Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Passport Application - John Reason Collins - 1921

John Reason Collins, son of James F. Collins and Mary Metcalf; born at Hartford; the application was to travel to France, England, Spain, Holland, Denmark, Italy, Egypt, Switzerland, and Belgium on "Commercial Business."  Note that there is an affidavit from the applicant's brother, M. H. Collins, who is identified as a baker and living in Chattanooga, TN. Also, there is an oath of identification from the U. S. Attorney from Memphis, TN.  There is a hand-written note on page one (right side) that refers to Senator McKellar, a Senator from Tennessee. John was married to Elsa/Elsie. He died 25 July 1934 in Chicago, IL.

Name:  John R. Collins
Birth Date: 29 Jan 1867
Birth Place: Hartford, Kentucky
Age:  54
Passport Issue Date:  16 Aug 1921
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Chicago, Illinois
Father Name:  J. F. Collins
Father's Birth Location:  Kentucky
Father's Residence:   Deceased

The left side of the image below is not related to the John R. Collins application:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Passport Application - Miss Louise Stella Carmickle - 1918

Louise Stella Carmickle, the daughter of James Wesley Carmickle and wife, Effie Bruner Carmickle. Louise was employed by the Salvation Army in New York at the time of her application. Her application was to travel to France to engage in Salvation Army relief work with the U.S. Military Forces stationed in France.  This was during WWI. In 1921 she married George Alroy Furman. Stella and her husband made a career in the Salvation Army. She died 20 December 1973 in Orange County, CA.

Name:  Miss Louise Stella Carmickle
Birth Date: 1 Jan 1898
Birth Place:  Narrows, Ohio Co, Kentucky
Age: 20
Passport Issue Date: 1 Feb 1918
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Tell City, Indiana
Father Name: James Wesley Carmickle
Father's Birth Location:  Mount Vernon, Indiana

The left portion of this image is not related to Miss Carmickle.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


I will continue posting the Passport Applications, but today I decided to post another subject to have a little change of scenery.


Ezekiel Perigo, one of the early settlers and a prominent citizen of Warrick county, was born in Ohio county, Kentucky, August 6th, 1802. His father, Romey Perigo, was a native of Maryland, and was born in that State during the strife with Great Britain. At eighteen years of age he settled in Ohio county, Kentucky, and in t8oo, when twenty one years old, he was married to Miss Rhodia Hinman. He died about 1830. Mrs. Perigo was a woman of extraordinary bravery. She could handle a gun or shoot a wildcat as well as a man. She died by a stroke of palsy in 1822. In April, 1819, Mr. Perigo moved to Warrick county and settled south of where Ezekiel now lives. This was one year after Boonville had been laid out and there were not more than a half dozen houses in the place, and these were rudely built log cabins.

Ezekiel's early advantages in instruction were limited to a few days each winter for two or three years while in Kentucky, and after his father's removal to Warrick county he attended a school two weeks, taught by George Hathaway. This comprised all his schooling. However, he obtained most of his education after his marriage by pursuing a regular and systematic course of study in the chimney corner at night by the light of a ''shell bark hickory " fire.

In 1822 he was married to Miss Peggy Hudson, a life long member of the Methodist church, who died June 27, 1878, at the age of seventy-three. They had one son, Romey, who was killed in the battle at Atlanta, Ga., during the late war.

Until fifty-four years of age Mr. Perigo pursued farming. He engaged in milling for about eighteen months, and then purchased a saddle and harness shop. He began mercantile business in Boonville in 1856 and continued until 1872. He finally retired from active business life and now lives on his farm south of Boonville, where he will spend the remainder of his days.

