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Mary Melvina Worsham m Ed Garrett who worked at Long Beach until retirement in 1950. He died abt 1960. She was known as Vina or Viney. They lived in Long Beach their whole married lives.
Samuel David Worsham. He moved to Idaho in the 1930's. He d in Kimberly, Idaho instead of Wright Co, MO.
There is a Samuel David Worsham in CA death records, b 7/31/1895 MO, mother Hutsell, d Butte 11/21/1956, SS# 563-26-9956, 61 yrs.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.5.2.1. Aubrey Williamson Worsham
Samuel Doris Worsham b 28 Mar 1920 Wright Co, MO, d 31 Jan 1973 Ojai, Ventura, CA.
(SS Death Index & CA death recs.)
Donald Dale Worsham m Yvonne
His obit was published in
Tri-City Herald 15 Nov 2009:
Donald 'Dale' Worsham, 87 of
Eltopia, WA, passed away on November 11, 2009, in
Kennewick, WA. Dale was born on August 20, 1922, in Dawson, Missouri,
to Samuel and Zelma Worsham. During Dale's early years, the family traveled back and
forth from Missouri to Idaho where the family worked in the fields mostly harvesting
potatoes. In his early teens, the family moved to Ventura, California, where Dale
graduated high school, joined the Coast Guard and married his
wife Yvonne, of 64 years, on July 1, 1945, who he met on a blind date. Dale loved
farming and drew his farm north of Pasco during a Veteran land draw, moving to Eltopia
in February 1955 to pioneer in a new frontier and was excited everyday he was here. He
was a farmer to the end.
Dale was a member of St.
Paul's Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed pheasant hunting and
fishing. He was also a member of the Merrill's Corner Coffee 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Club. Dale never knew a stranger and could always be counted on for his quick wit and
sense of humor.
Dale is survived by his
wife, Yvonne; son, Ron (Saundra) Worsham; daughter, Pam (Don) Collins; grandchildren:
Harold Worsham, Annee (John) Hartzell, Charity (Aamir) Hanif, Allison Collins and
Jonathan Collins; greatgrandchildren: J Hartzell and Emily Hartzell; many nieces and
nephews; Godparents, Earl and Bert Halverson and their family.
He is preceded in death by
his parents, Samuel and Zelma Worsham; brothers, Aubrey, Doris, John and Wilburn.
Thank you to Callaway
Gardens with a special thank you to the caregivers at Callaway Gardens who took care
Funeral Mass will be on
Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 11:00 a.m., St. Paul's Catholic Church, 14181 N. Glade
Rd., Eltopia. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Rosary starting
at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 16, 2009, at St. Paul's Catholic Church.
In lieu of flowers, the
family invites contributions in the name of Dale to St. Paul's Catholic Church
Building Fund or The Fund for the Poor.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.5.2.4. John Worsham "Johnny" lived in Idaho in the 1950s and then moved to Northern CA. (Larry Worsham, 2000)
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.5.3. James Oris Worsham
& Clara Gertrude Keener "Gertie". Gertie b 26 Jun 1899 & d 22 Nov 1995 Mountain Grove, MO. (SS Death Index) He was known as Oris and died in an automobile accident. More information about their children: (History & Families Wright County, MO
(Pudacah, Kentucky: Turner Publishing Company) p 619
b 5 Dec 1920 & d 30 Nov 2004. His obit.
with photo is in the 3 Dec 2004 News Leader, Springfield:
Worsham, 83, of Rogersville, passed away Tues, Nov 30,
2004, at St. John's
Hospital, Springfield. Francis was born on Dec. 5, 1920, at Dawson, Mo., to
James Oris Worsham and Gertie
Clara Keener Worsham. He was a graduate of Mountain
Grove High School class of 1940. He was a member of the Rogersville First
Baptist Church and the Mo. Foxtrotters Association. Francis served in the U.S.
Army during World War II. He retired from Kraft in 1986 and continued to farm,
enjoying his cattle. Francis was married to Helen
on Sept 6, 1942, and she preceded him in death in Feb. 2003. He was also
preceded in death by a son, Randy, in July 2003; an infant son; a daughter,
Frensetta Sue Worsham; and grandson Kurt Williams. Surviving are two sons,
Ronald Worsham and wife Pat of Rogersville, and Larry Worsham of Fordland;
three daughters and their husbands, Janeene and David Williams of Hughesville,
Janelle and Dave Weems of Rogersville, and Janette and Tony Bleau of
Springfield; five sisters, Thelma Friend and husband Chelmer of Graff, Mo.,
Irene Durney of Mountain Grove, Bonnie Friend and husband Rex of Springfield,
Vera Esa and husband David of Springfield, and Marietha Crewse and husband
Leonard of Nashville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and
several nieces and nephews. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4,
2004, in the First Baptist Church in Rogersville. Burial will be in Friendship
Cemetery, north of Mountain Grove. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today
in Preston-Marsh Funeral Home, Rogersville. Memorials may be made to the
Thelma Lucille Worsham b 1923.
Velma Irene Worsham b 1924 m George Nicholas Durney b 3 Sep 1921.
Bonnie Louise Worsham
b 19 Nov 1927 Fresno, CA. CA birth records have her mother's maiden name as
Keener. She m
Rex Friend (Will Worsham, 1995)
Vera Josephine Worsham b 1932 m David Esa. (Will Worsham, 1995)
Marietha Fern Worsham b 1934 m Leonard Crewse. (Will Worsham, 1995)
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.5.6. William Cecil Worsham b 31 Oct 1902 & d 19 Nov 1902 Mountain Grove, Wright, MO & bur Boatman Cem, as son of W R & Sarah V Worsham.
Archie Owen Worsham m 1st) Mildred Popplewell 20 Aug 1924 Mountain Grove, MO. Mildred b 8 Jun 1902 Wright Co., MO d/o Richmond Hendricks Popplewell & Sintha Evaline Spurgeon. He
Daisy Lee Rosenbaum 8 Dec 1946 Hawthorne, Los Angeles, CA. He died Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, CA instead of Los Angeles.
Children of Archie & Mildred: Wanda Jean Worsham
m Mr Sanders. (Larry Worsham, 2000) Children b in Los Angeles Co: Hope Sanders b & d 21 Aug 1953, Stephen William Sanders, Paul R Sanders, Mark W. Sanders, John B. Sanders. Children of Archie & Daisy: William Ray Worsham & Terry Dale Worsham.
Ruby Martha Jane
Worsham b 7 Dec 1906 m Floyd C Long, Sr 29 Oct
1927. Floyd b 19 Mar 1905 d 19 Apr 1982 Norwood, Wright, MO. (Social Security
Death Index) Ruby d 18 Oct 1999 Republic, MO. Her obituary was the Mountain
Grove Journal (Larry E Worsham, 2002):
services for Ruby Long were held Saturday, Oct. 23, 1999 at 1 p.m. in the Craig-Hurtt-Bradley
Chapel with Rev. Doug Burwich officiating. The Friend Brothers; Rex, Bythel,
Dwayne, and Chelmer, accompanied by Letha Franklin sang "Come Spring,"
and "Where the Roses Never Fade." Pallbearers were Jerry Richardson,
Tammy Richardson, Terry Long, Gene Staiger, Leo Bradshaw, and Bill Menne. Burial
was in the Mtn. Valley Cemetery under the direction of the Craig-Hurtt-Bradley
Martha Jane (Worsham) Long, widow of Floyd C. Long, Sr. and mother of Floyd C.
Long, Jr. and Martha Ann (Long) Staiger, was the seventh of twelve children born
to William Ragan Worsham and Sarah Vesta (Hutsell) Worsham on December 7, 1906
in the Dawson area north of Mountain Grove, Mo. She departed this life on
October 18, 1999 in the Sonshine Manor, Republic, MO following a long illness at
92 years of age.
grew up in the Dawson area and graduated from Mountain Grove High School in the
Class of 1927. She attended Draughnís Business College and Southwest Missouri
State College in Springfield, MO. She taught two years in one-room schools north
of Mountain Grove.
was united in marriage to Floyd C. Long on October 29, 1927 and they had
observed their 50th Wedding Anniversary in October 1977. They
purchased a farm around 1930 near Pleasant Hill and Fairview Communities
south-east of Norwood, MO and lived there until Floyd passed away on April 19,
1982. Ruby later moved to Billings, MO to live with her daughter. She made her
home in the Sonshine Manor for the past five years.
was a member of the Willing Workers Sewing Club for many years in the Fairview
Community. She enjoyed baking delicious blackberry cobblers and hot rolls for
her grandchildren. She loved tending to her flowers, quilting, and sewing. She
blessed many people with her crocheted articles, including afghans, especially
delicate edgings on handkerchiefs.
cared several years for her mother, Sarah, who lived to be almost 103 while
living in Mountain Grove. Besides
her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by six brothers, Oris, Sam,
Archie, Paul, William Cecil, and Joseph Nelson; and by four sisters, Vina, Ada,
Opal and Wilma Ruth, some of which died in infancy or childhood.
is survived by her children, Floyd, Jr. and wife Sarah Lou (VanNoy) Long, Belle
Plaine, Kansas, and Martha Ann Staiger and husband Gene, Billings, MO; one
sister, Wilsie Willoughby, Boise, Idaho, one sister in law, Lavonne Long,
Placerville, CA; two double cousins, Zelma Hammach, Springfield, MO and Iva
Wilson, Kansas City, MO; five grandchildren, Luann (Long) Delgado, Towanda,
Kansas, Terry L. Long, South Lyon, Michigan, Karen Jean Long and Linda (Long)
Livermore, both of Irving, Texas, and Susan Diane Staiger, Billings, MO; six
great grandchildren, Dana, Brian, and Kattie Long, Cameron
Delgado, and Taylor and Melissa Livermore, several nieces and nephews.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.5.9. Ada Lucille Worsham
b 21 Jul 1909 m 1st) Mr Long a brother to the husband of Ruby. They had one son, Jack Long. She m 2nd)
Glen and didn't have any children. After his death in 1960
m 3rd) George Keyes. Ada d Sep 1992 Joshua Tree, San Bernardino, CA (Larry Worsham, 2000 & S. S. Death Index)
Wilma Ruth Worsham d 16 Apr 1918 & bur Boatman Cem. as daughter of W. R. and Sarah
V. Worsham. According to Missouri State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
Certificate of Death No 31944 she was b 21 Jan 1912 d 6 Sep 1912 1 year 7 months 15 days &
bur Boatman Cemetery d/o Wm R Worsham & Sarah V Hutsell. Informant Sarah V Worsham Rayborn, MO.
