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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Margaret Elizabeth (Booth) Reid, 1880-1960, Texas

In my last post, I promised to provide the info I've gather on the Reid family. So, here it is.

Margaret Elizabeth Booth
b. 29 May 1880 Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
d. 17 Aug 1960 Big Spring, Hopkins County, Texas (FAG memorial 46597721)
m. 13 Oct 1896 Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Texas
William Franklin Reid
b. 30 May Gilmer, Upsur County, Texas
d. 6 Oct 1946 Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas (FAG memorial 46595446)

Child 1: Herbert Wilma Reid
b. 24 Jan 1899 Erath County, Texas
d. 16 Aug 1970 Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas (FAG memorial 46597221)
m. 30 Mar 1918 Liberty, Liberty County, Texas
Bessie Lee Riggle
b. 8 Dec 1899 Bell County, Texas
d. 19 Apr 1990 Breckenridge, Stephens County, Texas (FAG memorial 76575687)

Child 2: Daisy Reid
b. 23 Sep 1901 Where?, Texas
d. 8 Feb 1989 Lipan, Hood County, Texas (FAG memorial 28388452)
m. When? Where?
George Thomas Smith
b. 31 Mar 1905 Where?
d. 12 Aug 1981 Lipan, Hood County, Texas (FAG memorial 28388461)

Child 3: Lloyd Reid
b. 16 Mar 1906 Erath County, Texas
d. When? Where? As last as 1975, he was living in Weatherford, Parker County, Texas
m. When? Where? Who?

Child 4: Unknown Reid
b. 3 July 1907 Erath County, Texas
d. When? Where? I have no missing child in obituaries.
m. When? Where? Who?

Child 5: James Lelon Reid
b. 8 Dec 1910 Exray, Erath County, Texas
d. 5 Oct 1992 Angleton, Brazoria County, Texas (FAG memorial 42253909)
m. When? Where?
Bertie Alice Evitt
b. 24 Jul 1912 Hamlin, Fisher County, Texas
d. 7 Dec 1982 Clute, Brazoria County, Texas (FAG memorial 42253870)

Child 6: Ardell J. Reid
b. 9 Sep 1913 Erath County, Texas
d. 8 Oct 1975 Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona
m. When? Where?
A. Opal Unknown
b. 8 Jun 1913 Where?, Arizona
d. 15 Oct 1998 Yuma, Yuma County, Arizona

Child 7: Arlene Estalee Reid
b. 6 Nov 1915 Erath County, Texas
d. 16 May 2008 Burleson, Johnson County, Texas
m. 1933 Clovis, Chaves County, New Mexico
Robert Lee Evitt
b. 11 Feb 1914 Texas
d. 18 Sep 1995 Burleson, Johnson County, Texas

Child 8: Arvis Reid
b. 20 Jun 1918 Erath County, Texas
d. 12 mar 1920 Erath County, Texas (FAG memorial 24244112)

Child 9: Gladys AllecReid
b. 20 Apr 1921 Eastland County, Texas
d. When? Where?
m. When? Where?
Virl Tilden Keeny
b. 9 Jun 1914 Where?
d. 15 Nov 2004 Simi Valley, Ventura County, California

As usual:
  • You are on your own as far as confirming information. I've given you lots of leads here.
  • If you spot a mistake and are in a kindly mood, please post a comment.
  • Wanna trade? I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

NewspaperArchive and Obituaries and Survivor Lists

Based on some recent successes, it appears that in addition to a new Viewer option (with a spiffy new toolbar), NewspaperArchive has added a boatload of new newspapers. I've hit pay dirt on one family that hasn't left much of a trail that I've been able to follow: The William Franklin Reid Family.

William married Margaret Elizabeth Booth and they had nine children that I know of. I haven't had much luck in stumbling across information and almost no luck with targeted searches. However, with the addition of the newspapers, I found two obituaries of interest. Specifically, the survivor lists gave me leads that I've been able to mine.

Margaret's obituary appears in The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, 19 Aug 1960 on page 3. The list of survivors includes children:
  • Mrs. G. T. Smith of Lovington, NM
  • Mrs. Robert Evitt of Lubbock, TX
  • Mrs. Virl Kenney of Inglewood, CA
  • Jack Reid of Breckenridge, TX
  • Loyd Reid of Knox City, TX
  • Lelon Reid of Lake Jackson, TX
  • Ardell Reid of Yuma, AZ
With place names, I was able to start tracking the men. The survivors on Ardell's obituary (The Yuma Daily Sun, Yuma, Arizona, 9 Oct 1975 on page 1) proved to be most helpful.
  • Daisy Smith of Cresson, TX (Mrs. George Thomas Smith)
  • Arlene Evitt of Weatherford, TX (Mrs. Robert Evitt)
  • Gladys Keeny of Torrance, CA (Mrs. Virl Keeny (correct spelling))
  • Lloyd Reid of Weatherford, TX
  • Leland Reid of Lake Jackson, TX (Lelon is correct)
Between knowing where to look and being able to match the daughters to their husbands, I've been able to gather quite a bit of information on this family. I'll post family info later. I'm just too busy pounding out queries for everybody's name...looking for obituaries first and then anything else I can get my hands on. If you haven't checked NewspapersArchive lately, you might want to revisit it.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Extra Info from Wedding Anniversary

