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James A SOLLARS

Male 1878 - 1953  (74 years)


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  • Name James A SOLLARS 
    Birth 26 Jun 1876  Williamsville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Born 26 Jun 1878  Williamsville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  , Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1910  , Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1920  , Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1930  , Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1940  , Stoddard, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 15 Mar 1953  Poplar Bluff, Butler, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 17 Mar 1953  , Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Chaonia Cem
    Obituary 19 Mar 1953  Greenville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Greenville Sun, p1 c6 
    Social Security Number 702-03-8262 
    Person ID I4208  Gifford / Sollars Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2015 

    Father Elisha Brazeal SOLLARS,   b. May 1833, ,, MO Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Adaline Eva "Nancy" WINGO,   b. 1843, ,, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1924, Williamsville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1875 
    Family ID F283  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Emily Frances BAILEY,   b. 15 Jul 1883, , Wayne, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Mar 1946, Williamsville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 17 Oct 1906  Greenville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. Lillie Alma SOLLARS,   b. 17 May 1907,   d. Jun 1975, St Louis, St Louis, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. William Leslie SOLLARS,   b. 23 Mar 1909,   d. 16 May 1925, Williamsville, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)  []
    +3. Anna Marie SOLLARS,   b. 16 Sep 1911, Chaonia, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1984  (Age 72 years)
     4. Lena Ruby SOLLARS,   b. 10 Feb 1915, Chaonia, Wayne, MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1973, , Butler, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)  []
    +5. George Dean SOLLARS,   b. 09 May 1917,   d. 02 May 1999, Hesperia, San Bernadino, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  []
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F255  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    L to R: James 'Pappa' Sollars, Sidney Gifford, Lois Radford
    L to R: James "Pappa" Sollars, Sidney Gifford, Lois Radford
    Old photo in possession of Jamie Burnett, though it appears to be a copy, not an original.
    Sollars, James and Emily; date unknown
    Sollars, James and Emily; date unknown
    in possession of Jim and Pat Gifford
    Sollars, James and Emily; date unknown
    Sollars, James and Emily; date unknown
    in possession of Jim and Pat Gifford
    Sollars - James and Leslie; Sep/Oct 1924
    Sollars - James and Leslie; Sep/Oct 1924
    kept by Ruby Gifford, now in possession of Shelby Gifford
    Sollars, James with Delores Helton and Gene ?; date unknown
    Sollars, James with Delores Helton and Gene ?; date unknown
    kept in scrapbook by Ruby Gifford; now in possession of Shelby Gifford

    Documents
    Obituary - Anna Anderson
    Obituary - Anna Anderson
    O'Fallon Progress, O'Fallon, IL; 16 FEb 1984, page 2 column 3
    Obituary - Death Ends Useful Life of Judge Bailey
    Obituary - Death Ends Useful Life of Judge Bailey
    Greenville Sun, Greenville, MO; 28 Dec 1933, page 1 column 3
    Two Killed, Three Injured in Automobile Accident
    Two Killed, Three Injured in Automobile Accident
    Transcription of two newspaper articles following the car wreck that killed Leslie Sollars and Bessie Warren.
    Death Certificate - Ruby Lena Gifford, 1973
    Death Certificate - Ruby Lena Gifford, 1973
    Death Certificate - Emily Frances Sollars, 1946
    Death Certificate - Emily Frances Sollars, 1946
    Death Certificate - James A Sollars, 1953
    Death Certificate - James A Sollars, 1953
    Death Certificate - William Leslie Sollars, 1925
    Death Certificate - William Leslie Sollars, 1925
    Veteran Railroaders - James and William Sollars; 1929
    Veteran Railroaders - James and William Sollars; 1929
    St. Louis Dispatch, 30 Sep 1929. Kept in scrapbook by Ruby Sollars Gifford, now in possession of Shelby Gifford.
    Obituary - Funeral Held Sunday for Mrs. Emily Sollars
    Obituary - Funeral Held Sunday for Mrs. Emily Sollars
    Greenville Sun, Greenville, MO; 14 Mar 1946, page 4 column 3
    Obituary - JA Sollars Retired Railroader Dies in Bluff Hospital
    Obituary - JA Sollars Retired Railroader Dies in Bluff Hospital
    Greenville Sun, Greenville, MO; 19 Mar 1953, page 1 column 6
    Obituary - James A Sollars, Retired Railroader Dies in Hospital
    Obituary - James A Sollars, Retired Railroader Dies in Hospital
    unidentified clipping kept by his daughter, Ruby Gifford
    Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes [sic] Official Dues Receipt - J A Sollars
    Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employes [sic] Official Dues Receipt - J A Sollars

