George F. Erwin1,2

b. 10 September 1846, d. 1 October 1918
Father*Langhorn Erwin3 b. 1795
Mother*Rebecca __?__4 b. 1815
Birth*10 September 1846George F. Erwin was born on 10 September 1846 in Attleboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.3,5,2
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850George was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 3 years old and was recorded as attending school.4
Marriage*29 May 1872He married Mary Jane Lefferts, daughter of John Lefferts and Sarah Gill, on 29 May 1872.1,6,2,7
Death*1 October 1918He died on 1 October 1918 in St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, at age 722,3
Burial*4 October 1918 and was buried on 4 October 1918 in Union Cemetery, Richboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.3,2

Family

Mary Jane Lefferts b. 15 May 1853, d. 10 May 1928
Child1.Harry W. Erwin1 b. 17 Sep 1876, d. 1 Feb 1948

Citations

  1. [S1913] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Harry W. Erwin on 6 February 1898 in the North and Southampton Reformed Church, Churchville, Pennsylvania, USA, born on 17 September 1876, son of George Erwin and Mary Jane Lefferts, referencing Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907, citing 95-0721b 49A Box 2. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George F Erwin, Memorial# 25679740. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of George Erwin, certificate# 142595, age 72, married, farmer, born on 10 September 1846 in Pennsylvania, died on 1 October 1918 in St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, father Langhorn Erwin, informant B. Worthington, Wycombe, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, burial on 4 October 1918 in Richboro Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Langhorn and Rebecca Erwin, Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 759; Page: 28a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Harry W Erwin, certificate# 15775, age 71, married to Reba H Erwin, painter, born on 17 September 1876 in Richboro, Pennsylvania, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 1 February 1948 in his home at 15 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA, parents George Erwin, born in Attleboro, Pennsylvania, and Mary Jane Lefferts, born in Richboro, Pennsylvania, informant Reba H Erwin, 15 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, burial on 5 February 1948 in William Penn, Philadelphia.
  6. [S1910] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, online at www.ancestry.com, Genealogy of the Lefferts family, 1650-1878, page 114, image 115 of 175. Hereinafter cited as North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Jane Erwin, Memorial# 49589239.

Harry W. Erwin1

b. 17 September 1876, d. 1 February 1948
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*George F. Erwin2 b. 10 Sep 1846, d. 1 Oct 1918
Mother*Mary Jane Lefferts2 b. 15 May 1853, d. 10 May 1928
Birth*17 September 1876Harry W. Erwin was born on 17 September 1876 in Richboro, Bucks County, Pennsylvania,3,2,4
Baptism6 February 1898 and was baptized on 6 February 1898 in the North and Southampton Reformed Church, Churchville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*3 March 1902He married Reba M. Heaton, daughter of Charles W. Heaton and Emma Francena Yerkes, on 3 March 1902 in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.1
Census US 1920*5 January 1920Reba H. and Harry W. Erwin were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 5 January 1920 on Moreland Road, Upper Moreland, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Harry was 43 years of age and worked as a painter for a contractor, and Reba was 44 years of age and worked as a teacher in a public school. They owned their home free of mortgage, and Reba's sister, Carrie F. Heaton, resided with them as a boarder in 1920. Carrie was 39 years of age, single, and, like her sister, worked as a teacher in a public school.5
Death*1 February 1948He died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 1 February 1948 in his home at 15 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, Montgomery County, at age 713,4
Burial*5 February 1948 was buried on 5 February 1948 in William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.4,3

Family

Rebecca Heaton b. 15 Jan 1875, d. 8 Mar 1953

Citations

  1. [S1816] Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Harry W Erwin and Reba M Heaton on 3 March 1902 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Film# 001276692. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968.
  2. [S1913] U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970, online at www.ancestry.com, baptism of Harry W. Erwin on 6 February 1898 in the North and Southampton Reformed Church, Churchville, Pennsylvania, USA, born on 17 September 1876, son of George Erwin and Mary Jane Lefferts, referencing Presbyterian Historical Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1907, citing 95-0721b 49A Box 2. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970.
  3. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Harry W Erwin, certificate# 15775, age 71, married to Reba H Erwin, painter, born on 17 September 1876 in Richboro, Pennsylvania, died of a cerebral hemorrhage on 1 February 1948 in his home at 15 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA, parents George Erwin, born in Attleboro, Pennsylvania, and Mary Jane Lefferts, born in Richboro, Pennsylvania, informant Reba H Erwin, 15 Park Avenue, Willow Grove, burial on 5 February 1948 in William Penn, Philadelphia. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Harry W. Erwin, Memorial# 34135436. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Harry W. and Reba H. Erwin, Upper Moreland, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1607; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 185. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.

John Erwin1

b. 1770, d. 7 February 1823
Birth*1770John Erwin was born in 1770 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Susan Drachet Tomlinson.2,1
Death*7 February 1823He died on 7 February 1823 in Bucks County at about age 53.1

Family

Susan Drachet Tomlinson b. 24 Dec 1775, d. 5 Feb 1856
Child1.Joseph Elwood Erwin1,3 b. 23 Dec 1792, d. 8 Oct 1870

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Erwin, Memorial# 81958410. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Drachet (Tomlinson) Erwin, Memorial# 81958034.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Elwood Erwin, Memorial# 81957913.

Joseph Elwood Erwin1

b. 23 December 1792, d. 8 October 1870
Father*John Erwin2,1 b. 1770, d. 7 Feb 1823
Mother*Susan Drachet Tomlinson3,1 b. 24 Dec 1775, d. 5 Feb 1856
Birth*23 December 1792Joseph Elwood Erwin was born on 23 December 1792 in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.1
Marriage*He married Hannah Yerkes Morrison, daughter of John Morrison and Hannah Yerkes.1,4
(Husband) Death10 December 1860Joseph became a widower when Hannah Yerkes Morrison died on 10 December 1860 at age 64.4
Death*8 October 1870He died on 8 October 1870 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 771
Burial*12 October 1870 and was buried on 12 October 1870 in Philadelphia.1

Family

Hannah Yerkes Morrison b. 10 Feb 1796, d. 10 Dec 1860

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Joseph Elwood Erwin, Memorial# 81957913. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Erwin, Memorial# 81958410.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Susan Drachet (Tomlinson) Erwin, Memorial# 81958034.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Hannah Yerkes (Morrison) Erwin, Memorial# 81958250.

Langhorn Erwin1

b. 1795
Birth*1795Langhorn Erwin was born about 1795 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*He married Rebecca __?__.2
Census US 1850*13 September 1850Rebecca and Langhorn Erwin were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Langhorn was 55 years of age and a blacksmith, and Rebecca was 35 years of age. Their three sons were enumerated with them in 1850. Franklin was 10 years old; William was 5; and young George was 3 years old. All three were recorded as attended school.2

Family

Rebecca __?__ b. 1815
Children1.Franklin Erwin2 b. 1840
2.William Erwin2 b. 1845
3.George F. Erwin+1 b. 10 Sep 1846, d. 1 Oct 1918

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of George Erwin, certificate# 142595, age 72, married, farmer, born on 10 September 1846 in Pennsylvania, died on 1 October 1918 in St. Luke's Hospital, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, father Langhorn Erwin, informant B. Worthington, Wycombe, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, burial on 4 October 1918 in Richboro Cemetery. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Langhorn and Rebecca Erwin, Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 759; Page: 28a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Samuel Erwin1

b. 18 March 1814, d. 6 March 1887
ChartsDescendants of Robert Heaton of Yorkshire, The Immigrant
Father*Samuel Erwin2,1 b. 21 Oct 1767, d. 18 Jun 1851
Mother*Sarah Holmes3,1 b. Dec 1771, d. 10 Dec 1864
Birth*18 March 1814Samuel Erwin was born on 18 March 1814 in Columbiana County, Ohio.1
Marriage*26 January 1836He married Mary Heaton, daughter of Thomas Heaton and Mary Haldeman, on 26 January 1836 in Franklin Square, Columbiana County, Ohio.1,4
Death*6 March 1887He died on 6 March 1887 in Columbiana County at age 721,4
Burial* and was buried in Old Section 1, Row 4, of Columbiana Cemetery, Columbiana.1

Family

Mary Heaton b. 14 Mar 1818, d. 15 Apr 1899

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Erwin, Memorial# 5311924. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Erwin, Memorial# 89046950.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Holmes) Erwin, Memorial# 52688377.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary (Heaton) Erwin, Memorial# 5311925.

Samuel Erwin1

b. 21 October 1767, d. 18 June 1851
Birth*21 October 1767Samuel Erwin was born on 21 October 1767.1
Marriage*4 July 1793He married Sarah Holmes on 4 July 1793 in Virginia.2,1
Death*18 June 1851He died on 18 June 1851 at age 831
Burial* and was buried in Cool Springs Cemetery, Columbiana County, Ohio.1

Family

Sarah Holmes b. Dec 1771, d. 10 Dec 1864
Child1.Samuel Erwin1,3 b. 18 Mar 1814, d. 6 Mar 1887

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Erwin, Memorial# 89046950. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah (Holmes) Erwin, Memorial# 52688377.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Samuel Erwin, Memorial# 5311924.

