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1) Lester E Mitchell: 
   born 26 May 1907 Martin Co, IN;
   died 26 Oct 1990 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary and death notice
   death certificate; cause of death: hypocemic hypercarbic respiritory failure, COPD, etc: 
   buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
   census records for Lester; signature:  

    ;

    married Avonda A Osborn* on 24 Feb 1940 Martinsville, Morgan, IN; 
             (
born 18 Aug 1917 Burns City, Martin, IN; birth record;  
             died 28 Nov 2008 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary - includes photo;
             death certificate; cause of death: left ventricular failure, acute myocardial infarction; 
             buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
             1958 Andis Family Reunion photo;
             daughter of Aldo J Osborn (14 Jun 1893 Burns City, Martin, IN-01 May 1959 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; 
             obituary; photo including Aldo) and Elizabeth A "Lizzie" Sellers (1895 IN-1964); Aldo and Elizabeth buried 
             Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN - tombstone photo;
             Avonda married on 21 Nov 1994 (2) William Glen Jones (11 Apr 1913-09 Dec 2000; obituary - includes photo;
             buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN - tombstone photo);
  U.S. Army - WWII);

    * note: Avonda can also be found here

     marriage application for Lester and Avonda; City Directory listings for Lester and Avonda;  
    children:
      1) Lester Emmett "Bud" Mitchell - living?; 
              Lester married (1) Judith Ann Dobson on 22 Nov 1962 Bloomfield, Greene, IN  
                          (born 06 Oct 1939 Bloomfield, Greene, IN; birth certificate;
                          died 17 May 2009 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
                          buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN;
                          death certificate; cause of death: sudden cardiac ____ (death?);
                          daughter of Vernon Franklin Dobson (07 Jan 1911 Greene Co, IN-16 Mar 1999 Lawrence Co, IN) and
                          Nellie Alice Strausser (30 Nov 1917 Lawrence Co, IN-18 Dec 2011 Lawrence Co, IN);
                          Vernon and Nellie buried Walnut Grove Cemetery, Park, Greene, IN; tombstone photo;  
                          Judith married (1) ____ Kirk);  
              marriage record for Lester and Judith
;  
              divorced;
              children:
                      1) Leslie Dawn Mitchell - born 23 Sep 1970 Lawrence Co, IN;
                               died 21 Oct 2012; obituary;
                               cause of death: result of injuries received in a motorcycle accident;
                               Leslie married (1) Addam Lee Grisson on 28 Jun 1991 Lafayette, Lawrence, IN (living?);  
                               marriage record for Leslie and Addam;  
                               Leslie married (2) Jerry Sweigart (living?);  
                               children:
                                    1) Sharayah Sweigart - living?; married?; children?
                      2) Cyndi Mitchell - living?; married David Coldren (living?);
                               children:
                                    1) Delaney Coldren - living?; married?; children?
                                    2) Kylie Coldren - living?; married?; children?
              Lester married (2) Neysa ____ (living?);  
              children?
      2) Osborn Eugene Mitchell - born 25 Aug 1944 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; 
              died 25 Aug 1944 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary
              buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo

2) Chester Calvin Mitchell: 
   born 15 Jul 1909 Martin Co, IN; photo of Chester;
   died 02 Feb 1979 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
   death certificate; cause of death: coronary occlusion; 
   buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photos
   U.S. Army - WWII (13 Apr 1942-25 Sep 1945); service records
   census records for Chester; signature:     

    ;

    married Mabel Lillian Kern* on 15 Nov 1941 Bedford, Lawrence, IN 
            (born 21 Oct 1922 Williams, Lawrence, IN; birth certificate
            died 17 Jan 2006 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
            death certificate; cause of death: pneumonia, aspiration;   
            buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo
           
daughter of Hovie J Kern (17 Nov 1893 IN-28 Mar 1978 IN) and Lula Mae Baker (21 Aug 1895 IN-21 Oct 1966)
            Hovey and Lula buried Old Union Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN - tombstone photo

