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Wilks Family Texas Pictures (4)

Children of W. W. Wilks & Erie Catharine Taylor

3. Reta Vird Wilks

Reta md. Los Charlie "L. C." Ross, 6 Oct 1931, Burnet, TX. They had four children.

She md. 2nd, a widower, Asa W. Howell 1 Jan 1979, at Burnet.



 1920 Reta Wilks in 4th grade at Oden School in the brown dress ~ said the other girls made fun of her because she only had one school dress

 1929, Reta, age 18


1930, Reta

 Charlie Ross & Reta Wilks, married 6 Oct 1931





Doris age 2 and Jerry Ross age 3 1/2

When Jerry pulled Doris in the wagon, she cried and couldn't explain what hurt. It was the joint where the swiveling wagon tongue pinched her!



 Reta, Jerry, Monte, Charlie, and Doris Ross at Dublin, abt 1941 at Dublin

 Jerry, Monte, Doris, 1942



 Charlie, Reta, with children Doris, Monte, Jerry, 13 May 1943

Jerry & Doris wearing Kirby's Army caps, 1943



 1942 ~ W. W., Doris, Monte, Erie

 1943 ~ Monte, Jerry, Barbara, Doris, Sheron

3 Sep 1944, they moved to the country, into a new frame house built on land bought from L. C. Chamberlain place, 3 mi. East of Burnet. The builder was LaRue Tippie, Charlie's boyhood friend, whose father Frank Tippie was the widower of Reta's aunt, Generrah Taylor. The house and barn were built of prefabricated government granaries, as building materials were scarce. Metal was scarce too, because of WW II, and the doorknobs were made of celluloid. The house was rectangular, and as finances became available, a large full-length front porch was added, with its roof added later. Sheathed in black tarpaper, asbestos siding was later added.




Charlie Ross & LaRue Tippie, 1930

Top: Erie Wilks & Myrl McLean at Charlie & Reta's house

 Jerry Van Ross, Jul 1946



 Ross home and cattle

 Charlie & Reta abt 1947?



 1950 at Dublin ~ Reta, Jerry, Doris, Monte

1949 Monte Ross & Sheron McLean at Burnet






Dec 1954 ~ Reta went to San Antonio to help her daughter Doris and husband Ray Brock pack to move to Cleveland, OH, when he was discharged from the Army (stationed at Brooke Army Medical Center on grounds of Fort Sam Houston), here playing music with Jerry & Reta



 Reta rode the train to Cleveland for the birth of Danny to daughter Doris, but she drove (in January) when Becky was born

 Charlie and Reta welcomed each of their grandchildren (Wayne shown here)

Charlie's health was bad, so their children planned a 45th anniversary party, afraid he wouldn't live until their Golden wedding (50th). He died a year later, 2 Oct 1977 ~ 4 days before his 70th birthday.



 Oct. 6, 1976 ~ Reta & Charlie with their children Doris, Monte, Jerry

 Sep 1960 ~ Reta & Charlie, at Kirby's


 Reta remarried 1 Jan 1979, to Asa W. Howell. Asa died 24 Dec 1982.

 Reta & her children Jerry, Doris, Monte, at her 80th birthday party, 2 July 1991, Burnet Church of Christ Fellowship Center




 Reta in 1930, her senior class picture

Reta abt 1945

 Reta in 1960


 Doris & Reta in Feb 1975

 Reta in 1985

Reta abt 1990


 1st cousins, Alpha Moore Campbell & Reta Wilks Ross, Oct 1985, in Oregon

Reta lived the last three years of her life with Doris. She died 2 Feb 1994, Grand Prairie, TX, and was buried beside Charlie in the Burnet Ceme.

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