William Lee Kirkley, William Lee and Lenora Kirkley

Descendants of William Lee Kirkley

William Lee Kirkley & His Descendents

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM LEE5 KIRKLEY (ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1) was born 15 Sep 1884 in Marlin, Falls County, Texas1, and died 13 Oct 1947 in Ardmore, Okla.. He married (1) LYDIA BOYNTON2 Bef. 1917 in Galveston County, Texas. He married (2) LENORA CATHERINE COWAN Nov 19183, daughter of WILLIAM COWAN and ANNA NYE. She was born 10 Dec 1900, and died 28 Jan 1957 in Galveston, Tex.. He married (3) ELLA WELLS SMITH KIRKLEY Mar 1947, daughter of RUBIN WELLS and CATHERINE WILHITE. She was born 31 Jan 1884 in Dallas Co., Texas4, and died 24 Jan 1982 in Ardmore, Carter Co., Oklahoma4.

Notes for WILLIAM LEE KIRKLEY:

Information on 1917 Registration Card for military service: medium height and build, grey eyes, brown hair. Nearest kin: Wife, Lydia Boynton Kirkley of Galveston, Texas. Occupation: Railroad Fireman on GCSF Railroad. Was 33 years old. Name was Willie Lee Kirkley

Ella Wells Smith Kirkley was married to David Daniel Kirkley, William Lee Kirkley's older brother. He passed away in Dec. 1946, and William Lee Sr. married Ella in March 1947 , just 7 months before he died on Oct. 13, 1947.

Willie Lee moved to Oklahoma in 1945. (from Fern Kirkley Hoffman June 29, 2008)

William Lee was living in his parent's household on 1900 Linn Flat, Nacogdoches County Texs Federal Census. He was 15 years old, and a farm laborer. His maternal grandmother, Mary Osteen Brown age 88, was living in same household.

Notes for LYDIA BOYNTON:

Lydia Boynton listed as wife, living in Galveston, Galveston County, Texas on 1917 Registration Card for military service. .

Notes for LENORA CATHERINE COWAN:

Listed as Katherine on 1920 Galveston County Texas Census, age 21, married to

William Kirkley

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM KIRKLEY and LENORA COWAN:

divorced June 1936

Notes for ELLA WELLS SMITH KIRKLEY:

Ella (full name: Syrena Louella Wells)

Parents: Reuben Wells and Martha Catherine Wilhite Lewis

3 sisters: Annabelle Wells

Sarah "Sallie" Wells/Edmondson Lily (died at age 2)

1 brother: G. W. Wells b. June 26, 1877 Collin Co., Texas

d. February 16, 1966

buried Springer, Oklahoma Cemetery

Ella's funeral paid for by "Arby---$1,633

Burial was paid for by her daughter, Billie McMullen.

Children of WILLIAM KIRKLEY and LENORA COWAN are:

2. i. WILLIAM LEE6 KIRKLEY, JR., b. 11 Aug 1920, Texas; d. Sep 1980, Temple, Texas.

ii. DAVID MARION KIRKLEY, b. 23 Feb 1923, Galveston, Texas; d. 14 May 1997, Houston, Harris County, Texas; m. (1) BILLIE _________, 1946; d. Unknown; m. (2) KATHERINE SECHELSKI, 21 Jul 1973, Houston, Harris County, Texas; b. Abt. 1904; m. (3) ELIZABETH TWARDOWSKY5, 25 Sep 1982, Houston, Harris County, Texas6; b. 1913.

Notes for DAVID MARION KIRKLEY:

SS # 451-16-5252

Notes for BILLIE _________:

Billie had a daughter from a previous marriage who was killed

in Louisiana in 1949 at age 16

iii. MARVIN GLEN KIRKLEY, b. 1924, Galveston, Texas; d. 04 Jun 1926, Galveston, Texas.

Notes for MARVIN GLEN KIRKLEY:

Death Certificate # 21477 (Texas Death Index---1905 to 2000)

Found on same page as Robert Kirkley, Marvin's grandfather.

3. iv. FERN ELLEN KIRKLEY, b. 30 Jun 1927, Galveston, Texas.

v. NITA BARBARA KIRKLEY7, b. 29 May 1929, Galveston, Texas; d. 29 May 1929, Galveston, Texas.

vi. ROBERT LEE KIRKLEY7, b. 09 Apr 1931, Galveston, Texas; d. 1931, stillborn.

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM LEE6 KIRKLEY, JR. (WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1) was born 11 Aug 1920 in Texas, and died Sep 1980 in Temple, Texas8. He married BEATRICE PIMENTAL SCHMIDT 1945 in Galveston, Texas. She was born 05 Dec 1915, and died 02 Nov 1989 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas9.

Notes for BEATRICE PIMENTAL SCHMIDT:

Brought daughter, Bertha Lee, and son, Louis, into the marriage

with William Lee Kirkley, Jr.

Her name on birth record for Paul David Kirkley is Beatrice Patric Hernandez. Her name on Death Record and Burial in Houston National Cemetery is Beatrice Patricia Kirkley.

Children of WILLIAM KIRKLEY and BEATRICE SCHMIDT are:

i. BERTHA LEE7 SCHMIDT.

ii. LOUIS SCHMIDT.

4. iii. PAUL DAVID KIRKLEY, b. 17 Feb 1947, Galveston, Texas.

