Victoria Moody and L. Bruce Freeman

Victoria Moody

Marriage: 9 Feb 1913, Henry Co., TN

Victoria was already sick with tuberculosis when the family moved back to TN. They came on a train and traveled by car to the Andrew Johns farm, but the car couldn't make it because of mud, and Andrew met them with a wagon and team of mules. (This is from Louise's memories.) Victoria died at the home of Andrew and Lilly (Moody) Johns. Louise, my mother, often mentioned the two children, Eugenia, with whom she visited in their later years, and George, who died while he was young.

Children of Victoria Moody and Bruce Freeman

  1. Eugenia Freeman
  2. George Freeman

Bruce Freeman

Information from Eugenia (Freeman) McCollough, as given to Carol Norwood, 8/24/1999, and from remembrances of Louise Alexander.

Bruce Freeman died of influenza in a state outside TN in 1918 or 1919. (The 1920 date is more probable because it came from our mother, Louise, and probably Eugenia earlier in the 1990s when they were both rational.) Bruce worked in a factory where there were several casualties from flu. He worked Friday, got sick that day, went to the hospital, and died on Sunday. The family moved back to Henry County after the father died.

Bruce asked his sister, Ruth Jones, to take the children if both parents died. Ruth had a daughter also named Eugenia and nicknamed Tad. Some of the Jones family still lives in Henry; Tad's daughter was married to a son of J. W. "Jaybird" Hill. (Note: Jaybird Hill was a well-known Henry County character.) Eugenia remembered the family as good to the children, but strict.