|Francis Edward "Bud" Marable was born
the oldest son of Thomas Edward and Martha Davis Marable in
McLennan County, Texas, on February 12, 1874. He had an older
sister, Rosa Lee, and eventually a younger brother, Robert.
Sometime after Bud's birth the family moved to Scurry County,
Texas, where Bud grew up working on his father's farm and as he
grew older working as a cowboy on various ranches in Scurry and
On August 24, 1894, he married Willie Etta Callis at her
parentsí home in Snyder. After the birth of two children, Will
Tom and Rose, the family moved to Bud's father's place southwest
of what is now Justiceburg, Texas, in 1901. According to family
history, the trip took two days by covered wagon, spending a
night in the settlement of Old Light.
In 1904 the family moved back to Snyder where a daughter,
Frances was born in September. Tom and Rose attended school in
In the spring of 1905 the family moved back to the vicinity of
Justiceburg and in the fall of that year a Miss Ella Smith
taught school for about three months in the Marable home.
Bud and his family homesteaded three sections of land 10 miles
southwest of Justiceburg and moved there around 1910. In
addition to farming and running some livestock on his homestead,
Bud worked as a cowboy on the Curry Comb and U Lazy S ranches
and as a cook for the OS ranch. Eventually he sold the land he
homesteaded and moved to Round Tub Camp where he worked for the
U Lazy S Ranch.
In 1913 he moved his family to Post, Texas, after buying a wagon
yard from Ed Scott. The Marables' youngest daughter Sybil Lorene
was born there in 1916.
Bud was operating his wagon yard when he passed away on January
27, 1917, and now rests in Terrace Cemetery on the outskirts of