INDEX TO "THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA; VOLUME II BIOGRAPHICAL" by B.J. Griswold Chicago: Robert O. Law Company 1917
Submitted by Jane Hodgson
FRED H. MCCULLOCH, treasurer and manager of the Electric Supply and Fixture Company, Fort Wayne, is a popular representative of one of the old and honored families of this city, where his paternal grandfather settled about three-fourths of a century ago, when the future metropolis of Allen county was but a village in the midst of a section of Indiana that was in the pioneer stage of civic and material development. He whose name initiates this paragraph was born at what is now 336 East Berry street, Fort Wayne, and the date of his nativity was July 22, 1884. He is a son of Charles and Ada (Willison) McCulloch, the former of whom was born at Fort Wayne on September 3, 1840, and the latter at Massillon, Stark county, Ohio, in 1850. On other pages of this work is entered a review of the career and genealogy of Charles McCulloch, and thus it is unnecessary to repeat the data in the present article. Fred H. McCulloch is indebted to the public schools of Fort Wayne for his early
educational discipline, and he took a five-year course in the Hill School, Pottstown, Pennsylvania. At the age of nineteen years he entered the Sheffield Scientific School of historic old Yale University and in this institution completed a thorough course in mechanical engineering. He was graduated as a member of the class of 1907 and received the degree of Bachelor of Philosophy. His initial experience of a practical order was gained in the Fort Wayne machine shops of the Western Gas Construction Company and later served as a messenger in the Hamilton National bank of this city. Upon leaving this position he became treasurer of the Wayne Steel Refrigerator Company, with which he continued his connection until 19909, when he assumed his present position of treasurer and manger of the Electric Supply and Fixture Company, of Fort Wayne, which has developed under his able and progressive supervision into a substantial business that makes it a valuable addition to the industrial
and commercial activities of Fort Wayne. Mr. McCulloch naturally takes lively and loyal interred in all things pertaining to the welfare and advancement of his native city, is a Democrat in his political allegiance and is an active member of the local Commercial Club and the Rotary Club. In a professional way he holds membership in the American Illuminating Engineering Society and in his fraternal relations is affiliated with the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Rejuvenated Sons of Jove, and the Loyal Order of Moose. He is a ;member of the Fort Wayne Country Club, and his wife holds membership in the First Presbyterian church, in which he is a member of the Men's Club. On October 16, 1907, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. McCulloch to Miss Alice Foster, daughter of Samuel M. and Margaret (Harrison) Foster, of Fort Wayne, and the one child of this union is Betty Foster McCulloch, born September 5, 1908.
INDEX TO "THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF FORT WAYNE INDIANA; VOLUME II BIOGRAPHICAL" by B.J. Griswold Chicago: Robert O. Law Company 1917
Submitted by Jane Hodgson
Alexander McKeeman ____________________________________________________________________________ 7 Apr 1867 Born to David & Margaret (McConahey) McKeeman, Allen Co, IN 23 Mar 1876 Brother John drowned 24 May 1876 Father died Married Emily Merillat 1894 Emily born 23 Nov 1894 Hazel Pearl born, Hoagland, Allen County, Indiana Sep 1896 Gladys born 1900 Census, Monroe Township, Adams County, Indiana 25 Oct 1903 Alvin Cornelius born 1910 Census Fort Wayne, IN 2018 Hanna St. 1914 Majorie Marie born 25 Apr 1949 Died at 4410 South Park, Fort Wayne, Indiana, buried at Odd Fellows Cemetery, New Haven, Indiana ____________________________________________________________________________ CHILDREN OF ALEXANDER & EMILY MERILLAT MCKEEMAN: 1. Hazel Pearl 2. Gladys I 3. Alvin Cornelius 4. Marjorie Marie _______________________________________________________________________ Descendants of Alexander MCKEEMAN Generation No. 1 1. ALEXANDER4 MCKEEMAN (DAVID CHARLES *3, WILLIAM *2, ARCHIBALD? *1) was born 07 April 1867 in Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana, and died 25 April 1949 in New Haven, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana. He married EMILY MARGARET MERILLAT in Indiana, daughter of MERRILLAT and UNKNOWN. Children of ALEXANDER MCKEEMAN