Lulu P (Craun) Rote

Lulu P (Craun) Rote (abt. 1888 - 1966)

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Lulu P [uncertain] Rote formerly Craun
Born about in Butler, DeKalb, Indiana, USAmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio, USAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USAmap
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23:44: Pamela Lloyd edited the Biography for Lulu (Craun) Rote. (Imported data from FamilySearch Family Tree LDMX-F81.) [Thank Pamela for this]
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Biography

Lulu P. Craun was born on July 26, 1888, in Butler, Indiana, to Jesse Rufus Craun and Mary Ann Beck. At the time of Lulu's birth, her father was 27 and her mother was 32.[1][2]

In 1900, when Lulu was 11-years-old, she lived on West Railroad St. in Woods, Henry, Ohio with her parents and siblings, an elder sister, Elsie F., and two younger brothers, Charles R. and John Russell.[3]

The Toledo City Directory places Lulu and her sister Elsie living with her father starting in 1904. The three are again listed together at various Toledo addresses in 1905 through 1910. No mention is made in the directory of her mother or other siblings until 1907, when her brother Charles was also at that address.[4][5][6][7][8] Charles died that year, 16 November 1907, at the age of 17, when Lulu was 18; I do not know the cause of death. Despite the directory listing, the 1910 US Federal Census for Toledo, Ohio shows Lulu and her brother John living with both parents.[9][10]

Lulu and Galen Weiker Rote were issued a marriage license on August 29, 1911, in Toledo, Lucas, Ohio.[11] They had two children during their marriage, both daughters, born in Sandusky, Erie, Ohio. The eldest daughter, Marian Virginia, was born 24 August 1919 (during the "Spanish" influenza epidemic), and the youngest, Luella Jean, was born 2 July 1921. Shortly after Luella's birth, some or all of the family was quarantined and lived in a quarantine house.[12] Marian died of pneumonia just 10 days before her eighth birthday, on 14 August 1928, an event which devastated the entire family.[13][14] Lulu turned to the church following the death of her oldest daughter and eventually became a lay preacher.[15]

I have not found mention of Lulu, Galen, or other members of the nuclear family in the 1920 census. In the 1930 census, they show up under the name Roch, living with a lodger, George Shoehnlen; that year, Galen was working as the manager of a billiard parlor, while Lulu was a demonstrator in the food products industry. In the 1940 census the family was living in a rented house at 532 E. Market Street; the census records also states that they were living in the same house in 1935. In 1940, Galen was working as a bartender at the Central Labor Hall, Lulu worked for 4 weeks as a sales demonstrator of miscellaneous items, and Luella worked for 4 weeks as a clerk at a "Dollar Store."

I had from my mother, Luella, that there was a time of separation following her sister's death.[16] I do not know the exact years, as I've found no documentary evidence for this and my mother was not specific about the time frame, but my mother's diary, started in January 1937 and continuing for several months, mentions family meals that included both parents, so the separation either ended before that time (before 1930, most likely), or it didn't occur until after.[17] To the best of my knowledge, Lulu resided in Sandusky, Ohio with one or more family members from at least as early as 1919, when Marian was born, until 1941.

According to her daughter, Lulu was a suffragette.

It was in 1941 that her husband, Galen, died. According to my mother, her father died of malpractice involving an overdose of arsenic, which was at that time used to treat hypertension. Newspaper accounts do not mention the circumstances, most likely because the family preferred their privacy, and say only that he died at home on 10 August 1941. (My mother was unhappy with her mother's choice not to sue the physician.) Just five days after Galen's death in Sandusky, Ohio, newspaper accounts place Lulu and Luella at the Martin Gantz School reunion in New Castle, Pennsylvania, where they are listed as out-of-town guests. (I know the family had (and still has) relatives in that city, but I have not yet learned why Lulu and my mother attended that reunion. Perhaps they went as the guests of family members who were hoping to distract them from their grief.)

It is my understanding that at some point after her husband's death, Lulu spent some time with family in Indiana, but I have no details about this.[18]

In the early 1960s, Lulu moved to El Paso, Texas, where her daughter and son-in-law, my parents, had just moved their family.[19][20] She lived for a time in an apartment there, where she sometimes looked after my youngest brother. I can remember visiting her, but I believe my parents, or Lulu, felt that I and my other brother were too rambunctious to be left with her. Her apartment, although small, was nicely furnished with pieces Lulu had brought from her home in Ohio. My father still has some of the furniture, and I have a large framed print of a romantic painting that once hung on the wall behind her chair. I loved that painting when I was a child, and I love it, now.

