Deborah Hesser Schults
(1858-1932)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Alvin Gay

Deborah Hesser Schults 1 2

  • Born: 30 Jul 1858, Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA 2 3
  • Marriage (1): Alvin Gay on 5 Sep 1876 in , Porter, IN
  • Died: 18 Jan 1932, South Bend, St. Joseph, IN at age 73 2 3
  • Buried: Valparaiso, Porter, IN 2

   FamilySearch ID: 937B-3Y9.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1880 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 4 The 1880 census recorded Alvin Gay, farmer, 28, living with wife Debra, 22; and son Elmer, 2. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Alvin's father and Debra's mother in Ohio.

2. Census in 1900 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 5 The 1900 census recorded Alvin Gay, farmer, 48, born Jun 1852, living with wife Deborah, 42, Jul 1857; Elmer, 22, Mar 1878; Ross, 18, Mar 1882; Frank, 11, Nov 1888; and Grace, 7, Mar 1893. The census columns record Alvin and Deborah were married for 23 years and she had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Alivin's father and Deborah's mother in Ohio.

3. Census in 1910 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 6 The 1910 census recorded Alvin Gay, farmer, 58, living with wife Deborah H., 52; son farmer, Charles R. 28; Frank M., farm laborer, 21; and Grace V., 17. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Alvin's father in Ohio. Alvin and Deborah were married for 33 years and she had birthed 4 children, all alive in 1910.

4. Census in 1920 in Morgan Township, Porter, IN, USA. 7 The 1920 census recorded Charles R. Gay, railroad crossing watchman, 37, living with his father, Alvin, 68, and mother, Deborah H., 61. They and their parents were born in Indiana except Alvin's father and Deborah's mother in Ohio.

5. Obituary: Vidette-Messenger: DEBORAH H. GAY, AGE 74, PIONEER OF COUNTY, DIES on 18 Jan 1932 in Valparaiso, Porter, IN. 3 ---
DEBORAH H. GAY, AGE 74, PIONEER OF COUNTY, DIES
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Mrs. Deborah H. Gay, age 74 years, a pioneer resident of Porter county, died this noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Floyd M. Horne, in South Bend, according to word received here by her son, Elmer Gay, Vapariso rural route carrier.
She had been in ill health for several months, and during the last two weeks her condition had become grave.
Born in Morgan township, Porter county, in July , 1857, Mrs. Gray spent practically all her life in the county. Her father, Hohn Schultz, came to Porter county in 1836, when the county was first formed. Her mother was Deborah Heser, and the marriage of the parents was solemized on July 2, 1840.
She was one of the a family of eight children, of whom only Cyrus Schutz, of Valparaiso, survives.
Also surviving are four children, Elmer Gay, Valparaiso; Frank Gay of New Carlisle, Ind., Toss C. Gay of and Mrs. Floyd Horne, of South Bend. Her husband, Alvin Gay, died a number of years ago.
The body will be brought to the Frank A. LePell & son funteral home here, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Deborah married Alvin Gay, son of John B. Gay Sr. and Elizabeth Beeker, on 5 Sep 1876 in , Porter, IN. (Alvin Gay was born on 22 Jun 1851 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA,1 8 died on 5 Mar 1923 in Prairie Township, White, IN, USA 1 8 and was buried on 8 Mar 1923 in Battle Ground: Pretty Prairie Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1 8.)


Sources


1 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 12290. Alvin Gay, father John Gay, mother Elizabeth Beeker, spouse Deborah, informant Charles Gay brother.

2 The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) (Valparaiso, La Porte, Indiana), https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35054902.

3 The Vidette-Messenger (Valparaiso, IN) (Valparaiso, La Porte, Indiana), 18 Jan 1932, page 3. Obituary of Deborah H. Gay.

4 1880 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHS7-STV Alvin Gay, Morgan, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 143, sheet 526B.

5 1900 United States Census, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M9MP-HV4 Alvin Gay, Morgan Township, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 88, sheet 3A, family 43.

6 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5D-8L1 Alvin Gay, Morgan, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 145, sheet 4B, family 79.

7 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF4C-8VB Alvin Gay in household of Charles R Gay, Morgan, Porter, Indiana, United States; citing ED 149, sheet 6B, line 95, family 108.

8 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7131657.



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