Mary Lee Bay

b. 22 June 1887, d. 6 May 1974

Mary Lee Bay Brown, 1887-1974
  • Mary Lee Bay was born on 22 June 1887 in Dolph (later Fairview), Grimes County, Texas.
  • John Edwin Bay and Stacy Scott Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Lee Bay, James Foster Bay, Willie Agnes Bay, Claudia Gertrude Bay, Olive Elizabeth Bay, Francis Oscar Bay and Eugenie Salome Bay.
  • She married John William Brown, son of William Andrew Brown and Marguerette Jane Curry, circa 1907.
  • The following appeared on 23 May 1909 in the Galveston Daily News: Mr. and Mrs. John Brown of Teague visited the latter's parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Bay, several days.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, at West Main Street.
  • John Edwin and Stacy Scott Teague Bay were photographed with their children and grandchildren during 1915 in front of "the Bay hotel" in Richards.
  • Mary Lee Bay and John Brown and their daughter Eloise appear formally and informally, about 1917.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, at Oak Street.
  • A photograph was taken of the five Bay sisters about 1940 -- youngest to oldest: Myrtle, Ollie, Mary, Claudia and Willie.
  • John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Teague, Freestone County, Texas, at Sixth Avenue. Other members of the household included William Buford Lee Chiles and Johnnie Eloise Brown.
  • Mary Lee Bay became a widow at the 5 July 1940 death of her husband John William Brown.
  • At the time of her death Mary Lee Bay was living in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 3108 Mesquite.
  • Mary Lee Bay died on 6 May 1974 at age 86 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at Harris Hospital . Her death was officially witnessed by Johnnie Eloise Brown.
  • She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Richards, Grimes County, Texas.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of John William Brown and Mary Lee Bay.
  • Last Edited: 25 Jan 2014

Family: John William Brown b. 5 July 1878, d. 5 July 1940