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Jesse Thompson Epperson

1853 - 1911

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Marriage 1 Birth Death Notes
Emiline "Emma" America Dismuke / Dismukes April 1864 (1866?) (1871?)

April 1866 (OH Death Cert)

April 7, 1869, Marriage License, Summit Co., OH
July 27, 1956
Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH. Died Canton, OH at home of son William T.
Married Ramah Church, Barbour Co. AL, December 20, 1888

Married John J Higgins b. May 5, 1862, Preston Co., WV, son of Patrick Higgins and Bridget Riley, September 9, 1917, Akron, Summit Co., OH
This web site previously had the name of Muriel Emma Dismuke.  I do not know where the first name Muriel originated from.  All of the print documentation (church, census, marriage license, city directories, death certificates) I have found for Emma, only gives the first name of Emma.

On the Dismukes side of the family, researchers list Emma's full name as Emaline America Dismukes.

About the last name of Dismuke or Dismukes.  The use of the "s" at the end of the name can be considered correct.  The omission of the "s" could also be considered correct.

If you are doing research, use both variations of the name in your search.  Documents found, may use both variations of the name within the same branch of the family.  Even in cemeteries, the same family will use both spellings.  Instead of fighting over which spelling is correct, just accept that both spellings are correct unless you have original source documentation that can track the specific usage of either spelling over a period of time. 

The name Emaline, Emeline, and Emiline - Another name with variations in the spelling.  Members of this family called each other Emma for short, so the full name in documents is rarely found.  One of the only documented sources of the spelling of this name, for this branch of the family, is the grave marker for Emiline's mother, Emiline Hause Dismuke wife of Thomas Jefferson Dismuke.  The name on her marker is Emiline Dismuke.  Therefore, unless someone can prove otherwise, with original source documentation, Emiline will be spelled with an "i" as the third letter in the name.

On all of the records below, just Emma Epperson was found on the records and is used below.
Children Birth Death Notes
Jimmie Lee Epperson
James L.* or John
Jimlie (Ramah Church Cemetery Records)
Dec 1888*  AL
Dec 2, 1890, (Ramah Church Cemetery Records)
at age 14 ca. 1904-1905 Buried at Ramah Church Cemetery, Barbour Co., AL
Henry Jake Epperson - Nov 1890 (1990 Census)
- Nov 25,1892 (WWI Reg Card)
- Nov 25, 1893 (WWII Reg Card)
- Nov 25, 1895 (SS App)

Montgomery, Montgomery Co., Alabama
Dec 29, 1968
Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio
- Married Charlotte "Lottie" Blanche Isner (b. Nov 7, 1892, Kerens, Randolph, WV; d. Dec 30, 1963, Akron, Summit Co., Ohio; Buried at East Akron Cemetery) Aug 1917, Akron Summit Co., OH.  Divorced after 1933.

-Married Rose M. Ibosh in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH (b. Nov. 11, 1908; d. Dec. 4, 1988), Nov 20, 1939, Cuyahoga Co., OH
See marriages and children of Henry Jake Epperson
Leola Epperson Jan 1894*  AL
Dec 15, 1899, AL (Death Certificate)
Nov 28, 1956, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Buried at Greenwood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Both Leola and Paul do not have grave markers - Married James Carter Smith at age 16, on Dec 22, 1909 in Montgomery Co., AL at home of bride by Reverend  J. Marion Anderson

- Married Glenn W Hall, March 8, 1925, Cuyahoga Co., OH

- Married Paul Bivins Bowers (b. May 19, 1895, Dooley, GA, son of George Bowers and Lula Bush; d. Jul 7, 1972, West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA), Sep 25, 1936, New Cumberland, Hancock Co., WV
William R. Epperson - Oct 15, 1897 (WWI Reg card)
- Oct 15, 1896 (WWII Reg card)
- Oct 15, 1895 (SS death index)
- Oct 1895 (1900 Census)
Alabama
Apr 11,1980 (SS Death index record. 45050 Monroe, Butler, OH last address, SS# 557-38-0045) issued in California bef 1951 Marries Marion L Talley (b. Aug 8, 1901, TN, dau of Charles Talley and Sallie Johnson; d. July 15, 1929, Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH) Aug 6, 1918, Lincoln Co., TN 

-Probate Court in Stark Co., OH shows William R Epperson put in a marriage application Aug 8, 1930 with Mary O. McCullongh.  Married Mary Olive McCullongh (b. May 7, 1889; d. Mar 13, 1982, Monroe, Butler Co., OH, SS# 261-43-1993 issued Florida 1973)
Robert/Rubin/Rueben Thornton Epperson - May, 1899 AL*
- May 25, 1900 (WWI Reg card)
- May 25, 1901 (Florida Death Index, SS Death Index)
Jul 11, 1982
Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL SS# 716-18-9396
 
