Family:Oscar Robbins and Grace Foulke (6)

Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2][3][4][19][22][40] 14 SEP 1910 Hamilton Co, Indiana
Other[5][6][41] 19 MAR 1918 Hamilton, Indiana, United StatesResidence
Other[19][23][31] ABT 1920 Cadiz, Henry Co, IndianaCadiz Farm
Other[7] JAN 1920 Henry Co, Indiana1920 Census
Other[20][19][24] ABT MAR 1923 Cadiz, Henry Co, IndianaHouse that burned
Other[19][25] MAR 1923 Cadiz, Henry Co, IndianaScott Farm
Other[20][19][8][26] ABT 1924 Shirley, Henry, Indiana, United StatesShirley farm
Other[20][32] ABT 1925 Cadiz, Henry Co, IndianaCadiz Farm ??
Other[9][38] 1930 Jackson, Hamilton, Indiana, United States1930 Census
Other[20][19][21][28][33][42] MAR 1930 Jackson, Hamilton, Indiana, United StatesFoulke farm
Other[9] 17 APR 1930 Hamilton Co, IndianaLived on Foulke farm
Other[10] AUG 1931 Hamilton Co, Indiana
Other[19][29] 1934 White River, Hamilton, Indiana, United StatesEast of Arcadia Farm
Other[20][19][21][30][34][37][43] 1937 Green, Randolph, Indiana, United StatesFairview Farm
Other[20][11][12][18][35] 1943 Delaware, Indiana, United StatesCole Farm
Other[13][14][12][20][15][16][18][36][39] 1947 Delaware Co, IndianaCR1270N Farm
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Contents

Marriage

Oscar and Grace were married on Wednesday 14 September 1910 in Hamilton County, Indiana. N21

Children

Residences

Hamilton County, Indiana

Their first child, Myron Foulke, was born in Noblesville Township in August 1911. Ina was born in Fishers, Fall Creek Township in December 1913. They were still in Fall Creek Township in March 1918 when their second son was born.

Henry County, Indiana

  • Cadiz Farm
    • By 1920 the Robbins family had moved to a farm near Cadiz. The 1920 Census shows them in Harrison Township, Henry County.
    • Their daughter Sarah Esther was born in Harrison Township, Henry County in July of 1920.
    • This farm was about 80 acres in size. They had 15 or 20 head of milk cows, horses and Poland China hogs. Grace had 500 chickens and traded the eggs for groceries – they sold the cream from the milk and fed the milk to the hogs. N2
    • The house on the Cadiz farm burned about March 1923. N3
      • The fire started in the smoke house, probably from a ham falling into the fire. Some men from Cadiz came out but were not successful in putting out the fire and the house was a total loss.
  • Scott Farm
    • Following the fire the family moved to a farm owned by Mrs. Scott. They lived at this farm for a time and then moved to the Shirley Farm.
    • The family probably rented this farm, but they did run it for Mrs. Scott. N4
  • Shirley Farm
    • The family rented this farm from a banker.
    • The owner supplied the money for supplies and they built a silo while living there. N5
  • Back to the Cadiz Farm
    • The family evidently moved back to the Cadiz farm once Oscar was finished building the new house. The kids all went to Cadiz School and the oldest child, Myron, graduated from Cadiz in 1930.
    • The new house consisted of an old house that Oscar bought, cut in half, moved to the Cadiz farm location and put back together. He finished it and added porches.
    • The family lost this farm because they could not make the payments during the depression.

Return to Hamilton County

  • Foulke Farm N12
    • Location: Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana I8
    • In about 1930 the family moved from Henry County back to Hamilton County.
    • This move took place in late 1929 or early 1930 because son Myron lived with a friend’s family so he could finish school and graduate from Cadiz in Henry County.
    • The 1930 Census shows the family residing in Jackson Township.
    • They moved to the farm of Grace’s mother where she had lived as a child. Oscar, and Grace’s brother Arthur, were attempting to save the farm from foreclosure. Mary Francis was in debt because she had signed notes to Robert Ross, her son-in-law while he and his wife had been living on the farm.
    • This was a nice farm consisting of about 100 acres.
    • Oscar and Arthur were not successful in saving the farm and after the death of Arthur from suicide in June 1934, the Robbins family moved once again.
  • East of Arcadia Farm: The family rented this farm and it consisted of about 200 acres and was approximately six miles east of Arcadia. It had a large house and was in White River Township. N8

Randolph County, Indiana

  • Fairview Farm I9, N9
    • This farm was in Green Township and was located on what is now County Road 100N, .67 miles east of County Road 1150W. N16
    • The farm was about 105 acres
    • This is the first farm the family bought after losing the Cadiz farm in 1930.
    • The family moved to this farm in about 1937 or 1938 and sold it in about 1943.
    • Once Oscar’s son left for World War II he was not able to do the farming by himself so he he traded it for a smaller farm in Delaware County that he ended up owning free and clear after the trade.

