Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Rosanna Wise Hale

Rosanna Wise Hale, possible daughter of Peter and Christina Wise, was born about 1827 in Ohio, she could be one of the three females aged 10-14 listed with Peter Wise in the 1840 census of Wayne County, Ohio (Perry Township page 25).

Rosanna is not listed with Peter and Christina in the 1850 census of Wayne County, Ohio. There is a Rosanna Wise who married Jacob Hale on March 20, 1851 in Wayne County, Ohio (Wayne County, Ohio Marriage Index 1813-1898, Wooster, Ohio, 1997 page 559). And then, in 1860, there is a Jacob and Rosanna Hale residing in Seward Township, Kosciusko County, Indiana which is just a few miles north of Gilead, Miami County. Based on the 1860 census she was born about 1827 - Rosanna Hale is listed as 33 years old and born in Ohio.

Rosanna Hate [probably Hale ?] is one of the four claimants in the October 25, 1887 final report of the estate of Christina Wise. Rosanna received $80 on July 10, 1884 and $80 again on November 11, 1884. There is probably additional information in the estate packet and the court books referenced in that journal entry, but the packet and referenced books have not been located yet.

Rosanna married Jacob Hale on 20 Mar 1851 in Wayne County, Ohio. According to the 1860 census, Jacob was born in 1828 in Ohio.

1860 Kosciusko County, Indiana (Seward Township, PO Beaver Dam page 60)
Jacob Hale, 32, male, farmer, Real Estate valued at $700, Personal Estate valued at $300, born Pennsylvania
Rosana Hale, 33, female, born Ohio
May A. Hale, 5, female, born Indiana
Luther Wade, 7, male, born Indiana

Jacob and Rosanna Hale have not been found in any other census records. I did "all kinds" of searches in the census indexes but haven't come up with anything yet that even comes close to being them. If we assume that she was living in 1887 when she was listed as a claimant in the estate of Christina Wise, the question arises - where was she living?

Research was continued with the assumption that May A. Hale, age 5 in 1860 was the daughter of Rosanna and Jacob Hale.

* * * UPDATE *** March 12, 2008 * * *
The May Hale who married George Armstrong is NOT the daughter of Jacob and Rosanna Hale. According to the Death Record for May L. Armstrong (Miami County Health Dept. Book C-5 page 5, December 18, 1899) her parents are Albert Hale and Elizabeth Foutz.


Jacob and Rosanna Wise Hale may have moved to Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after 1860 but before 1870. See
this post for additional information.

May Hale was born in 1855 in Indiana. She married George W. Armstrong on 20 Sep 1888 in Miami County, Indiana (WPA Index to Marriage Records, Miami County, Indiana citing Book C 8 page 192).

May Armstrong died on 18 Dec 1899 in Miami County, Indiana at age 44 (WPA Index to Death Records, Miami County 1850-1920 citing Book C-5 page 5). No obituary for May Armstrong was found in the index at the Peru Library. I need to get a copy of her death record to see if the names of her parents were included.

George W. Armstrong was born on 15 Aug 1861 in Indiana or Ohio and died on 16 Feb 1934 in Miami County, Indiana at age 72. (The Peru Republican, Miami County, Indiana dated Friday, February 23, 1934 p1c2-3). His obituary stated that he was born in Ohio but all of the census records in which he was found show that he was born in Indiana.

The obituary of George W. Armstrong was published in The Peru Republican, Miami County, Indiana on Friday, February 23, 1934 p1 c2-3. His is a long obituary, a full column and a partial column on the front page. George was a well-known and apparently popular man in Deer Creek township. For now, I'm only pulling out a few paragraphs, midway through the article, that contain family information.

George W. Armstrong, son of John and Louisa Armstrong, was born in Ohio, Aug. 15, 1861 and departed this life, Feb. 16, 1934. When he was two years old, the family, consisting of the parents, five boys and one girl moved to Indiana. They moved to Miami County where Mr. Armstrong lived the rest of his life.

On Sept. 20, 1888, he was united in marriage to May Hale who preceded him to the grave thirty-four years ago. To this union two children were born, a son, Luther, who died in infancy and Mrs. Hazel Armstrong Busby who has always resided with her father. He took into his home a niece, Jessie Hale Pfleger, when but a young girl, to whom he was as a father. Surviving besides those mentioned, he leaves one brother, T. D. Armstrong, of Kokomo, several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Mr. Armstrong owned and operated the general store in Miami for forty-three years. In this capacity he proved himself honest and upright in all his dealings.
Hazel B. Armstrong, daughter of George W. Armstrong and May A. Hale, was born in Feb 1890 in Indiana. She married Russell Bugbee about 1925. Russell was born in 1896 in Indiana.

