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THE VIRDELL FAMILY PAPERS

 

      The Virdell Family Papers

John Ellison “Ben” and Susan Ellen Martin Virdell

Information from Victoria James.

 

John Ellison “Ben” Virdell

b.  18 May 1850              Fulton Township, Polk County, Arkansas

m. 27 September 1868     Scott County, Arkansas

d. 1 June 1917                 Voca, McCulloch County, Texas

 

Father:         Thomas W. Virdell

Mother:        Loduska Clairintine Johnson

 

First wife:

Susan Ellen Martin

b.       13 July 1847 Arkansas

d.       9 March 1890        Sanco, Coke County, Texas

 

Father:         John Miller Martin

                    b. 3 March 1810  South Carolina

Mother:        Lavina Lipe

                     b. 3 June 1816    North Carolina or Germany

 

Children:

1.                 Lavina Ellen “Vinnie” Virdell

b. 7 June 1869            Little Rock, Arkansas

m. 1894

d. 6 May 1893            Brady, McCulloch County, Texas/Big Lake,

                                     Regan County, Texas

spouse: James W. Jackson

 

2.                 John Thomas Virdell

b. 7 June 1869            Little Rock, Arkansas

m. 14 July 1896 Milam, Texas

d. 31 October 1942    Hidalgo County, Texas

spouses:  Belle Collins, Helen Venetta Cloer(Klaar,Clore)

 

3.                 Mary Elizabeth Virdell

b. 6 February 1871     Little Rock, Texas

m. 21 July 1891 Mason County, Texas

d. 24 April 1923         Sanco, Texas

spouse:  William Carter Latham

 

4.                 Martin W. Virdell

b. 25 December 1870/1873   Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas

m.

d. 4 March 1963         Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas

spouses: Addie Williams, Maggie Belle King

 

5.                 William Madison Virdell

b. 11 January 1873      Robert Lee, Texas

m.

d.  20 December 1954 Sterling City, Sterling County, Texas

spouse: Mary Prudie Williams

 

6.                 James Miller Virdell

b. 9 January 1878       Mason County, Texas

m. 1896

d. 11 September 1962 San Saba, Texas

spouses: Nora B. Caine, Laura Elizabeth Hubbard

 

7.                 Elijah “Eli” Francis Virdell

b. 9 February 1879     Travis, Texas

m. 26 April 1900         Lampases, Texas

d.  12 April 1965        Austin, Travis County, Texas

spouses: Dellie Ashton, Pearl Sansom, Denia McDowell

 

8.                 Henry Franklin Virdell

b. 27 November 1884           Round Rock, Williamson County, TX

m. 15 November 1911          Williamson County, Texas

d. 8 September 1944            Brady, Mason County, Texas

spouse:  Minnie Pearl Polk

 

9.                 Nancy Helen Virdell

b. 27 November 1883           Texas

m.

d. 30 January 1966               Mason County, Texas

spouse: William H. C. Sanders

 

10.             Wiley C. Virdell

b. 4 January 1886                 Texas

m.

d. 24 April 1893                   Lone Grove, Llano County, Texas

 

11.             Robert Marion Virdell

b. 9 February 1888               Katempsy, Texas

m.

d. 5 November 1979             Brown County, Texas

spouses: Lodusky Walden Mitchell, Elizabeth Maxwell,

               Minnie Hillman Walden

 

12.             Walter Virdell

b. 4 March 1890                   Sanco, Coke County, Texas

m.

d. 4 April 1891                     Sanco, Coke County, Texas

 

 

Notes:

          1870 census—Scott Co., Arkansas, Blackfoot Township

            Ben’s last name spelled Verdell

          1880 census—Travis Co., TX,

          1900 census—Burnet Co., TX

          1910 census—Brown Co., TX

 

Ben moved to Coke County in the summer of 1888 and settled at Wild Horse Creek in Sanco, northwest of Robert Lee, Texas.  Susan died 5 days after Walter’s birth.  Susan had a sister named Elizabeth C. Martin who married a Mr. Eppler in Brady, Texas.

