Bernice Mattox

3 August 1900–16 February 1989 (Age 88)
Itawamba, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Bernice

When Bernice Mattox was born on 3 August 1900, her father, John Edward Mattox, was 45 and her mother, Lina Matilda Phillips, was 37. She married Albert Sheriff Stegall in December 1919. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Smithville, Monroe, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 5, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 16 February 1989, in Itawamba, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fulton, Itawamba, Mississippi, United States.

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Albert Sheriff Stegall
Bernice Mattox
Marriage: December 1919
Edwin H Stegall
Samuel Booker Stegall
Hazen Phillips Stegall
Willie G Stegall
Charles Albert Stegall
James Stegall
Annie Ruth Stegall
Betty Sue Stegall

Spouse and Children

December 1919


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Edward Mattox


    Lina Matilda Phillips




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 7

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 25

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning

English (of Welsh origin): variant of Maddox .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bernice Stegall in household of Albert Stegall, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Burneeze Stegall in household of Albert S Stegall, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bernice Stegall in household of Albert Stegall, "United States Census, 1920"

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