FRANK S. BRUBAKER

B. September 23, 1905 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH
D. May 12, 1962
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  • Father: John Funderburk Brubaker born April 27, 1851 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; married 1) Barbara Ellen Heck (1853-1889) on November 7, 1871 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; married 2) Frances Almeda Stuta on December 15, 1889 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; died March 7, 1923 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH.
  • Mother: Frances Almeda (Stutz) Brubaker born October 3, 1871 in Montgomery County, OH daughter of Henry J. Stutz (1848-1940) and Elizabeth S. (Snyder) Stutz (1850-1936); married about 1890 John Funderberg Brubaker; died September 7, 1955 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH. According to the Journal Herald (Dayton OH) Friday, September 9, 1955, page 3: “Mrs. Frances A. Brubaker – NEW CARLISLE – Mrs. Frances Almeda Brubaker, 83, died at 9:45 p.m. Wednesday at her home here.  She was the widow of John F. Brubaker, a former rural mail carrier here.  Brubaker, a resident of the village of 50 years, was a sister of the late Harry Stutz, formerly of New Carlisle and founder of the Stutz Motor Car company, Indianapolis.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Doom Memorial funeral home, with Rev. Chester Harley officiating.  Burial in New Carlisle cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today.  Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Miller of Dayton, Mrs. Doroty Cobaugh and Mrs. Clara Cooper, both of New Carlisle; Mrs. Verna Minnich, Mrs. Myrtle McFarland and Mrs. Lucille McCutcheon, all of Springfield; three sons, Arthur of Springfield, John of Richmond and Frank of Chicago; a stepson, Bert Brubaker, and a stepdaughter, Mrs. Ada McDowell, both of Terry, Mont.; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.”
  • Wife: Beatrice E. (Cron) Brubaker born May 13, 1911 in Ohio; married May 26, 1928 in Miami County, OH daughter Fletcher Cron and Lydia (Lunsford) Cron; last residence in Troy, Miami County, OH; Beatrice died March 1986; According to the Dayton Daily News (Dayton OH) Tuesday, April 1, 1986, page 7: “TROY: Beatrice E. Brubaker, 74, of 9 Red Cedar Drive, Monday. Services 2 p.m. Thursday, in Round Lake, Ill. (Fisher-Cheney-Cron)” (See section pertaining to Beatrice E. (Cron) Brubaker buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Douglas Arthur Brubaker born February 21, 1931 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; veteran enlisted November 27, 1951, discharged November 3, 1953; died June 22, 1991; burial location unknown
    2. Beverly Jane Brubaker born September 18, 1932 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; AKA Beverly Jane Krawczyk in September 1968; AKA Beverly Jane Ladenthin in March 1975; AKA Beverly Jane Krawczyk and Beverly Jane Reetzke in September 1978; AKA Beveral Krawczyk in December 2004; Beverly died November 26, 2004
  • Step Siblings
    • Ulysses Sidney Brubaker born in 1873; married Mary C. Good on October 9, 1892; died September 30, 1907 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH
    • Wilbert Augustus “Bert” Brubaker born April 1, 1878 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; married Carrie Evelyn Ferris (1889-1918); died January 24, 1956 in Prairie County, MT; buried in Prairie County Cemetery, Terry, Prairie County, MT; According to the Terry Tribune (Terry MT) January 26, 1956: “Wilburt (sic) A. Brubaker, 77, pioneer resident of Terry, and president of the State Bank of Terry died late Tuesday at his home. He had been in ill health about six months.  Brubaker was born near New Carlisle, Ohio April 1, 1878.  He spent his early life there before joining the Army in 1899.  He served in the Phillipines as a telegrapher in the Signal Corps and was discharged in 1902.  It was in that year he came to Montana as a telegrapher for the Northern Pacific Railway.  He first lived in Big Horn, then Tusler, before moving to Terry.  He was one of the founders of the State Bank of Terry in 1905.  The bank actually opened for business on 1-6-1905, with Mr. Brubaker as cashier.  