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188.8.131.52. General Andrew
J Washam m 1st)
Martha J Holland. In the 1910 Sylacauga, Talledega
Co, AL cens, Andrew J is living with his brother, Henry C Washam. Andrew J is
age 33 MS & a widow. However, in the 1920 Selma, Dallas Co, AL census is
Mattie Worsham age 43 MS, widow living with her oldest son Benjamin Worsham, age
Shannon Thomas, 2001, says she was known as Mattie Mae Washam "Whooshie"
and her children were Bedford Miller Washam, Herman Washam, Beatrice and
Leatrice Washam (twin girls), Benjamin Washam, Adell Washam and Furman Washam.
Mattie (Whooshie) owned a day care in Selma Ala. in the 1930's. She gave all her
kids away and Bedford Miller Washam went to an orphanage in Peoria, MS (Amite
Co), until he was of age to go to the military. He spent 10 years there and
enlisted in Montgomery AL. Whooshie made a pillow out of ticking and feathers,
& Shannon still has it. According to "Descendants of Claiborne B May" by Imogene May
Boswell, Reba Kirksey Cooper & Donna May Lonon, 1990 his mother, Mary
Victoria took his daughter Adele and the twins Herman and Ferman to live with
her & Bradford was living with her when he died. Imogene also wrote that
"General is said to have killed a man named E Phillips over his wife,
Mattie." He m 2nd) Mollie Bell Guy abt 1912.
Mollie b 9 Sep 1884 & d Jefferson Co, AL 20 Mar 1978. He d 18 Mar 1913
Stewartsville, Coosa, AL. Shannon Thomas’ records also has General Andrew
Washam md to Leala Mumzell Wyatt Johnson.
Andrew & Mollie children:
F Worsham b Jun 1894
Webster Co, MS & m Flora.
184.108.40.206A.2. Infant Washam b
abt 1896 Webster
220.127.116.11A.3. Lillie Adele Washam
b Feb 1899
Webster Co, MS
18.104.22.168A.4. Deffond Washam
b abt 1901 Webster
22.214.171.124A.5. Bedford Miller Washam b
2 Feb 1902
Webster Co, MS, d 22 Oct 1948 Dallas, AL. He m Cora Mae
Cherry b 3 Oct 1910 & d Apr 1970
126.96.36.199A.6. Ferman Washam
b abt 1908 Webster Co,
MS & d Aug 1923 Jefferson Co., AL.
W Washam b abt 1908 Webster
Co, MS & d Sep 1933 Dallas Co., AL.
Andrew & Mollie children:
188.8.131.52B.1. Beatrice Washam "Little Jenny"
b abt 1913 of Coosa, AL m Fred Pugh.
184.108.40.206B.2. Leatrice Washam
b abt 1913 of
Coosa, AL. (Shannon Thomas, 2001)
1.1.2. Sarah A Washam. She
d Nov 1933 (Sandy Kline, 2000)
1.1.3. Richard Jacob Washam
2000) He d after 1914 according to his granddaughter Anna Belle. After he died,
his wife, Fannie lived with her son Elby until they moved to Akron, Ohio. She
then moved to Albertville, AL to live with her son, Lev. She died sometime after
that. More information children:
220.127.116.11. Elby Smith Washam. He
Lucinda Crowe 18 Apr 1892 Fayette, Fayette, AL. Katie b 30 Oct 1874 Fayette,
AL. Elby died 8 Jul 1924 Akron, Summit, OH. He had moved his family to Akron
after his store in Sylacauga failed in about 1920. His oldest son, Fenton
Olice (later known as frank or F O) Had moved there to get a job in a rubber
company. His wife, Katie remarried in 1952 to a Mr. Nicodemus & d in Akron
3 Jun 1964. (Sandy Kline, 2000) More information on Elby's children (Sandy
18.104.22.168.1. Mamie Pearl Washam b 6 Mar 1893 Fayette, AL. Elby moved his
family back to his home in Hanover, Coosa Co, when she was 6 months old and
his other 5 kids were all born in Hanover. Mamie m John Larkin White 20 Feb
1910 and they returned to Nashville, TN where John had gone to college and
became a bookkeeper. John was b May 1884 Hanover, Coosa, AL. He d Feb 1954
Akron, OH. Mamie was a florist from about 1950 to 1973. Her florist shop
"The Flower Pot" was in her own home and she supported herself.
She died 27 Jul 1973 Akron, OH (congestive heart failure at age 80)
22.214.171.124.1.1. Ruby Francis White b 1 Jan 1911 Nashville, TN
d 26 Sep
1962 (pul. Embolus) Tallmadge, OH. She m Leslie B Cord Akron, OH. They had
126.96.36.199.1.2. Aubreay Hamilton White
b Oct. 1912 Nashville, TN, d 29 Mar
1967 Akron, OH (cancer) m Naomi Nora Snyder Akron, OH. They had two sons.
188.8.131.52.1.3. Son White (living) has 3 children
184.108.40.206.1.4. Daughter White (living) has 3 children
220.127.116.11.1.5. Anne Elizabeth White b Apr 1923 Nashville, TN
d 13 Jul 1997
Cuyahoga Falls, OH (pul. Embolus) md Akron, OH. (Living, 4 children.
18.104.22.168.1.6. Daughter White (living) 3 children.
22.214.171.124.2. Fenton Olice Washam
"Frank" b 6 Sep 1894, d 10 Apr 1984 Colorado
Springs, CO, m 1st) Mary Lee Ratchford 18 Sep 1915 Sylacauga, AL. She
1962 Colorado Springs & bur Evergreen Cem 20 Jan 1962. He m 2nd) Laura Marie Renaud 16 Jan 1965 Riverside Co, CA.
Laura b 27 Feb 1907 Michigan & d 17 May 1996 Santa Clara Co, CA. Frank was
involved in a scandal in Chicago as the Chicago school lunch director. The 21 Apr 1955
Dixon Evening Telegraph, Dixon, Illinois, p21,
James W Dunbar, defending
his handling of an Illinois school foods contract before a congressional
subcommittee Wednesday, said a $5,000 check he wrote to the head of Chicago's school
lunch program had nothing to do with the foods contracts. He was questioned by
Chairman Fountain (D-NC) about the check Dunbar wrote to Frank O Washam over Rep
Hoffman's (R-Mich) objections that it was "Wholly irrelevant." Dunbar
acknowledged receiving about a half million dollars for distributing food to Chicago
schools but he said the April 20, 1954 check to Washam involved a different matter -
an investment in Pacific Mining Co. in Oregon for a device to take gold out of mine
tailings. He said Washam got the check as president of Pacific Mining, a job
"wished on Washam by fellow investors. Dunbar said he didn't believe Washam
received any compensation. Dunbar said he himself got nothing back from the
investment. Dunbar agreed with Rep Reuss (D-Wis) that he as Sangamon County probate
clerk has a fiduciary position as regards the state and that Washam has a similar
responsibility toward Chicago citizens...
A Christmas card
titled "Wishing You A Merry Christmas" and"Food,
Shelter, Health and the Companionship of Good Friends, Are the Wealth of Things I Wish
for You This Joyous Christmas! F O Washam." Photos were with
the Christmas Card.
Card and 2
photos courtesy Linda Engle, 2005.
Frank & Mary's daughters:
Washam b 8 Oct 1915 Talledega Co, AL. She m Mr Williams
and she d May 1969.
126.96.36.199.2.2. Robby Washam "Robbie"
Nov 1920 Akron, OH, d Nov 1983 of Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO. Robby
m Melville Bretag b 18 Nov 1913 & d Jan 1986 of Colorado
Springs, El Paso, CO.
188.8.131.52.2.3. Katherine Rose Washam "Katie"
b 12 Dec 1922 Akron, OH, d 16 Mar 1991 Colorado Springs, El Paso, CO. She m Robert S Holtz, Walter J Peterson &
Clarence A Wiley.
