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Who’s Who in the Blanco Cemetery
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Wednesday, November 6, 2013 • Posted November 7, 2013

A heartfelt THANK YOU goes out to all of our veterans. You are our heroes. We are honored to have veterans in our cemetery who represent every war since the Civil War. We are deeply indebted to them, to all the honorably discharged veterans, and to all those who are still serving our great nation. We thank you for your service.

Section 5E: Emily Jane Wagner (Oct. 2, 1855-June 20, 1933); Solomon Wagner, Private Co K 4 Tenn CAV CSA (Sept. 25, 1845-Apr 10, 1936); Margaret Wagner, wife of Solomon (Dec. 9, 1844-Apr. 21, 1873); Unknown; Charlie Wagner (1905-1938); Unknown; JTS (the only identification of a beautiful walled in plot).

Neva Ray Wagner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Wagner (Mar. 31, 1933-Dec. 20, 1937); Infant daughter of Bud and Wilma Crossley (Nov. 19, 1946); Jack W. Mayberry, US Army WWII (1920-1981); Charlotte M. Mayberry (1926-2009); Robert Lee Owen (Nov. 15, 1898-May 17, 1983); Lessie Mae Owen (Jan. 28, 1904-May 4, 1985); Anna Harrison (June 24, 1820-May 15, 1906); Unmarked except with a layer of rocks on the ground; John T. Snearly, son of William and MC Snearly (July 10, 1871-Nov. 4, 1871).

Emma Van Buren Brown Hill, the great-great-granddaughter of Elijah Allcorn, who led the first party to Stephen F. Austin’s first Texas Land Grant (Aug. 10, 1879-Dec. 6, 1977).

Bobby H. “Gil” Gilchrest, HMC US Navy Korea Vietnam (June 16, 1935-Sept. 19, 1981); Tommy Floyd Gilchrest (Jan 24, 1958-June 8, 2006); Charlotte E. Gilchrest (May 10, 1935-April 2, 1999); William Sadler “Scooter” Polley (1954-1994); William Henry Terry (Mar. 21, 1845-Apr. 1, 1873); James Carl Stewart, US Navy WWI (June 30, 1897-Apr. 19, 1986); Elinor Tripp Stewart (Mar. 11, 1903-Dec. 12, 1986); Unknown.

Stadler Polley, US Army WWI (Jan 4, 1896-Jan. 12, 1989); Una M. Hill Polley (Oct. 14, 1901-Dec. 25, 2002); Idella Hill Meredith (Nov. 30, 1902-Nov. 16, 1998); Joseph P. Meredith (Feb. 24, 1896-Feb. 7, 1988); Mary Pearl Hand (June 17, 1924-Dec. 3, 1990); Michaela Ann Lyons, infant (Oct. 31, 1995)

Angelica Flores, infant (Funeral Home Marker, 1996).

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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