FLORA A. (WILSON) RENEHAN

B. July 3, 1895 in Missouri
D. October 30, 1978
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  • Father: Albert Perry Wilson born April 20, 1872 in Buchanan County, MO, son of John Wilson (1842-1916) and Eveline (Martin) Wilson (1844-1921); married Harriet Martha “Hattie” Leachman on October 1, 1894 in Buchanan County, MO; Albert died March 9, 1961 in Jefferson Township, Andrew County, MO; buried in Ashland Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO; According to the St. Joseph Gazette (St. Joseph MO) Friday, March 10, 1961, page 2:

ELDERLY MAN
FOUND DEAD
    Albert Perry Wilson, 88, was found dead yesterday afternoon at his home on route 2 about two miles north of St. Joseph, near Camp Geiger.
   Dr. W. E. Maxwell, Andrew county coroner, said death was caused by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
   Death occurred about 4 p. m.  Mr. Wilson’s son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Salanky, with whom he resided, said they were returning from their hothouse, where they had checked some plants.  they said they heard a shot, and Mr. Salanky then found the body.
   Officers quoted Mr. and Mrs. Salanky as stating that Mr. Wilson had been despondent recently.
   Mr. Wilson, a retired farmer, had resided most of his life in Andrew county.
   In addition to the daughter, survivors include four other daughters, Mrs. Alice Green and Mrs. Helen Schooley, Waukegan, Ill., Mrs. Flora Renehan living in Illinois, and Mrs. Edna Batterson, Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, Ren Wilson, Janesville, Wis., and Russell Wilson, De Forest, Wis.; one brother, Joseph Wilson, Oklahoma City, and 17 grandchildren.
   The body is at the Stamey mortuary here.”  

  • Mother: Harriet Martha “Hattie” (Leachman) Wilson born November 10, 1872 in Ohio; Harriet died April 5, 1948 in Jefferson Township, Andrew County, MO; buried in Ashland Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO; According to the St. Joseph News-Press (St. Joseph MO) Tuesday, April 6, 1948, page 4:

“Mrs. A. P. Wilson

   Mrs. Harriet Martha Wilson, 75 years old, wife of A. P. (Doc) Wilson, died yesterday at her home on rural route No. 2.  Born in Ohio, Mrs. Wilson had been a resident of this community most of her life.  She was a member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church.  In addition to her husband, Mrs. Wilson is survived by two sons, Ren Wilson, Jamesville (sic), Wis., and Russell Wilson, Whitewater, Wis.; six daughters, Mrs. Flora Renehan, Round Lake, Ill.; Mrs. Alma Salanky of the home; Mrs. Edna Batterson, Chicago, and Mrs. Mae Kelley, Mrs. Helen Schooley and Mrs. Alice Green, all of Waukegan, Ill.; 18 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The body is at Stamey’s.”

  1. Francis Jason “Chick” Renehan born April 13, 1921 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Virginia Helen; Francis died December 13, 2003 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in the Saint Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL; According to the Daily Herald (Chicago IL) Friday, April 12, 1940, page 9:

Boxing Champs
   For the past three years Grant High of Fox Lake has had boxing as an interschool sport and under the capable coaching of Louis Orr has had at least one individual state champion every year.  This year Grant had two boys win state titles in the tournament held recently at Morton high of Cicero, Glenn Renehan, won the lightweight title and John Cheouske took the middleweights championship.  Francis Renehan won a state title in 1938 and George Simms was a winner in 1939.  That is quite a record for a school of 240 students.  Orr used to be an outstanding wrestler and boxer himself at Iowa State Teachers College.”

According to the News Sun (Waukegan IL) December 16, 2003:

“Francis J. “Chick” Renehan
   “Chick” Renehan passed away quietly on Saturday morning, December 13, 2003 at Winchester House in Libertyville, IL.  Chick was born on April 13, 1921 to the late Floyd and Flora (nee Wilson) Renehan in Round Lake, Illinois.  He was a resident of Ingleside, IL since 1953.  Chick was a graduate of Grant High School, a retired machinist after 33 years of employment at International Harvester, a member of the UAW Local 305, as well as a regular fixture for more than 15 years at his family’s farm stands in Mundelein, Libertyville and Grayslake.
   He is survived by his daughter, Debra (nee Renehan) (Anthony) Titus of Mundelein; his son, Fred McDowell of Ingleside; and his granddaughter, Heather Titus.  Chick is preceded in death by his loving wife, Virginia Helen Renehan; his brothers, George, Glen, Richard and Albert; and his parents.
   Friends of the family may join them for the visitation on Friday, December 19, 2003 from 4 to 8 PM at STRANG FUNERAL CHAPEL & CREMATORIUM, LTD, 410 E. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL, 60030.  A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the visitation at 8:00 pm at the Funeral Chapel.  Interment will be held privately.  For further information, please call 847-223-8122.”

