Van Winkle Cemetery

Climax, Collin Co Cemeteries of Texas

Photos by Gary Webb

Location: From Blue Ridge, Texas, go 1.2 miles west on Hwy 545 and turn south on Hwy 1377 for 7.8 miles. Cemetery will be on your right.

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Obit Submitted by  Elaine Nall Bay

W. H. Henry

The Rains County Leader, January 22, 1909

Van Winkle Cemetery


Sovereign Henry Dead
In Pilgrims Rest community on January 12, 1909, it was the will of an all-wise and merciful Creator to bear the pure spirit of our beloved friend and Sovereign, W. H. Henry, from this sorrowful earth to a heavenly home of love and peace.  Sovereign Henry was born in Missouri June 20th, 1866, but has resided in Texas since a mere boy.  On January 24th, 1884, he was happily married to Miss Maud E. Benton, and to this union were born six children, two of whom have preceded their father to the better world.  Sovereign Henry was taken sick on the 20th of March 1908, which gradually developed into that dread disease, Consumption.  Sovereign Henry was a true W. O. W., a kind and loving father and husband, and was loved and honored by all who knew him.  August 17th, 1908, he was baptized into the Christian church by Elder Wilkins.  He bore his sufferings with great patience and frequently expressed a desire to die.  He had no fears of death, but simply trusted in Jesus to save.  His remains were accompanied to Collin county by his devoted family and Sovereigns J. A. Johnson, C.M. Johnson, J. S. Eads, W. E. Bevers, D. B. Yandel and W. H. Hill, where his body was laid to rest in the Van Winkle Cemetery with Woodmen honors. --- G. W. Hendrix
~ ~ ~ The Rains County Leader, January 22, 1909