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201 Mae Tharp
Tharp, Mae
Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:10 pm
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Mae Sibley Tharp was born in Many, Louisiana on March 30, 1922. One of nine surviving children born to Ernest and Jeannette Sibley, Mae grew up on the family farm and attended school in nearby Natchitoches, La. It was here that her lifelong interest in botany began, becoming a passion and an avid hobby over the course of her life. Upon graduation from high school, Mae studied hairdressing in New York City. She met and married Harold Beddell in 1942 and gave birth to beloved son, Ronald Emery, in 1943. Mae worked as a hairdresser for Levy Brothers department stores in Houston, Texas after the marriage with Beddell dissolved. She went on to open her own hair salon in the Spring Branch area and was a successful businesswoman.
Sometime in 1946, Mae was introduced to a young, up and coming architect named Benjamin Carroll Tharp, Jr., and according to all accounts, it was simply "love at first sight." Fifty-five wonderful years of fulfilling love ensued: Mae married Benjamin on August 14, 1948 in a small ceremony at Houstonīs Rice Hotel. Mae, B.C., and Ronnie started life as a family by purchasing a home on Houstonīs developing west side. A daughter, Carolyn, was born in 1951. Meanwhile, B.C. went into business with Gunter Koetter and formed the team of Koetter and Tharp Architects, which later evolved into Koetter, Tharp and Cowell (KTC) Architects. The latter designed several of the areaīs landmark buildings. Mae was part and parcel of B.C.īs success: she was always there to inspire and encourage him.
Mae served as president of the Houseman Elementary PTA and was active in the Houston Council of Texas Garden Clubs for the next 25 years. In the 1970īs Mae served two terms as president of the Houston Council and convinced administrators of the Houston Garden Center of the need for a garden devoted to persons with limited and no vision. She spearheaded the Garden for the Blind project, selecting and placing aromatic plants and overseeing its implementation.
With B.C. becoming more interested in architectural restoration, the couple retired in 1984 to a tract of land located outside the Conroe, Texas area. Here the Tharps completed the restoration of three cabins dating back to the 1830īs, a historic tobacco plantation house, a hunting lodge used by Sam Houston, and a blacksmith shop, collectively known as "Fernland." The task of performing extensive research on each structure fell to Mae. The couple raised eyebrows by making their primary residence a "tree house" that sat 15 feet high on the banks of Mound Creek. They were active members of the Montgomery Historical Society and the First Baptist Church of Conroe. Volunteering at Mercer Arboretum was a pastime greatly enjoyed by Mae. Then she lost her beloved B.C. suddenly in 2003. For a time, assisted by her daughter-in-law, Joan Elise Sechler Tharp and grandson, Ronald, Jr., Mae continued to reside at and oversee the running of "Fernland," until her relocation to North Richland Hills to be nearer her daughter, Carolyn, and son-in-law, Stephen Love, and granddaughter, Holley Love. Mae joined B.C. in death on June 20, 2011.
Mae is survived by her sisters Jane Campbell and Lou Averett, beloved son, Ronald Emery Tharp and daughter Carolyn Love, grandson Ronnie Tharp, Junior, granddaughter Holley Love, and great grandchildren, David Tharp, Adeline Elyse-Marie Tharp, and Elijah Wesley Tharp. Mae made a lasting impression on everyone she met; she loved people to a supreme degree. A memorial service honoring her will be held on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church of Conroe in the Fellowship Hall.
SIBLEY Mae (I8784)
202 Malinda works for a Doctor's Office in Dallas. HOLLOWAY Malinda Joe (I1324)
203 Marie Stallings Crowell

Saturday, August 18, 2012
Shelbyville Times-Gazette
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Stallings Crowell, age 86, of the Noah Community of Coffee County will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 20 at the Manchester Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ken Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., Sunday at Manchester Funeral Home. Mrs. Crowell passed away Friday, Aug. 17 at the Medical Center of Manchester.

Mrs. Crowell was born in Coffee County, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Eddie Lee Stallings and Ruby Norvill Stallings. She attended the former Middle Tennessee College (MTSU), was an elementary school teacher and was retired from the financial department at AEDC. Mrs. Crowell was a member of the Beech Grove Church of Christ. She loved to travel, especially in the Western United States, was a NASCAR fan and enjoyed LSU football. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Samuel F. Crowell who died in 2001.

Mrs. Crowell is survived by: One sister - Mrs. Thelma S. Eidson of Shelbyville; Nephew - James Lynn (Susan) Stallings of Murfreesboro; Great Niece - Kayley Stallings of Murfreesboro; Cousins - Dan and Vivian Farrar of Murfreesboro; Dear Friends - Dorris and Velma Davis of the Noah Community.

