100 - Sue Evelyn Rattan - Melissa Cemetery - Melissa, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 17.246 W 096° 35.153
14S E 724808 N 3685751
Quick Description: Sue Evelyn Rattan was born the year that Oklahoma became a state. She is buried with her parents in historic Melissa Cemetery, Melissa, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2021 7:54:56 PM
Waymark Code: WM13VB3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Max and 99
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Long Description:
Ms. Rattan's final resting place is marked by a modern, gray granite headstone. The family name, "Rattan" is on the reverse, and on the front is this inscription:

Sue Evelyn

July 20, 1907
December 14, 2007

"Miss Sue"
Inspirational Teacher


Ms. Rattan has quite the pedigree: Her great-great-grandfather, Thomas Hempstead Rattan, was an early area pioneer who came to Texas in 1840. The Rattan family was linked to another pioneer family, the Throckmortons, by Thomas's sister, Ann, who married James Webb Throckmorton, future Governor of Texas. Mr. Throckmorton's father, Dr. William Edward Throckmorton, was the namesake for both the city and county of Throckmorton, TX, and the name can still be seen on a nearby road.

"Inspirational Teacher" is a nod to her having not only been a teacher in the Anna ISD (just north of here) for 38 years, but also having served as a Sunday school teacher at the First United Methodist Church in Anna.
Location of Headstone: Melissa Cemetery

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