Russell Earl Gear1,2,3,4

M, b. October 23, 1910, d. June 18, 1933
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,3,4 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,3,4 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     Russell Earl Gear was buried at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, LaFontaine, Wabash Co., Indiana.4 He was born on October 23, 1910 at Indiana.5 He married Norma Poe on August 16, 1929 at Grant Co., Indiana.5 Russell Earl Gear died on June 18, 1933 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 22.4 He Russell Earl Gear, 23, died early today at his home 1304 South Maple street. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nazarene church and will be in charge of Rev. Fred Wright. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. He is survived by his widow, Norma; two-months-old daughter; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gear; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Brookshire and Mary Alice, Lucille and Mildred at home and four brothers, William, Kenneth, Leonard and Howard Gear. on June 18, 1933.4

Census Records

1920Dwelling 123, District 157, Union Township, Howard Co., Indiana1
1930Dwelling 308, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana2

Occupation

1930Truck factory laborer2

Family

Norma Poe
Marriage*Russell Earl Gear married Norma Poe on August 16, 1929 at Grant Co., Indiana.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  4. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  5. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371

Irene Mae Gear1,2,3,4,5

F, b. December 14, 1913, d. October 19, 1999
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3,5 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,2,3,5 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     Her Social Security Number was 309-05-2741.6 Irene Mae Gear was buried at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.4,5 She was born on December 14, 1913 at Grant Co., Indiana.4,5,6 As of August 7, 1930,her married name was Brookshire.4 She married Earl Manlove Brookshire on August 7, 1930.4,5,7,8 Irene Mae Gear died on October 19, 1999 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 85.5,6 She Irene Mae Brookshire, 85, 505 N. Bradner Ave., died at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday in Bradner Village Health Care Center. She was born in Grant County to the late William and Minnie (Bragg) Gear. She owned Brookshire cleaners, Converse, until 1973. She was a member of Converse United Methodist Church, Xenia Home Economics Club, Pythian Sisters, Rebekahs, Dorcas Circle, and United Methodist Women. She was past president of the Converse Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include a daughter, Gladys Smith, Urbana, Ill; two brothers, William and Leonard Gear, both of Marion; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; a daughter, Marguerite Chaplin; four sisters; and three brothers. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Larrison-Martin Duncan Funeral Home, 308 E. Marion St., Converse, with the Rev. Steven McPeek officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. on October 21, 1999.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 123, District 157, Union Township, Howard Co., Indiana1
1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana2

Family

Earl Manlove Brookshire b. February 19, 1909, d. January 20, 1984
Marriage*Irene Mae Gear married Earl Manlove Brookshire on August 7, 1930.4,5,7,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  4. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Irene Mae Brookshire obituary in the Oct 21, 1999 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S1171] Kokomo Tribune, From the Earl M. Brookshire obituary in the Jan 22, 1984 edition.
  8. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mildred E. McKinney obituary in the Dec 6, 1970 edition.
  9. [S1171] Kokomo Tribune, From the Marguerite A. Chapin obituary in the Jan 2, 1986 edition.

Mary Alice Gear1,2,3,4,5

F, b. August 20, 1917, d. August 1, 1994
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3,4 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,2,3,4 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     Her Social Security Number was 314-10-8854.6 Mary Alice Gear was buried at Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie, Delaware Co., Indiana.5 Her married name was Harris.7 She married Orville Harris.7,8 Mary Alice Gear was born on August 20, 1917 at Sims, Grant Co., Indiana.7,6,5 She died on August 1, 1994 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 76.6,5 She Mary Alice Harris, 76, 2023 W. Euclid Ave., Marion, died at 6:37 p.m. Monday in Marion General Hospital. Mrs. Harris was born in Sims. She lived in Muncie for seven years before moving to Parker City in 1956. She lived there 30 years before moving to Marion in 1986. She was a homemaker and had been working from her home as a seamstress. She was formerly active in friends Church Ladies Auxiliary, and was a former Cub Scout den mother in Parker City. She also formerly attended the Parker City Friends Church. Survivors include her son, Earl L., Marion; two brothers, William Gear, Jr., Marion and Leonard Gear, Gas City; and a sister, Irene Brookshire, Converse. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Needham-Storer Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with the Rev. Marion Creech officiating. Burial will be in the Tomlinson Cemetery, Muncie, with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. on August 3, 1994.5

