I don't know where the name of Ehart came from as Red Skelton' Father or Stepfather's name ; his Father's name was Joseph Elmer Skelton son of Newton O. Skelton & Ida Mae Fields;Newton was married two times Ella Richardville and Catherine Richard.My records show that Red died in Ohio and is buried in California; Joseph is buried in Vincennes near the Universityin front of theteacher that provided Red with the Pledge of Alligence;I am showing Joseph & Ida with five children;They were married 13 April 1905 Knox County, IN;The children were as follows:
Ishmeal Joseph Skelton b:29 Sep 1905, Vincennes, IN Paul Fredric Skeltonb: 10 Jul 1910"" Richard Bernard Skelton b: 18 Jul 1913""d: 17 Sep 1997 Christopher (Chris) Skelton Denny Skelton
Joseoh was born 14 Sep 1878 in Princeton, INdied May 1913, two months before Red was born
I have a newpaper clipping of Ida and the boys.
Carolyn Skelton Phipps
Daundra, I could not contact you because your e-mail address is hidden