184.108.40.206.3. Era Francis Washam b 18 Feb 1898,
d 1 Sep 1962 Akron, OH.
(breast cancer) She m Leon Hezekiah Martin 23 Dec 1916 Sylacauga, Talledega
Co, AL. One dtr. - Living.
220.127.116.11.4. Joseph Richard Washam b 24 Oct 1902,
d 19 Feb 1940 Akron,
OH. (lung cancer). He m Viola Anna Hamrock 26 May 1923 Akron. Viola
Jun 1902; d 17 Jan 1997, FL; m 2nd) George T Poole, b. abt. 1901; d 16
Jan 1963, Akron, Summit Co, OH; m 3rd) Howard Hentzell aft 1963.(Kathy
Funk, 2000) No children.
18.104.22.168.5. Robert Anderson Washam b 23 Apr 1906,
d 20 Jan 1955 Cuyahoga
Falls, OH. (heart attack).
22.214.171.124.6. Anna Bell Washam
m a Mr Matson. Anna is still living. Two
126.96.36.199. Priscilla Arsula Washam instead of Arsula Persills b 11 Apr 1873
instead of 10 Apr Coosa Co, AL m 1st) John W Atchley
17 Dec 1891, 1 son
Arthur L Atchley; m 2nd) Adolphus Daufis (A.D.) Miller
3 Feb 1895 - 1 dtr
Jeanie E Miller. Adolphus b 9 Nov 1864 & d 17 Apr 1926. Priscilla d 6
Apr 1915 & bur Hanover Cem, Coosa, AL.
188.8.131.52. Anna Phoebe Washam instead of Annie
P b 9 Oct 1876 Coosa Co, AL, m Alfred F (Pat) Wallace 11 Aug 1895, 1 son Arthur Wallace, 1
184.108.40.206. William Levingston Washam "Lev" b May 1878 Coosa Co., AL
m Nancy Scott Thomas "Scottie" 29 Nov 1900 Coosa, AL Children:
Thurmond G Washam, Reginald Washam, Francis Arlene Washam, Jennie Evelyn
Washam. Also in Hanover Cemetery (Andrews Chapel) Coosa Co, AL, is Carrel
Washam 9-24-1901 to 10-17-1901 son of W L & Scottie.
Manerva Washam b abt 1830 GA may be a
child of William. She md James
Williams 9 Nov 1848 in Saint Clair Co.,
AL by the Justice of the Peace. (Mrg records p190) The census records list her birth state as
Georgia. There were two men
listed in the 1830 and 1840 census records who could be Manerva’s father,
William Worsham and Robert Washam. William
Worsham was in the 1830 Carroll Co., GA cens, age 30-40 with males: 2 under 5
& 1 under 10; 2 Females under 5 and his wife is 30-40. This William
Worsham is in the 1840 St. Clair Co., AL cens, age 40-50 with
males: 1 under 10, 1-15-20; females: 2 under 5,
2 under 10, & 1 40-50. Robert
30-40 is in the 1830 St. Clair Co, AL cens, with a male age 10-15; and females
1 age 5-10; 1 age 30-40. In 1840, Robert Washam, age 40-50, is
in Benton Co, AL cens with a males 1 age 5-10, 1 10-15, females: 1 under 5, and 1 age 10-15.
1850, Robert Washam age 62 b GA is in St. Clair Co, living with Lewis Edwards
age 23 b SC, Katherine age 21 b AL. Since Manerva was b in GA ca 1830 & William was living in
Georgia in 1830 and Robert was in Alabama, it is assumed she was the
dau. of William. St.
Clair is next to Talladega Co and is located northeast of Birmingham,
Jefferson Co, AL. James Williams age 22 NC, Minerva age 20 GA and son John L. Williams age 8/12 AL are in the 1850 Cahawba Valley,
Jefferson Co, AL cens. In 1860,
James Williams age 31 NC, Minerva age 28 GA, John age 11 AL, Thomas age 9 AL,
Joseph age 7 AL & Bernard age 4 AL. Bernard lived in Sylacauga, Talladega,
AL. In 1870, James is listed as John D or B Williams age 44 SC, Minerva is age
40 GA, William T age 18 AL, Joseph W S age 17 AL, & Barnard age 14 AL in
Talladega, AL Minerva is probably
the M. Williams age 50 GA widow,
living with son Burnett (Bernard) age 23 AL & nephew W Williams age 13 AL
in the 1880 Kymulga, Talladega, AL cens. (Steve Michener, 2003)
William Worsham & Nancy Horton
1. William Worsham is William
H Worsham. (6-1850; 16-1860; 31-1880) He may be William Worsham, the
son of John Worsham b TN & Penelope Page b AL, on p 632, paragraph 1.5.5A.3.2.5.
He m Nancy Horton abt 1867 Lamar Co,
TX & he d 1884 Lamar Co, TX. Descendants lived in Lamar Co, TX; Hardeman
According to Erin Worsham, 2004, family tradition has William and Nancy
Horton both born in Choctaw Co, Alabama. According to Myrt Brakhage, 2001, her
grandmother was Mary Elizabeth Worsham, daughter of William and Nancy Horton,
and wife of Henry Albert Moore. "Years ago, I talked to Stella Worsham,
wife of Robert Edward Lee Worsham, in Ada, OK. Not much to go on, but she did
say William had a sister Mary, who m William Alford."
Very near William Worsham in the 1880 Precinct 6, Fannin Co, TX cens. is Wm Alford & his wife Mary
A age 35 b AL. In the 1900 Lamar Co, TX census
is Mary Alford b Aug 1846 AL. John Worsham & Penelope Page had a daughter
named Mary A b abt 1842 AL, and a son William b abt 1844 AL, however, note
that the birth dates are inconsistent in the census records. In the 1880
Fannin, TX, Mary Alford identified her father b in TN and mother b in AL. Her
brother, William, in the 1880 Fannin Co, TX census did not know his father's
birth place and his mother was b in AL. The birth locations make it possible
that they are children of John & Penelope. No member of this family has
been found in the 1870 census. William and Mary lived in the northern border
of Texas & Oklahoma and John & Page Worsham lived near the border of
Texas & Louisiana. Another possible link of these families is the birth of
Ida Alford in Louisiana about 1873.
According to The Handbook of Texas Online (0.515) by William R. Hunt:
CHILLICOTHE, TX. Chillicothe is on U.S. Highway 287, State Highway 91, Farm
Road 2006, and the Fort Worth and Denver and Santa Fe railroads in eastern
Hardeman Co. It was founded in the early 1880s and developed rapidly after the
construction of the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway in 1887. The community,
named by A E Jones for his hometown in Missouri, grew up on Wanderer's Creek
near the headquarters of W. H. Worsham's R2 Ranch in the 1870s.
1.1. Nellie P
M Worsham b abt 1868 of Fannin Co, TX. She m James
E Robinson. They are in the 1920 Durant, Bryan Co, OK census.
Elizabeth Worsham b 22 Apr 1870 of Fannin Co, TX.
William Worsham b 27 Feb 1875 of Fannin Co, TX. He registered for the
WWI Draft, 12 Sep 1918, in Ocala, Marion Co, Florida. He provided his birth as
27 Feb 1875, had blue eyes, light gray hair & occupation was cooking. He
gave his sister, Nellie Robinson of Durant, OK, as his nearest relative. Camp
Travis, Texas World War I Records has Joseph W Worsham was a private, 165th
Depot Brigade, 2nd Development Battalion, 7th Development Company.