Census Records

1920Dwelling 123, District 157, Union Township, Howard Co., Indiana1
1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana2

Family

Orville Harris
Marriage*Mary Alice Gear married Orville Harris.7,8 
Child
  • Earl L. Harris5

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  4. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mary Alice Harris obituary in the Aug 3, 1994 edition.
  6. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  7. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  8. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mildred E. McKinney obituary in the Dec 6, 1970 edition.

Lucille Evelyn Gear1,2,3

F, b. September 13, 1919, d. November 11, 1991
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,4,2,5,6 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,4,2,5 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     Lucille Evelyn Gear was buried at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.3,7 Her Social Security Number was 311-14-7950.8 She was born on September 13, 1919 at Howard Co., Indiana.1,8 As of February 27, 1937,her married name was Hiatt.3 She married Dale Claude Hiatt on February 27, 1937 at Grant Co., Indiana.3 As of January 29, 1948,her married name was Stephens.3 Lucille Evelyn Gear married James May Stephens on January 29, 1948.3,9 Lucille Evelyn Gear died on November 11, 1991 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 72.8,3,7 She Lucille Evelyn Stephens, 72, Bradner Village Health Care Center, Marion, died at 12:15 a.m. Monday in the center. Mrs. Stephens was born in Madison County and lived in Marion for 72 years. She retired as a production worker for Marion Screw Products after working there for 15 years. Survivors include two sisters, Irene Brookshire, Converse, and Mary Alice Harris, Marion; two brothers, William gear, Marion, and Leonard Gear, Gas City; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Needham-Storey Funeral Service, Needhan Chapel, 814 S. Adams St., Marion with the Rev. David Schwarz officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park cemetery, Marion. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. on November 12, 1991.7

Census Records

1920Dwelling 123, District 157, Union Township, Howard Co., Indiana1
1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana4

Family 1

Dale Claude Hiatt b. March 4, 1916, d. June 7, 1978
Marriage*Lucille Evelyn Gear married Dale Claude Hiatt on February 27, 1937 at Grant Co., Indiana.3 
Child

Family 2

James May Stephens b. May 7, 1912, d. October 27, 1989
Marriage*Lucille Evelyn Gear married James May Stephens on January 29, 1948.3,9 

Citations

  1. [S119] National Archives and Records Administration, 1920 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  3. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  4. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  6. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William L. Gear obituary in the Nov 18, 1957 edition.
  7. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Lucille Evelyn Stephens obituary in the Nov 12, 1991 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mildred E. McKinney obituary in the Dec 6, 1970 edition.

