Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Barber's Sin

In the present tumultous politcal and social atmosphere, the treatment of women in the workplace and in general is being held under a microscope and centuries of sexual oppression and pressure are being peeled away like the fragile peels of an onion.

The story of Samuel Tucker, however, shows how far we have come.


 - Eloped With Siter-in-Law. Siter-in-Law....

The Anglo-Saxon
(Rockingham, North Carolina)
23 Jan 1902, Thu  • Page 1


In 2018, this story would have been a sensational story of kidnapping, rape and child abuse. In 1901, they called it "elope", even though he was already married. From what the article tells us, Samuel Tucker was from Forsyth County, the Winston-Salem area. He went and pulled his teen-aged sister-in-law out of school and took off with her. He left behind a wife and child. They stayed undetected for 2 months.

Who was this cad, Samuel Tucker, this kidnapper, this child rapist? The article stated he "ruined" her, which in the polite terminology of the day, meant that he had slept with her. The phrase implies that once a woman had sex, she was damaged goods, ie "ruined". How we have changed.

Sometimes truth can be stranger than fiction. I wondered how it all turned out for the Tucker family. It's more than a little surprising.


Samuel Edgar Tucker
Sam Tucker made the Surry County Family History Book, shown above with his son

Samuel Edgar Tucker was born on April 18, 1882 to John Hampton and Mary Ann Blakely Tucker in Surry County, North Carolina. Information on his parents, siblings and his own marriages and children is shown in the above stories in the Surry County Family History Book. Every county in North Carolina has one of these. Some have more than one, as more families wanted their information published after the original books came out.

Of course, these books are completely white-washed. Any inconvenient details, or persons, are completely ommitted. There was a bit more to his story than that.

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Siloam is a township that lies along the Yadkin River on the southern border of Surry. Surry County borders Virginia and was a hotbed of activity in both the Revolutionary and Civil War. Siloam is a beautiful area of rolling hills, sparse population and farmland. It was named for a very old Methodist church that sits within its border. A very peaceful place.


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Pilot Mountain in Surry County


I've came across many an unusual and humourous name while doing research. Not everyone was a John or Mary.  I'm sure many researchers and family historians have gotten a kick out of the names of the old Anson County families of River Jordan and his son, Over Jordan. No one can say our ancestors didn't have a sense of humor. These Ansonians (nee Virginians) certainly did. But finding the name of Sam's grandmother on his parents marriage license about made me fall out of my chair.
Name:J W Sucker
Gender:Male
Marriage Date:9 Dec 1869
Marriage Place:Yadkin, North Carolina, USA
Father:John Sucker
Mother:Classy Sucker
Spouse:Mary A Blakley
Spouse Gender:Female
Spouse Father:Temple Blakley
Spouse Mother:Jane Blakley
Event Type:Marriage


Of course, this does nothing to further the story. I just thought I'd put in out there because it was funny. Yes, part of it has to do with transcription errors, but Classy Sucker beats many of the odd monikers I've came across.


Sam Tucker was the youngest of 5 children. Being born in 1882, he did not show up on a census until 1900, so to make up for lost time, he was counted twice.

On December 17, 1899, at the tender age of 17, Sam had made his way down to Forysth County, North Carolina, where he married Bertha Samanthaline Yates, also 17.

Name:Samuel Tucker
[Sameul Tucker] 
Age:18
Birth Date:May 1872
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1900:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Sheet Number:2
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:70
Family Number:20
Race:White
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Son in Law
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Berthy Tucker
Marriage Year:1899
Years Married:1
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Farm Laborer
Months not employed:0
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Emory C Yates40
Mary J Yates40
Gertie C Yates14
John Yates12
Samuel Tucker18
Berthy Tucker17

In the first census, taken on June 2, 1900, the teenagers are living with her parents, Emory and Mary Jane Yates, and Sam is working as farm labor.

