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Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

Life in Hale County Texas 1850 - 1950
Ruby Hutcherson Lemons and Sons

Ruby Hutcherson Lemons and Sons

In 1933 Ruby Hutcherson Lemons sat on the bumper of a car in Plainview with her sons, Carl (Sonny) and Warren. Ruby graduated from Wayland and then Baylor University. She taught music at the Gatesville Reform School for Boys for 8 years. After Ruby's husband Vergil died in 1952, she returned to Plainview for the rest of her life. Her first son, pictured on left, was born with severe cerebral palsy. Carl Norman (Sonny) Lemons never spoke, walked or used his hands. She refused to institutionalize him and took care of him from 1929 until her death in 1973. He lived until the age of 64 after being told he wouldn't live six months.
 

. . . Photo courtesy Brent Lemons

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Amazing People from Hale County Texas

Amazing People from Hale County TexasStories about people from Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy Texas

Books about Hale County People and Places

Books about Hale County People and PlacesBooks about People from Plainview, Hale Center, Petersburg and Abernathy Texas

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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