|Birth: ||Apr. 14, 1906|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1971|
Rolla Otto Durbin, was the second child born to William Ambrose and Ollie Pearl Wolfe Durbin. He was born on April 14, 1906 in Adams County, Indiana. William farmed in Washington Township in Adams County, while Ollie maintained the household.
Rolla married Florine A. Ray in Adams County, Indiana on September 10, 1927. Around that time, he began working at the Phelps Dodge Magnet Wire in Fort Wayne, where he worked as an inspector, eventually landing a job as a foreman. They rented a home on 5th Street in Fort Wayne, and later moved to the Weisser Park area. Rolla's father, William Ambrose, died when he fell from his neighbor's cherry tree. He was 53.
In January of 1934, Rolla and Florine welcomed their first child, Roger W. Durbin, and a daughter, Annette Lucinda, was born in 1945. Rolla's mother, Ollie Pearl Wolfe Durbin passed away in 1947 at the age of 62.
In 1949, the postwar building boom opened new suburban areas to Fort Wayne residents wishing to escape city life, and Rolla and Florine purchased a home on Rt 30 in New Haven, Indiana. The couple lived at this residence for the remainder of their married life.
Journal Gazette, Allen Co, IN; Saturday, January 23, 1971, p. 2A
ROLLA O. DURBIN
Services for Rolla O. Durbin, 64, of New Haven, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, New Haven. Entombment will be in Covington Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. Mr. Durbin died about 4:40 a.m. yesterday at his home.
He was a patient at Parkview Memorial Hospital one month prior to returning to his home two weeks ago. He was a foreman at Phelps Dodge Corp., where he was employed 41 years. He was a native of Adams County who had lived here before moving to New Haven in 1949.
Mr. Durbin was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church and belonged to New Haven Lodge 740, F&AM, of which he was a past master. He was also a former master of Home Lodge, F&AM, Fort Wayne, and was a member of New Haven Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. He also belonged to the Scottish Rite and the Phelps Dodge Men's Club.
William Ambrose Durbin (1878 - 1932)
Ollie Pearl Wolfe Durbin (1885 - 1947)
Florine Ada Ray Durbin (1909 - 1992)*
Roger William Durbin (1934 - 2008)*
Clifford Daniel Durbin (1904 - 1992)*
Rolla Otto Durbin (1906 - 1971)
Nellie Ellen Durbin Mauger (1909 - 2001)*
Clyde William Durbin (1918 - 2016)*
Doyle Wayne Durbin (1922 - 1989)*
Covington Memorial Gardens
Created by: Natalie
Record added: Apr 17, 2011
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