Walter Samuel Rhinehart

M, #2852, b. 30 July 1890, d. 23 October 1918
Father*William Frederick Rhinehart b. 24 Jun 1848, d. 22 Oct 1934
Mother*Jennie Elizabeth Wamsley b. 1852, d. bt 1890 - 1894
ChartsRhinehart (paternal side) - Johann George Reinhard (Immigrant 1752)
Reference8.6
Birth*30 July 1890 Walter Samuel Rhinehart was born on 30 July 1890 at Fairmount, Grant Co., Indiana, Birth record in bk L5 pg 462. 
(InHomeOf) Census19001 June 1900 He appeared on the 1900 census in the household of William Frederick Rhinehart, ED102 sht 4b #96-100, Frankton, Madison Co., Indiana. His info on the census included - Rhinehart, Walter S 9 b.IN Jul 1991. 
Marriage*24 December 1909 Walter Samuel Rhinehart married Dora B Barlow, daughter of Lewis Barlow and Martha Jane 'Jennie' Layman, on 24 December 1909 at Delaware Co., Indiana, Marriage in bk C-18 pg 394 father signed consent on application. His first marriage, her second with 1st ending by divorce. (Her name shows as Dora B. Campbell) - my Evd #262 a&b. 
Census1910*1910 Walter Samuel Rhinehart appeared on the 1910 census as the head of household, ED 54 sht 12b #313-313, Eaton, Delaware Co., Indiana, along with Dora B Barlow and Howard Campbell . His info on the census included Rhinehart, Walter 30 b.IN laborer on railroad. 
Militarybetween 1911 and 1912 Walter Samuel Rhinehart was in the military between 1911 and 1912 He was in the Army and I have several letters from the time period he was supposedly chasing Pancho Villa back and forth across the border. I also have his military record which doesn't mention that part. He was enlisted by Capt A.C. Christie, as a private of Company M, 10th Regiment (Infantry), at Columbus Barracks OH on 18 Mar 1911. He had blue eyes, dark brown hair, and was 5' 9.25". On 25 Dec 1911 he was recommended for discharge on account of 1) Epilepsy and 2) Cardiac dilation, chronic - existed prior to enlistment. The paperwork finally was processed and he was honorably discharged 24 Feb 1912. I need to re-look at the letters to see when he was in Mexico as I think it was after this. 
Letter*25 May 1911 He was letter letter dated Thur 25 May 1911 written on Army & Navy Department YMCA stationary
Dear Bro. Will answer your letter I never got but Myrtle said you wrote one and I will write this one and get an answer but you must answer write away for if you don't I wont get it. Say boy I was out in the hills 10 days and had a very good time I got on top of them and I could look all over Tex. Very near. I think I will be home by the 4th of July if no more war breaks out in Mexico it is about all settled. I heard from that money order butr I had to send it back to Col. O. to get a duplicate and I will get it in about a week and will send pictures then. I am in the hospital hear but I won't tell what it is for it would scare dora and Pa but I am getting all right so I wont tell what it is. Say kido tell Wid I don't care if he never writes to me I will live just as long and kill just as many Mexicans ha ha. Tell Carrrie and Rex I said Hello. Well I will close hopping to hear from you soon I remain your brother. Address me at Walter S Rhinehart 13th Inf. Co. F. Ft Sam Houston San Antonio Tex. Give these pictures to Dora. on 25 May 1911 at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. 
Letter23 June 1911 He was letter letter dated Thur 23 Jun 1911 written on Army & Navy Department YMCA stationary
Dear Bros. And Family - Will try and ans your card and tell you all you wanted to know Say I am so darn slim I have to stand in the sun twice to make a shadow I olny way 167 lbs. oh you fat. Ha ha. Riny you wanted to know about the country and waether if the Devils fire is any hotter than San Anton I don't want to go but this is fine country I like to climb the mountains and catch Bull Snakes. Rattlers are thick out hear and Trantlers [tarantulas] are as big as your hands. I catch horned toads and lizzards and scorpions and snakes I kild a rattler with 8 rattles and made a necktie out of it as soon as I get some money I will send it to you and have some more made for Birt Wid Tom and John. Tell Wid he beter write before the 7 of next month I think I get my discharge then i will send them pictures on the 8th. ans. And tell me all about Tareye Curley and Stupe tell them all to write and I will ans. Say I had a time last week out on 3x ranch and on 101 ranch with the cob boys we was in camp out there. We are in camp at Hot Sulpher Wells the water runs hot all the time in next letter I will send you a little look ofit and some views of San Anton and Fort Sam Huston and I will tell you somthing that will make your face turn white it is tru but I am a tuff nut and tey cant kill me I can tell you then for I will be a free man. I tell you it in next letter but you must not tell Papa for he would go wild. Well I must close for this time good by from old mose to Rhiny. Ft Sam Houston Texas 13th In.f Co. F. on 23 June 1911 at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. 