            Social Security record;
signature: 

            );

                 * Mable Lillian Kern is a sister of Merle Kern - found below under (4) Ruby Viola Mitchell. 

    marriage record for Chester and Mabel;
   children:
       1) Randy Mitchell - living?; married Teresita ____ (living?); children?
       2) Sylvia Irene Mitchell - living?;
                  married Dennis S "Tiny" Henderson on 15 Aug 1980 Tunnelton, Lawrence, IN (living?);
                  marriage record for Sylvia and Dennis;  
                  children?
       3) Rhoda "Pat" Mitchell - living?; married Homer McKnight (living?); children?
       4) Sherry Ann Mitchell - living?; married Larry Logan Potts on 02 May 1970 Mitchell, Lawrence, IN (living?);                
                 marriage record for Sherry and Larry;  
                 children?      

3) Hazel Ruth Mitchell: 
   born 19 Dec 1911 Baker Twp, Martin, IN; birth certificate;
   (tombstone, death certificate and obituary state birth as 1910; birth record and marriage record state 1911);
   died 22 Sep 1966 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
   death certificate; cause of death: general carcinomatosis;
   buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo
   census records for Hazel;     
   married John Dewey Smithers on 13 Nov 1937 Springville, Lawrence, IN
                 (born 01 Sep 1898 Bowling Green, Warren, KY;
                 died 02 Jun 1969 Louisville, Jefferson, KY; obituary; death record;  
                 buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo
                 U.S. Merchant Marines; WWI draft registration card; 1958 Andis Family Reunion photo
                 son of Marion Jackson Smither (11 Aug 1871-21 Jul 1942) and
                 Susan Elizabeth Bough (20 Nov 1874-08 Apr 1939); Marion and Susan buried
                 Old Shiloh Cemetery, Lawrence Co, IN; tombstone photo)
   marriage record for Hazel and John; City Directory listings for John and Hazel;  
   children: 
       1) Jerry Eugene Smithers - born 03 Oct 1941 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; 
                 died 30 Jul 2006 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; cremated; obituary;
                 death certificate; cause of death: sepsis, chronic renal failure;  
                 Social Security record;  
                 married Deborah Joan Johnson on 22 Jun 1974 Indianaapolis, Marion, IN (living?);
                 marriage record for Jerry and Deborah;  
                 divorced; 
                 children: 
                     1) David Paul Smithers - living?;
                                 married Laura Jane Hendricks on 21 Jan 1997 Franklin, Johnson, IN (living?);
                                 marriage record for David and Laura;  
                                 children?
       2) John Dewey Jr Smithers - living?; married?; children?
       3) James Arthur "Jimmy" Smithers - born 11 Jun 1943 Lawrence Co, IN;
                  died 29 Nov 1987 Indianapolis, Marion, IN; obituary;
                  buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
                  no marriage or children listed in obituary
       4) Susan Irene Smithers - living?;
                  Susan married (1) Ronald Fender on 07 Feb 1965 Bloomington, Monroe, IN (living?);
                  marriage record for Susan and Ronald;  
                  divorced; 
                  children?
                  Susan married (2) Roger May on 28 Jan 1967 Bloomington, Monroe, IN (living?);
                  marriage record for Susan and Roger;  
                  children?

       5) Mary Ruth Smithers - living?; married Donald Loving (living?); children?

