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14. IDA BELL4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born June 14, 1867 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died March 09, 1960 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. She married THOMAS MOSES STEGALL January 26, 1888 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., son of THOMAS STEGALL and LUCINDA STEGALL. He was born April 1864 in TN, and died Bef. September 28, 1918.

Notes for IDA BELL WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage; Vol. 2, P. 84; Death; Vol.

6, P. 460, File No. 679; Cencus; 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920; Gaurdianship

of Minors 9/28/1918, Book N, P. 244 & 275. Hopkins Co., Tx. Cencus;

1870. Headstone.:IT]

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1900 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 Enumerator; Benoni B. Taylor Page 118 (microfilm) 5

Jun 1900

52-53 [BO:Stegall:BO]

THOMAS M. Head W M Apr 1864 36 M12 TN NC NC Farmer

IDA B. Wife W F Jun 1867 32 M12 5/5 TX MO TN

TABITHA E. Dau W F Oct 1889 10 S TX TN TX

BERTHA L. Dau W F Sep 1891 8 S TX TN TX

ANNA L. Dau W F Oct 1893 6 S TX TN TX

SUSIE C. Dau W F Jun 1896 3 S TX TN TX

ELBERT W. Son W M Oct 1888 1 S TX TN TX

(CORRECTION: Elbert was born in 1898)

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1910 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 45 Enumerator; A. H. Hendrix Page 245

(microfilm) 2 May 1910

305-314 [BO:Stegall:BO]

IDA B. Head F W 42 W 6/5 TX TN TN Own Income

BERTHA L. Dau F W 18 S TX TN TX

ANNIE L. Dau F W 16 S TX TN TX

SUSIE K. Dau F W 13 S TX TN TX

ELBERT W. Son M W 11 S TX TN TX

ALTHA B. Dau F W 8 S TX TN TX

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 51 Enumerator; James E. Thompson Page 113

(microfilm) 9 Jan 1920

80-82 [BO:Stegall:BO]

IDA B. Head F W 52 W TX TN TN

ANNIE L. Dau F W 26 S TX TN TX Farm Laborer

ELBERT W. Son M W 21 M TX TN TX Farmer

ELIZABETH D-Law F W 19 M AL AL AL

RUTH U. G-Dau F W 14m S TN TN AL

ALTHA B. Head F W 17 S TX TN TX

(Altha B. should be listed as daughter)

(1900, 1910 & 1920 Censuses Transcribed by; Lawrence & Sue Dale,

Blossom, Tx.)

[IT:"VITW"; Cem. List/Obit; (probably):IT] [UL:Cooper Review:UL]

"SERVICES WERE HELD FOR MRS. IDA STEGALL -

'Mrs. Ida Bell Stegall, 92, a native of Delta County passed away

Wednesday night, March 9, about 11 o'clock in Janes Hospital following

illness. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 11, at

two o'clock in the Lake Creek Methodist Church, the Rev. Travis Darby,

Dallas and the Rev. George Swanson, pastor, officiating. Interment was

made in the Lake Creek Cemetery. Mrs. Stegall was born in Charleston

June 14, 1867, the daughter of J. W. and Sarah Ann (George) Wilson.

Survivors include one son, E. E. Stegall, Lake Creek; five daughters,

Mrs. D. W. Jones, Cooper, Mrs. A. F. Chisey, Roscoe, Mrs. J. E.

Barnett, Lake Creek, Mrs. O. E. Harris, Route 1, Cooper, and Mrs. O.

W. Barnett, Chillicothe; two brothers, W. A. Wilson, Cooper, and H. P.

Wilson, Hedley; two sisters, Mrs. Pat Ayles, Lake Creek and Mrs. A. M.

Skeen, Durant, Oklahoma; twenty-five grandchildren and thirty-eight

great grandchildren. Active pallbearers were grandsons; Alton Jones,

David Jones, Dwight Stegall, Findel Chitsey, Orville Harris and Buddy

Barnett. Honorary pallbearers were George Anderson, Elmer Thompson, W.

B. Burns, Troy Kern, Walter DeVaney, Wood Mitchell and Lee Brookmole.'

"

More About IDA BELL WILSON:

Burial: March 11, 1960, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for THOMAS MOSES STEGALL:

~~~~~Thomas' parents both came from North Carolina; [IT:1900 Delta

Co., Tx. Cencus.:IT]

Children of IDA WILSON and THOMAS STEGALL are:

i. TABITHA E.5 STEGALL, b. October 1889, Texas.

ii. BERTHA L. STEGALL, b. September 1891, Texas; m. A. F. CHITSEY, December 01, 1912, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for BERTHA L. STEGALL:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 7, P. 38.:IT]

iii. ANNA LUCY STEGALL, b. October 15, 1893, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. J. E. BARNETT, May 03, 1921, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1890.

Notes for ANNA LUCY STEGALL:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 3, P. 314.:IT]

Notes for J. E. BARNETT:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 8, P. 201.:IT]

iv. SUSIE C. STEGALL, b. June 1896, Texas; m. ODUS E. HARRIS, December 19, 1917, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1894, Texas.

Notes for SUSIE C. STEGALL:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Marriage, Vol. 7, P. 486.:IT]

v. ELBERT WILLIAM STEGALL, b. October 06, 1898, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. April 03, 1986; m. ELIZABETH JANE SANDERS, December 05, 1917, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. November 17, 1900, Alabama; d. October 25, 1983, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for ELBERT WILLIAM STEGALL:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Probate Birth, Vol. 17, P. 6;

Marriage, Vol. 7, P. 484. Headstone.:IT]

More About ELBERT WILLIAM STEGALL:

Burial: Abt. April 05, 1986, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for ELIZABETH JANE SANDERS:

~~~~~Both of Elizabeth's parents were from Alabama. [IT:Delta Co., Tx.

Record: Death; No. 922; Vol. 11, P.10; Census, 1920. Headstone.:IT] On

December 20, 1944, E. W. Stegall filed an affidavit for the birth

record of his son Gerald. J. E. Thompson, Delta Co. Judge, accepted it

as record and it was filed on 12/20/1944 by C. V. Stephenson, C.C.

More About ELIZABETH JANE SANDERS:

Burial: Abt. October 27, 1983, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

vi. ALTHA B. STEGALL, b. Abt. 1903, Texas.

15. THOMAS B.4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born May 04, 1870 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died June 24, 1954 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. He married (1) LUCY A. YEAGER October 21, 1896 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. She was born October 24, 1880, and died March 19, 1918 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. He married (2) LUTIE L. SHUMATE October 06, 1920 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of IRA SHUMATE and SARAH CANTERBURY. She was born May 29, 1888 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died 1953.

Notes for THOMAS B. WILSON:

~~~~~Thomas and Lucy and their two babies are buried in Lake Creek

Cemetary, in the east middle section. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records:

Marriage; Vol. 3, P. 319 & Vol. 8, P. 159. Death; Vol. 6, P. 234.

Headstones.:IT]

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1910 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 45 Enumerator; A. H. Hendrix Page 247

(microfilm) 4 May 1910

333-342 [BO:Wilson:BO]

THOMAS B. Head M W 39 M1-13 TX MO TN Cattle Trader

LUCY A. Wife F W 29 M1-13 4/2 TX AR AR

EULAH V. Dau F W 10 S TX TX TX

YANDEL L. Son M W 19m S TX TX TX

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 1 Cooper District 48 Enumerator; Greaves L. Miller

Page 43 6 Jan 1920

124-187 [BO:Wilson:BO]

THOMAS B. Head M W 49 W TX MO TN Grocery Salesman

EULA V. Dau F W 21 S TX TX TX

YANDEL L. Son M W 11 S TX TX TX

(1910 & 1920 Censuses transcribed by; Lawrence & Sue Dale, Blossom,

Tx.)

[IT:"VITW"; Cem. List/Obit;:IT] [UL:Cooper Review:UL] - Friday, July

2, 1954

"Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the

Delta Funeral Home for Tom B. Wilson, 84, who died at his home

Thursday morning at 11:15. Rev. W. L. Armstrong, pastor of the Lake

Creek Methodist Church officiated and burial was made in the Lake

Creek Cemetery. A stockman and retired merchant, Mr. Wilson was born

May 4, 1870. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. L. Anderson,

Paris; one son, Yandell Wilson, Sherman; one grandchild, Carolyn

Wilson, Sherman; two brothers, W. A. Wilson, Cooper, and H. P. Wilson,

Hedley; five sisters, Mrs. Ida Stegall, Mrs. Susie Craig, Mrs. P. L.

Ayles, all of Lake Creek, and Mrs. Albert Skeen, Durant, Okla.

Pallbearers for the service were Joe Lowry, Earl Hooks, Merrill

Rattan, Opal Preas, John Whitaker and Joe Burchell."

More About THOMAS B. WILSON:

Burial: June 25, 1954, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for LUCY A. YEAGER:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Death, Vol. 2, P. 142. Headstone.:IT]

More About LUCY A. YEAGER:

Burial: March 20, 1918, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Marriage Notes for THOMAS WILSON and LUCY YEAGER:

Delta Co. Court Record; Vol. 3, P. 319.

Notes for LUTIE L. SHUMATE:

~~~~~Lutie is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery, near her parents. [IT:Delta

Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 13, P. 398. Headstone.:IT]

More About LUTIE L. SHUMATE:

Burial: 1953, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of THOMAS WILSON and LUCY YEAGER are:

i. II JOHN W.5 WILSON, b. November 19, 1897; d. November 25, 1897, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for II JOHN W. WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone.:IT]

More About II JOHN W. WILSON:

Burial: Abt. November 26, 1897, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

ii. EULA V. WILSON, b. May 26, 1899, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. September 03, 1988, Minter, Lamar Co., Tx.; m. EWART L. ANDERSON, April 17, 1920.

Notes for EULA V. WILSON:

Lamar Co. Genealogy Society Records; also shows marriage date as April

17, 1920 to a Mr. Anderson.

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 3, P. 260;

Marriage, Vol. 8, P. 102. LCGS/Cem. List.:IT]

More About EULA V. WILSON:

Burial: Abt. September 05, 1988, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx.

iii. THOMAS P. WILSON, b. February 03, 1902, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. November 04, 1904, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for THOMAS P. WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone.:IT]

More About THOMAS P. WILSON:

Burial: Abt. November 05, 1904, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

iv. YANDELL L. WILSON, b. September 18, 1908, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for YANDELL L. WILSON:

~~~~~Delta Co. Birth Records ; Vol. 2, P. 73. 1910 Delta Co., Tx.

Cencus.

16. WILLIAM ALLEN4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born November 17, 1874 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died January 06, 1965 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. He married LULA ELIZABETH MILLER November 09, 1902 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of PETER MILLER and DELLA PIERCE. She was born March 23, 1883, and died April 02, 1969 in Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for WILLIAM ALLEN WILSON:

~~~~~William and Lula are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetary. [IT:Delta Co.,

Tx. Records: Death; Vol. 10, P. 86, Registrar's File No. 1; Marriage;

Vol. 5, P. 24 & Cencus; 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920. Headstones.:IT]

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1910 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 45 Enumerator; A. H. Hendrix Page 241

(microfilm) 29 Apr 1910

256-264 [BO:Wilson:BO]

WILLIAM A. Head M W 36 M1-7 TX MO TN Farmer

LULA E. Wife F W 26 M1-7 3/2 TX TN TX

EASTON A. Son M W 6 S TX TX TX

KERMIT M. Son M W 8m S TX TX TX

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 1 Cooper District 48 Enumerator; Greaves L. Miller

Page 50 (microfilm) 10 Jan 1920

256-339 [BO:Wilson:BO] (Typo in book, had Wilsom)

WILLIAM A. Head M W 46 M TX MO MO Farmer

LULA E. Wife F W 35 M TX TN TX

EASTON A. Son M W 15 S TX TX TX

KERMIT M. Son M W 10 S TX TX TX

GLENDALE Son M W 7 S TX TX TX

GLENNA F. Dau F W 5 S TX TX TX

DELLA D. Dau F W 18m S TX TX TX

(1910 & 1920 Censuses transcribed by; Lawrence & Sue Dale, Blossom,

Tx.)

Notes for LULA ELIZABETH MILLER:

~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb\Deaths.:IT]

Children of WILLIAM WILSON and LULA MILLER are:

i. KERMIT M.5 WILSON, m. LOYCE MCWILLIAMS, September 30, 1928, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for KERMIT M. WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage; Vol. 9, Page 370.:IT]

ii. NOLA CRYSTINE WILSON.

Notes for NOLA CRYSTINE WILSON:

~~~~~Nola died of Diphteria at the age of two. [IT:Cooper Review,

11/26/1964.:IT]

iii. EASTON A. WILSON, b. April 09, 1904, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. June 02, 1951.

Notes for EASTON A. WILSON:

~~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Census: 1910 & 1920. Headstone.:IT] Easton

was a Sargent in the military service.

More About EASTON A. WILSON:

Burial: Abt. June 05, 1951, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

iv. GLENDALE WILSON, b. September 27, 1912, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. October 28, 1980.

More About GLENDALE WILSON:

Burial: Abt. October 30, 1980, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

v. GLENNA FAY WILSON, b. Abt. 1915, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. H. L. HOCUTT, September 23, 1933, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for GLENNA FAY WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx Records: Marriage; Vol. 10, Page 110.:IT]

vi. DELLA D. WILSON, b. June 1918, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. E. M. PATTERSON.

vii. BILLY FANOY WILSON, b. August 26, 1921, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.; d. November 30, 1980, Delta Co., Tx.; m. SARA SCOTT.

Notes for BILLY FANOY WILSON:

~~~~~Billy is buried in Oak Lawn Cemetary. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Death

Record: No. 851. RootsWeb\Deaths. Headstone.:IT] Billy served in the

US Army during WWII.

More About BILLY FANOY WILSON:

Burial: Abt. December 01, 1980, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

17. SARAH CATHERINE4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born February 24, 1878 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died March 11, 1957 in Enloe, Delta Co., Tx.. She married EDDIE PETTERSON JOHNSON January 02, 1898 in Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx., son of THOMAS JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSTON. He was born July 29, 1861 in Pontotoc, Ms., and died May 04, 1918 in Terrell, Tx..

Notes for SARAH CATHERINE WILSON:

Sarah Catherine died in the home of her daughter, Nancy Cain, with

whom she lived on Monday at 2 A.M.

