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275. Martha Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM97 was born about 1857 in Winn Parish, Louisiana.97,109 She died on 20 April 1931 at the age of 74 in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto County, Texas.

Age given as 20 in 1880. In 1880, Martha said her father was born in AL and her mother in MS.
1880 Collin Co TX Census with son-in-law William Montgomery and daughter Martha. Age 60, born in AL; both his father and mother born in Virginia. Most of the children in Henderson Co. Hh 206
Wm Montgomery, age 23, farmer, b. MS as were his parents
M. E., 20, wife, b. LA, father b. AL, mother b. MS
A. F., age 1, daughter, b. TX
Jo. Demint, age 25, male, boarder, farm laborer, b. TX
Thos. Higenbottom, age 60, father-in-law, b. AL, parents b. VA

1910 Census. Justice Prec 6, Wise Co, TX, Hh
Martha Montgomery, 55, Widow, b. Louisiana, parents b. AL. Had 8 children - 7 are living.
Robert G., son, age 18. Jess O., son, 16. Mary L. dau, 13. All b. Texas

1920 Census. Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 58
William T. Galloway, 26, b. LA, parents b. LA
Mary L., wife, age 23, b. TX, mother b. AR, father b. LA
Martha E. Montgomery, mother-in-law, 69, widow, b. LA, parents b. LA

also listed with Alice in 1920, Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 27
John F. Alberson, age 52, b. MS, dairy farm
Alice T., wife, 42, b. TX
Lawrance S., Foster Son, age 7, b. TX, parents b. TX
Martha L. Montgomery, mother-in-law, age 68, widow, b. LA
Jessie E. Lutin, hired man, 26, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
William Morgan, hired man, 25, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
Albert Hefford, hired man, age 29, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
John J. Allen, brother-in-law, 37, b. TX, carpenter, house bldg
Lucy M., sister-in-law, wife, age 35, b. TX
Thomas L., son, 11. Clyde F., son, age 4.

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow
Hh 135
Frank Galloway, 36
Mary, wife, 33
Carl, son 10. Carrie, dau 7. Hazel, dau 5. Floyd, son, 2.


Texas Death Certificate 20190
Mrs. M. E. Montgomery died 20 Apr 1931, Palo Pinto County, TX. She lived 4 miles north of Mineral Wells and had lived there for 12 years prior to her death. She was a widow, born 10 Mar 1858. She of apoplexy; influenza was secondary. Her parents were both born in Louisiana - Mr. Higginbotham and Miss McCowan. The informant appears to have been J. F. Ackerman but the handwriting is poor. She was buried Brazos Valley on 21 April.


Texas death certificate of Mary Leona Gallaway, b. 7 Jan 1896 in Cooke Co TX and died, age 78, 29 Apr 1974, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX. Her residence was 4922 East Rosedale, Ft. Worth. She was a widow. Mrs. Ed Swirezynski was the informant. Her father's name stated to be Will Wesley Montgomery and her mother Martha Elizabeth Higginbotham. She died of a massive pulmonary embolism but also had cirrhosis of the liver. Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth.

Martha Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM and William Wesley MONTGOMERY were married on 11 October 1877 in Collin County, Texas.109 William Wesley MONTGOMERY was born in 1857 in Mississippi.97 He died before 1900 at the age of 43.

This might be William:
1860 Census. Lafayette, MS, P.O. Paris
J. M. Montgomery, 37. Martha, 24.
James 18. Mary 12. Jefferson 10. John 8. William 3. Taba age 2.

1880 Census. Justice Prec 2, Collin Co, TX, Hh 206
Wm Montgomery, 23, farming, b. MS
M. E., 20, wife, b. LA
A. F., age 1, dau, b. TX
Jo. Demint, 25, Boarder, farm labor, b. TX
Thos. Higenbottom, 60, Father-in-law, b. AL

Martha Elizabeth HIGGINBOTHAM and William Wesley MONTGOMERY had the following children:

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Alice F. MONTGOMERY was born on 22 July 1878 in Collin County, Texas.97 She died on 28 January 1955 at the age of 76 in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas.

1900 Census. Justice Prec 5, Callahan, TX
J. F. Alberson, age 32
Alice, age 21, wife, married 6 years.

Mother listed with Alice in 1920, Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 27
John F. Alberson, age 52, b. MS, dairy farm
Alice T., wife, 42, b. TX
Lawrance S., Foster Son, age 7, b. TX, parents b. TX
Martha L. Montgomery, mother-in-law, age 68, widow, b. LA
Jessie E. Lutin, hired man, 26, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
William Morgan, hired man, 25, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
Albert Hefford, hired man, age 29, b. TX, laborer, dairy farm
John J. Allen, brother-in-law, 37, b. TX, carpenter, house bldg
Lucy M., sister-in-law, wife, age 35, b. TX
Thomas L., son, 11. Clyde F., son, age 4.

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow
Hh 135
Frank Galloway, 36
Mary, wife, 33
Carl, son 10. Carrie, dau 7. Hazel, dau 5. Floyd, son, 2.

1940 Census. Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 35
J. F. Alberson, 72, b. MS, Farmer
Alice, wife, 62, b. TX, Laundress, own home

Texas Death Certificate #3997
Alice Alberson, died 28 Jan 1955, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX. She died at Nazareth Hospital - her residence was 801 SW 24th St. Alice was born 22 Jul 1878 in Collins Co. TX. She was a widow. Her father was W. W. Montgomery, her mother Elizabeth Higginbotham - both born in Louisiana. She died of pneumonia, but also had adenocarcinoma. The informant was J. E. Luten. She was buried Indian Creek Cemetery in Mineral Wells, 30 Jan 1955.

