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Lelah Gibson - Grave Marker

Lelah May CarpenterAge: 31 years18721903

Name
Lelah May Carpenter
Given names
Lelah May
Surname
Carpenter
Birth February 4, 1872 23 23
Marriage of a parentJoseph RicksherCaroline Matilda “Callie” ClineView this family
September 11, 1873 (Age 19 months)
Death of a fatherRichard Carpenter
June 13, 1877 (Age 5 years)
Cause: Consumption
Birth of a half-brotherDr. Charles Ricksher
October 9, 1879 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a half-brotherWilliam H. Ricksher
December 1881 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a half-brotherFrank Ricksher
May 1884 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a half-brotherTheodore Ricksher
September 1886 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Warren
1894 (Age 21 years)
Civil marriageJames Henry “Henry” GibsonView this family
August 1, 1895 (Age 23 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Elma C. Gibson
July 19, 1896 (Age 24 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherElizabeth Unknown
1897 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Helen Mary Gibson
July 27, 1898 (Age 26 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Eloise May Gibson
May 2, 1902 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherCaroline Matilda “Callie” Cline
November 6, 1902 (Age 30 years)
Address: The Fairfield Evergreen Cemetery
Cause: See Notes (Obit)
Death of a maternal grandfatherGeorge W. Cline
1903 (Age 30 years)

Occupation
Music Teacher
yes

Employer: (According to Mary Helen's Marriage Application)
Death May 9, 1903 (Age 31 years)
Cause of death: Consumption
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
herself
Mother’s family with Joseph Ricksher - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: September 11, 1873Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA
6 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
Family with James Henry “Henry” Gibson - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: August 1, 1895Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
1 year
daughter
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
daughter
-4 years
daughter
Helen M. Gibson - Hartzdale, PA 1919Helen Mary Gibson
Birth: July 27, 1898 48 26Harrison, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Death: February 23, 1961Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
James Henry “Henry” Gibson + Nancy Ellen Childress - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage:
step-daughter
3 years
step-daughter

  1. Generation 1
    1. Lelah May Carpenter

      Lelah May Carpenter, music Teacher, daughter of Richard Carpenter and Caroline Matilda “Callie” Cline, was born on February 4, 1872 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa and died on May 9, 1903 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana at the age of 31. She married James Henry “Henry” Gibson, son of James Andrew Gibson and Sarah M. Mattox, on August 1, 1895 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. He was born on February 25, 1850 in Indiana and died on April 10, 1930 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN at the age of 80.

      Children of Lelah May Carpenter and James Henry “Henry” Gibson:

      1. Elma C. Gibson (18961912)
      2. Eloise May Gibson (19021982)
      3. Helen Mary Gibson (18981961)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Elma C. Gibson

      Elma C. Gibson, daughter of James Henry “Henry” Gibson and Lelah May Carpenter, was born on July 19, 1896 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN and died on May 22, 1912 in Lost Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana at the age of 15.

    2. 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)
    3. Helen Mary Gibson

      Helen Mary Gibson, actress and transportation Worker, daughter of James Henry “Henry” Gibson and Lelah May Carpenter, was born on July 27, 1898 in Harrison, Vigo, Indiana and died on February 23, 1961 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at the age of 62. She married Dr. Floyd Harrison Head, son of Dr. George Head and Laura Ellen Brown, on April 6, 1916 in Dugger, Sullivan, Indiana. He was born on October 12, 1891 in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois and died on July 31, 1969 in Petersberg, Pike, Indiana at the age of 77.

  3. Generation 3back 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.

    3. The details of this family are private.
    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.

    5. The details of this family are private.
    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.

Note
This is under evaluation.... Name: James H Gibson Age: 50 Birth Date: Feb 1850 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1900: Harrison, Vigo, Indiana [Vigo] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Lelah Gibson Marriage Year: 1895 Years Married: 5 Father's Birthplace: New York Mother's Birthplace: Indiana Occupation: View on Image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age James H Gibson 50 Lelah Gibson 27 Stella V Gibson 17 Jessie E Gibson 13 Elma C Gibson 3 M Helen Gibson 1
Note
"The Fairfield Ledger" Wednesday, May 13, 1903 Page 6, Column 3 Died at Terre Haute. Mrs. James H. GIBSON died at Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, after an illness of six months from consumption. She was well known in this city as Lelah CARPENTER, a daughter of the late Mrs. Joseph RICKSHER (sic - Caroline CLINE CARPENTER RICKSHER). Mrs. GIBSON was born and reared in Fairfield, and was married at Terre Haute in September, 1895, and had made that city her home since that time. Her husband and three children, girls ranging from one to seven years of age, survive her. There are many friends in this community who knew her as an excellent woman who will mourn her death. The body was brought here for interment. Funeral services were held at the residence of Joseph RICKSHER yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. O. Spelman.
Note
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Fairfield Jefferson County Iowa, USA Plot: Old.P.262
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