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Who’s Who in the Blanco Historic Cemetery?
Part 2 in a series
Wednesday, February 2, 2011 • Posted February 1, 2011

In the previous article, it was explained that there are 14 sections in the strip of the cemetery labelled "A." We started at the back corner of the cemetery with Strip A because the back of the cemetery bordered by Jones and Callahan is blocked out much more clearly than the front of the cemetery. However, instead of being Section A1, it is actually A14. A1 is at the front of the cemetery and is bordered by Loop 163 in the front and Callahan on the northwest side.

If you are saving these listings, it would be good to go to the previous article and change the A1 to A14. We are listing the graves from the back of the section to the front. If you are standing with your back to Loop 163, what was called the first row along Jones Avenue will actually be the 5th row in that section. To have some uniformity, in the following "Who’s Who in the Blanco Historic Cemetery" reports, we will list the graves closest to Jones Avenue as row 5. (There are five rows in each section.)

In the last article, the gravesites in Section A14 were listed. Continuing with section A13, Row 5 has the following graves (beginning on the inside and going toward Callahan Street): Ray Beatty Hess (1892-1964), Douglas Lett Hess (1881-1965), Florence Lett Flake (1891-1970), Sallie Lett (1860-1950), Helmuth Hohenberger (1882-1976), Emma Hohenberger (1892-1975), Monroe Hohenberger (1911-1981), Zelma Hohenberger (1915-1980).

Section A13, Row 4: George M. West (1871-1896), James A. Euton (1902-1981), and Jewell E. Euton (1907-1998).

Section A13, Row 3: Timothy Gavin Smith (1976-2002), Jeffrey Ross Smith (1963-1990), Avie F. Smylie (1902-1987).

Section A13, Row 2: Robert Lee Anderson (1919-2001), Lorene Green Anderson (1920-2003), Darwin Blake Woods (1967-2004), Michael Wade Bills (1940-2000, US Air Force), Virginia Ann Gass-Markwell (1926-2002).

Section A13, Row 1: Talmadge M. (Tom) Phipps (1917-1996).

Beginning with Section A12, Row 5 has the following graves: "Buck" Carl Jones III, (1939-1989), J.C. Hinds (1849-1903), M. E. Hinds(1854-1908), Elbert O. Nowotny (1896-1973), Vona S. Nowotny (1907-1995), Robert F. Johnson (1914-1977), Frances Johnson (1915-1975),

Section A12, Row 4: Vera Weinstrom (1896-1955), Edgar Weinstrom (1895-1970), Lucius Billingsley (1880-1901), Edward Counsel Billingsley (1848-1918), Delila Elizabeth Billingsley (1851-1918), Agnes Faye Wier (1891-1955),Charles Wesley Wier (1891-1971), Steve Anna Wier (1876-1959), W. Leatherwood Wier (1882-1962).

Section A12, Row 3: Minnie L. Yancy (1874-1956), James F. Yancey (1871-1958), Ora Kate Yancey (1906-1908), Sudie Wier (1888-1977), James Weslelly Wier (1855-1933), Laura Annie Wier (1855-1934), Kathryn Wier Sedgvich (1911-1954), Ralph A. Wier (1918-1975).

Section A12, Row 2: Josephine Wier (1855-1934), Robert A. Wier (1852-1903), Willliam Wesley Wier (1818-1900), David W. Wier (1813-1899), August Ruddock (1906-1982), Mary Ruddock (1906-1989), Mary Lorena Stowe (1925-1983).

Section A12, Row 1: Dorsey Lee Smith, Sr. (1909-2000), Murl Bolieu Smith (1913-1990), Orsban Smith (1873-1955), Mary E. Smith (1881-1946), Ola Smith (1905-1922), Raymond Smith (1898, died in infancy), Nancy M. (Terrell) Darling (1849-1894), Walter E. Smith (1899-1945), Paul White (1896-1974), Louise White (1913-1981).

It is hoped that the foregoing information will prove useful to those doing family history research or, otherwise, be of benefit to present or former Blanco County residents. We will continue with Section A11 next week.

If you have stories or family connections that you would like to place in a public file, please send them to Gail Moore McClellan, Vice President, Cemetery Committee, P.O. Box 640, Blanco, TX 78606 or email


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