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Columbus Franklin MESSER
Margaret Rheumer OSBORN
Anna Callagh MERONEY
Husband:  Columbus Franklin "Frank" MUSSER / MESSER
Birth:  5 Jul 1861 or 1863, Franklin Co., AL
Death:  12 Dec 1938, Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR
Disposition:  buried 15 Dec 1938, Roselawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR
Father:  Thomas Jefferson MESSER (1840-1908) of GA
Mother:  America Elizabeth DISHAROON (1842-1934) of GA
Marriage-1:  4 Jan 1880, Clark Co., AR
Wife-1:  Margaret Rheumer OSBORN
Birth:  8 Mar 1862, Corinth, MS
Death:  bef. 1884
Father:  James Monroe OSBORN
Mother:  Cyrena Ellen __?__
Marriage-2:  29 Jun 1884, Clark Co., AR
Wife-2:  Anna Callagh "Annie" MARONEY / MERONEY
Birth:  3 Jul 1868, Clark Co., AR
Death:  13 Dec 1951, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR
Disposition:  buried 15 Dec 1951, Roselawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR
Father:  Galen Callaga MERONEY
Mother:  Mary MOSELEY
Children with Margaret OSBORN:
Children with Anna MERONEY born in Caddo Twp., Clark Co., AR:
1.  Maud Evelyn MESSER, b. Apr 1889
2.  Mary Alma MESSER, b. Aug 1891; d. 1982
3.  Anna May "Annie" MESSER, b. Apr 1894
4.  Jesse Franklin "Frank" MESSER, b. Nov 1896 or 8 Mar 1897; d. 12 Nov 1980
5.  Horace MESSER, b. Aug 1898; d. 6 May 1951
6.  Harvey Gaines MESSER, b. 1 Aug 1904; d. 20 Oct 1988
7.  Ernest Amos MESSER, b. 15 Jul 1908; d. 9 Feb 2003
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  C. Franklin MESSER (æ 19, b. AL) and his wife, Margaret (æ 18, b. MS), are living in Caddo Twp., Clark Co., AR (p. 455C), with his parents, Thomas J. MESSER (æ 40, b. GA) & AmerIca (æ 38, b. GA), plus siblings, et al.

3.  1890 Census:  the 1890 Census Population Schedules were destroyed.

4.  1900 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #20 of 44):  Caddo Twp., Clark Co., AR, Roll T623_53, p. 263B, SN 9, SD 5, ED 8, enumerated 11 Jun 1900, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1900 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1900:  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 15 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 28
172 172 Musser F Columbus Head W M Jul 1863 36 M 15     MS GA GA Farmer 0   Y Y Y O 140
    ______ Annie Wife W F Jul 1868 31 M 15 7 5 AR IRL AR       Y Y Y    
    ______ Maud Dau W F ??? 1889 11 S       AR MS AR At shool   4 Y Y Y    
    ______ Alma Dau W F Aug 1891  8 S       AR MS AR At shool   2 Y Y Y    
    ______ Annie Dau W F Apr 1894  6 S       AR MS AR       N N Y    
    ______ Jessie Son W M Nov 1896  4 S       AR MS AR                
    ______ Horace Son W M Aug 1898  1 S       AR MS AR                

5.  WorldConnect / WorldTree (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

6.  Public Member Trees (online at Ancestry.com). 

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