Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson Jr.

M, ID# 22701, b. 8 March 1929, d. 29 June 2015
  • Note*: He attended The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina; graduated from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois; and received his Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He was an ordained minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and served pastorates in Gadsden, Alabama, Birmingham, Alabama, Rock Hill, South Carolina, and St. Louis. Missouri.8

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his picture, is here.
  • Last Edited: 2 Mar 2021

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 482 (naming Samuel Donald Fortson as his father).
  2. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, p. 482 (naming Edith Kathryn Marks as his mother).
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 482, 483 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., memorial no. 148774023, viewed on 31 Dec 2020 (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S1804] Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., online at Harwood Home for Funerals, Black Mountain, N.C., https://tinyurl.com/euz6nd34, viewed on 2 Mar 2021 (not giving the date or the place but giving his age as 86 when he died on 29 Jun 2015).
  6. [S1804] Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., memorial no. 148774023, viewed on 31 Dec 2020.
  8. [S1804] Obituary for Rev. Samuel Donald Fortson, Jr., online, above.

Dr. George Rufus Lacy Jr.

M, ID# 22703, b. 6 November 1920, d. 10 September 1987
  • Note*: He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.S. degree in 1942 and an M.D. degree in 1943. He served since 1952 as head pathologist at Memorial Mission Hospital in Asheville, North Carolina.1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestones, is here.
  • Last Edited: 31 Dec 2020

Family: Catherine Barksdale Fortson b. 9 Jun 1924, d. 4 Oct 2000

Citations

  1. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson (1742-1824) and Some of His Descendants—Early Settler of Elbert County, Georgia (Danielsville, Ga.: Heritage Papers, 1973), p. 483.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Dr. George Rufus Lacy, Jr., memorial no. 148390149, viewed on 31 Dec 2020.
  3. [S27] John Wright Boyd, A Family History: Lt. Thomas Fortson, etc., above, pp. 482-83 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Catherine Fortson Lacy, memorial no. 178372840, viewed on 31 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Dr. George Rufus Lacy, Jr., memorial no. 148390149, viewed on 31 Dec 2020 (not giving the date or the place).

Lucille Pauline Lowry

F, ID# 22707, b. 18 November 1913, d. 26 December 1986

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestones, is here.
  • Last Edited: 9 Jan 2021

Family: William Henry Walker b. 28 Sep 1909, d. 29 May 1989

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucille Pauline Lowry Walker, memorial no. 138215156, viewed on 9 Jan 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for William Henry 'Bill' Walker, memorial no. 138215146, viewed on 9 Jan 2021.

Flora Nell Loggins

F, ID# 22708, b. 22 May 1947, d. 8 January 2021

Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, from her online obituary.
  • Note*: She was a member of the Living Waters Holiness Church in Colbert, Georgia and pastor of True Pentecostal Church of Danielsville, Georgia.1

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her picture, is https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/220889844/flora-nell-fortsonhere.
  • Last Edited: 12 Jan 2021

Family: Charles David Fortson b. 26 Jul 1935, d. 11 Jan 2003

Citations

  1. [S1795] Obituary for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, online at Ivie Funeral Home, Commerce, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/y24pjp9g, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, memorial no. 220889844, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  4. [S1795] Obituary for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, memorial no. 220889844, viewed on 12 Jan 2021 (giving the cemetery but not the date).

Charles David Fortson

M, ID# 22709, b. 26 July 1935, d. 11 January 2003
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Army in the Panama Canal Zone from 1958 to 1960 and was retired from BellSouth, with thirty-five years' service. Following retirement, he worked for Georgia Security and McLane Southeast. He was also retired pastor of Kingdom of Jesus Ministries.12

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2021

Family: Flora Nell Loggins b. 22 May 1947, d. 8 Jan 2021

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  6. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online at Madison County, Georgia GenWeb, https://tinyurl.com/y4eqtns8, atributed to The Madison County Journal, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (not giving the date but stating that he was a native of Madison County, Ga.).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Flora Nell Loggins Fortson, memorial no. 220889844, viewed on 12 Jan 2021.
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021 (giving the date and the place).
  9. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 12 Jan 2021 (giving the place but not the date).
  11. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  12. [S1796] Obituary for Charles David Fortson, online, above.

