Mary Lee Arrick

Last updated Dec 17, 2007

Mary Lee Arrick (1893-1959)

Father: John Riley Arrick
Mother: Minerva Viola Harrison
Born: 13 Jan 1893 in Crandall, Kaufman Co, TX, Delayed Birth Record
Married (1): James Granville Nall Sr., Father: Thomas J, GFather: James Granville Nall
    Inez (Mattie), B 21 Apr 1913, Married James Melvin Scott, D 18 Jan 2000, Hamlin TX grave
    James G Jr, B 22 Jul 1915, D 11 Sep 1973, Hamlin TX grave
    Frances, B 1925, Married Fox.
    Florence Ada, B 1927, Married Brown, D 8 Mar 1999
Career: Cook
Married (2): Bamburg
Died: 4 Sep 1959 in Lubbock, Lubbock Co. TX, Death Record
Buried: Resthaven Memorial Park Thanks to Joe Hart
Obit: Yes, See the bottom of this page. Thanks to Joe Hart
Pictures: Picture #1, Picture #2 Thanks to Wanda and Diana.

Nall Genealogy

For more information on the Nall family, visit the awesome Nall Family Website.

There are 3 James Granville Nalls
#1 James Granville Nall, 5 Apr 1856 - 28 Mar 1915 Grave at IOOF Cemetery, Collin Co TX (Wife Elizabeth Butterworth)
#2 James Granville Nall Sr, 1892-?, Unknown grave location (Wife Mary Lee Arrick) made fried pies in Abilene
#3 James Granville Nall Jr, 22 Jul 1915 - 11 Sep 1973 Grave Picture, Hamlin, TX (Wife Mildred Marie Robinson)

There is a generation between JG Nall #1 and #2.
James Granville Nall (#1) is father of Thomas Jefferson Nall.
Thomas Jefferson Nall is father of James Granville Nall Sr (#2).
James Granville Nall Sr (#2) is father of James Granville Nall Jr (#3).



What is the marriage date to JG Nall?

Is there a marriage certificate?

When was Mary married to Bamburg and who was he?

Are there any pictures of Mary Lee and JG together?

Where is JG Nall Sr buried?

Florence Ada Nall's birth certificate says that Mary and JG have 6 living kids (including Florence). We only know of 4.

If you have the answer, please email me.


Birth: Jan 13, 1893 in Crandall, Kaufman Co, TX.

Mary Lee is shown to have a second middle name of Arela - Mary Lee Arela Arrick on this Birth Certificate that was created May 31, 1958 in order to apply for social security benefits. Arela appears to be an error.

The certificate is signed by Sallie Breshers as Aunt.



Here is John Riley Arrick's family in Kaufman Co, TX, Precinct 2, Forney, June 15, 1900
Census page at bottom, Census page at top showing Claude.

Arrick, Johny, Head, b Mar 1863 in TN, 37, married 16 years, Farmer, can read/write, renting
Minerva, Wife, b June 1867 in TN, 32, married for 16 years, 4 children, 3? living
Leonard, Son, b Sept 1888 in TX, 11, at school
Mary, Daughter, b Nov 1889 in TX, 10, at school
Claude, Son, b. Aug 1898 in TX, father and mother born in TN



Here is Minerva and her new husband James R. Alphin in Dallas with the kids. Census page
They are mistakenly written and transcribed as Alfin.

Alfin, James R, Head, 51, b in AR
Minerva B, Wife, 43, b in TN - Middle initial should be V=Viola
Leonard L, Son, 19, b in TX
Mary R, Daughter, 17, b in TX - Mary Lee?
Claude H, Son, 11, b in TX
Nannie E, Daughter, 7, b in TX - Ethel Pauline?


Marriage to James Granville Nall

This marriage occured approximately 1911.

This is James Granville Nall's family in the 1910 census in Dallas.

Thomas J Nall, 39 - middle name is Jefferson
Annie W Nall, 37 - maden name is Annie Lou Wade
Granubill J Nall, 18 <-- James Granville
Hugh W Nall, 16
John H Nall, 10
Lizzie M Nall, 7
Enna R Nall, 4
Florene I Nall, 7/12

Thomas' father is James G "Tip" Nall, born 5 Apr 1845 GA.
Thomas' mother Elizabeth A Butterworth, born 11 Feb 1846 in GA.



