Information supplied prior to 20 June 2009:

Stella Mae Downy b: 14 June 1927 d: 26 Nov 2002

bio mother: Cordie Downy (William Franklin Arbuckle’s brother’s wife Sara’s sister)

bio father: brother of William Franklin Arbuckle b: 10 Mar 1885 or 1888 (war records give two different birth years)

Adopted father: William Franklin Arbuckle b 10 Mar 1885/1888

Adopted mother: Bertha Lee Carlisle

“Sara’s sister came to visit and got pregnant with Sara’s husband.”

For six years, Stella lived with Bertha’s parents.  When State took Stella away, “old man Carlisle” went out back and shot himself.


Records found today:

1930 Census Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana

Bertha L. Arbuckle, age 35, age 18 when married, IN/IN/KY, Press Operator, Shirt Factory

William F Arbuckle, age 42, age 35 when married, KY/IN/KY, Machinest, General Auto Repair

Social Security Death Index Jeffersonville, Clark, Indiana

Sarah Arbuckle b: 25 May 1906 d: April 1984

1930 Census Jefferson, Clark, Indiana

Alexander Carlisle, age 64 IN/GA/IN

Wife – Dora C, age 58, KY/United States/TN

Daughter – Stella, age 17, IN/IN/KY

Possibly says “adopted” – Stella M, age 2 9/12

1930 Census St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota

(wife) Cordie Downey, 1892, IL/IL/IL

(head) Peter IL/IL/IL Engineer Steam Railroad

6 children:

1- Clifton, age 17

2- Delores, age 16

3- Berniece, age 14

4- Berdine, age 14

5- Francis, age 11

6- Phyllis, age 5

Minnesota Death Archive Record Ramsey, Minnesota

Cordie Ethel Downey

b: 17 Aug 1891 d: 22 Feb 1985

Another possible connection:

1930 Census (4/25/1930) Shavvsvick, Lawrence, Indiana

(wife) Sarah J Arbuckle abt 1908 KY/KY/KY

(head) George T Arbuckle KY/KY/KY

daughter – Mertie M Arbuckle, age 5

son- James W. Arbuckle, age 1 11/12

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