||THARP Simeon Stanley Allen, b. 03 Jul 1885, Roddy, Van Zandt, Texas , d. 08 Sep 1938, Troup, Smith, Texas (Age 53 years) |
||HAGER Zora Gertrude, b. 25 Oct 1883, Wills Point, Van Zandt, Texas , d. 20 Nov 1957, Dallas, Dallas, Texas (Age 74 years) |
||Roddy, Van Zandt, Texas
- From a photo given by Fannie Tharp, we have Zora's wedding day documented in a photo. This photo is taken in front of the home of Jim and Fannie Smith, the Aunt & Uncle who raised Zora and her brother Tom. Zora is standing to the left and front of the photo, with her bridesmaids, Fannie Tharp and an unidentified friend or relative. In this same picture, standing behind the bride is an unidentified couple, but is speculated to be Tom Hager, Zora's brother, and his wife or a lady friend. Seated on the porch is Mother Berry, the grandmother who first raised Tom and Zora, when they were orphaned in Wills Point.
Standing on the pathway and in front of the gate to the house, is a couple believed to be the owner's of the house, Jim and Fannie Smith, Zora's Aunt and Uncle. The people on the other side of the yard are the Groom's family. John A Tharp and his wife, Emily, stand toward the back, John is holding an umbrella as though it were a cane. The young boy is unidentified, but is possibly a nephew to the Groom. Simeon Stanley Allen Tharp, the Groom stands next to a woman, thought to be Ella Tharp Deaton, his older sister.
It is believed they were married sometime in the year 1903 as they gave birth to their first child in 1904.
In 1903 Zora would have been 20 years old, and Simeon would have been 18.
Simeon Stanley Allen Tharp (standing on top of wagon) and Zora Gertrude Hager Tharp with Veda and Vergie and her brother, Thomas Preston Hager (in jacket) in El Campo, Texas
||The Family of Simeon Stanley Allen Tharp
Zora Gertrude Hager|