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Sylvester Allen CASE

Sylvester Allen CASE

Male 1908 - 1989  (81 years)

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  • Name Sylvester Allen CASE 
    Nickname Vess 
    Born 25 Sep 1908  , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Birth Certificate of CASE, Sylvester A.
    Birth Certificate of CASE, Sylvester A.
    Gender Male 
    Occupation , Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    city worker 
    Occupation farmer 
    1910 U.S. Census 15 Apr 1910  , St. Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 1y 
    • He was recorded as the son of Alexander Case, and was 18 months old at the time of this census. Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1910 U.S. census, Missouri, St. Louis (Independent City), Ward 24 [CASE, Alexander]
    1910 U.S. census, Missouri, St. Louis (Independent City), Ward 24 [CASE, Alexander]
    1920 U.S. Census 1 Jan 1920  , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 11y 
    • He was recorded as the son of Alexander Case, and was 11 years old at the time of this census. .Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1920 U.S. census, Missouri, Dent County, Watkins [CASE, Alexander]
    1920 U.S. census, Missouri, Dent County, Watkins [CASE, Alexander]
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    Died 1 Dec 1989  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Cause: poor health for 20+ years, which included primary multiple sclerosis along with diagnosis  
    Death Certificate of CASE, Sylvester
    Death Certificate of CASE, Sylvester
    Buried 3 Dec 1989  Rhea Cemetery, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    OBITUARY, CASE, Sylvester Allen
    OBITUARY, CASE, Sylvester Allen
    FUNERAL CARD, CASE, S.A.
    FUNERAL CARD, CASE, S.A.
    Gravestone for CASE, Sylvester Allen & Mary Frances (Collier)
    Gravestone for CASE, Sylvester Allen & Mary Frances (Collier)
    Transcription:
    FATHER | IN LOVING MEMORY | MOTHER
    CASE
    SYLVESTER ALLEN
    SEPT. 25, 1908 | DEC 1, 1989
    [married] JULY 20, 1927
    MARY FRANCES
    OCT 20, 1908 | JAN 30, 2001
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 11 May 2008
    Association Kenneth TIPTON (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Association Brian BROOKSHIRE (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Association Max CHAMBERS (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Association E. UPDIKE (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Association Danell LEINEGER (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Notes 
    • Vess always thought that he was born at the "Old Case Farm", near Lecoma, and his birth certificate shows Lecoma. However, Alex and Minnie moved to St. Louis around 1907. Old insurance papers for Alex and Minnie have been found during their time in St. Louis. These certificates show Vess as being an addition to the policy and he, himself, felt this supported him being born in St. Louis." Source: Mary Ruth Case, as told to her by S.A. Case, her father
    Person ID I2787  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2018 

    Father Alexander Leander CASE,   b. 26 May 1873, , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1933, , Cold Spring Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Mother Minnie MELTON,   b. 28 Mar 1880, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1962, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1899  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    • Allen and Alexander, brothers, married Lena (Linnie) and Minnie Melton, sisters.
    Marriage License of CASE, Alexander and MELTON, Minnie
    Marriage License of CASE, Alexander and MELTON, Minnie
    Marriage Application for CASE, Alexander and MELTON, Minnie
    Marriage Application for CASE, Alexander and MELTON, Minnie
    Photos
    Family of CASE, Alexander L.
    Family of CASE, Alexander L.
    Ralph & Mattie, Bryan Owen & Grace, Joe & Mildred, Vess & Mary, Lora Brown & Martha. Minnie (Melton) Case, their mother, is in front
    SOURCE: Martha Kult private photo collection
    Family ID F1131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Frances COLLIER,   b. 20 Oct 1908, , Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 2001, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 20 Jul 1927  Phelps County Courthouse, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11, 12
    Marriage License of CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage License of CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage Application for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage Application for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage License Cover for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage License Cover for CASE, Sylvester and COLLIER, Mary F.
    Marriage Announcement 21 Jul 1927  [13
    • Case-Collier
      Miss Mary F. Collier and Mr. Sylvester A. Case were quietly married at the Court House in Rolla, Wednesday, July 20, Judge John O. Holmes performing the ceremony. The bride is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Collier of Yancy Mills. She is a quiet and refined young lady, loved by all who know her. The groom is the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Case of the Rhea District. He is a young farmer that is fast making his mark in that profession. They are both classed with Phelps County's best people. Shortly after the ceremony the happy ones went to the home of Mrs. J.B. Marsh of Yancy Mills, where a feast was spread by friends and relatives. On taking their leave for home all wished them oceans of happiness and prosperity in their journey through life.

