Valentine Irene “Vallie” <I>Center</I> Black

Valentine Irene “Vallie” Center Black

Killeen, Bell County, Texas, USA
Death 1961 (aged 65–66)
Burial Lexington, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA
Memorial ID 54791786 · View Source
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Valentine Irene "Vallie" Center was born 14 Feb 1895 in Texas to Richard Austin Center and Aletha Emiline Jones. Named for the day she was born on she was the 4th of 8 children.

30 Jun 1900 she and her family are living at rented farm in Township 4, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory. Her father is a farmer and both her parents can read and write. Aletha reports 4 of her 5 children are still living. The household member are Richard Austin Center 39, Aletha Emiline Jones 31, Bertie A Center 9, John Samuel "Johnie" Center 7, Valentine Irene "Vallie" Center 5, and Lorin Lloyd "Tobe" Center 2. They are family 306/314 in the census.

The Leslie F Center born 26 Jun 1889 in Texas passed away 10 Mar 1890 in Texas at 8 months of age. He was Richard and Aletha's first born child.

May 9th 1910 they are renting a farm in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma. Richard is still a farmer and everyone except the youngest child can read and write. Aletha reports that 6 of her 8 children are still living. The household member are Richard Austin Center 49, Aletha Emiline Jones 41, John Samuel "Johnie" Center 17, Valentine Irene "Vallie" Center 15, Lorin Lloyd "Tobe" Center 12, Russell P Center 9, Hulin P "Hoot" Center 6, and Buena Lora Center 2. Bertie A Center has passed away sometime before this census. They are family 162/163 in the census.

23 Dec 1916 she marries Murray Washington Black in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

June 5th 1917 Murray registers for the draft. He and his new bride are living in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma. He is working for Loftin & Ambrister in Purcell, McClain, Oklahoma as a cotton gin fireman. His physical description is medium height, slender build, brown hair and blue eyes.

07 Jan 1920 finds Murray and his wife Valley are renting a home in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma and they have been blessed with a daughter. Living with them and listed as boarders are Valley's brother and his new bride (who is also a twin.) Murray is working as an engineer in the stationary industry. The household members are Murray Washington Black 28, Valentine Irene "Vallie" Center 24, Valeria Lorene Black 2, Lorin Lloyd "Tobe" Center 21, and Elizabeth Jane Wilhite 18. They are family 98/101 in the census.

Apr 4th 1930 They are still renting a home in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma. Murray has gone back to being a fireman in a gin yard. The household member are Murray Washington Black 39, Valentine Irene "Vallie" Center 35, Valeria Lorene Black 12. They are family 70/77 in the census.

In 1935 they remained in according to the 1940 census.

In April of 1940 they continue to rent a home in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma. Murray has switched back to being a stationary engineer at Farmer's Gin Co. and Valley is working as a sales lady in a retail dry goods store. They have been blessed with another daughter. The household member are Murray Washington Black 49, Valentine Irene "Vallie" Center 45, and Dorothy Sue Black 10. They are family 125 in the census. The street and house number isn't listed.

Valeria Lorene Black 22 has married Woodrow Hastings McConnell 23. They are renting a home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma. Woodrow is working as an appraiser at a saving and loan company. The address is Rear 521 8th Street. They are family 282 in the census.

25 Apr 1942 at the age of 50 Murray registers for the WWII draft. He is living in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma and lists his brother-in-law Lorin Lloyd Center, Vallie's brother, as someone who will always know where he is. He is working at the Farmer's Co-operative Gin Company in Lexington, Cleveland, Oklahoma. His physical description is he is White, 5'8", 140 pounds, brown hair, blue eyes, and a light complexion.

(Bio by Kimberlee Watts)

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  • Maintained by: Kimberlee (Center) Watts
  • Originally Created by: TenThousandYears
  • Added: 11 Jul 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 54791786
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Valentine Irene “Vallie” Center Black (14 Feb 1895–1961), Find a Grave Memorial no. 54791786, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Cleveland County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Kimberlee (Center) Watts (contributor 48013378) .