Name: Raymond Earl Francisco
Given Name: Raymond Earl
Name: Raymond Earl Cisco
Given Name: Raymond Earl
Name: Ted Francis Hooper
Given Name: Ted Francis
Name: Raymond Earl Scisco
Given Name: Raymond Earl
Change Date: 26 MAY 2010
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Birth: 11 NOV 1898 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana USA
As compiled by Barbara Crosby Hooper and Linda Hooper Bianchi:
Ted was born November 11, 1898 (date as told to family by Ted) in Madison, Indiana on the Ohio river, his birth name was Raymond Earl Francisco which he changed to Ted Francis Hooper before he was married.
According to his sister Freida, he saved a man's life (from drowning) during High School and received an award.
He served in the United States military as a mule skinner in the Field Artillery at Ft Sill Oklahoma and in Mississippi where a mule kicked him ending his mule skinner days. Family legend states that at one time his picture as a mule skinner hung in the Fort Sill museum. Ted served in France during World War One, as a Recon Sergeant.
He later worked for the B.F. Goodrich company first as a plant manager in Marion, Ohio during World War Two; later as an industrial relations manager in Akron, Ohio. He knew some of the early astronauts personally and had something to do with the design of the zipper in their suits.
He retired after 40 years of service with the company, receiving an engraved silver punch bowl as a remembrance. Ted and Mable remained in their home in Stow, Ohio for several years but moved to San Antonio, Texas in 1966, to stay with Barbara Hooper and the granddaughters when George was stationed in Vietnam. They later purchased their own home in San Antonio and remained there until Ted passed away August 31, 1973. Mable remained in San Antonio, living in an apartment for several years and in 1980 moved to Bisbee, Arizona to live with her son and his family, George and Barbara Hooper. In 1988 Mable moved with her son's family to Sierra Vista, Arizona where she remained until her death April 12, 1993.
Ted had an uncle that used to run paddle wheel boats up and down the (Ohio ?) river.
Ted liked to smoke cigars and do carpentry work as a hobby.
Mable was born September 2, 1896 in Posey, Illinois but grew up in Edinburg, Illinois. Her mother loved to crochet and had crochet work all over the home. She graduated from High School in 1914 and worked in her father's hardware store. After a tragic fire destroyed the store in 1926, the family moved to Akron, Ohio.
While in the Akron and Stow, Ohio area Mable worked 13 years for the Goodyear Aircraft Company from 1917 to 1930, in the business office. She was also known for her culinary arts, having owned her own bakery until the World War Two years. Following the war, she returned to her love of cooking, becoming the Head Chef of a famous restaurant in the Akron / Stow, Ohio area. As a professional Chef she formulated her own recipes that were featured on the Smorgasbord Restaurant's menu, and she often catered sit-down dinners for hundreds of guests.
In San Antonio, Texas; she and her husband took pleasure in serving the Youth Groups at the Alamo Heights Christian Church, providing them with Sunday evening dinners. Mable also delighted the community with her Lenton Season Luncheon meals, the Church served to the public, especially the area businessmen who looked forward to them each year. After her husband Ted's death she served on the Board of Directors of her church and also worked with the handicapped children at the Santa Rosa Children's Center. To occupy her time, she provided child-care in her home for a number of her young family friends. The children of these families, looked upon her as their grandmother too and kept in touch, some even visiting her after she moved to Arizona.
Mable had an acute memory, keeping track of all of the children, their spouses, and ten grandchildren's birthdays, graduations, marriages, and births of ten great grandchildren. She was also sharp with figures and kept her own checkbook in her head. She enjoyed TV and kept up with all of the current events. She loved to travel, including an extended trip to visit her daughter and family in Ohio during her 97th year. Mable had the gift of service and amazed he physicians with her alertness and fighting spirit to the end. She had great tenacity and a special sense of humor, always the loving daughter, sister, and mother as well as grandmother.
As compiled by Cathy Hooper Galloway and Linda Hooper Bianchi:
Sometime after he was discharged from the army, (between 1917 and 1927) Raymond Earl Francisco, for reasons known only to himself, changed his name to Ted Francis Hooper. Family members have been unable to find any record of a legal name change. He passed away without ever telling his children about his name change, having sworn his wife to secrecy. The discovery of the different first name came about after his death through contact with other family members; all of whom assumed we knew about the name change and never brought up the subject. Supposedly the Francis middle name was to appease his mother. We knew absolutely nothing about the original Francisco surname until 1990, when Mable, decided to tell her son George.
Ted did use his "birth" name on a legal document of land / property transfer dated March 21, 1949, in Madison, Jefferson County Indiana, from himself to his brother, Lloyd M Francisco. Witnesses include his wife, Mable, listed as Mable Francisco; his sister Frieda Francisco King and her husband George F King.