 

Susan’s parents:

John Miller Martin

b. 3 March 1810, South Carolina

d. 19 May 1879, Parks, Scott County, Arkansas

buried: City Cemetery, Parks, Scott Co., Arkansas

other spouse: Sarah Frances Adaline Ray

 

Lovinia/Lavina Lipe

b. 3 June 1816                 North Carolina/Pennsylvania

m. about 1832, probably in Henderson, Tennessee

d. 8 June 1876                 Parks, Scott County, Arkansas

father:          Henry Lipe

mother:        Margaret Readling/Reidling

 

Susan’s siblings:                       born                               place

Elizabeth Catherine Martin         13 Aug 1833                   TN

Mary                                        29 May 1835                   TN

Margaret J.                                abt 1836                          TN

Lydia                                        abt 1839                          ARK

Sarah                                        abt 1841                          ARK

Thomas Henry                          Sept 1844                       ARK

John W.                                   24 Dec 1846                    ARK

Levi Ritchie                             

William Wilson Martin               4 Aug 1855                     ARK

                d. 4 Jan 1922 Orland, California

 

John’s will filed and probated in Clarksville, Johnson CO., Ark. 7 Oct 1850

11. Robert Marion Virdell

          d. 5 November 1979        Brown Co., TX

            spouse: Elizabeth Frances Maxwell

            b. 30 July 1891             San Saba County, TX

           d.  11 December 1959    Brady, McCulloch Co., TX

            they married on 22 November 1908 in Bowser, San Saba CO., TX

          children:

          Marvin Marion Virdell      15 Oct 1909          Texas

                                                15 Sept 1997         Mesquite,Dallas,TX

                   m. 9 June 1929

                   m. Velma Dee Hill,b. 28 Sept 1902

                                                 d. 22 April 1994 Brady,McCulloch,TX

          Arthur Alan Virdell 18 Aug 1911         

                                                27 Jan 1922           Bowser, San Saba, TX

          Lille Mae Virdell              13 Jul 1913            San Saba, TX

                                                7 May 1922           McAllen, Hidalgo,TX

          Vivian Viola Virdell         12 Dec 1918          Rochelle, TX

                                                8 Dec 1986            Dallas, Dallas,TX

                   m. Edward Leo Hanley

                                                                                   

          Robert Wayne Virdell      4 Feb 1922            Rochelle, TX

                                                26 May 1986         Mission, TX

 

          James Willard Virdell       26 Jun 1923           Rochelle, TX

                                                21 Mar 1994 McAllen, Hidalgo, TX

                   James m. Novella Jones, Margaret Classen, Artie Oates

          Enoch Virdell                  26 Feb 1916          Locker, San Saba, TX

                                                8 July 1936            Brady,McCulloch,TX

                   m. Nila Hogan

Robert was married  before, first wife’s name is not presently known, and also married Minnie Coleman Hillman, and Lodusky Rachel Walden Mitchell….he was buried in Eastlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Brown, TX…Elizabeth Maxwell Virdell was buried in Brady, McCulloch, TX…

Lodusky was the daughter of William Mathias Waldon and Priscilla Palestine Nichols…Lodusky was b. 23 Dec 1891 in Fredonia, Mason CO., TX, and died 10 Oct 1966 in Deleon, Erath Co., TX, buried in Deleon Cemetery…she married Robert Marion on 22 November 1948.

 

9.     Nancy Helen Virdell

b. 27 Nov 1883      Mason, Mason, TX

m.

d. 30 Jan 1966       Mason, Mason, TX

spouse: William H. C. Sanders

children:

Roswell Marvin Sanders            11 Apr 1908          Mason,Mason,TX

                                                21 oct 1934           Mason,Mason,TX

          Buried Gooch Cemetery

Pernicia Katherine Sanders        b.2 Aug 1910         Mason,Mason,TX

                                                m.8 nov 1924        Fredericksburg,TX

                                                d.21 Apr 1985       Odessa,Ector,TX

          m. Wesley M. Ritter

Delmer Otis Sanders                 1915                      Texas

Iva May Sanders                       abt 1917                Texas

          m. Howard Owens

1910 Mason Co., TX census

1920 Mason Co., TX census

                                                                                     

7. Elijah Francis “Eli” Virdell

          b. 9 Feb 1879                  Travis, TX

          m. 26 April 1900             Lampases, TX

          d. 12 April 1965              Austin, Travis Co., TX

          spouses:  Denia McDowell, Dellie Ashton, Pearl Sansom

          Denia b. Jan 1883 Missouri

          Children: Minnie, b. 1902 Texas, m. _____Blackman

                          Lorine, b. 1904            , m. _____Johnson

                        Willie, b. 1907             , m. _____Stearnes

                        Lethoa, b. 1909            , m._____James

1880 Travis Co, TX census

1900 Lampases CO., TX census

1910 Brown Co., TX census

 

6. James Miller Virdell

          b. 9 Jan 1878                   Mason Co., TX

          m. 1896

          d. 11 Sept 1962               San Saba, TX

          buried San Saba City Cemetery

spouse: Nora B. Caine

spouse: Laura Elizabeth “Betty” Hubbard

          b. 4 Aug 1878                 Freestone, Texas

          d. 16 March 1967            Lubbock, Lubbock Co., Texas

          buried in Gooch Cemetery, Mason, Mason Co., Texas

children:

          John Louis Virdell                  9 Sept 1897           Texas

                                                15 Jan 1972           Mason,Mason,TX

                   Buried Gooch Cemetery, Mason,TX

                   Spouse: Lydia M. Hendrick

                                      b. 6 Sept 1900,d. 15 July 1978 Mason,TX

                                      buried Gooch Cemetery

          James Clarence Virdell            Mar 1900             Algerita, Texas

                                                4 Sept 1955           Llano,Llano,TX

                   Spouse: Annie Mrytle Taylor

                                b. 10 Nov 1896, d. 15 Aug. 1991

                             m. 5 May 1922 San Saba, San Saba Co., TX

          Lella Virdell                            abt 1904                Texas

 

Hubbard H. Virdell       31 Mar 1908

                                                5 Jan 1987             Sierra Blanca, Texas

                   Spouse: Ethel Jane Murray, b. 8 June 1908

          Mabel Faye Virdell       1 Mar 1910

          M. B. Virdell                 16 Nov 1912          Algerita, Texas

                                                8 Dec 1978            Nolanville, Texas

                   Spouse: Ola Mae Lane,b. 6 Mar 1912 Bell Co., TX

                             m. 29 August 1932

                   M.B. joined his brother  J.C. in the water drilling business around 1942…then M.B. and Ola moved to Alpine in 1966…            he was in the navy in ww2 and fought in the battle of Iwo Jima.

          Allie May Virdell             5 Jul 1917              McCulloch Co.,TX

 

1880 Travis Co., TX census

1900 Mason CO., TX census

1910 San Saba Co., TX census

1920 McCulloch Co., TX census

 

5. William Madison Virdell

          b. 11 Jan 1873       Arkansas

          d. 20 Dec 1954      Sterling City, Sterling Co., TX

          buried Ackerly, Texas

m. Mary Prudie Williams

          b. 27 August 1873 Limestone, Texas

          d. 10 Sept 1953     Stanton, Martin Co, Texas

          buried in Ackerly, Texas

          d/0 T.C. and Beckie Peugh Williams

1880 Travis Co., TX census

1910 Erath Co., TX

1920 Erath Co., TX

 

4. Wesley Martin Virdell

          b. 25 Dec 1870                Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., Arkansas

          d. 4 March 1963              Gainesville, Cooke Co., Texas

          buried in New Hope Cemetery , Burns City, Cooke Co., TX

spouses: Maggie Belle King, Addie Williams

Maggie Belle King

          b. 25 May 1880

          d. 4 May 1964       Mountain Springs

                   buried New Hope Cemetery

d/o James Alec and Cassandra Dillard King

 

Addie Williams

          b. 23 Dec 1872      Texas

          d. 27 Dec 1900      Cooke Co, TX

          buried Walling Cemetery

children:

          Myrtle Linnie Virdell        Nov 1894              Indian Territory, OK

          Minnie A.                        Mar 1897               Texas

          Minte Belle                 17 Mar 1899               Texas

          Pearl                                                            San Saba, Texas

          Edna                                      1906              San Saba, Texas

          Cecil Marvin                3 Sept 1907               Bowser, Texas

                                            30 Mar 1990              Wichita Falls, TX

                   m. Era Mae Spencer, b. 7 Mar 1911

                   married on 6 July 1928, Brady, McCulloch Co., TX

          Pansie                                                         San Saba, Texas

          Jewell                                                          San Saba, Texas

          W. M.                                     1904             Cooke Co., Texas

          Lois                           19 June 1916              Gainesville, Cooke,TX

          James E. “Jim”           31 Jan 1919                Sivells Bend, Cooke,TX

                   m. Imogene L. Bowman, b. 29 Apr 1923 Davidson, OK

                   married on 20 Sep 1947 Hobbs, NM

          Margaret                                                      Oklahoma

          Kenneth                      14 Nov 1923              Okmulgee, OK

Wesley Martin worked for Humble Oil and Refining Company…he died of bronchial pneumonia.

