Fawcett:FAWCETT, Arthur Lee (1886 - 1959)
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ARTHUR LEE FAWCETT was born on October 30, 1886 to Robert M. and Elizabeth Jane Aldridge at their farm 4 miles east of Wrightsboro, Gonzales County, Texas. In 1902 he moved to Val Verde County, Texas with his parents and sister. Arthur helped his father on his ranch along the Devil's River near Comstock.
On April 19, 1918 Arthur Fawcett married Lelia R. McFaddin at the North Baptist Church in Del Rio (Marriage Record; Deed 9:534-536). Arthur owned and operated a Model T Ford garage in Comstock (ca. 1915-1925 on lots 2-7 of Block 19), between Juno and Sonora Streets and just south of the railroad tracks. Arthur inherited this property from his father (who lived apart from his family in 1920 [Census Pct 3 # 91]). The metal garage building that stood in the 1970s has now been leveled. In 1919 their daughter, Mildred, was born in Del Rio. Her grandmother, Elizabeth Aldridge (Fawcett), lived with them (1920 Census Pct 3 # 22).
During the 1920s Arthur Fawcett worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad at Dryden and Pumpville, before moving to Sanderson, Texas in ca. 1930. He died on May 13, 1960 and is buried in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, along with Lelia. Their home stood until 1995 on the north side of Oak Street (U.S. 90), just east of Wilson Avenue (Block J, Lot 15) in Sanderson (Downie 1978:374-375; Deed 9:534-36).
From A History of the Fawcetts and Related Families in America by William Bloys Fawcett. Used by permission of Dr. Fawcett.
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