Iva Florence Deal

Iva Florence Deal

Female 1899 - 1982  (82 years)

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  • Name Iva Florence Deal 
    Born 13 Oct 1899  Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Apr 1982  Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Social Security Index: "Iva Thomas, b. 13 Oct 1899 d. Apr 1982, last residence: Livonia, Wayne, MI 48154, SSN 369-36-0920 Michigan (1953-1954)."

      Michigan Deaths, 1971-1996: "Iva F. Thomas, b. 13 Oct 1999, residence: Livonia, Wayne County, MI, d. 3 Apr 1982 Farmington Hills, Oakland County."
    Buried 07 Apr 1982  Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12903  Complete
    Last Modified 23 May 2012 

    Father Charles Deal,   b. 4 Jul 1866, Washington, Putnam County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1945, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Ruth Lavina Whittington,   b. 22 Aug 1871, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt. 1949, Prob. Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1890  Clay City, Clay County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941: "Ruth L. Whittington, age 19, father Jacob, mother Martha, & Charles Deal, b. Putnam County, father Daniel Deal, residence: Centre Point, m. 13 Apr 1890 Clay County, by Rviel."
    Notes 
    • Charles Deal was allowed to drink beer while he tended the vegetable garden, despite wife Ruth's strong objections to alcoholic beverages, because "drinking water while in a hot sun made him sick."

      In Indianapolis, Ruth Deal sometimes purchased a live chicken to cook. It was she, not husband Charles, who wrung the neck of the chicken strongly enough so that the head separated from the body, which then dropped to the ground and ran for a minute or so about the yard.

      Roy Richard Thomas July 2007
    Family ID F351  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roy Elmer Thomas,   b. 27 Sep 1898, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1982, Hospice of Southern Michigan, Southfield, Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1921  Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Roy Richard Thomas,   b. 1926, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 2020, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    +2. Living
    +3. Patricia Ann Thomas,   b. 24 Sep 1936, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 2002, Rossville, Walker County, Georgia, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    Last Modified 29 May 2011 
    Family ID F5779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 13 Oct 1899 - Brazil, Clay County, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Aug 1921 - Vincennes, Knox County, Indiana, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Apr 1982 - Botsford General Hospital, Farmington Hills, Oakland County, Michigan, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 07 Apr 1982 - Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    National Avenue, Brazil, Clay, IN 1908
    National Avenue, Brazil, Clay, IN 1908

    "The main street of Brazil is U.S. Highway 40, the historic National Road, which is referred to as National Avenue within Brazil."
    Hotel Davis, Brazil, Clay, IN 1908
    Hotel Davis, Brazil, Clay, IN 1908
    U.S. Post Office, Brazil, Clay, IN, built 1911
    U.S. Post Office, Brazil, Clay, IN, built 1911
    Davis block, Brazil, Clay, IN 1915
    Davis block, Brazil, Clay, IN 1915
    North Meridian Street School, Brazil, Clay, IN
    North Meridian Street School, Brazil, Clay, IN

    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982) may have attended this school before attending high school in Brazil, Indiana.
    Brazil, Clay, IN High School (Postcard, June 1917)
    Brazil, Clay, IN High School (Postcard, June 1917)

    Text printed on obverse: "Brazil High School, like many other Indiana schools, was designed by the Terre Haute architectural firm of Johnson, Miller, and Miller. It was built in 1916."

    Iva F. Deal (class of 1916 or 1917) and Thomas R. Payne (class of 1916) graduated from this high school. Iva was probably the first person in her immediate family to complete twelve years of schooling. She learned typing and shorthand and later worked as a stenographer at the headquarters of the American Legion. Thomas R. Payne developed his artistic talent and had a successful career as a commercial artist. The building was designed to house a "comprehensive high school," one that prepared students, especially the majority who would not attend college, for a beneficial role in American society.

