Lillie May MCSWAIN Mini tree diagram
Robert Leander R BOSTIC

Robert Leander R BOSTIC6,7,1,2,3,4,5

8th Sep 18921,2,3,4,5 - May 19673

Life History

8th Sep 1892

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

21st Jun 1911

Married Lillie May MCSWAIN in Arkansas County, Arkansas.5

about 1952

Death of Lillie May MCSWAIN in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas

May 1967

Died in St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas.3


  • The daughter of Robert's daughter Louise May left the following comment on a genealogy.

    "Grandfather:  This is my beloved 'Pa.'  His daughter Louise May married George E. Moore.  I am their daughter.  My name is Diane Louise (Moore) Elliott.  I am trying to find out more info on my 'Pa.'  He and his wife Lilly McSwain lived in St. Charles, Arkansas."
    --  Diane Moore Elliott, Comment on an Ancestry genealogy, 3 Aug 2013, accessed 12 April 2015

    Louise May is the last child reported in the family's 1930 census record.

    1920 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 7 February, Ethel, District 16, page 8B, By Road, Hse #152, Fam #160
    Bostic, Leander R Head Rents M W 28 Married AL AL AL Water Engineer [b abt 1891]
    Bostic, Lillie M Wife F W 31 Married OK TN TN [b abt 1888]
    Bostic, Clara B Dau F W 7 AR AL AR [b abt 1912]
    Bostic, Mora L Dau F W 6 AR AL AR [b abt 1913]
    Bostic, R L Son M W 5 AR AL AR [b abt 1914]

    1930 Federal Census, Arkansas County, Arkansas, 21 April, Ethel, District 1-25, page 6B, Ethel & Chute Rd, Hse #117, Fam #118
    Bostick, Robert L Head [Ownership unknown] No Radio M W 38 Married at age 18 [abt 1910] TX US US Farmer [b abt 1892]
    Bostick, Lillie M Wife F W 40 Married at age 22 [abt 1912] AR NC NC [b abt 1890]
    Bostick, Clara B Dau F W 17 Single AR TX AR [b abt 1913]
    Bostick, Mora L Dau F W 16 Single AR TX AR [b abt 1914]
    Bostick, R L Son M W 15 Single AR TX AR Farm Laborer [b abt 1915]
    Bostick, Louise Dau F W 10 Single AR TX AR [b abt 1920]

    Clara B was Clara Belle.  "There was a woman named Bostic that worked at the lunchroom in the St Charles school.  Her name was Clara Belle."
    --  Edith McSwain Jenkins, personal communication to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 12 April 2015

    Edith McSwain's grandfather Wiley Carew McSwain was a first cousin of Clara's mother Lillie May (or Mae) McSwain Bostic.

    U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
    Robert Lee Bostic
    Birth 8 Sep 1892 Texas
    Residence St Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Contact (Wife) Mrs R L Bostic, St Charles, Arkansas
    Works for Self, St Charles
    (on back)
    5'8" 190 Lbs
    Blue Eyes, Gray Hair, Dark Complexion
    Registered 27 April 1942, DeWitt, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Signed R L Bostic

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Robert Bostic
    Born 8 Sep 1892
    Died May 1967
    Last Residence Saint Charles, Arkansas, Arkansas 72140
    SSN 430-07-7198 issued Arkansas (Before 1951)

    There are records for some other Bostics in the same area of Arkansas County, which I have not been able to connect.  They were there at least one generation before Robert.  The following marriage record is probably for a member of the same family.  Prairie County is just north of Arkansas County, where Robert lived around St Charles, on the White River, and nearby DeWitt.

    Arkansas Marriages, 1851-1900
    James A. Wiley
    Spouse Sarah Jane Bostic
    Marriage 28 Jan 1858 Prairie County, AR

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