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308. Bertha A SPRINGER (Thomas , John , Dennis ) was born on 7 Jun 1894 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas. She died on 12 Dec 1978 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

Bertha married Robert Mason OWENS Sr on 11 Nov 1911 in Faulkner County, Arkansas. Robert was born in 1891. He died on 3 May 1960 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas and was buried on 5 May 1960 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

+ 688 F i Vera Frances OWENS
+ 689 F ii Edna OWENS
+ 690 M iii Hubert OWENS
+ 691 F iv Floy OWENS
+ 692 F v Mildred G OWENS
  693 F vi Velma OWENS
        Velma married W B RED. W B RED died on 24 Feb 2002 in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
  694 M vii Robert OWENS Jr was born on 30 Jul 1928. He died on 12 Jun 1951.
  695 F viii Iva Ruth OWENS was born on 16 May 1931. She died on 20 Sep 1982.
        Iva married (1) Otis BROTHERS.
        Iva also married (2) James THOMASON.

309. Ira Shelton SPRINGER (Thomas , John , Dennis ) was born on 17 Jan 1898 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas. He died on 11 Jan 1967 in Brawley, Imperial County, California.

Ira Shelton Springer owned and operated a service station in Levy, AR (now North Little Rock). Most of the operating was done by his two oldest sons while he pursued his favorite hobbies - hunting, fishing and womanizing. In 1939 he deserted his wife and five of his children, leaving no trace of his whereabouts but leaving traces of many debts which his wife, Ethel, had to cover by doing work in the Marion Hotel in Little Rock. She worked as housekeeper for $30 a month. Ira's own brother, Jimmy, threatened to attach the house that the family had lived in to satisfy a debt of $300 that Ira had borrowed. Most people believe that the money was used to finance his "flight from family and responsibilities". Nothing was heard from him until one of his nieces happened to see him in Brawley, CA. In 1945, shortly after that he started writing letters to his children asking for forgiveness and at the same time letting them know that he had remarried and had acquired a wonderful family. Naturally there were mixed reactions from his children but forgiveness was not one of them. It is interesting to note that when he died in 1967 in Brawley, CA, all six of his children attended his funeral even though the feeling of respect had long since vanished.

Ira married Ethel Mae HOGAN. Ethel was born on 25 Jan 1901 in Wooster, Faulkner County, Arkansas. She died on 12 Feb 1985 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas and was buried on 14 Feb 1985 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.

They had the following children:

+ 696 F i Mary Florence SPRINGER
  697 F ii Charleen Dorothy Dell SPRINGER was born on 4 Oct 1919 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas. She died on 21 Nov 2004.
        Charleen married (1) Grady Albert HUFF.
        Charleen also married (2) Jacob Floyd SANSOM on 11 Jul 1940 in Hot Springs, Garland County, Arkansas. Jacob was born on 8 Jun 1901 in Conway, Faulkner County, Arkansas. He died on 27 Sep 1963 in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas and was buried on 30 Sep 1963 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas.
  698 F iii Velma Lee SPRINGER was born on 7 Apr 1921 in North Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas. She died on 20 Sep 1921 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas and was buried in Sep 1921 in Cato, Faulkner County, Arkansas.
+ 699 M iv Wilbur Shelton SPRINGER
+ 700 M v James Wesley SPRINGER
+ 701 M vi Marshall Ray SPRINGER
+ 702 M vii Bobby Joe SPRINGER

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