Dora Belle Blake




Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell was born February 6, 1869, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI, and died June 27, 1948, in Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 79. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. He is the son of Edwin Osborn Lovell (1842 - 1916) of Oakham, Worcester Co., MA, and Ellen Taylor Ayres (1844 - 1927) of Oakham, Worcester Co., MA. Ellen's parents are John Whipple Ayres (1822 - 1905) and Julia Ann Packard (1822 - 1904).

Dora Belle Blake was born January 22, 1873, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI, and died October 17, 1941, in Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 68. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. She is the daughter of Simon Simpkins Blake of Martinsburg, Bedford (later Blair) Co., PA, and Mary Magdalena Ambrose from near Ligonier, Westmoreland Co., PA.

Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell, a bachelor, and Dora Belle Blake, a maiden, were married September 27, 1891, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell and Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell had five children:

  1. Ralph Herbert Lovell: Born July 15, 1892, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died August 7, 1957, in Jefferson, Union Co., SD (age 65). Buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, Jefferson, Union Co., SD. Married (1) about Saturday, July 13, 1918, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lovell, Muscoda, Grant Co., WI, to Ellen Boobyer: Born April 9, 1891, in Stoke, St. Gregory, County Somerset, England; Died August 13, 1983, in Madison, Dane Co., WI (age 92). Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. Ralph Herbert Lovell deserted his wife and family, and without being divorced Married (2) Rita Marie Chartier: Born August 7, 1910, in Jefferson, Union Co., SD; Died June 4, 1994, in Auburn, Nemaha Co., NE (age 83). Buried in Saint Peters Cemetery, Jefferson, Union Co., SD.
  2. Orren Blake Lovell: Born May 13, 1894, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died April 30, 1968, in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR (age 73). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI. Married December 25, 1917, in Wisconsin to Vera Ella Clark: Born July 1, 1892, in Muscoda, Grant Co., WI; Died July 8, 1989, in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR (age 97). Buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI.
  3. Malcolm Harold Lovell: Born December 13, 1898, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died June 17, 1950, at a Chicago hospital, Proviso, Cook Co., IL (age 51). Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. Married February 19, 1945, in Madison, Dane Co., WI, to Pearl B. Murphy: Born October 15, 1911, in Wisconsin; Died July 6, 1973, in Cook Co., IL (age 61). Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI.
  4. Glenn Ayres Lovell: Born January 4, 1901, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI; Died November 24, 1991, at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Will Co., IL (age 90). Buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, DuPage Co., IL. Married June 25, 1924, at the First Methodist Church, Madison, Dane Co., WI, to Mona Elizabeth "Betty" Williams: Born November 19, 1903, in Elk Grove, Lafayette Co., WI; Died September 27, 1989, at Mennonite Hospital Long Term Care, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL (age 85). Buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, DuPage Co., IL.
  5. Dorothy Belle Lovell: Born October 4, 1904, in Muscoda, Grant Co., WI; Died March 29, 1988, in Long Term Care Facilities, Mansfield, Richland Co., OH (age 83). Married September 1, 1928, in Wisconsin, to George Samuel Love: Born August 16, 1903, in Pewaukee, Waukesha Co., WI; Died May 16, 1984, in Mansfield, Richland Co., OH (age 80).



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Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell and Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell are buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Orren Blake Lovell and Vera Ella (Clark) Lovell are buried in Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Ellen (Boobyer) Lovell is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


   

Malcolm Harold Lovell and Pearl (Murphy) Lovell are buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making these images available.


Glenn Ayres Lovell and Mona Elizabeth "Betty" (Williams) Mason are buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, DuPage Co., IL. Thanks to Find-A-Grave for making this image available.


Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell

Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell

Left to right: Orren Blake Lovell and Ralph Herbert Lovell, about 1896.

Clockwise from top: Ralph Herbert Lovell, Orren Blake Lovell, Glenn Ayres Lovell and Malcolm Harold Lovell, about 1902.


The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 28, 1850, shows David Lovell (age 41) born in New Hampshire with real estate of $1,500 is a Shoe Maker and is living in Oakham, Worcester Co., MA. Living with him are: Julia A. Lovell (age 29) born in New Hampshire; Leonard P. Lovell (age 14) born in Massachusetts; Lorenzo K. Lovell (age 13) born in Massachusetts; David O. Lovell (age 11) born in Massachusetts; and Edwin O. Lovell (age 7) born in Massachusetts. The Ayres family lived almost next door.

