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Knox, Charles Franklin (b. 13 JUN 1924, d. 19 JUL 1971)

Note: Charles Franklin Knox was my father. He was 21 years old at the time of my birth. He was employed as a breakman for the Penn. Railroad. they lived at 742 Isabella Street , Newport, Ky. This was also my mothers family home. Her father resided there with his second wife Amanda(Mandy Wyatt).
Charles is buried at Evergreen Cemetary Ft. Thomas , Ky. lot 71 grave number 90.
He died in St. Lukes Hospital, Ft. Thomas, Ky of metastatic lung cancer.He worked for Interlake Steel Company and was a furnance tender when hen died. He had smoked since he was 7 years old.

Newport City Directory
1944 Charles F. and Ruth, 336 W. 8th Checker Wright Aero Corp.
1946 Ruth Knox 742 Isabella St. inspector at Wadsworht Manufacturing. Charles is not listed?
1949 Charles F. and Ruth 232 Lewis Street. Laborer
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox
Cause: cancer of the lung , brain, and stomach

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Heck, Ruth (b. 28 FEB 1919, d. 4 NOV 1993)
Note: My mother was stern, stubborn and culd carry a grudge forever. She was not a very friendly person.
She did talk to one neighbor across the fence, Carla Siebert. Other than that the olny people she talked to were her younger sister Ellen, and on occasion her other sisters, Mary, Louise, Naomi, Lucy. She like to crochet and read novels. She like Agatha Christi, Ian Fleming, Pearl Buck, Elizabeth Borwning and cowboy books by Zane Grey. I had to go to the library to get them for her so I would always get something for myself. She had and 8th grade education but she was very smart. She read everything. Later after age 40 she and my Dad both got there GED. She did not seem to be a very happy person. She did make sure that us kids had food, and clothes. She rarely bought anything for herself. She did not drink alcohol and was adamant about not ever having any in the house. She rarely talked about her family. She called her father a "mean sun of a bitch". She never forgave him for getting re married after her mother died. She hated Mandy his new wife, so did Ellen. She knew a lot about the world and customs from reading books. I never liked her much when I was growing up. I thought she hated me, and I did not know why. I always blamed her for making my life miserable. She made me do a lot of house work and cooking, more than the others.

Marriage Certificate
Fred Sanders minister of the Methodist Church 8th &York Street Newport, Ky
September 27 , 1942 Frank Charles Knox and Ruth Heck witnessed by Naomi Utz (sister of Ruth) and Marguriete Sanders.

Source: (Birth Field)
ruth Heck Knox
Source: (Death Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with K, Date of Import: May 23, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.117635.196
Death: 4 NOV 1993 Jacksonville, Florida
Cause: RESPIRATORY FAILURE

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Knox, David Wesley (b. --Not Shown--)
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox

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Knox, Diane Mae (b. --Not Shown--)
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox

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Knox, Regina Louise (b. --Not Shown--)
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox

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Knox, Philip Charles (b. --Not Shown--)
Note: PHILIP IS MY BROTHER. I REMEMBER HIM AS BEING LEVEL HEADED WITH A GOOD SENSE OF HUMOR. HE HAS WORKED FOR THE CINCINNATI GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY SINCE HE GRADUATED FROM NEWPORT HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAS BEEN A TREE TRIMMER, A PARTS CLERK AND A COMPUTER OPERATOR WHILE EMPLAOYED THERE AS WELL AS DRIVING A TRUCK AND SUPERVISING OTHERS.
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox

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Knox, Christine Ruth (b. --Not Shown--)
Note: Christine was the only child to be born at home. A neighbor woamn Mrs. Wilson was there to help. David had ran up the road to get her then she sent him to the General Store to have them call the doctor.
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox

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Knox, Kevin Franklin (b. 17 MAR 1953, d. 7 JUN 1953)
Note: Kevin is burried in Evergreen Cemetary in Southgate Kentucky, lot 70, grave #113. There is a head stone.
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox
Death: 7 JUN 1953 Newport, Kentucky
Cause: Large Hiatal Hernia, Aspiration Pneumonia

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Knox, Gloria Marie (b. --Not Shown--)
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox

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Knox, Angela Kay (b. --Not Shown--)
Note: Worked in retail sales since she was 16.

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Ginn, Ben Charles (b. --Not Shown--)
Note: was adopted by ben george ginn and martha wortz

He worked as a truck driver since he was 1972.

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BEN GINN
3227 RIGGS RD
ERLANGER KY 41018
(859) 727-6717

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Bondurant, Donna (b. , d. ?)
Note: Donna Bondurant was every mothers worst nightmare for a daughter in law. I never met her family so I only know what Darren has told me. Her mother had children by more that one man. Her mother moved around a lot with a man who worked building houses. They were both alcoholics and possibly drug users. Donna was raised intermittently by her grandmother who lived in Summerville, Knightsvill area or Walterboro S.C.
She had Donavon before Darren decided to marry her. The marriage was stormy with frequent fights which required that the police be called. Darren said she was an alcoholic. She was only 14 when she had Donavon. Darren was 22. They only stayed together 3 months. She left the baby with Darren. He went to court and got custody and later divorced her.
He let her come in and out for the next several years even thouogh sh had had another baby Dillon by a man who is or was in prison. Later she had a baby girl Tara 1995 which she gave up for adoption because Darren would not remarry her. She tried to convince him that he was the father. He told me she sold or traded Tara for a bottle of whiskey. I saw Tara only once. Darren and Donavon were living with me during the time she said she got pregnant. We were in St. Marys , Ga.
In July of 1995 she beat Donavon severly on the face and neck with a shoe causeing a lot of bruising and scratches. Karen Hutton took pictures of him but she did not show them to me until January 1996. I had been hospitalized for Post Traumatic Stress in June of 1996 so she was afraid to tell me at the time. I imediately called Child Protective services and reported Darren and Donna for child abuse. Later that month I took Darren to court inCharleston SC and tried to get custody but the judge gave him to Darren.
Since then Darren will hardly speak to me. He has had a series of live in girlfriends all of which Donavon calls "my new mommy".

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Wilson, Steve (b. 14 DEC 1898, d. JUL 1975)
Note: Steve Wilson is buried in Evergreen Cemetary in Southgate, Ky.
Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with W, Date of Import: Sep 11, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.103616.52
Death: JUL 1975 Corbin, Ky

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Shackelford, Elsie (b. DEC 1902, d. 19 JUN 1995)
Death: 19 JUN 1995 Charleston, South Carolina

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Wilson, Steve (b. 19 SEP 1925, d. DEC 1982)
Source: (Death Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with W, Date of Import: Sep 11, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.103616.51
Death: DEC 1982 Beatyville, Lee County, Ky

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Neff, Timothy Michael (b. --Not Shown--)
Note: May 25, 1996

Tim, Amber, Mathew and my sister Regina came to visit me in Arlington, Va. It is a little crowded in this apartment. George and I have been sleeping on the floor on our camping mats. Suring the week we have visited the Nation Archieves, The White House, Air and Space Museum, the Old Post Office Bell Tower, the Washington Monument, the Capitol and the Library of Congress. All of them are a bit heavy and find walking very strenuous. All of us seem to have feet problems. A

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Knox, James Venard (b. 16 JAN 1880, d. 15 APR 1957)
Note: 1910 US Census Powell county Ky pg 6A
James Venerd is 25 and listed with wife Dona age 21. They have been married 4 years and have two children Basil 3 and Mida 1. All were boron in Ky.

1924, March 1. James V. and Virginia Knox sold 200 acres for $50.00 to A.T. and M.L. Knox..Deed Book 27 pg 277 Powell County Court House.

Kentkucky Death Index 1911-1986
JAMES B KNOX
Date 570416
Age 076
Place KENTN
Residence CAMPBELL
Volume 017
Cert 08071
Deathvol 57
Source: (Birth Field)
1870 US Census Stanton, Powell County Ky pg 159.
Source: (Death Field)
Evergreen Cemetary Record, Southgate,Ky
Death: 15 APR 1957 Kenton County, Ky

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Chambers, Dona Virginia (b. 25 NOV 1888, d. 28 NOV 1944)
Note: 1920 USCensus Powell County Ky South Fork Precinct
Dona Virginia Knox is listed as the head of the household. She is living next to John Thomas age 82 and Susie age 67. James Venard is not listed. She is 30 years old and can read and write. She and her parents were born in Ky. Bacil 12, Mida 10, Gladys 8, Ova 41/2, Laura 1 year 8 months. The older children are in school. All children were born in Ky.

