Linderman Family Genealogy~Dubuque, Iowa


705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Home built by E. F. Linderman & Gudrun Ivara (Lund) Linderman

Edward Francis Linderman, 705 W. Third Street, Dubuque, Iowa

Shirley, Jimmie, Dickie, Gladys, and Edward Linderman~World War II~Dubuque, Iowa

Written by Roy Leonard “Jimmie” Nelson, Jr.

“Winter school work done in dining room next to coal burning pot belly stove. Heavy drapes to close living room off. House heated by registers, water circulated by furnace in basement. Coal storage room in basement to be hand fed to furnace. Sometime during W.W. II Grandpa had the furnace converted to oil fed. In the basement there was a vegetable room for canned foods, sacks of potatoes, and bags of sugar, etc…

There was a double sink to wash clothes, and one sink had a wringer. There was a four burner stove to heat copper boiler for washing clothes (hot water). Basement foundation large stones. They were white washed every summer.

Three bedrooms upstairs. Me & Grandpa across from each other, bathroom head of the stairs. Mom & Shirley & Dickie on cot in front bedroom and stairs to divided attic, basement, main floor, and upstairs attic.

Backyard, wall with 2 car garage one for storage & one for Grandpa’s 1937 Buick, 2 door. In the winter grandpa would take battery to basement to charge. He would open the door while he charged battery & run motor for a while to circulate motor.

During W.W. II Grandpa had the s/w radio on all day long so we knew what part of the world the fighting was going on. He got the Chicago Tribune with all of the war locations, etc.

When Grandpa was listening to the radio, reading, he used to roll Prince Albert out of the can. He smoked for years, he just up and quit.

3rd. Street was one of the steepest streets in Dubuque & Grandpa walked it after going downtown to the Stock Market. One day it got his wind, so doctor told him to stop smoking & he did.

Grandpa was a Jehovah’s Witness, a real bible study man. He knew a little about everything, a very smart man.

He did not like kids for years. Grandpa was a very frugal man because money was very tight when he grew up.

His lifetime employment was with the government out of Rock Island, Illinois. He used to cut down trees to use as wing dams to help control the Mississippi Spring floods. Later government dams to help control the floods from Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana.

Grandpa worked his way up to barge inventory from Rock Island, the main office still there today. Rock Island, Illinois Munitions Factory, is the only one on the river that still makes our machine gun bullets and bombs.

He got Uncle Arturo “Art” Ayala a job with the Rhode Island office. “Ari” started out sweeping floors & after many years worked his way up to Lock Master – Lock & Dam III- Dubuque, Iowa. That was neat because we could walk the dam to Wisconsin side. Pretty neat to see all of that water rushing through the locks.

When we were young, family and friends would catch a bus up to Eagle Point Park. It was beautiful place with lots of room for kids to play. Beautiful rock gardens, tennis courts, etc. There are several lookout places so you can see this Mississippi, Wisconsin & Illinois & Eppie & Art Ayala’s government house at the Lock & Dam. Good old days. That was quite a treat!

Grandpa turned out to be a very interesting person with contact with a variety of people. Before us kids came along, Grandpa had done a lot of traveling thru the Midwest, and Hot Springs, Arkansas. Surprise for me.

After I got out of the service (Korea period), 1950-1953, grandpa had changed & became the kind of person you’d want to visit with. Lucky me.”

Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor~~English And Scottish Ancestors


Sol Ross and Leonard Ross Tudor, 1956, Stephenville, TexasStephenville, TX

(from left to right) Ann & Wayne Tudor, (middle row) Anita, Gladys, Len, Steve, Don, Ross, and Wayne Tudor, 1961, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas, Don, Wayne, and Ross Tudor, 1961 (last row) Sol Ross Tudor, and Donald Raymond Tudor, 1961, Stephenville, Erath County, Texas.
Wayne Tudor with children: Len, Don, Anita, and Steve, Texas, 1961

courtesy of Annie Mae (McCann)Tudor, June 2014

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Sol Ross “Conrad” Tudor
 
Birth: Jul. 5, 1890
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 1968
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA

On double marker with Bergie M. Tudor (1899-1941)
Married Bergie Mae (Mobley) on 6 March 1918 in Erath County, Texas.Resided in Stephenville, Erath County, Texas from 1890-1968.

