Friday, September 30, 2016

A Sly, Young Girl

Last week, we looked at the descendants of William James Sly, the eldest son of William and Harriet (Callin) Sly. This week, we will look at the family of their eldest daughter, Alice. Between William James and Alice, there was second son: Elmer A. Sly (1862-1890). We don't know a great deal about Elmer, other than the fact that he died at age 28.

Alice E Sly (1864-1896) also died young - but I'm getting ahead of myself. Here is her record from the Callin Family History:

Record of Alice Sly Young, who was the eldest daughter of Harriet Callin Sly, who was the only daughter of William Callin, who was the 3rd son of John Callin, who was the 2nd son of James 1st.
Born in 1864, died in 1896
Married to Cyrus Young in 1883.
To this union six children were born:
Alva, born Apr. 17, 1884.
Mertie, born May 22, 1886, married in 1905 to Frank Sloan.
Bertie, born May 22, 1886.
Cloyd, born Mar. 18, 1889.
Clara, born Aug. 10, 1891.
Emery, born Apr. 1, 1893, 2nd marriage to Julia Banks, 1889.

Cyrus M. Young (1859–1940) was the son of Michael Young (1801-1869) and Katherine Berlean (1820-1900). Katherine (or Catherine) may have been the younger sister of Elizabeth Berlin - Harriet Callin's mother. (We talked a bit about the trouble I've had proving that Elizabeth was part of this Berlin/Barlean/Berlean family in the post Great Great Great Grandpa William Callin.) If Elizabeth and Katherine were sisters, that would make Katherine both Alice's mother-in-law and her great aunt.

After they were married, Alice and Cyrus had six children in the next ten years. I do not know what caused Alice's early death at the age of 32; but when she died, the oldest of her children was 12-year-old Alva. Cyrus married Julia Banks (1858-1949) in 1899 (not 1889, as the CFH says), and she was the only mother the younger children really knew. The couple lived in Bowling Green for many years, and Cyrus operated a dairy until 4 years before his death at the age of 80.

     I. Alva Arthur Young (1884–1978) married twice, but did not leave any biological children behind, as far as I can tell. His first wife was Edith E Beam (1884–1957), and they married in 1910. They lived with the Beam family at first, in Woodville, Sandusky county, Ohio; later on, by 1920, they had moved to Toledo. They were no longer together by 1930, and some time in the early 1930s, Alva married Theresa D Meiring (1893–1963). He adopted her son, George, and when Alva died in 1978, he died at George's home in Toledo.

     A. George L Young (1919–1996) was adopted some time between 1930 and 1934. His biological father was Bernard Andrew Kemm (1885–1927), the son of German immigrants who had worked as a brass finisher in Detroit, Michigan, until his death from tuberculosis. George became a locomotive driver, and died in Toledo at the age of 77.

     II. Burton "Bertie" Bryan Young (1886–1935) was one of a set of fraternal twins. He lived at home with his father and step-mother, and hired out as a farm laborer. He never married, and died at only 49 years of age.

     III. Myrtle M "Mertie" Young (1886–1969) was the other twin. There is some evidence in the Census that she married Frank Sloan (b. 1883), as the CFH says, and they lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, in 1910. There is a gap in the records, though, and I don't know what happened to Frank. Mertie married Benjamin Albert Worden (1872–1948) on 23 December 1923 in Sebastian county, Arkansas. They lived in Fort Smith at least until B.A's death in 1948, and after that, it would appear that Mertie moved back to Bowling Green. She died in 1969, and was buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

     IV. Clyde L Young (1889–1976) was a veteran of the First World War, serving in the U.S. Army from September 1917 through April 1919. He was promoted to sergeant in October 1918, and he saw action in the Ypres-Lys and Meuse-Argonne offensives.

After the war, Clyde worked as a carpenter, or hired out as a laborer; he lived at home until he was in his 40s. In 1941 he married Susie A Gonyer (1900–1964), the widow of Myron Chamberlain (1892–1925). They lived in Bowling Green, where Clyde farmed, until her death in 1964. He survived another 12 years.

     V. Clara A Young (1891–1969) married Alfred Louis Joseph (1883–1981) on 8 December 1909. Alfred was a farmer, and they raised ten children on their farm in Center township, Wood county, Ohio. Clara died 27 July 1969; Alfred died on Christmas day, 1981, at 98 years of age. Of their children, one daughter is still living.

     A. Deyo L Joseph (1909–1985) was born on the 4th of July 1909, and grew up to be a farmer, like his father. He married Mary Elizabeth Browne (1912–2000); they are buried together in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Deyo was known as "Toot" among his family; Mary was a telephone operator at Bowling Green State University for many years.

     B. Donald H Joseph (1911–1996) married Esther M Greive (1916–2013) on 5 February 1941 in the Hope Lutheran Church. They lived in the Bowling Green area for many years; they are buried in the Fish Cemetery in Pemberville, Wood county. They left behind two sons and two granddaughters.

     C. Ada P Joseph (1914–2011) married her first husband, George Norman Place (1913–1950) in September 1934. He was a farmer, and they raised two daughters on their farm until George died in 1950. Ada married her second husband, Lester Vernon Wilt (1900–1998) on 28 November 1952. Ada worked as a secretary for Mahoning Express. She left behind six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

     1. Beverly Jeane (Place) Bingham (1937–2004) lived on a farm until she was 13 years old, when her father died. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing, but after she married and had two children, she stayed home to raise them. Beverly's husband, son, and daughter are all still living

     2. Patricia Ann (Place) Hillegas (1939–2015) was survived by her husband of 53 years, two daughters, two sons, 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.

