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Jimmie Leroy Carpenter

Charlotte & Jimmie Carpenter

Jimmie Leroy Carpenter went home to spend Christmas with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday night, Dec. 21, 2008, surrounded by his loving wife of 34 years, his three loving children and their spouses, along with other family and friends.

Service: 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Kennedale. Interment: Brown Cemetery in Aledo. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Jimmie's honor to First Baptist Church of Kennedale's Multi-Purpose Building Fund, Box 295, Kennedale, Texas 76060.

Jimmie was a devout member of First Baptist Church of Kennedale and dedicated his time to whatever service was needed. He was a member of Deer Creek Masonic Lodge of Everman for 40 years. Jimmie spent his life doing what he loved most -- fishing and hunting. He retired from Western Electric in September 1990 after 35 years of service.

Jimmie was preceded in death by his p…

My Stocking Stuffer would be Edna

SMILE FOR THE CAMERA
December 10, 2008

I would love to be able to put not only this small photo of my beloved grandmother into my Christmas stocking, but into that of all of my 1st cousins, as well. I would truly love to have her here with us longer! I should have asked her more questions. We talked a lot, and as a smaller child I eavesdropped a lot on the adults (didn't you do that?); but I would ask her where her grandparents got to. I have no idea where Richard and Polly Brooks Puckett are buried. I've been searching for them so long it's a standard statement when my husband and I start out to go visiting the dead in the Texas graveyards to say, "Maybe Richard and Polly are here!"

Lula Genevive Roberts sends Christmas Card to Mother

Lula Geneva Roberts
November 15, 1889 - April 03, 1926 Photo of Lula Geneva Roberts sent to her mother, Alice Cook Roberts Puckett, on Sept. 28, 1907. She was born on November 15, 1889 in Many, Louisiana and died April 3, 1926 in California.

Her father was Marion Roberts. Some where I have information on his accidental death and I just need to find it.

So, she was 18 when this photo was taken.One of my great aunts remembers being told that Grandpa (Harve) was born around Many, Louisiana. Grandma (Alice) was from LewingTown. They used to tell the children that Grandpa would go to LewingTown and court the "Widow" Roberts. Alice was married to a man named Roberts and they had three children (Lula Geneva Roberts, an infant boy, and Eles Lee Roberts). When Alice married Harvey, her mother, Mary Province Cook, would not let her take the children with her to that marriage.This card was obviously sent to Alice Cook Roberts Puckett by her oldest daughter, Lula Geneva(Genevive?) Roberts. …

Last Will of Mr. Farmer - Lingleville, Texas

West End Cemetery
A lot of the childhood memories I have took place near the small, neatly manicured cemetery of West End in the tiny, dairy community of Lingleville in Erath County, Texas. When my father remarried after having been left with three small daughters to raise with the help of my mother’s immediate family, we spent half of our time in the little frame and rock house that resides beside this still used cemetery which is so typical of the ones you find in this part of my home state.We spent many hours “visiting” the dead, carefully tiptoeing past the headstones, and depending on the time of day or night, marking our escape route with wary eye as we dared one another to go to the far end at the top of the hill. As we grew to adulthood we enjoyed watching our children enjoy the same fascination with our childhood playground.I don’t remember any of us being disrespectful. It was a natural thing to do – walking and playing in the cemetery. Every visit to the “home place” is punc…

I've Been Tagged - 8 Facts about Me

I've been tagged by Colleen to share 8 things about me and then tag 8 people to respond with their own post. I'd be happy to oblige!

Here are the Tag Rules:
1. Each player starts with eight random fact/habits about themselves.
2. People who are tagged need to write their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.
3. A the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their name.
4. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged and to read your blog.

Here are a few facts or habits (8 of them to be exact) that you might not know about me.
1. I don't remember my original hair color.
2. I was Class Treasurer in my senior year of high school. (Yes, yes, I know that's surprising!)
3. I love to eat Frito Pie - chili, cheese, onion, and original size Fritos.
4. My grandparents raised me and 2 of my sisters.
5. I love to knit and crochet.
6. I drink too many caffeine-free diet cokes a day!
7. I like to read every morning for ab…

Happy Thanksgiving Meme & Tag

Like so many of you, I have many things to be thankful for and it’s hard to choose just two. But as I sit here this morning in my warm, safe home with the bright sunlight pouring in through the long wall of windows that look out into my small backyard, I’m reminded of my children and how they loved to play in the leaves. We lived in several different places when they were children and each of those places had its own special charm. But all of them seemed to be the most beautiful to me in the autumn.I’m thankful for the colors of autumn and the fact that I can still see those colors. Sometimes my vision seems to dim and I pray that it will not go away completely.My family is the single thing I’m most thankful for at this Thanksgiving season, though. I’m glad that my husband and I have been able to raise such well-rounded children and that we don’t have the worries that some folks have when dealing with their kids. Thank you, God, for that blessing. We have three children and six wonder…

Country Churches and Cemeteries in North Carolina

While at our daughter's home in North Carolina we took several excursions along the back roads while "leaf peeping". We saw many little churches and cemeteries. I'd like to show you some of my favorites.

This pretty little church on the hill was having a worship service that morning. We couldn't see any cars at first, but as we drove up the drive and circled around toward the back, we saw the parking lot full of cars. I hope we didn't disturb anyone.


All of the tombstones were slanting toward the top of the hill and the church. There were several square stones placed in the ground on an angle. The one in this picture at the end of the row has a child's name (last name Green) with his day of birth and day of death. I also saw some of this same type of marker in the St. Thomas Episcopal Church cemetery in Bath, North Carolina.

This seemingly abandoned church with the red door had a sign that said, "Open for Prayer Daily." This was on a Sunday afterno…

Lamar Family in Millsap, Texas

Earlier this year I wrote a post about my Puckett ancestors in Millsap, Texas. They were standing in front of an old house that they once lived in that now stands in the center of the little community of Millsap. It caught the attention of Sheree Collins who left a comment. She wrote:
Hi Judy, I'm looking for information about the Lamar family in Millsap, TX. All I know is my great-grandmother Danella "Della" Lamar was born there Feb. 11, 1891. I saw a map of the town and noticed a S. Lamar street about 3 and a half blocks long. How can I find out if this street is named after the Lamar family or not? Thanks for any help or links you can point me toward. Sheree (wife of Duggan)I responded with a note that would hopefully lead her to someone who could help. Read my suggestions and then her exciting success story.

Hello Sheree. I think the Library in Weatherford (the county seat) would be helpful. You can contact them at Weatherford Public Library
Genealogical & History …

North Carolina Churches, Barns and Buildings

North Carolina is beautiful this time of year. Of course, leaf-peeping is an activity that a lot of you are familiar with, but my cousin had very little exposure to when the two of us decided to at last fly away on one of American’s best, Flight 300, and visit that beautiful state. We were picked up at RDU by my daughter and two granddaughters on a beautiful, crisp day in the middle of October. My daughter was a great sport. She entertained, accommodated, made sacrifices and “turned around” at every missed country road we wanted to go down! We took picture after picture of old country churches, cemeteries, and broken down barns and buildings. We had a great time. Thank you, daughter-o’-mine!The pictures above are of buildings in Valle Crucis near the Mast General Store that is shown in the third photo. While there we all enjoyed going into the Candy Barrel and buying something for our sweet tooth! The day was cold and wet but we enjoyed every minute. Once we were back on the road we …

Twin Smiles?

Maedelle Gailey Carlyle on left
Born September 25, 1921 - Died October 13, 2005
Vernelle Gailey Rowbury on right
Born September 25, 1921 - Died August 19, 1998


When asked to participate in the GeneaBloggers "Smile for the Camera!" Carnival by the footnoteMaven, I immediately thought of one of my favorite photos of my mother and aunt. They were twins and even though they were identical, there were little things about them that let you know exactly which twin you were talking to, or in this case, looking at.
Mother is on the right and Maedelle is the baby on the left. Although both are looking at the photographer, Mother seems to be enjoying the moment while Maedelle seems a little bit irritated with the entire process!
When the twins were born my grandparents must have thought they were being persecuted. The labor was hard and it came way too early. The doctor in town told them to make arrangements for their burial. “They will never live through the night,” he said. My aunt Maed…

Tagging Memories with "Tag, You're It!"

Lisa Louise Cooke has tagged me from over at The Genealogy Gems News Blog.
There's a game of Genealogy Blogger Tag going around and now it's my turn.

