Monday, October 31, 2011

Ado Boggus Collinsworth (1893-1947)

Ado Boggus Collinsworth was born August 15, 1893 in Grant County, Louisiana.  He was the son of D.W. Collinsworth and Joana Boggus.  He was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.

Ado registered for the draft for the First World War on June 5, 1917 in Pollock, Grant County, Louisiana.  He was 24 years old and living with his mother and grandmother in Pollock.  He was described as tall and slender, with brown eyes and light-colored hair.  Ado was among the 200 men selected in the first draft call in Grant County.  He served in the 87th Infantry Division from 1917-1919. 

After serving in the war, Ado married Lessie B. (maiden name unknown), in either Grant or Caddo County, Louisiana.  Lessie was born about  1894 in Louisiana.  They had four children:

            Myrtle                          born 1921
            Ado Boggus, Jr.        born June 10, 1922
            P. W. 
            Lonnie R.                    born 1828

In 1920, Ado and his family were renting a home in Caddo County, Louisiana, where Ado was employed as a laborer in an oil field.

In 1940, the family was living at 2835 West College Street in Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana.  

Ado Boggus Collinsworth died on August 16, 1947 in Alexandria, Rapides County, Louisiana, just one day after his 54th birthday. 

Obituary from the Shreveport Times newspaper, Aug. 17, 1947, Sunday, p. 8:

Funeral services for Ado B. Collinsworth, 54, 3834 Maryland Street, who died at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Veterans' Hospital, Alexandria, following an illness of three years, will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Rose-Neath Funeral Home.

Officiating at the rites will be the Rev. Ira Peak, pastor of the Queensborough Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery.

A veteran of the First World War, Mr. Collinsworth was a member of the Shreveport American Legion post and the Queensborough Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Waren, Alexandria and Mrs. P. W. Cury, Vallejo, Calif.; two sons, A. B. Collinsworth, Jr., Bossier City, and Lonnie R. Collinsworth, Shreveport; two sisters, Mrs. Milton Kely, Polock, and Mrs. T. Hayward Barnes, Shreveport, three grandchildren, and numerous relatives in Bienville Parish.

Notes for Ado Boggus Collinsworth
Birth:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 63.
Military, Residence & Physical Description in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
Residence & Occupation in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Caddo, Louisiana; Roll: T625_607; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 38; Image: 783.
Residence in 1940:  Year: 1940; Census Place: Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana; Roll: T627_1386; Page: 2B; Enumeration District:9-38.  Source Information: 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.
Death:, Louisiana Deaths, 1850-1875; 1894-1954 for Lessie B Collinsworth

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