I am seeking info on this couple and descendants/ancestors.
Thomas Fredrick Finney was born AR (maybe Missouri) 1885 and married Lillie A. Archer, born OK 1883. They married abt. 1918. Lillie was previously married to Mr. Childress (probably Will C. Childress...have 1910 census for them) and also prior to Mr. Causy/Causey/Cousey? Thomas might have previously been married to Grace Young, I have 1910 census for them).
I've included the 1920 & 1930 census below. 1920 is for Thomas & Lillie Finney together. Although it shows all the children with the surname Childress, I believe the youngest child, Thomas, was actually a Finney, as shown by the 1930 census for Lillie.
I have the World War I Draft Registration for Sr. Thomas Finney and the U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Record for Jr. Thomas Finney. Both died in California, as did Thomas Jr. Finney's sibling Opal shown in the 1930 census for mother Lillie. I also have birth, marriage, obit and death info for daughter Opal Finney.
Sr. Thomas died 1953 in Kings Co., CA
1920 OK census
Finney, Thomas F
Age: 34 Year: 1920
Birthplace: Arkansas Roll: T625_1478
Race: White Page: 7B
State: Oklahoma ED: 153
County: Okfuskee Image: 0929
E.D. 153, Sheet 7B, Enumerated on Jan 21, 1920
Finney, Thomas F., head, 34, rents, AR, IN, IN, farm labor, working out
Lillie A., wife, 36, OK, OH, TX, no occupation
Childress, Willie/Willia G., daughter, 15, attends school, OK, AR, OK
Childress, Rubbie D., daughter, 9, attends school, OK, AR, OK
Childress, Malissa P., 6, attends school, OK, AR, OK
Childress, Thomas W.,, 1 yr 7 mths, OK, AR, OK
(Thomas should show as Finney, not Childress....see 1930 census below)
1930 OK census
Lilly A. Finey 47 1882 Oklahoma Head White Barnsdall, Osage, OK
E.D. 3, Enumerated on Apr 10, 1930
(Ancestry.com image 20)
Finey, Lilly A., head, 47, rents, $10, divorced, age at first marriage 14 (abt 1897), OK, OH, Missouri, laundry, home
Tommy, son, 11, attends school, OK, Missouri, OK
Opal, daughter, 8, attends school, OK, Missouri, OK
I would appreciate hearing from anyone who thinks they may connect to this family....through Archer, Finney, Childress, Causy/Causey/Cousey or Young...or in any way I've not touched on.