Rufus Julian

Son of Samuel Julian and Jane Grissom

Ruffie Julian is listed on first page of the Orphan’s Home book, listing Jane Julian as his mother.  The first page is not dated, however the Orphanage opened in March 1882. At the bottom of the first page the date starts 1 Jan 1883. So I believe the children listed above that date are those present in December 1882 when Ed and Malinda Meece took charge of the Orphans Home.

I do not find anyone with the surname Julian living in the County Poor Asylum on the 1880 census. Some of the children, listed as Pauper, living in the County Poor Asylum on the 1880 census are entered on the first page of the Orphans Home register.

I believe Rufus Julian had no idea of his actual year of birth. In April 1891 the matron lists him as age 7 years, born Lynnville. This is the first notation of his age and place of birth. Rufus Julian gives his date of birth as 4 April 1884 on various legal documents throughout his life. When he registered for the World War II draft he listed 4 April 1894.

SOURCES:
Register of the Inmates of the Orphans’Home Warrick County, Indiana
Articles of Apprenticeship page 202 Rufus Julian Bound out to William F. Fark

Year: 1900; Census Place: Lane, Warrick, Indiana; Page: 3; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1240411
William F Farr 35 [actual surname Fark]
Maryindia Farr 34
Fredrick Farr 84
Rufus Julian 16 April 1884 [adopted son]

Year: 1910; Census Place: Lane, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: T624_386; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0169; FHL microfilm: 1374399
William F Fark 47
Mary J Fark 45
Rufus Julian 26 [single; hired man]

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Rufus Julian
Race: White
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1884
Street address: 2 R F D.
Residence Place: Warrick, Indiana, USA
Relative: William Fark

Year: 1920; Census Place: Lane, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: T625_473; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 179
Ruffus Julian 35 [single]

Year: 1930; Census Place: Lane, Warrick, Indiana; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0014; FHL microfilm: 2340372
Ruffes Julian 45 [single]

Year: 1940; Census Place: Lane, Warrick, Indiana; Roll: m-t0627-01107; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 87-14
Mary I Fark 73
Rufus Julian 56 [adopted son]

U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
Name: Rufus Julian
Gender: Male; Race: White; Birth Date: 8 Apr 1884
Birth Place: Lynnville WA, Indiana
Father: Samuel Julian
Mother: Janie Grissom
SSN: 306421990
Notes: Dec 1957: Name listed as RUFUS JULIAN

Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011
Name: Rufus Julian
Gender: Male; Race: White; Age: 75
Marital status: Never Married (Single)
Birth Date: 4 Apr 1884
Birth Place: Lynville, Indiana
Death Date: 1 Jan 1960
Death Place: Huntingburg, Dubois, Indiana, USA
Father: Sam Julian
Mother: Jane Julian [nee Grissom]

Obituaries:
“William F. Fark” Boonville Enquirer. 18 August 1939
“Rufus Julian” Sunday Courier and Press. 3 January 1960
“Rufus Julian” The Herald. 2 January 1960
“Mary Fark” Evansville Courier. 29 January 1964

Rufus Julian is buried in Log Creek Cemetery Pike Co., IN. His name is inscribed on the marker with William F. Fark and Mary India Fark.

Rufus Julian

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