William Erwin1

b. 1845
Father*Langhorn Erwin1 b. 1795
Mother*Rebecca __?__1 b. 1815
Birth*1845William Erwin was born about 1845 in Pennsylvania.1
(Son) Census US 185013 September 1850William was enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 13 September 1850 in the household of his parents in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He was 5 years old and attending school.1

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Langhorn and Rebecca Erwin, Bristol, Bucks, Pennsylvania; Roll: 759; Page: 28a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

Oline Paulsdatter Espe1

b. 9 January 1849, d. 12 February 1932
Birth*9 January 1849Oline Paulsdatter Espe was born on 9 January 1849 in Eide, Hyllestad kommune, Sogn og Fjordane fylke, Norway.1
Marriage*She married Ole Rasmus Frislid Rothi.1,2
(Wife) Death20 August 1919Oline became a widow when Ole Rasmus Frislid Rothi died on 20 August 1919 at age 76.2
Death*12 February 1932She died on 12 February 1932 in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at age 831
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Kenyon Cemetery, Kenyon, Goodhue County, Minnesota.1,2

Family

Ole Rasmus Frislid Rothi b. 2 Aug 1843, d. 20 Aug 1919
Child1.Albert C. Rothi1,3 b. 12 Nov 1880, d. 1 Nov 1971

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Oline Paulsdatter (Espe) Rothi, Memorial# 79768100. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ole Rasmus Frislid Rothi, Memorial# 79768210.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Albert C Rothi, Memorial# 183356598.

Lucinda Esteridge1,2

b. 1819
Birth*1819Lucinda Esteridge was born about 1819 in Indiana.2
Marriage*4 October 1835She married Madison York on 4 October 1835 in Crawford County, Illinois.2,3

Family

Madison York b. 1815
Child1.John R. York+1,2 b. 9 Oct 1843, d. 11 Apr 1903

Citations

  1. [S2577] Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage on 10 December 1896 in Cherokee County, Kansas, USA, of John R. York of Joplin, Missouri, farmer, age 53, his second marriage, born in Ameria, son of Madison York and Lucinda Esteridge, and Lizzie Boring, housekeeper, age 38, reporting it as her first marriage, born in America, daughter of W. T. Frankeberger and Elizabeth Jewell, citing "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWL1-QPC : 14 January 2020), Lizzie Boring in entry for John R. York, 1896, viewed online on FHL Film# 1404858, DGS# 007579705, image# 134 of 578. Hereinafter cited as Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Madison and Lucinda York, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: Ottawa, Lasalle, Illinois; Roll: 115; Page: 196b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1681] Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Lucinda Eastridge and Madison York on 4 October 1835 in Crawford County, Illinois, USA. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., Marriage Index, 1860-1920.

Della M. Estes1

b. 29 May 1883
Father*William Estes1
Mother*Sarah Ann Matthews1
Birth*29 May 1883Della M. Estes was born in Cameron, DeKalb County, Missouri, on 29 May 1883, as calculated from her reported age at her second marriage in 1909.2,1
Marriage*She is believed to have married first a man with the surname of Fuller.2
Marriage*17 December 1909She married second, as his first wife, Henry Goetz on 17 December 1909 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.2
Census US 1910*13 April 1910Della and Henry Goetz were enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 13 April 1910 on N. 16th Street, Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. Henry was 30 years of age and worked in real estate on his own account, and Della was 27 years of age. They had been married for less than one year, rented their house, and Della had not given birth to any children.3
Divorce*Della M. Goetz and Henry Goetz were divorced. Henry married a second time on 21 August 1915 to Bena Paulsen, and Della married a third time in 1916.4,5,1
Marriage*14 November 1916She married third, as his first wife, Charles B. Smith, son of Elihu S. Smith and May Higgins, on 14 November 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. Charles was 35 years of age, and Della reported her age as 27, although she was likely age 33.1
Census US 1920*10 January 1920Della M. and Charles B. Smith were enumerated on the 1920 census taken on 10 January 1920 in Whitefish, Flathead County, Montana. Charles was 47 years of age and worked as a fireman in the railroad shops, and Della was 39 years of age and had no occupation recorded. They owned their home with a mortgage, and they both could read and write. No children were enumerated with the couple in 1920.6
Court Action*2 November 1921Her husband Charles filed a divorce action against Della on 2 November 1921 in Flathead County, Montana. The couple had no children.

Charles was represented by an attorney whose petition to the court stated that Charles, the Plaintiff, had always been a dutiful and loving husband to the Defendant; but that the Defendant, unmindful of her marriage obligation, had been guilty of extreme cruelty towards Plaintiff in among other things as follows: "That for more than one year last past Defendant has treated Plaintiff in a cruel and inhuman manner, has repeatedly threatened to kill Plaintiff, to poison him, and to burn the house in which Plaintiff and Defendant were living; that Defendant has inflicted grievous mental suffering upon Plaintiff by a course of conduct towards, and treatment of him that has existed and been persisted in by Defendant for more than one year immediately preceding the commencement of this action, which justly and reasonably is of such a nature and character as to destroy the peace of mind and happiness of the Plaintiff, and entirely to defeat the proper and legitimate objects of said marriage, and to render the continuance of the marriage relation between Plaintiff and Defendant perpetually unreasonable and intolerable to the Plaintiff.

"That on or about the 2nd day of November 1921, Defendant quarreled at Plaintiff, called him vile and indecent names, and said to Plaintiff, '(swearing), I'll kill you'; told him that he would have to get breakfast downtown; refused to get breakfast herself, and when Plaintiff attempted to do so, interfered, and prevented Plaintiff from cooking breakfast. That the same thing has happened very many times before, extending over a period of more than one year last past. That it is a matter of almost daily occurrence for Defendant to call Plaintiff a 'son of a .....' and a 'bas....' and other vile and indecent names. That Plaintiff is unable to recall particular dates on which Defendant has reviled him, and called him vile and indecent names because it is a matter of everyday occurrence, extending over a period of more than one year prior to this date.

"That some time, about the month of September, Defendant said to Plaintiff, '(swearing), I'll shoot you', and went and got Plaintiff's rifle, but that Plaintiff got the gun away from her. That for more than one year last past, Defendant has continually quarreled at, reviled, abused, threatened, Plaintiff; and called him vile and indecent names.

"Wherefore: Plaintiff demands judgment against Defendant: that the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between this Plaintiff and Defendant herein be wholly dissolved, and the parties freed from each and every obligation thereunder, and for such other and further relief as to the Court may seem just."

Charles was duly sworn upon oath and deposed, stating that he was the Plaintiff in the action; that he had heard read the foregoing complaint, knew the contents thereof, and that the matters, statements and allegations therein made and set forth were true to his own knowledge, except as to such matters and facts as were therein stated on information and belief, and as those he believed it to be true.

His notarized affidavit was signed by Charles B. Smith on 2 November 1921 and his Complaint filed by the Court on the same day.7
Court Action5 November 1921Della's attorney filed her response to her husband Charles's Complaint for divorce on 5 November 1921 in Flathead County, Montana. She denied each and every allegation, matter and thing her husband's Complaint alleged, except that they were married in Butte, Montana in 1916, and ever since had been husband and wife; that for more than one year last past they had been bona fide residents of the County of Flathead and State of Montana; and that there were no children born of their marriage.

Her attorney's response to the Court stated that, "The Defendant specifically denies that the Plaintiff has always been a dutiful and loving husband to the Defendant, and specifically denies that the Defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty or any cruelty whatever towards the Plaintiff during the last year, next before the filing of this Complaint, or at any other time; and specifically denies that she has repeatedly or at all threatened to kill the Plaintiff or to poison him or to burn the house of Plaintiff and Defendant; and specifically denies that the Defendant has inflicted grievous mental suffering upon the Plaintiff or any suffering whatever for more than one year last past, or at all; and specifically denies that the Defendant has done or performed any act towards the Plaintiff, whatsoever, that has or would render the continuance of the marriage relation between the Plaintiff and Defendant perpetually unreasonable or intolerable to the Plaintiff, or at all; and specifically denies that on or about the second day of November 1921 the Defendant quarreled at the Plaintiff, called him vile and indecent names or said to the Plaintiff, ''(swearing), I'll kill you', or at any other time, or that the Defendant was guilty of any conduct, whatsoever, similar thereto, or that she at any time during the marriage refused to get breakfast for the Plaintiff or interfered with him, or prevented the Plaintiff from cooking his breakfast; and specifically denies that at any time during the marriage the Plaintiff cooked his breakfast or any other meal unless it might have been on some occasion when the Defendant was sick and unable to arise and perform her usual duties about the house; that the Defendant denies that it was a usual occurrence for the Defendant to call the Plaintiff a 'son of a .....' or a 'bas....' or any other vile and indecent names or at all; the Defendant specifically denies that in the month of September, or at any time, she made use of the expression, '(swearing), I'll shoot you', or any like conversation on her part at that time, or any other time, or that she got the Plaintiff's rifle, or that Plaintiff took his rifle, or any other rifle away from the Defendant at that or any other time; or that Defendant has for more than one year last past or at any other time quarreled at, reviled, abused, or threatened the Plaintiff or called him any vile and indecent names whatsoever.

"Defendant further answering and by way of cross bill complains against the Plaintiff and alleges and avers the facts to be

"First. That Plaintiff and Defendant were intermarried at Butte, Montana on the twelfth day of October 1916 and ever since have been and now are husband and wife.

"Second. That the Plaintiff and Defendant are and for more than one year last past have been bona fide residents of the State of Montana and that the Defendant is the innocent party in this action.

"Third. That there are no children of the issue of said marriage.

