Andrew Jackson ADLEY Cornelia ADLEY Zelia ADLEY John Henry ADLEY William ADLEY Andrew Jackson ADLEY Otdies Lee ADLEY Edward John ADLEY Wanda June ADLEY Ruby Lee HENSON Rosa Bell ADLEY Rosa GAMMON Mini tree diagram

Lee Roy ADLEY2,6,3,4,1,7,8,5,9,9

14th Oct 19112,3,4,1,5 - 28th Jun 19842,6,1

Life History

14th Oct 1911

Born in Caldwell, Burleson, Texas.2,3,4,1,5

4th Nov 1934

Birth of son Otdies Lee ADLEY in Buckholts, Milam, Texas.2,9,10,4,11,1

11th Feb 1937

Birth of son Edward John ADLEY in Milam County, Texas.9,2,12,4

13th Jun 1943

Birth of daughter Wanda June ADLEY in Bell County, Texas.13

17th Oct 1979

Death of son Edward John ADLEY in Tarrant County, Texas.6,2

28th Jun 1984

Died in Whitney, Hill, Texas.2,6,1

30th Jun 1984

Buried in Whitney Memorial Park, Whitney, Hill, Texas.1

Other facts


Married Ruby Lee HENSON


  • I find Lee Adley listed as Lee in the public records I have found.  But his son is named as Otdies Lee Adley Jr in his birth certificate.

    There was some confusion about Lee Roy's name because several sources referred to his son as Otdies Lee Junior.  In April 2008, I got an email from a descendant, Patricia Ferguson Williams, who clarified the matter of the names.

    "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'."

    Some records do have his full name Lee Roy, but he is normally listed as simply Lee.  The name on his Death certificate was Lee Adley.

    I got Ruby Henson's name from the Texas Birth Index record for Otdies Lee Jr's brother Edward John Adley.

    In the 1920 census, I found Lee Roy listed as Lee with his parents Andrew and Rosie in Brown County, Texas.

    1920 Federal Census, Brown County, Texas, 7 February, Justice Precinct 4, District 11, page 12A, Hse #239, Fam #245
    Adley, Andrew Head M W 57 Tex Louisiana Louisiana Laborer
    Adley, Rosie Wife F W 40 Tex US US
    Adley, Nellie Dau F W 20 Tex Tex Tex
    Adley, Zealia Dau F W 19 Tex Tex Tex
    Adley, Johnie Son M W 17 Tex Tex Tex
    Adley, William Son M W 15 Tex Tex Tex
    Adley, Andrew Jr  Son M W 11 Tex Tex Tex
    Adley, Lee Son M W 9 Tex Tex Tex
    Adley, Rosie Dau F W 6 Tex Tex Tex

    In the 1930 census, Lee is working on the farm of Boyd Turner in Milam County, Texas.  He is listed as a boarder, but his occupation is reported as Farm Laborer.  I assume he is working on the farm where he is staying, but that is not specifically indicated.

    1930 Federal Census, Milam County, Texas, 16 April, Justice Precinct 5, District 21, page 2B, Hse/Fam #38
    Adley, Lee Boarder M W 19 Tex Tex Tex  Laborer, Farm

    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

    Lee and Ruby are listed in the 1955 and 1956 Ft Worth City Directories.  In the 1956 edition, Lee is listed twice under two different spellings of his name.

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

    On his death certificate, Lee was named simply as Lee Adley.  On Social Security records he is just L Adley.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Lee Adley
    Death 28 Jun 1984 Hill County
    Gender Male

    Social Security Death Index
    L. Adley
    Born 14 Oct 1911
    Died Jun 1984
    Last Residence Whitney, Hill, Texas 76692
    SSN 455-52-4814 issued Texas (Before 1951)

    A memorial on Find a Grave includes Lee's obituary.

    Lee Roy Adley
    Birth Oct. 14, 1911 Texas, USA
    Death Jun. 28, 1984 Whitney, Hill County, Texas, USA

    Whitney Messenger
    Friday, July 8, 1984

    L.R. Adley

    Mr. L.R. Adley, age 72 of Whitney, died Thursday morning, June 28, in the Whitney Hospital. Funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 30 at the Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Whitney. Dr. Carl Clinton officiated with burial in Whitney Cemetery.

    Mr. Adley was born Oct. 4, 1911 in Caldwell, Texas, the son of Andrew and Rosie Gambles Adley. He and Ruby Henson were married 53 years ago and lived in Fort Worth where he works Dept. before moving to Whitney 12 years ago. He was a Baptist.

    Mr. Adley is survived by his wife, Ruby Adley of Whitney, 2 sons, Lee Adley of West and Odell Adley of Fort Worth, 1 daughter, Wanda Mann of Azle, 2 sisters, Rose Wallace of Whitney and Neely Mills of Franklin and 9 grandchildren.

    Burial Whitney Memorial Park, Whitney, Hill County, Texas, USA

    Created by Cathy Creger Shelley Dec 04, 2002
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #6986959,


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