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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
Wade Martha Feb 17 1841 - NDD S-1/R-8
Wade Rosie Howell Aug 12 1877 May 27 1928 - S-1/R-8
Walker Benjamin E. Oct 29 1860 Feb 09 1945 - S-1/R-12
Warner G. T. Nov 07 1869 Jun 12 1925 - N-1/R-6
Warner W. B. Nov 02 1829 Feb 10 1913 - N-1/R-6
Warner William N. Mar 28 1895 May 13 1916 s/o G.T. & M. Warner N-1/R-6
Watkins Leonard Nov 09 1931 Sep 23 2007 - Sec. N-2/R-2
Watkins Ruby Nov 08 1938 Nov 16 1990 - N-2/R-6
Watson Maurine - - No Dates S-1/R-10
Webb Helen Jan 01 1935 - NDD N-3/R-6
Webb Jerry Feb 11 1935 Sep 23 1993 - N-3/R-6
White Jennie Ann 1923 1923 d/o E.S. & Susa White N-1/R-8
White Samuel T. Nov 24 1854 Mar 07 1908 - N-1/R-4
Whitehead Bennie Ray Jan 01 1942 May 12 1998 - N-2/R-1
Whitehead Eunice N. Jul 04 1915 Jun 24 1982 - N-2/R-1
Whitehead Melva Ann Oct 31 1946 Nov 01 1946 - N-2/R-1
Whitehead Thomas Edward Aug 27 1945 Apr 25 1993 - N-2/R-1
Whitesides Clola Clovis April 23, 1921 Nov 16, 2010   S-3/R-5
Whitesides Thomas Arthur "T.A",  Sr. Aug 30 1940 Jul 17 2006   S-3/R-5
Whitlock Thelma L. 1926 1929 - S-1/R-1
Widener J.M. 1875 1944 - N-1/R-15
Widner Ella E. Aug 07 1903 Feb 16 1995 - N-1/R-1
Widner John Fred Oct 27 1873 Jun 05 1958 m. Apr 28 1898 N-1/R-1
Widner Mary Ellen Aug 23 1880 Dec 29 1937 - N-1/R-1
Wigner Cleo M. Mar 14 1903 Oct 03 1978 - S-2/R-5
Wigner Joseph F. Jan 09 1898 Oct 18 1972 - S-2/R-5
Wilburn Claude Wayne 1938 1986 US Army WW II S-3/R-7
Wildman George Calvin Nov 19 1869 Aug 02 1945 - S-1/R-12
Wildman Nellie Devilbiss Mar 17 1870 Apr 10 1940 - S-1/R-12
Wilburn Clara Elizaeth "Lix" Mar 13 1935 Aug 20 2005 - S-3R-7
Wilkerson Alvarine 1906 1959 - N-1/R-6
Wilkerson Lee Roy 1937 1943 - N-1/R-6
Wilkerson Roscoe C. 1899 1957 - N-1/R-6
Williams Edwin "Sonny" Lee Nov 07 1941 Aug 20 2009 - Sec.N-2/R-4
Williams James Lee Dec 26 1925 May 19 1997 - N-2/R-4
Williams Carolyn Dec 31 1952 May 01 2003 - M-2R-4
Williamson George Taylor Oct 01 1910 May 17 1981 - N-1/R-10
Williamson Rosie Lee Van Zandt Dec 20 1921 Feb 17 2004 - N-1/R-10
Wilson Add - - No Marker S-1/R-2
Wilson Amanda E. 1897 1982 - N-1/R-9
Wilson Gladys Nora Aug 09 1924 Jul 10 1940 - N-1/R-9
Wilson Infant - - No Marker; d/o Add Wilson S-1/R-1
Wilson Rosa G. 1921 1926 - N-1/R-9
Wilson Susie E. 1920 1926 - N-1/R-9
Wilson Walter J. 1897 1947 - N-1/R-9
           

 

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