Mary Hall was born about 1911 in Georgia. She lived in a boarding house on 116 Jones Street, Savannah, Georgia, that her mother, Minnie Hall, ran along with her father, Charles Hall. Also living there was Mary's sister Willie, Willie's husband, Otis Thompson, and their recently born son, Charles Thompson. Mary attended school. Mary married to Rudolph Redman when she was 17 years old.By the 1930 census, she, Rudolph, her husband, and their son, Rudolph R. Jr. are living with her parents, Charles and Minnie Hall in Savannah, Georgia on Bay Street. By 1940, Mary and her husband have 4 children, Robin, Ann, Charles and Kelly. Her mother, Minnie Hall, is living with them. In later years, Mary and her husband, Rudolph, owned a barbecue restaurant in Savannah, Georgia.
She loved to cook and she loved to eat! She could throw down in the kitchen. Cornbread, salmon patties. You could never go to her house without her making you toast and tea with milk. She would pour your hot tea from her kettle which she started immediately as soon as you walked in the door. She insisted that you take one of her wooden salad bowls (which was already vintage even at that time).
Take the tea and pour it into the bowl, she'd say. So you don't burn your mouth, she'd insist.
When Grandma would cook, she would cook everything in the house. You had your cornbread, of course, baked ham, red rice, collard greens mixed with turnip greens (that's the way it had to be), mashed potatoes and white rice and gravy. Every fresh vegetable you could imagine. Homemade everything from scratch. She made the best peach cobbler. And of course, sweet tea!
1920 Census: Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia116 Jones Street
Charles E Hall Head Male 65 South Carolina
Mimie Hall Wife Female 48 North Carolina Keeper, Boarding house
Mary Hall Daughter Female 9 Georgia
Otis Thompson Son-in-law Male 25 Georgia Married, Laborer, Shipyard
Willie Thompson Daughter Female 19 Georgia Married
Charles Thompson Grandson Male 10/12ths Georgia
Roline Waters Boarder Male 22 Alabama Clerk, Express Co.
Oscar Griffis Boarder Male 24 Georgia Stenographer, Railroad
Henry Briggers Boarder Male 21 North Carolina Fireman, City
William B Jones Boarder Male 18 Georgia Clerk, Railroad
E Nunnally Boarder Male 21 Georgia Clerk, Express Co.
Ernest Lewis Boarder Male 17 Georgia Stenography, Brokerage
Albert Hughes Boarder Male 27 Georgia Messenger, Express Co.
Lucius Hickman Boarder Male 25 Florida Married, ___, Express Co.
Simon G Smith Boarder Male 21 United States Mechanic, Automobile
1930 Census: Militia District 8, Chatham County, GeorgiaResidence: #3, Bay Street Ex.
Chas E Hall Head Male 76 South Carolina First married at 22, Pedlar, Lunches and drinks
Minne Hall Wife Female 58 North Carolina First married at 20
Rudolph Redman Son-in-law Male 22 South Carolina First married at 20
Mary Redman Wife Female 19 Georgia First married at 17
Rudolph R Redman Son Male 1-8/12ths Georgia
1940 Census: Tract 4, Savannah, Militia District 4, Chatham County, GeorgiaResidence: 318 Bryan Street (near Habersham)
R D Redmond Head Male 35 South Carolina Finished 8th grade, Lineman, Electric Company
Mary Redmond Wife Female 33 Georgia Finished H3, Saleslady, Department store
Robin R Redmond Son Male 11 Georgia Finished 5th grade
Ann Redmond Daughter Female 8 Georgia Finished 2nd grade
Charles Redmond Son Male 7 Georgia Finished 2nd grade
Kelly Redmond Son Male 6 Georgia
Mrs. C L Hall Mother-in-law Female 67 North Carolina Gave information H4
↑ Family story from her granddaughter who loved her with all her heart. KZipperer
United States Census, 1920, database with images, FamilySearch 1920 Census, Mary Hall in household of Charles E Hall, Savannah, Chatham, Georgia, United States; citing ED 62, sheet 12A, line 49, family 269, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 241; FHL microfilm 1,820,241.
United States Census, 1930, database with images, FamilySearch 1930 Census, Mary Redman in household of Chas E Hall, Militia District 8, Chatham, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 57, sheet 4B, line 100, family 95, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 345; FHL microfilm 2,340,080.
United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch 1940 Census, Mary Redmond in the household of R D Redmond, Tract 4, Savannah, Militia District 4, Chatham, Georgia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 25-49, sheet 1A, line 21, family 7, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 651.
Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 28 March 2020), memorial page for Mary H. Redmond (1910–1997), Find a Grave Memorial no. 203530364, citing Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Anna Walker (contributor 49852341). Find A Grave: Memorial #20353064
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