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Descendants of Peter Coldren
(1804-1886)


Generation One


1. PETER1 COLDREN was born on 26 Jan 1804 at Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He married Elizabeth Lutz on 12 Aug 1828. He died on 24 Aug 1886 at age 82. He was buried at Converse Cemetery, Richland Township, Grant County, Indiana.
He appeared on the census of 1830 at Hanover Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. He appeared on the census of 1840 at Jay County, Indiana. He and Elizabeth Lutz appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.
     Peter and Elizabeth lived in Pennsylvania for some years then moved to Ohio for a short time before arriving in Jay County, Indiana in 1840. They moved to Grant County, Indiana, in 1864.

     The entry titled "The Coldren Family" in Jay County, Indiana, 1982 states "It is believed that Peter's father and uncle emigrated to America from Scotland. Peter ran the store at Antioch for many years."


Children of Peter1 Coldren and Elizabeth Lutz were as follows:
  •      2.  i.   WILLIAM ROSS2, born 17 May 1829 at Pennsylvania; married Nancy Wiley; married Rebecca J. [married name Harper].

  •          ii.   SYLVESTER TRISCOTT was born 29 Jul 1830 at Pennsylvania; he married Sarah Pingrey 17 Apr 1851 at Jay County, Indiana; he died 9 Apr 1857 at age 26; his estate was probated 1857 at Jay County, Indiana.
    He appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.

  •          iii.   JOHN B was born 13 Mar 1832; he died 18 Jun 1833 at age 1.

  •     3.  iv.   NANCY JANE, born 6 Apr 1834 at Pennsylvania; married Greenberry Tibbs.

  •          v.   ROBERT PERRY was born 17 Mar 1836; he died 19 Jun 1839 at age 3.

  •     4.  vi.   STERLING L., born 12 Nov 1837 at Ohio; married Mary A. Wood; married Anna (--?--).

  •          vii.   SANFORD B was born 7 Mar 1840 at Ohio; he married Hester Ann Breece 1 Jun 1861 at Jay County, Indiana; he died 30 Jul 1906 at age 66; he was buried at Antioch Cemetery, Pike Township, Jay County, Indiana.
    He appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana. During the Civil War, Sanford served as a Seargent in Co. H. of the 100th Regular Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

  •     5.  viii.   HOSEA TINSON, born 22 Sep 1843 at Indiana; married Mary Frazee.

  •          ix.   DELIANN CATHARINE was born 12 Aug 1845 at Indiana; she died 26 Mar 1863 at age 17.
    The 1850 census lists her as "Adelia A." She appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.

  •     6.  x.   THOMAS W., born 8 Jan 1849 at Indiana; married Anna M. (--?--).


Generation Two


2. WILLIAM ROSS2 COLDREN (Peter1) was born on 17 May 1829 at Pennsylvania. He married (1) Nancy Wiley, daughter of Thomas Wiley and Eleanor Smith, on 19 May 1850 at Randolph County, Indiana. He married (2) Rebecca J. [married name Harper] on 20 Dec 1877 at Miami County, Indiana. He died on 28 Jun 1897 at age 68.

     The 1850 US census lists William Coldren's occupation as a cabinet maker.
On July 14, 1851, W. R. Coldren was appointed Postmaster when the Bear Creek post office was moved to West Liberty, Jackson Township, Jay County, Indiana from its original location in Bloomfield. The following July, the post office was returned to Bloomfield and a new Postmaster was appointed. Beginning with the 1860 U.S. Census, his occupation was a school teacher. He and Nancy Wiley appeared on the census of 1860 at Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana.
     William R. Coldren was a Captain in the 118th Regiment of the Indiana Infantry. The regiment was organized at Indianapolis and Camp Wabash, Indiana, from July 28 to September 5, 1863, to serve six months. It was mustered out at different dates from the 1st to 4th of March, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service. Coldren's service began on September 2, 1863.

