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299. James Franklin "Frank" COMSTOCK was born in March 1859 in Missouri.81,84 He died on 3 September 1923 at the age of 64 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.88

During the murder trial over the death of his father, a subpoena was issued to Frank Comstock and Willie Comstock, Anderson Co, Kansas. The sheriff returned shows he served the subpoena so they were there. Willie was still living with his father the night of the poisoning, and had been sickened as well. He must have gone to live with his older brother James after their father's death. The following census record confirms this, and by 1900 they were back in Missouri.

1895 Kansas State Census. Indian Creek, Anderson Co
J. F. Comstock, 36, b. MO
Anner, no age given, b. MO
L. M., age 6, b. MO
Willie, 12, b. Kansas [probably his youngest brother]

1900 Census. Joplin, Jasper Co, MO, Hh 242
Frank M. Comstock, b. Mar 1859, age 41, married 15 years. Born MO, father b. TN, mother b. MO. He was a teamster. [this is the only time the initial "M" appears with his name - probable error]
Anna, wife, b. Feb 1866, age 34, has had only 1 child. She was born in Kansas, her father b. Illinois, her mother b. MO
Laura, daughter, b. Jan 1889, age 11, born in Missouri.
William, brother, b. Mar 1883, age 17; born Kansas, father b. TN, mother b. MO

1910 Census. Duenweg Precinct, Joplin Twp, Jasper Co MO, Hh 465
Frank Comstock, age 51, married 1 time for 25 years. Born MO, father b. TN, mother b. TX. Does odd jobs for a living
Anna R., wife, age 45, has had only 1 child. Birthplaces the same as in 1900
Laura M., dau, age 21, single, b. MO
Natt H. Carson, boarder, age 30, b. TX, house carpenter

Apparently Laura married the Boarder...
1920 Census. Duenweg Voting Precinct, Jasper Co, MO, Hh 310
Frank Comstock, age 60, b. MO, parents b. TN. Occupation difficult to read, but may say "Electrict Co"
Anna, wife, age 53
Carson, Laura, dau, age 31, b. MO
Carson, Nat H., son-in-law, age 40, b. TX, parents b. MS, Collecting bills for Electrict Co.

1930, Joplin Mo City Directory:
R. Anna Comstock, (wid of J. Frank) rents at 802 Rex Ave - her brother-in-law Wm D. Frank lived at 1002 Rex Av and her sister-in-law Nancy J., widow of Elonzo E. Comstock lived at 802 Connecticut Av

Missouri Death Certificate #27456 again lists his name as James Franklin Comstock who lived at East 9th & Rex Crossing in Joplin. He was married to Anna Comstock. Born 14 Mar 1859 in Missouri, died 4 Sep 1923 of carcinoma of the stomach, died at 64 years, 5 months, 20 days. He was retired. Father was Ervin Comstock, born in Tennessee, mother unknown. The informant was Anna Comstock. Frank was buried Forest Park Cemetery in Joplin on September 5th, 1923.

James Franklin "Frank" COMSTOCK and Anna FISHER were married circa 1885. Anna FISHER was born on 25 February 1866 in Iola, Allen County, Kansas. She died on 2 April 1947 at the age of 81 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.

1870 Census. Geneva Twp, Allen Co, Kansas, Hh 114
Page Fisher, age 29, b. Illinois
Nicey, age 23, b. MO
[The pages are not in order in Ancestry - Page and Nicey were at the bottom of Image 16 and there were no more images for Geneva Twp. However the index did show Anna and I found the children on Image 13 - the households were numbered to follow those on Image 16.]
Mary E., age 5, b. KS
Anna, age 4, b. KS
Emma, age 2, b. KS
Cannas Stamps, age 14, female, listed as "domestic servant", born in MO - possibly a young sister of Nicey?

1880 Census. Deer Creek, Allen Co KS, Hh 66
Page Fisher, age 38, b. IL, parents b. TN
Nicie, wife, age 33, b. MO, parents b. TN
Annie R., age 14, dau, b. KS
Emma L., age 11, dau, b. KS
Eddie L, age 9, son, b. KS
Laura F., age 6, dau, b. KS
Blanch C., age 4, dau, b. KS
Jessie May, age 1, dau, b. KS


1930 Census. Joplin City, Jasper Co, MO. ED 63; Hh 16
Carson, Nathaniel H., age 50, married at age 33. Born in TX, parents b. MS. Electric Engineer.
Laura M., wife, age 41, married at age 23, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. KS
Anna F., daug, age 5, b. MO
Kathryn L. Stein, lodger, age 13, b. MO, father b. KS, mother b. Germany
Anna Comstock, mother-in-law, age 64, widow, she was 18 when she married, b. KS, father b. IL, mother b. MO

1938 City Directory, Joplin, MO
R. Anna Comstock, (widow of J. Frank) rents at 802 Rex Ave

Anna's Missouri Death Certificate, #13835. Her address was given as 802 Rex Crossing, Joplin, and she had lived in the community for 40 years. She was widowed. Born 25 Feb 1866 at Iola, Kansas, and died 2 Apr 1947, age 81 years, 1 month, and 8 days. She had had cardio-vascular and renal diease for some 5 years prior to her death. Her father was Page Fisher, born in Illinois. Her mother was Unica Stamps, born in Texas. The informant was Mrs. N. H. Carson of the same address [her daughter Laura]. She was buried on Apr 4th, Forest Park Cemetery.

James Franklin "Frank" COMSTOCK and Anna FISHER had the following children:

384

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Laura COMSTOCK was born in January 1889 in Missouri.

1930 Census. Joplin City, Jasper Co, MO. ED 63; Hh 16
Carson, Nathaniel H., age 50, married at age 33. Born in TX, parents b. MS. Electric Engineer.
Laura M., wife, age 41, married at age 23, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. KS
Anna F., daug, age 5, b. MO
Kathryn L. Stein, lodger, age 13, b. MO, father b. KS, mother b. Germany
Anna Comstock, mother-in-law, age 64, widow, she was 18 when she married, b. KS, father b. IL, mother b. MO