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Gussie Horsey

On February 18, 2011, Novelist John Green posted a YouTube video in which he visited a cemetery in Indiana. Nerdfighteria latched onto a mysterious headstone in the video, and launched an epic genealogy project.

Clara Jordan

on 7 April 2012

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Born: August 15, 1883
Shoals, Martin, IN Gussie Audrey Horsey DFTBA, Gussie. <3 Nerdfighteria daughter Clement J. Horsey Mary E. Holmes married son Bell Horsey
Born: 1876 daughter son Clement Horsey married Sarah Unkown Maiden Name son James Horsey married Martha P Halbert daughter Susan Horsey son Martin Horsey James R Horsey Son Martha R Horsey Daughter married Lemuel Horsey Rachael Dougherty Sarah Horsey daughter daughter Catharine Horsey daughter Christina Horsey early settlers of Shoals, Martin County, Indiana Born: 1826 1880 Census -
Clement is a Wagon Maker
Mary is 'keeping house' http://dft.ba/-horseywagons Shawswick; Lawrence County, Indiana) 1900 Census son William Horsey
Born: 1880 married Julia Keith daughter Born: 1842 Charles Rupert Gowen http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=65118224 Born: 21 June 1871
Died: 4 March 1935 1st marriage 4 May 1901

Lawrence County, Indiana 3rd Marriage Charles was a stone planer at a stone mill (quarry). Gussie and her sister Bella were compositors (typesetters) ID: I42979
Name: Living
Sex: F
UID: 24AED55CD5A146BCA1119D0D49B71D241818
Change Date: 19 APR 2010
Father: Living
Mother: Living

Marriage 1 Charles Rupert GOWEN b: 21 JUN 1871 in Bedford, Lawrence, Indiana, USA

* Married: 4 MAY 1901 in ,LAWRENCE CO, INDIANA John's video from Feb 18, 2011 - the video that started this quest. Buried Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence County, Indiana Susan W. Huffington
Born: 1847
Died: c. 1925 son daughter married George Dana Gowen
Born: 1838
Died: 1900-1910 http://dft.ba/-georgesusangowen http://dft.ba/-susan1910 Nellie Addie Gowen
Born: 1874 daughter Susan's Family Tree
http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=PED&db=seajae&id=I37791&style=TABLE Mrs. Susan W. Gowen, ages 80 years, 3 months, and 1day, widow of the late George D. Gowen and a native of Lawrence county, passed away Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock at her home, 126 0 Street, following an illness from acute indigestion. She had suffered for some time from chronic myocarditis which was a contributory cause for her demise.

Susan W. Huffington was born August 28, 1845, near Leesville in Lawrence County, the oldest of a number of children that blessed the union of James Madison and Eliza (Holland) Huffington. Following the death of her mother she took her place in the home and served faithfully in that capacity for a number of years.

She was one of the pioneer school teachers of the county, having served in this capacity in the public schools during and immediately following t he civil war.

She was united in marriage with George D. Gowen on October 22, 1870, and to this union four children were born; Charles R., Nellie A., George R ., and, Carrie E., all of whom survive. Charles and Carrie are residents of Bedford, Nellie, now Mrs. Shaneyfelt lives at Mitchell, and Georg e is a resident of Walla Walla in Washington. A grand-daughter, Mary ( Gowen) Thomas, also survives. The husband preceded her to the grave on December 10, 1914.

The deceased belonged to the First Methodist church, was a member of th e Woman's Relief Corps, W. C. T. U., and the Eastern Star. Susan Gowen's Obituary 1880 -http://dft.ba/-georgesusangowen Carrie Gowen
born: c. 1888 Nellie and Carrie lived together in Lawrence, Indiana in 1920. Nellie married twice - once to Mr. Brown in 1898 and then to Mr. Shaneyfelt in1895. By 1920 she was widowed. Carrie didn't marry until at least age 32 - perhaps she never did. 1920 - http://dft.ba/-nelliecarriegowen 1900 - http://dft.ba/-nellie1900 In 1900 Nellie is married but living with her parents and not her husband - why? Occupations for the Gowens - 1920 Census Susan - None
Charles R. - Stone Planer, perhaps?
Mary - I can't make it out. Mary I. Gowen sometime 1920 -1930 Charles became a lawyer. divorced October 1906 James Earl Brown Name Burial date Row Section
Brown, Audrey G. 12 Oct 1967 R E-18
Brown, James Earl 26 Jun 1953 R E-18

http://www.crownhill.org/locate/index.html- Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN Born: 16 Oct 1889
Died: 26 Jun 1953 Crown Hill Cemetery, Community Mausoleum Hank's video from 25 Feb - Summing it All Up Discrepancies and Other Questions Gussie may have lied about her age to cover her previous marriage(s) or look more attractive. Census takers may have written the date down incorrectly, or handwriting may have been mistranscribed. When asking about age, census takers commonly asked for a person's age on their last birthday. Some census form headings reflect this. There are other details that can be used to confirm identity, such as place of birth, parents' names, and parents' places of birth. daughter 2nd marriage Born: 23 August 1901
Died: 19 December 1977 Burial: DEC 21,1977
Crown Hill Cemetery, Marion IN

