I am needing information on the McRoy's who settled in or near Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., MO. I am related to a Abbie Marie McRoy born bet 1900 and 1905. All I have on her is the following:
1900 census; Stoddard Co., MO; living with John B. and Lilly C. Walker and son Robert W. Walker; listed as no relation to the family. Abbie was listed as 6 years old. Birthplaces of Abbie and her parents are listed as un (unknown).
1910 census; Stoddard Co., MO; living with husband Arthur aka Aut / Ott Stafford, age 33. Abbie is listed as age 19. They have a daughter, Stella age 8 months and Aut's sister Fanny Eaves (my great grandmother) age 43. Birthplaces listed for Abbie and her parents is listed as MO.
Abbie had another child, a girl, who died and I have heard that Abbie died during childbirth or shortly after in the early 1920's. Also, Aut died about 1924 or shortly thereafter from throat cancer.
Many yeas ago I told Abbie's daughter, Stella Mace, I would try to find out who her grandparents were, but my searches turned up nothing conclusive. She, Stella Stafford married a Scheible then a Mace and lived near Bell City, MO. She had 2 children by her first husband; Betty and Ulyss; and 3 by her second husband, 2 sons and a daughter, Kathy. Stella Mace died in 1981 just before my dad died and he died Nov 2 1981.
If anyone knows Abbie Marie McRoy Stafford's ancestry or siblings I would love to hear from you. Although Stella is gone, I would still like to honor my word of trying to find her grandparents. I could share it with her children. Although Betty is gone, there is still Ulyss, Kathy and the other 2 brothers, whose names I can get from my sister, Joyce Hall.