     William Ross Coldren appeared on the census of 1870 at Jackson County, Kansas.
     In the summer of 1871, William Coldren taught a four month term at Pleasant Valley school district (No. 16) . "Mr. Coldren, when he taught, would elucidate in matters of natural history, which was also very interesting to young minds. " William Coldren was also listed among the first teachers at Points school (District No. 2).

     Nancy Wiley died on 12 Jan 1876.
     In 1886, William R. Coldren, M.D., was a professor of botany and materia medica at the Curtis Physio-Medical Institute in Marion, Grant County, Indiana. He also lectured in other subjects and was secretary of the Institute. The Institute was established December 9, 1881 under an act of the Indiana legislature, approved February 2, 1855, and by 1886 was in its sixth year. The regular course of lectures began in October and ended in March. A student was required to complete the full course before being eligible to graduate. The requirements further provided that "the student must have a good knowledge of the English branches and a good moral character." The cost to the student, in fees, was "professors' ticket, $50; matriculation, $5; demonstrator's fee, $5; graduation, $25." The degree of Doctor of Medicine was conferred upon eight candidates at the close of the term of 1885-86.


Children of William Ross2 Coldren and Nancy Wiley were as follows:
  •     7.  i.   JAMES AUSTIN3, born 9 Feb 1853 at Union, Randolph County, Indiana; married Julia Hester Davis.

  •     8.  ii.   WILLIAM HARRISON, born 28 Dec 1854 at Indiana; married Ida Mae Loring.

  •          iii.   RILEY E was born circa 1857 at Indiana.
    He appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of William Ross Coldren and Nancy Wiley at Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana.

  •     9.  iv.   ROYAL ADALASKA, born circa 1859 at Indiana; married Ida Jane Loney.

  •          v.   OLIVER PERRY was born circa 1863 at Indiana.

  •          vi.   CHARLES E was born circa 1868 at Indiana.
    Possible marriage: 2 |294 | Arnett Carrie |Charles E. Coldren |Oct 23 1885 |W |Nov. Source: Index to Marriage Records Howard County 1844-1920 Inclusive Volume I Letters A to G Inclusive. Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1939. Online, genealogy.com, 25 Aug 2001.
    Indiana census includes Charles E. Coldren. Source: genealogy.com online search.

  •     10.  vii.   DAISY LESTA, born 5 Feb 1872 at Kansas; married Dr. Oclasco Carlos Welbourn.


Children of William Ross2 Coldren and Rebecca J. [married name Harper] were:
  •          i.   STELLA3 was born circa 1879 at Indiana; she married William Nelson 18 Jun 1902 at Grant County, Indiana.
    As of 18 Jun 1902, she was also known as STELLA M.

3. NANCY JANE2 COLDREN (Peter1) was born on 6 Apr 1834 at Pennsylvania. She married Greenberry Tibbs on 2 Feb 1850 at Jay County, Indiana. She died on 29 Nov 1911 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana, at age 77.
She was also known as N. J. Coldren. She was also known as Jane. She and Greenberry Tibbs appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana. She and Greenberry Tibbs appeared on the census of 1860 at Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana. She and Greenberry Tibbs appeared on the census of 1880 at Jackson Township, Miami County, Indiana.

Children of Nancy Jane2 Coldren and Greenberry Tibbs were as follows:
  •          i.   RICHARD3 was born 1850 at Indiana.
    He appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of Greenberry Tibbs and Nancy Jane Coldren at Jackson Township, Miami County, Indiana.

  •          ii.   AMANDA was born circa 1854 at Indiana.

  •          iii.   MINERVA J was born circa 1856 at Illinois.

  •     11.  iv.   THOMAS WILEY, born 1863; married Hilda M. Spoor.

  •          v.   DORA was born circa 1865 at Indiana.
    She appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of Greenberry Tibbs and Nancy Jane Coldren at Jackson Township, Miami County, Indiana.

