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Glaiser, Chester N.


Chester N. Glaiser, age 72, of Eagle Lake, passed away Wednesday, January 8 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a sudden illness.

Funeral services were held for Mr. Glaiser, Friday, January 10 from Our lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with the Rev. Ray Widacki officiating.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Burial was held at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Glaiser was born September 28, 1913 in Mentz to Willie Glaiser and Mary Polocheck Glaiser.

He moved to Eagle [Lake] with his parents as a child and resided here in Eagle Lake the rest of his life.

Mr. Glaiser married Edna Gold Glaiser in Eagle Lake on October 24, 1942, while on leave from the service.

Mr. Glaiser served as a combat infantryman with the 85th Mountain Infantry during WW II serving in North Africa and Italy.

He retired at age 65 as the Parts Manager of Eagle Implement Company after 35 years of service with them. He was also a member of the American Legion and Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Eagle Lake.

Survivors include his wile, Edna Glaiser of Eagle Lake; mother, Mrs. Mary Glaiser of Eagle Lake; one daughter and son-in-law, Mrs. Claire Meitzen and Bob of Kingwood; one son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Betsy Glaiser of Eagle Lake; one sister, Ruth Sims of Houston; one brother, William Pete Glaiser of La Grange; five grandchildren, Kelly, Shannon and Michael Meitzen all of Kingwood, Shane and Shara Glaiser both of Eagle Lake; and a[sic] numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sohny[sic] and Joe Mike Spanihel, Draper and Chuck Stephens, Jack Leopold and Bennie Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were C. Curtis Laughlin, MD, Charles Stephens, Sr. and fellow employees of the Eagle Lake Implement Company.

Colorado County Citizen, January 16, 1986, page 2

Glaiser, John


Long Time Citizen of Alleyton, Who Came To Colorado County From France At Age of Nine, Died Sunday Morning

Sunday at 4 a.m., Mr. John Glaiser passed quietly away in the Bell Memorial Hospital at Columbus, following a short illness.

Mr. Glaiser was born in Alscace Loraine, France, October 17, 1861. He came to this county with his parents in 1870, when he was 9 years of age, landing at Galveston. He married Miss Minnie Seehr [Suhr] of Colorado County in 1884. To this union were born four children, none of which are living. His wife died in 1921.

In 1925, Mr. Glaiser was again married to Miss Tillie Webber of Bastrop. She passed away in 1937.

Mr. Glaiser made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Schmidt during the last years of his life. He was a devoted Christian and beloved grandfather, loved and held in highest esteem by all who knew him. He always had a cheerful smile and kind word for his friends, and his honesty and fairness endeared him to many.

He is survived by three grandchildren, who deeply mourn his passing. Mrs. Horace Harper of Wharton, Miss Gladys and Raymond Goeckler of Ramsey, and one great grandchild, Robert Harper, Wharton.

He was laid to rest in the family [Alley] cemetery near his home at Alleyton at 10 a.m. Monday.

The Headlight joins the many friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved relatives. Active pallbearers were P F. Heller, L.C. Braden, J. Mattern and H. Burger.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 7, 1939

Funeral Services Are Held Monday For John Glaiser

Funeral services were held Monday morning for John Glaiser, 77, who died Sunday morning at John F. Bell Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Burial was in the family [Alley] cemetery near the Glaiser home in Alleyton, Untermeyer Bros. In charge.

Mr. Glaiser was born in Alsace Loraine, France, October 17th, 1861. He came to the United States with his parents in 1970 when he was nine years old. The family landed at Galveston. He married Miss Minnie Suhr of Colorado County in 1881. To this family were born four children, none of whom are living. His wife died in 1921.

In 1935 he married Miss Tillie Webber of Bastrop, Texas. She died in 1937. Mr. Glaiser made his home with Mr. and Mrs. Ed H. Schmidt the last few years of his life.

He is survived by three grandchildren, Mrs. Horace Harper of Wharton, Miss Gladys Goeckler of Ramsey, Raymond Goeckler of Ramsey; one great grandchild, Robert Harper of Wharton.

Pallbearers were T. F. Heller, I. C. Braden, J. Mattern and H. Burger.

Colorado County Citizen, July 6, 1939
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Glancy, Clara (Raabe)

Mrs. Glancy's Funeral Held Here June 17

Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Glancy, 85, were held Tuesday, June 17, from Hubbard Funeral Chapel, with burial in Masonic Cemetery. Rev. D. L. R. McDougle officiated.

Mrs. Glancy, a lifelong Weimar area resident, died at 3 p.m. June 15, in Youens Memorial Hospital after a stroke. She had been hospitalized several times during the last two months.

She was born Oct. 5, 1889, in the rural area south of Weimar, a daughter of Robert and Clementine (Heller) Raabe, and attended Content School. She was married Oct. 12, 1916, to Alfred Glancy, who died Nov. 4, 1967.

Her survivors are: one son, William Glancy of Weimar; four daughters, Miss Lillian Glancy of Houston, Mrs. Wilma L. Beken, Mrs. Doris Stowe and Mrs. Eunice (Charles) Bittner, all of Weimar and seven grandchildren.

She was the last surviving member of her own family. Brothers and sisters preceding her in death were Robert, Henry, Clements, John, Frank and William Raabe, Miss Lena Raabe, Mrs. Celestine Hoegemeyer, and a sister who died in infancy.

Pallbearers were Howard Raabe, David Raabe, Glen Hoegemeyer, Adolf Raabe, Clarence Raabe and Raymond Janacek.

The Weimar Mercury, June 26, 1975
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Glancy, John Alfred

Final Rites for Alfred Glancy, 74, Held Monday

Funeral services for John Alfred Glancy, 74, were held Monday afternoon, Nov. 6, at Hubbard Funeral Home, with Rev. F. H. Horak, Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Masonic Cemetery.

Mr. Glancy, retired farmer and hatchery worker, died at 11 P. M. Saturday, Nov. 4, in Youens Hospital, after a week’s illness.

He had lived in the Weimar area 55 years. Born Jan. 14, 1893, in Chicago, Ill. He was the son of Joseph and Mary Klemm Glancy. He moved here in 1912 with his parents and married Miss Clara Raabe on Oct. 12, 1916, at her parent’s home.

His wife survives, along with one son, William of Houston; four daughters, Miss Lillian Glancy and Mrs. Doris Hattermann of Houston, and Mrs. Leroy (Wilma) Beken and Mrs. Charles (Eunice) Bittner Jr. of Weimar; and eight grandchildren. A brother, William preceded him in death two years ago.

Pallbearers were Adolf Raabe, Howard Raabe, Charles Herzik, Glen Hoegemeyer, Walton Beken and Raymond Janacek.

The Weimar Mercury, November 9, 1967
Transcribed by Jennie Muggli

Glancy, Lillian

Lillian Glancy Services Held March 18

Lillian Glancy was born in Weimar on Nov. 17, 1917 and passed away on March 15, at Parkview Manor.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 18, at Hubbard Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

She attended Weimar Public School graduating in 1936.

After graduation, she spent many years working in accounting and related endeavors.

In 1949, she accepted a position as assistant to the manager of the newly formed investment division of First National Bank in Houston.

During her years of employment with the bank, she attended the American Institute of Banking classes at the New York Institute of Finance and University of Houston.

Lillian retired from First City National Bank in the capacity of vice president and trust investment officer after 42 years, having served as a portfolio manager for many years.

Lillian was a former member of American Investment Management and Research Association, life member of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and was involved in volunteer arrangements with several charitable organizations.

During her retirement years, Lillian served as director and financial advisor of Weimar Cemetery, Inc.

Lillian was preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Beken and Doris Stowe and one brother William Glancy.

She is survived by her sister, Eunice Bittner, six nieces and nephews and six great nieces and nephews.

Interment was at Weimar Masonic Cemetery.

Weimar Mercury, Thursday, March 29, 2012, page 2
Submitted by Sandra Long Anders

Glancy, Mary E. (Klemm)

Mrs. Mary Glancy Dies At 89; Rites Held Thursday Here

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Glancy, 89, who expired Wednesday morning about 5:30 in Youens Hospital, were held this (Thursday) morning from Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with interment in St. Michael's Cemetery.

The aged mother of Alfred Glancy of this city had been ill only a few days. She had been living in the rest home at Schulenburg; she was brought to the hospital here Sunday.

A native of Illinois, near De Kalb, she was born Mary E. Klemm, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nickolas Klemm, on March 15, 1862. In 1891, she was married to Joseph F. Glancy at Chicago, where they made their home. In 1912 she moved to Weimar and lived here until 1919, when she returned to Chicago. Her husband died in about 1931, and some 8 or 9 years ago she returned to Weimar to spend the rest of her days. She was a member of the Catholic faith,

Surviving are her two sons, Alfred of here and William of Chicago; a sister, Mrs. Anna Bockelmann of here; and two brothers, Peter Klemm of Haines City, Florida, and Paul
Klemm of De Kalb, Illinois.

Weimar Mercury, October 26, 1951, page 1

Glancy, William

William Glancy, 83, passed away in Weimar on March 30, 2011.

He was born to Alfred and Clara Glancy on Dec. 27, 1928.

He graduated from Weimar High School in 1949.

After graduation William moved to Houston and worked for American General Insurance Co. for many years returning to Weimar in 1967 to take care of the farm after his father’s death.

William suffered a stroke many years ago and was confined to a wheelchair but continued to live at home until December 2010 when he moved to Parkview Manor.

He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed watching the Astros, Texans and college and professional sports.

He was also a hunter and enjoyed taking his nephew deer hunting.

Even though he could not attend games he kept up with results of all the nephews sports events, hunting and fishing.

During his months at Parkview he spent his time near the front door and visited with many who came in.

William was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Wilma Beken and Doris Stowe.

Two sisters, Lillian Glancy and Eunice Bittner survive William.

He is also survived by four nephews and one niece.

Services were held Saturday, April 2 at Hubbard Funeral home with Rev. Jerry Carpenter officiating.

Interment followed at the Masonic Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roy Beken, Lee Beken, Charles Bittner, John Bittner, Clay Bittner and Clayton Wessels.

The Weimar Mercury, April 7, 2011, page 2
Submitted bySandra Long Anders

Glass, Annie (Smith)

Mrs. Annie Glass Dies Suddenly; Rites Held Friday

By Mrs. M. L. Heiman

GARWOOD -- Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Glass, 78, wife of the late Willard W. Glass, were held at Mill Bauer funeral home in Eagle Lake Dec. 19 with interment in the family plot at Anders Chapel near Schulenburg.

The Rev. Paul A. Grout, Jr. Methodist minister of Garwood, officiated and Mrs. Herbert Engstrom played soft organ music during the services.

Mrs. Glass, daughter of the late Anderson T. and Cora Tull Smith, was born Sept 11, 1880 at Floresville, and died suddenly in her home in Garwood Dec. 17, while sitting at the lunch table.

She was married to Willard Glass in 1916, and had made her home with the exception of a few years, in Garwood ever since.

Mrs. Glass became affiliated with the Methodist church in her childhood in Schulenburg.

She is survived by a stepson, Lee Glass, whom she had raised since he was 4 years old, 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Richartt and Mrs. Les Lanier of Garwood, 2 brothers, C. W. Smith of Highlands and A. T. Smith of Dayton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Active pallbearers were her nephews Oscar Smith of Highlands, Wilber Smith of Weimar, Foy L. Lanier of San Antonio, Jack Lanier of Ft. Worth, M. G. Lanier of Garwood and Leo Lanier of Houston.

Out of town relatives and friends attending the services were Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Smith, Oscar Smith and Mrs. Bell Moore of Highlands; Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Smith, Mrs. Bessie Benton and children and Mr. and Mrs. Herrey Shipman of Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. Foy Lanier and family of San Antonio; Mr. And Mrs. Jack Lanier and family of Ft Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Smith of Weimar; Leo and Hazel Lanier, Mrs. Berta Rae Fontenat, Mrs. A. J. Seiders, Mrs. Clara Thomas of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, December 25, 1958
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Glass, Bettie

Miss Bettie Glass

Columbus, Tex., March 8---Miss Bittie Glass died today, lacking one week of being 102 years of age. She was born in Murray County, Tennessee, March 15, 1809, and came to Texas with the Harrison and Towell families about forty years ago.

Ninety-nine years ago she had a severe spell of scarlet fever , from the effects of which she had even [sic] since been a deaf mute. She was the sister of Mrs. Towell, aunt of Mrs. Virginia Harrison, widow of the late Dr. R. H. Harrison. The funeral will take place tomorrow from the home of W. R. Walker. [Interment in Odd Fellows’ Rest]

Eagle Lake, Headlight, March 18, 1911
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Glass, Elsie (Treybig)

Funeral services for Mrs. Lee (Elsie) Glass, 68, of Garwood were held Wednesday afternoon in the Wheeler Chapel with Rev. Jim Campbell officiating.

Interment was in the Garden of Memories in El Campo.

She died at the El Campo Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.

Mrs. Glass was born in Wharton County on July 13, 1913, the daughter of Ernest and Della Kraunholtz Treybig. She married Lee Glass on Oct. 12, 1932.

She had lived in Colorado County for 49 years and was a member of the Lutheran Church. In addition, Mrs. Glass was also a past member of the Garwood Home Demonstration Club.

Mrs. Glass is survived by her husband, Lee of Garwood; one sister, Lula Seiders of McDade; three brothers, Elmer Treybig of Hawkins, Clinton Treybig of Bryan and Harold Treybig of Houston; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Wilbert Lee Treybig, Tommy Ted Treybig., Kennard Ray Treybig, Gary Lee Thomas, Robert Glenn Woolard and Gregory Alan Lobpries.

Colorado County Citizen, February 4, 1982
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Glass, Gladys (Papenberg)


When the bell of the Lutheran Church started tolling Thursday morning, many a one wondered what it meant. When the news spread that the tolling announced the death of Mrs. Douglas V. Glass, or of Gladys Papenburg as she was still generally called, wonder gave way to grief and sympathy. She had made friends in Columbus for to know her was to love her.

Gladys was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Papenburg[sic] on July 18, 1908. She spent a happy and carefree childhood. In due time she entered the local school and graduated in 1926. A talented musician, she was a valuable asset to the Lutheran Church of which she was a confirmed member since 1923. She perfected her music by attending Texas Lutheran College for one year . On April 6th, 1932 she married Mr. Douglas V. Glass who had worked at the local Magnolia Station but had been transferred to Kilgore. In Kilgore she again made many friends and soon found her place in community life. Early on November 28 a son was born to her; but she did not get to know it.

