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  • ID: I42
  • Name: Florence Myrtle Clower
  • Given Name: Florence Myrtle
  • Surname: Clower
  • Name: Myrtle Clower
  • Given Name: Myrtle
  • Surname: Clower
  • Name: Puhn Key
  • Given Name: Puhn
  • Surname: Key
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 21 Aug 1875 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
  • Death: 5 Aug 1946 in Smackover, Union County, Arkansas, USA 1
  • Burial: Aug 1946 Rose Hedge Cemetery, Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas, USA 2
  • Reference Number: #b ggm 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
  • Religion: Methodist
  • Census: 1880 Youngsport, Bell County, Texas, USA 12
  • Census: 1900 Sayre, Ouachita County, Arkansas, USA 13
  • Census: 1910 Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas, USA 14
  • Census: 1920
  • Census: 1930 Smackover, Union County, Arkansas, USA 15
  • Census: (from 1940 census) 1935 Amarillo, Potter County, Texas, USA
  • Census: 1940 Smackover, Union County, Arkansas, USA 16
  • _FSFTID: LXW4-XQ1
  • _FSLINK: https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=LXW4-XQ1
  • _FGRAVE: 32164613
  • _FGLINK: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32164613
  • _HASHTAG: AmRev CLOWER,JM
  • Change Date: 22 Aug 2017 at 01:21



    Father: John Simpson Clower b: 24 Dec 1846 in Shelby County, Alabama, USA
    Mother: Texanna Parks b: 25 Feb 1855 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA

    Marriage 1 Ira Terrell Key b: 6 Sep 1870 in Senatobia, Tate County, Mississippi, USA
    • Married: 22 Apr 1895 in Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas, USA 17 18 19 20
    • Change Date: 19 Aug 2015
    Children
    1. Has No Children Aubrey Terrell Key b: 19 Jul 1896 in Rogers, Bell County, Texas, USA
    2. Has No Children Hugh Welborn Key b: 4 Sep 1898 in Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA
    3. Has Children Florence Anna Key b: 7 Apr 1904 in Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas, USA

    Sources:
    1. Abbrev: Death Index
      Title: Death Index
      Quality: 3
      Text: Name: Myrtle Flo Key; Estimated birth year: 1876; Age: 70; Death Date: 5 Aug 1946; County: Union; Volume Number: 60; Roll Number: 1946; Certificate Number: 1112
    2. Abbrev: Find A Grave
      Title: Find A Grave
      Publication: www.findagrave.com
      Quality: 3
      Text: Name: Florence Myrtle Clower Key;
      Birth: Aug. 21, 1875 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA;
      Death: Aug. 5, 1946 in Smackover, Union County, Arkansas, USA;
      Father: John Simpson Clower (1846 - 1894);
      Mother: Texanna Parks Clower Alcorn (1855 - 1939);
      Children: Aubrey Terrell Key (1896 - 1983);
      Hugh Welborn Key (1898 - 1969);
      Florence Anna Key Mayes (1904 - 1990);
      Spouse: Ira Terrell Key (1870 - 1944);
      Inscription: MYRTLE CLOWER KEY - AUG. 21, 1875 - AUG. 5, 1946;
      Burial: Rose Hedge Cemetery, Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas, USA;
      Created by: Rajordan;
      Record added: Dec 14, 2008;
      Find A Grave Memorial# 32164613
      Find A Grave Memorial

    3. Abbrev: Birth Certificate for KEY, Aubrey Terrell
      Title: Birth Certificate for Aubrey Terrell Key
      Author: Texas Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
      Publication: 19 Jul 1896, Rogers, Bell County, Texas, USA
      Text: Name: Aubrey Terrell Key; Date of Birth: 19 Jul 1896; Time of Birth: 5:00 PM; Place of Birth: Rogers, Bell County, Texas; Gender: Male; Father's Name: Ira Terrell Key; Father's Residence: Rogers, Bell County, Texas; Father's Color: White; Father's Age: 25; Father's Birthplace: Mississippi; Father's Occupation: Salesman; Mother's Name: Florence Myrtle Clower; Mother's Residence: Rogers, Bell County, Texas; Mother's Color: White; Mother's Age: 21; Mother's Birthplace: Huntsville, Walker County, Texas; Mother's Occupation: Housewife; Number of children born to this mother: 1; Number of children born to this mother and now living: 1
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Quality: 3
    4. Media: Grandmother's Birthday Book
      Abbrev: Grandmother's Birthday Book
      Title: Grandmother's Birthday Book
      Author: Lois Erin DEASON Key
      Publication: 1945
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Page: August 21
      Quality: 3
      Text: Myrtle Clower Key - 1875 / Mother Key d. Aug 5 - 1946
    5. Abbrev: Clower Chart
      Title: Clower Chart
      Author: Mary Anna CLOWER Moore
      Publication: Nov 1950
      Note:
      Handwritten Clower pedigree chart starting with Michael Klaur.
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Quality: 3
      Text: Florence Myrtle born in Huntsville 8-21-75 - died in Smackover Ark. 8-5-' 46. Married Ira Terrell Key 4-20-1895 born 9-6-1870 - died Feb. 28-1944
    6. Abbrev: Clower Generations in the United States
      Title: Clower Generations in the United States
      Author: Mary Anna CLOWER Moore
      Publication: Nov 1950
      Note:
      "This much came from Aunt Mary Moore in 1950 -- typed by Ann Key Jordan)"
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House
    7. Abbrev: Scrapbook of the Deason Family
      Title: Scrapbook of the Deason Family
      Author: Herbert M. TIMMONS
      Publication: Circa 1959
      Note:
      Transcribed from original typed text sometime in the 1980's by Rebecca Ann Jordan.
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House
    8. Abbrev: Clower Ancestor Line
      Title: Clower Ancestor Line
      Author: Lois Ann KEY Jordan
      Publication: Circa 1969
      Text: Up from Rebecca A. Jordan, Ann Key Jordan, Aubrey T. Key, Florence Myrtle Clower Key, John Simpson Clower, Jonathan Shular Clower, Jonathan Morgan Clower, Michael Klaur
      Note:
      Handwritten ancestor line from Rebecca A. Jordan to Michael Klaur.
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House
    9. Abbrev: "Our" Key - Simpson Families
      Title: "Our" Key - Simpson Families
      Author: Katherine Joseph CAGLE
      Publication: August 1982
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Page: Page Key 51
      Quality: 3
      Text: Md. Florence Myrtle Clower, Dau. of Rev. John Wesley Clower (Pastor of the Gurdon Methodist Church, 1891-1893), April 23, 1895, Gurdon, AR. B: Aug. 21, 1875, Bellville, Bell Co., Texas D: Aug 6, 1946, Smackover, AR.
    10. Abbrev: Shanghai Letter
      Title: Shanghai Letter
      Author: Florence Myrtle CLOWER Key
      Publication: 24 Aug 1908
      Text: Dear Sallie - Gurdon, Aug 24, 1908
      I am going to write you good news, but it is a long story but hope I wil l get it told so you will understand it. We were made so happy yesterday by receiving a long letter from Aubrey telling why he had been silent so long. When he left to come here, he got to Memphis too late for the Little Rock train so had to stay there till 9 o'clock that night. Well he walk around all day that eveing, got his supper, walk around some more, then decided it time to go to the depot. Instead of going down Main St., he just walked along 4th St. and that was along the river and not lighted very well. While crossing one of the dark places, he was struck on the head. When he came to his self he was in such a dark place and found his hands and feet tied so all he could do was to call. When he did so some one answered not very far away but to his supprise the other man (Albertt Morison) by name had been caught about the same way. Well after a while they began to move and they found out they were on a steam boat. They were carried along in this dark little place with only half enough to eat for 12 day then they were transfered to what is called a whaling ship. They are ships that are out to sea two and three years, and they pay men so little that they can't get them so they kidnap them as they did Aubrey. Oh, they were treated so mean and made to work. There was only the Captian and two mates, one negro, 10 dagoes, Albert and Aubrey. They had stolen them all. I can't tell you near all, but Oh, how we all cried and laught but the letter was so sad he said he could have stood the treatment and hard eating but then he would think of the supence we and Tannie was in he would nearly go crazy. Well they went along for some time still going South till a strom came up. The vessel was wrecked. He and Albert wouldn't go in the life boat with the captian but tied there selves togather and jump in the water. It was so cold they nearly froze. They caught on a piece of timber; the storm didn't calm down till morning then they floated about three miles to an iland. It was all covered with snow. They were froze so stiff tell they could hardly move but he kept rubbing and beating his self till he could walk, he had some matches but had to wait for them to dry and out of they all he got a fire started. Poor Albert was not able to do any thing and had such a cold and his fever was being to rise, well, Aubrey built a good fire then went around to see what he could find, but the iland was small and only found snow and ice. He came back to the fire and staid till morning then went in serch of something to eat, found a few fish came and cooked them over the fire and eat them without salt or bread. Albert was worse and next morning died. Just think poor Aubrey was on a lonely iland and the only person on earth was there dead. He buried him in a cave as he nothing to dig a grave then he was there 14 day before a ship came along. I can't keep from crying every time I think of it. I don't know how he kept from going crazy but he said he know it was our prayers that saved him. When he was the ship he said he nearly went crazy for fear they wouldn't see him but he made a fire then took off his shirt and made a flag and waved it and hollored with all his strength till they say him. They sent a boat out and took him on board. It was a French vessel bound for Sidney Australia. The Captian could talk a little English so he told his story. He was sick for two weeks but as soon has he was able he worked for his passage. They landed in Sidney the 20 of July, started back to the U.S. the next day on the San Predo working his passage. They landed in Seattle Wash. Aug. 19 and will come home as soon as he get money enough but we can't wait for him to make it but will send it to him. I just wish you could have read his letter it was the sadest I ever read. The boy Albert hadn't seen his mother in 4 years and was on his way to see here when he was caught. He gave A. his address and told him to write her what became of him. I forgot to tell where the iland was. The captain of the vessel that picked him up said he was 150 below Cape Horn just think he has been around the globe, he wrote us and Fannie while on board the ship and mailed it in Seattle as soon as he landed.

