|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1841|
|Death: ||Nov. 30, 1922|
Margaret Ann Philpott Hastings was my maternal great-great grandmother. She was the 1st daughter and the 1st child of Alexander Philpott and Mary "Peggy" Reneger. She married William Wallace Hastings on Sept. 3, 1857 in Bedford Co. TN. He was the son of Willis Hastings and Elizabeth "Betsy" Wallace. They had 13 children (9 sons and 4 daughters) all of which lovingly took care of their parents in their ailing years and all attended the funerals of both parents.
MRS. HASTINGS DIED THURSDAY
Aged Pioneer is survived by thirteen children, all attended the funeral.
Funeral services of Mrs. Margaret Ann Hastings were conducted at the Methodist church at 3 p. m. Friday by Rev J. T. Griswold, pastor of the Methodist church, and Dr. G. S. Slover, president of Clarendon College. One of the largest funeral procession s ever seen in Clarendon attended the remains to the cemetery for interment.
"Grandma" Hastings, as she was affectionalely known in Clarendon, died about 5 p. m., Thanksgiving day after having been confined to her bed for about eighteen days. She had been in ill health, however, for several years.
Deceasesd, who was 81 years, 1 month and 12 days of age, was the mother of thirteen children, all of whom are living and were at the funeral. They are: Mrs. M. E. Green, Santa Anna; Mrs. L. G. Oxford, Duffau; Mrs. L. J. Frazier, Estelline; J. A. Hastings, Clarendon; J. R. Hastings, Dimmitt; W. E. Hastings, Hedley; J. W. Hastings, Canyon; W. S. Hastings, Canyon; Henry Hastings, Hereford; C. F. Hastings, Bovina; H.. T. Hastings, Bevins; Mrs. H. J. Derrick, Clarendon; and Luther Hastings, Viga Park. Mrs. Hastings is also survived by 91 grandchildren and great-grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Mary Bobo of Tullahoma, Tenn. Her husband preceded her in death on the 14th of August, 1919.
Mrs.Hastings was formerly Miss Margaret Ann Philpott. She was born in Bedford county, Tenn. Oct. 18, 1841 and was married in that county to Mr. Hastings on December, 3, 1857. They moved to Texas in 1876 and settled in Tarrant county, later moving to Wise county. They came to Tulia as one of the pioneers of the Panhandle and moved from that city to Clarendon fifteen years ago. "Grandma" Hastings was a beautiful christian character, a tireless, unselfish worker, and was actively identified with the activities of the Methodist church until she became incapacitated. The News joins her many friends in extending condolence to the bereaved ones.
Inscription on tombstone reads: Mother-gone but not forgotten-age 81 years-1 month and 12 days.
Hastings Family History
William Wallace Hastings (1833 - 1919)*
Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" Hastings Green (1858 - 1944)*
Nancy Melissa "Sis" Hastings Oxford (1860 - 1930)*
Leonora Josephine Hastings Frazier (1862 - 1946)*
James Alexander Hastings (1865 - 1942)*
John Robert "Bob" Hastings (1867 - 1933)*
Willis Edgar Hastings (1869 - 1957)*
Joseph "Joe" Wallace Hastings (1872 - 1931)*
William Silas Hastings (1874 - 1926)*
Gyles Henry Hastings (1877 - 1956)*
Luther Benson Hastings (1879 - 1947)*
Christopher "Frank" Franklin Hastings (1881 - 1978)*
Hugh "Tom" Thomas Hastings (1885 - 1926)*
Ruth Ann Hastings Derrick (1889 - 1977)*
Plot: Lot 1 Block 217 Section 27
Created by: Jean Wallace
Record added: Apr 21, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7373392