Eron Curry Van Kirk

M, #574, b. 23 June 1836, d. 16 July 1901
Last Edited=9 Jun 2020
     Eron Curry Van Kirk was born on 23 June 1836 at New York.1 He married Henrietta Purdy, daughter of David Purdy and Elizabeth Ann Hopkins, on 5 November 1857 at New York. Eron Curry Van Kirk died on 16 July 1901 at Tompkins Co., New York, at age 65.1 He was buried at City Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York, Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 03 May 2020), memorial page for Eron Curry Van Kirk (23 Jun 1836–16 Jul 1901), Find a Grave Memorial no. 44003303, citing Ithaca City Cemetery, Ithaca, Tompkins County, New York, USA ; Maintained by S.J. (contributor 46931676) .
Plot: g-103-104-5.
     The Albany Evening Journal; Albany, NY. Wednesday, July 17, 1901. page 2. http://fultonhistory.com/Fulton.html)

Ithaca, July 17 – Eron C. Van Kirk, recorder of the city, died yesterday from Bright's disease. He had been sheriff of Tompkins county and postmaster of Ithaca and had been recorder eight years. He was 65 years old.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census3 June 1875Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York

Children of Eron Curry Van Kirk and Henrietta Purdy

Citations

  1. [S486] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 7,32-35 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

George H. Van Kirk

M, #417, b. 20 January 1874, d. 24 July 1921
Last Edited=9 Jun 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     George H. Van Kirk was born on 20 January 1874 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.1 He was the son of Eron Curry Van Kirk and Henrietta Purdy. George H. Van Kirk married Ray Kimmel on 14 February 1912 at Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia. George H. Van Kirk died on 24 July 1921 at Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, at age 47.1 He was buried on 26 July 1921 at Hayt Corner, Tompkins Co., New York.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census3 June 1875Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York

Child of George H. Van Kirk and Ray Kimmel

Citations

  1. [S373] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 34 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Ida Alemeda Van Kirk

F, #414, b. 7 October 1858, d. circa 1915
Last Edited=9 Jun 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Ida Alemeda Van Kirk was born on 7 October 1858 at Enfield, Tompkins Co., New York.1 She married John R. Peck at Groton, Tompkins Co., New York.1 Ida Alemeda Van Kirk was the daughter of Eron Curry Van Kirk and Henrietta Purdy. Ida Alemeda Van Kirk married Andrew Graff at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.1 Ida Alemeda Van Kirk died circa 1915 at Brooklyn, Kings Co., New York.1
     Her married name was Peck. Her married name was Graff.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census3 June 1875Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York

Citations

  1. [S371] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 32 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Lucy Henrietta Van Kirk

F, #418, b. 14 August 1876, d. after 1940
Last Edited=9 Jun 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Lucy Henrietta Van Kirk was born on 14 August 1876 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.1 She was the daughter of Eron Curry Van Kirk and Henrietta Purdy. Lucy Henrietta Van Kirk married Arthur Vernon Parsons on 17 June 1922 at Alexandria, Alexandria Co., Virginia. Lucy Henrietta Van Kirk died after 1940.
     Her married name was Parsons. Married in Christ Church, Alexandria, VA.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census1930Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, Year: 1930; Census Place: Washington, Washington, District of Columbia; Roll: 300; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0308; Image: 833.0; FHL microfilm: 2340035
Census10 April 1940Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, Year: 1940; Census Place: Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia; Roll: T627_566; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 1-387B

Citations

  1. [S374] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 34 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Mary Sophia Van Kirk

F, #415, b. 13 May 1866, d. 30 October 1957
Last Edited=11 Feb 2020
Relationships
1st cousin 4 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Mary Sophia Van Kirk was born on 13 May 1866 at Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York.1 She was the daughter of Eron Curry Van Kirk and Henrietta Purdy. Mary Sophia Van Kirk married Murray Hilton Smith circa June 1891 at Varna, Tompkins Co., New York. Mary Sophia Van Kirk died on 30 October 1957 at Weston, Lewis Co., West Virginia, at age 91.1 She was buried at Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison Co., West Virginia, Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 11 February 2020), memorial page for Mary L VanKirk Smith (13 May 1866–30 Oct 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 171442672, citing Bridgeport Cemetery, Bridgeport, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Shannon (contributor 48550075) .
     Her married name was Smith.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census3 June 1875Ithaca, Tompkins Co., New York

Children of Mary Sophia Van Kirk and Murray Hilton Smith

Citations

  1. [S371] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 32 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

William Kimmel Van Kirk1

M, #1738
Last Edited=9 Jun 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin 3 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
6th great-grandson of Francis (1) Purdy
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     William Kimmel Van Kirk was the son of George H. Van Kirk and Ray Kimmel.
     William Kimmel Van Kirk was a Busdriver. Was a busdriver in Washington, DC.

Citations

  1. [S373] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 34 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

John Van Ness1

M, #5975
Last Edited=21 Aug 2007
     John Van Ness married Brenda Lynn Walz, daughter of Christopher Walz and Rosemarie Christina.1

Citations

  1. [S1839] Terry Walz, "Rupel Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (n/a) to Steven Harn Redman, 19 Aug 2007. Hereinafter cited as "Rupel Family."

Edmund Van Order Jr.

M, #1344, b. 8 March 1921, d. 17 May 1945
Last Edited=9 Mar 2021
     Edmund Van Order Jr. was born on 8 March 1921.1 He married Carolyn Mary Hillick, daughter of Francis Xavier Hillick and Sidney Virginia Brewer. Edmund Van Order Jr. died on 17 May 1945 at Okinawa, Japan, at age 24.2,1 He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., Virginia.1
     The cause of death was killed while in Marines at Okinawa, Japan.

