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Roscoe  SHRACK, Jr.

Roscoe SHRACK, Jr.[1]

Male 1927 - 1983  (55 years)

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  • Name Roscoe SHRACK  [2, 3, 4
    Suffix Jr. 
    Nickname Rock or Rocky 
    Alt. birth date 4 Feb 1926  [5
    Zella Wilkerson 
    Born 24 Dec 1927  Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6, 7, 8
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 24 Feb 1951  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    an installer at Western Electric 
    Last Residence 1983  Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Veterans's Hospital 
    Military Service Pvt. US Army Signal Corps, World War II  [6, 9
    Died 4 Apr 1983  Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 12, 13, 14, 15
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Roscoe Junior Shrack, 1983
    Buried 8 Apr 1983  Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 16
    Grave Marker - Shrack
    Grave Marker - Shrack
    Roscoe Junior Shrack
    Pvt US Army
    World War II
    Dec. 24, 1927 Apr. 4, 1983
    Plot: Section SUNCL1, lot 158, grave 2
    Notes 
    • DEATH: Roscoe died in the Veterans' Hospital in Marion, Indiana, after being there for 10 years or better. He had Huntington's Chorea which runs in his family. His father died of the disease in Richmond State Hospital in Richmond, Indiana. His daughter, Deborah died of the same thing in December of 1984 at age 29.

      There was some confusion about his birth month and day. Supposedly he had celebrated it on a particular day for years only to find out that it was an entirely different month and day.
    Person ID I18  richison
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2017 

    Father George Roscoe SHRACK,   b. ca 1897, Dunkirk, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 24 Feb 1951  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Esther Ann KRATZER,   b. ca 1894, St. Petersburg, Clarion, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 24 Feb 1951  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F2797  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Jean RICHISON,   b. 22 May 1933, , Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1982, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Marriage affidavit 23 Feb 1951  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [17
    Signed by bride's mother 
    Consent to marry - Richison
    Consent to marry - Richison
    Betty Jean Richison to Roscoe J. Shrack, 1951
    Married 24 Feb 1951  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [18
    Marriage license application - Richison
    Marriage license application - Richison
    Shrack-Richison marriage
    Divorced 28 Mar 1962  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Deborah Kay SHRACK,   b. 22 Jul 1955, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1984, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [Birth]
    Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Dec 1927 - Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage affidavit - Signed by bride's mother - 23 Feb 1951 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - an installer at Western Electric - 24 Feb 1951 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1951 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 28 Mar 1962 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLast Residence - Veterans's Hospital - 1983 - Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Apr 1983 - Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [s731] Personal Knowledge, Shirley Ann Richison Fields (Reliability: 3).
      Rock was a fairly short man and he worked for Western Electric. I was enough younger than he and Betty that I never got to know Rock very well. He was rather quiet in contrast to Betty who was usually very loud and very vocal. She seemed to dominate him completely and we used to tease him saying that he was hen-pecked.

    2. [S1857] Births, 7 Sep 2017.
      "Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 September 2017); Roscoe Shrack, Jr. (24 December 1927), Certificate of Birth No. 57371 (penned), Allen County: citing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Birth Certificates; Year: 1927, Roll: 023.

    3. [s1901] Marriage, marriage certificate no. Bk 70, p.358 (1951), Shrack-Richison., 16 Oct 2010.
      «b»Application for Marriage License - Roscoe J. Shrack to Betty Jean Richison
      «/b»Serial No. 500598
      Male
      Name: Roscoe J. Shrack
      Color: White
      Born: 24 Dec 1927, Ft Wayne, Indiana
      Present residence: 1910 W. Gilbert St.
      Present occupation: installer- Western Electric
      Father: George Shrack, deceased
      Mother: Esther C/Kratzer, white, housekeeper dormitory, born Pennsylvania, residing Muncie

      Serial no. 500597
      Female
      Name: Betty Jean Richison
      Color: White
      Born: 22 May 1933, Indiana
      Present residence: 1907 E. 12th St.
      Present occupation: at home
      Father: Ophr Orlo Richison, white, born Indiana, paper hanger, deceased
      Mother: Zella Wilkerson, white, saleslady, born Indiana, residing Muncie

      «b»License and Return
      «/b»License date: 24 Feb 1951
      Marriage date: 24 Feb 1951
      By: Rev. Albert Clarke

    4. [S1869] Deaths (Reliability: 3), 13 Sep 2012.
      Louisiana Vital Records Registry, death certificate 119-8425131, (1984), Deborah Kay Lolley; VitalCheck (http://www.vitalcheck.com).

    5. [S1695] MSS notes (Reliability: 1), 18 Jan 2012.
      Notes & miscellaneous information recorded by Zella (Wilkerson) Richison about the Wilkerson-Childress line; obtained photocopies 23 Oct 1984 by Shirley Richison Fields, her daughter. Notes in red on the document are by Fields as some of the dates and places were disproven by further research.

    6. [S393] Tombstone - Shrack, Roscoe Junior.
      Tombstone of Roscoe J. Shrack, Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana. Photographed on 10 Mar 1985 by the writer.

      Tombstone reads:

      Roscoe J. Shrack
      Pvt. US Army
      World War II
      Dec 24 1927 Arp 4 1983

      [The following notes were made at the time the photo was taken.]

