John Lewis DUMOND Chester Carleece DUMOND Reece Franklin LEWIS Marion Janet LEWIS Jennie Belle DUMOND Sarah Haggy DUMOND Lester Lee DUMOND Leta Aline DUMOND Pauline B DUMOND Elizabeth Lois DUMOND Lloyd Thrace DUMOND John Lincoln DUMOND Katie WATKINS Mini tree diagram

Florence Irene DUMOND6,7,1,2,3,5,3

about 19091,2,3,3 - 12th Jun 19964,5

Life History

about 1909

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,3

12th Oct 1929

Married Reece Franklin LEWIS in Arkansas County, Arkansas.7,3,3,11

23rd Mar 1930

Birth of daughter Marion Janet LEWIS in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,7,8,9

1st Aug 1962

Death of Reece Franklin LEWIS in Newton County, Mississippi.1,10

6th Jun 1992

Death of daughter Marion Janet LEWIS in Dallas County, Texas.8

12th Jun 1996

Died in Waxahachie, Ellis, Texas.4,5

Other facts


Divorced from Reece Franklin LEWIS


  • 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 February, LaGrueTownship, District 12, page 12A, Hse #247, Fam #257
    Dumond, Lewis J Head  Rents farm  M W 33 AR AR AR Farmer [b abt 1887]
    Dumond, Katie  Wife F W 33 AR AR AR [b abt 1887]
    Dumond, Florence I Dau F W 11 AR AR AR [b abt 1909]

    In 1929, Florence married Reece Lewis, later spelled Louis in otherrecords.  It appears that Reece died soon afterwards, since Florenceappears reported as married but without a husband in the 1930 and 1940censuses, and her daughter was born soon after the 1930 census,reported as 10 years old in the 1940 census, though not reported yetin the 1930 census.  We later learned he was back in Weona, PoinsettCounty, working in the sawmill.  His 1942 military record reprots hewas Separated, with Dependents.  In the marriage record, the recorderused the older French spelling for Florence's surname Dumont.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Florence Dumont
    Residence De Witt, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Reece Lewis
    Spouse's Gender Male
    Spouse's Residence Weona [Poinsett County], Arkansas
    Marriage 12 Oct 1929

    We assume the marriage took place in DeWitt, the county seat where thelicense was issued and where Florence and her family were living.Notre that Reece's residecne is reported in Poinsett County, about 5counties northeast of Arkansas County, north of Memphis, Tennessee.He was boack there working in the saw mill in Weona for the 1930census enumeration.

    Florence was reported still in her mother's home, but with the lastname of Louis (Lewis).  Oddly, she is reported as Single, but then in1940 she is reported as married.  No chaild is reported, but Marion isreported in 1940 as 10 years old.  This should mean she was born inafter the April 1 census date.  However, her Arkansas birth recordsays she was born 23 March 1930.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 17 April, LaGrueTownship, District 17, page 10B, Point Deluce Rd, Hse #217, Fam #219
    Dumond, Katie  Head  Rents farm  F W 43  Widow AR AR AR [b abt 1887]
    Louis, Florence Dau F W 22 Single [but already has her married named,but no husband in the home] AR AR AR [b abt 1908]
    Dumond, Pauline B  Dau F W 13 AR AR AR [b abt 1917]
    Dumond, Aline L Dau F W 13 AR AR AR [b abt 1917]
    Dumond, Elisabeth  L Dau F W 11 AR AR AR [b abt 1919]
    Dumond, Lloyd Son M W 8  AR AR AR [b abt 1922]
    Dumond, John L Son M W 4yrs 3mos  AR AR AR [b abt February 1926]

    1930 Federal Census, Poinsett County, Arkansas, 5 April, Weona(unicorporated), District 10, page 4B, 112 Main St, Hse #72, Fam #88
    Layman, Anna B H Head  F W 48  Widow First married at 19 KY KY KY [babt 1882]
    Lewis, Reece F Boarder M W 26 First married at 25 MS MS MS [b abt1904]

    In 1940, Florence is the head of her household, with her 10-year-olddaughter.  She is reported as Married but no husband is reported.  Hertwo sisters Pauline and Aline are in the home with her.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 15 April, DeWitt,District 1-16, page 17B, Improvement County Addition, Hse #443, Rents$8
    Louis, Florence Head M W 31 Married [but no husband in the hsehld]Grade H-1 b Ark same place in 1935 Laundry work in own home
    Louis, Marion Dau F W 10 Grade 4 b Ark same place in 1935 [b abt 1930,after the census in April]
    Dumond, Pauline Sister F W 22 Single Grade H-4 b Ark same place in1935
    Dumond, Aline Sister F W 22 Single Grade H-4 b Ark same place in 1935

    Debra Whiddon, in a genealogy of the Dumonds and Reeces, seems toreference family information for some details, with no documentationprovided.  She reports Marion as Marion Janet Rreece.  Marion's SocialSecurity record, linked by Whiddon, reports her name as Marion JWhiddon.

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Marion J. Whiddon
    Born 23 Mar 1930
    Died 6 Jun 1992
    SSN 432-44-8245 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Whiddon identifies the following death record for Florence Lewis inEllis County, Texas, south of Dallas.  Whiddon adds that the town wasWaxahachie.  The date fits other details.  There was no memorial inFind a Grave.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Florence Lewis
    Death 12 Jun 1996 Ellis County

    Whiddon also provides a link to another marriage record for a ReeceLewis and a Florence Lewis.  It appears to be a reconsecration or aremarriage after a divorce.  The marriage is in Arknasas, but inMiller County, not in her home county of Arkansas, where they werefirst married in 1929.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Reece F Lewis
    Age 47, Birth Year abt 1903
    Residence Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    Spouse's Name Florence Lewis
    Spouse's Age 38 [b abt 1922]
    Spouse's Residence Dallas, Dallas, Texas
    Marriage 22 Dec 1950 Miller County
    Marriage License Date 22 Dec 1950

    Florence's reported age her is about 2-3 years greater than earliercensus ages would suggest.  Other details, though, match our FlorenceDumond and Reece Lewis.  The residence in Dallas correlates with thedeath record above for a Florence Lewis in Ellis County, Texas.  Atthis stage (June 2015), howeve, too many other details are missing toconfirm that these are the right individuals.


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