Eloise May Gibson , 19021982 (aged 80 years)

Name
Eloise May /Gibson/
Given names
Eloise May
Surname
Gibson
Married name
Eloise May /Forsythe/
Married name
Eloise May /Jarrell/
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"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

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"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

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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