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  Partner: Denton Public Library
 Decade: 1900-1909
Burial of John B. Denton
Burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pall bearers were John W. Gober, E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, J. H. Hawkins, W. C. Wright. Rev. J. T. Denton, one of John B. Denton's sons, was in charge of the services. Son John B. Denton, Jr. and grandson Wiliam Baker were also present. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16133/
John W. Gober
John Wesley Gober standing center-frame in front of a brick house. He is wearing a dark suit with vest and matching hat. There is a brick cellar to the right and trees are visible in the background. Information found on the back of the photograph: "John W. Gober was born in Marietta, Ga., March 14, 1826. Married Miss Mary Ann Comp, November 20, 1846. Moved to Fannin County, Texas 1851 - moved to Denton County 1853. Settled on Clear Creek near Bolivar. He served 4 years in the Confederate Army. He died Feb. 23, 1905 and was buried with Masonic honors in IOOF Cemetery. Joined Co. H, Eighteenth Regiment, a partisan Rangers." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12347/
North Texas State University Old Normal Building Copy Negative
Exterior view of the North Texas State University Old Normal Building. The Old Normal Building was built in 1891 and razed by lightning in 1907. The negative is a copy negative of a print tacked to a wall and then photographed. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12318/
The Pine Knot Club
Group picture of the Pine Knot Club taken in front of Tom Young's Drug Store in Lewisville, Texas. Pictured are: Bill Smith, [first name unknown] Harwell, [first name unknown] Lord, John Fox, Warren Durbin, [first name unknown] Dorsey, Milt Claytor, [first name unknown] Payne, [first name unknown] McAnally, "Squire" Terry [last name unknown], John Shipp, Cush Williams, George Mayfield, Bill Crawford, [first name unknown] Clayborne, Captain Sam Lusk, Tom Young, "Grandpa" [first name unknown] Carlisle. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12609/
[Portrait of Lloyd O'dell]
Portrait of Lloyd O'dell as a baby, sitting in a wicker chair. A handwritten note on the back of the photo offers more details on him: "Son of Dr. and Mrs. O'dell. The latter was a sister of Mrs. Nichols, living, at past 90, on Carroll St., Denton, Texas. Lloyd O'dell died in Ark. some years ago and was buried in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Denton." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611735/
[Portrait of Lorene Prater]
Portrait of Lorene Prater as a baby, wearing a white lace dress and sitting in an ornate chair. A handwritten note on the back of the photo states that she is the daughter of Dudley Green Prater. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611617/
[Portrait of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil W. Shepherd]
Portrait of Virgil W. Shepherd, wearing a tuxedo and holding a bowler hat, and his wife, Maggie L. Shepherd, wearing a dress and a feathered hat. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611646/
[Plat Drawing]
Plat blueprint showing a river, ditches, and various orchards with boundary lines. Scale is 1:1200. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth90888/
John Dunn
John Dunn standing next to a cabin made out of wood in a field. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12413/
Ten Men
Group portrait of ten men in suits. Four men are identified as Sidney, T. Carroll (bottom row, middle), Monroe Davenport (bottom row, far right), Emory B. Peter (top row, 4th from left), Frank Erwin Piner (top row, fifth from left); the other six men are unidentified. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15490/
Burial of John B. Denton
Group of individuals on the Denton Square for the burial of John B. Denton on the lawn of the Denton County Courthouse. The pallbearers are E. B. Orr, L. Willis, J. M. Swisher, John W. Gober, J.H. Hawkins, and W. C. Wright. The Minnis and Curtis Drugstore can be seen in the southeast corner of the square. The Exchange National Bank can be seen in the background. This photo was given to the Library by Bess Minnis McFadden, according to a Denton Record Chronicle article from July 2, 1967. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12603/
[John B. Denton Funeral Notice]
Funeral notice for John B. Denton, who was killed by indians on May 22, 1841. The interment was held at the Denton Courthouse on November 21, 1901. This notice was given to the Denton Public Library by Mrs. R.M. Mitchell and was included in one of three scrapbooks that she made for the library. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth24892/
Confederate Veterans
