Alonzo "Lonzo" GULLEDGE[1, 2]

Male 1906 - 2004  (97 years)


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  • Name Alonzo "Lonzo" GULLEDGE  [3
    Nickname Lonzo 
    Born 22 Nov 1906  Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Fact 1 private 
    Fact 1 
    Name Lonzo 
    Died Apr 2004 
    Buried Malden, Dunklin County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12090  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Elijah R. "Lidge" GULLEDGE,   b. 29 Mar 1862, Parsons Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1918  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Martha Jane DOWDY,   b. 14 Feb 1871,   d. WFT Est 1917-1966  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 28 Oct 1887  [3
    Family ID F6107  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Daisey ROBERTS,   b. 1912,   d. 2000, Sebastopol, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Marriage Fact private 
    Private-Begin private 
    Children 
     1. Sanford Elijah "Ikey" GULLEDGE,   d. 1948, Saipan, Near Korea Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Edra Maxine GULLEDGE,   b. 2 Dec 1927,   d. Apr 2003  (Age 75 years)
     3. Gereline Zetta GULLEDGE,   b. Mar 1934,   d. May 2000  (Age ~ 66 years)
     4. GULLEDGE,   b. Sebastopol, California Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6104  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • per Sheree Silva [sheree_sg@sbcglobal.net] all living descendants were removed from ged.
      AND:
      For further information please contact:
      janbell@sbcglobal.net - Jan also has family photos of Alonzo, and his parents Elijah and Martha.

      Jan Bell (Gulledge) who provided the following:
      "I remember so clearly Grandpa (Alonzo) telling us kids, his
      first/oldest memory:

      Grandpa's father (Elijah) died when he was 2 or 3 years old, and he was buried in
      the family plot with a wooden marker. After the burial, the Gulledge
      family saved money for years, /for one purpose/; to buy an engraved
      tombstone to place on his grave, one befitting a church 'Elder'. The
      price of the Tombstone was so exorbitant that it took almost 4-5 years
      of savings to purchase the marker.

      Grandpa Alonzo was about 7 years old when he begged, pleaded and was
      finally allowed to accompany his two oldest brothers in the buckboard to
      St. Louis. They were sent to pick up the mail ordered tombstone for
      their father. The trip was long, scary, and so impressed - the
      youngsters who had never left the 'backyard' before, but were
      honor-bound to 'fetch' their Dad's grave marker. It left such an
      indelible impression on my Grandfather, that at 90 years old, he still
      spoke of the trip he took with his older brothers.

      My Grandfather, Alonzo Gulledge would be so thrilled to see this
      information in print. Grampa always emphasized the family lineage to us
      grandkids when I was growing up. He was concerned that the 'family
      roots' would someday be lost to the following generations.....he was
      very proud of his 'roots' and was afraid that all that information would
      be lost.....he was quite a man......

      He raised his own 4 children, 8 of his grandchildren, and 2 of his great
      grandchildren.......at the age of 79 he announced he was leaving
      California (where he had resided since the 30's), was going back to
      Poplar Bluff, Missouri, where he was born, and wanted to be
      buried......He asked my grandmother, Daisy Gulledge to please come back
      with him, where they could spend their twilight years where they both
      grew up....she refused to leave the 'kids' and family here in
      California........so grandpa left here alone to make a life for himself
      in Missouri where his brothers and sisters still lived.

      For years he spoke many times a day on the phone to all of the 'kids'
      and Grandma......Grandma and Grandpa stayed as close as could be, were
      constantly on the phone, but were separated by a half of the
      country......Grandpa became very prosperous in Poplar Bluff, and all of
      the kids and grandkids repeatedly visited him through-out the years. He
      died 4 years ago on Easter morning-in his sleep......he loved life,
      children, dancing, and people in general......

      As his oldest granddaughter, (one he & grandma raised), I miss him from
      my very soul.....I remember sitting on his mule while he plowed the
      garden in Sebastopol, of him dressing up and taking me to my school
      functions, and trying to teach me the 'Irish Jig' he learned from his
      mother....."

      Thankyou Jan for sharing your great memories...

  • Sources 
    1. [S862] Jerri Strombeck.

    2. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.

    3. [S225] v23t1278.ftw.