Jeffie Morford

F, ID# 22710, b. 27 May 1905, d. October 1984

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 13 Jan 2021

Family 1: R. G. Gorrell

Family 2: Walter Ward Clopton Jr. b. 7 Jul 1889, d. 6 Apr 1960

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Jeffie Morford Clopton, memorial no. 170773718, viewed on 13 Jan 2021.
  2. [S1757] Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Jeffie Morford and R. G. Gorrell, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (it being unclear whether the place of marriage was Jefferson County, Texas or the town of Jefferson, Texas, which is in Marion County).
  3. [S1548] Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for W. W. Clopton and Mrs. Jeffie Morford Gorrell, record no. 6606 (giving the date and the place).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Walter Ward Clopton, memorial no. 170773736, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (not giving the date or the place).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jeffie Morford Clopton, memorial no. 170773718, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (not giving the date or the place).

R. G. Gorrell

M, ID# 22711
  • Last Edited: 13 Jan 2021

Family: Jeffie Morford b. 27 May 1905, d. Oct 1984

Citations

  1. [S1757] Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Jeffie Morford and R. G. Gorrell, viewed on 13 Jan 2021 (it being unclear whether the place of marriage was Jefferson County, Texas or the town of Jefferson, Texas, which is in Marion County).

Will David Fortson

M, ID# 22712, b. 1914, d. 1998

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2021

Family: Lucy Caudell b. 6 Aug 1915, d. 30 Sep 1960

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Christopher Columbus Fortson, memorial no. 64392430, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Martha Naomi Chathem as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Naomi Chatham Fortson, memorial no. 45127103, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Martha Naomi Chatham as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Will David Fortson as his father).

Lucy Caudell

F, ID# 22713, b. 6 August 1915, d. 30 September 1960

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Jan 2021

Family: Will David Fortson b. 1914, d. 1998

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Will David Fortson, memorial no. 62568847, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Charles David Fortson, memorial no. 89510246, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Lucy Caudell Fortson, memorial no. 118872069, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Lucy Caudell as his mother).

Blanche Fortson

F, ID# 22714, b. 3 December 1927, d. 13 April 2014

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2021

Family: Henry Elmo Carter b. 31 Jul 1924, d. 20 Feb 2014

Citations

  1. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/y3lt35ep, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Christopher Columbus Fortson as her father).
  3. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (naming Naomi Chatham as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming Naomi Chatham as her mother).
  5. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (giving the date and the place).
  7. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (stating that they had been married sixty-seven years).
  8. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/yxo3zbyb, viewed on 17 Jan 2021.
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  11. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above.
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (giving the place but not the date).
  13. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online, above (giving the date and the place).

Henry Elmo Carter

M, ID# 22715, b. 31 July 1924, d. 20 February 2014
  • Note*: Henry lived in Madison County, Georgia all his life. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was employed by Chicopee Mills until retirement.3

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 17 Jan 2021

Family: Blanche Fortson b. 3 Dec 1927, d. 13 Apr 2014

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  2. [S1800] Obituary for Blanche Fortson Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/y3lt35ep, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (stating that they had been married sixty-seven years).
  3. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online at Lord and Stephens Funeral Homes, Danielsville, Ga., https://tinyurl.com/yxo3zbyb, viewed on 17 Jan 2021.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Blanche Fortson Carter, memorial no. 89461725, viewed on 16 Jan 2021.
  5. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online, above (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (giving the date and the place).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Henry Elmo Carter, memorial no. 89461728, viewed on 16 Jan 2021 (naming the cemetery but not giving the date).
  8. [S1801] Obituary for Henry Elmo Carter, online, above (giving the date and the place).

