John Arch Earwood Family

©2018 Lori Cook-Folger, CG

John Arch Earwood was born 8 April 1875, Georgia and died 10 April 1935, Lynn County, Texas.[1] He married Sara Artimincy Sorrell, 21 October 1894, Bartow County, Georgia.[2] She was born 13 April 1877, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, and died 17 August 1944, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.[3]

Archie, as he was known, was the son of Starling Northcut Earwood and Mary Angie Welch. His death certificate names his father but only his mother’s maiden name.[4] Archie’s birth is listed in the 1900 census as April 1875[5] and this matches his age of 5 in the 1880 census where he is listed as a son of S.N. and Angie.[6] It also matches the date given on his death certificate.[7] The only different year is found when he completed his World War I Draft Registration Card where he said he was born in 1874.[8]

Archie married Sarah Artimincy Sorrell, 21 October 1894, in Bartow County, Georgia.[9] She was born 13 April 1877, Cartersville, Bartow County, Georgia, the daughter of Thomas Richard Sorrell and Louisa Thompson.[10] She went by Mincy most of her life. Some records show a middle initial of A. and some M. She likely was named Artimincy after Artimincia Ross who raised her orphaned father.[11]

The young couples first two children, Lillie Clementine and Starling Culman, were born in Georgia. The family moved to Marshall County, Alabama between 1 September 1897 when Culman was born[12] and 14 September 1899 where he is mentioned in the local paper.[13] Archie’s parents also moved to Marshall county where S.N. is first seen in a news bit on 13 July 1899.[14] It is likely they moved together for better farm land. In October of 1900, the newspaper reported that the community was growing:

“Our community is building up considerably. Starling Yearwood has nearly finished his new dwelling, Archie Yearwood will soon finish his new dwelling, Dick Buchannan has started to build him a nice house, John Hatley has added one room to his house.”[15]

 

Thirteen significant tornadoes hit Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Tennessee on 24 April 1908. At about 4:10 p.m. that day, the city of Albertville was virtually wiped out by a tornado that became commonly called “The Great Cyclone,” or “The Cyclone of 1908.”   Torrential downpours and darkness followed. Not a building downtown, except the depot, remained unscathed. At the nearby oil company, a new 18,000 gallon tank had been dislodged and hurled a quarter of a mile. Fifteen were killed and 150 were injured in Albertville and 287 killed and over 1000 injured over the combined area.[16] During this time, the Archie Earwood family lived about 5 miles southwest of Albertville in the High Point community. Later that year, in September, Archie and Mincy purchased sixty-five acres about two miles north.[17] They sold it in August 1910.[18] This area is still known as “Lattiwood,” being named after the two families that settled there, Archie Earwood and Robert Latimer.[19] Interestingly, Archie never owned his own farm again, but rented farms the rest of his life.

Archie’s family grew to six children by 1910.[20] His parents, and brothers, Jesse and S. Oliver, had already made the move west to Choctaw County, Oklahoma, and Archie’s family followed, likely after selling his property in 1910. Railroad ads touted “Manless Land for Landless Man” describing fertile land at cheap prices[21] and former residents wrote back home about their experiences.[22]

The Oklahoma school census was taken in January or February of each year. The records for Choctaw County begin in 1912, with Mincy signing for her children, Clemmie, Culman, Johnny, Esker, Gilbert, and Minnie on 15 January 1912.[23] Nine days later she gave birth to the twins, Jessie and Bessie.[24] The children appear in the school census through February 1917.[25] The family had relocated near Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas by 12 September 1918, when Archie completed his World War I Draft Registration card.[26] The family never appeared on a census in Choctaw County, they left Alabama after the 1910 census and moved to Texas before the 1920 census.

