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John Ras Kern Gaston was born February 10, 1870 in a cabin in Stanford Valley, Hamilton County, Texas. Mr. Gaston owned and worked a 644 acre farm and ranch about 7 miles northwest of Cranfills Gap, Texas, most of his adult life.

Ras Gaston died February 22, 1965 at the age of 95


John Ras Kern Gaston - 1890

Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) Ellington Gaston was born October 26, 1872 and died March 14, 1967 at the age of 96. 


Martha Elizabeth (Mattie) Ellington


The Gaston Family

Grandpa and grandma Gaston had 12 children, 4 boys and 8 girls. They were (in order of birth): Maggie Viola (Ola), Norma Pearl, Raymond Richard, Ruby Lee, Estell Jewell, Essye Marie, George Frazier, Reginald Hildress (Short), Lucille Elizabeth (Doodle), John Quincy, Anita Gertride (Puss), and Dora Laverne (Nig) GASTON.

All of the Gastons shown in this photograph are now deceased. This photograph was thought to have been made around 1960.