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1) William Sherman Sipes:
   born 23 Feb 1868 Burns City, Martin, IN; City Directory listings for William;
   died 28 Nov 1927 Detroit, Wayne, MI; death notice;  
   death certificate; cause of death: thrombosis of leg;
   buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI;
   census records for William;  
   William is mentioned in the will of his grandfather, William H Bowman;
   William is mentioned when his grandfather's land was partitioned out to family;    
   William is mentioned in pension records filed by his step-mother Isabelle Sipes -
   deposition #1, deposition of Julia Bowman, and Claims Services Letter.  
   William married (1) Margaret E or L "Lizzie" Williams on 14 Apr 1886 Martin Co, IN
               (born c. 1868 IN; 
               died possibly 17 Feb 1909 Martin Co, IN;
               daughter of Samuel Williams (born Mar 1847 IN) and Rebecca Wilkey (born Nov 1844 IN))
   marriage application for William and Margaret;
   children:
      1) Harvey H Sipes - born 17 Jul 1887 Burns City, Martin, IN; 
           died 28 Jan 1949 near Shoals, Martin, IN; obituary
           death certificate; cause of death: carcinoma of colon;    
           buried Mt Union Cemetery, Shoals, Martin, IN; tombstone photo;
           WWI and WWII draft registration card; census records for Harvey;  
           signature:

           ;

             married Maude Dawson on 13 Apr 1913 Martin Co, IN
                   (born 17 Jun 1887 Martin Co, IN; 
                   died 08 Dec 1947 near Shoals, Martin, IN; obituary
                   death certificate; cause of death: carcinoma of ____ of pancreas; 
                   buried Mt Union Cemetery, Shoals, Martin, IN; tombstone photo
                   daughter of Isaac A Dawson (born Mar 1858 OH) and Emma Downs (born Sep 1863 IN))
           marriage record for Harvey and Maude;
           children:
               1) Helen Irene Sipes - born 08 May 1915 Shoals, Martin, IN; birth certificate;  
                        died 29 Sep 2010 Valparaiso, Porter, IN; obituary;
                        death certificate; cause of death: congestive heart failure, pleural effustion;  
                        buried Mt Union Cemetery, Shoals, Martin, IN; tombstone photo;
                        photo of High School class of 1934
; photos including Helencensus records for Helen;  
                        married Herschell Kenneth Benell on 14 Aug 1933 Lawrenceville, Lawrence, IL 
                                (born 02 Oct 1911 Halbert Twp, Martin, IN; birth certificate;
                                died 10 Jan 1989 Valparaiso, Porter, IN; obituary;
                                death certificate; cause of death: cardiogenic shock severe ischemic cardiomyopathy;
                                buried Mt Union Cemetery, Shoals, Martin, IN; tombstone photo;
                                 U.S. Navy - WWII; service record; photos including Herschell
                                son of Harry Allen Benell (22 Jan 1875 OH-10 Feb 1958 IN) and 
                                Delilah Catherine Hooper (31 May 1880 KS-03 Jun 1966 IN); photos of Harry and Delilah;
                                Harry and Delilah buried Spring Hill Cemetery, Shoals, Martin, IN; tombstone photo)
                        children:
                            1) Ann Marie Benell - living?; photos including Ann;
                                     married Jack Edward Jorden on 14 Aug 1965 Valparaiso, Porter, IN (living?);
                                              (living?; photos including Jack);
                                     marriage record for Ann and Jack; news article regarding Ann and Jack's marriage 
                                     children:
                                          1) Barry C Jorden - living?;
                                                     married
Angela M Hurley on 11 Jul 2009 Marion Co, IN (living?);
                                                     marriage record for Barry and Angela;  
                                                     children?  

