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McWhirter - Bridges Family

Chapter 5
Samuel Hugh & Julia Ann (Bennett) McWhirter

of
Marion County, Illinois
and
Cooke County, Texas



             Samuel Hugh McWHIRTER, born in 1827, Wilson County, Tennessee, son of Charles and Nancy (GRIFFIN) McWHIRTER. He died 27 May 1907, Gunter, Texas. He is buried at Cottage Hill Cemetery outside of Celina, Texas.
    Samuel married Julia Ann BENNETT 29 Jan 1848, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. She was born 1831, Tennessee. She died 29 May 1878, Salem, Marion County, Illinois. (Julia is also listed in records as Judah and Judith.) Julia Ann filed for divorce from Samuel 9 Mar 1858. They either got back together before the divorce went through or they remarried.
    On 5 Nov 1850, the census shows Samuel (24) and Judy (18) McQUERTER living in Marion County, Illinois. Samuel and Judy were said to have been born in Tennessee. Sam was a farmer. Samuel could not read or write. With them were their children: Richard McQUERTER age 1; and Ann McQUERTER age 3. Both born in Illinois. (Note: When searching on ancestry.com, they have the name listed as Mc QUESTER, but on the actual census, you can see that it is spelled McQUERTER.)
    In 1852, Judith A. McWHIRTER became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem.
    On 10 May 1853, Samuel McWHIRTER purchased 40 acres of land Section five, Tonti Township, Marion County, Illinois.
    On 9 Mar 1858, Juda Ann McWHIRTER divorced Samuel McWHIRTER in Marion County, Illinois. (Note: The evidently re-married, but I find no record of it.)
    On 10 Aug 1860, the census shows Sam (34) and Judah (29) McQUATER living in Salem Township, Marion County, Illinois. They were both said to have been born in Tennessee. Sam was a farmer. With them were their children: Richard age 11; Alice age 9; Nancy age 8; and Sarah E. age 2 months. All said to have been born in Illinois.
    On 10 Jun 1870, the census shows Sam. H. (43) and Julia (38) McWHIRTER living in Salem Township, Marion County, Illinois. Sam was said to have been born in Tennessee and Julia in Illinois. Sam was a farmer. Sam's real estate was valued at $500.00. His personal property was valued at $100.00. Sam could not read or write. With them were their children: Richard age 21; Lizzie age 17; Ellen age 13; Willie age 5; and Effie age 1. All said to have been born in Illinois. (Note: If you search for this on ancestry.com, you need to look for John M. LYNCH, who was their neighbor. Sam H. McWHIRTER will not come up on a search.)
    Shortly after 13 Jun 1870, after the birth of Charles, they moved to Texas.
    By May 1878, they had moved back to Marion County, Illinois, as Julia died there.
    On 20 May 1879, Sam owned land in Section 18 of Tonti Township. The property cost $200.00.
    In 1884, Samuel H. McWHIRTER became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem.
    On 8 Jun 1900, the census shows the widowed Samuel AUGUSTUS age 74 living in Precinct 7, Cooke County, Texas. He was said to have been born Oct 1825, Tennessee. His parents were said to have been born in North Carolina. He was a day laborer. Samuel was living with his son and family, McWhirter (29) and Mattie (21) AUGUSTUS and their daughter Mary AUGUSTUS age 11 months. (Note: They placed Augustus McWHIRTER's name wrong on the census, therefore it appears like the last name is AUGUSTUS, therefore the search for the family should be AUGUSTUS.)
    Samuel was buried in Collin, Texas, which is where his younger brother, John Houston McWHIRTER (See Chapter 18 for this family) and family lived. It is the county just southeast of Cooke County.
    Sam and Julia were members of the Presbyterian Church in Salem.
    They were members of the Presbyterian Church in Salem.

Children of Samuel Hugh and Julia Ann (BENNETT) McWHIRTER:

1. Richard McWHIRTER, born 1848/49, Marion County, Illinois. He died of consumption 21 Ju11881, Salem, Marion County, Illinois.

2. Alice Ann McWHIRTER, born 1850, Marion County, Illinois.
    Alice married John M. LYNCH.
    (See #2 following)

3. Nancy Elizabeth "Lizzie" McWHIRTER, born 1851/52, Marion County, Illinois.
    Nancy married James A. Betts 24 Dec 1874, Marion County, Illinois.
    They lived in Stevenson Township next to her sister's family, the Lynch's in 1880.
    (See Chapter 3 for the Lynch's.)

4. Ellen McWHIRTER, born 1856/57, Marion County, Illinois.

5. Sarah E. McWHIRTER, born Jun 1860, Marion County, Illinois.

6. William K. "Willie" McWHIRTER, born 1864/65, Marion County, Illinois. He died 5 Mar 1932, Cooke County, Texas. He is buried at Callisburg Cemetery.
    He was not in the 1880 census of Marion County, Illinois. So he had already left the county by the age of 15 years old. He went to Arkansas and Texas and also was in Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico.
    He sold land in Parker County, Texas to his nephew, Samuel Arthur LYNCH, in December of 1892.

