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Leona M. "Ona" Skeels

Leona M. "Ona" Skeels

Female 1875 - 1948  (72 years)

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  • Name Leona M. "Ona" Skeels 
    Born 2 Apr 1875  IN; of York Twp., Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1948  Noble Co., IN; burial: Christian Chapel Cem., Merriam, Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I4301  forneyclark
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2018 

    Father Isaac Skeels,   b. 11 Apr 1848, raised in Green Twp., Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1938, Probably Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother Sarah J. Nicodemus,   b. ABT. 1854, IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1916  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married 15 Sep 1872 
    Family ID F1609  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elmer R. Holcomb,   b. 1867,   d. 1942, York Twp., Noble Co., IN; burial: Christian Chapel Cem., Merriam, Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 8 Oct 1892  Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Fay Holcomb,   b. 25 Jun 1893
     2. Thurlow Cleon Holcomb,   b. 19 Apr 1894, Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1990, Burial: Christian Chapel Cem., Merriam, Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     3. Jesse Elfleda Holcomb,   b. 11 Sep 1900, Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1917, Noble Co., IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F1670  Group Sheet

    Family 2 William Brumbaugh 
    Married AFT. 1942 
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F3922  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Holcomb, Elmer R. (1867-1942) & Leona M. “Ona” Skeels (1875-1948) & Thurlow Cleon Holcomb (1894-1990) & Fay Holcomb (b. 1893) & Jesse Elfleda Holcomb (1900-1917)
    Holcomb, Elmer R. (1867-1942) & Leona M. “Ona” Skeels (1875-1948) & Thurlow Cleon Holcomb (1894-1990) & Fay Holcomb (b. 1893) & Jesse Elfleda Holcomb (1900-1917)
    Group photo of (L-R) Elmer R. Holcomb & Fay Holcomb Switzer & Thurlow Cleon Holcomb & Jesse Elfleda Holcomb & Leona M. “Ona” Skeels Holcomb Brumbaugh probably was taken about 1903 and came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980 (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN). Important contributors to Section II of the above text were Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs.
    Holcomb, Fay (b. 1893) & Leona M. “Ona” Skeels (1875-1948) & Thurlow Cleon Holcomb (1894-1990) & Elmer R. Holcomb (1867-1942) & Jesse Elfleda Holcomb (1900-1917)
    Holcomb, Fay (b. 1893) & Leona M. “Ona” Skeels (1875-1948) & Thurlow Cleon Holcomb (1894-1990) & Elmer R. Holcomb (1867-1942) & Jesse Elfleda Holcomb (1900-1917)
    Group photo was taken in Indiana about 1910 and came from the Skeels/ Holcomb Collection by Michael Young. Included (L-R) are Fay Holcomb Switzer & Leona M. “Ona” Skeels Holcomb Brumbaugh & Thurlow Cleon Holcomb & Elmer R. Holcomb & Jesse Elfleda Holcomb.

    Back of postcard reads:
    Taken at Grandpa Skeel’s farm (the old Allen Farm)
    on US 33 & junction of Angling Road to Albion thru Port Mitchell
    (Near Churubusco in Whitley County)
    Taken about 1910.
    Faye (Holcomb) Switzer
    Leona (Skeels) Holcomb
    Thurlow C. Holcomb
    Elmer Holcomb
    Jessie Holcomb

  • Notes 
    • Source:
      Information came from Richard E. Skeels. It originally appeared in Skeels Family History 1720-1980 (which includes the text of a hard back bound book, compiled and printed by George W. Roof in 1903 in Albion, IN). Important contributors to Section II of the above text were: Hazel Brown McCollough & Mrs. J. Harry Kidwell & Mrs. Edmund Schafer & Col. Mortimer Bennet. Kenton M. Kidd organized and compiled the combined three book edition of Skeels Family History 1720-1980. Part of the earlier books were set in type at South Side Press by Wayne Favinger, aged 15 yrs:
      Name

      Source:
      US 1880 Census of Green, Noble Co., IN:
      Household:
      Name Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
      Isaac SKEELS Self M Male W 32 OH Farming OH PA
      Sarah J. SKEELS Wife M Female W 26 IN Keeping House PA PA
      Franklin A. SKEELS Son S Male W 6 IN OH IN
      Leoney M. SKEELS Dau S Female W 5 IN OH IN
      William E. SKEELS Son S Male W 2 IN OH IN

