Seeking information on Dorothy McCollough

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Hi everyone I am back with another question. Several months ago I came across a name that was unfamiliar to me. You see, I was searching through some census records from the 1930 census. Census records from that particular year, list my great grandparents Austin and Lilly Williams as well as well their children. However, there is also a girl listed in their household named Dorothy McCullough. When I first discovered this, I immediately searched to see if I could find out who she was as well as if I could find any additional information about her. My initial search yielded no results and I actually forgot about her until recently. This is because I was looking at the family of one of my dna matches and I noticed that there were some McCulloughs in his family tree. In actuality, I have very little information about Dorothy but here is what I know. On the 1930 census she is listed as 12 years old, so I suppose that her date of birth could vary between 1915 and 1918 and that she and both of her parents were born in Alabama. Additionally, she is also listed as the niece of my great grandparents. On another note, I also searched the 1940 census and other records and I was unable to find any additional information about her. I believe one explanation could be that she got married and that her last name possibly changed and that she had moved out of of my great grandparents home by the time the 1940 census had been taken. As always, if anyone has any information that they can share about Dorothy, or can help me to find out who she was or can help me to figure out the family connection, your help would be greatly appreciated.
in Genealogy Help by Trent Witcher G2G1 (1.8k points)

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Hello Trent.

Dorothy married Jack Ringstaff 10 Jun 1934. She said she was 18. (She was 16 as can be seen on the 1940 Census more below).

Name: Jack Ringstaff

Event Type: Marriage

Event Date: 10 Jun 1934

Event Place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States

Age: 21

Birth Year (Estimated): 1913

Spouse's Name: Dorothy McCullough

Spouse's Age: 18

Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated): 1916

Citing this Record

"Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QKMB-8M8J : 6 November 2017), Jack Ringstaff and Dorothy McCullough, 10 Jun 1934; citing Montgomery, Alabama, United States, County Probate Courts, Alabama; FHL microfilm 1,888,241.


Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Jack Ringstaff Head M 27 Alabama

Dorthy Ringstaff Wife F 22 Alabama

Fred W Ringstaff Son M 5 Alabama

Beatrice Ringstaff Daughter F 4 Alabama

Jack Ringstaff Son M 2 Alabama

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1P5-Q98 : 9 February 2020), Jack Ringstaff in household of Jack Ringstaff, Ward 7, Montgomery, Election Precinct 7, Montgomery, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-52, sheet 10A, line 10, family 211, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 69.


Jack and Dorothy were living not far from your great grandparents:

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace

Austin Williams Head M 42 Alabama

Lilly Williams Wife F 40 Alabama

Thaddeus Williams Son M 20 Alabama

Johnny M Williams Daughter F 18 Alabama

Elnora Williams Daughter F 16 Alabama

Uther Williams Son M 22 Alabama

Willie J Williams Son M 14 Alabama

Samuel Williams Son M 5 Alabama

Helen M Williams Daughter F 3 Alabama

Citing this Record

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1P5-C9W : 9 February 2020), Helen M Williams in household of Austin Williams, Ward 7, Montgomery, Election Precinct 7, Montgomery, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 51-52, sheet 3B, line 64, family 64, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 69.


I hope that the above info may be of some help in your search.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (681k points)
selected by Trent Witcher
Hi Ruben. Many thanks to you for the information on Dorothy.
You are welcome, Trent.

Thanks for the star.
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Dorothy McCollough, United States Census, 1920 Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama

John D McCollough  Head age 33                                        Willie Lee    "             Wife  age 31                                 Dorothy      "        Daughter age  7                                         Helen          "       Daughter age  6                               Virginia        "       Daughter age  3

All Household Members born in Alabama
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)
Thank you Frank for sharing this information.
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Dorothy 1930Census listed as Niece. Meaning she was

a daughter of one of Williams sisters. See if you can find

in 1920 census.Also look for a McCullough marry  a

Williams.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (915k points)

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