Ocie Kirkpatrick and his twin, Odie, were born on February 16, 1882 in Helena, Shelby County, Alabama. Ocie was married to Lula Amber McGee on December 16, 1908 in Coosa County, Alabama. Lula was born on November 18, 1881 in Alabama, the daughter of Benjamin Franklin McGee and his second wife, Martha Jane Heaslet.
|Lula Amber McGee|
|Ocie Samuel Kirkpatrick|
|Lula & Ocie and unidentified child|
|Davis McGee's grave in Perry County, Alabama|
|Document listing Hugh Heaslet as deceased, B.C. Heaslet as father|
|Company Muster Roll showing B.C. Heaslet as having been wounded|
"Then there was Uncle Benjamin Franklin McGee, caled Uncle Doc. He was studing veterinary medicine in Mobile when the Civil War came. He was not able to finish, but practiced in a modest way for many years. He lived in or near Talladega and came to visit us several times. He was not a bit like Grandpa. Grandpa was tall and very thin with the bluest, blue eyes, keen as a sword. He was a wonderful Judge of character and of beauty in a woman.. we children learned much from him. I learned to judge character. After he was almost blind if an ugly woman came to visit, we'd say, "Grandpa, it is such a pity that you can't see that pretty woman. "All He'd say- "hump" Uncle Doc was as blond as a "baby" with soft fine hair the color of gold and he was very childish.
|Back row: Lula Amber, Martha, Mabel. Front row: George Heaslet, Robert Allen, James Benjamin, Henry Cason & Willie Driskell|
|Grave of Martha Heaslet McGee, Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery, Fayetteville, Alabama|
Benjamin moved to Monroe, Louisiana some time after her death. In the 1920 census, he is living with his son Joshua Davis, and his family.
|The Big House, Monroe, Louisiana|
|B. F. McGee & grandchildren at The Big House in Monroe|
|Grave of B.F. McGee, Hasley Cemetery, Monroe, Louisiana|
|Lula & Ocie Kirkpatrick, Helena Cemetery, Helena, Alabama|
|Ophelia Elaine Kirkpatrick Roy|
Norma Kirkpatrick was born on March 23, 1911. Doing the math, I think either Ophelia or Norma's birthdate is wrong, however, these dates are on their graves. Norma married William Exton Lowery in June of 1942. They had no children. I have not located Exton or Norma on the 1940 census; they were not yet married, so they would not be together. The 1930 census shows Exton living with his in-laws and working as a laborer on a farm.
|Norma Kirkpatrick Lowery|
|Norma and Ophelia with their father, Ocie|
Connie Jurell (or Jurcell), called Jerry, was born on August 16, 1918. I don't know much about her life; I believe that she never married. Her maiden name is on her grave. She died October 26, 2000 and is buried in Helena Cemetery.