7. Mary E. "Effie" McWHIRTER, born 1868/69, Marion County, Illinois.
    Effie was living with her sister, Nancy BETTS in the 1880 census in Stevenson Township.

8. Charles Augustus "Gus" McWHIRTER, born 13 Jun 1870, Marion County, Illinois.
    Gus married Mattie MEADOR.
    (See #8 following)



#2
Alice Ann McWhirter Lynch

of
Marion County, Illinois

Alice Ann McWHIRTER, born 1850, Marion County, Illinois.
    Alice married John M. LYNCH 24 Dec 1868, Marion County, Illinois. He was born 1843/44, Marion County, Illinois.
    On 24 Mar 1860, Names of Pupils Attending Salem Public Schools for the Year Ending 24 Mar 1860, has for Primary Department has Alice McWHIRTER.
    In 1865, Alice McWHIRTER became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Salem. On 10 Jun 1870, the census shows John M. (26) and Alice (19) LYNCH living in Salem Township, Marion County, Illinois. They lived next to Alice's parents. John was a farmer. His real estate was valued at $300.00. His personal property was valued at $200.00.
    On 10 Jun 1880, the census shows John N. LYNCH age 36, living in Stevenson Township, Marion County, Illinois. With him were his two sons Samuel A. LYNCH age 8; and Joseph L. LYNCH age 4. He lived next to Sarah A. LYNCH and also Joseph W. LYNCH. His mother and his brother. John was a farmer.

Children of John M. and Alice Ann (McWHIRTER) LYNCH:

2-1. Samuel Arthur LYNCH, born Nov 1871, Marion County, Illinois. He died 19 Apr 1932 in Fort Smith, Sebastian, Arkansas and buried in Forest Park Cemetery.
    Arthur married Blanche A. ROGERS 24 Dec 1895, Sebastian County, Arkansas. Blanche was born Jul 1877. Both of her parents were from Tennessee.
    Arthur married 2nd to Mamie Florence ROGERS, sister of his first wife. Arthur was the Circuit Clerk of Sebastian County in 1920.
    Arthur was a teacher.
    Arthur evidently had no children, as he mentioned none in his will. He did leave money to his cousin, Arthur Augustus McWHIRTER (See 8-2, this Chapter).

2-2. Joseph L. LYNCH, born 6 Feb 1876, Marion County, Illinois. He died 23 Sep 1903, Greene, Arkansas. Buried in Reddick Cemetery. In later census records in Clinton County he is listed as the son of William S. LYNCH, who must have been his father's brother. But he is the son of John M. and Alice Ann (McWHIRTER) LYNCH.

****Bonnie E. LYNCH, daughter of John M. LYNCH, but not Alice Ann McWHIRTER.
    Bonnie married Mr. ELLIS and they lived near Oxnard, California. She received $10,000.00 from her brother's (Samuel Arthur Lynch's) will.



#8
Charles Agustus McWhirter

of
Cooke County, Texas

Charles Augustus "Gus" McWHIRTER, born 13 Jun 1870, Marion County, Illinois. He died 27 May 1947. He is buried in Callisburg Cemetery, Cooke County, Texas.
    Gus married 1st Mattie MEADOR, 26 Oct 1896, Indian Territory, Oklahoma. She was born 12 Dee 1880, Henry, Missouri. She died 03 Jan 1916. Buried in Cooke County, Texas.
    Gus married 2nd to Pearl HUFFINES and they had a child, Opal. Pearl was born 3 Nov 1885 and died 1 Jan 1954.
    On 8 Jun 1900, the census shows McWhirter (29) and Mattie (21) AUGUSTUS living in Precinct 7, Cooke County, Texas. He was said to have been born Jun 1870, Illinois, his father in Tennessee and his mother in Illinois. Mattie was said to have been born Nov 1878, Missouri, and her parents in Missouri. Gus was a farmer and was renting his farm. With them was their, daughter Mary AUGUSTUS age 11 months, born Texas. Also with them was his widowed father Samuel AUGUSTUS age 74. (Note: They placed Augustus McWHIRTER's name wrong on the census, therefore it appears like the last name is AUGUSTUS, therefore the search for the family should be AUGUSTUS.)
    On 6 May 1910, the census shows Gus (39) and Mattie (29) McWHIRTER living in Precinct 7, Cooke County, Texas. With them were their children: Mary McWHIRTER age 10, Arthur McWHIRTER age 9; Sydney McWHIRTER age 6; Pearl McWHIRTER age 4; and Robert McWHIRTER age 2. All children born in Texas. Gus born in Illinois and Mattie in Missouri. Gus was a farmer and owned his farm free of mortgage. Mattie had given birth to 5 children with all 5 still living.
    On 23 Feb 1920, the census shows Charles A. (49) and Pearl (35) McWHIRTER living in Precint 7, Cooke County, Texas. With them were their children: Sidney H. McWHIRTER age 16; Pearl E. McWHIRTER age 14; R. B. McWHIRTER age 12; Ethel M. McWHIRTER age 10; Willie O. McWHIRTER age 7; and Harold D. McWHIRTER age 4 years and 3 months. Gus owned his home free of mortgage. He was listed as a farmer.
    On 8 Apr 1930, the census shows Gus (58) and Pearl (45) McWHIRTER living in Cooke County, Texas. With them was their son, Willie McWHIRTER age 17. Gus was in the business of trading. He owned his home, valued at $1,500.00.
    The following was taken from Gus's bible, written in his own handwriting:
    Charles Augustus McWhirter was born June 13, 1870 - died May 27, 1947. Gus married Mattie Meador Oct. 26, 1896 in Indian Territory, [Now Oklahoma]. She was born in Henry Co., Missouri Dec. 12, 1880 - Jan. 3, 1916.
(1). Mary Jewel (Mae) McWhirter - June 13, 1899 - Oct. 27, 1972.
(2). Arthur Augustus McWhirter - Dec. 31, 1901 - July 22, 1933.
(3). Sidney Hays McWhirter - Dec. 23, 1903 - Dec. 17, 1981.
(4). Pearl Earlene McWhirter - Jan 11, 1906 - July 13, 1931.
(5). R. B. (Richard Baxter) McWhirter - May 3, 1908 - Mar. 9, 1976.
(6). Ethel Maude McWhirter - Aug. 12, 1910 -
(7). Willie Oscar (Bill) McWhirter - June 3, 1912 - Apr. 12, 1988.
(8). Harold Dillard McWhirter - Sept. 12, 1915 - Died ?

