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|Martina Hayden Tucker,
Gay Heitlinger's maternal grandmother. She was born about Feb 1860 in Saline Township, Perry County, Missouri, and died about 11 March 1943 in St. Louis, Missouri. She is descended from the Irish Perry County Haydens.
|Thomas Elias Tucker,
Gay Heitlinger's maternal grandfather. He was born 31 October 1853 in Perry County, Missouri, and died 15 November 1930 in Herculaneum, Missouri and is buried in the Assumption B of M Cemetery.
|Gottleib (Clem) Boxdorfer, born 10 June 1862 in Perry County, MO, died 13 September 1941 and was buried from the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Perryville, MO. He married Genevieve (Jennie) Hayden, Martina's sister, 25 May 1897 in Perry County. Note hatchet and corn in hand.||Clem
Jennie Hayden Boxdorfer.
Again, Jennie & sister Martina are descended from Irish Haydens, not the Maryland Catholic Haydens. Tom Tucker does have Maryland Catholic Hayden ancestors. It is those Haydens that include the Basil Hayden of Old Grandad whiskey fame.
|Street in Herculaneum about 1920. Note horse. Anyone know what street this is? Tom and Martina Tucker moved to Herculaneum between 1910 and 1920. Tom worked in the lead smelting plant in Herculaneum.||George Dewey Cope around 1920. The woman in the back is Lessia Tucker, Theresa Tucker's sister. Photo possibly taken in the backyard in Herculaneum, MO|
|Church of the Assumption in Herculaneum, Missouri about 1920. This church is at the foot of the street where Thomas & Martina Tucker lived.||Church of the Assumption in Herculaneum, Missouri in June 1998. This photo was taken in front of the house where Thomas & Martina Tucker lived.|
|Articles on Theresa Cope's death and subsequent
trial & conviction of Raymond Underwood
Office Nurse Shot to Death in Arcade Building -- St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 15 June 1938, Front Page A
Girls Tell of Slayer's Threats -- St. Louis Globe Democrat, several articles June 1938
Alienist to Take Witness Stand in Underwood Trial -- St. Louis Star-Times, 14 December 1938, page 3
Life Term Given Underwood for Nurse's Murder -- St. Louis Star-Times, 15 December 1938, page 22
|Gay Heitlinger (nee Cope) in front of the house where she lived as a little girl from 1926-1930 with her grandparents, Thomas Tucker & Martina Tucker (nee Hayden) in Herculaneum, MO.|
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