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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
Sanders Nora Jane Dec 22 1897 Jun 11 1967 - N-1/R-12
Sanders Thomas J. Jan 12 1905 Oct 16 1976 WW II N-1/R-12
Schafer Baby - - No Dates S-1/R-14
Schafer Carmen E. Aug 03 1887 Aug 29 1971 - S-1/R-14
Schafer John B. Jul 15 1881 Feb 13 1942 - S-1/R-14
Self - - - No Marker S-1/R-1
Self - - - No Marker S-1/R-1
Self - - - No Marker S-1/R-1
Self Dicie J. 1884 1981 - S-1/R-15
Self Dock L. 1889 1933 - S-1/R-15
Selvera Manuel Dec 24 1917 Nov 11 1991 US Army WW II S-3/R-6
Selvera Mariana V. Mar 09 1921 Apr 01 1991 - S-3/R-6
Shafer Beuman L. Dec 12 1911 Dec 27 1984 - S-1/R-16
Shafer Vera D. Aug 30 1914 May 21 1991 - S-1/R-16
Sharpe Mary Jo Nov 21 1938 Nov 16 1986 - S-2/R-6
Shaw Archie James Jan 26 1897 Aug 08 1970 US Army WW I N-2/R-6
Shaw Bessie Elizabeth Apr 09 1909 - NDD; m. Dec 17 1932 S-2/R-2
Shaw Delmar Lee Jan 18 1906 Nov 03 1972 m. Dec 17 1932 S-2/R-2
Shaw Delmar Lee Jr. Nov 27 1937 Nov 28 1937 - S-2/R-2
Shaw Eria M. Apr 14 1898 - NDD N-2/R-6
Shaw Jerry Lynn March 22, 1943 March 13, 2011   S-2-R-2
Shawn H.A. Mar 27 1915 Dec 27 1986 - S-3/R-2
Shawn Mattie Louise Feb 06 1916 Mar 31 2006 - S-3/R-2
Shelborne Abidel Cox 1884 1934 - S-1/R-12
Shyaw Bessie Apr 19 1909 Apr 27 2005 - S-2/R-2
Simmons - - - No Marker S-1/R-15

Skelton

Charles E.

Feb 23 1925

Mar 10 1966

Tech5 242 Inf 42 Inf Div

WW II

S-2/R-2

Skelton G.E. Nov 22 1854 Mar 04 1931 - S-1/R-6
Skelton James Estel Jr. May 28 1922 Dec 11 1980 US Army WW II S-2/R-2
Skelton James Estel Sr. Mar 13 1888 Oct 16 1953 - S-2/R-2
Skelton Mary E. Jan 11 1878 Dec 07 1953 - S-1/R-6
Skelton Mary Emma Jan 28 1892 May 30 1963 - S-2/R-2
Smartt George W. Apr 06 1850 Nov 10 1929 - N-1/R-8
Smartt Lee Emma Jun 23 1870 Jul 28 1960 - N-1/R-8
Smartt Sam Feb 28 1855 Dec 26 1906 - N-1/R-8
Smith Ardath Byrd Mar 02 1910 Feb 23 1902 - S-1/R-16
Smith Cindy G. Oct 03 1960 Jul 25 1988 - S-3/R-1
Smith Curtis J. Jul 21 1899 Mar 07 1968 - N-1/R-4
Smith Derwood Jesse May 11 1916 Aug 10 1916 - N-1/R-4
Smith Frances May 24 1881 Aug 07 1950 - N-1/R-4
Smith Francis May 09 1853 Oct 31 1939 - N-1/R-7
Smith Infant Jul 10 1908 Jul 10 1908 inf/o J.T. & A.S. Smith N-1/R-5
Smith Jewel Apr 13 1892 Apr 28 1978 - S-1/R-13
Smith Joe Jul 12 1892 May 02 1971 US Army WW I S-2/R-3
Smith Laura McKenney Feb 06 1916 Mar 17 1972 - N-1/R-2
Smith Mae Mar 31 1912 May 26 1960 - S-1/R-12
Smith Ollie B. Sep 17 1899 Sep 12 1984 - N-1/R-4
Smith W. L. Nov 01 1874 Jan 04 1925 - N-1/R-4
Smith Clyde E. Feb 22 1905 Jul 16 1981 US Navy WW II S-1/R-16
Smyth Henry Albert Apr 01 1921 Jun 25 1973 US Navy WW II N-1/R-5
Snider Charles L. Sep 04 1934 Oct 23 2004 - N-2/R-7
Snapka Dorothy Faye Hogue Jan 03 1930 Mar 01 2009 - Sec. S-1/R-3
Snowden Boley Rhea Jun 08 1916 Mar 13 1951 - S-1/R-16
Snowden Olivia Jane Oct 14 1944 Oct 29 1944 - S-1/R-16
Snowden Wayne Rhea 1947 1973 - S-1/R-16
Snowden Woodie W. May 02 1918 Jun 13 1951 US Army WW II S-1/R-16
Speed Claude Brad 1959 1991 - S-1/R-1
Stephenson Carmen E. Apr 25 1906 2002 m. Sep 30 1926 N-2/R-1
Stephenson Chester H. Nov 05 1924 May 09 1986 m. Sep 30 1926 N-2/R-1
Stevens Leon - - No Marker S-1/R-10
Stevens Maja Sep 01 1885 Nov 27 1921 - S-1/R-10
Stevens Martha - - No Marker S-1/R-10
Stevens Mother Glennie 1904 1983 - S-1/R-10
Stevens Thomas Alfred - Mar 28 1940 US Army WW I S-1/R-10
Steward Alex T. 1946 1980 USAF WW II S-2/R-4
Steward Millie "Toy" 1891 1966 - S-2/R-4
Steward Monroe 1886 1954 - S-2/R-4
Stiager Frank E. Feb 08 1874 Feb 08 1964 - N-1/R-10
Stiager Maudie E. Van Zandt Nov 02 1889 May 31 1964 - N-1/R-10
Stiger Ollie E. Oct 13 1910 Feb 27 1925 - S-1/R-1
Stokes Annie B. Aug 05 1894 Jul 12 1955 - N-2/R-2
Stokes Herman Lee January 11, 1919 March 20, 2011   S-2-R-2
Stokes Newell W. Oct 31 1890 Mar 29 1986 - N-2/R-2
Stoneman Lottie Davis Jun 24 1895 Jan 31 1980 - S-1/R-14
Strange Gwan C. 1917 1996 US Army Air Force S-1/R-13
Strange Lena B. 1921 1983 - S-1/R-13
Strickland George M. Nov 28 1882 Apr 01 1904 - N-1/R-5
Strickland Tom P. May 28 1858 Feb 11 1905 - N-1/R-5
Sullivan Herman E. Apr 20 1918 Aug 23 1980 US Navy WW II S-1/R-1
Sullivan Lillian Iona Apr 16 1925 Jun 03 1902 - S-1/R-1
Summers Orvil L. Sep 13 1922 Nov 18 1960 - N-1/R-18
Surginer Baby - - No Dates N-1/R-10
Swanson Mrs. N.J. Dec 26 1858 Feb 21 1937 - S-2/R-2
Sweeney Dabney D. 1877 Jan 17 1909 - N-1/R-9
           

 

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