Public Home > Snap Shots > In Memory of > Marie Watson Rheiner

Marie Watson Rheiner

The grave of Marie Watson Rheiner, the mother of Mrs. John Nance Garner. Mrs. Garner,Mariette Elizabeth Rheiner, grew up an orphan at various ranch homes on the plains of the Blanco Creek in Uvalde County. The tragic death of her mother, when Ettie was only one year old was recorded in a letter by her father, written in 1870. Research by members of the Uvalde Historical Commission led to the discovery of the headstone, marked as Marie Watson Rheiner, at a remote site between Knippa and Sabinal. The gravesite is near a rock cliff from which the mother fell as she attempted to save her child from a raging flood. A book describing the life of Ettie Rheiner written by Richard Graham and Lalani McClure, gives a detailed account of the family and the death of Mrs. Rheiner.

Slideshow | Invite
grave 018
1
grave 018
Order photo
8 views
 
grave 001
2
grave 001
Order photo
7 views
 
grave 002
3
grave 002
Order photo
17 views
 
grave 003
4
grave 003
Order photo
23 views
 
grave 004
5
grave 004
Order photo
17 views
 
grave 005
6
grave 005
Order photo
10 views
 
grave 006
7
grave 006
Order photo
23 views
 
grave 007
8
grave 007
Order photo
10 views
 
grave 008
9
grave 008
Order photo
13 views
 
grave 009
10
grave 009
Order photo
13 views
 
grave 011
11
grave 011
Order photo
19 views
 
grave 012
12
grave 012
Order photo
30 views
 
grave 013
13
grave 013
Order photo
12 views
 
Richard Graham
14
Richard Graham
Order photo
15 views
 
grave 016
15
grave 016
Order photo
9 views
 
grave 017
16
grave 017
Order photo
14 views