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All the Colours of the Me ([personal profile] rainbow) wrote in [personal profile] dee_burris 2012-07-14 06:26 pm (UTC)

thank you!

i have SO MANY brick walls; looking up things were i can find answers or potential answers so quickly always gives me the squee. :)

i just found a death for james that i think is a match: James H Bliss
California, Death Index, 1940-1997
birth: 13 Jun 1899 Tennessee
death: 06 Jan 1965 Sonoma,​ California,​ United States
parents: Dalby (mother's maiden name, probably)

and that led me to this:
"United States Census, 1920," James H Bliss in household of James H Bliss, , Pulaski, Arkansas
Name: James H Bliss
Residence: , Pulaski, Arkansas
Estimated Birth Year: 1899
Age: 21
Birthplace: Tennessee
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Gender: Male
Race: White
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Birthplace:
Film Number: 1820079
Digital Folder Number: 4293679
Image Number: 00033
Sheet Number: 14
Household Gender Age Birthplace
SELF James H Bliss M 46y Arkansas
WIFE Frances Bliss F 45y Tennessee (Dalby?)
SON Stanley Bliss M 24y Tennessee
SON James H Bliss M 21y Tennessee
SON Leon Bliss M 16y Arkansas

eta: there's a family tree that lists viola's father as "Green Elijah Thorp" http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/26788650/person/1927875426?ssrc=

there are only the youngest 3 children listed, and of those only a death year for virgil, so it might be someone on his line who did the tree.

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