A puzzle for you genealogists out there.
Jessie Elva McDonald was my Grandfathers second wife. He was Raleigh Job.
S.S. records her death as Jessie Job, Jan. 1982, and shows her birth as Jan. 23, 1890. I show that she was born in 1886.
In 1880, Milam Co. TX, there lived a family of D. McDonald, 34, b. TX, wife, S.C., 26, b. Miss., J.M., son, 8, L.G., 5, daug., D. son, 3, and unnamed son, 1/12. Also there was B.B. Cooley, 22, who was a brother to S.C., although it didn't say that, the maiden name of Sophronia McDonald was Cooley.
In 1900, Milam Co. TX, they were Daniel, 54, b. 1846, TX, Married for 29 years, wife Sophronia, 46, b. 1853, Miss., 10 children living of 12 born to her., Roy, son, 20, Jerry, son 18, Arthur and Luther, twin sons, b. 1884, Jessie E., SON, MALE, b. Jan 1886, 14,Charles D., son, b. 1889, and Cora E., b. 1893.
Q. Is there any record to be had that shows this person b. either in Jan. 1886 or 1890, and whether male or female?
In 1900, Milam Co. TX, there were Ruben Holbert, wife Bettie, and sons, Ben, 28, b. TX, Ivy, 19, b. TX, and Wiley, 15, b. TX.
In 1902, Jessie married Ivy Holbert.
Q. Would this marriage record show parents names? Birth dates or ages?
About 1904 Jessie and Ivy had a daughter, Minnie.
Q. If this birth record is available, would it show ages of the parents?
In 1910, Milam Co. TX, listed were Sophronia McDonald, widow, 56, Luther, 26, Charley, 20, and Cora, 18. Also there was a Granddaughter, Minnie Holbert, 6.
I cannot find Jessie in the 1910 census anywhere.
Sometime between the conception of Minnie Holbert, ~1904, and the second marriage of Ivy Holbert, ~1908-1909, apparently Ivy and Jessie were seperated, probably by divorce.
Q. Is there a record of this divorce?
In 1910, Woodbury Co. IA, were I. L. Holbert, 29, and wife Ethel, 19, who had been married for one year. (1908-1909).
Q. Is there a record of this marriage in either IA or TX?
There is a photo of Jessie existing that shows on the back the notation, Mrs. Boyd, 1914, Alto TX, (in Cherokee Co.). Looks like she re-married to a Mr. Boyd.
Q. Any record of this marriage of either a Jessie McDonald or Jessie Holbert to a Mr. Boyd in either Milam or Cherokee Co. TX?
In 1920, Ivey and Ethel and 2 children are in Dakota Co. NE, in 1930, in NE, as Halbert, and in 1940, in NE as Ivan, with no Ethel.
In 1940 Jessie is listed as wife of Raleigh Job, living in Chicago.
On July 11, 1941, in Putnam Co. IN, Raleigh Job is married to Jessie.
I found in 1920, in Palo Pinto Co. TX, a J. E. Boyd, 33, b. TX, as the wife of G. W. Boyd, 47,with L. B. Boyd, daughter, 13, W. M. Boyd, daughter, L. L. Boyd, 7, son, H. D., 5, son, and W. A., 2, son.
Q. Could this be Jessie re-married to a Boyd ~1906-1907?
Q. Would there be a marriage license of that marriage in either Milam, Cherokee or Palo Pinto Co?
In 1930 this couple was in Wise Co. TX, and the Names were George, 55, and Alice J., (possible mis-written Elva?) 44. They had sons Luther, 18, H. D., 15, Everett, 5, and a daughter Viola, 9. There was a granddaughter, Marie Extell, 5, b. TX also.
Anxious to get the answer to any of these questions. Thanks, Paul