George and Rachel Spracklin’s Children: Mary P., Charles O., Harley H., Abigail Elretta, Minnie & Verna Ada

George and Rachel Spracklin had a large family and here are the remaining six children of which two died young.  I have in past posts featured Wilmot and Nancy Spracklin and Malinda and Charles Powelson and their families.  What follows below are the remaining children of this couple.  Remember George is a son of the Rev. Alfred and Abigail Spracklen of Hardin Co., Ohio.

Ohio Counties

Ohio Counties

Mary Pamela Spracklin was born after 1861 in Hardin. She married to a John W. Parker on 4 October, 1888 in Hardin Co., Ohio.

They had the following children:

Leota born about 1891 who married a Carl DeHaven on 3 July, 1909 in Hardin Co., Ohio. Carl was born in Williamstown, Ohio, his father was John D. Dehaven and his mother was Ella Knight.

They appear in the 1910 U.S. Federal Census in Liberty, Union Co., Ohio. Carl is 23 years old and an area driller. Leota is 19 years old.  They have a baby named Hellen I. who is only about 3 months old. Carl’s father was born in Ohio and his mother was born in West Virginia according to this census.

They are living in Sandusky Ward 1, Erie, Ohio on Jefferson Street in the 1920 census. Carl is listed as 34 years old and a brakeman on rail road. Leota is 28 and Helen is now 9.  They also have June about 5 years old. Carl’s parents are now born in different locations. His father is Pennsylvania and his mother is Ohio.

Edna Ophelia Moon born 9 July, 1893. She died 12 January, 1916 in Kenton, Hardin Co., Ohio. She was 22.

They appear in the 1900 U.S. Federal census living in Dudley Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio. John W. Parker is 36 years old born Feb 1864 born in England and parents born in England. He is a day laborer at this time. Mary R. Parker is 35 years old born Oct. 1864 born Ohio and parents born Ohio.  They have with them Leota P. Parker age 9 born Sept. 1890 and sister Edna Q. Parker age 7 born July 1892. Mary is listed as having 2 children born and 2 living.  John was naturalized in 1870.  They are living near Rachel Spracklin who is widowed and listed as having 9 children born but only 6 living in 1900.

By the 1910 John is age 46 and widowed.  He is living with his daughter Edna Parker age 17 in Kenton Ward 4, Hardin Co., Ohio. He is working as a laborer RR Section.

There may have been another baby born in 1911 and died the same year named Kenneth Parker Dehaven.

Mary is buried in Lee Cemetery. She died in 1907. John W. Parker was born in 1864 in Lincolnshire, England and died 7 April, 1940 in Kenton. He is also buried in Lee Cemetery. Find A Grave has memorials for them both. John also has an obituary with his memorial and it suggests there was a son as well.

–Charles O. Spracklin was born about 1866 and died on 17 September, 1872 and is buried in the Lee Cemetery near his parents.

Tombstone of Charles O. Spracklin son of George & Rachel

Tombstone of Charles O. Spracklin son of George & Rachel

—Harley Hensel Spracklin was born 28 March, 1868 in Marion Co., Ohio. He married on 15 August, 1891 in Hardin Co., to Bertha Riley. She was born 8 April, 1874. She died 9 February, 1900.

He is widowed in the 1900 Census.  He is living Goshen, Hardin Co., Ohio and lodging with a Fredrick Family.  He is helping with the farm.

Harley H. Spracklin appears in the 1910 census with a Mary E. Price. He is 42 years old and married twice. She is 36 and married once. She had no children born or living. Both were born in Ohio. Harley is in Kearney Ward 4, Buffalo, Nebraska. His occupation is minister.

We find them again this time in Garfield, Antelope, Nebraska in 1920. He is 51 or maybe 57 and she is 47. He is still a minister. In 1930 they have moved to Ord, Valley, Nebraska. He is listed a minister of the United Brethren church. He is 62 and she is 57.

Harley appears in the 1930 census living in Ord, Valley, Nebraska with Mary.  They have a lodger with them.  Harley is now 62 years old and Mary is 57.

It looks like Harley didn’t have any children? He died 6 February, 1936 in Broken Bow, Custer, Nebraska.  I don’t have any information about their burial at this time.

–Abigail Elretta Spracklin was born about 1870 in Ohio. She married on 18 September,  1891 in Hardin Co. to a Edward E. Clement. She appears in the Hardin Co., Ohio Historical book.  They married 18 September, 1891 in Hardin Co., Ohio. Edward was probably born about 1862 in Hardin Co., Ohio.  His name is mixed up in the records and it is unclear if he is Edward or Edmund. It is said that he died in Plymouth, Marshall Co., Indiana.  I have not yet confirmed that information.

