They were married either in Stephenville or Green's Creek. I do not have
the dates or family tree from them. Fred was born July 15, 1867 and
they were maried in 1890.
I did find an old statement of Walnut Springs Public schools when Roy
Millford was apparently Superintendent. The old Texas Central rr was
running shops and roundhouse , a lake for steam trains, a Central
College in the present City park. The Morgan Railroad and steamship
lines sold out to Katy Railroad. Contrary to info as were destroyed by
fire. One old shop building was moved by the WPA to the 2 story Brick
school and became the gym, a stage, and a Home Economics and a
Vocational Agriculture classroom and shop under the stage. TEXAS ESCAPES
internet others on the internet say the trains quit running in 1930's.
In 1960, the train was running a few times a week from the Albany area
Sheetrock mill and it hada 5 mile speed limit through Walnut, Iredell,
Hico,Dublin and on.
I was Principal there in 1960's , and in the old rolltop desk, I found a
4 page Discipline guide, with Roy Mefford as head of Judicial
Department, and the enacting Department. With a set number of Demerits,
both boys and girls in primary, elementary, and high school possible
paddlings designated teachers, or the parent, or dismissal. Maximum for
boys was 17 licks and for girls, 11 licks.
Other Erath County names listed in Walnut Springs were Ira Hurley (
Born in Crockett or Pony Creek area)School board chairman,
, Sam Rose, and a Mrs. Crouch.Also Fretwells and McCartys. Jim Tom
Harris had worked at the Johnsville cotton gin several years in 1930's.
There must have been a train track there in 1860's, as Iredell legend
has it that John Wilkes Booth , with a broken leg and a friend, in an
empty boxcar and got off in Iredell, and taught school there under
another name. Dad knew where the cabin was in 1950's. He taught school
at Harmony one year.
Anyone have any pieces to the puzzle above?
Charles A. Wyly
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