Monday, December 11, 2017

Generation 6 {Dollahite}

44. Robert Ervin DOLLAHITE & 45. Roxanna Lovinia SMITH
4/25/1866, Robert born in Lafayette Co., MS; s/o 88. James M Dollahite & 89. Fannie J ?. (S) Gravestone & Obituary.
No.24:(S) 1870 Census. n: “Robert”.
7/17/1871, Roxie born in Lafayette Co., MS, d/o 90. Andrew Elias Smith & 91. Martha Lovinia ?. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
No.13:(S) 1880 Census, Lafayette Co., MS. Roxie.
2/19/1888 in Tallahatchie Co. at 2:30 on a Sunday afternoon, MS, Robert and Roxsie married by Rev. N T Horn in the presence of Mr John Newman and Miss Mollie Horn. (S) Dollahite Family Bible. Bondsman: C S Smith. (S) Original Marriage Certificate issued 2/17/1888; registered 3/28/1888. [“C S Smith” is likely her uncle who married her aunt Sarah J Dollahite.]
12/14/1888, Roxie was in Memphis for the birth of her son Edward.
6/20/1900, (S) 1900 Census, MS, Tallahatchie Co., Harrison. n: ”Robbert”.
4/19/1910, (S) 1910 Census, MS, Alcorn Co., 3-WD, Corinth. Living at 1115 ? St [next to Bush St.] Both Robert and Roxy could read and write. Roxy has had 8 children, 6 of which were still living. Roxy: Fb: GA, Mb: MS.
1/9/1920, (S) 1920 Census, MS, Yalobusha Co., 11-TWP, 2-BT. Occ: farmer. Owned home free of mortgage. Roxy: Fb: MS, Mb: MS.
12/25/1922, Roxy’s son “Eddie” sent her a Christmas card addressed to: “Mrs R. E. Dollahite, 277 Maryland Ave., Memphis, TN, from Prescott, AZ. (S) Original letter.
9/30/1927, Robert & Roxie held the wedding of their daughter Alice in their home in Water Valley. Daughter-in-law Elizabeth (7) with grandaughter Virginia (3) attended the wedding; as did daughter Ozie and her family.
[1927–1928, the “railroad shops” pulled out of Water Valley which was devasting to the economy.]
4/15/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MS, Yalobusha Co., Watervalley, Distr. 8. Occ: Delivering newspapers.
7/13/1934,  Roxie bought the remaining half of the burial lot where her daughter Bernice was buried from her son-in-law Aaron.
4/1/1935, Robert and Roxie live in Watervalley, MS. (S) 1940 Census.
12/30/1939, Robert elected Justice of the Peace, 2nd District, Yalobusha Co., MS. (S) MS Appointment Certificate.
4/22/1940, Robert and Roxie lives at 307 Simmons St., Watervalley, MS. They rent their home for $6 a month. Robert completed 2 years of high school, Roxie completed 1 year. Robert repairs sewing machines. Their daughter Ozzie lives next door at 305 Simmons St. (S) 1940 Census. [They live with the family of Oscar Davis and his wife Francis.]
2/20/1949, “Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Dollahite celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary with a family dinner in the home of their daughter, Mrs. S. E. Dalton, on Sunday, February 20. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Dalton Jr. and son, Sammie, came up from Grenada to help celebrate this great occasion. Besides Mrs Dalton, Mr. and Mrs. Dollahite have two other children, a son in Memphis and a daughter in Germany.” (S) Newspaper clipping.
3/9/1950, Roxie died in Watervalley, Yalobusha Co., MS. She had suffered for several years from “semi-invalidism”. Buried the next day in Oak Hill Cem., Water Valley, MS.
5/9/1950, Robert died two months after Roxie. He had been in poor health for several years. Robert, a Methodist, died at the home of his daughter Ozie. He was buried the next day next to Roxie. (S) Obituary in Memphis Commerical Appeal, 5/10/1950.
Family notes:
Martha Jane Scott, granddaughter of Robert and Roxie, told of visiting her grandfather when he was older and making entries in his JOP registers. He preferred she do it because his hands shook.
Children of Robert and Roxsie:
i. William Edward Dollahite (22), born 12/1888 in Tallahatchie Co., MS.
ii. Maude Pearl Dollahite, born 9/19/1890 in MS.
No.12:(S) 1900 Census. b: 9/1890.
