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301. Elonzo Ervan COMSTOCK was born on 18 March 1866 in Kansas.83,84 He died on 29 December 1933 at the age of 67 in Seneca, Newton County, Missouri.

1900 Census. Springfield, Ward 8, Greene Co MO Hh358
Alonzo Comstock, b. Mar 1851, age 49 [this is wrong by about 15 years...] Married 14 years. Born Kansas, father b. Kansas, mother b.Kansas, working as a stock trader.
Nancy J., wife, b. Nov 1871, age 28, has had 4 children, 2 are living, b. Kansas, father b. MO, mother b. NC
Willie E., son, b. Dec 1887, age 12
Alonzo, son, b. Jul 1895, age 4

1910 Census, Shoal Creek, Newton Co, MO. Hh 207
Elonzo Comstock, age 44, married 1 time for 24 years, b. Kansas, parents b. TN.
Nancy, age 38, married 1 time, has had 5 children, only 2 are living
Elonzo, son, age 15, b. MO.

1920 Census in Shoal Creek, Newton Co MO. Hh 124. Elonzo E. Comstock, age 65, b. Kansas, parents born in Tenn., Farmer. Wife Nancy, age 52, b. MO, father b. NC. Pauline, granddaughter, age 8, Margaret, granddaughter, age 3 yr 4 mo, Mildred, granddaughter, age 6 - all born in Missouri as were their parents. [These were the daughters of son Willie - Willie and his wife and her parents had died in 1918 in the flu epidemic.] Elonzo Jr., son, age 23, b. MO, father b. Kansas, mother b. MO. Tennessee, daughter-in-law, age 23, b. MO. Nancy, granddaughter, 2 yr 11 mo, and Junior, grandson, age 2 months. Jess J. Omans, nephew, age 25, b. MO, father b. Nebraska, mother b. MO. Lena, niece, age 25, b. MO, Mary Ellen, niece, age 1 yr. 9 months. [I would guess the Omans are Nancy's relatives.]

1930 Census. Council House Twp, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma Hh 82
Elonzo E. Comstock, age 65, 19 when 1st married, b. KA, parents b. TN
Nancy J., wife, 58, married at 14, b. KA, father b. NC, mother b. MO
Margrettt R., granddaughter, age 13, b. MO
Hh 83
Elonzo A. Comstock, age 36, married at 19, b. MO
Tennessee, wife, age 31, married at 18, b. MO
Nancy C., dau, age 13, b. MO
Junier, son, age 10, b. MO
Jerome, son, age 5, Juliette, dau, age 5, b. MO


The death certificate of Alonzo had his name spelled as "Elonzo Comstock". He died in Newton Co, Missouri, Seneca. He was married at the time of death but the wife's name is not given. He was born Mar 18, 1866 and died 29 Dec 1933, age 65 years, 10 months, 11 days. He was a farmer. He was born in Kansas. His father was Ervin Comstock, his mother Elizabeth Stamps. The informant was "E. Comstock of Seneca [perhaps the son listed below]. He was buried Sagmount, 30 Dec 1933. Cause of death was apoplexy.

I found another death certificate in Missouri, for Elonzo Alexander Comstock. He died in Joplin, Jasper Co, MO, at Freeman Hospital. He was born 21 Jul 1895 and died at age 55, 25 Oct 1950. He died of cerebral hemorrahage due to hypertension & chronic pyelonephritis. He was married, his wife's name was Tennessee Comstock. His father was Elonzo E. Comstock; his mother Nancy Davis. He was buried Saganaw Cemetery, Saganaw, MO. of 28 Oct 1950.
Saginaw is in Newton Co, MO.

Elonzo Ervan COMSTOCK and Nancy DAVIS were married on 19 March 1886 in Cedar County, Missouri.143 Nancy DAVIS was born on 25 November 1871 in Missouri. She died on 12 March 1960 at the age of 88 in Webb City, Jasper County, Missouri.

Joplin City Directory, 1938
Nancy J. Comstock, (wid Elonzo E) lives at 802 Connecticut Ave
Elonzo A. (wife Tennessee) reprmn, Carson's Maintenance & Repair

Found in Ancestry family tree:
Nancy Jane Davis was born November 25, 1872 to William Davis and Elizabeth L. McConnell, in Nevada Missouri. She was the 4th child for her mother, and third for her father; having an older half sister. Marinda Bowen was born in 1864 (she may have died before 1900) to Dal Bowen and Elizabeth McConnell. Elizabeth and William Davis married May 29 1866.
Their children besides Nancy Jane included:
William S. Davis, Jr May 1867-abt 1942
John Wesley Davis 1870-Dec 1 1928
Mary Ellen Davis April 18 1874-Jun 21 1952
Rose E. Davis Sept 11 1879-Mar 5 1941
George W. Davis Aug 25 1885-May 28 1918

Nancy Jane Davis married Elonzo Ervan Comstock and had three children:
William Ervan Comstock
Elonzo Alexander Comstock, Jr
Baby Girl Comstock

In December of 1918, Nancy lost her son, her daughter-in-law and a granddaughter that was 8 years old. Also dying during that time were her daughter-in-law's parents, her daughter-in-law's brother-in-law and nephew.