Her body was brought to Columbus for burial. Hundreds of friends viewed her as she lay in state in the Papenburg[sic] home. Interment was made in Odd Fellows Rest, Sunday afternoon, Rev. W. A. Flachmeier officiating. The unusually large gathering of people and the gorgeous display of flowers both testified to the popularity of the young woman. She is survived by her husband, Mr. D. V. Glass and infant son of Kilgore, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Papenberg,one grandmother, Mrs. H. A. Buescher, and a large number of more distant relatives.

The world is made brighter by such people as Gladys. She had a cheery smile for everyone. She had the knack of turning aside even harsh words and forgetting them. She will long be missed not only in her home but all who knew her at all intimately.

Colorado County Citizen, December 5, 1935

Glasscock, Charles Gus Jr.


Charles Gus Glasscock Jr., oilman, rancher and philanthropist died Saturday, October 22, 2005 at River Oaks Nursing Home in Columbus, Texas.

“Mr. Gus” was born February 19, 1918 in San Antonio, Texas in the shadows of the Alamo.

He was preceded in death by parents C. Gus Glasscock, Sr. and Lucille Freeman Glasscock; wife Bonnie Smith Glasscock; son, James Thomas Glasscock; grandson, C. Gus Glasscock IV; and sister, Geraldine Lawson.

Mr. Glasscock made many contributions to the offshore drilling industry and was actively involved in the development of alternative energy sources.

He was owner/operator of the 2-G Ranch in Columbus, Texas.

An alumnus of Baylor University, Mr. Glasscock was one of the first sponsors of Baylor Institute of Environmental Studies and Baylor Energy Research Center.

He served as a trustee of Baylor University, Houston Baptist University and the University of Corpus Christi.

Mr. Glasscock's passion for education led him to help many young people by providing scholarships to various educational institutions.

His personal pursuits included a love of flying, a fervor for photography and a zeal for travel, all of which combined to make a very interesting life.

Survivors include three sons, C. Gus (Karen) Glasscock III, Cohagen, MT, John Donley (Peggy) Glasscock, Lavina, MT, and Robert (Ellen) Glasscock, Greenville, AL; five grandchildren, Elizabeth (Tim) Moore, Helena, MT, Katherine (Danny) Wright, Phoenix, AZ, J.D. (Delene) Glasscock, Cedar Park, TX, Scott (Traci) Glasscock, Rock Springs, MT and Yvonne “Vonnie” Glasscock, Billings, MT; nine great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Tuesday evening from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus, TX. Memorial services will be held at First Baptist Church in Columbus, TX on Wednesday, October 26, 2005 at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Sammy Carr, officiating. Donations may be made to Hospice of Central Texas or your favorite charity. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Colorado County Citizen, October 26, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Glasscock, MaVelle Maxine (Mennike)


Mavelle Maxine Mennike Glasscock, 84, of Columbus, passed away Feb. 18 at Columbus Nursing and Rehabilitation.

She was born in Houston, July 10, 1920 to Max Carl and Mary Vesa (Russell) Mennike and married James "Jay" W. Glasscock July 21, 1940. She was a lifelong resident of Houston until she and her husband moved to Columbus in 1997. She accepted Christ as her Savior at a young age and was a member of Waugh Drive Baptist Church in Houston. She was employed by George V. Kane Insurance Co. then by Cameron Credit Union until her retirement.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, William and Hedwig Marburger Mennike of La Grange and William Franklin and Vesa (Anderson) Russell of Tuskegee, Ala.; and one sister, Doris Foster.

She is survived by her husband; sons and daughter-in-law, J. Walter and Leta Glasscock of Columbus and David and Gary Glasscock, both of Houston; sister and brother-in-law, Gerry and Raymond Dunkin of Lufkin; grandchildren, Charlene Inman and husband Steven, James Glasscock III and wife Amber, and Lorinda Fleming and husband Thomas; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A graveside service was conducted Feb. 19, with burial in Weimar by Henneke Funeral Home. A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m., March 13 at the Live Oak Art Center, 1014 Milam, Columbus.

Colorado County Citizen, February 23, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Gleghorn, Louise T. (Feille)

Louise GIeghorn

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise T. Gleghorn were held from the Henneke Funeral Home May 27, with the Rev. Clarence James officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery.

Mrs. Gleghorn died in the Diagnostic Hospital in Houston May 25.

She was born in San Antonio May 4, 1911 a daughter of Henry and Pearle Goodson Feille. She had lived in Columbus since 1961. She and A. E. Gleghorn were united in marriage May 5, 1960.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Ricks of San Antonio; 2 sons, Martin L. Schumann of Houston and Paul A. Schumann of Missouri City; 3 sisters, Josephine Smith of Austin, Carolyn Molina of' San Antonio and Martha Castillion of Houston, and 8 grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers were Sgt. Gilbert Keil, Kenneth Nelson, David Ricks, Mike Schumann, U. R. Martin and Gene Commander.

Colorado County Citizen, June 2, 1977

Glenn, Curtis


Curtis Glenn, 23, of Eagle Lake, passed away Nov. 21.

He was born in Eagle Lake, May 28, 1981 to Jacklyn and Kirk Glenn. He grew up in the Eagle Lake Community and attended Rice Consolidated School District.

He was preceded in death by step-brothers, Brian and Kirk; and aunt, Faye.

He is survived by his mother and step-father, Jacklyn and Royal Stevens of Eagle Lake; father; grandparents, Ruby Johnson, Jack Johnson and Esther Glenn; and step-sisters, Joshire and Chrystal.

Funeral services were conducted Nov. 27 at White Cloud Baptist Church in Eagle Lake with the Rev. Obie Rhodes officiating. Interment followed at Boykins Cemetery in Matthews.

Pallbearers were Audrey Carter, Shawn Johnson, Ulab Johnson III, Russel Williams, Eric Johnson and Brian Williams.

Colorado County Citizen, December 8, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Glenn, Elizabeth C. (Hinch) Brown

Died, at her residence, in this city, Friday last, at 1 o’clock, p.m., Mrs. E. C. Glenn, of an affection[sic] of the lungs. Her obsequies were performed Saturday morning when she was laid in the Odd Fellows’ Rest by the side of her husband, the late Judge E. M. Glenn, who fell a victim to the epidemic of ‘73, the Rev. J. A. Duncan performing the sad rites. The deceased had long been a resident of this city, and though retiring and unobtrusive, was known and revered by many. Her quiet acts of love we more effective than whole volumes of sermons, and her relatives will long miss her kind attentions. Her disease was lingering, and toward the last extremely painful, The Citizen joins the may friends of the departed in extending sympathies to her relatives. While affection’s offering dims the eyes over her vacant chair, her empty room, her deserted house, the knowledge that she has jointed the loved ones gone before transforms the tear of sorrow into a thank offering that her sufferings ae over. The breezes chant a requiem over her grave softly telling of her soul immortal soaring in Paradise, her diadem gemmed with stars each star a good deed performed during her earthly pilgrimage.

Colorado Citizen, May 22, 1884

Glenn, George

The city of Columbus hosted a historical marker dedication in honor George Glenn, Saturday, March 13. The marker, placed in the 1100 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive was initiated by the late R.F. “Buddy” Rau of Columbus and researched by Mary Lynn Skinner, also of Columbus.

Glenn, son of Wash Glenn, was born into slavery in March 1850 and raised on the ranch of local cattleman Robert B. “Bob” Johnson. He was trained in ranching activities and as a trail cook. Following emancipation, Glenn chose to stay on the Johnson Ranch as a cowhand.

In the spring of 1870, Glenn accompanied Johnson on a cattle drive to Abilene. There, Johnson became ill and died. His body was placed in a metallic casket and temporarily buried in July 1870. Following the sale of the cattle, Glenn disinterred Johnson’s body to drive it home in a wagon.

Following the six-week trip, Johnson was re-interred next to his wife in the Columbus cemetery.
Glenn never made the trip to Abilene again. In 1872, he wed Lucy Conner. The couple established a homestead in Glidden and had at least one child. Glenn
maintained a lifelong friendship with John Edward Folts, Texas Ranger, cattleman and nephew of Bob Johnson.
Glenn was recognized for his bravery in traveling nearly 800 miles by wagon to bring his employer home. One of few African American members of the old trail drivers of western America, Glenn was honored at the group’s 1924 and 1926 reunions for his valor. An attendee at the 1924 reunion in San Antonio, noted Texas author and folklorist J. Frank Dobie interviewed Glenn, preserving the first-hand story of his famous trip for future generations.
In 1931, at the age of 80, Glenn died of pneumonia at his home in Glidden.
John Edward Folts once said of Glenn, “Of such stuff were the old trail drivers, white and black, made...,” and today Glenn is remembered for his bravery and loyalty, an example of the hard-working trail drivers of the late nineteenth century.
Colorado County Citizen, March 17, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Glenn, James C.

Mr. Glenn Died at Two O'clock Last Monday

Mr. J. D. Glenn died at the Fitzgerald Sanitarium in this city Monday afternoon. For several days his life hung in the balance and his death was momentarily expected.

Several weeks ago Mr. Glenn underwent an operation for appendicitis from which he was recovering nicely, but, having been a sufferer from other troubles for many years, and in his weakened condition from the attack of appendicitis, he gradually grew weaker and weaker, and shortly after 2 o'clock on Monday afternoon life's golden bowl was broken, and the soul of this good man passed into the Great Beyond from whence no traveler returns.

Mr. Glenn, with his wife, who survives him, moved to Eagle Lake, a year and four months ago from Sealy, having at that time assumed the management of the Drummers' Home hotel which they successfully conducted until a few weeks ago when they disposed of the hotel business to move to San Antonio in the hope that the change of climate would improve his health. Just as they were arranging to get off to San Antonio, he was stricken with appendicitis.

He was born in Kentucky fifty-four years ago, from which state they moved to Mineral Wells, Texas, where they remained for some time. From Mineral Wells they moved to Rosenberg, from Rosenberg to Sealy and from Sealy to Eagle Lake.

Mr. Glenn was a good man and a conscientious Christian gentleman. He united with the Baptist church more than thirty-five years ago. He is survived by his wife, one son, Mr. W. H. Glenn of Atlanta, Georgia, and a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Davis, of Conroe, both of whom were called here by his serious illness and were at his bedside when the end came.

The funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, the local pastor, Rev. E. B. McLaughlin, conducting the services, after which the casket was turned over to the Masons, of which order he was a member, who conducted the services at the grave, interment being made in the Masonic cemetery. Mr. Glenn was also a member of the Odd Fellows, that lodge also participating in the funeral ceremonies. The floral offerings were beautiful.

Mr. Glenn was a man of affable manners and genial bearing and made many friends here who are deeply pained over his demise. Surviving him are his son and daughter and his wife--to whom our people are closely bound by ties of friendship--and with whom all sympathize in their dark night time of deep sorrow and inconsolable grief.

We are glad that Mr. Glenn came to Eagle Lake to spend his last days among us. We know that our town was honored in claiming such a man as a citizen and we are honored in claiming his dust as our own. May the sod rest lightly upon him and sweetest flowers shed their fragrance on the hallowed spot under which the mortal remains of our friend have found rest.

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 6, 1919

Glenn, Kathleen


Kathleen Glenn, 48, of Columbus passed away Feb. 10.

She was born in Columbus Aug. 31, 1954 to Lee George and Mary Lee Glenn. She was a graduate of Columbus High School and also attended Prairie View A&M University.

She is survived by her son, Reginald Anthony Glenn of Columbus; grandson, Trey Phillips of Schulenburg; long-time friend Johnny Spates of Eagle Lake; sisters, Sheila Carey, Ida Johnson, Lella Shirley, Vernell Thomas, Eddie Glenn, all of Columbus, and Gwin Girdy of Victoria; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. [Interment in Willing Workers Cemetery]

Pallbearers were Randal Fitzgerald, James Tatum, Michael Fitzgerald, Sean Woods, Ramon Moore and Grover Girdy Jr.

Honorary pallbearers were Reginald Glenn, Leathan Shirley, Johnny Spates, Thomas Wilson, Willis Wilson and John Glenn.

Colorado County Citizen, February 19, 2003
Courtesy of the Citizen

Glenn, Maurice Clifford, Jr.

Maurice Clifford Glenn 73, a resident of Heritage House in Eagle Lake, died on July 21 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital.

The funeral was conducted at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23 from the Dulany Funeral Home chapel in Eagle Lake with Neil Mills officiating. Burial was in Lakeside Cemetery.

He was born on February 24, 1912 in Alleyton, a son of Maurice C. Sr. and Carrie Ferguson Glenn. He has been living in Eagle Lake for the past 63 years and at the Heritage House for the past four years. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church of Eagle Lake.

Survivors include a sister, Lizzie Voitle of Bay City and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers scheduled to serve were Eddie Voitle, Glenn A. Voitle, Milton Blinka, Ralph Rutledge, W. L. Bauer, Ralph Beckman and William Lee Glenn.

Sympathy is extended to the family.

Eagle Lake Headlight, July 25, 1985
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Glick, Aileen (Alley)

Aileen Alley Glick, 91, of Eagle Lake, passed away Aug. 12 in Christus St. Catherine Hospital in Katy following a brief illness.

A native of Colorado County, she was born on Jan. 4, 1911, to J. D. and Della (Parker) Alley. She was a graduate of Eagle Lake High School; led a secretarial career for a number of years with the administrative offices of Houston I.S.D. She and Herbert Glick were married in Wharton Feb. 4, 1934. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Edna Mae Nohavitz; and brothers, J. D., Wiley, Felton, John Ross and Earl Alley.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and John Currie of Houston; sister, Jean Marsalia of Austin; grandchildren, Jennifer, Valerie and John Herbert; and great-grandson, Zachery "Sugar Baby", all of Houston.

Funeral services were conducted Aug. 14, from the Chapel of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake, with the Rev. Shelly Alley of Houston officiating. Interment followed in Lakeside Cemetery, Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were John Herbert Currie, Chad Allen Wilson, Chris Allen Walker and Bryan Len Fisher.

Colorado County Citizen, August 21, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Glithero, Charles

Chas. Glithero Died in San Antonio This Morning

Mr. Chas. Glithero of Columbus, well known throughout the county and especially well and favorably known in railroad circles, died at six o'clock in San Antonio this (Friday) morning.

For thirty years Mr. Glithero has been superintendent of building and constructing for the Southern Pacific railroad. He had not been in good health for some time but his health was thought to have been improved by a recent trip to Marlin.

Mr. Glithero is survived by his wife, one brother W. H. Glithero of Columbus, three sons, Donald, Freeland and Thomas, and four daughters, Mrs. C. B. Lowrey, Misses Charline, Winnie and Margaret Glithero, all of Columbus, and also other relatives living in England. [Interment at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus]

Eagle Lake Headlight, December 6, 1919

Glithero, Charles Eugene

Charles E. Glithero Funeral to Be Held This Morning

Last rites are to be held at 10 a.m. this morning for

Charles Eugene Glithero, 41, who died of cancer Monday at 11:20 p.m. in Herman hospital at Houston.

