Tuesday, March 10, 2015

On this day: Birth of Ira S. Hutson (10 Mar 1894)

Today’s ancestor, Ira S. Hutson, was my 1st cousin 3 times removed. Our common ancestor is Robert Hutson (1821-??), who is my third great grandfather. I descend through the son, Peter H. Hutson, while Ira descended through the son, Richard A. Hutson.
Ira's signature from his World War I Draft Registration

Ira S. Hutson was born on this day, 10 March 1894 in Clinton, Van Buren County, Arkansas[1] to Richard Alexander Hutson and Mary S. Middlebrook.[2] He was the fourth of six known children of Richard and Mary.

He married Jennie Brewer on 27 Aug 1914 in Van Buren County. Both were underage and Ira swore that the “parents on each side are knowing and perfectly willing for them to marry.”[3] He was 20 years old and she was 18. They both were from Formosa, Arkansas which was southwest of the county seat of Clinton. 

Ira registered for the draft on 5 Jun 1917, saying he was married with two children. He had black hair and gray eyes, and was of medium height and build. Ira was a farmer.

Together, he and Jennie had 3 children: Flora, Irwin S., and Lula M.

Later in 1935, Ira and Jennie divorced.[4] He lived for a time in Pemiscot County, Missouri and then found his way to McIntosh County, Oklahoma.[5] 

He married Velma Mae Winsett on 2 Oct 1937. By April 1940,  they had two children: Barnie L. and Mary E.  His second wife was just 18 with a fifth grade education. Ira’s highest grade was 8th. He rented his farm and worked as a farmer.

According to a tree on Ancestry.com, Ira and Velma had  a total of nine children, two of which had died in infancy.[6]

Ira died on 9 April 1980 and is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.[7] Velma died 25 Mar 1997.[8]



[1] "WW I Draft Registration," database and images, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com), Ira S. Hutson.
[2] He was enumerated with his parents in 1900 and 1910: Arkansas, Van Buren, 1900 U.S. census, Griggs, ED 141, sheet 8a, p. 328 (stamped), dwelling 137, family 138, Richard Hutson , digital image, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Apr 2011), National Archives and Records Administration, T623, roll 78.  Arkansas, Van Buren, 1910 U.S. census, Griggs, enumeration district (ED) 123, sheet 2b, dwelling 33, family 33, Richard A Hutson, Digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 2 Apr 2011),National Archives and Records Administration, T624, roll 66.
[3] “Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957,” Van Buren County, Bk 11, p 66, 1914, Ira Hutson-Jennie Brewer; FHL film 2131955.
[4] “Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939,” Ancestry.com : accessed 10 Mar 2015, 1935, Mississippi County, I.S. Hutson & Jennie Hutson, Doc no. 5883, cert. no. 2323, vol. 12; citing Arkansas Genealogical Society.
[5] Oklahoma, McIntosh Co, 1940 US Census, pop sched, Beck, ED 46-1,sht 1b, fam 14, Ira S Hutson, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 10 Mar 2015), citing NARA T627, roll 3310.
[6] “Hutson Family Tree,” owned by bhutsonii, Ancestry.com : 10 Mar 2015.
[7] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 33623749, Park Hill Cem, Park Hill OK, Ira S. Hutson.
[8] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 33623764, Park Hill Cem, Park Hill OK, Velma Mae Hutson.

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