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Missouri "Zora" Ratley Floyd
Birth: Apr. 13, 1884
Rutherford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1978
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

My grandmother, my father's mother. She was married to Andrew Floyd, and they married when she was thirteen years old, he was nine years older than her and their marriage was arranged. He died in March of 1925 at the age of fifty and she was forty one and pregnant with my dad.

They had nine children, five daughter's Snoe, Lorena, Francis, Linda (who all preceded her in death) and Thelma Grace Floyd Whitworth and four sons Roland, Graham, Hope (who all preceded her in death) and Phonell Floyd(my dad).

She was a sharecropper in Fairmont North Carolina who was the daughter of indian slaves. Her children weren't that far away in age from her so she had to send her younger children to Michigan with her older children so she could work her land. She finally had to leave and join her younger kids in Detroit in 1935 because her house was burned down and she was cheated out of her land.

Ma was a quiet and soft spoken lady. She never worked when she came to Detroit because she was never educated so she was always supported by her children.

My dad would go see here everyday and give her one silver dollar and a couple times a week he would take her for a ride in his car which was a grand thing for her. She was an old lady by the time I was born. So I really didn't know her as well as my older brother and sister's.

Note: I just found out my grandmother was really born in Whithouse North Carolina (now extinct), Fairmont is that area.

I want to thank Rhonda Kirkpatrick-Harrison for sponsoring my grand-mothers memorial. 
Family links: 
  Andrew Floyd (1876 - 1925)
  Roland Floyd (1906 - 1996)*
  Snoe Floyd Stanley (1907 - 1998)*
  Lorena Floyd Ingram (1912 - 1998)*
  Hope Floyd (1912 - 1943)*
  Graham Floyd (1913 - 1980)*
  Francis Floyd (1915 - 1915)*
  Thelma Grace Floyd Whitworth (1916 - 2009)*
  Linda Floyd Mallett (1922 - 2003)*
  Phonell William Floyd (1925 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
United Memorial Gardens
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
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Record added: Jun 16, 2003
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Missouri Zora <i>Ratley</i> Floyd
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