Thomas, Letha Helen

Thomas, Letha Helen

Female 1922 - 2013  (90 years)

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  • Name Thomas, Letha Helen 
    Born 16 Sep 1922  Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 28 Apr 1950  Harrison, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 24 May 1993  Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Residence 27 Apr 2013  Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 27 Apr 2013  Dunkirk, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Buried Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID I35873  Sackett
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2022 

    Father Thomas, Frank A. Sr.,   b. 1 Jan 1900, Hartford City, Blackford County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1984, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Rynes, Ethel Glenn,   b. 6 May 1898, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1968, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married Unknown 
    Children
    +1. Thomas, Letha Helen,   b. 16 Sep 1922, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 2013, Dunkirk, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     
    Family ID F12871  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Bailey, Rev. Vaughn Lazarre,   b. 19 Apr 1924, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1993, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 1 Mar 1947  Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Living
    +3. Living
     4. Bailey, George Allan,   b. 19 Apr 1965, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 2011, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F12870  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Belew, Robert Samuel,   b. Abt 1921, Owensville, Clermont County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown 
    Married 9 Feb 1941  Delaware County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F29741  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Sep 1922 - Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1941 - Delaware County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Mar 1947 - Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 28 Apr 1950 - Harrison, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Bailey, George Allan - 19 Apr 1965 - Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 24 May 1993 - Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 27 Apr 2013 - Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Apr 2013 - Dunkirk, Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend Address Cemetery Street/Feature Village/Neighborhood/Community Township/Parish City County/Shire State/Province Country Region Not Set

  • Notes 
    • Letha Helen Thomas had a previous marriage:

      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXTB-Q2Y
      Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
      Name: Robert S Belew
      Event: Marriage
      Event Date: 09 Feb 1941
      Event Place: , Delaware, Indiana
      Other Event Place: «tab»
      Registration Place: , Delaware, Indiana, United States
      Marriage License Date: 07 Feb 1941
      Residence: Yorktown, ,
      Gender: Male
      Age (Estimated): 21
      Number of Prior Marriages: «tab»
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 24 Oct 1920
      Birthplace: Owensville, , Ohio
      Father's Name: Floyd Belew
      Mother's Name:«tab»Ella Sanders
      Spouse's Name: Letha Helen Thomas
      Spouse's Residence: Portland, , Indiana
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age (Estimated): 19
      Spouse's Number of Prior Marriages: «tab»
      Spouse's Race: White
      Spouse's Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
      Spouse's Birthplace: Portland, , Indiana
      Spouse's Father's Name: Frank Thomas
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Ethel Rines
      Informant's Name: «tab»
      Officiator's Name: Charles A Fisher
      Page: 183
      Record Number: «tab»
      Reference: «tab»
      Film Number: 002069556
      Digital Folder Number: 004476700
      Image Number: 00940
      Number of Images: 1
      Batch Number: M02987-6

  • Sources 
    1. [S2770] Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 2022.
      Name: Letha Helen Thomas
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
      Birth Place: Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA
      Father: Frank Thomas
      Mother: Ethel Glenn Rines
      Certificate Number: 46208
      Roll Number: 40474_357264
      Volume Range: 91 - 95

      Researched by Ted Smith

    2. [S2770] Indiana, U.S., Birth Certificates, 1907-1944, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 2), 27 Jul 2022.
      Name: Nancy Jo Belew
      Gender: Female
      Birth Date: 5 May 1942
      Birth Place: Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA
      Registration Year: 1942
      Certificate Number: 22905
      Father: Robert Samuel Nelew, age 21, b. Owensville, Ohio
      Mother: Letha Helen Thomas, age 19, b. Portland, Indiana
      Roll Number: 60871.IDX.002_I1415115
      Volume Range: 46-50

      Researched by Ted Smith

    3. [S2769] 1950 United States Federal Census (Ancestry.com), (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2022.
      Vaughn L Bailey, Head, W, M, 26, Mar Indiana, Linotype Operator
      Letha H Bailey, Wife, W, F, 27, Mar, Indiana
      Nancy Jo Belew, Stepdaughter (Step Daughter), W, F, 7, Nev, Indiana
      Pamela K Belew, Stepdaughter (Step Daughter)W, F, 2, Nev, Indiana

