Mary Glenn Tatum
b. 18 November 1893, d. 22 October 1992
- Father: Hamling Tatum b. 1 October 1860, d. 15 May 1948
- Mother: Susan Ella Beall b. 11 January 1863, d. 19 February 1956
- Mary Glenn Tatum was born on 18 November 1893 in Alabama.
- Hamling Tatum and Susan Ella Beall appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama, at Collier Street enumerated next to Susan's mother Susan Beall.. Other members of the household included Mary Glenn Tatum, Lela Beall Tatum, Duke Hamling Tatum and Earl Menefee Tatum.
- Hamling Tatum and Susan Ella Beall appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Elba, Coffee County, Alabama, at Collier Street. Other members of the household included Mary Glenn Tatum, Earl Menefee Tatum.
- The following appeared on 11 June 1910 in The Montgomery Advertiser: (Elba) At their beautiful home on Pine Street Wedensday evening, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur V. Buck, Jr., entertained in honor of Miss Renova Beard and Mr. Duke Tatom of Luverne. Miss Alice Boyd and Miss Glennie Tatom presided at the punch bowl. The games of the evening were whist, dominoes and hearts. . . .
- Hamling Tatum and Susan Ella Beall appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Dothan, Houston County, Alabama, at 502 South Oates Street. Other members of the household included Mary Glenn Tatum.
- She married Aubrey Norman Smith, son of Joseph Albert Smith and Mary Elizabeth Brown, circa 1922.
- Aubrey Norman Smith and Mary Glenn Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in New Iberia, Iberia Parish, Louisiana, at Duperier Avenue. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Sue Norman and Nanette Norman. Also in the household was one female domestic servant.
- The following appeared on 22 July 1935 in The Dothan Eagle: Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Norman and children of Lake Charles, La., are the guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. Tatum on South Oates street. . . .
Duke Tatum of Elba spent the week end in Dothan attending the bedside of Mrs. Tatum who is ill at a local hospital.
- Aubrey Norman Smith and Mary Glenn Tatum appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, at 739 Pujo. Other members of the household included Elizabeth Sue Norman, Nanette Norman and Leslie Aubrey Norman Jr.
- Aubrey Norman Smith registered for the draft in 1942 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana, while living at 739 Pujo Street in Lake Charles, employed there at Norman Construction Company, 938-1/2 Ryan Street. Contact specified (wife's father): H. Tatum, 205 South Oates Street, Dothan, Alabama.
- The following appeared on 26 January 1947 in The Dothan Eagle: A very quiet celebration today will note the sixty-first wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Hamling Tatum, 207 S. Oates street. Although there will be no formal observance of the event, their relatives and friends will take advantage of the opportunity to offer congratulations to this beloved couple.
They were married in the Baptist Church at Elba on January 26, 1886. Mrs. Tatum, prior to her marriage, was Susie Lawhon Beall, daughter of the late Samuel Preston Beall and Susie Lawhon Beall, of Elba.
Mrs. Tatum at 84 still does her own housework and laundry as well as most of her sewing and fine needlework. Family friends are amazed when they learn that she does not wear glasses and has never had her eyes examined. Her hearing is almost as perfect as it was in her younger days.
Mr. Tatum was born October 1, 1861 [sic] at Elba. He retired from active business ten years ago but he manages to accomplish many chores about the house which younger men would find taxing. Two years ago when he was 84 he repainted the entire interior of his apartments in addition to doing some of the outside painting. Commenting on his good health, Mr. Tatum remarked that he did not smoke and that he had never tasted whiskey.
Mr. and Mrs. Tatum, who are prominent and spirited citizens, moved to Dothan from Elba in 1919. Since that time they have been active members of Foster Street Methodist Church. During the sixty-one years of their marriage they have shared together the affection and esteem of their fellow-citizens.
Their children are Earl Tatum, of Dothan; Duke Tatum, of Elba; Mrs. L. A. Norman (Glennie), of Lake Charles, La; and Mrs. A. V. Buck (Lela Beall), deceased. Mr. and Mrs. Tatum reared the four surviving children of their daughter, Mrs. Buck, after her death.
- The following appeared on 16 May 1948 in The Dothan Eagle: Hamlin Tatum, eight-eight, retired Dothan barber, died unexpectedly at his residence, 207 South Oates street, about 11:30 o'clock last night.
Survivors include two sons, Duke Tatum of Elba and Earl Tatum of Dothan; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Norman of Lake Charles, La., and several grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ward-Wilson.
- Mary Glenn Tatum became a widow at the 24 June 1961 death of her husband Aubrey Norman Smith.
- The following appeared on 25 June 1961 in the Baton Rouge Sunday Advocate: (Lake Charles) Leslie A. Norman, 67, a Lake Charles building contractor, died at 4 p.m. Saturday in a local hospital after a long illness.
Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Sunday in the Burke-Hammer Funeral Home. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Masonic rites will be conducted at the graveside.
Norman was a former road building contractor and built a number of state highways. He also at one time operated an automobile agency in Lake Charles.
He was president of Norman and Co., Inc. Survivors include his widow, one son, Leslie Jr. of New Orleans; two daughters, Mrs. H. D. Ponton of Baton Rouge and Mrs. R. T. Lantrip of Houston; a niece, Mrs. Bill Watson of Lake Charles, and seven grandchildren.
- Mary Glenn Tatum died on 22 October 1992 at age 98.
- She was interred at Highland Memory Gardens, Lake Charles, Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana.
- Last Edited: 17 Dec 2014