Manchester Funeral Home is honored to serve the Crowell family. 
STALLINGS Jackie Marie (I4857)
204 Marriage Book, No. 3, page 24. Filed August 11, 1866. Mr Milton J Cunningham wed May 17, 1866 to Miss Thalia A Tharp. Marriage performed by M L Scarbrough, Justice of the Peace and Clerk of the Court. Witnesses: Charles A Bullard (uncle of the bride), John P Tobin, H B Cunningham. Family F1750
205 Married at the home of Andrew Frederick Kersh, the bride's father, in Rankin County, Mississippi. Family F1306
206 Married at the home of the bride's parents. Family F0106
207 Married in Urban Park Assembly of God Church in Pleasant Grove by Reverend Brasher Family F0245
208 Married in Urban Park Assembly of God Church in Pleasant Grove by Reverend Brasher Family F0246
209 Mary Frye is either the sister or daughter of William Frye of James City County, Virginia FRYE Mary (I2559)
210 Mary Lewis is the widow William Lewis LEWIS Mary (I2290)
211 Mary Parker is the sister of Laura Parker, wife of Paul David. PARKER Mary Gaye (I0658)
212 Memorial Park Cemetery, Lot #85,Sec #2 REAM John Patrick (I3321)
213 Merchant BINGHAM Aranthon Edward (I0709)
214 Methodist Minister SHROCK Reverend John Wesley (I4899)

Hon. Milton J. Cunningham, attorney at law. In giving a history of Natchitoches Parish, La., the name of Mr. Cunningham deserves honorable mention, for he has always been industrious and public spirited, and has ever aided enterprises which tend to the interests of his section. Although just in the prime of life, he has made his way to the front ranks among the energetic attorneys of this parish, and, owing to the attention he has always paid to each minor detail of his work, and to his able management of all cases which have come under his care, he has won a wide reputation as an able,talented lawyer.

He was born in what is now De Soto Parish, La., March 10, 1842, to J. H. and Ann (Buie) Cunningham, who were born in South Carolina and Mississippi in 1810 and 1812 and died in Natchitoches Parish, La., and Homer, La., in 1886 and 1850, respectively. The father was a lawyer and physician, and for a period of twenty six years he was a member of the Natchitoches bar, being exceptionally able and talented.

Hon. Milton J. Cunningham is one of twelve children born to his father's first marriage, of which family five are now living. He was educated in the schools of Homer, and in 1858 began teaching the young idea, a calling he continued to follow until 1860, when he entered the law office belonging to his father, where he remained a student of law until 1861. The opening of the Rebellion caused him to case aside his books to enter the Confederate service, becoming a faithful soldier until the close of the war, in the Second Louisiana Infantry. He resumed the study of law after his return home, and attended a course of lectures, being admitted to the bar in January, 1866, after which he
began practicing in Natchitoches, and here and in the city of New Orleans he has followed his calling ever since, being one of the leading lawyers of the State. He is a stanch Democrat in politics, and in 1872 was elected attorney, but was counted out by the Republicans. In 1875 he was appointed district attorney of the Seventeenth Judicial District, and served about ten months, making an efficient official. In 1878 he was elected a member of the
Louisiana General Assembly, and the following year a member of the constitutional convention. In 1879 he was elected to the State Senate for a term of four years, and while a member of that body made a faithful and able legislator. In 1884 he was elected attorney general, and served with
distinction for four years. Since 1888 he has devoted his time and attention to his practice, and besides his office here, also had one in New Orleans. He has occupied the front rank in his profession for almost a quarter of a
century, and by his long practice and study his position is so well established that it is conceded by competent judges that he ranks among the highest civilians. His success at the bar has been attained rather by the force of native talent and culture than by tact. Close and attentive to
business, abstemious in all his habits, laborious in research, he has never permitted the interests of his clients to suffer, and as he always thoroughly
prepares his cases, he is rarely taken by sunrise. Clients rely implicitly on his work, as well they may, and he fully deserves the reputation he has obtained among the attorneys of the South.

