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Thread: Persons Of Interest Connected to Ennis, TX, Pop. 10,000 What Were Ennis People Aware Of ?

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    Default Persons Of Interest Connected to Ennis, TX, Pop. 10,000 What Were Ennis People Aware Of ?

    The Kennedy Assassination and follow on murder of Lee Harvey Oswald did not take place in a vacuum. In late 1963 Dallas was home to as many as 750,000. The Kennedy Assassination was a big
    deal. People talk, but anyone who has ever lived in a small town, especially growing up in one...... and who has later moved to a big city, notices the contrasts between everybody knowing everybody compared to the experience of living, working, and "talking" in a big city. It is easier to feel at home and accepted in a big city than it is in a small town because in the latter, roots seem to be a distinct
    advantage, even a requirement.

    As news of the Assassination filtered out, and especially after the publication of the Warren Report, what were they talking about in nearby Ennis in Ellis County, TX? (see bottom, center on map)



    A couple of interesting ingredients to stir up "the mix," aside from the actual JFK Assassination "investigation" witnesses who were documented as Ennis residents.:
    Lee Anderson Webb
    Birth: Apr. 4, 1881
    Death: Mar. 12, 1923
    http://findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=52536129

    Family links:
    Parents:
    James Abner Webb (1857 - 1918)
    Julia A Webb (1861 - 1939)

    Spouse:
    Laura West Webb (1883 - 1970)

    Children:
    Sidney Lester Webb (1908 - 1972)*
    Alvie Royce Webb (1911 - 1975)*
    Ora Geline Webb McLemore (1915 - 1992)*
    James Richard Webb (1917 - 1984)*
    Ollie Faye Webb Davis (1920 - 1973)*

    Siblings:
    Lee A Webb (1881 - 1923)
    Margaret Ann Webb Noel (1885 - 1974)*
    William Rufus Webb (1889 - 1962)*
    Harvey Leonard Webb (1902 - 1964)*

    *Calculated relationship

    Note: Spouse: Laura Webb (1883-1970)
    Burial:
    Crisp Cemetery
    Crisp
    Ellis County
    Texas, USA

    http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dal...ts/r/nreed.txt
    Nancy N. Forston-Reed 1958, The Dallas Morning News

    Mrs. Nancy N. Reed

    Mrs. Nancy Niota Reed, 51, a resident of Dallas for more than 30 years,
    died Wednesday at her home, 2727 Poinsettia Drive.

    Mrs. Reed, who was owner and operator of the Kessler Cleaners, 1313 West
    Davis Street, was born in Ennis. She moved to Dallas after completing high
    school and had lived here ever since.

    Survivors include her husband, Edward M. Reed, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs.
    Davey Williams, Dallas; four brothers, Willie M. Forston, Ennis; A. E.
    Forston, Tyler; Ira L. Forston, Orange; and Ernie S. Forston, Dallas; three
    sisters, Mrs. O.H. Williams, Ennis; Mrs. Ruby Watkins, Dallas; and Mrs. Boyd
    L. Johnson, Dallas, and three grandchildren.

    Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Campbell Funeral
    Home, with Linwood E. Bishop officiating, assisted by Melvin Wise.

    Burial will be at Prairieville.

    Pallbearers will be O.V. Campbell, Charley Wise, U.C. Adams, Ernest
    Emerson, John Nicks, and Edward Patton.
    Nancy Reed's 1958 obit is displayed directly above. In 1946, OV Campbell was also a pallbearer in the funeral of Nancy Reed's mother, who
    was buried in the same cemetery as Campbell's in-laws, the Webbs.: http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/dal...f/pforston.txt

    So who is missing from the findagrave listing of Lee Anderson Webb? Why, it is daughter who is absent from the list of his children, Clarice Marie Webb Campbell,
    wife of Ochus Virgil Campbell until her death in 1982. The obit above simply serves to illustrate that OV Campbell had many in-laws from Ennis.


    In 1938, another person in the background of a primary WC witness died in Ennis.

