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Olsen, James Ralph (I202061482538)
Calvin H Eoff was the son of John James Eoff and Harriet Christy. He enlisted in the U S Army at Evansville, Indiana in 1895 to serve three years. When that term was over he reenlisted and voluntarily transferred to a company being sent to the front in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War.

"Corporal Eoff was in charge of a mounted patrol sent from Dingras to Salsona, Ilocos Norte on July 8, 1900. To reach Salsona it was necessary to cross the Dingras River which had been quite high but was at this time fordable in places. The patrol attempted to cross at a place that had frequently been used as a ford when the river was low. Near the middle of the stream which was very swift, a bottom of quicksand was encountered, several horses went down and their riders thrown off, among these were Corporal Eoff and a Private Robinson; the latter two were carried away by the swift current and drowned before assistance could be given them. Death in the cases of both these men incurred in the line of duty.
H. P. Corbin Adjutant General, Major General, U S Army" 
Eoff, Calvin H. (I202049404013)
Garrigus, George Jeptha (I202083243813)
Cemeteries of Lee County VA, p. 870: Bales, Amanda Lou Noe Edds; Dec 1851- Fall 1919; d/o Charlie & Elizabeth Parkey Noe, w/o (1) 2nd w/o Robert Houston Edds (2) 3rd w/o Stephen Bales; m/o Margaret, Henry, Charles, Maude & Ida Edds

Lee County Marriage Register 1853-1884

10-30-1872 R.H. Edds, age 33, single, b. Lee Co Va, s/o H & A Edds; S(A) C. Noe, age 24, single, b. Lee Co Va, d/o C.W. & E. Noe; married by A.J. Dean

10-7-1883 Stephen Bales, age 47, widow, b. Lee Co Va, s/o V. & ___ Bales; A. Edds, age 27, widow, b. Lee Co Va 
Noe, Amanda C (I202095887931)
Children of Bigford Spooner and Mary Babbitt are:
i. Thomas Spooner, born December 06, 1766 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died March 18, 1813 in Franconia, Grafton, New Hampshire; married Mary Jessemin November 16, 1790 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire; born December 25, 1774 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire; died August 07, 1843.
8 ii. Lazarus Spooner, born 1768 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died September 15, 1814 in Pittsburg Twp, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada; married Perthenia Page 1791 in Richmond, Chittenden, Vermont.
iii. Simeon Spooner, born 1769 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died June 17, 1845 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire; married (1) Melinda Harris; born Abt. 1769; married (2) Dorcas Priscilla Priest September 23, 1795 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire; born 1777 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died August 27, 1859 in Lisbon, Grafton, New Hampshire.
iv. Jonathan Spooner, born Abt. 1771 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts.
v. Barnabus Spooner, born Abt. 1772.
vi. Jonathan Spooner, born 1775.
vii. Betsy Spooner, born May 05, 1778 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died January 13, 1828 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire; married David Streeter 1796 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire; born March 08, 1775 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire; died February 07, 1855 in Littleton, Grafton, New Hampshire. viii. Polly Spooner, born May 05, 1778 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; died 1807; married Timothy Dutton December 1791 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts; born Abt. 1776 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts. 
Spooner, Bigford (I200061909270)
Civil War -
Enlisted in Company D, West Virginia 1st Cavalry Regiment.
Mustered out on 19 Sep 1863 at Raccoon Ford, Virginia. 
Halstead, Uriah Wilson (I202054743173)
Civil War Veteran

2nd Lieutenant, Company K, 2nd Michigan Calvary, Union Army
Enlisted: September 2, 1861
Prisoner Of War: March 1, 1864 in Richmond, Virginia
Exchanged: June 15, 1864 
Carll, Samuel B (I202110355995)
Civil War veteran -
Served as a private in Company F, 149th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. 
Scofield, Joseph Harvey (I200141431384)
COLONEL US ARMY WORLD WAR I & II11 June 1880 census of Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA, found the Shaw family living in dwelling #129:

Oliver B. Shaw 52 VT - Farmer
Mary L. Shaw 43 NH NH NH - Wife
Herbert G. Shaw 6 CA VT NH - Son
Harry T. Shaw 3 CA VT NH - Son
Anna H. Pemberton 15 MA MA MA - Daughter, Single

16 June 1900 census of Sonoma, Sonoma County, CA, found the Shaw family living in dwelling #234. Oliver and Mary said that they had been married 27 years and Mary said that all 3 of her children were still living:

Oliver Shaw 8/1827 72 VT VT VT - Farmer
Mary L. Shaw 4/1837 63 MA MA MA - Wife
Anna Pemberton 9/1964 35 MA MA MA - Daughter, Single, Milliner
Herbert G. Shaw 3/1874 26 CA VT NH - Son, Single, Physician
Harry B. Shaw 4/1877 23 CA VT NH - Son, Single, Farmer

29 June 1900 census also found Herbert at the US Army General Hospital, Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA:

Herbert G. Shaw 3/1874 26 CA VT NH - Single, Acting Assistant Surgeon, US Army

The 1910 census found the Shaw family aboard the US Transport Sheridan:

Herbert G. Shaw 34 CA VT NH - Captain, Medical Corps, US Army
Alice K. Shaw 31 CA NY NY
Herbert W. Shaw 7 CA CA CA

6 January 1920 census of the Presidio of San Francisco, San Francisco county, CA, found the Shaw family living in dwelling #18 on East Terrace:

Col. Herbert G. Shaw 46 CA VT NH - Surgeon, US Army
Alice Weller Shaw 44 CA NY MA
Herbert Weller Shaw 17 CA CA CA
Shaw, COL Herbert Gross (I34554122194)
Colonel Samuel South Obituary

A Prominent and Wealthy Citizen of Frankfort Expires

Frankfort, Ky, Jan 22 -
Col. Sam South, oldest son of Col. Jere South, deceased, who was once the leesee on the penitentiary and a political power in the state, died at his residence in this county to-day. Col. South was about 55 years of age, and, as a partner with his father in the penitentiary lease, acquired an extensive acquaintance, as well as a considerable fortune, during the course of his life. He was a private soldier in the Confederate Army, and participated in nearly all, if not all, the engagements of the Orphan Brigade, to which command he belonged.
At the battle of Chickamauga, he was wounded and left on the field with the dead and dying, when a Federal soldier chanced to see him and succor him in his suffering. Long after the war, Col. South availed himself of the opportunity to show his gratitude in a substantial mark of friendship to his then needy benefactor.
He leaves four grown children, among whom is the wife of Dr. E. E. Hume, the well-known physician of the city. The deceased, in addition to his large relationship with the State, has a wide circle of friends which the virtues of his character riveted to him, who will be deeply pained to learn of his death.

SOURCE; The Lexington Press
Lexington, Ky, Jan. 23, 1889

SweNor1961originally shared this on 24 May 2012 
South, Samuel D (I200184706759)
McKissick, Troy Earl (I200148650380)
Black, Elmer Virgil "Buck" (I200149353554)
Death Certificate -
Name of Deceased: HOWE, FRANK M.
Year: 1946
Certificate Number: 149165
County of Death: Kootenai
Date of Death: 06/13/1946
Date of Birth: 03/04/1861


13 May 1910 census of Rimrock, Kootenai County, Idaho, found Frank living alone in dwelling #13:

Frank M. Howe 49 PA PA PA - Widowed, Farmer 
Howe, Frank M. (I34554125812)
Death Notice~

