February 25, 2011

The Youngest Delph Sister - Henrietta B. aka Sue/Susie


From L to R: Bruce Robinson, Sue Delph Robinson, unknown, Emma Schulze Delph, unknown
at Aunt Sue's birthday party
Are they each striking a pose for the camera? 

"Aunt Sue," as my mother called her, is the Delph sister I have found the least about so far.  Henrietta Delph was the last daughter born to Philip and Elizabeth Witzgall Delph on February 22, 1881.  She was born after my great-grandmother, Elizabeth, and they were a little over two years apart in age.  
Sue married Bruce E. Robinson on April 28, 1910.  Bruce grew up on Richfield Township, Henry County and was born at or near West Hope. The census reports that Bruce was born in December of 1886, making Bruce about four or five years younger than Sue.  The 1920 census has Sue at 37 years old and Bruce at 33, and by 1930 the gap has closed to only one year apart, with Sue at 44 and Bruce at 45.  I'm not sure why that is so.
Bruce and Sue lived their married life in Portage Township, Wood County, Ohio - in 1930 on Langmade Road.  Bruce registered for the World War I draft in June 1917 and they were living near Rudolph in Wood County at the time.  He described himself of medium height and build, with brown hair and blue eyes.  He also registered for the World War II draft when he was 56 years old.
 I have not found an obituary or burial information as yet for either Bruce or Sue, but I do know that Sue died on July 2, 1979 at a nursing home in Bowling Green.  She was 98 years old.
Like her sisters, Cora and Julia, Sue had no children.  Elizabeth was the only Delph sister with biological children.




1 comment:

  1. I would like to learn more about the Langmade Rd in Wood County. Would you please contact me at lcrawfo@bgsu.edu
    Thank you.
    Linda Long Crawford

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