|Birth: ||May 15, 1885|
Floretta "Otie" Mae Nellis was born in 1885 to Andrew Nellis and Jessie Mae Eidenier. When she was 2 years old, however, she moved into the household of Joseph Emil Crubaugh and Emily Sinclair as a foster daughter. Emily Sinclair was the sister of Floretta's grandmother, Tacy Sinclair Eidenier. Andrew Nellis died in the 1880s and Jessie Mae married D. W. Manchester in 1898. Jessie had two children with Andrew, and the second, Naomi Katheryn Nellis, stayed with her and is listed with her and with D. W. Manchester in the 1900 census. Otie was eventually adopted by Joseph and Emily. She is listed as a Crubaugh in the 1900 census and is designated as an "adopted daughter". Joseph and Emily had no other children. Otie married Walter Clyde Campbell on 20 Jul 1906 in Columbiana County, OH. In her marriage document, Otie gives her surname as Nellis and names her birth parents as her parents. Otie and Walter had one daughter, Naomi E. Campbell, born on 12 Jul 1907. Naomi went on to marry Calvin Boord. Walter died in 1949 and Otie died about 21 years later. I have no independent confirmation of Otie's death year as 1970, but she was certainly still alive when Walter died in 1949.
Andrew McLeod Nellis (1863 - 1887)
Walter Clyde Campbell (1885 - 1949)
Grove Hill Cemetery
Created by: Richard Holmes
Record added: Dec 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 121535408