Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Dora Hudson Calcote
1896-1930

Recently, I started working on the Calcote family of Lincoln County, MS. A group of my cousins descend from Willis Richard Calcote born about 1868, and his wife Mary Cook. Willis and his wife had several children including a son, Daniel Calcote, who married Dora Hudson, daughter of Lincoln and Emma Johnson Hudson.

The public library in Brookhaven, MS, has a nice collection of old photographs taken by John H Williams. I like looking through the boxes of photographs and from their Flickr page where the pictures are being scanned.

The copy of the photo was made for Minnie Hudson Calcote. A note was added to the picture from Molly Carruth Mandel who identified the picture as Dora Calcote, via Minnie's daughter Carrie Lee Calcote Magee. Minnie was Dora's sister; Minnie married Richard Calcote, Jr., who was also a son of Willis and Mary.

Daniel and Dora's children were Lucille, Ada, Ernest, Daniel, Jr., and Louis. In Oct 1929, Dora gave birth to a stillborn daughter. Dora died less than a year later, 22 Jul 1930.

Photograph Courtesy of Lincoln-Lawrence-Franklin Regional Library
100 S. Jackson St
Brookhaven, MS 39601

6 comments:

  1. A beautiful photo and a sad story. Looking at the birth certificate it looks like she died during another pregnancy of Eclampsia and only 34 years old. Leaving all those little children.

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    1. Thank you for helping with the cause of death because I had no idea what it was.

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  2. Dora Hudson was my grandmother. Her daughter, Lucille, is my mother. My mother will celebrate her 95th birthday November 23rd.

    I have a copy of the picture of grandmother Dora. Do you have another picture of her? That picture is the only one that I have ever seen of her.

    Are you related to Daniel Calcote (my grandfather)? Are you and I related? Please contact me so that we can "talk", my email address is ellenbeard23@gmail.com. I AM EAGER TO HEAR FROM YOU

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    1. Happy birthday to your mother. She shares her birth month with me. Will contact you through your personal email address.

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    2. Victor B Payton November 22,2013
      Dora Hudson Calcote was my great grandmother and her daughter Lucille Calcote Beard is my grandmother she will be 95 Nov23,2013 this is amazing

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    3. Happy birthday, Mrs Beard. May you have many more.

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