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Westbrook Cemetery

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

please contact me by email: Christina Palmer-Mitchell County Coordinator 

 

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

Kelly

Byron David

Sep 23 1947

Feb 19 1951

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S-1/R-13

Kelly

Barbara A. Parham

Oct 13 1953

Feb 21 1971

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S-1/R-12

Kelly

Catherine Leigh

Jul 22 1970

Dec 05 1970

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S-1/R-13

Kelly

Eugene

Jan 27 1922

Feb 17 1986

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Kelly

Lawrence Dywane

Jun 22 1949

Feb 21 1971

US Army WWII

S-1/R-12

Kelly

Lorene

Sep 21 1948

Mar 25 1987

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N-3/R-7

Kelly

Mildred

NBD

Aug 11 1982

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King

Gloria Lee

Oct 03 1923

Oct 03 1923

d/o A.F. King

S-1/R-11

King

Johnny

May 14 1931

Jul 08 2007

 

Sec. S-1/R-6

Kiser

Jack Edward

1931

1957

Military Service

S-2/R-5

Kitchens

Bray Colman

Mar 15 1844

Jun 19 1925

Tennessee CSA

S-1/R-11

Kitchens

Parthena

N/A

N/A

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S-1/R-11

Kitchens

Sarah Rodicia

Nov 06 1865

Nov 01 1950

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S-1/R-11

Koene

Gladys Naomi

1912

1936

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S-2/R-1

           

 

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