|Borden County Texas|
Fairview Community Cemetery
Location: Ranch Road 1205 and RR 1785 intersection
on east side of road 1205 North from Vincent, Howard County
to Gail, Borden County Texas.
Picture taken March 1988, Hull family dedicating a new monument to their ancestor, Sarah E. Crouch Hull. donated by Dave Boatman.
Cemetery index gleamed from the pages of "Borden Citizen" newsletter , Published by the Borden County Historical Survey Committee - March 1972 , Vol. VII - No. 3 . Permission to print given by Kenneth Bennett, County Treasurer and Historical Survey Committee member .
According to LETA GRAY LLOYD's " FAIRVIEW SCHOOL " (pg. 3) there were only four marked graves at the time of her visit sometime in 1970.
First burials during the Spotted Fever
and Spinal Meningitis Epidemic were an unknown
father and daughter who were friends of the Glasscock,
Borden County Pioneers. (gleamed from FAIRVIEW COMMUNITY,
SCHOOL AND CEMETERY by Mrs. Josie GLASSCOCK DILLANHUNTY,
pg 1., "Borden Citizen" newsletter , Published by
the Borden County Historical Survey Committee - March
1972 , Vol. VII - No. 3 .
She states, "I recall several others died from the Spotted Fever and Spinal Meningitis.
She remembered a child, ORA LEE PARR from a rattle snake bite also, a Mr. BROWN ( LETA GRAY LLOYD remembered 2 BROWN BOYS were buried here).
Ms. LETA GRAY LLYOD stated that a MCKEE marker
had been placed there since her 1970 visit. It is inscribed
"In Memory of her son, H. H. MCKEE of
Knoxville , Tenn.
Ms. LETA GRAY LLOYD and ANDY GRAY remembered little LUCY PALMYRA HULL who was buried there in 1899 at age of three months.
Dave Boatman a descendant of the HULLs informed me that SARAH CROUCH HULL, Lucy's great grandmother was buried to the left of her in 1906, a new memorial stone was placed on Sarah's grave on March 5 1988.
Mr. BOATMAN also stated that Mrs. LUCY CAROLINE KIRKWOOD HULL , second wife of SARAH ELIZABETH CROUCH HULL's son, REV. SAMUEL (SAMMIE) SMITH HULL was buried to the left of SARAH E. CROUCH HULL in an unmarked grave.
Ms Lloyd also remembers a child of a migrating family
became ill and died after eating watermelon at
their camp site near Fair View Cemetery, and is buried in
the cemetery in an unmarked grave.
She also remembered two boys were bitten by rattle snakes , one was an EDMONDSON boy and the two BROWN boys mention previously.
CARL GRAY remembered the ENGLE family whose father was murdered and is buried at FAIRVIEW cemetery along with his oldest son, TOMMY ENGLE who died from the flu in 1917.
To sum up.
1 unknown father (during spotted fever and spinal meningitis epidemic )
2. his unknown daughter (during spotted fever and spinal meningitis epidemic )
3. ORA LEE PARR ( rattle snake bite) ( unmarked grave)
4. BROWN BOY (unmarked grave)
5. BROWN BOY (unmarked grave)
6. H. H. MCKEE of Knoxville , Tenn. (memorial stone) placed by his mother, Mrs. McKee, between 1970 and 1972.
7. LUCY PALMYRA HULL , age 3 months, 1899
8. SARAH ELIZABETH CROUCH ,
Mar. 5, 1813 - Feb. 16, 1906
Oct. 11, 1811 - DIED ABOUT 1890
IN WEST TEXAS
BURIAL KNOWN ONLY TO GOD.
(stone placed March 5, 1988 by gggranddaughter , Nina Rice West)
9. LUCY CAROLINE KIRKWOOD HULL unmarked grave
10. Unknown child who died from watermelon poisoning.
11. EDMONDSON boy , rattle snake bite. (unmarked)
12. Dewey ENGLE (father of Tommy, Howard, Willie, Charlie, Dewey, Jr., Mamie Engle Hollar, Pearl Engle Bailey, Gladys Engle Shoemaker) murdered.
13. Tommy, son of Dewey Sr. and Mrs. Engle died 1917 flu epidemic.
Fairview School 1920's. More of the following may be buried in unmarked graves in the adjoining FAIRVIEW CEMETERY.
Mr. W. T. Glasscock, who later sold his remaining land to BUSH and TILLER of the famous BUSH and TILLER RANCH, donated the land in 1890 for the Fairview school /church building, others donated money to built as well to pay teachers.
