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Fleetwood, Clarence Lerr.v, 

1919- 
Bessie Pearl (Miller) Shane 



BESSIE PEARL MILLER SHANER 
C. Fleetwood 



BESSIE PEARL (MILLER) SHANER 

b 12 Oct 1890 
d 26 Sep 1954 




C. Fleetwood 



Allen County Public Library 

Street 
PO Box 
Fort Wayne, IN 46801-22 70 







Bessie fearo. 



Preface 

The following has been assembled for the benefit of anyone 
with a curiosity about this segement of their past history, 
A life for Bessie Pearl Miller was fragil during her early 
childhood. 

Together the vivid recollections passed to me by my 
grand father, William Fleetwood, Bessies' uncle, and the 
family album I inherited, is being reconstructed for this 
period. 

It is trusted a descendant of Bessie Pearls will find 
this worthwhile. 

C. Fleetwood, Bessies cousin. 



C Fleetwood 



Be ss i e ' s grand parents 





William A. Flee 


twood, Sr. 


b 11 Jun 1833 


d 30 May 1917 
Nearly 84 yrs 


md 19 Jan 1855 


Pickaway 0. 






Hetty Timmons 




b 8 Jun 1836 


d 11 Nov 1889 
53 yrs of age 


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born in 


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1. Fleetwood, 


Irwin 


b 


d 


2. Fleetwood, 


John Vfesley 


b 1857 


d as infant 


3. Fleetwood, 


Sarah Alice 


b 4 Jun 1859 


d 21 Nov 1932 


4. Fleetwood, 


Minerva 


b 26 Apr 1863 


d 17 Dec 1954 


5. Fleetwood, 


Mary Jane 


b 18 Oct 1864 


d 8 Feb 1892 




b in Inc 


iana 




6. Fleetwood, 


Thomas Sherman 


b 25 Apr 1868 


d 1925 


7. Fleetwood, 


Artemicia Jane 


b 24 Jan 1870 


d 13 Mar 1952 


8, Fleetwood, 


Rosann B, 


b 2 Jul 1872 


d 14 Dec 1892 


9. Fleetwood, 


Cora E. 


b 18 Aug 1875 


d 11 Sep 1893 


in. Fleetwood, 


William A. Jr. 


b 21 Apr 1878 


d 18 Mar 1953 



William A. Fleetwood, Sr. Death Certificate lists no father but the 
mother as 'Tanner". William A. Sr, Hetty, Mary Jane, Rosann B<and 
Cora E, all rest in the Crawford cemetery one half mile east of their 
home on Crawford Road. 

Rosann and Cora never married, both died of TB as did Mary Jane. 
Note 4 deaths from TB in 19 months, including the mother, Hetty. 
Hetty's epitaph reads "She's gone to the world above". 







Mary Jane and .ibsalom 
moved into the log 
t^home lSyO. ibsalom 

6 brought and wife in. 

6 iimma remained until 
birth of Joe. 



The log home in which Jenny was born. 

On a winding road, near a grove of trees stood an old log house 
large trees were near and an old hammock hung between two trees 
It was made of wooden barrel staves, held together with strong 
wire. An old pump also was in front of the house. 

Going inside by the front door, one entered a good sized 
kitchen with a wood burning stove or range. There were some 
chairs, a table and cupboards with glass doors in upper part. 
To the right was another room with heating stove, chairs and 
a cupboard with tin in the doors. 

Off the kitchen was a shed which was used for wood for the 
stoves and to wash clothes. There was an upstairs with two 
beds. If there was more furniture, I do not remember. The 
house belonged to Will Fleetwood. 

I was born in this house, 30 October 1896, Jenny Miller. 

As found in the "My Life Story" by Jennie Miller 






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Bessie, William, Mary Jane 



Absalon Miller, 



FLEETWOOD, MARY JANE 



b 18 Oct 1864 d 10 Aug 1892 
md 7 Feb 1890 

Miller, Absolam Parker ^ a b 29 Jan 1869 d 3 Feb 1898 
Mary died 27 yrs . 9 mo. 22 da. 
see "Family Tragedy" following. 

u"mer, Bessie Peerl b , 2 Oct 1890 A da„,s Ce. In. 



Mary Jane Fleetwood with her brother and 3 sisters. 



