Posted By:Bill Strickland
Subject:Re: Elmer VanSickle m Lena Burr - Apr 1900, Caldwell, MO
Post Date:February 10, 2010 at 00:41:15
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No, Lena was not a widow at age 16, which is what I first thought before I found her wedding date. I feel the newly wed daughter was just home visiting the day the census taker was at the house ...

Her mother was young when she married and Sam gave permission for his daughter to marry, and Lena's first child reportedly wasn't born until 17 months later.

Elmer and Lena were divorced about 1920 and both remarried. Elmer probably died Jan 1948 in Jasper County, MO, and Lena died July 1971 in Calwell County, MO. There are some reports that Elmer died in 1984, but I would think that there would be more noteriety to being 107.