Ellen Gregory

F, b. 1897, d. 1902
Father*Jesse Hiram Gregory b. c 1860, d. 10 Sep 1921
Mother*Emily Jane Tanner b. 8 Mar 1861, d. 31 Dec 1916
Census DateLocation
23 June 1900Golconda, Pope, IllinoisEllen Gregory was listed as a daughter in Jesse Hiram Gregory's household on the 1900 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED59. Dwelling 278.

Cecil Gregory

M, b. 1905
Father*Jesse Hiram Gregory b. c 1860, d. 10 Sep 1921
Mother*Emily Jane Tanner b. 8 Mar 1861, d. 31 Dec 1916
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCecil Gregory was also known as Thomas Cecil.
Census DateLocation
19 May 1910Golconda, Pope, IllinoisCecil Gregory was listed as a son in Jesse Hiram Gregory's household on the 1910 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
19 February 1920Golconda, Pope, IllinoisCecil Gregory was listed as a son in Jesse Hiram Gregory's household on the 1920 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.2
     In 1955 Cecil is married and has two children, one daughter 18, and a son, 12.3

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED83. Dwelling 299.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED101. Dwelling 210.
  3. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, page 155.

Kate Wallace

F, b. June 1866, d. after 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationKate Wallace was also known as Katie.
Married Name9 January 1890As of 9 January 1890,her married name was Tanner.
Married Namecirca 1909As of circa 1909,her married name was Miller.
Census DateLocation
1910Cairo Ward 5, Alexander, IllinoisKate Wallace was listed as wife in Edward Miller's household on the 1910 Census at Cairo Ward 5, Alexander, Illinois.2
1920Memphis Ward 18, Shelby, TennesseeKate Wallace was listed as a boarder with the Sam Baker family on the 1920 Census at Memphis Ward 18, Shelby, Tennessee; also with son Ralph Tanner.3
     Kate Wallace had 1 with 1 living in 1900 children.

Children of Kate Wallace and Thomas L. Wootten Tanner

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, vol A-1/ page 0140 license 00001022.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Cairo Ward 5, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1374243.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Memphis Ward 18, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1764; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 661.

(?) Tanner

M
Father*Thomas L. Wootten Tanner b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 9 Sep 1935
Mother*Kate Wallace b. Jun 1866, d. a 1920

Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr.

M, b. 5 September 1893, d. 5 July 1952
Father*Thomas L. Wootten Tanner b. 16 Jul 1865, d. 9 Sep 1935
Mother*Kate Wallace b. Jun 1866, d. a 1920
  • Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. was born on 5 September 1893 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • He was the son of Thomas L. Wootten Tanner and Kate Wallace.
  • Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. married Sarah Aydelott on 22 February 1924 at Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
  • Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. witnessed the burial of Thomas L. Wootten Tanner on 10 September 1935 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois; funeral held in Sikeston, Missouri.
  • Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. died on 5 July 1952 at age 58.
  • He was buried after 5 July 1952 at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
Census DateLocation
1910Cairo Ward 5, Alexander, IllinoisRalph Gerald Tanner Sr. was listed as a step-son in Edward Miller's household on the 1910 Census at Cairo Ward 5, Alexander, Illinois.1
1920Memphis Ward 18, Shelby, TennesseeRalph Gerald Tanner Sr. was listed as a boarder (with Kate Wallace) in Sam Baker's household on the 1920 Census at Memphis Ward 18, Shelby, Tennessee; also with son Ralph Tanner.2
17 April 1930District 2, Shelby, TennesseeRalph Gerald Tanner Sr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at District 2, Shelby, Tennessee.3

Child of Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. and Sarah Aydelott

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Cairo Ward 5, Alexander, Illinois; Roll: T624_230; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0010; FHL microfilm: 1374243.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Memphis Ward 18, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1764; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 168; Image: 661.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED79-168. Dwelling 214.

Sarah Aydelott

F, b. 26 November 1899, d. 26 November 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name22 February 1924As of 22 February 1924,her married name was Tanner.
  • Sarah Aydelott was born on 26 November 1899 at Tennessee.
  • She married Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr., son of Thomas L. Wootten Tanner and Kate Wallace, on 22 February 1924 at Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
  • Sarah Aydelott witnessed the burial of Thomas L. Wootten Tanner on 10 September 1935 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois; funeral held in Sikeston, Missouri.
  • Sarah Aydelott died on 26 November 1975 at age 76.
  • She was buried after 26 November 1975 at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
Census DateLocation
17 April 1930District 2, Shelby, TennesseeSarah Aydelott was listed as wife in Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at District 2, Shelby, Tennessee.1

Child of Sarah Aydelott and Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED79-168. Dwelling 214.

