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

Gideon Westervelt Blain



Gideon Westervelt Blain Birth: 10 Feb 1877 : Plymouth, Marshall County, Indian Death: 29 Jan 1962 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana Burial: Feb 2 1962 Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana s/o John W. Blain and Eva H. Westervelt

...It Must be the Lake Water
Bob Kyle, Nov. 28 1956, Citizen

    Of all the Laker residents, an octegenarion I might add, who gives Lake Water the biggest band is Gideon W. Blain

    By pure councidece, occupies an office next to mine in the Insurance Building in Indianapolis. He is a widely-known attorney and puts me to shame with his athletic prowess.

    He was born at Plymouth where his father was a pharmacist after the Civil War and into the 90's. He was Marshall County bicycle champion many years. He rode running horses on the tracks at Plymouhtm played quarterback of the high school football team in 1893 with Courtland Morris and Arthur O'Keefe, and other scions of old Plymouth families long since dead.

    He recalls "Arnie" Cleveland late father of Chester W. Cleveland, publisher of the Citizen. He tol me Arnie was the fastest basetball player he ever saw. He could play not only center field but left and right as well. Even TyCobb couldn't do that!

    Mr. Blain who owns a summer home on the East Side of Lake Maxinkuckee, was so busy with his vast legal business that it was impossible for hom to come to Culver this year untilt he first week in October. Following his custom of a half-century he toook a dip in the Lake. Do you know of anyone who had the courage to do that

    Every Sunday morning Mr. Blain rides still rides his bicycle down Meridian Stret In Indianapolis, around Monument Circle to hois office. Not many person in their 80's could do that.

    In the first Workd War he and General Gignilliat were lieutenant-colonels, they bunked and went to France together, and came out brigadier generals with the 84th division.



G. W. Blaine,Summer Resident, dies At
    Gideon Westervelt Blaine, 84, 3113 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, and a Lake Maxiukuckee summer resident for many years at 1040 East Shore Drive, died Monday, Jan. 29, in his home. He was an attorney in Indianapolis.

    Born in Plymouth, Mr Blaine had been a resident of Indianapolis for the past 60 years. He graduated from Plymouth High School and the University of Michigan School of Law in 1901 and was affiliated with the Trinity Episcopal Church of Indianapolis.

    Surviving with his wife, Florence Blaine of Indianapolis, are a daughter, Mrs. Gurney Mann of Richmond; two grandchildren. Jon Helms III of Morristown, Tenn., and Littrell Clark of Arlington Ill. Oliver Blaine, a former Plymouth resident now of Jackson, Mich., is a cousin.

    Services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday. Feb. 1, at the Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary in Indianapolis. Burial was made at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 2, in Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth.

    feb 7, 1962 Culver Citizen

married 28 Sep. 1904 Marshall county Indiana Florence Helen Smith Birth: 17 Aug 1880 Perrysville, Indiana Death: 1963 Burial Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana d/o John W. Smith and Ida E. Root

Gideon Westervelt Blain & Florence Helen Smith had:

Eleanor Smith Blain Birth: 14 Dec 1905 Death Date: 12 Jan 1983 Burial Earlham Cemetery Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana

married 4 Jan 1930 marion county Indiana Earl Gurney Mann Birth: 22 Feb 1906 Richmond Indiana Death: 21 Jan 1975 Richmond, Wayne, Indiana Burial Earlham Cemetery Richmond, Wayne County, Indiana son of Earl Horace Mann & Mary B ----
    Earl attend Cornell University this is found in the Cornell Almuni News Vol. XXVII No 33 May 20, 1926:
      pg. 390 - The annual elections to the Senior Societies took place on May 11, Sphinx Head received forty-eight new members and Quill and Dagger thirty-nine. The following were elected. SPHINX HEAD...Earle Gurney Mann, Richmond, Indiana, soccer, C, Phi Kappa Psi...

      HEBS-SA, honorary society of agriculture, has elected the following juniors: ... Earle G. Mann of Richmond, Ind...