Roy Worsham b 6 Aug 1906 of Hardeman, TX, d 14 Aug 1964 Fresno, CA. He
md Eva May Jones. Her Feb 15, 2002 obit reads:
Eva Worsham, 97, died Wed, Feb 6, 2002, in Santa Barbara, where she had
lived for the past five years. She was born Nov 22, 1904, in Cooper, TX, the
daughter of Charles David Jones and Evie Holland Jones. She was md to Clarence
Worsham Aug 16, 1926, in Sulphur, OK. They later moved to Norona, Texas, and
to California in 1942. Mr. Worsham was a minister in the Churches of Christ
until his death in 1964. Mrs. Worsham is survived by her children, Betty
Mason, of Santa Barbara, and Roy Worsham, of Ojai; sister Ruth Munday Nanez of
Tulare, CA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Worsham, and
three brothers. A memorial service will be held Sat, Feb. 16, Santa
Eva Mae (Jones), son Roy Lee Worsham and daughter Betty and Clarence Roy Worsham
is courtesy Erin Worsham, 2004.
Children: Betty M Worsham m Kelly B Mason & Roy Lee Worsham
m Janet Ahleen Sandquist.
Edward Lee Worsham b 19 Jun 1878 Honey Grove, Fannin, TX m 1st) Hester
Cross d/o Joseph H & Laura E Cross. He m 2nd) Verla
Estella Black b 5 Mar 1891 Dora, Walker, AL d/o George Washington
Black & Mary Adeline Morgan (David Moore, 2002) Robert d 26 May 1946 Ada,
Pontotoc, OK and was bur Memorial Park, Ada, Pontotoc, OK. Verla d 20 Jan 1989
Robert Edward Lee Worsham
photographs received from Lee Ann Powers, 2004.
Their granddaughter, Lee Ann Powers wrote:
"He was a
successful businessman in Oklahoma until the Depression completely wiped him
out. He was a hard-working and honest business man who owned a movie
theater, a grocery store, & I think a hardware store. When the Crash
hit, he couldn't bear to see people going hungry, so he gave food away from
his store. Therefore, he lost everything. After his first wife, Hester died,
my grandmother worked in his store, and that's where they met. She always
called him, "Mr. Worsham" even after they were husband and wife.
He was a wealthy man and my Aunt Jurhee remembers swimming in the swimming pool and
eating ice cream, which were great luxuries back then. After Grandpa died, Grandma
Worsham continued to live in the store (living quarters were in the back of the
store) She worked in the school cafeteria to earn a living. My grandmother, was a
great lady. During the Depression, she would feed people who came to her door on the
porch from whatever she could spare. She was always weaving baskets and quilting,
making and giving away many things. She visited "the old people" in the nursing home
(her words) once a week until she moved to Tulsa when she was in her 90's."
Children by Hester Cross:
Christine Worsham b Centrahoma, Coal, OK d Aug 1974 Story,
Sheridan, WY. (Social Security Death Index) She did not have any children.
She was a Registered Nurse and lived much of her life in Casper, WY. She m 1st) Vernon "Bunky" Ballew; 2nd)
Robert "Bob" Fisher & 3rd) John
G Scott "Jack" b 1 Aug 1897 & d Mar 1996 Story,
Sheridan, WY. (SSDI) He was a chef for one of the Yellowstone Park
Restaurants and an oil painter.
Estelle Worsham b 16 Jan 1912 Centrahoma, Coal, OK, d 7 Jan 1916 Centrahoma, Coal, OK
Dee Worsham b 17 Jul 1917 Centrahoma, Coal, OK and d 30 Apr 1971 Chelsea,
Suffolk, Massachusetts. (Social Security Death Index). He m Jean
Sep 1946. He was a Navy man and apparently helped create underground missile silos. (Lee Ann Powers,
DANVERS — Jean F.
Worsham, 84, of Danvers died suddenly at her home on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2009.
Somerville, on Oct. 6,1924, daughter of the late William and Julia (Crosby) Gorse.
Jean graduated from Somerville High School and soon after, married the late
Phaylis Worsham, who was a Naval Officer. Jean and Phaylis lived on several Navy
bases in the U.S. as well as Brazil. They finally settled in Danvers in 1962. Jean
was an avid church group member all her life, and considered St. Mary's Church her
place of worship. In the mid-1960's Jean was a dedicated Den Mother for the Cub
and Boy Scouts.
Jean leaves a daughter,
Phyllis J. Worsham of Danvers; two sons, Steven J. and his wife Susan Worsham of
Danvers and Dennis M. Worsham of California. Also leaving, four grandchildren,
Eric, Christopher Worsham both of Danvers, Brittany Worsham of Massachusetts and
Amy Worsham of California; and a step-grandchild, Daniel Blanchard of Danvers. She
was the sister of Robert and Joseph Gorse and Esther O'Brien. Mrs. Worsham was
predeceased by two children, Richard E. and David B. Worsham.
ARRANGEMENTS: A funeral
Mass will be celebrated on Monday at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Danvers.
Visitation on Sunday in the Mackey Funeral Home, from 3 to 6 p.m. Burial in
Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Memorial donations can be made in Jean's Memory to
St. Mary's Church, 24 Conant St., Danvers. www.mackeyfuneralhome.com
Children of Phaylis and Jean:
Phyliss Jean Worsham
Richard E Worsham b 21 Dec 1955 & d 7 Dec 1994 Danvers, Essex, MA. Richard
had a daughter, Amy Worsham.
Steven J Worsham b 15 Jun 1959 in San Diego, CA. He m Susan and had children Eric and Chris T Worsham.
1.4A.3.4. David B Worsham
b 12 Mar 1961 Chelsea, Suffolk, MA and d 23 Aug 2005:
"David B. Worsham, 43,
of Danvers, died Aug 23, 2005, at Beverly Hospital following a lengthy illness. He
was the son of Jean (Gorse) Worsham of Danvers and the late Phaylis Worsham. Born
in Chelsea, he was a 1979 graduate of Danvers High School. Mr. Worsham is survived
by a sister, Phyllis Worsham of Danvers; two brothers, Steven of Danvers and
Dennis Worsham of California; and his nieces and nephews, Eric, Chris, Brittany
and Amy Worsham. He was also the brother of the late Richard Worsham. A funeral
Mass will be celebrated Friday, Aug 26 in St. Mary’s Church, Danvers. Visitation
will be held in the Mackey Funeral Home, 22 Conant St., Danvers, prior to the
Mass. Burial will be in Annunciation Cemetery, Danvers. Memorial donations may be
made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham MA 01701."
Dennis Michael Worsham b Sep 1969. He had children named Brittany Ann
Worsham & Alexander Jacob Worsham.
Children by Verla Estella
Jurhee Worsham b 7 Jul 1920 of Ringling, Jefferson, OK and she d 19 May 2008
in Sylmar, Los Angeles, CA.
The 4 Sep 1930 Ringling Eagle; Ringling,
Jefferson Co, OK:
Piano Students Give Recital Thursday
P.M. A piano recital in which pupils of MRS. A. C. SWINNEY appeared was given at
the Methodist Church Thursday evening: BETTY JEAN FENTRESS, W. A. EAKIN, ANNA
KATHERINE SWINNEY, EMMA LEE SMALLEY, MARTHA RUTH GARNER, RAY LONDON, JURHEE
WORSHAM, BESSIE HENRY, OTILLA RITTER, MURIEL HAMILTON, DOROTHY GRIFFIN, DEAN
LONDON, MRS. CHARLES ROFF.
