ROBERT SCALF
Son of
John Scalf, Sr. & Edeah Carlisle
Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Scalf, son of John Scalf, Sr., and Edeah (Edy) Carlisle Scalf, was born about 1819 in Russell County, Virginia. We have been unable to determine his exact date of death at this time. However, Robert does not appear on census records after 1870 suggesting he had died before 1880. This does not confirm that Robert had actually died before the enumeration of the 1880 census, only that he could not be found on records.

Robert stated consistently on census records 1850- 1870 that he was born in Virginia. He enlisted June 01, 1863, as a Private in Co. F of the 49th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, Union Army, and was discharged at Lexington, KY December 26, 1864.

Neither Virgil Scalf, nor the author has been able to obtain a pension file for Robert Scalf at this time. Scalf Family History states the date and place of birth of Robert from this file as 1819 in Virginia. Robert was one of several brothers ordered by the court of Russell County, Virginia to be bound out to learn a trade.  No information has been found at this time to confirm or deny that Robert was ever removed from his parent’s home.

Robert and his brother Peter Scalf were married on the same day in Clay County, Kentucky. Robert married Martha Patsy Jackson October 18, 1835 in Clay Co. Patsy was the daughter of Lewis Jackson and Susan Hubbard Jackson. Charlotte (aka Lotty Hubbard) Jackson married Peter Scalf on the same date. We have been unable to determine the relationship between Lewis and Joseph Jackson at this time.

After their marriage, Robert and Patsy moved from Clay County to Perry Co. Kentucky and back to Clay County, eventually moving to Arkansas.  

The following transcribed copy of the marriage consent of Robert and Patsy is listed here. A link is provided here for the copy of the original consent. This was signed by the mark of John Scalf, Lewis Jackson, and Joseph Jackson in consent for the marriage of Robert and Patsy, as well as Peter and Charlotte. (See chapter of Peter Scalf)

Airy (Ira) Scalf son of John Sr. and brother of Peter and Robert witnessed the marriage consent. Duton May, another witness, would later become the son-in-law of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Marriage consent and bond for Robert Scalf and Patsy Jackson courtesy of Virgil Scalf

MARRIAGE CONSENT

Mr Abner Baker Sir let my son
Peter Scalf have lesone and also my   (Link to original document)
son Robert Scalf the same to mary
Lewis Jackson and Joseph Jacksons
Daughters by their request and you
will oblige me John Scalf Lewis
Jackson and Joseph Jackson

test  airy Scalf
test  Duton May

ROBERT SCALF & PATSY JACKSON MARRIAGE BOND

Know all men by these presents that we Robert Scalf and
Duttan May acknowledge ourselves indebted to the
commonwealth of Kentucky in the pound sums of P50 current
money which payment will and truly to be made. We bind
ourselves jointly severally and firmly by these presents
sealed with our seal and dated this 11th day of October 1835. (Link to original document)

The condition of the above obligation is such
that whereas the above bound Robert Scalf is about to
obtain license for a marriage intended between
Robert Scalf and Patsy Jackson now should there
be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage thus the
obligation to be void else remain in full force and virtue.

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Robert X Scalf (seal)
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Dutton May (seal)

The following is a transcribed copy of the marriage license for Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf. A link is provided for a copy of the original document. (See chapter of Peter Scalf for a copy of his marriage license)

ROBERT SCALF & PATSY JACKSON MARRIAGE LICENSE

Kentucky Clay County Sess
Clerks office this 11th day of October 1835
I, Abner Baker Clerk of the County do certify
that bond and security is taken in my office
for a license to apply for a marriage intended between   (Link to original document)
Robert Scalf and Patty Jackson.

These are therefore to license
and permit you to join together in the Holy Estate
of Matrimony the said Robert and Patsy according
to the rules and ceremonies of your church and for so
doing this shall be your sufficient warrant given under
my hand this above written.
             Abner Baker, Clerk

ROBERT SCALF & PATSY JACKSON MARRIAGE CEREMONY

On the 18th day of October 1835
Robert Scalf & Patsy Jackson
were joined together in the holy state    (Link to original document)
of Matrimony by me Thomas Waggoner
Minister of the gospel

In the home of Robert and Martha Patsy Jackson Scalf in 1840, just five years after their marriage, five children are listed. The author has been unable to confirm that all of these children belonged to Robert and Patsy. It is possible that Robert and Patsy were the parents of twins. However, the number of children do not coincide with the date of their marriage and the 1840 census.

Census records (if near correct) suggest that two females were born between 1830 and 1840 and were 5-10 years old. A male was born between 1830 and 1835 and was 5-10 years old. Robert and Patsy married after the birth of at least two of these children making it questionable that the oldest children were actually their children. It is possible that they were siblings of Patsy, or even children of a relative of Robert or Patsy. However, it is also possible that the ages were stated incorrectly. Other records might help clarify this.

The tax lists of Clay County, Kentucky reveal that Robert eventually owned property in both Clay and Knox Counties. In 1836 and 1837, Robert owned property in Clay County.

1836 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
Water Course --- Otter Creek

1837 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf

Robert was missing from the tax lists of 1838 through 1842. However, he was found on the 1840 census of Clay County so we know that he was still living there in 1840, and it is possible he may have been overlooked on the tax lists. It is also possible he was in Tennessee with other family members for a couple of years; however, no records were found in the area of his Tennessee relatives.

The following children are reported in Scalf Family History, page 165 as children of Robert and Patsy that were not found on census records by the author or Virgil Scalf. The author has placed notes in italics at the end of some sentences.

Children of Robert and Patsy as reported in Scalf Family History:

  1. Alexander Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married Linda ____ (from Bell Co. KY)
  2. Polly Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married John Payne. (Polly was also used as a nickname for Mary--- M. Fleenor)
  3. James Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married Becca Ann Scalf January 30, 1858 in Clay County, KY. (Becca - daughter of Robert’s brother Jesse - M. Fleenor)
  4. Chana Scalf (Born?) (Died?) Married Mesamore Smith 1857 in Knox County, KY. (Chana appears to be the daughter of Ira Scalf, listed as Charity or Chary in 1850 - See chapter on Ira Scalf - M. Fleenor)

    Records suggest that Chana Scalf was the daughter of Ira and Rosannah Gibson Scalf. Chana appeared to be listed as Chary (which was likely Chany) on the 1850 Claiborne County, Tennessee census, and has been very confusing to researchers, including the author.  (See chapter of Ira and Rosannah Gibson Scalf)


Records have not confirmed or denied that James Scalf was a son of Robert and Patsy. It is stated in the chapter of Robert Scalf, page 165 of Scalf Family History that Becca Ann Scalf married James Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson, on January 30, 1858. However, we cannot confirm that this James was the son of Robert and Patsy.

On page 162 of the same book, in the chapter of Jesse Scalf, it is stated that the marriage took place November 17, 1857. However, no James is found in the home of Robert and Patsy on census records. This could have been an error made when compiling the book.  

It is also listed on page 163 of Scalf Family History, in the chapter of Jesse Scalf, that Becca Ann married John F. Northern, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Northern from Tennessee. One child (Joseph Northern born 1870) is listed for John Northern and Becca Ann in Scalf Family History.

Becca Ann Scalf, daughter of Jesse and Polly, was found as the wife of John Northern on the 1870 census of Clay County, Kentucky. It appears from this census that John and Becca probably married around 1859 or 1860. The 1870 census of Leslie County, Kentucky reveals four children from this union, Andrew, Martha, Betti, and Joseph Northern. (See chapter of Jesse Scalf)

Becca Ann did have a brother named James who married Judia Sizemore in 1886 Leslie County, Kentucky. Becca Ann was born 1836-1839 and we can only assume that if Robert and Patsy had a son named James, he was likely born around the same time or a few years earlier. If this is correct, he should have been on the 1850 census in the home of his parents. If he was born 1836, which was the year Robert and Patsy married, he would have only been 14 years old in 1850. If further information is found revealing this to be incorrect, this chapter will be updated to reflect the correction.

Polly Scalf, mentioned in Scalf Family History, is stated to have married John Payne. We have been unable to confirm that a Polly or Mary was the daughter of Robert and Patsy.

Manerva Scalf, daughter of Robert and Patsy, married William Payne suggesting that Polly could have been a sister of Manerva and possibly married the brother of Minerva’s husband; however, we have no information on either a John Payne or a Polly Scalf at this time.

We have also been unable to find Alexander Scalf with wife Linda. Therefore, the author can only confirm the children listed on the census records as children of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson. Neither Alexander, Polly, James, nor Chany were listed on census records with the family of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Robert’s family was first found on the census records of 1840 living in Perry County, Kentucky. Recall that Robert and Patsy married 18 October 1835 in Clay County, Kentucky. There were five children in the home in 1840 ranging in ages of less than 5 through 10 years old and suggesting that at least two of the children were either relatives, or children from a prior marriage of Patsy Jackson, if there was one.

1840    Perry County KY  

SCALF, Robert

1 male < 5 1835 - 1840
1 male 5 - 10 1830 - 1835
1 male 30 - 40 1800 - 1810
1 female <5 1835 - 1840
2 females 5 - 10 1830 - 1840
1 female 30 - 40 1800 - 1810

In 1843, Robert was in Clay County, Kentucky living on Goose Creek and owned 100 acres there according to the 1843 tax list.

1843 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of each tract --- $100
Water Course --- Goose Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $15

Robert was missing from the tax lists of 1844 -1847 but appears again in 1848. The author believes the family might have been living in Hawkins County, Tennessee during these years.

The 1846 Hawkins County, Tennessee School Population Census (The Squire’s Ledger) reveals Robert and his family were living in Hawkins County along with his brothers Ira and John Scalf, Jr. Robert had one child in school in this year. He was not found on records before or after 1846 in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

The Squire’s Ledger is listed here as copied by Sharon Carter for the year 1846. The full list is presented in order to show the neighbors living around Robert Scalf in District 2 of Hawkins County, Tennessee.

NOTE: Numbers listed after names reflect the number of children in school in this year. Scalf names and names with known family connections are highlighted.

Commissioners Annel Report to the county court clerk of Hawkins County for the year 1846 of the scholastic population for district no 2nd July 1st 1846.
Margaret Winstead 1
James Winstead 4
Mary Pearson 8
Benjamin Trent 7
Jesse Cope 5
John Martin 1
Willie Cope Sr 2
Thomas Martin 1
Martha Philips 2
James Murrel 3
Samuel Amyx 5
Polly Amyx 3
Joseph Goodman 5
Susannah Wells 2
John Day 5
William Green 4
Robert Scalf 1
Ally Mills 2
Margaret Vaughn 5
John Bolen 1
Baley Seals 8
Thomas Lockard 1
John Berten 3
Squire Berten 2
Champ Seals 5
Richard Green 5
James B. Trent 6
Lucinda Viles 1
Mary Baldwin 2
Lewis Berry 1
John Riley 3
John Scalf Jr 5
Moses Johnson 4
Oma Trent 6
David Patterson 3
Thos Trent 2
David Trent 1
William Trent Sr 1
William Trent 2
Nehemiah Hurley 5

Alexander Trent 3
Iry Scalf 4
John Stubblefield 1
William Green 1
Thos Baker 3
Mary Baker 1
(Courtesy of Sharon Carter)

By 1848 Robert had moved his family back to Kentucky where he owned two tracts of land; the value of each tract was $50. The family was living at Log Lick in Clay County.

1848 Clay County, Kentucky
Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 50 acres
Value of each tract --- $100
Water Course --- Log Lick
Horses and mares --- 1
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The 1850 tax list reveals that Robert owned two separate tracts of land, one in Clay County and one in Knox County.

1850 Clay County, Kentucky Tax List

Robert Scalf    Clay Co. KY
Robert Scalf  Knox Co. KY

Note that the oldest child (Malinda) on the 1850 census was born approximately1836 or 1837 with the other children being born after 1840. This does not correlate with the 1840 census concerning ages, and either the ages were incorrect on the census records, or four of the children from 1840 were gone in 1850. This does, however, correlate with the number of children in the home in 1840.

Malinda (1850 census) could have been one of the older females from the1840 census but there is no female of her age range in 1850 to match the 1840 census. However, there were three females and two males in 1840 and this does correspond to the 1850 census. It is very possible that the ages were stated incorrectly in 1840. It is also possible that the children, Alexander and Polly, mentioned in Scalf Family History are correct and they had left home at this time. However, their ages would not correlate with the marriage date of Robert and Patsy. For this reason, we have more questions than answers concerning the older children of Robert and Patsy as reported in Scalf Family History.

One might conclude that Alexander and Polly were born between Malinda and Manerva and were not in the home in 1850. Alexander might have died but it is reported that Polly married John Payne; therefore, Polly should have been listed since she would have been no more than 10-12 years old in 1850 if born after Malinda.

1850  Clay CO KY     1 August 1850    Kentucky District

SCALF, Robert 33 1817 VA
   Martha 26 1818 KY
   Malinda 13 1837 KY
   Manerva   7 1843 KY
   Celey A.   6 1844 KY
   Greenberry   2 1848 KY
   William   2 1848 KY

Note that the 1850 census suggests that Greenberry and William were twins. However, their ages are different in 1860. No further records have been found to suggest they were twins and no family legend has been reported to suggest this.

In 1850, a Lewis Jackson (age 46) was found with a daughter Martha in the home in Clay County, Kentucky. It is unclear to the author exactly who this Lewis Jackson might have been. It is possible he was the father of Martha Patsy Jackson; however, Martha Patsy Jackson Scalf was listed in the home of her husband in 1850 and Martha listed with Lewis Jackson is four years younger than Martha (aka Patsy) in the home of Robert Scalf.

It is possible that Martha Patsy Jackson Scalf was in her own home with her husband, Robert, on August 1, 1850 where she was enumerated the first time, and was visiting her parents on August 5, 1850 where she was enumerated again; however, her age is off on this census if this is correct, and she was not listed under her married name. This is not a significant factor, however, because the enumerator likely knew she was Lewis’ daughter and simply listed her under Jackson. It is possible as well that she and Robert were having marital problems at that time, and she had returned home.

 
1850 Clay CO KY      5 August 1850    Kentucky District

JACKSON, Lewis 46 1804 VA
   Susan 38 1812 KY
   Sally A. 22 1828 KY
   Martha  18 1832 KY
   Roda 16 1834 KY
   Joice 14 1836 KY
   Perry 10 1840 KY
HUBBARD, Joseph   8 1842 KY

Robert was then found on the tax lists from 1851 through 1869 with the exception of a few years he was missing or the tax lists were missing. Robert had moved from Log Lick to Hammond Fork in Clay County. He also owned property in Knox County but the amount is not listed on this tax list.

1851 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf  - Clay
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of each tract --- $150
Water Course --- Hammond Fork
Horses and mares --- 1

1851 - Robert Scalf   - Knox

We have no information from the tax lists of 1852 - 1857 other than Robert’s name. He is missing from the list in 1853 and 1855 but found listed in the Will of William Broughton in 1855 confirming that he was still in Kentucky.

1852 Knox Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

1853 - Robert is missing.

1854 - Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

1855 - Robert was missing from the tax list but mentioned in the will of William Broughton in this year.

In the will of William Broughton on January 15, 1855, Robert Scalf was listed as responsible for two notes. One note was for 16 bushels of salt with an unknown value, and the other note was valued at $1.00, which was due on March 9, 1844.

1856 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf - Knox - Clay

1857 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf - Clay - Knox

By 1858, Robert was gone from Hammond Fork and was living at Otter Creek where he owned 100 acres.

1858 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of land --- $300
Water Course --- Otter Creek

No information is stated other than the name on the 1859 and 1860 tax list; however, it is assumed that Robert was still living at Otter Creek.

1859 Clay Co. KY Tax List  - Bob Scalf

1860 Clay Co. KY Tax List  - Robert Scalf

By 1860, we find Martha Jackson Scalf listed as Patsy confirming that she did use Patsy as another name for Martha.

Note that their son, Greenbury, was born in Tennessee about 1847 if his age is correct on the 1860 census. Robert was listed on the 1846 Hawkins County School Population Schedule but was not listed in 1847. However, if Greebury was born in Tennessee in 1847, this confirms that Robert and Patsy were still in Tennessee in this year and moving back to Kentucky by 1848 where Robert was found on the 1848 tax list.

Robert and Patsy had a total of nine children by 1860 according to census schedules.

1860  Clay County KY    28 July 1860   Manchester PO

SCALF, Robert 43 1817 VA
   Patsy 38 1822 Clay CO, KY
   Greenbury 13 1847 TN
   William 11 1849 Clay CO, KY
   Susan A.   8 1852 Clay CO, KY
   Robert   5 1855 Clay CO, KY
   Peter   3 1857 Clay CO, KY
   Britton   1 1859 Clay CO, KY

Robert was then found 1861- 1869 on the tax lists of Clay County, Kentucky. He was still living at Otter Creek and owned 100 acres.

1861 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

White male over 21 --- 1
Land --- 100 acres
Value of land --- $300
Water Course --- Otter Creek
Horses and mares --- 1
Value of horses and mares --- $75
Mules --- 1
Value of Mules --- $100

1862 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

A property deed found by Virgil Scalf reveals that Robert purchased land by three notes dated January 15, 1862 but had defaulted on the notes. In 1867 the property was sold to the highest bidder, which was D.Y. Lyttle (Little) (See deed further on in this chapter)

1863 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert Scalf

Robert enlisted in the Union Army June 01, 1863, as a Private in Co. F of the 49th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged at Lexington, KY December 26, 1864. Robert’s son, Greenberry, also enlisted at the same time as his father, but is reported to have died at Camp Burnside.

1864 Clay Co. KY Tax List - Robert not listed on this tax list.

Robert was discharged from service December 26, 1864; however, in November of 1864, Robert applied for a patent on another piece of property, which he then sold in 1869 to William Keene.

Purchase was made for a warrant from the Clay County Court, which authorized a survey for the land in question. After receiving the warrant and survey, the Land Office Division in Frankfort, Kentucky issued a patent on the tract of land to Robert under the County Court Orders Series.   This warrant, a 50-acre tract of land - Patent #36425, was surveyed on November 1, 1864 and granted to Robert on October 2, 1865. It was located on Ground Hog Fork of Otter Creek in Clay County, Kentucky.  (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

KENTUCKY LAND GRANT

Grantee:  Scalf, Robt
Acres:  50       (Link to original document)
Book:  66
Page:  89
Survey Date:  11- 1-1864
County:  Clay
Watercourse:  Ground Hog Fk Otter Cr
Reference:  THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS
Volume 1
Part 2
CHAPTER X. GRANTS IN THE COUNTY COURT ORDERS (1836-1924)
THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY
page 1663

Robert was then found listed on the 1865 Clay County, Kentucky tax list.

1865 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

1866 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

1867 Tax List - Robert is again missing from the tax records in this year. However, in this year the Sheriff of Clay County sold the property purchased in 1862.

According to the sale order, Robert had no personal property for security or bond for the property and owed a total of $69.44 on the property located on Goose Creek in Clay County, Kentucky. No doubt, the Civil War had taken its toll on Robert’s family.

THE LAND OF ROBERT SCALF IS SOLD BY SHERIFF OF CLAY COUNTY, KENTUCKY

This indenture made this 8th day of February 1867 between Thomas Cook Sheriff of Clay County in the State of Kentucky of the one part & D. Y. Lyttle of the County & State aforesaid of the other part, witnesseth that whereas of Duton May sued out of the Clerk’s office of the Clay Circuit Court three units of firafacious against the estate of Robert Scalf for the sum in the aggregate of 69 dollars & 44 cents each firafacious bearing date the 15th day of January 1862, returnable the first day of March 1862 which executious was directed to the Sheriff of said County & delivered to the said Thomas Cook who was there legally qualified & acting as Dept Sheriff for Asa Gilbert who was the High Sheriff of Clay County at the time & the said Deputy by virtue of said three firafations & one fee bill which has been placed in his hands by G. W. Price Clerk of the Clay Circuit Court levied the same on a certain piece or parcel of land on the estate of Robert Scalf he having no personal property & he failing to give bond & security for the payment of said debts the said Dept Sheriff as aforesaid in purcurance of said writs & ascending to the law of said State of Kentucky legally advertised & made known the same after having said parcel of land valued by Thomas Piuss? & Chilly? Hibbard under oath they being disinterested house keepers of Clay County not related to either party who valued said piece of land at one hundred & fifty dollars, the valuation is made in writing & returned with the executions & fee bill as a part of the return, the land sold not bringing two thirds of the valuation & not enough to pay the executions I levied on the redemption of the same after advertising the parse according to law & D. Y. Lyttle on the 8th day of February 1862 same being the first day of the February Term of the Clay County Court at the front door of the court house because the purchaser of said land by bidding the highest & best bid for said land vig?, to wit, fifty five dollars & afterwards on the 1st day of March Term 1862 after duly and recording to law & advertising the same on the first day of the March Term of the Clay County Court 1862 in the court house door  in the county aforesaid exposed to call at public or action, the redemption of said land as I had the land & whereas David Y. Lyttle bid the sum of fifteen dollars for the redemption right of said land making the sum of seventy dollars which he bid for said land & the redemption right of the same & no other person bidding so much as he did either for the land or the redemption right of the same, the same was publicly struck off to the said David Y. Lyttle & four years now having elapsed & the defendant in the execution Robert Scalf having failed to redeem said land or offer to redeem the same now to confirm the purchase of the lands aforesaid unto the said D. Y. Lyttle so as the aforesaid made according to law.

This indenture witnesseth that the said Thomas Cook High Sheriff of Clay County & superior of Asa Gilbert for & in consideration of the sum of seventy dollars to him in hand paid by the said D. Y. Lyttle by his arranging the sums with the plaintiff in the executions, the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged hath given, granted, bargained & sold conveyed & confirmed unto D. Y. Lyttle & by those present doth grant, bargain, sell & convey unto David Y. Lyttle & his heirs & assigns forever all that tract or parcel of land situated in the county aforesaid on the waters of Goose Creek & bounded as follows: to wit, beginning at a black locust standing on the west side of the hill & a beech thence N33W12 poles to a beech & poplar thence North 62W40 poles to two chestnut oaks thence N27E30 poles to a chestnut oak thence N66E36 poles to two chestnut oaks thence N16E28 poles to an ash & dogwood thence N00S16 poles to a chestnut oak thence S65E75 poles to a stake thence S8W52 poles to a stake thence S79W167 poles to a stake thence North 50 poles to the beginning with the appurtenances to the same belonging with all the estate, right, title interest, property, claims & demands of the said Robert Scalf in & to the same or any part there of. To have & to hold the above described one hundred acres of land to the said David Y. Lyttle & his heirs forever in as full & ample an owner as I the said Thomas Cook by virtue of the authority aforesaid might or ought to convey the same. In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and affixed my seal this day & date above written.  Thomas Cook S.C.C.

           State of Kentucky Clay County, Sct.

I, G. W. Price Clerk of the Clay Count Court do certify that the foregoing deed from Thomas Cook as Sheriff of Clay County to David Y. Lyttle was this date produced to me in my office & acknowledged by said Thomas Cook as Sheriff aforesaid to be his act and deed for the purpose there in mentions & ordered to record. Where upon said deed the same being duly stamped together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly recorded in my office. Given under my hand as Clerk aforesaid this the 8th day of December 1870. G. W. Price Clerk C.C.C. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Robert’s family was still living in Clay County in 1868 where he was listed on the tax list of that year and again in 1869.

1868 - Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

1869 Clay Co. KY Tax List

Robert Scalf
White male over 21 --- 1

On April 19, 1869, Robert sold to William Keene 50 acres on the Ground Hog Fork of Otter Creek in Clay County, Kentucky. According to this deed, Robert was still in Kentucky in April of 1869.

LAND DEED BETWEEN ROBERT SCALF & WILLIAM KEENE

This indenture made and entered into this 19 day of April 1869 by and between Robert Scalf and wife of the one part & Wm Keene of the other part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of (blank) in hand paid the receipt whereof and is hereby acknowledged hath this day granted bargained and sold unto the said Wm Keene the following described tract of land situated in Clay County on the ground hog fork of otter creek and bounded as follows towit: beginning at two black gums and white oak and comes to a 50 acre survey made for Jack Parker thence with a line of said 50 acre survey N70W109 poles to 2 chestnut & oaks & a white oak on the point of a ridge thence S60W41 poles to a stake thence S30 poles to a stake thence N60E50 poles thence S76E106 poles to a stake thence N24 poles to the beginning said boundary is hereby in a patent from the commonwealth to said Scalf bearing date the 2nd day of October 1865 & here delivered to said Wm Keene. To have and to hold the land hereby conveyed unto said Keene and his heirs & the Robert Scalf hereby warrants the title of the aforesaid tract of land & appurtenances belonging unto the said Wm Keene his heirs & assigns forever free from the claims of himself his hers & all other persons whatsoever. In Testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals the day and date first above written

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State of Kentucky Clay County Sct.

I W. L. White Clerk Clay County Court certify that the forgoing deed from Robert Scalf & wife to Wm Keene was this day produced to me in my county & in due form of law acknowledged by said Scalf & wife to be there act & deed for the purposes therein mentioned & ordered to record whereupon said deed. The same being duty (blank) together with the foregoing certificate hath been duly recorded in my office

Given under my hand as clerk aforesaid this the 13th day of April 1864

W.L. White, clerk

(Link to original copy of deed, (Part 1 & Part 2)

We have no way of knowing the exact date Robert and Patsy left Clay County, Kentucky; however, they appeared on the 1870 Benton County, Arkansas census by August of 1870. It appears that Robert and his family had left Kentucky sometime between April of 1869 and August of 1870.

In 1870, Robert and Patsy were found living at Round Prairie Township in Benton County, Arkansas. This is the last record found for Robert and Martha Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Benton County, Arkansas is located in the extreme Northwest corner of Arkansas and borders both Missouri and Oklahoma. Some of the family of Robert and Patsy were found in Oklahoma and some in Missouri. However, a thorough search of census records of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Missouri failed to reveal a census record for Robert and/or Patsy.

A descendent reported that both Robert and his son Greenbury were killed in the war; however, records reveal that only Greenbury had died. An excerpt from a letter written to Jonathan Harmon’s family by his aunt, Floretta Starnes, is listed here. Floretta had been told that both Robert and Greenbury had died in the war.

Dear Earl, Vivian and family-. Decided to set down and write a few lines tonight- About family history - you can tell the boys that Mama’s dad, Great Brittain Scalf, was just a young boy during the civil war and lived on a southern plantation. His dad and oldest brother, Green Berry Scalf, were both killed in the war... (Excerpt from letter of Floretta Starnes -granddaughter of Great Britton Scalf - courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

Robert and Patsy were the parents of ten children by 1870 according to census records.

1870 Benton County Arkansas 11 August 1870 Round Prairie Township

SCALF, Robert 51 1819 VA
   Patsy 45 1825 KY
   Susan 19 1851 KY
   Robert 16 1854 KY
   Britton 10 1860 KY
   Samuel   8 1862 KY

It is unknown at this time if Robert died in Arkansas and Patsy remarried or what might have happened, but it does appear that something certainly happened 1870-1880 to split the family unit.

Great Britton, his brother Robert, and brother William were found in Switzerland County, Indiana in 1880. Great Britton and Robert were living in the home of Louisa Ostrander. Their brother William was married at this time and living next door. The relationship of the Ostrander’s to the family (if any) is unknown at this time.

1880 Switzerland Co IN 11 June 1880

OSTRANDER, Louisa Head 56 1824 IN IN IN
SMITH, Martha   Daughter 32 1848 IN IN IN
   Harry   Son 10 1870 IN IN IN
OSTRANDER, Noah (Relationship not given) 25 1855 IN IN IN
SCALF, Britton (Relationship not given) 22 1858 KY KY KY
SCALF, Robert (Relationship not given) 27 1853 KY KY KY
MARZ, William (Relationship not given) 18 1862 KY KY KY

1880    Switzerland CO IN   11 June 1880

Living next door to Lousia Ostrander is William Scalf (son of Robert and Patsy).

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 KY    
   Mary Wife 27 1853 IN IN IN
   Julia Dau   9 1871 IN IN IN
   Cara Dau   6 1874 IN IN IN
   Robert Son   4 1876 IN IN IN
   Hugh  Son   2 1878 IN IN IN
   Ellenora Dau 1/12 May 1880 IN IN IN

Family legend reports that bushwhackers killed Robert Scalf around 1880. If this is correct, this likely occurred in Arkansas and not Kentucky, as originally thought, for Robert was not found in Kentucky after 1869 and was living in Benton County, Arkansas in 1870. No further records were found for Robert or his wife Patsy and the author can only conclude that at least Robert died 1870-1880 and maybe Patsy as well.

 


 

MALINDA SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson
Malinda<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Malinda Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson was born about 1837 in Clay County, Kentucky (1850 Clay County, KY census).

Very little is known of Malinda. Scalf Family History, page 166 reports that Malinda Scalf married William Payne March 29, 1854 in Clay County, Kentucky. However, research of Virgil Scalf reports that Malinda and William were married March 19, 1854. William was 30 years old, a widower, and born in Tennessee. Malinda Scalf was19 years old at the time of their marriage, single, and born in Clay County, KY. (Marriages of Clay County, KY)

William and Malinda were found on the census records of 1860 and 1870 in Clay County, Kentucky. Malinda’s parents (Robert and Patsy) left Clay County, Kentucky 1869-1870 but William and Malinda remained in Kentucky.

It has also been reported that Malinda had a child out of wedlock and that she died shortly after his birth. However, records reveal that Malinda was living in 1900. Richard Holland is reported to have been the father of her son, Pharris.

Cliff Holland, a descendent of Richard Holland and his wife Ellen, states, when Richard and Ellen Holland were ready to move, Malinda made Richard take Pharris with them and Richard and Ellen Holland adopted Pharis.

The author has been unable to determine with any amount of certainty that this was the same Malinda Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf. The child in question (Pharis Holland) was born 1869-1870 according to census records.  

It was stated that Richard and Ellen Harris Holland adopted Pharis, son of Malinda Scalf. Richard Holland and wife Ellender (Ellen) were found on the 1870 Leslie County, Kentucky census with several children in the home. Pharis was not in the home on this census but appeared in the home in 1880. His calculated birth date is 1870.

By 1880, Richard Holland was listed with wife Ellen and their children; however, Pharris Holland is now in the home and is the same age as Richard’s son, William, certainly suggesting that Pharis was not the son of Richard and Ellen. Both Pharis and William were born about 1870 according to this census. William and Pharis were not twins, however, because Pharris was not listed with the family until 1880.

1870 Clay CO KY  22 August 1870    Dist. 32 - Precinct 4 - Manchester

HOLLAN, Richard M 34 1836 TN
   Ellender F 34 1836 KY
   James M   6 1864 KY
   Dlila  F   4 1866 KY
   Jackson  M   1 1869 KY
   William M 7/12 Feb 1870 KY

NOTE: A Richard and Margarette Holland were living in household #129. Richard was 70 and his wife Margarettte was 72. Both were born in North Carolina. This may or may not be the parents of Richard Holland.

1880 Leslie CO KY      22 June 1880

Holland, Richard Head 47 1833 TN NC NC
   Ellen Wife 47 1833 TN NC NC
   James Son 16 1864 KY TN TN
   Delilia  Dau 14 1866 KY TN TN
   Jackson  Son 12 1868 KY TN TN
     Pharis Son 10 1870 KY TN TN
   William Son 10 1870 KY TN TN
   Mary J. Dau   8 1872 KY TN TN
   Tennessee Dau   7 1873 KY TN TN
   Felix Son   3 1877 KY TN TN
HOWARD, Cloah Sister in law 21 1859 KY VA NC

On the 1870 census of the Richard Holland household, William Holland (son of Richard and Ellen Holland) was born in February of 1870 and was 10 years old in 1880. Pharis was not listed in this home in 1870 but appears there in 1880 at the same age as William. Pharis was listed under the surname of Holland in 1880.

If Pharis was born in 1869, he most certainly was living with someone until 1880; however, he does not appear in the home of Malinda Scalf Payne on the 1870 census. We have been unable to find Pharis listed in the home of any of the Scalf or Payne family on the 1870 census records of Kentucky at this time.

In fact, a thorough search of the census records has failed to produce Pharris Holland at all in 1870. He should have been in the home of someone in 1870 according to his stated birth date. Therefore, we cannot determine if Pharis was the son of this Malinda Scalf Payne, or the son of someone else. We cannot confirm that he was born 1869-1870. If he was born in 1870, however, he might have been born after the enumeration of the 1870 census and this would explain why he could not be found in 1870.  

Pharis Holland appears to have left Kentucky after the enumeration of the 1880 census according to information from Cliff Holland. Pharis married his first wife Gracie Mary Roberts 1885 in Arkansas. This calculates his age to have been around 16 years old when he married Gracie. He was found living in Madison County, Arkansas in 1900 and Lincoln County, Oklahoma in 1910. His first wife had died and he had remarried.

The census records of 1860 and 1870 Clay County, Kentucky show that there were five children in the home of William Payne and Malinda Scalf; however, these children were from a second marriage of William Payne to Nancy Phillips.

A listing for the marriage date and children of William Payne and Nancy Phillips was found at Ancestry.com. However, the author believes there might be a mistake on the birth date of their daughter Rebecca. She is listed with a birth date of May 6, 1854. This would have been after the marriage of William Payne to Malinda Scalf since William and Malinda married in March of 1854 according to Kentucky Marriages.

Note that an older son, Jacob, who appears on the 1850 and 1860 census of Clay County is not listed on this record. The contributor of this information also states a birth date for Malinda Scalf of March 6, 1834 for which we cannot deny or confirm; however, her parents were not married at this time.

Note the different birth dates of Malinda Payne and the marriage date of William Payne and Malinda Scalf.

Marriage: 1 Nancy Phillips born 1822 in Kentucky

Married:  2 MAY 1844 in Knox Co Kentucky

Children:

  1. Malinda Payne - born 1848 in KY
  2. John Payne - born 1852 in KY
  3. Rebecca Payne - born 6 May 1854.

Another record for William Payne also from Ancestry lists the following:

Marriage 1 Sarah A. Hoskins b: ABT 1813 in Of, Harlan, Kentucky

Children

  1. Payne b: ABT 1835 in Clay, Kentucky
  2. Payne b: ABT 1837 in Knox, Kentucky
  3. Payne b: ABT 1839 in Knox, Kentucky

Marriage 2 Nancy Phipps b: 1822 in Grainger, Tennessee

Children

  1. Jacob Payne b: 1846 in Clay, Kentucky
  2. Sarah Malinda Payne b: Jul 1848 in Clay, Kentucky
  3. John Payne b. 1851 in Clay, Kentucky
  4. Rebecca Payne b.13 May 1853 in Clay, Kentucky

Marriage 3 Malinda Scalf b: Mar 1834 in Clay, Kentucky

Sources:

  1. Title: United States 1840 census
    Page: Knox, Kentucky
    Note: age 20-30 has 3 sons one age 5 and 2 under 5 (listed as william H.) living in neighborhood of his father Joesph and brother Joseph E.
  2. Title: United States 1880 Census
    Publication: Familysearch.org
    Page: Big Creek, Clay, Kentucky
    Note: age 64 living with John
  3. Title: United States 1850 census
    Page: Clay, Kentucky
    Note: age 28
  4. Title: United States 1860 census
    Page: Clay, Kentucky
    Note: age 37
  5. Title: Marriage Records
  6. Title: Marriage Records
    Page: of Clay, Kentucky  (Ancestry.com)

William Payne and wife Nancy were enumerated on the 1850 census of Clay County, Kentucky.

The information above suggests that William Payne had married first in 1834 to Sarah A. Hoskins and had three children born 1835-1837. He then married Nancy Phillips or Phipps in 1844 and had five more children. He then married Malinda Scalf in 1854. The author cannot verify the marriage to Mary Hoskins, nor the children due to the names not being listed on census records prior to 1850. Children from the first marriage do not appear to be in the home of William Payne after his marriage to Nancy.

1850 Clay County

PAYNE, William M 28 1822 TN
   Nancy F 28 1822 TN
   Jacob  M   4 1846 KY
   Malinda F   2 1848 KY

1860 Clay CO KY        4 June 1860     Manchester 

PAYNE, William M 37 1823 TN
   Malinda F 22 1838 Clay CO, KY
   Jacob M 13 1847 Clay CO, KY
   Malinda F 11 1849 Clay CO, KY
   John M   8 1852 Clay CO, KY
   Rebecca F   7 1853 Clay CO, KY

The 1870 Clay County census reveals the same children as the 1860 census with the same approximate ages; however, John from the 1860 census is missing. He would have been 18 in 1870 and had probably left home shortly before the enumeration of the census. John was found as head of house in 1880 married to Bittie Bright. Peter, the last child listed in 1870 was born about 1857 suggesting he was the first child of William and Malinda.

The son of Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May was also living in the home of William and Malinda Scalf Payne in 1870 indicating that one or both of his parents had died. However, his mother (Ceely Ann Scalf May) was found still living in 1880.

1870 Clay CO KY        20 September 1870     Manchester 

PAYNE, William M 50 1810 KY
   Mahaha F 35 1835 KY (Malinda)
   Jacob M 24 1846 KY
   Malinda F 22 1848 KY
   Rebecca F 18 1852 KY
   Peter M 13 1857 KY
MAY, Willis M   4 1866 KY (son of Duton May and Ceely Scalf May)

William and Malinda were found on the 1880 census in the home of John Payne and wife, Bittie Bright Payne. John Payne was the son of William Payne and his second wife, Nancy Phillips. Bittie’s father, John Bright, was also in the home.

1880 Clay CO KY     9 June 1880        Big Creek

PAYNE, John Head 28 1852 KY KY KY
   Bittie Wife 29 1851 KY KY KY
BRIGHT, John Father 84 1796 KY NC NC
PAYNE, William T. Father 64 1816 KY NC NC
   Malinda Wife 45 1835 KY KY KY

In 1900, William Payne and Malinda Scalf Payne were living in the home of a grandson, William Tuttle. William and Malinda were not found after 1900; however, it is possible that William died and Malinda remarried or moved. It is also possible that both William and Malinda had died.

1900 Knox CO, KY     15 June 1900     District 1   Barbourville

TUTTLE, William Head 22 Sep 1877 KY KY KY
   Ellen Wife 31 Jul 1868 KY KY KY
   Rosie B. Dau   1 Jun 1899 KY KY KY
PAIN, William G-father 87 Feb 1813 TN TN TN
  Malinda G-mother 66 Mar 1834 KY TN KY

The above records reveal that Malinda Scalf and her husband William Payne remained together at least until the 1900 census was enumerated. Only one child can be confirmed as the child of William and Malinda. This was Peter Payne listed on the 1880 census with a calculated birth date of 1857.

If Pharis were the child of Malinda Scalf Payne, then he would have been the child of an extramarital affair considering his birth date, and the fact that Malinda was with her husband, William Payne, from 1860 through 1900.

No records have been found to confirm or deny the validity of this at this time; however, the family of Pharis Holland is presented below in the event that it can be confirmed that Malinda Scalf Payne was the mother of Pharis Holland.

 

PHARRIS H. HOLLAND
Son of
Richard Henry Holland, Jr. & Milinda Scalf
Pharris Holland<Malinda Scalf Payne<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Pharris H. Holland, son of Richard Holland and possibly Malinda Scalf Payne, was born November 26, 1869 in Clay County, Kentucky. (Cliff Holland)

 It is suggested that Malinda Scalf Payne was the mother of Pharris Holland; however, the author cannot confirm or deny this information at this time and would be interested in hearing from any descendents of this line concerning Malinda and Pharris.

Pharris has been found with various spellings of his name. The author has chosen to use the spelling of Pharris, as stated by a descendent, Cliff Holland. .

Cliff Holland submitted the following information concerning the family of Pharris H. Holland. Descendents submitted by Cliff Holland can be found at the following link.

(Link to descendents of Pharris Holland)

Pharris H Holland was born on 26 Nov 1869 in Clay Co, Kentucky. He died on 9 Apr 1925 in Stroud, Lincoln Co, Oklahoma. He was buried in Apr 1925 in Stroud, Lincoln Co, Oklahoma. He was related to his parents by adoption. He had other parents.

Pharris is the Bastard son of Richard Henry Holland Jr. and Milinda Scalf. When Richard and Ellender were ready to move, Milinda Scalf made Richard take Pharris with them. Milinda Scalf did not go with them. Richard and Ellender are said to have adopted Pharris and raised him with their other children. There was no bastard bond for Pharris. So we do not know when he came to live with Richard and Ellender. He may have come when he was still a baby. Please note that the Bastard Bond is when the father makes payment to the mother for support. It is not a bad name, but that was what it was called in those days. It is something like our child support of today.

Pharris married (1) Gracie Mary Roberts in 1885 in Arkansas. Gracie was born in 1869 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. She was buried in 1894.

They had the following children:

  1. Joseph E Holland was born on 27 Aug 1886. He died on 27 Feb 1950.
  2. Eller Holland.
  3. Ellen Ella was born in Jan 1890 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died on 4 Mar 1936. She was buried in Mar 1936.
  4. Kit Holland was born in 1893 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas.
  5. Emily Holland was born in Jul 1894 in Arkansas. She died on 2 Jan 1994.
  6. Charlie Holland was born in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. He died in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. The cause of death was Died at birth. He was buried in 1894 in Madison County, Arkansas.

