Mary Ann Beaver Hukel – Sister of Ed Beaver

Mary Ann Beaver was born November 19, 1874, in Travis County, near Austin, Texas. Her parents, Nancy and Joe Beaver had traveled to Texas from Missouri in the afore-mentioned wagon train, and Mary Ann was born the night they arrived in Travis County. She moved with her parents to Erath County in 1876 where she grew up in the Millerville Community.

She was the youngest of Grandma Nancy’s 11 children, and was my dad’s baby sister. She married Robert Dudley Hukel in 1890. He was born December 15, 1868, in Sturgeon, Boone County, Missouri. He was a farmer, school teacher, Commissioner of Erath County, Justice of the Peace for eight years in Stephenville, a carpenter and a cabinet maiter. He and Aunt Mary were members of the Church of Christ and reared all eleven of their children in the church.

Aunt Mary died April 14, 1964, and Uncle Dudley died June 16, 1950. They are both buried in West End Cemetery, Stephenville, Texas. Their children were:

  1. Albert Edwin Hukel *
  2. Tilda Lee Hukel *
  3. Martha Jewell Hukel
  4. Mary Jane Hukel
  5. Ruby Essie Hukel *
  6. William Roy Hukel
  7. Bonnie Caroline Hukel f
  8. Mallie Edna Hukel
  9. Daphene Hukel
  10. Roxye Grace Hukel
  11. Dollie Elizabeth Hukel

The * indicates the ones who have passed on of the Hukel children.

Joe and Nancy Beaver and Children
Back row standing: Jo Ann Myers Franklin, Sarah Myers Franklin,
Lee Beaver McCollum.
Seated, Grandpa Joe, Grandma Nancy, Mary
Beaver Hukel.
Standing front, Nancy Myers Manning, and our Dad
Mikiel Edwin Beaver.

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