Saturday, October 24, 2015

Charles Revie, Henrietta E. Bertha Seymour, and their children

Charles Revie and Hattie (Seymour) Revie were my great-great-grandparents. Their son Frank Revie was my great-grandfather.

Charles Revie
born June 15, 1861 in Maine, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died January 1, 1926 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Henrietta E. Bertha “Hattie” (Seymour) Revie
born April 2, 1875 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died March 25, 1963 in Racine County, Wisconsin


Charles Revie was the second child of Frank Xavier Revie and Fredericka Louise (Thiel) Revie. He was baptized at the German Methodist Episcopal Church in the town of Maine, Wisconsin. He lived and farmed in the Wausau area for his entire life, also working as a logger for a time. Hattie Seymour was the daughter of Nelson Seymour and Henrietta (Schellin) Seymour, and also grew up in the Wausau area. Charles and Hattie were married on October 13, 1894 at Trinity Lutheran Church in the town of Easton, Marathon County, Wisconsin. They had fourteen children and lived together in the town of Texas until Charles' death, after which Hattie continued to run the family farm with her children. Sometime before 1960, Hattie moved to her son Aaron's home on Lindermann Avenue in Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin. Charles and Hattie are buried at Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Wausau, along with their son Edward and Charles' parents.
Charles Revie with logging crew
Their fourteen children were:
  1. Lloyd Paul Emil Revie (1895-1984)
  2. Aaron Charles August Revie (1897-1972)
  3. Frank Martin John Revie (1898-1985)
  4. Vesta Henrietta Bertha (Revie) Jonas Wilson (1900-2006)
  5. Eva Marie Albertine (Revie) Christensen (1902-1946)
  6. Hattie Cathrine Martha (Revie) Alcott (1904-1995)
  7. Roger Edward Fredrich Revie (1905-1933)
  8. Constance Venita Endora (Revie) Derus (1907-1981)
  9. George Gerald Howard “Gerald” Revie (1909-1993)
  10. Xenia Blanche Jennie Rivau (1911-2006)
  11. Edward Revie (1913-1913)
  12. Ned Earl Ralph Revie (1914-2004)
  13. Cedric Sidney Leonard “Slim” Revie (1916-2006)
  14. June Wanita Elaine (Revie) Carver Smith (1920-2015)
1. Lloyd Paul Emil Revie
born June 21, 1895 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died January 6, 1984 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Lloyd was baptized on August 6, 1895 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau, and grew up on the family farm in the town of Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1916 and served until 1920. For some of this time, he was stationed at Camp Knox (later Fort Knox) in Kentucky. He worked for Standard Oil of Indiana in Wausau and married Helen Louise G. Pfaff. Lloyd and Helen had four children: Lloyd, Arden, David, and Roger. Lloyd died in 1984 and Helen died on July 29, 1987 in Wausau. Lloyd and Helen are buried, along with two of their sons, at Restlawn Memorial Park in the village of Maine.

2. Aaron Charles August Revie
born January 29, 1897 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died February 24, 1972 in Mount Pleasant, Racine County, Wisconsin

Aaron was baptized on June 6, 1897 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Wausau and grew up with his family on their farm in the town of Texas. He served in the U.S. Army during World War I from May 31, 1918 to January 6, 1919. After his military service, he returned to Texas before moving to Racine in 1924 along with his brother Frank. Aaron worked at Ajax Rubber Company, and later at Nash-Kelvinator Corporation until his retirement in 1965. In about 1929, Aaron married Louise Blanche “Blanche” Smith in Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin. Aaron and Blanche had three children: Douglas and two others. In 1942, Aaron was described as five feet and ten inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair, and a ruddy complexion. Aaron and Blanche were Jehovah's Witnesses. Aaron died at High Ridge Hospital and Blanche later died in Janesville on January 26, 1986. Aaron is buried at West Lawn Memorial Park in Mount Pleasant.

