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

Samuel Robert WINDHAM "Sam"

Born Apr 12, 1893. Oplin, CallTX
Died Jul 6, 1964, Abilene, TaylTX, age 71

Buried: Tecumseh Cemetery, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 31009456
Father: Tom WINDHAM

Mother: Laura L. JONES

Married ?

Pearl Mae WATSON

Born: Jul 28, 1909, Fort Smith, SebaAR
Died: Jul 1, 1994, TX

Buried: Tecumseh Cemetery, CallTX

Find-A-Grave 31009428

Father: Lewis M. WATSON

Mother: Mollie ?

Children:
 

1. Robert Lee WINDHAM (b. Dec 8, 1925; d. Nov 27, 1998, TX)

  • m. Ida Virginia MCWHORTER (b. Mar 1930) on Dec 1, 1945

Children:

  1. Johnny Robert WINDHAM (b. Mar 12, 1952; d. Jun 28, 1996, CallTX; Find-A-Grave 32332630)

  2. Jeannie WINDHAM
    m. Billy WILSON

  3. Jimmy Mac WINDHAM (b. Oct 1, 1956; d. Dec 28, 1974, age 18; Find-A-Grave 31009325)

Notes:

  • Ida Virginia's parents were Mr. and Mrs. Alex MCWHORTER.

  • My mother, Elsie Straley Durham, was best friends with Lucille McWhorter and her brother Lloyd McWhorter. This family was known to be not related to Ida's family.

  • Jimmy Mac Windham was killed in pickup accident in Comanche, Texas.

Billy Ray Windham

Rita Williams Windham

2. Billy Ray WINDHAM (b. Aug 17, 1927; d. Feb 23, 2007, Abilene, TaylTX; Find-A-Grave 18064355)

Children:

  1. Private

  2. Private

Notes:

  • Billy Ray served in the U. S. Army following WWII, and, at one point, lived in Wyoming.

  • Billy Ray and Rita (Williams) Windham lived, farmed and ranched outside of Oplin, Texas for years.

Howard Newton Windham

3. Howard Newton WINDHAM (b. Aug 20, 1929; d. Jan 25, 1950, age 19; Find-A-Grave 31009263)
 

Notes:

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4. Infant WINDHAM (b. & d. Dec 9, 1931 - online birth record)
 

Notes:

5. Bailey Anson WINDHAM (b. Dec 9, 1932; d. Jun 21, 1953, age 20; Find-A-Grave 31009022)

  • m. Charlyn Lavern JOHNSON

Notes:

6. Tommy Samuel WINDHAM  (b. April 11, 1934 - online birth record; d. May 16, 1999, TX; Find-A-Grave 7366013)

  • m. Gwyn MCADEN (b. Sep 30, 1943) in June, 1959

Children:

  1. Private

  2. Private

Notes:

  • Lived in Athens, TX.

  • Tommy's obituary:
    Services for Tommy S. Windham, 65, of Athens are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at Foster & Brown Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry McAden officiating. Burial will follow at Shelby Chapel Cemetery.  Mr. Windham died May 16, 1999, at his residence.

    He was born April 11, 1934, in Oplin to Sam and Pearl Watson Windham and was a member of Bois D'Arc Baptist Church. Mr. Windham married Gwyn McAden in June, 1959. He was a retired truck driver, owner and operator of the Windham Transportation Company and lived in Athens for 35 years, moving to the area from West Texas. Mr. Windham was successful in the registered Yorkshire Hog Industry and showed a grand champion Yorkshire Barrow of the World Series of Swine in Austin, Minn. Mr. Windham was an avid collector and breeder of exotic waterfowl and a loving and caring grandfather.

    Mr. Windham is survived by his wife, Gwyn Windham of Athens; daughter and son-in-law, Christi Lyn and Thomas Goodell of Athens; son and daughter-in-law, Dusty and Stacie Windham of Athens; grandchildren, Stormi Kugle, Kelsey Windham, Hannah Windham and Sunni Goodell, all of Athens; one future grandchild; and brother, Billy Ray Windham of Oplin.
    Pallbearers will be Jason McAden, Greg McAden, Jimmy Mitchell, Jerry Wright, Mike Davidson and Dewayne Phillips. 

Hal Dean "Tooter" Windham

7. Hal Dean WINDHAM "Tooter" (b. Feb 8, 1938, Oplin, CallTX; d. Sep 5, 1997, TX, age 59; Find-A-Grave 61408139)

  • m. Brenda Gail RAY

Children:

  1. Jeffery Lynn WINDHAM (b. May 9, 1963; d. Dec 31, 2009, Valley Mills, BosqTX, age 47; Find-A-Grave 46234247)

  2. Tammy Jo WINDHAM (m. Wade WHITMIRE)

Notes:

  • Hal was nicknamed and went by "Tooter".

  • Hal's obituary:
    Hal Dean Windham Hal Dean Windham, 59, of Oplin, died Friday in a local hospital. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. today in Tecumseh Cemetery with Paige Baize officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home.

    Mr. Windham was born in Oplin and married Brenda Ray in 1960 in Baird. He farmed and ranched in Callahan County and was a member of the Church of Christ.

    Survivors include his wife, of Oplin; one son, Jeff Windham of Valley Mills; one daughter, Tammy Jo Windham of Valley Mills; three brothers, Robert Windham of Eula, Billy Ray Windham of Oplin and Tommy Windham of Athens, Texas; and one grandchild.

 

8. Virginia Lee WINDHAM "Ginger" (b. Aug 20, 1941; d. Sep 13, 1978; Find-A-Grave 31009478)
 

Notes:

  • She went by "Ginger"

  • Ginger Windham's grave marker reads "Earth has no sorrow that heaven can't heal."

 

9. Winnie Joan WINDHAM (b. Sep 12, 1943; d. Aug 15, 1986; Find-A-Grave 31006975)

  • m. Michael ODOM

Notes:

  • She went by "Joan".

J. D. Windham

10. J. D. WINDHAM (b. Nov 29, 1945, Oplin, CallTX; d. Jun 19, 1961, Abilene, TaylTX, age 15; Find-A-Grave 31009342)
 

Notes:

  • J.D. was killed as a car he was in was overturned. J. D. Windham was thrown from the car and flew into a nearby barbed-wire fence. He bled to death before help could arrive.  He was 15.

  • On J. D.'s death certificate, his mother lists "Sam D. Windham" as his father.

 
Notes:
  • Pearl Windham remarried in ? to Mr. BUCHANAN.
  • County/State Abbreviations:
    BosqTX - Bosque County, TX
    CallTX - Callahan County, TX
    HendTX - Henderson Co, TX
    SebaAR - Sebastian County, TX
    TaylX - Taylor County, TX
     

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