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Cryer Family History

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Re: Cryer Family History

Posted: 1182400145000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1222013157000
Surnames: Cryer, Lawson

I am not related.

Requirement of recording births and deaths in Texas began in 1903 but was not widely enforced.

Many early births are listed as "infant of" and gives the name of the father and not the child. Such is the case for my own father born in 1926.

Using the data base from Ancestry.com you will also need to put surname of father in place of the mother's name, do not use a first name, select a county, for some of these early births.

I find Dalko Cryer in the 1930 census in Coke county. Most of the 1890 census burned in 1921.

27 Apr 1930; Census Place: Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: 2309; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 71.0.
Dwelling # 66
Thomas F Cryer age 37 born TX appx 1893 was 20 when he married Alice, father from US, mother AR, laborer in oil field, rented residence $4.00 month did not have a radio.
Alice R LAWSON Cryer 34 1896 TX father KY mother TX was 17 when she married Thomas
Roy L Cryer 14 1916
Tommy L Cryer 13 1917
Elena Cryer 11 1919
Albert F Cryer 9 1921
Dalko Cryer 7
Mary E Cryer 16 Jan 1924 Coke
Opal W Cryer 4 Ople born 24 Jul 1925 Coke
Martha A Cryer 3 8/12 1926
Ruby Fay Cryer 9/12 25 Jun 1929 Coke

Elena Cryer & Elmer Newton Hurst:
Howard Bennett 10 Dec 1939 Howard
Thomas Monroe 10 Oct 1941 Howard
Joyce Marie 1 Jun 1935 Bailey

Elena Cryer & Howard Albert Chapman:
James Larry 22 Sep 1946 Brown

An Opal B Cryer married Earl James Barker: Earl Gene Barker 23 Sep 1946 Kimble and James William Barker 21 Jun 1949 Gillespie.
1930; Census Place: Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: 2309; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 5; Image: 71.0.
Dwelling # 74
Mary J Cryer age 64 born AR appx 1866 widow, was 17 when she married, father/mother from MS, record says she owned her farm.
Barbara Cryer age 22 daughter born TX 1908 father from TX

Charles G Cryer 1888
Mary M wife 1891
Mary L dtr 1914
Dora A dtr 1917
Lois dtr 1919 - married Homer H Good, Charles Muggins Good born 23 Jan 42 Coke
Anna M 1920

Maudie Jo Good 17 Dec 1943 Pecos Co, daughter of Homer and Lois Cryer

?
Name: Ralph Cryer
Home in 1930: Precinct 5, Cooke, Texas
Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Head married at age 34 still married
Race: White
said both parents from AR, tool dresser at bit shop

1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T625_1787; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 644.
Thomas F Cryer 25 TX TX TX working at a gin as stationary engineer, Ft Chadbourne Village written in margin.
Allis R Cryer 23 TX TX TX
Lillie M 7
Roy L 3 10/12
Lorene 2 9/12
Elena 1 2/12

10 Jan 1920;Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T625_1787; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 19; Image: 646.
Thomas L Cryer 58 1862 TX father AL mother GA owned his farm property free of mortgage North Ft Chadbourne written in margin.
Mary J Cryer 53 1867 AR father US mother GA
Annie F Cryer 19 1901 TX
Barbara A Cryer 12 1908 TX
Charles G Cryer 31 1889 TX married
May Cryer 28 1892 TX dtr in law parents US
Mary L Cryer 6 1914 TX grand dtr
Dora A Cryer 3 7/12 1916 TX grand dtr
Lois Cryer 1 8/12 1918 TX grand dtr
Annie Cryer 0/12 TX grand dtr

