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Bedford School (1917)

Description: Group of students with teacher along a wall of the school. Students are indentified on the back of the photo. A note on the back says that the girls in the picture with bands around their heads indicate that they are dating. (4 of the 13 girls have bands on). Students are : Willie D. Williams, Hazel Sencer, May Wise, Willie D. Ward, Mabel Sparguer, Will Cromer, Alice Holder, ____ Plaster, Bessie Allen, ____Acton, Homer French, Francil Simons, Edna ____, Lucile Simons, Syna Bar, Hazel Wise, Marycel Wise, Effy Bar, Essa Cromer
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Bedford School Class

Description: Bedford School Class photo. Students identified on back of photo. Students : Earl Driskell, Walter Fitch, Johnnie Martin, Frank Karlick, Vera Caudle, Lorene Hurst, Audin Smith, Ruby Cannon, Benice Caudle, Goldie Hacknie, Lillie Bailey, Vada Caudle, Auriela Bailey, George Beves
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Bedford School Class (1922)

Description: Bedford School Class Photo. Students identified on photocopy insert. Some of the students are : Hazel Cannon, R.E. Cannon, Dan Trigg, Edna Creecy, Esther Sparger, Florence Trimble, Cora Creecy, Russel Cromer, Ruby Cannon, Lynn Cannon, Lorene Hurst. W.W. Cromer is the principal. Miss Smith is the instructor.
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Benjamin Franklin Barkley

Description: Portrait of Benjamin Franklin Barkley (1822-1882). He was a physician and county official, born in Kentucky on November 14, 1822. Before moving to Texas he practiced medicine in Mason, Bracken, and Harrison counties, Kentucky. In 1855 he and his wife, Malinda Elizabeth (Duncan), emancipated the slaves on their Kentucky farm and traveled to Texas. They settled in Birdville, the county seat of Tarrant County at that time, with only one horse and $100 worth of medicine. Barkley practiced both law and medicine and helped provide supplies and assistance to struggling families. He donated land for the town's first school and, in 1856, fought unsuccessfully to keep Fort Worth from becoming the county seat.
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Benjamin Johnston Tillar

Description: Benjamin Johnston Tillar, attorney and businessman, was born to John Thomas Westbrook and Antoinette (Pruitt) Tillar on September 17, 1866, at Selma, Arkansas. He moved to Fort Worth in 1894 and quickly established himself as a leading businessman in the Tarrant county seat. Soon after his arrival in Fort Worth, Tillar played a major role in the establishment of the National Live Stock Bank of Fort Worth, where he served as vice president until the bank merged with the American National Bank in 1897. He held a seat on the latter institution's board of directors. Before the merger Tillar and a partner had formed the company of Bush and Tillar, a ranch holding company, which eventually acquired some 100,000 acres in Howard, Borden, Mitchell, and Scurry counties. The ranches operated by the company made the Bush and Tillar Company one of the state's largest beef producers and apparently enabled Tillar to accumulate a considerable fortune. He sold his interest in the firm in 1906 and embarked upon the financing and construction of a million-dollar luxury hotel, the Westbrook, in Fort Worth. He died in Paris, France, while on vacation, on September 7, 1923, and was buried in East Oakwood Cemetery, Fort Worth.
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