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Sent: Friday, January 21, 2005 7:58 AM
Subject: Re: Re: White Oak Cemetery
Here is the information about the
Philips family. In the 1920's, L. B. Philips and wife Ida, bought,
reserved, what ever was appropriate at the time, 12 lots for his family in the
White Oak Cemetery, established in 1905 in Porter, Texas, off old Humble
road, hwy. 59. He and his wife, placed a family name stone, which is
blue and white with "PHILIPS" in the middle. They also placed a wrought
iron step over fence- type rail around their lots. A cedar tree was also
planted. Two large cement pots were on either side of the entry way name
stone. Sometime in the 70's, the rail was removed, the two pots,
removed, and the family has had to pay to bury anyone in the lots. We
were told that the caretaker needed the lots cleared to mow the grass.
Since, the footstones are sunk in the ground and we have had to dig them
up and several vases, connected to the monuments were broken. Not a very
good "caretaker" associated, I would think. The spelling of the name
Philips was changed in the late 1930's, when the family relocated to West
Columbia, TX, due to L. B.'s job transfer with Humble Oil Co. (Texas
Clyde Walker Philips( Phillips)
B. October 10, 1923 in Humble, Texas T. Sgt. 211 Base Unit Army Air
Force World War II AM and 3
OLC D. July 22, 1954 Automobile accident Ganado, Texas, Jackson Co.
L. B. Philips( Phillips) B. May 28, 1883 in Hazel,
(ghost town now) Montgomery Co Texas .
D. May 16, 1960 Cancer Ganado, Texas, Jackson Co
Ida Ethel Beard Philips( Phillips) B. December 28, 1888 in a
covered wagon inside Tx-La. state line
D. December 24, 1980Heart attack Wharton Co. El Campo, Texas
Doris Jean Philips( Phillips) B. December 10, 1927 Humble, Harris Co.,
Texas D. October 15, 1986 Houston, Harris Co., Texas Down's
Syndrome, organ failure
Left side of Double Headstone,
"Burns" Raystell B. March 15,1913 D. March 19, 1999
side of double headstone,
Burns Marie( Phillips ) B. March 18, 1915 Humble, TX D. June
3, 1999 Bexar Co. Cancer
Lots# 7 & 8 are empty
Left side of Double Headstones, "Hamlington" James Sr. B. July 4, 1906 D.
April 3, 1981 Heart
Right side of double headstones, Hamlington Gladys Love( Phillips) (Sorrells,
Kostelnik) B. May 4, 1918
Humble, Harris Co., Texas D. December 1,1997 Edna, Jackson Co., TX
Severe dehydration, Alzheimer's disease
Leroy Lynch B. June 18, 1910 D. January 27, 1982 Cancer
Florence ( Phillips) (McShan) Lynch B. January 3, 1917 Humble,
Harris Co., Texas D. May 31, 1981, El Campo, Wharton Co., Texas Organ
I would like to have my name added to the contact list for this cemetery
and Enloe in Porter, Texas. I am a sixth generation Needham in Porter. Other
relatives are Sherrouse, Moore, Blunt and Cheairs.
My name is Jerry Gay Sr.
Date: 10/24/04 21:42:06
Subject: RE: Contact for
"Oakley ( and or) " White Oak " Cemetery
I have many family members, Philips, Phillips, Hamlington, Hobbs, Fulmer,
Cluskey, Lynch, Burns, and others by marriage.