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), PFC Edmund M VanOrder Jr., Memorial ID 46674785,
    Birth: 8 March 1921
    Death: 17 May 1945, Okinawa, Okinawa, Japan
    Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 08 March 2021), memorial page for PFC Edmund M VanOrder Jr. (8 Mar 1921–17 May 1945), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46674785, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by David McInturff (contributor 47179039).
    Parents Edmund M VanOrder 1897–1982 Erma G VanOrder 1902–1976
    Spouse Carolyn Hillick George 1921–2015,.
  2. [S399] Paul Bradley PURDY (321), A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 26 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

George Daniel Van Sickle

M, #196, b. 24 January 1910, d. 13 January 1990
Last Edited=26 Mar 2021
Relationships
1st cousin 1 time removed of Steven Harn Redman
3rd great-grandson of John Hearn
2nd great-grandson of Jacob Rupel
     George Daniel Van Sickle was born on 24 January 1910 at Wellington, Larimer Co., Colorado.1 He was the son of George Washington Van Sickle and Margaretta Helen Harn. George Daniel Van Sickle married Suzine Dolores Sussman, daughter of Frank Sussman and Edith Annie Gustafson, on 25 March 1931 at Seattle, King Co., Washington.2 George Daniel Van Sickle died on 13 January 1990 at Seattle, King Co., Washington, at age 79.3,4 He was buried Body donated to medical science.5
     Born premature due to wagon accident? An 8-lb baby. Doris Spilman believed he was in the military in Texas. His Social Security Number was 537-10-2180 at Seattle, King Co., Washington. The Social Security SS-5 form listed George as born in Wellington, Colorado, Living in Seattle, Washington on 10 Aug 1937 and being unemployed.4

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusApril 1910Wellington, Larimer Co., Colorado, listed as 2 months old

Record ID     7884::187293838
URL     https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7884&h=187293838
Image Page URL     https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7884/images/31111_4327324-01157
Name     George D Vansickle
Age     0
Birth Year     abt 1910
Birth Place     Colorado
Residence     Wellington, Larimer, Colorado
Race     White
Gender     Male
Relationship     Son
Marital Status     Single
Father's Name     George W Vansickle
Father's Birth Place     Michigan
Mother's Birth Place     Minnesota
Household Members     George W Vansickle (father)
Source.Title     1910 United States Federal Census
Source.Year     1910
Source.Census Place     Wellington, Larimer, Colorado
Source.Roll     T624_121
Source.Page     4B
Source.Enumeration District     0237
Source.FHL microfilm     1374134
Census15 April 1940Beverly, King Co., Washington

Child of George Daniel Van Sickle and Suzine Dolores Sussman

Citations

  1. [S157] Letter from John Calhoun Sells (unknown author address) to unknown recipient, Jul 1951; Steven Harn Redman (2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT).
  2. [S2457] Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013: Source Citation
    Washington State Archives; Olympia, Washington; Reference Number: kingcoarchmcvol34_489

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013 (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

    Original data: Washington State Archives. Olympia, Washington: Washington State Archives., Ancestry.com website, 1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as Washington, Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  3. [S2069] Washington Death Index, 1940-1996, online ancestry.com, Washington Death Index, 1940-1996
    Name:     George D Vansickle
    Date of Death:     13 Jan 1990
    Place of Death:     Seattle
    Age:     79
    Estimated Birth Year:     abt 1911
    Residence:     Seattle
    Gender:     Male
    SSN:     537-10-2180
    Certificate:     004903
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. Washington Death Index, 1940-1996 database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: Washington State Department of Health. State Death Records Index, 1940-1996. Microfilm. Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington.. Hereinafter cited as Washington Death Index, 1940-1996.
  4. [S1566] George Daniel Van Sickle, unknown file number, SSDI - George VanSickle, unknown series (n.p.: n.pub.). Hereinafter cited as SSDI - George VanSickle.
  5. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), George D. Van Sickle, Memorial ID 117124909,
    Birth: 24 January 1910, Wellington, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
    Death: 13 January 1990, Washington, USA
    Burial
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 05 November 2020), memorial page for George D. Van Sickle (24 Jan 1910–13 Jan 1990), Find a Grave Memorial no. 117124909,; Maintained by Knowledge (contributor 47101449) Body donated to medical science.
    Parents George W Van Sickle 1866–1918 Margaritta H Horn Van Sickle 1870–1910
    Spouse Suzine D. Van Sickle 1911–1990,.

George Washington Van Sickle

M, #187, b. 12 October 1866, d. 12 July 1918
Last Edited=29 Mar 2021
     George Washington Van Sickle was born circa 1866 at Michigan Info from 1910 Federal Census in Colorado. He was born on 12 October 1866 at Lawton, Van Buren Co., Michigan.1,2 He married Margaretta Helen Harn, daughter of Calvin Davis Harn and Rachel Rupel, on 6 February 1909 at Larimer Co., Colorado.3 George Washington Van Sickle died on 12 July 1918 at Wellington, Larimer Co., Colorado, at age 51.1,2 He was buried at Highland Cemetery, Wellington, Larimer Co., Colorado, Plot: Blk 6, Sec 8, Site 7.1
     He lived in 1906 at Fort Collins, Larimer Co., Colorado.4

Obituary for George W. Van Sickle:

George W. Van Sickle was born in Lawton, Michigan, October 12 1866. At the age of 14 he moved with his parents to Nebraska, which was his home until he came to Colorado and settled in Wellington in 1903. On the 6th day of February, 1909, he was joined in marriage to Margurite Horn. To this happy couple a son George was bom on January 24 1910. The mother died three days later on January 27. Mr Van Sickle died at his Wellington home on July 12. The deceased is survived by his son, George D Van Sickle; two brothers, T. C. Van Sickle of Fort Collins and N. E. Van Sickle of Faragut, Michigan, two sisters, Mrs Sarah Kell of Eagle, Nebraska and Grace E. Bull of Decature, Michigan. Mr. Van Sickle leaves a host of friends, he being one of the prominent men of Wellington. His work in contracting and building thruout the farming district put him in close touch with many homes who mourn his loss to the community

The Larimer County Independent
Fort Collins, Colorado
19 Jul 1918, Fri • Page 8.2

Census

CensusDatePlace
CensusApril 1910Wellington, Larimer Co., Colorado, List as 44 years old and born in Michigan. Enumerated only with his 2 month old son.

