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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

VanZandt C.C. 'Lum" Dec 06 1879 May 16 1960 - N-1/R-8
VanZandt Cora 1888 1972 - N-1/R-10
VanZandt Ellis Lee Sep 11 1915 Jan 03 1936 - N-1/R-10
VanZandt Emma Cullefer Dec 03 1883 Dec 01 1960 - N-1/R-10
VanZandt George W. 1884 1957 - N-1/R-10
VanZandt Glayds M. Jun 02 1897 Jul 03 1969 - S-2/R-2
VanZandt Harrison Mar 21 1886 Sep 02 1937 - S-2/R-2
VanZandt Infant 1956 1956 - N-1/R-10
VanZandt Jewell Lambert 1908 1960 - N-1/R-10
VanZandt John D. 1917 1955 - N-1/R-11
VanZandt John L. Oct 22 1843 Nov 10 1919 CSA N-1/R-8
VanZandt Mary L. Oct 09 1847 Jul 12 1928 - N-1/R-8
VanZandt Samson February 1, 1878 December 13, 1952   No Sec. #
VanZandt Sampson Feb 20 1905 May 05 1905 - N-1/R-10
Vanzant Michal D. May 13 1958 Oct 14 1995 - N-1/R-11
Vigil Felix Jan 30 1907 Oct 26 1981 m. Oct 20 1940 N-1/R-16
Vigil Margarita May 02 1904 Sep 26 1982 m. Oct 20 1940 N-1/R-16
           

 

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