Eleanor Smith Blain & Earl Gurney Mann had:
    1 Margot Blain Mann Birth: 1 Mar 1931 Richmond / Spring Groe, Wayne, Indiana Death: 1 Mar 1997 Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana,m. 6 Sep 1957 John Edward Helms III Birth: 26 May 1926 Morristown, Tennessee DEATH 06 JAN 198 Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee Burial: Emma Jarnagin Cemetery Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee, United States of America son of John E Helms & Constance O'Keefee

    Margot Blain Mann & John Edward Helms III had:
      John Edward Helms IV
      Eleanor Douglas Helms


    2 Mary Stuart Mann b. April 27, 1934 Richmond, Wayne county, Indiana d. April 9, 2004; m. Littrell J. Clark


An internet search has brought up this on Gideon W. Blain - He was an 1895 graduated of Plymouth High School and noted as being a lawyer in Indianapolis.

The Search of WPA records brings up: Gideon W. Blain age 28 b. c. 1876 s/o John W. and Eva H. (Westervelt) Blain; Florence H. Smith d/o John W. and Ida E. (Root) Smith - marriage application 28 Sep. 1904 Marshall county Indiana Bk. H-D pg. 35.

Univesity of Michigan Michiganensian Yearbook Yearbook 1901 - pg. 79 GIDEON W. BLAIN, Plymouth, Ind. Age 24. Location, Indianapolis, Ind.

Year: 1880; Census Place: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 297; Page: 155A; Enumeration District: 106 Name: Gideon W. Blain
Age: 3
Birth Date: Abt 1877
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1880: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana, USA
Street: Michigan Street
Dwelling Number: 2
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital status: Single
Father's name: John Blain
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Eva H. Blain
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Blain 43
Eva H. Blain 37
Clement F. Blain 12
Gideon W. Blain 3

1900; Census Place: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0074; FHL microfilm: 1240391 Name: Gideon W Blain
Age: 25
Birth Date: Feb 1877
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1900: Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana
Ward of City: 35025
Street: Michigan Street
Sheet Number: 6
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation: 135
Family Number: 137
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital status: Single
Father's name: John Blain
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's name: Harriat E Blain
Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
Occupation: Student
Attended School: 4
Can Read: Yes
Can Write: Yes
Can Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
John Blain 52
Harriat E Blain 57
Clement F Blain 32
Gideon W Blain 25

Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 Name: Florence Helen Smith
Gender: Female
Race: White
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Place: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Marriage Licence Date: 28 Sep 1904
Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
Residence Place: Plymouth, Indiana
Spouse: Gideon Westervelt Blain
Page: 35
FHL Film Number: 001651776

Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001 Name: Florence Helen Smith
Gender: Female
Race: White
Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Place: Crawfordsville, Indiana
Marriage Licence Date: 28 Sep 1904
Marriage Licence Place: Indiana, United States
Residence Place: Plymouth, Indiana
Spouse: Gideon Westervelt Blain
Page: 35
FHL Film Number: 001651776

1910; Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T624_367; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 79 Name: Gideon H Blain [Gideon W Blain]
Age in 1910: 33
Birth Year: abt 1877
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1910: Indianapolis Ward 4, Marion, Indiana
Street: North Delaware
House Number: 3064
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Florence H Blain
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: Lawyer
Industry: General Practice
Employer, Employee or Other: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 5
Neighbors: View others on page Household Members:
Name Age
Gideon H Blain 33
Florence H Blain 29
Eleanor Blain 4
Evangelene Croft 19

The Indianapolis blue book of selected names of Indianapolis and suburban towns 1911 New York City Dau Pub. Co. pg. Mr. and Mrs. Gideon Blain (Smith)Blain, 3139 North Pennsylvania street

...Blain...Gideon W. l 01... pg. 977 General Catalogue of officers and students, 1837-1911 (1912)By University of Michigan Blain Gideon W Indianapolis pg. 292 Annual Meeting of the State Bar Association of Indiana (1913) By State Bar Association of Indiana. Meeting, State Bar Association of Indiana