Nancy and Elonzo E. took her son's three living daughters to raise and from accounts from two of them, Pauline and Margie, "Grandma Comstock" was quite stern, to put it nicely.

Nancy died a widow, in 1960 after years of having her clothes ready for such a thing. She was survived by many grandchildren and many more great grandchildren.
Note: wife of Elonzo Ervan Comstock
Burial: Saginaw Cemetery, Saginaw, Newton County, Missouri,

Missouri Death Certificate 60-011515
Nancy Jane Comstock died 12 Mar 1960 at 742 S. Oakland Ave, Webb City, Jasper Co, MO where she had been for one week. Her address was RR #1, Joplin. She was born 25 Nov 1871 and was 88 years old when she died of arterioclerosis. Her father is listed as W. M. Davis. She was the widow of Elonzo Comstock. The informant was Mrs. Nancy Houston of the above address. She was buried Saginaw Cemetery.

Elonzo Ervan COMSTOCK and Nancy DAVIS had the following children:

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William Ervan COMSTOCK was born on 5 December 1890 in Missouri. He died on 1 December 1918 at the age of 27 in Missouri.

Missouri Death Certificate 47022.
William E. Comstock of Joplin, Jasper Co Mo, died 1 Dec 1918 of pneumonia following influenza. He was born 5 Dec 1890 and was 28 years, 11 months, and 26 days old. He was married, his wife's given name Mary. Occupation listed as miner. His father was E. E. Comstock, born Kansas; his mother Nannie Davis, born Missouri. E. E. Comstock of Joplin was the informant. He was buried Saganaw Cemetery.

Missouri Death Certificate 47021
Mary Comstock died 2 Dec 1918 of pneumonia following the flu. She was born 18 Mar 1892 and was 26 years, 8 months, and 14 days. She was the widow of William E. Comstock [by one day]. Her father was George G. Wolff, born Illinois; her mother Dora E. Wilson, also born Illinois. Mr. Wolff of Joplin was the informant. She was burined Saganaw Cemetery.

Missouri Death Certificate 46964
Jauneta Comstock died 21 Dec 1918 of pneumonia following the flu. She was born 14 Jul 1903 and was 10 years, 5 months old. Her father was Will Comstock, born Greenfield, MO; her mother was Mary Wolf. Nancy J. Comstock, her grandmother, was the informant. She was buried the next day, Saginaw, Mo.

There were three other daughters - Pauline, Margaret, and Mildred - that were raised by their Comstock grandparents. Mary Wolff Comstock's parents also died during the flu epidemic. G. G. Wolf died 9 Dec 1818; Dora Ellen Wolf had died on December 5th.

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Elonzo Alexander COMSTOCK was born on 21 July 1895 in Missouri. He died on 25 October 1950 at the age of 55 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.

5 Jun 1918 World War I Draft Card
Elonzo Alexander Comstock, of Saginaw, MO was age 21. He was born 21 Jul 1896 in Springfield, MO. His father was born Ottawa, Franklin Co, Kansas. Elonzo was farming for self. His wife Tennesse Comstock, was his nearest relative. He signed his full name.
He had brown hair, brown eyes.

1930 Census. Council House Twp, Ottawa Co, Oklahoma Hh 82
Elonzo E. Comstock, age 65, 19 when 1st married, b. KA, parents b. TN
Nancy J., wife, 58, married at 14, b. KA, father b. NC, mother b. MO
Margrettt R., granddaughter, age 13, b. MO
Hh 83
Elonzo A. Comstock, age 36, married at 19, b. MO
Tennessee, wife, age 31, married at 18, b. MO
Nancy C., dau, age 13, b. MO
Junier, son, age 10, b. MO
Jerome, son, age 5, Juliette, dau, age 5, b. MO

Joplin City Directory, 1938
Nancy J. Comstock, (wid Elonzo E) lives at 802 Connecticut Ave
Elonzo A. (wife Tennessee) reprmn, Carson's Maintenance & Repair Co
Junior Comstock, delmn for Roy H. Ochsenbein

1940 Census. Joplin, Jasper Co, MO, Hh 454
Lived at 2401 N. Hampshire where they had lived in 1935
Elonzo Comstock, age 44, b. MO, no occupation listed
Tennessee, wife, 43, b. MO
Junior, son, age 20, package delivery.
Romeo, son and Julliett, dau both age 14.

Death certificate in Missouri, for Elonzo Alexander Comstock. He died in Joplin, Jasper Co, MO, at Freeman Hospital. He was born 21 Jul 1895 and died at age 55, 25 Oct 1950. He died of cerebral hemorrahage due to hypertension & chronic pyelonephritis. He was married, his wife's name was Tennessee Comstock. His father was Elonzo E. Comstock; his mother Nancy Davis. He was buried Saganaw Cemetery, Saganaw, MO. of 28 Oct 1950.
Saginaw is in Newton Co, MO.