Pharris married (2) Malicia Alice Jane Smith daughter of Simon Peter Smith IV and Nancy Edney Fuller in 1894 in Madison Co, Arkansas. Malicia was born on 20 Feb 1880 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died on 7 Sep 1965 in Tulsa, Tulsa Co, Oklahoma. She was buried in Sep 1965.

They had the following children:

  1. Ella Holland was born on 24 Jan 1888. She died on 4 Mar 1936.
  2. Irene Holland was born on 14 May 1895 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas. She died on 11 Dec 1977. She was buried in Dec 1977.
  3. Albert Harold Holland was born on 27 Jun 1897. He died on 11 Dec 1977.
  4. Linda Holland was born on 16 Sep 1901 in Boston, Madison Co, Arkansas.
  5. Charlie Holland was born on 9 Jun 1902.
  6. Marby Holland was born on 26 Feb 1909.
  7. Della Marie Holland was born on 2 Apr 1911.
  8. Grace Holland was born on 7 Oct 1914.
  9. Lee Holland was born on 2 Mar 1916.
  10. Augusta Holland was born on 31 Aug 1919.
  11. Juanita Holland was born on 3 Jul 1922.

In 1897, Pharris Holland made entry on 150.76 acres at Harrison, Arkansas.

Name: Pharris Holland
Land Office: HARRISON
Document Number: 10958
Total Acres: 150.76
Misc. Doc. Nr.: 18961
Signature: Yes
Canceled Document: No
Issue Date: 23 Jan 1897
Mineral Rights Reserved: No
Metes and Bounds: No
Statutory Reference: 12 Stat. 392
Multiple Warantee Names: No
Act or Treaty: May 20, 1862
Multiple Patentee Names: No
Entry Classification: Homestead Entry Original
Land Description: 1 W-NW 5TH PM No13 N23 W18
2 SENW 5TH PM No13 N23 W18
3 NESW 5TH PM No13 N23 W18

(Link to copy of Land Office Record (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)


The following census records of Pharris Holland records were found. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1900 Madison CO AR    9 June 1900     Boston Township

HOLLAND, Pharis H. Head 28 Nov 1871 KY TN KY Married 4 years
   Malisy Wife 20 Feb 1880 AR AR TX 2 children born, 2 living
   Eler Dau 10 Dec 1889 AR KY KY  
   Joseph Son   8 Aug 1891 AR KY KY  
   Cittie Dau   7 Jan 1893 AR KY KY  
   Emily Dau   5 Jul 1894 AR KY KY  
   Ara Son   3 May 1897 AR KY AR  

Note that Ara listed in 1900 is listed as a son and then in 1910 is listed as a daughter.

1910 Lincoln CO OK       16-19 April 1910   Union Township

HOLLAND, Phairs H. Head 40 1870 KY KY KY  
   Malissia Wife 30 1880 AR AR TX 6 children born, 6 living
   Joseph E. Son 19 1891 AR KY KY  
   Kitty Dau 17 1893 AR KY KY  
   Emma Dau 14 1896 AR KY KY  
   Arie Dau 12 1898 AR KY AR (Son or daughter?)
   Albert Son 10 1900 AR KY AR  
   Malinda Dau   8 1902 AR KY AR  
   Charley Son   6 1904 AR KY AR  
   Ellen Dau   3 1907 OK KY AR  
   Mandy Dau   1 1909 OK KY AR  

1920 Lincoln CO OK       2 January 1920    North Keokuk Township

HOLLAND, Phrlis N. Head 52 1868 KY KY KY
   Malissa Wife 39 1881 AR AR AR
   Albert Son 20 1900 AR KY AR
   Lindy Dau 18 1902 AR KY AR
   Charlie Son 16 1904 AR KY AR
   Ellen Dau 14 1906 OK KY AR
   Marby Dau 11 1909 OK KY AR (Mandy)
   Della Dau   8 1912 OK KY AR
   Gracy Dau   6 1914 OK KY AR
   Leo Son   4 1916 OK KY AR
   Gusta Dau 4/12 1919 OK KY AR

 

JOSEPH E. HOLLAND
Son of
Pharris Holland & Gracie Mary Roberts
Joseph Holland<Pharris Holland<Malinda Scalf <Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Joseph E. Holland, son of Pharris Holland and Gracie Mary Roberts, was born August 27, 1886 (Cliff Holland)

Joseph and his family were found on the 1920 and 1930 census of Lincoln County and Carter County, Oklahoma respectively. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Information on Pharris Holland and family courtesy of Cliff Holland)

No further information is known of this family.

1920 Lincoln CO OK    12 January 1920       South Fox Township

HOLLAND, Joe Head 28 1892 AR KY KY
   Ada Wife 24 1896 AR KY KY
   Elmer Son   3 7/12 1916 AR AR AR
   Lee Son   2 1818 OK AR AR
   Van Son 2/12 1919 OK AR AR

1930 Carter CO OK        9 April 1930     Berwyn Township

HOLLAND, Joe Head 39 1891 AR KY KY
   Ada Wife 35 1895 OK TN IL
   Elmer Son 13 1917 OK AR OK
   Lee Son 12 1918 OK AR OK
   Van Son 10 1920 OK AR OK
   Opal Dau   8 1922 OK AR OK
   Dorothy Dau   6 1924 OK AR OK
   Jewell Dau   4 1926 OK AR OK
   Emeral Son   2 1928 OK AR OK
Mazie Dau 1/12 1930 OK AR OK

 

ELLA HOLLAND
Daughter of
Pharris Holland & Gracie Mary Roberts
Ella Holland<Pharris Holland<Malinda Scalf Payne<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ellen (Ella) Holland, daughter of Pharris Holland and Gracie Mary Roberts, was born 1890 in Boston (Madison Co) Arkansas and died March 4, 1936. (Cliff Holland)

Ellen married Simeon A. Smith and this family was found in Lincoln County, Oklahoma 1910-1920. The family was then living in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Please note that Ellen is listed above in the data from Cliff Holland as the daughter of Pharris Holland and Gracie Mary Roberts. She is also listed as the daughter of Pharris and his second wife, Malicia Alice Jane Smith. It is unclear to the author if this was a mistake or if Pharris named two daughters Ellen; however, both appear to have different birth dates but death dates are the same.

1910 Lincoln CO OK        16 April 1910       Union Township

SMITH, Sem A. Head 26 1884 AR AR TX  
   Ellen Wife 20 1890 AR KY KY 1 child born, 1 living
   Roy Son 3/12 1910 OK AR AR  

1920 Lincoln CO OK        2 January 1920     North Keokuk Township

SMITH, Simeon Head 34 1886 AR UNK UNK
   Ella Wife 28 1892 AR KY KY
   Roy Son 10 1910 OK AR AR
   Lena Mae Dau   4 3/12 1915 OK AR AR
   Jasper Son   1 8/12 1918 OK AR AR

1930 Tulsa CO OK       2 April 1930     Tulsa

SMITH, Simon A. Head 43 1887 AR VA US
   Ellen  Wife 41 1889 AR KY KY
   Lena M. Dau 14 1916 OK AR AR
   Jasper Son 11 1919 OK AR AR
   Delmer Son   9 1921 OK AR AR
   Claude H. Son   6 1924 OK AR AR

(Information on the family and descendents of Richard and Ellen Holland courtesy of Cliff Holland - Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 


 

MANERVA JANE SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson
Manerva<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Manerva Jane Scalf was born April 15, 1842 in Clay County, KY, and died 1907 in MO. She married George Washington Smith on May 15, 1858 in Slip Gap, KY, son of Hugh Smith and Malinda Wagoner. George was born January 01, 1840 in KY, and died 1888 in MO. Manerva and George are buried at Harvey Cemetery, LaRussell, MO. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Links to Marriage Records of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf  Marriage Bond & Marriage License (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Pat Pennington, wife of Marvin Pennington (great grandson of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf) submitted information on the family and descendants of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf via email during September and October of 2001.

In a letter dated September 27, 2001, Pat states the following:

“Dear Margaret

“This is what my husband was told several times by his mother and grandmother, Linda (Smith) Pippin and Vivian Parks. That Manerva Jane Scalf was Indian and George Washington Smith traded horses for her. This is a copy of a letter that Vivian McDonald-Parks wrote to us:  My Father Henry McDonald son of Sara Jane Smith and Robert McDonald said his Grandfather George Washington Smith bought Manerva Jane Scalf an Indian girl as his wife. I have heard she was Cherokee. Granddaughter of Sarah Jane Smith and Robert McDonald wrote a letter saying her grandparents always told her that George W. Smith bought Manerva J. Scalf with horses. Then he died while in the in the army, she was denied of her husbands army pension because she was Indian, but she was finally awarded $8.00 a month.” (Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Photograph - courtesy of Roger Teters

Children of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf:  (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

  1. Isaac Smith born January 9, 1864, Clay County, Kentucky; died October 12, 1923 at Reeds Missouri.
  2. Greenberry Smith
  3. Sarah Jane Smith
  4. Alexander Smith
  5. William Smith
  6. James Alexander Smith
  7. Elizabeth Smith
  8. Anna Susan Smith
  9. John W. Smith
  10. Marion Dempsy Smith

Another email from Pat Pennington dated 10/03/07:

“Dear Margaret

“This is from the book that Linda Smith Pippin put together on the Smiths from Kentucky to Missouri. The young couple George Washington and Manerva Jane were referred to as Wash and Jane, they were married in Slip Gap, Kentucky, by G. W. Smith, could not find them to be related but would think they were some how. The marriage is recorded in Manchester (Clay Co) Kentucky. I know by their affidavits on record Wash grew up with Anderson and Flemmon Keen, and after the war worked for Anderson Keen. These men stated they knew Wash to be a stout rugged man prior to the war, but after joining the 47th Kentucky Infantry (Confederacy) and mustering out a year later Wash suffered with chronic diarrhea and was about half disabled. By the time Wash and Jane had moved to Indiana with their four oldest boys who were born in Kentucky, Jane not being able to read or write, had others to record in her Bible birth dates and places of her children, and were kept well with the excption of her own birth date, as well as Wash’s. Jane’s records were different from the census of 1850, Wash in the home of his parents was age six, and Jane was seven. In 1860 the census gives their ages the same. In 1870 they arrive in Sullivan Co. Indiana giving the age of Wash two years older than Jane, again in 1880 Indiana, Wash was seven years older so you see they had lost track, for this reason I believe the older dates to be more correct and that Wash was a year younger than Jane or the same age. Isaac married to Lucretia Keen daughter of William Keen and Retta Smith Keen. Possibly Lucrecia was a sister to the two Keen boys Wash grew up with. In 1870 their property was valued at one hundred dollars, not bad for a poor man in those times. A couple of years later their little girl Elizabeth under two years old died, and the same year Anna Susan was born, they moved to Missouri between the births of Marion born in Indiana and Samuel (Jack) born in Missouri. Wash went to work for Fred Reed a short time before his death in 1888. Jane then left with five children at home, it was another year before she received the eight dollar a month pension from Wash’s Infantry time. James was said to have taken care of his mother and brothers and sister, as he was the eldest left at home at the time of Wash’s death. At the time of the Smith’s move to Reeds, Reeds was a bustling City complete with Rail-Road Station supplying transportation and commodities. Reeds was growing into the late forties with a bank, three grocery stores, a drug store, a Doctor, a cannery, a casket factory, and a feed mill. At the loss of the passenger train the City lost its vigor. Wash and Jane as well as Jane’s sister and some of theirs are buried in Harvey Cemetery north east of Reeds on F Highway. By now Reeds only has a Post Office and a Church.” (Pat and Marvin Pennington)

The author believes the sister of Manerva Jane mentioned by Pat Pennington was Susan Scalf Bickford.

The direct line of Marvin Pennington is highlighted in the writings below.


1860 Clay CO KY     7 June 1860     Manchester 

SMITH, Washington M 24 1836 KY
   Minerva F 24 1836 KY

The 1870 census of Sullivan County, Indiana shows Greenberry as the first child born to George W. and Manerva Scalf Smith; however, family records state Isaac was the oldest child.

1870 Sullivan CO IN    25 July 1870      Cass Township

SMITH, George W. M 32 1838 KY
   Manerva J. F 30 1840 KY
   Greenberry M   9 1861 KY
   Isaac M   8 1862 KY
   Alexander M   5 1865 KY
   William M   3 1867 KY

1880 Sullivan CO IN    14 June 1880     Cass Township

SMITH, Wash Head 46 1834 KY KY KY
   Jane Wife 39 1841 KY KY KY
   Green Son 19 1861 KY KY KY
   Ike Son 17 1863 KY KY KY
   Alex Son 14 1866 KY KY KY
   William Son 12 1868 KY KY KY
   Jane Dau   9 1871 IN KY KY
   James Son   6 1874 IN KY KY
   Susan Dau   3 1877 IN KY KY
   John Son 10/12 May 1879 IN KY KY

George Washington Smith had died 1880-1900 and Manerva Jane Scalf Smith was living in Jasper County, Missouri with four children in the home. Florine was the wife of Manerva’s son, John Smith.   

1900 Jasper CO MO    20 June 1900      Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, M.J. Head 57 Jun 1842 TN KY KY Widower
   James Son 27 Mar 1873 KY KY KY  
   John Son 19 Jun 1880 KY KY KY Married less than a year
   Marrion  Son 16 Jul 1883 KY KY KY  
   Dempsy Son 13 Sep 1886 KY KY KY  
Florine Dau in law 17 Aug 1882 IL TN KY Married less than a year with no children

Note:  I have always been under the impression that the Washington Smith who married Manerva Scalf was the son of Milton Smith and first wife Sally Smith and that George Washington Smith (son of Hugh and Malinda) married Martha Hobbs.

I still believe this is more likely the marriage for the son of Milton Smith and Sally Smith. The children from this marriage did not have the best of lives growing up.   They went through what was a very difficult and drawn out divorce between their parents, which lasted several years. Milton appears to have had 3 children with his second wife before they were married and I can see all this as a good reason for Washington to want to move far from all those memories. Richard Holt (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

GREENBERRY MANUEL SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Greenberry Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Greenberry Manuel Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born January 9, 1862 in Kentucky, and died August 14, 1935 in Reeds Missouri.

Note:  Greenberry Manuel Smith had two children by his first wife and three children by his second wife. He lived and raised his family in Reeds, MO. He was said to be one of the finest shingle makers in the area. Green died at the age of 73 and is buried in Harvey Cemetery. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Birth: 9 JAN 1862
Death: 14 AUG 1935 in Reeds Missouri (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Greenberry Manuel Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Cora Frances Smith)

1900 Jasper CO MO    21 June 1900     Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Greenvill Head 38 Jul 1861 KY KY KY  
   Hannah Wife 37 Mar 1863 KY KY KY 11 children born, 2 living
   Flora? Dau   8 Aug 1891 KY KY KY  
   Lottie Dau   4 Dec 1895 KY KY KY  

Note: The Greenvill Smith in 1900 appears to be Greenberry, but there is some doubt.

1910 Jasper CO MO    25 April 1910    Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Green M. Head 50 1860 KY KY KY Widower
   Charles Son 12 1898 OK KY MO  
   Rosie E. Dau 10 1900 MO KY MO  

1920 Jasper CO MO    22 & 23 January 1920     Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, Green Head 55 1865 IN KY KY
   Cora Wife 35 1885 IL MS IL
   Clarence M. Son   8 1912 MO IN IL
   Waneta Dau   6 1914 MO IN IL
   Amos  Son 2 7/12 1917 MO IN IL

1930 Jasper CO MO    15 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Manuel G. Head 69 1861 KY KY KY
   Cora F. Wife 49 1881 MO MO MO
   Clarence Son 19 1911 MO KY MO
   Juanita K. Dau 17 1913 MO KY MO
   Amos C. Son 12 1918 MO KY MO

 

ISAAC S. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Isaac S. Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born January 09, 1863 in Clay County, KY, and died October 12, 1923 in Reeds, Missouri. He married Luiza Lucretia Keen. She was born March 28, 1854, and died October 12, 1923. Isaac and Luiza are also buried at Harvey Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

(Link to death certificate of Isaac Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Lucrentia Keen Smith)

Children of Isaac Smith and Luiza Keen:

  1. Minnie Manerva Smith - born. August 12, 1882, Sullivan, IN and died December 18, 1965 in Wichita, KS. Minnie married Dave Clevenger.
  2. Marshall Nelson Smith - born October 02, 1884 and died December 09, 1965. He married (1) Nola (maiden name unknown)  (2) Hattie Sloan Zellers born December 26, 1900 and died September 15, 1966.
  3. Jessie Francis Smith - born February 11, 1887 and died August 06, 1890.
  4. Florence Elnora Smith - born October 04, 1889 and died January 30, 1974. Married Louie Schmidly born September 13, 1887.
  5. Maggie Jeniva Smith - born January 17, 1892, Jasper Co. MO and died 1974. Married Bill McDonald born August 26, 1888 and died December 25, 1962.
  6. Leta Luiza Smith - born June 27, 1894 and died July 24, 1972. Married Lorenzo Daw Glenn born April 03, 1894 and died January 22, 1952.
  7. Loren Gilbert Smith - born January 20, 1897 at Reeds, MO. Married Lodema Henry born August 01, 1899, Bowers Hill Comm. LaRussell, MO.
  8. Floyd Wilbur Smith - born. July 20, 1899 and died November 28, 1962, Carthage, MO.
  9. Ola Marie Smith - born June 29, 1901and died December 1975.
  10. Lonnie Edgar Smith - born September 26, 1903 and died November 10, 1903. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

1900 Jasper CO MO    20 June 1900     Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Isaac Head 39 Mar 1861 IN KY KY  
   Cresia Wife 39 May 1861 KY KY KY 8 children born, 7 living
   Minnie Dau 17 Aug 1882 IN IN KY  
   Marshal Son 15 Oct 1884 IN IN KY  
   Nora Dau 12 Oct 1888 MO IN KY  
   Maggie Dau   8 Jun 1891 MO IN KY  
   Leeta Dau   5 May 1895 MO IN KY  
   Loren Dau?   3 Jun 1896 MO IN KY  
   Floyd Son   1 May 1899 MO IN KY  
BRNGH, John Boarder 40 Aug 1859 TN  -   -  

1910 Jasper CO MO    2 May 1910     Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Iac Head 48 1862 KY KY KY
   Cresey Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY
   Maggie Dau 18 1892 MO KY KY
   Letta Dau 15 1895 MO KY KY
   Loren Son 13 1897 MO KY KY
   Floyd  Son 11 1899 MO KY KY
   Marie Dau   9 1901 MO KY KY

1920 Jasper CO MO    17 & 19 January 1920        Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Isaac S. Head 57 1863 KY KY KY
   Lresey Wife 56 1864 KY KY KY
   Floyd W. Son 20 1900 MO KY KY
   Ola Marie Dau 18 1902 MO KY KY

(Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

MARSHALL S. SMITH
Son of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Marshall<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

  Marshall S. Smith, son of Isaac Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen was born about 1886 in Missouri. Marshall and his family were found living in Jasper County, Missouri 1910-1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1910 Jasper CO MO    2 & 5 May 1910      Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, Marshal Head 25 1885 MO MO MO  
   Nola Wife 22 1888 MO IN IN 3 children born, 3 living
   Opal Dau   5 1905 MO MO MO  
   Frances Dau   4 1906 MO MO MO  
   Lela Dau   1 1909 MO MO MO  

1920 Jasper CO MO    7 - 12 January 1920      Madison Township

SMITH, Marshall Head 35 1885 MO MO MO
   Hattie Wife 21 1899 MO MO MO
   Opal Dau 14 1906 MO MO MO
   Francis Son 13 1907 MO MO MO
   Lela Dau 11 1909 MO MO MO
   Walter  Son   3 1917 MO MO MO
Wesmorlan, William Boarder 20 1900 LA MO MO

1930 Jasper CO MO    25 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Marshall S. Head 45 1885 MO KY KY
   Hattie Wife 32 1898 MO MO MO
   Francis Son 22 1908 MO MO MO
   Walter Son 13 1917 MO MO MO
   Lulu Dau 10 1920 MO MO MO

 

MAGGIE SMITH
Daughter of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Maggie Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 
Maggie Smith, daughter of Isaac Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen was born about 1892 in Missouri. Maggie married James William McDonald and this family was found living in Jasper County, Missouri in 1920 and 1930. On the 1930 census, the middle initial of appears as (M) for James William McDonald.

1920 Jasper CO MO    22 January 1920      Sarcoxie Township

MCDONALD, James W. Head 31 1889 MO MO MO
   Maggie Wife 28 1892 MO KY KY
   Marcell Dau   4 1/12 1916 MO MO MO

1930 Jasper CO MO    25 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township

MCDONALD, William M. Head 41 1889 MO MO MO
   Maggie Wife 38 1892 MO IN IN
   Marcell Dau 14 1916 MO MO MO

 

LOREN SMITH
Son of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Loren Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Loren Smith, son of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen was born about 1897-1898 in Missouri. Loren and family were found living in Jasper County, Missouri 1920 and 1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf) 

1920 Jasper CO MO    17 & 19 January 1920        Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Loren G. Head 22 1898 MO KY KY
   Lodema E. Wife 20 1900 MO MO MO

1930 Jasper CO MO    17 April 1930    Marion Township

SMITH, Lora G. Head 33 1897 MO IN IN
   Lodema Wife 30 1900 MO MO MO
   Lawrence G. Son 10 1920 MO MO MO
   Dale R. Son   7 1923 MO MO MO
   Grace L. Dau 2 9/12 1927 MO MO MO

 

 FLOYD WILBUR SMITH
Son of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Floyd Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Floyd Wilbur Smith, son of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen, was born July 20, 1899, and died November 28, 1962 in Carthage, MO. He married Betty Ellen McDonald, daughter of Robert McDonald and Sarah Smith. Betty was born July 04, 1902, and died in Joplin, MO. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)

Children of Floyd Smith and Betty McDonald:

  1. Clifford Smith born May 07, 1920, Reeds, MO and died December 18, 1984, Joplin, MO. Clifford married Lavern Mills January 04, 1944, Columbus, KS. She was born June 15, 1923, Christian Co. MO.
  2. Alma Marguritte Smith, born June 28, 1922, Reeds, MO and died November 27, 1989 at Carthage Missouri. Alma married James Edward Pennington born October 19, 1921, Stotts City, MO. (Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington)
  3. Floyd D. Smith

Floyd and Bettie were found with their children living in Jasper County, Missouri in 1930. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1930 Jasper CO MO    28 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Floyd Head 30 1900 MO IN IN
   Bettie Wife 28 1902 MO MO MO
   Clifford Son   9 1921 MO MO MO
   Margaret A. Dau   7 1923 MO MO MO
   Floyd D. Son 11/12 1929 MO MO MO



ALMA MARGURITTE SMITH
Daughter of
Floyd Smith and Betty McDonald
Alma Smith<Floyd W<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis

Alma Marguritte Smith, daughter of Floyd Wilbur Smith and Betty Ellen McDonald, was born June 28, 1933 at Reeds, Missouri and died November 30, 1999 at Reeds, Missouri. Alma married James Edward Pennington, born October 19, 1921 at Stotts City, Missouri and died November 27, 1989 at Carthage, Missouri. Alma and James were married May 18, 1940 at Springfield, Missouri. Alma and James were the parents of six sons. James and Alma Smith Pennington were the parents of Marvin Pennington whose wife (Pat) graciously submitted information for this research.

Children of Alma Marguritte Smith and James Edward Pennington:

  1. Floyd James Pennington - born April 26, 1943 at Carthage, Missouri. He married Janice Deloris Willis, born October 25, 1942 at Carthage, Missouri. They were married June 7, 1962 at Monett, Missouri.
    They had one child:
    1. Valerie Dee Pennington. Valerie married June 15, 1985 at Carthage, Missouri (divorced - husband not stated). She then married Tim Moore in Joplin, Missouri.

  2. Bobby Lee Pennington - born November 6, 1947 at Carthage, Missouri - died November 6, 1947 at Carthage, Missouri. Bobby Lee is buried at Harvey Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri.
  3. Jimmy Ray Pennington - born November 12, 1948 at Reeds, Missouri. Married March 12, 1966 at Carthage, Missouri to Carolina Virginia Waisner, born June 27, 1947 at Carthage, Missouri (divorced).
    They had one child:
    1. Caroline Kathleen Pennington. Caroline married David Tucker (divorced).
      They had one child:
      1. Davito Dean Tucker. Davito married Rick Coy.

  4. Jerry Wayne Pennington - born January 21, 1951 at Reeds, Missouri. Jerry married Patricia Denman (divorced). They had two sons:
    1. Robert Edward Pennington. Robert married Tina Melynn Cook. They have two children:
      1. Kelsey Shaynae Pennington.
      2. Gatlin McKell Pennington.

  5. Jerry Wayne Pennington then married Lavona Sue Jones.
    They had one child:
    1. Jerry Wayne Pennington, Jr. Jerry Jr., married Patty White at Miami, Oklahoma.

  6. Frankie Dale Pennington - born January 8, 1953 at Reeds, Missouri. Frankie married Lisa Ranae Jamerson, born October 12, 1956 at Mt. Vernon, Illinois (divorced). Frankie and Lisa had three children:
    1. Jason Edward Pennington. Married Crystal Gale Kean. Jason and Crystal had two children:
      1. Jamie Ivory Pennington.
      2. Wesley Scott Pennington.

    2. Crista Deann Pennington - born June 3, 1977 at Carthage, Missouri and died February 21, 1995 at Avilla, Missouri. She is buried at Harvey Cemetery in LaRussell, Missouri.
    3. Matthew Dale Pennington. Matthew had one child with Stephanie Bittick:
      1. Keisha Deanne Pennington.

  7. Marvin Eugene Pennington - born April 3, 1955 at Carthage, Missouri. Marvin married November 19, 1979 at Palestine, Texas to Patricia Lynn Pennington, born December 13, 1960 at Carthage, Missouri.
    Marvin and Pat had three children:
    1. Marvin Eugene Pennington - born October 20, 1981 at Carthage, Missouri.
    2. Mark Coby Pennington - born March 24, 1985 at Carthage, Missouri and died January 25, 1989 at Kansas City, Missouri. Buried at Harvey Cemetery, LaRussell, Missouri.
    3. Katrina Lynn Pennington - born February 24, 1993 at Joplin, Missouri.

 

CLIFFORD SMITH
Son of
Floyd Wilbur Smith & Betty Ellen McDonald
Floyd W Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John Sr<Lewis

Clifford Smith, son of Floyd Wilbur Smith and Betty Ellen McDonald, was born May 7, 1920 at Reeds, Missouri and died December 18, 1984 at Joplin, Missouri. Clifford married January 4, 1944 at Columbus, Kansas to Lavern Mills. She was born June 15, 1923 at Columbus, Kansas.

Clifford and Lavern were the parents of six children:

  1. Kenneth Wayne Smith - born October 6, 1944 at Carthage, Missouri. Kenneth died July 13, 1993 at Carthage, Missouri. He married November 5, 1962 to Sharon Kay West. She was born August 24, 1947 at Columbus, Kansas.
    Kenneth and Sharon had two children:
    1. Melissa Lynn Smith - married Mark Wood.
    2. Kenneth Shane Smith.

  2. Martha Jane Smith - born December 16, 1946 at Carthage, Missouri. Martha married 1) Jess Carnes (divorced).
    Martha and Jess had two children:
    1. Tina Lavern Carnes.
    2. Shelly Jane Carnes.

    Martha married 2) Clarence Jimmy Sullivan - born April 1, 1948 at Carthage, Missouri.
    They had one child:
    1. Clarence Jimmy Sullivan, Jr.

  3. William Bradley Smith - born April 1, 1949 at Carthage, Missouri. William married Melody Fisher, born June 11, 1949 at Oranogo, Missouri.
    William and Melody have three children:
    1. Dana Lee Smith.
    2. William Bradley Smith, Jr.
    3. Shannon Gale Smith.

  4. Donald Richard Smith - born July 27, 1951 at Carthage, Missouri. Donald married 1) Edna Bural Gun (divorced).
    Donald and Edna had one child:
    1. Donald Richard Smith, Jr.

    Donald married 2) Brenda Kay Honshell - born July 23, 1957 (divorced).
    Donald and Brenda have four children:
    1. Erin L. Smith.
    2. Shane M. Smith.
    3. Eli J. Smith.
    4. Arielle B. Smith.

  5. Douglas Ray Smith - born March 9, 1956 at Carthage, Missouri. Douglas married 1) Shirley Long (divorced).
    Douglas and Shirley had one child:
    1. Joseph Allen Smith - born November 17, 1972 at Gladestone, Missouri and died 1973 at Kansas City, Missouri.

    Douglas married 2) Deanna Brand (divorced).
    Douglas and Deanna have one child:
    1. Michael Erin Smith.

    Douglas married 3) Teresa Bennett.
    Douglas and Teresa have three children:
    1. Brandy N. Smith.
    2. Jennifer L. Smith.
    3. Josus [sp] Allen Smith.

  6. Marsha Ann Smith. Marsha had one daughter:
    1. Crystal Dawn Smith.
    2. Crystal married Dave Minor. Crystal and Dave Minor had one child:
      1. Daniel Smith.

 

OLA MARIE SMITH
Daughter of
Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen
Ola Marie Smith<Isaac Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ola Marie Smith, daughter of Isaac S. Smith and Luiza Lucretia Keen, was born about 1901 in Missouri (census). Ola married William E. Sundy. They were found on the 1930 census of Jasper County, Missouri. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1930 Jasper CO MO    15 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township

SUNDY, William E. Head 39 1891 MO MO MO
   Ola M.   Wife 29 1901 MO IN IN
   Richard W. Son   5 1925 MO MO MO
   Edward F. Son 3 6/12 1926 MO MO MO
   George A. Brother 37 1893 MO MO MO

 

ALEXANDER A. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Alexander Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Alexander A. Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born January 1, 1866 in Kentucky and died January 7, 1936. He married Edith Ann Gibson. Their family lived in Jasper County, Missouri. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

(Link to death certificate of Alexander Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Edith Gibson Smith)

In the 1880s and 1890s, autograph books were very popular with the young ladies, and the autograph book owned by Edith Smith contained over 40 entries by family member, relatives, and friends. Some of the entries are listed below.

(Link to entry in autograph book by Samuel Scalf ) (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Samuel Scalf was the uncle of Alexander Smith, the husband of Edith Smith.

(Link to entry in autograph book by Dollie Scalf)(Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Dollie Scalf was the wife of Samuel Scalf.

(Link to entry in autograph book by Alexander Smith) (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

(Link to entry in autograph book by Alexander Smith)(Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King

Alexander Smith is the husband of Edith Smith

(Link to entry in autograph book by William H. Smith)(Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

William Smith is the brother-in-law of Edith Smith

(Link to entry in autograph book by Martealey Smith) (Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

Martealey Smith is the wife of William H. Smith

1900 Jasper CO MO    22 June 1900     Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Alex Head 34 Jan 1866 KY KY KY  
   Edith Wife 35 Nov 1864 IA IN IN No children

Note:  In 1900, Alex & Edith have been married for 14 years.

1910 Jasper CO MO    26 April 1910    Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Alexander Head 45 1865 KY KY KY  
   Edith Wife 48 1862 IA IN OH 1 child born, 1 living
   Ethel Dau 10 1900 MO KY IA  

1920 Jasper CO MO    22 January 1920      Sarcoxie Township

SMITH, Alexander Head 55 1865 KY KY KY
   Edith Wife 57 1867 IA IN OH
   Edith Niece? 19 1901 MO KY IA

1930 Jasper CO MO    16 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, Alexander Head 64 1866 KY KY KY  Widower

 

WILLIAM H. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
William Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Smith, son of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf, was born September 14, 1868 in Kentucky and died September 17, 1937. William married Martealey Green, the dauther of James Green and P. Lewis. Martelley Smith was born August 12, 1869 and died November 6, 1923. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)  

(Link to death certificate of William H. Smith)

(Link to death certificate of Martealey Green Smith)

1900 Jasper CO MO    6 June 1900     Galena Township

SMITH, William Head 31 Sep 1868 KY KY KY  
   Martell Wife 30 Aug 1869 TN TN TN 4 children born, 3 living
   Bertha Dau   6 Jan 1894 MO KY TN  
   Charles Son   3 Aug 1896 MO KY TN  
   Edna Dau   1 Aug 1898 MO KY TN  
   James Brother 26 Dec 1873 IN KY KY  
   Noah Boarder 17 Aug 1882 IN KY KY  

1910 Jasper CO MO    26 April 1910    Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, William Head 41 1869 IN KY KY  
   Martelley Wife 40 1870 TN TN TN 6 children born, 5 living
   Bertha L. Dau 16 1894 MO TN MO  
   Charley Son 13 1897 MO TN MO  
   Edna Dau 11 1899 MO TN MO  
   Caud Son   8 1902 MO TN MO  
   Cleo Son   4 1906 MO TN MO  

1920 Jasper CO MO    5 January 1920    Jopline Township 

SMITH, William H. Head 51 1869 KY KY KY
   Martaley Wife 50 1870 TN TN TN

1930 Jasper CO MO    26 April 1930    Sarcoxie Township 

SMITH, William H. Head 62 1868 KY KY KY
   Carrol C. Son 19 1911 MO KY KY

(Family of George Washington Smith and Manerva Jane Scalf Courtesy of Marvin and Pat Pennington - Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

JAMES ANDERSON SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
James Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

(Link to death certificate of James A. Smith)
 

1900 Jasper CO MO    6 June 1900     Galena Township

SMITH, William Head 31 Sep 1868 KY KY KY  
   Martell Wife 30 Aug 1869 TN TN TN 4 children born, 3 living
   Bertha Dau   6 Jan 1894 MO KY TN  
   Charles Son   3 Aug 1896 MO KY TN  
   Edna Dau   1 Aug 1898 MO KY TN  
   James Brother 26 Dec 1873 IN KY KY  
   Thomas Boarder 27 Nov 1872 IN KY KY Widower
   Noah Boarder 17 Aug 1882 IN KY KY  

 


MARION F. SMITH
Son of
George Washington Smith and Manerva Scalf
Marion Smith<Manerva Scalf<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

(Link to death certificate of Marion Smith)

 


 

CEELY ANN SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson
Ceely Ann<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

Ceely Ann Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson was born 1844 in Tennessee according to the 1860 census. However, on the 1850 census of Clay County, Kentucky it was stated she was born in Kentucky, as well as the 1880 and 1900 census of Knox County, Kentucky.

Ceely Ann’s full name might have been Cecelia Ann Scalf and was probably named for her aunt, Cecelia (Sela) Scalf, sister of her father, Robert. Robert’s uncle, Benjamin Scalf, married Ceely Ann Keziah and we believe that Sela Scalf Lockard (daughter of John Scalf, Sr.) was likely named for her aunt as well. The spelling of Ceely has also been found in the records, as well as Ceely/Cealy and Sela. The spelling of Ceely is most often used in these writings.

Ceely Ann Scalf married Duton May - who from appearance - also signed as a witness to the marriage of her parents, Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson in 1835. Duton May had been married prior to his marriage to Ceely Ann. He was born around 1811 and was 33 years her senior. The children on the 1860 census below were the children of Duton May and his first wife whom we have no information for.

Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf were married January 31, 1860. (Kentucky Marriages - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

According to the 1860 census of Clay County, Kentucky, Ceely Ann was 16 years old when she married Duton May. Duton was 49 years old.

1860 Clay CO KY     5 June 1860     Manchester

MAY, Duton M 49 1811 KY
   Sela Ann F 16 1844 TN
   Lydia F 21 1839 KY
   Emily  F 17 1843 KY
   Andy M 14 1846 KY
   Eliza  F 12 1848 KY
   Mary Ann F   6 1854 KY
   America F   4 1856 KY

In 1870, Willis May, son of Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf May was living in the home of Ceely Ann’s sister, Malinda Scalf Payne. The 1870 census states his age as four years old placing his birth date around 1866. Ceely Ann and Duton were not found in 1870.

1870 Clay CO KY        20 September 1870     Manchester

PAYNE, William M 50 1810 KY  
   Mahaha F 35 KY (Should be Malinda)
   Jacob M 24 1846 KY  
   Malinda F 22 1848 KY  
   Rebecca F 18 1852 KY  
   Peter M 13 1857 KY  
MAY, Willis M   4 1866 KY  

Sometime between 1860 and 1880 Duton May died and Ceely Ann was found living in the home of the Isaac McKinney family in 1880. Listed beneath Sely A. May are two children; Belle May born about 1874, and Misey May (probably Missy/Melissa?) born about 1865. This suggests that these children were children of Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May. However, they cannot be confirmed.

Note that the last child of Duton May and his former wife was born about 1856. He then married Ceely Ann Scalf in 1860. This is the basis for the belief that Belle and Misey were likely daughters of Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf. However, it is very possible that they were relatives of Duton and Ceely Ann, and simply living in the Isaac McKinney home with Ceely Ann in 1880. Ceely (Sely), Belle, and Misey were all listed as servants in the home of Isaac McKinney.

1880 Knox Co KY      22 June 1880        District 7

MCKINNEY, Isaac Head 26 1854 KY KY KY  
   Martha Wife 25 1855 KY KY KY  
   Elizabeth Dau   5 1875 KY KY KY  
   James Son 4/12 1880 KY KY KY  
MAY, Sely A   Servant 33 1847 KY KY KY Widow
     Belle Servant   6 1874 KY KY KY  
     Misey Servant 15 1865 KY KY KY  

By 1900, Cealy Ann Scalf May had married Daniel B. Allen, who appears to have been her third husband. The marriage record of Cealy Ann and D. B. shows that she had been married to a Davis prior to her marriage to D. B. However, we do not have his full name at this time.

(Link to photograph of Barren and Cealy Scalf Allen)

Cealy Ann and D. B. Allen married on 10 March 1899. This marriage was a second marriage for D. B. Allen. He was 49 years old and she was 45.

Knox Co. Marriage Bond Book T
3-10-1899 - Page 71
Groom - 2nd marriage
Bride - 3rd marriage
at: Cealy DAVIS

ALLEN, Barren D., age 49
To: Cealy DAVIS, age 45, b. Knox Co.
Bride’s father: Robert SCALF
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Link to copy of marriage records: (Part 1 & Part 2)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

According to a record at Ancestry.com, D. B. Allen was born 1850 in Virginia and died 24 May 1926 at Ashland, Kentucky.

ID: I28186
Name: Barren Daniel Allen
Sex: M
Birth: 1850 in VA
Death: 24 MAY 1926 in Ashland, KY (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Another record from Ancestry.com shows that D. B. was living in Carroll County, Virginia at Hillsville with his parents, Shadrack and Nancy Allen.

1860 Carroll CO VA     6 August 1860     Hillsville

ALLEN, Shadralk M 40 1820 NC
   Nancy F 35 1825 NC
   Frances F 15 1845 VA
   Alverta J. F 12 1848 VA
   Baron D. M   8 1852 VA
   James A. M   6 1854 VA
   Kimball M   4 1856 VA
   Ellen E. F   2 1858 VA

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

In 1870 Orange County, Indiana, D. B. was still living with his parents.

1870 Orange CO IN      22 July 1870     Greenfield
 

ALLEN, Shadrach M 51 1819 VA
   Nancy F 46 1824 NC
   Baron D. Calb M 20 1850 VA
   James M 17 1853 VA
   Monbra M 15 1855 VA
   Elena F 12 1858 VA
   Estella A. F   9 1861 VA
   Floyd V. D. M   6 1864 VA
   George N. M   3 1867 VA

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

D. B. Allen and his first wife, Eliza Jane, were found living at Greenfield (Orange Co) Indiana in 1880. They had three children at this time.

1880 ORANGE CO IN   12 June 1880     Greenfield Township

ALLEN, Baron D. 29 1851 Farmer VA NC NC
   Eliza J. 25 1855 Keeping house KY KY KY
   James W.   6 1874 Son IA VA KY
   John W.   4 1876 Son IA VA KY
   Wyly M. 9/12 Sep 1869 Son IA VA KY

Between 1880 and 1899, either Eliza Jane died, or they divorced. D. B. was next found on marriage records of Knox County, Kentucky with his second wife, Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis. Therefore, the children of D. B. and Eliza Jane Allen were born 1870-1899.

In the home of D. B. Allen and Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis-Allen in 1900 were the following children:

  1. Wiley Allen - born March 1881 (Son of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane).
  2. Eli Allen - born Jan. 1883. (Son of D.B. Allen and Eliza Jane).
  3. Nancy Allen - born Jan. 1885. (Daughter of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane)
  4. Alice Allen - born March 1887. (Daughter of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane)
  5. Lula Allen - born April 1894. (Daughter of D.B. Allen and Eliza Jane)
  6. Elijah Allen - born Oct. 1896. (Son of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane)

Since there is no 1890 census, we are assuming that all of the above children were children of D. B. Allen and Eliza Jane. This is based on census birth dates, and the marriage records of D. B. Allen and Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis.

