Schnell, Douglas, and Harbison Genealogy
Lucille Jane Schnell (Wright) (Treadway): "Granny" | My Great Grandma
Gilbert Lulden Schnell Jr. and Rubein Jenevery "Gennie" "Jenny" Douglas (Lucille's parents)
Gilbert Lulden Schnell Sr. and Charlotte L. Wright | Joseph Sharp Schnell and Caroline A Sweet | James Sharp Schnell and Elizabeth Hickernell
William Bevin Douglas and Margaret Denice Harbison (Rubein Jenevery Douglas's parents)
John Jefferson Harbison and Harriet A. Day (Margaret Harbison's Parents) | John Harbison and Elizabeth Bybee | Moses Harbison and Anne Barlow | Matthew Harbison and Margaret Griffith
James H. Day and Denicia Clarinda Colvin (Harriet Day's Parents)
John Bybee, III and Elizabeth Kelly (Elizabeth Bybee's Parents), John Bybee, Jr. and Elizabeth Betsy McCann (Revolutionary War), John (Long John) Bybee I and Sarah Giles, Thomas Byee and Mary Elizabeth Thomas
William Bevin Douglas was born November 9, 1863, in Arkansas, to Alfred Douglas and an unknown mother.
Margaret Denice Harbison was born October 20, 1863, to John Jefferson Harbison and Harriet A. Day.
In the 1870 Census, Missouri, Iron County, Township 34 Range 1 East, Margaret is 7 years old living with her parents, Jefferson (32) and Harriett (37), and her siblings, Alice E. (11), Susan E. (9), Mary A (9), John (5), and Julie (3). There is a border, Peter Freeman, working on the farm. Her father's occupation is "wagon making" and he was born in Kentucky. He owned real estate valued at 200 and personal property valued at 300. He could not read or write, but her mother could read and write. The census taker miswrote the surname as Harrison.
In the 1880 Census, Missouri, Iron County, Kaolin 049, Margaret is 16 and a servant in the home of Cornelius Townsend.
This is a transcription found in my Granny's (Lucille Schnell Wright Treadway) documents. It is transcribed on August 31, 1961. The date of August 22, 1883 is from before William and Margaret's marriage of August 3, 1886. (What is this date? John Jefferson Harbison married his second wife Stacy Lucinda Bell, on October 25, 1883.)
On June 25, 1883, Margaret has a son, Joseph Clifford Douglas, in Belleview, Missouri. His location of birth is from his social security application. He went by his middle name. Clifford was the first child of Margaret Douglas. It is not known who his father is, but possibly William was the only father-like figure he ever knew. Clifford was a smart man and worked as an engineer. He never married. However, his heart was set on only one woman. He had relations with his landlady and got her pregnant. She had an abortion. When Clifford came home from work, she bled to death in his arms. After that, he took to whiskey and died a drunk. Clifford was found dead by a janitor at Al Azar's Bar in St. Louis.
It would seem the above story is in part truth because I found that he married Rose Rettler and lived with her in St. Louis. He died May 15, 1943, at the age of 57 years from cancer of the larynx.
On February12, 1884, Margaret has a daughter, Rubein Jenevery Douglas, in Belleview, Iron County, Missouri.
William and Margaret married on August 3, 1886, in Iron County, by John Williams, a minister of the Gospel. (Marriage License)
On February 9, 1887, William and Margaret have a son, William Harry Douglas. Harry would marry Louise C. Reissen and have six children. Harry was slightly retarded. He died January 9, 1930, of Tuberculosis.
On June 14, 1889, William and Margaret have a daughter, Margaret Ellen May Douglas, born in Leeper, Missouri (What is source of location?)
Daughter Maggie would marry Alonzo Lamar "Lonnie" Clayton and have 8 children. She lived in Illinois, but at her request died in Iron County, Missouri, on June 21, 1946, and is buried at Ottery Community Cemetery in Ironton. She died of cervical cancer at the age of 57.
Margaret Ellen Clayton
Possibly.... Margaret Harbison Douglas with daughters,
Margaret Douglas Clayton and Leona Douglas Bishop
On June 24, 1892, William and Margaret have a son, John Henry Douglas, born in Grandon, Missouri. (location per obituary)
John married Annie Madison. He had no children and died on June 15, 1969 in Ironton at the age of 76 years.
John's obituary reads: John Douglas was born June 24, 1892, at Grandon, Missouri, a son of William and Margaret (Harbison) Douglas. He was a resident of Ironton for 33 years. He was 76 years, 11 months, and 19 days of age. He leaves to mourn four brothers and two sisters, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Anna (Madison) Douglas.
John and Annie Douglas, and Edna 1928 (I am not sure who Edna is, but she looks like Annie!)