He was married in 1866 to Miss Thalia Tharp, who died in 1872, leaving three children; Milton J., Jr., John H. and William T. In 1874 he was married to Miss Anna Peyton, of New Orleans, who died in 1878, having borne two children;
Ida G. and Milton C. Mr. Cunningham's third marriage took place in 1880, his wife being Miss Cecile Hertzog, of Natchitoches, who died in 1886, a family of four children having been born to her union with Mr. Cunningham; Sidney, Ivy, Charlotte and Laura.
CUNNINGHAM Milton Joseph, Sr (I4762)
216 Most of the Lola Young McDonald descendants still make their homes in Smith County. YOUNG Lola Betty (I0981)
217 Mr Carmichael has earned the affectionate cognomen of "Mr. Low Speed Aerodynamics," having made low Reynolds Number fluid flows the object of his life's work. An aviation enthusiast since 1928, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Michigan in 1944, studying under Prof. Edgar Lesher. He worked for Chance Vought and Goodyear Aircraft as an Applied Aerodynamic Engineer. Later he joined the late Dr. August Raspet's team at Mississippi State College conducting flight research on boundary layer control, continuing that work under Dr. Werner Pfenninger at Northrop. Before retiring from North American Rockwell, he worked on low drag underwater vehicles with Dr. Max Kramer.

His 43-year career has been split between analytical and experimental work in both hydro- and aerodynamics. It included test programs in low-turbulence wind tunnels, in flight, in water tunnels, water basins, deep lakes and the ocean. The emphasis throughout was on laminar flow, both natural and suction-stabilized, and on the aerodynamics of the critical Reynolds Number regime.

Bruce Carmichael has lectured at Cal Tech, USC and MIT. He has been featured speaker at National Soaring Conventions, Experimental Aircraft Association conventions and Sailplane Homebuilders Association workshops. His work has been published in the IAS Journal, various NASA Contractor Reports, Northrop and Rockwell reports, Soaring, Technical Soaring, O.S.T.I.V publications, Sailplane Builder, National Free Flight Symposium journals, Sport Aviation, Kitplanes, Contact magazine and the French magazine Experimental. He describes himself as a "ham-handed model airplane builder and sailplane pilot."

CARMICHAEL Bruce H (I10274)
218 Mrs Sarah Ann Trigg Gibson, 77, died at noon Tuesday (Sep 5, 1939) at her home in Salmon.

Funeral services will be be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Guiceland Cemetery with the Rev. Murdock of Salmon and Rev. Charles Sampson of Frankston officiating.

Survivors are four sons, Dan of Salmon, Willie of Camden, Lee of Salmon, Charlie of Elkhart; two daughters, Mrs. Oscar Garrison of Salmon, and Mrs. Ernest L. Denman of Jacksonville.

(Palestine Herald-Press Sep 23, 1939) 
MCKINNEY Sarah Ann (I1766)
219 Mrs. Naoma M. English, 71, of Crockett, passed away Saturday, Sept. 15, in
the Houston County Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Waller Funeral Home
Chapel, with Rev. E. P. Ramsey and Rev. Frank Oswald officiating. Interment
followed in the Ivie Cemetery.

Survivors include the husband, Clell English of Crockett; a son, Harry
English of Lufkin; two granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Florence English
of Crockett and Mrs. Pearl Norsworthy of Orange. 
HAGER Naoma Mae (I3998)
220 Name: Carl T Powell
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Texas
State: Texas
County or City: Dallas

Enlistment Date: 25 Nov 1940
Enlistment State: Texas
Enlistment City: Dallas
Branch: Infantry
Branch Code: Infantry
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Component: National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men)
Source: National Guard

Education: Grammar school
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 70
Weight: 150  
POWELL Carl Tharp (I6322)
221 Name: Mr. D. W. "Doodle" Work
Died: July 10, 2006, in Tyler, Texas
Funeral services for Mr. D. W. "Doodle" Work, age 88, of Lindale are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Thursday, July 13, 2006 in the Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Gilmore officiating. Interment will follow in the Lindale City Cemetery with services under the direction of Caudle-Rutledge Funeral Directors in Lindale.

Mr. Work died Monday, July 10, 2006 in a Tyler hospice center.

He was born January 20, 1918 to the late David Wayne and Ira Frankie McFadden Work in Maydelle, Texas.

A resident of Lindale since childhood, Mr. Work was a United States Army veteran of World War II and retired from the Texas Highway Department as foreman.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Irene Work; son, David Wayne Work; and grandson, Michael Shane Bradshaw. Survivors include his two daughters, Linda Marie Weatherly of Plano and Nancy Ruth Bradshaw of Chandler; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three great, great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brandon Work, Jimmy Bradshaw, Cecil Bradshaw, Scott Smith, Dewey Longino and Jimmy "Red" Williams.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. at the funeral home in Lindale.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the East Foothills Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 835, Lindale, TX 75771 or to the charity of your choice.