Archie was a farmer, growing cotton, and working for Henry H. Smith in Hunt County.[27] Archie and Mincy’s oldest child, Clemmie, had married Henry Smith on 26 October 1913, at her parents home in Shoat Springs, Choctaw County.[28] Henry was twenty-one years her senior and widowed.[29] Archie and Mincy’s last two of their thirteen children were born in east Texas. They then moved to west Texas, first to Slaton, Lubbock County and then between Wilson and Tahoka in Lynn County.[30]

West Texas was hit hard during the Dust Bowl. Archie died just four days before “Black Sunday.” Dust storms had been blowing up for weeks culminating in that dark Sunday. The next day a reporter coined the phrase “Dust Bowl” for the first time. The drought in southeastern Colorado, southwest Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas was where most of the storms started.[31] Many newspaper articles tell of the horrific times the residents lived through.[32] Doctors disagreed on whether the dust storms were the cause or just contributed to the many cases of pneumonia.[33] Archie was a farmer and could have been outdoors when the storms rolled in unexpectedly. He was treated for pheumonia by Dr. E.E. Callaway from 4–9 of April[34] and died on the 10th.[35] Dr. Callaway must have been unavailable when he died, his death certificate was signed by Dr. Ann West and she stated that she had only attended to him that day. She was the first Texas Technological College student to become a practicing physician. She was enrolled when the college opened in 1925, and graduated from Baylor University Medical College in 1930.[36] Her medical bag and instruments are on display at the Pioneer Museum in Tahoka.

Mincy lived with her children until her death on 16 August 1944, at her son, Johnny’s home in Horton, Texas. A funeral was held on Sunday, 20 August in Commerce[37] and then her body was transported to Tahoka, where a second funeral was held Monday, 21 August.[38] She was laid to rest next to Archie, at Tahoka Cemetery.[39]

 

Children of John Arch Earwood and Sara Artamincy Sorrell:

i. LILLIE CLEMENTINE “CLEMMIE” EARWOOD was born 16 January 1896, Georgia and died 23 February 1984, Lubbock County, Texas.[40] She married Henry H. Smith 26 October 1913, Shoat Springs, Choctaw County, Oklahoma.[41] He was born 29 May 1872 and died 10 January 1940.[42] She then married her brother-in-law, Richard Moore. He was born 24 March 1902 and died 13 July 1990. They are buried at Tahoka Cemetery, Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas.[43]

ii. STARLING CULLMAN EARWOOD was born 1 September 1897, Rome, Floyd County, Georgia and died 12 May 1968, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.[44] He married Birdie Elizabeth White, 2 July 1921, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma.[45] She was born 12 September 1903, Tennessee and died 14 May 1968, Lubbock.[46] They are buried at Resthaven Memorial Park, Lubbock.[47]

iii. JOHNNY THOMAS EARWOOD was born 4 December 1899, Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama[48] and died 17 December 1965, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma.[49] He married Dollie Sue Clayton 14 December 1924, Delta County, Texas.[50] She was born 18 October 1902 and died 25 January 1999.[51] They are buried in Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.[52]

iv. WILLIAM ESKER EARWOOD was born 25 May 1902, Albertville, Marshall County, Alabama[53] and died 19 November 1994, Hunt County, Texas.[54] He married Dora Viola Kelly, 2 October 1921, Delta County, Texas. She was born 20 December 1905, Hunt County and died 18 August 1985, Commerce, Hunt County.[55] They are buried at Horton Cemetery, Delta County, Texas.[56]

v. GILBERT MONTGOMERY EARWOOD was born 24 December 1904, Alabama and died 11 June 1980, Rialto, San Bernardino County, California.[57] He married Stella Jimison, 3 June 1923, Hunt County, Texas.[58] She was born 25 December 1904 and died 31 October 1985.[59]

vi. MINNIE LOU EARWOOD was born 4 January 1906, Alabama and died 21 January 1942, Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas.[60] She married Richard Moore, 18 July 1922, Hunt County, Texas.[61] He was born 24 March 1902 and died 13 July 1990. They are buried at Tahoka Cemetery, Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas.[62]

