Person:Gilbert Dalton (1)

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Gilbert Robertson Dalton
m. 29 Jul 1906
  1. Lura Ovella Dalton1907 - ABT 1979
  2. Oran Gilbert Dalton1909 - 1966
  3. Reuben Preston Dalton1912 - 1981
  4. Myrtle Lorayne Dalton1915 - 1977
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Name Gilbert Robertson Dalton
Gender Male
Birth? 27 Dec 1885 Oglesby, Coryell, Texas
Marriage 29 Jul 1906 Oglesby, Coryell, Texasto Myrtle Lee Smith
Death[1] 15 Apr 1962 Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Burial? 16 Apr 1962 Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas
Other? Birth name

Notes from Birth name event: Gilbert's older brother Crate had a list of his siblings' names. His wife, Norma Patterson, gave the list to Sarah Coon, Crate's granddaughter, and she shared it with Barbara Jones for this family history.

Notes from Occupation event: Gilbert Dalton pastored several churches, including Bethany Church in Dublin, Texas; Laodicea Church in Fort Worth, Texas from October, 1930 to October, 1951; Harmony Church at Bonham, Texas; and the church at Brownwood. He joined Laodicea Church in Fort Worth by letter on December 16, 1938.

Notes from Occupation event: In addition to pastoring churches, Gilbert Dalton farmed. In the 1930's he and his adult children operated the Modern Cabins in Dublin and a service station across the street.

Gilbert enjoyed his workshop and occasionally turned his hand at inventing items for household use.

Notes from Residence event: Gilbert and Mytle moved to Hamilton County from Oglesby in 1912. Their youngest son, Reuben, tells the story that he was about 9 months old during this move, and they were living in a covered wagon. He developed pneumonia, and a close family friend (or relative?) took him home with them and nursed him back to health.

Gilbert and Myrtle moved to Hamilton County from Oglesby around November 1912.

Gilbert Dalton pastored several Primitive Baptist Churches including Bethany Church in Dublin, Texas; Laodicea Church in Fort Worth, Texas, from 1930 to 1951; Harmony Church at Bonham, Texas; and the church at Brownwood. He joined Laodicea Church in Fort Worth by letter on December 16, 1938.

Reuben Dalton told stories about growing up on the farm in the household of Gilbert and Myrtle Dalton. He said they used everything a pig had to offer except the "squeal." He remembered being placed as a toddler in the middle of a bunch of "mushmellons" they were gathering, and fainting from the strong odor of the ripe melons. He never ate cantelope after that. (He did, however, grow Israel melons and enjoyed them. They are pale colored and sweeter than canteloupes.) Reuben continued the farming tradition in the city of Fort Worth on an extra lot next door on Burton Street while raising his family, and later when he moved his family to Forest Hill in South Fort Worth.

Gilbert's older brother Crate had a list of his siblings' names. His wife, Norma Patterson, gave the list to Sarah Coon, Crate's granddaughter, and she shared it with Barbara Jones for this family history.

Gilbert Dalton pastored several churches, including Bethany Church in Dublin, Texas; Laodicea Church in Fort Worth, Texas from October, 1930 to October, 1951; Harmony Church at Bonham, Texas; and the church at Brownwood. He joined Laodicea Church in Fort Worth by letter on December 16, 1938.

In addition to pastoring churches, Gilbert Dalton farmed. In the 1930's he and his adult children operated the Modern Cabins in Dublin and a service station across the street.

Gilbert and Mytle moved to Hamilton County from Oglesby in 1912. Their youngest son, Reuben, tells the story that he was about 9 months old during this move, and they were living in a covered wagon. He developed pneumonia, and a close family friend (or relative?) took him home with them and nursed him back to health.

References
  1. Texas Bureau of Vital Statistics, City Health Department, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA. Death Certificate, #1157, issued 23 Apr 1962.
  2.   Family Records: Barbara Jones descendant of William Lee Smith.

    Famly group sheet prepared by Barbara Jones