WORK David Wayne (I10423)
222 Nathaniel Green is the twin of Reuben Thomas SHINN Nathaniel Green (I1335)
223 New London Explosion

On March 18, 1937, the sun rose over the East Texas horizon to reveal a beautiful spring day. The skies were blue, and the warm temperatures whispered that the heat of summer was not far away. It was Thursday, a day much like any other in the unincorporated districts of London and New London, located in the Northwest corner of Rusk County, Texas.
Unlike many other parts of the United States, oil money flowed through the region, sparing it many of the problems that the Great Depression had visited on most other parts of the world. Some of his prosperity was reflected in the region's school systems. The campus of the consolidated London and New London district covered several acres and boasted seven oil wells and a number of detached buildings of brick and frame construction. Overshadowing the grammar school, gymnasium, band room, domestic science building, and several other structures was the junior-senior high school.
The junior-senior high school was the centerpiece of the campus. Built in 1931 with additions in 1934, the steel-framed structure was designed in the California-Spanish style, with hollow tile and brick trimmed in stone. It was set on sloping ground so that, even though it appeared from the front to be a one-story structure, anyone approaching from the rear would see two stories, since the basement was at ground level on this side.
By the middle of the afternoon that March day, the grammar school classes had been dismissed. Most of the younger children had headed home, although some had to wait for their parents, who were attending a Parent Teachers Association meeting in the gymnasium. Two hundred yards away, the students in the junior-senior high school were about to cast their ballots in the school elections. It was just after 3:00 p.m., and the school day was practically over.
In the high school's basement woodshop, a student named John Dow watched his shop teacher walk over to a wall socked approximately 2 feet from a partically open door to the building's concealed space and unplug an electric sanding machine. Suddenly, there was a flash of brilliant light and heat, and a thunderous explosion blew the floors and roof of the building skyward.
At 3:08 p.m., only 7 minutes before classes were to be dismissed, the students and teachers of the New London Independent School's Junior-Senior High School became the victims of one of the worst school disasters in history.
The blast, which produced a low, rumbling noise, occurred with horrific suddenness and ferocity. Every witness agreed that there was just one explosion, the terrific force of which smashed to atoms the floor of the main structure, an 8-inch concrete slab, and sent it through the roof by way of the occupied classrooms. Moments later, debris from the floor, roof, and walls came tumbling down on any would-be survivors.
As workers in the nearby oil fields watched in stunned disbelief, the parents and staff attending the PTA meeting rushed out of the gym to see debris falling on a mound of rubble that had, just moments before, been the junior-senior high school.
"I saw the building go up like smoke or dust," said F.B. Doles, an onlooker. "It was just one great big puff."
"I was in the home economy building about 60 yards from the school when I heard a terrible roar," 18-year old Martha Harris later stated. "The earth shook, and brick and glass came showering down. I looked out a window and saw my friends dying like flies."
Just outside the building, the students in the day's last physical education class ran for cover. Though injured by falling debris, all of these bewildered youngsters survived. Their instructor was not so fortunate, however. Mr. A.W. Waldrop had just reentered the building for a moment, only to be caught in the full fury of the blast.
Very little of the structure remained standing after the explosion. In the most remote parts of the building's three wings, portions of walls and roof remained intact, sheltering a few small pockets of survivors. But for most, death was immediate. Many of the victims were crushed under tons of debris. Those near what would later be considered the origin of the blast were dismembered.
Even onlookers in the vicinity at the time of the blast were in danger from falling debris. One automobile 200 feet away from the school was crushed like an eggshell under a 2-ton slab of concrete hurled from the building. Altogether, falling stones wrecked 50 cars. Some of the flying wreckage included children, thrown through the air like broken rag dolls.
As soon as the violent energy of the blast had been fully expended and the debris had settled, bystanders began to attempt whatever rescue was possible. The scene soon became on of subdued chaos. Desperate parents swarmed to the scene, shocked and hysterical, and stood around the rubble, making their misery and grief known to those searching through the debris.
About 1,500 oil workers rushed without hesitation to the blast site, and worked relentlessly for hours, looking for bodies. Many were afraid that they would find their own children, who had been inside the high school when it went up and were now missing. In the oil fields, these men were appropriately named "roughnecks," but during the relief work, they were given the title of "angels".
Fire apparatus from the local rural districts and the nearby oil companies also responded immediately, but fire fighters were relegated to searching for survivors and dealing with human carnage. No fire followed the explosion, presumably because the amount of combustible material in the school was small. The main structure had been built of concrete, steel, and tile, and the windows were metal factory sash. Apart from the furniture and the interior wood trim at the doors, everything was practically non-combustible up to the wooden roof deck.
From Warm Springs, Georgia, President Franklin D. Roosevelt dispatched a telegram promising that "the Red Cross will do everything possible. You have my authority to call on every agent of the government to aid." The medical director for the American Red Cross was immediately dispatched to Texas, and Red Cross workers soon began arriving to help the injured and comfort the bereaved.
Doctors and nurses from as far away as Fort Worth, Little Rock, Houston, Shreveport, and Dallas also arrived, ready to apply their much-needed skills. In the nearby community of Tyler, plans were being finalized for the dedication ceremony of a brand-new hospital, scheduled to open the following week. After receiving a phone call reporting the explosion, the staff went into action a week early. More than 100 children many of who had suffered serious head injuries, were brought to the new medical facility, although it had only 60 beds.
As word of the disaster spread, thousands of automobiles blocked the highways into the community. The state police and American Legionnaires had initially rushed to the scene and taken charge, but crowds estimated at more than 5,000 soon threatened to overwhelm them. The curious and would-be rescuers were elbow to elbow with parents of children still missing.
Though the onlookers were united by hope and the best of intentions, they were making it impossible for rescue vehicles to get to the scene. To remedy the situation, Governor James V. Allred ordered the Texas National Guard to the scene to keep the roads to the site open.
Among those who converged on tiny New London was a cub reporter, fresh from his university schooling, who had just been assigned to the Dallas bureau of United Press International (UPI). The young man's name was Walter Cronkite.
Cronkite was one of the first reporters to reach the scene, having been dispatched as soon as he received confirmation of an advisory from the Houston bureau that a major story was breaking in New London. He got his first inkling of how bad the incident was when he saw a large number of cars lined up outside the funeral home in Tyler.
To make sure that he could get to the site, Cronkite hitched a ride on a fire department searchlight truck that had just arrived form Beaumont, Texas. When he finally reached the scene, it was dark and raining. Floodlights were being set up, casting long shadows from the big oil field cranes that had been brought in to help remove the rubble. Workers were climbing up and down the piles of debris like ants, instinctively going about their grim task.
From the perspective of a news reporter, this was a tragedy of epic proportions. The UPI team that eventually joined Cronkite set up a news bureau in the Western Union office in nearby Overton, and, for 4 days, Cronkite used his car for what little sleep he could catch. He called CBS Radio in New York City form a pay phone to describe the events, and they put him directly on the air each time he called.
Thus began his career, one that would eventually include his Emmy Award-winning role an anchorman for the CBS Evening News. Decades later, as his life in the public eye was winding down, Cronkite said, "I did nothing in my studies nor in my life to prepare me for a story of the magnitude of that New London tragedy, nor has any story since that awful day equaled it."