Record ID     7884::2136801
URL     https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=7884&h=2136801
Image Page URL     https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/7884/images/31111_4327324-01157
Name     George W Vansickle
Age     44
Birth Year     abt 1866
Birth Place     Michigan
Residence     Wellington, Larimer, Colorado
Street     Ramscot Avenue
Race     White
Gender     Male
Relationship     Head
Marital Status     Widowed
Father's Birth Place     Michigan
Mother's Birth Place     Ohio
Native Tongue     English
Occupation     Carpenter
Industry     House
Employer, Employee or Other     Own Account
Home Owned or Rented     Own
Home Free or Mortgaged     Free
Farm or House     House
Able to read     Yes
Able to Write     Yes
Household Members     George D Vansickle (son)
Source.Title     1910 United States Federal Census
Source.Year     1910
Source.Census Place     Wellington, Larimer, Colorado
Source.Roll     T624_121
Source.Page     4B
Source.Enumeration District     0237
Source.FHL microfilm     1374134

Child of George Washington Van Sickle and Margaretta Helen Harn

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), George W Van Sickle, Memorial ID 47419787,
    Birth: 12 October 1866, Lawton, Van Buren County, Michigan, USA
    Death: 12 July 1918, Wellington, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
    Burial: Highland Cemetery, Wellington, Larimer County, Colorado
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 05 November 2020), memorial page for George W Van Sickle (12 Oct 1866–12 Jul 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 47419787, citing Highland Cemetery, Wellington, Larimer County, Colorado, USA; Maintained by rnhulslander (contributor 48332219).

    Spouse Margaritta H Horn Van Sickle 1870–1910
    Children George D. Van Sickle 1910–1990,.
  2. [S2576] OBITUARY, The Larimer County Independent (Fort Collins, CO), www.newspapers.com, 19 July 1918, 8. Hereinafter cited as The Larimer County Independent (Fort Collins, CO).
  3. [S145] Larimer Co , CO Marriage Record, Book 198, page 331, FHL, 35 North West Temple St., Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., Utah. Hereinafter cited as Larimer Co , Colorado Marriage Record,.
  4. [S2035] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta), online www.ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
    Name:     George W Vansickle
    Residence Year:     1906
    Residence Place:     Fort Collins, Colorado
    Occupation:     Carpntr
    Publication Title:     Fort Collins, Colorado, City Directory, 1906
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta) database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
    Original data: Original sources vary according to directory. The title of the specific directory being viewed is listed at the top of the image viewer page. Check the directory title page image for full title and publication information.. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta).

Jimmie Jean Van Sickle

F, #7176, b. 11 January 1932, d. 5 September 2003
Last Edited=5 Nov 2020
Relationships
2nd cousin of Steven Harn Redman
4th great-granddaughter of John Hearn
3rd great-granddaughter of Jacob Rupel
     Jimmie Jean Van Sickle was born on 11 January 1932 at Seattle, King Co., Washington. She was the daughter of George Daniel Van Sickle and Suzine Dolores Sussman. Jimmie Jean Van Sickle married male Shumway. Jimmie Jean Van Sickle died on 5 September 2003 at Kitsap Co., Washington, at age 71.
     Her married name was Shumway.

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 01Mar1991:

Murder Tale Filled With Strangling, Poisoning -- Relatives Accused Of Killing Woman Who Didn't `Enjoy Life'

By Julie Emery

The daughter and the mother said they first tried to poison the 79-year-old grandmother, Suzine Van Sickle, by mixing her medicine with clam chowder.

But when she failed to succumb to the overdose and awoke the next day, the two women allegedly smothered her with a pillow, they told police.

They did it, they told police, because they felt she couldn't enjoy life anymore.

The murder, it turned out, was a family affair, according to court records. It was done by Van Sickle's daughter and granddaughter who took her from a nursing home and squandered her private funds, prosecutors said.

Yesterday, prosecutors filed first-degree murder charges against the woman's daughter, Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, and grandaughter, Alexis M. Shumway, 28.

Bail was set at $500,000 each. Jimmie Jean Shumway is in the King County jail. The granddaughter was expected to turn herself in today, prosecutors said.

The bizarre tale of the grandmother who died Nov. 18 in her home, in the 4400 block of South Brandon Street, was unraveled this week.

Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Marchese said the two almost got away with murder.

``The police never would have learned about it if the granddaughter had not called police on Feb. 12 saying she wanted to report a murder,'' the prosecutor said.

The daughter, contacted by homicide detectives Monday, also confirmed the killing, saying the two concluded Van Sickle did not have the ability ``to enjoy life'' so they decided to kill her, according to the charges.

Marchese said the King County medical examiner also is looking into the death of Van Sickle's husband, George, who died ``under mysterious circumstances'' Jan. 13, 1990, in the presence of Jimmie Jean Shumway.

According to Alexis Shumway's account, Suzine Van Sickle had spent her last years in a nursing home after having hip surgeries. She also had a heart problem and brain seizures and required extensive care.

The two women had removed Van Sickle from a nursing home in October.

Alexis Shumway said she and her mother decided Nov. 17 to poison Van Sickle, according to court documents.

Jimmie Jean, after consulting the Physicians' Desk Reference book, decided to try an overdose of Dilantin, an antiseizure medicine.

Alexis described how they chopped up more than 50 pills and mixed them with clam chowder, which Jimmie Jean fed to Van Sickle, according to court documents.

But when Van Sickle was still alive the next morning, Jimmie Jean grabbed a pillow and put it over her mother's face, the documents say.

Van Sickle ``struggled for her life for about 20 minutes'' and tried to fight back, the charges indicate. Jimmie Jean then directed Alexis to ``hold down one side of the pillow so no air could seep in.'' The victim eventually stopped struggling, the prosecutor said.

Suzine and George Van Sickle had decided in 1974 to donate their bodies to science. Several hours after Van Sickle died on Nov. 18, when her face returned to a ``normal'' color, the university's School of Medicine was called, Alexis said. Police retrieved a sample of Van Sickle's blood and her ashes. The blood sample showed a level of Dilantin that far exceeded normal therapeutic levels.

Van Sickle, when examined by her physician Nov. 5, was in ``good stable condition'' and ``mentally clear,'' according to the charges.

According to Alexis, Van Sickle was removed from the nursing center because it had a lien on the Van Sickle home for outstanding bills. The personal banker for the Van Sickles invested more than $100,000 that Suzine Van Sickle received in a settlement of a lawsuit over her husband's black-lung disease, the prosecutor said..

