MARY ANN HAMMONDS FITZGERALD

Mary Ann Hammonds (Fitzgerald) (Wadsworth)Age: 66 years19161983

Name
Mary Ann Hammonds (Fitzgerald) (Wadsworth)
Given names
Mary Ann
Surname
Hammonds (Fitzgerald) (Wadsworth)
Married name
Wadsworth
Married name
Fitgerald
Birth October 22, 1916 30 20
Birth of a brotherClaude Victor Hammonds
June 23, 1919 (Age 2 years)
Address: Claude's birth places are listed in four different places: Hungerford, Palestine, Dallas and Navarro County. All in Texas.
Birth of a brotherWilliam Jackson “Bill” Hammonds
June 4, 1922 (Age 5 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherJohn William Hammond
October 16, 1923 (Age 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha Ann Cross (Hammond)
1924 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterIva Lee Hammonds (Evans)
February 11, 1925 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherRoy Luther Hammonds
November 11, 1927 (Age 11 years)
MarriageHenry Glen FitzgeraldView this family
March 31, 1934 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a son
#1
Baby Boy Fitzgerald
1935 (Age 18 years)

Note: Born prematurely. Did not survive.
Birth of a daughter
#2
Glynda Ann Fitzgerald (Cumby)
January 26, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a sisterElizabeth Lois Hammonds (Pickle)
May 10, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a daughter
#3
Vira Lee Fitzgerald (Edmonson)
November 19, 1937 (Age 21 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Marian Francis Fitzgerald (Terry) (Parent)
January 24, 1942Abt 6:00 p.m. (Age 25 years)
Address: St. Joseph Hospital
Death of a maternal grandmotherMary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey)
March 19, 1943 (Age 26 years)
Burial of a maternal grandmotherMary Lee Van Meter (Dorsey)
March 22, 1943 (Age 26 years)
Cemetery: South Park Cemetery, Pearland, Texas
Death of a maternal grandfatherStonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey
November 24, 1949 (Age 33 years)
Burial of a maternal grandfatherStonewall Jackson “”Tone“” Dorsey
November 26, 1949 (Age 33 years)
Cemetery: South Park Cemetery
Baptism of a daughterVira Lee Fitzgerald (Edmonson)
1952 (Age 35 years)
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Note: Freeport Christian Church.
Birth of a grandson
#1
Steven Vinson Cumby
March 31, 1956 (Age 39 years)
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Note: Born in San Diego Naval Hospital.
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Dana DeAnn Cumby (Sisco)
May 9, 1957 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Kimberly Elaine Edmonson
December 25, 1958 (Age 42 years)
Death of a granddaughterKimberly Elaine Edmonson
December 25, 1958 (Age 42 years)
Death of a fatherOliver Luther Hammonds
December 7, 1960 (Age 44 years)
Burial of a fatherOliver Luther Hammonds
December 1960 (Age 44 years)
Cemetery: Peach Point Cemetery
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Date of entry in original source: December 10, 1960
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Sherry Lynn Edmonson
January 3, 1961 (Age 44 years)
MarriageRay M. WadsworthView this family
February 8, 1964 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
Michael Dean Terry
May 22, 1967 (Age 50 years)
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Death of a brotherWilliam Jackson “Bill” Hammonds
January 25, 1968 (Age 51 years)
Burial of a brotherWilliam Jackson “Bill” Hammonds
1968 (Age 51 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Nedra Lynn Terry (Dostal)
June 18, 1970 (Age 53 years)
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Death of a husbandHenry Glen Fitzgerald
November 15, 1976 (Age 60 years)
Cause: Complications of a stroke. The stroke left him paralyzed on the left side and he was unable to speak after that. He lived for a couple of years after the stroke.
Note: (Body Donated to University of Texas Medical School)
Death of a daughterVira Lee Fitzgerald (Edmonson)
November 11, 1980 (Age 64 years)
Cause: Chronic Diabetes - Kidney Failure
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Burial of a daughterVira Lee Fitzgerald (Edmonson)
November 13, 1980 (Age 64 years)
Source: S03270
Publication: Research and Entry by Marian Fitzgerald Parent. Contributor of older generation Hammond/s Family by Norma Hammonds. In reference to Van Meter by many sources, namely Henry Howe's Historical Collections of the Great West(Cincinnati:1851)has much to tell us about American frontier life of the late 1700s. Apart from some brief introductory remarks, the article was re-printed by Howe from "Notes on the Settlement and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, from the years 1763 until the year 1783, inclusive; together with a View of the State of Society and manners of the first Settlers of the Western County," by the Rev. Dr. Joseph Doddridge, Wellsburgh, Va., 1824
Text:
Date of Import: May 20, 2001
Death June 23, 1983 (Age 66 years)
Cause of death: Though she had cancer in the roof of her mouth, Mary Ann died of a blocked blood vessel in her stomach.
Burial June 25, 1983 (2 days after death)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: October 24, 1912Bay City, Matagorda, Texas, USA
1 year
elder brother
21 months
elder brother
14 months
herself
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger brother
3 years
younger sister
3 years
younger brother
9 years
younger sister
Family with Henry Glen Fitzgerald - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: March 31, 1934Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
21 months
son
13 months
daughter
22 months
daughter
4 years
daughter
Family with Ray M. Wadsworth - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: February 8, 1964Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
Henry Glen Fitzgerald + Margaret Josephine Unknown - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: December 3, 1954Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
Henry Glen Fitzgerald + Charlene Gathright - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: June 29, 1957Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Henry Glen Fitzgerald + Emma Humphrey Erwin - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: November 20, 1965Houston, Harris, Texas USA
5 years
step-son
Ray M. Wadsworth + Kathleen Jean (Unknown) - View this family
husband
husband’s wife
Marriage: before 1954
step-daughter
step-son

