Re: Harry Clay son of Henry Clay O'Haver and Letty [Barnett] in MO + NY + TX
I just spoke with the grand daughter of Harry Clay O'Haver and she told me her grandmother was Eno [Duffy] d/o John Duffy and Elizabeth [Buchanan].According to the 1870 & 1880 St Louis City censuses, Eno was born abt 1865 - not Dec 1871..........
As I suspected, there were a few skeletons hidden in the proverbial closet but for the sake of the living grand daughters I will not go into detail.
Harry & Eno's 2nd son, Harry Clarence, was born 28 Aug 1904 in Manhattan, NY, lived 1920 StLouis with his mother, and married Florence [Nice] 25 Nov 1925 in Manhattan.
>>>> BUT Harry Clay was living 1904 in St Louis:
St Louis MO City Directory, 1904
O'Haver, Harry C /iron worker/ lvd 2201 Cherokee, St Louis MO
>>>>>>>>> AND Harry Clay was living in St Louis in 1910 and was apparently in business with his brother Wm Smith O'Haver :
St Louis MO City Directory, 1910
Duffy, Thomas H /clerk /4926 Margaretta Ave
O'Haver, Harry C /carpenter / lvd 1121a, Tower Grove Av
O'Haver, William S /clerk / lvd 1121a, Tower Grove Av
I have searched the 1910 MO, NY, NJ censuses every way I can think of but I cannot find this family !!! This critical census will hold the documentation that clears up Harry & Eno's "marital status".
In 1918 Elmer & his father lived in Tulsa, OK and my next record is the 1940 Harris Co TX census.
According to Harry Clarence's daughter, her father, his brother Elmer, and their fathet lived in Manhattan just before or at the time of the stockmarket crash in 1929.
At that time Elmer went "west" with "haste".
Sigh, I am a stickler for documentation and this is driving me nuts!
Elmer Norvell O'Haver and Katherine [Elizabeth] Miller were my daughter's great-grandparents and her brother is the sole surviving direct male carrying the O'Haver name in our "branch" (descending from Harry Clay & Eno).
I have 35 years of intense genealogical research and I am stumped !!! Any and all suggestions for finding these records will be deeply appreciated.
Kathye [Payne] O'Haver Upham