Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday's Obituary - Nell Tudor

 Nellie Mae Gailey Tudor
About 1919, Age 16
Brock, Parker County, Texas
Born December 5, 1903 - Died 1973

Rites Scheduled For Mrs. Tudor
Mrs. Nell Tudor, 68, a former Lubbock resident, died Thrusday in Des Moines, Iowa, where she had been living since 1970.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Sanders Memorial Chapel here with the Rev. W. F. Furguson, a retired Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will be in the City of Lubbock Cemetery.
Mrs. Tudor moved here in 1948 from Fort Worth and lived here until moving to Des Moines.
She is survived by a son, Wesley F. Hodges of Livermore, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Nell Taylor, of Des Moines, Iowa; a brother, Doc Gailey, of Mineral Wells; a sister, Mrs. Grace Cornelius of Grapevine; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Villas Tudor, J. A. Phillips, J. D. Cornelius, Roy Taylor, Reggie Stone and Othal Tudor.
My grandmother, Edna Gailey, had this news clipping of the notice of Aunt Nell's death in her scrapbook which I have inherited. Even though grandma didn't identify the newspaper, I feel it is obvious that it came out of a Lubbock, Texas newspaper. As you can see, someone (probably grandma or Doc) marked through the year 1948 and wrote in the year 1938 for the year she moved to Lubbock from Fort Worth.

They were correct in putting the year 1938, as I found Nell in the 1940 Lubbock, Texas Census. There are a few items of interest to me in the census which I will have to research further. For one, I didn't realize Uncle R. H. had been married before and his two older children lived with them in Lubbock. I only knew about Wesley and his two younger sisters who were born later. Wesley's last name was Hodges. I see that in the 1940 census they listed it as Tudor. When he was older he went by his birth father's name Hodges. I wrote about this family here when posting about my grandfather, Doc Gailey's, sisters, Grace and Nell.

United States Census, 1940
Nell Tudor in household of R H Tudor
Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States

Name: Nell Tudor
Titles & Terms:
Event: Census
Event Year: 1940
Event Place: Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States
Gender: Female
Age: 36
Marital Status: Married
Race (Original):
Race (Standardized): White
Relationship to Head of Household (Original):
Relationship to Head of Household (Standardized): Wife
Birthplace: Texas
Estimated Birth Year: 1904
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Enumeration District Number: 152-6B
Family Number: 368
Sheet Number and Letter: 15A
Line Number: 17
NARA Publication Number: T627
NARA Roll Number: 4096
Digital Folder Number: 005457446
Image Number: 00569
  Household Gender Age Birthplace
Head R H Tudor M 58 Texas
Wife Nell Tudor F 36 Texas
Daughter Mary Nita Tudor F 21 Texas
Son Woody Tudor M 18 Texas
Son Wesley Tudor M 16 Texas

Tudor, Mrs. Nell, Death Notice 1973 News Clipping found in family scrapbook belonging to Judith Richards Shubert.

"United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 01 Apr 2013), Nell Tudor in household of R H Tudor, Lubbock, Justice Precinct 1, Lubbock, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 152-6B, sheet 15A, family 368, NARA digital publication T627, roll 4096.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday's Obituary ~ Era Puckett Notice of Death

Era Puckett never married. She was the daughter of Travis Austin Puckett and Nancy Catherine Mayo. Having been born in Texas 24 June 1902, she traveled with her family to Blanchard, Oklahoma where she grew up. She was my mother, Vernelle Gailey Richards Rowbury's, first cousin once removed.

Era Puckett
24 June 1902 - 14 September 1971

Friday, March 22, 2013

What's Up Genealogy? Google+ Hangout on Air

Just spent a very nice, productive portion of an hour with Caroline Pointer and her panel at What's Up Genealogy? Google+ Hangout on Air.

Enjoyed  the 20-minute show where they went over the news from Rootstech and shared gen-tech research tips. One of the highlights of the Hangout was getting to meet and hear from the one and the only Marian Pierre-Louis who was their guest. Marian told us about her BlogTalkRadio show, Fieldstone Common, and has totally intrigued me! I will definitely tune in.

Caroline Pointer and her panel get together for a Hangout with news from the genealogy world at 8:00 P.M. Central every Friday night. Put it on your calendar.

Caroline M. Pointer can be found at 4YourFamilyStory , on the new YouTube One channel and Google + .
She was joined on the panel tonight by Tessa Keough who works with Legacy Virtual Users' Group and the Guild of One Name Studies; Linda McCauley, who writes Documenting the Details, is the Technology Chair of the Kentucky Genealogy Society and is involved with Legacy Virtual Users Group; and Marian Pierre-Louis, the host of Fieldstone Common which airs live every Thursday at 1:00 P.M. EST.

I'm looking forward to learning more from all of these ladies.

Friday, March 1, 2013

O. B. & Ellar Rainey Homsley Family

 Obediah Black Homsley and Ella Rainey Homsley
with daughters
Willie, Lessie, and Callie

My grandmother is Willie Homsley, the little girl on the left standing beside her father, O. B. Homsley. This photo must have been taken between 1900 and 1910. They had a younger son, Robert Adrian, age 5 in the 1910 census. On that same census Willie was age 15; I think she looks about 6 or 7 in this picture. In 1900 all 3 of the girls appeared, ages 3, 5, and 10. In 1910 you can see the oldest daughter, Lessie, age 21, living next door to her parents and siblings in Parker County, which is west of Delta County. She is married by that time to Silas Ables, age 27, with their daughter, Jimmie M. Ables. She was nearly a year old. Callie Catherin was named for her grandmother, O. B.'s mother, Callie Catherin Martin Homesley, who married William H. Homesley, both born in Harden Co., Tennessee.

 1910 in Parker County, Texas
Obediah Black & Mary Ellar Rainey Homsley Family
Son-in-law Robert Ables, daughters Lessie Homsley Ables
Callie Catherin and Willie Laura Homsley
and son, Robert Adrian Homsley

1910 Parker County, Texas U. S. Census
Homsley Family is in Dwelling 176 and Family 182
Ables Family is in Dwelling 177 and Family 183

1900 Delta County, Texas U. S. Census
Homsley Family is in Dwelling 168 and Family 168 on pages 76 A and B

I have always been interested in the migration of my Richards family from Shelby County in East Texas to Parker County in North Central Texas. How and why did they go there? I see now that my Homsley great-grandparents also migrated from North East Texas to North Central Texas. Grandma Willie got married at age 18 in 1912 to John Robert Richards who was born in Timpson, Shelby County in East Texas and came to Parker County with his parents and other members of his Richards and Sapp families.

Homsley Family with Daughters, Original belonging to Jean Richards and in her family album, digital format used here by Judith Richards Shubert.

Homsley Family in 1910, digital format used here by Cathy Chancellor Richards and sent to Judith Richards Shubert.

Census Images:
Census Images, digital format from; accessed by Judith Richards Shubert May 2004.

Homsley Reunion, Seymour, Texas

Homsley Reunion, Seymour, Texas
Copyright (c) 2015 by Judith Richards Shubert