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 Susie Ann <I>Gibbs</I> Hand

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Susie Ann Gibbs Hand

  • Birth 5 May 1894
  • Death 18 Dec 1986 Tift County, Georgia, USA
  • Burial Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, USA
  • Memorial ID 84032021

Susie Ann Gibbs Hand

Susan Ann Gibbs often visited her sister in Rochelle, Georgia, after the death of their mother. Ploomer Seymour Hand worked as an overseer on the plantation of the sister and her husband. It was there that the young couple met, and eventually, fell in love.

The young couple exchanged vows in the middle of the street in Rochelle after church on Sunday, February 11, 1917. It seems that when they arrived, unannounced, at the at the home of the preacher, he had a house full of company so he conducted their wedding "in the street to proclaim them married "just as good as they would be in the finest church in the country."

After living in Rochelle for over three years, the couple made their way to Tift County, in southwestern Georgia. There Mr. Hand earned a living as a carpenter. Except for one year in Florida in the late 1920, the couple remained in the Tifton, Georgia area. Ploomer Hand became a homebuilder, an occupation he continued until his retirement.

The couple had fallen in love more than a year before when Susie Ann Gibbs was visiting her sister in Rochelle, Georgia. Ploomer Hand worked for Mrs. Hand's sister and her husband as an overseer on their plantation.

Mrs. Hand was loving woman who made worked hard to provide well for her family. Quiet and gentle, she was beloved by husband, children, grandchildren and the rest of her family. Her husband always stated that he loved her more than the day they married.

Source: Tifton Gazette Article "Valentine's Day for the Young-at-Heart" dated Feb. 14, 1986

The couple raised four children:
Rubie Lee Hand Blanchett 1915 - 1993
William D. Hand 1921 - 1911
James Clifford Hand 1923 - 1989
Thomas Harold Hand 1931 - 2005

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  • Maintained by: Joan Murphy
  • Originally Created by: C Bozeman
  • Added: 26 Jan 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 84032021
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Susie Ann Gibbs Hand (5 May 1894–18 Dec 1986), Find A Grave Memorial no. 84032021, citing Oak Ridge Cemetery, Tifton, Tift County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Joan Murphy (contributor 47220479) .