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melva Agnes Webber
« on: Monday 14 April 14 15:50 BST (UK) »
Was wondering if someone could do a look up for marriage for Melva round about 1901 in Bexar Texas to William Forbes ...There were 2 daughter's born Lucretia Forbes 1905 Bexar Texas and Cordell Forbes 1902 ..William died between 1910 1915 and she married again to a Bradley R Stuart she is in 1920 census Los Angeles Assembly District ....thanks  :)

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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #1 on: Monday 14 April 14 16:32 BST (UK) »
William was alive as of 26 Jun. 1911 when a newspaper article says he brought a lawsuit for slander and defamation on behalf of wife Melva against J.R. Gibson and wife.  April 1911 newspaper articles indicate that an affidavit was made charging Melva with assault to murder due to two shots allegedly fired at Misses Cole and Gibson and Melva furnished a bond. 

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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #2 on: Monday 14 April 14 16:56 BST (UK) »
Thanks Shelly what paper was that in thanks

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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #3 on: Monday 14 April 14 17:03 BST (UK) »
The articles from April 1911 are in the San Antonio Light and Gazette, San Antonio Advocate, and Weekly Advocate from Victoria, Texas.  The June 1911 article is from the San Antonio Light.

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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #4 on: Monday 14 April 14 19:01 BST (UK) »
Thanks Shelly got it  :)

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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #5 on: Monday 14 April 14 23:29 BST (UK) »
https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/F61S-ZV9
date 28 Nov 1901, Bexar, Texas.
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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #6 on: Friday 02 February 18 11:10 GMT (UK) »
Been some time with this post I am not sure if this is this William T Forbes is the relative I am looking for ...Just been checking out the details again for William T Forbes on the Us City Directories this William is at 709 Burleson Melvia San Antonio up till 1912 ...The wife of this William is down as being a widow in 1915 ..Have not been able to find a death for William T Forbes ? to prove it is the same William my relative ( William Taylor Forbes ) would appreciate any advice on finding his death
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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #7 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:06 GMT (UK) »
Sometimes, women in those days claimed to be widows when really the husbands left, so it's possible he didn't die by 1915. 

Have you followed the other family members forward to see if there was any further mention of William?

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Re: melva Agnes Webber
« Reply #8 on: Friday 02 February 18 12:52 GMT (UK) »
Yes Shelly I got marriage records for both of the daughters and father listed as William Forbes no mention of him being  deceased ...Not sure if this information is mentioned in records in US ? ...Like you did think she might have said she  was widowed ...She seems to have married 3 times

Can't seem to find William on the 1900 census ?

Rosie