Richard Pat Epperson Sep 15, 1903  (death certificate) Nov. 18, 1955, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH Married Julianna Farkas (b. Pennsylvania, daughter of Stephen Farkas and Julia Kozci; d. Oct 20, 1956), Dec 10, 1931, Wellsburg, Brooke Co., WV
 
- Jesse Thompson Epperson and Emma Dismuke marry on December 20, 1888, Barbour County, Alabama

Marriage License for Jesse Thompson Epperson
and Emma Dismuke


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1900 U. S. Census, Precinct No.2 Spring Hill, Barbour County, Alabama   See Census
Name   Relation Race Gen Birth
Month
Birth
Year
Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Epperson Emma Head W F Apr 1864 36 12 5 5 Farmer AL AL AL
  Jam L. Son W M Dec 1888 11       At school AL AL AL
  Henry Son W M Nov 1890 9       At school AL AL AL
  Leola Daughter W F Jan 1894 6         AL AL AL
  Will R. Son W M Oct 1895 4         AL AL AL
  Rubin Z. Son W M May 1899 1         AL AL AL
1900 Census for Jesse T. Epperson living with his brother John (note: birth place of mother and father switched around on census)
1900 U. S. Census, Ward 6, Montgomery County, Alabama
Name   Relation Race Gen Birth
Month
Birth
Year
Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Epperson John Head W M Oct 1860 39 S     Clerk AL NC GA
  Jesse T. Brother W M Oct 1853 46 S       AL NC GA
 
- Between 1900 and 1910 child Jimlie (Child shown as Jam L in 1900 census) dies at age 14 which would have been ca 1904 or 1905.  This child was buried at the Ramah Church Cemetery in Barbour Co., AL with a birth date shown as December, 2, 1890.  With the birth years constantly being varied with this family, it is a strong assumption that the Jam L shown in the 1900 census and the Jimlie buried at the Ramah Church Cemetery, are the same child.  The 1900 Census is the only time Jam L Epperson appears.

- By the 1910 Census Jesse and Emma have two more children that were born between 1900 and 1910.  One child was Richard Pat Epperson.  The other child is unknown and must have died before 1910.  In the 1910 Census, it is reported that there had been 7 children of which only 5 were living.  The five children living in 1910 are Henry Jake, Leola, William R, Rueben/Robert Thornton, and Richard Pat.
 
- Between 1906 - 1907 Jesse and Emma move to Montgomery County, Alabama.  They do not appear in the Montgomery City Directory until 1907
 
1907 Montgomery, AL City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Jesse T Emma farmer 9 Proctor
1908 Montgomery, AL City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Jesse T Emma farmer 15 Proctor

-1909, 1910 - Jesse and Emma do not appear in Montgomery City Directory.  However son Henry is in the directory for 1909 and 1910 working for John W Epperson (uncle) as a clerk living at 112 (1909) or 102 (1910) Chandler
 
Census 1910 records for Jesse Thompson Epperson (Census has listed as Jessie F. Epperson)
1910 U. S. Census, Old Elam Beat 18, Montgomery County, Alabama
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Epperson Jesse T. Head W F 56 23     Farmer AL GA NC
  Emma Wife W M 44 23 7 5   AL AL AL
  Willie Son W M 13         AL AL AL
  Thorton Son W M 11         AL AL AL
  Pat Son W M 7         AL AL AL
-1911 and 1912 - The family does not appear in Montgomery City Directory

- Jesse T Epperson dies May 10, 1911
 

Grave marker for Jessie Thompson Epperson at the Ramah Baptist Church Cemetery.
Photo taken by Brenda A Darbyshire, a volunteer at
Find A Grave

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1913 Montgomery, AL City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma (wid Jesse T)   609 Highland Ave
  Henry   city fireman 609 Highland Ave
1914 Montgomery, AL City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma (wid Jesse T)   609 Highland Ave
  Henry J   city fireman 609 Highland Ave
  Wm R   sealer L & N 609 Highland Ave
1915 Montgomery, AL City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma (wid Jesse T)   529 Highland Ave
  Henry J   agt Indl Life & Health Ins Co 529 Highland Ave
  Thornton   clk Royster Guano 529 Highland Ave
  Wm R   clk W L Allen 529 Highland Ave
1916 Montgomery, AL City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma (wid J T)   529 Highland Ave
  Henry J   clnr Montg French Dry Cleaning Co 529 Highland Ave
  Wm R   clk Montg Stave & Cooperage 529 Highland Ave

- Emma moved to Akron, Ohio between 1916-1917.  Did not find family in Akron City Directory in 1916. They first appear in Akron in 1917.
 
