Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

John Sloane Kittle  



1918 - Aug 21 - The Kuhn-Bohlen Cottage next [to] the academy grounds has been occupied all summer by the families of John Kittle of Indianapolis and C. E. Mickler of Evanston. Mr. Mickler is the general manager of the chain of Woolworth stores






John Sloane Kittle Birth: 11 Nov 1859 Peru Miami Indiana Death: 1903 burial: FEB 10,1903 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Plot: Sec: 42, Lot: 56 son of Newell Wheeler Kittle, Helen Mary Sloane

married afte 14 Jun 1880 Nebraska Rena B Dubree Birth: Jun. 1863 Pennsylvania baptized 1 year old between Apr. & Dec 1964 West York Street Methodist Episcopal Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Death: 1946 Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Plot: Sec: 42, Lot: 56 daughter of Geo W DuBree and Kate --

    1946 - Apr. 10 - Mrs. Rena Kittle Dies at Indianapolis Hospital

    Mrs. Reba DuBree Kittle, 82, Indianapolis, widow of John Slone Kittle, died last Wednesday at St. Francis hospital in that city after a long illness.

    Mrs. Kittle had been a summer resident on the East Side of Lake Maxinkuckke for 28 years and was well known here.

    Survivors are a daughter. Miss Florence Helen Kittle; a son John Sloane Kittle, Indianapolis; thre grandchildren Mrs. R. K. Jackson, New York; Mrs. Biago E. Lapenta, Indianalis and John Sloane Jr. Tuscon, Ariz. and six great-grandchildren.

    Funeral servies were hel Friday, the Rev. Roy Ewing Vale officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.


Their children:

    Florence Helen Kittle Birth: NOV 1881 Nebraska Death: 1974 burial: JAN 3,1974 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Plot: Sec: 42, Lot: 56

    John Sloane Kittle Jr b. 23 Dec. 1883 in Seward, Nebraska


KITTLE JOHN SLOANE 718 N New Jersey St Indianapolis Ind with the Western Cold Storage & Ice Co b Seward Neb Dec 24 1883 Cornell 06 in civil engineering Member Phi Delta Theta captain Freshman football team substitute end and half back on 02 Varsity team pg. 334 - Cornell University, a history 1905 By Waterman Thomas Hewett, Frank R. Holmes, Lewis A. Williams


John Sloane Kittle Jr b. 23 Dec. 1883 in Seward, Nebraska d. 1973/DEC 1974 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana buried Dec 14,1974 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Plot: Sec: 42, Lot: 56 son of John Soane Kittle Sr. & Rena B Dubree;
    JOHN S. KITTLE, president of the City Ice & Coal Company, the Printing Arts Company and the Columbia Investment Company, was born at Seward, Nebraska, December 24, 1883, son of John S. and Rena (Dubue) Kittle.

    When twelve years of age he was brought to Indianapolis by his parents and in this city obtained his early education, graduating from the Manual Training School in 1902. He then attended Cornell University at Ithaca, New York, being a member of the class of 1906.

    Mr. Kittle is a member of the University Club, Indianapolis Athletic Club, Highland Golf and Country Club, Iloosier Athletic Club, Marion Club, and Indianapolis Rotary Club. He is also n member of Mystic Tie Lodge, No. 398, F. & A. M.

    The marriage of Mr. Kittle to Miss Alma Jordan occurred at Indianapolis, October 10, 1906. There are three children. Rosamond, Majorie and John Sloan Kittle. Jr.

    The family residence is at 344-1- North Pennsylvania Street. - pg. 349 - Indianapolis men of affairs, 1923; a volume in which appears a compilation of portraits and biographies of men of achievement of the great Indiana capital , 1923, Paul Donald Brown American Biographical Society




John Sloane was an investor - active with the Columbia Investment Club (of which I think he was a founder). He met my grandmother through his boss at the Western Cold Storage & Ice Company, my great grandfather Arthur Jordan - who endowed the administration building (named after him in granite) at Butler University

m. 10 Oct 1906 Marion county Indiana [Bk. 43 pg. 137/m. lic. Bk. 9 pg. 193] Alma B. Jordan b. 24 Mar. 1888 d. 25 May 1984 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana burial: JUN 2,1984 Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Marion County Indiana Plot: Sec: 42, Lot: 56 dau. of Arthur Goodlin and Rose-Abla J (Burke) Jordan. Her father biograpy is in the Indiana and Indianans (1919) Jacob Piatt Dunn, General William Harrison Kemper pg. 1489-1
    2 Rosamond Kittle b. 20 Sep 1908 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
    3 Marjorie Kittle b. 26 Sep. 1913 d. 13 Jan. 1981;
    4 John Sloane 'Jack' Kittle b. 3 Mar 1916


Second Generation


2 Rosamond Kittle b. 20 Sep 1908 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Death: 15 Mar 1988 m. 1) 15 Jun 1929 - Marion, Indiana Burton Hart Jackson b. abt 1907 Maryland son of Hugh Jackson and Anna [-?-]; 2) John Hamilton; 3) Robert Gordan

Miss Rosamond Kittle accompanied her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sloane Kittle, 3444 North Pennsylvania street, to their summer cottage at Lake Maxinkuckee, Sunday by motor. 7 July 1923 Indianapolis Daily Star

    5. Joan Jackson Birth: abt 1932 - New York m. Frank Newlin


3 Marjorie Kittle b. 26 Sep. 1913 d. 13 Jan. 1981; m. June 1934 Biajio E Lapenta Birth: 21 Oct 1910 Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Death: 10 Apr 1976 - Dade, Florida, div. he remarried Juliana B Mogg son of Vincent A Lapenta and Rose Mangeri;
    6. Susanna Lapenta m. George Lempke
    7. Carolyn Lapenta m. Michael Fox
    8. Vincet John Lapenta m. 1) [-?-]; m 2nd Sue Ann Meier
Marjorie married 2 nd) J. Carlton Smith

4 John Sloane 'Jack' Kittle b.31 Mar 1916 in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana d. 15 Jan 2005 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona

m. 15 Apr. 1939 Montclair, N. J. Elizabeth Richmond Mills b. 1914 Montclair, New Jersey d. Oct 17, 2000, 17 Oct 2000 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona div.; daughter of Doremus Lewis Mills and Marguerite Pratt
    1939 - May 3 - Kittle-Mills Wedding Solemnized April 15
      The marriage of John Sloane Kittle Jr. and Miss Elizabeth Richmond Mills of Rome, N.Y. took place Saturday April 14 in Montclair, N.J. Mr. and Mrs. Jhn Loane Sr. of Indianapolis and Culver, parents of the bridgegroom, Miss FLorence Kittle, and Mrs. O.B. Iles aunts of the groom attended the ceremony

      After May 15 the young couple will make their home in Indianapolise

    9. John Sloane V 'Jay' Kitttle m. Barbara Coffin daughter of Robert E. Coffin and Joan Nelson< br> 10. Emily Mills Kittle m. William Christy Kimball , div.
John Sloane 'Jack' married 2 nd Margaret Charlotte Swinston b. 2 Mar 1913 Wilkinsburg, Allegheny, Pennsylvania d. 7 Mar 2009 in Tucson, Pima, Arizona daugher of George W Swinston and Daisy W LaLime Third Generation

5. Joan Jackson m. Frank Battles Newlin Sr.
    11. Frank Battles Newlin Jr.
Joan m 2 nd) Mercer Biddle Barrows.
    12. Mercer B. Barrows, Jr.
    13. Leslie Burton Barrows.


10. Emily Mills Kittle m. William Christy Kimball of Tuscon, Arizona son of state Senator William Kimball and Maxine Christy) and divorced Emily re-married Charles Edward "Ted" Morrison of Tucson.
    13a AnnEve Kimball married Matthew Figueroa i; their children are Gabriel and Corban
    13b MaryLynn Kimball married Jourdan St. Germaine their children are Ashton Elizabeth and Braden Daren


Fourth Generation

12. Mercer B. Barrows, Jr. married 2 nd Deborah A Ware
    14. Samantha Ware Barrows
    15. Mercer B. Barrows III.


married 1 1st Janet A Stakee , div

A hint from Caroline Vajen Brown Robbins: You probably know that they are the John Kittle furniture people in Indy. The Kittle tombstone is right up there in Crown Hill with James Whitcomb Riley on the hill; CLARIFICATION of the hint is: Emily Mills (Kittle) Morrison states: "ALSO - we are not related to the furniture people in Indianapolis. The John Kittle b 1883 - married to Alma Jordan worked for her father (Whose Who in Indianapolis - Arthur Jordan) at the Western Cold Storage & Ice Co - but later worked more with Columbia Investment and had a partnership in the Chrysler Dealership ... just for some more clarifications "

John Sloane was an investor - active with the Columbia Investment Club (of which I think he was a founder). He met my grandmother through his boss at the Western Cold Storage & Ice Company, my great grandfather Arthur Jordan - who endowed the administration building (named after him in granite) at Butler University






Year: 1860; Census Place: Peru, Miami, Indiana; Roll: M653_281; Page: 23 Name: John S Kettle Age: 6/12 Birth Year: abt 1859 Gender: Male Birth Place: Indiana Home in 1860: Peru, Miami, Indiana Post Office: Peru Family Number: 173 Value of real estate: View image Household Members: Name Age Noel W Kettle 25 Helen Kettle 19 Edward Kettle 2 John S Kettle 6/12 Mry Shireman 14 Cynthia Sloan 57<

Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct E, Seward, Nebraska; Roll: 756; Family History Film: 1254756; Page: 427A; Enumeration District: 136;
Name: Rena Dubree
Age: 16
Birth Year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1880: Precinct E, Seward, Nebraska
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Stepdaughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Kate Bowen
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: At School
Cannot read/write:Blind:Deaf and dumb:Otherwise disabled:Idiotic or insane: View image
Household Members: Name Age
Ed H. Bowen 36
Kate Bowen 39
Rena Dubree 16

Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records
Name: Rena Du Bree
Birth Date: abt 1864
Event Type: Baptism
Father Name: Geo W Du Bree
Mother Name: Kate Du Bree
Denomination: Methodist
Organization Name: West York Street Methodist Episcopal Church

Nebraska, State Census, 1885 / ; Nebraska State Census; Year: 1885
Name: John S. Kittle
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birth Place: Indiana
Race: White
Census Date: 2 Jun 1885
Census Location: City of Seward, Seward, Nebraska
Enumerator: F. G. Simmons
Film Roll: M352_51
Page: 12
Name: John S Kittle
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Birth Year: abt 1859
Birth Place: Indiana
Race: White
Residence: Seward, Seward, Nebraska
Census Year: 1885
Enumeration District: 728
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Florence Kittle 4
John Kittle 1
John S Kittle 26
Rena Kittle 21
Annie Tease 18

Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 387; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0041
Name: John S Kittle Senior[John S Kittle Sr.]
Age: 41
Birth Date: Aug 1858
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Rena Kittle
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Name: Rena Kittle
Age: 36
Birth Date: Jun 1863
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: John S Kittle
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother: number of living children: 2
Mother: How many children: 2
Household Members: Name Age
John S Kittle 41
Rena Kittle 36
John Kittle 16
Fannie Leaman 44

Year: 1900; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 387; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0041
Name Florence Kittle
Age 18
Birth Date Nov 1881
Birthplace Nebraska
Home in 1900 Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Race White
Gender Female
Relation to Head of House Daughter
Marital Status Single
Father's Birthplace Indiana
Mother's Name Ellie F Dissette
Mother's Birthplace Pennsylvania
Ellie F Dissette 48 widowed
Wesley F Dissette 22 son
James C Dissette 17 son
Florence Kittle 18 daughter Sic
Hannah Wilson 87 mother
Martha B Clark 55 Daughter Sic sister
NOTE Unknown why listed as daughter <

Year: 1910; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 7, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T624_368; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0125
Name: Rena Kittle
Age in 1910: 45
Birth Year: abt 1865
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1910: Indianapolis Ward 7, Marion, Indiana
Street: N New Jersey
House Number: 724
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Native Tongue: English
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 26
Number of Children Born: 2
Number of Children Living: 2
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Rena Kittle 45
John S Kittle 25
Florence B Kittle 29

Year: 1930; Census Place: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida; Roll: 328; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0017 Name: Rena B Kittle[Rena D B Kittle]
Birth Year: abt 1864
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: So. Olive St
Ward of City: Precinct 13
House Number in Cities or Towns: 701
Dwelling Number: 61
Family Number: 87
Home Owned or Rented: Rented
Home Value: 60
Radio Set: No
Lives on Farm: No
Age at First Marriage: 16
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Able to Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age Rena B Kittle 66
Florence Kittle 49
Myrta D Struve 49

Year: 1940; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T627_1131; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 96-367A
Name: Rena Kittle
Age: 75
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1865
Gender: Female Race: White
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Park Avenue
House Number: 5147
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 4B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 96
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 4000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Rena Kittle 75
Florence Kittle 59

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Rosamond K Hamilton[Rosamond Hamilton Gordon] [Rosamond Gordon] [Rosamond K Kittle]
SSN: 216126448
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 20 Sep 1908
Birth Place: Indianapolis, Indiana[Indianapolis|]
Father Name: John S Kittle
Mother Name: Alma Jordan
Death Date: 15 Mar 1988
Claim Date: 23 Jun 1973
Type of Claim: Duplicate SSN - change or replacement.
Relationship of Signature: Not signed, SSA prepared.
Notes: 17 May 1976: Name listed as ROSAMOND K HAMILTON; 27 Jan 1977:
Name listed as ROSAMOND HAMILTON GORDON; 28 Mar 1988: Name listed as ROSAMOND H GORDON






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