Edmund “Eddie,” a tower railroad dispatcher, married Alretta Spracklin, lived in Hepburn and later move to Plymouth, Indiana where he died. 

Source: Hardin County, Ohio, A Historical Update with Family Histories, by Hardin Co. Archeological and Historical Society, 1983, page 54. A detailed Article: Charles Clement.

Elretta and Edward had Clyde, Leona and maybe an Ada. Ada died probably after 1900 in Indiana based on the 1910 census and their birth ages.

Line 80, 28, 30, Clement, Edmond, Head, M, W47, Widowed, born Ohio, father born Vermont, mother born PA, English all, telegraph operator railroad, yes, yes, O, F, H 2B. 

Clement, Clyde son, M, W, 11 S, born Indiana, parents born Ohio

Clement Leona, daughter, F, W, 9, S, born Indiana, parents born Ohio

Source: Edward E. Clement Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Porter Twp., Porter Co., Indiana, SD#10, ED#149, Sht#2B, enumerated 18 April, 1910 by Calvin S. Skiukle.

Daughter Leona married 19 October, 1916 in Palmer, Indiana to a Nelson Weber born 9 June, 1896 (SSDI) Kenton, Ohio. His father was George Weber and his mother was Maggie Weaver. Leona and Nelson’s son Jack Leroy was born and died in 1920.

Nelson and Leona have returned to Ohio and are living in Kenton, Ohio in the 1920 Census. Nelson is 23 working as a Printer in a tool factory. Leona is 19 years old.  They have with them a Wayne D. son age 2 who was born Indiana and Madge L. daughter born in Ohio who is 1 year.

Nelson Weber appears on the Ohio Death Index.  He died on 5 December, 1968 in Cuyahoga Falls, Summitt Co., Ohio. He was widowed at the time. Death Certificate #101422.  I do not know where either Elretta or Nelson are buried at this time.

–Minnie Spracklin was born about 1872 in Hardin Co., and she died 21 September 1878 and is buried in Lee Cemetery near her parents.  I do have photos of tombstones but they are so very difficult to read.  I think this is her tombstone.  Find A Grave has a much better photo of the tombstone.

Possbiliy Minnie's tombstone

Possbility for Minnie’s tombstone – unreadable

–Verna Ada Spracklin was born 22 June, 1880 in Ohio. She married to a George Heilman age 24 in Goshen Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio. He was a laborer.  His father was Daniel B. Heilman and his mother was Sarah J. Metz.

They married on 16 February, 1901. He was born 15 November, 1874. He signed the marriage certificate George H. Hileman and she signed Vernie A. Spracklin.

They appear in the 1910 Census under the name of Hulman. They have her listed as Ferma for her first name. He is 34 years old and she is 29 years of age. Listed with them is Viola B. daughter, age 5, William C. son, age 4 and Bertha M. daughter, age 2. They are living in Dudley Twp. Both indicate they were married 9 years ago. Ferna has 3 children born and 3 living. All born in Ohio.  Verna and George are hard to find after her death.

Some of George and Rachel Spracklin’s children began to migrate out of Hardin and Marion Counties.  The late 1800’s we see the rise of industrialization of the country and the move is to the cities or where the jobs are.

At this time, I have shared what I know about George Peter and Rachel (Munson) Spracklin and their children. It is by no means complete and a lot more genealogical research work should be done and all the above verified.  I have not had luck in finding the burial location of several of them.  I also see that estate files would be very interesting in these families.

It is time for me to move on and return to the rest of the children of the Rev. Alfred and Abigail (Cooper) Spracklen family and share their stories.

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George and Rachel Spracklin’s Children: Malinda Amarilla Spracklin and her family…

Malinda Amarilla Spracklin was born 1 March, 1861 in Hepburn, Hardin Co., Ohio. She was a daughter of George Peter and Rachel Spracklin.  She died on 27 Sep 1928 in Marion Co., Ohio.

She married on 13 March, 1884 in Hardin Co. to Charles Edward Powelson. Charles was born November, 1861 in Hardin Co., Ohio. He died 4 January, 1934 in Marion Co.

They are buried in the Agosta Cemetery in Marion Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for them.

