Hugh Lincoln BANKHEAD and Melissa ? & Lillie WARMOTH

Hugh Lincoln BANKHEAD was the second child of  William  BANKHEAD  &  Isabel HOPKIRK

Hugh was born on 24 Oct 1863 near Lockridge, Jefferson County, Iowa

Obviously his middle name comes from President Abraham Lincoln, the then President of the United States during the difficult time of the civil war.  One of Isabel's  brothers had already died in the war, and another would died less than one year after Hugh was born.

Hugh traveled with his family from Iowa to Northern California sometime around 1872.

As of a 1886 voter registration record, Hugh was a school teacher in Tehama County, California

From a first marriage to Melissa?? for Hugh, he had a son and a daughter named:

     Clarence A. BANKHEAD, born 26 September 1890.

     Elaine BANKHEAD,  born July 1892.  what happended to Elaine?

From the 1900 census Clarence's mother was born in California. Clarence BANKHEAD passed away 14 July 1978 in Clackamas, Oregon.
As of the 1900 census Elaine BANKHEAD was born in July 1892 and is living with her birth mother Melissa Dyer, age 26 and her step-father Robert J. Dyer. They are living in Lincoln City, Placer County, California. Robert's birthplace is Texas, Melissa's birthplace is California and Elaine's birthplace is California and Elaine's father's birthplace is Iowa and her mother's birthplace is California, same as her brother Clarence.

Some time between 1893 and 1897, Hugh and Melissa divorced and Hugh then married Lillie and they had the following children:

     Cecil W. BANKHEAD, born June 1898. As of 1930 Cecil was unmarried living in Oakdale, California
     Jessie B. BANKHEAD, born 15 August 1901 in California. She enlisted in the Women's Army Corp on 1 May 1944 at San Francisco, CA. Jessie passed away on 18 August 1972 in Fresno, Ca. Jessie probably never married.

     William "Willie" L. BANKHEAD, born 22 March 1903.

     Robert H. BANKHEAD, born 2 Sep 1905 in California, and he passed away on 8 Feb 1979 in Sacramento, Ca. It appears when he was in his 20's he started using the name Hugh, and became Hugh Robert Bankhead.

     Helen M. BANKHEAD, born in California 9 August 1909, and she passed away in San Mateo, Ca. on 6 October 1992. She married Murray Stout.

     Hazel L. BANKHEAD, born 31 March 1911 in California and she passed away in San Francisco on 12 March 1976. Hazel probably never married.

     Herbert Thomas BANKHEAD, born 15 August 1913, Tehama County, Ca., and he passed away on 20 January 1996 in Solano County, California

The 1880 census lists Lillie Warmoth's birthplace as the Idaho Territory. Her father is Lafayette Warmoth and her mother is Nancy, both born in Missouri. She has many siblings including the older brother Layaette living next door to her in 1900. See below.
From the 1900 census, Lillie Warmoth is born in Oregon and her parents are both born in Missouri. The family is living in the Paskenta Judiciary Township. Living next to the BANKHEADS is Lafayette Warmoth also born in Oregon, with both parents born in Missouri.
As of the 1910 census the family is living on Houghton Avenue in Corning, Tehama County, Calfiornia. They rent their home and Hugh is a school teacher. Also in the home is Hugh's daughter Elaine from his first marriage to Melissa, and Lillie's sister Eliza and Eliza's husband James Harris.
As of the 1920 census the family is still living on on Houghton Avenue in Corning, but Hugh is now an Insurance Agent and they own their home.
As of the 1930 census the family is still living on Houghton Avenue, and Hugh, age 66, is a Fire Insurance Agent, and Lillie is 58. Also living in the household are Hugh(Robert) age 26, Helen, age 21, Hazel, age 19,  & Herbert, age 16.

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