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

Daniel M . Easterday  



10) Daniel M . EASTERDAY was born in Ohio, November 26, 1835, and died in Culver, January 12, 1899 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana . His wife, who before her marriage was JULIA ANN MYERS, was born in Germany in 1830. At the age of nine, she came to America. She passed away, December 23, 1883, on the homestead farm, now owned by John Kline, and was buried on Christmas Day Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana . The l and he settled on had been previously occupied; it was the MC MILLEN place. The MC MILLEN family lived there when he came. It is also said to have been the Jacob Cromley farm.

He found a log house already located on the place, but it had rotted down and was hardly fit to live in. And since the MC MILLEN cabin was in such a state of decay, Daniel EASTERDAY decided that the best and only thing he should do was to build a log house of his own, immediately. Wasting no time, he set to work and soon had a snug and substantial home in readiness to shelter his family. That log house stood for a number of years, and was in use until such a time as the head of the family was in position to put up a more modern and commodious form of dwelling.

He married 2nd 1883 Angeline Zechiel Birth: 1839 Death: Mar., 1919 Angeline Zechiel Cromley was born in 1839 and died in March of 1919. Burial: Cromley Cemetery Marshall County Indiana daughter of Katherine Haag & Johann Frederich Zechiel Her first husband was Henry Cromley birth: Jan. 15, 1837 Death: Sep. 29, 1883 Burial: Cromley Cemetery Marshall County Indiana

1870 census: Daniel 1870 census

1880 census: Daniel 1880 census

Children of Daniel M. and Julia Ann were all born in Ohio.

    i. Laura Anna Easterday 1860 the oldest, deceased

    married 13 Jun 1878 Edward A LaBounty Birth Mar 1853 in New York Death 5 Jun 1906 in Fulton County, Indiana son of Abraham LaBounty & Sarah Celeste Raymond
      married 2nd Amanda Cromley Birth Sep 1868 in Indiana Death 1937 daughter of Henry CROMLEY & Angeline ZECHIEL They had:
        Lester B Labounty Birth Jul 1887 in Indiana Death 09 May 1965
        Clara LaBounty Birth Jul 1890 in Fulton, Indiana married Christfer C Mcgrew
        Wandah LeBounty Birth 19 Jan 1897 in Indiana Death 5 Sep 1978 in Culver, Marshall, Indiana married Russell Leroy Easterday
    Children of Laura A. Easterday Edward A LaBounty
      Herbert A LaBounty Birth: 1879 Death: 1965 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana married Nellie E. [-?-] (1884 - 1941) Birth: 1884 Death: 1941 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana


    ii. John J Easterday Birth: 1860 Death: Jan. 20, 1887 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana at age of 26y-1m-26d

    iii. Wlliam S. (Samuel), the youngest, is the well-known undertaker, now of Culver Birth: 1863 Crawford County Ohio Death: 1946 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana; married Suzanna [-?-] Birth: 1860 Death: 1933
    Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana

iii. Wlliam S. (Samuel), the youngest, is the well-known undertaker, now of Culver Birth: 1863 Crawford County Ohio Death: 2 Oct 1946 - Culver, Marshall, Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana; married Suzanna [-?-] Birth: 1860 Death: 1933
Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana

married Susanna E Romig Birth Oct 1860 in Indiana daughter of Aaron Romig and Barbara REARICK

Children of William S. Easterday and Susanna E Romig
    i . Alvin D Easterday Birth: 1885 death: 1924 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana; married to Susie E. Zimmerman on September 28, 1905 in Cass County.

    ii. Chancy L Easterday Birth: Jul. 5, 1897 Death: Aug. 21, 1897 son of W.S. & S.E., d. Aug 21, 1897, ae 1m-16d Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana;

    William Rea Easterday m. Hildreth Garriott
    iii. Clista Easterday Birth: Jul. 19, 1886 death: Apr., 1983 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana; m. Clark Irvin Ferrier Birth: Jan. 26, 1886 Indiana, Death: 1956 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana; son of James O Ferrier & Rosetta I Gwinn Ferrier

    Children of Clista Easterday and ClarkIrvin Ferrier
      i. Oliver W Ferrier Birth: 1906 death: 1925 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana

      ii. Charles Ferrier Birth: Dec. 26, 1911 Culver Marshall Indiana Death: Mar., 1987 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana m. Marjorie Hawkins Birth: Jul. 25, 1913 Culver Marshall, Indiana, Death: Aug. 19, 2009 Plymouth Marshall County Indiana Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana;
        Marjorie E. Ferrier, age 96, of 635 Oakhill Avenue, Plymouth, Indiana, passed away at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, August 19, 2009, at Miller's Merry Manor, in Plymouth.

