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Fifth Generation (Continued)

Family of Ruth Eveline PARKER (38) & John PEARSON

76. Melvina Elizabeth PEARSON. Born on 8 Oct 1869 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 54, Melvina Elizabeth died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 18 May 1924. Buried in May 1924 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in District 17, Henderson County, Tennessee in 1870. Alias/AKA: "Lovie".

On 13 Feb 1889 when Melvina Elizabeth was 19, she married James Robert DENNISON, son of Washington H DENNISON (1837-1906) & Martha Jane FULLER (1847-1932). Born on 9 Nov 1866 in Tennessee. At the age of 88, James Robert died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 11 Oct 1955. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee in 1943.

They had the following children:
165 i. L. Herschel (1889-1937)
166 ii. Hazel Nema (1891-1911)
iii. Martha Eveline. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. Alias/AKA: "Pudden".

Martha Eveline married Vernon MONTGOMERY.


77. Walter C. PEARSON. Born on 24 Nov 1871 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 57, Walter C. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 25 Apr 1929. Buried in 1929 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Walter Pearson Died Suddenly; One of Lexington's Most Valuable Citizens to His Reward: Walter Caswell Pearson, aged 57 years, a lifelong and leading citizen of Henderson County and Lexington, died suddenly at his home here April 26, 1929, his death being attributed to heart failure. Mr. Pearson was born within four miles of Lexington and had spent practically of his life in Henderson County where he was engaged in farming and the gin business. Several years ago he and his brother, P. P. Pearson, purchased the W. J. Johnson ginning interests in Jackson and operated the large gin and also a gin at Timberlake. In addition to his brother, Priest P. Pearson, he is survived by another brother, Leo H. Pearson, and a sister , Mrs. Ethel Enochs of Jackson. He was the son of the late John and Evelyn Parker Pearson. He married Miss Ella Howard, daughter of the late R.W. and Lula Henry Howard of Lexington on March 4th, 1896, and to this union three children were born, all of whom survive; Samuel Howard Pearson, now in business in Lexington; Miss Evelyn Pearson of the First National Bank, and Mrs. J. M. (Lula) Pickens. His wife passed away to her heavenly reward July 29th, 1925, and he was married on December 31st, 1926, to Mrs. Eula Hood Phillips of Murray, Kentucky, who survives him. Mr. Pearson was a member of the Methodist Episocal Church, South at Lexington, was prominently identified with the civic and agricultural interests of the county and was active in the affairs of the Democratic Party of his county, having managed the campaign of Gov. Horton last fall. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist Church by Rev. W.C. Waters, pastor, interment in the Lexington Cemetery.

On 4 Mar 1896 when Walter C. was 24, he married Ella HOWARD, daughter of Richard William HOWARD (1849-1929) & Lula HENRY. Born on 3 Oct 1874 in Madison County, Tennessee. At the age of 50, Ella died on 25 Jul 1925. Buried in 1925 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Goes to Her Reward: Lexington has never had a sadder or more lamented death than that of Mrs. W.C. Pearson, which occurred July 28th, following an operation for gallstones, with which disease the patient had suffered at irregular intervals for years. Ella, daughter of R.W. and Lula Howard, was born in Madison County, October 3rd, 1875, but most of her life was spent in Henderson County. March 4, 1896, she was most happily married to Walter C. Pearson and the three children who blessed the union survive, Sam Howard, Evelyn and Lula May. The remains were brought to Lexington for burial in Lexington Cemetery, Pastor W.L. Suggs officiating.

They had the following children:
167 i. Samuel Howard (1897-)
ii. Evelyn. Born on 22 Feb 1899 in Timberlake, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 9 Apr 1931 when Evelyn was 32, she married Ennie FANNING, in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee.

Marriage Announcement: Announcement is made of a marriage very interesting to a number of friends, which occurred April 9, in Huntingdon, when Miss Evelyn Pearson and Mr. Innis Fanning were married, the Rev. Dr. H. O. Garden, of the Presbyterian Church, officiating. The bride is a very charming member of a family which has been prominent socially and in the business affairs of Henderson county for years. For several years she has held a clerical position in the First National Bank and is very popular socially and in the business world. The groom is equally well connected and has been very successful in professional baseball and auto racing. Intimate friends have known of the marriage for some time but in the modern fashion they have kept their secret until it suited their pleasure to permit others to express the good wishes which are so generally felt for their happiness. They are now at home to their friend at Mrs. Pearson's apartment in the old Pearson home.