Note
Written by Mary Ann's daughter, Marian Parent. Mary Ann Hammonds graduated from Jeff Davis High School and was an excellent student, making all high grades. Her handwriting was perfect. She met Glen Fitzgerald (9 years her senior) and they married. She was only 17 at the time of the marriage. They moved to Freeport, Texas and bought a small two bedroom one bath frame house. Glen and Mary always enjoyed dancing all kinds of dances. They did square dancing and ball room dancing. They had 3 girls, Glynda, Vira Lee and Marian. When the youngest child turned 7, Glen and Mary separated and finally divorced. Mary went to work for Dow Chemical Company and worked hard to become a chief accounting clerk. While worrying about the health of her children, was attending classes at Alvin Junior College. Mary remained single raising the girls on her own. Struggling with the wellness of her children and her own. She had many health issues but always tried to keep life at home in good running order. She was a very strick mother. She did all that she could to keep her family together and clothed. No matter what, her friends saw Mary as a fun happy person. She belonged on a bowling league with her five friends and dated some. Still, her responsibility was to her children no matter what. Her children saw her in another light. When Marian moved to Houston to attend business, Mary followed her to work for Dow Chemical - Houston in the Payroll Dept. Marian married and Mary then left alone, finally met the man she thought would be her life time partner - Ray Wadsworth. In a manner, he was her life time partner, but was not the person for her. He was a heavy drinker and encouraged Mary to drink along side him. Their marriage crumbled and she later became ill with cancer in the roof of her mouth. However, she died in the Bellaire General Hospital in Bellaire, Texas, following surgery to try to remove a blockage in a blood vessel in her stomach.
Note
Note by Iva Lee Hammonds (Evans) - Mary's Sister Memories of Mary Ann Mary's Child, Glynda Ann Fitzgerald (Cumby) ask me to go back into my archive of memories and tell her and Marian something about their mother. Probably the earlies recollections were of the years when she was in her early teens and I was six years younger...a tag-a-long little sister who wasn't wanted. But, I didn't even care! (This was before we knew that we were supposed to be permanently scarred if we were not wanted!) She had friends she liked to prowl the neighborhood with...I don't really know what theywere looking for...I just knew that whathever it was, I wanted to be in on it and they didn't want me. The bribed me with everything they had...on friend offered a set of dopll dishes that I very much would have liked to have...but, not badly enough to miss out on whatever it was that they were going to do. So, since they could not talk me into staying at home, they stayed about two city blocks ahead of me. I had to really run to keep up. Don't remember anything that happened. . . . wish I had asked after we got grown, what on earth they were hiding. I don't remember a whole lot else from those early years, but I do recall hearing everyone talking about what a tom boy she was. She could do all sorts of acrobatics and since she had 5 brothers and all sorts of uncles and cousins close to her age, she was with them a lot and played their games. At one time, there were many of the cousins living near us, when we lived at 110 Rouse, in the Denver Addition of Houston, texs, Grandma and Grandpa Dorsey lived right next door, and they still had the twins, Glyde and Clarence at home, we well as Ivan and Josh. Nearby about 1/2 block away lived Aunt Carrie and Uncle Am whose youngest boys, John and Big Roy, were still at home. They were all in their teens at this time. Grandma and Mom gave a big Tacky Party one time during these years, and Grandma baked a cake and filled it full of black tacks, just for fun. She actually made it out of cornbread (cheaper) but iced it beautifully, and of course they cut into it only to find it full of tacks. They all came dressed in rags - tacky. That must of been fun..back in the days when teens were content to play games in the yard--fames like Flyin Dutchman, Wolf Over the River, Hide and Seek, Harmless stuff like that. It was a family affair, and all ages came. Mary used to pal around with Pauline and Margaret Wright, who lived a short distance from us. They lived with their grandmother, granny Wright we all called her. She used to spend a lot of time in the kitchen baking delicious cookies and candy. Margaret (we called her Tody) had a crush on Frank. She used to polish my nails for me (when I was about 11) and tell me how my hands looked like Frank's. Pauline Wright later married John Hammonds, and they had two children, a girl named Peggy...I can't recall the boy's name. Pauline's daddy lived with them at Granny's and he got one of his fingers cut off in an accident. They buried the finger in the back yeard and he always told us he could tell when ants got in the area of the yard where his finger was, cause his "nub" would itch. Grouesome, huh?
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