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Martin/Hoover and Martin/Michael Families


Last Updated August 14, 2006







Many of the original Martin
and Hoover family members were buried in
the St. Clair Co., Missouri areas. during the
late 1700's and the 1800's. There were many
townships - Tebo, Taber, Chalk Level, Roscoe,
Osage, Osceola and many more. After this,
many were buried in Arkansas, Oklahoma,
California and Canada.






Barling City Cemetery, Barling, Sebastian Co., AR.

Dovie May (Ray) Martin (dau. of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler and Robert Franklin Ray) - Born 5/26/1892 Died 10/20/1970

William M. Martin (husband to Dovie May Ray, son of Joseph H. Martin and Laura D. Hoover) - Born 2/29/1884 Died 5/11/1941

Mary Ann "Belle" (Lawler) Ray (dau. of Martha (Boles/Bowls) Scarber/Scarborough Lawler and Patrick Lawler) - Born 11/8/1872 Died 1/10/1954

Robert Franklin Ray (husband of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler, son of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) - Born 4/12/1868 Died 5/7/1907

Robert Franklin "Uncle Frank" Ray (son of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler and Robert Franklin Ray) - born 9/14/1907, died 8/19/1983.

James Idus "Dick" Ray (son of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler and Robert Franklin Ray) - Born 12/3/1898 Died 4/9/1966

Sudie Belle (Ray) Cross (dau. of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler and Robert Franklin Ray) - Born 6/19/1905 Died 8/23/1981

Fred Cross (husband of Sudie Belle Ray) - Born 9/27/1903 Died 8/3/1964

Hazel (Johnson) Martin (wife of Bernard Eugene Martin, son of William M. Martin and Dovie May Ray, dau. of Othel Johnson and Beulah McCarty) Born 1/26/1925 Died 12/29/2005


Oak Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR.

Eula (Ray) Norfleet (dau. of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler and Robert Franklin Ray, wife of Buck Norfleet) - Born 1896 Died 2/7/1923


Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR.

Joseph Edward Martin (son of Dovie May Ray and William M. Martin, husband of Katharina Michael) - Born 12/5/1916 Died 6/20/1981

Buddy Ray Martin (son of Bernard Eugene Martin and Hazel Johnson) Born 4/11/1941 Died 3/27/2003


Liberty Cemetery, Sebastian Co., AR.

Nancy Odell (Ray) Buckner (dau. of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) - Born 7/1879 Died 6/3/1907

Benjamin Franklin Buckner (husband of Nancy Odell Ray, son of Pleasant Buckner and Sarah Ross) Born 5/7/1844 Died 3/31/1902 at Center Twp., Greenwood, Sebastian Co., AR.

Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Sebastian Co., AR.

Louise Alverson( Ray (2nd wife of Robert Franklin "Frank" Ray, son of Mary Ann "Belle" Lawler and Robert Franklin Ray) - Born ---, Died --- in Greenwood, AR.

David W. Ray (son of Robert Frankin "Frank" Ray and Louise Alverson) - Born 2/27/1936 Died 4/29/1990 in Fort Smith, AR.

Sharon Kay (Rachels) Ray (wife of Danny Charles Ray, son of Robert Franklin "Uncle Frank" Ray) Born 8/1/1944 Died 8/31/1992 Greenwood, AR


Mt. Hope Cemetery, Franklin Co., AR.

Zebalon Joseph Rainwater (son of James Rainwater and Apposley Cummingham) Born2/25/1823 Spartanburg, SC Died 1/20/1889 Vista, Franklin Co., AR

Rhoda (Eskew) Rainwater (wife of Zebalon Joseph Rainwater) Born 10/29/1829 Spartenburg, SC Died 8/4/1900 Vista, Franklin Co., AR

Margot (Scarber/Scarborough) Rainwater (dau. of Martha Boles/Bowls Scarber/Scarborough Lawler and Benjamin Scarber/Scarborough - Born 5/17/1855 Died 4/10/1931.

James Samuel Rainwater (husband of Margot Scarber/Scarborough, son of Zebulon Rainwater and Rhoda Eskew) - Born 10/2/1852 Died 9/19/1927.

Sallie Ann (Rainwater) Jameson (dau. of James Samuel and Margot Rainwater, wife of Charles Weighterington Jameson) - Born 1873 Died 1958.

Zebedee Rainwater (son of Zebulon and Rhoda Rainwater, husband of Ethel Beatrice Essman) - Born 9/10/1881 Died 1954.

Ethel Beatrice (Essman) Rainwater (wife of Zebedee Rainwater, dau. of James David Essman and Rachel Letitia Gage) Born 3/21/1887 Died 7/27/1967.

