The Family Helps Out

Innis Family Tree

Whooohoooo – a family member has gotten in touch and is now helping out! Kate (not her real name) is a descendant of Thomas Ballard Innis and Loula Roberts, and lucky for me, a fellow researcher. Kate recently contacted me and is willing to share some of her evidence concerning the family. She has cleared up a few of my questions and I’ll cover those now.

Thomas Ballard Innis and Lula Roberts married on 2 January 1903 in Grayson County, Texas.1 Notice that she spells her name as Lula not Loula.

Also provided was a Certificate of Birth from Texas for Edith Sally Innis, born 2 December 1905.2 This is a record of birth that includes the affidavits attesting to the birth. Grayson County, Texas, did not register births before 1906 so there was no “original” birth certificate. This birth is sworn to by her mother Lula C. Prescott (Lula’s last marriage).

Edith first married Harold W. Perry on 13 April 1924 in Denver, Colorado.3 They divorced within a few years.
Edith next married Dr. Ralph Cowles – they eventually divorced.
Edith’s last marriage was to Royal R. Griffith.

I can’t thank Kate enough for the information she is providing – there will be more to come in future posts. I’m really looking forward to working with her.

1. Grayson, Texas, marriage certificate (2 Jan 1903), T. B. Innis-Lula Roberts; Privately Held.
2. Grayson, Texas, birth certificate no. date of birth 2 Dec 1905 (cert. issued 1957)), Edith Sally Innis.
3. Denver, Colorado, Marriage License, 98016, Harold W. Perry-Edith Innis, Married 13 Apr 1924.

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