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WILLIS FAMILY




WILLIS FAMILY

This family is being researched by Sharon Shipman  shipman@dam.net and  Leslie Rubles  1rubles@jobe.net

The Willis Family came to Camden Co., MO about 1875 from Osage and Maries Counties in Missouri.

Alexander Thomas and Elizabeth Matilda Willis - She was b. Sep. 1, 1822 and d. Jan 6, 1895.  Their children were:
    Bill Willis
    Milt Willis
    Jane Willis
    Lou Willis
    Peggy Jane Willis  married a Crawford
    John Dee Willis  married Ann Caldwell
    Edward C. Willis
    Nora Willis  married a Ricker
    Mellie Willis  married an Owens
    Sis Willis  married a Fletcher

Alexander Willis faught and died in the Civil War.  Elizabeth Matilda and two of her sons John Dee and Edward moved to Camden Co. and Homesteaded.

John Dee Willis   b. Aug 3, 1855;  d. Jan 3, 1919; married Ann Caldwell b. Oct 30, 1858,  d. May 20, 1947.  Children:
    Edward Alexander Willis
    Nora Willis  married Henry Clay Appleberry
    John Franklin Willis
    Sarah Willis
    James R. Willis
    Matilda Willis
    Melvina Willis
    Lou Willis
    Maude Willis
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Edward Alexander Willis  b. Dec 16, 1879, d. Apr 1, 1955, buried AB Cemetery, Macks Creek, Camden Co., MO.
He married Ida J. Pitman b. Feb 4, 1884, d. Sep 3, 1977, buried AB Cemetery.  They were the parents of three children, (unknown at this time).

Nora C. Willis  b. Sep 28, 1881, d. Jan 22, 1969, buried Old Bolles Cemetery, LaClede Co., MO.  She married Henry Clay Appleberry b. Aug 22, 1881, d. May 2, 1959, buried Old Bolles Cemetery, LaClede Co., MO.  Children were:
    Walter
    John
    Lloyd
    Fay
    James
    Louvine
    Ethel
    Burley Clay b. Nov 1, 1919, d. Dec 7, 1920  buried Macks Creek Cemetery
    May b. Nov 1, 1919

John Franklin Willis  b. Aug 25, 1884, d. Nov 21, 1978, buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Macks Creek, Camden Co., MO.  Married Aug 1, 1907 to Rosa Prater b. Mar 12, 1890, d. Oct 15, 1969, buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Children:
    James T.
    Fred
    William
    Ernie

Sarah (Betts) Willis b. May 7, 1887, d. Jun 12, 1972 buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  Married #1 Will Eidson.  They were the parents of 4 children, married #2 Charley Hicks, they were the parents of 6 children.

James R. Willis b. Feb 9, 1890, d. Apr 3, 1977 buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  Married Apr. 23, 1911 Mary Baker b. May 18, 1894, d. Jun 26, 1968 buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  They were the parents of 5 children.

Matilda (Till) Willis b. Mar 6, 1892, d. Jun 19, 1975, buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Married Henderson Eidosn b. May 22, 1884, d. Nov 30, 1961 buried Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  They were the parents of 3 children.

Melvina (Mel) Willis b. Nov 9, 1894, d. Feb 24, 1976 buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  Married #1 Hoss Skinner, they had one daughter.  Married #2 Charley Boles b. Aug 29, 1884, d. Jan 24, 1974 buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  They were the parents of 2 children.

Lou Willis b. Dec 28, 1896, d. Nov 13, 1973 buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  Married Grover Hack b. Apr 13, 1886, d. May 19, 1961.  No known children.

Maude Willis b. Oct 10, 1890, d. Oct 10, 1984, buried Macks Creek Cemetery.  Married Vernon (Vernie) Wheeler b. Jan 3, 1900, d. Oct 19, 1970.  They were the parents of 3 children.