Jim Deakins And Addie Adcock Deakins

Addie Adcock Deakins and her brother, J.B.

Addie Adcock Deakins and her brother, J.B.

Addie Adcock was born on July 13, 1900, in the old homestead. Addie’s first year of school was spent at Union School, located in the area across from Union Cemetery. She later attended Gustine School and then Howard Payne College where she received her teaching certificate, and her first teaching position was in Talpa, Texas.

One day as she was crossing the railroad tracks heading home, she saw two little boys coming down the tracks. Because they looked slightly familiar, she slowed down as they approached. The boys were very tired and hungry; they were also her twin brothers, Fred and Floyd, who had decided to leave home! Addie fed them, and then she put them on the train and sent them home to Gustine, Texas, a place to which they were happy to return.

While still in Talpa, Addie met a “tall, lanky, cowboy” named Jim Deakins whose family were ranchers in the Talpa area. The two later married and moved to Pecos, Texas where they purchased several sections of land and ranched in that area until their deaths. They also owned the Pecos Valley Feed Store in Pecos, Texas for many years.

Both Addie and Jim are buried in the Pecos Cemetery, in the country they had both come to love and in which they had spent over sixty years of their lives. They had no children.

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