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TUCKER'S OF MUHLENBERG COUNTY, KY.

Updated September 6, 2002

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I am searching for information on Newport Tucker who was born in September of 1860 in Pope County, Ill. and died at Browder, Muhlenberg County, Ky. on December 3, 1926. On June 30, 1883, Newport applied for a marrige license in Pope County, Ill. to Marry 18 year old Polly Ann Wagoner, Polly's parents were deceased, with them was Jacob Wagoner, Polly's uncle, and Michael Tucker, Michael was listed as 52 years of age. It has not been determined whether this marriage took place or not.

About eight years later, On February 14, 1891 Newport obtained a license at Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Ky. to marry Georgia Ann Skipworth, that marriage took place on the 15th. of February at the home of Eli Thomas (E.T.) Skipworth, the Bride's Father. Newport and Georgia Ann are my Grandparents. Any information would be most welcome, contact me at the email address listed below.

I was born in Central City, Ky on November 10, 1926 and named Ivan Jr. (My real middle name) to Ivan Duane (Pete) and Viola Brown-Peveler-Tucker. When my father found work as a coal miner we moved to the town of Browder, about seven miles South of Central City where we lived until his death in December of 1938. My father is buried in the Gish Cemetery at Bremen, Ky.

A half-sister, Guynith May Peveler, born April 4, 1920 and died August 11, 1961 was still at home, but went to Louisville, Ky. after my Father passed away. My Mother and I lived for a while with my half-sister's Wilma Louise Peveler-Aldridge and her husband Ivan, who lived at Browder, or, Hettie Mary Peveler- Jackson and her husband, John, who lived in Madisonville, Ky..

Sometime later my Mother met and married Morton Neily Lile, also of Browder, on August 5, 1942, whose wife had passed away and left him with two teen-age children, Jean Bruce and William Arlington to care for. Shortly thereafter, Mr. Lile bought a house with about 2 1/2 acres of land on highway #431 in Browder.

Mr Lile was born about 1887 and died on June 3, 1957. He was a former Deputy Sheriff of Muhlenberg County along with his brother Arthur, who was Sheriff, A farmer, Constable and coal miner at Browder. His entombment is in the cemetery at Greenville, Ky. located on the Eastern edge of town.

My Mother live in the homeplace until she became unable to care for herself, then went to live with my half-sistter, Hettie and her husband, John, in Detroit, Mich. who had moved there just after World War II began. Later she was placed in a senior citizen's home and lived there until her death on May 30, 1985. She was born on April 22, 1894 and is buried in Parkview Memorial Cemetery at Livonia, Mich..

At the age of 16, I moved to Louisville, Ky. and worked for a short time at Linker Cigar, then at American Radiator & Standard Sanitary (now known as Ameican Standard) in the foundry room where Bomber Wheels and Valve Covers for the War now raging in Europe. American-Standard makes Wash Basins, Commodes, Bathtubs and other plumbing fixtures.

At eighteen, I was drafted into the Army and served two years, most of that time was in the Pacific Theater of Operations in and around Manila, Luzon and Mindora. When I returned home I went back to my job at American-Radiater, I met and married my wife Dorothy Marie Orange, (born: July 17, 1929 and died June 29, 1999) from Browder, Ky. on October 27, 1947. Our first child, Margaret Ann, was born on January 15,1948 at Louisville.

We lived in Louisville for a while then moved to Hammond, Ind. where Dot presented me with five more children. (a) Shirley Faye, born February 20, 1951, (b) Betty Jo, August 9, 1952, (c) Dewey Duane (named after his Grandfathers) December 26, 1953, (d) William Lee, November 6, 1955, and (e) Timothy Len, August 19,1958. At last count, we had 11 Grandchildren, 13 great Grandchildren and one on the way.

My wife and I have owned two homes in Hammond, one of them was new when we moved in. When she died, we had been together more than 52 years, and I wou

 
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  • IVAN & DOROTHY TUCKER (39 KB)
    This photo of me and my "Baby" Dorothy Marie Orange-Tucker was taken just South of Ennis, Kentucky in the summer of 1963 at the home of her sister, Mary Louise Orange-Cartwright.
  • DOT'S PARENT'S: AUDA DEWEY & BEATRICE SHEPHERD-ORA (112 KB)
    Undated photo of Auda "Aud" (Born September 7, 1900. Died January 1, 1989)and Beatrice Orange (Born August 24, 1898. Died April 6, 1996)Most probable location was at their home at Browder, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
  • CROFTON, KENTUCKY, 1998 FAMILY REUNION. (832 KB)
    For the first time in many years our family held a reunion in Gordon Park. They came from Texas, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Washington. Almost all of the family was there.
  • DOROTHY & IVAN TUCKER & THEIR TOMBSTONE (1382 KB)
    This photo was made from three different pictures sometime after Dorothy passed away on June 29, 1999.
 
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