Martine Belle App

Documented History


Mattie was born on 21 September 1874. 

1880 United States Federal Census

Mattie lived with her parents and siblings in 1880 at 320 Nineteenth St., Jefferson, Kentucky.  Her father, Frederic (age 53) was a Machinist born in Bayern. 

Her mother, Bernedine (age 48) kept the home and was born in Oldenberg.  All of Mattie’s siblings were born in Kentucky. 

They were: Emile (age 25), Kate (age 24), Sizzie (age 22, a Milliner), Mary (age 18, a Saleslady in a store), Sophia (age 16, Learning Milliner’s trade), Rachael (age 15), Annie (age 13 and still in school), Kenny (age 12 and still in school), and Alexander (age 8 and still in school).

1900 United States Federal Census

Mattie lived at 2406 South Magazine St, Kentucky in 1900 according to the 1900 Census Record. 

She lived with her parents Frederic App who was born in March 1827 and immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1831 and Berenada who was born in August 1833 and immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1837. 

She also lived with her sister Katherine born in November 1852 and brother Henry born in July 1868, both born in Kentucky.  Mattie was 26 years old at the time.

U.S. city Directories, 1822-1995

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Mattie lived at 2415 W. B’way in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky in 1904.

1910 United States Federal Census

In 1910, Mattie rented a house at 3513 Greenwood Ave with her husband Claude Miller.  She was 35, he was 38.  Their first two sons had been born, Thurman (age 2) and Bertram (under 1).

According to the 1920 United States Federal Census, Mattie and Claude lived at 4715 4th St., Allison, Kentucky in 1920 with their three kids. 

Claude was 48, Mattie was 45, Thurman was 11, Bertram was 9, and Aloys was 8 years old.  All could read and write.  All were from Kentucky. 

Mattie’s parents were from Germany and spoke German.  Claude was a manger at a Dry Cleaning Company. 

The 1930 Census shows Claude and Mattie living with all three children at 2032 Lakeside Dr., Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. 

Claude owned the home worth $8,000.  He was 57 years old. 

Mattie was 55, Thurman was 22, Bertram was 20, and Aloysius was 18.  Claude was 32 and Mattie was 30 when they were married. 

Claude was a manager at Dye Works and Bertram was an electrician.

Death


Mattie lost Claude on 25 July 1934 to carcinoma of the tongue.  He also had anemia. 

They were living at 4418 Taylor Blvd., Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky at the time of his death.

Mattie died on 22 April 1956 according to Kentucky, Death Index, 1911-2000, at age 81 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Mattie was buried at Saint Louis Cemetery in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, according to U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. 

This record confirmed the following details:  Martine Belle App was born on 21 September 1874 in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky and died in the same place on 22 April 1956 at age 81. 

Her parents were Frederick F. App 1826-1913 and Mary Bernadine Meschede 1832-1908.  Mattie’s spouse was listed as Henry Claude Miller 1871-1934. 

Her siblings were listed as:

  • Emil F. App…………………………………….1854-1924
  • Katherine App…………………………………1855-1939
  • Elizabeth R. App (Gliessner)……………1858-1940
  • Josephine App (Keller)…………….……..1859-1953
  • Sophia Elizabeth App (Lentsch)………1862-1944
  • Mary E. App (Boleman)…………………1863-1932
  • Rachel Mary App………………………….1865-1882
  • Thomas Alexander App…………………1872-1971

So, that’s about all I’ve found for Martine Belle App so far. It looks like I have some hints to explore for her parents and I think, with as many siblings as she has, I may be able to find some additional information out there some where when I do a deep dive on her. At this point, I’m only processing the hints on Ancestry. I will be exploring other sites and doing deep dives at a later time.

Finally, if you knew Mattie or have some memories of her family that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them! Just drop a few lines in the comments below and I’ll get your information added to this post.

Until then, take care and hug your loved ones!

~Kris

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Henry Claude Miller

Documented History

Henry Claude was born about 1873 in Kentucky according to the 1920 and 1930 Census records. 

His son, Thurman, was born in 1908 in Kentucky.

His son, Charles Bertram, was born in 5 April 1910 in Kentucky, according to Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911.  He was listed on his birth record as Charles B.  He was born to H. Claude Miller and Mattie B. App.  Claude was a solicitor for an Insurance Company at the time and lived at 2513 Greenwood in Kentucky.  Claude was listed at 38 years old, Mattie at 35.  She had birthed 3 children, 2 were living.  The physician was J E Helms.

HCM16 – Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911

According to the 1910 Census, Claude lived at 3513 Greenwood Ave, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky with his wife and two kids in 1910.  He was 38 years old at the time.  His wife, Mattie Belle, was 35 years old.  Mattie had birthed 3 children, only 2 were living.  They had been married 4 years which puts their wedding in or around 1906.  Their son Thurman was two years old and Bertram was a newborn.  They were all born in Kentucky but Mattie’s parents were both born in Germany.  Claude was a collector for an insurance company.

