Radford A. Ware (1860 – 1925)

Radford A. (Rad) Ware was born Mar. 1st, 1860 in Woodbine, Cooke County, Texas and died May 27th 1925 in Tioga Texas and is buried at Fairview Cemetery, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas.  He was married four times, first to Lucy A. Walls on Dec. 9th, 1880 in Cooke County, Texas.  The second was to Mattie Nelson on Oct. 5th, 1885.  The third was to Minnie May Mitchell and the fourth was to Rebecca Lula Cook on Oct. 4th, 1894.

Rad and Mattie had one child born Nov. 7th, 1886, unnamed who only lived eight days and is buried at Nelson Gove in Woodbine.

Rad and Minnie had one daughter , Myrtle Virginia who was born in 1886.

Rad A. Ware was the director of the Gainesville National Bank in 1902.  He also donated land for a school that was named in his honor in Woodbine, which is still in use along FM 3164.  Rad was appointed deputy sheriff of Cooke County on Nov. 12, 1902.  Before his residence in Gainesville, Rad owned a ranch in Jack County, Texas.  In 1924, Rad and Lula resided at 101 S. Clements and later, in 1934, Lula Ware resided at 301. S. Clements.  Lula Cook Ware’s residence at time of death was 216 North Grand Avenue, Gainesville.

Source:  Ware family information on-line at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~waresofwoodbine/…

Note:  Burial information on Fin A Grave, states his birth date as Mar 1, 1861

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