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Note for:   Della Maude McGregor,   4 MAR 1881 - 29 MAY 1917         Index
Burial:   
     Place:   Milano, Milam, TX

Name note: Source:    Perry C. Holder 1982, Milano Cemetary, (Book published my Milum County, Texas), pg 267,
Last Name First Name Information LIfe Span
Hood, Maude w/o Sam 1881 - 1917.

Birth note: Source:    Wabash County, Illinois Birth Records, P. 85.



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Note for:   Asa Marvin Hood,   9 OCT 1899 - 21 JUN 1955         Index
[Genealogy, Larry.FTW]

Marvin was a farmer-rancher, lived at Caldwell Texas, Burleson County until his death June 21, 1955.

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Note for:   James Carl Hood,   2 DEC 1897 - 1948         Index
Burial:   
     Date:   1948
     Place:   Milano County Cemetary

Note:    [Genealogy, Larry.FTW]

Carl was a railrod man employed by the Missouri Pacific lines as a bridge builder. He enlisted in the Navy, served in the Seabee in the Sceond World War. After dischare he returned home and was killed with his wife in an automobile accident.

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Note for:   William Henry McGregor,   13 JUL 1849 - 25 SEP 1909         Index
Burial:   
     Place:   Milano County Cemetary

Note:    [Genealogy, Larry.FTW]

William Henry McGregor was born July 13, 1849 at Allendale, Illinois, Wabasin County, lived ther until 1880 when he moved with his family to Texas. The first year in Tesas he lived near Gainsville, Texas, Cook County. In 1881 he moved to Rockdale, Texas, Milam County and lived here a few years. Then he bought a farm at Milano, Texas and continued to leve on the same farm until his death Spetember 26, 1909.

"Matchless Milam, History of Milam County Texas", Compiled and Edited by Milam County Heritage Preservation Society, Taylor Publishing Co, Dallas, Texas, 1984

William Henry McGregor. William Henry McGregor was born in Allendale, Illinois, Wabash County, on July 13, 1849, son of George and Sarah (McIntosh) McGregor.

He married Rebecca Goodhard, and to this union were born George Harrison, Sarah, Lillie and Mary. After the death of Rebecca, he married Mary Jane Tally. To this union was born Villa Mae, Asa, Della Maude, Julia, ElizabethPearl, Effie, and Basil.

The McGregor family decided to come to Texas in search of a better climate and more land. They stopped in Gainsville and farmed one year before coming to Milam County in 1881. They settled on a farm near Rockdale until 1885 when they purchased a farm near Milano.

William donated land for the Ceder Creek School. This was the first community school. The school stayed on his land for two years, then moved to a new building.

William tried to put into practice much of the same kinds of products he had farmed in Illinois. He did experiments in fruit growing and got an orchard into production. He entered his peaches in the 1901 Worlds Fair held in St. Louis, Mo. This Fair was to commemorate the Louisana Purchase. His peaches won a bronze medal and a large certificate of the event.

William H. McGregor and wife Mary J, children George, Sarah, Mary, Asa, Mae, Maud, Pearl Effie and Basil are listed as one of the first settlers of Milano, Texas.

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Note for:   Mary Jane Talley,   13 OCT 1853 - 19 MAR 1913         Index
Burial:   
     Date:   1913
     Place:   Milano County Cemetary

Name note: Source:    Perry C. Holder 1982, Milano Cemetary, (Book published my Milum County, Texas), pg 269,
Last Name First Name Information Life Span
McGregor Mary J Wife of William H. 1853 - 1913.



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Note for:   Asa McGregor,   1 DEC 1877 - OCT 1978         Index
Burial:   
     Date:   1978
     Place:   Milano County Cemetary

Note:    [Genealogy, Larry.FTW]

He moved to Texas with his parents when he was about five years old. The first year the family lived in Texas was at Gainsville, Texas, Cook County. After one year the family moved to Rockdale, Texas, Milam County. After four years there his father purchased a farm at Milano Texas, and he has lived in this community to this date 8/1/1966. During his live he was a farmer, school teacher for five years, postmater at Milano thirteen years. At the time of the source book in 1966 he was the oldest living member. He was 89 years old on Dec. 1, 1966. He was then living at Caldwell, Texas.

Asa worked as a clerk in a General Merchandise Store. Sometime after the fire in Milano in 1920, Asa built a frame 2 story iron clad building for the Post Office. He became Post Master and operated a grocery in the same building. Asa also was a Manager of a mine called Empire Fuel Company when it closed down. He taught school for 2 years at Cedar Creek School. He also taught for Milano Grouped High School District No. 5, and Smyrna School befor 1932. Asa was a Master for Milano Lodge no. 605 AF & AM from 1930-1931.

Asa, wife Mattie children Cecil, Effie, Thelma, Helen and Clifford are listed as 1st settlers of Milano.

In 1931 Asa and his wife Mattie lost their son Clifford in the Second World War. The community named the Veterans of Foreign War of the United States, Post 4459, Cooney, Doots and Cliff. Cliff being for Clifford McGregor.

Social Security Death index has his birth date at 12/25/1877 and death 10/78.