GRISSOM, James, Block 37
Son of Al and Donie Grissom, James W. is listed on the 1920 census as being 4 months old. Included with him are his parents, sister Pauline, and brother Horace and Morris E. Grissom. On the 1930 census, James, 10, was enumerated with his family at Mantachie.
Like his father, James Grissom also served as a mail carrier for several years in the Mantachie area. A veteran of World War 2, James Grissom married Etoyle Comer.
James Grissom is listed on the SSI Death Index as born August 24, 1919. His lived in Mantachie --- and there he died in August 1987. He is buried in Mantachie Cemetery.
See additional information at A.P. Grissom, Block 17.
SHEFFIELD, Evelyn Mrs., Block 37
According to IHS member Joe Sheffield, Evelyn Sheffield was an elementary school teacher in Itawamba County.
No additional information was found on Mrs. Evelyn Sheffield.
SHEFFIELD, Sula, Miss, Block 37
Sula B. Sheffield, 32, is found on the 1930 census, Beat 2, Guntown-Fulton Road, in the household of her brother, Shelby Sheffield, 31, a farmer, and his wife Blanch, 24.
Sula Bell Sheffield, 23, is listed on the 1920 census of Mantachie in the household of her father, Jessie Sheffield, 59, a farmer. Other included in the household were Sula's mother, Mallie, 55, and five brothers: Dee, 35, Dorsey, 25, Shelby, 21, Gorden, 18, and Ezell, 16.
S.B. Sheffield, 12, is listed on the 1910 census of Fawn Grove in the household of her parents W.J. Sheffield and Mallie Sheffield and five brothers.
WATSON, Verna Mrs., Block 37
Verna Watson, 32, is listed as the wife of John A. Watson, a farmer in Mantachie, on the 1930 census. See information at J.A. Watson, Block 05.
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