William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr.1,2

M, b. May 29, 1921, d. September 19, 2005
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3,4,5,6 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,3,2,4,5,7 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 316-09-8951.8 William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. was buried at Gardens of Memory, 11201 South Marion Road 35, Huntington, Huntington Co., Indiana.2 He was born on May 29, 1921 at Converse, Grant Co., Indiana.1,2,8 He married Mary Ellen Kelly on June 27, 1942.2 William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. married Sylvia L. Smith on September 17, 1984.2 William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. died on September 19, 2005 at LaFontaine, Wabash Co., Indiana, at age 84.2,8 He William "Bill" R. Gear Jr., 84, 4656 S. Selby St., died at 8:10 a.m. Monday in Rolling Meadows Health Care Center, LaFontaine. He was born in Converse to the late William & Minnie (Bragg) Gear, Sr. He married Mary Ellen Kelly on June 27, 1942. She died Dec. 27, 1981. He then married Sylvia L. (Smith) Lyons on Sept. 17, 1984. She survives. He retired from Dana Corp. in 1978 after 30 years. He was an active member of Christian Bible Church. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Additional survivors include daughter, Janice Oliver, Marion; son, Donald R. (Miriam) Gear, Rossford, Ohio; stepchildren, Marcie (Donald) Beckman, LaFontaine, Donna (Harry) Ritter and Tom (Amanda) Lyons, both of Marion; 12 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. He also was preceded in death by a stepson, Wendell Lyons; and nine brothers and sisters. Services are at 1 p.m. Thursday in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., with the Rev. Charles Hurd officiating. Burial with military rites is in Gardens of Memory cemetery, Huntington County. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com. Memorials may be made to Christian Bible Church, 2927 Monroe Pike, Marion, Ind. 46952. on September 20, 2005.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana1

Family 1

Mary Ellen Kelly b. December 10, 1920, d. December 27, 1981
Marriage*William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. married Mary Ellen Kelly on June 27, 1942.2 
Children

Family 2

Sylvia L. Smith b. February 20, 1923, d. November 8, 2008
Marriage*William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. married Sylvia L. Smith on September 17, 1984.2 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William R. Gear, Jr., obituary in the Sep 20, 2005 edition.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  4. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Irene Mae Brookshire obituary in the Oct 21, 1999 edition.
  6. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William L. Gear obituary in the Nov 18, 1957 edition.
  7. [S2113] Leader Tribune, From the Minnie Gear Perkins obituary in the Jul 13, 1963 edition.
  8. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  9. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Janice S. Oliver obituary in the Jan 7, 2009 edition.

Kenneth Edward Gear1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 27, 1922, d. January 10, 1949
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,2,3 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     Kenneth Edward Gear married Mary Pearl Bridenthal.4 Kenneth Edward Gear was born on June 27, 1922 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.4 He died on January 10, 1949 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 26.5 He Marion, Ind., Jan 10 - Kenneth Edward Gear, 26, was killed today when his automobile was hit by a west bound Pennsylvania railroad freight train near his home. His widow survives. on January 10, 1949.5

Census Records

1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana1

Family

Mary Pearl Bridenthal b. March 26, 1924, d. December 3, 2006
Marriage*Kenneth Edward Gear married Mary Pearl Bridenthal.4 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  4. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  5. [S1171] Kokomo Tribune, From the Kenneth Edward Gear obituary in the Jan 10, 1949 edition.

Mildred E. Gear1,2,3,4

F, b. March 30, 1925, d. May 12, 1970
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3,5 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,2,3 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     Mildred E. Gear was born on March 30, 1925 at Sims Township, Grant Co., Indiana.6,4 As of June 27, 1948,her married name was McKinney.6 She married John D. McKinney on June 27, 1948 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.6,4 Mildred E. Gear died on May 12, 1970 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 45.6,4 She Mrs. Mildred E. McKinney, 45, 1614 W. Nelson St., was dead on arrival at Marion General Hospital at 2:40 a.m. Saturday. A native of Sims she had resided most of her life in this community. She was a former employee of Osborn-Midwest Paper Co. Survivors are the husband, John D; one son, Harold, Marion; three brothers, William, Leonard and Howard Gear, all of Marion; three sisters, Mrs. Earl (Irene) Brookshire, Converse, Mrs. Orville (Mary Alice) Harris, Parker, Ind., and Mrs. James (Lucille) Stephens, Marion, and two grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Needham and Son Funeral Home, 814 S. Adams St., with the Rev. Glenn Cockrell in charge. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home for 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. today and Monday. on December 6, 1970.4

Census Records

1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana1

Family

John D. McKinney b. November 8, 1920, d. January 12, 2002
Marriage*Mildred E. Gear married John D. McKinney on June 27, 1948 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.6,4 
Child

