I am searching for any information on Dr. Edgar Giles the timeline would be from 1900 to 1960.
He was the physician that tended my mom when she had gotten 3 of her fingers cut off. The area was Avalon, Greenwood and Carrollton MS. He was good friends with the Mattox and Stubblefield familes. I believed he helped in the delivery of my grandmother in that area as well. She was givien to the Ivory family to raise. We are trying to gather as much information as possible.
Dr. Edgar Giles was my great grandmother's brother. He was born August 4, 1882 in Westville, MS and died January 17, 1950 in Jackson, MS. He married Ethel Drane on December 14, 1916. He graduated from Vanderbilt Medical School and spent his career in Carroll County, MS at a crossroads called Avalon.
Thanks for sending the response. My grandmother and her children lived in Avalon, Ms. Mrs. Mary Virginia Stubblefield was good friends with Dr. Giles. Mary's nickname was Mamie and her maiden name Mattox. I am trying to do some family research and get any type of photographs of the mattox and stubblefield families. I have the obituary of Mamie and her husband George Stubblefield from the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper. I recognized Dr. Edgar Giles as one of George's pallbearers. My mom often would tell the story, when she was a little girl of how Dr. Giles took care of her hand when her brother accidentally cut off three of her fingers. He was under strict orders from Mamie to keep my mom overnight in his office to make sure she would not have any complications and so my grandmother stayed the night as well. Mamie had taken care of the bill. I am not sure if you have heard any stories regarding your great grandmother's brother or have any photographs. I know that Mamie's dad was Charles Caleb Mattox he was a physician as well. Any other info would be greatly appreciated. I plan to go back to Greenwood, Ms. soon and go to Carrolton to the courthouse and library again. I found the cemetary where most of the Mattox family are buried. It is New Salem cemetary. Mamie and George are buried in Oddfellows cemetary. Do you know where Dr. Giles was laid to rest. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Once again thanks.
I have a copy of a picture of Dr. Edgar Giles and his brother Dr. Robert Giles of Mendenhall. Both of them (along with my great grandmother/their sister) were born in a little town out from Mendenhall called Westville. Edgar Giles and his wife are buried in Lakewood Memorial Park in Jackson - I think. I have not been there to see the graves. Have you seen the movie THE HELP? Some of it was filmed in Greenwood. I lived in Greenwood for one year (1975-76) and was Director of Music at St. John's United Methodist Church before going off to graduate school. I am now the Associate Dean of the School of Music at the University of NC at Greensboro. I wish you all the best in your hunt.
Would it be possible for you to e-mail me a copy of the photograph you have of Dr. Giles, his brother and sister? I was in Jackson this past Spring Break at their archive library. I have not seen the movie yet. My mom, uncle and myself we spent a lot of time in Greewood. Actually the woman that raised my grandmother lived there so we use to visit when we were kids.
I could not email the picture to you - but could drop it in the mail or fax it to you. It is not the original so has been copied many times and is almost indistinguishable. I'll send it if you wish but don't count on much of anything. Edgar and Robert are pictured together somewhere in Arkansas at a medical convention.
Will do. It will take me a few days to get this together but will send as soon as I can. This is an amazing connection. I wrote my 83 year old father (who knew "Uncle Edgar") to tell him about this. All the best Carolyn.
If you like I can send you the obituraries of George and Mamie Stubblefield. It has Edgar's name as one of the pallbearers for her husband George. Also I have some census records as well where they all lived in Avalon, Ms.
I know it is amazing. Hopefully I can get some more information regarding Mamie Stubblefield.