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Hersch, abt 1988
Front of Garage
450S House
Abt 1941
Parents - Herschel Abraham Henry Musick, ID1777 and Blanche Almeda Little, ID1778  MRM Page
Parents - Betty Lora Elijah Davis, ID1779 and Mary Irene King, ID1780  MRM Page
Children Shirley Kay Musick ID0002 (6 June 1944 - 12 Oct 2001)   -     Living ID1788
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7 May 1923 Birth - Herschel  - Summitville, Madison County, Indiana - Birth Certificate - Birth Certificate Issued 1944) -
29 May 1925 Birth Betty   - Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana - Birth Certificate,
1940 Hersch living with parents - Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana - 1940 US Census -
1942 Autograph Book - Betty Jean Davis, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana - Doc2363.pdf
29 Aug 1942 Marriage:   - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana   S1, Marriage Record -
18 Jan 1943
23 Sept 1943
Military, Hersch Honorable Discharge -
S7, S8,
6 June 1944 Birth:  Daughter Shirley
1952-2008 Residence:  4th St. House, Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana - Purchase Contract - Google Map - City Directory -
  Birth:  Living  ID1788
1957-1983 Hersch, Occupation:  Lynch Corporation, Anderson, Madison County, Indiana -
News Articles -
1997 - Herschel and Betty were involved in creating the Daleville Community Park which included moving the little Marathon Filling Station - and building a Gazebo
   -  This is ALL gone now (Oct 2016) 

Betty also created a scrapbook of Daleville History which she titled "Town of Daleville, Indiana  1997 & 1998"
12 Oct 2001 Death Shirley - Cape Coral, Florida
26 June 2002 Death Betty -Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana    -
:  Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana - Find a Grave Memorial -
Obituary See S5 -
Funeral Card -
S2, S4,
13 Oct 2006 Shelter House Named in honor of Hersch (Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana)
News Article -
Nov 2016:  This structure no longer exists! - was bulldozed to build a new water park on the property!
23 Sept 2008 Death Herschel  - Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana   
:  26 Sept 2008 - Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison County, Indiana - Find a Grave Memorial -
Obituary - Obituary - Obituary - Funeral Card - Contents of Billfold - Funeral Slide Show -
S3, S6,
  School Books belonging to Hersch and Betty at their passing: (Acc003222)

1.  Pocket Webster Dictionary.  New York, The World Syndicate Publishing Co., 1935 - Doc2463.pdf "Junior Musick"

2.  New Webster Speller:  Part II Grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 by Rose Wickey and May B. Lambader.  St. Louis, Missouri:  Webster Publishing Company, 1940 - Doc2464.pdf  "Junior"

3.  Our Government:  A Textbook of Civics.  By Sheldon E. Davis and Clarence H. McClure.  Chicago:  Laidlaw Brothers, 1922.  Doc2465.pdf

4.  Eclectic English Classics.  By Ralph Waldo Emerson.  New York:  American Book Company, 1893.  Doc2466.pdf

5.  Elson Grammar School Reader Book One.  By William H. Elson and Christine Keck.  Chicago:  Scott, Foresman and Company, 1911. Doc2467.pdf

6.  The Silver-Burdett Arithmetics:  Elementary Book.  By George Morris Philips and Robert F. Anderson.  Boston:  Silver, Burdett and Company, 1913.  Doc2468.pdf

7.  Around the World with the Children.  By Frank G. Carpenter.  New York:  American Book Company, 1929.  Doc2469.pdf

22 Oct 2014:  Books donated to the Madison County Historical Society, Anderson, Indiana.   (Doc2478.pdf, Deed of Gift Form)
  Biography - Hersch:
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S1 Marriage License and Certificate for Herschel Junior Musick and Betty Jean Davis. 28 Aug 1942, Madison County, Indiana. Marriage Date, 29 Aug 1942. Acc001194/Doc1095.pdf/Doc2472.pdf

Herschel Junior Musick - White [ID0195]
-- Born: Summitville, Indiana - May 7, 1923
-- Present address: 1905 E Centennial - Muncie, Indiana -
-- Present occupation: Ball Bros employee
-- Father: Abraham Musick - White
-- Born: Summitville, Indiana
-- Occupation: Indiana Bridge - Muncie, Indiana
-- Residence: Muncie, Indiana
-- Mother: Blanche Almeda Little - White - Occupation: Housewife - Birthplace: Wells County, Indiana - Residence: Muncie, Indiana
-- First marriage
-- Two Signature of Hersch

Betty Jean Davis - White - Born: Alexandria, Indiana May 29, 1925
-- Present residence: RR 1, Elwood, Indiana
-- Present Occupation: at home
-- Father: Elijah Davis - White - Born: Alexandra, Indiana - Occupation: Delco-Remy - Residence: R 1, Elwood, Indiana
-- Mother: Mary Irene King - White - Born Alexandria, Indiana - Residence: R 1 Elwood, Indiana
-- First marriage
-- two signatures of Betty