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.1

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 04Mar1991:

A Deadly Secret She Could Hide No Longer -- Woman Reveals How She Helped In Killing Her Grandmother
By Julie Emery

For nearly three months, Alexis Shumway lived with a horrible secret - the murder of her 79-year-old grandmother.

When, on Feb. 12, she could hold in the horror no longer, she called Seattle police. While two detectives sat at the kitchen table of her Rainier Valley home - one of the officers stroking her pet cat, Athena - Shumway told the astonishing story of how she and her mother fatally smothered her grandmother, Suzine Van Sickle.

Alexis Shumway, 28, and her mother, Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, were charged with first-degree murder Thursday in King County Superior Court in connection with the Nov. 17 death. The granddaughter called The Seattle Times on Friday and asked to tell her side of the story.

She said she loved her grandmother, but had been manipulated and cowed by her mother, Jimmie Jean, for years - including the morning of the slaying. Besides, the granddaughter said, her grandmother repeatedly had expressed a desire to die.

Jimmie Jean Shumway pleaded not guilty to the first-degree murder charge today. King County Superior Court Judge Patricia Aitken set a March 18 hearing on the charge. Aitken told the woman's defense attorney that he could raise the issue of Shumway's $500,000 bail at a later date.

According to court documents filed with the charges, Jimmie Jean Shumway, when contacted by police last Monday, also confirmed the killing, saying she and her daughter concluded Van Sickle did not have the ability ``to enjoy life'' so they decided to kill her.

Despite all this, Alexis Shumway does not consider herself a killer. When her attorney informed her that prosecutors would file the homicide charges, she recalled, ``I fell to pieces. I went out of his office bawling my head off. I cried all the way to the bus stop. I never thought I would be charged with murder. I thought it was all my mother's doing.''

The Van Sickle death sounds like something out of the tabloids. Was it a mercy killing? Was it money-motivated?

``It's kind of like a `Murder, She Wrote' case,'' said a Seattle homicide detective, who asked that his name not be used. ``It doesn't fit the usual profile of murder.''

Alexis Shumway readily admits she helped smash up about 50 pills containing Dilantin, an anti-seizure medicine, for the grandmother's clam chowder the evening of Nov. 16. She said she felt the grandmother would not eat the soup, which her mother had laden with spices, and in any case, did not think the concoction would be fatal. The granddaughter said her mother fed the grandmother the mixture, but Van Sickle lived.

The granddaughter said that when she went into Van Sickle's bedroom the next morning, she had no idea that murder was on the agenda. She had been holding her grandmother's hand. Then, she said, her mother grabbed the pillow and put it over the grandmother's face. She said the mother then directed her to ``hold down one side of the pillow so no air could seep in.'' She said she did as ordered, then let loose as the grandmother struggled for life, her legs kicking. Death came in 20 minutes.

Alexis Shumway said ``my whole life has been bizarre.'' She loved her grandmother, she said. ``We were best buddies. We'd go to movies together, dinner and shopping. She was a beautician, too. She paid my way through beauty college. She was glad to be here, and glad I was taking care of her.''

``Here'' is the Van Sickle family home near Columbia City that Van Sickle moved back to last October from a nursing home. The granddaughter quit another job to be a full-time caretaker.

``My mom was always critical of me, saying, `You're not taking care of grandma right,' '' the granddaughter added. ``All through my whole life I could never please my mother.

``My mom was afraid the nursing home would get the house. She would mention that once in a while and it worried me. I was adamant about defending my grandmother's wants and needs.''

According to Alexis Shumway, the nursing home had a lien on the home because of unpaid nursing-home bills.

Suzine Van Sickle, whose husband, George, had died in January 1990, turned 79 on Nov. 9. Van Sickle felt she had nothing to live for and had outlived many of her friends, the granddaughter said.

``She couldn't walk,'' the granddaughter said, recalling that the grandmother once ordered her to ``Get me a gun.''

``If I had a gun, I'd kill myself,'' she quoted her grandmother as saying.

``I bought the Dilantin,'' the granddaughter said, telling her grandmother: ``If you do want to go that bad, I'll put the pills by your bed.''

But Van Sickle did not take the pills. And after she survived the intended poisoning, Jimmie Jean Shumway began ``crying on my shoulder,'' the granddaughter said.

The daughter had never before talked about suffocating her mother, the granddaughter said. The daughter ``kept saying `she can't talk. She's probably had strokes. She'll probably be on life supports,' '' the granddaughter recalled.

``It's like she drew on my love for my grandmother,'' she said. ``She knew how much I cared for her.''

The granddaughter said she entered the bedroom and found her mother ``was on a rampage to do it (murder). At the beginning, I thought it was a merciful act, but toward the end, when my mother kept bugging me about holding the pillow down, I thought `this is wrong.' But I felt powerless. I felt I couldn't do anything to stop it.''

The granddaughter said her mother swore her to secrecy about the murder, but she eventually told two friends, then got a stern warning from the mother not to tell anyone else.

``I was losing weight. I couldn't sleep. I was thinking of suicide because I couldn't live with this burden. It was just too heavy.''

The granddaughter said she called 911 at the urging of a boyfriend.

Published Correction Date: 3/5/91 - Alexis Shumway Notified Police About The Suffocation Murder Of Her 79-Year-Old Grandmother Despite A Boyfriend Who Urged Her Not To Call Authorities. This Article Indicated The Boyfriend Urged Her To Call.

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.2

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 23Aug1991:

The Murder of Suzine Van Sickle
DAUGHTER, GRANDDAUGHTER GUILTY OF WOMAN'S MURDER
The Seattle Times
August 23, 1991, Friday, Final Edition

BY JULIE EMERY

They loved 79-year-old Suzine Van Sickle and brought her back
home to live out her days, they said.

But Van Sickle's caretakers - her daughter and granddaughter
- yesterday were convicted of poisoning, then smothering her.

A King County jury found Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, the
daughter, and Alexis Shumway, 29, guilty of premeditated
first-degree murder in the bizarre killing last November that
they kept secret for three months.

The two showed no emotion as the verdict was read yesterday.

Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Marchese said that after the two
depleted the $ 100,000 estate of the widowed Van Sickle, she no
longer was useful to them.