  1. George Robert Renehan born September 17, 1922 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; WW II Veteran (December 18, 1942 – November 20, 1945), Army, PFC; George died September 18, 1995 (See section pertaining to George Robert Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  2. Glen Allen Renehan born August 31, 1925 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; married Delores Smith; Glen died January 14, 1998 in McHenry, McHenry County, IL (See section pertaining to Glen Allen Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  3. Albert Floyd “Al” Renehan born December 2, 1930 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; last residence in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; Albert died July 9, 2003 in Zion, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Albert Floyd “Al” Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  4. Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan born June 23, 1936 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Richard died April 11, 2000 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Richard Edward “Dickie” Renehan buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Edna Fern (Wilson) Batterson born August 7, 1896 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO; married Leslie L. Batterson on October 18, 1919 in Winnebago County, IL; Edna died July 1984 in Webster, Harris County, Texas; According to the Galveston Daily News (Galveston TX) Thursday, July 12, 1984, page 6:

“Edna Batterson

   WEBSTER – Graveside services for Edna Fern Batterson, 87, a housewife, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Manasota Memorial Park Cemetery in Oneco, Fla.
   Local arrangements are under Jack Rowe Funeral Home of League City.
   Mrs. Batterson died Tuesday at Humana Hospital of Clear Lake in Webster.
   She was born on Aug. 7, 1896, in St. Joseph, Mo. and had been a former Bradenton resident and had been a Nassau Bay resident for five years.
   She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Bradenton, the World War I Barracks 435 Auxiliary in Bradenton, and was past worthy matron of the Eastern Star.  She was also in the U. S. Army World War I Nurses Corps.
   Survivors include two daughters, Marilyn Burchsted of Nassau Bay and Lorraine Mager of Chicago; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.”

    • Mae/May C. (Wilson) Kelly born July 1900 in Missouri; married Edward Charles Kelly (1899-1982) a Navy veteran (1918-1919) son of Edward M. Kelly and Edith S. (Friede) Kelly; May died in 1958
    • Ren A. Wilson born March 3, 1902 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO; married Mildred Francis Edwards (1905-1986); Ren died December 8, 1979 in Pinellas County, FL; Ren and Mildred are buried in Bristol-Paris Cemetery, Paris, Kenosha County, WI; According to the Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg FL) Monday, December 10, 1979, page 26:

“WILSON, REN A., 77, of 1209 Eighth Ave., Crest Ridge Gardens, Holiday, died Saturday (Dec. 8, 1979).  Born in St. Joseph, MO., he was a winter resident here for 13 years from Janesville, Wis.  He was a retired dairy inspector.  Survivors include his wife Mildred, Holiday; a daughter Yvonne Plewa, Kansas City, Mo.; and four grandchildren.  Services and burial will be in Wisconsin.  Padgettt Funeral Home, Holiday, in charge.”

    • Helen E. (Wilson) Schooley born March 2, 1904 in Missouri; married Arthur Beck Schooley (1901-1974) last residence in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; died March 25, 1992
    • Thelma D. Wilson
    • Russell P. Wilson born November 3, 1906 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, MO; married Emmogene Jean (1910-2011) last residence in DeForest, Dane County, WI; Russell died February 27, 1974 in Madison, Dane County, WI; Russell and Emmogene are buried in Moravian Cemetery, DeForest, Dane County, WI; According to the Wisconsin State Journal (Madison WI) Friday, March 1, 1974, page 8:

Wilson, Russell P.

