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280. Minnie M. ADAMSON44,77 was born on 8 January 1872 in Kansas.77,78,84 She died on 21 March 1927 at the age of 55 in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas.84

Cemetery Index gives 1873 for year of Minnie's birth.
Elias was age 30 and Minnie 21, when they applied for license to marry on the 2nd of Jun 1894. They were married on the 3rd by W. B. Johnsey, Clergeman [sic]

Married name was Mussleman by Aug 1898.

They were hard to find in the 1900 Benton Co AR Census. Surname appears to be Hussloma, but the given names assure me this was the correct family.
Ernest, b. Jan 1864, age 36, born in IL. father b. Germany, mother b. IL. Occupation: baker.
Minnie, b. Jan 1873, age 27. Married 5 years. She has had 1 child. Born in Kansas, father b. Ohio, mother b. IN
Ralph, son, b. Feb. 1897. age 3, b. in Arkansas.

1910 Census, Benton Co, AR, Escalupia Twp. This time they got Ernest's given name wrong.
Elias E. Musselman. Age 46. Married once, for 13 years. Born IL, father b. Germany, mother b. IL. Baker by profession.
Minnie A., age 37. She's had 2 children. b. Kansas, parents b. IN
Ralph A., son, age 13, b. AR
Ernestine, daughter, age 9, b. AR

1920 Census, Benton Co AR, Escalupia Twp. Ernest E. was now 56 years old, b. Illinois as were both his parents, Minnie was 46, born in Kansas. Children were Ralph, age 22, Earnestine 18, and Geraldine 9. Ernest was a baker in a bakery, Ralph working as a salesman in the bakery. They lived on S. 4th Street.

Minnie M. ADAMSON and Elias Ernest MUSSELMAN were married on 3 June 1894 in Benton County, Arkansas. Elias Ernest MUSSELMAN91,92, son of Michael MUSSELMAN and Elizabeth DURSTEIN, was born in 1864 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois.84,92 He died on 9 December 1927 at the age of 63 in Rogers, Benton County, Arkansas.84

Marriage License, Benton Co, AR, issued 2 Jun 1894 to Elias E. Musselman age 30 and Minnie M. Adamson, age 21. They were married on the 3rd of June by W. B. Johnsey, Clergyman.

Buried Plot #385, Rogers Cemetery, Rogers, AR. On FindAGrave as "Earnest E. Musselman".

Minnie M. ADAMSON and Elias Ernest MUSSELMAN had the following children:



Ralph Adamson MUSSELMAN93 was born on 12 February 1897 in Arkansas.44

World War I Draft Registration
Ralph Adamson Musselman, age 21
304 S. 4th, Rogers, Ark.
Born Feby 12, 1897, Rogers, Ark.
Father born Scales Mound, Illinois
Employer: E. E. Musselman, Rogers, Ark. - also his nearest relative at same address.
Signed: Ralph Adamson Musselman
Medium height and build. Black eyes, Dark brown hair.
5 Jun 1918

By the 1930 census, both Ernest & Minnie had died. Their adult children were all living together in Rogers, AR:
Ralph Musselman, head of household, age 31, Working as a Bellhop at a hotel.
Geraldine, his sister, age 19
Ernestine Hodges, his sister, age 28, she married at age 19.
Howel Hodges, brother-in-law, age 31, married at 21, a Salesman at a Tailor Co.



Earnestine MUSSELMAN.



Geraldine MUSSELMAN.