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Mary Ella "Ella" NORSWORTHY

Mary Ella "Ella" NORSWORTHY

Female 1887 - 1908  (21 years)

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  • Name Mary Ella "Ella" NORSWORTHY  [1
    Nickname Ella 
    Born 2 May 1887  McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Died 31 Jul 1908  McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • The Ocala Banner: 7 August 1908; Mrs. Ella Norsworthy HESTER: On the night of July 31st. death came to one of the happy homes of McIntosh and called away Mrs. Ella Norsworthy HESTER, wife of Mr. Frank HESTER, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. NORSWORTHY.

      Mrs. HESTER was born May 2, 1887, became a member of the Christian church five years ago and was to her death a devoted lover of Christian work. She had only been married ten months and five days.

      She and her husband became lovers in childhood and their devotion to each other was as sweet and strong as can bind human hearts. This matrimonial tie was an an ideal one and every heart is strong with pain by its early dissolution.

      Those who knew Mrs. HESTER best loved and praised her most.

      The funeral service was conducted by R. A. White at the Christian church, after which the body was taken to the McIntosh cemetery where it was interred.

      An impressive part of the ceremony was the fact that twelve of her classmates were selected - six young men as pall bearers and six young ladies bearing beautiful flowers as the last tender remembrances.

      The hearts of the whole community go out in sympathy and prayer for the husband and relatives in their sad bereavement.
    Buried Aug 1908  McIntosh Cemetery, McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    • Buried in Norsworthy family plot, lot 38.
    Notes 
    • Ella married Frank B. HESTER on 25 September 1907 in Marion County, Florida. (Index). She died within twelve months. (Memorial inscription)

      The Oscala Banner, published on 12 June 1908, reported her state of health: "Mrs. Frank HESTER of Orange Lake is still quite sick. She had been critically ill for some two or three weeks at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. NORSWORTHY of McIntosh". [2, 3, 4]
    Person ID I4905  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 30 May 2015 

    Father William George "George" NOSWORTHY,   b. 11 Jan 1849, Princetown, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1933, McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Lillian Edith DUPUY,   b. 29 Jun 1860, Plaquemine, Iberville, Louisiana, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1938, McIntosh, Marion, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 22 Nov 1882  Marion County, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Photos
    GIST-NORSWORTHY House
    GIST-NORSWORTHY House
    George Norsworthy purchased this home from William Gist in 1893; it is the home where the cement steps were poured by George's brother, James, and into which the two family histories were placed in 1909. It was purchased in 2003 and restoration started. This is one of the "before" photos.
    Dilapitated Gist-Norsworthy house
    Dilapitated Gist-Norsworthy house
    This is a second photo of the house in disrepair.
    Restored home of George Norsworthy
    Restored home of George Norsworthy
    "After" photo.
    Restored home
    Restored home
    "After" photo of the home now being lived in by a young couple with children.. no doubt George Norsworthy would be pleased !
    George and Lillian Norsworthy family
    George and Lillian Norsworthy family
    Family ID F1200  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Ella Norsworthy
    Ella Norsworthy
    George Norsworthy family
    George Norsworthy family
    Back row:L-R: George Norsworthy holding Louisa, George, Lillian, Willie, Ella; Front row: Lillian Edith, Walter and Ralph
    Home of Lillian E. Norsworthy, Jacksonville, Florida
    Home of Lillian E. Norsworthy, Jacksonville, Florida
    This home appeared on the front cover of the Springfield Historic Homes Calendar in 2003. Norsworthy portraits top to bottom: Ella, Walter, Lillian, Edna, and a living descendant. Art work by A. Neukirch.

    Headstones
    HESTER
    HESTER

    ELLA NORSWORTHY
    HESTER

    May 2, 1887 - July 31, 1908


  • Sources 
    1. [S305] Biography: NORSWORTHY, James C. Norsworthy, (15 March 1909, McIntosh, Florida; rec'd from Mike NORSWORTHY, direct descendant of William George NORSWORTHY, July 2005.).

    2. [S107] Memorial inscription.

    3. [S217] Newspaper.

    4. [S730] Index: Marriages - Florida, 1837-1974, (www.familysearch.org).


  

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