A Family History of Jeremy Patrick
(Great Grandparents of Jeremy Patrick Toomey)
Orville Charles Secrist and Florence P Hunt
Orville Charles Secrist, son of William Ickes Secrist and Cora Mae Smith, was born on 18 Jan 1887 in Johnsonburg, Elk, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Oct 1943 in Los Angeles County, California at age 56.
Orville married Florence P Hunt, daughter of (first name unknown) Hunt and Anna M Perry, on 17 Sep 1907 in Youngstown, Mahoning, Ohio. Florence was born on 30 May 1886 in Oil City, Venango, Pennsylvania and died on 3 Jan 1967 in Los Angeles County, California at age 80.
They had two children:
William Karl Secrist was born on 28 Oct 1908 in Wampum, Lawrence, Pennsylvania and died on 7 Sep 1963 in Rochester, Oakland, Michigan at age 54.
William married Vera (last name unknown). Vera was born on 27 Feb 1909 and died in Dec 1993 in Michigan at age 84. They had one daughter: Debby.
Richard Hunt Secrist was born on 27 Sep 1913 in Denver, Denver, Colorado and died on 17 Jul 1974 in Los Angeles County, California at age 60.
Richard married Ava Eleanor Rogers, daughter of Patrick Henry Rogers and Cora E Pattee. Ava was born on 31 Mar 1916 in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts. They had two children: Jodie Ann and Lorilee.
For more information on Richard Hunt Secrist and Ava Eleanor Rogers and their children click on Richard Hunt Secrist link above.
Orville deserted Florence and their two children sometime in the 1920's for a woman named Hazel whom he later married.
In 1930 Florence married Harold Leslie Knapp, son of Joseph and Catherine Knapp, in Los Angeles County, California. Harold was born 27 Sep 1889 in Manitoba, Canada and died 4 Jun 1961 in Los Angeles County, California.
Records for Orville Charles Secrist and Florence Hunt
1910 census (actual
Orville C Secrist age 23 born in Pennsylvania - telegraph operator RR
Florence H Secrist age 23 born in Pennsylvania
William K Secrist age 1 born in Pennsylvania
Denver Ward 13, Denver, Colorado; Roll: T624_117; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 165; Image: 65.
1920 census (actual image)
Orville C Secrist age 33 born in Pennsylvania - telegraph operator
Florence H Secrist age 33 born in Pennsylvania
William K Secrist age 11 born in Pennsylvania
Richard O Secrist age 6
Los Angeles Assembly District 72, Los Angeles, California; Roll: T625_113; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 369; Image: 408.
1930 census (actual image)
J Crawford Cunningham age 74 born in Pennsylvania
Anna M Cunningham age 69 born in Pennsylvania
step-daughter Florence H Secrist widow age 42 born in Pennsylvania - saleslady dry goods
step-grandson William K Secrist age 21 born in Pennsylvania
step-grandson Richard Secrist age 16 born in Colorado
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 149; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 451; Image: 684.0.
1930 census (actual
Orville Secrist age 41 born in Pennsylvania - bakery salesman
Hazel Secrist age 29 born in Pennsylvania
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California; Roll: 154; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 566; Image: 334.0.
Registration Card (actual
Name: Orville Charles Secrist City: Denver County: Denver State: Colorado Birthplace: Pennsylvania; United States of America Birth Date: 18 Jan 1887 Race: Caucasian (White) Roll: 1561841 Draft Board: 4
Name: SECRIST, ORVILLE CHARLES Social Security #:568014065 Sex: MALE Birth Date:18 Jan 1890 Birthplace: PENNSYLVANIA Death Date:7 Oct 1943 Death Place: LOS ANGELES Mother's Maiden Name: SMITH Father's Surname: ICKES
Name: KNAPP, FLORENCE H Social Security #:564120693 Sex: FEMALE Birth Date:30 May 1886 Birthplace: PENNSYLVANIA Death Date:3 Jan 1967 Death Place: LOS ANGELES Mother's Maiden Name: PERRY