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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
Talley Ruby - - No Marker N-1/R-1
Tate Ozella 1909 1987 - N-2/R-4
Tate Vernon 1912 1976 - N-2/R-4
Taylor 2 Infants - - No Markers S-1/R-7
Taylor Beatrice E. Nov 26 1905 Jan 23 1989 m. Dec 24 1924 N-1/R-2
Taylor Burrell D. Aug 20 1894 Jul 15 1982 m. Dec 24 1924; US Army WW I N-1/R-2
Taylor Clarence E. Dec 04 1902 Oct 30 1996 m. Dec 24 1926 S-1/R-13
Taylor Cona L. Aug 07 1909 Feb 08 1978 m. Dec 24 1926 S-1/R-13
Taylor Jeramy Dean Dec 22 1989 Oct 11 1991 - N-1/R-1
Teeter Dennie Elmira Apr 26 1914 Nov 11 1978 - S-2/R-1
Teeter Estella 1883 1935 - S-2/R-1
Teeter Joe C. 1878 1958 - S-2/R-1
Teeter Lucille P. Jul 01 1914 Aug 06 1977 - S-2/R-1
Teeter Robert Henry Dec 28 1911 - NDD S-2/R-1
Terry C.W. - - No Dates N-1/R-5
Thompson Earl A. Jan 02 1900 Mar 10 1908 s/o J.A. & Lena D. Thompson N-1/R-7
Thompson John A. 1874 1958 - N-1/R-7
Thompson Lena Dee 1875 1946 - N-1/R-7
Thomson Joy Lenora Bird Oct 18 1932 Apr 17 1972 - S-2/R-6
Thomson Judith Annette Oct 30 1964 May 24 1967 - S-2/R-6
Torbett LeRoy 1929 1930 - S-1/R-13
Truelock Dan Morris Nov 02 1932 Apr 22 2007 - Sec S-1/R-10
Tucker Lawrence 1902 1936 - N-1-R-1
Tucker Twins - - No Dates N-1/R-1
Tucker Viola M. Dec 22 1900 May 11 1984 - N-1/R-1
Turnage Felicity Maurene Jan 25 1995 Jan 25 1995 - N-3/R-5
Turnage Henry A. May 22 1921 Jul 04 1988 US Army WW II N-3/R-5
Turnage Ilie "Ollie" Mae Mar 12 1927 Jan 30 1994 - N-3/R-5
Turnage Mary Louise   May 14 1950   Oct 31 2009                     N-3/R-5
Turner Lloyd A. Mar 14 1923 Jan 03 1984 WW II N-1/R-1
Turner Syble Armstrong Aug 08 1921 Aug 25 1992 - S-1/R-2
Tutwiller Frances Emma Murphy Apr 23 1903 Sep 04 1994 - N-2/R-3
           

 

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