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Joseph Williams Obear

Joseph was born August 5, 1855.

His parents were Gustavus Obear and Priscilla West Williams. He was the seventh child of nine.

Joseph married Helen Bell on July 5, 1877 and had seven children: Jessie Mabel (July 6, 1880 to 1972); Ralph Elmer (April 13, 1882 to October 1975); Horace Bell (January 22, 1885 to July 25, 1961); Helen Williams (April 20, 1886 to February 17, 1986); Alice Priscilla (February 16, 1889 to May 26, 1993); Adelaide Lucretia Obear (July 21, 1890 to April 7, 1981); and Joseph Williams (February 12, 1892 to August 13, 1892).

In the 1900 Census the family was living in Beverly, Massachusetts. Before the 1910 Census they had moved to El Cajon area and Joseph and Helen had divorced.

He then married Sarah (Sadie) A. Horne on March 19, 1910 and were listed in the 1910 and 1920 Census living in Sacramento, California.

Following her death in 1925 he married Ollie Thyra Littlehale on July 20, 1926. In the 1930 Census he and Ollie were in Sacramento. In 1940 he was listed as married and living with his daughter Jessie in San Diego, California.

Joseph died in San Diego, California on November 12, 1945 at the age of 90 years, 3 months, 7 days.

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