He was the son of Thomas Benton “T.B.” Tudor and Sallie Hampton (Keith) Tudor of Tippah County, Mississippi.Sol and Bergie had 4 children together: Leonard Doyle, Raymond Horton, Mae Corrine (Williams), and Donald Wayne Tudor.
Sol was a farmer and Bergie was a homemaker.My husband, Leonard Ross Tudor, was named after his Paternal Grandfather, Sol Ross Tudor, also known as Conrad, and his uncle Leonard.

name: Ross Sol Tudor
event: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: Stephenville, Erath, Texas
gender: Male
birth date: 05 Jul 1890
nara publication title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas
nara publication number:  
arc identifier: 576252
film number: 4161310
digital folder number: 004161310
image number: 02842
Citing this Record
“United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/XP51-G6B : accessed 10 Feb 2013), Ross Sol Tudor, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publications M1939, M1936, and M1937; FHL microfilm 4161310.

1920 Census for Stephenville, Erath County, Texas records: SOL ROSS TUDOR, M, W, AGE 29, MARRIED, TEXAS, FARMER, FATHER BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, MOTHER BORN IN TENNESSEE.

S. ROSS TUDOR, DISTRICT 1, STEPHENVILLE, ERATH COUNTY, TEXAS, AGE 39, BORN IN TEXAS, MARRIED AT 27, WHITE, MALE, PARENTS BOTH BORN IN MISSISSIPPI, CLERK IN HOTEL, OWNED HOME WORTH $1500.

name:S Ross Tudor
event:Census
event date:1930
event place:Stephenville, Erath, Texas
gender:Male
age:39
marital status:Married
race:White
birthplace:Texas
estimated birth year:1891
immigration year:
relationship to head of household:Head
father’s birthplace:Mississippi
mother’s birthplace:Mississippi
enumeration district number:0001
family number:124
sheet number and letter:5A
line number:50
nara publication:T626, roll 2326
film number:2342060
digital folder number:4547949
image number:00080
HouseholdGenderAgeBirthplace
headS Ross TudorM39Texas
wifeBergie M TudorF30Texas
sonLenord D TudorM11Texas
sonRaymond H TudorM7Texas
daughterMarge C TudorF3Texas
sonDonald W TudorM2Texas

Family links:
Parents:
Thomas Benton Tudor (1842 – 1917)
Sallie Hampton Keith Tudor (1845 – 1924)

Spouse:
Bergie Mae Mobley Tudor (1899 – 1941)*

Children:
Raymond Horton Tudor (1922 – 2001)*
Corinne Mae Tudor Williams (1926 – 1992)*
Donald Wayne Tudor (1927 – 2012)*

Burial:
West End Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
 
Maintained by: TEXAS TUDORS
Originally Created by: Ken Jones
Record added: Jul 29, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15078889

Related articles

Donald Wayne Tudor~~Stephenville, Erath County, Texas (texastudorsmemorials.wordpress.com)
Thomas Benton “T.B.” Tudor~Southern Heroes (texastudorsmemorials.wordpress.com)

My Thanksgiving Tradition Memories


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English: Flag of Houston. SVG image created by uploader based on a bitmap image on the Wikipedia and other images on the web. Español: La bandera del Ciudad de Houston (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign
English: Jacinto City Welcome sign (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love this picture of Norman Rockwell‘s Thanksgiving. It is one of my favorites. This pic represents how I feel about our Thanksgiving tradition. God has blessed me with a loving, forgiving close-knit Patriotic American family.

