Osbornes hold 21st
Descendants of the late Frank and Ida Osborne held
their 21st consecutive family reunion Sunday, June 26.
Sixty-nine members met for a picnic lunch at the VFW post hall in
Of the seven children, only two survive and were
present; Mrs. Eppie Burns, nearing 90, of Dallas, and Miss Lizzie Rae
Osborne of Corsicana, retired school teacher.
Mrs. Mozelle Osborne Osborne Gonzales, a
granddaughter, recounted a few incidents concerning Grandfather Frank
and Grandmother Ida’s life. He was born in Arkansas, March 4, 1856, and
settled first in Salem community in Navarro County and later moved to
the Emmett community. There being no school nearby, he rode a horse 16
miles to attend school in Dresden. He never ceased to study during his
90 years of life. Since his own father was an ordained Baptist
minister, Frank as the oldest son assumed responsibility for the family
while his father was often away.
At 29, he married Ida Talley of the Raleigh
community, and after her death in 1943, he retired from active farming.
Miss Eleanor Rae Burns, another granddaughter, gave
the welcome. Emmett Dosser ofCorsicana gave the invocation. Following
the picnic lunch, a family photograph was made by a professional
Those attending included: Mrs. Eppie Burns,
Eleanor Rae Burns, Pat and Reubine Partridge, Fred, Patsy, Brenton and
Brandon Hall and Bill Burns, all of Dallas: Lizzie Rae Osborne, Emmett
and Margaret Dosser of Corsicana: Hugh, Doris and Kenny Osborne, Jerry,
Sandy, Stacey and Jancey Sheats, and Vicki and David Arnold, all of
Baytown; J. C. and Geraldine Green of Frost.
Also Benny Burns, Barbara Osborne and guest, of
Houston; Dick, Janice and Stephen Leger of Garland; Dick and Dolly
Neese of Mexia; Clyde and Margie Neese of Ennis; Bernard and Gladys
Neese of Fort Worth; Ronnie and Sherry Manning and son of Irving; Bill
and Ernestine Gerald from Point Blank; Ann Patteson, John, Jan and Jeff
O’Neill, Alynn MacNaughter, Carol Reeder, and Al and Mozelle Gonzales
and son, Larry, all from San Antonio; Alton and Nona Fae Osborne of
Dawson; Kathy Lee Osborne of Bryan.
Coming from Oklahoma were: Estelle Kirtley of
Enid; Jane Neese of Edmond; T. J. and Phylis Cherry of Ponca City;
Gary, Pat, Cindy and Steve Barry of Shawnee; Chester, Ysleta, Chet,
Richard and Brian Stone of Ponca City.