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Larkin was a fantastic host. She has all the details that you forget to pack taken care of for you. The cottage is rustic, eclectic, and whimsical. It's sitting on spacious, beautiful property on the river, where you can spread out and relax. It's a peaceful haven for any family, and don't forget your pups.
A most perfectly relaxing weekend. We will visit again, the only problem is it won't be soon enough!! Larkin was a wonderful and helpful hostess. She was quick to answer any questions and assist us with anything involving the property. The house was eclectic, comfortable, and well-equipped. Inside was museum-like with many interesting books and pictures, games, toys, artifacts, and information on local attractions and area lore.
There is something inside and out for all family members, be they young, old, or pawed. Horace had a blast. We had a 10 minute drive to Hollyfield Manor, for the celebration. The property is beautiful and it felt peaceful sitting by the river in the mornings, watching the wildlife.
I definitely recommend staying here if you want a cozy getaway from city life! I liked Larkin so much I wished she could stay with us for the weekend! Can't wait to come back and get more history lessons about the area and superfood recipes! The property is great- rain or shine. The beds are all very comfy, the amenities are perfect. It's just far enough away from civilization that you can relax and not so far that you panic when you realize your short on bread or wine.
Pictures really can't capture the uniqueness and spirit of this place! Larkin's place is eclectic, warm, welcoming and an outdoor enthusiasts paradise! My friends and I loved taking the kayaks and canoe out on the water and the dock was easily accessible. Having the air-conditioning units on and fans working kept the house cool and almost any amenity we needed was available. Making a fire was easy with the kindling and wood provided -- it was a lovely weekend at Larkin's home!
This was probably my favorite Airbnb experience! Perfect getaway with perfect hosts! I can't wait to come back! Tanya was an outstanding host who really went out of her way to make us feel right at home. The place was really nice, great location, peaceful and relaxing. Great breakfast and other nice touches to create a memorable experience. A phenomenal host, a beautiful clean home and incredibly comfortable beds. Extra touches and extra attention were so appreciated.
This place is such a GEM! I almost feel bad leaving a its deserved review, because once people see how great this place is, I might not ever be able to book again, haha! But I had an awesome stay. It was easy to find, and had everything I needed for my stay. Anything else I needed, Tanya was there for me when I needed her. Great location, not far at all from the town - where every restaurant and store you'll need is. The Birds Nest was a dream!
Clean and stylish with everything you need for a relaxing stay. Tanya and company were welcoming and went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable. From the fresh baked bread to the morning coffee and homemade cinnamon buns, T absolutely spoiled us! A beautiful water front space with a gracious and kind host who adjusts to what you need for your stay to be perfect. Hopefully we are lucky enough to visit the area and T again soon!!
Amazing and thoughtfully crafted space on the water. Chris has thought of every detail and created a comfortable and modern space to stay that made us wish we were staying longer. The views of the river were great and there is a private access to the water. Great place for anyone looking for outdoor adventures in state parks nearby or on their way to Richmond, VA. From the moment we arrived until we checked out, our experience was exceptional.
Upon arrival our "super host", Chris, was on top of things. Chris met us in front of his gorgeous home, welcoming us and offering to assist us into our lovely apartment. The apartment was beautifully appointed and creatively decorated. We could not have asked for any more comforts of home, rich bed linens and abundant fluffy bath towels. After returning from dinner we enjoyed sitting in the backyard, which is right on the Rappahannock River, watching the awesome waterfowl and boaters.
Chris also made wonderful recommendations for dinner - Relish in Warsaw and 17 South in Tappahannock. Food fit for royalty.
We will treasure memories of our warm and very fun weekend in Tappahannock thanks to Chris and Olde Salt. This place was awesome! The apartment was a lot larger than I thought, with a kitchen, sitting area, large bedroom and bath. Chris and Amy came right out when I got there, no problems finding the place and they both showed me the place I rented and I also got to peek in the two bedroom area, which was equally nice!
Their place is right downtown, within walking distance to things. I got there too late to wander downtown, but Chris wrote dinner options out and I ventured across the bridge to Warsaw and dined at Relish. Great food, drink and company. Just went back, enjoyed a glass of wine they left, watched TV and read. Got up before sunrise, made a cup of joe and enjoyed the sunrise before getting on the road.
A great little escape - can't wait to come back in warmer weather! We had a lovely time staying at Christopher's place! We came for a relaxing weekend away and this turned out to be the perfect place for it! The 1-bdrm apartment is wonderful - it is really spacious and comfy, and it has an amazing sunroom that looks right out over the river.
The sunroom is the perfect spot for enjoying your morning coffee, and we loved sitting out in the backyard with a glass of wine at night. Chris and Amy provide everything you could need - from dishes to standard bathroom necessities, and even including a few treats for your stay.
They also have tons of suggestions for how to spend your time in tappahannock, and are always available if you have questions. This was my first airbnb experience. I couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. This house is comfortable, incredibly clean and has an fantastic view. Chris and Amy have done an amazing job of decorating, and are warm and caring hosts.
We highly enjoyed our stay. Christopher went beyond the call of duty and the accommodations were more than we could have imagined. The place was well decorated , snacks awaited our arrival, and waters in the fridge. The master bedroom is massive and the sitting area has a view that will take your breath away.
I would definitely recommend and I would define stay there again. The views of the river put it over the top. Outstanding space on the river. Beautiful sunrises and gorgeous evenings sitting on the dock watching the colored sky as the sun sets.
The apartment is so very comfortable and tastefully decorated with all the amenities you could want. A full kitchen makes this apartment unique. You can cook in or go out. In the heart of Tappahannock, there are several good restaurants near. Can't wait to be a regularly returning guest.
I spent amazing two days at this place! The space is a little bit smaller that I expected but in overall a great place to spend holiday. There are kinds of animals live on the farm and there is a small lake near the house. For the most important, Agnes is a great host. I changed my schedule for some reason, but Agnes was very nice and worked hard to accommodate.
Cozy home, beautiful view, friendly pups, gentle horses. Loved everything about it. Just as described online.
Surviving are two sons, Ronald W. Comer and Dave E. The casket will not be open. Lawson was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Edward Lawson Sr.
Surviving are two sons, Joseph Edward Lawson Jr. She is survived by two grandsons whom she raised, Eugene Lawson and Buddy Fishel. A service will be conducted at 2 p. Burial will follow in Barren Ridge Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from Also survived by 21 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren and 21 great-great-grandchildren. Interment in Detrick Cemetery. Visiting hours, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.
Born in Greene County, she was the daughter of the late James M. She was a member of Evergreen Church of the Brethren. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Doshie Call of Madison, Mrs. Elgin of Baltimore, Md. Shifflett of Dyke, Raymond M. Shifflett of Charlottesville; 15 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Services will be 2 P.
Ryan Funeral Home in Quinque is in charge of arrangements. She attended the Elkton Pentecostal Church and was baptized at St. Pius Catholic Church in Cohocton, N.
Shifflett, all of Elkton; two stepchildren, Theresa L. Cumberland and Kevin L. Shaver of Fredericksburg; two sisters, Cynthia L. Crossman of Savona, N. Yarrison of Bath, N. Burial followed at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton.
Friends may call at the home of Judy Ramey and Kevin Shifflett at any time. Memorial donations may be made to help her children with funeral and other expenses. She had been ill for several years. She had worked at Shenandoah Poultry for over 25 years before becoming ill. On March 4, , she married Walter E. Funeral services will be held 3: Dan Smucker and James Kite will conduct the service. Burial will be in the Woodbine Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening Saturday 7 to 8 p.
Friends may also call at the home of her daughters at any Lime. She Loved Camping, Played piano and gave lessons to kids and played for the church. She and her husband went on a mission to the Philippines and really enjoyed it. She went to Hawaii and loved it and wanted to live there, But she wanted to be close to the family so she stayed here with all of us She supported and help her kids through the bad times and problems.
She loved to watch the birds and feed them, and join in church activities and teach Sunday school, did family ancestry and traveled to get more of the family information she could not find and meet relatives that she never known.
We are going to miss our loving wife, Mom. And Great grandma with the warm and happy greetings and support. Levina Shifflett, widow of D. Shifflett and a lifelong resident of Singers Glen, died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital yesterday morning where she had been a patient for the last ten days. She was 68 years old. Shifflett was in her usual health until stricken ten days ago. She was a daughter of the late John Shaffer and was born, and reared at Singers.