Rosa A. Ray Beshears - Born 5/5/1875 Died 3/15/1901 (Daughter of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizbeth Rainwater)

Francis Marion Beshears (husband of Rosa A. Ray) Born 6/16/1868 Died 2/12/1958

William Clarence Essman (son of James David Essman and Rachel Letitia Gage, husband of Sarah Allie Rainwater) Born 6/2/1889 Franklin Co., AR Died 12/26/1985 Logan Co., AR

Sarah Allie Rainwater (dau of James Samuel Rainwater and Margot Scarber/Scarborough) Born 10/4/1892 Franklin Co., AR Died 11/10/1967 Franklin Co., AR


Masadonia Cemetery, LeFlore Co., OK.

James Madison Ray (son of Hiram and Julia Ray) Born 4/6/1847 Died 4/14/1933

Mary Etta (Ray) Tucker (dau. of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater, wife of James Tucker) Born 10/4/1871 Died 1/1941

James B. Tucker (2nd husband of Mary Etta Ray) - Born 9/2/1851 Died 4/11/1937

James W. Ray (son of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) Born 6/28/1877 Died 2/22/1945

Mary (Tankersley) Ray (1st wife of James W. Ray) - Born 8/8/1882 Died 11/4/1920

Tommy R. Ray (son of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) Born 7/2/1886 Died 8/24/1956

Jennie M. (Carter) Ray (1st wife of Tommy R. Ray) - Born 3/191890 Died 2/10/1918

Madge (Person) Ray (2nd wife of Tommy R. Ray) Born 1/17/1906 Died 5/1/1992

Hattie (Ray) Brake (wife of Marvin Brake, dau of James W. Ray and Mary Tankersley) Born ???? Died ????

Charles Brake (son of Marvin Brake and Hattie Ray, dau of James W. Ray and Mary Tankersley) Born 6/10/1931 Oklahoma Died 12/10/1998 Pocola, Leflore Co., OK


Lee's Chapel Cemetery, Muldrow, Sequoyah Co., OK

Joseph Ludwig "Joey" Martin (son of Joseph Edward Martin and Katherina Michael) Born 8/27/1952 Munich, Germany Died 11/18/1991 was killed while cutting down a tree on Big Skin Bayou, Muldrow, Sequoyah Co., OK


Sallisaw City Cemetery, Sallisaw, OK

Billie Sue (Brown) Wilson (Great Grandaughter of Wallace Monroe Brown and Luvia Annice Rainwater) Born 12/2/1934 Holdenville, OK Died 1/2/1991 Sallisaw, OK


Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Claremore, Rogers Co., OK

Buck L. Norfleet (husband of Eula Ray) - Born 1885 Died 1939 Claremore, Rogers Co., OK.

William L. "Billy" Norfleet (son of Eula Ray and Buck L. Norfleet) - Born 3/22/1914 Died 2/1977 in Claremore, Rogers Co., OK

Velma Norfleet (wife of William L. Norfleet) Born 5/1/1915 Died 11/7/1991 Claremore, Rogers Co., OK

Jesse "Guy" Edward Norfleet (son of Eula Ray and Buck L. Norfleet) - Born 12/26/1917 Died 10/11/2004 Bartlesville, Washington Co., OK.


Yeater Cemetery, St. Clair Co., MO

Thomas L. Greathouse (husband of Ella A. Hoover) - Born 1862 Died 1946

Ella Amanda (Hoover) Greathouse (wife of Thomas L. Greathouse, dau. of Valentine D. Hoover and Urenia Anderson) - Born 1866 Died 1952

Paris Sims (husband of Margaret E. Hoover/dau. of Alexander and Margaret Hoover) - Born 8/8/1802 Died 10/6/1868

Alexander M. Sims (son of Paris Sims and Margaret E. Hoover, husband of Rhoda Racer) - Born 1856 Died 1927

Charles M. Hoover (son of John Hoover and Mary Mollie Dark, husband of Lula "Dollie" M. Collins) Born 1/10/1877 Died 6/7/1935

Lula "Dollie" M.(Collins) Hoover (wife of Charles M. Hoover, dau of James Collins and Lucinda Racer) Born 1886 Died 1966

Mary Mollie (Dark) Hoover (1st wife of John Hoover, daughter of Charles Dark) Born ???? Died ????


Mt. Zion Cemetery, St. Clair Co., MO.

Alexander Hoover - Born 1792 Lee Co., VA. Died 7/1865 St. Clair Co., MO.

Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Hoover (wife of Alexander Hoover) - Born 11/17/1793 Ohio Died 10/23/1879 St. Clair Co., MO.

William Smith Hoover (son of James Madison/Monroe Hoover and Mary Margaret Allison/Hembre) born 9/6/1860 Died 5/22/1951

Elizabeth Maria (Jones) Hoover (wife of William Smith Hoover, dau of William T. Jones and Elizabeth Boyd) Born 11/12/1864 in Illinois, Died 2/16/1916, Taber Twp, St. Clair Co., MO.

James Madison/Monroe Hoover (son of Alexander Hoover and Margaret E. Smith) Born 9/1/1823 Lee Co., VA, Died 6/5/1909 Monegaw, St. Clair Co., MO.

Mary Margaret (Allison/Hembee) Hoover (2nd wife of James Madison/Monroe Hoover) Born 12/12/1827 TN, Died 3/9/1885 St. Clair, MO.

