1A-E: Joseph H Guthrie

Joseph H Guthrie 1863AR – 1945CA and Sarah Ann Woods
of Washington County, Arkansas, USA

Parents: John Guthrie 1821 AL or TN – 1889 AR and Nancy Mahala 1846 MO – 1878 AR
Birth: 7 November 1863
Birth Location: Arkansas, USA
Marriage: Sarah Ann Woods on 30 July 1885 in Washington County Arkansas, USA
Occupation: Farmer
Death: 29 December 1945
Death Location: Orange County, California, USA
Burial Location: Fall Creek Cemetery, Strickler, Washington County, Arkansas, USA

Parents: Jacob ‘Jake’ D Woods 1839TN-1915AR and Martha Jane Simpson 1847AR-1928AR
Birth: December 1870
Birth Location: Strickler, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Children: May Edener (1886), Henry H (1888), Richard Clint (1892), John Virgil (1893), Jewel Goldie (1896)
Death: 7 December 1939
Death Location: Cove Creek, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Location: Fall Creek Cemetery, Strickler, Washington County, Arkansas, USA

Joe’s full name may have been Joseph Henry Harrison Guthrie. His birth year is recorded as 1861 and 1863. The family census for 1870 is missing. The 1880 census lists him as being 7 years old instead of 17. The family was living in Cove Creek, Washington County, AR at the time.

On 29 Jun 1885, Joseph Guthrie of Strickler, Washington, AR, aged 22, and Annie Wood of Stricker, Washington, AR, aged 15, married. They settled at Lees Creek, Washington, Arkansas where they owned and worked a farm while raising two daughters and three sons. Annie passed away on 7 Dec 1939 in Cove Creek, AR. Joe was in Orange County, CA at the time of his death on 29 Dec 1945. They are buried at Fall Creek Cemetery in Strickler, Washington, AR.

Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1886AR – 1940AR
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: N/A – No Descendants

Born 29 May 1886 in Strickler, Washington, AR – Died 18 July 1940 in Cove Creek, Washington, AR. On 27 March 1917, a marriage license was issued for Henry Edison, a 70 year-old widower, and May Guthrie, 30. She had been living with her widowed mother until that point. Henry’s previous wife had died in 1916, and he had several adult children. Henry died 20 August 1917, the same year as their marriage. By 1920, the now widowed May is found living back at home with the Guthrie family. After her mother’s death, she continued to live with her father, Joseph. She preceded him in death on 18 July 1940 at the age of 54 due to colon cancer. May is buried at Fall Creek Cemetery.
Edison Children

1888AR – 19??
Y-DNA Project Participants: No known descendants
Autosomal DNA Participants: No known descendants

Born about September 1888, Joe and Annie’s 11 year old son Henry H Guthrie is listed with the family on Lee’s Creek, Washington, Arkansas during the 1900 census. He is believed to be the same Henry Guthrie, 19, who married Sallie Jones, 16. A marriage license was issued in Washington County on 29 Oct 1907 and the marriage recorded 30 October 1907. Henry disappears from census records and Sallie appears to have remarried on 20 Mar 1910 1910 to widower Edward Alouis Bonne, a Belgian immigrant residing in Nebraska, and settled back in Nebraska with her two Guthrie children, Arthur Raymond (1907) and Esther Ellender (1908).

A newspaper search turns up some disturbing information about Henry Guthrie. He was jailed in the Spring of 1908 to serve a year for seduction. Having married the girl, her father had allowed the indictment upon him to lapse until she reported that Henry had thrown her into a well. Friends of Guthrie claimed she had fallen into the well and was then rescued by her husband. Reported by The Springdale News, 22 May 1908, Friday, page 1: “There was one other penitentiary sentence at the last term of court, Henry Guthrie, one year for seduction.” Flash forward nearly a year… Being 17 days shy of the end of his sentence and in poor health at the time, the governor gave Henry a pardon, which was endorsed by petitioners of Washington County. Online trees report Henry’s death in 1920 Arkansas, but I have found no corroborating data. Sarah “Sallie” Bonne died at 78 years of age in Nebraska. She was buried in David City Cemetery.
Guthrie Children
None Known

Arkansas Democrat
23 Mar 1909
Tuesday, page 10

1891AR – 1960CA
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – No Direct Line Male Descendants
Autosomal DNA Participants: N0

Born 28 Dec 1891 AR, Clint grew up on the home farm working as a farm laborer in his youth. Typical of a farming community, he completed a 7th grade elementary education before working on the home farm. He was still a single man at 25 years old in 1917 when he signed up for the World War I draft listing his father mother and 2 sisters as those who are dependent upon him for his work. Notations on the back of the card correct the statement to indicate he has no dependent relatives. He is described as being of medium build with blue eyes and light brown hair.