Wyandot County Ohio

Wyandot County Ohio

Line 92, 84, 85, Powelson, Charles E, Head, W, M, Nov. 1861, 38, M, 16, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, farmer, yes, yes, yes, R, F

Powelson, Malinda A., wife, W, F, Mar 1861 39, M, 16, six born, six living, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, yes, yes, yes

Powelson, Leroy E. son, W, M, April 1885, 15, S, born Ohio, at school, 4, yes, yes yes

Powelson, Harley E, son, W, M, June 1887, 12, S, born Ohio, at school 4, yes yes yes

Powelson, George J, son W, M, Jan 1890, 10, S, born Ohio, at school, 6, yes yes yes

Powelson, Dorothy A, daughter, W, F, July 1892, 7, S, born Ohio, at school, 9,

Powelson, Clay O, son, W, M, May 1895, 5, S, born Ohio

Powelson, Lillie M, Daughter, W, F, May 1898, 2, S, born Ohio

Source: Charles E. Powelson (Pavelson) Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Marseilles Twp., Wyandot, Ohio, SD#12, ED#126, Sht #4, enumerated 6 and 8 June, 1900 by Richard A. Hauer

Twps of Wyandot Co., Ohio

Twps of Wyandot Co., Ohio

Melinda and Charles had about six children as we can see from the above census.

—Leroy Edward Powelson was born 24 April, 1885 in Hardin Co., Ohio. He married on 2 March, 1911 in Marion Co., to Josephine Nellie Pangborn. She was born 31 December, 1883.

Roy died 11 June, 1975 and is buried in the Marion Cemetery. Josephine Nellie Powelson died 30 December, 1935 in Big Island Twp., Marion Co., Ohio. She is buried in the Marion Cemetery.  Her father was Thomas Ward Pangborn and her mother was Mary Jane. Find A Grave has a memorial for them both with links, tombstone photo and more.

Marion County Twps, in Ohio

Marion County Twps, in Ohio

Roy and Josephine are in the 1930 U.S. Census, living in Big Island Twp., Marion Co., Ohio on Radnor Road.

Line 46, 35, 36, Powelson, Roy E. head, O, yes, M, W, 44, M, 25, No, yes, born Ohio, parents born Ohio, yes, welder Electric, Steam Shovel plant, 7728, W, yes, no, 23

Powelson, Josephine N. wife-H, F, W, 46, M, 27, No, yes, born Ohio, parents born Ohio

Powelson, Margueritte R. daughter, F, W, 17, S, yes yes, born Ohio

Powelson, Doris J, daughter, F, W, 13, S, yes, yes, born Ohio

Powelson, Ava M, daughter, F, W, 10, S, yes, yes born Ohio

Source: Roy E. Powelson Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Big Island Twp., Marion Co., Ohio, Radnor Road, ED#51-1, SD#12, Sht#2A, enumerated 7 April, 1930, by Chars. E. Uncapher. 

—Harley Ernest Powelson was born 14 June, 1887 in Hardin Co., Ohio and on 1 January, 1911 he married Lillie May Carr. She was born 3 December, 1892. Harley died on 17 December, 1922 in Marion and Lillie died on 10 February, 1969 in Marion. They are buried in the Agosta Cemetery in New Bloomington, Marion Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has tombstone photo for them and a nice obituary for Lillie.

Harley and Lillie appear in the 1920 Census in Marion, Ohio.

Line 73, 284, 152, 156, Powelson, Harley, Head, O, M, M, W, 32, M, yes yes born Ohio, parents born Ohio, yes, Car inspector, steam railroad, W

Powelson, Lilly, wife, F, W, 27, M, yes yes, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother PA

Powelson, Thelma, daughter, F, W, 7, yes, born Ohio

Powelson, Carl, son, M, W, 8/12, born Ohio

Powelson, Charley, son M, W, 04/12, born Ohio

Fremont, Hazel, F, W, 10/12, born Ohio, father born Ohio, mother unknown

Carr, Sara L., mother-in-law, F, W, 64, yes, no, born PA, father Ohio, mother PA

Source: Harley E. Powelson Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Marion City, Marion Co., Ohio, Precinct, SD#7, ED#134, Ward 3, Sht#7B, enumerated 7 January, 1920 by Ruth [Lenore].

In the 1930 census Lillie is a widow living in Marion with $2500 and daughter Thelma age 18 is working at house work for a private family, Earl E. age 13, Clyde O. age 10, Gladys I. age 8. Her mother is still alive at age 74 and a Joseph T. Might listed as an Uncle at 80 years old is also in the household.

George James Powelson was born 18 January, 1890 in Hardin Co., Ohio and he married on 25 June 1910 in Marion Co. to Myrtle A. Davis. She was born 16 December, 1892 in Marion. They had Herman Edward, Helen Dorothy, Marjorie Maxine, and Eva May. George died on 15 July, 1964 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio. Myrtle died on 5 July 1965 in Marion City as well.  They are buried in the Agosta Cemetery in Marion Co., Ohio.  Find A Grave has memorials for them.

