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Herbert Francis Carey

Herbert Francis Carey

Male 1911 - 1981  (70 years)

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  • Name Herbert Francis Carey 
    Birth 5 Feb 1911  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 31 Jul 1981  Daviess, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10432  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2016 

    Family 1 Anna Elizabeth Price,   b. 20 Jan 1912   d. 23 Oct 2013 (Age 101 years) 
    Marriage 9 Dec 1933 
     1. Robert Carey
     2. George Carey
     3. Janet Marilyn Carey
    Family ID F14479  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2023 

    Family 2 June K Hollis,   b. 3 Jun 1918   d. 8 Sep 2014 (Age 96 years) 
    Marriage 13 Nov 1943 
     1. R.D. Carey
     2. Darrin Carey
     3. S.A. Carey
    Family ID F14478  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2023 

    Family 3 Mary Kathryn Byrd,   b. 10 Jul 1927, Knox, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 16 Feb 2013 (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage 14 Nov 1968  Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. S.J. Carey, 42 CM-P
     2. D. Carey, 21 CM-P
    Family ID F3580  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 3 Feb 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Name: Herbert F. Carey Gender: Male Race: White Age: 70 Birth Date: 5 Feb 1911 Birth Place: Indiana Death Date: 31 Jul 1981 Death Place: Washington, Daviess, Indiana, USA Marital Status: Married Spouse: Mary K. Carey Father: Jack Carey Mother: Mary Helman

      Herbert Francis "Herb" Carey Birth: Feb. 5, 1911 Lafayette Tippecanoe County Indiana, USA Death: Jul. 31, 1981 Washington Daviess County Indiana, USA He married Elizabeth Price December 9th, 1933. They had three children, Robert George Carey, Janet Marilyn Carey & Herbert Lee Carey who was stillborn. Herb & Elizabeth divorced November 1943 in Lima, Ohio. His second marriage was to June Hollis on November 13, 1943 in Marion County Indiana. They had two sons, Richard & Darrin, and two daughters, Sandra & Sue Ann. His third marriage was to Mary Kathryn Byrd on November 14, 1968 in Marion County Indiana. In the 1930's Herb owned & operated a touring Daredevil show. He was doing what made Evel Knievel famous years before Evel was known. He did shows in Ohio, Indiana & Illinois that we know of. I have books of photos and newspaper clippings about his show. Herb lived in Lafayette Indiana, Danville Illinois, Lima Ohio, Indianapolis Indiana, Plainfield, Indiana and Wheatland Indiana. After he and Elizabeth divorced in 1943, we only saw him a couple of times afterwards. He made an appearance in the 1960's and again about a year before his death. He was separated from Mary Kathryn Byrd at that time and briefly stayed with his first born son Robert and wife Kathy. I'm his first born grandson and only met him twice. The first time I was too young to remember and the second time was just for a few hours one afternoon about 1980. I never really knew him so I have no opinion on whether he was good, bad or indifferent. I only have one side of his story which is not enough for me to form an opinion. I'd love to hear what his other two wives have to say about him but if they're as bitter as my grandmother was about Herb jilting her, I'd guess I'd only get a slightly different version of the same story grandma told. lol Herb had a sister, Mary Frances Elizabeth "Helman" Kyger-Overmier and a half-brother, Edward Yeager. Nobody knows exactly when Frances died or where she's buried. I've personally visited the known graves of the rest of Herb's ancestors including his grandparents, mother, aunts & uncles. I have a complete genealogical portfolio on Herb from birth to 1943 as well as a complete portfolio on his mother, aunts, uncles and grandparents going clear back into Belgium & the Netherlands in the early 1800's. If you're one of Herb's children or grandchildren I'd gladly give you a copy in exchange for information about chapter 2 of his life. I have no grudges or ill feelings and don't want anything from you other than to swap information. I have numerous photos of him and the Helman family that I'd gladly give you copies of and I'd love to see some photos of him from the years after he and my grandmother divorced. He's still the biological grandfather of two girls and three boys in West Central Indiana even though he never came around during our youth. However, he is your father/grandfather too and you knew him better than anyone alive here did and we respect that. Family links: Parents: Mary E Helman Gillespie (1886 - 1965) Spouses: June K Hollis Carey (1918 - 2014) Elizabeth Price Keller (1912 - 2013)* Children: Herbert Lee Carey (1939 - 1939)* Siblings: Edward John Yeager (1906 - 1972)* Herbert Francis Carey (1911 - 1981) Mary Frances Carey Overmier (1913 - ____)* *Calculated relationship Burial: Wheatland Cemetery Wheatland Knox County Indiana, USA Plot: Lot 36A Maintained by: Russ Nixon Originally Created by: Viet Vet Record added: Sep 03, 2009 Find A Grave Memorial# 41503672