|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1884|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1959|
Sallie was born at the border between Indian Territory and Arkansas, and was the first of seven children, six of whom were girls. She was born to James William ("Willie") Freeman and his first wife, Mary Ann Combs, who died when the children were young. The family was portioned out to other family members as Willie attempted to rear all these little girls by himself.
The family legend says that Willie hired a young widow with many children of her own, who needed work to support her own family, to do housekeeping and perhaps some childcare, and that he soon married her, rearing her children as his own. Census records show they moved often, looking for work, but nearly always lived near extended family.
Sallie married Burt Newberry, and, when most of the family came out to California to find work in the early 1940s, Sallie and Burt came west, too. They settled in Merced where they lived the rest of their lives.
Sallie and Burt had at least three children:
Ray, James, and John.
She was buried in Evergreen Memorial Park, where her father and his elderly sister were also buried, both having been widowed.
James William Freeman (1860 - 1953)
Mary Combs Richardson Freeman (1862 - ____)
Sallie Freeman Newberry (1884 - 1959)
Rosa Lee Freeman Ogletree (1888 - 1968)*
Lurana Freeman Alford (1891 - 1969)*
Leona Freeman Heffner (1891 - 1919)*
John David Freeman (1892 - 1984)*
Edna Mae Freeman Rouse (1898 - 1972)*
James Clarence Freeman (1907 - 1956)**
Evergreen Memorial Park
Plot: Section 29 plot 47
Created by: Kim S.
Record added: Sep 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76727625