Delaware County, Indiana

  • Cole Farm N14
    • This was a 40 acre farm that had a small house, a barn and some other outbuildings.
    • Oscar had a few milk cows but not much else at this farm
    • By this time all the children had moved away with the exception of son Milton.
  • CR1270N Farm N15
    • This farm was about 140 acres with land in both Delaware and Blackford Counties.
    • The farm was located on what is now Delaware County Road 1270N, and about 1 mile northwest of the Cole farm.
    • The family moved to this farm about 1947.
    • The son serving in the Army during World War II had purchased an adjoining farm and was once again helping Oscar run his farm.
    • This farm had a small 2-story house, a large barn with silo and several outbuildings. It also had a large wood with a winding stream. I1, I10, I11, I12
    • On the Blackford county side of the farm was a windmill and rolling hills that were not tillable and was used for pasture.
    • Oscar lived here until his death in February 1959. N18
    • Grace sold and moved from the farm to a house in Eaton, Delaware County, Indiana

Written by Robbhaas 23 Dec 2007

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References
  1. ID0016 - Myron Foulke Robbins, Sr., Secondary quality.

    Family History Sheet 671-1 - Family History sheet for Isaac Robbins ID0069 and Keziah Tomlinson ID0070 - Acc671- RH archives/SB-7/Folder 6

  2. Database On-line, Secondary quality.

    Birth year: 1880; Birth city: Hamilton CO; Birth state: IN - Edmund West, comp.. Family Data Collection - Individual Records [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:- MyFamily.com, Inc., 2000 == Marriage date: 14 Sep 1910 -Place: Not given - Spouse: Oscar Robbins - Acc741 Location: RH Archives/SB7/Folder 17

  3. Database On-line, Primary quality.

    Hamilton County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Record 1900-1920 Inclusive Volume, Part One 1900-1909 Part Two 1910-1920 Original Rec; Book: 13;Page: 281. - Ancestry.com. Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. Original data: - Works Progress Administration, comp. Index to Marriage Records Indiana: Indiana Works Progress Administration, 1938-1940. Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research, comp. Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Indiana. Many of these records are on microfilm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah. == Shows Marriage Date as 14 Sept 1910 in Hamilton County, Indiana - Acc829 - RH Archives/SB7/Folder 24

  4. Book, Secondary quality.

    Index to Marriage Records Hamilton Co [Indiana] 1900-1920, vol 3 - part two, page 37 - Foulke, Grace G Oscar C Robbins 14 Sep 1910 Book 13, page 281 County Clerk office

  5. Birth Record, Primary quality.

    Book H-10 page no 59 - Hamilton Co, IN Record of Birth - Walter Clifton Robbins ID0005 Shows father and his age and Mother and her age - "Recorded locally in book no H-10 page no 59 - signed by Dr C H Tomlinson, Sec'y/ Cicero Ind Jan 12 - 1942. - filed 21 March 1918" - Acc091805-002 Location: RH archives/SB4/folder 11/

  6. Document, Federal - US, Primary quality.

    WW 1 Draft Registration Card - Registration Location: Hamilton County, Indiana; Roll: 1503897; Draft Board: 0 - Shows name, address, age, birth date, white, native born, occupation: farming for self, wife name and address, tall, stout, eyes: gray, Hair: brown, Not lost leg, hand, eye, etc [box 29], Oscar's signature - Serial number: 2002 Order Number: A2111 - Number stamped across upper right corner of card: 13-3-8-C - Address: 2 Route Fortville, Hancock co, Indiana - Acc638 Location: RH Archives/SB-7/Folder 3 - Image obtained from ancestry.com - NARA M1509

  7. 1920 Census, Primary quality.

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Harrison, Henry, Indiana; Roll: T625_437; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 63; Image: 736. Ancestry.com. Acc642 - RH Archives/SB-7/folder 3

  8. C. J. Puetz, (i)Indiana's County Maps(/i) (Lyndon Station, WI: C.J. Puetz , nd), p 41, Primary quality.

    Shows the highway out of Shirley going to Kennard - The farm was located between Shirley and Kennard on a country road next to the railroad.