1920;Census Place: Indianapolis Ward 3, Marion, Indiana; Roll: T625_451; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 68; Name: Gedeon Blain [Gideon Blain] [Gedeon Bleam]
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1878
Birthplace: Indiana
Home in 1920: Indianapolis Ward 3, Marion, Indiana
Street: Pennsylvania
House Number: 1915
Residence Date: 1920
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital status: Married
Spouse's name: Florence Blain
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Lawyer
Employment Field: Own Account
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Free
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:Name Age
Gedeon Blain 42
Florence Blain 39
Elenor Blain 14
Louella Malott 18
Jane Alorm 11

MARSHAL FOCH DAY NOVEMBER 4, 1921 "Le jour de gloire est arrive" OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE Celebration Given in Honor of Marshal Ferdinand L. Foch Indianapolis, November 4, 1921 pg. 27 Published by the INDIANA HISTORICAL COMMISSION Indianapolis 1922; The following named committees were also appointed to assist in the Foch Day program: ...Band -...Gideon W. Blain;...
Stockholders of Marshall County Banking Companies 1921-1924
    Blain Gideon Indianapolis The First National Bank Plymouth
    Blain Gideon W. Indianapolis Plymouth State Bank Plymouth


National Guard Register, 1925
Given Name: Gideon W
Surname: Blain
State / District: Indiana
Rank: Lt Col
Page #: 247
Regiment: 38 Div
Company: J A Sec
Birthplace: Ind
Birth Date: 10 Feb 1877

1930; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: 608; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 40; Name: Gideon W Blaine
[Gedeon W Blaine]
Birth Year: abt 1877
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1930: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Map of Home: View Map
Street address: North Pennsylvania Street.
Ward of City: Third
Block: 53
House Number: 1915
Dwelling Number: 85
Family Number: 188
Home Owned or Rented: Owned
Home Value: 12000
Radio Set: Yes
Lives on Farm: No
Age at first Marriage: 27
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: New York
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Lawyer
Industry: Corporation
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Employment: Yes
Veteran: Yes
War: WW
Household Members:
Name Age
Gideon W Blaine 53
Florence S Blaine 49
Anna Henshaw 18

Year: 1940; Census Place: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01124; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 96-115 Name: Giddeon W Blaine
Age: 63
Estimated birth year: abt 1877
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Pennsylvania Street
House Number: 1915
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 14B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 579
Occupation: Lawyer
House Owned or Rented: Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 8000
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: College, 4th year
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: Yes
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Household Members:
Name Age
Giddeon W Blaine 63
Florence Blaine 59

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name Gideon Westerdelt Balin {Wstervelt Blain}
Gender Male
Race White
Age 84
Marital Status Married
Birth Date 10 Feb 1877
Birth Place Plymouth Indiana
Death Date 29 Jan 1962
Death Place Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA
Father John Balin {Blain}
Mother Eva Balin {Blain}
Spouse Florence Bali {Blain}
Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 Name: Florence Smith Blain [Florence Helen Smith]
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1880
Birth Place: Perrysville, Indiana
Father: John Smith
Mother: Ida Root
SSN: 304289252
Notes: Feb 1945: Name listed as FLORENCE SMITH BLAIN

U.S., Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940 
Name:	Earl Gurney Mann
Birth Date:	22 Feb 1906
State:	Indiana
Monthly Meeting:	White Water Monthly Meeting

Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925-2012 
Name:	Eleanor Blain
Gender:	Female
Marriage Date:	4 Jan 1930
Marriage Place:	Marion, Indiana, USA
Spouse:	Carl Mann
Does the Eleanor Blain in this record match the pers

