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W. J. Pigg became W. J. Wilson
Posted by: Mabel Phillips (ID *****6189) Date: October 25, 2007 at 22:35:36
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I copied this from a 1936 Christian County Republican printed in Ozark, Missouri. Does anyone recognize this W. J. Pigg, a teacher in Christian County, Missouri who became W. J. Wilson of Oakland, Almeda County, California. I'm not finding any good leads to identifying him:

From CCR 19 Mar 1936 p1
W. J. Wilson, former Ozark school teacher, recently made an interesting trip from his home in Oakland, Calif. to Tia Juana and other points in Old Mexico. He wrote U. S. Bilyeu a 15-page typewritten letter in which he vividly described his trip. Mr. Wilson has had his name changed since going to California. He was known here as W. J. Pigg.
[Note: there was no one in 1880, 1900, 1910, 1920 or 1930 Christian County census and no marriage record for anyone whose name was given as W. J. Pigg. Still, if anyone recognizes the name and knows who he is, they might miss him because of the name change]

This is Ulysses S. Bilyeu on 1930 census. The Turners are his step-son and his wife and son

1930 MO Christian N Galloway 186
Ulyssis S. BILYEU M W Head 54       M 29 MO MO MO
Lola BILYEU       F W Wife 44       M 21 MO TN TN
Ruth BILYEU       F W Dau       17       S MO MO MO
Mildred BILYEU       F W Dau       15       S MO KY MO
Newton A. TURNER M W Head 20       M 18 MO MO MO
Jewell TURNER       F W Wife 20       M 18 MO MO MO
Bobby Gene TURNER M W Son 1       S MO MO MO

This is the nearest Pigg family:

1930 MO Christian N Galloway 180
William N.PIGG M W Head 59 M 25       AR US US Farmer
Lizzie A. PIGG F W Wife 55 M 18       MO MO MO       
Preston       PIGG M W Son 22 S MO AR MO Laborer Farm
Leo C.        PIGG M W Son 21 S MO AR MO Teacher Public School
Louise        PIGG F W Dau 16 S MO AR MO       
Mary Agnes PIGG       F W Dau       10 S MO AR MO       

Leo is the only Pigg I see listed as a teacher on that census, and I don't find any W. J. Pigg or any other Pigg teacher on any Christian County censuses. Of course, the census just represents 1 day in 3,653.

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