Los Angeles Times, 19 Dec 1965, Page WS 14

Wedding Anniversary Will Be Celebrated
VENICE--Mr. and Mrs. Ira Henderson will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary at an open house at their Penmar Ave. home from 1 to 5 o'clock this afternoon.
Hosts will be their daughters, Mrs. Raymond Downard and Mr. Downard, of Simi; Mrs. Wilton Robison of Montrose, and Mr. Robison; a son, Homer Henderson, of Inglewood, and his wife, and Mrs. Harold Hunt of Culver City.
Another son, Fred, is coming with his family from Oregon for the party. Floyd, also of Oregon, and Ira Jr., in Roseville, will send congratulations to their parents on the anniversary occasion, which they are unable to attend.
The Hendersons have 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren.
Married in Memphis, Tex., they have lived in Venice since 1943. He retired from Douglas aircraft in 1961, and is also a retired Baptist minister.

Every once in a while, you just get lucky. While doing my customary trawling for info, I happened upon this wedding anniversary announcement. Pieces from newspapers are invaluable because they frequently give you a snap shot of exactly where everybody is on or about a given date. That is true of this wedding announcement. For example, I didn't know that son Floyd had lived in Oregon. Here are the family details.

Ira Henderson
b. 18 May 1896 Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas
d. 21 Ju 1974 Simi Valley, Ventura County, California (FAG memorial 46526701)
m. 23 Dec 1916 Memphis, Hall County, Texas
Eula Vivian Higgins
b. 20 Dec 1898 Tennessee
d. 9 May 1983 Simi Valley, Ventura County, California (FAG memorial 46922285)

Child 1: Winfred "Fred" Eugene Henderson
b. 9 Sep 1916 Texas
d. 28 Feb 1976 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon
m. 27 Dec 1934 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Bertha Agnes Briggs
b. 19 Sep 1915 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
d. 7 Jan 2008 Eugene, Lane County, Oregon

Child 2: Floyd Alton Henderson
b. 9 Mar 1918 Hall County, Texas
d. 18 Feb 1976 King County, Washington
m. Found no record of a marriage. Do you know?

Child 3: Kathryn Louise Henderson
b. 15 Jun 1920 Missouri
d. 14 Mar 2010 Wolfeboro, Carroll County, New Hampshire
m. Where? When?
Wilton Washington Robison
b. 12 Nov 1922 Kansas
d. 17 Feb 1995 Tustin, Orange County, California (FAG memorial 59339473)

Child 4: Ira Henderson
b. 30 Aug 1923 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
d. 1 Mar 2004 Roseville, Placer County, California
m. Where? When?
Imogene Living
b. 23 Jun 1924 Where?
d. Not yet!

Child 5Living Henderson
b. 17 Sep 1929 Missouri
d. Not yet!
m. Where? When?
Donnanae Living
b. 30 Sep 1943 Where?
d. Not yet!

Child 6: Living Henderson
b. 28 Aug 1931 Missouri
d. Not yet!
m. Where? When?
Raymond Hunter Downard
b. 28 Mar 1921 Potter County, Texas
d. 20 Jul 1970 Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Burns Children...

Children of William B. "Bill" Burns and Sarah C. "Sally" Booth
Child 1: Henry Eugene Burns
b. 20 Feb 1880 Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas
d. 10 mar 1958 E.T.M.C., Clarksville, Red River County, Texas (FAG memorial 15387980)
m 4 Dec 1898 Mt. Vernon, Franklin County, Texas
Mae Henry Anderson *
b. 20 Dec 1990 Pattonville, Lamar County, Texas
d. 20 Oct 1967 Bogata, Red River County, Texas (FAG memorial 15388059)

Child 2: Charles Nathaniel Burns
b. 15 Jan 1881 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas
d. 28 Feb 1959 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas (FAG memorial 9567225)
m. 17 Mar 1905 Franklin County, Texas
Mary Della Campbell
b. 13 Feb 1871 Desoto Parish, Louisiana
d. 23 Nov 1958 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas (FAG memorial 9567228)

Child 3: Cora Maude Burns
b. Apr 1885 Texas
d. Where? When?
m. 13 Nov 1901 Franklin County, Texas
Fred Walter Nelson
b. 12 Jul 1881 Arkansas
d. Where? When?