John and Anne Douglas 1927
John and Anne Douglas
On November 4, 1894, William and Margaret have a son, Sidney Alphus Douglas in Leeper, Missouri (source of birth information?) He would marry Barbara Ellen Schuller and have no children. He quit a good job in St. Louis to be with his parents and worked digging Tiff (a mineral put in iron and tin for more strength). He also worked on Saturdays at a barber shop on Broadway. He was a really good barber. However, the owner asked him to go to school for a license, but he wouldn't do it, so he was fired. He possibly would not go because he could not read well. In 1982 he lived in Farmington. Sidney died on 15 Jan 1988, in Farmington, Missouri, at the age of 93.
Sidney Douglas, John Douglas, Ted Douglas and his boy, Larry Douglas
On March 6, 1897, William and Margaret have a son, Quinton Alexander Douglas.
Quinton would marry Cora M. Wright. (Cora is also related to me. Her father is Daniel Boone Wright who is the uncle of my great grandfather, James William Wright who married Lucille Jane Schnell (Granny); Lucille's mom is Rubein Jenevery Douglas, Quinton's sister).
Quinton and Cora would have four children. I met and spoke to their son, Chester, and his wife Edna, many times over the years. Because both of Chester's parents are related to me, that makes Chester doubly related to me. Chester always had such found memories of my Granny Lucy. Edna was also related to me, I believe it was through the Wrights.)
Quinton retired from working at a grocery company. Quinton and Cora attended Assembly of God Church in Ironton, Missouri. Quinton would die August 21, 1982, at the age of 85 years, and is buried in Nelson Cemetery, near Banner, Missouri. Cora died September 8, 1900, at the age of 90 years in Flat River, and is also buried at Nelson Cemetery.
Quinton and William Harry Douglas
William Harry Douglas. William Bevin Douglas (William Sr.), Quinton Douglas, and Quinton's son, William David Douglas (Four generations of Douglas men, three named William)
On April 3, 1899, William and Margaret have a daughter, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Arbelle Douglas. Lizzy would marry Louis Stirts and have six children. Lizzy would die November 29, 1985 in Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.
Louis and Lizzy Stirts
In the 1900 Census, Missouri, Iron County, Union Township, District 0047, William (35) was born in November 1864, Arkansas, his father was born in Arkansas, and his mother was born in Illinois. His occupation is a "day laborer" and he was unemployed 5 months. He cannot read or write. He rents a home. Margaret (35) was born in October 1864 in Missouri (her parents as well) and has had 8 children, all of whom are alive. Maragaret can read and write. William and Maragaret have been married 19 years. Children in the home are Joseph C (16), Ginevie (16), William H (14), Margaret E (11), John H (6), Sidney A (5), Quentin A (4), and Elizabeth (1).
On February 21, 1901, William and Margaret have a daughter, Macey Isebelle Douglas. Macey died on March 18, 1901.
On August 8, 1902, William and Margaret have a daughter, Leona Dollie Douglas. Leona would marry Henry C. Bishop and have 3 children. Leona would marry Ray Simpson in 1936. Leona would die March 14, 1979, in DeSoto, Missouri.
Katherine Bishop, Henry Bishop, Betty Jane Bishop, Leona Douglas Bishop 1929
Jessie Mae Wright Rutledge (my Grandma), Ed (Larry Edward Douglas), Leona Douglas, Bettie Biship (Leona's daughter), John Henry Douglas, Wallace Bishop (Leona's son), Ruby and June Wright (Grandma's sisters), and Katherine Bishop (Leona's daughter). It is interesting that Larry Edward Douglas's first daughter is named Jessie June Douglas.
On October 19, 1904, William and Margaret have a son, Theodore "Ted" Samuel Douglas Sr. in Graniteville, Missouri. What is source of location?) He would marry Addie Mae Smith and have two children. He would die June 8, 2001, in Potosi, Missouri, at the age of 96 years., and is buried in Caledonia Methodist Cemetery.
Teddy, Addie Mae, and Johnnie Douglas, 1927
On May 11, 1908, William and Margaret have a son, Larry Edward Douglas, in Caledonia, Missouri. (source of birth location?) He would marry Rose Olla Neff and have one child. This marriage would end in divorce. He would marry Dorothy H. Ore on 12 Oct 1943 and have 5 children. Lary would die September 1975 at the age of 67 years.
Larry and Lizzie (Elizabeth) Douglas, siblings.
In the 1910 Census, Missouri, Washington County, Belleview, District 0143, William B (44) and Maggie D (45) have been married 28 years. Maggie has had 12 children, 11 living. William's occupation is "teamster" in the "logs" industry. He was out of work on April 15, 1910. William could not read and write, but Maggie could read and write. He rented a house. He has a farm schedule of "6" (unless that is also part of the post calculations). Also in the home are children, John H. (17), Sidney A. (15), Quincy A. (13), Lizzie A (11), Leona M (8), Theordore S (5), and Lowery (1). Theordore and Lowery and listed as being born in Arkansas, which seems to be a census taker error switching the colomn with father's birth. Son Sidney is also a Teamster in the log industry.
