Notes for Mary Elvia Jones: Attended Turner School, Wake Co. S of Garner 1st grade. 2 room school house
Moved to McGees Cross roads, Johnston Co. at age 6, attended Thornton School grades 2 - 6.
Had scarlet fever at age 8 or 9, didn't go to doctor. Mother said "Elvia, looks like a piece of red flannel on your chest" Doctored with turpentine and quinine. Gave it to Clydy and Reggie Parrish, cousins who were visiting.
1914 - 1920 Moved to Smithfield, attended school 6 and 7.
1917 Joined 1st Baptist Church of Smithfield, Sunday School teacher was Judge Brooks.
1920 Moved to Raleigh, NC
1921 James moved to Raleigh. Boarded at Aunt Flornie's, drove a Model T roadster.
1921 - 1922 Family moved back to Smithfield, mother stayed with Aunt Flornie in Raleigh.
1922 - 1924 Worked for Telephone Co. in Raleigh.
1925 When she got off work at Telephone Co., James asked her "how about a ride home?" Elvia said that she had rather walk.
April 1925, Grandma Honeycutt died in Johnston County. James bought her a Boquet of flowers, drove her home from the funeral.
First went to Bladen County with/ James before they were married. Spent weekend with/ Maude Lewis (worked with/ her at telephone office in Raleigh, and later married a Baker) Went to White Lake for the first time but didn't go swimming. Second trip to Bladen County was after they were married. Spent a week. All family came to Mr. Billy's to meet them.
More About Mary Elvia Jones and James Smith: Marriage: October 31, 1925, 717 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, North Carolina.236