Services were held on Thursday at 2:30 PM At Lake Creek Methodist

Church. Paul Lamb, a retired Baptist preacher from Cooper,

officiated.Burial was arranged by Delta Funeral Home. Her pall bearers

were: Alton Goolsby; Andrew Little; Dennis Jeter; J. A. Landers;

Herman Landers; and J. P. Roling.

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Cencus; 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920,

Birth; Vol.3, p. 439, Death; Vol. 6, P. 317, Registrar's No. 505.

Headstone. Paris News. :IT]

"MRS. SARAH C. JOHNSON

The Paris News Service

COOPER- Mrs. Sarah Catherine Johnson 79, died Monday about 2 a.m. in

Enloe at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Cain, where she lived.

The funeral, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., will be held at Lake Creek

Methodist Church by the Rev. Paul Lamb, retired Baptist minister of

Cooper. Delta Funeral Home will make burial in Lake Creek Cemetery,

pallbearers to be Alton Goolsby, Andrew Little, Dennis Jeter, J. A.

Landers, Herman Landers and J. P. Roling.

Born at Charleston, February 24, 1878, Mrs. Johnson was a daughter of

the late J. W. and Sarah Ann (George) Wilson.

Surviving are these children besides Mrs. Cain: Mrs. C. B. Johnson,

Pecan Gap; and James A. Johnson, Woodland; 25 grandchildren, eight

great-grandchildren; these brothers and sisters: W. A. Wilson, Cooper;

H. P. Wilson, Hedley; Mrs. Ida Stegall and Mrs. P. L. Ayles, Lake

Creek; Mrs. Sue Cregg, Pattonville; and Mrs. Lizzie Skeen, Durant,

Okla."

More About SARAH CATHERINE WILSON:

Burial: March 12, 1957, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for EDDIE PETTERSON JOHNSON:

~~~~~ In 1867, the Johnson/Combs family came to Texas from Pontotoc

Co., Mississippi. Eddie P. was six years old at the time. It is

unclear at this time, where they first settled upon their arrival.

Both our Great-great-grandmother and her second husband, William

Edward Combs died in 1878 and are buried in Pierce Cemetery, north of

Lake Creek. The family is not listed in Hopkins or Lamar Co. Cencus of

1870. (Parts of these two counties were taken in 1870 to establish

Delta Co. Delta took it's first cencus in 1880.)

1860 PONTOTOC CO., MS. CENCUS

57 37 Thos. H.J. Johnson 30 M Tavern Keeper Georgia

Nancy C. " 26 F

"

John Wesley " 8 M

Miss.

Sankey T. " 5 M

"

James L. " 3 M

"

Wm. F. " 1 M

"

(This cencus shows household no., name, age, sex, occupation and

birth state. Mary Catherine was listed as 'Nancy'; a nickname perhaps,

or a mistake by the enumerator.)

1880 DELTA CO., TX. CENCUS

33 JOHNSON, Sankey T. 25 Farmer Ms. Ga.

Ga.

Mary R. 21 Wife Ar.

Ga. Ga.

Nathaniel T. 7 mo. Son Tx.

Ms. Ar.

Eddie P. 18 Brother Ms.

Ga. Ga.

(This cencus shows household no., name, age, occupation, or

relationship to head of house, birth state of person, father and

mother.)

The following is an excerpt from a letter that Aunt Red (Harvena

Johnson) wrote to me on January 18, 1987. It reads: "Eddie Peterson

(my father) was nearly grown before he started to school. He studied

hard and soon was able to get a teaching job in the Winter and work on

a farm in the Summer. He taught school fifteen years before coming to

Texas with the rest of the family as the Battle of the North and South

was lost to the North. His mother sold everything that would bring any

money and came to Texas and bought up all the cotton she could. Some

think she settled around Blossom. I don't know for sure, but she and

her second husband are buried at the Pierce Cemetery near Lake Creek.

Papa taught school awhile at Granny's Neck, near Enloe, then he became

a farmer."

A popular story that has been passed down from father to son and on

to the grandchildren goes something like this: Eddie (Grandpa Johnson)

was traveling cross-country from Mississippi back to Texas to be with

the rest of the family. He was weary and looking for a place to rest

for the night. He inquired of the townfolk of any such place that

might be available. A man told him of an old abandoned house at the

end of town where he might stay the night if he didn't mind sharing it

with a "haint". Grandpa replied that he was not afraid of any "haint"

and that he would definitely accept the accomodations with his

gratitude. He made himself a bed under the stairwell and went to

sleep. During the night, he was awakened by the sound of steps and

---- C-l-a-n-k---- C-l-a-n-k coming down the stairs. Grandpa used his

shotgun to stop the intruder. The next morning, he found a racoon on a

chain and took it to the man and told him "Here's your 'haint'."

Appearantly, someone was playing a practical joke.

Another time, after Grandpa gave up teaching to become a farmer, he

was plowing his fields. As usual, he had a book with him because he

loved to read. He took his horse to the pool for a much needed drink

of water. While his horse drank his fill, Grandpa read his book. The

horse waded deeper and deeper into the pool. That night when he got

home, Grandma wanted to know what happened to him and why he was

drenched from his waist down. Grandpa was just happy that his book was

still dry. [IT:Related By: Leo Johnson.:IT]

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1900 Census:BO]

Precinct 5 Enumerator; John Click Page 143 (microfilm) 8 Jun

1900

7475 [BO:Johnson:BO]

EDDIE Head WM Jul 1861 38 M2 MS AL MS Farmer

SARAH E. Wife WF Feb1878 22 M2 1/1 TX MO TN

-------(Typo, middle initial 'C')

JOHN W. Son WM Sep 1899 9m S TX MS TX

( This cencus shows household no., name, position in the family,

race, sex, month and year of birth, marital status, years married ,

how many children wife has and how many still living, birth state,

father's birth state, mother's birth state, and occupation. )

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1910 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 45 Enumerator; A. H. Hendrix Page 244

(microfilm) 30 Apr 1910

294303 [BO:Johnson:BO]

EDDIE Head M W 48 M1-11 MS AL MS Farmer

SARAH K. Wife F W 30 M1-11 6/5 TX MO TN

---------(Typo, middle initial 'C')

MARY V. Dau F W 8 S TX MS TX

JAMES A. Son M W 6 S TX MS TX

SUE A. Dau F W 5 S TX MS TX

WESLEY T. Son MW 2 S TX MS TX

HARVENA L. Dau FW 2m S TX MS TX

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 51 Enumerator; James E. Thompson Page 121

(microfilm) 22 Jan 1920

228234 [BO:Johnson:BO]

SARAH C. Head F W 41 W TX MO TN Farmer

JAMES A. Son M W 16 S TX MS TX Farm Laborer

SUE A. Dau F W 14 S TX MS TX Farm Laborer

WESLEY T. Son M W 11 S TX MS TX Farm Laborer

HARVENA L. Dau F W 9 S TX MS TX

MAGGIE Dau F W 7 S TX MS TX

"Maggie" must be Naomi Catherine. Possibly, this was her nickname, or

the enumerator just wrote it down wrong.

(1900, 1910 & 1920 Censuses transcribed by; Lawrence & Sue Dale,

Blossom, Tx.)

The following is a letter written by Eddie Peterson Johnson to Sarah

Catherine Wilson, when they were courting.

"Lake Creek, Texas

Oct.

30, 1897.

Miss Katie Wilson,

Dearest One, I have had but little peace of mind since I left you

Thursday night. The more I think of being with other girls, the less

desire I have to do so, and the more I long to be with you. Still for

[UL:your sake:UL], I am willing for the argument to stand just as it

is. And while it may cause me to pass many unhappy hours, days, weeks,

months, and perhaps years, I know it is better [UL:that:UL], than that

you should drag out your whole life with one whom you could not love.

If I could only know that you cared for me, first, last, and all the

time, my happiness would be more complete than I ever expect to

realize in this life.

Now Sweet, please do not think I am trying to beg or persuade you to

say you love me, for I do most sincerely hope you will never say thst

again unless it comes from the great depth of your heart. Go ahead and

try your love, and see which of us (Linton or myself), is destined to

be the happy man. Save your love for me if you can, give it to him if,

you must.

I do not know if Linton will be back from Paris, Sunday, in time for

us to come down Sunday eve, or not. I shall not come by myself, unless

I hear from you, and you say 'come'.

Use your own pleasure about answering this letter.

As ever

yours, E.P.J."

At our Cousins' reunion, August 21, 1999, we reminisced about the

good ole' days when we would gather around the fire and listen to our

parents tell stories. Our favorite stories are common to all the

cousins, therefore, we aren't sure of their origin. Perhaps, they were

told to our parents by their parents or grandparents and passed down

like 'family heirlooms'. Anyway, one of our favorites has to do with

spelling. Each parent probably told this in his or her own unique way.

Daddy (Jim) told of being in a spelling bee and being the last one

standing. The teacher told him to spell stovepipe. He replied, "Double

x double o double zigarow v squeididdle p i p e".

She then instructed him to spell huckleberry pie. He replied, "H u

huckle b u buckle h u huckle y h u huckle b u buckle huckleberry

pie". The final word was Mississippi. Can you spell Mississippi? Jim

replied, "M i crooked letter crooked letter i crooked letter crooked

letter i humpback humpback i". The teacher exclaimed, "Jim, that's

absolutely correct."

Eddie & Kate are buried in Lake Creek Cemetery. [IT:Delta Co., Texas

Records: Marriage Certificate, Vol. 3, Page 439 (certified copy,

1007); Cencus, 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920. Pontotoc Co., Ms. Cencus 1860.

Headstone.:IT]

More About EDDIE PETTERSON JOHNSON:

Burial: Abt. May 06, 1918, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of SARAH WILSON and EDDIE JOHNSON are:

i. JOHN W.5 JOHNSON, b. September 07, 1899, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; d. August 01, 1900, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JOHN W. JOHNSON:

~~John W. is buried in Pierce Cemetery. Stone reads: "Son of E. P. &

S. C. Johnson."

[IT:1900 Delta Co., Tx. Cencus.:IT]

More About JOHN W. JOHNSON:

Burial: Abt. August 02, 1900, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

ii. MARY VIOLA JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1901, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; d. March 16, 1923, Dallas, Dallas Co, Tx.; m. SR. CHARLES RICHARD EDGAR, January 20, 1918, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1900.

Notes for MARY VIOLA JOHNSON:

Mary Viola is buried in Grove Hill Cemetary in Dallas.

~~~~~J. W. Wilson performed the marriage vows for Viola & Charles.

[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage; Vol. 7, P. 503 & Cencus;

1910.:IT]

More About MARY VIOLA JOHNSON:

Burial: Abt. March 18, 1923, Dallas, Dallas Co., Tx.

Marriage Notes for MARY JOHNSON and CHARLES EDGAR:

Delta Co., Tx. Court Record; Vol. 7, P.503. Minister; J. W. Wilson

iii. SR. JAMES ALLEN JOHNSON, b. July 25, 1903, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; d. January 19, 1972, Woodland, Red River Co., Tx.; m. (1) VELLA WOLFE, Abt. 1922; b. April 21, 1902, Mississippi; d. April 12, 1924, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; m. (2) MAUDIE VIOLA SHOFFIETT, November 06, 1928, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. 1901; m. (3) JESSIE BEATRICE MILLER, April 24, 1931, Minter, Lamar Co., Tx.; b. September 26, 1908, Denton, Denton Co., Tx.; d. February 14, 1966, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for SR. JAMES ALLEN JOHNSON:

~~~~~Jim is buried in Lake Creek Cemetery. [IT:1910 & 1920 Delta Co.,

Tx. Cencus. Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 1, P. 98, File No. 47.

Headstone.:IT]

The first year [BO:Jim:BO] and [BO:Jessie (Miller) Johnson:BO] (Daddy

& Mama) were married, they lived with her parents, [BO:Will & Haley

(Atwood) Miller:BO], at Craddock, Tx. It was here that thier first

child was born. Tragically, their joy was short-lived when [BO:Joyce

Elena :BO](1932) died only four days old. The couple then moved to

West Post Oak where [BO:Roberta:BO] (1933) was born. Not long before

Roberta was born, Daddy and Granddaddy had a falling out over

partenership issues. Granddaddy wanted to bring his son, [BO:Uncle

Eugene,:BO] into their share-cropping venture. Daddy felt this was

unfair, considering the amount of money and the long hours of

back-breaking labor they had already invested. Daddy came home angry

and told Mama to pack her things and go home to her folks (they lived

a ways down the road). Grandma came to help Mama carry her things, but

by the time she arrived, Daddy had cooled off and made up with Mama,

Grandma, who was a little afraid of the dark, had to walk home alone

in the dusk.

The little family moved to Paris, where their next five children were

born. It was here they lost two more babies, both sons; [BO:Jesse

Everet:BO] (1938) and [BO:Marcus Aquila :BO] (1943). Also, born in

Paris, were [BO:James Allen Jr.:BO] (1935), [BO:Vida:BO] (1938), and

[BO:Leo:BO] (1940). Daddy ran a small neighborhood store on their

front porch and also had Johnson's Rolling Cafe.

In the middle of the school year in 1942, they moved to a farm in

Powderly. [BO:Sarah:BO] (1944) and [BO:Ruth:BO] (1945) were born here.

Finally, on July 10, 1944, they bought a farm at Woodland in Red

River Co. It was 249.17 acres (in the Issac Moore Survey) of wooded

land, rich in natural resources, such as blackberries, huckleberries,

hickory nuts, black walnuts, quinces, persimmons, and muskydines. As

the name suggests, there were massive wooded areas, graced by rolling

hills and irrigated by it's own creekbeds and pools, as well as a

natural spring. This is the place called home. [BO:Vena:BO] (myself,

1947) and [BO:Lillie:BO] (1949) were born here.

The older children enrolled in the one room school at Woodland,

located on a dirt road near Trent Edwards' place. There were only

fifteen or twenty students enrolled here. In 1948, the school

consolidated with Detroit, twelve miles south. Our school bus made

stops at Adelou, Manchester, Woodland, and various points along the

way. Our driver, Mr. Wriggly, was a quiet man and had considerable

trouble controlling rambuncous students.

Daddy seemed more comfortable working for other people, perhaps it

was because of the hard times he and Mama had both been through;

living through two World Wars and the depression, suffering failed

crops and indebtedness. Hard times were not new to Daddy. When he was

fifteen, his father, [BO:Eddie Peterson Johnson:BO] who had been

hospitalized in Terrell, died there (1918). Grandma, [BO:Sarah

Catherine "Kate":BO] was a strong woman determined to hold her family

together. It was necessary for everyone to work together to plow the

fields, plant the crops, tend the animals, churn the butter, do the

cooking, cleaning, sewing, canning, and countless other chores

necessary to their day-to-day existance. Since Daddy was the oldest of

the children still at home, the heaviest burden of responsibility fell

on his shoulders.

Anyway, we spent our summers and weekends picking cucumbers, chopping

cotton and pulling bolls. We picked cucumbers on the halves for our

neighbors at Manchester, Kanawha, Kiomatia, and Novice. After a long

exausting day in the hot sun (usually, about ten hours), it was time

to take the cucumbers to market where they were sized and weighed and

priced accordingly. There was a cucumber shed at Manchester and at

Kanawha. Daddy didn't have his own transportation, so the owner of the

field would pick us up and take us home. Sometimes, we would all go to

the shed and Daddy would buy us a coke and candy bar. Or, once in

awhile, if it was a particularilly good yeild, the owner would treat

us. Besides all of this, James and Leo bailed hay (I think for a

penney a bail, which was considered good money back then).

After the older kids left home, we mostly spent our summers chopping

cotton for Uncle Everet at Enloe, and sometimes for Uncle Clayton at

Pecan Gap. In the fall, we picked cotton and pulled bolls on the

weekends. A couple of summers, Daddy, James and Vida all worked at

Artic's Ice Cream Factory in Dallas. Usually, in the fall, as far back

as I can remember, Daddy would hitch-hike to West Texas to work in the

cotton gins. One evening, when I was very young, I think about three

or four, Daddy returned home after what seemed like a long time to me.

I remember asking Mama "Who's that man?" Not too happy with me, she

replied, "That's your Daddy."

Mama and Daddy never let work interfere with our schooling. They both

had to quit school at an early age to help support their families.

Mama finished the fifth grade and Daddy finished the third. They could

both read and write and do simple math (considering their education,

they both did quite well). This made them determined to see to it that

we all got educated. Daddy lived to see all eight of us graduate from

high school (Lillie was a junior when Mama died in 1966) and Roberta

finished two years at Paris Junior College, and James graduated at

East Texas State College at Commerce in 1958 with a BBA degree.

In 1960, Mama and Daddy started having marital problems. Leo had just

graduated from high school, he and Mama moved to Paris, where they

stayed with Grandma Miller on W. Cherry St. for a while. Mama hired a

lawyer and got custody of the four girls still at home. In the

meantime, we spent the summer with Daddy at Woodland. James was in the

Army and had left his Studebaker with us. Sometimes, Daddy would let

Sarah drive it on the property, and once in awhile, he would allow her

to drive to Woodland, of course the rest of us tagged along for the

adventure. Mama and Daddy never divorced. Mama never held any hard

feelings toward Daddy and wouldn't allow us to either. She believed

his crankiness resulted from a blow to the head he recieved many years

earlier while trying to prevent a robery. Even though they seperated,

they never gave up on their marriage. Sometimes, Mama, Leo and us

girls would spend the weekend with Daddy, or if he had business in

Paris, he would come by the house for lunch. When Daddy had his heart

attack, he recieved social security disability and made sure Mama got

a check on the dependant children still at home.

James still has fond memories of growing up in a candy store which

was on the front porch of the family's home at the intersection of

13th N. W. & Garrett St., next door to the Negro school. The biggest

thing in young James' life was when the drummers came by selling their

wares. They called him "the little business man". James still

remembers Mr. Adcott, the real estate broker, who came by quite often,

and Mr. Matlock and his son who came by once a month selling razor

blades, needles and pencils.

James enrolled in Graham Elementary School in the fall of 1942, and

at mid-semister, the family moved to a farm between Powderly and

Arthur City, he transferred to Powderly School. The following year, on

the first day of school, he witnessed his classmate, Carl Glassco,

accidentally kill the school principal.

James wrote: "I remember Mom speaking often of her Grandpa Atwood,

with whom she and her parents lived during their early years.

G-Grandpa Atwood was evidently a little lame or very much used up, and

babysat with her and did chores near the house while the Millers did

the farming. Mom kept up with her Grandpa's hatchet until she died.

She said he split wood with it daily. I have the tool now, and every

time I run accross it, I think of an old man I never met who was

gentle with children and also pets, and animals injured by falling

trees and slicing plows. Mom said he could never leave an injured

animal to die. Someday, I hope Stephens will take the hatchet and tell

his children how this man pulled his weight into his golden years."

Leo remembers Daddy buying kerosene in 55 gallon drums and selling

smaller amounts to friends and neighbors, for their convenience. He

thinks, perhaps this is how Daddy started the store.

As a young boy, Leo sometimes had a problem with sleep walking. One

night, while they were living at Powderly, Leo ate a late supper, then

lay down in a living room chair and fell asleep. He had to reach high

to lift the front door latch, but he managed it. He left the house and

crossed the ditch and followed the trail to the orchid where he lay

down and dreamed he was in the store talking to the customers. At this

point, Mama realized Leo was missing and began calling out to him. Leo

told his audience "I have to go now."

Vida said the family lived at the Price place at Powderly and Daddy

took care of it. Once when Vida and Roberta were cleaning the house,

Vida placed a rag doll in the window so it wouldn't get dirty. That

night, Roberta was going to bed, and was startled by something in the

window. She let out a piercing screem. Vida came running. Upon

entering the room, she immediately remembered leaving the doll in the

window and went to pick it up.

Another time at Powderly, Vida remembers they had a cat that had

hydrophobia, Mama instructed the children to stay away from it. She

said it would die in about nine days. One day, Vida was laying accross

the bed with nothing much to do. She started meowing like a cat. Mama,

scared the cat had gotten in the house, came running. Vida got a

spanking.

Ruth recalls once when she was four or five, she and some of her

sisters were playing with the empty spice cans out in the yard. When

they finished playing, they left the cans filled with dirt sitting on

the kitchen table. As it happened, Roberta was making a cake. Un-aware

that the spices on the table weren't the genuine article, she

generously seasoned her cake. Imagine her shock when the first bite

revealed the truth!

Another story Ruth tells on herself is the time she got lost. "When

Sarah and I were quite small, Mama and Daddy took us to the field with

them. Sarah was chewing her gum and I was wishing I had mine. But I

left it parked on the door post, so I told Sarah I was going home to

get my bubble gum. I got lost and they found me at dusk playing in a

sand pile.Things haven't changed. I still don't have any sense of

direction. One evening in Caracas, I was in a hurry to get home before

Raymond's next meeting. I got on the right bus, but headed the wrong

direction. Needless to say, I didn't get home in time to see Ray

before he left."

I (Vena) was born the day before Grandma Miller's birthday, and I was

named after her. When I was very young, pre-school, I made the mistake

of saying I was one day older than Grandma. Neither she or anyone else

ever let me forget it. Many years later, when she was on her deathbed,

Grandma was be-moaning her many ailments. Then she turned to me and

chuckled and said " Oh well, I guess I shouldn't complain. You're one

day older than I am."

It seems that one of our favorite pass-times was cooking up gourmet

delights (ha-ha). Once at Woodland, Ruth was making choclate fudge.

M-M-M! our favorite! However, this time, Ruth couldn't believe it was

done. Lillie, Sarah and I kept insisting it was done. At long last,

when it was scorched beyond recognition, she finally agreed with us.

Much to her dismay, even the dog turned up his nose and walked away.

Years later, at Paris, when I was in high school, I was cooking

dinner as part of my Homemaking project. Mama often bought powdered

milk in a box, somewhat the size of Calgon water softener. I was busy

planning the meal, gathering the ingredients, etc., and of course,

having some meaningful discourse with my sisters. I reached into the

pantry and measured out the water softener by mistake, realizing what

I had done, I scooped out the water softener, from my cornbread, as

best I could. Sarah exclaimed, "Oh, no! We'll all be blowing bubbles."

In case you're wondering, that was some tough cornbread.

One time, when we were still living at Woodland, Sarah decided to

make a cake. I don't know if all of the grown-ups were gone, or if it

was just against our nature to ask for help when we were in over our

heads. Anyway, Sarah couldn't remember how much sugar Roberta put in

her cakes. Ruth came to the rescue! She was sure it was three cups. As

Sarah stirred in the sugar, Ruth decided that wasn't enough. Roberta

uses six cups. Once again, as Sarah finishes stirring in the sugar,

Ruth suddenly knows that is definitely not right. Roberta uses nine

cups of sugar! That's the amount Roberta uses. She's absolutely sure

of it! In case you've never made a cake like this one, it didn't look

very good--- it was flat like a pancake and cracked all through--- but

it was simply delicous!! We tried to duplicate the recipe, but

somehow, we never could. We called it Ooey-Gooey.

Having a large family, we slept two or three to a bed. When relatives

came to visit, we made pallets on the floor for the kids and let the

adults have the beds. It was always a special treat for us when

company came. Once, when Lillie was very small, she slept with Vida on

this particular night, she awoke in the morning all turned around. Her

feet were where her head should be and her head was at the foot of the

bed. The covers were all tangled. As she felt around, still

half-asleep, she exclaimed, "I can't find my head!"

[UL:Paris News:UL] [IT:; Obit, 1/21/1972 (Found @ LCGS).:IT]

"JOHNSON RITES

'The funeral of James A. Johnson, 68, of Woodland, will be held in

Paris Saturday at 2 p.m. in Fry & Gibbs Funeral Home, where friends

will be received Friday between 7:30 and 9 p.m. Officiating will be

Rev. Alfred Butler, Chicota Methodist pastor, burial to be made at

Lake Creek.

'Mr. Johnson, who had lived alone since the death of his wife, the

former Jessie B. Miller, in 1966, suffered from a heart ailment, and

was found dead at home Thursday morning, Claude Smith, justice of the

peace at Detroit, conducting the inquest.

'Born at Lake Creek, July 25, 1903, James Johnson was a son of E. P.

and Catherine (Wilson) Johnson, and was member of the Lake Creek

Methodist Church. He and his wife lived at Paris and Powderly before

moving to Woodland in 1946. He was a member of the Detroit Masonic

Lodge

'Surviving are eight children: Mrs. Mickel Hess and Leo Johnson,

Chicago, Il.; Mrs. Wayne Bills and Mrs. Vena Saunders, Paris; Mrs.

Richard Bills, Hopewell; Mrs. Ronnie Manning, Dallas; Mrs. Raymond

Powell in Venezuela, and James A. Johnson Jr., Bagwell.

'Also 14 grandchildren, and two sisters: Mrs. Clayton Johnson, Pecan

Gap, and Mrs. Everett Cain, Cooper.' "

[UL:Paris News:UL] [IT:; Burial, 1/25/1972 (LCGS).:IT]

"JOHNSON BURIAL

'Services for James A. Johnson, 68, of Woodland, were held Saturday

at Fry & Gibbs chapel in Paris, burial being made Lake Creek, bearers

being R. L. Garrett, Morris Phillips, James Smith, Gilbert Miller,

Hillis Topping and Joe B. Grizzle.' "

More About SR. JAMES ALLEN JOHNSON:

Burial: January 21, 1972, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for VELLA WOLFE:

Vella died of Turberculoes. She is buried at Lake Creek.

Vella's parents were W. E. & ---- Moore Wolfe, both from Ms.

Delta Co., Tx. Death Records; Vol. 2, P. 68

~~~~~Vela's death record No. 441; filed 2/1/1925; 22years,7 months,&

13 days old; born in Mississippi on 4/21/1902, to Mr. & Mrs. W. E.

Wolfe, both of Ms.; date of death, 4/12/1924; Pvl. Turberculoes;

buried at Lake Creek Cem. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Death; Vol. 2,

P. 68, Registrar's No. 441.:IT] Vela is buried in Lake Creek Cemetery,

location: C3 (same section as Jim; no marker). [IT:"Voices in the

Wind", compiled by Judy Falls & Sylvia Wood.:IT]

Notes for MAUDIE VIOLA SHOFFIETT:

[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Marriage Record: Vol. 9; P. 390.:IT]

Maudie is buried in Lake Creek Cemetary.

Notes for JESSIE BEATRICE MILLER:

Jessie died in her home at 315 3rd S.W., on Monday evening about 9

P.M.

~~~~~Jessie is buried in West Post Oak Cemetery. [IT:Lamar Co., Tx.

Records: Marriage; Vol. 37, P. 302, License No. 555; Death; File No.

40. Headstone. :IT]

More About JESSIE BEATRICE MILLER:

Burial: February 16, 1966, West Post Oak, Lamar Co., Tx.

iv. SUE ANN JOHNSON, b. April 01, 1905, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JAMES E. FLOWERS, Abt. 1927.

Notes for SUE ANN JOHNSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 1, P. 100; & Cencus,;

1910 & 1920.:IT]

v. WESLEY THOMAS JOHNSON, b. March 04, 1908, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; d. July 12, 1956, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; m. OPAL NELL STONE, July 10, 1932, Minter, Lamar Co., Tx.; b. September 24, 1913.

Notes for WESLEY THOMAS JOHNSON:

~~~~~WesTom is buried in Lake Creek Cemetery. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Court

Records: Birth; Vol. 2, P. 81; Death: Vol. 6, P. 300, Registrar's No.

473 & Cencus; 1910 & 1920. Lamar Co., Tx. Marriage: Vol. 37, P. 399.

Headstone. Paris News.:IT]

JOHNSON FUNERAL

"Paris News Service

COOPER- The funeral of WesTom Johnson, a farmer and ginner at Lake

Creek, was set Friday at 2:30 p. m. at the Methodist Church at Lake

Creek, burial there being made by Delta Funeral of Cooper. The pastor,

the Rev. Jack Caldwell, and the Rev. Paul Lamb of Cooper had charge.

Mr. Johnson, who died at home Thursday morning, was born at Lake

Creek, March 4, 1908, son of the late E. P. Johnson and Mrs. Johnson,

the former Miss Sarah Wilson.

