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Leona Bragg

Female 1904 - 1996  (91 years)


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  • Name Leona Bragg  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born 21 Jun 1904  Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 5 May 1996  San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Buried King Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • The Sabine County Reporter
      May 8, 1996, Page 12

      Leona Waller Boyett

      Leona Waller Boyett, 91, of Milam died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday, May 5, 1996, at Twin Lakes Care Center in San Augustine. Born June 21, 1904 in Milam, she was a lifelong area resident. Mrs. Boyett was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and a homemaker.

      Survivors: sons, Gaylon Waller and [stepson] Arbie Boyett, both of Hemphill, and Martin Dale Waller of Spring Lake, Idaho; a daughter, [stepdaughter] Lorene Wood of Hemphill; a brother, Edward Bragg of Milam; a sister, Abbie Stewart of San Augustine; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the chapel of Starr Funeral Home Inc. in Hemphill with Billy Ray Brown officiating. Interment followed at Kings Cemetery near Milam.

      (Transcribed by Melinda McLemore Strong, February 2011)
    Person ID I2473  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father David Benjamin Bragg,   b. 6 Mar 1868, Isla, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1922, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Naomi Leona Dorsey,   b. 19 Sep 1872, Sabine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1964  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1888 
    • Virgie Speights wrote that when Naomi married David Bragg in 1888, the bought the house and farm where she was still living in 1963. It is a pleasant tree shaded, double penned square logged house, and already old. Repairs and additions have been added to the original logs, which are still underneath

      The Braggs were farmers, and also raised sheep, which he sheared and she spun into yarn, and then knit into sweaters, gloves and socks for her family. (Speights, Old Timers of Sabine County, p. 20).
    Family ID F1186  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

    Family Hamp Hansford Boyett,   b. 4 Dec 1897, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1987, San Augustine County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married Aft 1962 
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2010 
    Family ID F11218  Group Sheet  |  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jun 1904 - Milam, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 May 1996 - San Augustine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - King Cemetery, Milam, Sabine County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S632] Descendants of William Mercer http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mbonsal/mercer/william.html.

    2. [S481] 1910 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. T624, 1,178 rolls. This database is an index to the head of households enumerated in the 1910 United States Federal Census, the Thirteenth Census of the United States. In addition, each indexed name is linked to actual images of the 1910 Federal Census. The information recorded in the census includes: name, relationship to head of family, age at last birthday, sex, color or race, whether single, married, widowed, or divorced, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, and more.), Texas, Sabine County, Pr 4 Enumerated 28 Apr 1910 SD 2 ED 134 Sheet 7B 105-109 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S333] Ancestry.com - U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-Current [database online], (Ancestry.com. Social Security Death Index [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011. Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration. The Social Security Administration Death Master File contains information on millions of deceased individuals with United States social security numbers whose deaths were reported to the Social Security Administration. Birth years for the individuals listed range from 1875 to last year. Information in these records includes name, birth date, death date, and last known residence.).

    4. [S336] The Sabine County Reporter, P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas (Published Weekly), (Founded in 1883, The Sabine County Reporter (USPS 474-660) is published once a week on Wednesday. The Reporter is Published by Sabine County Reporter, Inc. Postmaster: Send change of address to P.O. Box 700, Hemphill, Texas 75948-0700. The Sabine County Reporter and The Rambler merged March 1, 1988. Member National Newspaper Association and Texas Press Association.), May 8, 1996, Page 12 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S374] Speights, Virgie "Old Timers of Sabine County, Texas Vignettes of Pioneer Families" (S. Malone, c. 1983), p. 21 (Reliability: 3).