Posted By:Mary Jones
Subject:William Summers Vigo Co., IN
Post Date:March 10, 2004 at 17:21:15
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Forum:Vigo County, IN Genealogy Forum
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I discovered in the 1942 obituary of my grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Summers, that he had a son that I was unaware of by the name of William. I did a search for this man and found a Frank Summers and Jennie Newby in Vigo Co. who had an unnamed male 12 Sep 1889. Doing further searching I found a William with that exact same birthdate still in Vigo Co. I am fairly sure this is the man that I am looking for. In the obituary of Franks Summers it says at the time (1942) that William is living in Indianapolis..I could not find him there at any time. I can find no marriage for Frank and Jennie. I can find not other mention of William that I am certain is the right one. Frank married again in 1901 to Mary Frances Callahan Wyrick. She had been married before and had a son James and a daughter Annabell. Annabell married Oscar Whitten. I was in touch with Annabell before her death and later with her daughter Violet. Neither ever mentioned a William, but if I have to correct one he did not die until 1977 during which time I was in contact with Annabell. Annebell is mentioned in the obituary as a step daughter. Also mentioned is a sister of Frank, Martha who married a Lawrence and lived in Whitcomb Heights, Kate who married a Vickers of West Terre Haute,(I believe it may have been William Vickers.) and a brother Harry of Terre Haute. Any info on any of these people would be great appreciated. Frank is said to be 80 years old at his death which would have made it about 1862 when he was born. On the birth certificate for my father Frank says he was born in IL. But the only census I have comfirmed him in says IN. I feel that Frank and Jennie may have divorce as William is not with Mary and Frank in the 1910 census. This is the only one I have of him with any certainy. Of course, William would have been old enough to be on his own by then so this is really no proof.