I forgot to give you my email address: BArnold147@aol.com
In your message you said: William Grayson Sipes was born June 16th 1876 and passed away on June 8th 1954 in Oakdale CA. (near Modesto) He was also in the railroad business.
So . . . the older William Grayson Sipes died in CA. Have you found him in 1920?
I found new information today (new for me anyway) that made me think he died in AZ ca 1913.
On Kenneth, son of William Grayson & Stella I found this: ??? Kenneth SIPES Birth Date: 15 Dec 1906 Death Date: Apr 1976 Social Security Number:527-03-2412 State or Territory Where Number Was Issued:Arizona Death Residence Localities ZIP Code: 85282 Localities:Tempe, Maricopa, Arizona
You may have this, but I hadn’t found it . . . William Sipes is not in the online index in the program I use.
1910 Cochise Co., Arizona Willcox Pct Series:T624 Roll:38 Part:2 Page:227A McCurdy, Rodolphus C. 57 MO b: ca 1853 Delia Wife 39 MS*2nd wife Juanita Dau 5
State 239a 93-98 Sipes, William ? Head MW 32 m:1x 12 yrs Engineer nine? –oist? IN IN Scot Gallie? Rents home Stella ? Wife FW 30 m:1x 12 yrs MO Ger.Germany Eng English 2 children/2 living Claude Son MW 11 MO IN MO Kenneth Son MW 4? KS IN MO _____________________________
I know you mentioned the information about Claude and Kenneth at school, but I also found it:
Cochise Genealogical Society Willcox School District No. 13 "Sar-Ten" T 14S R 25E Transcribed by Vynette Sage Parent or GuardianChild Sipes W.G. Claud Sipes1909 1910 Sipes W.G. Kenneth Sipes1909 1910
Dragoon School District No. 61 Dragoon is east of Benson, just south of what is now I 10 at T 23S R 20E Transcribed by Vynette Sage Parent or GuardianChild Sipes W.G. Claude Sipes1912 Sipes W.G. Kenneth Sipes1912
Willcox School District No. 13 "Lop-Meh" T 14S R 25E Transcribed by Vynette Sage McChrdy (guardian) not listed Claud Sipes1913 McChrdy (guardian) not listed Kenneth Sipes1913 McCurdy R.C. Juanita McCurdy1910 1911 19121914 1915 _____________________________
A “McChrdy” was guardianfor the boys in 1913.
I noticed the name “McCurdy” in Willcox School District and became interested in that.
Information on the web for Rudolph Clay McCurdy: 10 JUN 1850 in Washington, Buchanan Co., Missouri Death: 11 OCT 1914 Father: Elijah Rowan McCurdy b: 1819 in Lincoln County, Tennessee Mother: Kizziah Serena Ellis b: 1831 in Alabama Marriage 1 Isabella Eva Wicklin b: Abt 1859 in Illinois Married: 1870 in Manhatten, Riley Co., Kansas
Just in case the McCurdy does become important, I tried to follow up:
1850 Buchanan Co., MO Washington Twp Roll 393 Book 1 Page 40b Sept 25 552-552 Elijah R McCurdy 30 M Ten Kissiah 18 F AL Mary10 F AL Helen6 F AL Louisa2 F MO Rodolphus 2/12 M MO
1860 Waubounsee Co., KS Zeandale Series:M653 Roll:352 Part:1 Page:789 100-77 McCurdy, E. R. 41 M Farmer 3000 1000 TN Keziah T. 28 F Ala 6 children includes: Rodolphus G.? 10 M MO
1870 Ellsworth Co., KS Fort Harker PO Roll 434 Book 1 Page 38b 68-70 Working on the farm of Charles Robinson McCurdy, Rudolph 19 MW Works on farm MO
I didn’t find Rudolph in 1880 or 1900.
The thought crossed my mind that possibly Rudolph’s wife died and he married Stella.
You probably also have the following, but just in case:
Arizona Genealogy Birth and Death Certificate
# Cert12 SIPES, DONALD KENNETH Document #2Born 1920.12.22Died ____.__.__ Father: SIPES WILLIAM CLAUDE Mother: SIPES DOROTHY OSBORN County: YUMA
# Cert 24 SIPES, JR., WILLIAM CLAUDE Document #2Born 1919.05.17Died ____.__.__ Father: WILLIAM CLAUDE SIPES Mother: DOROTHY DAY OSBURN (OSBORN) County: YUMA _____________________________