Mary Kathryn Gunterman

Documented History


Mary K Gunterman was born on 25 May 1912 in Jefferson, Kentucky according to 3 ancestry family trees and the Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911 – 1999. Her mother is listed as Lela Nauren. However, an ancestry family tree lists Mary’s mother as Lela Marie Maurer and her father as Stephen Gunterman.

Mary had a brother named Raymond Edward Gunterman who was born in Illinois on 27 June 1910 and died 19 May 1997 in Louisville, Kentucky.  Mary is the first in the Gunterman line that I am researching.

MKG09 1930 US Federal Census

MKG09 1930 US Federal Census

Mary lived in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky with her mom in 1930 according to 4 ancestry family trees. She was 17 years old at the time and single. According to the 1930 Census, Mary lived with her mom, her brother, and a maid by the name of Elizabeth Bank from Irish Free State.

They lived at 2114 Wrocklage Avenue which Lela rented. The house was worth $50. Mary’s brother, 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. Lela, Raymond, and Mary were from Kentucky.

Marriage


Mary married Louis Aloysius Miller Sr., around 1931 according to an ancestry family tree. Together they had Louis Aloysius Miller Jr.


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Death


Mary died in Jefferson, Kentucky on 8 December 1959 according to ancestry family trees. She was 47 years old at the time. However, her death certificate has her date of death listed as 8 December 1958 due to Lobar Pneumonia that she had been fighting for 2 weeks. She passed away at 12:15pm in SS Mary & Elisabeth Hospital in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky.

MKG09 1958 Death Certificate

MKG09 1958 Death Certificate

Her name is listed as Mary Kathryn Gathof, born 25 May 1912. She was 46 years, 6 months, and 13 days old when she passed. Her father’s name was Steve Gunterman. Her mother’s name was Lela Meyer. The informant was Stephen C. Gathof. She had been suffering with Pleurise Effusion, Acute Spenitis, and Anemia prior to her death. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery in Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky.

Mary’s Headstone

According to U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Mary Kathryn Gathof was born 25 May 1912 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA and died 8 December 1958 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA. She was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA on 11 December 1958. Her Find A Grave Memorial number is: 40365893.

Mary’s Obituary

There were two Obituaries published for Mary in the Courier Journal:

COURIER JOURNAL OBITUARY – 12/09/1958

Mrs. Mary Kathryn Gathof, 46, of 1843 Heaton Road, died at 12:15 p.m. yesterday [December 8, 1958] at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. She was a native of Louisville. Surviving are her husband, Stephen C. Gathof; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Ray King; a son, Louis A. Miller; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Virginia Skaggs, Mrs. Joyce Borders, Mrs. Shirley Caffee, and Mrs. Patricia Livers; four stepsons, Stephen A., John D. James K. and Thomas Gathof; her mother, Mrs. Lela Gunterman; a brother, Ray Gunterman and 18 grandchildren. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Ratterman Funeral Home, 2114 W. Market. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

COURIER JOURNAL OBITUARY – 12/10/1958

GATHOF – Mrs. Mary Kathryn Gunterman, age 46 years, Monday, December 8, 1958, at 12:15 p.m. at Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital; residence 1843 Heaton Rd. Beloved wife of Stephen C. Gathof; devoted mother of Mrs. Mary Ray King and Louis A. Miller, Indianapolis, IN; stepmother of Mrs. Virginia Skaggs, Mrs. Joyce Borders, Mrs. Shirley Caffee, Mrs. Patricia Livers, Stephen A., John D., James K. & Thomas Gathof; daughter of Mrs. Lela Maurer Gunterman; sister of Ray Gunterman; 18 grandchildren also survive. Funeral services from Ratterman’s, 2114 W. Market St., Thursday at 11 a.m. Interment Calvary Cemetery.

This is all I have for Mary Kathryn Gunterman at the moment. If you have additional information or would like to share stories about Mary, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments box below.

Stay tuned,

~Kris

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Oliver Family History

Oliver Surname



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The Oliver Family is going to be an interesting bunch.  I mentioned the Buchanan Estate scam when I posted the Buchanan Family History page.  Well, the Oliver family ties into this as well.  In two ways…one, there are some Buchanan’s that married into the Oliver family.  And two, there was one Oliver person that I know of that claimed it was from the Oliver side that we were related to former President James Buchanan.

