Janice Karen Fields

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     Janice Karen Fields is the daughter of Alden Hugo Fields and Bonnie Hazel Kinsler. Janice Karen Fields married Daniel Richard Gibbon on 9 March 1963 at Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN, USA.
Last Edited=7 Jan 2008

Family: Janice Karen Fields and Daniel Richard Gibbon

Laurence Donald Fields

M, (19 March 1953 - 9 August 1996)
     Laurence Donald Fields was born on 19 March 1953 at San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA, USA.1 He was the son of Ronsia Woodrow Fields and Marjorie Hazel MacLean. Laurence Donald Fields died on 9 August 1996 at Redwood City, San Mateo County, CA, USA, at age 43. San Mateo County Times, Tuesday, August 13, 1996
Laurence D. Fields
Passed away August 9, 1996, at the age of 43. A native of San Francisco, he was the beloved son of Ron Fields of Redwood City, and the late Marjorie Fields, who passed away May 29, 1996. A lifetime resident of Redwood City, Larry was a 1972 graduate of Sequoia High School and attended Columbia Community College in Twain Harte. He loved to coach Pop Warner football in San Carlos, and was a self-indoctrinated paramedical, often coming to the aid of those in need and volunteered his time whenever he could. He was a member of the Woodside Road Methodist Church.
Along with his father he is survived by his loving sister and brother-in-law, Janet and David Hotchkin of Pasadena; and was the adored uncle of Johathan and Carolyn Hotchkin of Pasadena.
Those who wish to remember Larry may make contributions in his name to Bethany Christain Services, 9928 Flower Street, Bellflower, CA 90706, or to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, 886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940. A private family service will be held..2 He was buried at Skylawn Memorial Cemetery, at San Mateo, San Mateo County, CA, USA.
Last Edited=18 Jan 2008

Citations

  1. [S140] California Birth Index 1905- 1995.
  2. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997.

Leston Boyd Fields

M, (5 January 1917 - 18 November 1944)
Leston Boyd Fields
     Leston Boyd Fields was born on 5 January 1917 at VA, USA.1 He was the son of Floyd Nathaniel Fields and Ida Virginia Sexton. Leston Boyd Fields married Cedella (Della) Isbel Jessee on 1 February 1939 at Gate City, Scott County, VA, USA. Scott County, VA Marriage Book 6, Pg 22, Line 26.. Leston Boyd Fields died on 18 November 1944 at Maryville, Blount County, TN, USA, at age 27. Funeral services for Leston B. Fields, 28, who was instantly killed in a traffic accident Saturday at about 8 P. M. near Maryville on the Maryville-Knoxville highway, will be held Tuesday at 11 A. M. at the Maple Street Methodist Church.
Fields, a former resident of Kingsport, was killed and four others were injured when the car in which he was riding collided with a truck. The car was driven by Clay Lambert believed to be of Maryville.
The truck was occupied by three people, Edmond Guy Cable, his father, Ernest Cable and brother Charlie Cable, of Blount County, all of whom together with the car driver, were injured.
The car and truck were badly damaged, impact of the crash tearing off the truck bed and the motors of both vehicles were smashed back to the steering wheels.
Fields lived in Kingsport 15 years, coming here with his parents from Castlewood, Va. He moved to Kingston, Tenn., several months ago where he was employed by the J. A. Jones Construction Co.     
He was an active member of the Maple Street Methodist Church of Kingsport.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Della Jesse Fields, of Kingston, his mother, Mrs. W. L. Hart of Knoxville, two sisters, Mrs. Garfield Bevins of Kingsport, and Mrs. Glen Moorehouse of Knoxville, and three brothers, Ernest W. fields of New York City, Alden H. Fields of Kingsport, and Lt. R. W. Fields of U. S. Army.
The Rev. Luther Sexson, the Rev. R. A. Dingus of Dante, Va. and the Rev. E. L. McConnell, church pastor, will be in charge of funeral services. Burial will be in City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Holiday Smith, James Riggs, Gus Clemens, Carson Gilliam, Howard Williams, and D. Ketron.
The body will be removed Monday from the Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home to the home of his brother, Alden Fields, 1141 Bristol Highway.
Active pallbearers will be Holiday Smith, James Riggs, Gus Clemens, Carson Gilliam, Howard Williams and Dee Ketron.

findagrave.com has 8 nov 1944 as death date. He was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, at Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN, USA.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2016

Family: Leston Boyd Fields and Cedella (Della) Isbel Jessee

Citations

  1. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014, listed as L. C. Fields.

