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Nellie S. Wright

Female 1891 - 1998


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  • Name  Nellie S. Wright  [1
    Born  9 Aug 1891  Gainesville, Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Birth 
    • According to the 1900 federal census, Nellie and her twin, Ed, were born August 1890 rather than the 1891 date which is listed in her obituary.
    Census  1900  Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Nellie Wright, daughter, white, female, born in August 1890, age 9, single, born in Georgia, attended school 4 months during the previous year, could not read, could not write, could speak English
    Census  1910  Deer Creek Township, Cass County, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Nellie S. Wright, daughter, female, white, age 18, single, birthplace Georgia, father's birthplace Georgia, mother's birthplace Georgia, could speak English, occupation none, could read, could write
    Census  1920  Deer Creek Township, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Nellie S. Wright, daughter, female, white, age 28, single, could read, could write, born in Georgia, father's birthplace Georgia, mother's birthplace Georgia, could speak English, occupation none
    Census  1930  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • (See notes under the marriage of William Addison Walker and Nellie Wright): Nellie Walker, sister, female, white, age 38, married, age at first marriage 30, did not attend school since September 1929, could read and write, born in Georgia, father's birthplace Georgia, mother's birthplace Georgia, state code: 78, could speak English, occupation none
    Died  30 Mar 1998  Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Obituary  Apr 1998  [7
    an unknown Oklahoma newspaper 
    • Nellie Wright Walker

      Nellie Walker was born to John and Mary Lucinda Greenway Wright on August 9, 1891, in Gainesville, Georgia, and died Monday, March 30, 1998, in Thomas, Oklahoma, at the age of 106 years, 7 months, and 21 days.

      Nellie was born and raised in Georgia. She attended school in Whitehall, Georgia, until the eighth grade, when she moved by train with her family, which included a twin brother and one sister, to Oklahoma in 1904. They farmed northwest of Thomas where they raised cotton and corn. Nellie married Addison Walker in 1922 at Arapaho, Oklahoma. They farmed and raised cattle, chickens, and turkeys. They lived most of their lives in Roger Mills County and the Thomas area. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Thomas. She loved her church, enjoyed being with the people and participating in Bible Study. Nellie lived alone until the age of 100 and then she entered the Thomas Nursing Center.

      She is survived by her five nieces, Fay Dean Hankins, Ethel Lee Ashby, Barbara Parr, Mary Lou Markman and Johnnie Edna LeGrande; 16 great-nieces and nephews; 34 great-great nieces and nephews, 23 great-great-great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her twin brother, Ed Wright; a sister, Maud Bennett; one niece, Lucille Sweeney Gunning.

      Interment in the Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas, Oklahoma
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Nellie S. Walker; born: 9 August 1891; died: 30 March 1998; last residence: 73669 (Thomas, Custer, Oklahoma); state where issued: Oklahoma
    Buried  Mound Valley Cemetery, Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • She was buried in the "Thomas Cemetery," which probably was the Mound Valley Cemetery in  Custer County.
    Person ID  I1492  All Families
    Last Modified  22 Jan 2014 

    Father  John M. Wright,   b. Jan 1865, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1943 
    Mother  Mary Lucinda Greenway,   b. Jan 1867, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. <1900/1910> 
    Married  10 Apr 1887  Hall County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 9
    Georgia Marriage Records 
    • Name: John M. Wright; Spouse's Name: Mary L. Greenway; Event Date: 10 April 1887; Event Place: Hall, Georgia; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M71300-3; System Origin: Georgia-EASy; Gs Film Number: 424632; Reference Id: 324
    Family ID  F12903  Group Sheet

    Family  William Addison "Addison" Walker,   b. 20 Aug 1882, Gentry County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1971, Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1922  Arapaho, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  Jan 1948  Thomas, Custer County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Research 
    • The 1930 census for William Addison Walker and his wife, Nellie (Wright), is very confusing. They are living with the family of Thomas C. and Laura W. Beaman in Oklahoma City. Nellie, listed as born in Georgia as known information known indicates, is listed as Thomas Beaman's sister, though her maiden last name was Wright (see her obituary). Thomas Beaman is the same age as she, which would be correct for her twin brother, Ed (and indeed Thomas and Laura's child is named "Edwin"), but he is from Tennessee. To make matters more interesting, Nellie and Ed Wright's sister, Maude (Wright) Bennett, is also living in the household, listed as a "sister-in-law" of Thomas Beaman's.

      Possibly Ed Wright married a woman named Laura and Ed died, she remarried, and this is how the entire household ended up together. They cannot be found in the 1920 census (and indeed, Laura and Thomas had been been married since Laura was aged 16, and their son Edwin was born about that same time).

      Possibly it is a census taker's error. Possibly it is just wrong.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F614  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S423] Jones, Winonia Darlene "Nona" (Hensley).

    2. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Glade District, Hall County, Georgia; enumeration district: 80, supervisor's district: 29, sheet number: 8B, page number: 342; enumeration date: June 15, 1900

    4. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Deer Creek Township, Custer County, Oklahoma; enumeration district: 122, supervisor's district: 2(?), sheet number: 6A, page number: 198; enumeration date: April 30, 1910

    5. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Deer Creek Township, Custer County, Oklahoma; enumeration district: 34; supervisor's district: 7, sheet number: 3B, page number: 151; enumeration date: January 20, 1920

    6. [S77] 1930 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma; , ward 2; block 100, enumeration district: 55-62, supervisor's district: 5; sheet number: 7B, page number: 156; enumeration date: April 7, 1930

    7. [S640] Walker, Nellie S. (Wright) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown Oklahoma newspaper, April 1998) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S12584] Georgia Marriages, 1808-1967 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S639] Hensley, Sarah Lane "Lanie" (Walker) - Obituary, (originally published in an unknown Oklahoma newspaper, January 1948).