The 65th Annual


Bracewell Reunion


Time:  Sunday, April 29, 2001

When:  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Reunion Grounds*

Where:  10:00 a.m.

The time is rapidly approaching for you to pack up a covered dish of your favorite recipe, load up the family and whatever lawn chairs you have room to bring (and folding table, perhaps) and come to enjoy a family get together and picnic in the country. Paper platesand plastic utensils will be furnished. Children will enjoy roaming the lovely 3-4 acre site were our ancestors established a church in 1885. Portable potties will be available.

Program: To Honor Our Veterans

From the Civil War, when our common ancestor - Joseph Marion Bracewell - served, and through World Wars I and II, Korea, Vietnam and Desert Storm, members--of our clan have served our country in the Armed Forces. Our program will feature stories by a few of "The Greatest Generation" and other veterans. Mildred Schmidt, our Program Chairman, asks that you notify her (713) 665-1537 or 104 Berkshire, Bellaire, Texas 77401-5310) if You know of some veteran not included on the attached list. We want to honor deceased veterans as well as those still with us. If you will send, or bring with you, any snapshots--in uniform, perhaps--or mementos from service, we will display these at The Reunion.


From Interstate 45, exit 123 (7 miles North of Huntsville, Texas). Go West on FM 1696 (1.5 miles) to intersect U.S. 75, turn left (.2 miles) to Crabbs Prairie. There, turn right on FM 1696 and go 17.4 miles to the crossroads at 1696 and Grimes Co. Rd. 137. Turn right on Co. Rd. 137, and the Cemetery is 1.3 miles further on Co. Rd. 137.

From Bedias, Texas at Texas Hwy. 90 and FM 1696, go 2.9 miles East to the crossroads at 1696 and Co. Rd. 137. Turn left and go 1.3 miles to the Cemetery.

*In case of inclement weather (muddy roads, rain, cold or excessive winds), we will meet at the Bedias Civic Center (across 1696 from the Post Office).

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Good News:


Thanks to monetary donations--large and small--and to the physical labor of Ken Farris' family members, Vernon Tuck, Sr. and Vernon Tuck Jr., Ron Perkins, Darrell Hall and others, the concrete slab and metal roof which comprise our open-air "Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Chapel" are now paid in full!

Kenneth L. Farris, President

1656 Concord Road

Madisonville, Texas 77864

(936) 348-5239




CIVIL WAR:                           *Joseph Marion Bracewell

*David Dooley (Ruby Bracewell married his son, Will)


WORLD WAR I:        *Robert Rudolph Tuck: the first veteran from Baytown who died in WWl - the VFW Post #912 in Baytown is named for Aunt Emma's first son

*C. Carter Steed, U. S. Navy (husband of Winnie Bracewell)


WORLD WAR II:       Searcy Bracewell, U. S. Army

Fentress Bracewell, U. S. Navy

*Selwyn Bracewell, U. S. Army

*James Dooley, U. S. Army

*Pat Dooley, U. S. Army

*W. D. Dooley, U. S. Army

*Dr. William (Bill) Peavy, U. S. Army Air Corps

Gerald Powell, U. S. Army (husband of Mildred Taylor)

Otto Schmidt, U. S. Navy (husband of Mildred Schmidt)



                                    Don Holder (husband of Phyllis Dooley Holder)


"PEACE-TIME SERVICE"              Kenneth Farris, U. S. Air Force (1957-1967)

Larry Perkins, U. S. Army, Korea (1963-1965)

Ronnie Perkins, U. S. Navy, Vietnam (1964-1966)

Willis Steed, U. S. Army (early 19509)

Joe Taylor, U. S. Army (early 19509)


AIR FORCE ACADEMY                 Michael Schan Daniels: will graduate this Spring

*deceased family members