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Monday, December 12, 2016

A Sad Story - Freeble Burl Dare and Berdie Lorine Freeman

The common ancestor that I have with Birdie Lorene Freeman is Isaac Freeman and Spicy Freeman. They would have been Birdie's great grandparents. They would have been my 4 great grandparents.

Berdie Lorine Freeman was born 7/2/1912 in Arkansas to Moses Freeman (DOB 9/2/1864 in AR; DOD 7/13/1921) and Amanda E. Jenkins (aka Mandy Jenkins)(DOB 11/15/1867 in TN; DOD 12/25/1955). Berdie was the baby of 7 children: William Andrew Freeman (1890-1918), Martha Freeman Langford (1895-1986), Lottie Freeman Payne (1898-1924), Curtis B. Freeman, Sr. (1902-1980), Lula Freeman Bove (1905-1982), Ruby Freeman (1907-1978), Finis Lee Freeman (1910-1932) and Berdie Lorine Freeman. Three of her siblings died fairly young. William Andrew Freeman was only 28 yrs old, Lottie Freeman was only 26 and Finis Lee Freeman was only 22 yrs old.

1920 U.S. Census of Freeman, Pope County, Arkansas; Ancestry.com, Roll: T625_77; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 84; Image: 7, Taken 1/16/1920, Family #24, Lines 26-33, "Moses B. Freeman"
Moses B. Freeman, Head, Owns farm, M(ale), W(hite), 54 yrs old (DOB 1866), Married, Can read and write, Born in AR, Father born in KY, Mother born in NC, Farmer and Postmaster
Martha E. Freeman, Wife, F, W, 51 yrs old (DOB 1869), Married, Can read and write, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN
Martha J. Freeman, Daughter, F, W, 24 yrs old (DOB 1896), Single, Can read and write, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN
Cirtis B. Freeman, Son, M, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1903), Single, Can read and write, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN, Farm laborer
Loula A. Freeman, Daughter, 14 yrs old (DOB 1906), Single, Attends school, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN
Lillie M. Freeman, Daughter, F, W, 12 yrs old (DOB 1908), Single, Attends school, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN
Finis L. Freeman, Son, M, W, 10 yrs old (DOB 1910), Single, Attends school, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN, Farm laborer
Bird R. Freeman, Daughter, F, W, 7 yrs old (DOB 1913), Single, Attends school, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN


Berdie Freeman married Freeble Burl Dare on 9/30/1929 in Pope County, AR.

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name: Birdie Freeman
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Birth Year: abt 1911
Residence: Simpson, Pope, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: F B Dare
Spouse's Gender: Male
Spouse's Age: 24
Spouse's Residence: Simpson, Pope, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 30 Sep 1929
Marriage License Date: 25 Sep 1929
Marriage County: Pope
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 2132054

Freeble Burl Dare (aka F.B. Dare of B.F. Dare) was born 2/3/1902 in Pope County, AR to John W. and Ellen Bailey Dare. Freeble and Berdie had one child who died at 6 years old:

1) Flora Lee Dare (DOB 1933 in Arkansas, DOD 1939 in Arkansas)

FindaGrave.com
Flora Lee Dare
Birth: 1933
Death: 1939
Family links: Parents: Freeble Burl Dare (1902 - 1940)
Note: Father: F.B. DARE, Mother: Bertie FREEMAN
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Simpson, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
Created by: Elisha-Condley Family
Record added: Feb 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5231283

1930 U.S. Census of Freeman, Pope, Arkansas; Ancestry.com, Roll: 89; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 0010; Image: 702.0; FHL microfilm: 2339824, Taken 4/7/1930, Family #4, Lines 11-14, "Mandy E. Freeman"
Mandy E. Freeman, Head, Owns farm, F(emale), W(hite), 61 yrs old (DOB 1869), Widowed, Can read and write, Born in TN, Both parents born in TN
Bertie Dare, Daughter, F, W, 17 yrs old (DOB 1913), Married at age 17 yrs old (DOM 1930), Can read and write, Born in AR, Father born in AR, Mother born in TN
Mary Freeman, Sister-in-law, F, W, 80 yrs old (DOB 1850), Single, Cannot read or write, Born in AR, Father born in KY, Mother born in NC
Freable Dare, Son-in-law, M, W, 26 yrs old (DOB 1904), Married at age 24 yrs old, Can read and write, Born in AR, Father bonr in IL, Mother born in AR, Farmer

