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Family of William Joseph VESEY and Margaret (Maggie) Estelle STUDEBAKER

Married2072 1882 Jul 252072 at Decatur, IN2072.

A lengthy biographical sketch2253 of William J Vesey, starting page 582 of The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne Indiana, Vol 2, includes a genealogical sketch of his lineage back to William of Braintree and a description of the immigration, emigrations and history of the Vesey branch of the Veazie/Vesey family. William's full name is listed in the marriage record2072 for her daughter Sarah (Sallie) to Cecil Max. In other newspaper articles by Fort Wayne newspapers, Sarah announced that there would be no attendants at the wedding. That may have been because there was no room as the description of her wedding (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette Oct 12 1911 p9) takes up a newspaper column, a list of the relatives and guests comprising nearly one-half that length. Among those mentioned as Sarah's relatives and guests: her sisters Margaret and Catherine; Mrs. Sarah J Vesey, grandmother; aunts Mrs Allen J Vesey and Mrs John Vesey; Mrs Pearl Max and Mr Harold Max of Muncie; Mr William H Vesey (prob her first cousin once removed, son of John B Vesey) of Chicago; and brother David Vesey, having come from Ann Arbor to be present.

Maggie's full maiden name is listed in the marriage record2072 of daughter Sarah (Sallie) to Cecil Max. Her obituary in the Fort Wayne (IN) Weekly Sentinel, Apr 13, 1910, relates that she had appeared ill on a streetcar before disembarking and seating herself in a drugstore. She then collapsed and was taken to the rear of the store. Dr McKeeman was summoned from his home next door, but arrived to find her dead. Attorney A J Vesey, brother-in-law, was summoned as it was believed that Judge William Vesey, her husband, was out of town. In fact, William was called and arrived with his brother. The body was removed to the family home at 2602 Thompson Ave. Mrs Vesey was only 47 years old but had been suffering from arterio-sclerosis for some time. She was the daughter of Judge David Studebaker (and Harriet Evans), born in Decatur, educated at Decatur and the Fort Wayne M E College and married Judge Vesey in 1882. The children of Judge and Maggie Vesey are all mentioned in the obituary. Maggie was an authority on flowers and she and her husband had established greenhouses as the firm of W J and M S Vesey.

Child 1. Margaret

Margaret's middle name is given in The Pictorial History of Fort Wayne2253. In 1920, Margaret and her sister Catherine were rooming in an hotel in Louisville, KY. Margaret's occupation was General Secretary of the YWCA, and sister Catherine is listed as an actress at Camp Taylor. Margaret's 1992 passport application2243 states her occupation as General Secretary of the Young Womans Christian Association, and she will be traveling to Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay for YWCA work. The identification portion of that application was made by her grandmother Sarah W Vesey of Fort Wayne, IN. In 1930, still a secretary for the YWCA, Margaret and another secretary of the YWCA, Anna Seeburg are boarding in Mount Vernon, NY, where there is still today a YWCA. In 1940, Margaret is residing back in Fort Wayne, a social worker for the American Red Cross. Her sister Catherine Kamke, divorced, is living with her.

Children of William Joseph VESEY and Margaret (Maggie) Estelle STUDEBAKER:

1. Margaret Studebaker VESEY2067 b. 1883 Sep 102243 at Fort Wayne, IN2243. d. 1974 Mar92 at Fort Wayne, IN92.
2. Sarah (Sallie) Waterhouse VESEY2067 b. 1885 Jul2067 at Allen Co., IN2072. d. 1983 Nov 2840 at Fort Wayne, IN (res)92. bd. Lindenwood Cem., Fort Wayne, IN840.
md. Cecil Alviere MAX
3. Richard Morrison (Dick) VESEY2067 b. 1887 May 1170 at Fort Wayne, IN170. d. 1973 Aug92 at (res) Allen Co., IN92. bd. Lindenwood Cem., Fort Wayne, IN840.
md. Mary Glennis LIFE
4. William Joseph Jr. VESEY2067 b. 1889 Jun 17221 at Ft Wayne, IN221. d. 1950840. bd. Lindenwood Cem., Fort Wayne, IN840.
md. Bessie C WITTE
5. David Studebaker VESEY2067 b. 1891 Jan 312072 at Ft Wayne, IN2072. d. 1975 Jun92 at Allen Co., IN92. bd. Lindenwood Cem., Ft Wayne, IN840.
md. Lela Florence RICH
6. Catherine C VESEY2067 b. 1894 Oct 262072 at Ft Wayne, IN2072. d. 1976 Dec92 at (res) Allen Co., IN92.
md. Elmer William KAMPE


92. Social Security Death Index
170. WWII Draft and Enlistment Records; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
221. WW I Draft Registration Card; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
2064. 1860 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Springfield; www.ancestry.com
2065. 1870 Fed Census IN, LaGrange Co., Bloomfield; www.ancestry.com
2067. 1900 Fed Census IN, Allen Co., Wayne; www.ancestry.com
2072. Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959; Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Indiana Select Marriages Index 1748-1993; 1,2) familysearch.org, 3,4) ancestry.com
2078. 1910 Fed Census IN, Allen Co., Fort Wayne; www.ancestry.com
2079. 1920 Fed Census IN, Allen Co., Fort Wayne; www.ancestry.com
2237. 1880 Fed Census IN, Allen Co., Fort Wayne; www.ancestry.com
2238. 1930 Fed Census IN, Allen Co., Fort Wayne; www.ancestry.com
2239. 1940 Fed Census IN, Allen Co., Fort Wayne; www.ancestry.com
2240. 1870 Fed Census IN, Adams Co., Washington Twp; www.ancestry.com
2241. 1880 Fed Census IN, Adams co., Washington Twp; www.ancestry.com
2243. Vesey, Margaret S, Passport application, 1922 Aug 28; www.ancestry.com
2244. 1920 Fed Census KY, Jefferson Co., Louisville; www.ancestry.com
2245. 1930 Fed Census NY, Westchester Co., Mount Vernon; www.ancestry.com
2253. Indiana, Fort Wayne, The Pictorial History of, Vol 2, Biographical, B J Griswold, Robert O Law Company, Chicago, 1917; archive.org