John B OVERTON Pink GREEN Whoknows WHALEN Mary Emaline BLACK Mini tree diagram
Lois Cleo OVERTON

Lois Cleo OVERTON1,2,3,4,5,7,8,9,6,10

1st Dec 18991,2,3,4,5,6 - 24th Sep 19731,3,5,6

Life History

1st Dec 1899

Born in Prairie Grove, Washington, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6

9th Jun 1920

Married Pink GREEN in Ft Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.4,9,11

after 1925

Divorced from Pink GREEN in Santa Cruz County, California.8,11,9

after 1941

Married Whoknows WHALEN in Santa Cruz County, California

before 1948

Divorced from Whoknows WHALEN in Santa Cruz County, California

5th Apr 1968

Death of Pink GREEN in Fresno, Fresno, California.1,12,3

24th Sep 1973

Died in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California.1,3,5,6

After a long unspecified illness.

27th Sep 1973

Buried in Soquel Cemetery, Soquel, Santa Cruz, California.5,6

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Arkansas, 9 June, PrairieGrove Village, District 110, page 6A, Hse/Fam #114
    Overton, John B Head W M Mar 1861  39 Married 19 yrs  AR TN TN StoneMason Rents
    Overton, Mary E  Wife W F July 1862  37 Married 19 yrs  8 children/6living MO TN IL
    Overton, Maude E Dau W F Apr 1882  18 Single AR AR MO
    Overton, Johnny Son W M Aug 1884  15 AR AR MO Farm Laborer
    Overton, Henry L Son W M Dec 1886  13 AR AR MO
    Overton, Charles A Son  W M Feb 1890  10 AR AR MO
    Overton, Robert F Son W M June 1892  7 AR AR MO
    Overton, Lois C Dau W F Dec 1899  5mos AR AR MO

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Lois Overton
    Age 20, Birth Year abt 1900
    Residence: Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Oklahoma
    Spouse's Name Pink Green
    Spouse's Age 32
    Spouse's Residence Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Oklahoma
    Marriage 9 Jun 1920 Sebastian County
    Marriage License Date 9 Jun 1920

    An Overton researcher contacted me in 2011.  with information aboutLois that fills in some gaps.  This informs us that Lois and Pink weredivorced, and Lois remarried someone named Whalen.  She found Lois inseveral City Directories.

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    Lois Cleo Overton  born Dec. 1,1899 Ark. died Sept. 24,1973 SantaCruz, Cal.
    Marr 1.Pink Green June 9,1920 Ark. marr 2 __________Whalen

    1925 City Directories Santa Cruz, Calif.
    Lois Green  229 Hanover spouse Pink Green

    1941 City Directories Santa Cruz, Calif.
    Lois Green  430 Pacific Av. Cook   "stop Inn"

    [Divorced between 1941 and 1948]

    1948 City Directories Santa Cruz, Calif.
    Lois Whalen   Cook

    1959 Mrs. Lois Whalen  321 Raymond   Cook

    1960 Lois Whalen  Pacific Ave.

    California Death Index: Lois C.Whalen  born: Dec.1,1899 Ark. died:Sep. 24 1973 Santa Cruz,Calif.

    Died Monday : Lois C.Whalen, 73 native of Praire Grove Ark, diedMonday in a local convalescent hospital after a long illness.  A SantaCruz resident since 1927. She was a cook at various local restaurantsbefore retiring.  Private interment will be Soquel Cemetery, nosurvivors were listed.

    California Death Certificate
    Lois Cleo Whalen
    Usual residence: 1520 Pacific Ave
    Birth Dec 1,1899 Ark
    Death Sept 24,1973  9:00 AM La Casa Extended Care Hospital,  1115Capitola Road, County of Santa Cruz
    Last Occupation Cook, Last Employment The Avenue  Restaurant
    Father John B Overton   Mother Mary E
    Burial Soquel Cemetery, Ferguson Mortuary
    --  Email from Linda (Unknown) to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 10 April 2011
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    They were reported in they Muskogee City/County Directory in 1921,along with Pink's mother Susan Barnett Green and his brother Thomas.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Muskogee and Muskogee County, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1921, p 547
    (Phoenix Directory Company)
    Pink (Lois) Green farmer
    Susan (wid Jacob) Green
    Thomas Green

    With the critical clue of Lois' remarriage and her second married nameas Whalen, I was able to find these and other sources in new searches. The directory entry for 1925 also informs us that the first locationof Pink Green (and probably the rest of the family that moved with himto California) was Santa Cruz and they were there before the directorylistings in 1925.  Note that the short obituary above states that LoisWhalen had been a Santa Cruz resident since 1927, though she was inthe 1925 directory.