A lifelong member of the Baptist Church, Mrs. Shifflett was a woman of the highest Christian ideals who will be sorely missed in her community. She was ever ready to assist any one in need and leaves a host of friends who mourn her loss. Her place in the community will be a hard one to fill. She always had a smile and a cheering word for everyone regardless of circumstances.
Shifflett was in the year if her 50th anniversary of her marriage, and her children were preparing a celebration in her honor before the sudden illness. Early, all of Harrisonburg; Mrs. Floyd Vanpelt, York, Pa. She also leaves a brother, George W. Shaffer, of Nokesvllle; and three sisters, Mrs. Hendrickson and the Rev. Interment will be in Woodbine Cemetery, Harrisonburg. Shiflett, 74, of N. Augusta Street, died Tuesday March 15 at a local Charlottesville nursing home.
Survivors include his stepmother, Mrs. Shiflett of Grottoes; one half sister, Mr. Roy Kiser of Stuarts Draft. Anderson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Interment will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg. Reverend Byron Williamson will officiate the services.
LaVerne was born July 6, in Meridian, Mississippi. She enjoyed needlepoint and cooking. LaVerne often made her own clothing, helped raised livestock and enjoyed traveling. She passed away December 13, in Richmond, Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Marvin E. For those wishing, condolences and tributes may be left for the Shiflett Family at www. Shiflett was a U. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He had been employed as a factory worker with various textiles and fiberglass manufacturers.
Shiflett was a member of St. He especially loved spending time with his family. Shiflett is survived by his children: Shiflett and his wife, Terry, of Windber; Tammy M. Mancuso and her husband, Joseph, of Sellersville; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Family and friends may call Saturday morning from 8: Interment will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Prospectville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. He was born Oct. He was retired from Monticello Dairy with 56 years of service. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday at 1 p. Bare officiating with burial in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at Hill and Wood Funeral Home today from 7 p. Hill and Wood Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Hattie Brooks of Baltimore, Md. Pearl Wilson of Baltimore, Md.
Funeral Service will be at 2 p. Monday at the Hawkins Funeral Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Interment will be in the Holly Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 8: Shiflett, 70, of Kent, passed away Jan. Lawrence was born in Mill Creek, W. He is survived by his wife, Edna Marie; sons, Lawrence Jr. Sandra Smith of Akron; also surviving are 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, as well as 19 step grandchildren; and seven step great-grandchildren. His father, Lincoln, died in Also surviving are father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. Ray Shiflett of Ravenna Ohio.
The family will receive friends at the Adams Funeral Home Wednesday, 2 to 6 p. Interment at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Your Golden Rule Funeral Home. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes take the form of contributions to Waynesboro Mennonite Church, Hopeman Parkway, Waynesboro, VA Lawrence worked at Liberty Fabrics for over 30 years until its closure and had been working part-time at Inwood Restaurant since then with his special family there that he loved.
He was a past member of the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Company. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Polly Taylor Shifflett of Barboursville; three sons, James Shifflett and significant other, Theresa Watson McIntosh, Matthew Shifflett and significant other, Rhonda Mullins, and Mark Shifflett, all of Barboursville; one daughter, Margaret Shifflett of Barboursville and her significant other, Jody Rogers, of Gordonsville; one brother, Mack Shifflett of Barboursville; and a host of grandchildren, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by four brothers, Alvin, Paul, Jasper, and George Shifflett Jr. Funeral services will be held at 2 p. Interment will be private in the Shifflett Family Cemetery in Barboursville.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p. May he smile down upon us all and give us guidance and keep us safe, give us the strength not to mourn in our sorrow, but to rejoice in his new beginning.
Man Drowns Dipping in Shenandoah - L. ELKTON - Lawrence Edward Shifflett, 39, a truck driver and poultry raiser, was drowned in the Shenandoah river just north of Elkton early Friday night when the row boat from which he was dip netting for fish sank. Shifflett who could not swim was in the boat with Ernest Kite, The current was swift as the river had been rising for several days.
There were whirling eddies at the point near the residence of Celdon Kite, on the northern out-skirts of Elkton. Chief of Police Walter Norville was told that Ernest Kite was in the stern of the boat with the pole net which became fast. Shifflett went to aid him with the net pole and when he did so the weight of the two men caused the light craft to sink in an estimated 15 feet of water.
Leroy Kite, 30, who was on the bank, saw that Shifflett was in trouble. He doffed his shoes and coat and plunged into the icy waters to bring Shifflett to the bank. Shifflett, a heavily built man, was struggling and the much lighter Kite was unable to keep his head above the water. He pulled him to the bank where Dr.
Charles Miller pronounced him dead. Ernest Kite swam safely to the shore after a struggle because of the rapid current and the cold water. Chief Norville said that Leroy Kite deserved the highest commendation for pulling Shifflett ashore.
He said the Shenandoah was unusually placid at the scene until it began to rise in recent days after the melting of snow and the ground thaw. Shifflett had been employed by the Elkton Lime and Stone Company for 12 years. He also was engaged in the poultry business. Shifflett was a son of Ernest C. Shifflett and the late Mrs.
He was born at Elkton on August 27, and spent his entire life in the Elkton community. On February 2, he married Miss Thelma Lam, who survives. Besides his wife he is survived by five children, Ronnie, Patsy, Betty, Donna and Eddie, all at home.
He also leaves his father, Ernest C. Shifflett of Elkton; four sisters, Mrs. Lilly of Falls Church, Mrs. Douglas Atkins of Harrisonburg, Mrs. Edward Briles of Randallstown, Maryland; five brothers, J. Wesley and Floyd J. Shifflett, both of Elkton, James F. Shifflett of Oklahoma City; Ernest M. Shifflett of Falls Church and Charles L.
The body now rests at the Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg and will be removed to the home of his father at Elkton on Saturday afternoon.
Final funeral arrangements had not been completed Friday evening. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery. He was a U. Navy veteran of W. II and retired after 28 years of service from the U. Shiflett was a graduate of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he received a degree in sociology.
He was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. During his college career he lettered in football for four years and baseball for three years. As well as a teacher, he was a Warren County High School coach and athletic director. For his years of service and contributions to the athletic department, The Lawrence M. Shiflett being the first inductee. With his parents he was preceded in death by three brothers, Rex A.
Shiflett, and Omar F. Yates Hall, Donald F. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Shiflett's former coaches and athletes. There will be a service by the Masonic Unity Lodge on Monday at 6: Born in Greene County, he was the son of the late William L. Kirby of Charlottesville; a sister Mrs.
Eleanor Loving of Mission Home; and one grandchild. Funeral arrangements by Preddy-Teague Funeral Home are incomplete. Lawrence Thomas Shifflett Sr. He retired from A. Torrence Construction in Elkton, where he was a truck driver and equipment operator. Johnny Hensley will conduct the funeral 11 a. Friday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Memorial donations may be made to the Elkton Rescue Squad, P. Box , Elkton, Va. Box 6, Elkton, Va.
Unknown newspaper Lawrence Thomas Shifflett, Jr. He has worked at James Madison University in the housekeeping department for the last several years. In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, George E. The funeral was conducted Sunday, Sept. Burial was in Elk Run Cemetery. State Police said the loaded poultry truck which smashed into the rear of Shifflett's car was driven by James Marvin Ward, 19, of Madison and formerly of Raleigh, N.
He was charged with manslaughter. The truck was owned by the Grassy Knoll Hatchery of Rt. Failes said that both vehicles were headed west and had just come off the slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, before the crash.
The breaks on the trailing poultry truck failed, and it caught up with the Shifflett auto 3. The truck lost several crates of chickens but remained up right and traveled about fourtenths of a mile after, the crash, Trooper Failes said. Shifflett, who was traveling alone, was pronounced dead on arrival at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. The fatality was the 10th in Rockingham County this year and the third this month. It was the second on US 33 near Elkton this year. Shifflett was born Oct.
Nettie Morris Shifflett of Rt. Marie Doyle of Craigsville; three half-sisters, Mrs. Phenie Shifflett of Harrisonburg, Mrs. The funeral will be conducted 2 p. The body is at Brill Funeral Home. The family will meet at the church 1: Shifflett of Paoli Layla C. Shifflett, 33, passed away on Tuesday, July 15, , at Chester County Hospital after a long illness. She was a graduate of Unionville H. She was an avid horsewoman and was an artist specializing in painting.
