|Birth: ||Aug. 22, 1880|
|Death: ||Mar. 20, 1975|
Mollie Ella is my daughters' paternal Gr-Grandmother through her daughter America "Meck" Lea (Pickens) Armstrong (1907-2005).
The last of at least three children born to Robert Caldwell and Marsavan (Lyon) Womack of Yell Co AR, Mollie married Samuel Kimbul Pickens on 6 Sep 1898 in Yell Co AR. They had ten children, seven sons and three daughters.
"YELL COUNTY RECORD, March 27, 1975
Mrs. Martha Ella Womack Pickens, 94, of Dumas, died Thursday, March 20. She was the widow of Sam Kimble Pickens.
"Survivors include four sons, Dean Pickens of Dardenelle; three daughters, three brothers, Odell Womack of Dardenelle and Ethredge Womack of Yell County, two sister[s], 38 grandchildren and 60 great-grandchildren.
"Funeral was Sunday at Anderson Chapel Baptist Church near Dumas. Interment was in Tyro Cemetery."
Note: New marriage and Census information has surprisingly changed the name of Mollie's mother in our family history. It was believed her mother was Mary Hudgins, but we now know Mary was Robert's third of four wives and Marsavan Lyon, his first wife, was Mollie's real mother.
Marsavan (Lyon) Womack died when Mollie was about 4 yrs old. Mollie's father Robert, next married Marsavan's younger sister, Martha. Martha also died, less than four years after the marriage.
By the time Mollie's father married his third wife Mary, Mollie was about 7 yrs old. Robert and Mary stayed married for 24 yrs, until Mary's death in 1910. When Mary died, Mollie had already been married to Sam Pickens for about 12 yrs. In every sense of the word, except biological, Mary Hudgins Womack was her mother, for most of her life.
Thank you Margie, for the picture of Mollie and Sam's tombstone. Thank you to Margie A. for the nice picture of Ella.
Robert Caldwell Womack (1854 - 1933)
Mary Elizabeth Hudgins Womack (1859 - 1910)
Samuel Kimbul Pickens (1877 - 1954)*
Robert Thedford Pickens (1899 - 1985)*
Lonnie Dean Pickens (1903 - 1977)*
America Lea Pickens Armstrong (1907 - 2005)*
James Cecil Pickens (1910 - 1994)*
Franzer Irvin Pickens (1920 - 1977)*
Buford Frelen Pickens (1923 - 1998)*
Created by: Bonnie's Daughter
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48313793