He had completed 50 years of service this month.  During his years in Terry, Mr. Brubaker played many outstanding roles in the development of Terry and the growth of the agricultural and livestock industry in the area.  He was chairman of a 19 man committee which organized Prairie county out of a portion of Custer and Dawson counties in 1915.  He also spearheaded the drive which resulted in the construction of the bridge across the Yellowstone river at Hetty.  He, with the assistance of C. H. Williams and ex-governor Sam B. Steward, re-wrote the state banking code for Montana which was adopted by the 1927 legislature.  This law is still in effect.  He was instrumental in the securing the federal funds for the establishment of the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation districts between Miles City and Terry.  He headed Savings Bond drives for Priaire county during the two World War, as well as serving as trustee for the Terry Community church.  Mr. Brubaker was married in 1906 to Carrie Ferris, a daughter of Joseph A. and Lillie Ferris, a business associate of Theodore Roosevelt in Dickinson ND.  She preceded him in death in 1918, during the flu epidemic.  Mr. Brubaker was a member of the Terry Lodge #76 AF&AM, Terry Chapter #27i RAM, Damascus Commandery #4 at Glendive, Al Bedoo of Billings, Order of the Eastern Star at Terry, and a veteran of the Spanish American War.  He was the first president of the Terry Chamber of Commerce and an active supporter of any drive which would benefit Terry or southeastern Montana.  He is survived by three sons, Ablert, Harold, and Jack of Terry; three brothers, Arthur of Springfield, Ohio, John of Richmond ID, and Frank of Chicago.  He was seven sisters, Mrs. E. H. McDowell of Terry, Mrs. Myrtle McFarland, Mrs. Verna Minnich and Miss Lucille Brubaker of Springfield, Ohio, Mrs. Clara Cooper and Mrs. Dorothy Cobaugh, New Carlisle, Ohio and Mrs. Lizzie Miller, of Dayton, Ohio.  Preceding him in death were his wife, one daughter, one sister, and three brothers.”
    • Ada May (Brubaker) McDowell born June 11, 1880 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; married Elam H. McDowell (1868-1925) died August 13, 1960 in Terry, Prairie County, MT; Ada and Elam are buried in Priairie County, Cemetery, Terry, Prairie County, MT; According to the Terry Tribune (Terry MT) August 18, 1960: “Mrs. Ada May McDowell, pioneer resident of Terry, passed away here August 13, 1960 at the age of 80 years. Ada McDowell was born June 11, 1880 at New Carlisle OH, the daughter of John and Ella Brubaker.  She spent her early childhood in OH, coming to MT in 1910 where she homesteaded north of Terry.  On August 6, 1913, she married E. H. McDowell, and they made their home in Terry, where he was publisher of the Terry Tribune until his death in 1925.  McDowell has made her home here since.  She was a member of the order of Eastern Star and the Community Presbyterian Church of Terry.  Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.  She is survived by three brothers, Arthur Brubaker of Springfield OH; John Brubaker of Richmond ID; and Frank Brubaker of Chicago IL: six sisters, Mrs. Myrtle McFarland, Mrs. Verna Minnich, and Lucille Brubaker, of Springfield, OH; Mrs. Clara Cooper and Mrs. Dorothy Cobaugh of New Carlisle OH; and Mrs. Lizzie Miller of Dayton OH; one daughter, Mrs. Fred Morrow of Baker; three granddaughters, Mrs. Carolyn Havens of Wolf Point, Miss Diane Morrow and Miss Jeannine Morrow of Baker; one great-granddaughter, and a number of nieces and nephews, among them Albert, Harold and Jack Brubaker of Terry.”
    • Sarah Alice (Brubaker) North born October 17, 1883; married William C. North (1880-1933) on June 1, 1902 in Clark County, OH; died December 20, 1944; Sarah and William are buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH
  • Siblings:
    • Arthur S. Brubaker born January 11, 1891 in Bethel, Clark County, OH; married Orpha Viola Brubaker (1895-1973); Arthur died July 11, 1979; Arthur and Orpha are buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH
    • Verna Bell (Brubaker) Minnich born April 11, 1892 in Bethel, Clark County, OH; married Levi Minnich on November 10, 1912 in Clark County, OH son of I. B. Minnich and Eliza E. (Jenkins) Minnich; Verna died January 17, 1982; buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; According to the Dayton Daily News (Dayton OH) Monday, January 18, 1982, page 11: “MINNICH, Verna B., age 89, of the Sunyland Care Center, Springfield, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning. She was born in New Carlisle and retired from the Springfield Metallic Casket Co.  She is survived by 2 sons, Harry and Ralph, both of Dayton; several grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; 4 sisters, Mrs. Clara Cooper and Mrs. Dorothy Cobaugh, both of New Carlisle, Mrs. Lucille McCutcheon, Silver Spring, Maryland, Mrs. Myrtle McFarland, Springfield.  She was preceded in death by a son, William in 1981 and several brothers and sisters.  Services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. in the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home with the Rev. John Wilson officiating.  Burial in New Carlisle Cemetery.  Friends may call Tuesday, 5-8 p.m. at the funeral home.”
    • Lizzie F. (Brubaker) Miller born April 17, 1893 in Bethel, Clark County, OH; married E. Leslie Miller (1892-1982) on January 28, 1912 in Clark County, OH son of William Miller and Anna (Gilbert) Miller; Lizzie died November 27, 1978 in Kettering, Montgomery County, OH; Lizzie and Leslie are buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; According to the Dayton Daily News (Dayton OH) Wednesday, November 29, 1978, page 60: “MILLER, Mrs. Lizzie F., age 85 of 3812 Shroyer Rd., Kettering died Monday. She was a charter member of Christ United Methodist Church and a member of Tipp City Eastern Star.  She is survived by her husband E. Leslie; 2 sons, William B., Kettering, Paul M., Oakwood; 5 sisters, Mrs. Verna Minnich, Springfield, Mrs. Clara Cooper, New Carlisle, Mrs. Lucille McCutcheon, Adelphi, Md., Mrs. Myrtie McFarland, Springfield, and Mrs. Dorothy Cobaugh, New Carlisle; 2 brothers, Arthur S. Brubaker, Springfield and John H. Brubaker, Richmond, Ind.; 6 grandchildren.  Services 1:00 p.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church, Rev. Paul Stuckey officiating.  Burial New Carlisle Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at the R.L. Ullmer and Son, Kettering Chapel, 4100 Benfield Dr. (near E. Stroop and Marshall Rd.) and 1 hour prior to service time Thursday at the church.”
    • Judge John Henry Brubaker born February 1, 1895 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; married Mary J. Shroyer (1895-1999) on December 24, 1920, daughter of Edward C. Shroyer (1867-1953) and Cora S.Shroyer (1869-1955); John died February 26, 1991 in Richmond, Wayne County, IN; John and Mary buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH According to the Palladium-Item (Richmond IN) Wednesday, February 27, 1991, page 4: “Former judge John Brubaker dies at 96 after short illness – John Henry Brubaker, 96, formerly of 108 N.W. 10th, and a former Wayne Superior court judge, died Tuesday at Friends Fellowship Community, after a short illness.  He was a native of New Carlisle, Ohio, and had lived in Richmond since 1927.  He was a 1914 graduate of New Carlisle High School and an Army veteran of World War I, serving in the occupation of Germany.  He had served as a Boy Scout Scoutmaster, high school basketball coach and high school state basketball tournaments referee.  He was a 1926 graduate of Georgetown University Law School, Washington, D.C., with an LLB degree and did post graduate study at George Washington University Law School.  He was admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia in 1926.  He practiced law from 1926 until he retired in 1986.  He had served as a deputy prosecuting attorney for the Wayne Circuit Court from 1931-33 and had twice served as county attorney from 1934-36 and from 1939-56.  He was elected judge of Wayne Superior Court for three terms, 1957-68.  He was active in establishing Whitewater Memorial park and for many years participated in the Community Fund, Red Cross and YMCA fund drives.  He was a longtime member and past president of the Richmond Lions Club, serving as president in 1938.  