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121. Antoinette "Ettie" WOOD was born in March 1874 in Arkansas.67,128 She died on 11 April 1925 at the age of 51 in Van Buren, Crawford County, Arkansas.

In 1900, "Ettie" stated that she'd had 3 children, all living. That would be 2 by Jesse Ewing and the daughter Mabel whose surname is Burchfield, listed as stepdaughter. But that doesn't explain Ada Mae Burchfield Riddle whose Social Security Application gives Ettie Wood & Tommy Burchfield as her parents and her date of birth as 12 Jul 1889. She should have been in this family, age 11. Was she omitted because she's living somewhere else? Or was the information simply wrong and this is Ada? Was her middle name Mabel, rather than just Mae?

1900 Census. Crawford Co AR, Union Twp, Hh 104
Jesse P. Ewin, b. Jul 1868, age 31, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Ettie, wife, b. Mar 1874, age 26, married four years, 3 children, 3 living, b. AR, father b. KY, mother b. W.Va.
Lillian, dau, b. Feb 1897, age 3. Amber, dau, b. Oct 1898, age 1
Mabel Burchfield, step-daughter, b. Mar 1892, age 8, b. AR as were both parents
Lettitia Briggs, cousin, b. Dec 1880, age 19, b. AR, father b. TN, mother b. MO
[lived next door to Harve & Martha Comstock]

1910. Crawford Co AR, Union Twp. Hh 134
Jesse P. Ewing, age 44, married 3 times, married for 14 years to Ettie, b. MO
Ettie, wife, age 34, married 2 times, has had 9 children, 8 living. She was b. AR
Lillian age 13, Amber 11, Marvin 6, Marie 3, Loise 7/12.

1920 Census. Newton Co MO, Granby Ward 1, Sheet 7a, Hh 156
Jesse P. Ewing, age 53, b. MO, father b. MO, mother b. AR
Antoine E., wife, age 44, b. AR, father b. MO, mother b. VA
Marvin, son, age 16. Marie, daughter, age 13, Lois, daughter age 11, Ralph son, age 3, only child born in Missouri.

Obituaries, Death Notices & News Items Extracted from the Van Buren Press Argus 1925
Vol 10, Fran Alverson Warren, p.9-10
1 May 1925
Mrs. Port Ewing who was formerly a citizen of this place but had moved to Joplin, Missouri, died Tuesday, April 11th, at the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Wood of Van Buren. The body was brought to Uniontown Wednesday evening where funeral services were conducted by Rev. G. G. Alexander after which interment was made in the Uniontown Cemetery. She leaves a husband, eight children, a mother and father, two brothers and five sisters to mourn her departure.
History in Headstones does not have a listing for Antoinette in the Uniontown Cemetery.

In 1930, I found Marvin and his family living in Joplin, Jasper Co MO. I did find a death certificate for Jesse - he died 1931 in Joplin. FindAGrave shows he is buried Forest Park Cemetery, Joplin, Jasper co MO. Jesse Porter, born 10 Jun 1866, Greene Co MO - died 1 Oct 1931 in Joplin.

Antoinette "Ettie" WOOD and James T. "Tommy" BURCHFIELD were married on 5 July 1888 in Crawford County, Arkansas.77,128 James T. "Tommy" BURCHFIELD77 died about 1895.

Antoinette "Ettie" WOOD and James T. "Tommy" BURCHFIELD had the following children:






Mabel BURCHFIELD was born in March 1892 in Arkansas.128

In 1910, this child is living in the household of her grandparents, Joe & Letitia Wood.

Antoinette "Ettie" WOOD and Jesse Porter EWING were married in 1896.128 Jesse Porter EWING71, son of Joseph EWING and Mary Elizabeth BRASWELL, was born on 10 June 1866 in Missouri.128 He died on 1 October 1931 at the age of 65 in Joplin, Jasper County, Missouri.

Jesse is said to have had an earlier marriage to Dosh Bayse - they had a daughter Bertha, born about 1887. I have no confirmation for this marriage or child.

I found Jesse Porter Ewing's death certificate. The informant was "Ember" Snead of Joplin. Jesse was a widower - his wife Etta Ewing, having already died. He was born 10 Jun 1866, died 1 Oct 1931 from acute alcholism. He died in Jopkin, Jasper Co MO, and was buried Forest Park Cemetery. His father was Joseph Ewing of Kentucky, Amber did not know his mother's name.

He is buried Forest Park and his stone pictured on FindAGrave. There is a masonic emblem on his stone.

Antoinette "Ettie" WOOD and Jesse Porter EWING had the following children:



Lillian EWING was born in February 1897 in Missouri.128



Amber Ellen EWING71 was born on 29 October 1898 in Uniontown, Crawford County, Arkansas.128,129 She died on 6 October 2000 at the age of 101 in Kansas City, Missouri.129

Amber married William Snead. They moved to Kansas City in 1930. He was employed by the city. She was a daytime companion and housekeeper to the artist, Laura Ward Fuller. Her obituary stated she had eight brothers and sisters, all had preceded her in death. Only two nieces were listed as survivors: Treva Ragland Potter of Topeka and Peggy Ragland Blackwell of Holiday Island AR. Numerous great nieces and nephews as would be expected. Amber never had children of her own.

Amber had lived at White Oak Terrace for two years before her death. She was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, MO on Monday 9 Oct 2000.



Marvin EWING was born in 1904 in Arkansas.



Marie EWING was born in 1907 in Arkansas.



Lois EWING was born in 1909 in Arkansas.



Ralph EWING was born in 1917 in Missouri.