The 1850 U. S. Census taken on August 28, 1850, shows John W. Ayres (age 28) born in Massachusetts is a Stable Keeper and is living in Oakham, Worcester Co., MA. Living with him are: Julia A. Ayres (age 28) born in Massachusetts; and Ellen T. Ayres (age 6) born in Massachusetts. The Lovell family lived almost next door.

Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell was born February 6, 1869, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

The 1870 U. S. Census taken on July 1, 1870, shows Edwin Lovell (age 27) born in Massachusetts is a Clerk in a Store and is living in the 4th Ward, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. Living with him are: Ellen Lovell (age 25) born in Massachusetts; Arthar Lovell (age 3) born in Wisconsin; and Charles Lovell (age 1) born in Wisconsin.

Dora Belle Blake was born January 22, 1873, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 1, 1880, shows Simon S. Blake (age 50) born in Pennsylvania of Virginia and Maryland-born parents is a farmer living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Mary M. Blake (age 44) born in Pennsylvania of Pennsylvania-born parents. Also there are their children: Sylvester F. Blake (age 23) helping on the farm; Salome C. Blake (age 14); Cora J. Blake (age 9); Dora B. Blake (age 7); and Edna P. Blake (age 3). All children were born in Wisconsin. Simon was the census enumerator for Orion Twp. this year.

The 1880 U. S. Census taken on June 17, 1880, shows Edwin Lovell (age 37) born in Massachusetts to Vermont and Massachusetts-born parents is a Trav. Agent and is living at 100 Tenth Street, City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Ellen Lovell (age 35) born in Massachusetts to Maine and Massachusetts-born parents, who is Keeping House. Also living there are his children, all born in Wisconsin to Massachusetts-born parents: Arthur I. Lovell (age 12); Charles H. Lovell (age 11); Anna C. Lovell (age 9); Gracie E. Lovell (age 7); Frank O. Lovell (age 5); Raymond A. Lovell (age 3); and Luella M. Lovell (age 1).

The 1890 Milwaukee Telephone Directory shows Ellen T. Lovell is a widow.

Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell, a bachelor, and Dora Belle Blake, a maiden, were married September 27, 1891, in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.


Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell and Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell, wedding picture, September, 1891.


   

Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell, the photo being identical to his wedding picture, September, 1891. Thanks to the Trace family for making these images available.


The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Chas. Lovell is the Head of Household and is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. There are a total of 4 Males and 1 Female living there.

The 1895 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 20, 1895, shows Ellen T. Lovell is the Head of Household and is living in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. There are a total of 1 Male and 1 Female living there.

The 1900 U. S. Census taken on June 19, 1900, shows Charles H. Lovell (age 31) born February 1869 in Wisconsin to Massachusetts-born parents is a Farmer owning his own farm in Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 9 years, Dara B. Lovell (age 27) born January 1873 in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, with all three of her children alive and born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Ralph H. Lovell (age 7) born July 1892; Orrin B. Lovell (age 6) born May 1894; and Harold M. Lovell (age 1) born December 1898. Also living in the house is Dora's cousin, Elbien G. Ewing (age 16) born December 1883 in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents who is a servant.

The 1905 Wisconsin State Census taken on June 1, 1905, shows Charles H. Lovell (age 36) born in Wisconsin to Massachusetts-born parents is a Bridge Tender renting his home in the Village of Muscoda, Grant Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Belle Lovell (age 32) born in Wisconsin to Indiana and Pennsylvania-born parents. Also living there are his five children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Ralph H. Lovell (age 12); Orren Lovell (age 12); Harold M. Lovell (age 6); Glenn A. Lovell (age 4); and Dorothy Lovell (age 6/12).

Ellen Boobyer (age 18) and Frederick Gordon Boobyer (age 20) immigrated to the United States in December, 1909.


Ellen Boobyer (age 18) and Frederick Gordon Boobyer Immigration Record.


