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George Franklin BEST
Mayme May STRAUB
Husband:  George Franklin / Frank George BEST
Birth:  6 Oct 1888, Mt. Erie, Wayne Co., IL
Death:  29 Dec 1980
Last Residence:  Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  George BEST
Mother:  Ellen MAHON
Marriage:  14 Oct 1912, Wayne Co., IL
Wife:  Mayme / Mamie May STRAUB
Birth:  30 Apr 1892, Elm River Twp., Wayne Co., IL
Death:  Nov 1983
Last Residence:  Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Johann Michael STRAUB II
Mother:  Elizabeth Ann SMITH
Children born in Elm River Twp., Wayne Co., IL:
1.  Dortha / Dartha / Dorothy E. BEST, b. 23 Mar 1914; d. 30 Aug 2002; last residence Fairfield, Wayne Co., IL
2.  Frank Edward BEST, b. Sep 1915
3.  Ella May BEST, b. Jun 1917
4.  Marybelle / Mary Belle BEST, b. Mar 1919; d. bef. 1930
5.  Fredrick BEST, b. 1920/1
6.  Mayme BEST, b. 1923/4
7.  Waldo BEST, b. Dec 1925
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Illinois

Sources:

1.  Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 17631900 (online at the Illinois State Archives web site):
BEST, Frank George STRAUB, Mayme 1912-10-14 Book E, p. 24 Lic #1579 Wayne Co.

2.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #17 of 20):  Elm River Twp., Wayne Co., IL, Roll T625_413 (Book 1), p. 95A, SN 9A, SD 16, ED 150, enumerated 20 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 22 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 183 183 Best Frank Head O M M W 31 M Y Y IL IL   IL Y Farmer General Farm OA 171
      ____ Mayne Wife     F W 25 M Y Y IL Ger Ger IL Y none      
      ____ Dortha Dau     F W  5 S     IL IL   IL Y none      
      ____ Frank Edward Son     M W 4 3/12 S     IL IL   IL   none      
      ____ Ella Maye Dau     F W 2 6/12 S     IL IL   IL   none      
      ____ Marybelle Dau     F W 9/12 S     IL IL   IL   none      

3.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 15):  Elm River Twp., Wayne Co., IL, Roll 567 (Book 1), p. 87A, SN 8A, ED 96-9, SD 28, enumerated 30 Apr 1930, official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30 32
171 171 Best Frank Head O R Y M W 42 M 24 N Y IL IL IL Y Farmer Gen?l Farm O Y N 154
    ____ Mayme Wife     X F W 38 M 20 N Y IL Ger IL Y None          
    ____ Dartha Dau     X F W 16 S   N Y IL IL IL Y None          
    ____ Frank Edward Son     X M W 14 S   N Y IL IL IL Y None          
    ____ Ella May Dau     X F W 12 S   Y Y IL IL IL Y None          
    ____ Fredick Son     X M W  9 S   Y Y IL IL IL Y None          
    ____ Mayme Dau     X F W  6 S   Y Y IL IL IL Y None          
    ____ Waldo Son     X M W 4 3/12 S   Y Y IL IL IL Y None          

4.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Frank BEST 06 Oct 1888 Dec 1980 62837 (Fairfield, Wayne, IL) 325-18-9742 IL No
Mayme BEST 30 Apr 1892 Nov 1983 62837 (Fairfield, Wayne, IL) 322-56-7594 IL No
Dorothy E BEST 23 Mar 1914 30 Aug 2002 62837 (Fairfield, Wayne, IL) 344-03-1806 IL No
Frank BEST 19 Sep 1915 Jun 1977 74859 (Okemah, Okfuskee, OK) 337-18-8783 IL No
Fredrick BEST 19 Sep 1920 Jun 1971 (not specified) 339-16-1960 IL No
This Frank and Fredrick may be our subjects' sons.

5.  Archive of the STRAUB-L Mailing List (online at RootsWeb.com).

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