April 17, 2013

Stanley Hollabaugh - Eighth Child of William Levi and Mary Lucetta

- Harriet (1872-1950)
-Bertha ( 1874-1964)
-Ernest ( 1875-1955)
-Clarence (1881-1887)
-Esther (1887-1958)
-Sylvia (1888-1968)
                                                   -Stanley (1890-1967)

Stanley was the youngest child of William Levi and Mary, born July 22, 1890 when William was 47 and Mary, 41.

Stanley married Iva H. Zehner and settled in Dekalb County, Indiana.  Two children were born to the couple: Ellen Marie, born November 21, 1917, and Marcella, born July 16, 1919.  

Sadly, the Fort Wayne, Indiana, News-Sentinel carried this story on April 17, 1918 -
"Ellen Marie, the 5 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hollabaugh, died at the home of her grandfather, Samuel Zanther (Zehner?) of Auburn Street on Saturday morning after an illness of 36 hours.  The funeral was held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the house, Rev. A.K. Mumma officiating.  Interment at the White City Cemetery."

On June 5, 1919, Stanley completed his registration for the World War I draft, listing his residence as St. Joe, Indiana, and his occupation as farmer.  He described himself of medium height and build with dark brown eyes and black hair.

In the 1920 census, taken in January of that year, he and Iva were living in Spencer Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, with their six month old daughter, Marcella.  Tragedy struck the little family that year when Iva died on June 20th. According to Stanley's niece, little Marcella soon went to live with her grandparents and after that, other relatives.

At 43, Stanley married Emily Tustison Daubrow, a second marriage for her, as well.  They married in Auburn on February 24, 1933.  Marcella would have been about fourteen.  The marriage did not work out and apparently, Emily left for parts unknown and the couple divorced.

 In the 1940 census, Stanley, divorced and 49 years old, was living alone on his farm, the old Case farm that had come through his mother's family.  He listed farming again as his occupation.  It is known that he worked as a telegraph operator for the railroad, but this was not listed on any census as his occupation.   Marcella had married Wilmer Sechler in 1937.
As far as I know, Stanley continued to live on the farm until he suffered a stroke and was admitted to the Dekalb Memorial Hospital in Auburn, Indiana.  He died there in October 1967 at the age of 77.

The St. Joe News of October 12, 1967, carried his obituary:
" Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Baidinger-Walter Funeral Home in Spencerville for Stanley Hollabaugh, 77, retired telegrapher, who died of a paralytic stroke Sunday in Memorial Hospital. He had been a patient there 12 days.
Mr. Hollabaugh was a native of Saint Joe and had resided just south of town for 28 years.  He was born July 22, 1890, the son of the late William and Mary Case Hollabaugh.  His wife, Iva Zehner, died in 1920.
Rev. Ivan O. Miller officiated at the service and burial was in the White City Cemetery at Spencerville.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Marcella Sechler of Spencerville, two sisters, Mrs. Eva Pflaumer and Mrs. Sylvia Ginther of Spencerville, one grandchild and one great grandchild."

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