In fact, he stole the precious book that was written by one of my greats on the Buchanan side which claims to have explained the relationship.  This book only had limited copies published so it seemed to have been lost forever…until I found it!  Now I have it.  More on that later.

As always, I did a quick search on Ancestry.com to find the origin of the surname Oliver.  Oliver naturally originated on the other side of the pond.  It seems to be English, Scottish, Welsh, or German.

With over 5 million documents on Ancestry.com related to the Oliver line, researching these folks should be a breeze!

Oliver Name Meaning

Oliver Name Meaning

Oliver Name Distribution

Oliver Name Distribution

Interestingly, the Oliver family is almost an exact match to the name distribution of the Buchanan family across the United States.

While it looks like most of them immigrated to the eastern regions of the United States, many immigrated to Texas, Washington, and California as well.

I will be looking forward to finding out where exactly the Oliver line immigrated from and if there was any connection to the Buchanan’s or perhaps that was just happenstance.  I do know that my Oliver line and Buchanan line were good friends growing up…before marrying each other.

I still wonder how our ancestors decided where to immigrate to.  How did they decide where to go?  And was there culture shock?  How different was their new home from where they immigrated from.

Family Origin

Family Origin

My DNA shows that I am 28% Irish which includes Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.  I think it’s safe to say I inherited a bit of Oliver blood here as well.

According to Ancestry.com, the great majority of Oliver’s came from England and Ireland with some coming from Great Britain, Scotland, and a select few from Germany and Spain.  This pretty much matches what my DNA results show.

I would love to travel over to the other side of the pond to find the places that my ancestors came from.  I thoroughly enjoy learning about our past and seeing the way our ancestors lived.  I would love to visit the houses they grew up in overseas and walk the same streets that they did.

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Oliver Immigration Information

Oliver Immigration Information

It seems the Oliver families immigrated to the United States mostly between 1851 and 1891, just like the Buchanan’s.  Perhaps the Oliver’s were a little later in the game though.

I wonder why there was such a drastic decline in the 1870s?  Maybe things were getting better over where they came from and then took a significant chance for the worse?  Maybe I’ll have to look for those answers.

There are just so many questions!

The biggest spikes seem to be around 1870 and again in 1885ish…just like the Buchanan’s.  I still wonder if something was going on over there in those years that prompted a decision to get out.  I’ll have to look into that further.  Maybe I could at least get a general idea of why they may have left.

Big surprise…most Oliver’s seem to have been farmers.  This is pretty consistent with what I’ve seen in my research so far.

Oliver Family Occupations

Oliver Family Occupations

I’ve found that most wives, prior to the 1900’s, were housekeepers or housewives.  So it’s not surprising to see the 6% in this chart.

I think Farmers and Laborers are pretty typical jobs for the 1800s and early 1900s.  I’ve seen many of each in all lines that I’ve researched so far.

I’ve seen Carpenters in several of them as well.  No real interesting jobs so far but I’ll be on the lookout for something exciting.

I wonder what other interesting occupations I’ll find in my research.

Oliver Members I’ve Researched So Far


Oliver Life Expectancy

Oliver Life Expectancy

Finally, it looks like the Oliver family life expectancy has been pretty close to that of the general public.

It seems as though many lived to see their 70s.

I do find it interesting that life expectancy spiked in the late 50s by over 20 years!  It’s commonly known the technological advances began in the 50s, perhaps this is the reason for the spike.

I think researchers are still trying to pin down the reasons for such differences.  So I will continue focusing on my own ancestors and let the scientists tackle that question.

Not a lot of information just yet on this line as I’ve only researched one person so far.  But, as always, I will come back and update this page as I find more information.  So much to do, so little time!

Oliver Civil War Service Records

Oliver Civil War Service Records

It would be nice to know more about these ancestors.  Where did they come from before Indiana?  Why did they immigrate to the United States?  Are there any notable or famous ancestors in this line?

Have you found Oliver in your family tree yet?  If so, I’d love to hear from you!

Even if you haven’t, have you found reliable places to research the history of your family name?  I’d love to know where to go to find out facts about surnames that are accurate and can provide some of the history behind the name.  Do share and let us know how you do it.  Just drop a line in the comments below.

That’s all for now, I’ll check back regularly and update this page as I find additional information.

Happy searching!

~Kris

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Louis Aloysius Miller Sr.

Documented History


Louis Aloysius Miller Sr. was born 10 July 1911 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA, per Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999. His mother’s name was Mattie App.

LAMS 1920 US Federal Census

LAMS 1920 US Federal Census

Louis Aloysius Miller Sr. Lived at 4715 Fourth Street, Allison County, Jefferson, Kentucky in 1920 according to the 1920 Census. He was 8 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 Thurman Miller (age 11) and Bertram Miller (age 9).

LAMS 1930 US Federal Census

LAMS 1930 US Federal Census

In 1930, Louis lived at 2032 Lakeside Drive in Allison County, Jefferson, Kentucky. He was 18 years old and lived with his parents and both brothers. Louis was 18, Bertram was 20, Thurman was 22, 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.

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Louis lived at 611 S. Shelby, Louisville, Kentucky with his wife Mary Miller in 1992. This was the same year their son, Louis Aloysius Jr., was born.  That said, I’m not 100% positive this is the same Louis and Mary because Mary’s middle initial in the city directory is I, not K, and Louis’ middle initial isn’t listed.  The Ancestry site seems to think it is the same couple, though, so we’ll go with it for now.

611 Shelby

According to U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Louis A Miller was married to Mary K Gunterman and they had a child named Louis Aloyius Miller.

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Really…this is all I’ve been able to find on him. I know…very disappointing. I have found several records for Luis/Louis A. Miller but I am unable to verify that these records are for the same guy. Many family trees have mixed these records with records for a Louis Albert Miller. Naturally, I will come back and update this page as I find additional information for Louis.

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~Kris

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Lucette Clementine Biver

Documented History


According to Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911, Lucette Clementine Biver was born 21 May 1924 in Elizabeth City, Virginia, USA.

LCB 1944 Lucette Biver

LCB 1944 Lucette Biver

In 1930, per the United States Federal Census, Lucette lived with her parents and sister at 53 Kelly Ave, . Her parents were Clemens Biver, age 37, and Mary A., age 27. Clemens and his parents were born in Lorraine, France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and was naturalized. Clemens was a carrier for the post office.

LCB 1930 US Federal Census

LCB 1930 US Federal Census

Mary and her parents were born in Brest, France. She immigrated to the United States in 1921 and was also naturalized. Both were French speaking. Mary was 18 years old when she married Clemens, he was 28. Lucette’s sister, Muguette, was 7 and Lucette was 5 years old at the time, they were both born in Virginia.

LCB 1940 US Federal Census

LCB 1940 US Federal Census

In 1940, Lucette lived at 53 North Kelly, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the 1940 Census. She lived with her parents, Clarence age 47 and Mary age 37 Biver, as well as her sisters, Muguette age 18 and Yolande, age 7. Lucette was 16 years old. Clarence owned the house and its approximate value was $5,000 at the time. Muguette and her sisters were born in Virginia. Clarence was a parcel post carrier for the post office.

Marriage


According to Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014, Lucette Clementine Marie Biver married Thomas Edward Witty on 30 September 1944 in Fort Monroe, Virginia.

LCB 1944 Wedding Photo

LCB 1944 Wedding Photo

Lucette was 20 years old at the time born in Phoebus, Virginia to Clemens Biver and Mary A. Piquett. She was a Clerk with N.A.C.A. Thomas Edward Witty was 24 years old at the time working as a Merchant Seaman in the U.S. Merchant Marines.

LCB 1944 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

LCB 1944 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

Thomas was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Edward Witty and Agnes Ruth Miller who lived at 45 Poplar Ave, Newport News, Virginia. According to the local newspaper, they were married at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic church, Old Point Comfort.

LCB 1946 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1946 U.S. City Directories

Thomas and Lucette lived at 1365 Roanoke Ave, Newport News, Hampton, Virginia in 1946, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

1365 Roanoke Avenue in Aug 2015

1365 Roanoke Avenue in Aug 2015

Thomas and Lucette lived at 224 Ferguson Ave, Newport News, Virginia per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 in 1949. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1949 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1949 U.S. City Directories

Thomas and Lucette lived at 224 Ferguson Ave, Newport News, Virginia per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 in 1950. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

224 Ferguson Ave in Aug 2015

224 Ferguson Ave in Aug 2015

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 630 Lee, Newport News, Virginia in 1951. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1951 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1951 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 630 Lee, Newport News, Virginia in 1952. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

630 Lee St in Aug 2015

630 Lee St in Aug 2015

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1954. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1954 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1954 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1955. Thomas was an engineer at the time.

