Benson Martin1

M, #25402
Last Edited3 Nov 2019
     Benson married Inez Bailey before 1921, estimate.2,1

Family

Inez Bailey
Child

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Martin, Woodrow (Dutch). Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  2. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Inez Bailey1

F, #25403
Last Edited1 Nov 2019
     Inez married Benson Martin before 1921, estimate.2,1

Family

Benson Martin
Child

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Martin, Woodrow (Dutch). Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  2. [S415] Rick Moffat, Assumption based upon birth/christening date of children.

Charlie Brown Christian1,2

M, #25404, b. 18 March 1921, d. 13 June 1990
Father*Joseph Richard Christian1 b. 23 May 1895, d. 2 Mar 1974
Mother*Irene E Brown1 b. 1 Jun 1896, d. 9 Feb 1994
Last Edited6 Apr 2015
     Charlie was born on 18 March 1921.1,2 He died on 13 June 1990 at age 69 he was a retired Sec Sup according to funeral home records.1,2 He was buried in Old Union Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Christian, Charlie B.. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  2. [S2875] Union Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Charlie Brown Christian. Hereinafter cited as Old Union Cemetery.
  3. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Christian, Charlotte Anne.

Katherine Bernice Swanzy1,2,3

F, #25406, b. 24 May 1916, d. 30 August 1990
Father*Floyd P Swanzy1,4 b. 25 Aug 1885, d. 2 Jul 1960
Mother*Willie Lee Alford1,4 b. 18 Jun 1888, d. 4 Dec 1969
Last Edited24 Jun 2019
     Katherine was born on 24 May 1916.1 Katheryne married Paul Carlisle at the bride's home on 2 August 1936 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,5,6,1 Alternatively, Katherine married William Paul Carlisle, son of Willie O Carlisle and Sarah E Pendergrass, on 30 July 1936 in Shelby County, Texas, USA, but this could be the date of their applying for the marriage license.2 Katherine Bernice Swanzy and William Paul Carlisle were divorced on 2 June 1969 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.5 Katherine remarried William Paul Carlisle on 12 March 1971 in Harrison County, Texas, USA.7 She died on 30 August 1990 at age 74.1
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Shreveport, Louisiana The Times 6 August 1936 :
CARLISLE-SWANZY.
Center, Texas, Aug. 5 (Special).
Miss Katheryne Swanzy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Swanzy, and Paul Carlisle, son of W. O. Carlisle, were married Sunday morning in the bride's home in Shelbyville. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle will reside in Center.6

     In the obituary of Floyd P Swanzy who died 2 July 1960, her daughter Katherine, Mrs Paul Carlisle of Dallas, was listed as a survivor.8

Census Data

     Katherine appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, Floyd P Swanzy and Willie Lee Alford.4

Family

William Paul Carlisle b. 12 Mar 1915, d. Oct 1994
Marriage*Katheryne married Paul Carlisle at the bride's home on 2 August 1936 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,5,6,1 
MarrAlt Alternatively, Katherine married William Paul Carlisle, son of Willie O Carlisle and Sarah E Pendergrass, on 30 July 1936 in Shelby County, Texas, USA, but this could be the date of their applying for the marriage license.2 
Divorce* Katherine Bernice Swanzy and William Paul Carlisle were divorced on 2 June 1969 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.5 
Marriage_Re Katherine remarried William Paul Carlisle on 12 March 1971 in Harrison County, Texas, USA.7 

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Carlisle, Katherine. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  2. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Paul Carlisle and Katherine Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  3. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Charles Larry Carlisle
    Father's Name: William Paul Carlisle
    Mother's Name: Katherine Bernice Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  4. [S9794] Floyd P. Swanzy hiousehold, Apr 24, 1930 U.S. census, Washington, DC, USA, Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas; Page: 12B; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration.
  5. [S1459] Texas, Divorce Index 1968-2014, online Texas, Divorce Index 1968-2014, W P Carlisle & Katherine B Carlisle. Hereinafter cited as Texas Divorce Index.
  6. [S9783] Nuptials: Carlisle--Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Aug 6, 1936, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Carlisle--Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  7. [S1452] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, William P Carlisle & Katherine B Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.
  8. [S9781] Deaths: Floyd P. Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Jul 5, 1960, Page 13, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Floyd P. Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

