Genet Family of Oklahoma and France

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The information highlighted in blue is new as of April 2008 and is thanks to Robert Bentley (Spraker-Nethery) de Lucia



In the 1880 Census for Madison, Helvetia, District 31, Illinois a Victorine Genet, female, age 40 is listed as living with her 10 year old son, Thalamack Genet.  She keeps house; the 10 year old son works "low farm".   Mom Victorine was born in France to parents who were born in France.  Thalamack was born in Illinois; both his mother and father were born in France.  The father is not listed with this Census.

In the 1900 Census for Logan, Mulhall, District 142 Oklahoma, Telegue E. and Mary B. Genet are listed.  They live on Main Street with their daughter Helen B. Genet who is one year old and listed as born in "November 1899 in Oklahoma."  The father, Telegue, is listed as born in "June 1870" in Illinois to France-born parents; the mother, Mary B., is listed as born in "November 1875"  in Kansas to England-born parents.  Telegue is a "furniture dealer."

In the 1910 Census for Tulsa Oklahoma Telegue E. and Mary Genet are listed. They live at 1212 South Carson Avenue in Tulsa,  3rd Ward, District 230, with their two daughters, Helen and Maxine.    Mary and Telegue have been married 14 years.  Their oldest daughter Helen is 11 born in Oklahoma; Maxine is 6 and born in Kansas.  He is a furniture merchant and she does not work outside of the home.  He was born in Illinois to France-born parents; she in Kansas to England-born parents. 

In the 1920 Census for Tulsa Oklahoma T. E. and Mary Belle Genet are listed. They live at 124 East Jasper Street, located in the 10th Precinct of Tulsa, Oklahoma.   T. E. is 49 (born about 1871); Mary is 45.  He is a furniture merchant and she does not work outside of the home.  They have three children listed...two daughters, Helen (born Oklahoma) and Maxine (born Kansas); and one son, Charlton (born Oklahoma), ages 20, 16, and 8 respectively.

Note:  There is a Helen Genet, age 21 (born about 1899),  listed in the 1920 Chicago Illinois, Ward 7, District 414 Census, who is a boarder living on University Avenue, in Chicago.  She is a violinist owning her "own business" who was born in Oklahoma to a father born in the "United States" and a mother born in Kansas.  May well be the Helen listed above.   This Illinois census was taken in January. There is no month listed on the J. E. and Mary Belle Census.

In the 1930 Census for Tulsa Oklahoma there are two GENETs listed, without either of them having their first name listed on the census (very unusual).  It is likely these Genets are T. E. and Mary Belle Genet listed in the 1920 census, and that none of their children now live in their home. 

They live at 1230 ___________ Street (illegible), District 74, Tulsa City, Oklahoma.  The census was taken on April 4th, 1930.   He owns their home, worth $15,000; owns a radio set; is 58 years old, married when he was 25.  He was born in Illinois to parents born in France. She is 55; married at 22. She was born in Kansas to England-born parents.  He is employed as a furniture merchant; she does not work outside of their home.   I do not yet know how these people are related to Joseph Genet (below).

In 1930 a JOSEPH GENET is also living in Tulsa Oklahoma with his wife and three children. 


The following is a portion of the 1930 Census for Tulsa: 

JOSEPH GENET was born 29 May 1877 (per SSDI) in Ohio. His father Genet and mother (full name unknown) were both born in France.   

SSDI:  JOE GENET, born 29 May 1877; died June 1969 in Tulsa Oklahoma; 447-18-2718

Joe married LOU Last Name Unknown around 1897 when he was  19 and she was 20.   Lou was one year older than Joseph; she was born about 1877 in Arkansas, the birth state of both of her parents also.

Per the 1930 Census (Tulsa District 77) Joe and Lou and their three children, Clynon, Joe, Jr., and Pauline lived in a home that they rented for $20/month; they owned a radio set; and they did not live on a farm.  The home was located at 813 Calendyne (?) Street in Tulsa Oklahoma.  Joe was working as a finisher for a furniture manufacturer.  Joe Jr. (age 20) was a truck driver for a furniture company, likely the same company as his dad worked for.  Clynon was 22 at that point and was working in a filling station.  Both Joe Jr and Clynon were single.  Their younger sister was Pauline, age 16, a student. 