The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 21, 1910, shows Charles Lovell (age 41) born in Wisconsin to Massachusetts-born parents is a Rural Mail Carrier owning his own home in the Village of Muscoda, Grant Co., WI. Living with him is his wife of 18 years, Dora B. Lovell (age 37) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents, with all five of her children alive. Four children are living at home and born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Orrin Lovell (age 15); Harold Lovell (age 11); Glen Lovell (age 10); and Dorothy Lovell (age 5).

The 1910 U. S. Census taken on April 16, 1910, shows Ralph Lovell (age 17) born in Wisconsin to Massachusetts and Wisconsin-born parents is an unmarried Hired Hand Farm Laborer living in the Herman Bremmer household, Orion Twp., Richland Co., WI.


Ralph Herbert Lovell.


The family of Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell and Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell, 1917, Village of Muscoda, Iowa Co., WI. Left to right: Ralph Herbert Lovell; Malcolm Harold Lovell; Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell; Dorothy Belle Lovell; Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell; Orren Blake Lovell and Glenn Ayres Lovell.


Ralph Herbert Lovell, a bachelor, and Ellen Boobyer, a maiden, were married July 11, 1918, in Unknown. 


The Dubuque Daily Times-Journal, Dubuque, IA, Sunday, July 14, 1918

MARRIAGE LICENSES TO TRIO GRANT CO. COUPLES

Special to the Times-Journal,

Platteville, Wis. July 13. - The following marriage licenses were issued this week: Ralph H. Lovell, Muscoda, and Ellen Boebyer, Lake Forest, Ill.; Paul B. Knellens, Atkinson, and S. Maude Johns, Platteville; Wilmot Blackbourn, Lancaster, and Jennie Smith, Cassville.


The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 7, 1920, shows Charley Lovell (age 50) born in Wisconsin to Massachusetts-born parents is a School Janitor who owns his home and is living in the Village of Muscoda, Grant Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Dortha Lovell (age 46) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents. Three children are living at home and born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Harold Lovell (age 21); Glen Lovell (age 18); and Dorothy Lovell (age 15).

The 1920 U. S. Census taken on January 8, 1920, shows Ralph Lovell (age 27) born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents is a Furniture Store Salesman who is renting his home and is living in the Village of Muscoda, Muscoda Twp., Grant Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Helen Lovell (age 28) born in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1908 and a Naturalized citizen.


Mona Elizabeth "Betty" Williams in her wedding dress.


Ralph Herbert Lovell and his alias, Walter Dale, have the same death certificate in North Dakota: Died September 16, 1929, in Cavalier Co., ND, at age 37.


The Capital Times, Madison, Dane Co., WI, May 24, 1928

Authorities Still Seek Ralph Lovell, Missing Cab Driver

GLENCOE, ILL. - Mrs. Ralph Lovell is keeping her little family of two children together while authorities seek her husband, a taxi-cab driver, missing since May 1. Lovell's car was found in Evanston. The windows of the machine were broken and the chauffeurs cap, order book, and keys beside the road strengthened the belief that he had been beaten and kidnapped or killed and the body removed. The last seen of the man was when he drove west from Glencoe, a Chicago suburb, late in the afternoon of May 1. He had a male passenger.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Tuesday, June 12, 1928

Lovell Disappearance Remains Mystery

Six weeks having elapsed since Ralph Lovell, former Madison man, vanished in Chicago, police of that city are still mystified as to what might have befallen him. Mr. Lovell disappeared after taking a passenger into his taxicab at Glencoe, Ill. Mr. Lovell is believed to have been murdered. He is a brother of Orren B. Lovell, 2520 Northwood place, Madison.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, WI, Tuesday September 18, 1928

Sisters Meet First Time in 35 Years

RICHLAND CENTER - Six sisters met for the first time in 35 years Sunday at the home of Mrs. Lou Pugh, Gotham. The sisters are the daughters of Simon and Mary Blake, pioneer residents of Richland county. One of the sisters has lived in the state of Washington for many years and this was her first visit to Wisconsin since 1907. She is Mrs. Viola Mason. The others are Mrs. William Abbey, Dodgeville; Mrs. Mary E. Davis, and Mrs. Charles Lovell, Madison; Mrs. Lou Pugh, Gotham; and Mrs. Pearl Lawton, Richland Center. Friends who attended were Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Mayfield, Marvin and Ruby Mayfield, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Klousia, Letha and Gerald Klausia of Ash Creek; Mr. and Mrs. Donald Stratman, Marian Stratman, Melva Perkins, Dodgeville; Clifford Pugh, Stevens Point; Harold Lovell, Muscoda; Martha and Helen Louise Lovell, Madison; Raymond Lawton, Richland Center; Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Waite, Pern Pugh and Lou Pugh, Gotham. A picnic dinner was served.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, ND, Tuesday, September 17, 1929

