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Matthew Durham > William Lindsey Durham > Isaiah Durham > James Clinton Durham > James Burns Durham > Hilliard Clinton Durham

Hilliard Clinton DURHAM "Hill"

Born: Aug 3, 1895, Woodville, TyleTX
Died: Sep 22, 1966, Port Arthur, JeffTX

Buried: Mt. Pisgah Community Cem., TyleTX

Find-A-Grave 45405061

Father: James Burns DURHAM

Mother: Mary Jane WHEAT

Aug 28, 1919


Born: Sep 10, 1903, Snyder, AR
Died: Oct 7, 1977, Port Arthur, JeffTX

Buried: Mt. Pisgah Community Cem., TyleTX

Find-A-Grave 45405054





  1. Rosalie Evelyn DURHAM (b. Jun 5, 1920, d. Mar 29, 1988, m1. ? CLEMENTS; b2. ? MILLER)
2. Hilliard Clinton DURHAM Jr. "Hill C" (b. Oct 27, 1922; d. Feb 13, 2000, CaldLA; Find-A-Grave 65935217)
m. Roberta L. BRIDGER (b. Oct 18, 1923, Columbia, CaldLA; d. Jun 13, 2008, West Monroe, OuacLA; Find-A-Grave 27573618)
  1. Robert C. DURHAM
  2. Hill Clinton DURHAM III
  3. John H. DURHAM
  • Hill C. Durham's last residence was Caldwell, LA, but his death certificate was issues by the state of Texas.

  • Roberta Bridger's parents were Hartley Call and Josephine (Sutton) Bridger.

  • Roberta's obituary:
    June 15 , 2008 - Obituaries from the News-Star, Monroe, Louisiana 71201

    MRS. ROBERTA L. DURHAM Kilpatrick Funeral Home Funeral West Monroe, LA Graveside funeral and interment services for Mrs. Roberta L. Durham, 84, of West Monroe, will be at 2:00PM on Monday, June 16th, 2008, at the Welcome Home Cemetery in Grayson, LA with her son, Hill C. Durham III officiating.

    Services are under the direction of the Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

    Mrs. Durham, a life-long resident of Columbia, was born October 18th, 1923, in Columbia, LA and passed away on Friday, June 13th, 2008, in West Monroe. A homemaker and loving mother and wife, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Columbia.

    Her husband, Mr. Hill C. Durham Jr., preceded her in death on February 13th, 2000.

    Survivors include 3 sons, Robert C. Durham and wife, Melissa, Hill C. Durham III and wife Gale Susan, and John H. Durham; 5 grandchildren, Brianne Kish, Hill C. Durham IV, Carly A Durham, James Bridger Durham, and Gabriel Durham; great grandchildren, Ethan and Carson Kish; and a first cousin, Dorothy Eglin.

    Visitation will be Sunday evening, June 15th, 2008 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home of West Monroe.

  3. Opal Virginia DURHAM (b. Oct 11, 1924, TyleTX; Find-A-Grave 45405074)
m. Carroll K. GILCHRIEST World War II (b. Jan 23, 1922, Voth, JeffTX; d. Jan 15, 2011; Find-A-Grave 64275295) on Jan 8, 1944, JeffTX)
  • Carroll was a Pipe Fitter. He served his country in the United States Army Air Corps as a staff sergeant.
  4. Marion Richard DURHAM "Tex" World War II Korean War (b. Jul 15, 1927; d. Jun 13, 1997; Find-A-Grave 45405074)
m. Louise Marie ESCH "Bunny" (b. Jun 9, 1935) on Nov 25, 1954, JeffTX)
  • Tex Durham reached the rank of S2 in the US Navy. He served in World War II and Korea. 

Tip Durham

5. James Gordon DURHAM "Tip" (b. Sep 5, 1933, Woodville, TyleTX; d. Oct 21, 2010, Port Arthur, JeffTXFind-A-Grave 64829967)
m. Charlotte RAYE)
  1. James Gordon DURHAM II (of Port Neches, JEffTX)
  • Tip Durham was a school teacher at Port Neches, TX for 31 years. He also was the game announcer at Port Neches football games, baseball games and track meets for 46 years!
  • Tip was a member of the Church of Christ, a 32 Degree Mason and member of the Scottish Rite. He was also a US Army Veteran.  


Hilliard Clinton DURHAM

(See Above)

Married 1961

Rosa V. Moye MCCAIN






  • The 1920 US Census for Tyler Co, TX indicates that Annie M. Durham was born in Arkansas, as were her mother and father. Also, at age 16, she was already married to Hill C. Durham.

  • From 1930 US Census for Tyler Co, TX:
    Family: 336, Dwelling: 336











    Hill C. Durham Head W M c. 1896 34 M TX TX TX
    Annie Mae Durham Wife W F c. 1904 26 M AR IN AR
    Rosa Lee E. Durham Son W F c. 1921 9 S TX TX AR
    Hill C. Durham Son W M c. 1923 7 S TX TX AR
    Opal V. Durham Dau W F c. 1925 5 S TX TX AR
    Marion R. Durham Son W M c. 1928 2 S TX TX AR


  • County/State Abbreviations:
    CaldLA - Caldwell Parish, LA
    ClebAR - Cleburne County, AR
    JeffTX - Jefferson County, TX
    OuacLA - Ouachita Parish, LA

    TyleTX - Tyler County, TX

  • Page Sources:
    1. Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1932

    2. U.S. National Cemetery Interment Control Forms, 1928-1962

    3. US Navy Casualties Books, 1776-1941

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Names Added to Name Index: YES