      Researched by Ted Smith

    4. [S1366] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 2022.
      Name: Vaughn L Bailey
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 69
      Marital status: Married
      Residence: 220 W 2nd St, Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA
      Occupation: Mayor of Portland
      Birth Date: 19 Apr 1924
      Birth Place: Portland, Indiana
      Death Date: 24 May 1993
      Death Place: Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA
      Father: James Bailey
      Mother: Nancy Isabelle Tyndall
      Spouse: Letha Helen Bailey
      Informant: Letha Bailey, 220 W 2nd St, Porland
      Burial: Green Park Cemetery, Portland, Indiana

      Researched by Ted Smith

    5. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2022.
      The Daily Advocate (Greenville, Ohio), 25 May 1993, Page 2

      Vaughn Bailey

      Portland, Ind., Mayor Vaughn L. Bailey, 69, of 220 W. Second St., Portland, died Monday morning at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Ind., following a brief illness.

      Mr. Bailey, born in Portland, had served as mayor since January 1992. A member of the Portland American Legion Post 211, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army in World War II.

      He retired in 1986 from Muncie newspapers where he worked for 37 years in the press room He was also a pastor of several area churches.

      Mr. Bailey graduated, from Portland High School and attended Slippery Rock State Teachers College in Pennsylvania and Ball State University, Muncie.

      Surviving are his wife, Letha; two sons, Thomas V. and George A., both of Portland; three daughters, Nancy Jo Laux of Berne, Ind., and Pamela Swell and Jodee Borgerding, both of Portland; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sarah Hutson of Portland.

      Services will be held at 11 a.m. (Indiana time) Friday at Faith Baptist Church, Portland, with the Revs. Linwood Doane and James Caldwell officiating. Burial will follow in Green Park Cemetery, Portland.

      Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. (Indiana time) Wednesday and from 2 to 8 p.m. (Indiana time) Thursday at Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home, Portland. Memorial contributions may be made to. the Jay County Cancer Society.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith

    6. [S1225] GenealogyBank.com (Reliability: 2), 27 Jul 2022.
      Letha Helen Bailey, 90

      LETHA HELEN BAILEY

      Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - Monday, April 29, 2013
      LETHA HELEN BAILEY, 90, of Portland, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. She was the widow of former Portland Mayor Vaughn Bailey. Surviving are her three daughters, Nancy Jo (Larry) Laux of Berne, Pamela K. (Dave) Sewell of rural Portland, Jodee L. Borgerding (fiance Dennis Roush) of Portland; son, Thomas V. (Jayne) Bailey of Frankfort, Ky.; 13 grandchildren; and several great and great-great-grandchildren; Tricia Walter, the fiancee of the late George Bailey, the son of Letha Bailey. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Williamson & Spencer Funeral Home in Portland, with calling one hour prior. Visitation also from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Green Park Cemetery. Memorials to Millers Merry Manor Activity Fund or Cornerstone Baptist Church. williamsonspencer.com

      Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, IN) - Monday, April 29, 2013

      Journal Gazette, The (Fort Wayne, Indiana) 29 April 2013, obit for LETHA HELEN BAILEY, GenealogyBank.com (https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/145FD6FDCD646010-145FD6FDCD646010 : accessed 27 July 2022)

      Researched by Ted Smith

    7. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 26 Jul 2022.
      Memorial ID 109647188
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/109647188

      Letha Helen Thomas Bailey

      Birth
      16 Sep 1922
      Jay County, Indiana, USA
      Death
      27 Apr 2013 (aged 90)
      Dunkirk, Jay County, Indiana, USA
      Burial
      Green Park Cemetery
      Portland, Jay County, Indiana, USA

      Letha Helen Bailey, age 90, a resident of Portland, passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Millers Merry Manor in Dunkirk.

      She was the widow of former Portland Mayor Vaughn Bailey.

      Letha was born on September 16, 1922, in Portland, Indiana the daughter of Frank and Ethel (Rines) Thomas.