In addition to her parents she is survived by her brother, Justin Shifflett; step brother, Erik Gruetzmacher; and step sister, Elisa Gollatz. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral service at 12 noon on Saturday July 19th, at Bethany Presbyterian Church, Kennett Pike, Chadds Ford, PA , Route 52 in Mendenhall , where the family will receive guests starting at 11 a. Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Penn Medicine Friends Fund at https: Online condolences may be made by visiting www. He died Thursday, Mar. Shifflett was retired from the CXS Railroad. In addition to his parents and his wife of 67 years, Mary Pauline Shifflett, who preceded him in death on June 26, , he was preceded in death by brothers, Milford, Miles and Lynn Shifflett; and sister, Audrey Whitman.
Funeral services are set for Saturday, Mar. Byong Ahn and Rev. Burial will be in the Warm Springs Cemetery. His grandsons will be pallbearers and his granddaughters will serve as flowerbearers. Visitation will be held from 1: The family requests memorial contributions to: See Father Mose's Obit. He enjoyed trout fishing in West Virginia and Virginia. Funeral services will be held 2: Jim Wingert will conduct the service. The family will receive friends this afternoon Saturday from 4 to 6pm at the funeral home in Elkton.
Born in Greene County, Aug. The widow of Jesse J. Shiflett, she was a member of the Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Jack Morris of Stanardsville and Mrs. Everett Morris of Ruckersville; one granddaughter. Funeral will be held at 2 P. Wednesday at the Pine Ridge Church of the Brethren with burial in the church cemetery. Richard Keller will officiate. Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Leao could always be found in his garden, playing music or spending time with his friends and family.
Nothing brought a bigger smile to his face than giving away the fruits of his gardening labor, playing music with his buddies or enjoying a visit with family and friends. Box , Stanardsville, VA At his request, funeral services will be private. Friends may send condolences to the family at www. She had been ill for the past 15 years. She was a homemaker and lived in Manassas during her married life. In addition to her husband, survivors include a son, John Lee Collier Sr.
The funeral was conducted Wednesday, Nov. Shifflett was born March 7, , in Stanardsville, Va. He loved his family, grandchildren and his church very much and was known as "candy man. Clair; four great-grandchildren, Mason and River St. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Wilmer N.
A funeral service will be held 11 a. Matt Homer and the Rev. Burial will follow at the McAlister Cemetery in Shenandoah. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p. Friends may also call at the Shifflett home at anytime.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www. See Wife Ann's Obit. He served our country in the U. Army and did road construction before retiring. Briar Lam will conduct a memorial service 2 p.
The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home. Friends may also call at the Shifflett home at any time. Lee Anna Phillips, 82, who died Sunday morning at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. Eugene Brown, Danberry Lane, Anderson. Sanford Jones and the Rev. Roy Allen will officiate, and burial will be in Silver Brook Cemetery. Phillips moved to Anderson County from Sandy Springs in Her husband, Jack Phillips, died in Phillips was a daughter of the late Jim and Frances Shiflet, pioneer residents of Georgia.
She was a member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church. One son survives her, S. Carlton of Anderson and Mrs. Maurice Palmer of Sandy Springs. Ruth Tabor, who was reared in the home, also survives, plus 16 other grandchildren.
McDougald's is in charge. May 4, Funeral services are to be at 4 p. He was a "scratch" golfer and loved history. He will be loved and missed by his many friends and family. A memorial service celebrating Lee's life will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 16th at In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lee's memory can be made a charitable organization of your choice.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www. Shiflett, 81, a resident here for 50 years. Funeral will be at Friday in the First Baptist Church with Rev. Shiflett was born Nov. He moved to Montague County, Tex. Shiflett died in A retired farmer he was a decon in the First Baptist Church for half a century.
He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Bernice Dowd of Illinois Bend, Tex. Oleta Woods of Cyril, Mrs. Betty Barnett of Lawton, Mrs. Jarvis Englehard of Appalachian, N. Myrtle Corcoran of Fletcher, and Mrs. Fannie Williams of Denton, Tex. He was an employee of Culpeper Stone Co. Blanch Martin of Woodbridge, Mrs.
Mary Watts of Tallahassee, Fla. Barbara Shifflette of Orange; a grandson and a step-granddaughter. Funeral services will be held 1 P. Clore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be held Sunday, January 22, at 2: He played football and baseball for the Graham Steers. He went on the attend NCTC and worked with his family in the oil business until he began attending and graduated Fire Academy in December Leighton made the dean's list and excelled at the top of his class.
Leighton strived to do the very best at whatever he did. He loved working out and crossfit and the friends he made there. His family was his life and he spent all of his extra time with them.
He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents, Bill and Eva Shifflett and maternal grandmother, Sandy Weatherbee Riley, maternal great grandfather, Pete Weatherbee and maternal great grandmother, Joyce Riley. There's still time to send flowers to the Visitation at the Morrison Funeral Home from 6: Garrison of Crozet departed this life on Aug.
She was born March 12, , daughter of the late Lemuel and Beadie Shifflett. Frank "Shirley" Staton of Charlottesville. A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p. Sunday in the Teague Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Interment will follow in Mt. Saturday at the funeral home. Her husband is Andrew Jackson Shifflett. She was a member of the Brown's Cove Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a son, Robey A. Shifflett of Crozet; five daughters, Mrs.
Luther Garrison and Mrs. Raymond Thomas, all of Crozet, and Mrs. Fountain Garrison and Mrs. Cecil Shifflett, both of Baltimore, Md. Shifflett of Boonesville; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Holley and Mrs. Beadie Shifflett; 21 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the family's home in Crozet after 11 A.
Preddy-Teague Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Funeral services will be 11 a. Saturday, March 4, at the Liberty Christian Church.
Friends may call from She graduated from the Chillicothe High School in She moved to Liberty in where she lived until moving to Prairie Village in She taught in several one room schools in both Livingston and Lynn Counties.
Mabel was an avid antique collector. Prior to the onset of alzheimer's, Mabel was well known for daily completing in ink the New York Times crossword puzzle. She was a member of Liberty Christian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and three sisters; as well as her husband, Walter C. Lozier, who died in Mabel was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family. Surviving are three daughters.
A funeral will be 1 p. Saturday at Maple Grove Christian Church. Nik Donges will officiate. Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens. The family will be at Joseph W. Teague Funeral Home Their marriage was later solemnized in the Washington, D. He was reared and educated in Ogden graduating from Ogden High School. Lee was a member of the LDS Church where he was active in genealogy and helping with the welfare program.
He retired as a Lt. Colonel from the Army Reserves. Lee had been a postal supervisor and later a contract specialist for Hill Air Force Base retiring in October of He was also an avid stamp and coin collector. Surviving are his wife of Washington Terrace; two daughters, Mrs. Richard Sandra Webb, Alexandria, Virginia; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Lee was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.
Friends may call at the mortuary on Monday from 10 to Shiflett, 93, of Charlottesville, died Jun 17, , in a local nursing home. She is survived by her daughters Phillis L. Olridge and her husband Hunter, of Mineral and Mary E.
Morris of Ruckersville; four sons, Elmer J. Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p. Friday at Monticello memory Gardens with Rev.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p. Lelia Martha Ann Shifflett, 74, widow of J. Shifflett, and a lifelong resident of Penn Laird, died Saturday at her home. Shifflett had not been well for the past five years and seriously ill for the past two years. She was born on Feb. In she married Mr. Shifflett who died March 9, Shifflett was a member of the Church of the Brethren.
She is survived by six children, Virgil H. Ed Shifflett and John E. Shifflett, all of Penn Laird, and James F. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one brother, J. Rodgers of Elkton; one sister, Mrs. Jennie Kennedy of Crimora. Funeral services will be held at The body is at the funeral home in Harrisonburg where the family will receive friends 7: Relatives will meet at the Shifflett home at Penn Laird at 10 a.
Pallbearers will be Russell Neff, R. Huffman, John Keezle, Herschel I. Funeral services will be private. She worked for many years at the Aileen sewing factory. Clarke was preceded in death by her first husband, George Washington Showers and her second husband, Melvin Clarke.
Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home. Sign the Guest Book at www. Lemuel Ashbey Shifflett, 77, a retired farmer of Mt. Fair died this morning at his home. He is survived by his wife, the former Beadie L. Fair; six daughters, Mrs. Andy Garrison and Mrs. Paul Garrison, all Mt. Miss Lottie Shifflett of Charlottesville and Mrs.
Russell Shifflett of Baltimore, Md. Rose Harris of Staunton; Mrs. Eddie Shifflett and Mrs. Nat Morris, both of Boonesville; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p. Moriah Methodist Church at White Hall with burial in the church cemetery. Shiflet, 82, a former resident of Middleport, died at his home in Pt. His death was reported by his son, Fred A. Shiflet, North Third Avenue and race Street, who returned to his home Thursday morning after staying with his father since Sunday. Pleasant where he has since been engaged in the real estate business. He is survived by his age wife, four sons, and two daughters. The sons are F.