My Mother and Father had six wonderful children in twenty one years of marriage. We were raised at 1709 Cheston Drive, in Jacinto City, Texas from 1947-1968.

 

English: Former Jacinto City Preschool

NONE OF THEM FOUGHT FOR SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM!! WE MUST SAVE AMERICA, AND HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!


Both my paternal and maternal grandparents were all good, hard working, Catholics, and American Patriots!

My fifth Great Grandfather, Johann Jacob Linderman helped to form these United States in the Revolutionary War in Pennsylvania. My third Great Grandfather, Abraham Linderman fought in the Civil War, and lost his eighteen year old son to the war. My Paternal Grandfather, Charles Frederick, fought in World War I, my Fathers and my Uncles fought in World War II.

My Brother, Joseph Frederick fought in Korea!

My nephews have both fought in Afghanistan in the Marines and the Army!

NONE OF THEM FOUGHT FOR SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM!! WE MUST SAVE AMERICA, AND HONOR THEIR MEMORIES!

The life and family of the Quaker William Penn

Following from my recent post on the life of William Penn’s grandparents, Giles and Jeanne Penn, here are images from Spring 2012 of the Grade 1 listed Minety Church. This is the church where William Penn of Mintey, the great-grandfather of the Quaker, William Penn, is reputed to be buried before the altar.

Mintey is a beautiful, rural Wiltshire village and the key that opens the church (Grade 1 listed and built c.1450 on Anglo-Saxon foundations)  is something else.

Interestingly, in 1676 there were 16 people in the parish of Minety who were recorded as being non-conformist.

A full history of the church of St Leonard is available here.

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Top Ten Free Genealogy Websites To Find Ancestors


  • The Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

  • June 15, 2009
  • By Ryan Dube
  • A few years ago, during a family reunion, I learned for the first time that my granduncle on my father’s side had fought and died in World War II. The story of his demise sparked a personal interest toward my own family history.So, I did what I always do when I have something to research – I turned to the Internet. I quickly discovered that while there are certainly free genealogy websites out there, the truly valuable or unique ones are few and far between.

    During this research, I learned two things about people interested in genealogy. First, many of them are clearly not web page designers. Second, they really, really love links.

Without exaggerating, there are thousands of genealogy websites out there. MakeUseOf has touched on genealogy resources before – such as Mackenzie’s review of the GRAMPS software that lets you track your research, or Kinshuk’s review of the Kindo family tree building tool. When it comes to genealogy websites, they mostly all seem to be nothing more than lists of links to other resources.

Occasionally you’ll find a truly useful website with a search feature that accesses real data. For the purpose of this article, I will provide a list of the top 10 free genealogy websites that would be most valuable to anyone first entering into the hobby. These sites provide valuable tools, guides and access to databases that are overflowing with historic data.

During this research, I learned two things about people interested in genealogy. First, many of them are clearly not web page designers. Second, they really, really love links.

10. KindredTrails.com – Lots of Links to Valuable Resources

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There are two things that mark KindredTrails as a “typical” genealogy website. The first is that there are links to Ancestry.com on almost every page. This seems like a sort of pandemic with genealogy sites.

Secondly, like most other ancestry sites, KindredTrails is very much a link-oriented site. However, it does make it onto the top ten list because the site is well designed, the links are well organized. Additionally, the links provided on this site are very useful and valuable.

9. Access Genealogy.com – A Great Mix of Research Resources

genealogy2Access Genealogy is up a notch from the typical ancestry website. Its main page is pleasantly clean and well organized. Along the left side you’ll find links to some of the most unique research sources including charts, links to old letters, military records, native american records and much more.

One of the more fascinating resources here are the transcribed cemetary records. There are researchers in every State around the U.S. that walk through the oldest cemetaries and actually transcribe names along with birthdates, date of death and family members. This resource alone will hold your interest for hours.