  9. 9.0 9.1 1930 Census, Primary quality.

    Year: 1930; Census Place: Jackson, Hamilton, Indiana; Roll: 590; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 14; Image: 896.0.
    Ancestry.com. Acc645 - RH Archives/SB-7/Folder 3

  10. Email, Secondary quality.

    From Living Robbins ID0186 - 21 Jan 2007 - Shows residence as 5 miles west of Cicero [Foulke Farm]- Acc853 - RH Archives/SB7/Folder 25

  11. Map, Primary quality.

    Plat Map of Cole Farm - This plat map shows this property belonging to the Cole family and consisting of 40 acres. Acc081603-004 - RH archives/SB1/folder 19.

  12. 12.0 12.1 , (i)Delaware County, Indiana Plat Book 1991(/i) (LaPorte, Indiana: Emmons Hart, 1991), p 42, Primary quality.

    Shows the farms owned by Kenneth & Pauline Light who bought the 110 acre farm from Walter & Norma Robbins in 1958. This map shows that in 1991 they owned all of the farms once owned by the Robbins family with the exception of the farm of Milton. The farms they own include: the 110 acre farm, the Cole Farm, and the CR1270N farm of Oscar & Grace Robbins. They own extensive land beyond these farms. Acc092705-004 - RH Archives/SB4/Folder 1

  13. Delaware County, Indiana Official Farm Plat Book, abt 1957, p 33, 43, Primary quality.

    Union Twp, section 8

    Page 33: The 110 acre farm is located in section 8 - Shows relationship between the farms of Walter, Oscar and Milton Robbins -

  14. Delaware County, Indiana Farm Plat Book, 1952, p 43, Primary quality.

    Shows the CR1270N farm owned by Oscar and Grace Robbins in section 7 == Acc092705-003 - RH Archives/SB4/Folder 25

  15. Robbhaas Personal Knowledge.

    I was a frequent visitor at this farm which was located about a mile west of our farm - Union Twp/Delaware Co, Indiana

  16. Obituary, Secondary quality.

    Noblesville Daily Ledger - 9 Feb 1959, page 6 - County <b>Acc884 - RH Archives/SB7/Folder 27 - Microfilm Repository: Hamilton East Public Library - Noblesville, Hamilton Co, Indiana

    Native Dies at Muncie Oscar C. Robbins, a native of Hamilton county who would have been 83 years old today, passed away Sunday evening at his residence on R. 1, Muncie after an illness of several months. A retired farmer he was born in Hamilton county, the son of Isaac and Kiziah Robbins. Survivors include the widow: Grace; three sons, Myron F. Robbins , of Sheridan; Walter C. Robbins, Daleville; Milton Robbins, R 1, Muncie; three daughters, Ina M Castetter, Elwood; Mary A. Jerrell [sic], Middletown; Miss Esther Robbins, Muncie; one sister, Lizzie Mallenkipf [sic], Indianapolis; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. (CST) at the Pitman Funeral Home in Eaton, Ind., with Rev. Russell Hall, pastor of the Eaton Methodist Church in charge. Burial will occur in Garden's of Memory Cemetery near Muncie. Friends may call after 2 pm Tuesday at the funeral home.

  17.   Interview, Secondary quality.

    Interview with WCR ID0005 - 12 Dec 2006 at his home

  18. 18.0 18.1 Family Farms - Robbins, Primary quality.

    This source gives descriptions and locations of the family farms in Northern Delaware and Southern Blackford Counties.

  19. 19.0 19.1 19.2 19.3 19.4 19.5 19.6 19.7 Interview WCR 22 Sept 2005, 22 Sept 2005, Primary quality.

    This interview covered mostly the time spent in Hamilton and Henry Counties of Indiana.

    Grace's parents didn't want her to marry Oscar because he was poor and she was in the rich class. In their eyes he didn't amount to anything - the Foulke's wanted their girls to marry wealthy, important people.

