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Bertha Elizabeth "Lizzie" Greeson Davis
Birth: Nov. 3, 1901
Hardin County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Nov. 1, 1970
Sulphur
Murray County
Oklahoma, USA

Lizzie was the third child in a family of six. She was born in Tennessee and traveled with her parents to New Mexico where they homesteaded property in Roosevelt County. She is listed there at the time of the 1910 census. In about 1912 her family moved to near Mannsville, Johnston County, Oklahoma. She lived in Oklahoma the remainder of her life.

Lizzie married Richard Franklin Banks on 13 Jan 1918 at Norton, Johnston County, Oklahoma. This couple were the parents of two daughters, Allene and Lorene. Richard passed away on 10 Feb 1922, prior to the birth of his second daughter.

Following her husband's death, Lizzie moved to her mother's home to live. Her mother was also a widow with three children still living at home and a brother, John Robert Jasper "Bob" Copeland. When her mother passed away Lizzie continued to take care of her youngest sister and her bachelor Uncle. She earned a living for this extended family by working in the fields, doing laundry and sewing. She became an accomplished seamstress which continued to be her profession the remainder of her life.

On Aug.2, 1928 Lizzie married Oscar "Doc" Davis at Mannsville, Johnston County, Oklahoma. Doc and Lizzie had a daughter named Juanda Gene. Doc passed away on 16 Feb 1938 in Sulphur, Murray County, Oklahoma. Lizzie remained a widow for the rest of her life.

She was known as Big Mama to her grandchildren.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Martin Cook Greeson (1866 - 1914)
  Roxie Copeland Greeson (1873 - 1926)
 
 Spouses:
  Oscar Davis (1895 - 1938)
  Richard Franklin Banks (1895 - 1922)*
 
 Children:
  Mildred Allene Banks Haney (1919 - 1994)*
  Lorene Banks Haney (1922 - 2004)*
  Juanda Gene Davis (1930 - 1950)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Harvey Greeson (1893 - 1966)*
  Homer David Greeson (1898 - 1945)*
  Bertha Elizabeth Greeson Davis (1901 - 1970)
  Erwin Franklin Greeson (1904 - 1980)*
  Dora Emmiline Greeson Gragg (1907 - 1992)*
  May Louise Greeson McKee (1913 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mannsville Cemetery
Mannsville
Johnston County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Sandra Haney Tedford
Originally Created by: Stone Seeker
Record added: Feb 12, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17911501
Bertha Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Greeson</i> Davis
Added by: Sandra Haney Tedford
 
Bertha Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Greeson</i> Davis
Added by: Sandra Haney Tedford
 
Bertha Elizabeth Lizzie <i>Greeson</i> Davis
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- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Aug. 27, 2016
For my grandmother "Big Mama"
- Sandra Haney Tedford
 Added: Sep. 19, 2012
 
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