His son, Louis Aloysius, was born in 1912 in Kentucky.

In 1920, Claude lived in Jefferson County, Allison, Kentucky with his wife Mattie, and their three sons: Thurman (age 11), Bertram (age 9), and Louis Aloysius (age 8).  Claude was 48 years old and Mattie was 45 years old at the time according to the 1920 Census Record.  Claude’s parents were born in Kentucky, Mattie’s parents were both born in Germany.  Claude was a manager at a Dry Cleaning Company.  They lived at 4715 Fourth St., Allison, Kentucky.

In 1930, Claude and family lived at 2032 Lakeside Dr., Allison, Kentucky, according to the 1930 Census Record.  They owned their home which was valued at $8,000.  Claude was 57, Mattie was 55, Thurman was 22, Bertram was 20, and Louis Aloysius was 18 years old at the time.  Claude was a Manager at Dye Works and Bertram was an Electrician at an Electric Shop.

Death


The death record for Henry Claude Miller lists his birthdate as 28 August 1876 in Nelson City, Kentucky.  He was born in the same place as his parents, Henry Miller and Linnie Dragoo.  He had been living with his wife, Mattie B. Miller, at 4418 Taylor Blvd., Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky when he passed on 25 July 1934 of carcinoma of the tongue.  He was also anemic.  Claude was 68 years, 10 months, and 28 days old when he passed.  He had been a dry cleaner.

The U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current record confirmed several details about Claude.  His parents were William Henry Miller, 1847-1943 and Miranda Linnie Dragoo, 1845-1931.  His wife was Martine Belle App, 1874-1956.  He had one full sibling, Lillie Grace Miller (Thurman), 1874-1948.  And his two step brothers were William Cortland Shoptaugh, 1865-1939 and John Abner Shoptaugh, 1865-1939.  Claude was buried in Saint Louis Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.

That is about all I have for Henry Claude Miller. Just a few basic details based on the official records I’ve been able to find. Hopefully, this information will lead to additional facts. As always, if you know of Henry Claude Miller or have memories you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Until next time,

~Kris

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Mary Augusta Piquet

Documented History


Mary Augusta Piquet was born 10 January 1903, according to Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014.

Arrival to the United States

She arrived to the United States via ship from Le Havre, France to New York, New York on 1 October 1921 according to New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957.  She was 18 years old at the time and arrived with her husband, Clemens Clarence Biver.  The ship they arrived on was named Paris.

New York Passenger and Crew Lists
(including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957

Death


According to Virginia, Death Records, 1912-2014, Mary Augusta Biver committed suicide by strangulation on 4 December 1940 at home.  She lived with her husband, Clemens Biver at 53 W. Kelly Ave, Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia at the time. 

She was born 10 January 1903 and died at 37 years, 10 months, 22 days old.  She was born in Brest, France but had been in the United States for 19 years and worked as a housewife. 

Her father was Francois Piquet, born in France.  Her mother was listed as unknown.  She was buried in Oakland on 4 December 1940.

Mary’s obituary was published by the Daily Press on page 6, December 3, 1940. She was 37 years old when she died, allegedly by her own hand.  She had three daughters listed in her Obituary: Mrs. Joseph Rovansek of Hawaii, Yoland Biver and Lucette Biver of Phoebus.  She was also survived by a sister, Francois Salvania, and two nieces.

This is what I’ve been able to find so far for Mary. There are several City Directories where she is listed as living with her husband, Clemens Biver. Those can be found on his page as I don’t want to duplicate so many of them.

~Kris

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Where I Left Off…

Where Was I?


9-16-2019

My hints have grown exponentially over the last two years and I’ve not done very much work on it at all. I’m not real sure where all of the new hints came from but I more than tripled how many people were on my tree somehow.  I am noticing that there are tons of photos for some Gunterman folks that were just recently added as hints.  Perhaps that accounts for a lot of this new information.

As I find these additional people, I add them to my list of people to research.  Naturally, as I research those people, I will work through their hints and clear them from this list.  But, of course, working through those people will also add additional people to my list.

I’m still fairly certain I’ll never get my hints down to zero.  I’ll never be able to get through all of them unless I actually hit so many roadblocks that I run out of people to research.  I don’t see that happening…at least not any time soon.

September 8 – 14


This week, most of my focus was on researching people that I had already researched.  Since it has been about two years since I really focused on research, many of those folks had new hints.  So I went through and processed the new hints.

I researched the following new people in order this week:

Now I know that’s a super long list for just one week.  But there weren’t a ton of hints for these folks because most of them had already been processed.  So many of these people were real quick and easy to get updated in my records.  I did not come out to the website and update each person.  I will be working on that in this week and next.

I have not published posts for all of these folks yet, but as I do, I will come back to this page and update the links to them.