Freeble Burl Dare died 1/4/1940 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX. He was only 38 yrs old. So I looked for his death certificate and found it.

TX Death Certificate #5133, Registrar's #277-FTW, F.B. Dare, DOD 1/4/1940 in U.S.P.H.S. Hospital, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
Male, White, Married to Mrs. Birdie Dare, DOB 2/3/1902 in Pope County, AR, 37 yrs old
Occupation: Laborer, W.P.A. for 3 years
Father: John W. Dare, born in OK
Mother: Ellen Bailey, born in AR
Informant: U.S.P.H.S. Hospital Records
DOD 1/4/1940 at 9:00pm
Cause of death: Methanol Poisoning (date of onset 1/3/1940) (Accidental, self-administered)
Accident on 1/3/1940 in Federal Institution, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
Accidentally, self administered Poisoning
Buried: 1/6/1939 in Hector, AR

When I saw how he died I checked the newspapers and found the tragic story.

The Taylor Daily Press, Taylor, TX, 1/5/1940, Pg 1 "Alcohol Solution Kills Two, Six In Critical Condition"
Verdict of "Accidental Death By Wood Alcohol, Self Administered" Returned Fort Worth, Tex., Jan 5 - Six inmates of the new U.S. Public Health Service Narcotic Farm remained in critical condition today and two others were dead from the effects of drinking wood alcohol solution drained from the radiator of a hospital truck. The dead were Ernest Hurley, 31, of Texarkana, Tex., and B.F. Dare, 36, of Hector, Ark. Hurley was admitted to the hospital for treatment in July, 1939, and Dare three months earlier. Dr. W.F. Ossenfort, director of the hospital, declined to reveal the names of the six others who became ill. The eight complained of illness Thursday morning, and several hours later one of them admitted drinking the radiator solution Wednesday night. Justice of the peace Gus Brown returned a verdict of "accidental death by wood alcohol, self administered" in the inquests for Hurley and Dare. Dr. Ossenfort declared that the men were not aware that the alcohol was poison, and said that all eight might have been saved if hospital attendants had known earlier of the cause of their ailment.

1/5/1940, "Anti-Freeze Drinking Causes Two Deaths Fort Worth, Tex."
Jan. 5 - An investigation into circumstances surrounding the drinking of antifreeze by eight inmates of the U.S. Public Health Service hospital near here, and the deaths late yesterday, of two of the men was launched today by a board of physicians. Ernest Hurley, 31, of Texarkana, and B.F. Dare, 36, of Rector, Ark., died from the poison.

Pampa Daily News, Pampa, TX, 1/5/1940, "One Dead and Six Ill From Drinking Anti-Freeze Alcohol"
Fort Worth, Jan. 5 - Six inmates of the United States public service hospital were ill today from the effects of drinking Anti-Freeze solution which, Dr. W.F. Ossenfort, medical officer in charge, said brought death to Ernest Hurley of Texarkana, Tex., and B.F. Dare of Hector, Ark. Justice of the peace Gus Brown yesterday returned an inquest verdict of "accidental death by wood alcohol self administered" in the death of Hurley. One of the inmates was described by Dr. Ossenfort today as being in a critical condition. The others are expected to recover. "I believe they drank the concoction for a stimulant," Dr. Ossenfort said, "I don't believe they knew it was poison." The hospital would not reveal the names of the six inmates.

Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
Name: F. B. Dare
Death Date: 4 Jan 1940
Death County: Tarrant
Certificate: 5133

FindaGrave.com
Freeble Burl Dare
Birth: Feb. 3, 1902
Death: Jan. 4, 1940
Family links:
Parents:
John W. Dare (1855 - 1933)
Sarah Ellen Bailey Dare (1860 - 1941)
Children: Flora Lee DARE (1933 - 1939)
Siblings:
John Thomas Dare (1881 - 1951)
Bertie Dare Dee (1886 - 1927)
James Weaver DARE (1893 - 1962)
Robert William Alexander "Dude" Dare (1896 - 1955)
Dewey Bryant Dare (1899 - 1961)
Note: Father: John Wm DARE, Mother: Sarah Ellen BAILEY, Spouse: Bertie FREEMAN, Children: Virginia Mae Rye, Flora Lee, and Vivian Louise Arnold
Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery, Simpson, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
Created by: Elisha-Condley Family
Record added: Feb 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5231282

Birdie married a second time to Alpha James Price (aka Alf Price) on 3/8/1941 in Pope County, AR. She was his second wife. He had been married to Myrtle Adaline Bratton (1898-1975) in 1913 and they had two children: Eunice Hazel Price (1915-1995) and Alfred Earl Price (1923-1956)

Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
Name: A J Price
Gender: Male
Age: 49
Birth Year: abt 1892
Residence: Russellville, Pope, Arkansas
Spouse's Name: Berdie Dare
Spouse's Gender: Female
Spouse's Age: 29
Spouse's Residence: Russellville, Pope, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 8 Mar 1941
Marriage License Date: 24 Feb 1941
Marriage County: Pope
Event Type: Marriage
FHL Film Number: 2132057

Alf Price died 4/28/1955 in Pope County, AR.

FindaGrave.com
Alpha "Alf" James Price
Birth: Mar. 4, 1892
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 28, 1955
Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
Married Myrtle Bratton
Children: Hazel Price Hutcherson (Earl Hutcherson). Buried in Rest Haven Cemetery
Family links: Spouse: Myrtle A. Bratton Clore (1898 - 1975)
Children:
Eunice "Hazel" Price Haulmark Hutcherson (1915 - 1995)
Alfred Earl Price (1923 - 1956)
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
Created by: Marilyn Morris
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78833998

Birdie Lorine Freeman Dare Price died 7/2/1912 in Pope County, AR at the age of 56 yrs old. She had survived the death of two husbands and her only child.

FindaGrave.com
Birdie Lorine Freeman Dare Price
Birth: Jul. 2, 1912
Death: Aug. 7, 1968
Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
Father: Mose B. Freeman
Mother: Amanda E. "Manda" Jenkins
Married (1) Sib Dare
Married (2) Price
Family links:
Parents:
Mose B. Freeman (1865 - 1921)
Amanda E Jenkins Freeman (1867 - 1955)
Siblings:
William Andrew Freeman (1890 - 1918)
Curtis B. Freeman (1902 - 1980)
Burial: Oakland Cemetery, Russellville, Pope County, Arkansas, USA
Created by: Marilyn Morris
Record added: Oct 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78834048

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
Name: Berdie Price
SSN: 430-22-****
Last Residence:
72801 Russellville, Pope, Arkansas, USA
BORN: 2 Jul 1912
Died: Aug 1968
State (Year) SSN issued: Arkansas (Before 1951)

What happened to Freeble Dare? How do you get so low you would drain a radiator to get alcohol? Was he having problems before he married Berdie? He was 27 yrs old when he got married so he probably did have problems with alcohol before his marriage but that begs to ask why Bertie Freeman married him? Or did he not show problems with alcohol until after their 6 year old daughter died? I can imagine losing a child like that, would send anyone over the edge. I have no idea how Flora Lee Dare died as Ancestry.com doesn't have Arkansas death certificates so I don't know how little Flora died. She was Birdie's only child which is even more tragic. But Birdie survived and remarried and Freeble died an early death due to alcoholism and accidental methanol poisoning.

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