Saturday, January 22, 2011

Paul Aikey 1889-1935

Heather's Great Grandfather

Paul Aikey
Born 1889
Died 1935
Married
Born 1894
Died 1947
Mary Married 2nd
John Mook

Children:
Marlyn "Barney" Aikey 1912 – 1969 m. Margaret S. Walker
Martha Viola Aikey 1913 – 1999 m. Charles Kline
Geraldine Aikey 1915-2007 m. Frank P. Whittle
Freda Francis Aikey m. Confer 1925-2005 m. Robert James Confer
Paul Aikey
Beatrice Loretta Aikey 1922-1980 M. Ralph Jacob Kline Jr



1889 - Paul Aikey is born
His death certificate confirms his birthdate 
Name Paul Aikey
Gender Male
Race White
Age 45
Birth Date 4 Jun 1889
Birth Place Cowan, Pennsylvania
Death Date 19 Jan 1935
Death Place Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania, USA
Father Eleck Aikey
Mother Sara E Lytle
Spouse Mary Oberdorf
Certificate Number 10084

1894 - Mary Alice Oberdorf Is Born
Name Mary Mook
SSN 210-16-5171
Last Residence Mifflinburg, 17844, Union, Pennsylvania, USA
Born 18 Feb 1894
Last Benefit Lewisburg, 17837, Union, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Died Jun 1977
State (Year) SSN issued Pennsylvania - Before 1951

1900 -
Name: Paul Aikey
Age: 10
Birth Date: Jun 1889
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1900: Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
[Union] 
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Son
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Alexander Aikey
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's name: Sarah E Aikey
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Aikey 48
Sarah E Aikey 40
William R Aikey 15
Frank Aikey 13
Paul Aikey 10
Flora J Aikey 8
Margret Aikey 6
Mary A Aikey 3
Lewis Aikey 73

1910 - Married Mary Oberdorf
September 21 1910

Marriage Record
Name: Paul Aikey
Gender: Male
Age: 21
Birth Date: abt 1889
Father: Alex
Mother: Sarah E
Marriage Date: 21 Sep 1910
Spouse: Mary Obberdorf
Spouse Gender: Female
Spouse Age: 18
Spouse's Father: Jno G
Spouse's Mother: Christina
Collection and Roll: Register of Marriages - 4


 
Paul and Mary are on the right, but I do not know who is on the left?


1912- Son Marlyn "Barney" Aikey is born
Barney was born February 9 1912.  He married Margaret Walker, they did not have any children.  In 1940, Barney lived at 413 Catherine St, Lewisburg Pa.  Barney served in the second World War, and my family tells me that there is a photo of him with John Wayne, standing by a plane, but I have never been able to locate it.  Barney served from August 2 1943 to September 10 1944.

Paul & Mary Aikey  with Marlyn

Paul Aikey in the center, do not know who any of the others are...

Marlyn "Barney" Aikey


1913 - daughter Martha Viola Aikey is born
Martha was born October 29 1913.  She married Charles Edgar Kline and they had three daughters - Christina, Elaine, and Martha.  They lived in Union County Pa.  Martha died on October 8 1999.

1915 - daughter Geraldine Aikey is born
Geraldine Celesta Aikey was born March 5 1915.  She married Frank Paul Whittle. They lived in Philadelphia PA.  Aunt Gerrie died July 20 2007.



1920 Census
Name: Paul Aikey
Age: 30
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home in 1920: Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Mary A Aikey
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Home owned: Rent
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Paul Aikey 30
Mary A Aikey 25
Marlon E Aikey 7
Martha Aikey 6
Jerdeline C Aikey 4



1930 Census
Name: Paul Aikey
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1890
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Race: White
Home in 1930: Buffalo, Union, Pennsylvania
View Map
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Aikey
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Household Members:
Name Age
Paul Aikey 40
Mary Aikey 35
Beatrice Aikey 8
Freeda Aikey 5
Paul Aikey 1

1935 - Paul Commits Suicide


Shamokin News-Dispatch
(Shamokin, Pennsylvania)
21 Jan 1935, Mon • Page 10

ENDS LIFE WITH RIFLE
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PAUL AIKEY, 45, OF MAZEPPA ENDS LIFE BY SHOOTING HIMSELF THRU HEAD

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   Paul Aikey, 45, of Mazeppa, Union County, committed suicide this morning
at 6:20 o'clock by shooting himself through the head with a .22 calibre
rifle.
   Aikey according to friends and neighbors had been despondent for the past
10 days.  He was the father of six children, a carpenter by trade and had
been unable to find much employment for the past 2 years.  He operated a
small farm.
   The body was discovered in the sitting room of the home near the stove by
his wife who was roused from sleep by the shot.  The victim had not been in
bed all night.  It was ten o' when the mother and family went to bed.
   William E. Roth, Union County Coroner was immediately summoned to the
home and conducted an investigation and said the man's death had been
instantaneous.  He said that an inquest would not be necessary.
   The body was removed to the morgue of Undertaker Strunk at Lewisburg
where a further examination will be made.
  When found, the weapon from which the fatal shot was fired into the man's
head was leaning against the body.  The shot entered the lower left side of
the face and came out near the top of the head on the opposite side.  The
bullet passed near the jugular vein.
   He is survived by his widow and the following children: Beatrice, Freda,
Martha, Jeraldine, Paul Jr., and Marlin.  Martha recently became the wife of
Charles Kline of near Vicksburg and Jeraldine is a nurse in a Philadelphia
hospital.  The other four are at home and all attend the public schools at
Mazeppa.

Sunbury Daily 21 Jan 1935:

Funeral services will be held at the Forest Hill Evangelical church Tuesday.
Internment will be in adjoining cemetery.  The deceased is survived by the
following brothers and sisters: Robert of Pleasant Grove; Fran of Mazeppa;
Greaves of Port Washington. PA, Mrs. Margaret Hoffman of NJ and Mrs. Mary
Pardoe of Candaigua, NY.

Cause Of Death: Suicide by firearm a 22 caliber rifle bullet into his head.

1977 - Mary died
Name Mary Mook
SSN 210-16-5171
Last Residence Mifflinburg, 17844, Union, Pennsylvania, USA
Born 18 Feb 1894
Last Benefit Lewisburg, 17837, Union, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Died Jun 1977
State (Year) SSN issued Pennsylvania - Before 1951

Although Mary remarried, John Mook, she is buried beside Paul, in forest hill.  John was a widower as well, his first wife was Sarah Aikey, a cousin of Paul's.  Sarah had a bible, which Mary claimed.  She crossed out Sarah's name in the front, and wrote in her own, then added "this goes to Freda after I pass".  :-)  There is not much genealogy or writing in the bible, for all that, I was hoping for more in the bible..  but it's mostly just your average bible, with just a few dates written in. 

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