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John B. Denton College

Description: Newspaper clipping contains information about students of John B. Denton College and the construction of the college building.
Date: September 26, 1901
Item Type: Clipping
Partner: Denton Public Library

[John B. Denton Funeral Notice]

Description: 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.
Date: November 21, 1901
Item Type: Text
Partner: Denton Public Library

John Bunyan Denton

Description: 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.
Date: 1907
Creator: Broome Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

John Dunn

Description: John Dunn standing next to a cabin made out of wood in a field.
Date: August 8, 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

John W. Gober

Description: 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."
Date: 1900?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

John Wesley Gober Riding a Mule

Description: 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.
Date: 1903?
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Julia Ann Gober Wright

Description: Julia Ann Gober Wright sitting outside in front of trimmed bushes. She is wearing a dark, full-length dress.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Julia Ann Gober Wright

Description: Julian Ann Gober Wright sitting outside in front of trimmed bushes. She is wearing a dark, full-length dress.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Mildred Jackson

Description: 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.
Date: 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Nettie Williams Edwards

Description: Full-length portrait of Nettie Williams Edwards in a long sleeved, high necked dress with lace on the bodice.
Date: 1900~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Order of Macabees

Description: Group of eighteen women in white dresses and caps from the Order of Macabees. Those identified are: Fannie Wiliams, Etta Woodsen, Edna Yerby Walker, Mollie Rich, Ada Bates Poling, Cora Mayer, Myrtle Joiner, Lizzie goode, Mollie Bushey, Gretna Cobb, Florence Elbert, Leona Bleweth, Fannie Blanks, Nellie Nipp, Annie Baker, Cora Bates, Eula Bates.
Date: 1909
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Othello Norvell Lister]

Description: Studio-style portrait of Othello Norvell Lister [Hill] as a child in Ennis, Texas. She stands next to a wire-back chair and wears a light ruffled dress with dark stockings and shoes. A bow is in her hair.
Date: c. 1904
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Other

[Photograph of Susie Whitlock Moten]

Description: Portrait of Susie Whitlock Moten seated on a wicker chair and wearing a white dress with lacy, three-quarter length sleeves and a pearl necklace.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Courthouse-on-the-Square Museum

Pilot Point Girls' Basketball Team

Description: 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.
Date: 1902
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

The Pine Knot Club

Description: 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.
Date: 1900
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Plat Drawing]

Description: Plat blueprint showing a river, ditches, and various orchards with boundary lines. Scale is 1:1200.
Date: June 8, 1900
Creator: Reed, W. M.
Item Type: Artwork
Partner: Denton Public Library

[Post Card from Bettie to Hallie Thurman]

Description: Post card containing letter from Bettie to Miss Hallie Thurman of Denton, Texas. The post card was processed in Ft. Worth, Texas on April 2, 1909. The front of the post card contains a photograph of a house with wood siding and a porch with columns. A brick chimney is visible on the rear of the house.
Date: c. 1909-04-02
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library

Ten Men

Description: 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.
Date: 1901
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Denton Public Library