"They got rid of the burden," the prosecutor said
in closing arguments. "They murdered her."

The daughter and granddaughter gave separate statements to
police telling how they had chopped up 50 capsules of Dilantin,
an anti-seizure medicine, then mixed it in clam chowder and fed
it to Van Sickle Nov. 17 in the family home in Rainier Valley.

But when she was still alive the next day, they put a pillow
over her face and suffocated her. After a 20-minute struggle,
Van Sickle died.

A medical examiner concluded she died of congestive heart
failure, and her body was donated to the University of
Washington.

"This was the perfect murder - with the one exception -
a guilty conscience," John "Jay" Mooney, a
Seattle homicide detective, said after the verdict.

Alexis Shumway, who was chief caretaker for her grandmother,
lived with the secret until Feb. 12, when she called police.

Marchese and Deputy Prosecutor Kerry Keefe brought evidence
showing that the daughter, after getting power of attorney for
her mother in late 1987, wrote 30 checks to herself totaling $
45,000.

More than $ 13,000 was donated to the Church of Scientology,
the prosecutors said. Payments to the nursing home where Van
Sickle previously lived were overdue.

Police found a paper in Jimmie Jean Shumway's Federal Way
home where she had written the fatal dosage for Dilantin - two
to five grams - after consulting the Physician's Desk Reference.

The daughter said in her statement, "I did it. It was a
mercy killing." She said Van Sickle several times had
talked about taking her own life.

The granddaughter's statement said she held the pillow
"for a while, then I just held my grandmother's hand."

When Van Sickle was killed, the fees to the nursing home
where she earlier resided were $ 33,000 in arrears and the
establishment was attempting to put a lien on her home on South
Brandon Street.

Juror Carla Anderson said after the verdict:

"I think we all were concerned about Alexis. We felt that
her mother obviously dominated and that she was passive."

But the jury had no choice but to follow the law, she said.

Superior Court Judge Frank Sullivan will sentence the two in
about six weeks. The standard sentencing range is 20 to 26 years
in prison.

Neither has a criminal record.3

Following from online editon of The Seattle Times on 28Sep1991:

Relatives Sentenced For Murder -- Daughter, Granddaughter Get Total Of 55 Years

By Julie Emery

Suzine Van Sickle was a retired beautician who loved to read, sew, grow flowers and take photographs. In her later years, she pored over flower books and crocheted afghans.

Three years before her murder at the hands of her closest relatives, she and her husband, George, had received a $100,000 settlement from injuries he suffered on the job. She also received Social Security, got his pension when he died and benefited from Medicaid.

But at the time of her death, authorities found just $5.41 in two bank accounts, a zero balance in another and a fourth account that was overdrawn.

Yesterday, a King County Superior Court judge imposed sentences totaling 55 years for the professed loved ones who poisoned her with doctored clam chowder last fall and then smothered her with a pillow.

Judge Frank Sullivan imposed an exceptional sentence of 35 years on Van Sickle's daughter, Jimmie Jean Shumway, 59, of Federal Way, who had power of attorney for her mother. Shumway had "essentially pillaged a substantial future" for the 79-year-old Van Sickle, the judge said.

He called the case a "classic case of extreme vulnerability of a victim," noting that Van Sickle, in the months before her murder, needed 24-hour care, was incontinent and could not fix her own food.

Alexis M. Shumway, 29, a granddaughter who lived at the family home in Columbia City, was sentenced to 20 years.

"They (the daughter and granddaughter) made the decision that her life was no longer of value," Deputy Prosecutor Kerry Keefe said before the sentencing. "Their motivations were greed and their own selfishness, rather than loving care and comfort of their own flesh and blood."

Van Sickle died Nov. 18, 1990, after a 20-minute struggle, during which the two women held a pillow to her face after first trying to kill her with poisoned food. Neither spoke at the sentencing and showed little emotion. Their attorneys said they will appeal.

Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Marchese said before the sentencing that the nursing home where Van Sickle once stayed had notified the state Adult Protective Services that she might be in peril after the daughter and granddaughter moved her home.

The removal was made despite the pending appointment of a legal guardian, Marchese said. Kathleen Burge, a social worker for Adult Protective Services had written Jimmie Jean Shumway two months before the murder, asking for details on Van Sickle's finances and how the two women planned to care for Van Sickle.

The daughter never responded to Burge's letter. Burge testified that she did not pursue the matter and did not telephone Van Sickle's home or visit her.

"The nursing home did everything right," Marchese said. "The signals were all there for APS, including $40,000 in fees owed the nursing home. The APS dropped the ball."

Keefe and Marchese had asked for lesser punishment for the granddaughter because she reported the murder to Seattle police.

Before the confession, Van Sickle's doctor had classified the death as from natural causes.

A neighbor of Van Sickle, Freida Hein, remembers how Van Sickle for years made her own clothes and was talented in photography.

Hein, 76, said that a year before Van Sickle's murder, she had gone to the house to visit, bringing Van Sickle a birthday cake.

"They didn't even tell her it was her birthday," Hein said.

Copyright (c) 1991 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.4


Jimmie Jean Shumway, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of Washington; Chase Riveland, Respondents-appellees, 145 F.3d 1340 (9th Cir. 1998)
Annotate this Case
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 145 F.3d 1340 (9th Cir. 1998)
Argued and Submitted May 4, 1998. Decided May 19, 1998
Appeal from the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington John C. Coughenour, District Judge, Presiding.

Before THOMPSON, TASHIMA, Circuit Judges, and STAGG, District Judge.**

MEMORANDUM*

Jimmie Jean Shumway (Shumway), a Washington state prisoner, appeals from the district court's summary judgment denial of her habeas corpus petition. We have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. § 1291, and we affirm.

Shumway and her daughter, Alexis Shumway (Alexis), were both convicted of first degree murder of Suzine Van Sickle, Shumway's mother and Alexis's grandmother. Although Shumway confessed to the murder, she contends her constitutional rights were violated due to a faulty jury instruction and the improper use of Alexis's confession against her during trial. Shumway further contends her counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to object to the introduction of bad character evidence.

