Sarah Wilhelmina1 2 3 4 5 6 11 Yockel1 2 3 4 5 6 11
|Birth||9 MAR 18771 2 3 4 5 6 |
married, living with her husband in household of her mother,l Elizabeth Yockel4
at 1810 South Broadway with husband, Frank Smallwood, and two children
Stockton northwest corner 45th
337 Kearney Street in household of husband, Frank Smallwood5
"30 Liberty El Cer"; with husband, Frank G Smallwood
Marital Status: Single; Head; Homemaker [Note: actually divorced or separated]
2018 Sixth Street; same house as Mrs Rose Smallwood and Fredrick Yockel
2439 Edwards Street; Divorced; Housekeeper; Head (Alis, her boys, in home); City directory says address is 24296
|Death||6 JUN 19641 2 |
|Grave||8 JUN 1964|
Section J, Space 62-C
Aged: 87.2 years
NOTE: The 1900 census shows Sarah and her husband, Frank Smallwood, living in the household of her mother, Elisabeth Yockel. Elisabeth was listed first, followed by her daughter, Laura Yockel; and then her son-in-law, Frank Smallwood. After that was her daughter, Sarah Smallwood, and three children. They were Roy M Smallwood, 4; Anson L Smallwood, 3; and Egbert W Smallwood, 1.
There is no family memory of these children, though there was a strong memory of these children of Sarah and Frank: William Ray, born in 1898, Verna Viola, born in 1901 and died in 1902; Theodore Kenneth, born 1905; Leland Franklin, born 1911; and Alis, born 1914.
On top of that, in spite of lots of research, I have not been able to find any additional records for the Roy, Anson and Egbert mentioned in the 1900 census. However, this Roy may have been William Ray Smallwood, who would have been about two years old, rather than age four.
All of those chidlren were listed only as grandchildren of Elisabeth Yockel, though they were shown with the name, Smallwood. They do not apopear to have been any of the children of Elisabeth's other children.
Further, the 1900 and 1910 censuses asked how many children each woman had given birth to, and how many were still living. In Sarah's case, the number of children listed under her name matches the number of children she was said to have given birth to and who were still living. However, the 1910 census tells a different story. In that census, her son, Ray, and her son, Theodore, were listed. The record says she had given birth to three children, two of whom were still living. In this census, Ray is the proper age. It is also known that Sarah's daughter, Verna Viola Smallwood, born in 1901, and passed away in 1902.
It is my opinion that the 1900 record was fixed to match the children listed under Sarah's listing. The 1910 seems more accurate. If the 1910 is correct, the 1900 cannot be correct. It is also my opinion that these children may not have been related to the family at all. Elisabeth may have taken them in for a time and were reported by someone as Smallwood children.