Children of JOSEPH GENET and LOU LNU are:

  • CLYNON R. GENET, was born on Christmas Eve in 1908, in Arkansas. 
  • He was issued his social security card before 1951 in Oklahoma (#441-09-4656).  His last residence was Tulsa 74115 where he died on November 18th, in 1999.   Death information from the Social Security Death Index (SSDI).   In the 1994 Phone and Address Directory, Clynon is listed as living at:  3734 E KING PL
  • JOSEPH GENET, JR, born November 11th 1910, Arkansas. He died 1st October 1990 in Raleigh, NC; SS# 443-03-1385

  • PAULINE GENET, born about 1914, Arkansas.
  • Below are all the Genet surnames in the SSDI:

    BRADEN GENET b. 15 Dec 2003; d. 29 May 2005; 442-19-3679
    CLYNON R. GENET (see information above)
    J. D. GENET b. 1 September 1945; died 15 Aug 1991 in Skiatook, Osage, Oklahoma; 444-42-8935
    JOE D. GENET, born 11 Nov 1910; d. 1 October 1990 in Raleigh, NC; 443-03-1385

    JOE GENET, born 29 May 1877; died June 1969 in Tulsa Oklahoma;

    1870 Census: Effingham, Douglas, Illinois.  George Spraker (father of Henry Spraker below) and his wife Louisa (from OHIO) and children Alice Spraker, Henry G. Spraker, Emma Spraker.   


    1900 Census: Bates Missouri, Rich Hill Ward 2;  Olive Street.  George C. Spraker is the son of Henry and Clara Spraker; and has a brother, Ralph E. Spraker.  Henry was born in June 1858, is 41 years old and has been married to Clara for 15 years.  They have had three children, two of whom are living.  Clara was born on March 1861 and is 39.  Ralph E. was born March 1888 and is 12; George C. Spraker is 6, being born in January 1894.   Henry was born in Illinois to a Virginia born father and an Ohio born mother.   Clara was born in Illinois to a Maryland born father and an Indiana born mother.  Henry works as a "merchant" Boston? Store?  Boot...?  Boat...?

    1920 Census Bates Missouri, Osage; District 18; Olive Street.   Henry (G?) and Clara Alice (Elice?) Spraker are still living on Olive Street; their son Ralph, age 31 is still living with them.  Henry and Ralph both work as: .  Henry is listed as born in Illinois; his father in Virginia and his mother in Ohio.  Clara is born in Illinois; her father in Maryland and her mother in Indiana.  Ralph born in Missouri.



    1920 Census, 319 Western Avenue, Kiowa, Hobart, OK District 131: George C. Spraker is 26 (born Missouri 1894) and his wife Delia Cecile Douglas Spraker is 23 (born in 1897).  Their two children are Mary A. (Marion Alice Spraker), daughter who is 1 year and 9 months old; and son Robert is one month old.  George is a Motor Car Salesman.  George was born in Missouri to an Illinois-born father and a Missouri-born mother.  Cecil Spraker, his wife, was born in Texas to a Texas-born father and a Tennessee-born mother.  Mary A. was born in Texas and Robert G(?) was born in Oklahoma.  Daughter Mary/Marion Alice Spraker was b. 28 February 1918  in Austin, Texas and was raised in Ada and Muskogee, OK.  She died December 2000 and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas.  Marion Alice Spraker married George Barnard Gurley Nethery, who was born in 1916 in Texas as the son of John Nethery of Texas and Lucy Edna Gurley Nethery of Waco, TX; George Barnard died January 1995.  George Barnard Gurley Nethery and his wife, Marion Alice Spraker Nethery adopted 2 sons.  Marion Alice Spraker and her husband George Barnard Nethery were wonderful grandparents, extremely close to their grandchildren who loved them very dearly.  Marion Alice was called "Mammo" by her grandchildren.  

    1930 Census: Pontotoc, Ada, OK, District 3, 808 East 8th Street.  House is owned and worth $6,000 and the family has a radio set in their home.  George is 36 and his wife is 32.  They were married when he was 23 and she was 19.   They were likely married around 1916.  This Census lists George's mother as being born in Kansas (rather than Missouri); Cecile D. is listed as having a mother born in Texas (rather than in Tennessee).  George is a salesman for an automobile company.

    "Pat" D. Perry - Asheville Citizen-Times Dec/8/2003:

    Perry "Pat" D. Spraker

    Perry "Pat" Douglas Spraker,78, of Horse Shoe, died Thursday, Dec. 4, 2003 in a local hospital.

    A native of Muskogee, Okla., Mr. Spraker was a son of the late George C. Spraker and Cecile Delia Baker Spraker. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marion Nethery and two brothers, Bob and Dick Spraker.

