Clemiel Davis (1818-1861) and Martha Priestly (1821-1885)

Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly are my 4X great grandparents, parents of my 3x great grandmother Sarah Elizabeth Davis.

Clemiel Davis was born in about 1818 in Rowan County, North Carolina. He was the son of mother Sarah (maiden name unknown) Davis Stockstill and stepfather Austin Stockstill. Clemiel was found on the 1830 US Census living with his parents and siblings in Union, Illinois.

Martha Priestly was born July 20, 1821 in Rockbridge County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Samuel Priestley and Isabelle Hazelett. See Samuel’s Find A Grave memorial here.

Long Ago Tales of Our Family by David Carver Caldwell and Peggy Anderson Caldwell includes information on Clemiel and Martha, much of which I’ve used here.

Clemiel and Martha were married in 1835 in Benton County, Missouri. Clemiel was 17, and Martha was 14.

On the 1840 US Census, Clemiel was recorded as Clarence, head of a household in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. There were 3 in the household: 1 male under age 5 (Samuel was a newborn); 1 male aged 20-29 (Clemiel was about 22); 1 female aged 15-19 (Martha was 19).

On the 1850 US Census, Clemiel was 33 and Martha was 30. They were farming in Swan, Taney County, Missouri. There were 5 children in the home: Samuel, age 10; Sarah, age 8; John, age 6; MJ (unknown), age 4; J (unknown), age 1.

On the 1860 US Census, Clemiel was 40 and Martha was 39. They were in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Clemiel was a merchant. There were 4 children at home: Sarah, age 16; John W., age 14; Martha, age 3; Clarissa, age 4 months.

Clemiel fought in the Civil War as a Captain with Company E of the Stone County Home Guard. He died September 10, 1861. He was 43. He had been taken prisoner and was killed. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1870 US Census, Martha was widowed and 48. She was in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with two children at home: Martha, age 14; Clarissa, age 11.

On the 1880 US Census, Martha was 56 and living in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. She lived with daughter Clarrissa  “Belle” and her husband Rufus Gideon.

Martha died July 23, 1885 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 65. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly:

Samuel Marion Davis – Samuel was born in 1840 in Prairie, Washington County, Arkansas. He married Nancy Lavina Manning on July 14, 1859 in Forsyth, Missouri. They had 9 children. He served the Union in the Civil War with Company E, Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He was a merchant clerk (1860 in Missouri), a farmer in Kansas (1880), and a watchman at a roundhouse (1900 in Colorado). He was widowed in January of 1917, and was admitted to the U.S. Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Sawtelle, Los Angeles County, California, later in 1917 and again in 1918. In 1920 he was living in Kern County, California with a son. He died November 24, 1923 in Kern County, California. He was 82 or 83. See his Find A Grave memorial here.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis – My 3X great grandmother Sarah was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She married William Baker on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 8 children. Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

John Wesley Davis – John was born July 28, 1845 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He served in the Civil War in Company E Stone County Regiment, Missouri Home Guard. He married Alicy Catherine Melton in 1867. They had 14 children. He was a preacher, farmer and wheelwright. He died March 15, 1895 in Pueblo County, Colorado. He was 49. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

MJ – MJ was born about 1846 in Missouri. The only record of her is on the 1850 US Census.

J – J was born about 1849 in Missouri. The only record of him is on the 1850 US Census.

Martha Eveline Davis – Martha was born on September 12, 1856 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Thomas Butler on November 12, 1874 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 1, 1938 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 81. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Clarissa “Belle” Isabell Davis – Belle was born about 1860. She married Rufus Gideon on January 1, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. They farmed in Stone County, Missouri (1880) and Rufus was a car inspector on the railroad in Pueblo, Colorado (1900, 1910, 1920). They had 3 children. They moved to Los Angeles, California with son Elmer after the 1920 US Census, Belle died June 28, 1928 in Los Angeles, California. She was 67 or 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bowling Baker (1794-1864) and Mary Jane Smith (1802-1861)

Bowling Baker and Mary Jane Smith are my 4X Great Grandparents, the parents of my 3x great grandfather William Baker.

Bowling Baker was born in 1794 in Campbell County, Tennessee. He was the son of Bolling Baker and Patsey Morris.

Mary Jane Smith was born December 25, 1802 in Russell County, Virginia. It is thought that she was the daughter of Ali Smith (who served in the American Revolution) and Mary Jane Denny (whose father fought in the American Revolution).

