CHILDREN OF WILLIAM LLOYD BURNELL &
BARBARA RENEE SAMUELS
WILLIAM LLOYD BURNELL III - June 29, 1966 to January 8, 2016
LUCAS CARR BURNELL - JANUARY 3, 1970
Bill - Drew - Tom
Bob & Barbara Jean 1974
Article on William Burnell on June 7th 2018 in Bay City Newspaper
WILLIAM LLOYD BURNELL SR.
& MARY FRANK CARR
WILLIAM LLOYD BURNELL JR. - AUGUST 10, 1943
THORNTON DREW BURNELL June 12, 1946 - July 11, 2012
Married Kay Clifton
Merritt Michele Burnell - November 4,
(G) Blake Dobecka - September 1, 1995
(G) Brody Dobecka - July 10, 2006
Stacey Kay Burnell - October 16,
Thomas Dean Burnell - March 15, 1976 - August 2012
Drew Married Ginny
Holly Burnell - Sept 25,
THOMAS FRANCIS BURNELL - SEPTEMBER 5, 1951 - June 2, 2009
Brant Burnell - April 7, 1986
ROBERT DEAN BURNELL - AUGUST 16, 1957 - About 1988
BARBARA JEAN BURNELL - AUGUST 16, 1957 -
Married: John Marvin Wilson -
John Michael Wilson - March 29, 1979
Captain William Lloyd Burnell
Where does a man in Belgium look to find information on a WWII soldier from Bay City, Texas? The answer this day and time is, of course, the internet. Who does the man contact next if everything he needs isn’t on the internet? The Bay City Public Library is the logical place to begin. In January 2018, Samantha Denbow, director of the Bay City Public Library, received such a request from Arthur Coppée.
Mr. Coppée is the grandson of ________ Coppée who was once the owner of the Château de Roumont near the Belgian town of Libin. Mr. Coppée was researching the role the château played in World War II as it was occupied by several US hospitals during 1944-1945. On July 10, 2016, Mr. Coppée and a friend were excavating a pit on the château property. They found a damaged dog tag which had been in a fire. It was the fourth of five dog tags found. The soldiers were all from different units who occupied the château in a large spectrum of time from September 1944 to December 1945. Mr. Coppée set out to find out about the soldier who wore the dog tag. Due to the damage, the following information was legible.
2300 Ave L
ay City Tex
O (blood type)
Mr. Coppée used a microscope to determine the information above and looked through all of the Texas town names until he decided it had to be Bay City. Surprisingly, the Burnell surname was in Mr. Coppée’s family tree which made him even more curious about the soldier who wore the dog tag. Samantha was able to verify that William L. Burnell had lived in Bay City and was buried at Cedarvale Cemetery. She was also able to tell him that Mr. Burnell survived the war and died in 1963.
Samantha then turned the query over to members of the Matagorda County Genealogical Society who contacted Jim Wright. Jim Wright, the cousin of Mr. Burnell’s wife, Mary Frank Carr Burnell, was able to supply the entire serial number, 0414568 from documents he obtained. William Lloyd Burnell was born April 12, 1920 in Lone Oak, Kentucky. He married Mary Frank Carr on January 24, 1942 at the First United Methodist Church in Bay City.
He was a reserve lieutenant in the Texas National Guard who was called to active duty. On February 6, 1942, Mr. Burnell entered service at Ellington Air Force Base in Houston as a 2nd Lieutenant and was assigned to the 330th Infantry, 83rd Division. His physical description was blue eyes, brown hair,
CECIL BURNELL & BETTY E. DREW
WILLIAM LLOYD BURNELL SR. (4-12-1920 Lone Oak, KY to 3-3-1963 Bay City, TX)
HELEN LOUISE BURNELL (8-5-1918 Graves Co., KY)
JAMES BURNELL (3-1846 Jeffers Co., KY to 1919 Marrion, IN)
& FANNIE D. SCOTT (3-1873 Graves Co., KY to 1950 Louisville, KY)
CECIL BURNELL (Feb 17, 1897 Graves Co., KY)
MINNIE RUTH BARNELL (July 20, 1898)
EVA BARNELL (April 15, 1900)
EMMET BURNELL (1902 TO 9-1920)Buried in Graves Co., KY
Record I received in 1975 on James Burnell's Civil War records/
James Burnell had a twin brother "Frank". James ran away from home to join the Civil War in 1862 at the age of 16. He lied about his age to enlist. His daughters, Eva & Minnie told me this story, and I found Civil War records that showed him enlist at the age of 18 and was discharged 2 years later at the age of 18. The sisters also told me that James Burnell changed his name from Barnell when he enlisted. His parents were of upper class income, but I have to find traces of them.