Ralph Gerald Tanner Jr.

M, b. 20 January 1926, d. 30 August 1985
Father*Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. b. 5 Sep 1893, d. 5 Jul 1952
Mother*Sarah Aydelott b. 26 Nov 1899, d. 26 Nov 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRalph Gerald Tanner Jr. was also known as Jerry.
  • Ralph Gerald Tanner Jr. was born on 20 January 1926 at Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
  • He was the son of Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr. and Sarah Aydelott.
  • Ralph Gerald Tanner Jr. died on 30 August 1985 at age 59.
  • He was buried after 30 August 1985 at Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee.
Census DateLocation
17 April 1930District 2, Shelby, TennesseeRalph Gerald Tanner Jr. was listed as a son in Ralph Gerald Tanner Sr.'s household on the 1930 Census at District 2, Shelby, Tennessee.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED79-168. Dwelling 214.

Ada Boyd

F, b. 1881, d. 1954
Father*James E. Boyd b. c 1850
Mother*Ella (?) b. c 1855
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1925As of circa 1925,her married name was Tanner.1
  • Ada Boyd was buried at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • She was born in 1881 at Kentucky.
  • She was the daughter of James E. Boyd and Ella (?).
  • Ada Boyd married Levi Tanner, son of Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr and Martha I. McFarlin, circa 1925 After his first wife, Katherine's, death, he was married to Ada Boyd.1
  • Ada Boyd witnessed the burial of Thomas L. Wootten Tanner on 10 September 1935 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois; funeral held in Sikeston, Missouri.
  • Ada Boyd was buried in 1954 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • She died in 1954.
Census DateLocation
23 April 1930Massac, McCracken, KentuckyAda Boyd was listed as wife in Levi Tanner's household on the 1930 Census at Massac, McCracken, Kentucky.2

Citations

  1. [S1] AR
    "She personally got the information on the Mercer family from Naomi Mercer Niemann" Faye "Crotchett" Jones
    Mrs. G. E. Jones
    Morrilton, Genealogy Crotchett --- Tanner, page 157.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED73-19. Dwelling 374.

Tyre Samuel Vickers

M, b. 25 July 1852, d. 22 October 1919
Father*James Vickers d. b 1870
Mother*Jennie Ann Lewis b. c 1828
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationTyre Samuel Vickers was also known as Sam.
Name VariationTyre Samuel Vickers was also known as T. S.
Name VariationTyre Samuel Vickers was also known as Tyrus.
  • Tyre Samuel Vickers was born on 25 July 1852 at Pope, Illinois, also reported as Jul 1858.
  • He was the son of James Vickers and Jennie Ann Lewis.
  • Tyre Samuel Vickers married Nellie Tanner, daughter of Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr and Martha I. McFarlin, on 4 September 1895 at Pope, Illinois.1
  • Tyre Samuel Vickers died on 22 October 1919 at McCracken, Kentucky, at age 67.
  • He was buried after 22 October 1919 at Hastings Cemetery, Pope, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
1880Jefferson, Pope, IllinoisTyre Samuel Vickers was listed as a farmer with the Henry Burris family on the 1880 Census at Jefferson, Pope, Illinois.2
29 June 1900Jackson, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Jackson, Pope, Illinois.3
7 May 1910Jackson, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Jackson, Pope, Illinois.4
     T. S. Vickers, the 'Corn King' owned and operated a large flour mill and made Hamletsburg a buying and shipping point for huge loads of grain.

Children of Tyre Samuel Vickers and Nellie Tanner

Citations

  1. [S186] Illinois, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, volume A-1/page 0212 license 1948.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0243 Page Number 100D.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62. Dwelling 303.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED86. Dwelling 200.