MURDERED MAN'S BODY FOUND NEAR MUNICH

Decomposed Body of Transient Found Hidden in a Strawstack; Brutally Slain

Discovery of the body of an unidentified man in a straw stack near Munich yesterday raised North Dakota's death by assassination to three in the past 10 days. A partially decomposed body of a man, who police authorities believe had been brutally slain, was found about half a mile south of Munich, Cavalier county. In the other two murders, Ernest Boe, 28, York filling station attendant, was shot dead by Fred J. Pffafflin, 36, Saturday night, and Bernado Bascon, a Filipino, was found dead Sept. 8 under a straw stack near Kelly's. Discovery of the body was made while Abe Pricken, Munich, was walking through a field near Highway No. 20. The feet were seen protruding from a straw stack. Investigation revealed the body, wrapped in a tent with a shirt tied tightly over the head and knotted at the throat. A cap was pulled tightly over the head. Several large gashes, a wound in the throat, and a hole in the temple indicate authorities said, that the man had been slain about two weeks ago.

Robbery Possible Motive

Robbery has been advanced as a possible motive. Both shoes were removed and laid near the head, but the insoles were missing. A penny and a dance hall advertisement were found in the pockets while a fountain pen, pipe, and snuff box were piled near the body. Identification has not been made. The man was about 40 years old and apparently a transient harvest worker. A vest may lead to identification, Dr. G. H. Kirkham, acting coroner said. It is of blackknit, bound on the edge with tape about a half an inch wide and has buttons bearing the mark "Brom's bench vest." Both hands were clinched tight as though he died after a struggle. Dr. Kirkham expressed the opinion that the man had been killed in some other community and his body transported by automobile and placed in the straw stack here.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, ND, Wednesday, September 18, 1929

MAN MURDERED AT MUNICH IS UNKNOWN

May Be Missing Sutton Farmer or Iowa Banker; Officials Follow Clues

Two clues to the identity of a man whose mutilated body was discovered in a straw stack near Munich were under investigation by Cavalier county officials today. Walter King, Fargo, informed a newspaper reporter that the published description of the dead man fits that of a man named F. W. Bisbee, Turin, Iowa. Relatives of Walter Dale, Sutton farmer, who disappeared from Jamestown, are en route to Langdon to view the body. King said Bisbee was a former Iowa banker and had left Fargo several weeks ago in search of work. Last year was the first time Bisbee had worked in harvest fields. A dental chart will be sent to Turin in an effort to check King's theory.


The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, ND, Thursday, September 19, 1929

STRAWSTACK DEATH MYSTERY UNSOLVED

Three Men Fail to Identify Mutilated Body Found Near Munich Farm

Langdon, N. D. Sept 19. - The straw stack mystery which has baffled Cavalier county authorities four days became more complex today as hopes of identifying the mutilated body of a man found near Munich were blasted. Three men failed to identify the body as that of Walter Dale, formerly of Jamestown, and further information from Walter King, Fargo, who informed newspaper reporters the body might be that of F. W. Bisbee, Turin, Ia., indicated a check with Iowa officials would be necessary to ascertain whether the body might be that of the Iowan. While authorities awaited information from Iowa, a theory that possible the slain man might have been Dan Stokes, Glyndon, who disappeared from Valley City, also was being investigated.


The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 3, 1930, shows Charles H. Lovell (age 61) born in Wisconsin to Massachusetts-born parents is a church custodian renting his home in the City of Madison, 5th Ward, Dane Co., WI. Living with him is his wife Dora B. Lovell (age 57) born in Wisconsin to Pennsylvania-born parents who is a cook in a home for crippled children. One child is living at home and born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin-born parents: Malcom H. Lovell (age 30) who is an unmarried bookkeeper in an office supply house.

