Vance, Augusta Amanda

Birth Name Vance, Augusta Amanda
Nick Name Gussie
Gender female
Age at Death 61 years, 3 months, 19 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1894-07-29 Alvarado, Jackson, Texas, USA Birth of Vance, Augusta Amanda
 
Death 1955-11-17 Norwalk, Los Angeles, California, USA Death of Vance, Augusta Amanda
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Vance, Benjamin Hill
Mother Hoffman, Ida Leonora
    Sister     Vance, Sarah Elizabeth
    Sister     Vance, Suvanah
    Sister     Vance, Lucy Mary
         Vance, Augusta Amanda
    Brother     Vance, Boyd Merle
    Sister     Vance, Elizabeth
    Sister     Vance, Vera Morgan
    Brother     Vance, James William
    Sister     Vance, Cora Mae
    Brother     Vance, Paul Adam
    Brother     Vance, Benjamin Hill Jr.
    Brother     Vance, Grover Walker
    Brother     Vance, Francis Marion

Families

    Family of Lowrey, John Turner and Vance, Augusta Amanda
Married Husband Lowrey, John Turner
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1911-08-08 Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA Marriage of Lowrey, John and Augusta
 
  Children
  1. Lowrey, Deward Archie
  2. Lowrey, John Merle
  3. Lowrey, Rebecca Benicia
    Family of Castor, Arthur Lee and Vance, Augusta Amanda
Married Husband Castor, Arthur Lee
  Children
  1. Castor, Bette Jean
    Family of Wolford, Osce and Vance, Augusta Amanda
Married Husband Wolford, Osce

Media

Narrative

After the divorce between Grandma Vance Lowrey & John Turner Lowrey, Deward and Merle lived with their father in Riverside while Rebecca lived with her mother, “Gussie” in Escondido.  The reason for the divorce according to Rebecca’s mother was, “he was lazy”.  Her mother was working in the fields in Benicia, California when Rebecca was born, returning back to the field shortly after and later she worked in the ship yards during World War II.  She was a riveter during the war.  Rebecca said her father was not abusive; her mother just became tried of working all the time.

John’s 2nd marriage was to Aries Bessinger.  They lived in Mentone out of Redlands.  They had 4 children.  Rebecca doesn’t remember much about John & Aries children, but they were nice kids.  She remembers that George was the oldest and Margaret was the first to die. The other two were Bill & Dorothy.  Dorothy married a man by the name of
Love.

After John & Grandma Vance divorced, Aunt Lucy, Aunt Morgan, Aunt Elizabeth and Grandma Vance, along with Uncle Buster all worked in the packing house in Escondido packing oranges.  Rebecca said she also worked in the packing house in her early 20’s. - From the memories of Rebecca Lowrey Wooliscroft from Arlene Teller Duncan

Family Map

Family Map

Pedigree

  1. Vance, Benjamin Hill
    1. Hoffman, Ida Leonora
      1. Vance, Grover Walker
      2. Vance, Sarah Elizabeth
      3. Vance, Suvanah
      4. Vance, Lucy Mary
      5. Vance, Augusta Amanda
        1. Lowrey, John Turner
          1. Lowrey, Deward Archie
          2. Lowrey, John Merle
          3. Lowrey, Rebecca Benicia
        2. Castor, Arthur Lee
          1. Castor, Bette Jean
        3. Wolford, Osce
      6. Vance, Boyd Merle
      7. Vance, Elizabeth
      8. Vance, Vera Morgan
      9. Vance, James William
      10. Vance, Cora Mae
      11. Vance, Paul Adam
      12. Vance, Benjamin Hill Jr.
      13. Vance, Francis Marion

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