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George Wallace Carawan
Birth: Aug. 3, 1874
Pamlico County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 1944
Chesapeake City
Virginia, USA

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GEORGE WALLACE CARAWAN was born in Lowland, N.C., and died in Norfolk County (now Chesapeake), Va. His father was Marcus Carawan, son of Benjamin and Delilah White Carawan, and his mother was Marietta Alcock, daughter of Frederick and Harriett Spence Alcock.

He was married to Mary Arabelle Spain and the following were their children:

Rona Brandon
Connie Topping
Cassie Deane
Maretta Florence
Vance Joshua
Albert Leo

Wallace Carawan was a farmer who suffered from poor health a great part of his life. He sold his farm in Lowland, N.C., and purchased a farm near Northwest, Va., however the land company offering these properties for sale went defunct and the family returned to Lowland. Thereafter he purchased a farm on Mt. Pleasant Road, Norfolk County, Va., and lived there for the remainder of his life.

Life adjusted to progress - driving an automobile was a bit of a hazard for him - when sighted coming down the road in his car, children hurried to open the gate because at times if it was closed he just crashed through it. "Miss Arabelle" thoroughly enjoyed listening to the radio, especially "The Lone Ranger" in the evening; one evening (after Miss Arabelle had listened to her program and retired) he inquired of his son if he too enjoyed "The Lone Ranger" and when his son replied that he didn't care much for it Wallace said: "Neither do I, I say damn the Lone Ranger - but if your Mother enjoys it that's fine with me."

He dearly loved to attend an auction and as a result some of the items Miss Arabelle accumulated were not ordinarily found in a country farmhouse.

During his latter years he spent a great deal of time under the "Big Oak" which remains standing today and his young grandson, Jimmy, was pleased to have him as a companion.

Compiled by:
Mary Carawan Bass and Frances C. Griffin
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 Parents:
  Marcus Carawan (1830 - 1917)
  Marietta Alcock Carawan (1851 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Arabelle Spain Carawan (1878 - 1962)*
 
 Children:
  Vesta Wallace Holton Williams (1898 - 1987)*
  Connie Topping Carawan (1903 - 1948)*
  Cassie Deane Carawan Griffin (1906 - 1994)*
  Maretta Florence Carawan Miller (1909 - 2006)*
  Vance Joshua Carawan (1916 - 1997)*
  Albert Leo Carawan (1919 - 1954)*
  Albert Leo Carawan (1919 - 1954)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Carawan Emery (1855 - 1937)**
  Joseph S. Carawan (1859 - 1943)**
  Kittura Carawan Spain (1861 - 1930)**
  Benjamin Robbie Carawan (1867 - 1954)**
  Ira Thomas Carawan (1872 - 1969)*
  Julia Carawan Ireland (1872 - 1950)*
  George Wallace Carawan (1874 - 1944)
  Delilah Carawan Leary (1880 - 1956)*
  Daniel Richard Carawan (1884 - 1960)*
  Effie Mae Carawan Guynn (1888 - 1961)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Riverside Memorial Park
Norfolk
Norfolk City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Susan C. Griffin
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66548045
George Wallace Carawan
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