Drew County Social Security Number Applications

Application information contributed by Melissa Jones. Names of contributors for individual applications noted on each listing.


I've been getting SS-5 forms (Social Security Number applications) for some of my ancestors and relatives, and thought I would share the data here.

SS-5s are a great alternative to birth certificates for folks born before Arkansas started keeping records. The person applying for a Social Security Number gave the information himself or herself, which gives a higher probability of its being correct.

If you have SS-5s you have collected, please feel free to share them on the mailing list.

I don't believe the Social Security Administration will even send you these records without proof that the individual is deceased. I print all my request letters from the Social Security Death Index (SSDI); that way I'm sure that even the SSA knows these folks are deceased.

This is where to request SS-5 forms:

Social Security Administration
Office of Central Records Operations
Attention: FOIA Workgroup
P.O. Box 17772
300 N. Greene Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21290

Both Ancestry.com and Rootsweb.com have Social Security Death Indexes which let you print out a form letter to request specific SS-5s for your ancestors or relatives. I like Rootsweb's treatment of the SSDI better because it also lets you attach "web post-it notes" to records you're interested in. That way, when others come along and view the same records, you can make contact with fellow researchers and cousins.

Go to http://ssdi.rootsweb.com or http://www.ancestry.com/search/rectype/vital/ssdi/main.htm. You can do simple or advanced searches on both sites. Once you've found a record you're interested in, click the link to generate the SS-5 request letter and print it.

Unfortunately, the SSA recently raised its fees from $7.00 per request to $27.00 per request, when the Social Security number is known (if unknown, the fee for a search and copy is $29.00. I don't know if the $29 is refunded if no record is found). There also seems to be an option called NUMIDENT which costs $16.00. This appears to be a computerized printout of the information contained on the SS-5 form. If you order the SS-5 itself, you will get an exact reproduction of the form, filled out by hand, of the person requesting a Social Security number. (I have never ordered the NUMIDENT option, so don't know if it contains all information on the SS-5. The applicant's signature must be missing from this computer printout, but I don't know what else is missing.)

Hope this helps,

Melissa


Clara Ester Loveless Glennon

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Clara Ester Glennon
  2. Full name at birth: Clara Ester Loveless
  3. Date of birth: 11-22-1901
  4. Place of birth: Warren, Bradley (County), Ark.
  5. Age on last birthday: 60
  6. Sex: Female
  7. Color: White
  8. Mother's full name at birth: Polly Ann Savage
  9. Father's full name: James A. Loveless
  10. Have you ever applied for or had a Social Security or Railroad Retirement Number: No
  11. Employment status: Unemployed
  12. Mailing address: Route 1, Wilmar Ark.
  13. Today's date: June 2, 1962
  14. [signature of Clara Ester Glennon]

Myrtis Veree Knowles Jolley

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Myrtis Veree Jolley
  2. Mailing address: Route 1 Wilmar, Ark.
  3. Full name at birth: Myrtis Veree Knowles
  4. Age on last birthday: 43
  5. Date of birth: Oct. 1, 1912
  6. Place of birth: Wilmar, Drew (County), Ark.
  7. Father's full name: Micager Barkley Knowles
  8. Mother's full name at birth: Bessie Lou Trussel
  9. Sex: Female
  10. Color: White
  11. Have you ever applied for or had a Social Security or Railroad Retirement Number: No
  12. Employer's name and address: Unemployed
  13. Today's date: Jan. 23, 1956
  14. [signature of Myrtis V. Jolley]
[Melissa's note: Bessie Lou Trussell was from Bradley County]


Otis Johnson Jones

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Otis Johnson Jones
  2. Mailing address: [blank]
  3. Post Office: Wilmar, Ark.
  4. Present employer: Wesley Ellis
  5. Business address of present employer: Wilmar, Ark.
  6. Age on last birthday: 29
  7. Date of birth: Jan. 26, 1910
  8. Place of birth: Bradley Co. Ark.
  9. Father's full name: Charlie Edward Jones
  10. Mother's full maiden name: Edna Brown
  11. Sex: Male
  12. Color: White
  13. Give date you became an employee: Aug. 15
  14. Have you filled out a card like this before: No
  15. Date signed: August 21, 1939
  16. [signature of Otis Jones]
[Melissa's note: I am wondering if the middle name "Johnson" is a clue to Charley E. Jones's mother's maiden name. This family has been very hard to trace. Charley Jones's death certificate lists his father as "Otis Jones". Could this Otis been given his grandfather's first name and grandmother's maiden name?]


