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1883 Petrovna Jane Pickett was the tenth child born to Charles T Pickett and Elizabeth R. Page. Petrovna was born on September 11, 1893, in Union City, Darke County, Ohio. [1]

1900 Petrovna J. 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, Ohio. 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] [3]

1904 Petrovna Pickett and Charles Wolfe were married on September 6, 1904, in Darke County, Ohio, by H.G. Grigsby. [4]


1904 Marriage License: Charles Wolfe and Petrovna Pickett

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

c 1905 Petrovna Pickett. Place and date unknown. [5]


Petrovna Pickett

1907 Ranald Milton Wolfe, son of Charles Wolfe and Petrovna Pickett, was born on January 11, 1907, in Madison County, Indiana. [6]

1910 Petrovna (age 25), Charles (age 26), and son Ranald Wolfe (age 3), lived at Teegarden Pike, Union City, 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. [7] [8] [9] [10]

1913 Gladys Verlillia Mae Wolfe was born on May 4, 1913. [11]

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 an 1875 map of Jackson Twp, Darke County, Ohio.

1916 Charles Wolfe's father, Ira Wolfe, died. [12]

c 1917 Ranald and Gladys Wolfe, Darke County, Ohio. [13]

  
c 1917 Ranald and Gladys Wolfe
Darke County, Ohio.

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. [14]

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 was listed as born in Kansas with parents born in Pennsylvania. Charles' occupation is listed as an assembler at the National Cash Register factory. The NCR was a very progressive and modern company at the turn of the century. [15] [16]

1920 Charles Wolfe's mother, Clara Wolfe (age 57), had moved to Dayton where siblings Grace (age 30) and Homer (age 23) Wolfe were working. [17] [18]

1921 Charles M Wolfe lived in Dayton, Ohio. [19]

1922-23 Charles M Wolfe (inspector) and Petrovna lived at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. [20] [21]

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. [22]


c 1924 Gladys and Ranald Wolfe

1925-1926 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. [23] [24]

1928-29 Charles M Wolfe (letter carrier) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. [25] [26]

1929 Petrovna and Charles and daughter Gladys at the graduation of son Ranald Wolfe.


Charles, Ranald, Petrovna, and Gladys Wolfe
Perhaps at Ranald's graduation in 1929

1930 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. [27]

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. [28] [29]

1931 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Ranald M Wolfe (student) lived at the same address. [30]

1932-33 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. [31] [32]

1934 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna at 231 N Williams, Dayton, Ohio. Gladys M lived at the same address. [33]

1934 Petrovna Pickett Wolfe was named in the will of Aunt Elizabeth Modlin Page, wife of John R Page. Petrovna inherited $5,000.


1936 Ranald, Clara (Brenizer), Julia (Good), Grace, baby Ramon,
Charles, Gladys, Petrovna (Pickett) Wolfe

1936 in October, Charles Wolfe's mother Clara Wolfe and sister Grace Wolfe visited in Ohio, from Texas.

1936 Charles M Wolfe (stockkeeper) lived with Petrovna J Wolfe at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Gladys M lived at the same address. [34]


1936 Charles Wolfe with his mother Clara Brenizer Wolfe,
son Ranald, and grandson Ramon

1937 Charles M Wolfe was a stockkeeper living with Petrovna at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. [35]

1937 Charles and Ranald Wolfe drove to Texas to visit Homer, Grace, and Clara Wolfe near the time of the 1936 Dallas Centenial. [36]


Charles, Petrovna, Charles Wilson, Clara, Homer, Grace Wolfe Wilson, Eunice


Gladys, Grace, Homer's Sons, Eunice, Petrovna, Homer, Charles, Clara, Julia, Ranald

1939 September, Sisters Petrovna, Ariel (perhaps) and Kate Pickett. [37].


Sisters Petrovna, Ariel, and Kate Pickett

1939 Charles M Wolfe (maintenance mn at GMC) lived with Petrovna J Wolfe at 726 Oxford Avenue, Dayton, Ohio. Gladys M lived at the same address. [38]

