Stringfield Massacre - , McMullen County, Texas
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Directions: From Tilden, take Highway 16 about 23 miles to Route 624, go west about 2.5 miles to rest stop.
Marker #: 5311005139
Year Dedicated: 1968
Size, type: 18: x 28" Subject
Last reported condition: Replace.
Stringfield Massacre - On Sept. 28, 1870, the Thomas W. Stringfield family was ambushed by Indians and bandits raiding from Mexico. Overtaken in their horse-drawn wagon, the victims ran for a nearby house, but did not reach it. Thomas and wife Sarah Jane were stabbed and shot to death. Six-year-old son Adolphus was also murdered, but the fate of Thomas, 4 years, was never known. The survivor, 8-year-old Ida Alice, fought to avoid capture. She was then speared 7 times, trampled by the raiders' horses, and left for dead. She was later rescued and lived until 1937. 1968
Decimal degrees:  N 28.138617   W -98.603103
Degrees, minutes: N 28 08.317   W 098 36.186
UTM: Zone 14, Easting 538974, Northing 3112621
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