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Lula Emma "Grandma" Croft Freeman
Birth: Mar. 16, 1890
Woodstock
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 18, 1980
Marietta
Cobb County
Georgia, USA

LULA CROFT: JESS OSCAR FREEMAN
ON JANUARY 2, 1910 IN COBB COUNTY GA.

~~~CHILDREN FROM THIS UNION ARE~~~

1. THOMAS LLOYD
2. SUZETTE
3. EMMA LOUCILE (CLAYTON) MY MOTHER
4. MARY ANN
5. MARTHA LOU (CRAWFORD)
6. JAMES ROY (BUD)
7. AUDREY (ANN-WOODS) TWIN TO AUBREY.
8. AUBERY (BROTHER) TWIN TO AUDREY
5. IDA ALICE: BORN 1928
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~~~LULA'S PARENTS ARE~~~
Emma (Hilton) AND
George Washington Croft

~~~CHILDREN FROM THIS UNION ARE~~~
1. LULA: BORN 1890 (MY GRANDMOTHER)
2. CHARLIE A. CROFT
3. THOMAS WALTER CROFT
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EMMA (HILTON) DIED WHEN LULA WAS ABOUT
FOUR (4) YEARS OLD AND GEORGE
MARRIED A SECOND TIME TO:
Lina Jane (New)

~~~CHILDREN OF GEORGE WASHINGTON
& LINA JANE (NEW) ARE~~~

1. Ruby Idell (Croft) Howell
2. George Roy (Roxy) Croft
3. MOLLIE M.: BORN APRIL 1900
4. James Ralph (Jack) Croft
5. MINNIE PARLEE: BORN 1904.
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~~~HERITAGE OF THE CROFT FAMILY~~~
1. George Washington Croft
2. Ira Potter Croft
3. LEWIS: BORN 1800
4. FREDERICK JR.: BORN 1764
5. JOHN FREDERICK: BORN 1740
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~~~~~NOTE~~~~~
PERSONAL THOUGHTS: GRANDMA LULA WAS STILL YOUNG AND VERY PRETTY WHEN GRANDPA JESS DIED. HOWEVER, SHE CHOSE NOT TO EVER DATE AGAIN OR REMARRY AND THAT IS HOW SHE LIVED HER LIFE, SINGLE UNTIL DEATH. SHE STILL HAD YOUNG CHILDREN WHEN GRANDPA JESS DIED AND HAD A HARD LIFE I AM CERTAIN. HER DAUGHTER MARTHA LOU, MARRIED ERNEST OTTO CRAWFORD.

**SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT MY UNCLE ERNEST
ERNEST OTTO CRAWFORD
(EVERYONE SHOULD BE SO LUCKY AS TO HAVE A HUSBAND LIKE MY UNCLE ERNEST, HE WAS BASICALLY THE BEST MAN I EVER KNEW IN MY LIFE, OUTSIDE MY DAD), BAR NONE, THAT IS JUST A FACT OF LIFE.)**

MY GRANDMA LULA AND THE YOUNGEST CHILD IDA ALICE, MOVED IN WITH AUNT MARTHA AND UNCLE ERNEST. THEY LIVED WITH THEM UNTIL IDA ALICE WENT THROUGH SCHOOL AND ENTERED THE WORK FORCE. THEN IDA ALICE BOUGHT HER OWN PLACE AND MOVED GRANDMA LULA IN WITH HER. IDA ALICE WAS MARRIED FOR A SHORT TIME IN THE EARLY 70'S, BUT THAT MARRIAGE DIDN'T WORK OUT AND SHE GOT A DIVORCE.
GRANDMA LULA VISITED WITH HER OTHER CHILDREN FROM TIME TO TIME, WHEN SHE WAS ABLE. BUT MOSTLY ENJOYED JUST BEING HOME AND HAVING HER EXTENTED FAMILY VISIT HER. I KNOW I WAS ALWAYS EXCITED WHEN I FOUND OUT GRANDMA LULA WAS COMING FOR A VISIT WITH US. AND EVEN MORE EXCITED WHEN I GOT TO GO VISIT AT HER HOUSE, BECAUSE THEN I KNEW I DIDN'T HAVE TO SHARE HER WITH ANYONE, AS I HAVE THREE BROTHERS AND TWO SISTERS. DOES, THAT SOUND LIKE JEALOUSLY? I IMAGINE IT WAS, I LOVED MY GRANDMA LULA AND WANTED ALL HER ATTENTION! MY COUSIN "BIG PAT" AND MYSELF SOMETIMES VISITED AT THE SAME TIME, THERE IS ONLY FOUR MONTHS DIFFERENCE IN OUR AGES, I KNOW SHE LOVED GRANDMA LULA ALSO, BUT WE SPEND MOST OF OUR TIME TOGETHER, FUSSING OVER WHO GRANDMA LOVED THE MOST AND WHO WOULD SPEND MORE TIME WITH HER? BIG PAT EVEN LOCKED ME OUT OF THE HOUSE ONCE, SO SHE COULD SPEND MORE TIME WITH GRANDMA LULA:-) I KNOCKED ON EVERY DOOR AND WINDOW, HOLLERING FOR GRANDMA LULA UNTIL SHE HEARD ME AND LET ME BACK IN THE HOUSE:-)POOR GRANDMA LULA, SHE WAS A BRAVE SOUL PUTTING UP WITH US BOTH TOGETHER:-)
IN LATER YEARS BEFORE IDA ALICE RETIRED, GRANDMA LULA NEEDED HOME ASSISTANCE AND IDA ALICE HIRED A LOVELY LADY NAMED BERNICE TO STAY WITH GRANDMA LULA WHILE SHE WORKED OR MADE OTHER PLANS OUTSIDE HER WORK SCHEDULE. GRANDMA LULA HAD A VERY BEAUTIFUL HOME WHERE SHE SPENT THE REMAINER OF HER LIFE, WITH IDA ALICE. SHE WAS EXTREMELY HAPPY WITH THE ARRANGEMENT AND ENJOYED HER LIFE TO THE FULLEST. THAT IS WHERE GRANDMA LIVED UNTIL HER DEATH AT AGE 93. GRANDMA LULA WAS DEFINILTELY WELL CARED FOR! AND WELL LOVED!!!!
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GRANDMA LULA WAS MY SECOND MOTHER.
SHE IS CERTAINLY LOVED AND MISSED!
GRANDMA LULA BASICALLY DIED OF OLD AGE COMPLICATIONS.
RELATED TO THE COLON AND DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS.
SHE WAS 93 YEARS OLD.
1980 WAS CERTAINLY A SAD YEAR AS WE LOST
MY BROTHER JR'S SON DARRELL IN MAY, MY SON BOBBY 6 WEEKS
LATER IN JUNE AND GRANDMA LULA IN OCTOBER?
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~~~A POEM FOR GRANDMOTHER LULA~~~

THERE'S MAGIC IN A GRANDMOTHER'S TOUCH
AND SUNSHINE IN HER SMILE,
THERE'S LOVE IN EVERYTHING SHE DOES,
TO MAKE OUR LIVES WORTHWHILE.

WE CAN FIND BOTH HOPE AND COURAGE,
JUST BY LOOKING IN HER EYES.
HER LAUGHTER IS A SOURCE OF JOY,
HER WORDS ARE WARM AND WISE.

THERE IS A KINDNESS AND COMPASSION,
TO BE FOUND IN HER EMBRACE.
AND WE SEE THE LIGHT OF HEAVEN,
SHINING FROM A GRANDMOTHER'S FACE.
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Note: Grandma's obit listed her as 92, but, 1980-1890 is 90 years.