Large group of unidentified men from "Sul-Ross Camp" number 129. The picture was taken in front of the Denton County Courthouse. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14779/
Confederate Veterans
Large group of unidentified men who were soldiers in the Confederate Army, from Sul Ross Camp, no. 129. The photo was taken with the Denton County Courthouse as the backdrop. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth15497/
Pilot Point Girls' Basketball Team
Pilot Point girls' basketball team. Those pictured are: Sadie Nance, Ethel Wilborne, Roberta Johnson, Bess Montgomery, Ella Elder, Hazel Nance, Mary Lane, Kate Cooper, Clara Scott, Maude Hendricks, Myrtle Pearce, Florence Parvin, Vera Gee, Lula Selz, Minnie Drake, and A. H. Gee holding a basketball on which is written, Pilot Point, 1902. The photo was taken in front of the Gee home. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12313/
[Portrait of Elbert Gentry]
Portrait of Elbert Gentry wearing a suit and tie and looking to the right. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611707/
[Portrait of Maggie Naomi Libscomb]
Portrait of Maggie Naomi Lipscomb as a baby (age 9 months, 13 days), sitting in a wooden chair wearing a white dress and holding a bell. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611703/
Commencement Exercises John B. Denton College
John B. Denton College hosted commencement exercises on June 12, 1902 at Wright's Opera House. This program contains a list of graduates and an order of services. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29626/
John Wesley Gober Riding a Mule
John Wesley Gober, age 77, riding a mule in the center of the image and facing to the left. The handwriting on the bottom looks like it says the photo was taken near Dumas, Moore County, about 1903. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12346/
[Photograph of North Ward School and Students]
Photograph of the North Ward School building in Denton, Texas, with a large group of students standing in front of it. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611729/
[Souvenir Program: Second District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, 1903]
Souvenir program for a convention of the Second District of the Texas Federation of Women's Clubs, including a list of the district's cities, list of events for each session, and a list of the clubs belonging to the district. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth643106/
Ariel Club
Early picture of the Ariel Club members taken in front of the home of Mrs. John C. Coit. Pictured are: Back row: Eulallie Wright, Mrs. Joe L. Long, Mrs. H. F. Schweer, Lee Williams, Mrs. Prove Mounts, Mrs. Will Wright, Mrs. Alex R. Hann, Myrtle Brooks, Mrs. H. G. Allen, Helen Smith, Sallie Thornely. Middle Row: Mrs. Sidney J. Carroll, Mrs. J. S. Kendall, Mrs. S. A. Gibson, Mrs. John C. Coit, Mrs. C. T. Ramsdell, Mrs. Pearl McCracken, Mrs. M. S. Stout. Front row: Mrs. W. C. Edwards, Mrs. C. F. Witherspoon, Miss Alice Mounts, Mrs. L. H. Schweer, Miss Nora M. Hulett, Mrs. Charles Saunders. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16130/
Interior View of Boylan Merchant Tailor Shop
Two unidentified men in the interior of the Boylan Merchant Tailor Shop. One of the two men has been possibly identified as J. Enfarlment. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12315/
Mildred Jackson
Portrait of Mildred Jackson taken on her twentieth birthday. She married Ira O'Dell in Ja. 1907, in Quanah. They came to Denton County in September, 1907, and to Denton in January, 1918. Her father was Carroll Jackson. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth16131/
[The Western Presbyter]
The Western Presbyter, a weekly publication from Cumberland Presbyterian, contains information about the state of the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39119/
[The Western Presbyter]
The Western Presbyter, a weekly publication from Cumberland Presbyterian, contains information about the state of the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39120/
[The Western Presbyter]
The Western Presbyter, a weekly publication from Cumberland Presbyterian, contains information about the state of the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39122/
[The Western Presbyter]
The Western Presbyter, a weekly publication from Cumberland Presbyterian, contains information about the state of the church. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth39121/
Former Sheriffs of Denton County
Group portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County who were still alive, or available for a portrait at that time, except Williams S. "W. S." (Bill) Fry, who was out of town. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkins and Warren Elisha "W. E." (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, William F."W F." Egan, and Captain Robert Henry "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins. Charles Alexander Williams was Sheriff from 1856-1858 & 1866-1868; Christopher Columbus (Lum) Daugherty from 1860-1862; William F. Egan from 1869-1878; Robert Henry Hopkins from 1878-1882; Sam Hawkins was Sheriff from 1894-1900; Warren Elisha Durbin from 1900-1904. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12296/
