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Frank and Mary Homewood of Missouri and Arkansas
Posted by: Cynthia Cooper (ID *****9289) Date: March 30, 2004 at 06:17:29
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I am looking for information on the family of Frank Homewood. Frank was born in England in 1840. He shows up at age 30 on the 1870 US Census for Wright, Missouri with a wife - Mary age 31- she was born in N.Y. Their children are as listed....James age 8 born in Iowa(James is my GGgrandfather)Mary age 6 born in N.Y., Otta (male infant age 3 months) Otta was born in Missouri.

I've found them again in the US Census of 1880 in South and Wittsburg, Cross County, Arkansas.

Homewood Frank, age 41, Gardener, b. England both of his parents are listed as b. in England also.

--Mary age 42, keeping house, b. in N.Y. father's birthplace not legible, her mother b. in Massachusetts.

Children are as listed...
---James age 19, farm labor, b. in Iowa
---Otta age 10, b. in Missouri
---Charlotte age 7, b. in Missouri

There is a boarder listed living in their household....
King, G. H. white male age 47, boarder, machinist N.Y.

James married Mary Anne Sorrells(b. March 14, 1874, d. Aug. 30, 1929) Their son, Ira Latheette Homewood born March 13, 1890 in Tyronza, Arkansas is my great grandfather. Ira married Eva Syrena Croney May 15, 1915 in Hayes, Lee County, Arkansas. Eva is the daughter of John Croney and Sallie Swanson. Ira passed away on Dec. 18, 1976 in the hospital in Memphis, Tennessee -- he was living in Forrest City, Arkansas. Eva's birth Sept. 20, 1896 and d. Dec. 8, 1975 in Forrest City, Arkansas.

Ira and Eva had the following children...

Mildred b. Feb. 23, 1916, d. April 3, 1988
Worda b. Feb. 10, 1919
Doris (she died at the age of 4)
Irene ( she died of a brain tumor at an early age)

Edward Ruben b. Sept. 16, 1925 Haynes, Arkansas d. Aug. 10, 1994 Forrest City, Arkansas (This is my grandfather)

and James Cecil b. June 12, 1929

Edward Ruben Homewood married Virginia Mae Jackson b. Oct. 2, 1926. They married on June 1, 1943. Virginia is the daughter of Clifton Jackson and Annie Lee White.

Ruben and Virginia had the following children...
Margaret Ann b. Oct. 22, 1943 Forrest City, Arkansas
Edward Ruben Jr. b. Dec. 6, 1944
Clifton Ira b. Dec. 7, 1946

Their daughter Margaret Ann is my mother. Margaret married John E. Threat Jr. of Forrest City, Arkansas on Oct. 10, 1963.

I would love information on James and Mary Anne, or on Frank and Mary Homewood. Thanks for your help.

Cindy Threat Cooper

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