Saturday, November 26, 2016

1896 :: Death of J.E. Baumgarten



Dallas Morning News. Rockdale, Tex., Nov. 20. -- The dead body of J.E. Baumgarten, with the top of the head blown off and a shotgun beside the body, was found in his room this afternoon by the man's two motherless boys, 9 and 11 years of age. The aged father and two children had lived together and kept a small grocery store. Austin Weekly Statesman, November 26, 1896 

Thursday, November 24, 2016

1960 :: Grave of Lawson Woods



. . . Some slaves are buried near their masters. Most of these graves are unmarked but one simple monument erected by a white friend marks the grave of Lawson Woods, a former slave of the Wilson - Sampson family. The Cameron Herald (Cameron, Tex.), Vol. 101, No. 35, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 24, 1960