It's possible Ezra was was my Great Grandfather

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I had a Grt Grandfather named Ezra Lee McKenzie, who married Doris Ellen McKinzie, they had two children I am postive of, John Edward & William/Bill Lee. I am seeking info on this family as I have come to find that I may have or had a Great Uncle & Aunt that I didn't know existed until after the passing of my grandfather.

The all lived in Columbia Missouri at one time, St. Louis and Kansas City.
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The marriage record of MR. EZRA L McKINZIE and MISS DORIS ELLEN McKINZIE states that EZRA was under the age of 18 and DORIS was over the age of 18.  EZRA's father, J A McKINZIE, had to give "consent" for him to marry because he was under the age of 18.  They were married on Oct. 26, 1912 in Boone Co., Missouri.

I found EZRA and DORIS McKinzie on the 1920 Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri Census.  There are 3 children listed, but the handwriting is so bad that I had trouble reading the name of the first son, born about 1914.  This Census is transcribed below:

Head of household, EZRA McKINZIE, age 21, he rents his home, born in Missouri, parents born in Missouri, occupation is "coal miner".

Wife, DORIS McKINZIE, age 26, born in Oklahoma, parents born in Missouri.

Son, AUBY (?AUDY, DUBY) McKINZIE, age 5 years 6 months, born in Missouri.

Son, JOHNIE McKINZIE, age 4 years 2 months, born in Missouri.

Son, WILLIAM McKINZIE, age 2 years 3 months, born in Missouri.

I am so sorry that the oldest son's name is almost unreadable - is this the child you are looking for?

By the 1930 Census, this family is no longer together.  I think I found your WILLIAM McKINZIE, at age 12, living as a "ward" with the THOMAS J COLEMAN family on the 1930 Missouri, Boone Co., Missouri Census.

I could not find DORIS McKINZIE on the 1930 Census, but I found her on the 1940 Columbia, Boone Co., Missouri Census, living on Moss Avenue.  Transcribed below:

Head of household, DORIS McKENZIE, age 47, she rents her home for $15 per month, she is widowed; she was born in Oklahoma; she completed 1 year of high school; occupation is "waitress - tavern".

Daughter, ANNA LORA McKENZIE, age 17, born in Missouri, she completed 1 year of high school.

Granddaughter, DORIS JEAN DENNIS, age 4, born in Missouri.

Is ANNA LORA McKENZIE the child you are looking for?

DORIS's daughter, ANNA LORA McKENZIE, married MARION WILBUR HOUTCHENS on Sept. 9, 1941 in Jackson, Independence, Missouri.  ANNA is age 18, MARION is age 28.

Additional information on MARION WILBUR HOUTCHENS - born May 8, 1913 in Missouri and died May 1, 1975 in Contra Costa, California; buried in the Oak View Cemetery in Antioch, California.  He was the son of WILLIAM R and NANNIE HOUTCHENS.

It appears that ANNA LORA and MARION HOUTCHENS were not married very long, according to the marriage records transcribed below:

There is record of the marriage of MARION WILBUR HOUTCHENS, age 29, and WILMA IRENE DE LONG, age 23, on Oct. 29, 1942 in Jackson Co., Missouri.

There is record of the marriage of ANNA LORA McKINZIE HOUTCHENS and JAMES EDWARDS WOODS, JR., on May 24, 1943 in Belion, Cass Co., Missouri.  ANNA is age 20, JAMES is age 28.  It is noted on this record that ANNA and JAMES resided in Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri when they married.

There is record of the death of DORIS ELLEN McKENZIE on April 23, 1991 in Kansas City, Jackson Co., Missouri.

I hope some of this helps you - Sincerely, Melinda



by Melinda A G2G6 Mach 1 (16.7k points)

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