Long Beach, California
Friday, November 16, 1962
Page B-2

HAMBY - Glen, 61, of 1092-A San Antonio Drive, died Tuesday. Surviving are wife, Mildred; daughters, Juanita Cross, Evelyn Hilton; brothers, Nolan, Maston, Elbert, Harrison, Clyde; sisters, Bertie Roughton, Ada Quick, and one grandchild. Service was today, Hillside Church, Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. 
Hamby, Glen Roe (I200149997167)
Deeds & Wills Bk. Vol. 11 p.136
Dated Jan 22, 1784 probated March 15, 1784
In the name of God amen this twenty second day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty four
I ----William Atkins of the County of Pittsylvania being week of body but of sound mind and memory, thanks be to God my maker for it do constitute and ordain this to be my last will and testament disannulling all other will or wills doconstitute and commit my body to the Earth from whence it was taken and my soul to God who gave it in sure and certain hopes of the resurrection.
Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Elisabeth Shockley one shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Bidey Witcher one shilling Sterling, which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Agness Polley one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Nancy Witcher one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeth unto my daughter Sarah Parsons one Shilling Sterling which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeth unto my Son Owen Atkins one Negro Girl called Milley which I give unto him and his heirs forever.
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son Jesse Atkins one Negroe Wench called Hannah which I give unto him and his heirs forever with the increas of her body from this date. Also one Negro boy called James which I give unto him and his heirs forever. Also one Negro Wench called Eady whichI give unto him my said Son Jesse to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath unto him and his heirs forever, one grey Horse also all the household furniture and Beds and furniture and all movable utensils to him and his Heirs forever with half of my Stock of Cattle, Hogs, and Sheep. I also give unto my said son Jesse all the land on the Northside of the Water or Creek that my Mill's on with the Plantation and buildings Excep about ten yards above where the dirt is dug from the pond and then cestraight with hoppers path leaving the hog pen forty yards to the left-hand straight to the firsline that was made between Owen Atkins and myself thence with the said line to fork of the Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever
Item I give and bequeath unto my Son William Atkins all the Land on the South side of the Creek that the Mill is on which I possess with my mill and with the balance that is not willed to my son Jesse on the Northside of said Creek which I give to him and his heirs forever also one Negro girl called Ginny which I give to him and his heirs forever with the increase of her body Also the half of my Stock of Cattle & hogs & Sheep which I give to him and his heirs forever Also one Steel plate whip saw to him and his heirs forever as Witness my hand and Sealed with my seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed and delivered his
In presents of William X Atkins, SS.
Noton Dickinson, Isaac Martin mark
Joseph Standbye
At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 15th day of March 1784 the within last Will and Testament of William Atkins deceased was proved by the Oaths of two of the witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. a Certificate for obtaining Letters of Administration of the Estate of the said William Atkins decd with the Will annexed is granted to Jesse Atkins who made oath according to Law and with Thomas Hodges and Noton Dickinson his securities entered into Bond as the Law directs and acknowledged the same.
Teste Will Tunstall CS. 
Adkins, William Vortimer Jr. (I34554071008)
Died at age 106. Middle name could also have been Andrew. William shares a headstone with his wife, Mary "Katie".

Marion Augustus Howell (1879-1968). Died at age 88. See Memorial #32542819.
Thomas David "Tom" Howell (1881-1976). Died at age 95. See Memorial #10797343.
James Joseph "Joe" Howell (1883-1914). Died at age 30. See Memorial #10700590.
Ada May Howell Tims (1884-1936). Died at age 52. See Memorial #95635526.
Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Howell Burns (1888-1972). Died at age 84. See Memorial #8189424.
Hettie Arrellia Howell (1890-1978). Died at age 88. See Memorial #8189419.
John Edgar Howell (1892-1961). Died at age 69. See Memorial #95645481.
Charles Henry "Charlie" Howell (1895-1938). Died at age 43. See Memorial #10585034.
Laura Minnie Bell Howell (1897-1957). Died at age 59. See Memorial #8189421.

Married Mary Katherine "Katie" McDuffie on December 22, 1907 in Florence, Williamson County, Texas. Their children:
Mary Edith Howell Gates (1909-1997). Died at age 87. Memorial #27465413.
Hattie Howell Browder (1913-1989). Died at age 76. See below.
Bessie Marie Howell Graham (1915-). Could be living but has a memorial #10165992.
Willie Alene Howell Brown (1918-2007). Died at age 89. See below.
Winnie Katherine Howell Brown (1920-1991). Died at age 71. See below.
Norman W. Howell (1924-2012). Died at age 87. See below.

In 1880 William was living with his parents in Justice Precinct 4, Wise, Texas. William was 2 years old.
In 1900 William was living with his parents in Justice Precinct 4, Williamson, Texas. William was 22 years old and single.
In 1910 William was living in Justice Precinct 4, Williamson, Texas. William was 33 years old and married to Catherine Howell.
In 1940 William was living in Justice Precinct 4, Williamson, Texas. William was 63 years old and married to Mary Catherine Howell.
United States World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1918 shows William Andrew Howell. Event type: Draft registration. Event date: 1917-1918. Event place: Williamson County no. 2, Texas. Birth date: July 18, 1874. Birth place: United States. Affiliate Publication Title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards. Affiliate Publication #M1509. GS Film #1983873. Digital Folder #005153662. Image #02118. 
Howell, William Andrew (I202064052903)
Wilson, Isabel (I202086394901)
During World War II, Winiford died at the Rhine River Crossing (Remagen Bridge) in Ordmont, Germany.





Constituted 5 August 1917 in the National Army as the 346th Infantry and assigned ot the 87th Division. Organzed 4 September 1917 at Camp Pike, Arkansas; demobilized by elements 6-8 April 1919 at Camp Dix, New Jersey; Camp Upton, New York and Camp Devens, Massschusetts. Reconstituted 24 June 1921 in the Organized Reserves and assigned to the 87th Division. Organized during December 1921 with Headquarters at Selma, Alabama.

Ordered into active military service, less personnel and equipment and organized 15 December 1942 at Camp McCain, Mississippi. Assigned to the 87th Infantry Division. Moved to the Tennessee Maneuver Area 2 December 1943 where participated in the Second Army #4 Tennessee Maneuvers. Moved to Fort Jackson, South Carolina 21 January 1944; staged at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey 12 October 1944 until departed the New York Port of Embarkation 17 October 1944.
Arrived in England 22 October 1944. Committed to combat in the European Theater of Operations and landed in France 5 December 1944. Crossed into Belgium 12 January 1945 (attached to the 4th Infantry Division 14-16 January 1945) and into Luxembourg 21 January 1945. Returned to Belgium 3 February 1945 and entered Germany 16 March 1945.
Served in the Army of Occupation of Germany from 20 May-13 June 1945. Returned to the United States via the Boston Port of Embarkation 19 July 1945 and moved to Fort Benning, Georgia where the unit was stationed at the end of World War II (15 August 1945 location) Inactivated 21 September 1945 at Fort Benning.
Activated 1 January 1947 at Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Organized Reserves re-designated 25 March 1948 as Organized Reserve Corps). Headquarters relocated to Jackson, Mississippi on 9 November 1948. (Organized Reserve Corps re-designated 9 July 1952 as Army Reserve). Inactivated 31 March 1955 at Jackson. Reorganized 1 October 1993 as the 346th Regiment, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System and assigned to the 87th Division (Exercise) concurrently, lst, 2d and 3d Battalions activated at Jackson.
CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT (World War I): Streamer without inscription (World War II): Rhineland Ardennes-Alsace Central Europe DECORATIONS: None. COAT OF ARMS: SHIELD: Per pale or and azure, a chevron counterchanged, in base a cotton boll proper; on a canton vert an acorn of the first (the insignia of the 87th Division) CREST: That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Army Reserve:
On a wreath of the colors or and azure, the Lexington Minute Man proper. The Minute Man, Captain John Parker (H. H. Kitson, sculptor) stands on the Common in Lexington, Massachusetts.
MOTTO: SEMPER ET UBIQUE FIDELIS (Always and Everywhere Faithful)
SYMBOLISM: Blue is a color traditionally associated with Infantry and commemorates the original branch of the Organization. The chevron is representative of service in the American Expeditionary Force of World War I. The cotton boll alludes to Alabama where the regiment was originally organized following World War I. The canton is the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 87th Division.
AUTHORIZED DISTINCTIVE INSIGNIA The insignia is the shield and motto of the coat of arms. The sample of the insignia was originally approved on 10 March 1925 for wear by the 346th Infantry. Depicted is a most beautiful insignia, believed to be a Mess Jacket Insignia which adds an eagle and wreath to the design. Only one such original insignia is known to exist. Another 100 were manufactured by the undersigned. 1SG Charles W. Aresta, The Hawaiian Military Insignia Collectors and Study Group. 
Bulkley, Winiford Wayne (I200091720669)
Potts, Jackie Harold (I34554100990)
Estate information on Martin Cox from Warren County, TN Will Book 4

