Thursday, October 11, 2007

Red Skelton's Mother and Brothers family

I have been working on researching the Skelton family but have reached a dead end. Looking for help. Sometime in the late 1920s the family moved to Mansfield, OH. Ida Mae married Gustave Soderstrom, don't know where. He was a railroad man and died in California June 1962 at the age of 71. Have not found more about him or his family. Red's brother were Chris, Paul and Denny. Chris had a cleaners in Lawrenceville, IL that was in a fire 1948. Still working on more. Paul ended up working in a Hollywood studio. I have heard that he was a prop man for "Lost in Space". Need more. Found details on Denny Skelton. He died in Mansfield, OH 06-07-1943 from a heart attack. His wife was Irene Mytle Rhodes. Daughters Jeannine and Linda. Irene remarred a Mitchell Boodman. Moved to Cleveland. Jeannie was born 11-16-1929. She married William Fredrick McKee 06-16-1951. I am guessing that they have a daughter also named Jeannine that became a golfer. She may have married someone named Burge. This is a guess. Linda married A. Charles Tuttle 09-06-1952. The Tuttles had a landscaping business. Found that they had a son named Charles Tyson Tuttle, born 08-09-1953. Tyson was a football player in Mansfield.

I would like to contact the family or get more info.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the info ive been looking for the names of reds brothers and could only find them here

Anonymous said...

OMG I NEED HIS FAMILY, CHILDHOOD, MARRIAGE, CHILDREN AND SCHOOL PLZZ IF YOU OR SOMEONE FINDS IT PELEASE POST IT TO ME seven.asla-g-@hotmail.com tnx alot

rjskelton47@msn.com said...

hi,my name is richard skelton,named after red for some reason . all i know,is that my greatgrandmother told me i was born a few years after richards death.it is so strange that my father (robert)looked a lot like red and to add to that my grandfather was named joesph. fell free to contact me at my web address

Anonymous said...

there is a Lawrence Skelton in Wichita, KS, who says Red Skelton was his uncle (uncle or great uncle, I don't remember).

york said...

I grew up in Los Angeles. In the mid 60's I was maybe 13. I used to ice skate with a another young teen named Cheryl Skogsdale (not sure of the spelling). Her family touted they they were related to Red Skelton, I recall seeing his clown paintings in their home. I believe Cheryl was a niece or cousin. But who knows, maybe they were just telling stories.

Anonymous said...

Jeannine Skelton and I attended the same grade school and class in Mansfield Ohio.Her father,Denny,had a radio repair business,working out of his home. She was so proud of her uncle Red.



Nov.2,2010

Anonymous said...

Jeannine Skelton and I attended the same grade school and class in Mansfield Ohio.Her father,Denny,had a radio repair business,working out of his home. She was so proud of her uncle Red.



Nov.2,2010

Anonymous said...

Met Paul about 65 years ago in LA. We lived in same rooming house. I was up stares with new wife and he had basement apt for his family. He drove old Packard with no starter, we would push down driveway to start. He liked to surf fish at beach. Said Red got him a job at studio. He had been driving beer truck. Very nice man that shared his early TV with us. walkerjptj@aol.com

Anonymous said...

New Reds brother Paul.



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Anonymous said...

My father and I are the only two males remaining in Red's bloodline.
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Unknown said...

I can tell you the address in Mansfield Ohio it was on high st right beside the 1st of train tracks on the left

Jerry Myers said...

I grew up where red lived in Mansfield Ohio