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Eloise, Bernice, Wade Jr., Alberta, Elsie & Harry (1922 in front of Orphanage)

Eloise May GibsonAge: 80 years19021982

Name
Eloise May Gibson
Given names
Eloise May
Surname
Gibson
Married name
Eloise May Forsythe
Married name
Eloise May Jarrell
Birth May 2, 1902 52 30
Death of a maternal grandmotherCaroline Matilda “Callie” Cline
November 6, 1902 (Age 6 months)
Address: The Fairfield Evergreen Cemetery
Cause: See Notes (Obit)
Death of a motherLelah May Carpenter
May 9, 1903 (Age 12 months)
Cause: Consumption
Death of a paternal grandfatherJames Andrew Gibson
April 4, 1911 (Age 8 years)

Cause: Senility/Exhaustion
Death of a sisterElma C. Gibson
May 22, 191208:00 (Age 10 years)
Cause: congenital ichthyosis and pulmonary tuberculosis
Marriage of a siblingDr. Floyd Harrison HeadHelen Mary GibsonView this family
April 6, 1916 (Age 13 years)
Occupation
Maid
August 4, 1921 (Age 19 years)

Residence August 4, 1921 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe
January 22, 1922 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Lela Maxine “Maxine” Forsythe
March 14, 1924 (Age 21 years)

Death of a fatherJames Henry “Henry” Gibson
April 10, 1930 (Age 27 years)
Cause: Hit by a train.
Death of a daughterLela Maxine “Maxine” Forsythe
July 21, 1933 (Age 31 years)

Cause: Scarlett Fever
Birth of a daughter
#3
Mary Lou Forsythe
August 12, 1934 (Age 32 years)

Birth of a son
#4
Richard Allen Forsythe
October 19, 1935 (Age 33 years)

Residence July 13, 1942 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1
Bob Forsythe
about 1947 (Age 44 years)

Death of a husbandWade Valentine Forsythe
August 22, 1956 (Age 54 years)
Address: 314 N. 12th Street Terre Haute, IN
Death of a husbandLeonard A. Jarrell
about 1958 (Age 55 years)

Death of a sisterHelen Mary Gibson
February 23, 196112:10 PM (Age 58 years)
Cause: Arteriosclerotic Cardiovascular Cerebral Disease
Death of a half-sisterJessie E. Gibson
April 24, 197914:48 (Age 76 years)
Cause: Brain Damage (skull fracture) fell & hit her head on concrete porch
Death October 1, 1982 (Age 80 years)

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: August 1, 1895Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
1 year
elder sister
The Glenn Home where Elma and Mary Helen Gibson resided in the early 1900'sElma C. Gibson
Birth: July 19, 1896 46 24Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
Death: May 22, 1912Lost Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana, USA
6 years
herself
-4 years
elder sister
Helen M. Gibson - Hartzdale, PA 1919Helen Mary Gibson
Birth: July 27, 1898 48 26Harrison, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Death: February 23, 1961Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Father’s family with Nancy Ellen Childress - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage:
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
Family with Leonard A. Jarrell - View this family
husband
herself
Family with Wade Valentine Forsythe - View this family
husband
herself
son
-14 years
son
daughter
Private
daughter
daughter
Private
daughter
Wade Valentine Forsythe + Maude Ellen Maynard - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: June 19, 1906Paris, Edgar, IL, USA
21 months
step-daughter
Bernice SouthcottBernice Forsythe
Birth: March 23, 1908 24 21Oliver, Wabash Township, Illinois, United States
Death: December 3, 1984Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States
-21 months
step-son
4 years
step-son
Wade V. Jr. (age 12)Wade Valentine Forsythe
Birth: March 20, 1910 26 23USA, IL, Clark, ,
Death: November 1973Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
23 months
step-daughter
step-son
step-daughter
Elsie Forsythe (age 5)Elsie Forsythe
Birth: November 29, 1915 31 29Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Death: April 5, 1973Mt. Clemens, , MI, USA

  1. Generation 1
    1. Eloise May Gibson

      Eloise May Gibson, maid (on August 4, 1921), daughter of James Henry “Henry” Gibson and Lelah May Carpenter, was born on May 2, 1902 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana and died on October 1, 1982 at the age of 80.. She had a relationship with Leonard A. Jarrell She married Wade Valentine Forsythe, son of William Clendenen Forsythe and Darthula Snedeker.