vii. PERRY JOSEPH EARWOOD was born 4 April 1909, Alabama and died 29 January 2006, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas.[63] He married Etta Pearl Sexton, 17 February 1930, they divorced 16 November 1972, Tarrant County, Texas.[64] She was born 15 May 1911, Oklahoma, and died 5 October 1980, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.[65] He married second, Hazel McCown, 7 September 1970, Clovis, Curry County, New Mexico.[66] She was born 11 December 1917 and died 14 March 2008.[67]

viii. JESSIE THEO EARWOOD, twin of Bessie Cleo, was born 24 January 1912, Choctaw County, Oklahoma[68] and died 19 October 2004, likely Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas.[69] He married Una Lou Turner, 28 December 1933, Plains, Yoakum County, Texas.[70] She was born 24 January 1918, Emory, Rains County, Texas[71] and died 8 March 2007.[72]

ix. BESSIE CLEO EARWOOD, twin of Jessie Theo, was born 24 January 1912, Choctaw County, Oklahoma,[73] and died 21 July 1995, Bell, Los Angeles County, California.[74] She married first, Carl Mullins, c. 1931. She second married, Earl Henley, 25 April 1958, Los Angeles County, California.[75]

x. HENRY JC EARWOOD was born 6 September 1914, Oklahoma and believed to have died 21 April 1976, Denver, Colorado.[76] He married first, Adeline Giles[77] and second, Kittie E. Shafer, 23 December 1939, Yuma County, Arizona.[78]

xi. WILLA MAE EARWOOD was born 29 December 1916, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma and died 27 May 2010, Lubbock County, Texas.[79] She married Robert Louis Taylor, 3 February 1935, Lynn County, Texas.[80] He was born 1 July 1908 and died 22 November 1974. They are buried at Lakeview Cemetery, Floyd County, Texas.[81]

xii. ROY RUSSELL EARWOOD was born 9 June 1919, Texas[82] and died 10 May 1973, California.[83] He married La Verne Margaret Addy, 19 July 1941, Yuma County, Arizona.[84] She was born 16 March 1924, St. Louis, Missouri and died 5 October 2003,[85] New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas.[86]

xiii. ANDY FLETCHER EARWOOD was born 12 April 1922, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas,[87] and died 13 February 2017, Yorba Linda, Orange County, California.[88] He married Maria Vierti, 30 December 1946, Napoli, Italy.[89] She was born 5 January 1924, San Lorenzo, Napoli, Italy, to Francesco Vierti and Pasqualina Arnese.[90]

[1] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 19914 (1935), John Arch Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[2] Bartow County, Georgia, Marriage Book I:353, John A. Earwood–Sarah A. Sorrells, 21 October 1894; digital images, “Georgia, County Marriages, 1785–1950,” FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 December 2014).

[3] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 38973, (1944), Mrs. Sarah Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[4] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 19914 (1935), John Arch Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[5] 1900 U.S. census, Marshall County, Alabama, populations schedule, Albertville, ED 83, p. 21B, dwelling 384, family 359, Archie Earwood, digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 June 2009); citing NARA microfilm T623, roll 30.

[6] 1880 U.S. census, Cobb County, Georgia, population schedule, Acworth, ED 27, dwelling 286, family 287, Starling Earwood, digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 20 December 2011); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 141.

[7] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 19914 (1935), John Arch Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[8] “United States World War I Draft Registration, 1917-1918,” digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 October 2015), card for John Arch Earwood, Local Draft Board Division 2, Hunt County, Texas; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509.

[9] Bartow County, Georgia, Marriage Book I:353, John A. Earwood–Sarah A. Sorrells, 21 October 1894; digital images, “Georgia, County Marriages, 1785–1950,” FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 31 December 2014).

[10] Georgia, “Georgia, County Marriages, 1785–1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 9 July 2017); Gilmer County, Georgia, Marriages, 4:335, Thos. R. Sorrels to Lueser Thompson, 1867. 1880 U.S. census, Gilmer County, Georgia, population schedule, Town Creek, ED 106, p. 579D, dwelling/family 122, James R. Sorrels, digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2010); citing NARA microfilm T9, roll 148.

