Nannie May Wood

Photo Courtesy of Karin Heymer
of the Wood family

NANNIE MAY WOOD was born Jul 15, 1879 in Texas, and died July 17, 1969 in Cottle County, TX.  She was the daughter of George Edward Wood and Mary Pamelia Miller.  She married (1) ISAAC COWART.   She married (2) JAKE P. BORLAND Abt. 1896 in Texas.  He was born Oct. 29, 1861 in Missouri, and died May 14, 1947 in Cottle County, TX.

More About NANNIE MAY WOOD and J. P. Borland:
Burial: Garden of Memories Cemetery, Paducah, Cottle County, TX

Children of Nannie May Wood And Isaac Cowart

LIILIAN VIVIAN COWART b. 28 Feb 1896, Indian Territory; d. 08 Nov 1991, Lamb County, TX.
SADIE COWART b. 14 Feb 1898, Comanche County, TX; m. JOHN WILLIAM PIPER, 29 Jul 1913; b. 16 Oct 1892, Texas

Children of Nannie May Wood And Jake P. Borland

MARY FAYE BORLAND b. 21 Dec 1913, Comanche County, TX; d. 09 Nov 2003, Stanton, Martin County, Texas; M. Alvis A. Townley Jan 2, 1932

Genealogical Sources

  • Census: 1900, Comanche County, TX Precinct #1 ED #26 HH 216,  July 2, 1900
  • Census: 1910, Comanche County, TX, Precinct 5, ED 10, HH 52, April 20, 1910
  • Census: 1930, Cottle County, TX, Precinct 2, ED 51-5, HH 16, Apr 3, 1930
  • Obituary Mary Faye Borland Townley (below)

Obituary Big Spring Herald, Nov 12, 2003
Faye Townley

Faye Townley, 89, of Stanton, formerly of Paducah, died on Sunday, Nov. 9, 2003, in a local nursing home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at the First Baptist Church of Paducah with the Rev. James Mantooth, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Paducah.

She was born on Dec. 21, 1913, in Comanche County and married Alvis Townley on Jan. 2, 193,2 in Delwin. He preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 2001.

Mrs. Townley was a homemaker, an art teacher and owner of a ceramic shop. She had written a biography about her father Jake Borland’s experiences on the Chisolm Trail entitled “The Life And Times On The Chisolm Trail.”

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Stanton and also a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Paducah. She had been a member of the Garden Club and various other clubs in Paducah.

Survivors include two sons, Cecil Townley of Stanton and Warren Townley of Canyon; one daughter, June Seigler of Abilene; eight grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

The family suggests memorials to Paducah Cemetery Association, c/o Seigler Funeral Home, P.O. Box 872, Paducah 79248 or Hospice of Midland, P.O. Box 2621, Midland 79702.

Arrangements under the direction of Gilbreath Funeral Home of Stanton. Online condolences can be made at:


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