Oscar Sylvester BAYLESS Eugene STITH Maxine STITH Harold Theodore SIMMONS Pearl V WOHNER Mini tree diagram

Ruby Margaret BAYLESS1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,7

27th Apr 19181,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 8th Apr 19973,5,8

Life History

27th Apr 1918

Born in Humphrey, Arkansas, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

15th Sep 1934

Married Eugene STITH in Arkansas County, Arkansas.9

about 1935

Birth of daughter Maxine STITH in Arkansas.6

4th Jan 1980

Married Harold Theodore SIMMONS in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.1

23rd Dec 1993

Death of Harold Theodore SIMMONS in Tarrant County, Texas.8,2

8th Apr 1997

Died in Tarrant County, Texas.3,5,8


  • 1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 6 January, Barton Township, District 10, page 2A, Hse/Fam #28
    Bayless, Oscar S Head Rents M W 27 Married AR AR AR Farmer [b abt 1892]
    Bayless, Pearl V Wife F W 19 Married KY KY KY [b abt 1900]
    Bayless, Ruby M Dau F W 1 Single AR AR KY [b abt 1918]

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Ruby Bayles [Bayless]
    Age 18, Birth Year abt 1916
    Residence Humphrey, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Eugene Stith
    Spouse's Age 21
    Spouse's Residence Humphrey, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 15 Sep 1934 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 14 Sep 1934

    In 1940, Ruby had been married almost 6 years.  She and her husband Eugene Stith had a 5-year-old daughter named Maxine.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 12 April, Barton Township, District 1-2 Page 6A, Hse #73, Rents $3
    Stith, Eugene Head F W 25 Grade 7 b Texas Same house in 1935 Farmer [b abt 1915]
    Stith, Ruby Wife F W 21 Grade 7 b Ark same house [b abt 1919]
    Stith, Maxcine Dau F W 5 Single Grade 0 b Ark same house in 1935 [b abt 1935]

    Ruby's parents and a brother are on the same page, living 2 houses away.

    1940 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 12 April, Barton Township, District 1-2 Page 6A, Hse #71, Owns $800
    Bayless, Oscar C Head F W 47 Grade 6 b Ark Same house in 1935 [b abt 1893]
    Bayless, Pearl Wife F W 39 Grade 7 b Kentucky same house [b abt 1901]
    Bayless, Alfred Son M W 19 Single Grade 8 b Ark same house in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1921]

    Note that Ruby's father's name was Oscar C Bayless.  On her Social Security records, howver, his middle initial is reported as S.  in his WWII draft registration, he signed his name as Oscar Sylvester Bayless.  In the 1930 census, he was Sylvester Bayless.

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Ruby Margaret Stith [Ruby Margaret Simmons] [Ruby Semmons] [Ruby Chandler] [Ruby Simmons] [Ruby Margaret Bayless]
    Birth 27 Apr 1918 Humphrey, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Father Name Oscar S Bayless
    Mother Name Pearl V Wohner
    Death Date 8 Apr 1997
    SSN 432325703
    Jul 1942 Name listed as RUBY MARGARET STITH [This name is unaccounted for; must be a first married name]; 31 Mar 1980 Name listed as RUBY MARGARET SIMMONS [She married Harold T Simmons in Jan 1980]; 03 Feb 1988 Name listed as RUBY MARGARET SEMMONS [Simmons]; Dec Name listed as RUBY MARGARET CHANDLER [Harold Simmons died in 1992]; 22 Apr 1997 Name listed as RUBY SIMMONS

    Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011
    Harold T Simmons
    Age 59, Birth Year abt 1921
    Marriage 4 Jan 1980 Dallas, Texas, USA
    Spouse Ruby M Bayless
    Spouse Age 61

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
    Ruby M Bayless
    27 Apr 1918
    5716 Caruth Haven Ln Apt 326, Dallas, TX, 75206-1953 (1986)

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
    Ruby B Simmons
    Birth Date 27 Apr 1918
    1822 Wellington Dr, Grand Prairie, TX, 75051-3737

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Ruby Simmons
    27 Apr 1918
    Died 8 Apr 1997
    Last Residence Grand Prairie, Dallas, Texas 75051
    SSN 432-32-5703 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Ruby Simmons
    Death 8 Apr 1997 Tarrant County


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