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Jesse Housley Trent, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 26, 1888
Newton County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 13, 1962
Carthage
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

On the registration card that was filled out for WWI, he was listed as Jesse Howard Trent, age 30. His birthdate was given as 26 Jan 1887. He was a resident of R. R. #7, Neosho, Missouri. His occupation was mining/farming in Aroma, Missouri. He listed a wife and three children who depended on him for support. He was described as tall, medium build, blue eyes, black hair.

Three local papers ran stories on his death, but one misidentified him as James H. Trent. One says, "Jesse H. Trent, 74 years old, Carthage businessman, died at 10:10 Friday morning in McCune Brooks Hospital, the victim of a two truck accident Tuesday two miles west of Ashbury in Kansas. He had been in critical conditon since the accident with a punctured lung, several fractured ribs and head injuries. Mr. Trent was a passenger in a truck driven by Edgar Snyder of Neosho....The J. H. Trent and Sons Garage on Fairland Drive was owned and operated by Mr. Trent and two of his sons, Marion Trent and Everett Trent, both of Carthage....Born January 26, 1888, in Granby, Mo. Mr. Trent moved to Neosho in 1908, where he married Miss Susan Wood on March 4, 1908. Mr. and Mrs. Trent operated a dairy farm in Neosho until 1936 when they moved to Carthage. Mr. Trent built the Fairlawn Courts and Fairlawn Cafe in Carthage."

Marriage certificate of Jesse H. Trent, Jr. and Susan E. Wood of Granby, Newton County. "At Neosho, Missouri on the 4th day of March, 1908".

1900 Census of Granby, Newton, Missouri:
Trent, Jesse H., head, W, M, b. Oct 1850, age 49, b. Missouri, father b. West Virginia, mother b. TN
Trent, Anna L., wife, W, F, b. Aug 1852, age 47, gave birth to 10 children, 9 living, born in Delaware, father b. Maryland, mother b. Delaware.
Trent, Drucilla, daughter, W, F, Feb 1875, age, 25, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Ellen, daughter, W, F. Mar 1876, age 24, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Tina, daughter, W, F, Oct 1879, age 22, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Lea, daughter, W, F, Oct 1883, age 20, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Flora, daughter, W, F, Sep 1885, age 16, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Jesse, son, W, M, Jan 1888, age 12, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Fannie, daughter, daughter, W, F, Dec 1890, age 9, MO, MO, DE
Trent, Hugh, son, W, M, Jul 1894, age 5, MO, MO, DE

1910 Census of Missouri. "Trent, Jesse, Jr. white, male, husband, age 22, born in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Delaware. Susan Trent, white, female, age 18, born in Missouri, both parents born in Missouri." Living in Granby Township, next to his parents and family.

1920 Census of Granby, Newton, Missouri:
Name: Jesse H Trent
Home in 1920: Granby, Newton, Missouri
Age: 32 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1888
Birthplace: Missouri
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Susan E
Father's Birth Place: Missouri
Mother's Birth Place: Maryland
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes Image:
Household Members:
Name Age
Jesse H Trent 32
Susan E Trent 28
Clarance Trent 8
Marino Trent 6
Rachel Trent 4 1/12
Evert Trent 2 2/12


The following account was written by Dorothy Aileen Trent:
"My father (Jesse Jr.) had the 80 acres deeded to him by Grandpa Trent. He sold it. He decided to move mother (Susan) and the four children, Clarence, Marion, Rachel and Everett to Florida where his father was already living. They went by train. Mother was pregnant with me. When they got there, Daddy found a house out in the country. Mother said there were snakes and spiders. She didn't like Florida at all, especially living in the country and not knowing anyone. She didn't stay there too long. One day she started packing and told Daddy she was moving back to Missouri. If he wanted to live there he could but she wasn't. So, of course, Daddy went back to Missouri also.

They moved into a small white house up by Hill & Hodges mine, on land that had been purchased from Grandpa Trent for the mine. It was the house that I (Dorothy Aileen Trent) was born in. Not long after that, Grandpa Trent gave Daddy the old Trent homestead and we moved into it. Lived there all but one year that we lived in Carthage, MO. Later, we moved back to the farm and lived there until it burned around 1935. We moved back to 807 South McGregor St. in Carthage, MO. My parents lived there until their death."

There is a newspaper story about the fire titled, "Trent Farm Home Burns".

His driver's license from 1962 reads, "Jessie Hausley Trent, 807 S. McGregor, Carthage, Jasper, Mo. His birthdate is given as 1-24-88, weight 205, height 5.9", hair gray, eyes blue."

In the 50th Anniversary booklet there is a list of those who attended their original wedding: "Anna Trent, Emery Cupps, Rosie Cupps and Clara Wood." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Jesse Housley Trent (1849 - 1932)
  Anna Levina Roe Trent (1852 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Ethel Wood Trent (1892 - 1986)*
 
 Children:
  Rachel Ann Trent Levesque (1915 - 2010)*
  Everett Francis Trent (1917 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Drucilla Cornelia Trent Porter (1875 - 1931)*
  Ellen Trent Porter (1876 - 1958)*
  Clementine Elizabeth Trent Harris (1879 - 1954)*
  Florence Trent Hines (1884 - 1918)*
  Jesse Housley Trent (1888 - 1962)
  Julius Hugh Trent (1894 - 1965)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hazelgreen Cemetery
Boulder City
Newton County
Missouri, USA
 
Maintained by: Sherri Park
Originally Created by: a car
Record added: May 28, 2009
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Jesse Housley Trent, Jr
Added by: Sherri Park
 
Jesse Housley Trent, Jr
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Jesse Housley Trent, Jr
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