Person:Plummer Gastineau (1)

Plummer Emanuel Gastineau
m. 20 Nov 1851
  1. Marion Gastineau1853 - 1925
  2. Nancy Gastineau1854 - 1897
  3. Anna A. Gastineau1856 - 1926
  4. William Gastineau1856 - 1862
  5. Martha A. Gastineau1858 - 1914
  6. James Gastineau1859 - 1936
  7. George Washington Gastineau1859 - 1902
  8. Elizabeth Gastineau1862 - 1948
  9. Jeremiah Gastineau1864 - 1894
  10. Patience Gastineau1865 -
  11. Plummer Emanuel Gastineau1867 - 1928
  12. Levi Grant Gastineau1868 - 1945
  13. Henry Gastineau1870 - 1956
  14. Rachel Catherine Gastineau1872 - 1898
  • HPlummer Emanuel Gastineau1867 - 1928
  • WAgnes Cronin1871 - 1944
m. 5 Feb 1894
  1. Dr. Frank Michael Gastineau1894 - 1957
  2. Frederick Emanuel Gastineau1896 - 1993
  3. Paul Louis Gastineau1898 - 1975
  4. Adelaide Claire Gastineau1903 - 1990
  5. Joseph Plummer Gastineau1905 - 1924
Facts and Events
Name Plummer Emanuel Gastineau
Gender Male
Birth? 27 Apr 1867 Greene County, Indiana
Other? 1892-1893 Indianapolis, Marion County, IndianaMigration
Marriage 5 Feb 1894 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indianato Agnes Cronin
Religion? abt 1895 Converted to Roman Catholicism after his marriage
Occupation? 1896 Railroad engineer.
Death[1][2] 25 Apr 1928 St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana(of diabetes)
Burial[2] 27 Apr 1928 Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana

In 1892, when he was 24 years old, Plummer appears to have sowed his wild oats, resulting in a bastardy suit brought by a Mary C. Brillhart. (No other details are known; no court file has been found and the news story was very obliquely written.) He moved to Indianapolis shortly thereafter, presumably in part to escape his legal troubles.S3


News clipping from unidentified Indianapolis newspaper:[8]

Mrs. Gastineau and Four Sons Have Narrow Escape from Death by Fire

     Mrs. Plummer A.[sic] Gastineau and her four little sons had a narrow escape from death in flames that destroyed their home, 16 Hamilton avenue, yesterday morning.
     Gathering her little ones about her, Mrs. Gastineau barely had time to escape with her life, going to the home of a relative in her night clothes. All of their wearing apparel was burned, and the mother and the children wore borrowed clothes yesterday.
     The home was a complete wreck. The mother returned home, yesterday, and learned that the piano and a few pictures and a little bedding had been saved. Everything else was gone and the downpouring rain dripped through the charred rafters into every room in the house.
     Frank Gastineau, eight years of age, had not been well and the mother was caring for him. She fell asleep beside him. He awoke and asked for a drink. The mother smelled smoke and hurried toward the dining room. When she opened the dining room door she was met by the flames.
     Slamming the door, the mother gathered her children about her and fled.
     The watchman in the courthouse tower discoverd the fire sooner than the occupants of the house, and the firemen were on the way to the fire when the mother and her children escaped.
     The loss was about $1,500 and was partially covered by insurance.


Marion County, Indiana, 1910 census:S5

Gastineau, Plumber E. Head 41 yrs (marr. 16 yrs) b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana) Conductor / Passenger Train
      Agnes Wife 37 yrs (5 child, 5 liv) b. Indiana (parents, b. "In Irish") "None"
      Frank M. Son 15 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)
      Fred E. Son 14 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)
      Paul L. Son 11 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)
      Adelaide C. Dau 8 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)
      Plumber J. Son 5 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)

Marion County, Indiana, 1920 census:S6

Gastineau, Plummer Head 52 yrs b. Indiana (father, b. Kentucky; mother, b. Indiana) Railroad / Conductor
      Agnes Wife 48 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Ireland)
      Paul son 21 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana) Railroad / Fireman
      Adelaide dau 18 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)
      Joe P. son 14 yrs b. Indiana (parents, b. Indiana)


Burial Record:S2

Gastineau, Plummer E. Age 60.
Address: 215 N. Tacoma Ave.
Lot 158 N. 1/2, Sec. D Vault Gr. 2.
Parish: St. Philip Neri.
Relative: Agnes Gastineau (Wife).
Died Apr. 25, 1928, buried Apr. 27 1928.
Undertaker: Kirby & Dinn.
Plummer E. Gastineau
1867 - 1928
  1. Indiana Death Certificate.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Calvary Cemetery (Indianapolis, Indiana); Indiana) Calvary Mausoleum (Indianapolis; Indiana) Holy Cross Cemetery (Indianapolis; and Indiana) St. Joseph Cemetery (Indianapolis. Interment records of Calvary, Holy Cross, St. Joseph, and Calvary Mausoleum, Catholic cemeteries, Indianapolis, Indiana. (Salt Lake City, Utah, United States: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1987).
  3.   Greene County, Indiana. Democrat. (Bloomfield, Indiana), 19 Feb 1892.
  4.   Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Ind: with Reminiscences of Pioneer Days. (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1908), p. 1172, 1908.

    ". . . a passenger conductor living in Indianapolis. At present he is connected with the Indianapolis & Vincesses Railroad Company."

  5.   Marion, Indiana, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T624), ED 155, p. 5B, house/family 120/126 (215 N. Tacoma Ave).
  6.   Marion, Indiana, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T625), ED 155, p. 11A, house/family 246/267 (215 N. Tacoma Ave).
  7.   Marion, Indiana, United States. Probates.

    "No estate opened"

  8. Undated news clipping (Indianapolis). Assumed to be c1903 from internal evidence..

    (Assumed to be c1903 from internal evidence)

  9.   Indianapolis News, p. 21, 26 Apr 1928.

    Veteran Conductor Dead.

    Plummer Gastineau, age sixty, a resident of Indianapolis for forty years, died Tuesday at the St. Vincent's Hospital following an illness of four months. Funeral services will be held at St. Philip Neeri Catholic Church church at 9 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in St. Joseph cemetery. Mr. Gastineau was born at Linton, and came to this city in 1888. He married Miss Agnes Cronin, of Indianapolis, in 1894. He served as passenger conductor on the I. & V. [Indianapolis & Vincennes] branch of the Pennsylvania railroad more than forty [sic] years. Mr. Gastineau was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors and of the Pennsylvania Veterans' Association. Surviving, beside the widow, are four children, Dr. Frank M., Fred E., Paul L. and Adelaide Gastineau, all of Indianapolis.

  10.   Indianapolis (Indiana) News, p. 10, 3 Jan 1902.

    P. E. Gastineau, conductor on the Indianapolis & Vincennes, was called to Linton last night by a telegram announcing the death of his brother. [Referring to George Washington Gastineau.]