Viola Emaline Burgess

F, #131, b. 15 January 1893, d. 6 October 1985
FatherDoc Burgess
MotherClarissa Jane Dotson
FamilyThe Stout Family
ChartsManuel Reynolds Descendants
     Viola Emaline Burgess was born on 15 January 1893 at Whorton Creek, Madison County, Arkansas. She was the daughter of Doc Burgess and Clarissa Jane Dotson. Viola Emaline Burgess married Thomas Franklin David Reynolds, son of Robert Clyde "Babe" Reynolds and Sarah Mariah Jane Grigg, on 28 April 1910 at Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Groom Thomas Reynoldo
Groom's Age 24
Groom's Estimated Birth Year 1886
Groom's Residence Loy, Madison, Arkansas
Bride Viola Burgess
Bride's Name 17
Bride's Estimated Birth Year 1893
Bride's Residence Wharton, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date 28 Apr 1910
Marriage License Date 27 Apr 1910
Marriage Place , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Film number 1035151
Digital Folder Number 4331434
Image number 00799
Page number 264
Source Arkansas County Marriage Records
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1838-1957", database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records. FHL microfilm, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Viola Emaline Burgess died on 6 October 1985 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas, at age 92.
Viola Emaline Burgess's obituary was published at Arkansas . Dewey Reynolds, Wesley Reynolds, Fanny Carter, Golda "Goldie" Carpenter, Samuel Spurgeon Davis, Sarah Jane Coble and Viola Johnson Yeager were listed as survivors in the obituary. Doc Burgess, Clarissa Jane Dotson and Thomas Franklin David Reynolds preceded Viola Emaline Burgess death.
Viola Reynolds

Viola Reynolds, 92, of Huntsville died Oct. 6 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 15, 1893, at Whorton Creek, the daughter of Doc and Clarissa Jane Dotson Burgess. She was a Baptist. She was the widow of Thomas F. Reynolds, who died in 1949.

Survivors include five sons, Dewey Reynolds and Roy Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy Reynolds of Gentry, Wesley Reynolds of Hindsville, and Junior Reynolds of St. Paul; six daughters, Mrs. Fanny Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sarah Jane Coble of Yakima, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson Yeager of Nashville, Ark.; one brother, Dewey Burgess of Tahlequah, Okla., and more than 100 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Brashears Funeral ...
She was buried on 9 October 1985 at Kingston Cemetery, Kingston, Madison, Arkansas.

Other Events

     As of 1910,her married name was Reynolds. Her daughter Fawn Florence Reynolds was born in 1912 at Arkansas. Her daughter Golda "Goldie" Reynolds was born in 1916 at Arkansas. Her son Dewey Reynolds was born in 1917 at Arkansas.

Viola Emaline Burgess and Thomas Franklin David Reynolds appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Venus Township, enumerated 12 March 1920, Elva, Fanny, Selva, and Fawn are shown as attending school. Thomas, Viola, Melvin, Elva, and Selva are shown as being able to read and write. The entire family was born in Arkansas as well as all their parents. Thomas was a farmer on a general farm.. Their children Melvin, Elva Sara, Fanny, Sylvia, Fawn Florence, Golda "Goldie" and Dewey were listed as living with them.
1920 United States Federal Census
about Thomas F Reynolds Name: Thomas F Reynolds
[Thomas F Reynalds]
Home in 1920: Venus, Madison, Arkansas
Age: 35
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
[Head]
Spouse's name: Viola Reynolds
Father's Birth Place: Arkansas
Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
Marital Status: Married
Race: White
Sex: Male
Home owned: Own
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas F Reynolds 35
Viola Reynolds 27
Melvin Reynolds 17
Elva Reynolds 15
Fanny Reynolds 8
Selva Reynolds 7
Fawn Reynolds 5
Galda Reynolds 4
[4 0/12]
Dewey Reynolds 2
[2 6/12]
Tommy F Reynolds 0
[8/12]


Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Venus, Madison, Arkansas; Roll T625_71; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 868.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
Her son Franklin Reynolds was born on 1 July 1921 at Madison County, Arkansas. Viola Emaline Burgess was (an unknown value) with Elsie Louise Reynolds on 27 August 1921 at New Hope Church, Madison, Arkansas.
linben_2added this on 9 Jun 2011
New Hope Church Membership Records.. New Hope Church constituted; Territory of Arkansas, County of Washington (now Madison County, Kingston, Arkansas) dated Feb 12 1832 Members convened & called for a Presbatery consisting of Elders S. Wheat & William Pasten & was constituted into a church called New Hope. This information was sent to me by Tom Mitchell of Midland, TX.

