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134. Raymond Washington WOOD was born on 17 March 1903.81 He died on 3 June 1992 at the age of 89.83

1930 Census. Jasper Twp, Crawford, AR, Hh 88
Roy Wood, age 28, married at 21, b. AR, farmer
Sallie, wife, 30, married at 22, b. TN
Wayne, son, 6 years 4 months, b. MO
Raymond, brother, age 27, b. AR

Raymond W. Wood, age 31, of Van Buren, married Louise Bowlin, age 22, also of Van Buren, 9 Mar 1935, Crawford Co, AR

The following ages aren't correct for this couple, but the names are similar
1940 Census. Berkeley, Alameda Co., CA, Hh 240
Lived in same place but not the same house in 1935
Raymond Wood, 39, b. AR; Garage manager; Univ of Calif
Louise Wood, wife, 32, b. Kansas
but this one seems more correct:
1940 Census, Van Buren, Ward 1, Crawford, AR, Hh 188
lived in City Heights"Roy" Wood, age 35 (his brother Roy was in California with wife Sallie), b. AR, lived in the same house in 1935, machine worker, furniture factory
Louise, wife, age 27, b. Texas

Buried Forest Park Cemetery, Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co, AR
Two children are listed on FindAGrave - born in 1936 and in 1937 - they were not with Ray and Louise in 1940....
Jerry L. Wood Neal. She was born 28 Apr 1936, Crawford Co and died 4 Dec 2010 in Texas, but buried Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren. Her husband was Willis Younger Neal.
Virginia "Gina" Wood, b. 12 Oct 1937, Van Buren, d. 11 May 2013, in Perryville, Perry Co, AR. Her obituary states her parents as Raymond & Louise Bowlin Wood. Also mentions a brother, Roger Wood. A survivor was her best friend and companion of 42 years, Carolyn Butler of Perryville.

Raymond Washington WOOD and Louise BOWLIN were married on 9 March 1935 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Louise BOWLIN was born on 31 August 1912 in Texas. She died on 17 November 1987 at the age of 75 in Cedarville, Crawford County, Arkansas. She was buried in Forest Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County, Arkansas.

1920 Census. Van Buren, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 332
C. P. Bowlin, age 30, b. AR; merchant, own store
Lucile, wife, 30, b. AR
Wilda, dau 10, b.AR. Noble, son 8, b. AR. Louise, dau. 7, b. TX. Tom Will, son, age 4 years, 7 months, b. AR

1930 Census. Van Buren, Crawford, AR, Hh 230
Cosma Bowlin, age 40, married at 19 [no occupation listed]
Lucile, wife, 40, married at 19
Noble, son 18. Louise, dau 17. Thomas W. 15. Cosma, Jr., age 10 [Louise only one born in Texas]