|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1908|
|Death: ||May 6, 1970|
GILCHRIST, Weldon J. B. of San Gabriel. Age 62. Died 5/6/1970. Services held (Thursday) at Condra Memorial Funeral Chapel. Burial in the family plot at the Locklin Cemetery. Rev. W.R. Parmer of Valley Mills officiated. During WW-2, he returned to one of his most pleasant pastimes, that of coaching, and his Thorndale Bulldogs won a championship under his tutelage.
He was BORN 4/01/1908, the son of the late J.Malcom Gilchrist and Hattie Johnson Gilchrist, at the family home at San Gabriel. He attended the San Gabriel and Thorndale Public schools before graduation at San Marcos Baptist Academy. He attended Howard Payne College in 1928-1930 where he was an outstanding athlete, both in football and track team coached by the late J.H. "Cap" Shelton. Upon completion of his pre-med qualifications, he enrolled at the Univ. of Texas Medical School in Galveston, but he soon convinced his father that his life would be happier with farming, so he began his life's vocation in 1931. He married his college sweetheart, Miss Mabeth Jones of Thornton in 1930. Member of the Christian Church and the Thorndale Masonic Lodge No. 978. He was a 32nd degree Mason.
SURVIVORS: Wife, Mrs. Mabeth Gilchrist of Thorndale; 2 sons, W.J. (Joe) Gilchrist, Jr., of Thorndale and John Gilchrist of Austin; 2 daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Jane Ann) Lange of Midland and Mrs. Jim (Clare) Fryer of Austin; sister, Mrs. B.R. (Ula) Hennes of Hull-Daisetta and 10 grandchildren.
John Malcom Gilchrist (1878 - 1944)
Hattie Irene Johnson Gilchrist (1879 - 1965)
Martha Elizabeth "Mabeth" Jones Gilchrist (1910 - 2005)*
Weldon Joe Gilchrist (1931 - 1989)*
J McAdoo Gilchrist (1933 - 1935)*
Jane Ann Gilchrist Lange (1936 - 2004)*
Infant Daughter Gilchrist (1899 - 1899)*
Ula Gilchrist Hennes (1904 - 1983)*
Weldon Joe Gilchrist (1908 - 1970)
Lila Belle Gilchrist (1913 - 1919)*
John Malcom Gilchrist (1916 - 1919)*
APRIL 1, 1908
MAY 6, 1970
Note: Double marker with Martha Elizabeth "Mabeth" Jones Gilchrist.
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Aug 20, 2007
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