Where do I begin? Oh, yes, the questions - should begin like this . . .

10 Years Ago I . . .
1. lost my Mother and drove with my sisters and husband to Blackfoot, Idaho, to place her beside my stepfather.
2. occasionally made draperies for the public.
3. welcomed our first grandson into the family on October 16th.
4. then welcomed our last granddaughter into the family on November 17th.
5. spent our 34th wedding anniversary in the Davis Mountains with my husband.

5 Things on Today's To-Do List
1. Find pictures to carry to North Carolina on Saturday that my daughter hasn't seen.
2. Send list of blogs (late) that I have read and commented on to Looking4Ancestors.
3. Make vegetable soup for tomorrow.
4. Download some pictures from my camera onto my computer before I leave.
5. Mail University of Texas Keepsake Ga…

Fun Friday - Would you Care to Comment?

Challenge was given by Looking 4 Ancestors When my fellow blogger asked me to participate in a challenge I eagerly accepted. It is my first one here at GeneaBloggers on Facebook. The challenge was to leave a personal comment on at least ten of the blogs you read over the weekend. I read ten and more right away, leaving a comment on each of them. I learned so much and found some great blogs that I will follow and have added to my list of “Favorite Blogs”. I think I may have missed the deadline for turning my list in, but here are the ones I read. Take a look at them if you haven’t done so already. You, too, might find a link to a family line that intrigues you.Walkin' the Land of my Ancestors kinexxionsFact or Fiction? THE GRAVEYARD RABBIT: COG 58 Hill Country of Monroe Country"America cultivates the best Germany brought forth” Genealogy Gems PodcastTHE PURSUIT OF DAVID ROBBINS PT 1, PT2, and PT3 West in New EnglandAn unexpected face found … Gen MusingsSmile for the Camera Dre…

Cranberry Salad

If you read the post aboutmy cousin, Julie Martin, you will know that she sent me a surprise Christmas present last year – a box of canned Bing Cherries. This is my husband, Bob’s, favorite dessert. If I don’t have or can’t find Bing Cherries I will make the Cranberry Salad shown below. I think it is just as good. Maybe you will try them both and you decide!


I usually make this version of Cranberry Salad at Christmas because I can rarely find the sweet Bing cherries called for in the Coca Cola salad. This makes a FULL LARGErectangular Pyrex dish 9 x 14 or something like that.

Ingredients:
3 regular packages cherry or strawberry Jell-O
3 cans whole berry cranberry sauce
1 #2 can crushed pineapple and juice

Dissolve Jell-O with 3 cups boiling water. Let cool. Do not let it get firm. Add cranberry sauce and drained pineapple. Divide mixture in 2 parts. Put half in large oblong Pyrex dish and congeal. After it has congealed, spread with mixture of the following:

12 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespo…

Coca-Cola & Bing Cherry Salad

Here is the Coca Cola salad Bob's mother used to make - very sketchy directions but you get the idea. This is also the recipe that uses the Bing Cherries that my cousin, Julie Martin, mailed to me at Christmas.

Ingredients:
1 pkg. Raspberry Jell-O

1 pkg. Cherry Jell-O

2 cans Bing cherries, sweet (drained)

1 small can crushed pineapple (drained, saving some for cream cheese topping)

1 cup nuts

2 bottles coca cola (cold)
She used coke that was sold in individual glass bottles. I imagine they held about same amount as our canned drinks of today.

CongealThen mix one 4 oz. pkg. cream cheese with a small amount of pineapple juice.Sprinkle walnut or pecan pieces to top.Tastes great!

Enjoy!
Copyright 2008 Photo taken by Judy Shubert at The Daily Grind Museum, Mineral Wells, Texas May 20, 2008

Vernelle Gailey Rowbury - Life Sketch by Angie Marek

Edwin C. Rowbury and Vernelle Gailey Rowbury
Circa 1960s
Vernelle was born prematurely along with her twin sister, Maedelle, on September 25, 1924. The twins weighed 2 and 2 ½ pounds. Their first cradles were shoe boxes. They were kept alive by being fed warm buttermilk. The twins were very lucky to have lived through that first winter. Our lives would have been very different had we not had Vernelle.Her twin and her younger sister tell of their mischievous youth. One story that stands out in the minds of Vernelle’s family is when the three of them set the cotton bales on fire! While playing in the cotton fields, the sisters discovered some grapevines and mysteriously produced some matches. The results were disaster! Needless to say they all got a good scolding and a spanking.As most identical twins will, Vernelle and Maedelle often passed as one another. Especially in their teenage years, swapping dates and discipline. By the way, when they would call you they sound exactly the same of…

