The Hitts of Mississippi and related families

James K. Vardaman

Carrie Fletcher HittAge: 8518921977

Name
Carrie Fletcher Hitt
Birth May 16, 1892 43 37
Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Hitt
1895 (Age 2)

Death of a maternal grandmotherElizabeth Ann Gary
1897 (Age 4)

Death of a motherMary Emma Hughes
February 3, 19014:00 a.m. (Age 8)
Cause: ruptured appendix (according to Lucile Hitt Hollingsworth)
MarriageHollis Irl EllzeyView this family
November 1, 1914 (Age 22)

Birth of a daughter
#1
Marion Lynn Ellzey
September 5, 1915 (Age 23)
Birth of a son
#2
Hollis Irl Ellzey
September 19, 1917 (Age 25)
Birth of a son
#3
Grady Ford Ellzey
August 26, 1921 (Age 29)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Carol Elizabeth Ellzey
January 1, 1924 (Age 31)
Birth of a son
#5
Jack Douglas Ellzey
February 14, 1927 (Age 34)
Birth of a son
#6
Robert Martin Ellzey
February 15, 1932 (Age 39)
Death of a fatherReuben Martin Hitt
September 13, 1932 (Age 40)
Death of a sonRobert Martin Ellzey
September 17, 1932 (Age 40)

Death of a sisterEdgeworth Shyves “Edgie” Hitt
October 27, 1936 (Age 44)

Death of a sonGrady Ford Ellzey
October 11, 1939 (Age 47)
Cause: Ford was a Senior at Columbia High School and was a fullback for the football team. He died from injuries sustained during a football game with Magnolia High School.
Occupation
school teacher
1946 (Age 53)
Corporation: Cedar Grove School
Note: After the Goss School burned down, Carrie taught at the Cedar Grove School, probably until she retired.
Death of a sisterAlice Irene Hitt
April 30, 1951 (Age 58)

Death of a sisterElizabeth Jane “Tack” Hitt
October 14, 1956 (Age 64)

Death of a brotherJames Washington “Boss” Hitt
December 17, 1962 (Age 70)

Death of a brotherMartin Hughes “Bud” Hitt
1966 (Age 73)

Source:

gravestone

Death of a brotherJoel Reuben Hitt
July 22, 1967 (Age 75)
Death of a sisterWinna Folsie Hitt
June 1972 (Age 80)

Source:

http://ssdi.rootsweb.com (search under Folsie Hood)

Death of a husbandHollis Irl Ellzey
September 25, 1975 (Age 83)
Occupation
school teacher

Corporation: Goss School
Note: Carrie taught at the Goss School until it burned down in 1946 according to John Ulmer. She then moved to the Cedar Grove School.
Text
Obituary for Carrie Fletcher Hitt from the Hattiesburg American, 6 Dec 1977

Mrs. H.I. Ellzey

Rites Wednesday at Columbia for last wagon train survivor

Columbia--Services for the last surviving person on the wagon train from Marcun, Texas, [probably means San Marcos, TX] in 1900 will be held Wednesday at Colonial Funderal [Funeral] home chapel.

Mrs. H.I. Ellzey, 85, of New Orleans, formerly of Columbia, died at 6 p.m. Monday at the Hotel Dieu, New Orleans. Burial will be in in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Mrs. Ellzey was seven years old and the youngest in the caravan, made up of several families equipped with five covered wagons and 32 horses. It arrived in what in now known as the Bunker Hill Community at Christmas time.

H.I. Ellzey Jr., one of two sons of Mrs. Ellzey, now living on Broadmoor St., Columbia, said his mother's parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Hitt, had only 50 cents upon their arrival in Bunker Hill but that the little band of travelers sold some of their horses and divided the money.

Mrs. Ellzey retired at age 60 after spending most of her life teaching in various Marion County schools. She was a member of Goss Baptist Church.

She is survived by two sons, H.I. of Columbia and Jack Ellzey of New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Fortenberry and Mrs. Bob Ulmer, both of New Orleans; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Death December 5, 1977 (Age 85)
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father
mother
elder brother
16 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
4 years
herself
Family with Hollis Irl Ellzey - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: November 1, 1914
10 months
daughter
Marion Lynn Ellzey
Birth: September 5, 1915 27 23Goss, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: November 2, 1982New Orleans, Orleans Parish, LA, USA
2 years
son
Hollis Irl Ellzey
Birth: September 19, 1917 29 25Goss, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: July 4, 1996Columbia, Marion County, MS, USA
4 years
son
Grady Ford Ellzey
Birth: August 26, 1921 33 29Goss, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: October 11, 1939Columbia, Marion County, MS, USA
2 years
daughter
Carol Elizabeth Ellzey
Birth: January 1, 1924 35 31Goss, Marion County, MS, USA
Death: September 29, 1997Metairie, Jefferson Parish, LA, USA
3 years
son
5 years
son

Occupation

After the Goss School burned down, Carrie taught at the Cedar Grove School, probably until she retired.

Occupation

Carrie taught at the Goss School until it burned down in 1946 according to John Ulmer. She then moved to the Cedar Grove School.

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