Texas Death Certificate #22649
J. F. Alberson of SW 24th St, Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, TX died 19 May 1945 of a chest wall sarcoma and senility. He was born 5 Feb 1868 in Benton Co, MS. Parents were unknown. Mrs. Alice F. Alberson (wife) was the informant. He was buried Indian Creek Cemetery on May 20th.

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Louise Myrtle MONTGOMERY was born on 14 June 1884 in Texas.

Married John Franklin Allen about 1908.

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James Allen MONTGOMERY was born on 9 February 1888 in Texas. He died on 30 August 1963 at the age of 75 in Roswell, Chaves County, New Mexico.

Married 17 Feb 1915 to Mattie Eva Bell Davis.

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Robert Gibson MONTGOMERY was born on 15 July 1892 in Texas.

World War I Draft Registration:
5 Jun 1917, Torrance, New Mexico
Robert Gibson Montgomery. Lived at Wetland. Born July 15, 1892, age 25.
Supports wife and one child.
Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, light brown hair.

1920 Census. Belen, Valencia Co, NM, Hh 121
Robert G. Montgomery, 26
Emma, wife, 32
Jewell, dau, 5
Orrel, son, age 1

1930 Census. Alamosa, Alamosa Co, Colorado, Hh 172
Lives at 423 11th St.
Robert G. Montgomery, age 36, married at 20, b. TX; machinist, railroad
Maudie L., wife, 43, married at 26, b. TX
Jewell, dau, 16, b. TX
Orel, son, 11, b. New Mexico
Ruth, dau, 4, b. New Mexico
Alvin, son, age 3, b. Colorado

1940 Census. Alamosa, Alamosa Co, Colorado, Hh 156
Lives at 629 10th. Lived in the same house in 1935.
Robert G. Montgomery, 46, b. TX, machinist, railroad
Bessie, wife 24, b. OK
Ruth, dau 18, b. NM
Alvin, son 13, b. CO
Bobby D., son 5, b. CO
Mary Paulson, stepdau, 10, b. CO

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Jess Oliver MONTGOMERY was born on 15 March 1894 in Gainesville, Cooke County,Texas. He died on 11 December 1950 at the age of 56 in Fresno County, California.

World War I Draft Registration
5 Jun 1917
Jess O. Montgomery, RFD 2, Snyder, OK
Born 15 March 1895, age 22, born at Gainesville, TX
He is a County Convict Guard, Kiowa Co, Okla.
Lists his mother as his dependent
Signed J. O. Montgomery
Medium height, medium build, brown eyes, brown hair

Maybe Jess:
1920 Census. Red Fork, Tulsa Co, OK. Hh 196
J. C. Montgomery, age 22?, b. TX, mother b. LA; Helper, pipe fitter
Pearl, wife, age 23, b. MO

1921, Tulsa Oklahoma City Directory
Jesse Montgomery (Pear), pipefitter; residence: 1414 W. 23d Place

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow

1940 Census. San Jose, Santa Clara, CA
Jess O Montgomery, age 46, Miner, placer mining
Living at 450 S. 1st Street
In 1935 he lived in Porterville, Tulare, CA
Earl Aglin, partner, age 33, b. TX, lived in Santa Clara Co in 1935, Miner, placer mining

World War II Draft Registration
25 April 1942
Jess Oliver Montgomery was 48, born 15 Mar 1894, Cook Co, TX
Address was RFD 4, #706, San Jose, Santa Clara Co, California
Mrs. Jess O. Montgomery would always know his address
Employer was Barron & Gray Packing Co., So. 5th St., San Jose
5' 9 1/2" tall, 155 Lbs. Brown eyes and hair. Scar on left fore finger.

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Mary Leona MONTGOMERY was born on 7 January 1896 in Cooke County,Texas. She died on 29 April 1974 at the age of 78 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.

1920 Census. Justice Prec 5, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 58
William F. Galloway, 26, b. LA, parents b. LA
Mary L., wife, age 23, b. TX, mother b. AR, father b. LA
Martha E. Montgomery, mother-in-law, 69, widow, b. LA, parents b. LA

1930 Census. Prec 1, Palo Pinto, TX, Hh 134
John F. Alberson, 62
Alice, wife, 51
Lawrence, son, 16
Betty Montgomery, mother-in-law, 72, widow
Jess Montgomery, brother-in-law, 35, widow
Hh 135
Frank Galloway, 36
Mary, wife, 33
Carl, son 10. Carrie, dau 7. Hazel, dau 5. Floyd, son, 2.

Texas death certificate of Mary Leona Gallaway, b. 7 Jan 1896 in Cooke Co TX and died, age 78, 29 Apr 1974, at St. Joseph Hospital in Ft. Worth, Tarrant Co, TX. Her residence was 4922 East Rosedale, Ft. Worth. She was a widow. Mrs. Ed Swirezynski was the informant. Her father's name stated to be Will Wesley Montgomery and her mother Martha Elizabeth Higginbotham. She died of a massive pulmonary embolism but also had cirrhosis of the liver. Buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth.

Texas Death Certificate #81045
William Franklin Gallaway died in a nursing home in Ft. Worth on 21 Nov 1968 of cardiac arrest and lung cancer. His residence was 4922 E. Rosedale. He was married and worked in Agriculture. He was born 8 Nov 1893 in Panola County, TX; father was J. T. Gallaway, mother was Nancy Sykes. Mary Gallaway, wife, was the informant. Buried Rose Hill Cemetery on November 23rd.
(Name of the cemetery is now Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park - they have a common grave marker)

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John MONTGOMERY was born in 1890 in Texas. He died in Florence, Fremont County, Colorado.

Wife was Lou.