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Bernice Aretus Waggener 1874 [E-3]*

born 1/ 09/1874, Hunt Co., Texas
died-6/15/1930, Paris, Lamar Co., Texas
father-William Pitt Waggener
mother-Elizabeth Ann Ice
siblings-Andrew A, Frank W., Benton Eunice, Jefferson W.,
married-1 Eva Mae Cheatham, 2-Berta
children-Leslie Hardison, Sel Carpenter

Elizabeth Ice Waggener with sons Jefferson, Benton, Bernice, Frank, Andrew, father - William Pitt Waggener
All were blonds with blue eyes. 

per Janet Bavaro:
19?? census Deport Lamar Co TX farmer and ownes own farm nearby.
...Lived in Paris in section of 1st Ward School. 
Owned and operated small grocer across from PandMP RR
He drove and operated the first horse drawn delivery wagon for CokeCola.
When I was small, I rode on the motorized truck for rural deliveries with him all over the county. 
1910 census Paris with wife Eva and sons Les and Sel ages 9 and 8
...After Eva died, he became very depressed. I rode to Hugo OK with him in the back of his model A with a rumble seat and was witness to his 2nd marriage, name I didn't have. He was on a bad rebound when he married the nurse who took care of my grandmother at St Joseph's. It didn't work out and she left him. He was living in a duplewx he had built for his two sons families. We lived in the other side. I went in to wake him one morning when we didn't hear him up. He had turned on the gas burner and not lit it. I remember he was wearing long johns and was lying on the floor with his head near the stove.
BA Waggener was 56 when he died. Janet was 9

Mr and Mrs. Bernice Aretus Waggener
522. BERNICE ARETUS7 WAGGENER (WILLIAM PITT6, ALEXANDER5, HERBERT GREEN4, JAMES HERBERT3, HERBERT2, JOHN1) was born January 09, 1874 in Hunt Co., Texas, and died June 15, 1930 in Paris, Lamar Co., Texas. He married (1) BERTA. She was born Abt. 1897 in Texas, and died Aft. 1930. He married (2) EVA MAE CHEATHAM July 02, 1899 in Paris, Lamar Co., Texas. She was born August 19, 1880 in Limestone Co., Alabama, and died August 26, 1928 in Paris, Lamar Co., Texas.

Notes for B
From the 1930 Federal Cenus of Paris City, Lamar County, Texas, district 139-11, sheet 2A, taken April 3, 1930, household 43, address- 156- Lamar Ave.; from, image 3 of 24:

Waggener, B. A.; head of household, rents home/ $25 a month, (no radio in home), male, age- 56, married, 25 years old at 1st marriage, r/w's, born- Texas, father born- Illinois, mother born- Mississippi, occupation- salesman/ Coca Cola Co., wage worker, currently employed, not a veteran
------ Berta; wife/ head, female, age- 33, married, 24 years old at 1st marriage, born- Texas, parents born- Tennessee

Berta is apparently Bernice's second wife. They seem to be living in the home of his son Leslie.
Children of B

951. i. LESLIE HARDISON8 WAGGENER, b. October 14, 1900, Minter, Lamar Co., Texas; d. May 16, 1971, Thousand Oaks, Ventura Co., California.
952. ii. SEL CARPENTER WAGGENER, b. Abt. 1902, Texas; d. Unknown.

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