George and Myrtle appear in the 1930 census in New Bloomington Twp., Marion Co., Ohio. George is a section hand on a steam railroad. He is 40. Myrtle is 38 and living with them is Herman age 18, Helen age 16, Marjorie age 12, Evamae age 10 and Clay O. Powelson age 30 listed as brother widowed and working as a car inspector on a steam railroad.

—Dorothy Alma Powelson was born 27 July, 1892 in Hardin Co., Ohio and she married a Wilford Herman Postle. He was born 22 October, 1901 in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio. Dorothy passed away on 28 January, 1976 in Springfield, Clark Co., Ohio. She is buried in the Nesbitt Nesbett Cemetery in Graton, Lorain Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has a memorial for her.

Location of Lorain Co., Ohio

Location of Lorain Co., Ohio

I have information that says their children were Ruthella, Ruby Iona, Kenneth Nelson, Leonard Dale and Virginia May. Ruth E. appears with them in the 1930 census for Grafton, Lorain, Ohio.

—Clayton Ommer Powelson was born 24 May, 1895 in Hardin Co., Ohio. He married to a Susie Fern Pangborn on 2 March, 1922 in Marion Co.  Susie died 17 March, 1925 in Marion. She was born 5 October, 1888 in Big Island Twp., Marion Co., Ohio. Her father was Thomas W. Pangborn and her mother was Mary Jane Frederick.

Clayton Ommer Powleson died on 23 September, 1953.  They are all buried in the Marion Cemetery in Marion Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for them.  It is believed by the Find A Grave contributor that Josephine (see above) and Susie were sisters.

In the 1930 census Clay is living with his brother George and both are working the railroad.

The Pangborn Family could be a very interesting family to research. Here is a little bit of history.  There is a Clyde Edward Pangborn who was a well-known aviator.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clyde_Edward_Pangborn

—Lalla May Powelson was born 1 May, 1898 in Hardin Co., Ohio. She married on 14 February, 1920 to Clayon Rmemthis Hartley. He was born 27 April, 1890 in Waterloo, Ohio.  Clayton died on 30 July, 1974. Lalla died 11 March, 1974 both in Marion Co., Ohio. They are buried in the Agosta Cemetery in Marion Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for them.

They appear in the 1930 census in Marion, Marion Co., Ohio living on Latourette Street. Clay is an electrician in an Electrical Shop and listed at age 31. Lolla H. is 31, Malinda is 9, Bernice is 8, Franklin is 5, Woodrow C. is 3 and Marion G. is 1 with a Mary Hartley age 75 listed as mother. All are born in Ohio and parents are all born in Ohio.

The above is a summary of the family of Malinda and Charles Powelson.  It is by no means complete.  It would be interesting to look at deeds and land records, seek out obituaries, do a full census search on each family, find more vital records, estates and newspaper accounts.  As always please double-check the above.

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George & Rachel Spracklen’s Children: Wilmot Munson Spracklen and family

Wilmot Munson Spracklen was a son of George Peter and Rachel Spracklen/lin. Wilmot migrated out of Hardin County and settled in Greene County, Ohio where several of his children remained. Greene County is about three counties south of Hardin and next to Montgomery County where the city of Dayton is located.

Ohio Counties

Ohio Counties

Wilmot was born 8 January, 1860 in Hardin County according to sources given me by a cousin; however, I think he was born in Marion but that will have to be verified. He died 21 June, 1926 in Cedarville, Greene Co., Ohio.

Greene County is east of Dayton.

Greene County is east of Dayton.

Wilmot appears in the 1860 and 1870 in Montgomery Twp., Marion Co., Ohio and 1880 census with his parents and siblings in Hardin Co., Ohio.

Wilmot married to a Nancy Ellen Sowers on 25 February, 1891 in Hardin Co., Ohio. Nancy was born about 1868 in Ohio and died about 1954 in Greene Co., Ohio.

Wilmot and Nancy Spracklen courtesy of Eric Howell a descendant

Wilmot and Nancy Spracklen courtesy of Eric Howell a descendant

Source:  Hardin County, Ohio, Marriage Records Books 1-10, 1833 to 1899, by David Rish, Hardin County Genealogical Society, 1997, 104 Spracklen, Wilmot to Sowers, Nancy E. 25 Feb 1891. 

Wilmot and Nancy appear in the 1900 census for Hardin Co., Ohio.  He is listed under the name of William.

