Ninth Generation


190. Maudie J. HARRISON59,81 was born on 14 February 1889 in Arkansas.47,64 She died on 6 May 1969 at the age of 80 in Los Molinos, Tehama County, California.64 She was buried at Lawncrest Memorial Park in Redding, Shasta County, California.

Married name was Skeen and she lived in Susanville, Lassen Co, CA in 1929


Records of Crawford Co AR Marriage Book G 1900-1906
Oma Cole & Lucille Pound
Maud A. Harrison, age 16 to J. G Skeen, age 23
2 Aug 1905 by W. H. Taylor

1910 Census. Porter, Crawford Co, AR, Hh 156
Jonathan G. Skeen, age 28, married 4 years, b. KY
Maud, A., wife, 21, 2 children, b. IL
Charley E., son, age 3, b. AR
Olin E., son, age 1, b. AR

1920 Census. Chester, Crawford Co, AR Hh 72
Maud Skeen, 30
Olan, son, 13. Everett 10. John A., son 8. Mildred, dau 5. Robert T., son 2 years, 2 months.

1930 Census. Lassen Co CA, Honey Lake Twp, Susanville.
Maud SKEEN, age 40, Divorced, married 25 yrs
Olan E. son age 22, Sawyer at the Lumber Mill, Everiet E., age 20, John age 18 [Everett & John were both laborers at the lumber mill], Mildred age 14, Robert 12, Rosine 8. All the children were born in Arkansas. Their father b. KY. Maud gives her birthplace as Illinois.
Find A Grave Memorial# 27121277

1940 Census. Honey Lake, Lasssen Co, CA., Hh 179
Maude Skeen, 51, Widow, b. Illinois, lived in same house in 1935. 261 Park St. Owns Boarding & Rooming House
Everett E. Skeen, son, 29, b. AR. Logger, Lumber Mill
Robert T., son, 24, b. AR. Laborer, Lumber Mill
Seven lodgers in the house - the hotel clerk, and loggers.

Nov. 1961. Mrs. Maude Skeins of California was listed as surviving her brother, William.

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005
Hi Kay,
I came across your family tree while looking for Maude Harrison and I thought I would send you some further info then what you had listed for her family. I don't have much info on the Harrison family but I do have alot on the Skeen family - my grandmother was Jonathan's sister.

Descendants of Maude A. Harrison
Generation No. 1
1. Maude A.2 Harrison (Elisha Shelton1) was born February 14, 1889 in Illinois, and died May 06, 1969 in Tehama, California. She married Johnathan G. Skeen, son of William Skeen and Susan Hamilton. He was born August 24, 1879 in Kentucky, and died May 07, 1962 in Humboldt, California.
Children of Maude Harrison and Johnathan Skeen are:
2 i. Charley E.3 Skeen, born 1907.
3 ii. Olin E. Skeen, born September 19, 1907 in Arkansas; died December 27, 1964 in San Francisco, California.
4 iii. Everett Erwin Skeen, born January 16, 1910 in Arkansas; died November 01, 1995 in Eugene, Lane, Oregon.
5 iv. John A. Skeen, born 1912.
6 v. Mildred Skeen, born 1915.
7 vi. Robert T Skeen, born 1917; died May 21, 2004 in Marysville, California.

Janet Sparks
ojinsfolly@aol.com

Social Security Death Index gives Maude's date of birth as 14 Feb 1889; death as May 1969 in Los Molinos, Tehama, CA.

Maudie J. HARRISON and Jonathan Garfield SKEEN were married on 2 August 1905 in Crawford County, Arkansas. Jonathan Garfield SKEEN was born on 24 August 1881. He died on 7 May 1962 at the age of 80 in Humboldt County, California.