During the late war he was a decided Union man and did much to aid the cause by helping to feed and clothe soldiers' families, and otherwise encouraging the work of fighting our battles. Politically, he was a Whig, having cast his first vote for John Quincy Adams for President, but when the Whig party was succeeded by the Republican he joined the latter. He has been a man of prominence in local politics and has held various offices. He was twice elected constable of Boon township. He has also been treasurer of Boon township four years and trustee four years. He was commissioner of the county seminary for six years and was also appointed commissioner of swamp lands, but there were no duties attached to the latter office. In 1838 he was appointed county collector of taxes and was required to ride over the county and make personal collections. In this he was far more successful than his predecessors. He counted out the silver once after the year's work was done and threw it into one of Jackson's old-fashioned tin cups, which held about three pints, completely filling it. This was two years' salary and consisted of about $200. He has been administrator of forty-five estates and commissioner in petition of forty others.

He has been a member of the M. E. church for a number of years, and is esteemed by all as an honorable and upright man. His admirable character appears to better advantage at his own fireside, and none know him but to like him for his sincerity and honesty. His career has been a very useful one, and, although very old, he still retains a wonderful vigor of mind. He has watched the progress of Boonville from the time it was a settlement of a half-dozen log cabins to a thriving town of two thousand population. To use the words of the venerable old gentleman himself, ' 'his highest ambition is to so live that when this life's toils are over it may be truthfully said, he was always honest and honorable."

WARRICK AND ITS PROMINENT PEOPLE, A History of Warrick County, Indiana, from the time of its organization and settlement, with Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent People of the past and present. Published 1881.


There are very few persons in Warrick county who don't know Robert Perigo. He has been a resident of the county over fifty years, and is one of its most prominent citizens. He was born in Ohio county, Kentucky, September 6th, 1818, and his parents were Jonathan and Isabella Perigo. His father was a farmer in good circumstances. He removed to Warrick county when Robert was six months old settling near Boonville. The first school he ever attended was held in the old court-house at Boonville, three miles distant from where his father lived, which he was compelled to walk daily. The teacher of this school was Thomas Fitzgerald, a man of rare scholastic attainments for the time and place, who was afterwards Lieutenant-Governor of Michigan, and a prominent politician.  Mr. Perigo was an apt student, and received what was regarded as a very good common school education at that day. When twenty years old he was granted permission to leave home and work at whatever he wanted to. He obtained employment with General Joe Lane, who at that time was proprietor of a wood-yard, situated just below Three Mile Island, in Vanderburgh county. Mr. Perigo's duties consisted of attending to the books and general business of his employer, who was frequently absent from home. He was, of course, very intimately acquainted with the affairs of Lane, who at that time was a very popular and influential man, and he can relate many interesting reminiscences of the illustrious veteran. He remained in Lane's employ about three years, and he remembers him as the most genial and sociable person he ever met.

September 12th, 1838, Mr. Perigo was married to Elizabeth Youngblood, a daughter of the Rev. John W. Youngblood. The results of this marriage were eleven children — nine girls and two boys — all of whom are still living, except two. After his marriage Mr. Perigo engaged in farming, where he now lives. He held the office of trustee of Boon township during the entire time the old congressional township division was in force. In 1864 he was nominated by the Democratic party for representative of Warrick county, and was elected by a majority of 156 over James F. St. Clair, Esq., which was a notable victory at that time. He was an active member of the sessions of the Indiana Legislature in 1865-66. He was re-elected representative in 1876, and was a member of the session of the Legislature of 1877. He has held various minor offices. As a parliamentarian he has few equals in Warrick county. He is a Democrat, and has never sustained a defeat but once for any office for which he was a candidate. His career has been a notable one in local politics.

WARRICK AND ITS PROMINENT PEOPLE, A History of Warrick County, Indiana, from the time of its organization and settlement, with Biographical Sketches of some of its Prominent People of the past and present. Published 1881.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Passport Applications - Oscar Edgeworth Bloch - 1899 and 1906

Oscar Edgeworth Bloch, son of Adolph Bloch and Belle Kahn, was born 9 September 1871 in Cromwell, Ohio County. This is the son of the lady below, Mrs. Belle Bloch. Oscar Edgeworth Bloch applied for two passports, the first in 1899 and the second in 1906. He was born in Cromwell and lived in Louisville at the time of both applications.  He was a physician.  His wife was named Katharine. He died 23 June 1951 in Louisville, KY.

