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330. John Preston SPRINGER (William Dennis , Dennis , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born on 22 Jun 1891 in Henrietta, Texas. He died on 28 Oct 1969 in New Braunfels, Comal County, Texas.

John married (1) Nellie HAVENS. Nellie was born in 1892.

They had the following children:

+ 759 M i William Preston SPRINGER
+ 760 F ii Bonnie Wynell SPRINGER
+ 761 M iii Roy SPRINGER
+ 762 F iv Ruth SPRINGER

John also married (2) Hattie Ellie KING.

They had the following children:

  763 M v Gerald Glenn SPRINGER
  764 M vi Dennis SPRINGER
  765 M vii Ivan Eugene SPRINGER
  766 F viii Donna Jo SPRINGER

334. Martha Leota SPRINGER (William Dennis , Dennis , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born on 14 Jun 1902 in Jack County, Texas. She died on 10 Jan 1969 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

Martha married Frank BRENNEIS. Frank was born on 22 Jan 1898. He died in Nov 1971 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

They had the following children:

  767 M i Jack BRENNEIS was born on 9 Mar 1929. He died on 5 Jun 1990 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.

335. Edna Tacoma SPRINGER (William Dennis , Dennis , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born on 15 May 1907 in Antelope, Jack County, Texas. She died on 16 Aug 1994 in Big Spring, Howard County, Texas.

