Lee Roy ADLEY Ricky Lee ADLEY Living ADLEY Living ADLEY Living FANNING Living ADLEY Living CHILDERS Edward John ADLEY Wanda June ADLEY Ruby Lee HENSON Mini tree diagram

Otdies Lee ADLEY8,4,6,7,2,3,3

4th Nov 19344,3,5,6,7,2 - 22nd Jan 20031,4,7,2

Life History

4th Nov 1934

Born in Buckholts, Milam, Texas.4,3,5,6,7,2

16th Sep 1955

Birth of son Ricky Lee ADLEY in Tarrant County, Texas.3,9,10

22nd Jan 2003

Died in Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado.1,4,7,2

25th Jan 2003

Buried in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado.1,2

Other facts


Married Living FANNING


Married Living CHILDERS


Name2: entry in Texas Birth Index/Otis Lee Adley, Jr.3


Name3: In public records/Lee Adley.5


Birth of son Living ADLEY


Birth of daughter Living ADLEY


Birth of son Living ADLEY


  • Thanks to Patricia Williams, who contacted me with information on the death of Otdies Lee Adley.

    "Otdies Lee Adley died in Fort Collins, Colorado about Jan. 23-24, 2003. Obit appeared in newspaper on Jan. 25, 2003, and graveside services were held on that day."

    With this clue, I went searching for online records and found the Social Security Death Index for Otdies Lee, which gave the exact day of death:
    Otdies L. Adley, Born 4 Nov 1934, Died 22 Jan 2003, SSN: 463-52-0947 issued Texas (1951), Last Residence: 80526 Fort Collins, Larimer, Colorado

    Interestingly, I found public records compilations that indicated Otdies' birthday was in July.

    Otdies L Adley
    Birth Date Jul 1934
    3721 Soderburg Dr, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, 80526
    Phone Number 970-225-9356

    Also at this address I find records for him under the name of Lee R Adley, but with the same age, and associated with Shirley Adley (no info on the divorce in this collection).

    Some public records listings have him under the name of Lee, and with the correct birth month:
    Lee Adley
    Birth Date Nov 1934
    2300 W County Road 38 E, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, 80526
    Phone Number 970-225-9356

    The Texas Birth Index, which I found next, confirms the date of birth as 4 November 1934.  But note how they entered his name.

    Otis Lee Jr Adley
    Birth 4 Nov 1934, Milam County, Texas
    Gender Male
    Father Lee Adley
    Mother Ruby Henson

    This is also the first source that tells us what county he was born in.  The designation of Jr would tell us that his father, named Lee here, is also Otis (Otdies) Lee Adley.  However, I found out this is not the case, when Patricia Williams again gave me some insider information on the matter.

    "His name was Otdies Lee Adley, and his father's name was Lee Roy Adley.  The 'Junior' part came in when his mother said 'Well, the first son is always called Junior.'  But they did not have the same name.  The son was called 'Lee', and the father was called 'Lee Roy.'"

    Patricia goes on to tell us, "Lee Roy was the son of Andrew Adley, and Andrew was the son of John Henry Adley."

    However, Otdies' father is also enumerated as Lee in the censuses of 1920 and 1930 with his parents and in his own household with his sons Otis Lee and Edward in 1940.

    1940 Federal Census, Milam County, Texas, 13 April, Justice Precinct 6, District 166-22, page 5B, Buckholtz and Davilla Rd, Hse #95, Rents $2.50
    Adley, Lee Head M W 29 Grade 5 b TX same place in 1935 Farm Laborer
    Adley, Ruby Wife F W 34 Grade 6 b TX same place in 1935
    Adley, Otis Lee Son M W 5 Single Grade 0 b TX same place in 1935
    Adley, Edward Son M W 3 Single Grade 0 b TX

    In 1956, Otdies was listed in the City Directory for Ft Worth, Texas.  Note that his middle name Lee is not even included.  His wife's name at the time was Pat.  Notice that Otdies' father (with his mother) is listed twice under two different spellings of his name.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1956
    Adley Lee R (Ruby) Emp Ace Bag & Burlap h 5021 Wheeler
    Adley Leroy (Ruby) bag grader Ace Bag & Burlap r 5021 Wheeler
    Adley Otdies (Pat) Multilith opr Panther Oil & Grease Mfg r RD 1 Box 90B

    I have not found any marriage record for Otdies, but, oddly enough, I found the record of Otdies Lee's divorce from Shirley Ann Childers in 1972, which also gives us the marriage date:

    File#   Husband                Age  Wife        Age Child Under 18  Marriage Date  Divorce Date
    17250 ADLEY OTDIES L  37   SHIRLEY 28       1        21-Aug-1965    09-Mar-1972

    U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
    Otdies Adley [Otdies L Adley]
    Birth 4 Nov 1934 Buckholts, Milam County, Texas
    Father Lee R Adley
    Mother Ruby Henson
    Death 22 Jan 2003
    SSN 463520947
    Nov 1950 Name listed as OTDIES LEE ADLEY; 30 Jan 2003 Name listed as OTDIES L ADLEY

    Otdies Lee "Lee" Adley
    Birth Nov. 4, 1934 Buckholts, Milam County, Texas
    Death Jan. 22, 2003 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado
    Lee Roy Adley (1911 - 1984)
    Ruby Lee Henson Adley (1905 - 1989)
    Sibling Edward John Adley (1937 - 1979)
    Burial Resthaven Memory Gardens, Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado
    Maintained by Find A Grave, Originally Created by: MsFoxRider Jun 28, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #92745107, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=92745107


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