The photo is of Ida and Joseph Apple.




Ida Catherine Buchholtz (Johann Christian Jochim Buchholtz, (Martin) Johann Wilhelm Buchholz, Martin Jochim Heinrich Buchholtz, Franz Christian Buchholtz)   was born 25 March 1879 in Miami County, Ohio.  She died 15 October 1960 in Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio and was buried in David's Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio.


Ida married (1) Joseph V. Apple of 2 December 1897 in St. John's Lutheran Church, Covington, Ohio by Pastor L. F. Mittler.  Joseph was born 29 August 1877 in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio and died 1957.


Ida and Joseph had the following children:

1.   Pearl M. Apple was born 9 July 1898 and died 18 March 1993.

2.   Opal Lavina Apple was born 19 January 1902 and died 4 April 1997.



The photo is of Joseph V. Apple and it was taken around 1910.  He was a Street Car  Motorman.

The photo is of Ida and Perry Gray

 Ida also married (2) Perry Gray.  Perry was buried in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Miami County, Ohio.



Mrs. Ida C. Gray, Widow of Perry

COVINGTON - 10-11-1960 - Funeral services for Mrs. Ida c. Gray, 81, widow of Perry Gray, a former resident of Covington, Ohio will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesdy in the Roberts Funeral Home, 921 Brown, Dayton, Ohio with burial in David's Cemetery.

Mrs. Gray died Saturday at 11:10 a. m. at Miami Valley Hospital.  She was a native of Montgomery County and for most of her life she resided in Miami County on the Fenner Road near Troy, Ohio, moving to Dayton some years ago.  Her husband, Perry, died eight years ago.  She was a daughter of John and Anna Phralor Buchholtz.  She was a member of the Oak Street EUB Church, Dayton, Ohio.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Chris Davis (Pearl) of Dayton, Ohio and Mrs. Albert Jones (Opal) of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania; five sisters, Mrs. Charles Beeman (Bertha), Mrs. Lewis J. O'Roark (Ella), Mrs. Clifford Miller (Marie), all of Covington; Mrs. Aaron Miller (Elsie) of Bradford and Mrs. Ford Morrin (Mildred) of Troy; a brother, Lewis Buchholtz of Covington; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Friends may call at the funeral home in Dayton until 9 p.m. tonight.

The photo is of Perry and Ida with her sisters sitting on the porch at Perry's farm.  The following  family members are: back row - left to right, Perry Gray, Ella O'Roark and Mildred Cornor/Morrin; front row - left to right, Marie Miller, Bertha Beeman, Ida Apple/Gray and Elsie Miller.  The photo illustrates Rosemary Finley's memories of her great-grandmother that is stated below.



My grandmother, Ida,  was a marvelous cook and baker.  Ida's sisters Ella, Bertha, Marie, Mildred and Elsie would come to Perry's farm on week-ends with their husbands and Ida would cook a big meal.  After the meal, all of the women would wash the dishes then reset the table in the dining room and put a huge sheet over the table and then close the pocket doors until the next get-together.  The men would watch wrestling matches on T.V.  I loved Ida very much.  I loved the farm and Perry's house.  I would gather eggs for Ida during the summer when I wasn't in school and  she taught me how to crochet.  She died when I was 15 years old.  Sometimes I think I can smell her sugar cookies or her chicken and dumplings.  mmmm good!

The photo is of Pearl and Christopher Davis.

1.  Pearl M. Apple was born 9 July 1898 in Shelby County, Ohio.  She died 18 March 1993 in Montgomery County, Ohio and is buried in David's Cemetery, Kettering, Ohio.


Pearl married Christopher Davis.  They had the following child:


a.   Lavina Mae Davis 



My grandmother Pearl began working at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio in 1950.  She was the department head for their sewing room.  Anything that had to do with fabric she was in charge of - from draperies, bedding and nurses uniforms she did it all At that time she was 52 years old, her husband Christopher being 13 years her senior had retired from General Motors by then.  Christopher and Pearl always had other family members living with them.  Christopher's father for awhile, Ida for awhile, my parents and myself for awhile,  and her sister's son, Jimmy Jones lived with them awhile.  I never ever heard her complain about anything.  She was always jolly and loved to have company.  I loved her more than words can express.  She prayed for me everyday.  She was instrumental in my accepting Christ as my Savior.





The 1947 photo is of Pearl and  Christopher Davis.  

The photo is of Lavina with her husband, Homer and their daughter Rosemary Hardwick.

1. a. Lavina Mae Davis was born 10 July 1926.  She died 6 December 1995 and was buried in David's Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio. 


Lavina married Homer V. Hardwick.  Homer was born 24 February 1921 in Shreveport, Lousiana.  He died 14 September 1968 and was buried in David's Cemetery, Kettering, Montgomery County, Ohio.


Lavina and Homer had the following children:

1.  Rosemary Ann Hardwick

2.  Ronald Allen Hardwick

3.  Chris Virginia Hardwick

4.  Wesley Joseph Hardwick

The photo is of Opal with her husband, Albert and son, Jim Jones



2.  Opal Lavina Apple was born 19 January 1902 in Sidney, Shelby County, Ohio.  She died 4 April 1997 in Fairborn, Green County, Ohio and is buried in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.


Opal married Albert R. Jones.  Albert was born in 1900 and died 1988 and is buried in Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, Dayton, Ohio.


Opal and Albert had one child, James A. Jones.

SOURCES:  Ida's Great-Granddaughter, Rosemary Finley; Betty Beeman Thompson and Susan Keferl.