     D. George A Joseph (1916–1997) married Phyllis Maxine Kosch (1925–1979) on 26 August 1946 in Maumee, Lucas county, Ohio. According to the family, George and his brother, Deyo, had suffered from polio as children. George's right arm was affected, which kept him from serving in the War. It also kept him from farming, and motivated him to go to college. He graduated from Bowling Green State University, and worked as a chemist in the oil industry.

George and Phyllis had two sons and two daughters, all still living. Five years after Phyllis died in 1979, George married Ila Mae (Stearns) Foster (1917–2004) in 1984.

     E. Lloyd Wilson Joseph (1918–1993) was enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1944, and he married Grace Marian Ohr (1917–2005) on Valentine's Day 1945 in Bowling Green. He was known as "Red," for his red hair. Lloyd worked in construction until he suffered an accident on the job.

Grace graduated first in her class at Washington High School in 1935, and she attended business college in Toledo. She worked at the J.C. Penney store in Bowling Green for 24 years. Lloyd and Grace have three sons and a daughter, all living. There are also a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     F. Victor Andrew Joseph (1921–2002) was a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II, serving from 1943 to 1945. He married his first wife, , about 1941. They had a son and a daughter who are still living. The couple divorced, though, and Victor married Donna M Webb (1930–2012) on 11 May 1950 in Bowling Green. They had three sons, two of whom are still living. Altogether, Victor left behind 13 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

     1. Kenneth L Joseph (1952–2009) was the eldest son of Victor and Donna. He graduated Bowling Green High School in 1970 and attended BGSU and Stautzenberger College where he earned his Associates' Degree. He worked for Great Scot Food Stores and the former Dutch Pantry. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, and two grandchildren.

     G. Betty R Joseph (1923–2014) married Clifford Milton Asmus (1920–2011) on 8 March 1947. Clifford was a US Air Force aviator in World War II. After graduating from flying school, he instructed other cadets for one year at advanced flight school, Spence Field, Moultrie, Georgia. He served in Panama and was assigned to the 32nd Fighter Squadron flying P-38's. He was decorated with the American Theater Service and Victory Medals. At the end of World War II, he was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant. After the war, he was a full-time farmer, owning & farming land in Middleton and Perrysburg Townships.

Betty and Clifford left behind a son and two daughters, along with 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

     H. Donna F "Frankie" Joseph (1925–2011) married Howard K Nichelson (1920–1969) on 2 March 1946 at Hope Lutheran Church. Howard had enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942 as a mechanic; he had his own plumbing business after he came home from the war. They had two daughters, both still living, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

     J. Ronald Delbert Joseph (1929–2004) was a life long farmer and a Korean War Army veteran. He was best known in the family as "Ike," and he he always had his smoking pipe in his pocket. He was survived by his wife, and one son. An infant son, Timothy Jay Joseph, died at birth on 5 May 1961.

     VI. Emory William Young (1893–1974) married Florence L Goodman (1896–1929) around 1913. They had one baby girl who died in infancy, named Geneva M Young (1913–1914), and two others who survived to adulthood. I do not know how Florence died in 1929. The girls were 14 and 10 years old, and Emory raised them. He was a farm laborer in the Bowling Green area until after the Second World War, when he and his second wife, Vollie, settled in Fostoria.

     A. Alice Isabelle Young (1915–2006) married Clement Melvin Carnicom Sr. (1908–1952) in Decatur, Indiana, on 17 December 1932. They had a son they named Clement Melvin Carnicom Jr. in 1933 who died in infancy, but they had two other sons who survived, one of whom is still living. (I think the couple also adopted a third son, still living, but I may be misinterpreting the information I've found about him. Hopefully I'll hear from the family, and they can set me straight!)

Some time after Clement's death in 1952, Alice remarried to Allen Ramsey McKean (1916–2002), who had served in the U.S. Army from 1941 through 1945. They were buried together in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Michigan.

     1. Franklin Wendell Carnicom (1934–2001) graduated from Bowling Green High School, and enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, serving from 1954 to 1957.  With the marines his sole duty was to guard nuclear weapons locations. He worked for many years as a draftsman for Haughton Elevator in Toledo, Ohio. He retired in 1996 and was a driver for US Cargo and Department of Corrections. He left behind a wife, a son, a daughter, and two grand-daughters.

     B. Winifred Maxine Young (1918–1999) was married to a Mr. Wickard in about 1943, but I have not been able to learn more than that about him. She married Roy Wesley Sherman (1915–1999) around 1956, and they were together until they died in 1999, just a few months apart. Roy was a World War II veteran who served in the Coast Guard from 1943 to 1951.

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There you have it! It happens I was contacted on Ancestry by a great-granddaughter of Clara Joseph, so I do hope that the word will spread among interested cousins about this blog. (Note: I made a few minor additions based on comments from the family - hope you enjoyed!)

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1 comment:

  1. Update: I made a correction to the paragraph about Victor Andrew Joseph; I added his first marriage, and adjusted the wording to reflect which children were from which marriage. Thanks to Victor's daughter for the info!