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Reunion: June 18-19, 2004

Note: This reunion has past, but we wanted to leave this information posted
for everyone to see what an exciting adventure we had in Albany, Texas!
The Texas Cauble Family Reunions are not to be missed!

Bring the entire family to Albany, Texas, as the descendents of Charles Monroe and Juriah [Vines] Cauble host the Cauble-Rotan 2004 Family Reunion — and take a walk back into history. Attend the Fort Griffin “Fandangle”, an outdoor musical that tells the story of the settling of this part of Texas through song and dance. Also visit Fort Griffin State Park (15 miles north of Albany) and tour the old frontier military outpost and see part of the official State of Texas Longhorn Herd. In Albany visit the Courthouse (built in 1883), the Old Jail Art Center (jail built in 1877), Ledbetter Picket House (built in mid-1870’s), and shop at unique stores that seem to have gone unchanged for years.

Matthews Memorial Presbyterian Church Come to Albany and learn more about Charles Monroe Cauble and his family and their life in Albany and Shackelford County. “C.M.” was the seventh child of Isaac Butler and Sarah [Green] Cauble, and he was born in Hill County, Texas in 1855. He married Juriah Vines in 1879 in Hill County, and it was there that C.M. began his ranching career and they began their family. At the urging of their friend Judge J.A. Matthews, they moved in 1897 to Albany with sons Buster, Bailey, Boy, Volley and daughter Ida. They purchased 2,280 acres of land from the Matthew Land and Cattle Company. In the years that followed, C.M. became a prominent rancher, not only in Texas, but the Southwest. His “inverted 30” brand became familiar to those in the cattle business. He continued to expand his ranching business in Shackelford County, having acquired nearly 30,000 acres of land by 1924.

Visit the two story Victorian house that they purchased from Mrs. E.M. Conrad in 1905 and called home for over 50 years. Also visit the cemetery where they and many members of their family are buried.

In addition to all this, we will still have all the things that make our family reunion enjoyable, such as, visiting, sharing pictures, telling stories and of course–lots of good food.

Tickets for the “Fandangle” are $15 each, with a performance on both Friday and Saturday nights (starting at sundown). A block of center section seats are being held for the family. To reserve your seat, call 325/762.2525 or 325/762.3838 before May 1st. Give them your name and the number of tickets you want, the night that you prefer to attend, and tell them that you are with the CAUBLE’s.

Bill Cauble’s Western Wagons will be serving lunch and dinner on the courthouse lawn each day, and Bill will have a book signing Saturday at the reunion. His book, Barbeque, Biscuits and Beans – Chuck Wagon Cooking has (in addition to mouthwatering recipes) an introduction by Tommy Lee Jones. [See article about Bill and the cookbook in our “In FOCUS” section of the website.]

Reunion items will be on sale, with proceeds used to offset the cost of the reunion and help maintain the Historical Peter Cauble House and family cemetery. Caps, aprons and teeshirts are $10 each.

The reunion will be held at the Whitney Theater on Main Street directly across from the courthouse. Parking on Main Street is limited, but additional parking is available in the back. For those that do not attend the Fandangle, the Whitney Theater will be open for visiting with kin, sharing stories and playing games. Bring your favorite game.

Cost of the Saturday lunch is $6.00, which includes meat, vegetable, bread and drinks. Those that want to bring a covered dish may do so, and we will still have our dessert contest. Bring your best! Breakfast on Sunday morning will cost $2.00.

Reunion Schedule

Friday, June 18
2:00pm…..Early registration, visiting, games, site seeing and Fandangle

Saturday, June 19
9:00am…..Registration, viewing scrapbooks and visiting
10:30am…..Board Meeting and Nominating Committee Meeting
11:30am…..Welcome by Kiefer Cauble K2361/President. Recognize E7’s and CM/Juriah biography by James Cauble E7223
12:00am…..Lunch. Prayer led by Don Cauble E1126/Chaplain
12:30pm…..Introduction of Speaker by Don Cauble
1:00pm…..Business Meeting – Kiefer Cauble
12:30-1:00pm…..Bob Green – Guest Speaker
1:00pm…..Business Meeting – Kiefer Cauble, Minutes of Last Meeting – Connie Baker Wallner C22221/Secretary, Treasurer’s Report – Gwen Chick MH23531/Treasurer, Old Business, New Business including election of officers, Remembering those who have died – Julia Cauble Smith H2353/Registrar
2:30pm…..Announce the winner of Dessert Contest and recognition of special guests – Dan Chick H23531/Vice President
3:00pm…..Family Pictures
4:00pm…..Visit CM Cauble House, Albany Cemetery, Fandangle, site seeing, shopping or visiting and games at the Whitney Theater

Sunday, June 19
9:00am…..Coffee and sweet rolls, followed by a short worship service.