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Eugene Chesser Looney

Texas, USA
Death 23 May 1928 (aged 16)
Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA
Burial Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 38883086 · View Source
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on Eugene's d/c it shows mom's name as Lola Pearl Gilmore
was sent this explanation by a relative :

I think the TX Death Cert. was filled out during a time of great loss and the persons involved didn't do a good job of validating the information that was provided. The information on the Death Cert. was probably recorded by someone else based on what his father had said. They may have misunderstood him or in his emotion his father may have given the wrong name. His mother shows up as Nora in the 1920 census with Eugene, along with all the other census that she shows up in later on. I tracked the mothers burial place down based on one of Eugene's sisters, Nora's daughter. I was surprised she was not buried beside her husband in Hamilton, TX. I saw that same error [mothers name] in the Death Cert. but other records that I found always shows her as Nora. There is another error on the Death Cert., it shows that the doctor last saw Eugene alive on the 23rd, but his date of death was recorded as the 22nd. I'm sure emotions were running high at the time since we are talking about a 16 year, 10 month old Farm Boy, the only son.

Eugene and I share the same G-G-Grandparents, Moses and Susan (DeVault) Looney who came to Texas from Alabama and are buried in Bosque Co, TX.


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  • Added: 29 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38883086
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Eugene Chesser Looney (21 Jul 1911–23 May 1928), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38883086, citing Garden City Cemetery, Garden City, Glasscock County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by LADONNA GREER COLLETT (contributor 46996248) .