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1883 Petrovna Jane Pickett was the tenth child born to Charles T Pickett and Elizabeth May Page. [1]Photocopy,  Birth record of Petrovna Pickett in Darke County, Ohio, 1883.

1900 Petrovna Pickett (age 16) lived with her parents Charles T and Elizabeth and sisters Kate (age 23) and Arielle (age 21). Petrovna attended school in Union City. Father Charles was an attorney and sister Kate was a school teacher. Mother Elizabeth had had 10 children, of whom 4 survived. All were born in Ohio. [2]

1900 Charles Wolfe (age 14) lived with his parents and brothers and sisters in Union City Village, Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio. They lived next door to uncle Frank Shall (George F Shawl) across from the Union City high school. Charles was a farm laborer. [3]

Before 1904 The ancestors of Petrovna Pickett and Charles Wolfe ended up in Darke County, Ohio so that they could meet and get married. Here is a synopsis of how that happened. Story,  Picketts and Wolfes in Ohio.

1904 On 6 September, Petrovna Pickett and Charles Wolfe were married by H.G. Grigsby in Greenville, Darke County, Ohio [4]. Photocopy,  Marriage Certificate for Petrovna Pickett and Charles Wolfe, 1904.

1905 Charles Wolfe's father, Ira Wolfe, moved to Florida while Charles remained in Darke County, Ohio, farming.

c 1905 

Petrovna Pickett under a tree. Place and date unknown. [5] 1907 Ira and Clara Wolfe wrote to Charles and Petrovna when Ranald was a baby. "Dear children. I was so glad to hear from you once more and learn that you are well. I think it is fine that Ranald has six teeth and is crawling. I guess mama has some dresses to wash if that is the case, now Trovna don't work so hard and make yourself sick. I think mowing the yard is to hard a work along with al the rest you do. I wish you was going to be here as soon as Grace goes she thinks she will nearly die when she hears you are here and she is not but I think she can come home over Thanksgiving and that will not be so long and I just now think "grandma says if you are in Union when the quinces are hanging on our old bushes do bring some along is you can, and tell the folks we would like to see them all in Fla this winter. And Charlie we think the course you are taking is alright if it tourns out alright I hope you will make all out of it that you expect to. I know it won't come amiss anyhow. now you must all eat lots of potatoes and get ready to come to Florida how is the weather there now it has been a lovely day here. grandma is still sick in bed. Write soon by by mamma. P.S. Here is pieces of Graces new dresses I made her since she is home. Skirt & jumper of the red & skirt & jacket of the black to white besides other things." 1907 "Gainesville Fla July 21. Dear Trony as Ira wrote to Charlie I thought I would take the opportunity of writing you a few lines though news is so scarce I fear it will not be very interesting. I try to make my work very light since the boarders are gone but find it hard to do. Homer went out to Colsons last eve to stay a day or two. Fell said they wanted him to help pick peas and he is like Charlie was at his age just crazy to go to the country, so that leaves us alone with Faith and John. they have been making quilt patches today while I washed. Sunday we had Mr Register and Edith and Minnie & Loretta for dinner had an old hen and Neudles and everything else I could scrape up for I had heard that Register is a very hearty eater. He never never heard of nerdles (or noodles whichever it is) before but liked them very much. How I wish I could invite my Charlie boy and family to come next Sunday. I want to see Ranald so bad, I try to picture Charlie when he was that age. He must look something like he did but that is beginning to seem like long ago. Well I got a Card from Mrs Hart this morning saying the Aid society would meet at my house tomorrow afternoon. Auntie will know about who will be here if she is there yet, it seems like she ought to soon come walking in but it seems like she has not got near around yet. Hope she is enjoying herself. but to change the subject I will ask if you are putting up any fruit this summer or is it scarce or not time yet. I most forget when things get ripe up there in the icebergs. Guess there is not much danger of Auntie wanting to go back there to live. Well we are getting our chower this evening. It was nice all day but now is raining and tomorrow the sun will be shining. But say I think that rheumatism of Charlies is dreadful. What does he do for it? I guess my hogies you will all get to come to Fla to live yet, am sorry if rheumatismhas to bring you but will be glad to see you al the same. Will not write to Auntie this time as she might be gone till this gets there hope she got the one I wrote her. Love to yourself and al the rest and a bushel of kisses for Ranald. Write when you can. from Mama." 1910 Petrovna (age 25), Charles (age 26), and son Ranald Wolfe (age 3), lived on Teegarden Pike, Union City in Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio. They had been married for 5 years and Petrovna had had 1 child. Charles was a farmer. Next door was the family of distant cousin Hazel Grill, whose diary mentioned Charles' father Ira and several of Charles' cousins. [6] 1915 Charles' father Ira Wolfe returned from Florida and bought equipment to help Charles work the farm of Cousin Joseph Eichelberger, which is shown on the 1875 map of Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio. 1916 Charles Wolfe's father Ira Wolfe died. c 1917

Ranald and Gladys Wolfe perhaps about 1917, Darke County, Ohio [7].

