David Addison Appleby
Louisa J. Porter
Husband: David Addison APPLEBY
Birth: 30 Jul 1841 Place: Greene Co. Missouri
Death: 20 Feb 1923 Place: Veteran's Hospital; Leavenworth, Kansas
Burial: National Cemetery; Springfield, Missouri
Father: James Newton APPLEBY (1819-1889)
Mother: Susan THORNBURG (1822-1852)
First Wife, Martha (Mattie) Dysart
born 1855; died 1 May 1884
died: Golden City, Barton Co. Missouri
One Son Franklin Appleby,
born 4 July 1875 Missouri
died ca. 1930's
wife: Annie; daughter: Veda
27 Jan 1886 Place: Ash Grove, Missouri
Wife: Louisa (Lucy) J. PORTER
Birth: Sep 1851 Place: Tennessee
Death: About 1925 Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Other Spouses Married 3 - 5 times
1. M Child: Edgar Hamilton APPLEBY
Birth: 15 Jan 1887
Springfield, Greene Co. Missouri
Death: 6 Jan 1956 Place: Veteran's Hospital;
Buried: Shawnee, Oklahoma
Occupation: Railroad Yardmaster
Spouse: Ophelia FERRELL
Marriage: 15 Aug 1908 Place:
Springfield, Greene Co. Missouri
One child: Eloise Appleby
2. M Child: Infant Son APPLEBY
Birth: 1890 Place: Greene Co. Missouri
Death: 25 Jun 1890
Place: Springfield, Greene Co. Missouri
3. M Child: David Percy APPLEBY
Birth: 9 Jul 1891 Place: Greene Co. Missouri
Death: 15 Oct 1925 Place: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Buried: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Spouse: Rosalie MILLS
Marriage: 1923 Place: Tulsa, Oklahoma
4. M Child: Melvin Porter APPLEBY
Birth: 17 Apr 1892 Place: Greene Co. Missouri
Death: 29 Apr 1972 Place: St. John's Hospital; Tulsa, Oklahoma
Buried: Memorial Park; Tulsa, Oklahoma
Occupation: Oil industry
Spouse: Madeleine Ona WEAR
Marriage: 6 Sep 1922 Place:
Springfield, Greene Co. MO
In 1880, Golden City, Barton Co. Missouri, David Addison Appleby with wife, Mattie and son Franklin, age 4. In same household, Samuel Porter Appleby, a cousin.
The following copied from a Springfield, Missouri newspaper, dated 1921:"D. A. Appleby.
Funeral services for D. A. Appleby, 80 years old, who died last Tuesday at Leavenworth, Kansas, were held at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Calvary Presbyterian church. Rev. Henry Little, pastor of the church, conducted the services. He was assisted by Rev. C.B. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment was in the National cemetery under the direction of the Lohmeyer Undertaking company. Mr. Appleby served with a Missouri regiment during the Civil War. He is survived by a widow, Mrs. Lucy Appleby, 950 N. Douglas and four sons, Percy, Melvin, Edward and Frank."
An obit, one day earlier, gave place of death as Canada instead of Kansas, but this was an error. This may have been first obit and when error was noted another obit was published. History: It is said that Louisa was married at least four times. I have record of only two, McKnight and Appleby. Other husbands were supposedly: Jones and Porter, but could her maiden name have been Porter, since she gave the name to her son, Melvin Porter Appleby and he, in turn, gave it to his son.
On her marriage application to marry David Appleby her name was given as Louise J. McKnight of
Ash Grove. They were married by D. P. Putnam, Pastor of Presbyterian Church. (Missouri Marriages
Vol. H; Page 60).
Her grandson, Melvin (Buddy) Porter Appleby, jr. said her full name was Louisa Tapeza Sariah Sophriah
Josephine Mandeville Tennesse Baldwin. He said as a little child his Dad had taught him and his
sister to sing-song all the names. It may have been just family humor. Where does Baldwin come from and where are Jones, Porter, etc.?
1900 census record: Lucy had five children, three still living. had two children that died young but I know of only one.
In the Springfield, Missouri News, item on 26 June 1890 listed an infant son's death on 26 June 1890. The other infant may have been from an earlier marriage.
revised: 12 Sept 2004