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 Nellie May <I>Hunt</I> Carrington

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Nellie May Hunt Carrington

  • Birth 26 Oct 1895 Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1964 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Burial Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA
  • Memorial ID 52472870

only child of William Thomas Hunt and Winnifred Elizabeth Amos, the family moved from NC to Durant, OK where Nellie studied at Southeastern Oklahoma State Normal School (now SEOSU); she married at age 17 to a former faculty member there, A. C. Parsons, in Parsons' first residence in Oklahoma (Alva, where he was also professor); she studied home economics, English literature, languages and the arts at the University of Oklahoma, graduating with her B. A. in 1917; she wrote a Masters thesis on Sir Richard Steele for her M. A. at the University of Oklahoma in 1918; in Oct 1921 she beat Mary Ann Whitman to win the Univ of Oklahoma women's tennis crown, and in Jun 1922 beat Mrs. J. S. Frank to win the Okla City women's tennis crown; she later remarried after her divorce to Wylie Valentine Carrington, a WWI vet and grocery store owner


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  • Created by: Mike Green
  • Added: 16 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 52472870
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nellie May Hunt Carrington (26 Oct 1895–9 Jan 1964), Find A Grave Memorial no. 52472870, citing Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Mike Green (contributor 47148598) .