Sherman Cody Hull and Laura Annis Oakes

Laura Annis Oakes was born August 9, 1909, in Issaquena County, MS, near Harworth, MS, a sawmill town along the Yazoo River. The town no longer exists, a casualty of too frequent flooding, clear cutting and the depression. She was the only daughter of Charles Franklin and Sophie Dose Oakes. Her siblings included Frederick Franklin, John Christian, Robert Grantham and William Warren. Two siblings, Milton Elliot and Ruth Dean died young. Four of the children are shown with their parents in the picture below. The family life centered around farming, fishing, hunting and trapping. Life was difficult, little opportunity to accumulate any wealth. Loans were necessary survive. Most of the family eventually moved to Vicksburg and left their farm to be confiscated for failure to pay taxes. Fred left in 1922 at the age of 19 and found work with the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad and a workman in their repair shop on Levee Street in Vicksburg. John Christian left not too much later and found work as an air brake mechanic at the YandMV, likely as a result of his brother, Fred's recommendation. Charles Franklin and wife, Sophie, took Grantham and Laura Annis and moved to Vicksburg not long after Fred and Chris. Charles found work at the YandMV carpenter shop. Laura Annis soon met Sherman Cody Hull, the son of the packet boat operator. She and Cody were married in 1923 when Cody was 21 and Laura was 14 years and 3 months. She had to get permission from an adult. Her certificate was filed by Murray Alford Peyton (1896-1965) who was from Sharkey County and, at the time, was a river boat pilot for Sherman Cody Hull's father's very successful packet boat business. The Hull Packet Line carried cargo throughout the Delta navigatable waterways.

Cody and Laura Annis had seven children, Edna May, Elva Grace, Milton Burgell, Don Raymond, Ruth Joy, Betty June and Sherman Cody Jr..

Cody and Laura were divorced in 193; she later married Earl Walls. Cody died in 1962 and Laura Annis died in 1987.

For more details check: Fred Oakes Memoir

 

Left to Right: Fredrick Franklin Oakes, Laura Annis Oakes, Charles Franklin Oakes, Sophie Dose Oakes, Robert Grantham Oakes and John Christian Oakes, Home in Harworth, MS ca 1913.

 

 

Sherman Cody Hull and Laura Annis Oakes

Chris, Laura, and Fred Oakes
Laura Annis Oakes Hull, Flapper
Laura Annis Oakes Hull
Laura Annis Oakes Hull
Laura Annis Oakes Hull
Laura Annis Oakes Walls, 1975
Laura Annis Oakes Hull
Laura Annis Oakes Hull
Laura Annis Oakes Hull, flapper
Laura Annis Oakes Hull, Langston Park, Texas
Sherman Cody Hull Sr.
Cody Hull and daughter Grace
Sherman Cody Hull Sr.
Earl Walls, second husband of Laura Annis Oakes Hull
Columbus Redmond Hull (1857-1939)
Columbus Hull Family, ca. 1913-14
L to R: Charles Johnson Hull (1892-1911), Capt. C.R. Hull (1857-1939), Lennie Katherin “Kate” Hull Montgomery (1888-1950), Sarah Frances Hull Wallace Gessler (1896-1966 ), Nancy Ellen Lyons Hull (1866-1937)
Columbus Redman Hull, owner, with Capt. Sam Haney and Sherman C. Hull Sr. of “CR Hull” Packet Boat. Vicksburg-Greenwood was its service line as well as Yazoo River.
Capt. Columbus Redman Hull (1857-1939) and Capt. Nancy Ellen Lyons Hull (1866-1937) Both river boat captains, 1209 Levee St, Vicksburg, MS
Columbus Franklin Hull (1861-1921)
Son of William Anderson and Letha Cobler Hull
First Cousin of Columbus Redmond Hull
Hull Line Boat, L to R : "LUM" Hull (nephew of Capt. C. R. Hull), Sherman Cody Hull Sr. (Son of Capt. C. R. Hull) and Milton Burgell Hull Sr. (son of Sherman Cody Hull Sr.)
"Vicksburg Directory" 1911-12
Hull Barge-'The-Vicksburg”, Owner, Columbus Hull
Vicksburg 1910, sternwheeler packet boat, “CR Hull” in picture.
Open and Pan

