|Birth: ||Jul. 25, 1871|
|Death: ||Jan. 2, 1966|
Cone, Sallie L. (Lowrey)
Mrs. Sallie Cone Dies at 94; Funeral Monday
Funeral services were held in Columbus Funeral home Monday for Mrs. Sallie Cone, 94, who died Sunday in Columbus Convalescent home, where she had lived for about a year. She had been bedridden for 4 years. The Rev. J. Wesley Jones officiated and burial was in the Weimar Masonic cemetery.
Mrs. Cone would have been 95 had she lived until July. She was born in Preston, Ga., July 25, 1871, and came to Texas when she was a small child. Her parents were John A. and Mollie Little Lowrey. Her father served in the Civil War.
In 1890, she was married to Ross Cone in San Antonio and the couple lived in Rosenberg before moving to Columbus in 1908. Mr. Cone died in 1913.
Mrs. Cone was a past worthy matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, and was a lifetime member of the Methodist church. In the 20's she operated a tearoom, called the Bluebonnet Tearoom, here. Her good cooking brought many people to her business. She did her own baking and was famous for her molasses pies and rosettes. She was the first person known to serve plate lunches in Columbus.
A son, Gaither, died when he was a small boy and another son, Clarence, died in an accident in Colorado while he was serving with the army, in 1943. Other survivors are 3 daughters, Mrs Ned Burford and Mrs. Brandon Fitzpatrick of Columbus and Mrs. Karl Essig of Galveston, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. R. J. W. Jones of Galveston.
Pallbearers were Lee Hammons, Gus Miller Jr., Edgar Litzmann, A. D. Schuhmann, Albert Hahn and Carl Mattern.
Colorado County Citizen, January 6, 1966.
Wilson Ross Cone (1866 - 1913)
Gaither Little Cone (1892 - 1897)*
Clarence Ross Cone (1900 - 1943)*
Note: Daughter of John A. and Mollie (Little) Lowrey, married Wilson Ross Cone in 1890
Weimar Masonic Cemetery
Created by: Atti
Record added: Aug 22, 2010
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