Ranald and Gladys Wolfe perhaps about 1917, Darke County, Ohio [8]. 1918 Charles Wolfe registered for the World War 1 draft, residing at R.R. #39, Union City, Darke County, Ohio. He was a self-employed farmer and was married to Petrovna Jane Wolfe. He was of medium height and build and had dark brown eyes and black hair. Photocopy, Charles Wolfe draft registration, Darke County, 1918. 1920 Petrovna Wolfe (age 35), Charles Wolfe (age 34), Ranald Wolfe (age 13), and Gladys Wolfe (age 6) lived in Dayton Twp, Montgomery County, Ohio. Petrovna's birthplace was listed as Indiana, her father's birthplace was listed as Missouri [sic, Charles was born in Ohio but lived in Missouri with his mother for a short time], and her mother's birthplace is listed as Indiana [Elizabeth lived in Ohio when she was born, on the border with Indiana]. Charles is listed as born in Kansas with parents born in Pennsylvania. Charles' occupation is listed as an assembler at the National Cash Registor factory. The NCR was a very progressive and modern company at the turn of the century. [9]

NCR factory in Dayton, 1902.

NCR factory in Dayton, 1902. 1920 Charles Wolfe's mother Clara Wolfe had moved to Dayton where siblings Grace and Homer Wolfe were working, as described in brother Homer Wolfe's story. [10] 1921 Charles M Wolfe lived in Dayton, Ohio. [11] 1922 Charles M Wolfe (inspector) and Petrovna lived at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. [12] 1923 Charles M Wolfe (inspector) and Petrovna lived at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. [13] 1924 Charles M Wolfe (manager at 1116 Wayne Av) and Petrovna lived at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe was a student at the same address. [14] 1924

Gladys and Ranald Wolfe, c 1924. 1925 Clara Wolfe(widow of Ira) lived at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. Charles M Wolfe (driver) lived with Petrovna at the same address. [15] 1926 Clara Wolfe(widow of Ira) lived at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. Charles M Wolfe (driver) lived with Petrovna at the same address. [16] 1928 Charles M Wolfe (letter carrier) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. [17] 1929 Charles M Wolfe (truck driver) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. [18] 1929

Petrovna and Charles and daughter Gladys at graduation of son Ranald Wolfe, 1929. 1930 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. [19] 1930 Petrovna (age 45), Charles (age 44), Charle's mother Clara (age 67), Gladys (age 16), and Ranald (age 22) lived in their own (not rented) home at 231 North Williams Street [original house is no longer at this address] in Dayton Twp, Mongomery County, Ohio. The birthplaces of Petrovna, her father, and her mother were listed as Indiana, Missouri, and Ohio respectively. Charle's estate was valued at $4200. Charles worked as a clerk in a stockroom and was not a veteran. [20] 1931 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. [21] 1932 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. Gladys M lived at the same address. [22] 1933 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. Gladys M lived at the same address. [23] 1934 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Gladys M lived at the same address. [24] 1934 Petrovna Pickett Wolfe was named in the will of Aunt Elizabeth Modlin Page, wife of John R Page, and inherited $5,000. 1936 Charles Wolfe's mother Clara Wolfe and sister Grace Wolfe visited in October from Texas.

Ranald, Clara (Brenizer), Julia (Good), Grace, baby Ramon, Charles, Gladys, Petrovna (Pickett) Wolfe, Texas, 1936. 1936 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna J Wolfe at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Gladys M lived at the same address. [25] 1936

Grandmother Clara and Charles Wolfe with son Ranald and grandson Ramon, 1936. 1937 Charles M Wolfe was a stockkeeper living with Petrovna at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. [26] 1937 Charles and Ranald Wolfe drove to Texas to visit Homer, Grace, and Clara Wolfe at the time of the Dallas Centenial.

At the Dallas Centenial: Charles, Petrovna, Charles Wilson, Clara, Homer, Grace Wolfe Wilson, Eunice, c 1937. [27]

Gladys, Grace, Homer's Sons Eunice Petrovna Homer Charles Clara Julia Ranald, c 1937. [28] 1939

Sisters Petrovna, Ariel (perhaps) and Kate Pickett, September 1939 [29]. 1939 Charles M Wolfe (maintenanceman at GMC) lived with Petrovna J Wolfe at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Gladys M lived at the same address. [30] 1940-44 Charles Wolfe worked as a machinist for the Inland Manufacturing Company, in Dayton Ohio near the Wright Brother's Bicycle Shop while living with Petrovna. He received a retirement watch.