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THE CLOCK AND FAMILY TRAGEDY 



The clock pictured above is in our home and operating. Inscribec 
on its back in faint legible pencil are the words: 

Guaranted one year 
$5.00 
Sept 5, .1892 

As an inquisitive youngster, I was fascinated by this instrument 
which always had its place in the long, seemingly hollow kitchen 
and eating area of my grandfathers home. It struck with a loud 
clang, and the emptiness of the kitchen caused its ticking to 
echo far into the other rooms. Yet it was a grand time-piece 
in those days. 



My grandfather, William A. 
to me as follows: 



Fleetwood Jr., related its histc 



Consumption had taken his sister Mary Jane less than two years 
after her marriage. She had lived in the log house built in 
1866 by her father, William A. Fleetwood, Sr. 

Six months later, Rosann was badly ill with consumption, and 
medicine had been prescribed on an hourly schedule. There was 
no time piece in the house. William Sr., collected all his 
coins and sent my grandfather, then age 14, on horseback to 
Berne to buy a clock. Berne was nearly three miles away. 

He brought home the "Rocket" made by the Ingraham Company, of 
Bristol, Connecticut. 

Three months after the clocks arrival, Rosann died at the age 
of twenty. Nine months later, Cora, age eighteen, was taken 
also by consumption. 

Their mother, Hetty, had died two and a half years earlier. 
In less than four years, the family of eleven was reduced to 
seven. 

Mary Jane's husband, Absalom, remarried to Emma J. Urich and 
continued living in the log house on the farm. In Four years 
Absalom also succumbed to consumption at the age of twenty-nine. 



Before William Jr ' s death in 1953, he advised Clarence, his 
only son, that I was to have the clock from the kitchen. 



As the "Rocket" did for three generations, 
out the hours to its fourth. 



it now serenely calls 



Fleetwood 



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!l"y Jane Fleetwood brother and sisters families 



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Bessie Pearl - Thelma - Clay Shar 



UILLZR, 33SSI5 PS.-JL ma 28 Feb 191£ 

Shaner, Henery Clay b 9 „ug 16S6 Darte Ct 

Bessie fi 26 Sep 54 i.iercer cty 0. Clay son of Silas 
Shaner & Tobitha Heiic!:. a 6 Dec 1960. Clay barberei.. 



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children of Bessie and Clay Shaner 



1 . Shaner, Thelma LaVaun 

2. shaner, Alice Woynetta 

3. Shaner, Clay Junior (Jay) 

4. Shaner, Louis Dwight 

5. Shaner, Vilas Leon 

6. Shaner, Virginia Lee 

7. Shaner, Boyd LaVern 



b 


20 


May 


1912 


b 


1 1 


Jul 


1915 


b 


5 


May 


1918 


b 


14 


Jun 


1921 


b 


27 


Jun 


1925 


b 


20 


Nov 


1928 


b 


25 


Dec 


1932 



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SHANER, THELMA LAVAUN 
Grunden, Herbert Franklin 
children: 

1 . Grunden, Jack Lewis 

2. Grunden, Donald Jean 

3. Grunden, Jerry Lee 

4. Grunden, Linda Lu 

5. Grunden, Edna Kay 

6. Grunden, Dianna Suzanna 

7. Grunden, Michael Keith 

8. Grunden, Sammy Joe 



md 29 Aug 1930 



b 1 7 Jan 


191 1 d 


17 Jan 1969 


b 31 Mar 


1932 




b 27 Jan 


1934 




b 1 7 Dec 


1937 




b 20 Jul 


1941 




b 15 Feb 


1945 




b 1 7 Apr 


1945 




b 28 Jul 


1946 




b 24 May 


1953 





GRUNDEN, JACK LEWIS md 3 Jul 1955 

Edwards, Colleen b 13 May 1937 

Colleen b Rowan Cty, China Grove, No Carolina 

children: 

1 . Grunden, Jackie Reid 

2. Grunden, Penny La von 

3. Grunden, Dee Ann 

4. Grunden, Michael Todd 



b 21 Apr 1956 

b 3 Sep 1958 d 29 May 1961 
b 6 Apr 1962 Concord No. Car, 
b 1 Jul 1965 Charlotte NC 



GRUNDEN, DONALD JEAN 
Combs, Alpha Madeline 
children: 

1 . Grunden, Debra Jean 

2. Grunden, Anthony Wayne 

3. Grunden, Ronald Lee 

4. Grunden, Herbert Allen 

5. Grunden, David Scott 

GRUNDEN, JERRY LEE 
Blackburn, Cora 

children: 

1 . Grunden, Sherrie Ann 



md 


24 


May 


1 955 




b 


1 6 


Oct 


1937 


London Ky 


b 


2 


Sep 


1955 


Celina 


b 


29 


Apr 


1957 


" 


b 


1 


Apr 


1958 


" 


b 


1 1 


May 


1960 


St Marys 0. 


b 


26 


Apr 


1964 


Celina 0. 


md 


14 


Jun 


1958 




b 


17 


Mar 


1930 





b 22 Oct 1959 Celina O. 



