Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameRichard Merritt
Birth25 Mar 1914, Sutherland Springs, TX
Death6 Jan 1988, San Antonio, Bexar Co TX35,36 Age: 73
Notes for Lilly Belle (Spouse 1)
Lilly Belle, "Sister" as they called her, lived on a steady diet of Cokes and banana twins! until she died in the 1980s.39 Lilly Belle married several times, and had a daughter, Marilyn, and a son, Jack, by her second husband, Bill Hall. She spent most of her life living in Houston or San Antonio.

Her first husband was Rip Kirkham. After her divorce from Gideon “Bill” Hall, she was married to Richard Merritt. then to Arlee Grubbs, and finally to Jack Carey. When she died in 1988, her last name was still Carey.

1940 Census of J. Precinct 7, Bexar Co TX

Name Age
Willie H Heathcock 65
Mollie Heathcock 52
Gidson Hall 30
Lillie Bell Hall 26
Marylin Hall 8/12

According to Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007:40

Nov 1936: Name listed as LILLY HEATHCOCK HALL;
Jun 1960: Name listed as LILLY BELL GRUBBS;
Jun 1963: Name listed as LILLY BEL BRANDON;
(date omitted): Name listed as LILLY BEL MERRITT;
15 Dec 1975: Name listed as LILLIE B CAREY;
22 May 1998: Name listed as LILY B CAREY
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