James H. Rone
March 30, 1860 - Nov. 10, 1942

This was found among Aunt Minnie and Aunt Lizzie’s things after their death, probably prepared as an obituary. It was written by Aunt Lizzie in pencil, barely legible:


James H. Rone was born March 30th, 1860 in Missouri. He moved to Dallas County, Texas when a young man where he married Cynthia Ann Crownover, who proceeded him in death 28 years. He leaves to mourn his los two sons and five daughters: Misses Minnie and Lizzie Rone, J.W. Rone and W.T. Rone of Cross Plains, Texas; Mrs. C.S. Crockett, Bangs, Texas; Mrs. A.T. Crockett, Brownwood, Texas; and Mrs. R.H. McDaniel, Loraine, Texas, all od whom were present at the funeral. There are 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. One brother, and one sister, Mrs. Crecy House and S.P. Rone of Colorado City, Texas also survive him.

Mr. Rone had been in failing health for two years and had been confined to his bed for the past two and one half months in Sealy Hospital where he died. He was a long time member of the Church of Christ. Funeral service was conducted at his home near the Dressy community by Minister J.P. Salyer of Coleman Texas.

Those from other places attending were: S.P. Rone, Colorado City, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. J.W>Lee and family, Lorain, Texas; Arthur Crownover and son, Seymour, Texas; Mrs. Cal Tucker, Slaton, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Yarbrough, Putnam, Texas; and Hazel Bullard, Temple, Texas.

Daddy and Aunt Bernice.

Aunt Minnie on the back porch.

Aunt Minnie (left) and Aunt Lizzie (right).
The cistern, which collected rainwater, is behind Lizzie.
Minnie built the rock walkway herself.

Uncle John.