Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
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Subject:Re: Alexander, Durham & Richardson in Midland, TX
Post Date:September 16, 2008 at 11:57:37
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/midland/messages/108.html
Forum:Midland County, TX Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/tx/midland/

You didn't give any dates/ages for those on the 1910 census, so I went looking. The family is black. You should include that information in your queries, it really helps to narrow down searches.

TX Dth Idx 1890-1976 -- http://search.labs.familysearch.org/recordsearch/start.html?..#w=;p=2;c=1320964;t=searchable -- You can view copy of original death record for more details:

Polly Durham, b 12 Aug 1886, TX; d 27 Apr 1968, Midland, Midland Co, TX; widowed; buried Fairview, Midland, TX; Negro; father Monroe White; mother Hattie Reddin; informant Minnie Harris [Is that her daughter? Did she marry again?]

I checked the Midland Co, TX GenWeb site and found Polly's obit, contains so much info, including given name of her Durham husband:

Mrs. Polly Durham was born Polly White to Harriett Redden and Monroe White in
Bryan, Brazos County Texas.

She was a single parent of two children, Mattie Sims born in 1896, and Ernest
Sims born in 1898, when she met and married Matthew Richardson in 1900 while
living in Grimes County, TX. Matthew and Polly moved to Oklahoma in 1901,
and had six more children, Millie 1901, Margret 1902, Hattie 1904, Elijah
1906, Minnie 1909, & Ethel 1911. Later in life, Polly had another son, Julius
in 1918 with her second husband John Durham while living in Ennis, TX.

Polly and the children moved to Midland, TX in 1933 after John's death. She
joined Macedonia Baptist Church in 1934 and remained in faithful service to
her church and community until she became ill and passed away in April 1968,
at the age of 86.

Polly was preceded in death by four of her children, Millie, Elijah, Mattie,
and Ernest. She is survived by one brother, George White of Los Angeles, CA,
four daughters, Margret Henderson, Hattie Hibbitt, Minnie Harris, & Ethel
Richardson all of California, and one son, Julius Durham of Midland, TX,
thirteen grand children, and a host of great grand children, friends and loved
ones.
Additional Comments:
Polly's funeral was held on Thursday, May 2, 1968 at 2:30 p.m. at Macedonia
Baptist Church, 201 S. Carver Street in Midland, TX; Reverend H.F. Doyle
Officiated. Her Pallbearers were members of Macedonia Baptist Church. Polly
is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Midland, TX. Arrangements were made by The
Jackson Funeral Home in Midland, TX.

Happy Hunting (^_^)