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pressure. His funeral was held at St. Boniface Catholic Church (now St. Vincent DePaul) and burial was in the Perryville Cemetery. He and Anna had two daughters, Agnes Theresa and Eula, and they adopted Asa's daughter, Theresa Maria Poinsett - 57. Asa's son, Joseph Larkin Poinsett - 54, also lived with the family in Perryville. The social security death record states that Larkin was issued a social security number in California and he died in Arizona.

Lynn Henry Tucker - 93 lived only about 5 weeks. Lawana Marie DeRoe - 96 married a Trapp. Daughter Donna L. DeRoe - 98, married a McDonald, and another, Margie Ann

DeRoe - 99, married a Koen.

4 - Charles Francis Poinsett - 22 (1875 -

) was the seventh child of Charles and

Christina Poinsett. Other than a baptismal record at St. John's in Leopold, dated 10 Jan 1876, and listings with his parents and siblings in the Cape Girardeau Co census of 1876 and the Federal census of 1880, nothing is known of his history. My mother recalls visiting “Aunt Tess” Poinsett - 24 and seeing a portrait in her house which she thinks was that of Charles Francis and that “Aunt Tess” said he had died while still young.

4 - Ann Theresa Poinsett - 24 (1878 - 1977) (“Aunt Tess”), the eight child of Charles B. Poinsett and Christina Braamhaar, was baptized 1 Jan 1879 at St. John's in Leopold, MO. She was one of the Charles B. Poinsett children taken in by Fred and Cynthia Bramer. Aunt Tess related the story to Asa Ephraim Poinsett -56 of moving with the Bramers, when she was 13, from Jackson Co, MO, to “Sinkin' Creek” in Shannon Co. They moved by covered wagon and it took 3 months. There was an Osage Indian village 1 mile up the creek from their homestead. Tess had three husbands. She met and married Will Kness when she was 22 and they settled in Bismark, MO. Her second and third husbands, John C. Wood and Walter Wood, respectively, were cousins. She had no children. As noted above she reared Asa Ephraim Poinsett - 56.

4 - Mary Christina Poinsett - 23 (1884 - 1965) was the ninth and last child of Charles and Christina Poinsett. She was baptized 1 May 1884 in Leopold at St. John's Church; sponsors were Thomas and Rosina Poinsett, her grandparents. Her mother, Christina, died from complications attending the birth of Mary Christina. Mary Christina and her husband, Bert Barks, operated a restaurant in Cape Girardeau for many years. Their son, Fred Barks - 235,

married Ella B. Unknown (14 Aug 1902 -


I found the birth and death dates of Raymond Poinsett - 53, Fulton White - 76, Axel Olson - 77, Joseph Amstead - 71, and Max Barks - 106 in the Social Security Death Index in the LDS library records.


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