4) Ruby Viola Mitchell: 
   born 25 May 1914 Martin Co, IN; birth certificate;
   died 08 Oct 1978 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
   death certificate; cause of death: coronary thrombosis, massive;
   buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
   1958 Andis Family Reunion photo; census records for Ruby;
   married Charles Alton Myers on 09 Nov 1936 Bedford, Lawrence, IN  
            (born 02 May 1909 Martin Co, IN; 
            died 21 Feb 1991 Mitchell, Lawrence, IN; obituary
            death certificate; cause of death: acute cardiac event;  
            buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo
            1958 Andis Family Reunion photo;
            son of Frank Edgar Myers (01 May 1873 Franklin Co, IN-05 Jan 1939 Lawrence Co, IN) and 
            Stella Alvina "Vina" Murch (23 Apr 1875 Franklin Co, IN-07 Nov 1936 Lawrence Co, IN); 
            Frank and Vina married 17 Jul 1897 Franklin Co, IN; 
            Frank and Vina buried Old Union Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo);
   marriage certificate for Ruby and Charles; City Directory listings for Charles and Ruby;  
   children:
       1) Billy Dean Myers - born 09 Jul 1937 Williams, Lawrence, IN; birth certificate;  
               died 15 Oct 1937 Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
               death certificate; cause of death: bronchial pneumonia, premature birth;   
               buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo
       2) Laura Sue Myers - born 08 May 1939 Lawrence Co, IN; birth certificate;  
               died 07 Oct 2012 Bloomington, Monroe, IN; obituary;  
               buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
               census records for Laura;  
               Laura married (1) Merle Kern (living?; son of Hovie J Kern and Lula Mae Baker);

                    * Merle Kern is a brother of Mabel Lillian Kern - found above under (2) Chester Calvin Mitchell.
                      Merle's parents' full information can be found the
re.
 

                divorced;
               children:
                   1) Tracy Kern - living?; married?; children?
                   2) Terry Kern - living?; married?; children?
                   3) Timothy Paul Kern - born 11 Mar 1961 Bedford, Lawrence, IN;
                             died 08 Oct 1995; 
                             death certificate; cause of death: severe blunt force injury to head and chest,  
                             extremity fractures (motor vehicle accident);
                             buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
                             Social Security record;  
                             Timothy married (1) Debora Lynn Dalton on 06 Jun 1977 Bedford, Lawrence, IN (living?);
                             marriage record for Timothy and Debora  
                             divorced Jan 1989;

                             children:
                                  1) Cara Kern-Jones - born 04 Mar 1980 Nashville, Brown, IN;
                                            died 28 Jun 2001 Martinsville, Morgan, IN; cremated; obituary;
                                            death certificate; cause of death: multi-system blunt force trauma (motor vehicle accident);
                             Timothy married (2) Caren C Livingston on 28 May 1993 Monroe Co, IN (living?);
                              marriage record for Timothy and Caren;  
               Laura married (2) Oliver Sheldon Gillum on 02 Feb 1975 Bedford, Lawrence, IN
                              (born 20 May 1925 Paoli, Orange, IN; birth certificate
                              died 06 Apr 1988 Indianapolis, Marion, IN;
                              death certificate; cause of death: ischemic heart disease and multiple organ failure, etc;
                              buried Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Orange, IN; tombstone photo;
                              U.S. Army - WWII (21 Aug 1943-04 Mar 1946); service records;   
                              Social Security record;
                              son of Benjamin Oliver Gillum (18 Aug 1875-02 May 1963) and
                              Vada Cotner (03 Dec 1889-06 Apr 1963);
                              Benjamin and Vada buried Ames Chapel Cemetery, Paoli, Orange, IN; tombstone photo);
               marriage record for Laura and Oliver  
               divorced 06 Apr 1988;
               children?
               Laura married (3) Dennis Raye Cassidy on 30 Nov 1990 Bedford, Lawrence Co, IN (living?);
               marriage record for Laura and Dennis  
               children?
       3) Phyllis Myers - living?; married Kenny White (living?); children?  
       4) Vicki Myers - living?; married Don Toborg (living?); children?
       5) Donald W Myers - living?; married?; children?
       6) Jack D Myers - living?; married?; children? 

