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William F. (Willie) Eley Family

Husband: William F. (Willie) Eley

Born: 16 Aug 1902at: AR
Married: 18 Dec 1920at: Howard Co., AR
Died: 15 Mar 1945at: Union Co., AR
Buried: at: Merrell Cemetery, Hempstead Co., AR
Father: John Armstead Eley
Mother: Emma Holiday
Other Spouses: Thelma L. Dotson  
 

Wife: Johnnie Fern Hardy

Born: 28 Oct 1902at: Hempstead Co., AR
Died: 08 Oct 1928at: Midland, TX
Buried: at: Merrell Cemetery, Hempstead Co., AR
Father: Henry Harrison Hardy
Mother: Adeline Cynthia (Addie) Harris
 

Children: 

Name: Fern Lee Eley
Born: 18 Mar 1922at: AR
Died: 18 Apr 1980at: Longview, TX
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Edward Eugene (Ed) Morrow  
 

Name: James Lavon Eley
Born: 19 Jan 1925at: AR
Died: 06 Mar 1987at: Shreveport, LA
Buried: at: Greenwood Cemetery, Shreveport, LA
Spouses: Leneda Ollie Ferguson  
 

Name: Willie Jean Eley
Born: 10 Sep 1927at: AR
Died: 22 Jul 1941at: Ouachita Co., AR
Buried: at: Merrell Cemetery, Hempstead Co., AR
 

More Information:

About the William F. (Willie) Eley Family:

Marriage record gives date as 20 December 1920, and Willie's age as 21.
Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957.


About William F. (Willie) Eley:

Willie and father John A. both show up in the 1910 Census, AR, Hempstead Co., Redland TS, living with Henry Bynum Eley. Willie is shown as a nephew to Henry, and John as Henry's brother. It appears that John's marital status is marked as "W" for widower, although the entry is not clear. I believe that Willie was born in 1902 and his mother died between then and 1910.

The 1920 Census, same location, shows Willie living as a nephew with James Lymon Eley, who was another brother of John A. Eley.
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Found in the 1930 Census, AR, Ouachita Co., Washington TS, ED 29, sh. 6B, img. 12. Willie and his three children were found living with his former father-in-law Henry Hardy. His wife had previously died in 1928. His occupation was listed as "Roustabout" in the "Crude Oil" industry.
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Found in the 1940 Census, AR, Union Co., Norphlet, ED 70-37, Sh. 5B.
W F Eley 37; TX; Occ.: Gang Pusher, Oil Production. (Other sources indicate thet Willie was born in AR rather than TX.)
Thelma Eley 30; AR
Fern Eley 18; AR
James Eley 15; AR
Jean Eley 12; AR
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Willie worked in the oil fields. He was killed in an on the job accident.

In the Ark. Index of Deaths, the first three letters of his middle name are given as "Fra", possibly Francis, Frank?
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About Johnnie Fern Hardy:

Death date and place from Texas Death Index, 1903-2000.


Revised: 11-Mar-15  01:28 PM