Here is the Nall family in Fisher County TX (NW of Abilene) Pct 2, dist 72 - Census page

Nall, J. G., 28, Farmer, born in AL
Mary, 24
Ines, 7
J.G. Jr, 4

James Granville's parents are also in Fisher Co, just 2 census pages away:

T J Nall, 50
Annie Nall, 47
Howard Nall, 20
May Nall, 18
Ray Nall, 14
Florence Nall, 11
Tom Nall, 8



Here is the Nall family in Littlefield, Lamb County TX, near Lubbock - Census page

Nall, James G, 35, 18 at first marriage, cook at cafe.
Mary, 30, 17 at first marriage
Inez, 17
James G Jr, 13
Frances, 5
Florrence, 3+
All kids born in TX.

Here is Florence Ada Nall's birth record - Feb 02, 1927, Taylor Co. Mother Mary Lee Arrick


Death Sept 4, 1959 in Lubbock TX

Mary Lee's death certificate

Mary Lee died in Lubbock TX Sept 4, 1959 at the Methodist Hospital.
She had battled cancer since March of 1958 and ultimately died of heart and respiratory failure.

In 1958 she requested social security benefits and had the birth certificate created. At the time of her death, Mary was using the last name Bamburg. She is shown as Divorced.

Retired as a cook in a restaurant.

Mary is buried at Resthaven Memorial Park in Lubbock, but is not shown in the unfinished index.
Joe Hart graciously took a picture of her grave for us.

The information for the death certificate is comes from Mrs. Dale Whitaker (Wanda), Inez's daughter.



Inez, Mary Lee's daughter, married James Melvin (Pete) Scott.
They had 4 kids, all in Jones County, TX
    Wanda Evelyn Scott, B 24 Aug 1931, married Dale Melvin Whitaker, 7 children.
        Larry Dale Whitaker - 1 Daughter - 2 Granddaughter's - 1 Grandson - 1 Great Grandson
        Danny Ray Whitaker - 1 Daughter - 1 Son
        Billy Joe Whitaker - 1 Son
        Ricky Lee Whitaker - 2 Son's
        Vicki Lou Whitaker - 2 Daughters - 2 Granddaughters
        Lonnie Wayne Whitaker - No Children
        Jamey Don Whitaker - 4 Son's and 3 Daughters
    Melvin Wayne Scott, B 8 Jan 1934, married Bobbie Mae Stroud, no children
    Mary Lou Scott, B 30 Mar 1936, married Nelson, D 6 Aug 2006, no children, Unmarked Hamlin TX grave
    Edwin Ray Scott, B 28 Oct 1938, unmarried

Florence Ada, Mary Lee's daughter, married Brown, died 8 Mar 1999 in Lynn TX.

Many pictures provided Patricia and Elaine Nall

Picture of J.G. Nall
Elizabeth Butterworth Nall and James G Nall
Vergie Phillips, Wm Clem Nall (Son of JG), Ninnie Phillips Nall, Felix Phillips
Inez and J.G. Nall Jr.
James G. Nall Grave (1845-1915)
J.G. Nall Jr Grave in Hamlin, TX
Inez and Pete's grave

Email from Katherine Short:

In one of the obits, copied below, of Mary Lee Bamberg one of her daughters is Mrs. Leslie Fox.  
That could only be Frances who turned out to be Frances Gertrude Nall.  
I followed the leads and found her birth record, SSDI, and her son in the Texas Birth Records.  
This gave me her husband's full name.

With help from the US Public Records Index I located her son in the same place Frances died.  
His birth record was for Jamy Leslie Fox, but he now went by James L.  
The record in the US Public Index had his full dob which matched the birth record, so I 
was sure I had the same man.  I married him to the woman who was in his residence though 
that may be incorrect.

Below is a descendancy chart for Frances Gertrude (Nall) Fox spouse of Leslie Boyd Fox.

By the way I think Mrs. F. R. Brown is Fred Rufus Brown. They can be found in the Texas 
Death Records at  Both Francis (Nall) Brown and Fred Rufus Brown died in 
Lubbock County.  Of course, I could be wrong about F. R. being Fred Rufus Brown, 
but it seems to fit.

    Name: Fred Rufus Brown 
    Death Date: 6 Dec 1963 
    Death County: Lubbock  
    Certificate: 78997

    Name: Florence Ada Brown 
    Death Date: 8 Mar 1999 
    Death County: Lubbock 

    Name: Florence Brown 
    Last Residence: Wilson, Lynn, Texas, 79381 
    Born: 2 Feb 1927 
    Died: 8 Mar 1999 
    State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (1966)

I believe this is what happened to Frances.

