August 10, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Edward Walling Chisum, Sr.

Monroe News Star - 6/3/1955

Edward Walling "Big Walling" Chisum, Sr. was born in Sicily Island on February 27, 1886 to the marriage of Thomas Jefferson Chisum and Catherine "Kate" Smith.  His siblings were Thomas Jefferson, Jr. (1881-1882), Mary Eva (1883-1955), Jessie (1884-1962) and Emmett DeWitt, Sr. (1888-1949).

Big Walling married Nellie Elizabeth Ballard on November 16, 1906 in Sicily Island.  According to family history recorded by my father, Big Walling and Nellie were married in the Old Spencer House and honeymooned in the Old Steele House.  

The following children were born to this marriage:

Edward Walling "Little Walling", Jr., 1908-1991 (m. Roberta Cruse Graham, 1911-1998)
Aubrey Ballard "Buddy", 1910-2003 (m. 1. Majorie Louise Montgomery, 1914-1979; 2. Madlon)

Edward Walling Chisum, Sr. died on May 31, 1955 and is buried alongside his wife in the Highland Park Cemetery in Sicily Island, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana.

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