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I was going through folders on an external drive that I seldom use when I found the following photo. I’m hoping some of you can help us identify some of these long ago Bearcats!
Ever wondered who graduated from Sidney High School in 1925? Here at United we have that answer for you!
For more on Eva Edna McCorkle and husband B. Ray, be sure to read their story in the Comanche County, Texas Family Books. The following is a 1981 obit from Mrs. Eva Edna McCorkle: “Mrs. Eva Edna McCorkle, 89, lifetime … Continue reading
This week we sneak a look inside another of the beautiful old homes that dot the town of Dublin, Texas, and all I can do is hang my head over spelling what should have been peek, peak. However, once a … Continue reading
I found this great photo in an old Comanche Chief. The original was owned by Ruby Lee Loftis, and the caption indicates that the photographer was standing on West Grand Street in Comanche and looking up North Houston Street when … Continue reading
From an old Comanche Chief, this photo is almost 100 years old. In 1919, the high school was still what we later called the J.B. Layne Elementary building. It was located where the Comanche Elementary School is located today.
Driving through the sleepy community of Desdemona, Texas, it is almost impossible to believe the story that I am about to tell you, yet it is the absolute truth according to my grandfather and the few history books who deign … Continue reading
I must admit that I had never heard of Hallie Stillwell (or Miss Hallie as I first heard her called) until I married into the Jones family and learned that her name was a common word, at least among the … Continue reading
You already know that I am a political junky and usually, a very vocal political junky. I love this country passionately, and I am extremely interested in making sure that the people I help vote into office understand just what … Continue reading
Although this 1917 photo of a high school girls “Exercise Class” was taken in Comanche, Texas, I feel sure that this manner of dress was common for all Texas girls of the same age. In 1917, the high school would … Continue reading
I apologize for the clarity of this photo. I have taken it from my Comanche County History calendar of 1986. If you have access to the actual photo, Texans United would love to have a copy! In 1912 in Lamkin, … Continue reading
I never hear the name Zephyr without hearing my grandfather’s voice as he says, “The night Zephyr blew away.” I didn’t really realize it at the time, but Granddad would have only been ten years old that stormy night … Continue reading
The Day A Nation Cried It’s very strange when you think about it. After all, I was only a child, and our television was still the old black and white in 1963. So why do you suppose the pink suit is ingrained, branded really, … Continue reading
No one is really sure, I suppose, but brothers Finley and Jess Williford, sons of Milas Williford, gave an interview to the Comanche Chief back in 1972, saying that they believed they might just have been the ones to claim … Continue reading
A Slice Of Texas Lucille Fay Leseur was born in San Antonio, Texas on March 23, 1906. Her father deserted the family before she was born, and Lucille spent much of her young life in poverty. By the time she … Continue reading
A Slice Of Texas In 1905, Clarence C. and Florence Thornton Butt moved their family to Kerrville, Texas where Mrs. Butt established Mrs. C. C. Butt’s Staple and Fancy Grocery with the aid of a $60.00 loan. Although I would love to know … Continue reading
A few weeks ago we brought you a love letter from Erath County to Comanche County. Today, Missy Jones talks about both the writer of the letter as well as the recipient.
If you’ve lived in Texas for quite some time, and if you have an interest in Texas roots or cool Texas names, you’ve heard of Telegraph, Texas. I’ve heard the name for years, even flown through the “town” with a … Continue reading