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Keywords:Texas Cemeteries, Winkler Cemetery, PostHole Grave
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size6.37 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken25-Nov-10 13:29
Date modified25-Nov-10 13:29
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length18 mm
Focal length (35mm)27 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
Exposure1/250 at f/8
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Post-Hole Grave

Post-Hole Grave

Kermit
Winkler County, Texas
31 45.540' N 103 03.692' W

The grave is a simple cement plug with an engraving on it which is fading. Inscription: "Here lies H. LLoyd, Died Jan. 11, 1928…by A.B.Cambell."

Comments: This grave has an interesting story and some unanswerered questions attached to it. Mr. Lloyd was not only killed over a gambling debt on January 11, 1928, but his head was cut off. The murder was supposedly reported to the sheriff at that time, but it was brushed off by the sheriff saying he did not have time to bother with another death over gambling (this was the height of the oil boom in the area). It wasn't until 1941 when a hitchhiker brought up the murder that the grave was investigated. All that found was a skeleton minus skull, wrapped in work-clothes. The grave had obviously been visited before with the bones having been wrapped into the clothing. No charges have ever been filed and the skull is still missing.