The name Dona Virginia Chambers was confirmed by her son Ovy Knox, still living 1999. in Hamilton Ohio.


Virginia Chambers Knox died November 28, 1944 at the age of 56 from coronary screrosis.
She is buried in the Linden Grove Cemetary 1421 Holman Avenue, Covington, Ky. 1-606 431-5048. There is no head stone. Sec. 31 row 7 grave #1.

KENTUCKY DEATH INDEX 1911-1986 SEARCH RESULT
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VIRGINIA KNOX
Date 441128
Age 056
Place CMPBL
Residence CAMPBELL
Volume 048
Cert 23941
Deathvol 44

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Kentucky Death Record

Results 1-1 of 1 Last Name First Name MI Age Death Place Residence Death Date Volume Certificate Death Volume Post-ems
ELAM VIRGINIA 048 CAMPBELL CAMPBELL 04-15-1954 017 08457 1954 Add

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ELAM VIRGINIA 048 CAMPBELL CAMPBELL 04-15-1954 017 08457 1954 Add
Virginia Elam gave information on death of Virginia Knox, no relationship was listed

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KENTUCKY DEATH INDEX 1911-1986 SEARCH RESULT
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VIRGINIA ELAM
Date 540415
Age 048
Place CMPBL
Residence CAMPBELL
Volume 017
Cert 08457
Deathvol 54

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Last_Name First_Name Middle_Name Sex B_yr B_mo B_dy Mothers_Last_Name Mothers_First_Name Mothers_Middle_Name County_of_Birth Vol File
KNOX GLADYS na 1911 03 18 CHAMBERS VIRGINIA POWEL 103 51145
KNOX LILLIE E na 1920 05 23 CHAMBERS DONA POWEL 131 65427
KNOX OVA S na 1915 07 09 CHAMBERS VIRGINIA POWEL 191 91610

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Source: (Birth Field)
notes of Ruth Knox
Source: (Death Field)
Linden Grove Cemetary Record
Covington Ky
Death: 28 NOV 1944 Campbell County, Ky
Cause: coronary sclerosis

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Knox, Laura (b. 1918, d. 16 OCT 1987)
Note: #1
Laura Hill, 69, of Newport, died Friday at St. Lukes Hospital.
Survivors include a son Robert Wise of Newport, Kentucky; two sisters and two grandchildren.
There will be no services or visitation. The body will be cremated at Hillside Chapel, Cincinnati. Radel Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Sister of Frank Knox.
Death: 16 OCT 1987 Newport, Kentucky

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Knox, Ulah Lillie (b. 1920, d. 5 JUL 1991)
Death: 5 JUL 1991 Newport, Kentucky

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Knox, Mida (b. 22 APR 1909, d. 19 NOV 1997)
Source: (Birth Field)
SSDI Internet
Death: 19 NOV 1997 Campbell County, Kentucky

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Knox, Ova (b. 9 JUL 1915, d. ?)
Note: 2000 Ova had to have carotid enarterectomy for carotid stenosis. He recovered and did well.

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Knox, Basil (b. 2 JAN 1907, d. MAR 1980)
Note: June 2, 1999 I only met Uncle Basil a couple times. I remember his as being about 5"10 with dark brown almost black. He wallked stooped over and seem to be drunk or sick. He was very quiet and only talked with my dad. I do not remember him ever coming in our house. They talked in the yard. Memory of Diane Knox Jurand.

His last residence listed on social security death benefit was Castorville, Califoronia 93902 Salinas, Monterey ss# 407-12-6135

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Last_Name First_Name Middle_Name B_yr B_mo B_dy Mothers_Last_Name Fathers_Last_Name Sex Bp County_of_Death D_yr D_mo D_dy SS_Number Age idno
KNOX BASIL 1907 01 02 MALE KY,
COUNTY MONTEREY,
DATE 1980 03 21
CERTIFICATE 407126135
AGE 73 0
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Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with K, Date of Import: May 23, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.117600.184
Source: (Death Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with K, Date of Import: May 23, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.117600.184
Ancestry SSDI internet
Death: MAR 1980 Castorsville, California

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Knox, Gladys (b. 18 MAR 1911, d. MAY 1984)
Note: Social Security Death Index
GLADYS COPE 18 Mar 1911 May 1984 41071 (Newport, Campbell, KY) (none specified) 404-22-6183 Kentucky SS-5 Letter





