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Family of Donovan Griffen Leslie and Merle Oyler, late 19th and 20th cent.
Posted by: William Muller (ID *****3372) Date: April 18, 2009 at 19:32:05
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Seeking information on the children of Donovan Griffin LESLIE (1904-1976) and Merle A. OYLER (1905-1995). Donovan Griffin Leslie is a 3 X great grandson of Alexander NEGLEY (1734-1809) of Pittsburgh and would have been my 4th cousin. I am seeking information on the following individuals as part of a large project to identify the descendants of Alexander Negley.


Both Donovan and Merle were born in Colorado (with Donovan's birth place being Mesa Co., CO). I don't know when they were married (prob. In the early 1920s since their first child, Donovan Earl Leslie, was born on April 11, 1924 in CO. A register report with sources follows at the end of this query.

The five children of Donovan and Merle are whom I need information on:

The first child is Donovan Earl, born in CO in 1924 and died in Covington, Los Angeles Co., Calif. In 1986. He married someone by the name of Pat PARKER, and they had at least one child, Shari Ann Leslie (b. Oct 8 1947 according to the LESLIEŚNEGLEY Family history. When and where was Pat Parker born and who were her parents?

Concerning Shari Ann, I was able to find two children in the California Birth Index born to Leslie and Parker couples, but their birth dates are much more recent (Kathy Ann Leslie, b. April 4, 1967 in Los Angeles; and Lynette Shaney Leslie, b. Oct 10 1978 in Alemada Co., Calif.) They could belong to this couple, but . . . ... Where was Shari Ann born? Did she marry and have a family?


The second child is Eleanor Irene Leslie. She is listed in the 1930 census with a probable birth year of 1928 in Colorado. She married someone by the name of Stanley M. BRADBURY (1922-1993) and the had a female child in July, 1948 according to the LESLIE-NEGLEY family history, but we have no name or place. Where was the child of Eleanor and Stanley born? (Finding no Bradbury/Leslie couples in the California Birth index, I assume she was NOT born in Calif.) What is her name? Did she marry and have a family? Did Eleanor and Stanley have any additional children?


The third child, Donna Merle, is listed in the LESLIE-NEGLEY family history as being born on April 6, 1929, BUT she is not listed in the 1930 census and I think her birth year is later. She was reported to have married someone by the name of J. P. TIREY. Based on the 1930 census results for Grand Junction, CO, it seems more likely that the name is actual Paul J. Tirey, Jr., the son of Pleasant J./Paul J. Tirey and Adabelle ??. Donna and J.P./P.J. had a child, Cathy Leann Tirey in December, 1946 (place unknown).

What is Donna Merle's actual birth date and place?

What did/does J.P./P.J. do for a living? Where was Cathy Leann Tirey born? Did she ever marry and have a family? Did Dona and P.J. have any other children?


And then it get worse. The fourth child is Frances Jean Leslie, b. May 20 1934, place unknown, Where was she born? Did she ever marry and have a family? What did/does she do for a living?


The fifth child is Sall Leann Leslie, b. Mar 26, 1940, place unknown. Again, where was she born? Did she ever marry and have a family? What did/does she do for a living?

Willing to share information.

Bill Muller
muller1938@yahoo.com
3 X great grandson of Alexander Negley



Descendants of Donovan Griffin Leslie


Generation No. 1

       1. Donovan Griffin7 Leslie (Frank Griffin6, Joseph Newton5, George4, William3, William2, George1)1,2,3,4 was born May 05, 1904 in Glade Park, Mesa, CO5, and died Jul 1976 in Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO6. He married Merle A. Oyler7,8,9, daughter of Floyd Oyler and Lizzie ??. She was born May 08, 1905 in CO10, and died May 08, 1995 in Palisade, Mesa Co., CO10.

More About Donovan Griffin Leslie:
Occupation: 1930, Dairy stock raiser
Social Security Number: 522-38-9416

More About Merle A. Oyler:
Social Security Number: 511-34-2688

Marriage Notes for Donovan Leslie and Merle Oyler:
Only Donovan Earl and Eleanor Irene are listed with their parents in the 1930 census for Fruita, Mesa Co., CO which suggests that the birth year for Donna Merle should probably be after 1930 (or at least after the 1930 census).
       