                            2) Lois Jae Benell - born 04 Jan 1935 Center Twp, Martin, IN; birth certificate 
                                     died 06 Oct 1936 Martin Co, IN;
                                     death certificate; cause of death: acute gastritis and hyper____ of brain(?);  
                                     buried Mt Union Cemetery, Shoals, Martin, IN; tombstone photo;       
                                     photo of Lois
               2) Mary Elizabeth Sipes - born 15 Jan 1918 Shoals, Martin, IN; birth certificate;
                       died 14 Apr 1975 possibly Niles, Cass, MI;
                       buried Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, St Joseph, IN;
                       census records for Mary;  
                       married Roland Joseph Tucker on 20 Apr 1946 Niles, Berrien , MI
                                
 (born 13 May 1926 Valparaiso, Porter, IN;
                                  died 25 Aug 1991 Niles, Berrien, MI; death record; obituary;  
                                  buried Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, St Joseph, IN;
                                  Social Security record;  
                                  son of William Ralph Tucker (25 Sep 1895-17 Sep 1953; U.S. Army - WWI) and
                                  Mabel Cecelia Ha
yes (19 Feb 1899-12 Jun 1996); Ralph and Mabel buried
                                  St Paul's Cemetery, Valparaiso, Porter, IN; tombstone photos);
                       marriage record for Mary and Roland 
                       children:
                           1) Patricia Tucker - living?; married ____ Haas (living?); children?  
                           2) Frances Tucker - living?; married?; children?   
               3) Emily/Emilie Sipes - born c. 1920 IN; died (___); census records for Emily;  
                       Emily married (1) ____ Baker by 1947 (living?); children?  
                       Emily married (2) ____ Carver by 1998 (living?); children?
               4) Albert Cleo Sipes - born 19 Jan 1923 Center Twp, Martin, IN; birth certificate;  
                       died 18 Oct 1998 Shoals, Martin, IN; obituary
                       death certificate; cause of death: metastatic poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma of prostate;
                       buried Mt Union Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin, IN; tombstone photo;
                        U.S. Army - WWII; enlistment recordsSocial Security record; census records for Albert;  
                       married Marilyn J _____; 
                       divorced;
                       children: 
                           1) Albert Lee Sipes - living?;
                                     Albert married (1) unknown (living?);
                                     divorced 29 Nov 1983;
                                     Albert married (2) Donna Jean Pennington on 19 Aug 1989 Shoals, Martin, IN (living?);
                                     marriage record for Albert and Donna;     
                                     children?
                           2) Penny Sipes - living?; married ____ Toy (living?);
                                     children?
                           3) Tammy Jo Sipes - living?;
                                     married Brian Keith Winingar on 05 Sep 1981 Loogootee, Martin, IN (living?);
                                     marriage record for Tammy and Brian;  
                                     children? 
               5) Betty June Sipes - born 04 Jun 1927 Center Twp, Martin, IN;
                         died 22 Jul 2008 CO;
                         buried Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver, CO; tombstone photo;
                         census records for June;  
                         married Harry Wallace Smith   
                                    (born 06 Nov 1923 Valparaiso, Porter, IN; birth certificate;
                                    died 02 Aug 2016 CO; obituary - includes photo;
                                    buried Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver, CO; tombstone photo;
                                     U.S. Army - WWII;
                                    son of Virgil Henry Smith (1896-1970) and Ollie Belle Williams (1898-
1988));   
                         children:
                           1) Robert Smith - living?; married?; children?
                           2) Gary Smith - living?; married?; children?
               6) Richard Dawson Sipes - living?; census records for Richard;     
                         married Roberta ____ (living?);
                         children?
      2) Hertha Sipes - born 10 Feb 1889 Burns City, Martin, IN; 
               died 24 Jul 1975 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary;
               death certificate; cause of death: arteriosclerotic heart disease with congestive heart failure;
               buried Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
               census records for Hertha;  
               married James Ralph Shelburne on 09 Oct 1918 Vigo Co, IN
                          (born 16 Jul 1890 Sullivan Co, IN; 
                          died 15 Apr 1952 Eldorado, Union, AR; obituary
                          buried Roselawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                          WWI and WWII draft registration cards
                          son of Sebhus Cephus Shelburne (10 Nov 1867 IN-29 Nov 1927 IN; buried
                          Little Flock Cemetery, Chelburn, Sullivan, IN
)
and 
                          Sarabah Anna ____ (Aug 1873 IN-Jan 1943; buried Grandview Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; burial site);
                          James married (1) to unknown);
               marriage application for Hertha and James
               children: 
                   1) Sarabah Elizabeth "Liz" Shelburne - living?; census records for Sarabah;  
                           married John Monroe Voll on 05 Sep 1942 Vigo Co, IN
                                   (born 03 Dec 1917 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; birth record;
                                   died 11 Feb 1997 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; obituary
                                   death certificate; cause of death: CHD;    
                                   buried Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                                    U.S. Army*  - WWII; enlistment record;
                                   Social Security recordCity Directory listings for John;
                                   son of William M Voll (born c. 1889 OH) and Essie Monroe (born c. 1894 IL))
                          marriage record for Elizabeth and John;

                   * Enlistment record states Army but obituary states Air Force.  It is likely the U.S. Army Air Force.

