Runnels County, Texas

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SMITHSON posted by Janice LaFountain on Sunday, November 16, 1997

Seeking information about Newton F. and Lottie B. SMITHSON of Runnels Co. TX possibly in or near the town of Wingate. Newton b. ca Nov 1862 in TN and Lottie b. ca Jun 1869 in KS. They are listed on the 1900 and 1910 census for Runnels Co. TX w/children: Forest P. b. Nov 1900 TX, James L. b. ca 1902, and Edna F. b. ca 1905. On 1900 census there is also a James L. who is a brother to Newton b. Sep 1877. I believe Newton to be the brother of my gr. grandmother Florence SMITHSON and she received a picture from Newton and Lottie in 1898 addressed to her in Wingate, TX. Please contact me with any information regarding this family. Sponsor Remarks: Probate Case #521 dated 15 Nov 1917 lists minors Edna F., F. Petit, Jas. L. and Willie May SMITHSON

KELSAY, SLATER posted by Dianna Blair on Monday, November 24, 1997

I am looking for information or descendants of Waller B. KELSAY b.June 6, 1866 in Louisville, KY he married Mary Jane SLATER b. June 6, 1873 in Fayatette, AR. One of their children was named Eddie Buster KELSAY b. June 23, 1898 in Denton, Runnels Co. Any information would be appreciated.

KRUPPA, POLASEK posted by R. Cabla on Saturday, December 27, 1997

KRUPPA, Emanuel B. Need info on KRUPPA who was a farmer married to Clara POLASEK. KRUPPA was born Dec 30, 1856 in Czechsloviak and died in Dec 6, 1934 in Rowena

SMITH, WEDEMAN posted by Lynn Denton on Saturday, January 3, 1998

Looking for names of parents and other family members of Henry Edward SMITH, born in 1899, I think, in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas. He was my grandfather. He was married to Pearl Leona WEDEMAN. Any information would be very appreciated. The SMITH family lived in Ballinger, Runnels County, Texas, for many years, and hopefully still do.

TETERS, WILEY, WOOD, WYLIE posted by Nancy Ries on Friday, January 23, 1998

Looking for information on Willie WOOD and Sara or Sarah WYLIE or WILEY. Sarah was married in Tennessee to John E. TETERS who dies in 1895. She was living in Red River County TX in 1900. She married Willie WOOD between 1900 and 1904. I believe she died in 1937 in Ballinger TX. They had two sons Horace B. WOOD and H. Leonard WOOD who are now deceased. Leonard WOOD was living in San Antonio TX during the early 1960's. When did Willie and Sarah marry? Where did they marry? When and where did Willie die? When did Sarah move from Red River County to Runnels County? Sponsor Remarks: William R. WOOD (1873-1958) and Sarah F. WOOD (1871-1937) buried in Old Runnels Cemetery, a few miles northeast of Ballinger, TX.

BURKS, COLLIER posted by Lin Rostine on Sunday, January 25, 1998

I am looking for any info on John Harden BURKS. b.12-1-1852- d.6-30-1928 in Norton, Runnels Cty., Tx. He was married to Eliza C.COLLIER, m. 1-1-1879 in Grosvenor Tx. He was my Ggrandfather on my mothers side. His father was Roy BURKS of Norton Tx. Any info on this family would be helpful, but am most interested in John Harden BURKS at this time. Sponsor Remarks: Liza C. Burks, d. 1938, buried Norton Cem. also.

BRINKLEY, BUTTS, CONWAY, FLOWERS, FORNES, HEARD, JOHNSTON, SUTHERLIN, WALLAR posted by Terry Jenkins on Sunday, February 15, 1998

Am interested in contact with descendants of the following familiy: Homer Joel BUTTS (1872-1942) married Martha Jane JOHNSTON (1876-1963), both buried Winter's Northview Cemetery. Children include : Buelah, married Ollie FLOWERS; Walter, married Harless CONWAY; Homer Jr., married Ione SUTHERLIN; Gertrude, married Cliff FORNES; Henry, married Ruth BRINKLEY; Ola Mattie, married Louis HEARD;and Ruby, married Cecil WALLAR. All but one of the children are also buried in the Northview Cemetery in Winters, TX. Sponsor Remarks: Martha Jane Johnston was daughter of Samuel Young Johnston and Lucinda Gray, and was born in Tallapoosa County, Alabama.Samuel and Lucinda are also buried in the Northview Cemetery.

GOATS, JOHNSON posted by Dorothy Wothe on Sunday, February 15, 1998

JOHNSON, Porter Lee b. 6 Aug 1872 in Coryell Co / TX. Died 12 Apr 1926 in Clovis / Curry Co / NM. Married 20 Dec 1891 (location unknown) to Delzie GOATS. Parents of Porter Lee Johnson are CP Johnson and Marian Peeler. Brand new genealogist. Any information on this Johnson family would be most helpful. Please send e-mail ATTN: D. WOTHE Sponsor Remarks: Delzie Goats was daughter of Benjamin Franklin Goats, buried Glen Cove Cemetery in nearby Coleman Co. Possible marriage record located in Coleman County. Goats family lived in Runnels and Coleman Counties.

ASKINS, CARTER posted by Sandra K Van Wyk on Sunday, February 22, 1998

Looking for verification on my great grandparents who are buried in one of the cemeteries in Winters, TX. George Washington CARTER, born May 1851 in LA; d. October 1921. Martha Caroline ASKINS CARTER, b. Oct 26, 1852; d. Jun 15, 1915. I really appreciate any help you can give me.

HOVORAK, PETERS posted by Alton O'Neal, Jr. on Monday, February 23, 1998

Looking for my grandfather's brothers and or sisters. Paul HOVORAK married Francis PETERS in 1910 in Rowena. He farmed land north of Rowena, where he raised his family until his death 30 Sep 1929. Paul and Francis are buried in Rowena's Evergreen Cemetery. Their children are: Mary Jane b.1911 in Rowena: Frances Caroline b.1913 in Rowena: William Paul b.1915 in Rowena: Julia Hermania b.1917 in Rowena: John b.1919 in Rowena: Lillie Dorine b.1922 in Rowena: Pauline Caroline b.1924 in Rowena: Joseph Paul b.1929 in Rowena: and Robert Victor b.1930


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