Samuel Beeker
(1829-1909)
Ellen J. Gallimore
(1831-1909)
Robert Washington Russell
(1830-1888)
Sarah Flow
(1832-Bet 1900/1910)
William Henry Beeker
(1863-1895)
Minnie Elizabeth Russell
(1867-1905)
Cora Lee Beeker
(1892-1978)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Thomas Joshua Parsons

Cora Lee Beeker 1 2

  • Born: 2 Nov 1892, Mill Bridge, Rowan, NC, USA 1 2
  • Marriage (1): Thomas Joshua Parsons about 1914 in , Jefferson, AL, USA
  • Died: 6 Apr 1978, West Highlands, Jefferson, AL, USA at age 85 3
  • Buried: Birmingham: Elmwood Cemetery, Jefferson, AL, USA 3

   FamilySearch ID: K8RB-15F.

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Census in 1900 in Atwell Township, Rowan, NC, USA. 4 The 1900 census recorded Ed Cornelison, farmer, 51, born Nov 1848, living with his wife he married 3 years earlier: Minnie, 32, Sep 1867. (Note: After James Edward Cornelison's first wife, Sarah Beeker, died about 1893-95, James married her brother William Henry Beeker'widow, Minnie Russell.)
In 1900 living with James and Minnie were Sarah's children: Florence, 23, Nov 1876; Gertrude, 21, Mar 1879; John, 19, Mar 1881; Curtis, Jun 1884, 16, Charley Beeker, Nov 1887, 12; Ella Beeker, Mar 1890, 10. Also children born of William and Minnie: Cora L. Beeker, Apr 1892, 8; and Satie (Sarah) Beeker, 6, July 1893. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina. The census columns for Minnie show she had given birth to 6 children, all alive in 1900.

2. Census in 1910 in Hendersonville, Henderson, NC, USA. 5 The 1910 census recorded at 319 3rd Avenue West: John F. Russill, 52, retail grocery saleman, living with wife Minnie E. Russil, 52; daughters Luna F. Russill, saleslady 5 & 10 store, 28; Alda M. Russill, 20; Nora B. Russill, 18; son Stephen C. Russill, driver meat market ,16; daughter Sarah G. Russill, 13; and nieces Cora Lee Beeker, 17, and Sarah E. Beeker, 15. Everyone and their parents were born in North Carolina. Minnie E. was married to John for 33 years and had birthed 9 children, per the census column.

3. Residence: on 12 Sep 1918 in Johns, Jefferson, AL, USA. 6

4. Census in 1930 in Docena, Jefferson, AL, USA. 7 The 1930 census recorded Thomas J. Parsons, coal miner, 45, living with wife Cora, 37; Mary E., 12; and Charles T., 6. All were born in Alabama except Cora in North Carolina. The record states they were married when Thomas was 29 and Cora 21 years old (about 1914).

5. Census in 1940 in Graysville, Jefferson, AL, USA. 8 The 1940 census recorded at 310 Fourth Avenue: Thomas J. Parsons, section foreman, 55, living with wife Cora, 46; Mary E., sales lady in department store, 21; and Thomas C., paper boy, 16. All were born in Alabama except Cora in North Carolina.

6. Census in 1950 in Kimberly, Jefferson, AL, USA. 9 The 1950 census recorded Thomas J. Parsons, no occupation, 65, living with wife Cora, 58.

7. Residence: on 27 Jul 1956 in Bessemer, Jefferson, AL, USA. 10


Cora married Thomas Joshua Parsons about 1914 in , Jefferson, AL, USA. (Thomas Joshua Parsons was born on 30 Dec 1884 in Adger, Jefferson, AL, USA,6 11 died on 6 Apr 1964 in West Highlands, Jefferson, AL, USA 11 12 and was buried on 8 Apr 1964 in Birmingham: Elmwood Cemetery, Jefferson, AL, USA 11 12.)


Sources


1 FamilySearch.org, North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VCWX-9TH Cora Lee Beeker, 02 Nov 1892 citing vol. 902, p. 287, Rowan, North Carolina, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh.

2 FamilySearch.org, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7JG5-BY6Z Cora Lee Beeker, 2 Nov 1892; citing Birth, Rowan, North Carolina.

3 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132894049.

4 1900 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MSB2-NPP Minnie Cornelison Atwell Township Rowan Co. NC.

5 1910 United States Census, ttps://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML36-X2R John F Russill, Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 78, sheet 6A, family 91.

6 Ancestry.com, U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.), Thomas Joshua Parsons, b. 30 Dec 1994.

7 1930 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:3NKV-Q2M Thomas J Parsons Precinct 39 (Docena), Jefferson Co. AL.

8 1940 United States Census, https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1G5-BLV Thomas J Parsons Graysville AL.

9 "1950 United States Census," https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:6F75-HWLV Thomas J Parsons Kimberly AL.

10 "Greene County Democrat (Eutaw, AL)," 2 Aug 1956 page 1, obituary of Fred R. Beeker.

11 Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=132893949.

12 "Birmingham Post-Herald (Birmingham, AL)," 7 Apr 1964, page 11. Obituary of Thomas J. Parsons.



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