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Family of Deforest M BIDELER and Luella Mary MOORE

Deforest M BIDELER b. 1869 May5124 at Chemung Co., NY1686. d. 1916840. bd. Delphia Cem., Russellville, Pope Co., AK840.
Luella Mary MOORE b. 1874 Jan5124 at Union Co., NC5125. d. 1955840. bd. Delphia Cem., Russellville, Pope Co., AK840.

Married5124 1890~5124. In the 1900 census5124, Deforest and Luella are listed as married 10 years.

Luella Mary MOORE b. 1874 Jan5124 at Union Co., NC5125. d. 1955840. bd. Delphia Cem., Russellville, Pope Co., AK840.

The birth index entry1686 for son Carl lists Deforest's birthplace as "Chening Co., NY." It is assumed that is a mistranscription of "Chemung Co., NY," as Deforest was in Catlin, Chemung Co., NY, in 1870.

In 1900, DeForest was listed5124 as a day laborer. In 1910, he was listed5126 as "Engineer coal mine."

His death date is taken from his headstone840 which indicates only a birth year and death year.

Louella's maiden name is listed1686 in son Carl's birth index entry.

In 1920, Mary L Bideler resided5140 in Illinois Twp, Arkansas, listed as "keeps boarders at home." Children Janie, De Forest, David F, Ransom M, and Lawrence Bideler resided with her. In addition, a boarder, Sam S Colvin, age 40, divorced, born in Illinois, resided in the household.

Sometime before 1940, Luella married Sam S Colvin. Sam S Colvin and Luella Colvin appear5142 as husband and wife. Residing with them was Charles Bideler, "grand son," age 23, born in Illinois, assumed to be the son of Luella's son Marrell. The 1935 residence for all three is listed as "same house." Son Rance Bideler's 1940 WWII draft registration170 card lists a person who always knows his address as "Mrs Luella Colvin, mother," of Paris, Arkansas.

Child 8. Deforest Jr (Ted)

After the 1920 census5140, Deforest Bideler appears in records as Ted Bideler. That Ted Bideler is Deforest Bideler, son of Deforest and Luella Bideler is indicated by his World War II draft registration170 card, in which Ted Bideler lists Mrs Mary Luella Colvin as his mother; and, circumstantially, due to his last name; similarity in birth dates recorded for both; Ted Bideler's appearance in the 1940 census5142 for Short Mountain, AR, residing in the house next to Luella Colvin and her second husband, Sam S Colvin; and his general presence in the Paris, Logan Co., Arkansas, area, where many of his relatives lived.

Ted appears to have married at least 4 times:

- Ted "Biddler," age 18, of Paris, AR, married5177 Jan 26, 1924, in Logan Co., AR, Ethel Moore, age 15, of Paris, AR. They were divorced5157 Dec 5, 1927.

- Ted Bideler, age 30, resident of Paris, AR, married5143 Oct 26, 1938, in Logan Co., AR, Ruth Jones, age 20, a resident of Paris, AR. They were divorced5157 just a few months later, Dec 24,1938.

- On the same day that his divorce from Ruth Bideler was recorded, Ted Bideler, age 32, of Paris, AR, married5177 Dec 24, 1938, in Logan Co., AR, Miss Virginia Colvin, age 29, of Paris, AR. In 1940, "T Bideler," age 32, and wife Virginia, age 30, resided5142 in the dwelling next to Sam S and Luella Colvin, Ted's mother. Ted is listed as a coal miner, and, in 1935, was at an army post in the Phillipines.

- Two years later, Ted Bideler, age 37, of Paris, AR, married 5177 May 30, 1942, in Logan Co., AR, Miss Mae Thorpe, age 37, of Tulsa, Oklahoma. He is likely the Ted Bideler that granted a divorce5180 from Mae Bideler, about October, 1945, in Neosho, Missouri.

- Five years lated, Ted Bideler, age 40, of Paris, AR, married5177 Dec 17, 1947, recorded in Franklin Co., AR, Miss Gevena Rogers, age 30, of Paris, AR. From the information3346 below, it appears she was actually "Mrs" Gevena Rogers or Rodgers, and more commonly went by the name Sallie or Sally. Ted died Dec 3, 1957, as recorded in a military headstone application, dated Dec 20, 1957, for Ted Bideler, submitted by Sally G Bideler, Box 178, Enterprise, Kansas.

That headstone application form4425 also provides information on Ted's World War II military service and burial. He was inducted into the U. S. Army Nov 2, 1943, and was honorably dischared Sep 6, 1945. He served as a PFC (Private First Class) in the Signal Training Corps School. Also indicated is the headstone was to be shipped to Paris, AR, for placement in the Caulksville Cem., Ratcliff, AR.

