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Betty Lang Walker (#47101893)
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Bio Photo When I was very young I always wanted to know just "who I was" My parents divorced when I was under 4 years of age, so I had no knowledge of my father's side.

I started doing family research in the mid 1980's. So many family members had passed away so getting information has been a struggle.

Find A Grave has really aided in my research.

I post obituaries of my family and any connected to them, or some just to help others looking for their roots. I am always happy to help.

In 1989 I bought an old 1970's scrapbook at a flea market that contained many obituaries of San Saba County Texas. When the cemetery is named I am posting them to Find-A-Grave.

I started collecting obituaries of my school friends back in the 1950's and have been posting them also.

I was born and raised in Conroe, Texas, went to school there until 1952 when my family moved to Houston. I attended and graduated from S.F. Austin in 1954. I was a proud member of the Scottish Brigade Drill Team in company "C".

My first job was at the Crighton Theater in Conroe when I was only 15 years of age. I worked the door taking tickets. Over the year I was moved to the concession counter and eventually I was the evening and night cashier. When we moved to Houston (Denver Harbor area) I worked at the Globe and Venus Theaters. In 1953 I went to work for Spiegel's Department Store in downtown Houston in the children's department. I worked on Monday nights and Saturdays. After graduation I was offered a position in the credit billing department. In December 1954 I accepted the job of traveling credit manager trainer to 5 states for Spiegel's. My territories were Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Missouri. I met many interesting people and saw many wonderful places along the way and had the time of my life seeing so many places and taking photos. I remained with Spiegel's until the chain was sold to the Darling Company. Darling Company did not have a credit department so that department was phased out and all employees were let go.

My family names I am researching are: ASHMORE,BEAN,BROWN,CARLISLE,CRAWFORD,GREGG,HEMPHILL,LANG,MIDKIFF,PERRY,SMITH,TURNER,WEST,WIGGINS AND YOUNG ~~ my Bean's and Midkiff's came to Texas in 1825, my Turner's in 1850 and my Gregg's came after the Civil War.

My husband's family names are: ADAMS,BALDWIN, BAXTER, CEARLEY, CHESHIRE, DONAHO, HOWELL, MCCORMICK, WALKER, AND WHITE ~~ my Cearley's and Walker's came to Texas in the 1850's and the Donaho's in the 1820's. My McCormick's came from Ireland in 1829.

My earliest known Walker was Benjamin Burch Walker, born in 1753 in Maryland.

Our children's family names are ANDERSON and SANSOM
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Amanda Sansom, Beverly Ann Har..., KaysRoots, Pat Gillespie, Sandi Walker, sharon anderson, Shirley Harris
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Sorry hit wrong button on empty message. I transferred your Great Uncle, Wesley Turner to your care.
Added by OkieBran on Mar 26, 2016 11:39 AM
Added by OkieBran on Mar 26, 2016 11:38 AM
Ruth (Hickman) Wicks
RE: Kimble E. Midkiff

You are most welcome!

Added by Ruth (Hickman) Wicks on Mar 23, 2016 7:44 PM
Richard McLean
Leanette Walker
I just transferred Leanette Walker to you.

Richard McLean
Added by Richard McLean on Mar 07, 2016 6:54 PM
James Bozeman
Jacob Hemphill
How are you related to Jacob Hemphill (memorial #95597509), buried in the North Belton Cemetery?
Added by James Bozeman on Feb 17, 2016 9:30 PM
Betty: I saw where you submitted the obit & personal photo for Mode B. Etheredge,Find A Grave Memorial# 58753967 and remembered that you work Trinity County. I found the father of Mode B. Etheredge and submitted the link to Ron & Myrna Cooper. The obit says that his mother was Ora Lee Reed. I find where an Ora Etheredge died in Trinity County on 18 JLY 1986 (TX Death Index) and since she had a son living in Trinity County at that time, Paul Conner Etheredge (memorial #19796372) was wondering if you can find out if maybe she was buried in the same cemetery as he was.
It just seems a shame that a man of such stature As LTC Mode B. Etheredge is not linked to his family. My interest was with his wife, Emma Fatheree. She belongs to my McCarley/Barnett family on my mother's side.
I appreciate your help.
Added by KaysRoots on Jan 20, 2016 1:12 PM
Barbara Hawkins
James Thomas Lantrip
James was my father and I am interested in knowing more about him. Judging from your posts, you knew him well.
Would you be interested in speaking with me?

Added by Barbara Hawkins on Jan 07, 2016 10:06 AM
Carolyn Hebbe McLeod
RE: Madeline's transfer
You are very welcome.

Added by Carolyn Hebbe McLeod on Sep 12, 2015 5:21 AM
RE: Sarah Adams Kirkpatrick Walker
Betty, your name is vaguely familiar. Do we have an Adams connection?
Added by Ludie on Sep 10, 2015 6:07 PM
Pat Gillespie
RE: Sybil Attaway
She's on there under Midway Christian Church Cemetery in Barrow County as Sybil Attaway Sims. You can to link, I thought I had before. I can work on her tonight. I'm getting food church then going to Mama's for the day. Do you have Hemphill relatives in Georgia? Lots of them here.
Added by Pat Gillespie on Jul 26, 2015 6:30 AM
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