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Jasper Newton DeSPAIN
Verda Victoria STROUP
Husband:  Jasper Newton [Napoleon?] "Poley" DeSPAIN
Birth:  19 Jan 1865, MO
Death:  28 Jun 1947
Disposition:  buried Dorris Cemetery, Madison Co., MO
Occupation:  farmer
Father:  William DeSPAIN (1813- )
Mother:  Elizabeth PAULUS (1819- )
Marriage:  1908/9
Wife:  Verda Victoria "Virdie" STROUP
Birth:  14 Sep 1884, MO either in Fillmore Twp., Bollinger Co., MO, or Cedar Creek Twp., Wayne Co., MO
Death:  23 Aug 1987
Disposition:  buried Dorris Cemetery, Madison Co., MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  Stanhope Sylvanus STROUP
Mother:  Mary Eliza WRIGHT
Children born Cedar Creek Twp., Wayne Co., MO:
1.  Gale Olive DeSPAIN, b. 23 Oct 1909; d. 31 Jul 1928; bur. Dorris Cem.
2.  Glen DeSPAIN, b. 13 Jan 1912; d. 23 Dec 1987; last residence Fredericktown, Madison Co., MO
3.  Gaines Wagner DeSPAIN, b. 1914/5; d. 2000
4.  Gillis Stanhope DeSPAIN, b. 15 Sep 1917; d. 8 Dec 1975; served WWII
5.  Guy W. DeSPAIN, b. 26 Oct 1919; d. 03 May 1995; last residence Tucson, Pima Co., AZ
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Arizona, Missouri

Sources:

1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).
Jasper Newton DeSpain
Birth: 19 Jan 1865; Death: 28 Jun 1947; Burial: Dorris Cem. Madison Co, M0
Father: William DeSpain (1813- ); Mother: Elizaberh Paullus (1819- )
Spouse: Verda Victoria Stroup
Birth: 14 Sep 1884; Death: 23 Aug 1987; Burial: Dorris Cem. Madison Co, M0
Father: Stanhope Sylvester Stroup (1855-1916); Mother: Mary Wright (1857-1937)
Source: patron submission

2.  1910 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #26 of 32):  Cedar Creek Twp., Wayne Co., MO, Roll T624_827, p. 177B, SN 13B, SD 11, ED 157, enumerated 5 May 1910, official enumeration date 15 Apr 1910 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1910:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 26 28
255 266 DeSpain Jasper N Head M W 42 M1 2     MO MO MO Eng Farm Laborer Working out W N 0 Y Y R H
    _______ Verda V Wife F W 25 M1 2 1 1 MO MO MO Eng None         Y Y    
    _______ Olive G Son M W 5/12 S       MO MO MO   None                

3.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 20):  Cascade & Gravelton, Cedar Creek Twp., Wayne Co., MO, Roll T625_963 (Book 1), p. 4A, SN 4A, SD 11, ED 174, enumerated 15 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 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28 29
Fm 49 51 Spain Jasper Head R M W 52 M   Y Y MO MO MO Y Farmer Gen farm OA 40
        "   Verda Wife   F W 35 M   Y Y MO MO MO Y None      
        "   Gale Son   M W 10 S Y Y Y MO MO MO Y        
        "   Glen Son   M W  8 S Y Y Y MO MO MO Y        
        "   Gaines Son   M W  5 S Y Y   MO MO MO Y        
        "   Gillis Son   M W  3 S       MO MO MO Y None      
        "   Guy Son   M W 2/12 S       MO MO MO Y None      
      Strop Mary M-in-law   F W 63 W   Y Y MO MO MO Y None      

4.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 9):  Marquand Town, Madison Co., MO, Roll 1210, p. 176A, SN 3A, ED 62-5, SD 14, enumerated 17 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 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28 30
49 51 DeSpain Jasper N Head O 600 N M W 63 M 43 N Y MO MO MO Y Farm Laborer General Farm W Y N
    _______ Birda Wife       F W 45 M 24 N Y MO MO MO Y None        
    _______ Glenn Son       M W 18 S   Y Y MO MO MO Y None        
    _______ Gains Son       M W 15 S   Y Y MO MO MO Y None        
    _______ Gillis Son       M W 12 S   Y Y MO MO MO Y None        
    _______ Guy Son       M W 10 S   Y Y MO MO MO Y None        

5.  Dorris Cemetery [1.5 mi from Buckhorn], Madison Co., MO (online at the Madison County MOGenWeb site; transcribed and submitted by Jeanette Henson McClure):
DeSpain, Jasper N. 19 Jan 1865 28 Jun 1947  
DeSpain, Verda V 14 Sep 1884    
DeSpain, Gale O. 23 Oct 1909 31 Jul 1928  
DeSpain, Gillis Stanhope 15 Sep 1917 08 Dec 1975 WWII

6.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
Glen DESPAIN 13 Jan 1912 23 Dec 1987 (V) 63645 (Fredericktown, Madison, MO) 494-01-4935 MO No
Guy W. DESPAIN 26 Oct 1919 03 May 1995 85711 (Tucson, Pima, AZ) 495-14-3545 MO No
(V) = (Verified) Report verified with a family member or someone acting on behalf of a family member.

7.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service: Pedigree Resource File (index to CDs, online at FamilySearch.org).

8.  Email from grandson, David R. DeSpain (20 July 2013, with permission):
I am David Ray DeSpain, the older son of Gaines DeSpain.  He passed away in 2000.  He had a 1951 Chrysler New Yorker when I was five, that he took for a demonstrator and keep all year and put 32,000 miles on it.  I thought it was the most beautiful car I'd ever seen!  When Dad was 79, he did all the body work on an almost frame-off restoration of another similar car, not the same one, but identical in every detail that either of us could remember.  I still have the car here in Texas, and drive it regularly.  It was featured in "Collectible Automobile" magazine about ten years ago.

Your page is 99% accurate, except Verda was called "Verdie".  She was about three weeks short of her 103 birthday when she passed away.  Until a few weeks before that, she would push the wheelchairs for others in the nursing home, and her mind was as sharp as a whip.

Guy DeSpain also served in the US Navy in WWII, on an aircraft carrier in the South Pacific, but I don't remember the name of the ship.  Gillis was a cook in the US Army, and was in the Battle of the Bulge.  He said they were pinned down for a month, before the tide turned.

My father, Gaines Wagner, was named for the two doctors in Marquand, MO.  Verdie enjoyed 102 years of bad health.  My father said his fathers name was Jasper Newton, but his first cousin, Jeri (sp?) Sanders, said the name was Jasper Napoleon, which would account for him being called "Poley".  We may never know, because everything I've found so far has J.N.

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