Samuel Darnell HOLT Mini tree diagram

Nancy Lurena BUCKLEY1,2,3,6,5,4

4th Jan 18835 - 1st Aug 19701,3,4

Life History

4th Jan 1883

Born in Precinct 1, Bell, Texas.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

Mar 1886

Born in Texas.5

(less likely)

2nd Jun 1898

Married Samuel Darnell HOLT in Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma.6

19th Jul 1930

Death of Samuel Darnell HOLT in San Diego, San Diego, California.7

1st Aug 1970

Died in Fireside Lodge, Marietta, Love, Oklahoma.1,3,4

Coronary Thrombosis, due to Chronic Nephritis, due to Senility

3rd Aug 1970

Buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma.4


  • All the records I have seen reports Rena's birth in Texas.  One or more genealogies report more specific details.

    Marriage to Nancy Lurena Buckley (Birth 04 Jan 1883 in Precinct 1, Bell County, Texas, Death 01 Aug 1970 in Marietta, Love, Oklahoma) 2 Jun 1898 Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma;  Parents Joseph Elijah Buckley 1844-1911, Julia Osborne 1848-1923
    --  Wetmore,

    The marriage certificate does not report the location of the marriage ceremony.

    Marriage License, Indian Territory, Southern District
    S D Holt
    of Marietta, Indian Territory, aged 19
    and Renie [Nancy Lurena] Buckley
    of Marsden, Indian Territory, aged 16
    2 May 1898, C M Campbell, clerk
    Certificate of Marriage
    J S Watkins, M of G (Minister of the Gospel)
    2 June 1898

    This one reports that she died in California, following SSDI, but also reports the marriage date and place.

    Nancy Lurena Buckley, Birth 4 Jan 1883 in Precinct 1, Bell, Texas, Death 15 Aug 1970 in Vallejo, Solano, California
    Marriage to Samuel Darnell Holt 2 Jun 1898 Ardmore, Carter, Oklahoma,
    --  Whitman,

    1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, 30 June, Township 6, District 147, page 26A, Hse/Fam #302
    Buckley, Joseph Head W M Nov 1846  53 Married Unknown years AL AL AL Farmer rents
    Buckley, Julia Wife W M Dec 1850  49 Married Unknown years 8 children/8 living AL AL AL
    Buckley, Eva Dau W F Feb 1880  20 AL AL AL School Teacher
    Buckley, Ina Dau W F Mch 1882  18 Single  AL AL AL Book Agent
    Buckley, May Dau W F Apr 1884  16 Single  AL AL AL Farm Labor
    Buckley, Renia Dau W F Mch 1886  14 Single  TX AL AL Farm Labor
    Buckley, Archie Son W M May 1888 12  TX AL AL Farm Labor
    Buckley, Lela Dau W F Jan 1890  10 Single  Ind Territory AL AL Farm Labor
    Buckley, John Son W M Dec 1892  7 Single  Ind Territory AL AL
    Buckley, Frank Son W M Mch 1894  6 Single Ind Territory AL AL At School

    1910 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 27 April, Chickasha, District 98, p 8B, Chickasha Ward 3, 311 North 3rd St, Hse #143, Fam #162
    Holt, Samuel Head M W 31 Married 11 years Alabama Alabama Alabama Barber Rents
    Holt, Rena L  Wife 27 Married 11 years 4 children/4 living TX -- --
    Holt, Glen G  Son M W 10 OK Alabama TX
    Holt, Jaunita [sic] J  Dau 8 OK AL TX
    Holt, Huey F  Son M W 7 OK Alabama TX

    Note that the 1910 census says that Sam and Rena have been married 11 years.  But that would mean they were married a year already in 1900.  Yet in 1900 Rena is still Single in her parents home.  Their oldest child Glen is reported as 10 years old, but if the 1900 census is correct, they could not have married before 1 June 1900.  So unless he was conceived out of wedlock Glen was not born in 1900.

    Rena lived until 1970.  But in 1930, when her husband Sam Holt died, his birth certificate reports him as widowed and his previously deceased wife as Vivian Holt.

    Social Security Death Index
    Rena Holt
    [Nancy Lurena Buckley]
    Born 4 Jan 1883
    Died 15 Aug 1970
    Last Residence Vallejo, Solano, California 94590
    SSN 571-80-7502 issued California (1966)

    The SSDI says her residence at the time of death was in Solano County, California, but her Oklahoma death certificate reports that she died in Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma.  The date also differs, with the SSDI saying 15 Aug 1970 and the death certificate saying 1 Aug 1970.  Could these two Rena Holts with such similar death dates?  The SSN is the same on the death certificate as on the SSDI record.

    Oklahoma Certificate of Death #15582
    Nancy Rena Holt
    Residence Route 1, Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma
    Birth 4 January 1883 in Texas
    Death 12 August 1970 Fireside Lodge, Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma
    Housewife, Widowed, SS# 571-80-7502
    Father Joe Buckley, Mother Julia Osborne
    Cause of Death Coronary Thrombosis, due to Chronic Nephritis, due to Senility
    Burial 3 August 1970 Lakeview Cemetery, Marietta, Love County, Oklahoma
    By Goodrich Funeral Home
    Registered locally 3 August 1970
    Registered State 7 August 1970

    I thought the wording of the cause of death was interesting.  How does Senility cause Nephritis (irritation or disorder of the kidneys)?


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