MAYHEW Evelyn Jo (I7640)
224 No children LOWE Joseph Anderson, Jr (I1557)
225 No children LOWE Margaret Glyde (I1559)
226 No children LOWE William Aubrey (I1560)
227 Nora Etta died in a car wreck in Louisiana. SALMON Nora Etta (I0437)
228 Obituary appears in the Shreveport Times, April 11,1872 and reads as follows:

Catherine A Tharp consort of James Hoss, age 26, 9 months, 28 days resided on McNeil Street, between Texas and Milam.

Another obiturary reads: Mrs. Catherine A Tharp, wife of James Hoss, age 27 died Tuesday, 10 April 1872. 
THARP Catherine Allen (I4751)
229 Occupation: 1830 Deacon of Sweetwater Primitive Baptist Church, Butler Co., AL. 4
Stephen Caudle (Cordle, Caudill) first wife's name is unknown, however information from the NC Marriage Bonds list a Stephen Caudill married Jane Dehart on April 3, 1784. She had died prior to 1814, when Stephen and second wife, Mary had their child Sarah.

Stephen Caudle lived in Lancaster Dist., SC before 1825. Between the years 1825 and 1830, Stephen with his second wife, Mary, joined the westward migration across GA into AL. They lived for a brief period in Troop Co., GA before settling in Butler Co., AL, where Stephen died in December 1843.

While living in Butler Co. Stephen and Mary were members of Sweetwater Primitive Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Minutes of Sweetwater Bapt. (availabe at Samford Library, Birmingham, AL) state, "Sabbath 14 March 1830 the church went into conference and opened a door for the reception of members and recieved our Brother Stephen Caudle and our sister Mary Caudle his wife by letter who was recommended to us by his letter to be ordained deacon and was recieved as such." The Sweetwater minutes contain many references to Stephen serving on committees to resolve problems within the church family. It is unclear if all these references are to Stephen Sr or Stephen Jr.

A John Caudle, who transcribed the Sweetwater minutes, also transcribed copies of deeds in which are stated that Stephen purchased land in Lancaster Co., SC and also mentions that he was a blacksmith. In a letter from John Caudle he mentions that there was a DEASON house across Lynche's River from where he believes Stephen's property was located. Stephen is mentioned as having been granted 30 acres on plat of Samuel Hilton land, Lancaster Co., SC, deed dated August 29, 1828.

Left SC traveling thru GA and finally to Butler Co, AL.

enumerated 1800 US census Lancaster Co, SC pg 188 next door to Sampson Caudle 1 wm<10, 2 wm 16-26, 1 wm 26-45, 2 wf <10, 1 wf 10-16, 1 wf 16-26, 1 wf 26-45 
CAUDLE Stephen, Sr (I1835)
230 Oct. 8, 1915
In the death of Col. A. B. Cunningham, Baltimore loses one of its most picturesque figures and most charming men.

For more than 30 years, he had been an active force in the affairs of the city and state and his death will cause sorrow among a host of friends who loved him.

Handsome and imposing in personal appearance, Colonel Cunningham had also the courtly and polished manners of the Old South, of which he was a product. In heart and feelings, he was perennially young and his humor,
his geniality and his generosity never failed.

He was especially beloved among the newspaper fraternity of the state, of which he was so long a member. He loved "the game" and the men in it, even after he quit it to become a judge of the Appeal Tax Court.

A Confederate soldier at the age of 15, Colonel Cunningham rose to the rank of major before the end of the war, then studied law and moved to Texas; and he was soon in newspaper work in the St. Louis and later in London, Washington and finally in Baltimore, where he was so long the managing editor of the Herald.

He was a man and a gentleman, and he will be missed by many.
--Baltimore Star
CUNNINGHAM Albert Baxter (I6117)
231 October 26, 2010

Judy N. Tharp
Anonymous CNHI The Port Arthur News Tue Oct 26, 2010, 03:13 PM CDT

GROVES Judy N. Tharp, 60, of Groves, Texas passed away Saturday, October 23, 2010 at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont, Texas.

Judy was born March 16, 1950 in Port Arthur, Texas to Arch Allen Tharp and Ruth Brackin Tharp. She was a lifelong area resident and retired Lab Technician from Chevron Chemical- Phillips in Orange.

Survivors include her sister, Jane Landry and husband, David of Tyler, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas with Pastor Leora Wagliardo officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

THARP Judy Nell (I10441)
232 Of Bush Creek CRAIGHEAD Lona (I1059)
233 Of Hickman WRIGHT Myrtle (I1052)
234 Of the Lancaster Community LANCASTER J P (I1014)
235 Of the Sykes community. GRANDSTAFF Beulah (I1061)
236 Oland was hurt on July 26, 1932 at 10 minutes to 5:00PM working for the Southwestern Bell and on July 27 at 10:00 AM he passed away at St Joseph Hospital in room 117. He was buried by Fogle West in the chapel. SOCIA Oland Sherrill, Sr (I5987)
237 On 12 July 1869, John and Emily Tharp transferred to Henry Tolls their interest in 200 acres of land that was originally purchased by Elijah Fisher in 1825 and 1835:

160 acres as follows: Township 6, Range 1W, NE quarter of Section 36
40 acres as follows: Township 6, Range 1W, S half of the W half of the SE quarter of Section 25

Note that Henry Tolls was the husband of Saphronia Robbins, eldest daughter of Almond Robbins and Catherine Fisher. 
THARP John Allen, Jr (I0056)
238 Oscar and Sue, loved and respected by their family and friends, lived simple but productive lives. Their sixty-three years of marriage were spent on a frm between New Middleton and Brush Creek. Oscar was noted for his herd of registered Hereford cattle. Devoted members of the New Middleton United Methodist Church, Oscar and Sue spent many hours visiting the sick ans hutins of the area. They are buried in the Gordonsville Cemetery. PASCHAL Oscar (I0269)
239 Patricia Isbell Tharpe

Shreveport, LA - Mrs. Pat Tharpe passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness, on Sunday, November 11, 2012, at her daughter and son-in-law's home in Frisco, TX. Family and friends will forever remember her southern hospitality, her quick witted sense of humor, her ability to listen to others, her patience and moral strength, love of church and church family and total devotion to God. Pat enjoyed reading the Bible daily and fellowship with friends. Pat was a loving mother to her two children: son, George Allen Tharpe, III and wife, Christine and daughter, Nancy Tharpe Pierson and husband, John; and her two grandchildren, Camille and Kate Tharpe.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2012, at Osborn Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 15th, at First Baptist Church, Frost Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. Jeff Raines and Dr. James Gillespie.