Surviving besides his mother are these children: Earl Johnson, Dale

Johnson and Miss Gale Johnson, all of Dallas; Jerry Johnson and

Kenneth Johnson, Lake Creek, and Mrs. Bill Jenkins, Paris; one

grandchild; a brother, James Allen Johnson of Woodland, Red River

County, and two sisters, Mrs. C. B. Johnson, Pecan Gap, and Mrs. J. E.

Cain, Rt. 3, Cooper."

The Paris

News

More About WESLEY THOMAS JOHNSON:

Burial: Abt. July 14, 1956, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for OPAL NELL STONE:

~~~~~[IT:"Shadows of Gray", by: Earl Johnson.:IT]

vi. HARVENA LEE JOHNSON, b. February 24, 1910, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; d. May 21, 2001, Dallas, Dallas Co., Tx.; m. CLAYTON BOWEN JOHNSON, February 21, 1931, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; b. November 12, 1910, Seymour, Tx.; d. February 13, 1989, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for HARVENA LEE JOHNSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 17, P. 410; Marriage;

Vol. 10, P. 39; & Cencus, 1910 & 1920.:IT] [UL:The Paris News::UL]

[IT:Obituaries for May 23, 2001; From Staff Reports:IT] The Obit

quoted below is from the [UL:Cooper Review:UL], May 31, 2001

[BO:"Mrs. Harvena Lee Johnson:BO]

'Mrs. Harvena Lee Johnson, age 91, formerly of Pecan Gap, passed away

Monday, May 21, 2001, in Dallas.

'Funeral services were held Friday, May 25, 2001, at 11 a.m. at Delta

Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Allen Knuckles officiating.

Interment was made in the Pecan Gap Cemetery in Pecan Gap.

'Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 24, 1910, in Lake Creek, the daughter of

Eddie Peterson and Sarah Catherine (Wilson) Johnson.

'She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Pecan Gap,

and had resided in DeSoto since 1989.

'She married Clayton Bowen Johnson Feb. 21, 1931. He preceded her in

death February 13, 1989.

'She is survived by a son, Walter Hugh Johnson of Dallas; two

daughters, Susie Catherine Gill of DeSoto and Lola Nell Coker,

Powderly; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one

great-great granddaughter.' "

'Pallbearers were grandsons; Craig Gerald, Kevin Gerald, Clay

Johnson, Doug Johnson, Larry Coker, Jeff Coker and Bryan Yates.

'Honorary pallbearers were sons-in-law, Campbell Gill and Leon Coker;

and her son, Walter Hugh Johnson.' "

More About HARVENA LEE JOHNSON:

Burial: May 25, 2001, Pecan Gap, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for CLAYTON BOWEN JOHNSON:

~~~~~Clayton is buried in Pecan Gap Cemetary (just inside the main

entrance). [IT:Headstone.:IT]

[UL:Paris News:UL][IT:,Tue., Feb. 14, 1989:IT] [IT:LCGS & "VITW";Cem.

List..:IT]

"COOPER - Clayton Bowen Johnson, 78, of Pecan Gap died Monday, Feb.

13, at McCuistion Medical Center.

'Services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the Delta

Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Alan Knuckles officiating. Burial

was to be at Pecan Gap Cemetery.

'Mr. Johnson was born in Seymour, Nov. 12, 1910, a son of John Walter

and Allie Belle Woods Johnson. He was a retired farmer. On Feb. 21,

1931, he married Harvena Johnson.

'Surviving are his wife; one son; Walter Hugh Johnson of Dallas; two

daughters, Susie Catherine Gill of DeSoto and Lola Nell Coker of

Powderly; three sisters, Winnie Henderson of Yuma Valley, CA, Muriel

Ivy of Corpus Christi and Valerie Jo Holden of Ft. Worth; a

sister-in-law, Cloteen Johnson of Sulphur Springs; nine grandchildren;

and 11 great-grandchildren.' "

Clayton was active in his church and led the singing every Sunday at

First United Methodist Church in Pecan Gap, where he worshiped

faithfully every Sunday. He was a hardworking man, loved and respected

by those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

More About CLAYTON BOWEN JOHNSON:

Burial: February 14, 1989, Pecan Gap, Delta Co., Tx.

vii. LITTLE BROTHER JOHNSON, b. Abt. 1911, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for LITTLE BROTHER JOHNSON:

~~~~~[IT:Bible Record of E. P. & S. C. Johnson.:IT]

viii. NAOMI CATHERINE JOHNSON, b. December 26, 1912, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; d. January 01, 1988, Ellis Co., Tx.; m. JAMES EVERETT CAIN, November 12, 1930, Hugo, Ok.; b. April 02, 1905, Arkansas; d. January 25, 1978, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for NAOMI CATHERINE JOHNSON:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone. RootsWeb\Deaths.:IT]

More About NAOMI CATHERINE JOHNSON:

Burial: Abt. January 03, 1988, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for JAMES EVERETT CAIN:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Death Records; Vol. 10, P. 455. Cooper

Museum::IT] [UL:Cooper Review:UL]; [IT:Obit.:IT]Everett is buried in

Lake Creek Cemetary. (Everett's death is listed as the 25th, whereas,

it is the 5th on his headstone & in the Death Record Index.)

More About JAMES EVERETT CAIN:

Burial: January 28, 1978, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

18. SUSIE ELLER4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born December 31, 1879 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died July 14, 1959 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. She married (1) HENRY MARSHALL CRAIG December 07, 1897 in Bonham, Fannin Co., Tx.. He was born April 30, 1869 in Lewisburg, Tn., and died January 28, 1917. She married (2) WILLIAM LUCIO WALKER December 11, 1919 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. She married (3) FORNEY HOOKS December 30, 1930 in Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for SUSIE ELLER WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, (2) Vol. 8, P. 62 & (3)

Vol. 10, P. 63; Death, Vol. 9, P. 417, File No. 635; Cencus, 1880,

1900, 1910 & 1920; and "Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 116, 117

& 252. Headstone. Susie Nabors.:IT]

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1900 Census:BO]

Precinct 5 Enumerator; John Click Page 139 (microfilm) 1 Jun

1900

3-3 [BO:Craig:BO]

HENRY M. Head W M Apr 1869 31 M2 TN TN TN Farmer

SUSAN E. Wife W F Dec 1879 20 M2 1/1 TX MO TN

BONNIE E. Dau W F Mar 1899 1 S TX TN TX

[BO:Jarratt:BO] LEE F. Boarder W M Sep 1875 24 S

AL TN TN Farm Lab

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1910 Census:BO]

Precinct 5 District 46 Enumerator; J. M. Reed Page 273

(microfilm) 7 May 1910

239-239 [BO:Craig:BO]

HENRY M. Head M W 41 M1-12 TN TN TN Farmer

SUSAN E. Wife F W 30 M1-12 8/8 TX MO TN

BONNIE Dau F W 10 S TX TN TX

ALTA Dau F W 8 S TX TN TX

FLORENCE Dau F W 7 S TX TN TX

HOUSTON Son M W 5 S TX TN TX

ERWIN Son M W 3 S TX TN TX

THOMAS Son M W 3 S TX TN TX

ABBIE Dau F W 19m S TX TN TX

IDA Dau F W 1 S TX TN TX

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 5 District 52 Enumerator; Erwin Stewart Page 132 &

133 (microfilm) 4 Jan 1920

20-21 [BO:Walker:BO]

W. F. Head M W 37 M TN TN TN Farmer

S. E. Wife F W 40 M TX MO TN

[BO:Craig:BO]

FLORENCE Dau F W 16 S TX TN TX

HOUSTON Son M W 15 S TX TN TX

THOMAS Son M W 13 S TX TN TX

ERWIN Son M W 13 S TX TN TX

ABBIE Dau F W 11 S TX TN TX

JEDA Dau F W 9 S TX TN TX

NEVA Dau F W 6 S TX TN TX

* Actually step-children of W. F. Walker. (1900, 1910 & 1920

Censuses were transcribed by; Lawrence & Sue Dale of Blossom, Tx.)

More About SUSIE ELLER WILSON:

Burial: July 16, 1959, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for HENRY MARSHALL CRAIG:

~~~~~Henry's birth on his headstone says he was born in 1889. This is

obvoisly incorrect. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Cencus: 1900 & 1910:IT] shows

him born in 1869. He was a farmer, both he & his parents were from Tn.

More About HENRY MARSHALL CRAIG:

Burial: Abt. January 30, 1917, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of SUSIE WILSON and HENRY CRAIG are:

i. BONNIE EMERLINE5 CRAIG, b. May 13, 1899, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. NED STEPHEN SMITH, September 08, 1917.

Notes for BONNIE EMERLINE CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 3, P. 527.:IT]

ii. ALTA MAE CRAIG, b. May 07, 1901, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. January 1986; m. DEWEY RUSH REGAN, June 17, 1917, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1897; d. July 26, 1959.

Notes for ALTA MAE CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 17, P. 355;

Marriage, Vol. 7, P. 429. Patterson Memorial Museum; :IT] [UL:Cooper

Review, :UL][IT:"Delta Diary", by: Angeline Sharp.:IT] Alta attended

school in Pacio, Lake Creek & Brushy Mound.

More About ALTA MAE CRAIG:

Burial: January 1986, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for DEWEY RUSH REGAN:

~~~~~[UL:Cooper Review:UL]; [IT:"Delta Diary", by Angeline Sharp,

3/18/1982.:IT]

"Dr. Wood brought Alta Craig into the world in Charleston on May 7,

1901. Her father Henry Marshall Craig, was a Methodist minister. Her

mother was *Susie Ella (Wilson). Alta went to school at Pacio, Lake

Creek and Brushy Mound.

Alta Craig married **Dewey Royce Regan on June 17, 1917. They had

five sons and one daughter. Alta lost her son Dewey Dwain three years

ago. His wife Eileen (Anderson) lives in Wichita Falls. Billie June

(Regan) Young lives in Enloe with husband Don.

Glendal and wife Jane live in Dallas. Edwin and Shirley (Hammond)

Regan and Craig and Emily (Black) Regan live in Garland. Marshall and

Helen (Oyler) Regan are in the process of moving from Dallas to

Cooper.

The Rev. Russell Regan of the Metroplex and the Rev. Gary Regan of

Paris (the District Superintendant) are Alta Craig's nephews."

CORRECTIONS:

*Susie Eller (Wilson) [as per/Susie Nabors];

**Dewey Rush Regan [as per/Billie Young].

More About DEWEY RUSH REGAN:

Burial: Abt. July 28, 1959, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

iii. ANNA FLORENCE CRAIG, b. February 12, 1903; m. HUGH SMITH, March 04, 1922, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1900.

iv. HENRY HOUSTON CRAIG, b. October 02, 1904; d. October 12, 1983, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. ROWENA JETER, December 10, 1927, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. February 06, 1906.

Notes for HENRY HOUSTON CRAIG:

~~~~~The Craigs live in Dallas.[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Birth, Vol.

1, P. 30; Marriage Certificate, Vol. 9, P. 308). (RootsWeb\Deaths.:IT]

Notes for ROWENA JETER:

~~~~~[IT:"Marriages-27 July 1892 to 29 September 1928".:IT]

v. WILLIAM ERVIN CRAIG, b. September 15, 1906, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. June 02, 1958, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for WILLIAM ERVIN CRAIG:

~~~~~~ [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 1, P. 34; Death, Vol.

9, P. 362, Registrar's File No. 574. Headstone.:IT]

Bill died at home appearently while working on his car. The car

slipped from it's supports and fell on him, crushing his head and

chest. He died the same day.

More About WILLIAM ERVIN CRAIG:

Burial: June 03, 1958, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

vi. JESSETHOMAS CRAIG, b. September 15, 1906, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. October 29, 1976, Tyler, Smith Co., Tx.; m. SAMANTHA UNKNOWN.

Notes for JESSETHOMAS CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Birth, Vol. 1, P. 34. PMMDC/:IT]

[UL:Cooper Review;:UL][IT:/Obit; Nov. 4, 1976.:IT]

"J. T. CRAIG

'Funeral services for J. T. Craig, 70, of Route 10, Tyler, were held

at 4 P. M. Saturday, October 30, at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel,

Tyler, with Fred Hudson and the Rev. Fred C. McCoun officiating.

Burial was made in Tyler Memorial Park Cemetery.

'Mr. Craig died Friday morning, October 29, in a Tyler hospital after

a sudden illness.

'A Delta County native, he had lived in Tyler since 1948. He was a

retired roofing contractor and the maintenance supervisor of the

Petroleum Club Marina the past six years. He was a member of the Omen

Road Church of Christ.

'Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sammie Craig, Tyler; one son, Larry

Craig, Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. Janie Meigs, Silsbee, and Mrs. Mary

Beth O'Neal, Tyler; one brother, H. H. Craig, Dallas; five sisters,

Mrs. Alta Regan, Mrs. Abbie Sloan and Mrs. Dow Mayes, all of Cooper;

Mrs. Neva Hannabas, Dallas, and Mrs. Susie Nabors, Charleston; and ten

grandchildren.' "

More About JESSETHOMAS CRAIG:

Burial: October 30, 1976, Tyler, Smith Co., Tx.

vii. ABBIE ORA CRAIG, b. November 11, 1908, Delta Co., Tx.; d. July 01, 1991, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx.; m. (1) FRED CAUTHEN, December 08, 1928, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. (2) JULIUS L. SLOAN, March 1957; b. March 19, 1899, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.; d. March 09, 1972, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for ABBIE ORA CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Census, 1910 & 1920. "VITW"; Cem.

List/Obit;:IT] [UL:The Paris News:UL] - July 2, 1991, P2A.

".....82, of Cooper, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Mon. Services at

2 P. M. Wed., July 3, in the First United Methodist Church in Cooper

with Rev. Henry Suche & Rev. Van George under the direction of Delta

Funeral Home. Burial in Lake Creek Cemetery. Born in Delta Co.,

daughter of Henry Marshall & Susie (Wilson) Craig, she married J. L.

Sloan. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Denny Frank Cauthen of Dallas & Freddie Jerry

Cauthen of Mesquite; a daughter, Dorothy Wilson of Cooper; two

sisters, Mrs. Dow Mayes of Cooper & Susie Nabors of Charleston; 10

grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3

sons, Jesse, Harold & Donald Houston Cauthen."