Plot: Sec: AA, Lot: A-45 Marion County
Dept. of Public Safety
Name: William F. Gillespie
DOB: 1895
State of Birth: Indiana
Occupation: Motorman
Appointed: 8/24/1920
Service: Police Obituaries William F. Gillispie Mrs. Audrey G. Brown, 84, 5830 Broadway, died yesterday in Marion County General Hospital. She was born at Shoals and had lived in Indianapolis 60 years. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge, past president of the New Century Club, a 50-year member of the Pythian Sisters, past leader of the Friendship Council Sunshine Girls and a member of the World War I Widows Club.
Funeral services will be held at 1130 am thursday at Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.

SURVIVING IS A DAUGHTER, MRS. WILLIAM F. GILLESPIE, OF INDIANAPOLIS. Funeral services for J. Earl Brown, 63 years old, a money clerk for the Railway Express Agency, will be held at 1 pm Friday in Flanner and Buchyanan Mortuary with entombment in a mausoleum in Crown Hill cemetery. Mr. Brown died in his home, 5830 Broadway, Tuesday after suffering a heart attack.

A native of Reno, Hendricks County, Mr. Brown had lived in Indianapolis 40 years and had been employed by the Railway Express Agency for 38 years.

He was for many years financial secretary of a local of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks and was a veteran of World War I. He attended Fifth Church of Christ Scientist. Suvivors include the widow, Mrs. Audrey S. Brown (yet another middle initial????); two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Ray, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Ola Estep, Enid, Okla; a brother, Stephen Brown, Jacksonville, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. William F. Gillespie, Indianapolis. Walter Lindsey Manlove 2nd marriage, 11 June 11, 1911
Marion, Indiana Amanda Eldora Morris Switching first and middle names around was common practice for women in Gussie's time - for a myriad of reasons ranging from "I don't like my name" or a desire to appear older and more mature. Born: abt 1881
in Kentucky Margret Horsey Born: 1908 daughter Mrs. George Maxwell is Laura Manlove, Walter's sister Born: December 22, 1883
Died: 22 January 1915, of tuberculosis Buried: Glen Cove Our Walter! Manloves buried at Glen Cove:
Eva F. 1885 (inscription - Wife of OP, 22y 22d)
Nellie 1885 (inscription - Daughter of Oliver P. and EF, 2m 14d)

William P. 1905 and Caroline J. 1906 (Walter's Parents)

Lucy A. 1908
Jennie 1909
Frank L. 1913
Walter 1915
Jesse 1916
Matilda 1929
George W. 1930
Charles C. 1938
Dora 1941
Oliver Perry 1944
Howard A. 1974 and Gladys R. 1976

http://www.thebanneronline.com/obit-index/M-names.htm Morris Manlove Richard Manlove son Paul Morris Manlove son son Joseph Lee Manlove (living) son Rick Manlove Born: 1922
Died: 5 Nov 1994 at New Castle, Henry, IN Born: 30 Jun 1898 at Grant City, Henry, IN
Died: 27 Nov 1969 at New Castle, Henry, IN Oliver Perry Manlove son Born: 4 Mar 1860 at Hancock, IN
Died: 14 Feb 1944
Buried: Glen Cove Jonathan Manlove
Born: 1814
Died: 1900 married Jemima Beeson
Died: 1902 son married Born: 19 August 1868 in Rush, IN
Died: 27 February 1944 in Indiana Born: 4 April 1889
Died: ? Blanche E. Manlove Gussie sues a mattress salesman in 1917, using the name G. Audrey Manlove (source: The Indianapolis Star, November 8, 1917.) The Indianapolis Star, Friday, January 19, 1923
Gussie performs in a playlet son William P. Manlove married Caroline J. Lindsey son Allie Manlove Lucy Manlove daughter daughter daughter Laura Manlove George Maxwell married son Ward Maxwell married Louise Edwards son Phillip M Maxwell
Born: 14 Dec 1920
Died: 27 ??? 1931
Buried at Glen Cove Wayne Township; Henry County, Indiana 1900 Census The Pythian Sisters Gussie is a member of the Pythian Sisters in 1919, when she is already widowed. Pythian Crest - is this the crest on Walter's grave? For information on the Pythian Sisters, go here: http://pythiansisters.org/history.html It is possible that Walter (and the other Manloves) were Knights of Pythias. Information on this fraternal organization can be found here: http://www.pythias.org/ Who are these people? Pythians, maybe? auto mechanic BEDFORD TIMES - 5 March 1935:
Charles R. Gowen died last night in the Dunn Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile-train accident on the Stipp crossing west of Heltonville.
The train fireman saw the Pontiac automobile approach the track, and hurriedly gave the signal to to apply the emergency brakes, however the train struck the car.
Charles suffered general body bruises and lacerations, in addition to a severe blow over the left side of the abdomen, which ruptured the small bowel, producing peritonitis and causing death. Last night he lapsed into unconsciousness and died shortly afterward.
Two passengers in the Pontiac survived.
Charles was graduated from the Bedford High School in 1889, and later was graduated
from the School of Law at the University of Kentucky. He became a prominent Bedford attorney and secretary of the Lawrence County Bar Association.
He was active in legal and business circles of the city and was held in high esteem.
The news of his death was received with deep regret throughout the County and all who knew him deplore his tragic fate.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Bedford; and the Willis Stuart Lodge #226 F&A.M. of Louisville in Kentucky; as well as the bar association.
He was greatly interested in antique furniture, and his collection of ancient clocks was a fine and extensive one.
He was widely known as a collector.
Interment in Green Hill Cemetery. Birth: Dec. 17, 1907
Death: 6 April 1977
Burial: Crown Hill, Plot AA A-47 1st marriage Mr Thomas Obituary lists relatives as:
Nieces: Tonya, Sharon Hamilton,
nephews: Michael, Walter Lee Gillispie
No children are listed.
Informant was her husband, William F. Gillispie. 1910 Census:
James E Brown
living in Center, Martin, Indiana 1930 Census
Indianapolis City, Marion County, Indiana In 1920, Audrey G. Manlove is boarding in Marion
James E Brown is living in Martin - Gussie's family home On his draft cards for WWI and WWII, James works for the railroad. His occupation on the 1930 census may be similar. 1920 Census: (Marion County; Center Township)

Name: Audrey G. Manlove
Est. Birth Year: 1893
Birthplace: Indiana
Relation to Head of House: Roomer
Father’s birth place: Indiana
Mother’s birth place: Indiana
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Sex: Female
Able to read: Yes
Able to write: Yes
Occupation: Compositor (Typesetter) http://dft.ba/-james1910 1920 Census:
James E Brown
Inmate at the Martin County Poor Asylum http://dft.ba/-james1920 Head of household

(Superintendent) Thomas Queen married Nancy J. Queen http://dft.ba/-tqueen1900 In 1900, Thomas and his son Charles are Livery Stable Keepers.
The family has a servant, Lena Kidwell Son James M Queen born Apr 1882
Son Charles S Queen b. Dec 1883
Daughter Telphy A Queen b. Aug 1889
Daughter Martha S Queen b. Jul 1892
Daughter Mary L Queen b. Nov 1894
Daughter Eva P Queen b. Oct 1896 5830 Broadway - built 1927
http://dft.ba/-BrownHouse James Earl Brown
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Is it a Farm: No
Age: 40
Age at First Marriage: 30
Attended School/College: No
Literate: Yes
Place of Birth: Indiana
Father's Place of Birth: United States
Mother's Place of Birth: Illinois
Occupation: Express Clerk
Industry: Amer. Express
Employed: Yes
Veteran: Yes/"WW" (World War I?) Audrey G. Brown
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Is it a Farm: No
Age: 42
Age at First Marriage: 23
Attended School/College: No
Literate: Yes
Place of Birth: Indiana
Father's Place of Birth: North Carolina
Mother's Place of Birth: Indiana
Occupation: "None"
Industry: (Blank)
Employed: (Blank)
Veteran: (Blank) Mildred 'Milly' Horsey Attended New Albany High School Born: 1918 Possibly Harry? http://dft.ba/-harrythomas_gussie A boarder with Gussie's family DOB is a long way off John A. Grant Gillispie
Born: May 1863 Elizabeth Margerett Caughell/Conghill
Born: Nov 1864 married
24 Apr 1894 http://dft.ba/-johngillispie James Gillispie
Born: Nov 1899 Dale Gillispie
Born: c. 1902 Ester Gillispie
Born: c. 1904 http://dft.ba/-gillespie1900 http://dft.ba/-johngillespie1930 Between 1910 and 1930 they moved to Fort Lauderdale, Broward, Florida John S Gillispie
Born: 1835, Ohio
Farmer married Nancy J Gillispie
Born: 1838, Indiana William R. Gillispie
Born: 1859
Farmer Joanah Gillispie
Born: c. 1865 Robert F Gillispie
Born: 1868 son son daughter son http://dft.ba/-johns1880 Works On Farm aged 17 Anna J. Gillespie
Born: 1866 daughter Gilbert H. Gillespie
Born: 1872 son https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/WXJJ-CMM/p1 Social Security Number: 303-05-5665 http://dft.ba/-johngillespiemarriage son son son daughter Last residence: 46220 (Indianapolis, Marion, IN) Last residence: 46220 (Indianapolis, Marion, IN) daughter Thelma Thomas
Born: c. 1920, Union IN
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