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Strole Genealogy and Family History

Other Surnames:  Graves, Kiser, Spears


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Dates in parentheses refer to the posting of an item on this page.

This page was last updated May 31, 2008.


Acknowledgments

Many thanks for correspondence with the following who contributed to this study:  Mark Arslan, Jean Cook, Lisa Evans, Rex Kibler, Kathryn Layman, Melvin Miller, Kim Morris, Lori Myers, Betty Muirhead, Frances Robinson, Archie Strole, Janet Strole, Kim Torp, Pam Yates, and Eleanor Yurs.


Links

Mark Arslan's Kiser Home Page provides excellent and thorough coverage of the Strole family.  Locke Spears appears with identification number 62421 in the listing of descendants of Elizabeth Kiser and Christian Strole (Locke's great-great-grandparents).

The Graves Family Association provides a detailed genealogy of our distant ancestor Captain Thomas Graves of Virginia, a 1608 settler of Jamestown.  Locke Spears' great-grandmother, Drusilla Graves, is #679 in the descendant listing.  The page of Notable Family Members lists others who descend from Captain Thomas Graves (Gen. 169). 


Please note:  Any lists of ancestors or descendants on these pages are works continuously in progress.  They are not considered complete or totally accurate.  

The Ancestry of Locke Harmon Spears (                                        )

Ancestors of Locke Spears to four generations (.pdf) (December 5, 2003)   


Photos  

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Minnie Lord and Locke Spears, 1914 (August 13, 2006) (photo courtesy of Jean Cook)

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Locke Spears plays a Chickering grand piano at the YMCA in Peoria (August 13, 2006)  (photo courtesy of Jean Cook)

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Irene Spears, Pontiac, Livingston County, 1890 (August 13, 2006)  (photo courtesy of Jean Cook)

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Irene Spears and Frank DeGraff, wedding day, July 10, 1918 (August 13, 2006)  (photo courtesy of Jean Cook)

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Albert "Bert" Spears, Delaware (August 13, 2006)  (photo courtesy of Frances Robinson)

 

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Joseph Christian Strole; Catharine (Sasseen) Strole; Edward Strole and Catharine (Sasseen) Strole  (May 4, 2008)   (photos courtesy of Jean Cook and Eleanor Yurs)

 

 

Photos of unknown people or photos containing unknown people (September 21, 2001) 

 

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(l-r) Albert, Betty, Frances, Eleanor, Lucie, and Arthur Spears, Peoria, February 7, 1942  (August 5, 2001) (photo courtesy of Frances Robinson)

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(l-r) Eleanor, Frances, Lucie, Betty, and Bertie Spears, 510 Morgan Street, Peoria, circa 1923-24  (September 21, 2001) (September 21, 2001) (photo courtesy of Frances Robinson)

 

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Mabel Spears, Pontiac, Livingston County (September 21, 2001) (photo courtesy of Jane Peplow)

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Mabel Spears, Peoria, date unknown (August 8, 2001) (photo courtesy of Gina Spears)


Data  

Notice for Census Records:  Names and ages are transcribed exactly as shown on the original record even if incorrect.  Ages in years or fractions thereof are given in parentheses.  Send an email message to Andy to get a digital image of a particular record.

 

General


Auntie Mabel's notes on Spears family history
(August 5, 2001)
Aunt Eleanor's self-made pedigree (August 5, 2001)

   

Ahnentafel ancestry of Locke H. Spears.  For any given individual, the individual's father is twice the number and the individual's mother is twice the number plus one.  Blank lines separate generations.  Click on a person's name to see data related to that person.


