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Dorothy Mae Elkins

Female 1921 - 1954  (33 years)

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  • Name Dorothy Mae Elkins  [1
    Born 23 Feb 1921  Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 12 Mar 1954  St. Joseph County, Mishawaka, Indiana In The Osteopathic Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 16 Mar 1954  Orvis Funeral Home, St. Joseph County, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, South Bend, Indiana; Services Mayflower Bible Church; March 15, 1954; Rev. Nitz Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6517  My Genealogy

    Father **Samuel Clarence Elkins,   b. 21 Aug 1897, Judson, Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1967, 70 Years Old, Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, At Home Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother **Gladys Helen Ellen Farner,   b. 11 Sep 1903, Cates Station, Near Harveysburg, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1985, 82 Years Old, Vermillion County Hospital, Clinton, Vermillion County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1920  Covington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Samuel C Elkins
      Spouse Name: Gladys H Farner
      Marriage Date: 17 Apr 1920
      Marriage County: Fountain
      Source Title 1: Fountain County, Indiana
      Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
      Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerks Of
      Book: 17
      OS Page: 247
      Source Citation: Title: Fountain County, Indiana, Index to MarriageRecord 1848 - 1920 Inclusive Vol, W. P. A. Original Record Located:County Clerks Of; Book: 17;Page: 247. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Family ID F4111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living Walter 
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F3531  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy was involved in the school, church, and community. She lovedto sew, cook, and do crafts. She was the first wife of George RobertWalter. A while later after her death, George married her youngersister Doris Elkins also in South Bend, Indiana.

      NOTE FROM JOYCE ELKINS TO HER DAUGHTER SANDRA: c.03 Aug. 1977 A.D."Dorothy Mae died at age thirty-three in South Bend, Saint JosephCounty, Indiana. She is buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery in SouthBend, Indiana." continued: " Sepsis is caused from a bacteria in theblood stream, and the doctor said that somehow Dorothy had contracteda certain type of bacteria that lays dormant until it is exposed tooxygen. Which is what happened shortly after her surgery in 1954.When the bacteria was exposed to the oxygenated air with her abdominaltype surgery it began to multiply quickly, and caused her death.Apparently, the strain of bacteria was brought back to the UnitedStates from Korea possibly by returning soldiers after the Korean War. It was unknown how she must have come in contact with it. I can'tremember the name of the strain of bacteria though."

      Date of Birth: February 23rd, 1921
      Date of Death: March 12th, 1954
      Place and Time of Services:
      Mayflower Bible Church
      Mon., March 15th at 3:30 P.M.
      Clergyman: Rev. Robert F. Nitz
      Place of Internment: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
      Funeral Conducted by: Orvis Funeral Home

      MRS. DOROTHY M. WALTER, South Bend, died at 7:30 p.m. Friday in theOsteopathic Hospital. She had been ill for one week. Born inFountain County, Indiana, February 23, 1921, Mrs. Walter came to SouthBend from Montezuma, Ind., twelve years ago. She was married toGeorge R. Walter in Rockville (Parke County, Indiana) in (27th)November 1939. Also surviving are two sons, Kenneth and Donald R., adaughter, Judy Mae of South Bend; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. SamuelElkins, Rockville; four sisters, Mrs. Paul Paddock, Clinton, Mrs.Herman Wall and Mrs. Louis Mershon, South Bend and Miss Doris M.Elkins, Rockville; seven brothers, Joseph and Orville of South Bend;James, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Paul, Donald, Ronald and Kenneth ofRockville. Services were held at the Mayflower Bible Church with theRev. Robert F. Nitz officiating. Burial was in Mount PleasantCemetery. Mrs. Walter was a member of Mayflower Bible Church andtreasurer of the Ardmore School Parent-Teachers association."
      [Transcribed by, SLJuhl, compiler-niece]

      Please Note: Wives of George Robert Walter, 1. Dorothy Mae Elkins &2. Doris Marie Elkins are sisters from a very large family in Indiana. The Elkins Family genealogy may be found at the CrawfordsvillePublic Library in their genealogy section, Crawfordsville, MontgomeryCounty, Indiana.
      Please check this: _MDCL: CONC Department, South Bend, Indiana
    • (Medical):Death Cert. Book No. 217; Pg. # 109; St. Joseph County Health

  • Sources 
    1. [S954] Certificate of Death for Dorothy M. (Elkins) Walter, March 12, 1954; rec. filed: 3-15-54; Book No. 217; Page No. 109 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S101] Marriage Record and Application of Samuel Clarence Elkins and GladysHelen Farner, date: April 17, 1920, mar. rec. no. 17, page 247 (Reliability: 3).