South of the Border:"English Boy 1908:" a mysterious grave in the Whitlash Cemetery
April 24, 2019
South of the Border,
Column No. 12
Columnist's note: Recently Betty Ann Wolery, secretary for the Liberty County Cemetery Board, stopped me in the library in Chester and asked if I knew about the "English Boy" grave in the Whitlash Cemetery. I'd heard one story that told the English Boy was a sheepherder from England who died in a blizzard. I had never seen the grave.
Betty Ann showed me the county cemetery register and a plat map of the grave sites in the Whitlash Cemetery. The first entry for names beginning with "E" was this: "English Boy (?)" and "1908" in the column for date of death...