World War I Draft Registration
Jonathan Garfield Sheen, Avant, Osage Co, OK
Age 37, born 24 Aug 1881
Machinist's Helper, Wolverine Oil Co, Avant.
Nearest relative: Maud Armada Skeen of Avant.
Signed: Jonathan Garfield Skeen
Tall, medium build, Brown eyes, dark hair
12 Sep 1918


1930 Census. Hutchinson Co, TX, Hh 101
Clarence Ridenour, 20, b. AR
Dora D., wife, 27, b. AR
Suza R., dau, 4 yrs, 4 months, b. AR
Thelma M., dau, 2 yrs, 2 months, b. AR
Jonathan Skeen, brother in law, 48, married at 22, b. KY, parents b. KY, no occupation

World War II Draft Registration [the "old men's draft]
Name: Jonathan Garfield Skeen
Residence: L. C. Smith Ranch, Anderson, California
Age 60, b. 24 Aug 1881, Frankfort, KY
Person who will always know his address: Mrs. Mildred Douglas, daughter, Central Valley
Employment: L. C. Smith Ranch
Signed: Jonathan Garfield Skeen
6' tall, 175 #'s. Brown eyes, Brown hair, light complexion
27 Apr 1942 at Shasta Co, California


There is a Social Security claim, 30 Aug 1946, which also lists his birth as 24 Aug 1881. States it is a "Life Claim" but he was certainly living until 1962.

California death index states his mother's maiden name was Hamilton.

Find A Grave Memorial# 135974797
Buried Sunrise Cemetery, Fortuna, Humboldt, CA.
Jonathan Skeen 1879-1962 (Note: birth was apparently 1881 based on draft registrations and census data)
Jonathan was the son of William Jasper Skeen and Susan Hamilton.
Jonathan married Maude Armada Harrison on 2 August 1905 in Frisco, Arkansas. They divorced sometime prior to 1940.
Residences: Kentucky; Porter Township, Crawford, Arkansas; Avant, Oklahoma; Anderson, California; Rio Dell, California
Occupations: railroad trackman; machinist's helper(Wolverine Oil Co.); employed on L.C. Smith Ranch(Anderson, CA)
Cause of death was coronary occlusion. Jonathan was divorced at the time of his death.
Interred 9 May 1962.
Nearest Known Relatives: Mrs. Mildred Krawchuk, 3415 Oro Dam E Blvd, Orville, California

Published in the Humboldt Standard, Wednesday 9 May 1962
SKEEN, JONATHAN GARFIELD - May 7, 1962, Rio Dell.
Father of Mrs. Mildred Crawchuck of Oroville; Mrs. Rosin Davies, Redding; Olin Skeen, Watsonville; Everett Skeen, Watsonville; John Skeen, Burney; Robert Skeen, Marysville.
Survived by 13 Grandchildren, 5 great grandchild. Member of Seventh Day Adventist church. Employed in the logging industry. A native of Kentucky, age 82. Services will be hald at chapel, Goble's Forinna Mortuary at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 with Elder Malcolm Macwell officiating. Interment, Sunrise Cemetery, Fortuna.

Maudie J. HARRISON and Jonathan Garfield SKEEN had the following children:

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Charley E. SKEEN was born in 1906 in Crawford County, Arkansas. He died before 1920 at the age of 14.

Probably died as a young child. Doesn't appear in later censuses. Not mentioned in father's obituary in 1962.

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Olin Earnest SKEEN was born on 9 September 1907 in Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas. He died on 27 December 1964 at the age of 57 in San Francisco, California.

California Death Index gives Olin's birth as 19 Sep 1907. Mother's maiden name listed as Harrison.

1940 Census. Honey Lake, Lassen Co, CA, Hh 193
Olin E. Skeen, 32, b. AR, lived in same place in 1935, Mill Laborer, Lumber Mill
Imogene M., wife, 23, b. MO, Saleslady, Retail grocery

16 Oct 1940 World War II Draft Registration
Olin Ernest Skeen of 1512 4th St. Susanville, Lassen Co, CA was 33, born 9 Sep 1907, Chester, AR. Mrs. Imogene M. Skeen, wife, would always known his address. Self-employed, 926 Main St. Susanville. 5'8" tall, 160 lb., Brown eyes and hair. Two middle fingers on right hand off above 2nd joint.