Wilsie Pauline Worsham m Ernest Willoughby who b 18 Jul 1911 & d 30 Sep 1992 Kimberly, Twin Falls, ID.
picture was included with her obituary in the 8/4/2003 Idaho Statesman:
Wilsie P. Willoughby, 89, of Boise, and former Kimberly resident, died Thu, Jul
31, 2003, at Rosewind House Assisted Living. Wilsie was born Jul 29, 1914, in Mountain
Grove, MO, the daughter of William and Sarah Worsham, the second to the youngest of 14
children. In 1932 she married Ernest Willoughby in Lyons, KS. They farmed in Mountain Grove
where their daughter Janet was born in 1936. Their son Jerry was born two years later in
1938. In 1945 they moved to Idaho, settling south of Kimberly where they farmed for 25
years. Wilsie also worked in the bean houses to earn a little extra spending money. In
1971 they retired from farming and moved into Kimberly where they spent time with their
many friends. Wilsie was involved in card clubs, senior citizens and many hobby groups.
She is survived by her son, Jerry and his wife, Marie of Eagle; three granddaughters,
Cheri (Lary) Hartley of Twin Falls, Pam (Kurt) McClenny of Eagle, and Kim (Mike) Winkle of
Star; as well as six great-grandchildren, Scott McClenny, Steve McClenny, Jessica Hartley,
Amanda Hartley, Taylor Winkle and Keegan Winkle. She was preceded in death by her
daughter, Janet; and her husband, Ernest. She fought cancer with grace and courage.
Graveside services will be held today, Mon, Aug. 4, at Sunset Memorial Park in Twin Falls.
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199.5.12. James Nelson Worsham instead of Joseph Nelson Worsham. Bur Boatman Cem.
Paul Eugene Worsham b 22 Oct 1920 m Mary Ann
Durney abt 1941. Mary was the d/o Nicholas Joseph Durney & Eliza Jane Floyd.
Paul & Mary divorced abt 1960 & Paul m 2nd) Marie. Mary Ann m 2nd)
McKenzie abt 1962 (div) & m 3rd) Alexander Kulak in 1975. Mary Ann b 8 Nov 1924 & d
Oct 1995 Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ. Paul d 2 Mar 1996 Phoenix, Maricopa, AZ.
The following photos are courtesy Larry Eugene
Worsham, 2006. Larry wrote:
(left) was taken of Paul Eugene Worsham and Mary Ann Durney (my parents) in either 1939
or 1940. (Second left) is a photo taken in 1927 of my father. (On
right) ... a photo taken in 1943 of Paul and Mary Ann. Dad served on the USS Intrepid
during WWII. This photo was originally b/w and using a process common at the
time (at least in the Missouri Ozarks!) mom
added the color.
Nancy Luvenia Worsham m 1888 1st) William Samuel Julien "Sam" b 11 Jul 1862, d 12 Jun 1895 & bur Boatman Cem. She m 2nd)
Thomas Homer Wimberley 3 Apr 1898 Wright Co, MO s/o John Wimberly & Eliza Jane
Keath. Thomas b 11 Jan 1872, d 11 Jun 1938 & bur Boatman Cem. She had four children with her first husband, Sam Julian and six with her second husband. (Nancy Seward,
2000) She d 1914 & bur Boatman Cem.
Julien children (Nancy Seward, 2000):
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206.6A.1. Ivy Elizabeth Julien b 11 Aug 1889 & d 24 Mar 1947.
Grant Evan Julien b 22 Dec 1890 & d 16 Aug 1976.
James R. Julien b 16 Aug 1893 & d 31 Jan 1895 & bur
Rankin Smith Worsham b 6 Mar 1903 & d 18 Oct 1918 Clark Township, Wright Co., MO
according to Missouri State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Certificate of
Death No. 37781 Informant A R Worsham, Norwood, MO.
Andrew Radford Worsham b 31 May 1879 in Mountain Grove,
Wright, MO & d 22 Jan 1960 in Pasadena, Harris, Texas. Andrew m
Carrie Ellen Hutsell 5 May 1901 Wright, MO. Carrie b 22 Nov 1882 in
Norwood, Wright, MO & d 30 Mar 1964 in Wright, MO.
Phyllis (Willson) Phelps, Apr 1996, wrote:
My grandfather, Andrew
Worsham, lived all his life in an area of countryside around or in Norwood, Mo. He was
a cattleman and bought and sold horses and cattle. Later he had a liquor store in
Norwood and lived on Main Street in a large 2 story white house which used to be a
hotel. He had a little white dog named Ike, seems like 'Ike' died of a broken heart
the day after Granddad died. He was divorced from my grandmother, Grandma Carrie and
later married 'Sophie.' He had a big deep booming voice and it seems like he was a big
Clarence Rankin Smith Worsham b 16 Mar 1903 in
Wright, MO & d 18 Oct 1918 in Clark, Wright, MO.
James Andrew Worsham b 5 Mar 1905 in Wright, MO & d
5 Aug 1964 of heart attack in Kansas City, Jackson, MO. James m
Margaret Riley or O'Riley. She was b 24 Mar
1915 of Wright, MO.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124. Linda Worsham b 2 Jan 1948
City, MO. Photo of Linda from 1962 Crusader yearbook,
Southeast High Schoo, Kansas City, MO, p65.
Iva Elizabeth Worsham b 6 Feb 1907 in Van Buren, Wright,
Missouri & d 22 Jun 2004 in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. In Jan 1932 she m
Lee Roy Wilson of Wright, MO. Lee b 9 Apr 1907 & d
14 Jun 1993 in Kansas City, Jackson, MO.
Zelma O. Worsham b 2 Nov 1910 in Wright, MO & d 29
Jan 2001 in Springfield, Greene, MO. She m Sherman Roscoe
Hammack 30 Jun 1931 Christian, MO. Sherman b 7 Mar 1910 of Christian, MO & d 9
Nov 1985 in Springfield, Greene, MO.
Noel Woodrow Worsham "Buck" b 26 Apr 1913 in Wright, MO &
d 14 Sep 1982 in Norwood, Wright, MO. Noel m A Marie Kempt
b 24 Jun 1918 of Wright, MO & d 11 Nov 1988 in Mountain Grove, Wright, MO.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.9.5. Noel Woodrow Worsham "Buck" b 26 Apr 1913 Wright, MO & d 14 Sep 1982 Norwood,
Wright, MO. Noel A. Marie Kempt b 24 Jun 1918 of
Wright, MO & d 11 Nov 1988 Mountain Grove, Wright, MO.
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.10. Robert Franklin Worsham d 23 Jan 1914 of Bronchial Pneumonia &
bur Boatman Cem. Informant J. M. Worsham, Dawson, MO (Certificate of Death #3746).
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124. Caroline E Worsham
b abt Jul 1824 Washington Co, VA. (26-1850; 36-1860; 47-1870; 58-1880; 7/1823-1900)
Caroline m Jacob James Hacker 23 Apr 1845 Monroe Co, TN.
They are in the 1850 Monroe Co, TN census, listed under John
Thacker. Jacob probably was deceased by the 1860 census where Caroline Hacker is age 36
b VA in the Wright Co, MO, P. O. Hartville census with children John R Hacker
age 14, C C Hacker age 11, Mary M., Hacker age 10 & Joseph U. Hacker age
7. She is in the 1870 Wright Co, MO, P. O. Hartville census age 47 b VA &
living next door is Malinda (Melvina) Worsham age 65 b VA who is believed to be
her mother. Living with Caroline are children: Radford Hacker age 23, Callumbus
Hacker age 21; Mary Hacker age 18 & Upton Hacker age 16. She is in the 1880
Linden, Christian Co., MO census, p 67A age 58 b VA & living with her son
Joseph Hacker age 27 farmer b TN & Mary Jackson age 29 b TN (sister to
Joseph). Caroline is living with her son, John, in the 1900 Springfield, Greene Co, MO
Four of Caroline & Jacob's six children are
Radford Augustus Hacker b 15 Apr 1846 Monroe Co, TN (4-1850; 14-1860; 23-1870;
4/1846-1900) He m Margaret Alice Smart 10 Apr 1873 Randolph Co, AR.
(IGI) Margaret, d/o Lemuel Smart, b 12 Nov 1854 Randolph, AR, d 17 Feb 1933 Springfield, MO
& bur Green Lawn Cem, Springfield, MO. (Death cert.) John, a blacksmith, d 26 May 1911
Springfield, Green, MO of malaria and disease of the liver & bur Green Lawn Cem., Springfield,
MO. (Death cert.) Children:
Joseph Henderson Hacker "Joe"; Laura Caroline Hacker; Harry M. Hacker; Marcus A. Hacker; Ernest
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2. Christopher Columbus Hacker b abt
1849 Monroe Co, TN (2-1850; 11-1860; 21-1870; 1/1852-1900)
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.3. Mary M Hacker b 20 Oct 1850 Monroe
Co, TN. (10-1860; 18-1870; 29-1880) Mary m 1st) Mr Jackson,
2nd Abner Rucker 22 Nov 1885 Christian, MO & 3rd)
John Henry Johns 2 Sep 1920.
Mike Hacker, 2009, wrote:
"There is an ironic twist to
Mary M. Hackerís story. On 2 Sep 1920 she married John Henry Johns. They lived in
Christian County, Missouri. Maryís brother, Joseph Upton Hacker, also lived in Christian
County. Last year I learned that Joseph Upton Hacker was killed in July 1925 when he was
struck by a car while he was helping a blind man cross a street in Linden, Christian
County, Missouri. A few months later I learned the rest of the story. It turns out that
the blind man was none other than John Henry Johns Ė Mary M. Hackerís husband! Thus,
Maryís brother was killed by the car while helping his own blind brother-in-law, John
Henry Johns, cross the street."
Mike Hacker's, 2009, notes on Mary:
Mary M. Hacker: Only daughter
of Jacob James Hacker and Caroline Worsham:
Born: 20 October 1850 in
Married: To a Mr. Jackson,
date and place unknown, but after 1880.
