GRISSOM, A.P., Block 17
Al P. Grissom 36, RFD Mail Carrier, Mantachie, is listed on the 1920 census. In the household with Al Grissom are wife Donie, daughter Pauline, and sons Horace, Morris E., and James W. Grissom.
Kermit McFerren states that Mr. Grissom was the mail carrier on the Dorsey and Ratliff routes. When those routes were started, the mail was delivered by horse and buggy.
The 1930 census of Mantachie lists Mr. Grissom, 46, as the RFD Mail Carrier. His household consisted of wife Donie, 47, sons Horace W., 16, Morris E., 13, James W., 10, Al J., 8, and a boarder, Clide Turner, 24.
Al P. Grissom is buried at Mantachie Cemetery.
GRISSOM, Donie, Block 17. Surname provided by IHS Board Member Kermit McFerrin.
Wife of Al P. Grissom, Donie is listed as 37 years old on the 1920 census of Mantachie. Included with her and Al are daughter Pauline, sons Morris E. and James W. Grissom.
See additional information from the 1930 census at A.P. Grissom.
Mrs. Grissom is buried in Mantachie Cemetery according to Kermit McFerrin.
GRISSOM, Morris E., Block 17
Thanks to IHS member Joe Sheffield for his help transcribing Block 17.
Son of Al and Donie Grissom, Morris E. Grissom was listed as 3 years 2 months old on the 1920 census of Mantachie. Included with Morris and his parents are sister Pauline and brothers Horace and James W. Grissom.
According to the SSI Death Index, Morris E. Grissom, a Mantachie resident, was born October 27, 1916 and died July 3, 2002. He is buried in the Mantachie Cemetery.
Kermit McFerrin remembers Morris E. Grissom as a World War 2 veteran, husband of Burnette McFerrin, State Highway Department employee, and as a member of the Mantachie Methodist Church.
See additional information at A.P. Grissom.
GRISSOM, Al Jr., Block 17.
Al Grissom Jr. was the son of A. P. Grissom and Donie Grissom of Mantachie. He is listed as an 8 year-old on the 1930 census with his parents.
Kermit McFerrin states that A.P. Grissom Jr. was born in Mantachie, served in World War 2, was a career Air Force member, and retired to Mantachie where he as an active member of the First Mantachie Baptist Church. Mr. Grissom is buried in Mantachie Cemetery.
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