In later years, wishing to help set the record straight, Mable Hooper signed an affidavit, confirming her birth and marriage dates. The affidavit was signed by Mable M Hooper and dated January 24, 1992. The affidavit also included the statement; "To the best of my knowledge, information and belief, my husband Ted Francis Hooper, now deceased, did not officially or legally change his name from his birth name of Raymond Earl Francisco"
Death: 31 AUG 1973 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas USA
From Linda Hooper Bianchi:
He told his son, daughter and grandchildren that he was born November 11 1898
In the Baby Book of his son George, Ted's birthdate is listed as November 11, 1895
According to the research of David King in Indiana, the physician who delivered Raymond mixed the information up on the birth records with another family, showing a birth date of November 20 1898 but that they have always had records of him being born on November 11, 1898.
A High School record shows his birth date as November 11, 1898.
The US Federal Census for 1900 lists his birthdate as November 1898.
His World Wat Two Draft lists his birth date as November 11, 1895
Mable, Raymond / Ted's wife, always said that he was born in 1895 so he would appear older than her.
Burial: 5 SEP 1973 Summit County Ohio USA
United States Social Security Death Index
Name: Ted Hooper
Last Residence: 78209 San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States of America
Born: 11 Nov 1895
Died: Aug 1973
State (Year) SSN issued: Ohio (Before 1951 )
Texas Death Records
Name: Ted F. Hooper
Death date: 31 Aug 1973
Death place: Texas
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 77 years
Estimated birth year: 1896
Father name: Thomas Hooper
(Note: Actually Thomas Francisco)
Father birth place:
Mother name: Margaret Monroe
Mother birth place:
Film number: 2242847
Digital GS number: 4167942
Image number: 2882
Reference number: cn 57904
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
Status: SINGLE (note this is an error as he was still married and living at home at the time of his death - personal knowledge, Linda Hooper Bianchi, grandaughter)
Occupation: Marion County Ohio USA
From inside of memorial service phamplet
TED F. HOOPER
November 11, 1895 - August 31, 1973
Services to be held at
Billow Falls Chapel
Wednesday September 5, 1973 3:00 p.m.
Rev Leo Gregory
Rev Harold Hopkins
Rose Hill Burial Park
BF Goodrich Co
1920 Office Clerk
Plant manager during World War II; later as Industrial Relations manager.
Rural Route 13, Madison, Indiana
Event: World War One
(From Raymond Francisco High School Report Card)
East Street, Madison, Indiana
(From 1920 US Census)
1354 Chester Avenue Cuyahoga County, Ohio
(listed on marriage certificate)
146 Clemmer Ave, Akron Ohio (From July 7 1929 newspaper article, "Tots Celebrate Fourth")
567 Diagonal Road Stow Summit Ohio
(World War Two Draft Registration)
136 Hudson Road, Stow, Ohio (From Dec 1951, June 1952 Letters, personal knowledge)
611 Larkwood Drive, San Antonio, Texas (personal knowledge)
U. S. Census
Ft Sill Oklahoma: Mule Skinner, Field Artillery, according to family legend, a picture of him as a mule skinner hung in a museum in Oklahoma City at one time.
US Army Serial #: 1576309
WWI: Recon Sergeant; France
(World War One Service)
Indiana National Guard Enlistment Record (Partial Transcription)
Enlistment Date: 7 Oct 1917
Name: Francisco, Raymond E.
Regiment: 4th, Company: I, Station: Madison
Wgt. 137 Hgt. 5 ft 6 3/4 in
Age 18 yrs 7 mo Complexion Fair Eyes Brown Hair Brown
Born at .................. County: Jefferson State: Ind. Occup: Clerk
Res. Madison, Ind. Single (martial status)
In case of emergency notify: Thomas G. Francisco, (Father) Madison, Ind.
Rec't'g Off: Capt Manford G. Henley
Co I 4th Inf ing to 10/1/17 : Btry E 139 Fa to disch.
Corp 10/1/17: Sgt 6/1/18
Discharged Honorably: Drafted into U. S. Military Service 8-6-17, Automatically discharged from (?)
Overseas 10/6/18 to 12/23/18
Hon disch 1/16/19 on demobilization
Signed Federal Oath 7/10/17
(World War One Service)
U. S, Army Enlistment Record (Partial Transcription)
#564 Discharge 4A page 331
Name: Raymond E. Francisco, Grade: Sergeant
Enlisted or Inducted: Aug 5 1917 at Madison Ind.