    A curious thing about this man is that he was a widower who married a women young enough to be his daughter, and this second wife was the first cousin of his son-in-law, James Eulys Bledsoe.:

    1900 US Census. Mary Germany Bledoe's father's Dr. John Warren Germany, future wife, Icis Bledsoe is 7 years old. Her father James Madison Bledsoe, died three years earlier, in 1897:

    So, Mary Germany Bledsoe's husband James Eulys Bledsoe was the son of Marion Fletcher Bledsoe and Sarah Freeman, and Mary's step-mother Icie Bledsoe was the daughter of James Madison Bledsoe and Marion Fletcher Bledsoe and James Madison Bledsoe were brothers, sons of:

    http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.co...-04/1365004219
    .......John Wiseman (Bledsoe) married Mary Ann Neely? (not sure about Neely) They had
    six children.
    Martha Jane married Louis Peyton Savage Mother called her
    Aunt Mott. He was uncle Pate.
    Sarah Elizabeth married Thomas Brazzle Muse. She was Aunt
    Bettie.
    James Madison married Fannie Heflien ?
    Icie Hawkins married John William Barham My great
    grandparents
    Marion Fletcher married Sarah Frances Freeman......
    http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/g/e/r/H.../UHP-0021.html
    Children of John Wesley Germany, Sr. and Elizabeth Harmon are:
    ...........


    1. +Thomas Absolam Germany, b. June 18, 1834, Copiah County, Mississippi, d. May 08, 1900, Personville, Limestone County, Texas.


    Children of John Wesley Germany, Sr. and Eliza Jane Morris are:
    1. +John Wesley (Wes) Germany, Jr., b. November 29, 1843, Mississippi, d. July 07, 1931, Van Zandt County, Texas.
    Thomas Absolom Germany (Mary Germany Bledsoe's grandfather) and John Wesley Germany Jr. (Eugene Benjamin Germany's father) were half brothers, sons of

    John Wesley Germany (Sr.)

    Birth 4 Jun 1796 in St Paul Parish, Columbia, Georgia, United States Death 5 Jul 1864 in Kemper, Mississippi, United States

    John Wesley Germany's second wife, Eliza Jane Morris, grandmother of Eugene Benjamin Germany.
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=13513942
    https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fge11

    GERMANY, EUGENE BENJAMIN (1892–1971). Eugene Benjamin Germany, industrialist, independent oil producer, and civic leader, was born in Sweetwater, Texas, on September 18, 1892, the son of John Wesley and Arona (Lea) Germany. He attended public schools at Murchison and Grand Saline, worked in the local salt plant, and was a student at Southwestern University at Georgetown from 1910 to 1912. Germany was a teacher and high school principal in Grand Saline for six years and during the summers attended Southern Methodist University, where he acquired training as a geologist. From 1916 to 1927 he worked in the oil business. He started at Mexia and became a lease broker, independent operator, and consulting geologist associated with enterprises including Gadley Oil and Calto Oil companies. In 1928 in Dallas he formed a partnership with Thomas Cranfill, the Cranfill and Germany Oil Company, which was later named E. B. Germany and Sons and had holdings in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New Mexico.
    Germany wrote for business and professional publications and published a regular column, "The Way I See It," in East Texas newspapers. He served as mayor of Highland Park from 1934 to 1942 and in 1940 managed the campaign of John Nance Garner for the Democratic nomination for president. He served twice as state Democratic chairman, under governors W. Lee O'Daniel and Coke Stevenson. In 1944 he was a Texas elector at large and campaign coordinator for five congressional districts for the Texas Regulars, an anti-Roosevelt faction of Texas Democrats. Germany was appointed chairman of the Texas Industrial Commission in 1958. In 1947 he became president of the Lone Star Steel Company, originally a government project, which he acquired in January 1948 and expanded into a fully integrated steel mill. During his presidency he used the right-to-work law to break a violent strike. He was later president of the Mustang Oil Company and its subsidiaries.
    Germany helped build the Cozby-Germany Hospital, the first hospital in Van Zandt County. He was founder of the Preston State Bank, vice president of Dallas Methodist Hospital, director of Scottish Rite Crippled Children's Hospital, chairman of the board of the Highland Park State Bank, director of the International Travelers Assurance Company, president and board member of the Independent Petroleum Association of Texas, trustee of Southwestern University, president of the Texas State Parks Development Association, president of the East Texas Chamber of Commerce, and president of the Texas Manufacturers Associationqv. During World War II he was an organizer of the first air unit of the Texas Defense Guard (see TEXAS STATE GUARD). In July 1942 he was appointed intelligence officer on the wing staff of the Civil Air Patrol and group commander of the Dallas CAP.
    Germany was a Mason and a Shriner. On June 8, 1915, he married Maggie Lee Wilson; they had three children. Germany died in Dallas on July 12, 1971, and was buried at Woodville Cemetery in Grand Saline. ....


