Smith County Historical Society

Wounded Men Are Jolly – WW1 Letter from Gertrude Brogan To Her Sister

France, Nov. 7, 1918 Dear Sister, Here I come again to let you know that I am still “over here” doing my bit.  I am still at the same place I was when I wrote you last and suppose I will be here some time, so am sending the address of this hospital for the next letter that you write me. It still rains quite a bit here but I am getting used to it, so do not mind it so much but do not th ...[Read More]

William Wade Renfro – WWI Servicemen Sponsorship 2018

various world war I men in uniform

Women’s History Month and Bess Robinson

Cyril H Parker and Clipperton Island

Tom Fennell- WWI Servicemen Sponsorship 2018

various world war I men in uniform

John Arterberry- WWI Servicemen Sponsorship 2017

various world war I men in uniform

Albert Arterberry- WWI Servicemen Sponsorship 2017

various world war I men in uniform

Tidbits 2017-12-14 Roberta Frances Lavender

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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 from page 28 LAVENDER, ROBERTA FRANCES, B.Lit., Tutor of Latin, University of Texas: Austin. Born January 12, 1871, at Tyler, daughter of David Smith and Frances Ann (née Swann) Lavender. Attended Sam Houston Normal Institute, 1887-1888. Entered Univer ...[Read More]

Burnett Cecil Pierce (1894-1977)

World War I Poster Showing three workers.

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]

Tidbits 2017-10-31 Henry Elbert Lasseter

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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]