RE: Mary E Rhodes Robert--Its good to meet you. Mary Elizabeth was my great grandmother. We called her Big Grannie, not because of her size, but because my grandmother was Grannie so it followed (at least to us) that she would be Big Grannie. And of course Mr. Rhodes was Big papaw. We had no relationship with Grandpa Watkins, so Mr. Rhodes was my Great grandfather. I can still see him with his pipe. We loved crawling around their attic in Mabank because the only insulation they had was old newspapers, so we would look for articles about Babe Ruth.
Don't know when they got married. She was listed by herself in 1940 census. I'll ask my aunt if she knows. Her full name would have been:
Re: Marvin Wesley Rippetoe You're very welcome. I was puzzled when I saw a photo request for him, since I remembered getting a picture of his marker at the same time that I took the photo of Addie Rippetoe's marker. Maybe the photo of his marker was blurry and I deleted it, then forgot to get another photo.
I don't have any additional information on Marvin Wesley Rippetoe and Addie Frank Rippetoe marriage. The only information I have on them is from their Death Certificates, which shows they were both living at 904 Eleanor, Houston, Harris Co, TX when they died and both are buried at Woodlawn Cemetery.
Addie father, Richard Frank is the brother to my grandfather Herman Frank Sr.
RE: Grave Stone photos Also fairly close to Hula and Hudgin Rhodes plot was another Rhodes. The marker read Charlie M Rhodes, born May 16, 1851, died Dec 11, 1888. I added the his name and picture of marker if you'd like to look at it. I have no idea if Charlie would be related to Hula or Hudgin but thought you might. Courtney
William Terry Rhodes Hi Robert, I am happy to photograph the Rhodes marker for you, but since Restland Cemetery is so big, it's impossible to find a specific grave without a location. So I will need a location first. The Restland staff are much more likely to give you a location than to us volunteers. You can reach Restland at 972-238-7111. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks, Jennifer