100 - Bessie Emma Richey Gaston - Spring Creek Cemetery - Cooke County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 33.056 W 097° 12.168
14S E 666846 N 3713811
Quick Description: Bessie Gaston was born in 1896, the year that Utah was finally admitted to the Union as the 45th state.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2013 8:57:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMHCC9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
Spring Creek Cemetery can be reached by following Spring Creek Rd west about two miles from I-35. Spring Creek Road is just slightly closer to Valley View than it is to Gainesville, but it's close to the halfway mark between the two cities.

Bessie's headstone is a modern one, of red granite, with a depiction of praying hands, flowers, and a Bible (or prayer book). The inscription is simple:

Bessie Emma
Richey Gaston

Apr. 15, 1896
Nov. 3, 1996

Wife of Lawrence Dye Gaston

Significant events in her lifetime include:

1896 - The Crash at Crush train wreck stunt is held in the vicinity of West, Texas.
1906 - Robert E. Howard, best known as the creator of Conan the Barbarian, is born in Peaster, TX on January 22.
1916 - German agents cause the Black Tom explosion in Jersey City, New Jersey, an act of sabotage destroying an ammunition depot and killing at least 7 people.
1926 - Harry Houdini dies from complications after a fan punches him in the stomach, unaware that Houdini hadn't prepared himself for the blow.
1936 - King Edward VIII of Great Britain abdicates to be with Mrs. Wallis Simpson.
1946 - The first Tupperware is sold in department and hardware stores.
1956 - The hard disk drive is invented by an IBM team led by Reynold B. Johnson.
1966 - An artificial heart is installed in the chest of Marcel DeRudder in a Houston, Texas hospital.
1976 - The United States of America celebrates its bicentennial.
1986 - The Soviet Union launches the Mir space station.
1996 - Dolly the sheep, the first mammal to be successfully cloned from an adult cell, is born at the Roslin Institute in Midlothian, Scotland.
Location of Headstone: Spring Creek Cemetery, Cooke County, TX

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