Sarah Reynolds, Tom and Viola Reynolds, and Elsie Reynolds, Alvie Reynolds, and Altie Reynolds all joined the church on Aug 27 1921. The records also confirm the death of Elsie Reynolds in 1973.


Her son Wesley Reynolds was born in 1923 at Arkansas. Her daughter Sarah Jane Reynolds was born in 1925 at Arkansas. Her son Lee Troy Reynolds was born on 17 January 1928 at Arkansas.

Viola Emaline Burgess and Thomas Franklin David Reynolds appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Madison, Arkansas, at Venus Township, enumerated 7 April 1930, Tom and Viola are both shown as being married for the first time when they were 17. Viola would be married for 20 years and Tom for 28 years. However, since this is Tom's second marriage this verifies the date of 1910 for Tom and Viola to be married (20 years previously) and provides a date of 1902 (28 years previously for Tom's first marriage to Almeada Keck the mother of his first 3 children, Elsie, Melvin, and Elva).

The entire family was born in Arkansas as were all of their parents.

Tom is a farmer on a general farm who is not a veteran.

The children Silva, Fawn, Goldie, Dewey, Tommie, Franklin, and Wesley are attending school. Sarah, Lee, and Roy are not attending school but they are 5 or under so they are too young for attending school. Tommie, Dewey, Goldie, Fawn, Silva and Tom and Viola are all shown as being able to read and write.. Their children Sylvia, Fawn Florence, Golda "Goldie", Dewey, Franklin, Wesley, Sarah Jane and Lee Troy were listed as living with them.
1930 United States Federal Census
about Tom Reynolds Name: Tom Reynolds
Home in 1930: Venus, Madison, Arkansas
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Age: 45
Estimated birth year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Arkansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Spouse's name: Viola Reynolds
Race: White
Occupation:

Education:

Military service:

Rent/home value:

Age at first marriage:

Parents' birthplace: View image
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Household Members: Name Age
Tom Reynolds 45
Viola Reynolds 37
Silva Reynolds 71
Fawn Reynolds 15
Goldie Reynolds 14
Dewey Reynolds 12
Tommie Reynolds 10
Franklin Reynolds 8
Wesley Reynolds 7
Sarah J Reynolds 5
Lee F Reynolds 2 2/12
Roy Reynolds


Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Venus, Madison, Arkansas; Roll 82; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 26; Image: 502.0.

Source Information:

Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
Her daughter Viola Reynolds was born in 1932. Her daughter Golda "Goldie" Reynolds was married on 19 October 1932 at Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Charles Carpenter
Groom: Charles Carpenter
Groom's Age: 24
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1908
Groom's Residence: Wharton, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Golda Reynolds
Bride's Age: 16
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1916
Bride's Residence: Wharton, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 19 Oct 1932
Marriage License Date: 19 Oct 1932
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 2020627
Digital Folder Number: 4331495
Image Number: 00211
Page Number: 362
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Her son Loy Reynolds was born on 2 February 1934. Her daughter Sylvia Reynolds was married on 10 May 1934 at Madison, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Sylvia Reynolds
Groom: Melvin Davis
Groom's Age: 24
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1910
Groom's Residence: Purdy, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Sylvia Reynolds
Bride's Age: 21
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1913
Bride's Residence: Loy, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 10 May 1934
Marriage License Date: 08 May 1934
Marriage Place: , Madison, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 2020627
Digital Folder Number: 4331495
Image Number: 00263
Page Number: 465
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Her son Loy Reynolds died on 27 March 1935. Her husband Thomas Franklin David Reynolds died on 31 January 1949. Her daughter Viola Reynolds was married on 4 September 1950 at Carroll, Arkansas.
Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957 for Viola Reynolds
Groom: Lewis Johnson
Groom's Age: 33
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1917
Groom's Residence: Boston, Madison, Arkansas
Bride: Viola Reynolds
Bride's Age: 18
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1932
Bride's Residence: Huntsville, Madison, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 04 Sep 1950
Marriage License Date: 04 Sep 1950
Marriage Place: , Carroll, Arkansas, United States
Film Number: 2020628
Digital Folder Number: 4331496
Image Number: 00032
Page Number: 406
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957

Viola Emaline Reynolds of Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in Elva Sara Reynolds's obituary on 7 February 1955 as a surviving step-mother.
Deaths

