08-Ruby Belle Humes
Birth: 28 Dec 1907, Aix, Jasper Co, IN
Death: 28 Feb 1987, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN- age 79
Occupation: Farm wife, Restaurant owner, Bus driver, SSN: 315-38-6089/IN
Mother: Alice May Garriott
Marriage:18 Jan 1928, Valparaiso, Porter Co, IN
Spouse: Robert Warren GRATNER
Birth: 21 Nov 1900, Barkley Twp, Jasper Co, IN
Death: 18 Oct 1975, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN- age 74
Occupation: Farmer, Bus driver, Kingsbury Ordnance, SSN: 315-28-9236/IN
Father: William H Gratner (1867-1924)
Mother: Emaline Lewis (1872-)
CHILDREN: Ruby and Robert had six children:
09----GEORGE EDWARD GRATNER [b. 1 Apr 1931, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN], a truck driver, m. Elizabeth Ann SANDS [b. 13 Jun 1937] on 23 Jun 1956, Tefft, Jasper Co, IN, had two children:
09----NORMA JEAN GRATNER [b. 7 Oct 1932, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN], worked at JCPenney, REMC, Rensselaer Food Services, Rensselaer Care Center and as a Medical Records typist at Jasper County Hospital, m. Earl Leonard Jr SWARTZ [b. 16 Dec 1927; d. 12 Jan 1985, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN- age 57, bur. Memory Gardens Cemetery], SSN: 325-30-1574/IL, had two children;
09----WAYNE MELVIN GRATNER [b. 28 Mar 1938, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN], m. Mary Ann WILLIAMS [b. 28 Feb 1940; d. 14 Feb 1973, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN- of Pneumonia- age 32], SSN: 312-42-2617/IN, on 17 May 1958, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN, had two children.
Wayne 2nd married Sandra NORTHCUTT Berenda on 8 Jun 1974, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN. Sandra's first husband Edward Berenda [b. 17 Oct 1940; d. Apr 1973- age 32] was killed in an automobile accident, SSN: 313-44-6168/IN, had two children, stepchildren to Wayne:
09----CAROL ANN GRATNER [b. 1941, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN], m. David Wayne SPURGEON on 24 Jun 1967, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN. They owned and operated a grain and cattle farm in Trafalgar, Johnson Co, IN, had two sons:
09----MARY MARTHA GRATNER [b. 1945, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN], m. Charles Sidney STANDISH [b. 5 Oct 1944] on 28 Jun 1969, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN, had son:
10----CRAIG ALLEN STANDISH;
09----ROBERT EUGENE GRATNER [b. 1948, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN], a US Army, 101st Airborne, Vietnam, m. Peggy Margaret Sue HENRY on 28 Aug 1971, Rensselaer, Jasper Co, IN, had two sons. Robert and Peggy lived northeast of Rensselaer, he worked for Wright's Furniture Store. He went into the army after graduating high school and went to Viet Nam, serving with the 101st Airborne Division. After Viet Nam he worked again at Wrights until they closed. He then worked at Terre International Chemical Company at Francisville, IN applying fertilizer on farms. Peggy taught learning disabled children at South Newton School, Kentland, IN.
[Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]
1910 Jasper Co, IN census: has (all b. IN except) William H Gratner 43, Farmer-General Farm; Emaline Gratner 38 (6 children-6 living); Ruby E Gratner 18; Ethel M Gratner 16; Lloyd P Gratner 15; George W Gratner 13; Robert W Gratner 9; William L Gratner 7; and Louisa A Gratner 83, b. TN (Widow) (9 children-4 living).
1920 Jasper Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) William Gratner 52, Farmer; Emmaline Gratner 48; Robert W Gratner 19, Laborer-Farm Work; William A Gratner 16.
1940 Jasper Co, IN census: has (all b. IN) Warren Gratner 39, Farm Operator-General Farm; Ruby Gratner 32; George Gratner 9; Norma Gratner 7; and Wayne Gratner 2.
BIOGRAPHY: Ruby was a farm wife for most of her life. She helped in the fields and with the animals and also drove the (school) bus part time. In 1965 she purchased a small restaurant in Rensselaer and ran it until January 1969 when her health got too bad for her to work. She had cooked in another restaurant from 1959 until she purchased her own. She was active in the Eastern Star and helped a lot with Rainbow.
Robert drove a school bus for Barkley Township for 38 years. He also farmed and milked cows for some time and raised hogs and sheep. He worked at Kingsbury Ordance plant during the war and was trustee of Barkley Twp for 4 years. He was active in the Freemasons and Eastern Stars and also Rainbow.
[Douglas Dale Sr Garriott]
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