1940 Charles Wolfe (age 53, born in Kansas, married) lived in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, in a household with Petrovna Wolfe (age 55). Charles Wolfe's occupation was stockkeeper (auto brakes). The highest grade of school he had completed was High School, 4th year. [39]

1940 Son Ranald Milton Wolfe registered for the draft at Westerville, Franklin County, Ohio. Charles M Wolfe of 726 Oxford Ave, Dayton, Ohio was named as his father. [40]

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. Inland Manufacturing was associated with General Motors [41]:

The Inland Manufacturing Division of General Motors was organized in 1922 for the manufacturing of wood wrapped steering wheels. The division used the buildings and technology of the defunct Dayton Wright Airplane Company. The division was unique as the only division created within the corporation, not acquired by purchase.

By 1924, the wooden steering wheel had been replaced with the hard rubber steering wheel and the division gradually transformed from a wood working operation to a rubber processing operation.

… After the war, Inland applied its experience to mass produce plastic and rubber steering wheels, clutches, motor mounts, running boards, gravel shields, brake linings, weather strips, refrigerator door seals, defroster hose, small plastic parts, radio cabinets and many other products. …

1940 Charles Wolfe (age 53) and Petrovna (age 55) lived in Dayton, Ohio. Both had 4 years of high school education. Charles was a stockkeeper of auto brakes. [42]

1941 December, Petrovna Wolfe with grandchildren Barbara and Duane Teegarden and Ramon and Douglas Wolfe. [43]


Petrovna Wolfe with grandchildren:
Barbara and Duane Teegarden and
Ramon and Douglas Wolfe

1942 Charles M Wolfe registered for the draft. Charles lived at 726 Oxford Ave., Dayton, Ohio. Charles was born at Scott City, Kansas. Petrovna was named as a contact person. Charles worked at Inland Manufacturing. [44]

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. [45]

1944 Petrovna J. Wolfe died on October 21, at her home at 726 Oxford Ave, Dayton, Ohio. Her parents Charles T. Pickett and Elizabeth Page were named on her death certificate. She died of liver cancer. [46] [Photocopy, 1944 Petrovna Wolfe's death certificate.]

1944 An obituary for Petrovna Wolfe reported [47] [Photocopy, Notice of Petrovna 's death, 1944.]:

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.

1944 An obituary for Petrovna Wolfe reported [48]:

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.

1946 Charles M Wolfe and Alva Fisher Bostick were married on November 14. The license reported that Charles M Wolfe was widowed, born in Scott County Kansas, son of Ira G Wolfe and Clara Brenizer, and that Alva Fisher Bostick was divorced, daughter of Charles Fisher and Ida Bunting. [photocopy, 1946 Marriage certificate, Preble County Library.] [49]

1948-53 Charles M and Alvah Wolfe lived in Dayton, Ohio 1948-50. Charles was a laborer at Inland Manufacturing Division, a part of the GM enterprise. His home address was 2114 Howell Avenue. Charles and Alvah were listed at this address through 1950. The telephone directory listed the name of Chas M. Wolfe at Postown Rd, Trotwood, Ohio, telephone TR7-4193 through 1953. [50] [51]

1953 Charles Wolfe died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, with residence at address RR#10, Box 259, Dayton, Ohio. He died of uremia with arteriosclerosis as the underlying cause. His occupation was listed as retired-Storekeeper Inland Mfg. Co. [Photocopy, Charles Wolfe's death certificate.] [52]

1953 An obituary for Charles Wolfe reported [53]:

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.

1953 An obituary for Charles Wolfe reported [54]:

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.

1953 Charles and Petrovna Wolfe were buried at the Union City Cemetery on the Indiana side. [55] [56]


Grave: Charles and Petrovna Wolfe
Grandsons Douglas (right) and Robert (left) Wolfe, photo taken c 2005

1968 Alva Wolfe, widow, died on May 1, 1968, at age 79, in a long-term care facility in Toledo, Ohio. [57] [58] [59]


Footnotes:

[1] Darke County, Ohio, Records of birth, marriage and death, 1817-1911, [FamilySearch Image], [FamilySearch Record].

