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Emily Lucinda (Hubbard) Corker

1860 - 1939

Source:  Burnet Bulletin, Thursday, 22 June 1939


Mrs. O. O. Corker, pioneer and beloved woman of Burnet, was called by death at this place last Wednesday, June 14th, 1939. The funeral service was held at the W. Northington Funeral Home Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Buren Sparks, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Burial was at the Odd Fellows Cemetery. The pallbearers were Dale Corker, Ralph Smith, Randolph Gillum, Howard Gillum, Arnold B. Hughes, Howard Lindell, Ed Craddock, and Henry Zimmerman. The flower girls were Mary Alice Rucker, Francis Sparks, Margaret Dodson and Perry Schooley. Mrs. O.B. Zimmerman was in charge of the music, with Mrs. Oscar Lowe at the piano.

Mrs. Corker is survived by her husband, [Orville Orlander]; three daughters, Mrs. O.A. Riggs [Olivia Mae] of Burnet; Mrs. W. H. Smith [Liza Mary] of Burnet; Mrs. John L. Gibbs [Lilly Dell] of Ft. Worth; two sons, Ross Corker of Houston; Bob Corker of Nevada

Mrs. Corker was born in McCulloch County, Texas, on March 8th, 1860, making her at the time of her death 79 years, 3 months and 6 days of age. Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbard, and her mother was a daughter of Logan Vandeveer, one of the outstanding men of the early history of this section of Texas. He came to Burnet county in 1849, and was a member of the committee appointed to create Burnet county in 1852. Logan Vanderveer was a man of great personal bravery and was often called upon to settle disputes with the Indians. He was a Mexican War veteran and was badly wounded at the Battle of San Jacinto. The history of the town of Burnet is entwined with the name of Logan Vandeveer and his name will always live in the annals of this section of Texas.

Mrs. Corker was born long before the Indian depredations ceased in Burnet and adjoining counties, when the lives of the citizens were in constant danger from the marauding red man. No family of people had more to do in bringing safety and civilization to this part of Texas than her forbears, and she was a worthy descendent of them, honored and respected by all who knew her.

Every one loved Mrs. Corker. She possessed one of those rare, sweet characters that endeared her to all with whom she came in contact. The writer never knew her intimately, but when we would meet, the pleasure of such would be remembered. The children and grandchildren of this good woman revere her memory as one of their most cherished possessions, and such will remain with them so long as life lasts. They have the profound sympathy of every person in this community in their bereavement.

Those from a distance to attend the funeral were:

Mr. and Mrs. Ross D. Corker of Houston
Mr. and Mrs. John L. Gibbs and daughters of Ft. Worth
Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Nicholson of San Antonio
Mrs. R.M. Dawson of San Antonio
Mrs. Hilda Vernor of San Antonio
Mr. Percy Starr of San Antonio
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Howard and sons of San Antonio
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gillum of Georgetown
Randolph, Howard, and Jack Gillum, Jr. of Georgetown
George C. Hester of Georgetown
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lindell of Taylor
Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Hughes of Austin
Miss Nancy Riggs of Austin
Mr. and Mrs. Dale Corker of Marble Falls
Mrs. Lou Merchison of Hayden, Arizona
Mrs. Ella Matern of Fairland
Mrs. R. Bouchard of Austin
Mrs. Alice Fredrich of Austin
Henry, Earnest and Harry Bouchard of Austin
Miss Ada Fowler of Marble Falls
Mrs. A.L. Nanney of Marble Falls
Rev. James Bunton of Marble Falls
Mrs. Boyd Corker of Austin
Mrs. Wilkes Lacy of Austin

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