Thelma Romaine Beery

F, b. 28 January 1909, d. 19 March 1996
FatherLeRoy Selby Beery b. 6 Jun 1876, d. 21 Dec 1953
MotherBertha Smith b. 2 Jul 1875, d. 11 Dec 1948
Thelma [Beery] & Shorty Blackledge
     Thelma Romaine was born on Thursday, 28 January 1909 in Upper Sandusky, Crane Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.1 15 April 1930, Thelma was listed on the U.S. Federal Census at 623 South Popular Street, Bucyrus, Crawford County, Ohio. Enumerated in this household were Conrad Kohl [61 Maryland], his wife: Maggie [56 Ohio], children: Clara Riser [16 Ohio], grandson, William M. Riser [9 Ohio], and servant, Thelma Beery [21 Ohio]. Conrad was 26 years old when first married and Maggie was 20 years old. Conrad is a carpenter at the lumber mill. Maggie is a proprietor of a milner store & Clara works there. Clara was first married when she was 17 years old and is divorced.2 Thelma Romaine married Ralph Waldo Blackledge in Crawford County, Ohio. 25 April 1940, Thelma and her husband, Ralph, were listed on the U.S. Federal Census in Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio, at 25 East Arch Street. Enumerated in this household were Waldo R Blackledge [35 Ohio], his wife: Thelma R. [31 Ohio], brother-in-law: Raymond A Beery [29, Ohio], sister-in-law: Ruby M Beery [20 Ohio]. Waldo was working Stan Manufacturing Company in the Production Department for a yearly income of $1575; Raymond is working at the same place in the Shipping Department for a yearly income of $400. Thelma and Ralph were living at the same address in 1935.3 Thelma's husband, Ralph, died on 25 July 1974 in Mansfield at Medcentral Health System leaving her a widow.4,5 Thelma departed this life on Tuesday, 19 March 1996 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio.6 She was buried at Ontario Township, Richland County, Ohio, in Mansfield Memorial Park.


Ralph Waldo Blackledge b. 15 Jan 1905, d. 25 Jul 1974


  1. [S1908] Ohio, Birth Index, 1908-1964 -
  2. [S682] 1930 United States Federal Census: Crawford County, Ohio - 3rd Ward, Enumeration District 17-8, sheet 13b, line 60 - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  3. [S683] 1940 United States Federal Census: Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio - Enumeration District 70-44, Sheet 12a, line 9. - transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy.
  4. [S546] Social Security Death Index: Ralph Blackledge diedL July 1974 Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio; born: 15 January 1905.
  5. [S396] Death Record: Ralph W. Blackledge died: 25 July 1974 Medcentral Health System, Mansfield, Richland County, Ohio at 69 yeas; residence: Richland County; married; - (transcribed by Larry & Kathy McCurdy).
  6. [S546] Social Security Death Index: Thelma R. Blackledge died: 19 March 1996 Akron, Summit jCounty, Ohio; born: 28 January 1909.