Plan Going Forward


In my previous Progress post, I laid out a plan for continuing my research.  I need an organized plan in order to get all of this done in a systematic way.

I planned to start at one generation and research all of the people within that generation.  For example, I started with Viola Mildred Beyl.  Once I’ve done the research on her, I will also research her spouse, children, and siblings.

Next I planned to move on to another person within the same generation.  Again, once I finish that person, I will research their spouse, children, and siblings.  This will include the spouse and children for each of the siblings as well.

I planned to continue from person to person until I have completed that entire generation.  Only then will I move back to the next generation.  This way, I will be able to balance out the work and ensure that I am researching each line and nobody gets left behind.

That being said, I started with Viola and had already done her siblings and parents, as well as her father’s siblings and parents.  So I was already a few generations back on her line.  And I focused last on the Global Search.  So I have several other family members from Viola’s generation that need to be researched still.  I will be focusing on them for now.  That includes their spouses, siblings, and children.

Now that I have updated each of the generations up to Viola’s, I will get started on where I left off and work on Viola’s generation.

Extra Credit


I did a few of my other activities a lot in the past two years to advance my genealogical experience a little bit further.  While these tasks certainly aren’t necessary for every family historian, they are tasks that I find beneficial and therefore I would recommend to anybody pursuing their own ancestry.

  • Grave Hunting
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Find A Grave Memorials

I try to conclude each person’s story with their burial.  I do this because the burial represents their resting place.  I have found that the Find A Grave website has been an invaluable asset in finding out where my ancestors are resting and obtaining photos of their headstones.

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When I don’t find a memorial, I will make every attempt to get a photo and create a memorial for them.  Unfortunately, if I don’t know where the ancestor is buried, I can’t create a memorial.  So I do have a few family members that still need memorials and I am working to find the appropriate information to get those created.

That said, I haven’t worked on Find A Grave since the move.

Grave Hunting

I know there are mixed feelings about people photographing headstones of people that aren’t their own family.  It is unfortunate that some folks get offended by this or when it causes unintended grief or heartache for someone.  I try my hardest to be respectful when I go out and document graves.

Since I rely on this in order to find my own family members, I feel it is important for me to give back.

I can say from my own personal experience, when I go out to a cemetery for this purpose, I pay the utmost respect to each grave I visit.  When there is trash around the area, I pick it up.   When there is overgrowth growing on the headstone, I pull it and clean it up.  When the flowers and memorabilia have fallen over, I pick them up and set them right.  This is just my way of paying respect to our ancestors before us…whether they are my direct ancestor or not.

Grave Tagging

Billion Graves sends volunteers out to local cemeteries to take photos of the headstones in each cemetery.  As you take the photos, Billion Graves attaches a GPS tag to that headstone.  This allows people to find the graves of their family members online and know exactly where they are on the map.

Since I live in a new area now, I researched the area cemeteries and spent a lot of time this past two years documenting graves.  I tagged 8,991 graves at Florida Hills Memorial Gardens.  I transcribed 6,798 of the photos that I took while tagging them.  Obviously, this took more than a week to do… several months actually.

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Transcribing the headstones makes the people searchable within the database.  This allows family historians like myself to find the resting places of their family members as well as obtain the dates of their birth and death.

This year, I’ve helped 8,298 people find their ancestors by tagging graves and transcribing headstones.  This is my way of giving back, I’m super proud to be able to help.

It’s been a super busy couple of years and quite the chore trying to figure out where to start up again.  But I think I’ve got a good idea of how to proceed.  So I should be back by this time next week with a decent amount of progress.

With that…it’s time to start the week!

Take care and hug your loved ones,

~Kris

Robert Edwin Laird

Documented History


Robert E. Lair was born in Indiana on 19 February 1913, per U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940 confirms this date. Robert Edwin Laird was born at 9:15am 19 February 1913 to Frank George Laird and Emma Edith Lingle who lived at 3852 Graceland, Indianapolis, Indiana. Frank was an Accountant at the time. They had 2 children, both living.

REL 1913 Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940

REL 1913 Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940

 

In 1920, per the United States Federal Census, Robert lived with his parents and brother at 2 Fall Creek Boulevard, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. His father, Frank G, was 39 years old and born in Indiana. Frank’s father was born in New York and his mother in Indiana.

REL 1920 US Federal Census

REL 1920 US Federal Census

 

Robert’s mother, Edith E, was also 39 and born in Indiana. Her father was born in Pennsylvania and her mother in Kentucky. Robert’s brother, Donald F, was 12 years old and born in Indiana. Frank was a Manager at the Credit Association.

REL 1930 US Federal Census

REL 1930 US Federal Census

 

According to the United States Federal Census, Robert and family lived at 3821 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana in 1930. Frank G and Edythe E were both 49 years old, Donald F was 22 years old and Robert was 17 years old. Frank owned the house valued at $13,500. Frank was a Manager at the Business Bureau.

REL 1940 US Federal Census

REL 1940 US Federal Census

 

In 1940, according to the United States Federal Census, Robert lived with his parents at 3821 Guilford Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Frank and Edith were 59 years old at the time, Robert was 27. Frank owned the house valued at $9,000. Frank worked in sales at a private practice and Robert was a Clerk with a building and loan office. Frank earned $5,000 and Robert earned $1,800.

 

Military


Robert enlisted into the Army on 3 February 1941, per U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010. He was released on 23 September 1945. His birthdate is listed as 19 February 1913 and his death date is listed as 5 May 1987.


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REL 1955 U.S. City Directories

REL 1955 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Robert E and Versa E lived at 6171 Burlington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1955. Robert worked as a salesman with J&L Agency Inc.

REL 1959 U.S. City Directories

REL 1959 U.S. City Directories

 

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Robert E and Versa E lived at 6171 Burlington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1959. Robert worked in Real Estate at the time.

 

Death


Robert E. Lair passed away in May 1987 in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, per U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, confirms his death date as 5 May 1987 at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana. He lived 74 years. His wife was Versa E. Buchanan. His usual occupation was listed as Chief of Relocations with the State Highway Department. Their address was listed as 2026 East 54th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana.

REL 1987 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

REL 1987 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

 

Robert and Versa lived at 6171 Burlington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana at the time of his passing. Robert’s parents are listed as Frank G. Laird and Edythe Lingle. Robert died of Respiratory arrest caused by a massive cerebral vascular accident which is commonly referred to as a stroke. He had been suffering from Pneumonia prior to his passing.

REL 1987 Headstone

REL 1987 Headstone

 

Robert was buried 8 May 1987 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Section 78, Lot 161 per U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. His parents are listed as Franklin George Laird (1880-1952) and Emma Edythe Lingle Laird (1880-1955). His spouse is listed as Versa E. Laird (1910-1998). His sibling is listed as Donald F. Laird (1907-1970). His Find A Grave Memorial# is 45956226.

As always, I’m still on the lookout for additional information about Robert’s life.  If you knew him or are related to him and have some memories you’d like to share, please don’t hesitate to leave your memories in the comments box below.

Talk soon,

~Kris

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Orval Ray Tudor

Documented History


Orval Ray Tudor was born 12 November 1895, according to the Web: Grant County, Indiana, Marion Public Library Birth Index, 1882-1981. However, this information appears inaccurate based on other documentation for Orval.

ORT 1900 US Federal Census

ORT 1900 US Federal Census

 

In 1900, according to the United States Federal Census, Orval lived with his parents and siblings at 2005 South Gallatren Street, Grant County, Indiana. His father was William Tudor, born October 1861. His parents were both born in Ohio, he was born in Indiana. William worked as a Clerk and owned their house. He was 38 years old and married to Viola R for 17 years. Viola was 35 years old, born November 1864. She had 5 children, all living at the time. Her mother was born in Virginia, she and her father were born in Indiana. Orval’s siblings were: Sella V, born November 1884; John C, born December 1886; Bertha L, born May 1889; and Sista M, born June 1892. Orval was born December 1895 according to the Census.

ORT 1910 US Federal Census

ORT 1910 US Federal Census

 

According to the 1910 United States Federal Census, Orval still lived with his parents, grandmother, and siblings. They lived at 1939 Park Avenue, Center Township, Marion County, Indiana. Orval was 14 years old at the time. William was 49, Viola was 45. Viola’s mother was Caroline Ellis, 79 years old and widowed. Caroline had 5 children, 3 still living. Her parents were born in Pennsylvania. Viola had 5 children, all still living. Bertha was 20, Sista was 17, Sella and John C no longer lived with them. William was a salesman at the grocery store and rented their house. Bertha was a bookkeeper at Tile Works.


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Marriage


Orval married Elsie M Mann on 27 January 1917 in Marion County, Indiana, according to Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. His birthdate is listed as 11 December 1893, he was 24 years old at the time. Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993 lists their marriage date as 26 January 1917. His parents are listed as William Tudor and Viola A. Ellis. Elsie’s parents are listed as Serilda White and George W. Applegate.

ORT 1917 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

ORT 1917 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918

 

According to U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Orval registered for the draft on 5 June 1917. At the time he lived at 1912 Broadway, Indianapolis, Indiana. His date of birth is listed as 11 December 1895 in Marion, Indiana. He worked as a Clerk at L.G. Deschler Cigar Company in Indianapolis. He claimed exemption from the draft as his wife was dependent on him for support. He was tall with a medium build, had blue eyes and blond hair. He had no disabilities.

ORT 1920 US Federal Census

ORT 1920 US Federal Census

 

In 1920, per the United States Federal Census, Orval and Elsie lived on Senate Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana. Orval was 24 years old and Elsie was 26 years old. Orval was a salesman for a Tire Company.

ORT 1930 US Federal Census

ORT 1930 US Federal Census

 

According to the United States Federal Census, Orval and Elsie lived at 2232 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis, Indiana with a roomer named Alma Bender in 1930. Orval rented the house which was worth $30 at the time. He was 34 years old. Elsie and Alma were 35 years old at the time. Orval was a salesman for the Radio. Alma was a hairdresser at her own shop.

ORT 1930 U.S. City Directories

ORT 1930 U.S. City Directories

 

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 also shows Orval and Elsie living at 2232 N. Alabama in 1930.

ORT 1936 U.S. City Directories

ORT 1936 U.S. City Directories

 

Orval and Elsie lived at 1309 N. Penn, apt. 7, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1936, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Orval was a salesman.

ORT 1940 US Federal Census

ORT 1940 US Federal Census

 

According to the United States Federal Census, in 1940, Orval and Elsie lived north of 70 St. Road, east and south of White River to Keystone Street in Washington, Marion County, Indiana. It says Orval was 42 at the time and Elsie was 42. Orval had completed 8th grade and Elsie had completed 2 years of high school. Orval was a salesman and made $1,400. Their house was rented.

ORT 1942 U.S. City Directories

ORT 1942 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1942, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Orval and Elsie lived at 2110 E. 75th, Indianapolis, Indiana. Orval was a Carpenter at the time.

ORT 1942 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

ORT 1942 U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

 

Orval registered for the WWII Draft in 1942 per U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. His and Elsie’s place of residence was listed as R. R. 13, Box 557, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He was 46 years old at the time, his birth date was listed as 11 December 1895 in Marion County, Indiana. His employer was Blair & Co. and he worked at Camp Atturbury in Edinburgh, Johnson-Bartholomew County, Indiana.

ORT 1945 U.S. City Directories

ORT 1945 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1945, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Orval and Elsie lived at 2110 E. 75th, Indianapolis, Indiana. Orval was a Salesman at the time.

ORT 1952 U.S. City Directories

ORT 1952 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1952, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Orval and Elsie lived at 2112 E. 75th, Indianapolis, Indiana. Orval was an Electrician at the time.

 

 

Death


According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Orval R. Tudor passed away on 29 September 1965 at 11:30am of Shock due to Gram Negative Septicemia that onset 1 day prior.   He was a retired salesman and a WWI veteran. His birthdate is listed as 11 December 1895, he lived 69 years, 9 months, and 18 days. An autopsy was performed.

ORT 1965 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

ORT 1965 Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

 

He passed at Veterans Administration Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery on 2 October 1965.

If you have additional information or memories that you would like to share about Orval Ray Tudor, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments box below.  Let’s keep his memory alive!

As always, I will come back and update this page as I find additional information about Orval.

~Kris

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Clemens Clarence Biver

Documented History


Clemens Clarence Biver was born on 7 November 1892 according to his U.S. Passport Application. He was born in Bushingen, Lorraine, France. His father was Nikolaus Biver and was also born in Bushingen, Lorraine, France.

According to U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, Clemens enlisted into the Army, Company K, 8th Infantry Regiment on 15 November 1919 for World War I. He was a Corporal in the Army. He was Honorably discharged on 15 November 1920.

CCB10 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925

CCB10 U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925

Clemens was 28 years old when he applied for his U.S. Passport in 1920 according to his Passport Application. He emigrated to the U.S. on 28 October 1911. He requested the passport so that he could return to France to visit his mother and marry his fiancé. He left the U.S. via ship from the port in New York, New York on 18 December 1920. He obtained his passport on 18 November 1920.

CCB10 1920 US Federal Census

CCB10 1920 US Federal Census

Clemens was a solider living at Camp Dix in Burlington, New Jersey in 1920 according to the Census. He was a carpenter who immigrated from France in 1911 at 18 years old. He was naturalized in 1918.

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Marriage


Clemens married Mary Augusta Piquet on 6 April 1921. He was 28 years old and Mary was 18 years old at the time.

CCB10 1921 New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

CCB10 1921 New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957

Clemens arrived back to the United States on 1 October 1921. He was 28 years old and departed from Le Havre, France on 24 September 1921 and arriving at the port in New York according to New York, Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.

CCB10 1921 Ship - 3

CCB10 1921 Ship – 3

In 1923, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived on Mallory Avenue, Newport News, Virginia and worked as a Clerk.

CCB10 1923 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1923 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1925, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived on Mallory Avenue, Newport News, Virginia and worked as a Clerk.

CCB10 1925 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1925 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1927, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia and worked as a Carrier.

CCB10 1927 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1927 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1929, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier.

CCB10 1929 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1929 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1930, Clemens lived with his wife, Mary, at 53 Kelly Avenue in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the Census. Clemens owned the house which was valued at $3300.

CCB10 1930 US Federal Census

CCB10 1930 US Federal Census

Clements was 37 and his wife was 27 years old. Their two daughters, Muguette and Lucille were ages 7 and 5. Clemens was 28 when he immigrated from France in 1911, Mary was 18 when she immigrated in 1921.

CCB10 1931 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995 - 1

CCB10 1931 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995 – 1

In 1931, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier.

CCB10 1932 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1932 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1933, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier.

CCB10 1933 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1933 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1935, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier.

CCB10 1935 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1935 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1937, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier.

CCB10 1937 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1937 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1939, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier for the US Post Office.

CCB10 1939 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1939 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1940, Clemens lived at 53 North Kelly, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the 1940 Census. On the census record, his name is written as Clarence. Clarence was age 47 and his wife Mary was age 37. Their children were Muguette age 18, Lucille age 16, and Yolande was 7 years old. Clarence owned the house and its approximate value was $5,000 at the time.

CCB10 1940 US Federal Census

CCB10 1940 US Federal Census

Yolande was in second grade at the time. Yolande and her sisters were born in Virginia. Clarence was a parcel post carrier for the post office. Clarence and his wife were both born in France. Clarence was naturalize in the United States and completed 7th grade. His income with the post office was $2500. According to the census, he was born in about 1893.

CCB10 1941 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1941 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1941, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with his wife Mary A. Clemens worked as a Carrier for the US Post Office.

CCB10 52 W Kelly Ave

CCB10 52 W Kelly Ave in Aug 2015

In 1942, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 52 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia. Clemens worked as a Carrier for the US Post Office. Lucette, his daughter, was living at 53 W Kelly Avenue. So I’m not sure if the difference in address was a typo or if they moved across the street for a year or two.

CCB10 1942 U.S. City Directories

CCB10 1942 U.S. City Directories

Clemens was drafted for World War II according to U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942. He still lived at 53 Kelly Avenue, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia at the time. He named his daughter, Lucette Biver as the person who would always know his address. He was 50 years old at this time.

CCB10 1942 U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942

CCB10 1942 U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942

 

Marriage


According to his marriage certificate, Clemen re-married on 24 June 1943 in Elizabeth City, Virginia. At the time, he was 50 years old and married 45 year old Margaret Evers. They were both widowers with a previous marriage each.

Marriage Certificate for Clemens

Margaret’s maiden name was Ryan. Her father was John Henry Ryan and her mother was Ella McGuff. She worked at a hospital in Indianapolis, the city where she was born.

In 1944, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia. Clemens worked as a Carrier for the US Post Office. 

CCB10 1949 U.S. City Directories

CCB10 1949 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1949, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margaret Biver. Clemens worked as a Carrier for the US Post Office. Yolande A also lived with them at the time.

CCB10 1950 U.S. City Directories

CCB10 1950 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1950, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margueirte C Biver.

CCB10 1952 U.S. City Directories

CCB10 1952 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1952, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margueirte C Biver. Yolande A also lived with them at the time. She worked as a telephone operator.

CCB10 1954 U.S. City Directories

CCB10 1954 U.S. City Directories

 

In 1954, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margueirte C Biver. He now worked in Real Estate, Sales, and Rentals, Beach Properties, Residential and Commercial. His office was at 309 Buckroe Avenue.

CCB10 1955 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1955 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1955, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margueirte C Biver. He now worked in Real Estate, Sales, and Rentals, Beach Properties, Residential and Commercial. His office was at 309 Buckroe Avenue.

CCB10 1956 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1956 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

 

In 1956, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margueirte C Biver. He now worked in Real Estate, Sales, and Rentals, Beach Properties, Residential and Commercial. His office was at 309 Buckroe Avenue.

CCB10 1958 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

CCB10 1958 U.S. City Directories 1822-1995

In 1958, according to U.S. City Directories 1822-1995, Clemens lived at 53 W Kelly Avenue, Phoebus, Newport News, Virginia with Margueirte C Biver. He now worked in Real Estate, Sales, and Rentals, Beach Properties, Residential and Commercial. His office was at 309 Buckroe Avenue.

 

Death


Clemen Biver, died on 8 September 1960 at 67 years old, according to his Death Certificate. He was married and he was a mail carrier when he died. The certificate listed his father as Nickolaus Biver and his mother as Maria Hillard which matches the pronunciation of her name in French. The informant of his death was his daughter, Marguerite Biver.

Death Certificate for Clemens

According to U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963, he is now at the Oakland Cemetery in Hampton, Virginia.

CCB10 1960 U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans 1925-1963

CCB10 1960 U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans 1925-1963

According to this application, he enlisted into the Army, Company K, 8th Infantry Regiment on 15 November 1919 for World War I. He was a Corporal in the Army. He was Honorably discharged on 15 November 1920. His wife, Marguerite Biver, lived at 2500 East Pembroke Avenue in Hampton, Virginia. Find A Grave Memorial # 14883416.