Luetta ('Lou') DeLashmutt

F, ID# 22716, b. 9 May 1925, d. 16 November 2020
  • Note*: She attended the DeLashmutt Country School and the Onawa (Iowa) High School. She was an inspector for the Army Signal Corps in Des Moines, Iowa, St. Louis, Missouri, Omaha, Nebraska, and Sioux City, Iowa. In Sioux City, she met and married Samuel Bottaro, who was stationed at the Sioux City air base. They moved to Salix, Iowa in the late 1960s. In the 1970s, she was the first person hired at the Iowa Welcome Center at the Sergeant Bluff rest area, and she continued to serve travelers there for more than thirty years. She retired in 2005, after which she moved to Holy Spirit Retirement Home in Sioux City.3
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2021

Family: Samuel Bottaro b. 22 Jun 1920, d. 22 Apr 1995

Citations

  1. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, Iowa, https://tinyurl.com/1uyzyu7s, viewed on 11 Feb 2021 (naming Dudley DeLashmutt as her father).
  2. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online, above (naming Edith Olson as her mother).
  3. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online, above.
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Samuel D. Bottaro, memorial no. 60296489, viewed on 11 Feb 2021.

Samuel Bottaro

M, ID# 22717, b. 22 June 1920, d. 22 April 1995

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 11 Feb 2021

Family: Luetta ('Lou') DeLashmutt b. 9 May 1925, d. 16 Nov 2020

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Samuel D. Bottaro, memorial no. 60296489, viewed on 11 Feb 2021.
  2. [S1802] Obituary for Luetta Bottaro, online at Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sioux City, Iowa, https://tinyurl.com/1uyzyu7s, viewed on 11 Feb 2021.

James Kenneth ('Kenny') Barnhardt III

M, ID# 22721, b. 24 May 1959, d. 23 November 2014
  • Last Edited: 15 Apr 2021

Family: Debra Dale Nicholson b. 8 Jun 1962, d. 11 Apr 2021

Citations

  1. [S1574] North Carolina Birth Index, 1800-2000, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Jas Kenneth Barnhardt III, viewed on 14 Apr 2021.
  2. [S1818] "Barnhardt, Nicholson Vows Said," The Daily Independent, Kannapolis, North Carolina, 9 Mar 1980, p. 4-D, col. 1, online at https://tinyurl.com/w6z6p8rx, viewed on 4/15/2021 (giving the date and the place and stating that the wedding took place at noon).
  3. [S1815] Obituary for Debra Dale Nicholson Barnhardt, Independent Tribune, Concord and Kannapolis, N.C., 14 Apr 2021, online at https://tinyurl.com/uznwamf7, viewed on 14 Apr 2021 (not giving the date or the place).
  4. [S1816] U.S., Cemetery and Funeral Home Collection, 1847-Current, online at https://www.ancestry.com, record for James Kenneth Barnhardt III, viewed on 14 Apr 2021.

James Walter Roberts

M, ID# 22733, b. 12 January 1921, d. 12 January 1921

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 16 Apr 2021

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Walter Roberts, memorial no. 94938012, viewed on 16 Apr 2021 (naming Fannie Lucile Roberts as his mother on joint gravestone).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Fannie Lucille Roberts, memorial no. 94937958, viewed on 16 Apr 2021 (naming Fannie Lucile Roberts as his mother on joint gravestone).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Walter Roberts, memorial no. 94938012, viewed on 16 Apr 2021 (naming Jesse Roberts as his father on joint gravestone).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Jesse Roberts, memorial no. 161876247, viewed on 16 Apr 2021 (naming Jesse Roberts as his father on joint gravestone).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Walter Roberts, memorial no. 94938012, viewed on 16 Apr 2021.

Verna Alpine Harper

F, ID# 22735, b. 1 November 1909, d. 19 October 2012

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2021

Family: Cecil Beard b. c 1907

Citations

  1. [S1530] Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981, online at https://www.familysearch.org, (naming Verna King as her mother).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Verna Alpine Harper Beard, memorial no. 197266287, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming Verna King as her mother).
  3. [S1530] Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981, online at https://www.familysearch.org, (naming G. W. Harper as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Verna Alpine Harper Beard, memorial no. 197266287, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming George Walter Harper as her father).
  5. [S1530] Texas Births and Christenings, 1840-1981, online at https://www.familysearch.org
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Verna Alpine Harper Beard, memorial no. 197266287, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.

