My Great-Grandfather, Andrew Hamilton Pittser, married Bernice in Drumright, OK, Aug 9, 1923.They had 5 children, together, who became my grandfather, Daniel Orlando Pittser's half-siblings.His mother was Louellen (Ellen) Cornell.There was a brief marraige between Louellen and Bernice, to a Milly/Mellisa? Jones, who had two girls.One married a son of A.H.Pittser, Wm. Thos.
One girl was Nellie & the other, Bessie.Louellen is buried near Chandler, OK.A.H.Pittser, died in 1944 and Bernice then married Mr. JOHN MATHIAS.When she died, in 1990, she was buried between Mr. Mathias and AHPittser.
I was born the day my great-grandfather died, so I never knew these kin, but thru my Grandmother, Mary Sublett- Pittser, who kept in touch with some of them, from East Tx.
She died two years after Bernice did.I suppose Bernice and John Mathias would've been thought of as her step-Mtr & Ftr-in-Law.He must've been well thought of, from what little I know.I am trying to find someone who knew of their father's previous marraige and their kin from that marraige.Louellen and her two sisters, Clara & Eva were in the 1880 census, as children left by their father, in McDonald Co., MO., with their Grandad, George Cornell and his (2nd?) wife, Helen Marie Sartwell (Evans?) When she died, they must've been farmed out to relatives, as were her own children.I have seen a reference to the Logue surname, Helen Marie Logue Sartwell, living in Arkansas and the Begley surname linked to Logue, in OK with the Pittsers.
I feel that somehow the answer to who Louellen's parents were (she and her sisters were born in "TX", where her mother died).The Cornells had been known as Cornwell, in Ohio, prior to MO.I have seen what appear to be other surnames, such as LAMB-BISHOPS...the maiden name of AJPittser's mother, in McDonald Co., MO Census records.ANY clues to this mystery, appreciated.Correspondence with surviving children, of Bernice, also, welcomed.
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