Child 4: Andrew Jackson Burns
b. Jul 1886 Hopkins County, Texas
d. 10 Apr 1931 Red River County, Texas
m. 30 Jun 1904 Franklin County, Texas (FAG memorial 29954413)
Annie Olivia Anderson *
b. 21 Aug 1885 Hopkins County, Texas
d. 15 Mar 1970 Clarksville, Red River County, Texas (FAG memorial 29954520)

Child 5: Sara Carrie Burns
b. 23 Aug 1889 Bowie County, Texas
d. 2 May 1935 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas (FAG memorial 52457414)
m. 1904 Franklin County, Texas
John Henry Covington
b. 29 May 1881 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas
d. 27 Oct 1952 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas (FAG memorial 29799520)

Child 6: Pearl Elizabeth Burns
b. 15 Jun 1889 Hopkins County, Texas
d. 17 Sep 1967 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas (FAG memorial 59886062)
m. Where? When?
James Henry Jackson
b. 18 Dec 1878 Texas
d. 3 May 1962 Cooper, Delta County, Texas (FAG memorial 59886089)

Child 7: John Dow Burns
b. 4 Aug 1895 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas
d. 12 Jun 1950 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas (FAG memorial 45582540)
m. 22 Sep 1912 Bowie County, Texas
Florence Campbell (Wife #1)
b. 2 Aug 1894 Delta County, Texas
d. 9 Apr 1922 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas (FAG memorial 45577427)
Floy Bell Kemp (Wife #2)
b. 2 Oct 1899 Oklahoma
d. 16 apr 1979 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas (FAG memorial 46093145)

Child 8: Lillie May Burns
b. 27 Apr 1896 Hopkins County, Texas
d. 23 Feb 1975 Horatio, Sevier County, Arkansas (FAG memorial 41261084)
m. 9 mar 1913 New Boston, Bowie County, Texas
Charles Elon Lawrence (Revernd)
b. 28 mar 1895 Detroit, Red River County, Texas
d. 27 Jun 1974 Horatio, Sevier County, Arkansas (FAG memorial 41261035)

* Anderson wives are sisters, d/o Joseph Anderson and Margaret J. Sickles.


Burns/Booth...the beginning


The Burns name is introduced into the McKee family when William B. Burns marries Sarah C. Booth. William and Sarah went by the nicknames of Bill and Sally.

Sarah C, "Sally" Booth d/o Ananias Jackson Booth, Sr. and Mary Jane McKee
b. 8 Feb 1860 Randolph County, Illinois
d. 1898 Texas...Does anyone have any more concrete info?

The Booth family moves to Texas between 1872 and 1874 when Sally is between 12 and 14. Sally marries Bill Burns between 1874 and 1879 in Texas.

William B. "Bill" Burns s/o Isaac Burns and Mary Ann Ripley
b. 11 May 1856 Randolph County, Illinois (1880 census says North Carolina)
d. Rumor at this point: 15 Jan 1916 Simms, Bowie County, Texas (FAG memorial 7029432)

Henderson Family Lore
Ananias Jackson Booth was wealthy, and after his wife Mary Jane died, he remarried and his second wife was caught putting poison in the well water to kill him. Leaving her he told a daughter Sally and her husband, Bill Burns, that if they would give him a home the rest of his life, he would deed all his property to them. But the deed was not recorded at once, then while he was helping Sally and Bill Burns move into the home, he accidentally dropped a gun and it killed him. Bill Burns knowing that the deed had not been recorded, mounted a horse and rode to the county seat and had it recorded before Booth was buried. No other Booth realized anything out of his fortune.

Family Lore Not Withstanding...
If the Burns family had any substantial money, it isn't evident in the lives of the Burns children. Many of them are prosperous farmers and ranchers; however, none of them seem to evidence any great wealth.

Based on census entries, the oldest child, Henry Eugene Burns, seems to take much of the responsibility for his younger siblings after the 1898 death of his mother. In the 1900 census, siblings Charles Nathaniel, Cora Maude, Andrew Jackson, and Sara Carrie are living with him and his new wife Mae Henry (Anderson) Burns. Henry is 20 years old and responsible to the care of lots of people. Younger siblings Pearl Elizabeth, John Dow, and Lillie May can be found on the 1900 census with Fred and Amanda Tally in Franklin County. All three of the younger children are listed as boarders. Bill Burns is alive but seems not to have a hand in raising his children.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Cora Sue Henderson, 1888-1962, Texas

Cora Sue was the daughter of Hezekiah Othnell Henderson and Lucinda Ann Booth. By the time Cora Sue is born, both the Henderson and Booth families are well established in Texas. Cora Sue grows up in Texas. In the summer of her 18th year, Cora Sue marries. Here are the family details.

