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Nannie, Jessie, Mary
[photo from Otis R Woodson]

Mary in the 1940/50s
[photo from Otis R Woodson]
Father: James Sloane Woodson
Mother: Harriet Eveline Hendrix

Father: Tyra D Jr Bishop
Mother: Nancy K Peery

Dau: Nannie Evelyn Woodson (1906-1975)
   (m1 Erby Chase; m2 Francis Harbit; m3 Marvin Dowell;
   m4 Irwin Hoffman, Pacific, MO)
Dau: Virginia Ruth Woodson (1915-2001)
   (m John F Payton, Fulton/Mokane, MO)
Dau: Matalene Gertrude Woodson (1918-2001)
   (m1933 Sylvan Purcell, Decatur, IL; m2 Paul Helfrick, Broken Arrow, OK)
Son: Otis R Woodson (1923-)
   (m1942 Iva Leota Smith, Hannibal, MO; m1994 Vanda M Jones-Holder, Hannibal, MO)
Dau: Mary Frances Woodson (1925-) (m Jerry Don Kennedy, Hannibal, MO)
Mary Etta Bishop (1886-1957) married Jesse S Woodson (1884-1929) about 1905 in Callaway County, Missouri. Jesse was born 30 June 1884 in Callaway County. Mary was born 24 February 1886 in Callaway County. Daughter Nannie was born in the Shamrock area in 1906. By 1910 Jesse, Mary and daughter Nannie had moved to Hannibal, Missouri. Daughters Virginia and Matalene and son Otis were born in Hannibal. In 1924 the family moved to a farm in Monroe County, Missouri, where Mary Francis was born. About 1928 the family moved back into Hannibal where Mary worked at the International Shoe factory. In 1929 Jesse was having seizures and was taken to Fulton to the State Hospital for medical treatment. Jesse died 29 March 1929 and was buried at the Augusta Church Cemetery where other Woodson family members are buried.

Mary lost her job at the shoe factory in the fall of 1929. Due to difficult economic times she placed children Matalene, Otis and Mary in an orphan's home where they stayed from the Fall of 1929 to early 1933 when she got them out. On 21 November 1932 Mary married W. D. Long but they separated later. In 1934 she took a job with the Harvey Family at Ashburn, Missouri, doing housework. At that time children Otis and Mary went to school in Pike County and the other children were married. By 1937 Mary and children Otis and Mary moved to Kentucky street in the town of Louisiana, Pike County, located on the south side of the Mississippi river a few miles southeast of Hannibal, Missouri. Mary worked at a WPA Sewing Room there.

About 1938 Mary married Louis A Peterson and they lived in the town of Louisiana. At some point they moved to the farm in Monroe County, Missouri. Prior to Mary's death on 20 November 1957 she was in a nursing home in Hannibal. Mary was buried in the Liberty Church Cemetery in Shamrock, Callaway, Missouri.

Obituaries   Cemeteries   Families    Sources

Obituary Mary Etta (Bishop-Woodson) Peterson, Hannibal, Missouri, 20 Nov 1957
Obituary Nancy E (Woodson) Hoffman, Hannibal, Marion, Missouri, 25 Apr 1975
Cemetery Liberty Christian Church, (northwest of) Shamrock, Callaway County, Missouri

Family Notes

Liberty Church Cemetery, Callaway County, Shamrock, Missouri.
Peterson, Mary      24 Feb 1886 - 20 Nov 1957

Fulton Callaway Weekly Gazette, Callaway Co, Missouri, 5 March 1886 3/5 Born to the wife of Tyra D Bishop Jr on Tuesday, February 23, a nine pound girl. [Mary Etta Bishop-wfb]
1900 MO Census Callaway, Shamrock Twp 14,34,11,2 Bishop, Tyre D H May 1852 48 MO Nancy C W Feb 1859 41 MO Lina G D Nov 1883 16 MO Mary E D Feb 1886 14 MO Mattie P D Aug 1894 5 MO
1910 (20Apr) MO Census Marion, Hannibal (704 O'Fallon) 65,109,235 (p164) Bishop, Tyra ? 58 MO [Woodson] Jesse H 26 MO Mary W 26 MO Mannie D 4 MO Bishop, Lena 26 MO Border Mattie 25 MO Border
1920 (13Jan) MO Census Marion, Hannibal (704 O'Fallon) 66,108,14,2 (p446) Woodson, Jessie S H 36 MO Mary E W 33 MO Mannie D 13 MO Virginia D 4 6/12 MO Matalene D 1 8/12 OK Bishop, Lena S/L 36 MO
Louisiana, Missouri Directory 1928 (no Woodson listed)
Louisana City Directory 1937, p 183 Woodson, Mrs Mary wid. of Jesse 1b 1g WPA Sewing Room r 1119 Kentucky
Social Security Death Index ( shows Nannie Hoffman 02 May 1906 - Apr 1975 Pacific, Franklin, MO Matalene Helfrick 09 May 1918 - 17 Feb 2001 Broken Arrow, Tulsa, OK Virginia Payton 01 Jul 1915 - 02 Apr 2001 Fulton, Callaway, MO