Friday, January 10, 2014

52 Ancestors: #2 Thurman Allen Poe (1888-1979)

Thurman Allen Poe was born in Grayson County, Texas in 1888. He died in 1979 in Sparks, Nevada.   I have not found him in the 1900 census, but in 1910 he was in Grady County, Oklahoma.  He married Olga Engdahl about 1919 in Nevada.  Why did he move to Nevada?  How did he meet Olga?  How did he get from Oklahoma to Nevada? 


Thurman Allen, or sometimes listed as Allen Thurman, spent the rest of his live in Sparks, Washoe County, Nevada.  Thurman and Olga had five children, and one son, Clifford, died at about age 8.  Raymond Verne Poe was my biological father.  The three daughters were born between 1924 and 1934.  Since I don’t know if they are still living, I will not write more about them.


Thurman and Olga divorced and I believe that Thurman married a Myrtle Dailey about 1960.  I don’t know anything more about Myrtle or any children she may have had before marrying Thurman. 


If someone has photos of Thurman, Olga or Raymond, I would appreciate copies.  I am still looking for documentation of the facts that I’ve presented.  I would enjoy collaborating with anyone researching this Poe family line.


This blog posting was inspired by Amy Johnson Crow in her challenge of writing about 52 ancestors in 52 weeks.  No Story Too Small