Saturday, April 25, 2015

Charles W. Hershey (1853-1945)

Charles W. Hershey was born on June 26, 1853 in Illinois.  He was the son of Joseph M. Hershey and Catherine Liard. 

In 1880, Charles and his widowed mother were living in Wabash, Wabash County, Illinois, where Charles was working as a school teacher.

Charles married Laura Belle Swift on March 30, 1884 in Wabash County, Illinois.  He was 31 years old and she was 17 years.  Laura was born on August 26, 1866 in Denison, Lawrence County, Illinois.

Charles and Laura were the parents of five children:

Charles Jeremiah “Jere” Hershey             born January 7, 1885
George V. Hershey                                      born March 29, 1887
Lena Belle Hershey                                                born April 11, 1890
Minnie May Hershey                                   born June 16, 1893
One child born and died between 1884 and 1900

Only three of their five children lived to reach adulthood.  George died at only four months old, on July 27, 1887.  Jere died seven months after the death of his mother, on July 27 1899.  He was 14 years old.  They also had another child, who was born and died between 1884 and 1900.

Charles and Laura and their children moved to Arkansas around 1898. 

Laura Belle Swift Hershey died on January 1, 1899 in either Illinois or Arkansas.  She was 32 years old at her death.

In 1900, Charles and his daughters, Lena and Minnie, were living in Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas.  Charles was working as a teacher at that time.

Charles remarried on June 30, 1901 in Conway County, Arkansas.  He married Laura Gordon, a widow with two daughters. 

In 1910, Charles and Laura were living and working on a farm on Damascus Road in Walker, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  Also listed in their household were their three unmarried daughters: Lena and Minnie Hershey, and Ruby Gordon.

Charles and Laura separated sometime after 1910.  In 1930 and 1940, Charles was living with his married daughter, Minnie Jones, and her family.  Their home was in Craig, Van Buren County, Arkansas.

Charles W. Hershey died on January 11, 1945 in Van Buren County, Arkansas.  He was laid to rest near his son, Jere, in the Culpepper Cemetery in Culpepper, Van Buren County, Arkansas.  Charles was 91 years old at his death.

The following is an excerpt from the “Van Buren County Democrat,” Jan. 19, 1945:

Charles W Hershey, aged 91 years, died at the home of son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Jones near Scotland Saturday, Jan. 13. Interment took place at the cemetery on Culpepper Mountain Sunday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by the Rev A. A. Noggles.
Mr. Hershey was a native of Illinois but came to Van Buren County about 47 years ago, settling on Culpepper Mountain. For about a half-century he devoted his time to school teaching. In his young manhood he was united in marriage to Miss Laura Swift. To their union five children were born and only one of whom, Mrs. Jones, now survives. The wife and mother passed away a good many years since. Mr. Hershey united with the Methodist Church when very young and his life worthily testified in the faith he professed. 



Notes for Charles W. Hershey
Birth & Death:  “Charles W Hershey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
1860 US Census:  “Charles Hershey,” Year: 1860; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Illinois; Roll: M653_234; Page: 13; Image: 13; Family History Library Film: 803234Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 US Census:  “Charles Hershey,” Year: 1870; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Illinois; Roll: M593_286; Page: 509A; Image: 221; Family History Library Film: 545785Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  “Charles Hershey,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Illinois; Roll: 256; Family History Film: 1254256; Page: 35B; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 0074Ancestry.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. 
Marriage to Laura Swift:  “Tuttle Family Tree,” Ancestry.com, (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6088424/person/-1073346800) accessed on 23 April 2015
1900 US Census:  “Charles W Hershey,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Lick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1240055. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Charley W Hershey,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Walker, Faulkner, Arkansas; Roll: T624_49; Page: 15A; Enumeration District:0025; FHL microfilm: 1374062.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1930 US Census:  “Charles W Hershey,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Craig, Van Buren, Arkansas; Roll: 97; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0009; Image: 101.0; FHL microfilm: 2339832Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Charles W Hershey,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Craig, Van Buren, Arkansas; Roll: T627_178; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 71-9Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Obituary:  “Charles W Hershey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Notes for Charles Jeremiah Hershey
Birth & Death:  “Jeremiah Hershey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for George V. Hershey
Birth & Death:  “Tuttle Family Tree,” Ancestry.com, (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6088424/person/-1073346800) accessed on 23 April 2015

