54. John Virgil4 SINGLETON (Elizabeth Abagail3 WARNER, Sarah2 MCCONNEHEY, William1) was born in Adams Co., Indiana November 15, 1883.(462) John died May 26, 1967 in Kendallville, Noble Co., Indiana, at 83 years of age.(463)


Kendallville News-Sun, Friday, May 26, 1967, p. 1, col. 4

John V. Singleton, 83, Albion, prominent Republican and former sheriff of Noble County, died at 6:40 a.m. today in McCray Hospital where he had been a patient for 10 days. Mr. Singleton was also well-known as an auctioneer, coming to Albion from Decatur in 1914. He served four two-year terms as sheriff. Mr. Singleton was a member of the Albion Masonic Lodge and of the First United Methodist Church, Albion. Born in Adams County, Nov. 15, 1883, he was the son of William and Abigail Warner Singleton. In 1909 he married Edith Cook, who survives. Mr. Singleton was the father of three sons and seven daughters: John W. and Hubert of Albion, Arthur of South Bend, Mrs. Irma Strong and Mrs. Gloria Portmess of Albion, Mrs Lelah Walters of Durango, Colo., Mrs. Phyllis Braa of Powell Wym., Mrs. Helen Harris of Lake Charles, La., Mrs. Edith Welling of Midway, Pa., and Mrs. Mary Rose Stauffer of Fort Wayne. There are 31 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Bonham and Miser Funeral Home, Albion, after 7 p.m. Saturday until noon Monday, when the body will be removed to the First United Methodist Church, where services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Reverend Jual Evans will officiate. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Members of the family have requested that memorials be given as donations to the church organ fund.

His body was interred May 29, 1967 in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana, Rose Hill Cemetery.(464)

He married Edith Estella COOK in Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana, August 16, 1909.(465) Edith was born January 29, 1890 in Adams Co., Indiana.(466) Edith was the daughter of Gottlieb "Coat" COOK and Mary Charlotte BARTLING. Edith died June 6, 1974 in Avilla, Noble Co., Indiana, at 84 years of age.(467)


Kendallville News-Sun, Thursday, June 6, 1974, p. 2, col. 6

Mrs. Edith E. Singleton, 84, Albion, widow of former Noble County sheriff and auctioneer John V. Singleton, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Sacred Heart Home after a two-month illness. Mrs. Singleton was born Jan. 29, 1890 in Adams County, Indiana, moving from Decatur go Albion in 1914. She was married in April, 1909. Her parents, Gottlieb and Charlotte (Bartling) Cook, preceded her in death. Survivors include three sons, Hubert, Albion, Arthur, South Bend, and John W., Albion; seven daughters, Mrs. Allen (Erma(sic)) Strong, Mrs. Robert (Lelah) Waters, Durango, Colo., Mrs. Ted (Phyllis) Braa, Powell, Who., Mrs. Allie (Helen) Harris, Lake Charles, La., Mrs. Howard (Edith) Welling, Lynchburg, Va., Mrs. Robert (Mary) Stouffer, Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Bruce (Gloria) Portmess, Albion; one brother, David, Berne; 31 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Services will be 2 pm. Saturday at the Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion, with Reverend Kenneth Foulke and Reverend Howard Welling officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery. Friends may call at Brazzell Funeral Home after 7 p.m. tonight and after 3 p.m. Friday. The body will be taken to the church to lie in state at 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Preferred memorials are to the Asbury Methodist Church.

Her body was interred June 8, 1974 in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana, Rose Hill Cemetery.(468) Edith was listed as a daughter in Gottlieb "Coat" COOK's household on the 1900 Census in Root Twp., Adams Co., Indiana.(469) Edith was listed as John Virgil SINGLETON's wife on the 1910 Census in Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana.(470) She resided in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana 1940.(471)

John was listed as a son in William Benjamin Franklin SINGLETON's household on the 1900 Census in Washington Twp., Adams Co., Indiana.(472) John was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census in Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana.(473) His occupation was listed as Auctioneer in the 1910 census.

John Virgil SINGLETON and Edith Estella COOK had the following children:

child 105 i. Hubert Eugene5 SINGLETON was born in Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana January 3, 1910.(474) Hubert died July 20, 1992 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., Indiana, at 82 years of age.(475)


Kendallville News-Sun, Tuesday, July 21, 1992, p. A9, col. 1

Hubert E. Singleton, 82, of Albion, died at 1 p.m. Monday in Veterans Administration Medical Center in Fort Wayne, following an extended illness. He was born July 9, 1910 in Decatur to John and Edith (Cook) Singleton. Nearly a lifetime Albion resident, Mr. Singleton was retired from radio and television sales and service in Albion. He was a 70-year member of Asbury United Methodist Church, a member and chaplain of the American Legion post in Albion, and a charter member of Albion Lions Club. Surviving are five sisters, Mrs. Allen (Irma) Strong of Bigfork, Mont., Mrs. Ted (Phyllis) Braa of Powell, Wyo., Mrs. Howard (Edith) Welling of Lynchburg, Va., Mary Rose Stouffer of Bisbee, Ariz., and Mrs. Bruce (Gloria) Portmess of Albion; and a brother, Arthur Singleton of South Bend. A brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Asbury United Methodist Church, Albion, with the Rev. Evelyn Myers officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Visitation is from 4-9 p.m. Wednesday in Brazzell Funeral Home, Albion, and one hour before services at the church on Thursday. Preferred memorials are to Asbury United Methodist Church's chancel choir.

His body was interred July 25, 1992 in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana, Rose hill Cemetery.(476)

Hubert was listed as a son in John Virgil SINGLETON's household on the 1910 Census in Decatur, Adams Co., Indiana.(477)

child + 106 ii. Irma Venise SINGLETON (still alive).

child + 107 iii. Arthur Jessie SINGLETON (still alive).

child 108 iv. Lelah Evelyn SINGLETON (still alive).

child + 109 v. Phyllis Faye SINGLETON (still alive).

child + 110 vi. John Wade SINGLETON was born September 3, 1919.

child + 111 vii. Helen Elizabeth SINGLETON was born October 31, 1921.

child 112 viii. (--?--) SINGLETON was born in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana August 18, 1923.(478) (--?--) died August 18, 1923 in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana, at less than one year of age.(479) He lived 30 minutes according to the death certificate and was a premature birth. His body was interred August 1923 in Albion, Noble Co., Indiana.(480)

child 113 ix. Edith Irene SINGLETON (still alive).

child + 114 x. Mary Rose SINGLETON (still alive).

child + 115 xi. Gloria Ann SINGLETON (still alive).

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