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Friday, June 26, 2015

Friday's Photo: Oliver Henry Giddens



Last week, I posted an obituary and biographical information for Henry J. Giddens of Bienville Parish. The obituary came from from a distant Bryan cousin in Texas. A California cousin (also a Bryan descendant) had the above photo of Henry's son, Oliver Henry Giddens.

Oliver Henry Giddens was born on September 19, 1893. He was the son of Henry J. Giddens and Mary Luella Davis.

At age 16, Oliver Henry was living with his family and working as an overseer on a farm. During WWI, he served in the army and in 1920, his occupation was listed as farmer on the census.  On December 29, 1920, he married Lillian Womack (click here to see the announcement). By 1930, Oliver Henry was working as a druggist and in 1940, his was the owner of a retail liquor store. 

Oliver Henry Giddens died on December 17, 1942 in Rapides Parish, Louisiana and is buried in Providence Cemetery in Bienville Parish. His death date is found in the Louisiana Death Index. The military marker on his grave has a date of February 17, 1942; however, O. H. Giddens completed his WWII Draft Registration Card on April 27, 1942.

Oliver Henry Giddens would be my third cousin twice removed on my mother's Gidden's side. 


Diana

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1900 U.S. census, Bienville Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 4, Enumeration District 006, p. 13B (penned), dwelling 231, family 241, Giddens, Henry J.: digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 May 2015); from National Archives microfilm publication 1240558, roll 558.

1910 U.S. census, Bossier Parish, Louisiana, population schedule, Ward 3, Enumeration District 0013, p. 8A (penned), dwelling 160, family 163, Giddens, Henry J.: digital images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 May 2015); from National Archives microfilm publication 1240558, roll T624_509.

"Giddens - Womack," The Bienville Democrat (Arcadia, Louisiana), 13 January 1921, p. 3, digital images, Newspapers.com: accessed 19 June 2015). http://www.newspapers.com/clip/2653757/giddens_womack_wedding/

"Louisiana, Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FSYB-SD9 : accessed 19 June 2015), Oliver Henry Giddens, 17 Dec 1942; citing Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana, certificate number 2962, State Archives, Baton Rouge; FHL microfilm 1,183,939.

Photograph from the Frye Family Collection. Accessed January 12, 2015. Used with permission.

"United States Census, 1920," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MVQC-5G6 : accessed 20 June 2015), Henry J Giddens, Police Jury Ward 4, Bienville, Louisiana, United States; citing sheet 5A, family 83, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,820,606.

"United States Census, 1930," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XMTP-WRL : accessed 20 June 2015), Oliver H Giddens, Ringgold, Bienville, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0012, sheet 2B, family 37, line 64, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 785; FHL microfilm 2,340,520.

"United States Census, 1940," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/VYRC-RL4 : accessed 20 June 2015), Oliver Giddens, Ringgold, Police Jury Ward 4, Bienville, Louisiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-13, sheet 2B, family 43, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 1383.

"United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZ8C-XNB : accessed 19 June 2015), Oliver Henry Giddens, 1917-1918; citing Bienville Parish, Louisiana, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,684,663.

"United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," Database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XP1B-R6X : accessed 19 June 2015), Oliver Henry Giddens, 1942; citing NAID identifier 576248, NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 4,435,718.

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