"Fourth. That since the marriage between Plaintiff and Defendant and for more than one year last past the Plaintiff has treated the Defendant in a cruel and inhuman manner and particularly at the time and in the following manner, to-wit:

"The Plaintiff is of a quarrelsome nature and turbulent disposition and is a strong and powerful man and habitually strikes, beats, and chokes the Defendant in the most cruel and inhuman manner; that his said conduct for a long period of time and particularly for more than one year last past has been one continuous quarrel at the Defendant and on many occasions during each month he has been guilty of striking, beating, and choking the Defendant and has repeatedly and continuously for the past year threatened to do the Defendant great bodily harm, dangerous to life and on numerous occasions has attempted to carry his threats into execution, and has inflicted serious injuries upon the Defendant and particularly in this, that on the second day of November 1921, the same being the day upon which the Plaintiff filed his Complaint for divorce, the Plaintiff in Whitefish, Montana without any wrong or cause on the part of the Defendant became furiously enraged at the Defendant and struck the Defendant in the face and immediately grabbed the Defendant by the neck and wrenched her to the floor in the most cruel and inhuman manner, inflicting thereby serious injuries to the Defendant's back, causing thereby a severe strain which resulted in excruciating pain to the Defendant, that the defendant believes that the Plaintiff struck her after she was down in a severe and cruel manner but is not positive of said fact for the reason that she became at said time and place unconscious and when she came to, the Plaintiff was leaving the premises and she asked the Plaintiff to get her a doctor as she was suffering intense misery in her back and the Plaintiff said in reply, 'I will not get you a doctor, I'll go to Kalispell and get a divorce from you.' Defendant further states that in the month of October 1921 the Plaintiff without cause or reason on the part of the Defendant became furiously enraged at the Defendant and threw a heavy shoe at her, striking her on the shoulder and inflicting painful injuries upon the Defendant and causing her arm to be black and blue for many days, at said time reviling and cursing the Defendant and threatening if she did or caused the Plaintiff any trouble on account of the said occurrence that he would kill her; Defendant states further that in the month of June 1921 the Plaintiff became furiously enraged at her without any cause or reason on her part and grabbed her in a vicious manner and choked her until she sunk to the floor and told her that he intended to kill her; Defendant further states that particularly in the months of January 1921 and in the months of October and November 1920 the Plaintiff was guilty without any cause or reason on the part of the Defendant of cruelly striking and beating the Defendant and threatening to kill her and that on the various occasions of said striking and beatings before stated he told the Defendant that if she dared to relate these occurrences to the neighbors or any of them that he would shoot her and that the rifle which he kept in the house at all times would be the gun which would do the business, and she furthers states that the particular times and actual cruelty above set forth are only a part of the general cruelty of the Plaintiff towards the Defendant and that the particular dates and times of other cruelties are not known to the Defendant but that the same was almost a continuous and everlasting condition and that she lived in constant fear not only of the beatings and chokings of the Plaintiff but in great fear and dread that he would carry his threats of taking her life into execution.

"Defendant states that the Plaintiff is an able bodied man, regularly employed by the Great Northern Railway Company as a machinist's helper and is earning from one hundred, twenty-five to one hundred, seventy-five dollars per month and has been regularly employed for the past two years.

"Defendant further states that Plaintiff and Defendant are the owners of a piece of residence property in the City of Butte, Montana, the exact numbers being not known to the Defendant, which is free and clear of any debt, lien, or encumbrances of the value of fifteen hundred dollars and that the same is standing in the name of the Plaintiff and that the Plaintiff and Defendant are the owners of a certain five acre tract of land and the dwelling house situate thereupon and the usual household goods therein, all free and clear of any encumbrances, described as follows: commencing at the southeast corner of the Southeast Fourth of the Northwest Quarter of Section Twenty-five (25), Township Thirty-one (31), Range Twenty-two (22), thence west forty (40) rods, thence north twenty (20) rods, thence east forty (40) rods, thence south (20) rods to the place of beginning, containing five (5) acres more or less according to the Plat thereof filed for record in the offices of the County Recorder in and for the County of Flathead, State of Montana, standing in the name of Plaintiff and Defendant of the value of two thousand dollars.

"Defendant further states that she is informed and believes and therefor alleges that the Plaintiff has a bank account in the Security State Bank of Whitefish, Montana in which there is standing to his credit the sum of three hundred dollars.

"Defendant further states that the above named properties have been made by the joint efforts and labor of the Plaintiff and Defendant and that during the time of the accumulation of said property by the Plaintiff and Defendant she has done and performed all of her duties as the wife of the Defendant(sic) and has aided him in the accumulation of said property at all times in the way and manner that she should do.

"Defendant further states that she is entirely without means of support for herself or the means with which to pay the necessary expenses of her attorney in this action or the money with which to pay for the filing of the within Answer and that she has been compelled to borrow the necessary money to pay for the filing of this Answer, that she has no property save and except her rights in the property of the Plaintiff and Defendant as hereinbefore set forth. Defendant states that she has been compelled to hire and has hired A. L. Hughes, an attorney at law to represent her in the within action and to secure for her rights as the wife of the Plaintiff at and for the agreed fees of one hundred, fifty dollars and that the same is a reasonable fee for said services.

"Wherefor Defendant prays judgment;

"First. That the Defendant be granted a divorce from the Plaintiff and freed from any further obligations on account of said marriage.

"Second. That the Plaintiff be required to pay to the Defendant the sum of one hundred, fifty dollars as attorney's fees in this cause.

"Third. That the Plaintiff be required to pay the costs of the Defendant incurred in this cause.

"Fourth. That such a part of the within described property of Plaintiff and Defendant be allowed and set apart to the Defendant as shall be equitable and just, and that the Plaintiff be required and adjudged to pay the Defendant such further sums for alimony as to the court may seem meet and proper."

Della was duly sworn and on her oath stated that she was the Defendant in the above action and foregoing answer; that she had read the same and knew its contents, and that the matters and things therein stated were true within her own knowledge except as to such matters as were stated on information and belief and as those matters she believed them to be true.

Her notarized affidavit was signed by Della M. Smith on 5 November 1921 and her Answer filed with the Court on 17 November 1921.7
Court Action17 March 1923Charles filed for divorce a second time from Della on 17 March 1923 in Flathead County, Montana. Nothing appears to have been decided following the first Complaint filed by Charles, and Answer filed by Della, in 1921. Of note however, is when Charles filed the second time his attorney, A. L. Hughes, who had been attorney for the Defendant in 1921, had changed sides and was representing Charles as attorney for the Plaintiff.

After declaring the three points that had previously been agreed to by both parties, that they had married in 1916, stating in 1923 that only Charles, the Plaintiff, had lived in Flathead County, Montana for more than one year prior to the beginning of the Complaint, and that there were no children of the marriage, Charles's 1923 Complaint began by stating:

'That since the marriage plaintiff has treated the defendant with kindness and affection and performed all of his duties as the husband of the defendant and has always furnished the defendant with a good home in which to live, but that the defendant wholly disregarding her duties as the wife of the plaintiff has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards plaintiff by a course of conduct towards and treatment of the plaintiff by the defendant existing and persisted in for a period of one (1) year immediately before the commencement of the action for divorce, which justly and reasonably is of such a nature and character as to destroy the peace of mind and happiness with plaintiff, and entirely to defeat the proper and legitimate objects of marriage and to render the continuance of the married relation between plaintiff and defendant perpetually unreasonable and intolerable to the plaintiff particularly in this, to wit:

"That during said time plaintiff without fault of the defendant, and without any reason therefore whatever, has repeatedly threatened to kill the plaintiff, and has repeatedly threatened to poison him and to burn the house in which plaintiff and the defendant were living. That on or about the first of March 1922, the defendant quarreled with the plaintiff without any cause or reason therefore, and without any fault of the plaintiff, called him vile and indecent names and said to him, 'I will kill you, you dam Son of a b....' having in her hand at said time a large club with which defendant struck at the plaintiff and that said club was a dangerous weapon, and refused to prepare any breakfast for the plaintiff and continued to refuse to cook any meals for the plaintiff for a period of two days, and plaintiff was thereby compelled to secure his meals at restaurants in the City of Whitefish, Montana. That said course of conduct on the part of the defendant occurred many times over a period of more than one (1) year last past. That it was a matter of almost daily occurrence for defendant to call the plaintiff a son of a b.... and a dam bas...., and such other vile and indecent names as would not be proper to place in this complaint, and that plaintiff is unable to recall the particular dates on which defendant has reviled, cursed and abused him and called him vile and unspeakable names, because it was a matter of everyday occurrence extending over a period of more than one (1) year prior to this date, and that at one time during said period the defendant in a fit of rage, without cause on the part of the plaintiff, said to the plaintiff, '(cursing), I will shoot you' and went and got plaintiff's rifle and attempted to use the same, and that plaintiff wrested said rifle from the defendant and took the shells out of it and prevented her from doing him at said time great bodily harm.

"Wherefore, Plaintiff demands judgment against the defendant

"First. That the bonds of matrimony heretofore and now existing between this plaintiff and defendant be dissolved, and the plaintiff freed from any other or further obligations on account of said marriage.

:Plaintiff prays for general relief."

Charles, after being duly sworn, gave his oath that he had read the Complaint and knew its contents, and the matters and things stated therein were true within his own personal knowledge. His affidavit was signed Charles B. Smith and witnessed by his attorney A. L. Hughes on 17 March 1923.7
Court Action27 April 1923A Summons was issued by the Court in Flathead County, Montana, on 27 April 1923 ordering Della to answer to Charles B. Smith's second Complaint for divorce dated 17 March 1923. On 30 April 1923 it was determined that Della could not be served the Summons because she had moved out of the state of Montana, so it was ordered by the Court that the Summons be made upon the Defendant, Della M. Smith, by publication in the Flathead Monitor, a newspaper published in Kalispell, Montana, and that publication be made at least once a week for four successive weeks.7
Court Action8 October 1924Charles submitted a third Complaint for divorce against his wife Della on 8 October 1924 in Flathead County, Montana. His Complaint was prepared by his attorney, A. L. Hughes, and was typed without paragraphs, with little punctuation, and included some typing errors which affected spelling. With our transcription, we have taken the liberty of separating the thoughts and correcting errors where we thought appropriate for ease of reading.