Died: 05 December 1934
(Missouri Death Certificate No. 42597)
Three Marriages: She was
married to a man named Jackson; then on 22 Nov 1885 to Abner Rucker in Christian County,
Mo.(Book 3, page 252, Christian County Marriages); then to John Henry Johns on 02 Sep
1920 in Christian County (Book 10, page 251, Christian County Marriages). So, she was
Mary M. Hacker Jackson Rucker Johns.
Mary appears in the 1860
census in Wright County, Missouri as a ten year old, born in Tenn., living with her
Mother (Caroline Hacker, nee Worsham) and brothers, John Radford., C.C. and Joseph W.
Mary appears in the 1870
Census, again living with mother Caroline, brothers Radford, Columbus and Tipton. Nearby
lives Caroline's mother, Malinda Worsham (Virginia), and Caroline's brother, David
Worsham (Virginia), his wife Martha and their children. The Post Office shown for their
part of Wright County is Hartsville.
Mary appears in the 1880
Census in Linden Township, Christian County, Mo.. She is listed as Mary Jackson, age 29,
widowed, living with her brother Joseph Upton Hacker and with her mother, Caroline,
widowed, who is listed as 58 years old, born in Virginia to parents from Virginia.
Mary married Abner Rucker in
Christian County, Mo., on 22 November 1885. Finally, she married John Henry Johns (born
May 1855) on 02 September 1920.
She signed the death
certificate of her husband, Abner Rucker, who died in April 1914.
Mary died on 05 Dec 1934 in
Springfield, Missouri. She is buried in Springfield's Greenlawn Cemetery. Her death
certificate does not show the name of her father but her mother's maiden name is
"Caroline Washam". The informant was Alice Choate, who was Mary's niece.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.4. Joseph Upton Hacker
b 17 Dec 1853 Woodbury, Cannon, TN. (7-1860; 16-1870; 27-1880; 12/1852-1900) Joseph d
3 Jul 1925 Linden, Christian, Missouri. (Death cert)
The Springfield Leader Saturday
evening July 4,1925, the accident happened July 3 1925.
Death of Joseph U
Hacker, Killed by a car in Ozark Mo., On the square,while trying to walk his
blind brother in-law Henry John's across the street' Joseph shoved Henry out
of the path of the car when he saw it was going to hit them.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52. Peter Ragan Worsham b 18 May
1827 Monroe Co, TN.
m Nancy Jordan Scott 14 Sep 1848 Monroe Co, TN. Nancy b
7 May 1825 Sweetwater, Monroe, TN, d. Typhoid Fever age 87 years 3 months 13 days.
Informant Grant Seaborn, Huggins, MO (Death Certificate No. 31753).
courtesy Matt Osborn, M.D, 2002.
Picture on left is of Peter Ragan Worsham and his wife Nancy Scott.
The photograph to the right is obviously taken the same day and is a family
photo. We would appreciate any inputs into the identity of those people in the
According to Matt Osborn, M.
history indicates that the young lady on the right of the family photo is
Serepta Alice Worsham, our ancestor.
Larry E. Worsham, 2002, wrote:
I came across the photos of Peter Ragan
Worsham and Nancy Scott. I can't be absolutely certain but the third and fourth
people on Peter's right appear to be his nephew,
Ragon Worsham and wife Sarah V. Hutsell.
Susan Hewitt Chapman (daughter of Jeanette
Cardwell Hewitt 1920-2002 in 2005 wrote:
I can identify one
person in the photo of Peter Ragan Worsham and Nancy Scott's family. My grandfather (their
grandson), Nicholas Cardwell, is the big tall young man standing on the porch to the far
right, holding onto the post. Nick (1880-1956) was the son of Susan L. Worsham and James
Larry E. Worsham, 2002, wrote:
appears to be my own grandparents and their children in the photo... I was
reading the notes (above) about one of the people being Susan Chapman's grandfather
and if so (according to the dates of her grandfather's life) this (photo) would have
had to have been after 1900 which would help to justify my beliefs. If it really is
them then there is a very good possibility that the woman sitting on the left of the
photo would be Martha Elizabeth Norman, who lived into the 1900s. If you look at the
photo from the Wright County Historical Society that shows the
Worsham family, the one with Aunt Wilsie on Grandma's lap, the
people look very similar, especially Oris.
Based upon the above
observations, the possible names that go with some of those pictured in the upper right
photo may be:
1. ; 2.
Mary Melvina Worsham; 3. William Ragen Worsham; 4. Sarah Vesta Hutsell; 5. Nancy Luvenia Worsham; 6. Florence Anvaleen Washam; 7. Peter Ragen Worsham; 8. Susan
Leuvenia Worsham; 9. Ruby Martha Jane Worsham; 10. James Nelson Cardwell
Owen Worsham; 2. Ada Lucille Worsham; 3. Martha Elizabeth Norman; 4. ; 5. ; 6.
; 7. Nancy Jordan Scott ; 8. ; 9. .
Jane Worsham b 10 Aug 1851 Monroe, TN, the d/o Peter Ragan Worsham & Nancy Y Scott.
Sarah m John W Wallace. According to Judith Wallace of Hawaii, the
Marriage record for Texas County, MO states "John Wallis married Sarah P Washam 3 Sep
1870." They were in the 1880 Upton, Texas, MO census. She is age 29 b TN & J W
Wallace is age 31. She is in the 1900 Aurora City, Lawrence, MO census age 49 b Aug 1850
TN wd. She is in the 1920 Washington, Washington, DC census age 69 living with her
son-in-law Luster L Wehr and daughter Verda I.
Sarah d 8 Feb 1945 Alameda, CA (California Death
Mary E Wallace b abt 1870. (10-1880)
Franklin Wallace b 20 Apr 1872 (8-1880) d 26 Oct 1959 Tulsa, OK. He m
1st) Leora May Lane 4 Aug 1895 Texas, MO. Leora
was b 16 Apr 1880 Huggins, Texas, MO & d 15 Sep 1907 Aurora, Lawrence, MO.
She is buried Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence, MO lot 40, Lot 20
according to Find A Grave Memorial #62272669 with the note "Funeral home
records state that Leora died at the age of 27 years 4 mos 29 ds of
tuberculosis and was the wife of James F Wallace. James m 2nd Mary
Oletha Zeigler 21 May 1916 Joplin, Jasper, MO. Mary b 2 Jul 1888 Mt
Carmel, Wabash, IL & d 4 Jun 1968 Tulsa, Osage, OK (Ancestry.com family
tree) He is in the 1900 Aurora, Lawrence, MO census age 28 b Apr 1872 with
wife Leora M married 1896. He is in the 1910 Aurora Ward 3, Lawrence, MO
census age 38 b MO wd with children: Inez age 13, Arvell age 11; Howard age 8
& Truman age 5. He is in the 1920 Foraker, Osage, OK census age 48 with
wife Mary age 31 & children Truman age 16, Imalee age 8, Delmer age 6,
James age 2 & Cathleen age 3 weeks. He is in the 1930 Tulsa, Tulsa OK
census age 56 with wife Mary age 41 & children: Ima Lee age 19, Delmar age
16; James age 12, Kathlee age 10, John age 7, Betty age 5 & Andy age 1 yr
6 mo. He is in the 1940 Tulsa, Tulsa, OK census age 67 with wife Mary age 51
& children: Kathleen age 20, Betty age 15, Andrew age 15 & Rose Mary
Charles Wallace b abt 1874 Texas Co, MO (6-1880)
Ragan Q Wallace b abt 1877 Texas Co, MO (3-1880) U. S. Army, Register of
Enlistments-enlisted 17 May 1898 age 21 years 4 months.
Della Wallace b Feb 1879 Texas Co, MO (1-880; 20-1900)
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.6. Fogle Edward
Wallace b 9 Mar 1882 MO (19-1900) m Margaret Mary
Leitle 21 Oct 1906 Aurora, Lawrence, MO (Missouri Marriages) She was b
11 Dec 1882 Lawrence, MO & d 3 May 1959 Aurora, Lawrence, MO. World War I
Draft Registration, Lime Miner, wife is Maggie Margarite Worsham. He is of
medium height, medium build, blue eyes & lt brown hair. He is buried in
Mount Calvary Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence, MO b 9 Mar 1880 Houston, Texas, MO d
7 Jun 1956 Aurora, Lawrence, MO with the note. "Missouri death
certificate #21054. Father: John Wesley Wallace. Mother: Sarah Jane Worsham.
Spouse: Margaret Wallace. Occupation: retired miner. There is a photo of his
headstone jointly with wife Margaret "Maggie."
Catherine Wallace b 2 Jan 1907 Kansas m Luther Landis Irby 30 Nov
1932 Springfield, MO. He was b. 31 Jul 1904 Marionville, Lawrence, MO &
d 14 Mar 1997 Aurora, Lawrence, MO. Aurora, MO.
She d 10 Jan 1998 Aurora, Lawrence, MO & is buried
in Maple Park Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence, MO Plot: Blk 21. There is a photo
of joint headstone with husband (Find A Grave Memorial 696341478)
Obituary, The Joplin Globe (Find A Grave Memorial 696341452:
Luther L. "Jakie" Irby, 92,
Aurora, died at 12:15 a.m. Friday, March 14, 1997, at an Aurora nursing
home, after a long illness. Mr. Irby was born Jul 31, 1904, in
Marionville. He was a retired commercial artist and a lifelong area
resident. He married Marcella Wallace on Nov. 30, 1931, in Springfield.
She survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Carol Rapp, Phoenix,
Ariz., Gloria Gold, Wheaton, and Linda Rauch, Aurora; seven grandchildren;
and 11 great grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at
Crafton©Cantrell Funeral Home. The Rev. Harold Gold will officiate.
Burial will be in Maple Park Cemetery. Contributions may be made to a
charity of the donor's choice.
Jay Wallace b 3 Jul 1908 Aurora, Lawrence, MO (Ancestry.com family
tree) d 12 Jul 2000 Monett, Barry, MO m Eula Pearl
McKee 31 Dec 1935 Aurora, Lawrence, MO. Eula b 28 Nov 1905
Butterfield, Barry, MO & d 5 Jul 1997 Monett, Barry, MO.
