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Oscar R. Booker  



O. R. [Oscar Ray] Booker was born 12 Jun 1920 probably , Marshall, Indiana died 9 May 1990 - Plymouth, Marshall, Indiana the son of Melvin George Booker and Ella M Earl

married Lois A Moon Birth: Jan. 31, 1922 Logansport Cass County Indiana Death: Dec. 5, 1953 Culver Marshall County Indiana buried Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Daughter of: John Moon & Grace Moon Wiggins

    Mrs Lois A Booker Succumbs at Culver

    CULVER - Funeral services for Mrs Lois Alens Booker 31 who died at her home on Lake Shore Drive in Culver Saturday morning will be held at 2 Tuesday at the Culver Grace Evangelical and Reformed church Dr Meredith of that church will and burial will be in New Oak Hill cemetery at Plymouth The wife of Oscar Booker she had been ill for about a year. A resident of CUlver for the past sevn years, she was a member of the Grace Evangelical and Reformed Church there. She was born in Logansport Jan. 31, 1922 but spent most of her life iat Plymouth

    Surviving with the husband Oscar are two sons David and Steven at home ;her mother Mrs Grace Wiggins Logansport; her father John Moon Louisville a brother Roland Moon Fort Wayne and the following; grandparents Mr and Mrs William Moon Fulton and Mrs Mary Harrington Logansport.

    Friends may call at the Easterday funeral home, Culver untill 1:30 p.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the church. - - Logansport Pharos-Tribune Dec 7, 1953
They had:
    Patricia (Patty) Booker b. 1940 Marshall county Indiana; died 20 Jul 1953 Culver Marshall County Indiana buried Oak Hill Cemetery Plymouth Marshall County Indiana

    David Booker

    Steven Booker

Lake Shore Plumbing & Heating Co and Booker Plumbers is listed at this address as well .

he possibly married March 18, 1954 at his home by Rev. Meredith Sprunger Irma (Erma) Jacobs filed for divorce in 1961. Irma (Erma) had a son Darry Cook and married Linda [-?-] he died in his 20's

The drivers of Union Township school buses are: Oscar Booker.. Aug. 1961

he possibly married 10 Mar 1962 Marshall County Indiana Loretta M Sudis b 23 Dec 1928 Marshall county Indiana Jun 1981 Loretta m 1st 1 Sep 1951 Bartholomew, Indiana William Hardin West daughter of Theodore Sudis and Sylvia A. Berkett

Oscar Booker, formerly a resident of Culver now living in Libertyville, Ill Mar 1969, the tour bus driver

he possibly married Marolyn Short/Cline Mar 22 1982 Hillsborough county , Florida they divorced 3 Dec 1982 Hillsborough county, Florida ; she married Marriage: Nov 27 1976 Hillsborough county , Florida James Perrow Shinpaugh they divorced 1 Apr 1977 - Hillsborough, Florida

he possibly married 29 Apr 1984 Marion county Indiana V. V. Weist

He married 25 Oct 1987 Fulton county Indiana Virginia (Martin) Baker Birth 2 May 1919 in Culver, Marshall Co., Indiana Death 19 Oct 2012 in Plymouth, Marshall Co., Indiana married 1st 24 may 1936 Richard Edward Baker daughter of Ambrose Martin and Calllie Hawk [Callie had remarried John Ellam and Errol Cutler all her husbands prededed her in death.]
    May 2, 1919 - Oct. 19, 2012 PLYMOUTH - Virginia Ruth Baker, age 93, of 1526 Kenwood Ave., Plymouth, Indiana, passed away at 7:00 a.m. on Friday, October 19, 2012, at her home with her loved ones by her side. Virginia was born on May 2, 1919, in Culver, Indiana, to Ambrose L. and Callie C. (Hawk) Martin.

    Her parents divorced in 1928 and Virginia never saw nor heard where her father was for the next 30 years.

    During her school years, she lived with her grandparents, John and Byrdie Hawk, on a farm outside of Culver.

