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Once Around the County in Newberry

Newberry School is just a few miles east of Mineral Wells, Texas, in the county of Parker. Newberry Cemetery now is the resting place for my grandparents, J. D. Gailey and Edna Puckett Gailey, and their daughters, Irene Gailey Stone, and Maedelle Gailey Carlyle, plus several other relatives. Irene, Maedelle and my mother, Vernelle, lived near the school as small children and told stories about going to school in Newberry. I can only assume it was the same school building, as my mother and her twin were born in 1921.
The Pucketts named in the picture below are my mother's first cousins once removed: Gerald, Iona, and Stella were children of Travis Austin Puckett and Nancy Catherine Mayo. In 1924 Richard Gerald Puckett, age nineteen; Stella Puckett, age twelve; Iona Puckett, probably age 10 or eleven.

Thelma Doss, writer for the Mineral Wells Index said Esta Lea Daniel Ashley was quick to identify all the students and teachers in this 1924 picture. I do not know when she did this, b…

Remembering and Honoring Those in the Military and Civil Service

May 24, 2015

Memorial Sunday and Pentecost at our beautiful  New Sharon United Methodist Church in Hillsborough

The musical Prelude: To Our Beloved Country, Gertrude Haupt Richolson on tune "America" by Henry Carey; and the Introit: by the Choir, Let Our Earth Be Peaceful; Flag Processional and Taps
Pledge of Christian Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the Cross and to the Savior for whose kingdom it stands; One Savior, crucified, risen, and coming again, with life and liberty to all who believe.
Pledge of Allegiance: I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
The Christian Flag was carried by Veteran Robert A. Shubert, U.S. Army; the American Flag carried by Technical Sergeant Christopher Sykes, USAF Security Forces 
Pastor Kong's Message was entitled The Ultimate Sacrifice.
There was a time to remember and honor those in the military and civ…

Descendants of Ade de Rowenhall le Kinge ~ The Homersley's "In the Beginning Story"



Ade de Rowenhall le Kinge

by Elmo Len Holmes and Greg Holmes


Great rivers may begin as spring creeks that burst forth merging into larger waters that flow to the sea and so many great families.Thus a metaphor is born and so is a family history.History is a fickle mother to generations of persons who desire to know their personal “In the beginning story”. It is a tale that may be twice told about firelight as the shadows of ancestors’ play the imaginations of the listeners.Each generation the tale of the “In the beginning” changes, but it keeps on being told ‘till some chronicler records the tales for posterity.
To be remembered in a hundred years is a miracle. To be remembered in a millennium may be divine.
Viewing history from a nine and one half-century prospective can be daunting.It may be compared to my co-writer and Cousin Greg Holmes’ comment, “This genealogy may be compared to felling a giant oak with a pen knife.”