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359. Frances/Fanny Maude COMSTOCK was born on 19 June 1894 in Arkansas.25,176 She died on 14 September 1988 at the age of 94 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.188

The marriage record in Crawford Co: Bert L. Redmon, age 21 to Frances M. Comstock, age 19. 6 Dec 1913. C. M. Pitts, JP.

Aunt Maude lived with Grandma (Ellen Comstock, her mother) and took care of her for many years. Although family records give her name as "Fanny" Maude, her marriage license to Bert L. Redmon reads Frances M. Comstock.

1940 Census. Van Buren. 524 N. 13th Street. [Google maps show that the house is still there! I was in it so many times....] Hh 368
Ellen Comstock, age 73, widow, b. Kansas, Lived in the same house in 1935.
Maude Redmon, daughter, age 45, widow, b. AR. Also said she was there in 1935 - she must have moved in with Grandma about the time her husband died.


When JoEllen and Joe McKim were married in 1946, Aunt Maude was listed in the newspaper as Mrs. Maude Hudnut of Van Buren. Perhaps she had another marriage after the death of Bert Redman - but I think it most likely a mistake.

I found a letter Aunt Maude wrote to her nephew Jay Comstock, 2 Mar 1953. She said that she and Mom [Grandma Comstock] were doing all right. Lettie & Cy were on a trip. Nora & Kenney, Ira & Minnie had just returned from a trip [this might have been a trip they made to Florida]. Maude talks about nine months that she had with Mr. Crawley who had just passed away quite suddenly - they were engaged to be married. They had a house ready and extensive plans made for their lives together. She told Jay that Nora was just like her own sister. She expressed a wish to travel, but had no money to do so. She had recently seen Edna & Lester and Colleen and Buddy. She asked Jay to come to Grandma's birthday celebration and reunion to be held on March 29th. Signed: Auntie Maude.

Aunt Maude is buried GraceLawn Cemetery in Van Buren along with many members of her Comstock family.

Frances/Fanny Maude COMSTOCK and Albert L. "Bert" REDMON were married on 6 December 1913 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas. Albert L. "Bert" REDMON189,190, son of Granville Perry REDMON and Mary Catherine BROWN, was born on 2 January 1892 in Arkansas.191 He died on 16 January 1934 at the age of 42 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

Aunt Maude signed the funeral register of Kenney Comstock as Maude "Redmon" so I presume that is the correct spelling.

Most family databases state his birth took place in Oklahoma, but the following census show Arkansas. His obit had several errors, including that he was born in Indian Territory and it had the names of his parents slightly incorrect.

1920 Census. Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co, OK, p.248, Hh 62
Bert Redman, age 28, b. AR, parents b. KY, Teacher and farmer
Maudie, wife, age 25, b. AR, father b. TX, mother b. AR
Fostine, daughter, age 5

1930 Census. Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co, OK, p.192, Hh 327
Redman, Bert, age 38, married age 21, b. AR, parents b. KY, Traveling salesman, school supplies
Fanny M., wife, age 35, married at 19, b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Wauetta F., daughter, age 15, b. AR

FindAGrave.com
Sallisaw City Cemetery, Sequoyah Co, OK
Born: 2 Jan 1892; died Jan 1934
Aunt Maude's name is on the stone with his - but she's not buried there. She's buried GraceLawn Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR.

Frances/Fanny Maude COMSTOCK and Albert L. "Bert" REDMON had the following children:

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Wauetta Faustina REDMON.

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Olin REDMON was born on 14 August 1921. He died on 27 August 1922 at the age of 1 in Sallisaw, Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

A picture of the baby's tombstone is on FindAGrave.com
Olin, Son of B. & M. Redman, born Aug 14, 1921, died Aug 27, 1922. Our loved one.