As with his first two Court filings for divorce, Charles's Complaint began by establishing that the couple had married in Butte, Montana in 1916, that Charles was and had been, for more than one year next before the filing of this current Complaint, a bona fide resident of the State of Montana, and that there were no children born of the marriage. His Complaint additionally stated that Charles was the injured party, and that "Plaintiff complains of the Defendant and for cause of action alleges:

"That since the marriage the Defendant has been guilty of extreme cruelty towards the Plaintiff by a course of conduct towards and treatment of the Plaintiff by the Defendant, existing and persisted in for a period of one year immediately before the commencement of this action for divorce which justly and reasonably is of such a nature and character as to destroy the peace of mind and happiness of the Plaintiff and to entirely defeat the proper and legitimate object of marriage, and to render the continuation of the married relation between the Plaintiff and Defendant perpetually, unreasonable and intolerable to the Plaintiff in this to wit:

"That since the marriage of Plaintiff and Defendant, the Defendant has been of a quarrelsome and turbulent disposition quarreling at the Plaintiff almost continuously about the most trivial matters and almost continuously threatening to do the Plaintiff great bodily harm, and has on numerous occasions attempted to kill this Plaintiff without any cause or reason on the part of the Plaintiff therefore, and that her conduct became from time to time worse and her actions more exasperating to the Plaintiff.

"That about the year 1921, the Defendant brought an action against this Plaintiff for divorce in which she falsely charged this Plaintiff with striking, beating and choking her, and that after service of Summons in said cause, the Plaintiff therein (Della) came to this Plaintiff (Charles), admitted that her statements so made were false and not true, that said complaint for divorce was drawn in a fit of anger and asked the pardon and forgiveness of this Plaintiff, and that she might be permitted to dismiss the cause of action and again resume the marital relation with this Plaintiff.

"That thereupon Plaintiff freely and fully forgave the Defendant herein for her said action and again resumed the marital relation.

"That immediately thereafter this Defendant became, without cause or reason, turbulent, boisterous and threatening, and on many occasions fighting at the Plaintiff and threatening to take his life, and called him vile, vulgar and profane names and continued said course of conduct until about the month of October 1922.

"That the Defendant in a fit of anger and rage separated from the Plaintiff herein and without cause or reason on the part of this Plaintiff, Defendant went to the city of Butte, Montana, whereupon this Plaintiff brought suit in the District Court at Kalispell, Montana for divorce from the Defendant. Due service was had of the Summons in said cause and that thereafter the Defendant of her own accord returned to the City of Whitefish, Montana, and came to the home of the Plaintiff and asked pardon of this Plaintiff for her conduct and begged him to take her back as his wife.

"That thereupon this Plaintiff freely and fully forgave the Defendant for her said actions, dismissed his case for divorce in this Court and again resumed the married relation.

"That thereafter her temper and general conduct became worse than before and Defendant was guilty of almost incessantly bemeaning, terrorizing, cursing, and blackguarding the Plaintiff and threatening to take his life and on one occasion, to wit:

"That about the month of July 1923, the Defendant took a high powered rifle, the same being loaded, and threatened to kill this Plaintiff without any cause or reason on the part of this Plaintiff, and Plaintiff was compelled to and did take said rifle away from Defendant by force; that at said time the Defendant was guilty of using profanity and such vulgar epithets towards the Plaintiff as would be improper to relate and told the neighbors in the community that this Plaintiff had been guilty of striking, choking and abusing her, all of which were false and untrue.

"That thereafter Defendant again asked this Plaintiff to forgive her and promised and agreed never again to be guilty of such actions; and that Plaintiff again forgave the Defendant and resumed the married relation, but that Defendant was not true to her promises and did not mend her ways, but continued a ceaseless tirade at this Plaintiff about the most trivial matters and without any cause or reason whatever and continued to almost incessantly bemean, curse and blackguard this Plaintiff.

"That this Plaintiff at all times has been a working man and that the Defendant has, during the last year on numerous occasions without cause or reason, woke the Plaintiff up at night, and for no other purpose than to terrify, curse and bemean the Plaintiff who on many occasions during the last year has been compelled to leave his bed at home and seek rest and sleep out of doors in order to be able to pursue his usual labor.

"That in the month of October 1923, after Defendant had been guilty of the conduct next above related, she again became penitent, and when this Plaintiff told her that he expected to separate from her and get a divorce for her actions she again begged with him to again forgive her, which he done, and the Defendant promised and agreed to live peaceable and happily thereafter with the Plaintiff, but that instead the Defendant continued incessantly terrifying the Plaintiff telling neighbors in the community that this Plaintiff was guilty of mistreating her and cursing and using the most vulgar and profane language towards this Plaintiff.

"That said conduct continued until about the 7th day of March 1924 at which time the Defendant without cause or reason abandoned and left this Plaintiff and went to parts not known to this Plaintiff and that he has not heard from or communicated with the Defendant since said day of March 1924; and Plaintiff alleges that the abandoning by the Defendant and the conduct of the Defendant for a period of more than one year next before the filing of this complaint is of such a character that the married relation with the Defendant can no longer be endured by the Plaintiff.

"Wherefore Plaintiff prays that the bonds of matrimony heretofore existing between the Plaintiff and Defendant be dissolved and that Plaintiff be released from any other or further obligation on account thereof."

The Complaint was signed by A. L. Hughes, Attorney for Plaintiff, and was submitted to the Court on 08 October 1924 with an affidavit signed by Charles, after being duly sworn, that he had read the Complaint and knew its contents, and the matters and things stated therein were true within his own personal knowledge. Both documents were filed by the Court on 13 November 1924.8
Court Action17 November 1924A Summons was issued by the Court in Flathead County, Montana, on 17 November 1924 ordering Della to answer to Charles's third Complaint for divorce dated 08 October 1924. The Summons was delivered to Della personally on 17 November 1924 in the County of Silver Bow, Montana and acceptance filed by the Court in Flathead County on 01 December 1924.

When she had failed to respond to her Summons by 9 December 1924, Charles's attorney, A. L. Hughes, petitioned the Court to "enter default of defendant for failure to answer or enter appearance within time allowed by law after personal service in Montana." The Court honored the request with a note to the Complaint for Divorce file on the same date stating, that in regard to Charles B. Smith, Plaintiff vs. Della M. Smith, Defendant, "In this action the defendant having been regularly served with process, and having failed to appear and answer the plaintiff..... complaint on file herein, and the time allowed by law for answering having expired, the default of said defendant..... in the premises is hereby duly entered, according to law."8
Marriage*26 January 1925She married fourth Peter Anderson, son of N. A. Anderson and Annie Rasmussen, on 26 January 1925 at the Court House in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana. They were married by a District Judge who probably didn't know he was marrying a bigamist. Peter was 45 years of age and had not been married before, and Della was recorded as 40 years of age and recorded as divorced, although she was still married to Charles Smith.9,10
Bigamy*27 January 1925Della became a bigamist when she married Peter Anderson while she was still married to Charles B. Smith. Charles, who had been trying to obtain a divorce from Della for more than three years would finally succeed on 14 April 1925.10,9,7,8,11
Court Action11 March 1925Charles filed his fourth divorce action against his wife Della on 11 March 1925 in Flathead County, Montana. As with his other three Court filings for divorce, Charles's Complaint began by establishing that the couple had married in Butte, Montana in 1916, that Charles was and had been, for more than one year next before the filing of this current Complaint, a bona fide resident of the State of Montana, and that there have been no children born of the said marriage. His Complaint additionally stated that Charles was the injured party, and that "Plaintiff complains of the Defendant and for cause of action alleges:

"That on or about the 7th day of March 1924, more than one year last past, the said Defendant, disregarding the solemnity of her marriage vows, willfully and without cause deserted and abandoned the Plaintiff, and ever since has and still continues to so willfully and without cause desert and abandon the Plaintiff and to live separate and apart from him without any sufficient cause or any reason, against his will and without his consent.

"Wherefore, Plaintiff demands judgment: That the bonds of matrimony between himself and the Defendant be dissolved and the Plaintiff be relieved from any other or further obligation on account of said marriage."

The Complaint was signed by A. L. Hughes, Attorney for Plaintiff, and was submitted to the Court on11 March 1925 with an affidavit signed by Charles, after being duly sworn, that he had read the Complaint and knew its contents, and the matters and things stated therein were true within his own personal knowledge. Both documents were filed by the Court on that same date.11
Court Action21 March 1925A Summons was issued by the Court in Flathead County, Montana, on 21 March 1925 ordering Della to answer to Charles's fourth Complaint for divorce dated 11 March 1925. The Summons was delivered to Della personally on 21 March 1925 in the County of Silver Bow, Montana and acceptance filed by the Court in Flathead County on 26 March 1925.

