Posted By:Cameron heath
Subject:Re: Cooper GA-TX (Sam Houston, Lemuel Stephen)
Post Date:August 15, 2007 at 10:03:29
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Forum:Rusk County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Etha F. WARREN (b.24 Dec 1899 TX d. 11 Nov 1931) m. ca. 1916 Coy E. DORSEY (b.16 July 1896 d. 12 Aug 1957). She was just 18 and        he 22. Coy was the son of James William Dorsey (1869-1963) and his wife Lena Jane Pool (1874-1917) from Newton Co. GA who at age 14 moved with his parents to Rusk County, TX in 1883.. Coy        E. Dorsey was a twin to Loy Dorsey. Coy was called ‘Big John’ and his brother Loy Dorsey ‘Little John’ because Coy was just slightly taller. Coy Dorsey married 2nd a Lucille Gaut (b. 21 April 1902 d. 25 Sept 1959, buried in Crim’s Chapel Cemetery,        Rusk Co. TX). The Dorsey family were originally from GA. In 1930 Coy and Etha (Warren) Dorsey have two children and are farming beside 4 other Dorsey households. Coy’s brother Clayton Dorsey is living in their household helping to farm. Coy’s parents are buried in Crim’s Chapel Cemetery, Rusk Co. TX. as are both Coy E. ‘Big Jim’ Dorsey and Etha (Warren) Dorsey.
Etha (Warren) and Coy Dorsey had two children:
              Gladys L. DORSEY 1923 TX m.___CRIM
              Randolph R. DORSEY 1927 TX d. 1982 m. Avis Evelyn                      GRAVES b. 23 July 1925 d. 17 May 1992 (last known to                      be in Henderson, Rusk Co. TX). Both buried in Crim’s                      Chapel Cem. Rusk Co. TX.Their 3 children:
                                   Richard ‘Dale’ DORSEY
                                   Randall DORSEY
                                   Dianne DORSEY               
Alfonza ‘Fonza’ ‘A.F.’ WARREN (b.22 Jan 1902 TX d. 10 July 1995 Rusk Co TX) 1925 Mary Hortense COOPER ( b.1 May 1905 d. 30 Sept 1984 Rusk Co TX). She was the daughter of Lemuel ‘Lem’ Stephens Cooper whose family moved from GA to TX. A.F. Warren ‘Fonzo’ was farming next to his father and his brother Julius Stephen Warren. ‘A.F.’ Warren was a retired truck driver, attended the Grandview Baptist Church in Good Springs, and was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #23 AF&AM. At the time of his death in July 1995 in a nursing home, he was survived by his sister Rennie (Warren) Ash in Ogden, UT, his        daughter Joyce (Warren) Pollick of Good Springs, five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-       grandchild. A.F. Warren lived to be 93.
The obituary for Mary Hortense (Cooper) Warren read: Hortense Warren: Mrs. Hortense Warren, 79, of Henderson, will be today at 4p.m. in the Crawford A-Crim Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Ronnie Ham officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mrs. Warren died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Henderson Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. She was born May 1, 1905 in Rusk County and had lived here all her life. She was a member of Grandview Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband A.F.        Warren of Henderson; one daughter Mrs.(Joyce) Kenneth Pollick of Henderson; two brothers        J.B. Cooper and (Lem) Earvel Cooper, both of Longview; two sisters, Mrs. (Flonnie L.) Virgil Harrington and Mrs. (Ellen C.)Nathaniel A. Hollier, both of Henderson; five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Keith Pollick, Bill Pinner, Ronnie Warren, Don Cooper, Randal Montgomery and Forest Burton. (A note on Mary Hortense Cooper. She may have been part Choctaw or Cherokee as the Coopers in GA, where her greatgrandfather Cornelius Cooper came from in Gilbert County, GA did marry native americans. Most of the Coopers moved on the ‘Trail of Tears’ to Oklahoma, but 4 of them went to Rusk County, TX.)

The obituary for A.F. ‘Fonzo’ Warren read: “Graveside services        for A.F. ‘Fonzo’ Warren, 93, of Goodsprings will be held 11 a.m. Wed at Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Dave Anderson officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. Mr. Warren died July 10, 1995 at a local        nursing home. He was born Jan. 22, 1902 in Rusk County. He was a lifelong resident of Rusk County. He was a member of the Grandview Baptist Church and a retired truck driver for Spunky Oil Company. He was a member of the Clinton Masonic Lodge #23 AF&AM. Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8p.m. Mr. Warren was preceded in death by his wife, Hortense Cooper Warren, and a son Leo Warren. Survivors include: a daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Kenneth Pollick, Goodsprings; a sister, Rennie Ash, Ogden, Utah; five grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

A.F. Warren and Mary Hortense (Cooper) Warren had:(I cut it off here, too long). I have been posting old Warren photographs on the USGenWeb Rusk Co website under 'Family Photos', then 'The Warren Family of Henderson'. There's a great 1929 one of the family which I know Mary Hortense Cooper is in. There's a plain photo of the group, then an index to show who's who and one photo with numbers to go with the index. You can control-'right click' and download any of the old Warren photos you may want for your own use. If you have any related old old ones, I'd love you to share.