1      Locke Harmon Spears 

2      Edward Locke Spears 
3      Sarah "Sazie" Belle Strole 

4      Franklin P. Spears 
5      Martha Short 
6      Joseph Christian Strole 
7      Catharine M. Sasseen 

8      Nathan H. Spears 
9      Elizabeth H. Chinn
10    Theophilus Williamson Short 
11    Sarah Patterson 
12    John Strole 
13    Drucilla Graves 
14    David Sasseen 
15    Martha Miller 

24    Christian Martin Strole 
25    Elizabeth Kiser 
26    Joel Graves  
27    Sarah Graves
28    William Sasseen 
29    Sarah/Sally Roper 

48    Peter Strohl 
49    Margaretha Seybel 
50    Michael Kiser 
51    Mary Eppert??? or Lingel??? 
56    David Sasseen 
57    Elizabeth Parrish or Harris 
58    Joseph Roper 

96    Johann Conrad Strohl 
100 Valentine Keiser 
101 Agnes _____ 
112 Elie (Elias) Sasseen 
113 Susanne _____ 

224 Francois Sassin 
225 Elisabeth _____ 
             
    
                                     

Descendants of Locke Spears' maternal grandparents Joseph Strole and Catharine Sasseen.  Click on a person's name to see data related to that person. 

Joseph Christian Strole.  He married Catharine M. Sasseen.
 
I.     Martha E. "Mattie" Strole .  She married Peter N. Staff   .  no issue
II.   Sarah "Sazie" Belle Strole .  She married Edward Locke Spears .
       A.   Locke Harmon Spears .  He married Minnie Lord .
             1.    Eleanor Lord Spears .  She married Charles Elmer Yurs .
             2.    Elizabeth Ann Spears .  She married Glenn Boyd Muirhead .
             3.    Lucie Miriam Spears .  She married Verne Burnell(e) Setbacken .
             4.    Albert James Spears .  He married Esther Eileen Burgard .
             5.    Frances Louise Spears .  She married Omar Keethes Robinson .
             6.    Arthur Reid Spears, Sr. .  He married Barbara Thiel .
       B.   Albert Frank Spears .  He married Ida Hewes   .  no issue
       C.   Mabel Estelle Spears .  no issue
       D.   Grace Irene Spears .  She married Frank C. De Graff .  no issue
III.  John Strole .   no issue
IV.  Edward Strole .  He married Elizabeth Osgood .

 

 

Sarah Strole, Edward Spears

1880 Census, William Balding, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (October 6, 2003)

    Baldwin, William (57), Martha (46); Spears, *Edward (22), Saza (22); Badger, Hulda L. (18) 

    *Edward Spears is William Balding's stepson.

1900 Census, Edward Spears, Pontiac, Livingston County, Illinois (October 6, 2003) 

    Spears, Edward (41), Sarah (40), Locke H. (19), Albret F. (18), Mable (15), Irene (10)

1910 Census, Sarah Spears, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois (October 6, 2003) 

    Spears, Sarah B. (51), H. Locke (28), Mabel E. (24), Irene (20)   

1910 Census, Agnes Head, Seattle, King County, Washington (June 24, 2006) 

     Hedd, Agnes B. (54), Ha_ley (20), Lewis (19), Anna (16); Hill, Morton V. (32), Virginia (29); Baldwin, * Martha (77); Speers, Ed L. (51)

    *Martha Balding, mother of Agnes Head and Edward Spears.

1920 Census, Edward Spears, Peoria County Home and Annex, Peoria County, Illinois (October 6, 2003) 

    Spears, Edward (61)

1920 Census, Sarah Spears, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois (October 6, 2003) 

    Spear, S. B. (59), Mabel (35)

1930 Census, Sarah Spears, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois (October 6, 2003) 

    Spears, Sarah B. (72), Mabel E. (42)

marriage license, Edward and Sarah Spears (November 6, 2002)
marriage return, Edward and Sarah Spears (November 6, 2002)
death certificate, Sarah Spears (August 5, 2001)
obituary, Sarah Spears, Peoria Star, Monday, April 20, 1942 (August 21, 2001)
death certificate, Edward Spears (August 5, 2001)

 

Locke Spears, Minnie Lord  

1910 Census, Minnie Lord, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana  (January 2, 2003)

    Snyder, Ella (44); Chambers, Paulina (25), Ruth (19); Lord, *Minnie (27)

    *Minnie Lord was a roomer with Ella Snyder and was working as a bookkeeper for a mine workers' union. 