William Paul Carlisle1

M, #25407, b. 12 March 1915, d. October 1994
Father*Willie O Carlisle2
Mother*Sarah E Pendergrass2
Last Edited22 Jun 2019
     William was born on 12 March 1915 in Livingston Park, Polk County, Texas, USA.2 Paul married Katheryne (sic) Swanzy at the bride's home on 2 August 1936 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,3,4,5 Alternatively, William married Katherine Bernice Swanzy, daughter of Floyd P Swanzy and Willie Lee Alford, on 30 July 1936 in Shelby County, Texas, USA, but this could be the date of their applying for the marriage license.6 William Paul Carlisle and Katherine Bernice Swanzy were divorced on 2 June 1969 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA.3 William remarried Katherine Bernice Swanzy on 12 March 1971 in Harrison County, Texas, USA.7 He died in October 1994 at age 79.2
     He also went by the name of Paul.5,6
     The following newspaper article appeared in the Shreveport, Louisiana The Times 6 August 1936 :
CARLISLE-SWANZY.
Center, Texas, Aug. 5 (Special).
Miss Katheryne Swanzy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Swanzy, and Paul Carlisle, son of W. O. Carlisle, were married Sunday morning in the bride's home in Shelbyville. Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle will reside in Center.4

Family

Katherine Bernice Swanzy b. 24 May 1916, d. 30 Aug 1990
Marriage*Paul married Katheryne (sic) Swanzy at the bride's home on 2 August 1936 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Texas.1,3,4,5 
MarrAlt Alternatively, William married Katherine Bernice Swanzy, daughter of Floyd P Swanzy and Willie Lee Alford, on 30 July 1936 in Shelby County, Texas, but this could be the date of their applying for the marriage license.6 
Divorce* William Paul Carlisle and Katherine Bernice Swanzy were divorced on 2 June 1969 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.3 
Marriage_Re William remarried Katherine Bernice Swanzy on 12 March 1971 in Harrison County, Texas.7 

Citations

  1. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Charles Larry Carlisle
    Father's Name: William Paul Carlisle
    Mother's Name: Katherine Bernice Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  2. [S295] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (United States: Social Security Administration), Name:     William Paul Carlisle. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Social Security Applications.
  3. [S1459] Texas, Divorce Index 1968-2014, online Texas, Divorce Index 1968-2014, W P Carlisle & Katherine B Carlisle. Hereinafter cited as Texas Divorce Index.
  4. [S9783] Nuptials: Carlisle--Swanzy, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Aug 6, 1936, Page 5, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Wedding: Carlisle--Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as The Times.
  5. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Carlisle, Katherine. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  6. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Paul Carlisle and Katherine Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  7. [S1452] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, William P Carlisle & Katherine B Swanzy. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.

Roy Lee Doggett1

M, #25408, b. 6 March 1903, d. 18 January 1990
Father*Eugene A Doggett1 b. 19 Jan 1874, d. 5 Oct 1914
Mother*Bertha Mae Alford1 b. 17 Nov 1881, d. 22 Sep 1954
Last Edited30 Apr 2015
     Roy was born on 6 March 1903.1 Roy married Gladys Martin.2,3 He died on 18 January 1990 at age 86 he was a timber contractor according to funeral home records.1 Roy Lee Doggett was buried in Mount Herman, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2

Family

Gladys Martin b. 10 Oct 1906, d. 24 Oct 1946

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Doggett, Roy Lee. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  2. [S2883] Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Roy L and Gladys Doggett. Hereinafter cited as Mt. Herman Cemetery.
  3. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Patricia Ann Doggett
    Father's Name: Roy Lee Doggett
    Mother's Name: Gladys Martin. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.