    Recordings
    Soldier's Joy (track 1) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    Soldier's Joy (track 1) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    A vinyl album was recorded in 1950. In Mar 1990, a cassette recording was made from the album. None of voices you hear in the background are from the album. The album at that time was in the possession of Jane Gifford. I copied the cassette to an mp3 file in Jun 2016.
    Unknown (track 2) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    Unknown (track 2) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    A vinyl album was recorded in 1950. In Mar 1990, a cassette recording was made from the album. None of voices you hear in the background are from the album. The album at that time was in the possession of Jane Gifford. I copied the cassette to an mp3 file in Jun 2016.
    The Old Picnic (track 3) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    The Old Picnic (track 3) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    A vinyl album was recorded in 1950. In Mar 1990, a cassette recording was made from the album. None of voices you hear in the background are from the album. The album at that time was in the possession of Jane Gifford. I copied the cassette to an mp3 file in Jun 2016.
    Unknown (track 4) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    Unknown (track 4) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    A vinyl album was recorded in 1950. In Mar 1990, a cassette recording was made from the album. None of voices you hear in the background are from the album. The album at that time was in the possession of Jane Gifford. I copied the cassette to an mp3 file in Jun 2016.
    Unknown (track 5) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    Unknown (track 5) performed by James A Sollars, 1950
    A vinyl album was recorded in 1950. In Mar 1990, a cassette recording was made from the album. None of voices you hear in the background are from the album. The album at that time was in the possession of Jane Gifford. I copied the cassette to an mp3 file in Jun 2016.

  • Notes 
    • 1880 Wayne Co MO - Williamsville twp
      page 167 taken 10 Jun by Thos J Morrison
      line 13 22/23
      Sollers, Edward 46 MO NC VA farmer
      Adiline wife 35 IL KY KY
      Bettie E dau 7 MO MO IL
      Mollie T dau 6 MO MO IL
      James son 2 MO MO IL
      William Johnson other 50 MI Scotland MI (works at saw mill)

      1910 Wayne Co MO - Black River Twp, taken 16 April, page 1B
      Sollars, James A 30 MO MO AL railroad foreman
      Emily wife 24 IL IL IL
      Lillie A dau 2 MO MO IL
      Leslie W son 11/12? MO MO IL
      married 3 years, 2 of 2 children living owned home free

      1920 Wayne Co, MO - River St., Chaonia Vol 122 ED 173 Sheet 4 Line 67
      Sollars, James A 40 MO Ireland KY* RR foreman
      Emily F wife 36 IL OH IL
      Lillie A dau 12 MO MO MO
      William L son 10 MO MO MO
      Annie M dau 8 MO MO MO
      Lena R dau 4 MO MO MO
      George D son 2 6/12 MO MO MO
      owns home free
      *brother William gives MO MO MO, see 1910 census entry

      1930 Wayne Co, MO - Black River twp, Choa nia
      ED 112-3 sheet 6a line 15 112/112
      taken 12 Apr by Ira L Estes
      Sollars, James A 52 MO MO KY mrd @ 29
      Emma F wife 45 IL OH IL mrd @ 22
      Lena R dau 15 MO MO IL
      George D son 12 MO MO IL
      Batton, Lilly dau 22 MO MO IL mrd @ 21
      Radford, Lois gdau 2 8/12 MO MO MO (Lillie's natural dau)

      1940 Census - Stoddard, MO enumeration district 104-5
      sheet 9B, line 45, family 200
      SOLLARS, James A 63 MO completed 7th grade; lived in rural Wayne Co in 1935; section foreman railroad maintenance
      Emily F wife 54 MO completed 8th grade
      Geroge D son 22 MO completed 4 years high school
      Lois N granddau 12 MO (alma's dau from 1st marriage)
      HELTON, Deloris N granddau 9 MO (marie's dau -named in Maire's obit as Delores (Leslie) Allen)

      not in 1894 Wayne Co Taxpayers

      Documents: death certificate, obituary, marriage certificate land
      deeds, social security applicataion

      SSNumber: 702-03-8262 SS application lists middle name as Albert
      Occupation: railroad foreman



      26 Sep 1917 The Frisco-Man Magazine, pg 1 col 2
      JA Sollars, Section 97 Chaonia, Foreman attended the Hoxie Sub Meeting in Cape Girardeau 26 Aug in the office of Roadmaster Ramey

  • Sources 
    1. [S217] Social Security Application, SSN 702-03-8262.

    2. [S35] Death Certificate, MO Cert # 8984.

    3. [S74] Marriage certificate, Wayne Co MO Marriage Book D, pg 333.