Shumway argues that the "to convict" jury instruction was erroneous and constituted structural error requiring reversal. This claim appears to be unexhausted. Although Shumway argued before the state court that the instruction was erroneous, she did not argue it was structural error.

Even if Shumway properly exhausted this claim, however, it fails on the merits.1 The erroneous jury instruction does not constitute structural error. Sullivan v. Louisiana, 508 U.S. 275, 281, 113 S. Ct. 2078, 124 L. Ed. 2d 182 (1993); Arizona v. Fulminante, 499 U.S. 279, 308-10, 111 S. Ct. 1246, 113 L. Ed. 2d 302 (1991). The district court properly applied harmless error analysis. See California v. Roy, 519 U.S. 2, 117 S. Ct. 337, 339, 136 L. Ed. 2d 266 (1997) (holding harmless error analysis should be applied to an erroneous aiding and abetting jury instruction).

As the district court noted the evidence against Shumway was "overwhelming." Her redacted confession established all of the elements of murder. She stated that she did research on Dilantin and found that it could be used to end her mother's life. She "decided to grind up the medication (the tablets) in a blender with the clam chowder." She admitted to feeding the clam chowder to her mother. She further admitted that she "placed a pillow over her [mother's] head" in order to kill her. In light of the substantial evidence of guilt, the error was harmless. The error did not have a substantial and injurious effect or influence on the jury verdict. See Brecht v. Abrahamson, 507 U.S. 619, 113 S. Ct. 1710, 123 L. Ed. 2d 353 (1993).

Shumway argues that her Sixth Amendment right to confront the witnesses against her was violated when the prosecutor referred to Alexis's confession during closing argument. She also contends her confrontation rights were violated by the admission of Alexis's confession at their joint trial.

Shumway's confrontation clause claim predicated on the prosecutor's closing argument is unexhausted because she did not present this claim in state court. However, both this claim and her claim predicated on the admission of Alexis's confession into evidence fail on the merits.

Federal habeas review of prosecutorial misconduct is limited to whether the prosecutor's conduct violated due process. Thompson v. Borg, 74 F.3d 1571, 1576 (9th Cir.), cert. denied, Thompson v. White, --- U.S. ----, 117 S. Ct. 227, 136 L. Ed. 2d 159 (1996). We conclude that the prosecutor's statements did not violate due process. All of the statements in which the prosecutor referred to the codefendants as a "unit" were based upon both confessions. The prosecutor never asked the jury to use Alexis's confession against Shumway. The prosecutor's remarks when viewed in the context of the entire trial do not violate Shumway's constitutional rights.

Next, Shumway argues that Alexis's redacted confession made inculpatory references to her. A defendant is deprived of her Sixth Amendment right to confront the witnesses against her when a nontestifying codefendant's out of court confession is introduced during a joint trial. Bruton v. United States, 391 U.S. 123, 137, 88 S. Ct. 1620, 20 L. Ed. 2d 476 (1968). However, a defendant's redacted confession that omits all reference to her codefendant accompanied by a proper limiting instruction does not violate the Confrontation Clause. Richardson v. Marsh, 481 U.S. 200, 211, 107 S. Ct. 1702, 95 L. Ed. 2d 176 (1987). Redacted confessions that replace a proper name with an obvious blank, a symbol, or the word "deleted" so closely resemble an unredacted statement that they fall within Bruton's protective rule. Gray v. Maryland, --- U.S. ----, ----, 118 S. Ct. 1151, 1155, --- L. Ed. 2d ----, ---- (1998).

Alexis's redacted confession does not violate Bruton or Gray. Alexis's confession was properly redacted to remove any references to Shumway's participation in the murder. Further, the confession does not contain any blank spaces or symbols that would have led the jury to link Alexis's statements to Shumway. Finally, the court provided an appropriate limiting instruction to the jury.

Shumway argues that her counsel provided ineffective assistance by failing to object to the introduction of the "bad daughter" evidence.

To prevail on a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, petitioner must show that her counsel's performance was deficient and that the deficient performance prejudiced her defense. Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 687, 104 S. Ct. 2052, 80 L. Ed. 2d 674 (1984). There is a "strong presumption that counsel's conduct falls within the wide range of reasonable professional assistance." Strickland, 466 U .S. at 689. A reviewing court need not address both prongs under Strickland if an insufficient showing is made under one prong. Id. at 697.

We need not consider whether counsel's performance was deficient, because Shumway cannot demonstrate prejudice. She confessed to the murder of her mother. In her redacted confession which was presented to the jury, she stated that she ground up Dilantin in a blender, added it to clam chowder, and fed the chowder to her mother. She further stated that when she later heard her mother moaning, she placed a pillow over her head to suffocate her. The "bad daughter" evidence may have made Shumway appear less sympathetic, but given her confession and her daughter's nearly identical confession, it is not reasonably probable that the outcome of the trial would have been different. See id.

AFFIRMED.


**
Honorable Tom Stagg, Senior United States District Judge for the Western District of Louisiana, sitting by designation


*
This disposition is not appropriate for publication and may not be cited to or by the courts of this circuit except as provided by Ninth Circuit Rule 36-3


1
The failure to exhaust state remedies does not deprive appellate courts of jurisdiction. Paradis v. Arave, 130 F.3d 385, 390 (9th Cir. 1997); 28 U.S.C. § 2254(b) (2.)5 Her Social Security Number was

535-28-4243, Social Security Applications and Claims Index lists Jimmie Jean Vansickle (Jimmie Jean Shumway) as born 11Jan1932 in Seattle, King Co., Washington and died 05Sep2003. Parents being George D.Vansickle and Suzine D. Sussman.