Wright brothers flying an airplane near Dayton circa 1905. 1941

Petrovna Wolfe with grandchildren Barbara and Duane Teegarden and Ramon and Douglas Wolfe, December 1941. [31] 1942 Son Ranald Wolfe wrote to Charles Wolfe when mother Clara Brenizer Wolfe died in Texas. Photocopy, Letter Ranald to Charles when Clara Wolfe died, Page 1, 1942. Photocopy, Letter Ranald to Charles when Clara Wolfe died, Page 2, 1942. 1944 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper for Inland Manufacturing Co) and Petrovna lived at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. [32] 1944 On 21 October, Petrovna Wolfe died of liver cancer at home at 726 Oxford Ave, Dayton [33]. Charles wrote to brother Homer "...when I tell you My Darling Little Wife has slipped out of this world of sorrow, grief, and suffering; and has gone to meet her Master - in that beautiful Home beyond the Skies. We buried her yesterday, October 24th, in Union City Cemetary at about four thirty P.M. She died Sat. Oct. 21st at four P.M. after a sudden and unexpected turn for the worse in her already serious condition. Just three weeks previous, on Sunday afternoon, she had expressed herself as feeling well enough to go riding, so we carried her down the steps and to the auto. We drove somewhat more than thirty five miles miles in a very leisurly way and she enjoyed every mile of it with the same old vim so characteristic of her old self ... on her last Monday with us, she sat out on the glider during the sun shiney hours of the afternoon and chatted with her neighbors ... Then on Wed. evening at nine, Gladys called me to come at once; ... Ranald didn't get here until Sunday night ... Pray for me Dear Brother, that the Christian Courage I need in this hour might be supplied in abundance. Your Loving Brother - Charles". Photocopy, Page 1, Photocopy, Page 2 of letter Charles to brother Homer when his wife Petrovna died, 1944. 1944 Petrovna Wolfe's death notice reported: "Petrovna J Wolfe died at her residence 726 Oxford Av. Saturday at 4pm. Surviving are the husband Charles M.; a son Capt. Ranald M Wolfe with the army at Camp Blanding, Fla; a daughter Mrs. Gladys Teegarden of Dayton; two sisters Mrs. E. G. Applegate of Union City, Ind and Mrs. Kate Drury, Weeds, Kansas; several nieces and nephews and six grandchildren." [34]Photocopy, Notice of Petrovna 's death, 1944. Photocopy, Petrovna 's death certificate, 1944. [35] 1944 Petrovna Wolfe's obituary reported: "Former Resident Dies In Dayton. Mrs. Petrovna J. Wolfe, 60, passed away at her home in Dayton Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Wolfe, a native of Union City, was the daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Page-Pickett. She was a graduate of the East Side School, and was a member of the U. B. church here. She leaves her husband, Charles M. Wolfe, one son, Capt. Ronald Wolfe, of Camp Blanding, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Teegarden and a sister, Mrs. E. G. Applegate, both of Union City; a sister, Mrs. Kate Drury, Kansas; six grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the home on Oxford Ave. in Dayton at 1 p. m. on Tuesday. Burial services will be held at 3:30 pm. at the Union City cemetery." [36] 1946 On 14 November, Charles M Wolfe married widow Alva Fisher Bostick. [37] 38] 1953 Charles died at address RR#10, Box 259, Dayton, Ohio. He died at the Good Samaritan Hospital of uremia with arteriosclerosis as the underlying cause. His occupation was listed as retired-Storekeeper Inland Mfg. Co. An obituary reported: "Charles M Wolfe, former resident, dies at Dayton. Final rites will be conducted Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Carrigan funeral home in Dayton for Charles M. Wolfe, 67, who died Tuesday morning at the Good Samaritan hospital in Dayton. Burial will be in the Union City cemetery. Mr Wolfe was born in Scott City, Kan,. and was a retired stock keeper for the Inland Mfg. company. He was reared and educated in Union City, Indiana, but had spent 34 years in Dayton. He was a member of the Union city I.O.O.F. lodge. Survivors in Union City include two nephews, Edward Applegate and Rev. Richard Applegate." [39]Photocopy, Charles Wolfe's death certificate. [40] 1953 Charles and Petrovna Wolfe were buried at the Union City Cemetery on the Indiana side. Photocopy, Grave: Charles and Petrovna Wolfe [Grandsons Douglas (right) and Robert (left) Wolfe, photo taken c 2005] 1953 An obituary reported "Charles M Wolfe of R.R. 10, a former employee of the Inland Manufacturing division, General Motors Corp. for 22 years died at 3 a.m. Tuesday at Good Samaritan hospital, after a long illness. A native of Scott City, Kan., he was a Dayton area resident since 1919, and was a member of the Hillcrest Christian Church. He formerly was a member of the Euclid av. EUB church for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, Alva Fisher Wolfe; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Teegarden of Dayton, a step-daughter, Mrs Mildred Mikesell, of Chicago Heights, Ill., a son, Dr. Ranald M. Wolfe, a member of the Veterans hospital staff at Chillicothe; two sisters Mrs. Grace Wilson of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. Faith Betts of Oneco, Fla; two brothers The Rev. Homer N. Wolfe of Vale, Ore., and The Rev. John F. Wolfe of Bowmansville, Texas; and 10 grandchildren. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Carrigan funeral home, 2201 N. Main st. Burial will be in Union City, Indiana Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday." [41] 1968 Alva Wolfe, widow, age 79, died in a long-term care facility in Toledo 1 May 1968. Death certificate 046914, Volume: 19301. [42][43]