[2] United States Federal Census, 1900, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[3] United States Federal Census, 1900, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[4] Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013, Darke, K-560, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

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

[6] Indiana Births, 1880-1920, [AncestryRecord].

[7] United States Federal Census, 1910, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[8] United States Federal Census, 1910, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[9] US census, 1910, Reel 1164, Image 186, family 229, [InternetArchive].

[10] Hazel Grill Journal, [DarkeCountyGenealogy].

[11] United States Social Security Death Index, [FamilySearchRecord].

[12] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio, Death Certificates, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FamilySearch].

[13] Family Document, Files of Carol Wolfe.

[14] United States World War I, Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FHLCatalogFilm].

[15] United States Federal Census, 1920, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[16] US census, 1920, Reel 1420, Image 483, family 175, [InternetArchive].

[17] United States Federal Census, 1920, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[18] US census, 1920, Reel 1422, Image 869, family 93, [InternetArchive].

[19] Williams Dayton Directory for 1921 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1561, [AncestryImage].

[20] Williams Dayton Directory for 1922 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1583, [AncestryImage].

[21] Williams Dayton Directory for 1923 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1415, [AncestryImage].

[22] Williams Dayton Directory for 1924 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1439, [AncestryImage].

[23] Williams Dayton Directory for 1925 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1492, [AncestryImage].

[24] Williams Dayton Directory for 1926 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1510, [AncestryImage].

[25] Williams Dayton Directory for 1928 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1747, [AncestryImage].

[26] Williams Dayton Directory for 1929 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1486, [AncestryImage].

[27] Williams Dayton Directory for 1930 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1528, [AncestryImage].

[28] United States Federal Census, 1930, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[29] United States Federal Census, 1930, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[30] Williams Dayton Directory for 1931 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1497, [AncestryImage].

[31] Williams Dayton Directory for 1932 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1337, [AncestryImage].

[32] Williams Dayton Directory for 1933 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1299, [AncestryImage].

[33] Williams Dayton Directory for 1934 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1280, [AncestryImage].

[34] Williams Dayton Directory for 1936 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1299, [AncestryImage].

[35] Williams Dayton Directory for 1937 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1385, [AncestryImage].

[36] Family Document, Photos from the files of Douglas Wolfe.

[37] Family Document, Files of Doug Wolfe.

[38] Williams Dayton Directory for 1939 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1472, [AncestryImage].

[39] United States Federal Census, 1940, [AncestryImage], [AncestryRecord].

[40] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, [Ancestry Image], [AncestryRecord].

[41] General Motors History website [no longer available] https://history.gmheritagecenter.com/wiki/index.php/Inland_Manufacturing_Division.

[42] United States Federal Census, 1940, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[43] Family Document, Files of Douglas Wolfe.

[44] United States World War II, Draft Registration Cards, 1942, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord].

[45] Williams Dayton Directory for 1944 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 1388, [AncestryImage].

[46] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio, Death Certificates, 2032407, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FamilySearch].

[47] Newspaper, Dayton Daily News, October 22, page 14.

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

[49] Find A Grave Memorial 24547874, [FindAGrave].

[50] Williams Dayton Directory for 1950 (Cincinnati, Ohio), 731, [AncestryImage].

[51] Personal Communication, 2008 Judy M. Evans, Reference Librarian, Magazine & Special Collections Division, Dayton Metro Library.

[52] Ohio Department of Health, Ohio, Death Certificates, 2246547, [FamilySearchImage], [FamilySearchRecord], [FamilySearch].

[53] Newspaper, Union City Times-Gazette, 11 June.

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

[55] Find A Grave Memorial 27767735, [FindAGrave].

[56] Find A Grave Memorial 27767685, [FindAGrave].

[57] Ohio Death Index, [FamilySearchRecord].

[58] United States Social Security Death Index, [FamilySearchRecord].

[59] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, [AncestryRecord].