Name:Samuel E Tucker
Age:17
Birth Date:Apr 1883
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1900:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
House Number:152
Sheet Number:8
Number of Dwelling in Order of Visitation:132
Family Number:152
Race:White
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Bertha Tucker
Marriage Year:1900
Years Married:0
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Occupation:Farm Laborer
Months not employed:3
Can Read:Yes
Can Write:Yes
Can Speak English:Yes
Farm or House:H
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Samuel E Tucker17
Bertha Tucker18

Just over two weeks later, on June 17, 1900, the young couple has moved, and Sam is still working as farm labor. Just now, they are on their own and not living with her parents. They are still in Vienna, but the neighbors are different. They are not near her parents. He appears to be working for a Hauser family.

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Vienna is a small community to the east of Winston-Salem. The town itself has now been annexed by the town of Lewisville. It is an area of German and Moravian settlement. Vienna township includes Pffaftown and Tobaccoville.



Bertha Yates
Bertha Samanthaline Yates as a young woman.


Bertha Samanthaline Yates was born April 17, 1882. She was the daughter of Emory Columbus "Lum" Yates and Martha Jane Eddinger Yates. She was the oldest of 3 children.

Columbus and his wife Mary Jane are buried at Shiloh Lutheran Church near Lewisville, which tells a great deal about the family's origins. The Yates had been settled in Vienna for several generations. Lum's grandfather, James Yates, born in 1803, shows up there by the 1830 census. The 1830 census shows Stokes County, but Forsyth was a part of Stokes County until 1849.


Shiloh Evangelical Lutheran Church historical marker


The history of the church predates the arrival of Yates family by a half a century. Moravians, who arrived in the area in the 1750's and founded the communities of Salem, Bethania and Bethbara, just a few miles east of Vienna and Lewisville, recorded the existence of a German Community and church in the Lewisville area already established. They referred to it as Muddy Creek.

James and his father John were born in Virginia. They were not part of the original German Settlement, but they married into it and became a part of it. Part of the family also settled in Wake County. An old mill, called Yates Mill, still exists in Wake County. It passed through several hands before it landed in the Yates family.

Yates Mill about the turn of the century


Nineteen months after their wedding, the teenaged couple became parents. Samuel Lester Tucker was born on July 30, 1901. Sam Tucker was seemingly not found in a state of married bliss. His eyes were wandering. And they were wandering in the direction of his wife's baby sister, Gertie. Gertrude Corilla Yates was born October 30, 1886. She turned 16 on October 30, 1901. Shortly after she turned 16, she went to school one day and this happened:

 - Elopes With .His Sister-in-Law. Sister-in-Law....

The Union Republican
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
19 Dec 1901, Thu  • Page 6

Sam Tucker was a bad boy. He was not too tall and stockily built.  He had been abusive toward his wife, but apparently still appealing to her sister. Taking their tender ages into account, he was only 19 when this happened,  and only 17 when he was married, and  Gertie was only 16; paints a picture of lovelorn and tempestuous adolescents for whom the common sense circuit had not yet kicked in. Like adolescents of all times enduring, they were acting on emotion alone. With "No horse or conveyance" they left on foot and nearly flat broke. Probably without a definate plan, no drive but lust and willful youth.


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The blissful time together of Sam and Gertie lasted a full two months, and then it came abruptly to and end. Perhaps they ran out money, or perhaps young Gertie was homesick and wanted to be back with her parents, or perhaps they just came to the realization that they needed the older generation to survive.

They arrived back in Vienna to the Yates homestead, a broken-hearted father and a jilted wife. When Sam found out there was a warrant for his arrest, it is said he took off to Surry County, but within a week, came creeping back to Vienna. There the sheriff nabbed him and threw him in the pokey.


 - i j KIDNAPPER IN) JAIL Forsyth County...

The Morning Post
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
16 Jan 1902, Thu  • Page 1

The above article, in January 1902, revealed another detail and confession. Not only did Sam 'ruin the girl's character' and her reputation, he admitted he was responsible 'for her prestent delicate condition'. "Gertie was pregnant.

Gertie Yates Dull
Gertrude Yates


The coverage of the story continues.

