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Charles Edward

Jasper Newton
Roxie Sue
Earl Eugene
Charles William
Neva Nell
Troy Dan

Charles Edward (Edd)  Briscoe
was born April 28, 1883 in Pittsburg, Texas and
 died Dec. 21, 1944 in Austin, Texas.
Charles Eduard, Ilene, Newt, Roxi and Earl

This was writen by Olga Mae Farell. Grand Ma's Sister's daughter. Olga Mae lived on the Kelly farm about five miles west of Commerce,Texas. It was called Center Chapel Community.

Uncle Edd (Grand Pa Charles Edward Briscoe) and Aunt Ilene also lived on the Kelly farm. I remember one time that my family went to the county fair at Celeste,Texas and it came a big rain while we were at the fair. There was no hard service roads and we had to drive home on muddy roads. When we were in about one mile of Uncle Edd and Aunt Ilene's home, a neighbor was gone from home and his garage door was open so Daddy just drove in his garage. We walked up to Uncle Edd and Aunt Ilene's and spent the night with them.

Earl and Ilene


Grandma Briscoe and her children


On the left is a picture of her on her 95th birthday -
about 3 months before she died.

Olga Mae, born March 5, 1912, was the fourth of eight children born to Walter Cicero Farell and Sarah Estelle Baxter Farell.  She was born in Fairlie, Texas, and lived there for the first six months of her life.  The family moved to the community of Center Chapel where she lived until she was fifteen.  The family moved back to Fairlie where Olga Mae proudly graduated from Fairlie High School in 1931.  She lived in or near Fairlie until 1955 when she moved to Dallas.  She worked as a Lead Clerk at Employers Casualty Company.  She retired in 1977 after twenty years with the company. 
She was married to Hollis Walls (1910-1974) in Durant, OK, on December 19, 1935.  Hollis was from the Mud Dig community (Fannin County), whose family had previously lived in Fairlie.  Their one child, Mae Nell Walls, was born October 29, 1937.  The family lived on one of Walter Farellís farms just north of Fairlie.  In May 1946, Olga Mae and Nell moved to Fairlie and made their home with Walter and Estelle.  Olga Mae provided for Nell by picking and hoeing cotton, cooking in the school lunch room and doing the school custodial work.  She is probably best remembered for her years as the cook in the schoolís lunch room.  Her most popular menu was hamburgers.  For more than fifty years, former students continued to compliment her on those meals.  Her most unusual menu request came from C. W. Brown, principal of the school.  The government had given the school heaps of canned pumpkin and Mr. Brown wanted to know if she could make a pumpkin pie that would taste like a sweet potato pie.  She did her best. 
Olga Mae is also remembered for her many years as a Sunday School teacher.  At the Fairlie Baptist Church, she taught both children and adults.  It was not unusual for someone to thank her for what she taught them as a child in Sunday School.  After moving to Dallas, she taught a group of ladies her age where she forged many long lasting friendships.  She taught the same group of friends for more than 15 years beginning as a Business and Professional womenís class and finishing as a retired womenís class.
In 1983 she moved to Lewisville, Texas, to be near Nell and her family.  She lived in Lewisville the remainder of her days and was active in Lakeland Baptist Church where she again taught a Sunday School class of ladies her age.
Her daughter, Nell married Burton L. Loftus on October 7, 1967 and they live in Flower Mound, Texas.  Olga Mae has one granddaughter, Katie Loftus who teaches and lives in Allen, Texas.
Olga Mae went to be with her Lord Sunday, June 17, 2007 at 1:15 PM.  She joins her parents, beloved brother and sister, Charlie and Gladys, and nephew and nieces, Charles Lee, Gay and Pat.  In addition to Nell and her family, Olga Mae is survived by sister-in-law Uralee Farell, friends Andy and Zelda Loftus, numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends.
Funeral Services will be Tuesday, June 19, 2007, at 10:30 AM at First Baptist Church, Flower Mound.  Family visitation will be prior to the service, at the church, from 9 AM to 10:15 AM. 
Graveside services and burial will be at 3:30 PM at Sonora Cemetery in Fairlie, Texas.
Memorials may be made to Sonora Cemetery, C/O Treasurer, 5485 FM 1563
Commerce, TX  75428
 He married Rosie Halbert and they had two children. Newt and Roxie Sue
Married Lelia Llene Baxter Sept. 30, 1908 in Commerce, Texas. Daughter of Daniel Baxter and Francis Dobbins. She was born Oct. 6, 1886 in Searcy, Ark., and died Feb 17, 1969 in Austin, Texas.
Charles and Lelia had six children:

The picture belongs to Sidney and Dorothy.  She brought it to the Fairlie School Reunion several years ago for me to see and I took this picture of it.  It is of Daniel and Fannie Baxter -- Grandpa and Grandma Baxter.  Grandpa died shortly before Grandmother and Granddad died.  Grandma died probably when Mother was a teenager.
written by Nell

Briscoe Children - Newt, Roxie, Willie, Earl and JB (baby)

Newt & Charles

Grandma's brothers and sisters
John  - 1872 - 1907 ; Viola (Ola) - 1875 -  ;  Ida - 1877 -  ;  Mary Annie - 1879 -  ;  Sarah Estelle - 1881 - 1957  ;  William Smith - 1883 - 1969  ;  Ilene - 1886 -  ;  Emma - 1890 -
below should be the junger ones

So standing left is Sarah Estelle. Seated left is Mary Annie. Uncle Will. Maybe grandma standing right?? Ida Mae seated  right???

Ilene Baxter Briscoe and Sarah Estelle Baxter Farell
Howse & Son Studio (where developed) date smeared on back. 
September 1952 (probably)
Grandmother (Estelle) died in May 1957
Date ends in 2 but I don't think it would be 1942

In the picture, Wesley and Ida Mae are standing.  Aunt Emma is holding James and Uncle Tom is holding Duke.




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