For ................................. Serving in: (?)-----------------------------------
Battles, engagements, skirmishes, expeditions: American Expeditionary Forces
Sailed from U.S. Oct 6, 1918 / Arrived in the U.S. (something unreadable) 1918
Knowledge of any Vocation: Clerk
Wounds received in battle: None
Physical condition when discharged: Good
Married or Single: Single
Honorable Discharge from the United States Army (Partial Transcription)
To All Whom It May Concern
This is to certify, that Raymond E. Francisco, a1576609 Sergeant of Battery "E" 139th Field Artillary ........... as a testimonial of honest and faithful service, is hereby honorably discharged from the United States army by reason of, Expiration of term of service D.O. 12/20-18 ..................................
Given under my hand at Ft. Benj. Harrison this 16 day of Jan. one thousand nine hundred and nineteen. ...........................
From the book:
Jefferson County In The World War
An Historical and Sociological Study of One Indiana County During the War Period 1917-1918
By George S. Cottman
Published By The Jefferson County Historical Society, Madison, Indiana 1920
May 19, 1917 permission was received from Adjutant-General Smith, of the State of Indiana (National Guard) to form a local Infantry unit at Madison Indiana with a minimum strength of 65 men and 3 officers. This unit became Company I of the 4th Infantry Regiment, a volunteer home unit. The grounds of the Country Club at the west end of Madison became a temporary camp ground of tents for the unit, becoming known as Camp Madison. Company I left Madison for Fort Benjamin Harrison on the morning of September 13, 1917, The Company joined with their Regiment, the Fourth Infantry, and all began military training. September 25th, the Fourth Infantry was restationed at Camp Shelby, Mississippi; here the unit remained for over a year when a part of the unit was sent overseas. The National Guard unit was merged into the military system around October 1st, and Company I became Battery E, of the 139th Regiment of Field Artillery, 38th Division of the United States Army. May 1918, fifty-eight men of the unit were sent overseas to be used as replacement troops. On September 19, 1918 the regiment was sent to Camp Upton, Long Island and remained there until October 6th, when they boarded the English transport, Cedric, for overseas. By the time Battery E was sent overseas, the war was nearly over and it did not make it to the battle front. The unit remained a few days at Camp Codford in England and then was sent to France, crossing the English Channel and landing at Cherbourg. They slowly made their way through France toward Paris and were at Camp De Meucon when news of the armistice reached them. On November 30th, the Regiment began moving toward the port of Brest, "being again loaded into cattle cars" The unit remained there for about two weeks, doing anything to help, such as unload ships, work at the sawmill, etc. December 13th, they acted as a Guard of Honor for President Wilson and his party upon their arrival at Brest. The next day, the regiment "embarked upon the President's ship, the George Washington, and Sunday evening at 2:15 sailed out of the harbor of Brest for home." The George Washington made dock at Hoeboken on Christmas Eve. From Hoeboken, the regiment went to Camp Merritt, New Jersey for about two weeks, then to Fort Benjamin Harrison, where the men were discharged January 16th, 1919. "The next day they reached Madison in a body and were given a joyful ovation, including a big chicken dinner at the armory; and thus ended the history of our home company as a unit in the World War"
A section of this book also contains copies of soldiers letters from some of the men serving in the various military units during the war. Included is a portion of a letter from Corporal Raymond Francisco telling about the conditions at Camp Shelby, Mississippi; partially transcribed as follows: "We have crossed the swamp since we've been here. In some places you can poke a stick down in the mud or muck dour or five feet. Have seen some wild turkey. Quail are very plentiful. ........ I find the people down here still use oxen to work with. There's a plantation in a half mile of camp that uses the old way of grinding their cane and corn, which is two large rock with holes for a pole, and then they hitch the oxen to this pole and do the grinding that way. ......... I go quite often to a little town by the name of McLauren. It reminds me of some of the western scenes in the movies, as the stores are frames with porches in front and a place for horses to be hitched and the men ride into town in bunches of twenty or thirty. ........... Life at Camp Shelby is sure a busy one. Things never get a chance to stand still for the program is changed every week. ......."
Event: School Record
1900 United States Federal Census
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana
Thomas Francisco Head 28 Born in Indiana Apr 1872
Occupation: Cigar maker
Maggie Francisco Wife 23 Born in Indiana Jan 1877
Raymond Francisco son 1 Born in Indiana Nov 1898
1920 United States Federal Census
Akron Ward 5, Summit County, Ohio
Raymond Francesco Lodger 21 Born in Indiana
Occupation: Office Clerk, Rubber Factory
W W Two Draft
This High School record shows
Madison Public Schools
Name: Raymond Francisco
Date of birth: Nov. 11 1998
Place of birth: Madison Ind.
