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H. WORKMAN FAMILY
By Almeda Workman Phillips
William H. Workman was born at Rock Hill, South Carolina, January 29,1885. His mother died when was four years old. He, his father, and stepmother moved to East Texas when he was six years old and to Oklahoma when he was eight.
Roxie Frizzell was born in Tennessee, May 19, 1890, the second child of John and Jane Frizzell. She moved with her family to Oklahoma where she lived until she married William Workman, November 7, 1907, in Caddo, Oklahoma. They were married while they sat in their buggy in front of the Methodist Church with the pastor of the church officiating.
In the spring of 1909, they moved to Collin County, Texas. Their first daughter (Lorene) was born there. When Lorene was a year-old they moved back to Oklahoma where Harley and Almeda were born.
The family moved to Floyd County in 1920, settling in the Muncy Community. They came on a train bringing their stock and furniture with them. They unloaded at what is now Muncy Elevator. Another son, Claud, was born in August, 1920 at the family home, one and a half miles northeast of Muncy. This completed the Workman Family.
In January of 1922, they moved to the north part of the county and continued to live there until the children were all grown. Lorene and Harley walked to school at Lone Star. Almeda started to school in 1924 and Claud in 1926. They all graduated from Lockney High School.
When they moved to Lone Star they didn’t have a car, but never missed a Sunday attending Church there. They all rode in a horse-drawn hack the mile and half every Sunday for Sunday School and preaching. Later the Church was moved to Sterley where the family attended there.
The Workmans got their first car in 1928. Up until that time they went to Lockney in a wagon to buy supplies. The road home was long and hot. The first trip to town in the car was great thrill for them all.
Lorene and Herman King were married April 13, 1933. They have two children, Ben and Joan. Herman and Lorene still live on the farm in the Lone Star Community. The children are grown and live elsewhere.
Harley and Edna Snodgrass were married in November, 1934. They have three boys and two girls. Their children are grown and live elsewhere with the exception of David who still lives at Lockney.
Almeda married D. J. Phillips August 29, 1936. They have two boys and two girls, DeLinda (Phillips) Glasson and Keith Phillips are the only wo of their children who still live in Floyd County.
Claud married Beth Gilchrist and they have a son and daughter. They live in Wickenburg, Arizona.
Mr. Workman died August 13, 1975 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Lockney Cemetery. He had been a faithful member of the Methodist Church 55 years. Mrs. Workman lives alone east of Lockney at the little home she and Mr. Workman bought 23 years ago. The couple had been married 68 years when separated by death.