pp. 559-563. 2 Nov. 1869. Report of a settlement made with Joseph H. Roberson, administrator of Martin Cox, dec’d. Note and interest against Mrs. Nancy Cox, widow of dec’d. Balance of estate to be divided between nine heirs as follows:
1) Caleb Cox of Tennessee;
2) Peter Cox of Ark;
3) Caroline Fagan of Miss;
4) Jemima Todd of Tenn;
5) Jane Rains of Ark;
6) Mary A.Gaither of Tenn;
7) Sarah Duncan of Ark;
8) Susan Todd’s heirs of Ten;
9) Elizabeth Petty’s heirs (viz) J.P. and Martha McClain, Nancy Petty, James A. Petty, G.A. Petty, Martin Petty, and John Petty.
Jemima Todd’s husband is J. S. Todd.
John G. Rains, husband of Jane Rains, was former administrator. 
Cox, Martin (I34554126619)

Birth: 1880 Death: 1952
Family links:
Parents: Francis Marion Fleming (1846 - 1931)
Spouse: Eleanoria Overman Flemming (1872 - 1965)*
Sibling: Ethan Dayton Fleming (1880 - 1952) Marguerite Fleming Mitchell (1884 - 1978)* *Calculated relationship
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Pampa, Gray County Texas, USA
Find A Grave Memorial# 144894661 
Fleming, Ethan Dayton (I202108913868)
For more information refer to: http://www.rootsweb.com/~txkendal/fsche.htm

23 August 1860 census of New Braunfels, Comal County, TX, found the Schertz family living in dwelling #565:

Sebastian Scherz 39 France - Farmer
Elisabeth 30 France
Adolph 7 TX
Martin 6 TX
Augusta 4/12 TX
Joseph 82 France-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------HISTORY OF SCHERTZThe City of Schertz began with origins from Alsace Lorraine, France. Joseph and Anna Schertz, along with six of their ten children, came to Texas by ship, leaving in October of 1843 on the Jean Key De Teau. Sons Joseph Jr, Sebastian, and Johann Jean, along with their father, were filled with the promises of less taxation, cheap land and higher wages than what they were getting in their own country; promises made by Council General of Texas to France, Henri Castro.They arrived in Galveston Texas in 1844, traveling on to the port of Indianola, and ending up in San Antonio. The travel proved wearing and tragic on the Schertz family as they lost their mother Anna and sister Affre to an epidemic illness. After enduring another year of hardship and broken promises of land and money, the Schertz family decided to go back to Europe. In route, they ran into Prince Carl of Solms-Braunfels, who was on his way to form a colony, to be named New Braunfels. Moved by their plight by what had been done to the Schertz as well as other families, Prince Solms-Braunfels promised a one half acre town lot and a ten acre farm parcel to those that joined his colony. The Schertz family did and on Good Friday, March 25, 1845, they arrived on the site of what is now known as New Braunfels. The Schertz family was among the first to help settle that area.On January 3, 1849, Sebastian and Johann Jean also purchased 600 acres of land in Guadalupe County for 600 dollars. This marked the early beginnings of the future Schertz settlement. The decade between the 1850s to1860s notated many landmarks changes in the Schertz family.Joseph Sr had been residing with Sebastian’s family as of census records in 1850. Not much more is noted about him until his death in 1870; that as he traveled to visit one of his relatives in the hill country, he passed away. He was 89 years old.Joseph Jr relocated from New Braunfels to an area located by, what would later become, Universal City. He died in 1858 of a rattlesnake bite while hunting cattle on land that became the eventual site of Randolph Air Force Base.Johann Jean married in 1851 and settled as an original founder of what would become the city of Boerne. He died of appendicitis in 1860.Sebastian married in 1849. He and his family resided between two different Comal county locations in the decade between 1850-1860. Sometime in the 1860s, rumor has it that Sebastian decided to try his luck in mining gold. He packed up the family and moved to Missouri. The harsh winters eventually drove the Schertz family back to Texas. In 1866, Sebastian Schertz bought 307 acres of land and settled in the southwestern corner of Guadalupe County, which is now part of present day Schertz. It was then that Sebastian developed a farming and business enterprise which became the heartbeat for this small town named “Cut-Off.” Strong family support came in the form of three of his children, sons Adolph, Martin, and William.PROGRESS
The first crops planted by settlers were wheat, corn and oats but in later years, cotton proved to be a hearty and cash-producing crop. This, in turn, created a need for a cotton gin in the area for cotton harvesting. The first gin was built by Sebastian Schertz in 1870, powered by mule and then later by steam. Cotton proved to be a prosperous crop and soon, other farmers came into the area.
In addition to the gin, Sebastian also started the first water supply plant in the community, when farmers discovered that their hand dug wells were unfit to drink, due to sulfur. This water supply plant was passed down to son Adolph and to his son Walter J. In addition to the water plant, Adolph was also the owner and manager of the Schertz Electric Company, which through the years, was sold to another entity and eventually became our local electric supplier, the Guadalupe Valley Electric Company.In 1876, one of the largest additions to Schertz came when the Galveston, Harrisburg and San Antonio Railroad was built through the town. Sebastian Schertz owned and operated a general store when the railroad was constructed. In 1882, soon after the railroad arrived, the first post office was established.In 1890, Sebastian Schertz passed away and two of his sons, Adolph and Martin, would take over the running of the cotton gin, which stayed active and profitable until 1940. Son William began endeavors with a mercantile store in 1892 that became one of the largest in Guadalupe County, as well as became Schertz postmaster from 1895-1899 and 1902-1907. The brothers owned large portions of land and, seeing the promise of the railroad, the need for a depot as well as the financial boom such a stop would have in the town, William donated land for the train depot, in honor of his father, Sebastian.On April 6, 1899, the town of “Cut off” officially became the town of Schertz.Through the years, Schertz grew and the families of the original Schertz family continued to invest in the town. December 1910, Adolph Schertz was part of a group of 16 farmers who created the Farmers Rural Telephone Company as a means of communicating with one another as well as long distance business centers. From a box with 3 keys and lines strung over barbed wire fences to a service that provided to communities spread over Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties, it became one of the largest privately owned companies in the country until it was sold to Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in 1958.Adolph also donated two acres of land in 1917 to the school district, realizing the need for a better facility than the field house they were presently using. The two story, ten grade level school was built and Schertz School was born. In 1953 construction of a new Schertz-Cibolo High School began. This new schoolwas built next to the 1917 structure at 301 Main Street. In later years, the school became O’Henry, then Corbett Middle School. Today the site continues to be used for multiple purposes including partial occupancy by the Allison Steele Advanced Learning Center and housing SCUCISD staffWalter J, son of Adolph Schertz, was a partner in the family’s cotton gin and grain companies as well as the family farming operation. He became the owner of the Schertz Water Works as well as inherited the Schertz Electric Supply Company. Walter J. endeavored to start a land development project named “Aviation Heights” in 1928, which would help the housing situation that the soon coming Randolph Air Force Base would bring. Complications and lack of funding would cause this venture to fold and when Walter J. passed away in 1940, his son Walter A. would soon take up the reins. After his discharge from the U.S Army in 1946, Walter A. set out to bring additional water sources into Schertz of which this and obtaining Federal funding for the Schertz area were the barriers that stood in the way of bringing Aviation Heights into being.Walter A. obtained more water by tapping into the Edwards Aquifer at two different locations in Universal City. This initiative allowed for the construction of a 250,000 gallon storage tank in Universal city, to which a delivery main was installed and transported water to Schertz. Schertz Water Works supplied water for up to 1500 customers in both Schertz and Universal City until the company was sold in 1963 - half to Universal City and half to Schertz.With water secured, Walter and his attorney went to Washington to plead their case to have FHA/VA funding to be extended to the Schertz Area. In a few weeks, with the approval in place, building began in the 1950s and ended in the early 1960s. Several hundred of these homes still stand today. From this development Walter A. partnered with Dr. Roy W Richard, Russell Rowell and Alda Mae Cross and created the Green Valley Development Company. By the 1970s, military retirees were establishing homes in the Schertz area to be close to the military facilities of Randolph and Fort Sam Houston.LEGACY
Thanks to the founding forefathers and their ability to grow for the future, Schertz has become the thriving city it is today. To see a glimpse into the past, one can still find remnants of it in today’s Schertz: William’s Mercantile- red brick building still stands at the corner of Main St. and Lindbergh Avenue which eventually evolved into Sippel’s Hardware store, and was run as such until 2008. An extension of the mercantile with the distinct round designed medallion towards the roof in later years became an Ace hardware store. It is now home to a group of shops, including a coffee house. The last building of the trio of connected buildings on Main St was the original Schertz State Bank, complete with two vaults still inside. It is now home to City on a Hill Church. Schertz State Bank, now Schertz Bank and Trust, has moved to its present location across the parking lot, which was the original site of the Schertz Hotel.
Behind Main Street on Exchange, still stands the first telephone office that Adolph Schertz helped put in place. It is now a private residence. The Schertz family continues to live on and is proud to still have the great-grandson of Sebastian Schertz, Walter and his wife Lula Mae, still in residence in the city. In August of 2013, a fifth generation of the Schertz Family visited our city and at the end of September of that same year, Bill Mackey, great, great grandson of Joseph Jr, along with his wife Carrie, spent time with their great, great Aunt Lula Mae and Uncle Walter, sharing photos and memories.Schertz was incorporated as a city in 1958. Though it has grown substantially from its beginning roots, Schertz is a city that has not lost touch with its heritage, but continues to embrace it today through its celebration of festivals and events that blend the past with the future.Chamber President Maggie Titterington compiled this article through research, interviews with Lula Mae and Walter Schertz and from excerpts from “Schertz, Texas - The Story of Great Ancestry, Legacy and Development” by Schertz Historical Preservation Committee, “The Bremers and their Kin in Germany and Texas” Vol. II by Robert R Robinson Jr and “Schertz History - information compiled by Lula Mae Schertz. 
Schertz, Francois Joseph (I34554081088)
Frances Catherine "Fanny" Sparks Smith
Birth: March, 1849 Buchanan County, Missouri, USA
Death: May 13, 1927 Dutch Mills, Washington County, Arkansas, USA
Married Pleasant W.Smith in 1879.
Mother of 4 including Levi, Nathan and Luther.
Family links:
Parents: Sarah Ann Emerick Stonestreet (1822 - 1902)
Spouse: Pleasant William Smith (1849 - 1924)*
Siblings: Jesse Rector (1843 - 1913)* Benjamin Franklin Sparks (1846 - 1915)* Frances Catherine Sparks Smith (1849 - 1927) Sarah E Sparks Glenn (1860 - 1937)* Lula Sparks Shannon (1861 - 1939)
* *Calculated relationship
Note: No Grave Marker found as of 6/2012 Burial: Bethesda Cemetery, Morrow, Washington County, Arkansas, USA 
Sparks, Frances Catherine "Fannie" (I202099339782)
Fred and Linda were on their way to play a Gig... they were musicians. When they came across a flooded bridge they handed my Grandmother, Julia Ann Blocher, to a band member to take to a house near the bridge. They unfortunately were swept away by flood waters and passed away. My Uncle Lebbie was able to grab a tree and save himself. My Grandmother Julia was adopted by the Dildine Family and raised. 
Blocker, Frederick Loren "Fred" (I202077922337)
Fred and Linda were on their way to play a Gig... they were musicians. When they came across a flooded bridge they handed my Grandmother, Julia Ann Blocher, to a band member to take to a house near the bridge. They unfortunately were swept away by flood waters and passed away. My Uncle Lebbie was able to grab a tree and save himself. My Grandmother Julia was adopted by the Dildine Family and raised. 
Strate, Malinda "Linda" "Lynn" (I202077922338)
Fred and Linda were on their way to play a Gig... they were musicians. When they came across a flooded bridge they handed my Grandmother, Julia Ann Blocher, to a band member to take to a house near the bridge. They unfortunately were swept away by flood waters and passed away. My Uncle Lebbie was able to grab a tree and save himself. My Grandmother Julia was adopted by the Dildine Family and raised. 
Blocker, Lillie Bell (I202078116901)
From "Life Sketch of Frnklin Lafayette Gibson, 1886-1967" by Irene Gibson Besner:

"On the 21st day of September, the wedding anniversary of Mary and George, they and Frank and another couple from the camp, Mr. and Mrs. Tom West, went to Fort Grant to purchase supplies as there were no stores in Clark Camp. On the way home they had to cross a little canyon. It was a steep, treacherous incline and George wrappd the lines around his hands so as to have better control of the high-spirited horses. The jagged rocks and rugged terrain caused the brakes to give way and slip past the wheels of the wagon, resulting in the wagon pushing against the horses. The horses lunged in fright, pulling George from the wagon and throwing him beneath the wheels. The wheels passed over his body, crushing his chest. Tom West and young Frank lifted George onto the wagon and made him as comfortable as possible and then hurried into the camp to get another wagon. They sent another fellow, Glen Flippen, to Fort Grant for the doctor. When Frank and Mr. West returned to the scene of the accident they lifted the broken and suffering George into the wagon and returned to the camp with him. He was fully conscious to the moment he died several hours later. The doctor never reached him in time to ease his agony. He was buried in Eden, Arizona." 
Gibson, George Jasper (I200145704082)
Hill, James Adelbert (I202090092375)
Hazel was the daughter of Dale Bailey and Jennie Jay.

In 1943, she was united in marriage to Edmund Buck. They were the parents of three children.

Hazel was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Forrest and Richard, and one sister, Violet.

She was survived by her husband, one son, Richard and two daughters, Joyce and Jane. 
Bailey, Hazel Anna (I202092219467)
His parents were Alexander H. Solomon and Sarah P. Creasy, both born in Tennessee.
Alexander died of a ruptured appendix.
Ernest worked for a while as a postman. He and Effie both attended a Chiropractic college in Springfield and became chiropractors. The settled and set up a joint practice in Lebanon, Missouri, about fifty miles northeast of Springfield.

