Blue Family Photo's
The Blue family came to St. Joseph County before 1898. They settled in South Bend and have been here ever since.
George Washington Blue was born 01 Apr 1868 in Miami County, IN, the 6th child of Allen Trimble Blue and Celia McCloud. George married Adelia Jesse Walker, on 20 Apr 1892, in LaPorte, IN and they moved to South Bend sometime before the 1900 Census. Adelia was born 08 Mar 1872, in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN, the daughter of Jesse Walker and Matilda Ogden.
George and Jesse were the parents of 3 children: George Earl, Adelia Peral and Ralph Walker Blue.
according to a newspaper clipping that was found in the family bible(1895 - unknown date):
George Blue a Railroad Switchman Meet With an Accident at Elkhart.
George Blue, age 27, married and living at 604 East Pricilla street, was injured at Elkhart early this morning while returning to this city on the switch engine. He steped on the foot board, but slipped off and was run over by the engine, crushing the left arm between the elbow and the wrist and bruising his head considerably. Blue was brought here on the engine and taken to his home where Drs. Killmr and Stoltz attended his injuries. It is feared that amputation of the arm may be necessary. Blue was taken to Epworth hospital this morning.
Adelia Jesse lived a short life dying 18 Aug 1925. George died in 10 Jan 1952 both in South Bend
George Earl Blue was born 28 Nov 1893, in LaPorte. He died 12 Sep 1898, in South Bend
Adelia Pearl was born 22 Jun 1899 and she married Wilbur William Mell, on 14 Feb 1919 in South Bend. William was born 09 Mar 1898, in Vandalia, Michigan, the son of Muriel Mell and Vada C.
William and Pearl were the parents of three children, Wilbur William, jr., Robert Carol and Winifred Lorraine. All three are still living in South Bend.
William died 13 Feb 1968 in South Bend and Pearl died 15 Mar 1988
Ralph was born 21 Dec 1902, in South Bend. Ralph was educated at Elder School in 1910 according to a Math paper that was found in the Family bible. Ralph married Fay Walters and they moved to Waukegan, IL. There were no children of this marriage.
Photo's sent by Sharon Vanden Bossche & Georgia Gill-Elkins
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Project Started: December 17, 2005
Project Updated: Monday, December 26, 2005 07:56:13 AM