4. STERLING L.2 COLDREN (Peter1) was born on 12 Nov 1837 at Ohio. He married Mary A. Wood on 18 Apr 1858 at Jay County, Indiana. He married Anna (--?--) before Jun 1880.
He appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana. He and Anna (--?--) appeared on the census of 1880 at Butler Township, Miami County, Indiana.

There were no children of Sterling L.2 Coldren and Mary A. Wood.

Children of Sterling L.2 Coldren all born Indiana include:
  •          i.   DANIEL3 was born between 1861 and 1862.

  •          ii.   DAVID P was born between 1863 and 1864; he married Della Matt 1 Apr 1891 at Delaware County, Indiana.

  •          iii.   JAMES R was born between 1865 and 1866; he married Elizabeth Childers 12 Sep 1900 at Wayne County, Indiana.

  •          iv.   SARAH A was born between 1867 and 1868.


There were no children of Sterling L.2 Coldren and Anna (--?--).
5. HOSEA TINSON2 COLDREN (Peter1) was born on 22 Sep 1843 at Indiana. He married Mary Frazee, daughter of David Frazee and Amanda Ensminger, on 25 Aug 1861 at Miami County, Ohio. He died on 29 May 1921 at age 77.
He appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana.

Children of Hosea Tinson2 Coldren and Mary Frazee were as follows:
  •     12.  i.   ELMER E.3, born 16 Feb 1863; married Mary Belle 'Mame' Grantham.

  •     13.  ii.   AMANDA M., born 29 May 1865 at Grant County, Indiana; married John T. Starr.

  •     14.  iii.   CHARLES W., born 20 Feb 1867; married Ida Bolen.

  •     15.  iv.   FLORA L., born 22 Oct 1870; married Leslie E. Reid.

  •     16.  v.   COLWELL CARRIE, born 3 Oct 1875; married Carrie Blanche Smith.

6. THOMAS W.2 COLDREN (Peter1) was born on 8 Jan 1849 at Indiana. He married Anna M. (--?--) before 1880.
He appeared on the census of 1850 at Madison Township, Jay County, Indiana. He appeared on the census of 1880 at Tipton Township, Cass County, Indiana.

Children of Thomas W.2 Coldren (and possibly Anna M. (--?--)) include:
  •          i.   WILBUR3 was born between 1875 and 1876 at Indiana.


Generation Three


7. JAMES AUSTIN3 COLDREN (William2, Peter1) was born on 9 Feb 1853 at Union, Randolph County, Indiana. He married Julia Hester Davis, daughter of Alexander Davis and Melinda Ann Hamer, on 13 Aug 1872 at Pottawatomie County, Kansas. He died on 12 Apr 1911 at Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon, at age 58.

     "Alexander Davis, with his wife, Melinda, and children, Sarah Lovina (Mrs. Mat Knox, Julia (Mrs. Oscar Coledren), John, Ellen (Mrs. O. W. Grover), Dora (Mrs. John Pogue), and James, came from Black Hawk county, Iowa, in 1857, and settled on the farm now occupied by his son, John. During the hard-times year of 1860 he drove back to Indiana with his family, where he had lived before he went to Iowa. He stayed there two years, when he returned to his Kansas home. Mr. Davis died about 1866. His widow went to Oregon with her son, James, several years ago, where she died. She was Mrs. Vance when she left here."

     He appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of William Ross Coldren and Nancy Wiley at Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana.

     1885 Kansas State Agricultural Census, Pottawatomie Co., KS:
      14 - 14 Coldren, J. A.  32  M  W  Married  Laborer  Indiana Mo.
                   Coldren, Julia  32  F  W        "            "           Ind.


     The following item appeared in The Havensville Torchlight, 5 April 1894:
     Mrs. Julia Coldren arrived from San Francisco Saturday to resume her residence in this community among her relatives and many friends.