        Marjorie was born on July 25, 1913 in Culver, Indiana, to Elza and Helga (Joehansen) Hawkins. Marjorie and Charles Ferrier were married on March 15, 1936. Marjorie had been employed by the Culver Citizen. She retired from McGill's, in Culver, as a secretary in 1981.

        Marjorie is survived by her daughter, Tina and James Hopple of Plymouth, her grandsons, Chad and Marcella Hopple of Plymouth and their children Emily and Calvin Hopple, Craig and Hillary Hopple of Plymouth and their children, Hanna, Hayden and Halle Hopple, and her granddaughter, Yvonne and Chad Watkins of Plymouth and their daughter Regan Watkins.

        Services, for Marjorie, will be held on Friday, August 21, 2009, at 1:00 p.m., at the VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME, with the Rev. Denise Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Culver Masonic Cemetery.

        A time of visiting with Marjorie's family, will be on Friday, August 21, 2009, from NOON until time of service at 1:00 p.m., at the VAN GILDER FUNERAL HOME, 300 West Madison Street, Plymouth, Indiana, 46563.

        The family requests that memorial contributions be given to the Donor's Choice.

        Friends and family are invited to sign the guest book and share memories of Marjorie with her family at www.vangilderfuneralhome.com
    iv. Bess Belle EASTERDAY, Culver Birth: Nov. 3, 1892 Death: Jan., 1979 Burial: Culver Masonic Cemetery Culver Marshall, Indiana

    v. Daisy V Easterday Birth 12 Jun 1896 in Culver, Indiana Death 18 Jan 1990 in Madison, Lake, South Dakota married Vayne Arnold Lowry Birth 23 Sep 1896 in Hibbard, Indiana Death 08 Jan 1980 in Madison, South Dakota son of John Edwin Lowry and Uretha B Voreis . Resided Madison, S.D.
      Vayne Arnold Lowry
      Eastern State Normal School President (1933-62)

      Vayne A. Lowry was born at Hibbard, Indiana on September 23, 1896. He was the son of John and Uretha Lowry. He attended a rural elementary school and graduated from high school at Culver, Indiana. He attended Purdue University prior to serving in the U.S Army in World War I, returning to Purdue University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1919.

      Post-graduate work was done at University of Iowa and he was awarded honorary doctorates by both Dakota State College and Dakota Wesleyan University.

      He married Daisy V. Easterday on November 9, 1919. They raised four children, John, Robert (whom was killed in action in France during WWII), Nancy and Susanna.

      Dr. Lowry served as an instructor at Des Moines, Iowa, in West High School in 1920; instructor and coach at Central High School from 1920-22; instructor and coach at Eastern State Normal School, Madison, SD from 1922-25; and Dean of Men at Eastern from 1925-32.

      In 1933 he became the ninth president of Eastern State Normal School and held that position until his retirement in 1962. He then was in charge of the Smith-Zimmermann State Historical Museum from 1962-72. He actively supported the college and wrote a history of the school Forty Years at General Beadle 1922-1962.

      Lowry was always very active in the state and community. Memberships and awards included: Board of Trustees of the Madison Community Hospital, State WWI History Board, President SD Academy of Science, Director of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, President of the Sioux Council, American Legion, Rotary Club, Eminent Citizens Award, Distinguished Service Award and a member of the Masonic Lodge.



      Vayne Arnold Lowry died at his home on January 8, 1980 at the age of 83.
      In 1959 Lowry Hall, a 70 men dormitory, was built and named after President Vayne A. Lowry.

      Source: Lowry, V. A. Forty Years at General Beadle (1922-1962). Madison, SD: Dakota State University, 1984. pg author's page Olson, Bonnie. Historical Calendar of Dakota State University (1881-2007). Madison, SD: Dakota State University.

    Their children:
      John Lowry
      Robert Lowry whom was killed in action in France during WWII
      Nancy Lowry
      Susanna Lowry
    vi. Chester Henry EASTERDAY Birth: Sep. 16, 1887 Death: Nov., 1972 Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport Cass, Indiana; married Lena Klein Birth: Jan. 1, 1885 Death: Apr. 23, 1960 daughter of Henry C Klein & Marie M Michler Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport Cass, Indiana







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