1917 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma     456 S Arlington
  Harry   wks Goodyear rms 1100 Fulton
  Henry J   wks Goodyear 870 E Market
  Wm R   wks Goodyear rms 1100 Fulton
Smith James C Leola barber 456 S. Arlington
Emma marries John J Higgins (b. May 5, 1862, Preston Co., WV, son of Patrick Higgins and Bridget Riley) September 9, 1917, Akron, Summit Co., OH

This marriage certificate was an important find for Emma.  It is the only document where her mother and father are named.
Marriage License for Emma Epperson and John Higgins

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1918 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie B wks Goodyear 830 E Market
  Wm R   clerk 334 S Arlington
Higgins John J Emma wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
Smith James C Leola wks Goodyear 1190 McKinley Ave

The marriage between Emma and John J Higgins is short lived.  They either divorce or he passes away before 1919.  From 1919 on, Emma is listed as Emma Epperson widow of Jesse T.  John J Higgins does not appear on any other family records.
 
1919 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma     334 S Arlington
  Henry J   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie B wks Goodyear 1871 Malasia Rd
  Patrick R   student 334 S Arlington
  Reuben T   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  William Marion wks Goodyear rms 1576 Preston Ave
  Wm R   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
Smith James C Leola barber D.T. Rohleder 1190 McKinley Ave
1920 U. S. Census, Akron Township, Akron City, Summit County, Ohio  See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Marr? Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Epperson Emma Head W F 49 Wd Boarding house AL AL AL
  Robert Son W M 19 S Machinist
Rubber factory
AL AL AL
  Richard Son W M 16 S none AL AL AL
  Willie Son W M 22 S Rubber worker AL AL AL
Epperson Marion Daughter-in-law W F 18 M   AL AL AL
3 other roomers listed
1920 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Richard T   wks Penna Co 334 S Arlington
  Thorton R   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T clerk M S Parker 1132 Sterling
Smith James C Leota (sic) barber D.T. Rohleder 794 Roselawn
1922 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1531 E Market
  Reuben T   clk 334 S Arlington
  Richard P   mach 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
Smith James C Leola barber 794 Roselawn

- After the 1922 Akron City Directory, Emma Epperson and her sons Robert Thornton, Richard Patrick move from Akron to Cleveland. 
 
1923 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson R T     3155 E 93d
1924 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1616 E Market
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
Smith James C   barber 794 Roselawn
1924 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse   3155 E 93d
  Leola   presser Leiken & Nehankin 3155 E 93d
  Reuben T   fireman 3155 E 93d
  Richd T   brkman 3155 E 93d
1925 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1408 Manchester
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1410 Manchester
Hall Glenn W Leola mach 794 Roselawn
1925 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse T   3155 E 93d
  Robt T   eng 3155 E 93d
1926 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 170 Roswell
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1410 Manchester
Hall Glenn W Leola wks Firestone S P Co 794 Roselawn
Smith James C Student   794 Roselawn
1926 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse T   3155 E 93d
  Robt T   loco eng 3155 E 93d
1927 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse   3155 E 93d
  Reuben T   loco eng 3155 E 93d
  Richd P   br mgr Kroger Gro & Bak Co 3155 E 93d
1928 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 170 Roswell
  Mrs Marion     1410 Manchester
Hall Glenn W Leola mach Firestone 496 Mohawk
Smith James C   barber 794 Roselawn
1930 Census for Emma Epperson (Shown as Eppson on census)  
1930 U. S. Census, Ward 29, Block 150, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio   April 7, 1930
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Age
first Marr
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Eppson Emma Head W F 65 Wd   None AL AL AL
  William R. son W M 32 Wd   Manager / Grocery AL AL AL
  Robert P. son W M 30 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
  Richard P. son W M 28 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
Hall Leola daughter W F 36 M 16 Presser / Dry Cleaning AL AL AL
1931 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse   3155 E 93d
  Reuben T   lor? eng 3155 E 93d
  Richd P   assr mgr Gt A & P Tea Co 3155 E 93d
1938 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse   9829 Dickens av
  Henry J   rubberwkr 9829 Dickens av
  Richd P Julia E sta eng 1400 W Clifton blvd
  Thoran R   fireman 9829 Dickens av
1939 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9829 Dickens av
  Henry J     9829 Dickens av
  Richd P Julia city fireman 1400 W Clifton blvd apt 10
  Thornton   ? 9829 Dickens av
1940 U. S. Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Highest grade of school completed Occup. Birth Place
Epperson Robert Head W M 39 M 6 Engineer Steam railway AL
Boake Aurthur Lodger W M 48 M 6 Laborer Steel factory Slovakia
  Emma Mother W F 74 Wd 6   AL
1942 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9204 Dickens av
  Henry Rose fireman Natl Screw & Mfg Co 14174 Superior Rd
  Richd Julia   10105 Ramona blvd
  Robt T   loco eng 9829 Dickens av
1943 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9204 Dickens av
  Henry   janitor 1724 Middlehurst rd
  Richd Julia ? 10105 Ramona blvd
  Robt T   loco eng 9829 Dickens av
Id#: 0491384
Name: Epperson, Mrs. Emma
Date: Jul 29 1956
Source: Source unknown; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #107.
Notes: Epperson, Mrs. Emma, 90; died July 27 in the home of a son, William R. at 1005 Columbus Ave. N. W., Canton, O.; widow of J. T.; mother of William and H. J. and R. P. of Cleveland and Mrs. Leola Bowers of Phoenix. Services at 10:30 a. m. Monday in the Schnesberger & Son Funeral Home, 1137 Market Ave. N., Canton. Calling hours Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. at the funeral home.

