109 - Stella Floy Day Pace - Owen Cemetery - Henderson County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 07.343 W 095° 50.117
15S E 232500 N 3557521
Quick Description: Stella Floy (Day) Pace was born the year that Lizzie Borden was acquitted of taking an axe to her parents.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/2/2019 1:25:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMZTDE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member woolsox
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Long Description:
Mrs. Pace outlived her husband, David Lloyd Pace, by nearly 63 years, and they share a headstone, near each of their parents. Made of red granite, it has the family name, "Pace", on both sides at the top, and on the front, there is a cross made of a rose with its leaves. Their respective panels read:

David Lloyd
Aug. 12, 1890
Oct. 31, 1937

Stella Floy Day
Sept. 5, 1893
Aug. 4, 2003

Her Findagrave page notes that she was honored as being the oldest recipient of the Family Land Heritage Program Award for having lived 100 years on the land on which she was born: Her parents had homesteaded in Athens just two years before her birth.

Significant events that occurred in her lifetime include:

1893 - Mao Zedong is born in Hunan Province, China.
1903 - Pius X becomes the 257th pope, and later, a saint.
1913 - Ford Motor Company opens up the first mass assembly line in Highland Park, MI.
1923 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding dies in August, spared from the fallout of the Teapot Dome scandal.
1933 - Millions of Americans toast the end of Prohibition.
1943 - Hans and Sophie Scholl, along with fellow White Rose member, Christoph Probst, are executed by the Nazis.
1953 - Hugh Hefner publishes the first issue of Playboy.
1963 - The Coca-Cola Company introduces its first diet drink, Tab cola.
1973 - The World Trade Center is officially dedicated.
1983 - "The Hitler Diaries" are published, but it doesn't take long to declare them to be forgeries.
1993 - The World Trade Center is bombed for the first time.
2003 - The invasion of Iraq begins the Iraq War.

Location of Headstone: Owen Cemetery

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