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Saturday, December 31, 2016

It’s Family Time~John Lucian Deese Family


It's Family Time

John Lucian Deese, son of John W. Deese and Harriett A. Sellers married my Grand Aunt Lela Aileen Purvis, daughter of William James Purvis and Mary Hulda Previtte. They were married in 1910, the exact day and month unknown. The 1900 Census for Anson County shows them married 0 years with no children.  

John Lucian was a farmer and spent his entire life in Anson County, North Carolina. He died in January 1954. Aunt Lela lived another 29 years, as a widow, after the loss of John Lucian. She passed away on 20 May 1983 in Florence, South Carolina.   

John Lucian Deese and Lela Aileen Purvis had the following children:
i. Essie Arie Deese, born 26 Mar 1911, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Johnny Robert Boswell, 27 Nov 1927, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 16 Feb 1997, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.
ii. Ethel Grace Deese, born 20 Oct 1912, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Lawrence Parrish, 5 Aug 1933, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 7 Sep 1997, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
iii. Lessie Lucille Deese, born 10 Oct 1915, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; married Bennett Jerome Gathings, 18 Aug 1935, Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina; died 20 Mar 2006, Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina.
iv. James Deese was born on 5 Mar 1920 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.24 25 26 27 28 James died on 27 Aug 1944 at the age of 24 in France.29 30 31
James served and died during World War II.

Missing: Pvt. James Deese, son of Mr. & Mrs. Lucian Deese of Morven, N.C., was killed in action in France on 27 August 1944 the War Department notified his parents. His body was later returned to the States and he is buried in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina.
v. Clella Rosalyn Deese, born 19 Sep 1921, Anson County, North Carolina; died 10 Jan 1988, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
vi. Rubie Lee Deese was born on 31 May 1923 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina. She died on 19 Jun 1924 at the age of 1 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.
vii. Harold Murray Deese, born 22 Aug 1927, Anson County, North Carolina; married Ella Ruth Adams, 30 Jun 1951; married Lou Etta Moseley; died 26 Nov 2010, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.
viii. Powell McGoogan Deese was born on 30 Aug 1934 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.32 He died on 25 Dec 1986 at the age of 52 in Lancaster, Lancaster, South Carolina. 
 
Three living children have been omitted from the above listing. 
 
John Lucian Deese and Lela Aileen Purvis Deese are my Grand Uncle and Grand Aunt.
 
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1. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 19 February 2013); Memorial page for John Lucian Deese; (19 April 1885–20 January 1954); Find a Grave memorial # 64693550, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
2. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013), Lucian Dees; citing Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls, FHL Roll Number: 1852503; Birth Date: 1 Apr 1887.
3. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 7, Page: 8A/134A (stamped), Line 31, Dwelling 135, Family 136, Household of John Deese; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
4. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0012, Page 184B, Line 68, Dwelling 66, Family 66, Household of Lucian Dees; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
5. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, Ancestry.com, Lucian Dees.
6. Anson County, North Carolina, LDS FHL microfilm #018161: Book F, Page 183-185 Harriet Dees; Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.
7. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #18, Page 26B; Line 81, Dwelling 97, Family 98, Household of Lucian Deese; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 23 November 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 1672.
8. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese; digital images, 1940 CENSUS (http://1940census.archives.gov : viewed 12 April 2013); citing NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 2871.
9. State of North Carolina, death no. 51 (20 January 1954), John Lucian Deese; https://www.ancestry.com, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
10. Ibid.
11. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, John Lucian Deese (19 April 1885–20 January 1954), Memorial # 64693550.
12. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #0012, Page 184B, Line 68, Dwelling 66, Family 66, Household of Lucian DEES.
13. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 8, page 149B, line 79, dwelling 15, family 15, Household of William J. Purvis.
14. William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), BIRTH: 18 October 1894; Lela Aileen Purvis.
15. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 8, page 149B, line 79, dwelling 15, family 15, Household of William J. Purvis.
16. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #0012, Page 184B, Line 68, Dwelling 66, Family 66, Household of Lucian Dees.
17. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #18, Page 26B; Line 81, Dwelling 97, Family 98, Household of Lucian Deese.
18. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese.
19. North Carolina, death (20 May 1983), Lela Aileen Deese; http://www.Ancestry.com, Anson County, North Carolina.
20. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database, "Record, Lela Aileen Purvis Deese (18 October 1894–20 May 1983), Memorial # 77360691.
21. Ibid.
22. Mrs. Lela Aileen Purvis Deese obituary, The Cheraw Chronicle, Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, 25 May 1983.
23. Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database, Ancestry.com, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 19 February 2013), Lela Deese, 238-13-3871, 1974.
24. Complied by A. Haynes Dunlap & Steve Bailey, Cemeteries of Anson County, Volume II; Anson County Historical Society, 2000, page 87. Tombstone of James Deese; 5 March 1920–27 August 1944, Morven Cemetery, Anson County, North Carolina.
25. "World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 16 January 2011), James Deese; citing World War II Army Enlistment Records; Records of the National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 64: 1940-1947, Record Group: RG 147; Class: RG147,; North Carolina World War II Draft Registration Cards; Box Number: 95..
26. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #18, Page 26B; Line 81, Dwelling 97, Family 98, Household of Lucian Deese.
27. "World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947," on-line digital images, ancestry.com, James Deese.
28. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese.
29. Complied by A. Haynes Dunlap & Steve Bailey, Cemeteries of Anson County, Volume II, Anson County Historical Society, 2000. Tombstone of James Deese.
30. Ibid.
31. Find A Grave, Inc., Find A Grave, database and digital images, (http://www.findagrave.com : accessed 5 June 2012); Memorial page for Pvt James Deese; (Mar. 5, 1920-Aug. 27, 1944, France); Find a Grave memorial # 77406796, Citing Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA.
32. 1940 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED 4-18, Page: 9A/216(stamped); Line 13, Household #134, Household of Lucian Deese.













































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