Letter13 July 1911 He was letter letter dated 13 Jul 1911 Ft Sam Houston Tex
Dear Brother - Recieved your letter was sure glad to hear from you. Say Riney you said send that tie I sure will when i get the money you may think it strange I haven't fot a pay but it is the truth I cant explain in riting but if there is no fitting to do in Mexico in ‘5' five weeks I will be home. Lon Dora is going to give me up she said well I will draw $5.00 this pay but if she don't write diferent the next time that will take me to Mex. City but if she says she will not give me up I will send her every cent of it and bum smoke tobbacco. you make her promise you she wont or if she does give me up you write and let me know so I can get away. When I get to Ft. Ben Harrison I can come home every week if I want to then
[next page on stationary - Enlisted Men's Club Division Maneuver Camp Ft Sam Houston]
I can explain my self.
Say I got a letter from Chas. scull and was glad to get it and I sent one card to Wid I hope you get the one I sent you but don't get mad I guess you wont. Tel birt [tell Burt] to ans. my two letter and card. Say Kid how was that camp picture I sent you do I look like a cook. Will send you a good one when I get some money. Say tell Wid he don't need to ans. that card unless he hasent nothing else to do. Haven't heared from Curly yet. tell him if he don't write he can take the little boy in blue and suck his nose but I still think of Curly. Well Lon I do swear to God I tell the truth about the money part. tell Papa I wrote last and will write again if he don't hurry up. Well I must close hoping this to find you and yours all well. Tell Carrie and rex Heloo. I have transfered address me Walter S Rhinehart 10th Inf. com M Ft Sam Houston Tex. on 13 July 1911 at Ft Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas. 
Letter23 July 1911 He was letter letter dated Thur 23 Jul 1911 written on Army & Navy Department YMCA stationary
Dear Brother - Will answer your letter I received today and was surly glad to get it. I am well and hope you are the same, but I think I have fell off about 10 lbs. in the las two weeks for I have worried a heep in that time. Say Lon that picture I sent wasn't the kind I am going to send all of you I had to borrow the money to get them three tell dad I will send him one in full dress Khaki this next pay I will send Dora all I draw but I will borrow enough to get them pictures. Say I wrote Dora a pretty plain letter but it was not as bad as the one she wrote me then she wrote me and said she was sorry for the way she wrote I wish you would tell her to answer that letter and tell her I am sorry now after I got her other letter saying she was sorry but tell her to remember that she wrote that way first. I am not afraid of her giving me up for my Co. H. Comander said if she promist me not to give one up that it would do her no good to try but I wont take advantage of her for I like Dora but she must not talk about me that like she does for I have got lots of friends there that you wouldnt think I had. Well if Harve is still there tell him I sure would like to see him. I guess we will be in Ind some time next mon but I don't know for sure. Say Tenderfoot did you know next Sunday was my birthday. but that don't make me any younger ha! Say Riney tell Papa to answer my card if he ever wants another letter from me is he mad to me. Say Lon find out Bill Crossins address and send it to me for old Bowry Bill didnt answer and that don't make me any younger eather ha ha ha ha. Say I found Evert Akers he is in the 17th Inf. Co. I. I am now sitting in the Y.M.C.A. writing this letter but I will have to close as it is about time for Bible meeting and I don't want to miss it as I havent missed but one since I ahve been down here. and we have 2 ball games every day. Well I must Close hopping to hear from you right away I remain your arnery Brother old Mose. Same Address. Spanish Chingo Chicola pona La durana Juana Miranda cink peso or cinka centavos on 23 July 1911 at YMCA, San Antonio, Texas. 
Letter He was letter undated postcard
to Mr L J Rhinehart c/o Aron Nicholson 1500 S Courtland Ave Kokomo Ind
Dear Bro am in NY Fort will be home soon and we will have a good old time together one? You and Wid for birt is no brother of mine so he thinks good by and don't ans.
Mose
(postcard picture is Fort Slocum NY)