and EMILY MERILLAT are: i. HAZEL PEARL5 MCKEEMAN, b. 23 November 1894, Hoagland, Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana; d. 08 December 1909, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. ii. GLADYS I. MCKEEMAN, b. September 1896; m. WILLIAM PARKER. iii. ALVIN CORNELIUS MCKEEMAN, b. 12 July 1902, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana; d. July 1984, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. iv. MARJORIE MARIE MCKEEMAN, b. 1914; d. 01 April 1972, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Wayne Township, Indiana; m. JOHN SIMMERS. ___________________________________________________________________________ ESTATE OF DAVID MCKEEMAN DIED 1876 (age 9) State of Indiana File Box 301 Allen County Jennie Dauer Jennie A. McKeeman Administratrix of the Estate of David McKeeman, Deceased Margaret S. McKeeman, Sr. Jennie McKeeman now Jennie Dower Maria C. Whyburn Allen Circuit Margaret McKeeman Court Nancy Mercer James McKeeman William McKeeman Isabel B. McKeeman Alexander McKeeman Eliza E. McKeeman April 1882 Trus David C. McKeeman Robert B. McKeeman ____________________________________________________________________________ They also had a daughter, Hazel, who died at the age of 12 of congestive heart failure. Alex owned and operated a grocery store on Broadway in Fort Wayne near Robert's medical office. ____________________________________________________________________________ CHURCH (age 28) Third Presbyterian Church Records, Fort Wayne, IN 5 May 1895 Received 25 Apr 1949 Deceased ____________________________________________________________________________ CHURCH Maryellen Hower's Book: Alexander, born 7 April 1867 Married Emily Merillat Died, 25 April 1949 Children: Hazel Pearl, born 23 Nov 1894 died 8 Dec 1909 Gladys married William Parker Alvin Marjorie Marie born 1914 died 1 Apr 1972 married John Simmers children: Diane Mrs. Robert Snow, Indianapolis Dr. Udell Simmers, Neosho, MO ____________________________________________________________________________ PLAT MAP (age 30) 1897 Plat Map shows McKeeman farm in Madison Township, Allen County, IN with part under the name A. McKeeman and part under the name M. McKeeman. His mother, Margaret had died earlier. This is Section 18, the western 1/2 of the southeast quarter. A portion of the southwest quarter is under the name H. Emerick. The northwest quarter of section 19 directly under this is owned by J. English. Part of Section 16 is owned by R. Mercer. Parts of Sections 29 and 30 are owned by J.W. & D. Emenhiser. Other neighbors are named Van Horn, Gresley, Hitzman and Lepper. The Emerick ditch runs through the McKeeman property. Bought share of the property willed to William and Nancy Emenheiser by their grandmother, Margaret. _________________________________________________________________________ 1880 FEDERAL CENSUS 1880 Census Allen County, Madison Township, Indiana Margaret MCKEEMAN F 45 Head House Ireland Margaret F 23 D NY Ire Ire Jennie F 21 D School NY Ire Ire James M 17 S Farm IN Ire Ire Wm M 15 S Farm IN Ire Ire Isabelle F 13 D Home IN Ire Ire Alexander M 12 S Farm IN Ire Ire (age 12) Eliza E. F 10 D Home IN Ire Ire David C. M 8 S IN Ire Ire Robert B. M 6 S IN Ire Ire Stephan McConaha M 25 Laborer OH Ire OH ____________________________________________________________________________ 1900 SOUNDEX 1900 Federal Soundex Indiana McKeeman, Alexander Apr 1867 33 Indiana (age 33) Adams Monroe Twp McKeeman, Emily Feb 1874 26 IN Hazel P. Nov 1894 5 IN Glades I. Sep 1896 3 IN __________________________________________________________________ 1900 FEDERAL CENSUS ADAMS COUNTY, MONROE, IN V 1 ED 6 SH 11 LN 8 MCKEEMAN ALEXANDER Head W M Apr 1862 38 M 6 IN IRE IRE Farmer Y Y Y Emily M Wife W F Feb 26 M 6 2 2 IN SWI SWI Y Y Y Hazle P Daughter W F Nov 1874 5 S IN IN IN Glades I Daughter W F Sept 1896 3 S IN IN IN __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________ 1910 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY McKeeman, Alberta opr C C Tel Co b 2903 Harrison McKeeman, Alexander agt 2913 Hanna McKeeman, David C. foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr McKeeman, Robert B phys 1608 Calhoun h 2022 Broadway McKeeman, Wm car bldr Penn Co 2903 Harrison __________________________________________________________________ 1910 FEDERAL CENSUS FORT WAYNE, ALLEN COUNTY, IN McKeeman, Alexander Head M W 45 M1 16 IN IRE IRE Eng Agent Rail Emily M. Wife F W 36 M1 16 3 2 IN Ger US Eng Gladys I Daughter F W 13 S IN IN IN Eng Alvin Son M W 7 S IN IN IN __________________________________________________________________ 1911 FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY McKeeman Alberta clk rurode's b 2903 Harrison McKeeman Alexander agt 2913 Hanna McKeeman David C foreman Penn Co h 2811 Barr McKeeman Robert B phys 133 E Berry h 2020 Broadway McKeeman Wm carp Penn Co 2903 Harrison __________________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________ CITY DIRECTORY 1902 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, Madison Hoagland ____________________________________________________________________________ 1903 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, Marion, Hoagland ____________________________________________________________________________ 1904 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, helper h 2802 Force ____________________________________________________________________________ 1904 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alex Marion, Hoagland ____________________________________________________________________________ 1905 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander real estate h 2802 Force ____________________________________________________________________________ 1907 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander real estate h 2802 Force ____________________________________________________________________________ 1908 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alexander, real est, h 2913 Hanna ____________________________________________________________________________ 1910 FEDERAL CENSUS 1910 Census Allen County, Indiana 2913 Hanna St. 25 25 McKeeman, Alexander 43 IN IRE IRE Real estate agent (age 43) Emily M. 36 IN SCOT US Gladys I. 13 IN IN IN Alvin 7 IN IN IN ____________________________________________________________________________ 1920 FEDERAL CENSUS 1920 Federal Census Fort Wayne, Wayne Twp., Allen County, IN MCKEEMAN, Alexander Head 52 IN IN IN Grocer Own store (age 52) Emily Wife 45 IN IN IN Alvin Son 17 IN IN IN Marjorie Dtr 6 IN IN IN __________________________________________________________________ 1928 Living in Fort Wayne when sister Ellen died. __________________________________________________________________ CITY DIRECTORY 1943 Fort Wayne City Directory McKeeman, Alex (Emily M) h4410 John __________________________________________________________________ NEWSPAPER (age 82) Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, Tuesday, April 26, 1949 Alexander McKeeman, 82, died at 1:30 am Monday at his home 4410 South Park Drive, following a short illness. Survivors include his wife, Emily, two daughters Mrs. William Parker and Mrs. John W. Summers, both of Fort Wayne, a son Alvin, Fort Wayne, nine grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. The body was taken to the D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home where friends may call after 4 pm today. Services will be held at 2 pm Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. MacDanel officiating. Burial will be in the IOOF Cemetery at New Haven. __________________________________________________________________Submitted by: Jane Hunter Hodgson
Mrs. Celestine Bonjour, aged 84, a lifelong resident of Jackson Township, succumbed to senility and complications this morning about 6:30 o'clock at the home of a son, Eugene Bonjour, in Jackson Township. The son lives on the old Bonjour homestead where Mrs. Bonjour had resided for many years.
Surviving besides the son are a daughter, Mrs. Ernestine Coonrod, 23 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. The body was removed to the Harper Funeral Parlors at New Haven and will be returned to the home of the son Tuesday morning.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 8:30 o'clock at the St. Louis Catholic Church at Besancon. The Rev. L. Nicholas Allgeir will officiate. Burial in the church cemetery.
The Rev. A. Hunter Colpitts will officiate at funeral services for Danny Wayne Bonjour, four-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Bonjour, 1151 South Lafayette Street, at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday.
The services will be held at the D. O. McComb & Sons Funeral Home. The child died at 1:28 a.m. Monday at the Methodist Hospital.
Survivors include the parents; a brother, Roland, at home, and three grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hart, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Nellie Bonjour, Montpelier.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon today. Burial will be in Scipio Cemetery.
