Jess Herbert Warren




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Born in Steele, MO

Jan 12 1885

Jess' WW1 draft record states his birthday is Jan 12, 1885.

All census records state Jess was born in Missouri.

Jess' SS application states he was born in Steele, Pemiscot, Missouri. It also says he was born Jan 12, 1885.

His death certificate agrees with the date, and states place of birth simply as Missouri.

Jess WW2 states his year of birth as 1894. However, everything else is an exact match. There is one census that also lists him as being 10 years younger than his actual age. I'm unsure why he was trying to pass himself off as younger... or if it was just mistakes.

lives in Pemiscot, MO


I believe Jess is living with his aunt and uncle in 1900, in Pemiscot MO.

Marries Louvenia Lipscomb

6 July 1902

I believe that his parents either 1.. sent him away or 2... died by 1900. Because in 1900 I found who I believe is him living with his aunt and uncle. About that time Venia's parents moved her to Missouri. Jess and Venia run off to Arkansas to marry in 1902. They obviously move back to Missouri, as Helen was born there. But they moved to Arkansas some time between Helen's birth and Rosebud's birth.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 about Venie Lipscomb
Name: Venie Lipscomb
Gender: Female
Residence: Yarbro, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Jessie Warren
Spouse's Gender: Male
Spouse's Residence: Arkansas
Marriage Date: 6 Jul 1902
Event Type: Marriage Bond
FHL Film Number: 1302501

Daughter Helen born in MO

7 May 1905

Moves to Nettleton

June 1905 - 1 Jan 1909

Sometime between Helen's birth and Rosebud's birth, Jess moves his family to Nettleton, AR.

daughter Rosebud born in AR

25 Jan 1909

lives in Nettleton, AR


1910 United States Federal Census about James H Warran
Name: James H Warran
Age in 1910: 25
Birth Year: abt 1885
Birthplace: Missouri
Home in 1910: Nettleton, Craighead, Arkansas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Venia Warran
Father's Birthplace: Missouri
Mother's Birthplace: Missouri

son Jesse born in AR

22 Sept 1913

in Jail in Craighead, AR


U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Jess Warren
Name: Jess Warren
County: Craighead
State: Arkansas
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1885
Race: White

Divorce from Louvenia

24 Aug 1922

I have their divorce records. Louvenia's grounds for divorce were abandonment.

lives in Gibson, TN


1930 United States Federal Census about Jess Warren
Name: Jess Warren
Gender: Male
Birth Year: abt 1893
Birthplace: Missouri
Race: White
Home in 1930: Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri
Map of Home: View Map
Marital Status: Divorced
Relation to Head of House: Lodger
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Birthplace: Illinois

lives in Whiteville, AR


1940 United States Federal Census about Jesse Warren
Name: Jesse Warren
Respondent: Yes
Age: 46
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1894
Gender: Male
Race: White
Birthplace: Missouri
Marital Status: Widowed
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Whiteville, Jefferson, Arkansas
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Farm: Yes
Inferred Residence in 1935: Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri
Residence in 1935: Poplar Bluff, Butler, Missouri
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 7A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 119
Occupation: Water Carrier
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 2
Attended School or College: No
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 1st year
Duration of Unemployment: 12
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 30
Income: 300
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:

Name Age
Jesse Warren 46

lives in Turlock, Stanislaus, California


Jess states that the person who will always know his address is Hollingshead. He was living with a Hollingshead in 1930.

U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 about Jess Herbert Warren
Name: Jess Herbert Warren
Birth Date: 12 Jan 1894
Birth Place: Steel, Missouri
Residence: Stan, California
Race: White

Marries Molly Mealer

1942 - 1955

Unsure of when or where they married, but they remained married until Jess' death. She is listed as his "only survivor" in his obituary.

There is no marriage record for Jess and Mollie from 1949-1956 in Stanislaus County, CA.

Moves to Madera Co, CA


According to his obit in 1956, he had lived in Chowchilla for 13 years.

Death in Chowchilla California

25 Feb 1956

I have both his death certificate and his obituary.