Ruby Margaret BAYLESS Pearl V WOHNER Mini tree diagram
Oscar Sylvester BAYLESS

Oscar Sylvester BAYLESS7,1,2,2,3,4,5,6

8th Jun 18921,2,2,3,4,5,6 - 25th Oct 19753,4

Life History

8th Jun 1892

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

12th Jul 1917

Married Pearl V WOHNER in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

27th Apr 1918

Birth of daughter Ruby Margaret BAYLESS in Humphrey, Arkansas, Arkansas.8,9,7,10,3,11,6

25th Oct 1975

Died in Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas.3,4

after 25th Oct 1975

Buried in Lone Tree Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas.4


  • Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Pearl Wohner
    Age 18, Birth Year abt 1899
    Residence Humphrey, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name Oscar Bayless
    Spouse's Age 24
    Spouse's Residence Humphrey, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 12 Jul 1917 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 12 Jul 1917

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Oscar Bayless
    Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Birth 8 Jun 1892 Humphrey [Jefferson County (Humphrey is also in Arkansas County now)], Arkansas
    Laborer on Farm, Employed by George Bayless, Humphrey, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Medium Height & Build, Blue Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 Barton Township, Arkansas County, Arkansas

    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]

    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]

    Oscar's middle initial is reported in 1940 as a C, but his daughter's Social Security Record has it as an S.  In the 1930 census he was listed as Sylvester Bayless.  His WWII registration has his full name and his own signature in the full name Oscar Sylvester Bayless.  Oscar and Pearl's daughter Ruby is living two doors down, enumerated on the same census page.

    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]

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards
    Oscar Sylvester Bayless
    Residence Rt 1, Humphrey, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Birth 8 Jun 1892 Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Contact Mrs Peral Bayless (wife), Rt 1, Humphrey, Arkansas
    Farmer, Self-Employed, Rt 1, Humphrey, Arkansas
    Signed Oscar Sylvester Bayless
    5'7" 172 lbs, Blue Eyes, Black Hair, Ruddy Complexion
    Registered 27 April 1942 DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Oscar Bayless
    Born 8 Jun 1892
    Died Oct 1975
    Last Residence Stuttgart, Arkansas, Arkansas 72160
    SSN 430-20-0347 issued Arkansas - Before 1951

    Oddly, Oscar's memorial on Find a Grave had his name as Oscar C Bayless.  No photo of the gravestone is included for verification.  This was probably from the puzzling entry in the 1940 census.  I submitted his full name as found in the WWI registration and an update was done by the manager of Oscar's profile.

    Oscar Sylvester Bayless
    Birth Jun 8, 1892
    Death Oct 25, 1975
    Spouse Pearl V Wohner Bayless (1900 - 1977)
    Inscription:  ASLEEP IN JESUS
    Burial Lone Tree Cemetery, Stuttgart, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Created by Dale Houghton Jul 14, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #149246307,


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