Samuel Robert Gerald

Born:Feb 21 1847 In:  East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana
Died:Apr 17 1909 (at age 62)In:  Austin, Texas


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Leila W. Gerald (born Holmes)
His wife
Samuel Robert Gerald, Jr.
His son
Willie Gerald
His son
Irma Gibson (born Gerald)
His daughter
Velma Folsom Bowie (born Gerald)
His daughter
Satina Edith Gerald (born Henessy)
His wife
James Clarence Gerald
His son
Margaret Helen Potter (born Gerald)
His daughter
Olivia May Gerald
His daughter
George Robert Gerald
His son
Lula Georgia Senterfitt (born Gerald)
His daughter
Granville Clifford Gerald
His son
Earle Gerald
His son
Ernest Gerald
His son
Daisey Winbush Gerald (born Talley)
His wife
Frank Talley Gerald
His son
Granville Clifford Gerald
His father
Helen Teresa Gerald (born Doughty)
His mother
GEORGE GERALD, b. 1859, East Feliciana Parish, La.. Gerald
His brother
His brother
Alexander Gerald
His brother
G.C. Gerald
His brother
Georgia Gerald
His sister
TIMOTHY R. GERALD, b. 1862. Gerald
His brother
DAVEY* Gerald
His brother
Dana Gerald
His brother
His brother


OBITUARY.  S. R. Gerald, pioneer citizen of McGregor, died Saturday and was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in the presence of many friends.
S. R. Gerald was born near Clinton, La., February 21, 1847, and died at Austin, Texas, April 17, 1909.
He lea[ves] a wife, four daughters, six sons, a mother and four brothers bereaved.  But as his health was so enfeebled and his suffering so great, they all feel God was wise and good to take him home.
Mr. Gerald came to McGregor when the town was laid out twenty-six years ago, bought lots and let the contract for his residence and business house, which was later destroyed by storm.  So in the many ways that a good citizen counts in the upbuilding of a town his memory stands forth as one of the foundation stones of our little town, now the pride of all who live here.
In the business world he was one of the most popular men in our midst, his courtesy, kindness and aristocratic bearing winning for him friends from his employers, from the clerk under his care and from the patrons who would even wait for hours that they might secure his services.
He was a Confederate Veteran, having served his country when not of age.  And also an honored member of the Knights of Pythias, which order conducted his funeral.  They were assisted by Rev. Jno. H. Myers, his pastor, who tenderly tried to comfort the living and honor the dead.
He made a profession of religion twenty-four years ago, and united with the Baptist church.  He lived in active service for many years, being at one time superintendent of the Sunday school, later a teacher, and always--even after his health began to fail--faithful at the morning service.  He was one who helped to build the church here.
We shall miss him Sunday morning
  When the bells chime out the hour,
We shall miss his gentle footsteps
  As they down the church aisle tower.
We shall miss his gentle voice,
  And his kind and peaceful ways.
We shall miss his earnest listening
  In the coming of the days.
But we know he now is where
  He hears the Savior tenderly,
Listens to the heavenly choir,
  With the angels bows his knee.
So we gently bow our heads,
  And say "Thy will be done,"
We know he's in God's hands,
  That his race of life is won.
"Let not your hearts," then loved ones
  Be troubled, so said the Son,
In my Father's house are mansions
  Prepared for the prepared one.
So with joy we think of future,
  Think of the glories that await
Those of us who follow after,
  Those who'll enter the pearly gate.


1880 US Census; Burleson Co, TX

Robert Gerald, Head, 32 (1848), LA
Setinia Gerald, Wife, 27 (1853), LA
Clarence Gerald, Son, 10 (1870), TX
Maggie Gerald, Dau, 8 (1872), TX
Mary Gerald, Dau, 6 (1874), TX
? Gerald, Son, 5 (1875), TX
? Gerald, Dau, 4 (1876), TX
Clifford Gerald, Son, 1 (1879), TX

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