Waxahachie Daily Light, 23 April 1956: Roger E. Edmondson, Ellis County farmer and rancher died Sunday, 814 West Main. He was sixty-nine, born in Bethel Community. He graduated from Trinity University. He was past director of the Ellis County Purebred Livestock Association, former director of the Waxahachie Bank and Trust, and Citizens National Bank. At the time of his death, he was president of Five Points Gin Company and the Bethel Cemetery Association. Survivors: two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Hastings of Waxahachie, and Miss Betty Kate Edmondson of Washington, D.C., one brother, G. H. Edmondson of Waxahachie, two nephews and a niece.
723. iii. Mittie Madeline Edmondson, born 5 July 1891, Ellis County, Texas, died 9 May 1956, Waxahachie, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, married 30 August 1916, Ellis County, to Miles Edgar Hastings, born 12 August 1888, Dewville, Gonzales County, Texas, died 3 March 1963, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, son of Adolphus Green Hastings and Lucy Delbridge.
Waxahachie Daily Light, 9 May 1956: Mrs. Miles Hastings, Sr., wife of Dr. M. E. Hastings, died this morning at her home, 808 West Main. Burial will be in Bethel. She was a native of Ellis County, born 9 July 1891, near Waxahachie. She married Dr. Hastings in 1916 at Bethel. She graduated from Trinity University and was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Survivors: her husband, son, Miles Hastings, Jr. of Washington, D.C.; a brother, G. H. Edmondson of Austin; two grandchildren; sister, Betty Edmondson of Waxahachie.
Son: Miles Edgar Hastings, Jr., born 12 November 1919, Waxahachie, Ellis County, Texas, died 13 September 1998, buried Bethel Cemetery, Ellis County, married 10 October 1942, Waxahachie, Ellis County, to Dorothy T. McDonald.