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 County: Tarrant County, TX
 Collection: Rescuing Texas History, 2010
[Lone Star School]

[Lone Star School]

Date: 1894
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of two groups of people inside a rural school building. One group of people are facing forward and the other group are facing backward. There are four windows visible in the photograph. A hurricane lamp is visible towards the left middle of the frame. Women and girls are wearing dresses and hats. Men and boys are wearing coats and bow ties. A decoration at the top left hanging from the ceiling appears to say "Welcome."
Contributing Partner: Haslet Public Library
[Ahavath Sholom Minutes]

[Ahavath Sholom Minutes]

Date: October 6, 1895
Creator: Levenson, Ben
Description: Handwritten list of the thirty one members of the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in 1895 in Fort Worth, Texas. The front of the document lists the members of the congregation, and the back of the document lists the officers. When the list was created, Ahavath Sholom was the only synagogue in Fort Worth.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Yiddish Minutes]

[Yiddish Minutes]

Date: October 6, 1895
Creator: Levenson, Ben
Description: Handwritten minutes for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. The minutes are written in Yiddish, the native tongue of the members. The minutes discuss a legal dispute with a "chazzan," or a prayer leader who sued the congregation. The English translation of the document is as follows: "R. Meeting Congregation Ahavath Sholom Fort Worth, Tex. October 6th 1895. The meeting was called to order at 4 P.M. by B[en] Levenson, President. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The committee regarding the auditing of the treasurer’s books of Brother Jacobs’ brought in a report that everything was in order and correct. The committee was discharged. The bylaws were read at the meeting and it was moved and seconded that they should be adopted and henceforth the full power of the by-laws are in force. The bylaws committee was discharged with thanks. Brother Jacobs and B[rother] President were appointed to settle with the lawyer about the chazzan, and they have the full power to settle. Mr. Salsberg was accepted as a member in Ahavath Sholom. A bill was brought in for esrog and lulav for $2.50 and was accepted. And a voucher was allowed to ...
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Yiddish Minutes]

[Yiddish Minutes]

Date: January 12, 1896
Creator: Levenson, Ben
Description: Handwritten minutes for the Ahavath Sholom Congregation in Fort Worth, Texas. The minutes are written in Yiddish, the native tongue of the members. The document discusses the Sabbath morning services for the congregation. The English translation of the document is as follows: "R Meeting Congregation Ahavath Sholom Fort Worth, Tex. Jan. 12th 96 The meeting was called to order at 3:30 P.M. by B. Levenson, President. The minutes of the last regular meeting were read and approved. The Committee to pay Armstrong’s note reported that the treasurer had paid Armstrong $25 and received a receipt for them. They received an extension for the balance with 10 per cent interest for 4 months. The committee was discharged. Brother S[am] Kalish had sent in a resignation letter, withdrawing from membership at Congregation Ahavath Sholom. It was ordered to strike his membership according to his wish. Brother Solshauzen read his resignation as secretary of the Congregation, which was accepted. L[ouis] Shanblum was appointed temporary secretary until the new secretary would be elected. The secretary was instructed to write postcards regarding the general meeting for the 4th Sunday in the month to inform all members that the election of a new secretary would take ...
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Haslet street and businesses]

[Haslet street and businesses]

Date: 1900?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a street lined by six visible buildings. An automobile is visible on the left hand side of the photograph behind a rail road crossing sign. A second automobile is visible towards the middle of the photograph, to the left of a power line. The third building in from the right hand side of the photograph has a sign that includes this name: "Baltzelle Groceries".
Contributing Partner: Haslet Public Library
[Mobberly and Dobbs]

[Mobberly and Dobbs]

Date: 1900~
Creator: Electric Post Card Studio
Description: Photographic postcard of H. Mobberly and W. C. Dobbs standing in front of a painted railroad car backdrop. Mr. Mobberly is standing on the left, and Mr. Dobbs is standing on the right.
Contributing Partner: Longview Public Library
[Zionist Convention]

[Zionist Convention]

Date: 1908
Creator: Roesslor & Fineau Photography Studio
Description: Photograph of the Texas Zionist Association Convention at the Shearith Israel Congregation in Dallas, Texas. There are men and women in suits and dresses seated outside the synagogue. There is a Star of David above the doorway of the synagogue with a Hebrew word that translates to "Zion" as well as American and Zionist flags hanging from the building. From left to right, the known members seated in the front row are: Moses Shanblum (fourth from left), Joe Jacobs (fifth from the right), William Goldstein, Israel N. Mehl (with his two children).
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
[Lone Star School]

[Lone Star School]

Date: 1910?
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a rural class and teacher. Class stands in front of school building. Two doors are visible on building. Girls are wearing hair bows and dresses. Teacher and most of the boys are wearing coats and ties. One boy is wearing overalls and one boy is wearing a buttoned, collared shirt with neck tie. Class names are identified as best as possible by Jack Britain. Top row, from left to right: Lennie Underwood, Mona B. Britain, Virgie Morgan, Rosana Francisco, Gene Allen (Teacher), Gracie Morgan, Bertha Francisco, Margaret Francisco, Evie Mosaly. Second row (girls from left): Ola Clower, Emma Clower, Fern Francisco, Mattie Combs, Bernice Combs, Norma (Noma) Bremman. Second row (boys to right): Johnny Mosaly, Walter Combs, Claude Francisco, Walter Francisco, Charlie Green, Bill Mosaly. Bottom row: Eunice Britain, unidentified first name Francisco, Tinny Frisbie, Earl Combs, Jack Britain, Herschel Green, Roy Haley, Henry Haley.
Contributing Partner: Haslet Public Library
[Blue Mound School]

[Blue Mound School]

Date: [1909-1910]
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a teacher standing in front of a rural school door. The class of 20 students stands in front of her. A school window is visible on the right hand side of the photograph. Building was located on Hicks Road, west of Highway 156. Student and teacher names are as follows. Teacher: Miss Cantrell. Students: Cloie Hudnall, Marion Thompson, Pearl Hudnall, Ethel Laird, May Hair, Viola Laird, Lucile Laird, Loy Hudnall, Lee Watts, Howard Thompson, Frank Laird, Evie Thompson, Buster McDaniel, Ermie Laird, Nora McDaniel, Louie Thompson, Ruby McDaniel, Carl McDaniel, Floral Hair, Nona Hair.
Contributing Partner: Haslet Public Library
[Freeman-Fram Marriage Certificate]

[Freeman-Fram Marriage Certificate]

Date: 1913
Creator: unknown
Description: Printed marriage certificate (called a "Ketubah" in Hebrew) for Nathan Freeman of Waco, Texas, and Etta Rebecca Fram of Dallas, Texas. The couple were married on January 19, 1913, by Rev. Abraham Fram, Etta's father and the cantor at Dallas' Sheareth Israel Congregation. The Hebrew quotation at the top of the document translates as: "The voice of joy; the voice of happiness; the voice of the groom and the voice of the bride." There is an illustration of a marriage ceremony at the top of the certificate in blue ink.
Contributing Partner: Fort Worth Jewish Archives
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