Leonard L. Arrick
and Ellie Mae Thomasson

Last updated Nov 7, 2007

Leonard L Arrick and Ellie Mae
Click for Larger View
Leonard L. Arrick (1890-1942)

Father: John Riley Arrick
Mother: Minerva Viola Harrison
Born: 2 Sep 1890 in Kaufman Co, TX, No birth record found
Married: Ellie Mae Thomasson 28 Oct 1917, Marriage Certificate
    Viola Mary (1920-1993), Married Francis Ray Smith
    Ruth Mae (1922-2003), Married Samuel A Wellhausen
    Lucille Cleo (1925-1932)
    Leonard William (1930-1999), Married Mary Ida Germany
    Dorothy Jean (1934), Married Albert Billy Jr. Alkek, Richard Scheig
Career: Brickplant worker
Military: WWI Draft Registration
Died: 25 Mar 1942 in Taylor Co TX Death record
Buried: Cedar Hill Cemetery, Abilene TX Grave photo
Obit: Obit Text
Picture #1 - Leonard, Ellie, Leonard, Dorothy
Picture #2 WW1
Picture #3 Woodmen of the World - Forney TX, 4th from left, Closeup



1890 Born Sept 2 in Forney TX
1900 Kaufman Co TX census w/parents John Riley Arrick and Minerva
1906 Father John Riley died possibly this year
1908 Joins Woodmen of the World Camp #770 Forney TX April 9th
1910 Dallas Co TX census w/mother Minerva and stepfather James R Alphin
1914 Moved to Taylor Co TX per obit and death cert
19?? Traveled with a Medicine show
1917 Married Ellie Mae Thomasson in Oct
1917 WW1 draft reg. June. Living with Mother & Sister. Rt 5, Abilene TX. Farming
1918 Started Army service Sept 5 at Camp Travis, TX
1918 Claude's WW1 draft says that Minerva is in Pocohontas AR (Alphin from there)
1919 Ended Army service Apr 9
1920 Taylor Co, TX on Hickory St w/wife Ellie, working on streets
1920 First daughter Viola born
1921 Rooming at 1317 Beech St Abilene
1922 Second daughter Ruth born
1922 Listed as Machinist on Ruth's birth cert in Sept
1922 Started working at the Abilene Brick plant per obit
1924 listed as Leonard Orrick employee of Abilene Press Brick Co
1925 Third daughter Lucille born
1926 Woodmen certificate lapsed in January
1926 His mother Minerva died in Abilene in May
1927 Claude moves to Big Spring
1930 Son Leonard W born
193? Lived with Grandma Thomasson for a while, then moved to 802 Walnut
1931 Listed at 802 Walnut Abilene
1932 Daughter Lucille died, Oak St Methodist Church, Kiker-Knight Funeral Home
1933 Listed at 802 Walnut Abilene
1934 Daughter Dorothy born
1934 Listed as Day laborer on Dorothy's birth cert
1935 Listed at 802 Walnut Abilene
193? Worked for WPA and picked cotton during depression, lived at 8th and Pine
193? Stayed at Dallas Veterans Hospital, then returned to Abilene in 1941
1941 Returned from Dallas Veterans Hospital
1942 Died in Taylor Co TX, was working at Brick plant
1944 Wife Ellie worked as cook for Woolworth. Member of Grace Methodist
1948 Wife Ellie died, 1374 Cypress St, Abilene



Here is John Riley Arrick's family in Kaufman Co, TX, Precinct 2, Forney, June 15, 1900

Pauline has not been born yet.

Census page at bottom, Census page at top showing Claude.

Arrick, Johny, Head, b Mar 1863 in TN, 37, married 16 years, Farmer, can read/write, renting
Minerva, Wife, b June 1867 in TN, 32, married for 16 years, 4 children, 3? living
Leonard, Son, b Sept 1888 in TX, 11, at school <---------------------
Mary, Daughter, b Nov 1889 in TX, 10, at school
Claude, Son, b. Aug 1898 in TX, father and mother born in TN



Here is Minerva and her new husband James R. Alphin in Dallas with the kids. Census page
They are mistakenly written and transcribed as Alfin.

Alfin, James R, Head, 51, b in AR
Minerva B, Wife, 43, b in TN - Middle initial should be V=Viola
Leonard L, Son, 19, b in TX <---------------------
Mary R, Daughter, 17, b in TX - Mary Lee
Claude H, Son, 11, b in TX
Nannie E, Daughter, 7, b in TX



Here is Lenoard and Ellie in Taylor Co, TX, Hickory St. - Census page

Leonard Arick 29 Laborer on Streets
Ella Arick 23
Cecil L West 19 (born in OK) Cashier at Oil Co. (Don't know who he is)



Here is Leonard and family in the census in Taylor Co, TX - Census page

They are living at the Brick Plant next to Oscar Griffin's family.

Leonard L Arrick 37
Ellie M Arrick 32
Viola M Arrick 9
Ruth M Arrick 7
Lucile C Arrick 4-6/12



Research Links Printable Colors