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Lucinda Ann (Miner) Hurd


Lucinda Ann (Miner) Hurd was born in 1861 in Hardscrabble, Hartsgrove or Delightful, Trumbull County, OH, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Miner.

She married Nelson Hurd (1852-1912), the son of Martin and Betsy (Curtis) Hurd of Southington, in about 1879.

They were farmers who lived in Greene Township, Trumbull County and then in Ashtabula County, OH in 1900. By 1910, they had relocated to Burton, Geauga County, OH.

Burton, Ohio -- the west side of Main Street


The couple produced four known children -- Elizabeth "Lizzie" Pebbles, Florence Pearl "Flossie" Bishop, Martin John Hurd and Clara E. Hurd. 

Nelson passed away on Jan. 2, 1912, in Geauga County, at the age of 59, having suffered from heart problems. 

Circa 1920, the widowed Lucinda made her home by herself in Burton Township, Geauga County, where she was employed as a maternity nurse. 

Lucinda died of pneumonia at the age of 77 on Feb. 8, 1940 in Mantua, Portage County, OH. She was buried in Auburn Cemetery.


~ Daughter Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Hurd) Pebbles ~

Daughter Elizabeth "Lizzie" Hurd (1882-1922) was born on Oct. 9, 1882 in Greene, Trumbull County.

She was twice wed, to brothers.

On June 28, 1900, she wed her first spouse, 24-year-old mill man Alanson D. Pebbles (July 16, 1875-1914), son of James W. and Caroline (Augest) Pebbles of Richmond, OH. Methodist-Episcopal pastor Rev. W.H. Haverfield officiated. Because Elizabeth was legally too young to marry, her father had to sign his consent in court.

Together they produced a family including Lucinda C. Pebbles, Lena Belle Pebbles, Scott A. Pebbles and Adelbert/Albert E. Pebbles, Iva Pebbles, James Pebbles and Beatrice Pebbles. Sadly, daughter Lena Belle is believed to have died young.

The family made a home in Cleveland in 1907, with him working as a carpenter, and then on a farm in Auburn Township, Geauga County, OH in 1910. 

On the tragic day of April 28, 1914, while working at a sawmill in Mesopotamia Township, Trumbull County, the 32-year-old Alanson was killed when the circular saw burst, hurtling razor-sharp shrapnel into the air and severing his head. Several co-workers were there and witnessed the horrific accident. Charles O. Pebbles signed the death certificate. Burial was in Greene Lawn Cemetery in Greene Center, Trumbull County.

The widowed Elizabeth remained in Dorset during the rest of the 1910s. 

On March 2, 1921, at the age of 39, she  wed William Lee Pebbles (Nov. 14, 1886-1953), a native of Leon, OH.     

William had been a bachelor for many years in Dorset, Ashtabula County, OH and helped raise or support four children of his deceased brother. In 1917, when registering for the military draft during the World War I era, he worked for the New York Central Railroad at Dorset.

Tragically, their lives together as newlyweds were cut short. 

The Pebbles family made their home in Dorset. In the fall of 1922, as Lizzie was preparing to deliver their first baby, she became deathly ill with heart disease. Their son was born on Oct. 4, 1922, but Lizzie was unable to recover from the trauma, and died the next day, at the age of 39, on Oct. 5, 1922. She was laid to rest in Greene. 

Compounding the heartache, their baby son, William Gr. Pebbles, was not healthy, and died at the age of five months, on March 5, 1923, in Richmond Township, Ashtabula County. 

Stricken by his loss, William continued to make his home in the rural outskirts of Ashtabula. He survived his wife by more than three decades.

William was required to register for the military draft during World War II. At the age of 54 that year, he lived at Dorset, Ashtabula County and continued farming with his brother. 

He died on Oct. 17, 1953, at the age of 66.

