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
William Decatur COMSTOCK and Bertha Ann MCMANIS were married on 14 October 1908 in Jericho Springs, Cedar County, Missouri.372 Bertha Ann MCMANIS, daughter of Joe MCMANIS and Annie Eliza [MCMANIS], was born on 30 August 1891 in Jericho Springs, Cedar County, Missouri.444,457
William Decatur COMSTOCK and Bertha Ann MCMANIS had the following children:
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