He had served as a precinct committeeman and chairman of the Wayne County Republican Central Committee from 1938-42.  He was a member of the American Bar Association, the Indiana State Bar Association and past president of the Wayen County Bar Association and the Tenth District Bar Association.  He was a former member of the Supreme Court Committee on Rules of Procedure and Practice.  For 20 years he had served as a member of the Indiana Supreme Court Committee on Character and Fitness for Applicants to the Bar.  He was a member and past exalted ruler of Richmond Elks Lodge, No. 649, past master and former treasurer of Richmond Masonic Lodge, No. 196.  He was past high priest of King Solomon Chapter, No. 4 and past illustrious master of Wayne Council No. 10, past commander of the Richmond Commandery No. 8.  He was a member of the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite.  At time of retirement in 1986, he was a member of Harlan, Schussler, Keller, Boston, & Bever.  Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Mary J.; three sisters, Lucille McClutcheon and Myrtle McFarland, both of Springfield, Ohio and Dorothy Cobaugh of New Carlosisle, Ohio; nieces and nephews.  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Doan & Mills Funeral home, where a Masonic service by Richmond Masonic Lodge No. 196 will be at 7 p.m.  A graveside service will be at 11 a.m.  Friday in the New Carlisle (Ohio) Cemetery.”
    • Clara Ida (Brubaker) Cooper born February 8, 1899 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; died April 20, 1988 in Greenville, Darke County, OH; married Dewey James Cooper (1899-1968) on December 23, 1923 in Clark County, OH, son of William J. Cooper and Ellen M. (Lynch) Cooper; Clara and Dewey are buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; According to the Dayton Daily News (Dayton OH) Thursday, April 21, 1988, page 28: “COOPER, Clara I., age 89, of Greenville, formerly of New Carlisle, died Wednesday, April 20, 1988 in the Brethrens Home, Greenville. She was born February 8, 1899 in New Carlisle.  She was the oldest living member of the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren and active in the Lady’s Aid, also past president of the New Carlisle Library Board.  Cooper was preceded in death by her husband Dewey in 1968.  Survived by a son, Robert N., Lafayette, LA; daughter, Mrs. Richard (Phyllis) Coates, Washington Court House; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren; a brother, John Brubaker, Richmond, IN; three sisters, Mrs. Lucille McCutcheon and Mrs. Myrtle McFarland, both of Springfield, Mrs. Dorothy Cobaugh, New Carlisle.  Services 10 A.M. Saturday in the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren with Rev. William Kidwell & Rev. Chester Harley officiating.  Burial in New Carlisle Cemetery.  Visitation 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. Friday in the Trostel-Chapman Funeral Home, New Carlisle and 1 hour prior to services at the church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the New Carlisle Church of the Brethren.”
    • Lucille Frances (Brubaker) Laing – McClutcheon born August 24, 1908 in New Carlisle, Clark County, OH; married 1) Clarence E. Laing on November 22, 1929 in Clark County, OH, son of Edwin William Laing (1883-1955) and Anna K. (Arnett) Laing – Allender (1893-1966); married 2) unknown McClutcheon; Lucille died September 14, 2001 in Springfield, Clark County, OH
    • Myrtle Marie (Brubaker) McFarland born January 25, 1910 in Ohio; married Lawrence Edward McFarland (1911-1981) on September 4, 1932 in Clark County, OH, son of Howard G. McFarland (1889-1920) and Minnie I. (Flora) McFarland – Penwell (1889-1966); Myrtle died March 16, 2005 in Columbus, Franklin County, OH; Myrtle and Lawrence are buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Springfield, Clark County, OH
    • Dorothy A. (Brubaker) Cobaugh born in 1915; married Ralph William Cobaugh (1910-1977) on March 3, 1934 in Clark County, OH son of David Cobaugh (1888-1978) and Iva Marie (Holbert) Cobaugh (1889-1928); Dorothy died in 2012 in Ohio; buried in New Carlisle Cemetery, New Carlisle, Clark County, OH