Ray Houston Jones

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Ray Houston Jones
  2. Mailing address: [blank]
  3. Post Office: Wilmar, Ark.
  4. Present employer: None
  5. Business address of present employer: [blank]
  6. Age on last birthday: 19
  7. Date of birth: Nov 27 1919
  8. Place of birth: Drew Co, Ark.
  9. Father's full name: Charlie Edward Jones
  10. Mother's full maiden name: Edna Jones [scratched through] Brown
  11. Sex: Male
  12. Color: White
  13. Give date you became an employee: ---
  14. Have you filled out a card like this before: No
  15. Date signed: August 21, 1939
  16. [signature of Ray Jones]

Virgie Ava Hickman Loveless

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Virgie Aver Loveless
  2. Mailing address: R.F.D. One, Wilmar Arkansas
  3. Full name at birth: Virgie Aver Hickman
  4. Age on last birthday: 42
  5. Date of birth: August 21, 1901
  6. Place of birth: Rt 1 Wilmar Drew (County) Ark.
  7. Father's full name: Alex Hickman
  8. Mother's full name before ever married: Hattie Trussell
  9. Sex: Female
  10. Color: White
  11. Have you ever applied for or had a Social Security or Railroad Retirement Number: No
  12. Business name and address of employer: Unemployed
  13. Today's date: Feb. 4, 1944
  14. [signature of Virgie Aver Loveless]
[Melissa's note: I am surprised to see Virgie list place of birth as Wilmar, Ark., as I thought the John Alex Hickman family always lived in Sumpter, Bradley County. Any thoughts on this conflicting data are very welcome!]


Sarah Elizabeth Loveless White

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Sarah Elizabeth White
  2. Mailing address: Rural Route #1 Wilmar, Ark.
  3. Full name at birth: Sarah Elizabeth Loveless
  4. Age on last birthday: 72
  5. Date of birth: Jan 17 1885
  6. Place of birth: Moody, Drew (County) Ark.
  7. Father's full name: Benjamin H. Loveless
  8. Mother's full name before ever married: Lucida Ann Knowles
  9. Sex: Female
  10. Color: White
  11. Have you ever applied for or had a Social Security or Railroad Retirement Number: No
  12. Business name and address of employer: Self-employed
  13. Today's date: March 13, 1957
  14. [signature of Sarah E. White]
[Melissa's note: Census records show "Benjamin W. Loveless" and "Louisa/Luisa C. Knowles". Louisa was also known as "Lizer".]


Richard H. Knowles

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Richard Henry Knowles
  2. Mailing Address: Route #1, Wilmar, Ark.
  3. Present Employer: Mississippi River Fuel Corp.
  4. Employer's Address: 3615 Olive Street, Saint Louis, MO.
  5. Age on last Birthday: 49
  6. Date of Birth: December 27, 1888
  7. Place of Birth: Route #1, Wilmar, Ark.
  8. Father's Name: William Mathew Knowles
  9. Mother's Name: Luiza Americus Brown
  10. Sex: Male
  11. Color: White
  12. Registered with U.S. Employment Service: #0322-3276
  13. Previous Card: No
  14. Today's Date: July 25, 1939
  15. [signature of R.H. Knowles]

William Mathew Knowles

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: William Mathew Knowles
  2. Address: Route 1, Box 59, Wilmar, Ark.
  3. Full name at birth: William Mathew Knowles
  4. Age on last birthday: 82
  5. Date of birth: November 8, 1873
  6. Place of birth: Drew (County), Ark.
  7. Father's full name: William Knowles
  8. Mother's full name: Lou Adkins *
  9. Sex: M
  10. Color: White
  11. Have You Filled Out a Card Like This Before: No
  12. Business name of employer: farmer - self employed
  13. Today's date: March 7, 1956
  14. [signature of Matt Knowles]
* I wonder where this name "Adkins" came from? Mother should be Louisa America Taylor Brown (does anyone have a source for Louisa's maiden name?). She was married to a Brown before she married William Knowles and had at least 1 daughter, Mary V., who married Jefferson Lafayette "Fate" Senn.


Grady Allen Knowles

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Grady Allen Knowles
  2. Mailing Address: Wilmar, Ark
  3. Present Employer: McGeorge Contr. Co.
  4. Employer's Address: Pine Bluff, Arkansas
  5. Age on Last Birthday: 27
  6. Date of Birth: August 11, 1911
  7. Place of Birth: Wilmar, Arkansas
  8. Father's Full Name: Richard Henry Knowles
  9. Mother's full Maiden Name: Ella Hales
  10. Sex: Male
  11. Color: White
  12. Give Date you Became Employed: Sept. 20, 1938
  13. Have You Filled Out a Card Like This Before: No
  14. Today's date: November 6, 1938
  15. [signature of Grady Knowles]

Jessie James Knowles

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Jessie James Knowles
  2. Mailing Address: Route 1, Wilmar, Ark.
  3. Age on Last Birthday: 50
  4. Date of Birth: Sept. 8, 1891
  5. Place of Birth: Wilmar, Drew, Ark.
  6. Father's Full Name: Calvin Pharis Knowles
  7. Mother's Full Name at Birth: Mary Obedience Hales
  8. Sex: Male
  9. Color: White
  10. Have you ever applied for or had a Social Security or Railroad retirement Number: No
  11. Present Employer: Unemployed
  12. Today's date: July 27, 1942
  13. [signature of J. J. Knowles]

Bernice Jones Devine

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Bernice Jones Devine
  2. Full name under which you work, if different: [blank]
  3. Address: Malvern 1012 Division Ark.
  4. Married man - give wife's full name before marriage: [blank]
  5. Name of present employer: Unemployed
  6. Business address of present employer: [blank]
  7. Age at last birthday: 35
  8. Date of birth: July 2, 1904
  9. Place of birth: Warren, Bradley (County) Ark
  10. Father's full name: Charley Edward Jones
  11. Mother's full name: Edna M. Brown
  12. Sex: F
  13. Color: White
  14. Have You Filled Out a Card Like This Before: No
  15. Today's date: 3-25-40
  16. [signature of Mrs. Bernice Jones Devine]

Katie Blanche Jones Harvill

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full Name: Katie Bla [looks like not filled out completely] Harvill
  2. Mailing Address: RD4 - Box 487, Pine Bluff, Ark
  3. Full Name At Birth: Katie Blanche Jones
  4. Age on Last Birthday: 45
  5. Date of Birth: 2-25-1903 *
  6. Place of Birth: Pine Bluff, Jefferson (County), Ark.
  7. Father's Full Name: Charlie Jones
  8. Mother's full Maiden Name: Mary Kimbrew **
  9. Sex: F
  10. Color: White
  11. Have You Filled Out a Card Like This Before: No
  12. Employer: Unemployed
  13. Today's date: 8-3-48
  14. [signature of Katie B. Harvill]
* SSDI gives birthdate as 25 Feb 1891, which matches census data
** From Charlie Jones' marriage record, I believe this is Mary Eliza Kimbro or Kimbrough


Hettie Tyson McGough

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Hettie Tyson McGough
  2. Address: 304 E. Wood, Monticello, Ark.
  3. Full name at birth: Hettie Elizabeth Tyson
  4. Age on last birthday: 39
  5. Date of birth: 9-29-1908
  6. Place of birth: Drew (County), Ark.
  7. Father's full name: John LaDrew Tyson
  8. Mother's full name: Miranda Clementine Loveless
  9. Sex: F
  10. Color: White
  11. Have You Filled Out a Card Like This Before: No
  12. Business name of employer: Unemployed
  13. Today's date: 9-7-48
  14. [signature of Hattie T. McGough]

Ida Belle Knowles Grubbs

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Ida Belle Grubbs
  2. Full name at birth: Ida Belle Knowles
  3. Place of birth: Drew County, Arkansas
  4. Mother's full name at birth: Sarah Alice Loveless
  5. Father's full name: Jeremiah Russell Knowles
  6. Date of birth: 10-19-1892
  7. Age at last birthday: 79
  8. Sex: Female
  9. Color: White
  10. Ever applied for or had Social Security Number: No [form has mark beside 'yes' checkbox]
  11. 11. If (10) is 'yes', enter year: 1955 and state: Ark and name in which applied: Ida Belle Grubbs
  12. Today's date: 7-21-72
  13. Telephone number: 367-6975
  14. [signature of Ida Belle (B.) Grubbs]