When she had failed to respond to her Summons by 14 April 1925, Charles's attorney, A. L. Hughes, petitioned the Court to "enter default of defendant Della M. Smith for failure to answer or enter her appearance within time provided by law." The Court honored the request with a note to the Complaint for Divorce file on the same date stating, that in regard to Charles B. Smith, Plaintiff vs. Della M. Smith, Defendant, "In this action the defendant Della M. Smith having been regularly served with process, and having failed to appear and answer the plaintiff..... complaint on file herein, and the time allowed by law for answering having expired, the default of said defendant..... in the premises is hereby duly entered, according to law."11
Divorce*14 April 1925Charles was finally granted a divorce from his wife Della on 14 April 1925 in Flathead County, Montana. The Court's Decree of Divorce, began with, "Now, on this 14th day of April 1925, this cause coming on to be heard by the Court, and the Plaintiff, Chas. B. Smith, appearing in person and by his attorney, A. L. Hughes, and the defendant, Della M. Smith, having been served personally in the State of Montana with summons on the 21st day of March 1925, and due proof of said service having been filed in the cause, and the Defendant, Della M. Smith, having failed to answer or plead or enter her appearance within the time provided by law, and the default of the Defendant, Della M. Smith, having been entered by the Clerk of the Court, and on motion of A. L. Hughes, Attorney for the Plaintiff, the Court proceeded to hear the testimony introduced in behalf of the Plaintiff, and after being fully advised in the premises by the testimony of the Plaintiff and his witnesses, and duly considering the same, the Court finds that the allegations contained in Plaintiff's complaint are true, to wit:

"1st. That Plaintiff and Defendant were inter-married with each other in the City of Butte, Montana, on the 12th day of November 1916, and that the Plaintiff is, and for more than one year next before the filing of this complaint for divorce has been, a bona fide resident of the State of Montana, and that there have been no children born of the marriage.

"2nd. That on or about the 7th day of March 1924, more than one year before the filing of the complaint for divorce, the Defendant, Della M. Smith, disregarding the solemnity of her marriage vows, willfully and without cause deserted and abandoned the Plaintiff, and ever since has and still continues to so willfully and without cause desert and abandon the Plaintiff, and to live separate and apart from him without any sufficient cause or any reason, against his will and without his consent, and that the Plaintiff is entitled to the relief demanded in his complaint.

"WHEREFORE, IT IS ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED, by the Court:

"That the bonds of matrimony heretofore existing between the Plaintiff, Chas. B. Smith, and the Defendant, Della M. Smith, be and the same are dissolved and the Plaintiff is hereby released from all further or other obligations by reason of said marriage.

"Done in open Court in the City of Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana, this 14th day of April 1925."

The Decree of Divorce was signed by the Honorable C. W. Pomeroy, District Judge, and filed by the Court, both on the same day of 14 April 1925.11
(Wife) Death11 July 1926Della became a widow when Peter Anderson died of phthisis pulmonalis (tuberculosis) on 11 July 1926 at age 47.12
Marriage*29 August 1928She married fifth Joseph Smith, son of Fred Smith and Catherine __?__, on 29 August 1928 in Butte, Silver Bow County, Montana.13

Family 1

______ Fuller

Family 2

Henry Goetz b. 17 Sep 1879

Family 3

Charles B. Smith b. 1874

Family 4

Peter Anderson b. 21 Nov 1878, d. 11 Jul 1926

Family 5

Joseph Smith b. 1888

Citations

  1. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 November 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, for Charles B. Smith of Butte, age 35, not previously married, born about 1881 in Litchfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Higgins, married Della Goetz of Butte, age 27, divorced, daughter of William Estes and Sarah Matthews, citing Certificate# 8812, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.
  2. [S2143] Oregon, U.S., State Marriages, 1906-1971, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 17 December 1909 in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA, of Della May Fuller of Portland, Oregon, age 26 years, 6 months, 18 days , born in Missouri, housekeeper, her second marriage, parents both born in Missouri, married Henry Goetz of Portland, Oregon, age 30 years, 3 months, born in Kansas, clerk, his first marriage, father born in Germany, mother born in Massachusetts, referencing Oregon State Archives, Salem, Oregon, Oregon, Marriage Records, 1906-1910, 1946-1966. Hereinafter cited as Oregon, U.S., State Marriages, 1906-1971.
  3. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Della Goetz, Portland Ward 2, Multnomah, Oregon; Roll: T624_1285; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0129; FHL microfilm: 1375298. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1710] Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 21 August 1915 in Seattle, King, Washington, USA, of Henry Goetz of King County, Washington, married Bena Paulsen of Sacramento, California, referencing Washington State Archives, Olympia, Washington, Washington Marriage Records, 1854-2013. Hereinafter cited as Washington, U.S., Marriage Records, 1854-2013.
  5. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, Household of Henry and Bena Goetz, Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1926; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 118. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Charles B. and Della M. Smith, Whitefish, Flathead, Montana; Roll: T625_971; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 52.
  7. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Charles B. Smith vs. Della M. Smith, filed first on 2 November 1921 and second on 17 March 1923, in Flathead County, Montana, USA, marriage year reported as 1916, citing Case# 5600, images 284-333 of 1259. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950.
  8. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Charles B. Smith vs. Della M. Smith, filed for the third time on 08 October 1924, in Flathead County, Montana, USA, marriage year reported as 1916, citing Case# 6445, images 1605-1619 of 1782.
  9. [S2094] Montana U.S. County Marriage Records, 1865-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1925 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA of Della M Smith, age 40, daughter of William Estes and Sara Matthews Estes, married Peter Anderson, age 45, son of N.A. Anderson and Annie Rasmussen, referencing Film# 001939679, DGS# 004351389. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1865-1993.
  10. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1925 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, of Peter Anderson, age 45, not previously married, born about 1880 in Richfield, Utah, son of N. A. Anderson and Annie Anderson, married Della M. Smith, age 40, divorcee, born in "Canlon", Missouri, daughter of William Estes and Sara Matthews, citing Certificate# A 16214, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.
  11. [S2151] Montana, U.S., County Divorce Records, 1865-1950, online at www.ancestry.com, divorce of Charles B. Smith vs. Della M. Smith, filed for the fourth time on 11 March 1925, in Flathead County, Montana, USA, marriage year reported as 1916, citing Case# 6525, images 379-395 of 637.
  12. [S2095] Montana, U.S., State Deaths, 1907-2016, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Peter Anderson, age 47, miner, married to Della Anderson, parents not known, born on 21 November 1878 in Richfield Utah, died of phthisis pulmonalis on 11 July 1926 in Murray Hospital, Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, informant Mrs. Della M. Anderson, burial or cremation at Mountain View, citing certificate# 4598, Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Helena, Montana, Montana Death Records. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., State Deaths, 1907-2016.
  13. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 29 August 1928 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, for Della Anderson, age 40, born about 1888 in Cameron, Dekalb County, Missouri, daughter of William Estes and Sarah Estes, married Joseph Smith, age 40, born about 1888 in St. Cloud, Sterns County, Minnesota, son of Fred Smith and Catherine Smith, citing Certificate# A 18753, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950.

George P. Estes1

b. 26 October 1888, d. 2 August 1971
Birth*26 October 1888George P. Estes was born on 26 October 1888 in Georgia.1,2
Name VariationHis full name was George Presley Estes2
Name Variation and his name was recorded in some documents as G. P. Estes.3,4
Marriage*27 March 1927He married Ovia Elmore, daughter of Frazier Elmore and Mary Ann Fox, on 27 March 1927 in Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma. George was 38 years of age and Ovia was age 20. They were married by Jesse L. Day, Justice of the Peace for the city of Wewoka.5,2,3
Census US 1940*16 April 1940Ovia A. and George P. Estes were enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 16 April 1940 in Minneha, Sedgwick County, Kansas. George was 52 years of age, had completed his education through the 4th year of High School, and worked for wages as a Superintendent for the privately owned K & P Oil Company. He had worked 48 hours the week before the census was taken, and worked 52 weeks in 1939 for an income of $1,680 and did not have additional income. They rented their house, which was not on a farm, and his wife, Ovia, was 32 years of age and had completed her education through the 1st year of High School. Her work was her home housework, and she was not seeking work outside her home. She was recorded as having other income. Also enumerated with the couple in 1940 were four additional members of their extended family. Ovia's mother, Mary A. Elmore, was a widow, 66 years of age, and had completed her education through the 6th grade of Elementary School. She was neither working nor looking for work, helped her daughter with the home housework, and was recorded as having other income. Ovia's nephew, her sister Lottie's son, Harvey L. Sides, was 23 years of age and had completed his education through the 8th grade of Elementary School. He was recorded as not working, not looking for work, and having other income. His wife, Dora M. Sides, was 20 years old and had completed her education through the 5th grade of Elementary School. Her work was helping her husband's aunt with the home housework. Their baby daughter, Donnia L., was 9 months old. Both Harvey and Dora Mae reported they had each lived in Morris, Oklahoma on 1 April 1935.1
(Uncle) Draft Registration16 October 1940He was named as the person who would always know the address of his nephew, Harvey Leroy Sides, when Harvey completed his World War II draft registration on 16 October 1940 in Minneha, Sedgwick County, Kansas. Harvey's address, as reported to the Draft Board, was R.R.4, Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, which was the same address as his uncle's.4
Death*2 August 1971He died on 2 August 1971 at age 822
Burial* and was buried in Plot 4-318-6 of Highland Cemetery, Okemah, Okfuskee County, Oklahoma, with a U.S. Military gravestone honoring his service in World War I.2

Family

Ovia A. Elmore b. 26 Apr 1907, d. 2 Nov 1986

Citations

  1. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George P. and Ovia A. Estes, (their surname transcribed as "Ester" by Ancestry), Year: 1940; Census Place: Minneha, Sedgwick, Kansas; Roll: m-t0627-01258; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 87-23. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George Presley Estes, Memorial# 103850344. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S2175] Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 22 March 1927 in Wewoka, Seminole County, Oklahoma, USA, of Miss Ovia Elmore of Cromwell, Seminole County, Oklahoma, age 20, born about 1907, and G P Estes of Cromwell, Seminole, Oklahoma, age 28, born about 1889, married by Jesse L. Day, Justice of the Peace for the city of Wewoka, referencing Film# 002229266. Hereinafter cited as Oklahoma, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1890-1995.
  4. [S1967] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, registration of Harvey Leroy Sides of R.R.4, Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, USA, age 24, born on 16 September 1916 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma, USA, registered on 16 October 1940 in Minneha, Sedgwick County, Kansas, USA, describing him as 5' 8" in height, weighing 140 lbs., with a dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair, person who would always know his address, his uncle G. P. Estes, at the same address, referencing U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, National Archives at St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, WWII Draft Registration Cards for Kansas, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947, Records of the Selective Service System, 147, Box 353. Hereinafter cited as U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Aria Ovia Estes, Memorial# 103850233.

