Hello everyone! I am looking for some help on Thomas J. Essex and Catherine Bennett family.Thomas was born around 1857 and died on 18 Sep 1928 (Ohio Death Index).He married Catherine Bennett on 3 Mar 1883 (Ohio Marriages, 1803-1900).She was the daughter of William T. Bennett and Mary S. Cummings.I have seen where she died in 1948 but have not found proof of this.
They were the parents of 9 children: 1. Belva b. Sep 1884 2. Verda b. Dec 1886 3. Benjamin b. 12 May 1889 (Draft Card) 4. Reed Thomas or Thomas Reed b. 7 Aug 1892 (Draft Card) and d. 25 Oct 1974 (Ohio Death Index) 5. John William b. 27 Jan 1895 (Draft Card) and d. 11 Nov 1918 (info found on Paulding County, Ohio Rootsweb page) 6. Howard T. b. 30 Dec 1897 (Draft Card and SSDI) and d. 12 Dec 1981 in Eaton, Preble, Ohio 7. Carl R. b. 26 Feb 1900 (Draft Card) and died 5 May 1971 (Ohio Death Index) 8. Harl D. b. 26 Feb 1900 (Draft Card) 9. Elmer S. b. around 1909 and d. 5 Mar 1917 in Paulding (Ohio Death Index)
1. Belva-- I have seen a researcher have her death date as 1952 but there is no source given or place given.Not sure if she married or not. 2. Verda- The same researcher has given her death date and place as 3 Jan 1971 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana and buried 6 Jan 1971 in Live Oak Cemetery in Paulding County, Ohio.I have requested an obit but again not sure if she got married so not sure if lookup volunteer can find an obit. 3. Benjamin- According to census records he was married to Gertrude Eva ? (last name unknown).He was living up in Massachusetts in the 1920 census and in Pennsylvania in the 1930 census.The fellow researcher has his death date as 22 Nov 1964 but no place or source is given. 4. Reed- Married to a Jean (last name unknown). 5. John W. - Killed in the service on 11 Nov 1918.He enlisted on 22 Jul 1918. 6. Howard T…. he was living with a brother in the 1930 census.Not sure if he ever married.He enlisted in the service on 2 Oct 1918 and honorable discharge on 13 Dec 1918.He graduated high school in 1916 from Paulding High School. (Information found on Paulding County, Ohio rootsweb site) 7.Carl was married to Loullie (last name unknown and name is spelled as it was on the census record).I have requested an obit so hopefully someone can help me. Carl graduated high school in 1918 from Paulding High School.According to his draft card, Carl was a school teacher. 8.Harl D. was twin of Carl.He was married to an Iva C. (last name unknown).I have seen a death date as 9 Jul 1930 but also found on the Allen County, Indiana that his obituary date was 9 Jul 1930 so maybe that was an evening paper and he died early morning on the 9th?Need to see if I can find a volunteer to get the obit.Harl also graduated in 1918 from Paulding high school.According to his draft card, Harl was a school teacher. 9.I really known nothing about Elmer.I do know that he was 9 months old in the 1910 census.I am thinking he was born around Jul 1909.He is buried at Live Oak Cemetery in Paulding County.I am not sure why he died as a child.
I am looking for any confirmed birth dates, death dates, marriages, burials etc that anyone can help me with.