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Frederick B. Westbrook
(Abt 1817-)
Miriam Pierson
(Abt 1823-)
Pvt. Cyrus Augustus Croff
Esther E. Johnson
William Henry Westbrook
Oriana M. Croff

Orville Giford Westbrook


Family Links

1. Elizabeth Gay Conrad

Orville Giford Westbrook 2 3

  • Born: 12 Jul 1894, Howard City, Reynolds Township, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA
  • Marriage (1): Elizabeth Gay Conrad on 27 Jun 1914 in Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA 1
  • Died: May 1963, Muskegon County, Michigan, USA at age 68
  • Buried: Reynolds Township Cemetery, Howard City, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA 4

bullet  General Notes:

Social Security number is: 384-10-2698

The 1920 U.S. Census showed that Orville Westbrook and his wife Elizabeth were living in Allen County, Indiana with their children Glenn and Thelma Westbrook.

His birth record from Reynolds, Montcalm, Michigan shows that his birthdate is, July 12, 1894. All other records have shown his birthdate as, June 21, 1894.

From the Friday, July 31, 1931 edition of the Indianapolis Star, page 2:

Among those paroled were: Orville Westbrook, sentenced in Allen Circuit court for ten to twenty-one years for robbery, March 29, 1926.

Indiana Archives and Records Administration:

Record Source

Record Series: INSTITUTION
County: ALLEN


Last Name Westbrook
First Name Orvile
Middle Name
Prisoner Number11424
Arrival Date 1926/03/29
Term Of Sentence10-21 years
County Allen
Institution Or Agency Indiana State Prison North


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Residence, 1900, Reynolds township (excl. Howard City village), Montcalm, Michigan. 5

Residence, 1910, Reynolds Township, Montcalm County, Michigan, USA.

WW I Draft Registration Card, 5 Jun 1917, Croton Precinct, Newaygo, Michigan.

Residence: US Census, 1920, Allen County, Indiana, USA. Age 25

Residence: US Census, 1930, Michigan City, LaPorte, Indiana. Age 35 and divorced.

Residence: WW II draft registration card, 1942, Mt. Mercy Academy, 1425 Bridge St, NW, Grand Rapids, Kent Co, MI.


Orville married Elizabeth Gay Conrad, daughter of Charles F. Conrad and Effie O. McAllister, on 27 Jun 1914 in Smithfield Township, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA.1 (Elizabeth Gay Conrad was born on 21 Mar 1897 in Ashley, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA, died on 5 Apr 1987 in Betz Nursing Home, Auburn, Dekalb County, Indiana, USA and was buried in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The application for marriage license shows that Orville's date of birth was, June 21, 1893. 6



1, <i>Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959</i>( : accessed 21 Jan 2011).

2 Notes from David A. Leas and/or the 1950 Leas Family Genealogy.

3 Cindy Smith, Michigan to David Leas, e-mail, 01-28-2011; privately held by Leas.

4 Rootsweb, <i>Reynolds Cemetery in Renolds Township</i>( : accessed 23 Jan 2011).

5, <i>United States Census, 1900 for Orvill G Westbrook</i>( : accessed 21 Jan 2011).

6, <i>Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 </i>( : accessed 22 Feb 2018).

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