Evelyn I McClain, 19081992 (aged 83 years)

Evelyn I /McClain/
Also known as
Evelyn I /Carson/
Death of a husband
Burial of a husband
Note: Mount Hope Cemetery, Section 8 lot 267 space 5
Death of a father
Death of a mother
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Note: Mount Hope Cemetery Section 6 lot 267 space 6; Find A Grave Memorial# 34643099
Family with parents
Marriage Marriage
Birth: September 25, 1908 Young America, Cass, Indiana
Death: July 26, 1992Logansport, Cass, Indiana
Family with Ova Rolland Carson
Birth: July 19, 1897 40 38 Indiana
Death: January 29, 1964Logansport, Cass, Indiana
Birth: September 25, 1908 Young America, Cass, Indiana
Death: July 26, 1992Logansport, Cass, Indiana
Marriage MarriageFebruary 18, 1930Cass, Indiana
Ova Rolland Carson + Fern G Hollenback
Birth: July 19, 1897 40 38 Indiana
Death: January 29, 1964Logansport, Cass, Indiana
husband’s ex-wife
Birth: March 14, 1901 38 37
Death: July 30, 1988
Birth: October 21, 1918 21 17 Indiana
Death: December 10, 2000Santa Clara, California
15 months
Birth: January 26, 1920 22 18 Cass, Indiana
Death: November 24, 1993Lake Havasu City, Mohave, Arizona
13 months
Birth: March 4, 1921 23 19 Indiana
Death: April 15, 1999Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
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Mount Hope Cemetery Section 6 lot 267 space 6; Find A Grave Memorial# 34643099

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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
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.
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
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
"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
"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
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
"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, 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
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).