Additional Information:

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for New Carlisle Village, Bethel Township, Clark County, OH living on Main Street, the household members were: John F. Brubaker, head, age 59, married twice, married for 20 years, born in Ohio, father born in Virginia, mother born Ohio, occupation: mail carrier – rural; Francis A. Brubaker, wife, age 38, married once, married 20 years, 10 children born, 8 children living, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio; Arthur S. Brubaker, son, age 19, single, born in Ohio, occupation: clerk – post office; Verna B. Brubaker, daughter, age 18, single, born in Ohio, occupation: operator – telephone; Lizzie F. Brubaker, daughter, age 17, single, born in Ohio, occupation: operator – telephone; John H. Brubaker, son, age 15, single, born in Ohio; Clara I. Brubaker, daughter, age 11, single, born in Ohio; Frank S. Brubaker, son, age 4, single, born in Ohio; Lucile F. Brubaker, daughter, age 1 7/12, single, born in Ohio; Myrtle M. Brubaker, daughter, age 2/12, single, born in Ohio.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for New Carlisle Village, Bethel Township, Clark County, OH living on North Main Street, the household members were: John F. Brubaker, head, age 68, married, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio; Frances A. Brubaker, wife, age 48, married, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio; Clara Brubaker, daughter, age 20, single, born in Ohio, occupation: telephone operator – exchange; Frank S. Brubaker, son, age 14, single, born in Ohio; Lucille Brubaker, daughter, age 12, single, born in Ohio; Myrtle Brubaker, daughter, age 11, single, born in Ohio; Dorothy Brubaker, daughter, age 4 10/12, single, born in Ohio.

According to the Dayton Herald (Dayton OH) Monday, May 28, 1928, page 12:

“Licensed to Wed
Frank Brubaker, 22, stockkeeper, New Carlisle, and Beatrice Cron, 17, Troy”

(NOTE: unable to locate Frank S. Brubaker in the 1930 census but below is that of his wife, Beatrice E. Brubaker)
According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Springfield City, Clark County, OH living at 5, West North Street, the household members were: William H. Tittle, head, age 29, married at age 23, born in Indiana, father born in Indiana, mother born in Iowa, occupation: painter – truck factory; Beryl Tittle, wife, age 24, married at age 18, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio; Harold E. Tittle son, age 5, single, born in Ohio; Maurice E. Tittle, son, age 3 4/12, single, born in Ohio; William L. Tittle, age 1 5/12, single, born in Ohio; Beatrice E. Brubaker, boarder, age 18, married at age 17, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio, occupation: inspector – radio factory.

According to the Dayton Daily News (Dayton OH) Tuesday, September 1, 1936, page 18:
“Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brubaker and son of Chicago are spending the week with Mrs. Almeda Brubaker.”

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Chicago, Cook County, IL living at 1653 Sedgwick Street, the household members were: Frank S. Brubaker, head, age 34, married, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Ohio, lived in Springfield, Clark County, OH in 1935, occupation: carpenter – Chicago Historical Society; Beatrice E. Brubaker, wife, age 28, married, highest grade completed: H-1, born in Ohio, lived in Springfield, Clark County, OH in 1935; Douglas A. Brubaker, son, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Ohio, lived in Springfield, Clark County, OH in 1935; Beverly J. Brubaker, daughter, age 7, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Ohio, lived in Springfield, Clark County, OH in 1935.

According to the Palladium-Item (Richmond IN) Tuesday, May 15, 1962, page 7:

“Frank S. Brubaker

   Word has been received here by Judge John H. Brubaker of the death Saturday of his brother, Frank S. Brubaker, 59 years old, of Round Lake, Ill.  Mr. Brubaker, who died suddenly of a heart attack, was employed by the Chicago Historical museum at Chicago, Ill.

   Survivors besides the brother here include the widow, Bea; two sons and a daughter, all of near Chicago; a brother and six sisters.

   Services for Mr. Brubaker will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. at Round Lake.  Burial will be there.”

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