8. The Olive Tree – The Starting Point for Any Amateur Researcher

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Olive Tree Genealogy is another private researcher’s website holding a collection of links and resources for historical data. One thing that sets this site apart from others is that it’s apparent a great deal of research went into the provided links. The website creator, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, writes that she started the site in 1996 in order to provide free resources to other researchers.

The truth is, she delivers well on that promise. One of the more impressive links on the site are the ship passenger lists where you can search through the names of your ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Another very useful resource for anyone first starting out in genealogy is the “guide for beginners” that walks you through each step of finding your ancestors, and gives you the specific resources you should check out first in order to conduct that research.

7. GeneaBios – Reading about Life Stories

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Ancestry research aside, if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by the life story of someone who lived a hundred or more years before you were born – then this biography database should be your first stop. You can search through the database alphabetically or just search by specific name.

This database turns up a very long list of biographies written up by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted a thorough investigation and provide their results. Read about the person who built the old stone tavern in the middle of town, or the lives of the people who founded the community where you live.

The Top 10 Free Genealogy Websites to Find Your Ancestors

Without exaggerating, there are thousands of genealogy websites out there. MakeUseOf has touched on genealogy resources before – such as Mackenzie’s review of the GRAMPS software that lets you track your research, or Kinshuk’s review of the Kindo family tree building tool. When it comes to genealogy websites, they mostly all seem to be nothing more than lists of links to other resources.

Occasionally you’ll find a truly useful website with a search feature that accesses real data. For the purpose of this article, I will provide a list of the top 10 free genealogy websites that would be most valuable to anyone first entering into the hobby. These sites provide valuable tools, guides and access to databases that are overflowing with historic data.

genealogyThere are two things that mark KindredTrails as a “typical” genealogy website. The first is that there are links to Ancestry.com on almost every page. This seems like a sort of pandemic with genealogy sites.

Secondly, like most other ancestry sites, KindredTrails is very much a link-oriented site. However, it does make it onto the top ten list because the site is well designed, the links are well organized. Additionally, the links provided on this site are very useful and valuable.

9. Access Genealogy.com – A Great Mix of Research Resources

genealogy2Access Genealogy is up a notch from the typical ancestry website. Its main page is pleasantly clean and well organized. Along the left side you’ll find links to some of the most unique research sources including charts, links to old letters, military records, native american records and much more.

One of the more fascinating resources here are the transcribed cemetary records. There are researchers in every State around the U.S. that walk through the oldest cemetaries and actually transcribe names along with birthdates, date of death and family members. This resource alone will hold your interest for hours.

8. The Olive Tree – The Starting Point for Any Amateur Researcher

genealogy3

Olive Tree Genealogy is another private researcher’s website holding a collection of links and resources for historical data. One thing that sets this site apart from others is that it’s apparent a great deal of research went into the provided links. The website creator, Lorine McGinnis Schulze, writes that she started the site in 1996 in order to provide free resources to other researchers.

The truth is, she delivers well on that promise. One of the more impressive links on the site are the ship passenger lists where you can search through the names of your ancestors who immigrated to the U.S. decades ago. Another very useful resource for anyone first starting out in genealogy is the “guide for beginners” that walks you through each step of finding your ancestors, and gives you the specific resources you should check out first in order to conduct that research.

7. GeneaBios – Reading about Life Stories

genealogy4

Ancestry research aside, if you’ve ever found yourself fascinated by the life story of someone who lived a hundred or more years before you were born – then this biography database should be your first stop. You can search through the database alphabetically or just search by specific name.

This database turns up a very long list of biographies written up by genealogy researchers who’ve conducted a thorough investigation and provide their results. Read about the person who built the old stone tavern in the middle of town, or the lives of the people who founded the community where you live.

6. Family Tree Searcher – Online Quizzes to Help Your Research

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The family tree searcher is another website created by a private researcher. This site is unique in that some of the resources are actually interactive quizzes that allow you to customize your research method.