Wilmot and Nancy Family, courtesy of Eric Howell a descendant.

Wilmot and Nancy Family, courtesy of Eric Howell a descendant.

Photo above Vernon Moore (In uniform), Mary (Spracklen) Moore, Nancy (Sowers) Spracklen, Floyd (called him Jonny) Spracklen. Raymond, Blanche, Wilmot, Robert (Bob), Carl (behind Bob), Marguerite.

Line 51, 190, 192, Spracklin, William, head, W, M, Jan. 1860, 40, M, 9, All born Ohio, parents all born in Ohio, farm laborer 4, yes, yes, yes, R. H.

Spracklin, Nancy E., wife, W, F, Apr. 1868, 32, M, 9, 5 born, 5 living, yes, yes, yes

Spracklin, Florence H., daughter, W, F, Nov. 1891, 8, S, at school, 7 yes, yes, yes

Spracklin, Carl W., son, W, M, Oct. 1892, 7, S, at school, 7 yes yes yes

Spracklin, Choloe G., daughter, W, F, Mar 1895, 5, S

Spracklin, Eloid M., son, W, M, Dec. 1896, 3, S

Line 57, 191, 193, Spracklin, Mary O., daughter, W, F, Dec. 1899 5/12 S.

Source: William Spracklin Family, 1900 U.S. Federal Census, Dudley Twp., Hardin Co., Ohio, SD#7, ED#83, Sht#9, 14 June, 1900, by Joel H. Pfeiffer.

By 1910 Wilmot and Nancy Spracklin were living in Greene County, Ohio. He is listed again under the name William in the census.

Line 39, 11, 11, Spracklin, William, Head, M, W, 50, M1, 19, all born in Ohio, all parents born in Ohio, all English, laborer, farm, W, No. 2, yes, yes, R. H. 

Spracklin, Nancy, wife, F, W, 41, M1, 19, nine born nine living.

Spracklin, Florence, daughter, F, W, 18, S, printer, newspaper, W, No.

Spracklin, Carl, son, M, W, 17, S

Spracklin, Cloe, daughter, F, W, 15, S

Spracklin, Mary, daughter, F, W, 11, S

Spracklin, Blanche, daughter, F, W. 9, S

Spracklin, Floyd, son, W, W, 13, S

Spracklin, Margaret, daughter, F, W, 6, S

Spracklin, Raymond, son, M, W, 3, S

Spracklin, Robert, son, M, W, 1/12, S

Source:  William Spracklin Family, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Cedarville, Greene Co., Ohio, SD#5, ED#87, Sht#1-A, enumerated on 15 April, 1910 by Harry Kinnon. 

Wilmot and Nancy are still in Greene Co., Ohio in the 1920 census.  The name is spelled Speacklon in the search index but when you read the actual page it looks like Sprachlen.  He is under the name William again.

Line 443, Frm, 66, 62, Sprachlen, William M. Head, A, M, W, 59, M, yes, yes, all born Ohio, parents all born Ohio, yes, farming, general farm, Em, 42

Spracklen, Nancy E., wife, F, W, 51, M, yes, yes, no occupation

Spracklen, Carl W, son, M, W, 27, S, yes, yes, farmer, home farm, W

Sprachlen, Floyd M. son, M, W, 23, S, yes, yes, farmer, general farm, Em, 43

Sprachlen, Mary M, daughter, F, W, 21, S, yes, yes

Sprachlen, Blanche M, daughter, F, W, 18, S, yes, yes, yes

Sprachlen, Marguerite, daughter, F, W, 16, S

Sprachlen, Raymond H, son, M, W, 13, S

Next page Sht3B – Line 51 – Sprachlen, Robert C. , son, M, W, 9, S, yes, yes, yes, born Ohio. 

Source:  William M. Speacklon Family , 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., Ohio, Outside corporate limits, SD#8, ED#159, Sht#3A and 3B, enumerated 8, 9 and 11th of January, 1920 name of enumerator not given.

Both Wilmot and Nancy are buried in the North Cemetery in Cedarville, Greene Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for both Wilmot and Nancy with a couple of links to their children.

Note:  Click on the icon on the right side of this blog and it will take you to Find A Grave and you can search by person’s name or cemetery.

Nancy and Wilmot had the following children based on the census given above:

—Florence Ada Spracklin born November 1891 in Ohio. She died in 1984.  Florence appears in the 1900 and 1910 census with her parents.

She married to a Joseph Cephus Ferryman about 1911 son of Andrew Ferryman (1853-1950) and Anna Virginia Estep (1867 to 1922). He was born May 1893 in Greene Co., Ohio and died in 1956.

