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Russell Honored by Daughters of Republic of Texas
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 21, 2013

Surrounded by descendents, DRT members and friends, Emily Adaline Craig Russell, 1838-1905, received her “Citizen of the Republic of Texas” Grave Marker in Live Oak Cemetery. The marker was unveiled on March 11, 2013, in commemoration of Emily Russell’s 175th birth date. The ceremony included scripture readings and pledges to the U. S. and Texas Flags. The telling of, “Emily’s Story – She Is not Forgotten,” was presented by Shirley Coker Shumate who is the Great Great Granddaughter of Emily Russell. Refreshments were served afterward in the DRT Business Office & Meeting Room at 106 North College Street.

The Daughter of the Republic of Texas is an organization whose purpose is: to perpetuate the memory and spirit of the men and women who achieved and maintained the independence of Texas, to encourage historical researching of the earliest records of Texas, and to foster the preservation of its documents and relics.

Inquires about programs, meetings and association may be directed to President Sheila Van Zant at 325-344-5423 or to Registrar Jerry Wilkinson at 325-597-2456. Their meetings and programs are open to the public. Additional information can also be found at the official DRT web site, and at the local chapter email address,

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