One very useful quiz in particular is the “free advice” quiz, which asks you a series of questions about what you’re looking for, and at the end it provides you with a customized “research plan” along with the free resources that are most likely to help.

5. Genealogy Today – The Google of Ancestry

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Of all privately created websites, this one is probably one of those that you could bookmark and use for all of your research needs. This site provides links to the usual resources like census data or death records.

What makes this site stand above the rest are the more creative sources offered, such as funeral cards, ration books, criminal records and even business cards. As many researchers know, the most successful results usually come from the more unorthodox methods.

4. U.S. National Archives – The Prime Source for U.S. Ancestry Information

genealogy7If you’re in the U.S. and you’re a historical researcher, the National Archives should be at the very top of your resource list. Eventually, most other websites end up linking to these resources anyway, so why not just start at the source?

This is where you’ll find census information, military records, immigration records, and even bankruptcy records. There are even articles and information on historical researching techniques.

3. U.K. National Archives – A Plethora of U.K. Historical Data

genealogy11The UK also has a valuable resource for history buffs in the form of its own National Archives website.  The main page of this website offers links to data such as births, marriage and deaths, census records, passenger lists and much more. European history is long, and these resources are unbelievably thorough and archived all the way back a thousand years.

On this website, you’ll also find valuable guides and articles on researching family and military history.

2. US GenWeb Project – The Top Source for U.S. Researchers

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One of the largest and most valuable resources for historic information available to U.S. genealogy researchers is the USGenWeb project.

This project is made of up historical enthusiasts who actively volunteer their time and energy to provide free informationfor other researchers throughout the country. Just click on the State where you’re looking for information, and you’ll go directly to the State’s GenWeb site where the free resources for your community and local history are provided.

1. WorldGenWeb Project – World History Buffs Unite!

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Once you get involved in genealogical research, the fastest thing that becomes apparent is that the hobby knows no borders. You’ll find expert researchers in just about every country from all around the world, and the best research available that brings all of these global enthusiasts together is the WorldGenWeb Project. This resource provides researchers with a safe place where they can focus on valuable and useful resources to conduct their research. Click on the country of your choice and eventually you can drill down to the specific community, and related free genealogy websites where you can hunt for more ancestral information.

National Anthem of the Confederate States of America


 

Seal of the Confederate States of America
Seal of the Confederate States of America (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865 (Mo...
Confederate National Flag since Mar 4 1865 (Mobile version) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HONOR OUR HERITAGE. IT IS ABOUT HERITAGE NOT HATE. RIP ALL OUR SOUTHERN ANCESTORS THAT DIED FIGHTING TO KEEP AMERICA UNITED AND FREE.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS
A Virtual Cemetery created by: TEXAS TUDORS

Description: To honor all the soldiers that have died for what they believed in.

Records 1 to 26 (of 26 total matches)

