29 April 2014

Dempsey Boyd Trotter Facundus (1899-1960), part 1

Dempsey Boyd Facundus is a mystery in some ways.  I am not sure I will ever find all the answers. Here are documents I have found in order of chronology.

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The 1900 U.S. Census has Dempsey B. Trotter in Greensburg, St. Helena, Louisiana in the family of William and Nancy (Narmie) Trotter. He is listed as 'son'. His age is listed as 7/12. The census was taken on June 6th so his birth date listed fits a November birth date, however the census has him being born October 1899 in Louisiana. Both of his parents were also born in Louisiana.

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The 1910 U.S. Census has Demsy Troter in Kern County, California with Walter and Kate Facunduz (Facunduz). He is listed as 'Boarder'. His age is listed as 9, since the census was taken on September 12 this also fits a November birth date. The census taker lists his and his parents birthplaces as unknown. He attended school in 1909.


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His 12 September 1918 World War I Draft registration card has him living in McKittrick, Kern County, California. His signature on the card reads Dempsey Boyd Facundus. His birth date is listed as 16 July 1899 making him 19 on the paperwork. His occupation is listed as Oil Worker for the Standard Oil Company. His Nearest relative is listed as Mrs. Kate Facundus, 'Aunt' living in Taft, Kern, California. He is medium height and build with blue eyes and dark hair.


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The 1920 U.S. Census has Dempsey Facundus in McKittrick, Kern County, California,  a boarder in a residence with four other boarders. His age is listed as 21 and he is single. Since the census was taken on January 29th he would actually be a year younger. He can read and write. He and his parents were all born in Louisiana. His occupation is listed as Oil Worker at St Oil.

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His 28 November 1925 Marriage License and Certificate has his name as Dempsey Boyd Facundus native of Louisiana, age 25. This age is accurate because it is five days after his 25th birthday. He is listed as a resident of Long Beach, Orange County, California. His wife is listed as Minnie Catherina a native of Arkansas, age 18, resident of Long Beach, Orange, California. The License was issued 27 November 1925 and the wedding was preformed 28 November 1925 in Santa Ana, Orange, California.

1926 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 1519 E. 10th Street in Long Beach, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minnie G. Facundus.

1927 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 421 Rose Pl. Street in Long Beach, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus.

1930 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 1919 Alamitos Ave. Street in Long Beach, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus.


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The 1930 U.S. Census has Dempsey Facundus (Denprey Facgundas) in Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, as head of household. He rents his home, he is age 30 and is listed as 26 at age of first marriage. He was born in Louisiana and his parents were both born in Indiana. His occupation is listed as Rotary man at Ext?? Oil Fields. He is enumerated with his wife Minerva and son Edward ages 22 and 2 4/12.

1935 City Directory has Dempsey Facundus living at 55 Lincoln in Fresno, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva Facundus.

1936 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 55 Lincoln in Fresno, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva Facundus.

1935 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 76 Buchanan in Fresno, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva Facundus.

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A 21-26 April 1937 Passenger and Crew List for the S.S. Carabobo shows Dempsey B Facundus traveled roundtrip from New York to San Juan, Puerto Rico thru to La Guaira, Venezuela. Lists his birth date as 23 December 1899 in Greensburg La.

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A 12-17 May 1939 Passenger and Crew List for the S.S. Uruguay shows Dempsey Facundus traveled roundtrip from Trinidad to New York. Lists his place of birth Guinsburg La. on 12 December 1899. His address is listed as 3213 Calla Rosebus St. Santa Barbara, Cal.

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The 1940 U.S. Census has Dempsey B Facundus in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, as an absent head of household. He is age 40, born in Louisiana. In 1935 he lived in Coalinga, Fresno, California. His occupation is listed as Oil Driller and he did this job all of last year. He is enumerated with wife Minerva and sons Edward and William.

1941 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 450 Paseo Del Descanso in Santa Barbara, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus.

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A 21-29 July 1941 Passenger and Crew List for the Motorship Gulfwing shows Dempsey Boyd Facundus traveled roundtrip from Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela to Philadelphia, Pa. Lists his place of birth Greensburg, Louisiana on 23 December 1899. His address is listed as Box 16, Galeta, California.

1942 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 450 Paseo Del Descanso in Santa Barbara, California. His occupation is an Oil Worker. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus.

1956 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 5757 Armitos Ave in Santa Barbara, California. His occupation sanitarian at the Goleta Sanitary District. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus. Also listed on the page are his sons Edward, a well driller, and William, an attendant at the Goleta Service Station, and their wives.

1957 City Directory has Dempsey B Facundus living at 5757 Armitos Ave in Santa Barbara, California. His occupation is an employee at the Goleta Sanitary District. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus. Also listed on the page are his sons Edward, a well driller, and William, an attendant at the Goleta Service Station, and their wives.

1958 City Directory has Dempsey Facundus living at 120f Magnolia in Santa Barbara, California. His occupation is an employee at the Goleta Sanitary District. His spouse is Minerva Facundus. Also listed on the page are his sons Edward (Don B.), a mechanic, and William L., an attendant at the Goleta Service Station, and their wives.

1959 City Directory has Dempsey D Facundus living at 70 Tecolote Ave in Santa Barbara, California. His occupation is an inspector at the Goleta Sanitary District. His spouse is Minerva G Facundus. Also listed on the page is his son William L., an attendant at the Goleta Service Station, and his wife.

The California Death Index lists Dempsey B Facundus. His Social Security Number is 546-03-9678. His birth date is listed as 20 November 1899, in Louisiana. His death date is 14 July 1960, in Santa Barbara.

Find-A-Grave record #68127864 shows Dempsey Boyd Facundus, birth November 23, 1899 in Livingston Parish, Louisiana; death July 14 1960 in Santa Barbara, California. There is also a link to his wife, Minerva Genieve Catherina Laskey. He is buried in the Calvary Cemetery in Santa Barbara.