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96. Emma Myrtle HAYS10 was born on 7 March 1904 in Arkansas.38,71 She died on 10 August 1982 at the age of 78 in Felton, Santa Cruz County, California.38

Found data about Emma Myrtle Hays in a Family Tree on Some of the information has been accepted without proof. I have included here only what I was able to confirm with records.

Emma was apparently married first to a man named Smith as a stepdaughter, Arley Smith, age 7, is living with George & Emma Clement in 1930. There is an Arkansas Divorce record for Myrtle and George Smith, 30 Nov 1923, Cross County. In 1920, Emma was still at home with her parents. The family database has included this divorce so presumably it is the right first husband. What bothers me about this is that a George & Myrtle Smith were living in Sand Point, Crawford Co, in 1920 - they already had two young children and the divorce record indicates that they had married in 1915 - when Emma Myrtle Hays was only about nine years old. Therefore, I doubt this divorce is Emma's.

I also found a marriage in Crawford Co for Emma Hays to J. V. Smith - 31 Aug 1923. He was age 22, she was age 20, both of Van Buren. They were married by F. A. Lark, Minister. I believe this is Emma, and her Smith husband was not George at all.

Emma's death is in the California Death Index on Ancestry. Her middle name was given as Myrtle; her mother's name as Winn; her father's name as Hays. It is a bit odd that she died in California in 1982, and the George W. Clements found in SSDI died in Izard Co, Arkansas in 1991. Is he the right person? His birth as 15 Jan 1904 is reasonable, but the name is quite common.

J. L. SMITH (private).

Emma Myrtle HAYS and J. L. SMITH had the following children:



Arley SMITH (private).

Emma Myrtle HAYS and George W. CLEMENTS were married on 17 January 1927 in Sebastian County, Arkansas.10 George W. CLEMENTS was born on 15 January 1904 in Arkansas.38 He died on 10 April 1991 at the age of 87 in Horseshoe Bend, Izard County, Arkansas.38

George Clements was the son of another George Clements and Gillie Faulkner. George and Gillie are buried, Dora Cemetery, Crawford Co, AR. George was born 1876, died 1938. Gillie was born 1876, died 1928. According to information on the 1930 census, George and Gillie married circa 1897.
Also buried Dora Cemetery are Albert Clements, died 1922, and Queeny, a daughter, born and died in 1909, age 11 days.

1900 Census. Twp 11, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Hh 292
Faulkner, Hugh, b. Aug 1879, age 20, b. IT, parents b. KY
Faulkner, Beedy, mother, b. Jun 1850, age 49, Widow. She had 3 children, two are living, b. KY, parents b. NC
Clemons, Gillie, sister, b. Aug 1877, age 22, married 2 years, b. MS, parents b. KY
Clemons, Tessie, Niece, b. Dec 1898, age 1, b. IT, father b. AR, mother b. MS
Osten, William, boarder, b. Apr 1876, age 24, b. AR, parents b. GA
I have no clue where Gillie's husband was in 1900 - apparently not with her. There are several George Clements of this age that can be found, but they do not seem to be him.

1910 Census. Dora, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 17
George Clements, age 33, married 13 years, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. unk
Gilly, wife, age 33, married 1 time, 5 children, but only 4 are living, b. MS, father b. MS, mother b. unk
Tessy, daugher, 12, b. AR
George, son, 7, b. AR
Albert, son, 3, b. AR
Guy, son, age 0/12, b. AR [not yet a month old; apparently his name became Brack before the 1920 census]

George Clements registered for the World War I Draft, Dora, Crawford Co, AR. He was born 18 Apr 1876 and was a farmer. Gillie Clements, wife, was listed as his nearest relative.

1920 Census. Dora, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 68
George Clements, 43, b. AR, father b. unk, mother b. AR
Gillie, wife, 43, b. MS, father b. KY, mother b. MS
George Jr. 16, b. AR. Bert, 13. Brack, age 11. Clifford 8. Ed, age 4 years, 2 months.

1930 Census. Dora, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 8
George Clements, age 53, married at age 21 [ca 1897]
Brack, son, 20. Clifford, son, 17. Edward, son, 14.
H. McKinney, female, househkeeper, age 30, with three sons of her own - Howard 9 yr 8 mo; George 8 yr 3 mo; and Albert 5 yr 4 mo.

By 1930, young George was married and living in Fort Smith, Sebastian Co, AR, Hh 166
George Clements, age 27, married at age 24.
Emma, wife, age 26
Arley Smith, stepdaughter, age 7, b. Arkansas.