Myrtle Ledana Fields

F, (27 May 1911 - 21 July 1993)
Myrtle Ledana Fields, wife of Glenn William Moorehouse
     Myrtle Ledana Fields was born on 27 May 1911 at Bear Wallow Hollow, Scott County, VA, USA. She was the daughter of Floyd Nathaniel Fields and Ida Virginia Sexton. Myrtle Ledana Fields married Glen William Moorehouse on 17 October 1931 at Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN, USA. Myrtle Ledana Fields died on 21 July 1993 at Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN, at age 82. Obituary: Kingsport Times-News, Kingsport, Tennessee, Thursday, July 22, 1993

Myrtle Moorehouse
Myrtle Fields Moorehouse, 83, 100 Netherland Inn lane, Kingsport, died Wednesday (July 21, 1993) in Asbury Center at Baysmont after an extended illness.
Born in Russell County, Virginia, she was a graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and a member of First Broad Street United Methodist Church and the U.M.W. She was past worthy matron at the Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 198.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Floyd and Ida Fields and two brothers, Leston and Alden Fields.
Surviving are her husband, Glen Moorehouse of the home, one daughter,Sue Moorehouse Cumbow, Piney Flats, Two sons, Cris Moorehouse, Kingsport, and Glen Evan Moorehouse of Atlanta, GA; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Retha Bevins, Cedar Lake, IN; two brothers R.W. Fields, Redwood City, CA and Ernest Fields, Morristown, New Jersey; several nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 7 to 9 PM Friday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.
Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Broad Street United Methodist Church with Dr. Toombs Kay officiating.. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, at Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN, USA.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2016

Children of Myrtle Ledana Fields and Glen William Moorehouse

Paul Fields

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     He married Susan Lynette Hotchkin at Jackson County, MO, USA, on 14 December 1968.1
Last Edited=16 Jun 2012

Child of Paul Fields and Susan Lynette Hotchkin

Citations

  1. [S1234] Jackson County Missouri Marriage Records 1840 to 2011.

Retha Leota Fields

F, (21 June 1909 - 9 April 1996)
Retha Leota Fields wife of Garfield Bevins
     Retha Leota Fields was born on 21 June 1909 at Bear Wallow Hollow, Scott County, VA, USA. She was the daughter of Floyd Nathaniel Fields and Ida Virginia Sexton. Retha Leota Fields married Garfield Cavada Bevins on 1 March 1931 at Kingsport, Sullivan County, TN, USA. Retha Leota Fields left a will in 1994 at La Porte, La Porte County, IN, USA. Last Will and Testament of Retha L. Bevins
I, Retha L. Bevins, 6774 East 200th Street, Mill Creek, Indiana, do hereby make, publish and declare this My Last Will and Testament in the manner and form following, hereby cancelling and revoking any and all prior wills or codicils thereto.
ARTICLE 1. After payment of my lawful debts and after funeral and testamentary charges are paid, I give, devise and bequeath all of my property personal and real, of whatever nature and where ever situated as follows:
1. If my beloved husband, Garfield, shall survive me than I give all of my property to him.
2. If my husband shall not survive me then I give all of my property as follows:
3. All of my personal possessions which are listed on the paper attached to this will which as been signed by me and is designated as exhibit No. 1, I give to the five persons listed on such exhibit the articles listed thereon as intended for them. Those five persons listed on the attached exhibit are my beloved children whom I love and have enjoyed all these long and wonderful years.
4. All the rest and remainder of my property both personal and real I give, devise and bequeath in equal shares to my five children, James Bevins, Gene Bevins, Ernest Bevins, Lois E. Endris and Darlene Endris.
5. I hereby make, constitute and appoint my son James Floyd Bevins to be the Executor of this will and direct that no bond shall be required.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 10th day of February, 1994. Signed by Retha Bevins.
Witnesses: Georgia Danders, nancy L, Bevins, James F. Bevins
The following was stapled to the above will.
"To be attached to my will as referred to therein."
For James Floyd Bevins to become executor of Garfield Bevins and Retha Leota Bevins assets and material belongings.

In the event one passes away before the other - all belongings shall go to the spouse.

In the event of the death of the surviving spouses, the following items were specifically set aside for their surviving children.
Lois Edna Endris 2890 Flickner Lane S.E., Corydin, Indiana 47112
1. Mom's (Retha's) - Family Bible
2. Mamaw Fields - old mantel clock
3. Mamaw and Papaw Fields - oval picture & frame
Darlene Celia Endris 13710 Birch Street, Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
1. Mother's (Retha's) - current wedding rings (Ida's set)
2. Mom & Dads - TV and ship clock
James Floyd Bevins 3774 E. 200 S., Mill Creek, Indiana 46365
1. Papaw Bevins - old mantel clock
2. Fannie Bevins - cedar chest
3. 50th anniversary quilt & pillow case
4. Papaw Bevins - retirement watch
5. Mom's (Retha's) - treadle sewing machine
6. Mom's (Retha's) - Kenmore electric sewing machine
7. Dad's (Garfield) - original wedding ring
Ernest Keys Bevins 3120 Wolfe Road, Clearwater, Florida 34619
1. Mamaw Fields - cedar chest
2. Mom & Dads (Retha and Garfield's) - blonde hutch
3. Mom & Dads (Retha and Garfield ') - Small folding table with drawer
Gene Garfield Bevins 13711 Birch Street, Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
1. Mom's (Retha's_ - wedding ring
2. Mamaw & Papaw's - desk