    Dad stated that they lived at this farm for a long time and that Myron had graduated from Cadiz High School. Grandpa owned this farm, he had a mortgage on it. The farm consisted of 80 acres. They had 15 or 20 head of milk cows, had horses and Poland China Hogs - these were his dad's pride and joys. He kept 5 or 6 Poland China sows all the time and only raised this breed of hogs. His mother always kept 500 hens and traded the eggs she got to the grocery store for groceries for the family and then the store would sell the eggs. They also sold the cream from the milk cows and fed the milk, other than what they used themselves, to the hogs. After the house burned his dad built a new house on this farm. They were living at the Scott farm while he was building this new house. The new house consisted of an old house that he had bought, cut in two and hauled it to the Cadiz farm. Once there he put it back together and did the refinishing, and adding porches, etc. Later, after they had left this farm this house that he had built burned and it was said that the next one on the farm after that burned as well. Dad does not think they ever moved back to this farm after leaving when the house burned. He did state the farm was located on a corner. [Page 9] Dad thinks his dad lost this farm in 1929 or so. They couldn't afford to even pay the interest on the mortgage because it was during the depression.

    Dad stated that the house burned in probably 1922 or 23 and that Esther wasn't even a year old yet [She was born 7 1920]. The fire started in the smoke house. A ham probably fell in the coals which spread the fire. The house was a total loss, they lost everything. Some men came from Cadiz but couldn't do anything. There was water but not enough to fight the fire - They didn't have any fire engines. Grandpa and Myron had gone to the elevator at Shirley to get seed oats - This was in March. Dad, Ina and Mary were playing in the front yard and smoke go so bad they moved to the side of the house. When it got bad there they went inside the house and told their mother. She opened the door to the smokehouse shed and there was the fire. Nobody was hurt. The newspaper stated that dad had died but what they were supposed to say was that his clothes burned up. Dad thinks this was either in the Cadiz or Noblesville newspaper.

    They moved to this farm after the house at the Cadiz Farm burned. Mrs Scott had been married to a man that was a house mover but he had died and she needed someone to run her farm. The Oscar Robbins family moved in with her and Oscar ran the farm. This caused some problems because Grace, Oscar's wife was jealous and aftaid that Oscar would have an affair with Mrs Scott. They only lived at this farm for about a year and probably moved to the Shirley farm from here. This was an 80 acre farm. Oscar was also busy building a new house to replaced the burned one on the Cadiz farm.

    Oscar and Grace rented this farm from a banker. They moved here dad thinks when he was about 9 [had to be earlier if he started the first grade here]. The banker paid the bills for Oscar to build the silo on the farm They had hired someone to do the concrete work. Walter filled the holes with concrete and Myron helped in some way as well. The silo was about 20 or 30 feet in diameter and about 20 or 30 feet tall. This farm was located about 2 or 3 miles from Shirley back east from Shirley and there was a railroad - the farm was next to the railroad. The farm was off of highway 234 about 2 miles south. Highway 234 goes north of Shirley to Kennard then north then east to New Castle. Paul Jarrell ID0053 told dad that if you take the Mechanicsburg Road south you would run into this farm. Greensboro Township

    This source goes into a more thorough description of the move to this farm, the problem between Arthur Foulke ID0086 and Rob Ross ID0085.

    This source tells about the East of Arcadia Farm - "The Oscar Robbins family moved to this farm after Arthur Foulke ID0086 committed suicide on 6 June 1934. The family rented this farm. This farm had a large house and consisted of 200 + acres. The location of the farm was about 6 miles east of Arcadia on the road between the little towns of Omega and Aroma. Just east of Bear Creek there is a jog in the road and the farm was about 1/2 mile east of that jog. [See multimedia for map]. == White River Township

    This source gives the size of the farm as 105 acres..It also states they probably bought the farm in 1937 or 1938 and probably sold it the summer of 1943. "This is the first farm that the Oscar Robbins family bought after losing the Cadiz farm in 1930. This farm consisted of many acres. Walter was unsure about the exact amout but estimated anywhere from 105 to 202 acres. They farmed this until just after Walter left for the army. Oscar probably moved from this farm in the summer of 1943 because he could no longer take care of the farm since Walter was not there to help him. His other son, Milton ID0043 would not help his dad with the farm. Oscar traded this farm for the Cole farm so he ended up getting the Cole farm free and clear. Esther ID 0198 and Milton ID0043 both attended Green Twp school while they were living here. This school was located across the river off of 28 south of Fairview.

  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 Interview WCR 20 Sept 2005, 20 Sept 2005, Primary quality.

    This interview covered mostly the time spent in Hamilton and Henry Counties of Indiana.

