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Leo Lavergne Updike (1916-1960)

Leo Lavergne Updike was b. 29 Jul 1916 in Humboldt, Allen Co., Kansas to
Samuel F. Updike (1863-1932) and Clara Isabell Parmenter (1884-1937). A
WW II veteran, he died instantly in an automobile accident near Borger,
Hutchinson Co., Texas. He is buried in Highland Park Cemetery in Borger
(Find A Grave Memorial # 48366631).

1920 Census, Humboldt, Allen, Kansas, United States
S F Updike Head M 56 Indiana
Clara Updike Wife F 35 Nebraska
Ralph Updike Son M 15 Iowa
Theodore Updike Son M 12 Kansas
Oliver E Updike Son M 10 Kansas
Eugene Updike Son M 6 Kansas
Leo Laverne Updike Son M 3 Kansas

1930 Census, Humboldt, Allen, Kansas, United States
Samuell F Updike Head M 66 Indiana
Clara I Updike Wife F 45 Nebraska
Ralph E Updike Son M 25 Iowa
Edwin C Updike Son M 9 Kansas
Oliver E Updike Son M 20 Kansas
Samuel E Updike Son M 16 Kansas
Leo L Updike Son M 13 Kansas

1940 Census, Borger, Justice Precinct 2, Hutchinson, Texas, United States
Ida May Lackey Head F 56 Texas
Myrtle Juanita Lackey Daughter F 17 New Mexico
William Bielepeldt Lodger M 24 Texas
Martin Raymond Sheets Lodger M 27 Texas
Charlie Baxter Walker Lodger M 22 Oklahoma
Clyde Cary Porter Lodger M 21 Oklahoma
Herford Keith Bowden Lodger M 21 Oklahoma
Charles Herbert Reed Lodger M 26 Kansas
Leo L Updike Lodger M 23 Kansas

United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
Name: Leo L Updike
Name (Original): UPDIKE LEO L
Event Type: Military Service
Event Date: 23 Oct 1941
Event Place: Ft Bliss, El Paso, Texas, United States
Race: White
Citizenship Status: citizen
Birth Year: 1916
Birthplace: KANSAS
Education Level: 2 years of college
Civilian Occupation: Structural-and ornamental-metal workers
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Military Rank: Private
Army Branch: Air Corps
Army Component: Regular Army (including Officers, Nurses, Warrant
Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source Reference: Selective Service within 3 months of Discharge
Serial Number: 38069233
Affiliate ARC Identifier: 1263923
Box Film Number: 12836.49

Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976
Name: Leo Lavergne Updike
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 03 Jun 1960
Event Place: Borger, Hutchinson, Texas, United States
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Married
Birth Date: 29 Jul 1916
Birthplace: Humboldt, [Allen Co.,] Kansas
Father's Name: Sam Updike
Mother's Name: Clara Parmenter
Certificate Number: 36940
Cause of Death: Auto accident on Highway 136; "instant death"
WW II Veteran
SSN: 511-09-8775
Residence: 704 Bartush, Borger, Hutchinson Co., Texas


Ted Smith to Sackett Family Mailing List, 24 Aug 2014

Leo Lavergne Updike (1916-1960)

A copy of a news article has been added to Find A Grave during the past
couple of days.

Find A Grave Memorial# 48366631

*Leo Lavergne "Dub" Updike

Birth:      Jul. 29, 1916
Allen County
Kansas, USA
Death:      Jun. 3, 1960
Hutchinson County
Texas, USA

Texas, Death Certificates, 1903--1982
Name: Leo Lavergne Updike
Birth Date: 29 Jul 1916
Birth Place: Humboldt, Kansas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Residence: Borger, Hutchinson, Texas
Father: Sam Updike
Mother: Clara Parmenter
Age at Death: 43
Death Date: 3 Jun 1960
Death Place: Borger, Hutchinson, Texas, USA

FRITCH - (Special) - A Borger man was killed instantly and his wife
injured in a one-car automobile accident Friday night at 10:15 p.m. on
State Highway 136 approximately 100 yards east of the Fritch city limits.

Dead is Leo L. (Dub) Updike, 43, of 704 Bartush. His wife, Hazel, was in
fair condition Saturday night in North Plains Hospital with a broken arm
and abrasions.

According to investigating Highway Patrol officers, Updike apparently
lost control of his automobile while traveling at a high rate of speed
toward Fritch. The car overturned four times and Updike was thrown
approximately 22 feet from the automobile. The car was completely

Justice of the Peace J.D. Miller pronounced Updike dead at the scene of
the accident. Mrs. Updike, who was not thrown from the wreckage, was
taken to North Plains Hospital by Tri-City Ambulance.

Services for Updike, a Phillips Petroleum Company employee, will be held
Monday at 5 p.m., in the First Christian Church of Borger with Rev.
Clyde Nichols officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Park Cemetery
under the direction of Simpson's Funeral Home.

He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife; six brothers, Ralph of Olathe, Kan., O.E. of
931 Nelson in Borger, Sam E. of Sweeny, Ted of Covington, Okla., Ed,
stationed with the U.S. Air Force in Chanute, Kan., and Al of Kirkwood,
Mo.; and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Glenda Savage of Amarillo.

Pallbearers will be R.D. Royse, Gerald Warren, Wayne Ewing, Dewey
Malicoat, A.G. Eason and W.H. Acker.

(Published in Borger News Herald, June 5, 1960)

Family links:
Samuel F. Updike (1863 - 1932)

Clara Isabell/Parmenter/Updike (1884 - 1937)

Ralph E. Updike (1904 - 1990)
Oliver Esten "Slim" Updike (1909 - 1986)
Samuel E Updike (1913 - 1993)
Leo Lavergne Updike (1916 - 1960)

*Calculated relationship
Highland Park Cemetery

Hutchinson County
Texas, USA

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Record added: Feb 20, 2010