All other belongings to be divided between these five children and their offspring as desired. Agreed upon this day, January 22, 1994, by all children named above.
Signed by: Garfield Bevins and Retha L. Bevins and Witnessed by James F. Bevins. She died on 9 April 1996 at La Porte, La Porte County, IN, at age 86. Obituary: Cedar Lake Journal - Tuesday, April 16, 1996
Retha Leota (Fields) Bevins
Retha Leota (nee Fields) Bevins, age 86, of LaPorte, formerly of Cedar Lake, passed away Tues., April 9, 1996, at Fountain View Nursing Home in LaPorte. She is survived by: two daughters, Lois (Chuck) Endris of Corydon and Darlene (Everett) Endris of Cedar Lake; three sons, James (Nancy) Bevins of LaPorte, Ernest Bevins of Clearwater, Fla., and Gene (Jeanie) Bevins of Cedar Lake; two brothers, Ernest Fields of Morristown, N.J., and Ronsia Fields of Redwood City, Calif; 15 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: her husband, Garfield Bevins; one son, Dwight David; her parents, Floyd and Virginia Fields; two brothers, Alden and Leston, and one sister, Myrtle. Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. April. 12 at Eller Brady Funeral Home in Cedar Lake, with Rev. Kevin Gardner officiating. Interment followed at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville. Visitation was held from 2 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. April. 11 at the funeral home. Retha Fields was born in Bear Holler, Scott County, Va. She lived in Cedar Lake for 27 years, and was a member of the North Dunedin Baptist Church in Dunedin, Fla. She worked at the Willowdale Nursing Home in Crown Point from 1958 to 1973, and at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Crown Point from 1973 to 1975.. She was buried at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, at Schererville, Lake County, IN, USA.

     Retha worked at the Rothchilds in Hammond, Indiana as a seamstress in 1958. She then worked as a nurses aid at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Crown Point, Indiana (1973 - 1975). She also was a home hairdresser and a seamstress for her family and friends.
Garfield and Retha had six children, 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

On Saturday, the 22th of August Retha and Garfield renewed their vows, the invitation read as follows.
In Honor of the 50th Wedding Anniversary of Mr and Mrs. Garfield Bevins, their children and grandchildren request the pleasure of your company on Saturday, the twenty-second of August 1981 at seven o'clock in the evening First Baptist Church Cedar Lake, Indiana. If you are unable to attend we ask your presence in thoughts and prayer.

Out of town Family included: Myrtle (sister of Retha) and Glen Moorehouse, Cris and Theona Moorehouse, son and daughter-in-law of Myrtle Fields Moorehouse, and Alden (brother of Retha) and Florence Fields attended from Kingsport, Tennessee.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2016

Family: Retha Leota Fields and Garfield Cavada Bevins

Ronsia Woodrow Fields

M, (29 January 1919 - 7 June 2005)
     Ronsia Woodrow Fields was born on 29 January 1919 at Scott County, VA, USA. He was the son of Floyd Nathaniel Fields and Ida Virginia Sexton. He married Marjorie Hazel MacLean at Berkeley, Alameda County, CA, USA, on 28 April 1945. From the Oakland Tribune, Tuesday May 1, 1945
Marjorie Hazel MacLean Married at St. Clement's
In the presence of a score of guests from the Bay cities, Miss Majorie Hazel MacLean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stuart MacLean of Florence Street, Berkely, was married at 3 o'clock in St. Clement's Episcopal Church of Berkley to Lieut. Ronsia Woodrow Fields of the United States Army. Officiating was the rector, the Rev. J. Henry Thomas.
Majorie was given in marriage by her father. Her wedding gown was of ivory satin, designed with a marquisette and lace yoke, and long sleeves, reaching over the hand. The gown was made with a slight train. Her bridal veil was of tulle, fingertip length, and held in place with a coronet of pearls. White butterfly orchids, bouvardia and stephanotis were fashioned into a cascade bouquet.
Miss Ellen Langley of Berkley was maid of honor, and the brides maids were Miss June Golforth and Mrs. R. W. Bailey of San Francisco. Blue marquisette was worn by the honor attendant and others were gowned in shell pink. They carried bouquets of miniature pink callas and pale pink bouvardia fringed i stephanotis, and with a frill of green tulle.
Ernest Fields arrived from New York in time to be best man for his brother. Serving as ushers at the church were Ensign Robert Harris, U.S.N., and Lieutenant (j.g.) William Patton U.S.N.
The wedding reception was held in the Berkley Women's City Club, which was decorated in Spring blossoms. The officer and his bride received about 75 close friends, the bridal party, and members of the two families.
They bride is a graduate of University High School, and her husband was educated in the south.
Lieutenant Fields in the son of the late R. W. Fields of Kingsport, Tenn. and of Mrs. W. L. Hart of Knoxville, Tenn.
The benedict is an officer in the Army Chemical Warfare Division.
The future home of the bridal couple upon their return from a honeymoon at Carmel will be Pascagula, Miss.
The betrothal of the young couple was revealed to their friends about a year ago.. Ronsia Woodrow Fields died on 7 June 2005 at La Verne, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, at age 86. Ron died at about 9:00 pm in the retirement home where he had lived for a number of years.. He was buried at Skylawn Memorial Cemetery, at San Mateo, San Mateo County, CA, USA.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2016

