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Charles B. WILLIS
Maggie M. __?__
Husband:  Charles B. WILLIS
Birth:  19 Oct 1885, MO presumably in Chillicothe, Livingston Co., MO
Death:  25 Jul 1962, Los Angeles Co., CA
Last Residence:  Torrance, Los Angeles Co., CA
Occupations:  farmer, laborer
Father:  Levi WILLIS
Mother:  Cinderella CHILCOTE
Marriage:  1906/7
Wife:  Maggie M. __?__
Birth:  1886/7, MO
Occupation:  homemaker
Father:  born in KY
Mother:  born in KY or IL
Children born in MO, presumably in Jackson Twp., Linn Co., MO:
1.  Nettie Eva WILLIS, b. 1908/9
2.  Geraldine WILLIS, b. 1911/2
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1910 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #7 of 12):  Jackson Twp., Linn Co., MO, Roll T624_795 (Part 2), p. 147A, SN 4A, SD 2, ED 78, enumerated 21 Apr 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 23 24 26 28 29
77 78 Willis Charles W Head M W 25 M1 3     MO IN MO Eng Farmer General Farm Oa Y Y R F 79
    ______ Maggie M Wife F W 23 M1 3 1 1 MO KY IL Eng none     Y Y      
    ______ Nettie E Dau F W  1 S       MO MO MO   none              
Some given name had been written in, then rubbed out and replaced with "Charles."  So, is the "W" a mistake also?  I'm going to assume so because he is Charles B. WILLIS in an earlier census.

3.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #18 of 34):  Hotel Rochester, (no number) West Chapman St., Orange City (Pct. 2), Orange Twp., Orange Co., CA, Roll T625_1233, p. 166B, SN 9B, SD 9, ED 7, enumerated 10/12 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 16 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
* X 224 250 Willis Charles Head R M W 32 M   Y Y MO IN MO Y Laborer ???? Packing H? W
      ______ Maggie Wife   F W 31 M   Y Y MO KY KY Y none    
      ______ Eva Dau   F W 11 S Y Y Y MO MO MO Y none    
      ______ Geraldine Dau   F W  8 S Y Y Y MO MO MO Y none    
*Hotel Rochester (no number) West Chapman St

4a.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find, except for Eva (see next source).

4b.  1930 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #15 of 18):  717 Montez? St., Santa Ana (Ward 2), Orange Co., CA, Roll 182, p. 78A, SN 8A, ED 30-68, SD 20, enumerated 9/10 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).
1 2 3 4 5 6 11 12 13 14 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28
* 717 211 221 Willis Eva Lodger F W 21 S N Y MO MO MO Y Fountain Worker Drug Store W Y
*Montez? St
Living w/KAEMER family.

5.  CADI:  California Death Index, 1940-1997 (online at RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com):
Birth Date Mother
Sex Birth
Death Place
Residence Death Date Age Post-em
WILLIS Charles 10/19/1885 CHILCOTE M MO Los Angeles (70) Torrance (includes West Torrance) 07/25/1962 76 Yes

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