Charles Patrick Booker 1
- Born: 23 Jan 1850, , , TN
- Marriage (1): Louisa Catherine Fulwiler about 1876
- Died: 24 Jan 1923 at age 73
- Buried: Booker Cemetery, , Taylor, TX
1. 1850 Sullivan Co. census [see father]
2. 1860 Sullivan Co. census [see father]
3. 1870 Sullivan Co. census [see father]
4. 1900 Taylor Co. TX census
5. TXGenweb: Taylor Co. TX - Booker Cemetery
6. 1910 Taylor Co. TX census
7. 1920 Taylor Co. TX census
8. TXGenweb: Taylor Co. TX -- History of Tuscola District - Independent
9. Rootsweb: Taylor Co. TX messageboard -- Fulwiler Family of Abilene by Stephanie Klauss <firstname.lastname@example.org>
!BIRTH: censuses for state and approximate date; Source-4 for date; Source-5 for exact date
!MARRIAGE: Source-4 for given name; Source-4 for approximate date; Source-9 Louisa Catherine b. 27 Feb 1853 d. 21 Jan 1926 married Charles P. Booker
!DEATH: Source-5 for date
!BURIAL: Source-5 for place
!ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Source-8 In the year 1889 or thereabouts, thanks to the efforts of such men as Messrs. J.L. Graham (Tuscola), Tom Fisher (Oklahoma), B.C. Gaither (Merkel) Thomas Knaus (deceased), C. P. Booker (Tuscola), and Dr. O.V. Cash (San Benito), sufficient funds were donated by prospective patrons for the erection of a one-room building.
Source-9 C..P. BOOKER came into the Buffalo Gap area in 1879 and some time thereafter he married Kate Fulwiler, daughter of J.W. Fulwiler. To this union there were born at least four children: Kate, Cecil, Jocie, and Claud. Mr. Booker acquired a section of land along the Abilene-Ballinger road some three miles to the northwest of "Old" Tuscola. This was one of the best farms in the Tuscola Valley and on the farm the Bookers constructed one of the most beautiful homes in the entire area. Mrs. Booker was a great lover of flowers and her yard was, for many years, the showplace of the territory.
C.P. Booker was always interested in education and the religious life of the community. He, along with Capt. Ben F. Jones, C.B. Gaither, John L. Graham and others, in 1882, erected a one-room school building near the Jones ranch and about a mile and a half from the Booker place. This one-room school continued to serve that area of the valley for many years. Later with the development of the "Old" Tuscola community some two and one half miles to the southeast of the Booker home a new two-room school was built about one half mile from the "Old" Tuscola store and postoffice. Later a third upstairs room was added. Mr. Booker was active in the building of this school.
I take the following from a little book called A TWICE TOLD HISTORY OF JIM NED VALLEY, compiled by, Tuscola Home Demonstration Club, 1969:
"On Easter Sunday, 1898, a Union Sunday School was organized. Sixty three children were there. Knox Fuller, a Presbyterian, was elected superintendent. Minnie Graham, a Baptist, was elected secretary. treasurer. Torn McCormick, a Nazarene and J.L. Groves, and C.P. Booker, Methodists, were elected teachers. Lelia Wright. a Baptist. was organist.' ,
For many years, Mr. Booker taught a class and at the same time acted as superintendent of the Sunday School. Mr. John L. Graham had donated the land on which the church was constructed and Mr. Booker headed a group of men who raised the necessary money to buy the lumber and the men of the communty did the construction of the church. The one survivor of the family is Mrs. Kate Booker Cousseaux, 709 Lexington, Abilene, Texas.
1900 Source-4 p. 61 #42-42 2 J-Pct
Booker, Charles P. Jan 1850 50 m 24yr TN TN VA farmer
Louisa C. Feb 1853 47 10-6 VA VA VA
Bettie A. Nov 1883 16 TX TN VA
Marcus C. Aug 1885 14 " " "
James A. May 1887 13 " " "
Samuel C. Sep 1890 9
Lettie K. Mar 1892 8
Josie E. M. Mar 1894 6
Striplin, Elisha Apr 1880 20 TX AL LA farm hand
!1910 Source-6 p. 63 #108-118 2-WD Abilene
Booker, C.P. 60 m 35yr TX __ __ farmer
L.C. 56 10-4 VA VA VA
Cecil 19 TX TX VA farmer
Claud 23 " " " farmer
Kate 18 " " "
Person, Price 5 TX TX TX g-son
Lila W. 3 " " " g-dau
!1920 Source-7 p. 63 #108-118 2-WD Abilene
Booker, C. P. 69 TN TN VA farmer
L. C. 64 VA VA VA
Claud 37 TX TN VA laborer
Morehead, Charles F. 7 TX TX TX g-son
Charles married Louisa Catherine Fulwiler about 1876. (Louisa Catherine Fulwiler was born on 27 Feb 1853 in , , VA, died on 21 Jan 1926 and was buried in Booker Cemetery, , Taylor, TX.)