Rufus Asberry WEST H WEST Julia E WEST Lillie May WEST Rufus T WEST William Berry WEST Jesse B WEST William D GRIFFIN Rube J SHADWICK Opal Annie WEST Susan A BURKE Mini tree diagram
Belle Tennessee WEST

Belle Tennessee WEST2,3,4,1,5,6,7,7,8

2nd Jan 18952,3,4,1,5,6,7,7,8 - 1st Mar 19725,6,8

Life History

2nd Jan 1895

Born in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,3,4,1,5,6,7,7,8

1900

Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.1

1910

Resident in North Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.1

24th Dec 1916

Married William D GRIFFIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7

1920

Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.1

before 1920

Divorced from William D GRIFFIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

25th Mar 1923

Married Rube J SHADWICK in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7

1930

Resident in Prairie, Arkansas, Arkansas.1

Sep 1971

Death of Rube J SHADWICK in Ulm, Prairie, Arkansas.5,9

1st Mar 1972

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,6,8

Had been ill for 3 weeks prior to death

3rd Mar 1972

Buried in Chute Cemetery, St Charles, Arkansas County, Arkansas.5,6,8

Notes

  • 1900 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 19 June, PrairieTownship, District 7, Page 14B, House #240, Family #245
    West, Asberry Head W M Mar 1849  51 Married 21 years NC NC NC FarmerOwns Farm
    West, Susan A  Wife W F July 1856  43 Married 21 years  8 children/7living TN TN TN
    West, Belle T Dau W F Jan 1895  5 Single AR NC TN

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 29 April, NorthPrairie Township, District 12, page 5B, Hse/Fam #93
    West, R A Head M W 61 Married 32 years NC NC NC Farmer Owns [b abt1849]
    West, Susan Wife F W 53 Married 32 years 8 children/7 living TN TN TN[b abt 1857]
    West, Tennessee Dau F W 15 Single AR NC TN Farm Laborer [b abt 1895]

    Marriage records for Arkansas County report that Tennessee married W DGriffin in 1916.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    W D Griffin
    Gender Male
    Age 25, Birth Year abt 1891
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Tennessee West
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 21
    Spouse's Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 24 Dec 1916 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 21 Dec 1916

    However, we note that in the 1920 census, she is reported in herparents' home as Single, not divorced or widowed.  She married againin March 1923.  We have found no further record on W D Griffin.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 5 February, PrairieTownship, District 15, page 5B, Hse/Fam #99
    West, Asberry  Head M W 71 SC SC TN Farmer [born abt 1849]
    West, Susan Wife F W 64 TN TN TN [born abt 1856]
    West, Tennie Daughter M W 22  Single AR SC TN Farmer [born abt 1898]

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Tennie West
    Gender Female
    Age 26, Birth Year abt 1897
    Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name R J Shadwick
    Spouse's Gender Male
    Spouse's Age 25
    Spouse's Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 25 Mar 1923 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 23 Mar 1923

    Her name on her gravestone is Tenney C.  There is no reference to thename Belle, and I have seen nothing else to indicate what this C mightstand for.  When this name Tenney C is read, you can hear that theletter C is the spelling of the last part of Tennessee.  Tennie was anickname, of course, for Tennessee.  When said together Tennie-C makesthe name Tennessee.

    The genealogist providing this photo, T A Maffit, reports that thegrave is in the St Charles Cemetery.  However, Find a Grave reportsthat they are buried in Chute Cemetery, which is several miles southof St Charles, and east of DeWitt.  FaG gives the location of ChuteCemetery as DeWitt, but it is several miles east of DeWitt, south ofEthel.

    Gravestone of Rube J and Tenney Shadwick, St Charles Cemetery, StCharles, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Shadwick
    Rube J  1897 - 1971
    Tennie C  1895 - 1972

    Obituary of Tennessee Bell West Shadwick, DeWitt, Arkansas, widow
    Resident of DeWitt, Arkansas
    Born 2 January 1895 in Ethel, Arkansas
    Died in DeWitt Hospital, DeWitt, Arkansas, after 3 weeks illness
    Funeral Services 3 March at Essex Funeral Home (DeWitt)
    Burial in Chute Cemetery (on the Arkansas River southeast of StCharles.
    --  newspaper not noted, but appears to be the DeWitt Era-Enterprise,9 March 1972

    Tennessee Bell "Tennie" West Shadwick
    Birth Jan. 2, 1895 Ethel, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Death Mar. 1, 1972 De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Wife of, W. D. Griffin and R. J. Shadwick
    Daughter of R Asberry West & Susan A Burks West
    Burial Chute Cemetery, De Witt, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Lin May 02, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #69236197,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Shadwick&GSiman=1&GScid=53450&GRid=69236197&

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