Ceely Ann stated on the 1900 census that she had four children with four living. It does not appear that any of her children were in the home of D. B. Allen in 1900.

1900 Knox CO KY      14 June 1900     District 2

ALLEN, Barrion D. Head 49 Oct 1850 VA VA VA Married 2 years  
   Cealie A. Wife 49 Jan 1851 KY KY KY Married 2 years 4 children born, 4 living
   Wiley Son 19 Mar 1881 KY VA KY    
   Eli Son 17 Jan 1883 KY VA KY    
   Nancy Dau 15 Jan 1885 KY VA KY    
   Alice Dau 13 Mar 1887 KY VA KY    
   Lula Dau   6 Apr 1894 KY VA KY    
   Elijah Son   3 Oct 1896 KY VA KY    

We can only confirm that Willis May was the son of Duton May and Ceely/Cealy Ann Scalf from information on the marriage records of Willis May.

1910 Knox CO KY      23 April 1910    Road Fork

ALLEN, D. B. Head 58 1852 KY KY KY Widower
   Ely Son 28 1882 KY KY KY  
   Alice Dau 18 1892 KY KY KY  
   Mary Dau 16 1894 KY KY KY  
   Eliga Son 13 1897 KY KY KY  

The census records suggest the following children were children of Ceely/Cealy Ann Scalf and Duton May. We can only confirm Willis May at this time. However, Ceely/Cealy Ann stated she had four children with four living.

Children of Ceely Ann Scalf and Duton May:

  1. Misey May - born abt. 1865 KY.
  2. Willis May - born abt 1866 KY.
  3. Belle May - born abt. 1874 KY.

We have no information at this time concerning the fourth child of Ceely/Cealy Ann (Scalf) May-Davis-Allen. This child, who might have died, however, would have been living in 1900.

The 1910 census reveals that Ceely Ann (Scalf) May-Allen died 1900-1910. Her husband, D. B. Allen, was then listed as widowed in 1910.

 


WILLIS MAY
Son of
Duton May & Ceely Ann Scalf
Willis May<Ceely Ann<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Willis May, son of Duton May and Ceely Ann Scalf was born about 1866 (census). He was found on the 1870 Clay County, Kentucky census in the home of his aunt and uncle, William Payne and Malinda Scalf. His parents were not found in 1870 but his mother was found living in the home of Isaac McKinney in 1880 and remarried to D. B. Allen by 1900.

Willis was not found on the 1880 census, but appears on the1900 Knox County, Kentucky census where he was boarding with Joseph Hammons.

Marriages of Knox County, Kentucky reveal that Willis had been married three times. His first wife was Luvey Hubbard whom he married June 21, 1888 in Knox County. After her death he married Lizzie Gray on April 19, 1893 in Knox County, Kentucky.

Willis and Lizzie divorced and Willis remarried to Nancy Belle McKinney who had been married prior to this marriage and was divorced. She was the daughter of Isaac and Martha McKinney. Recall that Willis’ mother, Ceely Ann Scalf May was living in the home of Isaac McKinney in 1880.

Nancy Belle McKinney was not the same person as Belle McKinney living in the McKinney home in 1880. Belle from the McKinney home (1880) was born about 1874. Nancy Belle McKinney, wife of Willis was born about 1885. Note that Willis May did not give his father’s name when he married Nancy Belle McKinney June 18, 1910. He did state that his father was Dudley (aka Duton) May when he married Lizzie Gray.

It does not appear that Willis May was raised by his parents for he was living with his aunt and uncle at the age of four years old in 1860. His father was not found in 1880 but his mother was in the McKinney home in that year. Willis never appeared on a census record with either of his parents.

The 1870 Clay County, Kentucky census of William and Malinda Scalf Payne is listed here to show Willis May living in their home in 1870.

1870 Clay CO KY        20 September 1870     Manchester

PAYNE, William M 50 1810 KY  
   Mahaha F 35 1835 KY (Should be Malinda)
   Jacob M 24 1846 KY  
   Malinda F 22 1848 KY  
   Rebecca F 18 1852 KY  
   Peter M 13 1857 KY  
MAY, Willis M   4 1866 KY  

The author believes that Willis May left the Clay/Knox County area 1870 - 1880. Although it cannot be confirmed at this time, it is possible that Willis made his way to Ohio County, Kentucky where a Willis May was found in the home of Charles and Mary Haynes at Fordsville Precinct of Ohio County listed as a farm laborer. However, this may not be the same Willis May.

1880 Ohio CO KY     25 June 1880     Fordsville Precinct

HAYNES, Charles E. Head 42 1838 KY ?? KY Farmer
   Mary Wife 38 1842 KY KY KY  
MAY, Willis   17 1863 KY KY KY Farm hand

Marriage records of Knox County, Kentucky reveal that Willis married first to Luvey Hubbard in 1888 Knox County.

WILLIS MAY and LUVEY HUBBARD
Knox Co., KY Marriage Bond Book Q, #554
Marriage: Jun 21, 1888, Knox County, Kentucky  
Groom - first marriage
Bride - first marriage
@Clay Hubbard
Willis May - age 21, residence: Knox CO, KY
to
Luvey Hubbard - age 14, residence: Knox CO, KY

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to marriage record)

Luvey Hubbard May died before 1893 and Willis then married Lizzie Gray in 1893. Willis stated his father was Dudley May and his mother was Selia Scalf of Knox County.

WILLIS MAY and LIZZIE GRAY:
Knox Co., KY Marriage Bond Book Q, #554
Marriage: Apr 13, 1893, Knox County, Kentucky
Willis May - age 27, born: Knox CO, KY
Groom - second marriage
Father: Dudley May
Mother: Selia Scalf, born: Knox CO, KY
To
Lizzie Gray - age 19, born: Knox CO, KY
Bride - first marriage
Father: Dink Marlow, born: Knox CO, KY
Mother: Mahala Gray, born: Knox CO, KY
@ Wm May

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to marriage records: (Part 1) & (Part 2)

On the 1900 census of Knox County, Kentucky, Willis May was living in the home of Joseph Hammons. Wilkerson Broughton was living four houses away in household No. 119. Milton Scalf, son of William Scalf and Joicy (Jackson) Scalf were living in household No. 120, next door to Wilkerson. Milton was a grandson of Peter and Lotty Scalf. Joseph Hammons was living in household No. 125. Other Broughton families were living nearby.

1900 Knox Co KY     11 June 1900     Precinct 5

HAMMONS, Joseph Head 27 1873 KY KY KY
   Nannie Wife 15 1885 KY KY KY
   Verna Dau   7 1893 KY KY KY
   Leonard Son   4 1896 KY KY KY
   Sallie Dau   3 1897 KY KY KY
MAY, Willis Boarder 34 Apr 1866 KY KY KY

During this period, Willis married Ellen Broughton, a daughter of Wilkerson Broughton and Nancy Scalf. Ellen’s great-grandfather, Peter Scalf and Willis’ grandfather, Robert Scalf, are brothers.

WILLIS MAY and ELLEN BROUGHTON:
Marriage: March 16, 1901, Knox County, Kentucky
Knox Co., KY Marriage Bond Book K, #205
03-26-1901
Number of marriages of groom - 3   (Link to marriage document)
Number of marriages of bride - 1
@ Wilks Broughton
Willis May [31] Clay
to
Ellen Broughton [16] Knox
Married at residence of brides parents

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

In June of 1910, Willis married Nancy Belle (McKinney) Clark, daughter of Isaac and Martha McKinney. Nancy stated she was divorced from her fist husband. Willis’ mother Ceely Ann Scalf May was living with the Isaac McKinney family in 1880 Knox County.

On her marriage record, Nancy stated she was 25 in 1910 and Willis stated he was about 40 years old. Nancy would have been born about 1885. Willis’ age calculates to a birth date of 1870. He was actually born 1865-1866 and should have been 45 or 46. Willis did not state his father’s name but stated his mother was Celia Ann May.

If Nancy’s age was stated correctly, she had not been born when Ceely Ann Scalf was living with Nancy’s parents in 1880.

WILLIS MAY and NANCY BELLE MCKINNEY CLARK
Knox Co. Marriage Book W
Marriage: June 18, 1910
Groom: third marriage - first wife dead; 2nd wife - divorced
Willis May, age: about 40
Residence: Knox Co.; born:  Knox CO, KY
Mother:  Celia Ann MAY
To: CLARK, Nancy Belle McKINNEY, age 25
Res:  Knox Co.; born:  Knox Co.
2nd marriage - lst husband divorced
father:  Isaac McKINNEY, b. Knox Co.
mother:  Martha McKINNEY, b. Knox Co.

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to marriage record)

Nancy was living with her parents at Road Fork on Stinking Creek in Knox County, Kentucky when the census was enumerated in April of 1910. Nancy stated she was divorced and had two children with two children living. There were two grandchildren of Isaac and Martha McKinney in the home; however, the surname was not Clark. The index lists them as Wilson.  They are listed as Wilson also on the 1920 census, which is more legible than the 1910 census.

One son was Charlie or Worley (spelling illegible) was five years old and Garret was one year and eight months old. They were still living with their grandparents in 1920 and the names were listed as Charlie Wilson and Garrad Wilson.

We cannot confirm these children to be Nancy’s children and they may have been the children of one of Nancy’s siblings. The census page from 1910 was not dated but the previous page states 15 April 1910 and this is probably the date for this page as well. If so, the census was enumerated two months before Nancy’s marriage to Willis May.

Willis and Nancy were not found in 1920 or 1930 and it is unknown if they remained together or divorced, or when they died. We also have no information on any children from this marriage. If Willis had any children at all from either marriage it is unknown at this time.

Isaac and Martha McKinney were still living in Knox County, Kentucky in 1930; however, their two grandsons had left home by 1930.

 


 

GREENBERRY SCALF
 Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson 
Greenberry<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Greenberry Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson was born about 1847 in Kentucky and enlisted in the same unit as his father, Robert Scalf, in the Civil War. It is reported that Greenberry died at Camp Burnside in Kentucky. He would have been very young at this time.

Note: Green B Scalf, the cousin of Greenberry Scalf, is the son of Ira Scalf and was discussed in the Ira Scalf chapter.

Green B. Scalf enlisted with Company B, 47th Kentucky Volunteer Mounted Infantry in September 5, 1863, but he did not report for duty and was listed as a deserter. However, as seen below, Greenberry didn’t actually deserted. The reason he did not report for duty with that unit is because he enlisted with another unit two weeks later. Since the change was from mounted infantry to regular infantry, we can speculate that Greenberry was unable to provide his own horse.

Name: Greenbury Scalf
Enlistment Date: 1 Jun 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Kentucky
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 01 June 1863
Enlisted in Company F, 49th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 19 September 1863.
Discharged Company F, 49th Infantry Regiment Kentucky on 12 July 1864 in Camp Burnside, KY

 

Name: Greenbury Scalf
Service Info: PVT US ARMY CIVIL WAR
Death Date: 12 Jul 1864
Cemetery: Mill Springs National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: R. R. 2, P. O. Box 172 Nancy, KY 42544
Buried At: Section D Site 183

 


 

WILLIAM M. SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf & Martha Patsy Jackson
William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

William M. Scalf, son of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf was born September 19, 1848 in Kentucky and died February 22, 1922 in Jefferson County, Indiana. William married Mary Elizabeth Denning July 22, 1869 in Jefferson County, Indiana (Scalf Family History, pg. 166). They were found in Switzerland County, Indiana living next door to Louisa Ostrander in 1880.

(Link to William Scalf death certificate)

William’s brothers, Great Britton and Robert were in the home of Louisa Ostrander in 1880. We have no knowledge of a relationship between the Ostrander family and the family of Robert Scalf.

William and Mary Elizabeth Denning Scalf moved to Trimble County, KY by 1900 and were still there in 1910; however, by 1920, they had moved to Jefferson County, Indiana.

There are a total of seven children on the 1880, 1900 and 1910 censuses. Mary stated in 1900 that she had 10 children born with 7 living. Scalf Family History lists 8 children. Scalf Family History also states that Hugh died young. He was not listed on the 1900 census.

Ellenora from the 1880 census was probably Nora listed in Scalf Family History. The other children are all listed in Scalf Family History. One child, Cora, listed in Scalf Family History, is not listed on the census records and we cannot confirm that Cora was a child of William and Mary E. Denning Scalf; however, we have listed her family as stated in Scalf Family History.

1880    Switzerland CO IN  

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 KY  -  -
(Denning), Mary  Wife 27 1853 IN IN IN
   Julia Dau   9 1871 IN IN IN
   Clara Dau   6 1872 IN IN IN
   Robert Son   4 1873 IN IN IN
   Hugh Son   2 1878 IN IN IN
   Ellenora Dau 1/12 May 1880 IN IN IN

1900  Trimble Co KY   18 June 1900     East Milton Precinct

SCALF, William Head 51 May 1849 KY VA KY  
   Mary E. Wife 46 Mar 1854 IN IN IN 10 children born, 7 living
   William A. Son 16 Jun 1884 IN KY IN  
   Thomas M. Son 13 Jul 1887 IN KY IN  
   Clara Dau   9 Feb 1891 IN KY IN  

1910  Trimble Co KY   26 April 1910    East Milton Precinct

SCALF, William Head 60 1850 KY VA KY  
   Mary E. Wife 56 1854 IN IN IN 10 children born, 7 living

1920  Jefferson Co IN   10 & 12 January 1920     Smyrna

SCALF, William Head 70 1850 KY Scotland KY
   Mary E. Wife 65 1855 IN IN IN

The children of William M. Scalf and Mary E. Denning as follows: (Scalf Family History, page 167 - and expanded by Stephen Scalf due to additional research)

  1. Julia Ann Scalf - born Jan. 1, 1871 - died Jan. 7, 1934. Married William Thayer.
  2. Edward Scalf - born 1872 and died December 15, 1893 in Trimble Co. KY.
  3. Cora L. Scalf - born Mar. 1874 - died Aug. 30, 1931 in Oilton, Oklahoma. Married 1) Charles Edwin Imel 2) William Melton.
  4. Robert Enoch Scalf - born Feb. 23, 1875 - died Nov. 25, 1949. Married 1) Liza J. Emel Oct. 4, 1893, Jefferson Co. Ind. 2) Sophia E. Sherlock Sep. 5, 1901, Marion Co. Ind.
  5. Hugh Scalf - born 1878 - died before 1900.
  6. Ellenora Scalf - born May 19, 1880 - died July 28, 1955 in Indianapolis. Married Jeremiah Dean Knipe.
  7. William Avery Scalf (b. 1883) married Minnie Wingham Mar. 3,1901 Trimble Co. KY.
  8. Thomas M. Scalf married Nonie Mullingan Jun. 27, 1905, Wells Co. Ind.
  9. Clara Edith Scalf married Ernest Armstrong Mar. 24, 1907 Trimble Co. KY.

 

JULIA ANN SCALF
Daughter of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Julia<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Julia Ann Scalf, the daughter of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning was born January 1871 in Indiana and died on January 7, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Julia was buried on January 9, 1934 - Memorial Park Cemetery Records, Indianapolis, Indiana (Find-A-Grave). Julia married (1) James W. Jackson on November 25, 1886 in Jefferson County, Indiana. (Jefferson County Indiana; Marriages 1873-1899 (Books 13 through 18), Part I Grooms Part II Brides; Book: 15; Page: 496). (Courtesy of Stephen Scalf)

Julia married (2) Joshua Thayer on November 5, 1894. (Marion County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Record 1891 - 1895 Inclusive Vol, Original Record Located: County Clerk’s Office Ind; Book: 238) This family was found 1900-1930 in Indiana. Jesse P. Jackson, age 13, is listed on the 1900 Marion County, Indiana census as a daughter born 1887. Jessie Pearl Jackson was born on April 13, 1887 which coincides with her age in the 1900 Census that shows her as a step-daughter to Joshua Thayer. (Courtesy of Stephen Scalf)

Julia and Joshua had four children:

  1. Iva Thayer (1896-1980)
  2. Charles Lewis Thayer (1906-1969)
  3. Cora Erilla Thayer (1910-2002)
  4. Nora Elizabeth Thayer (1913-2003). (Courtesy of Stephen Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Julia Ann Thayer)

Their family is listed below on census records. We have no further information for Julia. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Obituary of Joshua H. Thayer:

Joshua H. Thayer, 71, of 4424 Avondale drive, died Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock at the Lutheran hospital after being ill three weeks. He had been employed at the S. F. Bowser and Company plant.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ivy Shirley and Mrs. Cora Thomas, both of Fort Wayne, Mrs. Nora Koop of Muncie; a step-daughter, Mrs. Jessie Bear of Madison; a son, Charles of Indianapolis; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. The body was taken to Mungovan & Sons' mortuary and will be removed late today to Indianapolis for services and burial.

Journal-Gazette, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Monday 31 Aug 1943, p. 2:7

1900 Marion CO IN     20 June 1900     Washington Township

THAYER, Joshua Head 27 Mar 1873 IN IN IN  
   Julia Wife 29 Jan 1871 IN KY IN 2 children born, 2 living
   Iva Dau   4 Apr 1896 IN IN IN  
JACKSON, Jesse P. Dau 13 Apr 1887 IN IN IN  

1910 Marion CO IN     19 April 1910    Center Township   Indianapolis 

THAYER, Joshua H. Head 38 1872 IN IN IN  
   Julia A. Wife 39 1871 IN KY IN 3 children born, 3 living
   Ivy P. Dau 14 1896 IN IN IN  
   Charles S. Son   3 1907 IN IN IN  

1920 Hendricks CO IN   29 January 1920   Center Township

THAYER, J. H. Head 48 1872 IN IN IN
   Julia Wife 49 1871 IN KY IN
   Chas Son 13 1907 IN IN IN
   Cora Dau   8 1912 IN IN IN
   Nora Dau   6 1914 IN IN IN

1930 Marion CO IN     15 April 1930    Center Township

THAYER, Joshua H. Head 58 1872 IN IN IN  
   Julia A. Wife 59 1871 IN KY IN  
   Cora Dau 19 1911 IN IN IN Divorced
   Nora Dau 16 1914 IN IN IN  
PEELMAN, Hollie G-Dau 13 1917 KY IN IN (Daughter of Ivy)
THOMAS, Eugene G-son 2 6/12 1927 IN IN IN (Son of Cora)
   Galko? G-Dau 8/12 1929 IN IN IN (Daughter of Cora)

 

JESSE PEARL JACKSON
Daughter of
Julia Scalf & James W. Jackson
Jesse<Julia<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Jesse P. Jackson, the daughter of James W. Jackson & Julia Scalf was born April 13, 1887 in Indiana and died January 6, 1950. Jesse is buried in Dupont, Jefferson County, Indiana. Jesse Jackson married (1) John Lewis Macy on July 18, 1904 in Wells County, Indiana and (2) Irven Tyrus Bear on November 10, 1928 in Trimble County, Kentucky.

Children of John Macy & Jesse Jackson:

  1. Hazel E. Macy (1906-1976)
  2. Dorothy L. Macy (1911-2007)
  3. Raymond Jewel Macy (1914-1979)
  4. Lois Ilene Macy (1916-1969)
  5. Ruby Lorene Macy (1918-1995)
  6. Larel Fern Macy (1021-1993)

1910 Marion CO IN          20 April 1910        Center Township

MACY, John L. Head 39 1871 NC UNK UNK Married 7 years Laborer - Auto Co
   Jesse Wife 24 1886 IN UNK IN Married 7 years 1 child born, 1 living
   Hazel Dau   3 1907 IN IN IN    

1930 Rush CO IN           21 April 1930        Posey Township

MACY, John Head 54 1876 NC NC NC Widower Laborer - General Farm
   Raymond Son 16 1914 IN NC IN    
   Lois Dau 14 1916 IN NC IN    
   Ruby Dau 11 1919 IN NC IN    
   Laurel Dau   9 1921 IN NC IN    

 

CHARLES L. THAYER
Son of
Joshua H. Thayer & Julia Ann Scalf
Charles Thayer<Julia<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Charles L. Thayer, son of Joshua Thayer and Julia Ann Scalf, was born about 1907 in Indiana (census). Charles and wife Emma A. were found with their son, Charles, on the 1930 Marion County, Indiana census. No further information is known. (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1930 Marion CO IN     15 April 1930    Center Township

THAYER, Charles L. Head 23 1907 IN IN IN
   Emma A. Wife 24 1906 IN Germany Germany
   Charles R. Son 3 2/12 1927 IN IN IN

 

CORA L. SCALF
Daughter of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Cora<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Cora L. Scalf, the daughter of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning was born about 1872 in Indiana. Cora married (1) Charles Edward Imel on April 29, 1890 in Jefferson County, Indiana and they had one daughter, Ruth Imel. Charles was the brother of Eliza Imel who married Robert Enoch Scalf, the brother of Cora Scalf. Cora and Robert Scalf are found living with their parents in the 1880 Switzerland County, Indiana census. Cora Scalf Imel married (2) William A. Melton on April 29, 1902.

Cora L. Melton died on August 30, 1931 in Creek County, Oklahoma. However, she is buried at the Fairmount Cemetery in Madison County, Indiana. Cora’s parents, William M. Scalf & Mary Elizabeth Denning Scalf, are buried in the Fairmount Cemetery.

(Link to marriage document of Charles Imel and Cora Scalf )

1880    Switzerland CO IN  

SCALF, William Head 30 1850 KY  -  -
(Denning), Mary Wife 27 1853 IN IN IN
   Julia Dau   9 1871 IN IN IN
   Clara Dau   6 1872 IN IN IN
   Robert Son   4 1873 IN IN IN
   Hugh Son   2 1878 IN IN IN
   Ellenora Dau 1/12 May 1880 IN IN IN

Since the 1890 census was lost the next time we find William and Cora Imel is on the 1900 Marion County, Indiana census. They are living in Indianapolis, Indiana.

1900 Marion CO IN         7 June 1900        Indianapolis

IMEL, Charles E. Head 33 Mar 1867 IN IN IN Married 10 years Machinist
   Cora E. Wife 26 Mar 1874 IN KY IL Married 10 years 2 children born, 1 living
   Ruth E. Dau   5 Nov 1894 IN IN IN    
PAVY, Della Lodger 30 Mar 1870 IN GERM IN Divorced  

1910 Trimble CO KY        2 May 1910         East Milton Precinct

MELTON, William A. Head 39 1871 IL IN KY Married 8 years, first time  
  Cora L. Wife 36 1874 IN KY IL Married 8 years, 2nd time 3 children born, 1 living
IMEL, Ruth Step Dau 15 1895 IN IN IL    
STAPLES, Edith Boarder 95 1815 KY KY KY Widow  

Ruth Emel, the daughter of Charles and Cora Emel married Dilver Peelman on June 22, 1910. (Link to marriage document)

1920 Creek CO OK       28 January 1920      Tiger Township

MELTON, William A. Head 49 1871 IL IN KY Oil Worker
   Cora Wife 46 1874 IN KY IL  
   Dean Son   9 1911 KY IL IN  

1930 Creek CO OK       5 April 1930      Tiger Township

MELTON, William A. Head 54 1876 IL IN IL
   Cora L. Wife 52 1878 IN KY IN

1940 McPherson CO KS         20 April 1940        Turkey Creek

MELTON, William A. Head 68 1872 IL Pumper - oil production
   Esther Wife 43 1897 LA  
   Billy Dale Son   1 1939 KS  

William A. Melton died about 1962 in Oklahoma.

 

ELLENORA SCALF
Daughter of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Ellenora<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Nora Scalf, the daughter of William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning was born May 19, 1880 and died July 28, 1955 in Marion County, Indiana. Nora married Jeremiah Dean Knipe.

(Link to Ella Nora Knipe death certificate)

(Link to Jeremiah Dean Knipe death certificate)

1900 Marion CO IN       20 June 1900       Washington

KNIPE, J. D. Head 29 Nov 1870 IN Germany Germany married 3 years  
   Nora Wife 20 May 1880 IN KY IN married 3 years 1 born, 1 living
   Carol A. Son   2 Aug 1897 IN IN IN    

1910 Marion CO IN       26 April 1910       Washington

KNIPE, Jeremiah Head 39 1871 IN Germany Germany married 13 years  
   Nora Wife 29 1881 IN KY IN married 13 years 4 born, 4 living
   Carl Son 12 1898 IN IN IN    
   Emma Dau   9 1901 IN IN IN    
   Alma Dau   6 1904 IN IN IN    
   Hester Dau   3 1907 KY IN IN    
KINDES, Ernest Boarder 25 1885 KY Switzerland KY    
Bailey, Jacob Boarder 15 1895 IN UNK UNK    

1920 Marion CO IN       3 January 1920       Washington

KNIPE, J. Dean Head 49 1871 IN Germany Germany  
   Nora Wife 39 1881 IN KY IN  
   Emma Dau 19 1901 IN IN IN  
   Alma Dau 16 1904 IN IN IN  
   Hester Dau 13 1907 KY IN IN  
   Britton Son   9 1911 IN IN IN  (Link to death certificate)
   Giltner Son   7 1913 IN IN IN  
   John Son   5 1915 IN IN IN  

1930 Marion CO IN       22 April 1930       Washington

KNIPE, J. D. Head 59 1871 IN Germany Germany
   Nora Wife 49 1881 IN KY IN
   Giltner Son 17 1913 IN IN IN
   John Son 15 1915 IN IN IN
   Ernest Son   9 1921 IN IN IN

1940 Marion CO IN       11 April 1940       Indianapolis

CHRITENSEN, Christian Head 34 1906 IN  
   Hester Wife 33 1907 KY  
   Weil So 12 1928 IN  
   Wane Son   9 1931 IN  
   Sharon Son   2 1938 IN  
KNIPE, Nora Mother in law 59 1881 IN Widow

 

ROBERT ENOCH SCALF
Son of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Robert<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Enoch Scalf was born February 24, 1877 and died November 25, 1949. Scalf Family History states that Robert married first to Eliza J. Imel October 4, 1893 in Jefferson County, Indiana and they were the parents of Frank and Charles Edwin Scalf. Frank is believed to have died young.

(Link to Robert Scalf death certificate)

(Link to Sophia E. Scalf death certificate)

Robert and Liza were not found on the census records but Robert and his second wife, Sophia E. Sherlock were found in 1910 in Shelby County, Indiana. She was the daughter of Daniel H. Sherlock and Louise Detmer.  Frank and Charles were found in the home in 1910. Frank is listed as William F. and Charles as Charlie E. William F. was not found on the 1920 census in the home so he may have died 1910-1920.

Several children are listed in Scalf Family History that do not appear on the census records and are assumed to have died. The following census records can be compared to Scalf Family History, pages 165-170.

The 1900 Jefferson County, Indiana census reveals that Liza (Eliza) was living in the home of her parents Benjamin and Isabella Imel. Frank and Edward were in the home. It appears that Robert and Liza were separated or divorced at this time.

Eliza Scalf died August 9, 1900 and is buried in Sec. 27 Twp. 4N Range 11E. Her tombstone reads: Eliza Scalf, wife of Robert, Dec 20, 1876 - Aug 9, 1900. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery records, Milton Township, Jefferson County, Indiana.

1900 Jefferson CO IN     20 June 1900     Madison Township

IMEL, Benj. Head 54 Oct 1845 IN IN IN  
   Isabella Wife 50 Jul 1849 KY KY KY 9 children born, 9 living
   Walter   Son 19 Oct 1880 IN IN KY  
   Bessie Dau 16 Dec 1883 IN IN KY  
   Emma Dau 13 Dec 1886 IN IN KY  
   Charley Son 10 Sep 1889 IN IN KY  
SCALF, Eliza Dau 24 Dec 1875 IN IN KY  
SCALF, Frank G-son   5 Sep 1894 KY IN IN  
SCALF, Edward G-son   4 May 1896 KY KY IN  

Robert Enoch Scalf was found living in Shelby County, Indiana in 1910 with his second wife Sophia E. Sherlock. A son, William F. born 1895 is in the home and appears to be William Frank, son of Robert Enoch Scalf and Eliza Imel. Their son, Charles Edward, (listed here as Charlie E) was also in the home. This suggests that Eliza J. Imel Scalf had died 1900-1910; however, we cannot confirm this.

1910  Shelby Co IN    28 April 1910    Addison Township

SCALF, Robert E. Head 34 1876 IN KY KY
   Sophia E. Wife 28 1882 KY IN Germany
   William F. Son 15 1895 KY IN IN
   Charlie E. Son 13 1897 KY IN IN
   Julia E. Dau   5 1905 IN IN KY
   Mary G. Dau   4 1906 IN IN KY
   Norma Dau 8/12 1909 IN IN KY

Robert enlisted for the draft of WWII and a transcribed copy of his draft card is listed here. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

WWI Registration Card

Name: Robert Enoch Scalf
Age: 42
Home Address: Rising Sun, Ohio County, IN (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: February 24, 1876
Employed: Farmer
Nearest Contact: Wife, Elizabeth Scalf - Rising Sun, Ohio County,  IN 
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark Brown
Date: September 12, 1918

Robert and Sophia were found in 1920 living in Ohio County, Indiana. William Frank was not found in the home at this time; however, Charles Edward is still living in the home. It is reported that William Frank died. If correct, he probably died 1910-1920 for he was listed in his father’s home in 1910.

1920  Ohio County IN      17 & 19 January 1920     Randolph Township 

SCALF, Robert E. Head 43 1877 IN KY IN
   Sophia E. Wife 38 1882 KY IN Germany
   Edward Son 23 1897 KY IN KY
   Julia Dau 15 1905 IN IN KY
   Mary L. Dau 13 1907 IN IN KY
   Norma Dau   9 1911 IN IN KY
   Robert E. Son   8 1912 IN IN KY
   Anna A. Dau   5 1915 IN IN KY
   William H. Son 3 8/12 1916 IN IN KY
   Mable I. Dau 1 7/12 1918 IN IN KY
   Raymond L. Son 4/12 1919 IN IN KY

1930  Ohio CO Indiana       19 May 1930     Randolph Township

SCALF, Robert Head 54 1876 IN KY IN
   Sophia E. Wife 48 1882 KY IN Germany
   Robert Son 18 1912 IN IN IN
   Alameda Dau 15 1915 IN IN IN
   William Son 14 1916 IN IN IN
   Irene Dau 12 1918 IN IN IN
   Raymond Son 10 1920 IN IN IN
   Betty L. Dau   5 1925 IN IN IN

1940 Ohio CO IN       26 April 1940      Randolph

SCALF, Robert E. Head 64 1876 IN
   Sophia E. Wife 59 1881 KY
   Raymond L. Son 20 1920 IN
   Betty Lois Dau 13 1927 IN

Children of Robert Enoch Scalf and Sophia Sherlock: (Scalf Family History, page 168)

  1. Thelma M. Scalf (born 1901 - died February 26, 1904)
  2. Clora Louise Scalf (born August 26, 1903 - died September 1, 1903)  (Link to death certificate)
  3. Julia Scalf (born 1904). Married Ferdinand Williams.
  4. Mary Scalf (born 1906). Married Merle Williams.
  5. Norma Scalf (born 1910). Married Alvy Shafner.
  6. Robert E. Scalf (born 1911). Married Esther Rabe.
  7. Almeda Scalf (born 1914). Married Cecil Rice.
  8. Irene Scalf (born 1918). Married Harold Clifton.
  9. Raymond Scalf (born 1919) Married Donna Gibbs.
  10. Hugh Scalf (born 1924 - died 1924).
  11. Betty Lois Scalf (born - 1927).  (Link to death certificate)

Children of Julia Scalf and Ferdinand Williams:
  1. Donald Williams
  2. Harold Gene Williams

Children of Mary Scalf and Merle Williams:
  1. Raymond Scalf
  2. Kenneth Scalf

Children of Norma Scalf and Alvy Shafner:
  1. Jack Shafner
  2. Faye Shafner
  3. Donna Shafner

Child of Almeda Scalf and Cecil Rice:
  1. Judith Rice

Child of William Scalf and Ruth Seikman:
  1. Larry Scalf

Children of Irene Scalf and Harold Clifton:
  1. William Harold Clifton, Jr.
  2. Audry Clifton

Child of Raymond Scalf and Donna Gibbs:
  1. Ronald Scalf

WILLIAM FRANK SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Eliza J. Imel
William<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Frank Scalf, son of Robert Enoch Scalf and Eliza J. (Liza) Imel was born September 6, 1894. William Scalf died April 21, 1912 in Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana. Harry must have been the nickname for William F. Scalf. He is listed as Harry Scalf on his death certificate.

(Link to death certificate of Harry Scalf)

OBITUARY:

SUDDENLY SUMMONED
Death of Frank Scalf Sunday Midnight.

Mr. Frank Scalf, aged eighteen years, died suddenly last midnight of heart disease at the home of Mr. David Ryker, on North Walnut street. He was the son of Robert Scalf, of Trimble County, Kentucky, his mother, who was a niece of Mr. John Melton, of this city, being dead. His uncle, Mr. George Imel, came in at noon from Columbus after receiving the news of his death. Frank was a young man of fine character, highly esteemed by those who knew him, and was employed as a workman at the C.B. Melish Pearl Button Factory. It had been his ambition later on to make a study of architecture and follow that occupation for a livelihood. The burial will be at Pleasant Ridge.

Madison Courier, Madison, Jefferson Co., Indiana, 22 Apr. 1912 p. 1:2

 

CHARLES EDWARD SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Eliza J. Imel
Charles E<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Charles Edward (Edwin) Scalf, son of Robert Enoch Scalf and Eliza J. (Liza) Imel was born May 24, 1896 in Milton, Kentucky (WWI Draft Registration Card) and died on 26 Mar 1942 in Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana. Charles married first to Iva McNutt January 20, 1917 in Ohio County, Indiana. She was the daughter of John McNutt and Emma F. Hughes. (Scalf Family History, page 168)

Iva McNutt Scalf was found on the 1920 census in the home of her parents. No children were reported from this marriage in Scalf Family History and none appear on the census of 1920 in the home with Iva.

Shortly after the marriage of Charles and Iva, Charles registered for the draft of WWI.

WWI Registration Card
Name: Charles E. Scalf
Age: 21
Home Address: Rising Sun, IN  (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: May 24, 1896
Born: Milton, KY
Employed: Farming
Married: Wife
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Light Blue
Color of Hair: Light Brown
Date: June 5, 1917 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1920  Switzerland County IN      January 1920    Posey Township

MCNUTT, John Head 67 1853 IN PA NY
   Emma Wife 54 1866 KY IRE IRE
   John Son 19 1901 IN IN KY
   William  Son 18 1902 IN IN KY
SCALF, Iva Dau 21 1899 IN IN KY
FISHER, Henry Boarder 56 1864 IN IN IN
ROYLO, John Boarder 68 1852 IN IN IN

Charles then married Beulah Ryle Smith April 13, 1922 in Ohio County, Indiana. Beulah had a son, George Lancelot Smith, from a previous marriage. Beulah died February 5, 1974 in Dearborn County, Indiana.

(Link to Beulah Scalf death certificate)

1930  Switzerland Co IN     23 April 1930    Posey Township 

SCALF, Edwin C. Head 33 1897 KY KY KY (Charles)
   Beulah M. Wife 31 1899 KY KY KY  
   Lanclot Son 11 1919 IN KY KY  
   Max E. Son   4 1926 IN KY KY  

1940 Ohio CO IN       30 April 1940        Randolph

SCALF, C. Edwin Head 44 1896 KY
   Beulah  Wife 41 1899 KY
SMITH, Lanselot Step son 21 1919 IN
SCALF, Max E. Son 14 1926 IN

1950 Ohio CO IN       1 May 1950      Rising Sun

SCALF, Beulah Head 55 1895 IN Widow

Obituary of Beulah Scalf:IN

Funeral services for Beulah Scalf, 74 Mulberry St., Rising Sun, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, from Humphrey Taylor Funeral Home. Mrs. Helen Ray will be organist, Rev. Jerry Wheeler will be officiating minister and burial will be in Cedar Hedge Cemetery.

Mrs. Scalf was born April 19, 1899, in Boone County, Kentucky. She died at Terrace View Nursing Home Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 5, where she had been taken for therapy treatment.

She suffered a stroke in her home several days ago and was a patient in Dearborn County Hospital until Monday.

She was a retired post office employee and a member of the Eastern Star, Business and Professional Women’s Club and the United Methodist Church.

She retired Feb 28, 1969, after 27 years in the post office. Prior to her post office employment, she worked for three years as an operator for Ohio River Telephone Co.

She also devoted several hours each week volunteer work at Dearborn County Hospital. Survivors include two sons, Max E. Scalf, Hamilton, Ohio, and George Lance Smith, Aurora, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one brother, Louis Ryle, Boone County, Kentucky.

Visitation at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. today (Thursday).

Recorder, Rising Sun, Ohio Co., Indiana, Thursday, 7 Feb 1979; p. 6:4

 

MAX EDWIN SCALF
Son of
Charles E. Scalf & Beulah Smith
Max<Charles E<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Max Edwin Scalf, Son of Charles E. Scalf & Beulah Smith, was born May 24, 1925. Max Edwin Scalf married first to Katherine Marie Calvert 1945.

Child of Max Edwin Scalf and Katherine Marie Calvert:

  1. Max Edwin Scalf, Jr. (born March 24, 1946) Married Marylin Sue Vinup
    Children of Max Edwin Scalf, Jr. and Marylin Sue Vinup:
    1. Nicholas Scalf (born February 22, 1968) Ipswitch, England.
    2. Michelle Scalf (born October 22, 1971) Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

Max Edwin Scalf married second to Kathryn Marie Brady April 22, 1950 in Auroro Indiana.

Children of Max Edwin Scalf and Kathryn Marie Brady:

  1. Ricky Lynn Scalf (born August 1, 1951). Married Kathleen Anne Conese January 31, 1969.
    Children of Ricky Lynn Scalf and Kathleen Anne Conese:
    1. Jeffrey Lee Scalf (born March 4, 1970) Hamilton, Ohio.
    2. Brian Christopher Scalf (born December 18, 1972) Hamilton, Ohio.
    3. Carolyn Anne Scalf (born December 2, 1976) Hamilton, Ohio.

  2. Shari Marie Scalf (born July 8, 1955).

 

MARY LEONA SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
Mary<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mary Scalf, the daughter of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock was born April 6, 1906 and died August 26, 1987. Mary married Merle Williams.

(Link to Merle Williams and Mary Scalf marriage document)

(Link to Mary L. Williams death certificate)

1930 Marion CO IN       14 April 1930        Indianapolis

WILLIAMS, Merle Head 27 1903 IN IN IN
   Mary Wife 24 1906 IN IN KY
   Raymond Son   5 1925 IN IN IN
   Kenneth  Son 3 10/12 1926 IN IN IN

1940 Marion CO IN       12-13 April 1940        Indianapolis

WILLIAMS, J. Merle Head 37 1903 IN
   Mary Wife 34 1906 IN
   Raymond Son 15 1925 IN
   Kenneth Son 13 1927 IN

 

ROBERT ENOCH SCALF, JR.
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
Robert<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Robert Scalf, the son of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock, was born July 18, 1911 in Ohio County, IN and died April 1, 1992. Robert married Esther Rabe.

(Link to Esther Mae Scalf death certificate)

1940 Dearborn CO IN        2 April 1940       Lawrenceburg

SCALF, Robert E. Head 28 1912 IN
   Esther Wife 27 1913 MO

 

ALMEDA SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
Almeda<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Almeda Scalf, the daughter of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock was born September 15, 1914 and died June 22, 1903. Almeda married Cecil Rice.

(Link to Almeda Rice death certificate)

1940 Ohio CO IN       6 April 1940       Rising Sun

RICE, C. Cecil Head 31 1909 IN
   Almeda Wife 25 1915 IN

 

WILLIAM H. SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
William<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Scalf, son of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock, was born about 1916. He married Ruth Seikman.

1940 Vanderburgh CO IN      10-11 April 1940      Evansville

SCALF, William H. Head 24 1916 IN
   Ruth Ruth 21 1919 IN

 

RAYMOND LEROY SCALF
Son of
Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock
Raymond<Robert E<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Raymond Scalf, Son of Robert Enoch Scalf & Sophia Sherlock, was born August 30, 1919 and died August 23, 1992. Raymond was married to Donna Gibbs.

(Photograph of Raymond Scalf)

(Link to Donna Jean Scalf death certificate)
 

OBITUARY:

Raymond Leroy Scalf, 72, a recent resident of Naperville, Ill., died Sunday, Aug. 23, at Edward Hospital in Naperville after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Scalf was born Aug. 30, 1919, in Rising Sun. He was a self-employed carpenter for many years and also worked from 1963 until 1980 as a foreman at the Detroit diesel Allison Division of General Motors Corporation in Indianapolis and was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Rising Sun. Mr. Scalf enjoyed spending time at his homes in Rising Sun and Roseland, Fla.

He is survived by one son, Donald Scalf, of Naperville; three grandsons, Thomas of Davenport, Iowa, and Timothy and Theodore, both of Naperville; three sisters, Norma Shofner of Rockford, Ill., Almeda Rice of Rt. Wayne, and Bette McAllister of Rising Sun.

