|Husband's Name||Wife's Name|
|TRAUGHBER, William "Will" Eugene||WELLS, "Leora" Mae|
|Birth Date||08 Mar 1871||02 Feb 1878||Christened||Logan County Kentucky||Franklin County Texas 1880 census
||Death Date||05 Dec 1930
Death Cert COD: Heart
|01 Oct 1972||Obituary & Burial Data||Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County Texas
||Rosemound Cemetery, Commerce, Hunt County Texas
Dual Gravestone Marker
|Marriage Date||01 July 1897||Franklin County Texas||Father||TRAUGHBER, William of Kentucky||WELLS, Thomas A.
B: 1841 Tennessee D: AFT 1880
|Mother||COOK, Elizabeth of Kentucky||BRADY, Elmina
B: 1852 Kentucky M: 08 OCT 1969
|State||Death Data||Location||Married To & Date|
|F||TRAUGHBER, Myrtle May||01 Mar 1899||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||17 May 1982||Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands CA
||DUNCAN, Arthur Lee|
|M||TRAUGHBER, Clark Ray||20 Dec 1901||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||15 Jan 1975||Hunt County Texas||Unmarried
|M||TRAUGHBER, Morris Sheppeard||24 May 1905||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||21 Jun 1986||Montague County, TX||LONDON, Ruth Mae (1907-2010)
|M||TRAUGHBER, Jesse James "J.J."||Family Records: 22 May 1908 Headstone: 20 Nov 1903
|Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||Family records: 23 Aug 1975 Headstone: 23 Aug 1979||Gregg County TX||WOOD, Virginia Lavon
dau of Robert Moses WOOD & Bettie BELL
|F||TRAUGHBER,Leta||09 Oct 1909||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||10 Dec 1910||TX||COD:"Auto Toxemia - Worms|
|M||TRAUGHBER, Murry Lee||08 Aug 1910||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||30 Nov 1971||Harris County TX||DORR, Lulu 17 Dec 1938 - 21 Nov 1996|
|F||TRAUGHBER, Aline (Twin)||10 Jan 1913||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||12 Jan 1914||TX||COD:food poisoning|
|M||TRAUGHBER, Eugene (Twin)||10 Jan 1913||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins County||TX||21 Aug 1916||Death Certificate||Died as child
COD: Croup, Tonsilitus
|F||TRAUGHBER, Grace||11 May 1917||Sulphur Bluff Ranch, Hopkins||TX||Death Date||TX||BOHANNON, William Roy "Bo"
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The photograph was taken in the Spring of 1910 just months before Murry Lee Traughber was born. Little Leta died in December, just 2 months and a day after her first birthday.
Wiliam Eugene Traughber was born 08 March 1871 on the Kentucky, Tenessee border. The Traughber lands lay in both Logan County Kentucky and Cocke County Tennessee. So, he was actually born in both states. At the age of 12 the family moved to Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas where he spent the rest of his life.
Leora Wells was born in Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County, Texas on the 2nd day of February 1878. At a very young age she lost most of her family in an Indian massacre. She said it happened when she was about 5 years old. The family had just arrived at the ranch when they were attacked by Indians. Of that terrible tragedy, she remembered hiding under the wagon watching them murder her parents.
William Eugene Traughber and Leora Wells were married 01 July 1897 in Franklin County Texas. On January 1st, 1896 before they were husband and wife they purchased 2 tracts of land from G.S. and M.K. Traughber. The first to William Eugene Traughber - 250 acres for the sum of $1,000.00. The second to Leora Wells Traughber, a 50 acre tract for the sum of $250.00. It was on this land that they would bring 9 children into the world and bury three.
Leora Wells married William E. Traughber 01 July 1897 in Franklin County. This couple found in 1900 census in Hopkins County. She said she was born Feb 1879 in Texas stated both parents born TX. William E Traughber born KY Mar 1871 and daughter May M Traughber born Mar 1899. Leora Traughber died in Hopkins Co Mem Hosp 01 Oct 1972 lived in Commerce, Hunt Co per her youngest daughter, Mrs. Grace Bohannon she was born 02 Feb 1878 in Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins Co. This Leora's parents were Thomas A Wells and Elmina listed in 1880 Franklin Co Census."
Child buried next to Leta -TRAUGHBER, GREEN S. Born 19 AUG 1904 Died 28 FEB 1905 -, which could mean my great grandfather William Euguene Traughber and G.S. may have been brothers. Son of G.S. and M.K Traughber.
There is a double headstone in the Blanco Cemetery, Pittsburg County Oklahoma, USA with G.S. Traughber B: 12 Oct 1868 D:20 Dec 1941 and Katie B: 13 Oct 1875 D: 28 Jan 1949 inscribed on it. The text reads General Sydney Traughber was born in Danville, Kentucky to William Traughber and Elizabeth Cook. He was a farmer and died in Blanco. With an added note: General Sidney Traughber married Katie Fitzgerald in Kentucky or Tennessee and they settled in Oklahoma. He was the brother of my Great-Great-Grandfather, George W. Traughber.--McGraver"
1880 Sulphur Bluff, Hopkins County Texas Census
Household Members: Name Age
Thomas A. Wells 39
Elmina Wells 28
Nicholas J. Wells 10
Mary L. Wells 7
John A. Wells 5
Deolphus Wells 3
Leora Wells 2
1900 Justice Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas 14 June 1900 Image 23 of 49
Census w/Place of Birth|Fathers Place of Birth|Mothers Place of Birth|
Head TRAUGHBER, Willie E. Mar 1871 29 Kentucky Kentucky Kentucky
Wife TRAUGHBER, Lera Feb 1879 21 Texas Texas Texas
Daughter TRAUGHBER, May M Mar 1899 01 Texas Kentucky Texas
Head TRAUGHBER, O Jan 1838 62 Kentucky Tennessee Tennessee
Daughter TRAUGHBER, Alice R. Oct 1854 45 Tennessee Kentucky Kentucky
1910 Justice Precinct 5, Hopkins, Texas, Census
Head Willie Traughber M 39 Kentucky
Wife Leora Traughber F 34 Texas
Daughter Myrtle M Traughber F 11 Texas
Son Clark R Traughber M 9 Texas
Son Jessie Traughber M 7 Texas
Son Morris S Traughber M 4 Texas
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