      Marriage Announcement of Sylvester Allen Case and Mary Frances Collier, The Rolla Times, 28 July 1927, front page, bottom left corner.
    Church (family)
    • Church of God
    Children 
    +1. Jesse Alexander CASE,   b. 17 May 1928, , Yancy Mills, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 2002, , Rogersville, Hawkins County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     2. Irene Elizabeth CASE,   b. 12 Jan 1930, , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1930, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. M.J. CASE
    +4. Donald Leroy "Bud" CASE,   b. 16 Jul 1936, , Nokomis, Montgomery County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 2008, , Palm Springs, Riverside County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     5. MSgt. Mary Ruth CASE,   b. 22 Jan 1941, , Pana, Christian County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jul 2004, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
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    Last Modified 14 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Sep 1908 - , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - city worker - - , Greenfield, Greene County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 U.S. Census - Age: 1y - 15 Apr 1910 - , St. Louis, St. Louis (city), Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 U.S. Census - Age: 11y - 1 Jan 1920 - , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jul 1927 - Phelps County Courthouse, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: poor health for 20+ years, which included primary multiple sclerosis along with diagnosis - 1 Dec 1989 - , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 3 Dec 1989 - Rhea Cemetery, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    CASE, S.A. & Mary in the Smokey Mountains
    CASE, S.A. & Mary in the Smokey Mountains
    SOURCE: Private photo collection of Martha Kult
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    Family of CASE, Alexander L.
    Family of CASE, Alexander L.
    Ralph & Mattie, Bryan Owen & Grace, Joe & Mildred, Vess & Mary, Lora Brown & Martha. Minnie (Melton) Case, their mother, is in front
    SOURCE: Martha Kult private photo collection
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    CASE, Sylvester Allen
    CASE, Sylvester Allen
    SOURCE: Private photo collection of Martha Kult
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    Baptism of Vess & Mary Case
    Baptism of Vess & Mary Case

  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I2787&tree=1: accessed 17 July 2018), "Sylvester Allen CASE"

  • Sources 
    1. [S800] Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, delayed certificate of birth no. 31206 (1908), Sylvester A. Case; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Jefferson City, (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S182] 1910 U.S. census, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri, population schedule, 24th Ward, enumeration district (ED) 381, sheet 6-B, 1716 Mackland Ave., dwelling 99, family 114, Alexander Case household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T624, roll 814, (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S180] 1920 U.S. census, Dent County, Missouri, population schedule, Watkins Township, p. 127 (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 41, sheet 4-A, dwelling 82, family 83, Alexander Case household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 June 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T625, roll 917, (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S49] Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, certificate of death [unnumbered] (1989), Sylvester A. Case; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Jefferson City, (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S537] Rhea Cemetery (Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.8144° W-91.7703°; located south of Rolla, Missouri; take Rt. 63 south out of Rolla for approx. 7 miles; turn left (east) onto CR5320 (Rhea Church Rd.), which is a gravel road; travel approx. 2.3 miles (there are four 90-degree sharp turns); the cemetery is on the left (north) side of the road), joint headstone for Sylvester Allan and Mary Frances Case; personally read and photographed, 10 March 2005. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S655] Personal knowledge of the author, Kathy Kult, kk @ kks-fam.net, Kathy, the granddaughter of S.A. Case, personally attended Vess' funeral on 3 Dec 1989. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S913] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriages", (1897-1907), 6:165, entry for Alexander L. CASE and Minnie MELTON, 5 November 1899; MSA microfilm C20225, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S915] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriage Applications", (Jan 1899 to Jun 1903; Box 1/F13 to Box 1/20), entry for Alexander L. CASE and Minnie MELTON, 4 Nov 1899; MSA microfilm C41801, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S804] Pauline W. Huffman, ed., "Genealogies," Ozar'kin: The People Who Settled the Missouri Ozarks, Spring 2001, 13-14, "Case", contributed by Barbara Case Helwick, (Reliability: 2).

    10. [S911] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriage Applications", (Jan - Dec 1927; Box 3/F23 - Box 3/F24), entry for Sylvester A. CASE and Mary F. COLLIER, 20 July 1927; MSA microfilm C41809, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S916] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriages", (1920-1927), 10:615, entry for Sylvester A. CASE and Mary F. COLLIER, 20 July 1927; MSA microfilm C20226, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City. (Reliability: 3).

    12. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri, (Reliability: 2).

    13. [S252] "Case-Collier," marriage announcement, Rolla Times (Rolla, Missouri), 28 July 1927, front page, bottom left corner, (Reliability: 2).