Children of Charles Augustus and Mattie (MEADOR) McWHIRTER:

8-1. Mary Jewel "Mae" McWHIRTER, born 13 Jun 1899, Texas. She died 27 Oct 1972.

    Mae married James Olin HENDERSON.
    (See #8-1 following)

8-2. Arthur Augustus McWHIRTER, born 31 May 1901, Cooke County, Texas.
    Arthur married Wana Inez SPARKMAN.
    (See #8-2 following)

8-3. Sidney Hays McWHIRTER, born 23 Dec 1903, Cooke County, Texas.
    Sidney married Olive Roberta BALLARD.
    (See #8-3 following)

8-4. Pearl Earlene McWHIRTER, born 11 Jan 1906, Cooke County, Texas. She died 13 Jul 1931.

8-5. Richard Baxter "Shine" McWHIRTER, born 03 May 1908, Cooke County, Texas.
    Richard married Gladys O. KITCHENS.
    (See #8-5 following)

8-6. Ethel Maude McWHIRTER, born 12 Aug 1910, Callisburg, Cooke County, Texas.
    Ethel married Clayton E. GILMER.
    (See #8-6 following)

8-7. William Oscar “Willie” “Bill” McWHIRTER, born 3 Jun 1912. He died 12 Apr 1988. He owned a hotel in Gainesville, Texas.

8-8. Harold Dillard McWHIRTER, born 12 Sep 1915. He died Jan 1966. Last place of residence was Denver, Jefferson County, Colorado.



Child of Charles Augustus and Pearl (HUFFINES) McWHIRTER:

8-9. Opal McWHIRTER, born 2 Sep 1924. She died 19 Apr 1925.



#8-1
Mary Jewel McWhirter Henderson

of
Cooke County, Texas


Mary Jewel "Mae" McWHIRTER, born 13 Jun 1899, Texas, daughter of Augustus and Mattie (MEADOR) McWHIRTER. She died 27 Oct 1972, Cooke County, Texas.
    Mae married James Olin HENDERSON. Born 11 Oct 1884, Texas. He died 13 Mar 1966. Last place of residence was Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    On 12 Sep 1918, his World War 1 Draft Registration Card has, James Olin HENDERSON age 33, born 11 Oct 1884, was living in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. He was a self-employed farmer. His nearest relative was Mary Jewel HENDERSON. He had dark eyes and black hair.
    On 23 Apr 1930, the census shows James O. (45) and Mary J. (31) HENDERSON living in Cooke County, Texas. James was a farmer. With them were their children Leondard C. HENDERSON age 12; Ruby J. HENDERSON age 10; Milton E. HENDERSON age 9; Estal A. HENDERSON age 6; Dorothy L. HENDERSON age 4; and Wayne A. HENDERSON age 1.

Children of James Olin and Mary Jewel (McWHIRTER) HENDERSON:

8-1-1. Leonard Claudis HENDERSON, born 21 Nov 1917, Cooke County, Texas. He died 1 Jul 1988, Big Spring, Howard County, Texas.

8-1-2. Ruby June HENDERSON, born 4 Aug 1919.
    Ruby married Charles Michael "Charlie" LILE.
    (See #8-1-2 following)

8-1-3. Milton E. HENDERSON, born 1920/21, Cooke County, Texas.

8-1-4. Astal A. HENDERSON, born 1923/24, Cooke County, Texas.