    P 3, 4 - Dad stated that he attended the 2nd through 4th grades at Cadiz - He said he went to Cadiz for 3 or 4 years then we moved. - I am only guessing that the Oscar Robbins family moved back to the Cadiz farm once Oscar was finished building the new house on the farm. I know the family was back in the Cadiz area because the kids went to school in Cadiz and Myron graduated from Cadiz in 1930 and dad claims he went to Cadiz schools starting in the 2nd grade and through at least the 4th or 5th grades

    Pages 1, 2 - These pages talk about the move and the location of the farm - "Oscar Robbins had wanted to farm the Foulke farm for Mary Underwood Foulke ID0078 but she felt that he was not good enough, because he came from the poor class. Instead, she allowed Rob Ross ID0085 to run the farm. Rob Ross was a big-time auctioneer in Hamilton County so Mary felt he was upper-class and thus worthy of running the farm. Rob Ross ran the farm into the ground and forced (according to Mary) Mary to sign several notes against the farm.

    After signing several of these notes Mary was in trouble. Her son Arthur ID0086 stepped in and took the farm from Rob Ross but it was almost too late. This was during the depression and things were bad for everyone. Arthur forced Rob to move off the farm and he got Oscar Robbins to move there to run the farm. This move took place in about March of 1930 when the Robbins family moved from their Cadiz farm which they had lost because they could not make the payments or even the interest on the mortgage on the farm.

    Oscar and family moved here and the children began to attend Cicero School. The Foulke family farm was located west of Cicero [see the map in multimedia] and consisted of about 102 acres in 1930. They farmed the farm until about March of 1934 when things got really bad and Arthur could do nothing further to help his mother and she lost the farm. Arthur committed suicide over this and probably other things as well, but mostly the farm.

    While the Oscar Robbins family was running the farm they lived in the big house which was a 2-story house with about 8 rooms or so and she moved down to the smaller 4-room tenant house which was about 1/8 of a mile from the main house."

    P 3, 4 - This source talks about moving to this farm and why

    pgs 3-5 - I refer to this farm as the "Cole Farm" because this is the of the people who purchased the farm from Oscar and the people who were our neighbors while living in the neighborhood. This farm was situated in Union Twp, Delaware County, IN. It consisted of 40 acres with a house and a barn and other out buildings. Oscar had some milk cows here but not much else. The only child living with them at this time was Milton and possibly Esther.

    Pgs 3, 4 - This farm was 140 acres. Started with 183 acres and Oscar gave Milton 43 acres on the south side of CR1270N which left 140. This farm was in both Delaware and Blackford Counties. 61 acres of it was in Delaware Co.

    This farm was probably purchased around 1946 or 1947. Oscar and Grace were living her when Walter and family was living at the 26 acre farm north of Eaton [see the 1952 plat book which shows dad as the owner of the 26 acre farm and Oscar and Milton owners of the farms]

  21. 21.0 21.1 Interview WCR 20 Mar 2007, 20 Mar 2007, Primary quality.

    This interview covered mostly the time spent in Hamilton and Henry Counties of Indiana.

    In 1940 They got their first electricity at the Fairview Farm - It was a Co-op of some kind out of Portland. They paid something like $40 for a share in the Co-op - They also had to pay for the poles and the wire up to the farm from the road. Location: CR100N .67 miles east of CR1150W - Coordinates: 40 18 19.86W 85 11 00.23W 964 Ft elevation [Google Earth] - Size: 103 acres