Russell J. Vickers

M, b. 29 October 1898, d. May 1969
Father*Tyre Samuel Vickers b. 25 Jul 1852, d. 22 Oct 1919
Mother*Nellie Tanner b. 17 Jan 1871, d. 12 Mar 1904
Census DateLocation
29 June 1900Jackson, Pope, IllinoisRussell J. Vickers was listed as a son in Tyre Samuel Vickers's household on the 1900 Census at Jackson, Pope, Illinois.1
7 May 1910Jackson, Pope, IllinoisRussell J. Vickers was listed as a son in Tyre Samuel Vickers's household on the 1910 Census at Jackson, Pope, Illinois.2
     Russell J. Vickers obtained US Social Security Card at Michigan; last residence Spring Lake, Ottawa, Michigan. In 1955 married and lives in Detroit, Michigan.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62. Dwelling 303.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED86. Dwelling 200.

Anna Vickers

F, b. October 1897
Father*Tyre Samuel Vickers b. 25 Jul 1852, d. 22 Oct 1919
Mother*Nellie Tanner b. 17 Jan 1871, d. 12 Mar 1904
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationAnna Vickers was also known as Annie.
Married Namecirca 1917As of circa 1917,her married name was Decker.
Census DateLocation
29 June 1900Jackson, Pope, IllinoisAnna Vickers was listed as a daughter in Tyre Samuel Vickers's household on the 1900 Census at Jackson, Pope, Illinois.1
7 May 1910Jackson, Pope, IllinoisAnna Vickers was listed as a daughter in Tyre Samuel Vickers's household on the 1910 Census at Jackson, Pope, Illinois.2
3 April 1930Smithland, Livingston, KentuckyAnna Vickers was listed as wife in Eugene Decker's household on the 1930 Census at Smithland, Livingston, Kentucky.3

Child of Anna Vickers and Eugene Decker

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED62. Dwelling 303.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED86. Dwelling 200.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED70-1. Dwelling 37.

Eugene Decker

M, b. circa 1896
Census DateLocation
3 April 1930Smithland, Livingston, KentuckyEugene Decker was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Smithland, Livingston, Kentucky.1
     Eugene Decker lived in 1955 at Paducah, Kentucky.

Child of Eugene Decker and Anna Vickers

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED70-1. Dwelling 37.

William Smiley Watson Jr.

M, b. 28 August 1873, d. 28 December 1960
Father*William Smiley Watson Sr. b. c 1846, d. a Apr 1910
Mother*Nancy Elizabeth Hodge b. c 1843, d. b 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationWilliam Smiley Watson Jr. was also known as William H.
Name VariationWilliam Smiley Watson Jr. was also known as W. S.
  • William Smiley Watson Jr. was born on 28 August 1873 at Pope, Illinois.
  • He was the son of William Smiley Watson Sr. and Nancy Elizabeth Hodge.
  • William Smiley Watson Jr. married Estelle Tanner, daughter of Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr and Martha I. McFarlin, on 3 August 1904 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • William Smiley Watson Jr. witnessed the burial of Thomas L. Wootten Tanner on 10 September 1935 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois; funeral held in Sikeston, Missouri.
  • William Smiley Watson Jr. died on 28 December 1960 at age 87 William S Watson obituary.
    Carbondale Southern Illinoisan December 28, 1960 - William S Watson obituary
  • He was buried after 28 December 1960 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
25 June 1880Golconda, Pope, IllinoisWilliam Smiley Watson Jr. was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Sr.'s household on the 1880 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
22 April 1910Golconda, Pope, IllinoisWilliam Smiley Watson Jr. was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.2
10 January 1920Golconda, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.3
7 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois, living on Illinois Street.4
17 April 1940Golconda, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.5

Children of William Smiley Watson Jr. and Estelle Tanner

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0243. Page 125C. ED86. Dwelling 235.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED84. Dwelling 106. Second page missing from Ancestry.com (which likely includes children).
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED102. Dwelling 153.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-5. Dwelling 130.
  5. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Golconda, Pope, Illinois; Roll: T627_869; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 76-6.

William S. Watson Jr.

