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160. Grace BLAKENEY204 was born on 1 January 1886 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.162,164 She died on 1 July 1945 at the age of 59 in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas.163

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS - FANNIN COUNTY TEXAS, Dean & Patrician Newhouse, Vol. 3, 1982. Buried at Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham, TX.

Grace had lived in Bonham for 20 years at the time of her death. Her address was 314 W. 10th Street. She died of ovarian cancer. Her parents are listed as B. F. Blakney, born Alabama, and Marion Haden, born Missouri. W. P. Rountree of the same address was the informant, obviously her husband. She was buried at Willow Wild the day after her death.

Grace BLAKENEY and William Payne ROUNTREE were married in 1909.164 William Payne ROUNTREE163,166 was born on 22 February 1883 in Llano County, Texas. He died 16 Janury 1975 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

1910 Census. Justice Prec 1, Sutton Co, TX, Hh 118
Payne H. Rountree, 37, married 1 year, b. TX, parents b. TX, Salesman, Dry Goods Store
Grace, 24, no children, b. TX, father b. AL, mother b. MO

1920 Census. Justice Prec 3, Briscoe Co, TX, Hh 8
Ollie L. Cantwell, 18
Elsie W., wife, 17
Payne Rountree, boarder, 35, Farm labor, working out
Mary L., 9, boarder
Grace, boarder, 33

1930 Census. Ben F. Blakeney, age 70, widowed, b. AL, father b. in SC, mother b. AL. Payne Roundtree, son-in-law, age 47, b. TX; his father b. GA, mother B. TX. Salesman in Retail Shoes. Grace Roundtree, daughter, age 44, 23 when married. Mary L. age 19, still at home.
Cora, sister, 20, Bookkeeper, Mercantile store
Sharing the residence with Basil Halbert and family.

1940 Census. Bonham City, Fannin, Texas, Hh 248
314 W. 10th St - lived in the same house in 1935
B. F. Blakeney, 80, widowed
W. P. Rountree, son-in-law, 57, Salesman, Insurance
Grace Rountree, dau, 54

27 Apr 1942 - World War II Draft Registration
William Payne Rountree lived at 314 W. Tenth St, Bonham, Fannin TX. He was age 59, born 22 Feb 1883 in Llano, TX. Mary Louise Rountree of 306 W. 9th St, Austin, TX, would always know his address. He was employed by the Kansas City Life Insurance Co out of Kansas City, MO. He was 5'10 1/2" tall, 155 #'s. Blue eyes, black hair.

Texas Death Certificate #01990
William Payne Rountree died East Dallas Hospital, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX on 16 Jan 1975. He died of pulmonary edema and pneumonia and cardiac failure. He was born 17 Feb 1883, died at age 91. He was widowed. Father's name unknown, mother listed as Louise Routhe. Mary L. Rogers was the informant. Body was removed to Bonham for burial, Willow Wild Cemetery.

CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS - FANNIN COUNTY TEXAS, Dean & Patrician Newhouse, Vol. 3, 1982. Buried in Willow Wild Cemetery, Bonham.

Grace BLAKENEY and William Payne ROUNTREE had the following children:



Mary Louise ROUNTREE163 was born in 1911 in Texas.164

1940 Census. Abilene, Taylor Co, TX, Hh 500
Isabel K. Hardwicke, age 43, divorced
Mary Louise Rountree, lodger, 29, single, lived in Bonham, Fannin Co in 1935. She was working as a stenographer at the state employment office.

Married a Rogers. At the time of writing "Fannin Co Folks & Facts", three grandchildren were listed for Olive & B. F. Blakeney - Mary Louise Rogers of Dallas; Morris Wilson of San Antonio and children - Mary Blakeney had married a Morris Wilson; and Evelyn Baber of San Bernardino, CA and her children. Apparently the son George had no sons.

Mary Louise has a birth certificate. She was born 22 Jan 1911 in Sonora, TX. Her father was Wm P. Rountree, Merchant; her mother Grace Blakeny.