3. FERN ELLEN6 KIRKLEY (WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1) was born 30 Jun 1927 in Galveston, Texas. She married EDWARD FRED HOFFMAN10 03 Jun 1945 in Galveston, Tex.. He was born 18 Jul 1926 in Galveston, Texas.

Notes for FERN ELLEN KIRKLEY:

Marriage Notes for FERN KIRKLEY and EDWARD HOFFMAN:

Divorced March 14, 1971; Fern took her maiden name back.

Children of FERN KIRKLEY and EDWARD HOFFMAN are:

5. i. LINDA KAY7 HOFFMAN, b. 07 May 1947, Galveston, Texas.

6. ii. JUDIE LYN HOFFMAN, b. 14 Jan 1952, Galveston, Texas.

iii. KAREN LEE HOFFMAN, b. 11 May 1954, Galveston, Texas; m. (1) PAUL BEARDEN, 1974, Austin, Texas; m. (2) JOSH FREEMAN, 1980, Houston, Harris Co., Texas; m. (3) GARY LEE, 1988, Houston, Harris Co., Texas; m. (4) BILLY KNIGHT, Jan 1993; b. Jan 1942.

Notes for BILLY KNIGHT:

Billy brought 4 children into the marriage with Karen Lee.

7. iv. MARLA GAY HOFFMAN, b. 14 Apr 1955, Galveston, Texas.

8. v. ELISE ANN HOFFMAN, b. 04 Sep 1958, Galveston, Texas.

Generation No. 3

4. PAUL DAVID7 KIRKLEY (WILLIAM LEE6, WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1) was born 17 Feb 1947 in Galveston, Texas. He married (1) BARBARA JEAN CULPEPPER11 06 Aug 1966 in Houston, Harris County, Texas12. She was born Abt. 1947. He married (2) DELILAH WILLIAMS 25 Dec 1992 in Williamson County, Texas13. She was born Abt. 1950.

Notes for PAUL DAVID KIRKLEY:

Mother's name on birth certificate: Beatrice Patric Hernandez

Children of PAUL KIRKLEY and BARBARA CULPEPPER are:

i. CHILD8 KIRKLEY.

ii. ANOTHER CHILD KIRKLEY.

5. LINDA KAY7 HOFFMAN (FERN ELLEN6 KIRKLEY, WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1) was born 07 May 1947 in Galveston, Texas. She married (1) ARCH WILLARD HESTER, SR. 01 Jul 1967 in Galveston, Texas. He was born 30 Jun 1946. She married (2) LOUIS NATARO 1973. He died Aft. 1982 in Texas City, Texas.

Child of LINDA HOFFMAN and ARCH HESTER is:

i. ARCH WILLARD8 HESTER, JR., b. 14 Jun 1968.

Child of LINDA HOFFMAN and LOUIS NATARO is:

ii. HEATHER ELISE8 NATARO, b. 29 Jan 1982.

6. JUDIE LYN7 HOFFMAN (FERN ELLEN6 KIRKLEY, WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1)14 was born 14 Jan 1952 in Galveston, Texas. She married KIRBY LESTER, JR. 12 Feb 1971 in Galveston, Texas. He was born Aug 1947.

Children of JUDIE HOFFMAN and KIRBY LESTER are:

i. APRIL LYN8 LESTER, b. 29 Jun 1973.

ii. JILLIAN LEIGH LESTER, b. 06 Feb 1983.

7. MARLA GAY7 HOFFMAN (FERN ELLEN6 KIRKLEY, WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1)14 was born 14 Apr 1955 in Galveston, Texas. She married MICHAEL WAYNE DUHON, SR. 1974 in Galveston, Texas.

Notes for MARLA GAY HOFFMAN:

Marla and Michael were divorced in 1988.

Children of MARLA HOFFMAN and MICHAEL DUHON are:

i. MICHAEL WAYNE8 DUHON, JR., b. 10 Jan 1975.

ii. MELISSA ANN DUHON, b. 14 Feb 1982.

iii. MASON DUHON, b. 13 May 1986.

8. ELISE ANN7 HOFFMAN (FERN ELLEN6 KIRKLEY, WILLIAM LEE5, ROBERT4, ROBERT KIRKLEY3 SR., JAMES2 KIRKLEY, (SR.), JOHN1)14 was born 04 Sep 1958 in Galveston, Texas. She married LAWRENCE LIPPINCOTT 1984 in Houston, Harris Co., Texas.

Child of ELISE HOFFMAN and LAWRENCE LIPPINCOTT is:

i. MEREDITH ANN8 LIPPINCOTT, b. 10 Jun 1988.

Endnotes

1. Bureau of Vital Statistics, State of Texas, Certificate of Birth for William Lee Kirkley, County of Falls, City of Marlin, Texas, filed January 01, 1943.

2. Draft Registration Card for World War I, Dated 1917; Lydia listed as wife of William Lee Kirkley.

3. One World Tree on Ancestry.com, author: unknown.

4. Sandi Williams of Madera, California (sandi@MadNet.net).

5. Texas Marriage Index 1966 - 2002.

6. Texas Marriage Collection 1966-2002.

7. Texas Birth Index 1903 - 1997.

8. Texas Death Records, 1964-1998.

9. Social Security Death Index.

10. Fern Kirkley's records.

11. Listed in Texas Divorce Index 1968 - 2002.

12. Texas Divroce Index, 1968 - 2002.

13. Texas Marriage Index 1966 - 2002.

14. Texas Birth Index 1903 - 1997.