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His CV & John Thomas Force
Claudia Mabel Teufel & Katharine Camilla Force
Charles C. Force & family

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Charles Force's Background Data - 3
Thomas Whitfield Force, his wife Emma, son Ernest & daughter Ada

Thomas Whitfield FORCE (27/8/1852 Martin County, IN - 31/12/1911 Martin County, IN)
= (10/4/1882) Emma Lena SCHWEY (21/12/1854 New Albany, IN - 1936 Bloomington, IN)

From typewritten obit,

Shoals Library records: Force, Thomas W. d. Jan 1912 at age 59.
son of Charles & Elizabeth Force. b. on the old Force farm homestead 27 Aug 1852. m. 10 Apr 1882 to Miss Emma L. Schwey. Had 6 children, 5 survive. Mrs. Adah Baker, Herman, Ernest, Carl & Gleta Force. 1 bro. Seth Force. 2 sisters Mrs. Mason Sherman, Mrs John M. Brown, Buried at Reily cem.

Obit from newspaper clipping (unidentified) at Shoals:

Thomas Force, one of Martin County's wealthiest farmers and one of its best known citizens, died Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home about three miles southeast of Loogootee, at the age of 59 years, he having been born on a farm in south Center township, Martin county, August 27, 1852. His death was due to paralysis of the brain. Although he had not been in good health for some time, he visited Loogootee Saturday and told that he was feeling better than common.

He was married April 10, 1882, to Miss Emma L. Schwey and to this union six children were born--Mrs. Adah Baker, and Herman, Ernest, Carl, Gleda and Lena Force, the latter having died some time since. Besides the widow and children he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Brown and Mrs. Mason Sherman, and one brother, Seth C. Force, all of Loogootee. One sister, Mrs. Anna Toliver, is dead. Two grandchildren, John Thomas and Katherine Force, also survive.

In 1888 Mr. Force was elected township trustee on the reupblican ticket and held the office for seven years at which time he resigned. In 1904 he was elected as representative of Martin and Orange counties on the republican ticket and served in the sixth-fourth general assembly. He was a member of the Christian church and belonged to the Masonic lodge. Funeral services were held at the home at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Burial at Riley cemetery.

Obit clipping from Shoals Library: Mrs. Emma Force, 81, Dies of Heart Attack (Oct. 1936) Mrs. Emma Force, 81, well known Loogootee woman, formerly of Center Township, died of a heart attack early Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ada Baker at Bloomington. She was the widow of the late Thomas W. Force who was a prominent farmer of South Center Township. Mrs. Force had been in fair health and had gone to Bloomington for a visit with her daughter. The sudden heart attack came without warning. Mrs. Force was a native of this state. She is survived by a brother, Edward Schwey, of Oil City, Pa., and five children: Mrs. Ada Baker of Bloomington; Mrs. C. P. Coleman, of New Albany; Herman Force of Franklin; Ernest Force of Gary and Carl Force of Halbert Township. The body has been returned to Loogootee where the funeral will be held from the Norris funeral home this afternoon with interment at Good Will cemetery.

Adah Ursula FORCE (27/1/1884 Martin Co, IN - 2/5/1938 Shoals, IN)
= (29/4/1908) Everett BAKER - 1936 Bloomington, IN)

Obit - Shoals News, 5/6/1938

Heart Attack Proves Fatal - Mrs. Ada U. Baker, 53, Dies While On Visit Here

Impressive rites were held yesterday afternoon at the Christian church here for Mrs. Ada U. Baker, 53, widow of Everett Baker who died Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs. John T. Morris of Shoals.

She lived in Bloomington about ten years, being in business in the Baker-Owens electric and welding shop. She came here to attend the commencement services of the Shoals High School, and suffered a heart attack Sunday night.

The deceased was born January 27, 1884, to Thomas W. and Emma (Schwey) Force. She was married to Mr. Baker April 29, 1908, and he died in September 1936.

Mrs. Baker was a member of the Bloomington First Christian church, the Eastern Star, legion Auxiliary and home economics club in that city.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Charles Poucher Coleman, of New Albany; three brothers, Carl, of Shoals, Ernest, of Gary, and Herman Force of Franklin. Burial was made in the Trinity Springs cemetery.

Ernest W. FORCE (17/7/1888 - 10/11/1939 Gary, IN) = Alice MOORE

From Catherine Lang's genealogy: "It is interesting to note that Ernest Force was the first of this Force family to graduate from Indiana University. He majored in law.

During the latter part of World War I, he joined the air corps and learned to fly an airplane and a time or two, flew over the Force farm. He practiced law in Gary, Indiana until his death.

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