Ezra L. Shols1,2,3

ID# 3952, (1900 - 1971)
FatherLouis W. Shols4,5,1 (15 Nov 1867 - 1 Sep 1941)
MotherElizabeth Schade6,7,1 (26 Feb 1870 - 27 Jan 1956)

Key Events:

Birth: 10 May 1900, Charlotte, Illinois8,9,10
Marriage: 26 May 1920, Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, Eva Henrietta Glabe (16 Nov 1899 - 2 Jan 1989)11,12
Death: 31 Jul 197113,14
Burial: 3 Aug 1971, Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co3
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Ezra L. Shols was born on 10 May 1900 in Charlotte, Illinois.8,9,10 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Charlotte Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents, Louis W. Shols and Elizabeth Schade.4
     He moved to town with his parents between 1900 and 1910. He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.5 He appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Oak St., Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, in the household of his parents.15
     He and his brother were both shown as farmers, on their own farm, in the 1920 census. This may have been the family farm, as their father was shown as having no occupation. When he married a few months later he reported his occupation as owner and manager of a garage.15,1
     Ezra married Eva Henrietta Glabe, daughter of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, on 26 May 1920 in Chatsworth, Livingston Co., Illinois, with Rev. J. A. Giese, pastor of the Evangelical Church, officiating. His father had given his assent since he was a minor. She was the elder sister of the two sisters his first cousins William and Erasmus would marry serveral years later.11,12
     Ezra and Eva moved to Peoria after their marriage. By 1921 they were living at 510 N. Madison Ave.16
     Ezra and Eva moved to 309 E Virginia Ave. by 1926.17 The following year they moved to 343 Callender.18 They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 343 Callender, enumerated 7 Apr 1930, reporting they owned a home valued at $8,000, and owned a radio. Their two daughters were listed as living with them.2
     Ezra and Eva appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Peoria, Peoria Co., Illinois, at 343 Callender, enumerated 3 Apr 1940, reporting they owned a home valued at $6,000, and had lived in the same house in 1935. Their two daughters were listed as living with them.19
     He was an auto mechanic in Peoria, by 1921 for Ingram Motor Car Co. In 1925 he was a salesman for them but by the following year was again a mechanic and continued to work in their service department until about 1932.20,21,22
     He was working as a salesman for Smith Brothers, Inc., dealers in Packard and Nash motor cars, by 1933. After working for them a few years, about 1937 he became a foreman for Landis Motor Company, dealers in Nash and Lafeyette motor cars. The next year he was a salesman for J. T. Bower Motors, a Buick dealer.23
     By 1940 he was the owner of a used automobile dealership located at 110 W. Washington, East Peoria. That year he reported working 70 hours the last week of March, and 52 weeks the prior year.24,19
     By 1943 he was working as a shopman for R. G. LeTourneau, manufacturers of heavy construction equipment. By the following year he had returned to the automobile business, as a salesman for Jarvis Downtown Chevrolet. By 1948 he had left the automobile business and was a salesman for Commercial National Estate. Two years later he was again a salesman for J. T. Bower Motors.25
     Ezra and Eva returned to Chatsworth, in 1955.26
     Ezra died on 31 Jul 1971 at age 71.13,14 He was buried on 3 Aug 1971 in Chatsworth Cemetery, Chatsworth, Livingston Co..3

Children:
     Children with Eva Henrietta Glabe

Ezra and Eva's eldest daughter is believed to still be living.
  • Doris Elizabeth Shols2,19,3 (14 Feb 1926 - 5 Nov 2009)

Citations

  1. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 6091, Ezra L. Shols and Eva H. Glabe.
  2. [S8160] Ezra L. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  3. [S8163] Ezra L. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph.
  4. [S8157] Louis Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  5. [S8158] Louis Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  6. [S8157] Louis Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  7. [S8158] Louis Sholz household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  8. [S8157] Louis Shols household, 1900 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows month, year, age 1/12 and state.
  9. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 6091, Ezra L. Shols and Eva H. Glabe, shows age 21 at next birthday at marriage 24 May 1920, town, as Charlotte, and state.
  10. [S8163] Ezra L. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows date, and town, as Chatsworth.
  11. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 6091, Ezra L. Shols and Eva H. Glabe, shows date, town, county, state, and officant.
  12. [S8160] Ezra L. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows married.
  13. [S8163] Ezra L. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows date.
  14. [S8162] Eva H. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph, shows date.
  15. [S1886] Louis W. Shols household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  16. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1921, pg 959.
  17. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1926, pg 645.
  18. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1927, pg 656.
  19. [S8161] Ezra Shols household, 1940 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois.
  20. [S3473] Peoria City Directory, 1921, pg 959; 1925, pg 630; and 1926, pg 645.
  21. [S8160] Ezra L. Shols household, 1930 U.S. Census, Peoria Co., Illinois, shows occupation as service man, industry as garage.
  22. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1932, pg 545.
  23. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1933, pg 535, 542; 1937, pg 279, 435; and 1938, pg 67, 443.
  24. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1940, pg 526.
  25. [S3474] Polk's Peoria City Directory, 1943, pg 437; 1944, pg 441; 1948, pg 511; and 1950, pg 619.
  26. [S8162] Eva H. Shols obituary, The Pantagraph.