15 April 2017

Meet Mary Lee (A to Z Challenge, Letter M)

This is Mary Lee Renfus.  Isn't she the cutest?

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Census records suggest Mary was born in Georgia.  Her granite tombstone provides the year of 1895.  About or before 1916, Mary Lee married a farmer named James Renfus.  They had at least six children.  In the Spring of 1935, Mary and James were living in Dooly County, Georgia.  Five years later, they were in Peach County.

Mary lost James in December of 1960.

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According to the Social Security Death Index, Mary died in Bibb County, Georgia at the age of 90 years.  Her remains were returned to Dooly County and now rest beside those of her husband at Evergreen Cemetery in Pinehurst.

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Are you wondering what's up with all the "letter" posts? I am participating in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge (links to official page). This challenge lasts through the month of April, with Sundays off.  Each day follows a different letter prompt, in order, from A to Z.  Click here to see all my letter posts on one page (in reverse order). This blog as a whole is one of my themes – telling the tales of tombstones, primarily from those found in the Southern United States and usually the State of Georgia.  You may follow along with me by email and other social media platforms listed at the top of the sidebar.  I and other bloggers in the challenge on Twitter will also be using #atozchallenge.

Though this is my second year in the challenge, it's my first with two blogs.  I am also participating with Lincecum Lineage.  Though it is a one name study blog, my theme there is "kinfolk direct." These genealogy and family history posts all involve a direct relative.

Are you participating in the challenge, too? Please leave a link to your blog in the comments, I'd love to pay you a visit.  Good luck to all involved!

3 comments:

Sara C. Snider said...

Mary Lee is adorable. It's sweet she was able to be buried next to her husband.

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Click said...

It's probably kind of weird to say it, but I really like their gravestones. :-)

Cait @ Click's Clan

Janet Miles said...

Love her picture. How nice that they brought her back to be buried with her husband.

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