Ivory was the daughter of Thomas A. Plant & Ellen Ida Rice. She married Wesley Wallace Tuley on 27 February 1910 & they had 6 children. She died of metastatic carcinoma & carcinoma of the pancreas
Wesley Walker and Ivory Camella (Plant) Tuley. They were sharecroppers when they married in January of 1910. He was born November 4, 1888 and she was born October 28, 1893. Our mother traveled to Texas with her parents by covered wagon. She was seven years old when they arrived in 1900. Her family was from Rosebud, Arkansas. Our dad's family traveled to Texas from Maury County, Tennessee and settled near Ovilla in Ellis County.
Times were tough for farmers in those days, so our parents moved to Pauls Valley, Oklahoma for a year. They soon found tougher times there and moved back to Van Alstyne. This trip was made on one of those modern steam locomotives. Our parents saw their first horseless carriage shortly after their return trip. Mother would often tell us kids how excited everyone got over seeing that thing coming down the road.
Our family moved to Dallas around 1925. We moved into a house on Alaska Street in the Oak Cliff area. Transportation was wonderful. You could get to any place in Dallas from Oak Cliff on the new electric streetcars. The fare was seven cents for adults and three cents for children.
The family later moved to a house in downtown Dallas near the old St Paul Hospital. Garvin, Benny and I graduated from N. R. Crozier Technical High. Our dad made fried pies and sold them to the grocery stores and our brother, Millard, had a job working for James L. Lewis Vending. A package of cigarettes cost seventeen cents in those days and his job was to slit the cellophane with a razor blade and insert three pennies into the package. Customers would insert two dimes and get three cents change inside each package. Times were tough for just about everyone during the depression years. We moved every year back then.
Our family moved to a farm near Mesquite one year. There was no electricity or running water in that old house. Millard owned a Model T Ford and kept it in the large barn out back. My dad was making chili for Mr. Howard on Elm Street in downtown Dallas in those days. His place was located across from the Continental Gin Company. La Fiesta was the chili's brand name.
We were back to Dallas the following year and moved into a house on Southland Street. Southland was just one street north of Hatcher. 'J. D. entered the Civilian Conservation Corps around 1935. He earned $25 a month. This was a great program that helped a lot of families make it through the great depression. Dad was finally able to buy a car around 1939. It was a Willis Whippet. He later purchased an old Studebaker. Benny was working in the circulation department for the Dallas Times Herald and bought a 1935 Chevrolet, which he used on his paper route.
I answered my country's call during WW II and entered the service in 1943 at 18 years of age. I went in weighing 117 pounds and weighed 129 when I was discharged in 1946.
J. P. Dale, a minister from the Primitive Baptist Church, offici-ated at our dad's funeral on Sep-tember 2, 1948. Dad was 59 years of age. Our mother died January 28, 1965 at Jack's home in Port Arthur, Texas. Both are buried in a little country cemetery at Tioga, Texas.
By Junius O. Tuley
Name of Deceased - Ivory Camella Tuley
Birthdate - October 28 1893 ( 71 yrs)
Birthplace - Searcy Arkansas
Deathdate - January 28 1965
Deathplace - Port Arthur Jefferson Texas
Sex - Female
Race - w
Marital Status - Widowed
Occupation - Housewife Home
Father - Thomas A. Plant
Mother - Ida Rice
Informant - Tom M. Tulley
Cemetery - Tioga
Cemetery Location - Tioga Texas
Removal Date - January 29 1965
Wesley Walker Tuley
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