Re: I. Jolice
"I was wondering since you posted your query regarding, Noel's wife, Mary J. (Janie), have you uncovered any new information regarding her ancestry."
Kathy, I haven't done any genealogy research in 2 or 3 years so I haven't gotten any farther.
"I have made searches in the U.S. census index and found it interesting that there is no enumeration of the name "Jolice" in any of the census reports."
I could not find anything on these surnames either.
"Neither can I find the surname "Chortlan" in any of the census records."
I am not sure if Chortlan was her surname or her first name.It just listed her mother's name as Chortlan (maybe Chartlan?? on Janie's death certificate.
"I have come Mary's name as being "Janie Oliver Yates" (rootsweb), and wonder if the name "Oliver" may be tied to a family member with the surname of Oliver."
I'm not sure where the name Oliver came from.On my grandfather's death certificate (Noel's son), it listed his mother's maiden name as Oliver.However, his wife (my step-grandmother) gave the funeral home this information, so I do not know where she got the name since his mother's death certificate lists her father's name as I. Jolice.My dad says he thinks my papaw found kinfolk in Mississippi who told him his mother might have been adopted at a later age, but he is not sure if this is where the name Oliver came from.
"In 1920, he is enumerated in the census report for Union Parish, Louisiana with wife #3, Mary J." do not know her maiden name).
I found information at the Union Parish courthouse that lists Mary J Gates, but I do not recall off-hand if I saw this under probate or land records.All of my genealogy stuff is boxed up right now, I will have to dig for it and hope I wrote it down somewhere.I remember wondering at the time if this was a wife or his daughter and that Gates was her married name because I found marriage records in Union parish for Arcaney McGrew, September 23, 1916.
"Also do you know when and where Noel G. Heath died?"
I have that he died in Union Parish in 1926.I found his burial place in a book at the Union Parish library.I also have this info written down somewhere, but don't have it handy at the moment.Janie was buried at Salt Creek Cemetery, Schulter OK (Okmulgee County) according to her death certificate.The cemetery has no records (they were burned) and a lot of headstones are missing.They told me that a lot of people could not afford headstones and would place a rock on the grave to mark it which of course would be long gone by now.
Thanks for the info about Pottawatomie county census, I did not have that info.
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Carolyn Heath Sisk