Charles L. Langham
Texas Under Many Flags, Clarence W. Wharton, American Historical Society, 1930
Genealogical Society Publication, Oak Leaves, Vol. 9 #2,
Reaper” visited another Bay City home this Wednesday morning
at 8:30 o’clock and removed from the family circle of the C.
Langham home one of the city’s oldest and most loved of
Dantzler, affectionately called by those who knew and loved
her, had lived past 90 years of a consecrated lovable,
Christian life. In May she would have been 91 years of age.
splendid woman moved to Bay City from Louisiana, January 1,
1901, and made the C. Langham home her home continuously.
Mrs. Langham having been her daughter.
funeral will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the
Methodist Church. Mrs. Dantzler, having been a faithful
member since childhood. The arrangements are under the
direction of Walker Furniture Co.
later issue, the Tribune will give a full account of
the life of “Grandma” Dantzler, written by one who knew her
The Daily Tribune,
1931 Obituary courtesy of Susie Adkins
Palacios—Martha Langham Foley, 92, of Palacios, died Friday, April 3, 1998.
She was born Oct. 27, 1905, in Bay City to the late Charles and Martha Dantzler Langham. She was a retired school teacher for Palacios ISD and member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors: sisters, Rose Newman and Connie Hale, both of Bay City.
Preceded in death by: husband, Ruel Foley.
Services were at 2 p. m. Saturday April 4, at First United Methodist Church in Palacios, the Rev. Charles Parker officiating.
Burial was at Palacios Cemetery. Taylor Brothers Funeral Home, Palacios, 972-2012.
Pallbearers: John Bunk, Charles Bunk, Craig Bunk, Bob Engman, Gregory Dixon and George Chadwick.
Victoria Advocate, April 6, 1998
Friends of Ruel Beecher Foley were shocked and saddened to learn of his death Saturday night, December 6, at Wagner General Hospital.
Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Monday, December 8, at 2:30 p. m. with the Rev. T. Irving King officiating. Interment was in the Palacios Cemetery.
Born in Renwick, Iowa, he had been a resident of Palacios for more than 50 years. During the 20’s he operated a printing shop, in later years he had the Hudson and Buick agencies and for the past 15 years had devoted much of his time to real estate promotion and the development of Foley Subdivision and Green Acres. He was a veteran of World War I, member of the Methodist Church and Matagorda County Realtors.
He is survived by his wife, Martha.
Palacios Beacon, December 11, 1969
Services Held Sunday For Mrs. Ray Foley
Funeral services were held in the Palacios Funeral Home at 4:30 Sunday afternoon for Ray Elizabeth Foley, who died at her home in this city Saturday, June 21, 1958, after a prolonged illness. The Rev. John Fluth, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiated at the service and interment followed in the Palacios Cemetery.
A native of Renwick, Iowa, she has been a resident of Palacios since 1912 when she and her only child, Ruel, moved here to make their home with her father.
After completing her education at the Algona Normal in Algona, Iowa, she entered the newspaper field, later editing and publishing her own paper, The Renwick Times. During World War I, while her son was in the service, she purchased a job printing shop here which he operated for many years.
She was instrumental in getting the first oil well drilled in Palacios and has been a big inspiration in helping her son promote Foley Village, the first subdivision for Palacios. One of the streets in the village is named Elizabeth in her honor. She was always associated with her son in the business world during her lifetime.
Her only survivor is her beloved son, Ruel.
Palacios Beacon, June 26, 1958
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Apr. 11, 2007
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