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 Albert Custer

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Albert Custer

  • Birth 8 Dec 1882 Vermilion County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1924 Cortland, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
  • Memorial ID 67293603

Note: Birth year from WWI draft registration is Dec. 8, 1882, and is the most likely among conflicting dates from several sources; that same date also matches his stated age in newspaper clipping of death notice. The 1900 U.S. Federal Census has birth date of Nov. 1881, but unlikely because next older sibling Rudolf has a birthdate recorded as March 15, 1881. The gravestone birth year of 1884 is unlikely because next younger sibling Nellie was born March 25, 1884. Death date on Ohio Death Index is Nov. 12, 1924, and newspaper death notice states Nov. 11 (back of newspaper clipping of death notice has an ad for 1925 magazine subscriptions, so assumed death notice was printed in 1924).

Orvilla Custer, buried next to him (same style gravestone, and no other Custers in this cemetery), is assumed to have been his wife. On 1910 U.S. Federal Census, wife's name was Villa P. On Albert's death certificate, deceased wife's name is listed as Pear (?Pearl). In Custer family, wife was known as Pearl (?Orvilla Pearl). A marriage record for Albert Custer and Villa (?Orvilla) Reynolds is dated July 1903 in Tippecanoe County, IN, (from Ancestry.com).

From an Ohio newspaper (name/year unknown, but likely 1924), this clipping was found among his sister Caroline's memorabilia:
"Death of Albert Custer"
Albert Custer, aged 41, who had been a patient in McCurley Hospital, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 11th, after a lingering illness. His wife died several years ago. The funeral was held in West Mecca Sunday, in the charge of Love & Son. Mrs. J. (Mary) DeJuren of Chicago, a sister, and Rudolf Custer of Rankin, IL, a brother, attended the funeral.


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  • Maintained by: Kathryn Haenggi Robinett
  • Originally Created by: Joel Davison
  • Added: 22 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67293603
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Custer (8 Dec 1882–12 Nov 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67293603, citing West Mecca Cemetery, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Kathryn Haenggi Robinett (contributor 47759407) .