William Decatur seems to be some 26 years younger than his eldest brother Harvey - I can't help but wonder if he could be the son of Harvey or James Franklin, since he's so much younger than the nearest sibling. However, in 1900, when he was living with his brother, that relationship is stated.
The date of William's marriage to Bertha McManis as recorded as 1918 in the Comstock book is an obvious error. It probably should be October of 1908, since in 1910, the couple stated they had been married about a year. The year of 1908 also works out better with their statements in 1930 about when they married.
1930 Census. Joplin, Jasper Co MO. Hh 62
1938 City Directory, Joplin, MO
Found in California Death Index: William D. Comstock, b. 19 Mar 1883, Kansas, and died 20 Oct 1960, Tulare Co, CA. His mother's maiden name was Stamps.
Joplin News Herald, Joplin, MO, 20 Oct 1960, p.1, Section B
Buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare Co, CA.
William Decatur COMSTOCK and Bertha Ann MCMANIS were married on 14 October 1908 in Jericho Springs, Cedar County, Missouri.386 Bertha Ann MCMANIS, daughter of Joe MCMANIS and Annie Eliza [MCMANIS], was born on 30 August 1891 in Jericho Springs, Cedar County, Missouri.458,471 She died on 27 February 1963 at the age of 71 in Porterville, Tulare County, California.
Her Find A Grave Memorial # 102960557 states she was Bertha A. Comstock Myers.
William Decatur COMSTOCK and Bertha Ann MCMANIS had the following children:
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