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Jeanette Wolfe Papers


Jeanette Mae Wolfe Bearden Hendricks was born in Oklahoma in 1893. She married Opie Bearden ( -1933) in June 1911. After his death, she moved to Fort Worth sometime before 1943. She married Clarence R. Hendricks, who was the son of John Henry Hendricks and Alice of Midlothian, Texas. Jennie and Clarence resided at 1709 Martel in Fort Worth. She died on December 15, 1986.


The papers were donated by Bobby Chase in 1986 after her sister, Mary Shores, retrieved the papers from the garbage.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of two boxes of materials. The majority of papers consists of materials relating to her first husband and J. H. Hendricks, father of Clarence. J. H. Hendricks was a prominent and long time resident of Ellis County. It includes deeds, receipts and correspondence. Interesting items in the papers include Jennie Wolfe’s Cherokee Land Allotment Certificates and travel permits for occupied Austria from the Black Family.

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