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Lisa Robinson Lisa Robinson

posted on December 21, 2012

My grandmother was Eva Bushnell. Her brother lynis died in a tornado. Oma Bushnell nickname was Omie. Georgia is buried with husband in Greene county, Illinois in Eldred-Bushnell cemetery. three of Georgia’s daughters, Eva, Oma, and Jessie married three brothers named Weller. Eva gave birth to four children. her children daughter Ethel Eileen Weller. Sons-Raymond,
, Otis Glen and Lester. Otis Glen Weller is my father. Choctaw or no?

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 21, 2012

i do not understand.
why do you ask “choctaw or no?”
you give no information that would indicate that the family was choctaw.

tribal affiliation and tribal enrollment are two different topics. there is more than one choctaw tribe also.

the choctaw tribe in oklahoma enrolled 1896-1906 in indian territory/oklahoma. people had to be living under tribal authority by 1900. you might have to go back to the parents of georgia and see if any of their children applied for enrollment. however this would not make you eligible for enrollment, as new members have to be directly related to an original enrollee that applied, was accepted, and is listed on the dawes roll. each tribe has requirements for membership.

you gave no dates or locations. now you say that she passed away in IL. the marriage certificate said that she and her husband married in IL in 1898 or so. so neither rufus nor georgia were living in OK by 1900.

1900 United States Federal Census about Georgia Bushnell
Name: Georgia Bushnell
Age: 18
Birth Date: Feb 1882
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1900: Woodville, Greene, Illinois
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse’s Name: Reuben Bushnell
Marriage Year: 1898
Years Married: 2
Father’s Birthplace: Missouri
Mother’s Birthplace: Arkansas
Mother: number of living children: 1
Mother: How many children: 1
Occupation: View on Image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Reuben Bushnell 24
Georgia Bushnell 18
Howard Bushnell 11/12
Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Woodville, Greene, Illinois; Roll: 303; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 0032; FHL microfilm: 1240303.

the parents’ birthplaces were in AR and MO. but this doesn’t give a specific location.

AR tribes
http://500nations.com/Arkansas_Tribes.asp

you would need georgia’s delayed birth certificate from missouri to see who she listed as parents. her social security application would also help that. you need a location and the names of her parents so that you can look at tribes nearer where your family lived.

suzanne hamlet shatto

Lisa Robinson Lisa Robinson

posted on December 21, 2012

Thank you.

suzanne hamlet shatto suzanne hamlet shatto

posted on December 21, 2012

other documents with parents listed:

social security application, use SS-5 form
obituary, probably available from your local public library interlibrary loan program, if you know when and where she passed away
death certificate, vital records of state where she passed away
cemetery record, maybe findagrave.com or interment.net

missouri state archives
http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/bdrecords.asp
they do have other records that are not online. marriage records are largely not online.
once you know her parents’ names, you can look to see where they were married, where they were in the 1880 census. the 1890 census was largely destroyed, so this makes finding her with parents more difficult, since she was born after the 1880 census.

historical newspapers. often birth, death, marriage news items in the newspaper. you might get access through the local public library/interlibrary loan program. state historical societies and state archives usually also have these.

the marriage document from illinois might list parents, would list witnesses, date and location.

childrens’ birth certificates often list the maiden name of the mother. in this case, you seem to know her name was tucker. since georgia likely filed a social security application when social security went into effect, and she would have shown a document showing proof of age, since she probably knew her mother’s name on the application, this document might be a very good place to find out her parents.

in the other message, i showed rufus’ parents’ names, location as of the 1880 census.

suzanne hamlet shatto