Jurhee m Jerry
Israel Folsom b 2 Jun 1920 & d 20 Oct 1987 Anaheim, Orange Co, CA. They had 2 sons, Jerry Allen Folsom & Brent
Folsom (deceased) Jerry Allen Folsom has been the first chair French horn
player for the Los Angeles Symphony for many years, and has played for
hundreds of movies and television programs. He played the French horn that
you hear for most of the Star Trek movies and TV programs. Brent had his
own band, and had a song that was played on radio stations for a short
time. (Verla Estella Black, 2003)
Hyman Neil Worsham b 30 Oct 1922 Ringling, Jefferson, OK & m 1st) Nona Louise Allgood. (Cheryl Thomason, 2001)
Lee Ann Powers
found in the Prisoner of
War release from the National Jewish Welfare Board, Bureau of War Records,
H Neil Worsham. Lee Ann said he was actually Methodist. After its
efforts on behalf of Jewish soldiers and chaplains in WWI, the National
Jewish Welfare Board became the officially recognized civilian social and
religious support arm for Jewish personnel in the U.S. armed forces.
Nona obit was published
in Deseret News on 22 Aug 2011:
Gardner 1924 ~ 2011 Nona "Grand-no" Gardner, was
born, Winona Louise Allgood, in Comanche, Oklahoma on December 13, 1924.
Mom passed away quietly with family the evening of August 12, 2011. She
was the third child to Samuel Young Allgood and Mary Rawlings Allgood who
were in the Methodist ministry in a young Oklahoma. Her two sons, David
Neil Worsham (Maurine Pace) and Richard Young Worsham (Elizabeth Swinson)
survive her. Nona graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1948 with a
degree in Education. She continually passed on her wealth of knowledge in
her everyday life to people all around her. She married H. Neil Worsham in
1946. She helped support and start two successful exchanger companies. She
was the President of the Women's Auxiliary of Professional Engineers. She
married James H. Gardner Jr., a Geologist and Land Man, in 1973 and they
were married until his death in 1999. During her life she was a teacher,
homemaker, financial investor, friend and the best mother you could ask
for. She was articulate and passionate about the things she did, including
enjoying her breakfast with her many friends and attending many social
activities. Her love for Bridge lead her to become a Life master. A skill
she carried from place to place as she traveled to see the world with her
friends. Her friends and family knew her for her warm smile, colorful
clothing and generosity; and always as a gracious, proper southern lady.
She loved spending time with her 12 grandchildren, and six
great-grandsons. The love shared between Nona and her family and friends
will forever grow until we all meet again. Online condolences at
Neil m 2nd)
Carol Ann Johnson 4 Feb 1974 Tulsa, OK. Carol b
26 Nov 1940 in Drexel, MO & d 12 Feb 2003 in Tulsa, Tulsa, OK. (Erin Worsham 2004, Social Security Death Index)
Lee Ann Powers
"Hyman was a litter bearer in Germany in WWII, captured, and was a
prisoner of war for about 18 months. Because of his first name, he was
thought to be a Jew and suffered much persecution while a POW. He was a
brilliant chemical engineer and owned his own heat exchange corporation,
Worsham Enterprises, in Tulsa for many years. He & Nona had 2 sons,
David & Richard. He & Carol did not have any children."
His obituary was in the Sapulpa
Daily Herald, Fri, May 23, 2003. (Lee Ann Powers, 2004)
H. Neil Worsham 80, died Wednesday, May
21, 2003 at St. John Sapulpa. He was born Oct. 30, 1922 in Ringling to
Robert E. Lee Worsham and Verla Estella Black. He honorably served his
country in World War II, earning both the P.O.W. and Good Conduct Metals.
He was a 1954 graduate of the University of Oklahoma as a professional
engineer. He started many businesses and was considered a leader in the
heat transfer field. He will be remembered for his love of reading,
hunting, fishing and his softspoken manner. He was preceded in death by
his wife, Carol Ann Worsham, whom he married on Feb. 4, 1974. Mr. Worsham
is survived by one sister, Estalee Hessman of Phoenix, Ariz., two sons,
Dave Worsham of Salt Lake City, and Rick Worsham, of Tulsa, one stepson,
Mike Doiudican, of Supulpa; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at the First
Baptist Church in Sapulpa. Burial will be in the Supulpa South Heights
Cemetery. Serving as honorary bearers will be Dave Worsham, Rick Worsham,
Mike Doudican, Larry Allen and Jim Hagermann. Smith Funeral Home is in
charge of arrangements.
Worsham b 27 Nov 1929 of
Ringling, Jefferson, OK. According to Lee Ann Powers, she was named
after her mother, Verla Estella, and her dad, Robert E Lee Worsham. She m Fred William Hessman while
he was serving in the Air Force. Children are Frederic
"Rick" Victor Hessman & Lee Ann Hessman who m Richard Lee Powers. Rick is the staff
astronomer for a Universitat in Germany. He is a pioneer in the field of
robotic telescopes and gives workshops to German school teachers to teach
them how to teach students math and science so they are more appealing
subjects. His main passion is cataclysmic variables (binary stars). He
married Karin Ihrig and they have two sons, Patrick Arthur &
Christopher Lee. Lee Ann & Richard have sons; Richard Lee II and Ryan
Lee. (Verla Estella Black, 2003)
1. William B Worsham. He is
believed to be William H Worsham (220.127.116.11.2.2, page
1.1. William Bolton
Worsham, change paragraph number to 18.104.22.168.2.2.1. He is
believed to be the son of William H Worsham (22.214.171.124.2.2. on page 338) and not
the son William B Worsham. (see page 338)
William H Worsham b abt 1786 Prince Edward Co, VA m Elizabeth Price 27
Dec 1808 Prince Edward Co, VA. Elizabeth d/o Jacob Price. They are on the 1810
Prince Edward Co, VA Census with males: 1 under 10 years of age & 1 of 16
and under 26 & females: 1 1 of 16 and under 26. William H Worsham was in
Georgia before 1837 when his brothers & sisters hired an attorney to collect
their father's unpaid Revoultion War pension money. Virginia Revolutionary Records
Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers 1818-1864; abstracted by Alycan F
Pierce (Athens, GA: Iberian Publications, 1996) p 635: William Worsham of Prince
Edward Co, VA "On 24 Feb 1837 Lucy H Anderson (wife of Samuel C
Anderson) Judith F. Williams (wife of John R Williams and Mary A Worsham of
this county, children of William Worsham late pensioner (former private and
captain) who resided in the county for 40 years and previous thereto in Amelia
Co appoint Branch J Worsham, another child of the pensioner, attorney to
collect arrears due from 4 Mar 1836 to 27 Aug 1836 the day of his death.
Witnesses: Nathaniel Jones & Susannah R M Worsham. On 16 Jan 1837 Court
satisfied that the pensioner died leaving no widow but children: Sarah M the
wife of Nathan Harvey of Charlotte Co, William H Worsham of state of Georgia,
Branch J Worsham of this county, Lucy H the wife of Samuel C Anderson of this
county, Margaret J the wife of Mathew Anderson of North Carolina, Samuel J.
Worsham of Campbell Co, Judith F the wife of John R Williams of this county
and Mary Ann Worsham of this County. On 6 Mar 1837 B J Worsham collected $49.28.
On 7 Apr 1837 in Rockingham Co, NC Margaret J Anderson, another child of the
pensioner appoints Benjamin J Baldwin attorney to collect her share. On 5 May
1837 B J Baldwin collected $19.82.”
According to 37000 Early GA Mrgs, William H Worsham,
m 2nd) Sarah
Wells or Walls 30 Jun 1822 Jackson Co, GA (near Gwinnett Co). In the 1830
Gwinnett Co, GA census, Wm H Worsham, 2m 10-15, 1m 40-50; 2 f <5, 1f
30-40,1f 40-50. The male, 10-15, matches Wm Bolton age. W H Worsham is in the
1840 Forsyth Co, GA Cens, p369, 3 m < 5, 1m 50-60; 1f < 5, 1f 5-10, 1f
10-15 & 1f 40-50.
William Bolton Worsham b 1815 VA m 1st)
Susan abt 1840.
