Latest update: Saturday, 25 April, 2015
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Join us 10, 11 and 12 April, 2015 for
Decoration Day Events
for the EDGAR Family Cemetery of DeWitt Co, TEXAS.
Anyone interested in attending any event should
We had a short window between rain storms, so we had a brief but
enjoyable visit to the cemetery this morning. In attendance were Dwayne
Special thanks to Joel JACKSON, the property owner and MAHLER
descendant. Along with the Garcia's Lawn and Garden crew, remunerated
by Bob WEBB, Joel did the heavy cleaning for this year’s Decoration Day.
The cemetery had not been cleared since April 2013, and Joel and crew
worked long and tirelessly getting the cemetery ready for the Decoration
Day visitation even though weather was variable, and we were unsure if we
were even going to be able to visit. In addition, Joel and Susan did a major
weed killer application several days after the visitation. (Before and after
Decoration Day 2015, the EFCA,
and other information
about the cemetery can be found
on this website, so bookmark and visit often.
Decoration Day at the EDGAR Family Cemetery is a three-
day celebration in 2015. Attend any or all of the events and
activities. All descendants of those buried in the EDGAR
Family Cemetery are welcomed. Of course, any other
EDGAR relatives, extended family members, and/or
interested friends are invited, too.
RESCHEDULED: Thursday, 09 April, 2015 Gathering in
League City, TEXAS
The gathering to have been hosted by EDGAR descendant, Bob Webb and
his wife, Jane, the afternoon and evening of Thursday, Apr 9th at their
home in League City, TX will be rescheduled. Several of the expected
attendees were not going to be able to attend the event as scheduled. And,
it became apparent that for some others, who also were planning to attend
the cemetery-related gathering, there were logistical and schedule
complications in trying to attend both.
Friday, 10 April, 2015 Gathering in Victoria, TEXAS
Hosted by EDGAR descendant, Bob WEBB and his wife, Jane the afternoon
and evening of Friday, April 10th, join us in the breakfast room of the
Fairfield Inn, Victoria, TEXAS. Group order(s) may be placed that evening
for local delivery of pizza, salad, etc. Renew old acquaintances and meet
new cousins and friends, and hear the latest information about our EDGAR
family history. Bob will discuss and demonstrate several updated EDGAR
family history websites including the following four.
To Everything A Season – Adam and Mary EDGAR
To Everything A Season – James and Selah EDGAR
To Everything A Season – EDGAR Family Cemetery
To Everything A Season – Family Tree Database
Saturday, 11 April, 2015 Decoration Day at the EDGAR
The next day, Saturday, April 11th, Bob will lead guided tours of the old
EDGAR Family Cemetery located on private property in DeWitt County,
TEXAS between Yoakum and Cuero. At noon, there will be a brief Sons of
Confederate Veterans ceremony in recognition of George D. BELL, whose
grave is in the EDGAR Family Cemetery. [Cancelled]
Please note that this cemetery visitation will be very weather dependent.
Unless the surrounding land is relatively dry (there is no road to cemetery)
and the creek that must be crossed is relatively low (there is no bridge), the
visitation to the cemetery cannot occur.
Sunday, 12 April, 2015 Thomaston Cemetery and
On Sunday, April 12th, Bob will lead guided tours of EDGAR and some
related family members’ graves in
the Thomaston Cemetery in Thomaston, DeWitt Co, TEXAS (Family
if there is interest in either or both of those tours, neither of which will be as
Please RSVP for for specific details and updates about schedules and