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Nelson Esra Lock

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Nelson Esra Lock

Birth
Plainville, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Death
12 Oct 1944 (aged 74)
Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA
Burial
Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA Add to Map
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Nelson was the son of Hamden Aubrey or Auberry Lock b. KY. and Eliza Ellen Luton or Lewton b. 1841 Plainville, Ill. Hamden first married Nancy Wallace on Aug. 5, 1847 in Pike Co. Ill. She probably died in child birth in 1855. He then married Eliza Luton on Sept. 28, 1856 in Adam Co., Ill. After her death he married one more time to Catherine Taylor Smith on Jan 12, 1902 in Brown Co., IN. According to Nelson's death record he was born in Plainsville, Ill., which is a misspelling.

Nelson first married Gretta May Bridge in 1893 in Pike Co., Ill. Gretta was the daughter of Edmund T. Bridge and Mary Alice Sweet Bridge. Mary Alice was b. in 1850 and d. in 1920 in Adams Co., ILL. Mary Alice's father was Rensselaer Sweet FAG #79458034. Her mother was Rebecca Hull. Edmund has two FAG memorials. The memorial attached to Gretta has all family information and FAG #20273133 is the actual cemetery where he is buried.

Nelson and Gretta had 10 children before her death in 1932. The following were their children: 1. Ross Carroll b. Feb. 8, 1894 Ill. d. May 1969 Prairie City, Ill., 2. Lafore Farley b. Jan. 5 1896 MO. d. Oct. 18, 1918 France, 3. Nelson Glenn b. Jun. 11, 1897 MO. d. Nov. 22, 1976 Ill., 4. Harry Clay b. Dec. 1898 Ill. d. Jan. 1977 Ill., 5. Russell Hector b. Mar. 25 1900 Ill. d. May 3, 1976 Ill., 6. Frank Aubrey b. 1901 Ill. FAG #74984846, 7. Robert Shelton. b. Oct. 8, 1914 Ill. d. Jan. 27, 1987 Ill. FAG #132300555, 8. Lola Marie b. 1917 Ill. marr. a Ross, 9. Gretta Amanda b. Mar. 21, 1907 Ill. married a Brainard and then a Johnson, and passed away May 22, 1997 in Marietta, OH. 10. Loren Edmund b. Oct. 8, 1919 Ill. d. Nov. 17, 1991.
After Gretta's death Nelson married Antonette Gouveia b. Jan. 11, 1901 in Ill. and died Apr. 1980 in Rockville, MD. Nelson was employed by the RR his entire life. For a short period of time the family lived in MO. where Lafore and Nelson Glenn were born.

Nelson's siblings were Allen E. b. Sept. 1855 (half bro.) mother Nancy Wallace Lock, Perry Jasper b. Sept. 21, 1859 d. Oct. 15, 1932 Adams Co., Ill., John A. b. 1862, Louis b. 1866, Amanda b. 1868 FAG #79613136, William b. 1872, and Edward b. 1875. Louis, William, and Edward died sometime after 1944 in Hannibal, MO.

Hamden's father was David Lock b. Dec. 29, 1793 in Lincoln Co., KY., married Eleanor Hamblen on Nov. 17, 1817 in Scott Co., IN. She was born May 29, 1799 in Lee Co., VA. They both passed away in Adams Co., Ill. Eleanor passed away first on Apr. 29, 1863 and David on Mar. 22, 1877.

Nelson Lock's obit:
Nelson Lock, 74, Taken by death-Father of Commissioner died in Decatur-Nelson, 1201 South Fifth St., father of Commissioner Frank (Hoke) Lock, died at 1:30 P.M. yesterday at Employee's Hospital, Decatur, where he had been a patient for a year. He was 74 years old. He had been in ill health for four years. Mr. Lock retired four years ago after being an employee of Wabash Railroad for 52 years, after he served first as a fireman and engineer, then as a trainmaster and as road foreman of engines for many years.
He was born June 18, 1870, at Plainville and was a member of Tyrian Lodge No. 333, A.F. & A.M. and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. A son, Lafore Lock, was killed in action in France during World War I, and the local post, Lafore Lock Post No. 755, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was named for him. Another son Loren E. Lock, is serving with the armed forces in the present war.
Surviving are his wife Antoinette; two daughters Mrs. Gretta Johnson, Cleveland, OH.; Mrs. Lola Ross, Chestnut; seven sons Harry C., West McHenry; Russell H., Peoria; Glenn, Decatur; Loren E., with army in Italy; Frank (Hoke), Robert S. and Ross C. Lock, all of city; sister, Mrs. Amanda Wendorff, Barry; three brothers William, Edward, and Lew; all of Hanibal, MO; 25 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Published in Illinois Journal, Springfield, Ill 10-13-1944.
Funeral Service for Nelson Lock will be held today at the Ellinger & Kunz Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Tyrian Lodge No. 333, A.F. & A.M. will conduct services at the grave.
IL. State Journal 10-16-1944.

Nelson was buried in block 36 lot 55. His side of the head stone was never engraved after his death and he was never given a foot stone. His first wife and son Lafore were engraved on the stone and each had a foot stone placed at there graves. It looks as if Lafore was buried in the middle with one parent on each side of him.

