Apparently I have the matriarchs on my mind right now. I know historically the men have been the bread winners. For the most part, family the women kept the home and the family together. It was no different for Georgia. I do love her name, Georgia Kate.
Back in 2014, I wrote about my great-grandmother Georgia Kate Holt Sublette. We discussed her obituary that I had found. Since then, I have found her death certificate.
Death records can be very enlightening as they tell us the cause of death as determined by a physician or a judge. It also gives information on additional family members that we might have not any prior.
Georgia died on June 3, 1950, of a heart condition, myocardosis. The death certificate indicates it was sudden. The informant for the family information is listed as Mrs. Harry Foster, we know her better as Claudia Sublette, Georgia’s eldest child. Georgia was 63 years old. The death certificate also states Circulatory failure and myocardial degeneration as antecedent causes.
In the 1910 census, we see Georgia is living with her husband and three children, Claudia, Annie, and Lacy. It also shows that her husband, John Thomas was a farmer.
In the 1920 Census, we see that Georgia and her husband are living with their four children (Mary E, age 2; we know her as Mae) and John Thomas’s father resided with them.
In the 1930 Census, it shows the John Thomas and Georgia own the property in which they lived. Mae and Clarice are still in the home. Georgia’s mother, Sue Etta Wood Holt, has come to live with them. Additionally, a boarder is also residing there, Ralph Dudley. He is probably there to help work the land.
By following the census, 1940, in addition to Georgia’s mother, there is a nephew living in the home. Fred Sublett, 34 years old, he is the nephew of John Thomas. He is living in the home as a Farm Laborer. We can presume that Fred was working the land as John Thomas was a Maintenance Patrolman for the State Highway system. We also learn that the value of the home is $1500. I wonder why Lacy didn’t stay home to work the land.
Georgia was born to Gilbert Walker Holt and Sue Etta Wood on 26 March 1883 in Naruna, Virginia. She was the oldest of nine children. In the 1910 census, Georgia and John Thomas Sublette are listed as married. It seems like the approximation of their wedding date is 1901.
I do not have much more information than this. So until later, I will be exploring backwards.