1920 Census, Locke Spears, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois  (November 7, 2002)

    Spears, Locke H. (39), Minnie L. (36), Eleanor (4 4/12), Elizabeth A. (2 10/12), Lucie M. (10/12); Rother, Emma (27)

1930 Census, Locke Spears, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois  (February 5, 2003)

    Spears, Locke H. (49), Minnie (47), Eleanor L. (14), Elizabeth A. (13), Lucie M. (11), Elmer J. (9), Frances L. (7), Arthur R. (5)


marriage license and marriage return, Locke and Minnie Spears (August 5, 2001)
death certificate, Locke Spears (August 5, 2001)
obituary, Locke Spears, Peoria Star, Tuesday, April 3, 1951 (August 5, 2001)
death certificate, Minnie Spears  (August 7, 2001)
obituary, Minnie Spears, Peoria Star, Tuesday, October 10, 1950 (August 5, 2001)

 

Albert Spears, Ida Hewes

1910 Census, Albert Spears, Dover, Kent County, Delaware  (June 24, 2006) 

    Spears, Albert F. (28)

1920 Census, Albert Spears, Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania  (June 24, 2006) 

    Spears, Albert F. (37), Ida M. (37); Hewes, Annie (72)

1930 Census, Albert Spears, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania  (June 24, 2006) 

    Spears, Albert F. (48)

1930 Census, Ida Spears, Sussex County, Delaware  (June 24, 2006) 

    Spears, Ida M. (49)

short obituary, Albert Spears, Peoria Star, Saturday, November 18, 1933 (August 5, 2001)
obituary, Albert Spears, Peoria Star, Monday, November 20, 1933 (August 5, 2001)  

 

Mabel Spears  

birth certificate (August 5, 2001)
delayed supplement to birth certificate (August 5, 2001)
obituary, Peoria Journal Star, Tuesday, May 4, 1971 (August 5, 2001)
death certificate (August 5, 2001)

 

Irene Spears, Frank DeGraff

1920 Census, Frank DeGraff, Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois (October 6, 2003)

    DeGraff, Frank (24), Irene G. (28)

birth certificate (August 5, 2001)
death certificate (August 5, 2001)
obituary Peoria Star, Sunday, July 8, 1923 (August 5, 2001)  

   

Joseph Strole, Catherine Sasseen

1850 Census, John Morrison, Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana (September 10, 2004) 

    Morrison, John (36), Elizabeth (28), Marilla (7), Melissa (3), Sucy (57); Strole, Joseph (22)

1860 Census, Joseph Strole and Edwin Sasseen, Vigo County, Indiana (October 6, 2003)

    Strole, Joseph (30), Catharine (30), Martha (5), Sarah (3), John (4/12); Coward, Levi (19)

    Sasseen, Edwin (24), Sarah (24), David E. (4), Martha (2/12); P???sel, James S. (42)

1870 Census, Joseph Strole, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (January 6, 2003)

    Strole, J. C. (50), Catherine (40), Martha (17), Sarah (12), John (9), Eddie (6)

1880 Census, Catharine Strole, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (October 6, 2003)  

    Strole, Charlotte M. (47), Mattie (24), Edward (16)

marriage record, Joseph Strole and Catharine Sasseen (September 15, 2004)

      

Martha Strole, Peter Staff

1900 Census, Peter Staff, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (November 18, 2003)   

    Staff, Peter N. (56), Martha E. (46)

1910 Census, Peter Staff, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (January 26, 2004)   

    Staff, Peter N. (66), Martha E. (56); Strole, Joseph (34); Faltz, Floyd (26); Murray, Tomas (35); Landis, Charley F. (19); _ampem, James F. (22); Berrel, Walter (23)

    Martha Staff and Joseph Strole are first cousins.  Floyd Foltz is a second cousin to Locke Spears.

