Posted By:Karen Long
Subject:Re: Dudley Jerome Groce, Cedartown, GA
Post Date:May 07, 2010 at 18:37:13
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Wow, we didn't know about the swindling of the money or that Dudley had brothers that were lawyers. In fact we didn't know that Dudley had any surviving brothers because there is no 1890 Census records. Do you know their names? We don't know when the baby Rose died or when Lillian had to go to work. The 1910 Census shows Lillian with an occupation of None and that she had a 49 year old female boarder. All we have heard is that Bertie had to take care of the baby when her mother had to go to work, probably at a mill. The baby (she would have been over a year old, she was 11/12 months on the 1910 census. Lillian was probably pregnant at the time Dudley died.) would run her cup back and forth against the crib rail because she was so thirsty. After she died, Jim Ward apparently had words for the town people for not helping a widow and her young children. The town people then brought in more food than any of them had ever seen before. Of course, Jim and Lillie later married and ended up in South Carolina. I just think it is odd that if Lillian's parents were still living, that they did not help her. The 1910 census has a George J. Knight (age 58), Harriett L. Knight (age 52) which makes me suspect that Lillian's mother died prior to 1910. We believe that Bluford Groce (age 52) was still living in Cedartown in 1910. You would think he would be concerned about his grandchildren.
Bertie and Earl Langdale had 3 sons and 4 daughters. Doris was the next to youngest, my mother-in-law being the youngest. Only 3 of the daughters are still living and all of the sons have passed away. One of the sons was a Marine who was killed in Korea, one son died at age 13 after being hit in the head with a thrown brick.
We would like to hear any stories that your family has about the Groce family.
Thanks for all the family info.