121 Dogwood Dr in Aug 2015

121 Dogwood Dr in Aug 2015

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1956. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1956 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1956 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1957. Thomas was a draftsman at the time.

LCB 1957 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1957 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1958. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1958 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1958 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1959. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1959 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1959 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Thomas and Lucette lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, Virginia in 1960. Thomas was a designer at the time.

LCB 1960 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1960 U.S. City Directories

Lucette B Witty lived at 121 Dogwood Dr, Newport News, VA, 23606-3645 in 1993, per U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1.

While I found a lot of records for the different places Lucette lived with her husband, Thomas Edward Witty, I didn’t find much in the way of her life.  I suspect I will find more when I start researching her husband and, as always, I’ll come back and update this post as I find additional information.

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~Kris

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Louis Aloysius Miller Jr.

Documented History


Louis Aloysius Jr. was born on 13 May 1932 in Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky. According to his birth record on ancestry, his mom was Mary Gunterman. According to the U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Louis’ parents were Mary K Gunterman and Louis A Miller.

LAMJ 1940 US Census - Orphanage

LAMJ 1940 US Census – Orphanage

I believe Louis may have lived in Saint Thomas Orphanage in Rural, Oldham, Kentucky in 1940 according to the census record for that year. He was 7 years old at the time and in 2nd grade. Also listed with him is Joseph Miller, 11 years old, and in 3rd grade. The census record lists them as inmates. That being said, I cannot confirm that this is the same Louis Miller. There is no personally identifiable information to ascertain for sure that this is the same person.

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I read the book shown above, The Unbreakable Child, which was written by one of the orphans that lived at the St. Thomas Orphanage.  It was a hard read emotionally as those children were abused regularly in that orphanage.  One can only hope that I don’t have ancestors that had the misfortune of living there.  But if Luis was an orphan there, it might help explain some of what I know about him.

LAMJ 1940 US Census - Louis

LAMJ 1940 US Census – Louis

I know that he left the family when the 10th child was born.  I know that he continued to send money to the family to help ensure the children were taken care of.  I think perhaps if he did come from an orphanage, maybe having so many children was causing internal emotional issues that he couldn’t handle.

LAMJ 1940 US Census - Supplementary Questions

LAMJ 1940 US Census – Supplementary Questions

In his letters, he was very apologetic about things.  He seemed to be real hard on himself and kind of down.  I would expect this type of personality to come from an orphanage.  But I need to re-iterate here that I have no evidence yet that he was in the St. Thomas Orphanage.  The 1940 Census record does not include enough information to know, without a doubt, that it was indeed the same Louis Miller.

According to the U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Louis enlisted into the Air Force on 25 September 1950. He was released from the Air Force on 4 May 1952. His birth date is listed as 13 May 1931. His death date is listed as 3 January 1996.

Marriage


Louis married Yolande A Biver on June 14, 1952 according to the Marion County, Indiana Marriage Index. He was 20 years old. Yolande was 19 years old.

LAMJ US City Directories

LAMJ US City Directories

Louis lived at 6136 Nimitz, Indianapolis, Indiana with Yolande according to U.S. City Directories 1821 – 1989. He was 24 years old. She was 23. He was an installer for the telephone company.

6136 Nimitz Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana in June 2011

6136 Nimitz Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana in June 2011

Louis lived in New York, New York, 10008-0116 in 1983 according to U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1. This was after he left the family. He continued to support the family by sending money to Yolande. He was 51 years old at this time.

399 Passaic St, Hackensack, New Jersey in Aug 2012

399 Passaic St, Hackensack, New Jersey in Aug 2012

Louis lived at 399 Passaic St, Apartment 1, Hackensack, New Jersey, 07601-1543 in 1993 according to U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1. He was 61 years old at this time.

I was contacted by someone recently that knew Louis.  I will not be posting any personal information about my contact to protect the living.  However, he has given permission to post the information he was able to provide me about Louis.

Louis Aloysius Miller Jr

Louis Aloysius Miller Jr

In his original email, he sent the photo above of Louis.  He took the picture of that portrait while visiting a female member of his family.  He explained that Louis met her in an airport, presumably in Indianapolis, while waiting to fly back to New York after the Indy 500.  He wasn’t sure which year.  She mentioned knowing that he had been married in the past but was not aware of children and did not pry on his personal affairs.

