Hi, I attended Stephenville High school with Ted Dea=ver of Bluf Dale,
grad. 1946. Think he went to Tarleton and Texas A&M. He was working at
General dynamics (Fort Worth Convair) 1950-57 when I was building 7 years
Seniority. Saw him at a class reunion a few years ago. He was introduced
as a leader in foreign Aircraft sales for Convair AKAS General Dynamics
and had worked in Israel while selling fighters to the Isralei air force
and other friends.
He may be on his dad's place in Bluf Dale, Erath County or around Lake
Grandbury retirement homes, Hood or maybe Somerville County.
Ted and friends rode the contract bus from Bluff Dale- the "Blue Goose".
During the war new busses could not be bought for civilians. Some skilled
metal worker used his aircraft skills to build a bus body on an old truck
frame. After it was retired from school use it spent its old age hauling
workers from Bluff Dale and Grandbury to Convair.
I car pooled some and hauled riders some from Stephenville and Denton to
Convair while finishing my first degree from College. It took less time
to get to Stephenville than to one place I lived in Fort Worth. Commuting
saved over an hour a day. One car pool drove from De Leon to Convair
every day. Some lived north of the Red River. Cousin Melvin Tarpley drove
from Lipan every day until he retired. Al Gore does not understand how
the Texas economy is dependent on long commuter trips. I would not have
done it in one of the Geos he thinks the common man should drive while he
flies jets across the nation and rides in Lincolns and Cadillacs. What is
sauce for the Goose is sauce for the Gander, my grandparents said.
Charles A. Wyly
On Sun, 23 Apr 2000 21:25:39 -0700 "Joe D. Deaver" <ancestry(a)deaver.com>
There were four Deaver brothers who came to Erath County in the 1860s
Roland Nathaniel Deaver 1843-1886 (died in Bluff Dale area)
Richard Albert Deaver 1828-1901 (later moved to Brown County)
William Jasper Deaver 1833-1912 (died in Bluff Dale area)
Archiball Singleton Deaver 1847-? (ended up in Hood County)
There are still a number of Deaver descendents living in Erath
particularly those of William Jasper Deaver. I have met a few of
am interested in meeting other who are researching these and other
Deaver lines. (Richard Albert Deaver was my direct ancestor.)
Joe D. Deaver
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