Former Sheriffs of Denton County
Group portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County at the time, except W. S. (Bill) Fry, who was not in town at the time. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkins and Warren Elisha "W. E." (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, Walter F. "W. F." Egan, and Captain "Robert Henry "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12297/
Former Sheriffs of Denton County
Groups portrait of all of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County at the time, except W. S. (Bill) Fry, who was not in town at the time. Standing in the top row, from left to right: Sam Hawkings and W. E. (Lish) Durbin. Sitting in the bottom row, from left to right: Charles Alexander "C. A." (Alex) Williams, Christopher Columbus "C. C." (Lum) Daugherty, Walter F. "W. F." Egan, and Captain Robert Harris "R. H." (Bob) Hopkins. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12295/
[Portrait of Josie V. Fisher Bell]
Portrait of a woman with short dark hair wearing a lace dress. A handwritten note on the back of the photo offers more details about the woman: "The first Mrs. W. L. Foreman. W. L. Foreman and his three wives are buried in the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Denton. Mr. Foreman at one time (before 1900) worked in the Garrison and Kimmins Drug Store." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611677/
[Portrait of Mildred Palmer]
Portrait of Mildred Palmer as a young girl, wearing a white dress and standing in front of a mirror with her hair in ringlets. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611619/
[Portrait of Miss S. Justina Smith as "Miss Kite"]
Portrait of Miss S. Justina Smith dressed as "Miss Kite," the painted lady, in "The Passing of the Third Floor Back" by Jerome K, which was performed at the College of Industrial Arts, where Smith was the Director of Music and Expression in 1905. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611694/
[Portrait of Miss S. Justina Smith as "Miss Kite"]
Portrait of Miss S. Justina Smith dressed as "Miss Kite," the painted lady, in 'The Passing of the Third Floor Back" by Jerome K, which was performed at the College of Industrial Arts, where Smith was the Director of Music and Expression in 1905. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611612/
[Portrait of Miss S. Justina Smith as Rosalind in "The Forest of Arden"]
Portrait of Miss S. Justina Smith dressed as Rosalind in "The Forest of Arden," reading a piece of paper held in her hands. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611610/
[Portrait of Nancy Jo Minnis]
Portrait of Nancy Jo "Nannie Joe" Minnis as a young girl, wearing a white ruffled dress and sitting in a wicker chair. She was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Minnis, and died of pneumonia at the age of 15 in 1912. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611654/
George V. Huffmon
Portrait of George V. Huffmon in a military uniform. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12396/
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wright
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Wright standing beside a porch next to a brick house. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12537/
[Postcard of First Christian Church Tyler, Texas]
Postcard of First Christian Church in Tyler, Texas and its pastor, J. J. Lockhart, addressed to Eld. M. A. Smith. A handwritten message on the front of the postcard says: "This man performed the marriage ceremony for Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Smith." texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611687/
W. C. Wright Died Last Wednesday
Newspaper article contains a summary of the life and death of W. C. Wright, an early settler in Denton, Texas. W. C. Wright died at the age of 70 after having lived under three flags, having served in the Texas Cavalry during the Civil War, and having served in a local militia. Wright became a wealthy farmer and trader and built and operated the Wright's Opera House. He was survived by his wife and seven children including Mrs. Effie Wright Williams. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth29637/
Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team