David King Harper

M, ID# 22736, b. 4 December 1919, d. 17 March 1924
  • Obituary*: "ONE DEAD AND FOUR INJURED RESULT TWO CROSSING ACCIDENTS
       "DAVID HARPER DEAD AS RESULT INJURIES RECEIVED IN WRECK
       "AUTOMOBILE AND INTERURBAN CRASHED NEAR RICE. THREE WERE HURT
       "David Harper, 5, son of Walter Harper of Rice, died in the County Hospital at 2:30 o’clock Tuesday morning as the result of injuries received about 5 o’clock Monday afternoon when the Dallas-Corsicana Interurban struck the car in which he was riding with his rather and Grady Crawford, aged 5.
       "Mr. Harper and the boys were in a Ford coupe and had driven across the track at Rice where the accident occurred. The car turning down the track had not gotten far enough away to avoid being struck by the approaching limited car, and was not seen by the motorman in time to come to a stop before the crash. The coupe was knocked end over end. The injured were picked up and brought to Corsicana on the next Interurban and taken to the hospital.
       "Mr. Harper was driving the coupe and did not see or hear the fast approaching Interurban before being struck.
       "Motorman O. F. Sizemore and Conductor W. L. Darr were manning the limited Interurban.
       "The body of the Harper boy was sent to Rice by the Sutherland Undertaking company early today. Funeral services will be held sometime Wednesday with burial in the cemetery at Chatfield.
       "The little Crawford boy’s condition is regarded as extremely serious. Trepanning to relieve the fractured skull pressure from the brain was done this morning."6
  • Note*: He died from injuries received when the car in which he was riding was struck by an interurban car about nine hours earlier. His father, who was driving, was injured, and another passenger, also a five-year-old boy, also was killed.7

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2021

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for David King Harper, memorial no. 82105410, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming George Walter Harper as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George Walter Harper, memorial no. 69711095, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming George Walter Harper as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for David King Harper, memorial no. 82105410, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming Verna King as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Verna King Harper, memorial no. 82105441, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming Verna King as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for David King Harper, memorial no. 82105410, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.
  6. [S1827] "Automobile and Interurban Crashed Near Rice," Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas, 18 Mar 1924, p. 1, col. 1, online at https://tinyurl.com/2ct48vjv, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (reprinted here with consent of the Corsicana Daily Sun).
  7. [S1827] "Automobile and Interurban Crashed Near Rice," online, above.

Betty Harper

F, ID# 22737, b. 26 July 1922, d. 5 May 2012

Betty Harper Baker-Bratton.
  • Note*: For many years she owned Harpers, a retail store in Edna, Texas.9

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2021

Family 1: Ralph Terrell Baker b. 5 Jul 1921, d. bt 16 Dec 1999 - May 1999

Family 2: Col. Eugene Talmadge Bratton b. bt 26 Dec 1915 - May 1915, d. 17 Apr 2002

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Betty Harper Baker Bratton, memorial no. 89763512, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming George Walter Harper as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for George Walter Harper, memorial no. 69711095, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming George Walter Harper as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Betty Harper Baker Bratton, memorial no. 89763512, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming Verna King as her mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Verna King Harper, memorial no. 82105441, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (naming Verna King as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Betty Harper Baker Bratton, memorial no. 89763512, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Ralph Terrell Baker, memorial no. 50559858, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Betty Harper Baker Bratton, memorial no. 89763512, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (giving the year but no other information).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Col. Eugene Talmedge Bratton, memorial no. 7539073, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (giving the date and the place, attributing the information to Texas Marriage Index).
  9. [S1829] Obituary for Betty Baker-Bratton, Victoria Advocate, Victoria, Texas, 19 Oct 2012, online at https://tinyurl.com/3fpxwwcd, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.

