James A MARTIN Katherine Engle MARTIN Jewel Lorene MARTIN Byrdie Ida GORDON Clarence H MARTIN Sue E WILLIAMS Mini tree diagram

James Edgar MARTIN7,2,3,4,5,6

18th Apr 18681,2,3,4,5 - after 19306

Life History

18th Apr 1868

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

20th May 1906

Married Byrdie Ida GORDON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,5

6th Jan 1912

Birth of daughter Katherine Engle MARTIN in Arkansas.8,6,5

5th Jan 1916

Birth of daughter Jewel Lorene MARTIN in DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas.9,10,6,7

after 1930

Died in Arkansas.6


  • 1880 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 2 June, Mill Bayou Township, District 6, page 4, Hse #32, Fam #33
    Martin, Dr Jas A  W M 36  Prac Physician IN IN IN
    Martin, Sue E W F 30 Wife Keeping House IN IN IN
    Martin, Eddie J  W M 12 Son Attending School IN IN IN

    James Edgar Martin
    Birth 18 APR 1868 in Indiana
    Death AFT 1930 in Arkansas (presumed)
    James A. Martin 1842 - 1900, Sue E. Williams b 1847
    Marriage to Byrdie Ida Gordon 20 May 1906 Arkansas County, Arkansas
    (Source:  Arkansas, Marriages, 1837-1944 Family Search)
    --  Martin, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12535333/person/-236518789?ssrc=&ftm=1

    James' father died in about 1909, and his mother remarried.  Her second husband was Thomas Slattery, a widower about 3 years younger than James. James is reported as married for 3 years, matching the record of his marriage to Byrdie Ida Gordon.  But Byrdie is not enumerated in this household.  James' brother Clarence is also in still in the home.  James is reported her as 40 years old, but he was actually born in 1868.

    1910 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 28 April, Stuttgart, District 6, page 18A, Grand Avenue, Hse #299, Fam #304
    Slattery, Thomas A Head M W 35 Marriage 2 Married 10 years IN US US Brakeman, Railroad Rents
    Slattery, Sue E Wife F W 24 Marriage 2 Married 10 years 10 child/2 living IN IN IN Nurse, Private Family
    Martin, James E Stepson M W 40 Married 3 yrs (no wife in the household) IN IN IN Farmer

    In the 1930 census James Edgar is reported in the census as James E Martin, age 61.  One genealogy reported his name as James Edward, but his granddaughter, Byrdie Engle McSwain, tells me his name is James Edgar.

    James' wife Byrdie Ida Gordon died some time before this 1930 census.  In 1930 James is a widowed father living with his two daughters in DeWitt, Arkansas County, Arkansas.

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 3 April, DeWitt, District 16, page 1A, Hse/Fam #3
    Martin, James E Head Owns house $2000 real estate  M W 61 Widowed Indiana Indiana Indiana No occupation
    Martin, Katherine E  Daughter F W 18 Single AR AR Indiana No occupation
    Martin, Jewell L  Daughter F W 14 Single AR AR Indiana No occupation


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