[11] 1860 U.S. census, Gilmer County, Georgia, population schedule, Subdivision 33, p. 9, dwelling/family 65, Martin Ross household, digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 February 2010); citing NARA microfilm M653, roll 124.

[12] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 36792 (1968), Starling Cullmon Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[13] Newspapers.com, database with images, (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 July 2017); “Wyeth City Notes,” The Guntersville (Alabama) Democrat, 14 September 1899, n.p. , col. 3.

[14] Newspapers.com, database with images, (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 July 2017); “Local and Personal,” The Guntersville (Alabama) Democrat, 13 July 1899, n.p., col. 1.

[15] Newspapers.com, database with images, (http://www.newspapers.com : accessed 7 July 2017); “High Point,” The Guntersville (Alabama) Democrat, 25 October 1900, n.p., col. 5.

[16] Dennis Burgess, Images of America Albertville (Charleston, SC : Arcadia Publishing, 2004), 67. Wikipedia (http://www.wikipedia.org), “1908 Dixie Tornado Outbreak,” rev. 03:45, 25 January 2018.

[17] Marshall County, Alabama, Deeds, Book 9:186, Henderson Land & Development Co. to John A. Earwood, 30 September 1908; Probate Court Clerk, Guntersville.

[18] Marshall County, Alabama, Deeds, 46:484, J.A. & S.A. Earwood to W.N. Langford, 4 August 1910; Probate Court Clerk’s Office, Guntersville. Marshall County, Alabama, Deeds, 28:493, J.A. & S.A. Earwood to J.M. & Nettic C. Pearson, 4 August 1910; Probate Court Clerk’s Office, Guntersville.

[19] “Lattiwood’s name,” Guntersville (Alabama) Advertiser-Gleam, photocopy of undated clipping, privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, North Carolina.

[20] 1910 U.S. census, Marshall County, Alabama, population schedule, Rock Springs, p. 157, ED 104, sheet 10-A, dwelling 89, family 91, Archie Earwood household; image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : viewed 10 April 2016), citing NARA microfilm T624, roll 25.

[21] Newspapers.com, images (www.newspapers.com : accessed 19 April 2018); “Manless Land for Landless Man,” The Guntersville Democrat (Guntersville, AL), 6 Octpber 1904, n.p., col. 1.

[22] Newspapers.com, images (www.newspapers.com : accessed 19 April 2018); “From Oklahoma,” The Guntersville Democrat (Guntersville, AL), 28 April 1904, n.p., col. 3.

[23] Oklahoma, “Oklahoma, School Records, 1895–1936,” images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 April 2018), Mincy Earwood’s children, Choctaw County, Dist. 15, 1912–1913.

[24] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2017), entry for Jessie T. Earwood, SS no. 568-05-5892 and Bessie Cleo Henley, SS no. 547-34-5094.

[25] Oklahoma, “Oklahoma, School Records, 1895–1936,” images, FamilySearch (www.familysearch.org : accessed 19 April 2018), J.A. Earwood’s children, Choctaw County, Dist. 22, 1917.

[26] “United States World War I Draft Registration, 1917-1918,” digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 October 2015), card for John Arch Earwood, Local Draft Board Division 2, Hunt County, Texas; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509.

[27] “United States World War I Draft Registration, 1917-1918,” digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 29 October 2015), card for John Arch Earwood, Local Draft Board Division 2, Hunt County, Texas; citing NARA microfilm publication M1509.

[28] “Married by Rev. Smith,” Hugo (Oklahoma) Husonian, 23 October 1913, n.p. col. 3; digital image, The Gateway to Oklahoma History (http://gateway.okhistory.org : accessed 8 August 2016). Choctaw County, Oklahoma, Marriages, 4:153. Henry H. Smith to Clemmie Earwood, 26 October 1913, digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 June 2017), imaged from FHL 2,436,462.

