|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1875|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1960|
Jennie Viney Taylor's mother was Sarah Elizabeth Taylor. She married Herschel Thomas Hailey in 1902 and her mother married Tom's brother James. Born in Rome, Georgia, she grew up in the Trion area, or Hall's Valley, of Chattooga County. She and her mother moved to Texas about the turn of the century. Jennie was a dressmaker by trade and could sew beautiful clothes. After her marriage to Tom, the couple moved around the West, living in Cheyenne, Ogden, and other places where the Union-Pacific RR had a depot. They homesteaded 320 acres at Yale Crossing in Iron County, Utah. Eventually they settled in Council Bluffs, Iowa, where they remained for over 50 years. Jennie was an active member of a club called the "Lady Lizards." She held many offices with titles such as gila monster and iguana. In 1960 she visited relatives in Georgia and walked through briers and brambles for a quarter of a mile to get a glimpse of the old homestead. It was rundown and dilapidated but covered with beautiful Seven Sisters roses still growing hardily up the trellis on the side of the house. Delighted to have seen such a sight, she returned to her home in Florida the next day and passed away in her sleep that night, most likely from a stroke induced by the exertion of the hike. She would have been 85 years of age the next morning.
She was my Nannie and I loved her dearly.
Sarah Elizabeth Taylor Hailey (1857 - 1921)
Herschel Thomas Hailey (1876 - 1958)*
Robert Richard Hailey (1919 - 2001)*
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Lynn Turner
Record added: Aug 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57591653
Happy birthday, Nannie! I love you!|
Added: Dec. 20, 2014
Thinking about you today and every day, Nannie. I miss you and I love you.|
Added: Dec. 18, 2011