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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
Gaddis Lee Roy"Blacky" Feb 14 1925 Apr 19 2007   S-1/R-13
Gaddis Lula M. Mar 12 1939 Oct 12 2009   N/2-R-6
Gaddis Lyndon Dec 13 1955 Sep 11 2005 - N-2/R-6
Gafford Luecrecy Payne Mar 20 1886 May 18 1935 - S-1/R-17
Gainey E. L. "Bob" Apr 27 1928 Oct 25 1988 US Navy WW II S-1/R-11
Gainey Helen Mar 05 1899 Feb 23 1973 - S-1/R-11
Gainey Hollis Aug 19 1897 Feb 06 1971 - S-1/R-11
Gainey Johnny L. Sep 02 1931 - NDD S-1/R-11
Garrett Doris Alma Dec 17 1913 May 08 1996 m. Nov 16 1930 S-3/R-7
Garrett Joseph Emerson May 27 1909 Feb 07 1996 m. Nov 16 1930 S-3/R-7
Garrison Tyler Levi May 26 1992 May 26 1992 - S-3/R-5
Geiger John Alvin 1924 Feb 11 1992 US Army WW II S-1/R-4
Geiger Marianne Apr 26 1962 Apr 26 1962 - S-1/R-4
Geiger Suzanne Apr 26 1962 Apr 26 1962 - S-1/R-4
Geiger Virginia 1925 1969 - S-1/R-4
Gilbert Bessie Young Jul 21 1889 Oct 15 1917 - S-1/R-4
Gill - - - No Marker S-1/R-7
Gilliam Danie Alma 1895 1940 - S-2/R-3
Gilliam Luther Evans 1891 1946 - S-2/R-3
Gilliam Mary L. 1876 1939 - S-2/R-3
Gilliam Mavis Lucille Nov 18 1918 Jun 02 1923 - N-1/R-5
Gilliam Thomas W. 1873 1939 - S-2/R-3
Gingerich Gertrude Danner Sep 23 1889 Jul 09 1975 - S-1/R-3
Gingerich Joseph Feb 07 1879 Dec 16 1959 - S-2/R-1
Gingerich Phil Sep 17 1913 - NDD m. Mar 02 1935 S-2/R-3
Gingerich Reba Jul 30 1915 Apr 03 1983 m. Mar 02 1935 S-2/R-3
Golden Alberta Young Oct 20 1882 Nov 04 1931 - S-1/R-4
Gonzales Nemecino Nov 01 1904 Mar 29 1901 - R-1/R-14
Gonzales Porfiria Sep 15 1913 Jul 05 1983 - R-1/R-14
Gonzales Raymundo April 26 1931 February 18 2010   Sec. N-1/R-14
Goode Frances Sep 12 1928 May 21 2004 - N-1/R-1
Goode Harold Henderson       Dec 12 1928 Feb 12 2008 - N-1/R-1
Goodrich J. - - No Dates S-1/R-5
Gonzalez Juana May 06 1950 Sep 23 2006   N-1/R-14
Gonzales Lucia R. Mar 3, 1933 Nov 22, 2011   N-14/R-2
Graham Henry J. Mar 21 1902 May 19 1923 - N-1/R-14
Graham Mrs. Henry J. - - No Dates N-1/R-14
Grant Ellis Calvin Dec 05 1896 Nov 08 1947 - S-1/R-3
Grant Estelle W. Nov 24 1896 Oct 08 1961 - S-1/R-3
Grant Lettia E. Oct 24 1873 Sep 28 1927 - S-1/R-3
Grant Thomas M. Feb 19 1862 Jun 10 1931 - S-1/R-3
Green Father - - No Marker S-1/R-10
Green George - - No Marker S-1/R-10
Green Joe - - No Marker S-1/R-10
Green Mother - - No Marker S-1/R-10
Gregory Clyde R. Oct 09 1918 Mar 02 1995 m. Sep F39015 1940 S-3/R-7
Gregory Ida Ellett Sep 12 1896 Jun 04 1988 - S-3/R-7
Gregory Iva Dec 02 1889 Mar 10 1928 - S-1/R-6
Gregory Kathleen Ann Jan. 18, 1948 Jan. 18, 1948 D/O Clyde & Kathleen Gregory  
Gregory Kathleen "Kay" May 15 1921 Oct 22 2008 m. Sep 15 1940 S-3/R-7
Gregory Richard Edward Feb 24 1892 Feb 16 1989 - S-3/R-7
Gregory S.K. Dec 01 1852 May 04 1912 - S-1/R-6
Gregory Sarah C. Dec 04 1858 Nov 03 1931 - S-1/R-6
Gregory Thomas "T. J." Nov 09 1887 Mar 05 1917 - S-1/R-6
Gregory Vicki Jean Jan 18 1958 Apr 30 1976 - S-2/R-2
Gressett Charles G. Jan 02 1896 Nov 15 1965 US Army WW I S-2/R-4
Gressett Edward P. 1863 1953 - -
Gressett Glayds Bullard Sep 12 1911 Jun 26 2003 m. Jul 03 1937 S-2/R-4
Gressett John Arthur May 06 1905 Jun 28 1947 USAF WW II S-2/R-4
Gressett Leroy Donald Oct 31 1929 Oct 08 1901 USAF Korea S-2/R-6
Gressett LeRoy E. Apr 15 1894 Mar 22 1969 WW I S-2/R-6
Gressett Melissa E. 1876 1954 - S-2/R-4
Gressett Thelma H. Apr 01 1898 Oct 03 1993 - S-2/R-6
Gressett Thomas William Oct 18 1910 Jul 03 2003 m. Jul 03 1937 S-2/R-3
Gressett Tilman B. Sep 03 1901 May 16 1958 - S-2/R-4
Griffin John Wesley 1859 1938 - S-2/R-3
Griffin Mattie Thomas 1870 1953 - S-2/R-3
Griffith Bill - 1937 - N-1/R-18
Griffith Ester O. Oct 22 1906 May 29 1992 m. Apr 21 1951 N-3/R-2
Griffith Jim - 1932 - N-1/R-18
Griffith Jimmy Allen Jan. 7, 1954 Nov. 16, 2010   N-2/R-2a
Griffith Leonard Edgar Apr 12 1915 Jan 16 1986 - N-1/R-18
Griffith Lois Betty May 14 1911 Jan 25 1990 - N-1/R-18
Griffith N.S. "Shorty" Mar 08 1907 Feb 07 1989 m. Apr 21 1951 N-3/R-2
Griffith Noel Dec 26 1881 Jun 01 1964 - N-1/R-18
Griffith Partheney Jan 24 1876 Oct 28 1914 d/o B.C.Kitchen S-1/R-11
Griffith Sallie Apr 17 1884 Nov 20 1977 - N-1/R-18
Guffey Stella H. Apr 03 1908 Jan 30 1909 d/o E.B. & M.E.Guffey N-1/R-4
           

 

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