Pleasant; the two daughters are Etta and Maude, both married and now residing in California. Another son, Bert Shiflet died in Pt. Surviving are children Joyce Jones and husband Darrell; and Woodrow Fauber and wife Phyllis, of Hagerstown; friend Renee Lantz; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren. She is predeceased by husband Ronald Babington and two grandchildren. The family will receive friend from 2 to 6 p.
Funeral Home, S. Conkling Street, Baltimore, and 10 to 11 a. A service will be held at 11 a. Friday at the church. Interment will be held in Evergreen Memorial Gardens. Jude Place, Memphis, TN Online condolences may be offered at www.
Sign this guest book online at www. Thursday at the Lindsey Harrisonburg Funeral Home. The service will be conducted by the Revs.
Boyers and Douglas Akers. Burial will be in the Keezletown Cemetery. She had lived at Keezletown before moving to Harrisonburg 24 years ago. Surviving are by a son, Eugene R. Wiseman of Harrisonburg, and a grandson. The family will receive friends 7: September 28, Date of Death: November 6, Place and Time of Services: Hawkins Funeral Chapel November 9, - 2: Irvin Orndoff Place of Interment: Hawkins Funeral Chapel, Charlottesville, Virginia. She was a native of Greene County.
She was the widow of Henry Luther Frazier. Mary Morris of Ferncliff; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 p. The Rev, Irvin Orndoff will officiate. Short funeral services will be conducted from the home of her brother, Fred Hawse, North Liberty Street, this morning at nine o'clock by Father J.
At seven thirty o'clock Father DeGryse will say mass at the Catholic Church and interment will be made this afternoon at one o'clock. Shifflett before marriage was Miss Lena Hawse, of this city, and is about thirty-two years of age.
She is survived by six children and seven brothers and sisters, tow of whom, John and Fred, live in this city. I believe they meant to say Mrs. She was born July 24, in Virginia and was a daughter of the late William H. Hitt and Delsie Butler Hitt. She was married to the late Raymond Shifflett.
Shifflett is survived by two brothers, Dowing Hitt of Rappahannock Co. A graveside funeral service will be held at 2 p. Arrangements by Preddy Funeral Home in Gordonsville. See Husband Raymond's Obit. Shifflett was born Feb. She was a seasonal worker with National Fruit Product Co. She was married to Anfield Shifflett, who died in Wilkens of Stephens City, and Lillie M. Shifflett and Ruth S.
Graves, both of Winchester; three sons, Charles D. Shifflett of Winchester, Paul A. Shifflett of Chelsea, Mass. Shiflet and Donnie L. Shifflett, and a stepson, Junior Shifflett, are deceased. A funeral will be at 11 a.
Monday at Omps Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Palmer, the Rev. Charles Shifflett, and the Rev. Burial will be in Shenandoah Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be will be grandsons: Sunday at the funeral home. Shifflett had been ill a year and has been in the hospital five days.
She was born Jan. She was a member of Gospel Hill Mennonite Church. The funeral will be conducted at? Kenneth Slagell and Branson Conley.
Burial will be in the Gospel Hill Church Cemetery. Shifflett enjoyed traveling with her husband, music, flower gardening, camping and going to dirt track racing. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Surviving in addition to her husband of 23 years, is a daughter, Martha S. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p. A Celebration of life will be conducted at 2 p. Entombment will follow in the Oaklawn Mausoleum and Memory Gardens.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www. Shifflett was a secretary for the former Dale Service in Woodbridge, Va. Lena loved her family, friends and cherished the relationships she has built over her lifetime. She will be greatly missed by those that loved her. Survivors include one daughter. The family will receive friends on Saturday, April 26, from 9 to 11 a. Lena was born in Greene County Aug. She attended the Upper Room Church near Elkton. Lena's joy was living and working for her Lord and family.
In , she married James Randolph Shifflett, who preceded her in death on May 18, She is survived by four children: Lamb; and one brother, Edward Morris, all of Stanardsville.
Besides her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a brother, Early Morris. Funeral services will be held at the Kyger Funeral Home Chapel at 2 p. Homer Frazier and Pastor Barbara Hensley officiating. Burial will follow at Elk Run Cemetery in Elkton. Tuesday at the Kyger Funeral Home in Elkton. Friends and family may also call at Lena's home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www. Shifflett was born Dec. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married in October of , Eldred Ray Shifflett, and he passed away in ; her son, John Paul Shifflett; her grandson, Shannon Lee Shifflett; and her sister, Mary Elizabeth Kite. Pavlas had to hurriedly round up new musicians, plus an announcer who could handle network radio broadcasting.
He invited Johnny Luecke, an electrician and ham radio operator, to be the announcer and Tom Hinton of Weimar as sound engineer. The musicians added came from Lee Prause's band from Schulenburg. After considerable practice and an audition, the band was accepted for network performance. The first program went on the air on November 3, and was sponsored by Goldchain Flour. The band was known as Adolph and the Goldchain Bohemians. The band wore original Tyrolean costumes and broadcast live from the stage of the Cozy Theatre in Schulenburg.
The programs ran from 8 to 8: The audio was transmitted over telephone lines. During this time the band made a number of 78 rpm recordings on the Okeh and Vocalion labels. These recordings were later re-released on the Columbia Red label.
Scott Kirsch, a violinist with the Houston Symphony, helped with the band's tuning and balance. Henry Kubala, of St. John, was the solo clarinetist. Buddy Heyer, the pianist, wrote many of the band's arrangements. The last radio broadcast of Adolph and the Goldchain Bohemians was heard on the last day of May in , thus ending an era of musical history for Schulenburg and Texas Polka music.
La Grange has the distinction of being the home of one of the Apollo astronauts for several years. Smiles Anders of La Grange, was one of three astronauts who were the first to circle the moon on Christmas Eve, The two Anders brothers, Arthur and E. It was during this time that Bill Anders attended the local public schools, beginning in the eighth grade and continuing through his junior year of high school. He always remembered his academic training in La Grange, having written his uncle several times about how he valued his schooling here and especially singled out Superintendent Charles A.
Lemmons for his counsel and guidance. Following his graduation, Anders took his commission with the U. Air Force and received his pilot wings in He served as a fighter pilot for the Air Defense Command in California and Iceland, logging more than 8, hours of flight time. In , Anders was selected by NASA in the third group of astronauts and was the backup pilot for the Gemini 11 mission.
In , he was chosen to accompany Frank Borman and James A. This historic manned space flight orbited the moon for ten revolutions. Anders also served as the backup Command Module pilot for the Apollo 11 mission, before accepting an assignment as Executive Secretary for the National Aeronautics and Space Council from to Anders and his family attended the event, which included a parade, reception, barbecue and a program of film and slides on his space flight.
Chairman of the joint U. President Ford then named Anders to become the first chairman of the newly established Nuclear Regulatory Commission, which was followed by an appointment to serve as Ambassador to Norway until At that time, he ended his career with the federal government after 26 years and began work in the private sector. He joined the General Electric Company as general manager and became a senior executive of its nuclear energy products and aircraft equipment divisions.
He later joined Textron Inc. In , Anders became the chairman and CEO of General Dynamics, a large military supplier and parent company of Electric Boat, that employed over , people at the time. He retired in , but continued to serve as president of the William A. Anders Foundation, a philanthropic organization dedicated to supporting educational and environmental issues. He received a number of awards and honors, including being inducted into the International Space Hall of Fame and having a crater on the moon named after him.
Anders married Valerie Hoard in ; they have four sons and two daughters and presently live in Washington State. He has a legacy of notable achievements and took part in the making of history during our time. We are definitely proud that he called La Grange home for a short while! His profession carried the terms of soldier, college valedictorian, preacher, college professor, newspaper editor, Texas gubernatorial candidate, and even author.
The young Andrews then lived in the home of J. When war broke out between the North and South, Andrews enlisted in the Confederate Army as a scout and courier.
He enlisted in the year when he was only 16 years of age. Once the war had ended, Andrews returned to Fayette County and continued his schooling, eventually joining the Shiloh Baptist Church. He later enrolled in Baylor University and graduated as valedictorian of his class in He proceeded to join the Baylor University faculty and teach primary classes in exchange for the tuition costs accumulated over the past years. Not long after, he became ordained as a Baptist minister and left Texas to study at Greenville Seminary in South Carolina.