GRUNDEN, LINDA LU md 1 1 Feb 

Marshal, Eugene Cletus b 8 Jun 
children: 

1. Marshal, Susan Marie b 28 Jul 

2. Marshal, James Alan b 10 Jun 

3. Marshal, Patricia Ann b 15 Mar 



1961 

1939 Versailes 0. 

1961 Sidney 0. 

1963 " 

1966 " 



GRUNDEN, EDNA KAY 
Gibson, Harry Michael 
children 

1 . Gibson, Larry Michael 

2. Gibson, Donny Jay 



md 21 
b 9 



b 10 
b 28 



Dec 
Jun 



Mar 
Oct 



1963 

1943 Lima O 



1 963 Celina O. 
1967 " 



GRUNDEN, DIANNA SUZANNA 
Miller, Charles Clark 

children: 

1. Miller, Lori Diane 



md 1 
b 17 



Aug 
Apr 



1964 

1942 Warren, 



2 Sep 19 68 Col i na O. 



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GRUNDEN, MICHAEL KEITH md 21 Jan 1967 

Roehm, Lucille Edith b 23 Oct 1948 Decatur, In 
chi ldren : 

1. Grunden, Kimberly Kay b 29 Jul 1967 Celina O 

2. Grunden, Bradley Lyn b 14 Sep 1969 " 



SHANER, ALICE WOYNETTA md 11 May 1935 Celina 0. 

Curts, William Martin b 27 Mar 1904 d 13 Jun 1978 

Alice emp Goodyear Rubber Co. Wm emp by Railroad, son of 

Lorenzo B Curts and Jennie Burris. He rests Elm Grove Cem . 

children: 

1. Curts, Larry Gene b 11 Feb 1938 St. Marys O. 

CURTS, LARRY GENE md 6 Dec 1957 

(1stmd) Wolford, Audrey I. b 4 May 1939 Van Wert O. 
chi ldren : 

1. Curts, Rod Allen b 22 Jun 1959 d 23 Jun 1959 

2. Curts, Julie Ann b 9 Jul 1962 Van Wert O. 
(2ndmd) McCormick, Baily Marcia Eilien 

3. Curts, Tod Eugene b 13 Oct 1966 

SHANER, CLAY Jr. md 1 Jan 1939 Decatur In 
Lusk, Vera Irene b 17 Dec 1919 Auglaize Co. 

Vera dau Frank Lusk and Catherine Brickard. Clay emp as a 

barber and served WWII, Vera emp as a beautician. 
children : 

1. Shaner, Barbara Ann b 26 Jun 1942 Celina O 

2. Shaner, Tyrone Clay b 22 Feb 1944 " 

SHANER, BARBARA ANN md 3 Aug 1963 

Cramer, Phillip Allen b 24 Apr 1939 Van Wert O. 

chi ldren : 

1. Cramer, Michael Allen b 23 Jul 1965 Celina O. 

SHANER, TYRONE CLAY md 18 Jul 1964 

Schockman, Carolyn Lucille b 23 Oct 1946 Celina O. 



SHANER, LOUIS DWIGHT md 21 Sep 1946 St. Mary O. 

Cook, Marjorie May b 13 Aug 1926 Ostrander O. 

Louis was a Brick Mason, Marjorie dau of Marion Henry 

Cook and Flora M. Miller. They reside 649 E. Livingston 

Celina, Ohio. 45822. 

children : 

1. Shaner, Ricardo Louis b 17 Nov 1946 Celina 

SHANER, RICARDO LOUIS md 1 Mar 1969 

Magateau, Amber Anita b 1 Apr 1953 Lima O. 
children : 

1. Shaner, Louis Ricardo b 9 Jul 1969 Celina 0. 

2. Shaner, Ann Ranea b 21 Aug 1971 " 



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SHANER, VILAS LEON md 16 Feb 1952 Celina, O, 

Dicke, Laurie Rose b 14 May 1927 

Vilas served US Army 1948-49. Emp by Celina Financial 
Corp. Laurie dau of Alvin J, Dicke-Laura S. Dicke. Gr . 



parents Henry Dicke, Frederick I 

bookkeeper . 

children: 

1 . Shaner, Gwen Sue b 

2. Shaner, Grady Leon b 

3. Shaner, Kent Alvin b 



artke. Laurie emp as a 



12 Oct 1953 Celina 
11 Apr 1956 " 
25 Feb 1960 " 



SHANER, GWEN SUE 
Howell, David, A. 

children 

1. Howell, Leah Laure 



md 
b 



b 1 7 Aug 1 980 Celina 



SHANER, GRADY LEON 
Bollenbacher , Diane 

children: 

1. Shaner, Grant Leon 



md 
b 



b 16 Jun 1981 St. Marys 0. 



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SHANER, VIRGINIA LEE md 5 Apr 1947 Decatur In, 

Brehm, Alvin Lee b 29 Nov 1927 Celina 0. 

Alvin was son of John Brehm-Edna Bollenbacher . He was 

employed in farming. 

children: 



1 . Brehm, Linden James John 

2. Brehm, Gary Wayne 

3. Brehm, Randall Amos 

4. Brehm, Merrill J. Douglas 

5. Brehm, Stephan Grieg 

6. Brehm, Leslie Michael Todd 

7. Brehm, Carla Charlotta Suzen 20 Apr 1965 



b 30 Aug 1947 Celina 0. 

b 14 Oct 1949 

b 9 Feb 1951 

b 18 Feb 1954 

b 2 Dec 1957 

b 21 May 1962 



BREHM, LINDEN JAMES JOHN 
Garwood, Joan Louise 



md 28 Jun 1969 
b 18 Aug 1951 Mercer Co. 



BREHM, GARY WAYNE md 

Brown, Joyce b 

children: 

1. Brehm, Stephanie Lee Ann 20 Nov 1971 Key West Fla, 

2. Brehm, Heather Lee Mae b 27 May 1976 Rockford O. 

3. Brehm, Bryan Lee Joe b 

4. Brehm, Kaylin Lee Rae b 



5 Sep 1977 
25 Mar 1981 



BREHM, RANDALL AMOS 
Barbar, Marcia 



md 

b 



BREHM, MERRILL J. DOUGLAS md 
Walls, Sharla b 



BREHM, STEPHAN GRIEG 
Hensley, Gay Lywn 
children: 

1 . Brehm, Mandy Lynn 

2. Brehm, Any Lynn 



md 
b 



b 11 Feb 1982 Van Wert 
b 22 Apr 1983 " 



SHANER, BOYD LAVERN md 18 Dec 1954 Columbia SC 

Murray, Evelyn Louise b 2 Jan 1937 Blackshear Ga. 

Resided at 6638 Wingard St., Columbia SC 29209 
Boyd served US Army Mar 1953-Mar 1955, Corporal, then emp 
as a press room supervisor and insurance salesman. 
Evelyn dau of George W._- Gladys Murray, 
children: 

1. Shaner, Vickie Lynn b 24 Sep 1955 Celina O 

2. Shaner, Boyd L. Jr., b 4 Apr 1958 " 

3. Shaner, Charles Allen b 12 Sep 1966 " 

SHANER, VICKIE LYNN md 

Pierce, Wade b 

Resided 2330 Thornton Ave, Columbia, SC 29169 

children: 

1. Pierce, Travis Wade b 27 Oct 1977 Tulsa Ok. 

2. Pierce, Justin Grant b 17 Aug 1981 Columbia SC 



SHANER, BOYD L. Jr., 

Resided in Berlin NJ 08009 



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is. Clay Shaner Mourned 
By Husband, Seven Children 



Mrs. Bessie Miller Shaner 63 
| wife of Clay Shaner, Celina barber i 
J of 649 East Livingston street, died 
(early Sunday morning after a ling- 
ering illness. She had been ad- 
mitted to the Otis hospital at 1 
i o'clock and lived only six hours. 
• She was born October 12, 1890, 
tf.ie daughter of the late Abner and 
Mary Jane Fleetwood Miller. In 
1912 she was united in marriage 
with Mr. Shaner, and they have 
lived in Celina for a number of 
years. 
She was a member of the Celina 

i Assembly of God Church. 