Daughter Lucinda C. Pebbles (1902-1979) was born on Feb. 16 or 25, 1902 in Greene Township, Trumbull County. In 1920, at the age of 18, she worked as a sales woman in Dorset to help generate income for the family. She was twice-wed. Her first spouse was ( ? - ? ). After the marriage ended, she dwelled at 3832 East 72nd Street in Cleveland and earned a living as a clerk. Then on April 24, 1920, at age 18, she married for a second time to 30-year-old Cleveland native John David McVeigh Sr. (May 13, 1889-1957), an ironworker and the son of James and Elizabeth (Davis) McVeigh. Rev. William N. Vickers presided. Eight offspring were born into the family -- Edna Grace McVeigh, Alma Jane McVeigh, Isabelle Mae MacVie, Mary Ann McVeigh, John David McVeigh Jr. and three others. Grief blanketed the family when John surrendered to death on Sept. 3, 1957. Lucinda outlived her husband by 22 years. She passed away in Marymount Hospital in Garfield Heights, OH on Sept. 14, 1979.

  • Granddaughter Edna Grace McVeigh (1921-1993) was born in 1921 in Cleveland. When she was age 19, she worked as a stenographer. On March 8, 1941, she was united in matrimony with 21-year-old driver Jack Teaff ( ? - ? ), a native of Wirden, WV and the son of James and Alma (Sheets) Teaff. Rev. F.S. Dowdy officiated.
  • Granddaughter Alma Jane McVeigh (1923-1996)
  • Granddaughter Isabelle Mae McVeigh (1926-2012) was born in 1926. She wed (?) Haney ( ? - ? ). 
  • Granddaughter Mary Ann McVeigh (1928-2004) was born on Sept. 21, 1928 in Cleveland. She was joined in wedlock with Andrew J. MacVie III ( ? - ? ). The pair bore a tio of offspring -- Andrew J. MacVie IV, John C. MacVie and Marie O'Connell. For more than half a century, Mary Ann dwelled in Youngstown, NY. She earned a living for 15 years in maintenance and then two years in the cafeteria of the Lewiston Porter School District. Active socially, she belonged to the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown and the Youngstown Presbyterian Women, Order of Eastern Star in Ransomville, Universal Craftsmen Council of Engineers of Nihawk and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. As a patient in Mount St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY, she died at the age of 75 on Aug. 17, 2004. Funeral services were conducted in the family church by the handof Rev. Rex Stewart. Burial was in Oakland Rural Cemetery in Youngstown.

    Great-grandson Andrew J. MacVie IV entered into marriage with Louise. The couple lived in Tonawanda, NY in 2004.

    Great-grandson John C. MacVie was united in wedlock with Debi. They have resided in Redland, CA.

    Great-granddaughter Marie MacVie was joined in matrimony with Derrick O'Connell. Circa 2004, they dwelled in Granger, IN. 

  • Grandson John David McVeigh Jr. (1940-1997) was born on Jan. 5, 1940. The angel of death gathered him away in Columbus, OH on Jan. 4, 1997. His remains sleep for all eternity in Crown Hill Cemetery in Twinsburg, OH. Nothing more is known. 

Son Scott A. Pebbles (1904-1977) was born on Nov. 27, 1904 in Greene Township, Trumbull County. He was employed as a railroader in 1924. On Aug. 28, 1924, he entered into marriage with 21-year-old Lila E. Timms (1903-1997), the daughter of Jacob and Stella (Hill) Timms of Dorset, OH. The marriage was performed by justice of the peace W.J. Zoul in or near Shaker Heights, OH. Two known children produced by the pair were Robert Allen Pebbles and Francis E. Pebbles.

  • Grandson Robert Allen Pebbles (1925-1966)
  • Grandson Francis E. Pebbles (1927-1946)

Son Adelbert E. Pebbles (1906-1975) -- sometimes misspelled "Albert" -- was born on July 25, 1906 in Cleveland. He wed Mary Clara Domkowski (1918-2007). Together they bore a family of three -- Mary Rose Boleyn, Allen G. Pebbles and Roberta J. Archer. The federal census enumeration of 1940 shows the Pebbles family in Cleveland, with Adelbert working as a clerk in a retail grocery store. On Dec. 9, 1975, Adelbert died as a patient in Southwest General Hospital in Middleburg Heights near Cleveland. Mary Clara lived as a widow for another three-plus decades and generated income as a nurses aide at Marymount Hospital. Her final residence was in Ashland, OH. After being stricken at the age of 89, she was rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival on Sept. 10, 2007. An obituary was printed in the Cleveland Plain Dealerwhich said she was survived by eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Her mass of Christian burial was held at St. Adalbert Church in Berea, OH, followed by interment of the remains in Sunset Memorial Park.

