Eudora Welty

Eudora Alice Welty (1909 - 2001)

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Eudora Alice Welty
Born in Jackson, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Died in Jackson, Mississippi, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Mar 2017
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Categories: Jackson, Mississippi | Cedarlawn Cemetery, Jackson, Mississippi | American Novelists | Famous Authors of the 20th Century | Photographers | Pulitzer Prize Winners.

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Biography

Eudora Welty was born on April 13, 1909 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Her parents were Christian Webb Welty and Mary Chestine Andrews. She had two brothers, Edward Jefferson Welty and Walter Andrews Welty.

Ms. Welty was a Pulitzer prize winning author of short stories and novels as well as a photographer of scenes in rural Mississippi.

She died on July 23, 2001 in Jackson, Mississippi, and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA.

Evidence

  • 1910 Census[1]
    • Enumerated as of 15 April 1910; enumerated on 23 April 1910
    • Residence: 721 N Congress St, Beat 1, Jackson City, Hinds County, Mississippi
    • Udora Welty, daughter in household of Christian W Welty
    • Age: 12/12; Birthplace: Mississippi; Estimated Birth Year: 1909
  • 1920 Census[2]
    • Enumerated as of 1 Jan 1920; enumerated on 3 Jan 1920
    • Residence: 741 Congress St, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi - Township 5, Beat #1
    • Eudora Welty, daughter in household of C W Welty
    • Age: 10; Birthplace: Mississippi; Estimated Birth Year: 1910
  • 1930 Census[3]
    • Enumerated as of 1 April 1930; enumerated on 14 April 1930
    • Residence: 1119 Pinehurst, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi - Ward 5, Beat 1
    • Eudora Welty, daughter in household of Christian W Welty
    • Age: 20; Birthplace: Mississippi; Estimated Birth Year: 1910
    • Marital Status: Single; Father born Ohio; Mother born West Virginia
  • 1940 Census[4]
    Exctract by Debi McGee Hoag, 14 March 2017
    • Enumerated as of: 1 April 1940; enumerated on: 2 April 1940
    • Residence: 1119 Pinehurst Street, Ward 6, Jackson city, Beat 1, Hinds County, Mississippi, United States
    • Residence 1935: Same House
    • Eudora A Welty, daughter in household of Mrs. C W Welty
    • Age: 30; Birthplace: Mississippi; Estimated Birth Year: 1910
    • Education: C5; Occupation; Writer, Magazine Stories; Earnings 1939: $400
  • 2001 New York TImes obituary[5]
    • Eudora Welty, age 92, died "yesterday" near Jackson, Mississippi
      [Death date presumed to be 23 July 2001 based on date of obituary.]
    • 1973 Pulitzer prize for "The Optimist's Daughter."
    • Born 13 April 1909 in Jackson [Mississippi]
    • Parents: Christian Webb Welty and Chestina Andrews Welty
    • Eudora email software named for her
    • Miss Welty never married
    • She leaves no immediate survivors
  • Gravestone[6]
    • Inscription:
      Eudora Alice
      Welty
      April 13, 1909
      July 23, 2001

      Daughter of
      Christian & Chestina Welty

      For her life, any life, she had
      to believe was nothing but the
      continuity of its love.

      The Optimist's Daughter

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MP8F-5YG : accessed 5 March 2017), Udora Welty in household of Christian W Welty, Jackson Ward 1, Hinds, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 17, sheet 15A, family 221, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 742; FHL microfilm 1,374,755.
  2. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4S1-NK3 : accessed 5 March 2017), Eudora Welty in household of C W Welty, Jackson Ward 1, Hinds, Mississippi, United States; citing ED 5, sheet 2A, line 19, family 28, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 878; FHL microfilm 1,820,878.
  3. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMB1-5R9 : accessed 5 March 2017), Eudora A Welty in household of Christian W Welty, Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 8, sheet 13B, line 74, family 313, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 1147; FHL microfilm 2,340,882.
  4. "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VYGJ-SVM : accessed 14 March 2017), Eudora A Welty in household of Mrs. C W Welty, Ward 6, Jackson, Beat 1, Hinds, Mississippi, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 25-15A, sheet 1A, line 18, family 6, 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 2026.
  5. "Eudora Welty, a Lyrical Master Of the Short Story, Is Dead at 92," New York Times The (New York, United States: New York TImes Company), 24 July 2001 (https://nyti.ms/2n0TF7l), byline Albin Krebs.
  6. FIND A GRAVE, database with images (http://findagrave.com : 7 March 2017), memorial no. 23294, Eudora Welty (1909=2001), maintained by FindAGrave and photographed by Joseph Paul Jones and NatalieMaynor; citing Greenwood Cemetery, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, USA. Find A Grave: Memorial #23294.

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On 7 Mar 2017 at 16:36 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

I've not been able to find a copyright free picture of Eudora. If anyone comes across one, please add it. Thanks



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