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James Edward Hooker, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 7, 1881
Guys
McNairy County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Mar. 22, 1959
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Parents:
Thomas Benton Hooker and Martha Ann Auten Hooker

Grandparents:
John Nathan Hooker and Rebecca Guise Hooker
John Auten and Nancy (Unknown) Hooker

James was from Scottish and Irish decent. He started out as a farmer. When the Pickwick Dam was being built, my cousin Ann and her husband found paperwork that he hired his wagon and 2 mules out for .75 cent an hour to help build the Dam.

James was also a streetcar conductor in Memphis, TN, and worked on the railroad. After he and Mary Callie's divorced, he was working for the Southern Pacific Railroad where he met Myrtle Lillian Johnson. Myrtle was traveling from Memphis TN to Alabama on the train, and James was working that day. That was a lucky day for a lot of us.. :-)

My Grandfather was a Mason and belonged to a Masonic Lodge in Memphis, Tn, for many, many years before he died.


Married: Mary Callie Dowdy Hooker on ? divorced:?

Married: Myrtle Lillian Johnson on July 5, 1922

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James Edward and Mary Callie's children:
son: Cleo Benton Hooker
daughter: Rosa lee Hooker
son: Jewel Hooker
son: Thomas Edward Hooker

James Edward and Myrtle Lillian's children:
daughter: Martha Agnes "Billie" Hooker Cooper Donaldson
son: James Edward "Jay" Hooker Jr.
daughter: Dorothy "Dot" Ann Hooker Sweet Stamps
daughter: Mable Ruth "Pete" Hooker Anderson
daughter: Alma Maude "Little Sister" Hooker
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Even though they were half siblings, not one of these children thought this away. They were very close and loved each other very much.
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Billie, first daughter born to James and Myrtle is my mother.
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Please leave a note and token for my Papa.. Thanking you from the bottom of my heart.


 
 
Burial:
Straight Bayou Cemetery
Richey
Sharkey County
Mississippi, USA
 
Created by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs,...
Record added: Sep 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21660385
James Edward Hooker, Sr
Added by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
 
James Edward Hooker, Sr
Added by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
 
James Edward Hooker, Sr
Added by: Peace, Comfort and Hugs, Brenda & Wendy
 
 
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