Census

CensusDatePlace
Census15 April 1940Beverly, King Co., Washington

Child of Jimmie Jean Van Sickle and male Shumway

Citations

  1. [S2303] Murder Tale Filled With Strangling, Poisoning -- Relatives Accused Of Killing Woman Who Didn't `Enjoy Life', The Seattle Times, http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910301&slug=1269053, 01 Mar 1991, n/a. Hereinafter cited as The Seattle Times.
  2. [S2304] A Deadly Secret She Could Hide No Longer -- Woman Reveals How She Helped In Killing Her Grandmother, The Seattle Times, http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910304&slug=1269582, 04 Mar 1991, n/a. Hereinafter cited as The Seattle Times.
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  4. [S2302] Relatives Sentenced For Murder -- Daughter, Granddaughter Get Total Of 55 Years, The Seattle Times, http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910928&slug=1307910, 28 Sep 1991, n/a. Hereinafter cited as The Seattle Times.
  5. [S2458] JUSTIA US Law, online https://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/F3/145/1340/470570/, Jimmie Jean Shumway, Petitioner-appellant, v. State of Washington; Chase Riveland, Respondents-appellees, 145 F.3d 1340 (9th Cir. 1998)
    Annotate this Case
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit - 145 F.3d 1340 (9th Cir. 1998)
    Argued and Submitted May 4, 1998. Decided May 19, 1998. Hereinafter cited as JUSTIA US Law.

Maude Lois Van Sickle

F, #8239, b. 23 March 1903, d. 28 June 1968
Last Edited=8 Jun 2020
     Maude Lois Van Sickle was born on 23 March 1903 at Iowa. She married Joseph Paul Marlatt. Maude Lois Van Sickle and Joseph Paul Marlatt were divorced in 1937. Maude Lois Van Sickle died on 28 June 1968 at Sherwood, Washington Co., Oregon, at age 65.
     Her married name was Marlatt.

Child of Maude Lois Van Sickle and Joseph Paul Marlatt

Marie Van Wilgen1

F, #4927, b. 6 February 1911, d. 17 March 2001
Last Edited=26 Aug 2020
     Marie Van Wilgen married Jeppie Jack Loverink. Marie Van Wilgen was born on 6 February 1911 at Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut.1 She died on 17 March 2001 at Bancroft, Freeborn Co., Minnesota, at age 90.
     Her married name was Loverink.1

Child of Marie Van Wilgen and Jeppie Jack Loverink

Citations

  1. [S1697] Letter from Florence Irene (Andrews) Richards (Blooming Prairie, Minnesota) to Steven Harn Redman, ca. 1973; Steven Harn Redman (2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT).

Dorothy VanBerek1

F, #4698
Last Edited=23 Jun 2004
     Dorothy VanBerek was born at Holland.1 She married Antoon Bongers.1
     Her married name was Bongers.1

Child of Dorothy VanBerek and Antoon Bongers

Citations

  1. [S1644] Henry Martin Bongers, death 1987-MN-013545 (12 May 1987), unknown repository, unknown repository address. Hereinafter cited as Death Certificate - Henry Bongers.

Felix Vande Zande

M, #7778
Last Edited=29 Aug 2019
     Felix Vande Zande married Martha Scherperal.

Child of Felix Vande Zande and Martha Scherperal

Ronald Vande Zande1

M, #7145, b. 11 September 1933, d. 9 February 2002
Last Edited=24 Aug 2020
     Ronald Vande Zande was born on 11 September 1933 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana. He was the son of Felix Vande Zande and Martha Scherperal. Ronald Vande Zande married Julia Anne Monhaut, daughter of John Baptist Monhaut and Mary Alice Shimp, on 8 September 1951 at Indiana.1 Ronald Vande Zande died on 9 February 2002 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana, at age 68. He was cremated on 15 February 2002 at South Bend, St. Joseph Co., Indiana.
     Obituary for Ronald P. Vande Zanda, 1933-2002 (Aged 68) -
Ronald P. Vande Zanda

Sept. 11, 1933 -Feb. 9. 2002 Ronald Phillip Vande Zande, 68, of Georgetown Apts., South Bend, moved past his battle with cancer at his home on Saturday, February 9, 2002. He was born on September 11, 1933, in South Bend, to Felix and Martha (Scherperal) Vande Zande, both preceding him in death. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles. Ron and wife Julia were married on September 8, 1951, and celebrated 50 years of marriage together this past year, 2001. In 1996, after 45 years of exceptional talent within South Bends Tool & Die Industry, Ron retired with Julia to their cabin retreat on Greenling Lake in Bitely, Michigan. Ron enjoyed spending time with Julia, riding motorcycles, and leisurely walking the beaches of Florida. Ron nourished a loving family, beginning with his wife, Julia, their first son, Daniel, and family, his wife, Carol, and sons, Danny and Jason. Danny and his wife, Missy, gifted Ron with his first great-grandson, Jarod on December 23, 2001. Rons second son, James, and his wife and daughter, Loretta and Olivia. Rons daughter, Debra, with her husband, Dean Munt, and their two children, Justin and Dylan. Completing their family with daughter, Ronnie Sue, and her husband, Dave Bennett, and son, Corey. Also surviving are four brothers, Edward and Eugene, both of South Bend, Jack of Edwardsburg, Ml., and Robert of Fort Wayne. Family and friends are welcomed for a tender remembrance of Ron at St. Joseph Funeral Home, 824 South Mayflower Road, today, February 12, between the hours of 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Julia has asked memorial contributions be presented to Hospice of St. Joseph County, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, for their dedicated support. We love you Dad."2

Child of Ronald Vande Zande and Julia Anne Monhaut

Citations

  1. [S2250] John D. Monhaut, South Bend Tribune (Indiana), n/a. Hereinafter cited as South Bend Tribune (Indiana).
  2. [S2539] Ronald P. Vande Zande, The South Bend Tribune (Indiana), https://www.newspapers.com, 12 feb 2002, 30. Hereinafter cited as The South Bend Tribune (Indiana).

Ronda Sue Vande Zande

F, #7780
Last Edited=25 Aug 2020
Relationships
3rd cousin 2 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
5th great-granddaughter of Jacob Rupel
     Ronda Sue Vande Zande is the daughter of Ronald Vande Zande and Julia Anne Monhaut. Ronda Sue Vande Zande married James Allen Dill on 19 July 1986 at Lydick, St. Joseph Co., Indiana. Ronda Sue Vande Zande married David Scott Bennett on 26 August 1997 at LaPorte Co., Indiana.

Blanche May Vandenburg

F, #7950, b. 1901
Last Edited=24 Mar 2020
     Blanche May Vandenburg was born in 1901 at Iowa. She married James Harrison Evans on 6 January 1922 at Lewistown, Fergus Co., Montana.
     As of 6 January 1922,her married name was Evans. The marriage of Blanche May Vandenburg and James Harrison Evans was annulled in 1923.

