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MYRTICE WILLARD

BARWICK

APRIL 3, 1892 - DEC. 16, 1986

 

MYRTICE WILLARD BARWICK, BORN APRIL 3, 1892, DIED DEC. 16, 1986 IN HOUSTON, TEXAS.

SHE WAS BORN IN BASSFIELD, MS. SHE MARRIED SIM JASPER ROBINSON, BORN FEB. 15, 1891, DIED JULY 14, 1966 IN MODESTO, CALIFORNIA. THEY MARRIED JULY 1908 IN LAUREL, MS. THEY MIGRATED TO TEXAS ABOUT 1910, THEN BACK TO MS., AGAIN TO TEXAS IN 1913. THEY WERE THE PARENTS OF 5 CHILDREN:.

FANNIE WILLARD, BORN DEC. 1910.

AUDREY LEXXIE, BORN AUG. 9, 1913.

MYRTICE MAY, BORN DEC. 1915.

HARRY DOUGLAS, BORN 1918.

RALPH MATTHEW, BORN AUGUST 1, 1922, DECEASED IN 1958 FROM CANCER.

MYRTICE AND SIM WERE DIVORCED IN 1923. THE CHILDREN NEVER SAW THEIR FATHER AGAIN.

MYRTICE BOUGHT HER HOME IN HOUSTON AND REMAINED THERE UNTIL THE AGE OF 92 WHEN SHE HAD A STROKE AND HAD TO BE PLACED IN A NURSING HOME WHERE SHE PASSED AWAY. SHE NEVER REMARRIED.

IN THE LAST YEAR, 1998, IT HAS BEEN DISCOVERED THAT SIM MARRIED JESSIE BROWN OF HOUSTON, TEXAS AND THEY REMOVED TO CALIFORNIA AND THEY BECAME THE PARENTS OF 14 CHILDREN. THE TWO FAMILIES HAVE BEEN ABLE TO COMMUNICATE AND HAVE ENJOYED SHARING MEMORIES. THEIR GRANDAUGHTER MYRTICE GIFFORD FORSYTHE SUBMITTED THE FIRST FAMILIES GENEALOGY INFORMATION TO EVERTONS GENEALOGICAL HELPER AND A GRANDSON, JOHN MICHAEL ROBINSON, FROM THE SECOND FAMILY PICKED IT UP. THEREFORE THE COMBINING OF THE TWO FAMILIES.

MY GRANDMOTHER MYRTICE, TOLD ME OF REMEMBERING WHEN SAMUEL OMAR BARWICK CAME TO THEIR HOUSE IN BASSFIELD, MS. TO OBTAIN FAMILY HISTORY FOR HIS BOOK. I OBTAINED THE BOOK AND TOLD HER THAT I HAD FOUND HER NAME, BUT THAT IT HAD BEEN MISPELLED, MERTIS. SHE SAID NO, IT WAS RIGHT, BUT SHE DID NOT LIKE THE WAY IT WAS SPELLED AND CHANGED IT WHEN SHE WAS GROWN.

MYRTICE IS THE GR. GR. GRANDAUGHTER OF WILLIAM B. BARWICK. HER CHILDREN ARE THE GR. GR. GR. GRANDCHILDREN.

Photo and narrative submitted by Myrtice Gifford Forsythe

 
 

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