7. Documentation for Ethel Belle Fox
(06 Oct 1892 to 25 Jan 1971)
mother of Mavis Lorene Gouty
(11 Apr 1918 to 17 Aug 1986)



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Ethel Belle Fox was born one mile northeast of Gessie on the Daniel Alexander Fox farm in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, on October 6, 1892.(
1) She was the daughter of Daniel Alexander Fox and Elizabeth Jane Ricketts.(2)

On February 3, 1917, Ethel Belle Fox married
Robert William Gouty.(3) He was the son of Joseph P. Gouty and Luella Marie Hartman.(4) Robert was born August 26, 1889, in Gessie, Vermilion County, Indiana.(5)

Robert and Ethel Gouty lived on a 40-acre farm in Mound Township, Warren County, Indiana, that Robert received from his father, Joseph P. Gouty. Robert and Ethel were the parents of one child.
Mavis Lorene Gouty was born one mile northeast of Gessie on the Daniel Alexander Fox farm in Highland Township, Vermillion County, Indiana, on a Thursday, April 11, 1918, at 10 AM.(6)

Mavis Lorene Gouty graduated from Covington (Indiana) High School about 1936. She married
Truxton James Older on September 1, 1938, in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.(7) Truxton was the son of Roy Burton Older and Ethel Leona (Worth) Older.(8)

Robert William Gouty
died on June 4, 1949, at age 59 from spinal meningitis at Lake View Hospital in Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois.(9) Upon the death of Robert, Ethel and Mavis each received one-half of the 40-acre farm in Mound Township, Warren County, Indiana, where Mavis grew up.(10) Lawrence Vickery, a farmer who lived nearby, farmed the 40-acre tract on a 50-50 basis after Robert's death.

Ethel Gouty moved to Danville, Illinois, in the early to mid 1950s and lived on Walnut Street, only a few houses down from Roy and Ethel Older, Truxton's parents. A short time later, she moved across town to be closer to her daughter. Ethel lived in an upstairs apartment on Edwards Street, about one block from her daughter's house at 13 South Griffin Street in Danville, Illinois, from the late 1950s until the early 1960s.

Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty died at Lake View Hospital in Danville, Illinois, on January 25, 1971, at age 78 after spending approximately 6 years in a nursing home due to a stroke she suffered about 1964 that paralyzed one-half of her body.(
11) Both Ethel and Robert Gouty are buried in the Lower Mound Cemetery west of Covington, Indiana.

The 1900 U. S. Census for Indiana lists Ethel B. Fox, age 8, born October 1891, living in the Daniel A. Fox household in Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated June 11, and 12, 1900, by John L. Webster.(
12)

Robert, Ethel, and Mavis Gouty appear in the Mound Township, Warren County, Indiana, 1920 U. S. Census. Robert is listed as age 30, Ethel as age 27, and Mavis as age 1. Robert, Ethel, and Mavis are listed as born in Indiana. All of their parents are listed as born in Indiana.(13)

Robert, Ethel, and Mavis Gouty appear in the Mound Township, Warren County, Indiana, 1930 U. S. Census. Robert is listed as age 40, Ethel as age 37, and Mavis as age 11. Robert, Ethel, and Mavis are listed as born in Indiana. All of their parents are listed as born in Indiana.(
14).

Child (
Gouty), born near Gessie, Indiana:
i. Mavis Lorene, born April 11, 1918


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
ETHEL BELLE FOX and her daughter MAVIS LORENE GOUTY


1) Mavis Lorene Gouty Birth certificate #73, page 64, recorded April 13, 1918, Indiana State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Newport, Vermillion County, Indiana. Father Robert Gouty and Mother Ethel Belle Fox Gouty.

2) 1920 U.S. Census for Indiana, Warren County, Mound Township, enumerated February 24-26, 1920, Roll T625_473, Page 5A, ED 207, Image 105, Dwelling #100, Family #100. Robert W. Gouty, Ethel B. Gouty, and Mavis L. Gouty.

3) 1930 U. S. Census for Indiana, Warren County, Mound Township, enumerated April 17, 1930 by Carter H. Brickett, Dwelling #24, Family #24. Robert W. Gouty, Ethel B. Gouty, and Mavis L. Gouty.

4) Wedding announcement probably in the Danville Commercial News about September 2 or 3, 1938, Miss Mavis Lorene Gouty, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gouty.

5) Engagement announcement in Danville Commercial News for Mavis Lorene Gouty, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Gouty.

6) Obituary for Mavis Lorene Gouty Older in Danville Commercial News about August 18 or 19, 1986, daughter of Robert W. and Ethel Fox Gouty.

7) State of Illinois Medical Record of Death, Mavis Lorene Older, registration district #92.0, registered number D86-0744, informant Truxton J. Older, relationship Husband, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, court house. Father listed as Robert W. Gouty and mother as Ethel Fox.

8) Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older. Copies of pages from the Ethel Belle Fox Family Bible are in a CD-rom disc entitled Fox's Gap in Maryland, which is at the Frederick County Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland.

REFERENCES

1. Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older. Copies of pages from the Ethel Belle Fox Family Bible are in a CD-rom disc entitled Fox's Gap in Maryland, which is at the Frederick County Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland.

2. Ibid.

3. Ibid; Fountain County, Indiana, Index to Marriage Records 1848 - 1920 Inclusive, Volume I, Letters A - G Inclusive, County Clerks Office Covington, book 16, page 49.

4. Ibid.

5. Ibid.

6. Ibid.

7. Marriage license, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois, September 1, 1938. Danville Commercial News newspaper engagement announcement, probably in August 1938.

8. Ethel Belle (Fox) Gouty Family Bible in the possession of Curtis Lynn Older. Copies of pages from the Ethel Belle Fox Family Bible are in a CD-rom disc entitled Fox's Gap in Maryland, which is at the Frederick County Historical Society, Frederick, Maryland.

9. Death certificate for Robert William Gouty, State of Illinois Medical Record of Death, Court House, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois. Danville Commercial News newspaper death announcement, probably June 5 or 6, 1949.

10. See Warren County Recorder of Deeds, Williamsport, Warren County, Indiana, Quitclaim Deed from Mavis L. Older to Mavis L. Older, Truxton J. Older, and Curtis L. Older, dated October 26, 1983, recorded October 26, 1983, 11:37 AM, Deed Rec. 101, page 226.

11. State of Illinois Medical Record of Death, Ethel Belle Gouty, January 25, 1971, Danville, Vermilion County, Illinois; Danville Commercial News obituary on or about January 26, 1971.

12. 1900 Indiana Federal Census, Vermillion County, Highland Township, enumerated June 11, and 12, 1900, by John L. Webster, house #128, family #128, supervisor's district #5, and enumeration district #93.

13. 1920 Indiana Federal Census, Mound Township, Warren County, enumerated February 24 - 26, 1920, by James H. Zane.

14. 1930 Indiana Federal Census, Mound Township, Warren County, enumerated April 17, 1930, by Carter H. Beckett. Lawrence Vickery, who farmed the Gouty land after the death of Robert, is listed on the same page.