Pauline Ethel Arrick

Last updated Jul 28, 2011

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Pauline Ethel Arrick (1903-1973)

Father: John Riley Arrick
Mother: Minerva Viola Harrison
Born: 13 Apr 1903 in Crandall, Kaufman Co, TX, No birth record found
Married (1): Roscoe Calvin Ashley 1917, marriage cert
    Haney Lee (Son) (1919-1991), Married Emma Louise Haynes
    Claude Harrison (Bud) (1922-1994), Married Elizabeth Howard
Career: Unknown
Married: to other(s) - no info
Married: Jesse J. Smith - obit
Died: 30 Sep 1973 in Houston TX death record
Buried: Greenoaks Memorial, Baton Rouge, LA Grave photo
Obit: Houston Chronicle, October 2, 1973, section 4, p.27:
Mrs. Pauline Ethel Smith, 70 of 6500 Rookin, died Sunday. Survivors: Sons, Claude Harrison Ashley, Trinidad H. L. Ashley, Fort Worth. Services 1 p.m. Wednesday, Earthman Southwest Chapel. Remains to Baton Rouge, La. For entombment in the Greenlawn Mausoleum 11:30 a.m.Thursday. Earthman Southwest Funerals, 6700 Ferris, Bellaire, 667-6505.


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Miracle Picture

On Sept 24th, 2007, the archives at the Forney library were moved to the Kaufman library to improve access. During the move, an envelope of pictures fell out and one of the pictures had "Ethel Arrick" written on it. Kathey Hunt noticed this name and contacted us. There appears to be no other pictures of Arricks in the archives. Since Ethel (Pauline) was born in April 1903, this picture was probably taken in 1904. Now, who would have a single picture of an Arrick? Possibly an Alphin family member, or a Nall family member?

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

Pauline had 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


Birth: Apr 13, 1903 in Crandall, Kaufman Co, TX.

There has been no birth certificate found for Pauline. Her death certificate says 1903.



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 <---- This is Pauline Ethel


Marriage to Roscoe Calvin Ashley

Roscoe (1898-1965) is the son of George Lee Ashley and Sarah Bell Estell. A large Ashley family lived and farmed in the Soda Springs area of Parker County TX.

This marriage occured approximately 1918 but no marriage record has been found.

They were probably married in Parker county.

I don't know why Pauline was in Parker county. Her brother Leonard L. moved west towards Abilene and worked at a brick plant. The area where Roscoe lived also had a large brick plant where he worked, so there might be a connection somehow.

Roscoe is buried in Soda Springs cemetery in Parker County TX. We've heard he was married several times from one source, but heard he never married and cared for his sick mother from another source.



Here is the Ashley family in Parker County TX Pct 5, dist 74 - Census page

Roscoe C Ashley 22
Ethel N Ashley 17 <--- Pauline
Haney L Ashley 11/12
Manervia Alphin 54 <--- Pauline's mother



Here is Pauline and her 2 children in Fort Worth TX - Census page

They are living with Frank C Morgan (36 and his sister Tena Duncan?) - Have no idea who they are.

Pauline Ashley 26
Henry Ashley 11 (Haney Lee)
C H Ashley 7 (Claude Harrison - Bud)


Death 30 Sep 1973 in Houston TX

Pauline died 30 Sep 1973 in Houston TX at the Golden Age Manor.
Her husband Jesse J. Smith had died in 1959 and was buried in Baton Rouge LA.
She was moved to Baton Rouge to be buried. Grave photo

Her father's name is listed as Junha Arrick - this probably was intended to be Johnny Arrick.

Her health problems were respiratory related, just like her brothers and sister.



Pauline had 2 children by Roscoe Ashley as far as I know.

Haney Lee Ashley
Was in the Navy, then ran a Dry Cleaners
Married Emma L. Haynes
1 daughter

Claude Harrison Ashley
Worked for an "Oil Company"
Married Elisabeth L. Howard
3 daughters, 2 sons

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