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  • Name: Zelma WELLS
  • Given Name: Zelma
  • Surname: Wells
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 6 Oct 1898 in "Rishville" Calhoun County, Mississippi 1
  • Death: 24 Feb 1974 in Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi 2
  • Burial: Greenville, Washington County, Mississippi 2
  • Note:
    (Zelma (Wells) Price's first entrance into the schoolroom was at the Rish schoolhouse, at "Rishville", Calhoun Co., Miss. The family moved about 1907 to Derma, same co. and state, and there she attended Derma Public School and the Calhoun County Agr. High School, through her junior year. In the summer of 1915 the family moved back to the home farm, near Vardaman, and in the vicinity of "Rishville", same co. and state, and she then stayed in the home of her Aunt Lizzie Cook, her father's sister, at Houston, Chickasaw Co., Miss., and graduated from Houston High School in 1916, with her cousin, Tassie Cook. Rural school teacher; Mgr. Western Union Telegraph Co.; admitted to Miss. Bar, 1929; elected to Miss. Leg., 1943; re-elected two successive terms; author of Miss. Youth Court Act; appointed County Judge of Washington Co., Miss., May, 1953, by Gov. Hugh White, to fill unexpired term; elected two subsequent four-year terms, without opposition; Del. Dem. Natl. Conv., 1952; member Am. Bar Ass'n., Am. Judicature Soc., and Natl. Ass'n of Women Lawyers; member Natl. Dem. Advisory Com.; member and past Pres. Business and Professional Women's Club and Altrusa Club; member Miss. Economic Council and Chamber of Commerce; legal adviser Girl Scouts Council; Episcopalian. Mississippi's first and only woman judge to present time (1961).)

    [Source: Price, Zelma Wells, OF WHOM I CAME; FROM WHENCE I CAME - WELLS-WISE, RISH-WISE And OTHERWISE, (Greenville, Mississippi: Privately mimeographed, 1962), vol. I part II ("The Wells Volume"), pp. 414-415.]


    ADDITIONAL Notes:

    Summer of 1946 he (Willard Lee McIlwain) re-entered practice of law, Greenville, Miss., in partnership with his sister-in-law, Zelma W. Price (this compiler), under firm name of "Price and McIlwain", which continued until May, 1953, when she was appointed County Judge; ...

    [Source: Price, Zelma Wells, OF WHOM I CAME; FROM WHENCE I CAME - WELLS-WISE, RISH-WISE And OTHERWISE, (Greenville, Mississippi: Privately mimeographed, 1962), vol. I part II ("The Wells Volume"), p. 417.]




    Father: Walter Bunyan WELLS b: 23 Apr 1873 in "Wardwell" Calhoun County, Mississippi
    Mother: Mattie Lou RISH b: 26 Apr 1876 in "Rishville" Calhoun County, Mississippi

    Marriage 1 Robert Lorenzo PRICE b: 15 Jun 1892 in Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi
    • Married: 6 May 1917 in Calhoun County, Mississippi 1

    Sources:
    1. Author: Price, Zelma Wells
      Title: OF WHOM I CAME; FROM WHENCE I CAME - WELLS-WISE, RISH-WISE And OTHERWISE
      Publication: (Greenville, Mississippi: Privately mimeographed, 1962), vol. I part II ("The Wells Volume")
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                              Page: p. 414
                            • Title: Roderick, Jamie Walterrene (Price)
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                              daughter of Zelma (Wells) Price
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