unmailed undated picture postcard
to Mr Lon Rhinehart (no address)
do I look like a cook Rhiney
from Mose
(photo of 4 soldiers peeling potatoes)

unmailed undated picture postcard
from Walter S Rhinehart to Mr & Mrs L J Rhinehart Sent From Las Cascadas
10th Inf. Co. M.
C.Z. (Canal Zone)
Panama
(picture side shows him in uniform - written on it is "old Mose in Panama")

unmailed undated postcard
to Mr L J Rhinehart Eaton Ind
Hello Rhiney got your card and letter all OK but was in hospital will be out in few days will write more then. Will send the tie as soon as I can but say I guess Dora does not believe in me and I will have to go to the pen for a year or two but I can stand it if she can for I told her the truth. Well bood by for this tie ans soon
Mose

postcard postmark Fort Slocum Feb 13 (can't read year, possibly 1912)
to Mr L J Rhinehart S Wabash Ave 1415 Kokomo Ind
Say Boy just got the letter you sent to me in Panama it sure was all OK. I have been on wall St and 5 Ave and tomorrow night I am going down on the Bowry to look arouned and I am coming home on Sat Night so don't ans
Mose NY

postcard postmark hard to read - Nov - Panamanian stamp
to Mr L J Rhinehart Eaton Ind USA
Dear Brother I got your letter but I lost it so don't kno what was in it. This is the Canal. W S Rhinehart 10 Inf Co M Las Cacadas Panama. Ans this and I will write a letter and tell you a hole lot about this place tell Rex hello and Carrie too
(not signed)

postcard postmark Vincennes Ind 29 May 1912
to Mr L J Rhiinehart Eaton Ind
Hello Rhiney got back to Ind from Okla. OK I don't know where I will go from here so don't ans
Mose

