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
Family with parents
father
James H. Gibson (grave marker)
18501930
Birth: February 25, 1850 28 20Indiana, USA
Death: April 10, 1930Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
mother
Lelah Gibson - Grave Marker
18721903
Birth: February 4, 1872 23 23Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA
Death: May 9, 1903Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: August 1, 1895Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
12 months
elder sister
The Glenn Home where Elma and Mary Helen Gibson resided in the early 1900's
18961912
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
A Lead
18981961
Birth: July 27, 1898 48 26Harrison, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Death: February 23, 1961Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Father’s family with Nancy Ellen Childress
father
James H. Gibson (grave marker)
18501930
Birth: February 25, 1850 28 20Indiana, USA
Death: April 10, 1930Terre Haute, Vigo, IN, USA
step-mother
Marriage
Marriage:
half-sister
Cora Mae Gibson Dare
18741930
Birth: November 14, 1874 24 22Paris, Edgar, Illinois, United States of America
Death: March 1, 1930Denver, CO, USA
9 years
half-sister
3 years
half-sister
Jessie E. (Gibson) Hood (grave marker)
18861979
Birth: July 1, 1886 36 34Indiana, USA
Death: April 24, 1979Indiana, USA
Family with Leonard A. Jarrell
partner
herself
Family with Wade Valentine Forsythe
husband
herself
daughter
Baby Infant Forsythe - Possible Stillborn
19251925
Birth: November 9, 1925 41 23Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
Death: November 9, 1925Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, USA
10 years
son
Richard A. Forsythe, Sr. 1964
19351996
Birth: October 19, 1935 51 33
Death: April 16, 1996Wellington Manor Nursing Home
-14 years
son
Harry "Boots" Forsythe - grave marker
19221986
Birth: January 22, 1922 37 19Indiana, USA
Death: February 24, 1986
daughter
Private
daughter
daughter
Private
daughter
Lelah "Maxine" Forsythe - grave marker
19241933
Birth: March 14, 1924 40 21
Death: July 21, 1933
Wade Valentine Forsythe + Maude Ellen Maynard
husband
partner’s partner
Maude Maynard Forsythe
18861917
Birth: October 9, 1886 28 21IL, USA
Death: November 4, 1917Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Marriage
Marriage: June 19, 1906Paris, Edgar, IL, USA
21 months
step-daughter
Bernice Southcott (1947)
19081984
Birth: March 23, 1908 24 21Oliver, Wabash Township, Illinois, United States
Death: December 3, 1984Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States
-21 months
step-son
1906
Birth: June 23, 1906 22 19USA, IL, Clark, ,
Death:
4 years
step-son
Wade V. Jr. (age 12)
19101973
Birth: March 20, 1910 26 23USA, IL, Clark, ,
Death: November 1973Chicago, Cook, IL, USA
2 years
step-daughter
Alberta Forsythe (age 10)
19121974
Birth: February 28, 1912 28 25
Death: May 13, 1974Cold Water, MI, USA
step-son
step-daughter
Elsie Forsythe (age 5)
19151973
Birth: November 29, 1915 31 29Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Death: April 5, 1973Mt. Clemens, MI, USA
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

Note

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

Note

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

Note

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.

Note

Buried in the Garden of Divinity, Lot 22-B, Crestlawn Cemetery, Riverside, CA

Note

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