Clint went to war as a Private 1st Class M.P.C. with Company B, 2nd G.H.Q. MP Battalion sent to Brest, France. He returned to Hoboken, New Jersey on the ship Plattsburg leaving France on 11 July 1919 and arriving on the 20th. A year after arriving back home in Washington County, Arkansas, Clint got married. His bride was Ruby Rae McCamish from Prairie Grove. They obtained a marriage license on 9 Dec and married 12 December 1920. Sometime afterward, the couple moved to California. Two daughters, Dorothy Glee (1923) and Luella (1925) were born in Orange County. The family were living on W. Rose in La Habra during the 1930 census where they owned a home. Clint was working as an oil field pumper and was noted on the census to be a WWI veteran. By 1940 they were still living on W Rose Avenue, but the town was Brea. La Habra and Brea are neighboring townships within 4 miles of each other. Clint’s occupation was listed as laborer. The 1950 census lists them in the same house on W Rose, but in La Habra again. Clint was still working as an Oil Company pumper. By this year both daughters had moved away and it was just Clint and Ruby at home.

Clint died in Los Angeles, California on 10 August 1960. He was only 68. Ruby passed away at 91 years old nearly thirty years later on 28 April 1990. They are buried at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, Orange, California.
Guthrie Children
1) Dorothy Glee Guthrie: Born 18 Feb 1923 West Fork, Washington, Arkansas. She was 17 at the time of the 1940 census and had completed her 4th year of High School. Dorothy married William M Schmidt on 30 July 1947 in California. One daughter is listed with them on the 1950 census. Dorothy died in 1996 at 72-73 years of age. Her husband William died in 2003. They are “Together Forever” according to their memorial inscription at Memory Garden Memorial Park in Brea, Orange, California.
Schmidt Children: 1 known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

2) Luella Guthrie: Born 17 January 1925 in Orange County, California. At the time of the 1940 census, her family was living in Brea, Orange County, California. She had finished her 2nd year of high school. Luella married the month after her sister’s ceremony to Thomas Richard Puckett on 24 August 1947. They moved to Pomona, Los Angeles, California where they were living during the 1950 census with their 1-year old daughter. Her husband was an assembly line worker in the manufacturing industry at the time. He was 6′ tall with a light brown complexion, brown hair, and blue eyes, according to the WWII draft registration card he completed back in 1942, and employed by the Southern Service Company. Thomas died in Upland, San Bernardino County, California on 8 May 2010. Luella passed away five years later in January of 2015, also in Upland.
Puckett Children: 1 known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1894AR – 1977CA
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

John was born on 26 September 1894. Arkansas was his home for the first 60 years or so. Virgil Guthrie lived on the home farm until his marriage to Golda Edith Scott. Both lived in Strickler, Washington, Arkansas. They obtained a marriage license on 21 Feb 1916 and wed on 27 Feb 1916.

Like his older brother, Virgil was also required to sign up for the WWI draft. His registration card describes him of stout build, with dark brown hair, and blue eyes. He was a farmer working his own farm with a wife and child to support. I did not find a service record. (Note: The registration card lists his birth year as 1894. The Find-a-Grave site and memorial stone photo show a discrepancy with the year listing it as 1893.)

They lived in Cove Creek, Washington, Arkansas and had two sons. Virgil’s wife, Golda Edith, was only 39 years old at her death on 9 June 1931 after an acute attack of gangrenous appendicitis. Three days prior to her death doctors had performed an appendectomy, but Edith developed peritonitis. Virgil did not remarry. He remained for some years in Arkansas. He was in Temple City, Los Angeles, California upon his death on 26 June 1977. His body was returned to Arkansas for burial at Fall Creek Cemetery in Strickler, Washington County.
Guthrie Children
1) Carroll Dennis Guthrie Born 27 October 1916 in Strickler, Washington, Arkansas. During the 1930 census, at 13 years old, he was listed as an unpaid family worker / farm laborer living with his parents and brother. When he was 20, he married Pauline Bernice Davice, who was about 16 years old, in Washington County, Arkansas. They had one son, Kenneth Leon Guthrie (1939-1940) who was listed with them during the 1940 census in Prairie Grove township, Washington County, AR. The couple divorced on 3 April 1942.

Pauline remarried to Thomas Jefferson Guthrie (1918AR-1998CO), a descendant of the Carter Guthrie-Barbara Beal line from North Carolina / Arkansas. She had 3 Guthrie sons with this 2nd husband, but that marriage also ended in divorce as she eventually married for a third time on 28 Jan 1977 to Adolph Martinez (1924-1994). Pauline died on 14 Feb 2004 in Longmont, Boulder, Colorado. She is buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver with her third husband.

