John and Nora's Children


return to parents' page:  Nora May Bowman and John Benjamin Stotts

1) Carval John "Cobb" Stotts: 
   born 09 May 1906 Odon, Daviess, IN; birth recordphotos including Carval
   died 09 Nov 1995 Columbus, Franklin, OH; obituary; death record;
   buried Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess, IN; tombstone photo;
   we have copies of letters from Carval's uncles when they were in the service
   census records for Carval;

   ; newspaper articlecensus records for Carval;  

   photos of Carval's calliopes; homemade Christmas card from Carval;
   married Helen Ross on 29 Aug 1964 Bloomington, Monroe, IN
              (born 27 Mar 1910 Cameron, Monroe, OH; photo including Helen
              died 30 Jan 1991 Columbus, Franklin, OH; obituary; death record;  
              buried Walnut Hill Cemetery, Odon, Daviess, IN; tombstone photo;

              daughter of Charles Clarence Ross (02 May 1885 OH-08 Feb 1927 OH; buried
              Greenwood Cemetery, Bellaire, Belmont, OH)
and Emma Suppes (born c. 1887 IL));
   marriage application for Carval and Helen
   no children

* Per Helen's niece Beth:  Aunt Helen was my dad's oldest sister. Carvel was known as "Cobb", but I don't know where that came from. He and Aunt Helen "dated" for around 25 years before they got married, so we knew him pretty well. They didn't have any children, but doted quite a bit on nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, etc. Aunt Helen was quite the baker.  She liked to enter contests. She entered one of her recipes in the Pillsbury Bake-off contest in about 1955-57. I got married in February, and Helen had always said she'd make my wedding cake. She did, and they drove it from Plainfield, IN to Marshalltown, IA in some very poor weather that year. Uncle Cobb helped with the restoration of several things, and I believe the merry-go-round in the Children's Museum in Indianapolis was one of them. Aunt Helen painted the Wurlitzer Roses displayed on the center of it. 

Helen's recipe from the Pillsbury Bake-off