Person:Samuel Depue (1)

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Name Samuel Wallace Depue
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 17 SEP 1889 Beth Ayres, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States
Marriage 1912 to Kathryn Elizabeth Weaver
Death? 12 SEP 1984 Johnson City, Washington, Tennessee, United States
Burial? Limestone, Washington, Tennessee, United StatesSalem Cemetary next to Washington College Academy

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Early Life

Samuel Wallace Depue was born September 17, 1889 in Beth Ayres, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States [1]. Not much is known about his early life, but it is known that he was able to read and write (1900 Census). From Census data, it seems that he used Wallace as his official name. However, he was commonly referred to as Walt [7].

Middle Life

Walt was a carpenter by trade throughout his life (see 1910, 1920, and 1930 Censuses).

Later Life

Towards the end of his life, he moved from the north, where he had been staying with one of his daugthers, to the south to live with his daughter Marian. He lived with Marian and her husband, Henry Jablonski, in Limestone, TN while Henry was the president of Washington College Academy.

In 1980, Marian and Henry retired and moved to Johnson City, TN. Walt moved with them and lived in their home until he died September 12, 1984, just shy of his 95th birthday. He died in his own bed and it is suspected that he died of cancer [8].


Places Lived

Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
55 Chestnut Street
Dates: 1910 (1910 Census)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA
So 5? Street
Dates: 1920 (1920 Census)
Haddon Heights, Camden County, New Jersey USA
2015 So. Park Avenue
Dates: 1942 (1942 US World War II Draft Registration Card)
Limestone, Tennessee USA
Washington College Academy
Dates: pre-1980. Moved here to live with his daugther Marian. Her husband was headmaster of this private rural secondary school.
Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee USA
Dates: 1980 - 1984


Relevant Census Data

Remarks on Censuses.

1900 Census. This census clearly belongs to Samuel Wallace for the following reasons.
The family names are consistent with family tradition, same birth date as with family tradition, his sister's name is the same as one of his daughter's names.
1910 Census. There is a discrepancy between the 1900 and 1910 censuses. One boy is recorded as Allen in 1900 and Albert in 1910. The correct name is Allen [7]. There are some strange marks in the last 3 columns which I cannot make sense of.
1920 Census. Several names are misspelled on this census.
Twelfth Census of the United States (1900)
Pennsylvannia - Montgomery County - Moreland Township
Location Name Relation Personal Description Nativity Citizenship Occupation, Trade, or Profession Education Ownership of Home
In cities Home
number
visit
Family
number
visit
Color
or
race
Sex Date of Birth Age
at
last
birthday
Marriage
status
Number
years
married
Mother of
how many
children
Number of
those children
living
Place of birth
of this PERSON
Place of birth
of FATHER of this person
Place of birth
of MOTHER this person
Year of immigration to the United States Number of years in United States Naturalization Occupation Months not employed Attended school (in months) Can read Can write Can speak English Owned or rented Own free or mortgaged Farm or house Number of farm schedule
Street House number Month Year
361 400 Depue  Jerome Head W M May 1848 52 M 22 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Watchman RailRoad Crossing 0 yes yes yes R H
---------- Sarah Wife W F Oct 1852 47 M 22 9 4 Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania yes yes yes
---------- Horace Son W M Dec 1879 20 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Laborer Gardener 0 yes yes yes
---------- Allen SonW M Jan 1886 13 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania at School 4 yes yes yes
---------- WallaceSonW M Sept 1889 10 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania at School 8 yes yes yes
---------- Lelia DaughterW F Jan 1891 9 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania at School 8 yes yes yes


Thirteenth Census of the United States (1910)
Pennsylvannia - Montgomery County - Moreland Township
Location Name Relation Personal Description Nativity Citizenship English spoken? or Language Occupation, Trade, or Profession Education Ownership of Home Whether a survivor of the Union or Confederate Army or Navy Whether blind (both eyes) Whether deaf and dumb
Street Home number or farm Dwelling number Number of family in order of visit Sex Color or race Age at last birthday Marriage status Number years of present marriage Mother of how many children Place of birth
of this PERSON
Place of birth
of FATHER of this person
Place of birth
of MOTHER this person
Year of immigration to the United States Naturalized or Alien Trade or profession of, or particular kind of work done by this person General nature of industry, business, or establishment in which this person works Whether an employeer, employee, or working on own account If an employee Can read Can write Attended school any time since Sept. 1, 1909 Owned or rented Own free or mortgaged Farm or house Number of farm schedule
Number born Number now living Whether out of work on April 15, 1910 Number of weeks out of work during 1909
Chestnut Street 55 62 Depue  Jerome Head M W 61 Widower Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania English WatchmanRailRoad Crossing W No 10 yes yes R H 28X5
---------- Albert sonM W 23 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania English DriverLumber Yard W No  ? yes yes 1543X
---------- Wallace sonM W 20 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania English MechanicHouse Carpenter W No 5 yes yes 2298
---------- Lela daughterM F 18 S Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Pennsylvania English None yes yes


Fourteenth Census of the United States (1920)
Pennsylvannia - City of Philadelphia, Ward 40
Abode Name Relation Tenure Personal Description Citizenship Education Nativity and Mother Tongue Occupation
Street Home number or farm Dwelling number Number of family in order of visit Home owned or rented If owned, free or mortgaged Sex Color or race Age at last birthday Single, married, widowed or divorced Year of immigration to the United States Naturalized or Alien If naturalized, year of naturalization Attended school anytime since Sept. 1, 1919 Able to read Able to write Person Father Mother Able to speak English Trade, profession or particular kind of work done Industry, business or establishment of work done Employer, salary or wage worker, or working on own account Number of farm schedule
Place of birth Mother Tongue Place of birth Mother Tongue Place of birth Mother Tongue
(So 5? St.) 946 466 466 Depue, Wallace boarder MW30M yesyesPenna Penna Penna yesCarpenterConstructionW
---------- Catherinewife FW27M yesyesPenna Penna Penna yesnone
---------- Leliadaughter FW7S yesyesyesPenna Penna Penna yes
---------- Mariondaughter FW5S yesyesyesPenna Penna Penna yes
---------- Alicedaughter FW4/12S Penna Penna Penna yes
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Jablonski Family Bible, Secondary quality.
  2. Michael Jablonski. 1942 US World War II Draft Registration Card, 1942, Primary quality.
  3.   Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sheet No. 20 B, Primary quality.
  4.   Montgomery, Pennsylvania, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sheet No. 3 A, Primary quality.
  5.   Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule, Sheet No. 20 A, Primary quality.
  6.   On many legal documents he seems to go by Wallace. This goes for most Census records.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Personal communication with Tod Jablonski, Walt's grandson.
  8. Family stories. Recorded by great-grandson Michael.