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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
Langley John A. Aug 07 1846 Dec 12 1927 US Military CSA N-1/R-3
Langley Louisa A. Aug 20 1847 Mar 23 1927 - N-1/R-3
Lankford Doyce Lee Sep 08 1941 Apr 10 1998 US Army S-3/R-7
Lasseter Harbert A. 1870 1956 - S-1/R-12
Lasseter John Emory Sep 09 1846 Sep 26 1934 Georgia C.S.A. S-1/R-12
Lasseter Kathryn Louellen 1873 1911 - S-1/R-12
Lasseter Margaret L. Powell 1884 1967 - S-1/R-12
Lasseter Mary Elizabeth 1850 1928 - S-1/R-12
Lasseter Ollie R. 1882 1916 - S-1/R-12
Lasseter Zachory T. 1880 1963 - S-1/R-12
Laverett Marvin Lee Aug 25 1922 Mar 12 1900 US Navy WW II S-3/R-1
Leach Ada Sep 28 1861 Jul 28 1923 w/o A.D. Leach N-1/R-15
Leach Asa D. 1871 1940 Spanish-American War N-1/R-15
Leach Eliza F. Jan 27 1905 Jun 20 1922 - N-1/R-15
Leach Gilbert R. Sep 23 1891 Aug 02 1979 - N-1/R-16
Leach Henry - - No Marker N-1/R-15
Leach Lacie C. Feb 06 1904 Apr 02 1970 - N-1/R-15
Leach Lula Jul 04 1913 Mar 29 2007 - Sec N-3/R-6
Leach Minnie Clyde Jun 16 1928 Jun 17 1928 d/o A.D. & Callie Leach N-1/R-15
Leach Vada Morris Jan 23 1897 May 26 1993 - N-1/R-16
Lesley T. 1856 1913 - S-1/R-12
Lessley T.L. 1956 1970 - S-1/R-12
Lewis Alva Vernon Dec 28 1906 May 16 1976 m. May 02 1925; Military Service N-2/R-2
Lewis Annie E. Jun 25 1907 Jun 04 1983 m. May 02 1925 N-2/R-2
Lewis Frankie Jean Jul 15 1938 Apr 24 2007 M: June 07 1955 S-1/R-5
Lewis James Marion Dec 11 1924 Mar 30 1932 - S-1/R-5
Lewis Jewell A. Jul 31 1904 Apr 06 1966 - S-1/R-5
Lewis Leona "Lee" Feb 10 1945 Jun 26 2007 - S-1/R-6
Lewis Jeff Welborn Dec 29 1901 Sep 26 1994 - S-1/R-5
Lewis R. - - No Marker N-1/R-1
Lewis Thomas E. Jul 31 1926 Feb 07 2007 - S-1/R-5
Lisman Willie Mae 1890 1976 - S-1/R-12
Little Alma Jane Jul 10 1908 Jul 02 1917 - N-1/R-2
Little H. Sandford Jan 01 1852 Jun 01 1915 - N-1/R-2
Little Tina Johnson Jan 07 1882 Dec 27 1961 - N-1/R-2
Lopez Buddy Mar 13 1914 Jan 25 1987 - N-3/R-3
Love Lillian Irene Sep 30 1932 Sep 13 2005 - N-2/R-6
           

 

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