James B CRISWELL William Thomas JONES Nixie JONES Clara JONES Herman JONES Syvella JONES Leona CRISWELL Robert Bryan CRISWELL Alice RAY Mini tree diagram

Ida Myrtle CRISWELL2,3,5,1,4,6,7

14th Dec 18942,3,1,4 - 7th Mar 19841

Life History

14th Dec 1894

Born in Arkansas.2,3,1,4

26th Aug 1920

Married William Thomas JONES in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,5

about 1921

Birth of daughter Nixie JONES in based on implied order of birth in reprot by Jimmy Jones.5

about 1923

Birth of daughter Clara JONES in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,9,7

29th Apr 1925

Birth of son Herman JONES in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.10,11,3,7,12,13

before 1930

Death of daughter Nixie JONES in Arkansas County, Arkansas.8

about 1935

Birth of daughter Syvella JONES in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.10

22nd Jan 1948

Death of William Thomas JONES in Arkansas County, Arkansas.14

7th Mar 1984

Died in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1

after 7th Mar 1984

Buried in Mt Pleasant Cemetery, Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas.1


  • Myrtle appears in 1900 as the child of James and Allice Criswell.  Sheis then found in the 1920 census at age 25.  She is not in the 1910census with her family.
    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Myrtle Criswell
    Age 25, Birth Year abt 1895
    Residence: Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name: W T Jones
    Spouse's Age: 45
    Spouse's Residence: Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 26 Aug 1920 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date: 26 Aug 1920

    The 1930 census reports that Ida Myrtle was married to W T (WilliamThomas) Jones.  Myrtle is reported as age 35, and first married at age25, indicating that they married in 1920.  This matches a report ofWilliam Thomas in the 1920 census, where he was reported as a widower. The census date in 1920 was 1 January, although William's householdwas enumerated on 10 February.  So we can determine that WilliamThomas married Ida Myrtle Criswell after 1 January 1920, and probablyafter February 1920,  (For more information, see Notes for WilliamThomas Jones.)

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, PrairieTownship, District 25, page 9A, Ethel and Chute Rd, Hse #155 Fam #156
    Jones, W T  Head  Owns M W 55  First married at age 20 AR VA USAFarmer [b abt 1885]
    Jones, Myrtle Wife F W 35  First married at age 25 AR AR AR FarmLaborer [b abt 1905]
    Jones, Thomas E Son M W 15 AR AR AR [b abt 1915]
    Jones, Levi Son M W 11 AR AR AR [b abt 1919]
    Jones, Clara Dau F W 7 TX AR AR [b abt 1923]
    Jones, Herman Son M W 4yrs 0mos AR AR AR [b March 1926]

    Because of the age and the information on the birth as analyzed above,we can tell that Levi here is the son of Thomas by his previous wifeCornie Cochran, born in March 1919.  (See also Notes for Levi EverettJones and Cornie Cochran.)

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 6A, Belleview Rd, Hse #94, Owns $2000
    Jones, Tom Head M W 65 Grade 4 b Arkansas same house in 1935 Farmer
    Jones, Myrtle Wife F W 45 Grade 6 b Arkansas same house in 1935Housekeeper
    - page 6B -
    West, Claria [Clara] Dau F W 17 Married Grade 8 b Arkansas same housein 1935 Housekeeper
    Jones, Herman M W 14 Single Grade 7 b Arkansas same house in 1935
    Jones, Sevella Dau F W 5 Single b Arkansas same house in 1935
    West, Willie Son-in-Law M W 26 Married Grade 7 b Arkansas same placein 1935


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