The 1930 U. S. Census taken on April 14, 1930 shows Ellen Lovell (age 39) born in England to English-born parents and having emigrated in 1908 and a naturalized citizen and having first married at age 25 is a widow renting her home for $35/month and living at 311 Russell Street, 6th Ward, City of Madison, Dane Co., WI. Living with her are her children, all born in Wisconsin to Wisconsin and English-born parents: Kieth C. Lovell (age 8); Malcom C. Lovell (age 5); and Suzette M. Lovell (age 1). Also living there is a roomer, Bert Wilson (age 30), who is a Laborer.


Lawton Raymond Diary Page from 1932.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Wednesday, June 5, 1935

LEAVES $4,000 ESTATE

Ralph H. Lovell, Madison, who died April 29, left an estate of $4,000, according to a petition filed today in county court. His widow, two sons, and a daughter are heirs to the estate.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Saturday, May 2, 1936

Mysterious Death of Ralph H. Lovell, Seven Years Ago, Bared

The mysterious unsolved death seven years ago of Ralph H. Lovell today puzzled the Madison family of the man who dropped strangely out of sight years ago. After years of fruitless search the country over, the family learned this week that the missing man was dead - had been dead, in fact, for seven years, the victim of what police still believe was foul play. His body was found sprawled out near a railroad track, 20 miles from the town of Langdon, N. D., where he had gone from Chicago. Long investigation by police failed to determine the cause of death, the Langdon police chief told The State Journal today. Meager details of Lovell's death reached the family for the first time this week. In Madison live his widow and three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Lovell, and two brothers, O. B. and Harold Lovell. Another brother, Glenn, lives in Chicago and a sister, Dorothy, in Cleveland.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Sunday, May 3, 1936

Murder Will Out, Even After 7 Years

Murder will out, say the mystery story writers. Some picked sleuth bobs up sooner or later with the solution for the last chapter. But in real life murderers sometimes roam at large for years afterward, and a Madison woman, Mrs. Ralph H. Lovell, 423 W. Washington ave., and a Madison attorney, O. A. Stolen, know only too well that that's true. It's now seven years since Mrs. Lovell's husband was murdered, and yet she only learned about it a week ago. As a result of her discovery, that a man who wandered around under the name of "Walter Dale" was really her husband, Mrs. Lovell has only now discovered that her missing husband was murdered. The whole story first began to interest Madison people Friday when a woman, later identified as Mrs. Ralph H. Lovell, dropped around at The State Journal office to leave an obituary notice that she had just received word of the death of her husband in 1929. "Just received notice of a death in 1929?" The State Journal communicated with the chief of police and sheriff in the town in which he was supposed to have died, and the attorney in Madison, Stolen, who was representing Mrs. Lovell, with these results:

A Crash in Evanston

Early in the morning of an April day in 1928, policemen in Evanston, Ill., ran into a taxi whose motor had been running all night. Lovell lived in Glencoe, Ill., at the time. His wife, who has since 1929 joined her family in Madison, couldn't find out what had happened to her husband. Nobody seemed to have seen him after that night; he had dropped completely out of sight. Mrs. Lovell moved to Madison, where Mr. Lovell's parents and two brothers lived. In July, 1935, Mrs. Lovell had Stolen appoint the Madison Trust co., administrator of her husband's estate. It was seven years since he had disappeared. By law he was now dead. It was only this week that Mrs. Lovell discovered that he was actually, as well as legally, dead.

Not Dead, U. S. Claim

Lovell had four insurance policies at the time he disappeared and a claim on the soldier's bonus as a World war veteran. Stolen started his job of trying to collect for the widow. In Washington, where he had written for the bonus money, officials of the veteran's administration informed him that Lovell was not dead, but was still living in Jamestown, North Dakota. Stolen wondered about the man, began to speculate on what the man was doing. He investigated, and this is what he found: Lovell had wandered out to North Dakota, after his strange disappearance that night in Evanston. He had disappeared that way before. When he arrived at Sutton, N. D., he bought a threshing machine and proceeded to hire out his services to farmers. Two days later, Lovell, then known as Walter Dale, left the farm on which he was working at Sutton and announced he was out to hire some help to run the machine. He was never seen alive after that. Three weeks after he left, his mangled body was found in his own canvas sack, near Munice, N. D., 100 miles away, an iron bar lying near the body. Lovell's watch, cash, and identification papers were gone. North Dakota coroner's jury determined that death resulted from a "blunt instrument in the hands of unknown persons." The dead man's body was identified by the gold tooth and a finger injury as that of the man known as Walter Dale. Only a little while ago, Stolen, Mrs. Lovell's attorney in Madison, got the idea that the murdered man might be Lovell. He went out to North Dakota, showed a picture of Lovell around and proved the man really was the husband of the Madison woman. He found there was no blood around, no evidence of a struggle, but there was no question the man had been murdered. As a result of Stolen's identification, the attorney general's department of North Dakota has announced it will reopen investigation of the death of Walter Dale, whose real name is Ralph Lovell, son of Madison parents and brother of two Madison men.


