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Re: My CORKER Brick Wall

The Lester Corker found in 1900 census for Screven (mis-spelled in index)

Name: Lester Erker
Home in 1900: Militia District 1444, Screven, Georgia
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1861
Birthplace: Georgia
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Susanah
Race: Black
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Lester Erker 39
Susanah Erker 20
Earnest Erker 18
Julia Erker 13
Norssia Erker 11
Ether Erker 9
Gurtrude Erker 8
Ruby Erker 6
Lester Erker 6
Gorden Erker 4
Corneta Erker 2

and living next door to (including a Louisa:

Name: Benjamin Adams
Home in 1900: Militia District 1444, Screven, Georgia
Age: 49
Estimated birth year: abt 1851
Birthplace: Georgia
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Harriet
Race: Black
Occupation: View image
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Benjamin Adams 49
Harriet Adams 43
Mary Adams 26
Wilson Adams 24
Arminie Adams 22
Louisa Adams 20
Eva Adams 16
Nellira Adams 13
Beatrice Adams 11
Ruthe Adams 3

is indeed the same person you have identified in 1910. Note that his new wife Susannah in 1900 is not the mother of his children - they've only been married a few months. See the ages of Gertrude and Ruby - 1900 and 1910.

Name: Lester Corker
Age in 1910: 48
Estimated birth year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Georgia
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Home in 1910: Scarboro, Jenkins, Georgia
Marital Status: Divorced
Race: Black
Gender: Male
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Lester Corker 48
Etha Corker 18
Gertrude Corker 17
Lester Corker 15
Rubie Corker 14
Gordon Corker 12
Carneta Corker 11

By 1920 he seems to be married to a Louise:
(again badly mis-indexed)

Name: Lester Corka
[Lester Corker]
Home in 1920: Millen, Jenkins, Georgia
Age: 56 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1864
Birthplace: Georgia
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Loeaie
Father's Birth Place: Georgia
Mother's Birth Place: Georgia
Marital Status: Married
Race: Black
[Colored (Black)]
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: No
Able to Write: No
Image: 933
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Lester Corka 56
Loeaie Corka 39
Frank Corka 6
Mary Lovett 5

His daughter Gertrude seems to be listed as Trudi in 1920, his sons are listed in draft regs.

Hope this helps,

Denise


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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