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Neil Vernon Atwood

Neil Vernon Atwood

Male 1916 - 2001  (85 years)

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  • Name Neil Vernon Atwood  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Nickname Skeezix 
    Born 3 Aug 1916  Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location of birth are from Texas Birth Certificate; date is further confirmed by Social Security Death Index, U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, tombstone and direct family members.
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Birth Certificate
    Gender Male 
    Census 1920  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 6: Indexed as "Vernon," age 3 born abt 1917; living with father "Riley," age 40, born abt 1880 in Texas; mother has died; father is farmer; renting home farm; Living with siblings Maurice, 13; Glenn, 12; Clemmie, 10; and Orville, 9.  
    Census 1930  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Precinct 2: Indexed as "Vernon," age 13; Living with father "Riley W.," who is age 50 born abt 1880 in Texas; Widower; Renting farm; family owns a radio; living with brothers Maurice, 23 who is a farmer and Orvill, age 19.  
    Census 12 Apr 1940  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as son, Vernon Atwood; male; white; age 23; single; went to high school for 4 years; born Texas ; farm hand (agriculture); made no income; Living with father, William Riley Atwood; 60; Living in Justice Precinct 2 (Oplin), Callahan County, Texas; Family No. 127; this household lives on a farm; father owns his own home which is worth $300; Also in the home is older brother, Orval Atwood; male; white; age 29; sister-in-law Vira Atwood, female, white, age 21; nephew, Howard, male, white, 2, single, born in Texas; and niece, Binnis (Bonnie), new born infant, born Texas  
    Moved 1947  Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    According to Neil's obituary, he moved to Lawn from Oplin in 1947.  
    Occupation Neil worked 23 years for Taylor County road maintenance before retiring in 1979.  
    Religion Member of Lawn Baptist Church 
    Residence Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2: 102 County Road 177, Lawn, Texas; No dates indicated  
    Residence Feb 1952  Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Lawn, Texas at the time of his father's death (per obituary) 
    Residence 1957  Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Worley's Abilene (Taylor County, Texas) City Directory - 1957
    Atwood, N.V., County road maintenance man, r. Lawn, Texas 
    Social Security Data Indexed as "Neil V. Atwood"; 454-12-1790; Last residence - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas; Issued - Texas 
    Died 8 Nov 2001  Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Date/location is from Social Security Death Index; Confirmed by daughter Beverly Neil Atwood Blankenship
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Obituary; Published Friday, 9 Nov. 2001, Page 7-AA, Col. 1 in Abilene Reporter-News
    Buried Aft 8 Nov 2001  Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Dewey Cemetery; Funeral was held at Lawn Baptist Church with the Rev. Price Mathieson officiating.
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    shares a stone with wife Alma Ella Zimerle
    Notes 
    • Daughter Beverly Neil Atwood Blankenship says that her father sang tenor, and had a beautiful voice. She says that her father and Uncle Badge (Thomas Orvil Atwood) used to go sing at people's homes, parties, etc. And one of them played the fiddle.

    Person ID P244  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2012 

    Father William Riley Atwood,   b. 25 Nov 1879, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1952, Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Hattie Frances Havins,   b. 11 March 1886, Bertram, Burnet County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1918, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alma Ella Zimmerle,   b. 19 Jun 1916, Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 2004, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 9 Nov. 1940  Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location is from tombstone and Alma's obituary and Neil's obituary; Confirmed by daughter Beverly Neil Blankenship.
    Children 
    +1. B.N. Atwood
    Photos
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    with wife Alma Ella Zimmerle
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    with wife Alma Ella Zimmerle
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    with wife Alma Ella Zimmerle
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    with wife Alma Ella Zimmerle
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    with wife Alma Ella Zimmerle
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2012 16:23:37 
    Family ID F168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Aug 1916 - Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 6: Indexed as "Vernon," age 3 born abt 1917; living with father "Riley," age 40, born abt 1880 in Texas; mother has died; father is farmer; renting home farm; Living with siblings Maurice, 13; Glenn, 12; Clemmie, 10; and Orville, 9. - 1920 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Precinct 2: Indexed as "Vernon," age 13; Living with father "Riley W.," who is age 50 born abt 1880 in Texas; Widower; Renting farm; family owns a radio; living with brothers Maurice, 23 who is a farmer and Orvill, age 19. - 1930 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as son, Vernon Atwood; male; white; age 23; single; went to high school for 4 years; born Texas ; farm hand (agriculture); made no income; Living with father, William Riley Atwood; 60; Living in Justice Precinct 2 (Oplin), Callahan County, Texas; Family No. 127; this household lives on a farm; father owns his own home which is worth $300; Also in the home is older brother, Orval Atwood; male; white; age 29; sister-in-law Vira Atwood, female, white, age 21; nephew, Howard, male, white, 2, single, born in Texas; and niece, Binnis (Bonnie), new born infant, born Texas - 12 Apr 1940 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Nov. 1940 - Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - According to Neil's obituary, he moved to Lawn from Oplin in 1947. - 1947 - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2: 102 County Road 177, Lawn, Texas; No dates indicated - - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living in Lawn, Texas at the time of his father's death (per obituary) - Feb 1952 - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Worley's Abilene (Taylor County, Texas) City Directory - 1957 Atwood, N.V., County road maintenance man, r. Lawn, Texas - 1957 - Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 2001 - Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 8 Nov 2001 - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood
    On the farm
    Atwood Brothers and Cousins
    Atwood Brothers and Cousins
    Front Row (l-r): Leland Straley, Winson Atwood, Vernon ATwood, William Barr and Leslie Atwood
    Back Row (l-r) Orvil Atwood, Gerald Atwood and Arnold Atwood
    (Orvil and Vernon were brothers; Gerald and Arnold were brothers; Winson and Leslie were brothers)
    Neil Vernon Atwood
from the collection of Beverly Neil Atwood
    Neil Vernon Atwood from the collection of Beverly Neil Atwood
    Age 15

  • Sources 
    1. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T625_1783; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 836.
      Name: Vernon Atwood Birth Date: abt 1916 Birth Place: Texas Residence Date: 1920 Residence Place: Justice Precinct 6, Callahan, Texas

    2. [S2626335774] 1930 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Callahan, Texas; Roll: 2304; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 175.0.
      Name: Vernon Atwood Birth Date: abt 1917 Birth Place: Residence Date: 1930 Residence Place: Precinct 2, Callahan, Texas

    3. [S4273286779] 1940 United States Federal Census , (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.), Source Citation: Year: 1940; Census Place: , Callahan, Texas; Roll: T627_3997; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 30-3B.


    4. [S2162498864] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli).
      Birth date: 3 Aug 1916 Birth place: Residence date: 1935-1993 Residence place: Lawn, TX

    5. [S2624729542] Social Security Death Index, (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security), Number: 454-12-1799; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Name: Neil V. Atwood Birth Date: 3 Aug 1916 Birth Place: Death Date: 8 Nov 2001 Death Place: Lawn, Taylor, Texas, United States of America

    6. [S4273286784] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011.