Death Certificate for Emma Epperson

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Gravestone for Emma Epperson at Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton, OH.  Fairmont Section, Plot 110
 
Leola Epperson and James Carter Smith
  - Leola Epperson marries James Carter Smith (b. June 9, 1873 (WWI Reg, June 9, 1886 on death certificate, TN d. Aug 11, 1952) in Montgomery Co., AL at age 16, on Dec 22, 1909 in home of bride by Reverend  J. Marion Anderson.
 
Marriage Certificate for James Carter Smith and Leola Epperson

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- Leola is shown living with her husband and cousin's family in 1910 Census.  Minnie L Braswell Vaughn was the daughter of William Franklin J. Braswell and Nancy Joyce Epperson the sister of Jesse Thompson Epperson.  Leola Epperson Smith and Minnie L Braswell Vaughn were first cousins.

 
1910 U. S. Census, Montgomery City, Montgomery County, Alabama   See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Yrs
Marr.
# Child #Child
living
Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Smith James C Head W M 33 M1 0     Barber / Barber shop TN TN TN
  Leola Wife W F 16 M1 0 0 0 None AL AL AL
Vaughn Wallace C Cousin-in-law W M 23 M1 3     Salesman / Dry goods Store AL AL AL
  Minnie L Cousin-in-law W F 23 M1 3 1 1 None AL GA AL
  Minnie C Cousin-in-law W F 1 8/12         AL AL AL
Whetstone Lucy Servant B F 19       Nurse / Private family AL AL AL
  - Leola and husband move to Akron, OH the same time as mother and brothers between 1916-1917
 
1917 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Smith James C Leola barber 456 S. Arlington
 
1918 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Smith James C Leola wks Goodyear 1190 McKinley Ave
 
WWI Registration card for James Carter Smith

Please note: This particular card was not very clear.

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1919 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Smith James C Leola barber D.T. Rohleder 1190 McKinley Ave
 
1920 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Smith James C Leota (sic) barber D.T. Rohleder 794 Roselawn
 
1920 U. S. Census, Akron, Summit County, Ohio
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Marr? Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Smith James Head W M 46 M Barber / Barbershop TN TN TN
  Lela Wife W F 25 M None AL AL AL
  Jessie C Son W M 9 S None AL TN TN
 
1922 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Smith James C Leola barber 794 Roselawn
  - Leola divorces James Carter Smith ca. 1922-1924.  In 1924 Akron Directory Leola is not shown as spouse
 
1924 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1616 E Market
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
Smith James C   barber 794 Roselawn
 
1924 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse   3155 E 93d
  Leola   presser Leiken & Nehankin 3155 E 93d
  Reuben T   fireman 3155 E 93d
  Richd T   brkman 3155 E 93d
  - In the 1925 Akron City Directory, James C Smith is not found by name, but the home at 794 Roselawn is listed under J C Smith.  Who is living in the house is ex-wife Leola and her new husband Glenn W Hall
  - In the 1926 Akron City Directory it shows Leola living with her new husband Glenn W Hall at 794 Roselawn.  Glenn W. Hall is listed as head of household in Street Index.  James C Smith is also shown living at the same address.  There is a possibility that the James C Smith listed might have been Jessie C Smith son of Leola who would have still been a student at this time.
 
1926 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Hall Glenn W Hall wks Firestone S P Co 794 Roselawn
Smith James C Student (sic)   794 Roselawn
  - In the 1928 Akron City Directory James C Smith is shown as a barber living at 794 Roselawn by himself.  Leola and Glenn W. Hall are shown living at 496 Mohawk.
  - In the 1930 Akron City Directory James C Smith is still living alone as a barber at 794 Roselawn.
  - Prior to the release of the 1931 Akron City Directory James C Smith takes another wife by the name of Tennessee Louanna Parrish.  On the 1930 Census she is shown living with James C Smith at 794 Roselawn.  James is age 50 and "Tennie" L is shown at age 47.  Her state of birth and parents are given as WV. Other records of Tennie show that she was actually born around 1900, which means on the 1930 census, her age is listed as much older than she was.

