Beverly Thomas “Tootie” Schnaubert

"Tootie" Schnaubert was born January 29, 1917 to Stephen Arthur Schnaubert and Ella M. Adams Schnaubert in Rankin, Texas. Both parents died in December, 1918 when he was not quite two years old, their causes of death unstated. Tootie and his two siblings, Leon and Stephen, went to live with their grandparents, Arthur and Mentie … Continue reading Beverly Thomas “Tootie” Schnaubert

A Lightning Story

In the book, "Then and Now - Lea County Families, Vol. 1," Fred B. Cooper (1915-1996) relates a family story of a lightning strike to his family home on September 27, 1910. The family was sleeping in their home in the Panhandle of Texas when a big electrical storm came up. Fred writes, "The lightning … Continue reading A Lightning Story