Harvey LEE Earl BURCH Earl W BURCH Paul Ester BURCH Walter Jacob GREEN Eva Lee GREEN Walter Jack GREEN Walter Jacob GREEN R H GLORY Addie A Nomaiden LEE Mini tree diagram
Laurie Margaret LEE

Laurie Margaret LEE1,9,10,2,3,4,11,5,7,8,7

also known as Maggie Lee

13th Dec 18891,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 21st Oct 19543,1,5,6,7,8

Life History

13th Dec 1889

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

28th Sep 1907

Married Earl BURCH in Jasper, Joplin, Missouri.7,9,4

16th Apr 1911

Birth of son Earl W BURCH in Missouri.12,2,13

after 1914

Death of Earl BURCH in Oklahoma.2

17th Apr 1914

Birth of son Paul Ester BURCH in Fairland, Ottawa, Oklahoma.13,14,7

about 1921

Married Walter Jacob GREEN

10th Aug 1922

Birth of daughter Eva Lee GREEN in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.6,13,3,1

26th Feb 1924

Birth of son Walter Jack GREEN in Muskogee County, Oklahoma.1,3,7,15


Death of Walter Jacob GREEN in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.17,18

4th Nov 1925

Birth of son Walter Jacob GREEN in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, Oklahoma.16,1,3,10,7

about 1929

Married R H GLORY in Fresno County, California.3

after 1934

Death of R H GLORY in Fresno County, California.3,1

21st Oct 1954

Died in Fresno, Fresno, California.3,1,5,6,7,8

after 21st Oct 1954

Buried in Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno County, California.5,7

(most likely)

Other facts


Buried in Fresno, Fresno, California.6


  • Maggie is usually referred to as Maggie or Margaret.  Her name on thedeath certificate of her son Jacob is given as Laurie M. Lee, birthstate Missouri.

    Maggie Lee was married four times.  She was first married in Missouri,to Earl Burch, who died after the birth of their two sons, some timebefore 1920, when Maggie is enumerated as the wife of Walter JacobGreen in Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

    Ottawa County is in the northeast corner, bordering Arkansas andMissouri.  There was a third marriage later in life after she moved toCalifornia, to R H Glory.  It appears that she was also married afourth time, to a Schuchard, first name thought to be Robert.

    Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
    Earl Burch resident of Joplin, Jasper County, MO
    Spouse Name Maggie Lee resident of Joplin, Jasper County, MO
    License issued 28 Sep 1907 Joplin, Jasper County, MO
    Marriage solemnized 29 Sep 1907 Joplin, Jasper County, MO by Dyson [?]H Coon, JP
    Filed 9 [?] Oct 1907

    They were enumerated in the 1910 census in Jasper County, Missorui.

    1910 Federal Census, Jasper County, Missouri, 19 April, Twin GrovesTownship, District 82, Page 5A, Hse/Fam #92
    Burch, Earl Head M W 27 Marriage 2 Married 2 yrs MO US US [b abt 1883]
    Burch, Maggie Wife F W 19 Marriage 1 Married 2 yrs 14 Children/4Living MO MO MO [b abt 1891]

    Researcher Winnie Yandell has prepared several memorials on Find AGrave for Green family members.  The memorial of Maggie's son Jakegave us Maggie's maiden name before we found the above marriage toEarl Burch.  But some more helpful details there also help firm up thepicture of Maggie, naming her Maggie Lee Green.  (Lee is her maidenname, ref the marriage record above.)  This was the first indicationwe had of her first husband's name and provenance in Missouri.

    "I also talked to Robert A Schuchard in Bentwood, TN confirmingmarriage of his mother [Rose Mary Tunnell Shchuchard] to Paul EsterBurch. They had little are no contact with Paul or his family. Recordsshow she died as a Schuchard but I found no divorce record. I haveupdated my tree with research Bev and I have found with a comment onmy call to TN."
    --  Marion Mixon, email  to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 3 July 2015

    Jake Green was the son of Walter Jacob Green (1889-1925) and MaggieLee Green (1897-1952).

