James MCCLAIN Lee Jackson CRISWELL Olan G CRISWELL Melvin M CRISWELL Mary Elizabeth CRISWELL Frances MCCLAIN Georgia A MADDOX Ollye Gean MADDOX Mary CROW Mini tree diagram

Carrie B MCCLAIN4,1,5,2,3,6,7,8

2nd Mar 18926,7 - Jun 19784,5

Life History

2nd Mar 1892

Born in Stoddard County, Missouri.1,2,3

(most likely)

Oct 1895

Born in Stoddard County, Missouri.6,7

(less likely)

about 1916

Birth of son Olan G CRISWELL in Arkansas.3

7th Jul 1924

Birth of son Melvin M CRISWELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,9

about 1930

Birth of daughter Mary Elizabeth CRISWELL in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2

17th Jan 1975

Death of Lee Jackson CRISWELL in Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,10

Jun 1978

Died in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.4,5

Other facts


Married Lee Jackson CRISWELL


  • The date of birth in the 1900 census is October 1895. which conflictswiht the date on her gravestione of 2 March 1892.  the 1910 censusmatches the date given in 1900.  The age in 1920 and 1940 matches thegravestone date. Social Security records repoort it as 2 March 1894.

    T1900 Federal Census, Stoddard County, Missouri, 25 June, RichlandTownship, District 132, page 19B, Hse #362, Fam #365
    McClain, James  Head  W M Feb 1873 27 Married 8 years IL IL IL SawmillLaborer Rents
    McClain, Mary Wife W F  Nov 1875 24 Married 8 years 2 children/1living IN IN IN
    McClain, Cara B Dau W F Oct 1895 5 MO IL IN

    Cara's father died between 1901 (when her sister Frances was born) and1902, when her mother Mary remarried.  In 1910, Cara and her sisterare enumerated as stepdaughters of George A Maddox in Arkansas County,Arkansas.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 May, North PrairieTownship, District 12, page 9, Hse/Fam #161
    Maddox, G A Head M W 50 Married 8 years IL TN TN Farmer Rents[stepfather]
    Maddox, Mary Wife F W 34 2nd Marriage (Married 8 years, not statedhere) 7 children/5 living Indiana Indiana Indiana [mother]
    McClain, Carey StepDau F W 15 Single MO IL IN Home Laborer

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 February, PrairieTownship (South), District 16, page 7B, Hse #134, Fam #140
    Criswell, Lee J  Head  Owns farm  M W 28  Ark GA MS  Farmer
    Criswell, Carrie B Wife M F 25  MO US IN
    Criswell, Olan G  Son  M W 4 AR AR MO

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 8 April, Ethel,District 1-26, page 3B, Belleview Rd, Hse #45, Rents Farm, $300
    Criswell, Lee Head M W 49 Grade 5 b Arkansas same house in 1935 Farmer
    Criswell, Carrie Wife F W 48 Grade 6 b Missouri same house in 1935Housekeeper

    The gravestone for Carrie and Lee Criswell did not have Carrie's dateof death when we photographed it in July 2003.  Perhaps she was buriedsomewhere else.  She is listed in the Essex Funeral Home Registry thatgoes from 14 February 1978 to 25 February 1981.

    The Social Security Death Index reports her death as June 1978.  TheSSDI reports she was born 2 Mar 1894, but this is a different datethan that on her gravestone, which says 2 Mar 1892.


  • 1. Gravestone of Lee J and Carrie B Criswell, Mt Pleasant Cemetery,Ethel, Arkansas
  • 2. 1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 8 April, Ethel, District 1-26, page 3B, Belleview Rd, Hse #45, Rents
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 6 February, Prairie Township (South), District 16, page 7B, Hse #134,
  • 4. Essex Funeral Home Registry
    • Location:http://www.argenweb.net/arkansas/essex_funeral_home_records.htm;
    • BOOK XVIII -----    14 February 1978 - 25 February 1981
  • 5. Social Security Death Index
    • Carrie Criswell
  • 6. 1900 Federal Census, Stoddard County, Missouri
    • 25 June, Richland Township, District 132, page 19B, Hse #362, Fam #365
  • 7. 1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    • 7 May, North Prairie Township, District 12, page 9, Hse/Fam #161
  • 8. Love Harold, Geraldine & Janet Lynn Facebook Tribute Site
  • 9. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 10. SSDI Broderbund Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 6

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