  • Granddaughter Mary Rose Pebbles (1939-1991) was born on Feb. 20, 1939. She married Donald F. Boleyn (March 9, 1934-2002). Sadly, Mary Rose died on June 2, 1991. She sleeps for the ages in Holy Cross Cemetery in Brook Park, OH. Donald outlived her by 11 years and remained in Cleveland. He passed into the arms of the heavenly host on April 9, 2002.
  • Grandson Allen G. Pebbles ( ? - ? ) wed Kathy.
  • Granddaughter Roberta J. Pebbles ( ? - ? ) entered into wedlock with Thomas Archer. 

Daughter Iva May Pebbles (1910-1974) was born on July 19, 1910. When she was 16 years of age, in 1926, she was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with 22-year-old electrician Chester Andrew Page Sr. (June 1, 1904-1971), son of George O. and Merta (Sharpe) Page. Their wedding was held in Chautauqua County, NY. The trio of offspring born to the couple were Chester Andrew Page Jr., Patricia Page and Gail Louise Page. Sadness blanketed the family when daughter Gail died in 1936 at the age of about two. Circa 1935-1941, The family made a home in Cleveland, with Chester working as a maintenance electrician for American Steel and Wire. Chester passed away in Olmsted Falls, OH on May 12, 1971. Iva joined him in death three years later on Oct. 16, 1974 in Painesville, Lake County, OH. Burial was in Oakdale Cemetery in Jefferson, Ashtabula County, OH.

  • Grandson Chester Andrew Page Jr. (1928-2016) is believed to have been born on June 16, 1928. If so, he married Regina Elizabeth Lorkowski (Dec. 11, 1934-2019), daughter of Charles Lorkowski. Their marital union endured for an extraordinary 61 years. The couple's three children were Charles A. Page, Wendy Kloss and Jill Yannelli. Little of this family is known. Chester died on Jan. 26, 2016. Burial was in Holy Cross Cemetery, with a brief death notice appearing in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Regina outlived him by three years. She died at the age of 84 on May 24, 2019.

    Great-grandson Charles A. Page ( ? -2021) was born on March 20, 1957. He may have been a lifelong bachelor. Charles is known to have been a fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. The angel of death carried him away on Aug. 26, 2021. The body rests in eternal repose in Holy Cross Cemetery.

    Great-granddaughter Wendy Page married (?) Kloss. She is the mother of Eric Kloss and perhaps Donald Williams III.

    Great-granddaughter Jill Elizabeth Page wed (?) Yannelli. She is the mother of Christopher Yannelli and Chelsea Yannelli.

  • Granddaughter Patricia Page (1930- ? ) was born in about 1930. Evidence suggests that she married (?) Willoughby ( ? - ? ) and was living as of 2016.

Son James Pebbles (1913- ? ) was born in about 1913. He married Anna Louise Williamson (1914-1982).

Daughter Beatrice Elizabeth Pebbles (1913-1969) was born on Nov. 19, 1913 in Burton, OH. When she was 21 years of age, in 1934, she made her home in Cleveland. She tied the knot on or about Dec. 28, 1934 with 23-year-old truck driver Manning Leslie (May 18, 1911-1999) of Andover, OH and the son of Lloyd and Gladys Leslie. Their nuptials were held in Ripley, Chautauqua County, NY. They became the parents of two -- Gerald Wayne Leslie and one other. Beatrice succumbed to the spectre of death in Painesville, OH on Jan. 5, 1969. Manning outlived her by three decades. Death enveloped him in Perry Township, Lake County on June 8, 1999. Interment was in Perry Township Cemetery.

  • Grandson Gerald Wayne Leslie (1936-2003) was born on Oct. 24, 1936 in Cleveland. In 1955, at the age of 19, he wed Jane B. Minister (1936-1992). Together they were the parents of Keith Wayne Leslie, Heather Kent, Tammy Whitt, James Leslie, Charles Leslie and Robert Leslie. The pair divorced in 1968 after a marriage spanning a baker's dozen years. Jane married that same year to George Albert Biddle (1915-2008). Sadly, at age 66, Gerald died in Perry Township on Oct. 23, 2003. His cremains are said to have been scattered over his parents' final resting place in Perry Township Cemetery.