Emma Wallace b abt 1911 Aurora Lawrence, MO.
Josephine Wallace b abt 1913 Aurora, Lawrence, MO.
Edward Wallace b 9 May 1914 Aurora, Lawrence, MO d 3 Sep 1941
Billings, Christian, MO & buried Mount Calvery Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence, MO.
Marie Wallace b 25 Oct 1916 Aurora, Lawrence, MO m Max
William Shreve 3 Sep 1939 Aurora, Lawrence, MO. She d 1 Jan 2011
Siloam Springs, AR. Obituary:
Helen Marie Shreve, age 94, of Siloam
Springs, AR, formerly of Monett, MO, passed away
on Saturday, January 1, 2011 while at the Siloam Springs Memorial
Hospital. Helen was born on October 25, 1916 in Aurora, MO, the daughter
of the late Fogel Edward Wallace Sr and Margaret Mary Leitle Wallace.
On September 3, 1939 in Aurora, MO,
Helen married Max William Shreve. They were blessed with over fifty-three
years together until his death on September 17, 1992. Helen was a
homemaker and assisted her husband for over forty-three years at the Best
Cleaners in Monett. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church
Helen is survived by her son, John
Shreve, of Fayetteville, AR; her son-in-law, Robert Winzer, of Siloam
Springs, AR; two grandsons; Stan Winzer and Scott Winzer; six
great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her
daughter, Susan Winzer; three brothers, Eugene John Wallace, Fogel Edward
Wallace, Jr. and Jerome Charles Wallace; and three sisters, Marcella
Catherine Irby, Marguerite Emma Hawkins and Maxine Josephine Beck.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00
p.m. Thursday, January 6, 2011 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel with
Gloria Gold, Minister, officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F.
Cemetery, Monett. Visitation for family and friends will be at 1:00 p.m.
preceding the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial
contributions have been requested to the First United Methodist Church,
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.
Eugene Wallace b 22 Dec 1921 Aurora, Lawrence, MO d 22 Jun 1934
Lawrence, MO, buried Mount Calvary Cemetery, Aurora, Lawrence, MO. With note
died age 11 yrs 5 mos 0 ds as J Eugene Wallace. Find A Grave Memorial
#69956511. There is a photo of his headstone
Ava Wallace b Apr 1883 MO (17-1900)
Clarence O Wallace b Jan 1885 MO (15-1900) He d 1925 in Aurora,
Lawrence, MO & bur Maple Park Cemetery.
Mamie Wallace b Jan 1887 MO (13-1900)
John Wallace b Jul 1891 MO (8-1900)
Verda I Wallace b 6 Jan 1894 MO ( 7-1900) d 3 May 1961 Alameda Co, CA
(California Death Index Motherís Maiden Name-Worsham) m Luster
Lafayette Wehr 11 Jun 1916 Webb City, Jasper, MO. They are in the 1920
Washington, Washington, DC census. Luster is listed as L L Wehr age 36. Her mother,
Sarah I Wallace age 69 is living with them plus his mother Cassie R Wehr age 49. They
are in the 1930 Pueblo, Pueblo, CO census. She is age 35 & Husband L L Wehn age 36 &
her mother Sarah Wallace age 77 is living with them. Kelsie Mortensen on 26 Mar 2009
wrote that her cousin told her that Verda Wallace started the first all woman band in
Wallace Louis Wehr b 5 Mar 1918 Washington, Washington,
DC d 5 Jun 1996 Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, CA bur Ft. Rosecrans National Cem., San
Diego, CA m Charlotte Ethel Lytle abt 1843 CA
Charlotte Marjorie Wehr b abt 1922 Washington,
Susan Leurenia Worsham m James
N Cardwell 6 Apr 1873 Texas
Co, MO. A biography for James N Cardwell is in "Goodspeed's Bios in Franklin County, Missouri History published in 1888.
"James N. Cardwell is a native of Claiborne County, Tenn., and born in 1835. He was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools of his native county. He began life for himself at the age of fifteen years, from which time, until his death, he supported his widowed mother. At the age of twenty he removed to Indiana, about one year later came to Pacific, Missouri (in Franklin County), where he remained one winter, then went to Jefferson County (MO) and later to Washington County (MO) where he remained until the fall of 1861, when he enlisted in the Missouri State Militia for a term of six months, and was mustered out January 8, 1862, March 8, 1862, he re-enlisted in Company G, Fifth Missouri Cavalry, was quartermaster sergeant of his company, which operated in Missouri and Arkansas, and was mustered out at Rolla, Missouri, April 13, 1865.
After the close of the war Mr. Cardwell returned to Franklin County, farmed one season and then opened a store at Virginia Mines, MO (Franklin county); four years later he went to Texas County, MO, and ran a general store until the fall of 1874, when he removed to his present farm of 200 acres in Franklin County, Missouri.
He was married in 1873 to Miss Susan L. Worsham, a native of Texas County, Missouri, and a daughter of Peter R. and Nancy (Scott) Worsham, natives of Tennessee. Mr. and Mrs. Cardwell have four children: Oley S. Cardwell, Affie B. Cardwell, Nicholas Cardwell, Roscoe Cardwell. Mrs. Cardwell is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Previous to the war Mr. Cardwell was a Democrat, but since then has been a radical Republican. He was appointed Justice of the Peace, and served about one and one-half years. James N. Cardwell was the tenth of the eleven children of Rial and Anna (Claypool) Cardwell. Rial Cardwell, a son of John Cardwell, died about 1838; the grandfather was a soldier in the Revolution. Mrs. Annie Cardwell was a daughter of David Claypool, and died in 1856, aged 60 years."
Fri, Mar 7, 1907 Republican Headlight, Franklin
County Historical Society:
James N. Cardwell died at his
home in St. Clair Mon, Feb 25, 1907, in the seventy-first year of his age. Deceased was
one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of Franklin Co. He came to this
state from TN when young and has made his home in St. Clair and vicinity ever since. Mr.
Cardwell saw active service during the Civil War and had for many years been an active
member of the G.A.R. In early manhood he was married to Miss Susan Worsham. To this
union five children were born. The surviving children are Ollie, who is employed by the
United Railway Co., of St. Louis; Nicholas, who was associated with his father in the
Livery business in St. Clair; A. B., a prominent merchant of Morrellton, and Miss Velma,
a successful teacher of this county. Mr. Cardwell, for many years, lived on a farm on
Indian Creek. A few years ago he sold his farm and moved to St. Clair where he engaged
in the mercantile business, being manager of the St. Clair Cash Store. This business
prospered under his management. James N. Cardwell was a broad minded, intelligent and
public spirited citizen. He was a man who tried to add to the sum of human joy. His
death is a distinct loss to the entire community. The widow and the children have the
sympathy of many friends who knew the deceased to be a kind and loving husband and
father and a loyal friend.
Henderson Wilson Worsham
Earnest Clyde Worsham m Nellie May
20 Oct 1893.
Earnest, who had blue eyes & brown hair, d 9 Jun 1936 Bixby, Tulsa, OK & Nellie
d 26 Mar 1970 Bixby, Tulsa, OK.
Left photo is Earnest
Right photo was
"Left Earnest Clyde
and Nellie Worsham, middle person unknown, Lum and Oma Baysinger (Nellie's brother).
Could have been taken on the Worsham's honeymoon or early in their marriage."
Velma Lee Worsham b 15
Oct 1911 Bixby, Tulsa, OK & d 8 Mar 1972 Bixby, Tulsa, OK. She m. 1st)
James Ed Devine b 14 Apr 1909 MO & d 3 Jul 1995 Bixby,
Tulsa, OK. Vema m 2nd) Mr. Martin.
Her obit, from Obituaries Bixby
Historical Society, Bixby, Tulsa Co. OK:
Martin, Velma Worsham,
60, died 8 March 1972. Survivors; son, Dr. J. C. Devine; sister, Dortha Smith.
Photo of Velma
(right) and sister, Dortha Irene Worsham, ca 1917, from Ancestry.com, 2007.
Dortha Irene Worsham b 1
Dec 1914 Bixby, Tulsa, OK. Dortha m 1st)
Kennedy b 23 Mar 1914 Texas & d 11 Dec 1990 Clearlake Oaks, Lake, CA.
Dortha m 2nd) Roy
Isaac Smith Jr. 1953 Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. Roy b 22 Mar 1921 Greenwood Co,
KS & d 23 Jan 1988 Portland, Multnomah, OR.
Dortha d 8 Feb 1989 Hillsboro,
Washington, OR. (death cert: 89-03673)
Photo of Dortha
Irene Worsham & William Thomas Kennedy ca 1932 (left), Roy Smith (right) "Roy broke
horses and worked on a ranch as a young man" & Dortha (right) in 1972, all
from Ancestry.com, 2007.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124. John L Worsham b Jun 1830. John L. Washum
had 35 acres of improved land worth $500 in the 1870 Agriculture Census of Scott
Co., AR. He also had 2 mules, 2 milch cows, 4 other cattle, 20 swine, Wheat,
Indian corn, cotton, 100 pounds of butter & 50 lbs honey. Next to him is
Pleasant Allen who had 12 acres of land, 2 horses, 1 mule, 1 milch cow, 4 other
cattle, 10 swine, Indian corn, 50 pounds butter, 10 bushel Irish potatoes.
According to Arkansas Land Records John L. Worsham had 80 acres of land in Scott
Co. AR on 1 Nov 1880 in Sec 32 Twp 2 North, Range 27 W. John L. Worsham was a
Union soldier during the Civil War in Company E. Third Arkansas Cavalry. He
applied for an Invalid Pension in 1887. (1900 Census by Scott Co. Historical
& Genealogical Society p 131) In the Scott County Citizen Waldron, Scott Co,
AR, Fri, Jan 3, 1890, "John Worsham who spent the summer in California, has
returned and called on the Citizen Monday."
In the Scott County Citizen Waldron, Scott Co, AR, Fri, Jan 3, 1890, "John Worsham who spent the summer in California, has returned and called on the Citizen Monday."