    He was one of three children: Eva Lee, Jack, and Jake. They were justbabes when their father died in OK, and their mother moved to centralCalif. before 1930, where she was in [the household] of herbrother-in-law, Pink Green, in 1930 Fresno census--and Jake was listedas "Junior."

    Family Tree says his mother, Maggie, married Earl Burch, in MO, andthere is a MO Marriage record to that effect. On Jake's funeral card,it says "Officiating: Rev. Paul Burch, brother [half-brother] of Mr.Green" and Dr. Orville Winters. Several Green family were pallbearers.His two siblings, Eva Lee and Jack are buried here.

    --  Find A Grave Memorial #73922002,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Green&GSiman=1&GScid=7983&GRid=73922002&

    Walter and Maggie appear in the 1920 census in Quapaw County,Arkansas, in the northeast corner of the state.  Her two Burchchildren are in the household.

    1920 Federal Census, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, 17 January, QuapawTownship, District 124, page 13B, Hse #254, Fam #285
    Geen, Water [sic = Walter Jacob] Head  Rents M W 32 OK IL OH ShovelerHines Mine
    Green, Maggie Wife F W 25 MO MO MO
    Burch, Earl Stepson M W 8 MO MO MO
    Burch, Paul Stepson M W 5 MO MO MO

    Walter Jacob Green died in 1925, according to famliy informationreported by Winnie Yandell in Pink Green's FAG memorial cited above.In the 1930 census, Maggie and here children are reported in thehousehold of Jacob's brother Pink Green and they have now removed toFresno County, California.  This was a dire economic time in theUnited States, and whole caravans of Oakies moved to California toseek relief.

    The following memorial on Pink Green has some details about hisbrother Walter and the family.

    "Another brother, Walter Jacob, had died in 1925 (OK) and the widowwith three small children were staying in [the household] with Pink inthe 1930 census, Fresno CA, Township 5. The three children--Eva L.,Jack, and Walter Jacob (Jake), are bur. in this cemetery as is Pink'sbrother, Thomas (Tom) Gilbert GREEN."
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #73346170,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=73346170

    This note in Pink's memorial by Winnie Yandell was the firstindication we had found and gave us new clues to find Oklahoma detailson Walter and Maggie, and renewed hope that we might find deathinformation about Walter and Pink's mother Susan A Barnett Green.  Thememorialist was also still looking for details, but thought that Susanhad moved to California with her sons Pink and Thomas.  This was laterconfirmed when another cousin researcher found Susan's short obituaryin a San Francisco newspaper.

    The three children named in Winnie's memorial above appear in thehousehold of Pink Green, who is reported as Maggie Green,sister-in-law.

    1930 Federal Census,  Fresno County, California, 18 April, Township 5,District 76, page 7A, Conejo Avenue, Hse #150, Fam #151
    Green, Pink Head M W 42 Married First married at 32 [but no wife inthe household] OK TN TN Farm Laborer
    Glory, Maggie Sister-in-law F W 35 First married at 34 [but no husbandin the household] OK MO MO
    Green, Eva Lee Niece  F W 7 OK OK OK
    Green, Jack Nephew  M W 6 OK OK OK
    Green, Junior Nephew  M W 4yrs 4mos OK OK OK [b abt Dec 1925]

    Some genealogies tell us Maggie's maiden name was Lee.  One providesgood information that appears to come from family sources.