Born in Shreveport, LA on January 26, 1942, Pat was raised by two loving and devoted parents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Isbell. She graduated from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA and received her Master's plus 30 at LSUS. She taught school for 43 years. On October 23, 1965, she married George Allen Tharpe, Jr. and enjoyed a blessed union of 44 years. She was an active and dedicated member of First Baptist Church and was on the Board of First Baptist Church School where she taught for 14 years. Pat also taught at Riverside Elementary where she was the teacher of the year numerous times. She received Alliance for Education grants every year, she received the 8(G) grant, she was a lifetime member of the Parent Teacher Association and a Channel 3 One Class at a Time recipient. Through her decades of educational service Pat touched many lives.

Mrs. Tharpe was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Peggy Cousins; her husband, George Allen Tharpe, Jr.; and numerous other relatives.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be J. J. Jangula, Al Cook, Tom Bundy, Bill Fleming, Doyle Williams, Wade Gilliam, Virgil Pittman and Dewain Hodge.
ISBELL Patricia Gay (I4931)
240 Per the 6/4/1860 Census for Anderson County, TX in the Ioni Post Office or Township, page 4, Dwelling 261, Washington McKinney was a Blacksmith. He owned $1000 worth of Real Estate and $500 in personal property. MCKINNEY Washington J (I1788)
241 Please see the following link: http://heathcock.org/genealogy/ps09/ps09_171.html FISHER Hiram G (I4029)
242 Plot B Row 10 Grave 47

WAR: World War II
Awards: Purple Heart
Title: Private First Class
Rank: Private First Class
Service: U.S. Army
Service ID: 38139703
Division: 66th Infantry Battalion, 12th Armored Division
Data Source: World War II Honor Roll
FRAZIER Wilson Iven (I10568)
243 Private First Class 66th Infantry Battalion 12th Armoured Division  FRAZIER Wilson Iven (I10568)
244 Pvt Co B 4th GA Infantry C.S.A.
Proud Confederate Soldier

General Leroy Stafford Camp #3
United Confederate Veterans
DENNIS Hiram S, Dr (I6177)
245 Pvt Co K 27th LA Infantry C.S.A.
"McLaurin Invincibles"
Proud Confederate Soldier

General Leroy Stafford Camp #3
United Confederate Veterans

Jones, S. O., Pvt. Co. K, 27th La. Inf. En. March 22, 1862, New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to Dec., 1862. Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War show him captured and paroled at Vicksburg, Miss., July 4, 1863. On List dated Hdqrs. 27th Regt. La. Vols., Shreveport, La., April 1, 1864, Reported for exchange at Shreveport, La. On Rolls of Prisoners of War, Paroled Shreveport, La., June 10, 1865. Res. Caddo Par., La.
JONES Shelton Orlando (I6174)
246 PVT, US MARINE CORPS THARP Randall Allen (I5031)
247 Quoting from the DeSoto Parish History Sesquicentennial Edition 1843-1993 page 23

The name below is actually William Allen THARP not Thorpe

Keatchie Methodist Church - The organization of the first Methodist church in Keachi was around 1840. It was known as Mount Carmel Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Rev. Cavanaugh was pastor and his wife taught school in the church. The church and parsonage burned.

The church standing now, is known as Keatchie United Methodist, was built in 1879. M. J. Cunningham bought the lot it is built on in 1879 from the William A. Thorpe Estate for $150, then gave it to the church as a gift. The church was still known as Keachi Methodist Episcopal Church, South. It later was changed to Keatchi Methodist and now is Keachi United Methodist. The light fixtures and benches are original. It is believed that the gavel, secretary and old song book (without music) were saved from the Mount Carmel Church fire.

One of the early members, William A Thorpe, donated a 3 acre 16 rod lot next to the Mount Carmel Church.

Early trustees were W. Black, Joseph Wedon, William A Thorpe, William Spell, Dr. Robert Horn. President of Board of Trustees, and J. H. John. Fullilove.

Rev. J. M. Liverman was the first pastor. The original deed was recorded in Natchitoches, LA on 11/20/1878. Keachi United Methodist Church was placed on the National Register of Historic Places, 6/1988.

THARP William George Allen (I4740)
248 Randall has been a truck driver most of his married life. He has been awarded a certificate for driving over one million miles with no accidents. He is presently a supervisor with Ryder at the Nissan Account. MCKNIGHT Randall Barton, Jr (I0639)
249 Randell Ray Tharpe
(Died October 30, 2013)
Mr. Randell Ray Tharpe, age 70, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2013. He was born March 20, 1943 in Columbus, Georgia to James and Nellie Hill Tharpe.

Mr. Tharpe was a resident of Walton County. He was Presbyterian by faith and a member of Santa Rosa beach Community Church., He was a veteran of the Vietnam Era serving his country in the United States Marine Corp as a Staff Sergeant. He graduated from Columbus College receiving his Bachelor?s Degree in Political Science. He worked as a salesman in building materials for many years. He was a talented carpenter and enjoyed building things. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Mr. Tharpe is preceded in death by his father.