postcard postmark Las Cascadas CZ with Panamanian stamp 8 Jan no year
to L J Rhinehart c/o Aron Nickerson 1500 South Courtland Ave Kokomo Ind
From Mose will write a letter soon didntt know what to do so thought I would write you a card. I sail for France the 15th Jan for sure and no joke. Ans at once. Las Cascadas CZ Panama don't put 10th Inf on it I am not there
(not signed.) 
Divorce*19 February 1912 He and Dora B Barlow were divorced on 19 February 1912 at Delaware Co., Indiana; Divorce #6739 filed 13 Dec 1911 with appearance and waiver of summons filed 19 Jan 1912 and answer filed 19 Feb 1912 (my Evd # 331). Complaint dated September Term 1911, Dora Bell Rhinehart vs Walter S Rhinehard.
     The plaintiff, Dora Bell Rhinehart, complains of the defendant Walter S Rhinehart and says and alleges, that he is her husband, and that they were married on the 24th day of December, 1909.
     That the plaintiff is now and has been for more than three years previous to the filing of this complaint a bona fide resident of Delaware County, in the State of Indiana, and during all of the said time resided in the Town of Eaton, in said Delaware County, Indiana.
     That the plaintiff and defendant lived together as husband and wife until the 16th day of March, 1922, when they separated, the said defendant leaving their hime in the Town of Eaton, Indiana, and wholly abandoning the plaintiff, and that they have not lived or cohabitated together since as husband and wife.
     That the defendant left plaintiff without cause and against her wishes. That the defendant has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment of the plaintiff in this, that before their said separation he struck and cursed and abused this plaintiff, and was cruell and abusive to her child.
     That for the first 4 months of their married life the defendant was sober, but that after they had been married about 4 months the defendant began drinking, and would come home in an intoxicated condition, and continued to become intoxicated and come home drunk until the time of their separation, and was guilty of habitual drunkenness.
     That the defendant failed to provide for this plaintiff and her child and has never made adequate provision for her support. That since their separation the defendant has made no provision for he support whatever or for the support of her child except to at one time send her $2.00.
     That this plaintiff has been compelled to and has taken washings and cleaned house and done housework for other persons in order to support herself.
     That the plaintiff has no property of her own and no means with which to support herself and he infant child except by her daily labor, as a domestic.
     That the plaintiff and defendant have had no child or children born to them by virtue of their marriage, but that the plaintiff has a child, a boy nine years old by a former marriage, which she is supporting and was supporting at the time of her marriage with the defendant.
     That the defendant is a glass worner by occupation and capable of earning good wages, and is an ablebodied man, but has no property real or personal.
     Wherefore the plaintiff prays judgment of this Court that she be divorced from the defendant, and that the bonds of matrimony existing etween them be dissolved and declared null and void, and for her costs in this action, and for all other prior relief. 
Marriage26 July 1913 Walter Samuel Rhinehart married Dora B Barlow, daughter of Lewis Barlow and Martha Jane 'Jennie' Layman, on 26 July 1913 at Delaware Co., Indiana, Marriage bk C-21 pg 294 they remarried - my Evd # 262 c. 
Marriage*before 12 March 1915 Walter Samuel Rhinehart married Erie Ellen Davis (Choctaw blood), daughter of George Washington Davis and Josephine Hatfield, before 12 March 1915 in her father's probate, she is identified as Erie Rhinehart so they had to have married prior to the probate date.1 
Residence*26 November 1916  In 26 November 1916 Walter Samuel Rhinehart resided at Poteau, Le Flore Co., Oklahoma. There is an assumption that he lived there on this date as there is a picture of his sister Anna Jane (Rhinehart) Goff and her daughters Gladys & Bessie that gives this date, and the location of "Poteau, Okla." 
Military*31 May 1917 He was in the military on 31 May 1917 at Poteau, Le Flore Co., Oklahoma, WWI Draft Registration Cards 1917-1918 on Ancestry which says he was born in ___ Tulsa OK on 30 Jul 1890. Being born in OK doesn't jibe with his birth record but the date does. Also says he had previously been a private in the US Army Infantry. 
Letter18 October 1917 He was letter letter dated Oct 18th or 19th 1917 written on War Work Council Army & Navy YMCA stationary
Dear Bros and all the Family I thougt I would drop you all a few drops. Well Rhiney I am getting fat ans sassy or I all ways was sassy. Sar Carrie I guess it would surprise you if I would drop in there wouldt it? Well I am not in the Infantry this time I am in the Field Artillery, that is just about as bad as the Marines. Well I guess I will bring my Injun wife in a few days and stay about a week so look out for me, ha ha, hello Rex and all the rest of the kiddies say boy come down here and go to France with me. Well Folks you all know I never was mutch on writting bit letters so Ill stop ans. at once to Sgt. Walter S Rhinehart Battery "B" 3113rd F.A. N at Camp Travis San Antonio Tex. PS. yes I am a big Sergent. on 18 October 1917 at Camp Travis, San Antonio, Texas. 
Death*23 October 1918 He died on 23 October 1918 at Delaware Co., Indiana, at age 28 Have copy of official extracted death record. . For years I thought it said his wife was Erica but now that I know he had a wife Erie, I looked with fresh eyes and see that is what it says. The Funeral Director was McCormick. 
Burial* He was buried at Eaton Cemetery, Eaton, Delaware Co., Indiana. 
Obituary31 October 1918 His obituary: on 31 October 1918 at Upland Community Courier, Upland, Grant Co., Indiana, Glass Factory Items
Mr. Lon Rhinehart and Mrs. John Goff were called to Eaton on account of the death of Walter, their brother, who died of influenza. Mr. Rhinehart was well known among the factory (m)en.
     On same page, but a different section:
Mrs. Walter Rhinehart of Potean, Okla., whose husband was buried at Eaton Saturday, is also visiting at the home of L. J. Rhinehart. 
RelationshipsGranduncle of Kathryn Ann Rhinehart
Uncle of Norman Gayle Rhinehart
Brother of Alonzo Jacob 'Lonnie' Rhinehart