Name etery
Carroll, Sgt Samuel Houston 66063182
b. Nov. 15, 1838 d. May 30, 1863
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Davis, I 3185433
b. unknown d. Mar. 8, 1863
Nashville National Cemete…
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, A 2980553
b. unknown d. May 14, 1864
Chattanooga National Ceme…
Chattanooga
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA
Frederick, Corp C.B. 8489694
b. unknown d. Aug. 16, 1863
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Frederick, John 32489541
b. unknown d. Sep. 22, 1905
Chalmette National Cemete…
Chalmette
St. Bernard Parish
Louisiana, USA
Hampton, J. L. 12343586
b. Oct. 20, 1840 d. Dec. 24, 1883
Oak Dale Cemetery
Huckabay
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, Jefferson Blufe 12219891
b. Jun. 8, 1845 d. Feb. 26, 1923
West End Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Hancock, William M. 40574062
b. Aug. 25, 1836 d. Nov. 5, 1923
Proctor Cemetery
Proctor
Comanche County
Texas, USA
Keith, J. H. 20578911
b. Feb. 21, 1829 d. Nov. 8, 1901
Johnson Cemetery
Erath County
Texas, USA
Linderman, Aaron 3255971
b. unknown d. Dec. 15, 1863
Alexandria National Cemet…
Alexandria
Alexandria city
Virginia, USA
Linderman, Sgt Abraham 21069099
b. 1810 d. Sep. 13, 1891
Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
Linderman, Alexander 33636912
b. unknown d. Oct. 20, 1862
US Soldiers’ and Airmen’s…
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Linderman, Alonzo S 3193962
b. unknown d. Apr. 1, 1865
Nashville National Cemete…
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Linderman, Lieut Charles 15691007
b. Feb. 4, 1839 d. Apr. 15, 1907
Clarinda Cemetery
Clarinda
Page County
Iowa, USA
Linderman, Sgt Cornelius 10023701
b. 1802 d. Apr. 7, 1864
Vicksburg National Cemete…
Vicksburg
Warren County
Mississippi, USA
Linderman, Pvt Elijah Abraham 24309936
b. 1843 d. Jul., 1861
Oak Hill Cemetery
Boone County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, George 2891281
b. unknown d. Mar. 4, 1864
Rock Island National Ceme…
Rock Island
Rock Island County
Illinois, USA
Linderman, John 2501543
b. unknown d. May 17, 1865
Loudon Park National Ceme…
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Linderman, Samuel Lloyd 32107648
b. Mar. 7, 1832 d. Mar. 22, 1920
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Birdsboro
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Linderman, Thomas Gilbert 38879815
b. 1828 d. Jun. 25, 1905
Howard Cemetery
Ipava
Fulton County
Illinois, USA
McAdams, George W 71204084
b. Mar. 25, 1843 d. Feb. 20, 1915
Bristol Cemetery
Bristol
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Palen, Pvt George 58508083
b. unknown d. Nov. 9, 1862
Knoxville National Cemete…
Knoxville
Knox County
Tennessee, USA
Tipton, T. J. 12342418
b. Aug. 20, 1837 d. Jul. 26, 1901
Oak Dale Cemetery
Huckabay
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Isaiah Davis 37479572
b. Apr. 12, 1836 d. Oct. 12, 1916
Evergreen Cemetery
Paris
Lamar County
Texas, USA
Tudor, Thomas Benton 21076143
b. Jul. 2, 1842 d. May 25, 1917
Corinth Cemetery
Stephenville
Erath County
Texas, USA
Tudor, William Duncan “W. D.” 2537972
b. 1836 d. Jan. 3, 1865
Finns Point National Ceme…
Pennsville
Salem County
New Jersey, USA

 

Frederick Home-1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Texas


Old homestead of Leroy Eugene & Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick. Purchased in 1948.

Raised six (6) children there. Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick. I have a lot of good memories of that old house. We had the nicest yard in the neighborhood.

Daddy worked hard in his yard. The front yard had lots of trees and shrubs. We liked to eat persimmons off the trees. Boy, were they sour! But…they were good. We ate them green, because if we didn’t the birds would get to them before we could. Daddy & Mother worked hard to make our house a home.

Mother made our clothes and took in ironing to help feed us six kids. We ate a lot of macaroni & cheese, beans, and spaghetti. The holidays were always special.

Daddy served in the U.S. Navy in World War II.

Daddy worked at Brown & Root in their automotive department for forty six (46) years. He started out as a Mechanic’s helper, and advanced up to the Asst. Supt. of the automotive department, at 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas 77001.

We lived life to the fullest! We celebrated life through birthday parties, Christmas, Easter, and all holidays.

I loved rolling in the cool, green grass, climbing the trees, and swimming in our pool in the back yard. Every summer we had a pool, that is the only way we could stay cool in this hot, humid Texas weather.

One of my favorite memories is of when Daddy let us paint the picket fence between the Rhodes‘ house and ours. We had never been allowed to paint before that. We loved it! The Rhodes’ kids were jealous, because they couldn’t paint too.

