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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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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:   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]

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