We will call her his companion as they never lived together but were very close for a long time.  They use to travel together, often to Georgia to visit her family, and they would stay in separate hotel rooms.

Louis Aloysius Miller Jr

Louis (middle) with sibling and parents of his long time companion in 1967.

My contact described him as a very handy guy, good at understanding how things work and fixing them, whether electronic or not.  There’s a nice display cabinet in her apartment that he made, with their initials intertwined.  He worked with this gentleman’s father to create a seven card stud poker game for the Commodore 64 computer, and later for the IBM PC.  In fact, he has a copy that he says sorta works on a modern computer.

Death


Louis died at 9:13pm on 3 January 1996 in Hackensack, New Jersey at Wellington Hall Nursing Home. He was 63 years old at the time of his death.  According to U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Louis is resting in Memorial Park Cemetery with his wife Yolande A. Biver.

YAB Headstone

YAB Headstone

Louis is one of my big mysteries.  I never met him and I’ve heard some stories about him, but I am unable to find much information on him.  I heard that he had some patents, something to do with putting lights to music.  I know that he wrote some letters to some of my relatives, a few of which I have in my possession.  However, I am not including them here yet…again, to protect the living.  Maybe one day I’ll redact the names in the letters and post them anyway.

If you knew Luis and would like to share your memories of him, I’d love for you to put them in the comments box below.  I did not know him but I wish I would’ve met him.  He sounds like a very interesting guy.

As always, I’ll continue to update this post as I find additional information.

Take Care,

~Kris

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Muguette Kathern Biver

Documented History


Muguette Kathern Lucy Biver was born 30 August 1922 in Elizabeth City, Virginia according to Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911.

In 1930, per the United States Federal Census, Muguette lived with her parents and sister at 53 Kelly Ave. Her parents were Clemens Biver, age 37, and Mary A., age 27. Clemens and his parents were born in Lorraine, France. He immigrated to the United States in 1911 and was naturalized. Clemens was a carrier for the post office.

MKB 1930 US Federal Census

MKB 1930 US Federal Census

Mary and her parents were born in Brest, France. She immigrated to the United States in 1921 and was also naturalized. Both were French speaking. Mary was 18 years old when she married Clemens, he was 28. Muguette’s sister, Lucette, was 5 and Muguette was 7 years old at the time, they were both born in Virginia.

MKB 1940 US Federal Census

MKB 1940 US Federal Census

In 1940, Muguette lived at 53 North Kelly, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the 1940 Census. She lived with her parents, Clarence age 47 and Mary age 37 Biver, as well as her sisters, Lucille age 16 and Yolande, age 7. Muguette was 18 years old. Clarence owned the house and its approximate value was $5,000 at the time. Muguette and her sisters were born in Virginia. Clarence was a parcel post carrier for the post office.


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Marriage


Muguette married Joseph Stanley Rovansek on 11 May 1940 in Ft. Monroe, Virginia. Muguette’s parents are listed as Clemens Biver and Mary Augusta Piquet. Muguette was 18 years old at the time.

MKB 1940 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

MKB 1940 Virginia, Marriage Records, 1936-2014

Joseph was 27 years old. He was a soldier born in Johnston, Pennsylvania. He lived at Fort Monroe, Virginia. His parents were Vid Rovansek and Katherine Belec.

MKB 1948 Arrival from Japan - Redacted

MKB 1948 Arrival from Japan – Redacted

Muguette and her children arrived in Seattle, Washington on 18 August 1948 aboard the USAT “Edmund B. Alexander”, sailing from Yokohama, Japan on 7 August 1948. Her children were with her, though I have redacted their names and birthdays to protect the living.

MKB 1955 U.S. City Directories

MKB 1955 U.S. City Directories

Muguette and Joseph lived at 2209 N. Meade, Colorado Springs, Colorado, in 1955 per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

2209 N Meade

2209 N Meade in 2015

Muguette and family arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii on 10 August 1959 on the ship President Wilson from Vancouver per Honolulu, Hawaii, Passenger and Crew Lists, 1900-1959.

MKB 1959 Arrival to Hawaii - Redacted

MKB 1959 Arrival to Hawaii – Redacted

Muguette and Joseph lived at 1860 Ala Moana Blvd, Apt 1008, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1974, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Joseph was an employee with the United States Army Reserves at the time.

