Saturday, February 28, 2015

Ida Florence Overton (1870-1947)

Ida Florence Overton was born on February 25, 1870 in Jasper County, Indiana.  She was the daughter of James Parker Overton and Charity Ellen Guinn.

Ida married Virgil Vaughan Nowels on December 21, 1890 in Jasper County, Indiana.  He was 19 years old and she was 20 years.  Virgil was born on March 16, 1871 in Jasper County, Indiana.  He was the son of John Wesley Nowels and Mercy Paine Hopkins. 

Virgil and Ida had five children:

John Orville Nowels                                    born October 25, 1891
Albert Nowels                                   born November 8, 1893
Floyd Kenneth Nowels                   born August 31, 1897
Randle Vaughan Nowels              born March 6, 1902
Ida May Nowels                                born 1907

In 1900, Virgil and Ida and their children were living in a home on Glover Avenue in Bloom, Cook County, Illinois.  Virgil was employed as a stationary engineer at that time.

Virgil and Ida moved their family to Colorado around 1905.  At that time, they were living at 1211 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado, and Virgil was employed as an engineer.

By 1910, Virgil and Ida had divorced, and Ida was living with her children in a home on Palmer Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado.  Virgil was also living in Pueblo, and working as a machinist for a zinc smelter.

In 1930, Ida and her daughter were living in Newtown, Sullivan County, Missouri.  Her daughter, Ida May, was employed as a teacher at a public school.

Ida and her daughter were living in Makon County, Missouri in 1935, and had moved into a home on Locust Street in Boonville, Cooper County, Missouri by 1940.  Ida May was providing for herself and her mother by teaching at a high school.

In 1942, Ida was living at 514 E. Oak Avenue in Los Angeles, California.  She lived in California for the remainder of her life.

Ida Florence Overton Nowels died on December 5, 1947 in Los Angeles County, California.  She was buried in Inglewood Park Cemetery in Inglewood, Los Angeles County, California.  She was 77 years old at her death.



Notes for Ida F. Overton
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 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Pueblo Ward 8, Pueblo, Colorado; Roll: T624_124; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0181; FHL microfilm: 1374137.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Residence in 1920:
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Newtown, Sullivan, Missouri; Roll: 1249; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0006; Image: 65.0; FHL microfilm: 2340984. 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: Boonville, Cooper, Missouri; Roll: T627_2100; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 27-7.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
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.

Virgil Vaughan Nowels (1871-1940)

Virgil Vaughan Nowels was born on March 16, 1871 in Jasper County, Indiana.  He was the son of John Wesley Nowels and Mercy Paine Hopkins.  He was raised on the family farm in Marion, Jasper County, Indiana.

Virgil married Ida Florence Overton on December 21, 1890 in Jasper County, Indiana.  He was 19 years old and she was 20 years.  Ida was born on February 25, 1870 in Jasper County, Indiana, the daughter of James Parker Overton and Charity Ellen Guinn.

Virgil and Ida had five children:

John Orville Nowels                          born October 25, 1891
Albert Nowels                                   born November 8, 1893
Floyd Kenneth Nowels                   born August 31, 1897
Randle Vaughan Nowels              born March 6, 1902
Ida May Nowels                                born 1907

In 1900, Virgil and Ida and their children were living in a home on Glover Avenue in Bloom, Cook County, Illinois.  Virgil was employed as a stationary engineer at that time.

Virgil and Ida moved their family to Colorado around 1905.  At that time, they were living at 1211 Beulah Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado, and Virgil was employed as an engineer.

By 1910, Virgil and Ida had divorced, and Ida was living with her children in a home on Palmer Avenue in Pueblo, Colorado.  Virgil was also living in Pueblo, and working as a machinist for a zinc smelter.

In 1912, Virgil was living at 924 N. 8th Street in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He was working as an engineer.

Around 1912, Virgil married Pruella May Hollarbush Baxter.  Prucilla, a widow, was born on May 12, 1881 in Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin.  She was the daughter of John Lewis Hollarbush and Mary Jane Eggleston.

Virgil and Pruella had five children:

Roy Everett Nowels                         born June 5, 1912
Herbert Leland Nowels                   born April 1, 1915
Virgil Ray Nowels                            born December 11, 1917
Edna Gertrude Nowels                   born October 30, 1919
Clyde Wesley Nowels                     born June 14, 1922

In 1920, Virgil and Pruella and their family were renting a home in Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri, where Virgil was working in a coal mine.

By 1930, the family had moved to a house on 33rd Street in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.  Virgil provided for his family by working odd jobs.