An early reference to William Bolton Worsham is a Sheriffs sale “property
of Wm B Worsham fieri facias from David W Prescott, H H Rosseau endorser,
Dec 3, 1841, Gwinnett Co, GA.” The sale may be upon his father's death. In
Gwinnett Co, GA Will Bk A, p 113-115, James R Richards, dtd 9 Jul 1874, prov
Aug 1874, wife Elizabeth, children: John J E, James, excrs: wife & William B
Worsham, Sr, wits: G T Rakestraw?, D S Bolton, B K Robertson.
126.96.36.199.188.8.131.52A.1. was 1.1A.1.
H Elijah Worsham b 1842 Norcross, Gwinnett Co, GA. (8-1850; 30-1870; 45-1880; Aug 1834-1900) According to Ruby Mae
Walton, Joseph Worsham of Norcross, GA m Sarah
Ann King Gillespie "Sallie" of Fluvanna Co, VA.
Sarah's mother was a King. (Caroline Roberts, 2001) Fluvanna
Co VA mrgs has Sarah Ann Gillispie, age 21, m Elijah J.
Worsham, age 21, on 9
Feb 1865. Sarah Ann King Gillespie. Sarah Ann King Gillespie was born Dec 1838
of Fluvanna, VA. In 1870 they lived in Palmyra, Fluvanna Co, VA & in 1880
lived in Albemarle Co, VA. Ruby Mae Walton wrote (on her family tree) a
note that is believed to be Joseph H Worsham. She wrote he "came from
Georgia, joined Lee's Army, married & stayed". (Caroline Roberts,
2001) J H Worsham enlisted 12 Apr 1861; CO A, 1st GA Cavalry, Young's
Brigade, Hampton's Division; discharged May 3, 1865 Albemarle Co, VA. (History
Hardesty's Historical and Geographical Encyclopedia (Illustrated), 1884, Special
VA Edition, R A Brock, H H Hardesty & CO, NY, Richmond, Chicago, and
Toledo). Photo of Sallie's headstone in Beverly Cemetery,
Alexandria, VA, photographed by Elwood Morris and submitted 2008.
Georgia T Delula Worsham b abt 1865 of
Fluvanna, VA. (4-1870; 15-1880) She
is age 40 in the 1910
Alexandria Co, VA census & listed as sister-in-law
in the household of Virgil Payne age 45, conductor on the steam railroad &
his wife, Mary age 35. According to the 1870 census & 1880 census, she
should be at least 45. She is age 50, single seamstress and working in her
home in the 1920 Alexandria Co, VA census in the household of Elmore Mudd as
Aunt. She should be at least 55. (Laura Perry, 2004) Georgia
d Jul 24, 1954 and she had all her teeth and didn't wear glasses (Caroline
Roberts, 2001) Headstone in Beverly Cemetery, Alexandria,
VA, photographed by Elwood Morris and submitted 2008.
E Worsham b 27 May 1867 Fluvanna, VA. (2-1870; 14-1880) She m
B. M. Jones
1903, Albemarle, VA. (Mrg rec, p 135)
b 8 Oct 1869 Fluvanna, VA. (11/12-1870; 11-1880) She m Silas
& she d 19 Nov 1957 & was bur Nov 21 Charlottesville, VA. (Caroline
Roberts, 2001) They
are in the 1920 Charlottesville, Charlottesville, VA census. He is age 53 b VA
& Susannah H is age 50 b VA with daughter Ruby May age 14. Caroline
Roberts’ grandmother wrote out her family tree before she died. Her
grandmother was Ruby Mae Walton (b Jun 26, 1905 Charlottesville, VA; d Nov
4, 1974 Front Royal, VA). She m Dr Oscar Winfred Carper (b Aug 30, 1903 New
Castle, Craig Co, VA; d 26 Oct 1946 Charlottesville, VA), on 27 Dec 1930
in Washington, DC.
b abt 1871 Fluvanna, VA; m J R Shisler,
4 Oct 1890, Albemarle, VA.
Mary Olie Worsham b 4 Jul 1874, Fluvanna, VA; m
Virgil A. Payne 18 Nov
1891, Albemarle, VA. They
are listed on the 1910 Alexandria Co, VA census. She is age 35 & Virgil he is age 45
with children, Elizabeth Payne age 16 & Clarence Payne age 14. Mary d 4 Jan 1949
& Virgil b 1 May 1867 of Palmyra, Fluvanna, VA, d 2 Aug 1940.
& Mary O Payne's headstones in Beverly Cemetery, Alexandria, VA photographed by
Elwood Morris and submitted 2008.
Clarence B Payne b 4 Jan 1896 of Alexandria, VA & d 30
Nov 1962 of Alexandria, VA. He
Lois Vondetta Shank. Their are buried in
Beverly Cemetery, Alexandria, VA.
photographed by Elwood Morris and submitted 2008.
184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11A.1.5.2. Anna E
Payne b Oct 1894 of Alexandria, VA.
18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124A.1.6 Robert Franklin Worsham
b abt 1878 of Albemarle, VA. (2-1880; 32-1910) He m 1st) unknown & m 2nd)
Ollie J Turpin 20 Sep 1906 in Albemarle, VA. She was born Oct 1873 of
Albemarle, VA. In the 1910 Albemarle Co, VA cens, she is listed as Olive O
Child of Robert & unknown:
Beatrice Worsham b Oct 1899 Albemarle, VA; m James Raymond Arnold 31 May 1917
Child of Robert & Ollie:
Eliza B Worsham b
abt 1908 Albemarle, VA. (2-1910)
Page 783 (these paragraphs will change by
adding to the beginning of these paragraphs the number to 126.96.36.199.2.2.)
1.1A.2. William Bolton
Worsham Jr b 4 May 1843
Norcross, Gwinnett Co, GA change paragraph number
According to Roster
of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia 1861-1865, William B Worsham claimed
residence in Gwinnett Co, enlisted 4 Mar 1862, Private, & served Georgia A
Co, 42nd Infantry Reg GA. William m Frances Jane Salmon 4 Apr 1869 Cherokee, GA.
Goshen Valley Cem, Cherokee Co, AL has Worsham, William B, Sr 4 May 1843 - 5 Nov 1916
Private in Company A 42nd GA Infantry CSA.
William Bolton Worsham
(1843-1916) Pioneer Family biography from Calhoun Co. Heritage Committee by Sam Stewart.
Jackson Worsham "Jim". His wife, Minnie I Hause,
d 21 Sep 1950 Calhoun, AL. According to his World War I Draft Registration Card,
1918, James Jackson Worsham worked as a retail lumberman at Mt Clurkin Lumber Co, Sec
Treas, and had gray eyes & black hair.
784. (these paragraphs will change by adding to the beginning of these paragraphs the number
Leslie Worsham. His wife, Eleanor
b 4 Oct 1901 Eagle Cliff, GA to Annie Bradbury b abt 1882 GA & Charles W Allen b abt
1879 AL. Gladys d 23 Mar 1993 Anniston, Calhoun, AL.
(SSDI & Lisa Wilson, 1997) Gladys had 2 sisters, Kathleen B. Allen b abt 1901
of Cedartown, Polk, GA and Evelyn Idaline Allen b Jun 1916 of Piedmont, Calhoun, AL.
Evelyn m Henry W Persons b Jan 1911. Charles was employed as an RR
telegraph operator. Annie and Charles were living in Anniston, Calhoun Co, AL in
1930, Charles died abt 1934, Annie died 29 Mar 1974 in Anniston and was buried in
Edgemont Cem, Anniston. (Cynthia Waller, 2005)
Leslie Worsham b 23 Oct 1921 Anniston, Calhoun, AL m Mary
E. Anderson b 20 Jun 1923 Ft Dodge, Webster, Iowa. Floyd d 28 Dec 2005
Birmingham, Jefferson, AL.
