Joseph Leander (J L) Eiland Family


Joseph Leander (J L) Eiland Family

Husband: Joseph Leander (J L) Eiland

Born: 19 Nov 1882at: Montgomery, Montgomery Co, Al
Married: 19 Oct 1902at: Eagle Lake, , Tx
Died: 27 Mar 1965at: Houston, Harris Co, Tx
Buried: at: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (IOOF), Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Father: Thomas Jefferson Eiland
Mother: Ruth Mariah Thomas

Wife: Willie Hazell

Born: 01 Oct 1883at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 15 Apr 1969at: Houston, Harris Co, Tx
Buried: at: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (IOOF), Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Father: John Samuel Hazell
Mother: Missouri Anna (Annie) Holder


Name: Charles Vernon Eiland
Born: 27 Jul 1903at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 21 Mar 1991at: Houston, Harris Co, Tx
Buried: at: Woodlawn Garden of Memories, Houston, Harris Co, Tx
Spouses: Amie Ruth Robertson  

Name: Emory James Eiland
Born: 19 Jul 1905at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 13 May 1991at: Magnolia, Montomery Co, Tx
Buried: at: Bushdale Cemetery, Milam Co, Tx
Spouses: Freida Doss  Lucy May Moore  

Name: Anna Iona Eiland
Born: 07 Sep 1907at: Fletcher, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 04 Oct 1999at: Katy, Fort Bend Co, Tx
Buried: at: Magnolia Cemetery, Katy, Tx
Spouses: Claude Oscar (Bill) Pruett  

Name: Joseph Otis Eiland
Born: 06 Apr 1909at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 30 Nov 1994at: Conroe, Montgomery Co, Tx
Buried: at: Earthman Resthaven Cemetery Houston, Harris Co, Tx
Spouses: Olla Bee Caloway  

Name: Willie Lucile Eiland
Born: 01 Oct 1910at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 01 Jul 1921at: 
Buried: at: Salty Cemetery, Milam Co, Tx

Name: Avis Raye Eiland
Born: 08 Dec 1912at: Fletcher, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 08 Nov 2005at: Oak Lawn Cemetery
Buried: at: Oak Lawn Cemetery
Spouses: Joe Sanford "Hootie" Yoakum  

Name: Edna Mae Eiland
Born: 18 Jul 1914at: Gay Hill, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 18 Oct 2009at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Albert Joseph (Pat) Dubois  

Name: William Nolan Eiland
Born: 23 Aug 1916at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 21 Jun 2007at: Spring, Harris Co, Tx
Buried: at: Earthman Resthaven Cemetery Houston, Harris Co, Tx
Spouses: Louise Ann Foltin  

Name: Laura Nell Eiland
Born: 12 Aug 1918at: Gay Hill, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 30 Dec 2005at: Temple, Bell Co, Tx
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Milam Dennis (Tom) Hill  

Name: Elsie Lorena Eiland
Born: 04 Nov 1920at: 
Died: 25 Nov 1920at: 
Buried: at: Salty Cemetery, Milam Co, Tx

Name: Curtis Paul Eiland
Born: 23 Feb 1924at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Died: 30 Jan 2013at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Kathryn Margaret Skeeters  Eva Jean Brumbelow Smith  

Name: Floyd Wayne Eiland
Born: 08 Apr 1928at: Tanglewood, Lee Co, Tx
Died: 19 Mar 2000at: Austin, Travis Co, Tx
Buried: at: Salty Cemetery, Milam Co, Tx
Spouses: Glorine Cecila Proske  

More Information:

About Joseph Leander (J L) Eiland:

Name: J. L. Eiland
Death Date: 27 Mar 1965
Death Place: Houston, Harris, Texas
Gender: Male
Race: White
Death Age: 81 years
Birth Date: 19 Nov 1883
Birthplace: Montgomery, Alabama
Marital Status: Married
Father's Name: Thomas J. Eiland
Mother's Name: Myra Thomas
Occupation: Farmer
Place of Residence: Rockdale, Milams, Texas
Cemetery: Rockdale Cemetery
Burial Place: Rockdale, Texas
Burial Date: 27 Mar 1965

Registered for WWI draft, Milam Co, Tx
Thomas Jefferson, age 83, was living with Joe Eiland during the 1920 census.
All of Joe and Willie's children were taught how to be independent at an early age. They were people who cared for other people and this was taught to their children by their example. Joe operated a "Beef Club" that butchered one calf each week to provide fresh beef to about 20 OR 25 families each week. Each family furnished one calf over this 20-25 week period to pay for their share of the beef received. This was a way for the people of the community to have fresh meat during the hot summer months when meat could not be kept for very long periods. Willie used money from her yearly turkey crop to buy Sunday School materials for the Sunday School that she taught at the Gay Hill community school house since there was no church building in the community. Joe operated the first school bus to bring the Gay Hill school children into Rockdale High School in 1936 so they could finish their senior year of high school.

1930 United States Federal Census
Home in 1930: Precinct 1, Harris, Texas
J L Eiland 46 , night watchman, tool company
Willie Eiland 46
Avis Ray Eiland 17 , Salesgirl, Dept Store
Edna Mae Eiland 15 , Salesgirl, Dept Store
Nolan Eiland 13
Laura Eiland 11
Curtiss Eiland 6
Floyd Eiland 2

1920 United States Federal Census
Home in 1920: Justice Precinct 4, Milam, Texas
J L Eiland 36
Willie Eiland 36
Vernon Eiland 16
Emory Eiland 14
Inos Eiland 12
Otis Eiland 10
Lucile Eiland 8
Anise Ray Eiland 6
Edna May Eiland 5
Nolan Eiland 3
Laura Eiland 2 [2 2/12]
T J Eiland 83

1910 United States Federal Census
Home in 1910: Justice Precinct 4, Milam, Texas
J L Emond 20 [26]
Willie Emond 26
Verna Emond 6
Emery Emond 11
Lona Emond 2
Odel Emond 1

About Willie Hazell:

Name: Willie Eiland
Death Date: 12 Apr 1969
Death Place: Houston, Harris, Texas
Gender: Female
Race: White
Death Age: 85 years
Estimated Birth Date:
Birth Date: 01 Oct 1883
Birthplace: Milam County, Texas
Marital Status: Widowed
Father's Name: John Hazel
Mother's Name: Annie Holder
Occupation: Housewife
Place of Residence: Houston, Harris, Texas
Cemetery: I.O.O.F. Cemetery
Burial Place: Rockdale, Milam, Texas
Burial Date: 14 Apr 1969

Willie and Linnie went to a German school through the 4th grade. Then the government shut down all German schools in the area.

Eiland, Mrs. Willie Hazel (Joe) of Houston. Age 85. Died 4/1969 (in paper 4/17/1969). Services held (Monday) in Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home Chapel in Rockdale. Burial in IOOF Cemetery in Rockdale. Rev. Floyd Durham of Houston officiated. She was born Willie Hazel on 10/01/1883 in the Bushdale Comm. near Rockdale. Married Joe Eiland on 10/19/1902. Preceded in death by her husband in 1965, Also 3 children. Survivors: 6 sons, Emory, Vernon, Odis, Nolan, and Curtis all of Houston and Floyd Eiland of Austin. 4 daughters, Mrs. Iona Rreutt of Alief, Mrs. Avis Rae Yoakum of Dallas, Mrs Edna Mae Dubouis of Houston and Mrs. Laura Hill of Temple; brother Alvia Hazel of Tomball; 2 sisters, Mrs. Pearl Harris Austin and Mrs. Elsie Hirt of Thorndale; 32 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Revised: 16-Aug-16  05:40 PM