Lonnie Remus (Reamous) JENNINGS
Florence KIDD

Husband:  Lonnie Remas (Reamous) JENNINGS
Birth:  14 Aug 1888, Zeta, Stoddard Co., Missouri
Death:  4 Jul 1917, Fisk, Butler Co., Missouri
Burial:  Jul 1917, Ash Hill Cemetery, Fisk, Butler Co., Missouri     (pic)
Father: Augustus Jonas "A. J." JENNINGS
Mother:
Izora BORLAND

Marriage: 3 Jan 1909, Bloomfield, Stoddard Co., Missouri

Wife: Florence KIDD
Birth: 10 Apr 1888, Kentucky
Death:  27 Sep 1965, St. Louis, St. Louis Co., Missouri
Burial:  Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Boone Co., Indiana     (pic)
Father:  William KIDD
Mother:

Children - Marriage-1:
1. Cecil Rudolph JENNINGS, b: 8 Sep 1910, Avert, Stoddard Co., Missouri
2. Curtis Eugene JENNINGS, b: 30 Oct 1911, Swinton, Stoddard Co., Missouri
3. Elmer JENNINGS, b: 1914, Stoddard Co., Missouri
4. Thomas Russell JENNINGS
(Simpson), b: 10 Sep 1915, Stoddard Co., Missouri
                                                           d: 27 Aug 1989, Show Low, Navajo Co., Arizona

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Notes:
Lonnie and Florence were only married eight years when he died. 

Lonnie's date of birth is stated as Aug 1888 on the 1900 Census and 14 Aug 1888 on his Draft Registration, but his death certificate lists his birth date of 5 Jul 1890 which seems to be incorrect.

Shortly after his death, Florence moved to Bloomfield, Missouri, to live with her brother, Thomas Kidd.  She took in laundry for a while until she had a nervous breakdown.  Her four children were then taken away from her and put in the county "poor farm". 

The oldest, Cecil, was passed around from farm to farm, but mainly lived with a man named Buck Hooper.  He was used as a slave child until he was old enough to be on his own.  Curtis was, at first, taken in by a single woman who tried to make a proper gentleman out of him until she became involved with a man who did not want any part of someone else's kid and sent Curtis back to the "poor farm" .  Curtis was then taken in by his uncle, Jesse Jennings and stayed there until he joined the Army.

The two younger boys, Elmer and Tommy, were both adopted by local families.  Tommy was adopted by a family named Simpson.  Elmer was taken in by a family named Edwards but not officially adopted.

When Florence married James Miller, she was able to take her children back for a short while but then later gave them up.

1920 Federal Census Data (T625_964, Page 22A), Pike Township, Stoddard Co., Missouri,
                                                                                  Enumeration District: 215, Enumeration Date: 24-Feb-1920, Family #433

 NAME

Relation

Rent
Own

Sex

Col.

Age

M/S
W/D

Yr.
Imm

In
Sch

 R /
W

POB

Fa.
POB

Mo.
POB

Occupation

 MILLER, James

 Head

R

M

W

42

M

 

 

N

MO

MO

IN

 Timber Cutter

              Florence

 Wife

 

F

W

29

M

 

 

N

MO

MO

MO

 None

              May

 Daughter

 

F

W

9

M

 

 X

N

MO

MO

MO

 None

              Cecil

 S Son

 

M

W

8

M

 

 X

N

MO

MO

MO

 None

              Curtis

 S Son

 

M

W

7

M

 

 X

N

MO

MO

MO

 None

              Elmer

 S Son

 

M

W

5

M

 

 

N

MO

MO

MO

 None

              Thomas

 S Son

 

M

W

4y4m

M

 

 

N

MO

MO

MO

 None

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Sources:
1) Marriage: Marriage Records of Stoddard County, Missouri, Book 10, Page 181
2) Death - Husband: Stoddard County Missouri Vital Statistics - Deaths, State Cert. #17-24593