                            children: 
                               1) Carolyn Sue Voll - living?; 
                                        married Thomas Joe Merritt (living?)
                                        marriage record for Carolyn and Thomas;  
                                        children: 
                                            1) Mark Edward Merritt - living?; 
                                                    Mark marred (1) Machelle Renie Garrett on 20 May 1995 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN (living?);
                                                    marriage record for Mark and Machelle;  
                                                    divorced 10 May 2002;
                                                    children? 
                                                    Mark married (2) Margaret Rose Wright on 28 Sep 2002 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN (living?)
                                                    marriage record for Mark and Margaret;
                                                    divorced 19 May 2005;
                                                    children? 
                                                    Mark married (3) Kristin Lee Nicoson on 20 Aug 2005 Pimento, Vigo, IN (living?)
                                                    marriage record for Mark and Kristin;  
                                                    children? 
                                            2) George E Merritt - living?;
                                                    marred Laura Clerk on 30 Dec 2000 Sullivan, Sullivan, IN (living?)
                                                    marriage record for George and Laura;
                                                    children? 
                                            3) Tracy Ann Merritt - living?;
                                                     marred Gary Wayne Coleman on 25 Sep 1999 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN (living?)
                                                    marriage record for Tracy and Gary;  
                                                    children? 
                                            4) John Allen Merritt
                                                     born 08 May 1966 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; 
                                                     died 03 Dec 1988 Edgar Co, IL;
                                                     cause of death: injuries from airplane crash; news article and obituary - includes photo
                                                     buried Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; tombstone photo
                                                     married?; children?  
                   2) Rosemary Shelburne - born 22 Jul 1923 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; birth certificate;  
                           died 17 Mar 2000 likely AR

                           buried Ebenezer Presbyterian Cemetery, Strong, Union, AR; tombstone photo  
                           Social Security record; census records for Rosemary;
                          
married Howard Harvey Kelley
                                          (born 26 Jan 1909 AR;
                                          died Aug 1977 likely AR;
                                          buried Ebenezer Presbyterian Cemetery, Strong, Union, AR; tombstone photo);
                           children? 

   William married (2) Minnie J Schroeder c. 1892
               (born Jun 1873 OH; City Directory listings for Minnie;
               died after 1930)

      3) Harold F Sipes - born 23 Mar 1893 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; 
               died 01 Sep 1982 Broward Co (possibly Fort Lauderdale), FL; death record;    
               WWI draft registration card; census records for Harold;  
               signature:

               

                married Theresa Daisy Mertes on 02 Jul 1914 Perry Co, IN
                            (born 01 Oct 1890 Tell City, Perry, IN;
                            died 07 Mar 1963 Broward Co, FL; death record; obituary  
                            daughter of Charles Mertes (01 Sep 1851 Germany-20 Sep 1923) and
                            Teresa Metzler (
01 Oct 1854 Germany-14 Apr 1941);
                            Charles and Theresa buried St Marys Catholic Cemetery, Tell City, Perry, IN; tombstone photos
);  
               marriage record for Harold and Theresa;  
               children: 
                   1) Allen Herman Sipes - born 03 Jan 1915 Tell City, Perry, IN; 
                              died 28 Mar 2001 Vero Beach, Indian River, FL; obituary
                              buried Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St Lucie, FL; crypt photo
                               U.S. Navy - WWII; census records for Allen;  
                              Allen married (1) Virginia Rose Lebot on 23 Jul 1934 Lagrange Co, IN
                                                (born 26 Feb 1915 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                                                died
Dec 1962 MI;
                                                daughter of Charles L Lebot
(26 Apr 1890 MI-25 Nov 1941 Detroit, Wayne, MI) and
                                                Loretta M Bedore (1
9 Jul 1894 MI-11 Dec 1962 MI);
                                                Virginia married (2) John William Little on 07 Jun 1936 Lagrange Co, IN
                                                John:
(born 25 Apr 1915 Detroit, Wayne, MI);
                                                Vir
ginia married (3) Charles S Martin on 13 Jul 1945 OH -
                                                note that Virginia is listed as "Aileen R Lebot on marriage application.);