Rev. Alex Kraus will conduct the services for the Columbus businessman in St. Anthony’s Catholic church of which he was a member.

Mr. Glithero, owner of Glithero Tractor and Implement co. here, had been ill a comparatively short time. He opened the business on Highway 71 here in 1949.

Mr. Glithero was born in Glidden Jan. 13, 1918, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Freelan Glithero. Mrs. Glithero’s maiden name was Nolie Koehl. She died several years ago.

Mr. Glithero served in the U.S. army during World War II and was a member of the American Legion post here. He graduated from Columbus high school in 1937.

He was formerly associated here with Schobel Truck and Tractor co., and later was in business in Brenham, before returning here in 1949 to start the business bearing his name. He served on the Columbus council almost 2 terms.

He is survived by his father; his widow; 4 daughters, Jan, Debbie, Bonnie and Kim Glithero; and one son, John Glithero.

Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. Pallbearers will be Adolph Bacak, Ralph Watson Ned Stallman, J. E. Meismer, Thomas Meyer and Bill Horner.

Colorado County Citizen, June 11, 1959, page 1

Glithero, Freelan

Last Rites For Freelan Glithero Held Friday

Funeral services were held at Columbus Funeral Home Friday afternoon for Freelan Glithero, 72, who died in Columbus hospital Thursday. He had been in failing health since December 1966, when he was in an auto accident.

The Rev. James H. Watt of St. John's Episcopal church officiated and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Born in Columbus July 7, 1895, he was a son of Charles and Kate Miller Glithero. He was with the Southern Pacific Lines for many years before he retired and was a member of St. John's Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Arabia Temple Shrine.

He is survived by: 5 grandchildren -- Jan, Deborah, Bonnie, Kim and John Glithero; 2 sisters, Mrs. C. A. Reyer, Sr. and Mrs. Frank Untermeyer and a brother, T. W. Glithero, all of Columbus.

His only son, Charles, died June 8, 1959. Two sisters, Miss. Charlene Glithero and Mrs. Charles Lowrey and a brother, Donald, died earlier.

Pallbearers were Kelly McCann, Frank Haynes, Joe W. Wegenhoft, E. G. Miller, Elmo Kelly, Les Kelly, L. T. Johnson, and James K. Wallace.

Colorado County Citizen, February 1, 1968
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Glithero, John

The year and-a-half old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Glithero of Columbus died Thursday evening, and was buried at the city cemetery yesterday afternoon. Our sympathy goes out to the parents in the loss of their little babe. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, August 4, 1894

Glithero, Isabella Ann (Batey)

Funeral Services Held Here Monday For Mrs. Glithero

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 at St. John's Episcopal church for Mrs. W. H. Glithero who died at her home near Columbus early Sunday morning. Interment was at Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. R. A. Park officiating. Arrangements were in charge of Columbus Funeral Home.

Mrs. Glithero was born Isabella Ann Batey, a daughter of John and Isabel Batey, in Hayden Bridge, England, on March 20, 1863. She came to America with her parents at the age of 17 living at Luling before moving to Columbus in 1905 after her marriage to W. H. Glithero. The couple had four children; a son, Walter, husband of Mrs. Ethel Glithero, died in 1922. Mr. Glithero died on May 5, 1942.

Mrs. Glithero was a member of St. John's Episcopal church and of the Order of Eastern Star.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Guy Beane of this place, and Mrs. Nelson Tubbs of Ennis, and one son, Capt. John Clyde Glithero of San Diego, Calif. Nine grandchildren also survive.

Pallbearers were W. G. Dick, W. A. Struss, Dr. W. W. Gunn, Edgar Litzmann, J. H. Wooten and Emil Rabel.

Colorado County Citizen May 25, 1944

Glithero, Mary Jane (Birch)

Glithero--The body of Mrs. Mary Jane Glithero, 57, who died at her home 907 Caplan, at 2 am Wednesday, was sent to Eagle Lake over the Southern Pacific Lines at 8:45 am Thursday by J. B. Earthman Company for burial. She is survived by her husband, J.J. Glithero; a son, J.G. Glithero; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Varden; a sister, Mrs. Rachael McKeown, all of Houston; two brothers, James Birch of Detroit and Sam Birch of Glassport, Pa.  [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Houston Chronicle, March 14,1929, p. 17
Submitted by Patsy Lethgo

Glithero, Patsy (Patrick)


An Independence Day trip ended in tragedy when Mrs. Charles Glithero of Houston died three hours after the car she was driving crashed into a ditch near Montgomery early last Friday morning, also fatally injuring her mother, Mrs. Esther Patrick of Navasota.

Mrs. Glithero’s 2-year-old daughter, the third occupant of the car, was uninjured and is now in Columbus with her father. The injured were taken to a Navasota hospital where Mrs. Glithero died about dawn Friday and Mrs. Patrick died Saturday afternoon.

Enroute to Navasota

The three were enroute to Mrs. Patrick’s home at Navasota after attending a family gathering in Conroe when the accident occurred.

Funeral services for Mrs. Glithero were held at the home of Mrs. Kate Glithero here Saturday at 5 p.m. with Rev. G. G. Cecil of the Methodist church officiating. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest with Untermeyer Bros. in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Louis Schulenburg, Douglas Hastedt, Forrest Brooks, John Huebel, Owen Mehrens and Jesse Wegenhoft.

Services for Mrs. Patrick were held in Conroe Sunday with burial in a Willis cemetery. Going from here to the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Haynes, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Hope and Freelan Glithero.

Mr. and Mrs. Glithero, who were making their home in Houston, were planning to move to Columbus, Mr. Glithero’s native home.

Mrs. Glithero was born Patsy Patrick in Conroe on July 8, 1922. She attended school there and later took nurse’s training. She was married to Mr. Glithero at Houston on April 29, 1942, five months before Mr. Glithero entered the army in which he served for three years.

Colorado County Citizen, July 11, 1946

Glithero, Rose

Little Rose, the fourteen months’ old child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glithero, departed this life last Friday night, of inflamation of the bowels. She was a bright, interesting little child, with winsome ways, and her sweet prattle, cuning pranks and laughing glee will ever remain in the hearts of the sorrowing parents a cherished memory. Her loved form was committed to earth last Saturday afternoon, (Rev. H. C. Howard officiating,) [Columbus City Cemetery] amid, a large concourse of relaltives and friends, there to await the judgment morn.

“Thou wast a flower too fair for earth,
Too tender for a world like this;
Thy Maker marked thee from thy birth,
And thou art now forever His.”

Colorado Citizen, August 6, 1891, page 3

Glithero, Walter George

Walter Glithero Dies After Short Illness

Walter Glithero died in Houston Wednesday morning following an operation for appendicitis. His body was shipped home Thursday morning and laid to rest in Odd Fellows Cemetery Thursday afternoon by the Masonic lodge in the presence of a great gathering of his friends.

Walter became ill early in the week calling in a doctor for the first time Monday night, and his condition became so serious Wednesday he was shipped to Houston that afternoon for an operation. He was accompanied by his wife, Miss Annie Gabriel and Drs. Gordon and Youens.

Following his death the body was prepared for shipment and returned to Columbus for burial Thursday on the early morning train. The body was met by members of the Masonic and Knights of Pythias lodge and conveyed to the home.

The funeral service was conducted at the home by Rev. I. A. Townsley, after which the Masonic lodge took charge and held their impressive service at the grave.

The floral offering was one of the largest, if not the largest, ever seen at a funeral in Columbus.

Walter was a young man in the prime of life at the time of his death, being in his 32nd year. He was born at San Pedro, Calif., on October 31, 1889. He was one of the most deserving young men of the community, as attested by the number of friends who attended and the large floral offering.

A suitable obituary will be printed in the next issue of the Citizen.

He leaves a wife and one child, besides his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Glithero, brothers and sisters and numerous other relatives.

Colorado County Citizen, May 12, 1922

In Memory of Walter George Glithero

When the news was received in Columbus last Wednesday morning that Walter Glithero had died in a Houston hospital, the entire community was stunned and shocked. No one could realize that he had been cut down in the prime of his splendid young manhood. Every heart ached for the devoted wife and the little daughter who were so suddenly and unexpectedly bereft of all that they held most dear.

Although he had been ill for several days, it was not believed until Tuesday morning that he was dangerously so. When an examination by his physicians showed that acute peritonitis had developed, preparations were immediately made to carry him to Houston for surgical treatment.

Accompanied by his wife and little daughter, also Miss Annie Gabriel and Dr. E. C. Gordon, he made the trip to Houston that afternoon. An operation was performed at once, and for a very short time, it was thought that he might possibly have a chance to recover, but the disease had made such progress that a turn for the worse came and he passed away early Wednesday morning.

All during Thursday, while his body lay at rest in the home he had loved so well, great numbers of friends and acquaintances were coming and going, each bearing a message of sympathy and comfort for his loved ones and literally covering the casket and filling the room with beautiful flowers.

Interment occurred Thursday afternoon at the Odd Fellows Rest near Columbus. At the home, Rev. A. Inman Townsley conducted the impressive service of the Episcopal Church, while the local Masonic lodge officiated at the cemetery.

Walter George Glithero was the oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Glithero who reside near Columbus. He was born October 31, 1889, in San Pedro, California, and (he) came with his parents during the winter of that year to Luling, Texas, which place was his home until 1905, when the family moved to Columbus.

Even while he was a boy, the splendid qualities of his character manifested themselves in a marked degree and he grew to young manhood with an ever-increasing number of friends who loved and appreciated him for his sterling worth and unselfish, kindly nature.

In June 1915, he was married to Miss Ethel Hightower of Columbus. For several months they made their home in this city, where he was connected with the First State Bank. Later, he accepted a similar position with a bank at Humble, Texas which he afterwards resigned to become clerk of the Southern Pacific at Glidden. This position he retained until his death. His devotion to duty, and his ever-ready willingness to help others, won for him an enviable place among the men with whom he worked.

To his wife and his little daughter, Dorothy Vivian Glithero, he was ever a devoted and loving husband and father and his going has left in their hearts a void that can never be filled.

He is survived also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Glithero, and one sister, Miss Norma of Columbus; another sister, Mrs. Nelson Tubbs of Houston, and on brother, Captain J. C. Glithero of the U.S. Army, now stationed in Anchorage, Alaska.

Although the hearts of his loved ones are broken because of his untimely going, still they can not help finding some ray of comfort in the fact that his life was one of such utter unselfishness, such devotion to his family, and so absolutely above reproach in all respects, as to command the confidence and admiration of all who knew him.

Colorado County Citizen, May 19, 1922
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Gloger, Anton F.

DIED. at his residence in this city last Monday morning, of general debility, Mr. A. F. Gloger, senior member of the firm of A. F. Gloger & Sons,aged 76 years. He was aware of the end , and willing to die, about which he conversed before his death transpired. He had passed his three score and ten years of life of usefulness, was a devoted husband and father, of quiet, retiring manners with many friends. His remains were interred in the Catholic cemetery on the Bernard last Tuesday in the presence of relatives and friends. Peace to his memory.

Colorado Citizen, October 21, 1886

Gloger, Arthur Oscar Joseph

DIED, in this city last Saturday, little ARTHUR OSCAR JOSEPH, only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Gloger, Jr., aged 16 months and 5 days. He was a bright baby, the greatest joy of his parents’ hearts, taken by the Father to realms of bliss.
“Purer than the dews of morning,
Brighter than the stars of night,
See the gem My crown adorning
in a world of heavily[sic] light.
There in loveliness unfading,
Shines the jewel lost by three,
Not a stain of sorrow shading
Beauty purified by Me.”
The funeral services occurred last Sunday, the little cherub being laid to rest in the City cemetery, Rev. H. C. Howard officiating.

Colorado Citizen, August 27, 1885

Columbus Items

The little and only child of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Gloger, Jr. died on Saturday. We extend our sympathies to the bereaved parents in this their great loss.

Weimar Gimlet, August 27, 1885

Gloger, Cyril Charles

C. C. Gloger Funeral Held at Columbus

Funeral services of Cyril Charles Gloger, 84, of Columbus were held Saturday, Dec. 15, from St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus, with burial in the Parish cemetery. Father Tim Kosler and Father Leroy Braden officiated.

Gloger, a bookkeeper for T.C.M. of Eagle Lake, died Dec. 13 at Yoakum community Hospital.

Born July 6, 1906, at Columbus, he was a son of Albert and Edna Marie (Miller) Gloger. He was a member of Knights of Columbus council 2971.

Gloger was preceded in death by his first wife, Lavine Braden Gloger, his second wife, Tillie Wendel Gloger and an infant daughter. Surviving him are two daughters and sons-in-law, Willie Bell and Johnnie Matula of Shiner and Cornell and Daniel Heger of Weimar; 11 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Unerverta Hill of Columbus and a brother, Miller Gloger of Page.

Pallbearers were Franklin Heger, Dan Heger, Mark Matula, Michael Matula, Robert Heger, Paul Heger and Eddie Matula.

The Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1990
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Gloger, Edith Josephine (Kucherka)

Edith Gloger

Mrs. Edith J. Gloger, 52, daughter of Mrs. Victoria Kucherka of Columbus, died in Houston Oct. 17.

Mrs. Gloger was a retired secretary at Guaranty Federal Savings and Loan in Houston.

Funeral services were held Oct. 18 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Columbus. Interment was in the church cemetery.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Miller J. Gloger of Houston; son, Miller J. Gloger Jr., and daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Marie Tuttle of Giddings; one grandson, Joseph Cousiamono of Giddings; 2 brothers, Clarence Kucharka of Pearland and Charlie Kucherka Jr. of New Braunfels.

Earthman Funeral Home of Houston was in charge of arrangements.

The Colorado County Citizen, October 30, 1975
Submitted by Rosemary Ermis

Gloger, Joseph P.


Mr. Joseph P. Gloger, aged 73 years, one of Columbus' oldest citizens, died this morning after a few days; illness. Funeral will be held tomorrow (Saturday) morning at nine o'clock from the family residence. Services will be held at St. Matthias: Catholic church at 9:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in Odd Fellows Rest.--Columbus Citizen

Weimar Mercury, August 17, 1917

Gloger, Lavine (Braden) and daughter, Judie Marie

Mrs. C. Gloger Funeral To Be Held Friday

Funeral services will be held at St. Anthony's Catholic church Friday at 9:30 a.m. for Mrs. Cyril Gloger who died at a hospital in San Antonio Wednesday morning. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Rest.

