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WM. MONROE SECREST 

Born in Johnson County in 1858, William Monroe Secrest came to Hamilton County at the age of three weeks with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Secrest. His father was a famous pioneer stockman of this section, who died at the age of 44 with scarlet fever, after a long had ride to Waco for medicine.

Mr. Secrest attended the schools of his time in Hamilton County, was a cowboy during his young manhood, and then became a hardware clerk in Hamilton. For a few years he was tax collector of Hamilton County, returned to the hardware business, and remained there until his death about two years ago.

He married Rosa Hurt, also deceased, who was a daughter of Robert S. and Levina Hurt. She was born in Virginia. Children born to this union are as follows:

Clay of Junction; Nell, Pat, and Maud of Hamilton; Glenn of Hamilton; L. S. Of Gatesville, Clara of Big Spring, and Mrs. J. D. McLean of Fort Worth.

Uncle Bill, as he was affectionately known by practically everybody in Hamilton county was noted for his modesty and kindness. He was on duty for 50 years with probably with probably not more than 10 days absence. He was a man who took an active interest in all that went on about him, and was an authority on pioneer history.

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PIONEER EDITION

HAMILTON COUNTY NEWS, Vol. VIII, No. 7

THE CARLTON CITIZEN, Vol. 30, No. 23

Friday, June 24, 1938

W. F. Billingslea, Publisher, Hamilton County, TX

 

 
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