Alma Cummings Voyles

daughter of John Cummings and May Coons
adopted daughter of David G. Voyles and Hannah J. Balderback
Born: 30 September 1883 IN
Died: 28 May 1952 Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
Married: 1] 21 October 1916 Vanderburgh Co., IN Book 64, page 223
son of William M. Parr and Mary Jane Greenwell
Born: 31 January 1882 KY
Died: 14 August 1944 Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery Vanderburgh Co., IN


1. June Gibson Parr
b. 18 September 1917 Spencer Co., IN
d. 19 September 1917 Spencer Co., IN
2. Maurice Parr
b. 4 November 1918 Spencer Co., IN
d. 6 November 1918 Spencer Co., IN
3. Parvin LeRoy Parr
b. 1 March 1920 Spencer Co., IN
d. 5 March 1920 Spencer Co., IN
4. Ruth E. Parr + 1] Mr.Robinson
+ 2] Melvin Glenn Sluder
b. 15 March 1922 Spencer Co., IN
d. 8 September 2013 Vanderburgh Co., IN
5. Clara Agnes Parr
b. 15 March 1922 Spencer Co., IN
d. no death date found – never listed in census
6. James Howard Parr
b. 21 July 1923 Spencer Co., IN
d. 18 September 1923 Vanderburgh Co., IN

Married: 2] 15 February 1945 Vanderburgh Co., IN Book 126, page 257
son of Morgan Brown and Rosa Eberhardt
Born: 27 February 1877 Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY
Died: 5 January 1952 Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN
Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery

They had no issue.

Warrick Co., IN Orphans Home records lists a May Commons as the mother of Wesley Commons and Alma Commons. Surname also listed as Camens and Cummings. Alma listed John Cummings as her father on her second marriage record. She listed the Voyles’ as her parents for her first marriage.

I have not been able to find what happened to Alma’s father, but her mother remarried a James M. Decker 2 July 1884 in Warrick County, Indiana.

“Alma Cummings” Boonville Standard, issue 9 March 1892
Articles of Apprenticeship, 1831-1907 pages 171 and 172
“Alma Voyles” Rockport Democrat, issue 27 October 1916
Rockport Democrat, issue June 29, 1917 store burning

“David G. Voyles” Evansville Courier, issue 12 July 1915
“Hannah Voyles” Rockport Democrat, issue 4 August 1916
“Edward Parr” Evansville Courier, issue 15 August 1944
“Alma Parr Brown” Evansville Courier, issue 30 May 1952

Alma Cummings Voyles

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