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 Willie Mae <I>Parks</I> Morris

Willie Mae Parks Morris

Birth
Redwater, Bowie County, Texas, USA
Death 11 Feb 1952 (aged 65)
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
Burial Diboll, Angelina County, Texas, USA
Plot Row 18 / Grave 23
Memorial ID 49441869 · View Source
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Daughter of Thomas and Lela Laura (Nettles) PARKS.

Willie wanted to get married when she was 17. Her mother had died and her father was out of town. You had to be 18 in get married. She didn't want to lie so she wrote 18 on a piece of paper and put it in her shoe. When she got married and was asked how old she was she said "I am above 18." (Story told by her grandson, Jerry.)
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  • Maintained by: Donna Barnes
  • Originally Created by: Lori Lee-Ray
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49441869
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willie Mae Parks Morris (16 Jun 1886–11 Feb 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49441869, citing Ryan Chapel Cemetery, Diboll, Angelina County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Donna Barnes (contributor 47112976) .