8-1-5. Dorothy Lee HENDERSON, born 25 Oct 1926, Cooke County, Texas.
    Dorothy married Denton Stone PLUMLEE. He was born 12 Oct 1917, Texas, son of William Barlow and Cassie (STONE) PLUMLEE. He died 30 Dec 1995Cooke County, Texas. Last place of residence was Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. William Plumlee was the son of Denton Samuel and Ollie (LOOPER) PLUMLEE.
    In 2002, Dorothy lived in Gainesville, Texas.
    In 2004, Dorothy lived in Gainesville, Texas.

8-1-6. Wayne Alvin HENDERSON, born 1928/29, Cooke County, Texas. He died 24 Apr 1992, Cooke County, Texas.

8-1-7. Ollie Clayton HENDERSON, born 27 Nov 1930, Callisburg, Cooke County, Texas.
    Clayton married Floretta Mae STONE.
    (See #8-1-7 following)

8-1-8. Shirley Eileen HENDERSON, born 31 Mar 1936, Cooke County, Texas.
    Shirley married Donald Robert WIESMAN.
    (See #8-1-8 following)

8-1-9. Morris HENDERSON.
    In 2002, he lived in Amarillo, Texas.



#8-1-2
Ruby June Henderson Lile

of Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas


Ruby June HENDERSON, born 4 Aug 1919, daughter of James Olin and Mary Jewel (McWHIRTER) HENDERSON. She died Monday, 31 Dec 2001, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. Buried in Hibbit Cemetery.
    Ruby married Charles Michael "Charlie" LILE 13 May 1938, Marietta, Oklahoma.
    They lived in the Walnut Bend community.
    On 3 Jan 2002, the Gainesville Daily Register has, "RUBY JUNE LILE Services for Ruby June Lile, 82, of Gainesville, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Clement-Keel Chapel with the Rev. David Whittington officiating. Burial will follow in Hibbit Cemetery under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville. Mrs. Lile died Monday, Dec. 31, 2001, at Gainesville Memorial Hospital. She was born Aug. 4, 1919, to James Olen Henderson and Mary "May" Jewel McWhirter Henderson at Callisburg. On May 13, 1938, she married Charlie Fichial Lile in Marietta, Okla., and spent her entire married life living in the Walnut Bend community. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Val and Yvonne Lile of Gainesville; one daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Don McCain of Durango, Colo.; three grandsons, Michael Lile of Gainesville, Chet Parker of Tustin, Calif., and Joe Parker of Dallas; three great-grandchildren, Lanie and Brandon Lile of Gainesville, and Ian Lee Parker of Tustin, Calif.; sisters, Dorothy Plumlee of Gainesville and Shirley Wiesman of Fort Worth; brothers, Morris Henderson of Amarillo, and Clayton Henderson of San Angelo; and sisters-in-law, Jean Henderson and Betty Henderson of Gainesville, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lile was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and brothers, Leonard Henderson, Milton Henderson, and Wayne Henderson. Pallbearers will be nephews, Jim Luster, Chuck Wiesman, Bud Henderson, Michael Henderson, Charles Henderson and Chris Henderson. Family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the Clement-Keel Chapel in Gainesville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to each individual's favorite charity in memory of Mrs. Lile."

Children of Charles Michael and Ruby June (HENDERSON) LILE:

8-1-2-1. Val Wayne LILE, born 9 Nov 1939, Cooke County, Texas.
    Val married Yvonne ___?___ .
    In 2002, they lived in Gainesville, Texas.

8-1-2-2. Janis Carolyn LILE, born 25 Jan 1942, Cooke County, Texas.
    Janis married Don McCAIN.
    In 2002, they lived in Durango, Colorado.



#8-1-7
Ollie Clayton Henderson

of
Tom Green County, Texas

Ollie Clayton HENDERSON, born 27 Nov 1930, Callisburg, Cooke County, Texas, son of James Olin and Mary Jewel (McWHIRTER) HENDERSON. Clayton died 26 Jan 2004, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas. Buried at Callisburg Cemetery.
    Clayton married Floretta Mae STONE 21 Nov 1953, Clovis, New Mexico.
    In 2002, he lived in San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas.
    On 28 Jan 2004, the Gainesville Daily Register has, "CLAYTON HENDERSON Clayton Henderson, 73, of San Angelo, passed away Jan. 26, 2004, in San Angelo. Clayton was born Nov. 27, 1930, in Callisburg to his parents James O. and Mary J. McWhirter Henderson. He served his country proudly in the United States Army for four years as a seargent. Clayton worked for GTE 33 years retiring in 1988 as a senior engineer. He married Floretta M. Stone on Nov. 21, 1953, in Clovis, N.M., and they shared 50 beautiful years together. Papa was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Leonard, Milton and Wayne Henderson; and one sister, Ruby June Lile. He is survived by his loving wife, Floretta Henderson of San Angelo; daughter, Kathy Kelley, wife of Larry Kelley, of Houston; son, DeWayne (Bud) Henderson and his wife Joey, of San Antonio; four grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother, Morris Henderson, of Amarillo; two sisters, Dorothy Plumlee of Gainesville and Shirley Wiesman of Haltom City; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2004, in Callisburg Cemetery with Rev. Jack Stone officiating and under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home. There will be a family visitation from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29, 2004, at Geo. J. Carroll and Son Funeral Home in Gainesville. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff at Baptist Memorials Center for the care and concern they showed to our Papa. Memorials may be made to the Grace Temple Baptist Church Building Fund; 105 Guthrie St.; San Angelo, TX 76901."

