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Leah Miers Jarrett
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Birth: Sep. 22, 1896
Robertson County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr., 1984
Dallas County
Texas, USA

This was my Aunt Leah. She is entombed in one of the walls next to my Uncle Harry (behind the little brown church). If you walk behind the little brown church, look to your left at the far end of the entombment walls, they are on the corner, about eye level. They never had any children. In her early years, late 1920s, she worked for the one of the daily newspapers in Dallas. She next worked for the Dallas School District as a secretary. After WWII, she became the head of the Women's Department for the State Fair of Texas, in Dallas, after it reopened after WWII. While she was there, she wrote a book about her experiences, "Folks are Happy at the Fair." Indeed, they were. I have many memories of going to the Woman's Building (we called it Aunt Leah's building) while at the fair. As the head of the Women's Building, she could not enter items to be displayed, but she would enter collector items of hers in my name. I always thought it was fun to go there and see my name on many of her beautiful glassware items.

When we visited them (her and my Uncle Harry), they lived upstairs in the apartment house they owned in University Park. There was a spiral staircase that we had to climb to get to their apartment. My dad and I would always try to go up the stairway on the narrow, or inside, part of the stairway. We had to do this on our tip-toes because ofhow narrow it was. This always embarrassed my mother terribly. My aunt had a piece of furniture that was called a "Secretary." It was a combination desk and bookcase. She would always let me play there "while the adults talked." I loved that desk. It had all these little pocket drawers. I probably messed everything up on the desk. That was such a wonderful desk.

She was born in Hearne, Robertson Co., Texas. Her dad (my grandfather) had several jobs as he worked his way up at the Hearne Railroad Station. I have a photo of him as the ticket agent. He retired as the station agent in 1935. 
Family links: 
  William Burwill Miers (1861 - 1938)
  Nettie Odessa Grigsby Miers (1871 - 1912)
  Harry Jarrett (1891 - 1974)
  Edward Miers (1894 - 1894)*
  Leah Miers Jarrett (1896 - 1984)
  Wesley Scott Miers (1900 - 1991)*
*Calculated relationship
Restland Memorial Park
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: Chapel Gardens Mausoleum, Peace
Created by: Blusummit
Record added: Jun 15, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14610601
Leah <i>Miers</i> Jarrett
Added by: Ed Elam
Leah <i>Miers</i> Jarrett
Added by: Ed Elam
Leah <i>Miers</i> Jarrett
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 Added: Jan. 23, 2010
To my Aunt Leah who I shall always associate with the State Fair of Texas. When she retired, to take care of my Uncle Harry, they gave her a heavy silver tray engraved with "To Our Fair Lady."
- Blusummit
 Added: Jun. 15, 2006

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