James Carter Smith and Tennie L Parrish have one child, James O'Dell Smith b. Nov 12, 1931, Akron, Summit Co., OH; d. Dec 17, 1994. Ocean Shores, WA. Buried at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX
  - In the 1931, 1933, 1934-35, 1937 Akron City Directories, James C Smith and Tennessee continue living at 794 Roselawn.  In the 1938-1939 directory the address changes to 414 Matthews apt. 1 and Tennie is also listed separately at the same address.
  - In the 1940 Census, James C Smith is living alone divorced at age 61.
  - In the 1941 James C Smith is shown living alone at 1065 Joy Ave.
  - In the Akron City Directories for 1943, 1946, 1948-49, and 1950 James C Smith is shown living as a barber working out of his home at 1114 E Archwood.  In the 1950 directory, barber is not mentioned.  His approximate age in 1950 is 77 years old (based on WWI registration).  In the 1948-49 directory, son James O Smith is also living at 1114 E Archwood.
  - James Carter Smith dies August 11, 1952, Akron, Summit Co., OH, buried at Rose Hill Burial Park, Akron, Summit Co., OH
  Jesse Carter Smith - b. ca 1910, AL  possible in SSDI - Jesse C Smith, SS# 229-03-4621, b. Dec 17, 1910; d. Mar 14, 2001, Naples, Collier Co., FL. Married Lucille M Metzger ca. 1934.  Possible Lucille in SSDI, SS# 270-10-8957, b. Nov 10, 1912; d. Dec 7, 2001, Naples, Collier Co., FL.
 
Jesse Carter Smith and Lucille M Metzger
  1910 - Jessie Smith is born in Alabama ca. 1910
  1920 - Shown on 1920 Census with mother and father at age 9 in Akron, Summit Co., OH
  1930 - Shown in 1930 Akron City Directory living with mother and step-father Glenn W Hall at 496 Mohawk.  He is shown working at Firestone.
  1934 - Marries Lucille M Metzger
  1939 - In Columbus City Directory
  1940 - In 1940 Census in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH
  1941 - In Columbus City Directory
  1945 - No longer in Columbus City Directory
  1949 - Jesse C and Lucille M Smith appear in the city directory.  Jesse is a Sales Supervisor for Larus & Brothers . There home address is listed as 14936 Delaware Ave.
  1982 - Mentioned in Robert Thorton Epperson's (uncle) obituary as living in Lakehurst, NJ.
  Frances Corrine Smith - b. Feb 6, 1936, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH; d, Jun 4, 2001, Naples, Collier Co., FL, SS#123-28-3836; m. Forgione ca 1958; m Johnson ca 1993
Leola Epperson and Glenn W Hall
 

Marriage license for Leola Epperson Smith and Glenn W Hall

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1925 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Hall Glenn W Leola mach 794 Roselawn
 
1926 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Hall Glenn W Hall wks Firestone S P Co 794 Roselawn
Smith James C Student   794 Roselawn
 
1928 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 170 Roswell
  Mrs Marion     1410 Manchester
Hall Glenn W Leola mach Firestone 496 Mohawk
Smith James C   barber 794 Roselawn
 
1930 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Smith James C   barber 794 Roselawn
  Jessie C   wks Firestone 496 Mohawk
Hall Glenn W Leola mach Firestone 496 Mohawk
  - In 1930 the Akron City Directory shows Glenn W Hall and Leola living at 496 Mohawk, but when you look at the 1930 Census for 496 Mohawk, there is a Goudy family living there.  So it cam be assumed that Leola and her husband Glenn W Hall moved away from Akron shortly before 1930.  They do not show up again in the Akron City Directories.
 
1930 U. S. Census, Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio   April 17, 1930
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Age
first Marr
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Hall Glenn Head W F 34 M 27 Mechanic / Garage GA GA GA
  Leola Wife W M 33 M 26 None AL AL AL
  - Leola also shows up in 1930 Census with mother in Cleveland, OH with the last name Hall.
 
1930 U. S. Census, Ward 29, Block 150, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio  April 7, 1930  See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Age
first Marr
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Eppson Emma Head W F 65 Wd None AL AL AL
  William R. son W M 32 Wd   Manager / Grocery AL AL AL
  Robert P. son W M 30 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
  Richard P. son W M 28 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
Hall Leola daughter W F 36 M 16 Presser / Dry Cleaning AL AL AL
   
Leola Epperson and Paul Bivins Bowers
 
- Leola marries Paul Bivins Bowers (b. May 19, 1895, Dooley, GA, son of George Bowers and Lula Bush; d. Jul 7, 1972, West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA), Sep 25, 1936, New Cumberland, Hancock Co., WV
Marriage license for Leola Epperson and Paul Bivins Bowers

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1939 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Paul P Leola fireman 9110 Kinsman rd apt1
 
1940 U. S. Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Highest grade of school completed Occup. Birth Place
Bowers Paul B Head W M 44 M H-1 Engineer steam railroad GA
  Leola Wife W M 44 M 5 Silk presser dry cleaning AL
Stewart Lucille Sisiter W F 39 M H-2   GA
Stewart James Nephew W M 16 S H-1   OH
 
1941 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Paul Leola enginmn 3174 E 113th
 
1942 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Paul Leo clo clnr 3174 E 93rd
 
1943 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Paul Leola loco eng 3174 E 93rd
  Leola Mrs   clo clnr 3174 E 93rd
 
