[Photo Album of Earnest Ruben McElreath]

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Photo album compiled by Earnest Ruben McElreath. According to a handwritten note in the front of the album, it "presents pictures of friends, family, ex-sweeties, kinsman, pals, scenery, sports, football players, buddies, chums, and himself." Each page contains pictures as well as handwritten notes. This is a photo album belonging to Earnest Ruben McElreath. He was born Dec. 15, 1905 in Munday, Knox County, Texas and died Sept. 15, 1988 in Bexar County, Texas. He served as a major in the U. S. Army during World War II. On the front (1) page of the album it states: “Presents pictures ... continued below

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[50] p. : ill. ; 18 x 28 cm.

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McElreath, Earnest Ruben [1926-01-01..1926-10-14].

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Photo album compiled by Earnest Ruben McElreath. According to a handwritten note in the front of the album, it "presents pictures of friends, family, ex-sweeties, kinsman, pals, scenery, sports, football players, buddies, chums, and himself." Each page contains pictures as well as handwritten notes. This is a photo album belonging to Earnest Ruben McElreath. He was born Dec. 15, 1905 in Munday, Knox County, Texas and died Sept. 15, 1988 in Bexar County, Texas. He served as a major in the U. S. Army during World War II. On the front (1) page of the album it states: “Presents pictures of friends, family, ex-sweeties, kinsman, pals, scenery, sports, football players, buddies, chums, and himself. Pictures taken before Sept. 1, 1925. Book started Jan. 1, 1926-completed Oct. 14, 1926.” Page 2: Mary and her dog Doodles, and a photo of Earnest Ruben McElreath. Page 3: Photos of Clorine Mc-, Mary, Connie of Dallas. Page 4: Photos of Mary H. & Mary, Beckie & Mary. Page 5: Photos of Dovie and Mary. Page 6: Photos of Constance, Mary, and Beckie. Page 7: Photos of Dovie & Stewart, Mary, Perry Lee. Page 8: Photos of Hazel “Bob” Fields, Mary, Myrtice Jones. Page 9: Photos of Rebbeca “Beckie” Harlan. Page 10: Photos of Dovie and Mary. Page 11: Photos of Earnest Ruben M cElreath on the beach at Galveston, Texas. Page 12: Photos of Aunt Constance, Connie, and Mrs. New. Page 13: Photos of Mary and Harold in Dallas on June 25, 1925. Page 14: Photos of Morgan, Steele, Huntley, Neal, Kelly, Doss, Bell, Henry, Smith, & Frazier at Rule, Texas; Martha Simmons, Lizz, Kathelen, and Minnie. Page 15: Photos of a friend and Earnest Ruben McElreath. Page 16: Photos of Jonnie, Pete & Joe; Connie, Harold, and Earnest Ruben McElreath. Photos taken in Dallas, June 25, 1925. Page 16: Photos of Mary, Perry Lee, Nina, Earnest Ruben McElreath, Connie, Doodles, and Elizabeth. Page 17: Photos of three generations: H. V. McElreath, E. R. McElreath, and E. C. Watson. Page 18: Photos of Harold C. and Earnest Ruben McElreath near the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas. Page 19: Photos of Laureta, Cloriene, and the Hotel Galvez. Page 20: Photos of Harold at Galveston. Page 21: Photos taken in Mineral Wells and Hempstead, Texas. Page 22: Photos of ships at Galveston. Page 23: Photos of C. C., Cloriene, H. V., Laureta, Harold, and Mrs. C. C. McElreath. Page 24: Photos of Lee Farris and H. V. McElreath in New Mexico. Page 25: Photos from New Mexico. Page 26: Photos of Native Americans “Indians” in Oklahoma, including an Indian School and Indian hut. Page 26: Photos of family. Page 27: Photos of Aunt & Uncle Edd True; Aunt & Uncle Jess True; and Aunt Clemis Meek. Page 28: This page has a football drawn with S.H.S. 1925 on it and “Players”. S.H.S. stands for Stamford High School. Page 29: Photos of John “Dock” Alverson – Manager, and T. R. Tinsley – Coach. Page 30: Photo of Vernard “Pete” Owens – Captain, Earnerst “Mack” McElreath – Quarterback. Page 31: Photos of William “Bill” Bettis and Clifton Bruce. Page 32: Photos of Eugene Overton and Elgie Ellis. Page 33: Photos of Harry Lee and Buster Hay. Page 34: Photos of James Brady and Joe Payne, Jr. Page 35: Photos of Brandon Payne and Atkins “Ikey” Gay. Page 36: Photos of Charlie Tunnel and Arthur McQuary. Page 37: Photos of Carl Stubbs and Paul “Ottie” Duncan. Page 38: Photo of George “Sugar” Rollins. Page 39: Photos of Jaty, Joe, and Dunk. Page 40: Photos of Stubbs, B. Payne, Gay, Lee, Hoy, Rollins, Bettis, Hoy, C. Owens, Bruce, and McElreath. Page 41: Photos of McElreath, Bettis, Bruce, Capt. Owens, Hoy, Rollins, Gay, and B. Payne. Page 42: Stamford High School Line Up 1925 that beat Anson 20-0. Photos of Gay Rodgers, Ellis, Brady, Overton Ashburn, Hoy, McElreath, Bettis, Bruce, Owens, Lee, Tunnel, Duncan, J. Payne, M. Payne, McQuary, Stubbs, McElreath, Bettis, Bruce, and Owens. Page 43: Photos of the S. H. S. blankets and squad. Page 44: Photos of Manager Alverson, and Capt. Owens. Page 45: Photo of a frame home and windmill.

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[50] p. : ill. ; 18 x 28 cm.

Notes

Earnest Ruben McElreath was born December 15, 1905 in Munday, Knox Co., Texas and died September 15, 1988 in Bexar Co., Texas. He served as a major in the U. S. Army during World War II.

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Rescuing Texas History, 2014

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T. B. Willis Photograph Collection

Materials from the private collection of T. B. Willis, including historical photographs, albums, documents, and items from the Willis family and extended relatives who settled in Waco in the 19th century.

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  • [1926-01-01..1926-10-14]

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  • 1925 - 1926

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  • Jan. 23, 2015, 7:26 p.m.

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  • Jan. 29, 2015, 11:35 p.m.

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McElreath, Earnest Ruben. [Photo Album of Earnest Ruben McElreath], photograph, [1926-01-01..1926-10-14]; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth573532/: accessed September 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Private Collection of T. B. Willis.