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Posted: 1405007212000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meisenheimer, Denton, Peterson
Hello - Elma Meisenheimer is my grandmother and she would turn in her grave if she thought anyone believed she was married to Horace. That cracked me up. She was married to Charles Meisenheimer who was the Postmaster and lived in an old house called Catalpa Villa (patio shaded by the tallest catalpa tree in North America; it made a mess you wouldn't believe). She and Charlie sold the house to Shell oil and moved just outside of town to new house Shell built for her, the address I don't remember.
Grandmother had two daughters by her first husband Everrett Denton whom she divorced in l915 or so - my Aunt Doris nicknamed Gotha, long 'o', who had two girls with Johnny LeFevers - my cousins Johnette and Janice. Johnette married a Peterson or Pederson and moved to Houston (?). I think Janice lives in Beaumont. I can't remember the name of the man she married but I do remember Johnette saying Janice wanted to buy the Denton House on E. Delta across from the Playhouse. I loved that house as it occupied the whole of the little island where Delta curves.
My mother Jean was born 18 November 1918, married James Roy Britt and had me and my two brothers James and Michael. Johnette and Janice will have the most to tell you about Grandmother as they lived in Jefferson their whole young lives.
To me Grandmother was a model of character and decorum. Imagine having the bravery to divorce a socially prominent but drug addicted and alcoholic doctor with whom you have had two small children in 1921! Then she broke her hip in the 70's I think. Two years later she stood in a receiving line for 2 hours at her 90th birthday party at the Excelsior House.
I hope this is the sort of thing you wanted but why are you interested in Grandmother and whose child are you? Ann
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Karen Waldrop 962971200000 
Don McLatchie 963230400000 
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Tracie Meisenheimer 971611200000 
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