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 Decade: 1930-1939
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2006
[John Henry Handorf]

[John Henry Handorf]

Date: 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: A native of Anderson County, John Henry Handorf was born on September 9, 1887, a son of John and Melissa (Milton) Handorf. He was educated in the public schools of Anderson County and after leaving school he came to Palestine and married Miss Dora Martin, the daughter of Walter and Alice Martin, on April 13, 1913. Over the next several years he worked at several companies, including a year for the I&GN Railroad, and then he went to work as foreman for the Palestine Water Works. He climbed their ranks and in 1917 was made superintendent of the plant, a position he held until 1933, when he was elected a member of the board of commissioners for the City of Palestine. After the death of Mayor Steven E. Reed in November 1934, Mr. Handorf stepped in and served out his term. He was re-elected as Mayor without opposition and served until 1939. He died on July 14, 1939 and is buried in the New Addition Annex section of the Palestine City Cemetery.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[R. H. McLeod]

[R. H. McLeod]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: R. H. McLeod served as Mayor of Palestine from 1937 until 1947.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Stephen E. Reed]

[Stephen E. Reed]

Date: 1934
Creator: unknown
Description: Stephen E. Reed served as Mayor of Palestine from 1931 until his death in November 1934 and is buried in the East Hill section of the Palestine City Cemetery. Palestine's first airport, a 265 acre site located seven miles west of Palestine, was named for him. He was married to Mabel Gooch Reed, a daughter of John Young Gooch, in March 1900. The Reeds lived at 501 S. Magnolia for many years.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Jane Pells Trotter]

[Jane Pells Trotter]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Jane Pells Trotter. This photo was included in the Pells-Trotter collection of photos and memorabilia which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Unidentified Woman]

[Unidentified Woman]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of an unidentified woman, which was included in the Pells-Trotter collection of photos and memorabilia which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Edie Trotter]

[Edie Trotter]

Date: 1930~
Creator: unknown
Description: Photo of Edie Trotter, the wife of Ira Trotter. This photo was included in the Pells-Trotter collection of photos and memorabilia which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Meredith Howell]

[Meredith Howell]

Date: 1936 - 1937
Creator: Havens
Description: (Back of Photo) Meredith Howell at high school age. Escondido, California. Brought him to University of Texas where he got a Football Scholarship 1936-37. Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Unidentified Bldg in Henderson TX.]

[Unidentified Bldg in Henderson TX.]

Date: 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: (back of photo) Where I resided while serving the mission in Henderson, TX. Summer of 1935 - Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Anthony J. Fraimo and Jack Cates Ferguson in Car]

[Anthony J. Fraimo and Jack Cates Ferguson in Car]

Date: 1930 - 1932
Creator: unknown
Description: (back of photo) Anthony J. Fraimo - 830 Tintoraline - The Bronx, NYC - Law Office at 614 St. Anns Ave - The Bronx, NYC and Midshipman Jack Cates Ferguson - U.S. Navy - Son of Ben Ferguson's brother Reagan Ferguson in Washington, D.C. 1930-32. The photo captions says: "Tony, Jack, My Ford." Photo is from the William Blackshear collection, which was donated to the Palestine Public Library.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
[Henderson, Texas - Summer 1935]

[Henderson, Texas - Summer 1935]

Date: 1935
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a building under construction, Henderson, TX, 1935.
Contributing Partner: Palestine Public Library
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