More About ABBIE ORA CRAIG:

Burial: July 03, 1991, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for FRED CAUTHEN:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 9, P. 392.:IT]

Notes for JULIUS L. SLOAN:

~~~~~[IT:"VITW"; Cem. List/Obit;:IT] [UL:Cooper Review:UL] - Thursday,

March 16, 1972

"Julius Sloan, 72 year old native of Delta County, died 11:30

Thursday night in a Paris hospital. Funeral services for Mr. Sloan

were held at 2 P. M. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church of

Cooper, Rev. Tom Peel, officiating. Interment was made in the Lake

Creek Cemetery under the direction of Delta Funeral Home. Nephews

served as pallbearers. A resident of Cooper most of his life, he was

born here March 19, 1899, the son of Marrah David Sloan and the former

Lillie Smith. He was a retired employee of Texaco Oil Company, having

worked in west Texas thirty years. He is survived by his wife, Mrs.

Abbie Sloan, Cooper; one son, Clive Sloan, Hurst; two grandchildren,

Susan and Bruce Sloan, Hurst; four step-sons, Jesse Don Cauthen,

Alameda, Calif., Dennie Frank Cauthen, Dallas, Harold and Jerry

Cauthen, Grand Prairie; one step-daughter, Mrs. Norman Wilson,

Houston; two sisters, Mrs. George Bond, Cooper and Mrs. Arthur Hurley,

Paris; seven step-grandchildren and one step-great grandchild."

More About JULIUS L. SLOAN:

Burial: March 11, 1972, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

viii. IDA DOW CRAIG, b. March 28, 1910, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JOHN PIERSON MAYES, September 26, 1931, Hugo, Ok.; b. October 07, 1910; d. February 17, 1984, Hopkins Co., Tx..

Notes for IDA DOW CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 16, P. 82.:IT]

Notes for JOHN PIERSON MAYES:

~~~~~[IT: RootsWeb\Deaths.; Patterson Memorial Museum,

Cooper;:IT][UL:Cooper Review,:UL] [IT:"Delta Diary".:IT]

Jake started school in Sulphur Springs and soon after moved to Brushey

Mound in Delta Co. where he met and fell in love with Ida Dow~Ida Red

as he affectionately called her. Jake was a fiddle player & traveled &

played with the famous Bob Wills for 5 years. They played all over the

US & even went to England & Europe. Bob Wills gave Jake a very rare &

special violin, a Stradivarius made in 1612. Jake kept the violin in a

safe place to be passed on to his son Johnny.

ix. JEDA CRAIG, b. 1911, Texas.

x. MATTIE LEE CRAIG, b. April 02, 1912; d. May 19, 1913.

Notes for MATTIE LEE CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Susie Nabors. "Voices in the Wind". :IT]

More About MATTIE LEE CRAIG:

Burial: Abt. May 21, 1913, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

xi. NEVA CRAIG, b. October 05, 1913, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. EBB EVERETTE HANNABAS, March 23, 1931, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for NEVA CRAIG:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 9, P. 191;

Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 40.:IT]

Child of SUSIE WILSON and WILLIAM WALKER is:

xii. SUSIE5 WALKER, b. November 05, 1920, Delta Co., Tx.; m. MILLARD O'DELL NABORS, December 17, 1938, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. September 21, 1912, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. August 24, 1976, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for SUSIE WALKER:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 18, P. 128,

Marriage Certificate; Vol. 10, P. 470.:IT]

Notes for MILLARD O'DELL NABORS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Vol. 18, P. 94. (RootsWeb\Deaths.)

PMMDC/:IT][UL:Cooper Review:UL][IT:/Obit; Sept. 2, 1974.:IT]

"MILLARD O. NABORS

'Funeral services for Millard O. Nabors, 63, were held at 2 P. M.

Thursday, August 26, in the Charleston Holiness Church with Rev. Bud

Wickersham of Klondike and Rev. Clifton Gillean of Eolia, Missouri

officiating. Interment was made in the East Delta Cemetery under the

direction of Delta Funeral Home.

'Pallbearers for the services were L.D. Malone, Don Smith, Grover

Nabors, Roy Lee Jackson, John Ed Nabors and Mickey Goforth.

'Mr. Nabors died Tuesday night, August 24, at 10 P. M. at his home in

Charleston.

'A life-time resident of Delta County, Mr. Nabors was born here

September 21, 1912 the son of James Madison and Linnie (Duncan)

Nabors. He married the former Susie Walker on December 17, 1938.

'Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Susie Nabors, Charleston; three sons,

James Nabors, Mesquite; David Nabors, Paris, and Mark Nabors, Route

One, Lake Creek; two daughters, Mrs. Bonnie Spivey, Garland, and Mrs.

Sara Lair, Killeen; one brother, Lester Nabors, Palestine; three

sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Adair, Charleston, Mrs. I. D. Collum, Denver

City, and Mrs. L. O. Collins, Lubbock; five grandsons and one

granddaughter. One grandchild preceded him in death.' "

More About MILLARD O'DELL NABORS:

Burial: August 26, 1976, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

19. TALITHA CUMA4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born August 13, 1887 in Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx., and died August 1929. She married CHARLES A. SKEEN September 05, 1907 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for TALITHA CUMA WILSON:

~~~~~Cuma & Charles were married twice to each other. [IT:Texas

Marriage Records: Delta Co., Vol. 5, P. 507 (September 5, 1907); Lamar

Co., Vol. 32, P. 30 (November 11, 1920). Headstone.:IT] (See Census

records listed under J. W. Wilson) Cuma is buried in Lake Creek

Cemetery. Her stone reads: "T. Cuma Skeen B. 8/3/1887 D. 8/

/1929".

More About TALITHA CUMA WILSON:

Burial: August 1929, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Marriage Notes for TALITHA WILSON and CHARLES SKEEN:

Delta Co. Court Record; Vol. 5, P. 507.Talitha & Charles' wedding was

officiated by J. L. Johnson.

Children of TALITHA WILSON and CHARLES SKEEN are:

i. JOHN W.5 SKEEN, b. December 10, 1908, Missouri; d. May 05, 1935, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JOHN W. SKEEN:

~~~~~Delta Co., Tx. Death Record; Registrar's No. 511 and 1910 Delta

Co. Cencus.

ii. HOWARD SKEEN, b. Abt. 1910, Missouri.

iii. PAUL SKEEN, b. Abt. 1912, Missouri.

iv. CALVIN SKEEN, b. Abt. 1915, Missouri.

v. LILLIAN RUTH SKEEN, b. February 12, 1921, Missouri; d. Abt. 1997; m. CECIL THOMAS BASHAM, Abt. 1938; b. Abt. 1918.

Notes for LILLIAN RUTH SKEEN:

~~~~~[IT:Info. for Lillian & family & her brothers: Letter from Kerry

Jenkins; 12/3/1999, as related to her by Lillian Skeen's widower,

Cecil Basham over the phone.:IT] Cecil operated a garage in Pacio.

In the Spring of 1943, Lillian & Cecil were reading in their living

room, trying not to worry about the storm that was brewing outside.

The next day they discovered that a tornado had picked up the

Campbettite (Diciples of Christ) Church & set it down on the floor of

the Pacio School ~ the school had been totaled by the tornado. The

piano had been transported as well with no damage done to it. All the

while, Luther & Evelyn (Cecil's brother & his wife) were in Cooper

enjoying a movie " Stormy Weather" with family.[IT:PMMC/"Delta

Diary",:IT] [UL:Cooper Review.:UL]

Notes for CECIL THOMAS BASHAM:

~~~~~Cecil & Lillian lived in Paris for a time, accross from his

brother Ralph, and later returned to Pacio.

20. WINNIE LEE4 WILSON (SARAH ANN3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born February 27, 1890 in Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx., and died January 16, 1977 in Harrah, Ok.. She married PARIS LEE AYLES January 07, 1915 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. He was born September 21, 1894 in Williamson Co., Texas, and died October 16, 1971 in Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for WINNIE LEE WILSON:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 16, P. 344; Marriage,

Vol. 7, P. 274.:IT] Winnie & Pat had 2 children who preceeded her in

death.

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 4 District 51 Enumerator; James E. Thompson Page 120

(microfilm) 21 Jan 1920

223-229 [BO:Ayles:BO]

PATRICK L. Head M W 26 M TX MS MS Farmer

WINNIE L. Wife F W 29 M TX MO US

RICHARD E. Bro M W 18 S AR MS MS Farm Laborer

(1920 Census transcribed by; Lawrence & Sue Dale, Blossom, Tx.)

More About WINNIE LEE WILSON:

Burial: January 19, 1977, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

More About PARIS LEE AYLES:

Burial: Abt. October 19, 1971, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.

Marriage Notes for WINNIE WILSON and PARIS AYLES:

Delta Co. Court Record; Vol. 7, P. 274.

Child of WINNIE WILSON and PARIS AYLES is:

i. VIRGINIA SALLIE5 AYLES, b. December 19, 1922, Lake Creek, Delta Co., Tx.; m. SMOKEY HOFMEISTER.

Notes for VIRGINIA SALLIE AYLES:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Probate Birth, Vol. 14, P. 10.:IT]

Birth record lists her as 3rd child of her mother, all living and

signed by her father P.L. Ayles of Lake Creek, Tx. on June 7, 1952.

Second Affidavit signed by J. E. Thompson on June 7, 1952. It was

accepted into record by O. L. Bridges, County Judge, on July 10, 1952.

Filed 7/10/1952 & recorded 7/11/1952 and signed by L. C. Burrow, C.C.

& Maurine Fisher, Deputy C.C. Virginia & her husband made their home

in Harrah, Ok. Her mother, Winnie lived with them for the last 2 years

before she died.

21. CHARLES WOODRUFF4 GEORGE (THOMAS REDMAN3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born July 12, 1875 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died October 09, 1959 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. He married (1) ELLA BOYD Abt. 1901. She was born Abt. 1884. He married (2) LOULA J. THOMPSON January 11, 1957 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for CHARLES WOODRUFF GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Cencus, 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920;

Marriage, Vol. 12, P. 302, File No. 672; Death, Registrar's No. 653,

Informant, Mrs. C.W. George.:IT] Charlie is buried at Oak Lawn

Cemetary in Cooper. He died of Acute Coronary Thombosis; Dr. Oscar G.

Janes attended.

More About CHARLES WOODRUFF GEORGE:

Burial: October 11, 1959, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of CHARLES GEORGE and ELLA BOYD are:

i. MATTIE5 GEORGE.

ii. JAMES EUNICE GEORGE, b. Abt. 1902; d. Bef. 1938; m. WILLIE CARMEN GLASPIE, Abt. 1936.

Notes for JAMES EUNICE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Census; 1910 & 1920.:IT]

iii. NELLIE GEORGE, b. August 03, 1904, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for NELLIE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Vol. 1, P. 68.:IT]

iv. VELMA GEORGE, b. Abt. 1909, Tx..

v. LOIS GEORGE, b. Abt. 1912, Tx..

vi. ALDEN GEORGE, b. Abt. 1914, Tx..

vii. BOBBY GEORGE, b. Abt. 1918, Tx..

22. RICHARD HENRY4 GEORGE (THOMAS REDMAN3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born 1882, and died April 12, 1954. He married MYRTLE J. FRY Abt. 1905. She was born 1885, and died 1975.

Notes for RICHARD HENRY GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone. "VITW";Cem. List./Obit/:IT][UL:Cooper

Review:UL][IT:; Fri., April 16, 1954-:IT]

"The funeral of Richard Henry George, 71, was held at 10 o'clock

Wednesday morning at the East Delta Baptist Church. Services were

conducted by Rev. Paul Lamb, pastor of the East Delta Baptist Church,

and Rev. W. L. Armstrong, pastor of the Lake Creek Methodist Church.

McDonald Funeral Home had charge of arrangements with burial in

Charleston Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle (Fry)

George; two sons, Robert E., DeKalb and Elwood of Dallas; six

daughters, Mrs. A. B. South, Madill, Okla., Mrs. H. C. Oats, Ft.

Worth, Mrs. A. G. Hancock, Enloe, Mrs. Buck Stevens and Mrs. Marvin

Ramsey, Sulphur Bluff, Mrs. M. J. Hunt, New Castle, Wyo.; one brother,

Charlie George. Cooper; five sisters, Mrs Susie Black and Mrs Annie

McMurphy, Dallas, Mrs. Bird Oats, Whiteface, Mrs. R. L. Woodard,

Cooper and Mrs. Dovie Vittow, California; thirty grandchildren and

twelve great grandchildren. Active pallbearers for the services were

grandsons, Charles Hancock, Jerry South, James South, Henry Oats,

Danny Oats, Buel George and Bobbie Hunt, and honorary pallbearers were

Orvil Oats, Alvin Welch, Sam Bettes, Van Worden, Homer Herin and

Kenneth Herin."

More About RICHARD HENRY GEORGE:

Burial: April 14, 1954, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for MYRTLE J. FRY:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone.:IT]

More About MYRTLE J. FRY:

Burial: 1975, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of RICHARD GEORGE and MYRTLE FRY are:

i. ROBERT E.5 GEORGE, b. Abt. 1907.

ii. ELWOOD GEORGE, b. Abt. 1909; m. ERLINE HERIN, Abt. 1941; b. Abt. 1915.

iii. BILLY DICK GEORGE, b. May 22, 1924, Texas; d. May 29, 1924.

Notes for BILLY DICK GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone. "VITW"; Cem. List/Note.:IT]

Billy Dick was the first person buried in the new area. His parents

Richard Henry "Dick" & Myrtle J. (Fry) George purchased the land from

Frank McGuyer. His brothers were Robert and Elwood.

More About BILLY DICK GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. May 31, 1924, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

23. BIRDIE4 GEORGE (THOMAS REDMAN3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born June 1894 in Texas. She married ALBERT MORDANT OATS December 02, 1910 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., son of WILLIAM OATS and PRUDENCE VISER. He was born Abt. 1878.

Notes for BIRDIE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 6, P. 189; Census,

1900, 1910 & 1920.:IT]

Children of BIRDIE GEORGE and ALBERT OATS are:

i. BETTY SUE5 OATS.