Descendancy Narrative of Frances Gertrude Nall

Frances Gertrude1 Nall
Born on 8 Feb 1925 Hale County, Texas
Name: Frances Gertrude Noell
Birth County: Hale 
Certificate Number: 11217 
Roll Number: 1925_0013)., 
Source: Texas Birth Index

Frances appeared on the census of 1 Apr 1930 Littlefield, Lamb County, 
Texas in her father's household at age five. 
Her Social Security Number was issued before 1951 in Texas. 
Frances married Leslie Boyd Fox: before 16 Jul 1954 the date of her 
son's birth probably in Texas.
Frances died on 19 May 2002 Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, at age 77

Name: Frances Fox
Last Residence: Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74135
Born: 8 Feb 1925
Last Benefit: Lubbock, Lubbock, Texas, 79413
Died: 19 May 2002
State (Year) SSN issued: Texas (Before 1951)).

A. Jamy Leslie Fox, also known as James L.  
He was born on 16 Jul 1954 Lubbock County, Texas

Name: Jamy Leslie Fox
Date of Birth: 16 Jul 1954
Gender: Male 
Birth County: Lubbock 
Father's name: Leslie Boyd Fox
Mother's name: Frances Gertrude Nall
Roll Number: 1954_0005). 

He married Connie B (--?--): probably circa 1978. 
He and Connie B (--?--): live at 2006 4245 South Darlington Ave, Tulsa, 
Tulsa County, Oklahoma, 74135, Ph 918-664-7894.
Source: US Public Record Index



Mary Lee Bamberg
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Friday Evening, September 4, 1959, p. A-9
Mrs. Bamberg Dies Here Today.
Mrs. Mary L. Bamberg, 67, of 218 N. Ave U, died about 11:15 am today in Methodist Hospital. Funeral arrangements were pending with Rix Funeral Home.

Mary Lee Bamberg
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Saturday Morning, September 5, 1959, p. A-7
Mrs. Bamberg's Services Slated. Funeral services will be conducted at 4 pm Sunday, in Rix Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lee Bamberg, about 67, of 218 Ave U, who died about 11:15 am Friday in Methodist Hospital. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Mrs. Bamberg had been a Lubbock Resident since 1935, moving here from Littlefield. Survivors include a son, J. G. Nall; three daughters, Mrs. F. R. Brown, 218 Ave U, Mrs. Leslie Fox, 710 Ursuline St., Mrs Melvin Scott of Anton; a brother, Claude Arrick, Big Spring; a sister, Mrs.Ethel Smith, Baton Rouge, LA; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Mary Lee Bamberg
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Sunday Morning, September 6, 1959, p. A-6
Mrs. Mary Bamberg Rites Slated Today. Funeral Services will be conducted at 4 pm today in Rix Chapel for Mrs. Mary Lee Bamberg, about 67, of 218 Ave U, who died Friday morning. Mrs Bamberg had lived in Lubbock since 1935, moving here from Littlefield. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Many thanks to Joe H for these.

Hamlin TX is in Fisher County, Northwest of Abilene.

Hamlin Memorial Cemetery - Entrance Picture
32.8984N, -100.0933W
From Anson, Texas at the intersection of US Highway 83-277 and 180. Go north 2.0 where US Highways 83-277 forks. Take US Highway 83 to the left (Northwest) for 16.0 miles to Hamlin, Texas. At the intersection of US Highway 83 and State Highway 92 turn right (East) and go 2.4 miles to the intersection with CR 111. Turn left (North) on CR 111 and go 100 yards to the cemetery on the left (West) side of the road.

Inez (Mattie) Scott
Hamlin, TX. Mattie Inez Scott, 86, of Odessa, a homemaker, died Jan. 18, 2000, at Medical Center Hospital. Services were held Thursday at Central Baptist Church with the Revs. James Brigham and Travis Crutchfield officiating. Burial was in Hamlin Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements were by Foster-Adams Funeral Home. She was born in Taylor County and moved to Odessa in 1999 from Hamlin. She was Baptist. Survivors: Daughters, Wanda Whitaker and Mary Lou Nelson, both of Odessa; sons, Wayne Scott and Edwin Scott, both of Hamlin; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mary Lou Nelson
Hamlin, TX. Mary Lou Nelson, a retired apartment manager, 70, of Odessa, died Sunday, Aug. 6, 2006, in Odessa. Services will be at 2 p.m. today at Adams Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. James Brigham officiating. Burial will be in at Hamlin Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements are by Adams Funeral Home of Hamlin. She was born in Hamlin and was Baptist. Survivors: Brothers, Wayne Scott of Lake Brownwood and Edwin Scott of Hamlin; and sister, Wanda Whitaker of Odessa.



In 1995, Darin Arrick talked with James Melvin (Pete) Scott, and my father, Leonard William Arrick wrote this Letter about it.


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