    Great-grandson Keith Wayne Leslie (1957-2022) was born on Nov. 9, 1957 in Painesville, OH. He was married and the father of Wendy Baker, Shelly Fisher and Jennifer Fillinger. When time allowed he attended his grandchildren's sports event and enjoyed watching football games and NASCAR races. Sadness filled the family at the death of married daughter Wendy Baker. His final home was in Coventry, OH. The 64-year-old Keith succumbed to the spectre of death on Aug. 8, 2022. His remains were cremated.

    Great-granddaughter Heather Leslie ( ? - ? ) wed Daniel Kent ( ? - ? ).

    Great-granddaughter Tammy Leslie ( ? - ? ) married Lewis Whitt (March 30, 1952-2022), son of Rob and Artie Mae (Pack) Whitt of Martin County, OH. The Whitts resided in Louisa, KY. Their four offspring were David Jeffery Junior Fitch, Shawn Fitch, Tammy J. Marcum and Heather Marie Whitt. Sadly, while at home, the 70-year-ol Lewis passed away on March 30, 2022. Doc Maynard led the funeral service, held at Vineyard United Baptist Church. The remains were laid to rest in the Whitt Cemetery on Little Laurel.

    Great-grandson James Leslie ( ? - ? )

    Great-grandson Charles Leslie ( ? - ? )

    Greeat-grandson Robert Leslie ( ? - ? )


~ Daughter Florence Pearl "Flossie" (Hurd) Bishop ~

Daughter Florence Pearl "Flossie" Hurd (1889-1945) was born in 1889.

She married William G. Bishop (1883-1960) on March 26, 1913 in Geauga County. 

They together bore a family of four daughters -- Hazel Ostrode, Julia "Peggy" Winchell, Doris Fejedelem and Wilma Jean Brown. 

When the federal census was taken in 1920, the Bishops lived in Auburn Township, Geauga County.

Florence passed into the hereafter in 1945. 

William lived on for another 15 years, dying on June 10, 1960. 

Daughter Hazel I. Bishop (1918-1976) was bornon Feb. 7, 1918. In 1936, she wed Ralph J. Ostrode (1907-1989). At least two offspring of the couple was Nancy Lee Walsh. Hazel died on July 5, 1976. Burial was in Shadyside Cemetery.

  • Granddaughter Hazel Lee Ostrode (1937-1992) was born in 1937. She entered into marriage with David D. Walsh (1930-1980). She died in 1992.

Daughter Julia "Peggy" Bishop (1922-2021) was born on Dec. 11, 1922 in Auburn Township, Geauga County. At the age of 22, on Oct. 20, 1945, she entered into marriage with World War II Army veteran Lyle Henry Winchell (1918-1974). Together, they bore two daughters, Donna Sladky and Beverly Simpson. Lyle was employed with the railroad. Grief enveloped the family when Lyle died in Ravenna, OH on Oct. 5, 1974. Julia lived on for about another 47 years. In all, she is known to have been a resident of the Mantua area for 75 years. She died at the age of 98, in Mantua, OH, on March 27, 2021. Their remains are asleep for the ages in Shadyside Cemetery.

  • Granddaughter Donna Winchell ( ? - ? ) married (?) Sladky ( ? - ? ). She has made a home in Streetsboro, OH.
  • Granddaughter Beverly Winchell ( ? - ? ) wed (?) Simpson. She was in Brimfield, OH in 2021.  

Daughter Doris Mae Bishop (1924-2010) was born two days before Christmas 1924. On Nov. 3, 1945, hhe was united in wedlock with Cleveland native Eugene Jacob "Jack" Fejedelem (Dec. 15, 1921-2016), son of Edward and Gertrude (Shara) Fejedelem. Their union endured the ups and downs of an extraordinary 64 years. Four offspring born to the pair were Carol Corbett, Glenn Fejedelem, Dale Fejedelem and Jeanne Deuley. Eugene was raised in Cleveland and during World War II served in the U.S. Army. He grew to love farming during summers on the farm of an uncle in Mantua Township. He eventually relocated to Mantua to take up the occupation and loved the work, even in inclement weather. Later, he founded Jack's Feed, a business with a customer base of livestock owners and race tracks. Said an obituary, "whether he was baling hay, driving a tractor, or even tinkering around in his barn, he was always 'on the move'. In his downtime, he enjoyed watching the Cleveland Indians as well as playing softball himself (even in his twilight years) as part of the Babes of 1916 league." Sadly, Doris passed away on April 14, 2010. Eugene lived for another six years. He is known to have traveled with the Cleveland Honor Flight to tour the World War II memorial in Washington, DC. The angel of death whisked him away at home, at the age of 94, on June 12, 2016. Pastor Robert Henderson, of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, led the funeral service. Interment of the remains was in Shadyside Cemetery, Auburn Township.

