I was at the hair salon chatting with my stylist about “Tombstone Tuesdays”. She mentioned that there were some cemeteries in Muleshoe, Texas (Bailey County) that might be interesting. So, I looked up Bailey County and clicked on one of the smaller cemeteries (60 marked graves).
I clicked on the very first name on the list, S.A. Applin – not knowing whether this was male or female because only initials were on the grave stone (hand-etched it appears).
I had to enlarge the first picture by clicking to another page and was finally able to read the etching. There was only a birth year and death year… hmmm. This makes it a bit challenging to find information, and again I wondered whether this was a man or a woman.
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