The 1940 U. S. Census taken on April 24, 1940, shows Charles H. Lovell (age 71) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School, is a married Church Caretaker who rents his home for $45/month and is living at 212 N. Orchard Street, 12th Ward, City of Madison, Dane Co., WI. Living with him is his wife, Dora B. Lovell (age 67) born in Wisconsin, and 5 years ago was living in the Same Place, and with 8 years of School.

Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell and Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell observed their 50th wedding anniversary on September 27, 1941.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Saturday, September 27, 1941

Lovells Wed 50 Years Today

Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Lovell, Middleton, will observe their golden wedding anniversary today, but there'll be no celebration - Mrs. Lovell is in Madison General hospital, where she's been confined three weeks. They were married Sept. 27, 1891, and lived in Muscoda before coming to Madison in 1924. Mr. Lovell was a Luther Memorial church employe here 15 years, before the two moved to Middleton this summer. There are five children, with one son, O. B. Lovell, living in Madison at 2520 Norwood pl.


Dora Belle (Blake) Lovell died October 17, 1941, in Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 68. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Friday, October 17, 1941

Obituaries

Mrs. C. H. Lovell

Mrs. Charles H. Lovell, 68, of 214 N. Orchard st., died today at a Madison hospital after a long illness. Survivors include the widower, four sons, Ralph H. and Orin B., Madison; Glenn A., Chicago, and M. H., Washington, D. C., and one daughter, Mrs. George S. Love, Cleveland, Ohio. Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p. m. in the Frautschi funeral home with the Rev. C. A. Puls of Luther Memorial church officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial park.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Thursday, March 19, 1942

DIVORCES GRANTED

Ellen Lovell, 50, of 2742 Hermina st., from Ralph H. Lovell, 49, address unknown, on grounds of non-support and desertion.


Charles Herbert "Charley" Lovell died June 27, 1948, in Madison, Dane Co., WI, at age 79. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Monday, June 28, 1948

Obituaries

Charles Lovell

Charles H. Lovell, 79, of 2520 Norwood pl., died Sunday at a Madison hospital after a brief illness. Mr. Lovell, a retired mail carrier at Muscoda, had lived in Madison for 20 years. He was a member of Luther Memorial church and of Commonwealth Masonic lodge, No. 325. His wife died Oct. 17, 1941. Survivors are three sons, Orren B., Madison, and Malcolm H. and Glenn A., Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy B. Love, Cleveland, O.; 10 grandchildren; four brothers, Dr. Arthur I., Lincoln, Neb.; Frank, O., Milwaukee; Raymond, Knoxville, Tenn., and Ralph O., realtor, Calif., and two sisters, Grace E. Lovell, Milwaukee, and Mrs. Edgar Lovell, Orlando, Fla. Funeral services will be held in Frautschi funeral home at 2 p. m. Tuesday with Rev. Charles A. Puls officiating. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial park. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 tonight.


Malcolm Harold Lovell died June 17, 1950, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 51. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI.


The Wisconsin State Journal, Madison, Dane Co., WI, Sunday, June 18, 1950

Obituaries

M. Harold Lovell

M. Harold Lovell, 52, Chicago, former Madison resident and a brother of Orren B. Lovell, comptroller of the First National bank here, died Saturday afternoon in a Chicago hospital after a long illness. Mr. Lovell was born in Muscoda. He married Pearl Murphy, Madison, Feb. 19, 1945. Mr. Lovell was a veteran of World War I, a member of Commonwealth Masonic lodge No. 325, and a member of the Chicago Moose lodge. He had been employed by the federal government at the time of his death. Survivors include his wife; another brother, Glenn A., Oak Park, Ill., and a sister, Mrs. George Love, Cleveland, O. The body will arrive at the Frautschi funeral home Monday night and friends may call after noon Tuesday. Funeral services have been tentatively set for Wednesday afternoon in the funeral home.


