Hi, I just sent a note to Waymon Dees and had a paragraph avout the
Roberson Stage Lines (I mispelled it Robinson) . My Uncle Joe Evans drove
one of their "Robinson Stage Lines" buses. I remember the old Graham
Paige and other "Stretch Jobs" wit luggage racks on the back, and in an
open rack on top of the bus. They also had mail contrtacts. I think Uncle
Joe was raised by his Uncle Cleve, who became a chiropractor in his later
years. Several Evans folk are buried in Pony Creek(Box) old and new
cemeteries, the Mitchell Creek cemetery, Selden(Hatchett) Cemetery,
Indian Creek south of Stephenville, and Stephenville cemeteries.
When the Roberson Stage lines and routes and contract mail sold out to
Bowen, their headquarters was in San Angelo or Brownwood, home of Camp
Bowie (WWiCamp Bpwie was west of Fort Worth in Benbrook). Uncle Joe moved
to San Angeloand made the run from San Angelo to Fort Worth. Bowen sold
out to Continental, which consolidated with Trailways - Continental
Trailways, which was in West Dallas for home base. Greyhound has gobbled
them all up now . Bus freight in the oil fields and to small post offices
was big money in Uncle Joe's days with the Robersons.
I used to go with mom to see her sister, Effie Carey Evans. We stopped at
the bus shops a few times. They had grease pits under the busses when
they parked them for service.
Was Autrey Roberson or the Johnsville Robersons your family ? I attended
school with one- red headed and freckled faced. Seemas one married a
Goodman- a relative of the Mills and Little families. One of my South
Carolina ancestors was a Polly Mills Copeland.
My first cousin, Wayne Evans has a sister in Abilene. he is in Dallas and
used to work for the old Red Ball Express trucking co. He said he had
never been able to trace his dad 's ancestors positively out of Erath
County but wants to.
Am I on the right track?
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