James married Fannie D. Scott. She was only 23 and he was 50 years old. Her parents, who were of upper class, disowned her when she married an older man. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters and divorced in the early 1900's.
You can find them in the 1900 Census in KY.
New findings in 2018
I see a document from Fannie Burnell pension for James Burnell as widow benefit. However he did not die until 10 - 15 - 1919
Census of 1900
I also found a record of James H. Burnell who married on Dec 25th 1871 to Catherine Arabelle
Belle" Hibbs born 1847 in KY. They had a daughter Ida May Burnell born October 13th 1872. Catherine had a daughter Laura A. Rordan born in 1866. She was the widow of James H. Rardon who died July 27th 1867
Later Catherine re-married James David Goldsmith who was a widower with three young children. By the 1880 census the couple had a blended family of seven children.
I also found a James Burnell in the 1880 census. He is age 29 with wife Mary Burnett age 24. They married on August 6th 1877 in Owensboro, Daviess KY. They had a daughter Josephine age 1 and a son Frank who was an infant. Her parents and siblings were also living in the same household. Larkin M age 54, Mary A. Burnett age 49, John Burnett age 22 and Minnie age 10. Next door her brother Richard Burnett age 25 and his wife Josie age 25 with dsughter Nora 5/12 months old.
In 1910 Indiana Census as a widower and boarder James gave his age as 64 and last name as Barnhill born in KY and parents from VA. He died in 1919.
Coach Burnell of Boling passes away Latest News Written by Administrator Tuesday, 02 June 2009 22:50 I received a phone call from one of my good friends at Boling HS telling me that head softball coach, Tom Burnell, had passed away early this morning as a result of a possible heart attack. Tom was from Bay City and coached there for several years. He was one of my assistants at Sweeny as well and he has been attending the Gulf Coast Clinic for the past couple of years. Tom was a great guy and was very good to his players.
Thomas "Tommy" Francis Burnell
(September 5, 1951 - June 2, 2009)
Tommy F. Burnell, 57, of Bay City passed away Tuesday, June 2, 2009. He was born September 5, 1951 in Bay City to the late Mary Frank & William Burnell. Tommy was a lifelong resident of Bay City, a graduate of Bay City High School & Texas A & M University, and a teacher & coach with Boling ISD. He is survived by son: Brandt Burnell of College Station; sister: Barbara Burnell Quirk of Angleton; 2 brothers: Bill Burnell of Richmond and Drew Burnell of Austin; aunt: Joyce Carr of Bay City; and cousin: Vicki Head & husband Wayne of Bay City. Tommy was preceded in death by his parents, and brother Bob Burnell.
A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Thursday, June 4, 2009 at Taylor Bros. Funeral Home with Dr. Joe Cannon officiating. Interment will follow at Cedarvale Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Victor Cannon, Dennis Burt, Al Leisner, Neal & Kevin Majewski, and John Black. Honorary pallbearers will be: Wayne, Ken, Vim, & Kirk Head, Phil McKay, and E. J. Ashcraft. Donations may be made to St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 3102 5th St., Bay City, TX 77414.
Published in the Victoria Advocate on 6/3/2009
Diary from Theron Carr
Thomas M. Kirkpatrick (Kirkpatrick
** (G) - Grandchildren
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Burnell - Carr - Drew - Erasamen - Kinner - Kirkpatrick - McAdoo - McDonald - New - Paine - Pearson - Rudell - Scott - Thornton - Trusdale - Waddell - Walker - Wilkinson -