Okie family, including the 10,000th Newton on WikiTree, up for adoption

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Here's an Okie family that moved to California sometime between 1924 and 1930. The most interesting things about this family is that the father, John B. Newton, shows three different states as his birthplace in consecutive censuses. Here they are:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-9997 John B Newton, father
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Griffith-7588 Sarah Griffin, his wife
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-9998 Jessie, a dau
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-9999 George, a son
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-10000 Calvin, a son
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-10001, James C, a son
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-10002 J Bennie, a son
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-10003 Ralph, a son
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-10004 Ola, a dau
https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Newton-10005 Leroy, a son

This is the third census. John had remarried before this census:

"United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch(https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K97Q-YTT : 14 March 2018), John B Newton, Judicial Township 15, Kern, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 15-85B, sheet 19B, line 71, family 340, 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 215.

WikiTree profile: John Newton
in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

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Most of the children's death records list their mother's maiden name as Marsh.  

If you read the obit at the FAG of https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Marsh-7806, it lists each of the children, and her brother a Marsh.

Marsh-7806 should show as connected tomorrow.  I have added her as a spouse to John Newton.  

I have not changed the mother of the children as of yet, I thought someone else should look at it first.
by S Stevenson G2G6 Pilot (111k points)
I saw (and stupidly did not cite) a family source that listed her as Griffin. I couldn’t find a marriage record, but still I should have been more careful. I’ll take another look at it. Thanks S!

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