Mrs. Gloger was taken to the San Antonio hospital last Saturday.

She was born Lavine Braden, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Braden, near Mentz in 1910. She was married to Mr. Gloger about 13 years ago.

She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Cornell and Willie Bell. An infant daughter, Judy Marie, two months old, died only two weeks ago

Other survivors are her mother, Mrs. Addie Braden and two sisters Mrs. Oscar Class and Miss Willie Lee Braden of Alleyton and another sister Mrs. A. Kanak of Houston.

Colorado County Citizen, August 8, 1946
Transcribed by Tammy Blandino

Gloger, Maria O. "Tillie" (Wendel)

Tillie Gloger Funeral Held At Columbus

Funeral services for Tillie Marie Gloger, 87, of Columbus were held Wednesday, Dec. 31, from St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Columbus, with burial in the parish cemetery.

Father Tim Kosler and Msgr. Leroy Braden, a nephew, officiated.

Mrs. Gloger, a resident of Columbus since 1921, died Dec. 29.

Born Feb. 24, 1899, she was a daughter of Frank and Bertha (Meismer) Wendel. She was married to Cyril Gloger on May 10, 1952. She was a member of St Anthony's Church, the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, and the Altar Society.

Her husband survives her, along with two step-daughters, Mrs. Johnnie (Willie Belle) Matula of Shiner and Mrs. Daniel (Cornell) Heger of Weimar; 11 step-grandchilden and 14 step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Wendel of Weimar.

Serving as pallbearers were Mark Matula, Robert Heger, Franklin Heger, Allen Wendel, Martin Hacker and Edward Matula.

Weimar Mercury, January 15, 1987
Transcription by Dennis Boatright

Gloger, Martha Marie

Miss Martha Gloger Funeral Services Are Held Monday

Funeral services for Miss Martha Gloger were held Monday morning at 9:45 at Untermeyer Funeral home, with continued services at St. Anthony’s Catholic church, the Rev. Alex Kras officiating. The sermon was given by the Rev. Placidus M. Endler.

Rosary was recited at the funeral home Sunday evening. Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest cemetery.

Miss Gloger was a daughter of the late Joseph Gloger, cabinet maker and funiture dealer from Vienna and the late Anna Lauer Gloger of Germany, early pioneers of Columbus. Born Feb. 7, 1889, Miss Gloger spent her entire life in Columbus.

She died Saturday after having been ill several weeks at the home of her sister, Mrs. Regina Anna Jacobs.

Besides Mrs. Jacobs, Miss Gloger is survived by another sister, Mrs. Rose Treaccar of Galveston and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Cyril, Charles Henry and Wilbert Gloger, R. E. Tait, James Mikulenka and Harold Untermeyer.

Colorado County Citizen, October 2, 1958, page 10

Glover, Billie Jean “Pirate”


Billy Jean "Pirate" Glover, 51, of Columbus, passed away June 14 at Columbus Community Hospital.

He was born in Columbus March 17, 1946 to Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Glover Sr. and attended Riverside High School. He enjoyed riding horses.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Luevada Glover Jackson; and brothers, Reginald Glover, Ray Glover Sr. and Bennie Charles Glover Jr.

He is survived by his special friend, Elizabeth Fenix of La Grange; daughters, Shannon Glover of New York and Virgie Denley of Houston; granddaughter, Najae Glover of New York; grandsons, Logan Denley of Columbus and Timothy Dobbins of La Grange; sisters, Myrtle Toliver of Columbus, Minnie Perrino of Houston and Shirley Lavergne of Channelview; brothers, Johnnie Glover Jr. of Bartlett, Eddie Glover Sr., Bobby Glover and LeRoy Glover Sr., all of Columbus and Terry Glover of Altair; aunts, Pearlie Carter, Sara Jenkins and Gladys Willis, all of Columbus and Annie Jenkins of Pomona, Calif.; great-uncle, Tom Alley of Columbus; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were conducted June 23 at Booker Memorial Temple COGIC in Columbus with the Rev. Michael Thompson officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Chris Glover, Reginald Glover, Charles Brown, Willis Perkins Jr., LeRoy Glover Jr., Jimmy Carter, Eddie Glover Jr. and James Cleveland.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnnie Glover Jr., Eddie Glover Sr., Bobby Glover, Herbert Perkins, Lane Carter, LeRoy Glover Sr., Terry Glover, Thomas Jenkins, Gary Weaver, LaRay Perkins and Ivy Collin.

Colorado County Citizen, June 27, 2007
Courtesy The Citizen

Glover, Clifton G.


Clifton G. Glover, 66, of Altair, passed away Aug. 31 in Austin.

He was born Aug. 2, 1938 to General Jackson and Oda Lee Glover. He was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Altair and served as steward and financial officer. He attended Prairie View A&M University and was employed by Texas Educational Foundation in San Marcos for 38 years.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

He is survived by his wife, Helen Elizabeth (Lewis) Glover; mother; son, Ronald Glover of San Antonio; daughter, Dionne Smith of Houston; two grandchildren, Lavessa Glover and Kylie Nicole Smith; brothers, Edward Glover of Philadelphia, Penn., John Glover of Athens and Gene Glover of Crockett; sister, Mary Nightingale of Altair; aunt, Margaret Collier; and uncle, Lester Axel.

Funeral services were conducted Sept. 4 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Charles Purnell officiating. Interment followed at the William Paradise Cemetery in Vox Populi.

Pallbearers were Ernest, Gene, John, Thomas and Edward Glover and Finest Axel.

Honorary pallbearers were Samuel Nightingale, Joe L. Axel, Center Standard Officers and Gary Job Corps.

Colorado County Citizen, September 15, 2004
Courtesy of The Citizen

Glover, General Jackson

Last Rites Held Sun. For General Glover

Funeral services were held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday for General Jackson Glover, colored resident of the Altair area since his birth November 6, 1912.

He died at 11:30 p.m. May 6th in the Laughlin Hospital. Surviving are his wife; five sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, one sister, and three brothers.

Burial was in Williams Paradise family cemetery.

Eagle Lake Headlight, May 13, 1965

Glover, Gussie Lee (Jones)

Gussie Lee Jones Glover, 96, of Columbus passed away June 13.

She was born March 11, 1906 in Colorado County to Nathan Jones and Lucinda Jones. She attended public school in Colorado County. She confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Greens Chapel Methodist Church, later uniting with Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Altair. She regularly attended St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus.

She was preceded in death by her husband Tommie Glover.

She is survived by a host of nieces, nephews (including greats and great-greats), relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 11 at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Columbus with the Rev. Charles Purnell officiating. Interment followed at Willing Workers Cemetery in Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Jimmy Axel, Billy Jean Glover, Bobby Joe Glover, Terry Glover, Leonard E. Jones and Robert Jones. Honorary pallbearers were the Men of St. Paul United Methodist Church, Thomas Axel, Robert Connor, Andrew Johnson and Steven Jordan.

Colorado County Citizen, June 26, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Glover, Ora Lee

Altair Negro Woman Killed By Accidental Shot

Ora Lee Glover, 40-year –old Negro woman, residing at Altair was accidentally shot to death in an accident at the Glover home around 6 p.m. last Thursday afternoon.
The dead woman’s husband, R. C. Glover, is employed in rice fields and normally carried a single barrel .410 shotgun for killing rabbits. According to information given Justice of the Peace E. J. Frnka who held an inquest, Glover returned home and told his children to put the gun away. He later found it on the floor in a cocked position. In attempting to let the hammer down to a safe position, the gun was discharged, and the load of pellets struck his wife in the left groin.

Justice Frnka pronounced the death caused by accidental gun shot.

Services were held for the deceased woman at Altair Sunday afternoon. [Place of interment unknown]

Eagle Lake Headlight, September 27, 1956
Transcribed by Judy Talkington

Glover, Tom

DROWNING.— On Thursday last, Mr. W. H. Carlton went to Alleyton and purchased four barrels of flour to mix with cotton worm poison.  On his return the flour was placed in a small boat to cross the Colorado river to his place three miles below town.  Paddling the boat, the negro caused it to dip water, and Tom Glover (another negro) jumped out in the river, and attempted to get to shore, but, being unable to swim, was drowned within ten or twelve feet of the bank.  The other negro swam out safely, and Mr. Carlton saved himself by clinging to the boat, which floated (three or four feet under water) down the river for some distance.  The body of Tom Glover and the floating flour, was recovered. [Place of interrment unknown.]

Colorado Citizen, July 26, 1877, page 3
Transcribed by Dorothy Albrecht

Glueck, Eliza (Litzmann)

Eliza GIueck

Funeral services for Eliza Glueck, 89, were held Friday morning from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church with Rev. Tom Hanus officiating.

Interment was in the Lakeside Cemetery of Eagle Lake under the direction of the Mill-Bauer Funeral Home.

Glueck died Sept. 30 in the Heritage House Nursing Home of Eagle Lake after a lengthy illness.

She was born on Sept, 22, 1892 near Cat Spring, the daughter of Gustav Litzmann and Marie Joshe.Glueck[sic] was preceded in death by her husband, Emil, in Feb. 1965.

She was a member or Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake.

She is survived by her son, Ellis Glueck Sr. of Cat Spring, II grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers at the funeral were her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.

Colorado County Citizen, October 8, 1981, page 2

Glueck, Ellis Emil


Ellis Emil Glueck. Sr., age 65, of Eagle Lake, passed away October 29 at the Eagle Lake Community Hospital following a sudden Illness.

Rosaries were recited Tuesday evening with a Family Rosary led by Sonny Spanihel, a Parish and a K. C. Rosary led by Sonny Spanihel, Bennie Miller and Ray Sykowski with fellow 4th Degree Knights of Columbus members serving as honor guards for the Rosary as well as during funeral services.

Funeral services were held from Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home with Rev. Brian Crookes officiating. Interment was at the St. Roch's cemetery in Mentz.

Mr. Glueck was born September 25, 1919 near Eagle Lake to Emil and Eliza Litzmann Glueck., He had been a resident of the area all his life and engaged in agriculture, farming, ranching, and the egg business.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Eagle Lake and was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus.

Survivors include his wife, Laura Mae Glueck of Eagle Lake; five daughters, Therese Ferrell of Houston, Kathy Sorensen of Tyler, Becky Horndt of Eagle Lake, Judy Weaver of Kingwood and Christine Kuhn of Eagle Lake; six sons, Ellis Jr. of Columbus, Charles of Eagle Lake,

James of Columbus, Patrick of Houston,. Richard and John, both of Eagle Lake; 34 grandchildren, other relatives and a host of loved ones.

His sons served as pallbearers.
Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

Colorado County Citizen, November 8, 1984, page 2

Glueck, Herbert E.

Glueck (Glick)

Herbert E. Glueck (Glick), age 74, of Eagle Lake, passed away September 17 at the Herman Hospital in Houston.

Funeral services were held Friday, September 20 at Dulany Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles G. Miller of Houston officiating. There will be a military graveside services and interment at Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake, under the auspices of the First Battalion of the 23rd Marines.

Mr. Glueck (Glick) was born September 10, 1911 on the Bernardo Prairie to Alvin R. Glueck and Lina Dittmar Glueck. He married Aileen Alley in Wharton on February 5, 1934. Mr. Glueck (Glick) was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Eagle Lake. He was also a Past Commander of the American Legion Post 472 in Houston and a member of VFW Post 8783 in Eagle Lake.

Mr. Glueck (Glick) joined the Marine Corps in 1933 and served thru 1937. He rejoined during WW II in October, 1942 serving in the Pacific and he participated in action against the enemy at Vella LaVella, Guadalcanal and Muddo.

He was discharged as a Mst. Sgt. in 1946. Mr. Glueck (Glick) went back into the Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict serving from 1950-1952 whe[sic] he was discharged from active duty but remained with the Marine Reserve at the rank of Warrant Officer, until retirement.

Mr. Glueck (Glick) also went to work for the postal service in Houston in 1937 and retired after 30 years of service.

Survivors include his wife, Aileen Alley Glueck (Glick) of Eagle Lake; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Currie of Houston; one sister, Leona Glueck Land of Houston; one brother, Allen A. Glueck of Malakoff; three grandchildren, nephew and a great niece, other relatives and loved ones.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Pallbearers were Simon Landry, Isadore Ramirez, Pete Canaris, Robert Samuel Martin, H. E. Tate, Fred R. Frnka.

Members of VFW Post No. 8783 of Eagle Lake, served as Honorary Color Guard.

Colorado County Citizen, October 3, 1985

Glueck, Laura Mae (Wicke)


Laura Mae Glueck, age 85, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2005 in Bernardo/Cat Spring, Texas. Left to cherish her memory is a large, loving family: sons, Ellis Glueck, Jr. and wife, Karin, of Columbus; Charles Glueck and wife, Mickey, of Bernardo; James Glueck and wife, Judy, of Canyon, Texas; Patrick Glueck and wife, Shirley, Houston; Richard Glueck and wife, Cindy, Bernardo; John Glueck and wife, Sandy, of Bernardo; daughters, Therese Ferrell and husband, Rick, of Sugar Land, Texas; Becky Horndt and husband, James, of Bernardo; Judy Greenville and husband, Sam, of Columbus; Christine Kuhn and husband, Keith, of Bernardo; son-in-law, Walt Sorensen, of Lindale, Texas; brother, Jerome Wicke, of Bernardo; 46 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

Born May 1, 1920, Laura Mae entered life as the first-born child of Charles and Verina Wicke of Bernardo, Texas. On November 12, 1940, Laura Mae became the bride of Ellis Emil Glueck and started a family. Eleven children joined the family over the course of the next twenty four years. In addition to raising their family, Ellis and Laura Mae started the Glueck Egg Farm.

Raising eleven children and helping in the family business did not leave a lot of time for volunteering with different organizations and functions, but Laura Mae did what she could by teaching Catechism classes at St. Roch's in Mentz, Texas and later at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (now known as the Parish of the Nativity) in Eagle Lake, Texas. For most of her life, Laura Mae belonged to the Altar Society of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and was an active member of the parish. Laura Mae was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas in Columbus, Texas.

Later in life, Laura Mae enjoyed quilting with a cluster of ladies that met every Tuesday morning. These ladies created approximately 15 quilts a year to be donated to auctions for the benefit of churches, schools, fire departments and even hospitals. Laura Mae was also an avid Astros fan.

Laura Mae is preceded in death by her husband, Ellis Emil Glueck; her daughter, Kathleen Sorensen; her sister, Frances Knippel; and her brothers, Robert and Monroe Wicke.

