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**Samuel Clarence Elkins

Male 1897 - 1967  (69 years)


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  • Name **Samuel Clarence Elkins  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 21 Aug 1897  Judson, Greene Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 May 1967  70 Years Old, Montezuma, Parke County, Indiana, At Home Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 25 May 1967  Parke County Border, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6598  My Genealogy

    Father Franklin Asbury Elkins,   b. 26 Aug 1858, Seymour, Jackson County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1913, 56 Years Old, Pennsylvania Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother **Clara May Mae Tyler,   b. 16 May 1875, New Market, Montgomery County, Darlington, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1940, 65 Years Old, At The Residence Of Her Son Samuel In Rural Tangier, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1896  2ND Marriage; Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
      Name: Frank Elkins
      Spouse Name: Clara M. Tyler
      Marriage Date: 1 Oct 1896
      Marriage County: Parke
      Performed By: J. P. Wallace W. Spancer
      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: 223
      Source Citation: Title: Parke County, Indiana Rockville, Indiana,Marriages 1861 to 1900, Compiled and Indexed by Genealogical RecordsCommi; Page: 223.
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Family ID F4112  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family **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  [6
    • 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.
      Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [databaseon-line].
      [Transcribed 12 January 2008, SLJuhl, compiler]
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Mae Elkins,   b. 23 Feb 1921, Fountain County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1954, St. Joseph County, Mishawaka, Indiana In The Osteopathic Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Vera Ellen Elkins,   b. 17 Sep 1923, Marshall, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1994, At Her Residence, 71 Years Old, Shirkieville, Vigo County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Living Elkins
     4. Clarence Richard Elkins,   b. 17 Dec 1926, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1927, 9 Mos. Old, Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana, Riley Hospital; He Was Taken To O.M. Funeral Home In Marshall, Indiana. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Evelyn Ruth Elkins,   b. 17 Dec 1927, Mecca, Wabash Township, Parke County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 2002, 74 Years Old, Union Hospital, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana; With Her Only Child At Her Bedside Along With Many Family Members. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Nellie Alverta Elkins,   b. 27 Dec 1929, White & Single; Adams Township, Parke County, Indiana, White, Female, Single, Age 0 Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 1929, Same Day As Birth, Stillborn. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F4111  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "SAMUEL CLARENCE ELKINS, 2nd child of Franklin Asbury and Clara MaeTyler Elkins. Samuel C. Elkins, was born in Judson, Indiana,Washington Township in Parke County, Indiana. He remembered going bywagon with his family to visit his grandfather, William Elkins, whowas a big man and having huge hands. He was only nine years old whenhis grandfather passed away so it probably would have seemed so tohim. He told as a young man having rode the rails and worked on therailroad out to the West and back. He met his wife to be (GladysFarner) at a church in Bloomingdale, Indiana. They courted by wagonand were married two years later in Fountain County. He was a farmermost of his life and they lived in Fountain County when first marriedand their first child of fourteen children was born there. The restwere born in Parke County, Indiana where Samuel and Gladys spent therest of their lives." , per Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins. [Transcribed14 Jan 2005, SLJuhl, granddaughter & compiler]

      "LOVE LETTER WRITTEN TO GLADYS FARNER FROM SAM C. ELKINS, JANUARY 27,1920: Kingman, Indiana Jan. 27, 1920 Dear loving friend, as I wasthinking of you thought I would write you and grandma a few lines tolet you know that I got up here o.k. and I hope and trust to God whenthis letter reaches you, you will feel all right and Dear one if youget worse please let me know it at once and I will sure be down thairkid. I am crying and trying to write to you. I wish thatD--Edward--would have his Dam-neck broke for scending after Tommie.Well Dear it was just 6:30 o'clock when I got up here this morning.Well kid I sure wished I was down home. I mean your house so I couldbe with you so you wouldent be a foird and help you do the work I meanso can do the working my self. sory Dear one we are not going toBrazelill Sat thay are going to send it up on the train this weakwell sweethart I am so sleepy. I cant hardly write well kid I seeyou Sat night or will Sunday sure so look for me. for you Know that Ican hardly stay away at all. for God sure Know I sure love you so yousee why I dont want to stay so far a part. I hate thair will be a dayso we will forget me not never---XXXXG.F.S.E.0000XXXX0000 God be withus until we ,eat again . god by my loving one GF. be happy the restof our days then I will be pleased then not untill well Dear mustclose for this time so god by from one who sure loves you SWAK (lotsof X's & O's) Mr Samuel Elkins Kingman RR 2. Box 2 Fou Co. In carof John Day. love you GF", per original letter of Samuel Elkins.[Transcribed 14 Jan 2005, SLJuhl, granddaughter & compiler]

      "A TRIBUTE PUBLISHED IN THE PAGES OF THE TERRE HAUTE TRIBUNE TERREHAUTE, INDIANA MAY 22, 1967 MEMORIAL OBITURARY: Entered IntoEternal Rest Sunday, May 21, 1967 SAMUEL C. ELKINS Montezuma, Ind.(Special) -- Samuel C. Elkins, 69, died at 5 p.m. Sunday at hisresidence. He was a retired farmer and laborer. Surviving are thewidow, Gladys; seven sons, Joe, Kansas, Ill., Orville, Danville, Ill.,James, Montezuma, and Donald, Ronald, Kenneth, all of South Bend; fourdaughters, Mrs. Vera Paddock, Newman, Ill.; Mrs. Helen Wall, SouthBend; Mrs. Evelyn Lunog, Hawaii, and Mrs. Doris Walter, Rosedale; 26grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Arrangements are pending atthe Barnes Mortuary, Rockville." [Transcribed 14 Jan 2005, SLJuhl,granddaughter & compiler]

      Please check this: CONC 22, 1967, The Terre Haute Tribune Newspaper, Terre Haute, Vigo County,
      CONC Indiana.
      BURI: CONC Cemetery, Grange Corner, South of Wallace, Fountain
      _MDCL: CONC degenerative disc disease of his spine. He died of heart failure at
      _MDCL: CONC 70 years old.
    • (Medical):Partial loss of use of left arm in later years of life. He had

  • Sources 
    1. [S988] Elkins Family and Rector Family Documentation.

    2. [S989] Samuel Clarence Elkins Birth Certificate-original, August 21, 1897; book no. 20, page no. 34 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S990] Samuel Clarence Elkins Original Federal Social Security Card, Issued June 26, 1937 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S991] Obituary of Samuel Clarence Elkins, Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins Joyce Lorraine Clore Elkins, Obituary of Samuel Clarence Elkins,Source Medium: Newspaper ., May 22, 1967 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S992] Death Certificate of Samuel Clarence Elkins, May 21, 1967; book no. D-14, page no. 7 (Reliability: 3).

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