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Mary Idella "Dellar" Presley Bennett
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Birth: May 8, 1874
Sulphur Springs
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1920
Sulphur Springs
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA

Mary Idella Presley married Thomas Jefferson Bennett June 12,1892 in Cleburne County , Arkansas. Thomas and Della are on the 1900 census in Conway County, Arkansas. They are living near Center Ridge. Della's Aunt, Nancy Presley Morrison is living near by. Thomas is 28 and she is 26. They have daughter Roxanne Elizabeth (Roxie) age 2. The census says that Della has had 3 children before 1900 but only 1 is living(Roxie). I wonder where the other 2 are buried, On the next census 10 years, (1910) later Della 35 years old and Thomas has Roxie age 12, Florence age 8 and Cesal Pitts, age 4. They are living in Sulpher Springs, Van Buren County Arkansas. That would be close to what we call Sugar Loaf today. Cesal died sometimed between 1910 and 1920 but we dont' know where he is buried either for sure. By the 1920 census Della is living at home with her parents Elzy and Jerusha Presley with her 9 year old daughter Vaudie. They have her listed as a widow, but we know that isn' right. Her and Thomas got a divorce sometime between 1912 and 1920 Thomas moved to Texas and married and had another family. Shortly after the 1920 census that was taken on January 20 , Della died during the flu epidemic of 1920. This was in late February or March of that year.I went back and found the old clippiong from the VBC newspaper. it said she died 2-11-1920. This was in the Bee Branch News on page 1 collum 4 of the paper. Vaudie went to live with her sister Forence Bennett Johnston and Jasper Johnston. She was 9 years old. 
Family links: 
  Elzy Leonard Presley (1847 - 1923)
  Osnootia Jerusha Roberts Presley (1847 - 1932)
  Florence Narcisus Bennett Johnston (1902 - 2001)*
  Callie Caldonia Presley Maxey (1866 - 1954)*
  Phoebe Ann Presley Doyal (1871 - 1958)*
  Mary Idella Presley Bennett (1874 - 1920)
  Daniel Jefferson Presley (1876 - 1958)*
  Margert Lula Presley Bradley (1879 - 1965)*
  Caleb Edna Presley (1881 - 1966)*
  Alta Lee Presley Upchurch (1888 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Colony Cemetery
Van Buren County
Arkansas, USA
Plot: Row 16 next to parents in unmarked grave
Created by: Alice Burroughs-Shipley
Record added: May 22, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90582575
Mary Idella Dellar <i>Presley</i> Bennett
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Mary Idella Dellar <i>Presley</i> Bennett
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- Alice Burroughs-Shipley
 Added: Jun. 22, 2012

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