Notes for Laura Virginia Hanna
Birth & Death:  “Laura Virginia Hershey,” Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
1870 US Census:  “Laura Hanna,” Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: M593_50; Page: 82B; Image: 459; Family History Library Film: 545549Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  “Laura Hannah,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Hamilton, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 41; Family History Film: 1254041; Page:294B; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0333Ancestry.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. 
Marriage to Robert:  “Laura Hanna,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1900 US Census:  “Laura Gordon,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 1240055Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Marriage to Charles:  “Laura Gordon,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1910 US Census:  “Charley W Hershey,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Walker, Faulkner, Arkansas; Roll: T624_49; Page: 15A; Enumeration District:0025; FHL microfilm: 1374062Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
City Directories:  “Laura V. Hershey,” Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1940 US Census:  “Laura Hershey,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: T627_4175; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 255-78Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Laura Virginia Hanna (1867-1943)

Laura Virginia Hanna was born on January 26, 1867 in Conway County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of William Samuel Hanna and Mary E. Morgan.  Laura lost her mother when she was still a child.  Her father remarried to Alice Myrtle Boggess, a widow, when Laura was ten years old.  Laura was raised in Hamilton, Conway County, Arkansas.

Laura married Robert T. “Bob” Gordon on November 4, 1886 in Conway County, Arkansas.  She was 19 years old and he was 23 years.  Bob was born in September 1860 in Washington, Conway County, Arkansas, the son of Green Gordon and Martha Webster.

After their marriage, Bob and Laura rented a home on South Main Street in Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas.  In 1900, Bob was providing for his family by working as a carpenter.

Bob and Laura were the parents of two children:

Mable Gordon           born May 1889
Ruby M. Gordon       born April 1891

Robert T. Gordon died in 1900, leaving Laura a widow with two young children.  Bob died in Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas at the age of 40 years. 

Laura remarried the following year, to a widower named Charles W. Hershey.  They were married on June 30, 1901 in Conway County, Arkansas.  Charles was born on June 26, 1853 in Illinois, the son of Joseph M. Hershey and Catherine Liard.  Charles’ first marriage was to Laura Belle Swift on March 30, 1884 in Wabash County, Illinois.  Charles brought two children to the marriage.

In 1910, Charles and Laura were living and working on a farm on Damascus Road in Walker, Faulkner County, Arkansas.  Also listed in their household were their three unmarried daughters: Lena and Minnie Hershey, and Ruby Gordon.

Charles and Laura parted ways sometime after 1910.  In 1921, Laura was living in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.  She was listed as the widow of “Chas W” Hershey in the Dallas City Directories for the years 1921, 1922, 1924, 1929, 1931, 1932, and 1934.

In 1940, Laura was renting a home at 613 Crocket Street in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.  She was employed as a manager of a “Rooming Store.”

Laura Virginia Hanna Gordon Hershey died on December 15, 1943 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.  The cause of death listed was influenza and old age.  Laura was buried in the Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.  She was 76 years old at her death.


Notes for Laura Virginia Hanna
Birth & Death:  “Laura Virginia Hershey,” Ancestry.com. Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013.
1870 US Census:  “Laura Hanna,” Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: M593_50; Page: 82B; Image: 459; Family History Library Film: 545549Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  “Laura Hannah,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Hamilton, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 41; Family History Film: 1254041; Page:294B; Enumeration District: 038; Image: 0333Ancestry.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. 
Marriage to Robert:  “Laura Hanna,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1900 US Census:  “Laura Gordon,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0016; FHL microfilm: 1240055Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Marriage to Charles:  “Laura Gordon,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1910 US Census:  “Charley W Hershey,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Walker, Faulkner, Arkansas; Roll: T624_49; Page: 15A; Enumeration District:0025; FHL microfilm: 1374062Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
City Directories:  “Laura V. Hershey,” Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1940 US Census:  “Laura Hershey,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Roll: T627_4175; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 255-78Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Robert T. Gordon
Birth:  1900 US Census
1880 US Census:  “Robert Gordon,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Washington, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 41; Family History Film: 1254041; Page: 312C; Enumeration District: 039; Image: 0368Ancestry.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.

