Herbert Austin Gurganus
Aged: 79.8 years
|Birth||31 OCT 1882|
By 1903 had worked in Conway Post Office for about 6 years.
Worked 12 months for Townes and Townes in Minter City, MS.
|Death||18 AUG 1962|
Married by Rev. G. B. Baskerville to Emma Burroughs Perry in Memphis, TN on 6/4/1910. Worked for Shanks-Phillips in Memphis, probably before the Leflore County work. Bought property in Shelby County in 1922. Was working for Wm. R. Moore in Memphis when the Depression hit and was laid off because he had land and so was likely to be able to make a living. Began truck farming and owned a chicken farm until he retired The "Caswell D. (lodger, b.GA) 17" in the 1910 Shelby County census is my grandfather's baby brother, Caswell Daniel Gurganus. (In this case, it was the baby boy who got named after the dad.) Other siblings were Ester, Edith, and Dolor. My grandfather was the eldest. They were orphaned after their mother's death when my grandfather was 14. Thus, by the time he was 21 in 1903, he had already worked in the Conway Post Office for 6 years.
Emma Burroughs Perry
Aged: 89.6 years
|Birth||22 OCT 1886|
|Death||17 MAY 1976|
- Census, SC, Horry Co, Conway, 1900: William Chestnut 29, (wife), 29, Herbert A. Gurganus (boarder) 18
- Census, TN, Shelby Co, Memphis, 1910: William J. McCarty 44 (head), Emma P. (daughter) 1, Theodore Perry (father in law) 47, Estes E. Perry 19 (brother-in-law), Emma B. Perry (sister in law, b.KY, parents born TN) 23, Herbert A. Gurganus (lodger, b.SC) 27, Edith C. Gurganus (lodger, b.SC) 21, Caswell D. (lodger, b.GA) 17
- Census, MS, Leflore, 1920: Herbert Gurganus [Herbert Austin Gurganus] 37 (born in SC, father in NC, mother in TX), Emma 34 (born in KY, father in TN, mother in TN)
- Census, , 1900: TN, Shelby Co, Memphis, Theodore Perry 38 (head), Jossie B. 45 (wife)Floy Perry 14 (daughter), Emma Perry 13 (daughter), Estes Perry 8 (son), Charles Hatfield 28 (lodger), Molly Hatfield 22 (lodger), Charles Hatfield 1 (lodger).
- Census: 1900 SC, Horry Co.
- Newspaper: From Emily Fox-Hill: Sources are the family Bible, letters of reference from employers, and his obituary. The reputed reason for being laid off from W. R. Moore comes through oral family history.;
- Website: WW I Draft Registrations; ➤
- Census: 1920 MS, Leflore. ➤