Columbus W Skinner1

b. 20 February 1869, d. 8 April 1939
Last Edited=2 Jun 2013
Great-grandfather of Laurie Dale Long
Pedigree for Laurie Dale Long
     Columbus W Skinner was born on 20 February 1869 at Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi.1,2

Columbus W Skinner married Harriet Magdalene Becker, daughter of John Aemil Becker and Harriett Mariah Horger, on 4 June 1891 at Kaufman County, Texas.3,1

Columbus W Skinner was enumerated on 28 June 1900 as head of household on the 1900 U. S. census for Precinct 1, Navarro County, Texas as Columbus Skinner, 31 years old, Head, Married for 9 years, Born Feb 1869 in Mississippi, occupation of Farmer, 0 Months Unemployed, Could read, Could write, Could speak English. Owned a Farm which was Free and Clear.GE GM . Also enumerated in the household were Harriet Magdalene Becker, Waldo Skinner, Franklin E Skinner and Dorthy Louise Skinner.1

Columbus W Skinner married Lena Davis (?) circa 1902 The marriage produced "...twins who died in infancy. She also died." The date of the marriage, birth of the twins, and Lena's death are a guess based on the assumption that they occured after the death of Harriet Becker, 31 Oct 1901, and before the marriage of Columbus to Annie Lowe c. 1905.4

Columbus W Skinner married Annie Cathalda Boyle circa 1905.4,5

Columbus W Skinner was enumerated on 21 April 1910 as head of household on the 1910 U. S. census for Justice Precint #1, Houston City, Harris County, Texas as Columbus W Skinner, 42 years old, Head, Married 3rd for 5 years, birthplace of Mississippi, occupation of Farm Operator in the Hay Farm industry, Emp. Could read. Could write. Rented a House. Father born in Alabama. Mother born in Mississippi.. Also enumerated in the household were Annie Cathalda Boyle, Waldo Skinner, Franklin E Skinner, Winnie Lowe, Charles Wesley Skinner, Thelma Skinner, H. Brent Skinner, Emma Hopkins, Ruby Skinner, Annie Mae Skinner and Mary Skinner.5

Columbus W Skinner died on 8 April 1939 at Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at age 70.2

Columbus W Skinner was buried at Houston, Harris County, Texas.2

Children of Columbus W Skinner and Harriet Magdalene Becker

Children of Columbus W Skinner and Lena Davis (?)

Children of Columbus W Skinner and Annie Cathalda Boyle


  1. 1900 U. S. census, Navarro County, Texas, Precinct 1, Enumeration District 96, p. 23 A (written) p. S and p. 23 B (written) p. S, dwelling 370, family 378, Columbus Skinner; digital image, ( : accessed 13 Dec 2009); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, Roll 1661.
  2. Unknown, Skinner Family Association ( : accessed 31 Dec 2009), "Columbus Washington Skinner."
  3. Linda Harwell, compiler, "Kaufman County [Texas] Marriage Records," Kaufman County TXGenWeb Project Site ( : accessed 25 Dec 2009), Becker, Hattie 04 Jun 1891 C. W. Skinner Bk 5.
  4. Eugene E. Skinner, Meet The Family (Genealogy of Skinner and allied families) (Dallas, Texas:1957), "Descendants of Augustus Washington Columbus Skinner" section, Feb 1957, p.5; This book is genealogy of the author's children’s paternal (Skinner) and maternal (Doggert) lines. It consist of an Introduction, Pedigree charts, and seperately dated and paginated sections for specific surnames.
  5. 1910 U. S. census, Harris County, Texas, Justice Precint #1, Houston City, 4 Ward, Enumeration District 73, p. 10 A (written) p. 37 (stamped), dwelling 186, family 187, Columbus W Skinner; digital image, ( : accessed 02 Jan 2010); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, Roll 1560.
  6. Unknown, Skinner Family Association ( : accessed 31 Dec 2009), "Harriet Magdalene Becker."