|Name} Isbell, Catherine Joan (Joan)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Female|
|Birth: Date} Fam 19 Oct 1911||Place} Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 27 Oct 1934||Place} Buffalo, Erie, New York (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 10 Jan 2002||Place} Roswell, Fulton, Georgia|
|Burial: Date} Aft 10 Jan 2002||Place}|
|Parents: } Lewis J. Isbell & Genevieve Welshofer|
Relationship No.} Not traced
|1st Household No.} 578 = Lakewood, Chautauqua, New York|
| Occupation 1} Art teacher|
Occupation 2} Housewife
|Religion/Church} Roman Catholic|
Rushworth, Elverton Crissey|
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Catherine Joan Isbell (in later years known only as Joan) was born 19 Oct 1911 in Jamestown, Chautauqua, New York. Her parents were Lewis J. Isbell and Genevieve Welshofer. She had a younger sister, Mary F., born about 1917. According to family reports, her father died in 1918 when Joan was about 7 years old.|
| In the 1920 U.S. census, Joan and her mother and sister are listed with a last
name of Isabell. They were living at 342 Crossman Street, Jamestown,
with her maternal grandparents and 6 aunts and uncles.
Joan attended Fredonia Normal School, where she was a Junior in 1930. She
was in the cast of the play "The Old Lady Shows Her Medals".|
In 1933, Joan was a member of the Jamestown High School faculty, in the art department. She is listed in the 1934 Jamestown, New York, City Directory as an art teacher, living at 23 Ohio Avenue, Lakewood, New York, with her sister Mary, a student. Joan married Elverton Crissey Rushworth on 27 Oct 1934 in the rectory of St. Louis Roman Catholic Church, Buffalo, New York. In 1936, they were living at 29 Ohio Avenue, Lakewood. He was working for the Jamestown Mutual Insurance Company. By 1940 they were living at 33 Chautauqua Avenue, Lakewood.
In the 1940 U.S. census, Elverton was making $2,200 a year, the rent was $30 per month, and they had a young housemaid. Their first son was 4 years old, and daughter was 10 months. One more son followed. In 1948, the family was living at 189 Front, Lakewood, and by 1950 they were living at 23 Ohio Avenue, Lakewood, which became their long time residence. This address is the same one she had in 1934, with her sister Mary.
In the 1958 and 1960 Jamestown, New York, City Directory, Joan is listed as being an art teacher, employed by the Board of Education. Elverton died 8 Jun 1982 in the W.C.A. Hospital, Jamestown. He is buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Jamestown, New York. Joan remained in their residence at least through 1992. She died 10 Jan 2002, in Roswell, Fulton, Georgia. Her burial place is unknown.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death}||Fraternal/Social}|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Elverton, Grace, and son|
|Immigr'n Date} N/A||Port} N/A|
|Education: Grade} College, 3 yrs or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} for the State of}|
Cause of Death}
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