Both Florence and Joseph are buried in the North Cemetery in Greene Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials with tombstone photos and links.

Find A Grave links a daughter named Virginia Ellen Ferryman born 24 July, 1912 and died the same day. She is buried with them in North Cemetery. She is not mentioned in the census listed below.

Find A Grave lists about 10 Ferryman’s including Florence and Joseph at their site in the North Cemetery.

Florence and Joseph Ferryman appear in the 1920 census in Ross Twp., Greene County, Ohio.

Line 63, Federal Pike, Frm, 81, 83, Ferryman, Joseph, Head R, M, W, 26, M, yes, yes, born Ohio, father born in Ohio, mother born in Kansas, farm laborer, working ____

Ferryman, Florence, wife, F, W, 28, M, yes, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Kenneth, son, M, W, 8, S, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Marcus, son, M, W, 6 S, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Marian, daughter, F, W, 4 6/12, S, born Ohio

Ferryman, Eloise, daughter, F, W, 2 3/12, S, born Ohio

Ferryman, Ada M, Daughter, F, W, 4/12, S, born Ohio

Source:  Joseph Ferryman Family, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Ross Twp., Greene Co., Ohio, SD#8, ED#165, Sht#4B, enumerated 13 and 14 January, 1920 by Minnie Kloutz. 

Joseph and Florence have moved and are now in Cedarville Village in Greene County in the 1930 census.

Line 34, 38, 41, Ferryman, Joseph C., Head, R, 12, no, M, W, 37, M, 18, no, yes, born Ohio, all parents born in Ohio, yes, laborer, paper mill, 1847, W, yes, no. 

Ferryman, Florence, wife H, V, F, W, 38, M, 19, no, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Kenneth, son, V, M, W, 18, S, yes, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Marcus, son, V, M, W, 16, S, yes, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Marian, daughter, V, F, W, 14, S, yes yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Eloise, daughter, V, F, W, 12, S, yes, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Ada, daughter, V, F, W, 10, S, yes, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Doris, daughter, V, F, W, 7, S, yes, born Ohio

Ferryman, Wendell, son, V, M, W, 5, S, no, born Ohio – See Find A Grave for a memorial for Carl Wendell at the North Cemetery. 

Source: Joseph Ferryman Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Cedarville Village, Cedarville Twp., Greene Co., Ohio, ED#29-7, SD#16, Sht#2A, enumerated 21 April, 1930 by Mrs. Dilla G. Johnson.

Joseph and Florence are in the 1940 census in Cedarville. Joseph is listed as 46 years old and Florence is 48. Wendell is with them at age 15. Next comes a Theodore C. Charles age 21 and he listed as son-in-law. Doris is listed after Theodore as 19 years old.  I think we have found a marriage for the daughter.

—Carl William Spracklin was born October 1892 in Ohio and died 4 March, 1961 in Greene Co., Ohio. He married Elma M. Fry born 1898 and died 1970.

Lois Jean Spracklin is linked as a daughter per Find A Grave. Lois was born and died in 1929. Find A Grave has memorials for Carl and Elma under the North Cemetery in Cedarville.

Carl and Elma are in the 1930 census in Miami, Greene Co., Ohio. Carl is 37 years old and Elma is listed as 31. They do not have any children living with them. He states he was 29 when he married so that means the event took place about 1922.  All are born in Ohio and their parents are born in Ohio. Carl is farming at this time.

They are still living in Miami Twp. in Greene Co.in the 1940 census. Carl is listed as 47 years old and Elma is 41.  Alice Marie is listed as a daughter at age 10. Carl is still farming.  Alice married to a Wilbur Howell and their are descendants.

—Cloe Gladys Spracklin was born 26 March, 1894 in Ohio. She died 4 January, 1925 in Greene Co., Ohio. She married a Forest Kennedy. Cloe is buried in the North Cemetery in Cedarville. Find A Grave has a memorial for her.

Cloe and Forest are living in Cedarville, Greene Co., Ohio in the 1920 Census under the name of Kannady. Forest is a general laborer and 30 years old. Cloe is 24. They have Margaret age 4, Dorothy E. age 3, Gladys at 8 months. Everyone was born in Ohio and all parents were born in Ohio.

A very sad event took place in this family, Cloe was shot by her husband Forest and he later killed himself.  He was buried in the State potter’s field at Tarbox Cemetery.  Apparently Florence Ferryman was present when these events took place.  The girls lived with the grandparents but eventually they could not care for them and they were placed in the county home, transferred to Pittsburgh, PA and adopted. There is more information about this sad event as reported by a cousin who descends from Carl.

