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325. Lela Josephine MCGRAW

CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX:
SOLLEY LELA 04/08/1890 FOWLER F ARKANSAS LOS ANGELES(70) 05/20/1965 75 yrs

Notes for LELA JOSEPHINE MCGRAW:
Lela is supposed to be part Cherokee Indian. She was born in same house as her cousin Phoebe Fowler, on same day. Lela told her children and grandchildren stories about being placed on a pony by Buffalo Bill and that she came west in a covered wagon.

She used to be a palm reader and read tarot cards before she became a Christian, after which she never played cards again.

Lela had a stroke after John died. Through prayer, she overcame her paralysis, then moved to an upstairs apartment in southern California. Later she moved in with Maxine and David Helm and lived there with David until she died. Because the Misner family moved to Idaho in April 1965, it was believed that Lela's death in May 1965 was the result of a broken heart. She was found dead in her rocking chair on the front steps.

John Augustus SOLLEY

CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX:
SOLLEY JOHN AUGUSTUS 07/08/1876 M PENNSYLVANIA TULARE 02/28/1951 74 yrs

"Gus Solley" was found in a list of names of the soldiers who served in the Spanish American War (1898-1899) in Arkansas units.

During the Spanish American War, John was wounded from a cannon which was shot off too closely to him. As a result, his eardrum was broken. John was paid pension the rest of his life.

340. Augusta SOLLEY

CALIFORNIA DEATH INDEX:
STERNALL AUGUSTA 10/24/1910 MCGRAW SOLLEY F COLORADO SAN DIEGO(37) 11/06/1994 567-20-2552 84 yrs