Mrs. Elva Marple

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today, Feb. 7, at the Hardwicke Chapel in Clarksville for Mrs. Elva Sara Marple, 50, of Clarksville, who died Tuesday, Feb. 4, in a Booneville hospital. The Rev. W.R. Kelton officiated. Burial was at the Carter Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Bert; a son, Eugene Faubus of Ozark; a brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Elsie Stout of Springdale; seven half-brothers, Tommy, Lee, Dewey, Wesley, Franklin and Ray Reynolds, all of Huntsville, and Junior Reynolds of Polo, Ill.; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter, Mrs. Sylvia Davis, Mrs. Florence Bryant and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter, all of Huntsville, and Mrs. Sara Cable and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Washington; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; and one grandchild.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson

Viola Emaline Reynolds of Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in Elsie Louise Reynolds's obituary on 9 July 1973 as a surviving step-mother.
Mrs. Elsie Stout

Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Stout, 66, 1024 Brogdon, who died July 6 in Springdale Memorial Hospital, were held this afternoon at 2 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating.

Pallbearers were James Thompson, Jimmy Thompson, Carlos Joe Sturdy, Randy Stout, Calvin Stout and Jimmy Williams.

Burial was in the Friendship cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.

A native of Witter, she was born Nov. 11, 1906, the daughter of Thomas F. and Amelia Keck Reynolds, was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Kingston, and a resident of Springdale since 1950 moving from Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Stout of the home; three sons, Bud Stout of Fayetteville, James V. Stout of Rogers and Jerry Stout of Green Forest; one daughter, Mrs. Crawford (Gwendolyn) Thompson of Springdale; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; one brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif; seven step-brothers, Dewey Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy of Highfill, Franklin of Berryville, Wesley of Hindsville, Lee Troy of Springdale, Roy of Huntsville and Junior Reynolds of Illinois; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sara Jane Coble of Antioch, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Springdale; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Elsie Stout

Mrs. Elsie Louise Stout, 66, 1024 Brogdon, died July 6, 7:30 a.m. in Springdale Memorial Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1906 at Witter, Ark., the daughter of Thomas F. and Almelia Keck Reynolds, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church at Kingston, and a resident of Springdale since 1950, moving from Kingston.

Survivors include her husband, Claude J. Stout of the home; three sons, Bud Stout of Fayetteville, James V. Stout of Rogers and Jerry Thompson of Green Forest; one daughter, Mrs. Crawford (Gwendolyn) Thompson of Springdale; her stepmother, Mrs. Viola Reynolds of Huntsville; one brother, Melvin Reynolds of Modesto, Calif; seven half-brothers, Dewey Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy of Highfill, Franklin of Berryville, Wesley of Hindsville, Lee Troy of Springdale, Roy of Huntsville and Junior Reynolds of Illinois; six half-sisters, Mrs. Fannie Carter and Mrs. Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Mrs. Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Mrs. Fawn Bryant of Witter, Mrs. Sara Jane Coble of Antioch, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Johnson of Springdale; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Sisco chapel with Rev. Cecil Garrison officiating. Burial will be in the Friendship cemetery under the direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
Her son Lee Troy Reynolds died on 27 February 1974 at Arkansas. Her son Franklin Reynolds died on 11 October 1982 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas.
Viola Emaline Burgess of Huntsville, Madison County, Arkansas was listed in Franklin Reynolds's obituary on 12 October 1982 as a surviving mother.
Franklin Reynolds

Franklin Reynolds, 61, of Huntsville died Oct. 11 at Huntsville Memorial Hospital. He was born July 1, 1921, in Madison County, the son of Thomas F. and Viola Burgess Reynolds.

Survivors include two sons, Johnny Reynolds of Huntsville and Franklin D. Reynolds of Wesley; two daughters, Janice Wright of Huntsville and Linda Reynolds of Rogers; his mother of Huntsville; five brothers, Dewey and Roy Reynolds of Huntsville, Tommy Reynolds of Gentry, Wesley Reynolds of Hindsville, and Junior Reynolds of St. Paul; one half brother, Melvin Reynolds of California; six sisters, Fannie Carter and Goldie Carpenter of Huntsville, Sylvia Davis of Lowell, Fawn Bryant of Witter, Sarah Jane Coble of Yakima, Wash., and Viola Johnson of Springdale; eight grandchildren.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Brashears Funeral Home with Guy Couch officiating. Burial will be in Venus Cemetery. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson
Viola Emaline Burgess was a Baptist.

This is a photo of the tombstone for Viola Emaline Burgess and Thomas Franklin David Reynolds .
Thomas Franklin and Viola Burgess Reynolds Tombstone
Photograph by Kellie S. Thompson

Family

Thomas Franklin David Reynolds b. 30 Jan 1885, d. 31 Jan 1949
Children