The Love of my Life, Leonard Ross Tudor, Texas

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Sally Frederick Tudor & Leonard Ross Tudor, March 26, 2009, Cheddars, League City, TXSally and Leonard Tudor, Graduation dinner @ Cheddar’s in League City, Texas, 26 March 2009 (my favorite pic of us)

Sally & Leonard Tudor & Jean Mancill-March 26, 2009Sally and Leonard Tudor, and Jean Linderman Frederick Mancill @ Sally’s Graduation from ITT Technical Institute-Webster, dinner @ Cheddar’s in League City, Texas, 26 March 2009

Birth:  Jun. 7, 1956
Erath County
Texas, USA
Death:  Feb. 4, 2018
Harris County
Texas, USA
The “Love of my Life”. Len passed away this morning at home, Houston, Harris, Texas. Len suffered with C.H.F. and Diabetes for years. He was a real fighter for over 61 years. Len and me survived Hurricane Harvey together. He did not become bedridden until November 1, 2017 after a long hard battle with his congestive heart failure. His heart was already failing with his C.H.F. before Hurricane Harvey, and he had to go back and forth to the hospital many times after the hurricane and…

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Alva Ellen (Quill) Swayze – Texas

San_Antonio_Montage, Bexar, Texas

San_Antonio_Montage, Bexar, Texas

Name: Alva Ellen (Quill) Swayze, daughter of Daniel James Quill of Ireland and Alice Nettie Lewis of Texas.

Birth: Jul. 11, 1895 in Texas, USA

Married:  Robert Edward Swayze on 11 July 1915 in Bexar County, Texas.

Mother of Roy Albert Swayze, who was born in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.
Grandmother of two adopted children, Robert “Bob” Edward Swayze of Houston, Harris County, Texas; and Kennon (Swayze) Fletcher Clark of Eutaw, Greene County, Texas.

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Kirkwood is a historic plantation house in Eutaw, Greene, Alabama. The house was recorded by the Historic American Buildings Survey in 1934 and by Carol M. Highsmith in 2010. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 17, 1976, due to its architectural significance. source: Wikipedia

Great Grandmother of Kimberly Mary Fletcher of Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama. Alva spent the last few years of her life at the Kirkwood Mansion with her son, Roy and daughter-in-law, Mary (Bender) Swayze. Her Granddaughter, Kennon (Swayze) Fletcher, cared for her up until her death.

Kirkwood 001 cropped.jpg111 Kirkwood Drive, Eutaw, Greene, Alabama

Kirkwood Mansion in 2010 (above), by Carol M. Highsmith

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Kirkwood Mansion in 1939, aka Kirksey House

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Kirksey House, began 1860 but was not finished until after the Civil War in 1865, Eutaw, Greene, Alabama, Built by Foster M. Kirksey

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Kirkwood Mansion in 1939, aka Kirksey House

Family links:

Robert Edward Swayze (1888 – 1963)

Roy Albert Swayze (1919 – 1987)

Death: Sep. 3, 1991 in Eutaw, Greene,  Alabama, USA 

“U.S. Social Security Death records state:
first name: Alva
middle name: Q
last name: Swayze
name suffix:
birth date: 11 July 1895
social security number: 577-30-0567
place of issuance: District Of Columbia
last residence: Eutaw, Greene, Alabama
zip code of last residence: 35462
death date: 3 September 1991
estimated age at death: 96
Source Citation
“United States Social Security Death Index,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 Aug 2012), Alva Q Swayze, 3 September 1991; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).” source: Wikipedia

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Mesopotamia Cemetery (Oak Hill). Greene County, Alabama

Mesopotamia Cemetery
Greene County
Alabama, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: May 04, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26605083

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Kirkwood Mansion, aka Kirksey House, Eutaw, Greene, Alabama



Robert Edward Swayze, Ontario, Canada

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Birth: Sep. 19, 1888 in Ontario, Canada

Ontario is a province in east-central Canada that borders the U.S. and the Great Lakes. It’s home to Ottawa, Canada’s capital, known for Parliament Hill’s Victorian architecture and the National Gallery, featuring Canadian and indigenous art. Toronto, Ontario’s capital, is home to the 553m-high CN Tower, with expansive views from its revolving restaurant, as well as High Park, site of a rare oak savannah habitat.  source: Wikipedia



Death: March 1963 in Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia, United States.


