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Lyda M (Brown) Pierce 1900 MS – 1979 MS

Lyda M (Brown) Pierce 1900 MS – 1979 MS

Lyda Mearl (Brown) Pierce was born 24 December 1900 in Pike, daughter of Jasper Pascal Brown and Rose Ella (Brumfield) Brown, was born 24 December 1900. She grew up in Pike County, Mississippi.

Lyda married Arlie Pierce, son of Ed Wesley Pierce and Alice Lenoir (Brock) Pierce. They were the parents of six children: Iris Elizabeth (Pierce) Brock, Wesley (Pierce) Leissinger, Malcolm Brown Pierce, Eddie Jasper Pierce, Betty Jane Pierce and Curtis Pierce. They lived in Walthall County.

The couple usually had a house full of people. In 1920 Arlie’s sister, Wilda, who was eight years old, lived with Arlie and Lyda on their farm.[i]In 1930 Arlie’s mother, Alice, lived with them and their children.[ii]In 1940 Arlie and Lyda had four children at home: Wesley, 17; Malcolm, 12; E. J., 8 and Betty Jane 2 years old.[iii]In 1943 all four children were attending school.

[i]1920 US Census, MS, Walthall; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed 2017) Arlie Pierce.

[ii]1930 US Census, MS, Walthall; digital image, Ancestry (ancestry.com: accessed 2017) Arleigh Pierce.

[iii]1940 US Census, MS, Walthall, Beat 1;Ancestry(ancestry.com: accessed 2016) A W Pierce.

1 Lyda Mearl Brown b: 24 Dec 1900 Pike, MS, d: 6 Dec  1979 MS
…… + Arlie Pierce b: 27 Jan 1898 Walthall, MS, d: 1993
…………2 Iris Elizabeth Pierce b: 2 March 1920 Walthall, MS
………… + Sammuel Ruffus Brock b: 14 Oct 1914 Dillion, MS, m: 6 May 1939  McComb, Pike, MS, d: 05 Dec 1989 Dillion, MS
………………3 Jerry Michael Brock
……………… + Dovie Virginia Rigney
……………………4 Michael Brock b: MS
……………………4 Kathy Brock
………………3 Janice Brock
……………… + William Robert Mott
…………2 Wesley Pierce b: 2 Jan 1923 Walthall, MS
………… + Henry Leissinger b: 18 May 1918 New Orleans, LA, m: 6 Apri 1946
………………3 Henry Lee Leissinger
……………… + Marion
……………………4 Duane Paul Leissinger b: 30 June 1967
……………… + Marilyn Flacne
……………………4 Jo Lynn Leissinger
……………………4 Mary Katherine Leissinger
………………3 Cindy Anne Leissinger
…………2 Malcolm Brown Pierce b: 17 June 1929 Walthall, MS
………… + Blanche Ritchie
………………3 Malcolm Pierce Jr.
………………3 Angela Pierce
…………2 Eddie Jasper Pierce b: 25 April 1931 Walthall, MS
………… + Dorothy Holmes
………………3 Dorothy Jasmine Pierce
……………………4 Brian Pierce
………………3 Barry Clifford Pierce
……………………4 Pamela Pierce
……………………4 Tracey Pierce
………………3 Richard Eddy Pierce
…………2 Betty Jane Pierce b: 17 July 1937
…………2 Curtis Pierce

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