Andrews continued his teaching at Baylor University, becoming a professor of Greek and English literature. Due to financial troubles, however, he resigned in and became principal of the Masonic Institute at Round Rock. By , Andrews had accepted the pulpit in Tyler where he became the contributing editor to John B. Crane was like a father to Andrews. In , Andrews decided to move to Atlanta, Georgia and work on editing W.
He was mentioned to run for a state office, but was never nominated. During these years, he worked both as a minister and politician. Andrews was involved in radical politics, believing that if one believed in Christianity, then they also must pledge an allegiance to socialism.
As a socialist candidate, Andrews ran for governor of Texas in Andrews did come in ahead of the Prohibitionist candidate, Andrew Jackson Houston, who gathered 6, votes. In , Andrews took a break from politics and started working on a book composed of his own original poems taken from his sermons and other occasions. The collection was published and titled Poems.
In , Andrews entered back into politics and tried again to beat out the incumbent Colquitt. This time, Andrews came in 2 nd with 25, votes. Colquitt was re-elected and continued to serve as governor of Texas until Considering that Andrews was a socialist, it is interesting that he was able to come in 2 nd overall in the gubernatorial race. But it is worthy to note that the numbers in his county of birth, Fayette County, were not as impressive. In , Andrews moved to Lawton, Oklahoma and lived there until his death on August 16, , he was 75 years of age.
He was one of the most prominent Texas Baptists of our time. History is the term applied to events occurring after written records have been kept. In Texian terms, history began with Cabeza de Vaca publishing a journal of his visit to the Texas coast beginning in All events happening before this time is referred to as prehistory. Archeology is the reconstruction of history prior to written records.
For milleniums the area bordering the Colorado River has been a cultural oasis. Traces of early human culture have been identified at numerous locations. In , work was underway at the Frisch Auf! The owners contacted the State Archeologist, who soon arrived with a small crew to investigate and perform salvage archeology.
Excavations were begun and the ground yielded parts of at least four skeletons, fragments of a fifth, and quite possibly a sixth. The bones were at a depth from 16 to 30 inches. Placement of the remains indicates that burial times differed.
The skeletons were removed from the pipeline trench to be studied. Analyses of the first pair of skeletons show them to be adult males. During excavation, two Scallorn arrowpoints were found lying between the males. The presence of these flint projectile points suggests that these two humans were interred between A.
The fourth was an infant. Accompanying the infant were three offerings for the next world. On the west side of the skeleton was an antler tine that was oriented in a north south direction.
North of the skeleton and lying east-west lay a piece of petrified wood that had been shaped and smoothed. Adjacent to the smoothed stone lay one valve of a fresh water muscle with its concave surface up. The other two skeletons appeared to be an infant and possibly an adult male.
The construction equipment had rendered further identification impossible. A surface survey was conducted turning up a shard of Leon Plain pottery. The reddish exterior and dark brown interior had been tempered with pulverized bone and grit. This type of pottery has been associated with a culture later than the Scallorn points. Several flint tools were also recovered. The significance of the discovery is that this is the first Scallorn point found in a Central Texas burial, which greatly aids in identifying the age of the skeletons.
In March of in the small frontier Texas town of Tascosa a huge gunfight took place. Bodies of the dead and wounded were lying all over the main street of town as residents came out to gawk after the shootout was over. One of the badly wounded men in the street was Charley Emory. His brother, Tom, had also been involved in the fracas but was uninjured. What does this have to do with the history of Fayette County? The Emory brothers were not really named Emory.
Charley and Tom were brothers but their surname was Arnim. Tom had been born William Arnim. William had been convicted at age twenty-two in Fayette County district court of theft of an ox and sentenced to two years in prison.
William arrived at Huntsville on June 9, and was entered into the prison record as prisoner He was described as having red hair, blue eyes, and being a slender young man. William escaped from custody on March 21, and headed west. He changed his name to Tom Emory and settled near Tascosa.
His younger brother, Charley Arnim, joined him some time later and also adopted the Emory surname. Tom and Charley worked on ranches in the area, played poker in the saloons and sometimes worked as deputies with Pat Garrett. While working as deputies they once pursued Billy the Kid all the way to Nevada but then lost his trail. In May a petition was sent to Governor C. Moore wrote "The reputation of the convict since his escape from the penitentiary has been good.
There is no family more esteemed than of this man and he is represented by those who know him as reformed and making a good citizen. Released to the Schulenburg community, he lived a blameless life thereafter. He died on May 26, and is buried in Schulenburg. Charley died March 9, and is buried near Flatonia. By the late s, automobile accidents were a routine occurrence in Fayette County. The other driver, L. Five days later, the Journal reported that Taylor Cage of Bishop was discharged from the La Grange Hospital after being treated for several days for injuries sustained when the auto in which he and G.
Nanney were riding hit a freight car standing on the tracks between the two cemeteries east of La Grange. Connecticut took the first step to resolve this problem in by offering insurance and requiring drivers to demonstrate they had the means to take financial responsibility for injuries, deaths, or property damage. By , the 40th Texas State Legislature had followed suit by creating the Board of Insurance Commissioners, composed of the life insurance commissioner, the fire insurance commissioner, and the casualty insurance commissioner.
The legislature granted the insurance commissioner the power to approve or disapprove auto insurance rates and to promulgate uniform policy forms. However, Massachusetts went one step further that year, making auto insurance mandatory. Mandatory auto insurance was a tough sell in Texas as well as in the rest of the nation, however. The Flatonia Argus ran an editorial in disparaging required coverage. The editor feared the state would expand into the field of private business under the guise of preventing accidents.
Mandatory insurance, the writer warned, would open itself to fraud and carelessness. Then, too, compulsory insurance would force good drivers to pay higher rates than poor risks who required insurance. The La Grange Journal reprinted a article from the Hartford Connecticut Courant discussing what was happening in Massachusetts and why mandatory insurance would not work. First off, Massachusetts had difficulty making their program run smoothly and satisfactorily. The state had set rates that were too low to induce private companies to write policies and then, when the legislature tried to raise rates, the citizens balked.
The primary objection was that, the longer the program continued, the more it appeared to be pushing the state government into the insurance business. It was not until that Texas mandated compulsory auto liability insurance. Joseph took on the difficult and dangerous job of hauling cotton to Mexico in a wagon drawn by six to twelve oxen. After the Civil War, he returned to the farm which was four miles east of Fayetteville. Joseph and his two sons, Frank J.
Since many had come from around the same area in Moravia, they named the school Bordovice. Joseph was not musically inclined and never played in any of the Baca bands.
His offspring and their children were born entertainers! By the age of nine Frank J. He taught himself to play the clarinet. He arranged and composed music with organ rollers and played the alto and slide trombone. He composed music for the first Czech Orchestra organized in Fayetteville.
He became known as Professor Frank J. Baca, leading the Baca Family Orchestra which eventually consisted of all thirteen of his children playing various instruments. For many years on Corpus Christi Body of Christ Day in Fayetteville, the priest would go around the town square and stop at each corner to hold a service. Later the ceremony was moved to the parking lot of St.
John the Baptist Catholic Church where it is still held today. Throughout the years many of the original members have been replaced. The following were the original thirteen children of the Baca Family Band and Orchestra along with their birth year: Jennie Baca Scherpik , Joe O. Baca planned to make a national tour with the band but died of a rare disease at the age of His oldest son, Joe O. Baca, then took over the band. He was also a natural musician and began to play at an early age.
He won first place in a La Grange music contest at the age of twelve playing the cornet. He went on to win many music awards as an individual and with the Baca Family Band.
They were judged on how well they performed without practice. The Baca Family Band was the first place winner. The dulcimer was used a great deal in the early days of the Baca Band.
There were only a handful of dulcimers in the entire state of Texas. In Czech the dulcimer is called a cimbal. It is triangular in shape, consists of strings and is played with two wooden mallets. The instrument dates back hundreds of years before Christ and is shown in drawings from Assyrian Kings in Babylonia.
If you have never seen a dulcimer or want to know more about the Baca Band visit the Fayetteville Area Museum. While visiting Texas, he stopped in Fayetteville and played with the band under the leadership of Joe Baca.
When WWI soldiers returned home to Fayetteville, they were treated with the respect they well deserved. In , Joe O.
Baca died at the early age of Everyone thought that would surely be the end of the band but thankfully, it was not. Baca stepped up to the plate and became the bands new leader. With the recordings of the John R. In the Fayetteville Courthouse Square Bandstand was built. The Baca Band gave Sunday concerts there for many years to the delight of townspeople and visitors.
