Thursday, February 26, 2015

Gladys Beulah Shumate (1898-1984)

Gladys Beulah Shumate was born on September 21, 1898 in Excelsior, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of William Howell Shumate and Jenna Mae Hood. 

Gladys’ family was living in Excelsior, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma in 1900.   By 1910, the family had moved to Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico

Gladys married Fulton Edmond Slaton on October 17, 1914 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.  She was 16 years old and he was 19 years.  Edmond was born on December 16, 1894 in Kitchen, Hopkins County, Kentucky, the son of Charles Edmond Slaton and Halcyon Utley.

Fulton and Gladys had two children:

Donald Edmond Slaton            born October 18, 1918
Thomas Howell Slaton              born January 6, 1921

Fulton registered for the draft for World War I, along with his brother, Othur.  They registered on June 5, 1917 in Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.  At that time, Fulton and Gladys were living at 210 N. Merriweather in Clovis.  He was employed as a machinist for the U.P.S.F.R.R. (Union Pacific San Francisco Rail Road).  Fulton was tall and slender with blue eyes and brown hair.  He claimed exemption from the draft as he was married and providing for his wife.

By 1920, Fulton and Gladys had moved to Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, where Fulton continued his employment as a machinist for the Railroad.

Fulton Edmond Slaton died on June 13, 1928 in California.  He was 35 years old at his death. 

In the 1930 US Census, Gladys’ children were listed in the household of Earl Lester Baxter.  Earl, who was divorced from his first wife, was living in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.

Gladys Slaton is listed in the California Voter Registrations through 1942.  She was employed as a clerk and lived at 115 South 1st Street in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.

Gladys had married Joseph Patrick McCue in 1942 in San Bernardino County, California.  This was Joseph’s second marriage as well.  John was born on November 24, 1893 in San Bernardino County, California, the son of James T. McCue and Mary Stack. 

According to the California Voter Registrations, the couple was living at 1625 Front Street in San Bernardino County, California, at least until 1946.

Joseph Patrick McCue died on September 24, 1964 in San Bernardino County, California.  He was 70 years old at his death.

Gladys Beulah Shumate Slaton McCue died on March 29, 1984 in San Bernardino County, California.  She was 85 years old at her death.



Notes for Gladys Beulah Shumate
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. California, Death Index, 1940-1997 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.  State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.
Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Excelsior, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Roll: 1338; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 0103; FHL microfilm: 1241338.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Clovis, Curry, New Mexico; Roll: T624_914; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1374927.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Barstow, San Bernardino, California; Roll: T625_128; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 142; Image: 644.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
California Voter Lists:  Ancestry.com. California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
Original data: State of California, United States. Great Register of Voters. Sacramento, California: California State Library.
Marriage to Slaton:  Ancestry.com, OneWorldTree – Fulton Edmond Slaton.  Accessed 9 August 2007.
Marriage to McCue:  Death Record & Voter Lists

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Laura Alice Barron (1878-1961)

Laura Alice Barron was born on May 17, 1878 in Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.  She was the daughter of Riley Eugene Barron and Alice Laurette Nugent.

Laura married James Peyton LaCroix on December 16, 1898 in Catahoula Parrish, Louisiana.  She was 20 years old and he was 27 years.  James was born on September 3, 1871 in Rapides Parrish, Louisiana, the son of Isaac LaCroix and Theodosia Ann Vance.

James and Laura had at least seven children:

Randolph Barron LaCroix               born 1901
Alton Charles LaCroix                     born 1903
Velma LaCroix                                   born 1904
Patty Alma LaCroix                           born 1907
Lulu LaCroix                                      born 1909
Peyton LaCroix                                 born 1912
One child, born and died between 1900 and 1910

After their marriage, the couple settled in a rented home in Catahoula Parrish, Louisiana, where James worked as a fireman.

By 1910, James and Laura had relocated to a farm in Grant Parrish, Louisiana.  Laura was listed as the mother of six children, with five still living.

In 1920, the family was living on Cemetery Street in Pineville, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.

Sometime between 1920 and 1930, James, Laura, and their son, Alton, moved to Brawley, Imperial County, California.  While there, James was employed as a gardener for a school.

Laura was listed as next of kin for her brother, Henry Cornelius Barron, on his draft record for WWII in 1942.  At that time, she and James were living on Route 1 in Pineville, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.

James Peyton LaCroix died on July 14, 1944 in Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.  He was buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Green Gables, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.  He was 72 years old at his death.

