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  • ID: I6393
  • Name: Paul Charlie Fred Magsig
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 5 MAR 1875 in Bonn, Germany 1
  • Death: 22 MAY 1960 in Memphis, Shelby Co, Tn 2
  • Burial: 25 MAY 1960 Memphis Memorial Park, Shelby Co, Tn 3
  • Census: 1900 Salem, Ottawa Co, Ohio, pg.7a
  • Census: 1910 Chester TWP, Arkansas Co, Ar, pg. 39a
  • Census: 1920 Rosedale City, Boliver Co, Mississippi
  • _MILI: Spanish American War, U.S. Army 1898 4
  • Reference Number:

    • Occupation: Lumberman-logger 4
    • Note:
      Paul Charlie Fred Magsig was born in Germany on March 5, 1878 (some records say
      1875). He may have been born in or near the town of Kotov, Germany.
      Paul's father is confirmed by Paul's death certificate and Paul's relationship
      to his Aunt Emma Magsig Miller and his Uncle Fredrick Magsig is confirmed
      in the book, " The William Miller and Descendant's Family History, 1848-2000", by
      Rev (retired) Charles P. Miller of 4101 Woodmont Rd, Toledo, Oh 43613-3823. A
      copy of this book is located in the Harris-Elmore Library, Elmore, Ohio.

      Paul's mother apparently died while Paul was small and his father remarried.
      Paul was still a child when his father died also. Paul's step mother
      apparently had one or more children of her own and when Paul's father died, she
      was no longer able to care for all of the children. Paul was sent to America
      in 1882 to live with his Aunt Emma. Emma had married a William Miller in
      Germany in 1877. This was also the year Emma and William came to the US. They
      settled in Ottawa County, Ohio, near the town of Elmore, Ohio. William and
      Emma had at least one child of their own, (possible more) but raised young Paul
      as one of their own.
      About 1898, Paul went to fight in the Spanish American War. He served in the
      Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company L as a private.
      Upon his return to Ohio, when he was 25 (about 1900), he and his cousin,
      William Miller, Jr (age 16) were living on the farm of a Harrison Family in
      Carroll Township, Ottawa County, Ohio. They were working as farm labor.
      In either 1917 or 1918, Paul registered for the WWI draft. He was living
      in BOLIVAR CO., MS at this time.
      Sometime between 1900 and 1920, Paul marries, Maud Zylks (born 1892)
      who was born in Arkansas. Paul lived in Ark for some time and had
      four children; Theodore Magsig (born about 1908), Gladys Magsig (born 28 AUG
      1910, died 21 JUL 1994 in Memphis), Chester Magsig (born 24 MAY 1913) and Annie
      Magsig (date of birth not determined).
      The obit notice for Chester Magsig (Paul's son) and further research in
      the "Polk's City Directory" for 1966 confirms that Chester's mother's name was Maud.

      Obit Notice published in the Memphis Commercial Appeal, 23 MAY 1960,
      page 31;

      Spanish-American Veteran Dies in Hospital

      Paul C.F. Magsig of 211 Kenilworth, a Spanish-American War veteran,
      died at 1 p.m. yesterday at Kennedy Veterans Hospital where he had been
      a patient since May 17. He was 86.
      Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Cosmopolitan Funeral Home.
      Burial with military honors will be in National Cemetery.
      Mr. Magsig was born in Bonn, Germany, and came to this country in 1880
      and to Memphis about 15 years ago from Rosedale, Miss., where he
      lived most of his life. He retired as a lumberman in 1927.
      He fought and was wounded in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
      He was a Methodist.
      He leaves his daughter, Miss Glayds Magsig of the Kenilworth address;
      two sons, Chester Magsig of 1299 Peabody and Theodore Magsig
      of Washington, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

      [Compiler's note: The Obit notice states he was buried in National Cemetery.
      This is incorrect. He was, in fact, buried in Memphis Memorial Park.]


      State of Tennessee Death Certificate number 2639 for 1960 was issued
      to certify the death of Paul C.F. Magsig. It shows the date of birth as
      5 MAR 1874 and his place of birth to be Berlin, Germany. His father
      is listed as Theodore Magsig and his mother's maiden name is shown
      as "unknown". Glayds Magsig supplied the information for the
      certificate at the time of his death.

      The 1910 census of Chester Twp, Arkansas County, Arkansas show the following family
      listed on page 39a:
      Magsig, Paul, MW 29, married, Germany, Germany, Germany, watchman, R.R. Bridge
      Magsig, Maud, wife, FW 18, AR, LA, LA
      Magsig, Theodore P., son, MW 2, AR, Germany, AR

      The 1920 census of Rosedale City, Boliver Co, Ms, Enum Dist 6, page 5A
      shows the following listing:

      House number or farm: 83
      Dwelling number: 102

      Magsig, Paul, head, mw 31, {can not read the notation in married column - maybe be a "D" for Divorced}
      b. Germany, father b. Germany, Mother b. Germany, Occupation, Merchant, Timber

      Magsig, Theodore, son, mw 12, AR, Germany, Ar
      Magsig, Gladys, daughter, FW 8, AR, GER, AR
      Magsig, Chester, son, mw 6, AR, GER, AR
      Spence, Bessy, Roomer, FW 26, {can't read marriage status}, AL, TN, AL
      Zylks, Archie, Roomer, MW 25, married, AR, England, Tx, Merchant Timber industry
      Zylks, Myrtle, Roomer, FW 19, married, MS, MS, AL

      Of course, this entry begs the question, "what happened to Maude?"

      Father: Theodore Magsig b: in Germany

      Marriage 1 Maude Ophelia Zylks b: 10 OCT 1892 in Fort Smith, Fayette Co, Ar
        1. Has No Children Theodore Magsig b: 31 DEC 1907 in Arkansas
        2. Has No Children Gladys Louise Magsig b: 28 AUG 1910 in Arkansas
        3. Has Children Chester Milton Magsig b: 24 MAY 1913 in DeWitt, Arkansas
        4. Has No Children Annie Magsig

        1. Abbrev: Summers Family Ancestors, by Bill Summers
          Summers Family Ancestors, by Bill Summers as posted in the Roots web WorldConnect Project, database #wsummers.
        2. Abbrev: Cemetery Records, Memphis Memorial Park,
          Cemetery Records, Memphis Memorial Park, buried Garden of Time Section, Lot 724, space 4
        3. Abbrev: Headstone
        4. Abbrev: Obit Notice.
          Obit Notice.