[29] Find A Grave, database with images (www.findagrave.com : accessed 22 April 2018), memorial no. 59,524,667, Laura A. Smith (1870–1913), photograph by Cathy and Russell McKay; citing Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.

[30] “U.S. & World Newspapers,” images, Find My Past (www.findmypast.com : accessed 9 July 2017); “Mrs. J.A. Earwood Is Buried Here,” obituary, The Lynn County (TX) News, 25 August 1944, p. 1, col. 2.

[31] Bill Ganzel, “The Dust Bowl, Farming in the 1930s,” Wessels Living History Farm (http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/water_02.html : accessed 16 March 2016).

[32] Newspapers.com, images (www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 March 2016); “Texas Weather Brings Damage,” Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal, 7 April 1935, p. 12, col. 6.

[33] Newspapers.com, images (www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 March 2016); “Many Cases of Pneumonia Are Reported Here,” Lubbock (Texas) Avalanche-Journal, 14 April 1935, p. 1, col. 4 and p. 8, col. 8

[34] Dr. E.E. Callaway, “ Ledger, 1935,” p. 106, J.A. Earwood; Pioneer Museum, Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas.

[35] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 19914 (1935), John Arch Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[36] Newspapers.com, images (www.newspapers.com : accessed 16 March 2016); “Dr. Ann West,” Morning Avalanche (Lubbock,Texas), 29 September 1937, p. 9, col. 4.

[37] “Us & World Newspapers,” database with images, FindMyPast (http://www.findmypast.com : accessed 22 January 2016), “Mrs. Sarah Earwood Passes Away Aug. 16,” obituary, Commerce East Texan, 25 August 1944, n.p., col. 7.

[38] “U.S. & World Newspapers,” images, Find My Past (www.findmypast.com : accessed 9 July 2017); “Mrs. J.A. Earwood Is Buried Here,” obituary, The Lynn County (TX) News, 25 August 1944, p. 1, col. 2.

[39] Tahoka Cemetery (Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas), J.A. Earwood and Sara Mincy Earwood, markers, section 1, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 1 September 2001.

[40] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 February 2017), entry for Clemmie Moore, SSN 451-76-8931.

[41] Choctaw County, Oklahoma, Marriages, 4:153. Henry H. Smith to Clemmie Earwood, 26 October 1913, digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 June 2017), imaged from FHL 2,436,462.

[42] Find A Grave, database with images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 June 2017), memorial no. 59,524,439, H. H. Smith (1872–1940), photographed by Cathy & Russell McKay; citing Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas. “Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982,” database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 15 February 2017), death certificate image, H.H. Smith, 10 January 1940, no. 1370; citing Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics.

[43] Tahoka Cemetery (Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas), Clemmie L. Moore marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 1 September 2001.

[44] Texas Department of Health, death certificate no. 36792 (1968), Starling Cullmon Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[45] Original marriage certificate, S.C. Earwood-Birdie White, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, (1921); privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Hot Springs, North Carolina; returned to Earwood by Clerk’s Office, with notation recorded the 13 day of July 1921. This was in a box that Birdie had left at her death to Marge Earwood Cook. Marge sent it to her daughter, Lori, in 2012.

[46] Texas Department Of Health, death certificate no. 36819 (1968), Birdie Elizabeth Earwood; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Austin.

[47] Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery (Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas), Culman Earwood marker, Garden of Prayer section, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 1 September 2001.

[48] “U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918,” digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 February 2017), card for Jno Thomas Earwood, Draft Board 2, Wolfe City, Hunt County, Texas; citing NARA microfilm M1509. “J. T. Earwood Is Buried Sunday,” The Commerce (Texas) Journal, 23 December 1965, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, NewspaperArchive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 23 February 2010).

[49] “J. T. Earwood Is Buried Sunday,” The Commerce (Texas) Journal, 23 December 1965, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, NewspaperArchive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 23 February 2010).