He was preceded in death by his wife Donna in 1985, his parents and many brothers and sisters.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis. Memorials in Mr. Scalf’s name may be made to the Rising Sun Fire Department. Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Home, 117 West Van Burean, Naperville, is in charge of the arrangements. (Rising Sun Recorder & News; Rising Sun, Ohio County, Indiana; Thursday, 27 Aug 1992; p. 3a:1)

 

CLARA S. SCALF
Daughter of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Clara<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clara S. Scalf, daughter of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Downing, was born February 9, 1891 in Kentucky and died February 20, 1951 in Columbus, Indiana. Clara married Earnest Armstrong on March 24, 1907 in Trimble County, Kentucky. (Scalf Family History, pg 167)

(Link to Clara Edith Armstrong death certificate)

Clara and Earnest had one child in 1910, Lloyd C. Armstrong born about 1909. Three more children are listed in Scalf Family History, page 167-168.

Children of Clara S. Scalf and Earnest Armstrong:

  1. Lloyd C. Armstrong
  2. Elnora Louise Armstrong
  3. Raymond T. Armstrong
  4. Verna V. Armstrong

1910 Trimble Co KY   26 April 1910    East Milton Precinct

ARMSTRONG, Earnest S. Head 23 1887 KY KY IN
   Clara S. Wife 19 1891 IN KY IN
   Lloyd C. Son 1 3/12 1909 KY KY IN

1920 Jefferson CO IN        2-3 January 1920         Madison

ARMSTRONG, Earnest Head 33 1887 KY KY KY
   Clara Wife 28 1892 IN KY IN
   Loyd Son 11 1909 KY KY IN
  Louise Dau   9 1911 KY KY IN
  Raymond T. Son   6 1914 IN KY IN
  Verna Dau   3 1917 IN KY IN

1930 Bartholomew CO IN       15 April 1930        Columbus

ARMSTRONG, Ernest S. Head 44 1886 KY KY IN married @ 21
   Clara E. Wife 39 1891 IN KY IN married @ 16
   Elnora L. Dau 19 1911 KY KY IN  
   Raymond P.  Son 16 1914 IN KY IN  
   Verna V. Dau 13 1917 IN KY IN  
   Jacqualine J. G-dau 2 3/12 1928 IN KY IN  
BAKER, Charles Lodger 19 1911 IN IN IN  

1940 Bartholomew CO IN       3 April 1940        Columbus

ARMSTRONG, Ernest Head 54 1886 KY
   Clara E. Wife 49 1891 IN
   Raymond Son 26 1914 IN
   Louise Dau 25 1915 IN
   Karol Jean G-dau   9 1931 IN
   Ronard P. G-son   2 1938 IN
VANCE, Edith Lodger 27 1913 KY
   Edna Lodger 23 1917 KY

  

WILLIAM AVERY SCALF
Son of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Avery Wave Scalf was born June 4, 1883 in Canaan, Indiana and died November 14, 1951 in Jennings County, Indiana. His WWI Draft Registration Card lists his birth date as June 4, 1883 and he was born in Jefferson County, Indiana.

(Link to William Avery Scalf death certificate)

Scalf Family History, pg. 168, states that William married Minnie Wingham March 3, 1901 in Trimble County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Benjamin Wingham and Virginia Perry. Seven children are listed in Scalf Family History. Minnie Wingham was the niece of Lillie B. Wingham, wife of Robert E. Scalf.

(Link to William Avery Scalf marriage register)

Seven children were found on the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census records. The family was living in Trimble County, Kentucky in 1910, Ripley County, Indiana by 1920, and Jennings County, Indiana in 1930. Scalf Family History, page 167 lists Hugh Scalf as a child of William and Minnie that died young.

William Avery was considered by many to be an attractive man with a wonderful singing voice. His grandson, Harold L. Scalf, shared the story that another woman at church often made eyes at him in a flirtatious manner. One Sunday after services, this woman was bold enough to say to his wife, Minnie, You are so fortunate to be married to such a good looking man! Minnie, who was known for her directness, replied, You may think he’s good looking, but only I get to share his bed!

According to family members, William Avery suffered from diabetes and later in life had to have the lower portion of one of his legs amputated.

Barbara Sue Scalf, granddaughter of William and Minnie, shared the following incident that shares more insight into Minnie’s personality:

  After Papaw [William Avery] died, Mamaw [Minnie] was living with us in Columbus on Lafayette Avenue. Just a block away was a city bus line and one afternoon she caught the downtown bus. Aunt Gertie was visiting and she, Daddy and Momma [Harold Everett and Myrtle Elizabeth] were sitting at the kitchen table and I was working at the sink.
  Suddenly, the door flew open and in came Mamaw. She stormed past all of us without saying a word or response to our greetings. In a few minutes she came into the kitchen. Perhaps I might say she huffed into the kitchen. It was plain to see she was angry over something. Pointing her finger at all of us she said, I’m going to tell all of you something and I don’t want one word of argument. I did something today and it was my decision to make.
  Daddy said, All right, Mother, what did you do? She replied, All my life I have hated my name. Minnie Myrtle is a terrible name and today I changed it.
  Daddy was strugglilng to retain his compossure and not insult her by laughing. But then he asked her, Okay, Mother. What did you change your name to? With her hands on her hips she said, I am now Minnie Mabel!
  That was all it took. Daddy couldn’t contain himself any longer and burst into gales of laughter. What she had done was go to the post office, the bank, and a few other places and told them she was now Minnie Mabel Scalf. It lasted for a few days and then she was back to letting herself be called Minnie Myrtle.

Harold E. Scalf, son of William and Minnie married Myrtle E. Beshear (no date given). Hilda Scalf, daughter of William and Minnie was born March 9, 1907 and married Thomas Harley Spann (listed as Spam on pg. 168 Scalf Family History) March 14, 1923 in Jefferson County, Indiana.

Dorothy Spann lists Minnie’s full name as Minnie Myrtle (Wingham) Scalf.

1910  Trimble Co KY   2 May 1910     East Milton Precinct

SCALF, William Head 25 1885 IN KY IL
   Minnie Wife 24 1886 KY KY IL
   Harold Son   8 1902 IN KY IN
   Maud Dau   6 1904 KY KY IN
   Hilda Dau   3 1907 KY KY IN
   Lela Dau 2/12 1910 KY KY IN
WWI Registration Card
Name: William Avery Scalf
Age: 35
Home Address: Jennings County, IN (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: June 4, 1883
Employed: Farmer
Place of employment: Jennings County, IN
Nearest relative: Minnie Scalf
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark
Disability: none
Date: September 12, 1918 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1920  Ripley Co IN     7 & 8 Jan 1920        Shelby Township

SCALF, William A. Head 36 1884 IN KY IL
   Minnie Wife 33 1887 KY KY KY
   Harold Son 17 1903 IN IN KY
   Maude Dau 15 1905 KY IN KY
   Hilda Dau 12 1908 KY IN KY
   Lela Dau   9 1911 KY IN KY
   Inez Dau   6 1914 KY IN KY
   Gertrude Dau   4 1916 KY IN KY
   Virginia Dau   1 1919 IN IN KY

1930  Jennings Co IN    16 April 1930    Geneva Township

SCALF, William Head 46 1884 IN KY IN
   Minnie Wife 43 1887 KY KY KY
   Harold Son 27 1907 IN IN KY
   Inez Dau 17 1913 KY IN KY
   Gertrude Dau 15 1915 IN IN KY
   Virginia Dau 11 1919 IN IN KY

1940 Jennings CO IN      18 April 1940     Geneva

SCALF, William Head 56 1884 IN
   Minnie Wife 53 1887 KY

1950 Geneva, Jennings, Indiana     24 April 1950

SCALF, W.A. Head 66 Ind
   Minnie Wife 64 Kentucky

WWII Registration Card

Name: William Avery Scalf
Age: 58
Home Address: Geneva Tp., Jennings CO, IN (Link to original document)
Mailing address: R.R. 1, Elizabethtown, IN
Date of Birth: June 4, 1883
Born: Jefferson CO, IN
Name & address of person who will know your address: Minnie Scalf - R.R. 1, Elizabethtown, IN
Employer’s name: Self employed farmer
Place of employment: R.R. 1, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew CO, IN (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)
Obituary of William A. Scalf:
William A. Scalf, 68, of Elizabethtown, died at 4:15 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the home of his son, Harold E. Scalf, 1303 Lafayette avenue.

Mr. Scalf was born in Canaan, the son of William and Mary Scalf. He married in 1901 to Minnie Wingham, and was a member of the Elizabethtown Methodist Church, the Masonic lodge, Red Men lodge and Pocahontas.

Survivors ar the wife, Mrs. Minnie M. Scalf; the son; five daughters, Mrs. Hilda Rich of Columbus, Mrs. Lela Perkins of Butlerville, Mrs. Iva Mae Wilbur and Mrs. Gertrude Burns, both of Elizabethtown, and Mrs. Virginia Burkman of Indianapolis; a brother, Thomas Scalf of Tecumseh, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Nora Knipe of Indianapolis; 22 grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. One daugher, Mrs. Maude I. Paugh, preceded him in death. Four grandsons, are serving in the armed forces.

Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Elizabethtown Methodist church. Burial will be made at Garland Brook cemetery. The Elizabethtown Masonic lodge will conduct graveside rites.

The casket will be open after 6 o’clock this evening at the Hathaway funeral home, until the time of the services at the church Saturday.

The Evening Republican, Columbus Indiana, Thursday, November 15, 1951, pg. 1. (Courtesy of Stephen Scalf)

 

HAROLD EVERETT SCALF
Son of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Harold<William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Harold Everett Hap Scalf, son of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born April 22, 1902 in Indiana and died June 12, 1961 in Columbus. Indiana. Harold married Myrtle Elizabeth Betty Beshear December 13, 1930 in Carrollton, Kentucky. After Harold’s death, Betty married John Homer Roberts December 1, 1973. Betty died March 20, 1990.

According to Betty’s verbal account to grandson Stephen L. Scalf, on the morning of June 12, 1961 Harold and Betty had been putting up hay when he began experiencing pain and asked to be taken to the hospital. A friend drove them with Harold and Betty riding in the back seat. They had just pulled up to the emergency room entrance when Harold looked at Betty, told her he loved her, and then suddenly straightened out, lifting his rear out of the seat. When he collapsed back down into the seat, he was gone.

(Link to Harold E. Scalf obituary)

(Link to Harold E. Scalf death certificate)

1940 Bartholomew CO IN       2 April 1940      Rockcreek

SCALF, Harold E. Head 37 1903 IN  
   Elizabeth M. Wife 26 1914 IN  
   Harold L. Son   8 1932 IN  
   Robert A. Son   6 1934 IN  (Link to death certificate)
   Richard Son   3 1937 IN  
   Barbara S. Dau   1 1939 IN  

1950 Bartholomew CO IN       4 April 1950      Columbus

SCALF, Harold E. Head 47 1903 IN
   Myrtle E. Wife 36 1914 IN
   Harold L. Son 18 1932 IN
   Robert A. Son 16 1934 IN
   Richard D. Son 13 1937 IN
   Barbara S. Dau 11 1939 IN

Harold Everett SCALF    1906 - 1961
................+Mytrle Elizabeth BESHEAR   1915 - 1990
.................5     Harold Lloyd SCALF    1931 - 1921
.....................      +Evelyn E BROWER 1931 -
...................... 6     Daniel Bruce SCALF 1953 -
..........................       +Gretchen RUST   1954 -
...........................   7     Andrea Kristin SCALF    1973 -
...........................   7     Jeremy Martin SCALF     1977 -
...........................   7     Emily Elizabeth SCALF   1983 -
...........................   7     Michelle Abigail SCALF   1987 - 
          * 2nd wife of Daniel B. SCALF
              +Laurie Call      1962 -
          7   Mikayla Kiera SCALF     2001
          * 3rd wife of Daniel B. SCALF
              +Elizabeth
              Sterling       2018        
...................... 6     Robert Wesley SCALF     1956 - 2004
..........................       +Stacey Leigh CURTIS   1958 -
...........................   7     Kavin Taylor SCALF 1980 -
...........................   7     Kalen John SCALF  1982 -
...........................   7     Ian Thomas SCALF 1989 -
...........................   7     Kate Elizabeth SCALF     1992 -
...................... 6     Elizabeth Ann SCALF     1959 - 1974
...................... 6     Stephen Lloyd SCALF     1961 -
..........................       +Cynthia Louise RUESCHHOFF   1960 -
...........................   7     Katherine Elizabeth SCALF  1986 -
...........................   7     Samuel Benjamin SCALF   1987 -
...........................   7     Sarah Michelle SCALF     1990 -
...........................   7     Stephen Maxwell SCALF   1994 -
...................... 6     Mary Ann SCALF   1965 -
..........................       +Brian Seir RAMPERSAD 
...........................   7     Jordan Michael RAMPERSAD    1985 -

..........................    7   +Jerry Lee Neal

..........................    7     Abby Mariah Neal     1996

...................... 6     Rebecca Ann SCALF 1967 -
..........................       +Theodore James TATEOKA 1964   
...........................   7     Olivia Rebecca Himeko TATEOKA   1991 -
...........................   7     Sophia Rachael Natsuko TATEOKA  1993 -

...........................   7    Emilia Rose Emiko TATEOKA   1996 -

...........................   7    Julia Ruth Yukiko TATEOKA     1999 -
.................5     Robert Alan SCALF  1933 - 1995
.....................      +Marylin Maxine CONRAD  1934 - 2005   
...................... 6    David SCALF   
...................... 6    Ronald Alan SCALF 
.................5     Richard Dean SCALF    1936 -
.....................      +Betty Jean WEST  1938 - 1990
...................... 6     Richard Dean Jr. SCALF   1956 - 2012
..........................       +Priscilla Ann ROSS  1955 -
...........................   7     Richard Dean lll SCALF   1981 -
...........................   7     Virginia Ann SCALF 1984 -
...................... 6     Laura Kathleen SCALF    1958 -
..........................       +Dan KLEPPER  
...................... 6     Michael Everett SCALF   1960 -
..........................       +? ? 
...........................   7     Erica Michelle SCALF     1988 -
...........................   7     Margaret Ann Daniell SCALF     1988 -
......................     *2nd Wife of Michael Everett SCALF:  
..........................       +? ? 
.................       *2nd Wife of Richard Dean SCALF:   
.....................      +Joyce Ann BRADLEY   1931 -
...........   5     Barbara Sue SCALF   1938 - .....................     
.....................      +David B JENSEN 
...................... 6     Steven JENSEN    Unknown -
...................... 6     Julie JENSEN Unknown -
...................... 6     Danny JENSEN    Unknown -

........................     *2nd Husband of Barbara Sue SCALF:

........................    Lehi Kerry Jones  1929 - 2001
...........   5     Judith Elaine SCALF 1950 -
.....................      +David Laurel LEE    1945
...........   5     William Avery SCALF     1954 -
.....................      +Suzanne RODMAN 

...........................   * 2nd Wife of William Avery SCALF

...........................      +Colleen Joyce GLUPKER   1953 -

 

 

HAROLD LLOYD SCALF
Son of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Beshear
Harold L<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Harold Lloyd Bud Scalf, son of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle E. Beshear, was born August 22, 1931. (Link to Harold L Scalf birth certificate)
Harold married Evelyn E. Brower December 12, 1951 in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He died November 1, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky.
Evelyn was born January 31, 1931 in Blackfoot, Idaho to George Stephen and Kate (Locke) Brower.

Bud was a deep-thinker who skipped a grade in school, he was so intellectually advanced. As a young boy he frequently visited a Baptist minister who taught him the gospel and instilled in him a deep love for Jesus Christ that endured throughout his life.

Bud would frequently get lost in thought and could be slow and methodical about things, which led his siblings to tease him by calling him Lightning. Naturally, Bud hated this. One time the family was piling into the car and Bud was the last one. After being called Lightning again, Bud said he forgot something in the house and went back to get it. After several minutes, someone went to hurry Bud along and found him sitting in a chair, waiting - his revenge for being teased.

When Bud was 17, his father was at work and expressed his displeasure with some of the things happening at the church he was attending. A friend, Ernie Lykins, introduced him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the entire family eventually converted.

This event indirectly led to Bud finding his sweetheart, Evelyn. The story goes like this:
A young woman came from Idaho to visit her boyfriend who was serving a mission for the Church in Columbus, Indiana. During her visit she stayed at Bud’s parents’ home in nearby Elizabethtown. After dinner one day, Bud was at the sink washing dishes when this young woman looked at him and said, I know this girl who would be just perfect for you!

Bud enlisted in the Navy as an electronics technician and was stationed in Oakland, California where he repaired equipment for Naval aircraft. Over the past several months, Bud had continued contact with this young woman, who eventually provided Evelyn’s address and Bud began exchanging letters with Evelyn.

Their affection for each other grew to the point Bud decided to take leave and visit her. He had arranged to catch a hop on a military mail flight from Oakland to Utah, but a winter storm hit and the aircraft crashed, never arriving in Oakland. Undeterred, Bud hitchhiked all the way to Blackfoot, Idaho. Evelyn was working in a shop downtown when a friend came into the store and told her a fine-looking young man in a Navy uniform was walking up the street. Evelyn went out and met him face-to-face for the first time. The couple spent the day together. That evening, Bud took Evelyn on a walk on her father’s farm and asked her to marry him. The next day he began his long trek back to Oakland.

The couple continued writing letters and were able to meet again at the Church’s general conference in Salt Lake City, where Harold presented her with an engagement ring. The third time they met was to get married.
After the wedding, Evelyn joined Bud in Oakland. The young couple lived in a quonset hut and were soon joined by their first child, Danny.

Bud then left the Navy and moved to Salt Lake City to pursue his degree in electrical engineering from the University of Utah. During that time their second son, Robert, was born. As an undergraduate student, Bud helped bring Utah’s public television station, KUED, on air. He would install equipment at the antennae site up on a mountain, and then drive back to the station to make sure everything was working properly.

After graduation, Bud took a job with General Electric in Syracuse, New York where three more children, Elizabeth, Stephen, and Mary, were added to the family. Bud then took employement with Magnavox in Fort Wayne, Indiana where their last child, Becca, was born. Bud eventually moved to Indianapolis to work for RCA, and finally to Pocatello, Idaho where he completed his full-time employment with AMI Semiconductor.

Harold died on November 1, 2021 in Lexington, Kentucky after suffering a stroke while Evelyn and he were visiting their son, Stephen, in nearby Carlisle, Kentucky.

OBITUARY:
Harold Lloyd Scalf, 90, passed away peacefully with his wife at his side at Bluegrass Care Navigators in Lexington, Kentucky on Monday, November 1, 2021. He was born in Elizabethtown, Indiana on August 22, 1931 to Harold Everett and Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear Scalf, the eldest of six children.

Harold served in the Navy for four years during the Korean War as an aircraft electronics technician. While still in the Navy, he married his wife of 68 years, Evelyn Elizabeth Brower, on December 12, 1952. After receiving an honorable discharge, Harold earned a degree in electrical engineering, graduating from the University of Utah with high honors. During his studies, he was instrumental in bringing Utah’s educational television channel, KUED, on air. After graduation, he accepted employment at General Electric in Syracuse, New York. He was later employed by Magnavox in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he did extensive work for the Navy’s Sonobuoy program, with some of his microcircuit designs being featured in IEEE magazine. He completed his professional career with American Microcircuits in Pocatello, Idaho.

Harold developed a deep love for Jesus Christ early in life through his visits with his beloved Baptist minister. At age 17, he joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he always remained a faithful member, including serving a mission in Beardstown, Illinois with Evelyn.

In addition to his wife, Harold is survived by four of his six children: Daniel (Elizabeth) Scalf of Peoria, Arizona, Stephen (Cynthia) Scalf of Carlisle, Kentucky, Mary Neal of Pocatello, Idaho, and Rebecca (Theodore) Tateoka of Hazelton, Idaho; 20 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three siblings: Susie Jones, Judy (David) Lee, and William Scalf.

He was preceded in death by children Robert Wesley Scalf and Elizabeth Ann Scalf; brothers Robert Alan Scalf and Richard Dean Scalf.

His family will treasure his memory as one who deeply loved his Savior, Jesus Christ, and who always strove to live his life in a way that reflected that love.

Visitation will be at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 920 Clintonville Rd, Paris, Kentucky at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 6 with the service beginning at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern time)

Burial will be on Monday, November 8 at 3:00 p.m. in Lindenwood Cemetery in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Children of Harold L. Scalf and Evelyn E. Brower: 

  1. Daniel Scalf was born December 29, 1953 in California married first Gretchen Rust April 23, 1973 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Gretchen was born December 18, 1954 in Indiana to Martin Frederick and Frances Irene Rust. Prior to their divorce in 1998, Daniel and Gretchen had four children:
    1. Andrea Scalf - born July 16, 1973 in Utah.
    2. Jeremy Scalf - born December 25, 1977 in Washington.
      Jeremy married Jennifer Lawson December 11, 1998 in Stafford, Virginia. Jennifer was born November 30, 1978 in California.
      Jeremy and Jennifer had one son:
      1. Lorenz Scalf - born October 25, 2015 in New Jersey.
    3. Emily Scalf - born August 14, 1983 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
      Emily married John Hilldrup September 9, 2005 in Stafford, Virginia.
      John was born November 25, 1981 in Virginia.
    4. Michelle Scalf - born April 3, 1987 in Hawaii.
      Michelle married James Everett August 24, 2007 in Virginia.
      James was born March 28, 1985 in Virginia.

    Daniel married second Laurie Call June 2, 1988 in Fairfax, Virginia. Laurie was born April 29, 1962 to Don and Laree Call. Prior to their divorce, Daniel and Laurie had one daughter.
    1. Mikayla Scalf - born February 7, 2001 in Arizona.
    Daniel married third Elizabeth. They had one son:
    1. Sterling Scalf - born September 16, 2018 in Arizona.

  2. Robert Wesley Scalf was born March 17, 1956 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Stacey Leigh Curtis January 19, 1979 in Kensisngton, Maryland.
    Stacey was born Agust 15, 1958 in San Jose, Califoria to Tom and (?) Curtis.
    ;Rob and Stacey met while they were attending college at Brigham Young University. One day before they got married, they visited Stacey’s sister, Debbie, who had a small child. Rob was bouncing the child on his knees, and said the accompanying rhyme, Little Robin Redbreast sat upon a pole. Wiggle-waggle, wiggle-waggle, popped in the hole. Debbie and Stacey stared at Rob, dumbstruck, and finally asked,Where did you learn that! Rob explained that he had always known it, that his mother had bounced him like that when he was little.

    That's impossible! they told him. Our dad made that up!

    Rob called his mom and asked about it. It turns out that Stacey's father, Tom Curtis, had attended the same congregation as Rob's parents when they lived in Oakland, California and the two couples had become good friends. After Bud and Evelyn moved to Utah and Rob had been born, Tom came for a visit. While holding Rob on his knees, he bounced him and said that same rhyme. Robert like it so much that Evelyn continued using it.

    It is a small world, indeed!

    Rob and Stacey had four children:
    1. Kavin Scalf was born January 22, 1980 in Virgina.
      Kavin married first Phoebe Wansley November 30, 2001 in Pierce County, Washington. Phoebe was born July 18, 1952 in Jacksonville, Florida to Willie and Emma Ruth Wansley.
      Kavin and Pheobe divorced in 2011. No children from this union.

      Kavin married second Theresa Goetze September 7, 2011 in Germany. Kavin and Theresa have two children:
      1. Marie Scalf - born February 7, 2017.
      2. [Boy] Scalf - born 2022.
      Kavin served in the U.S. Army. He met Theresa while stationed in Germany.
    2. Kalen Scalf was born March 31, 1982 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
      Kalen married Lauren S. Pefanis July 29, 2003 in St. Joseph County, Indiana.
      Lauren was born in 1981 in Indiana to Peter G. and Patricia Jean (Sullivan) Pefanis.
    3. Ian Scalf was born February 7, 1989 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
      Ian served in the U.S. Army.
    4. Kate Elizabeth Scalf was born Oct 12, 1992 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
      Kate is an incredibly talented artist. She had her first art show in Denver, Colorado. Some of her work can be viewed at katescalf.com
    The following was submitted by Rob’s brother, Stephen Scalf:
    Robert was highly intelligent and a gifted musician. He played piano and guitar. He was also quite a good artist. His friends appreciated his wonderful sense of humor.

    At nearly the age of 40, Robert achieved a life-long goal of being admitted into medical school. After graduating and during his residency, one day a driver ran a stop sign and struck Rob’s car in the driver’s door. Rob was knocked unconscious and suffered a severe concussion. Although Rob externally appeared to be completely healed, he began suffering migraines so intense they invariable caused vomiting. This happened so frequently that the stomach acid began dissolving his molars. Rob was prescribed a narcotic pain reliever, and is so often the case, he eventually became addicted.

    Rob was sent to rehabilitation but later relapsed, so he had to be dismissed from his residency program. His addiction also resulted in divorce and separation from his children. He had lost everything he loved and continued his downward spiralAfter he was caught forging prescriptions, he ended up in prison.

    After his release, Rob began drinking heavily.While staying on a friend’s boat in Seattle, Washington and broke into a cabin that contained the friend’s liquor. Rob stole a case and went on a drinking binge. His body was found nearly a week later in a public park in Seattle. The coroner explained when Rob ran out of alcohol after being drunk for so long, the sobering process caused cascading organ failure, which ultimately resulted in death.

    I know sharing this may cause some family members pain - and perhaps feelings of shame. (You’re not supposed to air your dirty laundry in public.) I loved my brother and looked up to him. Growing up, I wanted to be just like him. Rob did not cause his own migraines, he did not intend to become addicted to the pain pills that were prescribed by a doctor. He did not wish any of this on himself.

    Although this tragedy has left its scar on so many lives - especially those of his children - I hope that by sharing this it will help them (and others who have also had addicted loved ones) to see past the pain and trust in a merciful God who will work out all things to perfection in the end.
    (Link to Robert Scalf obituary)

  3. Elizabeth Ann Scalf was born July 26,1959 in Syracuse, New York. She died April 3, 1974 in Monticello, Indiana.
    Like her brother, Robert, Liz was a talented musician. She was already performing challenging classical piano pieces by the age of 12.

    At the age of 14, Elizabeth was killed during the horrible tornado outbreak of April 3, 1974. She was a passenger in a VW Bus as part of a church youth group that was returning to Fort Wayne, Indiana after visiting a church historical site in Nauvoo, Illinois. As they were crossing a bridge in Monticello, Indiana the bus was picked up by the tornado and thrown into the Tippecanoe River. The driver and four girls, including Elizabeth were killed. Miraculously, one girl survived.

    Liz's older brother, Robert, was part of that same youth group. The car he was in got stopped at a red light, which saved them from being on the bridge when the tornado struck.

    Liz is buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
    (Link to Elizabeth Ann Scalf obituary)


  4. Stephen Scalf was born May 2, 1961 in New York. Steve married Cynthia Rueschhoff 4 Nov 1983 in Kensington, Maryland
    Cindy was born November, 29 1960 in California to Donald Stephen and Mary Louise (Wurtz) Rueschhoff.
    Steve relates:
    “I was able to retain some very early childhood memories.. For example, when I was barely two my folks were getting rid of an metal bedframe and had it leaning against a living roomwall. I accidentally pulled it down on top of me and cut my forehead open. Those kinds of injuries were pretty frequent throughout my childhood. I was an accident-proned kid, with several trips to the doctor to get stiched back up.

    “I used to have a fairly bad speech impediment. Mom would spend hours with me, making me read Dr. Seuss’s Fox in Socks with my teeth clenched together so I had to carefully form my words. When I was in first grade, my teacher told Mom that she was pretty sure I could read - she could see my lips moving when it was other kids’ turn to read - but when she called on me, I always needed help. Mom kept me home from school one day and worked with me. I don’t know if I felt I needed permission, or was just shy about my ability, but by the end of the day I was able to read, no problem. Mom instilled in me a deep love for books that has stuck with me my whole life.

    “I got good grades in school, worked hard at learning the piano, and I really did try to behave and obey my parents and teachers. But they didn’t really diagnose hyperactivity back then and my energy levels were always pretty much off the chart. This condition contributed to my being socially awkward - something I didn’t start outgrowing until my senior year of high school.

    “I was always very patriotic. I remember that as an 8-year-old, every federal holiday I would put on my Cub Scout uniform, put our flag in its bracket on the front porch post, and then make the whole family go outside and say the Pledge of Allegiance.

    “Our house in Fort Wayne sat on a 1.5 acre lot. We had a very large garden and in the summer spent hours pulling weeds and picking vegetables. By the time I was 12, my two older brothers ‘lost interest’ in mowing our huge lawn and the role fell to me. In spite of the many chores, I was a pretty lazy kid. When I was about 14, one hot summer day we were in the garden and I was complaining more than I was working. Mom finally got fed up, grabbed me by the arm and started dragging me towards the house. I thought I was about to get a whipping, but instead, Mom took me into the garage where there were so many shelves full of canning jars. Mom asked me when the last time was that we bought vegetables from the stores. Never. She pointed out that we relied on the garden for much of our food. Something clicked in my mind. I began taking more pride in my work and pretty much took over the entire garden starting the following summer. I saved my money and purchased a self-propelled lawn mower so I could keep the lawn looking better. I’ve always been grateful for having been taught this valuable lesson.

    “I was never very good at sports. I didn’t hit my growth spurt until I was in high school. At the end of ninth grade I was 4 ft. 11 in. and weighed about 90 lbs. Three months later I was 5 ft. 6 in. and weighed about 120 lbs. That kind of growth left me too skinny and too awkward. However, towards the end of my time in high school, I discovered I was a decent runner - particularly at the 880 yd (now the 800 m) race. The first time I broke two minutes, I don’t know who was more surprised, me or the coach.

    “After graduation, I served a two-year mission for our church in Germany. I loved every minute of it. German came easily and the German orderliness and cleanliness... it felt like I had finally found where I belong. The opportunity to spend two years focusing on my relationship to God and serving others set a pattern for the rest of my life.

    “About a month after I returned hom from Germany, I attended one of our church’s young adult activities, where I met Cindy for the first time. She lived nearly 80 miles away in Terre Haute, but regardless of the distance about six months later she was all I could think about, even though we had’t even started dating yet. There was another young adult activity in March 1983. As soon as I entered the building we saw each other and things just clicked. We spent the whole day together and by that evening we were holding hands. I visited her and met her parents on April 3 and by mid-May had asked her to marry me.

    “We got married seven months later. And just two weeks after our wedding I left for Basic Training. My plan was to stay in the Army for four years and use the Army College Fund to complete my education. It didn't turn out that way, though. 25 years I retired at the rank of Command Sergeant Major. A couple of highlights: I spent three years going to Vietnam and assisting in the accounting for those still missing from that war. This included finding aircraft crash sites and remote burial sites. This was truly a unique honor. And then, as the Command Sergeant Major I deployed with my battalion to Iraq. Although my rigid emphasis on maintaining the highest standards of conduct and discipline made me rather unpopular with the troops, every last one of them returned home alive. Although I can’t take full credit for that, I’d like to think my efforts at least contributed to that result.”
    A miraculous event:
    Steve's daily schedule in Iraq normally started about 6 a.m. and ended around midnight. One night he was just finishing up when the thought occurred, I’ll be retiring someday soon, and we need to think about where we want to settle. Steve turned his computer back on and started searching the Internet for a small farm (about 10-15 acres) near Fort Wayne, where he grew up. To start the discussion, he sent an email with a link to a property to Cindy, who was in Hawaii where Steve’s unit was headquartered. Cindy sent back, It looks nice, but it’s kind of expensive. We won’t be able to afford much of a house. Do you mind if we expand our search to include Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, and Kentucky, as well as Indiana?

    That included literally thousands of properties. About a week later Steve stumbled across a property outside Carlisle, Kentucky. Something about it just felt right. He copied the link to the listing to email to Cindy with the subject line: Honey, take a look at this. He hit Send and two seconds later, the same email showed up in his inbox. Confused, he wondered, Did I accidentally send it to myself?

    It turns out from literally opposite sides of the planet, Cindy had sent the exact same message with a link to the exact same property within a couple of seconds of Steve’s. The more they looked into it, the better it felt. They bought the property without ever seeing it, and this is is how they ended up in little town Carlisle, Kentucky, population about 1,800.

    But the miracle continues!

    One reason Steve felt attracted to Kentucky was so he could continue researching his Scalf family genealogy. A few months after arriving in Kentucky, he was searching his database for relatives’ burial sites near Carlisle. He found one listing in Paris, Kentucky, just 20 miles away. Searching the details on that individual, Steve learned his maternal great-great-grandfather had lived in Carlisle, literally two blocks away from where they were renting while their house was being constructed, and at least six of his children had been born in Carlisle.
     One more coincidence:
    That John Scalf, Sr.’s wife was Edeah Carlisle and Steve and Cindy ended up in Carlisle, Kentucky may not seem all that odd. However, when Robert Scalf (son of John Scalf, Sr.) first arrived in Kentucky from Virginia, he settled on Goose Creek. The property Steve and Cindy purchase is on Goose Creek Road (not the same Goose Creek, but it still left Steve feeling a strong connection to his ancestors who had also migrated to Kentucky.)
    Steve and Cindy had four children:

    1. Katherine Scalf - born July 29, 1986 in Berlin, Germany. Katie married Nikki Forte.
      Katie was always strong-willed. She had just started crawling and decided she wanted to play with Daddy's stereo. Steve watched as she crawled in that direction and warned, No-no, Katie! Don’t do it! Katie kept crawling and then, watching Dad carefully for his reaction, slowly started reaching for a knob. Dad repeatedly warned, No-no! When Katie ignored Daddy and touched the knob anyway, Steve took two fingers and lightly smacked the back of her hand. Katie bellered in anger and slapped Steve across the face. Katie’s parents decided right then and there that instead of trying to break her will, they just needed to instill in her a strong sense of right and wrong.

      Katie was also tough. She was barely two years old when Steve was transferred from Germany to Fort Carson, Colorado. Steve and Cindy bought bunkable twin-sized beds, keeping them bunked while Sam was still in a crib, and had Katie sleeping on the bottom bunk. One day during nap time (Katie never really managed to take a nap) Steve and Cindy heard a loud BOOM coming from the childrens’ room followed by Sam’s sqeals of delight and laughter. Several seconds, another loud BOOM and more laughter. Mom and Dad went to see what was going on, only to find Katie climbing up onto the top bunk, standing up, and then jumping down onto the floor.

      Whether instilled by her parents or simply her nature, Katie had a strong sense of fairness. One day her folks got a call from school saying that Katie had gotten into a fight. They were perplexed. That just didn’t sound like Katie. It turned out she had witnessed a very large kid getting physical with his (ex-)girlfriend and was about to hit her. Katie stepped between them and took the punch. She then shoved the boy aside and started dressing him down verbally. Steve’s response to the school: We're not going to discipline her. She saw someone who needed protection and she provided it.

      In spite of her diminutive size (5 ft 3 in), Katie is a powerhouse. She earned her black belt in Taekwondo at age 15 at Kukkiwon (the world Taekwondo headquarters) in Seoul, Korea. She also learned Jujitsu. With her protective nature, her strong sense of right and wrong, and her powerful physical abilities, her parents weren’t surprised when Katie became a police officer in Lexington, Kentucky.

      Katie is an outstanding artist, a talent that seems to run in the Scalf family. She is also a graphic designer and a creator of websites.

    2. Samuel Scalf - born November 9, 1987 in Berlin, Germany. Sam met Phuong while both were attending college in Hawaii. The couple married January 15, 2011 in Oakland, California.
      Phuong was born March 29, 1990 in Vietnam.
      Sam and Phuong have three sons:
      1. Daniel Scalf - born October 25, 2012 in South Korea.
      2. Albert Scalf - born June 12, 2016.
      3. [Not Born Yet] - born December, 2023.
      Sam had a very independent nature. When he wanted to ride a bicycle, he didn't want anyone watching him. He just kept at it on his own until he got it.

      It was the same thing with playing piano. Sam never had a piano lesson - he didn't even want one from his dad. He taught himself how to read music and actually performed a challenging piece for a talent show.

      Sam’s intelligence reflected in his sense of humor. Each year his teachers commented how Sam would say things none of the other kids understood (It goes right over their heads) but that the teachers thought were hilarious. But his intelligence was coupled with a personality type that had no patience for busy work. Sam hated doing things simply out of blind obedience. If he didn't see a good reason for the requirement, he tended to ignore it. This applied to homework assignments. One of his high school teachers said, I don’t know what to do with Sam. He refuses to do his homework, but when he takes the tests, he gets the highest grade in the class.

      Sam had an easy-going nature that helped him get along with others. Before serving a two-year mission for the Church in Sapporo, Japan, he attended a mission preparation class. The family lived in Hawaii at the time and all the other youth preparing for missions were all locals, mostly Samoan. Knowing these local boys might be a little rough on the lone haole, a concerned church leader quietly observed the group. I was truly surprised to see a blonde-haired, blue-eyed kid fitting right in, like there was no difference! he said.

      Sam followed in his father's footsteps, first getting married, and then joining the Army. Like his father, he started out in military intelligence, but changed over to Information Technology. After leaving the Army, Sam worked as a military contractor at Fort Huachuca, Arizona working IT for classified systems. He was then hired by Microsoft and relocated his family to Redmond, Washington.


    3. Sarah Scalf - born October 16, 1990 in Colorado. She married James Carlton October 10, 2009 in Crestwood, Kentucky
      Jim was born June 4, 1983 in California to Jayce and Kathy (Bywater) Carlton.
      Sarah and Jim met at a young adult congregation in Lexington, Kentucky. After they married, the lived in Paris, Kentucky. Jim was then hired by a company in Louisiana as an IT specialist so they relocated to Sulphur. Jim was subsequently hired by another company in Salt Lake City, Utah so the family moved to Eagle Mountain, Utah.
      1. Iris Carlton - born December 1, 2010 in Kentucky.
      2. Lily Carlton - born June 6, 2013 in Kentucky.
      3. Alanna Carlton - born October 30, 2015 in Louisiana. She is named after a character created by author Tamora Pierce.
      4. Caleb Carlton - born December 4, 2017 in Louisiana.

    4. Sarah was an adorable, blonde child who easily won everyone’s heart. It wasn’t unusual for elderly women to sneak Sarah a bag of candy at church.

      She was a climber. When she was still just crawling, she would climb up rock walls. Sarah was an escape artist. She took great pleasure demonstrating how she could climb out of her crib. When Cindy had to go down into the basement to do laundry, she would bolt and chain the front door. When she came back upstairs, she’d find a chair dragged over, the chain unlatched, and the door partially open. A neighbor might telephone, Just wanted to let you know... Sarah got out. She's taken off her diaper and is sitting in a pothole full of water. Or, In case you’re looking for Sarah, she just walked in our front door, went to the pantry and got a box of cereal, plopped down in front of the TV and started watching cartoons.

      When she was just two, she pulled open kitchen drawers and used them as a ladder to climb up on the counter, then got on the microwave to get on top of the refrigerator where Mom was keeping the Halloween candy to limit the amount of sweets the kids ate. Steve found her up there, helping herself to the candy and got her down.

      Dad: Sarah, was that being good or was it naughty? Sarah: It was naughty. Dad:What did you think would happen if you got caught? Sarah: I’d get a spanking. Dad: If you knew it was naughty and you would get a spanking, why did you do it? Sarah: It was worth it! Sarah never met a stranger. After walking with Cindy to take the older kids to the bus stop for school, Sarah would wave to everyone driving to work and call out, Good morning! Have a nice day! On a road trip, the family stopped at a rest area for a quick break. As everyone got out of the car, Sarah was suddenly missing. Her parents found her several cars down, petting a dog and talking to its owners. As they collected Sarah, they reminded her, What did we teach you about talking to strangers? Sarah replied, These aren’t strangers. They’re my friends, Todd and Becky!

      Sarah was constantly singing, making up little songs no matter what she was doing. because of her cheerful nature, every night when Dad tucked her into bed, he sang You Are My Sunshine, and then Sarah would put her arms around his neck, pull him close, and give him butterfly kisses on his cheek.

      Some of Sarah's teachers couldn't cope with her talkative, friendly, helpful nature, especially coupled with her short attention span. Sarah was easily distracted. And when something caught her attention, whatever she had been doing previously seemed to slip her mind.

      Her cheerful nature came combined a her brilliant intellect. Sarah had a quick wit, especially when it came to puns and wordplay.

      Sarah wanted to learn to play piano, so her father taught her the basics. A short time later, Sarah was playing Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata.

      As an adult, Sarah still loves singing and has participated in community choirs.

    5. Stephen Max Scalf - born June 30, 1994 in California. He married Leigha Nelson May 20, 2017 in Crestwood, Kentucky. Max and Leigha met in the same young adult congregation in Lexington where his older sister, Sarah, met her husband.
      Leigha was born December 18, 1993 in Texas. Max and Leigha have one son:
      1. Harold Harry Scalf - born January 10, 2023 in Connecticut.
      Max was a special gift from God. His mother, Cindy, had experienced a horrible miscarriage after Sarah was born that nearly ended her life. Her preganancy with Sarah had also been difficult, with Cindy hospitalized the last couple of weeks with dangerously high blood pressure. Cindy decided she was done having children and got rid of all her baby things.