Children of Ronsia Woodrow Fields and Marjorie Hazel MacLean

Samuel Edmond Franklin Fields

M, (1830 - 14 September 1862)
     Samuel Edmond Franklin Fields was born in 1830 at Bartow County, GA, USA. He married Sarah E. Quarles, daughter of David Augustus Quarles and Catherine Shaw, on 7 June 1856 at Bartow County, GA.1 Samuel Edmond Franklin Fields died on 14 September 1862 at Foxes Gap Civil War Battle, Hagerstown, Washington County, MD, USA. No county is located for this location.. He was buried . Missing in Battle of Boonesboro, MD..
Last Edited=30 Mar 2017

Family: Samuel Edmond Franklin Fields and Sarah E. Quarles

Citations

  1. [S1218] Georgia Marriages 1808 to 1967.

Scott Paul Fields

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     Scott Paul Fields is the son of Paul Fields and Susan Lynette Hotchkin.
Last Edited=28 Aug 2000

Etta Mae Fifer1

F, (22 October 1885 - June 1974)
     Etta Mae Fifer was born on 22 October 1885 at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA. The Hendrick diary gives the birth year as 1886.1,2 She was the daughter of John Fifer and Lydia Jane Hendrick.1 Etta Mae Fifer married John Elliott on 8 July 1902 at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI. Findagrave.com gives a date of 10 July 1902..1 Etta Mae Fifer died in June 1974 at Prudenville, Roscommon County, MI, USA, at age 88. Findagrave.com gives a death date of 3 June 1974..2 She was buried at Kingston Cemetery, at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA.
Last Edited=9 Aug 2009

Family: Etta Mae Fifer and John Elliott

Citations

  1. [S610] Talma Clark Hendrick, Genealogical Diary of Talma Clark Hendrick.
  2. [S218] Social Security Death Index 1935- 2014.

John Fifer

M, (14 March 1830 - 11 August 1914)
     John Fifer was born on 14 March 1830 at Lower Saxony, Lower Saxony, Germany. Age 40 at the 1880 Census.1,2 Heserved in Co C, 6th Michigan Cav, during the Civil War. He married Lydia Jane Hendrick at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA, on 11 November 1877.3 John Fifer died on 11 August 1914 at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, at age 84.1 He was buried at Kingston Cemetery, at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA.1,2
Last Edited=5 Dec 2009

Children of John Fifer and Lydia Jane Hendrick

Citations

  1. [S163] , born 14 mar 1830, died 11 aug 1914.
  2. [S992] John Fifer, Copy.
  3. [S610] Talma Clark Hendrick, Genealogical Diary of Talma Clark Hendrick.

John Alexander Fifer1

M, (25 June 1890 - June 1960)
     John Alexander Fifer was born on 25 June 1890 at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA.2 He was the son of John Fifer and Lydia Jane Hendrick.2 John Alexander Fifer died in June 1960 at Caro, Tuscola County, MI, USA.3,4 He was buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery, at Caro, Tuscola County, MI, USA.
Last Edited=10 Aug 2009

Citations

  1. [S610] Talma Clark Hendrick, Genealogical Diary of Talma Clark Hendrick, Gives only the name Alexander.
  2. [S610] Talma Clark Hendrick, Genealogical Diary of Talma Clark Hendrick.
  3. [S163]
  4. [S163] , born 25 jun 1889 died Jun 1960.

