Dorothy ABERNATHY

Dorothy ABERNATHY[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20]

Female 1902 - 1980

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  • Born  9 Aug 1902  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  14 Oct 1980  Statesboro, Bulloch County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Coleman Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Dorothy ABERNATHY (Penelope Elizabeth5 "Sis" Hooks, Nancy Missouri4 Burt, Mary Ann3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a daughter of Penelope Elizabeth Hooks and Augustus Linford Abernathy, was born in Emanuel County, Georgia, on 9 August 1902. She was named as a daughter, age 6, in her parents' household in the 1910 Emanuel County census and as age 17 in the 1920 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter in her mother's 1948 obituary. In addition, she was named as a surviving sister in Ione Abernathy Williams' 1959 obituary and in Jeremiah Linford Abernathy's 1972 obituary.

      She married Calvin Joyce Woodell on 2 June 1923 in Emanuel County. He was born on 3 November 1898 in Macon County, North Carolina, a son of Deborah Lowery and the Rev. W. R. Woodell.

      Calvin registered for the World War I draft in Franklin, Macon County, North Carolina on 12 September 1918. His draft registration card provided the following information: Calvin J. Woodell; born in Mankin[?], Macon County, North Carolina; age 19; born on 3 November 1898; occupation, assistant depot agent, D. W. Newell, Cornelia, Ga., nearest relative, Mrs. Deborah Woodell, Raynham, North Carolina; signed name, C. J. Woodell; physical description: medium height, medium build, black eyes, black hair, no physical disabilities.

      They were recorded in the 1930 Emanuel County census as follows: Calvin J. Woodell, head, owned home valued at $2500, owned a radio, age 31, married, married first at age 26, born in North Carolina, parents born in North Carolina, agent for railroad, wage earner, was working at time of the census, was not a veteran; Dorothy, wife, housekeeper, age 26, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, married first at age 20; and, Robert G., son, age 1 year and 2? months, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia.

      When the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken, they lived in Twin City in their own house valued at $1050. The family was recorded as follows: C. J. Woodell, answered the census questions, head, age 40, married, completed one year of college, born in North Carolina, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was working the week of 24 March, worked 54 hours the week of 24 March, railroad agent, paid wages, worked 52 weeks during 1939, paid $1100 wages in 1939, had no other source of income; Dorothy Woodell, wife, age 33 years, married, completed four years of high school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935, was working the week of 24 March, worked 40 hours the week of 24 March, assistant railroad agent, non-paid worker; Robert Graham Woodell, son, age 12 years, attended school, completed four grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935; and, Calvin Gerald Woodell, son, age 7 years, attended school, completed two grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in the same house on 1 April 1935.

      They had four children, of whom two lived to adulthood:

      i. Joyce Augustus WOODELL born 4 June 1924;
      died 24 November 1924; buried Coleman
      Cemetery
      ii. Robert Graham WOODELL
      iii. Calvin Gerald WOODELL
      iv. William Purvis WOODELL born 27 April 1936;
      died 24 November 1938; buried Coleman
      Cemetery

      Calvin died on 5 May 1948 in Fort Gordon, Georgia, and was buried in Coleman Cemetery (also known as Twin City Cemetery), Emanuel County.

      Dorothy married second Arnold Jackson Woods of Portal, Bulloch County, Georgia. He was born on 17 January 1894. He had been married previously to Janie Okella Davis and they had two children.

      Arnold died on 14 April 1972 in Portal, Bulloch County, and was buried at Poplar Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Bulloch County.

      Dorothy died on 14 October 1980 in Bulloch County and was buried beside Calvin at Coleman Cemetery.
    Person ID  I809  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  3 Jun 2012 

    Father  Augustus Linford ABERNATHY, Sr.,   b. 8 Jul 1866, Cartersville, Bartow County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1935, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Penelope Elizabeth HOOKS,   b. 6 Feb 1868, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1948, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  26 Nov 1899  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F160  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Calvin Joyce WOODELL,   b. 3 Nov 1898, Macon County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1948, Fort Gordon, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  2 Jun 1923  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Joyce Augustus WOODELL,   b. 4 Jun 1924, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1924, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Robert Graham WOODELL,   b. 6 Nov 1928, Twin City, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 2003, Stone Mountain, DeKalb County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Calvin Gerald WOODELL,   b. 19 Nov 1932, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 2009, Statesboro, Bulloch County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. William Purvis WOODELL,   b. 27 Apr 1936, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1938, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  24 May 2011 
    Family ID  F731  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Arnold J. WOODS,   b. 17 Jan 1894, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1972, Portal, Bulloch County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  24 May 2011 
    Family ID  F732  Group Sheet


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