      During supper one evening Cindy suddenly said, There's an empty chair. Her husband, Steve, was puzzled by this. The table had come with six chairs, and there were five of them. Of course there was an empty chair. He asked, Um... Do you want me to get rid of it?

      Then the miracle happened.

      Cindy said, No. We're going to have another child. He's going to have red hair and brown eyes. We're going to name him Stephen Maxwell Scalf, but we're going to call him Max.

      Throughout the entire pregnancy, Cindy would talk to Max, calling him by name. She never doubted, and already knew him.

      Max came home from the hospital on Saturday, and the following day his father, Steve, had to leave for a 20-week military training course. He came back for a litle over a month and had to leave for another 20-week course. When Steve got home, Max looked at him like he wasn't sure who that guy was supposed to be. But seeing the joy on his mother's face, he reached out and went into his daddy's arms.

      Max had just started cutting teeth and one day while being nursed, he bit down and Cindy gave out a little cry of pain. Max sobbed. The next time he went to nurse, he was very hesitant and kept checking to make sure Mommy was OK.

      When Max was about 18 months old he dropped his sipper cup and a little liquid squirted out onto the floor. Steve said, Oops! Let me go get something to clean that up. He went to the bathroom and got a rag, came back and the spill was gone. Confused, he went into the kitchen to see if Cindy had cleaned it up. Instead, he saw Max carefully hanging a dishtowel neatly back over the cabinet door where he had found it.

      Max is extremely intelligent. He was doing double digit addition and subtraction in his head even before he started Kindergarten. Steve tested him one day and asked, How old will you be when I am 50? Max had to subtract Steve's age from 50 and then add the result to his own age. He came up with the answer right away. Steve tried different combinations, making sure Max had to borrow when subtracting. Again, no hesitation. Finally, Steve decided to see if Max could go to a third digit and asked, How old will I be when you are 83? Max shot back, You’ll be dead!

      Max inherited his family's musical abilities. He played french horn in high school. During his senior year, there were tryouts for the district band - the best musicians from several surrounding counties. Two days before tryouts, Max decided he wanted to play the euphonium (baritone horn) which he had never played before. Of the several euphonium players who tried out, Max came in second.

      Max graduated as valedictorian of his class and earned a full-tuition scholarship from the University of Kentucky. He interrupted his education to serve a two-year mission for the Church in Korea. But this didn't seem to slow him down. After graduation he was accepted into a joint masters/doctorate degree program at Yale University for early cellular biology.

  5. Mary Scalf - born 1965 - married Jerry Neal, born 1949

  6. Rebecca Scalf - born 1967 - married Theodore Tateoka, born 1964

 

ROBERT ALAN SCALF
Son of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear
Robert A<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


Robert Alan Scalf, son of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear, was born September 20, 1933 and died September 12, 1995.
(Link to Robert Alan Scalf birth certificate)
(Link to Robert Alan Scalf death certificate)

His birth certificate spells his middle name as Allen; however, it is spelled correctly on his death certificate.

Robert married Marilyn Maxine Conrad May 29, 1958. She was born January 26, 1934 in Oaklandon, Indiana, the daughter of John Henry and Shirley (Adams) Conrad.
Marilyn was married first to James Ray Keaton April 8, 1951. Marilyn and James had two children: 1. Katherine E. Keaton - b. 1952 m. Melvin Lykins; and 2. John Ray Keaton - b. September 9, 1953, m. Jill Kathryn Kuhlman April 15, 1973.
Marilyn died June 12, 2005.

(Link to Marilyn Scalf death certificate)

Children of Robert Allen Scalf and Marilyn Conrad:

  1. Ronald Alan Scalf - born March 14, 1959 and died June 20, 1973. (Link to Ronald Scalf death certificate)
  2. David Lynn Scalf - born December 1960.

Obituary of Robert Alan Scalf:
Greenwood - Robert A. Scalf

Robert A. Scalf, 61, died Tuesday at Richard L. Roudebush Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Greenwood.

He was born Sept. 20, 1933, in Columbus[Geneva, Jennings County]. His parents were Harold Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth (Beshear[sp]) Scalf. He married Marilyn Conrad May 29, 1958, in Indianapolis. She survives. Other survivors include two sons, David Scalf of Indianapolis, and John Keaton of Greenfield, a daugher, Kathy Lykins of Columbus; three brothers, Harold Scalf of Idaho, Richard Scalf of Columbus, and William Scalf of Michigan; two sisters, Sue Jones of Cedar City, Utah, and Judy Lee of Canab, Utah; and eight grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Alan[sp] Scalf.

He was a graduate of Columbus High School and Indiana University, where he received a bachelor's degree and doctorate in law. He also attended Butler and Brigham Young universities.

He was an attorney in Greenwood for 28 years, retiring in 1990.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Franklin.

He was a U.S. Army veteran.

Bishop Joseph Farley will conduct a service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Franklin. Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Greenwood Chapel.

Burial will be at Springer Cemetery in Columbus[Elizabethtown].

Memorial contributions may be made to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 201 Eastview, Franklin, Ind. 46131.
Obituary of Marilyn Conrad Scalf:
Marilyn M. Scalf 71, Greenwood, died Sunday, June 12, 2005. She was born January 26, 1934, in Oaklandon, IN. Her parents were John and Shirley (Adams) Conrad. She married Robert A. Scalf, who preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons, David Scalf of Indianapolis, and John Keaton of Greenfield; one daughter, Kathy Lykins of Columbus, IN; two brothers, George Conrad of Illinois, and Jim Conrad of Indianapolis; three sisters, Betty Conrad of Greenwood, Nancy Arnold of Martinsville, and Doris Kunzler of Rupert, ID; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Ronald Scalf.

She was a homemaker. She was a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Greenwood Second Ward. Services: Friday, June 17, 2005, 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 30th & Sherman, Columbus, IN. Calling: Thursday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Wilson St.Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory, Greenwood Chapel, 481 W. Main Street., and from 10-11 a.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be at Springer Cemetery, Elizabethtown, IN. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

RICHARD DEAN SCALF
Son of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear
Richard D<Harold E<William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Richard Dean Scalf, son of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear, was born 1936. Richard married first Betty Jean West (1938-1990). Richard married second to Joyce Ann Bradley (1933 - 2017). (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

Obituary of Richard D. Scalf
Richard Scalf - Washington Street
Richard D. Scalf, 76, of Washington Street, died at 5:40 p.m. Fridaty, December 7, 2012, at Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

He was born in Bartholomew County, August 29, 1936, the son of the late Harold E. Scalf and M. Elizabeth Betty Beshear Scalf. He married Joyce A. Bradley on March 6, 1971, who survives.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He retired from Cummins Engine Company in 1996 after 40 years of service. He was a member and past president of the Diesel Workers Union. He was a graduate of Indiana University and a volunteer tutor at McDowell Adult Education Center and Big Brother.

In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his sons, Richard D. Rick (Priscilla) Scalf, Jr. of Columbus, and Michael E. Scalf of Houston, Texas; a daughter, Laura K. (Dan) Klepper of Franklin, Tenn.; brothers, Harold L. (Evelyn) Scalf of Chubbuck[sp], Idaho, and William E. (Colleen) Scalf of Rockford, Mich.' sisters, Barbara Sue (Kerry) Jones of Cedar City, Utah, and Judy (David) Lee of Kanab, Uatah; and grandchildren, Richard Rick Scalf III of Columbus, Virginia A. Ginger Scalf of Columbus and Erica K. Scalf of Amarillo, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert A. Scalf.

Funeral services will be conducted a 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3030 30th St., Columbus with Bishop Denton Haight presiding. Calling will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home and from noon until service time Tuesday at the church. Burial will be at Springer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana, 2626 17th St., Columbus, IN 47201.

You may view his video tribute after 4 p.m. Monday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet. (www.jewellrittman.com)

Published in The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, Sunday, December 9, 2012, pg 7.
Obituary of Joyce Ann (Bradley) Scalf
Joyce Scalf - Columbus
Joyce Ann Scalf, 83, died at 5:29 p.m. on April 7, 2017, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.

She was born on August 17, 1933, in Columbus, Indiana, to H. Harold and Beulah (Blocher) Bradley. She married Richard D. Scalf on March 6, 1971.

Joyce was retired from Sears and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a 60-year member of Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Nu Master chpater and served in all its office. She also volunteered at the Columbus Visitors Center as a tour guide and at the Senior Center.

The funeral will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 14, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3030 30th St., Columbus. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Burial will be at Springer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana through the funeral home.

Joyce is survived by stepchildren, Richard D. Rick (Priscilla) Scalf Jr. of Columbus, Indiana, Michael E. Scalf of Houston, Texas and Laura K. (Dan) Klepper of Franklin, Tennessee; brother, Donald Max (Dianne) Bradley of Columbus, Indiana; step-grandchildren, Richard Rick (Alisha) Scalf III of Columbus, Indiana, Virginia A. Ginger Scalf of Iowa adn Erica M. Scalf of Amarillo, Texas; step-great-grandson, Jackson D. Scalf of Columbus, Indiana; nephews, Mark (Tina) Bradley of Tucson, Arizona, Scott (Adonna) Bradley of Columbus, Indiana and Joseph Bradley of Columbus, Indiana; and cousins, Connie (Rober) Wilson, Charles Butch (Rae) Brougher and Stephen Bradley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Scalf, on December 7, 2012; her parents; andt, Helen Brougher; and uncle, Morris Bradley.

You are invited to view her video tribute after 4 p.m. on Thursday, light a virtual candle and send a message to the family via the internet (jewellrittman.com)

Published in The Republic, Columbus, Indiana, Monday, April 10, 2017, pg A9.

Children of Richard Dean Scalf and Betty Jean West: (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

  1. Richard Dean Scalf, Jr. - born May 27, 1956 in Indiana. He married Priscilla Ann Ross (b. Nov. 28 1954) on July 23, 1977 in Evansville, Indiana.
    Children of Richard Dean Scalf, Jr., and Priscilla Ann Ross: (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)
    1. Richard Dean Scalf III b. 1983. married Alisha.
      Child of Richard and Alisha Scalf
      1. Jackson Dean Scalf
    2. Virginia Ann Scalf

  2. Laura Kathleen Scalf - born January 12, 1958 in Indiana. She married Dan Klepper
  3. Michael Everett Scalf - born April 5, 1960 in Indiana. He married 1. Margaret Ann West 2. ______.
    Child of Michael Everett Scalf and Margaret Ann West (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)
    1. Erica Michelle Scalf

 

BARBARA SUE SCALF
Daughter of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear
Barbara S<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Barbara Sue Scalf, daughter of Harold Everett Scalf and Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear, was born November 4, 1838.
Barbara married first to David Byron Jensen (1935-2011) December 20, 1957 in Manti, Utah. The couple divorced. Barbara married second to Lehi Kerry Jones. (1929-2021) June 24, 1982 in St. George, Utah.

Obituary of Lehi Kerry Jones
Lehi Kerry Jones, husband, father, grandfather, friend, patriot, devoted disciple passed away July 19, 2021 at age 91. Kerry was a victim of the Covid-19 Delta Variant and Pneumonia. He was the third child and oldest son of Lehi Milton Jones and Bernella Elizabeth Gardner Jones. Kerry was born in Cedar City, Utah on October 29, 1929, also known as Black Tuesday. It was the same day as the infamous Wall Street crash that began the Great Depression. He liked to say his birth was the real cause of the crash. In truth, Kerry had a bright mind and a true gift for understanding economics and government. After attending public schools in Cedar City, Kerry enrolled in the Branch Agricultural College (BAC) from which he graduated in 1949. He then continued his education at the University of Utah and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Finance. His keen understanding of the subject lead one professor to ask that he drop out of the class. Kerry’s grasp of material was greater than that of the instructor and had become an embarrassment to his teacher. Following his graduation from the U. of U. in 1951, he was inducted into the United States Army. He received training at Fort Lewis and Camp Roberts where he was placed in a Leadership Course before being sent to ChunChon, Korea. There he was made Company Clerk. Sergeant Kerry Jones was discharged in 1953 and returned home to Cedar City. The following year he purchased Jones Equipment Company from his father and expanded the business in 1961 with the purchase of Southwest Distributing. He operated the company under the name Jones Equipment and Southwestern Distributing until its sale in 1975.

Kerry married Carol Ann Parry in 1956. To this union were born three children: Julie Ann, Kirk Parry and Mark Lehi. He liked to relate stories of the kids’ growing up years and he was a devoted father. The marriage ended in divorce. In 1973, Kerry was elected Mayor of Cedar City. At what he referred to as a raucous city animal control meeting in early 1974, Kerry met Mrs. Sue Jensen, a woman who had come to fight city hall over what she thought was unfair treatment of dogs. In 1979, Kerry became Chairman of the Iron County Republican Party with Sue Jensen as Vice-Chairman. By this time both Kerry and Sue were divorced and their personal relationship began. Lehi Kerry Jones and Barbara Sue Scalf were married in the St. George Temple on June 24, 1982, later sealed together in the Salt Lake Temple. In that same year, Kerry was installed as a member of the Board of Directors for State Bank of Southern Utah. Chosen by the Board to be bank president in 1984, he assumed that role at the time an FDIC/State audit with a Cease & Desist Order was impending. Through great effort and skill on the part of Kerry and the Board of Directors, the crisis was handled and State Bank of Southern Utah was back on a strong footing. Through the rest of his life, he felt a great sense of dedication to the welfare of the bank and its shareholders.

Kerry was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many ward and stake capacities. He and Sue were Ordinance Workers in the St. George Temple for more than ten years. They also served in the Cedar City Temple until the covid-19 pandemic required it to close. He served in the University First Stake with two Stake Presidencies. At the time of his death, he was giving devoted service as Stake Historian in the Cedar City West Stake. Kerry had a deep love and devotion for Jesus Christ. He was a man of great compassion. Although his hard work and ingenuity provided a comfortable life for himself and Sue, he was in many respects a simple, humble, good man who loved his family and devoted his life to making the world a better place. He was strongly conservative in his political and economic dealings yet he always treated others with fairness and respect. Somehow, ninety-one years seems too short a time for this special man.

Kerry is survived by his eternal sweetheart Sue and his children, Julie Ann Groo (Donny Cook) of Tacoma, WA; Kirk Parry (Becca) Jones of Cedar City, Mark Lehi (Lisa) Jones of Atlanta, GA and step-daughter Julie Jensen Hernandez (David Houchins) of Cedar City. Siblings, Joan Woodbury and Kenneth Jones also survive. He leaves 20 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lehi and Bernella Jones, sisters Marolyn Siddoway and Cynthia Line, and brother Jackson Jones, stepsons Steven (Barbara) Jensen, and Daniel Jensen.

Kerry would not wish anyone else to endure what Covid-19 caused him to bear. In respect for him, those attending the visitations and funeral will be asked to wear masks. For the benefit of all who cannot or choose not to wear mouth and nose coverings, the service will be offered via Zoom. He would wish us to hear his last plea: that all may live with integrity, honor this great nation as he did and love the Lord with all your heart.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm at Cedar 9th Ward (256 S. 900 W.). Visitations on Friday, July 30, 2021 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, at Southern Utah Mortuary (190 N. 300 S.) and Saturday from 10:30 - 11:30 am, at the church. Online condolences can be sent at www.sumortuary.com.

Children of Barbara Sue Scalf and David B. Jensen:

  1. Steven Lynn Jensen - born October 21, 1958 in Provo, Utah and died June 15, 1999 in Oregon City, Oregon. He married Barbara Goodale (b. 1956) in St. George, Utah.
    Children of Steven and Barbara (Goodale) Jensen:
    1. Matthew Jensen - b. 1983
    2. Kristin Jensen - b. 1989
    3. Jessica Jensen

  2. Julie Jensen - born May 1, 1960. She married David Houchins.
  3. Daniel Mark Jensen - born January 12 1965 in Monticello, Utah and died October 14, 2012 in Cedar City, Utah. He married Andrea Jolley (b. 1972) November 26, 1999 in Nevada.

 


ORIGINAL TEXT:Two more children are listed in the database of Dorothy Spann as children of Harold Everett Scalf. These children are Judith Elaine Scalf and William Avery Scalf. However, their birth dates are listed as 1950 and 1954 respectively. It is unclear to the author if these children were intended to be listed under Harold or if they were children of another family member due to the birth dates. Until we have further information on these children, they will be shown only in the database of Dorothy Spann.

Judith and William are indeed children of Harold Everett and Myrtle Elizabeth (Beshear) Scalf - known personally to Stephen Scalf as his aunt and uncle - and as shown in siblings obituaries.


 

JUDITH ELAINE SCALF
Daughter of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear
Judith<Harold E<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

WILLIAM AVERY SCALF
Son of
Harold Everett Scalf & Myrtle Elizabeth Beshear
William A<Harold E<William Avery<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 

MAUDE IRENE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Maude<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis

Maude Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham was born August 12, in Kentucky and died April 10, 1932 in Ripley County, Indiana. Maude married  Leonard Paugh. After Maude died, Leonard married Edna _____.

(Link to Maud Scalf death certificate)

1930 Ripley CO IN       9 April 1930        Shelby

PAUGH, Leonard Head 69 1861 IN KY KY
   Mary G. Wife 61 1869 IN IN IN
   Willard Son 26 1904 IN IN IN
   Maud I. Dau in law 25 1905 KY IN KY
   Raymond G-son   6 1924 IN IN KY
   William G-son 4 11/12 1925 IN IN KY
   Robert M. G-son 1 10/12 1928 IN IN KY

1940 Ripley CO KY       27 April 1940       Otter Creek

PAUGH, Leonard Head 37 1903 IN
   Edna Wife 39 1901 IN
   Raymond Son 16 1924 IN
   William Son 14 1926 IN
   Robert Son 10 1930 IN

 

HILDA MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Hilda<William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Hilda Marie Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born March 9, 1907. Hilda married first to Irvin Rich and second to Thomas Harley Spann March 14, 1923. (Scalf Family History, pg 168)

We are indebted to Dorothy Spann for information submitted on this line of the family. Dorothy states that Hilda Marie was married first to Irvin Rich. No children from this marriage were reported.

Thomas Harley Spann died 1947 and Hilda Marie (Scalf) Rich-Spann died 1954.

The author has listed the line of Hilda Marie Scalf as it descends to Jackson Spann, husband of Dorothy Ann (Stephenson) Spann. For further information on this line of the family, please follow the link provided below to Dorothy’s database.

Children of Hilda Marie Scalf and Thomas Harley Spann:

  1. Mary Virginia Spann born 1923 married Jack Harvey Lowder - 1919 - 2004
  2. Marjorie Fern Spann - 1928 - 1994 married Richard Burke Rhodes - 1930 - 1994
  3. Thomas Eugene Spann 1930 - 1989 married Gertrude Krapp 1927 -
  4. Jackson Dean Spann 1931 - 2004 married Dorothy Ann Stephenson 1931 -
      Children of Jackson Dean Spann and Dorothy Ann Stephenson:
    1. Sandra Ann Spann born 1951 - married Robert Carden Giles born 1948.
    2. Thomas Charles Spann born 1954 - married Sharon Kay Bergerson born 1959.
    3. Debra Joan Spann born 1954 - married James Joseph Wardlow born 1950.
    4. Terry Lynn Spann born 1955 - married Kimberly Blair
    5. Jackson Robert Spann born 1961 - married Maria Gloria Struchen born 1961.
  5. Shirley Ann Spann - 1933 -Married Arthur Disbro, Jr. 1929 - 1970
  6. Ronald Lee Spann - 1936 - 1987 - Married Betty Carol Woods
  7. Sharon Kay Spann - 1940 - Married Celvie Lucky Eason born 1941.
  8. Beverly Joan Spann - 1944 - Married John August Maydak - 1939 - 1992.

Thomas Harley Spann and Hilda Marie Scalf Spann were found on the 1930 Marion County, Indiana census.

1930 Marion Co IN      16 April 1930       Center Township

SPANN, Harley Head 26 1904 IN IN IN
   Hilda Wife 23 1907 IN IN KY
   Mary S. Dau   7 1923 IN IN IN
   Marjorie F. Dau 2 10/12 1927 IN IN IN

  

LELAH TIKI EVELYN SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Lelah>William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Lelah Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham was born February 8, 1910 and died October 9, 2004 in Butlerville, Indiana. Lelah married John Perkins, born 1902 and died 1980. Leah and John had one known child, Richard Glenn Perkins born 1926 and died 1989. He married Harriet Ann Huffman. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

(Link to Lelah Evelyn Perkins Death certificate)

1930 Bartholomew CO IN       22 April 1930        Sandcreek

PERKINS, John G. Head 28 1902 IN IN IN
   Lelah E. Wife 20 1910 KY IN KY
   Richard G. Son 3 6/12 1926 IN IN KY

1940 Jennings CO IN        12 April 1940       Campbell

PERKINS, John Head 38 1902 IN
   Lelah Wife 30 1910 KY
   Glen Son 13 1927 IN

 

INA MAE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie wingham
Inez<William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ina Mae Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham was born about 1914 in Kentucky (1920 census). Although we have no documentation, we believe that Inez might have been Ina Mae Scalf listed in the database of Dorothy Spann. If this is correct, Ina married Lloyd Bowen and had at least one son, Melvin Eugene Bowen who married Patricia (maiden name unknown). This couple had four children; Eugene, Robert, William, and Mary Lou Bowen.

Ina Mae SCALF   1913 - 1988
      +Lloyd BOWEN  
......    5     Melvin BOWEN, Eugene 1932 - 1995
.....................      +Patricia?  
...................... 6     Eugene BOWEN  
...................... 6     Robert BOWEN  
...................... 6     William BOWEN  
...................... 6     Mary Lou BOWEN  (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 

 ZELPHA GERTRUDE SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Gertrude<William A<William M<Robert<John, Sr<Lewis Scalf

Gertrude Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham was born about August 17, 1915 in Kentucky and died December 20, 1973 in Marion County, Indiana. Gertrude married (1) Lowell Mooney (2) Robert Burns. (Link to Lowell Mooney marriage document)

(Link to Gertrude Burns death certificate)

Child of Lowell Mooney and Gertrude Scalf:

  1. Joyce Mooney (Link to birth certificate)

Children of Robert Burns and Gertrude Scalf:

  1. Janet Sue Burns
  2. Janice Anne Burns

1940 Bartholomew CO IN       2 April 1940       Rock Creek

BURNS, Robert M. Head 24 1916 IN
   Gertrude Wife 24 1916 KY
MOONEY, Joyce K. Step-dau   7 1933 IN

Zelpha Gertrude SCALF 1915 - 1973
................      +Robert M BURNS 
.................    5     Janet Sue BURNS  
.................    5     Janice Anne BURNS 
.................    5     Joy Belle MOODY  1932 - 2001 ((Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 

VIOLET VIRGINIA SCALF
Daughter of
William Avery Scalf & Minnie Wingham
Virginia<William A<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Virginia Scalf, daughter of William Avery Scalf and Minnie Wingham, was born June 1, 1918 in Indiana and died January 26, 2005 in Ripley County, Indiana. Virginia married Leslie Paul Burkman. Leslie was born April 24, 1917 and died July 2, 2006. The information we have for Virginia is from the database of Dorothy Spann. Her full name was Violet Virginia Scalf. They had one known daughter, Judith Ann Burkman. (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

(Link to Virginia Burkman death certificate)

(Link to Leslie Burkman death certificate)

Violet Virginia SCALF    1918 -
     +Leslie BURKMAN 
.................    5     Judith Anne BURKMAN

1940 Jennings CO IN         17 April 1940        Gevena

BURKMAN, Leslie Head 22 1918 IN
   Virginia Wife 21 1919 IN
   Judith Ann Dau   1 1939 IN

 

THOMAS MARION SCALF
Son of
William M. & Mary Elizabeth Denning
Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Marion Scalf, son of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning, was born about 1886 in Indiana (1910 census). His draft registration card states he was born July 18, 1885.

Scalf Family History reports on page 167 that Thomas Marion Scalf married Nona Mullingan June 27, 1905 in Wells County, Indiana.

The database of Dorothy Spann lists Thomas as being born 1885 and died 1958.

Children of Thomas Marion Scalf as listed on page 168 of Scalf Family History:

  1. Walter H. Scalf - married Velma Jordan 1924.
  2. Carroll Scalf
  3. Simon Scalf
  4. Rodger Scalf
  5. Nona Scalf - born May 17, 1911 and died September 20, 1986.  (Link to death certificate)
  6. Dempsie Scalf
  7. Solomon M. Scalf born 1913 - married Geneva McCoy June 24, 1943.

Family of Thomas Marion Scalf listed from the database of Dorothy Spann:

3    Thomas Marion SCALF   1885 - 1958
...........    +Nona MULLIKIN 
.......    4     Walter H SCALF   1910 - 1940
................      +Velma JORDAN  
.................    5     Patricia SCALF    Unknown -
.................    5     Norma SCALF     Unknown -
.................    5     Nadine SCALF     Unknown -
.................    5     Donald SCALF    Unknown -
.................    5     Jack SCALF      Unknown -
.......    4     Demcy SCALF     1911 - 1986
................      +Dean WAINSCOTT 1913 - 1990
...........................   *2nd Husband of Demcy SCALF: 
................      +Harry Kelso SPANN    1909 - 1940
.................    5     [10] Doris Norma SPANN  Unknown -
.....................      +[11] ? TEMPLE  
...................... 6     [12] Amy TEMPLE  Unknown -
.................    5     [13] Nona SPANN  Unknown -
.................    5     [14] Ray SPANN   Unknown -
.......    4     Solomon M SCALF  1913 -
................      +Geneva McCOY   
.......    4     Carroll SCALF     Unknown -
.......    4     Simon SCALF    Unknown -
.......    4     Rodger SCALF    Unknown -
.......    4     Namoi SCALF    Unknown -

Thomas and Nona were found on the 1910 Trimble County, Kentucky census and the 1920 Jefferson County, Indiana census. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1910  Trimble Co KY   22 May 1910      East Milton Township

SCALF, Thomas Head 24 1886 IN KY IN
   Nona Wife 22 1888 KY KY KY
   Walter Son   3 1907 IN IN KY
   Naomie Dau 1 1/12 1909 KY IN KY
WWI Registration Card
Name: Thomas Marion Scalf
Age: 33
Home Address: R. R. 1, Jeff, IN (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: July 18, 1885
Employed: Farmer
Nearest relative: Nona Scalf - R.R. 1, Jeff, IN
Height: Medium
Build: Slender
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: September 12, 1918 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1920  Jefferson Co IN   19-21 Jan 1920     Smyrna Township

SCALF, Thomas Head 34 1886 IN KY IN  
   Nona Wife 31 1889 KY KY KY  
   Walter Son 13 1907 IN IN KY  
   Naomie Dau 10 1910 KY IN KY  
   Demcie Dau   8 1912 KY IN KY (Dempsey)
   Solomon Son   6 1914 KY IN KY  
   Carol Son   4 1916 KY IN KY  
   Rodger Son   2 1918 IN IN KY  
FORD, Edmond Head? UNK UNK US US US  


1940 Brazoria CO TX       25 June 1940

SCALF, Carrolle Head 26 1914 IN
   T. M. Father 53 1887 IN
   Nona Mother 52 1888 KY

WWII Registration Card
Name: Thomas Marion Scalf
Age: 56
Home Address: R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN (Link to original document)
Mailing address: R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN
Date of Birth: July 18, 1885
Born: Jefferson CO, IN
Name & address of person who will know your address: Solomon Scalf - R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN
Employer’s name: Self - farmer and carpenter
Place of employment: R.F.D. #2, Westport, Jennings CO, IN (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

WALTER H. SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan
Walter<Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Walter Scalf, son of Thomas and Nonie Mulligan Scalf was born June 7, 1906 and died July 21, 1940 from an accidental drowning. Walter married Velma Jordan August 14, 1924 in Marion County, Indiana. (Indiana Marriages - Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to Walter Scalf death certificate)

Name: Walter H Scalf
Spouse Name: Velma Jordan
Marriage Date: 14 Aug 1924
Marriage County: Marion
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1920 - 1925 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk’s Office Ind
Book: 124

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Walter and Velma were found on the 1930 census of Marion County, Indiana with two children in the home.

1930 Marion County IN        3 April 1930         Center Township   Indianapolis

SCALF, Walter H. Head 23 1907 IN IN KY
   Velma Wife 23 1907 IN IN KY
   Patricia L. Dau 4 8/12 1925 IN IN IN
   Donald H. Son 1 9/12 1928 IN IN IN

By 1940, Walter Scalf has married again to Irene Kirby. Velma Scalf died July 27, 1938. (Link to Velma Scalf death certificate)

1940 Marion County IN        15-16 April 1940         Center Township   Indianapolis

SCALF, Walter H. Head 33 1907 IN
   Irene Wife 24 1916 KY
   Patricia L.   Dau 14 1926 IN
   Donald H. Son 11 1929 IN
   Jack M. Son   8 1932 IN
   Norma L. Dau   7 1933 IN
   Nadine Dau   6 1934 IN

Link to Spann Database (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 

CARROLL SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan
Carroll<Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Carroll Scalf, son of Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan, was born March 7, 1915 in Indiana and died August 23, 1976 in Oklahoma.

1940 Brazoria CO TX       25 June 1940

SCALF, Carrolle Head 26 1914 IN
   T. M. Father 53 1887 IN
   Nona Mother 52 1888 KY

 

ROY ROGERS SCALF
Son of
Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan
Roy<Thomas<William M<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Roy Scalf, the son of Thomas Scalf & Nonie Mulligan was born May 24, 1919 in Smyrna, Jefferson County, Indiana. Roy married Grace Miller, the daughter of J. C. Miller and Selise King, in Harris County, Texas on November 8, 1954.

(Link to birth certificate of Roy Rogers Scalf)

(Link to Roy Scalf and Grace Miller marriage document)

(Link to death certificate of Grace Scalf)

 


 

SUSAN A. SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson
Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Susan A. Scalf, daughter of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson was born about 1850-1852 in Kentucky (Census). From the records of Karen Fulhart we have a birth date of 13 August 1851. Susan died in Arkansas 8 April 1933. Susan married Jacob Bickford, born 14 November 1851 and died 5 October 1919. (Courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

We are indebted to Karen Fulhart for information concerning Susan’s family. Karen’s email message is listed here:

I am researching the Bickford family and noticed a marriage between Jacob Bickford and Susana Scalfort in Benton County Arkansas Dec 24, 1870. Since there are NO Scalforts listed in Ancestry.com search engine, I stumbled upon Susan Scalf in the 1870 census in Benton Arkansas. She matches the criteria of Jacob’s wife (age, born in Kentucky, and married in 1870). You show Susan married to Jacob Brickford or Jacon Brickford. I know for sure it is Bickford and sometimes Bickford. They had a daughter named Abbie M (b 8/1881) who was born in Arkansas, as well as other children. Abbie would match your Abegail. Jacob was born in 12/1845 though, not in 1835 as your records show. The only difference is that the census records for Susana show that her father was from Tennessee rather than Virginia, but her mother is listed as from Kentucky. (Courtesy of Karen Fullhart) 

The database of Karen Fulhart shows there were five children with Clarence being the last child born. Census records show only four children; however, Anna Agnes appears to have died young and did not appear on census records.

Children of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. Scalf: (Photograph - courtesy of Leslie Gage)

  1. Fannie Mirenda Bickford born 11 August 1872 in Arkansas and died 11 December 1922. Fannie married Albert Alumbaugh.
  2. Anna Agness Bickford, born about 1876 and died before 1880.
  3. Mary C. Bickford born 1879 in Indiana and died before 1969.
  4. Abby (Abigail) Minora Bickford, born 10 July 1882 in Arkansas and died 25 December 1968. Abby married Simon C. Schies, born 14 May 1871 and died 9 March 1945.
  5. Clarance Lennie Bickford born 31 October 1892 in Missouri and died 20 July 1969. Clarence married Ethel Mae Lowry, born 12 June 1895 and died 20 November 1987.
    Note that Mary was born in Indiana in 1879.

Recall that Greenberry, Robert and William, (brothers of Susan) were living in Indiana in 1880. Susan and Jacob might have been visiting family in Indiana when Mary was born, or they might have moved there for a short time.

Susan and Jacob were back in Arkansas by 1882 where Abigail was born. The next move for this family was Missouri where Clarance was born in 1892. There is quite a long span of years between the births of Abbie and Clarance (approx 10 years) suggesting there were children born that might have died. Susan stated on the 1900 Jasper County, Missouri census that she had six children born with four living. We know of five children. Anna Agnes died young, so there was at least one more unknown child that died.

By 1910, the family was living in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma where Susan was found through 1930. Her husband had died 1910-1920 and she was living alternately with her children.

Susan Ann or Susanna Scalf died 1933. (Scalf Family History, pg. 166)

(Photograph - courtesy of Clyde King)

1880 Marion CO AR    20 June 1880   White River Township

BICKFORD, Jacob Head 29 1851 IN OH PA
   Susana Wife 29 1851 KY TN KY
   Faney M. Dau   8 1872 AR IN OH
   Mary C. Dau   1 1879 IN IN OH

1900 Jasper CO MO    8 June 1900     Marion Township - Carthage

BIGFORD, Jacob Head 50 Dec 1849 IN NY PA Married 31 years  
   Susan Wife 49 Aug 1850 KY TN KY Married 31 Years 6 children born, 4 living
   Abbie M. Dau 18 Aug 1881 AR IN KY
   Clarance L. Son   7 Oct 1892 MO IN KY    
SHENCER, Thomas C. Boarder 28 May 1872 MO MO MO    

1910 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma    29 April 1910   Oklahoma Township

BICKFORD, Jacob A. Head 59 1851 IN OH PA Married 40 years  
   Susie Wife 59 1851 KY TN KY Married 40 years 6 children born, 4 living
   Clarance L. Son 17 1893 MO IN KY    

1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma    5 January 1920     Oklahoma Township - Oklahoma City 

BICKFORD, Clarence Head 27 1893 MO IN KY
   Ethel Wife 24 1896 IL KY KY
   Hubert Son   6 1914 OK IL IL
   Blanche Dau   4 1916 IN MO IL
   Thelma Dau 8/12 1919 OK MO IL
   Susan Mother 68 1852 KY KY KY  Widow

1930 Oklahoma CO OK    April 1930      Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew Head 58 1872 TN TN TN  Married @ 27
   Mary Wife 51 1879 IN IN KY  Married @ 17
   Raymond Son 19 1911 OK TN IN
   Irene Dau 13 1917 OK TN KY
BICKFORD, Susie Mother in law 78 1852 KY TN IL

 

FANNIE MIRENDA BICKFORD
Daughter of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Fannie Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Fannie Mirenda Bickford, daughter of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf, was born 11 August 1872 in Arkansas and died 11 December 1922. Fannie married Albert Alumbaugh April 29, 1888 in Jasper CO, MO. (Link to marriage license) (Courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

1900 Jasper CO MO 20 June 1900    Sarcoxie Township

ALLENBAUGH, Albert Head 32 Oct 1868 IN IN NC Married 12 years  
   Fanny Wife 28 Mar 1872 MO IN MO Married 12 years 3 children born, 3 living
   Pearl Dau   8 Jan 1892 MO IN MO    
   Harvey Son   5 Oct 1895 MO IN MO    
   Denver Son   2 Feb 1898 MO IN MO    

1910 Jasper CO MO     26 & 27 April 1910     Union Township

ALUMBAUGH, Albert Head 40 1870 IN IN KY  
   Fannie Wife 37 1873 AR IN KY 7 children born, 5 living
   Harvey Son 17 1893 MO IN AR  
   Denver Son 12 1898 MO IN AR  
   Dwight Son   7 1903 MO IN AR  
   Dollie Dau   2 1908 MO IN AR  

We have no further information on Fannie.

 

 MARY CATHERINE BICKFORD
Daughter of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Mary Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Mary Catherine Bickford, daughter of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf, was born December 1878 in Indiana (1880 AR and 1900 Missouri census). The database of Karen Fulhart states that Mary was born 1879 in Indiana and died before 1969.

According to the 1900 Jasper County, Missouri census, Mary Catherine married John Overton, probably around 1895. They stated they had been married five years on the 1900 census. Mary’s aunt, Manerva Jane Scalf Smith had moved to Jasper County, Missouri previously.

1900 Jasper CO MO        8 June 1900      Marion Township - Carthage

OVERTON, John Head 31 Sep 1868 MO TN MO Married 5 years
   Mary Wife 21 Dec 1878 IN IN KY Married 5 years - 2 children born, 2 living 
   Clinton A. Son   4 Feb 1896 MO MO IN  
   Alma R. Dau   2 May 1898 MO MO IN  

Mary Bickford Overton then married Andrew L. Workman by 1910. The 1910 Oklahoma County census reveals that this was a second marriage for both Andrew and Mary. Andrew and Mary had been married for six years in 1910. It appears that John Overton and Mary Catherine Bickford had divorced for John was found living with his brother-in-law, Thomas Overton in 1910 Montgomery County, Kansas.

Ruth A. Overton, daughter of Mary Catherine and stepdaughter of Andrew Workman was living in the home in 1910 confirming that this was the same Mary Catherine Bickford who had married John Overton first.

We believe that Ruth A. Overton in 1910 was the same person as Alma R. Overton on the 1900 census. In 1900, Ruth was with her parents John and Mary Catherine Bickford Overton. In 1910, she was with her mother and stepfather.

Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf Bickford was living in the home of her daughter Mary (Bickford) Overton-Workman in 1930 Oklahoma. Susan (Susanna) died three years later.

1910 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma    18 April 1910     Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew L. Head 37 1873 TN TN USA M2 Married for 6 years
   Mary Wife 31 1879 IN IA KY M2 4 children born, 4 living
OVERTON, Ruth A. Step Dau 12 1898 MO MO IN  
WORKMAN, Theodora A. Son   4 1906 CO TN IN  
   Ida Marie Dau   2 1908 OK TN IN  

1910 Montgomery CO KS     May 1910     Louisburg Township

GOODWIN, Thomas D. Head 51 1859 MO TN USA
   Anna Wife 50 1860 MO TN IL
OVERTON, John J. Brother in law 41 1869 MO TN IL Widower
  Clinton A. Nephew 14 1906 MO MO MO

1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma    10 & 12 January 1920     Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew Head 47 1873 TN USA USA
   Mary Wife 41 1879 IN IN KY
   Theodore Son 14 1906 CO TN IN
   Ida Dau 11 1909 OK TN IN
   Raymond Son   9 1911 OK TN IN
   Irene Dau 3 3/12 1916 OK TN IN

1930 Oklahoma CO OK     April 1930       Oklahoma City

WORKMAN, Andrew Head 58 1872 TN TN TN  Married @ 27
   Mary Wife 51 1879 IN IN KY  Married @ 17
   Raymond Son 19 1911 OK TN IN
   Irene Dau 13 1917 OK TN KY
BICKFORD, Susie Mother in law 78 1852 KY TN IL

 

ABIGAIL MINORA NORA BICKFORD
Daughter of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Abigail Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Abigail Minora (Nora) Bickford, daughter of Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf and Jacob Bickford, was born about 1883 in Oklahoma. Nora married Sim C. Schies February 13, 1901 in Jasper CO, MO. (Link to marriage license)

This family was found 1910-1920 living in Oklahoma. No further information is known.

(Link to photograph of Abigail Minora (Nora) Bickford and Lillie B. Wingham Scalf)

Lillie Wingham married Robert E. Scalf, the son of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson. (Photograph  - courtesy of Clyde King)

1910 Pottawatomie CO OK      23 April 1910      Brinton Township

SCHIES, Sim C. Head 38 1872 MO Germ IN
   Nora Wife 27 1883 OK KY KY
   Louie Son   7 1903 OK MO MO
   Cleo Son   5 1905 OK MO MO
   Fernie Son   3 1907 OK MO MO
   Elmer Son   1 1909 OK MO MO

1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma     14 & 15 January 1920     Lincoln Township

SCHIES, S.C. Head 47 1873 MO Germ IN
   Nora Wife 37 1883 MO KY KY
   Louie Son 17 1903 OK MO MO
   Celo Son 15 1905 OK MO MO
   Fern Son 13 1907 OK MO MO
   Elmer Son 10 1910 OK MO MO
   Inice Dau   8 1912 OK MO MO
   Unice Dau   8 1912 OK MO MO
   Dasie Dau   4 1916 OK MO MO
   Hazell  Dau 10/12 1919 OK MO MO

 

CLARENCE LENNIE BICKFORD
Son of
Jacob Bickford & Susan A. Scalf
Clarence Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Clarence L. Bickford, son of Jacob Bickford and Susan A. (Susanna) Scalf, was born about 1893 in Missouri. Clarence was found on the 1920 thru 1940 census of Oklahoma. His wife was Ethel Mae Lowrey. No further information.  

