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Ware/Wear - Mississippi, Texas, Arizona, Texas
Posted by: Patty Axford (ID *****6736) Date: August 22, 2002 at 18:08:26
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I am looking for any information on Willie Ware and this family history. Ware is how the surname is shown her son's death certificate and social security application. I have also seen her name as Wear. I believe I located Willie on a 1920 census in Texas. She married Clarence Lamb. The two children they had that I know for certain were Utah and Clarence Shirley (who always went by Jack). Unfortunately, neither of them are on the census, as they were born after 1920.

According to the census, Willie's mother and father were both born in Mississippi, although she was born in Texas in about 1888. On her social security application, she shows her middle name as Ware, and her birth year would have been 1886. On one of her son's social security applications, her middle name is shown as M. I am unable to read all of the children's names that are listed on the census except for Alma, Jim or Tim, and perhaps Faris or Farin. It's a bit hard to tell...

At some point, Willie and Clarence moved to Arizona. Clarence "Jack", their son was married to a Lorene Lamb in Casa Grande, Arizona in 1946. Lorene and Clarence "Jack" have both passed away. Lorene died in 1956 in California, and "Jack" died in 1976 in Dallas, Texas. There may still be family who live in Arizona. I believe that Willie died in Arizona sometime in the 1970's - possibly in Eloy, Arizona.

Please e-mail me if you know anything of this Ware family. I would like to confirm that this Willie Ware is who I think she is, and also trace this family back to where they originally came to America from.

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