Olin E. Skeen enlisted in the U.S. Army on 27 May 1943, as a private at Sacramento, California. His education was that of grammar school; his occupation retail manager. He was married.

Listed in Lassen County Voter Registration (1900-1944)
Halltown Precent
Olin E. Skeen 1512 4th St, Laborer, Republican
Mrs. Imogene Skeen, 1512 4th St., Clerk, Republican

1948 Watsonville, CA, City Directory
Skeen, Olin E. (imogene M) gro. 642 Palm Av. home: 83 Hill Av

1954 Santa Cruz, CA, City Directory
Skeen, Olin (Jean: Palm Hill Grocery Store) home: 642 Palm Ave

1964 Santa Cruz, CA City Directory
Skeen, Olin E. (Imogene M.), Palm Hill Grocery; home: 83 Hill Ave.

Imogene was Imogene McKinley, daughter of Barton Y. McKinley and Inez Scott. She was born 31 Oct 1916, Stella, Newton Co, MO, died 28 Nov 2002.

Grandparents or great grandparents of Patricia Skeen - autosomal match on MyHeritage

Santa Cruz Sentinel, Santa Cruz, CA, 30 Nov 2002, Saturday, p.12
Jean M. Skeen
Services will be Wednesday for Jean M. Skeen who died Thursday in Gilroy. She was 86.
Mrs. Skeen was born in Stella, MO and lived in Watsonville for 61 years.
She owned Palm Hill Grocery in Watsonville and was active in the Boy Scouts of America, earning the group's highest honor, the Silver Beaver. She also enjoyed crafts.
She is survived by son and daughter-in-law Daniel & Debbie Skeen of Morgan Hill; and four grandchilrden.
Her husband, Olin Earnest Skeen, died in 1964.
Friends may call from 2-5 and 6-8 pm Tuesday at Davis Memorial Chapel, 609 Main St., Watsonville.
Services will be 2 pm Wednesday at the chapel, followed by burial at Pajaro Valley Memorial Park.
Contributions are preferred in memory of Imogene Skeen to the America Heart Association...

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Everett Erwin SKEEN was born on 16 January 1910 in Arkansas.64 He died on 1 November 1995 at the age of 85 in Eugene, Lane County, Oregon.64

Social Security number issued in California. Gave date of birth as 16 Jan 1910 - His grave marker has his birth as 1 January 1909.

16 Oct 1940 World War II Draft Registration
Everett Erwin Skeen of Box 663, Susanville, Lassen Co, CA was age 30, born 16 Oct 1910 in Arkansas. Mrs. Maude Armada Skeen, mother, of 261 Park St, Susanville, would always know his address. Employer was Fruit Growers Supply Co, Susanville. 5'10" tall, 165 lb. Gray eyes, brown hair.

7 Feb 1942 Enlisted as a Private in the US Army at Presidio of Monterey, CA. Had grammar school education, Single. 5' 9", 168 lb.

Married Erma Lomelia "Mike" McKinley. She was born 7 Jul 1904, Newton County, MO, died 16 Feb 1988, Los Molinos, Tehama, CA.

