MARY (MOLLIE) HUDGENS MENEES (1885-1959)

MARY (MOLLIE) HUDGENS, daughter of James Marshall Hudgens  b. 19 November 1885, Near Goreville, Johnson Co., IL2; d. 15 March 1959, Herrin, Franklin Co., IL (Bur. Odd Fellows Cem., Marion, Williamson Co., IL);

Molly HUDGENS MENEES

Louis Edgar MENEES

m. LOUIS EDGAR MENEES, 26 April 1903, Johnson Co., IL; b. 15 May 1883, Williamson Co., IL; d. December 1958, IL (Bur. Odd Fellows Cem., Marion, Williamson Co., IL)3.

Notes for MARY (MOLLIE) HUDGENS:

Mrs. Menees Died Wednesday

Former Marion Woman Died at West Frankfort

Mrs. Mollie MENEES, 73, of 601 E. Fifth Street in West Frankfort, a former resident of Marion, did about 7:45 Wednesday at Herrin Hospital where she had been a patient the past week.

Her husband Edgar MENEES died last December.  She had resided in West Frankfort the past 20 years.

Born Near Goreville, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall HUDGENS.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ethel DURHAM, Goreville, and Mrs. Floyd BARNETT, Carterville; a brother, Frank HUDGENS, Detroit, Mich: a niece, Mrs Clarence SHUMAKER, Indianapolis, Ind.; and two nephews, Chief Petty Officer Robert Lee HUDGENS, stationed at Camp Le Jeune, North Carolina; and J. O. HUDGENS of West Frankfort.

Deceased was a member of the Northern Baptist Church in West Frankfort and the Rebekah Lodge in Marion.

The body will lie in state at the Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort after 4 p.m. Friday.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. George EDDY at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at the IOOF cemetery in Marion.  (From a Marion, IL, paper -no date)

Notes for LOUIS EDGAR MENEES:

His wife was the daughter of Marshal HUDGENS and Cynthia Ann FOSTER.  Uncle Edgar and Aunt Molly raised two of her brother’s children –  Robert Lee and Mary Lou Hudgens.  A third child was raised by someone else in the family.  Robert Lee was the father of  Kay HUDGENS.  The mother of these three children was still alive during this time, but she was “not right” and was in an asylum.

1910 Williamson Co., IL, Census, Southern Township, ED 171, p. 12B, taken 6 May

243/247(next to his parents)

MENEES, Edgar, age 26, born IL, married 7 years, farmer

Mary M., age 23, born IL, no children born

12 September 1918 – WWI draft registration – (registration found online at ancestry.com) First page of registration is unreadable.  Edgar was tall, of medium build, and had blue eyes and dark hair.

1920 Williamson Co., IL, Census, Marion, ED 170,

812 Maplewood St.

MENEES, Edgar, age 36, born IL, section man, RR

Mary M., age 34, born IL 

1930 Williamson Co., IL, Census, Marion, ED 27, p. 13A, taken 8 April

816 Maplewood St.

MENEES, Louis El, age 46, born IL, age at first marriage – 18, section man, RR

Mollie, age 43, born IL, age at first marriage – 17

27 April 1942 – WWII draft registration – Edgar was 58 years old and living at 1503 E. Elm St., West Frankfort, Franklin Co., IL.  He named Mollie MENEES as the person who would always know his address.  Edgar worked for the C & E. I. Railroad Co.  Edgar was about 5’9″ and weighed about 160 pounds.  He had blue eyes, black and gray hair, and ruddy complexion.

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