William Estes1

Marriage*31 December 1854He married Sarah Ann Matthews on 31 December 1854 in DeKalb County, Missouri.2,1

Family

Sarah Ann Matthews
Child1.Della M. Estes1 b. 29 May 1883

Citations

  1. [S2145] Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 14 November 1916 in Butte, Silver Bow, Montana, USA, for Charles B. Smith of Butte, age 35, not previously married, born about 1881 in Litchfield, Illinois, son of Ed Smith and May Higgins, married Della Goetz of Butte, age 27, divorced, daughter of William Estes and Sarah Matthews, citing Certificate# 8812, Montana State Historical Society, Helena, Montana, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950. Hereinafter cited as Montana, U.S., County Marriages, 1865-1987.
  2. [S1732] Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 31 December 1854 in DeKalb, Missouri, USA, of Sarah Ann Mathews and William Estes, referencing Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City, MO, USA, Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm]. Hereinafter cited as Missouri, U.S., Marriage Records, 1805-2002.

Ann Elizabeth Eudy1

b. 9 December 1890
Father*William Riley Eudy1 b. 17 Jan 1871, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Massie Church1 b. 1870, d. 10 May 1895
Birth*9 December 1890Ann Elizabeth Eudy was born on 9 December 1890 in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky.1
Name VariationShe was called Annie.2
(Daughter) Death10 May 1895Her mother committed suicide on 10 May 1895 when Ann Elizabeth was 4 years old. Her mother's tragic death left her father with three very young children ranging in age from 1 to 4 years.3,4
(Daughter) MarriageLess than a year after her mother's death, her father married a second time to Nancy Jane Drury.5,6,2
(Daughter) Census US 19002 June 1900Annie was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 2 June 1900 in the household of her father and stepmother in Robards, Henderson County, Kentucky. She was 9 years old and had not attended school within the census year.2
(Daughter) Census US 191027 April 1910Annie was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 27 April 1910 in the household of her father and stepmother in Justice Precinct 1, Mitchell County, Texas. She was single, 19 years old, could read and write and had not attended school within the census year.7

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Ann Elizabeth “Annie” (Eudy) Clinton, Memorial# 80514608. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Riley and Nannie Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Robards, Henderson, Kentucky; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1240527. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Massie (Church) Eudy, Memorial# 88974487.
  4. [S2204] Clark County Public Library, online at http://www.clarkbooks.org/, Clark County Obituaries E: http://www.clarkbooks.org/localhistory/obituaries/e, citing The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, 14 May 1895, Mrs. Mary Eudy on Friday, 10 May 1895. Hereinafter cited as Clark County Public Library.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Drury) Eudy, Memorial# 75408241.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Riley Eudy, Memorial# 75408416.
  7. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Nannie Eudy, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Mitchell, Texas; Roll: T624_1578; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0166; FHL microfilm: 1375591. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Anna A. Eudy1

b. January 1878
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*January 1878Anna A. Eudy was born in January 1878 in Tennessee.1
Name VariationShe may have been called Fannie.2
(Daughter) Census US 190020 June 1900Anna was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 20 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. She was single and 21 years of age.1
(Daughter) Census US 191027 May 1910Fannie was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 27 May 1910 in the household of her parents in Hiseville, Barren County, Kentucky. She was single and recorded as 29 years of age, although she was likely about age 33.2

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hiseville, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: T624_463; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374476. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Billy Jim Eudy1

b. 1932
Father*J. M. Eudy1 b. 2 Mar 1897, d. 9 Sep 1965
Mother*Sopha D. Belknap1 b. 14 Sep 1896, d. 20 Feb 1997
Birth*1932Billy Jim Eudy was born about 1932 in Texas.1
(Son) Census US 194017 April 1940Billy Jim was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 April 1940 in the household of his mother at 1006 9th Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was 8 years old, had completed his education through the 2nd grade of elementary school, and had attended school within the census year.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sopha Eudy, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 67-24. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of J. M. Eudy, a prisoner at Harlem State Prison Farm, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fort Bend, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04034; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 79-15.

Charles Richard Eudy1

b. 14 August 1924
Father*J. M. Eudy1 b. 2 Mar 1897, d. 9 Sep 1965
Mother*Sopha D. Belknap1 b. 14 Sep 1896, d. 20 Feb 1997
Birth*14 August 1924Charles Richard Eudy was born on 14 August 1924 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.1
(Son) Census US 19304 April 1930Charles was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 4 April 1930 in the household of his parents at 313 E. 21st Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was 5 years old and not yet attending school.2
(Son) Census US 194017 April 1940Charles R. was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 April 1940 in the household of his mother at 1006 9th Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was 16 years old, had completed his education through the 7th grade of elementary school, and had attended school within the census year.3,4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Richard Eudy, Memorial# 62283512. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. M. and Sopha Eudy, Year: 1930; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2342059. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sopha Eudy, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 67-24. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of J. M. Eudy, a prisoner at Harlem State Prison Farm, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fort Bend, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04034; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 79-15.

Eliza Ann Eudy1

b. 14 August 1863
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*14 August 1863Eliza Ann Eudy was born on 14 August 1863 in Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Eliza Ann (Eudy) Young, Memorial# 94574379. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

George Eudy1

b. 19 November 1893
Father*William Riley Eudy1 b. 17 Jan 1871, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Massie Church1 b. 1870, d. 10 May 1895
Birth*19 November 1893George Eudy was born on 19 November 1893 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky.1
(Son) Death10 May 1895His mother committed suicide on 10 May 1895 when George was 1 year old. His mother's tragic death left his father with three very young children ranging in age from 1 to 4 years.2,3
(Son) MarriageLess than a year after his mother's death, his father married a second time to Nancy Jane Drury.4,5,6
(Grandson) Census US 190020 June 1900George was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 20 June 1900 in the household of his paternal grandparents, Lucinda and William Eudy in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 6 years old. His father and stepmother, Nannie and William Riley Eudy, were enumerated that year with George's two siblings, Annie and Thomas, ages 9 and 8 years, respectively, in Robards, Henderson County, Kentucky.7
(Grandson) Census US 191027 May 1910George was enumerated as a "son" on the 1910 census taken on 27 May 1910 in the household of his paternal grandparents, Lucinda and William Eudy, in Hiseville, Barren County, Kentucky. He was 13 years old and had attended school within the census year.8

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, George Eudy, Memorial# 89841009. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Massie (Church) Eudy, Memorial# 88974487.
  3. [S2204] Clark County Public Library, online at http://www.clarkbooks.org/, Clark County Obituaries E: http://www.clarkbooks.org/localhistory/obituaries/e, citing The Winchester Democrat, Tuesday, 14 May 1895, Mrs. Mary Eudy on Friday, 10 May 1895. Hereinafter cited as Clark County Public Library.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Drury) Eudy, Memorial# 75408241.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Riley Eudy, Memorial# 75408416.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Riley and Nannie Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Robards, Henderson, Kentucky; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1240527. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240507.
  8. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hiseville, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: T624_463; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374476. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.

Henry Martin Eudy1

b. 22 August 1873
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*22 August 1873Henry Martin Eudy was born on 22 August 1873 in Clinton County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Martin Eudey, Memorial# 91467605. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

J. M. Eudy1

b. 2 March 1897, d. 9 September 1965
Father*William Riley Eudy2,1 b. 17 Jan 1871, d. 25 Jun 1952
Mother*Nancy Jane Drury3,1 b. 5 Jul 1876, d. 5 May 1953
Birth*2 March 1897J. M. Eudy was born on 2 March 1897 in Elizabethtown, Hardin County, Kentucky.1,4
Name VariationHis full name was James Maurice Eudy.1
Name VariationHis full name was J. Maurice Eudy.5,4,1
Name VariationHe was sometimes called Maurice.6
Name VariationHe was also known as Pete Eudy.7,8
(Son) Census US 19002 June 1900Maurice was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 2 June 1900 in the household of his parents in Robards, Henderson County, Kentucky. He was 3 years old.6
(Son) Census US 191027 April 1910Maurice was enumerated on the 1910 census taken on 27 April 1910 in the household of his parents in Justice Precinct 1, Mitchell County, Texas. He was 13 years old, could read and write and had attended school within the census year.9
Marriage*18 December 1919He married Sopha D. Belknap, daughter of James G. Belknap and Nancy Parthena Boyd, on 18 December 1919 in Baird, Callahan County, Texas.10,1
(Son) Census US 19204 March 1920Maurice was enumerated with his wife on the 1920 census taken on 4 March 1920 in the household of his parents in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was 23 years of age and worked as a painter, and his wife, Sopha, was also 23 years of age.11
Name VariationAfter the birth of his son James in 1922, he became known as James Maurice Eudy Sr.1
Residence*1928He and his wife were listed as J. Maurice Eudy, driver, and Sophia, residing at 313 E. 21st Street, Cisco, in the Cisco section of the Eastland County, Texas, City Directory of 1928.5
Census US 1930*4 April 1930Sopha and J. M. Eudy were enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 4 April 1930 at 313 E. 21st Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. James Maurice was 33 years of age and worked as a laborer of odd jobs, and Sopha was also 33 years of age. They had both been age 22 when they married and owned their house which was valued at $1,000. Their five children were enumerated with them in 1930. Maurine and J. M. Jr. were ages 9 and 8 years, respectively, and had both attended school within the census year; Charles was age 5 and not yet in school; and the babies, Virginia M. and Mary R., were ages 3 years and 15 months, respectively. Also residing with the family in 1930 were J. M.'s parents, Nannie and William R. Eudy. William was 58 years of age and worked as a lineman for the telephone company, and Nannie was 53 years of age.12
(Gunman) Arrested and Charged13 November 1938Two young men, L. L. Powell, 25, and Rex Holt, 24, both residents of Cisco, were arrested on 13 November 1938 in Fort Worth, Texas, and charged with automobile theft and armed robbery of a service station. A third man, Pete Eudy, who had left the car a few minutes before Powell and Holt were arrested, later surrendered to police. The two men initially in custody readily admitted their part in the robbery, blaming whisky for their complicity. The men had stolen the car in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas and driven it to Stamford, in Jones County, Texas where they committed the robbery, then were apprehended with the car in Fort Worth.13,14,15,7,8
Criminal Conviction*30 January 1939At his trial on 30 January 1939 in District Court, Anson, Jones County, Texas, J. M. Eudy, 42, pleaded guilty to the 13 November armed robbery of a filling station in west Stamford and blamed his entanglement with the law on his two companions. Eudy told the court he had a wife and seven children and had understood he was accepting a ride to Fort Worth when he left his home with Rexford Holt and L. L. Powell. Those two men, the newspaper wrote, were currently in jail in default of bond, pending trial in connection with the same robbery.

