James Alexander GRAY Earl Thornton GRAY Wesley Mearl GRAY Hazel GRAY William Andrew JACKSON Estelle Mae JACKSON James Andrew JACKSON William Andrew JACKSON Noname HOSKIN Robert D OWEN Jennie KAUFMAN Mini tree diagram
Mabel Lillian GRAY

Mabel Lillian GRAY8,1,9,7,10,2,3,11,4,5,6,11,12,13,14

4th Jul 19141,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 12th Apr 19841,6,7

Life History

4th Jul 1914

Born in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

about 1930

Married William Andrew JACKSON in Los Angeles County, California.9,4,5

William and Mabel were married and divorced twice.  They married in1930, then divorced about 1935.  They remarried in 1945, but divorcedagain at some later time.  No record for either marriage has beenfound, nor for either divorce.

8th Nov 1931

Birth of daughter Estelle Mae JACKSON in Riverside County, California.10,11,5

16th Oct 1932

Birth of son James Andrew JACKSON in Riverside, Riverside, California.16,17,11

16th Oct 1932

Death of son James Andrew JACKSON in Riverside, Riverside, California.16,17

after 1935

Married Noname HOSKIN.5

Mabel married a Hoskins about 1935 or 1936, and they divorced beforethe 1940 census.  No marriage or divorce record has been found.  Herlast child with William Andrew Jackson was born in 1935, and in the1940 census, she has the last name of Hoskin, but is divorced.

about 1935

Divorced from William Andrew JACKSON in Los Angeles County, California.4,5,15

15th Feb 1935

Birth of son William Andrew JACKSON in Riverside, Riverside, California.5,11,7,18

before 1940

Divorced from Noname HOSKIN in Orange County, California.5

25th Jan 1969

Death of William Andrew JACKSON in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.19,1

20th Aug 1982

Death of Robert D OWEN in Salem, Kenosha, Wisconsin.6,7,20

12th Apr 1984

Died in Orange County, California.1,6,7

after 12th Apr 1984

Buried in Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Corners, Kenosha County, Wisconsin.6

Other facts

 

Married Robert D OWEN

Notes

  • "By all indications and spouse showing on death cert he was married 3times. 2nd marriage was to Mable Lillian Gray in 1945 (see my tree andcomments for both Mable and Thelma [Barcley], on death cert. forWilliam)."
    --  Marion Mixon, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 7 September 2014

    With this information I was able to locate a marriage license ofAndrew's daughter in 1950.  This detailed California marriage licenseprovides the name and birth state of both her parents.  This gives usan earlier wife of Andrew before the well-documented Thelma LeonaBarclay.  Andrew's daughter was Estelle Mae Jackson, obviously namedafter Andrew's mother, Estella (Stella) Brewer.

    FamilySearch transcribes the name Estelle Mae reports for her motheras Nahel Lillian Grey, born in Oregon.  The name shoudl be MabelLillian Gray.  There are some faint marks to the left and there is amatching faint area in the line above.  That could indicate that theletter should be an M instead of an N as the bold visible lines nowappear. The middle letter looks more like a B than an H.

    I found some records of Mabel before her marriage.  In the 1920 censuswe find her as the sole child of her parents.  They are in SanGorgonio Township of Riverside County, where her father has a grocerystore.

    1920 Federal Census, Riverside County, California, 14 January, SanGorgonio Township, District 131, Page 2A, Hse #36, Fam #37
    Gray, James  B Head Owns Free and Clear M W 48 PA PA PA Retail GroceryMerchant
    Gray, Jinnie Wife F W 45 Single OR MO OR
    Gray, Mabel Dau F W 6 Single OR PA OR

    The helpful 1930 City Directory for the city of Riverside lists MrsJennie Gray and Mabel  Gray (her daughter) places Mabel in thevicinity of Andrew Jackson.  Mabel is living with her mother.  Thehousehold of two was also listed in the 1930 US census that year atthe same street address.  They are living on the same street whereAndrew and his second wife will later be listed.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Riverside, California, City Directory, 1930, p 179
    Gray Jennie Mrs h 4092 Lemon
    Gray Mabel r 4092 Lemon

    1930 Federal Census, Riverside County, California, 11 April,Riverside, District 33-36, page 8B, 4092 Lemon St, Hse #210, Fam #255
    Gray, Jennie Head Owns $10,000 F W 55 Widow Married at age 18 OR OR ORNo Occup [b abt 1875]
    Gray, Mabel Dau F W 16 Single OR OR OR [b abt 1914]

    Mabel married William Andrew Jackson in Riverside in April 1931.About 1.5 years later their first child Estelle was born in November1931.

