James RHEA Jack D TUGMAN Mini tree diagram

Bessie Irene DEVAULT1,6,2,6,3,4,5

also known as Bessie Irene Gann

20th Dec 19116,6 - 22nd Jul 19883,4

Life History

20th Dec 1911

Born in Missouri.1,2,3,4,5

(most likely)

about 1916

Born.6,6

(less likely)

about 1934

Married James RHEA in Cass County, Missouri.2

13th Apr 1962

Married Jack D TUGMAN in Kern County, California.6,6

about 1966

Divorced from Jack D TUGMAN

22nd Jul 1988

Died in Fresno County, California.3,4

Notes

  • 1920 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri, 9 January, CassTownship, District 62, page 3B, Hse/Fam #64
    Devault, Sarah M  Head  Rents F W 46 Widow VA VA VA Overall Factory
    Devault, Hallie M Dau F W 15 Single MO VA VA Overall Factory
    Devault, Mamie R Dau F W 13 Single MO VA VA Working Out
    Devault, James M Son M W 10 MO VA VA
    Devault, Bessie I Dau F W 8 Single MO VA VA

    1930 Federal Census, Wright County, Missouri, 8 April, Norwood,District 3, page 4A, Hse #76, Fam #76
    McCall, James F Head Owns $1800 M W 72 Married at age 20 US US US NoOccup
    McCall, Sarah M Wife F W 56 Married at age 18 VA VA VA
    Davault, Irene Dau F W 18 Single MO MO VA

    Irene was married to James Rhea in about 1933.  They moved toCalifornia after 1935, with their daughter Bonnie, who was born inabout 1934.

    1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 13 April, LosAngeles, District 60-1073, page 9A, 1350 1/2 Taveta Terr, Hse #291,Rents $27
    Rhea, James  Head M W 34 Grade C-3 b Kansas  Drexel, Cass County in1935 Hotel Elevator Operator
    Rhea, Irene Wife F W 28 Grade 8 b Missouri  Drexel, Cass County,Missouri in 1935 Maid, Street Railway
    Rhea, Bonnie J Dau F W 6 Grade 1 b Missouri  Drexel, Cass County in1935

    James and Irene apparently were divorced.  She married Jack Tugman in1962.  We find a marriage record reporting both Irene's maiden nameand her married name.

    California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    Jack D Tugman
    Age 42, Est Birth abt 1920
    Spouse Name Irene Gann
    Spouse Age 46, Est Spouse Birth 1916
    Marriage 13 Apr 1962 Kern County

    California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    Jack D Tugman
    Age 42, Est Birth 1920
    Spouse Name Irene Devault
    Spouse Age 46, Est Spouse Birth 1916
    Marriage 13 Apr 1962 Kern County

    I found it interesting that Irene's death record reports her last nameas Rhea, after her first marriage, rather than Tugman from her secondmarriage.  I have not found a divorce record for her and Jack Tugman.But I found a later marriage record for Jack and his third wife AddieMaxwell in 1966.  So Irene and Jack divorced some item beforeSeptember 1966, when he married Addie.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Bessie Irene Rhea [Bessie Irene Devault]
    Gender Female
    Birth 20 Dec 1911 Missouri
    Death 22 Jul 1988 Fresno County
    Father's Surname Devault
    Social Security #554220019

Sources

  • 1. 1930 Federal Census, Wright County, Missouri
    • 8 April, Norwood, District 3, page 4A, Hse #76, Fam #76
  • 2. 1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California
    • 13 April, Los Angeles, District 60-1073, page 9A, 1350 1/2 Taveta
  • 3. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 4. Social Security Death Index
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Douglas County, Missouri
    • i9 January, Cass Township, District 62, page 3B, Hse/Fam #64
  • 6. California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985

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