1945 Phoenix City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Leola   emp Paris Cleaners Gulch rd Sunnyslope  
Bowers Paul B Leola   Cave Creek Stage bx 17
 
1947 - 1948 Phoenix City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Paul Leola   bx 17 Cave Creek Stage
 
1948 - 1949 Phoenix City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Leola Mrs   clnr 538 E Dunlap 9239 N 14th St
  - 1955 - Is mentioned in brother Patrick's obituary Nov 21, 1955 as Leola Bowers
  - 1956 - Is mentioned in mother Emma's obituary Jul 29, 1956 as Leola Bowers of Phoenix, AZ
 
1956 Phoenix City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Bowers Paul B Leola retd 9239 N 14th
  - Nov 28, 1956, Leola passes away in Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ. Buried at Greenwood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.  -- See Death Certificate
  - Paul B Bowers passes away,  Jul 7, 1972, West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA; Buried at Greenwood Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ.

- Both Leola and Paul do not have grave markers
   
 
William Robert Epperson and Marion L Talley
  - Moves with mother Emma to Akron, Ohio btwn. 1916 and 1917
 
1917 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma     456 S Arlington
  Harry   wks Goodyear rms 1100 Fulton
  Henry J   wks Goodyear 870 E Market
  Wm R   wks Goodyear rms 1100 Fulton
 
1918 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie B wks Goodyear 830 E Market
  Wm R   clerk 334 S Arlington
Higgins John J Emma wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
 
-Marries Marion L Talley (b. Aug 8, 1901, TN, dau of Charles Talley and Sallie Johnson; d. July 15, 1929, Buried Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, OH)  Aug 6, 1918, Lincoln Co., TN 

Marriage License for W R Epperson and Marion Talley

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WWI Registration card for son Willie Robert Epperson

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1919 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma     334 S Arlington
  Henry J   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie B wks Goodyear 1871 Malasia Rd
  Patrick R   student 334 S Arlington
  Reuben T   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  William Marion wks Goodyear rms 1576 Preston Ave
  Wm R   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
 
1920 U. S. Census, Akron Township, Akron City, Summit County, Ohio   See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Marr? Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Epperson Emma Head W F 49 Wd Boarding house AL AL AL
  Robert Son W M 19 S Machinist
Rubber factory
AL AL AL
  Richard Son W M 16 S none AL AL AL
  Willie Son W M 22 S Rubber worker AL AL AL
Epperson Marion Daughter-in-law W F 18 M   AL AL AL
3 other roomers listed
 
1920 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Richard T   wks Penna Co 334 S Arlington
  Thorton R   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T clerk M S Parker 1132 Sterling
 
1922 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1531 E Market
  Reuben T   clk 334 S Arlington
  Richard P   mach 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
 
1924 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1616 E Market
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
 
1925 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1408 Manchester
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1410 Manchester
 
1926 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 170 Roswell
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1410 Manchester
 
1928 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 170 Roswell
  Mrs Marion     1410 Manchester
  - Wife Marion L Talley Epperson dies during childbirth on Jul 15, 1929
 
Death Certificate for wife of William R. Epperson and Marion Epperson.  Marion died during child birth Jul 15, 1929.  See death certificate below.

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Gravestone for Marion T. Epperson at Forest Hill Cemetery in Canton, OH. Fairmont Section, Plot 110
She is buried next to her mother-in-law Emma Epperson
Death Certificate for infant son of William R. Epperson and Marion Epperson.  Marion died during child birth Jul 15, 1929.  See death certificate above.

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  - William moves from Akron, OH to Cleveland, OH and is shown living with mother and siblings in 1930 Census.
 
1930 U. S. Census, Ward 29, Block 150, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio   See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Age
first Marr
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Eppson Emma Head W F 65 Wd   None AL AL AL
  William R. son W M 32 Wd   Manager / Grocery AL AL AL
  Robert P. son W M 30 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
  Richard P. son W M 28 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
Hall Leola daughter W F 36 M 16 Presser / Dry Cleaning AL AL AL
William Robert Epperson and Mary Olive McCullongh
  - Probate Court in Stark Co., OH shows William R Epperson put in a marriage application Aug 8, 1930 with Mary Olive McCullongh (b. May 7, 1889)
  - William R Epperson shows up for the first time in 1934 Canton City Directory.  He is not in the Canton directory for 1929 or 1930-31. There were no other Canton directories in 1932 or 1933.
 
