Shelby County Indiana
William Archibald Applegate
APPLEGATE, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD, was born July 4, 1835 in Shelby Co., Ind. and died Dec. 11, 1915. He married Elizabeth Radar and came to Cumberland Co., Ill., about 1856 and settled north of Hazel Dell, being among the first settlers in Crooked Creek township. He homesteaded land and built a log cabin and other buildings. He was a farmer and carpenter. To this union was born three sons and three daughters. William Asinias, born Oct. 16, 1858, died Dec, 1945; Alice Carrie, born Aug. 29, 1859, died Oct. 15, 1881; Mary, born Aug. 5, 1860, died Dec. 11, 1891; Nickolus Sherman, born 1855, died 1950; Judson Sheridan, born April 20, 1867, died Dec, 1870; Cora, dates unknown. Archibald's eldest son, William Asinias married Rebecca Stump. They lived on a farm north of Hazel Dell, where they spent their entire married life and where their four sons and three daughters grew up. Charles Edward, dates unknown, married Nellie Hashbarger. Nellie Leora, born Sept. 2, 1880, married "Pod" Hurt. Zenas Sherman, born June 18, 1883, married Alona Wertz. Ethel Izetta, born Aug. 15, 1890, married John Weaver. Orville Earl, born Feb. 19, 1894, married Lula Shadley. Hazel Cleone, born Feb. 14, 1898, died Dec, 1915. Victor Wayne, born April 30, 1901, married Edna Shores. Zenas Sherman was born and reared near Hazel Dell, Ill.. He attended the Center School. On June 17, 1911, he married Alona Wertz. They lived near Moriah for a few years where Zene had employment. Then they moved to Hazel Dell and he farmed for awhile. Then they moved back to Moriah where he worked in the oilfield. He lived at Moriah until 1930 when he bought a farm northwest of Casey, Ill.. and retired from the oilfield. His beloved companion, Alona, passed away in April, 1935. His sister, Nellie, came to make her home with him and help care for the children. While living in Casey he owned and operated the Rex Cafe for a number of years. Zene lived the last several years of his life in Hazel Dell, Ill., near his brother Earl. He met a tragic death on April 27, 1957 when he was hit by an automobile. He lived in Casey from 1937 to 1942 with family.
Zenas and Alona were the proud parents of four boys and three daughters. Glen Elden, born Jan. 25, 1912, married Pauline Deverick. Herbert L., born Oct. 4, 1913, died Sept. 29, 1914. Mildred Aleen, born Jan. 27, 1916, married Herschel W. Gardner. Howard Eugene, born Jan. 13, 1918, married Helen Brandenburg. Lowell Dean, born Nov. 11, 1919 married Phylis Comer. Marjorie Pauline, born Oct. 30, 1922 married Lyle Bennett. Mary Katheline, born April 2, 1926, married William C. Willis.
Mildred Aleen married Herschel W. Gardner March 17, 1934 and to this union was born four children. Shirley Maurine, born Aug. 30, 1934, married Olin Clark Burnett, and are the parents of two children, Dennis Clark and Nancy Lynn. Sharon Darlene, born April 1, 1940, married Ted Allen Hutton and are the parents of two children, Annette Marie and Robert Brian. Frederick Nile, born Nov. 1, 1945, married Sheryl Lynn Dulgar. Infant son born and died July 25, 1937.
Orville Earl, born Feb. 19, 1894 was the son of William and Rebecca (Stump) Applegate. He was born and reared in Crooked Creek Township, on the family farm north of Hazel Dell, Ill.. When a young man, he helped on the farm and worked as a section hand on the C. H. & D. Railroad until he entered World War I, serving from 1917 to 1919. After returning home, Earl married Lula Ellen Shadley. They lived in Crooked Creek Township most of their married life. He was road commissioner for four years and was in the grocery business several times. They had one daughter and one son; Alice Rebecca (Laymon) born March 25, 1921. William Allen, born August 8, 1927, died Feb. 25, 1928. Lula passed away April 21, 1955 at their home in Hazel Dell.
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Contributed by Dave Richey
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