                              marriage record for Allen and Virginia; (note that Allen is listed as "Herman J Sipes on marriage application)  
                              divorced 02 Jul 1935;
                              Allen married (2) Eleanor E Stickney on 10 Apr 1937 Detroit, Wayne, MI 
                                          (born 06 Jul 1910 Detroit, Wayne, MI; 
                                          died 02 Mar 2007 Vero Beach, Indian River, FL; obituary
                                          buried Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Fort Pierce, St Lucie, FL; crypt photo
                                          daughter of Harry Stickney and Minnie Werk)
                              marriage record for Allen and Eleanor;  
                              no children mentioned in either Allen's or Eleanor's obituary
                   2) unnamed female Sipes - born 26 Oct 1916 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                              died 26 Oct 1916 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                              death certificate; cause of death: stillborn/premature; 
                              buried Mt Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI - unmarked
                   3) unnamed female Sipes - born 12 May 1918 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                              died 12 May 1918 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                              death certificate; cause of death: stillborn/premature; 
                              buried Mt Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI - unmarked
      4) Herbert William Sipes - born 20 Mar 1895 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; birth record;  
               died 27 Jan 1980 Pontiac, Oakland, MI; obituary; death record;
               buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI; tombstone photo;
               WWI and WWII draft registration cardcensus records for Herbert;
               signature:

              

               married Florence Rose McAdams on 03 Aug 1916 Detroit, Wayne, MI 
                          (born 24 Dec 1896 Chicago, Cook, IL; 
                          died 28 Jun 1979 Pontiac, Oakland, MI; obituary; death record;
                          buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI; tombstone photo;  
                          unable to determine Florence's parents)
               marriage record for Herbert and Florence;  
               City Directory listings for Herbert and Florence;
               children: 
                   1) Raymond Tyrus Sipes - born 01 Jul 1917 Detroit, Wayne, MI; 
                            City Directory listings for Raymond;
                            died 14 Sep 1974 Dearborn, Wayne, MI; death notice; death record 
                            buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI; tombstone photo
                            census records for Raymond;  
                            Raymond married (1) Kathryn S Florence on 06 Mar 1937 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                                       (
living?; daughter of Sheldon Florence and Georgiana Spear);
                           
marriage record for Raymond and Kathryn;
                            divorced 05 Jul 1945 Wayne Co, MI; divorce record; XX
                          
 children:
                                 1) Kay Annettie Sipes - living?; married ____ Callico (living?); children?  
                                 2) Herbert S Sipes - living?; married?; children?
                           
Raymond married (2) Kathryn S Florence on 08 Dec 1945 Detroit, Wayne, MI (see marriage #1)
                                       (living?; daughter of Sheldon Florence and Georgiana Spear);
                            marriage record for Raymond and Kathryn;  
                            Raymond married (3)
Helen Marie Faiks on 16 Jul 1949 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                                       (born 08 Dec 1914;
                                       died 16 Aug 2004;   
                                       buried St Hedwig Cemetery, Dearborn Heights, Wayne, MI; tombstone photo;
                                       daughter of Joseph Faiks and Mary Muceynski;
                                       Helen married (1) Herbert S Kietur on 17 Jun 1933 Detroit, Wayne, MI
);
                            marriage record for Raymond and Helen;
                            children?
                   2) unnamed male Sipes - born 26 Jan 1920 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                            died 26 Jan 1920 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                            death certificate; cause of death: stillborn;
                            buried Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI; 
                   3) Virginia Rose Sipes - living?;
                            City Directory listings for Virginiacensus records for Virginia;
                            married John Robert Kastner on 16 May 1947 Pontiac, Oakland, MI
                                  (
born 21 Mar 1922 Ontario, Canada;
                                  died 12 Jul 2003;
                                  Social Security record
                                  son of Lee George Kastner and Hanna Atkins or Atkinson);
                            marriage record for Virginia and John;
                            children?  
                   4) Herbert William Jr Sipes - born 12 Mar 1925 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                            died 22 Jul 1999 Quartz Hill, Los Angeles, CA
; cremated; (no obituary found in Los Angeles Co, CA)
                            death record; cause of death: self-inflicted gunshot wound to head;
                            buried Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Los Angeles, CA - unmarked;;
                            City Directory listings for Herbert; Social Security record; census records for Herbert;  
                             U.S. Navy;
                            never married
      5) Hazel Marie Sipes - born 03 Apr 1900 IN;
               died 19 Jun 1940;
               buried Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Macomb, MI; tombstone photo;
               census records for Hazel;  
              
