Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Mayme Lee Bell (1884-1949)

Mayme Lee Bell was born March 11, 1884 in Hays, McCracken County, Kentucky.  She was the second of six children born to Wyley Jesse Bell and Elizabeth Eaker.  Mayme was raised on the family’s dairy farm in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.

In 1905, Mayme married Frederick Courtney Walker in McCracken County.  She was 21 years old and he was 24 years.  Fred was born on March 23, 1881 in McCracken County, Kentucky, the son of William Walker and Elizabeth Seamon.

Fred and Mayme raised their family in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.  Fred was employed by the railroad as a machinist and foreman.  In 1920, they were living in a house at 1959 Monroe Street, and then at 1841 Wheeler Avenue in 1930.  Fred and Mayme were the parents of seven children:

            Jesse B.                                 born 1906
            James Frederick                   born 1908
            John Richard                          born  1909
            Louis L.                                  born November 7, 1911
            Charles Clifford                    born April 18, 1914
            Nell Sue                                born September 25, 1917
            Mary S.                                   born March 16, 1926
Mayme Lee Bell Walker died on February 8, 1949.  She and Fred were living at 2724 Kentucky Avenue in Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky.  She died as a result of lung cancer, just one month shy of her 65th birthday.  She was buried two days later in the Maple Lawn Cemetery in Paducah.

Fred C. Walker survived his wife by 16 years.  He died on November 12, 1965 in McCracken County, Kentucky.  He was 84 years old at his death.

Notes for Mayme Lee Bell
Birth and Death: Kentucky Death Records, 1852-1953 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007.

Notes for Fred C. Walker
Birth and Death:  Commonwealth of Kentucky, Health Data Branch, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning, comp.. Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2000.
Residence and Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920; Census Place:  Paducah,  McCracken,  Kentucky;  Roll: T625_588; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 887.
Residence and Occupation in 1930:  Year: 1930; Census  Place:  Paducah,  McCracken,  Kentucky; Roll: 768; Page: 17B; Enumeration District: 7; Image: 277.0.

Notes for Louis, Charles, Nell, and Mary Walker
Birth: Kentucky Birth Index, 1911-1999 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.

Notes for Jesse, James, and John Walker
Birth:  Year: 1920;Census Place: Paducah, McCracken, Kentucky; Roll: T625_588; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 887.

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