Team photo of the 1907 Denton High School girls' basketball team. Pictured are: Katie Bass, Bess Browder, Lula Evers, Mary Williams, Alice Mounts, Maude Bruce, Mary Bart, Ina Fritz, Alice Cowan, Emma Belle Lipscomb, Lola Parker, Anna Banks, Nell Bayless, Blanche Thomason. The newspaper caption read: Girls' Basketball Team. "These young ladies were members of Denton High School's second basketball team. All but two of them changed their names with marriage. Their married names and their residences were supplied by Mrs. Clarence A. Tripp of Denton, the former Lula Evers. Kneeling, left to right, are Emma Belle Lipscomb (Mrs. Owen Johnson of California), Lola Parker (Mrs. E. H. Walpole of Oklahoma City), Anna Banks (now Dr. Banks of New York City), Nell Bayless (Mrs. John Underwood of Dallas), Blanche Thomason (Mrs. David C. Wiley of Monahans). Standing left to right, Katie Bass (Mrs. Donald O'Neil of Dallas), Bess Browder (Mrs. Bess McCullar of Taos, N.M.), Lula Evers (Mrs. Tripp), Mary Williams (Mrs. J. B. Stevenson of Wellington), Coach Alice Mounts (Mrs. Clarence Cockerell of Dallas), Coach Maud Bruce (Mrs. Campbell Duggan of Opalika, Ala.), Mary Barb (Mrs. Joe Elliott of Forney), Ina Fritz, (Mrs. M. L. O'Banion of Houston) and Alice Cowan (Dr. Cowan of Canyon). texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12399/
Girls' Tip-Top Basketball Team
North Texas State Normal School's girls' Tip-Top basketball team. Pictured are: Hope McMinn, Esther Whittaker, Katherine Black, Sadie Roberts, Mary Belle Jones, Cassie Higgins, Beulah Davies, Justa Glass, Elizabeth Elliott, Volina Cohen, Dixie McDaniel, Marylee Matthews, Eula Moore. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth14784/
John Bunyan Denton
Photograph of an artist's sketch depicting the death of John B. Denton in the Indian fight at Village Creek on May 24, 1841. Captain Denton and Captain Henry Stout, also shown in the sketch, were leading an advanced scouting party when they were ambushed on Village Creek near modern Fort Worth. Denton was killed and Stout severely wounded. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12410/
Julia Ann Gober Wright
Julia Ann Gober Wright sitting outside in front of trimmed bushes. She is wearing a dark, full-length dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12542/
Julia Ann Gober Wright
Julian Ann Gober Wright sitting outside in front of trimmed bushes. She is wearing a dark, full-length dress. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12541/
[Portrait of Joe and Lucy Smith Mangrum]
Portrait of Joe Mangrum wearing a suit and tie, and Lucy Smith Mangrum wearing a white dress with a high collar. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth611627/
Unidentified Individuals on Vacation in Mineral Wells
Mattie Lee Lacy with two men and six women, all unidentified, posing for the camera while on vacation in Mineral Wells. Mattie Lee Lacy is in the white striped dress. Two tents are visible, one on the right side of the frame and one in the background to the left. Written on the back in pencil: 1907 Written on the back in blue ink: Vacation at Mineral Wells 1097 Printed on the back of the photo: 4 Important Gateways 4 The Texas T and P Pacific Railway "No Trouble to Answer Questions." Best Passenger Service in Texas. E. P. Turner, G. P. A., Dallas, Texas. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12330/
Denton High School Girl's Basketball Team
Team photo of the 1908 Denton High School girls' basketball team. The team photo is printed over an image of a basketball on a white background. Pictured are: Maude Bruce (coach), Nell Bayless, Lucille Blewett, Emma Bell Lipscomb, Susie Davidson, Lula Evers, Maude Zumwalt, Katie Bass, Blanch Thomason, Mary Williams. Mary Williams later married Woodson A. Harris after completing a teaching certificate at UNT (then Normal College). They had four children and lived the majority of their lives at 425 Fry Street. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12388/
Exterior of Henry Selz's House
Exterior of Henry Selz's house. Their "new" Buick automobile is parked in the foreground on the left and the house is set off by a white picket fence. Tall trees flank the house on either side. The year 1908 is written on the back of the photograph, along with the notes, "The Henry Senz Home, father of Earl, Leo & Pinter. Note the "new Buick." "Moody & Earl had many wonderful trips in it before their marriage." As an "aside", an article appeared in the Denton Record-Chronicle on May 8, 1912, entitled, "Denton Boys in Auto Smash-Up." Henry Selz, Jr., was driving the family automobile, along with his brother Piner Selz and their friend Horace Maynard, when it slid off the road and went into an embankment. The automobile was reported as going 25-35 miles-per-hour. Horace Maynard suffered internal injuries and a broken hip. The automobile also suffered the loss of both front fenders and a few dents. The car belonged to Mr. Henry Selz, Sr. texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12301/
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