In 1993 she wrote to her grandson - Kelly Eugene Draper - a fourteen page
letter and parts of it are copied here: "As the Christmas season is here again, it brings back so many memories of times, both at Christmas and other times in my life. I will try to share a few of them with you. I was born (Edna Tacoma Springer) on May 15, 1907 in Antelope in Jack County, Texas. I was the youngest of seven children - four brothers and two sisters. My oldest brother's name was William Benjamin, the next one John Preston, then my sister Lillian, the next one Dennis, then Roy Hughes we know as "Bill" then Martha Leota nicknamed "Pat". I never knew any of my father's family except one uncle. Uncle John Springer. The rest of his family all died before I was born. Uncle John never married. He lived with us most of the time, but did haul freight in West Texas in the late 1800's - early 1900's. My mother's maiden name was Minnie Edna Hughes. Her father was killed by a horse falling on him when she was two years old. Her brother Uncle John Hughes was born soon after his death. Grandmother, we called her "Mammy", taught school to make a living for them. Then when Mama was four years old, Mammy married Benjamin Deckard Uselton. We called him "Pa". He was shot in the arm in the Civil War, a confederate soldier, taken prisoner. He later escaped, but his arm was not treated so it was shrunken and his hand was stiff. He was so good to all of us as we grew up. After I started to school I stayed with them when it was cold and bad. We lived about three miles from school, walked part of the time, but went in a buggy most of the time. Mammy and Pa lived about a half mile from Antelope and school. Pa would take me to school in the buggy and would be there when school was out to get me. I loved to stay with them because I got all the attention. Mammy's maiden name was Martha Jane Wilson. Her father was a druggist in Waco. He sold all he had during the Civil War and got it all in Confederate money, all in cash. Of course, after the war it was worthless and he didn't live long after that.Uncle John Hughes and wife Aunt Belle had a large family. I really did like to go to their house, so many cousins to play with, some older and some younger than me. They lived at Jacksboro, not over twenty five or thirty miles from us, but it took nearly all day to go in the buggy or wagon. They had a tank of water near the house and we kids would fish for crawdads, using a string and a bent pin, with a piece of bacon on it for bait. We always caught a bunch and Aunt Belle let us cook the tails. We kids ate them and thought they were good. I'm sure that we made a mess but what fun we had. At Christmas time I remember how excited we would get, looking forward to Santa Claus coming. We had a big fire place, all the heat we had except the wood cook stove. On Christmas morning our Daddy would get the fire going and start calling "Christmas Gift". We would jump and hurry to see what Santa brought. We didn't get a lot like children do now, but we didn't know the difference. We were so proud of what we did get, fruit, nuts and candy and maybe one or two other things. I usually got a little china doll from Santa. sometimes Mammy and Pa gave me a doll. They always came to our house for Christmas. We got to go to town on Christmas Eve to do our shopping. We didn't have much money to spend, but what fun we had trying to get something for everyone. Maybe a nickel handkerchief for the grown ups, or even a pretty picture postcard. I think that we enjoyed Christmas as much then as kids do now, maybe even more, for we didn't get things all year like they do now. I can remember going to town with Mama (Pat and I). She would give us a nickel and we would buy nickel's worth of candy, which was a pretty good little sack full. We would sit on the store porch and eat our candy while Mama shopped. Antelope had two general mercantile stores, a post office, blacksmith shop, and a Baptist and Methodist church. One time, I must have been four or five years old, but I can remember it well, I went to town with Mama in the buggy, just she and I. My Daddy had bought the horse a short time before, Mama had not driven him before that day. He got scared at something and started running. We were in a no-top buggy, so when Mama saw that she couldn't control the horse, she picked me up and climbed over the back of the seat and jumped out. Fortunately, neither of us was hurt. Some man saw it and ran the horse and buggy down, then drove us home. When I was eight years old my brother Ben's wife died when their second child was born, leaving two little boys, Forrest four years old and the little baby D. They lived on a ranch near Spur. Mama went out there on the train, and after the funeral she and Ben brought the little boys back home. Mama and Dad raised them so they seemed more like my little brothers than nephews. Later, Ben married again but didn't take the boys. Lillian married when I was about seven years old. She married a school teacher, John Glenn, he taught there in Antelope, but his home was in Duncan, Oklahoma so they went there to live. I really missed my big sister, for she took me with her so much. She didn't get to come home very often. It was a two days trip in the buggy. Mama and Pa and I went to see her one summer on the train. I thought that was a lot of fun. When I was ten years old we moved to Windthorst in Archer County. My Daddy bought a gin and small hotel there. It was a German community and nearly all Catholic. The only school there was taught by nuns and I had never seen a nun in my life. They wore black habits and I was scared to death of them. I was left handed and so the sisters made me change to my right hand. It was so hard, but if I thought the sister wasn't looking I would take the pencil in my left hand, but she would see me and she always had a ruler in her hand. She would tap me on the hand with it, not really hard but I was so scared that I kept on trying. They taught penmanship and I couldn't do the exercises with my left hand and so I finally became right handed, for writing only. I would go home and cry but my mother wouldn't interfere. In those days the teacher was always right. Pat married while we lived there. She married Frank Brenneis. He was Catholic, the priest wouldn't marry them unless she became Catholic, so they ran off and got married. They went to Duncan, Oklahoma to Lillian and John's. I missed Pat so much and didn't see her again for a long time. Then when I was sixteen we moved to Brownfield. It was the fall of 1923. We went in three covered wagons and it took us about three weeks to go. We met up with some other people who also had three covered wagons. They were moving to Ralls, Texas. One of the men was a veternarian and was going there to open up a practice. They had two girls, one my age and one older. At night we all got together and played games or built bon fires. We were young and had a good time. I hated to leave my friends at Windthorst. We wrote to one another for awhile, but then I began to make new friends so we finally stopped writing. When we first moved to Brownfield we didn't have a house. My folks had bought a half section of land without a house. They had to put in to cultivation for farming. We lived in a big tent and the covered wagons until we got a house built. They got it built pretty fast. We were happy to get into a house at last. Our nearest neighbors were the Harreds. They had four girls, Ruth who is now Ruth Draper, Hallie, Edith and Hazel. We all rode the school bus together and were good friends. Hallie and I were the same age and in the same grade at school, so we were close friends. There were not many things to go to for entertainment. We had parties at different houses and it was understood that all who knew about it were invited. They were usually planned at school, as no one had telephones. We played different games and had a good time. I didn't go with many boys. There was one boy who my mother didn't object to me going with. I didn't like him much, but would go with him in order to get to go. About a year after we went there the Drapers came. They lived about two miles down the road from us. Mr & Mrs Draper and two boys, Roy & Otis. All the girls wanted to go with the new boys in the community. I didn't meet them for some time. Ruth liked Otis and I didn't think much about either one of them. Roy went with a neighbor girl some. She was a friend of mine also. In the summer all denominations held revivals under a big tabernacle. One night Roy and this neighbor girl and her younger sister came by and asked me to go to the revival, this tabernacle was in Brownfield. I went and rode in the back seat with little sister. When we got back to my house Roy said he would walk to the door with me. When we got to the door he asked me for a date the next night. I went with him. Just the two of us back to the revival. Neither of us ever went with anyone else after that. When this neighbor girl saw his car leave that evening (it was before dark) she climbed up on the windmill and saw him stop at our house. We were married the next January 21, 1926. Otis and Ruth married later that year. We lived in a little house near the Draper's. Roy had furnished it. We didn't have much furniture, but we were happy. We went to our house right after we married. It was cold and snow still on the ground and with nothing but dirt roads we couldn't go anywhere. William David Draper was born in that little house on Sept. 27,1930. We lived there until he was three years old, moved close to Brownfield and lived there until he was five years old and then moved to another place near Brownfield where Bill started to school. Then we moved to town for a year and then we moved to Lubbock. We bought a house in Lubbock on the same street and same block where the Simpsons lived". Edna Tacoma Springer Draper died on August 16, 1994.

