Ralph COUCH

Male


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  • Gender  Male 
    Person ID  I10439  adkinshorton
    Last Modified  2 Jan 2013 

    Father  Joseph Page COUCH,   b. 1 Feb 1865, Wabash Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1933, Carter Co, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Margaret Alice ANDERSON,   b. 17 Oct 1868, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1941, Cape Girardeau, Girardeau/Scott Counties, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Feb 1887  Lawrence Co, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • This marriage citation is double-noted in Marriage Index...same date, same spouses, one with (incorrect?) middle initial, and digit place variation on license, number in vol varied as 1 & 2.
    Notes 
    • Brothers Raymond, Kenneth and Ralph were all Baptist ministers.
    • My name is Kenneth E Couch Jr born in 1932 son of Kenneth E Couch who was the son of Joseph Page Couch who was the son of Levi D Couch of Wabash County Illinois. My father said his father Joseph P Couch owned a saw mill, general store, and theater where they showed silent movies and his sister Mildred played the piano for the movies.

      Received directly from Kenneth E. Couch in 2009.
    • For Joseph P. Couch, born 2/1/1865, Wabash County, Ill. The family members are listed as living in Wabash County, Illinois in 1870 census records. Joseph P. married Margaret Anderson (born 10/17/1868, Ill.) on 2/24/1887. Shortly after they married, they moved west to Oakville, Washington. In 1900, they appear in the 1900 census of Edwards County, Illinois, with one daughter and three sons (all born in Washington). In 1910, Joseph and Margaret were in Jackson County, Illinois, with one daughter and six sons.

      In 1920, Joseph and Margaret were still living in Jackson County, Illinois with four sons. Kenneth Earl Couch (born on 8/27/1904), one of the sons born in Illinois, was now a minister living in Reynolds County, Missouri and married Hallene Mercedes Demson Couch on 10/26, 1927. Sometime before 1930, Joseph and Margaret moved to live with Kenneth and Mercedes. Joseph P. Couch died, 10/21/1933 in Carter County, Missouri. Margaret A. Couch died on 1/17/1941 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. They are buried in a Smith Cemetery, Alton, Oregon County, Missouri together with Kenneth Couch who died in 1970 and Mercedes who died in 1965.

      From Vickie Couch Lunden, descendant of Joseph P. Couch through Emmett Charles Couch, provided in 2008. [2, 3]
    Documents
    1900-IL Census, West Salem, Salem Precinct, Edwards Co, IL
    1900-IL Census, West Salem, Edwards Co, IL
    Joseph Page Couch & Margaret "Maggie" Anderson with children
    Illinois Statewide Marriage Index - COUCH
    Illinois Statewide Marriage Index - COUCH
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    Family ID  F24857  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. David COUCH
     2. Myron COUCH
    Family ID  F27304  Group Sheet

  • Notes  At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18728] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900, 2/114 #22 Lawrence.

    2. [S18718] 1900 US Census.

    3. [S18724] 1870 US Census.


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