Miss Pearle Webb


Miss Pearle Webb


Born in March 27, 1900, and dying in January 15, 1988, Miss Pearle Anna Webb lived in Linville, Avery County, North Carolina. As a result of the huge demand for school teachers brought by the Smith-Hughes Act, Miss Webb worked as a school teacher in Avery County as early as at the age of only twenty. She was born on a family farm, finished the third year of college when she became a school teacher and probably had received a graduation diploma.

She never got married. Originally I thought this might have resulted from the unfortunate coincidence that the golden age of marriage for Miss Webb happened to be the years when American soldiers were sent to the battlefields of the First World War. Yet strangely though, two of her three brothers also remained single for their entire lives, despite the fact that farming families at that time usually gave birth to as much descendants as they could to maintain the work force on the farms. Her brother, Ulysses Grant Webb, born on April 4, 1904 and died on August 20, 1991 was buried next to Miss Webb. Ulysses never got married either, served as an American soldier in his early life. Recorded by FCB on Aug. 24, 1939.


"Pearle Anna Webb (1900 - 1988) - Find A Grave Memorial." Pearle Anna Webb (1900 - 1988) - Find A Grave Memorial. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2015.

According to the 1920 United States Census, she was born in 1901. However, given that the name shown on the census is “Pearl Webb”, missing the middle name and letter “e”, the information given by the census is very likely inaccurate.

"Pearl Webb - 1920 Census." Ancestry.com. N.p., 1990.


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