Plummer Emanuel Gastineau (1867 - 1928)

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Birthplace: Greene, Indiana - 8/27/1867
Death: Died in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
Cause of death: diabetes
Occupation: Passenger Conductor & Railroad Engineer
Managed by: Erik Smith
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About Plummer Emanuel Gastineau

Plummer was employed as a railroad engineer by 1896, when he resided at 840 E. Market St, Indianapolis. By 1908, he was a passenger conductor with the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad. Later, he was a passenger conductor with the Pennsylvania Railroad and his picture appeared on the front of the dining car menu.

From an unattributed clipping from an unknown Indianapolis newspaper, circa 1903:

FLEE FROM BURING HOUSE IN "NIGHTIES"

Mrs. Gastineau and Four Sons Have Narrow Escape from Death by Fire

Mrs. Plummer A. Gastineau and her four little sons had a narrow escape from death in flames that destroyed their home, 16 Hamilton avenue, yesterday morning.

Gathering her little ones about her, Mrs. Gastineau barely had time to escape with her life, going to the home of a relative in her night clothes. All of their wearing apparel was burned, and the mother and the children wore borrowed clothes yesterday.

The home was a complete wreck. The mother returned home, yesterday, and learned that the piano and a few pictures and a little bedding had been saved. Everything else was gone and the downpouring rain dripped through the charred rafters into every room in the house.

Frank Gastineau, eight years of age, had not been well and the mother was caring for him. She fell asleep beside him. He awoke and asked for a drink. The mother smelled smoke and hurried toward the dining room. When she opened the dining room door she was met by the flames.

Slamming the door, the mother gathered her children about her and fled.

The watchman in the courthouse tower discoverd the fire sooner than the occupants of the house, and the firemen were on the way to the fire when the mother and her children escaped.

The loss was about $1,500 and was partially covered by insurance.

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Migrated to Indianapolis in the latter part of 1892.

His earlier religious affiliation is unclear but he converted to Roman Catholicism because of his wife, who was Irish Catholic.

-------------------- A Plummer Gatineau by the Bloomfield Democrat dated 19 feb. 1892 stated he had a Bastardt case filed against him by Mary c. Brillhart

MARRIAGE RECORD:

1. Indiana Works Progress Administration, Marion County Indiana 1882-1906 Supplemental Records Marriage Transscripts, 1939. "Book 4, p. 255: Gastineau, Plummer E. Parents: Levi Gastineau & Rachel Hatfield. 26 yrs old. married 5 Feb 1894 to Cronin, Agnes.Parents: Michael Cronin & Johannah Hayes. 24 yrs old."

RECORD:

1. Loyd D. Gastineau, Compiler, Our Gastineau Family, 3rd Edition (1994, Windmill Publications Inc., Mt. Vernon, In.), pg. 22, Loyd Gastineau (?-2006), 2704 Imperial Dr., Huntsville, AL. 35801.