Lydia Jane (Jennie) Fifer1

F, (6 March 1881 - 19 July 1961)
     Lydia Jane (Jennie) Fifer was born on 6 March 1881 at Wells Twp, Tuscola County, MI, USA.1,2 She was the daughter of John Fifer and Lydia Jane Hendrick.1 Lydia Jane (Jennie) Fifer married William Gage at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA. Lydia Jane (Jennie) Fifer died on 19 July 1961 at Wilmot, Tuscola County, MI, USA, at age 80.1 She was buried at Kingston Cemetery, at Kingston, Tuscola County, MI, USA.
Last Edited=17 Nov 2012

Family: Lydia Jane (Jennie) Fifer and William Gage

Citations

  1. [S610] Talma Clark Hendrick, Genealogical Diary of Talma Clark Hendrick.
  2. [S163]

Adam Filker

M, (10 November 1844 - 23 August 1920)
     Adam Filker was born on 10 November 1844 at Germany.1 He married Mary Stabbal in 1855. Married 34 years at the 1900 census.. Adam Filker died on 23 August 1920 at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA, at age 75.1 He was buried at Cleveland Street Cemetery, at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA.
Last Edited=10 Aug 2009

Children of Adam Filker and Mary Stabbal

Citations

  1. [S163]

George H. Filker

M, (9 September 1867 - 13 April 1884)
     George H. Filker was born on 9 September 1867 at Lorain County, OH, USA.1 He was the son of Adam Filker and Mary Stabbal. George H. Filker died on 13 April 1884 at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA, at age 16.1 He was buried at Cleveland Street Cemetery, at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA.
Last Edited=10 Aug 2009

Citations

  1. [S163]

John Adam Filker

M, (18 May 1881 - 5 April 1952)
     John Adam Filker was born on 18 May 1881 at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA. Age 38 and single at the 1920 census. Age 48 at the 1930 census. 1900 census May 1881, age 19. Age 72 at death according to cemetery records. Exact date and location from WWII Draft Registration, 1942. He was the son of Adam Filker and Mary Stabbal. John Adam Filker married Margaret Louise Miller between 1920 and 1930 at Meadville, Crawford County, PA, USA. Married at 1930 census but not at 1920 census.. John Adam Filker appeared on the census of 1930 at Meadville, Crawford County, PA. The census lists the family as: John A. Filker, 48, married first at 31, born OH, father born Germany, mother born OH, steam railroad crane operator; wife margaret, 57, married first at 26, born PA, parents born PA.. He died on 5 April 1952 at Meadville, Crawford County, PA, at age 70. Cemetery records. He was buried at Greendale Cemetery, at Meadville, Crawford County, PA, USA. Plot Tier 1, Gr#62.

     Middle name from Tami Sherrill who says that he was the son of Adam and Mary Filker of Lorain, OH.
Last Edited=2 Apr 2017

Family: John Adam Filker and Margaret Louise Miller

William Jonas Filker

M, (17 June 1887 - 26 July 1922)
     William Jonas Filker was born on 17 June 1887 at Lorain County, OH, USA.1 He was the son of Adam Filker and Mary Stabbal. William Jonas Filker died on 26 July 1922 at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA, at age 35.1 He was buried at Cleveland Street Cemetery, at Amherst, Lorain County, OH, USA.
Last Edited=2 Aug 2009

Citations

  1. [S163]

Addie (Ada) L. Filkins

F, (1860 - )
     Addie (Ada) L. Filkins was born in 1860 at NY, USA. She was the daughter of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford. Addie (Ada) L. Filkins married L. J. Curtis in 1880. Addie (Ada) L. Filkins lived in 1905 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, PA, USA.
Last Edited=2 Jan 2015

Family: Addie (Ada) L. Filkins and L. J. Curtis

Arthur D. Filkins

M, (1852 - 2 September 1928)
     Arthur D. Filkins was born in 1852 at NY, USA. He was the son of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford. Arthur D. Filkins died on 2 September 1928 at Brooklyn Home for Aged Men, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY, USA. Death Certificate, age 77 at death, birth date not given.
Last Edited=3 Dec 2016

James L. Filkins

M, (1824 - 4 January 1893)
     James L. Filkins was born in 1824 at Richfield Springs, Otsego County, NY, USA.1 He married Sarah Janette Crawford at Brookfield, Madison County, NY, USA, on 13 June 1847. Obituary.2 James L. Filkins appeared on the census of 1880 at Sangerfield, Oneida County, NY, USA. The census lists the family as: Jas. Filkins, 59, blacksmith, born NY; Sarah, 56, born NY; Arthur, 28, farm labor, born NY; Myron, 24, farm labor, born NY; Addie, 20, house keeping, born NY.. He died on 4 January 1893 at Waterville, Oneida County, NY, USA.1,3,4,5 He was buried at North Brookfield Cemetery, at North Brookfield, Madison County, NY, USA.

