Essie Mae BOATRIGHT[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16]

Female 1923 - 1990


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  • Born  17 May 1923  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  6 Aug 1990  Savannah, Chatham County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Findley Cemetery, Oak Park, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Essie Mae BOATRIGHT, a daughter of Daisy Findley and Benjamin H. Boatright, was born on 17 May 1923 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was named as a daughter, age 7 years, in her parents' household in the 1930 Emanuel County census and as age 17 in the 1940 Emanuel County census. She also was listed as a surviving daughter in her father's 1951 obituary, her mother's 1937 obituary, and her step-mother's 1973 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in the obituaries of: Benjamin Harrison Boatright, 1969; John Cecil Boatright, 1982; and Mabel Boatright Holland, 1989.

      She was a resident of Soperton, Georgia in 1951, but had moved to Savannah by 1969, then to Faulkville by 1982, and then to Bloomingdale, Chatham County by 1989, where she died.

      She married Rufus Lester Williford in Emanuel County on 24 June 1941. He was born in Jenkins County on 8 September 1921, a son of Annie Mae Lumley and Rufus O. Williford.

      They adopted one son:

      i. Stephen L. WILLIFORD

      Essie Mae died on 6 August 1990 in Savannah, and was buried in Findley Cemetery, Emanuel County.

      After Essie Mae's death, R. L. married Helen Smiley.

      R. L. died on 24 February 2005 in Chatham County and was buried beside Essie Mae in the Findley Cemetery.
    Person ID  I359  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Jul 2012 

    Father  Benjamin H. BOATRIGHT,   b. 21 Aug 1880, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Aug 1951, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Daisy FINDLEY,   b. 9 May 1891, Oak Park, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1937, Oak Park, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 May 1917  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F70  Group Sheet

    Family  Rufus Lester WILLIFORD,   b. 8 Sep 1921, Jenkins County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 2005, Chatham County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  24 Jun 1941  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  21 Nov 2010 
    Family ID  F329  Group Sheet


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