John is named in the
Scott Co AR Civil War Pension Applications of John W. McClain; "GENERAL
AFFIDAVIT State of Ark, County of Scott, SS: (Affidavit for Claim #440901, Perlina McClain, Widow
of John W. McClain, late of Co. E, 3rd Regt. Ark. Vols. Pension)
In the matter of Perlina McClain On
this 28 day of June A.D. 1895, personally appeared before me, a Justice of the
Peace in and for the aforesaid County, duly authorized to administer oaths, John
L. Worsham, aged 65 years, a resident of Cedar Creek in the County of Scott and
State of Ark. whose Post-Office address is Cedar Creek and Rebecca Worsham, aged
62 years, a resident of Cedar Creek in the County of Scott and State of Ark.,
well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who, being duly
sworn, declares in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That we were
personally acquainted with Daniel C. Cook and know that the said Daniel C. Cook
and Pelina McClain did live together as man and wife until his death at Little
Rock. We were personally acquainted with John Herrin, her second husband and
knew of the death of his first wife and the marriage of Pelina McClain and John
Herrin and his death and we were personally acquainted with John McClain, Pelina
McClains third husband, and we knew of the death of his wife, and the marriage
of John McClain and Pelina McClain, and also with the death of John McClain, her
last husband. There was no one of them ever divorced one from the other, that
Pelina McClain is now the widow of the last named husband John McClain who was a
soldier in the Co. (E) 3rd Regt. Ark. Cav. Vols. These statements contained in
this affidavit are made to James G. Sanders the person preparing the affidavit
orally from our own knowledge of the facts in the case on this the 28th day of
June 1895 at Cedar Creek and that in making the same we did not use and was not
aided by any written or printed statement or recital dictated by any other
person. Their postoffice address is Cedar Creek, Scott Co, Ark. They further
declare that they have no interest in said case and they are not concerned in
its prosecution. J.L. Worsham Rebecca (her X mark) Worsham R.F. Woodford J.C.
Herrin State of Ark., County of Scott, SS: Sworn to and subscribed before me
this day by the above-named affiant, and I certify that I read said affidavit to
said affiant, including the words "we were not aided" erased, and the
words [blank] added and acquainted them with its contents before they executed
the same. I further certify that I am in nowise interested in said case, nor am
I concerned in its prosecution; and that said affiants are personally known to
me and that they are credible persons. James G. Sanders Justice of the Peace
Certificate on File"
Also in the Scott Co AR Civil War Pension Files:
State of Ark} County of Scott} SS. In the matter of the Pension Claim No. 777198
of John P. Newborn Co E 3rd Regt Ark Cav, personally came before me, a Justice
of the Peace in And for aforesaid County and State John L. Worsham, aged 70
years, residing at Cedar Creek Ark well known to me to be reputable and entitled
to credit, who having been duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid
case as follows: I was well acquainted with John P. Newborn. I was first duty
Sergeant in Co. E, 3rd Regt. Ark. Cav. and know that he was a member of
aforesaid Co. was a faithful soldier on all occasions and at all times and by
reason of his age taken with the exposure of army life has rendered him unable
to make a support for himself and family by manual labor. This affidavit was
written by James G. Sanders from my oral Statement made to him [by] myself in
person at Cedar Creek on this 5 day of Oct 1900 and in making the same I do so
from my personal knowledge. My Postoffice address is Cedar Creek Scott Co Ark. I
further declare that I have no interest in the case, and am not concerned in its
prosecution. John L. Worsham"
On 12 Jul 1889, p 63 of the Scott Co. Citizen the following appeared: J. L.
Worsham of Cedar Creek sent the citizen four beets that beat Mr. Brigance's
beets at least in length as three of them measured 18" each. According to
the 1900 Census Rebecca had given birth to five children and only one of them
was still living. We feel sure that Serepta was one of ther five children.
Rebecca d prior to 1910 when John L. Worsham was a boarder in the household of
William R. and Nina (Forga) Allen. He was 75 years old, widow. He probably died
between 1910 & 1920 as he is not found on the 1920 census. No obituary or
tombstone has been found for either John or Rebecca Worsham (1900 Census by
Scott Co. Historical & Genealogical Society, p 131)
Jane Worsham m Pleasant Allen Oct 1869
Scott Co, AR. In the 1870 Park, Scott Co, AR cens. are Pleasant Allen age 24 b
AR m Oct 1869 farmer, Sarepata J age 18 b TN m Oct 1869, p621 are living
next to John L Washum family. In the 1880 Cedar, Scott, AR cens, Pleasant
Allen age 37 b AR farmer and his wife S. Jane age 30 b TN and children John W.
Allen age 10; Mary Allen age 6, Harmore A. (Harmon) Allen age 5; William R.
Allen 4 months b AR. According to CA death records, John Wesley Allen b
8/18/1870 AR, mother's name was Warsham & he d Monterey Co, CA 6/27/1954
age 83 yrs. According to Arkansas Land Records John L. Worsham had 80 acres of
land in Scott Co., AR on 1 Nov 1880 in Sec 32 Twp 2North Range 27 West. In the 1900 Cedar, Scott, AR cens, John W. Allen a widow is listed
as the grand son of John L. Worsham. Barbara Hale Reynolds, 2003, wrote:
"Pleasant was the postmaster at Cedar Creek from 20 Sep 1871 until the
post office there was discontinued in Mar 1872. When it was reinstated 29 Sep
1873 he was again postmaster until May 1874."
After Pleasant died, Mrs. Serepta
Allen m. Robert Woodford 18 Apr 1889 (Scott Co.,
AR Marriages Bk A, p 484) On 8 Jan 1891 at Waldron: Robert F. Woodford was
appointed guardian of William R. Allen, a minor with Securities of J. L.
Worsham & J. W. Herrin, filed 4 Jun 1897 (Letters of Guardianship blank.
(Records of Guardian's Letters & Bonds, Vol A, by Scott Co., Historical
& Genealogical Society, Waldron, AR, 1994, p 205) She d. prior to the 1900
census as Robert F. Woodford b Apr 1836, age 64, b OH, Widow is in the 1900
Cedar Twp., Scott Co., AR Census, #39/40 with dau. Clarry B. b Nov 1889, age
10; Mary b Mar 1872, age 28 D/L Widow 4 children 3 living; Arthur F. b Mar
1891, age 9 G/S; Earnest J. b Jul 1892 G/S; William R. b Oct 1895, age 4, G/S
& William R. Allen b Feb 1880 age 20 Step son) (1900 Census by Scott Co.
Historical & Genealogical Society, p 130)
Children: (Barbara Hale Reynolds,
2003 & 1900 census)
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.1.1. John Wesley Allen
b 18 Aug 1870 Scott Co, AR (10-1880) He m Maggie Romack on 14 Apr 1897 (Scott Co, AR
Marriages Bk B, p 355) He was age 26 & she was age 24. Maggie d 14 Feb
1898 & bur Parks Cem, Scott Co, AR. He was listed as grandson in the
household of John L. & Rebecca Worsham b Aug 1870, age 29, widow with his
dau, Maggie A. b Jan 1898 age 2. John m 2nd) Mrs. Sallie Sanford 8 Jul 1906
(Scott Co., AR Marriages Bk C, p 450) She was Sallie Gilbreath b 1882 who m
1st Elmer Sanford on 27 Oct 1900 (Scott Co., AR Marriages Bk B, p 532) John
& Sallie B. are on the 1910 Cedar Creek, Scott Co., AR census with the two
Sanford girls Rutha L b abt 1902 and Rutha L. Sanford b abt 1905) Sallie
Allen b 22 Jul 1883 d Mar 1973 Salinas, Monterey, CA is in the Social Security
death Index. John d 27 Jun 1954 Monterey Co, CA.
John & Maggie child:
A Allen b Jan 1898
John & Sallie child:
Allen b abt 1907
Allen "Mollie" b abt 1874 Scott Co, AR m W. W. Woodford 31
Jul 1890 (Scott Co., AR Marriage Bk A p 484) He was age 22. They went to Hot
Springs where he found employment as a ferryman on the scenic Ouachita River
which runs through the city. He died abt 1898 as Mollie and her three children
were listed on the 1900 census in the household of her father-in-law Robert F.
Woodford. She is said to have married 2nd) Charlie Wilson. They had a daughter
Lela Belle and Charlie Wilson disappeared with her when she was about three
years of age. Mollie went to Sallisaw, OK and m 3rd) Mr. Robinson. She d
1908, Sallisaw, OK. A report of her death was published in The Advance
Reporter on 28 Feb 1908: "H. A. Allen passed through Waldron Saturday enroute home at Cedar Creek from Sallisaw, OK where he had been to attend the
burial of his sister. His sister had been in poor health for some time before
her death." (1900 Census by Scott Historical & Genealogical Society
pp 124 & 130 & Biography of William Robert Woodford in Scott Co., AR
pub by Waldron News, Waldron, AR, 1989 p 224)
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.1.2.A.1. Arthur F. Woodford
b Mar 1891 m Laura Carter 11 Nov 1917. Laura b. Feb 1900 d/o Wiley J. Carter
& Matilda Phillips. Lauraís mother died at or soon after her birth and
she was raised by her aunt & uncle, Sarah and Zeb Miller of Parks.
Arthur & Laura went to Tulsa where he worked in the oil fields for the
Cosden Company . He died there of pneumonia on 8 Nov 1918 and is bur at Rose
Hill Memorial Park. He and Laura had no children. (1900 Census by Scott
Historical & Genealogical Society p 130)
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.1.2A.2. Ernest J. Woodford
b Jul 1892 never married and is bur at Sallisaw, OK. In the Biography of William
Robert Woodford, it was stated he was bur at Seminole, TX.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.1.2A.3. William Robert Woodford
"Bill" b 8 Oct 1895 & d 25 Dec 1966 at Dumas, AR and is bur at Tyro
in Desha County nearby. He m Delphia E. Watts d/o John Isaac Watts & Elizabeth
Shores 9 Feb 1917 (Scott Co. AR Marriages Bk E, p 13) b 1901. Bill and
Delphia joined his brother & family in Tulsa for work in the oil fields.
Bill and Delphia returned to Cedar Creek & lived for a time on the
Bunyard Place near the Narrows then in the war years, Bill took his family
to Dumas where he lived out his days. Their children were Lela Gertrude m
Glen Watkins; Mildred Beatrice m. Lyle Earl Brassfield, Jr; Elmer Ernest m.
