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Lois Miranda Stiles

Lois Miranda Stiles[1]

Female 1885 - 1975  (90 years)
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  • Name Lois Miranda Stiles 
    Born 4 Mar 1885  Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    US SSN 463-70-9364  [3
    Occupation School Teacher/Homesteader  [2
    Census 2 Jun 1900  Precinct 6, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 5 May 1910  Precinct #6, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Residence Jan 1920  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 16 Jan 1920  Voting Precinct 24, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 15 Apr 1930  Precinct No. 1, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Apr 1940  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 13 Apr 1940  Divisions 183 - 190, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence May 1975  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause of Death Arteriosclerosis  [3
    Died 19 May 1975  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 22 May 1975  Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9, 10
    • Section D-3, Lot 4, Space 12
    Person ID I118  Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2018 

    Father Francis Newton Stiles,   b. Dec 1837, Lincoln, Lincoln County, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1911, Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Marina Floyd Thomas,   b. 29 Oct 1857, Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1898, Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1875  Sabine, Milam County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [11, 12
    Photos
    Marina Floyd Thomas and Francis Newton Stiles
    Marina Floyd Thomas and Francis Newton Stiles
    Bill's 2G-grandmother and 2G-grandfather (paternal)
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Merlin Douglas Masten,   b. 21 Dec 1887, Boque Chitto, Lincoln County, Mississippi, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1962, Bellingham, Whatcom County, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage License 26 Dec 1911  Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Married 27 Dec 1911  _______, Williamson County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Divorced Aft 17 Aug 1927  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    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. [14]
    • 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. [13]
    Children 
     1. Lois Masten,   b. Abt 1912, (unknown) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1912, (unknown) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Juanita Frances Masten,   b. 4 Jan 1913, Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1994, San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     3. Elizabeth Marina Masten,   b. 5 Feb 1915, Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1937, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     4. Frank Douglas Masten,   b. 28 Apr 1921, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 2002, Sun City, Maricopa County, Arizona, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    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
    Last Modified 2 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Mar 1885 - Thrall, Williamson County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 26 Dec 1911 - Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Dec 1911 - _______, Williamson County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1920 - El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Jan 1920 - Voting Precinct 24, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Aft 17 Aug 1927 - El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 15 Apr 1930 - Precinct No. 1, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1940 - El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 13 Apr 1940 - Divisions 183 - 190, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1975 - El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 1975 - El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 22 May 1975 - Restlawn Memorial Park, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • 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
    Lois Miranda Stiles
    Lois Miranda Stiles
    Bill's great-grandmother (paternal)
    Lois Miranda Stiles
    Lois Miranda Stiles
    Bill's great-grandmother (paternal) circa 1903
    Lois Miranda Stiles
    Lois Miranda Stiles
    Lois Miranda Stiles homesteading in Wyoming in 1908.
    Stiles Girls
    Stiles Girls
    (L-R) Lois Miranda Stiles, Villa Ernest Stiles, and Regina Elizabeth Stiles circa 1892. Bill's great-grandmother and 2G-aunts (paternal).

  • Notes 
    • Lois Miranda Stiles adopted her grandsons, William Cecil Herndon and Robert Frank Herndon, in 1941, about four years after the death of her daughter Elizabeth Marina in 1937. She officially changed Robert’s name to “Donald Stiles Herndon” but did not change William’s name.
    • In the 1930 US Federal Census, Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten, listed herself as “widowed,” despite the fact that her husband, Merlin Douglas Masten, was still alive and living in St. Louis, Missouri. In 1940, Lois lists herself as “divorced”. [7, 8]
    • On her grave marker, Lois Miranda Stiles is listed as, “Lois Stiles Masten”. [10]
    • In the 1930 US Federal Census, Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten is listed as “Lois T. Mastin”. [7]

  • Reference  Herndon, William Robert. "Lois Miranda Stiles", Lindell-Herndon Genealogy. [Online]. Available: https://lindell-herndon.org/getperson.php?personID=I118&tree=LindellHerndon. [Accessed: 06-Apr-2020].

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] [Herndon-2019] Herndon, William Robert, Lindell-Herndon Genealogy, Washington, District of Columbia: By the author, 2019.

    2. [S8] [Ferguson-1997] Herndon, William Robert (Interviewer), "Interview of Nell Pauline (Ferguson) Herndon".

    3. [S1278] [TxDoSHS-1975a] "Lois Stiles Masten - Certificate of Death," Texas Death Certificates, 1903 – 1982, Austin, Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services, certificate 42263.

    4. [S442] [US-1900-1f] "Precinct 6, Williamson County, Texas," Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900,
      Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T623, roll 1679, E.D. 133, sheet 234A.

    5. [S340] [US-1910-1d] "Justice Precinct 6, Williamson County, Texas," Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910,
      Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T624, roll 1598, E.D. 129, sheet 14B.

    6. [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.

    7. [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.

    8. [S473] [US-1940-1b] "Divisions 183 - 190, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas," Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940,
      Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T627, roll 4182, E.D. 256-68, sheet 12B.

    9. [S28] [El Paso-1975a] "Obituary of Lois Masten," El Paso Times.

    10. [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.

    11. [S67] [DAR-GRS-1998] "Texas Marriages," Genealogical Research System (GRS), Washington, District of Columbia: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1998.

    12. [S176] [LDS-AF-1999d] Allen, Opal T. (submitter), "Descendants of Richard Stiles Sr. and Frances Coussens (partial)," Ancestral File (familysearch.org), Salt Lake City, Utah: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1999.

    13. [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.

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