Indiana McCaslins

Iva Ionia SteeleAge: 89 years18811970

Birth January 24, 1881
MarriageDavid Luther (Luther) DennisView this family
May 23, 1896 (Age 15 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Note: Family Record of David Luther Dennis give the marriage date as 24 May 1896
Birth of a son
#1
Earl Emanuel Dennis
April 11, 1897 (Age 16 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Birth of a son
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Carl Luther Dennis
May 13, 1900 (Age 19 years)
Source: S6312
Publication: Privately published
Census 1900 (Age 18 years)
Census 1910 (Age 28 years)
Census 1920 (Age 38 years)
Census 1930 (Age 48 years)
Census 1940 (Age 58 years)
Marriage of a childCarl Luther DennisMargaret Helen BurnsView this family
before 1943 (Age 61 years)

Death of a husbandDavid Luther (Luther) Dennis
May 3, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Burial of a husbandDavid Luther (Luther) Dennis
after May 3, 1948 (Age 67 years)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section M Row 28 Stone 11 (Find A Grave Memorial# 103849236)
Death May 14, 1970 (Age 89 years)
Burial May 16, 1970 (2 days after death)
Source: Find a Grave
Source: S3871
Publication: Johnson County Museum of History (Franklin, Indiana 2001)
Note: Greenlawn Cemetery Section M Row 28 Stone 11 (Find A Grave Memorial# 103849349)
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Marriage: May 23, 1896Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
11 months
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Earl Emanuel Dennis
Birth: April 11, 1897 21 16Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
Death: March 25, 1976Franklin, Johnson, Indiana
3 years
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Marriage

Family Record of David Luther Dennis give the marriage date as 24 May 1896

Burial

Greenlawn Cemetery Section M Row 28 Stone 11 (Find A Grave Memorial# 103849349)

Shared note

Iva's maiden name corrected from Polk to Steele in the annotated Family Bible records of Johnson County Indiana.

The Franklin Democrat, Friday, June 1, 1900, Volume XL Number 48, page 1 column 5 LOCAL NEWS ITEMS Born to Luther Dennis and wife, a son.

In the 1900 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 24-year-old farm laborer David L Dennis and his 19-year-old wife Iva J [Steele] Dennis have been married four years. In their household are their sons, 3-year-old Earl E and new born Carl R, and an 18-year-old servant, Sarah A Dennis whose relationship to the family is unknown. David is living next door to his parents, 52-year-old Benjamin and 60-year-old Sarah J [McCaslin] Dennis, and his sister 17-year-old Mary J Dennis.

In the 1910 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 34-year-old aeronaut David L [Luther] and his wife Iva J [Steele] Dennis have been married 14 years. Iva has borne two children, 13-year-old Earl and 9-year-old Carl. The family is living at 65 Herriott Street. Both boys have attended school in the past year.

In the 1920 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 46-year-old house carpenter Luther [David Luther] Dennis, his 36-year-old wife Iva [Steele] Dennis and their two sons, 22-year-old Earl and 19-year-old Carl are living in a mortgaged house on Martinsville Road. Earl has no employment but Carl is a motortruck driver. The family is living near Luthers widowed sister Mary [Dennis] Norton and her children.

The 1930 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana records David as Luthor Dennis.He owns his house, which is worth $4,000. 55-year-old Luther [David Luther] and his 49-year-old wife Iva J [Steele] Dennis have been married about 33 years as Luther was 21 and Iva was 16 when they married. Luther is a fireman at the County Courthouse and worked the day before the census was taken. Living with them are their two sons 33-year-old Earl E and 30-year-old Carl. The family owns a radio

In the 1940 US Federal Census for Franklin, Johnson, Indiana, 64-year-old Indiana-born David L Dennis and his wife 58-year-old Indiana-born wife Iva [Steele] Dennis have in their household their Indiana-born sons, 43-year-old Earl and 40-year old Carl. The family is living at 1020 W Jefferson in a house that David owns, worth $2,100. It is not on a farm. They were living in this house in 1935. David, Iva and Carl have completed the 8th grade. Earl has completed no grades. David is a balloonist who does balloon ascensions for hire. He has worked nine weeks of the year and has income other than salary or wages. Iva is a housewife. Earl has no occupation and is not looking for any. Carl is an auto repair mechanic who has worked 52 weeks of the year, and 54 hours in the last work week. He has earned $940 in salary or wages. He has no other source of income.

Page 117 for the 1943 Franklin, [Johnson], Indiana City Directory lists Luther with with wife Iva as living at 999 W Jefferson, phone number 223. Neither Carl nor Earl are in this directory, but Carl's wife, Margt [sic] Dennis is a chkr [checker] for the A & P Food Store. Her residence is 170 West. She doesn't have a phone.

Page 218 of the 1948 Franklin, [Johnson], Indiana City Directory lists Carl R and Margt B as living at 955 Graham. Their home phone number is 192R. Carl is a mechanic for Woods & Vandivier Mtr Sls. Margaret is a bookeeper for A & P Food Stores. Iva Dennis (widow of Luther [sic]) is listed as living at 900 W Jefferson, phone number 66J. Earl Dennis is not listed.

Page 119 of the 1952 Franklin, [Johnson], Indiana City Directory lists Carl R and Margt B as living at 955 Graham. Their home phone number is 192R. Carl has a business listing as Dennis Auto Repair, 247 S Main, phone number 334J. This page also lists Carl's brother, Earl E Dennis, and Earl and Carl's mother, Iva I Dennis (widow of Luther [sic]. Their residence is 900 W Jefferson, phone number 66J.

Page 53 of the 1959 Franklin, [Johnson], Indiana City Directory lists Carl R and Margt B as living at 955 Graham. Carl has a business listing as Dennis Repair, 247 S Main. Margaret also has a business listing as Dennis Margt B Mrs bookeeper Central L&M Sup Co. This page also lists Carl's brother, Earl E Dennis and Earl and Carl's mother, Iva I Dennis (widow of Luther [sic]. Their residence is 900 W Jefferson.

Social Security Number issued in Indiana before 1951 (307-18-2978}

Iva I [Steele] Dennis, born 24 Jan 1881, died 14 May 1970 and was buried next to her husband David Luther Dennis in Greenlawn Cemetery Section M Row 28 Stone 11, Franklin, Johnson, Indiana.

Note: Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011, Indiana State Board of Health, Division of Vital Records, Medical Certificate of Death, State No. 7017267 records that Iva Ione Dennis died at Johnson County Hospital at 14 May 1970 of arteriosclerotic heart disease complicated by severe osteoarthritis, aged 89 years. She was female, white, and widowed, and a housewife. Her fathers name was Joshua Steel [sic] and her mothers name Alma Robbins. The informant was Iva's son Carl Dennis of 455 Graham St, Franklin, Indiana 46131. Burial was in Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Indiana on 16 May 1970. Vandieier-Parsley Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.