Cora Sue Henderson (FAG memorial 46525421)
b. 20 Sep 1888 Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas
d. 29 Dec 1962 Hi-Plains Hospital, Hale Center, Hale County, Texas
m. 27 Jul 1906 Wizard Wells, Jack County, Texas
William Bailey Uptergrove (FAG memorial 47855328)
b. 17 Jul 1887 Enon, Moniteau County, Missouri
d. 7 Sep 1973 Hale Center, Hale County, Texas

Child 1: Clyde Hershelle Uptergrove (FAG memorial 47855670)
b. 31 May 1908 Seymour, Baylor County, Texas
d. 25 May 1999 Plainview, Hale Center, Texas
m. 8 Apr 1930 Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico
Jewell Alice Walls (FAG memorial 47858616)
b. 4 Apr 1914 Montague County, Texas
d. 6 Apr 1993 Hale Center, Hale County, Texas

Child 2: Annie Irene Uptergrove (FAG memorial 20972403)
b. 2 Aug 1912 Seymour, Baylor County, Texas
d. 11 Aug 2007 Silverton, Briscoe County, Texas
m. 5 Mar 1938 Hale Center, Hale County, Texas
Truman Henry Loyd (FAG memorial 62928618)
b. 17 Nov 1903 Texas
d. 7 Mar 1985 Swisher County, Texas

Child 3: Minnie Lorene Uptergrove (FAG memorial 63782825)
b. 31 Jul 1914 Seymour, Baylor County, Texas
d. 6 Jul 1990 Marble Falls, Burnet County, Texas
m. Where? When?
Rudolph Luther Faith (FAG memorial 62473255)
b. 15 Mar 1912 Runge, Karnes County, Texas
d. 30 Nov 2010 Autumn House, Idalou, Lubbock County, Texas

Child 4: Mount Vernon Uptergrove
b. 1 May 1917 Somervell County, Texas
d. 20 Oct 1977 Mabank, Henderson County, Texas
m. When? Where? (Divorced)
Edna Idell Cook (FAG memorial 22979973)
b. 21 Aug 1917 McClain, Trinity County, Texas
d. 12 Oct 2000 Palo Pinto General Hospital, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas
m. When? Where? (Divorced)
Billie Jean Barbee
b. When? Where?
d. When? Where?
m. 31 May 1952 Texas (Divorced)
Cora Mae Worlow (FAG memorial 32220967)
b. 4 Jul 1934 Johnson County, Texas
d. 26 Dec 2007 Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas
m. 29 Sep 1973 Navarro County, Texas
Myrtle F. Hicks
b. When? Where?
d. When? Where?
=====
The Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, 21 Oct 1977, Page 39
Elderly Men Have Shootout
PAYNE SPRINGS (AP) -
Two elderly men were killed in a Shootout Thursday afternoon in this tiny East Texas community, Henderson County Deputy Sheriff Choice Lovelady said.
Conus Corbit Cooper, 62, of Maybank and Mount Vernon Uptergrove, 60, of Eustace were pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace A.T. Hill of Gun Barrel City.
Lovelady said the two men apparently shot each other with rifles in front of a Payne Springs grocery store. Two eyewitnesses to the shootings were questioned-Thursday afternoon, officers said.
=====
Dallas Morning News, 21 Oct 1977 (Staff Special to The News)
Feud ends in double killing
PAYNE SPRINGS, Texas--Two men in their 60s shot and killed each other following an argument outside a rural grocery story here Thursday.
Texas Ranger Harold Alfred said Mount Vernon Uptergrove, 60, and Conus C. Cooper, 62, had been arguing several months over a money transaction and shot each other to death about 11:20 a.m. Thursday.
Alfred said witnesses told him one of the men was at the store when the other arrived, they argued and each fired one shot at the other, using a rifle and a shotgun.
He said he did not believe the men intentionally met at the store.
Henderson County Deputy Sheriff Choice Lovelady said both of the men were farmers.
=====


Child 5: Winnie Earline Uptergrove (FAG memorial 13424342)
b. 11 Feb 1921 Memphis, Hall County, Texas
d. 27 Jun 2002 Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas
m. 27 Jun 1941 Where? (Divorced)
Will Carl Johnson
b. 5 Jan 1919 Talco, Titus County, Texas
d. 27 Feb 1999 Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas

Child 6: Floyd Lee Uptergrove (FAG memorial 16799156)
b. 7 Dec 1922 Memphis, Hall County, Texas
d. 23 Mar 1998 Hico, Hamilton County, Texas
m. 26 Jun 1942 Where?
Living Person
b. 16 Jan 1926 Texas

As families go, the Uptergrove family seems passionate. How they direct that passion can be so positive (there's more than one doctor in the family) or negative (like the gun fight above). All in all, they are a most interesting wing of the family.