GRANT, SARAH - Erath County, Texas | SARAH GRANT - Texas Gravestone Photos


Whitehead Cemetery
Erath County,

1866 -- Apr. 29, 1943


Sarah Grant was the first person buried at Whitehead Cemetery. Albert Whitehead was the informant on her Texas Certificate of Death No. 17100, verified by Dr. J. F. Robertson of Gordon, Texas.

Her passing was attributed to "old Age" (77) and cardiac atrophy. She had been a housewife, but was widowed at her death, being a resident of Thurber for 31 years.

Her burial was on 30 April 1943 and registered by R. D. Huckel of Stephensville, Texas.

Sarah is a daughter of Ellen Thigpen and Thomas Jackson of South Carolina.

News Account of the Whitehead Cemetery Dedication: MICROPLEX NEWS, December 3, 2013:


No one is sure how many are buried in the cemetery, but there are at least four that date to the period of the 1930s to early 1940s. The first documented burial is of Sarah Grant in 1943. She is thought to be Albert Whitehead's mother-in-law according to oral tradition. The 2nd documented burial was Liza, Albert's wife. She died at an advanced age at the hospital in Strawn.

Upon Albert Whitehead's death in 1960, he was brought back to Thurber and buried in this cemetery.

NOTE: If Sarah's age of 77 on DC is correct, and she died 1943, Albert Whitehead's wife, Liza, would not have been a daughter of Sarah (who would then be only 9 in 1875). OR - Possibly Albert's wife was born later than 1875, - or Sarah was closer to 83.

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Contributed on 8/8/16 by tomannkill
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Submitted: 8/8/16 • Approved: 8/13/16 • Last Updated: 3/25/18 • R108898-G108898-S3

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