James B CRISWELL Ida Myrtle CRISWELL Leona CRISWELL Living CRISWELL Lettie JENKINS Alice RAY Mini tree diagram

Robert Bryan CRISWELL1,2,4,5,3,6,7

11th Mar 19001,2,3,4,5,6,7 - UNKNOWN

Life History

11th Mar 1900

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

7th Nov 1920

Married Lettie JENKINS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4

Jun 1976

Death of Lettie JENKINS in Arkansas.8,9



Other facts


Birth of daughter Living CRISWELL


  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 June, PrairieTownship, Country Road, District 7, page 13B, Hse #219, Fam #293
    Criswell, James Head W M  Oct 1870  29  married 6 years  MS AL AL FarmLaborer
    Criswell, Allice Wife W F  Oct 1876  23  married 6 years  Borne 4children, 3 living  AR AR AR
    Criswell, Robert F  Son W M Mar 1900  2mos AR MS AR

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 18 April, PrairieTownship, Country Road, District 15, page 2A, Hse/Fam #18
    Criswell, James Head M W 39  2nd marriage, married 3 years  MS SC ALFarmer
    Criswell, Janie C Wife F W 32   2nd marriage, married 3 years  Borne 6children, 5 living  AR NC NC
    Criswell, Bryan R  Son M W 10  AR MS AR Farm Laborer

    Notice that the order of names here would be Bryan Robert.  InFebruary 2010, I found Robert's WWI Draft Registration, which recordshis name as Robert Bryan.  I will follow this name order over thecensus.  See the following notes on his signing the registration withthis name.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Robert Bryan Crisswell
    Residence St Charles, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Birth 11 Mar 1900 (place of birth not reported)
    Farmer, employed by J B Crisswell, also nearest relative, address StCharles
    Medium height, Slender build, Blue Eyes, Light Brown Hair
    Registration 19 July 1918 Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Signed Robert Brind Criswell

    This record helps us with the order of Robert's names.  I had surmisedfrom the census records that the name order was Bryan Robert, but haveadjusted to follow this record, which I will assume to be morefirst-hand information.  He signs the name in this order, though withthis spelling:  ROBERT BRIND CRISWELL.  This birth date helps with theexact date of birth.

    Note the spelling of his last name, which as far as I can tell, wasnever used by this Criswell family.  I did, however, find one earlylisting with this spellling in the funeral home records for one earlyCriswell.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 9 February, PrairieTownship, Country Road, District 15, page 6A, Hse/Fam #109
    Criswell, James Head M W 49  MS SC SC Farmer
    Criswell, Mattie Wife F W 53  AR AR AR
    Criswell, Robert Son M W 20  AR MS AR Farm Laborer

    Before the end of the year, Robert married Lettie Jenkins.  In theirmarriage record, his name is written (or transcribed by Ancestry) asCreswell.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Robert Creswell
    Gender: Male
    Age 21, Birth Year abt 1899
    Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: Lettie Jenkins
    Spouse's Gender: Female
    Spouse's Age 18
    Spouse's Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 7 Nov 1920 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 6 Nov 1920

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 14 April, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 4B, Public Road, Hse #68, Fam #69
    Chriswell, Robert Head W M  30  married at age 20  AR MS AR CottonFarmer
    Chriswell, Leta Wife W F  25  married at age 18  AR AR AR
    Chriswell, Alice  Dau W M 8 AR AR AR

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 16 April, Ethel,District 1-24, page 7A, Ethel Rd, Hse #97, Rents Farm, $20 value
    Crisswell, Robert Head M W 40 Grade 6 b Arkansas same house in 1935Cotton Farmer
    Butler, Leatta Wife F W 32 Grade 5 b Arkansas same house in 1935
    Butler, Alice Dau F W 18 Single Grade HS-3 b Arkansas same house in1935

    Robert's wife Lettie (Leattie) died in 1976 in Arkansas County.  Ihave not been able to find definitive death information about Robert.


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