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

Milton Roth Cline  

Milton Roth Cline, second son of Milon Reno Cline and Elizabeth Eldora Flagg Cline, was born on November 10, 1901 in the Village of Maxinkuckee. He attended school there until his family moved to Culver where he graduated from high school. He worked for his father as a young man and in 1925 began a career with the Culver Post Office. He was the first village mail carrier. His first route was in the south part of town and very few people had mail boxes but in less than a week most homes had provided tem.

After carrying mail for seven years he was promoted to subsitute clerk, then to clerk of highest grade and longevity. Cline served as Culver 's secretary of the local boad of Civil service examiner for nearly 20 years. He conducted examinations for local postions and other offices such as entrance to the United States Mimlitary and Naval Academies.

Roth, his parents called both their sons by their middle names, married Mary Catherine Tracy in April, 1930. She was a beauty operator before their children were born. Mary was born in Argos . Their son son, Stanley Milton was born June 22, 1935;. He graduated from Culver High in 1953 and attneded Phillips University School of Music and later was auditioned for the U.S. Air FOrce Band where he served in Washington D. C. He died on January 2, 1960 after being struck by a druken driver.

Sandra Kay graduated from Culver High School in 1954. She went to Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and graduated in 1957. She later went to Kingston, Jamaica and returned to the states after her brother was killed. Sandra worked at Memorial Hospital in SOuth Bend and was married to Harvey Lee Phillips in June, 1961. They had two children: Rebecca Sue and David Lee.

Roth's ability for writing took over after he retired. He attended classes at Ancilla College and also many work shops. Many of his articles were published in the South Bend Michianna Magazine, Guideposts, and Saturday Evening Post.

When the school lunch program opened at Culver High School, Mary became manager and worked for nine years. Later she became the food supervisor at Culver Military Academy where she worked for 12 years.

Roth and Mary were both active in the Methodist Church. Each served on the Board of Trustees, Sunday school classes and Mary sang in the choir for 25 years.

Roth died on April 11, 1977 of congestive heart failure. - Mary Cline. -Marshall county History, 1986