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254. Mary Jane MAYBERRY was born in 1849 in Missouri.49 She died after 1920 at the age of 71.

1870, Short Mountain Twp, Franklin Co, AR, p.76a, Dwelling 32 is:
Luman, William, age 21, Farmer, b. TN can't read/write
Mary age 21, Keeping House, b. MO can't read/write
Alexander age 2, b. AR
Ituria, age 1, b. AR

In 1880 I find on p.253A, continuing on 253B, Dwelling 372:
Mary J. was living with her father & mother and some of her grown sisters. Her children marked as grandchildren of her father.
Luman, M. J., dau, age 30, b. MO, widowed
Alexander, gson, age 12, b. AR as were all of Mary J's children
Itura, gdau, 10
Mary, gdau, 6
Lola J., gdau, 4
Chas. gson, age 1

1900 Census. Driggs Twp, District 53, Logan Co AR, Hh 18
Mary J. Luman, b. May 1849, age 51, widowed; had 6 children, 5 are living. Born MO, parents b. Virginia. She owns her farm.
Sallie, dau, b. Oct 1872, age 27, single, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
Voisin, dau, b. Feb 1884, age 16
Elijah C. Shirly, son-in-law, b. May 1867, age 33, widowed, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio, farmer
Ocie C., granddaughter, b. Aug 1894, age 5, b. AR, father b. Ohio, mother b. AR

Note: the number of children Mary had is interesting. Five were with her when, as a widow, she was living with her parents, 1880. Voisin, a daughter was born in 1884 and would be the 6th child - perhaps born out of wedlock, unless Mary remarried briefly but took back her Luman surname. [Note - in 1910, Mary does say she had been married twice. I did find a marriage, Mrs. M. J. Luman to N. M. Rankin, 10 May 1883, Logan Co] No daughter Sallie had previously been noted, but she is close in age to the daughter earlier called Mary - perhaps her name was Mary Sarah or something similar.

1910 Census. Driggs Twp, Logan Co AR, Hh 118
Mary J. Luman, age 60, married twice, widow, 6 children - 4 are living, b. MO, parents b. VA
Voicy T. Rankones, dau, age 26, single [Rankin was her surname]
Ples Sentell, boarder, age 18

1920 Census. Antoine Twp, Pike Co, AR, Hh 165
Charles Luman, age 40. Susie, wife, age 30.
Oma, dau, 16. Thurman, son, 10. Gladis, dau, age 8
Mary, Mother, age 70, b. MO, father b. TN, Mother b. VA


Mary Jane MAYBERRY and William LUMAN were married about 1867.49 William LUMAN was born in 1849 in Tennessee. He died before 1880 at the age of 31.

Mary Jane MAYBERRY and William LUMAN had the following children:

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William Alexander LUMAN was born in 1868 in Logan County, Arkansas. He died on 8 April 1939 at the age of 71 in Hartshorne, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.

According to an online database, Alexander married about 1883.

I found the family in 1900, living in the Choctaw Nation in Oklahoma, Twp 5, Hh 24
Alexander Luman, b. May 1868, age 32, married 17 years, b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. KS, a farmer
Mary, wife, b. Apr 1867, age 33, has had 7 children; b. AR, father b. TX, mother b. IT
Willie, son, b. Mar 1884, age 16. Annie, dau, b. Mar 1889, age 11. Mary J., dau, b. May 1891, age 9. Sadoc [prob. Zadoc], b. Sep 1892, age 7. Estis, son, b. Apr 1894, age 6 - all born in Arkansas
Leonia, dau, b. Apr 1896, age 4, and Joe, son, b. May 1899, age 1 - born born IT

A note place on Ancestry reveals that Mary may have first been married to James Thomas Shadwick - that Willie and Annie were stepchildren of Alexander Luman. This would indicate they had been married much less than the 17 years indicated. I have no additional proof except the following 1910 census states they had then been married 21 years, or married 1889.

I did find the marriage record: W. A. Luman to Mary Shadwick, 28 Nov 1889, Logan Co, AR.