The social security application3346 for Gevena Amma Nelson provides the following information: born Jun 28, 1921, in Ratcliff, Logan Co., AR; died Jan, 1966; father: Elbridge A Nelson; mother Ella W Davis; Feb 1941: name listed as Gevena Amma Nelson; Sep !946: name listed as Sallie Rodgers; Jan, 1952: name listed as Sallie Bideler; Feb, 1966: name listed as Sallie Gevena Henderson; Jul, 1972: name liste as Sallie Gevena Comer; Jul 26, 1977: name listed as Sally Gevena Nelson.

Children of Deforest M BIDELER and Luella Mary MOORE:

1. Marrell BIDELER5124 b. 1891 May 13221 at Marinette Co., WI or Pope Co., AR221. d. 1952 Sep 93346.
md. Florence V SMITH
2. William Carl BIDELER5124 b. 1893 Feb 131686 at Marinette Co., WI1686. d. 1949 Jul 95149 at Logan Co., AR5149. bd. Rankin Cem., Russellville, AR840.
md. 1) Bessie Armenta FITZJURLS
md. 2) Virgie Martha PILLGREEN
3. Daisy BIDELER5124 b. 1895 Apr 1692 at Arkansas5124. d. 1978 May 1840 at (res) Russellville, AR92. bd. Oakland Cem., Russellville, AR840.
md. Thomas Cleveland FAULKNER
4. Myrtle Artie BIDELER5124 b. 1897 Oct 18527 at Arkansas5124. d. 1984 Jan 11527 at Riverside, CA527.
md. James Stanley EVANS
5. Robert BIDELER5124 b. 1899 Oct5124 at Arkansas5124.
6. Jane BIDELER5126 b. 1902~5126 at Arkansas5126. d. 1977840. bd. Oakwood Cem., Paris, AR840.
md. William Cary SEWELL
7. Wilburt BIDELER5126 b. 1904~5126 at Arkansas5126.
8. Deforest Jr (Ted) BIDELER5126 b. 1906 Jun 244425 at Arkansas5126. d. 1957 Dec 34425. bd. Caulksville Cem., Ratcliff, AR4425.
9. David Frazier BIDELER5126 b. 1909 Feb 6170 at Pope Co., AR170. d. 1972 Sep 27840 at (res) Fort Smith, AR92. bd. McVay Cem., Carbon City, AR840.
md. Cora Edith PETTIGREW
10. Ransom M BIDELER5140 b. 1911 May 12170 at Russellville, AR170. d. 1963 Apr 29527 at Monterey Co., CA527. bd. Garden of Memories, Salinas, CA840.
md. Hester Mae PARKER
11. Lawrence Dee BIDELER5140 b. 1917 Apr 75163 at Russellville, AR5163. d. 1971 Mar 65163 at Oxnard, CA5163. bd. Ivy Lawn Memorial Park, Oxnard, CA5163.
md. Nora Elsie MOSLEY


92. Social Security Death Index
170. WWII Draft and Enlistment Records; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
221. WW I Draft Registration Card; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
527. California Death Index, 1905-1939, 1940-1997; www.ancestry.com, familysearch.org
840. Gravestone inscriptions - www.findagrave.com
1054. 1870 Fed Census NY, Chemung Co., Catlin; www.ancestry.com
1686. Wisconsin Births and Christenings Index, 1826-1908, 1801-1928; www.ancestry.com
3346. U. S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007; www.ancestry.com
4425. U. S. Headstone Application for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 for Roy O Bartholomew; www.ancestry.com
5123. 1880 Fed Census WI, Marinette Co., Peshtigo; www.ancestry.com
5124. 1900 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Illinois; www.ancestry.com
5125. North Carolina Birth Indexes, 1800-2000; www.ancestry.com
5126. 1910 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Illinois Township; www.ancestry.com
5140. 1920 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Illinois Twp; www.ancestry.com
5141. 1930 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Short Mountain Twp; www.ancestry.com
5142. 1940 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Short Mountain Twp; www.ancestry.com
5143. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939, Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957; familysearch.org, www.ancestry.com
5149. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950; www.ancestry.com
5157. Arkansas Divorce Index, 1923-1939; www.ancestry.com
5163. Obit - Bideler, Lawrence Dee, Oxnard (CA) Press-Courier, Sun, Mar 7, 1971; newspaperarchive.com
5177. Arkansas County Marriages, 1837 - 1957; familysearch.org
5180. Bideler, Ted, divorce from Mae Bideler, Neosho (MO) Daily Democrat, Wed, Oct 10, 1945; newspaperarchive.com