Laura H. Miller

Laura H. Miller[1, 2, 3]

Female 1887 - 1975  (87 years)

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  • Name Laura H. Miller 
    Born 30 Aug 1887  Bremen, Marshall Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender Female 
    Died 18 Mar 1975  Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Buried 21 Mar 1975  Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I22138  Robert Jackson
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2017 

    Father Mr. Unknown,   d. date unknown 
    Mother Lena E. Miller,   b. 20 Oct 1872, Bremen, Marshall Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jul 1944, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married NOT MARRIED 
    Family ID F8216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Owen Leslie Gaskill,   b. 30 Aug 1887, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1966, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1909  Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Children 
     1. Virgil Frank Gaskill,   b. 11 Jul 1910, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1996, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Elvira Lillith Gaskill,   b. 9 Jul 1912, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 2007, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Mildred Ora Gaskill,   b. 10 Aug 1916, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 2008, Fort Wayne, , Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F8196  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • NOTE that the Robbins book, pg 119 says that Owen married Laura Schuster; nothing more is in this book about her. But a study of the census records reveals that although Laura's mother Lena had married a Frank Shuster, they had only been married 8 years and it was a second marriage for both of them. The 1910 census record below says that Laura is dau of the wife even though it does not say she is a step-dau of Frank. Note also that Frank would have been only 14 years old when Laura was born. It is more likely that she was born when Lena was 15 years old.

      Subsequent to finding the census record I found a marriage record of Owen Gaskill to Laura H. Miller on 23 Sept 1909; the same marriage date given in Oscar Burton Robbins book.

      A descendant has filled in some more of the story: young Lena E. Miller was working as a maid for a wealthy (unnamed) family when a son in that family raped her, resulting in the birth of Laura Helen Miller. Laura was placed in a Catholic Orphanage. Later when her mother, Lena, married Frank Schuster, Laura came to live with them and so we find her listed as "dau of wife" in the 1910 census record.

      1910 Census Dist 55, Fort Wayne Ward 7, Allen Co., Indiana
      Shuster, Frank J. head m W 36 M2 8yrs IN OH IN
      Shuster, Lena E. wife F W 37 M2 8yrs 1ch/1lvg IN Germ/German Germ/German
      Gaskill, Laura H. dau of wf F W 22 M1 0yrs no ch IN IN IN
      Gaskill, Owen L. son-in-law M W 22 M1 0yrs IN IN IN

      Lena is listed as mother-in-law on the 1930 census living with Owen Gaskill and his wife Laura.

      Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1860 to 1975 - Results
      Surname, First Name
      Gaskill, Laura H.
      Date of Death Mar 18, 1975
      Age at Death 87y
      Place of Birth Bremen, IN
      Last Residence Fort Wayne, IN
      Date of burial Mar 21, 1975
      Section One, Lot 51

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Book: "History of the Jackson Family of Hempstead, Long Island", Oscar Burton Robbins, (1951, Loveland, Colorado), pg 119.

    2. [S703] 1930 U.S. Census, (http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=6224), Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana.

    3. [S1087] Indiana, Allen County Index to Marriage Records A-Z 1824-1920
    4. [S104] 1910 U.S. Census, (http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=7884), Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana.

    5. [S1086] Indiana, Allen County, Fort Wayne, Lindenwood Cemetery, (http://www.genealogycenter.info/search_linden.php).

    6. [S1880] Email from LaVonne Custance Gerardot Jun 2017, (lpgerardot add the at mschsi add the dot com).
      d/o/b 30 Aug 1887

    7. [S1061] Indiana, Marriage Collection 1800-1941 at ancestry.com, (http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=5059).