1920 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma    5 January 1920     Oklahoma Township - Oklahoma City 

BICKFORD, Clarence Head 27 1893 MO IN KY
   Ethel Wife 24 1896 IL KY KY
   Hubert Son   6 1914 OK IL IL
   Blanche Dau   4 1916 IN MO IL
   Thelma Dau 8/12 1919 OK MO IL
   Susan Mother 68 1852 KY KY KY Widow
WWI Registration Card
Name: Clarence L. Bickford
Age: 24
Home Address: Henryville, IN   
Date of Birth: October 13, 1892
Born: Carthage, MO (Link to original document)
Employed: Farming
Place of employment: Henryville, IN
Dependent: Wife & two children
Married or single: Married
Height: Medium
Build: Slinder
Color of eyes: Brown
Color of Hair: Light
Date: June 5, 1917

(Photograph - courtesy of Leslie Gage)

1930 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma     9 April 1930    Oklahoma City

BICKFORD, Clarence L. Head 38 1892 MO IN KY
   Ethel M. Wife 34 1896 IL KY KY
   Herbert C. Son 16 1914 OK MO IL
   Blanch M. Dau 15 1915 IN MO IL
   Thelma C. Dau 10 1920 Ok MO IL
   Ester C. Dau   8 1922 OK MO IL
   Marry J. Dau   6 1924 OK MO IL
   Calvin W. Son 2 11/12 1927 OK MO IL

Susan and Jacob Bickford are my great great grandparents and their son, Clarence Lemmie Bickford, was my great grandfather. I knew him and was with him the day of his death. I was 10 years old when he swore to live to see a moon landing, and we watched the landing as a family in Oklahoma City. He died the day after we saw this landing in 1969. Thelma, his daughter, was my grandmother and her death certificate shows her to be Cherokee. We have a family photograph of Jacob and Susan Scalf  Bickford in a group setting and others photos. We are very close family. Jacob and Susan settled in Rogers, Arkansas. (Courtesy of Leslie Gage)

1940 Oklahoma CO Oklahoma     1 May 1940    Oklahoma City

BICKFORD, Clarence L. Head 48 1892 MO Laborer W.P.A.
   Ethel Wife 44 1896 IL  
   Calvin Son 13 1927 OK  
   Leon Son   9 1931 OK  
   Floyd H. Son   4 1936 OK  

 

THELMA CLARABELLE BICKFORD
Daughter of
Clarence L. Bickford & Ethel Mae Lowrey
Thelma<Clarence Bickford<Susan A<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thelma Clarabelle Bickford, the daughter of Clarence L. Bickford & Ethel Mae Lowrey, was born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on May 17, 1919. Thelma married Dale Willard Ropp on June 15, 1935 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (Link to marriage document)

Dale and Thelma Ropp were living in Oklahoma City, OK in 1940, but a census record was not found.

Children of Dale and Thelma Ropp:

  1. Darla Jean Ropp - born about 1937. She married (1) Lonnie Chaney, (2) Eric D. Wehring on August 20, 1992 in Gregg County, Texas.
  2. Patricia Ropp
  3. Reyna Ropp
  4. Barbara Ropp
  5. Unknown son (from obituary)

OBITUARY:
Thelma C. Ropp 5/17/1919 - 9/22/2007 Thelma Clara Bickford-Ropp, was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., May 17, 1919. Thelma married Dale Ropp on June 15, 1935. They were married sixty- three and a half years. She retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1986 where she had been employed for over twenty years. She enjoyed people, and enjoyed helping those who were in need. Her hobbies included sewing, crafting, and working in the yard. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dale; a son, mother, father, three sisters, and two brothers. She is survived by three daughters, Darla Chaney of Oklahoma City, Patricia (Ramon) Reyna of Westminister, TX, and Barbara (Dan) Zvonek of New River, AZ; 11 grandsons and 3 granddaughters; 20 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Ester Hughes, and two brothers, Calvin (JoAnn) Bickford and Leon (Cathrine) Bickford, all of Moore,OK. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Oklahoma Heart Association. Funeral Services will be held Fri., Sept. 28, 2007, at 2:00 pm at Sunny Lane Cemetery in Del City.

Published in The Oklahoman on Sept. 27, 2007

(Bickford family courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

(Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Link to Bickford database (Courtesy of Karen Fulhart)

 


 

ROBERT LEE SCALF, Sr.
Son of
Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson
Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

NOTE: Many people list Robert Lee Scalf, Sr. as Robert Edward Lee Scalf, Sr., However, there are no documents reflecting this. His death certificate lists his name as Robert L. Scalf. So for purpose of clarity, we will keep with the documented name.

Robert L. Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Patsy Jackson was born about 1855 in Kentucky and died January 13, 1934 in Marion County, Indiana. It appears that Robert L. Scalf was married at least twice prior to his marriage to Lillie B. Wingham We have been unable to confirm with records that this is the same Robert E. Scalf; however, no other Robert Scalf appears to meet the criteria for the following information.

(Link to Robert L. Scalf death certificate)

Marriage records obtained from Ancestry dot com reveal that one Robert Scalf married Evaline Abrams 26 October 1877 in Greene County, Indiana. This may, or may not, be the Robert L. Scalf. However, no other Robert Scalf fits the criteria for birth date and location.

Name: Robert Scalf
Spouse Name: Evaline Abrams
Marriage Date: 26 Oct 1877
Source Title 1: Greene Co Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1821 - 1920 [Lacking 1828]
Source Title 3: W. P. A.
Book: K
OS Page: 236

A further search of the census records produced Evaline Abrams living in the home of her father, John Abrams, in Green County, Indiana in 1880. This can be found under household No. 41 on the 1880 census. In the home is William R. Scalf, age 1. We believe he was a child of Robert E. Scalf and Evaline Abrams.

1880 Green Co. IN  7 June 1880  East Half of Beech Creek

ABRAMS, John Father 45 1835 IN KY KY  
   William J. Son 20 1860 IN IN IN  
   John W. Son 17 1862 IN IN IN  
   Mary C. Dau 14 1866 IN IN IN  
   Arrie B. Dau 11 1869 IN IN IN  
   Henry D. Son   9 1871 IN IN IN  
   Evaline Dau 22 1858 IN IN IN Keeping house
SCALF, William R. G-son   1 1879 IN ?? IN  

The place of birth for William’s father appears to be listed as not. However, this is not very legible so this word could be anything.

John Abrams was found in 1870 at Green County, Indiana with wife, Martha. Martha had died by the enumeration of the 1880. Evaline Abrams was twelve years old in 1870 and in the home of her parents.

1870 Green Co. IN  (No date given)    Highland Township - Worthington P.O.

ABRAMS, John 30 1840 IN
   Martha 26 1844 IN
   Evaline 12 1858 IN
   William F. 10 1860 IN
   John W.   6 1864 IN
   Arrabelle   1 1869 IN
   Mollie   4 1866 IN

The marriage of Robert and Evaline was short-lived for in 1880, Robert remarried to Clara Denning. Clara was a sister of Mary Elizabeth Denning, wife of Robert’s brother, William. William and Mary Elizabeth were living next door the Ostrander family in 1880.

Name: Clara Denning
Spouse Name: Robert Scalf
Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1880
Source Title 1: Switzerland County Indiana
Source Title 2: Marriage Records 1831 - 1885
Source Title 3: Part I - Grooms Part II - Brides Compiled by Knox -
Book: 3
OS Page: 431

On June 11, 1880, Robert was enumerated in the home of Louisa Ostrander along with his brother, Britton. By June 20, 1880, just nine days later, Robert married Clara Denning. We have no information on any children from this union.

1880    Switzerland Co IN     11 June 1880

OSTRANDER, Louisa Head 56 1824 IN IN IN
SMITH, Martha Daughter 32 1848 IN IN IN
   Harry Son 10 1870 IN IN IN
OSTRANDER, Noah (Relationship not given) 25 1855 IN IN IN
SCALF, Britton (Relationship not given) 22 1858 KY KY KY
SCALF, Robert (Relationship not given) 27 1853 KY KY KY
MARZ, William (Relationship not given) 18 1862 KY KY KY

Robert’s marriage to Clara lasted a short time as well for he then married Lillie B. Wingham December 15, 1888 in Jefferson County, Indiana. (Ref: Book 16 OS pg. 180 Jefferson County Marriages 1873-1899 - Books 13 through 18).

Transcribed copy of marriage record of Robert L. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Name: Robert Scalf
Spouse Name: Lillie B. Wingham
Marriage Date: 15 Dec 1888
Marriage County: Jefferson
Source Title 1: Jefferson County Indiana
Source Title 2: Marriages 1873-1899 (Books 13 through 18)
Source Title 3: Part I Grooms Part II Brides
Book: 16
OS Page: 180

By 1900 Robert and Lillie were in Trimble County, Kentucky where they were still living in 1910.

1900 Trimble County KY    19 June 1900     East Milton

SCALF, Robert Head 42 1858 KY KY
   Lillie Wife 35 1865 KY KY KY
   Robert L. Son 10 1890 KY KY KY
   William A. Son   7 1893 KY KY KY
   Pearl E. Dau   5 1895 KY KY KY
   Samuel B. Son   2 1898 KY KY KY
   Ivy B. Dau 0/12 1900 KY KY KY

1910  Trimble County KY    15 April 1910    West Milton Precinct

SCALF, Robert Head 53 1857 KY Scotland Germany
   Lily Wife 45 1865 KY KY KY
   Lee Son 20 1890 KY KY KY
   William Son 17 1893 KY KY KY
   Ethel Dau 15 1895 KY KY KY
   Samuel Son 12 1898 KY KY KY
   Ivy Dau   9 1901 KY KY KY
   Benjamin Son   6 1904 IN KY KY
   George Son   5 1905 IN KY KY

Sometime between 1910 and 1920, the family moved back to Indianapolis (Marion County) Indiana where they remained.

1920  Marion County IN     3 January 1920    Center Township

SCALF, Robert Head 65 1855 KY KY KY
   Lillie Wife 44 1876 KY KY KY
   Samuel Son 22 1898 KY KY KY
   Benjamin Son 17 1903 KY KY KY
  ranklin Son   7 1913 IN KY KY
   Paul Son   5 1915 IN KY KY

On the 1930 census of Marion County, Indiana, Robert’s name is listed as Robert E. Scalf. Robert and Lillie were the parents of nine children according to census records.

1930  Marion County IN  3 April 1930   Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Robert E. Head 75 1855 KY OK TN  
   Lillie B. Wife 55 1875 KY KY KY  
   Frank J. Son 17 1913 IN KY KY (Franklin Joseph)
   Paul C. Son 15 1915 IN KY KY (Paul Clarence)
GENTLE, Edgar W. Boarder 25 1905 TN KY KY  
   Elmer Boarder 23 1907 KY KY KY  
   John Boarder 19 1921 KY KY KY  

1940 Marion County IN       29 April 1940          Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie Head 65 1875 KY Widow
   Frank Son 28 1912 IN
   Lela Dau in law 31 1909 IN
   Joseph Step son   6 1934 IN
   Muriel Step dau   5 1935 IN
TERHUNE, Raymond Grandson 19 1921 IN
   Harold Grandson 16 1924 IN

1950 Marion CO IN         29 April 1950       Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie B. Head 75 1875 KY Widow

For some reason the enumerator listed Lillie Scalf separately from two other members of her household, Joseph and Barbara Scalf. They are listed below.

SCALF, Joseph G-son 16 1934 IN (Joseph is the step son of Frank Joseph Scalf)
   Barbara G-dau in law 16 1934 IN (Barbara is the wife of Joseph Scalf)

(Link to photograph of Lillie Wingham Scalf and Nora Schies)(Photograph - courtesy of Clyde King)

Nora Schies (Abigail Abby Minora Bickford Schies) is the daughter of Jacob Alexander Bickford & Susan A. Scalf and is married to Simon C. Schies.

Lillie died November 11, 1962. Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham Scalf are buried at Washington Park Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.

(Link to Lillie B. Scalf death certificate)

 


 

ROBERT LEE SCALF, Jr.
 Son of
Robert Lee Scalf, Sr.& Lillie B. Wingham
Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

NOTE: Because of the name similarity, to distinguish between the two researchers began referring to the father as Robert Lee Scalf, Sr. and the son as Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. However, many Descendents state the son’s full name was Robert E. Lee Scalf. Seeing the Sr. and Jr. suffixes, many began to assume Edward must have been the Sr’s name, as well. However, the name Edward was never associated with his father on any official document. Therefore (and I want to emphasize this) it is improper to apply the name Edward to the father, as well.

While it is possible (and even probable) that the son, Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. was truly named Robert Edward Lee Scalf, the E is rarely found. In the Indiana Marriage Index, his WWI and WWII Draft Registrations, the 1920 Census, and his death certificate, he is only listed as Robert Lee Scalf. In the 1910 and 1930 Census, the Marion County Marriage Index, and the Social Securith Claims Index, he is shown simply as Lee Scalf. The only known document expanding this E to Edward is the birth certificate of his daughter, Alice Marie Scalf.

This leaves us with a choice: We can either refer to them as Robert Lee Scalf, Sr. and Robert Lee Scalf, Jr., or as Robert Lee Scalf and Robert Edward Lee Scalf. However, to avoid confusion, the usage needs to be consistent. Because the Sr./Jr. titles have frequently been used by other researchers, to remain consistent I have made the decision to continue that same usage here.

Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. was born December 21, 1889 in Kentucky and died October 6, 1955 in Indiana.

(Link to Robert Lee Scalf death certificate)

WWI Registration Card

Name: Robert Lee Scalf

Age: 27
Home Address: 830 River Ave, Indianapolis, Marion, IN   
Date of Birth: December 21, 1889
Born: Milton, Kentucky (Link to original document)
Employed: Machinist - Automobile assembler
Employer’s name: Premier Motor Co.
Place of employment: Indianapolis, IN
Dependent: Wife
Married or single: Married
Height: Tall
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Gray
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917

1920 Marion CO IN     5 January 1920     Center

SCAALS (SCALF), Robert Lee Head 30 1890 KY KY IN
   Mary Wife 19 1901 IN IN IN
   Robert S. Son   2 1918 IN KY IN
   Jeneva B. Dau 2/12 1919 IN KY IN
WWII Registration Card
Name: Robert Lee Scalf
Age: 51
Home Address: 2926 Stuart, Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 21, 1890
Born: Trimble CO, Kentucky
Name & address of person who will know your address: Pauline Scalf - 2926 Stuart, Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Employer’s name: Stewart-Carey Glass Co.
Place of employment: Virginia Ave & South New Jersey, Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Sharon Scalf Roller and Michael Scalf, children of Paul Clarence Scalf and Geraldine Josephine Hopper Scalf, state that Robert E. Lee Scalf married first to Mary (maiden name unknown). Sharon Scalf Roller confirms that Robert’s full name was Robert E. Lee Scalf.

Dorothy Spann, another descendent of this family, lists in her database that Robert’s first wife was Mary Angeline Houghland and his second wife was Pauline Conway. Robert was found with wife Mary in 1930, Marion County, Indiana. However, he was married to Pauline at the time of the draft registration for WWII.

(Link to Mary A. Scalf death certificate)

1930  Marion Co IN    21 April 1930    Center Township   Indianapolis

SCALF, Lee Head 42 1888 IN IN IN
   Mary Wife 30 1900 IN IN IN
   Robert Son 12 1918 IN IN IN
   Raymond Son   6 1924 IN IN IN
   May Dau 3 3/12 1926 IN IN IN

Children of Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Mary Angeline Houghland:

  1. Robert Stephen Scalf - born January 5, 1918 and died November 22, 2005.
  2. Geneva Belle Scalf - born January 4, 1920 and died October 4, 1920. (Link to death certificate)
  3. Raymond Lee Scalf - born May 2, 1924 and died March 13, 2006.
  4. May Lucille Scalf - born January 19, 1927.

Children of Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Conway:

  1. Marvin Bruce Scalf - born July 16, 1932 and died January 29, 2016 - married Pamela Mae Powell (1940 - 1977). (Link to Pamela Scalf death certificate)
  2. Barbara Jean Scalf - born November 24, 1936 and died August 1, 2017.
  3. James Kenneth Scalf - born April 23, 1939 and died June 3, 1939. (Link to death certificate)
  4. Shirley Louise Scalf - born June 6, 1940 and died November 6, 2000 - married Jack A. Massingale. (Link to death certificate)
  5. Thomas Wayne Scalf - born February 28, 1942 and died January 29, 2009. (Link to death certificate)
  6. Alice Marie Scalf - born September 29, 1944.
  7. Sassy Scalf (Given name unknown). (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller and Michael Scalf)

 1940 Marion CO IN        22 April 1940

SCALF, Lee R. Head 48 1892 KY
   Pauline Wife 28 1912 KY
  Raymond Son 15 1925 IN
  May L. Dau 13 1927 IN
  Marvin Son   7 1933 IN
  Barbara Jean Dau   3 1937 IN

(Link to Pauline Reynolds Scalf death certificate)

The research of Dorothy Spann relates the following information on this family from her database:

Robert Lee SCALF 1888 - 1957
..    +Mary Angeline HOUGHLAND   1898 - 1930
............    4     Robert Stephen SCALF   1918 -
............    4     Geneva B. SCALF   1920 - 1920
............    4     Raymond Lee SCALF    1924 -
............    4     May Lucille SCALF   1927 -
.......   *2nd Wife of Robert Edward Lee SCALF:  
    .    +Pauline CONWAY
............    4     Marvin Bruce SCALF    1934 -
.......   .........      +Pamela POWELL 
............    4     Barbara Jean SCALF  1936 -
............    4     Shirley Louise SCALF     1940 -
............    4     Thomas Wayne SCALF    1942 -
..........  ......      +Carol J RICE   
............    4     Alice Marie SCALF  1944 - (Courtesy of Dorothy Spann)

 


 

~~ CHILDREN OF Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Mary ANGELINE HOUGHLAND ~~

 

ROBERT STEPHEN SCALF
Son of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Mary Angeline Houghland
Robert S.<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

1940 Marion Co IN 4 April 1940 Center Township - Indianapolis

STOREY, Charles Head 38 1902 IN
   Pearl Wife 39 1901 IN
   Charles, Jr. Son 11 1929 IN
SCALF, Robert Son in law 22 1918 IN
   Ruth Step dau 20 1920 IN
   Charles Grandson   1 1939 IN

Robert Stephen Scalf was born January 5, 1918 and died in Whatcom County, Washington on November 22, 2005. The 1920 and 1950 Census list his birth state as Indiana, but the 1940 as Illinois. The Illinois listing is probably incorrect. He married Ruth Mae Kemp on April 20, 1937 in Greenwood, Johnson County, Indiana.
Ruth was born in Mount Carmel, Wabash County, Illinois on June 23, 1919 and died in Whatcom County, Washington in August 10. 2007.

Children of Robert Stephen Scalf and Ruth Mae Kemp:

  1. Charles Lee Scalf - born January 5, 1918 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died November 22, 2005 in Orange County, California.
    Charles married Patricia Lizabeth Cox In Riverside California 30 July 1960. She was born November 15, 1942 in San Jose, California and died October 30, 1998 in Riverside, California.
    They had one daughter:
    1. Jeanette Lizabeth Scalf - born February 26, 1961 in Riverside, California and died August 2, 2004, also in Riverside. She married Dennis M. Short, born about 1959, June 5, 1982 in Riverside. No known children.
  2. Chester Ray Scalf - born April 20, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died February 21, 2013.
    He married Mary Ethel Macmillan June 5, 1965 in Los Angeles, California. She was born October 27, 1944 in New York and died on September 18, 1992 in San Bernardino County, California. The couple divorced in November 1973 with no known children.
    Chester married second Brita Maria Nystr-m December 23, 2011 in Whatcom County, Washington. She was born in Uppsala, Sweden February 24, 1946 and died January 3, 2013 in Whatcom County, Washington.
    Brita brought three children from a previous marriage:
    1. Paul Christi Adkinson
    2. Rolf Adkinson
    3. Dennis Adkinson
  3. Jackie Jack Dwayne Scalf - born March 16, 1942 in Indiana.
    Jackie married Ellen Rose Mary Lombardi May 20, 1961 in Riverside, California. She was born June 9, 1942 in San Francisco, California and died December 21, 2000 in Warner Robins, Georgia.
    Jackie and Ellen had three children:
    1. J.D. Scalf - wife, Heather
    2. Robin Scalf - husband, Vic McClay
    3. Tony Scalf - wife, Kimberly
  4. Mary Pearl Scalf - born about 1946 in Indiana.
    Mary married 1) Jimmy Edward Brewer December 14, 1963 in Riverside, California. He was born August 15, 1940 in Baytown, Texas and died September 25, 2020 in The Woodlands, Texas. The couple divorced in 1978.
    Mary and Jimmy had three children:
    1. Michele Lorain Brewer - born 26 August 1964 in Oceanside, California, died March 21, 2005 in Austin, Texas.
    2. James Edward Brewer - born December 17, 1968 in Harris County, Texas.
    3. Lonnie Eugene Brewer - born February 23, 1973 in Harris County, Texas.
      Lonnie married first Lisa Ann Ellefson (b. Jan. 1974) August 24, 1996. The couple divorced in 1998 with no known children.
      Lonnie married second Mary Florene Lovell (b. Nov. 1975) September 19, 1998 in Harris County, Texas.
    Mary brought one child into the union:
    1. Brandon Kyle Lovell - born August 7, 1997 in Harris County, Texas.
    Mary married 2) Tommy Richard Pitman (b. about 1945) July 2, 1988 in Dane County, Wisconsin. No known children.

  5. Patricia Ann Scalf - born about 1947 in Indiana. Patricia appears in the 1950 Census, but no further information is available at this time.

  6. Lonnie Eugene Scalf - born January 20, 1957 in Riverside, California and died April 4, 2011 in Whatcom County, Washington.
    Lonnie married 1) Rebecca L. Stewart (b. Apr. 7, 1960 in Riverside, California) November 26, 1977 in Harris County, Texas. The couple divorced in 1979 with no known children.
    Lonnie married 2) Christina M. Collier (b. about 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana) July 12, 1996 in Indianapolis, Indiana. No known children.

1950 Warren Twp, Marion CO IN    18 April 1950

SCALF, Robert S. Head M 32 Indiana
   Ruth M. wife F 30 Illinois
   Charles Lee son M 11 Indiana
   Chester Ray son M 10 Indiana
   Jackie D. son M  8 Indiana
   Mary Pearl daughter F  4 Indiana
   Patricia Ann daughter F  3 Indiana

 

GENEVA BELLE SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Mary Angeline Houghland
Geneva<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Geneva Belle Scalf lived less than a year. She was born January 4, 1920 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died October 4 of that same year. Geneva was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana on October 5, 1920. (Link to Geneva Scalf birth certificate)

 

RAYMOND LEE SCALF
Son of
 Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Mary Angeline Houghland
Raymond<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Raymond Lee Scalf was born May 2, 1924 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died March 13, 2006 in Riverside, California.
Raymond married 1) Mary Kitty Lillian Carson May 4, 1946 in Hamilton County, Indiana. She was born September 15, 1925 in Worthington, Ohio and died October 25, 1982 in Fontana, California.

Raymond and Mary had three children:

  1. Glenn Edward Scalf - born December 8, 1946 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died April 4, 1999 in Fontana, California.
    Glenn married 1) Sherron Sherry Frances Russell May 20, 1968 in San Bernardino, California. Sherry was born December 14, 1937 in Oklahoma and died December 16, 2010 in California. The couple divorced in 1970 with no known children.
    Glenn married 2) Deborah Jean Gustafson August 17, 1974 in San Bernardino, California. Deborah was born March 26, 1950 in Los Angeles, California. The couple divorced in 1975 with no known children.

  2. Steven L. Scalf - born May 31, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died December 6, 2021 in Harahan, Louisiana.
    Steven married Darlene K. Willis July 19, 1968 in San Bernardino, California. She was born January 14, 1949 in Kansas.
    Steven and Darlene had three children:
    1. Rebecca A. Scalf - born August 11, 1968 in San Bernardino, California.
    2. Ethan Robert Scalf - born October 6, 1978 in California and died October 22, 1978 in San Bernardino, California.
    3. Joshua Scalf - no additional information available at this time.

  3. Sheila K. Scalf - born January 14, 1956 and died August 20, 2010 in King County, Washington.
    Sheila married Charles E. Heacock (b. about 1959) July 15, 1978 in San Bernardino, California. No additional information available at this time.
Raymond married 2) Rosalie Alvers sometime after 1971. I have not been able to find a marriage record as of this time.
Rosalie was born June 6, 1926 in Evansville, Indiana and died October 23, 2008 in Flat Rock, North Carolina.
She had previously married Ercil Elwood Carner December 6, 1949. He was born December 12, 1927 in Robb, Indiana and died July 21, 2008 in Evansville, Indiana.
Rosalie and Ercil had two children, whom Rosalie brought into the subsequent marriage with Raymond Lee Scalf:
  1. Ricky Elwood Carner - born October 5, 1949 in Indiana. He married Carmen E Cato (b. 1952) November 14, 1967 in Riverside, California. The couple divorced in 1971 with no known children.
  2. Kathy Elaine Carner - born September 10, 1951 in Poseyville, Indiana and died February 27, 2006 in Evansville, Indiana. She first 1) Jack N. De Fur, Jr. about 1971.
    Kathy and Jack had two children:
    1. Kim A. DeFur - born April 28, 1972 in San Bernardino, California. She married Stephen Mark Morton (b. 1973) May 13 1995 in Mount Vernon, Indiana.
    2. Jeff DeFur - No additional information available at this time.
    Kathy married 2) a Mr. Logan (no known first name). According to the Social Security Indtification Fils (NUMIDENT), the identification as Kim A. Logan occurred aroun 1984. Additionally, the marriage record for her third marriage listed her surname as Logan.
    Kathy married 3) Larry Nelson Hornback February 6, 1993 in New Harmony, Indiana. He was born January 19, 1951 in Evansville, Indiana and died on Aug 7, 2016, also in Evansville.

Obituary of Raymond Lee Scalf
SCALF, RAYMOND LEE Age 81, passed away March 13, 2006. He was born in Indianapolis, IN on May 2, 1924. He worked as a Glazier for 60 years, and was a member of Harvest Christian Fellowship and the Masons. He served in the Marine Corp from 1942-1945.

Raymond is survived by his wife, Rosalie; daughters, Janice Mae Dailey, of Fontana, and Sheila K. Heacock, of Washington; sons, Steven Scalf, of Fontana, and Rick E. Carner, of Riverside; brothers, Tommy and Marvin Scalf, both of Indiana; sisters, Mae Sellars, of Riverside, Barbara Fultz, of Indiana, and Alice n-e Scalf; 17 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by daughter, Kathy Elaine Hornback and son, Glenn E. Scalf. The memorial service will take place on March 17, 2006 at 10:00 AM, at Harvest Christian Fellowship.
Obituary of Steven L. Scalf
Steven L. Scalf was born on May 31, 1949 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He died on Dec. 6, 2021 in Harahan, Louisiana.

His family moved to Fontana [California] when he was in the 9th grade. His favorite activity growing up in Fontana was riding and taking care of his family’s horses. He graduated from Fontana High School in 1967 and married his high school sweetheart, Darlene Willis, in 1969

He worked at Kaiser Steel, until it closed down, as a millwright. He earned his A.A. at Chaffey College and his B.A. and teaching credential at Cal State University, San Bernardino. When he retired, for health reasons, he was teaching English at Fontana High School’s Adult Education program.

He enjoyed many activities, including being an assistant Boy Scout leader. He was a genius at the craft of origami. And he enjoyed being the only male in the Yarns Group’s weekly meetings at the Fontana Library.

Because of worsening health issues, Steven and his wife moved to Louisiana from Fontana, to be near their son’s family in 2021. He enjoyed interacting with his youngest granddaughter until he was hospitalized with hydrocephalus, a result of multiple brain injuries and a stroke

Preceding him in death were his parents, Raymond Scalf and Mary (Kitty) Carson Scalf Jones, his son Ethan Scalf, his brother Glenn Scalf and his sister Sheila Scalf Heacock.

Left to mourn him, are many friends and relatives, including his wife Darlene, his daughter Rebecca Scalf (husband Bob Stang) of Oakland, California, his son Joshua Scalf of New Orleans, Louisiana, his granddaughter Mieka Stang of New York, and his granddaughter Marcella Scalf of New Orleans.

A private family memorial was held at a park in New Orleans, at the bank of the Mississippi River, shortly after Christmas.

 

MAY LUCILLE SCALF
Daughter of
 Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Mary Angeline Houghland
May<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

May Lucille Scalf was born January 17, 1927 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
May married Orbie Casurel Sellars (date unknown). He was born April 9, 1926 in Greenville, Tennessee and died July 20, 1993.
Although the couple divorced in 1978, May and Orbie had three children:
  1. Jimmie Lee Sellars - born January 23, 1944 in Indiana.
  2. Jerald C Sellars - born June 3, 1949.
  3. Orbie Sellars - born August 27, 1958 in San Bernardino, California and died April 30, 2012.

 

 

~~ CHILDREN OF Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline REYNOLDS CONWAY ~~

 

MARVIN BRUCE SCALF
Son of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Reynolds Conway
Marvin<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Marvin Bruce Scalf (aka Redeye), the son of Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Conway died January 29, 2016 at the age of 83.
Marvin married 1) Pamela Mae Powell September 1, 1961 in Marion County, Indiana. Pamela was born December 11, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died December 17, 1977 also in Indianapolis.

Marvin and Pamela had one child (possibly two):
  1. Michael R. Scalf - Michael married Sherry. No additional information available at this time.
  2.  (Possibly a second child of this marriage: Kimberly Scalf, listed in Marvin’s obituary)
Marvin married 2) Ida Mae Osborne October 12, 1979 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ina was born February 8, 1939 in Selvin, Indiana and died December 18, 2015 in Indianapolis.
At some time before 1959 (no record available at this time) Ina married 1) Wayne Earl Morgan (b. Apr. 6, 1926 - d. Apr. 11, 1974). It is important to relate this relationship because his previous children, as well as his children with Ina, show up as surviving children in both Ina’s and Marvin Scalf’s obituaries.

Wayne Earl Morgan married 1) Patricia Louise Nichols April 12, 1947 in Marion County, Indiana. Patricia was born December 10, 1929 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Wayne and Patricia had two children:
  1. Carl W. Morgan - born August 26, 1947 in Indiana. I don’t have a record of Carl’s first marriage, which ended in divorce on November 15, 1971. Carl married 2) Helga Lynn Norby August 26, 1972 in Fairview, Montana. Helga was born August 3, 1951 in Montana to Alfred Norby, Jr. and Helen Kittleson.
    Carl and Helga had one daughter:
    1. Tonya Marie Morgan born October 19, 1973 in Ramsey County, Minnesota.
  2. Dianne Marie Morgan - born August 21, 1948 in Ramsey County, Minnesota. She married Clair L. Beaudoin July 22, 1973 in Carson City, Nevada.
Wayne married 2) Ina Mae Osborne (date unknown - sometime before 1959) Together they had three children:
  1. Pamela Jane Morgan - born August 26, 1959. She married Christopher W. Maddox (b. July 12, 1959 - d. Nov 19, 2020) October 29, 1977 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
    They had two (perhaps three) children:
    1. Melissa Jane Maddox - b. Jul 1983. Married Jay Michael Cunningham.
    2. Edward Wayne Maddox
    3. (Possible child of this marriage)Angela Carol Painter. Angela died prior to 2020 as listed in her father’s obituary. Toby Painter is listed as a surviving grandchild in Marvin’s and Ina’s obituaries, but is not listed in Christopher Maddox’s as a child. Perhaps Toby was Angela’s husband(?).
  2. Billy Wayne Morgan - born Nov. 1951 in Indiana.
    Billy married 1) Dana Lynn Harris (b. 1966 in Tennessee) December 28, 1984 in Indianapolis, Indiana. No known children.
    Billy married 2) Kimberly M. Curry June 22, 1966 in Marion County, Indiana. Billy and Kimberly had two sons:
    1. Billy Morgan, Jr.
    2. Patrick Morgan

Marvin Scalf’s obituary (below) lists most of these children. The only child not accounted for is daughter Kimberly Scalf. She is only listed in Marvin’s obituary, not in Ina Mae’s, so she may have been a second child of Marvin and Pamela Powell, sibling to Michael R. Scalf, and died prior to Marvin’s marriage to Ina.

OBITUARY of Marvin Scalf:
Marvin was born in Indianapolis to Robert and Pauline Scalf on July 16, 1932. He grew up in the Brightwood area. He attended and graduated from Arsenal Tech High School. He is a USMC Korean war veteran, as well as a USAF Veteran. Marvin worked for International Harvester for over 30 years. He then went on to work for the Indianapolis 500 for over 40 years and was a member of the elite Old Timers Club. He volunteered his time at Community Hospital for over 21 years. His memberships include 35 years as a Freemason (member of Irvington, Prospect, and Englewood Lodges), past Associate Guardian of Jobs Daughters, Order of the Eastern Star, and Past VFW Chaplain. He was a member of the Tuxedo Park Baptist Church for 40 years. He was also commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. An avid poet he was awarded the National Silver Poet award.

Marvin is survived by his children Mike (Sherry) Scalf, Pam (Chris) Maddox, Peggy (Chris) Wilson, and Billy (Kim) Morgan; sisters Barbara Fultz, Alice Story and sister-in-law Wanda Howard; grandchildren Melissa Maddox, Edward Maddox, Billy Morgan Jr., Patrick Morgan, Andrea Curry, Blake Bissonette, Katreena Bissonette, Michelle Scalf, Crystal Scalf, and Toby Painter; great-grandchildren Chandler, Iva, Holden, Bryce, Kilka, and Cadynce, as well as many nieces and nephews. He was a loved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend to many. He was preceded in death by his wives Ina (nee Osborne) Scalf and Pamela (nee Powell) Scalf, daughter Kimberly Scalf, granddaughter Angi Painter, parents Robert and Pauline Scalf; siblings Thomas Scalf, Shirley Massingale, Robert Scalf, and Ray Scalf.
OBITUARY of Ina Mae Scalf:
Ina Mae Scalf was born February 8, 1939 in Selvin, Indiana to Benton and Mary Jane Bailey Osborne. She was a member of Tuxedo Park Baptist Church, was Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and Past Guardian of Job’s Daughters, Bethel #18.

Ina is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Iona Ruth Osborne, Margaret Opal Foster and Linda Faye Mehringer, her brothers, Virgil Osborne and Floyd Osborne and one granddaughter, Angie Carol Painter. Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband, Marvin B. Scalf, children, Pam (Chris) Maddox, Billy (Kim) Morgan, Peggy (Chris) Wilson and Michael (Sherry) Scalf, sister, Wanda Howard, brother, James Osborne, sisters-in-law, Alice Story and Barbara Fultz, grandchildren, Melissa Maddox and Edward Maddox, Billy Morgan, Jr, Patrick Morgan, Andrea Curry, Blake (Brittany) Bissonette, Katreena Bissonette, Michelle Scalf, Crystal Scalf and Toby Painter, great-grandchildren, Chandler, Iva, Holden, Bryce and Kilka as well as many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews
OBITUARY of Christopher Maddox - husband of Ina’s daughter, Pamela Morgan:
Christopher W. -Chris- Maddox, 61, of Martinsville, passed away at 11:47 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Indiana University Health Morgan Hospital.

He was born on Sunday, July 12, 1959 in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late James Edward and Edna B. (Wesley) Maddox.

Chris was a 1976 graduate of Decatur High School and earned his Associates Degree from Indiana Business College. He served his country in the United States Army and retired in 2015 from Crossroads Farms Dairy where he was in production making ice cream. He was a member of the Life Line Baptist Church in Camby. He also enjoyed camping, family, Church and being involved in the scouting programs with his children.

Survivors are his wife, Pamela Jane -Pam- (Morgan) Maddox, whom he married on October 29, 1977; daughter, Melissa Jane Maddox-Cunningham and husband Jay Michael Cunningham; son, Edward Wayne -Eddie- Maddox and girlfriend Camille Rollins; brother, James Andrew Maddox; brother-in-law, Billy Wayne Morgan and wife Kim Morgan; aunt, Mary Lou Carmen; aunt, Mary Warner; aunt, Nancy Brummett and husband Ronald Brummett; uncle, Gary Dunn and wife Gina Dunn; grandson, Holden Lee Painter; and many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Chris was preceded in death by a daughter, Angela Carol Painter and his parents.

Funeral services will be 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 30, 2020 at Life Line Baptist Church, 13387 North Slideoff Road, Camby, IN 46113 with Pastor Tim Lindsey officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service starting at 5:00 p.m.

 

BARBARA JEAN SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Reynolds Conway
Barbara<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Barbara Jean Scalf was born November 24, 1936 in Indianapolis, Indiana to Robert L. Scalf, Jr. and Pauline R. Conway and died August 1, 2017, also in Indianapolis. She married Beryl Delmar Fultz (b. Dec. 24, 1920 - d. Nov 15, 1977) Mar 2, 1968 in Franklin, Indiana. No known children.

(Link to Barbara Jean Scalf birth certificate)

 

JAMES KENNETH SCALF
Son of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Reynolds Conway
Barbara<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

James Kenneth Scalf lived only about six weeks. He was born on April 23, 1939 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died on June 3, 1939, also in Indianapolis. He was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis.
(Link to James Kenneth Scalf birth certificate)

 

SHIRLEY LOUISE SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Reynolds Conway
Shirley<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Shirley Louise Scalf was born June 6, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana and died June 3, 2000, also in Indianapolis.
Shirley married Jack Adron Massingale September 13, 1958 in Fentress County, Tennessee. Jack was born January 30, 1938 in Monticello, Kentucky to Will and Virginia M. (Morris) Massingale. He died August 29, 2019 in Indianapolis.

Shirley and Jack Massingale had five children:
  1. Debra K. Massingale - born about 1960 in Indiana. She married (1) Kevin L. Wampner (b. 1960) Sep 2, 1978 in Marion County, Indiana; and (2) Gregory L. Clegg (b. 1960) May 13, 1997. No known children from either marriage.
  2. Virginia May Massingale - born about 1962 in Indiana. Virginia married Bruce David Metcalf on May 2, 1981 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bruce was born June 15, 1958 in Illinois to Lowell Keith and Lela (Davis) Metcalf. No known children.
  3. Sandra L. Massingale - born about 1962 in Indiana. Sandra married Gary L. Diangelo (b. May 1954) on July 4, 1981 in Wayne County, Kentucky.
  4. William S. Massingale - born about 1966 in Indiana. William married Jessica Marie Snelling June 6, 2000 in Clark County, Indiana. Jessica was born April 19, 1971 in Indiana. No known children.
  5. Jeffery S. Massingale - born September 1969 in Indiana. He married Jennifer R. Nolan March 31, 1997 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Jennifer was born February 19, 1973 in Indiana to Edward Francis and Carol Ann (Clifton) Nolan. No known children.

 

THOMAS WAYNE SCALF
Son of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Reynolds Conway
Thomas<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Thomas Wayne Scalf was botn February 28, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He died January 29, 2009, also in Indianapolis. Thomas married Carol Jean Rice September 22, 1961 in Marion County, Indiana.
Carol was born October 22, 1942 in Indianapolis to Willia Robert and Jessie "Woody" Woodrow (Florence) Rice. Carol later married Harold L. Noggle (b. Nov. 3, 1929 in Indianapolis) May 16, 1998. No known children from that union. Carol died February 28, 2016 in Indianapolis.

Thomas and Carol had four children:
  1. Kathryn S. Scalf - married Peter Harlow.
  2. Thomas Lee Scalf - born September 14, 1965. Married Leah Chappell (b. 1965 in Indiana) August 6, 1988 in Indianapolis.
  3. David W. Scalf.
  4. Laura Ann Scalf - married Chris Smith.

Obituary of Carol Jean Scalf Noggle - The Indianapolis Star, Mar 1, 2016, p. A9
Carol Jean Scalf Noggle, 73, of Indianapolis, passed away February 28, 2016. She was born October 22, 1942 to the late Bob and Woody Rice. Carol was employed with Blue Cross-Blue Shield, retiring in 1996. She was a longtime member of Tuxedo Park Baptist Church and was also a member of O.E.S. Chapter #364 and Jobs Daughters Bethel chapter #9.

Visitation will be Wednesday March 2, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Thompson Road Chapel, 333 E. Thompson Rd. with funeral services Thursday at 12 noon.

Carol is survived by her loving children, Kathy S. Harlow (Peter), Tom L. Scalf, David W. Scalf and Lori A. Smith (Chris); 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Roberta Decker.

 

ALICE MARIE SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Lee Scalf, Jr. and Pauline Reynolds Conway
Alice<Robert L.<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Alice Marie Scalf was born September 29, 1944 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Alice married James Arlis Story July 12, 1986 in Indianapolis. No known children from this union. James was born September 22, 1931 in Portland, Indiana to Willie Joe and Ezma Pauline (Holmes) Story. Previously, James had married Doris Arden Ott (b.1928 - d. 2010).
James and Doris had two sons:

  1. Clifford Scott Story (b. 1955 - d. 1988)
  2. Lars Adam Story (b. 1964 - d. 1999).

James died May 25, 1987 in Indianapolis. (Link to James Story death certificate)

 


 

WILLIAM AVERY SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham>
William<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf
 

William Avery Scalf, son of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born July 24, 1892. William married Jesse (maiden name unknown to Sharon and Michael Scalf); however, the author is of the opinion that this is the William who married Jessie May Laux on July 29, 1912. Scalf Family History, page 166 states that William Arthur Scalf (son of Great Britton and Louisa Emmaline Dowell) married Jessie May Loux. However, records confirm that Great Britton’s son William Arthur Scalf married Mary S. Laux and not Jessie May Laux.  

