John William MILLER Frances MILLER Jennie MILLER Mary Alice MILLER Josephine MILLER William Marvin MILLER Ellen MILLER Unknown CRABTREE Eldon J CRABTREE George Ervin CROSBY Leona D CROSBY Elsie F CROSBY Ray Carlton CROSBY George Ervin CROSBY Adelle CROSBY Fannie Joyce CROSBY Lucy MILLER Mary Minerva SCHNEIDER Mini tree diagram
Callie Donna MILLER

Callie Donna MILLER2,3,4,8,5,6

also known as Kelly MILLER7

23rd Aug 18802,3,4,5,6 - 21st Mar 19562,5

Life History

23rd Aug 1880

Born in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,3,4,5,6

about 1896

Married Unknown CRABTREE in Arkansas County, Arkansas.6

Jul 1897

Birth of son Eldon J CRABTREE in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,3,10,6

before 1900

Death of Unknown CRABTREE in Prairie Township, Arkansas, Arkansas.6

5th May 1902

Married George Ervin CROSBY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,8

about 1903

Birth of daughter Leona D CROSBY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,4

about 1905

Birth of daughter Elsie F CROSBY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.3,4

16th May 1907

Birth of son Ray Carlton CROSBY in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,4,11,12

13th Jan 1910

Birth of son George Ervin CROSBY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4,13,8

about 1912

Birth of daughter Adelle CROSBY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4

about 1915

Birth of daughter Fannie Joyce CROSBY in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4

17th Jun 1933

Death of son Eldon J CRABTREE.1

21st Mar 1956

Died in Rio Dell, Humboldt, California.2,5

after 21st Mar 1956

Buried in Colma, San Mateo, California.1

Notes

  • Kelly (Callie) and another sister Lucy are reported by Bertie LMcSwain, but are missing from the 1880 census.  Bertie did not knowfor sure where they are in the birth order.  Bertie did not providebirth dates but lists Lucy before Fannie and Kelly after Fannie.  Inthe 1900 census, both these daughters are in the household of theirfather John Miller.  Here we learn they were both born after 1880.Kelly appears as the widowed Callie Crabtree, age 17, with her sonElden (Eldon).  Lucy is age 15, and single.

    Their father is reported as Widowed, even though their mother is alsoreported in this census, living alone a few doors down, and alsoreported as Widowed!  So between the birth of Lucy in 1884 and the1900 census, John and Mary divorced.  Probably acrimoniously, sinceboth report in the 1900 census that they are widowed.  In the 1910census, John still reports he is a widower, while Mary is reported asdivorced!

    1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 27 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, page 19A, Hse #333, Fam #341
    Miller, John E (should be W) Head  W M Dec 1844 65 Widowed MS GermanyAL Farmer Owns
    Miller, Lucy  Dau W F Sep 1884 15 Single AR MS NY
    Crabtree, Callie  Dau W F Nov 1882 17  Widow 1 child/1 living AR MS NY
    Crabtree, Elden  Son W M July 1897 2  Single AR AR AR

    Paul Houston provides excellent details about Callie and her twomarriages.

    Callie D. Miller
    Birth 23 Aug 1880 in Arkansas, Arkansas
    Death 21 Mar 1956 in Rio Dell, Humboldt, California
    Parents John W. Miller 1844 - 1910, Mary Minerva Snider 1840 - 1932
    Marriage 1897 to Crabtree [died bef 1900 census]
    Son Elden Crabtree
    Birth Jul 1897 in Arkansas, Arkansas
    Death 17 Jun 1933
    Marriage to George Ervin Crosby 3 May 1902 Dewitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage record (Book K, page 199) list George's age as 35, and CallieCrabtree's age as 22. This would make George born in 1866 and Callieborn in 1879.
    Burial Mar 1956 Colma, California, Buried with Harry A. Newcomb's(Adele's husband) mother and father. Earl Huggard is stepson
    --  Paul Houston,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/14247745/person/81735309

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    G E Crosby
    Gender Male
    Age 5, Birth Year abt 1867
    Residence Dewitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Callie Crabtree
    Spouse's Age 22
    Spouse's Residence Dewitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage Date 5 May 1902 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 3 May 1902

    Paul also lists all Callie's Crosby children.

    Leona Lucille Crosby 1902 - 1988
    Elsie Muriel Crosby 1905 - 2000
    Ray Carlton Crosby 1907 - 1968
    George Ervin Crosby 1910 - 1988
    Adele Minerva Crosby 1912 - 1996
    Fannie Joyce Crosby 1915 - 2005

    The Family Search genealogy resource center has a genealogy reportingon the children of Callie and George Crosby.

    George Ervin Crosby
    BIRTH 1866 Searcy, White, Arkansas, United States
    Spouse Callie Donna Miller 1880-1956
    Children:
    Leona Crosby 1903-1988
    Elsie Muriel Crosby 1905-2000
    Ray C Crosby 1907-Deceased
    George Ervin Jr. Crosby 1910-1988
    Adell Crosby 1912-Deceased
    Fannie Joyce Crosby 1915-2005
    DEATH Unknown
    --  Family Search Tress,https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=9K8L-ZZT

    Additionally Paul reports that Callie married a third time to a mannamed Bell, with no further details.  But her California Death Record(see below) has her name as Bell.

    Another census provides Callie's middle name Donna, matching theinitial D in Paul Houston's genealogy.  But strangely she has thefirst name as Clara, even though on an accompanying photo the name isCallie.

    Clara Donna Miller
    Birth 23 Aug 1880 in Arkansas, Arkansas
    Death 21 Mar 1956 in Rio Dell, Humboldt, California
    --  Driscoll,http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/11952321/person/-364164994

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 23 May, LaGrueTownship, District 9, page 7A, Hse #94, Fam #95
    Crosby, George E Head M W 44 2nd Marriage Married 8 yrs AR NC TNFarmer Owns
    Crosby, Callie Wife M W 30 2nd Marriage Married 8 yrs 5 children/5living AR AR AR
    Crabtree, Eldon Son M W 12 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Leona Dau F W 7 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Elsie Dau F W 5 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Ray C Son M W 3 Single AR AR AR

    The marriage information here tells us that Callie married GeorgeCrosby in about 1902, matching the marriage record above, which hasthe date of 3 May 1902.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 February, LaGureTownship, District 12, page 11B,  Hse #238, Fam #248
    Crosby, George E Head Owns M W 59 Married AR NC TN  Farmer
    Crosby, Callie Wife F W 39 Married AR AR AR
    Crosby, Leona D Dau F W 16 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Elsie F Dau F W 15 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Ray H Son M W 12 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, George E Son M W 10 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Adell Dau F W 8 Single AR AR AR
    Crosby, Fannie J Dau F W 5 Single AR AR AR

    California Death Index
    Callie D Bell
    Death 21 Mar 1956 Humboldt, California, United States
    Birth 23 Aug 1880 Arkansas
    Gender Female
    Father's Name Miller
    Mother's Name Schneider
    --  FamilySearch, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VP64-M1T

Sources

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