George Earnst Apel

Individual

Born: Dec 1889 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, USA

Died: Mar 1984 in Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas, USA

Father: Albert M. Apel (1853 – ?)

Mother: Louisa A. ? (1861 – ?)

Family #1

Spouse/Partner: Cora E. French (1896 – ?)

Married: Abt 1917 in Vernon, Wilbarger County, Texas, USA

Child: Rosa Louise Apel (c. 1919 – ?)

Child: <private> Apel

Notes:

George's father was born in Iowa, his mother was born in Nebraska. [1920 US Census]

George and Cora were separated (and divorced?) shortly after the birth of Cora Estle Lea in 1921. [family interview]

Change Date

This data was last changed on 16 Feb 2009, and is stored in datafile B.

Primary and Secondary Sources

(see About Sources)

1900 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1910 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth]
1920 U.S. Federal Census (Population Schedule)
National Archives and Records Administration. [applies to name, birth, notes]
Draft Registration for WWI (George Earnst Apel)
[applies to name, birth]
Interview (<private>] Spear)
Inteview, letter, notes, etc. [applies to name, birth, marriage, notes]
Web: Ancestry Database (Social Security Death Index)
ancestry.com. [Original data: "Social Security Death Index, Master File" Social Security Administration; US. The original Social Security application is available for deceased individuals. (no document images)] [applies to birth, death]

Research Notes (source comments, unreliable information)

His birth date is somewhat flexible, though the median puts it in Dec 1889. The various contenders are:

- 1 Dec 1889 [1900 and 1920 US Census]

- 2 Dec 1889 [family interview / 2009]

- 14 Dec 1889 [Social Sec Death Index and difficult-to-read WWI draft registration index]

- about 1891 [1910 US Census]

Since the bulk seem to be Dec 1889 and the only one that isn't is wildly off, the current assumption will be Dec 1889.