Year: 1930; Census Place: Richmond, Wayne, Indiana; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0045; FHL microfilm: 2340373
Name:	Earl G Mann
Birth Year:	abt 1906
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Birthplace:	Indiana
Marital status:	Married
Relation to Head of House:	Head
Home in 1930:	Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, USA
Map of Home:	View Map
Street address:	north Easthaven Avenue
Ward of City:	7
House Number:	302
Dwelling Number:	111
Family Number:	115
Home Owned or Rented:	Rented
Home Value:	50
Radio Set:	No
Lives on Farm:	No
Age at first Marriage:	24
Attended School:	No
Able to Read and Write:	Yes
Father's Birthplace:	Indiana
Mother's Birthplace:	Indiana
Able to Speak English:	Yes
Occupation:	Ass't Superintendent
Industry:	Greenhouse
Class of Worker:	Wage or salary worker
Employment:	Yes
Household Members:	
Name	Age
Earl G Mann	24
Eleanor Mann	24

U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 
Name:	E Gurney Mann
Gender:	Male
Residence Year:	1960
Street address:	809 S Henley rd
Residence Place:	Richmond, Indiana, USA
Occupation:	Vice President
Spouse:	Eleanor B Mann
Publication Title:	Richmond, Indiana, City Directory, 1960

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011 
Name:	Earl Gurney
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Age:	68
Marital status:	Married
Birth Date:	22 Feb 1906
Birth Place:	Richmond Indiana
Death Date:	21 Jan 1975
Death Place:	Richmond, Wayne, Indiana, USA
Father:	Earl Horace Mann
Mother:	Mary B Mann
Spouse:	Eleanor Gurney

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 
Name:	Gurney Mann
SSN:	308-10-1474
Last Residence:	
33444 Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Born:	22 Feb 1906
Died:	Jan 1975
State (Year) SSN issued:	Indiana (Before 1951) 

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 
Name:	Eleanor Mann
SSN:	306-24-6102
Last Residence:	
33444 Delray Beach, Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Born:	14 Dec 1905
Died:	Jan 1983
State (Year) SSN issued:	Ind

Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 
Name:	Eleanor Blain Mann
Race:	White
Age at Death:	77
Birth Date:	14 Dec 1905
Death Date:	12 Jan 1983
Death Place:	Palm Beach, Florida, United States
Does the Eleanor Blain Mann in this record match the 

 
Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907-1940 
Name:	Margot Blain Mann
Gender:	Female
Birth Date:	1 Mar 1931
Birth Place:	Spring Groe, Wayne, Indiana, USA
Registration Year:	1931
Father:	Earl Gurney Mann
Mother:	Eleanor Smith Blain
Certificate Number:	13951
Roll Number:	006
Agency:	Indiana State Dept. of Health
Volume Range:	26 - 30 

Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001
Name:	Margot Blain Mann
Gender:	Female
Race:	White
Age:	26
Event Type:	Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date:	1 Mar 1931
Birth Place:	Richmond, Indiana
Marriage Licence Date:	6 Sep 1957
Marriage Licence Place:	Indiana, United States
Residence Place:	Richmond, Indiana
Father:	E Guney Mann
Mother:	Eleanor I Blain
Spouse:	John E Helms
Page:	52
FHL Film Number:	002419990
Name:	John E Helms
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Age:	31
Event Type:	Marriage Registration (Marriage)
Birth Date:	26 May 1926
Birth Place:	Morristown, Tennessee
Marriage Licence Date:	6 Sep 1957
Marriage Licence Place:	Indiana, United States
Residence Place:	Morristown, Tennessee
Father:	John E Helms
Mother:	Constance O'Keefee
Spouse:	Margot Blain Mann

Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 
Name:	John Edward Helms
[John E Helms III] 
Gender:	Male
Race:	White
Birth Date:	26 May 1926
Birth Place:	Morristown H, Tennessee
[Morristown, Tennessee] 
Death Date:	6 Jan 1989
Father:	John E Helms
Mother:	Constance L Okeefe
SSN:	410427381
Notes:	Sep 1945: Name listed as JOHN EDWARD HELMS; 03 Apr 1986: Name listed as JOHN E HELMS I


Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 
Name:	Margot M. Helms
SSN:	055-30-9219
Last Residence:	
37814 Morristown, Hamblen, Tennessee, USA
Born:	1 Mar 1931
Died:	1 Mar 1997
State (Year) SSN issued:	






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