Sunday, July 25, 2010

Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda

Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda (Anders line) was born outside of Riverside in Walker County, Texas on 25 Jul 1903 to Frank Pegoda and Lula Mae Burnett (likely at the house her grandmother Loretta Josephine Jones) [1, 2, 6, 7, 8]. She married Roy Jacob Anders, Sr. (son of Robert Lee Anders and James Adda Anders) on 31 Dec 1923 in Walker County, Texas [1, 4, 5]. Roy and Georgia are my great-grandparents.

Signature of Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda [15]
Georgia graduated from Sam Houston State Teachers College on 22 Aug 1925 [9], presumably with a teaching certificate as she worked for a time as a teacher at the Moore's Grove School (a school that was formed by the merger of schools for the East Sandy and Moore's Grove communities about 1913) [10].

Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda
Georgia signed a will on 19 May 1953 in Walker County, Texas, USA [11]. The will clearly identifies her husband and children. To my knowledge the will was never probated.

Signature of Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda [16]
Georgia herself received an inheritance from her parent's estate on 22 Jun 1970 [12]. Her siblings "sell" 29.66 acres of the Pegoda homestead to Georgia as part of the estate settlement. Most of this land was bequeathed to her children Roy, Jr. and Joyce with Adda Wanda receiving other parts of her estate [13, 14].

Georgia was the most seriously hurt in the Baldwin car accident on 07 Sep 1958 in Jasper, Jasper, Texas. Georgia's severe head injury is thought to have shortened her life some, although her primary cause of death was a stroke on 19 Aug 1970 at Methodist Hospital in Houston, Harris, Texas [2, 3, 6]. She was buried next to her husband in the Adickes Addition of Oakwood Cemetery, Huntsville, Walker, Texas on 21 Aug 1970 [2, 3, 6].

References
[1] Anders Family Bible. Owned by Roy Jacob Anders, Sr. and Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda. "Family Register" page.
[2] Walker County, Texas Cemeteries, Volume 3, Walker County Genealogy Society, Huntsville, TX, 2007. Page 78, Adickes Addition to Oakwood Cemetery.
[3] Anders Family Bible. Owned by Roy Jacob Anders, Sr. and Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda. "Deaths" page.
[4] Marriage Records of Walker County, Texas. Volume N, Page 446.
[5] Pegoda Family Bible, (publication information could not be located in the Bible). "Marriages" page.
[6] Death Records of Harris County, Texas. Death certificate for Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda.
[7] Pegoda Family Bible, (publication information could not be located in the Bible). "Births" page (children).
[8] Minutes of the Probate Court of Walker County, Texas. Book 15, Pages 567, 568, 569, 570, and 571.
[10] Crews, D'Anne McAdams, Huntsville and Walker County, Texas: A Bicentennial History, SHSU Press, 1976. Page 464.
[11] Thompson family records and documents. Last Will and Testament of Georgia Effie Florene Pegoda. Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
[12] Walker County, Texas Deed Records. Book 228, Pages 387, 388, and 389.
[13] Walker County, Texas Deed Records. Book 233, Pages 579 and 580.
[14] Walker County, Texas Deed Records. Book 235, Pages 626 and 627.
[15] Birth Records of Walker County, Texas. Affidavit to birth facts for Adda Wanda Anders.
[16] Walker County, Texas Deed Records. Book 228, Pages 395, 396, and 397.


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