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Rowena Thayer
2 generations from the origin. Grandmother.


Birth: May 14, 1885, Swan Lake, Mississippi, USA; Swan Lake is just a collection of deserted buildings now, although Google maps indicates that there is a post office there still. It is approximately in the center of a diamond formed by Cleveland, Grenada, Clarksdale, and Greenwood, sandwiched between Swan Lake road and the Little Tallahatchie river.
Death: Nov 30, 1955; Cleveland, MS;
Age: 70
Occupation: Homemaker

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Notes:

It's not clear if Rowena was born in Swan Lake. According to wikipedia, it wasn't an actual community until the early 20th century. Swan Lake was basically a plantation town and was started by land owner Bob Flautt, again according to wikipedia. The railroad came through in 1883, so it's possible that Swan Lake came into existence about that time and wiki has the date wrong.

Grew up in Greenwood MS. Graduated from Grenada College.

Their children:
Roy House, 1911-1917, died in childhood of disease
Rowena House, 1909-1915, died in childhood of disease
Alene House, 1910-1916, died in childhood of disease
Rowan Nathaniel House, 1908-1947
John Adair House, 1927-2011

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Father
Rowan Bridges Thayer
1845 - Jun 15, 1930
Mother
Lilla Alene Collier
1852 - c. 1886
Spouse/Consort/Mate
Primary or Last Marriage:
Date: 1908, Place: , Status: Marriage, Note: Date is as per John A. House
Nathaniel Perkins House
Aug 23, 1882 - Jul 26, 1956
Issue
Rev. John Adair House
Father
Oct 21, 1927 - Aug 9, 2011
Rowan Nathaniel House
Uncle
Dec 13, 1908 - Jan 26, 1947
Lilla Allena House
Aunt
1910 - 1913
Rowena Thayer House
Aunt
1914 - 1917
Roy Thomas House
Uncle
1916 - 1920
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