[50] “J. T. Earwood Is Buried Sunday,” The Commerce (Texas) Journal, 23 December 1965, p. 1, col. 5; digital image, NewspaperArchive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 23 February 2010).

[51] “Dollie Earwood,” clipping from unidentified newspaper; Earwood Folder, Cook-Folger Collection, privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] North Carolina, 2009.

[52] Find A Grave, database with images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 21 June 2017), memorial no. 48,573,302, Johnny Thomas Earwood (1899–1965), photographed by Cathy & Russell McKay; citing Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.

[53] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Applications & Claims Index, 1936–2007,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 June 2017), entry for William E. Earwood, SS no. 464-48-4288.

[54] “Texas Death Index, 1903–2000,” index. Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 21 June 2017), entry for William Earwood, 19 November 1994, Hunt County.

[55] “Dora Viola Earwood,” obituary, undated, unknown newspaper clipping, Cook-Folger Collection; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use] Hot Springs, North Carolina, 2009.

[56] Horton Cemetery (Delta County, Texas), Esker W. & Dora V. Earwood double marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 18 May 2006.

[57] Stella (Jimison) Earwood (Ontario, California), to Mrs. Mark Voges, letter, March 1985; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] 2017. The late Stella Earwood married into the family in 1923 and personally knew the people she listed.

[58] Hunt County, Texas, Marriages, V:464, Gilbert Earwood to Stella Jimerson, 3 June 1923, digital image, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 22 June 2017); imaged from FHL microfilm 2,392,461.

[59] California, “California, Death Index, 1940–1997,” index, Ancestry ( http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 22 June 2017), Stella Zay Earwood, SS no. 563-30-3795.

[60] “Texas Death Certificates, 1890–1976,” digital images, Fold3 (http://www.fold3.com : accessed 31 January 2011), death certificate no. 3783, Mrs. Minnie Lou Moore, 1942.

[61] Hunt County, Texas, Marriages, V:175, Richard Moore to Minnie Earwood, 18 July 1922, digital image, Archives (http://www.archives.com : accessed 29 November 2011).

[62] Tahoka Cemetery (Tahoka, Lynn County, Texas), Clemmie L. Moore marker, photographed by Lori Cook-Folger, 1 September 2001.

[63] “Perry ‘P.J.’ Earwood,” obituary, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 2 February 2006, online edition, (http://www.lubbockonline.com : accessed 10 July 2011).

[64] “Texas, Divorce Index, 1968–2014,” index, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 June 2017), entry for Perry J. & Etta P. Earwood, 1972, Tarrant County.

[65] “Texas, Death Certificates, 1903–1982,” database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 June 2017), death certificate image, Etta Pearl Earwood, 5 October 1980, no. 90329; citing Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics. Find A Grave, database with images (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 6 February 2011), memorial no. 133,907,7000, Etta Pearl Sexton Earwood (1911–1980), photographed by Christina Ray-Duncan; citing Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas.

[66] “Perry ‘P.J.’ Earwood,” obituary, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 2 February 2006, online edition, (http://www.lubbockonline.com : accessed 10 July 2011).

[67] “Hazel Earwood,” Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 18 March 2008, online edition, (http://www.lubbockonline.com : accessed 10 July 2011).

[68] Una (Turner) Earwood (Slaton, Texas), interview by Lori Cook-Folger, 5 September 1999; transcript privately held by interviewer, [address for private use,] Hot Springs, North Carolina, 1999.

[69] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2017), entry for Jessie T. Earwood, SS no. 568-05-5892.

[70] Una (Turner) Earwood (Slaton, Texas), interview by Lori Cook-Folger, 5 September 1999; transcript privately held by interviewer, [address for private use,] Hot Springs, North Carolina, 1999.

[71] “Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903–1932,” database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2017), birth certificate no. 4578, Una Lou Turner, 1918.

[72] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Death Index,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2017), entry for Una Earwood.

[73] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Applications & Claims Index, 1936–2007,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 26 June 2017), entry for Bessie Cleo Henley, SS no. 547-34-5094.