Mr. Tharpe is survived by his mother Nellie Tharpe of Miramar Beach, Florida, his loving wife of 46 years Doris Tharpe of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida; one son Dirk F. Tharpe and wife Ginger of Birmingham, Alabama; two daughters Heather Tharpe Quance and husband Ian of England and Heidi Tharpe Moody and husband Chris of Birmingham, Alabama; one brother Daniel Howard Tharpe and wife Robin of Dallas, Texas; and nine grandchildren Alys Quance, Jake Quance, Ewan Quance, Henry Quance, Christopher Moody, Jr., Tyler Moody, Aubrey Moody, Cameron Tharpe and Luke Tharpe.

A time of visitation will be held 7:00~8:00 PM, Friday, November 1, 2013 at Clary-Glenn Freeport Chapel Funeral Home; 150 East Highway 20; Freeport, Florida 32439.
A Memorial service will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday , November 2, 2013 at Santa Rosa Beach Community Church; 3524 U.S. 98 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 with Pastor Pete Hyde officiating.

A private graveside service will be held at Gulf Cemetery with military honors by the United States Marine Corp.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Santa Rosa Beach Community Church at 3524 U.S. 98 Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459 or to your favorite charity.
THARPE Randell Ray (I8111)
250 Regarding William Tharp Cunningham, son of Thalia Tharp and Milton
Joseph Cunningham, here's the bio/info I have. I've never been able
to find a photograph of him.
William Tharp Cunningham, known as "Uncle Willie" or "Uncle Bill," was
the third child of Milton J. Cunningham, and the big brother to a
large host of siblings and half-siblings from his father's four
marriages. He helped put my grandfather, his nephew W. Peyton
Cunningham, through law school, and he arranged for their beloved
Mammy, the ex-slave who helped hold the family together after M. J.'s
third wife died, to be buried in the family plot.

Bill Cunningham married Emma Johnson. They had no children.
Bio from, "Louisiana: Comprising Sketches of Parishes, Towns, Events,
Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form," (Volume 3),
p. 113, edited by Alice Fortier, Lit.D. Published in 1914, by Century
Historical Association.

WILLIAM THARP CUNNINGHAM, judge of the 11th judicial district,
composed of Natchitoches and Red River parishes, was born in
Natchitoches parish, Aug. 21, 1871, and is a son of Milton J. and
Thalia (Tharp) Cunningham. He was reared in his native parish, and
educated in the public schools, the preparatory department of Tulane
university and the Louisiana State Normal school. For 14 years he was
engaged in farming and stock raising, and still retains his plantation
interests. He studied law at Tulane university and was admitted to
the bar in 1904 before the supreme court of Louisiana. He began
practicing law at Natchitoches, and continued until 1912, when he was
elected district judge. In 1908 he was elected a member of the lower
house of the state legislature, where he served 1 term with

August 5, 1895, Judge Cunningham married Miss Emma Johnson, daughter
of James J. and Elizabeth (Campbell) Johnson. Mrs. Cunningham is an
accomplished lady, an active worker in the Methodist Episcopal church
and is secretary of the home department of the church in Louisiana.
On January 3, 1942, Judge W. T. Cunningham wrote a letter from
Natchitoches to Lamar Lee, his first cousin, the son of his late
sister Mollie Cunningham: "Dear Lamar, Your letter of the 29th of Nov.
was duly received and how time does fly, however, we are glad to hear
from you and we feel acquainted since we say your son, Lynn. Your
mother, Aunt Mollie was my favorite aunt, she was a beautiful woman
and so kind and good natured as I remember her, and I recall your
father, Mr. Charlie Lee, when he was a merchant in Robeline, La. I
was under the impression that I met you once at my father's home on
Washington St., however, it may have been on St. Charles St. in 1904
when I attended law school. We were so glad to have Lynn call at our
home one night and ask if this was Judge Cunningham and introduced
himself as one of Aunt Mollie's grandsons. Lynn appeared to be a fine
fellow and gave a great account of his father and all his family, and
I congratulate you on your fine family and I envy you as we have no
children. I hope you will be granted a retirement and we will have
the pleasure of meeting you and your fine family. I want you and
Charles R. Lee to meet my sister, Mrs. G. C. Badger and her family at
1838 or 1938 Tacoma Ave., Berkeley, Cal. Emma, my wife, joins me in
love and best wishes to all of you. Sincerely, Your Cousin, W. T.
CUNNINGHAM William Tharp (I4767)

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