Laura Alice Barron LaCroix died on June 4, 1961 in Louisiana.  She was buried alongside her husband in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Green Gables.  Also laid to rest in that cemetery are her mother, Alice Laurette Nugent Barron, and her grandmother, Amanda Antionette Sims Boggess.


Notes for Laura Alice Barron
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Rigolette, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: 466; Family History Film: 1254466; Page: 690B; Enumeration District: 041; Image: 0384.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.
Marriage:  Hunting For Bears, comp.. Louisiana, Marriages, 1718-1925 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.  Compiled from a variety of sources including original marriage records located in Family History Library microfilm, microfiche, or books. Original marriage records are available from the Clerk of the Court where the marriage license was issued.
Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 4, Catahoula, Louisiana; Roll: 561; Page: 20B; Enumeration District: 0007; FHL microfilm: 1240561.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0063; FHL microfilm: 1374528.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T624_515; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0063; FHL microfilm: 1374528.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: T625_627; Page: 19B; Enumeration District: 74; Image: 472.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.

Notes for James Peyton LaCroix
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Residence in 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Rigolette, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: 466; Family History Film: 1254466; Page: 691D; Enumeration District: 041; Image: 0386.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1880 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc.


Henry Cornelius "Neal" Barron (1879-1945)

Henry Cornelius “Neal” Barron was born on October 9, 1879 in Rapides Parrish, Louisiana. He was the son of Riley Eugene Barron and Alice Laurette Nugent

Henry married Alma J. Holland in August 1908 in Rapides County, Louisiana.  He was 28 years old and she was 19 years.  Alma was born in February 1888 in Lee County, Alabama, the daughter of John M. Holland and Emma Golden.

In 1910, Henry and Alma were renting a home on Montgomery Avenue in Winn Parrish, Louisiana.  Henry was working as a bookkeeper for the La Saw Mill Company.

Henry registered for the draft for the First World War on September 12, 1918 in Alexandria, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.  He was described as tall and stout, with blue eyes and dark hair.  Henry did not serve in the war.

In 1920, the couple was living in a home in Spring Hill, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.

Alma J. Holland Barron died on January 17, 1922 in Calcasieu Parrish, Louisiana.  She was just a few weeks shy of her 34th birthday.

By 1930, Henry was listed as a boarder in a place on Third Street in Alexandria, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.  He was employed as a laborer at a lumber mill at that time.

In 1942, Henry registered for the draft for World War II.  At that time, he was living in Gold Dust, Avoyelles Parrish, Louisiana.  He listed his sister, Mrs. J.P. Lacroix, of Pineville, Louisiana, as his next of kin.

Henry Cornelius Barron died on October 18, 1945.  He was buried in the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in Pineville, Rapides Parrish, Louisiana.  He was 66 years old at his death.



Notes for Henry Cornelius Barron
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 6, Winn, Louisiana; Roll: T624_535; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1374548.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Military WWI:  Registration State: Louisiana; Registration County: Rapides; Roll: 1684931; Draft Board: 2. Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Spring Hill, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: T625_627; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 65; Image: 151.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: 816; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 62.0; FHL microfilm: 2340551.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Residence in 1940:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Avoyelles, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1382; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 5-29A.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Military WWII:  The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Louisiana; State Headquarters: Louisiana.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Notes for Alma J. Holland
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. Louisiana, Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.  State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.
Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pierce Chapel, Lee, Alabama; Roll: 25; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 0040; FHL microfilm: 1240025.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.


Monday, February 23, 2015

Samuel C. Ayres, Jr. (1893-1987)

Samuel C. Ayres, Jr was born on January 3, 1893 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  He was the son of Dr. Samuel C. Ayres, Sr. and Stella Hobbs

Like his father and grandfather before him, Samuel studied medicine.  In 1917, he was attending Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts. 

Samuel registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917, while attending school.  At that time, he was living at 170 Kent Street in Brookline, Massachusetts.  He was described as of medium height and slender build, with brown eyes and dark brown hair.  He claimed exemption from the draft as a medical student, but was ultimately enlisted.  He is a veteran of the First World War.

Two weeks after he enlisted in the draft, Samuel married Helen L. Lowry.  They were wed on June 14, 1917 in Jackson County, Missouri.  He was 24 years old and she was 23 years.  Helen was born on December 27, 1893 in Rockville, Bates County, Missouri, the daughter of George H. Lowry and Jessie G. Laughlin.