    The date of acquisition on the library copy of the Directory was 5June 1925.  I do not know when the actual compilation was made.  Butthis means that Pink and Lois were in Santa Cruz, California, sometimeat least in the first half of 1925.  No other members of the Greenfamily appear in the Santa Cruz directories.

    U.S. City Directories 1925
    Polk's Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, Calif.) City Directory
    Pink Green (Lois) Lab[orer]  Residence 229 Hanover
    (Library acquisition date 5 June 1925)

    In the 1930 census, Pink is in Fresno County, California, alone, butreported as married.  Lois was not found in the 1930 census.  Alllater records for Pink are in Fresno.

    In 1936 and 1941 Santa Cruz directories, Lois appears alone as LoisGreen.

    U.S. City Directories 1936
    Polk's Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, Calif.) City Directory
    (Library acquisition date 17 August 1936)

    U.S. City Directories 1941
    Polk's Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, Calif.) City Directory
    Green Lois  Cook Stop Inn  Residence 430 Pacific Av

    In 1948 Lois appears as Lois Whalen, with no husband.  She must havemarried and either divorced or been widowed between 1941 and 1948.

    U.S. City Directories 1948
    Polk's Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, Calif.) City Directory
    Whalen Lois  Cook  Residence 1001 Pacific Av

    U.S. City Directories 1959
    Polk's Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, Calif.) City Directory
    Whalen Lois  Cook  Round-the-Clock  Residence 321 Raymond

    U.S. City Directories 1960
    Polk's Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz County, Calif.) City Directory
    Whalen Lois  Residence 1109 Pacific Av

    Social Security Death Index
    Lois Whalen
    Born 1 Dec 1899
    Died Sep 1973
    Last Residence Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California 95060
    SSN 546-26-8346 issued California (Before 1951)

    California Death Index, 1940-1997
    Lois C Whalen
    Sex: Female
    Birth 1 Dec 1899 Arkansas
    Death 24 Sep 1973 Santa Cruz County
    Social Security #546268436

    California Death Certificate
    Lois Cleo Whalen
    Residence 1520 Pacific Ave
    Birth 1 Dec 1899 Arkansas
    Death 24 Sept 1973, 9:00 AM La Casa Extended Care Hospital, Santa CruzCounty
    Last Occupation Cook, Last Employment The Avenue Restaurant
    Father John B Overton, Mother Mary E
    Burial Soquel Cemetery [Soquel, Santa Cruz, California], FergusonMortuary

    Lois Whalen Died Monday
    Lois C Whalen, 73, a native of Prairie Grove, Ark., died Monday [24Sept 1973] in a local convalescent hospital after a long illness.
    A Santa Cruz resident since 1927 [but ref 1925 city directory], shewas a cook at various local retaurants before retiring.
    Funeral services will be Thursday [27 Sept 1973] at 10:30 am at theFerguson chapel, 212 Laurel St, with Dr Frederick C Robinsonofficiating.  Private interment will be in Soquel Cemetery.  Friendsmay call at the Ferguson Mortuary from 9 am to 9 pm Wednesday.
    No survivors were listed.
    --  Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz, California, Tuesday 25 September1973, page 22;  Clipping courtesy of Richard Stauff, Find a Grave

Sources

  • 1. Social Security Death Index
  • 2. 1900 Federal Census, Washington County, Arkansas
    • 9 June, Prairie Grove Village, District 110, page 6A, Hse/Fam #114
  • 3. California Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 4. Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900
  • 5. California Certificate of Death
    • First cited in Email from Linda (Unknown) to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 10
  • 6. Obituary of Lois Overton Green Whalen, Santa Cruz 1973
  • 7. California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968
    • Location: Collectionhttp://search.ancestry.com/browse/view.aspx?dbid=1249&pid=1321946422&iid=fresnocounty_10-0317&ssrc=pt_t31880704_p18141307630;
    • Fresno County, California, 1930
  • 8. Linda Unknown Email
  • 9. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Santa Cruz County, California, City Directory, 1925
  • 10. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Muskogee and Muskogee County, Oklahoma, City Directory, 1921, p 547
  • 11. 1930 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 18 April, Township 5, District 76, page 7A, Conejo Avenue, Hse #150,
  • 12. Obituary of Pink Green, The Fresno Bee, Sunday, 7 April 1968, page 3

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