Children of Donovan Leslie and Merle Oyler are:
+       2       i.       Donovan Earl8 Leslie, born Aug 11, 1924 in CO; died May 29, 1986 in Covina, Los Angeles Co., Calif..
+       3       ii.       Eleanor Irene Leslie, born Abt. 1928 in CO.
+       4       iii.       Donna Merle Leslie, born Apr 06, 1929.
       5       iv.       Frances Jean Leslie11, born May 20, 193411.
       6       v.       Sallie Leann Leslie11, born Mar 26, 194011.


Generation No. 2

       2. Donovan Earl8 Leslie (Donovan Griffin7, Frank Griffin6, Joseph Newton5, George4, William3, William2, George1)11,12 was born Aug 11, 1924 in CO13,14, and died May 29, 1986 in Covina, Los Angeles Co., Calif.14. He married Pat Parker15.

More About Donovan Earl Leslie:
Social Security Number: 569-26-2648

Notes for Pat Parker:
Who is Pat Parker? When and where was she born? When and where did she die?
       
Child of Donovan Leslie and Pat Parker is:
       7       i.       Shari Ann9 Leslie15, born Oct 08, 194715.

Notes for Shari Ann Leslie:
Where was Shari born? Did she ever marry and have children?
       ================================


       3. Eleanor Irene8 Leslie (Donovan Griffin7, Frank Griffin6, Joseph Newton5, George4, William3, William2, George1)15 was born Abt. 1928 in CO16. She married Stanley M. Bradbury17,18, son of James Bradbury and Johanne Hansen. He was born May 13, 1922 in CO19,20, and died Sep 12, 1993 in Simi Valley, Ventura Co., Calif.21,22.

Notes for Stanley M. Bradbury:
When and were was Stanley born? What were the names of his parents?
       ==============================

More About Stanley M. Bradbury:
Social Security Number: 522-12-9642
       
Child of Eleanor Leslie and Stanley Bradbury is:
       8       i.       ??9 Bradbury23, born Jul 22, 1948.

Notes for ?? Bradbury:
NOT listed in the California birth index, suggesting that she was born before the family moved to Calif.
       ========================


       4. Donna Merle8 Leslie (Donovan Griffin7, Frank Griffin6, Joseph Newton5, George4, William3, William2, George1)23 was born Apr 06, 192923. She married Paul J. Tirey, Jr.24, son of Paul/Pleasant Tirey and Adabelle ??. He was born Abt. 1921 in CO24.

Notes for Donna Merle Leslie:
Where and when was Donna born?

Only Donovan Earl and Eleanor Irene are listed with their parents in the 1930 census for Fruita, Mesa Co., CO which suggests that the birth year for Donna Merle should probably be after 1930 (or at least after the 1930 census).
       
Child of Donna Leslie and Paul Tirey is:
       9       i.       Cathy Leann9 Tirey25, born Dec 24, 194625.

Notes for Cathy Leann Tirey:
Did she ever marry and have children?



Endnotes

1. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
2. U.S. Census, 1910 for 17th Precinct, Orchard Mesa, Mesa Co., CO (ED 97, p. 226A), "Electronic."
3. U.S. Census, 1920 for Glade Park, Mesa Co., CO (ED 104, p. 2B), "Electronic."
4. U.S. Census, 1930 for Fruita, Mesa Co., CO (ED 3, p. 1A), "Electronic."
5. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
6. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, "Electronic."
7. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
8. U.S. Census, 1930 for Fruita, Mesa Co., CO (ED 3, p. 1A), "Electronic."
9. U.S. Census, 1920 for Clifton, Mesa Co., CO (ED 103, p. 3A), "Electronic."
10. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, "Electronic."
11. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
12. U.S. Census, 1930 for Fruita, Mesa Co., CO (ED 3, p. 1A), "Electronic."
13. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
14. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, "Electronic."
15. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
16. U.S. Census, 1930 for Fruita, Mesa Co., CO (ED 3, p. 1A), "Electronic."
17. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
18. U.S. Census, 1930 for Silt, Garfield Co., CO (ED 35, p. 2B), "Electronic."
19. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, "Electronic."
20. U.S. Census, 1930 for Silt, Garfield Co., CO (ED 35, p. 2B), "Electronic."
21. SOCIAL SECURITY DEATH INDEX, "Electronic."
22. CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX, 1940-1997, "Electronic."
23. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.
24. U.S. Census, 1930 for Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO (ED 16, p. 13B), "Electronic."
25. OUR FAMILY TREE: Leslie . . . Negley families.




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