M, b. 2 July 1907, d. 21 July 2001
William S Watson Jr
Father*William Smiley Watson Jr. b. 28 Aug 1873, d. 28 Dec 1960
Mother*Estelle Tanner b. 2 Nov 1876, d. 17 Jul 1968
  • William S. Watson Jr. was born on 2 July 1907 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • He was the son of William Smiley Watson Jr. and Estelle Tanner.
  • William S. Watson Jr. married Lelie Rumsey Brown on 16 April 1948.
  • William S. Watson Jr. died on 21 July 2001 at age 94.
  • He was buried after 21 July 2001 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
10 January 1920Golconda, Pope, IllinoisWilliam S. Watson Jr. was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1920 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
7 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisWilliam S. Watson Jr. was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois; living on Illinois Street.2
17 April 1940Golconda, Pope, IllinoisWilliam S. Watson Jr. was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1940 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.3

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED102. Dwelling 153.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-5. Dwelling 130.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Golconda, Pope, Illinois; Roll: T627_869; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 76-6.

Edward Campbell Watson

M, b. 6 October 1909
Edward Campbell Watson
Father*William Smiley Watson Jr. b. 28 Aug 1873, d. 28 Dec 1960
Mother*Estelle Tanner b. 2 Nov 1876, d. 17 Jul 1968
Census DateLocation
10 January 1920Golconda, Pope, IllinoisEdward Campbell Watson was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1920 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
7 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisEdward Campbell Watson was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois; living on Illinois Street.2
17 April 1940Golconda, Pope, IllinoisEdward Campbell Watson was listed as a son in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1940 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.3

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED102. Dwelling 153.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-5. Dwelling 130.
  3. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Golconda, Pope, Illinois; Roll: T627_869; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 76-6.

Margaret Elizabeth Watson

F, b. 10 February 1914, d. 7 February 2008
Margaret Watson Reynolds
Father*William Smiley Watson Jr. b. 28 Aug 1873, d. 28 Dec 1960
Mother*Estelle Tanner b. 2 Nov 1876, d. 17 Jul 1968
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret Elizabeth Watson was also known as Mary.
Married Name16 February 1935As of 16 February 1935,her married name was Reynolds.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Watson was born on 10 February 1914 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • She was the daughter of William Smiley Watson Jr. and Estelle Tanner.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Watson married C. Ross Reynolds on 16 February 1935 at Metropolis, Illinois, also reported as 17 Feb 1936.
  • Margaret Elizabeth Watson died on 7 February 2008 at age 93 Margaret Elizabeth Watson Reynolds passed away February 07, 2008 with her family by her side at the Pope County Care Center in Golconda, IL. She was born on February 10th, 1914 to W.S. Watson and Estelle Tanner Watson in Golconda, IL. Her parents, an infant brother and two adult brothers William S. and Edward C. Watson preceded her in death.

    She graduated from Pope County High School in Golconda and attended Southern Illinois Normal College where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority. She received a teaching certificate and began teaching fifth grade in Golconda, IL.

    On February 16, 1935 she married then Johnson County States Attorney C. Ross Reynolds. He was elected 1st Judicial Circuit Judge in 1945 and served until his retirement in 1970. He was also appointed third district appellate judge by the Illinois Supreme Court. For fourteen years he served concurrently in the two roles. He passed away in 1986. They had two daughters, Mary Jane, former Johnson County States Attorney and Nancy Ross who died in infancy.

    Margaret is survived by her daughter Mary Jane Reynolds Webb, one grandson Ross Reynolds Webb and his wife Eleida and one great grandson Ross Anthony Salazar Webb.
    Other surviving Watson family members include her sister in law Eva Baker Watson, wife of Edward, nieces Suzanne Watson Traylor, Nancy Watson Talbot and Terry Talbot, and Caroline Pederson and Pete Pederson, great nephews Peter Pederson, Aaron Pederson and Cindy Pederson and great grand nephew Byron Pederson.

    She is also survived by step daughter Virginia Ann Reynolds Merrilees step granddaughter Jenny Jo Merrilees Burt and Brent Burt, step grandson Robert Merrilees and step great grandchildren Heather and Rebecca Burt, and Henry, Christen, and Thomas Merrilees.

    Margaret began her church service by teaching Sunday school in Golconda until she married. In 1935 she became a member of the 1st Methodist church in Vienna where she served as a Sunday school teacher, superintendent of the bible school, member of the board of trustees and member of White Shrine. She is fondly remembered by the generations of Vienna children who attended her Sunday school.

    As an active member of the community she served as president of the Vienna Women's Club, Quadri County Health Department and Vienna Home Builders. She was also past Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution. While her husband was president of the Drovers State Bank, Margaret initiated the bank's Christmas breakfasts which were popular not only with local residents but attended by many from across the Southern Illinois area.

