Seeking info on Willie/Willie Mae Horton

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This post is actually a follow-up to my post on Willie Mae Witcher. She was great grandmother and I have been trying to find some information on her. In fact, I actually know very little about her or her life. I believe she was born in Montgomery, AL around 1906 and that her maiden name was Willie Mae Johnson. At some point she met and married my great grandfather Henry Witcher Sr. and their marriage produced at least three children. One of those children was my grandfather Alex Witcher. At some point, her and my great grandfather divorced. I recently discovered that at some point she was living in Anderson, Indiana and that she likely remarried. I say this because she is mentioned in my grandfather's obituary as Willie Horton. There is also an Elizabeth Horton who is listed as his sister. Therefore, I am inclined to believe that when she remarried her second husband's last name was Horton. Any information about her would be greatly appreciated.
in Genealogy Help by Trent Witcher G2G1 (1.8k points)
An ancestry.com tree lists an Alexander George Horton as a husband of Willie.

Alexander Horton

 in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Alexander Horton
Respondent: Yes
Age: 43
Estimated birth year: abt 1897
Gender: Male
Race: 2
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
House Number: 717
Farm: No
Inferred Residence in 1935: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Sheet Number: 9A
Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 193
Occupation: Laborer
House Owned or Rented: Rented
Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 6
Attended School or College: No
Duration of Unemployment: 8
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
Weeks Worked in 1939: 24
Income: 231
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Alexander Horton 43
Willie Horton 37
Louise Horton 15
Della M Horton 12

Alexander Horton

 in the Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011

Name: Alexander Horton
Gender: Male
Race: Negro (Black)
Age: 74
Marital status: Married
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1896
Birth Place: Ala
Death Date: 23 May 1973
Death Place: Anderson, Madison, Indiana, USA
Father: Rubin Horton
Mother: Parthenie Horton

In 1940 Alexander George is married and in 1942 on his WWII draft card he lists his sister as contact. Julia Townsend who he is living with at the same address.

Alexander Horton

 in the U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

Name: Alexander Horton
Gender: Male
Race: Black
Residence Age: 46
Birth Date: 23 Mar 1896
Birth Place: Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Residence Date: 1942
Residence Place: Madison, Indiana, USA
Relationship to Draftee: Head
Military Draft Date: 1942

Looks like the family separated and Louise moved in with Granny

Mary Louise Horton

 in the 1940 United States Federal Census

Name: Mary Louise Horton
Age: 14
Estimated birth year: abt 1926
Gender: Female
Race: Negro (Black)
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Granddaughter
Home in 1940: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Map of Home in 1940: View Map
Street: Holt
House Number: 602
Inferred Residence in 1935: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Residence in 1935: Same Place
Resident on farm in 1935: No
Sheet Number: 14A
Occupation: Student
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade
Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
Income: 0
Income Other Sources: No
Neighbors:
Household Members:
Name Age
Ben Williams 50
Louise Williams 49
Florence Floyd 32
Mary Louise Horton 14
Bennie Robert Horton 13
Eddie Lee Floyd 3

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Name: Willie Johnson
Age: 18
Birth Year: 1902
Birthplace: Alabama
Home in 1920: Midway, Bullock, Alabama
Street: Road Muning Eath from Clayton Road Through W F Wilkerson and M R Hull and J W Millers place to B F Drays Plantation
Residence Date: 1920
Race: Black
Gender: Female
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Manuel Johnson
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Name: Fronie Johnson
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Farm Help
Industry: Home Farm
Employment Field: Wage or Salary
Attended School: No
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Manuel Johnson 55
Fronie Johnson 45
Willie Johnson 18
Lady Johnson 17
Laura Johnson 16
Ethel Johnson 15
Honry Johnson 14
Rosa Johnson 12
Charles Johnson 10
Buddy Johnson 7
Daisy Johnson 2

Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Midway, Bullock, Alabama; Roll: T625_4; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 28

Source Information:

by Eddie King G2G6 Pilot (552k points)
selected by Trent Witcher

U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

Name: Willie Horton
Social Security Number: 419-07-9886
Birth Date: 26 Jan 1902
Issue year: Before 1951
Issue State: Alabama
Last Residence: Anderson, 46011, Madison, Indiana, USA
Death Date: Nov 1984
Household Members:
Name Age
Willie Horton 49
Source Citation: Social Security Administration; Washington D.C., USA; Social Security Death Index, Master File

Name: Willie Witcher
Birth Year: 1906
Gender: Female
Race: Negro
Age in 1930: 24
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Homemaker?: Yes
Home in 1930: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, USA
Map of Home: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Street Address: Steamfield Alley
Ward of City: 7 Part of
House Number: 3
Dwelling Number: 281
Family Number: 329
Age at First Marriage: 18
Attended School: No
Able to Read and Write: Yes
Father's Birthplace: Alabama
Mother's Birthplace: Alabama
Able to Speak English: Yes
Occupation: Laundress
Industry: At Home
Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker
Employment: Yes
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Witcher 25
Willie Witcher 24
Bessie L Witcher 9
Elax Witcher 7
Della M Witcher 2

Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama; Page: 13A; Enumeration District: 0033; FHL microfilm: 2339778

Source Information:

Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 

Name: Alex Witcher
Gender: Male
Residence Place: 440 S. Balnbridge St
Death Date: Abt 1966
Obituary Date: 15 Jan 1966
Obituary Place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America
Father: Hen ry Witcher
Mother: Willie Horton
Child: Lena Mae Witcher
Siblings: Delia Mae Jones
Household Members:
Name Age
Alex Witcher
Willie Horton
Hen ry Witcher
Delia Mae Jones
Elizabeth Horton
Bessie Lee Poole
Alfonza
Hen ry Jr.
James Witcher
Lena Mae Witcher
Annie Bell Cook
James Witcher
Wil Witcher

Source Citation: The Montgomery Advertiser; Publication Date: 15/ Jan/ 1966; Publication Place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/255941474/?article=804b5061-6130-408f-8be0-f020482e1872&focus=0.51394695,0.6039314,0.63199854,0.67006284&xid=2378

Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974

Name: Henry Witcher
Birth Date: 1906
Death Date: 10 Feb 1968
Death Place: Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama
Death Age: 62
Marital Status: Married
Gender: Male
Father Name: Alex Witcher
Mother Name: Alice Brown
Spouse Name: Lena Witcher
FHL Film Number: 1912774
Wills and Probates: Henry Witcher - 1968
Source Information:
Ancestry.com. Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index, 1881-1974 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

Newspapers.com Obituary Index, 1800s-current

Name: Henry Witcher
Gender: Male
Death Date: Abt 1968
Death Place: 537 Smvthe Curve
Obituary Date: 14 Feb 1968
Obituary Place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America
Spouse: Lena Wltcher
Child: Delia M. Jones
Siblings: Nellie Avery
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Witcher
Lena Wltcher
Nellie Avery
Tommle Lee Witcher
Delia M. Jones
Willie James Witcher
Alfonza Wltcher
Henry Witcher Jr.
Source Citation: Alabama Journal; Publication Date: 14/ Feb/ 1968; Publication Place: Montgomery, Alabama, United States of America; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/456696695/?article=8cde6b7f-7c84-4722-861e-6b3a6a527826&focus=0.6243576,0.61017287,0.74176884,0.6645801&xid=2378

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