1. EDWARD (MARTIN?)4 BIAS (GIDEON SYLVESTER SR.3, HIRAM2, JESSE (BYOUS)1) was born 1883 in Dugginsville, Ozark Co., MO. He married MARY C(LEO?) CRENSHAW July 24, 1904 in Dugginsville, Ozark Co., MO. She was born in MO, and died Abt. 1960 in Fresno, CA.
Notes for EDWARD (MARTIN?) BIAS:
They lived around McAlester, OK. He was 21 when he married Mary Crenshaw. Mary was under 18. Info from marriage license in possession of Mel Bias, their grandson.
According to family stories one of Edd's children married a man who killed her and somehoe ground her up in a garbage disposal. I'm trying to find the newspaper article about this.
Children of EDWARD BIAS and MARY CRENSHAW are:
i. SHIRLEY "ADELLE"5 BIAS, m. _____ LEWIS.
2. ii. MELBOURNE SHERMAN BIAS, b. May 05, 1907, MO; d. November 28, 1951, Fresno, CA.
iii. PEARL BIAS.
iv. LOLA BIAS.
v. GOLDIE BIAS.
vi. MAYBELLE OR MARY BELLE BIAS.
vii. CLEO BIAS.
viii. ATRIE BIAS.
Generation No. 2
2. MELBOURNE SHERMAN5 BIAS (EDWARD (MARTIN?)4, GIDEON SYLVESTER SR.3, HIRAM2, JESSE (BYOUS)1) was born May 05, 1907 in MO, and died November 28, 1951 in Fresno, CA. He married (1) KATHERINE _____. He married (2) MABEL HELEN BYRD 1933, daughter of MARTIN BYRD and IVA JONES. She was born June 23, 1917 in Tiawah, OK.
Mary Crenshaw-Bias and son Sherman Bias
Notes for MELBOURNE SHERMAN BIAS:
Holiness preacher in OK. Info on this line from his son, Mel Bias, in OK. Info. about him from death certificate. Died of traumatic cerebral hemorage. Helen and Sherman were divorced in San Francisco in 1946. This came from a letter to Mel Bias from Mary belle Blanco, Sherman's sister.
No children with Katherine.
Notes for MABEL HELEN BYRD:
Lef the family in Portland, OR. She was a welder at the shipyards in Oregon. Two kids were shipped back to her mother's. Divorced in San Francisco. Married _____ in Richmond, CA in 1948, divorced in Pittsburg, CA in 1951.
Children of MELBOURNE BIAS and MABEL BYRD are:
i. MELBOURNE MARTIN6 BIAS, b. December 30, 1933.
Mel Bias and Wife
Notes for MELBOURNE MARTIN BIAS:
Info on Ed's line came from Melbourne Bias.
ii. MARION LEWIS BIAS, b. June 02, 1940.
iii. MARVIN WAYNE BIAS, b. June 27, 1940.
iv. MARY ELEEN BIAS, b. May 22, 1942.