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Ada Luella "Lucy" Coltharp Clark
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Birth: Mar. 31, 1898
Missouri, USA
Death: Sep. 30, 1972
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA

1900 and 1910 living with parents

Feb 22, 1917 has out of wedlock child, Billy Coltharp aka Drew Avery Davis - location unknown, possibly Memphis, Tennessee

1920 census can't find Lucy

1920 Camp Pike, Pulaski Co. Arkansas January 24-31st, sheet 34b
Harry V Davis 26 SINGLE Nebraska parents Nebraska Sergeant U. S. Army
Frank H Strickland 28 married Alabama parents NC Captain U S Army (informant on death cert of Harry Davis in Memphis, Tenn)

1920 Memphis Ward 17, Shelby, Tennessee, St Peters Orphanage, Memphis City, 8th January 1920, page 254a, Poplar ave (corner of McLean and Poplar Avenues)
line 30 Mabel Davis orphan 2/12 Tenn parents US
line 44 Billy Calthorp orphan 3 born US

March 1920 marries Harry Vivian Davis probably Memphis, Tennessee

April 27, 1920 Harry Vivan Davis killed in motorcycle accident, Memphis, Tennessee, residing 215 Madison avenue Memphis, Tennessee

Contributed by Robert and Elizabeth Davis Perez
Transcribed by Carolyn Whitaker
Award of compensation notice dated June 4, 1920 from the Treasury Department, Bureau of War Risk Insurance:

Mrs. Ada Luella Davis; 156 Vance Av. Memphis Tennessee,

you are hereby notified that as the widow of Harry V. Davis, Sergt. Co. H. 7th Inf. who died April 27, 1920 as a result of injuries received in the line of duty in the military service of the United States, you are awarded compensation in the amount of $25.00 per month, from the 28th day of April, 1920, in accordance with the Act of Congress of 6 October 1917, and amendments thereto.

The payment of compensation to a widow shall continue until her death or remarriage

The initial payment check pursuant to the award approved in your favor will be dispatched to you at the earliest possible moment. If you should change your present address, the Compensation and Insurance Claim Division, Bureau of War Risk Insurance, Washington, D.C. must be immediately notified. All future communications with reference to this case must bear the Compensation Number C-399524
By authority of the director
This 4th day of June, 1920
R. H. Hallett

United States Veterans Bureau
7 May 1925
In reply refer to: 0.21-F
Harry V Davis (Deceased) A-1,087,787

Mrs Ada Luella Davis
206 1/2 Linden Ave
Memphis, Tenn

You are advised that your claim for the benefits conferred by the World War Adjustment Compensation Act as dependent of the above named deceased veteran has been approved.

The claim approved in your favor amounts to $625.00 This amount will NOT be paid to you in one lump sum, but will be paid in ten (10) equal quarterly installments beginning on or about July 1, 1925. Under a decision of the Comptroller General of the United States, payments in this class of claims are restricted to calendar quarterly periods, namely, January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. will receive represents adjusted service credit of the veteran ....computed on the basis of $1.00 a day for home service and $1.25 a day for overseas service for each day the veteran served in active duty in excess of sixty (60) days....limit $625 for a veteran who served overseas.

For the Director,
O. W. Park
Adjusted Compensation Division
1930 Memphis Shelby Co Tenn household 171, 1241 Harbert Ave, civil dist 4, 15th ward, pg 97a, 8th April
Lucinda Davis head rents $50 white female 31 widow operator telephone
Mamie Lee boarder 28 single operator telephone

1930 Memphis Shelby Co Tenn household 304 part of dist 6, 25 ward, pg 16a, 10th April, 684 Richmond
Hattie M Pace 32 widow born Pleasant Hill, Mississippi boarding house
Laura? dtr 15
Marjorie Pace dtr
Willie M dtr
Orville son
William T Jenkins father
Cora Jenkins wife
Curtis Braton son
Billy Davis 12 orphan crossed out lodger born Tenn

30 Oct 1933 Caney, Kansas

8 May 1938 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1938 - According to obituary lived in Los Angeles 34 years

Dated Chauffeur, Sam Bradshaw, of Bette Davis - Los Angeles, California, date unknown. Told by Lucy to granddaughter

Married 6 Oct 1950 Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Los Angeles, California to Franklin L Clark, 325 1/2 Coronado St, Los Angeles, California (20 Aug 2011 confirmed by Carlos of Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, via telephone w/Carolyn Whitaker)

Letter from Vivian Esson Coltharp Schipper, Springfield, MO to Carolyn Whitaker received 13 Feb 1991
John said Lucy was living in Memphis, Tenn. for a long time before Gene was born, and the family believe Lucy came to a small town N.E. of Caney that was known for taking care of girls that had a child out of wedlock. (note: Gene is my dad Charles Eugene Oyler, born 1919 who was adopted by Charles and Ruby Coltharp Oyler.)

