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Mary Othalia "Mackie" Powell

Female 1905 - 1994  (88 years)


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  • Name Mary Othalia "Mackie" Powell  [1, 2
    Nickname Mackie 
    Born 25 May 1905  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Mar 1994  Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • OTHALIA McLEMORE, CLEAN FREAK

      During World War II, Minnie McLemore Morgan and Beulah McLemore Dougharty were over at Lee and Othalia's making cookies to send to the boys overseas. Minnie and Beulah were shelling pecans out on the back porch. Beulah asked Othalia how long a broom lasted her. Othalia, stirring the cookies in the kitchen, replied "Mine always last me a year." To which Beulah, looking at the floor, remarked, "Othalia, if you'd clean out these cracks that broom wouldn't last a week." (Submitted by Othalia McLemore on 7/14/81)

      Although her given name is Mary Othalia, granddaughter Deann noted she uses only her middle name. Her family members also affectionately called her Mackie.

      Deann also writes that "Othalia named her first child and when her Mama got there she changed his name and said, 'His name is Robert Lee.' Then when my Daddy was born Mackie named him 'Willy Gerald' (or something like that) and her Mama got there and said, 'No, his name is Billy Deryle' (Deryle rhymes with girl...'Dirl' and not 'Darryl'). When her third child was born, Mackie just waited until her Mama got there so she could name him."
    Person ID I2024  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Robert Wesley Powell,   b. 3 Sep 1883, Holly Springs, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1912, Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Mother Minnie "Maybell" Adams,   b. 20 Sep 1882, Holly Springs, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1938, Holly Springs, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1901  Newton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lee McLemore,   b. 25 Mar 1899, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1979, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 3 Feb 1924  [2
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Billy Deryle McLemore,   b. 11 Feb 1929, Roganville, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1996, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     3. Joe Kenneth McLemore,   b. 17 Jun 1936, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 2011, Lumberton, Hardin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Headstones
    McLemore, Lee and Othalia (Powell)
    McLemore, Lee and Othalia (Powell)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F1324  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 May 1905 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Mar 1994 - Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S296] Buckmaster, Laura (laurabuckmaster@sbcglobal.net) "Buckmaster, Holmes, Lanier & Thurber Family Tree" Ver. 2009-07-27 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=laura47.

    2. [S163] Kittell, Nan McCoy--Samuel McFarland McLemore and Descendants, Living Family History (Unpublished typescript ca. 1984, updated periodically).

    3. [S334] Rootsweb, Texas Death Records, 1964 thru 1998.