1910 Census. Houston Twp, LeFlore Co, OK, Hh 30
William A. Luman. 41, married once for 21 years, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO, Farmer
Mary J., wife, age 42, married twice, 10 children - 9 are living, b. MO, parents b. MO
Mary Jane, dau, 20, b. AR, father b. AR, mother b. MO (same for all the children)
James A., son, 17, b. OK (Sadoc in 1910 - later documents show name as James Z.)
Estes A., son, 15, b. OK
Lona V. dau, 13, b. OK
Joseph C. H., son, age 11, b. OK
George M., son, 3, b. OK
Zella A., dau, 3, b. OK
George Conner, hired hand, age 22

According to a post on FindAGrave for his sister Ituria, he died 1939 in Pittsburg County, OK.

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Flora Ituria LUMAN was born in 1869 in Logan County, Arkansas. She died on 17 January 1892 at the age of 23 in Arkansas.

Ituria married Elijah Henry Shirley, 17 Jan 1892. His parents said to have been Silas Shirley and Abigail Demaris Driggs.

1870 Census. Short Mountain Twp, Franklin, AR
Silas Shirly, 34. Dimarias, 33.
John 14, Alfretta 11. Mary 9. Walter 7. Henry 3.
Nelson, age 5 months - the only one born in Arkansas - in February. The rest of the family born in Ohio.

1880 Census - same place, Short Mountain Township - and all of the family except for Silas has only initials for given names.
Silas was 44. D. A. (f) 43.
J. W. (m) 23. M. M. (f) 19. W. W. (m) 17. E. H. (m) 13. M. K. (m) 9, b. Arkansas as are the rest. M L. (f), 5. S. B. (m) 3.

Find A Grave Memorial# 105317962 has her death date, but states her burial is unknown. Her name is listed as Flora Itera Luman.
Itera Luman was born on Short Mountain, Franklin Co., Arkansas to William Luman(Lamman?)& Mary Jane Mayberry.

Itera's siblings:

William Alexander Luman b. Aug 5, 1868 Short Mtn, Franklin Co., AR d. April 8, 1939 in Hartshorne, Pittsburg Co., OK m. Mary, surname unknown
Alice Luman b. 1870 in AR
Sarah M. "Sallie" Luman b. Oct. 4, 1873 in AR d. June 27, 1943 in Elk City, Beckham, OK m. Noah Monroe Bass (Noah, b. March 27, 1875, son of Joseph Lang Bass and Serena Elizabeth Nobles)
Mary Luman b. 1874 in AR
George W. Luman b. abt 1875 in AR
Lola J. Luman b. Aug 1875 in AR m. Marion Jasper Beck lived in Driggs
James J. Luman b. 1877 in AR
Charles Henry Luman b. March 11, 1879 d. Feb. 16, 1944 in Garland, AR m. Leo Blanie Lee
Voisa Luman b. Feb. 1884 in AR

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Itera married Elijah Henry Shirley on Jan. 17, 1892, died of Typhoid.
Daughter Ellen Shirley-died in infancy, age about 9 months a few months after her mother died.
The FindAGrave page states a daughter, Ocie Cora, also died in infancy - BUT there was a daughter born to Elijah Shirley's second wife in 1894 named Ocie Cora. I doubt there were two Ocie Coras.


1900 Census. Driggs Twp, District 53, Logan Co AR, Hh 18
Mary J. Luman, b. May 1849, age 51, widowed; had 6 children, 5 are living. Born MO, parents b. Virginia. She owns her farm.
Sallie, dau, b. Oct 1872, age 27, single, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
Voisin, dau, b. Feb 1884, age 16
Elijah C. Shirly, son-in-law, b. May 1867, age 33, widowed, b. Ohio, parents b. Ohio, farmer
Ocie C., granddaughter, b. Aug 1894, age 5, b. AR, father b. Ohio, mother b. AR

Elijah remarried again about 1903.
1910 Census. Ellsworth, Logan, AR, Hh 23
Henry E. Shirley, 42, married twice, the last time for 7 years
Ava, wife, 30, 4 children, b AR
Ocie, dau, 16.
Elba, dau 6. Susan, dau 4. Mary, dau, 2. Paul, son, age 5 or 8 months

1920 Census. Ellsworth, Logan, AR, Hh 46
Henry Shirley, 52. Ava, wife, 37.
Elda, dau 16. Mary, dau 12. Paul, son 11. Silvia, dau, 8. Lemina, dau, 5. Silas, son, age 4. Joseph, son, 11 months.
Susan Thompson, aunt, age 63, widow.