1st Lucille Kendricks and 2nd) Bernadyne Aston; Pauline Audine m. Ralph C.
King & Willadean Wilma m. Alois H. Moritz (1900 Census by Scott
Historical & Genealogical Society p 130 & Biography in Scott Co, AR
History pub by Waldron News, 1989 p 224) In the Biography, it was stated
that the children of Pleasant & Serepta Allen lost their parents early
in life and were aided and comforted by Sereptaís sister, Rebecca &
John L. Worsham (Washum) (Note: Rebecca was her mother, not her sister) who
had settled together in the early days of Cedar Creek, around 1870,
acquiring about a section of land. After Pleasant died, his sons and Grandpa
Worsham built a substantial house, still standing just north of the present
Little Cedar Creek bridge, the house subsequently occupied by the families
of Starlin Blackwell and Quentin Laird. Part of the land acquired lay west
of Little Cedar Creek and extended to the south foothills. It has been said
that Pleasantís untimely death was caused by drinking impure water from
Albert Allen b Feb 1875, Scott Co, AR m Mary Adelaide Sanders 3 Feb
1900 (Scott Co, AR Marriage Bk B, p 484) She was b 9 Dec 1867 d/o James Gray
Sanders & Sarah E. M. Cowsert. They are in the 1900 Cedar Township #36/37.
He was b Feb 1875 age 25 & Mary A. b Dec 1868, age 31. He 30 Aug 1953
Scott Co, AR & Mary d 5 Mar 1959. Both are bur Pilot Prairie Cem., Scott
Co., AR (1900 Census by Scott Historical & Genealogical Society, p 125)
G Allen b 12 Feb 1901 m. Etha Mae Black b 8 Sep 1904 d/o Alty Black
& Lana Bailey. They had two children Billy Gene & Sally Jane Allen.
Harmon d 17 Apr 1974 & Etha d 17 Nov 1974. Both are bur Pilot Prairie
Glen Allen b 10 Jul 1903 m. Josephine Franklin b 14 May 1903 d/o
Francis Gaines Franklin & Susan A. Whisenhunt. Children: Albert Francis
b & d 29 Oct 1937 & Addie Sue Allen.
R. Allen b Feb 1880, Scott Co, AR. In 1900 he was in the household of
his step-father Robert F. Woodford. He m Henrietta Forga "Nina" 27
Jan 1909. He was age 29 & Henrietta was 15. (Scott Co, AR Marriages Bk D, p 50) She
was b Apr 1894 d/o Henry M Forga & Martha Susan Holcombe. They
were in the 1910 Cedar Twp census, p 15. He is age 30 & Ninnie is age 16.
Living with them is John L. Worsham age 75, boarder but he was Williamís
grandfather. William d 1917 Little Rock, AR & Nina d 1958.
Allen b 1910 d 1998. She m Charlie Edward Carter b 1900 and d 1986.
Both are bur Cedar Creek Cemetery. Children: Billie Dean Carter m B. H. Angel
& Charlie Edward Carter, Jr. "Bud" m Winnie Wagoner.
Ruby Bertha Allen b 20 Apr 1912 d 22 Jan 1960. She m Alfred
Frederick Herrin "Fred" who was b 8 Feb 1905 & d 13 Oct 1973.
Both are bur Cedar Creek Cem. Children Billy Ray Herrin m Norma Davis; Lora
Mae Herrin m J. V. Smalling; Gary W. Herrin m. Deanna Mumma & Larry
Allen "Dick" m Norma Bates. Children: Joe Allen, Linda
Allen, Solly Allen, Jerry Allen, Phillip Allen, Will Allen & Nina Rose
Amanda C Worsham b 20 Nov 1854 Greene Co, MO (5-1860;
16-1870) She m Henry Hutson Stephens "Hut"
abt 1872 Scott Co, AR. Henry b Apr 1848 Cumberland Co, NC s/o Redding
Stephens and Eliza Holliman both of NC. He was listed in the
1850 Cumberland Co, NC census age 2. He was listed in the 1870 Park twp.,
Scott, AR census age 21 & living with his parents, residence 22, page 3.
They are in the 1880 Gravelly Hill, Yell Co, AR census with their two
oldest children Marion Addison and Rebecca. In 1889 Henry and Amanda moved
to Twp 12 in the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Indian Territory where they
remained and raised their family. (Doyle Stephens, 2006) They are in the
1900 Twp 12, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory. He was b Apr 1850 m. 28
years b NC. Amanda b Nov 1850 m. 28 years 7 children 6 living. Their
daughter Rebecca was living with them with the last name of Ross b. Jan 1878
age 21 with her son Mose Ross b May 1896 age 4. The census taker made a
mistake and listed the other Stephens children as Ross. They are in 1910 McKey,
Sequoyah, OK census as H. H. Stevens age 60 b SC & Mandia age 55 b MO, m 38 yrs, 9
children & 7 living. Children in the home were Hettie Stevens age 17 b OK & Lovey
Stevens age 13 b OK. Amanda d 28 Nov 1919 Sequoyah Co, OK & Henry d Nov 1929
Sequoyah, OK both are bur Sallisaw City Cem., Sequoyah, OK. (Headstone states Amanda b
20 Nov 1851)
Children: (Doyle Stephens,
Marion Addison Stephens b 1 Jul 1876 Scott Co., AR (1880;
1900; 1910; 1920) m Bertie Elnora Temple, d/o
James Temple and Mary Madden, 14 Feb 1900 Crawford
Co., AR. Bertie b 24 Sep 1881 Rudy, Crawford, AR d/o James Temple and Mary
Madden. He d 1939 Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK & she d. 1952 Sallisaw, Sequoyah,
Children: (Doyle Stephens,
Edna Yvonne Stephens b 7 Dec 1901 Sequoyah, OK (8-1910)
m 1st) Walter Lee 22 Nov 1922 & 2nd) Frank Graham 21 Feb 1926. She d 8 Jun 1992 Vian, Sallisaw, OK
Graham children: Frank Edward
Graham; W. Paul Graham; Mary Evelyn Graham
Bessie Stephens b 1908.
Golda Milton Stephens b 18 Oct
1910, Sequoyah, OK,
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.1.4. Obed James Stephens b 25 Dec
1914, Sequoyah, Ok & d 1982.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.2. Rebecca Stephens b 20 Nov 1879,
Yell Co., Arkansas; d 4 Feb 1948, LA m 1st) Ross, m 2nd) Frederick N Griffith. He was
b 1880 & d 1 Mar 1939.
Child with Ross is:
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.2.1. Moses Ross b Feb 1896, d
1914 Sallisaw Ok.
Children with Frederick Griffith:
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.2.2. Kenneth Griffith b 1908
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.2.3. Stanley Griffith b 1911 OK, d
Feb 1973 Vivian, Caddo LA.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.2.4. Wiley Griffith "Peaches"
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.3. Mabelle Stephens
b Dec 1882 Yell Co, AR; d Tulsa, Ok. She m Tom Barnes b.
Children with Tom Barnes are: (Doyle Stephens, 2008)
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.3.1. Mann Barnes.
Febie Barnes b 1906 OK.
Femie Barnes b 1906 OK.
Turner Barnes b 1908 OK.
Collin Barnes b 1910 OK.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.3.8. Selma Barnes b 1915 OK.
Thelma Barnes b 1915 OK.
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.4. Oscar Lewis Stephens b
31 Jan 1886 Yell Co., AR; d. 5 Aug 1959 Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK. He m Mattie Stewart 3 Jul 1905 Sequoyah, Sallisaw OK, d/o William
Stewart and Henrietta Fry. She was b 13 Dec 1886 in Sequoyah Co., Indian Territory & d
19 Jun 1977 Sallisaw, Sequoyah, OK.
Children: (Doyle Stephens,
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.4.1. Infant Stephens b 1906, d
1906, Sallisaw, OK.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.4.2. William Lewis Stephens b 9 May
1907 Sallisaw, OK; d 22 Jan 1994 Sallisaw, OK.
Giltia Trixie Stephens "Katherine"
b 31 Aug 1909 Sallisaw, OK; d 2004 Tulsa, OK.
Opal Dorothy Stephens b 16 Feb
1911 Sallisaw, OK; d 3 Mar 1995, Sallisaw, OK.
Ted Isaac Stephens b 15 Oct
1913 Sallisaw, OK; d. 24 Jul 2003 Sallisaw OK.
Katie E Stephens b 15 Apr 1915
Sallisaw, OK; d 5 Feb 1995 Tulsa, OK.
Mildred Stephens b 31 Jul 1917
Sallisaw, OK; d 5 Dec 1934 Sallisaw, OK.
Maxine Stephens b. 4 Sep 1919
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.4.9. Oscar Lewis Stephens
Jr. b 2
Oct 1921 Sallisaw, OK; d 13 Aug 1995 Sallisaw, Sequoyah OK.
Herman Elbert Stephens b 23
Sep 1923 Sallisaw, OK.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.4.11. Geraldine Stephens b 19 May
1925, Sallisaw, OK; d 2004, Tulsa OK.
J. D. Stephens b 19 Jul 1926
Sallisaw, OK; d 17
Sep 2004, Muskogee, OK
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.4.13. Sterling Parnell Stephens
Feb 1929 Sallisaw, OK; d. 28 Jul 2004 Tulsa OK.
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.5. Charley Stephens b Oct 1888 Yell Co., AR; d. Calif.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.6. Hettie Stephens b
Jan 1894 Indian Terr.; d. 11 Feb 1976 Sallisaw, OK. She m
Frank Douglas Sparks 17 Jul 1909, son of John Sparks and Mary Brummlow. He was b 3 Jan
1890 in AR & d 2 Aug 1943 Sallisaw, OK.
Children: (Doyle Stephens, 2008)
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.6.1. Fannin Franklin Sparks b 28 Mar 1913, d 3 Apr 1980
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.6.2. Lady H Sparks "Bug" b 1915; d
22 Mar 1991 Sallisaw, OK.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.6.3. T. Broadie Sparks b 1917; d
10 Mar 1980 Alameda, CA.
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.6.4. Leland Jackson Sparks b 1918,
d 1919 Sallisaw, OK.
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.6.5. Archie Boy Sparks b 1923, d
1924 Sallisaw, OK.
Frida Sparks b 1929.
