Sunday, August 2, 2015

Eugene Albert Renfro

© Kathy Duncan, 2015

Eugene Albert Renfro, born 12 June 1872 in Cooper, Delta County, Texas, was the son of James W. and Julia (Smith) Renfro. He married Myrtis Rattan in Delta County, Texas on 8 Dec 1892. He gave a lengthy and interesting account of his family's migration, which will be recounted here.

8 June 1900, Pct 1, Delta County, Texas:

168-170
Renfro Albert Head W M b. Jun 1872 27 M 7 b. TX fb. TN mb. GA
-----Myrtis Wife F W b. Feb 1874 M 7 4-4 b. TX fb. IL mb. TX
-----Connie Son W M b. Nov 1893 6 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Rasco Son W M b. Oct 1895 4 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Anita Dau W F b. Nov 1897 2 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Waldo Son W M b. Feb 1900 S b. TX fb. TX mb. -

27 April 1910, Pct 2, Cottle Co., Texas:

106-106
Renfrow, E Ab Head M W 37 M-1 b. TX fb. TN mb. TN
-----Myrtis Wife F W 35 M-1 17 6-6 b. TX fb. IL mb. KY
-----Connie son M W 16 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Rases C son M W 14 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Aneta Daughter F W 12 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Ralph W son M W 10 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Edith Daughter F W 7 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----James V son M W 2 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX

12 Feb 1920, Paducah, Cottle County, Texas:

50-54
Renfro, Albert E. Head M W 48 M b. TX fb. TN mb. TN
-----Myrtis Wife F W 45 M b. TX fb. IL mb. TX
-----James B. Renfro Son M W 12 S b.TX fb. TX mb. TX
-----Waldo R. Son M W 20 ? b. TX fb. TX mb. TX

2 April 1930, Vocting Pct 30, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas:

421 South ?
21-23
Renfro, Albert E. Head M W 57 M 24 b. TX fb. TN mb. TN farmer
-----Mirtis Wife F W 55 M 19 b. TX fb. IL mb. NC
Stewart, Edith Dau F W 27 D b. TX fb. TX mb. TX sales lady
-----Anita Gradau F W 4 S b. TX fb. TX mb. TX

5 April 1940, JP 7, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas:

421 S Winnettka
124
Rinfro, E.A. Head M W 67 M grade: C2 b. TX 1935 res: same house
-----Myrtle Wife F W 65 M grade: H4 b. TX 1935 res: same house
-----J.V. Son M W 32 S grade: H1 b. TX res 1935: same house

Death Certificate for Eugene Albert Renfro:

Eugene Albert Renfro b. 12 June 1872 Cooper, Texas; d. 10 April 1950 Dallas, Dallas County, TX. Married. Occupation: retired teacher. Father: J.W. Renfro b. TN. Mother: Julia Smith b. TN. Informant: C.C. Renfro. Burial: Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Texas
[Source: death certificate]

Obituary for Eugene Albert Renfro:

Renfro, Eugene Albert, 2408 South Denley Dr., died Monday. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eugene Renfro; sons, C.C., R.W. and J.V. Renfro, all of Dallas; daughter Mrs. E.N. Jones, Paducah, KY.; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. Private services Tuesday, 2 p.m. Sparkman-Brand Chapel, Dr. Wallace Bassett officiating. Interment Laurel Land Cemetery. Pallbearers: James A. Kilgore, John C. Cox Jr., John C. Lumpkin, J.W. Fry, Earl Combest, Clarence Dean.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, TX.; Tues. 11 April 1950]

Death Certificate for Myrtis (Rattan) Renfro:

Myrtis Renfro b. 22 Jan 1875 Cooper, Texas; d. 14 June 1959 Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Widowed. Occupation: housewife. Father: Volney Rattan. Mother: Adelaid Bradley. Informant: Mrs. C.C. Renfro. Burial: Laurel Land Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX, 16 May 1959.

Obituary for Myrtis (Rattan) Renfro:

Renfro,
Mrs. Myrtis, 4053 Travis. Survived by sons, C.C., R.W., and J.V. Renfro all of Dallas; daughter Mrs. Anita Jones, Paducah, Texas; brother, Sterling Rattan, Cooper, Texas; sister, Mrs. B.F. Tippen, Paducah; several grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Arrangements pending. Sparkman's. 2115 Ross Ave.
[Source: Dallas Morning News; Dallas, TX; Mon. 15 June 1959]

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Moss and Mrs. Owen Hooten returned from Dallas where they attended the funeral of Mrs. Moss' aunt, Mrs. Myrtis Renfro. Her brother, Sterling Rattan was unable to be at the service.
[Source: The Paris News; Paris, TX; Tues., 23 June 1959]

Children of Eugene Albert and Myrtis (Rattan) Renfro:

1. Connie C. Renfro
2. Roscoe C Renfro
3. Anita Renfro
4. Ralph Waldo Renfro
5. Edith Renfro
6. James V. Renfro

Last updated August 3, 2015

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