1934 Canton City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Wm R Olive M clerk Kroger G & B Co 928 Concord Ave S W
 
1936 Canton City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Wm R Olive M grocer DeLuxe Market 928 Concord Ave S W
 
1938 Canton City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Wm R Olive M grocer 1349 Market ave 928 Concord Ave S W
 
1940 U. S. Census, Canton, Stark County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Highest grade of school completed Occup. Birth Place
Epperson William R Head W M 42 M H-1 Manager and clerk retail grocery AL
  Mary Olive Wife W M 46 M H-1   OH
 

WWII Registration card for son Willie Robert Epperson

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  - 1951 - Social Security number issued before 1951 in California for William R Epperson - SS# 557-38-0045
  - 1956 - Mother Emma dies at age 90 on July 27, 1956 in the home of a son, William R. at 1005 Columbus Ave. NW, Canton, OH.
  - 1973 - Social Security number issued in Florida for Mary Olive Epperson - SS# 261-43-1993
 
- 1980 - William R. Epperson dies Monroe, Butler Co., OH on Apr 11, 1980
Obituary for William Epperson
Middletown Journal
April 12, 1980
MONROE--William R. Epperson, 84, of 45 Miami Drive died yesterday morning at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village nursing center where he had been a patient since October.  He had been ill for two years.
   He was born in Montgomery, Ala and worked as a grocer in Canton until he retired in 1965.
   Mr. Epperson is survived by his wife, Mary Olive; and one brother, Robert of Bradenton, Fla.
   Funeral services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home with the Rev. Robert Foster officiating.  Burial will be in North Monroe Cemetery.
   Friends may call at the memorial home Monday from 1 p.m. until time of service.

Obituary for William R. Epperson
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- 1982 -  Mary Olive McCullongh Epperson dies Monroe, Butler Co., OH on Mar 13, 1982
Obituary for Mary O Epperson
Middletown Journal
March 14, 1982
MONROE--Mrs. Mary Olive Epperson, 93 died Saturday morning at Mount Pleasant Retirement Village.  She was a native of Cambridge, OH.
   Her husband William R. Epperson, preceded her in death April 1980.
   Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home.
Obituary for Mary O Epperson
Middletown Journal
March 14, 1982
MONROE--Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Olive Epperson, 93, who died Saturday at the Mount Pleasant Retirement Village, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church in Monroe with the Rev. William Maxwell officiating.
   Burial will be in the North Monroe Cemetery.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the church.
   Mrs. Epperson , who had been ill since last spring was a former beautician.  She and her husband, William, who died in 1980, had operated a grocery store in Canton, Ohio for 20 years.  She had been a resident of the retirement village since 1967.  There are no immediate survivors.
   Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Wilson-Schramm Memorial Home.



Obituaries for Mary Olive Epperson

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Robert / Rueben / Rubin Thornton Epperson
  - Moves with mother Emma to Akron, Ohio btwn. 1916 and 1917
 
WWI Registration card for son Thornton Epperson

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  - 1920 Census living with mother
 
1922 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1531 E Market
  Reuben T   clk 334 S Arlington
  Richard P   mach 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
  - Robert/Rueben/Rubin moves from Akron, OH to Cleveland, OH and is shown living with mother and siblings in 1930 Census.
 
1940 U. S. Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Highest grade of school completed Occup. Birth Place
Epperson Robert Head W M 39 M 6 Engineer Steam railway AL
Boake Aurthur Lodger W M 48 M 6 Laborer Steel factory Slovakia
  Emma Mother W F 74 Wd 6   AL
 
1942 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9204 Dickens av
  Henry Rose fireman Natl Screw & Mfg Co 14174 Superior Rd
  Richd Julia   10105 Ramona blvd
  Robt T   loco eng 9829 Dickens av
 
1943 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9204 Dickens av
  Henry   janitor 1724 Middlehurst rd
  Richd Julia ? 10105 Ramona blvd
  Robt T   loco eng 9204 Dickens av
 
1960 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Henry J Rose M sta eng Pesco Products 9208 Dickens av
  Robt T   eng PRR 9610 Pratt av
  - 1967 - According to obituary, moved to Florida from Ohio
  - 1980 - Robert is mentioned in brother William's obituary as living in Bradenton, FL, Apr 12, 1980
  - 1982 - Robert T Epperson dies Jul 11, 1982, Bradenton, Manatee Co., FL, SS# 716-18-9396
 
Obituary for Robert T. Epperson
Bradenton Herald (Manatee Co., FL)
Jul 13, 1982, p. B-2
Robert T . Epperson, 81 of Fairlane Acres, Bradenton, died Sunday (July 11, 1982) in Blake Memorial Hospital.
   National Cremation Society, Sarasota Chapter, is in charge of arrangements.
   Born in Montgomery, Ala. Mr Epperson came to Florida in 1967 from Ohio.  He was a Mason and worked as an engineer with the Penn Ohio Central Railroad for 50 years.
   He is survived by a nephew, Jessie Smith of Lakehurst, N.J.

