361. Edna Eugenia COMSTOCK131 was born on 18 October 1899 in Crawford County, Arkansas.25 She died on 6 June 1956 at the age of 56.
Listed as a school teacher in 1920 Census, living in Ft. Smith with her parents. She was married later that year.
Marriage record in Crawford Co: T. L. Delzell, age 26, Edna Comstock, age 20, 12 Sep 1920, Paul G. Preston, MG
My grandmother's diary noted that on June 4th Edna had a stroke and was critical and the entry for June 6, 1956 says, "After waiting and worrying all day the bad new came. Edna passed away at 6:15."
Her entry for June 8: "Grace [Hays], Doc [probably Doc Farmer, a neighbor] and Bob Brown, our preacher, went with us to Miami to Edna's funeral - a long but beautiful drive; but what a sad day. My heart aches for Lester. All alone now. No doubt he will go right on with his business."
Edna Eugenia COMSTOCK and Tyre Lester DELZELL were married on 12 September 1920. Tyre Lester DELZELL173,187, son of Robert Johnson "Bob" DELZELL and Cordelia E. "Delia" REMY, was born on 6 October 1894 in Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.179,188,189 He died in May 1972 at the age of 77.179
Arch Howell and Lester were boyhood friends. In Arch's account of growing up he talks about Lester's family getting typhoid fever and some of the older ones dying. Lester and Arch both came down with the fever. The Delzell's well was bad and had to be sealed up.
Marriage License, Crawford co AR. T. L. Delzell of Uniontown, age 26 to Edna Comstock of Ft. Smith in Sebastian Co, age 20. Dated 11 Sep 1920
Married by Paul G. Preston, Christian Minister, on the 12th September. Recorded in Sebastian Co. on the 16th, Book B., p.45.
1930 Census. Franklin Co, AR. Charleston Town, Prairie Twp. Sheet 51, Hh 88
T. Lester Delzell, age 36, married at age 26. b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Edna E., wife, age 30, married at age 20. b. AR, parents b. MO
Lester C., son, age 2 years, 11 months
Colleen E., daughter, age 1 year, 3 months.
Uncle Lester had a drug store in Van Buren, next door to Comstock, Inc. owned by Uncle Ira & Aunt Minnie Comstock. He used to make cherry cokes for me and let me read the Comic books without buying them.
Edna Eugenia COMSTOCK and Tyre Lester DELZELL had the following children:
|Lester C. DELZELL was born about 1927 in Arkansas. He died about 1948 at the age of 21.178 |
Died of brain tumor just before or soon after graduating from college. His mother never truly recovered from the shock.
|Colleen Ellen DELZELL was born about 1929. She died in 1972 at the age of 43.178 |
Northwest Arkansas Times, 12 Jul 1950
14 Students Make Perfect Grades in Arts College.
Perfect grades were made during the University spring semester by 14 students in the College of Arts and Science, Dean G. D. Nichols announced today.
...Northwest Arkansas students on the honor roll were:
Listed among the Juniors, Colleen Ellen Delzell, Van Buren.
Colleen was married to "Buddy" Watson. They divorced; there were no children.
Marriage License, Benton Co, AR
Amasa Howell Watson Jr of Fayetteville, age 22 to Colleen Ellen Delzell, also of Fayetteville, age 20. License dated 25 Apr 1949.
Marriage Certificate in Washington Co, AR dated 9 May 1949. D. L. Dytes Jr. performed the Ceremony. Recorded Washington Co Book B, p.123, 11 May 1959.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957, FamilySearch.org Historical Records
Died of alcoholism. Found dead in her home several days after death.