MKB 1973 U.S. City Directories

MKB 1973 U.S. City Directories

Muguette and Joseph lived at 1860 Ala Moana Blvd, Apt 1008, Honolulu, Hawaii in 1975, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. Joseph was an employee with the United States Army Reserves at the time.

MKB 1860 Ala Moana Blvd

MKB 1860 Ala Moana Blvd in 2015

Muguette lived at 26624 S. Fair Oaks Ct., Sun Lakes, Arizona, 85248-9256 in 1993 through 1999, per U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1.

Death


According to U.S. Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Muguette passed away on 15 December 2012 in Sun Lakes, Arizona at the age of 90. She is now resting in Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia. Her Find A Grave Memorial is #103357179 and there is another one: 104044989.

MKB Find A Grave Memorial

MKB Find A Grave Memorial

If you knew Muguette and would like to share her memories, please leave them in the comments box below.  Let’s keep her memory alive.

I will update this post if I find any additional information about Muguette.

That’s all for now,

~Kris

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Yolande Annie Biver

Documented History


Yolande Anne Biver was born on 26 August 1933 according to U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 and Virginia, Birth Records, 1912-2014, Delayed Birth Records, 1854-1911.  She is the first ancestor I am studying for the Biver family.

YAB 1940 US Federal Census

YAB 1940 US Federal Census

In 1940, Yolande lived at 53 North Kelly, in Phoebus, Elizabeth City, Virginia according to the 1940 Census. She lived with her parents, Clarence age 47 and Mary age 37 Biver, as well as her sisters, Muguette age 18 and Lucille age 16. Yolande was 7 years old. Clarence owned the house and its approximate value was $5,000 at the time. 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.

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School


Yolande lived in Hampton, Virginia in 1950, according to U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1999.  She attended Hampton High School and was a member of the Future Homemakers of America (F.H.A.) Club.  The image below depicts the members of that club.  Yolande is believed to be in the front row, second from the right.

YAB 1956 U.S. City Directories

Marriage


Yolande married Louis Miller on 14 June 1952 according to Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. Yolande was 18 years old.

YAB 1956 U.S. City Directories

YAB 1956 U.S. City Directories

In 1956, Yolande and Louis lived at 130 Nlmltz Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana according to U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989. Louis was an install tech at a telephone company. Yolande was 23 years old at the time.

7610 E. 35th Street

7610 E. 35th Street

Yolande lived at 7610 East 35th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46226-5818 according to U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1 and the U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002. This was the house that all of her children grew up in and she stayed in it until she passed away. Her phone number there was 317-546-1600. She was 60 years old.

Death


Yolande passed away on 28 February 2009 according to the U.S. Social Security Death Index. She passed at 75 years old. She passed at 12.26pm, per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. She passed away at home at 7610 E. 35th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana due to cardiomyopathy and acute heart failure due to significant mitral regurgitation.

YAB Death Certificate

YAB Death Certificate

She had been a widowed homemaker. She left behind 10 children, 25 grandchildren, and 45 great grandchildren. Her date of birth is listed as 26 August 1933 in Phoebus, Virginia to Clemence Biver and Maria Piquet. The informant was her eldest son.

YAB Headstone

YAB Headstone

Yolande was buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana where she now rests in Section 32 next to her one and only love, Louis Aloysius Miller, Jr. Be sure to visit her memorial at Find A Grave.

This is about all I’ve found for Yolande Annie.  I know that she went by Yo and loved yellow roses and that she was a pretty strict parent and grandparent but she loved purely and deeply.  If you knew her or are related to her and would like to share some memories of how Yolande’s life inspired yours, please don’t hesitate to leave it in the comments section below.

As always, I’ll update this post as I find additional information for Yo.

Talk soon,

~Kris

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Lois Catherine Buchanan

Documented History


Lois Catherine Buchanan was born 19 August 1914 according to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 in Ridgeway, Illinois to Maurice Buchanan and Pearl Wilton.

LCB 1920 US Federal Census

LCB 1920 US Federal Census

Lois lived with her parents and siblings on Lafayette Street, Winslow, Pike County, Indiana according to the 1920 United States Federal Census. Morris G. Buchanan was 36, his wife Pearl was 29 years old. Versa was 9, Charles and Carlin were 7, and Lois was 5 years old. Maurice was a Preacher.