Back in the 1960’s, everyone knew their neighbors. We had the Whites on left of us, the Rhodes on the right of us, across the street were the Johnsons, Mancills, Brantleys, and Monks. Down the street were the Camfields next to the Whites, then the Meyers were near the Deans. Down the other way, were the Bobbitts. Man, we had a lot of playing, swimming, and fun with all those kids  Back in those days, just about everybody each six children. Imagine all those kids!!

LeRoy Eugene Frederick & Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick


Photo taken at home of Harry William & Phylis (Palen) Linderman, at 4002 Arnold St., Houston, Harris County, Texas.

Leroy & Jean were the parents of Joseph Lee, Phyllis Jean, Sally Ann, Karl Thomas, Patricia Marie, and Sarah Kay Frederick.

Married 15 November 1947 in Liberty, Texas.

Purchased home at 1709 Cheston Drive, Jacinto City, Harris County, Texas. Baptized all children Methodist.

Leroy worked for Brown & Root, Inc., 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Harris County, Texas.

He served in the U.S.Navy during World War II. Jean was a homemaker. They were married for 21 years. We had many a barbeque, and party in that backyard. Daddy made some good barbeque chicken and sausage. Mother made the house a home. We celebrated all holidays and lived life to the fullest. We didn’t have much materially, but we had a very close-knit family.

Daddy’s parents were Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Granger and Crosby, Texas. Mother’s parents were Harry Linderman & Phyllis (Palen) Linderman of Dubuque, Iowa.

Daddy & Mother divorced in December 1968. Mother remarried on 5 Dec. 1968 to Louis Clifford Mancill.
Daddy passed away in Nov. 2006. Louis passed away in Dec. 2002. Daddy remarried to Barbara Jo (Moore) Faulk on 26 August 1969, in Dayton, Liberty County, Texas.

Louis “Lou” Clifford Mancill~~My Step Dad


Louis and Jean Mancill, Galveston, TX

Louis Clifford “Lou” Mancill

Birth: Nov. 2, 1924
Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 2002
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

Grew up in Robertsdale & Mobile, Alabama. Grandson of John Travis Wilson & Annie Missouri Flowers, and Edmond Mancill & Rosetta (Dillard) Mancill of Alabama.

One of eight (8) living children. Son of Elliott Devocious Mancill & Cora Lee (Wilson) Mancill of Alabama.

Served as a Pvt. in World War II, in France in the U.S. Army, and was promoted to Sgt. when he served in Korean War in Korea. Served as a cook in the Army near the front lines. He risked his life to feed our troups.

Married to Myrtle Marie Elder and had two sons, Robert and Carl Mancill, in Mobile, Alabama. They were divorced and Louis moved to Houston, Harris County, Texas in the 1950’s.

Married to Mildred Marie Bartlett and had one son, Michiael Wayne Mancill, in Houston, Harris County, Texas. Divorced in 1968.

Married to Jean Marie (Linderman) Frederick on December 5, 1968 in Harmony Wedding Chapel,  in Houston, Harris County, Texas.

No children by “birth”, but six children by way of “heart”. He always called me his Daughter, and I felt loved by him. I babysat for his son, Michiael, in 1967, on Cheston Dr., Jacinto City, Texas. I was only 12 years of age. Mike and I are brother & sister in God’s eyes anyway. Mike and his Dad loved to play the guitar together. Louis never favored any of his children over the others. He loved all “God’s children” equally. The Grandkids called him “Honey” Lou, because Grandma called him “Honey”.

“Alabama Lou” is what the friends at Shakey’s Pizza Parlor, Pasadena, Tx called him. Lou played music with Paul Buskirk and Johnny Day in 1970.

Anyone who ever met him knew that he loved his family and was a proud Army Veteran of World War II and Korea. Louis played the guitar and sang for his buddies.

