Exile Cemetery

Prepared by Marjorie Kellener

History and Survey by Sid Heard, Reagan Wells, Texas Compiled by Marjorie Keilner

Location: Off US 83 at Dry Frio River; up FM 1051 to Reagan Wells community; 7 or 8 miles above Reagan Wells on the old Hokit Ranch; about 1/2 mile East of Dry Frio road.

History: Exile Cemetery dates to at least Dec. 22, 1892. The cemetery served a community called Exile which also supported a school by that name. The Exile settlement was about 8 miles above the present location of Reagan Wells.
One very moving story connected with Exile Cemetery is that of Hubert W. Boales. He and Winnie Pruitt were married in 1899 and hitched up the wagon for a trip to Mexico to see friends who worked on a ranch there. The honeymoon trip became a nightmare when on the return trip home, Hubert fell quite ill. Shortly thereafter, others took to their sickbeds.
The doctor was sent for and said upon reaching the yard gate, "It's small-pox, can1 t you smell it?". The sympathetic crowd standing around scattered in all four directors. With good reason, small-pox was one of the most dreaded diseases in those times.
Nine people from the Exile Community fell ill; all were quaranteed   Hubert and his father, Austin H. Boales, were the only two who died. A strange decision was made when Hubert died on Sept. 08. He would be buried apart from the other graves at Exile Cemetery. A site about 1/2 mile away was chosen and Hubert was laid to rest. Twenty days  later, Austin H. Boales was buried beside his son. A joint stone  records his death beside his wife in the cemetery proper and one in the Smallpox Annex of Exile Cemetery marks his resting place.


BOALES,	Annie Alleen	09-30-1874	10-17-1935

BOALES,	Austin H.	12-12-1841	09-28-1899

BOALES,	Kate E. (Carlisle)

(wife)	07-01-1836	08-20-1926

BOALES,	John 0. (Jack)	12-17-1876	09-03-1954

BOALES,	Mable N. (Routt)

(wife)	02-05-1904	02-28-1954

BOALES,	Lawrence	04-17-1934	10-24-1937

BOALES,	J. D. , Jr.	10-27-1926	O7~O3~l979*

PFC, US Army, World War II

CROMEANS, C. W.	03-31-1879 10-18-1900

CUMNINS, H. T.	05-10-1831 10-25-1907

CUMMINS, Infant daughter of

R. L.	Cummins	01-04-1910	09-04-1910

FELTS, Louis Edward	08-08-1826 03-14-1909

FELTS, Ann (Todd)	02-16-1849 06-20-1894

GAINES,	Nola Lucy	1910	1913


RIME Abbie S.	11-13-1881 05- -1935

HIME, George	02-14-1850	01-31-1934

HIME, John Lee	08-15-1890	05-05-1906


HOKET, Charles H.	04-10-1865	01-15-1941


HOKET, Mary Frances (Boales)	12-07-1867	02-08-1951

HOKET, Richard Henry	02-11-1892	03-27-1946

MANER, Dora (Routt)	10-10-1897	03-04-1920

MORRIS, W. C.	1930	1930

O'BRYANT, Annie Ethel	10-05-1901	01-29-1907

O'BRYANT, Nettie Jane	02-08-1852	12-22-1892

O'BRYANT, Infant

ROUTT, J. M.	1928

ROUTT, Johnnie W.	02-09-1870	04-27-1952

ROUTT, Mollie F. (Hime)(wife)	05-28-1875	11-16-1956





BOALES, Austin H. 12-12-1841 09-28-1899
"A precious one from us has gone;
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home,
That never can be filled."
BOALES, Hubert W. 09-10-1870 09-08-1899
"But is he dead - no, no, he lives;
His precious spirit flys
To heaven above there to receive
That long expected prize.