 - Poor Tucker in Jail. Sam Tucker, was arrested...
Winston-Salem Journal
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
16 Jan 1902, Thu  • Page 1

"Poor Tucker"! Are you kidding me? This kid deserved no sympathy for what he did. I believe it was titled in sarcasm. The article does reveal a bit of what happened while they were gone. Sam obviously had some help, or at least more money than previously thought, stashed away. He may have been planning the kidnapping for months. They went to Virginia and "other places", traveling around and seeing the world. Sam had that traveling jones in his bones. He stayed in jail until his day in court arrived.


 - Gets t Light Sentence. Sam Tucker, the Forsyth...

The Dispatch
(Lexington, North Carolina)
19 Feb 1902, Wed  • Page 1

This article shows that Sam was not just charged with kidnapping, but with fornication, or sex outside of marriage. It also indicates that not only he, but Gertie, was charged. Sam got 15 months on the road and the charges against Gertie were suspended. As she was referred to as "unfortunate", the judge apparently thought the pregnancy was punishment enough. She recieved a life sentence of motherhood.

 - Sam Tucker Gets Fifteen Months on the Public...

The Morning Post
(Raleigh, North Carolina)
15 Feb 1902, Sat  • Page 1


'On the roads' referred to hard labor, the chain gang.

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Malone Emory Yates, named for his grandfather, was born on July 31, 1902. I'll get more into him along the way, but at this juncture want to insert that Malone grew up, got married, and had children. He has living descendants. The two documents alot of descendants use to go back one more generation, for those ancestors who lived in modern times of marriage licenses and death certificates are those two mentioned documents. According to family trees, Malone is a complete brick wall. His death certificate lists his parents as unknown. The informant was one of his children, which indicates they had no idea who their grandparents were. He was one of those parents that we see people talk about on "Finding Your Roots" or "Who Do You Think You Are?", two television shows that focus  on the current genealogy trend, that never talked about their past. I never suffered that indignity. I was born into two family history carrying families.

Malone's other document lists his mother as Gertie, correct, and his father as Columbus Yates. I can hear the collective gasps of Yates family descendants that have came upon this document for the first time. Having done this type of thing for a long time, I've seen this many times before when it comes to children who were born outside the bounds of matrimony. When they become adults and went to obtain that marriage license, many were too embarrassed to list no father, or even to list a father with a different surname. Malone was not the only person to list their maternal grandfather as their father. This was not an indication of incest. It merely meant that this was the man who acted as a father for this child, a father figure, the man who raised him. Columbus Yates was a good man, from all indications.

Most family trees list no father for Malone at all. Some have his stepfather lisited. Some have the right father, Samuel Edgar Tucker listed, but have the wrong mother. They have Bertha as his mother.  One diligent descendant did their homework and figured it out, with Sam as his father and Gertie as his mother. I think it is really cool that the tools are now available to help us figure out who we really descend from, in some cases, when parents and grandparents carried around these secrets.

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After he was arrested, Samuel Tucker was penitent, promising that after he "got out of the scrape", that he was going to be a man, or take care of his family, and move his family out of that place, where his luck was not so good. But did he?

Sometime in jail, or after it. Sam learned a trade. He became a Barber. In 1910, a good 9 years after his arrest and dare say, 7 years after he did his time, he was working as a Barber. And true to his word, he got out of Vienna. He caught that Chattanooga ChooChoo and ended up in Chatanooga, TN. He truly was looking to leave his past behind. City Directories also show that he also worked as a Barber in Knoxville, Tennessee, just not during a census.


Name:S E Tucker
Age in 1910:28
Birth Year:abt 1882
Birthplace:Alabama
Home in 1910:Chattanooga Ward 2, Hamilton, Tennessee
Street:Chestnut Street
Race:White
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Lodger
Marital Status:Single
Native Tongue:English
Occupation:Barber
Industry:Shop
Employer, Employee or Other:Wage Earner
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Out of Work:N
Number of weeks out of work:0
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Mina Parker30
Julia Mcconnell62
John Mcconnell27
S E Tucker28


But he was alone. He did not take his family with him. Sam was staying in a boarding house with a few other boarders, a mother and son. He was divorced, but gave his marital status as single. He was from North Carolina, but chose Alabama as his new birthplace. The only thing he told the truth about was his name and age. But this was our Sam. The lady who ran the boarding house, Mina Parker, is a very important clue. She was a divorcee with two children, now running a boarding house.

