Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Gooseneck Greek Cemetery


Gooseneck Cemetery
Young County between Graham and Possum Kingdom Lake
Burials in Gooseneck Cemetery date from
shortly after the Civil War.


Photograph by Judith Richards Shubert (c) 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

J. B. Whittenburg for Tombstone Tuesday


J. B. Whittenburg
Born
Apr. 5, 1850
Died
Dec. 3, 1906

"Death is certain; the hour unseen."

"Thy Will be Done"
An open book and a single rose adorn the monument.

I think this is a very beautiful gravestone. The elements chosen for the monument are well done and dignified. The metal fencing was seen in several other areas of this cemetery. I wonder if it was placed there long after the death and burial. Since there is a concrete slab covering it and a small footer in place, maybe the entire plot was enclosed later.

Gooseneck Cemetery, Young County, Texas near Possum Kingdom Lake
Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2009 (c)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Orville Durham, 1916-1974 - Tombstone Tuesday

Orville Durham
Jan. 15, 1916
Dec. 4, 1974

Veales Creek Cemetery
Stephens County, Texas
Near Possum Kingdom Lake


Veales Creek Cemetery, Stephens Co., Texas,
off Hwy. 1148 between Graham and Caddo
Picture taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2008 (c)



Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Gooseneck Cemetery - Tombstone Tuesday


Portis Ribble
"He Loved Life and Saw Good Days"
7 - 23 - 31


Gooseneck Cemetery, Young County, Texas near Possum Kingdom Lake
Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2009 (c)

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Touching Farewell to Mollie & Maggie Houx

Farewell
In Memory of
Mollie. E.
wife of
A. Houx.
Born Apr 3. 1845.
Died Mar 31. 1880.

Maggie. E.
Dau of A. & M. E. Houx.
Born Mar 19. 1880
Died Sept 14. 1880


Alexander Houx was born in the year 1851 in Missouri. He married Mollie E. who was also born in Missouri on April 3, 1845. She died March 31, 1880, twelve days after giving birth to their daughter, Margaret E. "Maggie" Houx, on March 19. Baby Maggie lived only 5 short months before she followed her angel mother home on September 14th.

Alexander and Mollie had one other child, two-year old Omer A. Houx, born May 10, 1878 in Texas. Omer moved to Oregon as an adult but must have returned to Texas, as he is also buried in the Brad Cemetery.

Alexander and his two-year old son, Omer, were found in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Palo Pinto County, Texas, District 155, on page 126C. Alexander stated that he was a white, widowed 29-year old, born in Missouri in 1851 and that his father and mother were both born in Missouri, as well. Omer was shown as being born in Texas and the son of Alexander.

I could not determine what the gravestone was made of; however, it appeared as if the original marker had been broken, attached to a stone marker and then possibly broken again at the base. It is now lying on the ground. Over all, however, the memorial is a beautiful marker.

Sources:
This family was found on RootsWeb Freepages:Mark Murphy Genealogy and accessed by me March 7, 2009.
FamilySearch.org Census Search Records
Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert 1-22-2009 (c)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Brad Cemetery on Thomas Lindsey Land in Palo Pinto County

As the Texas Historical Commission sign dated 1998 states, the Brad Cemetery began with a few graves on Thomas Lindsey land in the 1870s. A traveler through the harsh terrain of north Texas lost his young daughter near there and Mr. Lindsey allowed him to bury her on his land. Soon after that Mr. Lindsey buried his own sister near the young girl.

I'm not sure if there has been a marker placed in the cemetery to mark the resting place of these two young girls, but according to the historical marker, the first marked grave is that of Tump Mapes, an infant buried in 1877.



TUMP
Son of
J. T. & E. A.
MAPES
Born June 23, 1877
Died Oct. 2, 1877


Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009 (c)
Brad Cemetery, Palo Pinto County, Texas

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday - March 3, 2009 - Raymond Aston


On a sunny day I walked toward the northwest corner of the country cemetery near Tolar with my eyes raised toward the metal fenced family plot that proved to belong to the Astons of Hood County. As I scanned the slight rise and small clump of cedar and oak that stood between me and my goal, I was taken by surprise by the tiny metal enclosure that was fashioned into what appeared to me to be a baby’s bed. The weeds and grass filled the inside of the plot with a beautiful little gravestone that could only be that of a child.