Date of entering High School: Sept 1912
Transferred: May 18, 1916 with 32 credits
Parent or Guardian: Thomas G Francisco Madison R.R. #13 Occupation Cigar Maker
(This record was probably obtained for use when joining the military during World War One)
World War Two Draft Registration Card
REGISTRATION CARD - (Men born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16 1897)
Serial Number: 630
Name: Ted Francis Hooper
Place or Residence: 567 Diagonal Road Stow Summit Ohio
Mailing Address: Box 179 Stow Ohio
Telephone: ov. - 8744
Age in years: 46
Date of birth: Nov 11, 1895
Place of birth: Jefferson County Indiana
Name and address of person who will always know your address:
Mable M. Hooper (wife) same address
Employer's Name and Address: B. F. Goodrich Co
Place of Employment or Business: 500 S Main Akron Summit Ohio
I Affirm That I Have Verified Above Answers And That They Are True
Signature: Ted F. Hooper
Height: 5' 6 1/2 "
Color of Hair: Brown
Color of Eyes: Grey
Other obvious characteristics that will aid in identification: none
Signature of registrar: Vera Seery
Registrar for the local board: 13 Summit Ohio
Date of Registration: Apr 26, 1942
Father: Thomas Geisner Francisco b: APR 1872 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana USA
Mother: Margaret Monroe b: 17 JAN 1877 in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana USA
Mable Magdalene Segelhorst b: 2 SEP 1896 in Posey, Clinton County, Illinois USA
30 OCT 1927
in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio USA
Transcription of wedding announcement:
Mr. and Mr. John Segelhorst
announce the marriage of their daughter
Mr. Ted Hooper
on Saturday, the twenty-fifth of June
Nineteen hundred and twenty-seven
after the fifteenth of November
713 Hillsdale Avenue
Apparently they had the intention of marrying in June, but for reasons unknown, the wedding was delayed and they were not married until October. A possible reason would be the death of Ted's father in April of that year or delays due to travel or other problems.
Partial Transcription from copy of Marriage License
Application Number 228 (1 or 4 ?) 42
Filed: October 29 1027
Name: Ted Hooper
Age: 32 Residence: 1354 Chester Avenue
Place of Birth: Madison, Ind
Father's Name: Thos. Hooper
Mother's Maiden Name: Margaret Monroe
Number of times previously married: None
Name: Mable Segelhorst
Age: 31 Residence: 12412 Cedar Rd
Place of Birth: Posey, Ills
Father's Name: John Segelhorst
Mother's Maiden Name: Catherine Schuchman
Number of times previously married: None
Marriage to be solemnized by: Rev F Blanchard, Eculid & 96 St.
The State of Ohio, Cuyahoga County
I certify, That on the 30th day of October, 1927 Mr. Ted Hooper
and Miss. Mable Segelhorst were by me legally joined in marriage
Rev. F. Q. Blanchard
A handwritten affidavit for Mable signed by Catherine Segelhorst, dated October 24, 1942 because Mable never had a birth certificate, according to the county records; states in part " this is to certify that Mable Segelhorst Hooper was born at Posey Illinois Clinton County on the Sept. 2 1896"
A later affidavit, confirms her birth and marriage dates, signed by Mable M Hooper and dated January 24, 1992
- George Thomas Hooper b: 16 MAY 1928 in Akron, Summit County, Ohio USA
- Abbrev: Family Archives of Kerrick Lee Galloway
Title: Family Archives of Kerrick Lee Galloway
From the research and compilation done by Kerrick Lee Galloway
received Dec 1998,
GEDCOM file received with no source citations
- Abbrev: Family Archives of George King Family
Title: Compilation of data on Monroe and Francisco lines
Compiled by George David King
- Abbrev: Family Archives of Hooper / Crosby / Bianchi and Related Families
Title: Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
Bianchi's Twig, Tree & Treasure A Genealogical Sojourn
by Linda & Mike Bianchi, email: email@example.com
The project started in earnest during the 1960's and has continued sporadically from then on with help by various family members and a lot of friends. Oral and documented family information was complied by Linda Bianchi nee Hooper and Barbara Hooper nee Crosby, later augmented with additions by Lee and Cathy nee Hooper Galloway. A special Thank You to Michele Yvonne Hayward Tate and her family and to Amy Holtgrewe Haertling and her family, for their generous help. The project continues to be updated and expanded by Linda and Mike Bianchi.
Not all of the source data is listed simply because the data is a compilation from many different sources, most which were family oral history records. Some data will have individuals or groups listed as the source of information. While these persons should be credited and are thanked for making significant contributions to this work, they should by no means be construed as being the only source for that particular data or as the only person to have worked on that line.