Posted By:Howard Boswell
Subject:Re: PLEASE HELP looking for a family member
Post Date:August 23, 2011 at 10:16:24
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Forum:Douglas County, NE Genealogy Forum
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I did some searches this morning, which will help. I first went to the 1925 Iowa State census and looked up the Benscoter family. I found on image 104 the family and Ethel M was there with the family as single. I then checked the Family trees for Fay Benscoter family, and one of the Public Trees by one Thomas Hagar of Lees Summimit Mo. showed Ethel Maud with two husbands. an Edward Speisser, with no dates, and James Staley with a birthdate of 20 Jan 1900 no other dates. I then checked another and there found the information you were looking for, under James Staley as spouse listed two children, one living, and the other Wendell Staley with birth and death dates

1930 CA Los Angels Dist 679 image 22/23
5063 San Rafael St.
133/134 Edward E. Speisser 30 CA FR FR Labor Delivery Service
Ethel M. wife 29 IA IA IL
Vernon Staley stepson 9 MO IA IA
Wendell "" "" 7 """

(Wendell Fay Staley b 13 May 1922 Tracy Iowa, died Mar 22 1982 Oskalooa Iowa)

I then went back to recheck the 1925 Iowa Census for Staley, and on image 107 the folowing
Fay Benscoter Family grandsons
Vernon Staley 4
Wendell "" 2

Ethel Maud Benscoter b 29 may 1900 Olivet Iowa, died 10 June 1981 Seminole Oklahoma (this according to the Public Tree site) earlier I has tried to see if James H. Staley was listed on Find-a-Grave. I could not recall the birthdate at the time , but found one that I thought was close, then I reread what I had sent to you before, and found that birthdate from his 1917/18 draft card

James H Staley Jan 26 1899 died Jan 29 1962 Seminole Co. Oklahoma

He is evidenly listed on the 1930 Iowa census
Newton Marion Co.
James Staley 31 marr#1atage 27
Margaret 22 marr31atage 18
( It could be that this Margaret, and the Margjorie listed on the Marion County records are the same person, a lot of the Iowa Records I find have errors. because of the condition they are in.the ones who read them often see things differently )

Hope this will help Howard Boswell