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Many thanks to Jean Murchison for a family tree sent in 1998 that detailed the line of her husband, a descendent of TG Avery. The photocopy of the photograph of the William A.G. Avery family comes from Jean as well.
Paul Constance Avery
11-27-1905 to 4-11-1994
1902-Eunice Ellen Avery
1903-Thomas Wilbur Avery
1911-Minnie Rebekah Avery
1915-Nell Frances Avery
1917-Lena Mae Avery
1910 and 1920 census for Gates in Lauderdale County show a Virginia Lee born c.1904 as daughter of John H. Lee and wife listed as "Lee" in 1910, Anna in 1920, siblings Mattie, Lillian, Ambie, Pauline, Allen (all older). No proof it's the right Lee family though.
3-24-1904 to 7-1-2007
yes, 103 years old
Paul C. "Sonny"
Minnie Viola Hawkins
John H. Lee
maternal aunts & uncles:
paternal aunts & uncles:
1910 census, Crockett County, District 12:
Thomas G Avery, age 31, married 10 years in marriage 1, born TN of parents born in TN, occupation: milling--flour mill.
Wife Minnie V, age 27, mother of 3 of whom 3 are living, born in TN of a father born in NC and a mother born in TN.
Daughter Eunice E, age 8.
Son Wilbur T, age 6.
Son Paul C, age 4.
boarder Dr. John A. Harwood?, born in MD of parents born in MD, occupation: doctor.
1920 census, Lauderdale County, Gates:
Tom G. Avery, age 40, miller--flour mill.
Wife Minnie V., age 37 (now born in TN of parents born in TN).
Daughter Eunice E, age 18.
Son Wilbur, age 16.
Son Paul C, age 14.
Daughter Rebecca M., age 8.
Son Carroll R, age 6.
Daughter Nell, age 4 years 8 months.
Daughter Lena M, age 2 years 2 months.
1930 census, Lauderdale County, Halls (same page as his father & family)
Paul Avery, age 24, married at 21, laborer--electric shop.
Wife Virginia, age illegible but should be 26 because --married at 23-- born in TN of parents born in TN.
Son Thomas L, age 1 year and 2 months.
8-2-1946 Halls Graphic: (NOTE that Paul's sister Lena Mae married William Ernest
Mullins, connection unknown)
Married July 26th: In a lovely ceremony at Highland Heights Methodist Church, Memphis, Friday, July 26th, Miss Anne Green, daughter of Mr.& Mrs. Allen Burney Green, of 648 Hillcrest, became the bride of Julius T. Mullins, son of Mr.& Mrs. W.G. Mullins, of 818 North Holmes, Memphis. Lewis F. Mills officiated, with the vows being said at 8 o'clock. Among the five attendants of Miss Green were her sister, Miss Betty Green, maid of honor; and her cousin, Miss Patricia Avery, Gates, bridesmaid. It being a formal wedding, all the feminine attendants wore lovely flocks with floor length skirts and carried colonial bouquets of roses. Paul Avery, uncle of the bride, was soloist for the occasion and sang "Because" and "I Love You Truly." Mr. Mullins has been discharged from the Marine Corps after serving four and a half years, three years of which were spent overseas. He is now a student at Memphis State College.
Crockett Times 4-26-1951 (about the wife of a Paul C. Avery who may not be the right Paul C. Avery): Mrs. Darley Compton Avery of Mission, TX died at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis Wednesday night of last week after suffering a heart attack at the home of her sisters, Miss Rose Compton and Miss Flo Compton, 1773 Jackson Ave, Memphis. She was 55. Mrs. Avery, who was visiting relatives in Memphis, had a heart ailment for several years. She leaves her husband, Mr. Paul C. Avery of Mission, and a brother, H.A. Compton of Jackson. Both Mr. and Mrs. Avery were reared in the county...burial in Pond Creek Cemetery."
Gate Cemetery, Lauderdale County:
Paul C. Avery 11-27-1905 to 4-11-1994.
Virginia L. Avery 3-24-1904
Social Security Death Index says he died in Gates, Lauderdale County, and this his ss# was issued in Arkansas.
Online Obituary: Gates--Virginia Lee Avery, 103, died July 1, 2007. Services entrusted to Hall Funeral Home 731-836-7111