Signed by Roy Miller, Clerk of Madison Circuit Court
Dated: 28th Aug 1942

Rev Raymond E Gant married Hersch & Betty on 29 Aug 1942 in Muncie, Indiana

S2 Death Certificate - Betty Jean Musick, 26 June 2002, Delaware County, Indiana - #23955 - Registered # 2002-624. Acc001410/Doc3584.pdf

Certified Death Record Delaware County Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Delaware County Building Muncie, Indiana - This is to certify that our records show Betty Jean Musick died June 26, 2002 at 925 pm [at] 14921 4th Street [Daleville, Indiana] Age at death 77, Female, White, Married. Primary cause of death given was Bronchogenic Cancer - A/P Uterine Cancer - Emphysema - Richard L Reedy MD, Yorktown, IN - Place of burial: Parkview Cemetery, Alexandria, IN - Funeral Director: Ballard & Sons, Daleville, IN - Date of Burial: Jul 2 2002 - Registered 2002-624 - Signed Donna A Wilkens, MD - Muncie, Indiana Jul 1, 2002.
S3 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 19002011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration., accessed , 25 June 2016. Herschel J. Musick, 23 Sept 2008, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana. Doc3583.pdf.

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Indiana State Department of Health/ Certificate of Death
Local No. 961 - State No. 35895
Name: Herschel J. Musick, Male, White
Death: 23 Sept 2008, 1009am, Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Birth: 7 May 1923, Daleville, IN [Summitville, Indiana]
Residence: 12921 West 4th, Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana 47334
Father: Abraham Musick
Mother: Blanche A. Musick - Mother's maiden name unknown
Informant: Mark Musick, Son
Burial: Park View Cemetery, Alexandria, Indiana
Coroner: No
Funeral Director: Ballard & Sons Funeral Home, Daleville, Indiana 47334
Cause of Death: Pneumonia due to Congestive Heart Failure
Other contributing factors: Hypertension, Hyper Endemia, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease
Autopsy: No
S4 "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011" [database on-line]. Original Data: Indiana State Board of Health. Death Certificates, 19002011. Microfilm. Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Archives and Records Administration., accessed , 26 June 2016. Betty Jean Musick, Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana. Doc3585.pdf.

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Indiana State Department of Health/Certificate of Death
Local No. 2002-624 State No. 020698
Name: Betty Jean Musick, Female, White
Date of Death: 26 June 2002, 925pm, 14921 4th Street, Daleville, Delaware County
Married - Spouse: Herschel Musick
Occupation: Supervision, K-Mart
Residence: 14921 4th Street, Daleville, Delaware County, Indiana
Education: 11 - College: N/A
Father: Elijah Elora Davis
Mother: Irene King
Informant: Herschel Musick, 14921 4th Street, Daleville, IN 47334, Husband
Burial: 2 July 2002, Parkview Cemetery, Alexandria, Indiana
Funeral Home: Ballard & Sons, Daleville
Cause of Death: Broncheogenic Cancer/ Uterine Cancer/ Emphysema
Autopsy: No
Manner of Death: Natural
S5 Obituary, "Betty J Musick" - Anderson Herald-Bulletin (Anderson, Madison County, Indiana), 27 June 2002. Acc000331/Doc0627.pdf

Betty J. Musick
Betty Jean (Davis) Musick, 77, of Daleville, died Wednesday evening, June 26, 2002, at her residence after an extended illness.
She was born May 29, 1925, in Alexandria, the daughter of Elijah Elora and Irene King Davis, and lived in Daleville for more than 50 years. She retired from supervision at Kmart in 1985 after 20 years of employment.
She was a collector of baseballs, Barbie dolls, spoons and lighthouses. She was instrumental in the painting and decorating of the old filling station in the town square near the Daleville Town Hall.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Herschel Musick of Daleville; a son, Mark (Rebecca) Musick of Plainfield; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roger Davis of Anderson, Victor David of Elwood, and Marvin Davis of Alexandria; an uncle David King of Dewey, AZ; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Shirley Robbins, in 2001.
Services were Tuesday at Ballard and Sons Funeral Home, Daleville Chapel, with the Rev. Darrell Parsons officiating. Burial followed in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center of Ball Memorial Hospital.
S6 US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", database, Accessed 10 Feb 2009. Entry for Herschel J Musick, SS No. 312-16-6385.

Name: Herschel J Musick. SSN: 312-16-6385. Last Residence: 47334 Daleville, Delaware, Indiana, United States of America - Born: 7 May 1923 - Died: 23 Sep 2008 - State and year SSN issued: Indiana, before 1951.
S7 Military Records, Database Online: "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946", Herschel J. Musick. Original data: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, 1938-1946 [Archival Database]; ARC: 1263923. World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64; National Archives at College Park. College Park, Maryland, U.S.A., accessed 2 July 2014.

From DB:
Name: Herschel J Musick
Birth Year: 1923
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Indiana
State of Residence: Indiana
County or City: Delaware
Enlistment Date: 18 Jan 1943
Enlistment State: Indiana
Enlistment City: Indianapolis
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life
Education: Grammar school
Civil Occupation: Skilled mechanics and repairmen, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Married
Height: 68
Weight: 140
Ancestry Record Link
S8 Database On-line, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," database, FamilySearch Record Link -

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