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Last_Name First_Name Middle_Name Sex B_yr B_mo B_dy Mothers_Last_Name Mothers_First_Name Mothers_Middle_Name County_of_Birth Vol File
COPE REVA J na 1944 08 06 KNOX GLADYS CMPBL 096 47630
COPE JUDY I na 1953 04 11 KNOX GLADYS CMPBL 040 19766
COPE HOWARD W na 1933 02 08 KNOX GLADYS PLSKI 199 93210
COPE JOE W na 1939 06 19 KNOX GLADYS CMPBL 055 27134
COPE LARRY W na 1934 05 01 KNOX GLADYS CMPBL 058 28969

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Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with C, Date of Import: Jan 9, 1997, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.45330.91
Death: MAY 1984 Altamont Springs, Fla.

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Cope, Robert (b. 20 APR 1905, d. FEB 1982)
Note: KENTUCKY DEATH INDEX 1911-1986 SEARCH RESULT
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ROBERT V COPE
Date 820209
Age 076
Place CMPBL
Residence CAMPBELL
Volume 004
Cert 01939
Deathvol 82
Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with C, Date of Import: Jan 8, 1998, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.45338.140
Death: FEB 1982 Campbell county, Ky

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Heck, John Wesley (b. 20 APR 1884, d. 12 SEP 1950)
Note: 1900 Campbell County Ky, Grants Lick.
John Wesley is 15 years old living with Hilliard, Lillie and Pearl White. He is a farm hand and attended school 5 months. Hilliard, Lillie and Pearl White are the brother and sisters of his mother Lucy Ann White.

1912-1919 John W. and Minnie lived in Connerville, Indiana. Shannon, Virgil and Louise were born there. Shannon died there and is buried in the City Cemetary.
Minnies sister Belle and husband Louis Snider also lived there in 1912 and 1913. I found this in from the granddaughter of Belle, Ruth Snider.

My mother told me that JW was not raised by his mother but his aunt

Marriage Certificate
May 2, 1903 John Wesley Heck and Minnie Nutting filed in Cold Springs, Ky wittnessed by Wm Messmer and Jessie Bennett, signed by T. K Hutchison
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FACT #1 Notes written by Ruth Knox

John Wesley Heck was a foundry worker and a machinist. He was born April 20, 1884 at Persimmon
Grove, Kentucky. He died September 12, 1950 and is buried next Minniepearl in Lot #68 in Evergreen
Cemetary, Southgate, Ky. The grave is marked with a double headstone of pink granite.

FACT #2 Verbal history from Ruth to daughter Diane Knox

John Wesley Heck died from a neurological illness. My mother said his death certificate said syphlis complications. He said he never had it and did nothing to get it so he rejected the diagnosis. He had symptoms of feeling like his heels were always in a hole and caused him to have balance problems.
I have not seen a copy of his death certificate.

FACT#3 Memory of Diane Knox

I remember grandpa Heck. He was not very tall and liked to sit in a kitchen chair and smoke a cigarett held by a yellow plastic cigarette holder. He had a stern or mean face. I was afraid of him. Once he drug me into the bathroom and I resisted screaming bloody murder but he won. I do not remember why he drug me he was trying to take off my clothes but I sure did not want him to. I eventually wound up standing in the bath tub as if he were trying to clean me up. i feel weird writing this, nausea, dizzy and slowing downnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn. I do not look up, I am woblling in my chaiir and nausea. I have been trying for a long time remember wxactly what happened. Before he drug me to the bathroom he was trying to make me do something which I did not wnt to do. He threatened to get his boot after me. He hled me by one arm and i hung in dead weight so he put his foot under my butt and kicked me along th ahllway to the next room.. I do n not yet remember what that room looks like. I just remember we were alone ane I was screaming and no one came to help me. I cand remember the kitchen with his straight back chair and sometimes he liked to smoke a pipe withsweet smelling tobacco. I recently smelled that smell in the car but george did not smell it. I was having an attack similar to what is happening now. I was 3 or 4 when this happened., maybe younger. I should be able to remember more of this house because I lived ther for a whileeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I remember the kitchen, the bathroom annnnnnnnd the basement the yard and the garage. I know I was upstairs oand was able to look out of a back window and clime on the grarage and look in to the yard next door. I momentarily became immobile, my head was leaningg to the right and i am swaying i cn hardlllllly t yp or spell. My neck is killing me now.