    As her husband ran for election on the Republican ticket Margaret became active in Republican politics. She started by forming the first Republican women's clubs in several Southern Illinois counties including Johnson and Massac. She was Treasurer, 4th and 3rd vice president of the Illinois Federation of Republican Women. She served as a member at large of the IFRW for 2 years and was the Southern Illinois Coordinator for five years. Margaret was president of the Johnson County Republican Women's Club for many years and hosted fundraisers both political and charitable. Her fundraisers were very successful and attended by persons of note on both the state and national level.

    Margaret was a friend to Illinois governors Stratton, Thompson, and Edgar and has personally met presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, Ford, Reagan and both Bushes. She met with President Reagan in the Oval Office and had tea with Nancy Reagan in the White House. When President Reagan died she was interviewed by local TV news stations CBS and NBC. She attended George W. Bush's inauguration and ball and was a delegate to the 1992 Republican convention in Houston. At that time she was interviewed by Ted Koppel for the ABC news show Nightline.
    A crowning event for all her activities was her appointment by Governor Edgar to the Lincoln Academy Board of Trustees where she served for several years.
    She was a friend to all she met and dedicated her life to helping all who called upon her. She will be sadly missed by family and all the people whose lives she's touched.

    Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 10, 2008 at 2 PM at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, Illinois. A private entombment will be in the IOOF Cemetery in Golconda, Illinois at a later date. Rev. Lance Leeds will officiate. Eulogy provided by Kenneth Carter.

    Friends may call from 4 PM – 8 PM Saturday at the Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, Illinois.
  • She was buried after 7 February 2008 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
10 January 1920Golconda, Pope, IllinoisMargaret Elizabeth Watson was listed as a daughter in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1920 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
7 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisMargaret Elizabeth Watson was listed as a daughter in William Smiley Watson Jr.'s household on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois; living on Illinois Street.2

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED102. Dwelling 153.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-5. Dwelling 130.

Lelie Rumsey Brown

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name16 April 1948As of 16 April 1948,her married name was Watson.
     Lelie Rumsey Brown had zero children.

Eva Baker

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameDecember 1942As of December 1942,her married name was Watson.

C. Ross Reynolds

M

Jesse Edward Randolph

M, b. 18 May 1880, d. 31 October 1947
Father*John L. Randolph b. Feb 1840, d. a May 1910
Mother*Susan Jane Woods b. Feb 1848, d. 1929
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJesse Edward Randolph was also known as J. E.
  • Jesse Edward Randolph was born on 18 May 1880 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
  • He was the son of John L. Randolph and Susan Jane Woods.
  • Jesse Edward Randolph married Della May Tanner, daughter of Thomas Wootten Tanner Jr and Anna Eliza Rigor, on 23 November 1911 at Cairo, Alexander, Illinois.
  • Jesse Edward Randolph died on 31 October 1947 at Metropolis, Massac, Illinois, at age 67.
  • He was buried on 2 November 1947 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
June 1880Golconda, Pope, IllinoisJesse Edward Randolph was listed as a son in John L. Randolph's household on the 1880 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
26 June 1900Golconda, Pope, IllinoisJesse Edward Randolph was listed as a son in John L. Randolph's household on the 1900 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.2
3 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisJesse Edward Randolph was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.3
15 April 1940Golconda, Pope, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1940 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.4

Child of Jesse Edward Randolph and Della May Tanner

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0243 Page Number 126A.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED59. Dwelling 307.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-5. Dwelling.
  4. [S373] U.S. Federal Census 1940 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Golconda, Pope, Illinois; Roll: T627_869; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 76-6.

