Here is the email from a family member. This is very confusing but the death
certificate shows the parents of Little J.T. as J.T. Wylie and Thelma Carter.
And J.T. Wylie is the informant. I don't know why this is on the death
certificate. John Thomas Wylie was born in 1868 and little J.T. was born in
1925 .... Karen Rost
J. T. Wylie (initials only, but was presumably
named after John Thomas Wylie buried here with his wife), is buried in
Boardtree Cemetery and was
born 06 Jul 1925 in Dawson, Navarro County, Texas. He died of leukemia 03 Nov
1928 in Waco, McLennan County, Texas. His parents were Henry Versa Wylie, who is
buried next to his son & Thelma Beatrice Carter is buried in Dawson Cemetery.
Henry committed suicide or was killed by his father, John Thomas, in the
family’s barn in Rodney on 25 Aug 1930 because of gambling losses, depending on
which story you believe. Henry was born 31 Oct 1897 in Navarro County, Texas.
Thelma was the daughter of Charles Devane & Roxie Anna (Jordan) Carter, buried
here also. She was born 17 Feb 1901 in Rodney and died 06 Jun 1980 in Waco. She
is buried in the Dawson Cemetery and was my grandmother and mother of my father,
C. D. Wylie, who is buried in Dawson Cemetery too. Henry has a makeshift
headstone from concrete that is close to the ground with his name etched into
it. I quite often find it grown over with grass.
Thelma’s brother, Arthur, used to take my brother &
me to this cemetery as children and explain how we were related to everyone in
it. LOL. It didn’t mean much as a child, but since I started researching the
family, it seems he was somewhat right.