Jerome Weadock VR/Etta Weadock Paradill Mystery Solved?
Jerome Weadock and Weadock/Paradill Family Member Mystery
I have been organizing all of my Weadock family information, of course, much from Dick Weadock. Thanks again, Dick, wherever you are. I have also been doing new research on my Weadocks as well. Jerome who married Irene Russel (what I have as page 10 in Dick's Weadock's old email). I can see from that particular email that he already have his marriage vital record info, but here it is for GenForum:
Cook County, Illinois, Marriages Index, 1871-1920 about Jerome Weadock
Name: Jerome Weadock
Birth Year: abt 1887
Marriage Type: Marriage
Marriage Date: 27 Jun 1914
Marriage Place: Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse Name: Irene Russell
Spouse Age: 29
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Marital Status: Single
FHL Film Number: 1030575
“Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871–1920.” Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2010. Illinois Department of Public Health records. "Marriage Records, 1871–present." Division of Vital Records, Springfield, Illinois.
I also have his WWI and even (listed at age 55) WWII Draft Registrations. (scans. They both have home addresses in Saginaw which are interesting I think. Maybe you want me to send those? Let me know.
FAMILY MEMBER MYSTERY PARTLY SOLVED?
Also, according to Dick's family list email, it was said that Louis Weadock (born 26 January 1880) was married first to Jane UNKNOWN. I am considering that first “wife” to be the most likely mother to Etta Weadock Paradill, who showed up at Louis' 1942 funeral. By way of catch up – the obituary of 17 Feb in 1942 listed Paradill, Etta Mrs., one of his daughters – along with Celia Neale and Marjorie (Weadock) Cooke. (Volume IV – 1941-1945 “The San Fernando Valley Times.” from a transcription).
At this point I have NOT found a marriage record for Jane and Louis Weadock. Mom mentioned Louis as having a “scandalous” past according to family story. The later and known parts of Louis' life were scandalous as well. So this would be consistent with his character, or lack of.
I have found no birth record for Etta Weadock but figure her birth to possibly be before 1900 as her half-sister Celia was born in 1904. This is including the fact that Jane was from Saginaw I assume but she could have been from the Notre Dame area, as my mom pointed out. Jane could not have been a student, as they didn't have coed education at that point, Mom said.
I have also determined that Etta's Weadock Paradill's husband probably was Polish, as I have found a family tree that has a very similar name to “Paradill”, this is a family listed in Genesee County, Michigan. Genesee is located next to Saginaw County, actually right below it.
As stated above, I believe that the name Paradill is Polish because this surname is very unusual and the information below is the only other instance that I have found anything close to it, after a lot of searching. This could easily be her husband's family as the name is such a strange one.
Probably Paradill (the surname of the husband of Etta Weadock)
Public Member Tree
Aloiza "Lola" Alice Pardyl "Pardell"
Birth: 13 Nov 1902 - Poland
Death: 8 April 1987 (8 Apr 1987) - Davison, Genesee, Michigan
Marriage: 26 November 1920 (26 Nov 1920) - Flint, Genesee, Michigan, US (USA)
Spouse: Franeszek Frank Novak
F: Emerych Pardyl "Pardell"
According to one of Dick Weadock's emails, Louis was at Notre Dame (South Bend, Indiana) during the years 1896 to 1899. It is very possible that Etta was conceived during that time. By the year 1904 he and wife Marjorie had Celia in Los Angeles County, in California. It has been the family story that Louis was possibly a remittance man. If that happened, maybe Etta Weadock was the reason? Can't say for sure, but it seems possible.
Anyway, glad to be in touch again and let me know what you think.