Mary Emma (Probus) Douthitt

Mary Emma (Probus) Douthitt
  • Born: 11 May 1927, KY
  • Divorced from Celestion "Buck" Douthitt
  • Occupation: Waitress, retired
  • Reference: Mary Emma Probus, Betty Long, Ann Robinson
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    Info from Granny,
    Buck and Mary were married in Grayson Co. KY in 1942 at the Grayson County courthouse in Leitchfield, KY. Buck and Mary separated in 1961-1962 but did not file for divorce. Granny noted that she thought Buck filed for divorce before he married Nadine, but she was not sure.
    1/5/2005 - Note: there is some debate as to when Mary Emma left Buck. It appears based on some discussion that the actual time frame would have been between 1956 - 1958.

    Mary Emma's recollection of her wedding day:
    Mary and Buck wanted to stay the night at Ethel Douthitt's house, but she would not let them because they were not married. So Mary and Buck went to the courthouse in Leitchfied and got married in front of the Justice.
    Iva Probus (Mary's mother) signed for them to get married and then they made there way hitch hiking to Salvisa, Ky. When they started out hiking, she said she was wearing heels and by the time they got there they were almost flats. When they arrived in Salvisa, Aunt Mae would not let them spend the night either because she did not believe they were married since they did not have the license with them. So she put them on a bus and sent them back to Ethel Douthitt's house.

    In October 2004, Mary moved into the Bradford Square Health Care Center in Frankfort, Ky. Mary was transferred to Bradford Square from the Jewish Hospital in Lousiville Ky after being treated for injuries sustained in a fall, and heart attack. Mary lived at 2514 Crop street in Louisville, KY prior to going to Bradford Square.

    Bradford Square Health Care Center
    1040 US 127 South
    Frankfort, KY 40601

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