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Eustace Windham > Samuel B. Windham > John Darby Windham > Thomas Windham > John W. Windham


Born: Jan 22, 1885, Oplin, CallTX
Died: Feb 16, 1954, Clyde, CallTX

Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 46398152

Father: Tom WINDHAM

Mother: Laura L. JONES

Aug 5, 1894

Magdaline STRALEY "Bunce" or "Maggie"
Born: Feb 16, 1886, Novice, TX
Died: Dec 8, 1976, Midland, MidlTX

Buried: Ross Cemetery, Baird, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 46397640

Mother: Addie O. POPNOE


1. Robbie Ellen WINDHAM (b. Jun 4, 1916; d. Sep 3, 2009, TX, age 93;
  • Robbie lived in Midland, MidlTX.
James T. Windham 2. James Thomas WINDHAM (b. Oct 6, 1918, Oplin, CallTX; d. May 12, 2010, TX, age 91; Find-A-Grave 52317703)
m. Bettye Jo TAYLOR (b. Mar 9, 1923, Silsbee, TX; d. Jul 2, 2006, Midland, TX) on Jul 21, 1943
  1. Living WINDHAM
  • James lived in Midland, Texas

  • James' Obituary:
    James T. Windham, of Midland, passed away Wednesday May 12, 2010. He was born October 6, 1918 in Oplin, Texas to John D. and Maggie Straley Windham. He was raised and educated in Abilene, Texas and graduated from Abilene High School. He graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. He served as a Captain in the Army Air Corp in WWII, flying a P-51 Mustang. He ranched in Midland, Callahan, and Oldham counties. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Midland.

    James was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Bettye Jo, and son, J. Kennard. He is survived by his daughter Carol Windham and husband James Harding of Clyde, TX; grandchildren, Amy Windham of Abilene, TX, Mindy Beard and husband Dustin of Midland, TX, K. C. Windham of Midland, TX, and Maggie Windham of Ft. Worth, TX; great grandchildren, Blaen Windham, Straley Windham, Shelby Beard, Abbie Beard, and Heath Beard. Memorial services have been scheduled for 11:00 A.M., Saturday, May 15, 2010 at Ellis Funeral Home with Reverend David Johnson officiating.

  • Bettye Jo's Obituary:

    Bettye Windham, of Midland, passed away Sunday, July 2, 2006.

    She was born March 9, 1923 to John R. Taylor and Lillie Mae Moore in Silsbee, Texas. On July 21, 1943, Bettye married James T. Windham in Enid, Oklahoma. The family lived on their ranch south of Midland before moving to town. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Midland.

    Bettye is survived by her husband, James T. Windham; children, Carol L. Windham and J. Kennard Windham; grandchildren, Amy Windham-Reed, Mindy Beard, K.C. Windham and Maggie Windham; great-grandchildren, Blaen Windham, Straley Windham, Shelbi Beard, Abbey Beard and Heath Beard.

    Memorial services have been scheduled for 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at Ellis Funeral Home Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Ellis Funeral Home.

  • On the marriage record, John's middle initial is "D".

  • John owned land in the Midland area of Texas, much of it with producing oil wells.  He was a multi-millionaire.

  • John was shot and killed by his brother Ernest R. WindhamHere is the news article the day after the tragic event occurred. Ernest always maintained that the shooting was an accident.

  • County/State Abbreviations:
    CallTX - Callahan County, TX
    MidlTX - Midland County, TX

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