Vance, Augusta Amanda

Birth Name Vance, Augusta Amanda
Nick Name Gussie
Gender female
Age at Death 61 years, 3 months, 19 days


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 1894-07-29 Alvarado, Jackson, Texas, USA Birth of Vance, Augusta Amanda  
Death 1955-11-17 Norwalk, Los Angeles, California, USA Death of Vance, Augusta Amanda  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Vance, Benjamin Hill1861-02-221950-09-02
Mother Hoffman, Ida Leonora1871-02-031914-12-13
    Sister     Vance, Sarah Elizabeth 1889 1972
    Sister     Vance, Suvanah 1890-07-14 1914-11-14
    Sister     Vance, Lucy Mary 1892-12-29 1990
         Vance, Augusta Amanda 1894-07-29 1955-11-17
    Brother     Vance, Boyd Merle 1896-01-25 1970-01-18
    Sister     Vance, Elizabeth 1897 1965-06-10
    Sister     Vance, Vera Morgan 1901-04-18 1992-07-26
    Brother     Vance, James William 1903
    Sister     Vance, Cora Mae 1904 1996
    Brother     Vance, Paul Adam 1906 1967
    Brother     Vance, Benjamin Hill Jr. 1909-03-25 1923-09-17
    Brother     Vance, Grover Walker
    Brother     Vance, Francis Marion 1914-05-16 1914-09-16


Family of Lowrey, John Turner and Vance, Augusta Amanda

Married Husband Lowrey, John Turner ( * 1889-12-11 + 1969-01-22 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1911-08-08 Martha, Jackson, Oklahoma, USA Marriage of Lowrey, John and Augusta  
Name Birth Date Death Date
Lowrey, Deward Archie1913-01-221988-04-13
Lowrey, John Merle1916-10-161943-08-08
Lowrey, Rebecca Benicia1918-08-092011-05-08

Family of Castor, Arthur Lee and Vance, Augusta Amanda

Married Husband Castor, Arthur Lee ( * 1888-12-07 + 1960-01-24 )
Name Birth Date Death Date
Castor, Bette Jean1930-02-112009-07-28

Family of Wolford, Osce and Vance, Augusta Amanda

Married Husband Wolford, Osce ( * 1888-03-29 + 1956-02-20 )


After the divorce between Grandma Vance Lowrey & John Turner Lowrey, Deward and Merle lived with their father in Riverside while Rebecca lived with her mother, “Gussie” in Escondido.  The reason for the divorce according to Rebecca’s mother was, “he was lazy”.  Her mother was working in the fields in Benicia, California when Rebecca was born, returning back to the field shortly after and later she worked in the ship yards during World War II.  She was a riveter during the war.  Rebecca said her father was not abusive; her mother just became tried of working all the time.

John’s 2nd marriage was to Aries Bessinger.  They lived in Mentone out of Redlands.  They had 4 children.  Rebecca doesn’t remember much about John & Aries children, but they were nice kids.  She remembers that George was the oldest and Margaret was the first to die. The other two were Bill & Dorothy.  Dorothy married a man by the name of

After John & Grandma Vance divorced, Aunt Lucy, Aunt Morgan, Aunt Elizabeth and Grandma Vance, along with Uncle Buster all worked in the packing house in Escondido packing oranges.  Rebecca said she also worked in the packing house in her early 20’s. - From the memories of Rebecca Lowrey Wooliscroft from Arlene Teller Duncan

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