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Stilson, Tex.

Originally a railroad, then farming town, it lasted less than 40 years, losing out to Dayton

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There is a historical marker for Stilson  and the Texas Handbook Online has a small article about Stilson.

Click this LINK for the search of "Stilson, Liberty Co., TX" Death Certificates on FamilySearch Records Search site

From little Hopel Reid's Death Certificate, we can see that the Linney Cem, although used from 1850 and served the Liberty County area, was also used by people from Stilson. The link will take you to the Linney Cem listed on Findagrave with over 1,000 memorials. There is a photo of the historical marker for the cemetery.

Born or lived in Stilson,
buried elsewhere

Buried in Stilson

Morris Ervin (Black)
b. Jul 17, 1906, *Onnerville, LA
d. Nov 26, 1936, Liberty, Liberty Co.
Son of Alex Ervin & Lorena Singleton, both of Onnerville
Husband of Alga Ervin
Lorena Squire of Dayton was informant
Buried in Crosby, TX
*I could not find a reference for Onnerville, LA

Hopel Reid (White)
b. Dec 21, 1917, Stilson, Liberty Co.
d. Feb 15, 1918, Stilson, Liberty Co.
Daughter of C.E. Reid of Jasper Co. MS & Sallie Lockard of Humbolt, TN
Buried in the Linney Cem

Albert L. Puckett (White)
b. Sept 26, 1903, Franklin, Robertson Co.
d. Feb 11, 1930, Stilson, Liberty Co.
Buried in Franklin

Martha Kovalcik (White)
b. Jan 31, 1921, Eastgate, Liberty Co.
d. Jan 21, 1922, Stilson, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Henry Kovalcik & Annie Kastur, both of Texas
Buried in the Linney Cem.


Known to have lived in Stilson
based on Death Reports

Dorothy Provo (Black)
b. Apr 5, 1922, Louisiana
d. Jan 23, 1928, Stilson, Liberty Co
Daughter of Sherman & Mary Provo, both of LA
Buried in Ames, Liberty Co.

Stephen Brown (White)
b. July 7, 1821
d. Dec 8, 1903, Stilson, Liberty Co

Mrs. Esther Brown (White)
b. Abt 1837
d. May 27, 1912, Stilson, Liberty Co.

Charles William Brunson (White)
b. Nov 22, 1895, Stilson, Liberty Co.
d. Apr 23, 1972, Baytown, Harris Co.
Son of C. Emmett Brunson & Annie Kincannon
Buried in Forest Park Lawndale Cem, Houston

Mrs. Ina Noble (White)
b. Abt 1871
d. Sept 13, 1908, Stilson, Liberty Co.

E. O. Rood (White)
b. Abt 1848
d. Aug 11, 1911, Stilson, Liberty Co.
Residence: Britt, Iowa
Not known where buried

John Ondarka (White)
b. Abt. 1849, Austria
d. Jan 7, 1923, Stilson, Liberty Co.
Buried in the Eastgate Cem
(neighboring community)


Frances Kind (White)
b. Jun 1860, Czechoslavakia
d. Feb 2, 1939, Stilson, Liberty Co.
Daughter of Jacob Piloit of Czechoslavakia
Wife of John Kind
Informant was Joe Kind of Taylor, TX
Buried in Dayton


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