Another time my dad had just gotten his first car or else weeeeeee were driving grandpas. He was fishing ou to Rt. #1o and mom knew the way. I think we were supposed topick him up. We found him. David was also with us. We were trowing stones in the creek and he did not like it. He threatened to use us for bait. He grabbed me by one ankle and held me upside down over the water and lowered me until my blonde pigtails went into the water. I was screaming and squirmming. My mother heard me and begged him to put me down. My mother had a morbid fear of water and boats and could not stand the smell of fish. I remember riding home in the car with the hoarse hair seats sticking me in the legs and being very quite because he was going to give me something to cry about.. The car was big and black and was a ford.. It had a running board and chrome lights.

Another time David annnnnnnnd I climed into the basement through a window becasue david want to tast granpas wine. We foune the light adnd dave sucked on a rubber hose totaste the wine. He heard us and started to owpen the cellar door in the floor of the kitchen. He turned the light out and we were scambling in the dark to get the door open to the fraont coal room to make our escape out the cellar door on the front porch but he locked us in the coal room then went an sat in a chair ontop of the cellar door so we could not get out. There was no light in the coal room and was very dark. After a while he moved off the cellar door and we were able to get out.

Other than these instances I only remember going to his funeral when I was 5.

Ellen told me that he shot one of his fingers off in a hunting accident when he was 15. He leaned his gun against a fence and it went off along with his finger.

FACT#4 Memory of Diane Knox

John Wesley Heck married a second time about one year after Minniepearl had died. Her name was Amanda but was called Mandy. My mother hated her and would not talk about her and got angry even in later years when we asked about her. She could not even remember her last name. Only that Pop did not wait for Mom to get cold in the ground before he married someone he worked with. She was more angry with Mandy that with her father but she never talked about him much but she talked about her mother even less. When asked she would just say " she was just Mom".

April 22, 1997
I just got back from a visit to Kentucky. While I was there i visited aunt Ellen Van Dyke where she now lives in the Garrard Nursing Home in Covington Kentucky. She had very little to say about her father except that he was mean and treated my mother Ruth better than he treated her. She said that he would hold a grudge for weeks on end he would not talk to Minnie. Elln said she encouraged Minnie to leave him but she would not. Ellen seemed to be at a loss trying to describe her father. She called him a mean son of a bitch. Once, she recalled a memory of her, Ruth, Louise a d Minnie being in a loud discussion when JW yelled from another rooom for them to be quiet. Apparently they were not quiet enough because he got up and came to the kitchen and told them all to shut up NOW! They did. Is this a co incidence... I cannot remeber my father. He did not yell often but when he did I listened. My aunt ellen cannot not seem to talk about her mother or father. It is as if she just cannot remember them. She is not senile at this time. She is nearly blind and cannot see photographs even with a maginifying glass. She can read if I write with a magic marker. Both legs have been amputated above the knee due to her diabetes. She is in good spirits as usual, nothing really gets her down. She seems to be able to accept things and move on.

July 1998 I visited Ellen again. She is in pain and seems to be halucinating. She knew who I was. Her left stump is definitly in the beginning stages of gangreen. The nurses said there was nothing more they could take off. I was in shock and crying after I left Ellen. She was so well this time last year. I know she will not live long.

August 1998 I got a call from Angie saying that Ellen had died. I am numb.
Source: (Name)
Title: Death Certificate
Data:
Text:
Source: (Residence)
Title: Connersville City Directory, 1913-1915
Page: pg 113
Source: (Individual)
Title: Connersville City Directory, 1913-1915
Occupation: Date: BET 1913 AND 1915
Place: Helpper Connersville Blower Company
Death: 12 SEP 1950 Newport, Campbell Co. Ky

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Nutting, Minnie Pearl (b. 5 SEP 1878, d. 7 MAY 1943)
Note: FACT #1 Notes of Ruth Heck Knox

Minniepearl Nutting was housewife. She was born September 5, 1878 at Grant's Lick, Ky. She married John Wesley Heck May 2, 1903 in Newport, Ky. Died May 7, 1943. They had 12 children.

FACT #2 Memory of Diane Knox as told by Ruth

Her mother was very obese probably weighed about 300 pounds. I have seen pictures of her. She died of complications from diabetes and high blood pressure. She lost weight down to less than 100 pounds before she died. She died before I was born. She is burried in Evergreen Cementary, Southgate Ky. Lot 68.

