Belle Tennessee WEST Mary PATE Mini tree diagram

William D GRIFFIN3,1,1,2

about 18911,1,2 - UNKNOWN1

Life History

about 1891

Born in Tennessee.1,1,2

24th Dec 1916

Married Belle Tennessee WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1

before 1920

Divorced from Belle Tennessee WEST in Arkansas County, Arkansas.4

27th Apr 1920

Married Mary PATE in Phillips County, Arkansas.1,2

1st Mar 1972

Death of Belle Tennessee WEST in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.5,3,6

UNKNOWN

Death of Mary PATE

UNKNOWN

Died in Arkansas.1

Notes

  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    W D Griffin
    Gender Male
    Age 25, Birth Year abt 1891
    Residence Ethel, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Tennessee West
    Spouse's Gender Female
    Spouse's Age 21
    Spouse's Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 24 Dec 1916 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 21 Dec 1916

    It appears that W D and Tennie got divorced before the 1900 census.In the 1920 cneuss, she appears in her parents' home with no children,under her maiden name, reported as Single, not divorced or widowed.But she married Rube Shadwick in 1923.  A second marriage record isfound matching W D Griffin, in the neighboring Phillips County,Arkansas.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    W D Griffin
    Gender Male
    Age 28, Birth Year abt 1892
    Spouse's Name Mary Pate
    Spouse's Age 28
    Marriage 27 Apr 1920 Phillips County
    Marriage License Date 26 Apr 1920

    The 1940 census tells us he went by William, which we may take as thenickname for William.  Willie and his wife Mary are reported in SearcyTownship of Phillips County with their 4 children, age 19 and under.

    1940 Federal Census, Phillips County, Arkansas, 14 May, SearcyTownship, District 54-29A, Page 18A-B, Hse #247, [No Ownership Info]
    Griffin, Willie D Head M W 50 Single Grade 4 b Tennessee Rural Ark in1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1890]
    Griffin, Mary Wife F W 50 Married Grade 6 b Ark Rural Ark in 1935 FarmLaborer [b abt 1890]
    Griffin, Alice Dau F W 19 Single Grade 6 b Ark Rural Ark in 1935 NYASeamstress [b abt 1921]
    Griffin, Laverne Son M W 16 Grade 7 b Ark Rural Ark in 1935 FarmLaborer [b abt 1924]
    - page 18B -
    Griffin, James T Son M W 13 Single Grade 4 b Ark Rural Ark in 1935 NoOccup [b abt 1927]
    Griffin, Carlyn Dau F W 9 Single Grade 2 b MN Rural Ark in 1935 NoOccup [b abt 1931]

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