    California Birth Index, 1905-1995
    Estelle Mae Jackson
    Birth 8 Nov 1931 Riverside County
    Mother's Maiden Name Gray

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Riverside, California, City Directory, 1931, p 209
    Jackson Andw (Mabel) clk Citrus Machinery Co r 4092 Lemon

    They had a child in 1932 that did not survive, named James Andrew.The California Birth and Death Indexes indicate he was either borndead or died the day of his birth.

    California Birth Index, 1905-1995
    James Andrew Jackson
    Birth 16 Oct 1932 Riverside County
    Mother's Maiden Name Gray

    California, Death Index, 1905-1939
    James A Jackson
    Birth Year abt 1932
    Death 16 Oct 1932 Riverside County, California, USA
    Age at Death 0

    Obituary of Infant James Andrew Jackson
    Newspaper Unknown
    Jackson - In Riverside, California, October 16, 1932, James AndrewJackson, beloved infant son of Mr and Mrs William Andrew Jackson, andbrother of Estelle May Jackson, all of 4289 Lemon Street, Riverside,and grandson of Mrs J A Gray of Riverside.  Funeral services wereconducted at the grave-side in Olivewood cemetery on Monday, October17, at 1:30 p.m., Dr W W Catherwood officiating.  Acheson & Graham,Inc, directors in charge.
    --  Obituary courtesy of Linda Martin Bussell, via Marion Mixon, emailof 17 November 2014

    They are listed again in the 1933 directory.  They are living on thesame street but at a new address.  This time Anderw is listed as Wm A.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Riverside, California, City Directory, 1933, p 184
    Jackson Wm A (Mabel L) clk Riverside Furn Co r 4289 Lemon

    Based on Estelle Mae Jackson's marriage license above, her parentsmarried probably in late 1930.  Family searchers working in tandem onthis family have failed to find the
    marriage record or the divorce record.

    1940 Federal Census, Orange County, California, 23 May, Newport Beach,District 30-52, page 13B, 204 7th St, Hse #335, Owns $30
    Hoskin, Mabel L Head F W 26 Divorced Grade H4 b Oregon Palm Springs,Riverside Co CA in 1935 No Occup rptd [b abt 1914]
    Jackson, Estelle Mae Dau F W 8 Single Grade 2 b California PalmSprings, Riverside Co CA in 1935 [b abt 1932]
    Jackson, Wm A Son M W 5 Single Grade 0 b California Palm Springs,Riverside Co CA in 1935 [b abt 1935]]

    William A Jackson Jr was born on 15 February 1935.  In the 1940census, which reported him as 5 years old.  GoIng by William Jr's agehere, his parents would have divorced sometime from mid-1935.  Hismother married a Hoskin then also divorced him before this 1940census.  At the time of her death, Mabel's surname was Owen.  But itis even more complicated than that.  My cousin Beverly Mixon Hillfound a marriage license for Mabel and William Jackson in 1945.

    The following marriage record reports a second marriage when Andrewand Mabel got married again after divorcing.  They later divorcedagain.  Andrew married agian in 1949.  Mabel married agian, but theyear is uncertain.

