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William Houston “Bill” Apel

New Hope, Wood County, Texas, USA
Death 9 Aug 1943 (aged 77)
Wood County, Texas, USA
Burial Quitman, Wood County, Texas, USA
Plot 455
Memorial ID 100002415 · View Source
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William (went by Bill) Houston Apel was the fourth of ten known children of Gottlieb William B. Apel (1823-1898) and Melissa (or Mary? or was Mary a nickname?) Elizabeth Rothrock Apel (1838-1915), who married 03 Jun 1858 at Wood County, Texas.

Bill first married to Mary Elizabeth Davis (1872-1899) on 11 Feb 1890 at Upshur County, Texas. Bill and Mary were the parents of three known children, namely:

1. Lydia "Liddie" Chrystina Apel (1890-1905)
2. Willie Mae Apel Mount (1894-1983)
3. Mary Leona Apel Bartlett Brabham (1896-1982)

After Mary died, Bill remarried to Ruth N. Smart (1891-???) in Nov 1918 at Wood County, Texas. It is not known when Ruth died or where she is buried.

Links to Bill's father, both of his wives and one of his three known children are included below.

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  • Created by: Dan Stevenson
  • Added: 1 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100002415
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for William Houston “Bill” Apel (23 Sep 1865–9 Aug 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100002415, citing Concord Cemetery, Quitman, Wood County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Dan Stevenson (contributor 47015440) .