Baca Band participated in the Centennial Celebration. In he organized the Clarence Baca Band and played until In , John R. In he changed the name to the L. Baca and Louisa Krenek Baca.
He was taught to play the drums at the age of nine by his father. A deal was made with the school that his parents, not the school, would pay him. The divided orchestras now consisted of John R. Anna Baca, daughter of Frank J.
This band consisted of her husband, Frank Stastny Sr. The sons were very young when they started playing. During the depression years they played for free on many occasions.
When WWII began, the band broke up and never played together again. Anna lived to the amazing age of In , at the age of 60, John R. He was granted his desire to be buried in his band uniform. The town of Fayetteville honored him by closing all businesses during his services.
The town marched from the funeral home, through town, to the church and to the cemetery led by the music created by the Bacas. Next we see Ray Baca who started his musical career at the age of eight. He played with his Father Frank J. In his band consisted of Emil V. Gil began playing the piano at the age of fourteen and Kermit was nine when he started playing the drums. In Kermit was drafted into the U.
Army where he formed his own band while stationed in Alaska for two years. Later Gil and Kermit formed their own band. The played at various Houston clubs and made appearances on Channels 11 and Initially, they played popular tunes but that changed when Ray Baca joined them.
They added polkas and waltzes to their repitoirre. In , they cut an LP featuring Ray Baca on the dulcimer. The Smithsonian Institute in Washington D. As the year dulcimer was so valuable, the Smithsonian purchased a ticket for it to ride in its own seat! To the enjoyment of all of the passengers, Ray Baca played his beloved dulcimer 33, feet in the air. The Baca Orchestra was chosen for the Folklife Festivals for its ability to present the American survival of the Czech folk tradition in its most happy and authentic form.
The Baca Band was again featured in this festival for the bicentennial year of Rudolph Baca, proprietor, was a former John R. Baca Band member for 33 years. He played the tuba, bass and violin. If you did not know it, Gil was critically ill as he gave the performance of a lifetime.
He played his keyboard smiling and singing as Czech dancers swirled across the stage. Soon after that beautiful performance, Gil was lost to us but the Baca Beat will live in our hearts forever. Ninety-plus years ago, Edgar Edwin Frenzel, who played the saxophone, formed the ensemble.
The other musicians, all in their 20s and 30s with differing talents, were: There could have been two to three others whose names are unknown to me. Fascination still exists about their puzzling name.
Automobiles were the mode of travel in the mid-to-late s when the band was active. Events included weddings, feasts, community celebrations and school sponsored dances. These young men worked hard every day, but loved music enough to practice regularly and perform when requested. The first commercially licensed radio broadcast in the United States went out in By , there were radio stations in the country.
Families began purchasing radios, and there was an eager audience for listening to music. Change was in the air! The 19th Amendment had given women the right to vote, but liberation did not stop there. Songs reflected their behaviors and fashion. Perhaps a love for additional new songs and dancing helped the promotion of bands such as The Lion Tamers. Individual purchase prices for these ledgers were from 25 to 50 cents.
Their covers are very beautiful, now even highly collectible. Over different titles of sheet music, neatly written with black ink, provide a wonderful time capsule of the roaring twenties. However, the couple began a long, married life in Band member Anton Matejowsky was the father of my husband, Lloyd.
If there are any descendants of the band members who still have any of these items, please contact us at czechinn hotmail. It was an old church with narrow windows, a tall steeple and was painted white. We were active members at Holy Cross Lutheran only a few miles away, so only visited St.
So as a kid, I did not think about St. It tells the story of Carl Siegismund Bauer and his descendants. It surprised me to learn that Bethlehem Lutheran was not the first church that Bauer had built. Ten plus years earlier, Bauer had participated in the building of St. My elementary school memories now beckoned me to find out more. Carl Bauer, his wife, Christiana Malzar Bauer, and four of their children, who lived in Saxony, Prussia Germany , boarded the sailing ship Neptune in in search of a less turbulent place to live.
Carl and Christina were in their mid-fifties when they set off on this journey. August, their second oldest, and his wife Emilie Ficke had emigrated in and sent back encouraging word of all that was available in Texas. The hurricane encountered on their journey, the scurvy-like disease that caused deaths on board the Neptune and the trip inland after arriving in Galveston all proved to be exhausting and dangerous.
By they had made it across the mud flats and swamp-like land to a place approximately ten miles northwest of Houston that other families had named Spring Branch Creek.
The Bauers, along with the other German families, including the Rummels, Kolbes, Ahrenbecks, Schroeders and Hillendahls, held a Thanksgiving service for their safe arrival in the wilds of Texas. The oaks and giant pines were perfect for both their home and a church. William Rummel, who married Caroline Bauer, donated the land and cemetery for the building of St.
After the Christmas holidays of , the men of those founding families went into the woods, cut logs and left them to season. These first logs were gone when they returned later to retrieve them. The next cut logs were kept under the watchful eye of the Rummels. The first church building was erected five years after the first service was held. In , Carl Bauer left his Spring Branch property to his son, August, and moved with the rest of his family to Round Top, becoming one of the first settlers of the village.
Carl and his family were deeply religious and faithful in their endeavors to build a place to worship their Maker. The Bauers lost one child as an infant; their son, August, had preceded his family to Texas; one son, Karl, remained in Germany with all his descendants; four children were with them on their journey; and two daughters arrived a few years later.
Like so many other families in the area, they had their joys and losses in the family due to illness and circumstances.
By the mids, Carl, now almost seventy, led his sons, Carl Ehrgott and Carl Traugott, as well as his son-in-law, Conrad Schueddemagen, to complete Bethlehem Lutheran.
His daughter, Wilhelmine Schueddemagen, was a strong asset as treasurer. These two Lutheran churches are miles apart, but are connected by a family searching for a better place. Strong religious ties to their German Lutheran faith gave them the conviction to complete this task. Take a tour of these churches and cemeteries and you will find many of the same names in both St.
We are fortunate to have so many families in Fayette County, such as the Bauers and their descendants, who came to help build churches as evidence of their strong faith in God and family. His father was born in May, , at the same location and was given a fair education.
The education of Charles Bauer was secured in the public schools of his native country, which he was apprenticed to the trade of carpenter, thoroughly mastering every detail of that vocation. Instead of going to Kentucky with the rest of the family, he came to Texas and located at Round Top, where he engaged in work at his trade. He was industrious and thrifty, and after a few years had accumulated money enough to go to Burton, Texas, and, engage in the lumber business, being associated with his brother under the firm style of W.
They bought out the first lumber yard established at that place and conducted it successfully for a period of twelve years, after which Charles Bauer disposed of his interests and went to Pomona, California.
He first engaged in farming in that community, later became the proprietor of a feed mill, and finally opened a laundry, but after seven unprofitable years he decided that his best opportunities lay in Texas, and he happily returned to the Lone Star state. Here, in , Mr. Bauer entered the lumber business, buying out J. He had been a farmer by proxy, his property consisting of acres and being located in the Obediah Hudson League, near Carmine.
He took out his first citizenship papers at La Grange, Texas, and his final papers at Brenham, Texas. Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor was indeed a remarkable and memorable man. Skilled in both politics and religion, Baylor was a double-edged sword who worked for the betterment of society. He served in the War of and afterwards studied law under his uncle who was a judge.
In , Baylor was elected to the Kentucky Legislature and then when he moved to Alabama in the early s, he was elected to the Alabama Legislature. Finally in , he was elected to the US Congress. The Georgia Legislature passed an act in requiring Native Americans living in Alabama to have permits in order to cross the Chattahoochee River and enter into Georgia. In , Baylor commanded and led a battalion of Alabama volunteers against the Creek Indian uprising.
In , during a Baptist revival meeting in Alabama, Baylor was converted and became an ordained Baptist minister. He later moved to Washington County. His political career continued when he was elected judge to the Third Judicial District of the Congress of the Republic of Texas in He was elected to the Supreme Court of the Republic of Texas and at the Texas Convention of , Baylor represented Fayette County as a delegate and served on three committees: A year later, the Texas State Governor J.
His religious fervor was what brought him to preach every chance he had. Baylor had been a Mason since and in the mid- to lates, he served as chaplain of the Grand Lodge of Texas Masons several times.
Baylor died a bachelor in at his home in Gay Hill, Washington County, and was buried on the Baylor University campus, but in his body was reinterred at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor campus. Robert Emmett Bledsoe Baylor was born in Kentucky into a large family. He converted to Christianity and was ordained as a Baptist minister in Fayette County had been created in out of the counties of Colorado and Mina Bastrop. The first census in indicated Fayette had inhabitants.