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  4. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mildred E. McKinney obituary in the Dec 6, 1970 edition.
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William L. Gear obituary in the Nov 18, 1957 edition.
  6. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371

Leonard L. Gear1,2

M, b. February 16, 1927, d. October 28, 2004
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3,4,5 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,2,3,4,6 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 316-22-4405.7 Leonard L. Gear was buried at Park Cemetery, Fairmount, Grant Co., Indiana.2 He was born on February 16, 1927 at Converse, Grant Co., Indiana.1,2,7 He married Olive "Jo" Pace on March 21, 1948.2 Leonard L. Gear died on October 28, 2004 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 77.2,7 He Leonard L. Gear, 77, Marion, died at 9 p.m. Thursday in his residence. He was born in Converse to the late William and Minne E. (Bragg) Gear and was a lifelong resident of Marion. He married Olive "Jo" Pace on March 21, 1948. She survives. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a Navy veteran of World War II. He was employed at Greenline Manufacturing for 27 years and at Lindley Box for 17 years. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and had a wonderful sense of humor. Additional survivors include his daughters, Rita (Dan) Bilby, Marion, and Karen Dickens, Warsaw; a brother, William "Bill" (Sylvia) Gear, Marion; grandchildren, Steven Bilby, Marion, Matthew (Tina) Bilby, Noblesville, Jason Miller, Louisville, Ky., and Jennifer Miller, Warsaw; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kyle Bilby, and Aylssa and Austin Farmer. He also was preceded in death by brothers, Russell, Kenneth and Howard Gear; and sisters, Katherine Gear, Irene Brookshire, Mary Alice Harris, Lucille Stephens and Mildred McKinney. Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., with the Rev. Donald Reed officiating. Burial with military rites is in Park Cemetery, Fairmount. Visitation is from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 205 S. Washington St., Marion, Ind. 46952. on October 31, 2004.2

Census Records

1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana1

Family

Olive "Jo" Pace
Marriage*Leonard L. Gear married Olive "Jo" Pace on March 21, 1948.2 
Children
  • Karen Gear2
  • Rita Gear2

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  4. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Irene Mae Brookshire obituary in the Oct 21, 1999 edition.
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William L. Gear obituary in the Nov 18, 1957 edition.
  6. [S2113] Leader Tribune, From the Minnie Gear Perkins obituary in the Jul 13, 1963 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Howard Manlove Gear1,2,3,4,5

M, b. June 4, 1929, d. November 14, 1977
FatherWilliam Ray "Willie" Gear Sr.1,2,3,4 b. March 11, 1888, d. November 17, 1957
MotherMinnie Ellen Bragg1,2,3,6 b. December 11, 1892, d. July 12, 1963
     His Social Security Number was 310-24-8806.7 Howard Manlove Gear was buried at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.5,8 He married Beverly Mae Blankenship.5 Howard Manlove Gear was born on June 4, 1929 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.7,8 He married Alice Marie Johnson on February 19, 1966 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana.5 Howard Manlove Gear died on November 14, 1977 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 48.5,8 He Howard M. Gear, 48, Elkhart, died at 11:10 a.m. Sunday at the Spencer Hotel. He died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the Grant County coroner said. Mr. Gear was born in Marion and lived most of his life in the Marion area. He had lived in Elkhart the past 4 years, where he was an employee of the Stevens Spraying Co., Elkhart. He is survived by his wife Beverly; 1 son Kevin, Gas City; 1 daughter, Mrs. Sarah Jacobs, Gas City; 1 stepson, William Veler, Lafayette, 2 stepdaughters, June Veler, Lafayette and Mrs. Lori Maldanaido, Elkhart; 2 brothers, William R. Gear and Leonard L. Gear, Marion; 3 sisters, Mrs. James (Lucille) Stephens, Marion, Mrs. Earl (Irene) Brookshire, Converse, and Mrs. Orville (Mary Alice) Harris, Parker, and 1 grandchild. Funeral services will be at 10;30 a.m. Wednesday in the Needham & Son Funeral Home, 814 S. Adams St., Marion, with the Rev. Dale Vest officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today. on November 15, 1977.8

