William Mason Treat

M, #158, b. 12 February 1892, d. 5 March 1951
FatherJohn Stephen Treat b. May 1871, d. 18 Sep 1929
MotherJosephine Huffines b. Mar 1870, d. 19 Oct 1905
RelationshipGreat-grandfather of Kellie Sue Thompson
Last Edited18 Apr 2015

Life Events

     William Mason Treat was born on 12 February 1892 at Big Flat, Baxter County, Arkansas; The 1920 Census shows about 1895.

William Mason Treat married Margie Emaline Sarah Branscum, daughter of William Riley Branscum and Laura Williams, on 18 September 1910 at Searcy County, Arkansas.
Groom: William M Treat
Groom's Age: 18
Groom's Estimated Birth Year: 1892
Groom's Residence: Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Bride: Margie Branscum
Bride's Name: 16
Bride's Estimated Birth Year: 1894
Bride's Residence: Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Marriage Date: 18 Sep 1910
Marriage License Date: 17 Sep 1910
Marriage Place: , Searcy, Arkansas, United States
Film number: 1031122
Digital Folder Number: 4326244
Image number: 00284
Page number: 392
Source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
Collection: Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 about William M Treat
Name:     William M Treat
Gender:     Male
Age:     18
Birth Year:     abt 1892
Residence:     Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Spouse's Name:     Margie Branscum
Spouse's Gender:     Female
Spouse's Age:     16
Spouse's Residence:     Big Flat, Baxter, Arkansas
Marriage Date:     18 Sep 1910
Marriage License Date:     17 Sep 1910
Marriage county:     Searcy
Event Type:     Marriage
FHL Film Number:     1031122
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.
Original data:
"Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2009, 2011. "Arkansas County Marriages, 1838–1957," database, FamilySearch; from Arkansas Courts of Common Pleas and County Clerks. Digital images of originals housed at various county courthouses in the State of Arkansas. Marriage records.


William Mason Treat died on 5 March 1951 at Big Flat, Baxter County, Arkansas, at age 59.

Census Enumerations

  • 20 June 1920, Beaver Township, Searcy County, Arkansas
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about William M Trent Name: William M Trent
    [William M Treat]
    Home in 1920: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas
    Age: 25
    Estimated birth year: abt 1895
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Margie Trent
    Father's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William M Trent 25
    Margie Trent 23
    Sherman Trent 3
    [3 3/12]
    Irine Trent 0
    [11/12]

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas; Roll T625_81; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 109; Image: 362.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
  • 16 April 1930, Beaver Township, Searcy, Arkansas
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about William M Treat Name: William M Treat
    Home in 1930: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas
    View Map
    Age: 38
    Estimated birth year: abt 1892
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Margie E M S Treat
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William M Treat 38
    Margie E M S Treat 37
    Sherman Treat 13
    Irene Treat 11
    Asburn Treat 8


    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas; Roll 89; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 362.0.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  • 21 June 1900, Beaver Township, Searcy County, Arkansas

Military Service/Registration

  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. William Mason Treat filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 Beaver Precinct, Searcy County, Arkansas. He listed his occupation as farmer employed by himself in Big Flat, Searcy County, Arkansas. He declared himself a natural born citizen. He stated that his wife (Margie Branscum) and one child (Sherman) were dependant upon for support. He described himself as of medium height and medium build with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about William Mason Treat Name: William Mason Treat
    County: Searcy
    State: Arkansas
    Birthplace: Arkansas;United States of America
    Birth Date: 12 Feb 1892
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    FHL Roll Number: 1530578
    DraftBoard: 0

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Searcy County, Arkansas; Roll 1530578; Draft Board: 0.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.

Timeline

  • William Mason Treat appeared on the 1900 Federal Census Searcy County, Arkansas in the household of his parents, John Stephen Treat and Josephine Huffines.
  • His mother Josephine Huffines died on 19 October 1905 at Stone County, Arkansas.
  • His son Sherman Treat was born on 5 September 1916 at Big Flat, Arkansas.
  • Due to a need for men to serve during World War I, the United States instituted a draft. William Mason Treat filled out a draft card on 5 June 1917 Beaver Precinct, Searcy County, Arkansas. He listed his occupation as farmer employed by himself in Big Flat, Searcy County, Arkansas. He declared himself a natural born citizen. He stated that his wife (Margie Branscum) and one child (Sherman) were dependant upon for support. He described himself as of medium height and medium build with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    about William Mason Treat Name: William Mason Treat
    County: Searcy
    State: Arkansas
    Birthplace: Arkansas;United States of America
    Birth Date: 12 Feb 1892
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    FHL Roll Number: 1530578
    DraftBoard: 0

    Source Citation: Registration Location: Searcy County, Arkansas; Roll 1530578; Draft Board: 0.
    Source Information:
    Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
    Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls. Imaged from Family History Library microfilm.
  • William Mason Treat and Margie Emaline Sarah Branscum appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Searcy County, Arkansas, at Beaver Township, enumerated 20 June 1920, William rents the family general farm. William can both read and write but Margie cannot read or write. Both William and Margie speak English. William and Margie are living in the household between his parents John Stephen and Maggie and his brother, John Zachary and Laura. Their children Sherman were listed as living with them.
    1920 United States Federal Census
    about William M Trent Name: William M Trent
    [William M Treat]
    Home in 1920: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas
    Age: 25
    Estimated birth year: abt 1895
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
    [Head]
    Spouse's name: Margie Trent
    Father's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Mother's Birth Place: Arkansas
    Marital Status: Married
    Race: White
    Sex: Male
    Home owned: Rent
    Able to read: Yes
    Able to Write: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William M Trent 25
    Margie Trent 23
    Sherman Trent 3
    [3 3/12]
    Irine Trent 0
    [11/12]

    Source Citation: Year: 1920;Census Place: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas; Roll T625_81; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 109; Image: 362.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.
    Original data: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA. Note: Enumeration Districts 819-839 are on roll 323 (Chicago City).
  • His son Asburn Treat was born on 9 November 1921 at Big Flat, Baxter County, Arkansas.
  • His father John Stephen Treat died on 18 September 1929 at Stone, Arkansas.
  • William Mason Treat and Margie Emaline Sarah Branscum appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Searcy, Arkansas, at Beaver Township, enumerated 16 April 1930, William owns the family farm and works as a farmer on that general farm. He is shown as not being a veteran.

    William was 17 and Margie was 16 when they married, placing their marriage 21 years before in about 1909-1910.

    William can read and write but Margie cannot. The three children are all attending school and the two older children can read and write.. Their children Sherman and Asburn were listed as living with them.
    1930 United States Federal Census
    about William M Treat Name: William M Treat
    Home in 1930: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas
    View Map
    Age: 38
    Estimated birth year: abt 1892
    Birthplace: Arkansas
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Spouse's name: Margie E M S Treat
    Race: White
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace: View image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    William M Treat 38
    Margie E M S Treat 37
    Sherman Treat 13
    Irene Treat 11
    Asburn Treat 8


    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Beaver, Searcy, Arkansas; Roll 89; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 362.0.

    Source Information:

    Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.
    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls.
  • He was the father of the groom at the Sherman Treat/Ruth Janie Harriet Lawrence wedding at Stone, Arkansas.

Family

Margie Emaline Sarah Branscum b. 14 Feb 1893, d. 27 Apr 1976
Children