At first I thought I wouldn’t be able to read it as I could not step into it or reach down inside it to remove some of the weeds around the stone, but after taking several digital shots with my Olympus camera I was able to read it. The weeds were not as high as those in the larger Aston family plot that was adjacent to it.


Raymond Son

Of Ada & Charlie

ASTON

Born & Died

Jul 1, 1906


A stillborn baby is recorded in the Hood County Register of Births, 1903 – 1928,
born to Charlie Aston, residence Granbury, on July 1, 1906.
The baby’s birth is listed under Certificate #1199 which was filed the next day
on July 2, 1906, as white male, single birth, stillborn.
The mother’s name is not listed.



Sources:
Hood County Genealogical Society
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Tolar, Hood County, Texas
Pictures taken by Judith Richards Shubert, 2008 (c)

Aston Births Hood County 1903-1928

Wilborn ASTON

Cert. #35

17 July 1903

Sex M, S Birth, Race W, Leg * L, Alive

Father: Bob ASTON, Born TX

Mother: Florence WEEKS, Born Texas

Residence: Granbury

Date Filed: 17 Jul 1903


ASTON

Cert. #806

18 July 1905

Sex M, Single Birth, Race W, Leg L, Alive

Father: Hugh ASTON

Mother: Fannie

Residence: Granbury

Date Filed: 2 Aug 1905


ASTON

Cert. #1199

01 Jul 1906

Sex M, Single Birth, Race W, Leg. L, Stillborn

Father: Charlie ASTON

Residence: Granbury

Date Filed: 02 Jul 1906


ASTON, C. R.

Cert. #274

08 Jun 1911

Sex M, Single Birth, Race W, Leg L., Alive

Father: E. C. ASTON (a farmer)

Mother: Ada BEVELL

Residence: Granbury

Date Filed: 12 Jun 1911


ASTON, Iva 3

Cert. # -

14 Feb 1907

Sex F, Single Birth, Race W, Leg L., Alive

Father: Tom ASTON, Age 34, Born AL

Mother: Lizzie BEASLEY, Age 26, Born TX

Residence: Granbury

Date Filed: 04 Mar 1907


ASTON, Mildred Newton

Cert. #250

01 Apr 1911

Sex M, Single Birth, Race W, Leg. L, Alive

Father: Thomas ASTON, Age 38, Born AL

Mother: Lizzie BEASLEY, Age 30, Born TX

Residence: Tolar

Date Filed: 11 Apr 1911


ASTON, Nettie

Cert. #335

13 Oct 1911

Sex F, Single Birth, Race W, Leg. L, Alive

Father: Hugh ASTON

Mother: Gay BELT

Residence: Granbury

Date Filed: 16 Oct. 1911


ASTON, Oda B.

Cert. #1264

14 Aug 1906

Sex F, Single Birth, Race W, Leg. L, Alive

Father: R. C. ASTON

Mother: Florence WEEK

Residence: Tolar

Date Filed: 01 Sep 1906


ASTON, Roy Lee

Cert. #1322

29 Aug 1906

Sex M, Single Birth, Race W, Leg. L, Alive

Father: Hugh ASTON, Age 33, Born TX

Mother: Eyla Gazzie, Age 22, Born TX

Residence: HC

Date Filed: 02 Oct. 1906


ASTON, Travis Hayden

Cert. #94

24 Jul 1918

Sex M, Single Birth, Race W, Leg. L, Alive

Father: Bernie ASTON, Age 22, Born TX

Mother: Myrtle NASH, Age 18, Born TX

Date Filed: 25 Jul 1918


*The LEG heading I assume to mean legitimate, as there are some that are filed “N” and the parents either have different last names or the father is not listed.

Sources:

Hood County Genealogical Society


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