Submitted by: Carolyn Bethany Sosebee
Rites Pending Here For John F. Sosebee
John F. Sosebee, 73, of 1504 31st Street, died Wednesday afternoon in St. Mary’s hospital in Lubbock, Texas after an extended illness. The body is at the McDonald Funeral home, where funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of the relatives.
Born in Bosque County, Texas, Sosebee, a local farmer, had resided here for nine years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Florence; two sons, G. W. Sosebee of Ropesville, Texas and A. H. Sosebee of Dallas, Texas; and two daughters, Mrs. Jessie Woods of Los Angeles, California and Mrs. D.D. Skipper of Abernathy, Texas.
John Franklin Sosebee (b. March 8, 1881 in Bosque County, Texas; d. December 22, 1954 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas; m. Mary Florence Wylie on September 8, 1907 in Bosque County, Texas; Mary Florence Wylie was b. June 8, 1888 in Hope, Hempstead County, Arkansas; d. May 20, 1973 in Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas) was the son of one of the pioneers of Bosque County, Texas. His parents were George Washington and Alice Catherine Pierce Sosebee. The bluff that is now called Soldier’s Bluff should have been named Sosebee’s Bluff. No one knows why it was named Soldier’s Bluff when all years previous, the bluff was known as Sosebee’s Bluff. At this time, the family is trying to get a
historical marker placed near the bluff.