Monday, March 23, 2009

Shirley Evans Kent

Mildred Shirley Evans was one of three children born to Fletcher Lowry Evans and Leola Palestine Chamblee. A fourth child died as an infant. Shirley was born May 13, 1913 and was married to Gilmore Lavern "Vern" Kent about 1930. After her death on August 7, 1991, Shirley was buried next to her husband in the Tremont Cemetery.

Shirley's father was the brother of my great-grandmother Thusie Evans Robinson. Their parents were John Thomas Evans and Elizabeth Ann Bishop. Shirley's mother was the daughter of Benjamin Chamblee and Telitha Webb.

Here is Lowry in the 1910 census, living at home with his parents:

1910 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Beat 4, Tremont precinct, Russellville Road
John T. Evans 60 MS GA GA farmer
Elizabeth 61 AL U.S. U.S. wife, 7 children, 6 living
Lowry 26 MS son, no occupation
Rosa 22 MS daughter
Lillie 21 MS daughter

And here is little Shirley's first census enumeration in 1920:

1920 Census
Itawamba County, Mississippi
Beat 4, Stones Crossroads precinct, Amory Road
(living next to John T. and Elizabeth Evans)
Lowry Evans 38 MS MS AL farmer
Palestine 20 MS U.S. U.S.
Shirley 6 MS daughter
Bessie 4 MS daughter
Johnnie 1 MS son

1 comment:

Apple said...

This is an adorable picture!