1948 Watsonville, CA, City Directory
Skeen, Everette E. (Erma L.) carpenter, T. H. Rosewall. home: 615 Blackburn

1954 Santa Cruz, CA, City Directory
Skeem, Everett E. (Mary A.) home: 1101 E. Lake Av
Skeem, Mary A. Mrs. (Your & My Beauty Salon) home: 1101 E. Lake Av

1964 Santa Cruz, CA City Directory
Skeen, Erma Mrs. (Your & My Beauty Salon) residence: 1101 E. Lake Av
Skeen, Everett E. (Erma) Carpenter, home: 1101 E. Lake Av

Buried Los Molinas Cemetery, Tehama County, CA

The Wheaton Journal (Wheaton, MO), 25 Feb 1988, Thursday, p.3
Erma Skeen
Erma "Mike" McKinley Skeen formerly of Stella and Wheaton, died at her home in Los Molinas, California, Tuesday, Feb 16. Funeral services and internment were Thursday at Los Molinas.
Mrs. Skeen was born July 6, 1904 at Stella to Charles and Isabelle McKinley. She operated beauty shops for several years in Stella and Wheaton before moving to Watsonville, CA in 1944. She was married September 22, 1946 to Everett E. Skeen who survives.
Mrs. Skeen was an area visitor with two nieces, Mrs. LaVaught Gilbert and Mrs. Annvere Frost of Joplin and attended the annual Stella School reunion.

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John Alvin SKEEN was born on 15 January 1912 in Arkansas. He died on 26 January 1985 at the age of 73 in Douglas County, Oregon.

2 Apr 1940 US Census. Honey Lake Twp, Lessen Co, CA, Hh 12
Nora Faulkner, 53, widow, b. KS - lived in same house in 1935
Gene, son, 19, b. CA
John Skeen, son-in-law, 27, b. AR - lived in Susanville, Lessen, CA in 1935, tailing laborer, factory
Janice Skeen, granddaughter, 4, b. CA
Betty Dixon (absent), granddaughter, 16, b. CA, lived in same house in 1935, household helper, private family

16 Oct 1940. World War II Draft Registration
John Alvin Skeen (address on 3rd St. Westwood, Lassen Co, CA marked out). He was 28, b. 15 Jan 1912 in Chester, Arkansas. Mrs. Maude Skeen, mother, of 261 Park St, Susanville, Lassen Co, CA would always know his address. Employed by the Red River Lumber Co., Westwood. 5'8" tall, 165 lb. gray eyes, blonde hair. Slight round scar on forehead. Written on the side is c/o Camp 10, FGS. Co. Susanville.

19 Oct 1942. John A Skeen of Lassen Co, CA, enlisted at Sacramento for service in the US Army. He had 3 years of high school; unskilled lumbermen, raftsman, woodchopper. Married. 5'8" tall. 166 lbs. Discharger 21 Oct 1945

Buried Eagle Point Natl. Cemetery, Eagle Point, Jackson Co, Oregon.
Military stone - he was a Tec4, US Army, Korea
Enlisted 2 Nov 1942; discharged 21 Oct 1945

Spouse was Eudora M. Skeen (1926-1972) She is buried Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford, Jackson Co, Oregon.

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Mildred SKEEN.

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Robert Thurman SKEEN was born on 16 October 1916 in Chester, Crawford County, Arkansas. He died on 21 May 2004 at the age of 87 in Yuba County, California.

World War II Enlistment Records
Enlisted at Sacramento, CA, 2 Apr 1941 for three years. Had two years of high school. Single. Height: 69"

1974 Marysville, Yuba Co, CA City Directory
Skeen, Robt (Ann) home 1312a G Street

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Rosine Thelma SKEEN was born on 19 January 1923 in Arkansas. She died on 16 February 2003 at the age of 80.64

Apparently twice married. Social Security has her as Rose Skeen Meehan, 1943; but by Dec, 1950, Rose Skeen Davies.

Married name was Davies. Lived in Redding, CA in 1962.

Probably her grave marker:
Rose S. Davies, 1923-2003, buried with G. R. "Bob" Davies (1919-2008). Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane Co, Oregon
FindAGrave #29331800

The Register-Guard, Eugene, OR, Wednesday, 4 Oct 2006
Davies - George Robert "Bob" Davies, 86, of Eugene, died Sept 19. No service is planned. Arrangements by Heritage Memorial, Portland.