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Family of William Carl BIDELER and Bessie Armenta FITZJURLS

William Carl BIDELER b. 1893 Feb 131686 at Marinette Co., WI1686. d. 1949 Jul 95149 at Logan Co., AR5149. bd. Rankin Cem., Russellville, AR840.
Bessie Armenta FITZJURLS b. 1899 Jan 6527 at Arkansas5140. d. 1980 Feb 16527 at Fresno, CA527.

Married5143 1913 Dec 215143 at Pope Co., AR5143. The marriage license for Carl Bideler and Bessie Fitzgerald was issued5143 Dec 20, 1913.

Bessie Armenta FITZJURLS b. 1899 Jan 6527 at Arkansas5140. d. 1980 Feb 16527 at Fresno, CA527.

Carl listed his full name, William Carl Bideler, on his WWII draft registration170 card.

William Carl Bideler married5143 Oct 2, 1948, Logan Co., AR, Virgie Pillgreen, age 39. Both Carl and Virgie were residents of Paris, AR.

Although the marriage index5143 for Carl Bideler and Bessie lists her surname as "Fitzgerald," she appears in other records as Bessie "Fitzjurls." E.g., the Social Security application3346 for Trueman Carl Bideler lists his parents as William C Bideler and Bessie A Fitzjurls. In 19005150 and 19105126, Bessie resided with her parents, William T and Lavina Fitzjurls.

Carl and Bessie apparently were divorced prior to 1935 as Bessie Bideler married5143 Aug 17, 1935, Logan Co., AR, Bill Burnett, age 41. Both were residents of Paris, AR.

In 1940, Bessie resided5142 with her husband, William T Barnett, son Truman Bideler, and Bessie's mother, "Luvinia Cotrrell." The 1945 WWII registration card170 for son Carl Trueman Bideler lists Carl's address as 1122 S Vine St, Paris, Ark., and the person who would know his address: "Mrs Will Barnett" at the same address.

On March 30, 1960, Bessie A Fitzjurls, age 61, married1192 Lester L Watson, age 71, in Fresno, California. The birth announcement for Betsy Jane Bideler, daughter of Carl Trueman Bideler of Port Arthur, Texas, mentions grandparents Mrs Lester Watson of Fresno, California, and John Cardin of Paris, Arkansas.

Children of William Carl BIDELER and Bessie Armenta FITZJURLS:

1. James Paul BIDELER5140 b. 1918 Jan 165140 at Arkansas5140. d. 1972 Jul 26527 at Fresno Co., CA527.
md. Virginia Louise LOWERY
2. Carl Trueman BIDELER5148 b. 1921 Mar 233346 at Russellville, AR3346. d. 1988 Aug 193346 at St Luke Episcopal Hosp (city?), (res) Nederland, TX5144. bd. Oak Bluff Mem Park, Port Neches, TX840.
md. Helen Rose CARDIN


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
1192. California Marriage Index, 1960-1985; 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
5124. 1900 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Illinois; 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
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
5144. Obit - Bideler, Carl Truman, Port Neches (TX) Midcounty Chronicle, Wed, Aug 31, 1988; newspaperarchive.com
5148. 1930 Fed Census AR, Logan Co., Paris; www.ancestry.com
5149. Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950; www.ancestry.com
5150. 1900 Fed Census AR, Pope Co., Martin Twp; www.ancestry.com