    She married Richard E. Baker in May 1936; together they raised their three children, Deanna (Richard) Langfeldt, Arlene (Chris) Batalis and Richard Baker.

    The Bakers moved to Plymouth in 1955. Richard and Virginia celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on the island of Kauai before Richard passed away in October 1986.

    After her husband passed away, Virginia spent her winter months in Zolfo Springs, Florida, until 2002. Virginia worked as an inspector for Wagner Industries, later known as United Technologies, and served as a president/financial secretary to the local IBEW union for the next 25 years. She was also a charter member of the Auxiliary of VFW in Culver with 50 years of continuous membership and was awarded a lifetime membership. Virginia belonged to the Culver Rebeccah Lodge and was a member of the Order of Eastern Star/Ivy Chapter 69. She was known for her hobbies, ceramics and quilted pillows, which she displayed in the horse barn of the Blueberry Festival until 1988. For the past nine years, she had sold her quilted tops at the Topeka Quilt Show. She also loved to garden and work with flowers. Virginia loved to travel. She had been to Stockton on the Tees, England, Scotland, Wales, Canada, and 40 of the 50 United States. For the past ten years, she spent three weeks in Kauai, Hawaii.

    Virginia is survived by her three children: two daughters, Deanna (Richard, deceased) Langfeldt of Garrett, Indiana, and Arlene (Chris) Batalis of South Bend, Indiana; and son, Richard Baker of Indianapolis, Indiana. Also surviving are nine grandchildren, Greg Langfeldt of Dallas, Texas, Connie (Sean) Derry of Culver, Indiana, Jon (Lori) Langfeldt of Garrett, Indiana, Tim Batalis of South Bend, Indiana, Philip (Cindy) Batalis of Granger, Indiana, Melanie Batalis of Indianapolis, Indiana, Heather Baker of Plymouth, Indiana, and Stefanie Baker of Bourbon, Indiana; fourteen great-grandchildren, Drew, Conlan and Shannon Derry of Culver Indiana, Nicholas Batalis of South Bend, Indiana, Stephanie and Jason Batalis of Granger, Indiana, Jena and Elizabeth Baker, Autumn Wilcox and Andrew Knowlton of Plymouth, Indiana, Skyler and Dejena Thews, and Parker and Eliza Posie of Bourbon, Indiana; sisters, Shirley (Jerry, deceased) Clark of Springfield, Illinois, Karen (Eugene) Deeds and Susan (Virgil) Hudkins, both of Rochester; and four brothers, Ronald (Dorothy) Martin of McAllen, Texas, Donald Martin of Florida, John Fisher of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jim (Mary Fisher of Rochester, Indiana.

    Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard; four brothers, Robert, Ralph, Charles and LeRoy Martin; and her granddaughter, April Baker.

    Memorials may be made to Ounce of Prevention, 1001 E. Jefferson Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563.

    Visitation is October 23, 2012, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Van Gilder Funeral Home, 300 West Madison Street, Plymouth, Indiana 46563. Funeral service is Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m. in Van Gilder Funeral Home, with the Rev. Paul Nye officiating. Burial at New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.

    Memories may be shared at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com . Published in South Bend Tribune on October 21, 2012


While residing in Culver Oscar was an active member of the Culver-Union Township Fire Department.

1930; Census Place: Center, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: 617; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 6
; Name: Oscar Booker
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1921
Birthplace: Indiana
Race: White
Home in 1930: Center, Marshall, Indiana
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Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Father's Name: Melvin Booker
Father's Birthplace: Indiana
Mother's name: Ella Booker
Mother's Birthplace: Indiana

Year: 1940; Census Place: Union, Marshall, Indiana; Roll: T627_1077; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 50-18
Name: Oscar Booker
Age: 19
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1921 Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Indiana
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Son
Home in 1940: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Inferred Residence in 1935: Union, Marshall, Indiana
Residence in 1935: Same House
Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
Sheet Number: 7B
Occupation: Laborer
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 48
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 52
Income: 640
Income Other Sources: No






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