Indiana McCaslins

Florence Almira Rhoads (Rhodes)Age: 69 years18511921

Name
Florence Almira Rhoads (Rhodes)
Married name
Florence Almira Hockersmith
Birth October 30, 1851 31 30
Note: given as 30 Oct 1850 on Florence's death certificate
Birth of a brotherThomas H Rhoads (Rhodes)
about 1852 (Age 2 months)
Birth of a sisterNancy Rhoads (Rhodes)
about 1854 (Age 2 years)
Birth of a sisterLuella C Rhoads (Rhodes)
about 1858 (Age 6 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherRichard McCaslin
May 17, 1863 (Age 11 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a maternal grandfatherRichard McCaslin
after May 17, 1863 (Age 11 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31623867)
Birth of a sisterEmma J Rhoads (Rhodes)
about 1864 (Age 12 years)
MarriageMichael HockersmithView this family
September 22, 1868 (Age 16 years)
Note: Florence's name is transcribed as Flourence A Rhodes on the Illinois State Marriage Index.
Birth of a daughter
#1
Luella Hockersmith
March 1870 (Age 18 years)
Census 1870 (Age 18 years)
Birth of a son
#2
James M Hockersmith
July 2, 1871 (Age 19 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Birth of a daughter
#3
Rosetta Hockersmith
July 2, 1873 (Age 21 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Sledd
August 18, 1874 (Age 22 years)

Source: S2451
Burial of a maternal grandmotherNancy Sledd
after August 18, 1874 (Age 22 years)
Note: Graham Presbyterian Church Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 31623296)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Lydia C Hockersmith
about 1875 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherAgnes Wykoff
before March 10, 1876 (Age 24 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5
Ida M Hockersmith
about 1879 (Age 27 years)
Census 1880 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Lillie Hockersmith
October 1885 (Age 33 years)
Death of a motherEsther Shilladay McCaslin
January 21, 1888 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Jesse Hockersmith
September 1888 (Age 36 years)
Death of a fatherPeter W Rhoads (Rhodes)
after 1890 (Age 38 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam H AckleyLydia C HockersmithView this family
February 4, 1891 (Age 39 years)
Death of a daughterLydia C Hockersmith
before May 3, 1895 (Age 43 years)

Census 1900 (Age 48 years)
Death of a daughterLuella Hockersmith
August 16, 1914 (Age 62 years)
Note: Anna State Hospital
Death of a husbandMichael Hockersmith
December 17, 1917 (Age 66 years)
Source: S4345
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Michael's wife, Florence [Rhoads] Hockersmith is recorded as a widow in the 1920 US Federal Census for Elk, Stoddard, Missouri.
Burial of a husbandMichael Hockersmith
after December 17, 1917 (Age 66 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Sadler Chapel Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32046486)
Census 1920 (Age 68 years)
Death May 16, 1921 (Age 69 years)
Burial May 17, 1921 (1 day after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Note: Sadler Chapel Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32044250)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: September 5, 1850, Jefferson, Indiana
14 months
herself
14 months
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
5 years
younger sister
7 years
younger sister
Family with Michael Hockersmith - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: September 22, 1868Olney, Richland, Illinois
18 months
daughter
16 months
son
2 years
daughter
3 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
7 years
daughter
3 years
son

Birth

given as 30 Oct 1850 on Florence's death certificate

Marriage

Florence's name is transcribed as Flourence A Rhodes on the Illinois State Marriage Index.

Burial

Sadler Chapel Cemetery (Find A Grave Memorial# 32044250)

Shared note

In the 1870 US Federal Census for Jackson, Decatur, Indiana, 24-year-old Indiana-born Michael and his 19-year-old Indiana-born wife Florence [Rhoads] Hawkersmith [sic Hockersmith] have in their household their 2-month old Indiana-born daughter Luela [sic]. Michael worked at a tile factory and has $50 worth of personal property. He is illiterate. He also is a male citizen of the US over 21 years of age.

In the 1880 US Federal Census for Heralds Prairie, White, Illinois, 33-year-old Indiana-born Michael and 28-year-old Indiana-born Florence A [Rhoads] Hockersmith have in their family their children, Indiana-born 10-year-old Luella, Indiana-born 8-year-old James M, Indiana-born 6-year-old Rosettie [sic], Indiana-born 5-year-old Lydia C and 1-year-old Illinois-born Ida M. Luella cannot read and write. Rosettie is listed as "malformed, crippled, bedridden, or otherwise disabled." Everyone's parents were born in Indiana. The birthplaces of the children would indicate that the family moved to Illinois from Indiana between 1875 and 1879.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Heralds Prairie, White, Illinois, 53-year-old Indiana-born farmer Michael and his 47-year-old Indiana-born wife Florence A [Rhoads] Hockersmith have been married 32 years and have had eight children, only seven are living. The four children living with them are 26-year-old Indiana-born Rozette [sic], 18-year-old Indiana-born Michael, 14-year-old Illinois-born Lillie and 11-year-old Illinois-born Jessie [sic Jesse]. Also in this household is their 6-year-old Illinois-born grandson Arthur Achley [sic Ackley] son of their daughter Lydia C Hockersmith Ackley. Jessie has attended school 5 months of the past year and Arthur has attended school for two months. Michael is farming land he owns, free of mortgage. Everyone's parents were born in Indiana, except Arthur. His father was born in Illinois and his mother in Indiana.

The 1920 US Federal Census for Elm, Stoddard, Missouri records 59-year-old, Georgia-born John A Wilson, his 46-year-old, Indiana-born wife Rosetta [Hockersmith] Wilson, their children, 17-year-old, Illinois-born Thelma, 15-year-old, Illinois-born O Dessa, 12-year-old, Illinois-born Wilard, and 9-year-old, Missouri-born John M Wilson, John A's 26-year-old, Illinois-born son Orvil (from his first marriage) and John A's 67-year-old, Indiana-born mother-in-law Florence [Rhoads] Hockersmith. The family is living in a rented house. John A is doing "general farming". Orvil is assisting him. Florence is retired. Everyone speaks English and can read. Everyone except Orvil can write. O Dessa, Wiliard and John M have attended school in the past year. John A's father was born in North Carolina and his mother in Georgia. Rosetta's parents were born in Indiana. The children of John A and Rosetta have a father born in Georgia and a mother born in Indiana. Orvil's father was born in Georgia and his mother in Illinois. Florence's parents were born in indiana.

Widowed Florence A [Rhoads] Hockersmith died of tuberculosis at 5 p.m. on 16 May 1921 at home in Stoddard County, Missouri. She was born in 30 Oct 1850 in Indiana, making her 70-years 6-months and 16-days old when she died. She had suffered from TB for about 3 months before her death. She was buried on 17 May 1921 from the Sobb's Chapel Funeral Home. The informant was her grandson, Arthur Ackley, who did not know her parents' names.