Descendants of Joshua Sikes



  Fifth Generation  



19. Charles SYKES-[6] was born in Jul 1886 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Charles was living in Independence, Kansas in 1935, at the time of his fathers (Robert Sykes) death.


Source: Newspaper Clipping of Morriltion, Ark.



Charles married Mae LASATER-[86] [MRIN:10] on 2 May 1908 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas Bookt, Page 566.



Their children were:


   41 M    i. Lasater SYKES-[88] was born about 1909.

24. Willie (Bill) SYKES-[21] was born on 20 Aug 1908 in Arkansas and died on 7 May 1966 in West Helena, Or Nettleton, Arkansas.


Bill worked for the Missouri and Pacific Railroad for years, but was fired because of his drinking. Bill and his father Vander, help keep the bootleggers in Mulberry in business. I don't remember Bill ever dating any women, but he was always a hard worker. When he wasn't working, he and his father were generally drinking or drunk. Both smoked pipes and chewed tobacco and there was enough of the wood matches around the house to keep the kids busy picking them up and playing different match stick games. Bill married Mrs. Millie Paterson after her husband was killed by a train just west of Mulberry. They moved to eastern Arkansas after Bill was let go from the railroad and was doing farm labor at the time of their death.

Bill and Millie and a couple of their children were killed in a tornado that came through the small town where they lived in an area close to West Helena, Arkansas.


Source: Paul J. Qualls son of Bill's sister Lucille "Sykes" Qualls .



Willie married Mrs. Millie PATTERSON-[72] [MRIN:22]. Mrs. was born in Arkansas and died in Arkansas.



Their children were:


   42 F    i. Ruby Sue SYKES-[73] was born in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

   43 F    ii. Lucille SYKES-[74] was born in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

25. Ruby Sue SYKES-[19] was born in 1911 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.


Ruby was a large full size lady, with a heart of gold. She would go out of her way to help anyone in need. She always told you just what she thought about any subject and didn't mind adding some harsh language or words to get her point across. Ruby and Clarence lived in the last house on the west side of main street in Mulberry, Ark. just before you get to the Railroad tracks and their daughter, Sue, still lives there.

Ruby and her sister Lucille remained in Mulberry, Ark. and raised their families , while the rest of the family moved to other city's or States.


Source: Paul J. Qualls son of Ruby's sister Lucille "Sykes" Qualls



Ruby married Clarence REEVES-[38] [MRIN:20] on 10 Jan 1931 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas, Book L, Page 219.Clarence was born in 1910 in Arkansas and died in Crawford County, Mulberry. Arkansas.



Their children were:


   44 M    i. Jim REEVES-[39] was born in 1932 in Mulberry, Arkansas.


Jim, his brother Joe, and two cousins (Don & Jerry Qualls) had swipe the ingredients for a stew from our grandmothers kitchen and was in the process of making a stew in ane old rusty one gallon bucket down behind our grandparents house, when Jim's mother Ruby walked up and caught us in the process of our cooking. We all knew that we were in for it and expected to get our rear ends thrashed, but Aunt Ruby just gave Jim a harsh rearend chewing and told him to throw out that mess and get over to their house and get a pot from the kitchen (along with the ingredients for the stew) to cook the stew and if she ever caught us trying to cook in rusty containers again, she would set all of our tails on fire with her strap.


Jim and Betty moved to Ft. Smith, Ark., and started his own Air Condition business.


Source: Paul J. Qualls 1st cousin of Jim's.



Jim married Betty YOUNG-[114] [MRIN:30]. Betty was born in Arkansas.



   45 M    ii. Joe REEVES-[40] was born in 1934 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

+ 46 F    iii. Sue REEVES-[41] was born on 20 Feb 1937 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.

26. Pauline Lucille SYKES-[20] was born on 22 Oct 1913 in Spadra, Arkansas and died on 24 May 1994 in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Pauline married Samual R. Henry QUALLS  -[78] [MRIN:21]. Samual was born on 14 May 1908 in Franklin County, Cass, Arkansas and died on 23 Jul 1990 in Roland, Oklahoma.



Their children were:


   47 M    i. Samual Donald QUALLS -[102] was born on 21 Jul 1932.

   48 M    ii. Paul Jerry QUALLS -[103] was born on 13 Feb 1934.

   49 F    iii. Barbara Faye QUALLS -[104] was born on 18 Apr 1936.

   50 F    iv. Mary Darlene QUALLS -[105] was born on 1 Jul 1938.

   51 M    v. Eldon Eugene QUALLS -[106] was born on 20 May 1944.

   52 F    vi. Roxann QUALLS -[107] was born on 25 Jul 1954.

27. Faye SYKES-[22] was born on 1 Jan 1917 in Arkansas and died on 14 Jun 1997 in Springdale, Washington County, Arkansas.


