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Clara Elsie Oakes Kirby
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Birth: Aug. 16, 1899
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Death: May 16, 1966
Missouri, USA

Clara was one of six children born to Abraham Lincoln Oakes and Bertha (Jeffries). She went by her middle name of "Elsie".

Elsie married her 1st husband, Henry Melton Sarten, on July 21, 1916, in Benton Co, AR. This marriage ended in divorce. The 1930 census of Neosho, Mo, shows Elsie's two children living with her & her 2nd husband, John Wesley Kirby.
Elsie & Henry Sarten's 2 children:
Vernon Ray & Helen Sarten

Elsie married her 2nd husband, John Wesley Kirby, on December 26, 1920.
Their 4 children:
Louise, Lou Ellen, James R. #9610862, May Kirby

Elsie signed John's Death Certificate and also the Death Certificate of their son, James. He was killed on Jan. 8, 1939, in Neosho, MO, while trying to hop on a moving train; he was only 10 1/2 years old. 
Family links: 
  Abraham Lincoln Oakes (1868 - 1917)
  Bertha Esther Jeffries Oakes (1868 - 1935)
  Henry Melton Sarten (1891 - 1967)
  John Wesley Kirby (1891 - 1938)*
  James R. Kirby (1928 - 1939)*
  Effa Beulah Oakes Walthall (1890 - 1920)*
  Clara Elsie Oakes Kirby (1899 - 1966)
  Charles Allen Oakes (1903 - 1968)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: No dates.
Odd Fellows Cemetery
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: Cheri
Originally Created by: Coleah
Record added: Nov 17, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 22948501
Clara Elsie <i>Oakes</i> Kirby
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