Earl McDowell Tyrus1,2

(6 April 1917 - 14 October 2016)
     1,3,2 Earl McDowell Tyrus was born on April 6, 1917 in Jefferson City, Missouri, his name at birth was Earl Graves.1,2 He was the son of Romeo Graves and Mabel Stone Turner.4 When Earl was a young child, Mabel remarried to John Thomas Tyrus from Arrow Rock, Missouri. John adopted Earl and changed his surname to Tyrus. Earl was raised by his mother and stepfather. His only sibling, a sister named Lillian, born in 1920, passed away around 3 years of age after a sickness. Earl loved to be around his Grandmother Sara; he loved to help her in the garden and with the farm animals.2,3 Earl married Sarah Caroline Brown.2
     Earl McDowell Tyrus registered for the draft for World War II in 1941, while living at Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.1 Earl's mother and his stepfather both passed away in December 1974.2 Earl died on October 14, 2016 at age 99.2 He was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.5

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1920St. Louis, Missouri, at 2125 Gratiot StreetRomeo Graves4
1930Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at 745 Locust StreetJohn Thomas Tyrus6
1940Jefferson City, Cole County, MissouriMabel Stone Turner7
1954Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, at 1738 South 38th St.Earl McDowell Tyrus8

Children of Earl McDowell Tyrus and Sarah Caroline Brown

  • Stanley Kenwood Tyrus 2
  • Darryl Matthew Tyrus 2
  • Earl McDowell Tyrus Jr. 2
  • Carolyn Irene Tyrus 2
  • Aletha Mae Tyrus 2 b. October 24, 1943, d. October 24, 2018
  • Carmen Marie Tyrus 2
  • Spencer David Tyrus 2
  • Michael Lawrence Tyrus 2
  • Philip Edward Tyrus 2

Citations

  1. [S15] WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Ancestry.com, Earl Graves Tyrus, b Apr 6, 1917, Jefferson City, MO, wife: Sarah.
  2. [S8] Obituary, , Earl Tyrus, Thatcher's Funeral Home, Inc. 1520 North 5th Street Kansas City, KS 66101 Tel: 913-321-1211 http://www.thatcherfuneralhome.com/notices/Earl-TyrusSr
  3. [S8642] Aletha Tyrus Douglas, correspondence with James L Slade.
  4. [S8636] 1920 US Census of Saint Louis County, Missouri, ED 126, sh 1-B, lines 89-92, dwl 18, fam 24.
  5. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, mem# 186646629 Earl McDowell Tyrus Sr, Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Kansas.
  6. [S8644] 1930 US Census of Cole County, Missouri, ED 26-15, sh 22-B, lines 81-83, dwl 528, fam 541.
  7. [S8700] 1940 US Census of Cole County, Missouri, ED 26-17, sh 8-B, lines 52-56, fam 162.
  8. [S8723] Kansas, US, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Ancestry.com, 1954 Kansas City, img 3467/5885, lines 23-30 household of Earl & Sarah Tyrus.

Ella Sue Lenoir1

(20 April 1931 - 30 January 2021)
     Ella Sue Lenoir was born on April 20, 1931.1
     Ella married Leigh L. Slade, son of Leland McKinley Slade and Ethel E. Breazeale.1 Ella died on January 30, 2021 at age 891 and was buried in Lake Park Hills Cemetery, Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi.1

Children of Ella Sue Lenoir and Leigh L. Slade

  • Gary Leigh Slade 1
  • Julie Slade 1

Citations

  1. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, mem# 222147134, Ella Sue (Lenoir) Slade, tombstone, Lake Park Hills Cemetery, Laurel, Jones Co, Mississippi.

John Thomas Tyrus1,2

(15 June 1890 - 23 December 1974)
     John Thomas Tyrus was born on June 15, 1890 in Arrow Rock, Saline County, Missouri.2 He was the son of John Tyrus and Sallie [?].3,4 John Thomas Tyrus registered for WWI draft on June 5, 1917 at Saline County, Missouri.2
     John married Mabel Stone Turner.1,5 John died on December 23, 1974 at age 84.1,6 He was buried in Longview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.6

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1920Arrow Rock, Saline County, Missouri, on Morgan StreetJohn Thomas Tyrus4
1930Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri, at 745 Locust StreetJohn Thomas Tyrus5

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary, , Earl Tyrus, Thatcher's Funeral Home, Inc. 1520 North 5th Street Kansas City, KS 66101 Tel: 913-321-1211
    http://www.thatcherfuneralhome.com/notices/Earl-TyrusSr
  2. [S15] WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, Ancestry.com, John Thomas Tyrus, b Jun 15, 1890, Arrow Rock, Missouri.
  3. [S8647] US Veterans Administration Payment Cards, 1907-1933, Ancestry.co, Sgt John Tyrus, 68 USCVJ d Dec 16, 1915, pd to widow Sallie Tyrus,.
  4. [S8645] 1920 US Census of Saline County, Missouri, ED 181, sh 2-B, lines 99-100, dwl 55, fam 55.
  5. [S8644] 1930 US Census of Cole County, Missouri, ED 26-15, sh 22-B, lines 81-83, dwl 528, fam 541.
  6. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, John Thomas Tyrus, Longview Cemetery, Jefferson City, Cole Co, Missouri.