     The Compiler found the following on "Find a Grave" website.

On October 31, 1865, James L. Filkins, and a posse of several others, entered the Loomis homestead in the middle of the night with the purpose of cleaning out the Loomis Gang. Encountering 'Wash', and getting him into the woodshed, Filkins began beating 'Wash" with a ivory handled long barreled .44. The revolver rose and fell until 'Wash's hair and skin peeled from his skull. He died of his wounds the following day.
The Waterville Times is full of many articles on Sheriff James L. Filkins and his problems with the Loomis Gang. Some of these are attached as Citations. Attached is a complete report on the actions of the Loomis gang and Sheriff Filkins.6
Last Edited=11 Jun 2016

Children of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford

Citations

  1. [S163]
  2. [S782] 40th anniversary of James & Sarah Filkins, The Waterville Times.
  3. [S779] Rememberance of death of James Filkins, The Waterville Times, Death 100 years ago.
  4. [S780] Obituary of James L. Filkins, The Brookfield Courier.
  5. [S781] Obituary of James L. Filkins, Utica Weekly Herald.
  6. [S850] History Loomis Gang and Sheriff Filkins, The Roman Citizen.

Jessie M. Filkins

F, (1861 - )
     Jessie M. Filkins was born in 1861 at NY, USA. 49 years old at the 1910 census. She was the daughter of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford. Jessie M. Filkins married James R. Ortegies in 1895 at NY. Married 15 years at the 1910 census. According to the census this was his first marriage and her 2nd..
Last Edited=10 Jul 2017

Family: Jessie M. Filkins and James R. Ortegies

Lutetia A. Filkins

F, (1868 - )
     Lutetia A. Filkins was born in 1868 at AL, USA. She was the daughter of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford. Lutetia A. Filkins married Frank H. Bean. Indiana Select Marriages 1780- 1992. No marriage date is given. Gives child as Jannette M. Bean.. Lutetia A. Filkins lived in 1910 at Concord, Dodge County, MN, USA.
Last Edited=23 Nov 2014

Child of Lutetia A. Filkins and Frank H. Bean

Myron Filkins

M, (18 December 1854 - 24 July 1937)
     Myron Filkins was born on 18 December 1854 at NY, USA. Findagrave.com. He was the son of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford. Myron Filkins married Carrie Bullard circa 1880. Myron Filkins died on 24 July 1937 at Utica, Oneida County, NY, USA, at age 82. Information from his wife's obituary and findagrave.com..1 He was buried at New Forest Cemetery, at Utica, Oneida County, NY, USA.
Last Edited=23 Nov 2014

Family: Myron Filkins and Carrie Bullard

Citations

  1. [S855] Death of Carrie Bulland Filkins, Utica Observer Dispatch.

Nellie Janette Filkins

F, (30 May 1853 - 28 October 1934)
     Nellie Janette Filkins was born on 30 May 1853 at Waterville, Oneida County, NY, USA.1 She was the daughter of James L. Filkins and Sarah Janette Crawford. She married Robert Henry Hotchkin at NY, USA, on 25 June 1873. Married 26 years according to the 1900 census..2 Nellie Janette Filkins died on 28 October 1934 at Sands Hotel, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA, USA, at age 81.3 She was buried at Waterville Cemetery, at Waterville, Oneida County, NY, USA.4

     Nellie's death certificate gives her birth and death dates and her parents names. The information was supplied by her sister Mrs. Letitie Bean.
Last Edited=28 Jun 2014

Child of Nellie Janette Filkins and Robert Henry Hotchkin

Citations

  1. [S496] Jennette Hovey Hotchkin and many of her descendants, Hovey Family Bible, Bible gives a birth date of 31 May1853.
  2. [S496] Jennette Hovey Hotchkin and many of her descendants, Hovey Family Bible, Bible confirms this marriage and date.
  3. [S470] Washington State Death Index 1940-1996, Cert #1390, Compiler has the same # for Nellie and Robert, so there must be an error.
  4. [S279] Eli Hotchkin and Family Members, Cemetery Burial Log, She is not really buried here, just her name on a gravestone with her husbands. Her body was cremated in Tacoma, WA.

Harriett Lavinia Finch

F, (29 August 1847 - 10 August 1910)
     Harriett Lavinia Finch was born on 29 August 1847 at NY, USA. 1910 census.1 She married Francis Clark Bigelow, son of Roswell Bigelow and Emeline E. Stacey, on 8 October 1865 at Northwood, Worth County, IA, USA. Harriett Lavinia Finch died on 10 August 1910 at Monrovia, Los Angeles County, CA, USA, at age 62.1
Last Edited=10 Sep 2017

Children of Harriett Lavinia Finch and Francis Clark Bigelow

Citations

  1. [S139] California Death Index 1940- 1997.

