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 Theodore Francis “Rat” Locklin

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Theodore Francis “Rat” Locklin

  • Birth 5 Jan 1895 Thorndale, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Death 9 May 1954 Galveston, Galveston County, Texas, USA
  • Burial San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 20691310

Theodore Francis "Rat" Locklin, born in Thorndale, Milam Co., TX - Son of Samuel Griffith Locklin and Sarah Frances Large.

Brother of Leonora "Lee", William Alteman "Babe", Nola Maranda, Maude Louise, Leonard Louis, Nancy Myrl "Muvie", Clifford Griffith "Cliff", Elmer Monroe "Bill" and Wyatt Zachory "Dude" Locklin.

Rat married, 11 May 1912, Eva Burke, a daughter of Rev Dowen Sibley Burke and Cora Louise Page.

Father of Francis "Burke", Samuel "Dixon", James Lee "Jim" and Edna Earle Locklin.

Grandson of Alteman Livingston Locklin & Mary Elizabeth Fokes and Adam William Large & Nancy Miller.

Rat died in Galveston, Galveston Co., TX.
The Rockdale Reporter and Messenger (Rockdale, Tex.)
Vol. 40, No. 10, Ed. 1
Thursday, May 15, 1913
Page: 2 of 12 - Court House News
Marriage Licenses

Theodore Locklin and Eva Burke.

Article Image Found online - The Portal to Texas History - and Transcribed by:
Sarah Locklin Taylor ($46921363)

Note: All records prior to finding this article show they married in 1912.
I asked my Dad, James Lee Locklin - son of Theodore Francis Locklin, how Granddaddy got his well-known nickname. He said he was told that when Granddaddy was born, Granddaddy's brothers and sisters looked at him and said he looked like a little "rat" because he was so small. Well, it stuck. He was known throughout Milam Co., as "Rat Locklin". I don't know exactly how tall he was, probably about 5'4" at the most. I know that his boot size was about a 5-1/2, as my Dad use to have a boot and saddle shop in Thorndale. He made at least one pair of boots for Granddaddy that I remember being around the house and I had already outgrown them. I would have liked to have been able to walk in the same boots that he had walked in. I guess it wasn't meant to be.

~♥~ My Paternal Grandfather ~♥~


JAN. 5, 1895
MAY 18, 1954

Gravesite Details Double Marker with wife, Eva Burke Locklin.
  • Created by: Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Added: 29 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20691310
  • Sarah Locklin Taylor
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Theodore Francis “Rat” Locklin (5 Jan 1895–9 May 1954), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20691310, citing Locklin Cemetery, San Gabriel, Milam County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Sarah Locklin Taylor (contributor 46921363) .