The 30 Dec 2005 Anniston
Floyd Worsham Jr., known as 'the Singing Dentist,' dies at 84, Dr. Floyd Worsham Jr.'s
voice carried through the halls of his Medical Arts Building office. Worsham improvised
the words to sing-song tunes as he hovered over his chaired dental patients. The singing
calmed nervous patients expecting drilling and suction sounds, said Jane Ann Morrow, one
of Worsham's four children. It would lead to a nickname: the Singing Dentist. "That's
what most people knew him for," said Morrow, who worked with her father as an assistant
dental hygienist in the 1980s. Worsham's patients must've liked the serenade, because
they kept coming back for 40 years. Worsham, an Anniston native, died in Birmingham on
Wednesday night after a brief illness. He was 84. Worsham would put cotton balls in
daughter-in-law and patient Lisa Berryhill Worsham's mouth and then ask her questions, a
joking gesture she fondly remembers. Sam Stewart, a longtime patient, likewise remembers
the singing, and also spells of whistling. "He was very professional," said Stewart, the
former City Councilman and a friend of Worsham's since the 1930s. His family's roots run
deep. His family owned J. J. Worsham Lumber Company, a longtime fixture in downtown
Anniston. In his youth, Worsham worked for dentist Ed Killian. That fed his interest in
dentistry, leading him away from his family business, Morrow said. He practiced
dentistry in the Navy during World War II while stationed in Guam. When he returned to
Alabama, he first practiced in Troy, and then in Anniston, where he continued to
practice until his retirement in the 1990s. The dentist was good with his hands, as can
be expected. That's reflected in Worsham's many hobbies. "Floyd was a tinkerer," Stewart
said. One Christmas, Worsham and his wife, Mary, made grandfather clocks for their
children. In his younger days, Worsham rebuilt two single-engine airplanes. He'd fly his
wife and children from Troy to visit family in Anniston before they moved back home in
1957, Morrow said. Worsham also was an amateur radio enthusiast. "He was passionate
about everything," Morrow said. Worsham is survived by his wife, four children, nine
grandchildren and a great-grandson. Visitation will be Saturday at Brown & Kughn Memory
Chapel on Golden Springs Road. The funeral will be Sunday at Brown & Kughn Memory
The 31 Dec 2005 Birmingham
DR. FLOYD LESLIE, JR., age 84 of Birmingham, formerly of Anniston, died Wednesday at a
local hospital after a brief illness. The service will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Brown &
Kughn Memory Chapel with Jim Harrington and Tom McClure officiating. Burial will be in
Highland Cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 5-7 p.m. at Brown & Kughn
Memory Chapel. He is survived by his wife, Mary A. Worsham of Birmingham; four children
and their spouses, Mary Worsham McKellar and husband, George Wesley McKellar of Raleigh,
NC, Jane Ann Worsham Morrow and husband, Carroll Morrow of Corinth, MS, Leslie Worsham
Donald and husband, Henry Donald of Leeds, AL and Timothy Earl Worsham and wife, Lisa
Berryhill Worsham of Fort Walton Beach, FL; nine grandchildren, Wes McKellar, Tyler
McKellar, Alan Williamon and wife, Melissa, Stephanie Williamon Stubbs and husband,
Kenneth, Hank Donald, Andi Donald, Carey Donald, Marty Worsham, and Courtney Worsham
Jones and husband, Chris; one great grandson, Ethan Scott Jones; and one brother, Joseph
B. Worsham of Anniston. Pallbearers will be George McKellar, Henry Donald, Tyler
McKellar, Wes McKellar, Alan Williamon, Hank Donald, Marty Worsham, and Kenneth Stubbs.
Dr. Worsham was a native of Anniston where he lived most of his life. He was a World War
II veteran where he served in Dentistry for two and a half years. Dr. Worsham practiced
dentistry in Troy, Alabama for ten years prior to returning to Anniston in l957 where he
owned and operated his Private Dental Practice until his retirement in l997. He enjoyed
rebuilding airplanes and was a private pilot for many years. He was a co-founder of
Peoples Bank of Anniston and was a member of the American Dental Association. Dr.
Worsham was a former member of the LaGrande Avenue Church of Christ, Indian Oaks Church
of Christ and Greenbrier Church of Christ in Anniston. He was presently a member of the
Palisades Church of Christ in Homewood, AL. Dr. Worsham was a Ham Radio Operator and was
a member of the Amateurs Radio Association.
Children of Floyd & Mary: Mary Elizabeth Worsham, Jane Ann Worsham, Leslie N. Worsham
& Timothy Earl Worsham.
Jackson Worsham b 5 Jun 1925 Anniston, Calhoun, AL, d 5 Sep 1997 Anniston,
Calhoun, AL & m Mildred
Bradbury Worsham "Joe" b 16 Oct 1929 Anniston, Calhoun, AL.
The 21 Dec 2007 Anniston
leader Joe Worsham dies, Joe Worsham, a retired Anniston businessman who worked on
numerous civic projects for the city, died Monday at National Healthcare in
He was 78. The third-generation owner of the former J. J. Worsham & Sons Lumber Co. was
remembered by those who knew him as a man with a great sense of humor. Longtime friend
Virgil Coker said Worsham often would sign off a conversation with an odd or
old-fashioned saying. "He'd say, 'keep your powder dry' or 'keep those letters and cards
coming,'" Coker said. A bit of a craftsman, Worsham cut lumber to lengths at his lumber
company, which closed in September 1992. A Winn-Dixie store now is at the corner of
Noble Street and Alabama 202, where the lumber company once stood. An Anniston Star
story from 1965 describes a rotating timing signal light that Worsham invented and
patented. At the time, Worsham was a motorcycle dealer and sold mostly Hondas. Worsham
ran for the Ward 1 seat on the Anniston City Council in 1996, winning 31 percent of the
vote. He ultimately lost the three-way race to Andrew Hatley. He again put his hat in
the ring for an appointment to the city council in 2000, after the death of city council
member Jerre Ford, but he was not selected for the post. Despite the losses, Worsham
served for many years on the Metropolitan Planning Organization's Citizen's Advisory
Committee and the Anniston Express Transit Advisory Board. MPO Principal Planner Jack
Plunk worked with him on many projects. He said Worsham's big project was the Burns
Crossroads project to replace old bridges on Alabama 202. "And he lived to see that
through," Plunk said. "Civic involvement, of course, for Joe's generation and my
generation was very important," Plunk said. "Being a responsible citizen, voting, Joe
lived those ideals." Worsham is survived by his aunt, Mrs. Henry Persons and several
nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be today at 2 p.m. at Highland Cemetery with
Dr. Billy Harris officiating.
(The Heritage of Calhoun Co, AL, vol 8, by Sam Stewart, p 317)
Stewart. Sam is a family historian and wrote about the William Bolton Worsham
family in The Heritage of Calhoun Co, AL.
b abt 1933,
m Harold E. Willingham b 22 Mar 1933 & d Feb 1992 Anniston,
b 18 Jun 1917 Anniston, Calhoun, AL & d Nov 1985 Anniston, Calhoun, AL. He m Margaret
Virginia Wilson 17
Apr 1940. Margaret b 11 Oct 1916 of Calhoun, AL & d 17 May 1979 Anniston, Calhoun,
AL Child: Cheryl Virginia
Worsham. (Sam Stewart)
Jackson Worsham "Jimmy"
b 28 Jun 1920 Anniston, Calhoun, AL & d 4 Nov 2002 Anniston, Calhoun, AL. He m Rena
b 18 May 1921 & d 20 May 2003 Oxford, Calhoun, AL. In the 21 Feb 1999 Anniston Star,
titled Anniston natives meet real Texas Rangers:
Anniston brothers, one a college history teacher in West Virginia and the other a deputy
sheriff in Colorado -- met in Texas recently for business, and got to have dinner with
six real Texas Rangers. History teacher James Worsham and his brother, Chris Worsham,
the sons of Jimmy and Rena Worsham of Anniston, met in Waco, Texas, for the observance
of the 175th anniversary of the Texas Rangers. James Worsham's was one of six papers
selected for presentation at the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame symposium. Chris Worsham is a
deputy sheriff in the sheriff's office patrol section of the problem impact unit in
Larimer Co, Colo. James Worsham is a history and journalism instructor at Bluefield
State College in West Virginia."
m 1st) April Martin & had child: Michael John
Worsham. James m 2nd)
Patricia Jones and had children: Kimberly Worsham & Scott
William Worsham m Patricia Ann Thomas "Patti".