Bowling and his brothers George, James, and William, bought what became known as Baker’s Forge in 1822. It was an iron works on Grant’s Creek in Campbell, Tennessee which had been established in 1801. You can read about Baker’s Forge here.

Bowling and Mary were married in 1824 in Campbell County, Tennessee.

On the 1830 US Census, Bowling was head of a household in Campbell County, Tennessee. There were 6 in the household: 2 males under age 5 (Thomas was 3 and George was 2); 1 male aged 30-39 (Bowling was 36); 2 females under age 5 (Jane was 3 and Elizabeth was a newborn); 1 female aged 20-29 (Mary was 28).

Bowling served as Postmaster from January 7, 1834 to February 19, 1835 for the Baker’s Iron Works Post Office in Campbell County, Tennessee.

On the 1840 US Census, Bowling was again head of a household in Campbell County, Tennessee. There were 11 in the household: 3 males under age 5 (William was a newborn, Eli was 3, and Henry was 8) ; 1 male aged 5-9 (Enos was 9); 2 males aged 10-14 (Thomas was 13 and George was 12); 1 male aged 15-19; 1 male aged 40-49 (Bowling was 46); 2 females under age 5 (Nancy was 5 and Martha was 8); 1 female aged 5-9 (Elizabeth was 9); 1 female aged 10-14 (Jane was 13); 1 female aged 30-39 (Mary was 38).

They came to Missouri from Tennessee shortly after that census, in ox-driven wagons.

An April 10, 1843 land record shows that Bowling bought 40 acres in Pulaski County, Missouri (Township 34N, Range 12W, Section 10.) Pulaski is northeast of Stone County.

On the 1850 US Census, the family was found farming in Linn, Taney County, Missouri. Bowling was recorded as being 30, but was 56. Mary was 48. There were 8 children at home: George, age 24; Enos, age 19; Henry, age 16; Martha, age 16; Nancy, age 14; Eli, age 13; William, age 11; James, age 9.

A March 10, 1856 land record shows that Bowling purchased 35.44 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 24N, Range 23W, Section 6.)

A May 15, 1857 land record shows that Bowling purchased 40 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 25N, Range 23W, Section 33.)

A June 1, 1859 land record shows that Bowling purchased more 40 acres in Stone County, Missouri (Township 25N, Range 23W, Section 33.)

On the 1860 US Census, Bowling was 60 and Mary was 59. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 4 unmarried children at home: William, age 19; James, age 17; Eli, age 23; and Henry, age 23. A widowed daughter, Elizabeth Wooley, age 27, and her 5 children lived with them.

Mary Jane died in 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. She was 58 or 59. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Bowling was shot by Bushwhackers during the Civil War. He died September 6, 1864 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 69 or 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of Bowling Baker and Mary Jane Smith:

Jane Baker – Jane was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee (twin of Thomas). She married Jeremiah Kelley on December 20, 1846 in Taney County, Missouri. They had 10 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri and Washington County, Arkansas. She died December 23, 1915 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas. She was 89. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Thomas Baker – Thomas was born December 20, 1826 in Tennessee (twin of Jane). He married Nancy Hembree on August 16, 1848 in Taney County, Missouri. They had at least 10 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. Thomas died on September 17, 1915 in Creek County, Oklahoma. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

George Baker – George was born in about 1827 in Tennessee. He married Sarah Ann Hall on April 20, 1854 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 6 children. He died prior to 1870, and Sarah didn’t remarry.

Elizabeth Baker – Elizabeth was born in 1830 in Tennessee. She married Felix B. Wooley and they had 5 children. She was widowed in 1859. She married the widowed Young Bynum “Bine” Rickman on November 3, 1867 in Stone County, Missouri. Bine had served in the Civil War on the Confederate side. He had 6 children. The last record I have of them together is the 1880 US Census when they lived in Polo, Carroll County, Arkansas. Bine died in 1891. It’s possible that on the 1900 and 1910 US Census, Elizabeth was listed as Elizabeth Baker, living with brother George’s widow Sarah Baker in Stone County, Missouri.