Benjamin Arthur Loveless

Information contributed by Melissa Jones.
  1. Full name: Arthur Benjamin Loveless
  2. Full name at birth, if different from (1): [blank]
  3. Address: Rt 1, Box 35, Wilmar, Arkansas
  4. Wife's full maiden name: Virgie Hickman
  5. Present employer: None
  6. Employer's address: --
  7. Age at last birthday: 42
  8. Date of birth: Jan. 12, 1897
  9. Place of birth: Drew County, Ark.
  10. Father's full name: Benjamin William Loveless
  11. Mother's full name: Sarah Elizebeth Knowles
  12. Sex: Male
  13. Color: White
  14. Have you filled out a card like this before: No
  15. Date signed: Nov 27, 1939
  16. [signature of Arthur Benjamin Loveless]
[Melissa's note: This is the only place I have ever seen a middle name listed for Benjamin W. Loveless. I show the mother of Arthur Loveless as Louisa C. Knowles; not sure where "Sarah Elizabeth" came from. Sarah Elizabeth Loveless was Arthur's older sister.]


William Knowles

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: William Florence Knowles
  2. Current Address: Route I
  3. Current City, State: Monticello, Ark
  4. Business Name of Employer: Unemployed
  5. Business Address Employer: [left blank]
  6. Age on Last Birthday: 40
  7. Date of Birth: Sept. 15, 1898
  8. Place of Birth: Monticello, Ark
  9. Father's Full Name: Jerry Knowles
  10. Mother's Full Name: Alice Loveless (dead)
  11. Sex: M
  12. Color: White
  13. Date became Employed: [left blank]
  14. Filled out card previously: Yes 12/14/37 (correction)
  15. Today's date: 1/12/1939
  16. [signature of W. F. Knowles]

Servillar Knowles

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Servillar H. Knowles
  2. Full Name At Birth: Servillar [checkmark appears]
  3. Date of Birth: Aug 6, 1904
  4. Place of Birth: Bradley, Ark
  5. Age on Last Birthday: 67
  6. Sex: F
  7. [shaded out] blank
  8. Mother's Full Name: Elizabeth Burkett Harrison
  9. Father's Full Name: Samuel Harrison
  10. Have you applied for SSN previously: No
  11. If item 10 "Yes" complete: blank
  12. Today's Date: Sep 30, 1963
  13. Mailing Address: R #1, Wilmar, Arkansas
  14. [signature of Servilla Knowles]
[Pat's note: For the date of birth, 1904 is circled and inserted above it is 1896]


Emma Cox

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Emma Cox
  2. Full Name at Birth: Emma Knowles
  3. Place of Birth: Wilmar, Drew, Ark
  4. Mother's Full Name: Mollie O. Hales
  5. Father's Full Name: Pharis C. Knowles
  6. Date of Birth: 9-27-1889
  7. Present Age: 82
  8. Sex: F
  9. Color: White
  10. Have you previously applied for SSN: No
  11. Item 10 "Yes" complete year and state: [left blank]
  12. Today's Date: 4-11-1972
  13. [signature of Emma Cox]

Jessie J. Knowles

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Jessie James Knowles
  2. Present Address: R-1, Wilmar, Ark.
  3. Full Name at Birth: [Blank]
  4. Age: 50
  5. Date of Birth: Sept. 8, 1891
  6. Place of Birth: Wilmar, Drew, Arkansas
  7. Father's Full Name: Calvin Pharis Knowles
  8. Mother's Full Name: Mary Obedience Hales
  9. Sex: Male
  10. Color: White
  11. Previously Applied: No
  12. Name & Address Employer: Unemployed
  13. Today's Date: 7/27/42
  14. [signature of Jessie James Knowles]

Claudia Knowles McLeod

Information contributed by Pat.
  1. Full Name: Claudia Knowles McLeod
  2. Street Address: 301 Helen Street
  3. City and State: Camden, Arkansas
  4. Business Name of Employer: The Arkansas Lumber Company
  5. Business Address: Arnold & Doyle Bldg., Camden, Ark.
  6. Age: 34
  7. Date of Birth: October 12, 1902
  8. Place of Birth: Drew County, Arkansas
  9. Father's Full Name: William Mathew Knowles
  10. Mother's Full Name: Ora Lee Hales
  11. Sex: Female
  12. Color: White
  13. Registered with U.S. Employment Service: [blank]
  14. Today's Date: Nov. 25, 1936
  15. [signature of Claudia K. McLeod]

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