Ralph Terrell Baker

M, ID# 22738, b. 5 July 1921, d. between 16 December 1999 and May 1999

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2021

Family: Betty Harper b. 26 Jul 1922, d. 5 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Ralph Terrell Baker, memorial no. 50559858, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Betty Harper Baker Bratton, memorial no. 89763512, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.

Col. Eugene Talmadge Bratton

M, ID# 22739, b. between 26 December 1915 and May 1915, d. 17 April 2002
  • Note*: He was a colonel in the U.S. Army and served in World War II, the Korean Conflict, and the Vietnam War. He was buried with full military honors.1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2021

Family: Betty Harper b. 26 Jul 1922, d. 5 May 2012

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Col. Eugene Talmedge Bratton, memorial no. 7539073, viewed on 21 Apr 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Betty Harper Baker Bratton, memorial no. 89763512, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (giving the year but no other information).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Col. Eugene Talmedge Bratton, memorial no. 7539073, viewed on 21 Apr 2021 (giving the date and the place, attributing the information to Texas Marriage Index).

Cecil Beard

M, ID# 22740, b. circa 1907
  • Last Edited: 21 Apr 2021

Family: Verna Alpine Harper b. 1 Nov 1909, d. 19 Oct 2012

James Marshall Starr

M, ID# 22741, b. 19 November 1907, d. 14 November 1974

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2021

Family: Eula Lee Patterson b. 17 Feb 1906, d. 9 Apr 1987

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Marshall Starr, memorial no. 15656036, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming James Monroe Starr as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Monroe Starr, memorial no. 14188400, viewed on 26 Jul 2018 (naming James Monroe Starr as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marshall Starr, memorial no. 15656036, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming Della Starr as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della Starr, memorial no. 14188406, viewed on 26 Jul 2018 (naming Della Starr as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marshall Starr, memorial no. 15656036, viewed on 26 Apr 2021.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eula Lee Patterson Starr, memorial no. 15656045, viewed on 29 Apr 2021.
  7. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for James Marshall Starr, Jr., register no. 39832 (naming James Marshall Starr as his father).
  8. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Della Josephine Starr (naming James Marshall Starr as her father).
  9. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Marshall Starr as her father).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marshall Starr, memorial no. 15656036, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming Marshall Starr as her father).
  11. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Travis Jerry Starr, state file no. 51969 (naming James Marshall Starr as his father).
  12. [S1834] Obituary for Travis Jerry Starr, Alice Echo-News Journal, Alice, Texas, 13 Jul 2009, online at https://tinyurl.com/mtyzuhhb, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Marshall Starr as his father). A similar obituary appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texas, on 12 Jul 2009 and is online at https://tinyurl.com/5ebtdpry

James Dalton Starr

M, ID# 22742, b. 12 March 1917, d. 18 May 1979

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2021

Family: Vivian Hibdon b. 21 Sep 1917, d. 31 Oct 1987

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Dalton Starr, memorial no. 14188419, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming James Monroe Starr as his father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Monroe Starr, memorial no. 14188400, viewed on 26 Jul 2018 (naming James Monroe Starr as his father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Dalton Starr, memorial no. 14188419, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming Della Starr as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della Starr, memorial no. 14188406, viewed on 26 Jul 2018 (naming Della Starr as his mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Dalton Starr, memorial no. 14188419, viewed on 26 Apr 2021.
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vivian Hibdon Starr, memorial no. 14188431, viewed on 29 Apr 2021.