A Vigil Prayer Service and Rosary took place Monday, July 11, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, Texas. A Funeral Mass was celebrated Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Columbus, Texas with Father Eddie Winkler officiating. Burial took place at St. Roch Catholic Cemetery in Mentz, Texas with her six sons serving as pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parish of the Nativity Building Fund, P.O. Box 307, Eagle Lake, TX 77434 or charity of your choice.

Colorado County Citizen, July 6, 2005
Courtesy of The Citizen

Glueck, Ludwina (Koy)

Report of Vital Statistics

For the month of November, 1908:


Marie Glueck, Nov. 1, 84 yrs. [Interred at St. Roch]

Weimar Mercury, December 18, 1908


Glueck, Otto


Otto Glueck, sixteen year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Glueck of Bernardo, died at the Hoover hospital in Sealy Thursday, having never gained consciousness after receiving injuries when his horse fell with him two days previous.

The young man and his brother-in-law, Frank Elsick[sic], were running cattle in the Coshatte pasture north of Eagle Lake late Tuesday afternoon when a foot of the horse became entangled in barbed wire and caused the animal to fall. Two strings of wire were stretched just above the ground, the horse's foot becoming entangled between the wire.The young man was unconscious when his brother-in -law reached him. He was hurried to the hospital in Sealy where he lingered, unconscious, for two days.--Eagle Lake Headlight. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, January 30, 1931

Glueck, Therese (Renz)



Mrs. Therese Gluck, nearly seventy-one years of age, widow of the late Theo. Gluck, well known throughout this section of the county, died at the family home near Bernardo Tuesday following an illness of two months.

Mrs. Gluck was born in Budweis, Austria, moving from that country, with her family, and locating at Cat Spring, in Austin county, where on July 13, 1869, she was united in marriage to Mr. Theo. Gluck, they at that time moving to Bernardo community, locating in their present home where she lived since that time.

Her husband died in February 1917. She is survived by twelve children, Joseph, Wenzel, Alvin, Emil, August, Edward, Mrs. Mary Polocek, Mrs. Frances Sena, Mrs. Matilda Zaskoda, Misses Augusta, Cecila and Therese Gluck, one sister, Mrs. Agnes Feller of Cat Spring and one brother, Mr. Frank Renz of the Eagle Lake section.

The funeral was held on Tuesday morning with interment in the Cat Spring cemetery, Rev. Mr. Alex Theumann officiating at the grave.

Mrs. Gluck was a kind good woman and was held in the highest esteem by every one who knew her, and haveing lived so long in this county was well known to practically every person in that community. There was an exceptionally large crowd at the funeral, there being over a hundred cars in the funeral procession.

The Headlight extends its sincerest sympathy to the sorrowing relatives in their irreparable loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight. May 25, 1923
Submitted by Melanie McLain

Gobald, Hattie

Final Rites for Miss Hattie Gobald, 66, Here Tuesday

Funeral services for Miss Hattie Gobald, 66, lifelong resident of Rock Island, were held at St. Michael's Catholic church here Tuesday morning with interment in the church [St. Michael] cemetery.

The Rev. A. Raska and the Rev. Thomas O'Callaghan officiated.

Miss Gobald died Monday in Columbus Hospital after an illness of six weeks.

She was born Feb 7, 1893, at Rock Island, daughter of Max and Anna Matzke Gobald.

Survivors are two brothers Max and Adolph Gobald of Rock Island; three sisters, Misses Emma, Pauline and Helen Gobald of Rock Island; and a half-sister Mrs. John Guenther of Houston. Pallbearers were Herman, Jimmie, Leo and Henry Guenther and Will and Alfred J. Kainer.

Weimar Mercury, December 25, 1959

Gobald, Helena

Final Rites For Miss Gobald, 60, Here Monday

Funeral services for Miss Helena Gobald of Rock Island were held Monday, April 18, at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael's Catholic Church, with interment in St. Michael's Cemetery.

She was born at Rock Island July 15, 1905.

Survivors are two sisters, Misses Pauline and Emma and one brother, Adolf, all of Rock Island; five nephews and one niece.

Serving as pallbearers were Leo, Oscar and Herman Guenther, Joe Heger, Edwin Kainer and Adolf Kubica, all of Weimar

The Weimar Mercury, April 28, 1966
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Gobald, Max

Mr. Max Gobald

The death of Mr. Max Gobald occurred at his home a bout eight miles south of here on Skull Creek, last Monday and the remains were taken to Weimar for interment [St. Michael's Cemetery] Tuesday.

Mr. Gobald was one of the substantial farmers of that section and was highly respected by all who knew him.

Colorado Citizen, March 25, 1926
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Goedecke, Henry Sr.

DIED, in Alleyton, November 2, 1880, Mr. Henry Goedcke[sic] Sr., of typhoid fever, aged 67 years, 1 month, and 26 days. He was an old resident, and much respected citizen. We extend our sympathies to his bereaved relatives. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, Nov 18, 1880

Goeckler, Frances (Glaiser)


Friends were shocked and grieved to learn on last Friday afternoon of the death of Mrs. Gust Goeckler, who passed away at about 5 o’clock in the afternoon at her home near Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Goeckler had been indisposed for three or four days, but had suffered no pain or fever and her death, baffling to physicians, was wholly unexpected.

She was born at Alleyton forty-five years ago and before her marriage to Mr. Goeckler seventeen years ago was Miss Frances Glaiser.

Mrs. Goeckler was esteemed by every one who knew her, and was a splendid good woman, a kind, dutiful wife and a loving and tender mother. She was a Christian woman and was a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with Rev. Walter E. Rodgers, local Baptist pastor, officiating, interment being made in the Alley Cemetery near Alleyton.

She is survived by her husband and three children, two girls, Ruby and Gladys, aged thirteen and twelve, respectively, and one son, Raymond, eight years of age, who have the sympathy of all of our people in their deep sorrow.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 19 Jul 1930, page 1
Contributed by Matt Cross

Goeckler, Gustav

Final Rites for Gus Goeckler Held Last Sat.

Last rites for Gust Goeckler of Alleyton were held at Untermeyer Funeral Home with Rev. A. J. Pate of Houston officiating. Interment was in the Glaiser Cemetery near Alleyton, Sat., Nov. 30, 1968.

Mr. Goeckler, 84, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 28th, in his daughter’s home in Alleyton.

The deceased, son of Emmanuel and Marie Wollhoff Goeckler, was born November 15, 1884 in Wurtenburg, Germany, and was united in marriage with Frances Glaiser at Alleyton on February 13, 1913. His wife preceded him in death in 1930. Also preceding him in death were two sisters, Emma and Rose, and three brothers, Carl, Eugene, and Charles Goeckler.

Mr. Goeckler emigrated to the Ramsey-Alleyton area from Kansas in 1905. He was an active farmer and rancher there until his retirement in 1950. He lived in Alleyton with his daughter for the past two years. Mr. Goeckler was an avid gardener and reader.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Moody of Alleyton and Mrs. H. G. Harper of Wharton; and one son, Raymond Goeckler of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. William Dalrymple of Clay Center, Kansas, Mrs. Pauline Donley of Buchanan, Michigan, and Mrs. Lena Husted of Salina, Kansas; and two brothers, William Goeckler of Manhattan, Kansas, and Fred Goeckler of Clay Center, Kansas. Also surviving are eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert T. Moody, III and Doyle Noska of Columbus, Eddie R. Ochoa of Eagle Lake, and Robert Harper and Raymond Goeckler, Jr. of Wharton, and John Hunger of Austin.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 5 Dec 1968, page 3
Contributed by Matt Cross

Goeckler, Raymond

Gladys Moody’s brother dies

Graveside services for Raymond Goeckler, Sr., 64 of Houston, brother of Gladys Moody, were conducted November 16 at 11:30 a.m. from Glaiser Cemetery near Alleyton, under the auspices of North Houston Morning Masonic Lodge No. 1360 AF & AM. He died November 13.

Raymond was born in Colorado County November 8, 1919 and a native of Ramsey. He was a member of Victory Baptist Church and former resident of Aldine Baptist Church. While serving in the Army during World War II, he won a Purple Heart. He was a member of the North Houston Morning Masonic Lodge No. 1360 AF & AM, Scottish Rite Bodies and O.E.S.

Survivors include: sons, Raymond Goeckler, Jr. of Houston and Earnest Goeckler of Kaplan, Louisiana; daughters, Ruth H. Corner of Kaplan, Louisiana and Shirley A. Warrendorf of Houston; sisters, Ruby Harper of Wharton and Gladys Moody of Alleyton; ten grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

Sympathy is extended the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight, 1 Dec 1983, page 4
Contributed by Matt Cross

Goeppinger, Carl Robert

Columbus Citizen: Last Saturday afternoon Mr. Robert Goeppinger died at the family resdence in this city of a complication of diseases, in his 50th year. He is an old resident of this place, having been a useful and lawabiding citizen. His faults were not many, affected not others, and his life was simple and unostentatious, honest and trustworthy. At 4 o’clock last Sunday afternoon his remains were interred in Odd Fellows’ cemetery under the auspices of he Masonic fraternity.

Weimar Mercury, April 30, 1898, Page 5

Goeppinger, Dora (Seymour)

Express Special: Columbus, Tex., May 3.--Died suddenly about 2 o’clock this morning, after less than an hour’s illness, Mrs. Dora Goeppinger (nee Seymour) wife of Robert Goeppinger, deceased. Mrs. Goeppinger was the president of the Columbus Cemetery Association and a member of Henrietta Lodge Knights and Ladies of Honor. By every one who knew her she was highly esteemed and respected and universal regret is expressed. Two grown sons survive her to mourn the loss of a loving mother. The earthly remains will be interred in the Odd Fellows’ Rest this afternoon.

Weimar Mercury, May 12, 1900, page 5

Goeppinger, Robert, Jr.

Died of congestion, at his father's residence in this city, Thursday last at 1:30 p.m., Robert, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Goeppinger, aged 5 years, 7 months and 18 days.

Little Robert's demise was so sudden, so unexpected, that the shock paralyzed alike relatives and friends. Two days previously he was slightly indisposed, but under the influence of proper remedies apparently recovered, and on that morning when symptoms of a return appeared, medical aid was summoned and there was not the least apprehension of a fatal result until within a couple of hours of the sad event, when his mother's watchful tenderness discerned alarming traces, and hastily recalled the medical adviser, but the death angel had stealthily closed every avenue of resuscitation, and all efforts were unavailing.

The obsequies were conducted Friday,at 5 p.m., by the Revs. Collins and Browning, at the house and in the Odd Fellows' Rest, where , amid a throng of sympathizing friends, the precious treasure was consigned, with flowers, sighs and tears, to its last home. Philosophy would teach that in place of chanting a requiem over the little mound, an anthem--a carol--should be sounded; that feelings of grief over our loss should be stifled in rejoicing for the higher life to which he is removed, but who of us can "reach a hand through time to catch the far-off interest of tears?"

His delightful prattle, his expanding mind, his tractable disposition, his priceless affection and his sturdy little frame, the picture of robust health, must every linger in memory, and heart cords are sore and bleeding with the shrill tension of his loss. The Citizen joins the many friends of the family in extending condolences.

While pearly drops tell eloquently of the fearful ordeal, we point to the "rainbow around the throne" made by their prismatic lens even now encircling the entity of dear little Robert.

"One less at home!
Chill as the earth-born mists the thought would rise,
And wrap our footsteps round and dim our eyes,
But the bright sunbeam darteth from the skies--
One more in heaven!"
Colorado Citizen, September 3, 1891

Goeth, Ernst

Former Mercury Publisher Dies In San Antonio

Ernst Goeth, 83, died at his home in San Antonio on Monday of this week after an illness of more than three years. Funeral services were held at the chapel of the Riebe Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, with the Rev. Paris officiating. [Interment in Weimar Odd Fellows Cemetery]

A son of the late Ernest and Crystal Richter Goeth, Mr. Goeth was born on February 8, 1862, at High Hill in Fayette county. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Malone. In 1906 while the couple lived in Waco, Mrs. Goeth was killed in an accident. In 1908 Mr. Goeth was united in marriage to Miss Emelie Pompee. The couple lived in Weimar for a time, then moved to San Antonio.

Mr. Goeth was engaged in the newspaper business all his life until he took employment with the E. C. Palmer & Co., wholesale paper distributors. While he lived here in Weimar he owned and published the Weimar Mercury, selling the paper about three years later to R. H. Yoder. He also published a paper while living at Waco. In 1894 he established the Schulenburg Sticker.

He was a member of the Christian Church, the Hermann Sons Lodge and was 32nd degree Mason. He was well known to hundreds of newspaper men of Texas.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emelie Goeth; two sisters, Mrs. Selma Fuchs of Cypress and Mrs. Alma Klein of Corpus Christi; one brother, Chas. Goeth of Abernathy; and one daughter, Mrs. Geo. Herder, Jr., of Weimar. Also surviving are three grandchildren and two great-grand-children.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence to the bereaved family.

Weimar Mercury, May 11, 1945, page 1

Gohlke, William Carlton

William Carton Gohlke of Sheridan, passed away Oct. 27, 2012 at age 84.

He was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Yorktown to Max and Otilia Schrolemer Gohlke.

William is survived by his wife, Lillian Kubesch, of 48 years; son, David Gohlke and wife, Cindy, of Sheridan and daughter, Kristi Price of Lake Jackson; four grandsons: Brad Gohlke and wife, Kathy, Jeremy Gohlke and wife, Elvira, Boe and friend, Stephanie and Shawn Price; eight great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He wa preceded in death by his parents, two rothers, Wilburn and Lloyd Gohlke, and two sisters, Maxine Smith and Irma Schaller.

After graduating from Yorktown High School, he volunteered for the Army. Completing basic training, he was stationed in Special Services of the Army in Panama.

His civic involvement includes being a charter member and President of the Sheridan Lions Club, member of the Sheridan Fire Department, Little League coach, Red Cross swimming instructor, and member of the Friends of the Library. He served as councilman of the Zion Lutheran Church, president of the Cheetham Cemetery, director of Hochheim Prairie, and member of the San Bernard Electric Advisory Committee and the Colorado County Retired Teachers.

Funeral services were held at the Zion Lutheran Church in Sublime with burial in St. Mary's Cemetery in Nada.

Pastor Herb Beyer officiated.

Hallettsville Tribune-Herald, Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Contributed by Regena Williamson


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Goldberg, Rita

Rita Goldberg, 76, of Eagle Lake, passed away July 23, at Rice Medical Center in Eagle Lake.

She was born in New York on Sept. 26, 1925 and has been a resident of Heritage House Nursing Home of Eagle Lake since 1999.

Cremation followed and private committal services will take place at a later date.