  • Granddaughter Carol Fejedelem married Ray Corbett. Their home has been in Mantua, OH.
  • Grandson Glenn Fejedelem resides in Streetsboro, OH. 
  • Grandson Dale Fejedelem was joined in wedlock with Rose and settled in Mantua, OH.
  • Granddaughter Jeanne Fejedelem was united in matrimony with (?) Deuley. Circa 20016, she was in Streetsboro, OH.

Daughter Wilma Jean Bishop (1933-2018) was born on Feb. 19, 1933 in Auburn Township, Geauga County. She was a 1952 alumna of Auburn High School. On Aug. 29, 1953, at the age of 20, she married Willis E. Brown (Nov. 4, 1930-2007). The pair stayed together for a remarkable 54 years minus one day. Their trio of children included Paul Brown Sr., Wayne Brown and  Patricia Phillips. Willis served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For many years, Wilma earned a living as a cook at Kenston High School. She retired from this work in 1993. She enjoyed square dancing and was a member of the Hub Square Dancing Group. She also volunteered with the 4-H organization and liked to bake, work with horses and sew. As opportunities arose, the couple traveled throughout the country. Sadly, Willis died on Aug. 28, 2007, the day before what would have been their 54th wedding anniversary. Wilma outlived her husband by 11 years. She passed away at age 85 on Nov. 18, 2018. Rev. Lucille Abernathy presided at the funeral service, held in Auburn Community Church, followed by interment in Shadyside Cemetery.

  • Grandson Paul Brown Sr. wed Wendi. They have lived in Windham, OH.
  • Grandson Wayne Brown has dwelled in Auburn, OH.
  • Granddaughter Patricia Brown married John Phillips. They resided in Auburn, OH in 2018. 


~ Son Martin John Hurd ~

Son Martin John Hurd (1891-1926) was born on Aug. 5, 1891 in Greene Township..

He was a longtime farmer, making his home in young manhood in Colebrook, Ashtabula County, OH.

On Sept. 20, 1920, when he was 29 years of age, Martin entered into marriage with 18-year-old Opal "Edith" Fisher (Sept. 14, 1902-1976), a native of Gralton, OH and resident of Colebrook, OH. She was the daughter of Harry and Viola (Boulton) Fisher. Officiating the wedding was Rev. J.A. Goodrich.

The pair bore at least one son, Marvin H. Hurd.

Their home was on Cortland Road near Warren. 

Sadly, son Marvin died at the age of two of pneumonia on April 20, 1921. The boy was buried at Oakwood Cemetery

Martin outlived his young son by only five years, and died at the age of 34 in Auburn Township, Geauga County, on March 29, 1926, following an aortic regurgitation. He was laid to rest in Shadyside Cemetery at Auburn Corners, OH. 

The widowed Edith returned to Trumbull County and in 1930 worked as a practical nurse in a private home. She is known to have taken in a young niece, Lillian Emma (Hurd) Schoof, born in 1925.

Edith is believed to have outlived her first husband by half a century and to have wed again to (?) Nastanovich ( ? - ? ). Following a heart attack, death spirited her away in Dillonvale, OH on Oct. 27, 1976. Burial was under the sod of Holly Memorial Gardens in Pleasant Grove, Belmont County, OH. The informant on her official Ohio death certificate was Lois Muffi of Piney Fork, OH.

Niece Lillian Emma Hurd (1925-1989) was born on June 21, 1925 in Burton. She was joined in wedlock with Elmer O. Schoof (Dec. 30, 1922-2004). Lillian passed away in Richmond Heights, Cuyahoga County, OH at the age of 63 on May 1, 1989. Elmer survived for another 15 years. He surrendered to death on July 10, 2004. They sleep for all time in Cleveland's Lake View Cemetery. 


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