Notes for BETTY SUE OATS:

~~~~~Betty married a Mr. Cobb of Bossier City.

ii. BONNIE J. OATS, b. October 23, 1911, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for BONNIE J. OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 2, P. 124.:IT]

iii. OSCAR MORDANT BOIS OATS, b. December 19, 1912, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. March 07, 1976, Hopkins Co., Tx.; m. GEORGIA NELL SLOUGH, April 01, 1932, Hugo, Ok.; b. February 22, 1914, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for OSCAR MORDANT BOIS OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 9, P. 601. Oats

FGS of Venita Maddox. RootsWeb\Deaths. Cooper Museum::IT] [UL:Cooper

Review:UL]; [IT:Obit. "Voices in the Wind".:IT] Boug & Georgia are

buried in Oaklawn Cem.

Notes for GEORGIA NELL SLOUGH:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Probate Birth, Vol. 9, P. 516.:IT]

iv. ROBERT G. OATS, b. July 25, 1914, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for ROBERT G. OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 3, P. 269. Oats

FGS of Venita Maddox.:IT] Bob moved to Bloomfield, N.M.

v. PANSY N. OATS, b. July 24, 1916, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for PANSY N. OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 15, P. 313. Oats

FGS of Venita Maddox.:IT] Pansy married a Mr. Server of Welch. (In his

obit, 3 sisters are listed by their husband's names: Mrs. Gene Meade &

Mrs. Charlie Smith, both of Lubbock & Mrs. Billy Holsapple of Temple.

vi. SCOTT OATS, b. Abt. 1917.

Notes for SCOTT OATS:

~~~~~~[IT:Oats FGS of Venita Maddox.:IT] Scott lives in Mission.

vii. CHARLEY OATS, b. Abt. 1919.

Notes for CHARLEY OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Oats FGS of Venita Maddox.:IT]

viii. TOM OATS, b. July 10, 1920, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for TOM OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 3, P. 270. Oats

FGS of Venita Maddox.:IT] Tom lives in Ross.

ix. JEAN OATS, b. Abt. 1922.

Notes for JEAN OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Oats FGS of Venita Maddox.:IT]

x. BILLIE WHITE OATS, b. July 16, 1925, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for BILLIE WHITE OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 5, P. 100.:IT]

24. SR. SIMEON MARVIN4 SCHULTZ (MARY CATHERINE3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born January 17, 1882 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died July 08, 1951 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. He married MYRTLE STUBBLEFIELD February 09, 1908 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of WILLIAM STUBBLEFIELD and NANCY BURKHART. She was born October 20, 1890 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died 1967.

Notes for SR. SIMEON MARVIN SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 11, P. 538;

Marriage, Vol. 6, P. 18; Death, Vol. 6, P. 158, File No. 188; Cencus,

1900, 1910 & 1920. "Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 303 &

304.:IT] Marvin graduated from high school and attended 2 years at

Paris Junior College. He rode with the Texas Rangers for a time and

his prize possessions were a pair of pearl handled six-shooters. Frank

McGuyer declared him to be the fastest gun in Charleston.

Marvin & Myrtle lived in Charleston until 1929, then moved to Cooper.

Marvin was a painter & a paper hanger.

More About SR. SIMEON MARVIN SCHULTZ:

Burial: July 09, 1951, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for MYRTLE STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Probate Birth, Vol. 15, P. 103.:IT] On

August 1, 1955, Myrtle applied for her Birth Certificate. W. L. Scott,

Charleston, Tx. signed an affidavit as to her birth. It was accepted

as record and signed by L. C. Burrow, Delta Co., Judge, 8/11/1955.

After Marvin died, Myrtle moved to Houston where several of her

children made their home.

Children of SIMEON SCHULTZ and MYRTLE STUBBLEFIELD are:

i. LOGAN5 SCHULTZ, b. February 11, 1909, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. August 03, 1977, Huntsville, Tx.; m. BESSIE MCGUYER, December 27, 1929, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. July 1909, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for LOGAN SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Marriage Records. Cooper Museum::IT]

[UL:Cooper Review;:UL] [IT:Obit.:IT] Bess & Logan moved to Houston in

1951.

More About LOGAN SCHULTZ:

Burial: August 05, 1977, Huntsville, Tx.

ii. RUBY LEE SCHULTZ, b. October 30, 1911, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JACK SMITH; b. Mt. Pleasant, Tx..

Notes for RUBY LEE SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 3, P. 469.:IT]

iii. KATE ELIZABETH SCHULTZ, b. July 30, 1913, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. (1) RICHARD CARTER; m. (2) R. R. CARTER., November 01, 1935, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for KATE ELIZABETH SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 17, P. 493;

Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 250.:IT] Kate & Richard moved to Dallas & had 3

children.

iv. LILLIAN MELBA JO SCHULTZ, b. November 12, 1915, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JOHNNY WHEAT.

Notes for LILLIAN MELBA JO SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 9, P. 321.:IT]

Melba & Johnny live in Houston.

v. MATHIEST CHRISTINA SCHULTZ, b. January 04, 1919, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. ROY WHEAT.

Notes for MATHIEST CHRISTINA SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 3, P. 128.:IT]

Christina & Melba met Roy & Johnny Wheat on the Cooper square & were

married in a double ceremony in Houston. Christina & Roy live in

Scroggins

vi. JR. SIMEON MARVIN SCHULTZ, b. 1922, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JULIA MAY ACKER, Abt. 1942.

Notes for JR. SIMEON MARVIN SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 3, P. 453.:IT]

NOTE: Birthdate omitted from certificate. Sim & Julia live in

Pasadena.

vii. MYRTLE JUNELL SCHULTZ, b. March 18, 1923, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. OWEN MILO SANDS.

Notes for MYRTLE JUNELL SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 1, P. 335.:IT]

Janelle married a Mr. Sands of Houston.

viii. EDWIN HAROLD SCHULTZ, b. December 21, 1926, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JOANN PARKER.

Notes for EDWIN HAROLD SCHULTZ:

~~~~~Edwin lives in Houston. [IT:RootsWeb\Births.:IT]

ix. CHARLES WILLIAM LINDY SCHULTZ, b. March 27, 1929, Delta Co., Tx.; m. SADIE MCCOY.

Notes for CHARLES WILLIAM LINDY SCHULTZ:

~~~~~Lindy & Sadie live in Houston. He owns & operates an overhead

crane service. [IT:RootsWeb\Births.:IT]

x. PEGGIE MAURINE SCHULTZ, b. January 06, 1931, Delta Co., Tx.; m. LEROY MINING.

Notes for PEGGIE MAURINE SCHULTZ:

~~~~~Peggy & LeRoy lived in Cooper until 1950 then moved to Houston.

[IT:RootsWeb\Births.:IT]

xi. WANDA GLEE SCHULTZ, b. October 30, 1933, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.; m. CHARLES SMITH.

Notes for WANDA GLEE SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 11, P. 18.:IT]

Note: Look up record; date & vol. & P. info garbled. Wanda & Charles

moved to St. Charles, Mo.

25. SR. JOHN CALVIN4 SCHULTZ (MARY CATHERINE3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born January 27, 1884 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died December 13, 1951 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. He married MAGGIE OLIVIA MORGAN. She was born April 05, 1890, and died September 18, 1941.

Notes for SR. JOHN CALVIN SCHULTZ:

~~~~~John and Maggie are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetary in Cooper, Tx.

[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Death; Vol. 6, P. 172, File No. 214;

Cencus; 1900, 1910 & 1920.Headstones.:IT]

More About SR. JOHN CALVIN SCHULTZ:

Burial: December 14, 1951, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of JOHN SCHULTZ and MAGGIE MORGAN are:

i. ARCHIE LEE5 SCHULTZ, b. November 15, 1907, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. HATTIE NORINE OATS, September 25, 1930, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. October 14, 1906, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. September 21, 1994, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for ARCHIE LEE SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 29.:IT] Arch &

Norine lived all their married lives in Charleston. They celebrated

their 60th aniversary in 1990, attended by their 2 grandchildren; Toni

Marlow & Joel Garner; 2 great-granddaughters; Andrea & Alysha Garner.

Notes for HATTIE NORINE OATS:

~~~~~Norine and Archie are buried in Oaklawn Cemetary in Cooper.

[IT:"Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 256, Submitted by: Patsy S.

Cummings. Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage; Vol. 1, P. 239.

Headstone.; (RootsWeb\Deaths); "VITW"; Cem. List/Obit;:IT] [UL:The

Paris News:UL], Thurs. Sept. 22, 1994

"Cooper - Norine Schultz, 87, of Charleston died Wednesday, Sep. 21,

1994, in the Cherry Street Manor, Paris. Services will be held at 2 P.

M. Friday, Sep. 23, in East Delta Baptist Church with the Rev. Bergie

Thompson and the Rev. Micah Lane officiating. Burial will be in

Oaklawn Cemetery by Delta Funeral Home. The family will recieve

friends from 7 - 8:30 P. M. Thursday. Mrs. Schultz was born Oct. 14,

1906, in Charleston, a daughter of Marvin and Linnie Lain Oats. She

married Archie Lee Schultz and was a charter member of East Delta

Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Joann (Schultz)

Garner of Arthur City; two grandchildren; and two great

grandchildren."

More About HATTIE NORINE OATS:

Burial: September 23, 1994, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

ii. JR. JOHN CALVIN SCHULTZ, b. May 27, 1909, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. July 03, 1973, Lamar Co., Tx.; m. VENA IONE OATS, April 05, 1931, Hugo, Ok.; b. August 31, 1909, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. November 12, 1963, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JR. JOHN CALVIN SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb\Deaths.:IT]

More About JR. JOHN CALVIN SCHULTZ:

Burial: Abt. July 05, 1973, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for VENA IONE OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 256 & 304, Submitted by:

Patsy S. Cummings. Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 13, P.

242, Death; Vol. 10, P. 48, Registrar's File No. 910. Headstone.:IT]

More About VENA IONE OATS:

Burial: November 14, 1963, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

26. LUCINDA LEE4 SCHULTZ (MARY CATHERINE3 GEORGE, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born August 06, 1887 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died March 12, 1977 in Irving, Tx.. She married THOMAS HENRY STUBBLEFIELD February 04, 1906 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., son of WILLIAM STUBBLEFIELD and NANCY BURKHART. He was born April 16, 1887 in Hopkins Co., Tx., and died April 12, 1949 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Tx..

Notes for LUCINDA LEE SCHULTZ:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 13, P. 505;

Marriage, Vol. 5, P. 356; Cencus, Delta Co.; 1900, 1910 & 1920.:IT]

[IT:"Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 304. Headstones;

("Together Forever"). Cooper Museum; "VITW",Cem. List.:IT] [UL:Cooper

Review:UL]; [IT:Obit, March 17, 1977.:IT]

"Mrs. Lucinda Lee Stubblefield, 89, passed away at 8:00 A. M.,

Saturday, March 12, in Irving Community Hospital. Funeral services

were held at 2:00 P. M. Sunday at the Charleston Methodist Church with

Rev. George Merriman of Irving and Rev. Hubert 'Bud' Wickersham of

Sulphur Springs officiating. Interment was made in the Charleston

Cemetery under the direction of the Delta Funeral Home. Pallbearers

were Jimmy Stubblefield, Gary Brains, Reggie Stubblefield, Robert

Stubblefield, Billy Stubblefield and Glen Stubblefield. Mrs.

Stubblefield was born in Charleston, August 6, 1887, the daughter of

M. C. and Mary Catherine (George) Schultz. She had lived in Delta

County most of her life, except for the past seven years in Irving.

She married T. H. Stubblefield in 1905 and he preceded her in death,

April 12, 1949. Survivors include; five sons, Arnold Stubblefield of

Cooper, Olen Stubblefield of Grand Prairie, Paul Stubblefield of

Mesquite, Boyse Earl Stubblefield of Sulphur Springs, and Durwood

Stubblefield of Irving; one daughter, Mrs. Loretta Brains of Irving;

one son-in-law, Homer Lair of Cooper; 17 grandchildren, 30 great

grandchildren, and one great great grandchild; several nieces and

nephews. A son Jack Stubblefield and two daughters, Edna Stubblefield

and Mrs. Venus Lair, preceded her in death."

[BO:Delta Co., Tx. 1920 Census:BO]

Precinct 5 District 52 Enumerator; Erwin Stewart Page 143

(microfilm) 23 Jan 1920

[BO:Stubblefield:BO]

L. H. Head MW 32 M Farmer TX TN TX

L. C. Wife FW 32 M TX CAN TN

LORETA Dau FW 12 S TX TX TX

EDNA Dau FW 10 S TX TX TX

ARNOLD Son MW 8 S TX TX TX

VENICE Dau FW 6 S TX TX TX

ALEN Son MW 4 S TX TX TX

JACK Son MW 25m S TX TX TX

[BO:Schultz:BO]

M. C. Father MW 65 W Painter CAN CAN CAN

(CORRECTIONS: L. H. should be T. H., L. C. should be L. L.; M. C. is

her father, father-in-law to head of house. Transcribed by: Larry &

Sue Dale; Blossom, Tx.)

More About LUCINDA LEE SCHULTZ:

Burial: March 13, 1977, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for THOMAS HENRY STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Texas Cencus: Delta Co.; 1900, 1910 & 1920. "VITW",Cem.

List./Obit/:IT][UL:Cooper Review:UL][IT:; April 15, 1949.:IT]

"Funeral services were held for Thomas Henry Stubblefield, 61,

Wednesday, April 13, at 4 P. M. at the Methodist Church in Charleston

with Rev. Hugh Tomlinson officiating. Mr. Stubblefield died at the

home of his daughter, Mrs. Roy Brains, in Dallas, Tuesday, April 12,

at 7 A. M. He was born in Hopkins County on April 16, 1887 to the late

Mr. and Mrs. Will Stubblefield. He married Lucinda Lee Schultz on

February 4, 1906. Survivors include his wife and the following

children; Mrs. Loretta (Stubblefield) Brains, Mrs. Venus

(Stubblefield) Lair, Arnold, Olen, Jack D., Paul, Boyce Earl and

Durwood Stubblefield; two sisters, Mrs. Marvin Schultz, Cooper and

Mrs. Carrie Harris of Nelta; two brothers, Monroe Stubblefield and

Bill Stubblefield of Cooper."

More About THOMAS HENRY STUBBLEFIELD:

Burial: April 13, 1949, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of LUCINDA SCHULTZ and THOMAS STUBBLEFIELD are:

i. DURWOOD5 STUBBLEFIELD.

Notes for DURWOOD STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~Durwood lives in Irving.

ii. CLARENCE PAUL STUBBLEFIELD, m. (2) GERALDINE JANICE NEWMAN.

Notes for CLARENCE PAUL STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~Paul lives in Mesquite.

iii. ARNOLD STUBBLEFIELD.

Notes for ARNOLD STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~Arnold lives in Cooper.

iv. EDNA STUBBLEFIELD.

v. JOHNNIE LORETTA STUBBLEFIELD, b. March 26, 1907, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JOHNNIE LORETTA STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 7, P. 201.:IT]

vi. JOHNNIE LORETTA STUBBLEFIELD, b. March 26, 1907, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JOHNNIE LORETTA STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 7, P. 201.:IT]

Loretta married a Mr. Brains & they live in Irving.

vii. VENUS M. STUBBLEFIELD, b. 1913; d. 1970; m. HOMER LAIR, March 07, 1936, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. 1897; d. 1985.

Notes for VENUS M. STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~Venus & Homer are buried in Oak Lawn Cem. in Cooper. [IT:Delta

Co., Tx. Record: Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 277. Headstones.:IT]

viii. OLEN MATHIAS STUBBLEFIELD, b. March 29, 1916, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. HAZEL INEZ SLAKEY.

Notes for OLEN MATHIAS STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth; Vol. 2, P. 147.:IT]

Olen lives in Grand Prairie.

Notes for HAZEL INEZ SLAKEY:

~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb\Births (her children).:IT]

ix. JACK DAVIS STUBBLEFIELD, b. September 07, 1918, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. May 22, 1971; m. (1) EDNA EARLINE WOOD.

Notes for JACK DAVIS STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Vol. 6, P. 4. "VITW",Cem. List.:IT]

Texas Pvt. 3702 Base Unit AAF WWII

More About JACK DAVIS STUBBLEFIELD:

Burial: Abt. May 23, 1971, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

x. BOIS EARL STUBBLEFIELD, b. September 07, 1924, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. MARY FRANCES PORTER.

Notes for BOIS EARL STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records Probate Birth; Vol. 7, P. 200.:IT]

Bois lives in Sulphur Springs.

Notes for MARY FRANCES PORTER:

~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb\Births (her son).:IT]

xi. JR. THOMAS HENRY STUBBLEFIELD, b. January 11, 1928, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JR. THOMAS HENRY STUBBLEFIELD:

~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb\Births.:IT]

27. WILLIAM J.4 GEORGE (CAS ANDREW JACKSON3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born May 1879 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. He married CORA LEE WINFREY January 01, 1905 in Delta Co., Tx.. She was born Abt. 1880.

Notes for WILLIAM J. GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 5, P. 254, Marriage

performed by J. M. Frith, J. P., 5th precinct.:IT]

Notes for CORA LEE WINFREY:

~~~~~[IT:"VITW";Cem. List.:IT]

Children of WILLIAM GEORGE and CORA WINFREY are:

i. CECIL LANE5 GEORGE, b. September 21, 1905, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for CECIL LANE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 1, P. 52, No. 1531.:IT]

ii. IVY JEWEL GEORGE, b. December 27, 1906, Texas; d. February 17, 1907.

Notes for IVY JEWEL GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone. "VITW"; Cem. List. Delta Co., Tx. Recrds: Vol. 1,

P. 71, No. 2111.:IT]

More About IVY JEWEL GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. February 18, 1907, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

28. WHITE O.4 GEORGE (CAS ANDREW JACKSON3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born Abt. 1887 in Texas. He married DOVIE OLIVE CLARK June 16, 1907 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of JOSHUA CLARK and LUCINDA HAZELWOOD.

Notes for WHITE O. GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Marriage, Vol. 5, P. 489; Census,

1900, 1910 & 1920.:IT] White & Lula George were step-siblings, they

married Clark siblings.

Children of WHITE GEORGE and DOVIE CLARK are:

i. AUDREY5 GEORGE, b. Abt. 1908, Delta Co., Tx..

ii. BONNIE GEORGE, b. Abt. December 1909, Delta Co., Tx..

iii. PAUL GEORGE, b. Abt. 1914, Delta Co., Tx..

iv. NOEL GEORGE, b. Abt. 1915, Delta Co., Tx..

29. THOMAS J.4 GEORGE (HENRY JOHN3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born July 05, 1876, and died January 23, 1940. He married (1) L. B. LITTLE July 05, 1896 in Delta Co., Tx. He married (2) DELLA WINSETT July 10, 1899 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. He married (3) ALICE BELL WILSON January 16, 1901 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of THOMAS WILSON and SARAH HALL. She was born September 26, 1874, and died December 12, 1959.

Notes for THOMAS J. GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 3, P. 291, Vol. 4, P.

59 & Vol. 4, P. 202; 1900 & 1910 Census. Headstone.:IT] "Gone but not

Forgotten."

[BO:1900 Delta Co., Tx. Census:BO]

Precinct 5 Enumerator; John Click June 8, 1900 Page 143

(microfilm)

87-87 GEORGE

Henry Head W M Apr 1855 45 M24 TN TN TN Farmer

Lyda Wife W F Aug 1855 44 M24 4/2 MS TN AL

Roda Dau W F Aug 1886 13 S TX TN MS

Thomas Son W M Jul 1876 23 W TX TN MS Farmer

BARNETT

Mollie Dau W F Mar 1880 20 W TX TN MS Farm Labor

PINKERTON

Frank F-Law W M Aug 1834 65 W TN TN MS

THOMAS

Tom Lodger W M Jan 1880 20 S VA VA VA

[BO:1910 Delta Co., Tx. Census:BO]

Precinct 5 District 46 Enumerator; J. M. Reed May 7, 1910

Page 273 (microfilm)

235-235 GEORGE

Henry T. Head M W 57 M1 34 TN TN -- Farmer

Lyda A. Wife F W 44 M1 34 7/2 MS -- --

Tom Son M W 32 M2 8 TX TN MS Farmer

Alice D-Law F W 28 M1 8 5/3 MO -- --

Jim Son M W 13 S TX TX MS

Farm Labor

Lydia Dau F W 7 S TX TX MS

Olivia Dau F W 6 S TX TX MS

Orada Dau F W 9m S TX TX MO

BLOUNT

Bert Lab M W 21 S TX TX VA

Farm Labor

More About THOMAS J. GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. January 25, 1940, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for ALICE BELL WILSON:

~~~~~The couple lived in Bairdstown. Alice is buried in Pattonville,

Shady Grove Cem. next to Yandell George. There are spaces to either

side of them that may be unmarked graves of family. [IT:Delta Co., Tx.

Marriage Records; Vol. 4, P. 202. Headstone.:IT] Her stone reads as

follows:

MOTHER

Alice B, Wilson

9/26/1874

12/12/1959

"At Rest."

Other sources for Alice & Tom George and their descendants:

[IT:RootsWeb;Texas Birth Records. Lamar Co., Tx. Cemetery Records.

Lamar County Echo; Obituaries. Phyllis (Wilson) Carpenter.

Headstones.:IT]

More About ALICE BELL WILSON:

Burial: Abt. December 15, 1959, Pattonville, Lamar Co., Tx.

Children of THOMAS GEORGE and ALICE WILSON are:

i. LYDIA EMALINE5 GEORGE, m. GRADY PAYNE, Abt. 1926.

Notes for LYDIA EMALINE GEORGE:

~~~~~Lydia lived in Poteau, Ok. Is deceased according to her family

Lloyd Wilson and Brenda Hampton.

ii. OLEVIA MAE GEORGE, b. February 27, 1904; d. October 23, 1983, Lamar Co., Tx.; m. HORACE POTEET, Abt. 1925; b. August 13, 1902; d. October 20, 1947, Lamar Co., Tx..

More About OLEVIA MAE GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. October 23, 1983, Bairdstown, Lamar Co., Tx.

More About HORACE POTEET:

Burial: Abt. October 22, 1947, Bairdstown, Lamar Co., Tx.

iii. LOUIS ELMER GEORGE, b. February 21, 1906, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. March 04, 1908.

Notes for LOUIS ELMER GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 1, P. 70, No. 1747.

Headstone.:IT]

More About LOUIS ELMER GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. March 06, 1908, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

iv. BABY BOY GEORGE, b. April 27, 1908, Pacio, Delta Co., Tx.; d. April 29, 1908, Pacio, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for BABY BOY GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 2, P. 59, No. 2725.

Headstone.:IT]

More About BABY BOY GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. April 30, 1908, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

v. EULAH DRADO GEORGE, b. July 29, 1909, Lamar Co., Tx.; d. June 24, 1984, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx.; m. EDWIN EARL WATTS, November 19, 1928, Lamar Co., Tx.; b. April 24, 1902; d. April 14, 1978, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for EULAH DRADO GEORGE:

~~~~~Eula & Edwin adopted her 2 nieces, Marcine & Dottie, daughters of

Yandell George.

More About EULAH DRADO GEORGE:

Burial: June 26, 1984, Lamar Co., Tx.

vi. THOMAS YANDELL GEORGE, b. January 02, 1912; d. May 12, 1944; m. MYRTLE KOONCE, Abt. 1934; b. Abt. 1915.

Notes for THOMAS YANDELL GEORGE:

~~~~~Yandell is buried in Shady Grove Cem. next to Alice. There are

unmarked spaces on either side of them, perhaps other family is buried

here. [IT:Headstone.:IT] His stone reads as follows:

Yandell George

1/2/1912

5/12/1944

"My Sun Sets To Rise Again."

More About THOMAS YANDELL GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. May 15, 1944, Pattonville, Lamar Co., Tx.

vii. CARRIE BELL GEORGE, b. December 22, 1914, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. October 24, 1995, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx; m. WILLIAM BAILEY BRYAN, 1939, Lamar Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1912; d. April 1966.

More About CARRIE BELL GEORGE:

Burial: October 26, 1995, Lamar Co., Tx.

30. GROVER CLEVELAND4 GEORGE (DAVID SIMEON RICHARD3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born June 23, 1885 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died September 02, 1934 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. He married MARGRITA RAE LAYER April 13, 1909 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of RANSOM LAYER and SALINA CRABTREE. She was born May 20, 1887 in Lincoln Co., Ky., and died February 24, 1976 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for GROVER CLEVELAND GEORGE:

Grover is buried at Charleston Cemetary next to Maggie. His headstone

reads"1885-1934".

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: 1900, 1910 & 1920 Cencus; Marriage,

Vol. 6, P. 115; Death, Vol. 6, P. 79, Registrar's No. 416. "Delta

County History: 1870-1991", P. 155 & 156; Shirley Ann (Nabors) Smith.

Headstone.:IT] Grover operated a grocery store & cafe in Charleston,

later he took up farming and for a time was a Justice of the Peace at

Charleston. During the last wedding ceremony he performed, he had to

stand beside his bed as he was very ill. Grover and Maggie are buried

in Charleston Cemetery.

More About GROVER CLEVELAND GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. September 04, 1934, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for MARGRITA RAE LAYER:

Maggie is buried at Charleston Cemetary, Charleston, Tx. Headstone

reads:"1887-1976".

~~~~~Maggie and her family moved to Texas on a train when she was ten

years old.

At one time, the Layer name was spelled "Lair". Ransom changed the

spelling after a falling out with his brother. [IT:"Delta Co. History:

1870-1991", P. 155. (RootsWeb\Deaths). "VITW"; Cem. List./Obit.:IT]

[UL:Cooper Review:UL] - March 4, 1976

"Mrs. Maggie Rea George, 88 years of age, died suddenly Tuesdayat

7:55 P. M. at St. Joseph Hospital, Paris. Funeral services were held

Thursday, February 26 at 3:00 P. M. at the Charleston Holiness Church

with Rev. Bud Wickersham of Klondike, and the Rev. Bart Smith, pastor

of First United Methodist Church, of Cooper, officiating. Burial was

made in the Charleston Cemetery under the direction of Delta Funeral

Home. Pallbearers were grandsons and included Charles George, Babe

George, Bill Nelson, Grover Nabors, Ricky Wright and Wesley Wright.

Mrs George was born in Lincoln County, Kentucky, May 20, 1887, the

daughter of Ransom and Salina Crabtree Layer. A long time resident of

Delta County, she lived in Charleston. April 13, 1909, she married

Grover C. George and he preceded her in death in 1934. Survivors

include two sons, Lain George of Lubbock and Blane George of Como;

four daughters, Mrs. Loretta Maupin and Mrs. Ali Faye Wright, both of

Welasco, Mrs. Golden Nabors of Charleston and Mrs. Mary Kridner of

Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Davidson of Ft. Worth and Mrs.

Dollie Grant of Dallas, 17 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren."

More About MARGRITA RAE LAYER:

Burial: February 26, 1976, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of GROVER GEORGE and MARGRITA LAYER are:

i. LORETTA CATHERINE5 GEORGE, b. Abt. 1910, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. JOE EUGENE MAUPIN, Abt. 1935.

Notes for LORETTA CATHERINE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:1910 & 1920 Delta Co., Tx. Cencus; "Delta County History:

1870-1991":IT]

ii. GOLDEN ANN GEORGE, b. June 26, 1911, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. HERBERT LEE NABORS, November 14, 1937, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. August 23, 1902, Dawson, Tx.; d. April 1969, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for GOLDEN ANN GEORGE:

~~~~~Golden & Herbert bought a grocery store in Charleston and moved

there in 1947. They ran the store for several years until Herbert got

in ill health. Herbert is buried in Charleston Cemetery. [IT:Delta

Co., Tx. Records: Cencus, 1920; Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 393. "Delta

County History : 1870-1991", P. 151, 155, 156, 251 & 317.