    --------------------------
    Marriage License
    William Andrew Jackson
    Residence 4174 Oakwood Pl, Riverside, California
    Age at last birthday 35, Born abt 1920 Oklahoma
    Occupation US Navy, Divorced, 2nd marriage
    Father Samuel Westfall Jackson b Oklahoma
    Mother Estelle Brewer, b Oklahoma

    Bride Mabel Lillian Jackson
    Residence 3451 9th St, Riverside, California
    Age at last birthday 31
    Born abt 1914 Portland, Oregon
    Occupation None, Divorced, 2nd marriage
    Father James Alexander Gray b Oklahoma
    Mother Jennie Kaufman, b Portland, Oregon
    Maiden name of Bride if she was previously married Mabel LillianJackson

    Marriage performed Long Beach [Los Angeles County CA], 18 Jan 1945
    By Dialva M Rowland, Minister of the Gospel, Long Beach
    Witness W Naomi Gray, Bellflower, California
    Filed 22 Jan 1945

    Notes:
    Mabel's last name is Jackson
    We know her maiden name was Gray, and her father's surname here isGray
    Estelle Mae Jackson, in her marriage license, lists both of these asher parents; she was born in 1931.
    This looks like a second marriage for these same two, a remarriageafter a divorce
    No prior marriage record for either one has been found (as of 18November 2014)
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    When I analyzed this I noted that both of them had the surname ofJackson, indicating a previous marriage.  On the marriage license,each indicated this was their second marriage.  This seemed toindicate that the 1945 marriage was a remarriage after a divorce.

    The 1940 census, which I found later, confirmed this two-timemarriage.  This census with the 1945 marriage license would mean shedivorced William perhaps the second half of 1935.

    But you will see there is a further complication in this 1940 census.Mabel's last name here is Hoskin.  Since she is reported as divorced,this would seem to indicate that she married someone named Hoskinafter the 1935 divorce from William Jackson, then also divorced himbefore this 1940 census.  In this case, her remarriage to WilliamJackson was actually her third marriage, not her second as shereported (but she had had only two husbands, but married to one twotimes).

    Andrew and Mabel were listed in the Riverside, California, CityDirectory for 1945.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Riverside, California, City Directory, 1945, p 177
    Jackson Saml  mach opr r Hotel Tetley
    Jackson Wm A (Mabel) USN h 4174 Oakwood pl

    After her second divorce from Andrew, Mabel married her third husband,Robert D Owen, at an uncertain date.  The second divorce record hasnot been found and marriage record to Robert Owen.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Mabel Lillian Owen [Mabel Lillian Gray]
    Birth 4 Jul 1914 Oregon
    Death 12 Apr 1984 Orange County
    Mother's Maiden Name Kaufman
    Father's Surname Gray
    Social Security #522109560

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Mabel Owen
    Born 4 Jul 1913
    Died Apr 1984
    Last Residence Laguna Niguel, Orange, California 92677
    SSN 570-20-1937 issued California (Before 1951)

    Mabel Lillian Owen
    Birth Jul 4, 1914
    Death Apr 12, 1984
    Spouse Robert D Owen (1911 - 1982)
    Burial Liberty Cemetery, Liberty Corners, Kenosha County, Wisconsin,Plot S, Row 17
    Created by douglas kimberlin Nov 10, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #80183369,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=80183369

Sources

  • 1. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Riverside County, California
    • 11 April, Riverside, District 33-36, page 8B, 4092 Lemon St, Hse #210,
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Riverside County, California
    • 14 January, San Gorgonio Township, District 131, Page 2A, Hse #36, Fam
  • 4. California Marriage License
  • 5. 1940 Federal Census, Orange County, California
    • 23 May, Newport Beach, District 30-52, page 13B, 204 7th St, Hse #335,
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 8. Marion L Mixon
  • 9. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Riverside, California, City Directory, 1930, p 179
  • 10. FamilySearch
  • 11. California Birth Index, 1905-1995
  • 12. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Riverside, California, City Directory, 1931, p 209
  • 13. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Riverside, California, City Directory, 1933, p 184
  • 14. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Riverside, California, City Directory, 1945, p 177
  • 15. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Riverside, California, City Directory, 1949, p 225
  • 16. California, Death Index, 1905-1939
  • 17. Obituary of Infant James Andrew Jackson, Riverside Daily Press, 17 Oct1932
  • 18. California, Marriage Index, 1949-1959
  • 19. California Certificate of Death
  • 20. Wisconsin Death Index, 1959-1997

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