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Theodore Herman Rudolph  Belling

Theodore Herman Rudolph Belling

Male 1899 - 1968  (68 years)

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  • Name Theodore Herman Rudolph Belling  [1, 2
    Born 22 Sep 1899  Appleton, Outagamie Cnty, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 22 Oct 1899  St. Paul's Evan. Lutheran Ch, Appleton, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1968  Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Cnty, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Forest Lawn Mem. Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I1665  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2010 

    Father Johann Friedrich Ferdinand Belling,   b. 22 Oct 1858, Sassenhagen, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1910, Appleton, Outagamie Cnty, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Anna A. Blumenkranz,   b. 4 May 1864, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1922, Appleton, Outagamie Cnty, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married Y  [1
    Family ID F588  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gervaise Damian Snouffer,   b. 2 Apr 1900, Cedar Rapids, Linn Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1980, Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Cnty, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 11 Sep 1923  Burlington, IA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Theodore Henry Belling, Jr,   b. 6 Dec 1924, Davenport, Scott Cnty, IA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1998, Middletown, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     2. Gervaise Helen Belling,   b. 26 Jun 1926, Minneapolis, MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 2008, Highlands, Denver, CO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Bruce Carlton Belling,   b. 22 Apr 1932, Evanston, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     4. Sallie Jane Belling,   b. 28 Dec 1934, Evanston, Cook Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 5 Dec 2009 12:43:00 
    Family ID F587  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Gervaise Dynes-Wollak reports that "Ted" was in sales and marketing and for a while was President of the Fram Corporation. She states further that "Ted and Jerry eloped and had a civil ceremony performed by a justice-of-the-peace in Burlington, IA. Ted was Lutheran and Jerry was Catholic."

      In March 2008, Gervaise wrote the following biographical sketch:
      "Theodore Herman Rudolph Belling was born in Appleton, WI, the 2nd child of Johann Friedrich Ferdinand and Anna (Blumenkranz) Belling. All his life everyone assumed his middle name was Henry, as his older brother was named Henry Theodore. It wasn't until his death that his family discovered the "H" stood for Herman. Both his parents had been married before, so he had 11 siblings (2 natural and 9 halves). He attended Appleton Public Schools and when he graduated, [and] was sent to New Mexico to work for his uncle. The work was boring and his uncle, frustrated with him, put him on the first train home, which turned out to be a wonderful twist of fate. While waiting for his connection in Chicago, he met Mr. Black of Black & Decker, who hired him on the spot as a salesman. Ted spent 1921-1939 working his way up to Zone Manager of B&D. He left to join a smaller, growing company by the name of Fram, where he spent the rest of his career. He eventually became President of Fram from 1954-1961, when he retired. He was a great horseman until he was thrown off a new stallion, which broke his hip and ended his riding. He loved deep sea fishing and was an avid tournament fisherman winning many trophies and setting records. He moved to Ft. Lauderdale to live out his life and entertain his children and grandchildren with trips on his beloved boat, the "Madcap". He married Gervaise Damien Snouffer on Septmeber 11, 1923, in a small civil ceremony in Burlington, IL. He raised four children: Theodore Henry, DVM (Justine McGee), Gervaise Helen (Mrs. Robert A. Dynes), Bruce Carlton (Jane Haley) and Sallie Jane (Mrs. Timothy O'Connor); and had 12 grandchildren. He died peacefully in his sleep at his home in Ft. Lauderdale on August 10, 1968. He was loved and admired by many for his zest for life." See http://www.findagrave.com (Memorial 25195516).

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] Gervaise|, Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, "Snouffer2.ftw" and subsequent Email reports to Wm. C. Snouffer, (Gervaise Dynes-Wolak, Email: ten8ious@msn.com).

    2. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com).