Name:  Oscar Edgeworth Bloch
Birth Date:  9 Sep 1871
Birth Place:  Cromwell, Kentucky
Age:   27
Passport Issue Date:  10 Jun 1899
Passport Includes a Photo:   No
Residence:   Louisville, Kentucky

Name:  O. E. Bloch
Birth Date:  9 Sep 1871
Birth Place: Cromwell, Kentucky
Age:  34
Gender:  Male
Passport Issue Date:  2 Mar 1906
Passport Includes a Photo:  No
Residence:  Louisville, Kentucky
Spouse Name: Katharine

Note that his wife, Katharine, accompanied him on this trip.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Passport Application - Mrs. Buell (Belle) Bloch - 1906

This lady was the wife of Adolphus Bloch.  Her maiden name was Kahn. Her first child says he was born in Cromwell in 1871. There is an Belvina P. Bloch in the 1880 census (Butler County) that is probably her. I think she died in 1927 in Warren County, KY. There are clues that her husband and her parents were of German origin. I think she had at least three children: Oscar E.; Leopold; and Claud C.

Name:  Mrs. Buell (Belle?) Bloch
Birth Date:  25 Oct 1852
Birth Place: Ohio County, KY
Age:  53
Passport Issue Date: 16 Mar 1906
Passport Includes a Photo:  No
Residence: Bowling Green, Kentucky

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Passport Applications - Roy C. Bennett - 1918 and 1922

Roy Coleman Bennett, son of James Coleman Bennett and Semarimus Barnard, was born at Centertown, Ohio County 2 July 1889. This young man, Roy C. Bennett, applied for two passports. The first application was dated August 5, 1918 and the second was dated January 12, 1922.  The stated purpose of the first application was to travel to Manila, Philippines to accept employment with a newspaper. The application further states that Roy C. Bennett had been employed in the newspaper business with The Daily States, New Orleans and then accepted a position in the editorial department of the Lexington Herald in April 1918; and now has accepted a position with the Cable-News American in Manila. When he registered for the draft for WWII he was still living in Manila. He died in Los Angeles, CA 18 Sept 1967.

Name: Roy Coleman Bennett
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1889
Birth Place: Near Equality, Ohio County, KY
Age:  29
Passport Issue Date:  21 Aug 1918
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Lexington, Kentucky
Father Name: James Coleman Bennett
Father's Birth Location: South Carrolton, Kentucky
Father's Residence: Hartford, Kentucky

The stated purpose of the second application was to travel from the Philippines to China, Java, Borneo, Malay States, Egypt, and Australia for the purpose of literary writing. 

Name: Roy C. Bennett
Birth Date: 2 Jul 1889
Birth Place:  Centertown
Age:  32
Gender:  Male
Passport Issue Date:  12 Jan 1922
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence: Hartford

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Passport Application - Robert Lee Barnes 1919

Robert Lee Barnes, son of Weaver H. Barnes and Avadna Ann Barnes, was born in Prentiss, Ohio County 7 October 1879. Robert's wife was named Pearl. This application tells us that Robert L. Barnes is a Major in the US Army; he served in the Philippines in 1902 - 1907; he was living in Washington, DC in 1919; and he desired to travel to Nicaragua, Panama, Cuba, and the West Indies to investigate business possibilities. Robert died 26 November 1947.

Name:  Robert L. Barnes
Birth Date:  7 Oct 1879
Birth Place:  Prentiss, Kentucky
Age:   39
Passport Issue Date:   24 May 1919
Passport Includes a Photo:   No
Residence:   Washington, District of Columbia
Father Name:  Weaver H. Barnes
Father's Birth Location:   Kentucky
Father's Residence:  Prentiss, Kentucky

The left side of the first image is not related.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Passport Application - Charles R. Barnard - 1920

Charles R. Barnard, the son of Mayworth Barnard and Charlotte Diane Wallace, was born in Ohio County 1 June 1896. Charles served in WWI. He died 19 March 1974 in Newport, Campbell County, KY.

