Mary Elizabeth Weatherford

b. 4 October 1877, d. 14 April 1952
  • Mary Elizabeth Weatherford was born on 4 October 1877 in Mississippi.
  • She was known as Lizzie.
  • W. Marion Weatherford and Mattie (?) appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Benton Precinct, Yazoo County, Mississippi, enumerated next to W. A. Weatherford, age 71, likely Marion's father.. Other members of the household included Mary Elizabeth Weatherford, Ernest Weatherford and Annie Weatherford.
  • Martin Adolphus Hamilton and Mary Jane McHaffey appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Mary Elizabeth Weatherford, Oscar Adolph Hamilton and Alzina Eulalie Hamilton. Lizzie Weatherford is identified as a boarder.
  • She was a clerk, according to the 1900 census.
  • She married James Foster Bay, son of John Edwin Bay and Stacy Scott Teague, circa 1900.
  • James Foster Bay and Mary Elizabeth Weatherford appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in McLennan County, Texas. Other members of the household included Marion Edwin Bay and James Foster Bay Jr.
  • John Edwin and Stacy Scott Teague Bay were photographed with their children and grandchildren during 1915 in front of "the Bay hotel" in Richards.
  • James Foster Bay and Mary Elizabeth Weatherford appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Marion Edwin Bay, James Foster Bay Jr. and Maegene Bay. Also in the household was boarder Wesley Chandler.
  • James Foster Bay and Mary Elizabeth Weatherford appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, at 1822 Avenue L. Other members of the household included Maegene Bay.
  • She was proprietor of a boarding house, according to the 1930 census.
  • She officially witnessed the death of James Foster Bay on 5 September 1940 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas.
  • Mary Elizabeth Weatherford became a widow at the 5 September 1940 death of her husband James Foster Bay.
  • Mary Elizabeth Weatherford died on 14 April 1952 at age 74 in Dallas, Texas, at 7201 Benning Street at her residence. . Her death was officially witnessed by Marion Edwin Bay.
  • She was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of James Foster Bay and Mary Elizabeth Weatherford.
  • Last Edited: 8 Sep 2014

Family: James Foster Bay b. 4 October 1880, d. 5 September 1940