    Mr. Spraker was a World War II Army veteran. He was the owner/operator of three automobile dealerships. He was a member of the Automobile Dealer Association of America and the Muskogee School Board. He retired to Asheville in 1988.

    Mr. Spraker was a member of Crossroads Assembly of God.

    Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Narmore Spraker of the home; three daughters, Cynthia Redmon of Mills River, Deborah Scherer of Fletcher and Lisa Diane Genet of Asheville and nine grandchildren.

    A funeral service will be conducted at noon on Monday in the chapel of the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. The Rev. Michael Brown will officiate. Interment will immediately follow in the Veterans Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Crossroads Assembly of God, 20 S. Bear Creek Road, Asheville, NC  28806.  Groce Funeral Home at Lake Julian is assisting the family.

    SSDI: PERRY D. SPRAKER, b. 25 Dec 1924;
    d. 4 Dec 2003 Horse Shoe, NC. #445-18-1321,
    issued Oklahoma

    Below are all the SPRAKER surnames in the SSDI:

    Bernice E. Spraker  b.  23 Jul 1921 d. 9 Jan 2000 Tulsa, OK; # 511-12-1986; issued in Kansas
    George Spraker b. 4 Feb 1932; d. Jan. 1982 Sedgwick, Wichita Kansas; #442-32-2636; issued in Oklahoma
    Jesse D. Spraker, b. 6 July 1928; d. 31 Jan 2005, Tulsa, OK; #442-20-0094; issued in Oklahoma
    Leota G. Spraker, b. 1 Jul 1921; d. 13 Mar 1991, Buena Park, CA; #442-14-2053, issued Oklahoma
    Oscar R. Spraker, b. 7 Nov 1920; d. Mar 1993, Buena Park, CA; #440-14-0376;  issued Oklahoma
    Ollie Spraker, b. 9 Sep 1881; d. 15 Mar 1973 Marlow, Oklahoma; #440-40-7306; issued Oklahoma
    Robert Spraker, b. 27 Dec 1961; d. 18 Oct 1993 Tulsa, Oklahoma; #446-64-7358 ; issued Oklahoma
    Thomas Spraker, b. 27 Feb 1920; d. Feb 1977 Lansing, Michigan; #448-10-6501 ; issued Oklahoma
    William L. Spraker, b. 21 Aug 1929; d. 28 Oct 1994 Cleveland, Oklahoma; #440-26-7761; issued Oklahoma



    Name Death Date Death Place Birth Date Birthplace Mother's Maiden Name

    VETERAN RECORDS:  Source Information:
    National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca.1800-2004 [database online]. Provo, Utah:, Inc., 2005. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator.

    Leota Geraldine Spraker
    Veteran's Rank: SGT
    Branch: US Army
    Relation Name: Oscar R Spraker
    Relationship: Wife
    Last known address: 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside , CA 92518
    Birth Date: 1 Jul 1921
    Death Date: 12 Mar 1991
    Interment Date: 15 Mar 1991
    Cemetery: Riverside National Cemetery
    Buried At: Section 41 Site 84
    Cemetery URL:
    Relationship Notes: Wife of Spraker, Oscar R
    Veteran's Rank: SGT
    Branch: US Army
    Last known address: 22495 Van Buren Boulevard Riverside , CA 92518
    Birth Date: 7 Nov 1920
    Death Date: 30 Mar 1993
    Veteran Service Start Date: 13 Nov 1944
    Veteran Service End Date: 25 Apr 1946
    Interment Date: 5 Apr 1993
    Cemetery: Riverside National Cemetery
    Buried At: Section 41 Site 84
    Cemetery URL:


    Jane Doughty Family       Entries: 3565    Updated: 2005-08-27 19:47:06 UTC (Sat)    Contact: Jane Doughty

    Descendant Register, Generation No. 1

    George SPRAKER was born ABT. 1894 in Missouri, and died AFT. 1930 in Ada, OK. He married Delia Cecile DOUGLAS BEF. 1918 in Oklahoma, daughter of Oscar Rolla DOUGLAS and Edna MCGEE. She was born ABT. 1896 in Hunt Co., TX, and died AFT. 1930 in Ada, OK.

    Children of George SPRAKER and Delia Cecile DOUGLAS are:
    Mary A. SPRAKER was born ABT. 1918 in Texas.
    Robert S. SPRAKER was born ABT. 1920 in Oklahoma.
    Paul (?) SPRAKER was born ABT. 1924.



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