W91314 Ross Leon Estep
W91314 Ross Leon ESTEP was born 31 Jan 1899 in Putnam Co., IN at 9 p.m. and died 4 Jan 1956 in Putnam Co. (1) He is buried at Forest Hill cemetery in Greencastle, IN.
Ross married first on 17 Feb 1921 to Lula Ester CRAWLEY (2), daughter of Rev. William Tandy and Julie Belle (KESTERSON) CRAWLEY. They had four children. Lula was born 17 Sep 1901 in Putnam Co., IN and died 23 May 1950. She was known to the family and friends as "Uley" or "Belle."
He married second to Mabel M. (KIRKOFF) KINNICK, a widow of Iva W. KINNICK, on 30 or 31 Aug 1951 in Indianapolis, IN.(3) She was the daughter of Christain Fredric and Caroline (OELTINE) KIRKOFF. She was born 22 Sep 1899 in Hancock Co., IN and died in Indianapolis, IN in late 1970s. They had no issue. Mabel had children by her first marriage.
Children by Lula Ester CRAWLEY:
W913141 Charles William ESTEP born 21 Jun 1921 Putnam Co., IN; died
12 Sep 1921 Putnam Co., IN.(4)
W913142 Lula Mae ESTEP [living] born in Putnam Co., IN; married in Starke,
FL to Malcolm Kersey YORK, son of Ishmael and Callie Dooma (McADAMS) YORK. He died 11 Jul 1984.(5) Children of Lula and Malcolm: W9131421 David Ross YORK [living] born in Putnam Co., IN; married first on 19 Aug 1967 (6) to Martha Jane HOOPER, 2 children - Mollie Shannon
(married first to a KEMPER by whom she had a daughter, Madison Rebecca
KEMPER, and second to a CARMICHAEL) and Adam Jeffrey; married
second to Linda NATTKEMPER (no issue); and married third to Kathleen
FREESE (died in 1999), 1 daughter - Kathryn Marie.
W9131422 Michael Kent YORK born 29 May 1949; died c1995; married Rebeca Ann SMITH, 2 children - Ann (died as infant) and Nathan Elliot (adopted).
W913143 Betty Jane ESTEP born in Putnam Co., IN(7); died 2 Jan 2002 Putnam Co., IN;
buried at Brick Chapel Cemetery, Putnam Co., IN; married at Keesler Field, MS to Robert Ralph COOPER [living](8), son of Hubert Earl and Dorothy Louise (ALLEN) COOPER. He was born in Putnam Co., IN. Children of Betty Jane and Robert: W9131431 Mark Allen COOPER [living](9) born in Putnam Co., IN; married in Putnam Co., IN to Mary Jane HIGGINS, daughter of Byrl Woodrow and Anna Olive (BRUSH) HIGGINS, no issue. W9131432 Rodney Dean COOPER [living] born in Putnam Co., IN; married first to Michelle THOMPSON, no issue; married second to Donna Carol MAYNARD in Houston, TX, children - Alissa Carol, Travis Jackson, Austin Louis (twin) and Audrey Diane (twin).
W913144 Freda Maxine ESTEP born 15 Jul 1929; died of TB on 22 Feb 1931.(10)
(1) Putnam Co. Death Records Book G-B, p. 52, Dept of Health, Putnam Co. Courthouse, Greencastle, IN.
(2) Putnam Co. Marriage Records Book 20, p. 183, County Clerk's Office, Greencastle, IN.
(3) Interview with Mabel Kinnick Estep in 1969 by my step-grandmother. Additional information from interview: "she stated she had been a teacher in Indianapolis Schools many years."
(4) Putnam Co. Death Records Book M, p. 118, Dept of Health, Putnam Co. Courthouse, Greencastle, IN.
(5) Interview with Lula Mae Estep (W913142), my aunt, in 1980 and 2001. All information on her children and their issue were obtained from these interviews.
(6) Mark Cooper was present at this marriage which took place in Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN.
(7) Certified copy of birth certificate in Mark Cooper's possession.
(8) Certified copy of birth certificate in Mark Cooper's possession.
(9) Certificate of Birth in my possession.
(10) Putnam Co. Death Records Book O, #79, Dept of Health, Putnam Co. Courthouse, Greencastle, IN.