Lee Bedwell was born on 14 Oct 1880 in Alabama.65,570 He died
on 24 Oct 1964 in Oklahoma.65,1235 He was buried in Garden of
Memory Cemetery, Colbert, Bryan County, Oklahoma.65,1236
1900 Census for 6 Precinct Helena, Shelby County, Alabama shows Charles
Moore, born Mar 1868, a Railroad Section Foreman born in Kentucky, as head of
household that includes: Penny, born Feb 1877, his wife of 8 years who has had
two children, both still living; daughter Ola, born Sept 1893; daughter Estelle,
born Sept 1895; and brother-in-law Robert Bedwell, born Oct 1881, a Watchman
(probably with the railroad). They are renters.
From The Cleburne New Era newspaper, 20 October 1900 found at http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/al/cleburne/newspapers/gnw107newspape.txt:
"Robert Bedwell has gone to the Indian Territory to join his mother and
who sent there some days ago. Mrs. Bedwell will return to Heflin about Christmas
but the boys will remain there."
1910 Census for Ashflat Township, Coal County, Oklahoma shows Robert L.
Bedwell, age 26, a farmer born in Alabama who rents his land; and Leona, 22,
born in Oklahoma, his second wife (she is on her first marriage), who has had
one child with one still living. However there are no children living in the
World War I draft registration card shows Robert Lee Bedwell, born 14
Oct 1880, a resident of Bryan County, Oklahoma. He is a farmer of medium height
and build, with brown eyes and black hair.
1920 Census for Kemp Township, Bryan County, Oklahoma, taken 7 Jan 1920,
shows Robert L. Bedwell (incorrectly shown as Robert C. Bodwell in ancestry.com
index), age 39, a farmer who owns his land, as head of household with: wife Leona,
28; daughter Nona, 15; son Cecil, 9; daughter Mildred, 7; son Woodward, 5; son
William J., 2 & 3/12; brother John P. Bedwell, 46; and father-in-law William
A., Goodman, 74.
1930 Census for Albany Township, Bryan County, Oklahoma shows R.L. Bedwell,
49, a farmer born in Alabama who owns his land, as head of household containing:
wife Leona, 40; son Cecil, 20; daughter Mildred, 17; son Woodrow, 15; son Jack,
13; daughter Estell, 10; daughter Virginia, 7; and daughter Leona, 4.
Robert Lee Bedwell and Leona Goodman were married on 10 May 1908.1236,1237 Leona Goodman (daughter of William A. Goodman and [--?--]
[--?--]) was born on 28 Feb 1888 in Oklahoma.65,1236,1237
She died on 24 Aug 1972 in Oklahoma.65
She was buried in Garden of Memory Cemetery, Colbert, Bryan County, Oklahoma.65,1236
Robert Lee Bedwell and Leona Goodman had the following children:
|Nona Bedwell1238 was born about 1904 in Oklahoma.|
|Cecil Bedwell1238 was born about 1910 in Oklahoma.|
|Mildred Bedwell1238 was born about 1912 in Oklahoma.|
|Woodward Bedwell1238 was born about 1914 in Oklahoma.|
|William Jack Bedwell.|
|Estell Bedwell1239 was born about 1920 in Bryan County, Oklahoma.1239|
|Leona F. Bedwell.|