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3 Zella Beatrice  WILKERSON

3 Zella Beatrice WILKERSON

Female 1908 - 1992  (83 years)

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  • Name Zella Beatrice WILKERSON  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Title
    Nickname Zell or Z.B. 
    Born 6 Nov 1908  , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Birth certificate - Wilkerson
    Birth certificate - Wilkerson
    Zella Beatrice Wilkerson, 1908
    Gender Female 
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Hall J. Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Zella, daughter, female, white, age 1 5/12, single, born Indiana, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee.
    1910 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1910 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Hall J. Wilkerson
    Census 15 Jan 1920  Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Hall J. Wilkinson household
     
    • Wilkinson, Zella B., daughter, female, white age 11, single, attends school, able to read & write, born Indiana, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee
    1920 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1920 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Henry Co. - Hall J. Wilkinson
    Census 19 Apr 1930  Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Hall Wilkerson HOH 
    • Richardson, Zella B., daughter, female, white, age 21, married, age 20 at first marriage, able to read & write, born Indiana, parents born Tennessee, speaks English, no occupation
    1930 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1930 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Henry Co. - Hall Wilkerson
    Census 16 Apr 1940  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Orlo Richison household 
    • Richison, Zella, wife, female, white, age 31, married, completed 4 years of high school, born Indiana, housework.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Residence 24 Jun 1979  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at death of her grandson, Brian Lee Richison. 
    Bio 28 Mar 1985  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Interview  
    • Zella was born in Progress, Indiana. The family moved to 9th & Liberty in Muncie before she can remember. Later they moved to 1547 W. 7th St., Muncie and from there to Knightstown, IN when she was 11 and in 6th grade. They Lived in Knightstown until after Zella married in 1929.

      Zella's mother, Martha Forentha, stayed in Knightstown until 1936-37, some 2 or 3 years after the death of her husband, Hall Jackson Wilkerson in 1934. By then all children were married except Martha's granddaughter, Mary Marceil Parker who lived with the family.
    Church Affiliation Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Hillcrest Baptist Church 
    Will 16 Aug 1990  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Her will names her four surviving children; James Oliver Richison, Shirley Ann Fields, Donna Lee Whitcomb, and Dan Ray Richison.
    Last Residence 1992  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    last residence 
    Occupation Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    retail sales clerk, H.L. Green Dime Store and other establishments 
    FS FamilyTree 93JQ-7BG 
    Died 13 Oct 1992  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 7, 9, 10, 17
    Obituary - Wilkerson
    Obituary - Wilkerson
    Zella Beatrice( Wilkerson) Rosenbarger (1908-1992)
    Death cert - Wilkerson
    Death cert - Wilkerson
    Zella Beatrice (Wilkerson) Richison Smith Rosenbarger, 1992
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Death certificate - Wilkerson
    Zella Beatrice (Wilkerson) Rosenbarger, 1992
    Buried 16 Oct 1992  Elm Ridge Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 18
    Grave Marker - Rosenbarger
    Grave Marker - Rosenbarger
    Forester Rosenbarger, 1899-1983
    Zella B. (Wilkerson) Rosenbarger, 1908-1992

    Plot: Section SUNCL1, lot 98, grave 1 & 2
    Person ID I332  richison
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 

