McFERRIN, Effie, Block 28
The 1930 census of Mantachie lists this farming family on the Tupelo-Guntown Road: head-of-household, Effie McFerrin, 40, widowed; sons Willie T., 14, Cornis B., 11, and Cormon W., 6; father-in-law King L. McFerrin, 70 (born in Alabama) and mother-in-law Emma McFerrin, 69.
According to Kermit McFerrin, Effie McFerrin was born in Lee County and lived in Mantachie until her death, January 10, 1954. She was married to Eddie McFerrin and was the mother of three boys: Clovis McFerrin who died in 1933; Willie who died in 1996; and Carmon who died in 1995. She was a member of the Mantachie Methodist Church.
MOORE, Vonna, Block 28
According to IHS member Joe Sheffield, the given name is usually spelled Vona.
Vona Moore, 30, is listed on the 1930 census as the wife of cattle dealer Howard Moore, 32, of Highway 25, Shannon, Lee County. Howard and Vona had two children listed with them: Earl, 4, and James, 2.
Howard Moore was the son of William S. and Rhoda L. Moore, farmers of Beat 5, Itawamba County.
The SSI Death Index lists Vona Moore, April 4, 1900 - September 1975 whose last residence was in Mantachie.
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