Irene Mims1,2,3

ID# 19186, (1888 - 1958)
FatherDavis R. Mims1 (May 1848 - )
MotherCatherine Wilks4 (abt 1860 - bt 1888 - 1900)

Key Events:

Birth: May 1888, Arkansas5,6,7
Marriage: Ben F. Wirt, 15 Jun 1905, Yell Co., Arkansas2,8,9
Death: 9 Jun 1958, Little Rock, Arkansas10,7
Burial: Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas11

Spouse:Ben F. Wirt (23 Jan 1873 - 1961)
     Children:

  • Selwyn Wirt17,18 (abt 31 Aug 1907 - 17 Feb 1912)
  • Anna Irene Wirt17,19 (23 Aug 1908 - 20 Jul 1990)
  • George L. Wirt Jr.20,21,22 (15 Oct 1909 - 15 Mar 1986)
  • Ben Wirt Jr.23 (abt 6 May 1911 - 12 Mar 1912)
  • Kittie G. Wirt19,24 (1912 - 1931)
AncestryThe Linah Mims - Rebecca Davis Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Irene Mims was born in May 1888 in Arkansas.5,6,7
     Her mother died between 1888 and 1900, when Irene was an infant.12 She appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Galley Rock Twp., Yell Co., Arkansas, in the household of her father, Davis R. Mims.1
     Irene married Ben F. Wirt, son of George L. Wirt and Anna Elizabeth [surname unknown], on 15 Jun 1905 in Yell Co., Arkansas, with Rev. G. W. Hunnicutt officiating.2,8,9
     Irene and Ben appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, in the household of George L. Wirt and Anna Elizabeth [surname unknown], his parents. Their children, Selwyn, Anna and George were listed as living with them.13
     Irene and Ben appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, at 303 Third St., enumerated 10 Jan 1920, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children Anna, George and Kittie were listed as living with them, as was his mother.14
     Irene and Ben moved to Pope Co. before 1930. They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Russellville, Pope Co., Arkansas, at 112 East 5th St., enumerated 12 Apr 1930, reporting they were renting their home, apparently part of a two-family building, for $25 per month. Their children George and Kittie were listed as living with them, as was his mother.15
     Irene and Ben returned to Yell Co. between 1935 and 1940. They appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Ola, Yell Co., Arkansas, on Fourch St., enumerated 10 Apr 1940, reporting they were renting their home, for $15 per month and had lived in Pope Co. in 1935. His mother was listed as living with them.16
     Irene died on 9 Jun 1958 in Little Rock, Arkansas, at age 70.10,7 She was buried in Brearley Cemetery, Dardanelle, Yell Co., Arkansas, next to her husband.11

Citations

  1. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  2. [S5097] Ben Wirt and Irene Mims, Yell Co. marriages.
  3. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 60164521, Irene M. Wirt, includes tombstone photo showing same.
  4. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows the girl as daughter of Catherine's husband, born after their marriage.
  5. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows month, year age 12, and state.
  6. [S5097] Ben Wirt and Irene Mims, Yell Co. marriages, shows age 18 at marriage 15 Jun 1905.
  7. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 60164521, Irene M. Wirt, shows year and includes tombstone photo showing same.
  8. [S7576] George L. Wirt household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows married 4 years.
  9. [S7578] Ben Wirt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Pope Co., Arkansas, shows married, with his first marriage at age 32 and hers at 17.
  10. [S7584] Irene Wirt obituary, Arkansas Gazette, shows died Monday and city.
  11. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 60164521, Irene M. Wirt, includes photo of joint tombstone.
  12. [S5092] Dave Mimms household, 1900 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows her husband as widowed, and the youngest child as born in 1888, and her mother with no children living.
  13. [S7576] George L. Wirt household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  14. [S7577] Ben F. Wirt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  15. [S7578] Ben Wirt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Pope Co., Arkansas.
  16. [S7579] Ben Wirt household, 1940 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas.
  17. [S7576] George L. Wirt household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows the girl as grandchild and Irene as daughter-in-law of head of household, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  18. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 60164557, Selwyn Wirt, includes tombstone photo showing her as their daughter.
  19. [S7577] Ben F. Wirt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows the girl as daughter of Irene's husband.
  20. [S7576] George L. Wirt household, 1910 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows him as the grandchild and her as daughter-in-law of head of household, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  21. [S7577] Ben F. Wirt household, 1920 U.S. Census, Yell Co., Arkansas, shows him as the son of her husband.
  22. [S7578] Ben Wirt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Pope Co., Arkansas, shows him as the son of her husband.
  23. [S500] Findagrave.com, online, memorial # 60164425, Ben J. Wirt, includes tombstone photo showing him as son of Ben & Irene Wirt.
  24. [S7578] Ben Wirt household, 1930 U.S. Census, Pope Co., Arkansas, shows the girl as daughter of Irene's husband.