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Eustace Windham > Samuel B. Windham > John Darby Windham > Thomas Windham > Ernest Richard Windham

Ernest Richard WINDHAM

Born: Jun 15, 1900
Died: Mar 22, 1965

Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 31596018

Father: Tom WINDHAM

Mother: Laura L. JONES

Apr 19, 1919,

Sarah Marie BROOKS

Born: Apr 12, 1901, Hume, BateMO
Died: Dec 17, 1969, TX

Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 46398596
Father: Pete BROOKS
Mother: Mae KING


1. Richard Brooks WINDHAM (b. Nov 18, 1920, Coleman Co, TX; d. Jul 11, 2009, Baird, CallTX)
m. Private


  1. Private

  2. Private

  3. Private

  4. William Don WINDHAM "Billy" (b. Jan 14, 1955; d. Dec 11, 1972, TX; Find-A-Grave 46398603)


  • Richard and Marion are life-longer ranchers in CallTX.

  • Billy Windham accidentally shot himself, while out in the pasture. He died before he could reach the hospital.


2. Oscar Jones WINDHAM (b. Dec 15, 1924, TX, d. May 2, 1924, Oplin, CallTX, age 4 months; Find-A-Grave 31009413)



3. Laura Mae WINDHAM (b. Sep 11, 1926, Oplin, CallTX; d. Jul 31, 1983, Abilene, TaylTX; Find-A-Grave 46398700)
m1. Dr. Ocie Carl YARBROUGH World War II (b. Jul 17, 1926, Clyde, CallTX; d. Aug 15, 2005, Clyde, CallTX; Find-A-Grave
 11547103) on Aug 21, 1945, CallTX
m2. Hubert McKinley DRAKE World War II (b. Mar 16, 1927, Midland, MidlTX; d. Mar 21, 2008) on Mar 14, 1968, LynnTX
m2. Mr. HILL


Children to Carl:

  1. Private

  2. Private


  • Laura Mae and Hubert Drake divorced Apr 20, 1970, Lubbock, LubbTX.

  • Hubert M. Drake's parents were Hubert M. Drake Sr. and Myrtle P. Baker.

  • Ocie Yarbrough's parents were Ocie Clyde Yarbrough and Ruth Campbell.

Roy McAdams

4. Wanda Jo WINDHAM (b. Sep 1, 1929, Oplin, CallTX)
m1. Junior MCADAMS
m2. Donald Buford MCLAUGHLIN

Child to Junior:

  1. Roy MCADAMS (b. Jan 31, 1951)

Children to Donald:

  1. Amber Larie MCLAUGHLIN

  2. Kelly Don MCLAUGHLIN


  • She is listed in county birth records as "Wonda".

  • Roy McAdams is about as close to famous as our relatives get. He once rode bulls in rodeos and was very successful. He eventually became a stunt rider for movies. He was a stunt double in HBO's classic western saga Lonesome Dove. He also was in three episodes of the TV series Dallas.  He was credited as the "Tall Outlaw" in the big screen western Silverado.

  • County/State Abbreviations:
    BateMO - Bates County, MO
    CallTX - Callahan County, TX
    LubbTX - Lubbock County, TX
    LynnTX - Lynn County, TX
    MidlTX - Midland County, TX
    TaylTX - Taylor County, TX

  • Page Sources:
    1. Site author's personal experiences.

Richard Windham
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