23. Mary Eleanor "Ellen" WILLINGHAM3(Alfred2Archibald1) was born 19 Dec 1871 in Washington County, Texas, USA and died 14 Jul 1956 in Washington County, Texas, USA[2]. She was married three times. First on *02 Mar 1892 to Granville E. DEPOYSTER, second 27 Jun 1895 in Washington County, Texas, USA to James M. CONNER, Sr. and third[1] 1910-1915 to Reynolds HARDING who was born 18 Nov 1868 in Jackson, Missisippi, USA.  He died 21 Jan 1950 in Washington County, Texas, USA[3].  They are probably buried in Prairie Lea Cemetery, Brenham, Washington County, Texas, USA next to the Conner family members.


Child of Mary and Granville Depoyster was:
i.   Lilly Ann DEPOYSTER4(Mary3Alfred2Archibald1) was born 13 Jan 1893 and died 01 Nov 1897

Child of Mary and James Conner, Sr. was:

ii.   James CONNER, Jr.4(Mary3Alfred2Archibald1) was born about 1898.  He married about 1922 to Leona.
iii.  Robert CONNER4(Mary3Alfred2Archibald1) was born about 1904.

Children of Mary and Reynolds Harding were:

iv.  Myrtle M. HARDING4(Mary3Alfred2Archibald1)  was born about 1915.[1]

¦ Note for Mary Eleanor Willingham:
*This date is shown on the Washington County website.  As other dates in this family are a few days off, it is possible this was the date of the issuance of the license and most probable the ceremony was performed a few days later.
¦ It was related to me by my deceased aunt only that Mary Eleanor was married 3rd to Mr. Harding and her step-son was Homer Harding. The name Reynolds Harding has been entered as her husband as he was the father of Homer Harding.

1. 1920 Washington County, Texas, USA Census.
2. Texas Death Index, Washington County, Texas, USA certificate# 390520
3. Texas Death Index, Washington County, Texas, USA certificate# 4532

1900 Pct 4 DALLAS CO., TX
#316 Harding, Rye b. Nov 1869 30 married 1 year MS KY MS married ca 1899
Daisy wife b. Aug 1878 21 married 1 year 0 children MO MO MO [Web site gives Daisy White.]
Living next door to who may be the father and step-mother of Daisy.
#215 White, Henry b. Nov 1843 56 married 20 years MO MO MO
, Emma wife b. July 1855 44 married 20 years 4 children/3 living GA GA GA [has 3 living with her in this census and she was born in GA; Daisy said that her mother was born MO]
Maggie dau b. Sept 1882 17 TX MO GA
Fannie dau b. July 1886 13 TX MO GA
Emma dau b. Mar 1890 10 TX MO GA

1910 Pct 1 KAUFMAN CO., TX
Hardin, Rye 41 MS KY MS (b. 18 Nov 1868 Jackson, MS) widowed
Allen son 9 TX MS MO (NOTE: Mother Daisy White b. Aug 1878; Daisy White has died by this 1910 census.)
Larkin son 7 TX MS MO
Homer son 4 TX MS MO [NOTE: mother must have died 1906-1910]

1910 Pct 3 WASHINGTON CO., TX, Bertram Road 
Conner, James 67 GA GA GA [James M. (Monroe) Conner
Ellen, 37 TX SC TX [Mary Eleanor Willingham, should be TX GA AR.]
Martha 12 TX GA TX [m. 18 Mar 1913 in Washington Co., TX Henry B. (Boyd) Strickling (Strickler; see 1920 and 1930 census below]
Monroe 10 TX GA TX
George W. 5 TX GA TX
[NOTE: Monroe’s age matches that of James in 1830, he is James Monroe Conner, Jr.  George’s age matches that of  Robert in 1920, are they the same person?]

1920 PCT 3 WASHINGTON CO., TX, Brenham Road RFD #2
#159 Harding, RR 50 TX MS KY
Ellen 49 TX TX TX (should be TX GA AR)
Myrtle dau 5 TX TX TX
Robert Conner 16 stepson TX TX TX

 1920 West, McLennan Co., TX Pct 3
Room West Hotel (counted with #372 Will S.Harris)
Strickling, Boyd H. (Henry) 32 TX TX TX b. ca 1888
Mattie (Martha Conner) wife 22 TX TX TX Mattie Conner m. 18 Mar 1913 Washington Co.,TX to Henry B. (Boyd) Strikling (Strickler)  [Henry Strickler 22 is on 1910 Austin Co., TX census with father Edward Strickler 48.]
Elouise, dau 5 6/as TX TX TX

#181 Harding, RR 60 married at 30 (NOTE: m. ca 1900; checks with oldest child, Allen b. 1901) MS KY MS
Ellen 58 TX GA AR
Myrtle M. dau 15 TX MS TX
James Conner stepson 32 married at 24 (NOTE: m. ca 1922) TX AL TX
Leona Conner step daughter-in-law 27 married at 21 TX Germany Germany

1930 Waco, McLennan Co., TX
#85 Stricklar/Strickler, Mattie 31 head divorced weaver cotton mill TX TX TX
Elouise dau 15 weaver cotton mill TX TX TX


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