Subsequently, Eudy testified, he was informed the automobile in which he rode was stolen. He said his companions told him they were bound not for Fort Worth but El Paso, where a market assertedly awaited the car. Eudy said they drove a circuitous route to Stamford where a filing station was robbed, and then fled, but not to El Paso. The trio drove to Oklahoma City, failed to sell the automobile because they were without proper papers, then finally went to Fort Worth. He said he left his companions only 15 minutes before their arrest and later surrendered "to face the music."

The jury, which was required in a trial on a capital offense even when the plea was guilty, sentenced Eudy to five years in state prison.13,14,15,7,8
Prison Records*12 April 1939 His official sentencing date was 22 November 1938, which gave him credit against the five years for the time he served in jail between his guilty plea and his conviction. He was transferred from the jail to the Texas State Penitentiary, Huntsville, Walker County, on 12 April 1939 where he was processed into the prison system. His information included that he was 42 years of age, had been born about 1897 in Kentucky, and that both of his parents had also been born in Kentucky. He was 5' 10" tall, weighed 169 lbs., had a ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair and one tattoo with the letters "PE" and another of a skull and cross-bones. His religion was Baptist and he wore a size 9½ shoe. He had temperate habits, was married, permitted marital relations, and used tobacco. He could read and write, had been schooled for 4.6 years, and had worked as a truck driver, painter, mechanic, common laborer, and had also done cement work. His residence was recorded as Cisco, Jones County, Texas, and he had pleaded guilty to robbery with firearms and been sentenced to five years. His scheduled release date was 22 November 1943.16
(Gunman) Criminal Conviction2 May 1939The second man to go on trial in connection with the Stamford service station holdup on 13 November 1938 was Rexford Holt of Cisco, Texas. His trial began on Tuesday morning, 2 May 1939 in Anson, Jones County, Texas, with jury selection completed at noon. Testimony was presented during the afternoon, and attorneys' arguments were heard the following morning. Unfortunately, we did not find information in the newspapers about what the jury heard at his trial. We did learn, however, that they returned with their verdict after 30 minutes, found Holt guilty in connection with the holdup, and sentenced him to five years in state prison for armed robbery. At the time of Holt's conviction, the first of his accomplices to go on trial, J. M. Eudy, had already been convicted of the same crime. Eudy had also been sentenced to five years in state prison and had begun serving his sentence in April. The trial of the third man, L. L. Powell, was scheduled to begin the following day.13,14,15,7,8
(Gunman) Criminal Conviction4 May 1939The trial of his accomplice, L. L. Powell, in connection with the Stamford service station holdup on 13 November 1938 began on Thursday, morning, 4 May 1939 in District Court, Anson, Texas. Powell was the last of the three men to appear in court. Both J. M. Eudy and Rexford Holt had been found guilty of armed robbery and had been sentenced to five years in state prison. Powell pleaded not guilty and jury selection was completed at 11 o'clock.

The State called only two witnesses, the owner of the station that was robbed, and a customer who was inside the station at the time. The owner was the first witness examined, and testified that three men entered his station the night of the holdup but was unable to positively identify Powell. The customer, who was inside the station talking to Pete Eudy, who had previously been convicted in connected with the holdup, definitely identified Powell as the third man. It was established that J. M. Eudy was also called "Pete" Eudy. He said that Powell and Rexford Holt, who had been convicted the previous day, followed the owner into the station after their car had been serviced, and the holdup followed immediately. The customer testified that Powell was the one who locked him and the owner in the men's washroom while Eudy kept them covered at pistol point and Holt looted the cash register.

The jury deliberated only 30 minutes, and returned a verdict of guilty, making Powell the third and last man convicted in the holdup. He was sentenced, as were his two accomplices, to five years in state prison.13,14,15,7,8
Census US 1940*17 June 1940J. M. Eudy was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 June 1940 in the No. 1 Camp, Harlem State Prison Farm, Fort Bend County, Texas. He was a prisoner, 43 years of age and married. He had completed his education through the 4th grade of elementary school and had lived in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas in 1935.17
Conduct Records*25 May 1941The Prison Conduct Register for J. M. Eudy, Convict# 91176 at the Huntsville, Walker County, included the following events:

25 April 1939           Released from Huntsville to Sheriff of Jones County to serve as a “witness”
25 May 1939               Returned from Jones County to Huntsville
14 January 1940      Earned Trusty chores
26 November 1940     Governor granted six (6) month reprieve with orders to report to Eastland County Parole Board
25 May 1941               Governor granted Conditional Pardon.16,18
Draft Registration*16 February 1942Using the name J. Maurice Eudy, he completed his World War II Draft Registration Card on 16 February 1942 with the registrar for Local Board 1, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. His home address was reported as 1006 W. 9th Street, Cisco, Texas, and the person who would always know his address as his wife Sopha, of the same address. He was described as 6' in height, weighing 185 lbs., with a ruddy complexion, blue eyes and black hair.4
Sentence Discharge*6 July 1942His sentence was discharged on 6 July 1942 and he was released to serve in the U.S. Navy.18
World War II*When he served as Maurice Eudy during World War II, his place of residence was recorded as Colorado County, Texas.1,19
Full Pardon*5 May 1943 On 5 May 1943, Eudy was granted a Full Pardon, with the restoration of his citizenship, by the governor of Texas.18
Death*9 September 1965He died on 9 September 1965 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, at age 681
Burial* and was buried in Plot B 216, L 3, S 4, of Oakwood Cemetery, Cisco.1

Family

Sopha D. Belknap b. 14 Sep 1896, d. 20 Feb 1997
Children1.Sophia Maurine Eudy20 b. 19 Dec 1920
2.James Maurice Eudy Jr.21 b. 8 Feb 1922
3.Charles Richard Eudy22 b. 14 Aug 1924
4.Virginia Mae Eudy23 b. 1927
5.Mary Ruth Eudy24 b. 19 Jan 1929
6.Billy Jim Eudy23 b. 1932
7.Martha Lee Eudy23 b. 1936

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Maurice Eudy Sr., Memorial# 89688501. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Riley Eudy, Memorial# 75408416.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Drury) Eudy, Memorial# 75408241.
  4. [S1967] U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, online at www.ancestry.com, registration dated 16 February 1942 by registrar for Local Board in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas, of J "Morris" Eudy of 1006 W. 9th, Cisco, Eastland, Texas, USA, age 44, unemployed, born on 2 March 1897 at Louisville, Kentucky, USA, registered on 16 February 1942 in Cisco, Eastland, Texas, USA, describing him as 6' in height, weighing 185, Ruddy complexion, Blue eyes and Black hair, person who would always know his address Sopha Eudy of Cisco, Texas, referencing U.S., World War II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, WWII Draft Registration Cards for Texas, 10/16/1940-03/31/1947, Records of the Selective Service System, 147, Box 449. Hereinafter cited as U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947.
  5. [S1891] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, online at www.ancestry.com, listing for J Maurice Eudy and Sophia Eudy at 313 E 21st, Cisco, Eastland, Texas, USA in the Cisco section, Eastland, Texas, City Directory, 1928. Hereinafter cited as U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995.
  6. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Riley and Nannie Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Robards, Henderson, Kentucky; Page: 4; Enumeration District: 0052; FHL microfilm: 1240527. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  7. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at Historical Newspapers from 1700s-2000s, at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday 4 May 1939, page 11, "Powell Trial Begun at Anson". Hereinafter cited as Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories.
  8. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Friday 5 May 1939, page 12, "L. L. Powell Found Guilty of Robbery."
  9. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William R. and Nannie Eudy, Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 1, Mitchell, Texas; Roll: T624_1578; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0166; FHL microfilm: 1375591. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sopha Dorthula (Belknap) Eudy, Memorial# 137506097.
  11. [S73] 1920 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of W. R. and Nannie Eudy, Year: 1920; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: T625_1797; Page: 46B; Enumeration District: 118. Hereinafter cited as 1920 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. M. and Sopha Eudy, Year: 1930; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2342059. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  13. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, Texas, Wednesday, 16 November 1938, page 8, "Third Robber is Hunted Here; Two Cisco Young Men Are Charged with Auto Theft as Companion Is Sought."
  14. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Thursday, 31 January 1939, page 10, "Trio Sentenced in Hijacking."
  15. [S2203] Larry L. Powell 1938-1943 Crime Stories, online at www.newspapers.com, Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Wednesday, 3 May 1939, page 1, "Rex Holt Given Five Years for Armed Robbery."
  16. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison processing record dated 12 April 1939 for J M Eudy of Cisco, Texas, age 42, born in 1897 in Kentucky, prison location in Huntsville, Walker, Texas, USA, Convict# 91176, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Convict Record Ledgers, Convict Number Range B 090341-093340, Volume# 1998/038-169. Hereinafter cited as Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945.
  17. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of J. M. Eudy, a prisoner at Harlem State Prison Farm, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fort Bend, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04034; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 79-15. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  18. [S2189] Texas, U.S., Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945, online at www.ancestry.com, prison conduct record dated 12 April 1939 through 5 May 1943 for J M Eudy, Convict# 91176, prison location in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA, Texas State Library and Archives Commission, Conduct Registers, Convict Number Range B 089405-091469, Volume# 1998/038-226.
  19. [S2109] U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, indexed information for Maurice Eudy, record type: Military Service, born on 2 March 1897, residence place: Colorado County, Texas. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940.
  20. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sophia Maurine (Eudy) Thompson, Memorial# 102311284.
  21. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, James Maurice Eudy Jr., Memorial# 136796695.
  22. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Charles Richard Eudy, Memorial# 62283512.
  23. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sopha Eudy, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 67-24.
  24. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ruth (Eudy) Knott, Memorial# 167122416.

