James Mathew BRINKLEY William Elmer BRINKLEY Lonza Zelma BRINKLEY James Page BRINKLEY Betty Sue BRINKLEY Rabie Lane BRINKLEY Etta CAROLYN James William BRINKLEY Living BRINKLEY Anna Mae TYSON Etta E STARNES Mini tree diagram

Rabie Lee BRINKLEY1,9,2,3,4,6,7,10,11,8

also known as Rabie BRINKLEY3

29th Sep 19071,2,3,4,5,6,7,8 - 26th Nov 19822,8

Life History

29th Sep 1907

Born in Walters, Comanche, Oklahoma Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8


Resident in Lick Creek, Little River, Arkansas.4

14th Sep 1935

Married Anna Mae TYSON in Little River County, Arkansas.9

8th Mar 1936

Birth of daughter Betty Sue BRINKLEY in Wilton, Little River, Arkansas.1,12,13

1st Oct 1937

Birth of son Rabie Lane BRINKLEY in Wilton, Little River, Arkansas.1,14,15,16,17

about Sep 1939

Birth of daughter Etta CAROLYN in Little River County, Arkansas.1

12th Sep 1944

Birth of son James William BRINKLEY in Little River County, Arkansas.13,18

26th Nov 1982

Died in Wilton, Little River, Arkansas.2,8

after 26th Nov 1982

Buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Little River County, Arkansas.8

Other facts


Birth of daughter Living BRINKLEY


  • This child's name looks like Rabie or Raby in all the censuses.  It is found as Robie on one or two genealogies.  In the Social Security Death Index the name is Rabie Brinkley.  Several genealogies just copy names they have found from one or more censuses, including a mistranscription of the name of one of Rabie's brothers Elmer.

    The following genealogy, still, provides some additional information that seems to come from family sources, like Rabie's middle name of Lee.  This genealogy lacks Rabie's brother James Page Brinkley.

    Birth abt 1881 in Georgia Death Unknown
    Parents OLIVER PAGE STARNES 1843-1920
    MARTHA Cheatham b 1845
    Spouse JAMES MATHEW BRINKLEY 1873-1954
    Lonza Zelma
    James P Elnaer [Elmer]
    Raby Lee b 1907 Indian Territory
    --  Ancestry Trees, Brinkley, http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/4583074/person/-1580296009?ssrc=&ftm=1

    Rabie was born a few weeks before Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory were merged with a few additional pieces of land to become the new US State of Oklahoma in December 1907.  Genealogies report that the place of his birth was Walters, later to be in Cotton County, Oklahoma, formed in 1912 out of Comanche County.

    This was part of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Reservation that was opened up for white settlement in 1906.  this appears to be when James and Etta Brinkley moved up from Texas.  Walters was on the Rock Island and Pacific Railway, which connected Waurika and Lawton.  The following explains briefly the history of the area.

    "In 1855 a Choctaw-Chickasaw agreement held that they would lease a part of their land, to the United States for the Wichita and other Plains tribes. After the 1867 Medicine Lodge Treaty the area became part of the Kiowa-Comanche-Apache reservation. Cotton County's eastern portion opened to non-Indian settlement in the 1901 Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Opening, which distributed land by a lottery system. In 1906 settlers claimed the remainder of the county's land when the Big Pasture, grazing land reserved for Kiowa-Comanche and Wichita-Caddo livestock (with many acres leased to white ranchers), became available through a sealed bid process. The federal government platted five townsites for the Big Pasture opening, Randlett, Eschiti, Ahpeatone, Quanah, and Isadore, with the latter two in present Tillman County. Randlett is the only original town still incorporated. Other incorporated Cotton County towns are Devol, Temple, and Walters."
    --  "COTTON COUNTY," Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture, Oklahoma Historical Society, http://digital.library.okstate.edu/encyclopedia/entries/C/CO067.html

    1910 Federal Census, Comanche County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Walters, District 65, page 2B, Hse/Fam #46
    Brinkley, James  Head M W  38  Married 15 yrs AR TN TN Laborer Rents
    Brinkley, Etta Wife  F W  31  Married 15 yrs 4 children/4 living TX TN TN
    Brinkley, Rabie Son  M W 3 Single OK AR TX

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Rabie Lee Brinkley
    Birth Date 29 Sept 1907 Walter [Cotton County], Oklahoma
    Residence Wilton, Little River County, Arkansas
    Age 33
    Contact Mrs Anna May Brinkley (wife), Wilton, LR, Oklahoma
    Employer W E Kinsworthy, Wilton, LR, Oklahoma
    5' 10" 145 lbs Brown Eyes, Brown Hair, Dark Complexion
    Scar edge of hair, over right eye
    Registered [no date reported] Ashdown, Little River County, Arkansas

    1920 Federal Census, Little River, Arkansas, 6 January, Lick Creek, District 34, page 3B, Hse #51, Fam #58
    Brinkley, Jim M Head Rents M W  47 AR TN TN Farmer
    Brinkley, Etta S  Wife  F W  42 GA GA GA
    Brinkley, Raby Son  M W  13 Single OK AR GA Laborer

    1930 Federal Census, Little River County, Arkansas, 22 April, Lick Creek Township, District 16, page 2B, Hse #35, Fam #36
    Brinkley, J M Head Rents M W  58 First Married at age 23 TX TX TX Farmer [b abt 1872]
    Brinkley, Etta Mother F W  49 Married at age 20 AR TN TN [b abt 1881]
    Brinkley, Raby Son M W 21 Single OK AR GA [b abt March 1909]

    Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    Volume 0001, Certificate #14095
    Rabie L Brinkley
    Gender: Male
    Spouse Annie M Tyson
    License 14 Sep 1935 Little River County

    1940 Federal Census, Little River County, Arkansas, [no day] April, Wilton, District 41-6, page 2A, Hse #32, Rents $5
    Brinkley, R L Head M W 33 Grade 8 b Okla parents b Ark Tex same place in 1935 Salesman, Retail Liquor
    Brinkley, Annie Mae Wife F W 26 Grade H1 b Ark same place in 1935
    Brinkley, Betty Sue Dau F W 4 Grade 0 b Ark
    Brinkley, Rabie Lane Son M W 2 Grade 0 b Ark
    Brinkley, Etta Carolyn Dau F W 7mos Grade 0 b Ark

    Social Security Death Index
    Rabie Brinkley
    Born 29 Sep 1907
    Died Nov 1982
    Last Residence Wilton, Little River, Arkansas 71865
    SSN 429-16-1169 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    Rabie Lee Brinkley
    Birth Sep 29, 1907 Comanche County, Oklahoma
    Death Nov 26, 1982 Wilton, Little River County, Arkansas

    James Matthew Brinkley (1873 - 1954)
    Etta Starnes Brinkley (1877 - 1938)

    Spouse Annie Mae Tyson Brinkley (1914 - 1988)
    Rabie Lane Brinkley (1937 - 2004)
    James William Brinkley (1944 - ____)

    William Elmer Brinkley (1900 - 1946)
    Lonza Zelma Brinkley McCown (1900 - 1994)

    Burial Oak Hill Cemetery, Little River County, Arkansas

    Created by J R Hinton Apr 15, 2015
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #145064856, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=145064856


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