|Birth: ||Sep. 27, 1881|
|Death: ||Aug. 23, 1906|
OLLIE MORRIS GREAT GRANDMOTHER
Born in Itawamba County, Mississippi the daughter of Richard (Dick) Morris and Nancy Morris. Both of her parents died when she was a young girl and her and her two sisters were raised by their uncle Arch Morris in Venus. She married Alden Mahanay in Ellis County, Tx. They settled in Venus in the rural part that was known as Griffith Switch.
Died at a young age from pneumonia. My grandfather was only 18 months old when she died. After Ollie's death Alden married Elizabeth Woodard and she raised all of Ollie's children as her own.
Ollie Had three children: Alvah B. Mahanay,Sr, Floyd Bond Mahanay, Sr. and Onah Royce Mahanay Black.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you.
Richard Henry Morris (1860 - 1897)
Nancy J. Morris (1860 - 1895)
Alden Burris Mahanay (1881 - 1950)*
Onah Royce Mahanay Black (1900 - 1983)*
Floyd Fillmore Mahanay (1902 - 1979)*
Alvah Brandle Mahanay (1905 - 1978)*
Maintained by: Beverly Mahanay~Short...
Originally Created by: Patricia Kemper
Record added: Jul 14, 2010
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