Aileen Elizabeth Starr

F, ID# 22743, b. 8 June 1910, d. 24 May 1998

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her nameplate on her mausoleum crypt, is here.
  • Last Edited: 28 Apr 2021

Family: James Campbell Scruggs b. 3 Mar 1902, d. 6 Feb 1990

Citations

  1. [S1832] Standard certificate of birth (Texas State Board of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics) no. 20401 for Aileen Elizabeth Starr, reported by S. E. Mitchell, undated, with amendment filed by Mrs. J. C. Cox on 22 Mar 1973, image online at familysearch.org, https://tinyurl.com/9h422k74 and following image, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (naming James Starr as her father).
  2. [S1831] Obituary for Della Levering, The Light, San Antonio, Texas, 13 Feb 1968, p. 7, col. 2, online at https://tinyurl.com/uyjucvsv, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming Mrs. Della Levering as her mother).
  3. [S1832] Standard certificate of birth for Aileen Elizabeth Starr, online, above (naming Della White Starr as her mother).
  4. [S1832] Standard certificate of birth for Aileen Elizabeth Starr, online, above.
  5. [S1363] Social Security Death Index, online at http://www.genealogybank.com, record for Elizabeth A. Scruggs (giving the date but not the place).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Elizabeth A. Scruggs, memorial no. 110568766, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (giving the year but no other information).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Elizabeth A. Scruggs, memorial no. 110568766, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (naming James Campbell Scruggs as her husband).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Campbell Scruggs, memorial no. 110568785, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (naming Elizabeth A. Scruggs as his wife).
  9. [S1363] Social Security Death Index, online at http://www.genealogybank.com, record for Elizabeth A. Scruggs (giving the date; not giving the place but stating her last known residence was in San Antonio, Texas).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Elizabeth A. Scruggs, memorial no. 110568766, viewed on 28 Apr 2021.

James Campbell Scruggs

M, ID# 22744, b. 3 March 1902, d. 6 February 1990
  • Note*: He was a lifetime member of the Masonic Lodge, Alamo Lodge #44, where he served as Past Master of the lodge. He was also Past High Priest of the Royal Arch, Alzafar Shrine Temple.9

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of his nameplate on his mausoleum crypt, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2021

Family: Aileen Elizabeth Starr b. 8 Jun 1910, d. 24 May 1998

Citations

  1. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for James C. Scruggs (giving the complete date).
  2. [S1833] Obituary for James Campbell Scruggs, San Antonio Light, San Antonio, Texas, 10 Feb 1990, p. 20, col. 6, online at https://tinyurl.com/4jvzfhvv, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (not giving the date but stating that he was eighty-seven years old when he died on 6 Feb 1990).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for James Campbell Scruggs, memorial no. 110568785, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (giving the year but no other information).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Elizabeth A. Scruggs, memorial no. 110568766, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (naming James Campbell Scruggs as her husband).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Campbell Scruggs, memorial no. 110568785, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (naming Elizabeth A. Scruggs as his wife).
  6. [S1833] Obituary for James Campbell Scruggs, online, above (giving the date and the place).
  7. [S1559] Texas Death Index, 1964-1998, online at https://www.familysearch.org, (giving the date and the county).
  8. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Campbell Scruggs, memorial no. 110568785, viewed on 28 Apr 2021 (identifying the cemetery but not giving the date).
  9. [S1833] Obituary for James Campbell Scruggs, online, above.

Vivian Hibdon

F, ID# 22745, b. 21 September 1917, d. 31 October 1987

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes pictures of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2021

Family: James Dalton Starr b. 12 Mar 1917, d. 18 May 1979

Citations

  1. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Vivian Starr (giving the date but not the place).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Vivian Hibdon Starr, memorial no. 14188431, viewed on 29 Apr 2021.
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for James Dalton Starr, memorial no. 14188419, viewed on 26 Apr 2021.
  4. [S1559] Texas Death Index, 1964-1998, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Vivian Starr (giving the date and the place).
  5. [S1463] United States Social Security Death Index, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Vivian Starr (stating that she died in Oct 1987; not giving the place but stating that her last place of residence was Charlotte, Atascosa County, Texas).
  6. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Vivian Hibdon Starr, memorial no. 14188431, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (giving the date and the place).