Laura Annis Oakes' parents, Grandparents and Other Relatives

Sophie Dose Oakes, wife of Charles Franklin Oakes, mother of Laura Annis Oakes
Charles Franklin Oakes
Charles Franklin Oakes (Grandpa) 1881-1956
Sophie Dose Oakes
(1882-1940)
Charles Franklin Oakes (Grandpa). Our House.
Mary Sophie Dose, Obituary Picture, 1940
Charles Franklin Oakes
Charles Franklin Oakes and likely his mother, Hulda Louisa Jane Lineberry Oakes, only known picture of Hulda.
(She is too short for his wife, Sophie).
Winding Tower postcard , Vicksburg
Charles Franklin and Elizabeth Seay Oakes (1883-1950), (second wife from Stewart, MS).
Charles Franklin and Elizabeth Seay Oakes

Betty Charlotte Kilgore (daughter of Clyde and Laverne Armstrong Kilgore), Charles Franklin Oakes, and Eleanor Dean Oakes.

Laverne Armstrong and Clyde D. Kilgore, Laverne was daughter of James and Lola Oakes Armstrong. They were over for Charlie Oakes and Elizabeth Seay’s wedding celebration.

Charles Franklin Oakes and Charlotte Ann Peterson, daughter of Bob and Laura Oakes Peterson.
Platte Fishery, Oakes and Hartley family members worked here.
Charles Franklin Oakes was a supervisor.

Dose Family (Version from Jesse Rodgers, grandson of Jacob Christian)
Back Row: Mary Sophie, Jacob Christian, Carrie Mae
Front Row: David Christian, Josephine Bellinger, Walter Samuel

Josephine Bellinger Dose (1858-1906)

Mary Ann Bellinger Haver (1843-), Josephine and Addie’s sister.
She married Michael Haver (1830-1892), April 8, 1859

Addie Bellinger Leist (1848-1908), Josephine’s sister
Michael Haver and Mary Ann Bellinger, marriage certificate, April 8, 1859.
Samuel Leist Sr., husband of Addie Bellinger Leist
Addie Bellinger Leist (1848-1908), Josephine’s sister
Sam Leist Sr (1831-1920), husband of Addie Bellinger Leist
Samuel Leist Sr.
(1831-1920)
Addie Bellinger’s husband
Michael Haver, husband of Mary Ann Bellinger Haver

Jessye Collum (believed to be at left) and maybe sister Belle or Sarah.
Jessye taught Fred Oakes at the Leist Landing School around 1913-15. She married William Carrol Leist, grandson of Samuel Leist.

Carrie Mae Dose, sister of Sophie Dose. Carrie was Laura's Aunt.
(1886-1965)
Carrie Mae Dose Hopkins, “Auntie” (1886-1965)
Francis John Hopkins (1839-1932), father of John Henry “Bud” Hopkins. Born Staffordshire, England. Immigrated in 1862. Naturlized in 1864. Served in the Union Navy and married Frances (“Fannie”) Della Perry in Lowndes Co, MS. He was a farmer. (Contributed byThomas M. Wilson, grandson.). Bud married Carrie Dose.
Jacob and Mosey Dose, Jacob was Sophie's twin brother and Laura's uncle.
John T. Plake on Yazoo River; likely the Jacob and Moyzelle Dose house in distance. ca. 1923. John was a half first cousin of Laura's. He was the son from a first marriage of Mosey Dose.
This is probably the house of Jacob and Moyzelle Dose on the Yazoo River.
ca. 1923

Frances Moyzelle Tindale Dose
wife of Jacob Dose

Oakes home, Harworth, MS: Fred, Laura, Grandpa, Grandma, Grantham, Chris

Andrew Millage and Jackson Wordney Hyman, stepbrothers of C. F. Oakes, half-brothers of Warren and Guearney Hyman. There is a Hyman family page available in the Menu above or the Site Map.

