Tuesday, December 25, 2007

New Texas Old Photos.... online

George Jones and family
Iris Audrey Farque Redus
Jefferson Franklin Lewis
Hattie Bell Duke Tomlin
Hattie Bell Duke
Clifton Leroy Tomlin 1907
Hattie, Roy, Clarke and Clifton Tomlin
Oliver & Dixie Leinart
Unknown Baby, Cisco, Texas (at right)
Jones County Court House and Street Scene, Anson, Texas 1950s
Opera Block, Anson, Texas 1909
Jones County Court House, Anson, Texas early 1900s
Street Scene, Anson, Texas 1910s
Women of the Shooks Chapel Church, Shooks Chapel, TX
Birds Eye View, Robert Lee, Texas
Harden Alexander Bundrant and Nancy Jane Hancock Bundrant
Robert Singleton Hilburn
Charles H. McDonald
McDonald Family
Aunt Rollie and Uncle Henry and Family
Ruby etal in Red River Co
Albert Tucker Crowder
George Washington Angle
Barry Payne Smothers & Family
Robert Pollard & Family
Rose & Kydie Pollard, H.C. Smothers and cousins 1901-02
Kydie Rose Pollard, 1886
Elizabeth Clark McGrew
Public School, Smithville, TX early 1900s
High School, Tulia, TX early 1900s
Gussie Merle Vick Ozment and Eula Mae Varner
Beulah Gillespie Vick Ozment and Gracy
Muriel Estelle Weaver Lee
Jim and Molly Steel Family 1920
Steele Children 1922
Joseph Lafayette Steele
Howell Family, Shafter, Texas 1930s
Main Street, Shafter, Texas 1930s
Lucille Rodocker, Waco, Texas 1932
Noah and Sybil McQueen
Joe B. McQueen and another man
Henry Franklin Whitaker
Evans Elray Whitaker
Robert Emmitt Tackett
Tackitt Family 1952
Mary Irene Tackitt and Robert Emmitt Tackett
Jasper Hardie Hall and his buddies
Catherine Whitmore
Hollis Peery & Eddith Brown 1901
Blessing, Texas Train Station 1900s
High School, Alice, Texas early 1900s
Brownwood, TX High School 1909

Friday, December 14, 2007

94-Year-Old Brenham Funeral Home Gets Historic Marker

From KHOU TV Houston --

The Hogan Funeral Home, a Brenham landmark for the last 94 years, became part of Texas history. . .The marker, awarded by the Texas Historical Commission, tells part of the story of how Brenham’s first African American owned funeral home opened its doors to Buffalo Soldiers and other blacks. . .

The Hogans are a family with generations of service, passed from founder C.H. Hogan to his son Booker T, who died in 1986. Since then, Booker T’s 92-year-old widow and other family members have kept the tradition alive, earning them the first and only state recognition of the contributions of African American’s in Brenham.

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El Paso Herald Post and San Antonio Daily Express - on line

Texas Genealogy research is getting a little easier. Two more Texas newspapers are now online at ancestry.com - The El Paso Herald Post and the San Antonio Express. Created from microfilm, the newspapers are searchable or you can browse through each issue page-by-page

El Paso Herald Post, 1931-1977

San Antonio Daily Express, 1874-1899

Other Texas Newspapers online

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Texas Train Wrecks, Fires and other disasters

Texas Train Wrecks, Fires, and other disasters - just added at http://www.gendisasters.com/

Bridgeport, TX Two Air Force Plane Collide, Mar 1958
Grapevine, TX Jet Crash Claims 130 Lives, Aug 1985
Emery, TX Tornado, May 1907
Denison, TX Train Wreck, Nov 1891
Matagorda Bay, TX Flyers Plunge To Death In Bay, Nov 1928
Houston, TX Trolley Wire Accident, Oct 1891
Greenville, TX Saloon and Barn Fires, Nov 1891
Lone Oak, TX Cotton Gin Fire, Nov 1891
Palestine, TX Cotton Bale Fire, Nov 1891
Baird, TX Road Work Accident, Nov 1891
Bastrop, TX Store Fire, Nov 1891
Lovelady, TX Playing With Matches Accident, Nov 1891
Gilmer, TX Sawmill Fire, Nov 1891
Shoals, TX House Fire, Oct 1891
Texarkana, TX Boarding House Fire, Dec 1908
Brownsville, TX Train Engine Explosion, Dec 1908
Vernon, TX Fire, Dec 1908
De Kalb, TX Rick Nelson Dies In Airplane Crash, Dec 1985
Langtry, TX Quarry Explosion, Feb 1925
Electra, TX Wichita River Drowning, May 1930
Temple, TX Little Elm Creek Drowning, May 1930
Houston, TX White Oak Bayou Drowning, May 1930
Pittsburg, TX Tornado, May 1930
Port Arthur, TX Automobile Accidents, May 1930
San Antonio, TX Falls Four Stories from Telephone Bldg, May 1930
Carthage, TX Train Accident, May 1930
Galveston, TX Hurricane, Sept 1900
Rice, TX Tornado, Apr 1908
Houston, TX Gulf Hotel Destroyed By Fire, Sep 1943
Fort Worth, TX Flood, Apr 1908

More Texas Disasters online