Wilson Lavert Avent, Sr.

Wilson Lavert Avent, Sr.

Male 1895 - 1994  (99 years)

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  • Name Wilson Lavert Avent 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 17 Mar 1895  Carrollton Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jul 1994 
    Buried Dreamland Cemetery, Canyon, TX. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1993  avefamily
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2009 

    Father George Washington Avent,   b. 24 Jan 1844, Lafayette Co., MS Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 May 1933  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Mary Rebecca Wilson,   b. 7 Jun 1853,   d. 17 Aug 1932, Canyon, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Photos
    Avent, George Washington and wife Mary Rebecca Wilson (of MS).
    Avent, George Washington and wife Mary Rebecca Wilson (of MS).
    Avent, George Washington (of MS)'s children.
    Avent, George Washington (of MS)'s children.
    Family ID F620  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Willie Hugh Currie,   bur. Dreamland Cemetery, Canyon, TX. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 15 Sep 1915 
    Children 
    +1. Wilson Lavert Avent, Jr.,   b. 1917, TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1964  (Age 47 years)
    +2. Mary Jo Avent
    +3. Paul Donnell Avent
    +4. Robert B. Avent
    +5. Martha Jean Avent,   b. 28 Aug 1929, Randall Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Juanita Avent,   b. 15 Nov 1930, Canyon, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. George W Avent,   b. 14 May 1938, Canyon, TX Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Avent, Wilson Lavert (1895-1994, Carrolton Co., TX): WWI Draft Registration form
    Avent, Wilson Lavert (1895-1994, Carrolton Co., TX): WWI Draft Registration form

  • Notes 
    • From granddaughter Brenda Paschel, 10/19/2007:

      "My grandfather's full name is Wilson Lavert Avent Sr. He was born March 17, 1895. He married Willie Hugh "Peggy" Currie in Sept. 1915. Grandad died on July 14, 1994 and is buried in Dreamland Cemetery, Canyon, TX. Grandean died in October, 1985 and is buried in the same cemetery.

      Grandad and Grandean lived in Canyon all of their married lives until Grandean had to be moved to a nursing home in Amarillo. After she died, Grandad continued to live in Canyon until a couple of years before he died. He had moved to the Clairmont Retirement Home in Amarillo.

      Grandad was very healthy until he was about 95 when he had knee replacement surgery and it just seems after that he had a few things here and there that happened. He fell about 9 months before he died and broke some ribs. He just never really recovered, but he was 99!!!! Grandad could tell you stories about his childhood, his children, etc.... up until then. If only I could be that blessed! Grandean died when she was 86 years old and her mind was not too good at that time. They were married, I believe, 69 years when Grandean died. I think they were just shy of 70 yrs together.

      When Grandad moved to the Clairmont, I used to stop by to see him after work weekly. I would have to call and tell him when I was coming because he would never be in his room. Grandad could always be found in the game room playing dominoes. I would sit and watch until he was finished and found it funny that he would tell someone at the table what dominoes to play because he seemed to know what the other person had in their hand because he had played dominoes for that long. I have lots of fond memories of my grandparents because I did not know my mother's parents. They died before I was born."
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      Texas Birth Index: (name, birthdate, gender, birth co., father, mother)

      Cleta Maxine Avent, 31 Aug 1939,Female, Randall Wilson Lavert Avent JR.,Mildred Doretta Lowe
      George W Avent,14 May 1938, Male,Randall,Wilson Lavert Avent,Willie Hugh Currie
      Juanita Avent,15 Nov 1930,Female,Randall,Wilson Lavert Avent,Willie Hugh Currie
      Martha Jean Avent,28 Aug 1929,Female,Randall,Wilson Lavert Avent,Willie Hugh Currie
      Wes Keenan Avent,30 Jul 1975,Male,Moore,Wilson Lavert Avent, III,Rene Marie Hendrix
      Wilson Lavert III Avent,25 Apr 1951,Male,Potter,Wilson Lavert Avent JR.,Mildred Dora Lowe
      Wilson Lavert IV Avent,10 Mar 1974,Male,Moore,Wilson Lavert Avent, III,Rene Marie Hendrix

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      Per WWI draft, registration form (1917): living in Craig, CO, married with baby, working as farmer
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      1910 census, Hamilton, TX:

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Lavert Avent
      Age in 1910: 15
      Estimated birth year: abt 1895
      Birthplace: Texas
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's name: Geo W
      Father's Birth Place: Mississippi
      Mother's name: Mary R
      Mother's Birth Place: Mississippi
      Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Hamilton, Texas
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Gender: Male

      Household Members:

      Name Age
      Geo W Avent 66
      Mary R Avent 56
      Maggie Avent 34
      Gladys Avent 18
      Lavert Avent 15
      Winfield S Bassett 48
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      1920 census, Taylor Co., TX:

      Avent, W. L., Head, 25, b. TX, both parents b. MS
      Willie, wife, 21, b. TX, both parents b. TX
      Wilson L., son, 2 8/12, b. TX
      Mary, daughter, 8/12, b. TX
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      1930 census, Randall Co., TX:
      Avent, Wilson L., Head, 34, marr. At age 20
      Willie H., wife, 31, marr. At age 17
      Wilson L., Jr., son, 12
      Mary J, daughter, 11
      Paul D., son, 7
      Robert B., son, 7
      Martha J., daughter, 8/12
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