William Mathew SCRUGGS Pearl C SCRUGGS Carrie G SCRUGGS Annie M SCRUGGS Gladys Valentine SCRUGGS Joseph J BISSWANGER Living BISSWANGER Katie Viola JENKINS Mini tree diagram

Lois Viola SCRUGGS2,3,4

about 19121,2,3,4 - UNKNOWN

Life History

about 1912

Born in Arkansas.1,2,3,4

26th Jan 1929

Married Joseph J BISSWANGER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,1

1952

Death of Joseph J BISSWANGER in Arkansas.5,6

UNKNOWN

Died in Arkansas

Other facts

 

Birth of daughter Living BISSWANGER

Notes

  • 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 February, SouthPrairie Township, District 16, page 8A-B, Hse #147, Fam #154
    Scruggs, William M  Head Owns M W 47 AR TN AR Farmer [b abt 1872]
    -- page 8B --
    Scruggs, Katie V Wife F W 47 AR SC AL [b abt 1872]
    Scruggs, Annie M   Dau F W 18 AR AR AR [b abt 1901]
    Scruggs, Gladys V   Dau F W 11 AR AR AR [b abt 1908]
    Scruggs, Lois V Dau F W 7 AR AR AR [b abt 1912]

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 22 April, PrairieTownship, District 25, page 7B, Ethel and Chute Rd, Hse #123, Fam #129
    Scruggs, William M   Head  Owns Farm  M W 58  First Married at age 16AR TN TN Farmer
    Scruggs, Kate V  Wife  F W 58 First Married at age 16 AR GA AL
    Bisswanger, Lois Dau F W 18 First Married at age 16 AR AR AR
    Bisswanger, Marilee Granddaughter FW 10mos AR US AR
    Bisswanger, Joseph J Son-in-law W 21 First Married at age 20 USGermany AR

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 4 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 6B, Oak Flat School and Church Rd, Hse #97, Owns$500
    Scruggs, Bud Head M W 68 Widow Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in 1935Farmer
    Scruggs, Kate Wife F W 68 Grade 5 b Arkansas same place in 1935Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Lois Dau F W 27 Single Grade 6 b Arkansas same place in1935 Housekeeper
    Bisswanger, Joe Son-in-law M W 31 Single b Arkansas same place in 1935Fisherman
    Bisswanger, Merry Lee Niece F W 10 Grade 5 b Arkansas same place in1935

    Some genealogies have confused this Lois Scruggs with another LoisScruggs from Lincoln County, Arkansas, who married Sam Wiley inLincoln County.  A couple of genealogists have found the death recordof this Lois Scruggs Wiley and attached it to Lois Scruggs Bisswangerin their trees.  this Lois Scruggs Wiley is a black woman who latermoved to Alameda, California.

    The California Death Index tells us her mother's maiden name wasWoodhouse.  But a fact in that death record further proves that is thewrong Lois Scruggs.  Her mother's names, reported in the CaliforniaDeath record, was Woodhouse.  Lois Scruggs Bisswanger's mother wasKatie Jenkins, daughter of Ephraim Jenkins of Arkansas County,Arkansas.

    In the 1920 census Dora (Woodhouse) Scruggs is reported as a widowhead of household in Lincoln County. Dora came originally fromLouisiana, and her children were all born in Arkansas.  Her oldestdaughter is Lois, who is 7 years old.

    I have found no indication that our Lois V Scruggs from Ethel,Arkansas County, Arkansas, went to California.  Her husband JosephBisswanger died in Arkansas in 1952.  I have not found Lois ScruggsBisswanger's death information.

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