information on Lewis P. Barnett b. Oklahoma d. Los Angeles, CA

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I know Lewis P. Barnett was born on Mach 4,1902 in,what at the time, was Greer County, Texas.  His parents, Sol D. and Mary P. (Adams) Barnett were in Duke, Greer, Texas in the 1900 census, it's now Jackson county, Oklahoma.  He married Vivian S.  In the 1940 Hollis, Harmon, Oklahoma census his occupation is listed a town treasurer.  He died in Los Angeles, California on January 4, 1973.  Does anyone know Vivian's last name and when did they move to California.
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in Genealogy Help by Judy Smith G2G2 (2.5k points)

2 Answers

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Found on Priddy Family Tree on full name Vivian Silver

Hudson.This is a well documented tree.I have not found there marriage

record.But there first child born in 1926.So they would have married 1924-


by my calculation in 1940 he was 38,if he retired at age 65,he could have

moved to California about 1965.

Could be they never married,i had a couple in Louisiana,they married after

4 of there children were born.Vivian lived to age 88.
by Wayne Morgan G2G6 Pilot (916k points)
Thank you Wayne.  He was in an elected position so he wouldn't have necessarily retired.
+3 votes

This record gives her name:

California, Death Index, 1940-1997 

Vivian Silver Barnett
[Vivian Silver Hudson] 
Social Security #: 550340216
Gender: Female
Birth Date: 19 Sep 1907
Birth Place: Oklahoma
Death Date: 10 Jan 1995
Death Place: Los Angeles
Mother's Maiden Name: McKnight
Father's Surname: Hudson
by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)

This might be her from 1910 census. There is one other candidate but this birth year is closer:

Name: Vivian Hudson
Age in 1910: 3
Birth Year: abt 1907
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 2, Castro, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: W J Hudson
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's name: Mary Hudson 
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
W J Hudson 28
Mary Hudson 22
Vivian Hudson 3
Cordelia Hudson 0
Mary Hudson


And given he was in Hollis later this is probably Vivian in 1920, but again there's another candidate you should check:

Vivian Hudson
Age: 12
Birth Year: abt 1908
Birthplace: Oklahoma
Home in 1920: Hollis, Harmon, Oklahoma
Street: Street
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Parent's Name: Mary W Hudson
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Able to Speak English: Yes
Attended School: Yes
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Mary W Hudson 35
Vivian Hudson 12
Delia Hudson 10
Essie Hudson 7
Mary Hudson.    76 
76 year old Mary at end of list is enumerated as "mother" b virginia, but is probably more accurately mother in law. She has same birthplace (virginia) as her son per previous census year.

By 1930, Vivian and Lewis/Louis are married with children, still in Hollis. Vivian's mother is still widowed and now living with her  widowed sister and child in Hollis.  I say 

Sister because the California death index indicated Vivian's mother's maiden name 

was McKnight not Priddy  

Mary M Hudsonj
Birth Year: abt 1885
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Sister
Home in 1930: Hollis, Harmon, Oklahoma
Map of Home: View Map
Ward of City: No. 4
Dwelling Number: 2
Family Number: 2
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Texas
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Able to Speak English: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Katie L Priddy 42
Mary M Hudson 45
Richard H Priddy


Working back from there, the following is a strong candidate for Vivian's mother and grandparents in the 1900 census:

Mary W Mcknight
Age: 15
Birth Date: Nov 1884
Birthplace: Texas
Home in 1900: Duke, Greer, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter (Child)
Marital Status: Single
Father's name: Edward H Mcknight
Father's Birthplace: Mississippi
Mother's name: Catherine E Mcknight
Mother's Birthplace: Texas
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Edward H Mcknight 59
Catherine E Mcknight 53
Mary W Mcknight 15
Katheryn L Mcknight 11
Sallie R Lockwood 33
Hallie R Lockwood 12
Lillie M Lockwood 8
Willie R Lockwood
sallie Lockwood is enumerated as a widowed daughter and the children are enumerated as grandchildren to the head of household. 
And note that in this 1900 family is a sister Katherine to Mary, a few years younger, matching the widowed sisters Kate and Mary in the 1930 census above.
And one last reminder: these are all clues. I think they're pretty strong ones, but they really are only clues. Seek more records that support and even confirm these relationships.

Thanks Doug Lockwood for finding the record that cracked the rest of these clues.
Thank you Jilliane.  These clues are a big help.  I know a lot of people from SW Oklahoma migrated to California during the depression and dust bowl.
Hello I am a grand daughter of Lewis and Vivian Barnet. My mother was one of 4 of their children, Wilma Jean Barnet. As I remember being told Vivian's Mothers maiden name was McKnight.  Thank you for furthering my information and search.
Beverly, I would love if you can add any info on this tree.  My grandfather, Arthur was Lewis's brother.  He died when my dad was still young.

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