Posted By:Linda Leake Amerson
Subject:Rassler/Rosler/Rossler/Roslee W. Smith JP2 Ector County, Texas 1910-1930
Post Date:August 20, 2006 at 21:39:36
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Looking for any information of Roslee/Rosler W. and extended families.
His name is spelled differently on each census record so not sure what the correct spelling is.

According to census in 1910 'Rosler' is age 41, born in Louisiana as was both his parents.
His wife Pearl C. nee Smith was born in Tennessee 12 March 1880 to Peyton C. Smith.
Rosler had two children Cal age 13 and Robert W. Smith age 15 from a previous marriage to ?.
Rosler and Pearl had two children together. Hulan/Huling was born about 1908 and Emmitt C. born 25 Jan 1911, possibly in Ector County, Texas. (?)

Pearl C. Smith Megginson is on the 1930 Amarillo census living w/her younger son, Emmett C. Smith,19 yo. Thought she was widowed, but it actually says she's divorced! She is running a rooming or boarding home and Emmit is a machinist at a battery shop.
She apparently also divorced her 1st husband, Rasler W./ Rosler Smith as well- found him still in
JP2, Ector Co (I think) w/3rd wife Mirtle and
his/Pearl's older son, Huling, age 22 (they only had 2
kids). She was b.1880 TN, d.1974, Amarillo, Potter Co.

Any information prior to 1910 for Rosler and his parents? I'm curious to know if these two Smith families are connected other than by marriage.

So far I haven't found anyone except Pearl C. in the birth, death nor cemetery records.
We are attempting to fill in the blanks for the descendants of Peyton C. Smith and his father Rev. Peyton Randolph Smith born in 1789 in Rockingham, North Carolina, and later of Tipton, Rutherford, and Davidson Counties, Tennessee and then to Drew County, Arkansas.

Any help with any of the above appreciated.

Linda Leake Amerson

Cross reference: also post on Smith Family Genealogy Genforum