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Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

 
Life in Donley County Texas 1850 - 1950

Donley County, Texas from 1850 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. This was life in Texas as our parents, grandparents and ancestors saw it.

 

Rev R.W. Moore & Horse Clarendon in 1930'sRev R.W. Moore & Horse Clarendon in 1930's

Some time in the 1930s the Reverend R. W. Moore posed with his horse and a post-hole digging shovel for this huge highly detailed photograph

Ten Cowboys Near Clarendon Texas in 1900sTen Cowboys Near Clarendon Texas in 1900s

Nine cowboys on horseback and one on a wagon at a ranch near Clarendon, Texas in the late 1800s or early 1900s. Ranch buildings and a windmill can be seen in the background.

Sullivan Family in Clarendon Texas in 1930sSullivan Family in Clarendon Texas in 1930s

Female members of the Sullivan family including Gypsy Ted Sullivan Wiley standing behind a picket fence in front of a house in Clarendon, Texas in 1930s

Panhandle Literary Society of Clarendon College 1907Panhandle Literary Society of Clarendon College 1907

The male students, in a range of ages, and professors, are posed in rows. They are formally dressed and each has a ribbon attached to his jacket lapel. Individuals appearing in the image are: Front row, l-r, Jerry Fagan, Elmer Smith, Erchal Lacy, Bob Glenn; second row, Louis Hardy ... continued in artcle

Public Hanging Clarendon Texas in 1910Public Hanging Clarendon Texas in 1910

In 1910 hundreds crowded around the scaffold to witness the last public hanging in Donley County and the sad event was captured by photographer H. Milkey

Clarendon Post Card in 1907Clarendon Post Card in 1907

On July 19, 1907 someone from Clarendon Texas longed for a missing spouse and created this postcard in an attempt to convince them to come home ...

Clarendon College Graduating Class in 1908Clarendon College Graduating Class in 1908

Eleven women and nine men graduated from Clarendon College and posed for this photo in June 1908

Photograph of the main building of Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas in 1906. There are three children sitting on the ground in front of the building, and a girl is about to enter one of the doors. Clarendon College in 1906

Photograph of the main building of Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas in 1906. There are three children sitting on the ground in front of the building, and a girl is about to enter one of the doors.

Clarendon Texas Classroom in 1910sClarendon Texas Classroom in 1910s

Photograph of students in a classroom at a school in Clarendon, Texas. Most of the students are seated at desks, with a group of nine boys standing at the rear. An adult male is also standing at the rear of the class. The boy standing fifth from the left is identified as Harold Bugbee.

Mrs. Richard R. Gill in Donley County Texas in 1941Mrs. Richard R. Gill in Donley County Texas in 1941

With home canned eggs and other produce in the background Mrs. Richard R Gill of Donley County prepares eggs for the market. The large containers are filled with homemade lard. Note that Mrs. Gill's attractive jacket is made from a sugar sack.

Female Students at Clarendon College in 1908Female Students at Clarendon College in 1908

Group photograph of female students at Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas, with Irene Biffle Williams on the 2nd row from the top, 3rd person from the left.

Resources:

West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Vintage Texas Photos (eBay)

Books about Donley County People and Places

Books about Donley County PeopleBooks about Clarendon , Hedley, Lelia Lake and Jericho Texas.

Donley County Estates with Unclaimed Money

Donley County Texas Unclaimed EstatesThese Deceased Residents of Donley County Left a total $18,740 in Unclaimed Money for their heirs. Please share this with your family and friends from Clarendon and Hedley Texas to let them know how to claim their inheritance from the Texas Comptroller's Office. . . see the list

 

What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County

 

Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Famous Actors from West TexasBooks about Texas People County by County
 

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