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T624_1538; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 23; Image: 1126.
James S Cryer 48 born TX married once 26 yrs father MS mother GA, Ft Chadbourne
Mary J Cryer 44 born AR mother of 7 living children of 8 parents MS
Charles G Cryer 21
Frankie Ann Cryer 9 - was probably Frances Ann
Bubia A Cryer 2 - Barbara
. . . next to James and Mary
William B Cryer 1876 TX MS GA 2nd marriage 6 yrs
Addie L wife 1887 ? TX MO MO
Docia L Shearard 14 step dtr 1896 TX - 9 yrs age diff between Docia and Addie ?
Willie L Cryer 1902 dtr
Lola E Cryer 1905 dtr

Thomas Cryer, appx 17 yrs old in 1910, was not found in the 1910 census and can not explain why his father listed as James in one record. Sisters "Lizzie" and Bessie Cryer are married by 1910. Elon Ralph Cryer, brother, has moved out also. One child appears to have died in childhood.

1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 3, Coke, Texas; Roll: T623 1620; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 14.
Thomas L Cryer 38 born 4/1862 TX married 17 yrs father GA mother MS farm property mortgaged
Mary J Cryer 34 born Mar 1866 AR 5 living children of 6 parents MS
Lizzie 15 10/1884
Elan R 14 son 12/1885
Charley G 12 1/1888
Bessie E 9 7/1890
Thomas 8 5/1892

WW I Draft registration cards, 1917 - 1918

Name: Thomas Fate Cryer Jr.
City: Not Stated
County: Coke
State: Texas
Birthplace: Texas;United States of America
Birth Date: 30 May 1892
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1952404

His middle name was probably Lafayette.

Name: Charles Gobe Cryer
City: Not Stated
County: Brewster
State: Texas
Birthplace: Mills Co, Texas;United States of America
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1888
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1927370
DraftBoard: 0
tall, slender, blue eyes, brown hair

Name: Elon Ralph Cryer
Address: Clifton
County: Greenlee
State: Arizona
Birth Date: 29 Dec 1885
Race: White
Roll: 1522447
DraftBoard: 0
auto truck driver for State of AZ in Clifton
nearest relative: Mrs. Mary Cryer, Fort Chadburn, Coke, TX
12 Sept 1918
medium height, build, grey eyes, brown hair


Name: Thomas Fate Cryer
Death Date: 15 May 1929
Death County: Coke
Certificate: 24470

Thomas Cryer Sr is only one in Coke county.

Name: Mary J. Cryer
Death Date: 8 Nov 1945
Death County: Nolan
Certificate: 50012

Mary Ollie Cryer 20 Feb 1942 Mills county. There is probably relationship of some type to the Cryer's in Mills county as that was where Charles was born.

Barbara Alice Cryer 2 Oct 1940 Tom Green

Name: Charles G. Cryer
Death Date: 15 Dec 1944
Death County: Pecos
Certificate: 58514

Name: Thomas Cryer Jr
Death Date: 21 Jan 1971
Death County: Kimble
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single

Name: Thomas Cryer
Death Date: 16 Oct 1969
Death County: Hardin
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single

Name: Elon Cryer
Death Date: 29 Jun 1968
Death County: Runnels
Gender: Male
Marital Status: Single

Infant of E R Cryer born 10 Feb 1923 Coke - should be Agnes Cryer

Myrtle Cryer & Robert Rutledge:
Helen Roberta Rutledge 2 Mar 1939 Coke
James Lee Rutledge 28 Mar 1946 Pecos

Annie Cryer & Paul Wright:
Dorthy Marie Wright 20 Apr 1932 Coke

I find Paul Wright in Montague county in 1930 record whose wife was listed as Frankie A born about 1901 TX, father TX, mother AR. Paul was born abt 1890 in New Mexico, was a tool driver in the oil field. Frankie said she was 19 when she married. Mary L born abt 1922, Eula F 1924, Pauline A 1926 and Robert Wayne 1927. Paul's father from TX and mother MO.

Paul and Frankie Wright are residing next to Elon Ralph Cryer who married when he was 19? to Helen E born about 1899 in NM, father TX, mother MO and was possibly sister to Paul Wright. Myrtle born abt 1920 TX, Agnes 1923 TX and Ettie P 1928. Elon was working in the oil field and I think he was also listed as Ralph Cryer in Cooke county in 1930. Helen Cryer said she also married when she was 19.

1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Montague, Texas; Roll: 2377; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 806.0.

Name: Helen E Wright
Age in 1910: 11
Estimated birth year: abt 1899
Birthplace: New Mexico
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Leander S
Father's Birth Place: Texas 1851 was widower in 1910
Mother's Birth Place: Missouri
Home in 1910: Hope, Eddy, New Mexico
Marital Status: Single
Olive M Wright 1894 NM
Eulah M Wright 1897 NM

Unable to find the Wright's in 1900 census. Helen Cryer died in Runnels county.

Name: Robert Wayne Wright
Date of Birth: 7 Jan 1928
Gender: Male
Birth County: Montague
Father's name: Paul Wright
Mother's name: Frankie Annie Cryer

Pauline Wright & Lester Orville Holmes:
Jacqueline Beth 5 Dec 1964 Howard
Joe Lynne 10 Nov 1949 Dickens
Lori Ann 9 Feb 1963 Howard
Sheri Dawn 18 Jul 1960 Howard
Tracy Lee 4 Oct 1961 Howard
Truly Kay 29 Jul 1953 Nolan

1880; Census Place: , Brown, Texas; Roll: T9_1292; Family History Film: 1255292; Page: 419.2000; Enumeration District: 26; .
R Cryer 1827 LA farmer and stock father LA mother MS
E Cryer 1835 GA wife parents GA
Henry Cryer 1857 TX
Thomas Cryer 1861 TX
Alice Cryer 1869 TX
Lina Cryer 1873 TX
Billie Cryer 1875 TX
Oliver Cryer 1853 TX nephew

1870, Jasper Co TX
Wade R Cryer 1833 LA
Mary J Cryer 1839 TX
Arthur Cryer 1858 TX
Thomas Cryer 1863 TX
Mary S Cryer 1867 TX
John H Cryer 1869 TX

1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, Brown, Texas; Roll: T623 1615; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 9.
William H Lawson 4/1865 KY married 9 yrs father MO mother TN, owned his farm
Samantha E "Lizzie" Lawson 9/1874 TX mother of 5 children father TX mother IL
Lula Lawson 10/1891
Lewis A Lawson 2/1893
Alice Lawson 10/1894
Willie J Lawson 12/1897 son

1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 6, Mills, Texas; Roll: T624_1578; Page: 7A; Enumeration District: 211; Image: 577.
William H Lawson 45 KY MO TN married 19 yrs
Lizzie 34 TX TX IL 8 living children of 9
Louis H 17 son
Allis 14 dtr
Willie J 13 son
Lillie 8 dtr
Mattie 4 dtr
Cordie 3 dtr
Ardie 1 11/12 son

1920;Census Place: Brownwood Ward 1, Brown, Texas; Roll: T625_1782; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 179.
William H Lawson 55
Samantha T Lawson 45
William J 24
Mattie M 14
Andy/Audie G 11
Guy A 9 son
Foy R 7 son

1930; Census Place: Brownwood, Brown, Texas; Roll: 2302; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 687.0.
Henry Lawson 64
Lizzie 54
Andrew 21
Guy 19
Foy 17
Fay/Foy Richards 7 8/12 grandson
Dorothy Richards 6 2/12 grand dtr

Name: William Henry Lawson
Death Date: 31 Oct 1938
Death County: Brown
Certificate: 44537

Name: Lizzie Lawson
Death Date: 20 Jul 1936
Death County: Brown
Certificate: 34522

Name: Cordie Samantha Jene Lawson
Death Date: 2 Aug 1917
Death County: Brown
Certificate: 21281

ALICE CRYER 31 Oct 1894 Jan 1975 78641 (Leander, Williamson, TX)

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