     The following is the obituary of James Austin Coldren as reprinted in the Havensville [Kansas] Review on 11 May 1911 from the Tri-Weekly Republican, Corvallis, Oregon:
     "James A. Coldren, night watchman at the Occidental lumber mill, died at his home on North Second street this morning at 2:30. Two weeks ago he suffered a hemorrhage of the brain, supposed to have been caused by a fall while working at the mill. He had partially recovered from this and was anxious to return to work. Last night he went to the mill to report for duty but was persuaded to return home. During the night he suffered another apoplectic stroke and continued to sink rapidly to the end, which came at 2:30 this morning."
     "The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Bovee undertaking parlors and the burial at Crystal Lake cemetery. Rev. H. H. Hubbell will conduct the services."
     "James Austin Coldren was born at Union, Ind., Feb. 9, 1853. He joined the Christian church when ten years of age and was a faithful member all his life. He began teaching school when 14 years of age and followed the profession for many years. Aug. 13, 1972(incorrect 1872), he was married to Miss Julia Davis, Pottawatomie county, Kansas. In 1888 they removed to Oregon and in 1890 to California. In 1905 they returned to Oregon and Mr. Coldren continued his school work teaching at Philomath, Summit and other points in Benon and Lincoln counties. A year ago the family came to Corvallis and Mr Coldren entered the employ of the Occidental Lumber Co. as night watchman. His employers held him in high esteem as a faithful workman and a man of sterling Christian character."
     "His wife and daughter, Oneita survive him."


Children of James Austin3 Coldren and Julia Hester Davis were:
  •     17.  i.   ONEITA4, born 25 Dec 1898 at California; married Roscoe Ellis.

8. WILLIAM HARRISON3 COLDREN (William2, Peter1) was born on 28 Dec 1854 at Indiana. He married Ida Mae Loring, daughter of Edward W. Loring and Rhoda Harshman, on 12 Jan 1878 at Starke County, Indiana. He died of typhoid fever on 4 Jan 1894 at Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, at age 39. He died on 5 Jan 1894 at Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, at age 39. He was buried at Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.
     The Ancestral File is the only source the author has seen that gives a middle name (assuming that the "Harrison Coldren" with no first initial is, in fact, William H. Coldren). Most sources list his name as "W. H. Coldren" or "William H. Coldren." However, the name is consistent with the fact that Ida (Spoor) Hammond, grandmother of the author, gave her grandfather's name as "Harry Coldren." He appeared on the census of 1860 at Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana. The 1880 US census, California Township, Starke County, Indiana gives W. H. Coldren's occupation as laborer and his wife, Ida M., as keeping house. He appeared on the census of 1880. He lived on 5 Jan 1894 at Clifton Avenue, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana.
     In a 1977 letter to her grandson, David Staub, Ida (Spoor) Hammond said that her grandfather Coldren was buried in Crown Hill East Cemetery in Knox, Starke County, Indiana in a Thompson family plot given to him by his cousin before he moved to California. This is not consistent with a 1939 letter from Coldren's daughter, Della Leota (Coldren) Spoor, to her niece, Elizabeth McGraw, in which she said that she visited her father's grave in Logansport.


Children of William Harrison3 Coldren and Ida Mae Loring were as follows:
  •     18.  i.   DELLA LEOTA4, born 15 Jan 1879 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana; married Orris Russel Spoor.

  •          ii.   STELLA married William C. Moore 22 Nov 1909 at Lake County, Indiana; she died after Jun 1939.

  •          iii.   ROLAND probably died before 16 Sep 1909.

  •     19.  iv.   NELLIE, born 23 Feb 1886 at Starke County, Indiana; married John H. Milne; widowed by the death John H. Milne; married Charles McGraw; divorced Charles McGraw; married George Henry.

