James Lester Verlin BRISCOE Edwin Truman DUNAHOO Sondra Joan DUNAHOO Arthur McCrea HART Lyndall Douglass MORRILL Verlin A BRISCOE Carmen Oletta BRISCOE Helen Doris BRISCOE Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE Amanda Luella CARPENTER Mini tree diagram
Oval Ilene BRISCOE

Oval Ilene BRISCOE1,8,2,3,4,9,5,6,7,10,11

1st Aug 19121,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 22nd Aug 19862,3

Life History

1st Aug 1912

Born in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5,6,7

21st May 1932

Married Edwin Truman DUNAHOO in Mason City, Cerro Gordo, Iowa.7

13th Jun 1934

Birth of daughter Sondra Joan DUNAHOO in Albert Lea, Freeborn, Minnesota.12,4

2nd Apr 1971

Death of Edwin Truman DUNAHOO in Sacramento, Sacramento, California.2,13,3

12th Mar 1972

Married Arthur McCrea HART in Sacramento, Sacramento, California.4

Oct 1974

Divorced from Arthur McCrea HART in Sacramento, Sacramento, California.11

11th Jul 1976

Married Lyndall Douglass MORRILL in Fallon, Churchill, Nevada.8

6th Jul 1978

Death of Arthur McCrea HART in Sacramento County, California.3,14

17th Oct 1984

Death of Lyndall Douglass MORRILL in San Joaquin County, California.13,3

22nd Aug 1986

Died in Sacramento, Sacramento, California.2,3

after 22nd Aug 1986

Buried in Camellia Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, California.2

Other facts


Divorced from Edwin Truman DUNAHOO


  • Ilene and her family were reported twice in the 1920 census, once in their old location, in a residence in Frederick, Oklahoma, and once on a farm in Montana in the household of her grandparents.  I cannot account for their presence in Oklahoma, then back in Montana 28 days later.

    1920 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 2 January, Frederick, District 167, 216 South Main St, page 1B, Hse/Fam #19
    Brisco, Jim L Head M W 27 TX US US tin Shop Plumer [sic]
    Brisco, Amanda Wife F W 27 IA IA IA
    Brisco, Ilene Dau F W 7 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Verlin Son M W 6 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Carmen Dau M W 2yrs8mos Montana TX IA [b abt May 1917]

    1920 Federal Census, Musselshell County, Montana, 30 January, School District 9, Enumeration District 64, Fishel Creek Rd, page 7B, Hse #130, Fam #133
    Carpenter, Samuel E Head Owns M W 54 IA IN IA Farmer
    Carpenter, Nancy D Wife F W 49 IA OH OH
    Brisco, Amanda Dau F W 27 IA IA IA
    Brisco, James L Son-in-law M W 27 TX US US Farmer
    Brisco, Ilene Granddau F W 8 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Verlin A Grandson M W 6 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Carmen Granddau M W 3yrs7mos Montana TX IA [b abt May 1916]

    So Ilene's parents James and Amanda with their children were enumerated in the census on the 2nd of January in Montana, then on 30 January they were enumerated again in Oklahoma. where they had all been living before.  Jim and Amanda are in their own household in Tillman, Oklahoma, with all their children, whereas in the Montana census they and all the children are in her parents' household.

    Their last child Carmen had been born in Montana in 1917, so they had been living there since about 1916.  The next child, reported in the 1930 census, was also born in Montana, so they must have been on a trip to Oklahoma for a short time.  However, it was long enough that they were renting the house in which they were enumerated in Tillman.

    They had already been living in Montana since about 1916, because Ilene's little sister Carmen was born there in May or June 1916.  I don't know why they were back in Oklahoma, nless they were just home for a holiday visit.  I have found several other cases of the same family or individual being enumerated more than once in the same census.  But the farthest away I have found it happening, I think, was a neighboring county.

    Birth states of the children in 1930 tells us additionally that they moved form Montana to Minnesota between 1921.  The last child Bernard was born in Minnesota about 1926.  This makes since, because Amanda's mother died in Waseca County, Minnesota, in 1927.

    1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 3 April, Frederick Ward 2, District 5, page 2A, 104 South 16th St, Hse #35, Fam #37
    Briscoe, James L Head Rents $20 M W 37 Married at age 18 MO TX MO Laborer
    Briscoe, Amanda E Wife F W 37 Married at age 18 IA IA IA
    Briscoe, Ilene O Dau F W 17 OK MO IA
    Briscoe, Verlin A Son M W 16 OK MO IA
    - page 2B -
    Briscoe, Carmen O Dau M W 12 MT MO IA
    Briscoe, Helen D Dau F W 9 MT MO IA
    Briscoe, Bernard B Son M W 4 MN MO IA

    Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937
    Truman Dunahoo
    Birth Year abt 1907 Nevada Iowa
    Residence Place Mason City, Iowa
    Ocupation Butcher in Wilson's Packing Plant
    Marriage Age 25, Groom's Second Marriage
    Marriage 21 May 1932 Mason City, Iowa, USA
    Father C S Dunahoo, Mother Sarah J Taylor
    Spouse Ilene Briscoe
    Spouse Marriage Age 20 [b abt 1912]
    Spouse Birth Place Frederick Oklahoma
    Spouse Residence Place Mason City, Iowa
    Spouse Father J L Briscoe, Spouse Mother Amanda Carpenter
    Witnesses Mary LaVille, Verlin Briscoe

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Palo Alto, California, City Directory, 1954, p 137
    Dunahoo E Truman (Ilene) lubr mn Palo Alto Nash r 2230 St Francis dr
    Dunahoo Mrs Oval I reporter Credit Bureau of Palo Alto r 2230 St Francis dr
    Dunahoo Sandra cash Penny's r 2230 St Francis dr

    After the death of Truman, Ilene married Arthur McCrae Hart in 1972, then divorced him in 1974.

    California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
    Oval I Dunahoo
    Age 59, Est Birth 1913
    Spouse Name Arthur M Hart
    Spouse Age 70, Est Spouse Birth 1902
    Date 12 Mar 1972 Sacramento

    California, Divorce Index, 1966-1984
    Arthur M Hart
    Spouse Ilene O Briscoe
    Oct 1974 Sacramento County

    Nevada, Marriage Index, 1956-2005
    Oval Ilene Dunahoo
    Gender Female
    California Resident
    Spouse Lyndall Douglass Morrill
    California Resident
    Marriage 11 Jul 1976 Fallon
    Civil celebrant
    Recorded 14 Jul 1976 Fallon, Nevada
    Book 9, Page 3310000

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Irene O Morrill [Irene O Briscoe]
    Gender Female
    Birth 1 Aug 1912 Oklahoma
    Death 22 Aug 1986 Sacramento
    Mother's Maiden Name Carpenter
    Father's Surname Briscoe
    Social Security #470032220

    Ilene was buried with her first husband, who preceded her in death.  On her gravestone, the order of her names is O Ilene, rather than as on the California death record, Ilene O.

    The date of death on her gravestone is 2 years later than the date on the California death record, as transcribed on Ancestry.com.

    O Ilene Dunahoo
    Birth 1 Aug 1912
    Age at Death 76
    Death 22 Aug 1988
    Burial  Camellia Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, USA
    --  BillionGraves.com Burial Index, http://billiongraves.com/pages/record/person/4737944?ftm=1


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