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Elish Roberts

Elish Roberts - First Person to be buried in Lockney Texas

Little is known about Elish Roberts. Even the exact date of his death is unknown, other than at some point he found his way to Lockney, Texas shortly after the West Texas town was founded. It is the circumstances, time and place of his death that brought him lasting notoriety. Roberts is the first person to be buried in the Lockney Cemetery. He was caught with another man's wife sometime in 1890. The resulting gunfight ended the life of Elish Roberts. His story is still studied in the local schools.
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Texas Comptroller Holding $36,708 in Unclaimed Money for Floyd County Business and Estates

Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

Floyd County Unclaimed Estates

These Deceased Residents of Floyd County Left a total $10,925 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Floydada and Lockney to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

 

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