    Father Hall Jackson WILKERSON,   b. 26 Dec 1860, , Union, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1934, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Martha Florentha CHILDRESS,   b. 17 Oct 1880, Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1965, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F188  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ophir Orlo RICHISON,   b. 24 Aug 1909, Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1949, Winchester, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1929  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [19, 20, 21
    Marriage certificate - Richison
    Marriage certificate - Richison
    Richison-Wilkerson marriage
    Marriage license - Richison
    Marriage license - Richison
    Richison-Wilkerson marriage
    Marriage License 30 Aug 1929  Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [22
    Notes 
    • Orlo and Zella went to Dayton to be married intending to keep it a secret for awhile at least from her parents. Dayton was chosen because some of Orlo's family lived there. Unfortunately, by the time Zella reached home her parents were already aware of her marriage according to what Zella told this writer.
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      Zella held the original of this certificate and allowed a photocopy to be made before her death in 1992. The location of the original certificate and other personal papers is now unknown and have possibly been destroyed.
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    Children 
    +1. James Oliver RICHISON,   b. 5 Jul 1930, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 2004, Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [Birth]
    +2. 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)  [Birth]
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    +5. Living
    Last Modified 13 May 2016 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Delbert Albert SMITH,   b. 12 Aug 1912,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 6 May 1964  Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 23
    Marriage certificate - Wilkerson
    Marriage certificate - Wilkerson
    Smith-Richison marriage
    Marriage record - Wilkerson
    Marriage record - Wilkerson
    Delbert A. Smith and Zella B. Richison, 1964
    Divorced 8 Jul 1966  Anderson, Madison, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [24
    Divorce - Wilkerson
    Divorce - Wilkerson
    Smith-Wilkerson divorce
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Forester ROSENBARGER,   b. 27 May 1899, Clarks Hill, Tippecanoe, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1983, Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 23 Nov 1966  Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 25
    Marriage record - Wilkerson
    Marriage record - Wilkerson
    Forester Rosenbarger and Zella Beatrice Richison, 1966
    Documents
    Marriage certificate - Wilkerson
    Marriage certificate - Wilkerson
    Rosenbarger-Richison marriage
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F235  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Nov 1908 - , Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall J. Wilkerson household - 18 Apr 1910 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall J. Wilkinson household - 15 Jan 1920 - Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Aug 1929 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 30 Aug 1929 - Dayton, Montgomery, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall Wilkerson HOH - 19 Apr 1930 - Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Orlo Richison household - 16 Apr 1940 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 6 May 1964 - Alexandria, Madison, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 8 Jul 1966 - Anderson, Madison, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Nov 1966 - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at death of her grandson, Brian Lee Richison. - 24 Jun 1979 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBio - Interview - 28 Mar 1985 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Affiliation - Hillcrest Baptist Church - - Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWill - 16 Aug 1990 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLast Residence - last residence - 1992 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - retail sales clerk, H.L. Green Dime Store and other establishments - - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Oct 1992 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Zella Beatrice WILKERSON RICHISON
    Zella Beatrice WILKERSON RICHISON
    Zella Beatrice Wilkerson
    Zella Beatrice Wilkerson
    Taken around 1920's. This picture was found in her mother's things by Gwen (Rozzell) Peacock in 2007. Her mother, Ethel Samantha (Wilkerson) Rozzell was Zella's sister. The notation "Zella Wilkerson" was on the photo holder when discovered by Peacock. The picture was sent by Peacock to Zella's daughter, Shirley (Richison) Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon IN 46123) and was in Fields' possession in January 2008
    Zella, James & Orlo Richison
    Zella, James & Orlo Richison
    Orlo & Zella WILKERSON RICHISON with oldest son, James Oliver.
    Alice (Richardson) Richison, Olive (Alexander) Richison, Zella (Wilkerson) Richison
    Alice (Richardson) Richison, Olive (Alexander) Richison, Zella (Wilkerson) Richison
    Olive is the mother-il of the other two ladies
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Documents
    WILKERSON - Bible
    WILKERSON - Bible
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson family
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    State birth certificate - Richison
    State birth certificate - Richison
    Betty Jean Richison, 22 May 1933
    Consent to marry - Richison
    Consent to marry - Richison
    Betty Jean Richison to Roscoe J. Shrack, 1951
    Baptism - Richison
    Baptism - Richison
    Betty Jean Richison, 1976
    Birth certificate - Richison
    Birth certificate - Richison
    James Oliver Richison, 1930
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Betty Jean (Richison) Van Camp, 1982
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    James O. Richison, 2004
    Death certificate - Richison
    Death certificate - Richison
    Ophir Orlo Richison, 1949
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronological order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    2. [S1901] Marriage, 23 Mar 2013.
      Allen County, Indiana, Marriage Book, 1972:187, James Oliver Richison and Rita Roberts, 1972; Clerk's Office, Allen County Courthouse, Fort Wayne.


    3. [S1869] Deaths, 24 Apr 2013.
      "Funeral Home Records," database, Muncie Public Library (http://www.munciepubliclibrary.org : accessed 9 April 2013); entry for Brian L. Richison, 1979; citing Meeks Mortuary Book 306, Muncie, Indiana.

    4. [S1869] Deaths, 17 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 July 2016); Zella B. Rosenbarger (13 October 1992), Certificate of Death no. 92-037016, Delaware County; citing Death Certificates, 1900-2011, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    5. [S1901] Marriage, 30 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 June 2016); entry for Delbert A. Smith and Zella B. Richison, 6 May 1964, Record of Marriage May 064-00705, Delaware County; citing Marriage Certificate, 1958-2005, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    6. [S1901] Marriage, 30 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com :
      accessed 2 June 2016); entry for Forester Rosenbarger and Zella Beatrice Richison, 29 November 1966,
      Record of Marriage 66-003103, Marion County; citing Marriage Certificate, 1958-2005, microfilm,
      Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    7. [S1869] Deaths, 9 Nov 2011.
      Zella B. Richison Rosenbarger funeral program, Muncie, Indiana, citing services on 16 October 1992; privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana. This program was obtained at The Meeks Mortuary by Fields when she attended the services there for Zella, her mother.

