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 Nettie <I>Strickland</I> Townley

Nettie Strickland Townley

Death 2 May 1990 (aged 87)
Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Burial Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 100021687 · View Source
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s/w Judson Leon Townley

Daughter of:
Luther Strickland (MS) 1874-1909
Sarah Susan "Susie" Mewbourn Strickland (AL)(m.1898)1881-1973

*** from Jan Riley #47259589
"The Luther Strickland you have connected as Nettie father is incorrect. Her father Luther Sides was born 28 Mar 1873 in Mississippi and died 31 Aug 1909 in Van Zandt county, Texas. His wife Susie Mewbourn (fag#54465191) then married his brother Benjamin John Strickland (fag#70711186)in 1911. After B John Sides died, Susie married Elhanon Eli Sides (fag#50122862) in 1921. Elhanon was my husband's g-grandfather and I remember my father-inlaw speaking with great affection of "Ma Susie"." ***

Sibling of:
Lucy Mae Strickland Tramel 1899-1998
 (m. Arthur Leon Tramel)
Jodie Strickland (m) 1901
Johnnie Lee Strickland (Stricklin)(f) 1903-1904
Annie Strickland (f)1905-
Fannie Lou Strickland (f)1907-
Lena V O Strickland (f) 1908-1983
Jessie Strickland (f) 1915-

Wife of:
Judson Leon Townley

Mother of:
Judson L Townley, Jr. 1923-
Oman Lafaine Townley 1925-1982
 (m. Jo Ann Rutledge 1928-2003)
Wendell P Townley 1929-
James L Townley 1931 -
Donald R Townley 1933-

Born in 1902, Nettie was the third child born to her parents. By the time she turns 7 years old her father is deceased and she has three little sisters, aged 5, 3 and 1.

In 1920 she is the oldest child at home,she no longer attends school, but is unemployed. Her mother has had a new child, another daughter, Jessie, born in 1915.

Nettie married Judson in 1922 when they were 18 and 19 yrs., respectively. They lived in District 2 of Precinct 1 in Crosby County, TX. Their first of 5 sons was born the following year. Judson was working as a farm laborer.

1935 found the family of 7 living in Paducah, Cottle Co., Texas.
The residence in 1940 was 1307 North 8th Street in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, TX. All five sons were still living at home and attending school while the senior Townley was employed as an engineer for the County Hospital.

Thanks to David for providing the information on her mother

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  • Created by: Gina Townley Swinburn
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100021687
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Nettie Strickland Townley (11 Nov 1902–2 May 1990), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100021687, citing Moore Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Gina Townley Swinburn (contributor 46543340) .