Hawthorne's wife was Mattie Diane Laney, daughter of John Calvin & Mary
Jane Hollis Laney
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From: "Charles A Wyly" <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 3:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ERATH] Ramage-Stone-Carey
I was looking through the book TEXAS COUNTRY REPORTER, from TV reporter
Bob Phillips. , first published in 1950and copyright 2000.
On page 15 he has a report of Jewell Ramage and Family of Hooks, Texas,
near Arkansas border. Several photos of the old barn turned store and a
new restaurant near Hooks off I-30.
In the 1940's Jewell Ramage and dad Hawthorne Ramage farmed in Black
Stump Valley north of Iredell- South of Duffau. They had one field on the
flat top of a mouintain of 35 acres. They had to back tractors up to
plant corn and other crops. I spent a few days one summer sacking Speltz
Wheat and Hairy Vetch on their old Allis Chalmers combine, tied the
sacks, and slid them to the ground to dry. They had a Wheat- Vetch grain
seed separator. in an older farm house. Either Jewell or Hawthorne was
a leader in Hico American Legion. They sold out to buy Red River land.
They had a 3 car garage with an unwalled room with bed and wood stove
and shower where I slept. . Dad and mom knew them from Tractor shops and
seed oats and Hico Reunion, and they always visited some at such
Now, in my Carey- Stone- handwritten notes from Grace Ramage Livingston
(SP) of Arkansas she lists her Carey, Bateman, and Stone ancestors , Also
they were my ancestors. Can anyone furnish more on the above
Ra,mage farms in Hooks sell melons, pecans, blueberries, , and whatever
is in season, cheaper than groceries sell them.
the Restaurant should be open noiw.
Was Mrs. Ramage a Newman?? related to Hunter Newman of Black Stump
Valley, and later in Venus, Texas???
Check this book out- it may have others in it which fit your family
Charles A. Wyly
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