Children: Kenneth William
Worsham, Elizabeth Anne Worsham, Steven Thomas Worsham.
Christopher Worsham "Chris" m Sharon Steward.
Children: David Brett Worsham & Sarah Worsham.
Cleveland Worsham b 5 May 1884 Piedmont, Calhoun, AL with blue eyes & brown
hair. John m 1st) Lillie Viola Bowden 8 Oct 1907 Jefferson
Co, AL. Viola b abt 1880 & d 2 Jan 1937 Jefferson, AL. When John registered for
the World War I Draft in 1918, he was employed as a foreman at a switch company. John m 2nd)
May Dera Waldrup 10 Mar 1939 Jefferson Co, AL. May was b 23
Feb 1891 Linns Crossing, AL. May, the dau of Joseph Carson Waldrup & Minnie Dortery
Huff, was a widow who m 1st) Mr Davis. John d
28 Dec 1949 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL.
Children of Lillie Viola Bowden:
M Worsham b 1908 of Jefferson, AL & m 1st) John
Harvey Hale. (Lisa Wilson, 1997) Ruby m 2nd) Sidney
Harrington Connor 21 Jul 1949 Jefferson, AL. Sidney was born with blue eyes on
23 Sep 1899 of Birmingham, Jefferson, AL. Ruby d 23 May 1953 Jefferson, AL &
Sidney d Jun 1968 in Birningham.
1.1A.2.5A.2. Lucy Viola Worsham
b 4 Dec 1910 Jefferson Co, AL. Lucy is in the 1920 Birmingham, AL census with her father J. C Worsham as
Lucie V age 8 b TN. Also in the 1930 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL cens, John C Worsham,
Lucy age 19 b AL. She is in the 1929 Birmingham AL directory, Lucy Worsham, r 2805
Lucy m Carter Bibb Tutwiler 18 May 1934
Jefferson, AL. (Jefferson Co, AL, vol 132, p554) Carter b 14 Aug 1913 Jefferson, AL & d 27
Apr 1974 Jefferson, AL. Lucy d 9 Aug 1954 Jefferson, AL. Maria Coker, 2006
Jane Worsham Tutwiler was
the daughter of Carter Bibb Tutwiler, Jr. and Lucy Worsham. Carter worked for L&N
railroad in Birmingham. Lucy died when Jane was in high school. Carter died in 1974.
Jane died in 2002. Her grandfather was Carter Bibb Tutwiler,Sr. All lived in and
around Birmingham most their lives. Jane has a brother, Carter Bibb Tutwiler III who
is still living in North Alabama. Jane was married twice- (1) John Coker and they
had 5 children,(2) James Edward Coker (no relation to John). Both John and James
died in 1981.
Thomas Worsham m 1st) Myra
b 6 Nov 1891 Pine Level, Montgomery, AL & d 13 Jul 1936 Birmingham,
Jefferson, AL. Luther m 2nd) Carolyn
b 30 Nov 1903 & d 20 Jan 1978 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL.
Elta Frances Worsham b
19 Apr 1919, m Samuel
who was b 4 Nov 1918 Warren, Trumbull, OH & d 11 Feb 1986 Eufaula,
b 25 Apr 1922, d 14 May 2002 Chattanooga, Hamilton, TN & m Betty
ca 1973 Luke teaching at Baylor.
Baylor Univ. Alumni Ass, Chattanooga, TN:
"Luke Worsham 1922 -
2002, A Tribute to a Legend of the Baylor Community, It is with great sadness
that the Baylor School community notes the passing of former faculty member
Luther T. "Luke" Worsham. Although battling a rapidly advancing
cancer, Mr. Worsham celebrated his 80th birthday on April 25 with a gathering
of Baylor friends and family on the front porch of their home on Old Baylor
School Road. Until his retirement in 1991, Mr. Worsham influenced the lives of
countless young men and women as a friend, mentor, biology teacher, dorm
parent, and wrestling, football, and track coach. A World War II veteran and a
University of Chattanooga graduate, Mr. Worsham arrived at Baylor in 1949,
where he came to be known as "Maj," a nickname he earned due to his
rank in Baylor's military program. As head wrestling coach, he turned out
dozens of champions, including the 1970 national championship team. He is
represented in numerous athletic halls of fame and was recognized by the
Tennessee Association of Independent Schools for distinguished teaching and
dedicated service. When a 1981 Sports Illustrated cover story proclaimed
one-time national champion Baylor wrestler John Hannah '69 as the NFL's
greatest offensive lineman of all time, John took the opportunity to tell the
world what a great impact Coach Worsham had on him. And when he stood to be
inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1991, he acknowledged first
among the major influences on his life: "People like Luke Worsham, my
high school coach, who taught and revealed to me what love truly means. He was
a man who always helped me shoulder my problems, who never lost hope in who I
could be or what I could do." Those sentiments were echoed on the
occasion of Mr. Worsham's retirement, when alumni and friends honored him with
the establishment of the Luke Worsham Scholarship Fund. In response, he wrote
in an open letter to the Baylor community: "You have made this mean,
hard-nosed, white-haired old man the happiest person in the world. The
scholarship established in my name was a most pleasant surprise. I feel deeply
that we need to have more financial aid available to better diversify our
student body. This is the highest compliment you could have extended me."
Long after his retirement, he remained committed to the development of young
people as a volunteer coach with the varsity track team and the Lower School
football and wrestling teams. In the Winter 2000 issue of Baylor Magazine, he
said, "Working with young people is the most important gift you can
receive." The Baylor community salutes this larger-than-life legend –
whom we always will remember as a teacher to the end.”
b 1 Jan 1925 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL & m Georgia
b 9 Jul 1936 Birmingham, Jefferson, AL, m Ira
Daniel E N Worsham b abt 1853 Gwinnett, GA. He m
Sarah E Rice "Sally" 11 Jun 1876 Calhoun, AL. Sarah b 1 Apr
1857 Calhoun, AL, the daughter of E F and Louisa J Rice.
Adda Worsham b abt 1877 of Calhoun, AL.
Louise L Worsham "Lou" b May 1878 of Calhoun, AL. Lou
m William M Windrix 3 Feb 1895 Jackson, AL. William
was b Apr 1873 AL. In 1930
they lived in Bristow, Creek, OK.
William & Mary Children add:
M L Worsham b abt 1865 Gwinnett Co, GA add this child &
the new paragraph. (15-1880) She is probably Mary Frances Worsham who m
John L Wofford 22 Sep 1884. John b 12 Sep 1864 & d 30 Dec 1939 Gwinnett,
GA. Children: Lola, Eunice, Fannie, Columbus, Cliff, Fletcher, & Ruth
Gertrude. (Anthony Adams, 1998)
1.1B.1. Sarah L. Worsham born Mar 1867 Gwinnett Co, GA.(13-1880) Change the
paragraph number to 188.8.131.52.2.2.1B.2.