Flora Jane Holden ________________________________________________________________ 1893 Jan 3 Born in Chicago IL to James Boyd Hunter and Eva Nellie Holden born at home 1170 Washington Blvd Attended Pillsbury Academy for four years 1911 Living with mother at 2627 Holton Ave. Fort Wayne, IN teacher 1912 Living with mother at 2627 Holton Ave. Fort Wayne, IN teacher 1913 Living with mother at 2627 Holton Ave. Fort Wayne, IN teacher 1914 Living with mother at 2545 Maple Place Fort Wayne, IN teacher 1914 Married Arthur Laudel of Excelsior Springs, MO Son Arthur born (only child) Lived for rest of life in Kansas City, Clay County, MO 1980 July Died in Kansas City, Clay County, MO ________________________________________________________________ Descendants of Flora Jane "Jane" HUNTER Generation No. 1 1. FLORA JANE "JANE"4 HUNTER (JAMES BOYD *3, HAMILTON *2, ALEXANDER *1) was born 03 January 1893 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and died 01 July 1980 in Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri. She married ARTHUR LAUDEL 20 May 1914, son of ARTHUR LAUDEL. Child of FLORA HUNTER and ARTHUR LAUDEL is: i. ARTHUR5 LAUDEL. ________________________________________________________________ HISTORY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF JOHN HOTTEL by W.D. Huddle Sarah Jane Hunter, b. Jan. 3, 1893; attended Pillsbury Academy four years; m. May 20, 1914, Arthur Laudell, b. at Excelsior Springs, Mo., 1885. A member of the American League and is a realtor in Kansas City, Mo. ________________________________________________________________ BIRTH Birth Certificate Cook County, Illinois Hunter F, 1st child of this mother, Jan. 3rd 1893, 2 p.m. Place of birth 1170 Washington Bd Residence of mother same Father Nationality: Canada London, age 32 Mother Nationality: USA Findlay, OH, age 19 Mother Eva N. Hunter Maiden Name: Eva N. Holden Father Jas B. Hunter Occupation: Furniture manufacturer Attendants: Mrs. Hunter, 1170 Washington January 7th, 1893 J.J. Alderson, M.D., 259 W 12th St. ________________________________________________________________ 1900 FEDERAL CENSUS, COOK COUNTY, CHICAGO (age 27) 206 Gladys Ave. Hunter, Eva U 26 July 1873 OH (age 27) Flora J. 7 Jan 1893 IL Frederick A. 4 Feb 1896 IL Hamilton 2 Nov 1897 IL Siddall, Mary I. 44 Mar 1856 OH (Eva's aunt, daughter of Jos. Barnhill) ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ FORT WAYNE CITY DIRECTORY 1911 Hunter, Jennie, teacher, 2627 Holton Ave. 1912, Hunter, Jane, teacher, h 2627 Holton av. 1913, Hunter, Jane, h 2629 Holton av. 1914, Hunter, Jane, h 2545 Maple pl. 1916, no listing 1933 Living at Kansas City, Mo. when mother died 1938 Living at Kansas City, Mo. ________________________________________________________________ SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX LAUDEL, FLORA 488-68-3489 (MO) b. 03 Jan 1893 d. Jul 1980 lr. 64114 (Kansas City, Clay, MO) ________________________________________________________________ Jane Hunter Hodgson Tucson, Arizona email@example.com http://184.108.40.206/genealogy/index.html
Loaded Shot Gun in the Hands of His Brother, Eugene, Severs the Jugular Vein-His Parents in This City at the Time.
Frederick Bonjour, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bonjour, of near Zulu, was shot and instantly killed at his home Saturday morning, about 6:30 by the accidental discharge of a shot gun in the hands of his brother, Eugene. His death was instantaneous, as he uttered no sound after the terrible accident, the only sign of life manifested afterward being the opening and shutting of his eyes as he lay weltering in his own blood.
Mr. and Mrs. Bonjour had risen early in the morning and came to this city to market. About 6 o'clock the sons arose, the sisters being still in bed. Upon the porch stood two guns, both of which were supposed to be empty, as they had not been used in a long time, and no one knows when or by whom one of them was loaded. One of the boys made the proposition that the guns be carried up stairs, and in compliance with this, Eugene went to the porch, picked up the two
guns, and putting both under one arm, with the muzzles pointing in front oh him, started to carry them up stairs. As he passed through the door into the kitchen, In some manner the hammer of one of them struck against the door jamb, or caught upon something, and was discharged.
It so happened that the brother Frederick, was in range of the weapon, and the entire charge of buck shot entered his neck, shattering it and severing the jugular vein, and then lodged in the wall. The injured man fell to the floor without a groan, and was dead before the terrified members of his family could realize what had happened.
The parents were informed by telegraph of what had happened, and hastened home. The family is one of the most highly respected of Allen county, and the entire neighborhood greatly deplores the tragedy by which the young man was brought to an untimely end.
Coroner Barnett was notified of the accident and went at once to the scene. The brother in whose hand the gun was discharged was almost crazed with sorrow, but no possible blame can attach to him, as the discharge was manifestly accidental.