Former Sheriffs of Denton County

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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; ... continued below

Physical Description

1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.5 x 4.5 in. mounted to 10 x 7 in.

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. 1905.

Context

This photograph is part of the collection entitled: From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History and was provided by Denton Public Library to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 457 times , with 7 in the last month . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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  • Shaw Studio, Denton, Texas.

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Denton Public Library

The Denton Public Library partnered with UNT Libraries on a grant From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History, which was completed in 2007. Materials include local history photographs, maps, city directories, and some books. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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Description

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.

Physical Description

1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.5 x 4.5 in. mounted to 10 x 7 in.

Notes

The photograph was cut down to an oval before being mounted.

Stamped into the front of the mat:

Shaw
Denton - Texas

Mounted to the back of the mat is a piece of paper that says:
Stationary from the Williams Store glued onto back of mat:

The Williams Store
Court Square East
Denton, TX

In type:
This picture was made in 1905, and was at that time all
of the ex-sheriffs of Denton County, excepting W S (Bill)
Fry, who was not in town at the time.
Top Row, left to right, Sam Hawkins and W E (Lish) Durbin.
Bottom Row, C A (Alex) Williams, C C (Lum) Daugherty, W F (Dad) Egan
and Capt. R H Hopkins.

Written on this paper in pen is:

Given to Will Williams by Addie Rector Orr-Harp
Sept 20 - 1928

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From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History

These materials include historic photographs, books, maps, city directories, and records from numerous Denton women's clubs. Funding for this project was provided by the Forrest C. Lattner Foundation.

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  • 1905

Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • April 21, 2006, 4:43 a.m.

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  • July 9, 2014, 3:02 p.m.

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Former Sheriffs of Denton County, photograph, 1905; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth12296/: accessed December 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Denton Public Library.