      Source:
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~innoble/index.htm
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~innoble/Obituaries/Shu.htm
      Noble County INGenWeb Project:
      Noble County INGenWeb Project Coordinator: CJWhan
      Indiana State INGenWeb Project Coordinator: Debby Beheler
      OBITUARY USED BY PERMISSION:
      Isaac Skeels:
      Skeels Isaac was born in Ohio April 11, 1848, the son of Benjamin and Margaret (Leatherman) Skeels and one of a family of four. He died May 22, 1938 at the age of 90 years, one month and 11 days. When he was 14 his family came as pioneers to Noble County. He has made his home here ever since. For several years he taught in various schools of the county. On Sept. 15, 1872 he married Sarah Jane Nicodemus who died Jan. 20, 1916. They had 8 children, one of whom died in infancy and another at the age of 4. Two sons, Lawrence L. and John D., died in 1933. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leona M. Holcomb of York Twp; and 3 sons, Frank A., William E., and Charles H., all of Noble Twp.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Addis of Green Twp; 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He joined the Baptist Church of Wolf Lake by letter in 1905 and was named an honorary deacon in appreciation of many years of service. + 5-?-1938

      Source:
      SEE JAMES HUG'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3317764&id=I28013
      Hug 10-07:
      James Hug:
      ID: I28013
      Name: Elmer R. HOLCOMB
      Given Name: Elmer R.
      Surname: Holcomb
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1867
      Death: 1942
      Burial: Christian Chapel Cem. Noble Co, IN
      _UID: 66255970F3624BA992BD97FE542527C3E49D
      Change Date: 31 Jan 2006 at 00:56
      Note: Holcomb Elmer, 76, died at his home in York Twp Sunday morning. Surviving are the widow; a son Thurlow of Albion; and a daughter, Mrs.Wayne Switzer of Cromwell. Funeral was at Albion U. B. Church Tuesday. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 8-?-1942
      Marriage 1 Leona M. SKEELS b: 2 Apr 1875 in Noble Co, IN
      Married: 8 Oct 1892 in Noble Co, IN
      Change Date: 31 Jan 2006
      Children
      Fay HOLCOMB b: 25 Jun 1893
      Jessie HOLCOMB

      Source:
      SEE JAMES HUG'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:3317764&id=I28006
      Hug 10-07:
      James Hug:
      ID: I28006
      Name: Leona M. SKEELS
      Given Name: Leona M.
      Surname: Skeels
      Sex: F
      Birth: 2 Apr 1875 in Noble Co, IN
      Death: 1948 in Noble Co, IN
      Burial: Christian Chapel Cem. Noble Co, IN
      _UID: 0CAEB138DE244D0F920FDCC183A509A3138B
      Change Date: 31 Jan 2006 at 00:56
      Note: Brumbaugh Leona (Skeels), second of a family of eight, was born April 2, 1875 in Noble Twp, Noble County, Ind. and died at McCray Hospital July 16, 1948. Two brothers, William and Charles of Wolf Lake, survive. In October 1892 she married Elmer Holcomb, who died in 1942. They spent their entire lives in Noble County. Three children were born to this union, Thurlo of near Albion, Fay Switzer of Cromwell, and Jessie, who died in 1917. Other survivors are a grandson, Dr.Robert Switzer, and two great-grandsons of Denver, Colo.; one granddaughter, Rosalyn Meador; and one great-grandson of Hawaii. She became an active member of the Burr Oak and Wolf Lake Baptists Churches early in life. She later transferred her membership to the Albion U. B. Church. Funeral was July 18 from the local Evangelical U.B. Church. Burial, Christian Chapel Cemetery. + 7-?-1948
      Father: Isaac Scott SKEELS b: 11 Apr 1848 in Tuscarawas Co, OH
      Mother: Sarah Jane NICODEMAS
      Marriage 1 Elmer R. HOLCOMB b: 1867
      Married: 8 Oct 1892 in Noble Co, IN
      Change Date: 31 Jan 2006
      Children
      Fay HOLCOMB b: 25 Jun 1893
      Jessie HOLCOMB
      Marriage 2 William BRUMBAUGH
      Married: in Noble Co, IN
      Change Date: 31 Jan 2006



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