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Leslie Royce Pierce Collection



#1Mary Ann Smith SAXON GARRETT bottom right. Her daughter on left, Nannie Bell Saxon Clawson, behind Nannie, her sister Mary Emmeline Garrett. Next to her, son in law Arron Paul Clawson (husband of Nannie Bell) next to him, son of #1 Jesse Marcus Saxon


Mary Ann Smith SAXON GARRETT was my great grandmother (1864-1940)  Contributed by Leslie Pierce Royce

All of these folks are buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Port Arthur, Texas, where this family settled in 1914.

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 Identified from the Who is This page by Leslie Royce Pierce   

     The blond little girl about 6 and the dark haired boy about 3 are Doris Elizabeth Gabourel. Her brother was Hubert Gabourel.
     They were the children of Una Mae Pierce and John Gabourel, my aunt and uncle.
     Uncle John was from Utilla Island, Honduras, and that accounts for the dark skin of my cousin.
     Doris and Hubert Gabourel were born in Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas, as I was.
     Doris is still alive, and I saw her in June 2006 when I was in Port Arthur.
     Their grandfather and mine was Francis Marion Pierce, who was a brother to William Albert and Nettie Pierce from Pleasant Hill, whose daughter Annie Bell McNeill had these photos.
My grandparents, Frank and Lizzie Pierce left Mississippi in 1912 and moved to Texas.

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