Children of Ollie Clayton and Floretta M. (STONE) HENDERSON:

8-1-7-1. Katherine Ann "Kathy" HENDERSON, born 23 Oct 1954, Dallas County, Texas.
    Kathy married Larry KELLEY.
    In 2004, they lived in Houston, Texas.

8-1-7-2. DeWayne Clayton "Bud" HENDERSON, born 1 Nov 1957, Haskell County, Texas.
    Bud married 1st Elaine LUMPKIN, 2 Dec 1987, Tom Green County, Texas. They divorced 12 Jun 1981, Tom Green County, Texas.
    Bud married 2nd Pamela D. ETHERIDGE 19 Mar 1983, Potter County, Texas. They divorced 12 Mar 1985, Potter County, Texas.
    Bud married 3rd Joey ___?___ .
    In 2004, Bud was living San Antonio, Texas, with wife Joey.

    Son of Dewayne Clayton and Elaine (Lumpkin) HENDERSON:

    8-1-7-2-1. Christopher Clayton HENDERSON, born 20 Jan 1980, Tom Green County, Texas.



#8-1-8
Shirley Eileen Henderson Wiesman

of
Tom Green County, Texas

Shirley Eileen HENDERSON, born 31 Mar 1936, Cooke County, Texas, daughter of James Olin and Mary Jewel (McWHIRTER) HENDERSON.
    Shirley married Donald Robert WIESMAN.
    In 2002, Shirley lived in Fort Worth, Texas.
    In 2004, Shirley lived in Haltom City, Texas.

Daughter of Donald Robert and Shirley (HENDERSON) WIESMAN:

8-1-8-1. Elizabeth Dawn WIESMAN, born 18 May 1967, Tom Green County, Texas.



#8-2
Arthur Augustus McWhirter

of
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas

Arthur Augustus McWHIRTER, born 31 May 1901 or 31 Dec 1901, Cooke County, Texas. He died 22 Jul 1933, from throat cancer in Little Rock, Arkansas, while taking treatments for it. He was employed with the Santa Fe Railroad, as Hostler Helper. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    Arthur married Wana Inez SPARKMAN in 1923, Gainesville, Texas. She was born 6 Jul 1894, Spring Creek Community, Cooke County, Texas, daughter of James Marion and Thirza Ann (STOUT) SPARKMAN. Wana died 15 Jan 1980. Burial was at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    Wana's parents had a boarding house in Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas, which is where she met Arthur, as he was a boarder there.
    On 4 Apr 1930, the census shows Arthur (28) and Wana (34) McWHIRTER living in Cooke County, Texas. With them was their daughter, Blanchie McWHIRTER age 1 year and 1 month. Arthur was a mechanic on a steam railway. Arthur owned his home, which was valued at $4,000.00.
    Arthur played the saxophone.
    Arthur's obituary is as follows:

ARTHUR A. McWHIRTER Funeral services for Arthur A. McWHIRTER, 32, who died in a hospital in Little Rock, Ark., Sunday evening following a long illness will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock from his residence, 1009 East California street, with the Rev. James A. Fry, officiating. Interment will be in the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Powell Mortuary. The body was brought here via Santa Fe railroad, arriving Tuesday morning at 12:43 o'clock. Mr. McWHIRTER had been for a number of years employed by the Santa Fe railroad, as hostler helper. He was a native of Cooke county, having been born here May 31, 1901, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Augustus McWHIRTER. He was married a number of years ago to Wana SPARKMAN of Ardmore, Oklahoma. Surviving are his wife, two small children, three brothers, Sidney, of Ardmore, R. B. of Gainesville, and Bill McWHIRTER, two sisters, Mrs. Mae Henderson, Callisburg, and Mrs. Ethel Gilmer, Ardmore. Pallbearers will be Marion Blankenship, Duncan, Oklahoma; Tom Blankenship, Callisburg, W. M. Watson, Clyde Holt, Clarence Rudd, Oval Cole, all of Gainesville, Honorary pallbearers will be employees of the Santa Fe railroad. - Source Local Gainesville, TX Newspaper, 1933, Obituary found in the Cooke County Library, Gainesville, TX.

Children of Arthur Augustus and Wana Inez (SPARKMAN) McWHIRTER:

8-2-1. Blanche Myrle "Blanchie" McWHIRTER, born 22 Feb 1929, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    Blanch married Kendall Carrol PURGASON.
    (See #8-2-1 following)

8-2-2. Arthur Monroe McWHIRTER, born on 16 Oct 1930, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. Arthur married Virginia Ann DICKENSON.
    (See #8-2-2 following)



#8-2-1
Blanche Myrle McWhirter Purgason

Blanche Myrle "Blanchie" McWHIRTER, born 22 Feb 1929, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    Blanch married Kendall Carrol PURGASON 5 Sep 1947, First Methodist Church, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. He was born 19 May 1925, Texas, son of Palmer Wade and Augusta (LANCE) PURGASON. Kendall died 31 Aug 1994. His last place of residence was Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma.
    They lived in Tulsa, OK.
    Carrol was vice president of Chevron Oil Company.

