Gold Star Mothers Buried at Palacios Cemetery
Palacios, Texas
 
(  ) - indicates maiden name         {  } - indicates previous marriage
 

Anna Belle (Highberg) {Bock} {Padgett} Baltar

November 27, 1910 - June 15, 1994

Anna is buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section H, Row 6. Her son Private First Class William Glenn Bock, Jr. (December 18, 1925 - May 20, 1945), United States Marine Corps was killed in action during the Battle of Okinawa. He was buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii on March 3, 1949.   It is not known where his father is buried.  At the time of his death his family lived in Palacios, Texas. (There is a second marker for Anna with her former husband Padgett in Section H, Row 3 which was not used.)

 

Grace Leticia (Menefee) Barnett

February 24, 1889 - June 3, 1972

Grace is buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section A, Row 1. She and her husband John Franklin Barnett, Sr. (April 2, 1883 - March 10, 1963) are buried near their son Second Lieutenant John Franklin Barnett, Jr. Forces (February 25, 1913 - October 13, 1944), United States Army Air who was killed in action in Italy in World War II.  At the time of his death his family lived in Palacios.

 

Ethlyn Verle (Miller) Curtis

October 21, 1891 - May 4, 1971

Ethlyn is buried with her husband George Wright Curtis (November 25, 1889 - March 18, 1987) in Palacios Cemetery, Section 4, Row 11. Their son, Corporal George Miller Curtis (July 19, 1919 - June 19, 1942), United States Army Air Forces was incarcerated and died as a Prisoner of War at Cabanatuan Prison in the Philippines. He is buried at the Manila American Cemetery, Manila, Philippines. He was survived by his wife:  Avis (Gregory) Curtis; his parents. Ethlyn and George; his sister Dorothy Lea; and brothers:  Marvin Lloyd and Noel Dewees. At the time of his death his family lived at Palacios, Texas.  The Palacios American Legion Post was co-named in his honor after World War II.

 

Lillie Jane (Taylor) Dillard

July 23, 1882 - May 24, 1961

Lillie and her husband Mark Dillard (July 9, 1870 - March 3, 1960) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section A, Row 10.  Their son Private First Class James Berry Dillard (February 26, 1922 - January 8, 1945), United States Army was killed in action during World War II.  His remains were not recovered.  At the time of his death his family lived in Palacios.

 

Alice Lena (Wilkerson) Fields

January 29, 1892 - January 12, 1973

Alice is buried in Palacios Cemetery,  Section 1, Row 9. She and her family are buried near Staff Sergeant Jake Junior Fields (January 27, 1919 - October 25, 1944), United States Army who was killed in action at Leyte, Philippines during World War II.  At the time of his death his family was living in Palacios, Texas.  His father George Fields is buried at Brookside Memorial Park in north Houston.

 

Alice (Duffy) Foisy

March 12, 1865 - July 7, 1910

Alice and her husband Alfred Fred Foisy (July 20, 1865 – January 22, 1935) are buried at Palacios Cemetery, near his son Wagoner Cyrille Marion Foisy (December 11, 1893 – February 8, 1919) U.S. Army, in Section 4, Row 2, Palacios Cemetery, Matagorda County, Texas.  Mr. Foisy's son was killed in an accident in Germany during WWI where he was serving with the Army of Occupation. He was returned to Palacios, Matagorda County, Texas for re-burial. Alice Duffy Foisy was Cyrille's step-mother. After the death of his mother, Louisa Bernard Foisy, on January 10, 1896, Alfred Foisy married Alice Duffy Foisy on March 2, 1897 when Alfred was three years old. Alice Foisy is honored as Cyrille's gold star mother since she reared him from age three until her death in 1910.

 

Annie Woodruff (Palmer) Greenwood

August 6, 1861 - March 8, 1943

Annie and her husband James David Greenwood (April 3, 1858 - July 3, 1935) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section F Row 5.  Their son Private Clarence L. Greenwood (May, 1898 - October 10, 1918) United States Army, died of wounds sustained while fighting with Company E, 141st Infantry Company in the front line trenches in France during World War I.  He is re-buried at San Antonio National Cemetery, Section G, Site 1371, San Antonio, Texas.  At the time of his death his family lived in Palacios, Texas.  The Palacios American Legion Post was first named in his honor in 1928.

 

Edna (Queen) Hamlin

(October 20, 1913 - February 3, 2012)

Edna and her husband Thomas R. Hamlin, Jr. (October 28, 1915 - Dec. 21, 1983) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section A Row 9 beside their son, Specialist Fourth Class William Lloyd Hamlin (March 12, 1943 - June 22, 1967), United States Army who was killed in action in Vietnam. At the time of his death his family lived in Palacios, Texas. William was the first Vietnam casualty for Palacios as was his namesake uncle, William Lloyd Queen, the first Palacios area casualty from World War II. The Palacios VFW Post 2467 was originally named the W. L. Queen Post 2467 during World War II. It was co-named the Queen-Hamlin Post 2467 after Lt. Queen’s nephew, William, was killed in Vietnam.

 

Violene (Johnson) Hebert

February 25, 1908 - October 12, 1981

Violene and her husband Sam Hebert (March 6, 1889 - December 25, 1974) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section I. Sam's son Private First Class John Lee Hebert (July 29, 1920 - January 28, 1946) United States Army, was killed while serving with the German Occupation. He is buried on the west side of Section C. John's birth mother, Lettie, died when he was young and her place of burial is unknown. His father married Violene and she helped Sam raise John from the age of five. It is believed that the Hebert family was living Palacios at the time of John's death.

