I am a Stephens researcher following Matilda (Stephens) Eidson (wife of Ira Eidson).She had a daughter Mary Emily (possible Emiline) born abt 1872, she is found in the 1880 census.By the 1900 census she was married and out of household.
Raleigh Winkles married a Mary Emaline Eidson born July 1871, could these two Mary Emaline Eidson's be the same person?I suggest that possibility, she might be.
To further suggest this possibility, we find in 1910 and 1920 census, a Matilda Patman living with them, with the approparate age to my Matilda (Stephens) Eidson.Matilda's husband Ira Eidson died in 1889, and we have thought she remarried, since we could not find her.Perhaps now we have.
I am posting this theory to see if anyone has additional information on this Mary Emaline Eidson, perhaps a family with closer ties to Raleigh Winkles?
Remember this is theory, it has not been proven but is highly possible.