Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Russel J. Hercules Family - 1920 Wayne Co., IN

Today I sourced the census data for the 1920 census of Wayne Co., IN and the Russel J. Hercules family. Russel - I have it with two 'l's' - was married to Bertha Alberta LeMaster on June 10, 1911 in Jay Co., IN; she was my paternal great aunt.

Besides Russell's spelling of his name, there was also the interesting fact that his wife, Bertha Alberta, was listed a Martha in the census. Now it could just be that an error was made, as they did also have a daughter named Martha. This wouldn't have been the first time a census taker made an error. Perhaps she went by Martha, I just don't know. Russell was listed as a woodworker in a furniture factory; along with son Murrel and daughter Martha I. Hercules.

Russell J. HERCULES b. January 28, 1890 Burkettsville, OH, d. April 30, 1966 Richmond, IN., m. June 10, 1911 in Jay Co., IN to Bertha Alberta LeMASTER, daughter of Luman Cooper and Barbara Isabelle (WEHRLY) LeMASTER. Bertha b. June 26, 1892 Jay Co., IN; d. December 13, 1961 Richmond, IN.

Known children of Russell J. and Bertha Alberta (LeMASTER) HERCULES:
i. Merrill Russell Hercules m. Eileen Debus
ii. Martha Isabelle Hercules m. William M. Spears
iii. Gerald Cooper Hercules
iv. Dorothy Olive Hercules
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