Saturday, January 10, 2015

Thompson and Robertson Property Sale to Ruby Hefley, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN, 1961

In this warranty deed[1], Aimee W. Thompson and Hallie D. Robertson, grantors, convey the property at 1980 Young Ave., Shelby County, Memphis, Tennessee, to Ruby Hefley, grantee, on 23 June 1961. Images of the deed and commentary follow:

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Affidavit of Heirship by Essie Gwartney, Memphis, TN, 1961

In this Affidavit of Heirship[1], Mrs. Essie Gwartney makes a sworn and notarized statement, dated 16 June 1961, that she knew the decedent Ida B. Slesser for 81 years and Ida's only children are Aimee W. Thompson and "Hattie" D. Robertson.  An image of the affidavit and commentary follow:

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Ida B. Slesser (1861-1935)

Ida B. Slesser died on 5 January 1935[1] and was laid to rest the following day at Forest Hill Cemetery in Memphis, Tennessee.[2] A gravestone with a brief inscription marks her burial location. Commentary follows the photo image:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Sympathy Saturday - Passing of Ida B. Slesser, 1935, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN

A death certificate[1] reported the passing of Ida B. Slesser in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee on 5 January 1935. Information on the certificate was supplied by Mrs. J. L. Robertson, Ida's daughter, and Shields Abernathy, the attending physician. An image of the certificate and commentary follow:

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Ida Slesser & Family in Memphis City Directories, 1922-1935

In a previous post, evidence was presented that an Ida Slesser purchased land in Shelby County, Tennessee in 1921. Memphis city directories (in Shelby County, Tennessee), also give us a chronology of an Ida Slesser residing at 1980 Young Ave. from 1922 through 1934. Extracted directory entries for her and other family members help to show that the Ida of Memphis, TN and the Ida of Carrsville, KY are the same person: