THEODORE ALLEN VICKERS

Theodore Allen Vickers gravestone
(Photo by Vernon B. Paddock)

B. July 27, 1882 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA
D. 1961 (possibly December 15, 1961)
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  • Father: Charles Swallam (or Swallow)
  • Mother: Florence Iona (Vickers) (Swallam) Scramlin born October 31, 1860 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA daughter of George Washington Vickers (1823-1903) and Mariah W. (Tullis) Vickers (1828-1873); unable to verify marriage to (1) Charlie Allen Vickers and had two children; Florence had one son and two daughters from another relationship; married (2) Peter Scramlin (1835-1905) on December 15, 1892 in Humboldt, Richardson County, NE. Peter is a Civil War Veteran, Sergant Co. I, 128th Infantry. Peter is buried in Low Gap Cemetery, Norborne, Carroll County, MO; Florence died August 1960 in Lisbon, North Dakota
  • Wife: Maude May (Winters) Vickers born December 18, 1890 in Selma, Van Buren County, IA daughter of Benjamin Winters (1856-1905) and Elmira (Snelling) Winters (1858-1933); married Theodore Allen Vickers on November 30, 1907 in Keosauqua, Van Buren County, IA; Maude died November 1970 (See section pertaining to Maude May (Winters) Vickers buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Children:
    1. Verne Edgar Vickers born September 9, 1908 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA; married Esther Mathilda Ahola (1910-1998) on May 31, 1927 in Crystal Falls, Iron County, MI; Verne died December 18, 1977; Verne and Esther had a cenotaph in Woodlawn Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, TX
    2. Emory Hall Vickers born July 28, 1910 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA; married Lillian Joyce Murray (1913-1996) on October 31, 1931 in Spalding, Menominee County, MI, daughter of Aldage Murray and Rosanna (Labeau) Murray
    3. Wilbur Eugene Vickers born November 2, 1912 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County IA
    4. Florence Elmira (Vickers) Steger born February 12, 1915 in Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA; married Jacob Steger on June 27, 1935 in Evanston, Cook County, IL; Florence died August 1991
    5. Theodore Allen Vickers, Jr. born April 20, 1917 in Iowa; married Ellen A. Salo (1917-1964) on September 27, 1937 in Cook County, IL, daughter of Evert Salo (1886-1954) and Mary (Jacobson) Salo (1894-1987); Theodore died October 16, 1955 in Elgin, Kane County, IL; Theodore and Ellen are buried in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Crystal Falls, Iron County, MI
    6. Dorothy Grace “Dottie” (Vickers) Lund born March 31, 1920 in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA; married (1) unknown Salvatore; married (2) Chester E. Wheeler on April 10, 1942 in Cook County, IL; married (3) Robert Arthur Lund (1917-1990) on August 14, 1944 in Norfolk, VA; last residence in Champaign, Champaign County, IL; Dorothy died January 17, 1995; Dorothy and Robert are buried in Danville National Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion County, IL
    7. Dolores Eva (Vickers) (Tindell) Haines born October 2, 1922 in Burlington, Des Moines County, IA; married (1) Kenneth L. Tindell (1919-1954) on July 5, 1940 in Cook County, IL (See section pertaining to Kenneth L. Tindell buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery); married (2) unknown Haines; last residence in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland County, PA; Dorothy died November 15, 1992
    8. Paul Edsel Vickers born April 4, 1925 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, MI; last Social Security benefit Lake Villa, Lake County, IL; Paul died May 1984
    9. Jack Elwood Vickers born January 2, 1929 in Hermansville, Menominee County, MI; Navy veteran AM3 WW II (1946-1948 and 1950-1951); married Carolee A. Dohr (1933-2017) on November 8, 1952 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL, daughter of John Dohr and Helen (Schiffelbein) Dohr; Jack died October 13, 2002 in Bristol, Kenosha County, WI; Jack and Carolee are buried in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Union Grove, Racine County, WI
    10. Jean Eloise (Vickers) (Miller) Jones born January 2, 1929 in Hermansville, Menominee County, MI; married (1) Robert Miller on September 25, 1944 in Port Huron, St. Clair County, MI; divorced October 7, 1950 in St. Clair County, MI; married (2) Merle Eugene Jones; divorced January 1962 in Flagler, FL; Jean died October 6, 1990
    11. Douglas Elton Vickers born January 3, 1931 in Michigan; Douglas died January 3, 1955 (See section pertaining to Douglas Elton Vickers buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    12. Joyce Elaine (Vickers) (Horner) Sloan born February 26, 1934 in Hermansville, Menominee County, MI; married (1) Norman Horner; married (2) Richard Sloan; Joyce died May 12, 2014 in Fox Lake, Lake County, IL; According to the Strang Funeral Home of Antioch obituary:

 “JOYCE ELAINE SLOAN – February 26, 1934 – May 12, 2014 – Joyce Elaine Sloan, 80 years old, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at Paradise Park, Fox Lake, Lake County, IL.  She was born February 26, 1934 in Hermansville, MI the daughter of the late Theodore and Maude (Winters) Vickers.  Joyce enjoyed crafting, especially sewing, crocheting, and pottery.  Survivors include her daughter, Noreen (John) Dahmen of Round Lake, IL and son-in-law, Jack Marsoobian of Gurnee, IL; grandchildren, Charlie, Amy (Billy) Jamie, Jacob, Christina (Bob), and Johnny; and great-grandchildren, Cody, Brittany, Frankie, Misty, Jordan, Emma, Jimmy, Bobby, Benjamin, Kenny, Jamie, Skylar, Destiny, Ethan, Dakota, Dustin, and Landon.  In addition to her parents, Joyce was preceded in death by her first husband, Norman Horner, second husband, Richard Sloan, a daughter, Becky Marsoobian, and eleven siblings.  Memorial services will be held at 4PM Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the STRANG FUNERAL HOME OF ANTIOCH, 1055 Main St. (Rte. 83) Antioch, IL.  Memorial visitation will be from 2-4PM Saturday. INFO 847-395-4000. Please sign our online guest book for Joyce at www.strangfh.com.”

  • Step-Siblings (Children of Peter Scramlin and Florence Iona (Vickers) Scramlin):
    • Carl George Scramlin born September 14, 1893 in Missouri; veteran of WW I, North Dakota, cook 318 Eng. 5 Div, Captain; Carl died July 5, 1950 in Ransom County, ND; buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Lisbon, Ransom County, ND
    • Riley Kirk “Cecil” Scramlin born December 8, 1896 in Carrolton, Carroll County, MO; Riley died January 16, 1980 in San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA; buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, CA
    • Lania Iona “Blanche” (Scramlin) Stover born August 31, 1899 in Quote, Carroll County, MO; married Paul James Stover (1899-1975) on February 12, 1925 in Davenport, Scott County, IA; Lania died April 2, 1995; buried in Saint Teresa Cemetery, Sheffield, Lorain County, OH
    • Noel Frank Scramlin born 1902 in Quote, Carroll County, MO; died July 1, 1924 in Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, MI; buried in Iron Mountain Cemetery Park, Iron Mountain, Dickinson County, MI

Additional Information:

According to the 1885 Iowa State Census for Bonaparte Township, Van Buren County, IA living at 176 West Street, the household members were: 1-George W. Vickers, age 61, born in North Carolina, widowed; 2-Margret A. Vickers, age 29, born in Van Buren County, single; 3-Frank M. Vickers, age 27, born in Van Buren County, single; 4-Florance I. Vickers, age 24, born in Van Buren County, single; 5-Alma M. Vickers, age 20, born in Van Buren County, single; 6-Oliver G. Vickers, age 18, born in Van Buren County, single; 7-Temple B. Vickers, age 14, born in Van Buren County, single; 8-Theo A. Vickers, age 3, born in Van Buren County, single.

According to the 1895 Iowa State Census for Bonaparte, Van Buren County, IA, the household members were: George W. Vickers, age 71, born in North Carolina; Margaret A. Vickers, age 39, born in Van Buren County, IA; Frank Vickers, age 38, born in Van Buren County, IA; Emma Vickers, age 36, born in Ohio (wife of Michael); Oliner (sic) G. Vickers, age 29, born in Van Buren County, IA; Temp Vickers, age 24, born in Van Buren County, IA; Theodore Vickers, age 13, born in Van Buren County, IA; William G. Vickers, age 2, born in Van Buren County, IA (son of Frank and Emma (Piper) Vickers; Allan Vickers, age 1, born in Van Buren County, IA.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Bonaparte Town, Bonaparte Township, Van Buren County, IA the household members were George W. Vickers, head, born April 1823, age 77, widowed, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina; Margaret A. Vickers, daughter, born May 1855, age 45, single, born in Iowa, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Indiana; Oliver G. Vickers, son, born September 1866, age 33, born in Iowa, father born in North Carolina, mother born in Indiana, occupation: day laborer; Theodore A. Vickers, grandson, born July 1881, age 18, single, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa, occupation: day laborer.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Bonaparte Town, Bonaparte Township, Van Buren County, IA living on 2nd Street, the household members were: Theo A. Vickers, head, age 28, married once for 2 years, born in Iowa, father born in ‘unknown’, mother born in Iowa, occupation: paper hanger – general work; Maude May Vickers, wife, age 19, married once for 2 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Iowa, father born in Illinois, mother born in Iowa; Verne Edgar Vickers, son, age 1 7/12, born in Iowa.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:

“Name: Theodore Allen VickersPermanent Home Address: RFD 1, Simpson, Johnson County, IL; Age in Years: 36; Date of Birth: July 27, 1882; Present Occupation: farmer; Employer’s Name: Thomas Nichols; Place of Employment:n Simpson, Johnson County, IL; Nearest Relative: Maud May Vickers, wife, RFD 1, Simpson, Johnson County, IL; Medium Height; Medium Build; Color of Eyes: Brown; Color of Hair: Brown; Signed September 12, 1918”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Burlington City, Burlington Township, Des Moines County, IA living at 509 South Gertrude Street, the household members were: Theodore A. Vickers, head, age 38, married, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa, occupation: switchman – railroad; Maud Vickers, wife, age 29, married, born in Iowa, father born in Iowa, mother born in Missouri; Verne Vickers, son, age 11, single, born in Iowa; Emory Vickers, son, age 9, single, born in Iowa; Wilbur Vickers, son, age 7, single, born in Iowa; Florence Vickers, daughter, age 4 10/12, single, born in Iowa; Theodore Vickers, son, age 2 8/12, single, born in Iowa.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for unincorporated Hermansville, Meyer Township, Menominee County, MI the household members were: Theo A. Vickers, head, age 49, married at age 25, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa, occupation: painter – house; Maude Vickers, wife, age 39, married at age 17, born in Iowa, parents born in Iowa; Emery Vickers, son, age 19, single, born in Iowa, occupation: laborer – flooring factory; Wilbur Vickers, son, age 17, single, born in Iowa, occupation: woodmans -lumbering; Florence Vicers, daughter, age 15, single, born in Iowa; Theodore Vickers, son, age 12, single, born in Iowa; Dorothy Vickers, daughter, age 10, single, born in Iowa; Deloris Vickers, daughter, age 7, single, born in Iowa; Paul Vickers, son, age 5, single, born in Iowa; Paul Vickers, son, age 5, single, born in Iowa; Jack Vickers, son, age 1, single, born in Iowa; Jean Vickers, daughter, age 1, single, born in Iowa

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Evanston City, Evanston Township, Cook County, IL living at 1417 Dodge Avenue, the household members were: Theodore Vickers, head, age 57, married, highest grade completed: H4, born in Iowa, resided in Hermansville, MI in 1935, occupation: painter – WPA building project; Maude Vickers, wife, age 49, married, highest grade completed: 6, born in Iowa, lived in Hermansville, MI in 1935; Dolores Vickers, daughter, age 17, single, highest grade completed: H3, born in Michigan, lived in Hermansville, MI in 1935; Paul Vickers, son, age 14, single, highest grade completed: H2, born in Michigan, lived in Hermansville, MI in 1935; Jack Vickers, twin son, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 5; born in Michigan; Jean Vickers, twin daughter, age 11, single, highest grade completed: 5, born in Michigan; Douglas Vickers, son, age 9, single, highest grade completed: 4, born in Michigan; Joyce Vickers, daughter, age 6, single, highest grade completed: 1, born in Michigan.

According to the U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:

“Name: Theodore Allen Vickers; Place of Residence: General Delivery, Round Lake, Lake County, IL; Age in Years: 59; Date of Birth: July 27, 1882; Place of Birth: Bonaparte, Iowa; Name and Address of Person who will always know your Address: Mrs. Maude Vickers, General Delivery, Round Lake, ILL; Employer’s Name and Address: H. C. Traweek, 1310 Chicago Ave., Evanston, ILL; Height: 5’ 5 ½”; Weight: 130 pounds; Eyes: Brown; Hair: Brown; Complexion: Light; Signed: April 27, 1942”

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