Children of Kendall Carrol and Blanche Myrle (McWHIRTER)PURGASON:

8-2-1-1. Kendall Arthur PURGASON, born 2 Aug 1953. He married and has three children.

    Children of Kendall Arthur PURGASON:

    8-2-1-1-1. PURGASON

    8-2-1-1-2. PURGASON

    8-2-1-1-3. PURGASON



8-2-1-2. Robert Scott "Bob" PURGASON, born 8 Apr 1956. He is and has two daughters.

    Children of Robert Scott PURGASON:

    8-2-1-2-1. a daughter PURGASON.

    8-2-1-2-2. a daughter PURGASON.



8-2-1-3. Karen Denise PURGASON, born 1 Aug 1969.
    Karen is married and has three children.




#8-2-2
Arthur Monroe McWhirter

Arthur Monroe McWHIRTER, born on 16 Oct 1930, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    Arthur married Virginia Ann DICKENSON, April 15, 1954, in the First Methodist Church, Austin, Texas.
    Arthur received a B.A. in Accounting from Texas University and is a C.P.A.



8-2-2-1. Michael Monroe McWHIRTER, born 4 Feb 1955.
    Michael married and has a son.

8-2-2-2. Jon David McWHIRTER, born 25 Jul 1959.
    Jon is married.

8-2-2-3. James Matthew McWHIRTER, born 29 Aug 1961.

8-2-2-4. Cynthia Ann McWHIRTER, born in 1963.





#8-3
Sidney Hays McWhirter

of
Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas
and
Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma
and
Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas


Sidney Hayes McWHIRTER, born 23 Dec 1903, Cooke County, Texas, son of Charles Augustus and Mattie (MEADOR) McWHIRTER. He died 17 Dec 1981. His last place of residence was Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas.
    Sidney married Olive Roberta BALLARD.
    In 1933, he was living in Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma.

Children of Sidney Hays and Olive Roberta (BALLARD) McWHIRTER:

8-3-1. Sarah Oneta McWHIRTER, born 18 Jan 1925, Cooke County, Texas. She died 5 May 1998.
    Sarah married 1st ___?___ LOONEY.
    Sarah married 2nd ___?___ ANTOON.
    (See #8-3-1 following)

8-3-2. Weldon Hays McWHIRTER, born 30 Oct 1931, Cooke County, Texas. He died 28 Jul 1989.
    (See #8-3-2 following)



#8-3-1
Sarah Oneta McWhirter Looney Antoon

of
Magnolia, Columbia County, Arkansas

Sarah Oneta McWHIRTER, born 18 Jan 1925. She died 5 May 1998.
    Sarah married 1st ___?___ LOONEY.
    Sarah married 2nd ___?___ ANTOON.

Children of ___?___ and Sarah Oneta (McWHIRTER) LOONEY:

8-3-1-1. Shayron Kaye LOONEY, born 7 Feb 1947.

    Son of ___?___ and Shayron Kaye (LOONEY) GATHRIGHT:

    8-3-1-1-1. Michael Lee GATHRIGHT, born 27 Jun 1974.

       Children of Michael Lee and ___?___ (___?___) GATHRIGHT:

       8-3-1-1-1-1. Abigail Leigh GATHRIGHT, born 6 Sep 2003.

       8-3-1-1-1-2. Michael Austin GATHRIGHT, born 28 Feb 2006.



8-3-1-2. Gloria Gaye LOONEY, born 8 Nov 1952.
    Gaye married 1st ___?___ WILLIAMSON.
    Gaye married 2nd ___?___ CALHOUN.

    Daughter of ___?___ and Gloria Gaye (LOONEY) WILLIAMSON:

    8-3-1-2-1. Tracy Rene WILLIAMSON, born 2 Mar 1978.
    Tracy married ___?___ ROSETT.



#8-3-2
Weldon Hays McWhirter of
Arkansas

Weldon Hays McWHIRTER, born 30 Oct 1931. He died 15 Jul 1989.

Children of Weldon Hays and ___?___ (___?___) McWHIRTER:

8-3-2-1. Weldon Hays McWHIRTER, Jr., born 28 Sep 1954.

8-3-2-2. Pamela Jean McWHIRTER, born 20 Jul 1956.
    Pamela married ___?___ SHAW.