18.104.22.168B.22.214.171.124.2.6.7. Ima Sparks b 1933; d 25 Jun
1957, Sallisaw, OK
126.96.36.199B.188.8.131.52.2.6.8. Ida Dean Sparks b 1936
184.108.40.206B.220.127.116.11.2.7. Lovely Stephens b 3 May 1897
Indian Terr; d 4 Feb 1915 Sallisaw, OK.
A Worsham b abt 1857 m William Henry Holland.
They are listed in the 1880 Scott Co, AR census, family 139 living next door to
John and Rebecca Worsham, family 138. She is age 21 & Henry is age 24. A
Mattie Holland b 1862 d 1896 is bur at Parks Cemetery at Parks, Scott Co, AR.
William H. Holland Family are listed in the 1900 Cedar Twp, census #34/35. He
was b Dec 1857, age 42, widow with William W Holland b Apr 1883 age 17; Leathey
M Holland b Aug 1888 age 11; Purley L. Holland b Aug 1893 age 6. (1900 Census
by Scott Historical & Genealogical Society, p 131)
Joseph F Holland b abt 1878 (2-1880)
Holland b abt 1880 (2 months)
Warren Holland b Apr 1883 m Esther Plummer 14 Jan 1909. He was age 24
of Cedar Creek & Esther was 21 of Cedar Creek (Scott Co, AR Marriages Bk
D, p 26) They were listed on the 1910 Cedar Twp, Scott Co, AR census with
one son, Robert P age 5 months. Williamís sister, Letha was living with the
Letha M Holland b Aug 1888 m Clark Robertson 9 Nov 1913. Letha was age
23 & Clark was 22 (Scott Co, AR Marriages Bk D, p 403). He was b 26 Mar
1891 s/o Dr. Lucien Kimblin Robertson & Virginia Caroline McCraw of Parks.
Letha & Clark are on the 1920 Cedar Creek census with children: True
Robertson b abt 1915; L. K. Robertson b abt 1918 & Tom Robertson b abt
1920. Clark Robertson d 17 Jul 1949 and Letha d 24 May 1982. Both are bur at
the Parks Cem. (1900 Census by Scott Historical & Genealogical Society, p
Lillian Holland b Aug 1893. She was listed with her father &
stepmother on the 1920 census as 26 years of age and single.
B Worsham b 26 Oct 1860. On 30 Aug 1889 the following appeared in the
Scott Co. Citizen: " Mr John B Worsham left last week for Redding, CA
where he goes for his health & on 1 Nov 1889: J. B. Worsham of Cedar Creek
who went to California a few months ago writes from Redding, California Oct
18th, I have gained twelve pounds during my stay here. I think that I can come
home by spring." d 9 Nov 1890 & bur Parks Cem., Parks, Scott Co, AR.
"No marriage record found but a Mrs. Luretta M. Worsham age 27 of Cedar
Creek m P. M. Brakebill age 47 of Waldron on 12 Sep 1893" (Scott Co. AR
Marriage Bk B, p 169). She may have been the widow of John. (1900 Census by
Scott Historical & Genealogical Society, p 131) In the 1900
Pottsville, Pope Co, AR, Peter M. Brakebill b Sep 1845 and his wife Lauretta M
b Oct 1866 Iowa. Her children from her first mrg to John were listed as Peter's
step children: Ray Worsham b Feb 1887 AR & Robert E. Worsham b May 1889 AR.
In the 1910 Bell Co, TX cens. is Peter M. Brakebill age 64 TN, wife Loretta M
and stepson Robert E Worsham age 20 AR.
Worsham b 3 Feb 1887 of Scott, AR, d 5 Apr 1975 Belton, Bell, TX. He m
Hattie Ardell b 3 Dec 1890 & d 6 Dec 1983 Belton, Bell, TX. They had a son Ray
Worsham who m Annie Laurie Land.
E Worsham b May 1889 Scott, AR. In 1910 he lived in Bell Co, TX.
Worsham b abt 1836 Monroe Co, TN s/o Joseph Worsham & Amanda Melvina Lewis
(14-1850; 24-1860) Because Joseph Worsham d in 1834 (See 18.104.22.168B.1.1.3. Page 141) It is
believed his name is actually Marion Gill who m
Jarusha Yates Sep 1854 Monroe Co, TN. Marion was probably
raised by Amanda Melvina & therefore, was listed as a Washam in the 1850 District 2,
Monroe Co, TN & 1860 Pond Creek, Greene Co, MO census records. Living next door to Amanda
Washam in the 1850 District 2, page 47, dwelling & family #649 is the John & Eliza Yates
family in dwelling & family #650 who has a daughter, Jerusha age 16 b NC. In the Jul 1860
Woodstock, Schuyler Co, IL, P O Box Rushville census, dwelling 740 & family 745 dated July
1860 is Marion Gill age 25 b TN, wife Gerishia (Jerusha/Jarusha) age 26 b NC and children:
Nicholeson (Nicholas) Gill age 5 b IL & Mary Gill age 2 b IL. The John & Eliza Yates
family is also listed in the 1860 Rushville, Schuyler Co, IL census, dwelling 2918 &
family 2923. It looks like Marion went to visit the Washam family in June of 1860 and was
in Schuyler Co, IL by July 1860 to be included in the census.
According to Andrea Gill Patterson, 2004,
Marion Gill was b in Bledsoe Co, TN, served in the 10th ILL Cavalry during the Civil War &
d 22 Aug 1864 in a hospital at Little Rock, Arkansas. In The Schuyler Citizen, 28 Sep 1864
was this death notice:
"Died - Mr. Marion Gill - we
are sorry to learn of his death of this place. He died of congestive chill in hospital
at Little Rock, Arkansas, on the 22nd August, after a short illness. He was a member of
the 10th Ill. Cavalry. Mr. Gill leaves a wife and two children here. It is very sickly
Emaline Jarusha Yates was b 31 Dec 1834 NC d/o
John Yates & Eliza Guy, m Marion Gill Sep 1854 Monroe Co, TN (Source: Widow's Pension
Andrea has an original letter from Isaac Lewis
from Schuyler Co, IL to her ggrandfather, N Gill. (1904) Isaac was County Clerk in
Schuyler Co writing about some land transaction, but went on to talk about his mother" who
lived in Missouri."
22.214.171.124B.1.2. John Worsham
b 1774 Montgomery Co, VA m Martha Worsham, his cousin. Descendants lived in Russell Co, VA; Sullivan Co, TN; Jefferson Co, TN; Chariton Co, MO; Madison Co, NC. (Page 149)
126.96.36.199B.1.2.1. Jefferson Washam b abt 1802 of
Pittsylvania, VA & d 1850 Carroll, MO. He m Rebecca Elkins
b abt 1805 Sullivan, TN and d abt 1844 Washington, VA. Rebecca was the dau of Larkin Elkins & Catherine Odell.
Know all men by these presents
that we Jefferson Washam and Rebekah Washam formerly Rebekah Elkins, Alfred Millard and
Martha Millard formerly Martha Elkins and Hugh Millard husband of Nancy Millard dec`d
formerly Nancy Elkins which said Rebeckah, Martha, and Nancy were testamentary heirs of
their grandfather William Odle dec`d in consideration of the sum of One Hundred dollars
to us in hand paid by Jesse Elkins (interlined above: to the ---Jefferson Washam Thirty
three and third dollars Alfred Millard $33.33) (that is) Thirty (insert above: three)
and one third dollars to the said Hugh Millard at or before the sealing and delivery of
confirmed and by these presents do bargain sell and confirm to the said Jesse Elkins and
his Heirs etc. forever all the right to the interest and claim which we as heirs of said
William Odle my right title interest and claim in the said Negro to the said Jesse
Elkins and his heirs etc. forever and we the said Jefferson Washam, Alfred Millard and
Hugh Millard for ourselves and our heirs etc all our right title interest and claim of
in and to the said Negro Ben to the said Jesse Elkins and his heirs etc. against
ourselves and our heirs and every other person will forever warrant and defend by these
presents. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 23 day of
June 1834 signed sealed and delivered in the presence of S/Elkanah Millard, S/Thomas
Millard, S/ Alfred Millard seal, Martha (her mark) Millard, Jefferson Washam seal,
Rebbecah Washam seal, Hugh Millard seal.
Sullivan County, Tennessee Deed Book 18, p 465, 18 Jan 1850:
We Rebecah Washam, Jesse Elkins, Hugh Millard, Alfred J. Millard,
Martha Millard, Abigail Elkins, Christian Elkins, Daniel Elkins, Arthur Morton, Icy
Morton and Thomas Elkins all of the county of Sullivan and State of Tennessee do
relinquish and quit all wright title claim and interest in and to the undivided intrust
of Catharn Elkins, dec'd, her undivided land lying in district No 3d on the south side
of Holston River and bounded by the lands of Thomas Odell, Caleb Morrell, and others it
being a part of the land of Edmond Morrell, dec'd. We the above mention named persons do
relinqish all right above mentioned for the sum of fifty dollars to us in hand paid by
the said William Odell. Signed and delivered in the presents of us this 18th January
There is no positive
evidence that following Washington Worsham is a son of Jefferson Worsham.
Washington Worsham or Worthington Washam may have also been
named Walter b 1830. He m 1st)
Elizabeth Banning. In the Linn Co, MO mrgs is
Washington Washam m Eliza Banning 19 Feb 1852, Alfred S Caswell, JP. She is
Elizabeth, age 26 IL, in the 1860 Chariton Co, MO cens. He m 2nd) Mary Elizabeth McCollum b 21 Sep 1860 Linn Co, MO d/o David McCollum & Martha Baker.