No.12:(S) 1910 Census. Stenographer for a lumber co.
1/12/1914, Pearl married Norman Erastus Chadwick, born 8/28/1880 in Russell, AL. (S) Dollahite Family Bible. Marriage performed by Rev. T H Dorsey.
9/12/1918, Norman lives at 541 Penn in McComb, MS; and is a “loco fireman” for a railroad. He has blue eyes and brown hair. He lists his son as next of kin. (S) WWI Draft Card.
1/19/1920, (S) 1920 Census, MS, Pike Co., McComb. They live at 706 4th St. they own a mortgaged home. He is a teamster?. Doris is visiting Pearl.
4/17/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MS, Pike Co., McComb. They own their home at 706 4th St., valued at $2500. Norman is an engineer for the railroad. Norman is not a veteran.
9/8/1931 at 6:30 AM on a Tuesday, Pearl died at her home, 706 Fourth St., McComb, MS; buried in Hollywood Cem. Funeral services were held at Centenary Methodist Church. (S) Funeral Notice & (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
1957, Norman died.
Children:
Norman E Chadwick Jr, born 11/19/1917 in Pike Co., MS. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
1938 Norman enlisted in the Army; stationed at Camp Shelby, MS. He is a section hand for a railway.
He lived in Laurel, MS and drove a truck for North American Van Lines. [Martha Jane Scott remembers him visiting them in VA in the early 50’s].
William Allen Chadwick, born 7/2/1920 in MS. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
6/30/1943, William enlisted in the Army; stationed at Camp Shelby, MS. His civilian occupation was a machinist helper.
12/24/1944, a Private in the 311th Inf., 78th Div.; he died in military service in the Netherlands where he was buried. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
iii. Minnie Dollahite, born 2/17/1892 in MS.
3/7/1896, age 4 years 27 days, Minnie died. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
iv. Andie Dollahite, born 10/16/1894 in MS.
2/4/1895, age 3 months 16 days, Andie died. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
v. Almer Dollahite, born 2/10/1896 in MS.
4/18/1896, age 2 months 8 days, Almer died. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
vi. Ozia Lottie Dollahite, born 12/3/1898 in MS.
No.12:(S) 1900 Census.
No.12:(S) 1910 Census.
No.12:(S) 1920 Census.
1/28/1920 at 8:30 in her home in Water Valley, MS, Ozie married Samuel Elijah Dalton, born 4/2/1878 in Booneville, MS. Marriage performed by Rev. L. P. Wasson. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
4/2/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MS, Yalobusha Co., Water Valley. They own their home at 305 Simmons St., valued at $2500. Sam is an assistant foreman for a bridge gang. He is not a veteran.
7/24/1932, The funeral service of Ozie’s little sister Bernice was held at her home in Water Valley.
4/1/1935, Sam and Ozzie live in Watervalley, MS. (S) 1940 Census.
1939, Same earned $1600. (S) 1940 Census.
4/22/1940, Sam, Ozzie, and Sam Jr live at 307 Simmons St., Watervalley, MS. They own their home worth $1500. Sam completed 4 years of high school, Ozzie completed 1 year. Sam Jr. had completed 2 years of college. Ozzie’s parents live next door at 307 Simmons St. Sam is a ‘B & B’ carpenter for Stearn Railroad Co. (S) 1940 Census.
2/14/1950 at 9:45 AM, a Tuesday, Sam died; buried in Oak Hill Cem., Water Valley, MS.
5/1950, They were living in Water Valley when her father died.  Ozie paid the funeral expenses.
1973, Ozia lived at 305 Simmons St., Water Valley, MS. [This was next door to where her parents had lived.]
9/23/1981 at 12:20 AM, a Wednesday, Ozia died at the Water Valley general hospital; buried with Sam. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
Children:
Sam Ervin Dalton, born 12/14/1920 at 6:50 PM in Water Valley, MS. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
He married 2nd Margaret Newsom, born 12/31/1919.
He served in the Navy in WWII on the SSBM3.
1973, They lived at 354 Walthall, Grenada, MS, 38901.
11/30/1999, He died; buried in Oak Hill Cem., Water Valley, MS.
2006, She was moved to a nursing home in Jackson, MS.
vii. Robert Irving Dollahite, born 8/27/1902 in MS.
(S) Dollahite Family Bible.
No.12:(S) 1910 Census. n: “Robbert I”.
No.12:(S) 1920 Census. Robert is a laborer on the farm.
