13 October 2012

Franklin Eugene Touse of Pioneer, OH

By Pamela Pattison Lash (updated 20 October 2012)

I recently had a query concerning Viola Scoville who was married to Frank Touse; after finding out she had married a second time and her obit was under Viola Campbell, I was further asked whether Frank Touse had ever been the mayor of Pioneer, OH.  Although I do not presently know the answer to that, I thought I'd post what I did find in the hopes that maybe someone will recognize this family and wish to pass along some info to the original query-poster.  

Viola Adelaide Scoville Touse Campbell (dau of Ransom Crawford Scoville and Adelaide Fuller
(28 Feb 1877, Frontier, Hillsdale Co, MI – 4 Feb 1963 Hudson, Hillsdale Co, MI; burial Oak Grove Cem, Hillsdale Co, MI)

m1 Frank Touse (operated a jewelry store in Pioneer) 23 Dec 1874 Ransom, Hillsdale Co, MI – 5 Oct 1937 Pioneer, Williams Co, OH @62Y 9M 12D; burial Oak Grove Cem, Hillsdale Co, MI)
Marriage Certificate – 16 Jan 1897, Hillsdale Co, MI by Rev DG Blair – he’s 22/she’s 19; his parents are George F Touse/Elizabeth Gordon; hers are listed as Ransom Scoville and unknown; witnesses were John Touse of Ransom and Miss C Scoville of Frontier; neither married before; he of Ransom/she of Frontier; he a farmer/she housework; he born Jefferson/she born Frontier

m2 Frank Campbell sometime bet 1937-1940 (died c20 Apr 1954) Robert Frank Campbell b 23 Oct 1881 Lambton, Ontario, Canada, s/o Robert Campbell and Maggie Thompson
Leader Enterprise, 22 Apr 1954 p2
Bryan Times 20 Apr 1954 p1

Adopted daughter???
Lena Deane Touse, d/o Frank Touse and Viola Scoville married Fred H Decker, son of Cyrus Decker and Emma Kizer on 25 Feb 1921 in Williams Co, OH; he was 26/she was 19, born 1 July 1902 in Alvordton, Williams Co, OH

They lived in 1930 and 1940 Pioneer, OH
Fred H c1935 IN
Betty L c1936 OH
Robert G c1938 OH

According to Frank's Obit of 1937, his adopted daughter was the wife of Dewey Munday:

From Viola’s obit - Survived by sister Lettie Wolfe of Romulus, MI
Nieces and nephews
Living w/M/M Ed Converse of Waldron, MI for last 7 years – who is this and why not mention Lena and her children????

Census info online:

1880 Ransom, Hillsdale, Michigan; Roll: 581; Family History Film: 1254581; Page: 244C; Enumeration District: 091; Image: 0163.
h/h 225/229 Touse, George 33 farmer NY-Eng-NY
Elizabeth wife 25 NY-Ire-Ire
Franklin son 5 MI-NY-NY
John son 3 MI-NY-NY
Nelson, Charles adopted son 14 MI-NY-NY

1900 Ransom, Hillsdale, Michigan; Roll: 581; Family History Film: 1254581; Page: 244C; Enumeration District: 091; Image: 0163.
h/h 138/140 Touse, Frank E 25 (Oct 1874) mar 3Y MI-MI-NY farmer, renting
Viola A wife 23 (Feb 1877) o/o ch MI-OH-NY

1910 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T624_1241; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0124; Image: 789; FHL microfilm: 1375254.
Norris Street
h/h 195/199 Touse, Franklin 35 MI-MI-NY mar 13Y retail jeweler
Viola wife 33 1/0 ch MI-MI-MI
Lena foster dau 9 OH-US-US

US WWI Draft Registration, Pioneer, Williams Co, OH
Franklin Eugene Touse, 43, born 23 Dec 1874. Jeweler, married to Viola A Touse

1920 Madison, Williams, Ohio; Roll: T625_1450; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 156; Image: 161.
Norris St
h/h 5/5 Tover, Frank E 45 MI-NY-NY jeweler in jewelry store
Viola A wife 42 MI-OH-NY
Lena dau 18 OH-MI-MI

1930 Pioneer, Williams, Ohio; Roll: 1891; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 149.0; FHL microfilm: 2341625.
h/h 89/91 Touse, Frank 53 mar @22Y MI-MI-NY optician and jeweler in jewelry store
Viola wife  51 mar@19Y MI-OH-NY
And 3 lodgers

1940 Quincy, Branch, Michigan; Roll: T627_1734; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 12-22.
Campbell, Frank D 58 Canada resort business
Viola A wife 60 MI b Hillsdale Co
Maxwell son 13 MI b Lenawee Co