Eula Lee Patterson

F, ID# 22748, b. 17 February 1906, d. 9 April 1987

Additional Resources

• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes a picture of her gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 30 Apr 2021

Family: James Marshall Starr b. 19 Nov 1907, d. 14 Nov 1974

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Eula Lee Patterson Starr, memorial no. 15656045, viewed on 29 Apr 2021.
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marshall Starr, memorial no. 15656036, viewed on 26 Apr 2021.
  3. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for James Marshall Starr, Jr., register no. 39832 (naming Eula Lee Patterson as his mother).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Eula Lee Patterson Starr as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eula Lee Patterson Starr, memorial no. 15656045, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Eula Patterson Starr as her mother).
  6. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Della Josephine Starr (naming Eula Lee Patterson as her mother).
  7. [S1529] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Travis Jerry Starr (naming Eula Lee Patterson as his mother).
  8. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Travis Jerry Starr, state file no. 51969 (naming Eula Lee Patterson as his mother).
  9. [S1834] Obituary for Travis Jerry Starr, Alice Echo-News Journal, Alice, Texas, 13 Jul 2009, online at https://tinyurl.com/mtyzuhhb, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Eula Patterson as his mother). A similar obituary appeared in the Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Corpus Christi, Texas, on 12 Jul 2009 and is online at https://tinyurl.com/5ebtdpry
  10. [S1529] Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Robert Sidney Starr, viewed on 30 Apr 2021 (naming Eula Lee Patterson as his mother).

Della Josephine ('Jo') Starr

F, ID# 22749, b. 19 September 1932, d. 14 June 2017
  • Note*: Her obituary described here as "charming, mischievous and known for her gift of gab."12

Additional Resources

• An image of her birth certificate is here.
• Her Find A Grave memorial, which includes her obituary, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2021

Family: John Thomas ('J.T.') Shaw Jr. b. 25 Oct 1925, d. 15 Mar 2013

Citations

  1. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Della Josephine Starr (naming James Marshall Starr as her father).
  2. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Marshall Starr as her father).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Marshall Starr, memorial no. 15656036, viewed on 26 Apr 2021 (naming Marshall Starr as her father).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Eula Lee Patterson Starr as her mother).
  5. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Eula Lee Patterson Starr, memorial no. 15656045, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (naming Eula Patterson Starr as her mother).
  6. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Della Josephine Starr (naming Eula Lee Patterson as her mother).
  7. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (giving the date and the county).
  8. [S1690] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935, online at https://www.familysearch.org, birth certificate for Della Josephine Starr (giving the date and the town).
  9. [S1528] Texas Marriages, 1966-2010, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Della J. Starr and John T. Shaw, Jr. (giving the date and the place).
  10. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Thomas 'J.T.' Shaw, Jr., memorial no. 106879381, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (not giving the place or the date but stating they had been married for twenty years when he died on 15 Mar 2013).
  11. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (not giving the date or the place).
  12. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021.

John Thomas ('J.T.') Shaw Jr.

M, ID# 22750, b. 25 October 1925, d. 15 March 2013
  • Note*: He served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from Union Carbide after working as a pipe fitter for twenty-eight years. He enjoyed fishing, especially for redfish. He was the oldest surviving charter member of Alamo Heights Baptist Church.1

Additional Resources

• His Find A Grave memorial, which includes his picture, his obituary, and pictures of his gravestone, is here.
  • Last Edited: 29 Apr 2021

Family: Della Josephine ('Jo') Starr b. 19 Sep 1932, d. 14 Jun 2017

Citations

  1. [S961] Find A Grave, online at http://www.findagrave.com, memorial for John Thomas 'J.T.' Shaw, Jr., memorial no. 106879381, viewed on 29 Apr 2021.
  2. [S1528] Texas Marriages, 1966-2010, online at https://www.familysearch.org, record for Della J. Starr and John T. Shaw, Jr. (giving the date and the place).
  3. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for John Thomas 'J.T.' Shaw, Jr., memorial no. 106879381, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (not giving the place or the date but stating they had been married for twenty years when he died on 15 Mar 2013).
  4. [S961] Find A Grave, online, above, memorial for Della 'Jo' Starr Shaw, memorial no. 180386164, viewed on 29 Apr 2021 (not giving the date or the place).