|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
Estimated birth year: abt 1870
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Beulah B
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|
James Richard Marmion passport to
Mexico via Laredo Texas 1920
|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
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
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)