Colorado County Citizen, July 31, 2002
Courtesy of the Citizen

Goldsmith, Albert

Albert Goldsmith, Columbus Native, Dies In California

Funeral services were held at the Columbus Funeral Home and at St. Anthony’s Catholic church yesterday morning for Albert Goldsmith, 73, who died Dec. 11 following a heart attack at the home of his brother, W. C. Goldsmith, in Glendale, Calif.

Burial was in Odd Fellows Rest, here, with Rev. Alex J. Kraus officiating.

Mr. Goldsmith was born in Columbus Nov. 3, 1879, a son of Albert and Mary Roin[sic] Goldsmith. The large Goldsmith family home was sold here only a few years ago to Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Grogan.

Mr. Goldsmith, who was in apparently good health, had been visiting his brother, his only living relative, since late summer. His home was in Columbus.
At one time he had been bridge and building foreman of the railroad here. He was unmarried and was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.

Pallbearers were E. G. Miller, W. H. Miekow, J. M. Rutta, Tanner Walker, Irwin Kollman and C. C. Prause.

His brother, accompanied the body from California here for the services.

Colorado County Citizen, December 18, 1952

Goldsmith, Edward S.

Ed S. Goldsmith Services Held Here Yesterday

Edward S. Goldsmith, a Spanish-American War veteran who had been a patient in the Veterans’ hospital of Waco for some time, died there Monday and was brought to Columbus for burial yesterday.

Columbus Funeral Home was in charge of services at 3 p.m., with burial in Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. Alex Kraus officiating.

Born in Columbus Dec. 16, 1871, Mr. Goldsmith was a son of Robert and Mary Rone Goldsmith, his father coming to this country from Germany and his mother from Ireland.

Surviving relatives are a brother, Albert Goldsmith of here and another brother, W. C. Goldsmith, of Burbank, Calif., who flew here for the funeral.

Pallbearers were Harvey Lee, W. H Miekow, E. G Miller, Chas. Rau, E. C. Fehrenkamp and Carl Mattern.

Colorado County Citizen, June 22, 1950

Goldsmith, John C.


Columbus, Texas, Dec. 15.--John C. Goldsmith, a prominent and very popular merchant of this place, died of Bright’s disease early Friday morning at his residence. He is survived by a sister, Miss Maggie Goldsmith, and four brothers, R. O. and Ed., who reside here, and Albert and Will Goldsmith. The burial took place at the Odd Fellows’ Rest Saturday afternoon. Father S. F. Strobel of the Catholic Church officiated.

Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1918, page 3

Goldsmith, Margaret

Last Rites For Miss Goldsmith Held This Week

Funeral services for Miss Margaret Goldsmith, 76, were held from the Columbus Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock with interment in Odd Fellows Rest, Rev. R. A. Parks officiated.

Miss Goldsmith, a member of an old Columbus family, died at Grace Lutheran Sanitarium in San Antonio at 9:50 p.m. on May 28. A daughter of Robert and Mary Rowan Goldsmith, she was born in Columbus on March 19, 1876, and lived here all of her life.

Surviving ae three brothers, William Goldsmith of California and Albert and Ed Goldsmith of Columbus.

Pallbearers were W. H. Miekow, E. G. Miller, H. Braden, Wilburn Odom, Felix Fehrenkamp an A. W. Hahn.

Colorado County Citizen, June 1, 1944.

Goldsmith, Robert Sr.

Post Special: Columbus, Dec. 30.-- Robert Goldsmith, Sr., aged 69 years, died at his home in this city shortly after 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Mrs. A. H. Carter died at the family residence, across the river from town, an hour later. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest]

Mr. George S. Wilson died at his home in town after 8 o'clock this morning. [Place of interment unknown]

This makes eight of the old, representative citizens of Columbus who have died since September.

Mr. Goldsmith was of German ancestry, but fought for the South during the civil war and has lived in Columbus most of the time since. He has reared a family of five sons and one daughter, who with Mrs. Goldsmith, survive him

Mrs. Carter was the wife of Mr. Albert H. Carter, who is one of the leading planters of the county.

He fought in Hood's brigade under Lee in the Wilderness. She is survived by her husband and five children.

Mr. Wilson was a native of Kentucky, but a resident of Colorado county the past thirty years. He lately sold a valuable farm north of town and contemplated moving to Houston. Besides his wife he leaves four daughters and two sons.

Weimar Mercury, January 4, 1908, page 1

Goldsmith, Robert O.

Robert O. Goldsmith, well known retired business man of Columbus, was found dead in bed early Wednesday morning. He had not been In good health for a number of years, but nothing unusual was noted the evening previous to his death. He listened to his radio for awhile, we understand, after supper, then laid out clean clothes for a bath, and as we understand it this was the last seen of him until his dead body was found in bed next morning.

A verdict of death from heart trouble was returned by the coroner.

Mr Goldsmith was bom and raised in Columbus, was about 59 years of age, a man whom to know was to like, generous to a fault, and his death is deeply and sincerely deplored. The funeral took place at Columbus. [Interment in Odd Fellows Rest.]

Weimar Mercury, July 5, 1929, page 1

Golla, Joseph William


Body Found in Patch of Weeds Sunday Night With Head Crushed As Though By an Axe

Joe Golla, section foreman at Eagle Lake, was found dead last Sunday evening late, his head crushed and chest and arms bruised and part of his clothing gone. The body was discovered in a patch of weeds in the Mexican section.

It is believe that the murder was committed some time Saturda night.

Mr. Golla was 26 years of age and came to his section some few years ago from San Antonio. He married a daugher of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Braden of Mentz and has been in the employ of the Southern Pacific Railway as section forman for some time.

Mrs. Golla had been visiting her folks at Mentz for the week-end and returned home Sunday morning to find the house locked and her husband gone. Mr. Golla had been seen about the business section of town at about eleven o'clock Saturday night.

Deceased is survived by the wife and a baby son. [Interment in St. Roch's Cemetery]

Colorado County Citizen, August 28, 1930.

Gomez, Andrew

Andrew Gomez, a 12-year-old Mexican, while hunting with two other Mexican boys near Faber last Monday evening, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun.--Eagle Lake Headlight. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, February 10, 1906

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Good, Gamaliel

Eagle Lake Items

Mr. G. Good, one of the oldest citizens of this county, passed quietly away at his residence in Eagle Lake, last Wednesday morning, in his 84th year. M. Good was one of the earliest settlers of Eagle Lake, and has ever lived and worked honestly and uprightly, and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was ready and waiting for the summons to cross the mystic river. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, April 5, 1888, page 3


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Goodell, Camilla A. (Evans)

Mrs. Camilla A. Goodell

Mrs. Camilla A. Goodell, 95, of St. Petersburg, Florida, died on Thursday, April 10 at the Humana Hospital in Sun Bay. She was born on October 8,1890 in Eden, Texas and was a former resident of San Antonio before moving to St. Petersburg 20 years ago and was currently residing at the Wedgewood Nursing Home in St. Petersburg. Her parents were John and Ella Lou Evans and she had careers in nursing and teaching most of her life.

Graveside services and burial was held at the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 13 with Rev. Charles Runk, Pastor of United Methodist Church of Eagle Lake, officiating.

Survivors include a son, Raymond E. Latham of Tuscon, Arizona, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home in Eagle Lake.

Sympathy is extended to the family.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 17, 1986, page 13


Gooden, Stephen


“Uncle Stephen” Gooden, one of our best colored men, departed this life Friday last, and was buried Saturday evening. He was paralyzed some two weeks ago, and although unconscious most of the time, he sufered much ere the death angel came. [Interment in Alleyton Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, October 16, 1890, page 3

Gooden, unknown


Steven Gooden, a prominent colored citizen, buried a grown daughter recently. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, October 29, 1885

Goodman, Leroy

Leroy Goodman
July 6, 1948 - August 9, 2002

Services for Leroy Goodman, 54, of Houston were held Aug. 17 at Tommy H. Taylor Funeral Home in La Grange with the Rev. Danny Henderson officiating.

Burial followed at Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Weimar

Goodman died Aug. 9 in Beeville.

He was born July 6, 1948, in Weimar, the son of Zelmo and Vee Etter Lee Goodman.

Goodman was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, three sisters and three nephews.

Survivors include four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bobbie J. and Charley Tennon, Hallettsville, Verna Homes of San Antonio, Elizabeth and Jessie Williams of Weimar, and Vida J. Goodman of Houston; brother, Roscoe Goodman of Houston; and aunt, Lovetta Bedford of Houston.

Tommy E. Taylor Funeral Home Inc., La Grange, directors.

The Banner Press, August 22, 2002

Goodman, William Jr. (See Guthmann)

Wm. Goodman, Jr., 36, Buried Here Sunday Afternoon

Funeral services were conducted at the Koenig Funeral Home in La Grange at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon for Willie Goodman, Jr., 36. with the Rev. C. Emigholz, pastor of the Weimar Evangelical Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment was made in the Weimar Cemetery.

Willie Goodman was a son of Willie and Otelia Zeiner Goodman and was born in Colorado County on May 16, 1908. He united with the church in Weimar on April 28. 1920, while Rev. P. Piepenbrok was pastor here. He died in the La Grange Hospital on Thursday, June 22, at the age of 26 years, 1 month and 3 days.

Surviving are his parents and four sisters, Ms. Alma Kadlecek of La Grange, Mrs. Alvina Vornsand of Weimar, Mrs. Annie Huepers of galveston, Mrs. Edna Hebrich of La Grange; one brother, Albert Goodman.

The Mercury extends sincere condolence.

Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1944, page 1

Goodman, Zelmore


Zelmore Goodman, 45, well-known colored man, a lifetime resident of Weimar, died Monday June 26, after a heart attack.

Goodman, who operated a cafe here, had been a cripple for many years after an automobile accident in Houston made one of his legs unusable, but got about on crutches.

He leaves a widow and ten children, and his father. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Wednesday. [buried in Paradise Gardens Cemetery]

Weimar Mercury, June 30, 1950, page 1

Goodnight, James “Art”


James “Art” Goodnight Sr., 82, of Columbus, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 1995 at Columbus Community Hospital.

Born, Aug.. 1, 1913 in Salado, Texas, he was the son of James Robert and Ollie Pearl (Whitley) Goodnight. On Oct. 26, 1932 he married Veadith Fuller. Mr. Goodnight, formerly of Bellville and a Columbus resident for 13 years, was a member of the Church in Christ of Columbus. He worked as a parts man for Automotive Parts.

Funeral services were held Aug. 25 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Lynn Wilson and Rev. Woodrow Yates officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus. Services were under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus.

Serving as pallbearers were Ray Wendt, Clarence Wendt Jr., Darrel Ratjen, James Michael Goodnight, Charles Ratjen Jr., Randy Wendt and Alan Ratjen.

Mr. Goodnight is survived by his wife of Columbus; daughters and son-in-law, Elizabeth “Bitty” and C. W. Wendt of Columbus and Barbara and Charles Ratjen of Brazoria; son and daughter-in-law, James A. and Ona Lea Goodnight; sisters, Jeanette Bradford of Temple and Lois Griffen of Austin; brothers, Carl Goodnight of Temple and Ellis Goodnight of Eddy; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-children[sic].

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Chester Goodnight and Robbie Goodnight.

Colorado County Citizen, August 13,1995, page 18

Goodson, Florence Evelyn (Waddell)

Florence Evelyn Goodson, 87, of Eagle Lake, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 1994, at an Eagle Lake hospital.

Born May 13, 1907, in Eagle Lake, she was the daughter of John L. and Anna C. (Good) Waddell. A life-long resident of Eagle Lake and graduate of Eagle Lake High School, she married Maurice Goodson on Sept. 28, 1929. Mrs. Goodson had been employed in food services at Eagle Lake High School and later by Farthings for Food Market before retiring. She was a member of Eagle Lake United Methodist Church.

Funeral services wee held Dec. 9, in the Chapel of Dulany funeral Home in Eagle Lake with Rev. Larry Bailey officiating. Interment followed in Masonic Cemetery, Eagle Lake. Services were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home, Eagle Lake.

Serving as pallbearers were Robert Pospisil, Craig Noska, Chad Noska, Don Ehlen, Tony Nemec and Devin VanNordt.

Mrs. Goodson is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Marvin Wornat of Columbus; a sister, Mrs. Mamie Eggers of Rosenberg; granddaughters Evelyn Maurice Pospisil of Simonton, Nelda Jean Grayless of Richmond, Teresa Ann Wornat of Eagle Lake and Renee Lynn Noska of Columbus; great-grandchildren, Lacy Grayless, Misty Pospisil, Franklin Pospisil and Dalton Noska; a host of other relatives and loved ones.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 16, 1980.

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

Colorado County Citizen, December 14, 1994
Transcribed by Dennis Boatright

Goodwin, George Washington

Rev. George Washington Goodwin pastor of Columbus Circuit and member of the West Texas Conference, died at Columbus, Texas, the first week in August, in the full triumph of faith. He was salivated by some medicines given him by his doctor, from which he died. He had no family, so he suffered alone for some time. I went to his work to assist his brethren in a revival, but finding him so sick, I immediately had a doctor to visit him. The brethren then brought him to my house, where my wife and I did all we could for him for eight days, until death came and took him to his reward. He was a good man, and devoted Christian minister. [Place of interment unknown.]

Columbus, Texas.
S. Smith, P. C.

Southwestern Christian Advocate, September 11, 1890, p. 5
Submitted by Bill Stein

Goodwin, Joe

Columbus was the scene of a sensational killing last Sunday morning. A young negro named Frank Summer shot and killed another young negro named Joe Goodwin, shooting him once in the left breast and with a shotgun. Jealousy, we understand, was the cause of the killing. Summer escaped, and has not yet been captured. [place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, February 15, 1902

Goodwin, Mollie

ASSASSINATION.--About 1 o’clock last Tuesday morning a colored woman named Mollie Goodwin was killed in this city at the second house west of the passenger depot, by some party unknown. The assassin was standing at the corner of Weete & Ilse’s store and shot across the railroad at Mollie as she was on her way from a knick-knack stand she kept to her lodging house. Three wounds were made upon her person, one in her right hip, a finger of her right hand shot off, and another in the shoulder, the ball ranging downward to opposite side. Three shots were fired and though several saw the flashes of the pistol, it is strange that no one followed the murderer, and no one knows who committed the deed. Justice Putney held an inquest upon the body, and upon the evidence two colored men, named Prince Buckner and Kirk Harbert, were committed to jail. There was a good deal of excitement at the time over this foul murder, but it has about subsided. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 14, 1887

Goodwin, Percy

Weimar Waifs

We are very sorry to hear of the death of Mr. Percy Goodwin, formerly of Weimar, but who has been living at Columbus the past 3 months. He was taken very sick on last Friday, and his father left Saturday to see him. A telegram ws received, this (Monday) morning announcing his death. He was just blooming into manhood, and was beloved by all who knew him, and Weimar extends to his father and relations their heartfelt sympathies. [Interment in Columbus City Cemetery]

La Grange Journal, July 15, 1886


Gloom like a pall visited our little city last Monday morning when it became known that young PERCY GOODWIN was dead. The blow was so sudden, the young man so robust and healthful but a short time before, that the news was at first scarce credited. He died of an attack of typho-malarial fever, at the residence of Judge Riley, of this city. Deceased was born at Red Banks, Marshall county, Miss., June 8, 1866. He had just began life’s career with brilliant prospects. He was universally esteemed for his upright deportment, his genial manners and correct, manly bearing. His father was with him in his last hours, a sad watcher at his bed-side. His remains were committed to the dust last Monday evening, in the city cemetery, Rev. H. C. Howard performing the solemn funeral obsequies. Our regretful condolence is extended his bereaved relatives and friends. To each of his loved ones we would say:
“Do content, poor heart,
God’s plans, like lillies, pure and white unfold:
We must not tear the close-shut leaves apart,
Time will reveal the calyxes of gold:
And when through patient toil we reach the land
Where we may clearly know and understand,
I think that we will say, ‘God knoweth best.’”