A. H. Worsham, male, born abt 1868 Gwinnett Co, GA.(12-1880) Change the
paragraph number to 184.108.40.206.2.2.1B.3 and name to A. Hardy
Worsham. A H "Hardy" Worsham b May 1869 m Hanna Wade
Aug 1873. (Robert and Debora McFearin, 2001)
Add William Franklin Worsham b 18 Nov 1889
Fulton Co, GA, d 17 Feb 1968 Cobb, GA and bur Riverview Mem. Park, Cobb, GA.
He m 9 Mar 1913 Pauline Ella Wilkins b 11 Feb
1894 & d 9 Feb 1984 Jackson, Butts, GA.
This photo is of Pauline Ella Wilkins.
on left is William & Pauline Worsham. On the right is a photo of Pauline Ella Wilkins
Worsham and her children: Hattie Lou Worsham, Joseph Marion Worsham, David Hardy Worsham
& Charles Picknard Worsham. All photos
courtesy Robert & Debora McFearin, 2003; their site is at: http://www.mcfearin-bell.com/
Leila F Worsham
b 28 Jul 1914 Fulton, GA d Sep 1993 m John W. Morgan.
220.127.116.11.2.2.1B.3.1.2. Mattie Ruth Worsham
b 12 May 1916 of Fulton, GA & d 17 Dec 1916 Newtown, Milton, GA.
John F. Worsham b 30 Sep 1917, d 26 Jan 1924
18.104.22.168.2.2.1B.3.1.4. Oscar Lee Worsham b 14
Jan 1920 & d 1 Apr 1920 of Newtown, Milton, GA.
George Thomas Worsham b &
d 12 Sep 1921 Fulton, GA
Hattie Lou Worsham b 9 Sep 1922 Atlanta,
Fulton, GA, m Cecil Robert
McFearin. (Robert and Debora
McFearin, 2001) Hattie d 21 Nov 1998 Lithia Springs, Douglas, GA
& Cecil died 12 Jun 2002 Cobb Co, GA.
Photo is Hattie Lou Worsham and
her McFearin children. Bottom row left to right, Betty Jean, Hattie Lou and
Delia Barbara; Top Row left to right David Allen, Doris Ann And Cecil Robert Jr.
Photo courtesy Robert & Debora McFearin, 2003, their site is at: http://www.mcfearin-bell.com/
22.214.171.124.2.2.1B.3.1.7. Joseph Marion Worsham
b 17 Jun 1925 Newtown, Milton, GA.
126.96.36.199.2.2.1B.3.1.8. David Hardy Worsham
b 5 May 1927 Gulfport, Harrison, MS.
188.8.131.52.2.2.1B.3.1.9. Wade Bert Worsham b 4 May 1930 Newtown, Milton, GA & d 21 Jun 1930
Newtown, Milton, GA from Typhoid and Diphtheria.
Joseph Worsham b Nov 1892 of DeKalb, GA
184.108.40.206.2.2.1B.3.3. Lilla Worsham b May 1896 of DeKalb,
1.1B.3. Amanda R Worsham born Jan 1872 Gwinnett Co, GA.(9-1880) Change the
paragraph number to 220.127.116.11.2.2.1B.4.
1.1B.4. P Worsham, female, born abt 1873 Gwinnett Co, GA.(7-1880) Change the
paragraph number to 18.104.22.168.2.2.1B.5.
1.1B.5 Robert M Worsham born Sep 1875 Gwinnett Co, GA is the
s/o of William
Bolton Worsham. Change the paragraph number to 22.214.171.124.2.2.1B.6.
He is in the
1880 Gwinnett Co, GA cens, as R. M. Worsham, age 5 GA, living with W B
Worsham. Robert M Worsham is in the 1900 Milton Co, GA cens, born Sep 1875. He
is with his 1st) wife, Maggie b Oct 1877 GA. They are living with
Henry H. Looner and he is identified as Robert's brother in law. Milton Co, GA
merged with Fulton Co in 1911. He m 2nd) Annie Lee McKenzie
1890 of Fulton Co, GA, d 1 January, 1948 Atlanta, GA & bur. Crestlawn
Cemetery, Atlanta, GA, & she has no head stone. They are in the 1920
Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA census. He is listed as Robert M. Worsham, age 43, born
GA. His wife is Annie L, age 30, born GA. Robert M. Worsham d 29 Feb
Children of Robert M. Worsham and Maggie: (Natalie June Worsham Cheek,
James W Worsham b 28 May 1902 of Fulton Co, GA & d
Jul 1985 Atlanta, DeKalb, GA. James W Worsham, age 17, is in the 1920
Atlanta, Fulton Co, GA census boarding with Henry A. Knapp.
126.96.36.199.2.2.1B.6A.1.1. Robert Worsham b 27 Jun 1920 Atlanta, De Kalb,
GA, d 13 Dec 1980 Atlanta, DeKalb, GA. He was buried in Riverview Mem
Park, Cobb, GA. (SS death record & Cobb Co, GA Cemeteries) He m
Coy G. who was buried in Georgia Memorial, Atlanta, GA. (Natalie June
Worsham Cheek, 2000) Children: (Natalie June Worsham Cheek, 2000)
Kenneth Alton Worsham of Fulton, GA.
William Robert Worsham of Fulton, GA.
Brenda Worsham of Fulton, GA m James E.
Englewood of TN. Children of Robert M. Worsham and Anne Lee McKenzie Worsham: (Natalie
June Worsham Cheek & Emory Lee Worsham, 2000)
Henry Fredrick Worsham b 20 Nov 1919. He is
listed as Henry F. Worsham, age 1 11/12 born GA, in the 1920 Atlanta, Fulton
Co, GA census, living with his father, Robert M. Worsham. He married Doris
I. Henry d Nov 1975 in Austell, Cobb Co, GA & was buried in Mt.
Harmony, Mableton, Cobb, GA. Doris born 1922, died 1969 in Mableton, Cobb
Co, GA & buried Mt Harmony, Mableton, Cobb, GA. Henry and Doris
children: (Natalie June Worsham Cheek, 2000)
Iness Worsham “ Doodle” of Cobb Co, GA.
Henry Fredrick Worsham, Jr. ”Bunk” of Cobb Co,
George Thomas Worsham b 30 Jun 1921 Atlanta, DeKalb, GA
& died 6 Mar 1980 Atlanta, DeKalb, GA. He m Lillian Irene Self
28 Oct 1923 GA. They divorced when Emory Lee Worsham was very young. She m
2nd) Sudderth. Children: (Natalie June Worsham Cheek & Emory
Lee Worsham, 2000)
Robert Thomas Worsham b 20 Oct 1942 Atlanta,
Emory Lee Worsham b 12 Jul 1944 Atlanta, Fulton, GA m Brenda Faye Morrison b 26 Sep 1945. Their daughter,
Natalie June Worsham, contributed their family history.
Johnny Eugene Worsham b 15 Mar 1949 Atlanta,
De Kalb, GA.
Sophie May Worsham b 13 Jul 1925 Atlanta, DeKalb, GA
& m Mr. Griffith. She was run over by a car driven by her husband and
buried in the Casey Cemetery, Atlanta, GA. They had a son George Griffin b
abt 1944. After she died George was sent to live with Sophie's Sister Mamie
Julie Worsham who m a man named House or Houze. George took on the Houze
name and it was legally changed. His nickname was Little George. He lives in
Alpharetta, GA. (Natalie June Worsham Cheek, 2000)
Mamie Julie Worsham b 1 Feb 1928 Atlanta,
m Mr House or Houze.
1.1B.6. Sallie N Worsham born Aug 1879 Gwinnett Co, GA. Change the paragraph
number to 188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206. Sallie d 17 Mar 1921 age 46 Atlanta, Fulton, GA bur
Shiloh Cemetery as d/o W B Worsham & Mary Windsor (Georgia Death Certificate NO 6596)