Obituary for Robert T. Epperson

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Richard Pat Epperson and Julianna Farkas
  - Moves with mother Emma to Akron, Ohio btwn. 1915 and 1917
 
1919 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma     334 S Arlington
  Henry J   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie B wks Goodyear 1871 Malasia Rd
  Patrick R   student 334 S Arlington
  Reuben T   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  William Marion wks Goodyear rms 1576 Preston Ave
  Wm R   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
 
1920 U. S. Census, Akron Township, Akron City, Summit County, Ohio   See Census
Name   Relation Race Gender Age Marr? Occupation Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Epperson Emma Head W F 49 Wd Boarding house AL AL AL
  Robert Son W M 19 S Machinist
Rubber factory
AL AL AL
  Richard Son W M 16 S none AL AL AL
  Willie Son W M 22 S Rubber worker AL AL AL
Epperson Marion Daughter-in-law W F 18 M   AL AL AL
3 other roomers listed
 
1920 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Richard T   wks Penna Co 334 S Arlington
  Thorton R   wks Goodyear 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T clerk M S Parker 1132 Sterling
 
1922 Akron City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Mrs Emma wid Jesse T   334 S Arlington
  Henry J Lottie wks Goodyear 1531 E Market
  Reuben T   clk 334 S Arlington
  Richard P   mach 334 S Arlington
  Wm R Marion T mgr Acme No 52 1408 Manchester
  - Richard moves from Akron, OH to Cleveland, OH and is shown living with mother and siblings in 1930 Census.
 
1930 U. S. Census, Ward 29, Block 150, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio   See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Age
first Marr
Occup. Birth Place Birth Place
Father
Birth Place
Mother
Eppson Emma Head W F 65 Wd   None AL AL AL
  William R. son W M 32 Wd   Manager / Grocery AL AL AL
  Robert P. son W M 30 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
  Richard P. son W M 28 S   Conductor / railroad AL AL AL
Hall Leola daughter W F 36 M 16 Presser / Dry Cleaning AL AL AL
 
- Marries Julianna Farkas (b. Pennsylvania, daughter of Stephen Farkas and Julia Kozci; d. Oct 20, 1956), Dec 10, 1931, Wellsburg, Brooke Co., WV
Marriage License for Richard P. Epperson and Julia E Farkas

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  - Richard Pat Epperson and Julianna Farkas have one child, Patricia Epperson born Jan 21, 1932.
 
1940 U. S. Census, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio    See Census
Name   Rel. Race Gen Age Marr? Highest grade of school completed Occup. Birth Place
Epperson Julia Wife W M 28 M H-2   PA
  Richard Head W M 35 M H-1 Salesman Retail autos AL
  Patricia Dau     8   3   OH
Farkas Sue Sister in law W F 21 Wd H-4   PA
 
1942 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9204 Dickens av
  Henry Rose fireman Natl Screw & Mfg Co 14174 Superior Rd
  Richd Julia   10105 Ramona blvd
  Robt T   loco eng 9829 Dickens av
 
1943 Cleveland City Directory
Name   Spouse Works at/as Home address
Epperson Emma wid Jesse P   9204 Dickens av
  Henry   janitor 1724 Middlehurst rd
  Richd Julia ? 10105 Ramona blvd
  Robt T   loco eng 9829 Dickens av
 
Obituary for Richard Pat Epperson
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Id#: 0491388
Name: Epperson, Richard P.
Date: Nov 21 1955
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #107.
Notes: Epperson, Richard P., beloved husband of Julia, father of Patricia (Presser), grandfather of Bari Lynn, son of Mrs. Emma Epperson, brother of William R., Robert T., Henry J. Epperson and Leola Bowers, Nov. 18. Friends may call at the Fairhill Home of the Millard Son & Raper Co., Fairhill at East Blvd., After 11 A. M., Monday, where services will be held Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 2 p. m.
Obituary for Richard P. Epperson

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Death Certificate for Richard P. Epperson

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Obituary for Julianna Epperson
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Id#: 0491387
Name: Epperson, Julianna 
Date: Oct 22 1956
Source: Cleveland Press; Cleveland Necrology File, Reel #107.
Notes: Epperson, Julianna, beloved wife of Richard P. Epperson (deceased), mother of Patricia Presser, mother-in-law of Jackie Presser, grandmother of Bari Lynn Presser, sister of Margrette Podloger, Bertha Komlo, Sue Murdock, Betty Bosco, Helen Maloney and Frank Farkas. Friends may call at the Fairhill Home of Millard Son & Raper Co., Fairhill at East Blvd., From 7-9 Monday, where services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 23, at 2 pm


Obituary for Julianna Epperson

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  Patricia G Epperson - b. Jan 22, 1932; d. Feb 10, 1997, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH, SS# 287-26-5943; m. Jackie Presser (b. Aug 6, 1926; d. Jul 9, 1988) 1952.  This was Jackie Presser's 3rd marriage out of 5. They divorced Mar 31, 1971, Cuyahoga Co., OH.   http://ech.case.edu/ech-cgi/article.pl?id=PJ3
 
Patricia Epperson and Jackie Presser
  Bari Lynn Presser - b. Nov 11 1953, OH
  Gary R Presser - b. Apr 13, 1957 OH; m. Elaine C Buffa English, Apr 9, 1999, Geauga Co., OH
   
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