Pearl B. (Murphy) Lovell died July 6, 1973, in Cook Co., IL, at age 61. Buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Dane Co., WI.


The Chicago Tribune, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, Sunday, July 8, 1973

Death notices

Lovell

Pearl Lovell, beloved wife of the late Harold. Funeral Monday, July 9, 11 a. m., at Drake and Son Funeral Home, 5303 N. Western Av. Interment Madison, Wis. Visitation after 3 p. m., Sunday. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the cancer fund would be appreciated. 561-6874.


Mona Elizabeth "Betty" (Williams) Lovell died September 27, 1989, at Mennonite Hospital Long Term Care, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, at age 85. Buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, DuPage Co., IL.


The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, Thursday, September 28, 1989

Mona E. Lovell

Mona E. Lovell, 85, a resident of Mennonite Hospital Long Term Care, Bloomington, for 4 years, formerly of Chicago, died at 5:50 a.m. yesterday (Sept. 27, 1989) at the long term care unit. Her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at River Forest Methodist Church, River Forest, the Rev. Edgar Heistand officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Elmhurst. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Peterson Funeral Home, 6938 W. North Ave., Chicago. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, has charge of local arrangements. Mrs. Lovell was born Nov. 19, 1903, in Wisconsin, a daughter of Richard Jones and Elsie Carpenter Williams. She married Glenn A. Lovell on June 25, 1924, in Madison, Wis. He survives in New Lenox. Other survivors include four sons, Harry, 302 Margaret Ave., Normal; Richard G., Hollywood, Calif.; the Rev. Peter, New Lenox; and Thomas, Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Margaret Hawkins, Stillwater, Okla.; and 11 grandchildren. Two brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Mrs. Lovell was a member of the River Forest Methodist Church and the PEO. Memorials may be made to her church.


Glenn Ayres Lovell died November 24, 1991, at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet, Will Co., IL, at age 90. Buried in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace, DuPage Co., IL.


The Bloomington Pantagraph, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL, Saturday, November 30, 1991

Glenn Lovell

Glenn Lovell, 90, of New Lenox, formerly of Normal, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday (Nov. 24, 1991) at Silver Cross Hospital, Joliet. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 West Haven, New Lenox, the Rev. Edgar Hiestand officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oak Brook Terrace. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Peterson Funeral Home, 6938 W. North Ave., Chicago, and from 10:15 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church. Mr. Lovell was born Jan. 4, 1901, in Muscoda, Wis., a son of Charles Herbert and Dora Belle Blake Lovell. He married Mona Williams on June 25, 1924. She died Sept. 27, 1989. Surviving are four sons, Richard G., Los Angeles; Thomas O., Aurora, Colo.; Harry R., 302 Margaret Ave., Normal; and the Rev. J. Peter, New Lenox; and 11 grandchildren. Three brothers and one sister preceded him in death. Mr. Lovell was a control buyer for Sears, Roebuck and Co., retiring in 1962. He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 850 in Austin-River Forest, Scottish Rite Valley of Chicago, Medinah Shrine and was past president of High Twelve in Oak Park. Memorials may be made to River Forest United Methodist Church, 7970 Lake St., River Forest, Ill. 60305, or United Methodist Church of New Lenox, 339 West Haven, New Lenox, Ill. 60451.


 

MISS GRACE E. LOVELL.

