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William C. Wright v. The United States and the Comanche and Kiowa Indians

Description: Record and transcription of William C. Wright v. the United States and the Comanche and Kiowa tribes of Indians in the United States Court of Claims. The claimant argued that the Comanche and Kiowa Indians stole property from him around 1868.
Date: c. 1891-07-01
Creator: United States. Court of Claims.
Item Type: Book
Partner: Denton Public Library

Interior of Unidentified Grocery Store

Description: Interior of unidentified grocery store with five unidentified men standing in the back. There are glass counters on either side of the store with items above, below, and inside the glass. Shelving is also visible on the left side of the store, running the length of the wall and stacked full of goods.
Date: June 24, 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Cooper Creek School

Description: School picture from Cooper Creek School for the 1893-1894 school year. The teacher is identified as Leona Gray.
Date: 1893
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

James Slater Baker

Description: Children of the Baker and Lugenbyhl families picking cotton in the Hawkeye School district, north of Krum. They are identified as: Dee Baker, Key Baker, Bert Lugenbyhl, Philo Lugenbyhl, Joe Baker, Oliver Lugenbyhl, Lawrence Baker, Epp Baker, and Fred Lugenbyhl. At a later date the Lugenbyhl family changed the spelling of their name to Luginbyhl.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Public Schools

Description: Denton Public Schools report of Annie Parks during the session of 1899-1900. The report card contains a list of school board members, Annie's grades during both terms, and Annie's guardian's signature.
Date: c. 1899
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Low Fourth Grade Class at the Denton City School

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's low fourth grade. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the right in a print dress and Superintendent Professor Snow is in the rear in a suit and bow tie. The children are unidentified.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Minnis, Madden & Co.

Description: Interior view of the Minnis,Madden & Co. Drug Store. Glass counters line all three visible sides of the store. Behind the counters are shelves which are filled with goods. Eight men are visible in the photograph, but only five are identified. From left: J. A. Madden (behind show case), unknown male, Dr. J. M. Inge, unknown male, unknown male, Fred Hutchinson, Mr. Shehay (first name unknown, listed as the "drug drummer"), J. A. Minnis. J. A. Minnis is behind the counter on the right. -Photograph was given to the Emily Fowler Library by Mrs. Fred (Bess) Minnis McFadden. The identifying information on this photograph says: Minnis and Curtis Drug Store, 1888; the information was written by Bess Minnis McFadden, daughter of J. A. Minnis, however, we think it is more likely that the photograph should be identified as Minnis, Madden & Co. and the time period should be around 1892-1894. This is based on the fact that the people listed on the back are Minnis & Madden and Curtis is not listed. Advertisements for Minnis, Madden & Co., are listed in the 1892 Denton County News and the 1894 business directory of Denton County. The History of Denton, Texas by C. A. Bridges, also lists the business and mentions it location as being on the south side of the square.
Date: 1892-1894?
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Seven

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's seventh grade. Superintendent Professor Limbaugh is on the far left. The children and the teacher are all unidentified.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Public School Third Grade Class

Description: 1895-96 Denton Public School third grade class photo. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the far right. There are 52 students who are all unidentified.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

A. H. Gee's Home in Pilot Point

Description: Unidentified girls in school uniforms are playing basketball in the foreground while a group of unidentified adults look on from behind. In the background, center-frame, A. H. Gee's house rises up. On the right side of the frame a windmill is visible above the treeline in the background. Note on the front of the photograph, "Lumber was hauled from Jefferson, Texas." On the back of the photographs is written, "Earl Selz, 1899."
Date: 1899
Creator: Bennett, Doug
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Low Fourth Grade Class at the Denton City School

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's low fourth grade. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the right in a print dress and Superintendent Professor Snow is in the rear in a suit and bow tie. The children are unidentified.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Seven

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's seventh grade. Superintendent Professor Limbaugh is on the far left. The children and the teacher are all unidentified.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton City School Grade Three

Description: Class picture of Denton City School's third grade. The teacher, Leona Gray, is to the far right. Standing in the back in a suit and bow tie is superintendent Professor Limbaugh. The children are all unidentified.
Date: 1894
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Four Generations in One Portrait

Description: Four generations of in one portrait. Identified (from back to front) are Mary Camp Gober, Julia Ann Gober Wright, Effie Wright Williams, and Myrtle Branche Williams.
Date: July 1899
Creator: Williams Art Company
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Low Fourth Grade Class at the Denton City School

Description: Class picture of the Denton City School's low fourth grade. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the right in a print dress and Superintendent Professor Snow is in the rear in a suit and bow tie. The children are unidentified.
Date: 1897
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

James Williams's Funeral Notice

Description: This funeral notice includes information regarding James Williams's death and funeral services on June 8, 1897.
Date: June 8, 1897
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Dramatic Club

Description: Photo of the Denton Dramatic Club including: John Waldron (director), (top row, left-to-right) John Douglas, Myrtle Wright, Gene Richardson, (middle row) Otis Graham, Lee Williams, Inge McCormick, (bottom row) Will Head, Effie Wright, Henry Neely.
Date: 1894
Creator: Williams
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Public School Third Grade Class

Description: 1895-96 Denton Public School third grade class photo. The teacher, Leona Gray, is on the far right. There are 52 students who are all unidentified.
Date: 1895
Item Type: Photograph
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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Denton Dramatic Club

Description: Photo of the Denton Dramatic Club including: John Waldron (director), (top row, left-to-right) John Douglas, Myrtle Wright, Gene Richardson, Otis Graham, (middle row, left-to-right) Lee Williams, Inge McCormick, (bottom row, left-to-right) Will Head, Effie Wright, Henry Neely.
Date: 1894
Creator: Williams
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library