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John Ashford Atwood

John Ashford Atwood

Male 1874 - 1961  (87 years)

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  • Name John Ashford Atwood  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 19 Aug 1874  Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is per Texas Death Certificate; and confirmed by World War I Draft Registration Card; Location is from Lubbock Morning Avalanche news article.
    Gender Male 
    Miscellaneous 19 Jul 1878  Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    John Ashford and father were in town to buy new boots on the day that Sam Bass was killed in a shootout with local lawmen and Texas Rangers. Killed during the shootout was Williamson County Deputy Sherriff, A.W. Grimes. 
    Census 1880  Williamson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "John A.," 6; Living with father "Wm. P.," age 29, farm labor; living with mother Elizabeth, age 29; siblings - Rosa L., age 3 and Wm. R., age 6 (this is a transcription error....William Riley is not yet 1 year old.)  
    Arrival 1882  Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family relocated to Callahan County, Texas. 
    Census 20 Apr 1910  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 4: Indexed as "John A.," born abt 1875; Living w/wife Laura who is misindexed as "Lawd," 34; and daughters who are misindexed as "Martie A.," 14 (Myrite Alice) and "Berley O.," 13 (Ruby Olive); John and wife have been married for 16 years; Indexed as farmer 
    Military 12 Sept 1918  Cross Plains, Calahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    World War I - Draft Registration Card; Next of kin is Mrs. Laura Atwood; Farmer: He describes himself as medium height and build; blue eyes and brown hair 
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    World War I Draft Registration Card
    Census Jan 1920  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 6: Indexed as "John A.," age 45 born abt 1875 in Texas; Farmer, owns his own farm - free & clear without mortgage; Living w/wife Laura, age 44, daugthers Myrtie, 24 and Ruby; Also in the home is a boarder(foster son) - Sidney F. Ratcliffe, age 11.  
    Residence 1921  Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Worley's Abilene (Taylor County) Texas City Directory - 1921
    Atwood, John A., farmer, r2214 Hickory
    Atwood, Myrtie Miss, teacher, h2214 Hickory
    Atwood, Ruby Miss, teacher, h2214 Hickory 
    Census 28 Apr 1930  Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as "John A.," age 55 born abt 1875 in Texas; Owns his own home worth $5,500; Indexed as farmer; Living with wife Laura J., age 54 and daughter Ruby O, age 33.  
    Census 1 Apr 1940  Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as John A. Atwood, age 65 born abt 1875 in Texas; male white married head of house; Living at 2117 5th Street; lived in same house in 1935; Sheet 61A; living with wife Laura, who is 64; the couple owns their own home which is worth $5,000 - this residence is not a farm; he has had 7 years of schooling; he is a retired farmer and lists no income 
    Residence 8 Nov 1952  Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Lubbock, Texas at the time of his brother's death (William Riley Atwood per his obituary) 
    Died 8 Nov 1961  Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location are from his Texas Death Certificate; St. Mary's Hospital; Congestive heart failure; Information was his daugther Mrs. J. W. Reid (Myrtie Alice)
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    Death Certificate
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    Obituary
    Buried Aft 8 Nov. 1961  Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • City of Lubbock Cemetery
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    Headstone
    Person ID P250  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2012 

    Father William Payton Atwood,   b. 25 Jul 1849, Laclede County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1917, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Ellen Elizabeth West,   b. 22 Dec 1850, Calcasieu, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1925, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Laura Jane Williams,   b. 2 Oct 1875, West Station, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1954, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1894  Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location is per newspaper article: Married at the home of sister of the bride, Mrs. J. H. Mitchell; Pastor A. T. Ford of Old Broad Flat Baptist Church:

      John A. Atwood, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Atwood and Laura Jane Williams, daughter of Mrs. and Mrs. Y. R. Williams (Familiarly known as Uncle Rab), were married in the home of her sister, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Mitchell by Rev. A. T. Ford, pastor of the old Board Flat Baptist Church on Janaury 2, 1894. Relatives and friends who witnessed the marriage ceremony were her sister, Mrs. Georgia Mitchell and 3 eldest children; Rosa Atwood, sister; Rufus, Dan and Gene Atwood and Miss Mattie Pennell, cousins. Friends were Charley Barr, Frank Bryson, Lonnie Gardner, Della Gardner, Alice and Myrtle Acker, all of the Board Flat community. They made their first home in the Board Flat community - 2 1/2 miles east of Cross Plains, Texas. To them were born two daughters, Myrtie Alice and Ruby Olive. In 1904 they moved to Oplin in the southwest part of Callahan County. Three years later they moved to Abilene for 1 1/2 years, then back to Oplin. In 1912 they moved back to Cross Plains just east of Lawn where they lived until 1926. They then moved to Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. *Note - Board Flat is/was in Callahan County, Texas.
    Children 
    +1. Myrtie Alice Atwood,   b. 15 Jun 1895, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1976, Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Ruby Olive Atwood,   b. 19 Oct 1896, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1981, Tom Green County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    Photos
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    Celebrating his 80th birthday.... BACK ROW: Winson B. Atwood; Claude Atwood; Eugene (Gene) Atwood; Vernon Odem with son Warren Edward Odem on his shoulders; John Atwood SECOND ROW: Walker Jones; Elizabeth (Atwood) Jones; Eunice (Arnold) Atwood; Laura (Williams) Atwood; Emma (Arnold) Atwood FRONT ROW: Norma Grace (Reid) Odem and her mother, Myrtie…
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2011 20:46:14 
    Family ID F569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Aug 1874 - Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMiscellaneous - John Ashford and father were in town to buy new boots on the day that Sam Bass was killed in a shootout with local lawmen and Texas Rangers. Killed during the shootout was Williamson County Deputy Sherriff, A.W. Grimes. - 19 Jul 1878 - Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as "John A.," 6; Living with father "Wm. P.," age 29, farm labor; living with mother Elizabeth, age 29; siblings - Rosa L., age 3 and Wm. R., age 6 (this is a transcription error....William Riley is not yet 1 year old.) - 1880 - Williamson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsArrival - Family relocated to Callahan County, Texas. - 1882 - Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1894 - Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 4: Indexed as "John A.," born abt 1875; Living w/wife Laura who is misindexed as "Lawd," 34; and daughters who are misindexed as "Martie A.," 14 (Myrite Alice) and "Berley O.," 13 (Ruby Olive); John and wife have been married for 16 years; Indexed as farmer - 20 Apr 1910 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 6: Indexed as "John A.," age 45 born abt 1875 in Texas; Farmer, owns his own farm - free & clear without mortgage; Living w/wife Laura, age 44, daugthers Myrtie, 24 and Ruby; Also in the home is a boarder(foster son) - Sidney F. Ratcliffe, age 11. - Jan 1920 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Worley's Abilene (Taylor County) Texas City Directory - 1921 Atwood, John A., farmer, r2214 Hickory Atwood, Myrtie Miss, teacher, h2214 Hickory Atwood, Ruby Miss, teacher, h2214 Hickory - 1921 - Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as "John A.," age 55 born abt 1875 in Texas; Owns his own home worth $5,500; Indexed as farmer; Living with wife Laura J., age 54 and daughter Ruby O, age 33. - 28 Apr 1930 - Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as John A. Atwood, age 65 born abt 1875 in Texas; male white married head of house; Living at 2117 5th Street; lived in same house in 1935; Sheet 61A; living with wife Laura, who is 64; the couple owns their own home which is worth $5,000 - this residence is not a farm; he has had 7 years of schooling; he is a retired farmer and lists no income - 1 Apr 1940 - Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Living in Lubbock, Texas at the time of his brother's death (William Riley Atwood per his obituary) - 8 Nov 1952 - Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 1961 - Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 8 Nov. 1961 - Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Histories
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    Short Bio
    William Payton Atwood
    William Payton Atwood
    Letter written by John Ashford Atwood, the oldest son of William Payton Atwood and Ellen Elizabeth West, regarding his family history; includes dates and places of birth of all siblings.

    Photos
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    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood
    John Ashford Atwood

  • Sources 
    1. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Year: 1880; Census Place: , Williamson, Texas; Roll: T9_1332; Family History Film: 1255332; Page: 459.2000; Enumeration District: 157; Image: .
      Name: John A. Atwood Birth Date: abt 1874 Birth Place: Texas Residence Date: 1880 Residence Place: Williamson, Texas, United States

    2. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T624_1534; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 964.
      Name: John A Atwood Birth Date: abt 1875 Birth Place: Texas Residence Date: 1910 Residence Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas

    3. [S2625333136] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005.Original data - United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Admi), Registration Location: Callahan County, Texas; Roll: 1952398; Draft Board: 0.
      Birth date: 19 Aug 1874 Birth place: Residence date: Residence place: Callahan, Texas

    4. [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: 10A; Enumeration District: 40; Image: 832.
      Name: John A Atwood Birth Date: abt 1875 Birth Place: Texas Residence Date: 1920 Residence Place: Justice Precinct 6, Callahan, Texas

    5. [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: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas; Roll: 2372; Page: 27A; Enumeration District: 9; Image: 416.0.
      Name: John A Atwood Birth Date: abt 1875 Birth Place: Texas Residence Date: 1930 Residence Place: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas

    6. [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: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas; Roll: T627_4096; Page: 61A; Enumeration District: 152-5A.

    7. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).
      Name: John Ashford Atwood Death Date: 8 Nov 1961Death Place: Lubbock, Texas

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