 

Mollie Lee "Marlita" (Hendricks) Hope

December 1, 1897 - January 23, 1970

Mollie and her husband, Garrett Gordon Hope, Sr. (March 14, 1895 - August 4, 1967) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section 1, Row 11. Their son Garrett Gordon Hope, Jr. (1918 - July 25, 1944P, United States Marines Corps, was Missing In Action on Guam. His body was never recovered and he is listed on the Wall of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, HI.

 

Hannah (Highberg) {Maples} Jackson

January 16, 1902 - March 12, 1995

Hannah and her husband Francis Marion Jackson (July 28, 1902 – April 11, 1986) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section F, Row 12. Her son Technical Sergeant Lloyd Byron Maples (1920 – November 24, 1944), United States Army died of combat wounds in France. He is buried at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France. Lloyd’s father, Lloyd Neri Maples (November 16, 1897 – May 12, 1968), is buried at the Morton Cemetery, Richmond, Fort Bend County, Texas. At the time of Lloyd Byron’s death the family was living in Palacios, Texas.

 

Caroline “Carrie” (Wallace) Kelly

May 10, 1863 - May 26, 1946

Carrie and her husband Michael Edward Kelly (August 16, 1864 - May 25, 1933) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section F, Row 5.  Their son Private First Class Leo Francis Kelly (November 9, 1893 - September 29, 1918), United States Army died during World War I and is buried at Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Romagne, France.  At the time of his death his family was living in Palacios, Texas. Mrs. Kelly traveled to France on a Gold Star Mothers' Pilgrimage to visit the burial place of her son in 1930. She was the only Matagorda County mother to do so.

 

Eunice Esten (Wright) Killgore*

April 6, 1900 - April 29, 1981

Eunice is buried in Section 4, Row 4. She and her husband Richard E. Killgore (August 10, 1899 - September 16, 1955) are buried in Palacios Cemetery near their sons:

          Second Lieutenant Simmem Albert Killgore (May 25, 1920 - September 15, 1944), United States Army Air Forces

          Staff Sergeant Richard Arnold Killgore (November 16, 1921 - January 29, 1944), United States Army Air Forces

          Lieutenant Killgore died from injuries he received in an aircraft accident in England and Staff Sergeant Killgore was killed in action in Germany.  At the time of their deaths their family lived in Palacios, Texas.

*we have two spellings: Kilgore & Killgore.

 

Salome (Garcia) Miranda

April 28, 1903 - December 29, 1990

Salome is buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section A, Row 7. She and her husband Manual F. Miranda (August 9, 1895 - February 5, 1991) are buried near their son Private William G. Miranda (February 2, 1921 - September 9, 1944), United States Army who was killed in action in France during World War II.  At the time of his death his family was living in Palacios, Texas.

 

Frances (Orsak) Morris

April 12, 1886 – February 1, 1969

Frances and her husband, John Karl Morris (November 28, 1888 – June 16, 1968), are buried in Palacios Cemetery. Their son, Technical Sergeant, Edward J. Morris (1922 - July 19, 1944), United States Army Air Forces was killed in action over Germany. His remains were buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Missouri Section 78  Site 956F-H, on April 4, 1950.

 

Hazel Hannah (Scott) Ressler

December 31, 1892 - April 19, 1992

Hazel and her husband Ira Ambrose Ressler (January 25, 1879 - June 30, 1976) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section A, Row 4.  Their son Sergeant James Herbert Ressler (June 4, 1925 - April 11, 1945), United States Army Air Forces was killed in a B-24 training mission off the coast of South Carolina.  His remains were not recovered. He was also survived by his wife, Katherine (Dodd) Ressler and son, Kerry James. At the time of his death his family lived in Palacios.

 

Josefa (Garcia) Sanchez

March 19, 1887 - January 5, 1958

Josefa and her husband Manuel Sanchez (March 6, 1881 - April 14, 1963) are buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section F, Row 10. Their son Private Eliseo G. Sanchez (1913 - September 3, 1943), United States Army was killed in Action. He served with the 172nd Infantry Regiment, 43rd Infantry Division. Private Sanchez is buried at Manila American Cemetery, Fort Bonifacio, Manila Philippines, Plot C, Row 1, Grave 50. At the time of his death his family was living in Palacios and, in addition to his parents, he was survived by is wife, Paula R. Sanchez, one sister and five brothers.

 

Cora Maud (Hart) Savage

October 14, 1880 - January 13, 1959

Maud is buried in Palacios Cemetery, Section 4, Row 5. She and her husband Joseph J. Savage (February 7, 1875 - March 14, 1942) are buried next to their son, Aviation Student Houston Wilson Savage (December 1, 1921 - January 17, 1942), United States Army Air Forces who was killed when his training plane crashed at Curtis Field near Brady, Texas.  At the time of his death his family was living in Palacios, Texas.

 

Wilhelmine "Minnie" Louise Caroline  (Fischer) Wickham

June 17, 1866 - ____ __, 1929

Minnie and her husband Arthur Everett Wickham (September 18, 1872 – October 17, 1930) are buried at the Palacios Cemetery, Matagorda County, Texas, near their son Private First Class Marvin Arthur Wickham (May 20, 1896 – April 15, 1918) U. S. Army who died of unknown causes during WWI in France.

 

 

Copyright 2005 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
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Created
Feb. 3, 2005
Updated
Feb. 4, 2012
   

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