Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
Genealogy of the Herndon, Lindell, Fairbanks, and Bonnell families.
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Elizabeth Marina Masten

Elizabeth Marina Masten[1]

Female 1915 - 1937  (22 years)
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  • Name Elizabeth Marina Masten  [2
    Born 5 Feb 1915  Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Residence Jan 1920  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 16 Jan 1920  Voting Precinct 24, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 15 Apr 1930  Precinct No. 1, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence Aug 1932  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Sep 1937  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause of Death “Infantile paralysis” (Polio)  [2, 3
    Died 20 Sep 1937  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 21 Sep 1937  Restlawn Memorial Park (Section D-3, Lot 4, Space 11), El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8
    Person ID I115  Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
    Last Modified 27 Dec 2013 

    Father Merlin Douglas Masten,   b. 21 Dec 1887, Boque Chitto, Lincoln County, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1962, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Lois Miranda Stiles,   b. 4 Mar 1885, Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1975, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Marriage License 26 Dec 1911  Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Married 27 Dec 1911  _______, Williamson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Divorced Aft 17 Aug 1927  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Notes 
    • 17 Aug 1927 is the date that the divorce petition was recorded in the El Paso Herald. Presumably Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten’s divorce from Merlin was granted sometime afterwards. [10]
    • The marriage license contained in source [Williamson-1911] does not list the actual location where Merlin Douglas Masten and Lois Miranda Stiles were married. It does, however, list Lois’ middle name as “Marina” rather than “Miranda”. This fact has significant implications since almost all contemporary genealogical sources and accounts of family members agree that her middle name was Miranda. The name Miranda, though, is not yet supported by any vital records. An additional primary source is required to substantiate the family’s belief. [9]
    Photos
    Masten Family
    Masten Family
    Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten and her children (L-R) Elizabeth, Frank, and Juanita -
    Photo courtesy of Lois Kay (Farnham) Denaut
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Paul Herndon,   b. 9 Oct 1909, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1992, West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1932  Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Separated Abt 1936  [1
    Notes 
    • A ‘Mrs. H. Mabry’ (Tennie (Calhoun-Herndon) Mabry) witnessed the marriage of Robert Paul Herndon to Elizabeth Marina Masten in New Mexico in 1932. [11]
    Children 
     1. William Cecil Herndon,   b. 12 Aug 1932, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 2011, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Robert Frank Herndon,   b. 19 Jul 1935, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2012, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Elizabeth Marina Masten
    Elizabeth Marina Masten
    Bill's paternal grandmother
    Masten Family
    Masten Family
    Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten and her children (L-R) Elizabeth, Frank, and Juanita -
    Photo courtesy of Lois Kay (Farnham) Denaut
    Elizabeth and Frank Masten
    Elizabeth and Frank Masten
    Elizabeth Marina Masten and her younger brother Frank c1937.

  • Notes 
    • [DonaAna-1932] has Elizabeth Masten claiming her birth date is 5 Feb 1914 which would have made her 18 at the time of the wedding. But, since it appears that the marriage was conducting without the permission of her mother, Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten, Elizabeth probably lied on the certificate. [11]
    • The cause of death, as listed on the Elizabeth Marina Masten’s death certificate, is “infantile paralysis,” a commen term for polio. [3]
    • On her grave marker Elizabeth Marina Masten is listed as, “Elizabeth Masten Herndon”. [8]

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] [Herndon-2017]  Herndon, William Robert, Lindell-Herndon Genealogy, Washington, District of Columbia: By the author, 2017.

    2. [S7] [Fairbanks-1997a]  Herndon, William Robert (interviewer), "Interview of Nancy Ruth (Fairbanks) Herndon".

    3. [S27] [TxDoH-1937b]  "Death Certificate of Elizabeth Masten Herndon," Texas Death Certificates, 1903 – 1982, Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1937, register 1151, item 45490.

    4. [S15] [Masten-1997]  Herndon, William Robert (interviewer), "Interview of Frank Douglas Masten and Jackie (Wilson) Masten".

    5. [S31] [US-1920-1a]  "Voting Precinct 24, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas," Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T625, roll 1799, E.D. 70, sheet 7A.

    6. [S327] [US-1930-1g]  "Precinct No. 1, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas," Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T626, roll 2328, E.D. 41, sheet 17B.

    7. [S26] [TxDoH-1932a]  "Birth Certificate of William Cecil Herndon," Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1932, register 1561, page 60516.

    8. [S432] [Restlawn-2011a]  "Elizabeth Marina (Masten) Herndon," Interment Records - Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, Texas: Restlawn Memorial Park, 2011, section D-3, lot 4, space 11.

    9. [S1279] [Williamson-1911]  "Marriage Documents of M. D. Masten and Lois Marina Stiles," Williamson County, Marriages, Georgetown, Texas: Williamson County Clerk’s Office, 2016, volume 1911, page 437.

    10. [S694] [ElPaso-1927a]  "Divorces Filed: Lois Stiles Masten vs. Merlin Douglas Masten," El Paso Herald, page 8.

    11. [S399] [DonaAna-1932]  "Marriage License of Robert Paul Herndon and Elizabeth Marina Masten," Doña Ana County, Marriages, Las Cruces, New Mexico: Office of Doña Ana County Clerk, 2011, volume 12, page 297.