      This is the tombstone on the grave of Roscoe Junior SHRACK, the first husband of Betty Jean RICHISON and the father of Betty's two daughters. He had Huntington's Korea and had lived in the Veterans' Hospital at Marion, Grant Co., IN for quite a number of years before his death. The tombstone is a flat marker and the grave is located in the section to the left or west of the main gates on State Road 32 West. Taking the very back road to the left, it is about two sections down that road and on the right hand side of the road. it cannot be seen from the road . . . you must get out of the car and be practically upon it before it can be seen. Roscoe died slightly more than three months after Betty but they had been divorced for years and she had remarried.

    7. SSDI, accessed 5 January 2008), entry for Roscoe Shrack, 1983, SS no. 316-24-4158 (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2008.
      Name: Roscoe Shrack
      SSN: 316-24-4158
      Last Residence: 46952 Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA
      Born: 24 Dec 1927
      Died: Apr 1983
      Issued: before 1951
      By: Indiana

    8. [S1901] Marriage, marriage certificate no. Bk 70, p.358 (1951), Shrack-Richison., 16 Oct 2010.
      Delaware County, Indiana, Marriage Book 70:358, Roscoe J. Shrack and Betty Jean Richison, 1951, photocopy of original record, Muncie Public Library, Muncie.

    9. [s1854] Obituary.
      Obituary of Roscoe Shrack. The Muncie Star, Muncie, Indiana, 5 Apr 1983. Copy in possession of the writer.

      Roscoe Shrack, 55

      Roscoe Shrack, 55, died Monday in Marion Veterans Administration Hospital, where he had resided for the past 12 years.
      Mr. Shrack retired from Western Electric, Indianapolis. He served in Japan with the Army Signal Corps during World War II.
      Survivors include two daughters, Deborah Shrack and Karen Sue Hays; and one half-sister, Thelma Covert, Indianapolis.
      RICHISON - Deaths: 56

    10. [s1901] Marriage, marriage certificate no. Bk 70, p.358 (1951), Shrack-Richison. (Reliability: 4), 16 Oct 2010.
      «b»Application for Marriage License - Roscoe J. Shrack to Betty Jean Richison
      «/b»Serial No. 500598
      Male
      Name: Roscoe J. Shrack
      Color: White
      Born: 24 Dec 1927, Ft Wayne, Indiana
      Present residence: 1910 W. Gilbert St.
      Present occupation: installer- Western Electric
      Father: George Shrack, deceased
      Mother: Esther C/Kratzer, white, housekeeper dormitory, born Pennsylvania, residing Muncie

      Serial no. 500597
      Female
      Name: Betty Jean Richison
      Color: White
      Born: 22 May 1933, Indiana
      Present residence: 1907 E. 12th St.
      Present occupation: at home
      Father: Ophr Orlo Richison, white, born Indiana, paper hanger, deceased
      Mother: Zella Wilkerson, white, saleslady, born Indiana, residing Muncie

      «b»License and Return
      «/b»License date: 24 Feb 1951
      Marriage date: 24 Feb 1951
      By: Rev. Albert Clarke

    11. [s1587] SSDI, accessed 5 January 2008), entry for Roscoe Shrack, 1983, SS no. 316-24-4158 (Reliability: 3), 5 Jan 2008.
      Name: Roscoe Shrack
      SSN: 316-24-4158
      Last Residence: 46952 Marion, Grant, Indiana, USA
      Born: 24 Dec 1927
      Died: Apr 1983
      Issued: before 1951
      By: Indiana

    12. [S1869] Deaths, 19 Jan 2017.
      "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 January 2017); Roscoe Shrack, Jr. (4 April 1983), Certificate of Death no. 83-012691, Delaware County; citing Death Certificates, 1900-2011, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.


    13. [S1854] Obituary (Reliability: 2), 7 Sep 2012.
      ?Roscoe Shrack, 55,? The Muncie (Indiana) Star, 5 April 1983.

    14. [S1854] Obituary (Reliability: 2), 7 Sep 2012.
      ?Shrack Services Friday,? The Muncie (Indiana) Star, 6 April 1983.

    15. [S1587] SSDI (Reliability: 2), 5 Jan 2008.
      Social Security Administration. "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database. Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org: accessed 5 Jan 2008), entry for Roscoe Shrack, 1983.



    16. [s1854] Obituary.
      Obituary of Roscoe Shrack. The Muncie Star, Muncie, Indiana, 6 Apr 1983. Copy in possession of the writer.

      Shrack Services Friday

      Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Parson Mortuary for Roscoe Shrack, 55, with Rev. David Abel Officiating. Burial will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.
      Calling hours at the mortuary are 7-9 p.m. Thursday.
      Surviving are two daughters, Deborah Lolley, England, and Karen Sue Haynes, Muncie, and a half-sister, Thelma Covert, Indianapolis.
      Mr. Shrack died Monday in Marions Veterans Administration Hospital, where he had lived for 12 years.
      RICHISON - Deaths: 57

    17. [S1901] Marriage, 5 Oct 2016.
      Delaware County, Indiana, Marriage record book 70: 358, attachment, Shrack-Richison, 1951. Carnegie Library, Muncie.

    18. [S1901] Marriage, 6 Oct 2010.
      Delaware County, Indiana, Marriage Book 70: 358, Roscoe J. Shrack and Betty Jean Richison, 1951, photocopy of Original application, license and return: Muncie Public Library, Muncie.

    19. [S382] Family Tree Online, 15 Jan 2013.
      "C. Haynes Family Tree," database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 January 2013); entry for Betty Jean Richison, 1962 divorce from Roscoe Junior Shrack; tree submitted by Cynthia Haynes, granddaughter of Betty Jean Richison and Roscoe Junior Shrack.