Nola Morris Wells Jackson (Part II)
From Edwardian to Flapper Casual
The Edwardian years, 1890-1915 was a very fashionable era thanks to King Edward VII (1901-1910). King Edward carried England, with the United States and France following, out of the Victorian era, upon the death of Queen Victoria in 1901. As King Edward was more accessible to the common laborers and women through his travel and his propensity to socializing, the Edwardian years are claimed past King Edward’s death up to the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, and ending around WWI.
(Photo, Nola (Morris) Wells Jackson abt 50 years old; Grandson, Morris Porter, abt 8 years old)
Nola Morris, 9 Mar 1896 Rutherford, North Carolina died 6 Aug. 1923, Anthony Kansas. Fitting the Edwardian description of an emancipated and beautiful girl, she was married twice. She married Leander Wells in Cocke County TN, at the age of 15, four months pregnant with her first of four children. Having moved to Kansas with her four young ones in tow, Nola married James Jackson in 1905. Family folklore maintains she was too head-strong for a husband. Nola died 6 Aug. 1923 in Anthony, Kansas at the age of fifty four due to heart complications. .Part I, Infant Fashions of Edwardian Years, 1908 - 1914.