Notes for Charles W. Hershey
Birth & Death:  “Charles W Hershey,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
1860 US Census:  “Charles Hershey,” Year: 1860; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Illinois; Roll: M653_234; Page: 13; Image: 13; Family History Library Film: 803234Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1870 US Census:  “Charles Hershey,” Year: 1870; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Illinois; Roll: M593_286; Page: 509A; Image: 221; Family History Library Film: 545785Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1880 US Census:  “Charles Hershey,” Year: 1880; Census Place: Wabash, Wabash, Illinois; Roll: 256; Family History Film: 1254256; Page: 35B; Enumeration District: 123; Image: 0074Ancestry.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. 
Marriage to Laura Swift:  “Tuttle Family Tree,” Ancestry.com, (http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/6088424/person/-1073346800) accessed on 23 April 2015
1900 US Census:  “Charles W Hershey,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Lick Mountain, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0008; FHL microfilm: 1240055. Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Charley W Hershey,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Walker, Faulkner, Arkansas; Roll: T624_49; Page: 15A; Enumeration District:0025; FHL microfilm: 1374062Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1930 US Census:  “Charles W Hershey,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Craig, Van Buren, Arkansas; Roll: 97; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0009; Image: 101.0; FHL microfilm: 2339832Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Charles W Hershey,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Craig, Van Buren, Arkansas; Roll: T627_178; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 71-9Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Johnnie A. Howell (1899-1986)

Johnnie A. Howell was born October 10, 1899 in Ada Valley, Conway County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of Samuel M. Howell and Agnes Elizabeth Bennett Johnnie was raised on the family farm in Higgins, Conway County, Arkansas.

Johnnie married Elmer Odis Hamilton on July 6, 1921 in Prairie County, Arkansas.  She was 21 years old and he was 26 years.  Elmer was born on July 10, 1895 in Morrilton, Conway County, Arkansas, the son of William Alexander Hamilton and Nancy Clarkie Johnson. 

Elmer was a veteran of the First World War.  He registered for the draft on June 5, 1917 in Conway County, Arkansas.  At that time, he was living with his parents in their home in Morrilton, Conway County.  He was employed as a bookkeeper for the Morrilton Cotton Oil Company.  He was described as slender and of medium height, with brown eyes and dark hair.

After their marriage, Elmer and Johnnie made their home on Rumbough Street in De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas.  Elmer worked as a Deputy Clerk for the circuit court.

Elmer and Johnnie were the parents of at least five children:

Johnnie Mae Hamilton       born 1924
Nancy E. Hamilton              born 1926
Joan Hamilton                      born 1930
Mary Evylyn Hamilton         born 1934
Carolyn Hamilton                 born 1938

In 1940, Elmer and Johnnie and their children were living in White River, Prairie County, Arkansas.

Elmer Odis Hamilton died on February 26, 1975 in Prairie County, Arkansas.  He was buried in the Hazen Cemetery in Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas.  He was 79 years old at his death.

Johnnie A. Howell Hamilton died December 12, 1986 in Prairie County, Arkansas.  She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Hazen Cemetery in Hazen, Prairie County, Arkansas.  She was 87 years old at her death.



Notes for Johnnie A. Howell
Birth & Death:  “Johnnie A Hamilton,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
1900 US Census:  “Johnie Howell,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1240055.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Johnie Howell,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: T624_47; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374060Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
1920 US Census:  “Johnnie Howell,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Lake, Perry, Arkansas; Roll: T625_76; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 211Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Marriage:  “Johnie Howell,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1930 US Census:  “Johnye A Hamilton,” Year: 1930; Census Place: De Valls Bluff, Prairie, Arkansas; Roll: 90; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 235.0; FHL microfilm: 2339825Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Johnnie Hassielton,” Year: 1940; Census Place: White River, Prairie, Arkansas; Roll: T627_165; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 59-19.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Elmer Odis Hamilton
Birth & Death:  “Elmer O Hamilton,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
1900 US Census:  “Elmer O Hamilton,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Cedar Falls, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 1240055.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Elmer Hamilton,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Cedar Falls, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: T624_47; Page: 3B; Enumeration District:0002; FHL microfilm: 1374060.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
WWI Draft:  “Elmer Otis Hamilton,” Registration State: Arkansas; Registration County: Conway; Roll: 1522836.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
WWII Draft:  “Elmer Odis Hamilton,” The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; State Headquarters: Arkansas.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


Saturday, April 18, 2015

Wilma Clyde Howell (1898-1953)

Wilma Clyde Howell was born in 1898 in Ada Valley, Conway County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of Samuel M. Howell and Agnes Elizabeth Bennett Wilma was raised on the family farm in Higgins, Conway County, Arkansas.