History from Louise Heck Merriwether May 1999. Mom used to do sewing for Mr. Rodner. He was a Tailor on Monmouth Street. Harry married his daughter Selma.
Source: (Name)
Title: Death Certificate
Data:
Text:
Death: 7 MAY 1943 Newport, Ky

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Heck, Lucy Margaret (b. 8 JAN 1904, d. 18 APR 1976)
Note: FACT #1 Memory of Diane Knox

She worked in a tailor shop but I do not know where it was.

I remeber that she and her husband smooked a lot and hung out every night in a bar across the street colled Lucky"s or the 721 Bar. I remember her coughing a lot. I did not particularly like being arouond her much. There was always the smell of smoke and alcohol. Cliff always seemed drunk. He bragged a lot. The whole family seemed to be big drinkers and either hung out in a bar or worked in one part time.

Burried in Evergreen Cementary, Southgate, Ky. Lot 75.
Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with W, Date of Import: May 25, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.92942.127
Death: 18 APR 1976 Newport, Kentucky

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Heck, Naomi Mae (b. 20 DEC 1904, d. 21 JUL 1988)
Note: I liked Aunt Naomi. Her house was always clean and she did not mind if I came to visit. I never knew her husband, I think he died before I was born. She had a huge old cat called Tom. He was mean and did not like to be bothered. Nao mi lived in the same building with Ray Young's grocery store on the corner of 8th and Isabella. One of the few early pictures of my mother was taken in front of her house and garage which was covered with ivy. I think it was taken before she had met my father. Naomi's family was different in that they were quiet and non drinkers. They lived in nice houses and married and raised their families.

She worked in an overall factory.

Naomi is burried in Evergreen Cementary in Southgate, KY.
Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with U, Date of Import: May 25, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.112.3.89490.99
Death: 21 JUL 1988 Newport, Kentucky

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Heck, Harry William (b. 7 DEC 1905, d. 16 MAY 1969)
Note: Uncle Harry was a bit over weight and smoked cigars. He was a TV repairman and had his own business on Monmouth Street just outside the shopping center. He died from a heart attack. He was a patient once in Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati when I was a student nurse there. I think he had polyps or cancer of the vocal cords.

1940 Newport City Directory listed him as living at 626 York Street. He worked as an electrician and later in TV and Radio Repair.

Ellen told me that at one time when Harry was a young man he threatened to kill his father John Wesley with a gun. John got the gun away from him and threw him out of the house on Isabella Street. His mother however let him live in the basement. His father would not let him in the house for 3 months. She does not remember what this fight was about.

He is burried in Evergreen Cementary in Southgate, Ky.
Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with H, Date of Import: May 25, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.93110.9
Death: 16 MAY 1969 Newport, Kentucky

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Heck, Gerald Wesley (b. 21 OCT 1907, d. ?)
Note: Fact #1 Memory of Diane Knox

I remember that Uncle Jerry laughed a lot but was always held in check by his wife Irene. She did not like for him to talk because she never shut up long enough for anyone else to say a word. I did not know him well. They always lived just outside the city limits of Covington, on Wolfe Lane. As a kid I thought this was way out in the country. Jerry worked as a Bellman for a big hotel in Cincinnati until he retired. I think that hotel has been torn down now.

After I rene died about 1993 Jerry moved into Lakeside a retirement home in Cold Springs. He was independent and still drove his car even though he is in his 80's. The home was near my brother David's house so they started visiting each other. Jerry finally moved in with David and his wife on Goetz Avenue in Cold Springs, Ky. I visited him there. He was spry and by no means senile. He was funny and laughed a lot and he said he was enjoying himself for the first time in his life. He and Dave would go and play horseshoes behind some local bar. Dave let him learn to drink beer because Irene would never let him drink.

In 1996 he moved to Florida to live with David's daughter Deborah near Ft. Meyers I think. While there he had a serious auto accident and was in intensive care for a while but is ok. They did however take away his drivers license.

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Heck, John Sherman (b. 3 DEC 1908, d. 17 OCT 1975)
Note: FACT #1 Notes of Ruth Heck Knox

Shernan was a butcher or meat cutter. He had his own shop at 8th and Brighton Street in Newport for 25 years. from 1947 to 1972. He was known as "Butch" He died October 22, 1973 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetary in South Gate, Ky.

