Rebecca Wright POWELL ID#12, b. 30 October 1881, d. 4 December 1950
Father*Hunter Judge POWELL b. Apr 1848
Mother*Mary Ella WRIGHT b. a 1854
Birth*Rebecca Wright POWELL was born on 30 October 1881 in Rolling Fork, Sharkey, Mississippi.1,2,3 
She was the daughter of Hunter Judge POWELL and Mary Ella WRIGHT
Marriage*Rebecca Wright POWELL married Robert Calhoun PATTY, son of Thomas Triplett PATTY and Mary Frances "Mollie" FOOTE, on 8 August 1900 in Greenville, Washington, Mississippi.4,5
Newspaper*"MARRIED AT GREENVILLE --- Popular and Highly Connected Mississippi Couple Steal a March ----Greenville, Miss., Aug. 8 -- (Special)---Miss Ree Powell of Rolling Fork and R. C. Patty of Dudley were married here today at noon, the Rev. E. S. Archey performing the ceremony. The couple met here by mutual agreement. The bride came up from Vicksburg, where she has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Sims, She was accompanied by her sister and brother-in-law. The match can not be called a runaway, as there was no objection to the union, but at the same time the young couple took their friends by suprise. Both the bride and the groom are very popular and stand high in social circles." (newspaper copy, newspaper unknown, but probably a Macon newspaper). 
Census 1910Rebecca Wright POWELL appeared on the 1910 census of Robert Calhoun PATTY on 21 April 1910 in Washington Street, Macon, Noxubee, Mississippi; Head Robert C Patty 27, wife Rebecca P Patty, daughter Mary C Patty 8, son Robert P Patty 6, brother Thomas I Patty 29, sister Katherine L Patty 25, brother William L Patty 22, brother Henry M Patty 20, sister Mary F Patty 15.6

Census 1920Rebecca Wright POWELL appeared on the 1920 census of Robert Calhoun PATTY on 1 January 1920 in Macon, Noxubee, Mississippi.7

Census 1930Rebecca Wright POWELL appeared on the 1930 census of Robert Calhoun PATTY on 2 April 1930 in Macon, Noxubee, Mississippi; Robert C. 47, Rebecca P. 48, his brother William L. 42.8

Occupation*Rebecca Wright POWELL was a sales lady for retail dry goods store in 1940.9 
Census 1940She appeared on the 1940 census of Robert Calhoun PATTY on 13 April 1940 in Macon, Noxubee, Mississippi; Robert C Patty 57, wife Rebeccca Patty 58, brother William Long Patty 52, sister Mary (Patty) Combs 45 in a home on Washington Street.9

Death*Rebecca Wright POWELL died on 4 December 1950 in Columbus Hospital, Columbus, Lowndes, Mississippi, at age 69. Death certificate issued 23 December 1950 attached.1,2,4,3
Burial*She was buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Noxubee, Mississippi.1 
Obituary*Last Rites Tuesday for Mrs. R. C. Patty (Macon Beacon, Macon, Mississippi, December 1950)

Funeral rites for Mrs. Robert C. Patty, who succumbed at the Columbus Hospital December 4 were held Tuesday afternoon, December 5, at 2:30 from the Macon Methodist church. The pastor, the Rev. J. Noel Hinson, officiated, assisted by the Rev. N. H. Giesler. Burial was made in the Odd Fellows cemetery with Daniel’s Funeral Home in charge.
The deceased, born Miss Rebecca Powell in Rolling Fork, Miss. October 30, 1881, was married to Robert C. Patty on August 8, 1900; moving soon after to Macon to make her home. She was preceded in death by Mr. Patty three years ago. A Methodist from birth she was true to the tenets of her faith, an asset to her community, and a kind and true friend to all who knew her. Her kindness and willingness to help during times of trouble endeared her to all. Miss Rhee, as she was fondly known, was associated with A. Klaus & Co., for twenty years, and her death leaves a vacancy that will long be remembered.
She leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Hairston, Jr., of Crawford and a son, Powell (Doc) Patty of the Athletic Department of Mississippi State. Other survivors include a cousin, Gov. Fielding L. Wright.
Mesdames George Demarest, Julius Klaus, Jr., A. G. Murphey, Lucille Hibbler, Shelley Phillips, C. D. Featherston, Howard Cole, Riley Livingston, Maude Hale and Joe Bell served on the flower committee.
Honorary pallbearers were G. E. Fraley, C. W. Salter, Julian Boggess, Ed M. Murphey, Sr., Ance Van Zandt, Brooke Ferris, Sr., C. D. Featherston, Sr., Harris Gilmore, Paul Graham, Tom Tyson, Jim Bush, Paul Silvey, W. E. Lucas, Kye Bethany, and R. N. Henley.
Active pallbearers were Julian Klaus, Clyde Hughes, Howard Cole, George Demarest, Paul Fulton, Jack Hammack, Ralph Misso, and Henry Graham.

Patty Services Held in Macon ( The Lexington Advertiser, Lexington, Mississippi, 14 December 1950, Page 7)

Services for Mrs. Robert C. Patty of Macon, who died in Columbus Hospital at noon yesterday, were held this afternoon at 2:30 at the Macon Methodist Church.
Mrs. Patty leaves a daughter, Mrs. George Hairston, Jr., of Crawford, and a son, ‘Doc’ Patty of the athletic department at Mississippi State. She also leaves many other relatives in Columbus and Lowndes County. Among Colombians attending the services were Mrs. Herbert Ellis, Mrs. S. L. Hollingsworth, Ben Bachus and Miss Nellie Kiern.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Keirn attended the funeral of the latter's sister-in-law, Mrs. R. C. Patty in Macon last weeks. Mrs. Keirn had been at her bedside for several days."10


Robert Calhoun PATTY b. 20 Jan 1883, d. 6 Apr 1947

Sources (

  1. [S39] Odd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi.
  2. [S73] Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) - This information has been claimed, but I have no idea if it is accurate.
  3. [S51] Death Certificate.
  4. [S75] Bible - Patty Family Bible copied in 1947, Personal Collection - printed book.
  5. [S3649] Marriage - Robert Calhoun Patty & Rebecca Wright Powell - Marriage Record, Washington County, Mississippi. Vol. A, #2 1896-1906, Page 124. Family Search Film #007723827, Image 242.
  6. [S3634] "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 15 November 2021), Robert C Patty, Macon Ward 2, Noxubee, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 87, sheet 6B, family 125, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 754; FHL microfilm 1,374,767.
  7. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  8. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  9. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - and
  10. [S257] Obituary attached to this record.
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