|Birth: ||Apr. 15, 1884|
|Death: ||May 18, 1969|
Curtis Ray Macklin
NEW SPRINGFIELD - Curtis Ray Macklin, 85, Beard Rd, died of pneumonia at 2:20 p.m. Sunday at his home.
He was born April 15, 1884, in New Springfield, the son of George and Lucinda Harrold Macklin. A retired farmer, he spent all of his lifetime in New Springfield.
He was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. He was married in 1905 to Vesta Sonnendecker who died in 1940.
He married Lillian Wilburn Bell Sept 13, 1951.
Besides his widow, he leaves stepdaughters, Mrs. Kenneth Bradley, Mrs Ed Compton and Mrs Herbert Tabor all of New Springfield; two sons, Carl of Ebensburg, Pa, and Herbert of Richmond Va. three stepsons, Luther and Eugene of Hineville, Ga and Roy Bell of Salme; one sister, Mrs Mary Deiner of Pomroy, Wash; and one brother Charles Macklin of Eustis, Fla. Twenty nine grandchildren and 11 great granchildrn also survive.
Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Seederly Beilhart Funeral Home, North Lima, with Rev William Baria officiating. Burial will be in Mt Olivet Cemetery, North Lima.
Friends may call Tuesday evening at the funeral home.
** Several siblings who both were alive and preceded him in death and not mentioned in his obituary. This is under study. Brother John Macklin d 1967, sister Jessie Macklin died 1967
Note on Curtis Macklin:
It appears his mother, Lucinda Harold Macklin died when he was only 10 years old. His father may have remarried, but this is under study. Not sure who raised him after 1894. His grandmother was Mary Ann Firestone.
From old 1899 map Springfield Twp - this house was built on land next (north) of Alpheus Sonedecker, belonging to A Lipp (10 acres), and Mary Witzeman (8 acres). This is under study. Mary Witzeman's house is located on S Range Road and still stands.
Curtis Macklin and lived at 12000 area of Beard Rd New Springfield. He built house and large barn about 1908-1910 and persued farming. About 1950 when announced the Ohio-Pa turnpike will be coming through exactly where his property exists, it was told he became ill with worry over this event. He insisted the house and barn be moved to a location on his land just to south and they did. The turnpike divided his land. He took in a widowed woman to care for him named Lillian (Wilburn) Bell b WV and later married her. She inherited the farm. He did leave children.
Photo of his house about 1980 - barn in background. Many changes over the years including new barn built over existing foundation. Viewing 1899 map, the property line between A Lipp and Alphus Sonnedecker would represent the current driveway.
s/o George Macklin and Lucinda Harrold
Note: Poster of this memorial lives in the house built by Curtis Macklin. One son, Carl Macklin, stopped once in the years and asked to pick cherries from the trees his father planted. Another time a daughter? stopped just to see the old place and recalled always sitting on the bay window seat growing up. Poster not interested in genealogy or history at the time and did not ask any questions.
Curtis R Macklin was the informant on death certificate of Allison Klitz in 1940 - relationship unknown at present.
Copied 16 July 1973 by Margaret M Simon and Carol W Bell. Checked and updated Aug 1996 by Irene DeLuca Campbell and Mary McCarty Weese in summer of 1996.
May 6, 2012 - Stu Macklin provided photos and further information -as a gr grandson of Curtis Macklin, s/o Herbert states - My grandfather was Herbert Macklin, who was the son of Curtis. I have pictures and other info if you need it. I see that you are from New Springfield where Herbert was raised. He spoke often about it. As you probably know, he moved to Richmond, Va and had a small farm. Worked for Soo Lines railroad (2nd shift), had a very, very large garden, and raised beef, chickens, pigs and canned just about anything that could be canned! Spent many a summers on the farm when I was younger.
George William Macklin (1845 - 1931)
Lucinda Harrold Macklin (1850 - 1894)
Vesta Armella Sonedecker Macklin (1886 - 1940)*
Lillian Inez Wilburn Bell (1900 - 1983)*
Carl C Macklin (1907 - 1995)*
Herbert G Macklin (1912 - 2003)*
Ida Bell Macklin Thomas (1875 - 1958)*
Kathryn Cora Macklin Simon (1880 - 1933)*
Jessie Macklin Sheets (1881 - 1967)*
Curtis Ray Macklin (1884 - 1969)
John Macklin (1888 - 1967)*
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Plot: Sec A Row 3 (north side of S Range) beside church
Created by: Anne Rupert
Record added: Feb 23, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48570326