William M. Shigley
(1821-1903)
Anna Johnson
(1831-1912)
Manford A. Beeker
(1843-1929)
Mary Magdalene Stoyker
(1845-1895)
Sherman T. Shigley
(1860-1944)
Laura Frances Beeker
(1868-1954)
May Belle Shigley
(1890-1956)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Howard Truman Brockway
2. Robert A. Black Sr.

May Belle Shigley 3 4 5

  • Born: 25 Jul 1890, Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN 5
  • Marriage (1): Howard Truman Brockway on 28 Mar 1915 in Logansport, Cass, IN 1
  • Marriage (2): Robert A. Black Sr. on 11 Oct 1923 in Chicago, Cook, IL 2
  • Died: 5 Mar 1956, Frankfort, Clinton, IN at age 65 4 5 6
  • Buried: 7 Mar 1956, Valparaiso: Graceland Cemetery, Porter, IN, USA 4 5

   FamilySearch ID: GQKL-SDF.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 7 The 1900 census recorded Shurman Shigley, grocery, 36, born Jul 1864, living with wife Laura L, 33, Aug 1867; May, 10, Jul 1890; and Russel, 8, Jul 1892. Laura was married for 10 years to Sherman and she had birthed 2 children, both alive in 1900. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except Sherman's father in Ohio and mother in Sweden.

2. Census in 1910 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN. 8 The 1910 census recorded owning a home at 500 North Salisbury Street in Battle Ground: Sherman Shigley, restaurant proprietor, 46, living with wife Laura, 42; May, 19; and Russell, 17. The census columns record Laura and Sherman were married at age 20 and she had birthed 2 children by 1910. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

3. Residence: 329 McKinley St., Gary, IN on 6 May 1929 in Gary, Lake, IN. 6

4. Census in 1930 in Tippecanoe Township, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 9 The 1930 census recorded owning a home: Laura Shigley, widowed, farmer, 61, living with her daughter, May Black, widowed, 39. They and their parents were born in Indiana.

5. Obituary: Journal and Courier: obituary of May B. Black on 5 Mar 1956 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 4 MRS. MAY B. BLACK
FRANKFORT -- Mrs. May Belle Black, 65, of Frankfort, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday in Clinton county hospital here after an illness of three years. A native of Battle Ground, she was married to Robert Black in April, 1922, and he preceded her in death in 1929. She was a member of Pretty Prairie Methodist church, and was employed by Wright-Patterson field, Dayton, O., until three years ago. Survivors include a brother, Russell Shigley of Frankfort.
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BLACK, Mrs. May Belle -- Friends may call at the Thompson funeral home, Brookston, after 5 p. m. Tuesday. Services there at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Rev. C. A. Mitchell officiating. Burial Graceland cemetery, Valparaiso.

6. Newspaper: Journal and Courier: Beekers File Suit To Break Will, 27 Oct 1956, Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 3 Suit To Break Will Is Filed
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FRANKFORT -- Suit to set aside the will of May B. Black, filed for probate in Circuit court, was instituted Friday by eight persons -- Opal Aper, Hazel Chenoweth, Manford Beeker, Bernice Beeker, Clifford Beeker, Leonard Beeker, John Beeker and Stephen Beeker against Magdelrne Hornbcck as executrix of the estate and Magdoline Hornback, Thornton Beeker and Katheryn Shigley as heirs named in the will. The estate includes real estate in Clinton and Tippecanoe counties estimated to be worth $30,000. The will was drawn April 11, 1950. The complaint alleges undue influence in the writing of the will.


May married Howard Truman Brockway on 28 Mar 1915 in Logansport, Cass, IN.1 (Howard Truman Brockway was born on 5 May 1886 in Colfax, McLean, IL,10 11 died on 24 Feb 1952 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 10 11 and was buried on 26 Feb 1952 in Brookston: IOOF Brookston Cemetery, White, IN, USA 10 11.)


May next married Robert A. Black Sr. on 11 Oct 1923 in Chicago, Cook, IL.2 (Robert A. Black Sr. was born on 25 Jun 1893 in , , IL,6 died on 6 May 1929 in Gary, Lake, IN 3 6 12 13 and was buried on 8 May 1929 in Valparaiso: Graceland Cemetery, Porter, IN, USA 6 12 13.)


Sources


1 Ancestry, Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993, Howard L. Brockway and Maedell B. Shigley m. 28 Mar 1915 Logansport IN.

2 Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1920 (www.FamilySearch.org), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q21V-W4L3 Robert A Black and May B Brockway, 11 Oct 1923; citing Marriage, Cook, Illinois, United States, citing Cook County Clerk. Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 102066572.

3 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 27 Oct 1956, page 12. Beekers Suit To Break Will of May B. Black.

4 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 5 Mar 1956, page 4. Obituary of May B. Black.

5 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/207463077.

6 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 16999 Robert A. Black, father Archie Blackm mother uknown, wife May Black, informant.

7 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M994-YY4 Shurman Shigley, Tippecanoe Township (west part) Battle Ground city, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 111, sheet 1B, family 26.

8 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-B9P Sherman Shigley, Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 188, sheet 4B, family 86.

9 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4BG-1YJ Laura Shigley, Tippecanoe, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 26, sheet 10B, line 99, family 135.

10 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Howard Trumon Brockway, divorced, father Charles Brockway, mother Myrtle Brown.

11 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 25 Feb 1952, page 8. Obituary of Howard T. Brockway.

12 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/78425350.

13 "Vidette-Messenger of Porter County (Valparaiso, IN)," 7 May 1929, page 1. Obituary of Robert A. Black.



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