2. Bloomfield Democrat, 19 Feb. 1892. NOTE: reported that he had a bastardy case filed against him by Mary C. Brillhart.

3. Personal Updated records of Loyd Gastineau, Loyd Gastineau (?-2006), 2704 Imperial Dr., Huntsville, AL. 35801. "Plummer Emanuel Gastineau [1696] (Levi2, James1), born 27 Apr 1867 in , Greene County, IN; died 25 Apr 1928 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; buried in St. Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN. He married on 5 Feb 1894 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN Agnes Cronin [1697], born 10 Jan 1871 in Pulaski, IN; died 27 Jan 1944 in Marion County, IN, daughter of Morgan Cronin [5168] and Johannah Hayes [5169]. Notes for Plummer Emanuel Gastineau The 19 Feb 1892 Bloomfield Democrat reported he had a bastardy case filed against him by Mary C. Brillhart. He died of diabetes at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. Source: Death Certificate. Plummer was employed as a railroad engineer by 1896. By 1908, he was a conductor with the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad. Later he was a conductor with the Pennsylvania Railroad & his picture appeared on the front of the dining car menu. Source: Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, IN by B. F. Bowen, 1908. Notes for Agnes Cronin Marriage recorded in Book 25, Page 521. Children of Plummer Emanuel Gastineau and Agnes Cronin were as follows: 1) Francis Michael Gastineau [1698], born 29 Oct 1894 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; died 7 Nov 1957. He married Ethel Hughes [1699]. ], born 15 Aug 1896 in , , IN; died Feb 1970 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. Notes for Francis Michael Gastineau This was Dr. Frank Gastineau. Notes for Ethel Hughes. Her birth & death data from Social Security records. 2) Frederick Emanuel Gastineau [1706], born 20 Mar 1896 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; died 11 Apr 1993 in TX. He married Nina V. Frakes [1707]. ], born 1896; died 11 Aug 1983 in San Antonio, , TX. Notes for Nina V. Frakes Marriage recorded in Book 92, Page 201. 3) Paul Louis Gastineau [1712], born 21 Oct 1898 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; died Aug 1975 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN. He married Marion Birch [1713]. ], born abt 1900. Notes for Paul Louis Gastineau His death data from Social Security records. 4) Adelaide Claire Gastineau [1722], born 23 Jul 1901 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; died 6 Jul 1990. She married on 23 Jul 1946 John B. Sullivan [1723], died Jul 1971. 5) Joseph Plummer4 Gastineau [1724], born 19 Mar 1905 in Indianapolis, Marion County, IN; died 22 Oct 1924."

4. Michael K. Smith, Ancestors of Plummer Emanuel Gastineau, http://www.oldbooksmith.com/report-pierregastineau.html . Formerly at - http://book-smith.tripod.com/gastineau.html. ". Plummer Emanuel1 Gastineau (Levi, #2]. Born 27 April 1867 in Greene County, Indiana. Married Agnes Cronin, daughter of Morgan Cronin and Johannah Hayes, 5 February 1894 in Indianapolis, Indiana [Works Progress Administration, Indiana, Index to Supplemental Records, Marriage Transcript, Marion County, Indiana, 1882-1906 (np: Indiana WPA, 1939), Bk. 4, p. 255]. Died 25 April 1928 of diabetes at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana [Indiana Death Certificate]. Buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana (Lot 158 N. 1/2, Sec. D Vault Gr. 2]. Plummer was employed as a railroad engineer by 1896, when he resided at 840 E. Market St, Indianapolis. By 1908, he was a passenger conductor with the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad [Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Indiana (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen, 1908), p. 1172]. Later, he was a passenger conductor with the Pennsylvania Railroad and his picture appeared on the front of the dining car menu.

I have an unattributed clipping from an unknown Indianapolis newspaper, circa 1903:

FLEE FROM BURING HOUSE IN "NIGHTIES" Mrs. Gastineau and Four Sons Have Narrow Escape from Death by Fire Mrs. Plummer A. Gastineau and her four little sons had a narrow escape from death in flames that destroyed their home, 16 Hamilton avenue, yesterday morning. Gathering her little ones about her, Mrs. Gastineau barely had time to escape with her life, going to the home of a relative in her night clothes. All of their wearing apparel was burned, and the mother and the children wore borrowed clothes yesterday.

The home was a complete wreck. The mother returned home, yesterday, and learned that the piano and a few pictures and a little bedding had been saved. Everything else was gone and the downpouring rain dripped through the charred rafters into every room in the house.

Frank Gastineau, eight years of age, had not been well and the mother was caring for him. She fell asleep beside him. He awoke and asked for a drink. The mother smelled smoke and hurried toward the dining room. When she opened the dining room door she was met by the flames.

Slamming the door, the mother gathered her children about her and fled.

The watchman in the courthouse tower discoverd the fire sooner than the occupants of the house, and the firemen were on the way to the fire when the mother and her children escaped.

The loss was about $1,500 and was partially covered by insurance.

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Plummer Emanuel4 Gastineau was born 27 April 1867 Greene County, Indiana. He migrated to Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, in the latter part of 1892, apparently as a result of legal problems back in Greene County.

