Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 48, 2018


Chronicles of Smith County, Texas, Volume 48, 2018. Smith County, Texas in World War I


Chronicles of Smith County, Texas has been published by the Smith County Historical Society since 1962. The articles are always informative about the county’s history and often include photographs, maps and tables.

All issues have been published in an 8.5 inch X 11 inch, soft cover format. With the large number of topics already covered since its beginning, past issues of Chronicles are important resources for any person researching our history!

Indexes, each covering a 10-year span of Chronicles, are also available and provide the invaluable keys to this saved history.


Theme of this issue: Smith County, Texas in World War I

Table of Contents:

  • Front Cover: Edelle Parker of Tyler (believed to be at bottom right), 16th US Infantry, fellow officers, and friend in France. Photo courtesy of John P. Carroll.

  • Introduction: Smith County, Texas, in World War I, by Matthew M. Stith, page 1-3.

  • Tyler in 1918: A Visit to the Not-Yet-City of Roses, by Jeffrey Owens, page 4-18.

  • The Military Draft in Smith County, Texas, during World War I, by Andrew L. Leath, page 19-25.

  • African Americans in Smith County During the Great War, by Randal B. Gilbert, page 26-33.

  • Negro Soldier From Smith Co. Wears Special Decorations. Tyler Daily Courier-Times, February 17, 1919, pg. 4, page 33.

  • Camp Travis News: The Training Camp News Life of Smith County Draftees, by Andrew L. Leath, page 34-37.

  • Service Medals, World War I, page 37.

  • Roster of Company G, Sixth Texas Infantry, National Guard, July 21, 1917, page 38-40.

  • Smith County’s Militia Companies in World War I, by Andrew L. Leath, page 41-45.

  • “Give My Regards to the People of Tyler”: Edelle Parker and the Western Front, by Mandy Link, page 46-55.,

  • Four Letters from The Troup Banner, page 56-59.

  • Three Heroes: A Personal History, by Logan Fitzgerald, page 60-64.

  • Tyler Physicians in World War I, by Katarina Stadelmann, page 65-67.

  • Smith County’s World War I Dead, by Andrew L. Leath, page 68-77.

  • Tyler High School Boys at War, by Megan Priddy, page 78-79.

  • Smith County Red Cross, 1917-1920, by Vicki Betts, page 80-87.

  • Food Conservation During World War I, by Tracy Malone, page 88-92.

  • Doing Their Bit: Children and Young Adults Fight the War, by Marvin Mayer and Vicki Betts, page 93-98.

  • Liberty Bonds and War Savings Stamps: Financing the War to End all Wars, by Vicki Betts, page 99-103.

  • Remembering the Service Flag, by Sarah Wagner, page 104-107.

  • “The Girls Were All Faithful”: Organizing Local Union 172, United Garment Workers of American at Long-Hargrove Manufacturing Company, by Vicki Betts, page 108-111.

  • Tyler, the Texas Cotton Belt and World War I, by Steven Schwartz, page 112-116.

  • The Consequences of Dissent in East Texas, 1917-1921, by Vicki Betts, page 117-123.

  • World War I and the Spanish Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919, by Carol Kehl, page 124-131.

  • Armistice Day in Smith County, by Cecili Kennedy, page 132-133.

  • Homecoming: Armistice Style, by Alexander Ellis, page 134-136.

  • The Peace Stained Glass Window at Christ Episcopal, by Madeline Travis, page 137-138.

  • Contributors to this issue, page 139-140

  • Back Cover: Memorial in possession of Women’s Auxiliary, Favre Baldwin American Legion Post No. 12,, Tyler, Texas. Photo by Marjorie Walle.

Check out our Chronicles Index – a compilation of our four published books of indexes and the seven unpublished volumes of indexes. Note: this does not include this issue as yet but it will shortly.


Index for Chronicles  Volume 48 2018.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 1 in