From Plowshares to Diplomas: Digitizing Early Denton History - 68 Matching Results

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Ed Reed and Edgar Clark with Unidentified Man

Description: Portrait of Ed Reed (on right), Belle Starr's son, and Edgar Clark of Denton, Texas, with an unidentified man on the left. They are standing by a wooden contraption and in front of a painted backdrop. Both men are wearing similar rings on their left ring fingers. According to the 1900 U.S. Census, Edgar Clark was born in May of 1870 and living with his widowed mother and siblings at the Clark home located at the corner of Center (which is now Carroll Blvd) and Mulberry streets in Denton, Texas. His occupation was listed as "bartender." James "Ed" Edwin Reed was born in California on February 22, 1871 to Myra Maybell Reed, who later became known as Belle Starr. He was shot and killed in Claremore, Indian Territory [Oklahoma], on December 14, 1896 while attempting to arrest two men - J. N. Clark and Joe Gibbs - charged with peddling whiskey. He was previously a deputy U.S. Marshall and was known for the killing of two outlaw brothers in Wagoner, Oklahoma: Zeke and Dick Crittendon. Ed Reed's notorious past included horse theft and stolen property in Fort Smith, Arkansas (c1889), and along with his brother, Russell, the murder of James Rich in Echo, Texas (1893). Reed later turned state's evidence in another case, was released and made into a deputy marshal [-Cherokee Advocate, Dec.19, 1896].
Date: 1890?
Creator: W. H. Catterlin Co.
Partner: Denton Public Library

Normal College

Description: Group of school children from the Normal College. Those identified on the back of the mount: Louise Medlin Gibson, Henry Medlin, Alice Lively, Nora Atchison, Annie Kessell, Elle McMurray, Mary Alexander, Professor Crumley, Albert Keith, Lula Blewett, Georgia Carruth, Nora Carpenter, Sula Abney, Robbie Davis, Nora Jones, George Rayzor, Lee Arnold, Walter Piner, Frank Boner, Charlie Medlen, Sam Keith.
Date: 1890~
Partner: Denton Public Library

Gober Family

Description: Family photo of the Gober family in front of a frame house. Pictured from left-to-right are: Mattie Gober Curry, Julia Gober Wright, Arcania Gober Wright, Mary Camp Gober, John W. Gober, William Gober, Gus Gober, J. S. J. Gober, Otis E. Gober. Two framed signs on the outside of the house say, "Home Sweet Home" and "Trust in God." A note written on the back of the photos says" Aunt Kanie married Bob Wright; Mattie married Wesley Curry; Otis married Elvira McCracken; J.S.J. married Ida McCracken; Gus married (no name); Marmaduke was brother of W. C. Wright. The name Effie is handwritten at the top, so we assume that the photo belonged to Effie Wright.
Date: 1891
Creator: Chism Bros.
Partner: Denton Public Library

1891. Announcement of Closing Exercises of Texas Normal College

Description: Announcement and invitation to the closing exercises and commencement at Texas Normal College in Denton, Texas in 1891. The closing exercises include a musicale by students of the Department of Music on June 17, exercises by the Scientific Class on June 18, and annual commencement and presentation of diplomas on June 19.
Date: 1891-06-10~
Creator: Texas Normal College
Partner: Denton Public Library

Exchange National Bank Pay to Sheriff Callahan

Description: Check from Exchange National Bank to Sheriff Callahan for 4.50 dollars on September 27, 1892. A note below the amount says, "to cover cost in work case." The check is signed by "Jagoe & Ponder." In 1892, W. A. Ponder was Vice President of the Exchange National Bank. There are two signatures on the back of the check for J. M. Jones and Sheriff Callahan.
Date: September 27, 1891
Creator: Exchange National Bank
Partner: Denton Public Library

Exchange National Bank Pay to Denton Mill

Description: Check from Exchange National Bank to Denton Mill & Co. for 8.34 dollars on October 22, 1891. The note above the amount says, "for J. W. Jagoe wheat account." The check is signed by Jagoe & Ponder. In 1892, W. A. Ponder was Vice President of the Exchange National Bank.
Date: October 22, 1891
Partner: Denton Public Library

Lou Hann and Her Art Class

Description: Portait of Lou Hann and her art class, five individuals standing behind four sitting. They are identified as (top row, left-to-right) Lula Blewett, Zilpha Eads, Effie Wright, Myrtle Bacon, Clara Hann, (bottom row, left-to-right) Myrtle Wright, Lou Hann, and Georgia Carruth.
Date: 1892
Partner: Denton Public Library

Group of Five Girls, One with a Guitar

Description: Group of five girls in dresses posing for the camera, one girl has a guitar. The girl sitting is identified as Mollie Street, the other girls are not distinguished but named, Jennie B., Duck G., Mattie H., and Daisy C. The four girls closest to the camera are facing the right while the girl in the far back is facing the camera.
Date: [1893, 1894]
Creator: Jones Photographic Studios of American.
Partner: Denton Public Library