Wilma married James Madison Hardin on June 3, 1919 in Perry County, Arkansas.  She was 21 years old and he was 37 years.  James was born on September 18, 1881 in Jamestown, Independence County, Arkansas, the son of Joseph John Hardin and Sarah Alice James.

Nine months before his marriage, James registered for the draft for the First World War on September 9, 1918 in Perry County, Arkansas.  He was described as of medium height and build, with gray eyes and light brown hair.

James and Wilma had two children:

Mary G. Hardin                     born 1920
Vonda Rose Hardin             born January 3, 1922

In 1920, James and Wilma were renting a house on East 15th Street in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  James was working for a lumber company at that time.

By 1930, the family had moved to Coleman County, Texas.  There, James rented a home for his family and provided for them by working as a “wage hand” on a farm.

James and Wilma and their children moved back to Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas by 1935.  In 1940, they were living at 804 East 18th Street in Little Rock, where James was employed as a flooring grader for the E. L. Bruce Lumber Company.

James Madison Hardin died in 1953 and was buried in the Liberty Cemetery in Adona, Perry County, Arkansas.  He was 72 years old at his death.

Wilma Clyde Howell Hardin also died in 1953 and was laid to rest beside her husband in the Liberty Cemetery in Adona.  She was 55 years old at her death.



Notes for Wilma Clyde Howell
Birth & Death:  “Wilma C Hardin,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
1900 US Census:  “Wilma C Howell,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1240055.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Wilma Howell,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: T624_47; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374060Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Marriage:  “Wilma Howell,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1920 US Census:  “Wilma C Hardin,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Little Rock Ward 2, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: T625_79; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 122; Image: 124Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Wilma C Hardin,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Coleman, Texas; Roll: 2308; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0003; Image: 730.0; FHL microfilm: 2342042Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Wilma C Hardin,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: T627_166; Page: 2B; Enumeration District:60-25Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for James Madison Hardin
Birth & Death:  “James Madison Hardin,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
1900 US Census:  “James M Hardin,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Casa, Perry, Arkansas; Roll: 69; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0161; FHL microfilm: 1240069.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Maddison J Hardin,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Bronte, Coke, Texas; Roll: T624_1538; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0022; FHL microfilm: 1375551Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
WWI Draft:  “James Madison Hardin,” Registration State: Arkansas; Registration County: Conway; Roll: 1522836.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.

WWII Draft:  “James Madison Hardin,” The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; State Headquarters: Arkansas.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

James Bryan Howell (1896-1948)

James Bryan Howell was born on July 15, 1896 in Ada Valley, Conway County, Arkansas.  He was the son of Samuel M. Howell and AgnesElizabeth Bennett.  James was raised on the family farm in Higgins, Conway County, Arkansas.

 James was a veteran of the First World War.  He registered for the draft on June 5, 1918 in Perry County, Arkansas.  He was described as short, of medium build, with gray eyes and light brown hair.

After the war, James returned home and lived with his parents in Lake, Perry County, Arkansas.  In the 1920 US Census, James’ occupation was that of a carpenter.

James married Belle Virginia (maiden name unknown) around 1925, probably in Arkansas.  He was 28 years old and she was 26 years.  Belle was born about 1899 in Alabama.

James and Belle were the parents of two children:

James Howell           born 1927
Virginia Howell         born 1930

After their marriage, James and Belle settled their family in a home on Division Street in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, where James worked in a barber shop.  They stayed in that home at least until 1940.

Sometime between 1940 and 1942, the family moved into a home at 2420 Parker Street in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

James Bryan Howell died on November 19, 1948 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.  He was 52 years old at his death.