Samuel and Helen had two children:

Samuel C. Ayres, III             born 1920
Jacqueline Ayres                 born 1924

In 1920, the couple were renting a place on Beacon Street in Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts while Samuel was finishing up his schooling.

By 1930, Samuel and his family were living in a home at 4657 Jarvis Avenue in La Crescenta, Los Angeles, California.  He was employed as a physician, specializing in dermatology. 

Samuel and Helen and their children relocated to a home in Glendale, Los Angeles, California by 1935.

Helen L. Lowry Ayres died just two months shy of her 90th birthday.  She passed away on September 20, 1983 in La CaƱada Flintridge, Los Angeles County, California. 

Samuel C. Ayres, Jr. died four years later on November 16, 1987 in the same place.  He was 94 years old at his death.



Notes for Samuel C. Ayres, Jr.
Birth & Death:  "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VPMH-36L : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayres, 16 Nov 1987; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
Residence in 1900:  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3Z7-SY6 : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayres Jr. in household of Samuel Ayres, Precinct 2 Kansas City Ward 11, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 15B, family 320, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,864.
Residence in 1910:  "United States Census, 1910," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M2Y8-34S : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayres Jr. in household of Samuel Ayres, Kansas Ward 4, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 57, sheet 14B, family 83, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,798.
Military:  "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KZNB-4P6 : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayres, 1917-1918; citing Brookline City, Massachusetts, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,685,068.
Marriage:  Ancestry.com. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.  Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.
Residence in 1920:  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MFM6-HYY : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayers in household of Fletcher H Colby, Boston Ward 5, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 3B, family 2, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,730.
Residence in 1930:  "United States Census, 1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XCJ5-XN1 : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayres, La Crescenta, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1040, sheet 3B, family 82, line 100, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 131; FHL microfilm 2,339,866.
Residence in 1940:  "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K97P-PWW : accessed 23 February 2015), Samuel Ayres, Glendale Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-246, sheet 5A, family 106, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 232.

Notes for Helen L. Lowry
Birth & Death:  "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VG1S-FWW : accessed 23 February 2015), Helen Lowry Ayres, 20 Sep 1983; Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.
Residence in 1900:  "United States Census, 1900," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M3Z3-TP1 : accessed 23 February 2015), Helen L Lowry in household of George H Lowry, Precinct 3 (incl. City Work House) Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri, United States; citing sheet 10A, family 187, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,864.

Residence in 1920:  "United States Census, 1920," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MX1L-V7Y : accessed 23 February 2015), Helen L Ayres in household of Frances T Carleson, Brookline, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States; citing sheet 1A, family 4, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,721.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Abigail Frances "Fannie" Armstrong (1890-1945)

Abigail Frances “Fannie” Armstrong was born on October 11, 1890 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Samuel Robert Armstrong and Charlotte Ann Morgan.

Fannie lived with her parents for most of her life.  After the death of her mother in 1921, she and her father moved in with her married brother, Walter, and his family.

In 1940, Fannie was living on New Cut Road in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  Her widowed sister, Mary, and her daughter, Rachel, were living with her.  At that time, Fannie and Mary found work cleaning for a church.

Abigail Frances Armstrong died on November 29, 1945 in Jefferson County, Kentucky.  She was buried near her parents in the Mount Holly Cemetery in Faildale, Jefferson County.  She was 55 years old at her death.



Notes for Abigail Frances Armstrong
Birth & Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Woods, Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: 533; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0155; FHL microfilm: 1240533.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Albermarle, Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: T624_483; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 1374496.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Residence in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place: Woods, Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: T625_578; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 28; Image: 268.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: District 3, Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: 752; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0203; Image: 758.0; FHL microfilm: 2340487.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Residence in 1940:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Jefferson, Kentucky; Roll: T627_1321; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 56-39.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Death & Burial:  Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi; accessed on 22 February 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

John Armstrong (1893-1893)

John Armstrong was the son of Samuel Robert Armstrong and Charlotte Ann Morgan. He was born on October 2, 1893 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and died on the same day.


Notes for John Armstrong
Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., “ptrici speck family tree,” http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/38639628/person/19575533716; accessed 22 February 2015

Minnie Armstrong (1891-1891)

Minnie Armstrong was the daughter of Samuel Robert Armstrong and Charlotte Ann Morgan. She was born on September 30, 1891 in Jefferson County, Kentucky, and died on the same day.



Notes for Minnie Armstrong

Birth & Death:  Ancestry.com. U.S., “ptrici speck family tree,” http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/38639628/person/19575533713; accessed 22 February 2015