9. ROYAL ADALASKA3 COLDREN (William2, Peter1) was born circa 1859 at Indiana. He married Ida Jane Loney, daughter of John Harper Loney and Naomi Agnes Titsworth, circa 1895. He died at Kansas City, Kansas. He was buried on 7 Jan 1939 at grave 2, Lot 47, block 7, Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas, 913-262-6610.
He appeared on the census of 1860 in the household of William Ross Coldren and Nancy Wiley at Waltz Township, Wabash County, Indiana. He was working in a sawmill in 1880. He appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of James Harlan Thompson and Sarah Ann Wiley at Harrison Township, Cass County, Indiana. He and Ida Jane Loney appeared on the census of 1920 at Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas. He and Ida Jane Loney appeared on the census of 1930 at Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Children of Royal Adalaska3 Coldren and Ida Jane Loney were as follows:
  •          i.   INDIA JUANITA4 is still living.

  •          ii.   JAMES A is still living.

  •          iii.   GOLDIE is still living.

  •     20.  iv.   OLIVER ELSWORTH, born 1904 at Kansas; married Ruth Margert Whinery.

10. DAISY LESTA3 COLDREN (William2, Peter1) was born on 5 Feb 1872 at Kansas (possibly in Holton, Jackson County). She married Dr. Oclasco Carlos Welbourn, son of Dr. Edward Lawrence Welbourn and Martha Lavina Jones, on 20 Apr 1892 at Union City, Randolph County, Indiana. She and Oclasco Carlos Welbourn were probably divorced before 1910. In 1910, a serach on Genealogy.com turns up Daisy Welbourn in Indiana and Oclasco Welbourn in California. In the 1920 census, Oclasco has a new wife, Annie, and a 7 year old daughter, Dorothy L., and a 4 year old son, John V. Daisy died after 1930.
She was also known as Daisey V. Welbourn. She appeared on the census of 1930 in the household of Jacob H. Vinson at Marion, Grant County, Indiana.

Children of Daisy Lesta3 Coldren and Dr. Oclasco Carlos Welbourn were as follows:
  •          i.   PAUL VINSON4 was born 5 Jul 1894 at Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California; he died 5 Jul 1894.
    According to the biography of Oclasco Carlos Welbourn in The National Cyclopedia of American Biography (14:275-76), Welbourn moved from Union City, Indiana, to Long Beach, California, in 1894 and did not move to Los Angeles until 1901. It is likely that the birth and death of Paul Vinson Welbourn occurred in Long Beach rather than Los Angeles (as listed in Ancestral File).

  •          ii.   ESTHER LAVERNE was born 8 Jun 1895 at Long Beach, California; she died 1 May 1928 at age 32.

11. THOMAS WILEY3 TIBBS (Nancy2 Coldren, Peter1) was born in 1863. He married Hilda M. Spoor, daughter of William Cyrus Spoor and Henrietta C. German, between 1880 and 1898. He died on 21 Aug 1917 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana. He was buried at Round Lake Cemetery, North Judson, Starke County, Indiana.
He appeared on the census of 1880 in the household of Greenberry Tibbs and Nancy Jane Coldren at Jackson Township, Miami County, Indiana.

Children of Thomas Wiley3 Tibbs and Hilda M. Spoor were as follows:
  •          i.   SUSIE4 was born 25 Jun 1898; she died 29 Oct 1898; she was buried at Round Lake Cemetery, North Judson, Starke County, Indiana.

  •          ii.   PRENTICE EMERY was born 27 Oct 1900; he died 2 Jul 1902 at age 1; he was buried at Round Lake Cemetery, North Judson, Starke County, Indiana.

  •          iii.   FORREST WILEY was born 28 Apr 1904; he died 20 Mar 1909 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana, at age 4; he was buried at Round Lake Cemetery, North Judson, Starke County, Indiana.

12. ELMER E.3 COLDREN (Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 16 Feb 1863. He married Mary Belle 'Mame' Grantham on 23 Jan 1895 at Henry County, Indiana. He died on 20 Jul 1946 at age 83.
As of 1927, Elmer E. Coldren and Mark Coldren lived at 816 E. North St., Portland, Jay County, Indiana. He was a janitor in 1927.

Children of Elmer E.3 Coldren and Mary Belle 'Mame' Grantham are:
  •          i.   MARK4 is still living.

