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1081. Morgan Buckner COMSTOCK was born on 1 November 1862 in Breckinridge County, Kentucky.277,333,335 He died on 9 February 1902 at the age of 39 in Daugherty, Indian Territory.416

The place of death of Morgan Buckner is curious. In 1900 the family the family was in Johson Twp, Carter Co, MO. His grave is in the old Morley Cemetery, Morley, Scott Co MO.

1900 Census. Johnson Twp, Carter Co MO
Morgan B. Comstock, b. Nov 1856, age 43, married 12 years
Ada, b. Oct 1867, age 32, has had 5 children, 3 are living
Ray, b. Nov 1889, age 10
Floris M., b. Apr 1891, age 9
Adell, b. Feb 1894, age 6.
Ottis P. Potter, orphan, b. Feb. 1891, age 9, b. KY

Morgan Buckner COMSTOCK and Ada JONES were married on 2 August 1888.336 Ada JONES, daughter of George Washington JONES and Sophronia POTTER, was born on 10 October 1867 in Columbus, Kentucky.416 She died on 25 February 1953 at the age of 85.

I have not found Ada in either the 1910 nor the 1920 censuses.

1930 Census. Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, MO
Ray Comstock, age 38. Durora, age 34.
Raymond 11, Robert 9, Wilma 6, Wanda 1, infant age 3 months
Ada Comstock, mother, age 60

Ada is buried, old Morley Cemetery, Morley, Scott Co MO.

Morgan Buckner COMSTOCK and Ada JONES had the following children:

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Dawson Ray COMSTOCK417 was born on 26 November 1890 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.416 He died on 5 November 1942 at the age of 51 in East St. Louis, St. Clair County, Illinois.416

Married (1st) Florence Eulah Huffstutler Jun 13, 1891 - obviously this is her birthdate not the date of their marriage - see the 1910 census. Married (2nd) Jun 12, 1917 to Deron Wimbley. Children were Marvin Ray, b. May 16, 1912; Raymond Melvin b. Apr 2, 1913?; Robert M. b. May 12 , 1913?; Wilma Laurel b. Oct 2, 1923, East St. Louis; Wanda Lee, b. Nov 3 1928, Cape Girardeau

I believe this may be Ray in 1910. Sikeston, Richland Twp, Scott Co, MO, Hh 198
Redillis D. Guthrie, age 34, married 2 times, the last for 6 years. Mary, age 40, wife. Wesley 13. Henry 12. Louisa 5/3.
Ray Comstock, "nephew", 20, married one time for 2 years, place of birth unknown. Julia, niece, his wife, age 17, b. MO. They have had 1 child. Carle B., grand-nephew, age 1 2/12.

1920 Census. East St. Louis, St. Clair Co, Illinois, Hh 97
R. Dawson Comstock, age 30, b. MO. Deron, wife, age 24, b. TN.
Raymond, son, age 8 months, b. Illinois

1930 Census. City of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County, MO, Hh 218
Ray Comstock, age 38; age 19 when first married. Duron, age 34; 24 when first married, b. TN
Raymond 11, b. Illinois, Robert 9, b. Illinois, Wilma 6 b. MO, Wanda 1 and 3/12, b. MO
Ada Comstock, mother, age 60, widow, b. KY

Ray was apparently buried in the Old Morley Cemetery, Morley, Scott Co, MO, near his parents. His tombstone gives his date of death as 17 Nov 1940, rather than the 5 Nov 1942 date listed in the Comstock book.
The newspaper gives still another date - this one would place his funeral as 6 Nov, 1941.
The Sikeston, Mo Herald
Thursday, Nov 13, 1941.
"Other Morley News"
Burial services were held here Thursday for Roy Camstock of Vanduser.

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Floris May COMSTOCK416 was born on 3 April 1891 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.416

Married Nov 28, 1910 to Omar Gatewood in Camden, Ouachita Co AR.

I have not been able to find this couple in a census although the Comstock books states they were living in Pottersville, MO in 1945. [Probably Howell Co]

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Roy Lewis COMSTOCK was born on 29 November 1892 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.416 He died on 22 December 1894 at the age of 2.416

[This date of birth is only 3 months before the date of birth of Adele. The children were listed in this order in the Comstock book. I can only assume Roy's date of birth is a typo (or Adele's.]

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Adele Bates COMSTOCK416 was born on 27 February 1893 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.416

Married Edgar Hale Thompson on Oct 26 1913, Hutting, AR. Lived in Memphis TN in 1945.

I have found no present town by the name of Hutting in Arkansas. In 1945 they were said to be living in Memphis, TN

1920 Census. Little Rock, Big Rock Twp, Pulaski Co, AR, Sheet 12B, Hh 254
Edgar H. Thompson, age 27, b. AR. Adelle, 26, b. MO, parents b. KY
Thelma, daughter, 5, b. Louisiana.

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Mabel COMSTOCK was born on 8 December 1895 in Vanduser, Scott County, Missouri.416 She died on 6 July 1896 at the age of 0.416