Edna Carrol Randolph

F, b. 17 July 1913, d. 13 April 1989
Father*Jesse Edward Randolph b. 18 May 1880, d. 31 Oct 1947
Mother*Della May Tanner b. 4 Nov 1886, d. 7 Jan 1963
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name24 June 1939As of 24 June 1939,her married name was Trimble.
  • Edna Carrol Randolph was born on 17 July 1913 at Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.
  • She was the daughter of Jesse Edward Randolph and Della May Tanner.
  • Edna Carrol Randolph married Barney Franklin Trimble II on 24 June 1939 at Presbyterina Manse, Paris, Union, Tennessee.
  • Edna Carrol Randolph witnessed the death of Della May Tanner on 7 January 1963 at Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky.
  • Edna Carrol Randolph died on 13 April 1989 at Golconda, Pope, Illinois, at age 75.
  • She was buried after 13 April 1989 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
Census DateLocation
3 April 1930Golconda, Pope, IllinoisEdna Carrol Randolph was listed as a daughter in Jesse Edward Randolph's household on the 1930 Census at Golconda, Pope, Illinois.1
     Edna Carrol Randolph obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Golconda, Pope, Illinois.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED76-5. Dwelling.

Barney Franklin Trimble II

M, b. 25 April 1913, d. 5 March 1991
  • Barney Franklin Trimble II was born on 25 April 1913 at Berry Ferry, Kentucky, also reported as Livingston county, Illinois.
  • He married Edna Carrol Randolph, daughter of Jesse Edward Randolph and Della May Tanner, on 24 June 1939 at Presbyterina Manse, Paris, Union, Tennessee.
  • Barney Franklin Trimble II died on 5 March 1991 at McCracken, Kentucky, at age 77.
  • He was buried after 5 March 1991 at IOOF Cemetery, Golconda, Pope, Illinois.
     Barney Franklin Trimble II obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence not specified.

Elisha E. Cope

M, b. 19 January 1871, d. 25 August 1947
Father*William Anderson Cope b. 1847, d. 1930
Mother*Amanda Winkler b. 25 Mar 1851, d. 19 Apr 1927
Census DateLocation
1880Hancock, TennesseeElisha E. Cope was listed as a son in William Anderson Cope's household on the 1880 Census at Hancock, Tennessee.1
5 June 1900Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, MissouriElisha E. Cope was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri.2
7 January 1920Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, living at 3715 Michigan Avenue.3
4 April 1930Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, living at 3715 Michigan Avenue.4

Children of Elisha E. Cope and Ada Victoria Rowland

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1259 Page Number 257A.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED116. Dwelling 102.
  3. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED199. Dwelling 124.
  4. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED 48-207. Dwelling 12.

Homer Allison Cope

M, b. 20 August 1894, d. February 1970
Father*Elisha E. Cope b. 19 Jan 1871, d. 25 Aug 1947
Mother*Ada Victoria Rowland b. Nov 1870, d. 17 Jan 1947
  • Homer Allison Cope was born on 20 August 1894 at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, also reported as Aug 1895.
  • He was the son of Elisha E. Cope and Ada Victoria Rowland.
  • Homer Allison Cope married Martha Rosseler in August 1921 at Los Angeles, California.
  • Homer Allison Cope died in February 1970 at age 75.
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, MissouriHomer Allison Cope was listed as a son in Elisha E. Cope's household on the 1900 Census at Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri.1
7 January 1920Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriHomer Allison Cope was listed as a son in Elisha E. Cope's household on the 1920 Census at Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; living at 3715 Michigan Avenue.2
28 April 1930Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriHomer Allison Cope was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.3
     Homer Allison Cope obtained US Social Security Card at Missouri; last residence Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri. He lived in 1955 at 623 W. 67th, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED116. Dwelling 102.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED199. Dwelling 124.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED48-117. Dwelling 823.

Hazel Vivanee Cope

F, b. 16 October 1896, d. after October 1948
Father*Elisha E. Cope b. 19 Jan 1871, d. 25 Aug 1947
Mother*Ada Victoria Rowland b. Nov 1870, d. 17 Jan 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationHazel Vivanee Cope was also known as Hazel J.
Married Name31 March 1920As of 31 March 1920,her married name was Radford.
Married Name23 October 1948As of 23 October 1948,her married name was Barton.
  • Hazel Vivanee Cope was born on 16 October 1896 at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Elisha E. Cope and Ada Victoria Rowland.
  • Hazel Vivanee Cope married Phillip H. Radford on 31 March 1920 at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.
  • Hazel Vivanee Cope married Victor A. Barton on 23 October 1948 at University City, St Louis, Missouri, after the death of Phillip Radford, Hazel married H. V. Barton of University City, St. Louis county, Missouri. Both are listed as widowed on the marriage license application.
  • Hazel Vivanee Cope died after October 1948.
Census DateLocation
5 June 1900Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, MissouriHazel Vivanee Cope was listed as a daughter in Elisha E. Cope's household on the 1900 Census at Kansas City Ward 10, Jackson, Missouri.1
7 January 1920Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriHazel Vivanee Cope was listed as a daughter in Elisha E. Cope's household on the 1920 Census at Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; living at 3715 Michigan Avenue.2
16 April 1930Slayton, Murray, MinnesotaHazel Vivanee Cope was listed as wife in Phillip H. Radford's household on the 1930 Census at Slayton, Murray, Minnesota.3