    The classes of 1916-1917 attended during a period of change in secondary education in the United States. The changes in objectives, no longer the memorization of facts and the classics, were summarized in a thirty-two page report of a committee of the National Education Association and published in 1918 by the U.S. Bureau of Education.

    ["Selected Moments of the 20th Century; A Work in Progress," edited by Daniel Schugurensky, Department of Adult Education and Counselling Psychology, The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto (OISE/UT)]

    "Seven Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education.

    This year, after three years of work, the Commission of the Reorganization of Secondary Education, appointed by the National Education Association of the United States, submitted the report "Cardinal Principles of Secondary Education." For the purposes of this commission, secondary education was defined as applying to all pupils of approximately 12 to 18 years of age. This report, which was written at the height of the progressive education movement, would become one of the most influential education documents of the twentieth century.

    The commission identified seven main objectives of education: 1.Health; 2.Command of fundamental processes [reading, writing, mathematics]; 3.Worthy home membership; 4.Vocation; 5.Citizenship; 6. Worthy use of leisure; 7. Ethical character. . . ."

    Roy Richard Thomas May 2012
    Roy Elmer Thomas & Iva Florence Deal 1919
    Roy Elmer Thomas & Iva Florence Deal 1919
    Iva Florence Deal 1899-1982
    Iva Florence Deal 1899-1982

    Part of a photo taken probably in 1920, before her marriage to Roy Elmer Thomas on 2 Aug 1921.
    Iva Florence Deal young face
    Iva Florence Deal young face
    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982) 1920
    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982) 1920
    American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN
    American Legion Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN

    In 1930, Iva Florence Deal was a stenographer and her father, Charles Deal, was a night watchman in the west building. The building faces the memorial, four black granite columns topped by an golden eagle, to those who served in World War I.

    "The two American Legion buildings in the Sunken Garden define the east and west sides of the plaza at the north end. . . . The organizationís selection of Indianapolis for its national headquarters in 1919, the year the American Legion was formed, was the driving force behind the construction of the World War Memorial Plaza. Walker & Weeks designed the two Neo-Classical Revival American Legion headquarters buildings, placing them lengthwise within a sunken lawn area to emphasize the long axis of the entire plaza. Their plain Doric pilasters and restrained ornament make them subordinate to the main buildings visible from this location, the memorial and the public library. Although both were designed by the architects along with the 1923 master plan, the west building was built in 1925 and the larger east building not until 1950, using the original exterior plans and elevations drawn in 1923."
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    Roy Elmer Thomas, Iva Florence Thomas, Patricia Ann Thomas 10 Jun 1955
    Roy Elmer Thomas, Iva Florence Thomas, Patricia Ann Thomas 10 Jun 1955

    This photo was taken on the wedding day of Charles Robert Thomas and Carole Ann Burkheiser.
    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982)
    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982)

    Photo taken Jun 1955.
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    Iva Florence Deal face
    Iva Florence Deal face
    Iva & Roy Thomas, music for a wedding reception
    Iva & Roy Thomas, music for a wedding reception
    Roy E. & Iva F. Thomas home, Livonia MI
    Roy E. & Iva F. Thomas home, Livonia MI

    Their rented home was on the property of and adjacent to the Thomas Wedding Cake store
    Roy Elmer Thomas and Iva Florence Deal 2 Aug 1971
    Roy Elmer Thomas and Iva Florence Deal 2 Aug 1971

    On their 50th Wedding Anniversary, they cut the cake made and decorated by Roy Elmer Thomas himself.
    Roy Elmer Thomas (1898-1982) & Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982), 2 Aug 1971
    Roy Elmer Thomas (1898-1982) & Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982), 2 Aug 1971

    Documents
    Roy Elmer Thomas (1898-1982) & Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982) marriage license 1921
    Roy Elmer Thomas (1898-1982) & Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982) marriage license 1921

    "Certified copy of marriage license"

    Headstones
    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982)
    Iva Florence Deal (1899-1982)

    Find-A-Grave:

    Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville, Wayne County, Michigan, U.S.A.