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Cyrus Jerome Pirtle (George Washington, James Samuel, John Barnett, Jacob BerkelII, Michael Leonhardt, John Jacob, Hans Jacob BerkleI, Michael S. Jacob, Mathis, Hans, Birkle) was born 30 Jun 1885 in Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX, and died 3 May 1945 in Methodist Hospital Dallas, Dallas Co., TX. He married (1) Lillian Verell 18 ? 23 Jul 1909 in Kaufman Co., TX, daughter of Edware Verell and Cornelia. She was born Oct 1884 in MS, and died unknown. He married (2) Mattie Adell Perkins, Mar 1914 in Greenville, Hunt Co., Texas, daughter of Calvin Perkins and Anna Simmons. She was born 5 Dec 1894 in Franklin, Robertson Co., TX 1843 and died 6 Jun 1986 in Tyler, Smith Co., Texas.
Notes for Cyrus Jerome Pirtle:
Grandpa jerome broke his neck in 1934 in a race between a Model-A automobile and a Horse & Buggy. He was racing the Model-A car; and the wheel dropped off the shoulder of the road, flipping the car upside down on top of Granddad; breaking his neck, he lived as an invalid until his death in 1945.
My Dad, Raymond "Buddy" Pirtle had to use all his WWII Gas Ration: get home to Texas from Arizona when his Dad got close to death, he did have any left to get back to Arizona, so Dad took a job in Texas with an aircraft company until he came to GA in 1950 to work with Lockheed where he retired in 1970 and returned to Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX., during the building boom. When the recession hit he stayed until 1976 when he returned Tucker, GA and founded Pirtle Construction Company, which his son Charles Edward Pirtle operates today, since his Dad's death in 1987. (As told my Dad, Raymond "Buddy" Edward Pirtle and his brother, Olan Pirtle and Mother, Willie Mae Greer Pirtle to Wanda Pirtle Cronauer 1920 Texas Census Van Zandt Co.,: Listed as Jerome Cyrus Pirtle age 4, wife Adell age 25, and son Eldon age 2.
More about Cyrus Jerome Pirtle:
Burial: 05 May 1945, High Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX 1847. Occupation: farmer.
Notes for Lillian Verell:
Cope of Marriage Bond in my file. The Verell family lived in Van Zandt Co., TX near the Pirtle family. Lillie ran off and Jerome got the marriage annulled.
Marriage Notes for Cyrus Pirtle and Lillian Verell:
This was Cyrus Jeromes first marriage. He married Mattie Adell Pirtle 1914. Family legend is that Miss Verell ran off and never came back. Copy of Marriage Bond in my file.
Notes for Mattie Adell Perkins:
Social Security Death Index Record about Mattie Pirtle. Name: Mattie Pirtle; ssn: 453-38-8192. Last residence: 75103 Canton, Van Zandt, TX, United States of America; born: 5 Dec 1894; died: Jun 1986; State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (before 1951).
More about Mattie Adell Adell Perkins:
Burial: 08 Ju 1986, High Cemetery, Van Zandt Co., TX 1848; cause of death: stroke; occupation: North American Aviation/Keeping House; residence: 16 Feb 1944, 4734 Victor, Dallas, TX
Children of Cyrus Pirtle and Mattie Perkins are: i) Eldon Roland Pirtle, b. 03 Feb 1918, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX; d. 04 Oct 1984, Tyler, Smith Co., TX. ii) Raymond Edward Pirtle, b. 07 Mar 1921, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX; d. 13 Jan 1987, Loganville, Walton Co., GA. 888) Marion Theresa Pirtle, b. 1923, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX; d. 2005, Fountain Valley, CA. iv) Clinton Olan Pirtle, b. 27 Oct 1927, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX. v) Ruth Ellen Pirtle, b. 19 Feb 1931, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX.