|Birth: ||Apr. 12, 1905|
|Death: ||Dec. 12, 1978|
~*~❤~*~~*~❤ Papaw ❤~*~~*~❤~*~
A sweeter man could not be found than my grandfather, our Papaw.
Alvah Brandle Mahanay, Sr was the son of Alden Mahanay and Ollie Morris Mahanay. My grandfather's mother Ollie died when he was only 18 months old. She died of pneumonia. He never knew his real mother, but it was not long before his father remarried Elizabeth Woodard. She raised my grandfather and two other children as her own. I'm sure they never felt that she was a step-mother, just there mother. My own mother knew her well and loved her dearly. She said once she mentioned to my dad something to the effect that Lizzy was his step grandmother. She said he was shocked and actually did not know that.
My grandfather grew up with a large family in a rural part of Johnson County, Tx called Cotton Valley. It was in the rural community where he met, courted and married my grandmother, Ivy Walker. They remained in the Alvarado area until sometime in the mid 1930's. I do know my grandfather had a small grocery story in that area, this part of the area was referred to as Griffith Switch. When the Depression came so many people could not pay their bills so he was forced to close his store and move his family to Fort Worth, the big city.
Over the years I don't know how many different jobs he had in Fort Worth. I do know he worked for Mrs. Baird's Bread for many years and then he also worked at the Quartermaster on the south side of Fort Worth.
They had a modest, but very homey house on the south side of Fort Worth. And attended the South Side Baptist Church just blocks from their home for as long as they were living there.
My grandfather loved to garden and he loved to garden with my dad. My dad had a dairy farm in Alvarado and he always, always had a huge garden. My granddad loved to help with it. As well as I remember he had his own garden, too. The picture on his profile is him stand in an okra patch with okra up to his shoulders. I can still see him now in the garden, he never did anything outside that he did not wear his safari hat. He had a special hoe he filed down just for hoeing weeds.
He was a good man, a kind man and good Christian man. Love by all his family and grandchildren. He was taken from us suddenly one evening when he suffered a heart attack. He had been cleaning leaves out of his gutters and doctors said from examining him he already suffered a previous heart attack. The one that day was fatal. He's been gone over 35 years, but it seems only yesterday he left us.
You left me beautiful memories
Your love is still my guide,
And though we can not see you,
Your always at my side.
Alden Burris Mahanay (1881 - 1950)
Ollie L. Morris Mahanay (1881 - 1906)
Ivy Walker Mahanay (1906 - 1997)*
Alvah Brandle Mahanay (1926 - 2009)*
Onah Royce Mahanay Black (1900 - 1983)*
Floyd Fillmore Mahanay (1902 - 1979)*
Alvah Brandle Mahanay (1905 - 1978)
Lula Allyne Mahanay (1909 - 1917)**
Oleta Mahanay Morris (1915 - 1979)**
W A Mahanay (1917 - 1991)**
Eugene Mahanay (1920 - 1988)**
Lee Otis Mahanay (1922 - 1986)**
Margie Nell Mahanay Fuller (1928 - 2007)**
Created by: Beverly Mahanay~Short...
Record added: Sep 03, 2009
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