Samuel Ross TATUM Sarah Elizabeth TATUM Sinie E TATUM Zona Leota TATUM Ona M TATUM Ransom R TATUM Johnnie Othell BROWN Living BROWN Mary Ann NELSON Mini tree diagram
Bertha Marie TATUM

Bertha Marie TATUM6,1,5,3,2,7,4,8

18th Feb 19241,3,4 - 21st Mar 19991,5,4

Life History

18th Feb 1924

Born in Pontotoc County, Oklahoma.1,3,4

21st Oct 1946

Married Johnnie Othell BROWN in Crawford County, Arkansas.7

21st Mar 1999

Died in Denison, Grayson, Texas.1,5,4

after 21st Mar 1999

Buried in Fairview Cemetery, Denison, Grayson, Texas.1,2

Other facts


Birth of son Living BROWN


  • "Samuel and Mary also had another daughter named Bertie Marie Tatum (brown).  She is buried in Fairview Cemetery in Denison Texas. She was my grandmother."
    --  Crystal Brown, Message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, through OurFamily Genealogy messaging

    I did not find her listed in the graves list of Fairview Cemtery in Denison, Grayson County, Texas.  Neither Bertie Marie nor her husband Johnnie are listed in the official list of the genealogy society or in another list.

    The Fairview Cemetery is also called Maple Grove.  Fairview Cemetery
    aka- Maple Grove Cemetery Denison, Texas

    1930 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, [no date], Allen Township, District 9, page 2B, Hse #36, Fam #39
    Tatum, Sam R Head Rents M W 50 Married at 19 GA AL GA Farmer
    Tatum, May [sic] A Wife F W 47 First married at 17 AR MS AR
    Tatum, Birdie M Dau F W 6 Single AR GA AR

    In the 1940 census, the enumerator gives Marie the middle initial of A, maybe by analogy to her mother's entry as Mary A.

    1940 Federal Census, Pontotoc County, Oklahoma, 12 April, Allen Township, District 2-11, page 4B, Hse #68, Rents, $0
    Tatum, S R Head M W 61 Grade 5 b Georgia, same place in 1935 Farmer
    Tatum, Mary A Wife F W 58 Grade 5 b Arkansas, same place in 1935
    Tatum, Marie A Dau F W 16 Single Grade 8 b Oklahoma, same place in 1935

    Going by the name Marie, Bertie and her fiance Johnnie O Brown went over the border east into Arkansas to get married in 1946.

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Marie Tatum
    Age: 22, Birth Year: abt 1924
    Residence: Allen, Pontotoc, Oklahoma
    Spouse's Name: Johnnie O Brown
    Spouse's Age: 21, Spouse's Residence: Allen, Pontotoc, Oklahoma
    Marriage 21 Oct 1946 Crawford County
    Marriage License Date: 21 Oct 1946

    "Everyone knew my grandmother as Marie but her name was Bertie but she didn't want anyone to know this."
    --  Crystal Brown, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 16 April 2012

    Social Security Death Index
    Bertie M. Brown
    Born 18 Feb 1924
    Died 21 Mar 1999
    SSN 444-26-4836 issued Oklahoma (Before 1951)

    The Texas Death Index record confirms, as we would expect, that Bertie's actual name is Bertha.

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Bertha Marie Brown
    Death 21 Mar 1999 Grayson County

    Gravestone of Johnnie O and Bertie Marie (Tatum) Brown, Fairview (Maple Grove) Cemetery, Denison, Grayson, Texas
    Bertie Marie  Feb 18, 1924  Mar 21, 1999
    [Married] Oct 21, 1946
    Johnnie O  Oct 15, 1925  Mar 23, 2010


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