Eugene Irvin Daffern1,2,3

ID# 3665, (1898 - 1970)
FatherWilliam Grant Daffern4,1,5 (28 Oct 1868 - 16 Mar 1931)
MotherEmily J. Burch6,4,7 (Nov 1880 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 19 Nov 1898, Plaineville, Daviess Co., Indiana8,9,10,11
Marriage: 17 Jun 1918, Miles City, Custer Co., Montana, Catherine Frances Kittinger (about 1902 -12,13 )
Divorce: before 1925, Catherine Frances Kittinger (about 1902 -14 )
Marriage: 20 Jun 1925, Washington, Daviess Co., Indiana, LaVerna Elizabeth Glabe (12 Feb 1907 - 7 Dec 2002)15,16,17
Death: 30 Jun 1970, Multnomah Co., Oregon3
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Eugene Irvin Daffern was born on 19 Nov 1898 in Plaineville, Daviess Co., Indiana.8,9,10,11 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Steele Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents, William Grant Daffern and Emily J. Burch.5 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Steele Twp., Daviess Co., Indiana, in the household of his parents.18
     He moved to Montana between 1915 and 1920 with his parents.
     Eugene married first Catherine Frances Kittinger, daughter of J. F. Kittinger and Nellie Duffy, on 17 Jun 1918 in Miles City, Custer Co., Montana, with Justice of the Peace W. P. Welch officiating.12,13
     Eugene registered for the draft for World War I on 12 Sep 1918, while living at Kimball, Custer Co., Montana, reporting he was employed as a farmer.2 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Miles, Custer Co., Montana, in the household of his parents.19
     Eugene and Catherine were divorced before 1925.14 He returned to Indiana before 1925, presumably when his parents did.
     Eugene married second LaVerna Elizabeth Glabe, daughter of Harvey Sebastian Glabe and Netta Lou Bess, on 20 Jun 1925 in Washington, Daviess Co., Indiana.15,16,17
     Eugene and LaVerna appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of New Albany, Floyd Co., Indiana, at 202 Market, enumerated 9 Apr 1930, reporting they rented their home for $30 per month.20
     Eugene and LaVerna moved between 1935 and 1940 from New Albany, which is directly across the Ohio River from Louisville, Kentucky, some 10 miles west to Georgetown.21 They appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Georgetown Twp., Floyd Co., Indiana, enumerated 15 May 1940, reporting they owned a home valued at $4,000.22
     He was a carman on a rail road in 1920, and a junior high school teacher by 1930.23,24 In the 1940 census he reported that he had worked 40 hours the last week of March, and had worked 30 weeks the previous year, earning $1,000.22
     Eugene and LaVerna had moved to Burbank, California by 1949, when they were living at 1420 Ontario.25 In California Eugene pursued a number of occupations. In 1949 he was a salesman, by 1952 he was carpenter, and in 1953 he was a plumber.26
     Eugene and LaVerna had moved to Riverside, California by 1955, when they were living at 2725 Tyler.27 In Riverside he taught at Sherman Institute, later called Sherman Indian High School. It is an off-reservation boarding high school for Native Americans operated by the Bureau of Indian Education/Bureau of Indian Affairs.28,29
     Eugene died on 30 Jun 1970 in Multnomah Co., Oregon, at age 71.3

Children:
     There were no children with Catherine Frances Kittinger

Children:
     Children with LaVerna Elizabeth Glabe:

Eugene and LaVerna's daughter is believed to be still living.

Citations

  1. [S2979] "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992," FamilySearch.org, record for Eugene Irvin Daffern and Laverne Elizabeth Glabe, citing FHL #1939649.
  2. [S3700] Eugene Irwin Daffern, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918.
  3. [S930] "Oregon Death Index, 1903-98," Ancestry.com, record for Eugene I Daffern, citing cert no 9652.
  4. [S3701] Eugene Irvin Daffern and Catherine Frances Kittinger, Marriage License and Marriage Certificate.
  5. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  6. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 23.
  7. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  8. [S2979] "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992," FamilySearch.org, record for Eugene Irvin Daffern and Laverne Elizabeth Glabe, citing FHL #1939649, shows date, with year as 1898, county, and state.
  9. [S3700] Eugene Irwin Daffern, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows date, with year as 1898.
  10. [S3732] William Dafforn household, 1900 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana, shows month, year, age 1, and state.
  11. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 23, shows date, with year as 1858 town, and state.
  12. [S3701] Eugene Irvin Daffern and Catherine Frances Kittinger, Marriage License and Marriage Certificate, shows date, town, county, state and officiant.
  13. [S3700] Eugene Irwin Daffern, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, shows her as his wife.
  14. [S2979] "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992," FamilySearch.org, record for Eugene Irvin Daffern and Laverne Elizabeth Glabe, citing FHL #1939649, shows him as divorced.
  15. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 23, shows date, town, and state.
  16. [S2979] "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992," FamilySearch.org, record for Eugene Irvin Daffern and Laverne Elizabeth Glabe, citing FHL #1939649, shows date, county, and state, and shows him as divorced.
  17. [S3726] Eugene Dafern household, 1930 U.S. Census, Floyd Co., Indiana, shows married, with his first marriage at age 26 and hers at 18.
  18. [S3728] William G. Daffern household, 1910 U.S. Census, Daviess Co., Indiana.
  19. [S3727] William G. Daffern household, 1920 U.S. Census, Custer Co., Montana.
  20. [S3726] Eugene Dafern household, 1930 U.S. Census, Floyd Co., Indiana.
  21. [S3733] Eugene Daffern household, 1940 U.S. Census, Floyd Co., Indiana, shows they were in New Albany in 1935.
  22. [S3733] Eugene Daffern household, 1940 U.S. Census, Floyd Co., Indiana.
  23. [S3727] William G. Daffern household, 1920 U.S. Census, Custer Co., Montana, shows occupation as carman, industry as railroad.
  24. [S3726] Eugene Dafern household, 1930 U.S. Census, Floyd Co., Indiana, shows occupation as teacher, industry as junior high.
  25. [S3735] Los Angeles Directory Co's Burbank (California) City Directory, 1949, pg 130.
  26. [S3735] Los Angeles Directory Co's Burbank (California) City Directory, 1949, pg 130; 1952, pg 151; and 1953, pg 174.
  27. [S3734] Luskey's Official Riverside Criss Cross City Directory, 1955-1956, pg 74.
  28. [S3734] Luskey's Official Riverside Criss Cross City Directory, 1955-1956, pg 74, shows him as teacher at Sherman Institute.
  29. [S1265] Wikipedia, online, "Sherman Indian High School," viewed Sep 2012.