52 Ancestor Week 27 Margaret Helma (Koehn) Posey

Here’s the story behind the challenge if you want to participate. http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/52-ancestors-in-52-weeks. Amy’s recap of Week 27 (link will be added as soon as Amy posts one).

According to Ancestry.com, Margaret is related to me as niece of husband of sister-in-law of second cousin, once removed.

When I started, I had limited information about Margaret. She was born 05 July 1909 in Goltry, Oklahoma and she married Floyd Goltry Posey 19 May 1928. Her parents were Henry (or Adam) Benjamin Koehn (1886 – 1973) and Carolina Ester Becker (1892 – 1992 ). That’s it – no death date or place, census information. Margaret was part of a family tree that I inherited and my research is leaving me with new questions and few answers.

After doing this week’s research, I don’t think Henry and Adam are the same person. I found two sets of possible parents for Margaret on the 1920 federal census, but she’s not listed with either set. She was eight (8) years old and none of the children fall in that age range. I don’t see her listed on the 1930 federal census and I don’t see a 1930 federal census for Floyd or Margaret Posey.

I found her Social Security Death Index (SSDI) information:

Margaret H. Posey (05 July 1909 – 10 March 1990); SSN issued – Oklahoma.

Margaret H. Posey memorial on Find-A-Grave as buried in Memorial Park Cemetery in Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma, next to Floyd. A son, Willis Dale Posey (1930 – 1998) is buried in the same cemetery.

Unanswered questions:

Who were Margaret’s parents? Where was she on the various census records? How many children did she have? Was Floyd her only husband? If not, how many other husband(s) did she marry?

I do not have an obit for her, Floyd, or Willis, but will keep looking. Oklahoma is a tough state to search for birth and death records because of its privacy laws. Hopefully, a closer family member will see this post and shed light on some of the mysteries surrounding Margaret.



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