Part 28 in a series
For the next couple of weeks we will continue to remind you of our annual Blanco Historic Cemetery Association member meeting. Please mark the date of February 25. The meeting is at 2 p.m. at the Blanco Masonic Lodge. We hope you will be able to attend.
The last Who’s Who in the Blanco Cemetery was misnumbered. Section 3C should have been #27 in a series. Section 4C was #26. Thank you for your patience!
This week we are reporting on Section 2C. There are many old, old graves in this section with several unknowns. The old tombstones are often broken and/or difficult to read.
Ruby E. Connery Ross (Dec. 31, 1914-Dec. 18, 2001); Laura Winfield Haines (Infant daughter of TW and LF Haynes, Jan. 2 to April 4, 1885); Unknown.
Mary Gertrude Edwards (15 yr. old. June 7, 1881); …nes B. Edwards (broken tombstone, July 19, 1884, Aged 23 years); James Scott (July 4, 1866-Sept. 30, 1884); Unknown; Bessie ? Unknown; James H. Ashley, CPL US Marine Corps, WWII (May 25, 1929-June 19, 2010).
Basil Earl Edwards (Oct. 22, 1882-Oct. 23, 1885); Annie Edwards, Beloved wife of Dr. Thomas George Edwards, (Departed this life Sept. 27, 1900); Dr. T. G. Edwards (Jan. 18, 1834-Mar. 6, 1903); Joseph Sidney Edwards (Dec. 1, 1849-Feb. 25, 1928), Asia Mina Edwards (Aug. 3, 1849-Jan. 26, 1924); Dr. J. H. Edwards June 17, 1879-July 29, 1965); Della Edwards (Mar. 15, 1893-Sept. 12, 1953); Theresa Schmidt (1873-1955); Willie Schmidt (1878-1947).
Annie Maye Edwards (Jan. 17, 1874-June 6, 1956); Blanche Edwards Jarmon, daughter of Dr. Thos. G. and Mrs. Annie Edwards (Feb. 20, 1879-Nov. 15, 1958); Ernest Clarke Walker (Oct. 6, 1918-Sept. 25, 1997); Bobbie Ann Waller (June 8, 1934-June 23, 1989); Bessie Leona Noss (Dec. 28, 1903-Oct. 20, 1991).
Part 29 in a series
Thank you to all who have taken time to read the proposed constitution and bylaws. It is great to have the input and your suggestions and questions have been forwarded to the committee who labored over these documents. If you haven’t read the said documents, please be sure to read them to clarify any misconceptions you may have. Bring your questions and concerns to the annual membership meeting on February 25, 2012. It is at 2 pm at the Blanco Masonic Lodge. We look forward to seeing you there!
Section 1C is the section closest to Highway 165. There are as many unknowns as there are named graves in this section. The first row of this section may be all unknowns.
Carl F. Courington, Texas PVT BTRY F 47 Arty GP CAC WWI (Sept. 24, 1897-Oct. 31, 1972); Carrie Courington (Oct. 13, 1904-Nov. 11, 1999); Willie C. Smith (Dec. 2, 1909-May 14, 2000); Rev. David Frank Smith (July 26, 1885-Dec. 28, 1955); Ethel Mae Smith (May 30, 1893-July 2, 1982); James Godbey Smith, M SGT US Army, Korea (Sept. 11, 1934-Dec. 20, 1995); Imogene E. Walker (1918-2003). Our records indicate that Earl Slaton Smith (died in 1978) and Gertrude Templeton (1924-1980) are buried in this row, but there are no markers with their names on them.
Unknown, Unknown, Ed D. Smith (July 22, 1879-July 5, 1950); Dora Smith (Mar. 30, 1880-Jan. 22, 1921); Myrtle Smith (Dec. 22, 1917-June 20, 1920); Albert Smith (Oct. 26, 1912-Jan. 22, 1919); Eliza S. Smith (Sept. 20, 1848-Sept. 29, 1919); Rev. George W. Smith (Dec. 12, 1880-Oct. 3, 1966.
The next row is made up almost entirely of unknowns.
If you have stories or family connections that you would like to place in a public file, please send them to: Gail McClellan, President, Blanco Historic Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 640, Blanco, TX 78606 or email@example.com.