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Edith Marie Sellers Merritt-Rumage-Henderson
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1920
Banks County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1974
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA

Edith was first married to Curtis Perry Merritt from Pickens County, South Carolina. Curtis was drafted into the Army and left Edith and their child, Harold Curtis Merritt with her parents, Leonard Styles Sellers and Annie Bee Ausburn Sellers. Edith and her mother were washing the clothes one morning and Edith's father was plowing in the field. They missed little Harold (he was about 2) and started looking all over for him. Edith saw him climbing upon the well and before she could get to him, he fell in. She hollered for Papa Sellers to come and Papa Sellers went down the well to try and rescue his grandson. Some men were driving by and saw all the commotion and stopped to see if they could help. They pulled Papa and little Harold up out of the well and put them in their car and headed for the hospital. Little Harold died before they got there. It sure was a sad day in the life of the Sellers and Merritt family.
Edith never got over the loss of her son. She and Curtis divorced - don't know who got the divorce. Seems my father told me she ran away with someone to Oklahoma.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Leonard Styles Sellers (1881 - 1958)
  Annie Bee Ausburn Sellers (1880 - 1952)
 
 Spouse:
  William R Henderson (____ - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Harold Curtis Merritt (1940 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Hoyt Sellers (1902 - 1904)*
  Alma Ruth Sellers Westbrook (1904 - 1936)*
  Moderee Sellers (1907 - 1909)*
  Joe Doyle Sellers (1910 - 1976)*
  Jewel Lee Sellers (1913 - 1982)*
  Howard Thurman Sellers (1915 - 2002)*
  Ralph Edward Sellers (1918 - 1963)*
  Edith Marie Sellers Merritt-Rumage-Henderson (1920 - 1974)
  Jeanette Sellers Gambrell (1923 - 2009)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Memorial Park
Tulsa
Tulsa County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Mel and Carole
Record added: Jan 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47142736
Edith Marie <i>Sellers</i> Merritt-Rumage-Henderson
Added by: Mel and Carole
 
Edith Marie <i>Sellers</i> Merritt-Rumage-Henderson
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Edith Marie <i>Sellers</i> Merritt-Rumage-Henderson
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R.I.P., Edith, we all miss you. I love you.
- Mel and Carole
 Added: Jan. 26, 2010
 
 
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