102 - Hattie Mae Langford McCleskey - Mount Zion Cemetery - Stephens County, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 35.474 W 098° 42.374
14S E 527568 N 3606010
Quick Description: Hattie Mae (Langford) McCleskey was born in 1893, the year that the public was shocked to discover that Sherlock Holmes had died just two years previously.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 1/13/2019 9:47:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMZWBX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
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Long Description:
Mrs. McCleskey's husband, James Turner McCleskey, was the son of the cemetery's benefactors, Ezekiel and Louisa McCleskey. The McCleskeys buried a relative here in 1879, and ultimately put the land aside as a public cemetery.

Mrs. McCleskey's modern, gray granite headstone has roses in the upper corners, and "In God's Care" is at the bottom. It reads:

Hattie Mae

July 15, 1893
Aug. 1, 1995


Significant events that occurred in her lifetime include:

1893 - The Mormon Temple is dedicated in Salt Lake City, after forty years of construction.
1903 - The first box of Crayola crayons is introduced, with eight colors. Was having that many a status symbol?
1913 - The Erector Set is patented. There doesn't appear to be an app for it in 2019.
1923 - Adolf Hitler is arrested for his leading role in the Beer Hall Putsch in Munich. Keep your eye on him.
1933 - Adolf Hitler becomes Chancellor of Germany.
1943 - John F. Kennedy becomes a war hero after the events of the sinking of the PT-109.
1953 - Jonas Salk announces his polio vaccine. Parents embrace it.
1963 - The Beatles release their first album, and a type of mania follows.
1973 - The last American soldier leaves Vietnam.
1983 - The space shuttle Challenger takes its maiden voyage.
1993 - Microsoft releases Windows for Workgroups.
1995 - Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols carry out a bombing in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.
Location of Headstone: Mount Zion Cemetery

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