American folk musician ... believed to have written more than 1,000 folk-type songs ... died from Huntington's disease ... son of Charles Edward GUTHRIE and Nora Belle (nee TANNER or perhaps SHERMAN) Guthrie
"... his younger sister Clara was killed in an oil stove explosion, his mother developed Huntington's chorea and later died in a state asylum... married 1st in the early 1930's to the former Mary Esta JENNINGS, then in 1945 to the former Marjorie Mazia Greenblatt. Both marriages ended in divorce ...
" ... he fathered eight children by three wives, and perhaps a ninth, unacknowledged ..."
" ... April 1940 resided with wife Mary E, 23 yrs, Gwendolyn 4 yrs, Carlylon 2 yrs and Bill R. 6 months, in Pampa, Gray, Texas, occupation radio singer. "
" ... surviving are two daughters of his first marriage Mrs Gwendolyn Lackey of Los Angeles and Mrs Sue Garvin of Whittier, Calif; two sons and a daughter of his second marriage, Arlo, a folk singer; Joady and Nora Lee, all of New York; a sister Mrs Hulett Edgmon of Seminole, Okla and a brother George of Long Beach, Calif.
1920 Census Okemah, Okfuskee, Oklahoma Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 149
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On 2 Nov 2014 at 02:57 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:
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