    Her son Paul Ester Burch reported her name in his Social Securityrecords as Mary M Lee.  The initial M would match the name Margaret,but this is the only record with the name Mary for her.  Severalfamily references and records have her first name as Laurie.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Paul Ester Burch [Paul Ester Burch Sr] [Paul Burch]
    Birth 17 Apr 1914 Fairland, Ottawa County, Oklahoma
    Death Date Jun 1989
    Father Earl W Burch
    Mother Mary M Lee
    SSN 462125839
    Dec 1937 Name listed as PAUL ESTER BURCH; 28 Jan 1983 Name listed asPAUL ESTER BURCH SR; 10 Aug 1989 Name listed as PAUL BURCH

    Some genealogies (without documentation or comment) have reported athird marriage of Maggie to someone named Glory.  This is based on theentry of the surname Glory on her census record.  It appears for somereason the enumerator had put the line indicating ditto for her lastname (meaning Green, following Pink's entry), then corrected it to thesurname Glory for Maggie.  Subsequent information and records wediscovered seem to indicate that Maggie married R H Glory before the1930 census, it looks like only about 1929.  R H appears to be theirlandlord, and was involved in a land transcation with Pink and maybeMaggie also that seems to be a purchase.  But they lived next door toeach other, or across the street.

    In July 2015 another record was discovered that indicates he did notdie about the time of the 1930 census aa previously thought.  Therewas an entry at an expected rural Fresno address, next door to PinkGreen, for R H Glory.  This fits the living situation we have seen inpast records.  So in 1932, R H ws still living, still next door toPink Green.  In this case, Maggie probably reported herself to theenumerator as a widow in order to avoid the stigma or questionsrelated to a divorce.  No divorce record has been found.

    But Maggie does not appear under the name Glory or Green, and no othername is associated with the two rural box addresses for R H Glory or P(Pink) Green.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Fresno, California, City Directory, 1932, p 734-735
    Glory R H rt 7 Bx 219 (appears to mean Rural Route 7, Box 219, whichfits their living situation, p 734)
    Green P rt 7 Bx 218 (p 735)

    Maggie is reported as married, but there is no husband in thehousehold.  Could Maggie have already remarried (3rd marriage), butnot moved out of Pink's household yet?  SHe appears thereafter underthe name Glory.

    Another puzzle that might offer a possibility.  Note Pink's WWII draftcard below.  The person he says will always know his whereabouts isone R H Groly, whom we have not been able to find.  We might think itis an employer, but Pink reports as "Own Employer," which I take tomean "Self-Employed."

    WWII Draft Registration Cards
    Pink (None) Green
    Residence Corner of Golden Red and Whites Bridge, Kerman, Fresno,California
    Mailing Address Rt 1, Box 345, Kerman, Fresno, California
    Telephone None, Age 55
    Born 10 Dec 1886 Marietta, Oklahoma
    Name of contact R H Groly, Rt 1, Box 345, Kerman, Fresno, California
    Own Employer, Farm, Rt 1, Box 345, Kerman, Fresno, California
    Signed Pink Green

    Maybe the name Groly on the draft card should have been Glory.  I havenever heard either as a surname, and cannot find anything on either,under a variety of spellings I tried.  In some voter registrationlists there is a Maggie Glory, with no husband in the household, a fewbox numbers down the road from Pink.  It would appear that this isMaggie Lee Burch Green, widow of Walter Green.  It could be shemarried a man named Glory, who died before the 1936 rolls werecompiled.  The 1940 census reports that they have lived in thislocation since 1935.

    California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968, Ancestry.com Collection
    Fresno, Fresno County, California, 1936
    Glory, Mrs Maggie  Housewife [but no one else with that surnamereported] Address Rt 9, Box 433A, Fresno
    Green, Pink  Farmer  Address Rt 9, Box 423A, Fresno

    Maggie's box number here is 433, but Pink's is 423?  In 1940 theyappear but the addresses are the same, Rt 9, Box 433A.  The report of423 for Pink in 1936 appears to have been a misprint.

    The 1940 census clarifies that they are all in the same household, andthat they do live on a Farm, although their road has a street address. Maggie has the surname Glory, and both she and Pink are reported aswidowed.  Maggie is the housekeeper, and her three children are in thehousehold.