But where was Bertha and their little son?

Bertha and Gertie were both still in Vienna. They had just lost their father, Lum, in 1909. The girls lived with their widowed mother. Both of Sam's young sons also lived there.

Name:Mary J Yates
Age in 1910:52
Birth Year:abt 1858
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1910:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Widowed
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Native Tongue:English
Occupation:Farmer
Industry:General Farm
Employer, Employee or Other:Employer
Home Owned or Rented:Own
Home Free or Mortgaged:Free
Farm or House:Farm
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:No
Number of Children Born:3
Number of Children Living:3
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Mary J Yates52
Bertha Tacker27
Lester Tucker9
Gertie Yates24
Malone Yates7

Emory Columbus Yates died on September 22, 1909 and was buried at that old Muddy Creek Church renamed Shiloh. He was 54 years old. It is said he died of a broken heart.


 - Mr. Columbus Yates, a respected fanner, about...

The Western Sentinel
(Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
16 Nov 1909, Tue  • Page 5
Emory Columbus Yates
Emory Columbus Yates






For the time being, Samuel Tucker had settled in Chattanooga,Tenneseee. The 1920 census found him and his new bride, Margeurite, livng in a hotel ran by a Mrs. Swaim.
Name:Samel E Tucker
[Somer E Tucker] 
Age:38
Birth Year:abt 1882
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1920:Civil District 4, Scott, Tennessee
Residence Date:1920
Race:White
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Boarder
Marital Status:Married
Father's Birthplace:United States
Mother's Birthplace:United States
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Barber
Attended School:No
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Martha Swain57
Ethel Swain19
Susie Swain18
Deva Cooper9
Samel E Tucker38
Margarett Tucker26



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Margareurite "Dolly" Parker, was the daughter of Jefferson Davis Parker and Inga Hixon. She was a relative of the lady who ran the boarding house that Samuel had previously lived in. She was born and raised in Chattanooge. She and Samuel would have two sons together, but not for awhile. The couple also did not stay in Tennessee. Sam did not like to have inlaws nearby. 

Samuel Edgar Tucker, Jr. was born on July 22, 1922
Charles Edward Tucker was born on April 20, 1926

Both boys were born in Cincinnatti, Ohio

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Above is a historic view of Cincinatti. While Sam and his new family were now city folks, train-hopping from one urban area to another, what about the fate of Bertha and Gertie, the sister who were mothers of his two oldest sons?


Name:Bertha S Tucker
[Bertha G Fucher] 
[Bertha S Yates] 
Age:37
Birth Year:abt 1883
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1920:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Street:Lewisville Brooxtown Road
Residence Date:1920
Race:White
Gender:Female
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Marital Status:Married
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's name:Mary J Yates
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Mary J Yates61
Bertha S Tucker37
Lester S Tucker19
Emory M Yates14

Bertha is still holding on to the name Tucker and claiming to be married. She is still living with her mother, her teenaged son and nephew. It is this census that probably led many descendants to believe she was Malone Emory Yates' mother. Since I never located a marriage certificate in Tennesee for Sam and Dolly, I wonder if they really got married at all.

And Gertie? Fate held another path for her.

Back in 1909, the year their father died, another important event had happened in the Yates family. If you remember, there were three children, two daughters, Bertha and Gertie, and a son. The son's name was Emory Roland Yates, even though he was listed as "John" in 1900. In 1909, Roland married Carrie Elizabeth Dull.

 - Yates Dull. Mr. Roland Yates, of LewlsvUle, son...

Back at the old Shiloh Lutheran Church cemetery and the older cemetery near it of Muddy Creek Meeting House, several family names dominate the tombstones. Dull is one of those names. No doubt Roland and Carrie met in church. The Dull family was one of the original German families to first settle in Vienna.

