Thank your for the quick response and interest. Here's what I have on my aunt and uncle.
Mary Goldy Norris (nicknamed "Tom") Gregory.
Born 19 October 1902, probably in Ad Hall or Thorndale, TX.
Died 12 October 1918, probably in Tyler or Thorndale, TX.
Father: James Oliver Norris; he died when she was young.
Mother: Angelina Gray Gilliland Norris.
Stepfather: Augustus Adolphus "Gus" Williamson of
Thorndale. He was a Justice of the Peace.
Married: Herman Arthur Gregory 11 July 1917 in Thorndale,
Milam County, TX.
Herman Arthur Gregory.
Born 08 September 1898 in Thorndale, Milam County, TX.
Father: Arthur J. Gregory of Thorndale, TX.
Mother: Mattie Pearl McKay Gregory of Limestone County, TX.
Married: 1) Mary Norris 11 July 1917 in Thorndale, TX.
2) Mona (Maiden name unknown) from Arkansas.
No children that we know of.
Died 11 July 1938 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio
while on a visit there. He was brought home and
buried in Pleasant Retreat Cemetery in Thorndale.
I learned that Mary and Herman were living in Tyler when I found his 1917-1918 Draft Registration Card with that information on it. The card was dated 09 September 1918 and he showed he and his wife living in Tyler. That was only 33 days before Mary died. Herman was a student in the Tyler Commercial College at that time. I am guessing they were in Tyler for Herman to attend the college. His draft card shows him only as a student - no employment given. His parents were quite well off and may have been supporting them or Mary could have been the breadwinner.
No, I have not checked the newspapers in the library there because I just found out about Mary and Herman being in Tyler when I found his draft card. That was the very same day that I posted my query for Smith County. Since I am no longer able to travel, I need to find a dependable "look up" to search the library for obits in the old newspapers. If you are one, I will be most happy to hire you. If you are not, perhaps you know someone who is. Thank you for that suggestion.
Mary is the last mystery to solve in my family history research. We have searched for her grave for years and this is the first glimpse of a possible location. I do understand that many bodies were simply buried where they dropped during the flu pandemic of 1918 and that may obliterate any way of finding Mary.
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God bless you abundantly,