LCB 1930 US Federal Census

LCB 1930 US Federal Census

According to the 1930 United States Federal Census, Lois lived with her parents and siblings in Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana. Her father, Maurice Buchanan, was 46 years old and working as a Methodist Pastor. Her mother, Pearl, was 39 years old. Carlin and his twin, Charles, were 17 and Lois, was 15 years old. Maurice’s mother was born in Missouri. The rest were born in Illinois.

Marriage


Lois married Robert Boone on 4 October 1935 in Marion County, Indiana per Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012.

LCB 1936 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1936 U.S. City Directories

According to U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Robert and Lois lived at 556 N. Gray, Indianapolis, Indiana in 1936. Robert was a Serviceman with Royal Typewriter Company.

LCB 1960 U.S. City Directories

LCB 1960 U.S. City Directories

In 1960, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Robert and Lois lived at 2730 E. 62nd, Indianapolis, Indiana. Robert was a General Manager at Messrs Scholer & Waters.


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On 24 June 1978, Lois married James Kiraly in Marion County, Indiana according to Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012. According to Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005, James Steven Kiraly was 66 years old, born in Ohio. He was retired at the time and lived at 8238 N. Pennsylvania, Indianapolis, Indiana. His previous marriage ended by death. He was Protestant.

LCB 1978 Marriage Certificate

LCB 1978 Marriage Certificate

Lois Catherine Boone was 63 years old and divorced from Robert Boone. She was born in Illinois and lived at 6649 Riverfront Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. She worked as a Secretary and was also Protestant.

Lois lived at 8238 N. Pennsylvania Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 16240-2246 in 1992 according to U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1.

Death


Lois Catherine passed away on 15 February 2007 at 4:00am at 92 years old at the Clearwater Commons facility in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. Her cause of death is listed as Dementia on Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 which she had been suffering from for 9 years. She also had Coronary Artery Disease. The informant was her son, Mike Boone.

LCB 2007 Death Certificate

LCB 2007 Death Certificate

Per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Lois was buried 20 February 2007 in Crown Hill Cemetery. Her spouse was James Steven Kiraly.  Visit Lois’ memorial on Find A Grave.

LCB 2007 Find A Grave Memorial

LCB 2007 Find A Grave Memorial

If you have memories of Lois that you would like to share, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments box below.  I will most definitely come back and update this post as I find additional information on Lois.

Until next time,

~Kris

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Philip Carlin Buchanan

Documented History


Philip Carlin Buchanan was born 4 January 1913 in Shawneetown, Illinois per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. His parents were Maurice Buchanan and Pearl Wilton.

PCB 1920 US Federal Census

PCB 1920 US Federal Census

Carlin lived with his parents and siblings on Lafayette Street, Winslow, Pike County, Indiana according to the 1920 United States Federal Census. Morris G. Buchanan was 36, his wife Pearl was 29 years old. Versa was 9, Charles and Carlin were 7, and Lois was 5 years old. Maurice was a Preacher.

PCB 1930 US Federal Census

PCB 1930 US Federal Census

According to the 1930 United States Federal Census, Carlin lived with his parents and siblings in Loogootee, Martin County, Indiana. His father, Maurice Buchanan, was 46 years old and working as a Methodist Pastor. His mother, Pearl, was 39 years old. He and his twin, Charles, were 17 and their sister, Lois, was 15 years old. Maurice’s mother was born in Missouri. The rest were born in Illinois.

PCB 1934 U.S. City Directories

PCB 1934 U.S. City Directories

In 1934, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, Carlin lived at 1233 N. State Av, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

PCB 1233 N. State Ave

PCB 1233 N. State Ave in 2014

Marriage


Carlin married Theresa L. Owens on 17 April 1935 in Marion County, Indiana, per Web: Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012.

PCB 1936 U.S. City Directories

PCB 1936 U.S. City Directories

Carlin lived at 2036 Houston, Indianapolis, Indiana with his wife Theresa L. in 1936, per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995. He was a shipping clerk with Royal Typewriter Co.

PCB 2036 Houston St

PCB 2036 Houston St in 2014

Carlin and Theresa had a baby girl on 19 April 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana at 10:07pm. They named her Theresa Anita Buchanan. At the time, they lived at 2036 Hueston Street.