Child of Hazel Vivanee Cope and Phillip H. Radford

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED116. Dwelling 102.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED199. Dwelling 124.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED51-29. Dwelling.

Dorothy Ailene Cope

F, b. 20 April 1904, d. October 1974
Father*Elisha E. Cope b. 19 Jan 1871, d. 25 Aug 1947
Mother*Ada Victoria Rowland b. Nov 1870, d. 17 Jan 1947
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name17 March 1924As of 17 March 1924,her married name was Stake.
  • Dorothy Ailene Cope was born on 20 April 1904 at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.
  • She was the daughter of Elisha E. Cope and Ada Victoria Rowland.
  • Dorothy Ailene Cope married Bruce Standish Stake on 17 March 1924 at Columbia, Missouri.
  • Dorothy Ailene Cope died in October 1974 at age 70.
Census DateLocation
7 January 1920Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriDorothy Ailene Cope was listed as a daughter in Elisha E. Cope's household on the 1920 Census at Kaw Township, Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri; living at 3715 Michigan Avenue.1
     Dorothy Ailene Cope obtained US Social Security Card at Missouri; last residence Lake Worth, Palm Beach, Florida.

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED199. Dwelling 124.

Martha Rosseler

F, b. circa 1905
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameAugust 1921As of August 1921,her married name was Cope.
Census DateLocation
28 April 1930Kansas City, Jackson, MissouriMartha Rosseler was listed as wife in Homer Allison Cope's household on the 1930 Census at Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED48-117. Dwelling 823.

Phillip H. Radford

M, b. circa 1891, d. before October 1948
Census DateLocation
16 April 1930Slayton, Murray, MinnesotaPhillip H. Radford was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Slayton, Murray, Minnesota.1

Child of Phillip H. Radford and Hazel Vivanee Cope

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED51-29. Dwelling.

Dorothy Phyllis Radford

F, b. 3 June 1921, d. 13 January 1985
Father*Phillip H. Radford b. c 1891, d. b Oct 1948
Mother*Hazel Vivanee Cope b. 16 Oct 1896, d. a Oct 1948
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name31 March 1943As of 31 March 1943,her married name was Knickelbine.
  • Dorothy Phyllis Radford was born on 3 June 1921 at Slayton, Minnesota.
  • She was the daughter of Phillip H. Radford and Hazel Vivanee Cope.
  • Dorothy Phyllis Radford married Harry Knickelbine Jr. on 31 March 1943 at Slayton, Minnesota.
  • Dorothy Phyllis Radford died on 13 January 1985 at Escambia, Florida, at age 63.
  • She was buried on 16 January 1985 at Barrancas National Cemetery, Florida.
Census DateLocation
16 April 1930Slayton, Murray, MinnesotaDorothy Phyllis Radford was listed as a daughter in Phillip H. Radford's household on the 1930 Census at Slayton, Murray, Minnesota.1
     Dorothy Phyllis Radford obtained US Social Security Card at Minnesota; last residence Gulf Breeze, Santa Rosa, Florida.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED51-29. Dwelling.

Victor A. Barton

M, b. 16 August 1894, d. 2 March 1960
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationVictor A. Barton was also known as H. V.
  • Victor A. Barton was born on 16 August 1894 at Wilmington, Delaware.
  • He married Hazel Vivanee Cope, daughter of Elisha E. Cope and Ada Victoria Rowland, on 23 October 1948 at University City, St Louis, Missouri, after the death of Phillip Radford, Hazel married H. V. Barton of University City, St. Louis county, Missouri. Both are listed as widowed on the marriage license application.
  • Victor A. Barton died on 2 March 1960 at Los Angeles, California, at age 65.
     Victor A. Barton obtained US Social Security Card; as reported by California Death Index.