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Mary Leoda Elkins

Female 1855 - 1913  (57 years)


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  • Name Mary Leoda Elkins 
    Born 22 May 1855  Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Buried Feb 1913  O.M. Davis Funeral Home; Lot 43, Russellville Cemetery, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana Per Headstone Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 24 Feb 1913  54 Years Old, Bloomingdale, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I156667  My Genealogy

    Father **William H. Elkins,   b. 1 Mar 1836, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana; Scottish Descent Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Aug 1906, 70 Years Old, Englewood, Crawfordsville, Montgomery County, Indiana; Widower At Death Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother *Margaret A. Cavender,   b. 1835, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1861 and 1869, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1853  Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • "Indiana Tonit Jackson County; This certifies that I joined immarriage as husband and wife William Elkins and Margaret Cavender the3rd day of April 1853. Signed, John Robertson-Justice of Peace-seal." "Listing 528-consent Doctor Cavender. April 1, 1853; William Elkinsand Margaret Cavender." [Transcribed from copy of records in theElkins Family Volume, sljuhl, 08 April 2005]. Note: Margaret musthave been about 17 years old at the time, and probably reason for herfather signing for the marriage. Marriage Documented in the JacksonCounty Book, Volume II, #4, page 173--book C, page 074. [21 April2008, Sljuhl, Compiler]

      William Elkins found in:
      "Marriage Index: Indiana, 1851-1900
      Married: Apr. 03, 1853 in: Jackson, IN Gender: M
      Source: County Court Records Film reference number: 1314624 - 1314628
      Spouse name: Cavender, Margaret Spouse gender: F
      Data Introduction" Taken from http://www.Genealogy.com web site onNovember 16, 2004, marriage records for Indiana. [SLJuhl]
    Family ID F4114  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Wallace Wright Spencer,   b. 1862,   d. 26 Nov 1897, 35 Years Old, Russellville, Putnam County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 4 Sep 1884  Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Wallace Spencer
      Spouse Name: Mary L. Elkins
      Marriage Date: 4 Sep 1884
      Marriage County: Parke
      Performed By: J. H. Hollingsworth
      Source Title 1: Parke County, Indiana Rockville, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Marriages 1861 to 1900
      Source Title 3: Compiled and Indexed by Genealogical Records Commi
      OS Page: 139
      Source Citation: Title: Parke County, Indiana Rockville, Indiana,Marriages 1861 to 1900, Compiled and Indexed by Genealogical RecordsCommi; Page: 139.
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
    Children 
     1. Zelda Bessie Bessia C. Spencer,   b. 3 Sep 1893, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1969, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Living Spencer
     3. Blanche S. Spencer,   b. 1886, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4191  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Craft,   d. Bef 1910, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4192  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Wallace Wright Spencer was not very old when he died. He left hiswife Mary Leoda with three small children under thirteen years of age. Mary Leoda Elkins Spencer married not too long after her husbandWallace's death due to requiring assistance in raising the threechildren. Even so, Mary Leoda was only 55 years old at her passing.That would make her children possibly in their 20's when she passed(died).

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Mary L Craft
      Age in 1910: 51
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
      Birthplace: Indiana
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Father's Birth Place: Indiana
      Mother's Birth Place: Indiana
      Home in 1910: Penn, Parke, Indiana
      Marital Status: Widowed
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Household Members: Name Age
      Mary L Craft 51 IN.
      Blanche S Spencer 24 IN.
      Bessia C Spencer 16 IN.
      William L Spencer 15 IN.
      Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Penn, Parke, Indiana; Roll:T624_373; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 957.
      Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line].

      "MARY LEODA SPENCER CRAFT--ROCKVILLE TRIBUNE--ROCKVILLE,INDIANA--TUESDAY MARCH 04, 1913, BLOOMINGDALE, INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIATOWNSHIP: The community was shocked last Monday, when the word waspassed around that Mrs. Leoda Craft was dead. She was washing andabout 9:30 complained of feeling numb, and in a few minutes fell fromher chair unconscious. A physician was called, but she never regainedconsciousness and died before 2 o'clock. The funeral was heldThursday from the M.E. Church with Rev. E.M. Woodard in charge. Thebody was taken to Russellville for internment. A daughter, Mrs.Blanche Brown and her husband and a son: Lee Spencer: came fromPennsylvania and were present at her funeral."
      "ROCKVILLE REPUBLICAN--ROCKVILLE, INDIANA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1913: Oda Craft was taken with Applexy about 10 o'clock and died near 2o'clock Monday afternoon." [both articles Transcribed by, SLJuhl,Compiler on 29 March 2005]

      "Death Certificate: Mary Leoda (Elkins) Spencer - Craft. Died,February 24, 1913 age 54, in Bloomingdale, Indiana, Penn. Twp. ParkeCo., Ind., Widowed, Buried in Russellville Cemetery, Russellville,Ind. Born May 22, 1858 in Ind., Occ: Housekeeper, Husband: Joe Craft,Father: William Elkins, Mother: Margaret Cavender." Notes of JoyceLorraine Clore Elkins, Pg. 5 of 5, Page 15; Elkins Volumes.[Transcribed 20 March 2008, SLJuhl, Compiler]

      Please check this: _MDCL: CONC Indiana; Local Book No. H-13, pg no. 51
    • (Medical):M.F. Woodard, M.D.; Death Certificate, Rockville, Parke County,