Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas) Page: 594
- Highlighting On/Off
- Adjust Image
- Rotate Left
- Rotate Right
- Brightness, Contrast, etc. (Experimental)
- Cropping Tool
- Download Sizes
- Preview all sizes/dimensions or...
- Download Thumbnail
- Download Small
- Download Medium
- Download Large
- High Resolution Files
- IIIF Image JSON
- IIIF Image URL
- View Extracted Text
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
POOLE, D. Y.
Country Home of Mr. and Mrs. D.Y. Poole circa
David Yancy Poole (1860-1949) was the
son of Dr. T.C. Poole (1833-1902), originally
of Charleston, South Carolina. In South
Carolina, they lived near enough to Fort
Sumter to hear the shots fired from the
garrison many times. They had lived for some
time in Albany, Texas, before coming to
Walnut Springs. A clipping from The Walnut
Springs Gazette kept by David Poole's wife,
Sallie Wilbanks, gave an account of their
marriage in 1887 at the residence of her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Wilbanks, by
the pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian
Church, Rev. B. Austin of Walnut Springs.
Mrs. D.Y. Poole's father, Calvin Wilbanks
(1836-1908) was born in Tennessee and came
to Texas as a young man. Her mother was
Sarah Elizabeth Russell Wilbanks (1848-
1946), who was born in Carroll County,
Mississippi, coming to Texas in 1859 at the
age of twelve. Her parents were Dr. and Mrs.
William Henderson Russell, who settled east
of Walnut Springs at a place that came to be
called Russell Gap.
The Pooles purchased an excellent piece of
farm land and built an attractive home just
before the turn of the century two miles north
of Walnut Springs.
In 1889, their only child, Willie Catherine,
was born. Talented in music, she attended
Sacred Heart Academy, a boarding school in
Waco, as a teenager. She met Lawrence Ross
Whiteley (1888-1927), a young banker, and
they were married in 1912. He died in 1927,
and she in 1983. They and her parents are
buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Walnut
Willie Whiteley was a leader in church,
civic, and social activities; she taught music
to a large number of children and inspired
confidence in her pupils. She served as
pianist and organist in the Methodist Church
for many years.
by Mrs. M.V. Bonds
My father, Dewitt Talmadge Poston, was
the youngest son of William Tillie and Mary
Ann Cutbirth Poston. He was born in 1888
D.T. Poston (1927), Rancher
at Mosheim, Texas. He married Mollie Oma
Jones in 1907 at Mosheim. Mother was born
in 1889 at Mosheim. She was the youngest
child of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Jones.
Mother died from burns received when she
was reaching for medicine on a mantel while
tending a sick child. She was thirty-one years
old when she died.
My parents were Presbyterian and attend-
ed Old Rock Church, later becoming mem-
bers of the Mosheim Methodist Church
where Dad was a layman. He also served on
the Mosheim School Board many years.
Dad's home was one-half mile south of
Mosheim where he lived all but the last six
years of his life when he moved into town at
Valley Mills. Dad acquired his land from his
father and later bought some from his
brothers and sisters. William Tillie was one
of the first Postons in Bosque County,
settling near Mosheim at the end of the Civil
War. Dad farmed and bought and sold sheep
and cattle for a living. He had some of the
first Angus cattle in Bosque County.
Seven children were born to Dad and
Mother, six boys and a girl. All of us took an
active part in the community and we all
raised and showed Angus calves in our 4-H
club and at the Fort Worth and Houston
stock shows. Wallace (Jack) Poston left
Mosheim and lived in and around Akron,
Ohio. He married, and he and Julia adopted
two sons. Jack was in the pipeline construc-
Lois Poston married John Goodnight of
Waco, and they had two sons. The oldest,
Finley, died at age six. Charles still lives in
Waco. Lois worked many years for Goldstein-
Migel in Waco and retired a short time before
One son, W.C. Poston, died in infancy.
Finley Poston married Zelma Moore of
Odessa, and they had one girl and a son.
Finley had a feed business in Gatesville and
later in Ennis.
Talmadge Poston married Katheryn Biggs
of Stephenville where he owned and operated
a feed mill. They had one daughter and
adopted a son.
Bill Poston married a Walnut Springs girl,
Pearl Roark, and they have two boys. Bill was
also in the pipeline work and eventually
settled in Dayton, Ohio, where he and Pearl
I, D.T. Poston, Jr., married Ruth McKin-
ney of nearby Turnersville. We have one
daughter and four sons. I retired from thirty-
one years of civil service work in and around
the Waco area. Ruth and I moved back
"home" on Route 1, Valley Mills in 1979.
Dad married Viola Lane of Lane's Chapel
community in 1925. They had one son,
W-% --4 6 W -
Walter Lindsey. Walter married Diane Fulp
and later farmed and ranched near Clifton.
They had three girls and two boys. Walter
was killed in a truck accident at age 47.
I remember shortly before Dad married
"Miss Viola", Lois and all of us boys helped
with the farm work and the cooking. On more
than one occasion we tried our hand at
making candy. Often we would burn the
candy and the pots beyond hope. To keep
Dad from finding out we would run and bury
the skillets in the garden. I've often wondered
what went through his mind when he plowed
the skillets up in the garden later.
by D.T. Poston, Jr.
POSTON, ARTHUR BRITTON
Arthur and Marie Poston Wedding Photo-1906
My father, Arthur Britton Poston, married
Marie Hotchkiss December 26, 1906, at
Mosheim, Texas. Mother was born Jan. 22,
1891, at Bartlett, Texas to Joseph Pannell
Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Burlingame Hotch-
kiss. She came to Bosque County as a young
girl after the death of her father.
My parents lived at Mosheim on one of
Grandpa Poston's farms until 1916 when they
bought property at Lane's Chapel. They were
always interested in the church and school.
He served as steward and trustee in the
Methodist Church; served on the Lane's
Chapel and Mosheim school board of trus-
tees. He was also an active Mason and
Woodman of the World.
My parents were interested in education
and encouraged their children to get an
education. Tillie tells of riding his horse eight
miles to attend Clifton High School. I can
remember Papa helping each of us with
"lessons" after supper while Mama was
overseeing the kitchen work and other chores.
We used kerosene oil lamps; later had
"Delco" lights and later electric lights. The
three older daughters became school teachers
and the youngest became a registered nurse.
Here’s what’s next.
This book can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Matching Search ResultsView four pages within this book that match your search.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Book.
Bosque County History Book Committee. Bosque County: Land and People (A History of Bosque County, Texas), book, 1985; Dallas, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth91038/m1/610/?q=poole: accessed February 26, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.