Page 1; 1935 letter from B L Hyde to Roxie Pears Gean. References to illness of George Pears. This letter is rcvd in Water Valley MS on the date of George's death, Feb 21, 1935. Funeral home notice is at http://gean.smugmug.com/gallery/870063
Near as I can figure it out, Ella Gafford Hyde was the wife of Benjamin Leander Hyde, a cousin of Evelina Elizabeth Hyde,
(Mrs. George Pears) who is the mother of Roxie Ann Pears Gean.
Evelina's father was James Benjamin Nolen Hyde, the brother of William Benjamin Hyde,
who is the father of Benjamin Leander Hyde.
William Hyde was the father of James Benjamin Nolen Hyde, and William Benjamin Hyde.
James Benjamin Nolen Hyde named Evelina's brother William just to make us descendants scratch out heads. arrrgh.
Curses on Dr. Jekyll.