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VENERABLE John Ross

VENERABLE John Ross

Male 1880 - 1967  (87 years)Deceased

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  • Name  VENERABLE John Ross 
    Born  26 Jan 1880  , Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Gender  Male 
    1880 US Federal Census  21 Jun 1880  Hardison, Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    1880 US Federal Census for Hardison, Logan, KY - Page 84
    1880 US Federal Census for Hardison, Logan, KY - Page 84
    1900 US Federal Census  23 Jun 1900  Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1900 US Federal Census for Lewisburg, Logan, KY - Page 16A
    1900 US Federal Census for Lewisburg, Logan, KY - Page 16A
    1910 US Federal Census  21 Apr 1910  Livermore, Mclean, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    1910 US Federal Census for Livermore, McLean, KY - Page 4B
    1910 US Federal Census for Livermore, McLean, KY - Page 4B
    Occupation  Sep 1918  Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    salesman for Singer serger sewing machines 
    WWI Draft Registration  12 Sep 1918  Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • It is interesting to note that the name on the card is Johnnie Ross Venable, but he signed it as Johnny Ross Venerable. It's no wonder there is confusion between the Venable & Venerable surnames
    WWI Draft Registration Card of John Ross Venerable
    WWI Draft Registration Card of John Ross Venerable
    1920 US Federal Census  5 Jan 1920  Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    1920 US Federal Census for West Court House, Muhlenberg, KY - Page 2B
    1920 US Federal Census for West Court House, Muhlenberg, KY - Page 2B
    Residence  Nov 1926  Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    2116 N Orange Ave 
    1930 US Federal Census  24 Apr 1930  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    1930 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, IL - Page 25B
    1930 US Federal Census for Chicago, Cook, IL - Page 25B
    Physical Description  Apr 1942  [6
    6' tall and weighing 190 lbs 
    • He had blue eyes, gray hair, and a light complexion.
    Membership  Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Masonic Lodge 
    Occupation  Apr 1942  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    employee of the US Government at the University of Chicago 
    • His employer was located at 5750 Ellis Ave.
    Residence  Apr 1942  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    5479 S Dorchester Ave 
    WWII Draft Registration  27 Apr 1942  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    WWII Draft Registration Card of John Ross Venerable
    WWII Draft Registration Card of John Ross Venerable
    WWII Draft Registration Card of John Ross Venerable
    WWII Draft Registration Card of John Ross Venerable
    Soc Sec Num  Bef 1951  , , Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    354-05-2198 
    • His last residence is listed as Aurora, Arapahoe, CO (zip code 80010).
    Moved  1953  Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation  carpenter  [4
    Died  15 Dec 1967  Aurora, Adams/Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age  87 years 
    Buried  Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Section 3, Lot 39, Block 36
    Grave of John Ross Venerable at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO
    Grave of John Ross Venerable at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO
    Grave of John Ross Venerable at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO
    Grave of John Ross Venerable at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO
    Grave of John Ross Venerable at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO
    Grave of John Ross Venerable at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, CO
    Person ID  I2696  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2012 

    Father  VENABLE James Madison,   b. 4 Jun 1847, , Bath, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1932, City Hospital, Owensboro, Daviess, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 84 years 
    Mother  FITZHUGH Elizabeth Ann,   b. 6 Mar 1847, Lexington, Fayette, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1907  Age: 60 years 
    Married  11 Nov 1866  Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F991  Group Sheet

    Family 1  MULLEN Elizabeth Victoria,   b. 1 Jun 1882, Stewart, Mercer, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1935, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 52 years 
    Married  8 May 1899  Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 11, 12
    Children 
     1. VENERABLE Leslie James,   b. Dec 1899, , , Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1952, Aurora, Adams/Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: ~ 52 years
     2. VENERABLE William H.,   b. 8 Feb 1905, Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1982, Salem, Caldwell/Dent/Lewis, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 77 years
     3. VENERABLE Clifton Ross, Sr.,   b. 27 Jul 1907, Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1985, Aurora, Adams/Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 78 years
     4. VENERABLE Delmar,   b. Abt Sep 1909, , , Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920  Age: ~ 10 years
     5. VENERABLE Leonard Dowell,   b. 16 Nov 1914, Russellville, Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1987, Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 72 years
     6. VENERABLE Mary Louise,   b. 21 Mar 1917, , Logan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1926, Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 9 years
     7. VENERABLE Nellie V.
     8. VENERABLE Pauline,   b. 14 Apr 1922, Luzerne, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1960, Aurora, Adams/Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 38 years
     9. VENERABLE George Richard,   b. 17 Sep 1924, Madisonville, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Feb 1983, Thornton, Adams, Colorado, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 58 years
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F982  Group Sheet

    Family 2  VOYLES Blanche E.,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  15 Jan 1937  Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F11125  Group Sheet

    Family 3  ? Laura,   b. Abt 1883,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F983  Group Sheet

