William N. Bynum

Husband of Gertrude Haley

July 1, 2008

Gertrude Haley was my husband's aunt, sister of Millie and of Charles Haley.

Today we have finally learned a few things about Gertrude and her husband. Until now we had very little info about her and have wondered about her life. All we knew was she married a Mr. Bynum. We have wondered where she lived and if she had any children. We'd love to make contact with her children or grandchildren. We are in contact with Charles Haley's family and we could have a reunion! Charles' family and Millie's family live in Northern California.  

My daughter started the search for Gertrude as I have not been able to find her in the past and she has been successful in getting info from blogs, Rootsweb and GenForum message boards. She has spent an in creditable amount of time pursuing this the last couple of weeks. This is the material sent to her and passed to me.

William N. Bynum was born  Mar 1, 1880 in Cookeville, Titus Co. TX d. Feb 2, 1954 in Little Rock, Arkansas, m. 1st Elizabeth Melvina Moon abt 1898. She b. Mar 1, 1880 Cookeville, Titus Co. Texas and d. Feb 2, 1954 Little Rock, Arkansas. I assume they divorced.  He  m. 2nd Gertrude Haley abt 1911 in AR. Gertrude was born Dec 1894 AR.


1. Minnie E. Bynum b. abt 1900 TX

2. Ethel M. Bynum b. abt 1901 TX

3. Morris Sheppard 'Bill' Bynum Nov 22, 1902 Texas d. Jan 12, 1935 in Olive View Sanitarium, Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA, buried Roosevelt Cemetery, Gardena, CA. He married Della Ruth Kelso Feb 25, 1927. She died Aug 2, 1998 in Des Moines, King Co. WA

4. Ralph W. b. abt 1908 AR

5. William M. Bynum, Jr. b. abt 1913 AR (child by Gertrude)

6. Kenneth W. Bynum b. abt 1916 AR (child by Gertrude)


From the 1910 Pontotoc Ada Ward 4 Oklahoma Census:
W N Bynum 29 born Arkansas Parents born Alabama Occupation; Ticket Agent for RR
Elisa 31 born Texas Parents born Texas
Minnie E 10 born Texas
Ethel M 9 born Texas
Morris S 7 born Texas
Ralph W 2 born Arkansas


From the 1920 Muscogee Oklahoma Muscogee Ward 3 census:
William N Bynum 38 born Arkansas Father U S Mother Texas
Gertrude 29 born Arkansas Father U S Mother Texas
Morris S 17 born Texas
Ralph W 12 born Arkansas
William M Jr. 7 born Arkansas
Kenneth W 4 born Arkansas


From the 1930 Census Conway Morrilton Arkansas census:
William N Bynum 47 born Arkansas Father Alabama Mother Texas
Gertrude 36 born Arkansas Father U S Mother Arkansas
William Jr 17 born Arkansas
Kenneth W 14 born Arkansas

Thanks to Leslie for providing the census for 1910-1930


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