Headstones.:IT]

Notes for HERBERT LEE NABORS:

~~~~~[IT:(RootsWeb\Deaths).:IT]

iii. LAINE ARGO GEORGE, b. February 22, 1916, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. April 01, 2000, Paris, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for LAINE ARGO GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 3, P. 66 & 1920 Cencus.

"Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 156.:IT]

"[BO:The Paris News:BO], Sunday, April2, 2000, page 10A:'COOPER - Lane

Argo George, 84, of Charleston died Saturday, April 1, 2000 in Paris.

Graveside services will be held at 4p.m. today at the Oaklawn Cemetery

in Cooper. The Rev. Jim Keith and Rev. Leroy Reaves will be

officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Delta Funeral

Home. Visitation will be 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the funeral home. The family

will be at the home of L. D. and Katie Malone in Vasco. George was

born on Feb. 22, 1916 in Charleston, Texas to Grover and Maggie Layer

George. He was a retired restaurant cook and ranch worker. He was the

oldest man living in Charleston and had lived there most of his life.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army during World War II and landed on

Normandy Beach with the 9th Army the day after D-Day. He was preceeded

in death by two sisters, Loretta Maupin in 1998 and Mary Fred Kridner

in 1995. He is survived by a brother, Blane 'Jelly' George of

Charleston; two sisters, Golden Nabors of Charleston, and Ali Fae

Wright of Weslaco; and several nieces and nephews including Shirley

Smith, Katie Malone and Grover Nabors, all of Charleston.' " [IT:LCGS

Cemetery Records online.:IT]

More About LAINE ARGO GEORGE:

Burial: April 02, 2000, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

iv. BLAINE GEORGE, b. Abt. 1918, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. MARGARET STRATTON, Abt. 1940; b. Abt. 1920.

Notes for BLAINE GEORGE:

~~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Cencus; 1920.:IT]

v. ALI FAYE GEORGE, b. Abt. 1920, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. W. M. WRIGHT, December 23, 1939, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for ALI FAYE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 542. "Delta

County History: 1870-1991", P.155, 227, 357 & 364.:IT]

vi. MARY FRED GEORGE, b. March 14, 1929, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. (1) UNKNOWN KRIDNER; m. (2) ROBERT NELSON, Abt. 1950.

Notes for MARY FRED GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 5A; P. 54 & "Delta County

History: 1870-1991", P. 155.:IT]

31. GURTHA ANN4 GEORGE (DAVID SIMEON RICHARD3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born July 09, 1887 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died January 29, 1983 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. She married III JOHN PERRY OATS February 05, 1905 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., son of WILLIAM OATS and PRUDENCE VISER. He was born October 02, 1884 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died July 04, 1957 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for GURTHA ANN GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: 1900, 1910 & 1920 Cencus; Marriage,

Vol. 5, P. 268; Death, Vol. 10, P. 545, File No. 903. Headstones.

"Delta County History: 1870-1991", P. 256 & 373.:IT] Patterson

Memorial Museum; "Cooper Review, Delta Diary". Gurtha & J. P. are

buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The [UL:Cooper Review:UL] featured Gurtha

as person of the week (about 1981 or 2, date not given). Gurtha was

known affectionately by friends & relatives as Miss Gurtha or Aunt

Gurtha. She survived her husband J. P., her son, Jay & her daughter,

Eula. Clay lives in Slaton & Tippy lives in New Jersey. At this time

she had 7 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren.

Gurtha was born on a farn 4 miles north of Charleston and attended

Charleston College. Some of teachers were Proffessor J. A. Street,

Mrs. Carrie Whiteman and A. W. Templeton. In 1905 she married J.P.

Oats who was raised on a neighboring farm. After living in the

Charleston area for over 70 years, she moved to Cooper & resided at

the Townsend Appartments before moving to Birchwood Manor. In 1916 she

joined the Charleston Methodist Church. Later, after moving to Cooper,

she transferred her membership to Cooper First Methodist Church. She

was also very active in the Cooper Home & Garden Club and the Sewing

Club.

More About GURTHA ANN GEORGE:

Burial: February 01, 1983, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of GURTHA GEORGE and JOHN OATS are:

i. EULA5 OATS, b. October 24, 1906, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. April 03, 1975, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. PAUL WESLEY MILLER, January 20, 1926, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. July 06, 1904; d. January 17, 1990.

Notes for EULA OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 1, P. 150; Marriage, Vol.

9, P. 181; Cencus: 1910 & 1920. "Delta County History: 1870-1991", P.

256. "Marriages-27 July 1892 to 29 September 1928". Headstones.:IT]

ii. JAY OATS, b. October 04, 1915, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. June 14, 1973; m. BOBBIE LOUISE CARROL, June 10, 1939, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JAY OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 15, P. 24;

Marriage, Vol. 10,P. 503; Cencus, 1920. "Delta County History:

1870-1991", P. 256.:IT]

iii. CLAY M. OATS, b. September 28, 1918, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. MARTHA PAULINE SIMPSON, September 28, 1938, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1908.

Notes for CLAY M. OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Probate Birth, Vol. 16, P. 271;

Marriage, Vol. 10, P. 457; Cencus: 1920. "Delta County History:

1870-1991", P. 256.:IT]

iv. IV J. P. OATS, b. September 01, 1925, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. BARBARA EBERHART.

Notes for IV J. P. OATS:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth, Vol. 5, P. 100. "Delta County

History: 1870-1991", P. 256.:IT]

32. SR. SIMEON RICHARD4 GEORGE (DAVID SIMEON RICHARD3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born November 13, 1890 in Texas, and died December 06, 1961 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. He married JIMMIE ESTELLE TARPLEY December 12, 1915 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of EZRA TARPLEY and MARTHA SPRINGER. She was born September 08, 1895 in Wister, Ok., and died April 04, 1994 in Paris, Lamar Co., Tx..

Notes for SR. SIMEON RICHARD GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Cencus, 1900, 1910 & 1920; Marriage,

Vol. 7, P. 285; Death, Vol. 6, P. 569, Registrar's No. 786, (Cause of

Death; Coronary Occlusion). Headstones. "Delta County History:

1870-1991", P. 312.:IT] [IT:"Voices in the Wind" , compiled by: Sylvia

Wood.:IT] Rich & Jimmie are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Cooper.

More About SR. SIMEON RICHARD GEORGE:

Burial: Abt. December 07, 1961, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for JIMMIE ESTELLE TARPLEY:

~~~~~[IT:Headstone. "VITW"; Cem. List/Obit;:IT] [UL:Paris News:UL],

[IT:Tuesday, April 5, 1994. RootsWeb\Deaths.:IT] "Jimmie Estelle

George, 98, of Cooper, died Monday, April 4, at St. Joseph's Hospital

and Health Center. Services will be held at 10 A. M. Wednesday, April

6, at Delta Funeral Home Chapel with James Weir and Richard Tatum

officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family will

recieve friends from 7-9 P. M. Tuesday at the funeral home. Mrs.

George was born September 8, 1895, in Wister, Oklahoma, a daughter of

Ezra and Martha Josephine Springer Tarpley. She married S. R. (Rich)

George December 12, 1915. He died December 6, 1961. Surviving are: two

sons, Toy George, of Cooper and S. R. George Jr., of Charleston; two

daughters, Edna Randle, of Cooper and Billie Jean Basham, of Paris;

six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and three

great-great-grandchildren."

More About JIMMIE ESTELLE TARPLEY:

Burial: April 06, 1994, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of SIMEON GEORGE and JIMMIE TARPLEY are:

i. TOY BISHOP5 GEORGE, b. Abt. 1916, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. WINTA JOE HOLCOMB, December 09, 1943, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; b. Abt. 1916, Antioch, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for TOY BISHOP GEORGE:

~~~~~Toy & Jody came home to Cooper after Toy suffered a heart attach.

Toy had served as a fireman in McKinney.

Toy & Jody both studied in East Delta School where they met & fell in

love. Their son Bobby is a US Navy career man. In his abscense, Toy &

Jody are raised his daughter, Bonnie Jo "B.J."

Toy & Jody's daughters, Bonny & Becky are career women in Dallas.

Bonny was a secretary to the Chairman of the Board of of Preston State

Bank & Becky was a trouble shooter with Mosler Safe Co. (they make

equipment for banks). Among her duties is programming computers.

Besides their 3 children, they took in a foster daughter, Charlene

after her parents died. Charlene married E. L. Boone of Conway, Ar.,

they have 2 children, Lisa & David.

B. J. lived with her grandparents and attended Cooper School.

[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 11, P. 172. "Delta Co.

History: 1870 - 1991", P. 177.:IT][IT:PMMC/"Delta Diary",:IT]

[UL:Cooper Review.:UL]

ii. JR. SIMEON RICHARD GEORGE, b. Abt. 1918, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JR. SIMEON RICHARD GEORGE:

~~~~~NOTE: S. R. Jr. lives in Charleston.

iii. EDNA JAUNITA GEORGE, b. Abt. 1920, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. GRADY WASHINGTON RANDLE; b. Abt. 1920; d. 1964.

iv. BILLIE GEAN GEORGE, b. Abt. 1922, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; m. FLOYD ELDON BASHAM, October 21, 1944, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for BILLIE GEAN GEORGE:

~~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage; Vol. 11, P. 211.:IT]

33. NEAL BISHOP4 GEORGE (DAVID SIMEON RICHARD3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born December 1894 in Texas, and died December 31, 1923 in Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.. He married LOUVELLE TARPLEY January 30, 1916 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. She was born October 27, 1892, and died September 28, 1974 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for NEAL BISHOP GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Cencus; 1900, 1910 & 1920, Marriage;

Vol. 7, P. 300 & Death; Vol. 3, P. 45, Certificate No. 365. "Delta

County History: 1870-1991", P. 312. Headstones.:IT] Death certificate

has an error; informant was Sim George, father of Neal. When asked to

give parents, he obviously gave his parents instead of his son's. He

gave Sim George and Miss McGuire.

More About NEAL BISHOP GEORGE:

Burial: January 01, 1924, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Child of NEAL GEORGE and LOUVELLE TARPLEY is:

i. FANNIE MAY5 GEORGE, b. Abt. 1920.

34. OPAL4 GEORGE (DAVID SIMEON RICHARD3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born March 13, 1904 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died August 09, 1987 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co., Tx.. He married GLADYS LOUISE LAWRENCE February 21, 1942 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.. She was born February 06, 1912.

Notes for OPAL GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 1, P. 67; Marriage; Vol.

11, P. 68; Cencus,1910 & 1920. Headstones. "Delta County History:

1870-1991", P. 312.:IT] Opal & Gladys are buried in Oak Lawn Cemetery

in Cooper. Opal served in the Army during WWII. He was a member of The

Sons of the American Revolution. He was a member of the 1st Baptist

Church in Durant, Ok. He died in Hopkins Co. Memorial Hospital. He was

a retired baker and rancher. [UL:Paris News:UL][IT:; Obit (found @

LCGS. RootsWeb\Deaths.:IT]

More About OPAL GEORGE:

Burial: August 11, 1987, Cooper, Delta Co., Tx.

Child of OPAL GEORGE and GLADYS LAWRENCE is:

i. JUDY LOU5 GEORGE, b. November 19, 1945, Hopkins Co., Tx.; m. DR. JERRY POLSON.

Notes for JUDY LOU GEORGE:

~~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb; Texas Birth Records.:IT]

35. LAWRENCE4 GEORGE (ROBERT E. LEE3, DAVID SIMEON RICHARD2, REDDING1) was born July 02, 1892 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died January 27, 1988 in Dallas, Dallas Co., Tx.. He married BEULAH LEE December 28, 1912 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., daughter of JOHN LEE and ROSIE UNKNOWN. She was born April 28, 1895 in Charleston, Delta Co., Tx., and died October 04, 1967 in Klondike, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for LAWRENCE GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Marriage, Vol. 7, P. 59.:IT]

More About LAWRENCE GEORGE:

Burial: January 29, 1988, Pecan Gap, Delta Co., Tx.

Notes for BEULAH LEE:

~~~~~[IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Death; Vol. 10, P. 186, Registrar's

No. 201, informant; Lawrence George.:IT]

More About BEULAH LEE:

Burial: October 06, 1967, Pecan Gap, Delta Co., Tx.

Children of LAWRENCE GEORGE and BEULAH LEE are:

i. WILLIAM5 GEORGE, b. Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. September 01, 1980, Dallas, Dallas Co, Tx.; m. ANN UNKNOWN.

Notes for WILLIAM GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:PMMDC/:IT][UL:Cooper Review:UL][IT:/Obit; Sept. 25, 1980.:IT]

"BILL GEORGE

'Bill George, former resident of Delta County, who was born and

reared in Charleston, passed away September 1, at his home, 1431 Kings

Highway in Dallas.

'He was a World War II Navy veteran and had retired in 1977 from

Carpenter's Local No. 198.

'Surviving are his father, Lawrence George of Cooper; his wife, Ann

George; three children, Keight, student at SMU School of Law, Dallas,

Roy George of Clearlake Oak, Calif., and Mrs. Judy Cutchen, Newton,

Georgia; eight grandchildren and eleven brothers and sisters.' "

ii. PAGE GEORGE.

Notes for PAGE GEORGE:

~~~~~Page married a Mr. Bates, they live in Sulphur Springs.

iii. EVA GEORGE.

Notes for EVA GEORGE:

~~~~~Eva married a Mr. Barber, they live in Hutchings.

iv. JO GEORGE.

Notes for JO GEORGE:

~~~~~Jo married a Mr. McLain, they live in San Diego, Ca.

v. ELJEAN GEORGE.

Notes for ELJEAN GEORGE:

~~~~~ElJean married a Mr. also married a Mr. McWhorter, they live in

Ft. Worth.

vi. J. T. GEORGE, b. Abt. 1916.

Notes for J. T. GEORGE:

~~~~~JT lives inDallas.

vii. JACKIE GEORGE, b. October 26, 1923, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JACKIE GEORGE:

~~~~~Jackie married a Mr. Gammon, they live in Red Oak, Ca. [IT:Delta

Co., Tx. Record: Birth, Vol. 4, P. 49.:IT]

viii. JIMMIE GEORGE, b. March 21, 1926, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for JIMMIE GEORGE:

~~~~~Jimmie married a Mr. Rhodes, they live in Hugo, Ok. [IT:Delta

Co., Tx. Record: Birth, Vol. 5, P. 45.:IT]

ix. DONALD MYRL GEORGE, b. December 08, 1928, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for DONALD MYRL GEORGE:

~~~~~Myrl lives in Exetor, Ca. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Record: Birth, Vol.

5A, P. 35.:IT]

x. FRED GEORGE, b. March 01, 1931, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx.; d. 1987.

xi. BOBBY NELL GEORGE, b. February 11, 1933, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for BOBBY NELL GEORGE:

~~~~~[IT:RootsWeb/Births.:IT]

Bobby married a Mr. McWhorter, they live in Ft. Worth.

xii. LAWRENCE CLAYTON GEORGE, b. July 26, 1938, Charleston, Delta Co., Tx..

Notes for LAWRENCE CLAYTON GEORGE:

~~~~~Larry lives in Scurry. [IT:Delta Co., Tx. Records: Birth; Vol. 8,

P. 262, Registrar'sNo. 1875.:IT]