Smith County Historical Society

Burnett Cecil Pierce (1894-1977)

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Id:        20 Veteran Name:           Pierce, Burnette C. Place of Birth:             Tyler, Smith County, Texas Birth or age:   25 July 1894 Residence:       Tyler, Smith County, Texas Enlistment place:        Tyler, Smith County, Texas Ind-Enlist- Service Branch:    USA Enl Date:         19 September 1917 Unit Regt:       359th Infantry, Company L Division:          90th Rank:   pfc Overseas:    ...[Read More]

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From the HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF THE ALUMNI OF UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 1884-1901. THE UNIVERSITY RECORD VOL. IV.–MAY, 1902.–NOS. 1-2 LASSETER, HENRY ELBERT, Lawyer: Tyler. Born March 8, 1874, in Navarro county; son of Solomon and Nettie (née Glaze) Lasseter. Prepared for University at Summer Hill Select School, Omen. Entered from Tyler. Student 1897-1898. Married Mabel Teagarden, July 27, ...[Read More]

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From the HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF THE ALUMNI OF UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS 1884-1901.  THE UNIVERSITY RECORD VOL. IV.–MAY, 1902.–NOS. 1-2   HERNDON, JOHN HENRY, B.Lit., Lawyer: Tyler. Born July 12, 1867, at Tyler; son of William Smith and Mary Louise (née McKellar) Herndon. Prepared for University at Tyler High School. Entered from Tyler. Student 1883-1888; Business Manager Magazine, 1887; Ass ...[Read More]

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From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, December 3, 1917:   Letter From Camp Travis Promotions Come to Tyler Boys – Studying French   Camp Travis, November 27, 1917. The holiday will soon be here and the boys at Camp Travis are looking forward to them with pleasure. Thanksgiving is just two days off now, and we will have a big Football game and many other events that day to entertain us. Our Tha ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, November 8, 1917.   Lieut. Edelle Parker Writes Interesting Letter About War From “Somewere in France”   Mr. W.H. Parker, of the Cotton Belt general offices, is just in receipt of a very fine lett ...[Read More]

Forty Years Ago – 1977 September 1

A look back at the anniversaries of Smith County, Texas. Hopefully with some research from me and some comments from you. East Texas Chest Hospital September 1, 1977: The name of East Texas Chest Hospital was changed to The University of Texas Health Center at Tyler when it became a component of the University of Texas System.   From a blog done by University of Texas at Tyler Archives and Sp ...[Read More]

Forty Years Ago – 1977 August

A look back at the anniversaries of Smith County, Texas. Hopefully with some research from me and some comments from you. KZAK-FM Radio Station changed its call letters to KTYL-FM.

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, November 2, 1917:   Interesting Letter From Tyler Soldier At Camp Travis Company L, 359th Infantry, Camp Travis, Texas, Oct. 13. Mr. F. W. Bowron, Tyler, Texas, Dear Sir: – I have been so busy si ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, October 9, 1917:   Troup Soldier Writes Interesting Letter   Following letter in the Troup Banner from a soldier boy from Troup will be read with interest by all who have sons or brothers in the ar ...[Read More]

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Letters Home From Soldiers During World War I is going to be a regular weekly feature in celebration of the centennial of the United States entering World War I. From Tyler Daily Courier-Times, October 9, 1917:   Letter From Tyler Boy Gives Experience of U.S. Naval Travels   Mr. W.H. Parker, a well known employee in the Cotton Belt General offices, has received an interesting letter from ...[Read More]