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Robert Rippetoe Jr. (#47816023)
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steve mc
RE: Mary E Rhodes

You've reminded me of some very good memories in Mabank.

Homemade ice cream, and I can see Big Grannie showing my aunt (who was in her Sunday best incl. high heals) how to use her push plow in the garden. Big Grannie of course had on her bonnet.

Best regards,

Added by steve mc on Dec 28, 2014 10:42 AM
steve mc
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:

Mary Elizabeth Phillips Watkins Rhodes.

Merry Christmas

Added by steve mc on Dec 25, 2014 4:11 PM
Robin Holland
Etta Green
Was Etta maiden name Paul?

Added by Robin Holland on Mar 16, 2014 11:03 AM
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.
Added by Susann on Sep 21, 2013 8:15 PM
shirley weidler
Marvin Wesley Rippetoe

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.

I hope this helps.

Shirley Weidler
Added by shirley weidler on Sep 21, 2013 11:32 AM
Courtney Bradshaw
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
Added by Courtney Bradshaw on Mar 15, 2013 5:17 AM
Courtney Bradshaw
RE: Grave Stone photos
You're welcome! Glad you liked them. I really enjoy helping out.

Added by Courtney Bradshaw on Mar 14, 2013 5:19 PM
Jennifer Williams
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.
Added by Jennifer Williams on Feb 16, 2013 9:29 AM
Sonja Brumley Vaughn
RE: Aubry and Eddie Lowe
Your updates looks grate.


Added by Sonja Brumley Vaughn on Feb 15, 2013 5:23 PM
Don Rubarts
RE: Transfers
Death certificate says born Hunt Co.
Added by Don Rubarts on Feb 15, 2013 4:19 PM
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