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184. Clinden "Den" COMSTOCK was born on 18 February 1873 in Barcelona, Crawford County, Arkansas.34,79,94 He died on 29 February 1912 at the age of 39 in Crawford County, Arkansas.83,103

The 1910 Census:
Union Twp, Crawford Co AR, Hh 44
Clenden Comstock, 37, married once; he was 15 when he married, b. AR
Birdie, wife, 30, says married once at 18, 4 children, b. AR
Jennie, dau 8. Dink, son 5. Charlie, son, age 3, Minnie, dau age 4 months

A Marriage license was issued in Sebastian Co, AR, 5 Apr 1905 to Den Comstock of Uniontown, age 32, to marry Birdie Houghton of Van Buren, age 26. John Q. West, Church of Christ Minister married them on the 6th of April 1905.

His grave marker reads "A precious one from us has gone. A voice we love is still. A place is vacant in our home which he can only fill." Den is buried in the Comstock Cemetery, as is a young son, Thomas Denzil who was age 6 when he died.

Clinden "Den" COMSTOCK and Birdie CHADWICK were married on 6 April 1905.149,151,152 Birdie CHADWICK, daughter of Edward CHADWICK and Sarah Elizabeth LONG, was born on 9 July 1879 in Indian Territory.153 She died on 9 July 1978 at the age of 99 in Crawford County, Arkansas.

1880 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 397
Ed Chadwick, 22, b. MO Sarah E., 19, b. AR, father b. NC, mother b. TN
Berdie, 10 months, son, b. July, b. AR
They were apparently living in the household of Robert & Mary F. Estes and their five children, and Elisha Estes, age 85 - although the enumberator may have just failed to put a household number for the Chadwicks.

Birdie's mother - Sarah Elizabeth Long Chadwick, remarried after the death of her first husband to Harrison Charles Small.
1900 Census. Union Twp, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 31
Harrison C. Small, b. Feb 1840, age 60, married 16 years, b. Indian Territory
Sarrah E., wife, b. Oct 1860, age 39, married 16 years, 9 children - 7 are living, b. AR
Birdie, dau, b. Jul 1879, 20, b. IT
Harrison V., son, b. Oct 1877, 12 - b. AR as were all the rest of the children
Charles L., son, b. Nov 1890, 9
Ruth E., dau, b. Sep 1893, 6
Bailey S., son, b. Jul 1894, 5
Howard W., son, b. Jun 1896, 4
Niti B. dau, b. Aug 1898, age 1


Birdie "Shadwick" age 18 and Francis Houghton, age 26, applied for marriage license in Crawford Co, AR on 18 Sep 1897. They were married the next day by John Nolan, JP.

Birdie remarried after the death of Clinden.
In 1920, she and new husband Tom Fuller lived between Omer Mills [who had been married to Cordelia Comstock] and Randolph Comstock, in Uniontown. The three younger children are Comstocks but they are listed as Fullers. Goy was Tom's son by his first marriage.
1920 Census. Uniontown, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 24
Thomas Fuller, age 46, b. MO
Burdie, wife, 40, b. AR
Goy, son, 18, b. OK
Charlie, son, 12, b. AR
Minnie, dau, 10, b. AR
Ed, son, 8, b. AR

1930 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 29
Thomas F. Fuller, 55, married first time at age 17, b. MO
Birdie, wife, 50, married first time at age 19, b. OK

1940 Census. Uniontown, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 13
Lived in the same place in 1935
T. F. Fuller, 68, b. MO
Birdie, wife, 60, b. OK

Clinden "Den" COMSTOCK and Birdie CHADWICK had the following children:

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Gentie COMSTOCK152,153 was born on 27 November 1901 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.153 She died in 1996 at the age of 95.

Her name was listed as "Jennie" in the 1910 Census.
Said to have married Elbert Hutcheson 24 May 1916. No children. I have not found this marriage record.

1930 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford, AR, Hh 74
Elbert E. Hutcheson, age 37, married at age 25
Gentie, wife, age 28, married at age 14

Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957, Ancestry.com, lists this marriage:
Miss Gentie Comstock, age 44, living in Ft Smith, Sebastian Co, AR, married Clayborn Hutchenson, age 52, from Cheyenne, Wy, on 24 Jun 1946. The license issued on the same day. They were married by W. R. Bass.

I very much suspect they were brothers. I found this 1910 census:
Christie, Adair Co, OK, Hh 23
Ellis Hutcheson, age 43, married once, b. AR
Cora, wife, 38, 11 children - 9 are living, b. MO
Neter, dau, 20, b. AR
Elbert, son 18, b. AR
Claybon, son, 16, b. AR
Myrtle, dau, 13, b. AR
Said, dau, 3, b. OK

Buried Dripping Springs Cemetery, Crawford Co, AR, and has a joint stone with Clayborn Hutcheson, b. 1894, died 1970.

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Thomas Denzil COMSTOCK was born on 22 May 1905 in Arkansas.134,152 He died on 28 July 1911 at the age of 6.83,103

Listed as "Dink" in the 1910 Census.

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Charlie F. COMSTOCK.

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Patricia Minerva "Pat Minnie" COMSTOCK.

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Edward Den COMSTOCK.