1920 Census, Martha Staff, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (March 11, 2004)   

    Staff, Martha E. (57); Strole, Joe F. (45); Horniday, John A. (21)

    Martha and Joe are first cousins.

1930 Census, Martha Staff, Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana (January 12, 2005)   

    Staff, Martha (65); Stroll, Joseph (56)

    Martha and Joseph are first cousins.

marriage record, Peter Staff and Martha Strole (September 15, 2004)

obituary, Peter Staff (September 15, 2004) 

obituary, Martha Staff (September 15, 2004) 

biography, Peter Staff (source:  Bradsby, H. C.  History of Vigo County: with biographical selections.  1891.) (March 4, 2006) 

 

John Strole, Drusilla Graves

1850 Census, John Strole, Page County, Virginia (January 6, 2003)  

    Strole, John (48), Drucilla (51), John H. (21), Simeon F. (19), Alfred E. (16), Jacob P. (12), Eliza (11), Elizabeth A. (9); Graves, Sarah E. (22)

1860 Census, John Strole, Page County, Virginia (December 15, 2004)  

    Strole, John (68), Drucilla (61), Alfred E. (26), Eliza (21), Elizabeth A. (18); Foltz, Joel L. (15)

1870 Census, Benjamin Kite and Drucilla Strole, Vigo County, Indiana  (October 22, 2003) 

    Kite, Benjamin (25), *Elizabeth (25), Benj F. (6), John Lewis (4), Ida J. (2), Jacob P. (1); Still, *Drusilla (77)

    *Elizabeth Kite is the daughter of Drucilla Strole.

photo of Drusilla Strole's gravestone at Rose Hill Cemetery, Vigo County, Indiana  (November 9, 2004) 

 

Christian Strole, Elizabeth Kiser

1810 Census, Christian Strole, Harrisonburg Township, Rockingham County, Virginia (December 16, 2004)    

1820 Census, Christian Strole, Rockingham County, Virginia (December 16, 2004)

1830 Census, Christian Strole, Rockingham County, Virginia (December 16, 2004)

1840 Census, Christian Strole, Page County, Virginia (December 16, 2004)

1850 Census, George Strole, Page County, Virginia (December 16, 2004)

    Strole, George (35), Catherine (36), Samuel F. (16), Rebecca F. (14), Mary J. (11), Barbara A. (10), Isaac Harden (8), James K. P. (5), John P. (3), Cyrum (1); Graves, John L. (17), *Elizabeth (81)

    *Elizabeth (Kiser) Strole.

  

William Strole, Sarah Kibler

1850 Census, William Strole, Page County, Virginia  (January 11, 2007)   

    Strole, William A. (29), Sarah A. (26), Asher M. (3), Francis A. (2) 

1860 Census, William Strole, Washington Township, Newton County, Indiana (January 11, 2007)   

    Strole, William A. (40), Sarah (38), Asher M. (14), Francis A. (12), William L. (9), Mary A. V. (5/12) 

1870 Census, William Strole, Jefferson Township, Newton County, Indiana (January 11, 2007)   

    Stroll, William A. (51), Sarah A. (48), Asher M. (23), Francis A. (21), William L. (19), Dolla A. L. W. (10), Greenberry K. (7); Hoke, Willington (16), Isaac C. (18)

1880 Census, Sarah Strole, Jefferson Township, Newton County, Indiana (January 11, 2007)   

    Strole, Sarah A. (57), Greenbury (16); Dean, Charles (8)

 

Jane Strole, Jacob Long

1850 Census, Jacob Long, Page County, Virginia (January 10, 2007)   

    Long, Jacob (30), Jane (27), Drucilla F. (4), John P. (2) 

1860 Census, Jacob Long, Stratton Township, Edgar County, Illinois (January 10, 2007)   

    Long, Jacob (41), Jane (40), Drusilla F. (14), John P. (12), Elizabeth (8), Nancy A. (4) 

1870 Census, Jacob Long, Edgar, Edgar County, Illinois (January 10, 2007)   

    Long, Jacob (50), Jane (50), Frances (20), John P. (19), Elizabeth (17), Nancy (14) 

1880 Census, Jacob Long, Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana (January 10, 2007)   

    Long, Jacob (61), Jane (60), Elizabeth (28), Ona (4) 

 

Cynthia Strole, Gideon Foltz

1850 Census, Gideon Foltz, Page County, Virginia  (January 10, 2007)   

    Foltz, Gideon (31), Cinthea (27), Joseph L. (5), Sarah J. (3), George P. (2), John S. (3/12) 

1860 Census, Gideon Foltz, Page County, Virginia  (January 10, 2007)   

    Foltz, Gidion (41), Cynthia (37), Sarah J. (13), George P. (11), John S. (10), David F. (9), Philip M. (8), Hardin C. (6), Mary A. D. (3), Gideon L. (1) 

1870 Census, Gideon Foltz, Shenandoah Iron Works Township, Page County, Virginia  (January 10, 2007)   

    Foltz, Gideon (51), Cynthia (47), George P. (21), John S. (20), Philip M. (17), Hardin C. (15), Mary A. D. (13), Gideon L. (12), Eliza A. (10), Jacob A. (8), Elizabeth L. (2) 

1880 Census, Gideon Foltz, Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana  (January 10, 2007)   

    Foltz, Gideon (61), Cythia (57), Philip (25), Luther (21), Harden (23), Eliza (19), Bettie (12)

 

Simeon Strole, Agnes Jane Kite

1860 Census, Simeon Strole, Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana  (January 10, 2007)   

    Stroll, Simeon F. (28), Agnes J. (22), Josephine (6), Angeline (5), Mary E. (3), John P. (6/12) 

1870 Census, Simeon Strole, Clinton Township, Vermillion County, Indiana  (January 10, 2007)   

    Stroll, Simon (41), Jane (38), Josephine (16), Angeline (14), Mary (12), John (9), Alfred (7) 

1880 Census, Simeon Strole, New Goshen, Vigo County, Indiana  (January 10, 2007)  

    Strole, Simeon (50), Nacy? J. (46), Mary E. (22), John P. (20), Eddie E. (16), Milton C. (6)

 

Eliza Strole, Lewis Kite

1870 Census, Lewis Kite, Fayette Township, Vigo County, Indiana (January 10, 2007)   

    Kite, Lewis (38), Eliza (30), Clara (3), Noah R. (1) 

1880 Census, Lewis Kite, Sargent Township, Douglas County, Illinois (January 10, 2007)   

    Kite, Lewis (34), Eliza (38), Clara J. (13), Ricy N. (11), Luther (6) 

1900 Census, Lewis Kite, Liberty Township, Holt County, Missouri (January 10, 2007)   

    Kite, Lewis (53), Lucy (54), Luther (26) 

1910 Census, Lewis Kite, Liberty Township, Holt County, Missouri (January 10, 2007)   

    Kite, Louis (6_), Eliza A. (70) 

 

Elizabeth Strole, Benjamin Kite

1870 Census, Benjamin Kite and Drucilla Strole, Vigo County, Indiana  (October 22, 2003) 

    Kite, Benjamin (25), *Elizabeth (25), Benj F. (6), John Lewis (4), Ida J. (2), Jacob P. (1); Still, *Drusilla (77)

    *Elizabeth Kite is the daughter of Drucilla Strole.

1880 Census, Benjamin Kite, Reno Township, Reno County, Kansas  (January 10, 2007)   

    Kite, Benjamin (40), Elizebeth A. (38), Benjamin F. (16), John L. (14), Ida J. (12), Jacob F. (11), Drusilla J? (6), Rosa A. (5), Martin M. (3), Clark H. (3/12)

 

 


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