Enos Baker – Enos was born in 1831 in Tennessee. He married Martha Stone on February 13, 1853 in Stone County, Missouri. They had at least 2 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. He served in Captain Clemiel Davis’ Company of the Missouri Home Guards for the Union in the Civil War. He died November 15, 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 29 or 30. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Martha Baker – Martha was born April 29, 1832 in Tennessee. She married Francis Marion Carr on October 23, 1851 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 3 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. On the 1880 US Census, Francis was a hotel keeper. She died on April 21, 1916 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Henry Baker – Henry was born  November 28, 1832 in Tennessee. (His birthday is too close to sister Martha’s for both to be correct. They are both listed as 16 years old on the 1850 US Census, so they may be twins, or were born in the same year.) According to the book History of Stone County, Henry married a woman named Margaret, and they had 2 children. She disappeared, and was perhaps killed for her horse. I doubt this story because I can’t find another marriage record, nor can I find the two children. Henry married Margaret Gentry on December 22, 1857. They had 7 children. He was a farmer and carpenter in Stone County, Missouri. He died February 2, 1914 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He was 81. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Nancy Baker – Nancy was born October 14, 1835 in Tennessee. She married John W. Williams on December 22, 1851 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children.  She married Jonathon Jones, and they had 1 child. She married Samuel Gentry on March 3, 1869 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children. They divorced in about 1890. She died June 26, 1905. She was 69. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Eli Baker – Eli was born about 1837 in Tennessee. He was murdered on October 1, 1861 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 24. Larry Wood wrote about it on an Ozarks History blog, and you can read it here.

William Baker – My 3X great grandfather William was born on May 9, 1840 in Tennessee. were married Sarah Elizabeth Davis on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri.  They had 8 children. William died on September 4, 1910 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about him here.

James Baker – James was born in 1841 in Missouri. He married Rose Ann Wilson on November 12, 1864 in Stone County, Missouri. That’s the last record I have for him.

William Baker (1840-1910) and Sarah Elizabeth Davis (1844-1921)

William Baker & Sarah Elizabeth Davis are my 3X Great Grandparents, the parents of my 2x great grandmother Mary Baker.

William Baker was born on May 9, 1840 in Tennessee. He was the son of Bowling Baker and Mary Jane “Polly” Smith.

Sarah Elizabeth Davis was born in February of 1844 in Taney County, Missouri. She was the daughter of Clemiel Davis and Martha Priestly.

On the 1850 US Census, William was 11 and his family lived in Linn, Taney County, Missouri. Sarah was 8 and her family lived in Swan, Taney County, Missouri.

On the 1860 US Census, William was 19 and his family lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. Sarah was 16 and her family lived in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. Both families were enumerated about two weeks before William and Sarah married.

William and Sarah were married on June 21, 1860 in Stone County, Missouri. He was 20 and she was 16.

On the 1870 US Census, William was 31 and Sarah was 22. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were two children in the home: Mary, age 6; and Sarah, age 6 months. Also in the home was Thomas Butler, age 22, who would marry Sarah’s sister Martha in 1874.

On the 1880 US Census, William was 38 and Sarah was 36. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 5 children at home: Mary, age 16; Sarah, age 10; Ida, age 6; Eva, age 3; and Alexander, age 2 months.

On the 1900 US Census, William was 60 and Sarah was 57. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. There were 4 children in the home: Joseph, age 19; Ada May, age 17; Mandy, age 15; and Benjamin, age 12. Sarah reported that she’d had 12 children, and 7 were still living.

On the 1910 US Census, William was 70 and Sarah was 67. They were farming in Washington, Stone County, Missouri. Daughters Sarah Jane Baker Hardin and Eva Florence Baker Loomis and Ida Baker Daley Stallion, and sons Benjamin and Joseph lived nearby.

William died on September 4, 1910 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

On the 1920 US Census, Sarah was widowed and 76. She lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with daughter Eva Florence Baker Loomis, her husband and children.

Sarah died April 22, 1921 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 71. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

The children of William Baker and Sarah Elizabeth Davis:

Mary Baker – My 2X Great Grandmother Mary was born October 9, 1864. She married Sigel Francis Hedrick on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 9 children. Mary died on August 30, 1948 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Read about her here.

Sarah Jane Baker – Sarah was born December 17, 1869. She married David A. Hardin on September 27, 1896 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 6 children, but only 2 were living in 1910. In 1920 they were caring for orphaned sisters Ella and Carol Gore. She died April 30, 1938. She was 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ida B. Baker – Ida was born in December 1874 in Missouri. She married John Daley on August 15, 1892 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 2 children. She married Joseph Stallions on March 21, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. He had been widowed and had a daughter. They had 3 children, and Ida died in 1908. She was 33 or 34.

