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Note: L just across the county line into Marion Co. He also attended the third grade in Dora. In 1920 he lived with his family on Smithville Road in Lamar Co. In 1922 (at the age of 12) he worked in a Saw Mill in MS with his Uncle Ed and Uncle Guy Weeks. In 1923, while living with his Aunt Sweetie (Mattie Marie Bussey Hollis) in Dora, he farmed and worked at various small coal mines. Some of these coal mines were Hull, Somerset, and Kershaw Holler, which were owned by Pratt Fuel Company. These were small operations which in some places the miner had only crawl space to work. Whhile in Dora he worked one week as a rod man for a surveyor. He was paid $4 by check which bounced. In 1924 he worked for Arnold's Saw Mill (E.D. Arnold) at Shady Grove. He followed the Saw Mill when it moved to Cullman Co. in 1924 to the Bug Tussle area. While working at this Saw Mill he lived in a tent with Monroe Tindle (who was in his 30's), and Hasting Poore and Elton Spruiel, who were 15 or 16 years old. It was about this time that he bought his Mother a Victrola, which now belongs to me. Some of his friends were Elmer and Eldridge Heatherly, brothers to his future wife, Lillie Myrtle Heatherly. He married Lillie Heatherly on a Saturday evening after dark on November 30, 1930 by Minister Ben Powell at his home. Reverend Powell's house was located between Bug Tussle and the city of Cullman. They drove Elton Spruiel's car which was borrowed from Mrs. Arnold, wife of the owner of the Saw Mill where they worked. They spent the first night at Wesley South's house in Bug Tussle. They then stayed at Ervin Young's house for about two weeks. They rented a house behind the current location of the Bug Tussle Steak House from Al Freeman, who was Lillie's first cousin. Al Freeman was the son of George Freeman who was Lillie's uncle on her Mother's side of the family. The rent was $2 per month. Later in 1930 he bought a brand new 1930 Chevrolet Touring Two Seater from Maddox Motors in Sulligent AL. The price was less than $600. Around 1932 he moved to Shady Grove. They bought a 1928 Chevrolet Two Door Two Seater with a rumble seat from Al Dement Chevrolet in North Birmingham. The purchase price was $80. A down payment was made of $20 with monthly payments of $10. This car was traded later to Ponder Motors (George Ponder) in Cullman for another 1928 Chevrolet. In 1932 he ordered a single barrel Richards 16 gauge shot gun from the Sears & Roebuck catalog for $6.89. This shot gun is now owned by Stephen Douglas Weeks, his oldest Grandson. In 1936 he moved to Birmingham and shared a house with his older brother, Cullen Dexter at 2324-21st Avenue North which was located between North Birmigham and Norwood. Dexter had started working at Sayreton Mines in 1935 and helped him get hired. He moved to Birmingham on a Sunday and started to work on the following Tuesday, July 13, 1936 (exact date from documentation provided for his birth certificate). This information was given to me on May 31, 1983 just 24 days prior to his death. In 1940 they lived at 3315-28th Place No.
Note: He attended McKenzie School, a one room structure located near Detroit, A
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