Searching for Arthurs near Ducktown, Tennessee

On top of a mountain near Sylco, Tennessee looking at the OcoeeRiverThis is in the CherokeeNational Forest just northwest of Ducktown. Bob and I were on the road to the old Arthur Community and the SylcoCemetery. It was a beautiful place.Photos taken April 30, 2003 by Judy ShubertNo, we didn't find the SylcoCemetery. I think that it may be overgrown by now or maybe we made a wrong turn somewhere. But like Linda Kay tells me, "Judy, you KNOW they're not there." She loves to tease me about my hunting out cemeteries!A Miner’s Shoes and OverallsWe spent the night in Ducktown and decided to go to a museum we ran across. These miner’s shoes and overalls were found in the BurraBurraMiningMuseum. Just around the corner from this display was an entrance to one of the mining shafts. Those miners had more stamina and guts than I have!This photo was taken inside the MiningMuseum at the CopperBasin in Ducktown, Tennessee. The man giving Bob and I the tour gave me permission to ta…

Carson Newman Men's Letter Club

Men's Letter Club

"Composed of all men who wear the Varsity C.-N. Monogram in athletics, the Men's Letter Club is active in promoting the interests of the varsity sports and also provides a means of sharing common interests in the world of athletics."
Taken from a 1940 Appalachian
Carson-Newman College Yearbook
Jefferson City, Tennessee
Published by the Senior Class
Yearbook belonging to Ray Allen Shubert, Class of 1941

My father-in-law, Ray Allen Shubert, is in the front row, second from the left. He was a student of Carson-Newman from 1938-1941.

1941 Carson Newman Graduate Ray Allen Shubert Deceased - September 8, 1917 - January 17, 2003

Ray Allen Shubert
1940
Carson Newman College
Jefferson City, Tennessee

Death Notice
The Tennessean, Sunday, January 19, 2003
Nashville, Tennessee

SHUBERT, RAY ALLEN – Age 85, January 17, 2003. He was born September 8, 1917 in Lenoir City, TN. Mr. Shubert was a graduate of Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. While there he met his wife, Marilee Davis. They were married September 27, 1941. He was captain of the Carson-Newman football team, played on the baseball team and was inducted into the Carson-Newman Athletic Hall of Fame in 1986. He served as President of the Men’s Student Government. He also served in the U. S. Navy in 1941 and retired from Eaton Laboratories. He and his wife were active members of the First Baptist Church of Nashville for more than 50 years.

Mr. Shubert was preceded in death by his wife, Marilee and parents Henry E. and Martha Conner Shubert of Lenoir City, TN. He is survived by sons, Robert A. (Judy) Shubert of Fort Worth, TX and William H. Shubert of Brentwo…

Henry Milton (Mitchell) Shubert - March 07, 1839-June 01, 1915

Back of Photo reads: Nancy Ann Shubert
Blaine Plemons, cousin
Henry Shubert
My search for the Shubert ancestors began with my husband’s great-great-grandfather, Henry “Mitt” Shubert. The search was compelling because my husband’s father told us he had come to the United States from Austria in 1842 when he was a small child. The combination of Austria and the name Shubert was intriguing enough to make me long to find proof of this, even though at the time I knew nothing of genealogy and researching various documents and census records.The search led me to South Carolina and a Robert Shoebird and his wife, Lydia. My father-in-law had never seen a copy of any census and when I showed him the copy of the microfiche page where Robert and Lydia’s names appeared he nearly cried. He was amazed. He said, “There, that’s (Milton) my great-grandfather.” He knew and had already given me all of the other names of the children and parents that appeared in the census. I felt that was a pretty good indic…

Robert Shoebird Born in South Carolina in 1805

According to the 1850 census Robert Shoebird was born in South Carolina in 1805 and married Lydia Reynolds, born in 1807 in South Carolina. The information given to the census taker may have been given by a child in the home. It listed the following children of Robert Shoebird and Lydia Reynolds and their age:

1850 Roane Co. Census, 248-259, P. ff 339, 30 Aug. 1850
SHOEBIRD, Robert, 45, Male, born SC
Lydia, 43, Female, born SC
Elizabeth, 15, Female, born TN
Nancy, 12, Female, born TN, Deaf
Fanny, 10, Female, born TN
Milton, 8, Male, born TN
Daniel, 6, Male, born TN
Margaret, 4, Female, born TN
Elvira, 1, Female, born TN

The birth year of all of Robert and Lydia Shoebird's children except Milton was calculated based on the above census information. Henry M.'s birth year was listed in Family Bible as 1839 which would have made him 11 on this census.

The Sevier County census of 1840 shows Robert Shubird on p. 188 and Charles Shubird on p. 184.
1840 Sevier Co. Census (N…

Julie Elizabeth Martin - Oct 7, 1956 - Aug 23, 2008

She was so generous. I want to tell you about a gift she gave me last Christmas. One day during the holiday season the UPS truck pulled up to my house and left a fairly heavy box on my doorstep. It had a return address from Amazon.com and since Bob has occasionally ordered books from them I thought he had ordered something for Christmas. Then when I opened the box it further confused me because it was a Paula Deen appointment calendar and a dozen cans of Bing Cherries! I couldn’t imagine Bob ordering something like that. Later that day Julie contacted me asking if I had gotten her package! We had been having an on-going conversation about Coca-Cola and Cranberry Salad which is Bob’s favorite Christmas dish and I had casually mentioned that I didn’t make it very often any more because I had such a hard time finding the cherries.

She was a wonderful, sweet, interesting cousin and I'll miss our emails and conversations about food, family and our search for family links that will conti…

Robert Henry Shubert & Bobby Shubert - Uncle & Nephew

This is a favorite picture of my husband, Robert Allen "Bobby" Shubert, born in 1942 Knoxville, Tennessee and his uncle, Robert Henry "R. H." Shubert, born in 1925 in Lenoir City, Tennessee. R. H. was in the Navy and was apparently home on leave. Bobby is the son of his brother, Ray Allen Shubert. This picture was taken in Lenoir City around the year 1945.



Billie Louise Richards - 1933 - 2000

Billie Barker Richards
Circa the 1950s

Billie Louise Richards, 67, of Weatherford, died early Monday morning, March 13, 2000, in the local hospital. Born Feb 18, 1933 in Lexington, she was a resident of Weatherford for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of Pentecostal Church of God. Mrs. Richards was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Almeda Barker in 1945 and two sisters, Patsy Whitmire in 1956 and Oma Phelps in 1995.

Survivors include her husband, J.D. Richards of Weatherford; two daughters: Benita Richards of New Port Richey, Fla. and Cathy Chancellor of Weatherford; one son, Jeff Richards of El Paso; father, Ernest Barker of Eastland; sisters: Ernestine Ables of Weatherford, Anita Baker of Weatherford, Nelda Rogers of Lubbock and Peggy Alexander of Celina; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at the funeral home. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, March 17 in the …

Enhanced Indexes to the U. S. Censuses

FamilySearch and Ancestry.com Team to
Publish New Images and Enhanced Indexes to the U.S. Censuses

This announcement has already been posted on other genealogy blogs. I ran across it tonight on The Accidental Genealogist blog at http://theaccidentalgenealogist.blogspot.com/

SALT LAKE CITY—Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, the two largest online family history resources, announced today they will exchange records and resources to make more historical records available online. The first project is a joint initiative to significantly enhance the online U.S. Federal Census Collection (1790 to 1930). The original census records are among the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).

FamilySearch is digitally converting master microfilm copies of the original U.S. Federal Censuses from 1790 through 1930 and, under this agreement, will give these improved images to Ancestry.com. All census images and indexes will be available on Ancestry.com for subscribers. As projects a…

Sam Houston's Call for Volunteers - 1835

While looking for information on my ancestor, Charles Harrison Richards, who was in Shelby County, Texas, at the time of the Texas Revolution, I found a lot of information about Texas on the Texas State Library and Archives Commission website. I have placed this copy of a Proclamation by Sam Houston in 1835 here for your perusal. You may click on the link above if you are interested in Texas history.



