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From: "Charles A. Wyly" <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 21:22:57 -0600
Subject: Re: Oakdale School photo in Star Telegram archives-& what
Sorry, but my scanner seems to be on strike. If you want one mailed, let
me know and I will send one by Snail Mail.
I searched Fort Worth Star Telegram Archives on Google search , which
led to Arlington State University now having some of Star Telegram
archives. I had found info there in the past which hasn't floated to the
top his tour. Also, Snow Murder Trial in Stephenville was coverred in
detail by Star Telegram. I did see a photo of a General holding some of
the pieces from the Roswell Crash in Star Telegram. Seems Cousin Percy
Wyly, born in Tahlequah was in FBI under J. Edgar Hoover- in Fort Worth
and other sites. and some Internet records of Roswell UFO sites had
info he had filed in Fort Worth FBI offices, before he left for the
Integration of Mississippi. Percy retired as head of security in
Albequerque for Sandia Corp. and Albequerque City Schools- when we did
not yet have security guards in most Texas schools and the word of the
Administrators was all the law we needed.
Star Telegram coverred the Roswell incidents and reminded us of the
report from Auroa, Wise County, appx. 1910, of a flying object hitting a
windmill and killing those inside. ( Maybe it was a water trough picked
up buy a tornado???If so, who did they bury??)
The article of Oak Dale , Erath County Grammar school of 1909 with 41
names of students with one teacher, was in a 1961 or 1962 series
called WEST TEXAS PIONEERS, by Pauline Naylor. The photo was in
possession of Don M. Lawson, Route 4 , Stephenville. The teacher was Ms.
Dixie Higgs aka Mrs. M.C.Brandon.
It was listed under Pioneer Editor of West Texas History and states
that the photo and info would be returned to the Owner, so some Lawson
Descendant out there should have the origional photo and notes.
Families in photo are Lawson Higgs, Sykes, Kenney,Watkins,Kerr, Johnson,
Meford,Roberson, Woods, Foster, Hicks, Lydia,Kimborough,Fanning,
Birdwell,- and 2 or more of each family.
This photo has all students named- including Bailey and StoneCousins,
and children of Henry and George Carey. An article below this about the
Boss of the year from Fredricksburg datedMarch 29, so the article was in
march 1961 or 1962
Apparently ASU ( Arlington State University) now has Archives which
include West Texas History as reported in Fort Worth Star Telegram.
Charles A. Wyly