DUVALL, Lamoya, Block 08
According to IHS member Joe Sheffield, this is Lamo B. Duvall, wife of Marvin Duvall. See below.
On the 1930 census of Itawamba County, Beat 2, Marvin Duvall, 25, is shown as a member of the household of his mother, Lona Duvall, 48. This farming family lived on the Tupelo-Kirkville Road and besides Lona and Marvin included Marvin's sisters Reba, 22, Doyn, 20, Idela, 17, and Ruby Duvall, 15.
It is though that the quilt was made in the early 1930s; it can be assumed that Marvin and Lomoya married after 1930.
DUVALL, Marvin, Block 08
Marvin Duvall, age 14, is named on the 1920 census in the household of his parents Will and Leona Duvall at Mantachie. Marvin, age 25, is named on the 1930 census in the household of his mother, Lona Duvall.
Marvin Duvall was the husband of Lemoya Duvall; see information above.
According to the SSI Death Index, Marvin Duvall, born June 22, 1905, was living in Mantachie when he died in February 1987.
HOOD, J.A., Block 08
In 1920, James A. Hood, 63, and wife Florence Hood, 60, are listed on the Itawamba County census, Beat 3. Mr. Hood was a farmer.
On the 1930 census, James A. Hood, 74, and wife Florence A. Hood, 71, are shown residing on Cotton Gin-J Senter Road. "J Senter" is the local pronunciation of Jacinto.
RUSHING, J.T., Block 08
The initials on this block may be in reverse order. If that is the case, this may be Tildon J. Rushing, 53, who is shown on the 1930 census with Dela B. Rushing, 53, as residing in Beat 2 on Guntown-Fulton Road.
No J.T. Rushing could be found.
WILLIAMS, Allen, Block 08
Allen Williams is listed in the household of his parents, Benjamin Franklin Williams and Lucy Hart Pearson Williams on the 1900 and the 1910 census of Itawamba County. In 1900, the family was enumerated in the Clay Precinct and consisted of Benjamin Franklin Williams, 45, Lucy Williams, 41, daughter Lizzie M., 7, and sons Allen, 4, and Gordon 1.
In 1910 on the Oak Grove census was Benjamin F. Williams, 55, Lucy, 51, Lizzie, 18, Allen, 14, and Gordon, 11.
On the Ancestry message boards is speculation that Allen Williams married (1) Mollie Lou Bean 1897 - 1933 and (2) Vivian Barber 1906 - 1996.
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