Sunday, December 15, 2013

Miss Mollie Revisited

Mary Jane Polk Hill 1882-1956 obit
Miss Mollie’s obituary
Mrs. Mary Jane Hill
Marshville – Mrs. Mary Jane Polk Hill, 74, died at her home here at 2:20 p.m. Sunday after a three week’s illness.
She was the daughter of the late James and Mary Mullis Rushing. She was born in Union County on March 23, 1882, and had made her home in the Marshville community all her life.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. W. Oxendine of Marshville; six sons, Floyd and Judge Polk of Marshville, Grady, Leo and Boyce Polk of Winter Haven, Fla. and Johnny B Polk with the U. S. Air Force in Guam; 16 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; four sisters, including Mrs. Rena Huggins of Charlotte; a brother; two stepdaughters including Mrs. L D. Phifer of Charlotte; five stepsons.
Funeral services will be held at Pleasant Grove Primitive Baptist Church at 3 p.m. today, conducted by Elder C. M. Mills. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Source: Charlotte Observer 26 Nov 1956 p7A

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North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004
1900 Long Jas M      Mary J Rushing   Book 6 p 88    White

I haven’t found a marriage record for Miss Mollie and Henry Wilson Polk yet, but she is listed as his wife in the 1910 Union County, Marshville census. The oldest child in that census is 10 years old, so she may have been the child of James M Long.
There is much more digging to find the rest of Miss Mollie’s story. So maybe you will hear about her at a later date.

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