Can You Identify These Deer Hunters?

I recently put up a vintage photo of a deer hunt that took place in San Saba, County. Since that time, I’ve been contacted by numerous people as they tried to ID the men in the photo. This week, Comanche’s Eldon Ray Tupin brought me even more photos and a bit more info. Of course, with the info comes a little more of the mystery.

According to Tupin, there was a large group of men from Comanche County, Brown County, and even Dallas County who joined in on the hunt each year in San Saba. Of course, there were no deer in Comanche County back then.

I could use your help in filling in the gaps as to just exactly who the men in these photos are. Eldon Ray believes that this hunt (but there may be photos from more than one hunt) occurred in about 1941.

________, _______, _______, Whiteside?, Roy Tupin, Parker Tupin, Earl Albin, Delmer McDaniel, _____, _____, _____, _____, Jeff Parker, Belve Bean,_____

________, _______, _______, Whiteside?, Roy Tupin, Parker Tupin, Earl Albin, Delmer McDaniel, _____, _____, _____, _____, Jeff Parker, Belve Bean,_____

The above names come from Eldon Ray Tupin. Roy Tupin was his father, and Parker Tupin (Dallas) was his uncle. Tupin also remembers that Earl Albin and Delmer McDaniel were brothers-in-law after Delmer married Earl’s sister, Pearl Albin.

Below is the same photo cropped. Click on it to enlarge. If you know one of these men, be sure to let us know.
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DEER HUNT There are two other trucks in these photos that no one recognizes; however, most agree that this one belongs to Belve Bean.

About Fredda Jones

Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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