13. AMANDA M.3 COLDREN (Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 29 May 1865 at Grant County, Indiana. She married John T. Starr, son of Joseph Starr and Louisa Haines, on 28 Jul 1883 at Bryant, Jay County, Indiana. She died on 8 Jul 1918 at Wayne County, Indiana, at age 53.
Since the date of the marriage of John Starr and Amanda Coldren (1883) is later than the date of birth given for Sylvester (1882), then probably either there is an error in one of the dates or John Starr had a prior wife (and mother to Sylvester). She lived on 28 Jul 1883 at Portland, Jay County, Indiana.

Children of Amanda M.3 Coldren and John T. Starr were as follows:
  •          i.   SYLVESTER4 was born Sep 1882.

  •          ii.   ELMER was born 24 Mar 1884 at Indiana.

  •          iii.   MORDECAI was born Jul 1888; he married Ethel Goodson 10 Oct 1906 at Jay County, Indiana.

  •          iv.   LAVELLA was born 29 Nov 1889 at Jay County, Indiana; she married Hershel Champ 29 Aug 1908 at Jay County, Indiana.
    The 1890 census for Jay County, Indiana has a Lorela F born Sep 1889.

14. CHARLES W.3 COLDREN (Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 20 Feb 1867. He married Ida Bolen on 10 Jan 1889 at Jay County, Indiana.

Children of Charles W.3 Coldren and Ida Bolen are:
  •          i.   GEORGE4 is still living.

15. FLORA L.3 COLDREN (Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 22 Oct 1870. She married Leslie E. Reid on 20 Feb 1892 at Jay County, Indiana. She died on 17 May 1937 at age 66.

Children of Flora L.3 Coldren and Leslie E. Reid are as follows:
  •          i.   ERNEST4 is still living.

  •          ii.   DESTIN is still living.

  •          iii.   RUTH GILSON is still living.

16. COLWELL CARRIE3 COLDREN (Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 3 Oct 1875. He married Carrie Blanche Smith, daughter of John Calvin Smith and Lucinda Elizabeth Smith, on 25 Jun 1907. He died on 7 Mar 1951 at age 75.
He was a farmer, renting 80 acres in Section 21, Wayne Township (R. 6, Portland) in 1927 at Jay County, Indiana.

Children of Colwell Carrie3 Coldren and Carrie Blanche Smith were as follows:
  •     21.  i.   EDITH4 is still living.

  •     22.  ii.   BEATRICE AGATHA, born 28 Jan 1911; married Late Loy.

  •          iii.   LILLIAN AUGUSTA is still living.

  •     23.  iv.   CHARLES WILLIAM, born 24 Apr 1914; married Florence Heidegger.

  •     24.  v.   MARY ELIZABETH is still living.

  •     25.  vi.   THELMA MAE is still living.

  •     26.  vii.   COLWELL CARRIE 'JIGGS' is still living.


Generation Four


17. ONEITA4 COLDREN (James3, William2, Peter1) was born on 25 Dec 1898 at California. She married Roscoe Ellis on 22 Apr 1917 at Havensville, Pottawatomie County, Kansas. She died on 8 Dec 1972 at age 73.
She was also known as Cleo Oneita Coldren.

Children of Oneita4 Coldren and Roscoe Ellis are as follows:
  •          i.   JULIA VINA5 is still living.

  •          ii.   MYRTLE is still living.

  •          iii.   ROSCOE is still living.

  •          iv.   BOYD is still living.

  •          v.   LEO A is still living.

  •          vi.   DALE WESLEY is still living.

18. DELLA LEOTA4 COLDREN (William3, William2, Peter1) was born on 15 Jan 1879 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana. She married Orris Russel Spoor, son of William Cyrus Spoor and Henrietta C. German, in 1895 at Starke County, Indiana. She died on 27 Nov 1952 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, at age 73. She was buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Lake County, Indiana.
Her Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LB3. She lived on 16 Sep 1909 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana. She lived on 7 Jun 1939 at 1318 N. Wells St., Chicago, Cook, Illinois.

