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 Effie Alena <I>Tucker</I> Massey

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Effie Alena Tucker Massey

  • Birth 13 Nov 1887 Harrison, Boone County, Arkansas, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 1976 Littlefield, Lamb County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Littlefield, Lamb County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 101433779

Daughter of Lucinda Jane (nee Christian) and Thomas Joseph Tucker. Mother of three. Married Frank Houston Hamblin on 21 Feb 1906. She motored to Riverside, California in 1923 with her husband Frank, children, and brother "Bill" Tucker. Returned to Oklahoma by train after Frank died.

Married Ben Massey 16 Jul 1925. Owned and operated the H&H Lunchroom and Cafe between Haileyville and Hartshorne, Oklahoma with husband Ben until the mid 1930s.

Owned a cotton gin in Littlefield, Texas with partners Ben (husband), Daisy (daughter) and George Spears (son-in-law). Sold cotton to the government during WWII. Owned several producing oil wells. She also owned a Packard automobile.

Spent her final years in a nursing home, being cared for by her niece Louise. Louise shared that Effie was tough as nails. She was very kind to my family and pleasant to be around. She crocheted bedspreads and enjoyed embroidery. She lived a modest lifestyle.

1900 US Census: Township 4, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory

1910 US Census: Haileyville Ward 4, Pittsburg, Oklahoma

1920 US Census: Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma

1930 US Census: Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma

1940 US Census: Lamb County, Texas

She enjoyed traveling and photographed everywhere she went. She had boxes of photographs which disappeared into obscurity after her death.

Effie and sister Maggie helped to raise several of their nieces and nephews. They speak of Effie with high remarks of love and praise for being a kind, gentle soul and exemplary role model during one such neice's formative years. "She was the most beautiful person inside and out that this world has ever been graced with."

All of her children predeceased her.

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  • Created by: 47650891
  • Added: 29 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101433779
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Effie Alena Tucker Massey (13 Nov 1887–21 Jun 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101433779, citing Littlefield Memorial Park, Littlefield, Lamb County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by 47650891 (contributor 47650891) .