Find-A-Grave memorial #44888275. 
Solomon, Ernest Alexander (I202094786490)
History of Cole, Moniteau, Morgan, Benton, Miller, Maries and Osage Counties, Missouri - The Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1889 - Biographical Appendix, Moniteau County, Page 961 -
Dr. Jonathan Inglish, one of the pioneers of Moniteau County, Mo., was born in Cole County, of that State, in January, 1827. And is the third in a family of ten children born to James and Mary (Vivion) Inglish, natives of Tennessee and Kentucky, respectively. The father came to Missouri in 1816; was married in the county, and engaged in farming and stock-raising. He improved considerable land in the county, and was an enterprising and successful farmer. He was quite an active politician, and was a member of the Legislature one term. He died August 24, 1876, and his wife died December 8, 1877, at the age of seventy-one years. The father was a great hunter, killed many bears, and for a number of years lived on that kind of meat. He settled in Missouri when it was a Territory, and had not been surveyed. He has the chain and compass that was used in surveying the country, and has also the original surveying book. The Inglishes were of English descent, and the Vivions of Irish and Dutch. Grandfather Inglish was a captain in the War of 1812.
DR. JONATHAN INGLISH was reared to farm life, assisted his father in clearing up the place, and received his education in the subscription schools of the country. Later he engaged in teaching, and followed this profession for some time, and also at the same time was engaged in the study of medicine. In 1852 he engaged in the practice of medicine, which he continued until 1872, and during those twenty years had a large practice. During the war he had to ride day and night. He was married in Moniteau County, Mo., in 1863, to Miss HENRIETTA AKERS, a native of Tennessee, and the daughter of DANIEL and NANCY (SARTIN) AKERS. Mr. Akers was in the War of 1812, immigrated to Missouri in 1854, and settled in Walker Towhship. Both are now deceased.
Dr. Jonathan Inglish, after his marriage, settled where he now lives, and bought a timber tract of eighty actress. This he has improved and added to until he now has 240 acres of fine arable land. He has been engaged quite extensively in the stock business, and has been unusually successful. Dr. Inglish has never taken a very active part in politics, and votes with the Union Labor party. Socially he is a member of the A. F. & A. M., California Lodge No. 183. He has been a member of the Masonic lodge for about twenty-six years, and has long taken a decided interest in Masonry. He assisted in organizing the school district of the township, and taught two terms in the same. He lost his excellent wife March 30, 1884. She was born November 10, 1834, and was nearly fifty years of age at the time of her death. By that union Dr. Inglish became the father of one child, Milton A., who was born February 6, 1876, and who is at present attending school. Dr. Inglish is a member of the Christian Church, and has been for many years. His wife was a member of the same church, and died in that faith. 
Inglish, Dr. Jonathan Martin (I202042694892)
By Sarah J. Kite
My father is Henry Kite and he was 16 when I was born on a frontier farm in Fayette County, Georgia. My young Mother, Sarah“Sally” Hassey died the day of my birth October 2, 1853. Caswell & Harriett Kite were my grandparents, including me in their growing family. Farming plus ranching was a part of my life and I was a happy kid and eagerly anticipated the wagon train that moved our large family and associated family into Butler County, Alabama. It was just a stop off place as all our menfolk had their sights set on the wild west.
Poppa met and married my new Momma. Winafred Williams was born 11 March 1841, here in Greenville, Butler County and Poppa married “Winny” in her father’s house on 6 July 1858. She was just turned 17 and I was 5 years old.
The family Kite/Williams grew when my Aunt Mary Francis Kite married James Jasper Williams, effectively giving me double cousins in the future. Grandpa Caswell gathered in his clan and set before them the gamble to move again, this time they all packed up, lock, stock, and barrel, our faces set to the wild west after 1860.
Just about the time we are all settled-in, the state of Texas just up left the Union and joined the war interrupting our lives, big time. Poppa Henry Kite signed up, right away and with him went my Uncle James Jasper Williams, then my Uncle Samuel (the one who married Sally Burns), Uncle Stephen who married Susan Matilda Johnson and last to join up was my Uncle David Kite who married Martha Angeline Rhymes.
Grandma Harriett told me that I would be a real Texican and when I died, I would be a ‘planted Texican’.
What a country! We breathed in the heady smell of sage and bluebonnets and land, such land, so different and new. Hard lessons and hard work around me, I had all my aunts and uncles and weddings and cousins. Those cousins came almost weekly, it seemed. Grandpa Caswell was expecting his family to populate Texas as they all spread out and made their own place. Texas is a land of emotions, fierce beauty,fierce heat, tempers and everything coated in dust. The high yellow grasses oft he valleys give way to the smokey blue pines and red oaks, creating thickets to hide cows and Indians and outlaws. Don’t forget that it grows wild grapes and wild plums that make the very best jams and jellies.
Momma told me that cattle eat mesquite beans and that people can eat them, too. Well, I gave it a try and all I can say about that is:” Leave them for the cows.” I wouldn’t cajole anyone into living in Texas. Its lonely, wild and the wind-well, that is another story. If you do not like the weather, stick around 30 minutes and it will change.
One of the new “Aunts” was Sarah Sally Burns. She was a neighbor and the place we had settled was called Blue Branch, Burleson County. All the settling and crops were in jeopardy with the men going to war. When, I was asked about how I felt about the war, my reply was,” WE LOST”. I know what it feels like to be hungry. All those cousins had to be fed and my Grandma Harriett and Grandpa Caswell rose to the task. Still some of our families had to ask for help when the Confederates/Texas offered aid to indigent families who had soldiers in service or dead. We had our own dead, too. My grandma’s sister, Susan Kite Mulligan had a couple of little girls and her husband, Frank died in the war. Aunt Susan was around when I was born and helped her sister Harriett birth lots of babies. Grandma Harriett gave birth to her last son and last child in 1860. They named that little boy: Caswell Leroy Kite. The man I had picked out to marry went to the war, also. His name is Thomas Jackson Yarborough. One of his kin married my oldest brother, George Kite. Her name was Dixie Yarborough and they had just one girl, named: Georgia Kite and she married a Cleveland. My brother George was killed in February of 1887.
Killing, death and hanging, shoot-outs, rustlers, nothing romantic about that part of Texas. I did marry my fellow in 1873 in Milam County, Texas and birthed my children there. This is the story of my Aunt Sally Burns and her family and the reason my Grandparents pulled up stakes and moved out of Burleson County to Erath County for safety.
Texas moved its counties around almost as much as it moved its people. The farm that once was in Burleson County became Falls County and in time Lee County. All these places at one time was Milam County.
The BURNS family was in Texas before the KITE family and old man Burns was prosperous and “well thought of”.A man’s reputation was more valuable than what he owned. John H. Burns and his wife Eliza J. Burns buried a son by the name of John T.Burns, age 9, in Lee County, Beaukiss, Tx. in the BURNS CEMETERY. Children dying was far too often done. John H. Burnes was 52 years old in 1870 and born in Georgia. His wife was born in Ireland and also was 52 years old. They had three girls: Texana age 15 in 1870 and Hester age 21 and Sarah called Sally age 24 (the one who married my Uncle Samuel Kite).
(Note: A History of Lee County Vol.I, Blue Branch section-article in part below) Lexington near Giddings.)
“John Burns was an early settler in Blue and purchased some land from the Jackson family The Jackson brothers were given a land grant, by the Republic of Texas for service during the Mexican War. The buffalo poor, hungry, Indians did raid the small farms on the edge of settlements taking cattle and horses but the war had put Union Troops in Texas and that problem was pretty much solved. There was a dark era in the early history of the Blue Branch Post Office when the escapades of lawbreaking sidewinders gave the good citizens much concern. The rustler’s reign was short-lived, but five men had given their lives before they were apprehended. One of these men was Sally Burns’s father, John H.Burns.
Poppa gathered us all together in 1876 after the burial and talked to us about being careful and staying close to the house and not going out riding without some menfolk with us. The way the men were killed was just planned murder, cruel and sidewinder mean. There was a band of outlaws hanging around the community. The war taught men to fight and some men just wouldn’t give up the bloody thrill,bringing their evil into our lives. Our friends were waylaid , the cowards way of murder. They shot and killed John Burns, Pete Allen, Horace Alsup, John Bloodsworth, and Turk Turner. Some of their bodies were wrapped in newly skinned cowhides, a way of torture and killing used by renegade Indians in an attempt to put the blame on the Indians and hide the outlaw participation.
The sheriff asked for help from the citizens to stop the murder and thieving. A citizen’s organization was created on the spot, later spreading to Lee County, Milam, Burleson and Bastrop. These men also war trained and determined to stop the men known by the name of THE KNOB-NOTCH CUTTER’S GANG.”
After some deliberation a plan was formed. The “committee” announced to the communities that there was going to be a SHIN-DIG and it was for the public to attend.Poppa told all the family about the dance and it was decided to be at our neighbor’s house, Pete Airhardt’s place which was locally known as the old Scott place. Grandma Harriett and Sally thought it was too soon after burial of the 5 friends and all the women were in black mourning. Poppa said he wanted the older women to go-and dress for a party. The younger women and the kids had to stay home. At a given signal, the women were all to go to one room of the house and bar the door from the inside. He said they could mourn later. I wanted to go badly but John said, No. That was that.
The liquor was put in the front of the house and all the men were there, drinking, smoking and hanging around. When the music started they all went in and the women went to their room and the front door was barred on the outside-shutting in the outlaws. The Committee had quietly surrounded the house, guarding every window and door. However, one of the outlaws: Ab Kaneman, escaped through a window. Another man, Sol Wheat was not at the dance. These two high-tailed it out of the country and never returned. Four of the bad boy outlaws were caught: Young Floyd, Wade Alsup, BakeScott, and John Kirkendall.
(note: I don’t know if Wade Alsup was kin to the murdered man, Horace Alsup?)
Justice was swift. The Committee took the four bad boys and they were given a neck-tie-party and hung in the big oak tree that stands just outside our kitchen door. When, I went out the next morning to feed the calves, I was shocked to find the dead men hanging in our yard.
Looking in the Lee County Cemetery Book, Vol I. The Burns Cemetery at Blue Branch, Post Office, Texas shows that the son of John H. Burns is buried there along with three of the murders: John Kuyendall, Beck Scott, and Wade Alsup all hung on June 27, 1877. The same land holds their murdered neighbors. Young Floyd, is buried in Floyd Cemetery near the Bastrop-Lee County line.
After the killings, the Samuel Kite/ Sallie Burns family, Grandma Harriett, the widow and children of John H. Burns, Aunt Susan Mulligan and her kids and others of our Kite clan moved again, Lock, Stock and Barrel to Erath County to get out of the way of the bad element in Burleson Co. Texas. I went to Floyd County with my husband and became a planted Texican. 
Kite, Sarah J (I202108908713)
In 08 Nov 1900, James T. Miller picked up Percy and Nina from the orphanage in San Francisco to live as a family with his 2nd wife Sadie Moore, and her son Harry Vernon Loy Moore [b: 25 Dec 1893 in Pajaro, CA, d: 1963].
On 24 Nov 1901, James charged Sadie with desertion and divorced her. The Divorce was finalized 05 July 1905 
Miller, James Thomas (I202059620973)
In Memory of Robert Browder
November 29, 1927 - May 17, 2012
Obituary -
Robert (Bob) Browder passed away on May 17, 2012 in Seguin.

He was born on November 29, 1927 to James H. Browder and Adah Mae Simmons Browder in Santa Anna, Texas. He attended rural schools of Mukewater then attended Bangs schools where he graduated in 1944.
Upon graduation he joined the Army and later transferred to the Army Air Corp, where he spent the last two years of enlistment in Tucson, AZ. Upon discharge in February, 1948 he returned to Bangs, Texas and enrolled and graduated from Brownwood Business College. Job availability was poor so in September of 1949 he enrolled in Howard Payne College in Brownwood, Texas. While in college he participated in various athletics.

On August 25, 1949 he married his childhood sweetheart, Edna Mae Brown. Upon graduation from college he started a career in education, and by the time he reached his 25th birthday he had obtained the position of Superintendent of Schools. He received a master's degree from Howard Payne College.
Over a 32 year career Bob served in various teaching capacities from coaching sports, classroom teaching to head administrator. He retired in June of 1981 from Strawn ISD, Strawn, Texas.
Upon retiring Bob and Edna moved to Sequin and in November of 1981 Bob began a very successful real estate business. In 2002 Edna became ill and Bob retired to turn his attention to the care of his wife. They enjoyed 62 years of marriage, and for many years were active in the First Baptist Church of Sequin.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents, wife Edna, 2 brothers and one sister. He is survived in death by his son Hardy and his wife Camelia, his two daughters; Brenda Williams and Teresa Chappelle and her husband Fred; four grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held in the chapel of Goetz Funeral Home located at 713 N Austin St, Seguin, TX from 5-7 pm on Monday May 21st, 2012. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church located at 1314 E Cedar St, Seguin, TX at 10 am on Tuesday May 22nd with Pastor Brice Mandaville presiding. Interment will follow at San Geronimo Cemetery with military honors. 
Browder, Robert Paul (I202063382182)
Irene Snook Obituary
Irene Snook, 94, of Aztec, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 23,2015, in Aztec. She was born July 24, 1921, in Pagosa Springs, Colo., to John Henry Lattin and Anna Matilda Jacobson.
Irene was a high school graduate and worked for the Pagosa Springs newspaper to help her sister, Evelyn graduate from high school. She was a "Rosie the Riveter" for the Douglas Aircraft Company of Long Beach,Calif., during World War II. She married Loren Snook on Dec. 17, 1942. She was a rancher's wife, business owner and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. Irene moved from Pagosa Springs to Aztec on Feb. 20, 1977. She was an excellent cook, and loved decorating her home, sewing and crocheting. She was a loving mother,grandmother and a dear friend. She was always there to listen.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Loren Snook; great-grandson, Chris Cottrell; parents, John H. and Anna P. M. Lattin; brothers, Pete Lattin, Earl Lattin and Johnny Lattin; sisters, Marie Walker and Evelyn Briar. She is survived by her son, Darrel (Debby) Snook of Aztec; daughters, Sharon (Larry) Pew of Phoenix, Ariz. and Sheryl Archuleta of Durango, Colo.; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-granddaughters.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec.
We wish to thank Dr. Barkman, the special people at XRANM,especially Dr. D, James and Cynthia, for super care, above and beyond the call.Everyone who touched her life during this hard time made her care and treatments so much easier. THANK YOU, EACH AND EVERY ONE!
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society , cancer.org, or call 800-227-2345.
Irene's care is entrusted to Cope Memorial Chapel of Aztec, 405 S. Main Ave., 505-334-9332.

Published in Farmington Daily Times from Dec. 30, 2015 to Jan. 6, 2016 
Lattin, Irene (I202047657085)
James Jasper Williams was born March 28th, 1928 to John W Williams and Winifred Moore. He later married Mary Francis Kite in 1858, daughter of Caswell and Harriet Kite, who were cousins. Mary's brother Henry also wed James' sister Margaret Winaford "Winny" Williams. The marriages took place in the home of each girl's father, both families residing in Butler Co., AL at the time. Around 1860, patriarch Caswell Kite took both budding families to Texas, where they put down roots. James Jasper enlisted as a Private in the Confederate Army in 1862, alongside his brother-in-law Henry Kite and two of Henry's brothers Stephen and Samuel Kite. They all served in the Co. A, 12th Texas Infantry, also called “Young’s Regiment”. In the Battle of Mansfield, James was wounded and discharged home where he resumed farming in Lavaca County.


