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Who’s Who in the Blanco Cemetery
Part 42 in a series
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 • Posted January 10, 2013

Happy New Year! New beginnings are special opportunities. If community service is one of your New Year's resolutions, there are volunteer opportunities right now in your Blanco Historic Cemetery Association. Give us a call!

Section 3D: C. C. Pruitt, Veteran (no dates on old stone but our records say 1821-1883); Charles Culpepper (1920-2004, cemetery marker only); E. A. Watts, Veteran, CO. H, Texas, HV ARTY, CSA (Feb. 4, 1843-Dec. 22, 1933); William Ardis Bryant (Nov. 10, 1935-Jan. 18, 1983); Pamela Ann Barbee Norris (June 15, 1957-March 6, 1981). On this row there is an elaborate metal Confederate States of America cross with the words "Deo Vindice" and the dates 1861-1865. It does not seem to be associated with a marked grave but could be a marker on an unknown.

B. Tenison (a name carved into a stone slab lying on the ground with no dates. The plot map indicates that this is the first grave in the Blanco Cemetery); Malinda Watts (Nov. 5, 1805-Mar. 24, 1872); Alexander Watts (July 12, 1809-Dec. 22, 1978); Lucretia McCoy (Nov. 20, 1841-Feb. 20, 1891); James W. Dilworth, Veteran (Jan. 1, 1928-May 23, 1992).

E. O. Turner, "Born in Blanco Co., TX" (Oct. 8, 1870-Sept. 17, 1875); Nancy J. Watts (June 17, 1835-Sept. 22, 1881); Infant Comparet, son of Edwin and Mildred Comparet (Feb. 21, 1911); Edwin Martin Comparet (June 12, 1879-Nov. 29, 1931); Mildred Brigham Comparet (Oct. 31, 1879-Sept. 20, 1959).

"Lupe" Guadalupe A. Padilla (Sept. 19, 1967-Oct. 17, 1976).

Section 2D: Joseph T. Hearne, Veteran (July 12, 1936-Dec. 13, 1993); Henrietta Comparet, daughter of J. M. Comparet (Oct. 17, 1886-Aug. 5, 1888); Wilhelmina Comparet (Feb. 17, 1852-Dec. 12, 1917); J.M. Comparet (Aug. 6, 1835-Feb. 19, 1908); Henry Walter Comparet (Jan. 12, 1877-Feb. 3, 1879).

Francis C. Harrison (Aug. 16, 1856-April 26, 1880); Luise Zunker (Dec. 3, 1885-July 29, 1901); T. Roscoe Edwards, Jr. (Jan. 25, 1876-Nov. 16, 1904).

Allie A. Davis, wife of C.C. Davis (Nov. 26, 1855-Mar. 6, 1879); James Edward Tuffly (Oct. 9, 1914-Oct. 24, 1996); Lessie N. Tuffly (Mar. 11, 1912-Jan. 28, 2006); Inez L. Stanford (1878-1961); Janice. R. Stanford (June 26, 1945-May 17, 1955); Georgia June Stanford (June 11, 1919-Mar. 2, 2003); Thomas R. Edwards (1851-1940); Annie E. Edwards (1947-1932); Annie Edwards (Jan. 17, 1874-June 6, 1956). This grave may be in Section 2C.

Section 1D: N.J. Rust, wife of J.D. Rust (Sept. 18, 1849-May 18, 1906); Joe D. Rust (1888-1954); Sallie H. Rust (1891-1987); John V. Edwards (1887-1960); Athol S. Edwards (1885-1959). Jettie Edwards Felps (1889-1964).

There are 20 plus unknown graves that are unmarked, marked with a rock, or have unreadable funeral markers.

If you have stories or family connections that you would like to place in a public file, please send them to: Gail McClellan, Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 473, Blanco, TX 78606 or .

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