Sometime in 1965, Lulu came to live with us as her health was deteriorating. She died at home on February 21, 1966, in El Paso, Texas, at the age of 77.[21]

Sources

Reference Notes

Source List

  • 1900 U.S. Census, Population Schedule. Ohio, Wood County. Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2004. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com. Subscription database. May 2004. Citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1333, page 22B. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900.
  • 1910 U.S. Census, Population Schedule. Ohio, Wood County. Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2006. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com. Subscription database. May 2004. Citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 1208, page 3B. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.
  • 1930 U.S. Census, Population Schedule. Ohio, Wood County. Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2002. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com. Subscription database. May 2004. Citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 1790, page 25A. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930.
  • 1940 U.S. Census, Population Schedule. Ohio, Wood County. Ancestry.com Operations Inc., 2012. Ancestry.com. www.ancestry.com. Subscription database. May 2004. Citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 3063, page 7A. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940.
  • "Martin Gantz Reunion Attracts Large Crowd." New Castle News, 15 August 1941, p. 1, cols. 2-3 and p. 2, cols. 3-4; digital images. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
  • "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/2QHR-XX9 : accessed 11 March 2015), Galen W Rote and Lulu Craun, 29 Aug 1911; citing Lucas, Ohio, United States, reference ; county courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 2,132,522.
  • "Ohio, County Death Records, 1840-2001," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F666-Q5V : accessed 11 March 2015), Marian Virginia Rote, Aug 1928; citing Death, Sandusky, Erie, Ohio, United States, source ID cn 4258, County courthouses, Ohio; FHL microfilm 1,689,663.
  • "Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013; citing Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. iArchives, Orem, Utah.
  • "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989" [database and images on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Citing "Toledo, Ohio, City Directory," for 1904, 1905, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1911.
  • "U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989" [database and images on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011. Citing "Sandusky, Ohio, City Directory," for 1932, 1935.
  • U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.

Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.

Acknowledgments

Thank you to Pamela Lloyd for creating WikiTree profile Craun-4 through the import of Lloyd Family Tree (Confirmed).ged on May 28, 2013. Click to the Changes page for the details of edits by Pamela and others.

  • Fact: Burial (1966)


  • Fact: Burial (1966)


Sources

  1. Social Security Death Index, for Lulu Rote, issued in Ohio before 1951.
  2. See the profiles for Lulu's parents ( Jesse Rufus Craun and Mary Ann Beck) for details about their birth dates.
  3. 1900 U.S. Federal Census
  4. 1904 Toledo City Directory
  5. 1905 Toledo City Directory
  6. 1907 Toledo City Directory
  7. 1908 Toledo City Directory
  8. 1909 Toledo City Directory
  9. 1910 Toledo City Directory
  10. 1910 U.S. Federal Census
  11. Ohio, County Marriages
  12. Personal conversations with Luella (Rote) Lloyd.
  13. Ohio, Deaths and Burials
  14. Personal conversations with Luella (Rote) Lloyd.
  15. Personal conversations with Luella (Rote) Lloyd.
  16. Personal conversations with Luella (Rote) Lloyd.
  17. Lloyd, Luella (Rote). Diary.
  18. Personal conversations with Winston Lloyd.
  19. Personal conversations with Winston Lloyd.
  20. Personal knowledge.
  21. Texas Death Certificate




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Images: 8
Texas Death Certificate, Lulu (Craun) Rote
Texas Death Certificate, Lulu (Craun) Rote

Jesse R. Craun & Family in 1900 U.S. Census of Henry, Wood, Ohio
Jesse R. Craun & Family in 1900 U.S. Census of Henry, Wood, Ohio

Marriage License Application, Galen W. Rote & Lulu Craun
Marriage License Application, Galen W. Rote & Lulu Craun

Toledo, Ohio, City Directory, 1904, entries for Elsie, Jesse R & Lulu Craun
Toledo, Ohio, City Directory, 1904, entries for Elsie, Jesse R & Lulu Craun

Toledo, Ohio, City Directory, 1905, entry for Jesse R Craun, with Lucy F & Lulu
Toledo, Ohio, City Directory, 1905, entry for Jesse R Craun, with Lucy F & Lulu

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