Octa H. Hector

Octa H. Hector

Female 1895 - 1936  (40 years)

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  • Name Octa H. Hector  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Born 2 Oct 1895  Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 8 Jan 1936  Selma, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 11 Jan 1936  Kingsburg, Fresno, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Kingsburg Cemetery
    Person ID I5176  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father John William Hector,   b. 30 Dec 1870, Allenville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1905  (Age 34 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Louella Summerlin,   b. 30 Apr 1875, Allenville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1936, Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Aug 1894  Allenville, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • Marriage date comes from a newspaper clipping I personally copied. There was no identifying information on the clipping, other than a handwritten date of "Aug 21 -- 74."
      80 YEARS AGO
      AUGUST 16, 1894
      Married at Allenville, Mo., on Sunday, August 12, 1894, Mr. John Hector and Miss Lou Summerlin, Rev. C. B. Ford, officiating.
    Family ID F1809  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Linus H. Roberts,   b. Abt 1891, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1976  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Children 
     1. William Dorris Roberts,   b. Abt 1915, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1983  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. Dorothy Roberts  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F1820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Oct 1895 - Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jan 1936 - Selma, Fresno, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jan 1936 - Kingsburg, Fresno, California, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Tia Juana Limited
    Tia Juana Limited
    L to R: Doris Roberts, Gertrude Baker, [Dorothy Baker?], Linus Roberts, Dorothy Roberts, and Octa Hector Roberts

    Catoctin Clarion (Mechanicstown, Maryland)
    6 July 1905 [via Newspapers.com]
    "From San Diego to Tia Juana

    Every tourist that comes to San Diego devotes one day of his sojourn in this sunny clime to a trip tp Tia Juana which in spanish signifies 'Aunt Jane.'

    [A 2 hour train ride took them to the Mexican border, as the company didn't have permission to lay tracks across.]

    ...After leaving the cars all the passengers got into two stages each drawn by four horses and rode across the valley to Tia Juana..."
    Octa and Linus Roberts
    Octa and Linus Roberts
    Two of the children are likely Doris and Dorothy Roberts.
    Octa and Linus Roberts
    Octa and Linus Roberts
    Child is either Doris or Dorothy.

    Documents
    Family Record from the Hector Bible
    Family Record from the Hector Bible
    Family Record from the John W. Hector Family Bible. (Received from Bonnie in January 2021. Image taken by S. Lincecum at that time.)

  • Notes 
    • *It is said, "Octa was going through the change of life so they ended up putting her in an asylum and that is where she ended up dying."

      - Southeast Missourian (Missouri)
      Funeral Rites Set For Selma Woman
      Selma (Fresno Co) Jan 10 - Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the chapel of the Byrne Funeral Parlor here for Mrs. Octo Roberts, 40, who died Wednesday in a Selma sanitarium. Rev. Joseph H Clark of Coalinga will officiate.

      Mrs Roberts was born in Missouri. She is survivved by her husband, Linus H Roberts; a son, William and a daughter, Dorothy, all of Selma.

  • Sources 
    1. [S907] Lincecum, Charley and Georgia, Family Bible, Passed to Stephanie Lincecum (December 2016) from Michael Lincecum, grandson of Charley and Georgia Lincecum.

    2. [S1330] Kingsburg Cemetery (Kingsburg, Fresno County, California), Grave Markers, Image of tombstone by Romi (2016) via FindAGrave memorial #157324508 -- Octa Roberts.

    3. [S1332] 1900 Census of United States, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Welch Township, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 30, sheet no. 4B, dwellings 71 & 73, families 74 & 76, John T. Hector & Wm. J. Hector households, accessed October 2019.

    4. [S1373] 1910 Census of United States, Missouri, Cape Girardeau, Welch Township, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 32, sheet no. 2A, dwellings 19 & 21, families 19 & 21, Lasarus J. Summerlin & Jonathan E. Jones households, accessed 2019.

    5. [S1329] Southeast Missourian, Missouri (online archive), "Funeral Rites Set for Selma Woman," accessed 15 October 2019, name of interest: Mrs. Octo Roberts.

    6. [S957] Missouri County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991, John W. Hector m. Lou Ella Summerlin 12 August 1894 at Allenville, Cape Girardeau County.