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Irene Mary WATTS
Husband:  M. H. STROUP
Birth:  4 Nov 1897, Benton Co., MS
Death:  3 Jul 1973
Disposition:  buried Grand Junction, Hardeman Co., TN
Father:  James Henderson STROUP
Mother:  Martha Olive "Mattie" MORAN
Marriage:  19 Nov 1918, Grand Junction, Hardeman Co., TN
Wife:  Irene Mary WATTS
Birth:  24 Sep 1897, Tangipahoa Par., LA
Death:  11 Apr 1952
Disposition:  buried Grand Junction Cemetery, Hardeman Co., TN
Sister:  Martha "Mattie" N. WATTS (b. 1900/1, MS)
Father:  John Frank WATTS (1871-1955)
Mother:  Mary Magdalene WHITE (1876-1918)
Children born in Grand Junction, Hardeman Co., TN:
1.  M. H. STROUP / STROUPE, Jr., b. 17 Oct 1919; d. 6 Dec 1999, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN
2.  Frank Watts STROUP, b. 24 Jun 1922; d. 22 Jul 1952; bur. Grand Junction Cem., Hardemant Co., TN
3.  James Phillips STROUP, b. 4 Nov 1924
4.  Mary Claire STROUP, b. 8 Sep 1926
5.  George Kenneth STROUP, b. 31 Aug 1933
6.  Robert Ira STROUP, b. 21 Aug 1936
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1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1920 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #2 of 10):  Grand Junction, District 14, Hardeman Co., TN, Roll T625_1745, SD 1, ED 35, enumerated 5 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1920:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 9 10 11 12 17 18 19 21 23 25 26 27 28
17 21 Watts John F Head R M W 49 Wd Y Y MS MS MS Y Supervisor Railroad W
    _____ Mattie N Dau   F W 19 S Y Y MS MS LA Y Clerk R R office W
    Stroup M H Son in law   M W 22 M Y Y MS MS MS Y Farmer Farm Em
    ______ Irene M Dau   F W 22 M Y Y LA MS MS Y None    
    ______ M H Jr GSon   M W 3/12 S     TN MS LA   None    
Irene's mother was born in LA.

3.  1930 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #9 of 11):  Grand Junction Town, Civil District 4, Hardeman Co., TN, Roll 2253, p. 212, SN 5A, ED 35-9, SD 10, enumerated 5 Apr 1930 [Mrs. Irene W. Stroup, enumerator], official enumeration date 1 Apr 1930 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1930:  for an explanation of the column headings, please see What the Numbers in the Federal Census Mean (missing columns contained no data).
3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 24 25 26 27 28
99 112 Stroup M H Head R 12 Y M W 32 M 21 N Y TN MS MS Y Farmer general E Y
    ______ Irene W Wife       F W 32 M 21 N Y LA MS LA Y none      
    ______ M H Jr Son       M W 10 S   Y Y TN TN LA Y none      
    ______ Frank W Son       M W  7 S   Y Y TN TN LA Y none      
    ______ James P Son       M W  5 S   N   TN TN LA Y none      
    ______ Mary C Dau       F W 3 6/12 S   N   TN TN LA Y none      

4.  Hardeman County, TN, Cemeteries:  [Index to] Grand Junction Cemetery (online at the Hardeman County TNGenWeb site; contributed by Charlotte Holloway and Rose D. Greene; these readings have obviously been edited and interpreted by the compilers, so consider this a secondary source in need of verification):
Stroupe, M.H. 4 Nov 1897 - 3 Jul 1973 h/o Irene Watts Stroupe
Stroupe, Irene Watts 24 Sep 1897 - 11 Apr 1952 w/o M.H. Stroupe
Stroupe , Frank Watts 24 Jan 1922 - 22 Jul 1952 s/o M.H. & Irene Watts Stroupe

5.  SSDI:  Social Security Death Index (online at RootsWeb.com):
Name Birth Death Last Residence SSN Issued Post-em
M H STROUPE 17 Oct 1919 06 Dec 1999 (V) 38111 (Memphis, Shelby, TN) 408-18-3985 TN No
(V) = (Verified) Report verified with a family member or someone acting on behalf of a family member..

6.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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