City Hall, San Antonio, Texas, 1906


Married to Alva Ellen (Quill) on 11 July 1915 in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas.

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Children: Roy Albert Swayze

U. S. Census for 1920, 1930, and 1940 states residence as San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Census: 1920 Iron Worker, construction company, living with wife, Alva, and son Roy in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Resided: 1935 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.

Draft Registration in 1942 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas for World War II.


Died: March 1963 in Fairfax, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Family links:  
Alva Ellen Quill Swayze (1895 – 1991)

Roy Albert Swayze (1919 – 1987)

Robert Edward Swayze

Fairfax Memorial Park
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA 
GPS (lat/lon): 38.82861, -77.28667


Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Aug 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96113998

Barbara Jo Moore Faulk Frederick



Barbara Jo Moore Faulk Frederick

Born: 15 June 1939 in Crockett, Houston, Texas.

Died: 29 April 2016 at the Winfield Nursing Center, in Crockett, Houston, Texas. She was cremated and her family planned to spread her ashes beside her husband, Leroy Eugene Frederick’s graveside in Augusta Cemetery, in Augusta, Houston, Texas.

Daughter of Joe Byron “J.B.” Moore and Mary Avis Williams. Barbara had one brother, Robert Ervin Moore. 

Paternal Grandparents were Jessie Robert “J.R.” Moore and Alva Retta Holcombe. Her maternal grandparents were Joseph “Joe” Shelby Williamson and Mary Emma Haile.

Birth: Jun. 15, 1939
Houston County
Texas, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 2016
Houston County
Texas, USA 

Family links: 
Joe Byron Moore (1908 – 1994)
Mary Avis Williams Moore (1915 – 2003)


Clayborne Willard Faulk, Jr. 
Leroy Eugene Frederick (1926 – 2006)

Note: Cremated ashes to be spread by husband’s graveside per her daughter, Jeanna Kaye Faulk Wardell.

Augusta Cemetery
Houston County
Texas, USA 

Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Jul 30, 2016
Find A Grave Memorial# 167585563
First husband: Clayborne Willard Faulk, Jr.

Married 31 August 1956 in Dayton, Liberty, Texas at the home of her parents J.B. and Avis Moore.

Children: Jeanna Kaye Faulk (Elliott) (Wardell) and Joseph Clay “Joey” Faulk.

Second husband: Leroy Eugene Frederick. Married September 1969 in Dayton, Liberty, Texas at the home of her parents J.B. and Avis Moore.

Leroy and Barbara Frederick, South Dakota, 1995. Leroy and Barbara were Camp Hosts at South Dakota campgrounds.

South Dakota: Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into the granite face of Mount Rushmore, a granite batholith formation in the Black Hills in Keystone, South Dakota, United States.




Spec6 Carl Anthony Palen, MIA, U. S. Army, South Vietnam

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Carl Anthony Palen, parents, Harold Leo Palen and Rita Marie (Schrup) Palen, of Dubuque, Dubuque County, Iowa

Birth:  March 11, 1947, Dubuque, Iowa

Death:  Jan. 3, 1978, South Vietnam

Spc6 Carl Anthony Palen of Dubuque, Iowa served in the United States Army. At about 0900 03 Jan 1971 a U-6A BEAVER (serial #52-25884) departed Qui Nhon on an administrative support flight to Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, carrying crewmen from the 61st AHC to collect replacement helicopters for the company.

The helicopter crewmen would then fly the helicopters back to Qui Nhon. At 1120 hours, with the U-6 about 14 miles southeast of Phu Cat, radio and radar contact with the plane was lost. Because the pilot, Captain F. A. Rhodes, had announced plans to remain overnight at Ban Me Thuot, no immediate search was made.