CCB10 1960 U.S. Find A Grave Index 1600-Current

CCB10 1960 U.S. Find A Grave Index 1600-Current

I found quite a bit about where Clemens lived and will update this post as I find additional information on him.  If you knew Clemens and would like to share some memories of his life, please leave them in the comments box below.

That’s all for now,

~Kris

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Charles Bertram Miller

Documented History


Charles B. Miller was born 5 April 1910 to H Claude Miller and Mattie B App who lived at 2513 Greenwood, Kentucky, per Kentucky, Birth Records, 1847-1911.

CBM113 1910 Kentucky Birth Records 1847-1911 - 2

CBM113 1910 Kentucky Birth Records 1847-1911 – 2

Claude was an Insurance Solicitor at 38 years old when Bertram was born. And Mattie was 35 years old. Both lived in Kentucky and had 3 children, but only 2 living at the time.

CBM113 1910 Kentucky Birth Records 1847-1911 - 3

CBM113 1910 Kentucky Birth Records 1847-1911 – 3

In 1910, Burtram lived with his parents and brother at 3513 Green Wood Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, per the 1910 United States Federal Census. His father, Claude H, was 38 years old. He was a Collector with an Insurance Company. The house was rented.

CBM113 1910 US Federal Census

CBM113 1910 US Federal Census

His wife was Mattie Belle, 35 years old. Her parents were born in Germany. She was born in Kentucky like the others. Thurman was 2 years old at the time and Burtram was a newborn. Claude and Mattie Belle had been married 4 years at the time. They had 3 children, 2 still living.

CBM113 1920 US Federal Census

CBM113 1920 US Federal Census

Burtram Lived at 4715 Fourth Street, Allison County, Jefferson, Kentucky in 1920 according to the 1920 Census. He was 9 years old and lived with his parents, Claude and Mattie Miller. Claude was 48, Mattie was 48, and both were born in Kentucky. Mattie’s parents were born in Germany. Claude worked in dry cleaning in 1920. Louis’ brothers were Louis Aloysius Miller (age 8) and Thurman Miller (age 11).

CBM113 1926 Sophomore Class Picture

CBM113 1926 Sophomore Class Picture

In 1926, Bertram was a Sophomore at St. Xavier High School, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. I have him listed in the class listing and a class photo on the following page of the yearbook, but I am unable to identify which person he is in the photo.

CBM113 1930 US Federal Census

CBM113 1930 US Federal Census

In 1930, Bertram lived at 2032 Lakeside Drive in Allison County, Jefferson, Kentucky. He was 20 years old and lived with his parents and both brothers. Thurman was 22, Louis was 18, Mattie was 55 and Claude was 57. Mattie was 30 and Claude was 32 when they got married. So they would have been married in 1905. In 1930, Louis was not employed. Bertram was an electrician at an electric shop. Claude was a manager at Dye Works. Claude owned the home and the value of the home was approximately $8,000.

CBM113 1940 US Federal Census

CBM113 1940 US Federal Census

According to the 1940 United States Federal Census, Bertram lived with his wife, their daughter, and his mother at 1524 Gardner Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. He was 30 years old at the time and worked as an Auto Electrician at a Repair Garage. His wife, Mildred, was 26 years old. Their daughter, Norma, was 3 years old. His mom, Mattie, was 65 years old and widowed. Mildred was born in Indiana. The others were born in Kentucky. Bertram worked 50 weeks that year and his income was $1560. Mildred was a housewife and Mattie was unable to work.

CBM113 1949 U.S. City Directories

CBM113 1949 U.S. City Directories

In 1949, Charles Bertram and Mildred W lived at 1528 Southgate Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Bertram was an Instructor.

1528 Southgate Ave in Oct 2011

1528 Southgate Ave in Oct 2011

In 1956, Charles Bertram and Mildred W still lived at 1528 Southgate Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Bertram was an Instructor.


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Bertram passed away on 15 February 1995 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona according to the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. His birthdate is listed as 5 April 1910.

CBM113 1995 Headstone

CBM113 1995 Headstone

Bertram is resting with his wife, Mildred W, at Evergreen Memorial Park Mortuary, Tucson, Pima County, Arizona in section 45 Lawn Crypts. His Find A Grave Memorial # is 164977095.

If you have any additional information on Charles Bertram Miller or would like to share memories of his life, please leave it in the Comments box below.  I will update this post as I find additional information.

Take Care,

~Kris

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William Thurman Miller

Documented History


William Thurman Miller was born 18 January 1908 according to U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Per the California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Thurman was born in Kentucky.