Virgil Vaughan Nowels died on August 16, 1940 in Kern County, California.  He was buried in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.  He was 69 years old at his death.

Obituary from Bakersfield Californian:
Rites Set Monday for Virgil Nowels
Funeral services for Virgil Vaughn Nowels, 69, well known local resident of 924 Thirty-fourth street, who died late today in a local hospital, will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Hopson Mortuary chapel with the Reverend B.C. Barett officiating. Burial wil be in Greenlawn cemetery.
A native of Kouts, Ind., Mr. Nowels had lived in Bakersfield and Kern county for 21 years, during which time he engaged in the house moving business until 1930 when he retired from active business.

Pruella May Hollarbush Baxter Nowels died on August 21, 1958 in Kern County, California.  She was laid to rest next to her husband, Virgil, in Green Lawn Memorial Park in Bakersfield, Kern County, California.  She was 77 years old at her death.

Obituary from Bakersfield Californian:
August 23, 1958
Nowels, Pruella May--Funeral services will be conducted in the chapel at Greenlawn Mortuary, Monday, Aug. 25, at 1:30 p.m. for Pruella May Nowels, 77, 918 1/2 Woodrow Ave., Oildale, who died Aug. 21 in a Bakersfield hospital. The Rev. Harold W. Pollinger of the First Baptist Church will officiate and interment will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park.
Mrs. Nowels was a native of Wisconsin and had lived in Kern County 38 years. Survivors include four sons, Clyde Nowels, Oildale; Virgil Nowels, Ridgecrest; Herbert Nowels, Bakersfield; Earl Baxter, Barstow, one daughter, Edna Antonaros, Bakersfield; one brother, John Hollarbush, Huron, S.D.; 21 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.


Notes for Virgil Vaughan Nowels
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 1880:  Year: 1880; Census Place: Marion, Jasper, Indiana; Roll: 286; Family History Film: 1254286; Page: 305C; Enumeration District: 063; Image: 0613.  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.
Residence in 1900:  Year: 1900; Census Place: Bloom, Cook, Illinois; Roll: 291; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 1139; FHL microfilm: 1240291.  Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.
Residence in 1905, 1910, 1912:  Ancestry.com. U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Residence in 1920: Year: 1920; Census Place: Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri; Roll: T625_910; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 710.  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: Bakersfield, Kern, California; Roll: 121; Page: 21A; Enumeration District: 0012; Image: 819.0; FHL microfilm: 2339856.  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: Kern, California; Roll: T627_213; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 15-39.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
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 Ida F. Overton:  Jasper County, Indiana; Index to Marriage Record 1865 - 1920 Inclusive Let, W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O; Book: 2; Page: 472.  Ancestry.com. Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. 
Marriage to Pruella Hollarbush:  1920 US census
Burial:  Ancestry.com. Web: California, Find A Grave Index, 1775-2012 [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 24 January 2013.

Notes for Pruella Hollarbush
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.
Burial:  Ancestry.com. Web: California, Find A Grave Index, 1775-2012 [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 24 January 2013.


Joseph Patrick McCue (1892-1964)

Joseph Patrick McCue was born on November 24, 1893 in Los Angeles County, California.  He was the son of James T. McCue and Mary Stack.  He was raised in Belleville, San Bernardino County, California.

Joseph registered for the draft for the First World War on June 2, 1917, in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.  At that time, he was single and working as a butcher for A.H. Pendleton in Barstow.  He was described as of medium height and stout build, with blue eyes and light brown hair.  Joseph was a veteran of that war.

Joseph married a woman named Ruby M. around 1918 in San Bernardino County, California.  Ruby was born about 1897 in Connecticut.

In 1920, Joseph and Ruby were living in a house on Bazabooth Street in Needles, San Bernardino County, California.  At that time, Joseph was working as a switchman for the railroad, as well as maintaining his employment as a butcher.

Joseph and Ruby are listed together in the California Voter Registration lists from 1920 through 1930. 

In 1930, Joseph was living with his brother, John, in Yermo, San Bernardino County, California.  He was listed as married, but Ruby was not listed in the household.  By 1932, Joseph was listed in the Voter Registration lists by himself, living in Yermo, San Bernardino County, California.

Joseph married GladysBeulah Shumate Slaton in 1942 in San Bernardino County, California.  This was Gladys’ second marriage as well.  Gladys was born on September 21, 1898 in Excelsior, Kingfisher County, Oklahoma.  She was the daughter of William Howell Shumate and Jenna Mae Hood.

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 Joseph Patrick McCue
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: Belleville, San Bernardino, California; Roll: 97; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0233; FHL microfilm: 1240097.  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: Belleville, San Bernardino, California; Roll: T624_94; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0092; FHL microfilm: 1374107.  Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.
Military:  Registration State: California; Registration County: San Bernardino; Roll: 1543648; Draft Board: 3. 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: Needles, San Bernardino, California; Roll: T625_128; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 145; Image: 705.  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: Yermo, San Bernardino, California; Roll: 189; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0128; Image: 1113.0; FHL microfilm: 2339924.  Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Residence in 1940:   
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 Ruby:  1920 US Census

Marriage to Gladys Shumate:  California Voter Lists

Friday, February 27, 2015

Earle Lester Baxter (1901-1981)

Earle Lester Baxter was born on December 10, 1901 in Beadle County, South Dakota.  He was the son of Eugene M. Baxter and Pruella May Hollarbush. 

In 1910, Eugene and his parents were renting a home on Colorado Street in Beadle County, South Dakota.  His father worked as a painter, and his mother was a dress maker.  From that census, we learn that his parents were married around 1900 and that he had a sibling born and die sometime between 1900 and 1910.

Earle’s father died between 1910 and 1913.  Around 1913, his mother remarried to Virgil Vaughan Nowels. 

In January 1920, Earle was living in Hamilton, Caldwell County, Missouri, with his mother and step father and family.  He was employed as a clerk at a dry goods store.

On June 28, 1920, Earle was hired on as a caller for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe – Coastline Railroad in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.  He was promoted to Yard Clerk on February 4, 1922, and then resigned from the railroad five months later, on July 10 with satisfactory service.  At that time, he was described as 5’10” tall, 130 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, and a dark complexion.

Here is where things get tricky:

I found a marriage record for Earle Baxter and Elsie J. Baxter on July 16, 1929 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri.  He was 27 years old and she was 29 years.  Elsie was born around 1900.

By 1930, Earle was divorced and living in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, where he was employed as a building carpenter.  Living with him are two children, Donald Slaton (age 11) and Thomas Slaton (age 8), who are listed as his step sons.  The parents of the children are Fulton Edmond Slaton and Gladys Beulah Shumate.  Fulton died in 1928 and Gladys is nowhere to be found in the 1930 or 1940 US Census.  However, she is listed in several California Voter Lists throughout the 1930’s.  I cannot find a marriage record for Earle and Gladys, nor find any other reason the boys were living with Earle in 1930.  However, it is likely that Gladys met Earle through her husband, who also worked for the railroad. 

Earle married Violet O. Cleeton Kelly around 1937 in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.  This was the second marriage for both.  Violet was born on March 10, 1910 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, the daughter of John William Cleeton and Belle Elizabeth “Emily” Glidewell. 

In 1930, Earle and Violet were living on Cottage Street in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California, where Earle continued his employment as a carpenter.  Two children were listed in their household:

Patricia B. Kelly        born in 1931
Basil B. Baxter          born 1938

Earle Lester Baxter died one day after his 80th birthday, December 11, 1981, in San Bernardino County, California.  He was buried in Mountain View Memorial Park in Barstow, San Bernardino County.

Viola O. Cleeson Kelly Baxter died on January 15, 1997 in Barstow, San Bernardino County, California.  She was laid to rest next to her husband in Mountain View Memorial Park.  She was 86 years old at her death.



Notes for Earle Lester Baxter
Birth:  Ancestry.com. South Dakota Births, 1856-1903 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.  South Dakota Department of Health. South Dakota Birth Records With Birth Dates Over 100 Years. South Dakota Department of Health.
Residence in 1910:  Year: 1910; Census Place: Huron Ward 3, Beadle, South Dakota; Roll: T624_1476; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0018; FHL microfilm: 1375489.  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: Hamilton, Caldwell, Missouri; Roll: T625_910; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 8; Image: 711.  Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Railroad:  California State Railroad Museum Libraries; Sacramento, California; Record Group: Employment Cards; Description: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe - Coastline; Film Number: 1711279
Residence in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census Place: Barstow, San Bernardino, California; Roll: 187; Page: 17A; Enumeration District: 0004; Image: 623.0; FHL microfilm: 2339922.  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: Barstow, San Bernardino, California; Roll: T627_288; Page: 67A; Enumeration District: 36-5.  Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
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 Elsie Baxter:  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.
Marriage to Gladys Shumate:  1930 US Census
Marriage to Violet Cleeton:  1940 US Census
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.
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  

Notes for Violet O. Cleeson
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.
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


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 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.