Fact #2 Memory of Diane Knox

He was a short man and tolerated us kids comining in and out of his butcher shop. Mom always bought her meat from him so I was there just about every week. I used to go in the back room where he had a big cooker that he boiled ham in. There was a big wooden butchers block that was worn from wear and lots of saw dust on the floor. There was a meat locker or refrigerator. And a back door that was open during the summer.
Source: (Birth Field)
Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 3, Social Security Records: U.S., SS Death Benefit Records, Surnames Beginning with H, Date of Import: May 25, 1996, Internal Ref. #1.111.3.93117.129
Death: 17 OCT 1975 Newport, Kentucky

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Sylvan, Julius (b. 25 FEB 1912, d. 27 OCT 1994)
Note: FACT # 1 Notes of Ruth Knox

Julius worked at a shoe factory, bronze foundry, and a department store.
Source: (Birth Field)
Ruth Heck Knox
Source: (Death Field)
Evergreen Cemetary Record, Southgate,Ky
Death: 27 OCT 1994 Clearwater, Fla.

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Heck, Virgil (b. 8 APR 1913, d. ?)
Note: Fact #1 Notes of Ruth Heck Knox

Virgil worked as as bookkeeper in Washington D.C for the US government, I think in the treasury department.

Fact #2 Memory of Diane Knox

Uncle Virgil used to come home to visit in Newport every summer until he married Catherine very late in life. He was my favorite Uncle and I bearly knew him. Every summer he would bring us a new silver dollar fifty cent piece. He came to our house and always took all of us kids for a walk. We all hung on him. He would stop and buy us each an ice cream cone or a snow ball. I missed his visits when he stopped comming. I do not think that Catherine liked our family or the Heck family in general. Once , about 1974 Mom went on vacation with us to Washington D,C. over the forth of July. We found Uncle Virgil's house in Silver Springs Md. But he was not home and Catherine did not seem to happy to see us. We were not invited in or given any time to come back to see him. He is still alive but I have not seen him since 1958. They had no children.

Worked Plumbing Supply as bookkeeper , on mom's note.

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Heck, Shannon Clark (b. 31 MAR 1915, d. 2 MAY 1916)
Note: Fact #1 Notes of Ruth Heck

Shannon died of complications of having mumps, measles and whooping cough.
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Shannon Clark Heck was named in horor of a grocer and a Doctor in Connesville, Indiana. Verbal history of Mary Louise Heck Deye. He as 14 months old when he died.
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City Cemeyary Index
Clark Heck
Sexton card
lot 139 sect. 5
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Clark Heck died May 15, 1916 ( this date does not agree with mom's notes)
Connersville Evening News, Tuesday May 2, 1916 Obituary. Clark, the 13 month old son of Mr and Mrs John Heck of east Connersville passed away this morning after an illness of several weks from measles. Pneumonia came as a later developement of the disease and this morning at 10Am the little life passed out.
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Connersville Evening News May 3, 1916
The funeral for Clark Heck , who died yesterday at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs John Heck in East Connersville will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at the home. Rev. F. M. Westhafer officiating. Interment will be at City Cemetary.
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July 2002
I paid for a stone to be placed on Shannon Clark Heck,s grave, unfortunately the dates I gave turn out to be wrong. I enter 1914-1915 instead of 1915-1916.
Angie Knox Ginn set the stone herself. She used 1203 of sacrete. That stone is not going anywhere.
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Source: (Name)
Title: Document
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Source: (Burial)
Title: Connersville City Cemetary Directory
Page: 40
Data:
Text: lot 139 section 5
Death: 2 MAY 1916 connersville, Indiana

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Heck, Lida Louise (b. 8 DEC 1916, d. ?)
Note: Fact #1 Memory of Diane Knox

Louise and her husband (Dolly) live near Frankfort, Ky. They lived in more that one place because I seem to remember at least two different houses. Dolly was a tobacco farmer a very quiet man always with a chew of tobacco in his cheek. I rember playing in a barn and making a hay slide with Dude and Joe and my brother David. We threw the hay down from the loft into a big pile then took a run and slid off the loft into the hay. Uncle Dolly was not a bit happy. I went into the tobacco field and tried to pull the suckers off but the leaves made my arms break out in a rash. We went swimming in a near by creek mom and louise sat in the shallows while we splashed around. When it was time to get out Louise said "check yourself for leeches" and Dude and Joe promptly jerked down their pants and looked. I did not look until later.