      Children of Eloise May Gibson and Wade Valentine Forsythe:

      1. Richard Allen Forsythe (19351996)
      2. Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe (19221986)
      3. Private
      4. Mary Lou Forsythe (19342012)
      5. Private
      6. Lela Maxine “Maxine” Forsythe (19241933)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Richard Allen Forsythe

      Richard Allen Forsythe, son of Wade Valentine Forsythe and Eloise May Gibson, was born on October 19, 1935 and died on April 16, 1996 in Wellington Manor Nursing Home at the age of 60. He married Thelma Janet “Sissy” Johnson, daughter of John Johnson and Orean Hines.

      Richard Allen Forsythe and Thelma Janet “Sissy” Johnson had 3 children.

    2. Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe

      Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe, jr. Clerk (on July 13, 1942), son of Wade Valentine Forsythe and Eloise May Gibson, was born on January 22, 1922 in Indiana and died on February 24, 1986 at the age of 64. He married Mary Camponovo, daughter of Unknown Father Camponovo and Unknown Mother Maiden.

      Children of Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe:

      1. Bob Forsythe (19472003)
      2. Private

      Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe and Mary Camponovo had 2 children.

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    4. Mary Lou Forsythe

      Mary Lou Forsythe, daughter of Wade Valentine Forsythe and Eloise May Gibson, was born on August 12, 1934 and died on January 17, 2012 at the age of 77.

      Mary Lou Forsythe and Richard “Dick” Preston had 2 children.

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    6. Lela Maxine “Maxine” Forsythe

      Lela Maxine “Maxine” Forsythe, daughter of Wade Valentine Forsythe and Eloise May Gibson, was born on March 14, 1924 and died on July 21, 1933 at the age of 9.

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    4. Bob Forsythe, son of Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe and Private, was born about 1947 and died about June 2003.

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Note
"Eloise was raised in an orphanage because her mother died when she was two. Don't know what ever happened to her father." - Shari Blackwood 2/3/2005
Note
"Mother worked for the Indiana State School for the Blind & the TB Sanitarium. She met Leonard Jarrell who was 20 years her senior." - Helen Ivey 12/2005
Note
Research Information - Census Name: Eloise Gibson Age: 17 [18] Birth Year: abt 1903 Birthplace: Iowa Home in 1920: Terre Haute Ward 3, Vigo, Indiana Race: White Gender: Female Relation to Head of House: Sister-in-law Marital Status: Single Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Iowa Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Ralph Hood 36 Jessie Hood 33 Violet Check 16 Eloise Gibsin 17
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See note above: Jessie E. Gibson Hood, (Ralph V. Hood), had Eloise live with them according to the census. Name: Jessie Gibson Spouse Name: Ralph Hood Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1905 Marriage county: Vigo Source Title 1: Vigo County, Indiana Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1840-1920 Inclusive Volum Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O Book: 18 OS Page: 103
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More than one family member has reported that Eloise was not a very pleasant older lady. She lived with her son Harry Eugene for quite some time, (around the early 1960's starting in Atlanta, GA. It's been said that she worked cleaning and in restaurants and that she would bring home leftovers for the kids to eat. (not sure which kids were at home) When I was a child, my father used to tell me that we were related to Hoot Gibson, the famous cowboy silent picture star. I researched this pretty thoroughly and can't find any evidence of this. - RF 2012
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Eloise Jarrell was born on May 02, 1902 and died on October 01, 1982 at the age of 80. This person last resided in Pasadena, California in Los Angeles County. Eloise Jarrell was assigned the social security number (SSN) of: 305-24-1363.
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Buried in the Garden of Divinity, Lot 22-B, Crestlawn Cemetery, Riverside, CA
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Eloise was born in 1902 and lost her mother, Lelah, to consumption in May of 1903. Sometime after this, Eloise, along with her sisters Mary Helen and Elma C., were sent to orphanages in Indiana. Their names appear on US Census reports over the next few years as residents of the orphanages. In the 1920 census, Eloise appears be living with her older step-sister, Jessie E. (Gibson) Hood and her husband, Ralph. Eloise was 17 at this time. I am unaware of a legal guardianship. -- Rick Forsythe 2013
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