The Armstrong/Bugbee families were found in the following census records:

1900 Miami County, Indiana (Deer Creek Township page 11b)
George W. Armstrong, head of household, white, male, Aug 1861, 38, widowed, born Indiana, parents born Ohio, Clerk - general retail
Hazel B., daughter, Feb 1890, 10, born Indiana, parents born Indiana, at school
Jessie Hale, servant, Dec 1880, 19, single, born Indiana, parents born Indiana, House servant

1910 Miami County, Indiana (Deer Creek Township page 208)
George W. Armstrong, 48, married once, first married at age 21, born Indiana, parents born Ohio, Salesman, Gen Store
Hazel B., daughter, 20, single, born Indiana, parents born Indiana, no occupation

1920 Miami County, Indiana (Deer Creek Township page 4a)
George W. Armstrong, head, 58, widowed, born Indiana, merchant gen store
Hazel B., daughter, 29, born Indiana

1930 Miami County, Indiana (Deer Creek Township page 8b)
Russell Bugbee, head, owns home valued at $800, 34, first married at age 29, born Indiana, fireman on Rail Road, veteran of WWI
Hazel, wife, 40, first married at age 36, born Indiana
George W. Armstrong, Father-in-law, 68, first married at age 27, born Indiana, Merchant General Store

That is all the information that I've found so far on the Hale, Armstrong and Bugbee families. If anyone reading this is related to these people or has any information on them, please contact me! kinexxions "at" gmail "dot" com

* * * UPDATE *** March 12, 2008 * * *
The May Hale who married George Armstrong is NOT the daughter of Jacob and Rosanna Hale. According to the Death Record for May L. Armstrong (Miami County Health Dept. Book C-5 page 5, December 18, 1899) her parents are Albert Hale and Elizabeth Foutz.

Jacob and Rosanna Wise Hale may have moved to Dauphin County, Pennsylvania after 1860 but before 1870. See this post for additional information.

Wise Family - Index to Posts

2 comments:

  1. Well, Becky, you keep posting interesting puzzles and I can't help but investigate. :) If I'm right, the Jacob & Rosanna Hale you found in Kosciusko Co, IN moved to Dauphin Co, PA. Here is a summary of the census records I found.

    1870, PA, Dauphin Co, Baldwin (pg 699B)
    Jacob Hale, age 46, b. PA
    Rosanna Hale, age 45, b. OH
    Mary A Hale, age 15, b. IN

    1880, PA, Dauphin Co, Halifax Twp (pg 71D)
    J Hale, age 52, b. PA
    Rosianna Hale, age 53, b. OH
    H Brunden (grandson), age 6, b. PA

    1900, PA, Dauphin Co, Steelton Borough (pg 55B)
    Martin H Grunden, age 54, b. PA
    Mary A Grunden, age 45, b. PA
    Rena E Grunden, age 23, b. PA
    Alva A Grunden, age 20, b. PA
    Rosana Hale (widowed mother-in-law), age 74, b. OH

    So, if correct, these records present a conflict with information you have already found in that the Hale daughter would actually be "Mary" and not "May". Now the question becomes, is there another May Hale in Miami Co, IN that could be the May Hale that married George Armstrong?

    Let's face it, you're going to have rummage around in that courthouse until you're satisfied that the probate case file for Christine Wise has indeed been lost. :)

    Good luck,

    Gary

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  2. Well, well, thank you once again, Gary. Looks like I need to expand my searches rather than narrow them down! I never thought of looking in Pennsylvania. I agree, I am going to have to make another trip to Peru and get my hands dirty! It's been on my "to do" list but the weather hasn't really cooperated much the past couple of weeks. The next few days are looking good, so, no time like the present. In addition to looking for Christina's estate packet I'm planning to check the marriage records and death records for May Hale Armstrong. She was married in 1888 and died in 1899 so there is a chance, albeit slim, that her parents were noted in those records. It just depends upon when Miami County started recording that information. Maybe I'll get lucky on all three counts.

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