PCB 1936 Birth of Daughter Theresa Anita

PCB 1936 Birth of Daughter Theresa Anita

Carlin was 23 and Theresa was 22 years old. Carlin was a shipping clerk with Royal Typewriting Co. for a year. Theresa was a housewife.

PCB 1937 Birth of Daughter Carolyn Lois

PCB 1937 Birth of Daughter Carolyn Lois

Carlin and Theresa had another baby girl on 13 June 1937 at 9:41pm. They named her Carolyn Lois Buchanan. At the time, they lived at 3347 E. 20th, Indianapolis, Indiana. Carlin was 24 years old working as a Vacuum Sweeper Co. Salesman.

PCB 1940 US Federal Census

PCB 1940 US Federal Census

According to the 1940 United States Federal Census, Carlin lived with his wife and daughters at 2831 Kenwood Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana. He worked services and sales with a Typewriter Co. He was 29 years old. He was born in Illinois, the other three were born in Indiana. His wife was Theresa, age 23. Their daughter Anita was 3 and Carolyn was 5. Carlin received $832 in wages. He paid $20 per month in rent.



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PCB 1952 U.S. City Directories

PCB 1952 U.S. City Directories

In 1952, Carlin and Theresa lived at 3966 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana per U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.

Death


Philip Carlin passed away at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson, Madison County, Indiana at 3:00pm on 5 January 1967 due to Exsanguination due to Ruptured Esophageal Varicose Vein due to Nutritional Chassis that had onset 36 hours prior. He was 54 years old as the time living at 661 Easy Street, Glendale Heights, Illinois. The informant was his son-in-law, Michael Feeney.

PCB 1967 Death Certificate

PCB 1967 Death Certificate

According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Philip Carlin Buchanan was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery on 9 January 1967.  Find A Grave had a memorial for Carlin but it did not contain much information on him, just his burial date.  It also didn’t have a photo of his headstone.  I updated the information and requested a photo of his headstone.  I will update this post as I get more information and photos.

If you have information you’d like to share about Carlin’s life, please leave it in the comments section below.  Let’s keep his memories alive for his descendants!

That’s all for now,

~Kris

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Versa E Buchanan

Documented History


According to Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Versa E Buchanan was born 24 July 1910 in St. Francisville, Illinois to Maurice G. Buchanan and Pearl Wilton.

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According to the 1920 United States Federal Census, Versa lived with her parents and siblings on Lafayette Street, Winslow, Pike County, Indiana. Her parents, Maurice Grant and Pearl Winton were ages 36 and 29 respectively. Maurice (shown as Morris on the record) was a Church Preacher.

VB 1920 US Federal Census

VB 1920 US Federal Census

Versa was 9 years old. Her twin brothers, Charles and Carlin were 7 years old. Their little sister, Lois, was 5 years old. Maurice’s father was born in Indiana, his mother was born in Missouri. Everybody else was born in Illinois.

VEB 1955 U.S. City Directories

VEB 1955 U.S. City Directories

Versa and her husband, Robert E., lived at 6171 Burlington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, per U.S. city Directories, 1822-1995 in 1955. Robert was a salesman with J& L Agency Inc.

VEB 1959 U.S. City Directories

VEB 1959 U.S. City Directories

Versa and her husband, Robert E, lived at 6171 Burlington Avenue, Indianapolis, Indiana, per U.S. city Directories, 1822-1995 in 1959. Robert was in real estate.

Death


Versa passed away at 12:00am on 27 March 1998 per Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. She was 87 years old at the time and passed away from Severe COPD in stage due to cigarette smoking for many years. She was an inpatient at Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana when she passed. She had been suffering from Severe Gastroesophageal reflux, Malnutrition, advanced age, and poor swallowing.

VB 1998 Death Certificate

VB 1998 Death Certificate

Her name is listed as Versa E. Laird and she was a widow. She had been a portrait artist born in St. Francisville, Illinois on 24 July 1910. The informant was Dennis Boone, Versa’s nephew.

VEB 1998 Headstone

VEB 1998 Headstone

Versa was buried on 1 April 1998 in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.  She is buried in Section 78, Lot 161.  Be sure to check out her memorial on Find A Grave.

Like always, I will update this post as I find additional information for Versa.  In the meantime, if you knew her or are related and would like to share some of her precious memories, please leave your stories in the comments box below so her memories may stay alive for her descendants.

Stay tuned,

~Kris

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