Source: Victoria Advocate, May 30, 1989, page 12A
Resident of Victoria.
Born on July 18, 1892, in Refugio County to the late John and Elizabeth
1900 Census, Victoria Co., Texas: Mamie lived in the household of
N. L. Davis
Source: The Weekly Telegraph, Houston, Texas, Wednesday, November 26, 1856, pg. 2
"The Nueces Valley says that Mr. N.B. Davis, was assassinated in his own house, in Refugio County, on the 8th inst. The perpetrator of the deed is unknown."
Submitted by Oliver Peasley.
“Former Refugio Settler Dies at
Andrew C. Doughty, a long-time resident of the Refugio
community, passed away recently in
Mr. Doughty was born in Mississippi, August 19, 1851, and while still an infant came with his parents to the Refugio community and remained here until about ten years ago when he moved to Kingsville and accepted a position with the Kingsville Lumber company, a situation he still was filling up to the time of his last illness.
Mr. Doughty spent most of his life in Refugio community as a ranchman and cattle-raiser. He has a host of warm life-long friends here who regret to learn of his demise.
Andrew Doughty leaves to mourn his death a devoted wife and
seven sons and daughters who are as follows:
His widow, Mrs. Isabel Andrews, whom he married at Rockport in May, 1873;
W.M. Doughty, of
James Dunlap, Sr.
Source: Victoria Advocate, January 25, 1990, page 12A
James Dunlap, Sr., 56, of Port Lavaca, died at his residence. He was born September 3, 1933, in Refugio County to Adela Boerm (living Port Lavaca) and the late Herbert C. Dunlap. He had been a resident of Port Lavaca since 1953.
Survivors include mother, Adela Dunlap; daughters Susan Dupont of Louisiana and Linda Alverez of California; sons J. Dunlap and Joseph A. Dunlap of Port Lavaca; sisters Judge Ginger Fagan and Judy Williamson of Refugio and Belle Smith of Port Lavaca; brother Herbert C. Dunlap, Jr., of Victoria; and one granddaughter.
Source: Abilene Reporter-News, July 14, 1999
BROWNWOOD — Gloria Dennis, 68, formerly of Goldthwaite, died Monday in an Abilene hospital.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Capital Parks Cemetery in Austin, directed by Heartland Funeral Home of Early.
Mrs. Dennis was born in Refugio and had lived in Brownwood for the past 21 years. She was a retired librarian and a Baptist.
Survivors include two sons, John Dee Dennis of Brownwood and William H. Dennis of Hickory, N.C.; and three grandchildren.
Mrs. S.A. Droddy
Source: Refugio Timely Remarks, November 3, 1933
Refugio was shocked by the sudden passing of Mrs. Elizabeth Carlisle Droddy, who died at the Woodsboro Hospital Monday morning at 6:40 o'clock. Death came quietly to Mrs. Droddy, following an operation for an ailment from which she had suffered for many years.
At her bedside when the end came were her husband, S.A. Droddy, prominent business man and long-time resident of Refugio; her children and other members of her immediate family.
Mrs. Droddy was a native of Bee County, having been born at Papalote May 1, 1864, the daughter of Lawrence and Elizabeth Carlisle, pioneer settlers of this section. She was 69 years old at the time of her death. She was married to Mr. Droddy at Papalote on May 1, 1882, and lived for several years following in Bandera County and other sections of Southwest Texas, before coming to Refugio about 30 years ago, where they have made their home since.
A devoted mother, a kind and generous neighbor, Mrs. Droddy enjoyed a wide circle of friends, and all Refugio mourns with her heart-broken husband and family in the passing of this good woman.
Funeral services, attended by one of the largest assemblages of friends and neighbors ever present on such an occasion here were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o'clock at Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church, with the Rev. Father Oberste saying the mass. In the church the...was banked high with beautiful floral offerings, tokens of love and esteem from friends and neighbors. Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Droddy is survived by her husband; three sons, John and S.A. Droddy, Jr., of Refugio, and Worth Droddy of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Willis of Odem, Texas; four brothers, R.J. Carlisle of Papalote, J.H. Carlisle of Skidmore, W.W. Carlisle of Houston and L.E. Carlisle of Refugio. Two other sisters, Mrs. Henry Kahn and Mrs. Molly Droddy, died some years ago. Three grandchildren, Lester, Leonard and Dorse Droddy, of Refugio also survive.
Among out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. M.W. Thomason, Mr. and Mrs. Odelle Owens and Mr. and Mrs. William Carlisle, all of Houston; Mrs. Kirkpatrick of Kerrville, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carlisle of Papalote; Ray and Pete Kring of Corpus Christi, and Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Carlisle and Mrs. John Carlisle of Skidmore.
Murray Albert Dippel
Source: Victoria Advocate, March 25, 1990, page 14A
Murray Albert Dippel, 72, died in Victoria.
Murray Albert Dippel was born September 25, 1917, in Round Top to Sophie Wiekel and John Dippel. He was a lifetime resident of Woodsboro.
Burial in LaRosa Cemetery.
Moore Funeral Home of Refugio.
Survivors include wife, Juanita Dippel of Woodsboro; sons Jay Dee Dippel and Murray A. Dippel, Jr., of Victoria; daughter Ellan Joyce Schneckengost, Woodsboro; brother Perry Dippel of Robstown; sisters Nell Christopher of Nederland, Doris Valschke of Woodsboro, and Wanda Hoelscher of Raymondville; and 8 grandchildren.
Source: Refugio County Press, February 17, 1965
W.D. Doughty, 84, of Tivoli died at the home of his son, W.D. Doughty, Jr. Mr. Doughty was a native of Goliad and had spent most of his life in Robstown. He was one of the first TexMex Railroad Agents.
Services were at the First Methodist Church with The Rev. A.A. Ward of
the First Presbyterian Church officiating.
Susie Aleen Duke
Source: Victoria Advocate, March 19, 1989, page 12A
Susie Aleen Duke, 61, died in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, hospital. She was born February 18, 1928, in Austwell to the late Clarence Duke and Fannie Mae Goodlow McGrew.
Burial at Austwell Community Cemetery.
Moore Funeral Home.
Survivors include sisters Donna Mae Sims, Sacramento, California, Clarine Jones of Refugio Amy Duholt of Stockton, California, Alpha Jean Polk of Corpus Christi, Elizabeth Ann Gordon of Seattle, Washington, Everlyn Kay Duke Hammond of Auburn, Washington; brothers Charles Duke of Washington, D.C., Harvey Duke of Cedartown, Georgia, and Roger Duke of East St. Louis, Illinois.
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