#8-5
Richard Baxter McWhirter

of
Cooke County, Texas

Richard Baxter "Shine" McWHIRTER, born 03 May 1908, Cooke County, Texas, son of Augustus and Mattie (MEADOR) McWHIRTER. He died 9 Mar 1976. Last place of residence was Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    Richard married Gladys O. KITCHENS 22 Aug 1927. She was born 24 Apr 1909, Callisburg, Texas, daughter of William and Martha Anne (BLANKENSHIP) KITCHENS. Gladys died Tuesday, 31 Jul 2001, Renaissance Care Center, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    In 1933, he was living in Gainesville, Texas.
    In 2 Aug 2001, the Gainesville Daily Register has, "GLADYS McWHIRTER Graveside service for Gladys McWhirter, 92, of Gainesville, is set for 10 a.m. Friday at Fairview Cemetery in Gainesville with Dennis Perry, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Clement-Keel Funeral Home of Gainesville. Mrs. McWhirter died Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at the Renaissance Care Center in Gainesville. She was born April 24, 1909, in Callisburg to William and Martha Anne Blankenship Kitchens. On Aug. 22, 1927, she married R. B. "Shine" McWhirter in Gainesville. She was a member of the Broadway Church of Christ, and worked in Gainesville at French's Cafeteria, Streets Pharmacy, and as a cook for Gainesville Memorial Hospital more than 20 years. Before her retirement, she worked at Chicks Department store in Gainesville for several years. Survivors include her daughters and son-in-law, Jean and Wayne Clark of Gainesville and Phyllis Sewell of Gainesville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1976; and son-in-law, Claude Sewell. Pallbearers are Seth Chase, Cody EVANS, Chris EVANS, Cole PRUITT, Randy PRUITT, and Jackie EVANS. Honorary pallbearers are Gary SEWELL, Dawson CLARK, Mike McMasters and Cliffo Odom. The family will be at the Clement-Keel Funeral Home from 7 to 8 p.m. today. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Disease National Headquarters; ATTN: Renee Bitory; 919 N. Michigan Ave., Suite #100; Chicago, IL 60611."

Children of Richard Baxter and Gladys O. (KITCHENS) McWHIRTER:

8-5-1. Gloria Jean McWHIRTER,
    Jean married Wayne Dawson CLARK.

    Children of Wayne Dawson and Gloria Jean (McWhirter) CLARK:

    8-5-1-1. Shawna Jean CLARK, born 18 Jan 1964, Cooke County, Texas.

    8-5-1-2. Ronald Dawson CLARK, born 7 feb 1967, Cooke County, Texa.



8-5-2. Phyllis Ann McWHIRTER,
    Phyllis married Claude Alexander SEWELL.

    Children of Claude Alexander and Phyllis Ann (McWHIRTER) SEWELL:

    8-5-2-1. Claudie Annette SEWELL, born 5 Jan 1952, Cooke County, Texas.
    Claudie married Randall Lee PRUITT 17 Dec 1971, Cooke County, Texas. He was born 9 Jan 1952, Cooke County, Texas.

       Son of Randall Lee and Claudia Annette (SEWELL) PRUITT:

       8-5-2-1-1. Nathan Cole PRUITT, born 20 Nov 1978, Tarrant County, Texas.



    8-5-2-2. Gary Lynn SEWELL, born 21 May 1953, Cooke County, Texas.
    Gary married Karen Sue JOHNSON 5 Jul 1975, Rusk County, Texas.

       Daughter of Gary Lynn and Karen Sue (JOHNSON) SEWELL:

       8-5-2-2-3. Wendy Gayle SEWELL, born 28 Sep 1976, Smith County, Texas.



    8-5-2-3. Brenda Kaye SEWELL, born 21 Jan 1955, Cooke County, Texas.
    Brenda married 1st Jackie Boy EVANS 24 Jun 1978, Cooke County, Texas. He was born 22 Jan 1955, Montague County, Texas, son of Orba Olen and Mary Olean (CHAFFIN) EVANS. They divorced 10 Jun 1996, Cooke County, Texas.
    Brenda married 2nd Steven D. SPROUSE 1 May 2000, Cooke County, Texas. He was born 20 Jan 1960, Cooke County, Texas, son of William Burrett and Martha Lee (HARPER) SPROUSE.

       Children of Jackie Boy and Brenda Kaye (SEWELL) EVANS:

        8-5-2-3-1. Cody Jack EVANS, born 27 Jun 1979, Cooke County, Texas.

       8-5-2-3-2. Christopher David "Chris" EVANS, born 2 Sep 1982, Grayson County, Texas.