James Harrison Eudy1

b. 19 June 1864
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*19 June 1864James Harrison Eudy was born on 19 June 1864 in Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Harrison Eudey, Memorial# 66980968. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

James Maurice Eudy Jr.1

b. 8 February 1922
Father*J. M. Eudy1 b. 2 Mar 1897, d. 9 Sep 1965
Mother*Sopha D. Belknap1 b. 14 Sep 1896, d. 20 Feb 1997
Birth*8 February 1922James Maurice Eudy Jr. was born on 8 February 1922 in Cisco, Eastland County, Texas.1
Name VariationHe was often called J. M. Eudy Jr.2
(Son) Census US 19304 April 1930J. M. Jr. was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 4 April 1930 in the household of his parents at 313 E. 21st Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was 8 years old and had attended school within the census year.2
(Son) Census US 194017 April 1940J. M. Jr. was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 April 1940 in the household of his mother at 1006 9th Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. He was 18 years old, had completed his education through the 1st year of high school, and functioned as an enrollment worker for the government's Civilian Conservation Corps.3,4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, James Maurice Eudy Jr., Memorial# 136796695. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. M. and Sopha Eudy, Year: 1930; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2342059. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sopha Eudy, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 67-24. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of J. M. Eudy, a prisoner at Harlem State Prison Farm, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fort Bend, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04034; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 79-15.

John Marion Eudy1

b. 1869, d. 17 September 1935
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*1869John Marion Eudy was born about 1869 in Clinton County, Kentucky.1,2
Marriage*He married Polly Ann Phillips.3,1
Death*17 September 1935He died on 17 September 1935 in Hiseville, Barren County, Kentucky, at about age 661,4,5
Burial* and was buried in Hiseville Cemetery, Hiseville.1

Family

Polly Ann Phillips b. 1876, d. 6 Mar 1944

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Marion Eudy, Memorial# 15321798. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1870; Census Place: District 12, Overton, Tennessee; Roll: M593_1553; Page: 381B. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Polly Ann (Phillips) Eudy, Memorial# 15321802.
  4. [S2059] Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, death of John Marion Eudy on 17 September 1935 in Barren, Kentucky, USA, age 70, farmer, married to Polly Eudy, born in Clinton, Kentucky, USA to William Eudy and "Sintha" Eudy, citing Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, Frankfort, Kentucky. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Records, 1852-1965.
  5. [S2205] Kentucky, U.S., Death Index, 1911-1999, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 17 September 1935 in Barren of John M Eudy of , age 70, citing Volume 43, Certificate# 21146. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Death Index, 1911-1999.

Lurena A. Eudy1

b. 2 January 1859
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*2 January 1859Lurena A. Eudy was born on 2 January 1859 in Clinton County, Kentucky.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lurena A. “Lou” (Eudy) Brown, Memorial# 185137751. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Martha Lee Eudy1

b. 1936
Father*J. M. Eudy1 b. 2 Mar 1897, d. 9 Sep 1965
Mother*Sopha D. Belknap1 b. 14 Sep 1896, d. 20 Feb 1997
Birth*1936Martha Lee Eudy was born about 1936 in Texas.1
(Daughter) Census US 194017 April 1940Martha Lee was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 April 1940 in the household of her mother at 1006 9th Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. She was 4 years old.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sopha Eudy, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 67-24. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of J. M. Eudy, a prisoner at Harlem State Prison Farm, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fort Bend, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04034; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 79-15.

Mary E. Eudy1

b. December 1876
Father*William Harrison Eudy1 b. 11 Nov 1836, d. 4 Jul 1916
Mother*Lucinda Brown1 b. 16 Nov 1840, d. 28 Jun 1914
Birth*December 1876Mary E. Eudy was born about December 1876 in Kentucky.1
(Daughter) Census US 190020 June 1900Mary was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 20 June 1900 in the household of her parents in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. She was single and 23 years of age.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Mary Ruth Eudy1

b. 19 January 1929
Father*J. M. Eudy1 b. 2 Mar 1897, d. 9 Sep 1965
Mother*Sopha D. Belknap1 b. 14 Sep 1896, d. 20 Feb 1997
Birth*19 January 1929Mary Ruth Eudy was born on 19 January 1929 in Texas.1
(Daughter) Census US 19304 April 1930Mary R. was enumerated on the 1930 census taken on 4 April 1930 in the household of her parents at 313 E. 21st Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. She was 15 months old.2
(Daughter) Census US 194017 April 1940Mary Ruth was enumerated on the 1940 census taken on 17 April 1940 in the household of her mother at 1006 9th Street, Cisco, Eastland County, Texas. She was 11 years old, had completed her education through the 4th grade of elementary school, and had attended school within the census year.3,4

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ruth (Eudy) Knott, Memorial# 167122416. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S91] 1930 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of J. M. and Sopha Eudy, Year: 1930; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0025; FHL microfilm: 2342059. Hereinafter cited as 1930 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Sopha Eudy, Year: 1940; Census Place: Cisco, Eastland, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04024; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 67-24. Hereinafter cited as 1940 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1441] 1940 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of J. M. Eudy, a prisoner at Harlem State Prison Farm, Year: 1940; Census Place: Fort Bend, Texas; Roll: m-t0627-04034; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 79-15.

Mattie Eudy1

b. 1895
Birth*1895Mattie Eudy was born about 1895 in Kentucky.1
(Granddaughter) Relationship NoteOn the census of 1900 a child named "Mattie" was identified as a granddaughter of Lucinda and William Harrison Eudy. That Mattie was born in April of 1900 in Kentucky and was one month old. Then, on the 1910 census, a child named "Mattie", who was born about 1895 in Kentucky, was enumerated as a daughter of Lucinda and William Harrison Eudy. We believe that she also was actually a granddaughter as Lucinda would have been 55 years of age at her birth and the couple already had a daughter named "Mattie". (As a side note, their grandson George, who was also enumerated with them in 1910, was identified incorrectly as their son.)

So... here's our dilemma. We are not sure if these two "Mattie" granddaughters, Mattie D. Eudy and Mattie Eudy, are separate people or if they are the same person with their ages recorded incorrectly. Additionally, we are unable to identify the parents of either "Mattie". We're hoping someone out there in the internet world will provide the answer for us...2,1
(Granddaughter) Census US 191027 May 1910Mattie was enumerated as a "daughter" on the 1910 census taken on 27 May 1910 in the household of her grandparents, Lucinda and William Eudy, in Hiseville, Barren County, Kentucky. She was 15 years old and had attended school within the census year.1

Citations

  1. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hiseville, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: T624_463; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374476. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.

Mattie D. Eudy1

b. April 1900
Birth*April 1900Mattie D. Eudy was born in April 1900 in Kentucky.1
(Granddaughter) Relationship NoteOn the census of 1900 a child named "Mattie" was identified as a granddaughter of Lucinda and William Harrison Eudy. That Mattie was born in April of 1900 in Kentucky and was one month old. Then, on the 1910 census, a child named "Mattie", who was born about 1895 in Kentucky, was enumerated as a daughter of Lucinda and William Harrison Eudy. We believe that she also was actually a granddaughter as Lucinda would have been 55 years of age at her birth and the couple already had a daughter named "Mattie". (As a side note, their grandson George, who was also enumerated with them in 1910, was identified incorrectly as their son.)

So... here's our dilemma. We are not sure if these two "Mattie" granddaughters, Mattie D. Eudy and Mattie Eudy, are separate people or if they are the same person with their ages recorded incorrectly. Additionally, we are unable to identify the parents of either "Mattie". We're hoping someone out there in the internet world will provide the answer for us...1,2
(Granddaughter) Census US 190020 June 1900Mattie D. was enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 20 June 1900 in the household of her grandparents, Lucinda and William Eudy in Glasgow, Barren County, Kentucky. She was one month old.1

Citations

  1. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1900; Census Place: Glasgow, Barren, Kentucky; Page: 15; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1240507. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S40] 1910 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of William and Lucinda Eudy, Year: 1910; Census Place: Hiseville, Barren, Kentucky; Roll: T624_463; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0023; FHL microfilm: 1374476. Hereinafter cited as 1910 United States Federal Census.