I have a partial memory about being at their house and being in a feather bed in a dark room but not being able to go to sleep. I think someone had peed in the bed but I was afraid to move. I could see shaddows on the walls and was terrified.

She worked as a school cook.

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Heck, Ellen (b. 18 APR 1922, d. 1998)
Death: 1998 Covington, Kentucky

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Heck, Albert Julius (b. 22 JUL 1851, d. 10 NOV 1930)
Note: 1880 Census Campbell County Ky, Grants Lick pg 45/ 323A
Albert Heck is listed as the head of the house with Edward Tully as brother in law, his wife Mary (Heck), Mamie a neice age2 and Edward a nephew age 3 months.. Albert was a farmer. Edward Tully was a shoemaker. Mary kept house.
Albert and Mary were born in Ohio and their parents in France.

1900Campbell County Grants Lick Ky pg. 287A
Julius Heck is listed as a 49 yr old divorced boarder living with John, Sarah and Wm Mitchum in Grants Lick on farm #308. Salina Revel lives next to him and is 66years old.

Notes of Ruth Heck Knox
Albert Julius Heck was born on Muhlberry Street in Cincinnati, Ohio. (near McMicken St.)
Albert Julius was a brass moulder. Shortly after his mother died he was told that he had Tuberculosis and should move to the country. He bought 10 acres of land in Persimmon Grove Ky and quit his job. He dug graves in Persimmon Grove. John Wesley Heck also dug graves in persimmon Grove.

Albert had an older sister also Named Frederika who was born in Alsace Lorraine. There was a brother born on the ship on the way to the US but he died before they reached New York. He had a sister Mary who married a man named Tully. He also had a sister Suzette who died of small pox. Albert had small pox but survived.

Albert Julius was 30 years old when he married Lucy Ann White aage 19. They were only married 3 months. She said he was too stingy.

1900 Ky Census pg. 19B Grants Lick, Campbell County Ky
Albert Julius was boarding with John Mitchum of Grants Lick. He is listed as divorced.
Death: 10 NOV 1930 Campbell county, Ky

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White, Lucy Ann (b. 1 APR 1865, d. 11 FEB 1940)
Note: Henry and Lucy Ann White Heck Messmer are buried in lot 69 Evergreen Cemetary,South gate Ky

Lucy Ann White Heck Messmer died at age 74 in Campbell County Ky 2-11-40.

Lucy Ann White first married Albert Julius Heck and were seperated after only 2 months and later divorced in 1899 or 1900. She then married Henry Messmer a widower with 3 children. Lucy had taken care of Henry's wife during and illness. She lived in Cold Springs and Newport, Ky.

Lucy Ann White left Albert Julius Heck so she could not get a divorce until after she had waited 15 years .
Lucy and Henry lived at 316 Hodge Street in Newport barely 5 blocks away from her son John Wesley yet they never spoke or visited each other.
Source: (Death Field)
ky death certificate 03298
Death: 11 FEB 1940 Campbell County, Kentucky

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Messmer, Henry (b. 1 APR 1862, d. 4 NOV 1935)
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Covington, Kentucky Directories, 1890, 1892
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Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
Henry Messmer machinist 64 Hodge Newport KY 1890
Henry Messmer machinist 418 Hodge Newport KY 1892

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1900 Campbell County Kentucky Census
Henry and Lucy Ann live on Hodge Street in Newport, Ky. They are listed as having been married for 15 years with 3 children, However the children were by Henry and his first wife (Carry).
Henry is listed here s being born in Germany as were both of his parents.
Henry is listed as immigratiing in 1866 and natualized for 34 years.

Lucy Ann White is listed as being born in Ky, her father in Germany and Mother in Ky.

1910 Cambell County Kentucky Census, Cold Springs
Henry Messmer and Lucy Ann White Heck Messmer lived in Cold Springs Ky and operated a truck farm. The farm was located on Alexandria Pike. Henry was born in Switzerland and both his parents were from Germany. He immigrated here in ? 1866. Lucy Ann lived with Henry and took care of his first ife during and illness probably until she died. Lucy and Henry had no children.
Death: 4 NOV 1935 Newport, Kentucky

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