#8-6
Ethel Maude McWhirter Gilmer

of
Cook County, Texas

Ethel Maude McWHIRTER, born 12 Aug 1910, Callisburg, Cooke County, Texas, daughter of Augustus and Mattie (MEADOR) McWHIRTER. Ethel died 9 Feb 2002, Houston, Texas. They are buried in Fairview Cemetery, Cooke County, Texas.
    Ethel married Clayton E. GILMER 28 Nov 1928, Ardmore, Carter County, Oklahoma. Clayton was born 25 Jan 1908. Clayton died 10 May 1985. Last place of residence was Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.
    In 1998, she was the only living child of Gus. She was living at 808 S. Dixon Street in Gainesville, Texas.
    On 11 Feb 2002, the Gainesville Daily News has, "ETHEL GILMER - HOUSTON -- Services for Ethel Gilmer, 91, of Houston, formerly of Gainesville, are set for 2 p.m today at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Clayton Gilmer, Baptist minister, officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home of Gainesville. Mrs. Gilmer died Feb. 9, 2002, in Houston. She was born Aug. 12, 1910, in Callisburg, the sixth of eight children born to Augustus and Mattie Meadar McWhirter. She graduated from Newsome Dougherty Memorial High School in Gainesville in 1925. On Nov. 28, 1928, she married Clayton E. Gilmer in Ardmore, Okla. Following her marriage, she and her husband resided in Ardmore, Okla., until moving to Gainesville in 1940, when they purchased an interest in the Acme Cleaners, which they operated for many years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Charles and Lillie Gilmer of Bellaire; daughter and son-in-law, Patsy and John Dodgen of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clayton E. Gilmer on May 10, 1985; her parents; and seven brothers and sisters. Pallbearers are Charlie Gilmer, Rusty Haverland, Adam Haverland, and Clinton Gilmer. Honorary pallbearer is Clayton Blough."

Children of Clayton E. and Ethel Maude (McWHIRTER) GILMER:

8-6-1. Charles Eugene GILMER, born 30 Jan 1932. He died 19 Apr 2002. Last place of residence was Bellaire, Harris County, Texas.
    Charles married 1st Billie Lou BIGGAR.
    Charles married 2nd Leonila "Lillie" FALCON 25 Jul 1981. She was born 1954/55.
    In Feb, 2002, they were living in Bellaire, Texas.
    In 2002, the Gainesville Daily News has, "CHARLES EUGENE GILMER - Dr. Charles Eugne Gilmer, 70, born January 30, 1932, in Ardmore, Okla., passed away April 19, 2002.
    "As Charles succinctly stated, "The party's over, but it's been a fun run."
    "A graduate of Gainesville High School, he attended the University of Texas, Austin. He received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston in 1956. Serving as a dental officer Captain in the U.S.A.F. in Japan from 1956-59, he returned to receive his post-graduate degree in periodontal prosthesis at the University of Pennsylvania in 1967. He was in general private practice in San Antonio from 1959-1965 and in Houston specializing in perio-prosthesis for the balance of his career. Charles pioneered in introducing implant dentistry and creating the first implant program at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He was an inspiration to his colleagues and students.
    "Charles taught at U.T.D.B. for many years. A renowned lecturer on periodontal prosthesis and implant dentistry, he was published extensively in many dental publications.
    "An avid offshore fisherman, Charles enjoyed sharing his love of the water with his children, grandchildren and friends.
    "Preceded in death by his parents, Clayton and Ethel GILMER, he is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lilly FALCON GILMER; his son, Charles Eugene GILMER, Jr., his daughters, Cheri SMYERS and husband, Ken, Cecile (Cissy) GILMER; grandchildren, Russell, Jon Adam, Clayton, Caitlin, Christopher, Clinton and Cynthia; sister, Patsy DODGEN and husband John and a large extended family.
    "The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2002, at Levy Funeral Directors with memorial service at 2 p.m., Rev. Charles Clayton GILMER, officiating.
    "Family suggests donations to the American Diabetes Association, Honors and Memorial Program NCC, P. O. Box 2680, N. Canton, OH 44720."

Children of Charles Eugene and Billie Lou (BIGGAR) GILMER:

    8-6-1-1. Charles Eugene GILMER, Jr., Charles married Rosanne Linette WEST 16 Aug 1979, Travis County, Texas. She was born 1963/64.

        Children of Charles Eugene and Rosanne Linette (WEST) GILMER, Jr.:

        8-6-1-1-1. Christopher Eugene GILMER, born 16 Oct 1979, Travis County, Texas.

        8-6-1-1-2. Clinton Everette GILMER, born 10 Dec 1980, Tarrant County, Texas.

        8-6-1-1-3. Cynthia Elaine GILMER, born 21 Jul 1982, Tarrant County, Texas.



    8-6-1-2. Cheri Elaine GILMER, born 1 Feb 1959, Bexar County, Texas.
    Cheri married 1st Terry Lee BLOUGH 23 Nov 1985, Travis County, Texas. Terry was born 1950/51. They divorced 20 May 1991, Harris County, Texas.
    Cheri married 2nd Ken SMYERS.

        Children of Terry Lee and Cheri Elaine (GILMER) BLOUGH:

        8-6-1-2-1. Clayton Amaniah BLOUGH, born 9 Dec 1988, Harris County, Texas.

        8-6-1-2-2. Caitlin Rae BLOUGH, born 15 Nov 1989, Harris County, Texas.



    8-6-1-3. Cecile "Cissy" GILMER,



8-6-2. Patsy GILMER,
    Patsy married John DODGEN. He was born Sep 1934.
    In 2002, Patsy and John were living in San Diego, California.




Charles McWhirter
Chapter 1 & 2




Compiled by:
(Great-Great-Grandson of Charles Pitts McWhirter)

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