5) Ermal Kenneth Mitchell: 
   born 30 Jun 1918 Baker Twp, Martin, IN; birth certificate;  
   died 15 Aug 1973 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary
   death certificate; cause of death: congestive heart failure due to ASHD;  
   buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo;
   census records for Ermal; 1958 Andis Family Reunion photo;  
   signature: 

   ;

    married Mildred Jean Nicholson on 13 Jun 1943 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; 
             (born 05 Dec 1925 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; birth certificate  
             died 18 Jun 1999 Bedford, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
             death certificate; cause of death: ameloidosis, multiple myeloma;
             buried Church of Christ Cemetery, Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo
            
daughter of Elmer Nicholson (1875 IN-1944) and Maude Freed (1883 IN-1950); Elmer and Maude
             buried Beech Grove Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence, IN - tombstone photo
;
             1958 Andis Family Reunion photo; Social Security record; signature:

              );

    marriage record for Ermal and Mildred; City Directory listings for Ermal and Mildred;  
   children:
        1) Kenneth Mitchell - living?; married?; children?
        2) Judith Kay Mitchell - living?;
                  married Arlan David Hostetler on 10 Sep 1967 Fayetteville, Lawrence, IN (living?);
                  marriage record for Judy and Arlan;  
                  children? 

6) Cletus Eugene Mitchell: 
   born 19 Mar 1920 Brown Twp, Martin, IN; birth certificate;  
   died 15 May 1923 Indian Creek Twp, Lawrence, IN; obituary;
   death certificate; cause of death: measles, broncho pneumonia; 
   buried New Union Cemetery, Lawrence Co, IN - unmarked

7) Freeda Irene Mitchell: 
   born 22 Oct 1921 Lawrence Co, IN; birth certificate;  
   died 25 Sep 1978 East Chicago, Lake, IN; death notice
   death certificate; cause of death: cardio-pulmonary arrest, congestive heart failure; 
   buried Bicknell IOOF Cemetery, Bicknell, Knox, IN; tombstone photo
   census records for Freeda;
   Freeda married (1) Leonard Ivan Johnson on 15 Oct 1942 Anniston, Calhoun, AL
                 (born 13 Nov 1911 Vigo Twp, Knox, IN; birth certificate;  
                 died 24 Jun 2003 Freelandville, Knox, IN; obituary;
                 death certificate; cancer of the bladder;
                 buried IOOF Cemetery, Knox Co, IN; tombstone photo
                 U.S. Army - WWII; 1958 Andis Family Reunion photo;
                 son of Clyde Paul Johnson (31 Mar 1886 IL-25 May 1968 IN) and
                 Leona Mae Sampson (16 May 1892 IN-22 Apr 1977 IN); Clyde and Leona buried
                 Bicknell Memorial Cemetery, Bicknell, Knox, IN; tombstone photo; Clyde and Leona married 04 Apr 1908
)
   marriage record for Freeda and Leonard
   divorced 1945; 
   no children mentioned in Freeda's death notice or Leonard's obituary; 
   Freeda married (2) Harry H Lavender on 21 Jul 1945 Bedford, Lawrence, IN
               (born 27 Aug 1909 Lawrence Co, IN;
               died 01 Mar 1974 Bedford, Lawrence, IN;  
               death certificate
; cause of death: pulmonary embolism;
               Harry married and divorced twice prior to Freeda (in 1938 and 1945;    
               son of
Jess Lavender (28 Mar  1880 IN-08 May 1956 Lawrence Co, IN;
               buried Green Hill Cemetery, Bedford, Lawrence, IN; unmarked)
and
               Mollie C Hubbard
(07 Sep 1889 Daviess Co, IN-06 Sep 1929 Lawrence Co, IN;
               buried Hopkins Cemetery, Needmore, Lawrence, IN; tombstone photo); Jess and Mollie married c. 1901
);
   marriage record for Freeda and Harry;
   divorced;
   children? 
   Freeda married (3) Leonard Ivan Johnson on 07 Mar 1947 Lake Co, IN (see marriage #1);
   marriage record for Freeda and Leonard
;  
   possibly divorced; 
   no children mentioned in Freeda's death notice or Leonard's obituary