D. L. Sheeks & His Wife, Opal Ona Simpson Sheeks family photo

D. L. Sheeks & His Wife, Opal Ona Simpson

Taken in Lawrence County, Indiana.

D. L. & Opal married 26 Oct 1912 in Lawrenceport, Lawrence Co, Indiana. They had three children: Roy, Ruth and Mary Edwina. Ruth's husband recalled that when they "were going together they went to ... show more

D. L. & Opal married 26 Oct 1912 in Lawrenceport, Lawrence Co, Indiana. They had three children: Roy, Ruth and Mary Edwina. Ruth's husband recalled that when they "were going together they went to many a dance where D. L. played the fiddle and Opal the guitar," ...and that D. L. "was the best fiddler I ever heard." Ruth also would "second on" at times. D. L. tried various other occupations, the Ford Plant in Indianapolis, street car motorman, appliance salesman and repairman for his cousin Louisa (Colglazier) Baker, but ended up spending most of his life farming and playing the fiddle. Both died in 1963, he in May and she in November, and both are buried at the Buddha Cemetery, Guth Twp, Lawrence County, Indiana.

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