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William Rogers Atwood died 1939 Reagan County

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William Rogers Atwood died 1939 Reagan County

Posted: 4 Aug 2010 8:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Atwood, Costlow
William Rogers "Doc" Atwood is my G-G-Grandfather. His wife, Mary Alice Costlow, died approx 1915 in East Texas. Most likely in the Palestine area.
I have a record of him in the 1900 Census in Anderson County. I haven't found him in any of the following Census. His son Jack's WW1 registration card shows that William Rogers Atwood was living with his son in Granbury, Texas in 1918. The next record I have for Wm R Atwood is a death record in Reagan County, Texas.
Wm R Atwood was completely blind. So what brought him to Reagan County. I would love any info at all. I have personally explored the Stiles Cemetery and the Glen Rest cemetery and could not find a marked grave. I have a hunch that, based on the time from his last known address in Granbury and his death in Reagan County, that he came to the Reagan County area for oil field work. I believe the Santa Rita #1 was discovered in the mid-20's. Possibly a son came to work, so he brought the whole family? I don't know if he was living in Texon, but if so, where was the cemetery used by Texon?
My G-Grandmother, Sadie Lou Atwood Boland, had a very limited memory of her childhood.
I would love any info on this family, but I am especially interested in finding the grave sites for both William Rogers Atwood and his wife Mary Alice Costlow.

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