Fred Redrick Springer & Louie Eleanor (Robinson) Springer
Corsicana, Navarro County Texas


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Fred Redrick Springer, son of Daniel Zack & Mary Susan (Burks/Richardson) Springer, was born 30 August 1907 in Cato, Faulkner County Arkansas.  On 23 March 1946 in Dallas TX, he married Louie Eleanor Robinson, daughter of Vance Nathan & Mattie Effie (Reed) Robinson.  Louie was born 7 January 1915 in Lone Cedar, Navarro Co., TX.  Fred served in World War II in the South Pacific.  He was discharged Dec 8, 1945 and lived in Dallas near White Rock Lake.  Fred died of a heart attack on 22 July 1956 at his home and was buried at the Lone Cedar Cemetery in Navarro Co., TX.   After his son, Louis Daniel Springer, was killed in Vietnam, Louie had Fred's remains moved from the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX to the Field of Honor in the Restland Cemetery in Dallas, Dallas Co., TX.  Louie died 22 July 1956 at the home of her daughter, Lou Ann Rogers and was buried at Restland next to Fred and Louis.


Navarro Co. History, Volume 6, Pg. 469
LOUIE ELEANOR ROBINSON SPRINGER
Growing up on a farm in Navarro County in the early 1900s meant you had to work hard and be creative. Louie's parents, Vance Nathan and Mattie Effie Robinson knew both. Vance raised cotton, corn and hay and also had cows and hogs on the farm. Louie remembers riding on the wagon behind the price winning mules, Belle and Kate, as they went to the creek bottom in Line Cedar to cut blood weeds for the stock. Their Saturday trips into Blooming Grove were high lights for everyone. It was a time to buy the things they could not raise and maybe even a toy at Christmas time. All the children (there were seven, with Louie being the middle child) worked on the farm when they were old enough and Mattie sewed and cooked for the hungry crew. Saturday nights would see the children of the farms gathering at different farms for a party. Visiting and playing "knock on the door" were fun times. Also, trips to Blooming Grove just to walk the side walks and catch up on the latest happenings are times fondly remembered.
The family moved to Blooming Grove after Vance passed away in 1924. It was a hard time and also a time of many moves from farm to farm as Mattie worked to keep the growing family together. They raised cotton and shared the profits with the owners of the farms. On Sundays they hitched up the wagon and rode into Blooming Grove for church at Central Baptist Church. It was there that Brother Johnson told Louie about Jesus and she was saved and baptized. While living on the Griffin farm near Blooming Grove, Louie met Fred Springer, a young man who worked on different farms during the year. Years later they would meet again and fall in love!
There were wild grapes on the Griffin farm which they all picked and sold to helpwith the many needs of the family. Louie remembers the Whippet car which they bought while living on the farm at Cryer Creek.
In 1935 Louie moved to Corsicana to ork in the laundry there. She lived with Mrs. Collins on Beaton Street and remembers her good friends, Jewel and Lena Cagle. It was while she lived in Corsicana that she again met Fred and he asked her to be his wife. They were married on March 23, 1946 in the court house in Dallas. They remained in Dallas where Fred was a carpenter and Lou, as she wished to be called, worked with her sister-in-law at the peanut house in Hudnall. In 1947 twins were born. Louis and Lou Ann doubled their family and they moved to a farm in Dallas near White Rock Lake. Lou's mother, sister, Irene, and brother, Kay moved with them to the huge two story farm house.
Fred passed away in 1956 and Lou now knew what it was to raise a family with out a husband. God was good in supplying all their needs. Lou loved to take her children with all their friends roller skating or to the rodeo on Saturday nights. They stayed on the farm in Dallas and turned it ito a boarding stable for horses. In 1966 her son Louis was called to serve his country in Vietnam. It was there he was called to heaven in 1967 and Lou mourned for her beloved son. 
Lou now lives in Balch Springs, Texas where she loves to garden and work in her yard, even after breaking her hip in 1990. Her daughter and family lives in Lewisville, Texas and Lou is able to see them often.
Occasional trips to Blooming Grove Rose Hill Cemetery where her parents, brother Kay, and sisters Irene and Elsie are buried bring back many memories of a simple live with a loving family. (Lou Ann Springer Rogers)
 

Children:

Name

Born

Died

Spouse

Louis Daniel Springer 3 May 1947 12 July 1967 Never Married
Lou Ann Springer - living - - living - Rev. Kenneth Paul Rogers

Obituary:
OBITUARY - Dallas Morning News Sunday, June 14, 1998 
SPRINGER
LOUIE ELEANOR (LOU) ROBINSON, 83 of Lewisville, Texas, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 12, 1998, at her daughter's home following a lengthy illness. She was born January 7, 1915, in Lone Cedar, Texas, to Vance Nathan and Mattie Effie Reed Robinson. She was preceded in death by her husband Fred R. Springer and her son, Louis D. Springer. She is survived by her daughter Lou Ann Rogers, son-in-law Ken Rogers, grandsons, Dan Rogers and his wife Nicci, with soon-to-be great-grandchild of Flower Mound; Nate Rogers of Ogden, Utah; brother, Dee Robinson of Hillsboro; many nieces; nephews and friends at Lewisville Bible Church. Graveside services will be held 3:00 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 1998, at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas, Services will be conducted by son-in-law Reverend Ken Rogers. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Lewisville Bible Church, Building Fund. Arrangements by: Mulkey-Mason Funeral Home, Lewisville, TX (972) 436-4581

OBITUARY - FRED REDRICK SPRINGER
SPRINGER, Fred Redick, Huff Road.  Survived by wife; son, Louis; daughter, Lou ann; sisters, Mrs. S.H. Walden, Mrs. M.D. Forshaw; brothers, Earnest, Frank, Murphy, Belton Springer and Tommy Lee Richardson.  Services 1 p.m. Monday, Maple Lawn Baptist Church., Rev. J.T. Lambert officiating.  Interment Blooming Grove, Texas.  Camp Funeral Home  TA-1443
Obituary submitted by Karen Rost


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