This is called a Duplicate Application and does not include the photo or physical description.  The application states that the applicant lived all of his life in Ohio County and in Oklahoma; that the applicant's father now resides in Ada, Oklahoma; that the applicant is a mechanic; who resides in Camp Morrison, Warwick County, VA; and that the applicant desires to visit France to visit relatives.

Name:  Charles R. Barnard
Birth Date:  1 Jun 1896
Birth Place:  Hartford, Kentucky
Age:   23
Passport Issue Date:  22 Apr 1920
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Camp Morrison, Virginia
Father's Birth Location: Kentucky
Father's Residence: Ada, Oklahoma

The left page is for another person.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Passport Application - John Wesley Baize - 1920

John Wesley Baize, the son of George N. Baize and Florence T. Finley, was born in Ohio County 10 February 1886. John's wife was Myrtle May Weaver. The following shows that John W. Baize was living in New Orleans in 1920 when he applied for a passport to travel to Mexico; the purpose of the travel was construction work. John died 26 March 1925 in St. Louis, MO. 

Name:   John W. Baize
Birth Date:  10 Feb 1886
Birth Place:  Ohio County, Kentucky
Age: 34
Passport Issue Date:  23 Nov 1920
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  New Orleans, Louisiana
Father Name:  Lee Baize
Father's Birth Location:  Kentucky
Father's Residence:  Deceased

The photo on the left side of the first image is not John Baize.  His photo is on the left side of the second image.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Passport Applications - James H. Anderson - 1922

How lucky you would be if one of your ancestors applied for a passport. The applications often tell us where people are living at the time of the application; some tell what the applicant does for a living; some tell the place where their father lives; some tell the name of the applicant's spouse; some include a photo; and some give detailed physical descriptions.  All-in-all, they contain some interesting information; especially if the application helps you find an ancestor that moved away from Ohio County.

I have found about 80 of these applications and I plan to post them all, although it will take some time to do so.  They will be posted in alphabetic order.  Here is the first:

Name:  James H Anderson
Birth Date:  6 Nov 1862
Birth Place: Point Pleasant, Ohio County, Kentucky
Age:  60
Passport Issue Date:  16 Dec 1922
Passport Includes a Photo:  Yes
Residence:  Knoxville, Tennessee
Father Name:  S. W. Anderson
Father's Birth Location: Pennsylvania
Father's Residence: Owensboro, Kentucky

James Hughes Anderson was born at Point Pleasant, Ohio County, 6 November 1862. He married Annie M. Waller, who predeceased him. He operated a retail store in Knoxville most of his adult life and he died in Knoxville, TN 22 may 1949.

The right part of the first image below is the first page of original Passport Application for James H. Anderson. I do not think the left side of the first image is in any way related to James H. Anderson; it is the previous person in the file. The second image below is the second and third page of the Anderson Application.

McHenry Newsletter 1881

McHenry Newsletter  May 23, 1881

            Died, at her residence in this place Friday, the 29th Inst., Mrs. Fields. Her health had long been failing, and, though the blow was sudden, it was not altogether unexpected. She was interred in the family burying ground, near Cromwell, this county, yesterday evening. Her loss from our midst will be deeply felt.
           McHenry is still improving. I notice a new building in course of construction - the residence of Mr. Espy.  Mr. Remus Hunter’s residence is nearing completion and will soon be ready for an occupant. 

           Miss Villie Taylor is visiting friends and relatives in this place.

            Miss Effie Taylor, after an absence of a week, returned yesterday and will today resume her position as assistant teacher in the school at this place.

            I understand that the McHenry Coal Company will be ready to take out coal at the new “slope" about the first of September, and the ensuing season, I predict, will be a lively one for miners in this locality.

Semper Fidelis