The 1950 census reveals that Carroll Dennis Guthrie remarried prior to that year. His wife was Anita Cunha. They had one son born prior to that census year. The couple divorced in January of 1966 in Los Angeles. Carroll Dennis Guthrie died on 2 December 1982 in Los Angeles, California. His remains are interred at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, Los Angeles County, California, USA.
Guthrie Children: 2 known
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

2) Raymond Denton Guthrie: Born 13 February 1918 in West Fork, Washington, Arkansas. He moved to Orange County, California and was living with his Uncle & Aunt, John & Jewell (Guthrie) McCamish during the 1940 census in Brea while working as a truck driver for a local nursery. On 16 Oct that same year he filled out his WWII Draft Card listing his employer as Roy F Wilcox and next of kin John McCamish. Twenty-two at the time, he was described with a light complexion, blonde hair, and blue eyes. His Army enlistment records show him with the rank of private. He had completed grammar school, and his civil occupation was classified as semiskilled chaufferurs and drivers, bus, taxi, truck, and tractor. Enlistment date of 22 Oct 1941 in Los Angeles, CA. He was discharged from the Army on 12 Jan 1946. Raymond married Mignon Hanson. They had one son prior to the 1950 census. At that time Raymond was working as a Shipping Clerk for a wholesale nursery. The couple were also blessed with another son. Raymond died on 8 December 1983 at 65 years of age in East Irvine, Orange, California. His widow, Mignon, remarried on 3 Feb 1967 at 42 years of age, to William H Gardner in Los Angeles, California. They settled in Hemet, Riverside, California where she died on 13 June 2006 at 81 years old.
Guthrie Children: 2
Y-DNA Project Participants: No
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

1896AR – 1973CA
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

The youngest member of the family was daughter Jewel Goldie born on 9 October 1896 in Arkansas. She was 3 years old at the time her family was documented in the 1900 census of Lees Creek, Washington County, AR. They were in Cove Creek in 1910. Jewel married at 20 years of age on 18 August 1917 to John Carter McCamish. During the early years of their marriage in Arkansas, John was a farm operator. They moved to Orange County, California and lived in La Habra and Brea during the 1930s and 1940s. Like Jewel’s brother, Clint Guthrie, her husband was an Oil Field laborer. Jewel was classified as a homemaker or unpaid family worker depending on the census year. They raised two sons, Warren Harold (1919) and Kenneth Gene (1929). John McCamish died 2 July 1969 in Orange County, CA. Jewel’s death came on 10 Sep 1973 in Los Angeles County, CA. She was 76. They are buried at Loma Vista Memorial Park in Fullerton, Orange, CA.
McCamish Children
1) Warren Harold McCamish: Born 22 October 1919 in Cove Creek, Washington County, Arkansas, USA. He was a few months old at the time of the 1920 census. Afterward, his parents moved to La Habra, Orange County, California. His father was working as an oil field laborer in 1930. He had a new brother born in 1929. Warren attended school. On 7 Nov 1938, Warren McCamish married Mary Lou Tidwell in Yuma, Arizona. They had several children.

Warren completed his WWII Draft Registration Card on 1 July 1941. He was an employee of Standard Stations Inc (aka Standard Oil) at the time. Described as 6’1, 175 lbs, with a light brown complexion, brown hair, and brown eyes. His next of kin was his father, John McCamish. He served in the US Navy during WWII beginning 24 May 1944 and ending 8 May 1945. After the war, the 1950 census shows Warren as the head of household in Pomona, Los Angeles, California, with wife Mary Lou, their two daughters, and son. He was employed as a Service Station Manager.

Sometime between 1950 and 1965, Warren and Mary Lou’s marriage ended. On 27 Nov 1965 he wed Martha J Carey, but they soon divorced in 1966. Three years later he married Erma May (Hilliard) Wright, who had several children of her own. She had worked for the General Telephone Company in California. Warren died on 12 Oct 1986 and is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix.
McCamish Children: 3 known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No

2) Kenneth Gene Mccamish: Born 13 June 1929 in La Habra, Orange, California, USA. He was not yet one year of age when the census taker arrived in April of 1930 to record the family on First Avenue in La Habra. They had moved to the neighboring town of Brea by 1940 living on S. Hiatt. The census lists him as Gene. In 1950, he attended the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

Gene married Jean Beverly Lewis on 20 December 1952 in Los Angeles, California, USA. On 10 Oct 1958, he enlisted in the US Air Force, and was later discharged on 9 Oct 1960. They had two children, a son and daughter.
McCamish Children: 2 known
Y-DNA Project Participants: N/A – Descendant of a Female Guthrie
Autosomal DNA Participants: No