Person:Willard Petro (1)

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m. 12 Mar 1860
  1. Mary Belle Petro1861 - Aft 1940
  2. Willard E Petro1862 - 1946
  3. Harriet Frances Petro1866 - 1867
  4. Daniel Emory Petro1873 - 1945
  5. Harry Emerson Petro1877 - 1942
m. 23 Nov 1892
  1. Lucile Petro1893 - 1982
Facts and Events
Name Willard E Petro
Gender Male
Birth? 13 Nov 1862 Jennings, Fayette, Indiana, United States
Census[1] 1870 Jennings, Fayette, Indiana, United Statesage 7 - lives with parents
Census[2] 1880 Washington, Rush, Indiana, United Statesage 17 - lives with parents
Marriage 23 Nov 1892 Fayette, Indiana, United Statesto Anna Elizabeth Pitman
Census[3] 1900 Cambridge City, Wayne, Indiana, United States 244 Pshawnee Ave
Census[4] 1910 Cambridge City, Wayne, Indiana, United States225 Shawnee Ave
Census[5] 1920 Cambridge City, Wayne, Indiana, United StatesShawnee Ave. (no number given)
Census[6] 1930 Cambridge City, Wayne, Indiana, United States118 W. Church St
Other? 1944 Wife Libbie Dies. Willard is in poor health. The family home is sold and Willard moves to Bronxville, NY, into the home of his only daughter Lucile and her family.
Death[7][8] 27 May 1946 Bronxville, Westchester, New York, United Statesat the home of his daughter, Lucile.
Burial[7][8] Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, IndianaNo. 31, Sect. 8 - same stone as his wife and parents

Research Notes

  • cos1776 Note: The family's house at 118 W. Church St. was later used as a parsonage for the Cambridge Christian church. It was torn down in 1973, and the church has since expanded to fill the land once occupied by the home.

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  1. , in Fayette, Indiana, United States. 1870 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication M593).

    Year: 1870; Census Place: Jennings, Fayette, Indiana; Roll: M593_312; Page: 102B; Image: 208; Family History Library Film: 545811.
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    Name: Milliard Peters [Williard E Petro] Age in 1870: 7 Birth Year: abt 1863 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1870: Jennings, Fayette, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Post Office: Alquina

  2. Rush, Indiana, United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T9).

    Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Rush, Indiana; Roll: 308; Family History Film: 1254308; Page: 12D; Enumeration District: 079; Image: 0161.
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    Name: Willard Petro Age: 17 Birth Year: abt 1863 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1880: Washington, Rush, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: George W. Petro Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's name: Hannah F. Petro Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Neighbors: View others on page Occupation: Farm Laborer

  3. Wayne, Indiana, United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T623).

    Year: 1900; Census Place: Jackson, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: T623_412; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 148.
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    Name: Willard Petro Age: 37 Birth Date: Nov 1862 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1900: Jackson, Wayne, Indiana
    [Wayne] Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Anna E Petro Marriage Year: 1893 Years married: 7 Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Indiana
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    [Live next door to Libbie's parents. Willard's younger brother, Henry, lives there as well. Willard is employed as a Freight Clerk for the Railroad.]

  4. Wayne, Indiana, United States. 1910 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T624).

    Year: 1910; Census Place: Cambridge City Ward 4, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: T624_387; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 0174; Image: 707; FHL Number: 1374400.
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    Name: Williard Petro Age in 1910: 46 Birth Year: 1864 Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1910: Cambridge City Ward 4, Wayne, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Anna E Petro Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
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    [Willard works as an Agent's assistant for the Railroad.]

  5. Wayne, Indiana, United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T625).

    Year: 1920; Census Place: Cambridge City, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: T625_474; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 150; Image: 93.
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    Name: Willard Peter [Willard Petro] Age: 58 [59] Birth Year: abt 1862
    [abt 1861] Birthplace: Indiana Home in 1920: Cambridge City, Wayne, Indiana Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Head Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Peter Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky Home owned: Own Able to Read: Yes Able to Write: Yes
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    [Willard works as a clerk at the Railroad office.]

  6. Wayne, Indiana, United States. 1930 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration Publication T626).

    Year: 1930; Census Place: Cambridge, Wayne, Indiana; Roll: 4584381; Page: 9B; Image: 561.0; Family History Library Film: 2340372.
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    Name: Willard Petro Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1863 Birthplace: Indiana Race: White Home in 1930: Cambridge, Wayne, Indiana
    View Map Street Address: W Church St Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Anna E Petro Father's Birthplace: Indiana Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
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    [Willard works as a clerk at the Freight office of the Nickel Plate Railroad.]

  7. 7.0 7.1 New Castle Courier Times, 28 May 1946.

    CAMBRIDGE CITY - Willard Petro, 83 years old, well-known Cambridge City resident, died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H.F. Hall, Bronxville, NY, where he was spending several months. Mr. Petro for 40 years was chief agent of the Nickel-Plate Railroad company in Cambridge, and for several years was manager of the Indiana State Auto License department, Indianapolis. He served on the town council and the school board. He was a member of the Masonic lodge No. 5, F. & A.M. In addition to the daughter, survivors are two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services for Mr. Petro will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Howard and Son Funeral home with members of the Masonic lodge in charge. Burial will be in Riverside cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Wednesday noon.

    Willard Petro (1862-1946) Obituary
  8. 8.0 8.1 Grave Recorded, in Find A Grave.