Notes for James Bryan Howell
Birth & Death:  “James B Howell,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1900 US Census:  “Jas B Howell,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1240055.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Bryan Howell,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: T624_47; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374060Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
WWI Draft:  “James B Howell,” Registration State: Arkansas; Registration County: Conway; Roll: 1522836.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
1920 US Census:  “Bryan J Howell,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Lake, Perry, Arkansas; Roll: T625_76; Page: 15B; Enumeration District: 82; Image: 211.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Marriage: 
1930 US Census:  “B James Howell,” Year: 1930; Census Place: North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: 92; Page: 30B; Enumeration District:0064; Image: 947.0; FHL microfilm: 2339827Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “James B Homell,” Year: 1940; Census Place: North Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: T627_169; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 60-112Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
WWII Draft:  “James Bryan Howell,” The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; State Headquarters: Arkansas.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Maude Walker (1893-1991)

Maude Walker was born on January 12, 1893 in Ada Valley, Conway County, Arkansas.  She was the daughter of Garland Adison Walker and Agnes Elizabeth Bennett.  Maude’s father died the same year she was born.  Her mother remarried in 1894 to Samuel M. Howell, a widower.  Maude was raised on the family farm in Higgins, Conway County, Arkansas.

Maude married Eugene Arthur Ashcraft on September 16, 1910 in Conway County, Arkansas.  She was 18 years old and he was 21 years.  Eugene was born on November 4, 1889 in Conway County, Arkansas, the son of William Columbus Ashcraft and Nancy A. Puckett.

Eugene and Maude were the parents of two children:

Theo T. Ashcraft                   born 1912
Valeria A. Ashcraft               born 1916

Eugene registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917 in Conway County, Arkansas.  He was described as of medium height and build, with brown hair and brown eyes.  He did not serve in the war, as he was the sole provider for his wife and two small children.

Eugene and Maude settled their family in Casa, Perry County, Arkansas, where they lived and worked on a farm.  Sometime between 1920 and 1930, they moved their family to a house at 1607 Mc Almont Street in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.  Eugene was employed as a grader at the E.L. Bruce Lumber Company in Little Rock.

Eugene Arthur Ashcraft died on March 14, 1968 in Pulaski County, Arkansas.  He was buried in the Orion Cemetery in Sheridan, Grant County, Arkansas.  He was 78 years old at his death.

Maude Walker Ashcraft died 22 years later, on January 1, 1991 in Arkansas.  She was laid to rest beside her husband in the Orion Cemetery in Sheridan, Grant County, Arkansas.  She was 98 years old at her death.



Notes for Maude Walker
Birth & Death:  “Maude Ashcroft,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 13 April 2015
1900 US Census:  “Maud Walker,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 0002; FHL microfilm: 1240055.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Maudie Walker,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: T624_47; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 0005; FHL microfilm: 1374060Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Marriage:  “Maud Walker,” Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
1920 US Census:  “Maud Ashcroft,” Year: 1920; Census Place: Casa, Perry, Arkansas; Roll: T625_76; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 76; Image: 42Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
1930 US Census:  “Maude Ashcroft,” Year: 1930; Census Place: Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: 91; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0017; Image: 470.0; FHL microfilm: 2339826Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
1940 US Census:  “Maude Ashcroft,” Year: 1940; Census Place: Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas; Roll: T627_166; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 60-21Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

Notes for Eugene Arthur Ashcroft
Birth & Death:  “Eugene Ashcroft,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011.
1900 US Census:  “Eugene A Ashcroft,” Year: 1900; Census Place: Petit Jean, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: 55; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 0003; FHL microfilm: 1240055.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
1910 US Census:  “Zula Walker,” Year: 1910; Census Place: Higgins, Conway, Arkansas; Roll: T624_47; Page: 7B; Enumeration District:0005; FHL microfilm: 1374060Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
WWI Draft:  “Eugene A Ashcroft,” Registration State: Arkansas; Registration County: Conway; Roll: 1522836.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
WWII Draft:  “Eugene Arthur Ashcroft,” The National Archives at St. Louis; St. Louis, Missouri; State Headquarters: Arkansas.  Ancestry.com. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Burial:  “Eugene A Ashcroft,” Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.  Find A Grave. (http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi) Accessed 13 April 2015