Indiana McCaslins

Evelyn I McClainAge: 83 years19081992

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Evelyn I McClain
Birth September 25, 1908
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S5635
MarriageOva Rolland CarsonView this family
February 18, 1930 (Age 21 years)
Census 1930 (Age 21 years)
Death of a husbandOva Rolland Carson
January 29, 1964 (Age 55 years)
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Source: S5634
Burial of a husbandOva Rolland Carson
February 1, 1964 (Age 55 years)
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Note: Mount Hope Cemetery, Section 8 lot 267 space 5
Death July 26, 1992 (Age 83 years)
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Burial July 29, 1992 (3 days after death)
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Note: Mount Hope Cemetery Section 6 lot 267 space 6; Find A Grave Memorial# 34643099
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Evelyn I McClain
Birth: September 25, 1908Young America, Cass, Indiana
Death: July 26, 1992Logansport, Cass, Indiana
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Evelyn I McClain
Birth: September 25, 1908Young America, Cass, Indiana
Death: July 26, 1992Logansport, Cass, Indiana
Marriage: February 18, 1930, Cass, Indiana
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Robert M Carson
Birth: January 26, 1920 22 18, Cass, Indiana
Death: November 24, 1993Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona
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BirthIndiana Marriages, 1780-1992
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BirthS5635
MarriageIndiana Marriages, 1780-1992
Census1930 US Federal Census
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DeathS5635
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BurialMount Hope Cemetery Website
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Mount Hope Cemetery Section 6 lot 267 space 6; Find A Grave Memorial# 34643099
Shared note
Ova Roland Carson, born 19 Jul 1897 in Cass County, Indiana, married Evelyn McClain, born 25 Sep 1908 in Cass County, Indiana on 18 Feb 1930 in Cass County, Indiana. The groom's father was D.R. Carson and his mother was Lucy McCaslin. The bride's father was Delmont McClain and her mother Edith Houser. Ova had been divorced, but Evelyn was single. In the 1930 US Federal Census for Logansport, Cass, Indiana, 31-year-old Indiana-born Ova R Carson and 21-year-old Evelyn [McClain] Carson were married when he was 31- and she was 21-years-old. They are roomers in the Oscar G Pratt residence at 408 High Street. Ova is a city policeman, and Evelyn is a waitress in a hotel. Both are literate and speak English. Both were employed on the last regularly scheduled work day. Ova has not served in the military. Their parents were born in Indiana. Logansport Pharos Tribune, July 22, 1965, Front page Logansport Widow Blows Whistle On Dobich INDIANAPOLIS-The widow of a former Logansport Chief of Police and Cass County Sheriff blew the whistle on what has been described as one of the biggest bilkings pulled by anyone of the citizens of Indiana. The late Michael Dobich, head of a now bankrupt Indianapolis securities firm, was described at a public hearing here Wednesday by financial experts as a "master salesman" and "magician" who bilked some 550 Indiana investors out of about $2.5 million. MRS EVELYN CARSON, widow of the former Logansport lawman, O. R. (Murph) Carson, 217 Ninth St., appeared at the hearing at the invitation of Atty. Gen. John J. Dillon and told details of her dealings with Dobich which she said resulted in the loss of "pretty much nearly everything I had." Mrs. Carson said a Dobich salesman approached her one day last fall at her home near Logansport, She said she was busy cleaning her house and "I ran him off." Another salesman approached her on Feb. 23, and this time, Mrs. Carson said, "I let him in because I was so rude the first time." Mrs. Carson said the man offered stock only in Midwestern Life Insurance Co. of Fort Wayne, explaining that the Dobich firm felt this was a good company and was con- centratingon selling Midwestern stock. "He said they were 'creating a m a r k e t for Midwestern stock'," Mrs. Carson recalled. "I didn't know exactly what he meant by that, but it sounded good, and so I bought some." Mrs. Carson said she bought 43 shares of stock at 592 per share, a total investment of $3,956. "My husband was a policeman when he died, and I live on a police pension," Mrs. Car- son explained. "I was hoping to supplement that pension by making some money on the stock." But Mrs. Carson never. got her stock. At first she received a letter from'Dobich, thanking her for the business and explaining that because "timing of the transfer of 'stock is so essential," the delivery of her stock might take some time. So Mrs. Carson waited for several weeks, then wrote to the Dobich firm and inquired about her 43 shares. This time Dobich wrote back, she said, saying that Midwestern bad "closed its book for a month" after declaring a dividend on March 30 and that transfer of the stock would be completed as soon as the books were opened. The Midwestern com- pany, of course, never closed its bookssuch a business practice is unheard of. Finally, after several more unsuccessful attempts to get her stock delivered, Mrs. Carson wrote to Dobich and said she was going to "get every police force I know after you" unless she received her stock immediately. "The next thing was on July 10the day he diedwhen Mr. Dobich called me on the phone. He said he was at Monticello and would come to see me. I told him he didn't have to come, to just send me the the stock. He said 'that's what I am working on.' But he came anyway," Mrs. Carson said at the hearing. Dobich flew his helicopter into a small airport near Logansport and had the airport manager drive him to Mrs. Carson's home. There he talked with her for some time, but Mrs. Carson wasn't satisfied. "He couldn't give me any real reason why I didn't have my stock," she said. "He just talked and talked, and I don't know why, but it just didn't seem right to me." The next morning Mrs. Carson read that Dobich had died when his helicopter crashed in Indianapolis later that day. And she was left with almost nothing, "that stock cost pretty much all I had in my savings," she said. "I don't know how I'm going to get it back." Obituary-Logansport Pharos Tribune, Monday, July 27, 1992 Page A2 EVELYN I CARSON Evelyn I. Carson, 83, of 217-Ninth St., died at 12:10 p.m. Sunday in Chase Center. Born Sept. 25, 1908, in Young America, she was the daughter of Delmont J. and Edith House McClain. On Feb. 18, 1929, in Logansport, she was married to Ova R. Carson, who died Jan 29, 1964. Mrs. Carson was a member of Ninth Street Christian Church. A lifelong resident of Cass County, sh was also a member of the Darghters of the American Revolution and Fidelity Chapter 58 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are one brother, George B. McClain, Lake Toxaway, N.C.; one sister, Barbara Clancey, Santa Barbara, Calif; two cousins; and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Fisher Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Beaumont officiating. Burila will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. A graveside sevice will be conducted by the DAR. Friends may call from 1 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral chapel. Evelyn I [McClain] Carson, born 25 Sep 1908, died 26 Jul 1992 and was buried 29 Jul 1992 in Mount Hope Cemetery (Plot: 06-0267-06), Logansport, Cass, Indiana (Find A Grave Memorial# 34643099).