Daughter of the American Revolution DAR ID # 70256
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
 
Descendant of Micajah Ayers, Lieut. James Whipple, Ichabod Packard, Jonathan
Bullard, Capt. John Crawford, and Alexander Crawford.
Daughter of Edwin O. Lovell (b. 1842) and Ellen T. Ayres (b. 1844),
his wife, m. 1864.
Granddaughter of John Whipple Ayres (1822-1905) and Julia Ann Packard
(1822-1904), his wife, m. 1843.
Gr-granddaughter of John Ayres (1796-1873) and Deidamia Whipple
(1796-1875), his wife, m. 1818;
Jonathan Packard (1792-1855), and Susan Willis Crawford
(1793-1871), his wife, m. 1811.
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Moses Ayres (1766-1844) and Sarah Edmands
(1763-1850), his wife, m. 1793;
Oliver Whipple (1769-1863) and Elizabeth Hassam (1769-1806),
his wife, m. 1792;
Caleb Packard (1771-1851) and Hepzabeth Bullard (1776-1851),
his wife, m. 1791;
Alexander Crawford and Bethia Willis (1768-1811), his wife, m. 1788.
Gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Micajah Ayres and Sarah Barnes (1734-89),
his wife, m. 1764;
James Whipple and Elizabeth Hall (1740-1853), his wife, m. 1763;
Ichabod Packard and Ruth Allen (1738-1824), his wife, m. 1757;
Jonathan Bullard and Lydia Foster (1735-1819), his 2nd wife, m. 1755;
John Crawford and Rachel Henderson, his wife.

Micajah Ayres (1729-1804) enlisted, 1778, as a private in Capt. Daniel Gilbert's
company, Col. James Whitney's regiment. He died in Braintree, Mass.

James Whipple (1737-1808) served at the Lexington Alarm from Grafton, where he
was born and died.
Also No. 39557.

Ichabod Packard (1738-1813) enlisted, 1777, in Capt. John Crawford's company, Col.
James Converse's Massachusetts regiment. He was born in Plymouth County; died in
Oakham, Mass.

Jonathan Bullard (1727-96) served, 1777, at the Bennington Alarm in Capt. John
Crawford's company, Col. Jonas Converse's Massachusetts regiment. He was born
in Watertown; died in Oakham.

John Crawford (1739-1824) commanded a company in Col. Jonathan Warner's
regiment, which marched on the Lexington Alarm; reenlisted, 1777, and served
several other enlistments. He was born in Rutland, Mass.; died in Oakham.

Alexander Crawford (1765-1845) served, 1779, as private in Capt. William Henry's
company of Guards at Rutland. He was born and died in Oakham, Mass. 

 

Suzette Maribelle Lovel was born October, 14, 1928, in Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Died October 23, 2002. in Greene Co., OH (age 73). Buried in Medway Cemetery, Mewdway, Clark Co., OH. Her parents are Ralph H. Lovell (age 36) of Muscoda, WI, and Ellen Boobyer (age 37) of England.

Married about July, 1950, to Robert L. Mollwitz: Born April 2, 1922, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI; Died June 6, 2012, at Hospice of Dayton, Dayton, OH (age 90). Buried in Medway Cemetery, Mewdway, Clark Co., OH.

Robert L. Mollwitz, Age 90 of Fairborn, OH passed away at 1:52 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at Hospice of Dayton. Preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Suzette M., his parents and 2 brothers, Frederick and Richard. Robert was a retired Air Force Major born April 2, 1922 in Milwaukee, WI, the son of Frederick and Collette Mollwitz German and Belgian immigrants. Major Mollwitz served as an Army NCO in WWII in combat in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. On his discharge in 1945 as a S/Sgt. He attended the University of Wisconsin and received his BBA and his commission as a 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force Reserve in 1949. He was recalled in 1959 to active duty as an AF reservist and subsequently served 2 years in Korea during the Korean War, and lastly Viet Nam. During this tour of active duty has graduated from the AFIT school of Systems and Logistics with an MBA. He retired after 29 years of active duty , attended Syracuse University as Ph D candidate and resumed government service as a Professor of Procurement Management serving there 14 years and retiring again in 1984. He was a Civil War buff. Mr. Mollwitz was a Life Member of the Military Officers Association, the American Legion and the Amvets. He was given a life membership to the American Forestry Association, the National Rifle Assn. and Wisconsin Alumni Association. He was a member of and attended Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Survivors include his care giver and close friend Kimberly Kay Cates of Fairborn, OH and close and special friends Ron and Julie Martin of Medway, OH, numerous other friends and a niece and nephews. If desired contributions in Robert's memory may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Family will receive friends from 9-11:00 a.m. Monday June 11, 2012 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1240 South Maple Ave., Fairborn with services to follow at 11:00. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 14 with full military honors at Medway Cemetery. Condolences may be made to www.Morris-Sons.com.