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JOHN STUCKEY b. 23 Oct 
1833 in Butler County, 
Ohio d. 13 Apr 1912 in 
Carlock Twp married in 
1856 to 
BARBARA STRUBHAR b. 13 
Apr 1834 in Camercy, 
France d. 13 Aug 1895 
Danvers Twp, IL); 
Their son, JOSEPH E. 
STUCKEY b. 16 Nov 1857, 
Danvers d. 30 Jan 1824 
married on 02 Feb 1883 
CATHERINE "KATIE" 
BRICKELBAW MILLER b. 
18 Apr 1860 in IL d. 
28 Sep 1913 in Danvers, 
IL, daughter of 
CHRISTIAN K. MILLER AND 
ELIZABETH BRICKELBAW. 

HARLEY MILLER STUCKEY AND ELSIE GRACE GADDIS,

both of Colfax, were united in marriage on the 27th day of 
December, 1911 in McLean Co., IL. They left Colfax in 1913
with one small son, John Gaddis Stuckey and moved to Mt.
Morris, Michigan.


THE STUCKEY FAMILY

John and Barbara (Strubhar) Stuckey were pioneers of McLean 
Co., IL and the parents of Joseph E. Stuckey, born November 
16, 1857 near Washington, IL. They were also the parents of 
Mrs. Anna Stahley, Mrs. Ernest Weppler, E.M. Stuckey, P.J. 
Stuckey, Louis Stuckey, Mrs. John Wells, Miss Nettie A. 
Stuckey, and Jacob Stuckey. 

Their son, Joseph married Kate B. Miller on February 22, 1882 
and to this union six children were born; Mrs. Olive M. McClure, 
Harley Miller, Mrs. Etta McClure, Mrs. Luella Gray, Mrs. Gladys 
E. Whitaker and one son who died in infancy. 

JOHN AND SARAH (FISHER) BENNETT

John Bennett, being a fuller by trade, operated a mill at one 
time on the Mackinaw between the village of Dillon and the town 
of Delavan, and later one on his farm in Elin Grove township. He 
was one of the organizers of the church at Antioch, Dillon 
township, and filled the office of elder until his death. He was
also connected with Eureka College in its organization. 

Their daughter, Martha, born January 14, 1832 in Dillon, IL married
Rees Gaddis on March 2, 1851. Six children were born to them, two 
of whom died in infancy or early childhood. Rees and Martha's home
became a frequent stop for preachers of that day. This family
resided in Tazewell County until 1885 when they moved to a farm in
Colfax. Rees Gaddis died in 1891 and Martha in 1916.

WILLIAM AND EMMA WALTMIRE GADDIS

Telephone Exchange




William Gaddis, son of Rees and Martha Bennett Gaddis, was born 
June 30, 1857 in Tremont, IL. He married Emma Waltmire of Tremont
on February 9, 1882. They had four children; Leo, Grace, Byron and 
Henel. In the spring of 1885, Mr. Gaddis bought a farm southwest of 
Coflax and here he and Emma raised their family. William Gaddis
purchased the telephone exchange in Colfax and managed that
business for about nine years. His daughter, Grace worked there
when she was a teenager, as an operator. He was a member of the 
Christian church and Masonic lodge.

* Material graciously provided by Marianne Stuckey Carraway
If you are connected to these families, you can contact her at
Marianne Carraway or you can visit the Gaddis Homepage

Stuckey/Gaddis Wedding : Click here to read Harley and Grace's wedding announcement
Obits: click here to read the family obituaries
Photograph Album: Click here to see the family photos
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