|Birth: ||May 26, 1857|
|Death: ||Feb. 25, 1935|
Mrs, Elizabeth Virginia Acree, at the ripe age of 78, passed over to the bright side of death at her home here Monday afternoon at 3:15 o'clock.
Mrs. Acree, whose maiden name was Grimes, was the descendant of distinguished forebears. Her grandfather was of revolutionary stock, settling in early days in North Carolina. Her father came from Tennessee, was a member of Austin's colony and fought with Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto. Later he guarded the Texas frontier against the marauding Indians. In recognition of his valiant services to his country, he was given by the Republic of Texas a league and labor of land located in Washington and Fayette counties.
Mrs. Acree possessed in a marked degree, the courage, the vision and the ideals of the patriotic pioneers of Texas. She was a woman of granite character, affable and dependable, loved and honored by all who knew her.
She lived a life of deep religious convictions having been a member of the Baptist church for 62years, teaching a Sunday School class for more than half a century. Her last words were expressions of confidence in her religion and her assurance of meeting her beloved, beyond the grave.
Mrs. Acree who had resided in McGregor for fifty two years, was a patriotic Texas and was taking enthusiastic interest in the coming Texas Centennial as is evidenced by the fact that she and her son, Fred Acree of Waco, had some months ago undertaken the task of getting in touch with and inviting everybody in the United States by the name of Acree to visit Texas during the Texas Centennial.
Surviving Mrs. Acree, was her son, Fred, a farmer and business man of Waco, and a married daughter, Jonnie of Liverpool, England, and son, Dr. Soloman Acree of Washington, D.C.; Mr. John Day of Moody, Mrs. Anna Culpepper of McGregor, Mrs. Ellen Hall of Big Springs, and Samuel Grimes of Pasedena, Calif are Mrs. Acree's surviving sisters and brother.
Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Rev. Robert L. Dodson, pastor of College Avenue Baptist Church officiating. The remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery beside the companion who preceded her in death some fifty years ago. A large gathering of friends from all walks of life were in attendance, and who will greatly miss during coming years the genial smile and cordial greetings.
Active pall bearers John D. Naler, W.A. Hamilton, Walter Mize, John D. Wright, E.A. Culpepper, Charlie Wright.
Lee Undertakers in charge.
Source: Waco Tribune – Feb 1935
Elmira Susan Farley Grimes (1820 - 1889)
George Wren Acree (1851 - 1884)
Solomon Farley Acree (1875 - 1957)*
Robert Frederick Acree (1878 - 1945)*
Mary Ann Grimes Jones (1839 - 1930)*
Thomas Farley Grimes (1843 - 1869)*
Henry Archer Grimes (1848 - 1869)*
Frederick Miller Grimes (1850 - 1924)*
Nancy Ellen Grimes Hall (1852 - 1941)*
Sarah C. Grimes Bean (1854 - 1920)*
Elizabeth Virginia Grimes Acree (1857 - 1935)
Elmira Susan Grimes Day (1860 - 1954)*
Anna Eliza Grimes Culpepper (1862 - 1953)*
Plot: 20 E
Created by: Dusty Montgomery
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47098912
Added: Dec. 10, 2010