Jane Vanderhoof

F, #3325, b. circa June 1832, d. 25 June 1900
Last Edited=11 Apr 1999
     Jane Vanderhoof was born circa June 1832 at New York.1 She was the daughter of Jules Vanderhoof and Catherine (?) Jane Vanderhoof married Elisha H. Rupel, son of Peter Rupel and Christina (Nancy) Shumaker, on 25 November 1853.1 Jane Vanderhoof died on 25 June 1900.1
     Her married name was Rupel. Ruple Family in America, 1988, by Jack D. Ruple Sr., pg 149. History of St. Joseph Co., Indiana, 1880, page 674.

Children of Jane Vanderhoof and Elisha H. Rupel

Citations

  1. [S29] Jim Coleman, "Jim Coleman FHL film 1673524, item 14", 1990 (Mishawaka, Indiana). Hereinafter cited as "John Coleman records."

Jules Vanderhoof

M, #3778
Last Edited=29 May 1995
     Jules Vanderhoof married Catherine (?)
     History of St. Joseph Co., Indiana, 1880, page 674.

Child of Jules Vanderhoof and Catherine (?)

Murray Samuel Vandeusen

M, #4133, b. 13 October 1852, d. 11 July 1908
Last Edited=18 May 2015
     Murray Samuel Vandeusen married Lena Miller. Murray Samuel Vandeusen was born on 13 October 1852. He died on 11 July 1908 at age 55. He was buried at St. Johns Cemetery, Red Wing, Goodhue Co., Minnesota.
     Death Record for son Louis, gave information on parents.

Child of Murray Samuel Vandeusen and Lena Miller

Catherine VanHook1

F, #762
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
     Catherine VanHook married Cornelius Hoogland, son of Elbert Hoogland and Catalina Bennet.
     Her married name was Hoogland.

Child of Catherine VanHook and Cornelius Hoogland

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

male Vann

M, #8527
Last Edited=2 Feb 2021
     Male Vann married Kimmie L. Gelinas, daughter of Robert H. Gelinas and Marjorie Delores Reyna.

Tolthan Ann Vann1

F, #5101, b. 28 April 1852, d. 14 February 1902
Last Edited=17 Feb 2020
Relationship
3rd great-grandmother of Terresa Ann Struck
     Tolthan Ann Vann was born on 28 April 1852 at Evening Shade, Sharp Co., Arkansas. She married Marshall Lafayette Parks, son of Marshall Lafayette Parks and Mary H. Williams, on 26 December 1868.1 Tolthan Ann Vann died on 14 February 1902 at Centerville, Reynolds Co., Missouri, at age 49.
     Her married name was Parks.1

Child of Tolthan Ann Vann and Marshall Lafayette Parks

Citations

  1. [S1705] Web site of Merrill and Sharon Sanders, online http://www.pilotindexpeak.com/. Hereinafter cited as Web site of Merrill and Sharon Sanders.

Hendric Vanwaganen1

M, #1727
Last Edited=10 Nov 1997
Relationship
1st cousin 9 times removed of Steven Harn Redman
Charts
Descendant Chart for Dirck Jansen Hoogland
     Hendric Vanwaganen was the son of Hendrick Vanwaganen and Annetje Hoogland.

Citations

  1. [S621] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Hendrick Vanwaganen1

M, #780
Last Edited=23 Aug 1997
     Hendrick Vanwaganen married Annetje Hoogland, daughter of Dirck Jansen Hoogland and Annetje Hansen Bergen, circa 1684.

Child of Hendrick Vanwaganen and Annetje Hoogland

Citations

  1. [S107] Paul Bradley Purdy, A branch of the Purdy family descending from David and Eliza Ann Purdy with David's line from Francis Purdy of Fairfield 1595-1658. FHL Call Number 929.273 P972, pg 4 (Flint, Michigan: Purdy self-published, c1962). Hereinafter cited as The David Purdy Family.

Margaret A. Varnes

F, #8253, b. 4 February 1801, d. 29 December 1881
Last Edited=25 Jun 2020
     Margaret A. Varnes was born on 4 February 1801 at Fayette Co., Pennsylvania. She married Henry L. Leighty, son of Jacob Leighty and Frances Fuchs, circa 1830. Margaret A. Varnes died on 29 December 1881 at Fayette Co., Pennsylvania, at age 80.
     As of circa 1830,her married name was Leighty.

Joseph M Varos

M, #7462, b. 22 February 1896, d. 28 August 1970
Last Edited=23 Nov 2020
     Joseph M Varos married Mary Struck, daughter of George Struck and Juanita Teresa Tafoya. Joseph M Varos was born on 22 February 1896 at Taos, Taos Co., New Mexico.1 He died on 28 August 1970 at Denver, Denver Co., Colorado, at age 74.1 He was buried at Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, Boulder Co., Colorado.1

Citations

  1. [S2545] Findagrave.com website, database and images (1300 West Traverse Parkway, Lehi, Utah Co., Utah ), Joseph M. Varos, Memorial ID 95481283,
    Birth: 22 February 1896, Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
    Death: 28 August 1970, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
    Burial: Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado
    Source: Find a Grave
    SourceCitation: Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed 23 November 2020), memorial page for Joseph M. Varos (22 Feb 1896–28 Aug 1970), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95481283, citing Mountain View Memorial Park, Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA; Maintained by GravesScribe (contributor 46481285).

    Spouse Mary Struck Varos 1895–1989,.

Korey Vasa

M, #7304
Last Edited=5 Apr 2015
     Korey Vasa married Cassie Legerski, daughter of Anthony C. Legerski and Bernadette Marie Erramouspe, on 23 August 2014.

Carolyn Vassion

F, #3124
Last Edited=16 Sep 2020
     Carolyn Vassion married William Arnold Harn, son of Harry Harn and Florence Jenkins, on 3 November 1973.1

Citations

  1. [S647] Letter from Mildred (Toland) Harn (P.O. Box 36, Mather, PA 15346) to Steven Harn REDMAN (1), Mar 1995; Steven Harn Redman (2633 N. 1600 E., Layton, Davis Co., UT).