William Franklin BIRDWELL Hardie BIRDWELL Willa M BIRDWELL Oswald H BIRDWELL Minnie CHANDLER Mini tree diagram

Zollie BIRDWELL5,1,2,3,4

3rd Jun 18961,2,3,4 - 24th Jan 19315,3

Life History

3rd Jun 1896

Born in Sodus, Sabine, Louisiana.1,2,3,4

24th Jan 1931


after 24th Jan 1931

Buried in Pelican Cemetery,Pelican, Pelican, De Soto Parish, Louisiana.3


  • 1900 Federal Census, Sabine Parish, Louisiana, 12 June, Bayou San Miguel, District 96, page 12B, Hse #218, Fam #222
    Birdwell, William F Head W M  Oct 1872  27 Married 9 years LA LA AL Farmer Owns
    Birdwell, Minnie Wife W F Mar 1873  27 Married 9 years 10 children/9 living MS MS MS
    Birdwell, Zollie Son W M  June 1876 3 LA LA MS

    1910 Federal Census, DeSoto County, Louisiana, 1 May, Police Jury Ward 7, District 75, page 14A, Hse/Fam #247
    Birdwell, William F  Head M W 37 Married 18 years LA LA LA Farmer Owns
    Birdwell, Minnie Wife F W 37 Married 18 years 4 child/4 living MS MS MS
    Birdwell, Zallie Son F W 13 LA LA MS Farm Laborer

    Zollie's WWI draft card reports his birthplace as Sodus, Louisia.  This was a railroad town in Sabine Parish.  The town had originally been Pleasant HIll, and was in the edge of DeSoto Parish.  But the town moved to the Railroad, about two miles away and across the line into Sabine Parish.  The new town was called Sodus.  The name Pleasant Hill continued in use by the residents, and the railroad changed the name back to Pleasant HIll.

    The Civil War ended. In 1881, the railroad came. Again, Pleasant Hill changed; the town moved. Since the railroad, the Texas and Pacific, did not come to the town, the town went to the railroad.

    The new community, about two miles away and in Sabine Parish, was called Sodus; but the residents, most of whom had moved from the old town, continued to say Pleasant Hill. In 1922, the railroad commissioners decided to drop the name Sodus. Pleasant Hill, the little town incorporated in 1893, was and is.
    --  Sabine Parish History, "A Brief History of Pleasant Hill, Louisiana," http://www.toledo-bend.com/sabinepar/history/index.asp?request=pleasant

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Zollie Birdwell (signed with this spelling)
    Residence Pelican, De Soto County, Louisiana
    Birth 3 Jun 1896 Sodus [Sabine Parish], Louisiana
    Occupation Driller Helper, Producers Oil Co, Casper Wyoming
    Medium Height, Stout Build, Light Blue Eyes, Dark Brown Hair
    Registered Natrona County, Wyoming no date

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Certificate #2407
    Z Birdwell
    Death 24 Jan 1931 Galveston County

    Zollie Birdwell
    Birth Jun. 3, 1896
    Death Jan. 24, 1931
    Burial Pelican Cemetery,Pelican, De Soto Parish, Louisiana, USA
    Created by SFC USA RET Duffie & Kat... Aug 21, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #75272445, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=BI&GSfn=z&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=20&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=75272445&df=all&&ftm=1


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