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Van Zandt County Genealogical Society

The photos on the following pages have been generously contributed by family history researchers who love to share their old family photos. These are wonderful old family photos and are much appreciated. If you would like to share your precious photos and have them placed on this website, please contact Sibyl Creasey.



Submitted by Amy Cantrell VanWey

James Rolen Cantrell was born October 30, 1917 Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt Co, TX.
Rolen was the son of James Thomas (Tommy) Cantrell and Mattie Ophelia Strickland. He died on June 30, 1982 in Ben Wheeler, Van Zandt Co and was buried at Haven of Memories Cemetery. Rolen married Mary Lillie Mcdaniel Gowin on November 9, 1935 in Tyler. Rolen and Lillie had 6 children. Lillie was the daughter of Alexander Coventon Mcdaniel and Mary Lee Gowin. Lillie's mother died a few months after giving birth to her and Lillie was then adopted by Mary Lee's brother Elbert Gowin and Celia Ann Phillips. Lillie died on February 1997 and is buried next to her husband.

William Hoyt Cantrell was born May 30, 1905 in Van Zandt Co, TX. He was the son of Thomas Jefferson Cantrell and Idora Elizabeth Hall. Hoyt married Ethel Lee Causey December 24, 1925 in Van Zandt Co, TX. Hoyt died August 6, 1986 in Van, Van Zandt Co and is buried at Edom Cemetery.

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