6/27/1925 Robert married Lillian Gertrude Ruby, born 9/24/1905 in MS; Rev. McCall minister.
4/4/1930, (S) 1930 Census, TN, Shelby Co., Memphis. They are renting a home for $40 a month. Robert is a fireman for the railroad.
1933-4, The family lived in MS. (S) Births of daughters Narnia and Audrey.
4/1/1935, Robert and family live in Memphis, TN. (S) 1940 Census.
4/15/1940, Robert, Gertrude, and 7 children live at 1325 Latham St., Memphis, TN. They rent their home for $18 a month. Robert had completed 1 year of high school. Gertrude had completed 4 years of high school. Robert is a fireman for the railroad. (S) 1940 Census.
5/1950, They were living in Memphis when his father died.
1966, Robert, age 65, died of lung cancer in Memphis, TN.
11/16/1981 Gertrude died in Memphis, TN.
Children:
Robert Ervin Dollahite, born 5/8/1927 in Memphis, TN. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
4/15/1940, Robert Jr, age 12, has completed 4 years of School. (S) 1940 Census.
He lived in Mountain Home, Baxter Co., AR.
Charles Ray Dollahite, born 11/4/1929 in Memphis, TN. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
4/15/1940, Charles, age 10, has completed 1 year of School. (S) 1940 Census.
Billy Wayne Dollahite, born 3/3/1931 in Yalobusha Co., MS. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
4/15/1940, Billy, age 8, has completed 1 year of School. (S) 1940 Census.
Narnia Dollahite, born 1933 in MS. (S) 1940 Census.
Audrey Dollahite, born 1934 in MS. (S) 1940 Census.
Shirley Dollahite, born 1938 in TN [twin]. (S) 1940 Census.
Tommy Dollahite, born 1938 in TN [twin]. (S) 1940 Census.
viii. Alice Doris (Dottie) Dollahite, born 9/11/1905 in MS.
No.12:(S) 1910 Census.
No.12:(S) 1920 Census. n: “Allie”
No.12.ii:(S) 1920 Census. Traveled to be with her sister Pearl to help with Pearl’s child Norman while Pearl was expecting William.
 1925, “Alice D Dollahite”, sales lady, The John Gerber Co., lives at 1137 South 3rd, Menphis, TN. Living with her are “Robt E.” who is a car repairman, and “R Irwin” who is a fireman. (S) Memphis City Dir.
9/30/1927 in her home in Water Valley, MS, Alice married Arnold Wescott Scott of Alexandria, VA, born 2/18/1905 in Wisconsin; Rev. J E Lawhorn minister. (S) Dollahite Family Bible,  (S) Newspaper announcement.
4/16/1930, (S) 1930 Census, TN, Memphis. They live in an apartment on Fleetwood St. Alice is a stenographer for a loan examiner. Arnold’s job is “Puntir”.
4/1/1935, Arnold and Doris live in Shelby Co., TN. (S) 1940 Census.
1939, Arnold earned $2600. (S) 1940 Census.
5/2/1940, Arnold W., Doris A., and daughters Martha J. and Carolyn S. live in the unincorporated community of Oakville, in Shelby Co., TN. They own their home on Echles avenue valued at $2200. Arnold had completed 1 year of college. Doris had completed 12 years of school. Martha J., age 8, had completed 1 year of school. Carolyn S., age 5. Arnold is a linotype operator for a newspaper. (S) 1940 Census.
1940, They were mobilized and sent to Ft. Jackson, SC.
1942, They moved to Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.
They moved to Battlecreek, MI [Ft. Custer.]
4/1947, Arnold, US Army Band Director, sent to Germany. [The family lived with Ozzie about 6 months before following him oversees.]
5/1950, They were living in Munich, Germany when her father died.
1973, They lived at 3602 Barcroft View Terrace, Bailey’s Crossroads, VA 22041.
8/17/1988 at 2:05 AM, a Wednesday, Alice died in Aurora, CO. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
6/8/1991, Arnold died.
Children: [2 living daughters, 1 living son.]
ix. Martha Bernice Dollahite, born 12/5/1909 in Alcorn Co., MS;
No.12:(S) 1910 Census.
6/4/1927, Martha married Aaron Baddley; Rev. J E Lawhorn minister. (S) Dollahite Family Bible.
(S) 1930 Census, MS, Yalobusha Co., Watervalley, Distr. 8. Living with parents and husband.
