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Samuel Elijah Mayes

Mitchellville, Sumner County, Tennessee, USA
Death 22 Jul 1940 (aged 64)
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100372044 · View Source
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Family lore has that he abandoned his wife Ellen Catherine nee Clampitt and their children. They were then forced to move to Kansas City and she took in laundry to support the children. They reportedly lived in poverty.

Samuel died of a Cerebral hemorrhage.

Six of the seven known children born to this union are listed below. In addition:

John Leroy Mayes


Samuel was the son of Joel Frost Mayes and Anne Caroline Randol.

He married Iva Kelly Harris 19 Jan 1930 at Jackson County, Missouri. Most likely Ellen and Samuel were divorced.

He was with Ellen and family in the 1920 Census at Sni-A-Bar, Jackson County, Missouri.

He was married to ( or living with) Iva Kelly Harris and her son in the 1930 Census for Kansas City, Kansas.

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Gravesite Details n Gates 7-24-1940




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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100372044
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Elijah Mayes (28 Apr 1876–22 Jul 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100372044, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .