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Family: Louis Elvin Sansing, Sr. / Mattie Frank Smith (F4)

m. 1 Feb 1925


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  • Louis Elvin Sansing, Sr.Father | Male
    Louis Elvin Sansing, Sr.

    Born  26 Sep 1902  Eudora, Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  5 Jan 1952  Fountain Hill, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Dermott Cemetery, Dermott, Chicot, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  1 Feb 1925  Lake Village, Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  William Marcus Sansing | F21 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Laura Belle Cockrell | F21 Group Sheet 

    Mattie Frank SmithMother | Female
    Mattie Frank Smith

    Born  14 Jun 1908  Soda, Polk Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Mar 1999  Mabelvale, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Dermott Cemetery, Chicot, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Robert Tilden Smith | F29 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Leona Elizabeth Thompson | F29 Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Male
    + Living

    Born     
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    Buried     
    Spouse  Betty Jo Elton | F24 
    Married     

    Leona Elizabeth SansingChild 2 | Female
    + Leona Elizabeth Sansing

    Born  28 Sep 1927  Dermott, Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1 Oct 2007  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  5 Oct 2007  Pinecrest Memorial Park & Garden Mausoleum, Alexander, Saline Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Harold Edward Foster, Sr. | F2 
    Married  18 Sep 1944  Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Jettie Mae SansingChild 3 | Female
    + Jettie Mae Sansing

    Born  8 Nov 1929  Dumas, Deshea Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  8 Dec 2003  Monticello, Drew Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  10 Dec 2003  Pinewood Memorial Park, Ashley Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Sterling Oliver Atkins | F25 
    Married  24 Dec 1948  Drew Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Mary Ann SansingChild 4 | Female
    + Mary Ann Sansing

    Born  22 Apr 1934  Dermott, Chicot Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  29 Jul 2009  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  1 Aug 2009  Forest Hills Memorial Park Cemetery, Saline Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  James Arnold Hudman | F26 
    Married  6 Jun 1954  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 5 | Female
    + Carolyn Sue Sansing

    Born  26 Nov 1943   
    Died  16 May 2001  Little Rock, Pulaski Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  18 May 2001  Pinecrest Memorial Park & Garden Mausoleum, Alexander, Saline Co, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Grover Evans | F27 
    Married     
    Spouse  Kenneth L. Rowland | F28 
    Married     

  • Photos
    Louis Elvin & Mattie Frank (Smith) Sansing
    Louis Elvin & Mattie Frank (Smith) Sansing
    Marriage Photograph, Chicot County, Arkansas.

    Histories
    Marriage Record for Louis Elvin Sansing and Mattie Frank Smith.
    Marriage Record for Louis Elvin Sansing and Mattie Frank Smith.
    Bond for Marriage License State of Arkansas; County of Chicot. Know all Men by these Presents: That we, Louis Sansing as principal, and J. L. McKenzie as security, are held and firmly bound unto the state of Arkansas…Chicot County, in…sum of One Hundred Dollars…Signed this 1 February 1925…Louis Sansing has this day applied to the Clerk of the County Court of Chicot County, for a License authorizing the solemnization of the Rite of Matrimony between the said Louis Sansing and Miss Mattie Smith. Marriage Affidavit State of Arkansas; County of Chicot. In the Office of the Clerk of the County County. Louis Sansing of the County of Chicot and State of Arkansas...deposes and says that he is the identical person who has this day applied for License of Marriage and that he has arrived at the age of 21 years and that Miss Mattie Smith has arrived at the age of 18 years...the parties for whom said application is made, are now single and unmarried, and may lawfully contract and be joined in marriage...signed Louis Sansing, sworn and subscribed before...George Elder, Clerk of the County Court. Marriage License State of Arkansas; County of Chicot. To Any Person Authorized by Law to Solemnize Marriage—Greeting: You are hereby commanded to solemnize the Rite and publish the Bans of Matrimony between Mr. Louis Sansing of Dermott, Chicot County, Arkansas, aged 21 years, and Miss Mattie Smith of Dermott, Chicot County, Arkansas, aged 18 years…Witness my hand and official seal, this 1 Feb 1925. George Elder, County Clerk. Certificate of Marriage State of Arkansas; County of Chicot. I, Frank Haley, JO, do hereby certify that on the 1 Feb 1925, I did duly and according to law…solemnize the Rite and publish the Bans of Matrimony between the parties therein named. Witness my hand, this 1 Feb 1925. Frank Haley, JP. Filed and duly recorded this 3 Feb 1925. George Elder, County Clerk.


  • Notes  Married:
    • (1) The original license was given to Mattie & Louie and passed down to their granddaughter, Rita Foster Wallace, from her mother, Leona Elizabeth (Sansing) Foster. (2) The second document was copied from the Chicot County records. Arkansas. Chicot County. Marriage Book X-158, 1 Feb 1925. Louis Sansing, 21, and Mattie Smith, 18, married by Frank Haley, JP.


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