Note N19220 Index
Richard served in the U.S. Army, enlisting 6 February 1945.
Note N19228 Index
Charles was a musician.
Note N19234 Index
Walter and Edith were the star performers in the Edith Ambler Stock Company, a 20-member comedy and vaudeville troupe that toured several Midwest states during the 1920's and 1930's. Walter was best known as "The Red Head," and Edith was "The Smile Girl." Their orchestra was "The Ambler Rambler Radio Orchestra."
The group would spend about two months at a time in a city, presenting a different play each week. Newspaper articles about them tell that they were very well received and appreciated for their talent. They billed themselves as "High Class Plays With Vaudeville Between the Acts."
Some of the plays (all comedies) that they performed were "That's My Baby ," "Honest Sinners," "The Marriage of Elizabeth" ("the greatest laughing show in years"), "City Wives and Country Relations," "Tess of the Storm Country," and "Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm."
They performed in such cities as Moline, Illinois; Davenport, Iowa; Appleton, Wisconsin; the Ohio cities of Dayton, Canton, Elyria, Lima and Zanesville; and Montgomery, Alabama.
They were recognized as "the best company of its kind in America." In 1931, Francis X. Bushman, one of America's best-known movie stars, was a guest star with them in the play "Thin Ice," presented in Richmond, Indiana.
Note N19236 Index
Daniel was an electrician for one of the motion picture studios in Los Angeles.
Note N19238 Index
In the 1900, 1910 and 1920 Censuses, Lafe is recorded as being a farmer in Otoe Twp, Lincoln County, Oklahoma (1900), Pleasant Valley Twp., Cowley County, Kansas (1910), and Madison Twp., Jasper County, Missouri (1920). He lists himself as a Railroad Fireman in the 1930 Census of Kansas City, Missouri (T626, Roll 1194, E.D. 48-41, Page 132B).
Note N19251 Index
Paul and Della divorced before 1930. That year, he was living in Chicago with sister Gladys and her second husband, Manuel Diaz. Paul was the manager of a retaurant. Manuel was one of the reataurant's stewards, and Gladys' son, Richard Laingor, was one of the cooks (T626, Roll 457, E.D. 16-940, Page 19A).
Note N19253 Index
Ellis was a farmer (1900), and house carpenter (1910) in Tonkawa Township, Kay County, Oklahoma. He also worked as a carpenter in Carthage, Missouri (1920). He and Louise divorced before 1930. That year, he was living in West Plains, Missouri, operating a candy stand (1930 Census T626, Roll 1191, E.D. 46-9, Page 83B).
Randy McPherson (KNICK.GED) tells that, after Ellis divorced Louise, he wandered about Missouri and Arkansas sharpening saws and doing odd jobs. When he died, he was buried in a pauper's grave that none of his descendants have seen. Randy looked for Ellis' grave in Russellville in 1996, but could not find it.
Note N19256 Index
John was a foreman for the Pacific Glass Casket Company in Kay County (1920) and Muskogee (1930), Oklahoma.
Note N19259 Index
Prior to her marriage to Bruce, Verna was a music teacher in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1920, she was living with sister Ocie and Leonard (1920 Census T625, Roll 79, E.D. 123, Page 74A).
Note N19260 Index
In his early years, Bruce was a farmer, which was his occupation when he registered for the World War I Draft in Oklahoma in 1917. Later, he went to collehe and became a college teacher. In 1930, he was teaching at a college in Granville, Licking County, Ohio (1930 Census T626, Roll 1828, E.D. 45-8, Page 58B).
An article about Bruce appears in both the 12th and 14th Editions of AMERICAN MEN AND WOMEN OF SCIENCE (New York: R.R. Bowker, 1977 & 1979).