married Roy G McClain on 27 May 1922 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                         (born 13 Nov 1898 IN;
                         died 08 Apr 1969;
                         buried Memphis Cemetery, Memphis, Macomb, MI; tombstone photo;
                          U.S. Navy - WWI, WWII;   
                         son of Alexander McClain and Mary West);
               children:  
                   1) Evelyn Lucile McClain - born 14 Feb 1923 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                              died Dec 1982;
                              Social Security record; census records for Evelyn;
                              Evelyn married (1) ____ Meyers by Feb 1945;     
                              Evelyn married (2) Austin Clarence Chambers on 22 Jun 1946 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                                         (born 21 Feb 1923 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                                         died 25 Oct 2002;
                                         Social Security record;
                                         son of Roy C Chambers and Bessie Roy);
                              marriage record for Evelyn and Austin;           
                   2) Doris Mae McClain - born 27 Mar 1928;
                              died 07 Nov 1992 Hillsborough Co, FL; death record;
                              married Edwin George Vollmer on 26 Apr 1947 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                                    (born 15 Jul 1925 Detroit, Wayne, MI;
                                    died 06 Dec 1987 Port Huron, St Clair, MI;
                                    Social Security record; census records for Doris;
                                    son of Edward Vollmer and Ada Shiftman);
                              marriage record for Doris and Edwin;
      6) Hallie R Sipes - born 02 May 1907 Vigo Co, IN; birth record;
               died 08 Feb 1998 possibly Canton, Wayne, MI - no obituary found in Detroit newspapers;
               census records for Hallie;
               married John Wesley Martin on 29 Mar 1926 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                        (born c. 1905 TN;
                        died (__);
                        son of Ernest Martin and Ethel Cochran;
                        John possibly married (2) unknown in Michigan)
               marriage record for Hallie and John;  
               divorced 22 Sep 1944 Wayne Co, MI; divorce record;
               children:
                    1) Shirley Martin - living?; married?; children?
                    2) William J Martin - living?; married?; children?
      7) Nila Maude Sipes - born 14 May 1909 Vigo Co, IN; birth record;
               died 29 Dec 2001 possibly Westland, Wayne, MI; death notice;
               census records for Nila;  
               married Norman W Gilbert on 21 Jun 1928 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                         (born 12 Nov 1907 Canada; 
                         died 08 Jun 1998 Westland, Wayne, MI; death notice
                         son of William Gilbert (10 Nov 1881 MI-08 Oct 1943 MI) and
                         Hedwig Emilie Caroline Schaedig (16 Oct 1881 MI-17 Jan 1978 MI));
               marriage record for Nila and Gilbert;  
               children?
      8) Woody Sherman Sipes - born 22 Apr 1911 Terre Haute, Vigo, IN; birth record;
               died 21 Apr 1989 Pascagoula, Jackson, MS; obituary
               buried Mt Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, MI; tombstone photo;
               census records for Woody;
               Woody married (1) Virginia Rae on 26 Aug 1933 Detroit, Wayne, MI
                               (born c. 1911 MI;
                               died (___);
                               daughter of John Rae and Rose Grabows
ki);
               marriage record for Woody and Virginia;  
           
   children:
                   1) Patricia Sipes - living?; married ____ Scott (living?); children? 
                   2) Lawrence "Larry" Sipes - living?; married?; children? 
                   3) Nancy Sipes - living?; married ____ Payne (living?); children? 

               Woody married (2) Sara Blanche Rogers
                               (born 27 Jan 1922 Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL; 
                               died 08 Jul 2008 San Antonio, Bexar, TX; obituary
                               buried Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL; tombstone photo;
                               daughter of Tilden R Rogers (09 Jul 1876-03 May 1935) and Lena Allen (22 Oct 1886-28 Apr 1972);
                               Tilden and Lena buried Tuscaloosa Memorial Park, Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, AL; tombstone photos
                               Sara married (1) to Charles B "Brit" Christian)
               children?