      You may let Eugenia see this I have been busy writting letters since yester- day. We are all so thankfull that we just held a praise meeting all day yesterday.

      (A paragraph or two of more personal items follows then continues - )

      Everything is very dull so I can't think anny more to write this time but I guess this is enough for one time. I haven't but one thing on my mind any way and that is Aubrey and how God has taken care of him and brought him back so we could hear from him. Just think if he had died out on that iland we would have never have known what became of him. So rejoice with us he is well and on the way home. Your loving sister, Myrtle
      Note:
      This is a copy of a letter written by Myrtle Clower Key to her sister, Sallie, about their brother, Aubrey. I added a little punctuation but tried to leave most of it as it was written - spelling and all. It's a little confusing in places but the story is clear. 24 Oct 1983 Ann Key Jordan.

      Myrtle was my grandmother and her son (his name was Aubrey too and my Father) remembers when his Uncle Aubrey came home. He arrived on the train in the late afternoon or early eveing and the family stayed up all night talking and hearing the "story." The letter mentions Tannie and Fannie but I thing they may be the same one and refer to Aubrey's wife. He also remembers that the Captain gave Aubrey $10 when they landed in Seattle with which he bought some clothes. Aubrey came back to Arkansas and went to work in a sawmill and a few years (2 or 3) later he was killed in a sawmill accident. He was born in 1877 or '78 so was 30 or 31 at the time of his "adventure".
      24 Oct 1983 Ann Key Jordan
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House
    11. Abbrev: Key Family Bible
      Title: Key Family Bible
      Publication: 22 Apr 1895
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Quality: 3
      Text: Mother - Florence M. Key 8-21-1875 Huntsville Tex., died 8-5-1946 Gurdon Ark
    12. Abbrev: US Federal Census for 1880
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1880; Enumeration Date: 1 Jun 1880
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1880; Census Place: Youngsport, Bell County, Texas; Roll: 1290; Fam ily History Film: 1255290; Page: 458B; Enumeration District: 008; 15 Ju n 1880;
      John S. Clower; White; Male; 33 (~1847); Head; Married; Minister; Alabama; Georgia; Alabama;
      Anna Clower; White; Female; 25 (~1855); Wife; Married; Keeping House; Tex as; North Carolina; Texas;
      Florence M. Clower; White; Female; 4 (~1876); Daughter; Texas; Alabama; T exas;
      Aubrey W. Clower; White; Male; 2 (~1878); Son; Texas; Alabama; Texas;
      Mary A. Clower; White; Female; 1 (~1879); Daughter; Texas; Alabama; Texa s
    13. Abbrev: US Federal Census for 1900
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1900; Enumeration Date: 1 Jun 1900
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1900; Census Place: Sayre, Ouachita County, Arkansas; Roll: T623 70; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 132; 11 Jun 1900;
      Ira T. Key; Head; White; Male; Sep 1870; 29; Married; 5 (~1895); Mississi ppi; Tennessee; Georgia; Salesman;
      Myrtle Key; Wife; White; Female; Aug 1875; 24; Married; 5 (~1895); 2 Chil dren; 2 Alive; Texas; Alabama; Texas;
      Aubrey Key; Son; White; Male; Jul 1896; 3; Single; Texas; Mississippi; Te xas;
      Hugh Key; Son; White; Male; Sep 1898; 1; Single; Texas; Mississippi; Texa s
    14. Abbrev: US Federal Census for 1910
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1910; Enumeration Date: 15 Apr 1910
