U.S. States: Texas: Houston County
Yes He was the oldest brother. He died while at work in Waco. He was a carpenter, while working he fell three stories.
He was born August 29, 1899 in Mart TX and died November 15, 1960 and buried in Gholson TX near Waco. He had 2 wives. The first whom I decend from was Minnie Oler Chidress I just found out that she is also buried in Houston near Kennard in Ivy cemetery. She was b. April 28, 1900 they married September 15, 1918 She died in Crockett TX December 13, 1926. Her parents were Ben Childress b. 7-2-1872 d. 1-16-1945 and Dolly Matchett b. 3-16-1877 d. 7-10-1913 I do not know where they died or were born.
I have information on his second marriage my Step Grand mother, Thelma Davis. There were 8 children in his family. From Bennie to Thomas Jr. who is still living.