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Re: Oklahoma Botkin looking to trace roots
Posted by: Jan Botkin Therkildsen (ID *****1982) Date: December 17, 2004 at 07:13:18
In Reply to: Oklahoma Botkin looking to trace roots by Scott Botkin of 413

Scott, the following are records you may want to pursue further to see if they relate to your grandfather. Believe the WWI Draft Registration is definitely him, and that aligns with the birth date in the 1900 census record, but birth states don't match. Since you have the Ohio Valley info, this 1900 census record is a good possibility. If I find anything further, I'll let you know.

1900 Census, Moulton Twp, Auglaize Co., Ohio, page 159
Bodkin, C. E., Head, Aug 1854, 45, Marr 20 yrs, OH, OH, OH, farmer, owns farm free
Mary, Wife, Sep 1860, 39, 6 children, 6 living, OH, OH, OH
Ellie, daughter, Jul 1872, 17 (doesn’t work - s/b 1882?), OH
Charlie, son, Aug 1886, 13, OH
Ireland, son, Sep 1888, 11, OH
Vernon C., son, Jan 1891, 9, OH
Murle, son, Nov 1898, 1, OH

WWI Draft Registration (Ancestry.com)
Name: Murle Carl Botkin
City: Not Stated
County: Payne
State: Oklahoma
Birth Date: 20 Nov 1898 (age 19)
Born: Electra, Wichita, Texas
Occupation: Oil Well Tauger(?), Hellman Oil Company
Next of Kin: Mary Botkin (Guuy??, Payne, Oklahoma)
Race: White
Roll: 1852068
DraftBoard: 0
Short, Large build, Brown hair, Brown eyes
Date signed: Sept 11, 1918

1920 Census, North Seminole, Lincoln, Oklahoma, page 16B
Curtis, J. A., head, 42, AR TN TN, merchant grocery
Jessie, wife, 34, IL IL IL, assists in store
Ruth, daughter, 17, OK
Lorene, daughter, 14, OK
Helen, daughter, 6, OK
Botkin, Mary, mother in law, 63, Wd, IL
(6 other unrelated individuals in household)


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