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Ella (Hays) Franklin Hardcastle

1883 - 1963

Source:  Vertical File, Herman Brown Free Library
Transcribed by JoAnn Myers, Jan 2000

Mrs. Ella Hardcastle Passes Away Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Hardcastle, a pioneer citizen of Bertram, was held at 4:00 p.m. Friday from the First Baptist Church in Bertram, with Rev. Wayne E. Dickerson of Austin, former pastor, and Rev. Jerome Duderstadt, pastor of the First Methodist Church officiating.

Interment was in Fall Creek Cemetery near Spicewood under direction of Edgar Funeral Home.

Mrs. Hardcastle was born Feb. 27, 1883. She was Miss Ella Hays before her marriage to Mr. William Eddman Franklin on December 8, 1904. Mr Franklin preceded her in death Feb. 6, 1925. She later was married to Enoch Hardcastle on July 28, 1927.

Mrs. Hardcastle died Wednesday, June 12th in an Austin hospital. She was a longtime resident of Bertram.

Survivors are
- three daughters,
.....Mrs. Carl Dickerson
.....Mrs. John Caddell both of Bertram
.....Mrs. S.D. Ratliff of Marble Falls
- three sons
.....William C. Franklin
.....James Ernest Franklin both of Bertram
.....Charlie A. Franklin of Austin
26 grandchildren
29 great-grandchildren

Serving as pallbearers were grandsons: Samuel Ratliff, Hermanlee Caddell, Thomas Franklin, Randolf Franklin, Alton R. Franklin and Billy Joe Franklin.

[Transcriber's Note:  from Burnet County Cemetery Records, 1852-1982, p. 139:  Ella Franklin, (wife of W. E. "Ed" Franklin) is buried in Falls Creek Cemetery, Travis County, about 4 miles SE of Spicewood on Highway 71.]

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