The following are the names on the picture who pledged money in 1890.
|1.R. A. YATEZ = 3.00
2. J. T. GIMLEY = 2.50
3. J. F. ANDERSON (?) = 5.00
4. W. A. YATEZ = 2.50 paid
5. John YATEZ = 2.00 paid
6. T. D. LOVE = 2.50
7. M. G. MOORE = 2.00 paid
8. W. H. SKINNER = 2.00 paid
9 F. M. SPEEN = 1.00 paid
10. C. W. SIMPSON = 1.00 paid
11. J.N. PRINCE = 2.00
12. J. N. PRINCE (one lot in town)
13. J. S. T. BAKER (?) = 1.00 paid
14. H.S. WALKER = 1.00
15. A. MURPHY = 50
|16. G_ _ _ _ _ ROBERTSON
(?) = 2.00
17. T. _ GRAVES = 9.00 paid
18. C. H. SLADE (?) = 1.00 paid
19. T. M. RAS =1.00 paid
20. C. W. FINERIN_ARHARN (?) = 5.00 paid
21. M. W. WATCHALL = 1.00 paid
22. B. C. RIC = 1.00 paid
23. COLE and ED (?) = 1.00 paid
24. J. S. T . BAKER = 1.00 paid
25. ineligible = 1.00 paid
26. L. LEVY (?) = 1.00 paid
27. M. W. Mc M_ _ _ _ in Pork rind oil (lard emc) = 1.00
28. ERNEST GRAVES = 1.00 paid
29. J. F. ATWOOD = .50 paid
30 . S. H. COWAN = 3.00 paid
| 31. M. K. PARKER = 1.50
32. L. B.PATTERSON = 1.00 paid
33. C. L. MASON = 3.00
34. A. J. MILLER = 1.00
35. A. G. DENMARK = 1.00 paid
36. _ _ SSIE BRO CO = 5.00 paid
37. ineligible = 2.50
The first pioneers in the FAIRVIEW community
were W.T. GLASSCOCK, SPEAR, MORRIS, and PENSARD
families who arrived in 1890.
Before that , Rev. GRAVES and A. R. GRAY families had arrived. Next came the WRIGHTS, HULLS, RENEAUS, COUCH, SAWYERS AND MCNEWS, all had children who attended FAIRVIEW SCHOOL / CHURCH.
When not attending their stock or claims, they worked for the larger ranches, namely C. C. and John Slaughter, Bush and Tiller or Gannon.
Six to eight miles south of Fairview community
, just a stone throw from Howard County Line, was the MORRIS
COMMUNITY which had the closest postal service and also
a school. Fairview was located due north of Morris about
ten miles south of the Colorado river. Due to the small
scale of this map the locations look out of place according
to present day maps.
1895 Borden County Map:
This FAIRVIEW school was in operation from 1892 till 1930 , many students passed through its doors.
Ms. LETA GRAY LLOYD attended in the latter
days of Fairview school around 1918. In her FAIRVIEW SCHOOL
HISTORY, "Borden Citizen" newsletter , Published
by the Borden County Historical Survey Committee
- March 1972 , Vol. VII - No. 3 , she list the following
who served during ORA GRAY'S school days.
MAUDE MURPHY, JULIA McCARTY, GERTRUDE MCINTYRES, MYRTLE and BESSIE GLASSCOCK, VERA MITCHELL, ALMA SEALY, FLORENCE MAY, O. L. WOODS, T. R. MAULDIN, MARIE LOVE, ANNIE WOODS, J. B. FLOWER, Mr. WOODS , Miss Anna WOODS and GLADYS WILSON.
Leta GRAY LLOYD, the daughter of CARL GRAY, remembers the following teachers, 1919 Miss Hattie COFFEE was teacher, Miss Maude HERRING taught Leta's first year of schooling, Miss Effie STEPHENS , Edna AYRES, sister to Mrs. Nook Beals, who she boarded with;
Miss Jessie FISHER who also taught music, Miss Gladys MITCHELL , and Miss Edna TAYLOR wo married Floyd BUCHANAN was the last to teach there.
These teachers boarded with the A. R. Gray's , the Carl GRAY family, Mr and Mrs Nook Beal at the Beal Ranch.
In 1916/1918 there weren't enough children
to hire a teacher at Fairview therefore Loyd GRAY
attended school at DURHAM and it is thought that the SKEEN
children attended school at VINCENT just over the county
line in North east corner of HOWARD COUNTY.
Leta Gray LLOYD in her memories of "FAIRVIEW SCHOOL HISTORY", writes "Ora GRAY remembers that Bro. SAMMIE HULL baptized her father (A. R. Gray) who was a larger man than the Rev. Hull, and Rev. HULL let him sit in the mud during the baptismal."
Gleamed from the "Borden Citizen" newsletter , Published by the Borden County Historical Survey Committee - March 1972 , Vol. VII - No. 3 . Permission to print given by Kenneth Bennett, County Treasurer and Historical Survey Committee member . 1972 BORDEN CITIZEN submitted by Dave Boatman. Dave is one of our most faithful contributors.
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