Ella, Freddie (adopted son) and Warren Hyman
Ella Hyman, wife of Warren Hyman ( 1/2 Bro. to Charles Franklin Oakes)
Joseph Freddie Hyman (b. 1927)
Adopted son of Warren and Ella Hyman

L to R: kids: Joseph Freddie Hyman (Warren Hyman’s adopted son), Leslie Hyman, Harold Dean Hyman, Geneva Jones, Kenneth Matthews.

Back Row: Warren S. and Ella Hyman, Andy (Jr) Hyman, Andrew J. Hyman, Andrew M. Hyman, Mattie Kyser Hyman, Hazel Hyman, Charles and Edith Hyman Matthews, Zilla Mae Hyman, Eva Hyman Jones.

Lola Oakes Armstrong, Lura Oakes Howard, Fred Oakes, first cousins of Fred and Laura. Their father was brother of Charles Frankin Oakes.
Front: Mozelle and Pearl Owen; second row: Lura Oakes Howard, Lola Oakes Armstrong , Fred Oakes; third: Josh and Joel Owen, Joe Howard, Clifford Owen.
Lura Oakes Howard and Fred Oakes, first cousins, July 1966

Front: Sam, Chester, Mary Howard, back: Claudie, Robert E., likely Archie Clifford and wife Annie Lou King Howard, Joe Henry Howard and sister Callie (picture from Gayle Stratton, Callie’s granddaughter.)

Joe Henry and Lura Oakes Howard(1915), A few months after wedding. Dress was medium blue trimmed in ecru lace. Lura was Laura's first cousin.
Joe and Lura Oakes Howard
Joe and Lura Oakes Howard
Lura Oakes Howard,1983
Age 86
Jo Ann Howard, daughter of Joe and Lura Oakes Howard
Jo Ann Howard Mikel

Children of Sherman Cody and Laura Annis Oakes Hull

Sherman Cody and Ollie Sykes Oakes Hull Jr.

Sherman and Ollie Hull with granddaughter Alesia Rene Hull. Her father is Sherman Cody Hull III
Sherman Hull, on right.
Sherman Cody Hull Jr.
Sherman Cody Hull Jr., policeman, Vicksburg, MS
Sherman Cody Hull Jr., policeman, Vicksburg, MS
Sherman Cody Hull Jr.
Sherman Cody Hull Jr.
Sherman Cody Hull Jr.
Sherman Hull Jr., Redwood High School
Sherman Hull Jr., Platte Fish dock
ca. 1941
Sherman Hull
Sherman Hull Jr., Redwood High School
Sherman Hull Jr., Redwood High School
Sherman and Larar Annis Hull
Sherman Cody Hull Jr.
Sherman and Joy Hull.
Sherman Cody Hull Jr.
Sherman Hull III, Joy Hull Bodet, Betty Hull Davis, 1987 Eagle Lake
Ollie May Sykes and Sherman Hull Wedding
May 14, 1955

Milton Burgell and Lillie May Conley Hull

Milton Burgell Hull
Burgell Hull and his son Milton Jr.
Milton Burgell Hull
Milton Burgell Hull
Milton Burgell Hull
Milton Burgell Hull
Milton, Edna Mae and Grace Hull,1928

Betty thinks this could be her mother, Laura Annis Oakes. I don't think so, since hair is lighter and chin is more pointed. She looks like Helen Costello to me.

Lillie May Conley and Burgell Hull
Lillie May Conley Hull
Lillie May Conley (Hull)
Lillie May Conley (Hull)
Lillie May Conley (Hull)
Lillie and Burgell Hull
Milton Burgell Hull
Burgell Hull on modified CR Hull
Lille Mae Hull, in memory
Stephen and daughter Margie
Stephen David Hull (1963-2011)
Stephen, Charles and Milton Jr. Hull
Stephen and Shelli Bingham Hull
Lillie and Burgell Hull
Marjorie, Burgell, Laura Anne Hull
Laura Anne Hull Reneman
Back L to R: : Christine, Milton Jr., Charles, Burgell, Stephen
Front L to R: Laura Anne, Marjorie
Left: ? and Marjorie Hull, right: Marjorie and Laura Anne Hull
Burgell and mother, Laura Annis Hull
Margorie Hull and Jason Morehouse Wedding
May 17, 2008
L to R: Jason Morehouse, Marjorie Elizabeth Hull, Laura Ann Hull and Shawn Reneman
Back: Stephen, Margorie, Burgell, and Grace Hull Saar
Frt: Laura Anne, Lillie.
Stephen Hull
Stephen and Shelli Bingham Hull
Burgell, Joseph, Stephen, Lillie, Milton Jr, Charles
Burgell, Grace, Edna, Sherman, Betty and Joy (in front)
L to R: Burgell, Lillie, Joe Saar, Laura Anne, Milton Jr., Charles, Joseph (seated), Marjorie, Christine, Stephen
Carolyn, Grantham (Boots), Marie Oakes and Laura Annis Hull
Dorie King Hull, first wife of Stephen David Hull and mother of Marjorie Elizabeth Hull Morehouse

