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William W “Billy” Dykes

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Death 13 Jan 1933
Burial Liberty Hill, Milam County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 118600898 · View Source
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Uncle Billy Dykes, 96-year old negro citizen of the Liberty Hill community in Milam county, died at his home in that community Saturday. The burial was held Sunday afternoon and was attended by a number of white friends from Rockdale and other sections of the county. Uncle Billy had lived in this county longer than most local citizens can remember. He was a slave before the Civil War being owned by the Lee Williams family. He acquired quite a competency in lands and property, and was recognized as a leader among his race in the Liberty Hill section. Rockdale Reporter and Messenger, January 19, 1933
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From his Texas certificate of death
Name: William W Dykes
Death Date: 13 Jan 1933
Death Place: Milam County, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: Colored
Death Age: About 93 or 95 years
Estimated Birth Date: About 1838 or 1840
Birthplace: Alabama
Marital Status: Widowed
Spouse's Name: Nancy Ragsdale*
[Originally written as Wright which was crossed out]
Occupation: Farmer
Cemetery: Liberty Hill
Burial Date: 15 Jan 1933
Informant: Robt. A Scott, Rockdale, Texas
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  • Created by: BeNotForgot
  • Added: 12 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 118600898
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William W “Billy” Dykes (unknown–13 Jan 1933), Find A Grave Memorial no. 118600898, citing Liberty Hill-Springfield Cemetery, Liberty Hill, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by BeNotForgot (contributor 46974545) .