Edna married Eugene Roy DRAPER on 21 Jan 1926 in Brownfield, Terry County, Texas. Eugene was born on 17 Dec 1893 in Jefferson County, Alabama. He died on 26 May 1948 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+ 768 M i William David DRAPER Sr

346. Clarence Don SPRINGER (Jesse Comer , Patrick M C , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born on 28 Aug 1882 in McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 20 Sep 1953 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon and was buried in Sep 1953 in Harlan, Benton County, Oregon.

Clarence married Bonnie Nell HEARE, daughter of Franklin Pierce HEARE and Texana CANTRELL, on 31 Dec 1906 in Miami, Roberts County, Texas. Bonnie was born on 3 Mar 1885 in Gainsville, Cooke County, Texas. She died on 7 Jan 1971 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon and was buried in Harlan, Benton County, Oregon.

They had the following children:

  769 M i Cecil Don SPRINGER was born on 4 Oct 1911 in Detroit, Marion County, Oregon. He died on 1 Jan 1982 in Corvallis, Benton County, Oregon.
  770 M ii Winfred Heare SPRINGER
        Winfred married Ruth MARCUM.
  771 F iii Pauline Virginia SPRINGER was born on 30 May 1916 in Sweet Home, Linn County, Oregon. She died on 9 May 1950 in Harlan, Benton County, Oregon.
  772 M iv Dan SPRINGER
        Dan married (1) Eleanor Katherine GABLER.
        Dan also married (2) Elsie Thompson HOWARD.
  773 M v Thad SPRINGER
        Thad married Beverly Jean SCHMID.

347. Grover Cleveland SPRINGER (Jesse Comer , Patrick M C , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born on 23 Aug 1884 in McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 18 Aug 1941 in Miami, Roberts County, Texas and was buried in Miami, Roberts County, Texas.

Grover married Georgia May TOTTY on 23 Feb 1908 in Mobeetie, Wheeler County, Texas. Georgia was born on 4 Aug 1893 in Sunset, Montague County, Texas. She died on 15 Jul 1951 in Dumas, Moore County, Texas and was buried in Miami, Roberts County, Texas.

They had the following children:

+ 774 M i Andrew Burton SPRINGER

362. Vonley M SPRINGER (Phillip Franklin , Patrick M C , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born in 1903 in McNairy County, Tennessee. He died on 3 Aug 1992 in Alcorn County, Mississippi.

Vonley married Waltha Mae YOUNG.

They had the following children:

  775 F i Rheba Ann SPRINGER
  776 M ii Kenneth SPRINGER
  777 F iii Lillian Dale SPRINGER
  778 F iv Carolyn M SPRINGER

363. Julia A SPRINGER (John William , Aron Thomas , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born in Nov 1873.

Julia married John Robert GOOCH on 28 Nov 1894 in McNairy County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  779 M i Robert B GOOCH was born in Feb 1898.
  780 M ii GOOCH was born in 1900.

366. Thomas Thurmond LATTA (Malissa Ann (Lizzie) SPRINGER , Aron Thomas , Ezekiel , Dennis ) was born in Sep 1888 in Tennessee. He died in 1959 in McNairy County, Tennessee and was buried in Gravel Hill, McNairy County, Tennessee.

Thomas married Lillie HAMM. Lillie was born in 1888. She died in 1957.