He also was a delegate from Fayette County to the Convention of where he served on three committees, viz: Traveling through his judicial districts on horseback to enforce the law, Judge Baylor held Court by day and preached in the evenings. Baylor did not divulge he was a licensed minister during the first weeks of living in Texas for fear someone would think he sought favors, until in February when Revered Z.
Morrell visited Baylor in La Grange and encouraged him to follow his calling. Morrell was one of two Baptist missionaries appointed to Texas and was the first to hold services in Fayette County. In the winter of , William Scallorn, an early settler, asked Morrell to hold service in his log cabin home. The official church was organized in February, The church minutes in show that Brother Baylor and Morrell acted as presbytery in the first ordination of a preacher, Richard Ellis, in Texas.
In October , 35 rugged Texas Baptist pioneers gathered in a small building near Rutersville for the first anniversary meeting of the Union Baptist Association represented by nine small churches.
Judge Baylor presented a report that concerned educational needs of the citizens of Texas. Union Association minutes show on August 29, that the introductory sermon was delivered by Elder R. Baylor and William M. Tryon were elected as alternates to preach. Three Baptist churches were listed in Fayette County by the Union minutes: Baylor and Morrell organized a church on Col.
Religious services were held under brush arbors and even in the La Grange Courthouse. By , there were eight Baptist Churches in Fayette County. By , Fayetteville had a congregation of Methodists. For more than 20 years, Baylor traveled on horseback with the laws of Texas in one saddlebag and the Holy Bible in the other, organizing courts and churches by the scores. Judge Baylor died December 30, in Washington County, where he had established his home near the University at Independence.
Wagering on horse races was legal in the state of Texas before World War I and racing was a very popular sport. One of the most widely known racetracks in Texas was the Bermuda Valley racetrack. The remains of the site can still be seen southwest of Schulenburg on the St. A few men who enjoyed horseracing and who were interested in making money started the Bermuda Valley Farm Racetrack. The main promoters of the track were Dr. Clark and his son, Harvey, along with William Cornelson, H.
Graf and several other Schulenburg men. The organization was chartered by the state of Texas as the Schulenburg Livestock and Fair Association. The construction of the track was most unique. Clark laid out the track. His associates gently suggested to this headstrong man that perhaps he should hire a surveyor to lay out an oval track that would be half a mile in distance.
The doctor said "Oh I don't need a surveyor! Men followed him laying out stakes as he went. As it turned out the track was five-eighths of a mile and egg-shaped. The shape and size were not exactly correct but he had come very close. The races at Bermuda were held semi-annually and were the social event of the year.
The races were the main draw but there were also agricultural exhibits, carnival activities, home demonstration competitions and games.
The grandstands held up to fifteen hundred people and there was room for more visitors to stand. Average attendance was around three thousand. Folks came from as far away as San Antonio and Houston for the race days. They arrived by train and were taken to the track by horse drawn hacks.
The horse races themselves were for thoroughbreds. Any breeder of thoroughbreds could race at Bermuda Valley. The Farm was also known for breeding horses. One of the most famous horses bred there was named Orb. He set a world record in a horse race in Mexico. Many people were employed at the track as jockeys, horse trainers and stable boys.
When the last race was held at the track in unknown. As far as can be determined it was probably sometime around or A historical marker was dedicated at the site in Just a short time ago, women of any age had absolutely no rights, none. They could not been seen alone in public, drive, work except to be a mother and housekeeper , or, least of all, voice their own opinion. Only a short time ago, women became individual voices thanks to people such as Annie Webb Blanton, a native of Fayette County.
Annie, born on August 19, , was a graduate of La Grange High School in , taught in a rural school in Fayette County, and understood the need for women to proclaim a voice in America, thus becoming a acknowledged part of history.
One of seven children of Thomas Lindsay and Eugenia Webb Blanton, Annie moved to Austin upon the death of her father in and taught elementary and secondary schools, supporting herself by teaching while attending the University of Texas, where she graduated in As a strong believer in equal rights for women, and already having written several grammar books, Annie Webb Blanton was the first woman to hold the position of president of the Texas State Teachers Association in Her election as State Superintendent in , where Texas women exercised their voting rights for the first time thanks to Governor William P.
Hobby, was won via a bitter campaign including Annie being accused of atheism. She was a Methodist and retaliated by charging the incumbent Walter Doughty with close association to the former impeached governor James Ferguson and the breweries.
Annie Webb Blanton's early career included establishing a system of free textbooks for students, revising teacher certification laws, raising teachers salaries, and efforts to improve rural education.
In , upon her reelection, voters passed the Better Schools Amendment, Annie's proposal, which was a means of removing constitutional limitations on tax rates for local schools districts. She returned to the University of Texas in , where she received her master's degree, taught at UT, and then took a leave of absence to earn her PH. Upon her return to UT in , she remained a professor of education there for the remainder of her life. During this time, Annie published several books, founded the Delta Kappa Gamma Society an honorary society for women teachers , was very active in national educational groups, and remained concerned for the needs of rural schools.
She died in Austin October 2, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Several public schools carry her name as well as a women's dormitory at the University of Texas in Austin. Blanton, a native of Virginia, came to Houston with his mother at the age of twelve. Hill and daughter of General William G. Webb, names well known in Texas history. She received her early schooling in a private school in Houston.
Her secondary training began in the Houston High School and ended in the high school of La Grange, where the family made their home after the death of her mother. After teaching one session in a rura1 school in Fayette County, she moved with the other members of her family to Austin. After she moved to Austin, where she taught in both elementary and secondary schools, she supported herself by teaching while studying at the University of Texas, where she graduated in While in Denton she authored several grammar textbooks, joined women's organizations, and rose to head the Texas State Teachers' Association.
After a hard campaign, she defeated her opponent in the Democratic primary and subsequently sailed to victory in the general election. Annie Webb Blanton thus became the first woman to be elected to statewide office in Texas. She had been teaching in one way or another since Blanton was passionate about women's rights as well as education. Blanton felt that one of the most important ways to ensure the children of Texas had a good education was to provide them with good teachers.
She felt that teachers' salaries were too low to ensure the best quality. In Annie founded Delta Kappa Gamma, an honor society for women teachers. Blanton, who never married, was a Methodist. She died in Austin on October 2, , and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery. Public schools are named for her in Austin, Dallas, and Odessa, and a women's dormitory at the University of Texas at Austin bears her name.
I was a baby when I walked into the Livestock Barn in Giddings. Lillian Tobias saw me and immediately wanted to take me home with her. It was the luckiest day of my life! Ed helped me to get into the trailer for the trip to Ellinger while Lillian made sure I was okay. The trailer ride was bumpy. Lillian looked back at me in the trailer to be sure that I was taking the ride with grins. When Ed helped me walk off the trailer in Ellinger, the dogs met us looking at me as if I would harm them.
The peacocks were feeling fear, but after saying hello, they flew into the trees as if they thought I would step on them. A few weeks later, the dogs and peacocks became my friends, and they walked in the pastures with me every day. We were Buddies - even in the rain, hot or cold weather. We drank a lot of water.
I tried not to be troublesome. My most endearing trait was my personality. I was tamed, docile, gentle and loved children. Like a mother, Lillian wanted to be sure I was healthy, so she called the vet over to check me out.
The vet assured her that I was fit as a fiddle. I had no common cattle disease. He also informed her that I had an innate resistance to some parasites and bacteria that were common to some cattle. This I was to be thankful to my parents for. Every day when I came in from the pasture, Lillian fed me wonderful grains of food. She would hug my neck, scratch and stroke my body, talk to me, and check my skin to be sure everything was okay.
We developed a strong emotional bond for each other. Lillian finally let Ed, who was Deputy Ed Tobias, ride me. He rode me in the Ellinger parades. Once I was photographed alongside Sheriff Jim Flournoy riding on his horse. We led the Ellinger Tomato Festival parades. To find out more on my history, a trip to the archives at the La Grange Library revealed the following:. Unlike most breeds of cattle, no one set out to develop Texas Longhorn cattle as a breed.
Instead, they evolved in North America as descendants of the Corriente cattle brought into the Americas by the Spanish in the late s and early s the first ones were brought into Hispaniola in When Texas Longhorns became more popular, breeders went into Mexico to bring back wild descendants of the original Spanish cattle to help correct the inbreeding problems that were evident with the evolved Texas breed.