(Link to William Avery Scalf & Jesse Laux marriage document)

(Link to Jessie M. Scalf death certificate)

The WWII Draft Registration Card for William A. Scalf (son of Robert and Lillie) lists his full name as William Avery Scalf. This was not William Arthur Scalf.

William Avery Scalf and Jessie May Loux were the parents of two known children. Sharon Roller Scalf states that she is unsure if the children were natural or adopted children:

  1. William Carl Scalf
  2. Billie Joe Scalf

WWI Registration Card
Name: William A. Scalf
Age: 25
Home Address: 657 Birch, Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Date of Birth: July 24, 1891
Born: Milton, Kentucky (Link to original document)
Employed: Machinist - foreman
Employer’s name: Nordyke & Marmon Co
Place of employment: Indianapolis, IN
Dependent: Wife
Married or single: Married
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Brown
Date: June 5, 1917

William registered for both the WWI and WWII drafts. Jessie Scalf is listed on the WWII draft card as the person who would know his address. Note that his birth date from the WWI registration states July 24, 1891, and his birth date is stated on the WWII registration as July 24, 1892.

WWII Registration Card
Name: William Avery Scalf
Age: 50
Home Address: 3022 N. Euclid Ave. Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Link to original document)
Date of Birth: July 24, 1892
Born: Milton, Kentucky
Telephone: CH2637R
Name & address of person who will know your address: Jessie Scalf - 3022 N. Euclid Ave. Indianapolis, Marion, IN
Employer’s name: International Machine & Tool Corp.
Place of employment: 1129 W. 21st St., Indianapolis, Marion, IN

1920 Marion CO IN     5 January 1920     Center

SCAALS (SCALF), William A. Head 27 1893 KY KY KY  
   Jessie M. Wife 23 1897 IN IN IN  
  Carl Son 11/12 1919 IN KY IN  
LUX, Harrison Father in law 62 1858 IN IN IN Widower
  Goldie M. Boarder 14 1906 IN IN IN  
  Mary S.   Boarder 12 1908 IN IN IN  

William and Jesse were living in Peoria County, Illinois in 1930, with two children. The name of the first child on the census appeared as Carvil but this was Carl.

1930 Peoria CO IL     15 April 1930       Peoria

SCALF, William Head 38 1892 KY KY KY
   Jesse Wife 33 1897 IN IN IN
   Carvil Son 11 1919 IN KY IN
   Billie Joe Son   4 1926 IN KY IN

1940 Marion Co IN     4 April 1940         Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Willian A. Head 47 1893 KY
   Jessie Wife 43 1897 IN
   Billy Joe Son 15 1925 IN
   Carl William Son 21 1919 IN
   Mary G. Dau in law 21 1919 IN
   Carl Eugene Grandson   3 1937 IN
   Leroy Grandson   1 1939 IN
   Fay Eilleen Granddau 0/12 1940 IN

1950 Marion CO IN       14 April 1950       Indianapolis

SCALF, William A. Head 57 1893 KY Hanging Wallpaper
   Jesse M. Wife 53 1897 IN  
CASWELL, Donna R. Foster Child   8 1942 IN  
LAUX, William A. Brother in law 56 1894 IN  

(Census record courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

CARL WILLIAMS SCALF
Son of
William Scalf and Jesse Laux
Carl W.<William<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William Carl Scalf, the son of William Scalf and Jesse Laux was born February 2, 1919 and died May 5, 1973. Carl married Mary Gretchen Goddard.

(Link to Carl William Scalf death certificate)

(Link to Mary G. Scalf death certificate)

Children of Carl Scalf and Mary Goddard:

  1. Carl Eugene Scalf - born 1937 and died 1991.
  2. Leroy Scalf - born 1938 and died 2014
  3. Faye Eileen Scalf - born March 23, 1940
  4. Kaye Elaine Scalf - born December 21, 1946 and died February 17, 1988. (Link to death certificate)
  5. Raye Marlene Scalf - born November 14, 1950 and died October 16, 2008. (Link to death certificate)

1940 Marion Co IN     4 April 1940         Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, WilliaM A. Head 47 1893 KY
   Jessie Wife 43 1897 IN
   Billy Joe Son 15 1925 IN
   Carl William Son 21 1919 IN
   Mary G. Dau in law 21 1919 IN
   Carl Eugene Grandson   3 1937 IN
   Leroy Grandson   1 1939 IN
   Fay Eilleen Granddau 0/12 1940 IN

 

LEROY SCALF
Son of
Carl William Scalf & Mary Goddard
LeRoy<Carl W.<William<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Leroy Scalf, the son of Carl William Scalf & Mary Goddard was born October 16, 1938 and died April 29, 2014. Leroy married Geraldine Kay Schnackenberg.

 

WILLIAM EDWARD SCALF
Son of
LeRoy Scalf and Geraldine Schnackenburg
William<LeRoy<Carl W.<William<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

William E. Scalf, the son of LeRoy Scalf and Geraldine Schnackenbu\erg was born about 1962. William married Andrea Sue Geddes.

(Link to William Scalf and Andrea Thompson marriage document)

(Link to Andrea Scalf death certificate)
 

BILLY JOE SCALF
Son of
William Scalf and Jesse Laux
Billy Joe<William<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Name: Billy J Scalf
Service Info.: SGT FC US ARMY KOREA
Birth Date: 26 Mar 1926
Death Date: 28 Apr 1976
Service Start Date: 8 Jan 1955
Interment Date: 28 Apr 1976
Cemetery: Mountain Home National Cemetery
Cemetery Address: P.O. Box 8 VA Medical Center Johnson City, TN 37684
Buried At: Section Kk Site 84

 

HARRISON LAUX FAMILY

Harrison Laux and Mary J. Laux were the parents of Jessie May Laux, Mary S. Laux, and June Laux. Jessie May Laux married William Avery Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

Mary Jane Laux, a sister of Jessie May Laux, married William Arthur Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emaline Dowell Scalf.

June Laux, also a sister to Jessie and Mary S. Laux, married Alonzo Forrest Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf.

William Avery Scalf that married Jessie May Laux was the son of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

William Avery Scalf that married Minnie Wingham was the son of William M. Scalf and Mary Elizabeth Denning. William M. Scalf was a brother to Robert E. Scalf and both were sons of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

Alonzo Forrest Scalf that married June Laux was the son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emaline Dowell.

William M. Scalf, Great Britton Scalf, and Robert E. Scalf were brothers, all sons of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson.

Robert E. Scalf married second to Clara Denning, sister of his brother William’s wife, Mary Elizabeth Denning. Change William Arthur married to Jessie to William Avery.

1910 Marion CO IN     April 1910      Center Township 

LAUX, Harrison Head 53 1857 IN IN IN
   Mary J. Wife 41 1869 IL IN IN
   William Son 15 1895 IN IN IL
   Jesse Dau 13 1897 IN IN IL
   Junnie Dau   9 1901 IN IN IL
   Gold M. Dau   4 1906 IN IN IL
   Mary S. Dau   2 1908 IN IN IL

1920 Marion CO IN     5 January 1920     Center

SCAALS (SCALF), William A. Head 27 1893 KY KY KY  
   Jessie M. Wife 23 1897 IN IN IN  
   Carl Son 11/12 1919 IN KY IN  
LUX, Harrison Father in law 62 1858 IN IN IN Widower
   Goldie M. Boarder 14 1906 IN IN IN  
   Mary S.   Boarder 12 1908 IN IN IN  

1930 Marion CO IN     2-3 April 1930      Indianapolis  

TANSY, Earl L. Head 29 1901 IN IN IN  
   Goldie M. Wife 24 1906 IN IN IN  
   Violet G. Dau   6 1924 IN IN IN  
   Dorothy M. Dau 4 2/12 1926 IN IN IN  
   Earl D. Son 2 6/12 1927 IN IN IN  
   Jessie E. Dau 4/12 1920 IN IN IN  
LOUX, Harrison Father in law 72 1858 IN Germ IN Widower

DESCENDANTS OF HARRISON HENRY LAUX

  1     Harrison Laux
..     +Mary J. Tabor
........  2  Sherman Laux 1885 -
........  2  William Laux  1895 -
........  2  Jesse May Laux  1897 -
>............   +[1] William Avery Scalf 1898 -
........  2   June Laux 1900 -
............   +Alonzo Forrest Scalf 1896 - 1960
........  2   Goldie M. Laux  1906 -
........  2   Mary Jane Laux  1908 - 1977
>............   +[1] William Arthur Scalf   1898 -
...................   3    Arthur L. Scalf, Jr. 
...................   3    Mary Imogene Scalf 
...................   3    Betty Jane Scalf
...................   3    Margaret Emaline Scalf   
...................   3    Charles Eugene Scalf, Sr.   

David L. Scalf  

 

ETHEL PEARL SCALF
Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Ethel<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ethel Pearl Scalf was born June 2, 1895, in Kentucky. She married Frank Van Slyke in Marion County, Indiana in 1912. Frank was born 1882. Frank and Ethel Pearl were the parents of two children. (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

Children of Ethel Pearl Scalf and Frank Van Slyke:

  1. Jack Van Slyke.
  2. Fred Van Slyke.
  3. Albert Van Slyke. (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

 

SAMUEL BRITTAN SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Samuel<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

 Samuel Britton Scalf, son of Robert and Lillie Wingham was born December 24, 1897 in Kentucky and died January 21, 1962 Hancock County, Indiana. Samuel married Laura May Tyre August 29, 1923, in Marion County, Indiana. (Ref: Book, 122). They were living with her parents in 1930, Marion County, Indiana. Samuel and Laura had a son Charles R. Tyre with them in 1930. Charles was born November 3, 1929, in Marion County, Indiana and died September 7, 2003 in Marion County, Indiana.

(Link to death certificate of Samuel B. Scalf)

(Link to death certificate of Laura May Scalf

A transcribed copy of the draft registration card as well as the marriage record for Samuel and Laura is listed here courtesy of Virgil Scalf.  

WWI Registration Card
Name: Samuel Brittan Scalf
Age: 20
Home Address: Butlerville, Jennings, IN&mep;(Link to original document)
Date of Birth: December 24, 1897
Employed: Farm laborer
Employer’s name: W. Scalf
Place of employment: Butlerville, Jennings, IN
Nearest relative: Robert Scalf - Indianapolis, IN
Height: Medium
Build: Medium
Color of eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Dark
Date: September 12, 1918
Name: Laura May Tyre
Spouse Name: Samuel Britten Scalf
Marriage Date: 29 Aug 1923
Marriage County: Marion
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1920 - 1925 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk’s Office Ind
Book: 122
OS Page: 148

Children of Samuel and Larua May Tyre:   (Courtesy of Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

  1. Charles Scalf
  2. Elizabeth Scalf (Link to death certificate)
  3. Virginia Scalf
  4. Dorothy Scalf

Samuel and Laura were living in the home of her parents in 1930, Marion County, Indiana.

1930 Marion Co IN    5 April 1930      Center Township - Indianapolis 

TYRE, Charles A. Head 57 1873 IN IN IN
  Elizabeth D. Wife 50 1880 IN IN IN
   Dorothy D. Dau 18 1912 IN IN IN
SCALF, Samuel B. Son in law 32 1898 KY KY KY
SCALF, Laura M. Dau 25 1905 IN IN IN
SCALF, Charles R. G-son 4/12 1929 IN IN IN

1940 Marion CO IN       22 April 1940      Center Township - Indianapolis 

SCALF, Samuel B. Head 42 1898 KY
   Laura May Wife 35 1905 IN
   Charles Son 10 1930 IN
   Elizabeth Dau   8 1932 IN
   Virginia Dau   5 1935 IN
   Dorothy Dau   3 1937 IN

 

CHARLES ROBERT SCALF
Son of
Samuel Scalf and Laura May Tyre
Charles<Samuel<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Charles R. Scalf, the son of Samuel Scalf and Larua May Tyre was born November 3, 1929 in Marion County, Indiana and died September 7, 2003 in Indiana. Charles married Donna Brickly, Doris Clark Davis and Eva Shutt.

(Link to Charles Scalf birth certificate)

(Link to Donna J. Scalf death certificate)

(Charles Robert Scalf & Dora Clark Davis - marriage)

(Link to Charles R. Scalf death certificate)

Obituary:
Charles R. Scalf, 73, died, at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Indianapolis.

Survivors include sons, Steven Scalf of Milpitas, Calif., and Michael Scalf of Indianapolis; daughters, Deborah Williams, Pamela Purdue and Cheryl Gibble, all of Indianapolis; two sisters, Virginia Waymire of McCordsville and Dorothy Macy of Greenfield; He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Brook

He was a SSgt in U.S. Air Force in Korean War.

He had been employed by Metropolitan School District of Decatur Township as an auto vocational instructor for 10 years, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of Southport United Methodist Church and Greenwood Masonic Lodge 252. His hobby repairing lawnmowers.

 

IVY BELLE SCALF
 Daughter of
Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Ivy<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Ivy B. Scalf was born in Kentucky on May 26, 1899 based on the 1900 census of Trimble County, Kentucky and the marriage data from Marion County, Indiana. Ivy married Louis B. Terhune August 30, 1916, in Marion County, Indiana. According to the 1920 and 1930 census records, Louis Porter either died or he and Iva Bell were divorced about 1924 because Harold A. Terhune was born November 25, 1923 and Iva Belle is married to John Dickey on the 1930 census, and they have a daughter that was born around 1927 or 1928.  

Children of Ivy B. Scalf and Louis B. Terhune: (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

  1. Robert P. Terhune
  2. Evelyn G. Terhune
  3. Raymond S. Terhune
  4. Harold A. Happy Terhune. - born November 25, 1923 and died March 16, 1989. (Link to photograph) (Courtesy of Clyde King)

1920 Marion CO IN      9 January 1920      Indianapolis

TERBUNE, Porter Head 45 1875 KY KY KY
   Elizabeth Wife 38 1882 KY KY KY
   May M. Dau 15 1905 KY KY KY
   Robert Son 19 1901 KY KY KY
   Harold Son 13 1907 IN KY KY
   Flossie Dau   9 1911 IN KY KY
   Louis Son 21 1899 KY KY KY
   Ivabelle Dau in law 19 1901 KY KY KY
   Robert P. Grand son 2 8/12 1917 IN KY KY
   Evelyn G. Grand dau 8/12 1919 IN KY KY

1930 Marion CO IN      8 & 9 April 1930      Indianapolis

DICKEY, John Head 20 1910 IN IN IN
   Iva B. Wife 28 1902 KY KY KY
   Marjorie Dau 1 5/12 1928 IN IN KY
TERHUNE, Robert Step son 12 1918 IN KY KY
   Evelyn Step dau 10 1920 IN KY KY
  Raymond S. Step son   8 1922 IN KY KY
  Harold A. Step son   6 1924 IN KY KY

Raymond and Harold Terhune were staying with their grandmother in 1940.

1940 Marion County IN       29 April 1940          Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie Head 65 1875 KY  Widow
   Frank Son 28 1912 IN
   Lela Dau in law 31 1909 IN
   Joseph Step son   6 1934 IN
   Muriel Step dau   5 1935 IN
TERHUNE, Raymond Grandson 19 1921 IN
   Harold Grandson 16 1924 IN

 

BENJAMIN C. SCALF
Son of
Robert Scalf & Lillie B. Wingham
Benjamin<Robert L.<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Benjamin Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born about 1903, in Indiana. Ben married (1) Esther May Lombard on February 10, 1923, in Marion County, Indiana. (2) Mary McQueen.

(Link to Esther Scalf death certificate)

Transcribed marriage record of Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard, courtesy of Virgil Scalf.

Name: Benjamin Scalf
Spouse Name: Esther May Lombard
Marriage Date: 10 Feb 1923
Marriage County: Marion
Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1920 - 1925 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk’s Office Ind
Book: 120

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Ben and Esther were found living in Marion County, Indiana in 1930 with four children.

1930  Marion County IN  25 April 1930    Center Township   Indianapolis

SCALF, Ben Head 26 1904 IN KY KY
   Esther Wife 26 1904 IN IN IN
   Richard Son 5 9/12 1924 IN IN IN
   Darrell Son   4 1926 IN IN IN
   LaDonna Dau 2 5/12 1927 IN IN IN
   Donald Son 4/12 1930 IN IN IN

1940  Marion County IN       1 May 1940    Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Benjamin Head 36 1904 IN
   Esther Wife 36 1904 IN
   Richard  Son 15 1925 IN
   Darrell Son 14 1926 IN
   LaDonna Dau 12 1928 IN
   Donald Son 10 1930 IN
   George Son   5 1935 IN
Although we have no information on the children of Ben and Esther, one child, Darrel Eugene Scalf died in 1944. A death record for Darrel was found by Virgil Scalf.

Place of Death: St. Louis Missouri
Name of Hospital or Original Institution: Ft. of Iron St. 1
Full Name: Darrel Eugene Scalf
Male:
White (Link to death certificate)
Single
Birth Date: April 9, 1926
Age: 18 yrs, 3 mo. 18 days
State or foreign country: Ind 1
Usual Occupation: Seaman 2/C
Industry or Business: U. S. N.
Father: Ben C. Scalf - Birthplace: Unknown
Mother: Unknown. - Birthplace: Unknown
Informant: U. S. Navy Dept.
Address: Lambert Field
Burial, Cremation, or Removal: Removal
Place of Burial: Indiana
Signature of Funeral Director: Louis H. Boyd (?) Inc.
Address: Kirkwood, MO
Usual Residence of Deceased:
State: Indiana
City, Town: Indianapolis
Address: 1521 Demple Ave.
Date of Death: July 26, 1944 at 9:30 p.m.
Cause of Death: P. edema lungs - watery when deceased fell from an Infantry Landing Craft L. C. Y. #1077 at the foot of (arsenant?? st) July 26, 1944 at 9:30 p.m.
Accident, suicide, homicide: Accident
Date of occurrence: July 26, 1944
Where did injury occur? Ft. Iron???? (This may not be accurate)
Specify type of place, Farm, Industrial place, School? Industrial
While at work? Yes
Means of injury: Fell in a waler? Fell in the water?

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Children of Benjamin Scalf and Mary McQueen:

  1. Charles Scalf
  2. Pamella J. Scalf  (Link to death certificate)

 

 RICHARD CURTIS SCALF, SR.
Son of
Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard
Richard<Benjamin<Robert L<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Richard Curtis Scalf, son of Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard, was born about 1925, in Indiana and died May 27, 2005, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Richard was the oldest child of Benjamin Scalf and Esther May Lombard. He married Carolyn Jo Greer February 10, 1947. Richard was employed by Wishard Memorial Hospital where he retired in 1989. Richard and Carolyn were the parents of five sons and four daughters. (Obituary of Richard Curtis Scalf, Sr., courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

(Link to Richard Scalf death certificate)

Children of Richard Curtis Scalf and Carolyn Jo Greer:

  1. Richard Curtis Scalf, Jr.
  2. David R. Scalf
  3. Phillip D. Scalf
  4. George S. Scalf
  5. Michael D. Scalf
  6. Kathryn Scalf VanBriggle
  7. Joyce Scalf Ruthers
  8. Rebecca Scalf Harmon

Children from obituary of Richard C. Scalf, Sr. may not be in birth order.

1950 Marion CO IN      24 April 1950       Indianapolis

SCALF, Richard Head 25 1925 IN Furnace Installer
   Carolyn J.   Wife 23 1927 IN  
   Richard C. Son   2 1940 IN  
   David R. on Dec 1949 IN  
HARTOPEC, Joyce M. Lodger 20 1930 MO  
Obituary of Scalf, Richard Curtis, Sr. - May 30, 2005
Richard Curtis Scalf, Sr. 80, of Westfield, IN, died May 27, 2005. He was born July 22, 1924 in Indianapolis. Richard married Carolyn Jo Greer on February 10, 1947. He retired from Wishard Memorial Hospital in 1989. He was a member of the Carmel Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mr. Scalf is survived by his wife, Carolyn; 5 sons, Richard C. Jr., David R., George S., Phillip D. and Michael D. and 4 daughters, Kathryn VanBriggle, Janet Flowers, Joyce Ruthers, and Rebecca Harmon; 2 brothers, Donald and George H., and 1 sister, LaDonna Nash. He was blessed with 34 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther; father, Benjamin; brother, Darrel, and sister, Anne. Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 3rd, 7:00 p.m. at the Noblesville Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses located at 191st Street and Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN. Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Noblesville Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 19100 Allisonville Road, Noblesville, IN 46060. Arrangements entrusted to Shirley Brothers Fishers-Castleton Chapel. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

GEORGE SCALF
Son of
Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
George<Robert L<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

George Scalf, son of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born about 1905, in Indiana and is listed on the 1910, Trimble County, Kentucky census but does not appear on the 1920, census with the family. Scalf Family History states that George was born about 1911, and died about 1917. The Indiana Death Records confirm the death date of George. George died May 7, 1917, at Evansville, Indiana at the age of six. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

INDIANA DEATHS

Name: George Scalf
Date: 7 May 1917
LOCATION: Evansville
Age: 6 yr
Gender: Male
Race: White
Source Location: City Health Office, Evansville
Source Notes: The source of this record is the book CH-5 on page 200 within the series produced by the Indiana Works Progress Administration.

 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

 

FRANKLIN JOSEPH SCALF
 Son of
 Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Franklin<Robert L<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Franklin Joseph Scalf, son of Robert E. Lee Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham, was born April 4, 1912, in Kentucky and married Mary Loretta Cooper in Indiana. (Courtesy of Sharon Roller Scalf)

(Link to Loretta Scalf death certificate)

From the Social Security Index and California Death Index, we find that Franklin Joseph Scalf was born April 4, 1912, in Kentucky and died April 20, 1991, at San Bernardino, California. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

1940 Marion County IN       29 April 1940          Center Township - Indianapolis

SCALF, Lillie Head 65 1875 KY Widow
   Frank Son 28 1912 IN  
   Lela Dau in law 31 1909 IN  
   Joseph Step son   6 1934 IN  
   Muriel Step dau   5 1935 IN  
TERHUNE, Raymond Grandson 19 1921 IN  
   Harold Grandson 16 1924 IN  

1950 Harris CO TX       9 May 1950        Houston

SCALF, J. Frank Head 38 1912 IN
   Billie Wife 23 1927 OH
   Muriel Dau 15 1935 IN
   L. Henry Son   4 1946 KY
   E. Wayne Son   2 1948 IN
VAN SLYKE, Robert Nephew 34 1916 IN

Social Security Index

Name: Frank J. Scalf
SSN: 306-18-5230
Last Residence: 92410 San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States of America
Born: 4 Apr 1912
Died: 20 Apr 1991
State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (Before 1951)

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

California Death Index

Name: Frank Joseph Scalf
Social Security #: 306185230
Sex: MALE
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1912
Birthplace: Kentucky
Death Date: 20 Apr 1991
Death Place: San Bernardino
Mother’s Maiden Name: Wingham

(Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

Children of Franklin Joseph Scalf and Mary Loretta Cooper: (Courtesy of Sharon Scalf Roller)

  1. Joseph Scalf
  2. Muriel Scalf
  3. Jared Edward Scalf - born December 19, 1936 and died January 4, 1937.  (Link to death certificate)

 

PAUL CLARENCE SCALF
 Son of
 Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham
Paul<Robert E<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

Paul Clarence Scalf was born October 12, 1914, in Indianapolis, Indiana and died June 26, 1978, in Escondido, CA. He married Geraldine Josephine Hopper June 28, 1935, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was the daughter of Paul Hopper and Josephine James. Geraldine was born August 23, 1916, in Indianapolis, IN. Paul Clarence Scalf is buried at Crestlawn Cemetery, Riverside, California. Paul Clarence was employed as a Painting Contractor. Geraldine Josephine Hopper Scalf died January 20, 1995, in Corvallis, Oregon and was interred beside her husband Paul Clarence Scalf at Crestlawn Cemetery in Riverside, California. (Courtesy of Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

Michael Allen Scalf and his sister, Sharon Scalf Roller, children of Paul Clarence and Geraldine Josephine (Hopper) Scalf graciously submitted information on this family with the help of their mother, Geraldine. Geraldine was living at the time of our correspondence in the middle 1980’s.

It was with Michael’s help that the author was able to find Elmer Scalf, author of Scalf Family History, at the beginning of this research. Michael unselfishly shared all of his information on the Scalf family with the author to aid in this research. Michael became a dear friend to the author and although it doesn’t seem like it has been that long, we have kept in touch for twenty plus years now.

Elmer Scalf understandably confused some of the names of the children of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham on page 166 of Scalf Family History. With the help of Geraldine Hopper Scalf and her children, the author has been able to correct these names.

In 2006, Michael’s sister, Sharon Scalf Roller, reviewed the material collected on this line and made corrections and/or additions and we are indebted to her for her help. With the help of Virgil Scalf and records found for this family we have been able to verify the names. The author has added references at the end of each sentence.

Children of Robert Scalf and Lillie Wingham: (As recalled by Geraldine Hopper Scalf, wife of Paul Clarence Scalf)

  1. Ethel Pearl Scalf born June 02, 1895, married Frank Van Slyke 1912, Marion County, IN. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf - Scalf Family History states Frank Van Slyke, born 1882 - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller -2006)
  2. Ivy B. Scalf born about 1899, married Louis B. Terhune 1916, Marion County, IN. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf - Listed in Scalf Family History - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller - 2006)
  3. Benjamin (Ben) Scalf died at Riverside, CA. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. He married Esther May Lombard February 10, 1923, Marion County, Indiana -Listed in Scalf Family History - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)
  4. Samuel Scalf. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. Listed in Scalf Family History as Sam Scalf. Sharon Roller Scalf confirms that his full name was Samuel - WWI Draft Card lists Samuel Brittan Scalf)
  5. William Lee Scalf. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. Given name of William confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller. Scalf Family History states Lee Scalf. The 1900, census lists William as William A. Scalf - M. Fleenor).
  6. Frank Joseph Scalf born April 04, 1912, Indianapolis, IN (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf - His full name was Franklin Joseph Scalf. He married Mary Collier in Indiana - Confirmed by Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller - Scalf Family History, page 166, states William Frank Scalf, which is incorrect)
  7. Paul Clarence Scalf born October 12, 1914 Indianapolis, IN and died June 26, 1978, Riverside, CA married Geraldine Hopper. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf -Confirmed Michael Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)
  8. George Scalf. (Stated by Geraldine Hopper Scalf. Scalf Family History states George was born 1911, and died 1917. Sharon Scalf Roller confirms he died in childhood).

    Census records list a Lee Scalf and a William Scalf as separate individuals in 1900, Trimble County, KY. This would be Robert E. Lee Scalf and William A. Scalf. Geraldine Hopper Scalf lists Frank Scalf as Frank Joseph Scalf. Frank is also listed on the 1930, census as Frank J. Scalf. Geraldine’s daughter, Sharon Scalf Roller,states that his full name was Franklin Joseph Scalf. Therefore, the records confirm that these sons were separate individuals and were Robert E. Lee Scalf, William A. Scalf, and Franklin Joseph Scalf, sons of Robert E. Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

Update on Aaron Paul Scalf: Previously, Aaron Paul Scalf was included in the list of children of Paul Clarence and Geraldine Hopper Scalf; however, new information confirms that there was not a child by this name born to Paul and Geraldine. The author received an email recently from Michael Scalf, son of Geraldine Hopper Scalf. His name has been removed from this section and we request that you remove this from your database, also.

Email from Michael Scalf 12/22/2013:
I did some follow up with the Indiana Dept. of Records regarding the sibling we had questions about (Aaron Paul Scalf). It turns out that they could find no record of live or still born births-so despite the beliefs of some-our Mom did not have a baby by this name in Indianapolis or Martinsville (the places she would have lived). The info I provided regarding Aaron was not correct and should be removed from the record.(Courtesy of Michael Scalf)

Children of Paul Clarence Scalf and Geraldine Hopper:

  1. Sharon Jo Scalf, was born March 15, 1937, Indianapolis, Indiana. - Married Donald Marion Roller July 12, 1952, Brown Co. Indiana.
  2. Paul Edward Scalf was born April 08, 1940, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  3. Ronald Franklin Scalf was born March 01, 1941, Indianapolis, Indiana.
  4. Karen Lee Scalf was born August 12, 1943, Indianapolis, Indiana - Married Buddy Lee Carrell January 15, 1960, Riverside, California. Unfortunately, we lost Karen August 22, 2014 from pneumonia. Karen will be greatly missed by her family
  5. Michael Allen Scalf was born December 23, 1948, Indianapolis, Indiana -married Constance Fetskos April 25, 1970, at Riverside, California. Daughter: Melissa Zoe Scalf born February 5, 1974, San Diego, California (U.S. Naval Hospital).
  6. Dempsey James Scalf was born November 04, 1951, Indianapolis, IN. (Courtesy of Michael Allen Scalf and Sharon Scalf Roller)

    Clara Maude (Aunt Maude as we always called her) the daughter of Thomas and Rachel James (Mom’s mother’s maiden name). In Clara Maude’s obituary Geraldine is referred to as a foster daughter from Valley Station, Kentucky). But in Charles’ obit (he died before Maude) is listed as being from Indianapolis. Charles and Maude raised her after her mother died in the flu epidemic. (Courtesy of Mike Scalf)

    1940 Marion CO IN      1 & 2 May 1940      Center Township - Indianapolis

    SMOCK, Charles E. Head 58 1882 IN
       Clara M. Wife 58 1882 IN
    SCALF, Paul Nephew 25 1915 IN
       Geraldine Niece 23 1917 IN
       Sharon Jo Niece   3 1937 IN

    1950 Marion CO IN        7 April 1950       Indianapolis

    SCALF, Paul C. Head 35 1915 IN Industrial Painter
       Geraldine, J. Wife 33 1917 IN  
       Sharon, J. Dau 13 1937 IN  
       Paul E. Son 10 1940 IN  
       Ronald F. Son   9 1941 IN  
       Karen L. Dau   6 1944 IN  
       Michael A. Son   1 1949 IN  

     


     

    PETER SCALF
    Son of
    Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson
    Peter<<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Peter Scalf is listed in Scalf Family History, page 166 as a son of Robert and Martha Patsy Jackson Scalf. Peter is also listed on the 1860 census in the home of Robert and Patsy; however, no information has been found to identify this Peter Scalf. The author believes it is possible that Peter was the Alexander Scalf mentioned by Elmer Scalf in Scalf Family History. [After comparing the 1860 census to the 1870 census for the family of Robert and Martha Patsy Jackson, the ages of the children are fairly consistent, the 1870 census leaving a gap between Robert and Britton where Peter should have been. Since Peter would have been 13 at the time of the 1870 census, with no other explanation for his absence, I belive it more likely that Peter died before 1870.] (Comment by Stephen Scalf)

    1860  Clay County KY    28 July 1860   Manchester PO

    SCALF, Robert 43 1817 VA
       Patsy 38 1822 Clay CO, KY
       Greenbury 13 1847 TN
       William 11 1849 Clay CO, KY
       Susan A.   8 1852 Clay CO, KY
       Robert   5 1855 Clay CO, KY
       Peter   3 1857 Clay CO, KY
       Britton   1 1859 Clay CO, KY

    1870 Benton County Arkansas 11 August 1870 Round Prairie Township

    SCALF, Robert 51 1819 VA
       Patsy 45 1825 KY
       Susan 19 1851 KY
       Robert 16 1854 KY
       Britton 10 1860 KY
       [No mention of Peter]      
       Samuel   8 1862 KY

     


     

    GREAT BRITTON SCALF
    Son of
    Robert Scalf & Martha Patsy Jackson
    Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Great Britton Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson was born May 26, 1859 in Clay County, Kentucky and died August 3, 1943. The spelling of BRITTON has been used throughout the writings concerning Great Britton only because this is the most common spelling of his name found by the author. His descendents, however, appeared under the spelling of BRITTAN. Therefore, the spelling found on records has been used for each family member using this name.

    Great Britton was listed in the home of his parents in 1860 Clay County, KY, and he was living with his parents in Benton County, Arkansas in 1870 at the age of 10.

    1870  Benton County Arkansas   11 August 1870    Round Prairie Township

    SCALF, Robert 51 1819 VA
       Patsy 45 1825 KY
       Susan 19 1851 KY
       Robert 16 1854 KY
       Britton 10 1860 KY
       Samuel   8 1862 KY

    By 1880, Great Britton was living in the home of Louisa Ostrander in Switzerland County, Indiana indicating that at least one, if not both, of his parents had died. His brother, Robert, was also in the home. Another brother, William, was married and living next door to the family.

    1880    Switzerland Co IN     11 June 1880

    OSTRANDER, Louisa Head 56 1824 IN IN IN
    SMITH, Martha Daughter 32 1848 IN IN IN
       Harry Son 10 1870 IN IN IN
    OSTRANDER, Noah (Relationship not given) 25 1855 IN IN IN
    SCALF, Britton (Relationship not given) 22 1858 KY KY KY
    SCALF, Robert (Relationship not given) 27 1853 KY KY KY
    MARZ, William (Relationship not given) 18 1862 KY KY KY

    (Photograph - courtesy of Clyde King)

    Great Britton married Louisa Emiline (Dowell) Zehr, the daughter of Peter Nelson Dowell and Mary Katherine Mitchell. Louisa was born December 25, 1865 in Green County, Missouri and died April 11, 1940. A marriage license for Great Britton and Louisa was found and states the date of their marriage as August 1, 1889 in Reeds (Jasper Co) Missouri. (Marriage License courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    Link to Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Zehr Marriage License

    The name on the license appears to be Louisa Zylor or Zyer. Louisa was married before her marriage to Great Britton and had a son. Louisa first husband was Jacob Zehr and they were married on January 21, 1884 in Newton County, MO.

    Link to Jacob Zehr and Louisa Dowell Marriage License

    Scalf Family History, page 166 lists Louisa Dowell as Louise E. Darnell but a copy of the death certificate of her daughter, Myrtle Frances (Scalf) Harman states her mother’s name was Louisa Emaline Dowell Scalf, born in West Virginia. Jonathan Harman submitted the death certificate along with other information pertinent to compiling the family of Great Britton Scalf.

    Great Britton moved from Arkansas to Indiana 1870-1880 and then to Missouri sometime after the enumeration of the 1880 census. In 1880, he was living in Switzerland County, Indiana, and  he married Louisa in 1889 at Reeds (Jasper County, Missouri). We have been unable to find information to suggest why Great Britton moved from Arkansas to Indiana and then back to Missouri. The fact that Great Britton and his brother Robert were in the home of the Ostrander family in 1880 certainly suggests their parents had died.

    Louisa, wife of Great Britton, stated on the 1900 census that she had six children with six living. She had been married prior to her marriage to Great Britton and Lee D. Zehr in the home was the son of Louisa and her first husband. Lee D. Zehr was born June 26, 1886 and is listed as twelve years old on the 1900 Census.

    Child of Louisa Dowell and Jacob Zehr:

    1. Lee Denver Zehr - born June 26, 1886.

    Children of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Dowell:

    1. Myrtle France Scalf - born June 26, 1886.
    2. Homer Britton Scalf - born July 19, 1894.
    3. Alonzo Forrest Scalf - born March 4, 1896.
    4. Arthur William Scalf - February 26, 1898.
    5. Orville Lewis Scalf - born January 26, 1900.
    6. Samuel Phillip Scalf - born May 28, 1903.
    7. Mildred Floy Scalf - born February 20, 1906.

    1900  Jasper Co MO     15 & 16 June 1900  Sarcoxie Township

    SCALF, G. B. Head 59? May 1841? KY VA KY  
       Louise E. Wife 34 Dec 1866 MO NC MO 6 children born, 6 living
       Myrtle F. Dau   9 Nov 1890 MO KY MO  
       Homer B. Son   5 Jul 1894 MO KY MO  
       Alonza Son   4 Mar 1896 MO KY MO  
         William A. Son   2 Feb 1898 MO KY MO  
         Orvil S. Son 4/12 Jan 1900 MO KY MO  
    ZEHR, Lee D. S-son 12 Jun 1887 NY MO MO  

    By 1910, Great Britton and Louisa were living in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. This census states that both Great Britton and Louisa had been married twice. The author cannot determine if this was an error or if the number is actually a 2 in the marriage category for Great Britton. There has been no other information found to confirm that Great Britton might have been married twice.

    Great Britton’s daughter, Myrtle, is listed as a stepdaughter in 1910 and this was likely a mistake by the enumerator for she was listed as a daughter in 1900. Myrtle had married by 1910 to Earl Cleveland Harman and their son Bryan K. Harman is also in the home; however, Earl is not listed on this census.

    On each census, Louisa Emmaline (Dowell) Zehr Scalf (wife of Great Britton) lists her birthplace as Missouri. Louisa states she had eight children with eight living on the 1910 census. The 1910 census does show seven children minus her son, Lee D. Zehr, from a prior marriage, who was not in the home in 1910. Counting Lee, there would be eight children.

    1910  Pottawatomie CO OK     19 April 1910    Shawnee

    SCALF, Great B. Head 57 1853 KY VA KY Married twice
       Louise E. Wife 44 1866 MO NC MO Married twice, 8 children born, 8 living
       Homer Son 15 1895 MO KY MO  
       Alonzo Son 13 1897 MO KY MO  
       William A. Son 12 1898 MO KY MO  
       Orvil Son 10 1900 MO KY MO  
       Samuel P. Son   6 1904 OK KY MO  
       Mildred Dau   4 1906 OK KY MO  
    HARMON, Myrtle S-Dau? 19 1891 MO KY MO 1 child born, 1 child living
    HARMON, Bryan K. G-son 1 8/12 1908 OK KS MO  

    By 1920, Great Britton was living once again in Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis. A number of Great Britton’s cousins were living in Marion County as well. Louisa’s name appears to be Euliza on this census; however, we believe the enumerator had a problem with the spelling of Louisa or he did not hear the name correctly.

    1920  Marion Co IN  14 January 1920      Center Township - Indianapolis

    SCALF, Great B. Head 59 1861 KY KY KY
       Euliza Wife 54 1866 MO NC MO
       Homer B. Son 24 1896 MO KY MO
       Alonzo Son 24 1896 MO KY MO
       William A. Son 21 1899 MO KY MO
       Samuel Son 17 1903 OK KY MO
       Mildred Dau 13 1907 OK KY MO

    Great Britton and Louisa remained in Marion County, Indiana where they were found in 1930. Two sons were in the home and several grandchildren. Great Britton and Louisa lived on Oliver Street in Indianapolis, which crossed the street (Coffey) that their daughter Myrtle Scalf Harmon lived on. (Courtesy of Jonathan Harman)

    1930  Marion Co IN  17 April 1930   Center Township Indianapolis

    SCALF, Great B. Head 70 1860 KY KY KY  
       Louisa Wife 64 1866 MO NC MO  
       Homer B. Son 34 1896 MO KY MO Widower
       Lee E. G-son   7 1923 IN MO TN  
       Thelma M. G-dau   5 1925 IN MO TN  
       Leonard F. G-son 3 9/12 1926 IN MO TN  
       Lillian E. G-dau 1 8/12 1928 IN MO TN  
       Samuel P. Son 26 1904 OK KY MO  

    1940 Marion Co IN       2 April 1940       Center Township Indianapolis

    SCALF, Great B. Head 80 1860 KY
       Louisa Wife 74 1866 MO

    In 1940, Great Britton and Louisa Scalf were members of the Townsend Club of Indianapolis, IN.   (Great Britton Scalf)   (Louisa Scalf)

    On April 11, 1940, Louisa Scalf died and Great Brittan moved into the home of his daughter, Mildred.

    (Link to Louisa Scalf death certificate)

    1940 Marion Co IN       10 May 1940       Center Township Indianapolis

    CARR, Ray Head 36 1904 KY
       Mildred Wife 34 1906 OK
       Donald James Son 13 1927 IN
       Francis Emiline Dau 11 1929 IN
       Walter Ray Son   9 1931 IN
       Phyllis Evelyn Dau   5 1935 IN
    SCALF, Great Britton Father in law 80 1860 KY  Widower

     

    LEE DENVER ZEHR
    Son of
    Jacob Zehr & Louisa Emmaline Dowell

    Lee Zehr, the son of Jacob Zehr and Louisa Dowell, was born June 26, 1886 in Lewis County, New York. He is living with his mother and stepfather in 1900. Lee Zehr’s first wife was Jessie _____. Later, he married Victoria Davis on May 18, 1934 in Marion County, IN.