When search efforts were begun on 5 January, no trace of the aircraft or its seven occupants could be found. Formal search efforts ended on 9 January 1971. He is honored on Panel 5W, Row 23 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 61ST AHC, 223RD AVN BN, 17TH AVN GRP, 1 AVN BDE 

CARL ANTHONY PALEN SP6 – E6 – Army – Regular 1st AVN BDE His tour began on Jan 3, 1971 Casualty was on Aug 22, 1978 , SOUTH VIETNAM Non-Hostile, died missing, FIXED WING – NON CREW AIR LOSS, CRASH ON LAND Body was not recovered Panel 05W – Line 23

Carl Anthony Palen Specialist 6, U.S. Army61st Aviation Company Entered the Service From: Dubuque, Iowa

Date of Birth: March 11, 1947 Date of Death: January 03, 1978 Wars or Conflicts: Vietnam War Memorialized: Courts of the Missing: Court BHonolulu Memorial National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Honolulu, Hawaii, USA Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 134700N 1090630E (BR960250) Status (in 1973): Missing In Action Category: 4Acft/Vehicle/Ground: U6 “Beaver”Other Personnel In Incident: Thomas R. Okerlund; Dennis W. Omelia; PatrickMagee; Luis G. Holguin; Ferris Rhodes; Michael Parsons (all missing)January 3, 1971, Capt. Ferris A. Rhodes, Jr. was the pilot of a U6 “Beaver” carrying six passengers: 1Lt. Michaeld D. Parsons, WO1 Thomas R. Okerland, WO1 Dennis W. Omelia; WO1 Luis G. Holguin; SP6 Patrick J. Magee; and SP5 Carl A. Palen. This was an administrative support flight from Qui Nhon to Ban Me Thuot, South Vietnam, to collect replacement helicopters for the company. Some of the men aboard were helicopter pilots, and would fly the choppers back to the base at Qui Nhon.The U6 “Beaver” is an older, fixed wing aircraft of reasonable size, short and squatty with a widebody. The aircraft departed Qui Nhon at about 0900 hours on January 3 without filing a proper flight plan, nor was the weather briefing obtained prior to takeoff. About 14 miles southeast of Phu Cat, at 1120 hours, radio and radar contact was lost with the plane.Because Capt. Rhodes had announced plans to remain overnight at Ban Me Thuot,no immediate searches were made. By January 9, when Rhodes and his passengers still had not returned, search efforts were begun at 0900 hours, and continued throughout the day with no sign of the aircraft or its personnel.The area of takeoff was tricky and the weather conditions were not good. Other pilots said that if planes taking off did not reach a safe altitude fast enough, they would crash into a mountain. Cruising speed for the “Beaver” was a mere 106 mph making it a prime target for flak. Conditions in the area indicated that the aircraft was shot down, and several years passed before the crew was finally declared dead.



This memorial is a cenotaph. CenotaphA cenotaph is an “empty tomb” or a monument erected in honour of a person or group of people whose remains are elsewhere. It can also be the initial tomb for a person who has since been reinterred elsewhere. Wikipedia

Texas Tudors
Added: Apr. 12, 2015

Honolulu Memorial
Honolulu County
Hawaii, USA
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Created by: Elizabeth Olmstead
Record added: Aug 13, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 134281602

Honolulu ABMC Memorial with flags on Memorial Day weekend, 2008

Honolulu ABMC Memorial with flags on Memorial Day weekend, 2008

Carl Anthony PalenU.S. Army placque

Nancy Lou “Elizabeth” (Christ) Harper

MAZAC Family Genealogy


Jan. 18, 1946
Harris County
Texas, USA

Charlie, Punkin, Patsy and Nancy Lou Christ, c. 1950’s, Houston, Texas.
Death:Mar. 17, 2014
Harris County
Texas, USA

Nancy Lou Elizabeth (Christ) Harper. Daughter of Charles “Charlie” Edmond Christ and Juanita Elizabeth “Punkin” (Frederick) Christ. Sister of Patricia “Patsy” Juanita (Christ) Swift.

Resided in Sheldon, Texas and Royalwood Subdivision, Houston, Texas.

