Richard Alphonse Wurm, son of Isidor and Anna Celia (Steinmetz) Wurm, was born 25 Nov 1895 and died 25 March 1976 at Dallas Texas. He married Irene Isabel Unser 17 Feb 1919. Irene was born 7 April 1897 in Hopewell Township, Seneca County, Ohio to Daniel and Anna (Phillips) Unser and died 29 Dec 1928 in Tiffin, Ohio. Richard's second marriage was after 1930 to Ruth - . His third marriage was on 29 April 1942 to Esther M. (Schoenberger) Sours. Ester was born 20 July 1898 in Wyandot County, Ohio to Michael J. and Christina (Sturig) Schoenberger and died 26 August 1988 at Tiffin, Ohio. She had been previously married to Arthur Sours. Richard's fourth marriage was on 7 Feb 1949 at Norwalk, Ohio to Mary Pauline (Hepperly) Kagy. Mary was born 2 Jan 1909 in Scipio Township, Seneca County, Ohio to William and Ruth (Ruehle) Happerly and died 24 May 2001 at Attica, Ohio. Richard and Mary divorced before 1954. Richard's fifth marriage was on 19 Oct 1956 at Sandusky, Ohio to Lillian M. (Mason) Fennell. Lillian was born 19 July 1902 at Lovette, Georgia to Robert and Lizzie (Hutchinson) Mason. She had been previously married to Dewey S. Fennell, who died in 1930. Richard and Lillian divorced in February, 1958.
Obituary of Irene Isabel (Unser) Wurm - Tiffin Tribune, Tiffin, Ohio, 29 Dec 1928, page 5 column 2
"MRS. IRENE WURM, 31, DEAD OF PNEUMONIA
FLU DEVELOPS COMPLICATIONS TO WHICH YOUNG WIFE SUCCUMBS - FUNERAL TUESDAY
Mrs. Irene Isabel Wurm, 31, wife of Richard Wurm, living north of Tiffin, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock in Mercy hospital following an illness of five days, brought on by influenza.
Pneumonia rapidly developed and as a last chance Mrs. Wurm was brought to Mercy hospital for treatment. She had been at the hospital two days.
She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Unser and was born April 7, 1897 in Hopewell township, five miles west of Tiffin on the Findlay road. She was married to Mr. Wurm Feb. 17, 1919. Since then they resides five miles north of Tiffin near the Umstead bridge.
Besides her husband and her parents, Mrs. Wurm leaves five children; Richard Junior, Alice, Clarence, William and Patrick, all at home. Irvin Unser of Hopewell township is a brother.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at ten o'clock in St. Mary's church. Interment will be in the parish cemetery."
Richard Alphonse and Irene Isabel (Unser) Wurm had six children. Following the death of their mother, these six children were placed in St. Francis Orphanage at Tiffin, Ohio:
1 - Richard Arnold Wurm (about 1921-)
2 - Mary Alice "Sr. Mary Gregory" Wurm was born 5 August 1922 at Tiffin, Ohio and died 19 April 2001 in Montgomery County, Ohio. She was a Catholic nun.
3 - Clarence Daniel "Jim" Wurm (1924-1996)
4 - William Liguori "Billy" Wurm was born 28 Sept 1925 in Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio. It is unknown if Billy died in childhood or was adopted out of the orphanage.
5 - Linus Patrick O'Leary Wurm was born 17 Oct 1926 at Tiffin, Ohio and died 11 Feb 1930 at Tiffin, Ohio. He is buried in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Tiffin.
6 - James L. Wurm was born 26 Oct 1927 in Liberty Township, Seneca County, Ohio and died 21 Dec 1927 at Tiffin, Ohio.