Kinsearching April 16, 2006




Marleta Childs
P. O. Box 6825
LUBBOCK, TX 79493-6825

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     Due to the overwhelming response to the first two volumes of CZECH FAMILY HISTORIES, the Texas Czech Genealogical Society (TCGS) is gathering data for a third volume. September 1, 2006 is the deadline for submission of articles. Members of the society may send in material free of charge. For non-members there is a one time $30 submission fee (which is waived if a submitter chooses to join TCGS). Guidelines for writing articles and further information may be found online at or by contacting Charlene Hurta, 1231 CR 201-A, Angleton, TX 77515 (phone 979-849-0348; e-mail

     Information on deceased ministers and church members may sometimes be found in annual publications of various religious denominations. A list of "Our Sainted Dead," for example, appears in the JOURNAL OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE THIRTY-FIFTH ANNUAL SESSION OF THE NORTHWEST TEXAS CONFERENCE OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SOUTH, HELD AT GEORGETOWN, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 14 TO NOVEMBER 20, 1900. Edited and published for the Conference by Jerome DUNCAN, the publication was printed in Temple, TX, by Gresham Brothers in 1900.

     Having no pagination, the list follows page 37. It usually provides the person's name, year of death, and burial place.

Wm McKendree LAMBDIN, 1867, Waco
Isaac N. MULLENS, 1868, Waco
Jackson L. CRABB, 1868, Springfield
Guy C. McWILLIAMS, 1870, Acton
Jerome B. ANNIS, 1870, Waxahachie
Louis B. WHIPPLE, 1871, Waxahachie
Jesse M. BOYD, 1872, Marlin
Thomas J. HUDSON, 1873, Port Sullivan
Benjamin A. KEMP, 1873, Gatesville
R. B. WOMACK, 1875, Waxahachie
Wiley W. THOMAS, 1876, Wheelock
R. W. FLOURNOY, 1877, Waco
Jno E. AKIN, 1877, Graham
Wm L. KESTLER, 1878, Chatfield
Wm F. COMPTON, 1879, Avant Prairie
Drury WOMACK, 1879, Centreville (sic)
S. D. AKIN, 1880, Graham
J. R. WHITE, 1881, Calvert
T. W. HINES, 1881, Weatherford
J. T. PERRY, 1881, no place given
C. McGUIRE, 1881, Cameron
J. P. SNEED, 1881, Port Sullivan
Thomas J. BLACKBURNE, 1881, Palo Pinto
John A. CLARK, 1882, Jack County
Joseph PARKER, 1882, San Saba County

     (to be continued)