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G. Charles Mevis, wife Mae Mevis, dau Dorothy Evelyn, son Francis W., WI, CA
Posted by: williamverl little (ID *****3176) Date: October 24, 2007 at 16:10:53
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Looking for relatives of Mae Katie Little Mevis Phillips, born 07/15/1894, Mitchell Co., KS, died 02/13/1975, San Bernardino, CA, 80 yrs. She had two children, daughter Dorothy Evelyn Mevis and son Francis W. Mevis. Son Frances went later in life by Frank or F. W. Mevis.

1920 United States Federal Census

Name: Mae Mevis
Home in 1920: Los Angeles Assembly District 74, Los Angeles, California
Age: 25 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1895
Birthplace: Kansas, mothers birth place KS, father birth place, error(IL), father was born in RI
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Spouse's name: G. Charles Mevis, father's birth place WI, mothers birth place WI

G. Charles Mevis 32, occupation dying? or land something?
Mae Mevis 25, wife, born KS
Francis W. Mevis, 3, son born CA, son went by name of Frank Mevis
Dorothy Mevis, 1, daughter born CA

Mae Mevis and G. Charles Mevis would divorce, date unknown. Mae Little Mevis, would later remarry to Charles "Charlie" Phillips.

Daughter Dorothy Evelyn Mevis was placed in an orphanage by 1930 Federal Census

1930 United States Federal Census
Los Angeles Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum
Dorothy Mevis
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
Age 11
born abt 1919
born California
Father born Wisconsin
Mother born Kansas

Dorothy Evelyn Mevis married M. E. Franklin, date unknown.
Death, Franklin, Dorothy Evelyn, born March 4, 1919, CA, mother maiden Little, father Mevis, female, died San Bernardino Co., CA, death September 29, 1995, age 76 years

Death , Mevis, Charles, born June 11, 1881, WI, male, death San Joaquin Co., CA, February 17, 1951, age 68 years

California City Directories
Name: F. W. Mevis
Title: Monterey Park California
Year: 1963
City: Monterey Park
Book Section: City Information
Page: 39
Source: Polk's Montery Park (Los Angeles County, Calif.) City Directory 1963 Polk's Montery Park (Los Angeles County, Calif.) City Directory 1963. Monterey Park (Los Angeles) California: R. L. Polk & Co., 1963.

California Divorce Index, 1967
Francis W. Mevis
Spouse Name Mary J. Barger
LOCATION San Bernardino, CA
Date Nov 1967

Social Security Death Index
Name F. W. Mevis
Last Residence 89102 Las Vegas, Clark, Nevada, United States of America
Born Mar 14, 1917
Died Feb 8, 1990

Mae Katie Little, born July 15, 1894, Mitchell Co., KS, daughter of William J. Little and Rebecca Amanda Wentz Little of Glen Elder, Mitchell Co., KS.

The Little family moved from Glen Elder, Mitchell Co., KS to Escondido, San Diego Co., CA about 19907. The Little daughters would move north to the Los Angeles area to marry and raise their families. Their mother, Rebecca Amanda Wentz Little would remarry to an Julius Antonio Rivera.

Julius Antonio Rivera worked for the Swift Plant in Los Angeles, CA and performed on stage in full native dress at Indian picnics.

Julius Rivera would had his picture taken with President Calvin Coolidge in connection with the signing of "Indian Citizenship Act" of 1924 and as well have his life story written in a major magazine, possibly The Times. He was affectionately known as "Hoolier" by family members.

Julius helped to raise the youngest of the Little daughters Ramona Cuba Little and Ada Leon Little. The two oldest Little children, Minnie Florence Little and William Verl Little, branched out on their own.

Julius Antonio Rivera died August 30, 1957 in Los Angeles, CA. Rebecca Amanda Rivera died October 5, 1963, a resident of San Gabriel Valley, California for over 51 years and a La Habra, California resident for the last six years of her life dying at the age of 92 years.

Rebecca Amanda Rivera is buried along side her husband Julius Antonio Rivera, in Rose Hills Cemetery, at Whittier, CA. Interment is at Sunrise Lawn, Burial Section 4, Lot 3037, Grave Niche 4, Entrance Gate 19.

Little Children birth in Mitchell Co., Kansas

Minnie Florence Little born Dec 11, 1890,
William Verl Little born March 16, 1892,
Mae Katie Little born July 15, 1894 and
Ramona Cuba Little born February 29, 1896
Ada Leon Little born September 9, 1898

Little Children death in Los Angeles Co. and San Bernardino Co., CA and Coal Co.,OK

Mrs. Minnie Dye of Monrovia, CA, d Oct 27, 1978, Los Angeles, CA, 88 yrs,

William Verl Little of Bakersfield, CA, d Mar 1978, Centrahoma, OK, 86 yrs;

Mrs. Mae Phillips of Upland, CA, d Feb 13, 1975, San Bernardino, CA, 80 yrs,

Mrs. Ramona Thompson of La Habra, CA, d Oct 22, 1974, San Bernardino, CA, 78 yrs,

Mrs. Ada Moro of Alhambra, CA, d Oct 8, 1985, Los Angeles, CA, 87 yrs,

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