Barbara, I am a grandaughter of Jessie V. Tyra and Sarah Alice Darr.My father was Herbert Tyra(born 1904)and he had an older brother, Elisha or Uncle "Lish" as we called him (so the 1896 birth date in your posting would be about right for Lish).My father was born in El Paso, Texas, but older siblings were born in other counties prior to the family's move to El Paso around 1900.My father worked in a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)camp in Bisbee, AZ during the Depression---could that be a tie-in with the Superior, AZ that you mentioned in your posting?Do you know how long Elisha lived in AZ--did he move to El Paso,TX?
The reason that I am not sure we're talking about the same Elisha is that I thought Uncle Lish didn't have any children.He was married to Aunt Chloe for the early years of my childhood in El Paso (I was born in 1944). Chloe was in real estate and Lish sometimes fixed up properties that she found. They divorced when I was in my teens and she married someone by the last name of McCool.Later, because of failing health, Uncle Lish went to live in a garage apartment behind the McCool's house. I remember going to visit him there once.Lish was diabetic (as my dad was) and he had a U-shaped scar on top of his head that wasn't healing well and I believe his vision was also failing.He died not too long after that.Lish was missing part of several fingers due to a work-related accident when he was a teenager(I have part of the lawsuit text from courthouse records). I also know he worked at Mitchell's brewery in El Paso. I have a good picture of him with all his siblings except Uncle John (probably taken on the day of John's funeral)and I have pictures of Sarah Alice.If he's your Elisha, I have a scanner and could e-mail or print and mail you the pictures.I don't have many stories to share except that he was a nice uncle and I remember he'd reach in his pocket and give me a quarter when we'd see each other at "Granny's" (Sarah Alice's)on Rosa St. in El Paso. When I was a teenager, Chloe called me on the phone and said "I know more about the Tyras than the Tyras do and I need to pass it along to someone".She then dictated a list of the children, some marriages, deaths, etc. which I wrote down (certainly not a full history, but a good starting point). If he's your grandfather, who was your grandmother? Nice to meet you, Marilyn Tyra Gilbreath