He married Agnes Cronin, daughter of Morgan Cronin and Johannah Hayes, 5 February 1894 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana [Works Progress Administration, Indiana, Index to Supplemental Records, Marriage Transcript, Marion County, Indiana, 1882-1906 (np: Indiana WPA, 1939), Book 4, p. 255:

    Gastineau, Plummer E. 
    Parents: Levi Gastineau & Rachel Hatfield. 26 yrs old. 
         married 5 Feb 1894 to 
    Cronin, Agnes. 
    Parents: Michael Cronin & Johannah Hayes. 24 yrs old. 

He converted to Roman Catholicism because of his wife.

He resided in 1896 at 840 E. Market St, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He was a railroad engineer in 1896 [Undated news clipping from an unknown newspaper in Indianapolis, assumed from internal evidence to be c.1903]. By 1908, he was ". . . a passenger conductor living in Indianapolis. At present he is connected with the Indianapolis & Vincennes Railroad Company" [Biographical Memoirs of Greene County, Indiana, p. 1172]. He continued at this the rest of his life.

He appeared on the 1920 census in Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, ED 155, p. 11A.

He resided in 1928 at 215 N. Tacoma, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He died 25 April 1928 St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, of diabetes, and was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis.

(1.)  Francis Michael5 Gastineau was born 29 October 1894 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He married Ethel Hughes 28 December 1922 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (had 7 children). They were living in 1932 at 209 East 33rd St, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana [Polk's Indianapolis City Directory, 1932 edition, p. 556]. He was a physician, mostly a cancer specialist. He died 7 November 1957 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis.
(2.)  Frederick Emanuel5 Gastineau was born 20 March 1896 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (Marion County, Indiana [Delayed birth certificate, dated 15 January 1942]. He was born at home, 840 E. Market St. He married Nina Virginia Frakes, daughter of Frederick Jackson Frakes and Laurina Belle Harrison, 20 June 1917 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (had 1 child). He worked all of his life for the Pennsylvania Railroad, finally ending up as head of the roundhouse in Toledo, Ohio. He died 11 April 1993 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and was buried in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.
(3.)  Paul Louis5 Gastineau was born 21 October 1897 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. (According to his grave marker, it was 1898, but his is an error.) He married Marion Birch 4 October 1921 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (had 4 children). They lived in 1932 at 628 Eastern Ave, Indianapolis [Polk's Indianapolis City Directory, 1932 edition, p. 556]; listed as a "salesman." He died in 1975 and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

(4.)  Adelaide Claire5 Gastineau was born 23 July 1903 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. (According to her grave marker, it was 1901, but his is an error.) She lived in 1932 with her widowed mother at 215 N. Tacoma Ave, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana [Polk's Indianapolis City Directory, 1932 edition, p. 556]; listed as a "teacher PS." She married John B. Sullivan 23 July 1946 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana (no children). She died 6 July 1990 Daytona Beach, Volusia County, Florida, and was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana.

(5.)  Joseph Plummer5 Gastineau was born 29 March 1905 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana. He died (unmarried) 22 October 1924 Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, at the age of 19, of peritonitis following an accidental internal injury in a semi-pro, minor-league football game. He was buried in Holy Cross Cemetery, Indianapolis."

DEATH:

5. Indiana Death Certificates, Indiana State Board of Health, Vital Records, 2 N. meridan St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. NOTE: Died 25 April 1928 of diabetes at St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana.

6. Indiana Death Certificates, Indiana State Board of Health, Vital Records, 2 N. meridan St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.

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Plummer Emanuel Gastineau's Timeline

1867
April 27, 1867
Greene, Indiana - 8/27/1867
1894
February 5, 1894
Age 26
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
October 29, 1894
Age 27
Indianapolis, Marion, IN
1896
March 20, 1896
Age 28
at home, Indianapolis,,Marion, Indiana [Bk.H-7 pg. 15]
1897
October 21, 1897
Age 30
Indianapolis,Marion,indiana [Bk. h-8 pg. 133] 10/21/1898
1903
July 23, 1903
Age 36
Indianapolis,Marion,Indiana [Bk. H-9 pg. 127] 7/23/1901
1905
March 29, 1905
Age 37
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
1928
April 25, 1928
Age 60
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana
April 27, 1928
Age 60
Holy Cross/St Joseph Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, - 8/27/1867