William Eddins McMath

William Eddins McMath

Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri, USA
Death 12 Apr 1925 (aged 44)
Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Burial Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 74-1-East-1
Memorial ID 39893878 · View Source
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Son of Jay Gideon McMath and Louisa Eddins, Ginger Rogers was born Virginia Katherine McMath in Independence, Missouri, the daughter of William Eddins McMath, and Lela Emogene Owens, Her mother separated from Rogers's father soon after her birth, and mother and daughter went to live with the Walter Owens(maternal grandparents) family in nearby Kansas City. Her parents fought for custody, with her father even absconding with her at one point. After they divorced, Rogers stayed with her grandparents, Walter and Saphrona(Ball) Owens, while her mother wrote screenplays for two years in Hollywood. Several of Rogers's cousins had a hard time pronouncing her first name Virginia, shortening it to "Ginga". When she was nine years old, her mother married John Logan Rogers.(although never legally adopted) Ginger took the name of Rogers. (2nd wife was Mrs. Jennie Belle Kilmer Pope b 1874 IL, married July 24th 1918 in Chicago IL)
SOURCE: history of Harrison Co OH page 601

1900 Kansas City, Jackson Co MO census
1428 Prospect Ave KC MO
Jay G b 1854 OH F:Scot M:Mass RR conductor
Louise b 1849 MO F:VA M:MO married for 12 years mother of 1 child, with 1 child living

1910 Blackwell, Kay Co OK census
William E McMath 30 born MO, F: Scot M: MO
states he was an Electrical Engineer
with Lela E(mogene) (Owens) McMath 19 born Iowa F:WVA M:Iowa
no occupation
married for 2 years, 1 child born, 0 children living

Thank you to Ed Carlson for additional info!

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  • Created by: Linda Dukes
  • Added: 26 Jul 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 39893878
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Eddins McMath (26 May 1880–12 Apr 1925), Find a Grave Memorial no. 39893878, citing Brooking Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Linda Dukes (contributor 46842176) .