I am researching my father, James Forbes Taylor.I am a son from his third marriage.I was born in August of 1944 and he died in March of 1944.There are many questions that I have about him. I am very interested in his first marriage.The first indication of a first marriage was in a letter from the Adjudicator for the Veterans Adminstration concerning the death benefit that I would receive as a child. The paragraph in the letter that refers to Alka is as follows: "Evidence in the file indicates the existance of a previous wife of the above veteran.In a communication in 1930 the veteran mentioned a Mrs. Alka Taylor as his wife and gave his address as care of W.D. Rivers, Leander, Ky."
I have found a census report for 1930. It is as follows: Name: Alka Taylor Home in 1930: District 3, Johnson, Kentucky Age: 31 Estimated birth year: abt 1899 Relation to Head of House: Daughter-in-law Spouse's name: James F
J L Taylor 57 Grandpa Elizabeth T Taylor 55 Grandma Lulu Taylor 31 This is Aunt Lu James F Taylor 29 My father Alka Taylor 31 Ladora Taylor 27 This is Aunt Dora Agnese Taylor 24 This isAunt Agnes Robert J Casey 16 This is Aunt Blanche's son Blanch E Harry 6 This is auntAgnes' daughter Blanche Eileen Haney Burns Camba 47
Since my father and his first wife were living with W.D. Rivers, this might be a possible Alka for his first wife.They live in the same district in Kentucky.
Name: Alka RiversThe age is alittle off though. Home in 1900: Magisterial District 3, Johnson, Kentucky Age: 3 Estimated birth year: abt 1897 Birthplace: Kentucky Relationship to head-of-house: Daughter Father's name: Samuel R Mother's name: Rosa Race: White Occupation: View image Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Samuel R Rivers 34 Rosa Rivers 35 Dover Rivers 11 Oka Rivers 7 Alka Rivers 3 Charley Milam 18
Name: Alka Rivers Age in 1910: 13 Estimated birth year: abt 1897 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's name: Samuel R Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's name: Rosa E Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky Home in 1910: District 3, Johnson, Kentucky Marital Status: Single Race: White Gender: Female Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Samuel R Rivers 46 Rosa E Rivers 46 Daver W Rivers 21 Oka Rivers 16 Alka Rivers 13
Name: Alka Rivers Home in 1920: Jennies Creek, Johnson, Kentucky Age: 23 years Estimated birth year: abt 1897 Birthplace: Kentucky Relation to Head of House: Daughter Father's name: Samuel R Father's Birth Place: Virginia Mother's Birth Place: Kentucky Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Female Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 251 Samuel R Rivers 54 Oka Rivers 27 Alka Rivers 23
I would be interested in when/where the marriage took place, if there were any children from this marriage and if the marriage ended in divorce. Thanks so much, Jim Taylor