James Franklin Derry


 
 


Children of James Franklin and Alice Mae are:

ETHEL REXROAT DERRY

CLARENCE PARK. DERRY

GERALD F. DERRY

ESTHER ANN DERRY

EUGENE DERRY

DOROTHY MARIE DERRY

THEODORE REX DERRY


Brothers:

CARLISLE DERRY

WILLIAM DERRY

LOUIS DERRY

JOHN H. DERRY

PHILLIP W. DERRY

BASIL B. DERRY

WILLIAM "MANSON" DERRY

CHARLES EDWARD DERRY


Sisters:

RACHEL JANE DERRY

NANCY ELIZABETH DERRY

MATILDA ELSIE DERRY

ELIZABETH MARY DERRY


Parents:

Basil & Fredericka Christena Weidenhamer-Derry


Grandparents:

Jacob & Rachel Bright-Derry


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James Franklin Derry

JAMES FRANKLIN DERRY. Born 13 May 1870 in Farris, Illinois, and died 17 August 1937 in Illinois. James was a son ofBasil and Fredericka Christena Derry. He marriedALICE MAE REXROAT. Alice Mae was born in 1869 at Pennington Point, McDonough County, Illinois, and died in 1929.

Photos and the following information is provided by James Frederick Derry, a grandson of James Franklin Derry, and my 1st cousin, and forwarded to me by James' son, David Derry.

Born: Golden (Adams County), Illinois May 13, 1870
Father: Basil Derry (1820-1899)
Mother: Fredericka C. Weidenhamer (1829-1903)
First Marriage: Pennington Point (near Macomb), Illinois August 17, 1893
First Spouse: Alice Mae Rexroat (1869-1929) Date of marriage: 05/17/1893 License #: 00000683
Second Marriage: March 2, 1934
Second Spouse: Minogene Cartlidge
Buried: Berwyn, Illinois


James Franklin & Alice Mae nee Rexroat Derry
circa-1895


James Franklin & Alice Mae nee Rexroat Derry
circa-1920

"Frank", as he was often called, attended the Macomb Community College (now the University of Western Illinois) for four years. That is where he met Alice Mae Rexroat. The 1900 census has the family in Galesburg, (Knox County), Illinois, with J.F. working as a mail carrier. He subsequently had a photo studio in a nearby town.

About 1920, he was in an Army uniform at the Victory Arch in Newport News, Virginia. The family, however, was in Baxter Springs (Cherokee County), Kansas during 1916-1920, where J.F. was apparently based as a conductor for the Rock Island railroad. He then joined the U.S. Treasury Deptartment, Bureau of Industrial Alcohol, and served until 1935, when he retired. This job required frequent changes of duty stations, one of which was Berwyn, Illinois (1928-1929); another was Terre Haute, Indiana (1934).

Alice died in 1929. JF remarried March 2, 1934 to a widow, Minogene Cartlidge. JF is buried alongside Alice in a Berwyn cemetery, "at the south end of Oak Park Avenue."

James Franklin Derry
1936

James Franklin Derry
In Macomb, Illinois January 8, 1921

 

Children of James Franklin and Alice Mae are:

ETHEL REXROAT DERRY b.1895 d.1976 or '77. She married Ernest Schweitzberger.

CLARENCE PARK. DERRY b. 1897 d. 1968.

GERALD F. DERRY b. 1899 d. 1962. He married Irma Mae Domm.

ESTHER ANN DERRY b.1903 d.????.

EUGENE DERRY b.1903 d.1903.

DOROTHY MARIE DERRY b.1903.

THEODORE REX DERRY b.1905 d.????.

James Franklin Derry and Alice Mae Rexroat (R), and in-laws Frederick Hoopert and Frieda Kirchberg (L), at the Hopperts home at 829 Elgin Avenue, Forest Park, IL
circa 1920

 

 

 

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