|Mary Wendland (#47442367)|
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|Sue Thompson Patterson||RE: M.H. Bain, Sr. questions|
What an interesting part of Slaton's history you have just shared. Thank you so much. I love learning about the people whose monument I photograph. I moved here in 1996 and was director of the Slaton Senior Citizens Center for 9 years before retiring in 2006. I have ment so many wonderful warm beautiful people in Slaton. As they are dwindling away, I feel a piece of my heart go with each. What blessings have been bestowed upon me for them walking in my life.
I will have Dave's burial looked into to confirm the information that he was cremated if indeed he was. I will contact the funeral home to see if they have any records of it.
Is Dave a nickname or was it his given name? What was Fay's maiden name?
I do have access to the Slaton stories and I will look up this bit of information. If the house at 200 S. 7th is still there, I will take a picture and forward it to your e-mail address.
Thanks again for the story you have shared with me. I feel richer now.
Glad to be of help any way I can.
|Sue Thompson Patterson||RE: M.H. Bain, Sr.|
Could you please help us with some information? Do you know which of the people buried in the Huffman Family Plot were cremated? We do know that Dave C. Huffman was. That is on the records. We, meaning the two cemetery employees and myself, fell that Rubye and Melvin were or else they could not have been buried in the same space as Ida and Dave. Also, Rubye and Melvin were not registered with the office when they were buried. It happens ever so often that someone will bury cremated remains at the foot of a particular grave and not report it. That space of ground is owned by the people who paid for it, so it is not against the law to do this. It just makes it hard to keep the records correct. They also wondered if maybe just the memorial markers were placed there.
Another thing is, Ida and Dave were the parents of Rubye and Fay weren't they? I have linked all seven people in that five space plot. If there is anything that you would like to add or even to add an obituary, just send it to David on the Edit tab on the memorial itself. He will be most happy to add anything. He will also be happy to transfer them to you so that you can add anything to them at will. They are your family, and it might be nice to have control over their memorials. Again, on the Edit tab, just ask David to transfer them to you. He was the one who came over from Lubbock this morning to help me find Rubye and Melvin. Great guy!
Thanks for any help you might be able to give us for the cemetery records.
|Sue Thompson Patterson||RE: Melvin H. Bain Sr.|
Mary, David Sifford responded to my request and we are meeting tomorrow at the cemetery at 11:00 a.m. He said that he had him in his records but didn't know the exact location so we are going hunting tomorrow. If we can find it, photos will be taken at that time and posted by evening. Thanks for responding. Knowing Melvin's wife's name will help, I am sure. We will post her marker as well, especially if it is a double.
|Sue Thompson Patterson||Melvin H. Bain Sr.|
Mary, I sent you a personal e-mail some days ago regarding not being able to find any information on Melvin H. Bain Sr. I have not had a response, I so thought that I might send a request by public messages. The cemetery personnel have looked in five different records for him by researching in receipt books, two different list of interred, by Sr., by Bain, and by death record. There is just no record available. I have e-mailed David Sifford to request his help in trying to locate him. If he had a wife perhaps he is buried next to her. I am so sorry, but I just cannot take a photo of a marker when we can't find him. Any information that you might have on him that we don't already have would be so greatly appreciated.
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