Asberry B HARKINS Mary HARKINS George M HARKINS John Dilling HARKINS Mary Golda ROCKWOOD Nancy C TERRY Mini tree diagram
Columbus Lee HARKINS

Columbus Lee HARKINS4,5,1,2,6,3

18641,2,3 - 30th Jul 19204,3

Life History

1864

Born in Georgia.1,2,3

27th Oct 1912

Married Mary Golda ROCKWOOD.3

30th Jul 1920

Died in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma.4,3

Knife wounds in prison

after 30th Jul 1920

Buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas.3

Notes

  • 1880 Federal Census, Platte County, Missouri, 1 June, CarrollTownship, District 92, page 5, Hse #44, Fam #47
    Harkins, Asbury W M 50 Laborer $200 Personal Estate NC NC NC
    Harkins, Nancy W F 43 Wife Keeping House SC SC SC
    Harkins, Columbus W M 16 Son GA NC SC

    The Harkins-Shield Genealogy fills out the facts about Columbus LeeHarkins.

    Columbus Lee HARKINS
    Birth 1864 in Georgia
    Death 30 JUL 1920 in McAlester, Pittsburg, Oklahoma
    Parents Asberry B HARKINS 1828-1916
    Nancy C TERRY 1843-1893
    Spouse Mary Golda ROCKWOOD b 1892
    --  Harkins-Shield,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11900634/person/-374832546

    In 1885, Columbus is recorded with his father and siblings in ParkerTownship of Montgomery County, Kansas.

    1885 Kansas State Census, Montgomery County, 1 March, Parker Township,page 6
    Asberry Harkins 56 M W Married Farmer b NC Moved to KS from MO [b abt1829]
    Nancy Harkins 48 M W married b SC Moved to KS from MO [b abt 1837]
    Dillen [John Dilling] Harkins 28 M W b Geo Moved to KS from MO Single
    George Harkins 25 M W b Geo Moved to KS from MO Single
    Columbus Harkins 21 M W b Geo Moved to KS from MO Single

    Note that since the age of Columbus reported here is only 5 years morethat in the 1880 census.

    In 1910, Columbus is enumerated as the Head of a household with twoboarders and a housekeeper, in Nowata, Nowata County, Oklahoma.  He isthe census enumerator, identified by his initials, C L.

    1910 Federal Census, Nowata County, Oklahoma, 25 April, Nowata,District 130, Sheet 7A, Hse/Fam #1
    Harkins, Columbus L  Head M W 46 Single GA NC GA Farmer Owns
    Bill, Charley  Boarder M Indian 29 3rd Marriage, Married 1 year OK OKOK Own Income
    Bill, Pearl M  Boarder F W 16 1st Marriage, Married 1 year IL MO IL
    Rockwood, Mary G  Housekeeper F W 20 Single IL MO IL

    rom the birth places, I will venture that Mary G Rockwood is the oldersister of Charley Bill's young 3rd wife Pearl M Bill.  And from theHarkins family genealogy above, we learn that olumbus married hisearlier housekeeper, Mary Golda Rockwood.

    In 1920, C L is in the State Penitentiary in McAlester, Oklahoma.  Ihave not discovered why he was in the penitentiary.

    1920 Federal Census, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, 5 January, McAlesterWard 1, District 207, page 3A, 2nd Street, State Penitentiary, Fam#214
    Harkins, C L  M W 55  GA NC GA Laborer, Brick Yard [b abt 1865]

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    Columbus Lee Harkins
    Birth 864 Georgia, USA
    Death Jul. 30, 1920 McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA

    There is no longer a stone at his gravesite.
    Columbus married Mary Golda Rockwood (b. 1892) 27 Oct 1912.
    The 1920 census shows him in the State Penitentiary in McAlester,Oklahoma, where he died of knife wounds.

    Parents:
    Asberry B Harkins (1829 - 1916)
    Nancy C Terry Harkins (1843 - 1893)
    Siblings:
    Mary Robertson (1861 - 1931) Half-sibling
    John Dilling Harkins (1897 - 1927) [This is his nephew, brother shouldbe 1860-1952]

    Burial Elmwood Cemetery, Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, USA

    Created by Beth Shields Jan 12, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #141239484,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=141239484
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Sources

  • 1. 1880 Federal Census, Platte County, Missouri
    • 1 June, Carroll Township, District 92, page 5, Hse #44, Fam #47
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    • 5 January, McAlester Ward 1, District 207, page 3A, 2nd Street, State
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Harkins-Shield,
  • 5. Evelyn Ford, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, August 2007
  • 6. 1885 Kansas State Census, Montgomery County
    • 1 March, Parker Township, page 6

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