  22. Grace's parents didn't want her to marry Oscar because he was poor and she was in the rich class. In their eyes he didn't amount to anything - the Foulke's wanted their girls to marry wealthy, important people.
  23. Dad stated that they lived at this farm for a long time and that Myron had graduated from Cadiz High School. Grandpa owned this farm, he had a mortgage on it. The farm consisted of 80 acres. They had 15 or 20 head of milk cows, had horses and Poland China Hogs - these were his dad's pride and joys. He kept 5 or 6 Poland China sows all the time and only raised this breed of hogs. His mother always kept 500 hens and traded the eggs she got to the grocery store for groceries for the family and then the store would sell the eggs. They also sold the cream from the milk cows and fed the milk, other than what they used themselves, to the hogs. After the house burned his dad built a new house on this farm. They were living at the Scott farm while he was building this new house. The new house consisted of an old house that he had bought, cut in two and hauled it to the Cadiz farm. Once there he put it back together and did the refinishing, and adding porches, etc. Later, after they had left this farm this house that he had built burned and it was said that the next one on the farm after that burned as well. Dad does not think they ever moved back to this farm after leaving when the house burned. He did state the farm was located on a corner. [Page 9] Dad thinks his dad lost this farm in 1929 or so. They couldn't afford to even pay the interest on the mortgage because it was during the depression.
  24. Dad stated that the house burned in probably 1922 or 23 and that Esther wasn't even a year old yet [She was born 7 1920]. The fire started in the smoke house. A ham probably fell in the coals which spread the fire. The house was a total loss, they lost everything. Some men came from Cadiz but couldn't do anything. There was water but not enough to fight the fire - They didn't have any fire engines. Grandpa and Myron had gone to the elevator at Shirley to get seed oats - This was in March. Dad, Ina and Mary were playing in the front yard and smoke go so bad they moved to the side of the house. When it got bad there they went inside the house and told their mother. She opened the door to the smokehouse shed and there was the fire. Nobody was hurt. The newspaper stated that dad had died but what they were supposed to say was that his clothes burned up. Dad thinks this was either in the Cadiz or Noblesville newspaper.
  25. They moved to this farm after the house at the Cadiz Farm burned. Mrs Scott had been married to a man that was a house mover but he had died and she needed someone to run her farm. The Oscar Robbins family moved in with her and Oscar ran the farm. This caused some problems because Grace, Oscar's wife was jealous and aftaid that Oscar would have an affair with Mrs Scott. They only lived at this farm for about a year and probably moved to the Shirley farm from here. This was an 80 acre farm. Oscar was also busy building a new house to replaced the burned one on the Cadiz farm.
  26. Oscar and Grace rented this farm from a banker. They moved here dad thinks when he was about 9 [had to be earlier if he started the first grade here]. The banker paid the bills for Oscar to build the silo on the farm They had hired someone to do the concrete work. Walter filled the holes with concrete and Myron helped in some way as well. The silo was about 20 or 30 feet in diameter and about 20 or 30 feet tall. This farm was located about 2 or 3 miles from Shirley back east from Shirley and there was a railroad - the farm was next to the railroad. The farm was off of highway 234 about 2 miles south. Highway 234 goes north of Shirley to Kennard then north then east to New Castle. Paul Jarrell ID0053 told dad that if you take the Mechanicsburg Road south you would run into this farm. Greensboro Township
  27.   Repository: Hamilton East Public Library - Noblesville, Hamilton Co, Indiana - Call# 977.256 marriage WOR vol 3
  28. This source goes into a more thorough description of the move to this farm, the problem between Arthur Foulke ID0086 and Rob Ross ID0085.
  29. This source tells about the East of Arcadia Farm - "The Oscar Robbins family moved to this farm after Arthur Foulke ID0086 committed suicide on 6 June 1934. The family rented this farm. This farm had a large house and consisted of 200 + acres. The location of the farm was about 6 miles east of Arcadia on the road between the little towns of Omega and Aroma. Just east of Bear Creek there is a jog in the road and the farm was about 1/2 mile east of that jog. [See multimedia for map]. == White River Township
  30. This source gives the size of the farm as 105 acres..It also states they probably bought the farm in 1937 or 1938 and probably sold it the summer of 1943. "This is the first farm that the Oscar Robbins family bought after losing the Cadiz farm in 1930. This farm consisted of many acres. Walter was unsure about the exact amout but estimated anywhere from 105 to 202 acres. They farmed this until just after Walter left for the army. Oscar probably moved from this farm in the summer of 1943 because he could no longer take care of the farm since Walter was not there to help him. His other son, Milton ID0043 would not help his dad with the farm. Oscar traded this farm for the Cole farm so he ended up getting the Cole farm free and clear. Esther ID 0198 and Milton ID0043 both attended Green Twp school while they were living here. This school was located across the river off of 28 south of Fairview.
  31. I am venturing a guess as to the date of the move to the Cadiz Farm as being about 1920
  32. P 3, 4 - Dad stated that he attended the 2nd through 4th grades at Cadiz - He said he went to Cadiz for 3 or 4 years then we moved. - I am only guessing that the Oscar Robbins family moved back to the Cadiz farm once Oscar was finished building the new house on the farm. I know the family was back in the Cadiz area because the kids went to school in Cadiz and Myron graduated from Cadiz in 1930 and dad claims he went to Cadiz schools starting in the 2nd grade and through at least the 4th or 5th grades
  33. Pages 1, 2 - These pages talk about the move and the location of the farm - "Oscar Robbins had wanted to farm the Foulke farm for Mary Underwood Foulke ID0078 but she felt that he was not good enough, because he came from the poor class. Instead, she allowed Rob Ross ID0085 to run the farm. Rob Ross was a big-time auctioneer in Hamilton County so Mary felt he was upper-class and thus worthy of running the farm. Rob Ross ran the farm into the ground and forced (according to Mary) Mary to sign several notes against the farm.