Census Records

1930Dwelling 362, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana1

Family 1

Beverly Mae Blankenship b. December 8, 1927, d. 1995
Marriage*Howard Manlove Gear married Beverly Mae Blankenship.5 

Family 2

Children

Family 3

Alice Marie Johnson b. March 23, 1924, d. February 1, 1982
Marriage*Howard Manlove Gear married Alice Marie Johnson on February 19, 1966 at Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana.5 

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Leonard L. Gear obituary in the Oct 31, 2004 edition.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  4. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William L. Gear obituary in the Nov 18, 1957 edition.
  5. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  6. [S2113] Leader Tribune, From the Minnie Gear Perkins obituary in the Jul 13, 1963 edition.
  7. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  8. [S137] Unidentified Newspaper Article or Funeral Home Information, From the Howard M. Gear obituary in the Nov 15, 1977 edition.

Mary Ellen Kelly1

F, b. December 10, 1920, d. December 27, 1981
     Her Social Security Number was 308-12-4682.2 Mary Ellen Kelly was buried at Gardens of Memory, 11201 South Marion Road 35, Huntington, Huntington Co., Indiana.3 She was born on December 10, 1920.2 As of June 27, 1942,her married name was Gear.1 She married William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr., son of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on June 27, 1942.1 Mary Ellen Kelly died on December 27, 1981 at age 61.1

Family

William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. b. May 29, 1921, d. September 19, 2005
Marriage*She married William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr., son of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on June 27, 1942.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William R. Gear, Jr., obituary in the Sep 20, 2005 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Janice S. Oliver obituary in the Jan 7, 2009 edition.

Sylvia L. Smith1

F, b. February 20, 1923, d. November 8, 2008
     Her Social Security Number was 306-20-6699.2 Sylvia L. Smith was born on February 20, 1923.2 As of September 17, 1984,her married name was Gear.1 She married William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr., son of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on September 17, 1984.1 Sylvia L. Smith died on November 8, 2008 at age 85.2

Family

William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr. b. May 29, 1921, d. September 19, 2005
Marriage*She married William Ray "Bill" Gear Jr., son of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on September 17, 1984.1 

Citations

  1. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William R. Gear, Jr., obituary in the Sep 20, 2005 edition.
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.

Janice S. Gear1,2

F, b. May 2, 1951, d. January 5, 2009
FatherWilliam Ray "Bill" Gear Jr.1,2 b. May 29, 1921, d. September 19, 2005
MotherMary Ellen Kelly1,2 b. December 10, 1920, d. December 27, 1981
     Her Social Security Number was 313-54-5440.3 Her married name was Oliver.1 Janice S. Gear married Unknown Oliver.1 Janice S. Gear was born on May 2, 1951 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.4,2,3 She died on January 5, 2009 at Florence, Boone Co., Kentucky, at age 57.4,2,3 She Janice S. Oliver, 57, Marion, died at 8:30 a.m. Monday in her daughter’s residence in Florence, Ky. She was born in Marion to the late William and Mary (Kelly) Gear. She earned two associate degrees from Ivy Tech, where she was employed for 18 years as an Administrative Assistant and Receptionist. She also worked at Cracker Barrel for 10 years. Services are at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Dr. Stephen Manley officiating. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Survivors include daughters, Rhonda (Shayne) Keel, Claypool, Rashell (Michael) Wall-Duggins, Florence, Ky; brother, Donald (Miriam) Gear, Ada, Ohio; grandchildren, Kayla, Rodd, Tyland, Alexis, Kandis, and Kadance; great-granddaughter, Kami. She was preceded in death by parents and stepmother, Sylvia Gear. Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46952. Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.
on January 7, 2009.2

