Laura Lula RICH

Laura Lula RICH[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26]

Female 1868 - 1954

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  • Nickname  Lou 
    Born  16 Jun 1868  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  31 Oct 1954  Burke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Hawhammock Church Cemetery, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Laura Lula RICH (Drucilla3, Reubin2, Daniel1), a daughter of Drucilla Boatright and Andrew Jackson Rich, was born on 16 June 1868 in Emanuel County, Georgia. She was included in her parents' household in the 1870 Emanuel County census as Laura E., aged 2 years, and was named as a daughter, Laura E., aged 12 years, in the 1880 Emanuel County census. She also was named as a surviving daughter, Lula Chance, in her mother's 1914 obituary, and was named as a surviving sister, Mrs. Lou Chance, in the obituaries of: Jerry J. Rich, 1931; Easter Rich Truett, 1939; Mary "Mollie" Rich Hobbs, 1952; and Lenora Rich Sumner, 1953.

      She married first unidentified Fields.

      She married Dr. Arthur A. Chance in Emanuel County on 27 May 1885. He was born on 28 November 1856 in Burke County, Georgia, a son of Elizabeth and John Chance.

      The family was enumerated in Wadley in the 1900 Jefferson County census as follows: Arthur A. Chance, born November 1856, age 43, married 15 years, born in Georgia, physician, could read and write; Laura L., wife, born June 1868, age 31, mother of six children of whom two were living, born in Georgia, could read and write; Nellie, daughter, born October 1893, age 6, born in Georgia; and John, son, born July 1898, age 1, born in Georgia.

      The family still was in Wadley at the time of the 1910 Jefferson County census and was recorded as follows: Arthur Chance, age 53, married once, married 24 years, born in Georgia, physician, could read and write; Laura L., wife, age 43, married twice, mother of six children of whom three were living, born in Georgia, could read and write; Nellie, daughter, age 16, born in Georgia, could read and write; Arthur J. son, age 11, could read and write; and Helen, daughter, age 7, born in Georgia, attended school, can write.

      They had six children:

      i. Claud CHANCE, b. 15 Sep 1889, d. 4
      Aug 1895; Buried at Garbutt
      Cemetery. Headstone inscription:
      Daughter of Dr. A. A. & L. L.
      Chance
      ii. Hannah CHANCE, b. 4 Aug 1887, d. 4
      Aug 1895. Buried at Garbutt
      Cemetery. Headstone inscription:
      Daughter of Dr. A. A. Chance &
      L. L. Chance
      iii. Howell Chance, b. 18 Oct 1896, d.
      21 May 1897. Buried at Garbutt
      Cemetery. Headstone inscription:
      Son of Dr. A. A. Chance & L. L.
      Chance; Born in Wadley
      iv. Nellie CHANCE
      v. John Arthur CHANCE Sr.
      vi. Helen CHANCE

      Arthur died on 14 July 1910 and was buried at Hawhammock Baptist Church near Swainsboro, Emanuel County.

      A social item in a 1919 edition of the local newspaper noted that Lou had returned from a trip to Florida with her daughter Helen and she was visiting with her brother in Swainsboro. Another news item in 1928 recorded that she was the guest of her brother Jerry. A later, 1944, newspaper item recorded a surprise birthday dinner given in her honor by several nieces and nephews.

      Lou was a member of Hawhammock Baptist Church and she was recorded in church minutes of 27 September 1931 as serving on a committee. She later became a member of Swainsboro Methodist Church.

      She was enumerated in the 1930 Emanuel County census in the household of the Edwin L. Bailey family as follows: Lou L. Chance, servant, housekeeper, age 62, widow, could read and write, born in Georgia, parents born in Georgia, servant for private family, wage earner, was working at time of the census.

      The association with the Bailey family continued. Lou lived on a farm outside of Summertown with Homer Bailey and his siblings when the 1940 Emanuel County census was taken. The information provided by the census included: Lou L. Chance, God mother, age 71, single, completed seven grades of school, born in Georgia, lived in rural Emanuel County on 1 April 1935, engaged in housework, had no income in 1939, father born in Georgia, mother born in Georgia, spoke English in childhood home, was not a wife of a veteran, had no Social Security number, caretaker, age 21 at marriage.

      Lou died on 31 October 1954 in Burke County, Georgia, and was buried beside her husband at Hawhammock.
    Person ID  I95  Boatright Genealogy
    Last Modified  5 Dec 2013 

    Father  Andrew Jackson RICH,   b. 25 Jan 1845, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1933, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Drucilla BOATRIGHT,   b. 20 Jul 1845, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1914, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  20 Oct 1865  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F20  Group Sheet

    Family  Dr. Arthur A. CHANCE,   b. 28 Nov 1856, Burke County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jul 1910, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 May 1885  Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Claud CHANCE,   b. 15 Sep 1889, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1895, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Hannah CHANCE,   b. 4 Aug 1887, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 1895, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Howell CHANCE,   b. 18 Oct 1896, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1897, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Nellie CHANCE,   b. 10 Oct 1893, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1914
    >5. John Arthur CHANCE, Sr.,   b. 22 Jul 1898, Emanuel County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1936, Chicago, Cook County, IL Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Helen CHANCE,   b. Abt 1903, GA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  10 Sep 2010 
    Family ID  F91  Group Sheet


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