(Velma Lee Windsor, 2000) Washington probably d before 1886 as his wife Mary
Elizabeth m 2nd) Clark Mills abt 1886. They are in the 1900 Lingo Township,
Macon Co, MO cens (p226) as Clark Mills b May 1872 MO, Lizzie b Sep 1864 MO m
14 yrs and had 5 child with 4 living. Children in 1900 were: Gertie b Nov 1890
MO, Arthur W 1b Nov 1884 MO, Luther W b Sep 1886 MO, and Norah May b May 1893
MO. Arthur and Luther were children from her first marriage to Washington
Washam. In the 1910 Marcelin, Linn Co, MO census, p 221 are: Clark Mills age 35
& his wife Lizie M is age 40 md 2 m 21 years with daughter Nora M Mills
age 17, Arthur Washam age 24 step son. Also dau Gertrude L. Rusher age 19 &
her husband Charles Rusher age 25 m 3 years. In the 1920 Marceline, Linn, MO
cens. (ED 87, p8A) are C. Mills age 52 b MO coal miner & Lizzie age 60? b
MO. In 1930 Marceline, Linn, MO census (ED 22) they are listed: Clark Mills age 59
b MO md age 21, Lizzie age 65 b MO m age 15, son in law Charles Rusher age 49 b
MO m 21, dau Gertrude age 39 b MO and grandchildren. Mary d 9 Oct 1946 Marceline, Linn, MO & bur Mt. Olivet
Cem, Marceline, MO.
Her obit is in the Beckham County Democrat 3 Jan 1929, page 1, col. 1:
On last Fri, Dec 28th, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. Armourtrout at
Manhatten, KS and took her dear mother Mrs. Martha A. Cupp. Mrs. Cupp was very
well known here she having lived at Erick eleven years. She was born Mar 31,
1855. Married J. H. Cupp in 1872; to this union was born ten children, her husband and
4 children having preceded her in death. She had been visiting her daughter, and
while there took sick, which developed into pneumonia and she only lived a few
days. All was done that loving hands could do, but as she had already lived her
three score and ten years, God called her to Him. She was converted at an early
date and lived a faithful consecrated life. She was a member of the First
Baptist Church here. Her body was shipped back to Erick, Saturday and funeral
services was held at the Baptist Tabernacle, Sunday, Dec 30, 1928. She leaves
two daughters and four sons to mourn her departure, namely W.W. Cupp, of
Excelsion Springs, MO; Mrs. C.L. Redburn of Hutchinson, KS, C. Z. Cupp of Erick;
Mrs. C. W. Armourtrout of Manhatten, KS; C. M. Cupp of Meridian, Oklahoma, and L. H.
Cupp of Erick."
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206A.3. John William Worsham b 27 May 1857
Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO. His last name is spelled Washam in the 1880 & 1900
Chariton Co, MO Census. He d 1 Oct 1923 Chariton Co, MO bur Prairie Hill Cemetery,
Wayland Twp, Chariton, MO. He m 1st) Lydia Frances Campbell instead
of Letitia. John m 2nd) Alice May Cook b 17 Sep 1882 White
Cloud, Doniphan, KS d/o John William Cook & Pheabe Sinclair. Alice was previously m to
Henry F Kemper (Alice Evatt, 2006)
John & Lydia children:
Finis James Washam was James Finis Worsham. He is as he is Finis J. in the 1900 Census with his parents and their last name is spelled Washam. He was age 22 in the 1900 Census instead of age 12. He m
abt 1904 Lucy Bell Witherspoon. (Teresa McCollum, 2000) Lucy b abt 1888 & d 24 Mar 1968
Multnomah, OR. They are in the 1910 Columbia, Boone Co, MO census as Finis and Lucy age 22 & 1920 Spokane, Spokane, WA cens, as James F Washam, age 42 MO, & Lucy B age 32 MO. James d. 25 Mar 1953
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168A.3A.1.1. Ruby Washam b 19 Apr 1905 Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO, d 24 Aug 1995 Portland,
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199A.3A.1.2. Lucy Mae Washam b 24 Oct 1909 Columbia, Boone, MO, d Sep 1992
Portland, Multnomah, OR, m Winston McKinley Therrel.
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206A.3A.1.3. James Finis Washam b 10 Jan 1912 Clifton, MO, d 12 Jul 1976 Portland,
Multnomah, OR, m Helen.
220.127.116.11B.18.104.22.168A.3A.1.4. Raymond Washam "Ray" b 5 Apr 1914 Williston, Williams, ND, d. Jul 1976 Portland,
Multnomah, OR, m Jessie.
Lena Hazel Washam b 13 May 1916 Williston, Williams, ND
Dorothy Lily Bell Washam b 17 Jan 1919 Hillyard, WA.
Melvin Lawrence Washam b 26 Jun 1921 Spokane, WA, d 6 Dec
1994 Umatilla Co, OR, m Norma Irene b 8 Jun 1930, d 27 Aug 1990 Marion Co,
22.214.171.124B.126.96.36.199A.3A.1.8. Harold Laverne Washam b 14 Dec 1925 Portland, Multnomah,
OR m Jocelle DeCamp & he d 15 May 2004. Published in the 20 May 2004
WASHAM, HAROLD L. ''BUD'' Who Was Bud? My first glimpse of the world
came on a stormy night at 11:47 p.m. the 14th of December, 1925. I had the usual childhood mumps, measles, chicken pox and colds. My Mom was a very loving type of a lady, she patted all of us on the heads (I had four brothers and four sisters), she said that I will call you BUD, because you are the flower of the family. A few years later, my Dad explained many things to me. One of the things he told me was the reason Mom called you BUD was because your are a blooming idiot. My Dad was a loving person. One hot summer day he moved my bed out into the garage, I thought it was very nice, a lot cooler. But the next day when it was time for all to have breakfast, my end of the table was cut off with a saw. Dad was planning on a rough winter I just knew. So at the age of 12 years a friend Ed Macmillan and a nephew, Bob Beeman, decided that it was time to see some of the world and we took a freight train from the Brooklyn yards near the Eastmoreland Golf Course to California; the fruit picking would be good for us and make a buck or two. The train stopped in Weed, California. It was not one of our best stops because the local police department asked us if we would like to stay with them for about 30 days and have some peanut butter and jelly sandwiches...a healthy diet. Of course we immediately declined, and took the next train in a reverse direction. My parents were only somewhat happy to see us, but more unhappy due to having more clothing and feeding to do again. So I went to Commerce High School which is now Cleveland. I forgot to tell you that I did graduate from Creston Grammar School (not thrown out as you might believe by now). At Commerce I got a job as assistant custodian which means broom pusher. I worked in the afternoons when all the others had gone home or to the ball games. After a few wild experiences during those lovely years, I thought that being 17 years old in 1942 felt patriotic and would join the Navy and help stop all those Axis submarines. Instead they put me in a dive bombing squadron aboard an aircraft carrier, the U.S.S. Randolf. After a few thrilling and occasionally sad events, I landed in Atlanta, Georgia Naval Air Station for a stint as a chief aircraft mechanic. In 1945 at the age of 19 I got married. In 1947 I took an early discharge from the Navy and returned to Portland to set things on fire with all my abilities to handle anything that came along. I wound up as the main and only employee of B & L Sales, a war surplus outfit on the corner of S.E. 82nd Ave. and Ramona Street. Now known as Al's Shoe store. I got a lot of clues as to what some of the G.I.s did not get. By then things were not what they should have been with my home life and a divorce was coming on. But not to worry as I found the most beautiful and wonderful woman in the world: JOCELLE!!! And conned her into marriage. That was in 1952. Love is a wonderful thing but you cannot live on it alone so off to the labor market I went. The overhead door business was very good then, however things slowed down in 1966. I went to work in the paper business for Crown Zellerbach as a fork lift driver then working my way up the so called ladder of success. In 1988 I took advantage of being a young mind in a fast depleting body...I told them to put their paper where it was most needed. As I write this I want you all to know that life is, was and can be an exciting and frustrating thing, and that you all were the best friends that JOCELLE and I could ever have. Thank you for being there for US. Love to all...Enjoy. A service will be held today, May 19 @ 1 pm, Portland Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a reception @ Pogo's, 6707 SE
188.8.131.52B.184.108.40.206A.3A.1.9. Elmer Eugene Washam "Gene" b. 3 Jul 1928 Portland,
Viola Frances Washam. This picture taken 5
Sep 1950 in Urbandale, Missouri of Viola was posted at
in 2007 and titled:
Great Grandma Goes Swimming,
"As the story goes this was Viola Washam Cupp's (1880-1956) 70th birthday and the first
time she had ever gone swimming."
John & Alice children:
Raymond Edward Washam b 14 Nov 1910 Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO d 26 Oct 1948
Chariton Co., MO (Missouri Death Certificates) m Mary Allen
6 Jun 1931 Randolph Co., MO. (Missouri Marriage Records) Mary b 20 Mar 1917 Randolph
Co, MO d/o Henry Allen & Cora Brooks. Mary d 5 Nov 1970 Randolph Co, MO. (Nancy Thomas
& Verna Washam, 2009) Raymond is bur. Fairview Cem, located 5 miles southwest of
Bynumville, MO, Served in WWII Mo Pvt. 3706 AAF Base Unit. (Chariton, MO Cemetery
Records, Vol II)
Children: (Nancy Thomas & Verna Washam, 2009)
Evelyn Louise Washam m Richard
Lois Jean Washam b 24 Jan 1934 Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO
& d 31 Oct 1941.
Norman Edward Washam b 10 Mar 1937 Prairie Hill,
Chariton, MO d 14 Mar 1937 Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO. (Moberly Monitor)
Anita Faye Washam m Lavelle
Katherine Ann Washam m Jack E Reed.
Charles Marion Washam m Verna Faye
Estill Washam b 8 Jul 1913 Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO, d 17 May 1961 Mt. Vernon,
Lawrence, MO. Bur McCurry Cemetery, Bynumville, Chariton, MO m Mildred
Lavada Welch 26 Jun 1936 Salisbury, Chariton, MO. Mildred b 22 Dec 1916 Colome,
Tripp, SD d/o Fred Welch & Sarah Maude Delaney.
Children: Roberta Beatreas Washam;
Alice Ada Washam; Donald William Washam; John Edward Washam; Ronald Fred Washam; Thomas
Lewis Washam; Neva Ruth Washam; Robert Phillip Washam.
May Washam b 26 Jul 1916 Prairie Hill Chariton, MO, d 10 Mar 1976 m David Lou Fox 2 Mar 1932 Salisbury, Chariton, MO
Christine Washam b 31 Aug 1921 Prairie Hill, Chariton, MO m Eugene Fletcher 5 Sep 1937 Salisbury, Chariton, MO
James Alexander Washam. According to his Death Certificate, he was b. 23 Sep 1859
s/o Watt Washam & Mary E. Banning.