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Grace Violetta NICHOLAS

Female 1896 - 1976  (79 years)


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  • Name Grace Violetta NICHOLAS  [1
    Born 27 Aug 1896  Illinois, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Address 1940  [3
    Route # 1, Precinct # 45, Hillsborough, Florida 
    Address 1945  Hillsborough County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 13 Apr 1976  Tampa, Hillsborough, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    • (Living names removed) Mrs. Grace Norsworthy PERSBACKER, 79, 13804 Cherry Brook Lane, Tampa, Florida, passed away Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 o'clock from the Chapel of the F. T. Blount Company Funeral Home, 5101 Nebraska Avenue, with the Rev. Billy Dean Case, pastor of the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church officiating. Friends and relatives are requested to meet at 12:0 noon at Parrish Cemetery in Manatee County for graveside service and interment. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday night from 8:00 until 9.00 pm. A native of Illinois, Mrs. PERSBACKER had lived in the Tampa area since 1917. She graduated from Southern Florida College of Lakeland and had taught school for twenty eight years in Florida public schools, mainly in Hillsborough County. She was a member of the Seminole Heights United Methodist Church and the National Retired Teachers Association. Survivors include two sons, Charles J. NORSWORTHY, Tampa, and three daughters, Mrs. Thelma N. SEYLLER, Tampa, one sister, Mrs. Hazel LEVERETTE, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; fourteen grandchildren and six great -grandchildren.
    Buried Parrish Cemetery, Parrish, Manatee, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Parrish Cemetery
    Parrish, Manatee, Florida
    U.S.A. 
    • She was buried beside her husband, John Ralph, and their son, Walter Ralph NORSWORTHY.
    Notes 
    • She was the daughter of Arthur and Bertha E. NICHOLAS. Bertha died of tuberculosis 26 April 1903 in California. Of his mother, Grace, George NORSWORTHY stated, "She always insisted that she was born in rural Illinois, lived briefly in Riverside, California, where her mother died when she was six years old; then lived in Missouri until her early teens".

      After the death of her husband in 1937, Grace married Walter Franz PERSBACKER in Tampa, Florida on 13 June 1947. Walter died in February of 1958. [1, 6]
    Person ID I5009  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 15 May 2020 

    Family John Ralph NORSWORTHY,   b. 4 Sep 1884, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1937, Bradley Junction, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 15 Jul 1917  East Tampa, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    • They were married by Rev. J.E. Mickler at the 8th Ave., Methodist Church. [1]
    Address 1920  Parrish, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Address 1930  [9
    Precinct 48, Wimauma City, Florida 
    Address 1935  [10
    168 4 St., N.W., Largo, Florida 
    Children 
     1. Walter Ralph NORSWORTHY,   b. 6 Feb 1919, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1921  (Age 2 years)
     2. Thelma Grace NORSWORTHY,   b. 7 May 1920, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 2010, Seneca, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. James Franklin NORSWORTHY,   b. 16 Jan 1922, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1973, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. Charles Jefferson "Chuck" NORSWORTHY,   b. 30 Oct 1923, Florida, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1984, Asheville, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Living
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1348  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    NORSWORTHY
    NORSWORTHY
    PERSBACKER
    PERSBACKER

    GRACE NORSWORTHY
    PERSBACKER

    Aug 27, 1896
    Apr 13, 1976


  • Sources 
    1. [S676] Personal communication.

    2. [S319] Index: Deaths: Social Security Death Index - United States.

    3. [S901] Census of U.S.A., 1940.

    4. [S698] Census of U.S.A., State of Florida, 1945.

    5. [S11] Obituary/Death or Funeral notice.

    6. [S326] Vital Statistics - Florida, U.S.A.

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

    8. [S213] Census of U.S.A., 1920, (National Archives & Records Administration; Series T625).

    9. [S214] Census of U.S.A., 1930, (National Archives & Records Administration; Series T626).

    10. [S612] Census of U.S.A., State of Florida, 1935, (www.familysearch.org; original images online.).