Riley Graves1,2

(December 1848 - 27 July 1911)
     Riley Graves was born in December, 1848 in Missouri [likely Randolph Co].3 He was the son of Silas Graves and Emily [?].1
     Riley married Julia Ann Taylor circa 1871.3 Riley died on July 27, 1911 at age 622 and was buried in White Oak Cemetery, Yates, Randolph County, Missouri.2

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1870Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, Missouri, Cairo Post OfficeSilas Graves1
1880Moniteau Twp, Randolph County, MissouriRiley Graves4
1900Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriRiley Graves3

Children of Riley Graves and Julia Ann Taylor

  • William Graves 4 b. circa 1874
  • George H. Graves+ 3 b. December, 1877, d. January 6, 1964
  • Stephen Graves 3 b. February, 1882
  • Anderson Graves 3 b. July, 1885, d. October 23, 1912
  • Victor Graves 3 b. February, 1894

Citations

  1. [S8633] 1870 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, PO Cairo, page 34, lines 27-35, dwl 212, fam 212.
  2. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, Riley Graves, White Oak Cemetery, Yates, Randolph Co, Missouri.
  3. [S8638] 1900 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 139, sh 11-B, lines 83-94, dwl 205, fam 208.
  4. [S8634] 1880 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 113, pg 12-D, lines 46-50, dwl 106, fam 109.

George H. Graves1,2

(December 1877 - 6 January 1964)
     George H. Graves was born in December, 1877 in Randolph County, Missouri.1 He was the son of Riley Graves and Julia Ann Taylor.1
     George married Winnie B. Erickson.3 The daughter of Leonard and Mary Elita "Tolson" Erickson.4 George died on January 6, 1964 in Missouri at age 86.5 He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.2

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1880Moniteau Twp, Randolph County, MissouriRiley Graves6
1900Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriRiley Graves1
1910Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriGeorge H. Graves7
1930Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriGeorge H. Graves3

Child of George H. Graves and Winnie B. Erickson

Citations

  1. [S8638] 1900 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 139, sh 11-B, lines 83-94, dwl 205, fam 208.
  2. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, George H Graves, Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph Co, Missouri.
  3. [S8643] 1930 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 88-18, sh 1-A, lines 40-42, dwl 10, fam 10.
  4. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/, Winnie B Erickson Graves, Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph Co, Missouri.
  5. [S8711] Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1967 www.sos.mo.gov, 1964, Geo H Graves, s/o Riley Graves & Julia Taylor, informant Henry I Graves.
  6. [S8634] 1880 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 113, pg 12-D, lines 46-50, dwl 106, fam 109.
  7. [S8637] 1910 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 146, sh 13-B, lines 87-89, dwl 228, fam 228.

Anderson Graves1

(July 1885 - 23 October 1912)
     Anderson Graves was born in July, 1885 in Randolph County, Missouri.1 He was the son of Riley Graves and Julia Ann Taylor.1 Anderson died on October 23, 1912 at age 272 and was buried in White Oak Cemetery, Yates, Randolph County, Missouri.2

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1900Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriRiley Graves1

Citations

  1. [S8638] 1900 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 139, sh 11-B, lines 83-94, dwl 205, fam 208.
  2. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, Anderson Graves, White Oak Cemetery, Yates, Randolph Co, Missouri.

Henry Isaac Graves1

(2 December 1909 - 9 February 1982)
     Henry Isaac Graves was born on December 2, 1909 in Randolph County, Missouri.1 He was the son of George H. Graves and Winnie B. Erickson.2
     Henry married Neomia [?].3 Henry died on February 9, 1982 at age 72.1 He was buried in Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph County, Missouri.1

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1910Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriGeorge H. Graves4
1930Silver Creek Twp, Randolph County, MissouriGeorge H. Graves2

Citations

  1. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, Henry Isaac Graves, tombstone, Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph Co, Missouri.
  2. [S8643] 1930 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 88-18, sh 1-A, lines 40-42, dwl 10, fam 10.
  3. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/, Neomia Graves, tombstone, Oakland Cemetery, Moberly, Randolph Co, Missouri.
  4. [S8637] 1910 US Census of Randolph County, Missouri, ED 146, sh 13-B, lines 87-89, dwl 228, fam 228.

Aletha Mae Tyrus1

(24 October 1943 - 24 October 2018)
     Aletha Mae Tyrus was born on October 24, 1943 in Jefferson City, Cole County, Missouri.2,3 She was the daughter of Earl McDowell Tyrus and Sarah Caroline Brown.4,1
     Aletha married Leo Douglas on March 8, 1963.5 They have two sons, Kirk Leo Douglas and Patrick Charles Douglas.5 Aletha died on October 24, 2018 at age 75.3,5 She was buried in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas.3

Census, Tax, Voter Records, & City Directories

YearLocationHead of Household
1954Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, at 1738 South 38th St.Earl McDowell Tyrus2

Citations

  1. [S8] Obituary, , Earl Tyrus, Thatcher's Funeral Home, Inc. 1520 North 5th Street Kansas City, KS 66101 Tel: 913-321-1211
    http://www.thatcherfuneralhome.com/notices/Earl-TyrusSr
  2. [S8723] Kansas, US, City and County Census Records, 1919-1961, Ancestry.com, 1954 Kansas City, img 3467/5885, lines 23-30 household of Earl & Sarah Tyrus.
  3. [S9] https://www.findagrave.com/,, mem# 194390444 Aletha Mae (Tyrus) Douglas, obit, Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kansas.
  4. [S8] Obituary, Earl Tyrus, Thatcher's Funeral Home, Inc. 1520 North 5th Street Kansas City, KS 66101 Tel: 913-321-1211 http://www.thatcherfuneralhome.com/notices/Earl-TyrusSr
  5. [S8] Obituary, Aletha Mae (Tyrus) Douglas, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/194390444/…