Quite a few years ago, I was a regular on this forum. I'm not back to working on my husband's Gaither family. for decades I've been trying to find more about his g-grandfather and then work back from there and connect with the rest of the Gaither family. Eva tried to help me wayy back when and couldn't find the family connection. Here's what I have:
Marlin GAITHER b. 12 Aug 1895 Kennett, Dunkin Co., MO d. at age 40 Tyronza Twp. Mississippi Co., AR of Pneumonia
Married: 1st to Mary Jane WELLS (b.14 Sep 1896 d.18 Jan 1983)in Tyronza,Whitton Twp., Mississippi Co., AR Divorced: 09 May 1917 Poinsett Co, AR Children: James Perry GAITHER b.19 Jul 1915 in Kerrville Shelby Co. TN (close to Memphis where I have found addresses of other Gaithers but don't know the connection)
2nd to Ora L BREWER b ca 1903 m. 11 Jul 1923 in AR. Children: Marlyn C. GAITHER (b.20 Apr 1924 d.11 Jan 1971 in Memphis, Shelby Co. TN, bur: Marked Tree, AR Married to Edith Myers Note: Also know that there were several other children to this marriage as per James P. GAITHER, but haven't been able to find names or any other info for them. James P. only met Marlyn once in his life and none of the others.
Marlin served in WWI enlisted US Army. Entered at Deckerville, Poinsett, Co, AR on 08 Jul 1918. age 22 yrs. Honorably discharged at Camp Pike, AR 17 Jun 1919. Listed as having light blue eyes, dark brown hair med.--slender build Occupation: Farmer His death cert. lists his father as John (birthplace listed as TX) and his mother simply as "Bell?" (birthplace in TX). Of course, we all know that death cert. info about parents can be incorrect. I've looked at TX and Mo. 1900 records in the past, but couldn't find a John Gaither married to a Bell. 1880 TX records weren't any help either. John GAITHER and Bell (especially since I don't know if that is a first or last name)are very common names. Info was given by his second wife, Ora.
Notes: On the county marriage register, Marlin is listed as Marvin.
Marlin GAITHER is the father of my husband,Kennith Gordon GAITHER's father, James P. GAITHER.James rarely saw his father--only once in adulthood, so we don't know much about him.I would like to know more, if Marlin had any siblings (we have been told he did have at least one), about Marlin's parents, his children, etc. AND it would really be a long-time dream to find his line of GAITHERs and connect up to the rest of the family so my husband and his brother know more about their GAITHER family.
Can anyone here help me?I'm at a long-term brick wall starting and ending with Marlin's parents. I can't figure out where to go from here. Nanette Lagasse Gaither