Saturday, July 23, 2011

Surname Saturday - Lola Mont Swinney Poe Jones Sanders

With lots of help from the new and some help from, I have been able to follow Lola through her various name changes.  At least I think these records all pertain to the same woman.

Lola was born in Tishomingo County, Mississippi in 1861 and died in Parmer County, Texas in 1952. 

In the 1870 census Lola Swinney was living with her mother and 3 siblings. They are living with Mary’s parents in Mississippi and she is listed as 9 years old.

In the 1900 census Lola Poe and her daughter Minnie are living in Bell County, Texas.  Lola is listed as sister and living with Amos McDonald.   (Amos is actually her half-brother born after Mary remarried.)  This census record states that Lola was born in April 1861 in Mississippi.  The fact that Lola married a Poe is reinforced in the death certificate of Minnie D Mayfield.  Minnie died in 1959 and the certificate available on states that her father was Z.C. Poe and her mother was Lola M Swinney.

On the Texas Marriages, 1837-1973 file lists Mrs. Lola M Poe marrying J.O. Jones on 23 Dec 1900 in Bell County, Texas.  No image is available but the film number is 981038.  In the 1910 census Lola M Jones and John C Jones are living as husband and wife in Jones County, Texas.  The record states that they have been married for 10 years and it is a second marriage for each.  She is listed as being 48 and was born in Mississippi.

I was unable to find Lola in the 1920 census.  Back to and I put in Lola Mont in the search box.  The first listing was a Lola Mont Sanders in Texas Deaths, and parents were M Sweeny and no one was listed as mother.  It showed that she died in 1952 in Parmer County, Texas. 

I then checked the 1930 census records for a Lola Sanders.  Lola is living with W E Sanders in Jones County, Texas.  The census shows she is 65 and was born in Mississippi.  I don’t know who W E Sanders is and I have not found a marriage record for Lola and W E.  I also haven’t found a death record for W E.

If any one has information about Lola or know that I've made some errors, I would definitely appreciate a note.  Thank you.