Saturday, November 5, 2011

Hallie Roberta Torry (1885-1969)

Hallie Roberta “Bertie” Torry was born January 4, 1885 in Grant County, Louisiana.  She was the daughter of Lycurgus Eugene Torry and Lucy Anna Williamson. She was raised in Grant County, Louisiana.

Bertie married Edmund Ray “Ed” Corbett on February 11, 1911 in Grant County, Louisiana.  She was 26 years old and he was 25 years.  Ed was born September 15, 1885 in Grant County, Louisiana, the son of Noah Wesley Corbett and Martha Jane Newton. 

After their marriage, Ed and Bertie settled their family on a farm in Grant County, where Ed labored on the farm.  Ed and Bertie had two children listed in the 1920 census:

            Edith               born 1913
            Lucy May       born 1918

Ed registered for the draft for the First World War on September 12, 1918 in Colfax, Grant County, Louisiana.  He was described as of medium height and build, with blue eyes and dark hair.

Edmund Ray Corbett died on May 21, 1945 in Rapides County, Louisiana.  He was 59 years old at his death. 

Hallie Roberta Torry Corbett died on November 15, 1969 in Louisiana, at the age of 84 years.

Notes for Hallie Roberta Torry
Birth & Death:, “Benjamin McGaha (born circa 1795) Family Tree,” accessed on 5 November 2011

Notes for Edmund Ray Corbett
Birth, Military, Residence, Occupation & Physical Description in 1917: World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
Residence & Occupation in 1920:  Year: 1920;Census Place: Police Jury Ward 3, Grant, Louisiana; Roll: T625_613; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 21; Image: 172.
Death: Louisiana Statewide Death Index, 1900-1949 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2002.  Original data: State of Louisiana, Secretary of State, Division of Archives, Records Management, and History. Vital Records Indices. Baton Rouge, LA, USA.

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