Alice (Yates) Gayer

Alice (Yates) Gayer (1885 - 1941)

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Alice Gayer formerly Yates
Born in Washington, Louisiana, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married 21 Dec 1904 in St. Tammany, Louisianamap
Died in Hemphill, Texas, United Statesmap
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Biography

Alice was born in 1885. [1] She is the daughter of John Yates and Sarah Blocker. She was married to Herman Gayer in 1904 (and isn't that wedding dress amazing?) [2] According to her daughter Juanita, "They had an early wedding, followed by a Wedding Breakfast and left by train for New Orleans. During their honeymoon they stayed at the old Montleone Hotel in the French Quarter." [3]

Juanita wrote of her mother, "I teased Mother once about being the only one in the family without a middle name and without a nickname. I think she was glad about that part, but she said she knew something about being the middle child (which she was) -- it seemed she was *always* rocking babies. Mother and Aunt Susie were two of the most unselfish people I have ever known. I don't believe either of them ever had a mean thought. When I was a child and we went back to Louisiana, some older person was always telling me, "Your mother was the prettiest girl in the Parish." Well naturally I thought that she was pretty, too, but more importantly she was a sweet person.[3]

They moved to Texas sometime before 1920. [4] One of her letters from Texas to her brother Fred is uploaded here.

She passed away in 1941 and is buried in Ellis Cemetery. [5]

Research

  • 1900 Census: living at home with family in St. Tammany Parish. [1]
  • 1904 - Marriage[2]
  • Letter from Juanita [3]
  • 1910 Census - Alice, Herman, Aubrey, Harrison (Herman's brother) - Lee Street, Franklinton. [6]
  • 1920 Census - Alice, Herman, Aubrey, Juanita - Sabine, Texas [4]
  • 1930 Census - Herman, Alice, Aubrey, Juanita. East Mayfield, Sabine, TX [7]
  • 1940 US Census - Missing
  • TODO - Find death notice, anything else in Sabine County
  • 1941 - Grave [5]
  • Poole Funeral Home Records 1916-1960. [8]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 Year: 1900; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 2, Saint Tammany, Louisiana; Roll: 583; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 0079; FHL microfilm: 1240583 Description Enumeration District : 0079; Description: Ward 1 including Madisonville Town Source Information Ancestry.com. 1900 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Louisiana Marriages, 1816-1906," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F4CP-F2H : 4 December 2014), Herman E. Gayer and Alice Yates, 21 Dec 1904; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1,463,133.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Notes by family historian Juanita Gayer, given to Boone Yates Richardson, and uploaded here.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Source Citation Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Sabine, Texas; Roll: T625_1842; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 169; Image: 881Description: Justice Precinct 2, Justice Precinct 7 Source Information Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch. Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
  5. 5.0 5.1 https://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=38977039
  6. Source Citation Year: 1910; Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Washington, Louisiana; Roll: T624_534; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0128; FHL microfilm: 1374547 Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.
  7. Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Sabine, Texas; Roll: 2388; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 0001; Image: 605.0; FHL microfilm: 2342122 Description Enumeration District : 0001; Description: EAST MAYFIELD TOWN Source Information Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  8. Poole Funeral Home Records 1916-1960, Washington Parish Louisiana Submitted by Bonnie Dier Transcribed by Washington Parish Family History Society Date: June 16, 2012. Accessed June 13, 2018 http://files.usgwarchives.net/la/washington/obits/poole2012.txt


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