|Birth: ||Apr. 2, 1885|
|Death: ||May 18, 1972|
Leola Annabelle Stockard was born April 2, 1885 in Leap Year(Wayne)TN; married Jefferson Davis Jan.11, 1903 near Mertens,TX; and died in Hillsboro(Hill)TX.
Thomas Arthur Stockard,her father, was born Jan. 1,1855 in TN and died May 28, 1932 in Melrose(Curry)NM. He married Mary Eugenia Meredith who was born Sept. 6, 1855in (Wayne)TN and died in 1941 in Melrose(Curry)NM. Thomas and Mary were married May 28, 1932.
She was the mother of ten children: Darrell Merritt, born April 17,1904;Maurine, born May 27, 1906; Wallace Turpin, born July 3,1908;Curnie Meredith, born Nov. 23, 1910; Lois, born Nov. 27 1912; Winnie Gene, born Jan. 31,1915; Hallie May(Hal), born Jan. 7,1917; Bernice (Bunk); and Ola Christine( Kik), born Nov. 7,1921.
Jefferson Davis built a beautiful two story home for his family. They were the first family to have indoor plumbing in Mertens; the first family to have an automobile.
His three sons graduated from Texas A&M. Most of his daughters graduated from college, also.
Mrs. Davis lived in their home for many years after her husband's death in 1946. She made outstanding pear preserves. She spent her later years at the Moody House on the Seawall with a view of the Gulf. Several of her children lived nearby: Wallace, Lois,and Kik in Texas City; Mabel in Galveston.
Thomas Arthur Stockard (1855 - 1932)
Mary Eugenia Meredith Stockard (1856 - 1941)
Jefferson Davis (1878 - 1946)
Wallace Turpin Davis (1908 - 1992)*
Lois Davis Holland (1912 - 1982)*
Winnie J. Davis Elmore (1915 - 1993)*
Mabel Davis McClure (1919 - 1995)*
Ola Christine Davis Crowe (1921 - 2009)*
Bernice Davis Gilley (1924 - 2009)*
Note: Wife of Jefferson Davis, Dau of Thomas Arthur Stockard and Eugenia Meredith
Created by: Lana Davis
Record added: May 17, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37204214