1930 Census. Short Mountain Twp, Logan, AR, Hh 12
Elijah H. Shirley, 63, married at 25, b. Ohio, parents b. OH
Ava H., wife, 50, married at 22, b. AR, father b. NC, mother b. AR
Leanna m., dau 16. Silas H., son 14. Joseph Q., son, 11. David O., son, 7.
Susan A. Thompson, aunt, 75, single, b. AR, parents b. NC
Joe Mitchel, Boarder, 78, widow, b. IL

FindAGrave Memorial# 5489019: Elijah Henry Shirley. Born 14 May 1867. Died 2 Aug 1934
Buried: Hebron Cemetery, Canute, Washita County, OK.
There is a photo of a grave marker in this cemetery - it appears to be a fairly new stone.

A second posting on FindAGrave, Memorial# 75867888, says that he is buried Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Beckham Co, Oklahoma, but there is no picture of a stone. Both pages show two of the same pictures, one of Elijah and a wife said to be Ituria, and a photo of just Elijah - so it's obviously the same person. This page also had a link to one for Ituria - Flora Itera and stated she died of Typhoid and they had two children. Daughter, Ocie Cora, b. 24 Aug 1894, d. Oct 1982 in Elk City, Beckham Co, OK. Ocie married Marion Francis Williams, 21 May 1917, but he apparently left her and she married Noah Bass, 3 Aug 1948. A second daughter, Ellen, died at age 9 months, about 4 months after her mother died, 1892.

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Alice LUMAN was born in 1870 in Arkansas.

If there was a daughter Alice, she was born after the 1870 census and did not live until 1880.

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Mary Sallie LUMAN was born on 4 October 1873 in Logan County, Arkansas. She died on 27 June 1943 at the age of 69 in Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma. She was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham County, Oklahoma.194

This child may have been called Sallie, born Oct 1872, in the 1900 Census.

Sallie Luman married N. (Noah) M. Bass, 18 Sep 1907, Logan Co, AR

1910 Census. Elk City, Beckham Co, OK
Noah M. Bass, 35. Sallie M., 36.

1920 Census. Elk City, Beckham Co, OK, Hh 47
Noah M. Bass, 45, b. AR, Grocer
Sallie M., 47, b. AR
Erma Beck, niece, 22, b. AR [name was Verna in 1800 - dau of Lola]

1930 Census. Elk City, Beckham, OK, Hh 9
Noah M. Bass, 54, married at age 33. Proprietor, Grocery Store
Sallie, wife, 55, married at 34. Clerk, Grocery Store
Gladys Luman, niece, age 16 [dau of Sallie's brother Charles]

1940 Census. Elk City, Beckham, OK
Living at 322 Third St - same house in 1935
N. M. Bass, 65. Sally Bass, 66. No employment listed.

Picture of the joint grave marker for Noah & Sallie found on Ancestry FamilyTree. The cemetery wasn't specified, but on FindAGrave as Fairlawn Cemetery, Elk City.
BASS
Sallie 1873-1943
Noah 1875-1955

Noah's World War I Draft Registration, 12 Sep 1918
Noah Monroe Bass was 43, b. 27 Mar 1875. A merchant, self-employed, at Summers, Washington Co, AR. Sallie Bass of the same address would always know his address. Tall, stout, brown eyes, dark hair.

Noah and Sallie have a common grave marker, Fairlaw Cemetery, Elk City, Beckham, OK. He was born 1875, died 1955.

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George W. LUMAN was born about 1875 in Arkansas.

If this child existed, he died young, prior to 1880.

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Lola J. LUMAN was born in 1876 in Logan County, Arkansas. She died about 1901 at the age of 25.

Lola married Marion Jasper Beck. She is said to have died at the birth of a third daughter.