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    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    In 1974, five years after the death of "elderly" Mary Germany Bledsoe, in 1969, her step mother in Ennis died. It seems worthwhile to attempt to establish how close Mary, as well as OV Campbell's wife and in-laws were with each other.
    Widow Germany seemed to reside at the same Ennis address as she and her husband, Mary's father did, in 1938 when he died. A street map and the addresses of the Webb - Campbell "clan" and of WC witnesses residing in Ennis would seem helpful now.

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    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    J Ralston Germany, Jr. was the first cousin of both Mary Bledsoe and RD Matthews. (Germany Jr.'s father's 1958 death certificate displays the middle name as Ralston.)
    I summoned the ability to uncover this. I lack the ability to anticipate the significance of this familial connection but like so many other facts related to JFK Assassination Research,
    chalking this connection up to mere coincidence is the path of least resistance.



    (Edited on 9 March, 2018, to minimize confusion and distraction.)
    Last edited by Tom Scully; 03-09-2018 at 12:15 PM.
    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    Default Ennis Texas, R D Matthews, etc.

    It would be helpful to a novice reader like me, if when detailed information about some aspect of the JFK case is posted, that the poster begin with a two or three sentence explanation about how the information proves that someone or something is directly involved in the murder of JFK.

    Proving that someone benefitted from the TFX contract or that someone was a friend of Jack Ruby to me, doesn't as such prove anything. However, there may be truly a smoking gun in the long, detailed article posted. The trouble is, that someone like myself doesn't know which dots are being connected. A statement as to the relevance of the information to start off with would be very helpful to a better understanding. Thanks.

    James Lateer

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Lateer View Post
    It would be helpful to a novice reader like me, if when detailed information about some aspect of the JFK case is posted, that the poster begin with a two or three sentence explanation about how the information proves that someone or something is directly involved in the murder of JFK.

    Proving that someone benefitted from the TFX contract or that someone was a friend of Jack Ruby to me, doesn't as such prove anything. However, there may be truly a smoking gun in the long, detailed article posted. The trouble is, that someone like myself doesn't know which dots are being connected. A statement as to the relevance of the information to start off with would be very helpful to a better understanding. Thanks.

    James Lateer
    While I concur, I long ago threw up my hands on Scully posts - most give no clues at the beginning, in the middle, nor in summary of what exactly the point/take-away/significance [if any] is. They are mostly cryptic, at best, and usually remain of significance [if any] to the author only. Tom, this is not the first time you have heard reactions to your posts in this vein, but you never vary your presentation. I think many ignore them or look at them as one would a brain-teaser. Part of communication of information/ideas is to make sure the reader can understand what is the message/meaning. Playing six degrees of separation [or less] without explanation only shows your obvious interest and skill in doing family lineage work and death certificates.
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    Peter, you had two other options. You could have continued to ignore this now several years old thread. You could have thanked me for sharing the discovery that there is
    a familial link between Mary Bledsoe and RD Matthews. If you are intent on influencing this forum to be as quiet as the Burnham forum, your approach is understandable.

    There are few who do what I do. I do not expect every reader will understand. I share my research with a rather limited audience. There are some who find it useful.
    We build on the efforts of each other. I apologize for not meeting the expectations of the prior two posters and any future reader who is disappointed by what I share, here.





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    Peter Janney's uncle was Frank Pace, chairman of General Dynamics who enlisted law partners Roswell Gilpatric and Luce's brother-in-law, Maurice "Tex" Moore, in a trade of 16 percent of Gen. Dyn. stock in exchange for Henry Crown and his Material Service Corp. of Chicago, headed by Byfield's Sherman Hotel group's Pat Hoy. The Crown family and partner Conrad Hilton next benefitted from TFX, at the time, the most costly military contract award in the history of the world. Obama was sponsored by the Crowns and Pritzkers. So was Albert Jenner Peter Janney has preferred to write of an imaginary CIA assassination of his surrogate mother, Mary Meyer, but not a word about his Uncle Frank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Scully View Post
    Peter, you had two other options. You could have continued to ignore this now several years old thread. You could have thanked me for sharing the discovery that there is
    a familial link between Mary Bledsoe and RD Matthews. If you are intent on influencing this forum to be as quiet as the Burnham forum, your approach is understandable.

    There are few who do what I do. I do not expect every reader will understand. I share my research with a rather limited audience. There are some who find it useful.
    We build on the efforts of each other. I apologize for not meeting the expectations of the prior two posters and any future reader who is disappointed by what I share, here.





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    Nice to see you back Tom. Bought any famous used rifles lately? Ouch, bet that one hurt. Sorry+

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