[74] Bessie Cleo Henley funeral program, Cook-Folger Collection; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] Hot Springs, North Carolina, 2009.

[75] “Elbert Clyde ‘Al’ Richardson,” obituary, Smith Funeral Service (http://www.smithfcs.com : accessed 8 July 2015), 4 July 2015.

[76] Stella (Jimison) Earwood (Ontario, California), to Mrs. Mark Voges, letter, March 1985; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] 2017.

[77] Stella (Jimison) Earwood (Ontario, California), to Mrs. Mark Voges, letter, March 1985; privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] 2017.

[78] Arizona, “Arizona, County Marriage Records, 1865–1972,” database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 27 June 2017), entry for Henry Earwood and Kittie E. Shafer, 1939, Yuma County.

[79] “Willa Mae Taylor,” obituary, White Funeral Home (http://www.whitefuneralhome.net : accessed 2 June 2010), 27 May 2010.

[80] Lynn County, Texas, Marriages, 3:9, Robert Louis Taylor to Willie Mae Earwood, 1935; Clerk’s Office, Tahoka.

[81] Find A Grave, database with images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 27 June 2017), memorial no. 18,295,269, Willa Mae Earwood Taylor (1916–2010) and memorial no. 18,295,579, Robert L. Taylor (1908–1974), photographed by David Sifford; citing Lakeview Cemetery, Floyd County, Texas.

[82] “U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850–2010,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 June 2017), entry for Roy Earwood, SS no. 557-24-5253. 1920 U.S. census, Delta County, Texas, population schedule, Justice Prec 2, ED 49, p. 14A, dwelling /family 223, Arch J. Earwood; image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 18 October 2009), citing NARA microfilm T625, roll 28.

[83] “U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850–2010,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 June 2017), entry for Roy Earwood, SS no. 557-24-5253. California, “California, Death Index, 1940–1997,” index, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 31 May 2010), entry for Roy R. Earwood, SS no. 557-24-5253.

[84] Arizona, “Arizona, County Marriage Records, 1865–1972,” database with images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 June 2017), entry for Roy Russell Earwood and LaVerne Margaret Addy, 1941, Yuma County.

[85] Social Security Administration, “U.S. Social Security Applications & Claims Index, 1936–2007,” database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 June 2017), entry for Laverne Margaret Addy Earwood, SS no. 566-26-9885.

[86] “Laverne Margaret Earwood,” obituary, Herald Zeitung, (New Braunfels, Texas), 8 October 2003, p. 3A, col. 1–2; digital image, NewspaperArchive (http://www.newspaperarchive.com : accessed 29 June 2017).

[87] Lynn County, Texas, “Military Discharge Records,” vol. 3:244, Andy F. Earwood, service no. 39294783, Private 1st Class, 3270th Ordnance Base Depot Company, discharged 1947; County Clerk’s Office, Tahoka.

[88] Andy Fletcher Earwood funeral program, citing services held 23 February 2017; Cook-Folger Collection, privately held by Lori Cook-Folger, [address for private use,] Hot Springs, North Carolina, 2017. “John Robertson,” Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/john.robertson.9828/posts/1282286095184051?comment_id=1282310261848301&notif_t=feed_comment_reply&notif_id=1487004625046579 : accessed 13 February 2017), personal profile.

[89] Napoli, Napoli province, Italy, “Registro di Matrimonio [Register of Marriages], 1946”: record 1209, likely Part II, transcribed marriage record of Andy F. Earwood and Maria Vierti; Comune di [Town of] Napoli, Via dell’Epomeo, 2,80126 Napoli, Italy.

[90] Napoli, Napoli province, Italy, “Registro di Nati [Register of Births], 1924”: record 89, Part I, pp. 21-22, quarter of San Lorenzo, birth record of Maria Vierti; Comune di [Town of] Napoli, Via dell’Epomeo, 2,80126 Napoli, Italy.

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