1900 Census. Driggs Twp, Logan Co, AR, Hh 29
Marion Beck, b. Oct 1872, age 27, married 3 years, b. AR, father b. GA, mother b. AR
Lola J., wife, b. Aug 1878, age 21, 2 children, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
Verna, dau, b. Mar 1898, age 2
Gissie, dau, b. Sep 1899, age 9 months

The 1910 census shows that Marion had been remarried for 5 years - the new wife had had three small sons. Erma L. a daughter, age 12, was the only child from his marriage to Lola that was still in his household - was this "Verna" in 1900?

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Charles Henry LUMAN was born on 11 March 1878 in Logan County, Arkansas. He died on 16 February 1944 at the age of 65 in Garland County, Arkansas. He was buried in Kirby Cemetery, Kirby, Pike County, Arkansas.

Arkansas Marriages, 1837-1957
Chas. H. Luman, age 22, of Driggs, Logan Co, AR married Leo B. Lee, age 20, of Magazine, Logan, AR on 3 Nov 1901. License dated 31 Oct 1901.

1910 Census. Mountain Twp, Pike Co, AR, Hh 103
Charles H. Luman, 32, married for 8 years, b. AR
Leo B., wife, 30, 4 children - w are living, b. AR
Erma B., dau, 8 [later Oma]
Charles T., son, age 2 months?

Leo died 24 Sep 1916, buried Kirby Cemetery; she was born 23 Mar 1891

On 29 Sep 1917, Pike Co AR, Charles married Susan Ellen Tolleson.

12 Sep 1918 World War I Draft Registration
Charles Henry Luman of Kirby, Pike Co, AR, age 40, b. 11 Mar 1818
Physician.
Susie Luman is his nearest relative
Medium height, stout build, grey eyes dark hair. His right arm has been broken and his ribs have been crushed.

1920 Census. Antoine Twp, Pike Co, AR, Hh 165
Charles Luman, age 40. Susie, wife, age 30.
Oma, dau, 16. Thurman, son, 10. Gladis, dau, age 8
Mary Luman, Mother, age 70, b. MO, father b. TN, Mother b. VA

1930 Census. Gap Twp, Montgomery Co, AR, Hh 32
Charles H. Luman, age 52, married first time at age 23, b. AR, medical doctor, general practice
Susie, wife, 40, married at 28
Oma, dau, age 25
Gladys D., dau, 19.

1940 Census. Caddo Gap, Gap Twp, Montgomery, AR, Hh 78
Lived in same house in 1935
Dr. C. H. Luman, 62, physician, private practice
Susie E., wife, 51
Oma O., dau, 37

27 Apr 1942 World War II Draft Registration
Charles Henry Luman was age 63, born 11 Mar 1879, Paris AR. He lived at Caddo Gap, Montgomery Co, AR, and was a physician. Susan Ellen Luman of Caddo Gap would always know his address.
Charles was 5'8 1/2" and 200 pounds. Blue eyes, gray hair, light complexion.


Son, Charles Thurman Luman, appears in the 1910 census as an infant. His Social Security record, tombstone, etc. reflect a birth of 7 Jan 1912. His death certificate states his mother as Leo Lee. Did the first child die and a second child was given the same name? Would seem not, since Charles was listed as a ten-year-old in 1920.
Charles Thurman Luman is buried Memphis National Cemetery, Memphis, TN, with a military marker. He was a Corporal in the US Army in World War II. He enlisted 3 Jul 1943; was discharged 14 Nov 1945. He was interred 13 Sep 1949.

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Voisa LUMAN was born in February 1884 in Arkansas.

This daughter does not appear until 1900 - she was 16. Her mother was already listed as a widow in 1880. Either the enumerator misunderstood the relationship, or she was not a child of William Luman.

Mary Jane MAYBERRY and N. M. RANKIN were married on 10 May 1883 in Logan County, Arkansas. N. M. RANKIN was born in 1840.

Mary Jane MAYBERRY and N. M. RANKIN had the following children:

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Voisin RANKIN was born in February 1884 in Logan County, Arkansas.