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Dr. Edgar Giles
Carolyn Leavell
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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.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles
William Carroll
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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. 
William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [2]
Carolyn Leavell
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Hello,

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. 

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [3]
William Carroll
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Good morning Carolyn:

 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.

 Bill

William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [4]
Carolyn Leavell
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Good morning,

 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.

Thanks for all of your help. 

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [5]
William Carroll
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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. 
William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [6]
Carolyn Leavell
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Thanks I would appreciate that.  

You can mail it to:

7007 Windy Pines Dr.

Spring, TX 77379 

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [7]
William Carroll
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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.

 

Bill

William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [8]
Carolyn Leavell
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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. 

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [9]
William Carroll
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Thanks Carolyn. 

 

201 N. Elm Street, Suite 902

Greensboro, NC   27401

William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [10]
William Carroll
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Have you received the Giles materials yet?
William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [11]
Carolyn Leavell
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Yes I received the information on Giles family.  Did you receive the information I sent?   Sorry for taken so long to get back with you.  It has been quite a busy school year for our district.

Thanks.  I have a picture of the general store in Avalon, Ms where Dr. Charles Caleb Mattox had a clinic upstairs.  I am also trying to get information on a T.F. Lischman, not sure that is how you spell his last name.  He was good friends with my grandmother and the Stubblefield family.  I believe my uncle said people called him poor man lischman.

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [12]
William Carroll
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Yes, I did receive the material.  Thanks so much.  I spoke with my Dad the other day and he was so pleased to hear of our communication.  Interestingly, he said that the family gossip was that Ethyl and Edgar Giles were poisoned by her sister.  Of course, that was apparently not proven--just family gossip.  Ethyl, Edgar, and my great grandmother Mary all died within just a few weeks of each other--all in Jackson.  They are all buried in Lakewood Memorial Park.  Edgar was Mary's brother.  My Dad says that the Giles lived in a rather simple home in Avalon right on the main drag and that they probably were well to do.  Though I lived in Greenwood for one year (1975-76) I never went out to Avalon.  All the best.
William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [13]
Carolyn Leavell
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I hope it is just family gossip. How terrible to be poisined by your own sister.  Next time I am in Jackson for research I will pay my respects to the Giles family and visit their graves.  My mother remember him as a nice man that took care of her when she had gotten her fingers cut ott.  I have been down the mai drag in Avalon.  They eventually tore down the general store that Mamie and George Stubblefield owned.  We were able to get a picture of it.  My mom said there were Choctaw Indians that lived around that area and would live out in the woods behind their house.  Do you know any family names such as Stiglers, Ivory's or Hobbs?

I will look for the picture of the general store and send it to you.  

Take Care. 

Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [14]
William Carroll
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I don't know any of those names in connection with Avalon or the Giles.  Stigler is a name that connects to my Mother's family (Evelyn Newman Carroll).  Her great grandfather was a doctor in Oklahoma Indian territory and his best friend was a Joseph Stigler.  Most of the Giles are buried at Westville in Simpson County--but some of them are buried in Jackson (including my great grandmother Mary Elizabeth Giles Hardin).  All the best.
William Carroll
Greensboro, NC
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [15]
bel stigler
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hey i was wanting to know if you could send me those pics too ?   mary v mattox/stubblefield was my great great grandmother
bel stigler
Anderson, IN
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RE: Dr. Edgar Giles [15]
Carolyn Leavell
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Thanks for the information.
Carolyn Leavell
Spring, TX
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