They had the following children:

  781 M i Basil LATTA was born in 1909. He died in 1966.
        Basil married Ruth LUSK. Ruth was born in 1907. She died in 1974.
  782 M ii Hugh LATTA

391. William Presley HILLHOUSE (John Jefferson HILLHOUSE , Elmira Matilda ALSUP , Eleanor SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 22 Nov 1873 in Tennessee. He died on 11 Sep 1958 in Giles County, Tennessee and was buried in Minor Hill Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee.

William married Lillie FOUST on 28 Aug 1901 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. Lillie was born in Aug 1882 in Tennessee. She died in Giles County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  783 F i Agnes HILLHOUSE
  784 F ii Mary Ann HILLHOUSE
        Mary married Robert ROPER. Robert was born about 1900. He died about 1952 in Giles County, Tennessee and was buried in Minor Hill Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee.
  785 F iii Mima Othella HILLHOUSE was born on 12 Jul 1902. She died on 9 Apr 1991 in Franklin, Williamson County, Tennessee and was buried in Deerfield Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
        Mima married John Meredith MORRISON on 24 Oct 1920 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. John was born on 29 Dec 1897. He died on 19 May 1957 in Giles County, Tennessee and was buried in Deerfield Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  786 F iv Laura Esther HILLHOUSE was born on 3 Feb 1907. She died on 12 Mar 1996 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee.

On November 14, 1928, Laura and Presley lived at Minor Hill, Giles County, Tennessee when they lost all in a house fire that originated in a chimney flue.
        Laura married Presley Toy MALONE on 18 Dec 1925 in Giles County, Tennessee. Presley was born on 9 Jun 1901 in Giles County, Tennessee. He died on 16 Oct 1981 in Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Giles County, Tennessee.
  787 F v Mildred HILLHOUSE
        Mildred married Jack Corbin WILSON. Jack died on 1 Oct 1997.

392. Estelle HILLHOUSE (John Jefferson HILLHOUSE , Elmira Matilda ALSUP , Eleanor SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 30 Jul 1876 in Tennessee. She died on 5 Jul 1946 in Webb, Tallahatchie County, Mississippi.

Estelle married Neal M GLOVER on 5 Apr 1899 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  788 M i Arthur GLOVER

393. George Merrit HILLHOUSE (John Jefferson HILLHOUSE , Elmira Matilda ALSUP , Eleanor SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 17 Apr 1879 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 27 Feb 1929 in Lawrence County, Tennessee and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

George married Nannie Bell DURRETT. Nannie was born on 3 Jun 1879 in Tennessee. She died on 4 Jun 1950 in Lawrence County, Tennessee and was buried in Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  789 M i Theo HILLHOUSE was born on 7 May 1902 in Tennessee. He died on 4 Oct 1961 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
        Theo married Ethel Marie COCKE about 1935. Ethel was born on 29 Dec 1906. She died on 29 Aug 1969 in Lawrence County, Tennessee and was buried in Mimosa Cemetery, Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  790 M ii Noah HILLHOUSE was born on 27 Mar 1905. He died on 21 Jul 1982 in Lawrence County, Tennessee.
  791 M iii Chester Turner HILLHOUSE was born on 12 May 1907. He died in May 1985 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.
        Chester married Mattye NICHOLSON about 1930. Mattye was born on 24 Jul 1907. She died on 20 Jul 1992 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado.

394. Oscar HILLHOUSE (John Jefferson HILLHOUSE , Elmira Matilda ALSUP , Eleanor SPRINGER , Dennis ) was born on 12 Jan 1888 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 16 Aug 1966 in Lawrenceburg, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

Oscar married Alice Elmyra PARKER on 14 Dec 1914 in Giles County, Tennessee. Alice was born on 8 Jul 1891 in Tennessee. She died about Dec 1964.

They had the following children:

  792 M i Paul Denton HILLHOUSE
        Paul married Bertie Margie JACKSON.
  793 M ii Oswald Leon HILLHOUSE was born on 5 Dec 1915 in Lawrence County, Tennessee. He died on 14 Aug 2000 and was buried in Fall River Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.
        Oswald married Carrie Bell SPRINGER. Carrie was born on 22 Oct 1917. She died on 12 Sep 1986 in Fall River, Lawrence County, Tennessee and was buried in Fall River Cemetery, Lawrence County, Tennessee.

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