~~~NOTE~~~
THIS PAGE IS IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MY GRANDMOTHER LULA FREEMAN!
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 Parents:
  George Washington Croft (1867 - 1936)
  Emma Hilton Croft (1870 - 1893)
 
 Spouse:
  Jess Oscar Freeman (1886 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  T. L. Freeman (1910 - 1910)*
  Suzette Freeman (1912 - 1912)*
  Emma Loucile Freeman Clayton (1913 - 2003)*
  Martha Lou Freeman Crawford (1917 - 2010)*
  James Roy Freeman (1920 - 2002)*
  Aubrey Freeman (1924 - 1934)*
  Audrey Freeman Woods (1924 - 2003)*
  Mary Ann Freeman (1925 - 1925)*
 
 Siblings:
  Infant Daughter Croft**
  Charlie Andrew Croft (1887 - 1920)*
  Lula Emma Croft Freeman (1890 - 1980)
  Thomas Walter Croft (1893 - 1970)*
  Ruby Idell Croft Howell (1896 - 1970)**
  George Roy Croft (1897 - 1957)**
  Mollie M. Croft Duckett (1900 - 1918)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Bascomb Methodist Cemetery
Woodstock
Cherokee County
Georgia, USA
 
Created by: Becky Monday
Record added: Jul 21, 2008
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