3. Frank Martin John Revie
born December 24, 1898 in Texas, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died July 20, 1985 in Marshfield, Wood County, Wisconsin

Frank was baptized in the town of Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin, on January 25, 1899 and grew up on the family farm. During World War I, he served in France as a private in Battery E of the 56th Artillery Regiment (Coast Artillery Corps). He enlisted on November 18, 1917, and was discharged on February 12, 1919. Frank moved to Racine, Racine County, Wisconsin by 1923 and worked at Ajax Rubber Company with his brother Aaron. He met Lydia Clara Minnie Stacke in Racine and they had a daughter who was adopted by Elmer and Elizabeth (Blake) Gotsche. They later had three more children, Wesley, another child and an unnamed infant son.

Frank & Lydia Revie
After their marriage on March 5, 1927 in Milwaukee, Frank and Lydia moved to Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, and then back to Racine, where Frank worked various jobs, including rubber worker, tire builder, cement worker, and a job at a filling station. In 1931, shortly after Lydia's father's death, Frank and Lydia moved to a dairy farm near to her family in the town of Mayville, Clark County, Wisconsin, outside of Dorchester, Clark County, Wisconsin. They lived on the farm until 1961, when they moved to Abbotsford, Clark County, Wisconsin, followed by moves to the town of Maine, Marathon County, Wisconsin in 1966, and back to Dorchester in 1976. Frank died of renal failure at Saint Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield. Lydia continued to live in Dorchester for many years, later moving to an assisted living facility in Phillips, Price County, Wisconsin. She died of heart failure at Flambeau Hospital in Park Falls at nearly 102 years of age on November 16, 2001. Frank and Lydia are buried together at the Dorchester Memorial Cemetery in Dorchester.





4. Vesta Henrietta Bertha (Revie) Jonas Wilson
born October 21, 1900 in Texas, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died February 9, 2006 in Weyauwega, Waupaca County, Wisconsin

Vesta was baptized on November 29, 1900 at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Wausau. She graduated from the River Falls Normal School in River Falls, Pierce County, Wisconsin in 1917 and the Marathon County School in 1919. She worked as a teacher in the Wausau area. She married cheese maker Walter Carl Ferdinand Jonas on September 16, 1924, and they moved to Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, where Walter worked in elevator maintenance and owned a gas station. They had one son, Elwyn. Walter died on October 19, 1962. In 1972, Vesta married Orville Joseph “Jack” Wilson. They lived in Waupaca, Waupaca County, Wisconsin. Orville died in Waupaca County, Wisconsin, on June 19, 1992. Vesta lived to the age of 105 and is buried at Cedar Park Cemetery in Calumet Park, Cook County, Illinois.

5. Eva Marie Albertine (Revie) Christensen
born December 3, 1902 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died September 29, 1946 in Waukegan, Lake County, Illinois

Eva was baptized at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Wausau on May 31, 1903. She married Arthur N. Christensen on November 20, 1922 in Cook County, Illinois and they had two children, Shirley and Phyllis. Arthur worked in trucking and was a village trustee in Winthrop Harbor, Lake County, Illinois. Eva died at the age of 43 in 1946. Arthur died in Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin on June 29, 1988. Eva and Arthur are buried at Pine View Memorial Park in Beach Park, Lake County, Illinois.

6. Hattie Cathrine Martha (Revie) Alcott
born May 17, 1904 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died October 18, 1995 in Beloit, Rock County, Wisconsin

After growing up on the family farm, Hattie moved to Beloit and married Kenneth Orvill Alcott on August 14, 1929. Hattie worked as a cashier at a restaurant and at Fairbanks-Morse and Kenneth worked as a contractor. They had two children, Barbara and one other child. Kenneth died in Beloit on August 6, 1975 and Hattie died in 1995. Both are buried at Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit.

7. Roger Edward Fredrich Revie
born July 30, 1905 in Texas, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died August 7, 1933 in Prescott, Yavapai County, Arizona

Roger was baptized on October 1, 1905 at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in Wausau. He grew up on a farm in the town of Texas with the rest of his family and lived there until at least 1920. In 1925, he was living in Racine and working at a rubber factory with his brothers Aaron and Frank. In 1930, Roger lived in Chicago and worked as an assistant stock man at a hospital. Roger died of tuberculosis in 1933 at the Yavapai County Hospital in Prescott, Arizona and was buried in the hospital cemetery.

