George William HAIRSTON Jr.

HAIRSTON.org ID#2216, b. 3 August 1890, d. 10 March 1976
Father*George William HAIRSTON1,2 b. 5 Oct 1857, d. 2 Dec 1941
Mother*Virginia Antoinette "Nettie" ERVIN b. 23 Jan 1860, d. 4 Aug 1890
Birth*George William HAIRSTON Jr. was born on 3 August 1890 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.1

 
He was the son of George William HAIRSTON and Virginia Antoinette "Nettie" ERVIN.1,2 
Census 1900George William HAIRSTON Jr. appeared on the 1900 census of George William HAIRSTON on 1 June 1900 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.3

Census 1910George William HAIRSTON Jr. appeared on the 1910 census of George William HAIRSTON on 15 April 1910 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.4

Marriage*George William HAIRSTON Jr. married Mary Corine PATTY, daughter of Robert Calhoun PATTY and Rebecca Wright POWELL, on 7 January 1917 in Lowndes County, Mississippi.5,6
Newspaper*"Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hairston, Jr., and Miss Wortley Hairston, of Crawford, were visitors to the city Tuesday."
---- The Columbus Commercial (Columbus, MS) - 21 Jun 1917, Thursday - Page 1. 
Census 1920*George William HAIRSTON Jr. was Head of Household in the 1920 Federal Census on 12 January 1920 in Old Crawford Road, Beat 5, East of Railroad, Noxubee County, Mississippi, (Note: they were living on his farm called the "Irby Place", named after the man the land was purchased from.)7

Newspaper"Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Hairston, Jr., Mrs. Louise May Blair and Miss Wortley Hairston of Crawford spent Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Patty."
---- Macon Beacon (Macon, Miss.) - 17 June 1921 - Page 2. 
Photo George standing next to his father's 1925 Packard sedan. The story is that George Sr. told George Jr. to go to Memphis and buy a large Packard sedan, but George got to Memphis and brought back a new Duesenberg. Upon his return to Crawford, his father told him to take the car back and get a Packard - which he did.

 
Census 1930*He was Head of Household in the 1930 Federal Census on 29 April 1930 in Main Street, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi, Lists: George W. Jr 38, Corine P. 28, Robert E. 8, George W. III 3 8/12 and owns a home valued at $2,500 and has a radio. George purchased this home from Mr. Waller.8

Property*In 1931 there is recorded a deed from J. F. Waller to G.W. Hairston, Jr. for a home on Main Street in Crawford.9 
Elected*Elected Mayor of Crawford, Mississippi about 1930. 
Property1937 - G. W. Hairston deeds to G. W. Hairston, Jr., 258 acres in Noxubee County that was purchased from J. S. Nance in 1910 (Deed Book 100, p. 368), one-half interest in 270 acres in Lowndes County that was purchased from J. S. Nance in 1910 (Deed Book 92, p. 84) and one-half interest in 298 acres in Lowndes County purchased in 1925 from M. L. Dancy (Deed Book 125, p. 401). 
Census 1940*He was Head of Household in the 1940 Federal Census on 3 April 1940 in Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.10

Photo* He loved skeet shooting and was a member of the Magowah Gun Club: left to right - George W. Hairston III, Ed Hardy, Minnie Vaughan, George W. Hairston II and Tom Hardy. Photo dated 28 August 1960.

 
Newspaper*From the Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Mississippi on August 2, 1963: George Hairston of Crawford, Mississippi has the first open bowl of cotton in Lowndes county.
Death Spouse*George's wife, Mary Corine Patty, died October 23, 1968. He missed her dearly, the woman he always called "Babe". In later years he seemed to have trouble hearing female voices, but I remember when Corine called him for supper, he would yell out "Coming Babe".
Death*He died on 10 March 1976 in Lowndes General Hospital, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, at age 85, at 3:30 PM, Dr. Raymon C. Lott
.11,12 
Obituary*Former Mayor of Crawford Dies Here
George W. Hairston, Jr., 85, of Crawford, died Wednesday afternoon in a local hospital. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gunter and Holmes Funeral Home.
A native of Crawford, he was the son of the late George W. and Virginia Ervin Hairston Sr. He was a former Mayor of Crawford and a member of the Crawford Presbyterian Church.
He leaves two sons, George W. Hairston III of Columbus and Robert Ervin Hairston of Miami, Fla; one brother, Brown Hairston, Cocoa Beach, Fla. and one sister, Mrs. B. W. Cotton, Starkville.
---- Commercial Dispatch, Columbus, Mississippi, March 12, 1976.
Burial*He was buried in Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, Mississippi.13,14

 
Probate*His will was filed in Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi and he left his estate, which included his home with about 4 acres in Crawford and the proceeds from the sale of his farm, to his two sons, Robert and George. 

Family

Mary Corine PATTY b. 18 Aug 1901, d. 23 Oct 1968
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Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S3112] Birth Certificate of George William Hairston Jr, Mississppi State Department of Health Vital Records, Jackson, MS - Certificate #3109.
  2. [S253] Bible of Nicholas E. Hairston Family, 1825 (Boston, New York, Philadelphia: American Family Bible Publishing Company, N. E. Hairston, Jr., Mississippi.
  3. [S1900] 1900 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  4. [S1910] 1910 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  5. [S87] Bible - G.W. Hairston III; G.W. Hairston, III.
  6. [S3650] Marriage - George William Hairston & Mary Corine Patty - Marriage License and Affidavit, Lowndes County, Mississippi - Volume 26 1916-1919, Page 87, Family Search Film #007744917, Image 68.
  7. [S1920] 1920 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  8. [S1930] 1930 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  9. [S3072] Lowndes County Deed Records.
  10. [S1940] 1940 Federal Census - National Archives and Records Administration - Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org.
  11. [S103] Newspaper Obituary.
  12. [S3106] Death Certificate of George William Hairston Jr, Mississppi State Department of Health Vital Records, Jackson, MS - Certificate #76-04833.
  13. [S50] Funeral Book George William Hairston, Jr., 1976, Personal Collection - printed book.
  14. [S13] Oaklimb Cemetery, Crawford, Lowndes County, MS.
Last Edited28 Nov 2021