|Birth: ||Jan. 5, 1895|
|Death: ||May 18, 1954|
Theodore Francis "Rat" Locklin, born in Thorndale, Milam Co., TX - Son of Samuel Griffith Locklin and Sarah Frances Large.
Brother of Leonora "Lee", William Alteman "Babe", Nola Maranda, Maude Louise, Leonard Louis, Nancy Myrl "Muvie", Clifford Griffith "Cliff", Elmer Monroe "Bill" and Wyatt Zachory "Dude" Locklin.
Rat married, 11 May 1912, Eva Burke, a daughter of Rev Dowen Sibley Burke and Cora Louise Page.
Father of Francis "Burke", Samuel "Dixon", James Lee "Jim" and Edna Earle Locklin.
Grandson of Alteman Livingston Locklin & Mary Elizabeth Fokes and Adam William Large & Nancy Miller.
Rat died in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.
I asked my Dad, James Lee Locklin - son of Theodore Francis Locklin, how Granddaddy got his well-known nickname. He said he was told that when Granddaddy was born, Granddaddy's brothers and sisters looked at him and said he looked like a little "rat" because he was so small. Well, it stuck. He was known throughout Milam Co., as "Rat Locklin". I don't know exactly how tall he was, probably about 5'4" at the most. I know that his boot size was about a 5-1/2, as my Dad use to have a boot and saddle shop in Thorndale. He made at least one pair of boots for Granddaddy that I remember being around the house and I had already outgrown them. I would have liked to have been able to walk in the same boots that he had walked in. I guess it wasn't meant to be.
~♥~ My Paternal Grandfather ~♥~
Samuel Griffith Locklin (1855 - 1942)
Sarah Frances Large Locklin (1859 - 1940)
Eva Burke Locklin (1891 - 1970)
Francis Burke Locklin (1914 - 1990)*
Samuel Dixon Locklin (1917 - 1920)*
James Lee Locklin (1921 - 1986)*
Edna Earle Locklin Byrer (1924 - 2002)*
JAN. 5, 1895
MAY 18, 1954
Note: Double Marker with wife, Eva Burke Locklin.
Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
Record added: Jul 29, 2007
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