Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals


Dr. Robert A. Anderson

Information from Hugh Beverly Anderson, Gulfport, MS to T.Mason on 23 Jan 2008. "The Robert A Anderson b 1873 in Pontotoc, Miss was my G father, son of George W Anderson and Margarette Borden. Both George and Robert were medical doctors -- Dr Robert married Maude Turley from around Coldwater, Ms and their first child Robert A , was my father. He was born 1902 , I believe N. Mexico while Robert was still in the service. They moved to Gulfport ,Miss and soon after Robert died at Gulfport 1924, buried at Love station, Ms. I know Margarette Borden Anderson was buried at Jonestown, but do not know about George W."

More on 15 Feb 2009. "He was licensed as an M.D. in Tate County, Ms.having attended Memphis Medical College. Also he was included in the Third Regiment of Three called together for the Spanish American war (as a surgeon), They never served, and were disbanded in Tenn. I dont know the circumstances of his continuing on into the Military, but it seems he stayed until 1902 when my father Robert was born and they came to Gulfport, Ms."

More on 13 June 2010 from a book titled Hurricanes of the Mississippi Gulf Coast: Three Centuries of Distruction, about the 1915 hurricane. Pg 49. "The Daily Herald carried beneath its Tuesday banner headline, "Biloxi Is A Willing Captive of the Confederates," with this smaller notation: 'Gulf Storm is Heading for Coast.' ... Aboard the sloop Lady Emma off Cat Island, 40-year-old Love Dockery, brother of prominent Mississippi Delta planter Will Dockery, tried his hand at fishing. A mining engineer who had lately departed Mexico ahead of the blazing guns of the revolutionaries, Dockery had come to Gulfport to rest and visit his old school chum Dr. R.A. Anderson. With him on the Lady Emma were three crewmen." pg 52 "The Lady Emma lost both her mast and anchor off Cat Island and danced on the wave crests through the black night toward the shore. Love Dockery and the crew, huddling inside the hull with hatches closed, bounced from one wall to the other when the sloop crashed into the Bay 8t. Louis railroad bridge. At once the three crewmen sprang upon deck and clambered upon the bridge. One of them caught hold of Dockery to haul him to safety, but the vessel crashed once again into the bridge breaking the crewman's leg in two places. Shocked by the pain, the crewman let go of Dockery, who fell into the sea to drown." "The storm smashed ashore at Grand Isle. At 6:50 p.m. the eye passed over Tulane University, giving a barometric reading of 28.11 inches, the record low in American Weather Bureau annals to that time. An estimated 90 percent of the buildings in New Orleans suffered damage that night, and hardly a church steeple in the city survived. All the windows blew out of the Hibernia Bank skyscraper and the interior walls collapsed."

DESCENDANTS: Information sent to T.Mason by Hugh Anderson on 6 April 2013. A formal affidavid with addresses of these descendants was included.

John Rawdon Stewart

OBITUARY: Funeral Services for the late J. R. Stewart were held from the Reliance Baptist church at 3 o`clock on Monday afternoon with Rev. J. H. Landes, pastor of the College Avenue Baptist church, officiating, assisted by Rev. R. L. Brown of College Station. Special music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Sam Bullock, Britton Risinger, Eloy Saxon and John Stockton, accompanied by Mrs. H. T. Hall. The hymns sung were favorites of the deceased and were "Rock of Ages," "In the Sweet Bye and Bye," and "What a Friend We HAve in Jesus." Interment was made in the Reliance cemetery under the direction of Hillier Funeral Home. Mr. Stewart was born in December 12th, 1859, at Gay Hill in Washington county and at the time of his death was 85 years, 2 months and 29 days old. He came to Brazos county as young man and had made his home here continuously. He was a member of the Baptist church, of which he was a deacon. On May 31st, 1891, he was married to Miss Mary Lena Seale of the Cedar Creek community and to this union was born six children, all of whom are living. Three daughters, Mrs. Belle Smith, Mrs. J. W. Walker of Bryan, and Mrs. Cleo Warren of College Station; three sons, M.A. and M. C. Stewart of Albany and John Stewart who lives at the family home with his mother. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Pallbearers were L.D. Smith, Reagan W. Warren, Russell Lloyd, Zelph Jones and Jim Carter, all life long friends of the family.

Mary Lena Seale

OBITUARY: Funeral Services for Mrs. Mary Lena Stewart of Bryan, mother of Mark Stewart, and the late Milton Stewart of Albany, were held at the Reliance Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, with the Rev. Bill C. Clark officiating. Interment was made in the Reliance Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart ws born to the late Joseph Arnold Seale and Mary Ann Buttrell Seale, pioneer citizens, on April 13, 1866, in the Cedar Creek community near Kurten. She was 95. Mrs. Stewart had lived in Brazos County all her life. She was a member of the Reliance Baptist Church. On May 31, 1881, she was married to the late John Rawdon Stewart and to this union were born six children, five of them still living; three daughters, Mrs. Belle Smith and Mrs. W. J. Walker of Bryan and Mrs. Cled H. Warren of College Station; two sons, John Stewart of Bryan and Marcus Stewart of Albany. Another son, Milton Stewart, preceded her in death last July 4. Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were five grandsons: Herman and John D. Stewart of Fort Worth, Joe Stewart of Albany, Morris Smith of Dallas, Preston Smith of Bryan and Reagan Warren of Bryan

William Homer Holland

DEATH-BURIAL-CHILD: Card number 73-67 from Meierhoffer-Fleeman Funeral Home, 1946 Colhoun St, St. Joseph, MO in possession of granddaughter Nancy L. Hancock. EXTRACT: William Homer Holland of 1702 South 22nd; St. Joseph, Missouri. Born - Dekalb County (Oak Grove Community) Missouri, April 1, 1881. Age 86. Occupation - Retired Farmer. Widowed - Nancy Ann Holland - 1950. Father - Robert B. Holland. Mother - Susan Jane Spangler. Veteran - No. Social Security # - 500-07-6421-T. Cemetery - Mt. Zion Cemetery (Gower, MO). Burial - December 13, 1967. Informant - Mrs. Nellie Erganian (daughter) of 1702 So. 22rd, St. Joseph, Missouri.

NAME-BIRTH: Form SS-5, U.S. Social Security Application; Number 500-07-6421. William Howe (above is written Homer) Holland. Post Office: St. Joseph, Route #3, Missouri. Business Name of employer: O.P. 165-55-1494 W.P. 3864. Business Address: 6 mi. S of Whitesville, Mo. 409 N. 3rd. St., St. Joseph, MO. Age at last birthday: 56. DoB: Apr. 1st 1881. Place of Birth: Union Star, Dekalb, MO. Father: Robert Benjamin Holland. Mother's Full Maiden name: Sarah Jane Spangler. Sex: M. Color: White. Signed 6/15/37 by WH Holland