Surviving with the husband are 
their seven children, Thelma. the 
wif» of Herbert Grunden of R 5. 

I Celina; Alice, the \ife of Will- 



iam Kurts of St. Marvs; Virginia, 
the wife of Alvin Brehm of R. 1, 
Celina; Clay Jr., Louis and Leon 
of Celina and Cpl. Boyd Shaner 
I with the Airborn Division of the 
|U. S. army, stationed at Ft. Jack- 
json, Sionth Carolina. 
I There are 17 grandchildren and 
[two half sisters, the Misses Myrtle 
and Jennie Miller of Ft. Wayne. 
I The body is being prepared for 
burial at the Pulskamp Funeral 
Home, where friends may call aft- 1 
er 7 o'clock this evening. 

Funeral rites will be conducted 
at 2 o'clock at the Funeral Home I 
on Wednesday and at 2:30 at the 
Assembly of God Church, by the I 
Rev. William Spieer. Burial will be; 
inade ia Swamp College cemetery.. 



Clay Shaner, 74, One Of Oldest 



Practicing Barbers. Dies 



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8.' C. (Clay) Shaner, 74, 649 
lut Livingston St., Celina, one 
i the oldest practicing bar- 
W in the State of Ohio died 
Jfl morning at 5:30 in the Otis 
Hospital. 

Ifr. Shaner, who had started 
"*rt>ering in 190-1, had been in 
*&ag health for sometime but 
^ been in the shop, which he 
grated with his son Jay, about 
**» weeks ago. He had worked 
jj bis trade except from 1915 
■ 1919, when he was a male 
■j&e in the Otis Hospital. 
He was born in Darke County, 
J"PJst 9, 1S8G, the son of the 
*f. Silas and Tabithe Hcmick 
* J ner. He was married t o 
,£«ie Pearl Miller in 1912 and 
!** died in 1954. Two brothers 
I'M three sisters are also de- 
j*Jsed. 

tuL ^' Dick anc ' Sons Funeral 
JSie has charge of the ar- 
iSgements and relatives and 
/jfencis may call there alter 







10 a.m. Wednesday. 

Surviving are three daughters. 
Mrs. Herbert (Thelma) Grun- 
den, Celina; Mrs. William (Al- 
ice) Curts of St. Marys; Mrs 
Alvin (Virginia) Brehm of R. 
1, Celina; four sons. Clay (Jay). 
Jr., Louis and Leon of Celina, 
Boyd of Columbua, S. C; 22 
grandchildren and seven great 
grandchildren. 

Mr. Shaner was a member of 
the Assembly of God Church, 
where the rites will be held 
Thursday 2 pm The Rev Lau- 
rence Shaw will officiate and 
the burial will follow in Swamp 
College Cemetery 



H. C. Shaner 



SHREWSBURY. England (L"PI> 
— Floodwaters of the River 
Severn have put several front 
rows of a movie theater here un- 
der water, but the shov wenl on 

A sign outside the theater Mon- 
day said: "Non-swimmers can net 
be admitted in the 30 cent seats." 



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Step Mother 
f brother 
sister 



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l ; nch, Emma J. 



md 26 May 1893 
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Absalom d 3 Feb 1898 ?9 v^ c n ,* u ^ 932 Ft Wa Y n e 
rest 1st ar,lT'J 8 ^ 2 L y l S 2"" . He and Mar * ^"e Fleetwood 



rest 1st grave east of Wm A 
children: 
■ Miller, Myrtle (nvmd) 
Miller, Mary Jane (Jenny) 



Fleetwood grave, Crawford Cem. 

b 9 Oct 1894 d 

b 30 Oct 1896 d 26 Mar 1993 



Jenny too, the name of Absalom ■ s f£st w e ? r ^ 

e ;ff:; tl ,t; P deat ? ? f Absaiom ' Mary j - ; — sorted 

° aitler «nt homes, at 7 years she was taken in bv Abe 
granger, Banker as foster parents. She remained with 

7 years 1983 "^ ^^ Jena * neVer ^rried! At 
q V r ' 1 ' Jenny was in good health and mind, resid 
■ng at Apt 131, Interlaken Dv, Berne, In. 