I have found that Gretta Bridge's g grandfather John Tyler has two different memorials. One of those memorials takes you back further in the lineage. Gretta is attached to the link that takes the reader to John Tyler FAG #27932650. This memorial shows proof of Martha Tyler Bridge receiving a pension from the government for John's Revolutionary War service. The other John Tyler memorial 79709273 links John back to his parents. Both are the same John Tyler.
Nelson was the son of Hamden Aubrey or Auberry Lock b. KY. and Eliza Ellen Luton or Lewton b. 1841 Plainville, Ill. Hamden first married Nancy Wallace on Aug. 5, 1847 in Pike Co. Ill. She probably died in child birth in 1855. He then married Eliza Luton on Sept. 28, 1856 in Adam Co., Ill. After her death he married one more time to Catherine Taylor Smith on Jan 12, 1902 in Brown Co., IN. According to Nelson's death record he was born in Plainsville, Ill., which is a misspelling.

Nelson first married Gretta May Bridge in 1893 in Pike Co., Ill. Gretta was the daughter of Edmund T. Bridge and Mary Alice Sweet Bridge. Mary Alice was b. in 1850 and d. in 1920 in Adams Co., ILL. Mary Alice's father was Rensselaer Sweet FAG #79458034. Her mother was Rebecca Hull. Edmund has two FAG memorials. The memorial attached to Gretta has all family information and FAG #20273133 is the actual cemetery where he is buried.

Nelson and Gretta had 10 children before her death in 1932. The following were their children: 1. Ross Carroll b. Feb. 8, 1894 Ill. d. May 1969 Prairie City, Ill., 2. Lafore Farley b. Jan. 5 1896 MO. d. Oct. 18, 1918 France, 3. Nelson Glenn b. Jun. 11, 1897 MO. d. Nov. 22, 1976 Ill., 4. Harry Clay b. Dec. 1898 Ill. d. Jan. 1977 Ill., 5. Russell Hector b. Mar. 25 1900 Ill. d. May 3, 1976 Ill., 6. Frank Aubrey b. 1901 Ill. FAG #74984846, 7. Robert Shelton. b. Oct. 8, 1914 Ill. d. Jan. 27, 1987 Ill. FAG #132300555, 8. Lola Marie b. 1917 Ill. marr. a Ross, 9. Gretta Amanda b. Mar. 21, 1907 Ill. married a Brainard and then a Johnson, and passed away May 22, 1997 in Marietta, OH. 10. Loren Edmund b. Oct. 8, 1919 Ill. d. Nov. 17, 1991.
After Gretta's death Nelson married Antonette Gouveia b. Jan. 11, 1901 in Ill. and died Apr. 1980 in Rockville, MD. Nelson was employed by the RR his entire life. For a short period of time the family lived in MO. where Lafore and Nelson Glenn were born.

Nelson's siblings were Allen E. b. Sept. 1855 (half bro.) mother Nancy Wallace Lock, Perry Jasper b. Sept. 21, 1859 d. Oct. 15, 1932 Adams Co., Ill., John A. b. 1862, Louis b. 1866, Amanda b. 1868 FAG #79613136, William b. 1872, and Edward b. 1875. Louis, William, and Edward died sometime after 1944 in Hannibal, MO.

Hamden's father was David Lock b. Dec. 29, 1793 in Lincoln Co., KY., married Eleanor Hamblen on Nov. 17, 1817 in Scott Co., IN. She was born May 29, 1799 in Lee Co., VA. They both passed away in Adams Co., Ill. Eleanor passed away first on Apr. 29, 1863 and David on Mar. 22, 1877.

Nelson Lock's obit:
Nelson Lock, 74, Taken by death-Father of Commissioner died in Decatur-Nelson, 1201 South Fifth St., father of Commissioner Frank (Hoke) Lock, died at 1:30 P.M. yesterday at Employee's Hospital, Decatur, where he had been a patient for a year. He was 74 years old. He had been in ill health for four years. Mr. Lock retired four years ago after being an employee of Wabash Railroad for 52 years, after he served first as a fireman and engineer, then as a trainmaster and as road foreman of engines for many years.
He was born June 18, 1870, at Plainville and was a member of Tyrian Lodge No. 333, A.F. & A.M. and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. A son, Lafore Lock, was killed in action in France during World War I, and the local post, Lafore Lock Post No. 755, Veterans of Foreign Wars, was named for him. Another son Loren E. Lock, is serving with the armed forces in the present war.
Surviving are his wife Antoinette; two daughters Mrs. Gretta Johnson, Cleveland, OH.; Mrs. Lola Ross, Chestnut; seven sons Harry C., West McHenry; Russell H., Peoria; Glenn, Decatur; Loren E., with army in Italy; Frank (Hoke), Robert S. and Ross C. Lock, all of city; sister, Mrs. Amanda Wendorff, Barry; three brothers William, Edward, and Lew; all of Hanibal, MO; 25 grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Published in Illinois Journal, Springfield, Ill 10-13-1944.
Funeral Service for Nelson Lock will be held today at the Ellinger & Kunz Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Tyrian Lodge No. 333, A.F. & A.M. will conduct services at the grave.
IL. State Journal 10-16-1944.

Nelson was buried in block 36 lot 55. His side of the head stone was never engraved after his death and he was never given a foot stone. His first wife and son Lafore were engraved on the stone and each had a foot stone placed at there graves. It looks as if Lafore was buried in the middle with one parent on each side of him.

I have found that Gretta Bridge's g grandfather John Tyler has two different memorials. One of those memorials takes you back further in the lineage. Gretta is attached to the link that takes the reader to John Tyler FAG #27932650. This memorial shows proof of Martha Tyler Bridge receiving a pension from the government for John's Revolutionary War service. The other John Tyler memorial 79709273 links John back to his parents. Both are the same John Tyler.


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