    8. [S1857] Births, 9 Nov 2011.
      Delaware County Health Department, photocopy of certificate of birth, Zella Wilkerson (1908), Vol. H18, p.53,; Delaware County Health Department, Muncie.

    9. [S1587] SSDI, 5 Jan 2008.
      Social Security Administration. "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database. Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org: accessed 1 November 2003), entry for Zella B. (Wilkerson) Rosenbarger, 1992, SS no. 312-22-4295 issued before 1951 by Indiana.

    10. [S1865] Cemetery, 16 Aug 2009.
      Elm Ridge Cemetery (Muncie, Delaware, Indiana; 4600 West Kilgore Avenue), Forester and Zella B. Rosenbarger marker, section SUNCL1, lot 98, graves 1 and 2, read by Shirley Richison Fields, 16 Aug 2009.

    11. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Fields [address for private use], Avon, Indiana.

    12. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 30 Jul 2008.
      1910 U.S. Census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, 6th Ward, city of Muncie, enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet number 4B, 700 East Seventh Street, dwelling 83, family 87; Hall J. Wilkerson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 30 July 2008); citing NARA microfilm T624, Roll 346.

    13. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census, 25 Jul 2008.
      1920 U.S. Census, Henry County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne township, Ward 3, town of Knightstown, enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 2B, dwelling 211, family 13, Hall J. Wilkinson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 25 July 2008); NARA microfilm T625, Roll 438.

    14. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 20 Mar 2011.
      1930 U.S. census, Henry County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne Twp., Knightstown, enumeration district (ED) 33-38, sheet no. 15A, dwelling 429, family 435, Hall Wilkerson, digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 2 Dec 2007); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 593.

    15. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census, 8 Apr 2012.
      1940 U.S. census, Marion County, Indiana, population schedule, city of Indianapolis, enumeration district (ED) 96, sheet 2A, Zella Richison in Orlo Richison household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org: accessed 8 April 2012) citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm.

    16. [S1864] Interview , 12 Jan 2012.
      Zella Beatrice Rosenbarger (3128 S. Opeechee, Muncie, IN 47302), interview by Shirley Richison Fields, 28 March 1985; transcript privately held by Fields, Avon, Indiana, 2012. Zella, mother of Fields, spoke from personal knowledge of her family's moves.

    17. [S1869] Deaths, 9 Nov 2011.
      Delaware County Department of Health, certified copy of death record, registered no. 92-925, Zella B. Rosenbarger (1992). Bureau of Vital Statistics, Muncie.

    18. [S1869] Deaths, 9 Nov 2011.
      Delaware County Department of Health, certified copy of death record, registered no. 92-925, Zella B. Rosenbarger (1992). Bureau of Vital Statistics, Muncie, Indiana.

    19. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronological order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields, Avon, Indiana.

    20. [S1901] Marriage, 11 Apr 2008.
      Montgomery County, Ohio, photocopy of marriage certificate, Richison-Wilkerson (1929), no book or page number, Dayton. Original was held by Zella (Wilkerson) Richison until her death, but location is now unknown and may have been destroyed.

    21. [S1901] Marriage.
      Montgomery County, Ohio, marriage license application and certificate no. 73068; Richison-Wilkerson, 1929; Montgomery County Marriage License Bureau, Dayton.

    22. [S1901] Marriage, 11 Apr 2008.
      Montgomery County, Ohio, photocopy of marriage license no. 73068, Richison-Wilkerson (1929); Dayton.

    23. [S1901] Marriage, 29 Feb 2012.
      Delaware County, Indiana, photocopy of original, marriage certificate of Delbert A. Smith and Zella B. Richison, 6 May 1964, Madison County, Indiana; license issued by Delaware County, Indiana, bk 94: 468.

    24. [S1901] Marriage, 29 Feb 2012.
      Order Book No. 24 Superior Court of Madison County (Indiana) No. 2, photocopy of certified divorce decree, Delbert A. Smith vs Zella B. Smith, Cause No. 2S66-186.

    25. [S1901] Marriage, 29 Feb 2012.
      Marion County, Indiana, photocopy of original, marriage certificate of Forester Rosenbarger and Zella Beatrice Richison, 23 Nov 1966, Indianapolis.