Resurrecting Texas’ Long Lost Tradition

A member of the Barnes family apparently returning home during WWII and photographed in front of the gate at Texas State Cemetery, which is owned by the Texas government. The Barnes home is nearby on the cemetery. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
A photo of Ardelia Woods. She was born on January 3, 1833, in Muldoon, Texas, the daughter of Norman Woods. She had one daughter with Thomas Sowell Glimp in 1872. She died on April 10, 1920, in Burnet, Texas, having lived a long life of 87 years. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
A photo of Ernest Barnes, the sexton of Texas State Cemetery where he and his family both lived and worked for almost forty years. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
The Barnes family at play in the Texas State Cemetery. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
Cattle and donkeys on the Barnes family property, as referenced in the Austin American-Statesman article, showing evidence of home and work life. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
Barnes women posing with pet family cat. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
Barnes children sitting in the Texas State Cemetery. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.
Caretaker/Sexton Ernest Barnes both at home and at work on Texas State Cemetery. Photo provided by Ray Dunn.

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