Colorado Citizen, July 15, 1886


This entire community sympathize with Prof. J. R. Goodwin in the death of his son, Percy. Percy was well and favorably known in this section and had many ward and devoted friends who are saddened over his demise, just blooming into manhood; “death indeed loves a shining mark.”

Colorado Citizen, July 15, 1886

Goolsby, Avis (Gray)

Mrs. Avis Gray Goolsby

September 26, 1895 - January 11, 1993

Mrs. Avis G. Goolsby, age 97, of Eagle Lake, passed away Monday, January 11,1993, at 1:43 a.m. in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital. A native of Buffalo in Leon County, she was born September 26, 1895, to Thomas Bolden and Angie M. Johnson Gray. She married Mason M. Goolsby on September 22, 1912, in Teague. He preceded her in death in 1946. She moved from Daisetta to Eagle Lake in 1951, where she resided until her death. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church and held the distinction of being the oldest member. Mrs. Goolsby was preceded in death by her husband and parents; three sisters and four brothers. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lenore and Wilburn Black of Rock Island; son and daughter-in-law, Durward M. and Juanita Goolsby of Midland. Also, grandchildren, Judith and Clayton TaNapel, Martha and Morris Goolsby, all of Pasadena, Pamela and Jack Sharrick of Midland, Gary M. Goolsby of Robert E. Lee; a number of great grandchildren; great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and loved ones.

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 13, in the Dulany Funeral Home Chapel in Eagle Lake. Rev. David Mann, pastor of First Baptist Church was to officiate. Graveside service and interment were to follow in the Lakeside Cemetery in Eagle Lake. The deacons of First Baptist Church were to serve as pallbearers. The family has requested memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church of Eagle Lake. Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

Eagle Lake Headlight; January 14, 1993
Contributed by Patti Hall-Smith

Gordon, Aaron

AARON GORDON, a freedman, of Alleyton, returning from church on the night of the 13th inst., lay down upon the track to rest, and, falling asleep, was run over by the mixed train and so badly mangled that he never recovered from the shock, but died at 8, p.m. next day. As soon as the accident was reported to the offices of the company, an engine and car was dispatched, and the wounded man promptly brought into the G. H. & S. A. Railway Hospital, where every possible care was given him, but without avail. This, however, is only one among many similar manifestations of this company’s humanity and liberal charity—all of the cact[sic]about the soullessness of corporations to the contrary notwithstanding. Whatever the policy of other companies may be with respect to the communities through which they may pass, that of the :Sunset” road is certainly liberal to a degree worthy of highest commendation. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, August 25, 1881, page 3

Gordon, Annie L.

Annie L. Gordon
September 18, 1935 - January 25, 2004

Annie L. Gordon, 68, of Martindale, Texas, passed away Sunday, January 25, 2004.

She was born to Mr. And Mrs. Lewis Washington September 18, 1935 in Bastrop County, Utley, Texas.

Annie was baptized at Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church and continued her Christian service at First Baptist Church NBC of San Marcos, Texas.

She graduated from L. C. Anderson High School in Austin in 1954 and went on to get her Bachelor of Science degree from Prairie View A & M in 1960.

She began her educational career in 1962 as one of the first Black teachers at the former E. H. Henry High School in Eagle Lake. Annie ended her career in San Marcos when she retired from Gary Job Corps after 18 years of service.

Survivors include her two devoted sons, Tommy E. Gordon III and Anthony T. Gordon and wife, Pam Hemphill-Gordon; two grandsons, Darius J. Hemphill and Xavier T. Gordon all of San Marcos.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 7 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 420 S. Mitchell Ave. in San Marcos. [Place of interment not given]

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

Sympathy is extended to the family in their loss.

The Eagle Lake Headlight, February 5, 2004
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Gordon, Dan


Dan Gordon, 98 years of age, probably the oldest colored citizen of this section, died at his home here Monday after an illness of about one week.

He was born in Alabama on January 14, 1834, coming to Texas when he was 14 years of age. For many years he farmed on the old McNeil place near Matthews.

Though in late years he seldom left his home, he was well and hearty up to a week before his death and spent much of his time working in the garden at his home. During all of his long life of almost a hundred years, he had never called for the services of a doctor.--Eagle Lake Headlight. [Place of interment unknown]

Weimar Mercury, May 6, 1932, page 7

Gordon, Ellen (Good)

Former Citizen Here, Mrs. Ellen Gordon, Died in San Antonio

Remains of Former Old and Loved Citizen of Eagle Lake Laid to Rest in Masonic Cemetery Here Saturday Afternoon.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Gordon, 74, were held in San Antonio Saturday, following which the remains ere brought overland to Eagle Lake and interred in the Masonic Cemetery here. The services were conducted by Rev. J. D. Armistead of San Antonio.

Mrs. Gordon died in a San Antonio hospital Friday afternoon.

A native of Eagle Lake, she had lived with her daughter, Mrs. Camille Friedrich, at 433 Devine Road, San Antonio, for the past thirty years.

She was one of the old and loved citizens of Eagle Lake. She was one of the finest and most loveable characters we have ever known. She made her home in Eagle Lake, for many years, having been born here. Throughout her residence here, she was prominent in the social and church life of Eagle Lake and numbered her friends by her acquaintances.

The writer [i.e.Bruce McCarty] remembers her so well and so favorably, for as a boy, her home was on of his favorite gathering places, and many were the happy, care-free hours spent therein. He joins with many friends in sincerest sympathy for the surviving relatives.

Besides Mrs. Friedrich, the daughter with whom she made her home, Mrs. Gordon is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. Walter Woodul and Mrs. R. J. Bauereisen of Houston and five grandchildren.

The pallbearers were Gordon Friedrich, R. J. Bauereisen, Charles Buhler, Walter F. Woodul; W. T. Beard, Walter Woodul, Jr., W. T. Eldridge III, and John Gordon.

Attending the funeral here Saturday afternoon were many of the former Eagle Lake citizens now living in San Antonio, Houston and at other places throughout the state.

Funeral flowers at the grave were lovely and in profusion, attesting the love and high esteem in which this good woman was held by a legion of friends.

[The obit. above is for Ellen Good Gordon Eldridge---the third Anglo child to be born in Eagle Lake on 8 Feb. 1864. She was the daughter of James B. and Martha (Mattie) Ellen Good. At age 16 she married John W. Gordon on 3 June 1880. In April of 1881 a son James Wheeler Gordon was born. On 5 Mar 1883 a son Van was born but died on 28 Dec 1884. Daughter Camile Gordon was born in April 1885. John W. Gordon died on 21 July 1888. In 1890 she married William Thomas Eldridge of Eagle Lake. {This is the W. T. Eldridge of Eldridge Plantation and of Sugar Land Industries. He is one who was a partner with William Dunovant and who killed Dunovant. Some say that friction between Eldridge and Dunovant started with some remarks that Dunovant made about the Widow Gordon.} Ellen Good Gordon Eldridge divorced Eldridge in 1918, took the name Gordon again, and moved to San Antonio.]

Eagle Lake Headlight, January 6, 1939
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Gordon, John W.

Eagle Lake Items

Died at his residence in Eagle Lake last Saturday, J. W. Gordon, son of the late J. W. Gordon of Wharton, and grandson of Gen. J. W. Gordon, of Macon, Ga. And J. W. McCamly, of Matagoda. Mr. Gordon was one of our best and most popular citizens, and his death cast a great gloom over our little city. His funeral was preached by Dr. B. B. Saunders, of the Christian church Sunday morning to one of the largest congregations ever assembled in Eagle Lake, and his remains deposited in the masonic cemetery by a concourse of sympathizing friends. He leaves a wife and two little children, a mother, sister, brother and a multitude of friends to lament his untimely death. My the God of Heaven protect, cheer and comfort the widow and orphans until they meet their loved one on that blissful shore, where the melody quavering cycles of eternity ring God’s praises forever. [Interment in Eagle Lake Masonic Cemetery]

Colorado Citizen, July 26, 1888
Submitted by Ernest Mae Seaholm

Gordon, Margaret Marilla (White)


Friends here were deeply shocked and grieved early Tuesday morning to learn that the dead body of Mrs. E. C. Gordon, wife of the late Dr. Gordon, had been found lying across the railroad tracks in the eastern part of Columbus, the body severed in twain and the skull crushed. An alarm clock and flashlight lay near the severed body. A pair of shoes were found nearby. The early morning passenger train from the east had run over her body, crushing its life out. She was 76 years old, we understand.

Mrs. Gordon had been very despondent since the death of her husband last June.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Wooten and Mrs. Mary Everett. The funeral took place at the Odd Fellows’ Rest in Columbus Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

In the awful tragedy visited upon them the heartfelt sympathy of many friends of the family in this section is tendered.

Weimar Mercury, February 11, 1938, page 1

Gordon, Martha Eleanor (Johnson)

Last Rites Held Monday For Mrs. P. T. Gordon

Eagle Lake lost one of its most beloved citizens last Sunday morning with the death of Mrs. Paul T. Gordon, widow of the late Dr. Paul Tulane Gordon, and a prominent resident of Eagle Lake for nearly sixty years. Mrs. Gordon passed away at 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning, April 26th in Laughlin Hospital after an illness of several months.

Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Colly Memorial Methodist Church, with the Rev. Leslie A. McDaniel, pastor officiating. Music for the services was played by Miss Marian Wozencraft at the organ.

Interment was in the Masonic Cemetery beside her husband, who passed away in 1948. Mill-Bauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were: Robert S. Martin, Edgar Baring, Gus Seaholm, David Wintermann, Joe D. Luna, G. D. Reading, C. F. Johnson and Al Witter.

Martha Eleanor Johnson was born on October 27th, 1877 in York, South Carolina to the Rev. Louis A. and Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Johnson. She and Dr. Gordon were married in York on October 22, 1901 and they came to Eagle Lake shortly after their marriage and Dr. Gordon practiced dentistry and was one of the community’s most prominent potato farmers.

Survivors include two sons, Tulane Gordon of Houston and Louis A. J. Gordon of Midland, four grandchildren, Mrs. G. D. Reading of Kerrville, Ben McElhinney Jr., of Leesbug, Va., Mrs. Tom Arnold and Tulane Gordon III of Houston, and one sister, Miss Mamie Johnson of Eagle Lake.

Mrs. Gordon was a sweet and lovable person and numbered her friends by her acquaintances. She shall be dearly missed in this community.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 30, 1957

Gordon, Polly

A colored woman named Polly Gordon, of this place, consort of A. T. Gordon, of Eagle Lake, died in Columbus last Monday of consumption. [Place of interment unknown]

Colorado Citizen, July 23, 1885

Gordy, Carl Alfred


Services for Carl A. Gordy were held on July 14, 1997 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus, Texas. He was born August 23, 1922 in Abbeville, Louisiana to William St. Clair and Eugenia Buras Gordy. He died in Columbus, Texas on July 11, 1997.

He came to Texas at an early age and lived in Columbus before moving to Eagle Lake, where he grew up. After high school graduation, he enlisted in the Navy Air Corp and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He was wounded while on duty in the PBY Squadron and was awarded a Purple Heart, Air Medal and other battle ribbons before returning to the states in June 1943.

In November 1943, he married Joyce Willrodt in St. Anthony Catholic Church in Columbus. He graduated from Texas A&M College in the Class of 1949.

Carl was a charter member of Knights of Columbus Council #2971 and a member of the 4th degree Knights of Columbus Assembly #1136. He was also a past member of the Columbus Noon Lions Club.

Officiating at the services were Rev. Frank Fidgeon of San Antonio, Rev. Tim Kosler of Schulenburg and Rev. Eddie Winkler of Eagle Lake. His grandchildren served as Pallbearers, Lectors, Altar Servers and Gift Bearers. [Interment in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery]

Surviving are his Wife, his Daughters & Sons-in-Law: Carolyn & O.K. Smith of Corpus Christi; Mary K. and Ervin Heffley of Columbus; Claudia & George. Hinckley of Lockhart; Patti & George Schindler, Jr. of Columbus. Sons & Daughters-in-Law: Mike & Vicki Gordy of Columbus, Tim and Debbie Gordy of Austin. Also surviving are his sister Billy Jean & her husband Tom Collie of Richardson and 21 Grandchildren & 3 Great-Grandchildren.

Services directed by Henneke Funeral Home of Columbus, Texas.

Colorado County Citizen, July 16, 1997

Gordy, Eugenia (Buras)

Last Rites Held Mar. 11 For Mrs. Gordy

Friends learned with deep regret of the death of Mrs. W. S. Gordy, a resident of Eagle Lake for over forty-four years.  She passed away in the Columbus Convalescent Home at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 10th of a heart attack.  She had been in failing health for several years.

Funeral services were held from the Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11th, 1971 and were continued at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.  Serving as pallbearers were Lynn J. Gordy and Lloyd Bartells of Houston, Robert Skutca of Corpus Christi, K. R. Szymanski, Burlin Law, and Corvin Frenzel of Eagle Lake.

Rosary was recited at the Untermeyer-Henneke Funeral Home at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, March 10th.

Mrs. Gordy was born Eugenia Buras, the daughter of William and Virginia Sherman Buras in Abbeville, La., on April 3rd, 1900.

She was united in marriage with William St. Clair Gordy in Abbeville, La., on June 3, 1920.  The family came to Eagle Lake shortly afterward and Mr. Gordy operated the City Barber Shop in this community for many years before retiring.