    But an odd thing is that they are reported by the enumerator as thechildren of Pink.  I suspect that Pink did not adopt these, as usuallythis is also noted.  The enumerator most likely learned they wereMaggie's children and wrote the relationship in that regard rather tothe Head of the household as is usual.  Pink is actually the uncle ofMaggie's children.

    1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California, 9 April, JudicialTownship 11, District 132, page 2B, Belmont Ave, Hse #43, Rents $10,Live on a Farm
    Green, Pink Head M W 53 Widow First  Grade 3 b Oklahoma  Place under2000 population in 1935 Farmer
    Glory, Maggie Housekeeper F W 48  Widow Grade 3 b MO lived in samehouse in 1935
    Green, Eva Dau F W 17 Single Grade 8 b OK lived in same house in 1935
    Green, Jack Son M W 16 Single HS-1 b OK lived in same house in 1935Farm Laborer
    Green, Jacob Son M W 14 Single Grade 8 b OK lived in same house in1935

    The Zazelle Beam familiy tree cites a California Death Index entrythat appears to correctly represent our Maggie Lee Green Glory.  Themiddle name given in the transcription is puzzling.  There is no imageto view, only the transcribed index entry.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Laurie Magdaleneglo Green [Laurie Magdaleneglo Lee]
    Birth 13 Dec 1889 Missouri
    Death 21 Oct 1954 Fresno
    Father's Surname Lee

    A photo of her footstone was found on the Zazelle Beam tree.

    Her grave has only a year birth or death date.  The birth year isrounded off, going by the above exact birth date, or maybe fuzzy fromfamily memory, reporting the year 1890 as the birth date.

    Gravestone of Laurie M Lee Green, Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno,Fresno, California
    Laurie M. Green
    Birth 1890  Death 1954
    --  photo courtesy of Zazelle, ancestry.com, accessed 10 July 2015

    Laurie Margaret "Maggie" Lee Green
    Death 1954

    (From contributor Ed Thurman, 4/20/15)
    Maggie (Lee) Burch Green was the daughter of Harvey Lee and Addie(Johnson) Lee and married first Earl Burch Sr. and had two kids EarlJr. and Paul Ester. She then married Walter Jacob Green and had threekids, Eva, Jack and Walter Jr.

    Harvey Lee (1868 - 1934)
    Addie A. Johnson Lee (1875 - 1971)
    Spouse Walter Jacob Green (1890 - 1925)
    Paul Ester Burch (1914 - 1989)
    Eva Lee Green (1922 - 2002)
    Walter Jack Green (1924 - 1974)
    Walter Jacob Green (1925 - 1984)

    Nelia V. Lee Nordin (1891 - 1968)
    Walter C. Lee (1893 - 1977)
    Maggie Lee Philips (1896 - 1976)
    Richard Rube Lee (1901 - 1947)

    Burial Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno County, California

    Created by dcvolts Sep 04, 2009
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #41568863,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145271738


  • 1. 1940 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 9 April, Judicial Township 11, District 132, page 2B, Belmont Ave, Hse
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Ottawa County, Oklahoma
    • 17 January, Quapaw Township, District 124, page 13B, Hse #254, Fam
  • 3. 1930 Federal Census, Fresno County, California
    • 18 April, Township 5, District 76, page 7A, Conejo Avenue, Hse #150,
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, Jasper County, Missouri
    • 19 April, Twin Groves Township, District 82, Page 5A, Hse/Fam #92
  • 5. Gravestone of Laurie M Lee Green
  • 6. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
    • Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date:2012;
  • 7. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 8. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 9. Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002
  • 10. California Certificate of Death
    • #T-35-114827-1
  • 11. Marion L Mixon
  • 12. 1930 Federal Census, Jasper County, Missouri
    • 2 April, Sheridan Township, District 57, page 1A, Hse/Fam #8
  • 13. Social Security Death Index
  • 14. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 15. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 16. California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984
  • 17. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 18. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #73346170,

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