Monday, September 28, 2009

A Tale of Two Sisters Who Married Two Brothers

This is a tale of two sisters:
One is my Grandaunt, Matilda Ellen "Tilda" Bradley, who also happens to be my third cousin twice removed and my fourth cousin twice removed. Matilda was b. 1 Nov 1887 in Dennison, Lincoln, Texas, the daughter of William Franklin and Janie Ellen (Moore) Bradley. She d. 18 Nov 1973 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri. Her first marriage was to Elmer Clarence Hall, 27 Jan 1907 in Adair Co., Missouri. Elmer and Matilda had six children: Clarence Almo; an infant male who was b. and d. 3 Jun 1909; Lula Mae; Janie Pauline; Charles and Elmerene Clara Elizabeth. Her second marriage was to Dillon S. Hays, 3 May 1917 in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri. Dillon and Matilda had three children: Euretha Florence, Rhoda Matilda, and Isabelle Maxine. Her last marriage was to Walter Ray Roberts, 6 Oct 1951 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas.

The other is my Grandmother, Martha Elizabeth Pearl "Pearl" Bradley, who also happens to be my third cousin twice removed and my fourth cousin twice removed. Pearl was b. 25 Jan 1890 in Goldsberry, Macon, Missouri, the daughter of William Franklin and Janie Ellen (Moore) Bradley. She d. 14 Dec 1971 in Larned, Pawnee, Kansas. She m. Linzie Sheldon Roberts, 10 Jan 1906 in Gifford, Macon, Missouri. Pearl and Linzie had six children: Lora Vaughn, Otis Aden, Arthur Franklin, Elbert Earl, Raymond Edward and Nadine Pearl.

Who married two brothers:
One is my Granduncle, Walter Ray Roberts who was b. 17 Jan 1890 in La Crosse, Macon, Missouri, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lucy Jane (Allen) Roberts. He d. 11 Sep 1962 in Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas. His first marriage was to Annabelle "Annie" Carmack, 2 Aug 1920 in Medicine Lodge, Barber, Kansas. Walter and Annie had seven children: Gaynell "Midge", Lois Maxine, William Ray "Bill", Benjamin Thomas "Bennie" Sr., Allen Lee "Sug", Deloris Aldiene "Dotty" and Lonny Dell. Walter and Matilda had no children.

The other is my Grandfather, Linzie Sheldon Roberts who was b. 3 Feb 1885 in Richland Twp., Macon, Missouri, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lucy Jane (Allen) Roberts. He d. 10 Oct 1964 in Larned, Pawnee, Kansas.

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