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R. Matthew Stanley 1878-1932
Hello, I have been trying to find my great grandfather R. Matthew Stanley (1878-1932) for quite some time in the 1900 and 1910 U.S. Census--I have hit a brick wall. I am able to find him in other records such as WW 1 Draft Registration, tax roll, marriage and divorce records during the time period in question in Cass County, Texas. However, he is not showing up on the census. Currently, I am only able to locate him on the 1880, 1920 and 1930 Censuses.
In addition, on those various records his name varies from R.M. Stanley, R. Matthew Stanley and finally to Matthew Stanley. My grand aunt informed me that the R represented Roach. He dropped Roach altogether by 1920.
Below is a list of records I have been able to find on him in Cass County, Texas.
1900 Tax Roll - R. Matthew Stanley
27 Apr 1900 Marriage Certificate - R. M. Stanley and Mary Warren
1902 Tax Roll - R. Matthew Stanley
1903 Tax Roll - R.M. Stanley
15 Sep 1909 Divorce Record - R. M. Stanley
19 Dec 1910 Marriage Certificate - Matthew Stanley and Malissie Sampson
12 Sep 1918 WW I Draft Registration - R. Mathew Stanley.
I know it is the same person because on the divorce record his son Herbert Stanley is mentioned and on the WW I Draft Registration his second wife is listed as his next of kin. Plus there is no other period in the area with that name.
I have examined the 1900/1910 Census on microfilms at the National Archives and online examining neighboring counties as well.
Any assistance that the board can provide in assisting me would be greatly appreciated.