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William F. (Willie) Eley Family

Husband: William F. (Willie) Eley

Born: 16 Aug 1902at: AR
Married: 23 Sep 1933at: 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: Johnnie Fern Hardy  
 

Wife: Thelma L. Dotson

Born: 1909at: AR
Died: at: 
Buried: at: 
Father:     
Mother:     
 

More Information:

About the William F. (Willie) Eley Family:

Data from Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939 (Ancestry.com)

Date given is date of license, not necessarily date of marriage.


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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Revised: 06-Jan-14  11:29 AM