Another letter 1991 from Vivian
I didn't make it clear to you about Lucy's boy when I said she told John that he was Leonards boy--I was refering to Billie Davis, the child I listed on the family tree. You, nor your Father, probably didn't know she had him until he was 14 years old, and she brought him to her folks in Caney. Neither did any one in the family.

But before she brought him home, he was raised in a Catholic Children Home, and he couldn't live there after 14 years old.

Please don't think I am condeming Lucy, but I think you should know and I told you I would tell the truth. Lucy was my favorite of all her sisters and may she rest in peace.
Aunt Vivian
Sacred Heart Catholic Church Records, Caney, Kansas
Records stored at Moline, Kansas and confirmed by Ruth Walker Sacred Heart Church, Moline, Ks
phone 620-647-3577

Baptized 30 Oct 1933 Sponsor Agnes Kelly Caney, Kansas
Ada Luella Theresa Davis, father Lewis N Coltharp mother Alice D Coltharp
First Communion 1 Nov 1933 Caney, Kansas

Confirmation 8 May 1938 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Married 6 Oct 1950 Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, Los Angeles, California to Franklin Clark

Caney Chronicle, Oct 4, 1972 (contributed by Robert and Elizabeth Davis Perez)
Transcribed by Carolyn Whitaker

Ada Clark Passes Away
Ada L. Coltharp Clark, 74, died Sept 30 in a Los Angeles hospital. She had resided in Los Angeles 34 years.

Mrs. Clark, spent her girlhood in Caney. She was a daughter of Alice Scott Coltharp and Lewis Coltharp and she was born March 31, 1898 in Missouri.

Funeral services will be conducted in Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Caney, at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery under direction of Graves Funeral Home.

Mrs Clark was married to Frank Clark in 1951 in Mexico. He died in 1961.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lola Malstrom, Hutchinson, Kan., and Mrs Eva Burns, Dallas, Tex., two brothers, Ralph Coltharp, Caney, and Ray Coltharp, Elgin, Kan., and three grandchildren.

Fr. Justin Betzen will be in charge of the funeral services.

Nephews will serve as casket bearers. They include Forrest Coltharp, Darrell Coltharp, Leonard Coltharp, Dale Coltharp, Steve Coltharp, and Gary Coltharp. 
Family links: 
  Louis Nelson Coltharp (1866 - 1944)
  Alice Della Scott Coltharp (1871 - 1943)
  Franklin Lewis Clark (1901 - 1961)
  Harry Vivian Davis (1894 - 1920)*
  Drew Avery Davis (1917 - 1984)*
  Ruby Ethel Coltharp Oyler (1890 - 1967)*
  John Everet Coltharp (1891 - 1964)*
  Ralph Perry Coltharp (1895 - 1984)*
  Ada Luella Coltharp Clark (1898 - 1972)
  Eva H Coltharp Burns (1900 - 1974)*
  Lee Orba Coltharp (1903 - 1929)*
  Earl Winn Coltharp (1905 - 1906)*
  Raymond Lewis Coltharp (1907 - 1988)*
  Roy Murrl Coltharp (1910 - 1961)*
*Calculated relationship
Sunnyside Cemetery
Montgomery County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Carolyn Whitaker
Originally Created by: TRW
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73175769
Ada Luella Lucy <i>Coltharp</i> Clark
Added by: Carolyn Whitaker
Ada Luella Lucy <i>Coltharp</i> Clark
Added by: Carolyn Whitaker
Ada Luella Lucy <i>Coltharp</i> Clark
Added by: Carolyn Whitaker
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Rest in Peace Aunt Lucy
- Steve C
 Added: Jul. 17, 2012

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