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Bettie "Mozingo" Cannon Ballree
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Birth: 1890
Lenoir County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 1, 1938
Four Oaks
Johnston County
North Carolina, USA

Bettie Cannon Ballree died in a house fire along with her Daughter-in-law Ruby Stone Ballree April 1, 1938.

This is a tragic story. The Ballree's home caught fire in the middle of the night about 2:30 AM, April 1, 1938.

Emmett Ballree and his young wife were in one room and his mother and younger brother Woodrow and nephew Emmett Capps in the next.

Emmett Ballree awoke suddenly and screamed to alert the family. His younger brother Woodrow leaped from his bed, broke out the glass out of the window and jumped to safety after having suffering severe burns. Emmett stumbled trough the flame engulfed house and found his nephew Emmett Capps and hurried him to Woodrow in the yard.

Emmett returned to try to save his wife and mother to no avail. The flames were too intense and burned his face, torso and hands. In desparation he jumped from the window.

Upon further investigation Ms. Ballree was almost totally consumed by the flames except for a few bones upon the bed.

Emmett's young wife was later found near the doorway of the home...the flames just too intense, again the flames so intense...only a few bones remained. It is sad she (Ruby) has no headstone.

Exerpts taken from: articles in the Goldsboro News Argus

Family links: 
  Nancy Bartlette Cannon (1858 - 1926)
  Oscar Ballree (1879 - 1935)*
  Emmett William Ballree (1915 - 2005)*
  Roberta Ballree Capps (1917 - 1975)*
  Woodrow Wilson Ballree (1919 - 1979)*
*Calculated relationship
Deans Cemetery
Wayne County
North Carolina, USA
Maintained by: Laurie Knight
Originally Created by: Jeff Hubbard
Record added: Mar 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67308354
Bettie Mozingo <i>Cannon</i> Ballree
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Bettie Mozingo <i>Cannon</i> Ballree
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 Added: Feb. 15, 2013

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