Where can I find stories and photos
of Mary Denman Hankins born 1930 in Tennessee, daughter of Lela
Emaline Cox and Elmer Hoyle Denman?
Published in 2004, Our Hours Upon The
Stage: Volume 1: The Denman Family 1903-1951.
Read more and see photos. And
Volume 2: The Denman and Hankins
Family 1951-1978. Now Volume 3:
The Denman and Hankins Family 1978-1995.
Mary Denman Hankins was born in
Oliver Springs, Roane County, Tennessee, on January 31, 1930. She grew up in
Middle and East Tennessee, and has lived in Greeneville, Tennessee, since her
marriage in 1951 to Charles Hankins, with the exception of eight years, from 1987 to 1995, when
she lived in Cedar Hill, Texas.
Her parents were Lela Emaline Cox and
Elmer Hoyle Denman. Lela Emaline Cox, b. May 1, 1904, died June 12, 1972;
Elmer Hoyle Denman, b. July 21, 1903, died March 27, 1991.
Her maternal grandparents were Mary Isa Cline, born Aug. 3, 1880, died June
22, 1968, and Samuel Marion Cox, born Sept. 23, 1877, Cherokee County,
Georgia, died Dec. 28, 1973. Her paternal grandparents were Judge Harrison
Denman, born September 8, 1858, died Dec. 6, 1939, and Frances (Sissie)
Daniel, born Dec. 29, 1861, died Oct. 2, 1932.
Lee Hankins was born on November 12, 1886, and died on February 5, 1968. He
was one of five children born to Robert Brown Hankins and Mary Ellen Gass. One
of the sons, John Eddie, died of typhoid at the age of seventeen. Another son,
William, died when he was three months old. Charlie’s mother died when he was
still a young boy, and his father then married Susan Fortner.
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