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Mary Emma Cordray

Female 1885 - 1973  (87 years)


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  • Name Mary Emma Cordray  [1, 2, 3
    Born 7 Dec 1885  Geneva, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 15 Oct 1973  Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried McMahan's Chapel Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/K3DC-9JQ
      name: Mary Emma Mcgown
      event: Death
      event date: 15 Oct 1973
      event place: Beaumont, Jefferson, Texas, United States
      gender: Female
      marital status: Widowed
      birth date: 07 Dec 1885
      birthplace: Geneva, Texas
      father's name: John L Cordray
      mother's name: Mary Payne
      certificate number: 78696
      film number: 2242914
      digital folder number: 005145841
      image number: 03277
      Collection: "Texas, Deaths (New Index, New Images), 1890-1976," Mary Emma Mcgown, 1973

      On the Williams-McNaughten Tree at Ancestry.com, she is shown as a niece of Daniel C. Cordray (1834-1905), also of Sabine County, her father John Lawrence Cordray also being a son of Jonathan Cordray and Elizabeth Tomlinson. The transcription of the San Augustine City Cemetery also shows that John Randolph Cordray (1884-1968) was a son of John Cordray and Mary Payne, therefore a brother of Mary Cordray McGown.
    Person ID I26463  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John Lawrence "J. L." Cordray,   b. 13 Jan 1854, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1896  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Mary "Mollie" E. Payne,   b. Nov 1859, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1921  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Y  [4
    • Their double tombstone at the Payne-Williams Cemetery is inscribed "Having finished life's duty They now sweetly rest."
    Family ID F12720  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Houston Everett McGown,   b. 15 Jul 1881, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jan 1958, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
     1. Ralph Edward McGown,   b. 15 Dec 1904, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1973, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Leonard Everett McGown,   b. 13 Sep 1906, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1909, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     3. Novie Laura McGown,   b. 16 Jan 1909, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1909, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Clarissa Lucille McGown,   b. 12 Sep 1910, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1987, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     5. William Leroy McGown, Sr.,   b. 20 Sep 1912, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1987, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Mary Ann McGown,   b. 17 Oct 1914, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2005, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     7. Dicy Faye McGown,   b. 12 Mar 1917, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1975, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F8747  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Dec 1885 - Geneva, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Oct 1973 - Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parentsí birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine, Justice Precinct 4 Enumerated 12 & 13 Janaury 1920 by Napolon B. Mason SD 326 DE 171 Sheet 6B & 7A 120-128 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S33] FamilySearch.org, Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, (http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/).

    3. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Sabine County, Pr. 8 Enumerated 5 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 72 Sheet 5B (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1514] McCary, Mackie & Kay, Fussell, and Toole "Payne-Williams Cemetery, Sabine County, Texas" Cemetery Index ; http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~txsabine/burials/.