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Grace M. Jerkins collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: G-086

Scope and Contents

This collection includes genealogical research, correspondence, photographs and newspaper clipping from Grace M. Jerkins and various researchers in Indiana, and other states, ranging from 1921 to 2000 regarding the Gossett, McKee, Ford, and other related families.


  • 1921 - 2000

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to the Genealogy Division.

Biographical / Historical

Grace Mae Gossett was born September 1, 1904, in Parke County, Indiana to Claude and Jesse McKee Gossett. She had 7 siblings. Gossett graduated from New Goshen High School in 1922 and then attended Indiana State University. She later took classes at Colorado State University. Gossett married Frank Jerkins on December 29th, 1943 in Gary, Indiana and taught in both Elkhart and Gary schools from 1924 to 1958. She was a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Club, the American Association of University Women and the Retired Indiana Teachers. She enjoyed genealogy and oil painting. Grace M. Jerkins died November 5, 2000, in Beech Grove, Indiana.


4.3 Cubic Feet (4 cubic-foot boxes, 1 manuscript box, 1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by the Genealogy Division as a donation from the estate of Grace Jerkins on 2000/11/15.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/06/21 by Sarah Pfundstein. EAD finding aid created 2022/06/28 by Sarah Pfundstein.
Grace M. Jerkins collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the Genealogy Repository

315 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.