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 Leila Augusta <I>Parker</I> McClain

Leila Augusta Parker McClain

Birth
Sardis, Copiah County, Mississippi, USA
Death 15 Jul 1957 (aged 61)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Kerrville, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 6627624 · View Source
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Born in Pine Valley, Yalobusha County Alabama to Andrew Jackson Parker and Pearl Virginia Eubanks. Her grandfather was Rev. Martin Parker minister of Tabernacle Church. She attended the local schools and at the age of 17 she married her first husband Prentiss Horatio Pitts and had 4 children to survive that marriage. Soon after the marriage they moved to Memphis Tennessee and would for several years live between Memphis and Yalobusha County. The marriage ended in divorce in Memphis and she married Albert Lemuel Whatley (aka A. L. Whatley, Lemuel Albert Whatley). Lem was born and raised in Whatley Alabama. Lem's parents were Franklin Benjamin Whatley and Martha S. Allen Whatley. Lem was a railroad man. Lem and Leila's oldest child was born in Memphis and then he was transferred to Desoto Missouri where the other 3 surviving children were born. Leila and Lem lived in a home overlooking the little town of Desoto. Lem had a stroke and was transferred to General Hospital in Memphis Tennessee where he died Oct. 1931 leaving Leila with 4 young children to raise. Leila met and married her last husband Rufus W. Robert McClain in Memphis, Tn. They lived in Fort Pickering, Tn. and in later years moved to Kerrville, TN where she had a heat stroke and died later from it at John Gaston Hospital.
Leila was active in her community and as a midwife delivered many children. She was a devout Christian. She belonged to many women's organizations including a sewing circle.

M. Daniels



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  • Maintained by: Southerngal
  • Originally Created by: Marigay
  • Added: 22 Jul 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6627624
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leila Augusta Parker McClain (12 Jul 1896–15 Jul 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6627624, citing Bethuel Cemetery, Kerrville, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Southerngal (contributor 46941185) .