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Willingham Dolly Oriole  Willingham Dolly Oriole
Female 1913 - 2001

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  • Birth  01 Aug 1913  Cooks Point, Burleson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  15 Jan 2001  Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Fort Phantom Hill Cemetery, Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I49  Keesee
    Last Modified  25 Apr 2013 
     
    Father  Willingham McGregor,   b. 04 Mar 1884, Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1938, Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mitchell Minnie Maude,   b. 28 Feb 1894, Burleson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1978, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  08 Mar 1911  Hix, Burleson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Minnie Maud and McGregor Willingham Wedding Picture
    Minnie Maud and McGregor Willingham Wedding Picture
    Minnie Maud Mitchell Willingham and family
    Minnie Maud Mitchell Willingham and family
    Top Picture: Sis and Dovie Lee Sellers, Georgia and Newel Willingham, Louise and Johnny Zips, Minnie Willingham, George and Dolly Keesee, Jewel and Mack Hampton, Red and Miriam Smith

    Bottom Picture: Minnie Maud Willingham and grandchildren. She had 30 grandchildren, George and Dolly had 8, Sis and Dovie Lee Sellers had 8, Johnny and Louise Zips had 2, Newel and Georgia Willingham had 5, Jewel and Roscoe Hampton had 1 and Jewel and Mack Hampton had 2, Red and Miriam Smith had 4. A few are missing from this picture. I think the Smith children.
    Pictures taken at the King Ranch near Lueders when McGregor Willingham worked there.
    Pictures taken at the King Ranch near Lueders when McGregor Willingham worked there.
    Headstones
    Minnie Maude Mitchell and McGregor Willingam
    Minnie Maude Mitchell and McGregor Willingam
    Status: Located.
    Family ID  F160  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Keesee George Washington,   b. 31 Aug 1905, Coke County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1974, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 Sep 1932  Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Keesee Helen Ann,   b. 06 Feb 1938, Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1999, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Living
     6. Keesee Mac Arthur,   b. 05 Mar 1942, Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2000, Jones County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Living
     8. Living
    Photos
    George Washington and Dolly Willingham Keesee taken 1961
    George Washington and Dolly Willingham Keesee taken 1961
    Dolly Keesee and children
    Dolly Keesee and children
    Headstones
    Headstone George and Dolly Willingham Keesee
    Headstone George and Dolly Willingham Keesee
    Status: Located.
    Last Modified  17 Aug 2011 
    Family ID  F9  Group Sheet
     
  • Photos
    Dolly Oriole Willingham Keesee
    Dolly Oriole Willingham Keesee
    Cooks Point, Burleson County, Texas, birthplace of Dolly Oriole Willingham Keesee
    Cooks Point, Burleson County, Texas, birthplace of Dolly Oriole Willingham Keesee
    Dolly Willingham
    Dolly Willingham
    Dolly and her class at Lueders. First grade in 1919.
    Aunt Nancy Norcross's home in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas
    Aunt Nancy Norcross's home in Caldwell, Burleson County, Texas
    Left to Right: Minnie Maud Willingham with baby Dolly Oriole Willingam, Jane Norcross, Aunt Nancy Norcross, Bertha Lee Norcross, Wesley Norcross, Mary Norcross, Virgie Norcross (married Austin McClure), Lydia Norcross (taught school at Butterfield School), McGregor "Doc" Willingham. Picture taken 1913
     
    Documents
    1920 Shackelford County, Texas Census
    1920 Shackelford County, Texas Census
    M. C. Willingham, 36, Minnie, 24, Dollie, 6, Dovie L. 3, Minnie L. 2
     Reminiscing past generations with “Dolly’s Letter”, written in 1981 toTanya Schroeder.
    Family History of Dolly Oriole Willingham Keesee
     
  • Notes 

    • Caldwell Newspaper, Burleson County, Texas 1897-1929
      Aug 15, 1913
      Girl to M/M Dock Willingham on 1st. Dock said it was a large baby, but a pretty one.


    • Malinda Garnett Flake had two sisters who married Willingham men back in Columbia County, Georgia. I think these Willingham families moved to Nacogdoches, Texas.

      George Keesee, great-grandson of Malinda Garnett Flake, married Dolly Willingham. Her Willingham family also was in Georgia several generations back. Would be interesting to see if they are of the same Willingham family.
    • Dolly Willingham Keesee

      Dolly Willingham Keesee, 87, of Abilene, died Monday, Jan. 15, 2001, at a local nursing center. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Elliott- Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with the Rev. Ronnie Newton officiating. Burial will be in Ft. Phantom Hill Cemetery.

      Mrs. Keesee married George Washington Keesee in Nugent. He preceded her in death. She was a homemaker.

      She was preceded in death by a son, Mac Keesee; a daughter, Ann Tajchman; a grandson and two granddaughters.

      Survivors include two sons, George Wayne Keesee and Bobby Joe Keesee, both of Abilene; four daughters, Emma Lee Middleton of Hawley, Maudene Gilbreath of Abilene, Dolly Joyce Dodgen of Anson and Patsy June Fuqua of Arlington; a daughter-in-law; a son-in-law; a brother, Newell Willingham of Tuscola; 27 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; and six great-great- grandchildren.

      Memorials may be sent to the Alzheimer's Association of West Central Texas, Inc., P.O. Box 3344, Abilene, TX 79604.

      The family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, 542 Hickory




    • Notes from Caldwell, Burleson Co. newspapers: 1897-1929
      April 1908
      7 month old baby of M/M D. Willingham died early Monday buried Chrisman that evening.

      Aug. 15, 1913
      Girl to M/M Dock Willingham on 1st. Dock said it was a large baby, but a pretty one.

      Burleson Co. no dates
      Andrew Willingham Kramer Cemetery

      Aug. 26, 1898
      Mrs. Mitchell an aged lady who lived near Yellow Prairie died on the 18th instant.

      Aug. 18, 1916
      7 year old Fritz Willingham son of Dee Willingham died Sat. morning and was buried in Chriesman cemetery Sunday. F. Runnel Sr. and F. Runnel Jr., grandparent and Uncle respectively were present at funeral. They are returning to Lott Monday.