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1302. Clinden "Den" COMSTOCK was born on 18 February 1873 in Barcelona, Crawford County, Arkansas.9,397,399 He died on 29 February 1912 at the age of 39 in Crawford County, Arkansas.413,414

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. It appears that one child had already been born to the couple and another was on the way.

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 1905.493,495,496 Birdie CHADWICK, daughter of Edward CHADWICK and Sarah Elizabeth LONG, was born on 9 July 1879 in Indian Territory.497 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 enumerator 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:



Gentie COMSTOCK496,497 was born on 27 November 1901 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.497 She died on 5 September 1996 at the age of 94 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.

Her name was listed as "Jennie" in the 1910 Census. She was born a few years before Den and Birdie married - it is likely she was from Birdie's first marriage, a Houghton, but raised by Den Comstock, but if the dates were correct, her mother was quite far along in another pregnancy when the marriage took place, and Thomas may not be truly a Comstock either. They were raised as Comstock children.

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,, 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.

A note on FindAGrave suggests she married a Schuster late in life - appears to have been taken from an obituary:
Gentie Comstock Hutcheson Schuster, 94 of Van Buren died Thursday, September 5, 1996 in Van Buren.
She was a retired practical nurse from Sparks Regional Medical Center, a graduate of Valley Institute of Practical Nursing in Burbank and the Burbank School of Nursing.
She was survived by a sister, Pat Haggard of Van Buren; a brother, Edward D. Comstock of Van Buren; several nieces and nephews including Don Comstock of Van Buren and Betty Comstock of Broken Arrow, Ok.
Funeral services were held in Ocker Funeral Home with burial at Dripping Springs Cemetery.



Thomas Denzil COMSTOCK was born on 22 May 1905 in Arkansas.282,496 He died on 28 July 1911 at the age of 6.413,414

Listed as "Dink" in the 1910 Census.



Charlie F. COMSTOCK.



Patricia Minerva "Pat Minnie" COMSTOCK.



Edward Den COMSTOCK.