Family 1

Dora B Barlow b. 11 Feb 1880
Marriage*24 December 1909 He married Dora B Barlow, daughter of Lewis Barlow and Martha Jane 'Jennie' Layman, on 24 December 1909 at Delaware Co., Indiana, Marriage in bk C-18 pg 394 father signed consent on application. His first marriage, her second with 1st ending by divorce. (Her name shows as Dora B. Campbell) - my Evd #262 a&b. 
Divorce*19 February 1912 Walter Samuel Rhinehart and Dora B Barlow were divorced on 19 February 1912 at Delaware Co., Indiana; Divorce #6739 filed 13 Dec 1911 with appearance and waiver of summons filed 19 Jan 1912 and answer filed 19 Feb 1912 (my Evd # 331). Complaint dated September Term 1911, Dora Bell Rhinehart vs Walter S Rhinehard.
     The plaintiff, Dora Bell Rhinehart, complains of the defendant Walter S Rhinehart and says and alleges, that he is her husband, and that they were married on the 24th day of December, 1909.
     That the plaintiff is now and has been for more than three years previous to the filing of this complaint a bona fide resident of Delaware County, in the State of Indiana, and during all of the said time resided in the Town of Eaton, in said Delaware County, Indiana.
     That the plaintiff and defendant lived together as husband and wife until the 16th day of March, 1922, when they separated, the said defendant leaving their hime in the Town of Eaton, Indiana, and wholly abandoning the plaintiff, and that they have not lived or cohabitated together since as husband and wife.
     That the defendant left plaintiff without cause and against her wishes. That the defendant has been guilty of cruel and inhuman treatment of the plaintiff in this, that before their said separation he struck and cursed and abused this plaintiff, and was cruell and abusive to her child.
     That for the first 4 months of their married life the defendant was sober, but that after they had been married about 4 months the defendant began drinking, and would come home in an intoxicated condition, and continued to become intoxicated and come home drunk until the time of their separation, and was guilty of habitual drunkenness.
     That the defendant failed to provide for this plaintiff and her child and has never made adequate provision for her support. That since their separation the defendant has made no provision for he support whatever or for the support of her child except to at one time send her $2.00.
     That this plaintiff has been compelled to and has taken washings and cleaned house and done housework for other persons in order to support herself.
     That the plaintiff has no property of her own and no means with which to support herself and he infant child except by her daily labor, as a domestic.
     That the plaintiff and defendant have had no child or children born to them by virtue of their marriage, but that the plaintiff has a child, a boy nine years old by a former marriage, which she is supporting and was supporting at the time of her marriage with the defendant.
     That the defendant is a glass worner by occupation and capable of earning good wages, and is an ablebodied man, but has no property real or personal.
     Wherefore the plaintiff prays judgment of this Court that she be divorced from the defendant, and that the bonds of matrimony existing etween them be dissolved and declared null and void, and for her costs in this action, and for all other prior relief. 
Marriage26 July 1913 Walter Samuel Rhinehart married Dora B Barlow, daughter of Lewis Barlow and Martha Jane 'Jennie' Layman, on 26 July 1913 at Delaware Co., Indiana, Marriage bk C-21 pg 294 they remarried - my Evd # 262 c. 

Family 2

Erie Ellen Davis (Choctaw blood) b. 13 Jan 1896, d. 12 Sep 1936
Marriage*before 12 March 1915 Walter Samuel Rhinehart married Erie Ellen Davis (Choctaw blood), daughter of George Washington Davis and Josephine Hatfield, before 12 March 1915 in her father's probate, she is identified as Erie Rhinehart so they had to have married prior to the probate date.1 
Child
Last Edited24 Jul 2019

Citations

  1. [S1641] "email from Randy to Kathryn," e-mail message from Randy Hartzell, e-mail address to Kathryn Bassett, various dates starting in Nov 2006.