(explanations from the text of ROGER PACE's book, published 2002)
(concerning the relationships of two family's who had a sister and a brother Williams marry a brother and a sister Kite.
"James Jasper Williams and Mary Francis Kite were married in Butler County, Alabama in 1858 in the home of his mother, Winaford Williams. Mary Francis Kite was the daughter of Caswell and Harriett Kite. James Jasper's sister, Margaret Winifred (by all spellings),also married Henry Kite the first born son of Caswell and Harriett Kite( and the natural brother of Mary Francis Kite).
James Jasper Williams, his wife Mary Francis Kite and their first born son, John Caswell Williams, headed to Texas along with Caswell Kite and Harriett, along with Henry Kite and Winafred and their son. The Williams family settled in Goliad County and the Kite family were in Halletsville.
James Jasper Williams and his brother in law, Henry Kite, along with 2 of Henry's brothers: Samuel and Stephen Kite, enlisted in the Eighth Texas Infantry, Company A, on June 24 in Halletsville, TX. These four relatives serving together were in the battle of Young's Point June 7,1863,Red River Compaign on March 10 to May 22, 1864, Camden's Expedition ,March 23-May 3,1864 and the Battle of Mansfield on April 8, 1864 where James Jasper and Stephen Kite were wounded and discharged. The Battle of Maansfield was the last decisive Confederate victory in the War Between the States.
................In 1867 along with Caswell, Harriett, Henry & Margaret, James Jasper Williams & Mary Francis again pulled up stakes and moved to Burleson County, Texas, Blue Branch, Postoffice. These small farms became part of Lee County. Living Close to James Jasper in Lee Co. was his sister Allie Jane, widowed and came to Texas in 1872."
By 1880 Henry and Margaret Kite(their families), Harriett had died in1878,& Caswell and a sister in law, Susan Kite Mulligan, were living in Bowie Co for the census. Susan is listed as wife of Caswell and the couple, had, Harriett's last son living with them. By 1880, James Jasper and Mary Francis Kite had moved to Falls County, Texas. Caswell comes and goes, spending time in FALLS County and Susan Kite Milligan Kite, is buried in Bowie County by her daughter. Henry Kite and Margaret separate and move apart. Henry goes to Leon County and disappears after filing for pension. Margaret Williams Kite moves to Milam with her children and by 1910 are homesteading land in the disputed borderland between Texas and Harmon County, Okla. They settle on Buck Creek, Halsmith Community, Hollis area of Harmon Co. Okla.
James Jasper Williams and Mary Francis lived in Falls County, over 20 years and probably were the closest family to Caswell and would have known of his death in 1897. The Williams's belonged to the Missionary Baptist Church. James Jasper also belonged to the Lott Masonic Lodge and as 1893 had been a mastor mason for over 34 years. In 1899, hearing of new land opening in Oklahoma for settlement,decided to move again and settled in Greer County Oklahoma settling in the community of Bloomington/Jester. Many of their grandchildren, sons and daughters moved with them, leaving only a couple of families, in Texas."
Mary Francis Kite Williams died in 1913 of a flareup of an old Asthmatic condition and was buried in Jester Cemetery, James Jasper Williams, became almost, blind, in his later years probably cataracts? and when he passed, they buried him by Mary Francis in Jester Cemetery." 
Williams, James Jasper (I202108474074)
Joan Clark, a 20th Century Life2009-04-30By Dr. Paul Kengor
Every American, obviously, has heard of Ronald Reagan, and Reagan historians have heard of Bill Clark. Clark was Reagan's close aide, who, more than any other, laid the foundation for Cold War victory.
Few historians, however, knew a 20th century figure named Joan Clark, who survived communism and the Nazis and joined Bill Clark as wife and life partner. Joan, too, was close to Reagan. And she lived the totalitarianism that Bill Clark and Ronald Reagan sought to destroy.
Mrs. Clark died last week at age 77, a victim of pancreatic cancer. Her story is a fascinating one.
Joan Martha Brauner was born in Czechoslovakia on July 23, 1931. Of all the Eastern and Central European states during the interwar years, from 1919 to 1939, Czechoslovakia thrived politically; it was free and prosperous. Joan described her childhood as wonderful.
And then came Hitler.
Joan first saw Nazis in her hometown in 1938, when they began filling government ministries. In no time, they wreaked hell upon the town's Jews. She never forgot watching a beautiful old synagogue burn to the ground. Soon, no Jews were left.
Then came liberation by Stalin. Nazis were replaced by Bolsheviks. That was painfully evident to Joan when a communist official showed up and told her family, “You have until tomorrow morning to pack all your bags and leave."
They quickly placed their belongings on an old rickety hand cart and set out on a new trail, metaphorically and literally speaking, in search of a new life.
The Brauners were now political refugees among the Eastern European Displaced Persons that a young actor named Ronald Reagan adopted as his first public political cause. They were herded out of Czechoslovakia and into East Germany on a hot day in June 1945 by Russian occupying forces. As American GIs celebrated V-E Day with freshly liberated Western Europeans, Joan and her family, in the East, lost their liberties.
After a long day forced to walk a mountain range bordering Czechoslovakia and Saxony, Joan's family encountered Marxist equality: The hand cart was emptied and pilfered of any valuables. They now had nothing, other than each other and their identity, specifically, the vital documents affirming birth and citizenship, which were their only hope of escape.
The climb up the mountains was a nightmare as many collapsed from dehydration, and some died on the spot. The family took refuge in the home of relatives. That first night they encountered more cruelty from the Russians: drunken soldiers pounded the door demanding vodka. Joan, her mother, and the other girls quivered inside. “It was well known that Russian soldiers raped girls from 5 to 80 years of age" recalled Joan. Her father pushed them to the roof.
Although the Russians didn't find the girls, they discovered and seized their documents, their precious passports to freedom. “It was devastating " said Joan 60 years later. “In Germany, if you stood in front of a government official with no birth certificate or official papers, you simply did not exist."
All that remained was an emptied hand cart.
Eventually, Joan's break came one day in 1952 when she took a train to East Berlin, managed to cross into West Berlin, and bluffed her way aboard a plane to Hamburg, West Germany. She was free at last.
In West Germany, she met a GI named Bill Clark. They married on May 5, 1955 in Basel, Switzerland. She immigrated to America with her new husband. The family settled in Clark's native California.
Many years later, as Bill and Joan perused an antique shop in Los Angeles, Joan let out a cry. “That's it! There it is!". Bill turned, expecting to see the perfect kitchen table. What he saw was a perfect copy of the Brauner family hand cart, battered and imported from Europe. They brought it home, a metaphor of the Brauner family's losses to communism.
Joan Brauner Clark despised communism even more than did Bill Clark and Ronald Reagan because she lived it. But it would be Bill's and Reagan's task to undermine it.
That relationship began one day in 1964, when Bill and Joan were attending a Goldwater rally at the LA Sports Coliseum, where Ronald Reagan was speaking. They were immediately impressed. “We turned to each other and said "This is it, this is the man" said Joan. They agreed that if this man ran for office, they would not only support him but volunteer for his campaign.
Neither could have imagined where that would lead. Bill became Governor Reagan's chief of staff; would be appointed by Governor Reagan to the California Supreme Court; would become President Reagan's crucial national security adviser; would be President Reagan's liaison to John Paul II's Vatican; and more. The Clark-Reagan relationship was the single most important in laying out the plan to take down Soviet communism, a goal the Brauner family would have applauded.
Of course, Joan Brauner Clark was more than a Cold War figure. She was a wonderful mother of five children, and grandmother to even more. Among her and her husband's numerous charitable works was the construction of a gorgeous mountaintop church in Paso Robles, California, encompassed by a 17th century Spanish ceiling that Joan cleaned herself, tile by tile, with a toothbrush. That chapel celebrated her life in an overflowing funeral Mass on April 25.
Joan Brauner Clark never hesitated to give, even after political bandits had once robbed her of everything. She died with her husband and American family at her side, in the Clark home, surrounded by lots of love and only a few feet from an old rickety hand cart that rests near the entry to the Clark home.

