“Branches and Twigs” are the descendants of our parents, grandparents, great grandparents and great, great grandparents. At this time, I have not thoroughly researched most of these aunts, uncles and cousins. Some are deceased and others are living and our inherited photo albums held only a smattering of photos. We wish there were more to share, so if you have pictures you would like to share, please send them to me and I’ll add them to this section of the blog.
Franklin “Frank” Leyburn LeBus born September 9, 1900, in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. He married Thelma Ruth Henderson about 1919. They had two children, Frank Leyburn, Jr. and Eleanor Raye. Frank and Thelma Ruth were divorced, and he remarried Alice Imogene “Genie” Cox after 1930. They had one son, Jack “Jackson” Glen. Frank died on November 7, 1972 in Longview, Harrison County, Texas, at the age of 72 and was buried in the Memory Park Cemetery in Longview.
Hazel Annabelle LeBus was born January 23, 1902, in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. She married Homer Grizzle on July 3, 1921. They had three children, Margaret Ann, Gloria Gene and George Homer. She died on September 8, 1981, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 79 and was buried in the Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
Archie Carlisle LeBus was born December 1, 1904, in Bonham, Fannin County, Texas. She married Bennett Allen Nance on January 1, 1925, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas. They had five children, Aileen, Dan Allen, Nancy, Lucy Ann and Steven Anthony. She died August 5, 1987, in Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, at the age of 82 and was buried in the Sunset Cemetery, Mountain Home, Kerr County, Texas.
Jack Blackburn LeBus was born April 17, 1906, in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma. He married Nora Iona Neeley on March 1, 1938. They had four children, JoAnn, Jacqueline, Jerry Blackburn and James “Jim” Franklin. He died on July 19, 1938, in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas at the age of 32 and was buried in the Riverside Cemetery in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.
Irene Clementine LeBus was born February 17, 1908, in Madill, Marshall County, Oklahoma. She married Paul Bilbrey October 16, 1927. They had two children, Don Gene and Paula. She died June 21, 1983, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 75 and was buried in the Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
Roy Henderson LeBus was born April 10, 1910, in Henrietta, Clay County, Texas. He married Lavena Mae Taylor on October 16, 1929. They had four children, Roy Taylor, George Richard, John Thomas “Tommy” and Sally. He died on Jan 14, 2000, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 89.
Laura V. LeBus was born on January 28, 1913, in Henrietta, Clay County, Texas. She married Milton E. Dietert in 1931. They were divorced. She married Clarence Denton “C.D,” and they had three children, Francille, Hazel Emilie and Lynda. She died on November 25, 1996, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas, at the age of 83.
George Franklin LeBus, Jr. was born May 10, 1917, in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. He married Louise Latham on June 28, 1937. They had three sons, George Franklin III, James Latham and Joe Ballard. He died on July 25, 1990, in Wichita Falls, Wichita County, Texas.
Ethel Marie LeBus was born August 6, 1919, in Electra, Wichita County, Texas. She married Thrall Shelton in about 1936. They were divorced before 1940. She married Denzil Bane Morrow in 1940 and they had three children, Ethel June, Pamela and Denzil Bane “Denny,” Jr. She died on November 23, 2010 in Cedar Park, Williamson County, Texas.
Donavel Calk LeBus was born on March 13, 1925 and died on May 22, 1925.
MORE BRANCHES AND TWIGS
George and Ethel celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 5, 1949 at the Wichita Falls Country Club. Here are a few photos taken on that very special occasion.
Pa and Ma LeBus’ Grandchildren