Jacob Elisha Dull was the brother of Carrie Dull Yates. In 1892, Jacob had married Sarah E. "Sallie" Hege, a girl of Moravian heritage. The couple had 8 children together: Henry, Artie, Ida, Flossie, Minnie, Flora, Nina and Emma. In 1909, the year Lum Yates died and Roland Yates married Carrie Dull, Sallie Hege Dull also had passed away.

Elisha and Gertie Dull
                       Gertie and Jacob E. Dull


In 1919, Jacob E. Dull married Gerite Yates. He was 48, she was 33.

The below map, of which were made of most of the North Carolina counties in the early years of the 20th century, showed the homeplaces of many of the counties citizens. In the top right corner, within the green block of Vienna township, it is shown exactly where J E Dull lived. At the very top center of the green block, shows the location of the Yates house.

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A look at the 1920 census was very interesting and very telling.

Name:Elisha J Dull
Age:48
Birth Year:abt 1872
Birthplace:North Carolina
Home in 1920:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Street:Lewisville Brooxtown Road
House Number:Farm
Residence Date:1920
Race:White
Gender:Male
Relation to Head of House:Head
Marital Status:Married
Spouse's Name:Gertrude Dull
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Farmer
Industry:General Farm
Employment Field:Own Account
Home Owned or Rented:Own
Home Free or Mortgaged:Free
Able to Read:Yes
Able to Write:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Elisha J Dull48
Gertrude Dull35
Henry J Dull25
Artie E Dull22
Flossie J Dull20
Minnie V Dull18
Flora E Dull15
Nina E Dull13

Elisha and Gertie were married and living with them were the youngest 6 of his 8 children. Elisha was a farmer with his son Henry helping. Oldest daugther Artie was a 'table waitress' at the YWCA. They were living on the Lewisville-Brookstown Road. Neighbors, just straight down the line, were;

John Blackburn, Sanford Dull (Jacob Elisha's father), John H. Dull (his brother), James Darse, Mary Moser, (both probably renters on the Dull property, different houses but only two to a house and farm labor, then the home of J. Elisha and Gertrude, followed by Emory R. Yates (Gertrudes brother and his wife, Elisha's sister), followed by Mary J. Yates with Bertha and the two teen-aged boys. Then Albert Wagoner. The Dulls and the Yates not only went to the same church, they were 'next-door-neighbors'. How convenient. Gertie did not just abandon her son, Emory Malone, he was just living the next house over with Grandma. Probably helping Mary Jane and Bertha on their farm, along with his cousin, Raymond Tucker.

Gertrude would give Elisha 3 more children, bringing his total of little Dull's to 11.

1920 - Mary Helen Dull
1921- Dovie Odessa Dull
1924- Mayo Calvin Dull

As a side note, Mary Helen Dull would marry Luther Blaine Dull about 1941. They would have 4 children. Luther Dull's father, Charlie Monroe Dull was a brother to Jacob Elisha Dull and Carrie Dull Yaties, the spouses of Gertie and Roland Yates, respectively. It's a wonder that this family didn't start having some members turn out blue like the Kentucky Fugate family.

Link to article on the Blue Fugate Family of Kentucky


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Dovie married a Beroth, while not a Dull, the Beroths date back to Johannes Beroth, one of the 11 original settlers to the Wachovia Tract in 1753, which was the Moravian purchase.

The Dulls date back to Germans Hans Peter Dull (b 1644)  and his wife Gertrude, who had one son Christoffel. All of the Forsyth County, NC Dulls trace their roots back to Christoffel.

Mayo Calvin Dull married a Miss Betty Redding. The Reddings were not not part of this group of settlers.