Paul Kengor is professor of political science and executive director of the Center for Vision & Values at Grove City College. He is co-author, with Patricia Clark Doerner, of The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan’s Top Hand (Ignatius Press, 2007). 
Brauner, Joan Martha (I202091121744)
John H. Brown and his second wife Eliza Starnes Brown had only one child: James Leonard Brown, born on 5-22-1863. James Leonard Brown was only three months old when his Father went off to war.
James Leonard married Delilah C. Falls on 7-24-1881 in Greene County. James Leonard and Delilah lived in Greene County until about 1894. They were in Independence County, Missouri, by 1895.
The children of James Leonard and Delilah Falls Brown were: (a) Jennie Brown born c. 1882 in Tennessee, who married W.T. Dodson; (b) John M. Brown born c. 1887 in Tennessee; (c) Anna Brown born c. 1889 in Tennessee, who married Walter Benton; (d) Mattie P. Brown born c. 1892 in Tennessee, who married Will Scott; (e) Flora Bell Brown, born c. 1895 in Arkansas, who married Isaac L. Dodd; (f) William M. Brown born c. 1897; (g) Sarah Irene Brown born c. 1901; (h) Clarence Earl Brown born c. 1904; (i) Floy D. Brown born c. 1908; and (j) Claude D. Brown born c. 1912. 
Starnes, Eliza (I202075114250)
John was the son of Edward Bert Harkins & Eva Lena Miller. He married Valentine Mae Stoneking in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa on 20 May 1922.
John & Mae had one child together: Mary Warrine Harkins. He never remarried after their divorce.
John worked in the oil fields around Taft, Kern County, California when he first moved to California from Iowa. Later he worked in a construction company where he eventually died from the results of a cerebral contusion caused by a hit on the head by a chain hoist. 
Harkins, John Edward (I202091278979)
140 At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld. Living (I34554072339)
Loyd Samuel Breckinridge GOODWIN was a Union Veteran of the Civil War in Company F, 26th and Company A, 33rd Kentucky Infantry. 
Goodwin, Loyd Samuel Breckinridge (I201003746985)
Lucy was widow Heir of John in his 1836 Will in KY Clark Co, along with their then-living children:
Isy (Abey) Ragland wife of Dudly Ragland;
Mariah Miller wife of Harrison Miller;
Dalila Miller wife of James Miller;
Mildred Williams wife of Original R. Williams;
John B. Flynn;
Dudley G. Flynn;
and, Mason H. Flynn.
[Bk 8, pp.492-493; Bk 9, pp.42-44, 83-87, 279-281, 343-345, 355-356; Bk 10, pp.94-95, 348-349, 351, 369; and more.]

Lucy's estate was Inventoried and Sold in 1852. Purchasers were Mason Flynn, Dudley Flynn, O.R. Williams, D. Flynn, James Ramsey, John J. Flynn, Thomas Green, Andrew G. Tap, John B. Flynn, Alexr Ramsey, A. Ramsey, and George Tracy. Administrator was Leonard Beall. Her estate was settled in 1853. [Bk 13, pp.221-223,417]

[B9B, 2014 Apr 9]

The surname of PARRISH is doubtful for Lucy. The name of BROWNING has not been proven. Her maiden name remains unknown.

[B9B, 2015 Feb 18] 
Browning, Lucinda (I200137638910)
Gracher, William Raymond (I202082615875)
Margaret was the wife of John A. McCabe of Grass Valley. She was listed in the 1870 census for Grass Valley at age 32, born in Ireland. John was listed at age 32 born in Pennsylvania 1838. Children born in California: Ann age 6, Mary age 5, Andrew age 3 and Margaret age 1.
No 1880 or 1890 census were found, but by the 1900 census she had passed, as John was listed at age 60, widower living on S. Auburn Street in Grass Valley with his daughter Mary age 36, son Andrew age 34, son Hugh age 29, and son Thomas age 26.
Note: Margaret and John A. McCabe's grandson Clarence, their son Hugh and Rosaline's child, is buried in the family plot and has the beautiful monument there.
Created by: Kat B
Record added: Sep 18, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 170097397 
Blake, Margaret (I202061486836)
Marie Cordelie was was baptized in St. Joseph Church in Burlington Vt on July 20 1884. Her god parents were Andre Plante and Julie Goyer.

Married George W Lounsbury on Jan 12, 1910 in Burlington, Vermont. She was the daughter of Paul Plant and Mary (Blair).

Cordelia is buried with her husband George. Also in this same lot is her brother Charles and her mother Mary Plant.

Note: In the same lot is a Howard Lounsbury, but it has been brought my attention, that this child actually was Howard Allen Peters. (Howard appears in the 1920 census as son of George and Cordelia Lounsbury). This child died in 1925 and listed as Harold Christopher Lounsbury on his death record; his birth record shows him as Howard Allen Peters.

Mary Cordelia died in the Fanny Allen Hospital in Colchester, Vermont. It stated she was the daughter of Paul and Mary (Blair) Plant. She died of heart disease. Personal information is assumed; was given by Mary Allen her daughter. 
Plant, Mary Cordelia (I202039492664)
Marriage Article:
"The journal overlooked two weddings last week, viz: Albert J. Reed and Miss Edith I. Rinehart(sp), both of Cedar on October 1, 1907, Rev. A. G. Voight officiating."
_____Daily Journal (Telluride, San Miguel County); Monday, Oct. 7, 1907; pg. 1

Courtesy: www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org 
Rhinehart, Edith Isabel (I200147005358)
Married to Minerva Johnson on October 24, 1876 in Crawford Co, Illinois. She was born 1857 in Illinois.


30 June 1860 census of Township 6 Range 14 (Oblong), Crawford County, IL, found Horatio and family living in dwelling #1153. Nearby in dwelling #1150 was Richard and Achsah (Miller) James.

Horatio James 44 OH farmer
Elizabeth 33 IL
Eliza 18 OH
Henry 16 IL
Absolom 14 IL
Mary 10 IL
Margaret 8 IL
Thomas 4 IL
Harriet 1 IL

18 July 1870 census of Oblong, Crawford County, IL, found the James family living in dwelling #158:

Richard James 41 IN - Farmer
Achsah 32 IL
Philoma 19 IL
Deborah 16 IL
Margaret 8 IL
Harriett 6 IL
Thomas M. 14 IL - Works on farm
Margaret F. 18 IL - House help (Margaret is the daughter of Horatio and Elizabeth James)
Charles B. Douglas 1 IL
Daniel Mock 28 OH - John D. Mock
Harriet J. Mock 20 IL - Mary Jane James 
James, Thomas M. (I34554070843)
Martha Evelina Smith was the daughter of Pleasant William Smith and Rachel Jane Easley. She was married very young to Moss H. Rutherford and had four children, a baby boy, Estella, Perry (Dick) and Goldie Rutherford. They divorced and Martha married Clair Williams and they had a son, Manvel Lee Williams. It is known she had an older brother, Charlie Smith and an Uncle Adam and Aunt Hannah (Easley) Elderkin. 
Smith, Martha Evelina (I202098974264)
Mary attended St. Joseph's Academy at O'connor and graduated in 1925. She later attended St. Paul Business College for two years.
Mary married John Harrahill on February 17, 1931 in Greeley. They lived on a farm at O'Connor until John passed away in 1973. She then moved to a farm by her son in St. Paul. The last year of her life, Mary lived at the Omaha Nursing Home. 
Maloney, Mary E (I34554081716)
Mary was still unmarried when her mother's estate was divided in Grayson County, Texas in 1871.

On the 1880 Census, Mary Gentry Bush was living away from her husband, with the family of John M and Pamelia Gentry in Grayson County. Living with her were her three young sons, Willie, Harry, and Marcus Roy. It is not known why they were seperated.

Mary and L.B. Bush are listed are heirs to W.G. Gentry on a land transaction in Hill County, Texas in 1883.

Bush, Mary E., b. Feb 20, 1850, d. Oct 6, 1933, 83y, TN-Gentry

Email from g-granddaughter, Carol Ann 'Krol' Stamper Chapas - TheKrol@juno.com to Lynell Cordell:

"Grandma Mary (everyone called her Mollie) was living with Pa & Granny (Wm. Clint, Sr. and Mary/Marie A.)when she died. They lived 25 miles south of Lawton according to her obituary. She died Friday, October 6, 1933 at 4:00 a.m. She had moved from Cave Springs in July of 1933 and had a stroke which left her partially paralyzed in August. She and Grandpa Lynn had been members of the Cave Springs Church of Christ, and they had owned a small hotel there for years. She is buried in Highland Cemetery which is somewhere in or near Lawton." 
Gentry, Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" (I34554106318)

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