Nelson Haney WINTER Ella Lucinda WINTER Alexander C WINTER Sidney Stewart WINTER Julia Edna Anna WINTER Clotida Clarice WINTER Etta Lillie PICKETT Georgia WINTER Mary Maidenname BENITEZ Margurette Catherine JENKINS Mini tree diagram
Claude Coleman WINTER

Claude Coleman WINTER2,3,1,10,4,11,11,5,9,6,7,8

also known as 5,9

15th Nov 18942,3,1,4,5,6,7,8 - 28th Jun 19465,9

Reported on his death certificate5

Life History

15th Nov 1894

Born in Marlow, Pickens County, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.2,3,1,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Township 3, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1

between 1910 and 1918

Residence2 in Rock Island, Colorado, Texas.2,4

17th May 1916

Birth of daughter Clotida Clarice WINTER in Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas.12,11,3,13,7,14

between 1920 and 1946

Residence3 in Justice Precinct 8, Harris County, Texas.3,5

16th Jul 1922

Death of Etta Lillie PICKETT in Dallas, Dallas, Texas.11,5,14

about 1939

Birth of daughter Georgia WINTER in Texas.6

after 1946

Death of Mary Maidenname BENITEZ in Houston, Harris, Texas.5


Occupation Reported on his death certificate in Owner Safeway Cab Co.5

28th Jun 1946

Died in Houston, Harris, Texas.5,9

"natural causes, probably heart failure"

30th Jun 1946

Buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Houston, Harris County, Texas.5

Other facts


Married Mary Maidenname BENITEZ


Married Etta Lillie PICKETT


  • 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 13 June, Township 3, District 132, page 6A, Hse/Fam #93
    Winter, Nelson H  Head W M  Jan 1857  43 TX Unknown Unknown Farmer
    Winter, Margare[t]  Wife W F  Jan 1864  36  TX MS MS
    Winter, Claudie  Son W M  Oct 1892  7 Ind Terr  TX TX

    1910 Federal Census, Colorado County, Texas, 9 May, Precinct 2, District 21, page 10B, Hse #204, Fam #207
    Winters, Nelson H Head M W 54  Married 30yrs  TX AL TN Farming Rents
    Winters, Catherine E Wife  F W 48  Married 30yrs  5 children/5 living TX MS MS
    Winters, Claude C  F W 15  OK TX TX Farm Laborer

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Claude Coleman Winter
    Residence Rock Island, Colorado County, Texas
    Birth 15 Nov 1894 Marlow (Stephens County), Oklahoma [then Chickasaw Naiton, Indian Territory]
    Farming near Rock Island, Texas, wife and child
    Medium Height and Build, Brown Eyes adn Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 Rock Island, Texas
    Signed CC Winter

    Wiley B. Winter sp. Lucinda Haney
    f/o Nelson "Nell" Haney Winter sp. Margurette Cassandra Jenkins
    f/o Claude Coleman Winter sp. Etta Lillie Pickett
    f/o Clothida "Tillie" Clarice Winter

    Nelson "Nell" Haney Winter & Margurette Cassandra Jenkins Winter had the following children:

    1.  Ella Lucinda Winter sp. Samuel Day Smith
    2.  Alec C. Winter sp. Allie R. Unknown
    3.  Sidney "Sid" S. Winter sp. Zora Crawford
    4.  Julia Edna Ann Winter sp. Augustus Jay Pickett
    5.  Claude Coleman Winter sp. Etta Lillie Pickett
    --  Pam Smith, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 08 August 2013

    In the 1920 census Claude and his brother Syd and their wives are living with their parents.

    1920 Federal Census, Harris County, Texas, 20 January, Justice Precinct 8, District 123, page 6B, Hse# 136, Fam #141
    Winter, Nelson H  Head M W 63 TX AL TN Farmer
    Winter, Margaret C  Wife F W 57 TX AL TN
    Winter, Sid S  Son M W 34 OK TX TX Farm Laborer
    Winter, Claude C  Son M W 25 OK TX TX Farm Laborer
    Winter, Zora  Daughter-in-law F W 26 KY KY KY
    Winter, Etta L  Daughter-in-law F W 25 TX AL TX
    Winter, Zenith C  Grand Daughter F W 11 TX OK KY
    Winter, Zela  Grand Daughter F W 11 TX OK KY
    Winter, Clotilda C  Grand Daughter F W 3yrs7mos TX OK TX [b abt May 1916]

    The listing is a little confusing, because the enumerator lists both sons, then both wives then the children.  I could not tell which woman was the wife of which brother, but has deciphered this as showing that Zora is the wife of Claude and Etta is the wife of Sydney.

    I don't know how they determined this, but it is wrong.  In the 1930 census I have not been able to find Claude but his borther Syd (Sid) is enumerated in Harris County with his wife Zora.  Nelson died in 1927 and I have not found Margaret in the 1930 census.

    Note that the ages in 1910 and 1920 both match a birth year of about 1895, compared to the 1900 census reported birth date of October 1892.

