The now and then postings of the discoveries and contributions of the Miller and Bechtold families .

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Constant Family Relatives: Emma Constant's Nieces & Nephews

Emma's brother, Boston Stingley Constant:

Son of Isaac and Talitha Stingley Constant; married Charlotte Richardson on July 2, 1874; parents of seven children. Boston grew up on a farm in Indiana and began carpentry as his livelihood building barns and outbuildings eventually becoming a contractor of grain elevators. He lived in Kokomo, IN then moved to Oxford, IN where he formed a small manufacturing plant and construction business. In 1894, Boston moved from Oxford, IN to Bloomington, IL with four men who he relied on, Daniel G. Eikenberry (who later married Boston's daughter, Adella), L.J. McMillin, Charles E. Flora and Frank Temple. They built grain elevators near Bloomington, IL and rented space in downtown Bloomington for his offices and manufacturing. While in Bloomington, he invented and had patented the United States Corn Sheller and Chair Conveyor and Feeders. A copy of the B. S. Constant Manufacturing Company catalog number 3, published in 1914, is available at the McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington, IL.

The Constant sisters, nieces of Emma in 1900:

The photo below has Adella Constant Eikenberry, Iona Constant, Geroge Orin Constant, [our 1st cousins thrice removed] Charlotte Richardson their mother [our Great Grand Aunt], and the Eikenberry kids Robert and Ralph, 2nd Cousins once removed.

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