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For 25+ years, I have been researching several families, many of whom lived in the Central and South Texas. I have been a Find-A-Grave contributor for more than 10 years, despite what it shows above.
I will be more than glad to add info, obits, bios, or do corrections to any memorial I create or manage. In some cases, I am willing to transfer beyond the Find A Grave guidelines. When requesting any transfer (no group transfers, please), be sure to state your relationship to the individual.
To avoid confusion, save everyone's time and minimize mistakes, please use the EDIT tab on the specific Memorial, in question, as I will only make Transfers, edits, family links, or any other changes when I receive a request using the EDIT tab. Please only use the "message board" for "general messages" which do not refer to a specific Memorial.
It is good practice to always do a thorough general search for duplicates, not just in a specific cemetery, before entering any memorial.
I will never intentionally create an invalid duplicate.
Being intentionally rude to anyone is not in my nature and I always endeavor to live by "The Golden Rule."
A special note about the Abilene State School Cemetery:
First of all, I will be more than happy to add bios and links to family members and would love to see these memorials managed by family.
Find A Grave contributor "HuntCoTX" did a great job adding most of those buried there. "HuntCoTX" went inactive and I did not request but was given all the Abilene State School Cemetery records.
A little history: The epileptic colony was built on a 640-acre tract of donated land during 1902 and 1904. Brick buildings were constructed on forty acres which constituted the colony proper. Of the remaining 600 acres, 400 were under cultivation and 200 were in pasture (for the use of the colony). As you might have gathered, the Colony was designed and built be be a totally self-contained community.
The colony admitted its first patients on March 26, 1904. The state provided free treatment for indigent patients; others paid five dollars a week. This facility has gone through several name changes during its 110+ years of existence.