Irma E. Finch

F, (1904 - )
     Irma E. Finch was born in 1904 at Gladwin County, MI, USA. Age 4 at the 1910 census. She was the daughter of Russell E. Finch Dr. and Elnora Morgan.

     Married Ralph Campbell at Linden, Genesee, MI.
Last Edited=4 Dec 2016

Russell E. Finch Dr.1

M, (28 May 1848 - 28 April 1922)
     Russell E. Finch Dr. was born on 28 May 1848 at NY, USA. He married Elnora Morgan, daughter of Hiram Ogren Morgan and Sarah Hendrick, on 5 March 1893 at MI, USA.1 Russell E. Finch Dr. appeared on the census of 1910 at Gladwin, Gladwin County, MI, USA. The census lists the family as: Russell E. Finch, 61, married twice, 15 years, born Wi, father born NY, mother born CT, physician; wife Elnora, 37, married once, 15 years, 2 children, 2 living, born KS, parents born OH; adopted dau Wanda M., 13, born MI, parents birth unk; dau Ruth I., 10, born MI; dau Irma E., 6, born MI.. He died on 28 April 1922 at Gladwin, Gladwin County, MI, at age 73. DR. RUSSRLL E. FINCH

HAS PASSED BEYOND AFTER
LONG ILLNESS, AGED 74

RESIDENT OF GLADWIN COUNTY 47 YEARS
FIRST DOCTOR IN THE COUNTY

Dr. Russell E. Finch, pioneer doctor of Gladwin, passed away April 28, 1922, aged 73 years and 11 months. He had been in poor health a number of year, but although he was unable to leave his office for some time, he prescribed for a large number of patients who called on him up to a few days before his death.

Russell E. Finch was born May 28, 1848, in the state of New York, and came to Michigan with his parents when 15 years of age, settling at Saginaw, later coming to Gladwin county. He was married to Nora Morgan, March 5, 1893, who has passed on before. Two daughters survive them, Mrs. Wanda Brunni and Erma Finch, both of Gladwin, also two sisters, Mrs. LaGrow of Saginaw and Mrs. Samuel Graves of Linden.

Funeral services were held Saturday at the Pentecostal Mission and interment took place in Highland cemetery. The services were conducted by Mrs. Hill, who paid tribute to the memory of Dr. Finch in appropriate terms, giving him due credit for great serviee rendered in administering to the sick.

Dr. Finch was the oldest physician in Gladwin county, both in age and in pratice. He first came to Gladwin county July 10, 1875, when the country was almost a howling wilderness. The journey at that time was made from Saginaw by Flint and Pere Marquette railway to Sanford, where a livery team was hired to take him to "Sixteen," now known as Edenville. From there he secured another livery to take him to the "Brayton farm," now known as the Lennon farm on the Sugar river, then occupied by his step-father and mother. The trip occupied about 12 hours, costing $15, and was made with the peril of passing through burning forests and necessitated repairing bridges in places.

The doctor made his office at the farm a few years, having an extensive pratice among the lumber camps and early settlers. At first his nearest postoffice was Edenville, an all day trip to get his mail, and a year or so after a postoffice was established at the "Steel farm," now the McClure farm, when mail was received occasionally. In those early times it frequently took all day to travel 15 miles over roads which have since been placed among the best roads of the county. In 1879 he established his office at Cedar, now Gladwin, the new county-seat, and from that time until his death was a resident of this city and engaged in the pratice of his profession, having a large pratice and being very successful.

Dr. Finch came to Saginaw in 1860 when the city was a small place. He gained much medical experience from his father who was an old-time doctor, then studied and praticed four years with Dr. S. Reinhardt of Saginaw, 1871-74. He took lectures in the post-medical course of the Michigan College of Medicine at Detroit, 82-84-85, and joined the State Electric Medical and Surgical society of the state of Michigan in March, 1886, and up to his death was a member thereof in good standing, and was appointed member of the World's Congress Auxiliary Eclectic Physicians, Chicago. For many years he also filled the office of county agent of the state board of corrections and charities including probation office.