The original Corriente cattle were smaller than their longhorn descendants and had shorter up-curved horns compared to the very long widespread horns of the contemporary longhorns. I seem to be a genetic throw-back to my Corriente ancestors with my up-curved horns that turn backwards. However, I have the body size of the longhorn — a result of later cross-breeding.
That makes me unique and special — one of a kind. Longhorns were considered mature at 10 years and were hearty and self-reliant, and their meat was known to be lean like venison. These traits were passed down from their Corriente ancestors. They had few predators. As the buffalo numbers declined, prairie grasses from Mexico to Canada helped fuel an explosion in longhorn population.
Most longhorns had no brand and little value. A scrawny longhorn might bring a dollar or two in Texas. The era of long cattle drives was about to get under way.
Lead steers showed signs of natural leadership and were bossy and wanted to go first - like some drivers encountered today on modern highways. According to one historian, one famous Old Blue was the proudest animal that ever switched his tail at flies. Because of his gentleness and intelligence, he was spoiled by the cowboys.
While other longhorns grazed on grass, he stayed in camp and ate scraps of meat, cornbread, corn, biscuits and dried apples. The next day, he took his place at the point and held it. He helped corral wild cattle, cross turbulent rivers and calmed stampedes. Upon my death, Lillian and Ed had my head with trophy-size horns mounted on a plaque by a taxidermist. Some people have erroneously referred to me as Bevo, the University of Texas mascot.
There have been multiple mascots named Bevo, but just one of me. A person whose father graduated from Ellinger High School came all the way from California asking about me.
I had a good life. I am proud of my heritage and my wonderful life with Ed and Lillian in Ellinger. For everything there is a season, but with time, everything changes. The senior citizens of Fayette County and its environs fondly remember the music of the big band era that had its beginnings in the mids. Soon, the big band sound became the most popular style of music in the United States with hundreds of big city and small town bands emulating the recorded sounds that they heard on their radios and Victrolas.
Those were the days of recognizable lyrics and melodies that enticed couples to dance together with fluidic movements around the dance floors of their favorite venues.
Their attire ranged from their Sunday best to more formal clothing for holiday dances. Unlike the present, casual clothing was never worn to dances, weddings, funerals or church services. The combination of beautiful people and beautiful music set the mood for elegant evenings when friends could come together to enjoy socializing and dancing with one another.
People who started attending their dances when they were young continued to be loyal followers for decades. The orchestra was so popular that it was not uncommon for them to have 10 to 15 bookings per month, especially during the prom and holiday seasons and popular wedding months.
They played for almost every prom in Fayette County and the surrounding counties. Generally, they averaged about 85 to bookings per year in the early s. One year, they had 21 dance bookings in the month of December, and during another year, they had a total of bookings.
In , the late Lawrence Eckels of La Grange decided to give up the band that he had organized quite some time before. Another brother, John, had been playing with the Eckels Band for a number of years before the changeover. In , their youngest brother, Leslie, more commonly known as Les, joined the group. By , Les had become the leader of the orchestra. The talented musicians in the orchestra, who seemed to genuinely enjoy playing together, loved the old tunes and big band sounds made popular by a number of big band leaders, including Benny Goodman, Harry James, Glenn Miller, the Dorsey Brothers and Guy Lombardo, as well as other similar artists.
They kept their particular musical style alive for over 50 years. Other instruments, like clarinets, baritone horns and vibes were occasionally added for certain arrangements. Usually the bands that recorded or performed in big cities, on tours, or in the movies had from 12 to 25 musicians.
However, in smaller towns, the availability of that many qualified musicians was limited, plus the various venues could not afford to pay for that many musicians without increasing the price of admission. That in turn would have resulted in fewer attendees, so the local bands had to rely on fewer musicians who could play multiple instruments and still provide the big band sound. For a number of years, V.
Hrbacek, the owner of Cottonwood Inn Restaurant and Motel, leased the Fair Pavilion and hired the orchestra to play on the first Saturday of every month. Built in , the hall is now an iconic relic that still serves the community for a variety of purposes.
Tables and chairs were placed around the perimeter of the dance floor, and lighting was subdued for a romantic ambiance. A slightly raised platform on three sides of the hall offered space for additional seating. The only cooling features during warm weather were large fans in a rectangular cupola in the roof of the hall, welcome breezes that came in through unscreened windows that opened with cantilevered shutters, and fluttering hand fans. Nevertheless, lovers of good music were not dissuaded by the lack of creature comforts.
He always wore a white uniform and cap and provided his services with a smile and impeccable manners. The band members, however, never drank alcohol or smoked while playing, so that they could maintain a respectable reputation. In the early s, the orchestra played at the American Legion Hall in La Grange for Christmas dances for four or five years. Some of the musical selections were: The orchestra had a loyal following who preferred it that way!
Why change a good thing? In the early s, the Blume brothers decided to retire, so there was a period of dormancy when their style of music was not being heard in the area. Mike Gest, a musician and vocalist with the Gus Lindemann Orchestra, acquired the orchestra and became its leader in The name was changed to the Moonglow Orchestra, and it continues to be one of the more successful and popular dance bands in southeast Texas, especially in the Houston area.
The orchestra features a variety of music that ranges from ballroom, big band, jazz, pop rock, country and a selection of Latin tunes and rhythms. Nostalgic recollections seem to be a favorite pastime with age, when fond memories resurface from the depths of our gray matter, stay with us for a while and then fade away again. The area was first settled by Colonel John W. Dancy and Edward Manton, who came to Fayette County in the s. They both had large land holdings in the area and were instrumental in trying to establish the town of Colorado City on the west side of the Colorado River at the La Bahia Crossing.
This venture failed after John Moore successfully advertised for settlers to move to the new town of La Grange that he founded across the river, and flood waters inundated the proposed town site, which never progressed past the planning stage.
German settlers came to the Bridge Valley area in the s, farming the fertile land. At one time, the community had a mercantile store, a post office, blacksmith shop and a saloon, all owned by Anton Legler, the first postmaster, who later moved to Plum, Texas, where he established a gin, mercantile store and lumber business.
A native of Bohemia, Legler first became a farmer in the Bluff area, worked at the Kreische Brewery, and eventually became a successful businessman.
There was a one-room school in Bridge Valley that operated from circa until Joseph Bordovsky was a man of many trades, ultimately becoming very prosperous. In addition to being a watchmaker, he was a carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, gunsmith, craftsman, and trustee for the school. Franz and Johanna Rainosek of Frenstat, Moravia were also early settlers.
A few old homes belonging to the early settlers are still standing in the community that is now predominantly comprised of small farms and newer homes built on acreage carved out of the larger, older farms. All that is left of the Bridge Valley Settlement, as it was known, are the memories of a few older persons who had ties to the community that eventually disappeared off the map. For a community of its size, Cistern seems to have produced more than its fair share of distinguished people, and perhaps none more so than William Oscar Brown.
Oscar, as he was most commonly known, was born in Cistern in to Robert Brown, a tenant farmer, and Josephine Darling Brown. In a community composed of nearly one third African Americans mostly sharecroppers , a smaller number of Mexican Americans, and a white population falling into two distinct economic classes of a few well-to-do land owners and their renters, Mrs.
Brown once insisted that a school prize be given to a Mexican boy with the best marks, even though the teachers and the other parents were ready to pass him over. He very likely received his early education in Cistern, and graduated from Flatonia High School in While there, he was chosen out of sixteen candidates to represent SMU in debates with major universities throughout the south.
He was also listed among four nominees for an appointment to Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. He found his true destiny in sociology rather than religion, where he devoted himself to changing the iniquitous system of caste and class by rational means.
Oscar left Texas to pursue a doctoral degree at the University of Chicago where he became increasingly absorbed in the concerns of urbanization and race relations; his thesis was entitled Race Prejudice, A Social Study. In he took a leave of absence from the University of Cincinnati and paid his own way to Africa on a research trip.
Based on his first-hand observations there, his career took on new dimensions as he began publishing his findings regarding race relations in South Africa and in the United States. Following close upon these experiences, Oscar found himself much in demand, taking positions at prestigious universities such as Howard and Cornell, at the same time forming close and lasting associations with members of their distinguished faculties.
In he entered federal government service as Chief of various African branches for both the State Department and the Office of Intelligence and Research. In , Oscar returned to the private sector and joined the Boston University faculty as Professor of Sociology where he founded the African Studies Center, which became a model for African studies programs at other universities.
Indeed, he served as a consultant on Africa to the Encyclopedia Americana.
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