8. Constance Venita Endora (Revie) Derus
born February 21, 1907 in Texas, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died March 31, 1981 in Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington

Constance grew up in the town of Texas and moved to Milwaukee. She married Sylvester W. Derus on September 1, 1928. They had two children, Carol and Thomas. Sylvester worked as a shoe cutter and later as a foreman at Filer & Stowell. He died on January 13, 1963 in Saint Francis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin. Constance eventually moved to Bellingham, Washington, where she died. Constance and Sylvester are buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Milwaukee.

9. George Gerald Howard “Gerald” Revie
born June 5, 1909 in Texas, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died April 25, 1993 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Gerald - he preferred to use one of his middle names - was baptized on August 1, 1909 at Saint Peter's Lutheran Church in the town of Wausau. He lived and worked on the family farm until the 1930s. In 1940 he was working as a truck driver. He married Eva Minnie Edwards on March 21, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and they had four children. Gerald died in 1993 and Eva died on April 9, 2005 in Wausau. Both are buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in the village of Maine.

10. Xenia Blanche Jennie Rivau
born July 9, 1911 in Wisconsin
died June 22, 2006 in South Beloit, Winnebago County, Illinois

Xenia grew up in the town of Texas and moved to Beloit with her sister Hattie before 1930. She worked assembling magnets and as a bench worker at Fairbanks-Morse. Xenia did not marry or have children. Xenia changed the spelling of her last name to Rivau, which she incorrectly believed was the original spelling of the name Revie. She is buried at Eastlawn Cemetery in Beloit.

11. Edward Revie
born 1913
died 1913

Edward was born and died in 1913 and is buried next to his parents and paternal grandparents at Saint Peter's Lutheran Cemetery in the town of Wausau.

12. Ned Earl Ralph Revie
born August 25, 1914 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died June 8, 2004 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin

Ned lived and worked on the family farm, later moving to Wausau and working as a milk salesman. He worked as woodlands manager for Wausau Paper Mills until he retired in 1976. Ned married Mildred Marie Will on September 20, 1942, and they had two children before Mildred's death on March 15, 1969 in Marshfield, Wisconsin. Ned married Marguerite F. Tewes on December 22, 1973 at Saint Paul's United Church of Christ in Wausau. Marguerite worked at Wausau Mutual Insurance. Ned died in 2004 and Marguerite died July 26, 2011 in Wausau. Ned, Mildred, and Marguerite are buried at Restlawn Memorial Park in the village of Maine.

13. Cedric Sidney Leonard “Slim” Revie
born June 13, 1916 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died May 8, 2006 in Paradise, Butte County, California

Cedric lived and farmed in the Wausau area until November 17, 1942, when he enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II. He married Ethelwyn Marie “Dee” (Kolden) Whitted in North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California on February 20, 1955. They had one son, Terry, and Ethelwyn had three children from her previous marriage. Ethelwyn died in Paradise on September 12, 1984 and Cedric died in 2006. Both are buried along with their son at Paradise Cemetery in Paradise.

14. June Wanita Elaine (Revie) Carver Smith
born June 4, 1920 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin
died September 19, 2015 in Tempe, Maricopa County, Arizona

June grew up in the Wausau area and moved to Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona between 1940 and 1945, where she worked at AiResearch. She married George Russell “Russell” Carver, one of her coworkers, and they had four children, Robert and three others, while Russell had one daughter from his first marriage. Russell died on December 31, 1975 in Phoenix. June remarried to Vernon Wood Smith and eventually moved to Tempe. Vernon worked at Allied Signal and had two daughters from his first marriage. He died in Phoenix on September 20, 2000, and is buried at Green Acres Memorial Park in Scottsdale, Maricopa County, Arizona. June died in 2015 at the age of 95.

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