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Myrtice Brown (Faircloth)

Female 1889 - 1918  (28 years)


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  • Name Myrtice Brown (Faircloth) 
    Nickname Myra 
    Born 24 Aug 1889  Phenix City (Seale), Russell Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Adopted 30 Jan 1900  The Orphan's Home of the South GA Methodist Episcopol Church , Macon, Bibb Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 7 Feb 1918  Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Grady County, GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I92  MyTree
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2013 

    Father Gerald Brown,   b. Abt 1870, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1894, Macon, Bibb Co., or Milledgeville, Baldwin Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Crenshaw,   b. Abt 1870, Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1900, Phenix City, Russell Co., AL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years) 
    Married 10 Sep 1887  Griffin, Spalding Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4644  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Byron Hugh Belcher, Sr.,   b. 19 Apr 1883, Decatur Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1962, Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 29 Aug 1906  Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mildred Ives Belcher,   b. 1908, Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1997, Valdosta, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Lillian Agnes Belcher,   b. 31 Aug 1909, Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1988, Albany, Dougherty Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. Jane Elizabeth Belcher,   b. 1914, Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 2005, at Camellia Retirement Center, Thomasville, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +4. Mary Amanda Belcher,   b. 1917, Whigham, Grady Co., GA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 2004, Magnolia Manor Nursing Home, Americus, GA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F4645  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Inmates of the Orphans' Home of the South Georgia
    Inmates of the Orphans' Home of the South Georgia
    Registry for Myrtice and Estelle Brown

  • Notes 

    • Myrtice was Adopted by Thomas W. and Lila Harrison Faircloth of Decatur Co., GA,
      and was discharged from the Orphanage 20 February 1900 by Rev. T. B.
      Stanford of So. Macon, GA. They lived in Whigham, Grady Co., GA.

      1900 Census Decatur County, GA, Ragan's District ED #35, enumerated
      June 6, 1900
      Image 9:
      Faircloth Thomas 42, May 1858 md 14 yrs
      Lila 34 May 1866 no children, married 14 years
      Myrtice 9 June 1890 adopted daughter

      Notes on Myrtice's adoptive parents:
      1910 Census Grady County, GA, ED #96, enumerated 16 Apr 1910
      Ancestry.com Image 17:
      Faircloth Thomas W. w, m, 51 md once 23 yrs;
      Lila J. w, f, 42, 0 children.

      1910 United States Federal Census
      Name: Myrtice Belcher
      Age in 1910: 20

      Birth Year: abt 1890
      Birthplace: Alabama
      Home in 1910: Whigham, Grady, Georgia
      Race: White
      Gender: Female
      Relation to Head of House: Wife
      Marital Status: Married
      Spouse's Name: Byrne H Belcher
      Father's Birthplace: Alabama
      Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Byrne H Belcher 27 (Byron)
      Myrtice Belcher 20
      Mildred Belcher 2 [3]
      Lillian Belcher 0 [6/12]

      In 1918, when Beth drank lye from a cup that had been left by a
      cleaning woman, Myrtice stayed with relatives in Cairo, GA to be
      close to the doctor. The relative had consumption and it was thought
      that Myrtice contracted it during that time. At the time she was
      pregnant with Mary. Myrtice was taken to Rome, GA to a sanitarium for
      a time but it didn't help and she died early in 1918. It is thought
      that the epidemic of flu at the time contributed to her death.
      (Source: Virginia (Ginger) Howard Davis-Beck)

      Web: Georgia, Find A Grave Index, 1728-2012
      Name: Myrtice Belcher
      Birth Date: 24 Aug 1889
      Age at Death: 28
      Death Date: 7 Feb 1918
      Burial Place: Grady County, Georgia, USA

      1920 Census Grady County, GA, ED #84, Image 21, enumerated 15 Jan
      1920, fam #204:
      Faircloth Thomas W. w, m, 60, head;
      Lila w, f, 49, wife.

      1930 Census Grady County, GA, District #12 Ragan, Image 2, fam #22:
      Faircloth Tom W. w, m, 71, first married 24;
      Lilia w, f, 58, first married 18.

      Name: Thomas W Faircloth
      Death Date: 27 Jul 1946
      County of Death: Grady
      Gender: M
      Race: W
      Age: 87 years
      County of Residence: Grady
      Certificate: 16509

      The Cairo Messenger, February 6, 1948:
      "Mrs. T. W. Faircloth, 80
      Mrs. T. W. Faircloth passed away at 2:05 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30th,
      at her home a few miles south of Cairo following an illness of five
      days from pneumonia. She had been afflicted with paralysis about two
      years.
      The funeral was held at Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church at 3
      o'clock Sunday afternoon with Elder T. R. Crawford in charge. The
      following nephews served as pallbearers: Messrs. Troy Harrison,
      Lonnie Harrison, Charlies Harrison, Roscoe Harrison, Council Harrison,
      Miller Harrison, Lee Harrison and Sam Weaver.
      Her remains were interred in Tired Creek cemetery by the side of
      her husband who died on July 27, 1946.
      Mrs. Faircloth was the former Miss Lila Harrison. She was born
      in Decatur, now Grady County, on February 14, 1868, the daughter of
      Mr. and Mrs. Samuel H. Harrison. Her entire life was spent in this
      county. She was of the Primitive Baptist faith and attended Tired
      Creek Church.
      Her survivors include three brothers, Charlie, Tom and Joe
      Harrison, all of Grady County; four granddaughters, Mrs. Mildred
      Pryse, of Atlanta; Mrs. E. K. Howard, Mrs. J. T. Fitzgerald and
      Mrs. A. S. Bales, all of Albany and five great grandchildren.
      Arrangements were handled by South Georgia Funeral Home.