Children of Della Leota4 Coldren and Orris Russel Spoor were as follows:
  •          i.   GENEVA LEONE "JEAN"5 was born 11 Sep 1897 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana; she died 7 Nov 1972 at age 75.
    Her Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LC9.

  •          ii.   OWEN RUSSELL was born 1 Jan 1899 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana; he died 5 Oct 1967 at Mishawaka, Indiana, at age 68.
    His Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LDH. He lived in Oct 1967 at Mishawaka, St. Joseph County, Indiana.

  •          iii.   HOPE HAZEL was born 3 Nov 1900 at Starke County, Indiana; she was born 4 Nov 1900; she married Joseph Jones Hawkins 4 Nov 1919 at Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana; she and Joseph Jones Hawkins were divorced before 1928; she married Julius Christian Frederick Koenig 21 Feb 1928 at Valparaiso, Indiana; she died 18 Jun 1987 at Hobart, Lake County, Indiana, at age 86; she was buried 26 Jun 1987 at Hammond, Lake County, Indiana.
    She and Julius Christian Frederick Koenig appeared on the census of 1930 at 1402 Lake Avenue, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana. The Social Security Death Index lists her last residence (Tinley Park, Cook County, Illinois).

  •          iv.   NETTIE H was born 14 Apr 1902 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana; she married Earl Keany; she died 2 Aug 1964 at San Pablo, California, at age 62.
    Her Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LFP. She was also known as. She and Earl Keany lived at Gary, Indiana.

  •          v.   LEONARD A was born 3 Nov 1903 at Indiana; he died 10 Mar 1984 at age 80.
    His Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LGW. The Social Security Death Index lists his last residence at 47905 (Buck Creek, Tippecanoe County, Indiana).

  •          vi.   NORRIS BEN was born 19 Sep 1905 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana; he died 11 Mar 1980 at age 74.
    His Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LH4.

  •          vii.   IDA RUTH was born 14 Jun 1907 at North Judson, Starke County, Indiana; she married Glenn Roy Hammond, son of Roy Clayton Hammond and Myrtle Massey, 23 Nov 1925 at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois; she and Glenn Roy Hammond were divorced; she died 9 Nov 1977 at St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Florida, at age 70; she was buried 11 Nov 1977 at Royal Palms Cemetery, St. Petersburg, Florida.
    Ancestral File states that she was born in Henipin, Indiana (AFN # 21R3-LJB).

  •          viii.   HOWARD ERNEST was born 3 Apr 1909 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana; he married Garnet Marjorie Griffiths; he died 10 Jun 1979 at age 70.
    The Social Security Death Index lists his last residence at 49619 (Brethren, Manistee County, Michigan).

  •          ix.   CLARENCE RUSSELL was born 26 Nov 1911 at Gary, Indiana; he died 23 Nov 1913 at age 1.
    His Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LLQ.

  •          x.   FAY ESTHER was born 24 Sep 1914; she married (--?--) McNeely; she died 19 Oct 1995 at Elgin, Illinois, at age 81; she was buried 23 Oct 1995 at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, Elmhurst, Illinois.
    Her Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LMX.

  •          xi.   RAY CHESTER was born 24 Sep 1914 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana; he died 4 Oct 1989 at Waukegan, Illinois, at age 75.
    His Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LN5.

  •          xii.   DOROTHY FRANCES was born 11 Feb 1916 at Gary, Lake County, Indiana; she died 2 Apr 1991 at McHenry, McHenry County, Illinois, at age 75.
    Her Ancestral File Number is 21R3-LPC.

