Searching for Gassaway Family line
Ezra Rollie Gasaway, He was the son to Samuel Gasaway and Lula Kirkpatrick.He married Mary Ethel Jeffries on 29 Oct 1923.She was the daughter to John Jeffries and Betty Stinson of Tennessee. Mary Ethel Jeffries gave birth to J R Gasaway (spelling is on birth certificate 27 Jan 1925) and Margie Gasaway.
JR Gasaway aka James Richard Gasaway; James Richard Gassaway; Richard Gassaway married Bernice Jean Dyer.She was the daughter of Bernard Augustine Dyer and Agnes Elizabeth Hagan. Bernard Dyer parents were Richard Samuel Dyer and Mary Lucinda Brown. Ezra Rollie Gasaway and Mary Ethel Jeffries divorced.There is no mention or record of James Richard Gassaway by any of the Gasaway, Gassaway Family lines. There is no record of James after 1950’s.
Mary Ethel Jeffries married Lee Atkinson around 1930. In the 1930 Census, it listed Lee Adenson (Atkinson) Ethel, Richard Gassway; Margie G Gassway and Bell Geffers (Betty Jeffries) mother-in-law. Lee and Mary had one son Lee Atkinson 2 Feb 1932.Her husband Lee Atkinson died on 21 Oct 1937 at age 43.He was the son of Wm Atkinson and Flora Overfield of Uniontown, Union Kentucky.
Mary Ethel Jeffries marries a third time to James William Pfeffer of Union Kentucky.Children of this marriage: Billie Joe Pfeffer 5 Mar 1940 and died 28 Nov 1941; Sherean R Pfeffer 5 Dec 1941; Virginia S Pfeffer 4 Nov 1946; Larry William Pfeffer.Mary Ethel Jeffries, Gasaway, Atkinson, Pfeffer dead 18 May 1995 in Uniontown Union Kentucky at age 46.
Ezra Rollie Gasaway married Mary Agnes Perdue.
Children were Charles Amos, Elizabeth, and Pat.
Mary Agnes Perdue
She was the daughter of James William Perdue and Amanda Jane Raley. She had 10 siblings. John Harvey Perdue, Christine Perdue, Mary Agnes Perdue, Stella Isabella Perdue, James Bernard Perdue, Alice Gertrude Perdue, Joseph E. Perdue, Samuel Benedict Perdue, Dorothy E. Perdue, and Ann Aloysius Perdue. She married Martin Woodruff on July 15, 1940.
Martin was born 18 Dec 1883.He was a steamboat Engineer. He died 22 Oct 1960 at the Lourdes Hospital.He lived at 1439 Husband Road, Uniontown, Ky. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Woodruff, a son Leo Woodruff, both of Paducah; two stepdaughter’s, Mrs. Bert Barrow of Liberal, Kan.; and Mrs. Elizabeth Krowitz of Detroit Mich.; stepson, Charles Gasaway of Muskogee, Okla. and six children. He died 22 Oct 1960. His father was John Woodruff of Ohio and his mother was Sarah Lane.
Martin Woodruff first marriage was to Irene Brannon in 17, Sept 1870 and Myrtle, Gasaway Harris. Myrtle was the daughter of Samuel Gasaway and Lula Kirkpatrick; and sister to Ezra Rollie Gasaway.At age 15 she married William Harris age 16 on 4 Mar 1912.She married Martin Woodruff around 1920 when he was 36 and Myrtle was 22. She had a daughter Lula Cordela Harris age six listed them in the 1920 McCracken County Kentucky Census. In the 1930 Census, it shows Martin Woodruff age 47 and Myrtle 32. Lula not listed with them.The name Myrtle Woodruff also shows up on the marriage bond for Ezra Rollie Gasaway and Mary Anges Perdue. Myrtle’s third marriage was to Elmer E. Truitt.
Ezra Rollie Gasaway married Alta Malcolm Powel.
They raised her grandson Paul Perdue; son to Willie Mae Powell and Samuel Benedict Perdue son to James William Perdue and Amanda Jane Raley.
Ezra Rollie Gasaway moved to 45505 Springfield, Clark, Ohio.Ezra and Alta Powel raised her grandson Paul Perdue (yes her grandson).Mrs. Willie Mae Ball (Willie Mae Powel) died at home.She was 31 years of age.She was born in Livingston, Ky.June 5, 1917.Her first husband was Mr. Samuel Benedict Perdue. He died suddenly in an accident in Detroit, Mich., Sept. 1, 1942 at age 25 years. He was the son of Will Perdue. He had 10 siblings John Harvey Perdue, Christine Perdue, Mary Agnes Perdue, Stella Isabella Perdue, James Bernard Perdue, Alice Gertrude Perdue, Joseph E. Perdue, Dorothy E. Perdue, and Ann Aloysius Perdue. Willie Mae’s second husband was Virgil E. Ball. She has a bother Paul Edward Powel of Tucson, Ariz. After Willie Mae death, Paul Perdue lived with Ezra and Alta.
Alta Mae Malcolm, Powel, Gasaway born 12 Mar 1899; died at her nursing home in Lexington Ky. He mother was Mrs. Katie Malcolm of Wheatcroft, Ky. She had son Paul Powel and two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Littlepage and Mrs. Annie Magrew of Wheatcroft. She had one brother Carmen Malcolm of Slaughters, Ky.; 3 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.Rosebud Cemetery, Rosebud, Ky.
Ezra Rollie Gasaway lived at 5339 Virts Road; 415 Gallagher St. Springfield Clark Ohio 45505. Paul Perdue still lives in the house.Ezra died 30 Aug 1983 at the Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Clark, Ohio. Ezra was a carpenter and a member of the Carpenters Union Local 660 in Springfield.He was a member of the Church of God in Springfield.3 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great-grandchildren survive him. Graveside services were held at the Rosebud Cemetery, Rosebud, Ky.(It is my understanding these are not the children or grandkids were from the marriages of Mary Ethel Jeffries, Gasaway, Atkinson, Pfeffer or Mary Agnes Perdue, Gasaway, Woodruff)