Saturday, September 29, 2012

Charles Lewis Markwad and Bessie Ray Smith

Charles Lewis Markwad
Born 3 Jan 1881 Lake county, Illinois
Parents: Charles Markwad and Frederica Vevetser
Occupation:  Farmer (WW1 draft registration)
(1911) Owner of the "Star Laundry" (see news article)
Married 1) Bessie Ray Smith 20 Mar 1907 McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska
Children:  Verlynn (Vernon), Iris
Note: after his wife died, Charles left his children with his sister-in-law, Minnie.  I don't know if they ever saw him again.  
2)  POSSIBLY Lulu Goetz Sep 1919 Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska
Note:  it claims he is 65 and she is 31, but if it is him, he is only 38.  It would make sense that he remarried a year after his first wife died.

Sources
Marriage to Lulu:  http://omahamarriages.wordpress.com/m-1/
Laundry Occupation:  18 Dec 1911 issue of McCook Tribune Newspaper
Birth date:  WW1 draft r
egistration: 
http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~neswngs/ww1_draft_register/ww1_draft_register_m.htm
Note: Went by "Charley" and is described as 5'11", medium build, blue eyes, dk brown hair.  Farmer by trade.
Letter written to my sister in law





Bessie Ray Smith
Born 29 Sep 1888 Red Willow County, Nebraska
Parents William Henry Smith and Emma Severance
Died 30 Nov 1918 McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska
Buried Riverview Cemetery, McCook, Red Willow, Nebraksa
Sources
1900 US Census for Red Willow, Nebraska page 6B (age 12)
1910 US Census for Lincoln, Atchison, Missouri (age 21)

Family Group Record prepared by Cleta Marianne Fisher 2004
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=15660173









CHILDREN
Verlynn (Vernon) Harold Markwad
Born 3 Sep 1911 Westboro, Atchison, Missouri
Occupation: Military, non-commissioned officer T/SGT in USAF 67th Tac. Recon. Wing. Served in Kimpo, Korea 1954. Retired 30 Apr 1958 LAFB, Nebraska
Note: He was a prison sergeant and his duties included assigning details to prisoners, supervising discharges of prisoners and conducting the rehabilitation program. He took classes in Domestic Disturbances at the Provost Marshal General's school in 1951
Given 25 years of service award at VA hospital 17 Dec 1967
At time of his death, he served as a crossing guard for the Murray School District
Married 1) Cora Elizabeth Riley about 1936
Children: Arlene
2) Dorothy Helen Halsey Abbott 24 Dec 1952 Spokane, Spokane, Washington (Divorced)
Children: one, still living
3) Elva Lorena Rasmussen Johnson Moss 28 Jul 1976 Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada
Children: none
Baptized a member of LDS Church 6 Nov 1976 in Midvale, Utah
Note: birth year and place are wrong on baptism certificate. It claims he was born in McCook, Lancaster, Nebraska in 1910
Died 26 Feb 1988 Cottonwood Hospital Medical Center, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah
Note: Cause of death: Brainstem infarction, vascular artery brain occulsion, emphysema of lungs
Buried Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Sources
Missouri Birth Certificate Film 48919
Marriage with Elva: Marriage Certificate Book 492, #850442
Utah Death Certificate file # 18-804
Death Certificate of his daughter, Arlene, who only lived a few months
Obituary
Family Group Record prepared by Clea Marianne Fisher (daughter of wife #3) in 2004

Iris E Markwad
Born 12 May 1917 McCook, Red Willow, Nebraska
Married 1) Haldane Giles "Hal" Mollison abt 1938 Hitchcock, Nebraska (Divorced)
Children:  Haldane
2) Samuel Joseph Tamburello
Death 29 Jan 2005 Glendora, Los Angeles, California
Sources
Family Group Record prepared by Clea Marianne Fisher in 2004
In 1935 she was in Chicago, Cook, Illinois according to the 1940 US Census for East Waterloo, Blackhawk, Iowa page 14A (age 23)
McCook Daily Gazette 2005 "Molly the Boxer, man of many talents" August 22, 2005 article by
Walt Sehnert

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