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Re: Henry Riner Eslinger OH-TN
Posted by: Brenda B. Watson Date: February 11, 2002 at 05:07:52
In Reply to: Re: Henry Riner Eslinger OH-TN by charles hart of 1623

My Notes from Letters inherited in 2000;

Henry & Maggie Cecil Fletcher (3rd wife) had one child, Henry Riner Eslinger, Jr. b. March 17, 1905 in Memphis, Shelby Co., TN. m. Olivia Mae Johnson. No Issue. d. January 1930 in Memphis in a railroad accident.

Source of following documents; Maggie's daughter, Jackie d. 2000 in Memphis.

From letters, Henry apparently was married to Elizabeth ? before marrying Maggie. Maggie had her brother-in-law, Shelton Hinson, secure the divorce papers with Elizabeth before Maggie could get her Civil War Pension in 1914. Office of the Clerk of Courts, Dayton, OH. Case # 22398, Final Decree.

Letter from his grandaughter (from previous marriage) to Maggie dated 12/27/1914.
Daphie Hamilton, W. Alexandria, Ohio - Sorry to have been remis in writing her back about the death of her grandfather, Henry Riner Eslinger. They all had had smallpox and sister, Pauline, had to delay her wedding. Siblings mentioned - Ruth, Harold, Kenneth, Orpha

Letter from D.A. Hamilton per Daphie Hamilton (W. Alexandria, OH) to Mr. Walter Crenshaw. Regards, sending papers for proof for pension and requesting information on HR Eslinger's death (3/9/1914)

Unmailed letter from Mary Elisabeth Fletcher & Daisy Hinson states that they witnessed the marriage (7/1/1902) of Henry Eslinger to Maggie Fletcher and were together when Henry died (9/10/1913). They state that Maggie is his 3rd wife, the first died after 18 months and the second ended in divorce.

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