      Survivors include:
      3 daughters:
      Nancy Jo Laux (husband Larry) ? Berne IN
      Pamela K. Sewell (husband Dave) ? rural Portland IN
      Jodee L. Borgerding (Fiancé Dennis Roush) ? Portland IN

      1 son: Thomas V. Bailey (wife Jayne) ? Frankfort KY
      13 grandchildren and several great and great-great grandchildren

      Tricia Walter, the fiancée of the late George Bailey, the son of Letha Bailey

      She was preceded in death by one son, George Bailey

      Williamson and Spencer Funeral Home

      Researched by Ted Smith

    8. [S829] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, (https://familysearch.org/), Page: 541 (Reliability: 3).
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/V6RT-5ZW
      Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
      Name: Vaughn Lazree Bailey
      Event: Marriage
      Event Date: 01 Mar 1947
      Event Place: , Jay, Indiana
      Registration Place: , Jay, Indiana, United States
      Marriage License Date: 01 Mar 1947
      Residence: , Jay, Indiana
      Gender: Male
      Age (Estimated): 23
      Number of Prior Marriages: «tab»
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 20 Apr 1924
      Birthplace: , Jay, Indiana
      Father's Name: James L Bailey
      Mother's Name: Nancy Isabelle Tyndall
      Spouse's Name: Letha Helen Thomas Belew
      Spouse's Residence: , Jay, Indiana
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age (Estimated): 25
      Spouse's Number of Prior Marriages: «tab»
      Spouse's Race: White
      Spouse's Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
      Spouse's Birthplace: , Jay, Indiana
      Spouse's Father's Name: Frank A Thomas
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Ethel G Rynes
      Officiator's Name: Jesse H Nall
      Page: 541
      Film Number: 002169119
      Digital Folder Number: 004714952
      Image Number: 00790
      Number of Images: 1
      Batch Number: M03137-8

    9. [S2403] Indiana, U.S., Marriages, 1810-2001, (Ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3), 26 Jul 2022.
      Name: Letha Helen Thomas Belew [Letha Helen Thomas Thomas]
      Gender: Female
      Race: White
      Age: 25
      Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
      Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
      Birth Place: Jay, Indiana
      Marriage Date: 1 Mar 1947
      Marriage Place: Indiana, United States
      Residence Place: Jay, Indiana
      Father: Frank A Thomas
      Mother: Ethel G Rynes
      Spouse: Vaughn Lazree Bailey
      Page: 541

      Name: Vaughn Lazree Bailey
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 23
      Event Type: Marriage Registration (Marriage)
      Birth Date: 20 Apr 1924
      Birth Place: Jay, Indiana
      Marriage Date: 1 Mar 1947
      Marriage Place: Indiana, United States
      Residence Place: Jay, Indiana
      Father: James L Bailey
      Mother: Nancy Isabelle Tyndall
      Spouse: Letha Helen Thomas Belew
      Page: 541

    10. [S829] Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959, (https://familysearch.org/) (Reliability: 3), 27 Jul 2022.
      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XXTB-Q2Y
      Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959
      Name: Robert S Belew
      Event: Marriage
      Event Date: 09 Feb 1941
      Event Place: , Delaware, Indiana
      Other Event Place: «tab»
      Registration Place: , Delaware, Indiana, United States
      Marriage License Date: 07 Feb 1941
      Residence: Yorktown, ,
      Gender: Male
      Age (Estimated): 21
      Number of Prior Marriages: «tab»
      Race: White
      Birth Date: 24 Oct 1920
      Birthplace: Owensville, , Ohio
      Father's Name: Floyd Belew
      Mother's Name:«tab»Ella Sanders
      Spouse's Name: Letha Helen Thomas
      Spouse's Residence: Portland, , Indiana
      Spouse's Gender: Female
      Spouse's Age (Estimated): 19
      Spouse's Number of Prior Marriages: «tab»
      Spouse's Race: White
      Spouse's Birth Date: 16 Sep 1922
      Spouse's Birthplace: Portland, , Indiana
      Spouse's Father's Name: Frank Thomas
      Spouse's Mother's Name: Ethel Rines
      Informant's Name: «tab»
      Officiator's Name: Charles A Fisher
      Page: 183
      Record Number: «tab»
      Reference: «tab»
      Film Number: 002069556
      Digital Folder Number: 004476700
      Image Number: 00940
      Number of Images: 1
      Batch Number: M02987-6


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