Name: Nancy Lou Elizabeth Christ
Event Type: Birth
Event Date: 18 Jan 1946
Event Place: Harris, Texas
Gender: Female
Father’s Name: Charles Edmond Christ
Mother’s Name: Juanita Elizabeth Frederick
Certificate Number:
Citing this Record
“Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 21 Mar 2014), Nancy Lou Elizabeth Christ, 18 Jan 1946; from “Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997,” index and images,; citing Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997, (Texas: Texas Department of State Health Services).Wife of James L. Harper.

Name: James L Harper
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Event Type: Marriage

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My Paternal Great Grandaunt, Vlasta Mary (Mazac) Konecny

Emma Strmiska, Matilda & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta Konecny, Granger, TX.

Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Matilda “Tillie” (Krampota) & John Mazac, Adolph & Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny Obituary

Matilda Krampota Mazac, Vlasta Mazac Konecny, Emma Mazac Strmiska

Matilda (Krampota) Mazac, Vlasta (Mazac) Konecny, Emma (Mazac) Strmiska, Williamson County, Texas, about 1925.

Jan & Marie Mazac, Granger, Williamson County, Texas, 1904. (back row from left) Bessie, Rosalie, Jan, Albert, Robert. (front row from left) Joseph, Emma, Olga, Frank, Mary and baby-Vlasta, Marie, and Bertha Mazac.

Birth:  Jul. 24, 1904
Williamson County
Texas, USA
Death:  Apr. 28, 1999
Liberty County
Texas, USA 

“A Loving Daughter, A Loving Sister, A Loving Mother. A Loving Grandmother. A Loving Great-Grandmother. A Loving Aunt and Great Aunt. An Everlasting Friend.”Vlasta was the Moravian daughter of Jan “John” & Annie “Mary” Marie (Dudika) Mazac, of Granger, Williamson County, Texas.

Her parents emigrated from Vsetin, Moravia in June 1892. They were hard working farmers. They settled in the Corn Hill, Granger, and Taylor areas in Williamson County, Texas.

She was the wife of Adolph Edward Konecny. She was a devout Catholic. She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crosby, Harris County, Texas. Vlasta was a Homemaker. Aunt Vlasta dedicated her life to taking care of her family. 

Vlasta had eleven brothers: Albert, Anton, Andrew, Joe #1, Steve, Johnnie, Robert, Frank, Johnny #2, John Joseph, and Frank Joseph.

She had seven sisters: Rosalie, Marie, Bessie, Emma, Effie, Bertha, and Olga Mazac. Vlasta was the Mother of Gladys Konecny (Barnes).

She took care of her daughter for many years, until she couldn’t take care of her anymore. One of her Sister’s was my Grandmother, Elizabeth Annie “Bessie” (Mazac) Frederick.

Vlasta had two Granddaughters, Paulette Jean Barnes (Smith), and Stacey Michelle Barnes (White).

Name: Vlasta M Konecny
Titles and Terms (Original):
Also Known As:
2nd Also Known As Name:
3rd Also Known As Name:
Residence Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
Residence Place: Houston, Texas, United States
Birth Date:
Phone Number: 643-9131
Phone Number Recorded Date: 25 Mar 2008
Address: 5625 Antoine Dr Apt 202
Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77091
Address Date: 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000
2nd Address: 6000 Telephone Rd
2nd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77087
2nd Address Date: 01 Jun 1993-01 Aug 1994
3rd Address: 4111 Lockfield St
3rd Address Continued: Houston, Texas 77092
3rd Address Date: 01 May 1993-25 Mar 2008
4th Address:

“United States Public Records Index,” index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 18 Oct 2013), Vlasta Mary Konecny, 01 Dec 1993-13 Nov 2000.Vlasta has no headstone. 

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and brother Frank Joseph Mazac, 9014 Talcott Street, Houston, Texas

Vlasta Mary Mazac Konecny and her brother, Frank Joseph Mazac, at the home of their niece, Agnes Rainie Frederick Christ, 9014 Talcott, Houston, Texas 77049

Family links:
  Jan Mazac (1863 – 1931)
  Annie Marie Dudika Mazac (1862 – 1939)
  Adolph Edward Konecny (1896 – 1982)
  Gladys Marie Konecny (Barnes) (1933 – 2008)
Created by: TEXAS TUDORS
Record added: Feb 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24618889