168 iii. Lula May (1901-)

78. Priestly Peter PEARSON , Senior. Born on 21 Mar 1874 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 80, Priestly Peter died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 9 Apr 1954. Buried in 1954 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee. Occupation: Cotton Ginner and farmer. Alias/AKA: "Priest".

On 24 Nov 1907 when Priestly Peter was 33, he married Ida Ophelia SANDERS. Born in 1886. At the age of 75, Ida Ophelia died in 1961. Buried in 1961 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Infant. Born on 30 Sep 1910 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 30 Sep 1910. Buried in Sep 1910 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Mary Sue. Born on 4 Jul 1912 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Mary Sue died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 5 Nov 1912. Buried in Nov 1912 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iii. Priestly Peter. Born on 14 Apr 1914 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 45, Priestly Peter died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1960. Buried in 1960 in Lexington Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

169 iv. Elizabeth Jones (1916-)
v. Infant. Born in 1919 in Henderson County, Tennessee. Infant died in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1919. Buried in 1919 in Parkers Crossroads Cemetery, Henderson County, Tennessee.

170 vi. Alice Louise (1919-)
171 vii. Martha Eveline (1921-)
172 viii. Ida Mai (1924-)
173 ix. Harold
174 x. Robert E. (1928-2004)

79. Ethel E. PEARSON. Born on 11 Feb 1877 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 75, Ethel E. died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 22 Jun 1952. Buried in Jun 1952 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

On 28 Feb 1894 when Ethel E. was 17, she married James Wiley ENOCHS, son of William T. ENOCHS (1832-1869) & Sarah Estelle BROWN (1839-1889). Born on 15 Oct 1867 in Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 53, James Wiley died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 15 Oct 1920. Buried in Oct 1920 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
i. Ruth. Born on 13 May 1895 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 40, Ruth died in Henderson County, Tennessee on 9 Mar 1936. Buried in Mar 1936 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.

Ruth married Eugene ANDERSON. Born on 6 Oct 1890 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 45, Eugene died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 4 Mar 1936. Buried in Mar 1936 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

ii. Mary. Born on 24 Mar 1897 in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee. Mary died in Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee on 22 Jun 1897. Buried in Jun 1897 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

iii. John. Resided in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee.


80. Leo Howard PEARSON Senior. Born in 1881 in Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 54, Leo Howard died in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee on 15 Aug 1935. Buried in Aug 1935 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

Obituary: Leo H. Pearson, the son of the late John and Mrs. Evelyn Pearson, was born at the old Pearson home five miles north of Lexington and died in a Jackson hospital August 15, 1935, at the age of 54 years. On May 10th, 1910, he was happily married to Miss Estell Hardin and of the children born to the union, two survive, Ruth who married Lawton Scott, and Leo, Jr. Mr. Pearson had been in business in Lexington and has for several years been handicapped by being seriously crippled, but in spite of that his energy has been inexhaustible. His illness was comparatively short, as he was attacked only the Sunday before his death by what seemed to be acute rheumatism, which developed rapidly. He was carried to a Jackson hospital Monday, where he was had a stroke from which he never rallied. In addition to his wife and two children, he is survived by one brother, Priest, a Henderson County farmer, and Ethel, widow of the late Wiley Enochs, who lives in Jackson. The funeral services were held in the Huntingdon Street home with Rev. A.F. Haynes and Rev. Fleetwood Ball participating and paying tribute to the life and character of the deceased. We have known the Pearson family for more than fifty years, many of them intimately, for many of them have staunch friends of The Progress and its force, hence it is natural that we should feel a deep sympathy for the surviving family in his loss by premature death. R.R. Pafford in charge.

On 10 May 1910 when Leo Howard was 29, he married Estelle HARDIN, daughter of Thomas G. HARDIN & Kiziah ADAMS (1849-). Born in 1881. At the age of 70, Estelle died in 1951. Buried in 1951 in Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Henderson County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:
175 i. Ruth L. (1912-2004)
ii. Leo H.. Born on 22 Jul 1915.

On 23 Mar 1940 when Leo H. was 24, he married Grace WADE.


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