Lillie, Burgelll and Laura Annis Oakes Hull (seated),
LtoR:Sons: Stephen, Milton Jr., Charles Franklin, Thomas (Joseph?) on floor.

 

Stephen David Hull
Charles Franklin Hull and Milton Burgell Hull

Henry Elmer and Joy Hull Bodet

Joy Hull Bodet
Joy Hull Bodet, Ft.Worth, TX
Joy Hull (Bodet)
Henry Elmer Bodet, US Army (1929-94), husband of Joy Hull
Joy Hull Bodet
Joy Hull Bodet
Joy and Laura Hull
Joy Hull (Bodet)

Joe and Grace Hull Saar

Joe and Grace Saar
Grace Hull

Grace Hull

Joe Saar, husband of Elva Grace Hull
Joseph Edward and Elva Grace Hull Saar Wedding
June 6, 1953
St. Boniface Church, Williamsport, PA
Joe and Grace Saar, Holland-American Cruise, 1995
MS Westerdam,
Captain Paul Kieuit, commander’s dinner
Joe and Grace Saar, Norwegian Star Cruise, November 1997
Joe and Grace Saar 1960s
Joe and Grace Saar, 2015, Northwood Country Club, Dallas, TX,
Catholic Foundation Legacy Circle Dinner
Joe and Grace Hull Saar, 20th wedding anniversary, June 6, 1973,
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Joe and Grace Saar
Joe and Grace Saar, 1987, Las Vegas, MGM Bally Hotel
National Order of the Alhambra Convention
Elva Grace and Edna Mae Hull
Grace Saar, Lake Lavon, near Dallas, TX
Grace, Unknown, Edna and sister of Unknown
After softball game.
Joy, Betty, Grace, Sherman and Ollie Hull, 1987, Vicksburg, MS
Betty, Edna, Sherman, Joy, Burgell and Grace Hull
Grace, Edna, Joy, and Betty Hull, 1987
Ray and Jo Ann Howard Mikell, Vicksburg Battlefield.
Jo Ann Howard Mikell
Helen M. Carter

Clyde William and Edna May Hull Smith

Edna Mae Hull
Edna Mae Hull
Edna Mae Hull

Edna Mae Hull

Edna Mae Hull
Edna Mae Hull and Clyde W. Smith married.
Edna Mae Hull
Grace and Edna May Hull
Clyde Smith (Edna Hull’s husband-Vicksburg Post, 4/28/1960

Dick Milton Foster and Betty June Hull Davis

Betty June Hull
Betty June Hull
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Betty Hull Davis, Eagle Lake, 1987
Betty June Hull, Openwood Street
Betty Hull
Betty Hull Davis, 1973, at Joe and Grace’s Home
Betty Hull and Tina Keys Hull
Betty Hull Davis
Betty and Don Davis
Don Davis
Betty Hull and James Carl Hull, son of James Redmond Hull

Hull Relatives

Columbus “Lum”, Virginia Elizabeth “Boots”, Sarah (in front), Maud, Nellie (holding Helen), Albert and James Hull. Aboard their houseboat in Vicksburg, MS, 1924.
Columbus Lum Hull (1884-1936)
Son of James C. Hull
Nephew of Columbus Redmond Hull
Nellie Elizabeth Keeley Hull (1881-1973),
Wife of Columbus Lum Hull
ca. 1931
Nellie Elizabeth Keeley Hull (1881-1973)
Wife of Columbus Lum Hull

Nellie Elizabeth Hull and daughters: Virginia Hull Black and Maud Hull White

 

Maudie Hull White
Daughter of Columbus Lum and Nellie Hull
Helen Mae Hull Carter (1924-2009), grandaughter of James C. and Elizabeth Honaker Hull, daughter of Columbus (Lum) and Elizabeth Nellie Keeley Hull. James was brother of Columbus Redmond Hull.

