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Calvin Dee Tynes was born on Dec 15, 1863 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Calvin's parents were William Luther Tynes & Caroline R. Compton from Butler County, Alabama, USA. Calvin's mother died when he was 15 years old. When Calvin was 26 years old he married Sophronia Annie Walker on Feb 6, 1889. He worked as a farmer and on a mill until he died at the age of 42. Calvin is buried in Price Cemetery in Shelby, Texas.


Sophronia Annie Walker was born on July 4, 1872 in Nacogdoches, Texas. Sophronia's father was Ezekiel William Walker and Sarah Elizabeth Bryant married on March 15, 1866. (Note: Sarah Elizabeth Bryant was previously married on Jun 13, 1861 to an Eli Green) Sophronia's mother died when she was 17 years old in Nacogdoches, Texas. 


Sophronia was married to Calvin D. Tynes on 06 Feb 1889 in Nacogdoches, Texas. They had 6 "Tynes" boys and 1 daughter; Della Tynes (who died at age 3). When Calvin Tynes died at the age of 42; Sophronia moved to Waco, Texas. 


In about 1907 she re-married James John (J.J.) Whatley from Florida.(Note: J.J. also had been previously married to Julia Ann McDonald and had a few "WHATLEY" children). Sophronia and J.J. had one daughter together named Annie Alyne Whatley. J.J. died when Sophronia was only 45 years old in Waco, Texas.


Sophronia and J.J. Whatley are buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Waco, Texas


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