Faye was a petite person and always dressed well, she was very attractive and also had a gift for gab which seem to be a trait of the Sykes family. Faye and her husband Rudy Steele was very opposite in appearance, and people would comment they didn't see what Faye saw in Rudy. She worked for a Men's clothing store in Ft. Smith, Ark. for years and was always one of their top sales persons.

Faye is buried in the New Cemetery at Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.


Source: Paul J. Qualls son of Faye's sister Lucille "Sykey" Qualls



1. Soc Sec Num: Bef 1951, 432-14-4079 Issued In Arkansas.



Faye married Rudy STEELE-[93] [MRIN:23]. Rudy STEELE-[93] died in Arkansas.



Their children were:


+ 53 M    i. Raymond James STEELE-[94] was born about 1936.

28. Dorothy SYKES-[23] was born on 10 Mar 1919 in Johnson County, Spadra, Arkansas and died on 5 Jul 1987 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.


Dorothy lived with her husbands in or around Kansas City, Missouri until most of her children was several years old then she moved back to Mulberry where she was living when she died.


Source: Sue Marie Reeves on July 11, 1999.



Dorothy married Jeff WADE-[57] [MRIN:24].



Their children were:


   54 M    i. Pete SYKES-[55] .


Dorothy next married Jack STAMEY-[75] [MRIN:25].



Their children were:


   55 F    i. Janet Faye STAMEY -[76] .

   56 M    ii. Jack Carl "Butch" STAMEY -[77] .

   57 F    iii. Shelly Thomas STAMEY -[56] .

29. Johnny SYKES-[24] was born on 3 Aug 1920 in Arkansas and died on 5 Aug 1990 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas.


Johnny died in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas, but was buried in Kansas City, Missouri.



1. Soc Sec Num: 436-22-7865 Issued In La.



Johnny married Veda Mae WALKER-[91] [MRIN:26].



Their children were:


   58 M    i. Johnny Lee SYKES-[108] .

   59 F    ii. Brenda SYKES-[109] .


Johnny next married Jerrie UNKNOWN-[92] [MRIN:27].


30. Earl Vernon SYKES-[25] was born on 22 May 1924 in Crawford County, Mulberry, Arkansas and died on 10 Sep 1986 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.


The family called Earl, Vernon and he is buried in the New Cemetery at Mulberry, Arkansas. His S/S # was 430-42-7765.

The night that Vernon and Lois was to get married, our whole family, & Vernon & Lois was at Rudy & Faye Steele (Vernon's sister) and Rudy told the story about when a friend of his got married, he ask the preacher how much he owed him for marring him. The preacher said that he didn't charge anything, but he could give him just whatever he thought it was worth. The guy pulled a large red apple out of his pocket, handed it to the preacher and ask the preacher to cut it in half and he would be by later for half of it. We all went to Alma, Ark. where Vernon & Lois got married. As soon as the preacher finish, Vernon ask the preacher what he owed him, Rudy handed Vernon a big red apple and told him to give it to the preacher for marring them, Vernon & Lois both was embarrassed.


One of the things I remember about Vernon was he loved to drive a car or truck (truck driving was what he did for a living) He had to show off how well his car would start and how quickly he could jump in his car and speed off. One day he was parked in front of our house and Don & I hooked one of those car bombs to the spark plug so that whenever you start the car it would set off the bomb with a loud whistle and a lot of smoke. When Vernon jumped into his car, by the time he hit the starter, he was in forward movement as soon as it started and when that bombe went off, he bailed out of that car just a cussing. Fortunately, the engine stalled and did no damage to his car, but Uncle Vernon was upset to no end and embarrassed because he thought his car had blown up.


Source: Paul J. Qualls, nephew of Vernon



1. Soc Sec Num: 430-42-7765 Issued In Arkansas.



Earl married Lois HAYS-[52] [MRIN:28]. Lois was born on 22 Jul 1929 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas and died in Feb 1994 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.



 

1. Soc Sec Num: 429-09-8145 Issued In Arkansas.




Their children were:


   60 F    i. Trinket SYKES-[53] .

   61 M    ii. Earl SYKES Jr-[54] .

31. Robert (Junior) SYKES-[26] was born about 1925 in Arkansas.


Robert was called Junior by all of his family, when he left home, he moved to Kansas City, Missouri and married Ruth. They have two boys, both of which work for Saturn in Tennessee. Junior has a farm outside of Kansas City, Mo. and raised cattle for years. Although, Junior is still alive today, (Sept. 28. 2000) he is in poor health.

I have contacted Junior for information on the family, but he just don't remember any of the Sykes family and stated that the only one he remember ever visiting with them was Oscar.


Source: Paul J. Qualls son of Junior's sister Lucille "Sykes" Qualls .



