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Who’s Who in the Blanco Cemetery
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted November 1, 2013

History is found in every marker in the Cemetery. Hannah Owen Trainer was the wife of William N. Trainer who was one of the first three settlers in Blanco. At the foot of Sarah Jane and David Trainer’s curbed-in graves are the graves of their mothers. Susan Ann Page McLaurin is at the foot of Sarah Jane, and Hannah Trainer is at the foot of David. They share a tall tombstone that is very hard to read. In the 1980s, Melba Moore and Bernice West had new markers made so that their graves and their history could be preserved. Many of us can hear Bernice’s stories of the early settlers today if we just listen. There are several young mothers’ graves in this section. Rows are hard to identify in this old section—graves tend to be in clusters rather than in rows. If the dates are correct for Mary E. Galbreath, she passed away one month short of 108 years old.

Section 6E: John W. Stobaugh (Jan. 27, 1879-Feb. 11, 1940); Bessie Stobaugh (Feb. 13, 1883-Dec. 18, 1931); Unknown; Addie M. Stubbs (1882-1973); Levi B. Stubbs (1871-1947); Jack Stubbs, Veteran (Aug. 1, 1827-June 28, 1918); Amanda Stubbs (July 23, 1852-Apr. 10, 1936).

Sarah Jane Page Trainer (Nov. 13, 1842-Dec. 16, 1915); David James Trainer, Veteran (Nov. 18, 1839-May 9, 1905); Will Stubbs (July 18, 1863-Mar. 18, 1900); Mary Jane Stubbs, wife of Jack Stubbs (Dec. 22, 1837-Dec. 8, 1873); Mary Delesa Goar, wife of John C. Goar (July 6, 1857-Feb. 10, 1880).

Lemuel Stubbs (Sept. 14, 1826-Aug. 30, 1914); Winnifred H. Stubbs (June 18, 1834-May 12, 1868); Nancy Brigham, wife of Emerald Brigham (Mar. 17, 1806-June 1, 1890); Martha A. Bass Gill-Bird (Feb. 9, 1833-Feb. 15, 1913); Robert J. Gill (Mar. 22, 1807-Jan. 29, 1897); Robert A. Gill, son of R.J. and M.A. Gill (Jan. 29, 1876-Nov. 16, 1879); Emma McDuffee (Dec. 26, 1835-Nov. 16, 1874).

Susan Ann Page McLaurin, wife of John Page, Hugh McLaurin (Dec. 15, 1812-Dec. 10, 1872); Hannah Owen Trainer, wife of William N. Trainer, married Sept. 1, 1831 (Nov. 8, 1812-Mar. 15, 1891); Unknown; Mary Elizabeth Stubbs (Aug. 21, 1832-Feb. 4, 1905); Estella Elizabeth Stubbs (Oct. 11, 1865-Oct. 20, 1872); Thomas and Della Stubbs, Son and Daughter of T.M. and Nobia Stubbs (Jan. 18, 1904); Unknown; Unknown.

Martha A. Trainer Tinney (Nov. 15, 1832-July 4, 1909); W.J. (Bill) Wagner (1901-1955); Sam E. Wagner (Dec. 2, 1868-Apr. 4, 1941); Xenia Shepperd Galbreath (Jan. 14, 1882-Aug. 7, 1901); Mack C. Galbreath (Mar. 9, 1874-Feb. 14, 1940); Mary E. Galbreath (Feb. 22, 1876-Jan. 16, 1984); Pearle Galbreath, daughter of Mack and Mary Galbreath (May 2, 1896-Dec. 20, 1898).

If you have stories or family connections that you would like to place in a public file, please send them to: Gail McClellan, Blanco Historic Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 640, Blanco, TX 78606 or

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