Eva Florence Baker – Eva was born July 28, 1877 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Hiram Loomis on January 19, 1896 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 7 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 23, 1954 in Reeds Spring, Stone County, Missouri. She was 76. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Joseph Harvey Baker – Joseph was born on February 29, 1880 in Stone County, Missouri. (He was listed as “Alex B.” age 2 months on the 1880 US Census. He indicated he was born on February 29, 1879 on his World War I Draft Registration Card, but Leap Year was 1880.) He married Jennie Verdra Scobee on November 8, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 10 children. According to his World War I Draft Registration Card, he was tall and slender with blue eyes and brown hair. He died January 4, 1969 in Sacramento County, California. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Ada Mae Baker – Ada was born on December 7, 1881 in Galena, Missouri. She married William Crabtree on July 1, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. They had at least 5 children and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. They left Missouri for California sometime after the 1930 US Census. Ada died August 22, 1950 in Colusa County, California.  She was 68. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Amanda J. “Mandy” Baker – Mandy was born July 19, 1885 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Benjamin Franklin Scobee on March 24, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. Both of their fathers gave permission for the marriage and the wedding took place at the bride’s home. Amanda was 14 and Benjamin was 19.  The 191o US Census indicates that it was a 2nd marriage for both, and I found another marriage record indicating the couple was married again, at the same location, by the same Justice of the Peace, on December 24, 1904. They had at least 10 children, and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. She died May 9, 1962 in Greene County, Missouri. She was 76. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

Benjamin H. Baker – Benjamin was born March 11, 1889. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates that he was tall and slender with grey eyes and black hair. He married Gertrude Hill on February 3, 1910 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 1 child and farmed in Stone County, Missouri. He died August 27, 1971 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. He was 82. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sigel Francis Hedrick (1862-1950) and Mary Baker (1864-1948)

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Sigel Francis Hedrick and Mary Baker are my 2x great grandparents, the parents of my great grandfather James Wesley Hedrick.

HEDRICK Sigel BAKER Mary and all their kidsSigel & Mary Hedrick and all of their children. My grandmother Euvella, daughter of their son James Wesley, gave me all photos I’ve included here.

 

 

 

Sigel Francis Hedrick was born on December 11, 1862 in Missouri and was the son of Isaac Hedrick and Minerva Mathis. Read about them here.

Mary Baker was born October 9, 1864 and was the daughter of William Baker and Sarah Elizabeth Davis. Read about them here.

On 1870 US Census, Sigel was listed as Sigle Mathis. He lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with his uncle Greene Mathis after the death of his parents in 1868. He was 7 and his brother Joseph was 9. Brother Jacob isn’t found on the census.

On the 1870 US Census, Mary was 6 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with her parents and siblings.

On the 1880 US Census, Sigel isn’t found, but Mary was 16 and lived in Washington, Stone County, Missouri with her parents and siblings.

Sigel and Mary were married on November 6, 1881 in Stone County, Missouri. Sigel was 18 and Mary was 17.

On the 1900 US Census, Sigel was recorded as 34 and Mary was recorded as 33 but those ages are at least 2 years off. They were farming in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. They had been married 19 years and had 7 children, all at home: Minnie was 18, William was 16, James was 12, Berton was 11, Franklin was 8, Fred was 6, and Vernie was 2.

On the 1910 US Census, Sigel was 47 and Mary was 45 and they had 9 children, with 8 of them living at home. They were still farming in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. I found it amusing that under the “years married” column, for Sigel it says 28 and for Mary is says 26. Hmmm. Daughter Minnie was 27 and was widowed. James was 22, Bert was 20, Frank was 18, Fred was 16, Vernie was 13, McKinley was 10, and Albert was 6.

On the 1920 US Census, they were farming in Flat Creek, Stone County, Missouri. Sigel was 56 and Mary was 54. Living at home was Minnie, age 36 and widowed; Vernie, age 20; and Elbert, age 15. Also listed is “partner” Fred Loomis, age 42, single and working on the farm. (Fred and Minnie married, and Fred died in 1924.)

On the 1930 US Census, they were farming again in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Sigel was 66 and Mary was 65. Living at home was daughter Minnie Loomis, age 46 and widowed a second time; and daughter Vernie, age 31.