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1910; Census Place: Arkadelphia, Clark County, Arkansas; Series: T624; Roll: 45; Page: 157A; Enumeration District: 55; Part: 3; Line: 15; 15 Apr 1910;
      Ira T. Key; Head; Male; White; 39 (~1871); Married; 15 (~1895); Mississippi; Georgia; Tennessee; Salesman; Clothing Store;
      Myrtle Key; Wife; Female; White; 34 (~1876); Married; 15 (~1895); 3 children; 3 alive; Texas; Alabama; Texas;
      Aubrey Key; Son; Male; White; 13 (~1897); Single; Texas; Mississippi; Texas;
      Hugh Key; Son; Male; White; 11 (~1899); Single; Texas; Mississippi; Texas;
      Florence Key; Daughter; Female; White; 6 (~1904); Single; Arkansas; Mississippi; Texas
    15. Abbrev: US Federal Census for 1930
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1930; Enumeration Date: 1 Apr 1930
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1930; Census Place: Smackover, Union County, Arkansas; Roll: 96; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 32; Image: 952.0; 12 Apr 1930;
      Ira T. Key; Head; Male; White; 59 (~1871); Married; 24 (~1895); Mississippi; Georgia; Tennessee; Salesman/General Store;
      Myrtle F. Key; Wife; Female; White; 54 (~1876); Married; 19 (~1895); Texas; Alabama; Texas;
      Hugh W. Key; Son; Male; White; 31 (~1899); Single; Texas; Mississippi; Texas; Electrician/Power & Light; Veteran=Yes
    16. Abbrev: US Federal Census for 1940
      Title: United States Federal Census for 1940; Enumeration Date: 1 Apr 1940
      Repository:
        Name: Ancestry

      Quality: 3
      Text: Year: 1940; Census Place: Smackover, Union County, Arkansas; Roll: T627_1 78; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 70-42; 25 Apr 1940;
      Lines: 1-3; Address: Smackover to Camden Highway; Owned; Value of home: $ 500; Farm: No;
      Ira T. Key; Head; Male; White; 69 (~1871); Married; 6; Mississippi; Sam e House;
      Myrtle Key; Wife; Female; White; 64 (~1876); Married; 6; Texas; Same Hous e;
      Hugh W. Key; Son; Male; White; 41 (~1899); Divorced; C1; Texas; Same Hous e; Electrician; Ark. P. & L; $1500
    17. Abbrev: Key Family Bible
      Title: Key Family Bible
      Publication: 22 Apr 1895
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Page: Gurdon, Clark County, Arkansas, USA
      Text: This is to certify that Ira T Key and Florence Myrtle Clower were united by me in Holy Matrimony at Gurdon Arkansas on the 22th day of April in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Ninety Five in the presence of B. J. Cagle and W. M. Burt. Signed E. N. Walson
    18. Abbrev: Clower Chart
      Title: Clower Chart
      Author: Mary Anna CLOWER Moore
      Publication: Nov 1950
      Note:
      Handwritten Clower pedigree chart starting with Michael Klaur.
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Text: Florence Myrtle born in Huntsville 8-21-75 - died in Smackover Ark. 8-5-' 46. Married Ira Terrell Key 4-20-1895 born 9-6-1870 - died Feb. 28-1944
    19. Media: Grandmother's Birthday Book
      Abbrev: Grandmother's Birthday Book
      Title: Grandmother's Birthday Book
      Author: Lois Erin DEASON Key
      Publication: 1945
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Page: Page April 22
      Text: Moma & Papa Key married 1895
    20. Abbrev: "Our" Key - Simpson Families
      Title: "Our" Key - Simpson Families
      Author: Katherine Joseph CAGLE
      Publication: August 1982
      Repository:
        Name: Cherokee House

      Page: Page Key 51
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