Saturday, November 5, 2011

Phalby Alice Torry (1892-1964)

Phalby Alice Torry was born May 7, 1892 in Grant County, Louisiana.  She was the daughter of Lycurgus Eugene Torry and Lucy Anna Williamson. She was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.

Phalby married Silas Edward Barton about 1919 in Grant County, Louisiana.  She was 23 years old and he was 29 years.  Silas was born March 4, 1888 in Grant County, Louisiana, the son of Thomas Washington Barton and Rebecca Ida Morris.

Silas registered for the draft for World War I on June 5, 1917 in Harris County, Texas.  At that time, he was an oil field worker for the Gulf Production Company.  He was described as of medium height and build, with blue eyes and sandy hair.  Silas was a veteran of the war.

In 1920, Silas and Phalby were renting a home on Sixth Street in Harris County, Texas.  Phalby’s sister, Fanny Torry.  By 1930, Silas and Phalby had moved to a farm in Grant County, Louisiana.  They had five children listed in the 1930 census:
            Herschell B.              born 1920
            Aurita                         born 1923
            Wayne                       born 1925
            Glenn                         born 1927
            Carroll                        born 1930

Phalby Alice Torry Barton died on May 3, 1964 in Dry Prong, Grant County, Louisiana.  She was 71 years old at her death.  Silas died three years after the death of his wife.

Silas Edward Barton died on June 6, 1967 in Dry Prong, Grant County, Louisiana at the age of 79 years.

Notes for Phalby Alice Torry
Birth: Year: 1900; Census Place: Pollock, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T623_565; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 63.
Death:, “Chrietzberg Family Tree,” accessed on 5 November 2011

Notes for Silas Edward Barton
Birth, Military, Residence, Occupation & 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: Justice Precinct 2, Harris, Texas; Roll: T625_1812; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 107; Image: 997.
Residence & Occupation in 1930: Year: 1930; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: 794; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 6; Image: 118.0.
Death: Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2011.

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