 

3.        Mary Elizabeth Virdell

b. 6 Feb 1871                  Little Rock, ARK

d. 24 Apr 1923                Sanco, Texas

m. 21 July 1891               Mason Co., Texas

 

spouse: William Carter Latham

          b. 2 Nov 1867                 Brown CO., TX

          d. 12 Aug 1942               Robert Lee, Texas

          s/o Theophelus L. Latham b. 1 June 1830 TX d.24 Apr 1896

and Eliza Ann Carter b. Mar 1831 d. 14 Feb 1915 Brown,TX

children:

          Eliza Annie Latham          May 1893

                                                d. 5 Sept 1932       Iraan, TX

                   m. John David Blair

          Arilious Eula Latham       18 May 1895         Valley View, TX

                   m. Elsie Summers

          LaMittye Lannie L. 11 Jan 1896           Valley View, TX

                   m. Mert Purcell

          Lillie Lee L.                     16 Oct 1898          Valley View, TX

                   m. Oliver Lawrence Pittman

          Evie Gertrude L.              15 July 1900 Valley View, TX

                   m. Julius Franklin Kaeding

          Wriley Dewitt L.              7 Mar 1902            Valley View, TX

                   m. Lois Stewart

          John Willie “Jay” L.         31 Mar 1904 Valley View, TX

                                                8 July 1958           

                   m. Arlene Corley, b. 27 Sept 1907

1880 Travis Co., TX census

1900 Coke Co., TX census

1910 Coke Co., TX census

1920 Coke Co., TX census

 

2. John Thomas Virdell

                   b. 7 June 1869                 Arkansas

                   d. 31 Oct 1942                Hidalgo CO., Texas

 

spouse:  Helen Venetta Cloer (Klaar, Clore)

          b. 14 Feb 1880                Itawamba, Mississippi

          d. 2 July 1947                  Hidalgo County, Texas

d/o Andrew Jackson and Nancy Francis Tackitt Cloer

 

children:       Ollie Catherine Virdell           15 Apr 1899          Texas

                                                                   10 Sept 1980         McAllen,TX

          Spouse: Clyde W. Weems, b. 16 Feb 1897 d. Dec 1974 Austin,TX

                   Willie May Virdell                            1 June 1900           Texas

                                                                   17 Feb 1976          Lafayette,La

          Spouse: John H. Warf, b. 28 Jan 1889,d.11 Oct 1955       McAllen,TX

                   Oscar Bazil Virdell                 2 July 1892            Texas

                                                                   12 May 1921         Denver, Co

          Spouse: Verna Mae Houk, m. on 2 Nov 1908

 

                   Floyd Archie Virdell               31 Jan 1902           Texas

                                                               5 Feb 1975                 Kerrville,TX

          Spouse: Lena Velma Smith b. 17 Aug 1902,d. 17 May 1986

                   Married 21 Jan 1921, Dublin, Erath Co., TX          

                   Velma Ruby Virdell            28 Dec 1907             San Saba TX

                                                                   1 Oct 1993            Pharr, TX

          Spouse: Wesley Hortness

                   m. 9 Aug 1925, Sharyland, Texas

                   Raymond Preston Virdell       22 Nov 1909          Texas

                                                                   25 Oct 1977          Mission,TX

          Spouse: Allene Ross, m. July 1945

 

                   Cassie Augusta Virdell           29 Aug 1910          Texas

         

          Spouse: Nathan R. Braswell, b. 12 February 1911, NM

                   m. 17 May 1931

 

                   James Miller Virdell               18 June 1894

                                                                   13 Aug 1894

 

                                                                              

1900 Burnet Co., TX census

1910 San Saba Co., TX census

1920 Erath Co., TX census

 

1.                 Lavinia Ellen “Vinnie” Virdell

b. 7 June 1869                 Little Rock, Ark

d. 6 May 1893                 Brady, McCulloch Co., TX

 

          spouse: James Jackson

                   b. May 1861          Texas

                   d.                          Brady, McCulloch CO., TX

                   buried Old Cemetery, Brady, MCCulloch Co., TX

                   James also was married to Mary _____ b. Sept 1858

8.          Henry Franklin Virdell

b. 27 Nov 1884               Round Rock, Williamson Co,TX

d. 8 Dec 1944                 Brady, Mason Co., TX

buried Polk Cemetery , Willow Creek, Mason Co., TX

 

spouse: Minnie Pearl Polk

          b. 28 July 1884                Willow Creek,MasonCo,TX

          d. 11 May 1932               McCulloch Co., TX

buried Polk Cemetery, Willow Creek, Mason Co, TX

d/0 Ison Walker Polk and Lucy Narcissa Miller

Henry and Minnie married 15 November 1911

                                      Williamson Co., Texas

Children:

          Odessa Lucille Virdell b. 2 April 1913 Mason, Tx

                                                24 Apr 1991 Lubbock, Texas

          Spouse: Roy Buford Miller, married on 4 Sept 1930 Lee,TX

         

          Hazel Pearl Virdell b. 10 Feb 1918

                                      d. 10 Apr 2002      Juneau, Ark

          spouse: Carl Clifford Nordenson