Helen Mae Hull Carter (1924-2009), Grandaughter of James C. and Elizabeth Honaker Hull. Daughter of Columbus (Lum) and Elizabeth Nellie Keeley Hull. James was brother of Columbus Redmond Hull.

Elizabeth Virginia Hull Black, daughter of Columbus Lum and Nellie Hull
Helen Mae Hull Carter
Helen Mae Hull Carter
Helen Mae Hull Carter
Young Robert Grantham Oakes

James Redmond Hull (1917-2009), grandson of James C. and Elizabeth Honaker Hull, son of Columbus (Lum) and Elizabeth Nellie Keeley Hull. James was brother of Columbus Redmond Hull.

Donald Oakes
Back: James Carl Hull, Gregory Redmond Hull, Glynn Dale Hull
Front: Tina Keyes, Hull James Redmond Hull, Tina Hull Stubbs

James Redmond Hull(1917-2009), Grandson of James C. and Elizabeth Honaker Hull. Son of Columbus (Lum) and Elizabeth Nellie Keeley Hull. James was brother of Columbus Redmond Hull.
ca. 1944

James Redmond Hull, 1942

James Redmond and Tina Keyes Hull
James R. and Tina Hull, 70th anniversary
Delilah Mary Ellen Smith Hull
Wife of Anderson Green Hull
Will of Columbus Redmond Hull
Captain Columbus Redmond Hull article in Vicksburg Post
Death notice of C. R. Hull 1939
CR Hull pushing barge filled with refugees from 1927 flood, 15 miles above Vicksburg, MS. (Gordon Cotton)
CR Hull and the America, Vicksburg, MS, 1905
Anderson Green Hull (1874-1945), first cousin of C.R. Hull
Brother of Columbus Franklin Hull
Son of William Anderson and Letha Cobler Hull
Albert Fredrick Hull
Son of Columbus Lum and Nellie Hull
Evelyn and Albert Hull
Virginia Elizabeth “Boots” Hull with husband Lawrence Tidwell.
Daughter of Columbus Lum and Nellie Hull
Tina Keys Hull, wife of James Redmond Hull,
Mother of Tina Hull Stubbs

Siblings of Laura Annis Oakes

Frederick Franklin Oakes (1903-1978), brother of Laura Annis Oakes
Margie Louise Hartley (1906-1970), wife of Frederick Franklin Oakes
Fred and Margie Oakes,
Margie and Fred Oakes, maybe Petrified Forest, Flora, MS, earliest known picture of two.
Margie Hartley, age 21, All Saints School, Vicksburg, c. 1927
Margie Louise Hartley Oakes, about 1930, probably at the Lake House, Oakes Auto Parts.
Chris Oakes, Yazoo City MS, brother of Laura Annis Oakes
John Christian Oakes and dog
John Christian Oakes, riverboat
Warren, Laura Annis Oakes Hull , and Grantham Oakes, siblings
Fred, Grantham and Marie, Laura A. and Warren Oakes
Fred and Margie Oakes (1940s)
Margie Louise Hartley (1936)
Frederick Franklin Oakes (1946)
Fred Oakes
L to R: Photo has id as Gearney Hyman and Freddie Oakes. Freddie's ID is highly likely, however, Gearney was 7-8 years older. That age difference is hard to accept for the two boys; however, Gearney lived with Fred and his family at the time of this photo, ca 1905-06
Chris, Laura, and Fred Oakes
Chris, Laura, and Fred Oakes
Robert Grantham Oakes
Oakes home, Harworth, MS-Fred, Laura, Grandpa, Grandma, Grantham, Chris
Smudge may be site of Harworth, MS, Yazoo River (E-W), Big Sunflower (NE)
Harworth, MS. postcard from Acie Bliss to his mother and father, Walter and Lulu Bliss