Comanche County, Texas Union Cemetery Photographs


PHOTOGRAPHS FROM UNION CEMETERY, GUSTINE
COMANCHE COUNTY, TX

By Kay Risher

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Hezekiah S Risher was in Commanche Co mid 1800's.  He and some of the family are buried in Gustine at Union Cemetery.

The following are some of his descendants.
 
These graves and more photographed & documented November 13, 2006 by gggchildren of Hezekiah S. Risher & spouses
.------------Kay Risher

Union Cemetery, Gustine, Comanche County, TX is located 2 miles west on Hwy 36 on a north east corner of an intersection. The layout  has most stones in row with lines running parallel to the side road. Walking toward Hwy 36 is "going south." The oldest marked grave--Susan A Speed first wife of CC Speed--is marked with an iron historical marker on a pole. On this trip we only had time to draw the layout around this oldest area.
 
East of J. C. Speed, son of Sarah Alice Risher Lucas Speed going north

Tombstone of J. C. Speed

J. C. SPEED
Born May 22, 1880
Died June 22, 1880


O. L. Bolton Dec 8, 1827 -July 3, 1881;
Nancy, wife of O. L Bolton Apr 5, 1833 - Apr 20, 1892 ( *Nancy Risher was the daughter of James Risher, Jr.; niece of Hezekiah S. Risher)

Tombstone of O. L. Bolton

Tombstone of O. L. Bolton
Born Dec. 8, 1827
Died July 3, 1881

Tombstone of Nancy Bolton

Tombstone of Nancy Risher, wife of O. L. Bolton
Born Apr. 5, 1833
Died Apr. 20, 1892



2 unmarked spaces;

Jesse Ligh  son of  P.W. & E. V. Bolton Dec 8, 1887- Sept 20, 1889;

Tombstone of Jesse Ligh Bolton

Tombstone of Jesse Ligh Bolton
Born Dec. 8, 1887
Died Sep. 20, 1889


Beggs graves;  Bean graves;
 

East of  Hezekiah S. Risher grave going north

J. C. Speed May 22, 1880- June 22, 1880 (see above)

S. A. Speed, wife of C. C. Speed, Feb 19,1851 - May 22 1880 (hand scratched mark to look like a 9 ) * Sarah Alis Risher Lucas 2nd wife of CC;

Tombstone of Sarah Alis Risher Lucas Speed

Tombstone of Sarah Alis Risher Lucas Speed
Born Feb. 19, 1851
Died May 22, 1889





S. M. Speed, wife of C. C. Speed, Feb 19,1845 -June 13, 1879 (Historcal marker as  oldest Grave)
*Susan Mary Rogers dau of Mary Elizabeth Duckworth Rogers Risher;

Columbus C. son of C. C. & S. A. Nov 26, 1887 - Nov 10, 1890;

Tombstone of Columbus C. Self

Tombstone of Columbus C. Speed
Born Nov. 26, 1887
Died Nov. 10, 1890
Tombstone of Susan Mary Rogers Speed

Tombstone of Susan Mary Rogers Speed
Born June 15, 1845
Died June 13, 1879



S. A. Speed, wife of C. C. Speed, May 10, 1857- Sept. 24,1914  (3rd wife of C. C.);

C. C. Speed Oct. 21, 1846 - Oct. 21, 1923;

2 broken markers;
 
next row (starting placement West of Columbus Speed) going south
 
Willie son of G. W. & M. T. Lassetter July 27, 1887 - Apr 22, 1891;

Meldred daughter of G. W. & M. T. Lassetter born July 24, 1885 and died May 17,1887;

Tombstone of Willie Lassetter

Tombstone of Willie Lasseter
Born July 27, 1887
Died Apr. 22, 1891

Tombstone of Meldred Lassetter

Tombstone of Meldred Lassetter
Born July 24, 1885
Died May 17, 1887





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This page was updated on February 18, 2007
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