James Thomas Hoover (son of William Smith Hoover and Elizabeth Maria Jones) Born 3/6/1886 Died 3/28/1886


Concord Cemetery, St. Clair Co., MO

Sarah Obanion (Anderson) Boots (daughter of Obanion Anderson) born 8/13/1840 in St. Clair Co., MO, died 3/17/1912 in Ohio, St. Clair Co., MO.

Solomon B. Boots (husband of Sarah Obanion Anderson, son of Martin Boots and Susannah Shoemaker) born 3/22/1834 in Randolph Co., IN, died 11/23/1917 in St. Clair Co., MO.

William Riley Boots (son of Sarah Obanion Anderson and Solomon B. Boots) Born 5/2/1861 Died 7/20/1948

Mary Josephine (Winn) Boots (wife of William Riley Boots, dau of Dawson and Mary Winn) Born 6/22/1863 Died 2/26/1937

Nora Belle Boots (daughter of William Riley Boots and Mary Josephine Winn) Born 2/16/1892 Died 11/8/1907


Appleton City Cemetery, St. Clair Co., MO

Herschel D. Hoover (son of James Valentine Hoover and Victoria Lukenbill) Born 6/1890 Died 3/1942

James Valentine Hoover (husband of Victoria Lukenbill) Born 5/6/1862 Died 3/22/1950

Robert Everleigh Hoover (son of Herchsel D. Hoover and Lora E. Hoover) Born 9/1/1912 Died 8/8/1974

Victoria (Lukenbill) Hoover (wife of James Madison Hoover, daughter of William Lukenbill and Frances Ann Allinson) Born 5/19/1866 Died 3/28/1934


Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, Kern County, CA

Sylvia (Hoover) Heath Born 7/4/1884 St. Clair Co., MO. Died 4/13/1970 Bakersfield, CA.


Other Family Deaths - Cemetery Not Known

Mary Elizabeth (Rainwater) Ray (1st wife of James Madison Ray, son of Hiram and Julia Ray, dau. of Zebalon Joseph Rainwater and Rhoda Eskew)Born 12/30/1848 Campbell Co., GA Died 11/5/1889 On the trail to Oklahoma, Buried near a silo, Littleton, (Braden Bottoms) Oklahoama

Ralph J. Martin (son of William M. Martin and Dovie May Ray) Born 5/2/1915 Arkansas Died 11/27/1977 Lynnwood, AR

Johnny James Martin (son of William M. Martin and Dovie May Ray) Born 2/21/1930 Arkansas Died 10/2/2002 Hughes, St. Francis Co., AR

Jules Ray "Tiny" Martin (son of William M. Martin and Dovie May Ray) Born 4/19/1923 Arkansas Died 8/5/2005 Largo, Pinellas Co., FL

Larry Joe Martin (son of Bernard Eugene Martin and Hazel Johnson) Born 8/11/1946 Fort Smith, AR Died 6/21/1999 Spiro, LeFlore Co., OK

Ruth Ann (Norfleet) Mallem (dau. of Buck L. Norfleet and Eula Ray) Born 8/1/1915 Oklahoma Died 2/8/2003 Dallas, TX

Gene Benham (son of Bethel Jacob Benham and Nancy Catherine Rainwater) Born 2/26/1913 Arkansas Died 12/3/2002 Morton, TX

Leroy V. Head (husband of Vanita Rosalie Martin, dau of William M. Martin and Dovie May Ray) Born 9/19/1922 Texas Died 3/28/2000 Marysville, St. Clair Co., MI

Doyle G. Rainwater Born 1936 Died 5/3/2006 Fort Smith, AR Buried at Hall Cemetery, Natural Dam, Crawford Co., AR

Samuel M. "Sammy" Ray (son of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) Born 12/6/1866 Tennessee Died 7/2/1867 Tennessee

Lueanna "Lou" Ray (dau of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) Born 9/6/1869 Died 2/15/1880 Oklahoma

Julia Ann (Ray) House (dau of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) Born 8/9/1873 Died 9/26/1896 Oklahoma

Grant Smith (1st husband of Mary Etta Ray, dau of James Madison Ray and Mary Elizabeth Rainwater) Born 1868 Arkansas Died 4/11/1937 Pocola, LeFlore Co., OK

Neota (Ray) Turnipseed (dau of James W. Ray and Mary Tankersley) Born 12/2/1899 Leflore Co., OK Died 10/1976 Poteau, Leflore Co., OK

Palmer L. Ray (son of James W. Ray and Mary Tankersley) Born 11/21/1917 Died 6/22/1995 Fort Smith, AR


Cremations

William Jay Avlos (1st husband of Margaritte Katharina Martin, dau of Joseph E. Martin and Katherina Michael) Born 10/30/1951 Arkansas Died 11/16/1997 Fort Smith, AR






Henry County, Missouri Cemeteries

Sebastian Co., AR Cemeteries


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Social Security Death Index

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