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Williams' Tent Show.

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01) School District 2. Ida Skelton, 621 S 7th : Ischmel (05/20/05 age 17), Christian (05/20/07 age 15), Paul (06/10/09 age 14), Richard (06/18/13 age 10). [1] (Clark Junior High School?)

[Stage] Medicine Show [2]

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1923 07 13) 'Doc' Reynolds E. Lewis's "Famous Miracle Remedy" Patent Medicine show. Show tour in Flora, IL. (Cast: Nina Lewis, Red MacLeonard, Smoky, Barbara (Smoky's wife).)
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1924 03 13) Raymond Hitchcock "The Old Soak" Pantheon Theatre.
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1924 05 01) School District 7. (Ida Albin) 34 E. Lyndale: Paul (7/10/08 age 16), Cris (7/15/07 age 17 job: Cleaner), Bernard (8/18/13 age 11), Ishamal (8/15/04 age 20). [3]
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Denny moves to Mansfield, Ohio. [4]

1925 11 "The Phantom of the Opera" showing at the Pantheon. (Skelton remembers a time when he wore make-up to promote the movie in Lawrenceville, IL.) [5]

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Skelton. 1021 N 9th.|  Eheart, C. A. 629 S 8th. Wife: Jessie T.|  Skelton, Paul F. lab. 1021 N. 9th St.

Denny Skelton, motocycle repairman, 19 N. Weldon Ave., Mansfield, OH. [4] [6]

Member of 1st school safety patrol. Jr. High School on Buntin St. [7]

John Lawrence Stock Company. [8]


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1926 03 09) Died Jessie Eheart age 34.
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John Lawrence Stock Co.

? Captain Hittner Showboat "The Cotton Blossom". Put to shore at Natchez, MI. The story is that the captain did not approve of Red's relationship with his daughter, Samantha.?

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"Uncle Tom's Cabin" plays. Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus?.

1928 01 17-19) Gibault Circus. Clown - Red Skelton. Old Cathedral Boy Scouts Troup No. 6. [9], [10]
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On stage at age 15. [11]

1929 01 Denny weds. [4]
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10) School Distirct 5, Paul Skelton, age 18 (07/10/10), address: 1021 N. 9th.

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18) Young Men's Christian Association circus

1929 05 13) "Daughters of Isabella” Minstrel-Revue, Gibault Auditorium
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29) WGBF radio, Evansville. Brought in by Jess Roudebush. American Legion program. Sponsor Vin Packing Corp. Sang “There’s a Rainbow Around My Shoulder” [12]

Medicine Show (Granite City, IL; St. Louis school of dancing; Springfield, MO; Oklahoma City, OK.) 1925? Medicine Show in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Muskogee, OK. [5]

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16) Born: Jeannie Skelton (niece)

16) Returns from Medicine Show [13] [14]
25) [Stage] Minstrel Follies. Stout Minstrel show ‘A. Sap’ [15]
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25) [Died: Raymond Hitchcock] [16]

1929 12 13) [Stage] Midnight Frolic

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08) (Hagenbeck and Wallace Circus comes to Vincennes, IN. With Clyde Beatty.) [17]

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23) Died: Christopher Eheart. age 48. 518 Nicholas St. Mt. Calvary Dusenbury.

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  1. School Records RHC#370 Red Skelton Papers, Vincennes University.
  2. Ball State University program, 10/08/1977
  3. School Records RHC#370 Red Skelton Papers, Vincennes University
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 email 03/25/2014, Timothy McKee
  5. 5.0 5.1 Autobiography Notes
  6. Mansfield City Directory
  7. VSC 10/01/53
  8. by Mark Pace, Dalton Daily Citizen, 03/09/2009
  9. Vincennes Sun
  10. Vincennes Morning Commercial
  11. 1947/04/18 letter to Lion's Roar from Clarence Stout.
  12. VSC 09/03/63
  13. "Show Trouper Arrives Home", Vincennes Commercial, 11/16/1929
  14. VSC 06/18/2006
  15. VSC 11/26/29
  16. "Noted Star of Stage Passes", Vincennes Commerical, 11/26/1929
  17. Vincennes Sun, 04/07/1930

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