Monday, May 4, 2009

Edward Potter Inman & Cleo Olive Norris

  Edward Potter Inman was born 23 April 1893 in Appanoose County, Iowa, son of Alexander Inman and Laura Hattie Johnson, married first 28 November 1917 Cleo Olive Norris, died 4 May 1979 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa.    Cleo Olive Norris was born 29 July 1896 in Appanoose County, Iowa, daughter of Lewis J. Norris and Minnie Crist, died 11 February 1947 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, Lincoln Township, Appanoose County, Iowa

  To this union were born seven sons:

  (1) Earnest Lazelle Inman was born 24 December 1918 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married 15 August 1937 Ruth Irene Bland, died 2 October 1948 in Appanoose County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  Ruth Irene Bland was born 17 January 1918 in Missouri, daughter of Edwin William Bland and Leah Hope Howard, died 2 March 1997 in Gillette, Campbell County, Wyoming, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  Two children were born of this marriage: Richard Lazelle Inman and Cleo (Jerri) Irene Inman.
  (2) Byron Norris Inman was born 6 April 1920 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married 1 January 1945 Norma Bales, died 1 January 2002 at the Seymour Care Center, Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa, and was buried in Southlawn Cemetery, Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa.  Norma Bales was born 10 April 1924, daughter of Charles Bales and Beola Burkhiser, died 11 July 1997 at University Hospitals in Iowa City, Iowa, and was buried in the Southlawn Cemetery in Seymour, Iowa.  Two children were born of this marriage: Dixie Inman and Charles Inman.
  (3) Ralph Wendall Inman was born 10 October 1922 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married 12 October 1947 Carolyn Rupalo at the Jerome Methodist Church, died 30 March 2005 in Seymour, Wayne County, Iowa, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery.  Two children were born of this marriage: Dennis Inman and Diane Inman.
  (4) Milfred Duane Inman was born 7 December 1924 in Appanoose County, Iowa, married 24 April 1949 Margaret L. Hughes, died 8 May 2003 in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa.
  (5) Arthur Erwin Inman was born 26 April 1928 in Numa, Appanoose County, Iowa, married 26 December 1948 Marjorie McElvain in the Jerome Methodist Church in Jerome, Iowa, and died 30 October 2004 while living in Littleton, Jefferson County, Colorado.
  (6) Kenneth Inman - Living.
  (7) Donald Inman - Living.
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  About four years after the death of Cleo Olive Norris Inman in 1947, Edward went to Tennessee to visit his boyhood sweetheart Mattie Tishaw.  Her husband had died and Edward brought her back to Iowa.  They were married on 20 August 1951 on the lawn of his farm home between Jerome and Numa. The Rev. M. R. Gonzalez of the Jerome Methodist Church performed the ceremony.

Inman-Tishaw Wedding Day - 20 August 1951
Byron Inman, Edward Inman, Rev. M. R. Gonzalez, 
Mattie (Tishaw) Inman, Norma (Bales) Inman.
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  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution to The Jerome Journal of the above photographs and information on Edward P. Inman's second marriage by Richard Inman of Hamilton, Ohio. 

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