Gussie Jones -- La Rue Cem., La Rue TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz
N 32° 07.429 W 095° 40.182
15S E 248132 N 3557281
Quick Description: An interesting Woodmen's Circle tombstone for Gussie Jones stands in La Rue Cemetery in the small Henderson County community of La Rue.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 12/2/2014 7:29:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0HX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ZZYP
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Long Description:
The tombstone of Gussie Jones (named Gussie Ayers Lambeth Jones in Find A Grave) stands in La Rue Cemetery.

The tombstone reads as follows:

[In Memoriam Supreme Forest Woodmen Circle medallion]

GUSSIE JONES

NEE AYERS

Sept. 9, 1881
Aug 17, 1922"

More information about her from Find A Grave: (visit link)

"Birth: Sep. 9, 1881
Kaufman County
Texas, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1922
LaRue
Henderson County
Texas, USA


Family links:
Parents:
Bert Olinthus Ayres (1834 - 1929)
Mary E Frazier Ayres (1841 - 1914)

Spouse:
William Wesley Lambeth (1880 - 1963)

Siblings:
Frederick Frazier Ayres (1861 - 1940)*
Clara Bessie Ayres Fallis (1873 - 1911)*"

From Rootsweb: (visit link)

Unclaimed Original Marriage Records Index

Van Zandt County Genealogical Society


GROOM SURNAME, FIRST/MIDDLE
LAMBETH W. W. (William Wesley)

BRIDE SURNAME FIRST/MIDDLE
AYERS Gussie

APP. DATE 02/24/1905

At some point they must have divorced, since Blasterz found that W. W. Lambeth died in 1963, and is buried in Colfax Cemetery in Van Zandt County. Source: (visit link)

Anyhoo - We are waymarking this tombstone because Blasterz have never seen a Supreme Forest Woodmen's Circle tombstone.

From Wikipedia: (visit link)

"Woodmen Circles

The Woodmen of the World had a female auxiliary called the Woodmen Circles from the early 1890s. Its local units were called local "Groves" and they were governed by a "Supreme Forest", subject to the Sovereign Camp of the Woodmen of the World. The Circle eventually reached 130,000 members, but it was absorbed by the Woodmen in 1965."
Was the inscription legible?: Yes

Location of Marker/Monument: Cemetery

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