Family

Unknown Oliver
Marriage*She married Unknown Oliver.1 
Children
  • Rhonda Oliver2
  • Rashell Oliver2

Citations

  1. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the William R. Gear, Jr., obituary in the Sep 20, 2005 edition.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Janice S. Oliver obituary in the Jan 7, 2009 edition.
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371

Norma Jean Gear1

F, b. February 17, 1930, d. April 23, 1930
FatherRussell Earl Gear1,2 b. October 23, 1910, d. June 18, 1933
MotherNorma Poe1,2
     Norma Jean Gear was born on February 17, 1930 at Grant Co., Indiana.1,3 She died on April 23, 1930 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.3

Census Records

1930Dwelling 308, District 3, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana1

Citations

  1. [S118] National Archives and Records Administration, 1930 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  3. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371

Earl Manlove Brookshire1,2

M, b. February 19, 1909, d. January 20, 1984
     His Social Security Number was 312-01-8804.3 Earl Manlove Brookshire was buried at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.4 He was born on February 19, 1909 at Grant Co., Indiana; The SSDI has a birth date of Feb 5, 1909.2,4,3 He married Irene Mae Gear, daughter of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on August 7, 1930.2,5,4,6 Earl Manlove Brookshire died on January 20, 1984 at Marion, Grant Co., Indiana, at age 74.4 He CONVERSE, Ind. - Earl M. Brookshire, 74, Converse, died at 7:28 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 1984, in Marion General Hospital, Marion. He was born Feb. 19, 1909, in Grant County, the son of Cornelius and Effie (Manlove) Brookshire. Aug. 7, 1930, he was married in Marion to Irene M. Gear, who survives. A lifelong resident of the Converse area, he was retired in 1966 from Anaconda Wire and Cable, Marion. He also had served as a business agent for International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1000. Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Mae Smith and Marguerite Chaplin of Converse; three sisters, Irene Rothermel of Marion, Jessie Smith of Anderson, and Helen Stanger of Houston, Texas; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Larrison-Martln Funeral Home in Converse with the Rev. Herschel Murray officiating. Burial will be in Grant Memorial Park, Marion. Friends may call at the mortuary from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today. on January 22, 1984.4

Family

Irene Mae Gear b. December 14, 1913, d. October 19, 1999
Marriage*He married Irene Mae Gear, daughter of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on August 7, 1930.2,5,4,6 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Russell Earl Gear obituary in the Jun 18, 1933 edition.
  2. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  3. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  4. [S1171] Kokomo Tribune, From the Earl M. Brookshire obituary in the Jan 22, 1984 edition.
  5. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Irene Mae Brookshire obituary in the Oct 21, 1999 edition.
  6. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mildred E. McKinney obituary in the Dec 6, 1970 edition.
  7. [S1171] Kokomo Tribune, From the Marguerite A. Chapin obituary in the Jan 2, 1986 edition.

James May Stephens1

M, b. May 7, 1912, d. October 27, 1989
     His Social Security Number was 312-01-9465.2 James May Stephens was buried at Grant Memorial Park, Marion, Grant Co., Indiana.1 He was born on May 7, 1912 at Wabash Co., Indiana.1,2 He married Lucille Evelyn Gear, daughter of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on January 29, 1948.1,3 James May Stephens died on October 27, 1989 at age 77.1,2

Family

Lucille Evelyn Gear b. September 13, 1919, d. November 11, 1991
Marriage*He married Lucille Evelyn Gear, daughter of William Ray "Willie" Gear Sr. and Minnie Ellen Bragg, on January 29, 1948.1,3 

Citations

  1. [S2112] Appleby/Bilby Family Tree, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4403088/person/-1401472371
  2. [S9] Unknown subject, unknown file number, SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administrations Death Master File.
  3. [S1172] Chronicle-Tribune, From the Mildred E. McKinney obituary in the Dec 6, 1970 edition.