    Claude Coleman Winter's sp. Etta Lillie Pickett Winter died at approx. 27 yrs old [thus b abt 1895]
    Claude & Etta had a child:  Clothida "Tillie" Clarice Winter.  She was b. 1916 & was about 6 yrs old when her mother died [abt 1922].  Claude was unable to take care of her by himself.  His sister Julia Edna begged him to let her and her husband raise her since they were childless.  So Tillie the d/o Claude was actually raised by her aunt & uncle.  Claude did not have any other children.
    --  Pam Smith, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 08 August 2013

    1940 Federal Census, Orange County, Texas, 1 May, West Orange, District 181-6, Main St, page 11A, Hse #218, Owns $900
    Picket, August J Head M W 49 Grade 8 b Texas same place in 1935 Canning Plant Laborer
    Tucker, Edna Wife F W 49 Grade H1 b Oklahoma same place in 1935
    Winter, Clotilda Niece F W 23 Single Grade C3 b Texas same place in 1935 Grade School Teacher

    In the 1940 census, Claude is reported under the name Carl, which is the name on his death certificate.  Carl has been married to his wife named Mary for about 12 years.

    1940 Federal Census, Harris County, Texas, 8 April, Houston, District 258-141, page 5A, 609 St Charles St, Hse #96, Rents $20
    Winter, Carl Head F W 44 Married Grade 8 b Oklahoma Same place in 1935 Farmer [b abt 1896]
    Winter, Mary Wife F W 38 Married Grade 7 b Texas Same place in 1935 Housework [b abt 1902]
    Winter, Georgia Dau F W 10 Single Grade 1 b Texas Same place in 1935 No Occup [b abt 1939]
    Benitez, Manuel Stepson M W 18 Single Grade 7 b Texas Same place in 1935 No Occup
    Arriaga, Anthony Son-in-law M W 22 Single Grade 8 b Texas Same place in 1935 Building Construction Laborer [b abt 1918]
    Arriaga, Josephine Dau-in-law F W 20 Single Grade H2 b Texas  San Antonio, Bexar Co TX in 1935 No Occup [b abt 1920]
    Arriaga, Marie Granddau F W 5mos Single Grade 0 b Texas  No Occup [b abt Oct 1939]
    Winter, Sydney Lodger [Brother] M W 50 Single Grade 8 b Oklahoma Same place in 1935 Chauffer, Taxi Co [b abt 1890]

    The age of their daughter Mary indicates that Carl and Mary been married about 1938 or earlier.  Before finding this 1940 census, I had not been able to find a marriage record, though Texas records are online.  The birth record of the daughter might be available, now that I have her name.

    The designation of Josephine Arriaga as the daughter-in-law of Carl indicates this is Mary's daughter from a previous marriage.  Since Josephine is married, her surname, and her mother's married name, is not known.  But Manuel Benitez is designated as Carl's stepson.  THus Mary's married name was Benitez.

    The relationshp designation for Josephine is somewhat confusing, having initially "Daughter-in" but then the "in" was marked through.  On the line for Anthony Arriage, the designaiton first written was Step-daughter, then that was marked out, apparently because it was on the wrong line, and likely intended for Josephine.  Anthony is then designated as Son-in-law.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Claude Colman Winter
    Age 48
    Birth Date 15 Nov 1894 Marlow, Oklahoma
    Residence 1942 1902 Priest Dr, Houston, Texas
    Contact person J P Brown, 194 Childer Dr, Houston, Employer Self
    signed Claude Colman Winter
    5' 11.5" 220 lbs
    Brown Hair and Eyes, Ruddy Complexion
    Scar on left side of neck
    Registered 27 April 1942 Houston, Harris County, Texas

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Claude Coleman Winter
    Birth 15 Nov 1894 Marlow, Oklahoma
    Father Nelson H Winter
    Mother Margaret S Jenkins
    Jan 1937 Name listed as CLAUDE COLEMAN WINTER

    His death certificate, like the 1940 census, has his name as Carl Christian.  The names of his father and mother are correct, and the birth date is the same.  I wonder if Claude legally changed his name?  The informant here is named simply Mrs Mary Winter, which would seem to indicate that she was his wife.

    Texas Death Certificates
    Carl [Claude Coleman] Winter
    Residence 1915 Oxford St, Houston, Harris Co TX
    Birth 15 Nov 1894 Marlo[w], Oklahoma
    Age 51 yrs 7 months 13 days
    Occupation Owner Safeway Cab Co
    Father Nelson Winter born Oklahoma
    Mother Margaret Jenkins born Texas
    Informant Mrs Mary Winter
    Death 28 June 1946 110 75th St, Houston, Harris County, Texas
    Cause of Death "natural causes, probably heart failure"
    Burial 30 June 1946 Forest Park Cemetery, Houston
    Certificate #27374 filed 2 July 1946, filed State 8 July 1946

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #27374
    Carl Winter
    Death 28 Jun 1946 Harris County


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