Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Mary Frances "Fannie" MURPHY

1.  According to an index of News stories for Hunt County, Fanny committed sucide in 1916 .


Mable

1.  Mable was a widow at the time of her marritge to William


Hattie Ruth CLINTON

1.  She went by the name of Ruth and was a rather heavy woman with hair that had turned salt & peppeer gray which she kept in a short curled style.  

2.  She was a great cook & had a warm smile as reported by Leisa B. Urbantke.


Marriage Notes for Sam Boyd and Hattie Ruth CLINTON-118093

1.  Divorced from Sam Boyd Bef 1919 Texas


Hattie Ruth CLINTON

1.  She went by the name of Ruth and was a rather heavy woman with hair that had turned salt & peppeer gray which she kept in a short curled style.  

2.  She was a great cook & had a warm smile as reported by Leisa B. Urbantke.


Reginald Eugene "Rex" BOYD

1.  Rex was adopted by Jesse James Morgan.

2.  He married twice and had one daughter, Carmen.

3.  Rex served with distinction as a paratrooper in the U. S. Army, receiving two Bronze Star Medals and three battle stars.  He was awarded the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

4.  Rex Morgan was the Vice President of Dixie Wax Paper Company in Memphis, Tennessee when he died of a heart attack.

5.  Jesse Morgan moved back to Texas after Ruth's death and lived with widowed brother-in-law Samuel Jackson "Jack" Clinton in Dallas, Texas until his death.  He was a rather large man wtih white hair and a wonderful laugh.


Samuel Jackson "Jack" CLINTON

1.  Leisa B. Urbantke remembers Jack as a tall trim man with dark hair most of his life who loved to fish....had great since of humor, and generally a new "fishing" story whenever she saw him.

2.  Occupation:  Worked for Dixie Wax Paper Company in Dallas, Texas.


Ada Leona CLINTON

1.  Writings of Leisa Urbantke:  Ada was a wonderful grandmother.  She loved  red.  She told great stories and was a wonderful cook.  She was very patient and kind.  She had a smile that lit her hazel eyes.  I remember she had a little spot in the iris of one eye.  She was a very hard worker.  She would baby sit for several of the fmailies of Comnmerce.  She collected and helped to get new subscriptions for the Dallas Times Herald Newspaper in Commerce, TX.  Many times I went with her both baby sitting and on her newspaper collecting rounds.  She always cooked a full meal at lunch for Daddy June and when we were there the table was always loaded.  She loved fried chicken even though he didn't, so those days that she fried chicken she alsways cooked another meat for him.  Dinner was generrally reheated, but still a treat.

    She went with us on several vacations.   Once to visit her sister, Ruth, in Memphis, TN.  Then she went with us to Colorado and Wyoming.  I still remember her saying we had come to "the jumping off place" when we were on Pike's Peak.

    She so rarely traveled far from home, she was as excited as I to see the new wonders.  When we were waiting along with a long line of cars for the Ranger to  allow us into Yellowstone, she rolled down her window to share some of her popcorn with a local bear cub.  I have never seen someone roll up (manually) a window so fast, when the bear stood up and was taller than the car.

    When I was still in elementary school, Mama Ada was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She lived with us while she was recovering and lived for about 4 more years before the cancer returned.  She was one of the bravest people I have ever known.  When the pain must have been horrible she rarely complained and always tried to keep a positive attitude.  Most of the last few months of her life she was bedridden.  Until the last ouple of weeks she lived with us in Dallas.


Ada Leona CLINTON

1.  Writings of Leisa Urbantke:  Ada was a wonderful grandmother.  She loved  red.  She told great stories and was a wonderful cook.  She was very patient and kind.  She had a smile that lit her hazel eyes.  I remember she had a little spot in the iris of one eye.  She was a very hard worker.  She would baby sit for several of the fmailies of Comnmerce.  She collected and helped to get new subscriptions for the Dallas Times Herald Newspaper in Commerce, TX.  Many times I went with her both baby sitting and on her newspaper collecting rounds.  She always cooked a full meal at lunch for Daddy June and when we were there the table was always loaded.  She loved fried chicken even though he didn't, so those days that she fried chicken she alsways cooked another meat for him.  Dinner was generrally reheated, but still a treat.

    She went with us on several vacations.   Once to visit her sister, Ruth, in Memphis, TN.  Then she went with us to Colorado and Wyoming.  I still remember her saying we had come to "the jumping off place" when we were on Pike's Peak.

    She so rarely traveled far from home, she was as excited as I to see the new wonders.  When we were waiting along with a long line of cars for the Ranger to  allow us into Yellowstone, she rolled down her window to share some of her popcorn with a local bear cub.  I have never seen someone roll up (manually) a window so fast, when the bear stood up and was taller than the car.

    When I was still in elementary school, Mama Ada was diagnosed with breast cancer.  She lived with us while she was recovering and lived for about 4 more years before the cancer returned.  She was one of the bravest people I have ever known.  When the pain must have been horrible she rarely complained and always tried to keep a positive attitude.  Most of the last few months of her life she was bedridden.  Until the last ouple of weeks she lived with us in Dallas.