James Richard Marmion and Family
James Richard Marmion was born in San Antonio, Texas He is the son of James Roger Marmion and Kate Lockmar.
James was first a telegraph operator and then later got into Real Estate, there are many letters mentioning J.R. had visited the family all around the area, as far as Pass Christian, MS during the time he was making land deals with Eugene Giraud.
He married very late in life, (40's) to Beulah Belle Erwin

Beulah's parents lived in Palestine Texas, where they ran a grocery store, and where Beulah was born. She 1st married David Wells also a telegraph operator and settled at Waco Texas. David was from Louisianna and his father a school teacher.

Name: David M Wells
Home in 1900: Waco Ward 2, McLennan, Texas
Age: 30 
Estimated birth year: abt 1870 
Birthplace: Louisiana 
Relationship to head-of-house: Head 
Spouse's name: Beulah B
Race: White 
Household Members: Name Age
David M Wells 30 
Beulah B Wells 24 
Miles E Wells 6 
Geraldine Wells 4 
Mary I Wells 25 
Jno Kirkwood boarder

Sometime in 1913 David Wells died and Beulah married James Richard Marmion. Beulah and J.R. moved to Houston, Texas. Miles and Geraldine were young adults and lived in Houston as well. Both older children working and on thier own. Older members of the family have said that James Richard Marmion Jr was adoped, that Beulah lost her first husband when JRjr was an infant and that when she married his name was changed to James Richard Jr when JRsr adoped the boy. Yet a grandaughter disputes this, so we are not now sure and will not be until his birth record is ordered. The one listed on the Texas vital stats is missing considerable information, including what county he was born in, only the 1913 date, which could be because a new one was issued with the adopeted name.. Further checking will be needed. But he is a member of the family adopted or not, however we want to find out because the Wells history would also belong to this branch, as well as all living cousins.

David M Wells Waco Ward 2, McLennan, Texas
bn 1870  Louisiana  White Head  

Beulah B Wells bn 1876  White Wife  

Miles E Wells bn 1894  White Son  

Geraldine Wells  bn 1896 White Daughter  

Mary I Wells  bn 1875    White Sister
family portrait L to R Beulah, James Richard Jr and James Richard Marmion Sr.
Beulah death cert, click to enlarge. Beulah died in the home of her daughter Geraldine Wells Baty, in St Louis Mo. 1945
at right:
James Richard Marmion passport to
Mexico via Laredo Texas 1920
read James's Letters
Letter # 1
Letter # 2
From the Texas Birth Index:
T H E    I N F A N T    O F

Marmion, James R             

*** (INFANT OF),
POSSIBLE ADOPTION
    THIS PERSON HAD AN UNNAMED
    CHILD THAT WAS BORN ON 04/07/1913

IN Hood County, TX NEAR: Granbury, Hood County, TX, USA, 76048
Still unsure as to possible adoption,
however the index indicates something irregular occured>>>

Certificate Number: 12162
Roll Number: 1913_0006
birth county missing

Granbury is over 100 miles north of Waco.and Palestine.
In 1910 James Richard Marmion was living in a boarding house in Palestine Texas (you can read letters below, he had been there often)
he was staying at the Elizabeth Bailey boarding house at 136 Crawford St in Palestine, which is located in the 2nd ward. Working selling Real Estate. This was at first quite alot of RR land that many folks were buying up.

Name: J R Marmion
Age in 1910: 40
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1870
Birthplace: Texas
Relation to Head of House: Lodger 
Father's Birth Place: Louisiana 
Mother's Birth Place: Louisiana 
Home in 1910: Palestine Ward 2, Anderson, Texas
Marital Status: Single 
Race: White
Gender: Male

error on census: James' father Capt James Roger Marmion was born in Warrenpoint, Clonallan County Down Northern Ireland.
his mother Kate was born in San Antoinio. However, his grandparents
Arthur and Catherine Marmion lived in New Orelans LA (but were born in County Down, NI  as well)
Marmion v Wells, THE COURT CASE for Dimmit Ranch