—Floyd McKinley Spracklin was born December 1896 in Ohio. He died 7 August, 1959 in Greene Co., Ohio.  He married to Edna T. born about 1899 and died 1998. Find A Grave has a memorial for Floyd but the tombstone also features Edna.

Floyd and Edna are in the 1930 Census living in Miami Twp., Greene Co., Ohio. They are living on Clifton Wilburforce Pike. Floyd’s birth year is estimated to be 1897.  He is farming on a general farm. He is listed as 33 years old. Edna M. is listed as 30 years and they have a daughter Ruth E. 2 years old.

In the 1940 census they are all living in Jefferson Twp., Greene Co., Ohio. Floyd is farming.

—Mary Jane Spracklin was born December 1899 in Ohio.

Mary Jane Spracklen married on 7 January, 1920 in Greene County to a Vernon Samuel Moore born in Colfax, Illinois. His father was Samuel Moore and his mother was Mary Wilson. Vernon was 31 at the time of their marriage.  Vernon’s occupation was Location fireman. Mary’s father was Wilmot Spracklen and mother Nancy Sowers.

Source: Moore to Spracklen Marriage, Marriage Record, page 207, Greene Co., Ohio. Dr. J.R. White solemnized the marriage. 

According to my information they had two children.

1) Fred Samuel Moore and he married on 31 May, 1945 in Lucas Co., Ohio to Martha Lou Black.

Source: Marriage Record, page 363, 152086, State of Ohio, Lucas Co. Fred S. Moore and Martha Lou Black. He is 23 years of age living at 1819 Poole St. Born in Toledo, occupation army officer. Father Vernon S. Moore and mother Mary Spracklen. First marriage. Martha is 17 years old living at 1838 Glenrose Dr. born in Toledo. She is a student. Her father is Dr. Paul E. Black and her mother is Mildred Blacketer. First marriage. Married 31, May, 1945. 

2) Ralph Wilmot Moore. Ralph married a Donna Marie Westover on 7 December, 1945 in Steuben County, Indiana.

Source:  Application for Marriage page 509, Ralph W. Moore was born Toledo, Ohio, April 9, 1923. Occupation Draftsman. Father Vernon S. Moore born Colfax, Illinois, occupation engineer. Residence: 1819 Pool St. Toledo, Ohio. Mother Mary Jane Spracklen born in Hardin Co., Ohio, housewife, deceased.  Donna Marie Westover born Toledo, Ohio, January 21, 1922, living at 511 grant st. Ft. Morgan, teaching Colo. Father Gordon Dallas Westover born in Attica Co., Ohio, Telegrapher. Residing at 729 Miami St. Toledo, Ohio. Mother Maude B. Blackman, housewife born in Toledo, living at same address. First marriage. 

Mary and Vernon had another daughter name Alta May who was born 16 November, 1920 and died on 20 November, 1920 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio.

I find the Moore Family in the 1930 census living in Toledo City, Lucas Co., Ohio in the 1930 census.

Line 84, 1549, 194, 253, Moore, Vernon, Head, R, 35, R, No, M, W, 39, M, 29, No, Yes, born Illinois, parents born in US. Loco Engineer, Freight [Railroad]

Moore, Mary, wife H, F, W, 30, M, 20, No, Yes, born Ohio, parents born Ohio

Moore, Fred, son, M, W, 8, S, yes, born Ohio

Moore, Ralph, son, M, W, 6, S, yes, born Ohio 

Source: Vernon Moore Family, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Toledo City, Lucas Co., Ohio, Ward 18 (part) Block No. 90, ED#8-140, SD#2, Sht#15B, enumerated 12 April, 1930 by Mary [E] Arlein. 

There is a Vernon S. Moore who died on 16 November, 1958 in Montgomery Co., Ohio at the age of 69. He was widowed per Find A Grave. I do not know if this is the right individual.

There is a Mary J. Moore who was born 1899 and died June 12, 1944 buried in the Toledo Memorial Park Cemetery in Sylvania, Lucas Co., Ohio according to Find A Grave.  There is no tombstone picture but there is a Ohio Death Index listing with not very much information at the Find A Grave memorial.

—Blanche Melissa Spracklin was born about 1901 in Ohio. She married Walter Leander Huffman on 19 February, 1942 in Greene Co., Ohio. He was 48 years old and born about 1894 in Greene Co. His occupation carpenter. He had never been married. His father was Jacob L. Huffman and mother was Mary Jane Dalbey.  Blanche Melissa Spracklen was 41 years old and born about 1901 in Hardin Co., Ohio. She had never been married. Her parents were Wilmot Munson Spracklin and Nancy Ellen Sowers. Source: Marriage Record, Greene Co., Ohio page 542. License granted 19 February, 1942. 