    Family 4  ? Bessie,   b. Abt 1883,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 
    J.R. and Bessie Venerable
    J.R. and Bessie Venerable
    Last Modified  28 Dec 2012 
    Family ID  F984  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 26 Jan 1880 - , Logan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Federal Census - 21 Jun 1880 - Hardison, Logan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 May 1899 - Springfield, Robertson, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Federal Census - 23 Jun 1900 - Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Federal Census - 21 Apr 1910 - Livermore, Mclean, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - salesman for Singer serger sewing machines - Sep 1918 - Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWWI Draft Registration - 12 Sep 1918 - Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 US Federal Census - 5 Jan 1920 - Central City, Muhlenberg, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2116 N Orange Ave - Nov 1926 - Orlando, Orange, Florida, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 US Federal Census - 24 Apr 1930 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1937 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMembership - Masonic Lodge - - Morgantown, Butler, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - employee of the US Government at the University of Chicago - Apr 1942 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 5479 S Dorchester Ave - Apr 1942 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsWWII Draft Registration - 27 Apr 1942 - Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSoc Sec Num - 354-05-2198 - Bef 1951 - , , Illinois, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - 1953 - Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1967 - Aurora, Adams/Arapahoe, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver, Colorado, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    J.R. Venerable
    J.R. Venerable
    Clifton Ross Venerable with his father, John Ross Venerable
    John Ross Venerable with his son, Clifton Ross Venerable

  • Notes 
    • John spent winters in Florida in bewteen 1920 and 1930. He lived and worked as a Police Officer in Orlando, Florida in about 1924. This occupation as a Police Officer may have been a story, as it has never been able to be validated.

      After Elizabeth died, John married several more times. The names of these wives has not yet been verified. One was Bessie (see picture).

      It was also known that J.R. had a girlfriend named "Mrs. Stanton". She was near 30, with two small children. He was in his 70s. He spent a lot of evenings at Mrs. Stanton's home. One time Mrs. Stanton was said to have told another family member that J.R. was wearing her out, as she had never met a man with such stamina.

      John Ross would date his girlfriend when his wife was still alive. He would pick up his girlfriend, and make his wife, Lizzie, sit in the back seat of the car.

  • Sources 
    1. [S339] 1880 US Federal Census for Logan Co., KY, KY, Logan County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 1999), T9, roll 429, Hardison, enumeration district (ED) 171, p. 84, dwelling 272, family 272, John R. Venerable, accessed 11 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 11 May 2009.

    2. [S89] 1900 US Federal Census for Logan Co., KY, KY, Logan County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2004), T623, roll 539, Lewisburg, enumeration district (ED) 47, p. 16A, dwelling 287, family 288, Ross Venable, accessed 11 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 11 May 2009.

    3. [S90] Venable Family Bible, (Photocopy Shellie Karol-Chik Aurora CO), Line 8 (Reliability: 3), 23 Apr 2010.
      Text reads:
      Name: JOHNIE R. VENERABLE
      Place of Birth: LOGAN CO.
      Date of Birth: JAN 266, 1880
      Date of Marriage: MAY 8, 1899
      Date of Death:

    4. [S349] KY State Birth Certificate, Kentucky Division of Vital Statistics, birth certificate 43904 (1919), Nellie V. Venerable (Reliability: 4), 23 Apr 2010.

    5. [S100] Social Security Death Index, Social Security Administration, (\i Ancestry.com\i0  (www.ancestry.com : Apr 2010)), entry for John Venerable, 1967, SS no. 354-05-2198, accessed 23 Apr 2010 (Reliability: 3), 23 Apr 2010.

    6. [S219] WW2 Draft Registration Cards 1942, (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . www.ancestry.com : 2007.), (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Apr 2010), John Ross Venerable, serial no. 1848, Chicago, Cook Co., IL; Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. (Reliability: 3), 24 Apr 2010.

    7. [S125] WW1 Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918, (\i Ancestry.com\i0 . www.ancestry.com : 2005.), (www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 Apr 2010), Johnnie Ross Venable, Butler County, KY; Selective Service Registration Cards, World War II: Fourth Registration. (Reliability: 3), 24 Apr 2010.

    8. [S340] 1910 US Federal Census for McLean Co., KY, KY, McLean County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006), T624, roll 494, Livermore, enumeration district (ED) 105, p. 4B, dwelling 91, family 98, Ross Venerable, accessed 11 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 11 May 2009.

    9. [S341] 1920 US Federal Census for Muhlenberg Co., KY, KY, Muhlenberg County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2005), T625, roll T625_593, West Court House, enumeration district (ED) 96, p. 2B, dwelling 36, family 37, Johnie R. Venerable, accessed 11 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 11 May 2009.

    10. [S92] 1930 US Federal Census for Cook Co., IL, IL, Cook County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 422, Chicago, enumeration district (ED) 187, p. 25B, dwelling 72, family 474, John R. Venerable, accessed 11 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 11 May 2009.

    11. [S92] 1930 US Federal Census for Cook Co., IL, IL, Cook County, (www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), T626, roll 422, Chicago, enumeration district (ED) 187, p. 25B, dwelling 72, family 474, Lizzie V. Venerable, accessed 11 May 2009 (Reliability: 4), 11 May 2009.

    12. [S93] IL State Death Certificate, Illinois Department of Public Health's Division of Vital Statistics, death certificate 13745 (1933), Elizabeth V. Venerable (Reliability: 3), 23 Apr 2010.