Dr. Finch injured a leg while at play at school and at the age of 15 lost one hand on a shingle saw. The first accident necessitated the use of crutches many years, until he invented an attachment some 20 years ago by which he was able to walk with a cane, and an iron hook was used in place of the lost hand. With these handicaps, however, he drove spirited horses over all kinds of roads of early days, in dark nights and in the worst weather, ministering to the sick. He also earned money by his own efforts to attend school and complete his medical studies. For a number of years he was the only doctor in Gladwin and faithfully he served the sick in the early days many times without hope of fee or reward. In later years he also was always ready to assist when called upon, so long as he was able. Doctor Finch will long be remembered for faithful service rendered in behalf of suffering humanity and it may well be said of him that in his chosen profession he did what he could to aid his brother man. Gladwin County Record dated 5-4/1922. He was buried at Highland Cemetery, at Gladwin, Gladwin County, MI, USA.
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Children of Russell E. Finch Dr. and Elnora Morgan

Citations

  1. [S610] Talma Clark Hendrick, Genealogical Diary of Talma Clark Hendrick.

Ruth Arlene Finch

F, (21 April 1900 - 4 December 1915)
     Ruth Arlene Finch was born on 21 April 1900 at MI, USA. Age 6 at the 1910 census.1 She was the daughter of Russell E. Finch Dr. and Elnora Morgan. Ruth Arlene Finch died on 4 December 1915 at Gladwin, Gladwin County, MI, USA, at age 15.1
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Citations

  1. [S865] Michigan Deaths and Burials 1867- 1995.

Wanda Minota Finch

F, (10 March 1897 - 10 January 1970)
     Wanda Minota Finch was born on 10 March 1897 at MI, USA. Age 13 at the 1910 census. She was the daughter of Russell E. Finch Dr. and Elnora Morgan. Wanda Minota Finch died on 10 January 1970 at Gladwin, Gladwin County, MI, USA, at age 72. She was buried at Highland Cemetery, at Gladwin, Gladwin County, MI, USA. Wife of Russell R. Brunni.
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Gordon Charles Finkbeiner

M, (21 January 1895 - 20 April 1951)
     Gordon Charles Finkbeiner was born on 21 January 1895 at Fairhaven Twp, Huron County, MI, USA. He married Fannie Irene Hendrick, daughter of Orson Albert Hendrick and Frances (Fannie) Grace Downing, on 24 July 1918 at Caro, Tuscola County, MI, USA. Gordon Charles Finkbeiner died on 20 April 1951 at Saginaw, Saginaw County, MI, USA, at age 56. Obituary
Cass City Chronicle - Cass City, Tuscola, MI
Friday, 27 Apr 1951 - page 8
Gordon Finkbeiner Buried Monday
Funeral services for Gordon Finkbeiner, 55, of Owendale were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Gagetown. Burial was made in Elkland Cemetery. Mr. Finkbeiner died Friday in the Veteran's Hospital in Saginaw after an illness of almost three weeks. He was transferred from the Cass City Hospital to Saginaw last Tuesday where his condition steadily grew worse.
Son of the late Fred and Lavina Schweitzer Finkbeiner, he was born Jan. 21, 1896, in Fair Haven Township, Huron County. He and Miss Fannie Hendrick were married July 24, 1918.
Surviving is his widow; a son, Everett, of Gagetown; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Agar of Owendale and Evelyn at home; four; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Schenk (Nellie) and Miss Beulah Finkbeiner of Bad Axe, Mrs. Earl McKee (Ethel) of Detroit, Mrs. Beatrice Armbruster of Bay City; and four brothers Earle of Detroit, Charles of Sebewaing and Walter and Lloyd of Cass City.. He was buried at Elkland Twp Cemetery, at Cass City, Tuscola County, MI, USA. Obituary
Cass City Chronicle - Cass City, Tuscola, MI
Friday, 27 Apr 1951 - page 8
Gordon Finkbeiner Buried Monday
Funeral services for Gordon Finkbeiner, 55, of Owendale were held Monday at 2:00 p.m. in the Methodist Church at Gagetown. Burial was made in Elkland Cemetery. Mr. Finkbeiner died Friday in the Veteran's Hospital in Saginaw after an illness of almost three weeks. He was transferred from the Cass City Hospital to Saginaw last Tuesday where his condition steadily grew worse.
Son of the late Fred and Lavina Schweitzer Finkbeiner, he was born Jan. 21, 1896, in Fair Haven Township, Huron County. He and Miss Fannie Hendrick were married July 24, 1918.
Surviving is his widow; a son, Everett, of Gagetown; two daughters, Mrs. Vivian Agar of Owendale and Evelyn at home; four; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Schenk (Nellie) and Miss Beulah Finkbeiner of Bad Axe, Mrs. Earl McKee (Ethel) of Detroit, Mrs. Beatrice Armbruster of Bay City; and four brothers Earle of Detroit, Charles of Sebewaing and Walter and Lloyd of Cass City..
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Family: Gordon Charles Finkbeiner and Fannie Irene Hendrick