Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY Willis Perry BRINKLEY Letha BRINKLEY Mini tree diagram

Mollie Mae WHITESELL1,6,2,7,5,3,4

24th May 18941,2,3,4 - 7th Jun 19761,3,4

Life History

24th May 1894

Born in Texas.1,2,3,4

13th Jul 1913

Married Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY in Her name on the marriage record is spelled Whitsell.7

5th Oct 1914

Birth of son Willis Perry BRINKLEY in Texas.1,2,8

about 1916

Birth of daughter Letha BRINKLEY in Texas.1,2

before 1935

Divorced from Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY in Texas.2

29th Feb 1964

Death of Jeffie Clarence BRINKLEY in Los Angeles County, California.4,3

7th Jun 1976

Died in Orange County, California.1,3,4

after 7th Jun 1976

Buried in Bell Gardens, Los Angeles, California.5


  • One or two genealogies reprot her last name as Whitesell, without any documentation.

    My cousin Marion Mixon reports that his sister has found rmarriage records for Moillie and Jeffie on FamilySearch.  The place and date fit with records in 1918 and 1920 reporting them in Parker County.  The name on this record is spelled Whitsell. A couple of genealogies that have her maiden name spell it Whitesell.

    Jeff Brinkley
    Marriage to Spouse's Name Mollie Whitsell
    13 Jul 1913  Parker County, Texas
    --  "Texas, Marriages, 1837-1973," ref 4 p 86, index, FamilySearch, accessed 28 Jul 2014,

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 12 January, Weatherford Ward 1, District 61, page 10A, 207 Ft Worth Street, Hse #177, Fam #208
    Brinkley, Jeff C Head Rents M W 29 TX TX TX Laborer, Railroad
    Brinkley, Mae  Wife F W 24 TX TX TX
    Brinkley, Willis P Son M W 5 TX TX TX
    Brinkley, Letha  F W 3 TX TX TX

    I have not found Mollie Mae and Jeff int eh 1930 census.  The 1940 census record tells us they divorced before 1935.  She and her two children are reported living in Gainesville, Texas, in Cooke County near the Red River border with Oklahoma.  The census says they were in the same place in 1935.  So she and Jeff divorced and she moved before 1935.

    She is reported here, not as Divorced, but as a Widow!  Also both the children are reported as Divorced, even though Letha is reported with her maiden name.

    1940 Federal Census, Cooke County, Texas, 15 April, Gainesville Ward 2, District 41-3, page 11A, East Belcher St, Hse #259, Rents $16
    Brinkley, Mollie M Head F W 45 Widowed [Shoudl be Divorced] Grade 7 b Texas same place in 1935 No Occup [b abt 1895]
    Brinkley, Perry Son W 25 Divorced Grade H3 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1885]
    Scott, Letha Dau F W 22 Grade H3 b Texas same place in 1935 [b abt 1860]

    Marion Mixon, My cousin and coresearcher, has been in touch with Brinkley family members reconstructed this side of the family, his direct lineage.  He reports that Mollie married William Jake Johnsons some time after 1940.  She died in California, according to her granddaughter.

    Mollie Whitesell Brnkley
    Marriage to William Jake Johnson
    aft 1940 in California
    -- Marion Mixon, "Mollie Mae Whitesell,"

    Searching under this marreid name, I found what appears to be Mollie's Califronia death record in Orange County, California.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Mollie M Johnson
    Birth 24 May 1894 Texas
    Death 7 Jun 1976 Orange County
    Social Security #462093508

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Mollie Johnson
    Born 24 May 1894
    Died Jun 1976
    Last Residence Bell, Los Angeles, California 90201
    SSN 462-09-3508 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    Mollie Whitesell Brnkley Johnson
    Burial aft 7 Jun 1976
    Bell Gardens, Los Angeles County, California
    --  Glenda Farrell, granddaughter of Mollie Whitesell, Los Angles County, California, through Marion Mixon


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