Hattie Eugenia Morgan on her wedding day when she married
John Edward Freeman in 1907
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Seeking information on Albert Shaw
Very recently, my surviving maternal aunt shared a story concerning her mother's love life, information she said she acquired by having "big ears."
I certainly would like to know if it's true and if there's anything to be learned about Grandmother Hattie's aborted marriage with a man, reportedly named ALBERT SHAW, who she became engaged to after meeting him while teaching at a school perhaps in or near Pass Christian.
My grandmother, who died in 1934 back home in the Greenleaf community area of Tate/DeSoto County, Miss, was Hattie Eugenia Morgan, a single lady, at the time she was at this unnamed school. My aunt said "Pass Christian" sounded right for this assignment. My mother, who was named after her mother, was about 12 when her mother died of breast cancer. Mama was born in Sept. 1921. She had three older siblings.
"Miss Hattie," as this Albert Shaw reportedly referred to her when dedicating a "beautiful drawing of a bird" he created on the pages of Grandmother's dictionary, could of course have also been a Coastal transplant. Grandmother was born in 1887 in DeSoto County, Miss., and I expect the Pass Christian area teaching assignment would have been her first; in 1907, while teaching at Friar's Point, she married my grandfather, the late John Edward Freeman, whose folks were from Chickasaw County, Miss.; he lived at Farrell in the Delta, Coahoma County.
So her engagement with this Albert Shaw would have been prior to 1907; the wedding feast was prepared, my aunt said, up home on the Morgan farm in DeSoto County; the fiance failed to show up. He arrived later, perhaps only a day later, my aunt said. He was "met at the gate" by Gr-grandfather Morgan and one of my grandmother's brothers, and supposedly that was that ...
a writer of old times in Carroll County, Miss.
If you have information about Albert Shaw, the family would like to know of him.