In 1980,Richard Wayne Fallin, myself, and my Mother and Dad, were blessed to be able to visit England and France. My Dad revisited some of the places that he was stationed at in France. He never was able to talk about the horror of it all, because it hurt too much. 

He was a faithful, lifelong Church of Christ member. He has a brother, Glenn & Marie (Black) Mancill, who survived him, they live in Friendswood, Texas. Since, Louis and Glenn both resided in Houston, Texas, they were able to spend a lot of time fishing and hunting together. “Lou” even had a Harley Davidson motorcycle in 1947. Louis also had two brothers, John Elliott and Gerald Mancill, that survived him. They reside in Alabama. His parents, a brother, Floyd, and two sisters, Emma Laura Mancill Matuk, and Annie Lee Mancill Horan, preceded him in death.

“Cliff” is what they called him at work. He worked for the Lee Thompson, Co. for many years. He did air conditioning and heating repair. But…my Dad could fix anything! He loved working with his hands. We still have a beautiful home in Houston, TX, that his two hands helped to rebuild after it flooded in 2001.

“Lou” as we called him, and my Mother, Jean Linderman Frederick Mancill, built us a home up on the lake at Sam Houston Lake Estates near Cleveland, TX. in 1969. Of course, us kids helped a lot too. It still stands today. He told me that he wired his parents home in Robertsdale, AL, so that they could have their first home with electricity back in the 1940’s.

I could go on and on about all the things this man did while on this earth, but there isn’t enough time to. I’ll just say that he was an honest, faithful, hardworking, and good man, who is dearly missed. 

Burial: Houston National Cemetery 
Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA

LeRoy Eugene Frederick & Barbara Jo (Moore) Faulk Frederick



“Services for LeRoy Eugene Frederick, 80, of Grapeland, Texas will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Liberty Hill United Methodist Church with Tommy Hutto officiating. Burial will follow in Augusta Cemetery under the direction of Bailey & Foster, Grapeland. Mr. Frederick died Thursday at East Texas Medical Center in Crockett. Condolence calls will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Bailey & Foster Funeral Home,Grapeland, Texas.”


My Daddy helped build the Liberty Hill Methodist Church.
Leroy was the son of Charlie & Bessie (Mazac) Frederick of Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Leroy’s ancestors emigrated from Moravia in June 1892. He had two sisters, Agnes Frederick Christ and Juanita Frederick Christ, both of Houston, Harris County, Texas. He had two brothers, Charles and Woodrow Frederick, who preceded him in death.
He was married to Jean Linderman 15 Nov. 1947. They had six children by that union, which lasted for twenty one years. Joseph, Phyllis [Hyden], Sally [Tudor], Karl, Patricia [Harrod], and Sarah Frederick [Moore]. Divorced in 1968.
“Lee” married Barbara Moore Faulk on 15 Sept. 1969. Barabara had two children, Jeanna and Joey Faulk, from a previous marriage. Lee & Barbara had no children from that union, which lasted for thirty seven years.
LeRoy served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard Merchant Marine supply ships for troops. He served in the U.S. Navy from Jan. 1944, until May 18, 1946. He was shipped out from San Diego, California. Frederick, Leroy Eugene Frederick, his service number was 5772117, Seaman 1C, V-6 USNR, resided in Sheldon, Texas. He was Honorably discharged. He was sent back to Camp Wallace, Texas after World War II ended.
Daddy worked for Brown & Root, Inc, 4100 Clinton Drive, Houston, Texas for [46] forty six years. Started out as a Mechanic and retired as Asst. Supt. of the Automotive Dept.
Lee & Barbara (Moore) Frederick were camp hosts for years in South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, etc… In 1995, all the Grandchildren were taken by son, Joseph Frederick & Brenda (Meyers)Frederick, to visit them in South Dakota, Wyoming, & Montana.
Leroy was a loving Son, Husband, Father, Grandfather, and Great-Grandfather. He was dearly loved and is greatly missed.