Name:Gertie Dull
Birth Year:abt 1886
Gender:Female
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Wife
Homemaker?:Yes
Home in 1930:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina, USA
Map of Home:View Map
Street address:Lewisville Road
Dwelling Number:308
Family Number:310
Age at First Marriage:33
Attended School:No
Able to Read and Write:Yes
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Household Members:
NameAge
Elisha Dull58
Gertie Dull44
Helen Dull10
Dovie O Dull8
Calvin M Dull5
Malon Yates27

Moving up to 1930, Elisha and Gertie are still living on the Lewisville Road with their 3 children. All of Elisha's older children have flown the nest. Emory Malone Yates is living with them now, and Elisha lists him as a stepson. Neighbors include his brothers John H. Dull and Charles Monroe Dull, but no Yates are in sight. Neither Roland or Bertha appear to be neighbors anymore.


Name:Bertha Tucker
[Bertha Yates] 
Birth Year:abt 1883
Gender:Female
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Daughter
Home in 1930:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina, USA
Map of Home:View Map
Street address:Lewisville Road
Dwelling Number:268
Family Number:270
Attended School:No
Able to Read and Write:Yes
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Household Members:
NameAge
Mary J Yates71
Bertha Tucker47

Oddly, Mary Janes Yates and Bertha Tucker are still living together on the Lewisville Road. One house up from them is brother/son Roland Yates and one house below them is Lester Tucker, Sam and Bertha's son. It appears that they probably did not move. More likely, it was just the way the census taker was walking and the order he put the families in. Mary Jane's house was valued at $1500, which was a pretty valuable house in that time and place. Lester's was only valued at $5, which means he likely had built a small, temporary structure on his Grandma's property.

This is the third census since Sam and Bertha had split. In the first one, she was probably still steaming, and listed her marital status as Single. In the second one, perhaps because of the boys in the house, she told the census taker she was married. In this one, she claims to be widowed. Sam might have been dead to her, but he wasn't dead.

Name:Lester Tucker
Birth Year:abt 1901
Gender:Male
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1930:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina, USA
Map of Home:View Map
Street address:Lewisville Road
Dwelling Number:269
Family Number:271
Home Owned or Rented:Rented
Home Value:5
Radio Set:No
Lives on Farm:No
Age at First Marriage:20
Attended School:No
Able to Read and Write:Yes
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Laborer
Industry:Tobacco factory
Class of Worker:Wage or salary worker
Employment:Yes
Household Members:
NameAge
Lester Tucker29
Nellie Tucker32
Avis B Tucker6
Jacob W Franklin4



Samuel Lester Tucker married Nellie Hutchens on April 4, 1921.He was 19 and she was 23. Lester married young, like his Dad, but unlike Sam, Lester stayed. He and Nellie had one daughter, Avis. The little 4 year old boy living with them was the son of Nellie's older sister Florence, who died in 1928.

But what was Sam up to 10 years later? Was he still in Ohio. Was he still with Dolly?


Name:Samuel Tucker
Birth Year:abt 1884
Gender:Male
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1930:Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, USA
Map of Home:View Map
Street address:Cedar Ave
Ward of City:11
Block:14
House Number:2809
Dwelling Number:37
Family Number:17
Home Owned or Rented:Rented
Home Value:32
Radio Set:No
Lives on Farm:No
Age at First Marriage:26
Attended School:No
Able to Read and Write:Yes
Father's Birthplace:North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:North Carolina
Able to Speak English:Yes
Occupation:Barber
Industry:Barber Shop
Class of Worker:Wage or salary worker
Employment:Yes
Household Members:
NameAge
Samuel Tucker46
Margurete Tucker35
Samuel Tucker6
Charles E Tucker3
The answers to those questions were, Yes, he was still in Ohio, but he wasn't in Cincinatti. He was now in Cleveland. He was still with Dolly and their two little boys. Oddly, his granddaughter Avis was the same age as her Uncle Sam Jr. and older than her Uncle Charles. I wonder if they knew each other. I believe they did, due to the article in the History book.

And he was still a Barber, in a Barber shop.

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Cleveland in the 1930's

Samuel E Tucker would also be found in Cleveland in the 1940, still a Barber, living on East 25th Street. He's still with Dolly and has two teenaged sons. The wild wanderer, Sam Tucker, now in his 50's, has grown up.