    1900  Jasper CO MO     15 & 16 June 1900  Sarcoxie Township

    SCALF, G. B. Head 59? May 1841? KY VA KY  
       Louise E. Wife 34 Dec 1866 MO NC MO 6 children born, 6 living
       Myrtle F. Dau   9 Nov 1890 MO KY MO  
       Homer B. Son   5 Jul 1894 MO KY MO  
       Alonza Son   4 Mar 1896 MO KY MO  
       William A. Son   2 Feb 1898 MO KY MO  
       Orvil S. Son 4/12 Jan 1900 MO KY MO  
    ZEHR, Lee D. S-son 12 Jun 1887 NY MO MO  

    (Photograph courtesy of Jon Harman)

    1910  Pottawatomie CO OK     26 April 1910    Shawnee

    ZEHR, Lee Head 24 1886 NY Germ MO Married 6 years  
       Jessie Wife 23 1887 AR TX AR Married 6 years 2 children born, 2 living
       Otto Son   3 1907 OK NY NY    
       Jessie Lee Dau 7/12 1909 OK NY NY    

    WWI Registration Card

    Name: Lee Denver Zehr
    Age: 30
    Home Address: Little Rock, AR (Link to original document)
    Date of Birth: June 26, 1886
    Employed: Auto repair man
    Employer’s name: Little Rock Motor Car Co.
    Dependents: Wife & four children
    Height: Medium
    Build: Slender
    Color of eyes: ?
    Color of Hair: Brown
    Disability: Crippled right foot
    Date: June 5, 1917

    1920 Pulaski CO AR    17 January 1920       Little Rock

    ZEHR, Lee Head 33 1887 NY US US
       Jessie Wife 33 1887 AR MO MO
       Otto Son 12 1908 OK NY AR
       Jesse Lee Dau   9 1911 OK NY AR
       Jacob Son   7 1913 IN NY AR
       Mildred Dau   5 1915 AR NY AR

    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card

    Name: Lee Denver Zehr
    Place of Residence: 2024 Winter Ave., Indianapolis, Marion CO, IN
    Birth Date: June 26, 1886
    Birth: Lewis, NY (Link to original document)
    Age: 56
    Name of person who will know your address: Victoria Zehr, 2024 Winter Ave., Indianapolis, Marion CO, IN
    Employer: The Richardson Co.
    Place of Employment: 21th Street & Olney, Indianapolis, Marion CO, IN

    In 1942, Lee Zehr and his second wife, Victoria, are living at 2024 Winter Avenue, Indianapolis, IN. Two sons, Otto D. Zehr and his wife, Helen, plus Jacob. R. Zehr and his wife, Edna, are living nearby. The three families are listed in the Indianapolis City Directory.

    (Link to photograph of Lee Zehr and children)

     

    MYRTLE FRANCES SCALF
    Daughter of
    Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell
    Myrtle<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Myrtle Frances Scalf, daughter of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born November 22, 1890 in Missouri and died April 20, 1971 at 8:35 a.m. in Santa Anna (Orange County) California at Santa Anna Community Hospital. Myrtle was 80 years old at her death.

    Myrtle was retired but had worked as a Lab Assistant for Orange County Health Department for twenty-four years. She had lived in Orange County for forty-five years at the time of her death. Interment took place at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Orange County, California on April 22, 1971. The cause of death was Cerebral Vascular Accident brought on by cerebral arteriosclerosis, diabetes mellitus and chronic pancreatitis. The informant for the death certificate was her son, Clyde W. Harman. Clyde’s address was listed as Tustin, California. (Death Certificate of Myrtle Frances Scalf Harmon - Courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

    Link to death certificate of Myrtle Scalf Harmon

    Myrtle married Earl Cleveland Harman on November 20, 1907 in Shawnee (Pottawatomie County) Oklahoma. (Courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

    Clyde and Myrtle were the parents of six children:

    1. Bryan Kern Harman born 1912. Bryan married Vivian Fraser.
    2. Floretta Beatrice Harman born December 21, 1912 in Washington State. Floretta married Virgil Starnes but this couple divorced. She died February 12, 1988 In Orange County, California.
    3. Clyde Wilson Harman born 1917. Clyde married Evelyn Fraser.
    4. Erline Harman born about 1919 and died in infancy.
    5. Samuel Franklin Harman born 1922 and died November 5, 1966.
    6. Earl Alexander Harman born 1927 - married Vivian Estes 1954.

    The information concerning the children of Earl and Myrtle Scalf Harmon match the census records with the exception of a few years’ discrepancies in birth dates. Jonathan states that Erline was born about 1907 and died in infancy. The 1920 census of Marion County, Indiana states that Erline (spelled Earline on the census) was born about 1919. She did not appear in the home of Earl and Myrtle in 1930.

    1910  Pottawatomie CO OK     19 April 1910    Shawnee

    SCALF, Great B. Head 57 1853 KY VA KY Married twice
       Louise E. Wife 44 1866 MO NC MO Married twice, 8 children born, 8 living
       Homer Son 15 1895 MO KY MO  
       Alonzo Son 13 1897 MO KY MO  
       William A. Son 12 1898 MO KY MO  
       Orvil Son 10 1900 MO KY MO  
       Samuel P. Son   6 1904 OK KY MO  
       Mildred Dau   4 1906 OK KY MO  
    HARMON, Myrtle S-Dau? 19 1891 MO KY MO 1 child born, 1 child living
    HARMON, Bryan K. G-son 1 8/12 1908 OK KS MO  

    1920 Marion CO IN      10 & 12 January 1920     Indianapolis 

    HARMAN, Myrtle Head 29 1891 MO KY MO
       Bryan Son 11 1909 OK KS MO
       Floretta Dau   7 1913 WA KS MO
       Clyde Son 2 6/12 1917 IN KS MO
       Earline Dau 3/12 1919 IN KS MO

    1930 Orange CO CA      11 April 1930     Santa Ana Township

    HARMAN, Earl C. Head 44 1886 KS IN IN
       Myrtle F. Wife 39 1891 MO KY MO
       Bryan K. Son 21 1909 OK KS MO
       Floretta B. Dau 17 1913 WA KS MO
       Clyde W. Son 12 1918 IN KS MO
       Samuel F. Son   7  1923 IN KS MO
       Earl A. Son 2 7/12 1927 CA KS MO

    (Census records courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    Earl Alexander Harman is the last remaining child of Myrtle Scalf and Earl Cleveland Harman still living. His son, Jonathan Harman, submitted the information for this family given to him by his parents in 2003.



    HOMER BRITTAN SCALF
    Son of
    Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emiline Dowell
    Homer<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Homer Brittan Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emiline Dowell, was born July 19, 1894 in Missouri, the second child of Great Britton and Louisa Dowell Scalf. The first child had died in infancy. Scalf Family History, page 166, reports his name as Homer O. Scalf. Jonathan Harmon (a descendent) confirms it was Homer Brittan Scalf as well as his draft registration card. Homer died on January 8, 1963 in Marion County, Indiana.

    (Link to Homer B. Scalf death certificate)

    Homer married first to Martha Elizabeth Spencer in 1916 at Marion County, Indiana. (Scalf Family History, pg. 166)  She was born November 15, 1899. (Jonathan Harmon) Martha may have died not long after their marriage because Homer then married Anna G. Carter April 24, 1920 in Marion County, Indiana.   Anna was born June 1, 1902 and died March 1, 1929. (Jonathan Harmon)

    (Link to Martha Elizabeth Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to Anna Scalf death certificate)

    They also married in Marion County, Indiana. Homer died 1963 in Indiana. (Ref for Anna and Homer -Book: 109 Original Source Page: 520. Reference for Homer and Martha, Book: 88 Original Source Page: 478-courtesy of Jonathan Harmon)

    Scalf Family History, pg. 166 reports that Homer and Anna married 1920 in Marion County, Indiana.

    Homer registered for the draft in both WWI and WWII. Rettie M. Scalf was listed as the person who would know his address on the WWII registration card. She was the third wife of Homer. Retha M. Scalf was listed on the Social Security indexes and believed to have been the same person as Rettie. She was born 28 Sep 1907 and died 10 Oct 1996.

    (Link to Retha M. Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to photograph of Homer Scalf & Clyde)

    WWI Registration Card

    Name: Homer Brittan Scalf
    Age: 22
    Home Address: Indianapolis, IN (Link to Original Document)
    Date of Birth: July 19, 1894
    Born: Reeds Station, MO
    Employed: Machinist
    Where employed: Indianapolis, IN
    Employer’s name: Nordyke & Marmon Co
    Married or single: married
    Height: Medium
    Build: Medium
    Color of eyes: Blue
    Color of Hair: Light
    Date: June 5, 1917

    (WWI Registration Card courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    1930  Marion Co IN  17 April 1930   Center Township Indianapolis

    SCALF, Great B. Head 70 1860 KY KY KY    
       Louisa Wife 64 1866 MO NC MO    
       Homer B. Son 34 1896 MO KY MO Widower  
       Lee E. G-son   7 1923 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf  
       Thelma M. G-dau   5 1925 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf  
       Leonard F. G-son 3 9/12 1926 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf  
       Lillian E. G-dau 1 8/12 1928 IN MO TN Child of Homer Scalf (Link to birth certificate)
       Samuel P. Son 26 1904 OK KY MO    

    1940 Marion CO IN      2 April 1940         Indianapolis

    SCALF, Homer B. Head 45 1895 MO  
       Rethie Wife 33 1907 KY  
       Lee E. Son 16 1924 IN (Link to death certificate)
       Thelma M. Dau 15 1925 IN (Link to death certificate)
       Leonard F. Son 13 1927 IN (Link to death certificate)
       Lillian Dau 11 1929 IN (Link to death certificate)

    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card

    Name: Homer Brittan Scalf
    Place of Residence: 1406 Brookside Ave., Indianapolis, Marion, IN
    Birth Date: July 19, 1894
    Birth: Jasper County, Missouri (Link to original document)
    Age: 47
    Name of person who will know your address: Mrs. Rettie M. Scalf
    Employer: Richardson CO
    Place of Employment: Indianapolis, IN (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    Social Security Death Index

    Name: Retha M. Scalf
    SSN: 317-48-0474
    Last Residence: 46107 Beech Grove, Marion, Indiana, United States of America
    Born: 28 Sep 1907
    Died: 10 Oct 1996
    State (Year) SSN issued: Indiana (1963)

    (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

     

    THELMA MARIE SCALF
    Daughter of
    Homer Scalf and Anna Carter
    Thelma<Homer<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Thelma Scalf, daughter of Homer Scalf and Anna Carter, was born about 1925. In 1940, Thelma Scalf is listed with her father, but one month later she has been made a ward of the court or state and moved into the home of Ralph and Clara McKinney in Washington, Indiana. Washington is a small town about one hundred miles southwest of Indianapolis, Indiana. We do not know the reason for this move.

    1940 Marion CO IN      2 April 1940         Indianapolis

    SCALF, Homer B. Head 45 1895 MO
       Rethie Wife 33 1907 KY
       Lee E. Son 16 1924 IN
       Thelma M. Dau 15 1925 IN
       Leonard F. Son 13 1927 IN
       Lillian Dau 11 1929 IN

    1940 Hamilton CO IN      9 May 1940        Washington

    McKINNEY, Ralph G. Head 54 1886 IN
       Clara Wife 54 1886 IN
    SCALF, Thelma Marie Ward 15 1925 IN

     

    LEONARD F. SCALF
    Son of
    Homer Scalf and Anna Carter
    Leonard<Homer<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    1950 Marion CO IN        28 April 1950      Indianapolis

    SCALF, Leonard Head 23 1927 IN
       Roselyn Wife 26 1924 IN
       Peggy A. Dau   5 1945 IN
       Nancy E. Dau   2 1948 IN
       Brenda J. Dau   1 1949 IN
    JUNE, Carolyn Sister in law 14 1936 IN
       Sandra Sister in law 10 1940 IN

     

    ALONZO FORREST SCALF
    Son of
    Great Britton Scalf & Louisa Emmaline Dowell
    Alonzo<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf


    Alonzo Forrest Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born March 4, 1896 in Missouri and died November 3, 1960. Alonzo is buried at Marion National Cemetery in Marion County, Indiana. (U.S. Veteran’s Cemeteries, courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    (Link to Alonzo Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to Junnie Laux Scalf death certificate)

    Alonzo married first to June Laux on March 17, 1917 in Marion County, Indiana. She was born June 1, 1900 and died October 17, 1917 from a miscarriage. Alonzo married second to Madonna M. Nixon. Madonna was born July 14, 1902 and died November 16, 1964. (Reference for Alonzo F. Scalf and June Laux - Book: 90 -Original Source Page: 329- courtesy of Jonathan Harmon<)/i>.

     

     

     

    (Photograph - courtesy of Jon Harman)

     

    Children of Alonzo Scalf and Madonna Nixon:

    1. Richard L. Scalf Sr. - Born August 21, 1921 Died January 28, 2005
      Children of Richard L. Scalf, Sr.:
      1. Thomas C. Scalf - Born February 2, 1954
      2. Barbara L. Scalf-Morris - Born March 21, 1955
      3. Richard L. Scalf Jr. - Born July 22, 1946
    2. Robert F. Scalf - Born November 15, 1922 Died November 1990
    3. Donna L. Scalf - Born December 10, 1931
    4. Bonnie Sue Scalf - Born October 4, 1939 Died May 12, 2009

    (Transcribed copy of Marriage Record for Alonzo Scalf and June Laux courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    Indiana Marriage Collection

    Name: June Laux
    Spouse Name: Alonzo F. Scalf
    Marriage Date: 17 Mar 1917
    Marriage County: Marion
    Birth Date: 1 Jun 1900
    Age: 17
    Source Title 1: Marion County, Indiana
    Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1916 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
    Source Title 3: Original Record Located: County Clerk’s Office Ind
    Book: 90
    OS Page: 329

    (WWI and WWII Registration Cards courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    WWI Registration Card

    Name: Alonzo Forrest Scalf
    Age: 21
    Home Address: Indianapolis, IN (Link to original document)
    Date of Birth: March 4, 1896
    Born: Reeds Station, MO
    Employed: Manufacturing Company - Shipping room
    Married: Wife
    Height: Medium
    Build: Medium
    Color of eyes: Blue
    Color of Hair: Dark Brown
    Disability: Bad foot
    Date: June 5, 1917

    U.S. World War II Draft Registration Card

    Name: Alonzo Forrest Scalf
    Place of Residence: 834 Marion Ave., Indianapolis, Marion, IN
    Birth Date: 4 Mar 1896
    Birth: Reeds Station, Missouri (Link to original document)
    Age: 46
    Name of person who will know your address: Mrs. Madonna Scalf (Wife)
    Employer: Indianapolis Fire Department
    Place of Employment: Station 19-1445, W. Morris St., Indianapolis, IN
    Race: White
    Roll: WW2_2370129

    Alonzo was then found in Marion County (Indianapolis) Indiana in 1930 with wife, Madonna.

    1930 Marion Co IN    3 April 1930      Center Township Indianapolis 

    SCALF, Alonzo Head 34 1896 MO KY MO
       Madonna Wife 27 1903 IN IN AL
       Richard L. Son   8 1922 IN MO IN
       Robert F. Son   7 1923 IN IN IN

    1940 Marion Co IN    22 April 1940      Center Township Indianapolis 

    SCALF, Alonzo Head 44 1896 MO
       Modonna Wife 38 1902 IN
       Richard Son 18 1922 IN
       Robert Son 17 1923 IN
       Donna Lou Dau   8 1932 IN
       Bonnie Sue Dau 4/12 1939 IN

    U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 Record

    Name: Alonzo F. Scalf
    Veteran’s Rank: PVT
    Branch: US Army
    Last known address: Vamc, 1700 East 38th Street Marion, in 46952
    Birth Date: 4 Mar 1896
    Death Date: 3 Nov 1960
    Interment Date: 3 Nov 1960
    Cemetery: Marion National Cemetery
    Buried At: Section 6 Site 3740
    (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

     

    WILLIAM ARTHUR SCALF
    Son of
    Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emiline Dowell
    William Arthur<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    William Arthur Scalf was born February 26, 1898 in Missouri and died May 26, 1975 in Marion County Indianapolis, IN. Marriages of Marion County, Indiana, Book 123, show that William Arthur Scalf married Mary S. Laux February 2, 1924. However, according to a descendent, Mary Laux’s middle name was Jane and the middle initial of S on the marriage record was an error. Mary Laux Scalf was born January 28, 1908 in Indiana and died May 18, 1977 in Marion County, Indianapolis, Indiana. Scalf Family History, page 166 reports that William Arthur Scalf married Jessie May Laux 1912; however, this is a mistake. Jessie Laux was the wife of William Avery Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Lillie B. Wingham.

    (Link to William Arthur Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to Mary J. Scalf death certificate)

    Children of William Arthur Scalf and Mary Jane Laux:

    1. Arthur J. Scalf - born 1924
    2. Mary Imogene Scalf - born November 19, 1927 and died July 4, 2007 (Link to photograph of Mary Imogene Scalf) (Courtesy of Jon Harman)
    3. Betty Jane Scalf - born 1929
    4. Margaret Emaline Scalf - October 5, 1932 and died February 12, 2003  (Link to death certificate)
    5. Charles Eugene Scalf  - born June 23, 1935 and died June 30, 1991
    6. Infant son - born and died September 9, 1937 (Link to death certificate)
    7. Donald Robert Scalf - born and died about 1939
    8. David Lee Scalf, Sr. - born December 29, 1940 and died July 17, 2002. (Link to death certificate)

    (Photograph - Courtesy of Jon Harman)

    (WWI Draft Registration Card courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    WWI Registration Card

    Name: William Arthur Scalf
    Age: 20
    Home Address: 606 Birch, Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Link to original document)
    Date of Birth: February 26, 1898
    Employed: Machinist
    Employer’s name: Parry Mfg. Co
    Place of employment: Henry Street, Indianapolis, IN 
    Nearest relative: Louise Scalf (Mother) - Birch, Indianapolis, IN
    Height: Medium
    Build: Medium
    Color of eyes: Blue
    Color of Hair: Black
    Date: September 12, 1918

    1930 Peoria CO IL     2 April 1930         Peoria 

    SCALF, Arthur Head 36 1894 MO KY MO
        22 1908 IN IL IL
       Arthur Son 5 9/12 1924 IN MO IL
       Mary A. Dau 2 1/12 1928 IN MO IL
       Betty Dau 5/12 1929 IN MO IL

    1940 Marion CO IN        9 April 1940      Center Township - Indianapolis

    SCALF, Wm Arthur Head 42 1898 MO
       Mary Jane Wife 32 1908 IN
       Arthur, Jr. Son 15 1925 IN
       Mary Imogene Dau 12 1928 IN (Link to death certificate)
       Margaret Dau   7 1933 IN
       Charley Son   3 1937 IN

     

    Rev. ARTHUR J. SCALF
    Son of
    Arthur Scalf and Mary S. Laux
    Arthur<William Arthur<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Arthur J. Scalf, the son of Arthur Scalf and Mary S. Laux was born February 19, 1925 and died March 8, 2007. Arthur married (1) Flossie Glenna Coffey (2)  Phyllis Joan Joann Van Briggle.

    (Link to Phyllis Scalf death certificate)

    CHARLES E. SCALF
    Son of
    Arthur Scalf and Mary S. Laux
    Charles<William Arthur<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Charles Scalf, the son of Arthur Scalf and Mary S. Laux was born June 23, 1935 and died June 30, 1991.

    (Link to Charles E. Scalf death certificate)

    (Photograph of young Charles E. Scalf) 

    (Link to Charles E. Scalf obituary) (Courtesy of Jon Harman)

     

    ORVILLE LEWIS SCALF
    Son of
    Great Britton Scalf & Louisa Emiline Dowell
    Oliver<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Orville Scalf, son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born January 26, 1900 in Missouri and died January 1, 1961 in Marion County, Indiana. On the 1910 census of Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, Orville’s birth calculated to about 1900 and was born after William who was born 1898. However, the WW Registration Card lists his birth as 1897. The birth year on the death certificate for Orville Scalf is more consistent with the census records.

    (Link to Orville L. Scalf death certificate)

    Orville married India Jenkins May 31, 1918 in Marion County, Indiana. India was born September 20, 1896 in Indiana and died January 21, 1945 in Marion County, Indiana.

    (Link to India Scalf death certificate)

    WWI Registration Card

    Name: Orville Scalf
    Age: 21
    Home Address: 606 Birch, Indianapolis, Marion, IN (Link to original document)
    Date of Birth: January 26, 1897
    Born: Cathage, MO
    Father’s birthplace: KY
    Employer’s name: Nordyke & Marmon Co
    Where employed: Indianapolis, IN
    Nearest relative: India Scalf - 666 Birch, Indianapolis, IN
    Height: Tall - 68 1/2 inches
    Build: 145 pounds
    Color of eyes: Gray
    Color of Hair: Light brown
    Date: June 5, 1918 (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    Orville and India were living in Marion County, Indiana in 1930 with their son and daughter, Arthur L. and Ethel F. Scalf. (Maiden name unknown)

    Children of Orville Scalf and India Jenkins

    1. Arthur Lee Scalf - born June 26, 1920 and died August 8, 1971.
    2. Ethel F. Scalf
    3. Louise Elizabeth Scalf - born January 1, 1924 and died January 4, 1998 - Adopted by Horace G. Brown, mayor of Noblesville, IN. Louise’s name was changed to Betty Lou Brown. (Courtesy - Britton Gray)
    4. Ella May Scalf - born April 28, 1932 and died September 23, 1932. (Link to death certificate)

    1930 Marion CO IN        3 April 1930      Center Township - Indianapolis

    SCALF, Orville Head 29 1901 MO KY MO
       India Wife 33 1897 IN KY KY
       Arthur L. Son   9 1921 IN MO IN
       Ethel F. Dau   2 1928 IN MO IN

    1940 Marion CO IN        2 April 1940      Center Township - Indianapolis

    SCALF, Orval Head 40 1900 MO
       India Wife 44 1896 IN
       Ethel Dau 12 1928 IN
       Charles Son   8 1932 IN

    We have no further information on this family.

     

    ARTHUR LEE SCALF
    Son of
    Orville Scalf & India Jenkins
    Arthur<Orville<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Arthur Scalf, son of Orville Scalf & India Jenkins, was born June 26, 1920 and died August 8, 1971. Arthur married (1) Ova Ballard on January 29, 1938 and (2) Margaret E. McMullen.

      (Link to Arthur Lee Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to Margaret E. Scalf death certificate)

    1940  Marion County IN        15 April 1940      Center Township - Indianapolis

    SCALF, Arthur Head 21 1919 IN
       Ova Mae wife 18 1922 IN
       Arthur L. Son   2 1938 IN
       Lewis Son   1 1939 IN

     

    LOUISE ELIZABETH SCALF
    Daughter of
    Orville Scalf & India Jenkins
    Louise<Orville<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Louise Elizabeth Scalf, the daughter of Orville Scalf & India Jenkins was born January 1, 1924 and died January 4, 1998, She was adopted by Horace G. Brown, mayor of Noblesville, IN. Louise’s name was changed to Betty Lou Brown. (Courtesy - Britton Gray)

    Betty Brown married Ralph Gwinn Stevens on November 6, 1942 in Marion County, Indiana.

    1930 Hamilton CO IN       14 April 1930        Noblesville

    BROWN, Horace Head 64 1866 IN OH IN Farmer
       Nellie M. Wife 50 1880 IN IL IN  
       Betty Lou Dau   6 1924 IN IN IN  

    1940 Hamilton CO IN       4 April 1940        Noblesville

    BROWN, Horace G. Head 74 1866 IN
       Nellie M, Wife 59 1881 IN
       Betty Lou Dau 16 1924 IN

     

    ETHEL F. SCALF
    Son of
    Orville Scalf & India Jenkins
    Ethel<Orville<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

     Ethel Scalf, the daughter of Orville Scalf & India Jenkins was born July 21, 1927 and died October 26, 1995. Ethel married George J. Mueller.

    (Link to Ethel Mueller death certificate)

     

    CHARLES EUGENE SCALF
    Son of
    Orville Scalf & India Jenkins
    Charles<Orville<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Charles Scalf, the son of Orville Scalf & India Jenkins was born April 24, 1931 and died April 10, 1977 in Indiana. Charles married Jo Carter.

    (Link to Charles Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to Jo Scalf death certificate)

    Child of Charles Scalf and Jo Carter:

    1. Carter E. Scalf - born January 17, 1955 and died March 23, 2006. (Link to death certificate)

     

    SAMUEL PHILLIP SCALF
    Son of
    Great Britton Scalf & Louisa Emiline Dowell
    Samuel<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Samuel Scalf, the son of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Dowell, was born May 28, 1903 and died May 17, 1965 in Marion County, IN. Samuel is living with his parents when the 1930 was taken. Samuel married Jennie Ellen Stucki Cox, a widow, on October 28, 1939, and they are found in the 1940 census. Jennie Stucki was born June 23, 1890 and died September 14, 1944. Jennie was married to Franklin Paul Cox and they had three children. (Link to Jennie Stucki Cox family)

    (Link to Samuel P. Scalf death certificate)

    (Link to Jennie Cox death certificate)

    In 1930, Jennie Cox and children have her brother-in-law, Theodore Cox, living in the home. His occupation is barber. Trailing him back to earlier Census records, I traced him back to the 1900 Census in the home of William S. Cox (b. 1859) and Rossetta Nichols (b. 1861) m. 30 Dec 1877. There are three sons listed: Tobias (b. Dec 1878), Theodore (b. Jan 1880), and Franklin P(aul) Cox (b. 2 Dec 1887 - d. 6 Mar 1930). Franklin was still single in 1917 (WWI Draft Registration), but he is Jennie’s first husband. Jennie (b. 23 June 1890 - d. 14 Sept 1944) was buried beside Frank in Terre Haute, Indiana. (Courtesy of Stephen Scalf)

    Children of Frank Cox and Jennie Stucki:

    1. Robert Lee Cox
    2. Betty V. Cox
    3. Rose Ann Cox

    1940 Marion CO IN       10 April 1940        Center Township - Indianapolis

    SCALF, Samuel Head 36 1904 OK
      Jenny Wife 49 1891 IN
    COX, Robert L. Step Son 14 1926 IN
      Betty V. Step Dau 12 1928 IN
      Roseann Step Dau 11 1929 IN

     

    MILDRED FLOY SCALF
    Daughter of
    Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell
    Mildred<Great Britton<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Mildred Floy Scalf, daughter of Great Britton Scalf and Louisa Emmaline Dowell, was born about 1907 in Oklahoma. Mildred married Don Raymond Carr October 11, 1922 in Marion County, Indiana. (Indiana Marriages, Book, 120)

    Mildred and her husband Don were found on the 1930 and 1940 Indiana censuses with their children. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

       (Link to Mildred Floy Carr death certificate)

    1930 Marion CO IN       17 April 1930     Center Township

    CARR, Don R. Head 25 1905 KY KY KY
       Mildred F. Wife 24 1906 OK KY MO
       Donald J. Son 3 8/12 1926 IN KY OK
       Frances E. Dau 1 9/12 1928 IN KY OK

    1940 Marion Co IN       10 May 1940       Center Township Indianapolis

    CARR, Ray Head 36 1904 KY
       Mildred Wife 34 1906 OK
       Donald James Son 13 1927 IN
       Francis Emiline Dau 11 1929 IN
       Walter Ray Son   9 1931 IN
       Phyllis Evelyn Dau   5 1935 IN
    SCALF, Great Britton Father in law 80 1860 KY  Widower

     


     

    SAMUEL BAXTER SCALF
       Son of
    Robert Scalf & Martha Patsy Jackson
    Samuel<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Samuel Baxter Scalf, son of Robert Scalf and Martha Patsy Jackson, was born November 1868 in Manchester, Clay County, Kentucky and died September 30, 1903 in Braggs, Muskogee County, Oklahoma. Samuel was living in the home of his father-in-law, Jonathan Horn and his family in 1900. Samuel had married their daughter, Dollie (also spelled Dolly) Horn. Scalf Family History, page 166, reports that Samuel married Dollie in Missouri in 1891.

    A marriage license for Samuel B. Scalf and Dollie Horn was found by Virgil Scalf and lists the date of the marriage of Samuel and Dollie as October 12, 1891. Samuel’s residence was listed as Avilla (Jasper Co) Missouri and Dollie’s residence was Reeds (Jasper Co) Missouri. Samuel was over the age of 21 and Dollie over the age of 18. Samuel’s second marriage was to Jessie Lee. Samuel and Jessie were living in the town of Braggs in Indian Territory. At the time of the marriage, Samuel was 37 years old and Jessie was 20. (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    Link Samuel Scalf and Dollie Horn marriage license

    Link to Samuel Scalf and Jessie Lee marriage license

    We are deeply indebted to Mr. Glen Horn, a descendant of the Jonathan Horn family, who graciously shared Bible records provided by Mr. Randy East of the Macon County Tennessee Historical Society, concerning the Jonathan Horn family. The Bible records reveal the middle name of Samuel B. Scalf, as well as his birth date, the date of their daughter’s birth and to whom she married.

    With permission from Randy East, excerpts of the Bible records are listed here.

    Dollie Jane Horn was born August 25, 1870, in Tennessee and died March 2, 1897, in Missouri. Dollie married Samuel Scalf October 12, 1891, in Missouri. She was the daughter of Jonathan Wiseman Horn (1846-1930 - Civil War Soldier) and Sarah Frances East (1854-1929). Her paternal grandparents were Jeptha S. Horn and Charlotta York Horn. Her maternal grandparents were Patterson East and Sarah Lee East. (Macon Co. TN Historical Society -Randy East-- Courtesy of Glen Horn)

    Samuel and Dollie Scalf spent some time in Missouri before she died in 1897 and he moved to Indian Territory (now Oklahoma) and on to New Mexico. During the time in Missouri they visited with their many cousins and they, along with family members and friends, contributed to the Autograph Book of Edith Gibson Smith. Edith was the wife of Alexander Smith, a nephew of Samuel Baxter Scalf. Several of the 40+ entries in the Autograph Book dated from the 1890s.  

    (Photograph - courtesy - Roger Teters)

    (Link to entry by Samuel Scalf in the Autograph Book)(Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

    (Link to entry by Dollie Scalf in the Autograph Book)(Autograph Book - courtesy of Clyde King)

    Dollie Horn Scalf was the oldest of twelve children.

    Children of Jonathan Wiseman Horn and Sarah Frances East:
    (Birth records)
    (Marriage records)
    (Death records)

    1. Dollie Jane Horn.
      Children of Samuel Baxter and Dollie Jane (Horn) Scalf:
      1. Bessie Ellen Scalf - born September 12, 1892, in Jasper County, Missouri and died July 22, 1983,in Seattle, King, Washington.
      2. William E. Scalf - born November 13, 1894, in La Russell, Jasper, Missouri and died August 19, 1895, in La Russell, Jasper, Missouri.
      3. Leonard Scalf - born 1895 in Jasper County, Missouri and died 1897 in Reeds, Jasper, Missouri.
    2. Green W. L. C. Horn
    3. Anderson B. Horn
    4. Richard Horn
    5. Jeptha Patterson Horn
    6. Noah Horn
    7. Ettie Belle Horn
    8. Eddie Horn
    9. Elizabeth Frances Horn
    10. Jonathan W. Horn
    11. Timothy Horn
    12. Millie Horn

    Bessie was only five years old when her mother died in 1897. She continued to live with her grandparents, Jonathan and Sarah Horn, after her mother’s death and was listed with them, as well as her father Samuel Scalf, in 1900 Indian Territory (now Oklahoma).

    The names of the wife of Jonathan Horn and two of the children were illegible on the census record of 1900; however, the next census (1910) reveals that Jonathan’s wife was Sarah. The two older children had left the home by 1910.

    1900 Indian Territory Cherokee Nation  6 June 1900  Twp 14

    HORN, Jonathan Head ?? ???? TN TN KY  
       ??????? Wife ?? ???? TN TN KY 12 children born, 10 living
       ??????? ??? ?? ?? TN TN TN  
       ??????? ??? ?? ?? TN TN TN  
       Noah Son 18 May 1882 MO TN TN  
       Etta Dau 15 Sep 1884 MO TN TN  
       Eddie Son 13 Dec 1886 MO TN TN  
       Elizabeth F. Dau 11 Nov 1888 MO TN TN  
       Jonathan W. Son   9 Nov 1890 MO TN TN  
       Timothy Son   7 Mar 1893 MO TN TN  
       Millie Dau   4 Jul 1895 MO TN TN  
    SCAFF, Samuel B. Son in law 31 Nov 1868 KY KY KY Widower
    SCAFF, Bessie Ellen G-Dau   7 Sep 1892 MO KY TN  

    In 1910, the Jonathan Horn family was living in Curry County, New Mexico. Samuel Scalf had left the home of Jonathan Horn and was not found. Bessie Ellen Scalf was still living with her grandparents.

    1910 Curry CO NM     13 May 1910     Saint Vrain Precinct 4 

    HORN, Jonathan N. Head 64 1846 TN TN TN
       Sarah Wife 55 1855 TN TN TN
       Etta B. Dau 25 1885 MO TN TN
       Eddie Son 23 1887 MO TN TN
       Millie Dau 14 1896 MO TN TN
    SCALF, Bessie E. G-Dau 17 1893 MO KY TN

    Some years ago the author was contacted by another researcher requesting information on Samuel Scalf born in Kentucky who reportedly married a lady by the last name of Ward in either Arkansas or Missouri. This Samuel Scalf was the only Samuel Scalf living in Arkansas at the time of the marriage and the author sent information to this researcher concerning the above Samuel Baxter Scalf, son of Robert and Patsy Jackson Scalf.

    All information was lost in a computer crash concerning this correspondence. Samuel’s death record lists Hus of E. This would not have been Dollie/Dolly Horn for her name was Dolly Jane. Since Samuel died about two years after his marriage to Jessie Lee it is unlikely that he married a third time but anything is possible. Also, it is possible the E listed on the record as his wife was an initial for Jessie’s middle name. Samuel was not found on census records after the 1900 Indian Territory census.

    Samuel was born about 1861 and therefore would have been around thirty years of age when he and Dollie married in 1891. We would be grateful if anyone has information to share on this, or if the previous researcher concerning Ms. Ward would contact us.

    Samuel Baxter Scalf died 30 September 1903 in Oklahoma and is buried at Bethel Cemetery at Braggs, Oklahoma. (Courtesy of Glen Harmon)

    (Link To Cemetery Record)<(Courtesy of Glen Harmon)

    NOTE:Samuel Scalf is listed as the father and (Anna Eliza) Bickford as the mother on the death certificate of Leona Susan Meyers. Based on the records, there appears to be an age problem with the information on this death certificate. (Link to discussion and supporting data).

     

    BESSIE ELLEN SCALF
    Daughter of
    Samuel B. Scalf & Dollie Jane Horn
    Bessie E<Samuel B<Robert<John Sr<Lewis Scalf

    Bessie Ellen Scalf, daughter of Samuel Baxter Scalf and Dollie Jane Horn, was born September 12, 1897, and died 22 July 1983 according to the Social Security Death Indexes.

    Bessie married H. J. Fichtner February 2, 19??. (Bible Records of Jonathan Horn- Courtesy of Macon County, Tennessee Historical Society - Randy East-via Glen Horn)

    The year is difficult to determine on the Bible records, however, Bessie stated she married at age 21 on the 1930 census and the marriage date calculates to 1912. (See the 1930 census below)

    John Henry or Henry John Fichtner was born 1 April 1892 and died 23 May 1967 according to the Social Security Death Indexes. The last residence of Henry and Bessie was Seattle (King Co) Washington.

    Henry J. Fichtner and wife Bessie were found living in Dallas, Texas in 1920. Henry was born in Kansas and Bessie in Missouri. No children were in the home.

    (Link to photograph of Bessie Ellen Scalf Fichtner)(Courtesy - Roger Teters)

    1920 Dallas Co. Texas     13 January 1920   Justice Precinct

    FICHTNER, Henry J. Head 28 1892 KS GERM GERM
       Bessie Wife 27 1893 MO KY TN

    1925 Kansas State Census

    FICHTNER, Henry J. Head 33 1892 KS Auto Tech. Garage
       Bessie E. Wife 32 1893 MO    
       Henry, Jr. Son   3 1922 KS    

    In 1930, Henry and Bessie were living in Shawnee County, Kansas. A son, Henry Jr., had been born in 1922.

    1930 Shawnee Co. KS    9 April 1930  Precinct 10, Topeka

    FITCHNER, Henry John Head 39 1891 KS GERM GERM
       Bessie Wife 37 1893 MO KY TN
       Henry John, Jr. Son   8 1922 KS KS MO
    Name: Bessie Fichtner
    SSN: 513-20-7710
    Last Residence: 98188 Seattle, King, Washington, United States of America
    Born: 12 Sep 1892
    Died: 22 Jul 1983
    State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)

     

    Name: Henry Fichtner
    SSN: 487-07-4681
    Last Residence: 98188 Seattle, King, Washington, United States of America
    Born: 1 Apr 1891
    Died: 23 May 1967
    State (Year) SSN issued: Missouri (Before 1951)

    Henry and Bessie’s son, Henry Fichtner, Jr. was last living in Seattle (King Co) Washington. Henry Jr. was born 23 January 1922 and died 19 February 2006 according to the Social Security Death Indexes.

    Name: Henry J. Fichtner
    SSN: 511-16-2260
    Last Residence: 98198 Seattle, King, Washington
    Born: 23 Jan 1922
    Died: 19 Feb 2006
    State (Year) SSN issued: Kansas (Before 1951)

    (Courtesy of Virgil Scalf)

    From the 1930 census, we learn that Bessie’s husband, Henry, was an Electrician Superintendent by occupation and was employed by the City Water and Lights. He married at the age of 23, which calculates a marriage date of 1915.

    Bessie had no occupation and stated she married at the age of 21, which calculates a marriage date of 1914; however, Bessie’s age is stated incorrectly on the 1920 and 1930 census.

    We know that Bessie was born 1891 from the Bible records of Jonathan Horn. She should have been 29 on the 1920 census and 39 on the 1930 census. If she married at age 21, this would calculate a marriage date of 1912.

    It appears that Henry and Bessie lived in Kansas until sometime after 1930 when they moved to Seattle, Washington where they both died and are likely buried there. Their son, Henry Jr. also lived and died in Seattle, Washington. It is unknown at this time, if Henry and Bessie had other children.

    We have no further information on this family at this time.

    According to family legend, bushwhackers killed Robert Scalf. We cannot verify this legend and a number of possibilities come to mind as to what might have happened to Robert after 1870. As the old saying goes, where there is fire, there is smoke. Keeping that in mind, it is very possible Robert was killed by someone. However, we do not know whom, where, or why.

    What we do know is that Robert could not be found after 1870 on any census record from any state; therefore, leading us to assume that he, in fact, had died. The Archives of Washington stated they did not have a pension file for Robert. This is another reason to assume he died because most living Civil War Veterans did file for a pension and a lot received them, especially those fighting for the Union as Robert did. Even if Robert had not lived to file for a pension, his widow if alive, would most likely have filed and there is no record of that either. This leads us to assume that both Robert and Patsy had died. Patsy was not found on census records after 1870, but could have remarried and been missed under a different name.

    For descendents of this line, the author offers some suggestions here for research concerning what might have happened to Robert and Patsy:

    1. They might have died in Benton Co. Arkansas 1870-1880. The death records of that area will need to be searched. A telephone call to the county courthouse of Benton County would verify if they have death records 1870-1880. A Historical Society of the county might also be able to help. One might check the State Archives, which would be located at the capital of Arkansas.
    2. Robert and Patsy might have moved to Marion Co. Indiana shortly before 1880 and died there. Some of their younger children were in Marion County in 1880 suggesting they arrived there sometime before 1880, either with an older married child or with their parents. The Marion County death records need to be checked out and again, the records might be in Marion County or they might be at the State Archives of Indiana.
    3. It is always a possibility that Robert and Patsy returned to Kentucky sometime between 1870 and 1880. They might have died there as well. The Knox, Clay and Perry County, Kentucky death records 1870-1880 would be a good place to check as well as the Archives of Kentucky.
    4. Last, but not least, they may have also moved to Oklahoma, Texas, or even Missouri during that time and died in one of those states. Taking into consideration that they had children in Missouri, Oklahoma, Indiana, Arkansas, and even in Kentucky, suggests they could have died in either state. The author cannot verify that Robert had close family ties in the state of Texas; however, Texas is a close state to Arkansas and Oklahoma and would be a last possibility.

    End of Robert Scalf Line

    CREDITS:

    Virgil Scalf - Census records, Military records, Marriages, Obituaries, etc.

    Michael Scalf and sister, Sharon Scalf Roller - Family of Robert E. Lee Scalf

    Cliff Holland - Family of Malinda Scalf Payne and Pharris Holland

    Jonathan Harmon - Family of Great Britton Scalf

    Glen Horn - Family of Samuel B. Scalf and Dollie Horn

    Dorothy Spann - Family of Hilda Marie (Scalf) Rich-Spann

    Karen Fullhart - Family of Susan A. Scalf Bickford

    Marvin and Pat Pennington - Family of Manerva Jane Scalf Smith

    Scalf Family History - Elmer D. Scalf

    Margaret Scalf Fleenor - Author

     (updates based on availability of new records by Stephen Scalf

     

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