Mrs. Susan Pinkerton Vernon, pioneer Texan, died August 10th at the home of her daughter, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Sloan. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Dr. M.F. Ewton at the First Baptist church. Interment was in the Spur cemetery with Webber Williams in charge.
Grandmother Vernon was born on April 11, 1855 in Coryell County. At the age of seventeen she was converted and joined the Baptist church to which she was faithful unto death.
On June 6, 1874, she was married to W.R. Vernon in Hamilton county. They lived in Coryell and Haskell counties until 1920 when they came to Dickens county. To this union were born ten children, six daughters of which are still living and were present at the time of her passing. They are Mrs. Angie Harris of Haskell, Mrs. W.F. Markham of Seminole, Mrs. Bob English, Mrs. H.C. Draper, Mrs. Callie Denson and Mrs. G.A. Sloan, all of Spur. One daughter-in-law, Mrs. J.F. Vernon of Spur, was also present.
Other out of town relatives present were Rev. W.F. Markham Seminole, Mr. and Mrs. Jack McMangel of Lubbock, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Vernon and children of Petersburg, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin English of Floydada, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Denson of Lubbock, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Cliff of San Angelo, Mr. and Mrs. Alford Pinkerton of Kalgary, Elmer Denson of Floydada, C.A. and Alfred Parks of Fredrick, OK.
The Texas Spur, August 20, 1936From the records of Lillian Grace Nay
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