Name:Samuel E Tucker
Respondent:Yes
Age:59
Estimated birth year:abt 1881
Gender:Male
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1940:Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Map of Home in 1940:View Map
Street:East 25th Street
Farm:No
Inferred Residence in 1935:Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio
Residence in 1935:Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935:No
Sheet Number:1A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:10
Occupation:Barber
House Owned or Rented:Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:22
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:High School, 2nd year
Duration of Unemployment:221
Weeks Worked in 1939:0
Income:0
Income Other Sources:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Samuel E Tucker59
Dolly Tucker51
Samuel E Tucker16
Charles Tucker13

Samuel Edgar Tucker died  September 30, 1940, shortley after this census was taken. He was 59.

Name:Bertha Tucker
Age:57
Estimated birth year:abt 1883
Gender:Female
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Widowed
Relation to Head of House:Mother
Home in 1940:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940:View Map
Inferred Residence in 1935:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Residence in 1935:Same House
Sheet Number:17A
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:Elementary school, 4th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939:0
Income:0
Income Other Sources:No
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Lester Tucker38
Nellie Tucker43
Avis Tucker16
Bertha Tucker57

Back in North Carolina, the 1940 census finds Bertha living with her son Lester, and they appear to be in the very same place they have always been, the Yates homeplace. Lester is working as a builder for the WPA. His neighbors are his Uncle Roland Yates and cousin Howard Yates, son of Roland.

Lester's only daughter, Avis, marries a Mcknight in 1946.

Bertha Samanthaline Yates Tucker died March 19, 1955. She was 72. Her Death Certificate states that she was divorced. She never left Vienna.

Samuel Lester Tucker died in 1962. Below is his obituary.

Samuel Tucker Obituary


1940 finds Elisha and Gertie still living on the family farm in Vienna with their 3 children.

Name:Elisha Dull
Respondent:Yes
Age:68
Estimated birth year:abt 1872
Gender:Male
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1940:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940:View Map
Farm:Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Residence in 1935:Same House
Sheet Number:17B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:308
Occupation:Farmer
House Owned or Rented:Owned
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:1000
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:Elementary school, 2nd grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:50
Class of Worker:Working on own account
Weeks Worked in 1939:50
Income:0
Income Other Sources:Yes
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Elisha Dull68
Gertie Dull54
Helen Dull20
Dovey Dull18
Mayo Dull15


Gerties oldest son, Malon Emory Yates has moved on. On June 8, 1935, at the age of  32, he married, but who else? A Dull. Martha E. Dull was the daughter of Charles Monroe Dull and a sister to Luther Dull who married his half-sister, Mary Helen Dull Dull.

Name:Malon Yates
Age:38
Estimated birth year:abt 1902
Gender:Male
Race:White
Birthplace:North Carolina
Marital Status:Married
Relation to Head of House:Head
Home in 1940:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Map of Home in 1940:View Map
Farm:No
Inferred Residence in 1935:Vienna, Forsyth, North Carolina
Residence in 1935:Same House
Sheet Number:16B
Number of Household in Order of Visitation:286
Occupation:Poultry Dept
House Owned or Rented:Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented:5
Attended School or College:No
Highest Grade Completed:Elementary school, 5th grade
Hours Worked Week Prior to Census:60
Class of Worker:Wage or salary worker in private work
Weeks Worked in 1939:50
Income:690
Income Other Sources:No
Neighbors:View others on page
Household Members:
NameAge
Malon Yates38
Martha Yates29
Malon Yates2
Gordon Yates4/12

In 1940, Malon and his young family were still living in Vienna, and he was working in the Poultry Department on a Private Estate.

Gertrude C. Yates Dull died on October 9, 1964, at the age of 78.

Her husband Jacob Elisha Dull died on June 9, 1945, at the age of 73

Malon Emory Yates, the child whose conception was covered in the papers, died on October 2, 1973, at the age of 71.

All of the Yates-Dull family were buried together at Shiloh Lutheran Church in Lewisville, the family church for generations.


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