Ora Belle Wallace

Female23 December 1896–2 August 1985

Brief Life History of Ora Belle

When Ora Belle Wallace was born on 23 December 1896, in Leake, Mississippi, United States, her father, Minor Forest Wallace, was 28 and her mother, Theodosia Taylor, was 21. She married Ledford Edward Watkins on 6 May 1917, in Leake, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Good Hope, Leake, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 4, Leake, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 2 August 1985, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Good Hope, Leake, Mississippi, United States.

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Ledford Edward Watkins
Ora Belle Wallace
Marriage: 6 May 1917
Grace Agnes Watkins
Audrey Lee Watkins
Edward Ledford Watkins
Kermit Wallace Watkins

Sources (13)

  • Ora Bell Watkins in household of L E Watkins, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ora Watkins, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ora Beele Watkins in entry for Kermit Watkins, "Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1917Leake, Mississippi, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish

    Age 2

    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

    1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

    Age 11

    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.


    Age 24

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: variant of Wallis , especially in Scotland, where the name was introduced from the Welsh Marches by a family of tenants of the Stewarts in the 12th century.

    Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish (Ashkenazic) surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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