She died 11 November, 1985. Walter was born 1893 and died 26 April, 1984. He served in World War I as a Private.

They are buried in the North Cemetery in Greene Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for them with tombstone pictures.

—Marguerite S. Spracklin was born 14 August, 1903.  Find A Grave has a Marguerite and Irvin Craig buried in North Cemetery. She died 18 October, 2004.  Irvin  was born 4 September, 1902 and died 19 August, 1993.  There is a son Marvin Allan Craig who died Mar, 1939 listed as well at Find A Grave. All are buried in North Cemetery in Greene Co., Ohio. I have not been able to find a marriage or census with this couple listed so more research needs to be done to verify this information and that is it the correct couple.

—Raymond Harley Spracklin was born about 1 October, 1906 in Ohio. He married Edith Elizabeth Ferguson and they had Ralph Wilmot, Donald Lamar and Raymond Richard.  They are buried in North Cemetery in Greene Co., Ohio. Raymond died 3 January, 2005 and Edith died in 1998.  Find A Grave has a memorial for Raymond and Edith.  Raymond is listed in the Ohio Death Index.

Ray and Edith appear in the 1940 Census living in Miami, Greene Co., Ohio. He is 33 years old and a farmer. Edith was 32, Ralph was 10, Richard was 4 and Lamar is 0. There is a James Gerstner living with them at age 17 as a lodger.

According to my information Ralph married Martha Edith Richards, Ray married Patty Lynn Shuttleworth. Donald Lamar married Cynthia Ann Swaby Ropp.  They all had about 3 to 4 children each.

—Robert Charles Spracklin was born 19 March, 1910 and died 28 September, 1971 in Dayton, Montgomery Co., Ohio.  He married a Greta Jones. Greta died 19 November, 2005. They are both buried in the North Cemetery in Greene Co., Ohio. Find A Grave has memorials for them with a tombstone photo.

Robert and Greta are living in Cedarville, Greene Co., Ohio in the 1940 census. They are living on Chillicothe Street. He is 30 years old and working as a clerk in a grocery store and Greta is 23. No children are listed with them at this time.

Robert’s obituary appeared in the Xenia Daily Gazette on Weds, Sept. 29, 1971, page 5.

Robert Charles Spracklen, 61, of 4609 Miami Shores Dr, Dayton, died in a physician’s office in Dayton Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. He retired from Frigidaire in 1970 because of ill health. Formerly of Cedarville, Mr. Spracklen and his wife, the former Gretta Jones, had lived in Dayton for more than 25 years. He was born March 10, 1910 to Wilmot and Nancy Somers Spracklen and attended Cedarville schools, while a resident of Cedarville, he was a member of the United Presbyterian Church. Mr. and Mrs. Spracklen were married May, 1934. Beside his widow, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Irvin (Marguerite) Craig of Dayton and Mrs. Walter (Blanche) Huffman and Mrs. Florence Ferryman, both of Cedarville. A brother, Raymond, lives in Cedarville. Mr. Spracklen was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Visitation at Williams Funeral Home here will be 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Thursday, Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday, with interment in North Cemetery.

It has been very interesting to learn more about Wilmot and Nancy’s family. Why he chose to leave Hardin and Marion Counties and migrate to Greene would be interesting to know. What has been presented above is my no means complete; therefore, more research is needed to find obituaries to confirm that they are the correct family, probates/estates, deeds, vital records and any other sources to add to this families history. Online sources have been limited. Please review what is written and double-check it to make sure it is correct.  I think it is a good start to preserving more of the Spracklen family history.

I will leave this family with a fun article I found in the Xenia Daily Gazette for Weds, October 31, 1934 page 3.  Apparently Nancy had a little party for her family, unfortunately Wilmot had passed in 1926 but maybe he was there in “spirit.”

Entertains At Halloween Party – Twenty-five guests were entertained at a Halloween party by Mrs. W. M. Spracklen at her home in Cedarville Saturday evening. Games were enjoyed and refreshments were served.  Thos present were Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Spracklen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Spracklen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Spracklen and family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Spracklen, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Ferryman and family, Mrs. W.M. Spracklen, of Cedarville; Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rayburn, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Kline of Xenia and Misses Blanche and Marguerite Spracklen. 

I am in contact with a descendant of George and Rachel and there son Wilmot and Nancy. I am sure he would be willing to share.  Leave a comment and I will get you in contact with him.

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