Gladys Martin1,2

F, #25409, b. 10 October 1906, d. 24 October 1946
Last Edited1 Jun 2011
     Gladys was born on 10 October 1906.1 Gladys married Roy Lee Doggett.1,2 She died on 24 October 1946 at age 40.1 Gladys Martin was buried in Mount Herman, Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,1

Family

Roy Lee Doggett b. 6 Mar 1903, d. 18 Jan 1990

Citations

  1. [S2883] Mt. Herman Cemetery, Shelby County, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Roy L and Gladys Doggett. Hereinafter cited as Mt. Herman Cemetery.
  2. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Patricia Ann Doggett
    Father's Name: Roy Lee Doggett
    Mother's Name: Gladys Martin. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  3. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Doggett, Roy Lee. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.

Freddie Joe Alford1,2,3,4,5

M, #25410, b. 6 April 1928, d. 2 September 1992
Father*Fred Eugene Alford3,1 b. 17 Apr 1896, d. 23 May 1975
Mother*Clara Margaret Truitt3,1 b. 2 Mar 1900, d. 11 May 1978
Last Edited20 Dec 2017
     Freddie was born on 6 April 1928 in Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,3,4,5 He died on 2 September 1992 in Memorial Hospital, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 64 he was a Private in the US Army.3,6,7 He was buried in Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.6
     His name was recorded as Joe Fred Alford on his birth registration.5
     An Amendment to Certificate of Birth was filed on March 28, 1990 to change his name from "Joe Fred " to Freddie Joe" based upon an affidavit by his cousin, Lanell B. Emken.5

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Freddie Joe Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Freddie Alford and Doris Fay Ritnour. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  3. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Freddie Joe. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  4. [S2876] Jackson Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Freddie J & Doris F Alford. Hereinafter cited as Jackson Cemetery.
  5. [S6944] Freddie Joe Alford, Amendment to Certificate of Birth 30766 (1990), Ancestry.com, Provo, Utah, USA.
  6. [S2876] Jackson Cemetery, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Freddie J. & Doris F Alford.
  7. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association.

Clara Baker1,2,3

F, #25412, b. 10 August 1896, d. 12 February 1992
Father*William A Baker2
Mother*Cynthia Jane Jamison2
Last Edited9 Jul 2019
     Clara was born on 10 August 1896.1,2,3 Clara married Benjamin Meador Alford on 1 June 1929.4,3 She died on 12 February 1992 at age 95.1,2,3 Clara Baker was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1

Family

Benjamin Meador Alford b. 24 Sep 1877, d. 24 Dec 1960

Citations

  1. [S2830] Fairview Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Clara Baker Reed Alford. Hereinafter cited as Fairview Cemetery.
  2. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Clara Reed. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  3. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Clara Baker Reed Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  4. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, B M Alford and Clara Reed. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.

William A Baker1

M, #25413
Last Edited8 May 2010
     William married Cynthia Jane Jamison.1

Family

Cynthia Jane Jamison
Child

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Clara Reed. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.

Cynthia Jane Jamison1

F, #25414
Last Edited8 May 2010
     Cynthia married William A Baker.1

Family

William A Baker
Child

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Clara Reed. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.

Erma Marie Sandifer1,2,3

F, #25417, b. 4 June 1927, d. 16 April 1993
Last Edited12 Mar 2015
     Erma was born on 4 June 1927 in Desoto Parish, Louisiana, USA.4 Erma was born on 4 June 1927 in Desoto Parish, Louisiana.1,2 Erma married Amos Ponder Alford Jr on 9 December 1967.3,4 She died on 16 April 1993 in Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 65.1,2 Erma Marie Sandifer was buried on 18 April 1993 in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.5,4
     Her name was also recorded as Marie.5

Citations

  1. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, Erma Marie. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  2. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Erma Marie Sandifer Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  3. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Amos Ponder Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm
    Source unknown, but probably: PANOLA WATCHMAN; Carthage, Panola Co., TX—_____ May 2007
    Amos Ponder Alford, Jr.
  4. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Amos Ponder Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm
    Light & Champion; Center, Shelby Co., TX—23 April 1993
    Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994
    Erma Marie Sandifer Estes Bissell McPhearson Alford.
  5. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Marie Alford.