In the 1920 Census, Missouri, St Louis (Independent City), St Louis Ward 8, District 0147, William (54) is renting a home on South 8th Street in St. Louis (which is near Soulard Market), could not read or write, and is working as a laborer in the foundry industry. A foundry is a factory that produces metal castings. Williams father is born in North Carolina and his mother in Illinois. Margaret (54) could read and write. Children in the home are John (26), Leona (18), Theodore (16), Laury (11), Syndy (23), and a daughter-in-law Barbara (19). Barbara immigrated in 1910 from Germany and was naturalized in 1917. Leona was working labeling in a grocery store, Theodore was a laborer at the foundry, and Syndy was a trucker at the foundary.
I note that their grandchildren from their deceased daughter Jenny are living about 5.5 miles away.
Note: William's father is born in North Carolina in the 1920 census and in Arkansas in the 1900 census. His birthplace is listed as "United States" in the 1910 census. In the 1930 census, his father is born in Illinois.
In the 1930 Census, Missouri, Washington, Belleview, District 0003, William (64) and Margarite (64) have moved back to Belleview from St. Louis and were 18 years old at the time of their marriage. Williams's father and mother are both born in Illinois and his occupation is laborer on a farm for wages. He is not a veteran. Also in the home are son John H. F. (37) who was 32 years old at the time of his first marriage and is also a laborer on the farm. Son Sidney A. (34) is single and a laborer at the farm. John had been unemployed 3 months and Sidney 4 months. Also in the home is daughter-in-law Anna C. (32) who is John's wife.
Margaret Denice Harbison Douglas died on March 26, 1935, at the age of 71 years, 5 months, and 6 days. In her death certificate, her occupation is listed as housewife, last worked in 1934, and worked for 45 years. Her father is Jefferson Harbison born in Tennessee and her mother’s name is marked as unknown. The informant is her husband, William Harbison of Pilot Knob. Her burial is at Enough, Missouri, on March 28, 1935. She was born October 20, 1863. Her cause of death was carcinoma of rectum and urethra which began September 15, 1934. (FIND obituary)
In the 1940 census, Missouri, Iron County, Ironton, 47-2, William is 72 years old and widowed. He has zero education and was born in Arkansas. The value of his home is “5.” Also in the home are his son, Johnnie Douglas (47) who has zero education, daughter, Anna Douglas (42) who has 8 years education, and son Sidney Douglas (45) who has 3 years education. Sidney is marked as “public emergency work,” out of work 130 weeks as a laborer. Anna is marked as an unpaid family worker.
William Bevin Douglas died on July 14, 1947, at the age of 83 years, 8 months, and 10 days. His death certificate indicates he has lived in the community for 12 years (which would be since 1935). His birthplace is listed as Arkansas. His father’s name is Alfred Douglas. His daughter Leona Simpson is the informant. His cause of death is chronic myocarditis, with mitral insufficiency, ascites, and senility. William is buried in Ottery Community Cemetery, Ironton, Missouri. (death certificate says Banner Missouri)
This is information I received while talking to Chester Douglas: William's father was Bert Douglas (his death certificate indicates Alfred). William came on a train to St. Louis looking for work. Margaret and William were sharecroppers on the Gibson Farm in Caledonia. The Gibson farm is on the other side of Caledonia by the Big River Bridge. The house is not there anymore as it was destroyed by a wind storm and the old bridge was replaced by a new one. The small hill or knoll were the house once set was cut down by graders. At one time they moved to St. Louis on the corner of 7th and Sidney Street over a garage, then they moved back to the country. Margaret died of a fast moving cancer. Chester Douglas remembers seeing her three times in his life. The last time was right before she passed away. She was living at the corner of Ziegler and Walnut in Pilot Knob, Missouri. Chester remembers sitting on a leather divinette while talking with her. After her death, her husband, William, and sons Larry, Syd, and John moved into the Old Baptist Home in a rented apartment around the back. At that time, all the rooms were rented (rather than it being an old folks home). This is where William died.
This photo was posted to Ancestry by Faith Reichert.
Front RL (Mary A) Susan Elvira Harbison Haggard, Mary A 'Molly' Harbison Bell, Back LR Margaret A Harbison Douglas, Lucille Albe
This photo was posted on Ancestry by Faith Reichart.
Front LR Mary A 'Molly' Harbison Bell, Susan Elvira Harbison Haggard Back LR Lucille Alberta Harbison Harden, Margaret Amanda Ha