Children of Urich, Emma J 



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from Berne Witness Feb 10, 1898 

".Absolome P. Miller, son of Mr and Mrs Matnias 
Miller of Blue Creek trwp, died of consumption 
Thursday Feb 3, 1898 and was buried Friday 
the 4th. His age was 29 years and 4 days. 
He sought the Lord and found him previous to 
his death, and expressed willingness to depart 
this life and be with Christ, encouraging 
others to be faithful in this life to their 
maker." 

therefore his birth Jan 29, 1869 

DECATUR: Mary J. "Jenny" Miller, 96. 

died Saturday at Adams County Memorial 
Hospital. Decafur. She worked in food 
service at Millers Cafeteria in Fort Wayne 
for seven years and Fort Wayne Bible Col- 
lege for 14 years. Service* at 1 p.m. today 
at Yager-Kirchholer Funeral Home, 
Berne. Calling from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bur- 
ial in M.R.E. Cemetery, Berne. Memorials 
to First Mennonite Church or Swiss Vil- 
, lage. 'J'ZC- /^93 



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1926: Clay, Bessie and family visited my grand parents farm 
near Berne, Ind., Adams county, Wabash township, this was 
Bessies 1 uncle, William. 

Rear: , Frank Cottrell, husband of Alice, Clay Shaner, 

Bessie (Miller) Shaner, chil^, Mary Fleetwood, William A. 
Fleetwood, Alice Fleetwood Cottrell, Ethel Fleetwood, Clarence 
Fleetwood. 

Front: , Chester Fleetwood, Gearld Fleetwood, 

Thelma Fleetwood, Ileene Fleetwood, 
center kneeling ? 



From an old photo 



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Epitaph 
"She's gone to worlds above 
where saints and angels meet 
To realize our saviors love 
and worship at his feet" 

Crawford Cemetery 

Crawford Road 

Wabash Township. 

Adams County, In. , 



Epitaph 
"Rest mother rest in quiet sleep 
While friends in sorrow 
o'er thee weep" 




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Bessies Grand Parents 



Crawford Cemetery 

Crawford Road 

Wabash Township. 

Adams County, In., 



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Grand father, William Fleetwood, 



1 June 1833, d 3 May 1917 



FRIDAY, 



WILLIAM FLEETWOOD DIED 
SUDDENLY OF APOPLEXY 

William Fleetwood, one of Berne'r 
oldest citizens, was found dead in & 
cnair at his home Wednesday after- 
noon at about 4:30" o'clock by his 
daughter, Mrs. Frank CottrelL The 
body was still warm and death had 
probably resulted within the hour. 

The coroner's verdict after he had 
Been called, was that death was due 
to apoplexy. Mr. Fleetwood had been 
in ill health for several days but 
when last seen by his daughter at 
about one o'clock, he had not seemed 
any worse! 

Deceased was born in Pickaway 
Co., Ohio, on June 3, 1833. thus bring- 
ing his age to 83 years, ll months and 
23 days. 

.He was. married to Miss Hettie 
Timmons January 24, 1854. To this 
union ten children were born. In 
March, 1866, they moved to Indiana 
and purchased the farm east of Berne 
which he still owned at his death. 
For the past few years he had retired 
from the farm, although he continued 
to work from time to time. 
_ Surviving are two sons, Thomas S. 
and William A., and three daughters, 
Mrs. Alice Cottrell, Mrs. Minerva 
Ray and Mrs. Artie Murray. Also 22 
grandchildren and % 21 great-grand- 
children, survive. 

He was preceded in death by two- 
sons, Irvt'n and Wesley anfl three 
daughters, Mrs. Mary J. Miller, Ro- ' 
sanne, and Clara E. "Fleetwood. ' 

Funeral services will take place this 
afternoon at one o'clock from the 
home here in Berne and at 2 o'clock 
from the Crawford church, east of 
Berne. Interment will take place at 
Crawford cemetery. 



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Generd t i ons : 

1 . Timmons, William 



2. Timmons, John 

3. Timmons, Joseph, 

4. Timmons, Joseph, Jr 

5. Timmons, John 

5. Timmons, William A. 



b 

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b ca 1 700 d 25 Oct 1 771 Md. 

Worcester Co. 
b 22 Mar 1743 d 3 Mar 1795 Md. 



ca 1770 d 
ca 1793 



1837 
1857 



6. Timmons, Hetty (Esther A.) b 8 Jun 1836 d. 11 Nov 1889 

William A. Fleetwood, Sr takes his military pension and moves 
to Adams county, Indiana 1866. 



HECKMAN 

BINDERY INC. 

SEPT 96