Saturday, March 23, 2013

Happy Birthday George T. Roark

Digital image of  (standing) Unknown boy, Elnora Hussong Roark, George Roark,
(sitting) Allie Hogan Roark holding an Unknown child.  c. 1905, probably
Lawrence County, Missouri, original photograph held by D. Bell, c.2010

George Thomas Roark was born March 23, 1881 in Barry County, Missouri to David Martin Roark and Almeda "Allie" Hogan.

In 1900 he was resident in Barry County, living with and working for a local family.  In 1904 he married Elnora Hussong, and soon had two children, Mabel Allie (Mabel changed this to Alice later) and Roy.

In 1910 their family was living together, with his brother Tunny and new bride Minnie in Webb City, Missouri, both he and Tunny working in the mines there in Jasper County, Missouri.  George stated his occupation as "Powder-man" while Tunny was a "Machine-man."

Digital image of Mabel Roark, George Roark,  and Roy Roark,
c. 1910, probably Jasper County, Missouri, original print held by D. Deller, c.2013

Digital image of a group of Miners, with George Roark identified. c. 1910, probably Jasper
County, Missouri, original photograph held by D. Bell, c.2010

 George died February 27, 1914; the cause of death was Pulmonary Tuberculosis, with a secondary cause listed as "working in mines."

The mines were not good to the Roark brothers.  Three of the four brothers worked in the local mines, and all three died in their 30's, of tuberculosis.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

10 February - Happy Birthday Granny Mable!

Photograph of Mable Roark Valdez & Rudy Valdez,
unknown date & location. In possession of D.C. Deller, New Bern, NC.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Family Treasure - Continued

Here are the family pages from the G.W. Hussong Family Bible (1), with transcriptions next to them.

 Marriage Certificate

This is to Certify That
Mr. George W Hussong
M Elisebeth Ann Gilbert
Were Solemnly United By Me In
Holy Matrimony
At A.B. Hussong On the 27 of September,
In the Year of Our LORD
One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy three
Conformably to the Ordinance of GOD and the Laws of
The Land.
In Presence of
A.B. Hussong         C.F. Gilbert
LaVina McCan       Margaret Gilbert

Family Record


George W. Hussong and Elisebeth Ann
Gilbert was married September
the 27, 1873


Family Record 


G.W. Hussong was Borned November the 13, 1854
E.A. Hussong was Borned febuary [sic] the 4, 1857
A.M. Hussong was Borned febuary the 7, 1876
M.L. Hussong was borned Jenuary [sic]the 28, 1878
L.L. Hussong was borned march the 10, 1880
Lilly Jane Hussong was born November the 4, 1881
John Franklin Hussong was Borned January the 14, 1884
Elnorah Hussong was Borned may the 1, 1888
James Allen Hussong was born September 6th, 1890
Mayble Agnes Hussong bornd sept 21, 1892.
Charles Elmer Hussong Was borned June the 20 1895
Wilmer Leander Hussong Was borned march the 10 1901
John Franklin Hussong Died January the 27, 1903

Family Record.


Charley Baby
Mary Larien Hussong was Born Dec. 5, 1915
L Nora Jeneva Hussong Born October 18, 1918
Elmer Lee Hussong born April 30, 1921
William Roy Hussong Borned Sep. 19, 1923
John Arthur Hussong Borned Jan 13, 1927

Family Record.


Luisey LuViney Hussong Died July the 19th 1881
Mary L. Hussong Died September 13th, 1888.
James Allen Hussong Died September 1st 1891
Mable Agness Hussong Died August the 12, 1893
John Franklin Hussong Died January the 27, 1903
Wilber Leander Hussong Died Jan. 1th 1914
Anna Leslie Died 18 Jan 18th, 1914
Charley Elmer Hussong died November 14 in 1928
George W. Hussong died April 3 in 1929

(1) Family data, G.W. Hussong Family Bible, The Holy Bible (John E. Potter & Company, Philadelphia, PA); original owned in 2013 by David C Deller (address private). The G.W. Hussong Family Bible passed from George W. Hussong to his daughter, Elnora Hussong Asbell to her son William Asbell Jr, to his son Bill Asbell, to Elnora's great-grandson David C. Deller.

Happy Birthday Grandpa Jones!

Dudley Emerson Jones, c. 1849 (1)
Dudley Emerson Jones, c. 1895 (2)

(1) Susan Taylor-Colby, "Dudley Emerson Jones - View Media" at, at [|pgNum] (accessed 30 January 2013). Photo of Dudley Emerson Jones with friend.

(2)  Susan Taylor-Colby, "Dudley Emerson Jones" at, at [] (accessed 30 January 2013). Photo of Dudley Emerson Jones.