Mrs. Gordy was a faithful member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church.

Surviving are her husband, William St. Clair Gordy of Eagle Lake; one son, Carl A. Gordy of Columbus; one daughter, Mrs. Stanley T. (Billy Jean) Collie of Richardson, Texas; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Robert Skutca, Mrs. Ervin Heffley, Mrs. Richard C. Bryan, Misses Claudia [and] Patricia Gordy and Jenny Collie, Mike and Timothy Gordy.  Also surviving are six great grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Willie Garber of Broussard, La., Mrs. Valeria Birchfield of Houston, and Mrs. Louis Herbert of Baton Rouge, La.; and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Gordy was a kind person who shared her love with relatives and friends throughout the community.  She shall be missed dearly by her loved ones and friends.

Eagle Lake Headlight Mar, 18, 1971  page ten
Submitted by Dorothy Cox

Gordy, William St. Clair


William S. Gordy was born January 21, 1895 in Franklin, Louisiana and died May 15, 1985 in Hot Springs, Arkansas, He was a one time resident of Columbus during the early '20s and then was resident of Eagle Lake until 1972 when he moved to Hot Springs. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of American Legion Post No. 108 in Eagle Lake for 65 years.

Survivors include his wife, Virginia of Hot Springs, a daughter, Mrs. S. T. Collie of Richardson, a son, Carl Gordy of Columbus, eight grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Zade Hollenburg of Pasadena and Mrs. Joe Butera of South Houston.

Services were held at St. Anthony Catholic Church with burial in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery. Father Brian Crookes officiated. Pallbearers were Mike Gordy, Tim Gordy, Ervin Heffley, all of Columbus, Craig Bryan of Richardson, Linn Gordy of Conroe and Billy Gordy of Nederland. Wilton Stallman and Marshall Windham were the American Legion Honor Guard.

Colorado County Citizen, May 23, 1985

Gorman, Jack B. Sr.


Jack B. Gorman Sr., 79, passed away on March 15 at his residence near Columbus.

He was born in Houston on July 20, 1928 to Caroline Fischer and Jack Gorman. On Nov. 22, 1951 he married Doris Carter. He was a retired manager installation repair for Southwestern Bell. He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus and was retired from the Columbus Volunteer Fire Department and Angleton and Frelsburg fire departments. He also served in the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Caroline Vogel and Betty Schmidt Eilert; grandmother who raised him Emilie Fischer and niece Carolyn Ann Hamm.

He is survived by his wife; daughter, Brenda House of Columbus; sons, Jack B. Gorman Jr. and wife Patricia of Angleton; Ernest Scott Gorman and wife Jackie of Bay City; Brent Gorman Sr. and wife Patricia Lynn of Columbus; sister, Minnie Lou Gaeckler of Houston; grandchildren: Jackson Gorman III, Crystal Baird, Lance Gorman, Michelle Crocker, Cory Goman, Jay D. House, Casie House, Brent Allen Gorman Jr., Abel Gorman and Jacob Gorman; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services took place Monday, March 17 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Columbus with the Rev. Jeffrey Marsh officiating. Interment followed in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were grandsons Jackson Gorman III, Lance Gorman, Jay D. House, Brent Allen Gorman Jr., Abel Gorman and Jacob Gorman.

Honorary pallbearers were Dane Harris, Russell Leyendecker, Nottie Schneider and Henry Schneider.

Colorado County Citizen, March 19, 2008
Courtesy The Citizen

Gosch, Vastine E.

School Leader Vastine Gosch Expires at 78

Vastine Gosch, 78, of Altair, an educator and administrator for more than 40 years, died Feb. 28 in the Eagle Lake Community Hospital, of a heart attack.

Funeral services were held March 1 from Mill-Bauer Funeral Home, Eagle Lake, and burial was in Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery at Columbus, with Rev. Wallace Schultz officiating.

Mr. Gosch was born Jan. 18, 1902 at Cistern, a son of Albert and Lula (Marburger) Gosch. He was 7 when his family moved to Flatonia. He taught in schools at Flatonia and Iraan and Gatesville State School for Boys and was superintendent of the Sheridan School District for 17 years.

He served in the Army during World War II.

Survivors included his wife, the former Helen Grace Walker, whom he married in 1925 at Eagle Lake, one sister, Mrs. Frank Wotipka of Flatonia; one brother Lenert Gosch of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Weimar Mercury, March 13, 1980

Gosnell, Kristina Lee Gannon

Kristina Lee Gannon Gosnell, 7, of Columbus died Saturday, June 4, 1994 at her residence in Columbus.

Born Nov. 12, 1986 in Columbus, she was the daughter of Todd Vincent and Tracy Gosnell.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 7 at Henneke Funeral Home in Columbus with Rev. Jerry Adkins officiating. Interment followed in St. Anthony Catholic Cemetery in Columbus.

Pallbearers were Glen Noska, Steven Gosnell, Robert Gosnell, Matthew Gannon, Chris Lacourse and Richard Lacourse.

Kristina is survived by her parents, her grandmother Blanche Gannon and brother George Vincent, all of Columbus; and several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by grandparents Leo P Gannon, Richard Wilcox and Virginia Vincent.

Memorials may be made to the Kristina Lee Gannon Gosnell Memorial Fund.

Colorado County Citizen, June 8, 1994, page 13

Goss, Jessie Hamilton

Sheridan News

Jessie H. Goss of Houston a former resident of Cheetham, died last Saturday and the remains were shipped to Cheetham and intered[sic] this (Monday) afternoon. Mr. Goss in former years lived near here and all the “old timers” remember him well.

Weimar Mercury, December 20, 1912

Goss, Josephine P. (Garner)


The Colorado Citizen, Columbus, Texas, of Jan. 21, 1921 announces the death of Mrs. Josephine Goss at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. A. Tanner. Mrs. Goss is survived by two sons, W. R. and Dr. T. V. Goss, both of Houston, Tex. The funeral service was held at the home of her sister, Rev. J. H. Swan, Episcopal minister, officiating. [Interment in Columbus Odd Fellows Rest]

Mrs. Josephine Garner Goss was born Nov. 3, 1839 in Winchester, Tenn., and went to Texas with her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Heslip Garner at about the age of ten years. She was married to Dr. S. E. Goss, Sept. 3, 1857. Dr. Goss joined the medical department of the Confederacy and served till he died of pneumonia, at Arkansas Post. For a number of years Mrs. Goss made her home in Houston with her son, Dr. Goss, until about 18 months ago she returned to her old home and lived with her sister till her death. Mrs. Goss will be remembered by some of the old citizens of Winchester, when she visited her sister, Mrs. James H. Davis, a number of times. She was a niece of Mr. Calloway Garner, a cousin of Mrs. Frank L. Estill, an aunt of Mr. Claib Garner of Tracy City, besides other relatives in Winchester.

Mrs. Goss was a very attractive woman and was much admired during her visits to Tennessee. Her friends and relatives extend sympathy to her sons and the loved ones who survive her.

The Truth and Herald, Winchester, TN, Thurs., Feb. 3, 1921
Submitted by Joy Gallagher


Came to Columbus With Her Parents In 1849; Was Married Here

Mrs. Josephine Goss died at the home of her sister, Mrs. F. A. Tanner last Monday evening at 5 o’clock, and was laid to rest in Odd Fellow’s cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 by her friends. The funeral service was held at the home of her sister, Rev J. H. Swann, Episcopal minister, officiating.

Mrs. Goss had been in ill health for many months but did not become seriously ill until Saturday before her death on Monday. Although every effort was made to save her it soon became apparent that the grim reaper would not be denied and she passed away Monday afternoon just as the shades of night were falling.

Mrs. Goss is survived by two sons, W. R. and Dr. T. V. Goss of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. C. Beard of Houston and Mrs. F. A. Tanner of Columbus; 4 nieces and 4 nephews.

Out of town relatives who were present for the funeral included: Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Goss and W. R. Goss, Jr., Mrs. W. T. Goodman, Dr. T. V. Goss all of Houston and Mr. C. G. Tanner of Orange.

The pall bearers were: W. H. Glithero, J. R. Hester, Lonnie McCane, R. W. Byars, E. B. Obenchain and C. L. Youens.

Mrs. Josephine Garner Goss was born November 3, 1839, in Franklin County, Tennessee, and came to Texas at the age of about ten years with her parents, who settled between Columbus and Glidden. They later moved to Columbus, where they lived the remainder of their lives. Both her mother and father were buried here. [Columbus Odd Fellows Rest] She was married to Dr. S. E. Goss on September 3, 1857.

When the civil war started, Dr. Goss joined the Medical Department army of the Confedracy[sic] and served until he died of pneumonia at a Arkansas Post. Mrs. Goss remained in Columbus for a time but several years ago went to Houston , where she lived with her son, Dr. T. V. Goss. She came back to her old home about eighteen months ago and lived with her sister until her death.

A great number of friends mourn her loss and extend to the grief stricken relatives their sympathy.

Colorado Citizen, April 21, 1921

Goss, Thomas Vernon


Thomas Vernon Goss, retired druggist, died Tuesday morning at the home of his nephew, Russell Goss, 435 Hawthorne. He is survived by his nephew and a brother, W. R. Goss of Houston. The body will be sent at 11:30 Wednesday morning by the Wall & Stabe Undertaking Company to Columbus for burial [Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery] He had been in ill health for a long time.--Houston Chronicle.

Weimar Mercury, March 17, 1922

Goss, W. H.

From Commissioner Warner we learn of the death on Wednesday night, 11th inst., of Mr. W. H. Goss, at his residence on the Sandies, aged about 50 years, of la grippe. Mr. Goss was a good citizen and universally esteemed by those who knew him. He leaves a wife and one son to mourn his loss, who have the sincere sympathy of the community. [Place of interment Cheetham]

Colorado Citizen, February 19, 1891, page 3

Goudy, Ollie (Anderson)


OlIie Goudy, 82, of Columbus, passed away at the Columbus Community Hospital Oct. 15.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home. Rev. Raymond Cox officiated. [Place of interment unknown]

Mrs. Goudy was born September 19, 1902 in Cherokee County to James Anderson and Minnie Barr Anderson. She had lived in Columbus for four years.

Survivors include one daughter, Lee Ledbetter Guin of Columbus; a daughter-in-law, Jeanle Spivey of Houston, who is the widow of Mrs. Goudy's son, Roy Lynvel Spivey; one granddaughter, Sherry Lee Dickson of Spring; one great grandson, Adon Powell of Spring; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Currant of Pasadena and Mrs. Alice Grimes of Jacksonville.

Pallbearers were six Anderson nephews.

Colorado County Citizen, October 25, 1984, page 2

Gottschald, Alton A. “Jake”

A. A. (Jake) Gottschald Sr.

A. A. (Jake) Gottschald Sr., 55, of Sheridan, died on Thursday, March 27 at the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston. Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 29 from Dulany Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Hessong officiating. Burial was in Cheatham Cemetery in Sheridan.

He was born on October 26, 1930 in Francitas, Jackson County, Texas, a son of Adolph and Laura Tolison Gottschald. He married Mildred Horton in El Campo on October 14, 1949. Mr. Gottschald had been a resident of Sheridan since 1972 and was a member of the New Life Fellowship Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mildred Horton Gottschald, of Sheridan; his mother, Mrs. Laura Gottschald of Hallettsville; three daughters, Debbie Curtis of Wisconsin, Carolyn Brown of Sheridan and Brenda Cox of El Campo; two sons, Alton Gottschald Jr. of Waco and Kenneth Gottschald of Sheridan; two sisters, Edna Rees and Marian Kingery, both of Hallettsville; two brothers, Curtis Gottschald of El Campo and Harless Gottschald of Sheridan; 13 grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and loved ones.

Pallbearers were Glen Tesch, Arron Townsend, Woody Townsend, Norman Horton, Edgar Graham, Clarence Yackel, Everett Moore and Martin Herman. Honorary pallbearers were Butch Beck and Melvin Freeman.

Arrangements were under the direction of Dulany Funeral Home of Eagle Lake.

Eagle Lake Headlight, April 3, 1986, page 12

Gowen, Frances C.

Frances Gowen Memorial Service Held April 14

Frances C. Gowen, 81, of Weimar, died April 7 at Colorado-Fayette Medical Center in Weimar.

A memorial service was held Monday, April 14 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Bielau with Rev. Kenneth Wheeler officiating. [Cremated]

Mrs. Gowen was born March 17, 1922 in Weymouth, Mass. to Doris Hollis and George Williams. She received her certificate of nursing in Framingham, Mass.

She married Kenneth Gowen Sr. on March 20, 1940 in Weymouth, Mass.

She was a retired nurse and lived in Massachusetts for 71 years also living in Houston for six years before moving to Weimar where she resided for the past four years.

She was President of the Catholic Daughters in Medway, Mass. From 1956-1960. She enjoyed her grandchildren and loved living in the country.

As a resident of Parkview Manor, she loved the staff and enjoyed the daily activities.

Mrs. Gowen is survived by her husband Kenneth Gowen Sr. of Weimar; children, Kenneth Gowen Jr. and wife Linda of Lakewood, Colo.; Barbara Alberto and husband Joe of Weimar, and William Gowen and wife Louisa of Katy; siblings, Connie Squire of Medway, Mass., Kenneth Williams of Weimar, Richard Williams of Richmond, Va., and Teddy Williams of Weymouth, Mass.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers.

The Weimar Mercury, April 17, 2003
Transcribed by John Konesheck

Gowen, Kenneth Arthur

Kenneth Gowen Memorial Service Set Sept. 24

Kenneth Arthur Gowen, 85, of Weimar died Sept. 5 in Houston. Memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 24 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Bielau at 11 a.m. with Rev. Kerry Nelson officiating. [Cremated]

Kenneth was born Dec. 19, 1919 in Quincy, Mass. to Harold and Elizabeth (Litchfield) Gowen.

He attended Quincy School System.

Mr. Gowen married Frances C. Gowen on March 20, 1938 in Weymouth, Mass.

Kenneth lived in Houston and Boston, Mass. until he retired 12 years ago. He then moved to Weimar and lived in the area for 10 years.

Mr. Gowen retired from maintenance at Brookline Housing Authority in Brookline, Mass.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved living in the country. He loved Weimar and the people of the town and Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Bielau.

He is survived by his sons, Kenneth A. Gowen Jr. and wife Linda of Arvada, Colo., and William F. Gowen and wife Luisa of Houston; daughter, Barbara A. Alberto and husband Joe of Weimar; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, brothers and sisters, Harold Gowen, Dorothy Gowen, Gladys Gowen, Richard Gowen, Merton Gowen, and Mildred Wilson.

Weimar Mercury, September 15, 2005, page 2
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