19. NELLIE4 COLDREN (William3, William2, Peter1) was born on 23 Feb 1886 at Starke County, Indiana. She married John H. Milne on 17 Mar 1903 at White County, Indiana. Nellie Coldren was widowed by the death of John H. Milne circa 10 Sep 1903. She married Charles McGraw. Charles McGraw disappeared and "in the course of time Nellie got her freedom." She married George Henry. She died on 12 Sep 1909 at St. Margaret's Hospital, Hammond, Lake County, Indiana, at age 23. She was buried at Round Lake Cemetery, Starke County, Indiana.
Leota Coldren, writing to Nellie's daughter Elizabeth in 1939 said:
He was a tall athletic fellow and I did not know him so well although they visited us once when Russell was little and they were on their way back to Hammond from Pittsburgh where he had been working. And for no reason in the world that any one knows he went out to work one day and we have never seen nor heard of him since. Nellie never knew whether he was killed or what became of him. That was a short time before your birth. So for the second time she was alone with a new baby. Not alone for I think our mother suffered as much as Nellie did & did all she could for her. My own opinion is that his people coaxed him away. I understood they were well-to-do Chicago people- He was a structural steelworker. I have heard a man by his name works in the Gary mill but its not likely him tho if I believe even yet I would know if I could see him.


Children of Nellie4 Coldren and John H. Milne are:
  •          i.   RUSSELL5 is still living.


Children of Nellie4 Coldren and Charles McGraw are:
  •          i.   ELIZABETH5 is still living.


There were no children of Nellie4 Coldren and George Henry.
20. OLIVER ELSWORTH4 COLDREN (Royal3, William2, Peter1) was born in 1904 at Kansas. He married Ruth Margert Whinery.
The 1920 census erroneously listed his name as "Haworth." He appeared on the census of 1920 at Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.

Children of Oliver Elsworth4 Coldren and Ruth Margert Whinery were as follows:
  •          i.   CLARA JANE5 is still living.

  •          ii.   GEORGE ROYAL is still living.

  •          iii.   EDNA is still living.

  •          iv.   INDIA JUANITA died before 13 Apr 2003.

  •          v.   CAROL SUE died before 13 Apr 2003.
    She was also known as LINDSEY.

  •          vi.   HAROLD LEROY is still living.

  •          vii.   JOSEPH PAUL is still living.

  •          viii.   LARRY is still living.

  •          ix.   GARY is still living.

21. EDITH4 COLDREN (Colwell3, Hosea2, Peter1) is still living.

Children of Edith4 Coldren and Frank Stafford are:
  •          i.   MARY ANN5 is still living.

22. BEATRICE AGATHA4 COLDREN (Colwell3, Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 28 Jan 1911. She married Late Loy. She died on 10 Mar 1977 at age 66.

Children of Beatrice Agatha4 Coldren and Late Loy are:
  •          i.   MIKE5 is still living.

23. CHARLES WILLIAM4 COLDREN (Colwell3, Hosea2, Peter1) was born on 24 Apr 1914. He married Florence Heidegger. He died on 1 Dec 1995 at age 81.

Children of Charles William4 Coldren and Florence Heidegger are as follows:
  •          i.   SHARON5 is still living.

  •          ii.   MARILYN is still living.

  •          iii.   BECKY is still living.

24. MARY ELIZABETH4 COLDREN (Colwell3, Hosea2, Peter1) is still living.

Children of Mary Elizabeth4 Coldren and Robert Kirgan are:
  •          i.   PATRICK5 is still living.

25. THELMA MAE4 COLDREN (Colwell3, Hosea2, Peter1) is still living.

Children of Thelma Mae4 Coldren and Marvin Tullis are as follows:
  •          i.   BILL5 is still living.

  •          ii.   BARBARA is still living.

26. COLWELL CARRIE 'JIGGS'4 COLDREN JR (Colwell3, Hosea2, Peter1) is still living.

Children of Colwell Carrie 'Jiggs'4 Coldren Jr and Nilah Marceil May are as follows:
  •          i.   JOHN EDWARD5 is still living.

  •          ii.   STEVEN MICHAEL is still living.

  •          iii.   KATHY JO is still living.


There were no children of Colwell Carrie 'Jiggs'4 Coldren Jr and Mary Florence Ford.




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