This is public information as described in the Public Information Act.

Freemason Lodges of Shelby County, Texas

Information on this site taken from the book “Freemasonry in Shelby County Texas, 1846-1900” by William Tellis Parmer and J. B. Sanders. The publication is very thorough and is on file in Shelby County Historical Society and Genealogy Library for view. Only a small amount of the narrative is recorded here. The Cumulative Rosters are taken from the pages in the publication. The book is divided into sections: The American Prelude, Early Texas Political Scene, Masonic Beginnings in Texas, Political Scene of Freemasonry in Shelby County.

Tenaha Lodge No. 737 – Tenaha – Shelby County Texas 1892-1903
Puckett, C. H. Affiliated  12-28-1893 Demitted   03-16-1894
Truitt Lodge No. 149 – Truitt Store – Shelby County Texas 1854-1869 The third Masonic Lodge established in Shelby County was Truitt Lodge No. 149, which met at Truitt’s Store in the Northeastern portion of the County. (See the book “Freemasonry in Shelby County – 1846-1900” for additional information on the Lodges.) Richards, C. H. Apprent…

James Richards - Direct Descendants from James Richards to Judith Gail Richards Shubert

1 James Richards b: in Wales, Great Britain
.. +Biddy Cunningham b: in Ireland
........ 2 Charles Harrison Richards b: Feb 29, 1780 in Blount Springs, AL d: Apr 04, 1839 in San Augustine Co., TX
............ +Mary Elizabeth Polly Sapp b: Jul 30, 1797 in Atlanta, Jefferson or Richmond Co., GA d: Oct 10, 1879 in Buena Vista, Shelby Co., TX
................... 3 John S. Richards b: Feb 19, 1819 in Blount Springs, Blount Co., AL d: Oct 06, 1875 in Shelby Co., TX
....................... +Carolyn G. Conway b: Apr 26, 1829 in TN d: Aft. 1910 in Shelby Co., TX
............................. 4 Joshua Hooper Richards b: Apr 21, 1861 in Shelby Co., TX d: Feb 25, 1939 in Weatherford, Parker Co., TX
................................. +Mary Elizabeth Saphrona Arbella Saria Conway b: Mar 29, 1866 in TX d: Dec 01, 1939 in Weatherford, Parker Co, TX
........................................ 5 John Robert Richards b: Jul 17, 1890 in Timpson, Shelby Co., TX d: Jan 24, 1975 in Stephenville, Erath Co., TX
...........…

C. H. Richards on Indigent Families List (1863-1865)

Confederate Indigent Families Lists (1863-1865)
"On November 24, 1863, the Texas Legislature passed a Joint Resolution stating that the government pledged "support and maintenance of [the soldiers'] families during their absence from home." In accordance with this Resolution, an "Act to Support the Families and Dependents of Texas Soldiers" passed on December 15, 1863. The Act set aside $1,000,000 annually to be paid the "families, widows, and dependents of soldiers currently serving in State or Confederate forces, or of soldiers killed or disabled in service." Chief Justices of the counties, on or before March 1 in 1864 and 1865, submitted lists of servicemen and the number of their dependents eligible for relief. The County Clerk administered the money distributed to the county for this purpose. Please note that lists were not compiled in every county; those counties are not represented in the index.
"The information varies somewhat from c…

Terrell State Hospital - North Texas Hospital for the Insane

After interviewing several of my uncles and aunts at one of our Richards Family Reunions I learned that my grandparents met while working in Terrell at the Terrell State Hospital. I knew nothing about the hospital and so started trying to find out something about it and in doing so hoped to shed more light on my grandparents young lives. I don't know where they worked in the hospital but because of jobs they had later in life I feel like they probably worked in the housekeeping or food service area. I have copied some of what I have found on other websites about the hospital that I hope you will find interesting.

My grandparents, John Robert Richards and Willie Laura Homsley got married in 1912 so they must have worked at the hospital when the name was the North Texas Lunatic Asylum. I have not been able to find any employee records from that time.

"Supper for 2000 Patients"
Postcard of North TX State Hospital in Terrell, 1920
Submitted by Elaine Martin
Terrell State Hospit…