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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
Palmer Bennie Lawrence May 04 1903 Aug 22 1992 m. May 20 1926 N-1/R-11
Palmer Delores Thelma Hart Mar 07 1909 Aug 16 1995 m. May 20 1926 N-1/R-11
Palmer Jack 1928 Feb 21 2004 US Army WW II N-1/R-11
Parker Edward M. Dec 28 1860 Dec 17 1916 - S-1/R-9
Parker Martha Ann Dec 25 1834 Mar 03 1913 - S-1/R-9
Parkinson Ecdie Nov 07 1889 Nov 18 1902 D/o S.E. & M. Parkinson N-1/R-5
Parrish Barbara Ann Feb 14 1940 Oct 17 1991 US Navy S-3/R-5
Parrish Gary Gene Jr. Jul 27 1962 Oct 04 1983 - S-3/R-5
Parsons Hilton Ray May 30 1934 Nov 10 2006 - S-3/R-2
Parsons Janie M. Jun 20 1936 Dec 08 1990 - S-3/R-2
Petty Ambrose 1849 1932 - S-1/R-9
Petty Freda M. Sep 08 1925 Oct 07 1986 - N-3/R-3
Petty Minerva J. 1862 1945 - S-1/R-9
Petty Roy Jan 24 1930 Oct 14 2005 - N-3/R-3
Phelan Lula Elliot Feb 17 1888 Feb 09 1973 - N-1/R-7
Phillips Dewey 1924 1997 US Army WW II N-1/R-13
Phillips T. W. 1835 1914 - S-1/R-5
Phillips Dewey Wayne Mar 10 1943 Dec 28 1901 - N-1/R-13
Phillips Ruby Inez Jul 12, 1924 Feb 22, 2012   N-1/R-14
Pierce Opal L. Feb 01 1921 - NDD m. Oct 17 1942 S-3/R-1
Pierce Willis L. "Speck" Oct 18 1912 Jan 20 1990 US Army WW II; m. Oct 17 1942 S-3/R-1
Pike Sarah Jane Apr 14, 1949 Apr 3, 2011   S-3/R-3
Pineda Manuel May 28 1896 Jun 21 1942 - N-1/R-17
Plummer Alma L. Jun 13 1929 Nov 18 1991 m. Jan 16 1948 S-1/R-3
Plummer Gertrude Aug 14 1916 Apr 18 1931 - S-1/R-3
Plummer John W. Jun 10 1887 Nov 23 1973 m. Jan 17 1907 S-1/R-3
Plummer Mary J. Nov 13 1889 Oct 25 1973 m. Jan 17 1907 S-1/R-3
Plummer Raymond 1922 1927 - S-1/R-3
Plummer Reeves W. Jan 09 1920 Oct 13 1997 m. Jan 16 1948; US Army WW II S-1/R-3
Pool Nancy H. Jan 25 1850 Sep 01 1942 - N-1/R-7
Pool Thomas Yancey 1849 Sep 12 1938 Cavalry CSA N-1/R-7
Pool Tommie Yancey Jr. Apr 08 1891 Mar 23 1905 - N-1/R-7
Pulis Virginia Jul 31 1937 May 14 1901 - N-1/R-13
           

 

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