Robert married Ruth "Ruthie" UNKNOWN-[95] [MRIN:29] in Mar 1955 in Missouri.



Their children were:


   62 M    i. Unknown SYKES-[112] .

   63 M    ii. Unknown SYKES-[113] .

32. Roy O. SYKES-[11] was born in Dec 1898 in Arkansas and died in 1961 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Roy O. is buried in the Oakland Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



Roy married Sallie MOSS-[29] [MRIN:14] on 19 Jan 1919 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas, Book V, Page 606. Sallie was born in 1902 in Arkansas and died in 1991 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



Their children were:


   64 M    i. Clark SYKES-[193] .

33. Ralph SYKES-[12] was born on 2 Apr 1900 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas, died on 15 Feb 1976 and was buried in 1976 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.


Ralph married Sue ADKINS -[43] [MRIN:15], daughter of Ezra ADKINS -[44] and Unknown, on 24 Jun 1926 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas. Sue was born on 19 Feb 1903 and died on 30 Dec 1993 in Clarksville, Arkansas.



Their children were:


   65 F    i. Sue Ann SYKES-[194] .

   66 F    ii. Sandra SYKES-[195] .


Sandra married Bobbie SIMMONS-[196] [MRIN:77].



   67 M    iii. Ralph Jr SYKES-[161] 1 was born on 6 Aug 1927 and died on 9 Nov 1958.

+ 68 M    iv. Tommy Adkins SYKES-[157] 1 was born on 12 Mar 1931 and died on 26 Mar 1972.

+ 69 M    v. David Allen SYKES-[187] was born on 31 Oct 1940 in Clarksville, AR.

34. John Raymond SYKES-[142] 1 was born on 20 Jun 1902 in Coal Hill, AR, died on 30 Sep 1970 in Heavener OK and was buried in 1970 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.


 

1. Occupation. Railroad



John married Reba Hamsey DALTON-[143] [MRIN:60] in 1926 in OK. Reba was born on 16 Dec 1908, died on 26 Jan 1985 and was buried in 1985 in Oakland Cemetery, Clarksville, AR.




Their children were:


+ 70 F    i. Marilyn SYKES-[180] was born on 26 Nov 1926 in Picher, OK.

+ 71 F    ii. Reba Ray SYKES-[182] was born on 2 Mar 1929.

+ 72 F    iii. Shirley Ruth SYKES-[181] was born on 18 Jun 1931 in Tulsa, OK.

+ 73 M    iv. Raymond Duane SYKES-[144] 1 was born on 13 Feb 1933 in Tulsa, OK.

   74 F    v. Celia Gail SYKES-[183] was born on 14 Mar 1935 and died on 15 Sep 1995 in Houston, TX.


Celia married Charles CULBERSON -[230] [MRIN:91].



Celia next married Bruce JACOBS -[231] [MRIN:92].



Celia next married Warren JOHNSTON -[232] [MRIN:93].


+ 75 M    vi. Frankie Claude SYKES-[179] was born on 3 Oct 1937.

   76 F    vii. Ida Ann SYKES-[233] was born on 14 Feb 1941 in Clarksville, AR and died on 2 Mar 1941 in Clarksville, AR.

+ 77 M    viii. Koen Dalton SYKES-[184] was born on 17 Feb 1944 in Ft. Smith, AR.

+ 78 F    ix. Mary Nell SYKES-[178] was born on 3 Sep 1946.

37. Mimmie Mae SYKES-[16] was born about 1910 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Mimmie married John MEACHUM -[46] [MRIN:18].



Their children were:


   79 F    i. Doris MEACHUM -[234] .


Doris married BRACE-[235] [MRIN:94].



38. James Voyle SYKES-[45] was born on 5 Oct 1911 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died on 26 Apr 1981.


James married Stella UNKNOWN-[47] [MRIN:33].



Their children were:


   80 F    i. Jimmie Rae SYKES-[48] was born on 26 Mar 1936 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died on 20 Apr 1936 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Jimmie Rae is buried in the Hays Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.



   81 F    ii. Stella Mae SYKES-[49] was born on 26 Mar 1936 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas and died on 26 Mar 1936 in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.


Stella Mae is buried in the Hays Chapel Cemetery in Johnson County, Clarksville, Arkansas.




James next married Lorene UNKNOWN-[162] [MRIN:66]. Lorene was born on 26 Jan 1916 and died on 8 Sep 1984 in Clarksville, AR.



Their children were:


   82 M    i. Maxie Va SYKES-[163] 1 was born on 2 Jan 1946 and died on 26 Aug 1987.

   83 F    ii. Emma Jane SYKES-[237] .

   84 F    iii. Mary Lorene SYKES-[238] .


James next married Stella UNKNOWN-[236] [MRIN:95].





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