Cora Bell Meetze Wages was born in Richland county, a daughter of the late Sanders Meetze and Martha LaCon Meetze
1920 Census Information:
Grafton Seth Wages, Jr (29) was the head of household, residing in the home was his wife; Cora Bell Meetze Wages (26) and daughters; Lyda B Wages (5), Pearle E Wages (3) and Catherine W Wages (2) and their servant, Joe Mikley (13). The family rented a home in Shady Grove, Richland, South Carolina. Both Grafton and Cora reported they could read and write. Grafton was a carpenter of general building.
1930 Census Information:
Grafton Wages (29) was the head of household, residing in the home was his wife; Carrie Wages (26) and daughters; Pearl Wages (14) and Catherine Wages (12) Thelma Wages (10). The family owned a farm home in Shady Grove, Richland, South Carolina. Both Grafton and Cora reported they could read and write and were married about 1906. Grafton was a farmer.
She was a retired Seamstress.
Mrs. Cora Bell Meetze Wages, 78, died yesterday (November 9, 1985) at Richland Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on (January 21, 1973) in Fox Hill Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Arline Kirkland. Burial will be in the old Fox Hill cemetery. Thompson Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Donald W. Hornsby, Rodney E. Hornsby, Clark W. Hornsby, Steve M Hornsby, Richard Branham and Willard D Branham.
Surviving were three daughters, Mrs. Katheryn Hornsby and Miss Thelma Wages of Columbia and Mrs. Pearl Branham of Elgin; a son, Calvin E Wages of Columbia; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie M Sharitt and Mrs. Ida Meetze of Ballentine.
January 19, 1973 Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record) Columbia, South Carolina Page 2
On January 1, 2011, Carrie Meetze Branham was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Pearl Wages Branham.