On the 1940 US Census, Sigel was 78 and Mary was 76. They lived alone in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. Son Elbert lived next door.

Mary died on August 30, 1948 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. She was 83. Her Find A Grave memorial is here. Sigel died on March 15, 1950 in Ruth, Stone County, Missouri. He was 87. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Sigel and his sons, around 1949. His wife and two daughters had died. The sons from left to right, I was told, are Elbert, McKinley, Frederick, Franklin, Berton, James and William.

The children of Sigel Hedrick & Mary Baker:

Minnie Hedrick Perkins Loomis, Vernie Hedrick, and my great grandparents Versa Grace Richardson Hedrick and James Wesley Hedrick.

Minnie Hedrick – Minnie was born July 7, 1882 in Stone County, Missouri. She married Jessie Perkins on May 31, 1900 in Stone County, Missouri. He died on December 7, 1901. She married Morgan Frederick Loomis after 1920 and he died on January 27, 1924. Minnie died on October 2, 1933. She was 51. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

William Hedrick – William was born April 30, 1884 in Missouri. He married Nora Francis Rich on September 15, 1904 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 4 children, and farmed in Stone County. William died on June 11, 1957. He was 73. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

James Wesley Hedrick, his father Sigel Francis Hedrick, James’ son-in-law James Madison Mills, and James’ mother Mary Baker holding Jimmy Mills Jr.

James Wesley Hedrick – My great grandfather Jim was born October 7, 1887 in Galena, Stone County, Missouri. On October 26, 1913, Jim married Versa Richardson in Stone County, Missouri. They had 5 children. Jim on July 24, 1953. He was 65. You can see his Find A Grave memorial here. Read more about him here.

Berton Hedrick – Berton was born February 7, 1889 in Missouri. He married Lillie Carr on March 5, 1911 in Stone County, Missouri. They had 3 children. In 1920 he was married and farming in Stone County, Missouri. By 1930 he was widowed and living in Porterville, California, doing odd jobs. By 1940 he was in Santa Clara, California working as a laborer. His World War II Draft Registration Card indicates he was 5’6″, 127 pounds, with brown hair, brown eyes and a ruddy complexion. He moved to Sacramento and owned restaurants. He died on November 30, 1974 in Sacramento. He was 85. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Franklin T. Hedrick – Franklin was born July 15, 1893 in Missouri.  His World War I Draft Registration Card indicates he was of medium height and slender build, with brown hair and brown eyes. He married Bertha Wair in Reeds Spring, Missouri on April 12, 1914. They farmed in South Galloway and Ruth, Missouri. They had 9 children, and divorced before 1940. I can’t find Franklin in 1940 but Bertha was living with her children close to Frankin’s parents and some of his siblings. Franklin died June 27, 1964 in El Dorado, California. He was 70. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Frederick Samuel Hedrick – Frederick was born March 20, 1894 in Missouri. His World War I Draft Registration Card indicated he was of medium height and slender build with grey eyes and brown hair. He married Mary Jane Hopper on April 27, 1913 in Reeds Spring, Missouri. They farmed in Flat Creek, Missouri and had 12 kids. (On the 1930 US Census, my grandfather William Henry Hopper, age 19, lived with them. Mary Jane Hopper was his aunt, and he would eventually marry Euvella Hedrick, Frederick’s niece.) He died November 4, 1980. He was 86. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Vernie Hedrick & Minnie Hedrick Perkins Loomis.

Vernie Hedrick – Vernie was born October 3, 1897 in Missouri. She never married and had no children. She died on October 10, 1931 of typhoid fever. She had been sick for 7 days, and was 7 days past her 34th birthday. Her Find A Grave memorial is here.

McKinley Hedrick – McKinley was born November 6, 1900 in Missouri. He served in the Navy in World War I. On the 1920 US Census he was a patient at a naval hospital in California, and working as a seaman apprentice. He married Emma Catherine Hardin on November 25, 1921 and in 1930 they were farming in Flat Creek, Stone County, Missouri. On the 1940 US Census they were farming in Fresno, California. McKinley and Emma had 8 children. He died July 30, 1992 when he was 91. His Find A Grave memorial is here.

Elbert Charles Hedrick – Elbert was born May 16, 1903 in Missouri. He married Tressie Dell Sharp in 1921 and they had 10 children. They farmed in Ruth, Missouri. He died September 20, 1991. He was 88. His Find A Grave memorial is here.