Nannie Florence Wallace

Nannie Florence Wallace[1]

Female 1896 - 1978  (82 years)

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  • Name Nannie Florence Wallace 
    Born 5 Jan 1896  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence Robert Morphis/Nannie Wallace Homeplace, Robbins, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Nov 1978 
    Buried Robbins, Moore County, NC at Pine Rest Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I00099  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2011 

    Father William Wesley Wallace,   b. 1 Jun 1828,   d. 4 Oct 1906, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Margaret Louise "Lou" Seawell,   b. 1857, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1932, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1880  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Cummings Morphis,   b. 27 Sep 1892,   d. 29 Jan 1982  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 15 Jun 1914  Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Morphis,   b. 16 Oct 1915,   d. 3 Sep 1991  (Age 75 years)
     2. Charles Wallace Morphis,   b. 02 Apr 1917, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1917, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Beatrice Morphis,   b. 29 Oct 1918, Greensboro, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 2003, Panama City, Bay County, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Donald Barrymore Morphis,   b. 26 Aug 1923, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1997, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F0287  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 5 Jan 1896 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Robert Morphis/Nannie Wallace Homeplace, Robbins, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jun 1914 - Guilford County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Robbins, Moore County, NC at Pine Rest Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    Children of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell
    Children of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell
    [L-R] Unidentified daughter, Hattie Wallace, Nannie Wallace
    Children of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell #2
    Children of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell #2
    From Mike Cross "From left to right Hattie, Laura Hinshaw and Nannie. As some of you know Hattie and Nannie were twins but if you will notice Nannie hardly ever breaks a smile but Hattie has a very infectious smile."
    Margaret Louise Seawell Wallace and daughters
    Margaret Louise Seawell Wallace and daughters
    [L-R] Hattie Wallace, Martha Wallace, Lou Wallace, Belle Wallace and Nannie Wallace
    Children of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell #3
    Children of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell #3
    [L-R] Nannie Wallace, Laura Hinshaw, unknown male (Kenneth C. Wallace???), Hattie Wallace, Belle Wallace

    Documents
    1918 Will Book G Page 248, Moore County, NC - Will of Nannie Williams
    1918 Will Book G Page 248, Moore County, NC - Will of Nannie Williams

    Headstones
    Nannie Florence Wallace
    Nannie Florence Wallace
    Wife of Robert Morphis and daughter of William Wesley Wallace and Margaret Louise Seawell

  • Sources 
    1. [S1085] Mike Cross [Jmicro@comcast.net].
      Nannie Florence Wallace Morphis was the last-born child of WW (Wes) Wallace and Louise (Lou) Seawell. Although her grave stone shows year of birth to be 1896 both her birth cert & that of her twin show 1897. She and he twin sister, Hattie were raised in Moore County NC until their late teens. For a while Nannie lived with and cared for her aunt Nannie Williams who was her mother's widowed sister. After their father's death Lou and the girls moved to Greensboro, NC where Nannie (Nan) met her future husband Robert Morphis. They soon married and had their first two children, Rebecca and Wallace. Wallace died in the flu epidemic of 1917 and was buried at the Wentworth Presbyterian Church along with his grandfather & great- grandparents. Nannie had two more children in 1918 (Beatrice) and 1923 (Donald) and raised them to adulthood. About 1918 her Aunt Nannie Williams died and left her property on the Plank Road near Robbins to Nan and about 1920 or so the family moved to "the farm" where they built a nice log home, barn, smokehouse and corn-crib. They farmed the land and Bob worked at the mill in Robbins. During the depression the farm sustained them. After WWII they moved to Asheboro where Nan became well known as a super sales lady at the Glamor Shop on Sunset Avenue. She specialized in helping the "older" ladies with their selections and was much in demand from her customers. After Bob retired they stayed in Asheboro for a while as Nan was not ready to retire back to her 5 rooms and a "path" in the country. However in the late 50's she did consent and they moved back to Robbins. Improvements to the house like running water and a bath helped the living conditions at the farm and except for her last few months when she lived with her daughter in Greensboro she remained at the farm tending her kitchen garden and canning food.

      One somewhat tragic and still amusing story must be told. In the late 60's when Nan was in her early 70's she slipped on ice on the back porch and fell about 6 feet onto a concrete pad breaking her nose, a number of ribs and both wrists. The doctors told us they had set her wrists but she would never have full use of them again. Her son and grandson asked the doctor not to tell her, as we feared the disappointment might be the end of her. The doctor complied. About 18 months later we showed up for a visit one Sunday and she insisted on fixing us lunch. She reached under the counter and one handed pulled out a 12 inch cast iron skillet and swung it up on the stove ? so much for how much that doctor knew about perseverance.