WTM112 1910 US Federal Census

WTM112 1910 US Federal Census

In 1910, Thurman lived with his parents and brother at 3513 Green Wood Avenue, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, per the 1910 United States Federal Census. His father, Claude H, was 38 years old. He was a Collector with an Insurance Company. The house was rented. His wife was Mattie Belle, 35 years old. Her parents were born in Germany. She was born in Kentucky like the others. Thurman was 2 years old at the time and his brother Burtram was a newborn. Claude and Mattie Belle had been married 4 years at the time. They had 3 children, 2 still living.

WTM112 1920 US Federal Census

WTM112 1920 US Federal Census

Thurman Lived at 4715 Fourth Street, Allison County, Jefferson, Kentucky in 1920 according to the 1920 Census. He was 11 years old and lived with his parents, Claude and Mattie Miller. Claude was 48, Mattie was 48, and both were born in Kentucky. Mattie’s parents were born in Germany. Claude worked in dry cleaning in 1920. Thurman’s brothers were Louis Aloysius Miller (age 8) and Bertram Miller (age 9).

WTM112 1930 US Federal Census

WTM112 1930 US Federal Census

In 1930, Thurman lived at 2032 Lakeside Drive in Allison County, Jefferson, Kentucky. He was 22 years old and lived with his parents and both brothers. Bertram was 20, Louis was 18, Mattie was 55 and Claude was 57. Mattie was 30 and Claude was 32 when they got married. So they would have been married in 1905. In 1930, Louis was not employed. Bertram was an electrician at an electric shop. Claude was a manager at Dye Works. Claude owned the home and the value of the home was approximately $8,000.


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Death


William Thurman Miller passed away 20 February 1988 according to U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. Per the California, Death Index, 1940-1997, Thurman died in San Luis Obispo, California.

This is all of the information I’ve found for William Thurman Miller thus far.  If you knew him or have memories you’d like to share of his family, please leave them in the comment box below.  I will update this post as I find additional information on Thurman.

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~Kris

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Raymond Edward Gunterman

Documented History


Raymond Edward Gunterman was born 27 June 1910 in Illinois according to the 1920 Census. He was the brother of Mary Katherine Gunterman. Their parents were Lela Marie Maurer and Stephen A. Guntermann.   His birthdate is confirmed by U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.

REG 1930 US Federal Census

REG 1930 US Federal Census

 

Raymond lived in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky with his mom in 1930 according to the 1930 Census. He lived with his mom, his sister Mary, and a maid by the name of Elizabeth Bank. They lived at Wrocklage Avenue which Lela rented. The house was worth $50.   Raymond was 19 years old at the time and didn’t work. Lela and Mary were stenographers. Lela worked at Trust Co. and Mary worked at a letter firm. Lela was divorced.


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Marriage


Raymond Edward Gunterman married Oleita Lightfoot Ayers on 15 August 1937 per Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001.   His birthdate is listed as 27 June 1910, Louisville, Kentucky to Stephen and Lela Maurer. Ray was a clerk at the time. His father was an Optometrist. His mother was a housekeeper. All three were born in Louisville, Kentucky.

REG 1937 Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 - 2

REG 1937 Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 – 2

 

This was Ray’s first marriage. Ray marked yes to being afflicted with epilepsy, tuberculosis, venereal, or another contagious or transmissible disease. Oleita was born in Kentucky on 18 February 1910 to Bird Lightfoot and Berdie Duffer of Kentucky. She was a waitress. Her father was a farmer. This was her second marriage, she had divorced in May 1935.

REG 1940 US Federal Census

REG 1940 US Federal Census

 

According to the Census, in 1940, Raymond was 29 years old. He rented a house at 672 S. 5th Street, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky with his wife. The house was worth $23.   Raymond was a skilled laborer at an auto accessory plant and had completed his 3rd year of high school. His income was $600 and he worked 32 hours. He was the head of household and lived with his wife, Oleita M Sue Lightfoot, born 18 February 1910, age 30 and his step-daughter Bettie Sue Ayers, age 8. All three were born in Kentucky. Oleita worked 46 hours as a waitress and her income was 460.

1122 Ash St in Nov 2016

1122 Ash St in Nov 2016

 

In 1946, Raymond and Oleita lived at 122 Ash, Louisville, Kentucky. Raymond was a store manager.

 

Death


Raymond died in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky on 19 May 1997 according to the U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014. His social security number was 404-01-5095 and was issued in Kentucky prior to 1951. His last residence was 40205 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky. He was 86 years old and his death certificate number was 13918, according to the Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000.

REG 1997 Headstone

REG 1997 Headstone

 

Raymond was laid to rest in the Gunterman family plot of Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, per U.S. Find A Grave Index 1600s-Current. He is resting in Section 14, Lot 259, Grave 11. His Memorial # is: 166664659.

REG 1997 Family Plot

REG 1997 Family Plot

 

As always, I will continue to update this post as I find additional information on Ray.  If you have memories and stories you’d like to share about him, please leave them in the comments box below.

That’s all for now,

~Kris

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