    After signing several of these notes Mary was in trouble. Her son Arthur ID0086 stepped in and took the farm from Rob Ross but it was almost too late. This was during the depression and things were bad for everyone. Arthur forced Rob to move off the farm and he got Oscar Robbins to move there to run the farm. This move took place in about March of 1930 when the Robbins family moved from their Cadiz farm which they had lost because they could not make the payments or even the interest on the mortgage on the farm.

    Oscar and family moved here and the children began to attend Cicero School. The Foulke family farm was located west of Cicero [see the map in multimedia] and consisted of about 102 acres in 1930. They farmed the farm until about March of 1934 when things got really bad and Arthur could do nothing further to help his mother and she lost the farm. Arthur committed suicide over this and probably other things as well, but mostly the farm.

    While the Oscar Robbins family was running the farm they lived in the big house which was a 2-story house with about 8 rooms or so and she moved down to the smaller 4-room tenant house which was about 1/8 of a mile from the main house."
  34. P 3, 4 - This source talks about moving to this farm and why
  35. pgs 3-5 - I refer to this farm as the "Cole Farm" because this is the of the people who purchased the farm from Oscar and the people who were our neighbors while living in the neighborhood. This farm was situated in Union Twp, Delaware County, IN. It consisted of 40 acres with a house and a barn and other out buildings. Oscar had some milk cows here but not much else. The only child living with them at this time was Milton and possibly Esther.
  36. Pgs 3, 4 - This farm was 140 acres. Started with 183 acres and Oscar gave Milton 43 acres on the south side of CR1270N which left 140. This farm was in both Delaware and Blackford Counties. 61 acres of it was in Delaware Co.

    This farm was probably purchased around 1946 or 1947. Oscar and Grace were living her when Walter and family was living at the 26 acre farm north of Eaton [see the 1952 plat book which shows dad as the owner of the 26 acre farm and Oscar and Milton owners of the farms]
  37. In 1940 They got their first electricity at the Fairview Farm - It was a Co-op of some kind out of Portland. They paid something like $40 for a share in the Co-op - They also had to pay for the poles and the wire up to the farm from the road. Location: CR100N .67 miles east of CR1150W - Coordinates: 40 18 19.86W 85 11 00.23W 964 Ft elevation [Google Earth] - Size: 103 acres
  38. Oscar: Head of household, home is rented - has a radio set - lives on a farm - Male, white, 54 years old, Age at first marriage: 34 years - Attended school since 1919-no - Able to read and write and speak English - Born in Indiana - Father in N Carolina and Mother in Indiana - Occupation: Farmer - Industry: Farmer - Not a veteran of US Miltary Grace: Wife of Oscar - Lived on a farm - - Female, white, 50 years old - Age at first marriage: 30 years - Did not attend school since 1919 - Able to read, write and speak English
    Born in Indiana - Father in Ohio and Mother in Indiana - No occupation given.
  39. Address: R 1 Muncie - Union Township
  40. Oscar Clifton Robbins and Grace Gertrude Foulke were married 14 Sept 1910 in Hamilton County, Indiana.

    Oscar and Grace came from completely different backgrounds - Oscar was the son of a farmer and a family that got by with renting their farms and cutting wood for a living. Grace on the other hand came from a prosperous family of farmers in the Jackson Township area of Hamilton County. Her parents were not in favor of the marriage because they felt that Grace would be marrying below her.
    Grace led a miserable life and was never happy. According to their next to oldest son, his parents fought all the time. The reason being that Grace had come from a family with money and Oscar had come from a poor family. So Grace wanted everything and Oscar was not interested in the finer things and did not have the ability to provide them anyway.

    Oscar was not very happy either and was asked once why he didn't divorce Grace and move on and he said that he had married her for better or worse. [Interview with WCR ID0005 12 Dec 2006]
  41. Their address was R 2, Fortville, Hancock, Indiana - but they actually lived in Fall Creek township, Hamilton County, Indiana