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Westbrook Cemetery

If you have loved ones interned here and they are not listed or do not have markers,

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Photos by Bruce Carter and Becky Hudgins

Historical Marker: These two pioneer institutions, which began even before the town grew up here, were first housed in the same tiny, one-room building. The structure was erected in 1890 by local settlers when Westbrook was only a flag-stop on the Texas & Pacific Line. Located on a four-acre plot, the single classroom had rough, wooden benches and, at the front, one long "recitation bench", where pupils sat to recite their lessons from memory in typical 19th Century style. The school "year" then lasted three to six months. On Sundays this was the site of services for the Westbrook Baptist Church, organized 1890 with nine charter members, by the Rev. J.C. Burkett, Pastor of the Colorado (City) Church. Although sermons were given only once a month, Sunday school was held each week. Parishioners, who often lived miles away, would cook and pack basket lunches Saturday and spend all day Sunday at the church. The building was a social center for the widely scattered settlers. In 1902, as population increased, a new church was erected north of the school yard; and in 1905 the town provided a modern, two-story school building. The old structure was sold to a farmer for use as a barn. Only the cemetery remains at the site today. (1969)

WE WILL REMEMBER
WITH RESPECT.
We dedicate this memorial   
to the courageous men and 
women who have fought the 
battles of this great nation.
WITH GRATITUDE.
We Acknowledge the sacrifices 

they made to protect our homeland.
WITH REVERENCE.
We honor those veterans who 

have been laid to rest in this place.
UNITED WE STAND
Westbrook Cemetery Association,
May 27, 2002

Location: From I-20 in Westbrook, turn South on FM 670, cemetery is about 3/4 of a mile on your right.

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Transcriptions by Pat Hudgins, Bobbie Smith and Pearl Smith

Headstone Photos by Beth Love

Last First Birth Death Comments Sec/Row
A. R.L. Jul 17 1913 Jun 24 1927 - N-1/R-1
Adams John March 8, 1856 May 23, 1943 - S-1/R-7
Adams Mary J. Nov 09 1854 Jan 04 1940 - S-1/R-7
Adams William R. Jul 11 1857 Dec 29 1915 - S-1/R-7
Aguilla Beatrice Aug 18 1946 Aug 19 1946 - N-1/R-12

Aguinaga

Pauline G.

Jun 22 1938

May 4 2009

  Sec. N-1/R-27
Alexander Mattie Blanche Byrd Jul 29 1922 Mar 07 1947 - S-1/R-16
Allen Claude A. Aug 24 1899 May 02 1933 WW I N-1/R-1
Alvis C.M. "Doc" Mar 20 1904 Jun 29 1990 - S-2/R-2
Alvis Florine May 25 1895 Dec 10 1974 - S-2/R-2
Anderson A. G. Dec 14 1901 Mar 22 1991 m. May 26 1922 S-3/R-5
Anderson Albert Gerald Aug 16 1923 Sep 02 2003 m. Aug 23 1944; US Navy WWII S-3/R-5
Anderson Bonnie Mae Apr 16 1906 - NDD N-1/R-3
Anderson Jimmie Max Feb 26 1935 Feb 21 1900 USAF Vietnam N-2/R-4
Anderson Marcel B. Aug 27 1914 May 05 1985 - N-1/R-3
Anderson Minnie M. Pelton Jan 05 1905 Jun 05 2000 m. May 26 1922 S-3/R-5
Anderson Sara "Bolin" Dec 19 1926 Dec 17 2000 m. Aug 23 1944 S-3/R-5
Andrews Bertha Jul 13 1910 Mar 29 1989 - N-1/R-18
Andrews Edgar Feb 16 1902 Oct 07 1985 - N-1/R-18
Armstrong Ada Hart 1890 1977 - N-1/R-11
Armstrong Billie Mar 27 1928 Mar 27 1928 - S-1/R-6
Armstrong Dona Ella 1891 1939 - N-1/R-11
Armstrong Eddie Mae 1902 1984 - S-1/R-6
Armstrong Eula Bell Nov 22 1917 - NDD; m. Jun 13 1936 N-1/R-11
Armstrong James T. 1888 1973 US Army WW I S-1/R-1
Armstrong John A. Nov 16 1888 Dec 26 1926 - S-1/R-1
Armstrong Meldon L. Jul 27 1918 May 21 1948 US Air Force WW II S-1/R-1
Armstrong Powd P. 1892 1963 - N-1/R-11
Armstrong Ray C. Jan 06 1931 Feb 23 1931 - S-1/R-6
Armstrong Ronald Nov 09 1914 Dec 28 1965 - N-1/R-11
Armstrong Thomas Vance Apr 19 1917 Apr 17 1983 m. Jun 13 1936 N-1/R-11
Armstrong W. Bert 1899 1978 - S-1/R-6
Ashford Emra Leon May 13 1906 Jan 30 1982 - S-2/R-5

 

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