7/23/1932 at 4:25 AM, Martha died of TB in Yalobusha Co., MS. Buried in Oak Hill Cem., Water Valley, MS, in an unmarked grave next to her parents. (S) Dollahite Family Bible. Obituary: “Mrs Aaron Baddley, 23, died Sunday after a protracted illness of two years standing. Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. J. D. Wroten at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Dalton. Burial was made in Oak Hill Cemeter.”
[There is a listing “Grandbaby” below Martha with no other information in the Bible.]

46. William Duncan STEM & 47. Susan Rebekah CLARK
2/14/1857, Susan born in Cotton Grove, Madison Co., TN; d/o 94. John Franklin Clark & 95. Mary Jane Doake. (S) Stemm Family Bible. (S) Death Certificate.
7/4/1857, William born in Big Sandy, Henry Co., TN, s/o 92. Wilson Stem & 93. Drucilla Potts.
No.28:(S) 1860 Census; Henry Co., TN n: “W D”.
No.30:(S) 1860 Census, Cotton Grove, Madison Co., TN: Susan.
No.28:(S) 1870 Census; Camden PO, Benton Co., TN. n: “Wm D”.
No.31:(S) 1870 Census, Jackson, Madison Co., TN: Susan lives with her widowed mother and 5 siblings.
No.28:(S) 1880 Census; Benton Co., TN. William, 22, still lives with his parents. 20 days after the census William’s father died.
No.31:(S) 1880 Census; Jackson, Madison Co., TN: Susan, 22, lives with her mother, sister Lizzie, and brothers Thomas and Harvey.
2/22/1882 in Cotton Grove, TN, William married Susan. (S) Stemm Family Bible.
(S) 1900 Census, TN, Madison Co., 3WD, Jackson. n: “Stem”. Renting a home at 591 Lafayette St. William is a house carpenter.
4/13/1902, William died in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Brown’s Cem., Madison Co., TN. (S) Gravestone.
 1904, Susie R Stem, widow of “Wm D”, resides at 413 North Hays ave., Jackson, TN. (S) Jackson City Dir.
 1906, Susan R Stem, widow of “William D”, resides at 619 Baltimore, Jackson, TN. (S) Jackson City Dir.
4/19/1910, (S) 1910 Census, TN, Madison Co., Jackson, 4-WD. n: ”Sue”. Fb: NC, Mb: TN. Renting a house. She could read and write. She had had 4 children of which 3 were still living [should have been 6 with 4 still living. It appears she did not count the baby boys, and that DeWitt was already deceased – census dates do not always reflect exact date of record.] Her sister Mary “Lizzie” lives with her. Lizzie is blind. Note that this is the first use of the spelling “Stemm”.
4/23/1917, Susan died in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Brown’s Cem., Madison Co., TN. (S) Death Certificate. At her death she was living at 222 Gordon St., Jackson, TN. [This house no longer exists]. She died of natural causes. She was buried on 4/24/1917 by “Usrphelett & Griffin”.
Family notes:
(S) Birth Certificate of daughter Elizabeth, Nashville, TN, Certified No.4017.
Children of William and Susan:
i.  Virginia (“Big Sis”) Stemm, born 12/14/1882 in AR;
No.14:(S) 1900 Census.
No.15:(S) 1910 Census. Seamstress in the dress making industry.
11/6/1912, Wednesday, at 8:00 PM, in the 1st M E Church, she married  Walter L Diffee; born 10/7/1883 in TN. (S) Stemm Family Bible.
4/23/1917, Virginia signed the death certificate of her mother.
9/12/1918, Walter and Virginia live at 222 Gordon St. in Jackson [her mother’s home]. Walter is a self-employed contractor. (S) WWI Draft Card.
1/5/1920, (S) 1920 Census, TN, Madison Co., Jackson, 4-WD. Susan has died, and Elizabeth and Wilson both live with Virginia. Walter is a contractor in the building industry. They rent a home at 222 Goodman? St. See No.7.
4/8/1930, (S) 1930 Census, TN, Madison Co., Jackson. They own their home at 433 Lexington Ave., valued at $5000. They own a radio set. Walter is a tailor in a clothing store. See No.7.
4/1/1935, Walter and Virginia live in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. (S) 1940 Census.
11/18/1939 Walter died; buried with Virginia.
4/16/1940, Virginia, widowed, her sons William E, Harold D, daughter Dorothy E., son Walter L Jr.; with her widowed sister Elizabeth and her daughter Virginia, live in Jackson, Madison Co., TN, where they rent their home for $25 a month. Virginia completed 8th grade. Son William is an assistant at a newspaper [having earned $780 in 1939]. Son Harold is a stock boy at at hardware store [having earned $35 in 1939]. Daughter Dorothy is a clerk at a ‘10¢ store’ [having earned $18 in 1939].
4/7/1962 Virginia died in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Hollywood Cem., Jackson, TN.
Children:
William Eugene Diffee, born 11/4/1913 in Jackson, TN. (S) 1920,1930 Census.
11/27/1942, he enlisted in the Army, stationed at Fort Oglethorpe, GA.
He married Beth Varnell; born 4/21/1913; died 2/10/2003; buried with William.
1/2/1991 he died; buried in Ridgecrest Cem., Jackson, TN.
Harold Dewitt Diffee, born 5/28/1917 in Jackson, TN. (S) 1920,1930 Census.
9/16/1940, he enlisted in the National Guard.
He married Grayce C ?, born 1925.
2/21/2002, he died in Nashville, TN.
Dorothy Elizabeth Diffee, born 9/7/1920 in Jackson, TN. (S) 1930 Census.
6/8/1941, Sunday, at 2:30 PM in the Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN, she married Thomas
Franklin Rogers; born 8/21/1919. [Dorothy remained a member of this church for the rest of her life, and worked in the financial office of the church for 41 years.]
7/24/1952, Thomas died; buried in Hollywood Cem., Jackson, TN.
Dorothy married 2nd A. E. McGlaughlin.
1996, A. E. died.
11/3/2012, Dorothy died in Jackson, TN; buried at Ridgecrest Cem.
Walter Lafayette Diffee Jr, born 5/20/1925 in Jackson, TN. (S) 1930 Census.
He served in the US Army Air Force in WWII.
He married Georgia M ?, born 7/26/1925; died 3/31/1993; buried with Walter.
8/1/2001 he died in Bells, Crocket, TN; buried in Ridgecrest Cem., Jackson, TN.
ii. DeWitt Newton Stemm, born 8/15/1885 in TN.
No.14:(S) 1900 Census.
8/22/1907 at Andrews Chapel Church west of Jackson, TN, he married Laura Turner Cole, born 1883 in TN. (S) Stemm Family Bible.
4/25/1910, (S) 1910 Census, TN, Madison Co., Jackson, 4-WD.  They own a mortgaged home at 123 McCorry St. They have no children. Laura’s sister Lucy lives with them. DeWitt is a laborer on the railroad.
6/16/1910, DeWitt died in Madison Co., TN. Burial in Brown’s Cem.
iii. Elizabeth Olion Stemm (23), born 8/14/1887.
iv. Ernest Clark Stemm, born 10/21/1889 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.
11/1/1890 died.
v. Thomas Levi Stemm, born 9/15/1891 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.
6/15/1892 died.
vi. Bryan Wilson Stemm, born 7/5/1896 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN.
No.14:(S) 1900 Census. n: “B Wilson”.
No.15:(S) 1910 Census.
6/15/1918, Bryan, WWI Draft Reg., TN, Madison Co., Jackson. He is unemployed and lives at 222 Gordon St., Jackson, with his sister Elizabeth. He is described as having blue eyes and red hair.
Bryan served in WWI. (S) TN State Libr. & Archives, Military, WWI, Madison Co.
No.7:(S) 1920 Census. Unemployed.
1929, Bryan married Mildred C ? (previously married), born 1888 in PA.
4/2/1930, (S) 1930 Census, MD, Baltimore. He is renting a home for $32 a month. He has step children, but no children by this marriage. Bryan is a machinist in the Army. He is a WWI veteran.
1935, Bryan and Mildred live in Baltimore, MD. (S) 1940 Census.
4/6/1940, Bryand and Mildred live at 6107 Danville Ave., Baltimore, MD. They rent their house for $13 a month. Bryan completed 1 year of high school. Mildred conpleted 8th grade. Bryan is a soldier in the US Army. (S) 1940 Census.
11/30/1943, Bryan lived at 6107 Danville Ave, Baltimore, MD; unemployed and retired from the Army. (S) WWII Draft Card.
5/12/1974 Bryan died in MD. (S) SSA.


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