Footnotes:

[1] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1030768 of Ohio births, [FamilySearch_Record].

[2] US census, 1900, Reel 1262, Image 265, family 30, [Internet Archive].

[3] US census, 1900, Reel 1262, Image 269, family 83, [Internet Archive].

[4] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 1030775 of Ohio marriages, [FamilySearch_Record].

[5] Family Document, Files of Carol Wolfe. This was an unlabeled photo that Charles' mother Clara Brenizer Wolfe had.

[6] US census, 1910, Reel 1164, Image 186, family 229, [Internet Archive].

[7] Family Document, Files of Carol Wolfe.

[8] Family Document, Files of Carol Wolfe.

[9] US census, 1920, Reel 1420, Image 483, family 175, [Internet Archive].

[10] US census, 1920, Reel 1422, Image 869, family 93, [Internet Archive].

[11] Williams Dayton Directory for 1921 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1561, [Ancestry_Image].

[12] Williams Dayton Directory for 1922 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1583, [Ancestry_Image].

[13] Williams Dayton Directory for 1923 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1415, [Ancestry_Image].

[14] Williams Dayton Directory for 1924 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1439, [Ancestry_Image].

[15] Williams Dayton Directory for 1925 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1492, [Ancestry_Image].

[16] Williams Dayton Directory for 1926 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1510, [Ancestry_Image].

[17] Williams Dayton Directory for 1928 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1747, [Ancestry_Image].

[18] Williams Dayton Directory for 1929 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1486, [Ancestry_Image].

[19] Williams Dayton Directory for 1930 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1528, [Ancestry_Image].

[20] US census, 1930, Reel 1853, Image 1077, family 123, [Internet Archive].

[21] Williams Dayton Directory for 1931 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1497, [Ancestry_Image].

[22] Williams Dayton Directory for 1932 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1337, [Ancestry_Image].

[23] Williams Dayton Directory for 1933 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1299, [Ancestry_Image].

[24] Williams Dayton Directory for 1934 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1280, [Ancestry_Image].

[25] Williams Dayton Directory for 1936 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1299, [Ancestry_Image].

[26] Williams Dayton Directory for 1937 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1385, [Ancestry_Image].

[27] Family Document, Files of Douglas Wolfe.

[28] Family Document, Files of Douglas Wolfe.

[29] Family Document, Files of Doug Wolfe.

[30] Williams Dayton Directory for 1939 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1472, [Ancestry_Image].

[31] Family Document, Files of Douglas Wolfe.

[32] Williams Dayton Directory for 1944 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1388, [Ancestry_Image].

[33] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 2032407 of Ohio deaths, [FamilySearch_Record].

[34] Newspaper, Dayton Daily News, Oct 22, page 14.

[35] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 2032407, [FamilySearch_Record].

[36] Newspaper, Union City Times-Gazette, Monday, October 23, 1944.

[37] Find A Grave Memorial 24547874, [Find_A_Grave].

[38] Williams Dayton Directory for 1950 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 731, [Ancestry_Image].

[39] Newspaper, Union City Times-Gazette (11 June).

[40] FamilySearch.org, citing GS film 2246547 of Ohio deaths, [FamilySearch_Record].

[41] Newspaper, Dayton Daily News - Tuesday, June 9, 1953, page19.

[42] FamilySearch.org, citing Ohio death index, [FamilySearch_Record].

[43] FamilySearch.org, citing US Social Security death index, [FamilySearch_Record].


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