Banner Photograph of BRAD CEMETERY - Highway 180 West of Palo Pinto. Taken by Judith Richards Shubert 2009.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

A Touching Farewell to Mollie & Maggie Houx

Farewell
In Memory of
Mollie. E.
wife of
A. Houx.
Born Apr 3. 1845.
Died Mar 31. 1880.

Maggie. E.
Dau of A. & M. E. Houx.
Born Mar 19. 1880
Died Sept 14. 1880


Alexander Houx was born in the year 1851 in Missouri. He married Mollie E. who was also born in Missouri on April 3, 1845. She died March 31, 1880, twelve days after giving birth to their daughter, Margaret E. "Maggie" Houx, on March 19. Baby Maggie lived only 5 short months before she followed her angel mother home on September 14th.

Alexander and Mollie had one other child, two-year old Omer A. Houx, born May 10, 1878 in Texas. Omer moved to Oregon as an adult but must have returned to Texas, as he is also buried in the Brad Cemetery.

Alexander and his two-year old son, Omer, were found in the 1880 U.S. Federal Census, Palo Pinto County, Texas, District 155, on page 126C. Alexander stated that he was a white, widowed 29-year old, born in Missouri in 1851 and that his father and mother were both born in Missouri, as well. Omer was shown as being born in Texas and the son of Alexander.

I could not determine what the gravestone was made of; however, it appeared as if the original marker had been broken, attached to a stone marker and then possibly broken again at the base. It is now lying on the ground. Over all, however, the memorial is a beautiful marker.

Sources:
This family was found on RootsWeb Freepages:Mark Murphy Genealogy and accessed by me March 7, 2009.
FamilySearch.org Census Search Records
Photographs taken by Judith Richards Shubert 1-22-2009 (c)

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful marker and such a touching story.

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  2. Brad is a pretty lonely cemetery. But it is pretty there.

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