DeFOREST – Russell P. Wilson, age 67, died on Wednesday, February 27, 1974, on arrival at a Madison hospital.  Born in St. Joe, Missouri, he was a graduate of the University of Illinois, a retired superintendent of the Forest Milk Co., a village clerk for 20 years, administrator of the village for two years, and he was a candidate for the Dane County Supervisor, District 40.  Survivors include his wife, Emmogene; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Fagan, Madison, and Miss Pat, Milwaukee; a brother, Ren, Janesville; five sisters, Mrs. Flo Renehan, Round Lake, Mrs. Arthur School, Round Lake, Mrs. Alice Green, Waukegan, Illinois, Mrs. Harold Slanky, St. Joe, Missouri and Mrs. Lee Batterson, Brandton, Florida.  Funeral services will be held at the MORAVIAN CHURCH, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 2.  The Rev. Robert Ghodes officiating.  Burial in Moravian Cemetery.  Friends may call after 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at EDWARDSON FUNERAL HOME.”

    • Alice (Wilson) Green born January 23, 1909 in Missouri; last residence in Waukegan, Lake County, IL; Alice died August 26, 2004
    • Alma (Wilson) Salanky born August 10, 1911 in Missouri; married Adam John Salanky (1908-1986), son of John Slanky (1872-1956) and Margaret (Lutz) Salanky (1871-1958); Alma died June 26, 1997 in Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO; Alma and Adam are buried in Ashland Cemetery, Saint Joseph, Buchanan County, MO

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Jefferson Township, Andrew County, MO the household members were: Albert Wilson, head, born april 1871, age 29, married for 6 years, born in Missouri, parents born in North Carolina, occupation: farmer; Hattie Wilson, wife, born November 1871, age 28, married for 6 years, 3 children born, 3 children living, born in Ohio, father born in Illinois, mother born in Ohio; Flora wilson, born July 1895, age 4, single, born in Missouri; Edna Wilson, daughter, born August 1896, age 3, single, born in Missouri; infant Wilson, daughter, born July 1900, age 0/12, single, born in Missouri.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Jefferson Township, Andrew County, MO the household members were: Albert P. Wilson, head, age 38, married once for 15 years, born in Missouri, parents born in North Carolina, occupation: farmer – general farm; Harriet M. Wilson, wife, age 38, married once for 15 years, 8 children born, 7 children living, born in Ohio, father born in Illinois, mother born in Ohio; Flora A. Wilson, daughter, age 14, single, born in Missouri; Edna F. Wilson, daughter, age 13, single, born in Missouri; May C. Wilson, daughter, age 10, single, born in Missouri; Wren A. Wilson, son, age 8, single, born in Missouri; Helen E. Wilson, daughter, age 6, single, born in Missouri; Russel P. Wilson, son, age 4, single, born in Missouri; Alice Wilson, daughter, age 1 3/12, single, born in Illinois; Julia Woodworth, sister-in-law, age 43, widowed, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Ohio.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Albert Wilson, head, age 47, married, born in Missouri, parents born in North Carolina, occupation: farmer – general farm; Hattie Wilson, wife, age 47, married, born in Ohio, father born in Illinois, mother born in Ohio; Flora Wilson, daughter, age 24, single, born in Missouri; Edna Wilson, daughter, age 23, single, born in Missouri; May Wilson, daughter, age 19, single, born in Missouri; Ren Wilson, son, age 17, single, born in Missouri; Helen Wilson, daughter, age 15, single, born in Missouri; Russell Wilson, son, age 13, single, born in Missouri; Alice Wilson, daughter, age 11, single, born in Missouri; Alma Wilson, daughter, age 8, single, born in Missouri.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Floyd R. Renehan, head, age 37, married at age 27, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: labor – dredging; Flora A. Renehan, wife, age 35, married, age 25, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Iowa; Francis J. Renehan, son, age 9, single, born in Illinois; George R. Renehan, son, age 7, single, born in Illinois; Glen T. Renehan, son, age 4 7/12, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Nippersink Avenue, the household members were: Floyd Renehan, head, age 47, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: plasterer – building construction; Flora Renehan, wife, age 44, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Missouri, lived in same house in 1935; Francis Renehan, son, age 18, single, highest grade completed: H-4, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: clerk – drug store; George Renehan, son, age 17, single, occupation: H-3, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935, occupation: auto mechanic – private garage; Glen Renehan, son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same house in 1935; Albert Renehan, son, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 3, born in Illinois.

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