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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
Odem Edward Austin Aug 27 1917 Jun 11 1991 US Army WW II S-3/R-5
Oden Amber Jun 21, 1921 Aug 3, 2011   S-3/R-5
Oglesby Aubry 1900 1976 - S-2/R-1
Oglesby Betty L. 1903 1982 - S-2/R-5
Oglesby Dan A. Jr. Mar 11 1926 Jan 12 1970 US Navy WW II S-2/R-6
Oglesby Elon 1900 1936 - S-2/R-1
Oglesby Frank B. 1902 1957 - S-2/R-5
Oglesby Helen 1914 1996 - S-2/R-1
Oglesby John R. Feb 23 1870 Aug 12 1958 - S-2/R-1
Oglesby Mary Sep 14 1872 Apr 11 1947 - S-2/R-1
Oliver Charles Billy Jan 11 1925 Mar 27 1927 - S-1/R-14
Oliver Charles N. Oct 10 1913 Mar 07 1996 US Army WW II S-2/R-2
Oliver Charles William Jan 20 1896 Oct 11 1979 - S-1/R-14
Oliver Ella 1872 1941 - S-2/R-2
Oliver Gina Sue Nov 06 1975 Nov 07 1987 - S-2/R-2
Oliver Jack Roger Jun 30 1928 Oct 05 1984 US Navy Korea S-1/R-14
Oliver Jessie J. Apr 10 1907 May 03 1900 m. Oct 14 1922 S-2/R-2
Oliver Jim 1889 1944 - S-1/R-14
Oliver Lela Sep 04 1898 Dec 06 1966 - S-1/R-14
Oliver Mattie Mar 29 1860 Feb 04 1947 - S-1/R-14
Oliver Sophia Mar 10 1913 - NDD S-2/R-2
Oliver Thomas J. Sr. Aug 26 1897 Apr 24 1993 m. Oct 14 1922 S-2/R-2
Oliver William A. Feb 10 1856 Oct 25 1948 - S-1/R-14
Olvier Cisero 1869 1963 - S-2/R-2
           

 

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