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Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas



 


Notes: Rising Star had its beginnings in Eastland County when six families settled on the site. It was originally called Copperas Creek and had a post office. In 1880 a new post office was opened along with a general store. The new name was suggested when it was said that the area must be a "rising star country" because it produced crops when other areas were barren. By 1889 Rising Star had five businesses, three doctors and by 1904 had added a bank, a hotel, a school, five churches, two newspapers and dry goods and drug stores. The town prospects were enhanced in 1911 when the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railroad built through from Cross Plains to De Leon.
Latitude: 32.095974, Longitude: -98.963671


Birth

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Birth    Person ID 
1 Little, Thomas DeWitt  26 Aug 1886Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P10164

Died

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Clarence Ford  14 Mar 1955Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P4592
2 Barr, Mary Gwenell  20 May 1945Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P10420
3 McAdams, Jessie  4 Dec 1937 Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P10421
4 Underwood, Ada Gustana  15 May 1967Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P5928

Buried

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Buried    Person ID 
1 Atwood, Clarence Ford  16 Mar 1955Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P4592
2 Erwin, Mable Elizabeth  After Feb 13 1978Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P5935

Census

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Census    Person ID 
1 Barr, Ila Mae  1 Apr 1940Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P2724
2 Barr, Mary Gwenell  1940Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P10420
3 McAdams, Joseph Brosius  1 Apr 1940Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P10096
4 McAdams, Joseph Brosius Jr.  1 Apr 1940Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P10095

Residence

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   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Residence    Person ID 
1 Atwood, William Payton  1889Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas P240

Married

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   Family    Married    Family ID 
1 Atwood / Kornegay  27 Feb 1938Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas F2353
2 Fleming / Pittman  23 Sept 1894Rising Star, Eastland County, Texas F2365