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Re: Moore/Powers

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I’m not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

1900 -
Name: Ida Powers
Age: 28
Birth Date: Feb 1877
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1900: Justice Precinct 2, Ellis, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Sister
Marital Status: Single
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's name: M J Powers
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

C W Powers 25, 2/75 TN
A L Powers 22, 11/77 MS
M J Powers 57, 10/42 SC - widowed, mother, 11 children & 10 living
Ida Powers 28, 2/77 TN - sister [listed as single]
Van Powers 21, 5/79 TN - brother
Rabe Powers 18, 11/81 TN - brother
Katie Powers 15, 4/85 Tn - sister

A W Moore may have "simply walked away" from the marriage to Ida. Ida is listed as "single" in 1900.

1910 -
Name: Ida Shelton
Age in 1910: 32
Birth Year: 1878
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1910: Township 2, Bryan, Oklahoma
Race: White
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Steve Shelton
Father's Birthplace: Tennessee
Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina

Steve Shelton 30, TN
Ida Shelton 32, ALA - 2nd marriage, 4 children & 2 living
Osa Shelton 1, OK
Edna Moore 8, TX - s/dau [b. 1902]

OK Vital records -
We began filing original birth and death records in October of 1908. It was not mandatory until 1917 that these records be filed and of course the earlier years are sketchy.

Additional information regarding birth and death records is available at our official website.

TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930’s or early 1940’s. This means some records reside only in the local registrars’ files and not with the State.

Statement source -
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