My older brother and I enjoyed lying in the Jarvis yard and playing Monopoly with the two girls, Helen and Joyce--guess that was mainly the summer of '42. The Jarvis family was as nice a family as you could ever want to know. I looked in the "Trail of 100 Years" Arapaho Book [of families] but could not find the Jarvises and can't recall who the girls married. Mark was postmaster and, I think, Mrs Jarvis worked in Cy Howenstine's Arapaho State Bank. They lived next door to the small library bldg. Arapaho had but few occupied bldgs then--Cy's bank, Homan's grocery, Cobb's general store, Sam Deason's Hardware, The Post Office, The Arapaho Bee Newspaper, Lacy's garage, a barber, an operating gin, and later a little drug store and that about it. -- Bill Morrison, Waco, TX, e-mail dated August 3, 1999. The Morrison's e-mail address is: email@example.com
Marcus Lee "Mark" Jarvis, son of Warren Jarvis, was adopted by Warren's brother, Tennison "Sandy" Jarvis. Sandy took Mark to his home in Arapaho, Okalahoma and raised him as his own. Mark kept in touch with relatives in North Carolina and returned several times for family reunions. By all accounts, Mark was a fine man and raised a fine family.
Children of Marcus Lee Jarvis and Thelma Howenstine
Margaret Helen Jarvis (1923-1989) m. Edward Francis Story
Joyce Elaine Jarvis (1926) m. Merle Dunn
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